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  • George Zimmerman’s Lawyer: 'Facts Have Been Spun by the Media'

    04/02/2012 8:15:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Time Magarag ^ | 4/2/12 | E. Dias
    When George Zimmerman’s lawyer, Orlando-based criminal defense attorney Craig Sonner, defended his client to TIME on Sunday night, he would not say whether he is gathering evidence for a trial. But he hints he is thinking ahead to a criminal case. “I err on the side of preparedness,” he says. “Every time I take a case I prepare as though I am going to trial.” Sonner continues to remain mum on the specifics of the incident, like why police surveillance cameras showed Zimmerman with no apparent blood and grass stains soon after the shooting, or whether or not he has...
  • Media Silent as Left Attacks Kids of WI Lt. Gov.

    04/01/2012 12:04:01 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 22 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 03-30-12 | John Nolte
    This is what we see time and again at the hands of the same Left that manufactured a month's long non-troversy over a word Rush Limbaugh spoke. While, on one hand, the left and their media allies feign outrage over Limbaugh, on the other hand, they either willfully ignore or launch vile, sexist attacks against conservative women that go well beyond anything that can in any way be called satire or humor. Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch is a wife, mother, and a cancer survivor. She's currently being targeted for recall and by some of the ugliest personal attacks you'll...
  • NBC to do ‘internal investigation’ on Zimmerman segment [NBC edited tape to make him look racist]

    04/01/2012 11:48:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 31, 2012 | Erik Wemple
    NBC told this blog today that it would investigate its handling of a piece on the “Today” show that ham-handedly abridged the conversation between George Zimmerman and a dispatcher in the moments before the death of Trayvon Martin. A statement from NBC: “We have launched an internal investigation into the editorial process surrounding this particular story.” Great news right there. As exposed by Fox News and media watchdog site NewsBusters, the “Today” segment took this approach to a key part of the dispatcher call: Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black. Here’s how the...
  • Lyons: Justice for Trayvon Martin [Let's ban guns, and then worship Obama Barf Alert]

    04/01/2012 8:53:27 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 40 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | 28 MAR 12 | by Gene Lyons
    Everybody wants to see justice done in the Trayvon Martin case, and almost everybody acts as if they already know what that is. Never mind the Rev. Al Sharpton, activist and crusading journalist all in one. Nor his MSNBC colleague Lawrence O'Donnell, who recently announced he'd decided to forgo wearing a hoodie on TV to look more like a prosecutor. Here's GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on "Face the Nation," assessing shooter George Zimmerman's mental health. "Someone has a very sick mind who would pursue someone like this, Santorum said. "This is clearly a heinous act. You know, there are...
  • Biden: Trayvon case could spur gun laws debate

    03/31/2012 6:14:58 AM PDT · by maggief · 44 replies
    CBSNews ^ | March 31, 2012 | Chad Sinclair
    (CBS News) Vice President Joe Biden said Florida's "Stand Your Ground" gun laws will be a topic of debate in light of the controversy surrounding the shooting of Trayvon Martin. "It's important that people be put in a position where their Second Amendment rights are protected, but that they also don't, as a consequence of the laws, unintendedly put themselves in harm's way," Biden told anchor Bob Schieffer in an interview to air on "Face the Nation" on Sunday.
  • Obama Health Czar Nancy-Ann DeParle married to New York Times Reporter

    04/01/2012 7:59:03 AM PDT · by kcvl · 13 replies
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    Nancy-Ann DeParle - Health Czar Former head of Medicare / Medicaid. Strong proponent of Healthcare Rationing (i.e. "Death Panels"). She is married to a reporter for The New York Times. She is married to Jason DeParle, a reporter for The New York Times.
  • NBC Investigating Edited 911 Call From Night Trayvon Martin Died

    03/31/2012 8:27:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | March 31, 2012 | Paul Bond
    The "Today" show version made shooter George Zimmerman appear to be engaged in racial profiling. NBC News said Saturday it is investigating why its Today show broadcast an edited version of the 911 call placed by George Zimmerman the night he shot and killed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Both Today and MSNBC have broadcast an edited version of the call, which makes Zimmerman sound as if he were engaged in racial profiling. "We have launched an internal investigation into the editorial process surrounding this particular story," a spokeswoman for Today told THR Saturday. Last week, Today aired a segment that...
  • Did NBC Air Edited Zimmerman 911 Audio To Incite

    03/31/2012 12:40:22 PM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 60 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | March 31, 2012 | Dan Riehl
    Two days ago, Big Journalism reported on a published report by MSNBC staff and NBC News that contained an irresponsibly edited quote from George Zimmerman's 911 call that mislead to portray him as racist. It's now emerged that NBC actually aired an edited version of the call that matches the published report. In the NBC segment, Zimmerman says: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.” The full version, though, unfolds like this: Zimmerman: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around,...
  • Joe Scarborough Lambastes Conservative Websites For Posthumous Vilification Of Trayvon Martin

    03/30/2012 10:16:08 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 30, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough delivered a devastating critique of conservative sites that have engaged in a coordinated effort to tarnish the reputation of Trayvon Martin in death. “Why is it that some on the right are actually taking this up as a cause,” asked an incredulous Scarborough. “As National Review said almost immediately after it happened, ‘this has nothing to do with gun rights, this has nothing to do with the second amendment, this has nothing to do with stand your ground laws, this has nothing to do with the NRA. This has everything to do with...
  • Romney wealth in focus on campaign trail

    03/30/2012 5:25:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    AP via Google News ^ | March 30, 2012 | By BETH FOUHY
    APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Friday defended his personal wealth amid intensifying criticism from his main GOP rival and President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, unlikely allies working to portray the former businessman as out of touch with most Americans. Romney, who is worth up to $250 million, would be among the nation's richest presidents if elected. His Democratic and Republican opponents have thrust Romney's success to the forefront of the presidential contest as he tightens his grasp on the GOP nomination. "If we become one of those societies that attacks success, one outcome is certain...
  • Media Silent As Left Attacks Kids Of Wisconsin Lt. Governor

    03/30/2012 1:23:00 PM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 15 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | March 30, 2012 | John Nolte
    This is what we see time and again at the hands of the same Left that manufactured a month's long non-troversy over a word Rush Limbaugh spoke. While, on one hand, the left and their media allies feign outrage over Limbaugh, on the other hand, they either willfully ignore or launch vile, sexist attacks against conservative women that go well beyond anything that can in any way be called satire or humor.
  • Former Tea Party Spokesman Cleared of Kidnapping, Rape Charges After Alleged Victim Recants

    Prosecutors have dropped kidnapping and rape charges against a former San Diego Tea Party spokesman after the alleged victim recanted her story. Michael Kobulnicky, 54, was arrested earlier this month and accused of sexually assaulting a 56-year-old woman he allegedly picked up in his car. According to San Diego Fox affiliate KSWB-TV, the alleged victim appeared at a bail hearing Monday and told the judge Kobulnicky was not the man who assaulted her. On Wednesday, she recanted her story to prosecutors and said she was never kidnapped or raped.
  • The First-Ever Lottery Jackpot Richer Than Mitt Romney

    03/30/2012 8:58:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo! News ^ | March 30, 2012 | by Amber Porter
    The lottery drawing tonight might make someone very rich and – for the first time ever for a lottery – richer than Mitt Romney. Sure, a few jackpot totals have been greater than Romney’s estimated worth of $250 million, but after various taxes, no cash payout has ever topped his wealth. Tonight’s cash option of an estimated $398.8 million would place some lucky person far above the Romneys on the list of Very Rich Americans. There’s lots of advice being given today on what to do with all that money if you win, but Mitt Romney might have a few...
  • Daily Kos: 'Movement Conservatism' More Deadly in America Than al-Qaeda

    03/29/2012 5:58:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Daily Kos: 'Movement Conservatism' More Deadly in America Than al-Qaeda By Tim Graham Created 03/29/2012 - 8:41am Here’s a sentence you don’t read every day: “Movement Conservatism will kill more innocent Americans than Al-Qaida ever will.” That is, of course, a Daily Kos sentence from Wednesday. Several hours later, another Kosmonaut insisted the conservative brain has no sense of time, place or direction. Conservatives can barely walk, it seems, let alone talk. The blogger “LeftHandedMan” was so upset by liberal Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe gave Obama a near "F" for failure when it came to bipartisan outreach. “President Obama. Only...
  • Police surveillance video of Zimmerman may show head injury (photo)

    03/29/2012 6:08:47 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 96 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/29/12 | Matt Boyle
    Surveillance video of George Zimmerman arriving at a Sanford, Fla. police station indicates what may be an injury to the back of his head, a Daily Caller analysis shows. ABC News published the video Wednesday evening. Zimmerman is the man who shot and killed 17-year-old black teen Trayvon Martin a month ago. “A police surveillance video taken the night that Trayvon Martin was shot dead shows no blood or bruises on George Zimmerman,” ABC News reporter Matt Gutman wrote, noting that Zimmerman told police “he shot Martin after he was punched in the nose, knocked down and had his head...
  • Trayvon Martin: The Neuroscience of What Makes People Trigger-Happy (Barf)

    03/28/2012 10:53:44 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | March 26, 2012 | Erika Christakis
    If you were handed a can of bug spray, you might start killing a lot of insects around the house. And if you had reason to believe that the bugs were poisonous — maybe because your neighbor told you there was an infestation, or you had seen a show about creepy crawly things on the Discovery Channel — you might even become convinced that the little piece of lint under your bed was a nasty spider, curled up just waiting to bite you. Americans tend to overestimate both their risk of exposure to violent crime and their ability to judge...
  • MSM Bias about "racism": white-Hispanic Zimmerman Vs. Mohammed Merah

    03/28/2012 10:59:53 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | March 23, 2012
    Media Pretty Sure of George "White Hispanic" Zimmerman's Racist Motive, But Not Quite Sure What Might Have Motivated Mohammad Merah ...
  • Former NAACP leader C.L. Bryant blasts CNN’s Roland Martin

    03/27/2012 7:43:45 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 2 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Former NAACP leader C.L. Bryant went head to head Tuesday with CNN’s Roland Martin over how black leaders have responded to the Feb. 26 Trayvon Martin killing. In an interview with The Daily Caller Monday, Bryant, once the chapter president of the Garland, Texas NAACP, criticized Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton of “exploiting” the Martin tragedy in order to “racially divide this country.” But the CNN contributor took issue with Bryant, tweeting his disapproval multiple times. On Tuesday’s “Outfront with Erin Burnett” on CNN, Martin had an opportunity to push back against Bryant on live TV. ...more (w/video)...
  • S.F. slayings suspect avoided deportation in 2006

    03/26/2012 5:42:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 18+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/26/12 | Kevin Fagan, Henry K. Lee, Justin Berton
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The suspect in last week's slayings of five people in San Francisco was ordered deported in 2006 after he served a prison term for robbery and assault, but because his native Vietnam would not issue travel documents for him, immigration officials had to let him go free, officials said Monday. Binh Thai Luc, 35, of San Francisco was released under the terms of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said undocumented immigrants must be released after six months if their country of origin won't take them back, according to officials with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
  • Trayvon Martin was suspended from school for having a 'burglary tool'

    03/27/2012 7:17:54 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 77 replies
    The teen was suspended from school three times He was on suspension when he was shot in February, after officials caught him with a 'marijuana pipe' and a baggie with drug residue Trayvon was kicked out of school in October for graffiti after he was allegedly caught with a 'burglary tool' and a bag full of women's jewelry Officials also suspended him once for skipping school and tardiness Tearful parents say their son is now the victim of a smear campaign New poll shows 73 percent of Americans think Zimmerman should be arrested Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was allegedly suspended...
  • Sarah Palin: The Audacity of Obama’s Intentions Revealed

    03/26/2012 6:24:42 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies · 88+ views
    Sarah Palin's Facebook Notes ^ | March 26, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Whoever chooses to merely dismiss the significance of today’s exchange between our President and Russia’s President should have their intelligence and patriotism questioned. Let this exchange be a warning to voters: President Obama will have “more flexibility” to weaken us if he’s re-elected in November. He was caught speaking candidly to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev before a “hot mic” today (and surely one must believe he didn’t know the mics were still on; surely he’s not so audacious as to purposefully broadcast his intentions), as reported by ABC’s Jake Tapper. Here’s the exchange: President Obama: On all these issues, but...
  • What the media doesn’t want you to know about Trayvon Martin

    03/26/2012 4:07:07 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 87 replies · 69+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-26-12 | DrJohn
    When a story regarding the Trayvon Martin death appears, it is almost universally accompanied by this image: It is of a Trayvon Martin years younger than he really was. And it's not accurate. Dan Linehan has done some sleuthing and found a much different picture of Trayvon Martin than the one being forced down our throats. The real Trayvon Martin is being scrubbed as you read this. This is a more recent image of Trayvon Martin And so is this: TwitterIt seems that Tray was also on Twitter, but his account seems to have been recently deleted by his family...
  • Howard Kurtz Wonders 'How on Earth' MSNBC Lets Al Sharpton Be Both Activist and Anchor...

    03/26/2012 9:35:03 AM PDT · by maggief · 24 replies · 3+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 26, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    CNN's Howard Kurtz was astonished that MSNBC has allowed Al Sharpton to be both an activist and a news anchor in covering the Trayvon Martin shooting. Near the beginning of his 11 a.m. Sunday show Reliable Sources, Kurtz maintained that Sharpton should have had to choose between activism and journalism in that case. Kurtz asked "how on earth can Al Sharpton go there, and be an activist and stand with the parents and he asked people to contribute money and he went to the Justice Department with the parents of Trayvon Martin....And then he does his show and then he...
  • Gannett journalists under fire for signing Scott Walker recall petition

    03/26/2012 6:30:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 16+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 03/26/2012 | Roy Greenslade
    While Lord Justice Leveson ponders where to draw the ethical line for British journalists, consider the latest ethical row in the United States.Some 25 editorial staff working for Gannett newspapers in Wisconsin have come under fire from their bosses - and some journalists - for taking part in a political ballot.They signed a petition demanding that the state's governor, Scott Walker, be recalled (reasons here).Kevin Corrado, publisher of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, called the journalists' action "disheartening" and said they would face "disciplinary measures." He told his readers: "It has caused us to examine how this could have happened, how...
  • In Florida Racialist Black Leaders Found A Cause.Unfortunately,The Wrong One RE:Zimmerman/Martin

    03/26/2012 6:30:26 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 25 replies · 4+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 03/26/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    [CORRECTION - FREE REPUBLIC MODERATOR - CAN YOU PULL THE OTHER ONE- SAME TITLE- DOWN?] Pulitzer Prize winning Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post has joined the fray with black leaders across the country, who are calling for the lynching of Hispanic George Zimmerman for his self-defense shooting of Trayvon Martin. Mr. Robinson, a professorial racialist akin to the likes of Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, and Al Sharpton, also rushed to judgment in 2006 when multiple white Duke Lacrosse players were falsely accused of the hate crime of raping a black stripper at a college party. Robinson remarked back then,...
  • Rick Santorum lashes out at New York Times reporter

    03/26/2012 6:26:21 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 34 replies · 36+ views
    politco ^ | 3-25-12 | By JUANA SUMMERS
    FRANKSVILLE, Wis. — On the eve of the U.S. Supreme Court’s debate over the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law, Rick Santorum declared that Mitt Romney’s support for a similar law in Massachusetts made him “the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.” But when pressed by reporters about the sharp statement, Santorum grew agitated, saying that his comments regarding Romney were confined to the issue of health care. “Quit distorting my words. It’s bull——,” Santorum told a New York Times reporter who pressed the question. [snip] In response to repeated questions on the...
  • Roland Martin Tells David Steinberg...He Should Get 'Shock Therapy' for 'Mental Health Issues'

    03/26/2012 6:14:14 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 3 replies · 2+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 3/25/12 | Tom Blumer
    Less than two weeks after his suspension for previous intemperate tweets was lifted, CNN's Roland Martin was engaging in personally insulting "mis-tweetment" again this afternoon with PJ Media's David Steinberg. In a series of tweets at around 5 p.m. tonight seen after the jump, Steinberg criticized Martin for spending so much time on the press's Trayvon Martin obsession -- where one person tragically died -- while ignoring the impact and meaning of the documents leaked by an unnamed Department of Justice official relating to the Fast and Furious "gunwalking" scandal -- as a result of which "at least 300 Mexicans,...
  • What if George Zimmerman had a more hispanic sounding name?

    03/25/2012 6:25:03 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 42 replies · 1+ views
    How much you want to bet that if "George Zimmerman" were instead "Pedro Zimmerman", or even how about "Pedro Hernandez". If he were Juan Gonzales, or Joze Bustamonte, Carlos Rodriguez, or Eduardo Garcia....... There's no way the media could do the race baiting that they're getting away with now. Everybody knows only white people can be racist. *SARCASM*
  • CNNMoney Caught Changing Report on ‘Green’ Jobs Numbers, Casting Them in More Positive Light

    03/25/2012 3:03:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/25/12 | Becket Adams
    At 7:50 am Friday morning, CNNMoney reported on the embarrassingly small number of jobs the “green” energy industry has contributed to the nation’s workforce. The story was titled “‘Green’ jobs just a small portion of workforce.” -------- “As Kermit knows, it’s not easy being green,” the story began. “There were only 3.1 million green jobs in the U.S. in 2010.” Translation: After receiving billions in federal subsidies ($100 billion from the stimulus program alone), “green” jobs account for only 2.4 percent of the nation’s employment. Seeing as how taxpayer dollars are being thrown at “green” energy projects under the guise...
  • WITNESS: ZIMMERMAN SHOT TRAYVON MARTIN IN SELF-DEFENSE

    03/25/2012 3:33:02 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 162 replies · 7+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | March 25, 2012 | Matthew Burke
    This news goes largely unreported, as race-hustling vultures, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, swoop onto the scene to exploit the tragic shooting for personal publicity and political gain, appointing themselves as judge and jury in the Trayvon Martin shooting case. President Obama is promoting a race war by inferring that Martin was practically his own son: "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon." He might as well as said, "When you kill Trayvon, you've killed my own son. If you support me, retaliate!"
  • African-American Lynch Mob

    03/25/2012 9:24:59 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 91 replies · 2+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 3-25-2012 | David Horowitz - Commentary
    March 25, 2012 African-American Lynch Mob David Horowitz Is anybody else out there as sick and tired as I am of lynch mob racists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton (vide: Tawana Brawley, the Duke Lacrosse kids) who don the mantel of the “civil rights” movement to indict non-blacks in advance of the facts, and incite racial rage against them? Yet that is exactly what they – and scores of black leaders — are doing to an Hispanic individual named George Zimmerman. Along with a cast of thousands, they are holding him guilty of racism before the fact, justifying a...
  • Flashback: Economic Jitters an Albatross for Bush (4.6% unemployment)

    03/25/2012 7:17:12 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 9 replies · 3+ views
    LA Times ^ | 06/29/06 | Doyle McManus
    WASHINGTON — All year long, in speeches and briefings and visits to factories and shops, President Bush and his aides have tried to convince Americans that the economy is in good shape -- and that the president deserves some credit for that. That effort is not making much headway, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has found. Americans are closely divided on whether the economy is in good shape, with 50% saying it is doing well and 47% saying it is doing badly, the poll found. In January, when Bush launched his campaign to spread good news, the national mood was...
  • Zimmerman was on the ground being punched when he shot Trayvon Martin

    03/24/2012 12:01:26 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 91 replies
    Charleston Conservative Examiner ^ | 03/24/12 | Kyle Rogers
    Last weekend in the city of Chicago alone, gangbangers slaughtered ten people and wounded another forty. The youngest fatality is only six years old. The youngest person wounded is only one-year-old. Many of the victim were pedestrians sprayed with bullets in drive by shootings. The national news has said nothing about this. So why does one shooting in Florida warrant weeks of national news? Why has there been thousands of articles a day, for the last four days, about one single shooting? Almost all of the news items about George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin contains a combination of false statements,...
  • Why Is Observing Obama As A Marxist Verboten?

    03/22/2012 12:23:29 AM PDT · by billflax · 40 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 03/22/2012 | Bill Flax
    The recent release of a tape by Andrew Breitbart's outfit sparked renewed interest in President Obama's murky past. In anticipation, conservatives were elated that the president might finally be exposed. The tape showed Obama, then at Harvard Law, orchestrating a protest on behalf of Derrick Bell. Without providing any background on just how radical is Professor Bell, the compliant liberal media derisively dismissed it all as conservative paranoia, even proclaiming presidential vindication. It still appears preposterous to purport that America elected a communist ideologue. The world's greatest beneficiary of capitalist bounty would never willingly empower a radical socialist to "fundamentally...
  • FACT CHECK: More US drilling didn't drop gas price

    03/21/2012 2:29:23 PM PDT · by Dacula · 92 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 3:06 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    <p>WASHINGTON — It's the political cure-all for high gas prices: Drill here, drill now. But more U.S. drilling has not changed how deeply the gas pump drills into your wallet, math and history show.</p> <p>A statistical analysis of 36 years of monthly, inflation-adjusted gasoline prices and U.S. domestic oil production by The Associated Press shows no statistical correlation between how much oil comes out of U.S. wells and the price at the pump.</p>
  • Media Matters wants a fight, but can’t take a punch

    03/21/2012 7:48:39 AM PDT · by pabianice · 10 replies · 1+ views
    dailycaller ^ | 3/21/12 | Coglianese
    After facing down more than a month of tough reporting, David Brock’s Media Matters for America still has nothing to say for itself. The progressive messaging group has all but clammed up about its internal turmoil under a constant barrage of scrutiny from conservatives and liberals alike. It’s been a little over a month since The Daily Caller published the beginning of an investigative series examining the inner workings of Media Matters. The reporting, bolstered by first-hand knowledge from sources familiar with day-to-day activities in the group’s Washington, D.C. offices, revealed close coordination with the Obama White House, a slew...
  • Rising gas prices aren't as bad as you think (Morning Propaganda)

    03/21/2012 7:09:30 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 32 replies · 1+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 03/21/2012 | Steve Hargreaves
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Gas prices are once again dominating the national debate. But despite rhetoric, high gas prices aren't hurting as much as they used to.
  • Obama to fast track southern half of Keystone XL Pipeline

    03/20/2012 2:18:22 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 47 replies
    CNN news blog ^ | 3/20/12 | Brianna Keilar
    President Obama plans to announce in Cushing, Oklahoma Thursday that his administration will expedite the permit for the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, a source familiar with the president's announcement tells CNN. In January, the Obama administration denied a permit for the 1,700 mile long Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would stretch from Canada's tar sands development to the U.S. Gulf Coast. That decision was met by persistent Republican criticism that the president has not been doing everything possible to create jobs and combat high gas prices.
  • ABC News Reports Highest March Gas Prices; Stephanopoulos Giddy Over Possible Drop

    03/20/2012 2:31:28 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | March 20, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Wheee!!! Break out the champagne! Put on your party hats! ABC News has announced that we now have the highest gasoline prices ever for March. Huh? So why the celebrations? Because to watch joyful GMA host George Stephanopoulos in the video below the fold you would think we should all be happy because despite the gloomy news about the high gasoline prices, they MIGHT come down soon. First the harsh reality about current gasoline prices as reported by Zunaira Zaki in this ABC News business blog: The average price of a gallon of regular is now $3.87, the highest recorded...
  • Forgerygate: Media Threatened With Fed Investigations If O Birth Certificate Story Reported

    03/20/2012 1:38:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 4+ views
    The Center for Western Journalism ^ | March 20, 2012 | Doug Book
    Individuals and member organizations of the American media were threatened with FTC and FCC investigation if information gathered by Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse concerning the forgery of Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate were passed on to the American public. It was Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo who made this stunning revelation, stating “During our investigation, we actually were told [that media] had been threatened with FTC investigations. Commentators [had been] threatened with their jobs.” And Jerome Corsi, author of “Where’s the birth certificate,” the book whose imminent publication was responsible for forcing Barack Obama to quickly create and...
  • Media’s Deadly Bias

    03/20/2012 9:40:19 AM PDT · by opentalk · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 19, 2012 | Gadi Adelman
    Writing articles on terrorism in a post 9/11 world becomes more difficult each day. It’s certainly not due to the lack of terror or terror arrests; that, unfortunately, is never ending. Since 9/11 there have been 18,598 deadly terror attacks all in the name of Islam. The writing on the subject of terror for myself and others has become a ‘cat and mouse game’ with the media and the current administration. I cannot even count the amount of times arrests have been made in a terror plot here in the U.S. and there is absolutely no further information available.When I...
  • White House Admits Asking Media to Scrub Reports of Malia Obama's Mexican Vacation

    03/20/2012 7:37:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 182 replies · 2+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 20, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    After it was reported Monday that Malia Obama was going to Mexico for spring break with 25 Secret Service agents, people began to notice that such reports were being scrubbed from the Internet. Politico's Dylan Byers reported Tuesday this was done at the request of the White House: The AFP page for the story now links to a story titled "Senegal music star Youssou Ndour hits campaign trail," as does the Yahoo page. The Huffington Post page now links directly back to the Huffington Post homepage. The Daily Mail, Telegraph, and Australian stories now lead to 404 error pages,...
  • Read an excerpt from Grover G. Norquist and John R. Lott Jr.'s new book -- 'Debacle'

    03/18/2012 8:15:49 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 15, 2012 | John R. Lott Jr. and Grover G. Norquist Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/03/15/read-e
    Editor's note: FoxNews.com is pleased to present an excerpt from "Debacle: Obama's War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future " the new book by Grover G. Norquist and FoxNews.com contributor John R. Lott Jr. Chapter 3: The Stimulus Made Things Worse What Was Promised Matt Lauer: At some point will you say, “Wait a minute, we’ve spent this amount of money. We’re not seeing the results. We’ve got to change course dramatically?” . . . President Obama: Look, I’m at the start of my administration . . . And . . ....
  • Court weighs making health coverage a fact of life

    03/17/2012 10:59:05 AM PDT · by redreno · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 03/17/2012 | By CONNIE CASS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Death, taxes and now health insurance? Having a medical plan or else paying a fine is about to become another certainty of American life, unless the Supreme Court says no. People are split over the wisdom of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, but they are nearly united against its requirement that everybody have insurance. The mandate is intensely unpopular even though more than 8 in 10 people in the United States already are covered by workplace plans or government programs such as Medicare. When the insurance obligation kicks in, not even two years from now, most...
  • The Media Endorse Barack Obama

    03/17/2012 3:41:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Narch 17, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    Writing in this space two months ago, I laid out the media advantage that President Obama has in his quest for reelection. According to a study done by the Pew Research Center, 32 percent of journalists say they are liberal, 53 percent moderate and just 8 percent conservative. Ask John McCain how the press treated him in 2008 if you want specifics on the tilt toward Obama. A great illustration of media bias is the recent dustup over Sandra Fluke. She is the liberal activist trotted out by the Democratic Party to deflect the contraception issue away from the "church-state"...
  • Report: Obama to Release Oil from Strategic Reserve

    03/15/2012 12:20:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 15, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Obama has just announced that the United States and Britain are going to release oil from their Strategic Reserves. I didn't even know that Cameron was up for reelection. I did not know that he was up for reelection. That's why Obama's doing this. This is going to have absolutely no impact whatsoever. It is a purely political move from the guy who says, "We can't drill. We can't drill fast enough, can't drill soon enough." What does that mean? If we can't drill what it means is putting more oil on the market isn't gonna matter...
  • Study Warns of Economic Damage in a Keystone Spill (Slimes running cover for Obama with fake study)

    03/14/2012 4:37:42 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    ny times ^ | 3/14/2012 | DAN FROSCH
    A report released on Tuesday by Cornell University’s Global Labor Institute concludes that the economic damage caused by potential spills from the Keystone XL pipeline could far outweigh the benefits of jobs created by the project. The institute, which advocates the creation of union jobs in renewable energy and analyzes sustainability issues, said that more than a million people work in agricultural or tourism jobs in the six states along Keystone XL’s route and that the economic costs could be considerable if a major spill occurred. The risks of an economically damaging accident are higher than those for conventional crude,...
  • Florida Veterans Demand Democrat Party Remove American Flag Altered With Obama’s Image

    03/14/2012 4:48:17 AM PDT · by blueyon · 81 replies · 1+ views
    Florida Political Press ^ | 3/13/2012 | Tom Tillison
    After a short stand off between a group of veterans and the head of the Lake County, FL Democrat Party, an American flag that had been altered to depict an image of Barack Obama in the space where the stars are normally located was taken down. The Lake County Democratic Headquarters in Tavares has been flying two American flags outside their office. The first an American Flag and the second the altered flag. flagobamaA veterans group arrived late this afternoon with the media in tow and demanded that the second flag be taken down. Don Van Beck, executive director of...
  • Politico Reporter Smears: Limbaugh Is Like the 'Serial Murderer' With 'Bodies in the Trunk' (Video)

    03/13/2012 1:59:48 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/13/2012 | Scott Whitlock
    According to Joe Williams, the senior White House reporter for Politico, Rush Limbaugh is like the "serial murderer" who was caught with "three bodies in the trunk." The veteran journalist made the outrageous comparison on Tuesday's Martin Bashir show, a program that included other liberal smears against the conservative radio host. Before making his offensive connection, Williams highlighted his background covering the police. Regarding Limbaugh's comments about Sandra Fluke, the journalist linked: "... [Law enforcement] always would catch the serial murder because he was driving around with a busted taillight, not because he had, like, three bodies in the trunk."...
  • ‘Stop Tweeting Me’: CNN Anchor Fed Up With Viewer Outrage Over Race Interview (Poor Baby Soledad!)

    03/12/2012 9:22:46 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 03/12/2012 | Jonathon Seidl
    On Thursday, we brought you the story of CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien and her contentious interview over Critical Race Theory. O‘Brien contends the controversial theory isn’t, well, controversial (read the background here). But it appears O‘Brien’s viewers didn’t really agree....