Keyword: mediabias

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • With Paul Ryan, Romney Rejects Gender Politics In Favor Of Sound Principles

    08/14/2012 10:01:09 PM PDT · by billflax · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/14/2012 | Bill Flax
    America finally has a politician running nationally those who esteem freedom can respect both in character and also largely in ideology. From his “Aw Gosh” demeanor and Middle-American values, springs a nimble mind which quickly grasps the core issues. He can even articulate them without a teleprompter. Mitt Romney chose rightly in Paul Ryan. The Romney campaign had recently tested Condi Rice as a trial balloon. The Wall Street Journal exhilaratingly proclaimed, “Ms. Rice's assets are obvious: She's a woman; she's black …” It looked bleakly like Romney might trip into the same trap as Senator McCain. Sarah Palin is...
  • Soledad O'Brien Caught Reading Liberal Blog During Heated Debate With Romney Adviser

    08/14/2012 5:50:10 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Soledad O'Brien Caught Reading Liberal Blog During Heated Debate With Romney Adviser By Noel Sheppard Created 08/13/2012 - 10:31pm Can CNN's Soledad O'Brien make her sources any more apparent than she did Monday night? While filling in for Anderson Cooper, O'Brien was actually caught on screen looking at an article from the far-left website Talking Points Memo to assist her in a heated debate with Romney campaign senior adviser Barbara Comstock (video follows with commentary): Ali Akbar at Viral Read reported Monday: During her interview with Virginia House of Delegates Republican member Barbara Comstock, O’Brien became visibly flustered and was...
  • Ryan's controversial Social Security plan he doesn't discuss ["Destroy Paul" Mission Continues]

    08/14/2012 3:13:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/14/12 | Tami Luhby
    Representative Paul Ryan has long wanted to let Americans invest part of their Social Security taxes in private investment accounts. After legislation he co-sponsored in 2005 went nowhere, Ryan included a detailed plan to privatize Social Security in his budget proposal in 2010. Under that plan, he would allow workers to funnel an average of roughly 40% of their payroll taxes into personal retirement accounts.
  • Remove the Media from the Debates

    08/13/2012 3:09:24 PM PDT · by Lakeshark · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/13/12 | Roger L Simon
    I was appalled, although not surprised, to read the just announced list of moderators for the forthcoming presidential debates: Jim Lehrer of PBS, Candy Crowley of CNN, Bob Schieffer of CBS, and Martha Raddatz of ABC (VP debate). All liberals from liberal news organizations. Not even a token representative from Fox or the Wall Street Journal – not in the moderator seat anyway. Don’t we live in a democracy? Or is this Syria or Egypt where its new Islamist president just wrested power from the military?**snip** But there is something we can do about it even at this late date:...
  • DEBATE MODERATORS ANNOUNCED (A JOKE??)

    08/13/2012 6:33:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 198 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | August 13,2012 | Drudge
    DEBATE MODERATORS ANNOUNCED: PBS Jim Lehrer, first Pres debate, Oct 3 Denver... CNN Candy Crowley, town hall, Oct 16, Hempsted LI... CBS Bob Schieffer, third Pres debate, Oct. 22, Boca Raton... ABC Martha Radditz, VP debate, Oct 11, Danville VA... FLASHBACK: CROWLEY: Some Think Ryan Pick 'Some Sort of Ticket Death Wish'..
  • Left-Wing NYT Food Writer Bittman Apologizes for Offensive Obit

    08/09/2012 1:39:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 9, 2012 | Clay Waters
    New York Times food writer and reporter Mark Bittman issued an apology on his nytimes.com blog on Tuesday for a venemous post on the recent death of Chick-fil-A's vice-president for public relations Donald Perry. In a recent blog post, I used an inappropriate phrase to refer to the late VP of PR for Chick-fil-A. My choice of words did not rise to either my own standards or to The TimesÂ’s, and the phrase has been removed from the post. I regret this lapse. In a recent blog post, I used an inappropriate phrase to refer to the late VP of...
  • Man Orders TV from Amazon, Gets High Powered Assault Rifle Instead

    08/08/2012 4:33:54 PM PDT · by redreno · 71 replies
    www.ksee24.com ^ | 08/08/2012 | By KSEE News
    All Seth Horvitz wanted was a Westinghouse 39-inch LED television. Instead, he got a high-caliber, semi-automatic assault rifle. The Washington resident, who had ordered the television through a third-party vendor on Amazon.com, first realized that something wasn't quite right when a long, narrow box showed up at his apartment Tuesday, DCist reported.
  • Reuters "reports" Gaza tunnels for "innocent / food," Arab media admits: WEAPONS are smuggled there

    08/07/2012 7:23:05 PM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    Media bias: Reuters vs Arabic al-Ahram... REUTERSArmed men attack checkpoint in Egypt's Sinai Reuters Wed Aug 8, 2012 5:43am IST CAIRO Aug 8 (Reuters) - Armed men opened fire on a security checkpoint on Wednesday in Egypt's Al-Arish city in the Sinai peninsula, state media said, after 16 border guards were shot dead in an attack on Sunday blamed partly on Palestinian militants. A Reuters reporter in the border town of Rafah said heavy equipment was brought to the Egyptian side of the tunnels, which are used to smuggle people to and from Gaza as well as scarce food and...
  • Democrats, White House wage coordinated attack on Romney taxes

    08/07/2012 4:35:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 7, 2012 | By Richard Cowan
    (Reuters) - Senator Harry Reid and the White House may be taking different roads, but when it comes to Mitt Romney and his taxes, the destination is the same. [snip] The strategy is a familiar one in modern campaigns, with extreme accusations from outside a campaign serving as a way for the campaign itself to highlight its message without embracing the inflammatory rhetoric. In the 2004 presidential campaign, it was the "swift boat" attack ads that became a central theme in the drive to defeat President George W. Bush's Democratic challenger, John Kerry. Four years later, when Barack Obama first...
  • The Tampa Tribune has ceased reporting on fatal accidents and criminal activity. What's going on?

    08/04/2012 9:01:58 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 21 replies
    Over the past week I have noticed a startling and complete absence of reporting in The Tampa Tribune on any local automobile accidents, criminal activity, thefts, break-ins, prostitution, etc. In short, any unlawful and illegal activity which historically has been a large percentage of the reporting at The Tampa Tribune suddenly has been stricken from the paper. I know for a fact of one incident involving the Tampa shooting death of a man by his son, which occurred earlier this week, because I work with a man who lives next door to the house in which the murder took place....
  • A Christian, Libertarian Perspective on the Chick-fil-A Controversy

    08/02/2012 1:32:43 PM PDT · by billflax · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/02/2012 | Bill Flax
    Chick-fil-A’s owner, Dan Cathy, has been excoriated recently for pronouncing Christian principles and fearing God’s judgment. When asked about his traditional take on families, Mr. Cathy acknowledged, “Well, guilty as charged.” “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit.” Cathy continued, “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.” A firestorm ignited. Media outlets nationwide translated this benign statement into portraying Cathy as some raving bigot intent on persecuting anyone with whom he disagrees. The outcry prompted the...
  • LA Times Deceives About Evangelical Leaders

    08/02/2012 10:31:04 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 2 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 2, 2012 | JP
    “Evangelical leaders echo Obama, say U.S. is not a Christian nation.” So read the headline accompanying a putative “news” story published yesterday in the exceptionally liberal, exceedingly biased Los Angeles Times. Times religion reporter Mitchell Landsberg misleadingly claimed that evangelicals agree with a statement the current president made in 2006 when he was still a member of the U.S. Senate: “Whatever we once were,” said Obama, “we are no longer a Christian nation. At least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of unbelievers.” What the...
  • Fla. Reporter Goes to Chick-fil-A, Finds Astounding 'Level of Hatred, Unfounded Fear.........

    08/02/2012 5:31:12 AM PDT · by NCjim · 92 replies
    NwesBusters ^ | August 2, 2012 | Tim Graham
    The media-news site JimRomenesko.com reports on Facebook comments by Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press reporter Mark Krzos, who summed up his disgust as he covered Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day: "Such a brave stand ... eating a g-ddamn sandwich." "I have never felt so alien in my own country as I did today while covering the restaurant’s supporters. The level of hatred, unfounded fear and misinformed people was astoundingly sad. I can’t even print some of the things people said," he claimed. Then he bashed talk radio: "It was like broken records of Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh and a recitation of half-truths...
  • FNC's Shep Smith Slams 'Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day' As 'National Day of Intolerance'

    08/01/2012 3:06:52 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 131 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/1/12 | Ken Shepherd
    On his way out to commercial break at 3:24 p.m. Eastern, Studio B host Shep Smith noted that August 1 is "National Badminton Day," and quipped "Forget National Day of Intolerance, let's just stay with badminton."
  • Media Orgasms Over Bogus CBS Poll

    08/01/2012 4:16:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's a new poll out. CBS/New York Times. Quinnipiac University. CBS and the New York Times are using a new pollster. And, folks, they are having an orgasm over this poll out there today. It's a poll of battleground states, and of course the end result shows Obama way up in all these battleground states. It's exciting. They can't wait to tell everybody about it. Except there's a problem. They do not break down the sample in the story. Neither the New York Times nor CBS let the reader know the partisan identification of the participants in...
  • CBS News Admits to Not Covering Chick-fil-a Appreciation Day (Atlanta-Video)

    08/01/2012 2:25:50 PM PDT · by Stalwart · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Jonathan Sampson
    2:17, fun begins at the 50 sec. mark
  • Heckling Romney Abroad

    08/01/2012 7:36:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Mitt Romney might have thought it was eminently sensible in an NBC interview in London to repeat exactly what the TV networks had already reported on security at the London Olympics, namely, that there was room for concern. Romney succeeded only in demonstrating how unbelievably shameless and partisan our "objective" media can be. The networks and national newspapers aggressively declared Romney had committed a diplomatic fiasco overseas and repeated London tabloid headlines heckling Romney with insults, such as "Mitt the Twit." Here's what the networks said pre-Romney. On the July 24 "Good Morning America," ABC reporter Nick Schifrin lamented "an...
  • Romney: Media trying to 'divert' from real issues with focus on foreign gaffes

    08/01/2012 5:25:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2012
    Mitt Romney, in an interview with Fox News, accused the media of attempting to "divert" attention from more substantive issues by harping on his so-called gaffes overseas. "I realize that there will be some that in the fourth estate ... who are far more interested in finding something to write about that is unrelated to the economy, to geo-politics, to the threat of war, to the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today, to nuclearization of Iran," Romney told Fox News' Carl Cameron, after wrapping up his final event in Warsaw, Poland.
  • Enough Propaganda About Gun Control (Thomas Sowell)

    08/01/2012 1:04:57 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 31 July 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    By Thomas Sowell, senior fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Since so many in the media cannot resist turning every tragedy into a political talking point, it was perhaps inevitable that (1) someone would try to link the shooting rampage at the "Batman" movie in Colorado to the tea party, and that (2) some would try to make it a reason to impose more gun control laws. Too many people in the media cannot seem to tell the difference between reporting the news and creating propaganda. NBC News apparently could not resist doctoring the transcript of the conversation between George Zimmerman...
  • Romney's Trip Has Been So Successful Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Endorsed Obama

    07/31/2012 3:13:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 31, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So a bunch of reporters start shouting questions at Mitt Romney in Poland. We have the audio this coming up in due course. A bunch of reporters start shouting at Romney. He's very, very close to their Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. And one of Romney's press people starts shouting at the reporters. (imitation) "Shut up! This is a holy site for the Polish people. Kiss my butt." He told the reporters to shove it. So now they're all over this guy. He eventually called and apologized. Now, it wasn't long ago that this guy, Neil Munro,...
  • The Media Demands Lies

    07/31/2012 6:13:54 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 2 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/31/2012 | Moneyrunner
    For some strange reason, the MSM is obsessed with politicians lying well. Remember when Bill Clinton was busy lying about his trysts with Monica Lewinski? The media marveled about Bill’s ability to lie. In fact I they went out of their way to tell us how well he lied ... with great admiration. That seems to be the template for today’s MSM demand that a failure to lie is a gaffe. In London Mitt Romney expressed some reservations about the British preparations for the Olympics. Reservations which had been thoroughly aired in the global media, and have been validated by...
  • Politico.com: A Soros Operation?

    07/30/2012 4:27:27 PM PDT · by ElIguana · 5 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 07/30/2012 | America's Conservative News
    And now, Politico.com, the far-left Internet publication that masquerades as a legitimate media source, has gotten into the act and is providing the Obama Regime much needed media cover to justify Eric Holder's Gestapo-like attempt to prevent various states from putting a clamp on voter fraud prior to the November 2012 election. On Monday, Emily Schultheis lead off an article circulated by Politico.com with the following statement
  • CNN plays “Stupid Girls” bumper over Palin Story

    07/29/2012 9:34:26 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 29,2012 | Jazz Shaw
    Coming out of a commercial break at 8:40 AM eastern time today, during Randi Kaye’s shift on CNN, the network “unexpectedly” chose to play the refrain from the song “Stupid Girls” by the pop singer Pink going into a story about former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The two word refrain repeated over and over as the camera panned past Ms. Kaye and faded into a picture of Palin visiting a Chic-fil-A restaurant. The host then went on to a fairly stock story about the recent Chic-fil-A brouhaha, including Palin’s visit, with no reference to the introductory tune. For the record,...
  • Report says a Sarah Palin look-alike will appear at Tampa [strip club during] convention

    07/29/2012 9:55:45 AM PDT · by Gothmog · 71 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 7/28/012 | Tim Funk
    The Tampa, Fla., strip clubs are gearing up for the Republican National Convention next month. And none more so than Thee Dollhouse, reported the Miami New Times. This club “has pulled a trump card,” the newspaper said, by hiring a Sarah Palin look-alike. Lisa Ann, as she’s called, has appeared in several porn movies for Hustler. And she’ll be on stage at Thee Dollhouse for two nights just before the GOP convention starts. Tim Funk
  • Newsflash. Chick-fil-A run by businessmen, not 7 year old children

    07/28/2012 6:25:45 PM PDT · by bigLusr · 29 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 7/27/2012 | Cheryl Phillips
    Thanks for the info. I have added this statement to my post: "Please note: I have reached out to Chick-fil-A via email and on their Facebook page for a statement about this situation and they have not responded. This article will be updated when I receive an official statement from Chick-fil-A."
  • She Feels Your Pain – Michelle Obama Sports $6,800 Jacket to London Soiree

    07/29/2012 6:40:48 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 78 replies
    The liberal media was all upset that “elitist” Ann Romney wore a $990 top during a May interview week on “This Morning.” Yet this same media cheered the fashion and style of Queen Michelle Obama whose taste in sweaters cost her over $2,000 a pop.
  • Olympics 2012: NBC defends blackout of opening ceremony

    07/28/2012 2:42:49 PM PDT · by matt04 · 51 replies
    NBC wants viewers to know: The kickoff of the London Olympics was just too complicated to watch live. The network is fighting back against intense criticism of its decision to black out the opening ceremony on Friday, instead offering a taped version hours later in prime time. Viewers reacted with disgust when they tried to watch live coverage of the event on TV or online but could only find a few bootlegging sites carrying the feed in the U.S. "We are live streaming every sporting event, all 32 sports and 302 medals," an NBC spokesman wrote in an email to...
  • NYT: Journalism Is Dead — For Now

    07/26/2012 4:41:51 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-26-012 | Tom Blumer
    The lack of reaction to a New York Times report filed by Jeremy Peters on July 15 and found on the front page of the its July 16 print edition has, at least to me, been nothing short of stunning. .... What Peters told readers, in essence, is that White House officials, the Obama administration in general, the Obama for America campaign, the campaign of presidential challenger Mitt Romney (though the evidence Peters provided is thin and seems to relate largely to the candidate’s family), and powerful Washington politicians on Capitol Hill are dictating what the press will print concerning...
  • CBS Bemoans Negative Campaign, But Lets David Axelrod Unload on Romney

    07/25/2012 6:11:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    NewsBuster.org ^ | July 25, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    During an interview of Obama senior campaign adviser David Axelrod on Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose and Erica Hill bewailed the negative tone of the presidential campaign, hinting that it might turn off voters. However, the anchors let Axelrod rip Mitt Romney's recent foreign policy speech to the VFW without challenge, and failed to ask the adviser about the President's own speech to the organization. Rose set up Axelrod's tirade against Romney with a beyond softball question - on the GOP candidate's slam of Obama: "'Contemptible conduct'; 'a betrayal' -- where are we?" The veteran journalist hinted at his...
  • NBC's Todd Whines Over Lack of 'Rational Policy Debate' About Gun Control

    07/25/2012 4:48:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 25, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    While discussing gun control on Wednesday's The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, correspondent Mike Viqueira lamented: "...the anti-gun control, pro-gun rights crowd has won the argument at this point....they've succeeded in framing the issue as one of essential American national values." In response, host and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd ranted: "...nobody has sort of a rational policy debate about it." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Todd began the segment by whining over the lack of gun regulation: NBC's Todd Whines Over Lack of 'Rational Policy Debate' About Gun Control I wanted to look...
  • Outrageous: Raleigh, N.C. CBS Affiliate Station WRAL Publishes Searchable Database

    07/25/2012 4:02:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 25, 2012 | Ken Shepherd
    *Corrected from earlier | WRAL, the CBS affiliate in Raleigh, N.C., recently published a searchable database of concealed carry licensees within the "WRAL viewing area, including Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Nash, Northampton, Person, Sampson, Vance, Warren, Wayne, Wilson and Wake counties." Searches do not turn up names or street numbers, but they do give a number of permits issued to residents on that street. The search form for the database appears within a story filed July 12 (updated July 20 -- the day of the Aurora, Colo., shooting), entitled "Rural areas...
  • Obama's Media Begin New Coordinated Attack On Romney With Unnamed 'Anglo-Saxon Heritage' Quote

    07/25/2012 9:47:36 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    News Busters ^ | 25 July 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    If you haven't heard about an unnamed Mitt Romney adviser discussing America's "Anglo-Saxon heritage" with a British reporter yet, you will. On Tuesday, Britain's Telegraph published the following: As the Republican presidential challenger accused Barack Obama of appeasing America's enemies in his first foreign policy speech of the US general election campaign, advisers told The Daily Telegraph that he would abandon Mr Obama’s “Left-wing” coolness towards London. In remarks that may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity, one suggested that Mr Romney was better placed to understand the depth of ties between the two countries than Mr Obama, whose father was...
  • Media assumptions that violence is right-wing are routine — and routinely wrong. [media bias]

    07/24/2012 5:06:39 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 23, 2012 | Gabriel Malor
    Hanged census-taker Bill Sparkman in rural Kentucky fueled media speculation that he’d been killed by anti-government Tea Partiers. In fact, he’d killed himselfe. Joe Stack flew his small plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas. The media immediately suggested that the anti-tax rhetoric of the Tea Party led to the attack. In fact, Stack’s suicide note quoted the Communist Manifesto. A professor at the University of Alabama, Amy Bishop, shot and killed three colleagues at a faculty meeting. The Tea Party came under immediate suspicion. But Bishop was a lifelong Democrat and Obama donor. John Patrick Bedell shot two...
  • White House tells media what to print; edits "news" prior to publication

    07/24/2012 11:49:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/24/2012 | Doug Book
    A New York Times article has revealed that Administration-related “news” reported by the national press corps must first be approved for publication by Barack Hussein Obama. Times contributor Jeremy Peters has revealed that, in exchange for access to White House officials, reporters must promise the Administration full authority to exclude, redact or edit any and all statements made by those officials. This provides Obama with “veto power” over information printed by a purportedly free and vigilant, American media. (1) Certainly, Jeremy Peters must be congratulated for bringing this information to the American public. But the way in which he presents...
  • Mother of James Holmes Says She Didn’t Tell ABC Her Son Was the Killer [Updated](ABC lies AGAIN)

    07/23/2012 5:47:39 PM PDT · by madison10 · 54 replies
    New York Daily Mag ^ | July 23, 2012 | Joe Carscarelli
    During the chaotic aftermath of the Colorado shooting on Friday, a particularly chilling moment came when ABC News spoke to the mother of suspect James Holmes by phone. The network reported that the woman, reached in California, "told ABC News her son was likely the alleged culprit, saying, 'You have the right person.'" The article also said that Holmes's mother was "apparently speaking on gut instinct" when she "immediately expressed concern her son may be involved in the shooting death of at least 12 people overnight." Today, she disputed that account, claiming her quotes were misused. If true, that would...
  • Falsely Accused Tea Partier to ABC's Brian Ross: 'What Kind of Idiot Makes That Kind of Statement?'

    07/23/2012 8:31:41 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 97 replies
    As NewsBusters previously reported, ABC's Brian Ross on Friday falsely accused a Tea Party member of being the "James" Holmes that orchestrated the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado. "Jim" Holmes during an interview with the Daily Caller had some harsh words for his accuser saying, "What kind of idiot makes that kind of statement?” “Really, seriously, how do we take a journalist seriously when it’s pretty clear they really haven’t done any sort of check on their facts?” told the Caller's Alex Pappas: Holmes informed Pappas that ABC News didn’t contact him before Ross went on air. In fact,...
  • Politically Ill Leftists Exploit an Unspeakable Human Tragedy

    07/23/2012 1:49:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 23, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: A little statistic for you. Since the beginning of 2012 -- we're almost now to August, so we've got seven months in, pretty much seven months in. Since the start of 2012, the death count in Chicago is 274. In seven months, the death count in Chicago, 274. They have some of the strictest gun laws in the country, just as they do in Colorado. You know, all of us have certain traits that reflect upon our character, and when those characteristics, when those traits cluster in a manner that causes a person to function in a...
  • News Versus Propaganda (Thomas Sowell)

    07/23/2012 10:58:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 24, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Since so many in the media cannot resist turning every tragedy into a political talking point, it was perhaps inevitable that (1) someone would try to link the shooting rampage at the Batman movie in Colorado to the Tea Party, and that (2) some would try to make it a reason to impose more gun control laws. Too many people in the media cannot seem to tell the difference between reporting the news and creating propaganda. NBC News apparently could not resist doctoring the transcript of the conversation between George Zimmerman and the police after the Trayvon Martin shooting. Now...
  • Proof! Establishment media controlled

    07/22/2012 7:11:30 PM PDT · by MulberryDraw · 23 replies
    WND ^ | July 22, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    There was a rather low-key confession made in the New York Times last week that deserves to be blared throughout this country so that every American understands what they are reading in the establishment’s ultra-controlled, government-managed “press” – and I use that last word loosely indeed. The admission came in the form of a story by Jeremy Peters on the politics page of the Times July 16. [snip] What this shocking story reveals is that even I – one of the kingpins of the new media and a refugee from the state-controlled spin machine – underestimated the utter and total...
  • On PBS, Bill Moyers Trashes America and the NRA As 'Venomous...Enablers of Death'

    07/22/2012 4:24:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 22, 2012 | Tim Graham
    With the first heart-breaking headlines out of Colorado, gun-rights advocates just had to know that leftist lecturers in our media would mount their soap boxes and trash this country for its gun culture and trash the National Rifle Association as an "enabler of death -- paranoid, delusional, and as venomous as a scorpion." But it's additionally sad that the soap box in this case is paid for by taxpayers -- in the form of taxpayer support for every PBS station that spews out this leftist loathing. On his show Moyers & Company, 78-year-old PBS omnipresence Bill Moyers reached back to...
  • Brian Ross of ABC Takes Heat for Another Blunder

    07/22/2012 12:14:23 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    n television journalism, few reporters are as controversial as Brian Ross of ABC News. The investigative correspondent has landed major scoops and won prestigious awards for his reporting on the Peace Corps, Solyndra, and U.S. antiterrorism efforts — to name just a few. And yet, he has also produced more high-level haphazard reporting than perhaps any other reporter on television. Ross came under attack again Friday when he reported that James Holmes, the suspect of today’s theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., may have connections to the tea party — basing that on a single web page that listed an Aurora-based...
  • Why Did AP Do a 1,500-Word Expected Poverty Rate Writeup Months Before Census Bureau's Report?

    07/22/2012 12:50:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 22, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    In September 2010, the Associated Press prepared an advance report on the expected surge in the Census Bureau's official poverty rate, which rose from 13.2% to a 15-year high of 14.3%. Their stated preoccupation was not with the associated pain, but with "the unfortunate timing for Obama and his party just seven weeks before important elections when Congress is at stake." Well, this year's official poverty rate will very likely be the highest seen since the mid-1960s, and there's a presidential election coming up. What's the AP, aka the Administration's Press, to do? It looks like the strategy is to get...
  • ABC News' Tea Party Apology Isn't Good Enough

    07/22/2012 12:52:02 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/20/2012 | IBD Staff
    Media Bias: ABC News quickly apologized after one of its reporters tried to tie the Colorado massacre to the Tea Party. When will the network apologize for the blatant media bias that led to this monumental screw-up?
  • NBC's Isikoff Suggests 'Powerful NRA' Makes It Harder to Protect Theaters

    07/22/2012 12:27:40 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 48 replies
    On Saturday's Today show, as Michael Isikoff filed a report on the drive to make people safer at movie theaters after the Aurora massacre, the NBC correspondent concluded his report by suggesting that, because "the powerful National Rifle Association has blocked any move for stricter gun laws," people will have to settle for "beefed-up security and greater vigilance," as if the NRA were preventing people from being safer. Toward the end of the report, Isikoff relayed the complaint of gun control activists that it is too easy to obtain certain types of guns. Isikoff: Nationally, there have been about 60...
  • CBS Host Laughs At Paul Ryan After Failing To Distinguish Between Tax Cuts And Tax Hikes

    07/21/2012 11:25:11 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 24 replies
    CBS Host Laughs At Paul Ryan After She Fails To Distinguish Between Tax Cuts And Tax Hikes (video at link)
  • Piers Morgan Pushes Gun Control, Bristles at Notion of Delaying Political Debate

    07/21/2012 11:12:57 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 37 replies
    CNN anchor Piers Morgan devoted a considerable portion of his Friday program to pushing for more gun control, breaking with those who have advised delaying such talk until after a period of mourning for shooting victims in Aurora, Colorado. Morgan not only began Piers Morgan Tonight with a "Piers' Special Commentary" calling for more gun laws, but, later in the program, he included three guests who argued in favor of more gun control, with only one to argue against, with whom the CNN host ended up becoming agitated as Denver University Professor David Kopel scolded Morgan for not waiting longer...
  • With Extreme Prejudice - How ABC News "investigates" a horrific crime

    07/21/2012 10:33:26 AM PDT · by Wuli · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal.com ^ | July 20, 2012 | James Taranto
    "snip..Los Angeles police officer and three bodybuilder friends.snip..arrested for..snip..punching and kicking a New York man.snip.on West Hollywood's Restaurant Row," the Los Angeles Times reported July 30, 1991. snip We're glad this was only a local story. Had it been a national one, ...reporter Brian Ross might have blamed us on national television. "Those arrested along with Defoe were Edward Spencer, 29, Ken Spencer, 27, and James Taranto, 27, all of Staten Island, N.Y.," the Times report added. That James Taranto, you will be relieved to learn, was not the one who became your humble columnist. snip Men named James Holmes...
  • Fire Brian Ross!

    07/20/2012 4:34:06 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 25 replies
    07/20/12
    What an outrage! The left and liberal media all to quick to blame this tragedy on the Tea Party. This is really p!&&ing me off! Brian Ross should be gone by tonight! Damn these liberals!
  • Brian Ross

    07/20/2012 6:05:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | ABC News
    Brian Ross is one of the most honored and respected journalists in the country.
  • MSNBC's NOW With Alex Wagner Uses Aurora Shootings as Excuse to Slam NRA

    07/20/2012 7:57:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    NewsBuster.org ^ | July 20, 2012 | Kelly McGarey
    Airing hours after the midnight mass murder in Aurora, Colorado, MSNBC's Alex Wagner was bound to devote her program to the tragic breaking news. However, unlike other journalists, Wagner used the event as a platform for extensive commentary on the politics of the gun control debate and America's "culture of violence." Wagner, an alumna of the liberal Center for American Progress, has suggested she would favor repealing the 2nd Amendment. Back in February, after a school shooting, she bemoaned the lack of traction that gun control advocates have in pushing for more gun restrictions. MSNBC colleague and liberal pundit Chris...