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  • The Usual Suspects: ABC's Ross, Stephanolpoulos Point to Tea Party in Dark Knight Shooting

    07/20/2012 8:01:30 AM PDT · by blueyon · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/20/2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    On Good Morning America, ABC News' Brian Ross and George Stephanolpoulos suggested that the Tea Party might be connected to the mass shootings early this morning in an Aurora, CO theater during a screening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. The mainstream media attempted to blame the Tea Party for the Tuscon shootings in January 2011, shortly after Republicans swept the midterm elections. Now, in the critical 2012 elections, the mainstream media seems poised to do the same--and ABC News has led the way. Here is the exchange between reporter Brian Ross and host George Stephanopoulos about...

    Pete Santilli RIPS into a so-called CBS journalist who intentionally ignores facts about Obama fraud investigation, and then refuses to acknowledge that he intentionally withheld important information regarding the case from the public. To listen to the full episode,
  • Making Sense Of The LIBOR Mess, A Free Market Perspective

    07/19/2012 3:57:29 PM PDT · by billflax · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/18/2012 | Bill Flax
    America has a serious problem. The integrity of interest rates has been compromised. Free enterprise requires fidelity and trust. A banking cabal regularly conspires to rig rates benefiting large banks and their political allies. These actions almost certainly harm others. Collusion and market manipulation are reprehensible, but enough about Ben Bernanke and his merry price fixing elves at the Federal Reserve, let’s delve into the LIBOR scandal. For disclosure, I’m a bank underwriter. My employer has not been implicated (and almost certainly won’t be) and my department doesn’t use LIBOR. Nonetheless, note, the following observations are mine alone. We can...
  • A very hostile press corps attacks Joe Arpaio and gives Barack Obama a pass

    07/19/2012 2:34:11 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 20 replies ^ | July 19, 2012 | George Splevin, staff writer
    A very hostile press corps attacked Sheriff Joe Arpaio and especially his lead investigator Mike Zullo over and over again in an unbelievable display of the media’s obstinate refusal to look into questions surrounding Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate. Both men had their credibility attacked and their credentials scrutinized while questions about Obama documents were simply ignored! It is painful and irritating to watch media’s lack of interest in vetting the man who holds the power of the nuclear football. America’s 2012 election cycle is a repeat of the 2008 campaign. “That document (LFBC) isn’t real; (a) forged document...
  • Obama Team Wants Romney's Tax Records? That's Rich (Vanity)

    07/18/2012 7:01:01 PM PDT · by Sneakyuser · 8 replies
    Why is the Romney team having a problem with this accusation? How about these DEMOCRAT Tax Cheats: Does the name Tim Geithner, the current United States Secretary of the Treasury ring a bell? ---------- Rahm Emanuel, Obama's Chief of Staff, who decided that he was far, far important to be expected to pay his property taxes here in Chicago. Emanuel suddenly remembered to pay his taxes -- three months late -- right after WBBM Newsradio 780AM began to investigate the story. ----------- As of the end of 2009, 41 people inside Obama's very own White House owe the government they're...
  • LA Times Won’t Release Obama-Khalidi Tape But Posts 24,000 Sarah Palin Emails

    07/18/2012 10:57:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/10/12 | Jim Hoft
    In 2008 The LA Times withheld a video that contained footage of Barack Obama celebrating with a group of Palestinians who were openly hostile towards Israel. Barack Obama reportedly even gave a toast to a former PLO operative, Rashid Khalidi, at this celebration. This was something the LA Times hid from the American public before the election. The media refused to release the video.
  • Chris Matthews: 'Obama Is the Perfect Father, the Perfect Husband, the Perfect American'

    07/17/2012 5:08:26 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 41 replies
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews got another thrill up his leg for Barack Obama Tuesday. Without any regard for how pathetic it's become for him to regularly gush and fawn over the current White House resident like a school girl around a rock star, the Hardball host said of his beloved, "He’s the perfect father, the perfect husband, the perfect American" MATTHEWS: Everything he’s done is clean as a whistle. MATTHEWS: HE'S NEVER NOT ONLY BROKEN ANY LAW, HE'S NEVER DONE ANYTHING WRONG?
  • Chris Matthews: 'Obama Is the Perfect Father, the Perfect Husband, the Perfect American'

    07/17/2012 4:42:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 17, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews got another thrill up his leg for Barack Obama Tuesday. Without any regard for how pathetic it's become for him to regularly gush and fawn over the current White House resident like a school girl around a rock star, the Hardball host said of his beloved, "He’s the perfect father, the perfect husband, the perfect American" CHRIS MATTHEWS: Based upon the rhetoric, you’d think the president was a radical lefty and not the center-left politician he actually is based on the record, but then do people care on the right about reality? Keith Ellison’s a Democratic Congressman...
  • Can Greg Burke Save the Vatican?

    07/13/2012 6:15:48 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies ^ | July 13, 2012 | Russell Shaw
    Can Greg Burke Save the Vatican? New MediaJuly 13th, 2012 Russell Shaw “Smart move.” That’s how many loyal Catholics reacted to the announcement that the Vatican had hired a veteran American newsman as a consultant to grapple with its communication problems.In many respects, the reaction was correct. As an experienced professional with Fox News and Time, and a serious Catholic, Greg Burke is an excellent choice for a tough assignment. (Disclosure: he’s also an old friend.) But the question remains: Will he be permitted to do the job? Neither Burke nor anyone else can be of much help to the...
  • PolitiSpin: "Fact-checkers" mislead on GOP leaders' favorable unemployment numbers

    07/12/2012 12:53:05 PM PDT · by FL2012 · 1 replies ^ | July 12, 2012 | Tony Lee
    The purportedly unbiased Politifact will go to great lengths to help Democrats. The latest example of which is an attempt at trying to claim that raw data that showed the unemployment rate dropped in every state that elected a Republican governor in 2010 is somehow only "Half True."
  • Summer of 1980 Poll Flashback: Carter 39%, Reagan 32%, Anderson 21%

    07/10/2012 3:11:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush ^ | July 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to remind you of some history. In June of 1980, basically the same period in the campaign where we are now, minus a month or so, in June of 1980 Jimmy Carter led Ronaldus Magnus 39 to 32. John Anderson, third-party candidate, independent candidate at 21%. Even into August and early September, Jimmy Carter was leading Ronaldus Magnus in the polls. Now, what I'm leading up to is that Reagan won that election in a landslide. Jimmy Carter conceded on election night before the polls in California had closed, 1980. The preelection polls into September...
  • Fact Checking WaPo Fact Checkers on Obamacare and Taxes

    07/10/2012 12:42:47 PM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-07-09 | Ryan Ellis
    On Friday, the Washington Post ran a fact check in which they found that the President's healthcare law was a net tax cut for the middle class. That was a big surprise to us, since we have been highlighting the 20 new or higher taxes in Obamacare for years, especially those which fall directly on families making less than $250,000. Senator Jim Demint (R-S.C.) and staff were also apparently not amused. If you read that analysis, they make the excellent point that 78% of the value of the "tax relief" in the bill comes in the form of spending ("outlays")...
  • Get rid of the right to bear arms (NYT article on revising the Constitution)

    07/09/2012 5:30:24 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 134 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7/8/2012 | Melynda Price
    I came of age when the word “drive-by” entered the American lexicon. By high school graduation, I lost one cousin to gun violence and another was incarcerated for a gun crime. I know many harmed by guns and even more who feared the possibility. I always wonder if, but for the Second Amendment, there would be a more radical commitment to compromise and peacefully working through easy and difficult issues. In writing the Second Amendment, the Framers didn't envision the kind of gun toting that is permitted across this country today.... I am not naïve enough to believe that doing...
  • A disappointing jobs picture and no, we're not doing better than Europe

    07/06/2012 6:04:31 PM PDT · by Bobbys1963 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 6, 2012 | John Lott
    Americans faced another disappointing jobs picture today. Of course, we could go through the numbers again. With the working age population growing by 191,000 last month, 80,000 more jobs doesn’t even come close to absorbing all these new workers, let alone employing those who have long been out of work. And then there’s the most important number of all: for 41 months, the unemployment rate has been above 8 percent. But how does the US labor market compare to Europe or the rest of the world? Earlier this week news reports may have made Americans feel a little better, if...
  • Media Skip 2,000th Afghan War Death On Obama's Watch

    07/05/2012 5:24:15 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 5. 2012
    Media Bias: The latest incident of Afghan forces firing on NATO troops underscores the lack of media attention to an important milestone and the fact that most Afghan casualties have occurred on this president's watch. We don't expect an apology from the Afghan government of Mohammed Karzai for the latest incident of green-on-blue violence, in which members of the Afghan security force turn on their NATO allies. But we marvel at the media's relative indifference to things that would be screaming headlines if they happened on the watch of President George W. Bush. On Tuesday, an Afghan soldier opened fire...
  • Bashir Bashes Romney's 4th of July Holiday Plans, Gushes Over Obama's

    07/02/2012 6:39:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | July 2, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    On MSNBC, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee can't even get fair treatment when he takes a vacation. Far from it, host Martin Bashir on the program hysterically bearing his name Monday absolutely trashed the Fourth of July holiday plans of Mitt Romney while practically swooning over what President Obama and his family will be doing (video follows with transcript and commentary): Bashir Bashes Romney's 4th of July Holiday Plans, Gushes Over Obama's MARTIN BASHIR: Every week is a good week when you’re worth around $250 million, but this should be especially good for Mitt Romney. That’s because the presumptive nominee...
  • Roberts Switched Views to Uphold Health Care Law (Original CBS Report)

    07/01/2012 12:16:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 310 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sunday, Juy 1, 2012 | Jan Crawford
    Chief Justice John Roberts initially sided with the Supreme Court's four conservative justices to strike down the heart of President Obama's health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, but later changed his position and formed an alliance with liberals to uphold the bulk of the law, according to two sources with specific knowledge of the deliberations. Roberts then withstood a month-long, desperate campaign to bring him back to his original position, the sources said. Ironically, Justice Anthony Kennedy - believed by many conservatives to be the justice most likely to defect and vote for the law - led the...
  • Maybe The Problem Isn't Racism. Maybe It's Just You.

    06/29/2012 5:48:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | June 29, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Dear People Crying Racism: We're all friends here, right? All right, maybe we're not. But, we can still have an open honest conversation, can't we? Okay, we may not be there yet, but someone has to open up the lines of communication and say what we're all thinking: Crying racism just doesn't work like it used to, does it? There was a time when someone like Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton could scream "racism" and people were horrified and swarmed around like ants at a picnic trying to make that awful word go away. Now, you cry racism and it...

    06/27/2012 3:06:29 PM PDT · by Sneakyuser · 59 replies ^ | 6/27/2012 | Ann Coulter
    Forget executive privilege, contempt of Congress, "fast and furious," how many documents the government has produced and who said what to whom on which date. The Obama administration has almost certainly engaged in the most shockingly vile corruption scandal in the history of the country, not counting the results of Season Eight on "American Idol."
  • The NRA’s Nightmare Claims Over Eric Holder Don’t Hold Up(Barf alert)

    06/27/2012 5:12:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    tpmmuckraker ^ | 27 June, 2012 | Ryan J. Reilly
    On paper, Thursday’s vote on a resolution finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress is about a subset of internal Justice Department documents and whether such executive branch communications are subject to legislative oversight. In reality, as Democrats argue, and even some Republicans will admit, the vote is about much more: Targeting a top administration official who has been a long time target of the GOP’s ire. Whether it is his initial decision to try Khalid Sheikh Muhammed in federal court in New York City, or to reopen an investigation into torture during the Bush administration, or DOJ’s...
  • The Truth About the Fast and Furious Scandal (Major MSM pushback)

    06/27/2012 10:31:42 AM PDT · by kristinn · 34 replies
    Fortune - CNN ^ | Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Katherine Eban
    A Fortune investigation reveals that the ATF never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. How the world came to believe just the opposite is a tale of rivalry, murder, and political bloodlust. In the annals of impossible assignments, Dave Voth's ranked high. In 2009 the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives promoted Voth to lead Phoenix Group VII, one of seven new ATF groups along the Southwest border tasked with stopping guns from being trafficked into Mexico's vicious drug war. Some call it the "parade of ants"; others the "river of iron."...
  • NYT declares MSNBC’s Chris Hayes awesome, leaves out a few things

    06/26/2012 2:23:47 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    He is chic, hip and after reading last weekend’s piece in The The New York Times Sunday Styles section, you might think that Chris Hayes and his show “Up w/Chris Hayes” is the best thing to hit cable TV for the hipster in-crowd since AMC’s “Mad Men.” Hayes, the author of “Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy,” finds himself on the receiving end of a 1,400-word Times puff-piece by Alex Williams, who had a lot of good things to say about Hayes’ weekend morning show. And the premise that Hayes had arrived seems to be predicated on getting a...
  • I Oppose Barack Obama Because He’s Black

    06/26/2012 9:54:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 88 replies
    pjmedia ^ | 6-18-2012 | Andrew Klavan
    Sam Donaldson, who regularly treated President Ronald Reagan with disrespect, feels he knows exactly why Neil Munro of the right-leaning Daily Caller treated Barack Obama with disrespect. During the president’s recent announcement that he had decided to make up laws by himself from now on, effectively granting immunity to some illegal aliens with a wave of his almighty hand, Munro shouted out a question rather than waiting for the president to leave the podium without taking any questions. Donaldson’s reaction in part: “Many on the political right believe this president ought not to be there – they oppose him not...
  • Weak mainstream media coverage of Fast and Furious

    06/24/2012 1:29:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2012 | Dennis Jamison
    Why are the American people only now becoming aware of something that has been going on for almost two years. Why has it taken two years for the main stream media to really question, to drill for the answers to an event that took the lives of hundreds of Mexican nationals and American border patrol agent Brian Terry. NBC, ABC, The New York Times, and The Washington Post have committed what Catholics would call the sin of omission- they failed in their coverage of this intense drama. when Treyvon Martin was shot the media jumped all over the incident. Americans...
  • Major Arab media editor: "All Arab media is biased,"

    06/23/2012 11:04:08 PM PDT · by Milagros · 9 replies
    The Doha Debates ^ | Dec. 12, 2012
    Transcript - The Doha Debates Dec 12, 2011 – Khaled Almæena, [Editor-at-large of Arab News, the first English language newspaper in Saudi Arabia. He travels and speaks widely and is a regular contributor to regional and international publications]... Well, all Arab media is biased, unfortunately. But what we can do is use other means. And there is an alternative media across the Arab world which young people are using. Because nobody takes seriously a media that ignores the aspiration of 80 percent of the people - which would be biased.
  • CNN Allows Immigration Activist to Pose As 'Undocumented College Student'

    06/22/2012 1:58:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 6/22/12 | Larry O'Connor
    Meet Mayra Hidalgo. She was introduced yesterday to the CNN viewing audience as a "student" who happened to question Gov. Mitt Romney after his speech to Latinos in Florida. She made for great television for CNN because Ms. Hidalgo asked Romney to explain his position on illegal immigration and the DREAM Act. When the governor would not pander to her, she bolted to the nearest camera crew she could find to explain how terrified she was for her future if Romney were elected. CNN more than obliged. CNN actually reported on Hidalgo twice yesterday, each
  • The Obama Debacle

    06/21/2012 10:21:42 AM PDT · by ThomasHart · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | June 21, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez & John Lott
    John R. Lott Jr. and Grover G. Norquist are the authors of Debacle: Obama’s War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future. Lott, a former colleague of the president’s at the University of Chicago Law School, answers some questions about the depth of the debacle and the way out from National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez. KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: John, you say that when you were a faculty colleague of Barack Obama, he tagged you as “the gun guy” and announced that “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.” That...
  • A Pointless Partisan Fight

    06/21/2012 4:54:00 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 62 replies
    NYT Editorial ^ | 6-20-2012 | Editorial
    The Republicans shamelessly turned what should be a routine matter into a pointless constitutional confrontation. And the White House responded as most administrations do at some point: it invoked executive privilege to make a political problem go away. (snip) Executive privilege cannot and should not be allowed to shield the executive branch from regular, valuable Congressional oversight. There was no reason the House committee and the Justice Department could not work out a deal to produce the documents requested, or some form of them. Instead, they show again that every issue, large or small, can be turned into ammunition for...
  • NUTS… MSNBC Host: ‘Muslim Terrorists’ Were An ‘Imagined Racial Enemy’ for White America

    06/20/2012 7:40:30 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 44 replies ^ | June 20, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry made some startling accusations. Harris-Perry told her audience that 9-11 gave America PTSD. She added that Muslim terrorists were an imagined racial enemy for “whie America.” It’s whitey’s fault. VIdeo Link
  • 'You Go, Girls' -- CNN's Carol Costello Cheers On Liberal 'Nuns on the Bus'

    06/20/2012 5:19:07 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    newsbusters ^ | June 20th, 2012 | Mike Bates
    On CNN Newsroom this morning, anchor Carol Costello reported on "Nuns on the Bus:" "Normally, you see nuns working in their closely knit communities and religious orders. But a group of nuns in the United States, they are hitting the road," she reported. "They are taking a bus on nine-state tour. They are protesting the Ryan budget cuts they say will hurt the poor the most. The nuns are in Milwaukee today and that's where Ted Rowlands is. So the nuns are jumping into the political fray." Ted Rowlands added: "Yes. Well, they -- Carol, say, along with their bus,...
  • All Networks but Fox Boycotting Fast and Furious Hearings

    06/20/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT · by pabianice · 24 replies
    Fox News Channel | 6/20/12 | Vanity
    As if we needed more proof that the Rancid Media is boycotting the House Hearing on Fast and Furious, Fox is the only network covering it. On CNN, a report on the bond market. On HLN, a report on today's hot weather. On MSNBC, a report on the need for another stimulus package. On NECN, a report on the Sandusky trial.
  • NBC News to GOP Rep: 'You're Not Entitled To Those Documents'

    06/20/2012 10:20:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/20/12 | staff
    NBC News' Thomas Roberts accuses Rep. John Mica (R-FL) of "sour grapes" and having "an axe to grind" for requesting Fast and Furious documents that, according to Roberts, Congress is "not entitled to." s
  • JEC Dems Push Fraudulent Tax Study, Washington Post Buys It

    06/20/2012 10:30:12 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-06-20 | Ryan Ellis
    There is a breathless article in today's Washington Post by Lori Montgomery detailing a study by JEC Democrat staff of the House GOP budget's tax reform plan. The headline of the report is that the tax plan, if implemented, would be a net tax hike for middle and upper-middle income households, and a giant tax cut for high income households. The only problem is that the analysis contains a fatal flaw that Lori Montgomery should have seen. The fact that she did not is troubling, to say the least. The House GOP budget empowers the Ways and Means Committee to...
  • Fast and Furious -- Holder's day of reckoning has finally arrived

    With the House committee voting Wednesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, the stalemate between the Obama administration and Congress ultimately boils down to about 1,300 documents. Congress wants to know who prepared a February 4, 2011 letter where the Obama administration claimed that the U.S. did not knowingly help smuggle guns to Mexico (so-called “gun walking”), including the gun used to kill US Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. The Obama administration admits the letter was in error, but they have always maintained that the knowledge of these tactics did not reach the top political appointees in the...
  • NBC Busted for Doctoring Romney Tape

    06/19/2012 2:33:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies ^ | June 19, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: MSNBC is back at it. We have to temporarily set aside our ban today. MSNBC, NBC, Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Washington, they've doctored another tape. And this time everybody caught 'em. Everybody in the Drive-Bys pointed it out. We'll go back and play the audio for you. They doctored the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin 911 phone call tape to make it appear that Zimmerman was a raging racist, when he wasn't. Now, what they've done, they took a Romney address where he was talking about... well, remember when George H.W. Bush was in the grocery store, saw a...
  • AP Report Waits 9 Paragraphs to Mention Islamist Responsible for Murderous Church Bombings

    06/19/2012 6:57:28 AM PDT · by Milagros · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 18, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    So here's how it appears to me and I suspect many other news readers, never mind the real motivations. At the Associated Press, when you're covering situations like suicide bomber attacks on Christian churches in Nigeria yesterday, you hold out as long as you can in speculating about who is responsible, even though Islamist Boko Haram terrorists (and only Boko Haram terrorists) have claimed credit for previous attacks in that country, and even though no other religion on earth generates large numbers of people who claim to be its adherents who are willing to blow themselves up so they can...
  • Whale Wars Thread - Dead in the Water

    06/15/2012 1:42:16 PM PDT · by matt04 · 37 replies
    The Sea Shepherds' scout vessel, the Brigitte Bardot, is slammed by a 30-foot wave, and water is entering the vessel through a crack in the pontoon. The terrified crew issues a distress call to the rest of the Sea Shepherd fleet, but help is more than 20 hours away. Fighting swells and brutal cold, the crew hopes to hold the outrigger in place with rope and straps. If the damaged piece is ripped from its slender mount, the crew fears the vulnerable craft may be torn to pieces.
  • MSNBC left-leaning pundits turn on Obama after economic speech (Video)

    06/14/2012 2:09:34 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 13 replies
    TheDC ^ | June 14, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    At the very end of MSNBC’s “NewsNation” hosted by Tamron Hall, immediately after President Barack Obama had wrapped up his much-ballyhooed economic speech from Cleveland on Thursday, MSNBC’s liberal-leaning pundits appeared to be less-than impressed. According to Bloomberg columnist Jonathan Alter, formerly of Newsweek, the speech was too long-winded to be effective. “I thought this honestly was one of the least successful speeches I’ve seen Barack Obama give in several years,” Alter said. “It was long-winded. He had a good argument to make. And at the beginning of the speech he seemed to be making it in a fairly compelling...
  • Mob attacks not about race (**wink, wink**)

    06/14/2012 10:30:07 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 51 replies
    Chicago Sun-times ^ | Jun 14, 2012 | MARY MITCHELL
    I have never responded to the columnist down the river. But I was fascinated by Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass’ take on the recent mob attacks in and around the Streeterville neighborhood. In his interview with the unidentified doctor who was injured in the attack, Kass asked if the attack was “racial.” “I don’t think it was racially motivated,” the doctor said. “They were black, I’m Asian, but I think it was something else. I think it was about having fun because they could.” Still, whether white people are comfortable saying it out loud or choose to keep a lid...
  • Americans say Bush still more to blame than Obama for economy

    06/14/2012 11:48:01 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 14, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    More than two-thirds of Americans—including half of Republicans—still blame former President George W. Bush for the country's economic ills, according to a new Gallup poll released on Thursday, hours before President Barack Obama was to deliver a high-stakes speech defending his handling of the weak economy. What one might call the blame gap has narrowed considerably: When Gallup first asked Americans in July 2009 whom they blamed for the poor economy, 80 percent laid a great deal or a moderate amount of blame on Bush, and only 32 percent blamed Obama. The current numbers show 68 percent of the public...
  • What Policy Does Obama NOT Agree With That Caused The Economic Collapse? (VANITY)

    06/13/2012 3:14:52 PM PDT · by Sneakyuser · 5 replies
    Always ask that question to Obama and Obama fans. President Bush and John McCain warned (multiple times) that the Housing Lending Policies would lead to our present economic conditions. Meanwhile Obama was in Chicago suing banks to lower lending standards and voting for more government spending with Nancy Pelosi. Obama did not 'inherit' anything. This was his party's design and results. Don't let him, and the Dems off the hook (again).
  • Christiane Amanpour's Lovefest with Castro's Daughter

    06/12/2012 4:36:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | June 12, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    Given the media’s neurotic hyper-sensitivity to the most microscopic hint of white on black racism here’s a question: When would a black human-rights activist who was jailed and tortured by a lily-white regime for the crime of quoting Martin Luther King be totally ignored by this same media while he testified to a Senate Committee?And when would the white daughter of his white torturer (almost concurrently) get fawning media coverage including a forum by CNN for this white woman to insult the black torture victim as a “liar” a “crook” and a “mercenary”—without the slightest rebuttal from her host?Answer: When...
  • Obama's Marc Anthony Ad is Another Embarrassment for the Campaign

    06/10/2012 6:38:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/7/2012 | Tara Dodrill
    COMMENTARY | Yet another celebrity advertisement for President Barack Obama was unveiled earlier this week. While Marc Anthony may be an attractive and accomplished singer, he likely does not have much in common with the typical Latino voter. Anthony's impassioned plea that Obama needs another term to continue "making progress" and that he "has our backs" during the video clip republished on The Blaze neglects to mention that Anthony himself has proven he cares little about the nation's debt. According to document excerpts published by the Washington Free Beacon, Anthony is a "tax-dodger" who owed more than $3 million back...
  • The Lynching of George Zimmerman

    06/09/2012 10:07:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 137 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/09/2012 | Anthony W. Hager
    George Zimmerman's public image took a blow when a judge revoked his bond, alleging that Zimmerman willfully misled the court concerning his financial situation. The fact that he's back in jail makes him appear guilty in the public's eye, and that's what matters. Whether or not Zimmerman misled the court is immaterial. In fact, his guilt or innocence is immaterial. His trial has transcended justice; it's now about capitalizing on opportunity. Zimmerman has maintained since day one that Trayvon Martin instigated their fatal confrontation. Zimmerman's various injuries coupled with autopsy results revealing Martin's injured knuckles tend to support his story....
  • MSNBC's Schultz Lectures Union Members Who Voted for Scott Walker (Video)

    06/07/2012 5:38:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6-6-2012 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Wednesday's The Ed Show, MSNBC host Ed Schultz took a lecturing and even mocking tone toward labor union members who voted for Governor Scott Walker in Tuesday's recall election in Wisconsin as he recounted NBC News exit poll numbers showing that a significant chunk of union voters supported the Wisconsin Republican. The MSNBC host ended up invoking President Obama's assertion from the 2008 campaign that people in rural areas vote for Republicans because of a tendency to "cling" to guns and religion, and suggested that Obama was correct in his diagnosis of what he viewed as a problem that...
  • Black-on-white link in Minneapolis violence

    06/07/2012 4:48:29 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies ^ | June 6, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    Minneapolis police want you to know race has nothing to do with an epidemic of violent crime in their downtown. Same for crime reporter Matt McKinney: The recent increase in what he calls “flash mob” violence and mayhem is “random” and “no other real pattern emerges” and the “motivation for the attack remains unclear.” But more and more people in Minneapolis are connecting the violence with groups of blacks marauding through the downtown; beating, hurting, destroying and stealing. Sometimes right in front of police. A lot of it on YouTube. With lots of witnesses – 15 to 20 times over...
  • Networks Whine Over 'Massive Spending Gap' Between GOP and Dems in Wisconsin

    06/06/2012 8:34:23 PM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 06, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    Searching for an excuse to explain what went wrong for Democrats in Wisconsin, the broadcast networks blamed "a record-shattering $64 million poured into" the recall election by "conservative out-of-state groups" supporting Republican Governor Scott Walker.   On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, correspondent Bill Plante promoted Obama campaign talking points on the major Democratic loss: "...what it called the 'massive spending gap'. Governor Walker's supporters raised $31 million to $4 million for the challenger, Tom Barrett....with most of that money coming from out of state – a huge chunk of it from the super-PACs." On Tuesday's CBS Evening News, correspondent Dean...
  • MSNBC contributor and former Dem Rep. Harold Ford: Scott Walker got 'lucky'

    06/06/2012 8:15:28 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 47 replies
    TheDC ^ | June 6, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” former Tennessee Democratic Rep. Harold Ford offered his theory on why last night’s Wisconsin recall election went in Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s favor: He “got a little lucky.” Ford’s co-panelist, former Vermont Democratic Gov. Howard Dean, blamed money and “Morning Joe” co-host Willie Geist asked why the Democratic side is unable to match the Republican side when it comes to money, since the rules are the same for everyone. “You know, it’s a good question, and it’s one that will play out and be answered over the coming months,” Ford replied. “I look...
  • Ed Schultz Lurches From Panic to Incoherence Over Wisconsin Recall

    06/04/2012 8:36:18 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6-4-12 | Jack Coleman
    What a difference 48 hours makes in the barren wasteland known as Ed Schultz's mind. Back on May 29, Schultz warned of giant flaming acorns falling from the sky if Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker prevailed in a June 5 recall election against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who was defeated by Walker in the 2010 gubernatorial race. (audio clips after page break) Here's Schultz sounding the alarm that a Walker victory could foreshadow President Obama's defeat in November, which in turn would usher in an era of permanent GOP control of the White House (audio) -- They are trying to set...
  • "Stand Your Ground" Cases: Defendants More Likely To Walk Free If Victims Are Black: Report

    06/04/2012 11:06:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 3, 2012 | Laura Matthews
    When George Zimmerman fatally shot unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in February, he wasn't immediately arrested and charged because of the state's controversial 2005 "Stand Your Ground" law. At the time police did not have any evidence to prove Zimmerman wasn't acting in self-defense. After the case was reviewed by a prosecutor, Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder and is now in a Florida jail awaiting trial. But could Zimmerman beat the charge? Some killers and vicious attackers are walking free today as a result of the Stand Your Ground law, a report in the Tampa Bay Times shows. The...