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  • Attack of the Tea Party Zombies

    05/13/2012 5:44:23 PM PDT · by tentmaker · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/13/2012 | Clarice Feldman
    Readers who heed what the media says would have thought the tea party bitter clingers were dead, so this week's election results must have seemed to them like the attack of the zombies. The zombies made their appearance known in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Utah. Less than a year ago a Washington Post blogger contended the tea party was running out of steam, that Senators Olympia Snowe, Dick Lugar and Orrin Hatch looked to easily win re-election against tepid tea party opposition.
  • Our Shameless MSM…Carrying Obama’s Water

    05/12/2012 12:49:17 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-12-12 | Curt
    Unbiased my ass: Washington Post ombudsman Patrick Pexton touted the Post’s Romney-haircut “scoop” as a “deeply reported story” that “holds up to scrutiny.” But the family of the haircut victims told ABC it was “factually inaccurate” and it shouldn’t be used as a political football. Pexton said nonsense: the Post has received “no specific complaint of inaccuracy.” Perhaps more shocking is that the Post shamelessly admits they timed this story precisely to echo on the day after President Obama’s big pro-gay announcement. They actually waited a day longer than planned to let Obama have the front page to himself...
  • Washington Post Slams Bachmann Yet Again (7/7/2011. Same WP Writer, Same Modus Operandi)

    05/11/2012 5:22:01 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 7/7/2011 | By Paul Wilson
    Jason Horowitz's July 6 piece in the Style section of the Washington Post, "Faith & Politics," was a continuation of the mainstream media's crusade against Michele Bachmann and her family. Half anthropology report from the darkest Midwest, half political hit-piece, Horowitz's article sniped at the Bachmanns' opposition to homosexuality and their strong Lutheran faith. Horowitz opened his article by portraying the Mr. and Mrs. Bachmann as unfeeling villains in their opposition to homosexuality: "In an interview last year with a Christian-radio talk show, Marcus Bachmann, a therapist who runs a faith-infused counseling center here, compared homosexuals to 'barbarians' who 'need...
  • ROBIN Roberts was worried Barack Obama would out her as a lesbian.

    05/11/2012 1:17:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 74 replies ^ | May 11, 2012
    ROBIN Roberts was worried Barack Obama would out her as a lesbian. According to a Gawker report, the ABC news anchor — who scored the President Obama gay marriage interview — wasn’t overly enthusiastic about the scoop because she thought it would bring her own sexuality to the forefront. “Most of the discussions [among TV people] today about why Robin got the interview have to do with her being gay,” a source said. “Not that she’s black, or friends of the Obamas. “Obviously they picked her because she’s black and gay.
  • Washington Post Makes Correction to Romney Hit Piece Without Notifying Readers

    05/11/2012 6:17:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    It is customary when a newspaper makes an after-publication correction or change to an article for it to notify readers that an alteration has taken place. Some time after the Washington Post published a 5000-word hit piece on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney Thursday, a key edit was made to the article without such a notification.
  • John King Attacks Conservative Senate Candidate Mourdock for... Promising to Remain Conservative

    05/11/2012 7:04:19 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 10, 2012 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Following Richard Mourdock’s commanding victory in the Indiana Republican primary, CNN’s John King felt it appropriate to criticize Mourdock for of all things his campaign pledge of legislating as a conservative. King began the interview with a loaded question, asking the GOP candidate, "are you so rigid in your ideology that you will refuse compromise and therefore keep the country from solving its problems?" The presumption, of course, that the country's problems can only be solved through compromise away from conservative solutions. King like many in the media have been mourning the loss of Dick Lugar who many viewed as...
  • MSNBC's O’Donnell Defends Fox News's Shep Smith’s Attack on Supporters of Traditional Marriage

    05/11/2012 6:59:48 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 10, 2012 | Jeffrey Meyer
    It seems as though the only time Lawrence O’Donnell has something nice to say about Fox News, it comes at the expense of nearly half the country. Following the incendiary comments Fox News’ Smith made following Obama’s public support for gay marriage, MSNBC’s O’Donnell rushed to his defense and praised him for violating FNC's central value of remaining "fair and balanced." O’Donnell claimed that Smith is the lone voice of reason at Fox News and his comments caused the Fox News website Fox Nation to alter a headline reading "Obama flip-flops, declares war on marriage," to "Obama flip-flops."
  • Media keepers of the status quo upset at Lugar's defeat

    05/10/2012 1:08:55 PM PDT · by TerriHaute · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 10, 2012 | John Kass
    A few weeks after the recent synod of the bishops of journalism — known to us taxpaying chumbolones as the White House Correspondents' Association dinner — the secular clergy pronounced sentence on Indiana Republican Richard Mourdock. Mourdock had the audacity to whomp the heck out of six-term U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar in Tuesday's Indiana Republican primary. Mourdock's sin, according to the high priests of establishment journalism? He's a conservative, and a constitutionalist, backed by the tea party. Watching all this from the bordering state once called Illinois — now known as the wind-swept economic wasteland of Madiganistan — makes me...
  • ABC's Robin Roberts On Interviewing Obama: "I'm Getting Chills Again"

    05/10/2012 11:28:46 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 44 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 10, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    "Whatever people think about this issue, we know it's controversial, there's no denying when a president speaks out for the first time like that, it is history," co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America" George Stephanopoulos said to Robin Roberts. And let me tell you, George, I'm getting chills again," "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts said about her interview with Obama.
  • The bias crime cover up in Virginia grows

    05/08/2012 2:35:24 PM PDT · by safetysign · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/07/2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    Video at link.
  • Media Matters, 'Stand Your Ground' and me

    05/08/2012 4:24:27 PM PDT · by Bobbys1963 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 8, 1958 | John Lott
    Media Matters’ Founder David Brock showed no shame when he was caught illegally using guns for his own personal protection. Indeed, Media Matters’ continues to lash out at others who own guns or support letting individuals use guns for the own protection, even increasing their attacks. In April alone, Media Matters ran 32 articles attacking the NRA alone. Additional pieces have defended the Obama administration’s Fast & Furious program and dealt with other gun related topics. Media Matters also attacked me three times over the last two weeks: I had an op-ed in the New York Daily News and an...
  • Washington Post Still in Sad, Strange Decline (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/08/2012 8:57:43 AM PDT · by abb · 32 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 7, 2012 | Joe Coscarelli
    Late last week the hallowed Washington Post announced a first-quarter operating loss of $22.6 million as print ads sank 17 percent year-over-year and online revenue dipped 7 percent, too. Weekday circulation is now under 500,000, falling almost 10 percent, while the company's onetime moneymaker, the education unit Kaplan, lost some millions as well. Journalists at the paper are well aware of the problems and last month had a dark-sounding "secret meeting" to talk things out. Adweek reports that ten of the paper's top staffers met with president and general manager Steve Hills over sandwiches to chat "about the challenges that...
  • Osama Bin Laden thought CBS might be a good network to air his propaganda

    05/04/2012 7:11:50 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 3, 2012 | jonathan lemire
    “We should also look for an American channel that can be close to being unbiased, such as CBS, or other channel that has political motives that make it interested in broadcasting the point of view of al Mujahadin,” Bin Laden wrote in one of the letters uncovered in the raid that killed him. But one of his top aides, American-born Adam Gadahn, raged against coverage of the terror group on U.S. television. Gadahn believed that several of the American networks, in particular CNN, were “in cooperation with the government” —and saved much of his scorn for Fox News. -snip However,...
  • Al-Qaida letter about Fox News: ‘Let her die in her anger’

    05/03/2012 11:12:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    Al-Qaida letter about Fox News: ‘Let her die in her anger’ By Dylan Stableford | The Cutline – 2 hrs 23 mins ago In a letter outlining al-Qaida's media strategy ahead of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the terror group's top spokesman expressed disdain for Fox News. "From the professional point of view, they are all on one level—except [Fox News] channel which falls into the abyss as you know, and lacks neutrality too," al-Qaida spokesman Adam Gadahn wrote in the January 2011 letter. The paper was one of a selection of more than 6,000 pages of documents seized during...
  • The False Modesty of 'Nerds'

    05/02/2012 11:19:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    Washington is full of nerds. I know. I speak nerd, not fluently mind you, at least not anymore. But I certainly know more than a few phrases memorized from a Berlitz nerd-to-English phrase book. I can talk Dungeons & Dragons (both D&D and AD&D). I know about the Golden Age of Comics (as in comic books -- if you thought that was a reference to Bob Newhart's heyday, subtract 20 nerd points right there). Anyway, if you spend any time in Washington you'll find nerds. What happens is most of them sublimate their fixations with comics, or baseball cards, or...
  • This explains a lot about modern journalistic malpractice

    04/29/2012 9:32:13 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    Walter Lippmann, the "Father of Modern Journalism", is really a piece of work. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to make the title of this post. I simply do not believe that any man who holds the following views could possibly be a journalist worth a damn. Pardon my language, but this makes me sick. Every time I read something from this guy, I have an internal revolt. In his regular column "Today and Tomorrow", on April 7th, 1933, the following is written under the title "Roosevelt's Achievement": At the beginning of last month the country was...
  • Media botches Trayvon Martin coverage [nails DBM, PMSNBC, Sharpton etc...]

    05/01/2012 8:07:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | April 25, 2012 | Gene Lyons
    I was also leery of journalists and TV personalities like Al Sharpton and his MSNBC colleagues setting up as prosecutor, judge and jury. Even if you didn't know about Sharpton's previous misadventures — he became famous due to his outrageous conduct during the 1987 Tawana Brawley rape hoax — the network's permitting him to report about a public event in which he'd enrolled as an active participant violated every known rule of journalistic ethics. -snip- A festival of bad reporting, speculation and mind-reading from the outset, the Zimmerman-Martin affair has turned into a classic example of what University of Virginia...
  • Walker's headquarters in double secret location (WI)

    04/30/2012 1:56:48 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-30-12 | Daniel Bice
    Everybody in the state knows where the governor works. Gov. Scott Walker's office is in the east wing of the Capitol. Many people know where the governor resides. Walker has the Executive Residence when he's in Madison. Otherwise, his family lives on Wauwatosa's east side. But here's something almost no one knows: Where his main campaign headquarters is. His staff is trying to keep that a secret. It's a page taken from the playbook of the 14 Senate Democrats who wouldn't let anyone know where they were hiding out in Illinois last year so they could duck protests. "Each of...
  • Media Bias - 2x More Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan under Obama than 8 years of Bush - No Outrage

    04/29/2012 6:53:28 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 17 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/29/12 | David Bellow
    There have been 1954 U.S. soldiers killed so far in the Afghanistan war according to icasualties 1324 of those Deaths have occurred in less than 3 1/2 years under Obama while only 630 of those deaths occurred in 8 years under George W. Bush WHY NO MEDIA OUTRAGE? I remember when Bush was President the Liberal Media stations and news outlets had daily updates of the number of U.S. Soldiers killed with pictures and everything. Now It is almost hard to find out how many soldiers are dying every day because when a soldier dies now it is not on the front page or sometimes not even...
  • How Biased Are the Media, Really? (Not much says WaPo; Free Republic mentioned)

    04/28/2012 6:13:59 AM PDT · by kristinn · 69 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, April 27, 2012 | Paul Farhi
    Charges of media bias have been flying like a bloody banner on the campaign trail. Newt Gingrich excoriated the “elite media” in a richly applauded moment during one of the Republican debates. Rick Santorum chewed out a New York Times reporter. Mitt Romney said this month that he faces “an uphill battle” against the press in the general election. Meanwhile, just about every new poll of public sentiment shows that confidence in the news media has hit a new low. Seventy-seven percent of those surveyed by the Pew Research Center in the fall said the media “tend to favor one...