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  • How Carter Beat Reagan

    09/25/2012 3:25:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Spectator | September 25, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    Dick Morris is right.Here's his column on "Why the Polls Understate the Romney Vote."Here's something Dick Morris doesn't mention. And he's charitable.Remember when Jimmy Carter beat Ronald Reagan in 1980?That's right. Jimmy Carter beat Ronald Reagan in 1980.In a series of nine stories in 1980 on "Crucial States" -- battleground states as they are known today -- the New York Times repeatedly told readers then-President Carter was in a close and decidedly winnable race with the former California governor. And used polling data from the New York Times/CBS polls to back up its stories.Four years later, it was the Washington...
  • The silent majority vs the liberal media

    09/24/2012 8:49:20 AM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 4 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | September 23, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    The election of 1972 was a contest between the liberal media and the silent majority. President Nixon won a landslide victory for re-election that year carrying every state in the union except Massachusetts by running against the elite liberal media which, in turn, did everything short of illegal activities to defeat him.The media exacted its revenge in 1973 with the Watergate witch-hunt which essentially overturned the election. The election of 1980 saw much the same dynamic with Ronald Reagan defeating the incumbent liberal President Jimmy Carter and his media lackeys. Vice President George Bush did it again in 1988 when...
  • Is a Reagan era “silent majority” back lash against the pro Obama bias media coming?

    09/24/2012 7:49:41 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 16 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | September 24, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Gallup has just confirmed what many of us have known all along. One of America’s largest polling firms has released the results of a survey dealing with people’s trust of the media. Its findings SHOULD be of great concern to the Democrat Media Cheer Leaders but it won’t be. They are too busy lying to worry about we think of them. Nevertheless, Gallup says that essentially 60% of us don’t trust the media while just 40% do. This negative/positive split is the largest Gallup has ever found. Of course the Democrats trust the media at 58% and why not, they...
  • AP Reports Imaginary Crowd as 'Largest Yet of the Obama Campaign'

    09/24/2012 5:37:23 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    The mainstream media is faking every number is can get away with to save President Barack Obama. Not content with weighting poll samples with absurd Democrat margins, or spinning high unemployment rates, the media is now faking crowd numbers for Obama's events. The Associated Press is the latest offender, calling a Milwaukee, Wisconsin crowd that did not exist "the largest yet of Obama's reelection campaign."
  • CBS Doesn't Air Obama Admitting Mistakes in Campaign Ads

    09/24/2012 2:05:56 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | September 23, 2012
    Tonight, CBS aired a 60 Minutes interview with President Obama. But curiously enough, the news magazine show did not air a clip of Obama admitting to interviewer Steve Kroft that some of his campaign ads contain mistakes and that some even "go overboard." 60 Minutes did, however, post the clip online: CBS describes the clip this way: "President Obama says some of his campaign ads might 'go overboard' or contain mistakes, but most of them simply highlight the differences between him and Gov. Romney." "Look, the fact-checkers have had problems with the ads on both sides," Kroft says to Obama...
  • CBS edits out Obama admission of lies in ads in interview (Lying Obama and lying MSM)

    09/24/2012 3:09:07 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 9/24/2012 | Gar Swaffar
    Politics is a dirty business, but do the major media outlets need to be part of that 'dirty business', and do the major media outlets need to be more honest in their own selective editing? The admission of mistakes and just plain lies which President Obama made to 60 Minutes interviewer Steve Kroft somehow wound up on the cutting room floor during editing. That seems to indicate a functional bias of omission by CBS, as in the ongoing discussion at this DJ blog posted by sumdume. The 'sin' of omission in editing is seemingly the most difficult to deduce is...
  • Americans Are Sick of Media's Pro-Obama Bias

    09/23/2012 12:43:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies
    U.S.News & World Repor ^ | 9/21/12 | MARY KATE CARY
    This just in from the Gallup organization: Americans' distrust of the media has just hit a  new record, with six in 10 Americans saying they have "little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly." Forty percent say they have a "great deal" or a "fair amount" of trust, and I assume this is the same crowd who approve of the job Congress is doing. Where do they find these people? Gallup says the 20-point difference between positive and negative views of the media is "by far" the highest Gallup has seen since it...
  • Is it any wonder we don’t trust the media?

    09/23/2012 7:10:54 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 9 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | September 23, 2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    Friday’s Gallup poll showing 60% of Americans don’t trust the media got me thinking. The reprehensible dialogue of two “reporters” caught plotting Mitt Romney’s demise on open mic exemplifies the toxic media climate any Republican candidate faces, especially anyone opposing Barack Obama, the media’s darling. Here are for your review precepts of the Fifties Journalism standards taught …. in the University of Illinois’s School of Journalism. Perhaps, a review of what passed for journalism back then can put into perspective what Republican candidates, and especially Conservatives, must overcome to be elected now. The overarching rule was “The Pen is Mightier...
  • What John McLaughlin [Pollster] Sees in the Polls Right Now

    09/22/2012 8:30:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 30 replies
    nro ^ | September 21, 2012 8:27 A.M | Jim Geraghty
    I reached out to Republican pollster John McLaughlin for yesterday’s piece on how undecided voters are likely to break, and he made some separate comments about polls, their impact on motivation for each side, and how the campaigns want to use skewed poll numbers to depress the opposition. How he’s defining likely voters right now: “For the most part we’re polling likely voters. It’s a loose screen. We keep people who say they’re only somewhat likely to vote. But the vast majority say that they are definitely or very likely to vote. They’re voting.”How campaigns try to sway polling results:...
  • Chris Matthews Says 'Unemployment Was Well Past 10%' When Obama Took Office - It Was Only 7.8%

    09/22/2012 9:31:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 22, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    "When your guy left town, Dubya - who nobody asked him to come back by the way at the Republican convention - unemployment was well past ten percent and skyrocketing." So falsely said MSNBC's Chris Matthews to conservative talk radio host Roger Hedgecock on HBO's Real Time Friday (video follows with commentary): Chris Matthews Says 'Unemployment Was Well Past 10%' When Obama Took Office - It Was Only 7.8% Well past ten percent? Hardly! According to the Labor Department, the unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in January 2009 when George W. Bush left office. It didn't get to ten percent...
  • Chick-fil-A fires back at media’s mischaracterization of their giving

    09/21/2012 8:38:42 AM PDT · by radioone · 17 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9-21-12 | Anne Sorock
    This Wednesday, I reported that the media were falsely reporting that Chick-fil-A had decided to cease donations to “anti-gay” groups. Scores of so-called reputable news outlets like the Los Angeles Times and ABC News ran headlines declaring that Chick-fil-A had changed its policy toward giving to anti-gay groups. Yesterday, Chick-fil-A set the record straight, saying that their corporate giving has been “mischaracterized” and calling out “events from Chicago this week that have once again resulted in questions around our giving”: A part of our corporate commitment is to be responsible stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. Because...
  • The Audacity of These Dopes (Liberal Media Smackdown)

    09/21/2012 2:12:12 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/21/2012 | William L. Gensert
    The media is on its knees. It's the customary position of worship, and worship they do -- Barack Obama -- their chosen "one." He is the man they told us would halt the rise of the oceans and heal the planet, the man who had game like Lebron, knew more than his advisers, was more brilliant than all brilliance, the smartest man to ever be president, the winner of a Nobel Prize and 2 Grammy awards, who was like Lincoln, then FDR, then JFK, then Reagan, the man who would make America loved and respected the world over, the man...
  • Who Owns the News Media

    09/21/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 24 replies
    Who Owns The Media? The 6 Monolithic Corporations That Control Almost Everything We Watch, Hear And Read Back in 1983, approximately 0 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the United States. Today, ownership of the news media has been concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations. These corporate behemoths control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day. They own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many of our favorite websites. Sadly, most Americans don't even stop to think about who...
  • Media Bias and the 47 Percent

    09/21/2012 5:43:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Linda Chavez
    The narrative of the Romney campaign as portrayed by most major media last week has been one of a tone-deaf, elitist candidate. In a presidential race as tight as this one -- the Gallup daily tracking poll Thursday showed the candidates tied at 47 percent -- the media potentially can tip the balance for or against a candidate in a decisive way. Most outlets ran with the stories suggesting Romney was describing 47 percent of American voters as government-dependent slackers who pay no taxes. In fact, Romney suggested nothing of the sort. The videotape of Romney's remarks received publicity after...
  • Why is the race close?

    09/20/2012 3:00:21 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/20/2012 | Ira Brodsky
    President Obama’s re-election hopes should be growing dimmer by the hour. His domestic policy has caused unprecedented suffering: high unemployment, gas prices that have doubled, and record numbers on food stamps and disability. His foreign policy has emboldened our enemies. Our embassies are under attack and Iran’s genocidal leaders are closer to acquiring nuclear weapons. And yet it is a tight race. How can that be? Perhaps the polls are wrong. But it’s more likely that decades of media propaganda and public school indoctrination, as well as growing dependency on government, are taking their toll. Conservative pundits complain that poll...
  • Ambassador Stevens is Dead...Al Qaeda is Alive

    09/20/2012 1:59:21 PM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 20 Sep 12 | Xzins
    A bumper sticker is making the rounds with Joe Biden's words: Osama is Dead; GM is Alive. Apparently, that resonates with democrat voters who want to believe Obama knows a thing or two about foreign relations. Not. Ambassador Stevens is Dead...Al Qaeda is Alive. Ambassador Stevens is Dead...The Muslim Brotherhood is Alive. The above are the real truth, and any chest thumping on the part of Obama is really misplaced self-congratulatory narcissism. We all know it was our special operations forces who took out Osama. We're pretty sure that Obama did not put on a black mask, take up a...
  • Media Blames Romney for Their Refusal to Scrutinize Obama’s Decisions

    09/20/2012 12:29:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 20, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    JOE SCARBOROUGH: Talk about the conservative critique–and I think it’s a fair critique, the conservative critique: that all you guys in the media were talking about Mitt Romney, you should have talked about the warnings with the embassy, etc., etc. And yes perhaps we should have. But you know who didn’t allow us to do that? MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Mitt Romney. SCARBOROUGH: Mitt Romney. If Mitt Romney had kept his mouth shut, if he had not acted like a rank amateur, if he had not embarrassed himself–and by the way internally the campaign understands they screwed up, he’s moved on, they...
  • The Journolist's Pimps with Limps

    09/20/2012 5:38:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell
    Dear Media Mavens: Watching you folks hyperventilate over a months-old, pirated video of a campaign fundraiser got me wondering: Who decides what news gets the gang-bang-everyone-come-join-the-dog-pile-of-ridicule treatment? Is there, like a conference call, or secret email list? Because, man, you’re missing some big opportunities. Just yesterday, our big-stick president said—to a comedian, appropriately—“The message we have to send to the Muslim world is we expect you to work with us to keep our people safe.” Now, that is comedy gold! Our commander in chief is telegraphing critical policy and diplomatic overtures on a late night talk show? He pretends to...
  • ELITIST, OUT-OF-TOUCH MEDIA COMPLAIN ROMNEY NOT REGULAR GUY ... Ann Coulter

    09/20/2012 12:34:33 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 19 Sep 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Only our totally unbiased watchdog media could turn the burning of U.S. embassies in countries where Barack Obama had recently supported mob revolts into Mitt Romney's blunder. Journalists couldn't risk having Obama's campaign slogan "Osama is dead" being amended with "and so is our ambassador." After our ambassador to Libya was murdered in a preplanned, coordinated attack on our embassy last week, preceded by an attack on our embassy in Egypt (and followed by attacks on our embassies in Yemen, Indonesia, Tunisia and Lebanon), Romney criticized the Obama administration for "sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in Egypt."...
  • Joel Pollak on being targeted by DOJ, Media Matters: 'Holder should resign over this alone'

    09/19/2012 2:26:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/19/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Breitbart News editor Joel Pollak told The Daily Caller that he thinks Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over, among other things, the Department of Justice’s collusion with left-wing advocacy group Media Matters to discredit him. Emails TheDC obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request and published Tuesday show DOJ Office of Public Affairs director Tracy Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, and Media Matters staffers working together to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals. “On the one hand, it’s a badge of honor,” Pollak said of being one of the targets of the collusion. “The cool conservatives make the Obama...