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  • Mid Term Flashback: NEWSWEEK Poll: Obama Approval Rating Jumps, Democrats Close ‘Enthusiasm Gap’

    09/25/2012 7:02:42 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 22 replies
    Newsweek/Daily Beast ^ | 10/22/2010 | David A. Graham
    Despite doom-saying about Democrats’ chances in the midterms, the latest NEWSWEEK Poll (full results) shows that they remain in a close race with Republicans 12 days before Election Day, while the president’s approval ratings have climbed sharply. The poll finds that 48 percent of registered voters would be more likely to vote for Democrats, compared with 42 percent who lean Republican (those numbers are similar to those in the last NEWSWEEK Poll, which found Democrats favored 48 percent to 43 percent). President Obama’s approval ratings have jumped substantially, crossing the magic halfway threshold to 54 percent, up from 48 percent...
  • 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...
  • The “Depression that Shall Not Be Named” — things we notice that the corrupt media won’t report

    09/19/2012 12:15:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 50 replies
    hillbuzz.org ^ | Sseptember 18, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    Full title: Ground Reports from the “Depression that Shall Not Be Named” — things we notice that the corrupt media won’t report that show this is indeed a Depression On my desk, just under the computer monitor, I have a little box full of slips of scrap paper. I’ve been doing this since I was a kid because the nuns who taught me in Catholic School refused to ever waste paper. Anything that comes into my home that’s blank on one side and has outlived its usefulness is drawn and quartered and spends some time as scrap paper in that...
  • Andrea Mitchell: NBC Hasn't "Authenticated" Obama Redistribution Clip, Won't Air

    09/19/2012 11:08:05 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Posted on September 19, 2012
    On her MSNBC program this afternoon, NBC News' Andrea Mitchell said the network would not air the clip of then-State Senator Barack Obama endorsing redistribution in 1988 because the network could not "authenticate" the clip. "Let's explain this redistribution issue because we have not authenticated this 14-year-old tape from Loyola College when Barack Obama was a state senator. So because we have not independently at NBC news and MSNBC authenticated it, we're not airing it," Mitchell said. "But the basic issue is they're accusing President Obama, as John Sununu said to be yesterday, of class warfare. That is trying to...
  • Obama-Licking JournOlism Is Alive And Well

    09/18/2012 4:23:48 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 46 replies
    Original Content | Sept 18, 2012 | By Laz A, Mataz
    Back in February, 2007, Ezra Klein created a private Google Group called JournOList (or J-List) for fellow leftwing journalists, in order that they may collude and create a united front, all on a similar message each day. This developed into a rather large scandal in March of 2009, when Politico (surprisingly, for it is decidedly left-of-center) revealed the group and its intent.Once the group was identified, and several examples of collusion were noted, the group disbanded. However, who among us believes that the collusion stopped there?Let us review a recent posting on WonkBlog, a division of the Washington Post and...
  • Andrea Mitchell: NBC Hasn't "Authenticated" Obama Redistribution Clip, Won't Air

    09/19/2012 10:42:07 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 118 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 09/19/2012 | Staff
    On her MSNBC program this afternoon, NBC News' Andrea Mitchell said the network would not air the clip of then-State Senator Barack Obama endorsing redistribution in 1988 because the network could not "authenticate" the clip. "Let's explain this redistribution issue because we have not authenticated this 14-year-old tape from Loyola College when Barack Obama was a state senator. So because we have not independently at NBC news and MSNBC authenticated it, we're not airing it," Mitchell said. "But the basic issue is they're accusing President Obama, as John Sununu said to be yesterday, of class warfare. That is trying to...
  • “Complete” video of Romney missing 1-2 minutes of remarks on the 47% (The Undoctored version)

    09/19/2012 8:28:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The last 48 hours of media commentary has evinced an interesting, and entirely unsurprising, double standard, or perhaps triple standard. When undercover videos of ACORN and NPR by James O'Keefe or of Planned Parenthood by Lila Rose get published, the media immediately insinuates that they contain deceptive editing and demand that the full videos get released --- even though media organizations like the broadcast networks rarely if ever operate by that same standard. Mother Jones ripped O'Keefe at the time for not providing all of the video from his undercover exposé of NPR (via Breitbart): To the list of journalism's...
  • Delingpole: I Hate to Defend Mitt Romney But....

    09/19/2012 6:49:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Richochet ^ | September 19, 2012 | James Delingpole
    Regular readers will know that Mitt Romney wasn't necessarily my dream choice as GOP candidate. They may have inferred this from articles I have written with titles along the lines of Oh God, oh God, oh please God, no! Why Mitt? and The GOP is totally doomed! Der Krieg ist Verloren! Obama is here forever! and No, Really, Though - Anyone But Mitt!... Nevertheless, I'd like to ask Ricochet readers: Is it just me - or is all this stuff I'm reading in the US press and even more so in the UK press about Romney being toast because of...
  • Propaganda Update: TV Networks Will Be Asked to Boost ObamaCare In Plots of Their Top Shows

    09/17/2012 9:01:51 AM PDT · by tapatio · 17 replies
    Abby Goodnough of the New York Times is reporting as the California state government is setting up its ObamaCare exchange, the exchange has hired a PR firm (with federal government money).
  • The Top 50 Liberal Media Bias Examples

    09/18/2012 1:03:10 PM PDT · by No One Special · 16 replies
    The Wetern Center for Journalism ^ | December 10, 2011 | Warner Todd Huston
    Examples of Liberal Media BiasLet's face it, liberal media bias has been around since there have been liberals to do the "reporting" of the news. But this fact should surprise no one. After all, the news media has always been filled with bias of one type or another. In fact, there was a time when American customers of the news knew exactly which newspapers sported which point of view. It was taken for granted that one newspaper supported one side and another newspaper a different side.Liberal Bias is Prevalent in the Mainstream Media But in the late 1950s and early...
  • White House Media Ignores Obama’s Muslim Outreach Meltdown

    09/18/2012 3:50:31 AM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2012 | Neil Munro
    The press corps asked no questions during Monday’s White House press conference about the meltdown of President Barack Obama‘s high-profile Muslim outreach policy. Instead, they spent time asking low-impact questions, such as whether officials timed today’s announcement of a new lawsuit against Chinese auto part makers to aid the president’s two campaign stops in Ohio. They used up the bulk of their limited time throwing softball questions. “It was a beautiful weekend for golf and he wasn’t out on the course,” asked one reporter, according to a transcript. “Is it safe to assume maybe he was doing some preparation [for...
  • Romney Will be Judged on Actions, Not Coverage

    09/18/2012 5:12:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2012 | Byron York
    Salena Zito, a reporter with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, watched Mitt Romney's Wednesday morning news conference from a diner in Wisconsin. Customers paid careful attention to the TV as reporters repeatedly asked Romney if he had made a mistake by criticizing President Obama's handling of the embassy crises in Egypt and Libya. The exchanges left no doubt that Romney's questioners thought he had made a mess of the situation. But Zito found an entirely different reaction in the diner. "People were just floored by the press," she says. "The group was pretty mixed between Obama supporters and Romney supporters, and even...
  • How Republics Fall: The Fourth Estate’s degrading hero worship trivializes an election.

    09/17/2012 5:52:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/17/2012 | Michael Knox Beran
    The weird ecstasy of the media-political complex at the convention in Charlotte last month was the first sign that its attachment to President Obama, always fawning, had become morbid. In spite of the anemic economy and a real unemployment rate above 11 percent, the high priests of pontificating liberalism were giddy with euphoria. The Democrats “put on a nearly flawless convention,” Paul Begala opined, and it was soon all but incontrovertibly established that, come November, the president — beautiful, magical, and lovable as he was — would vanquish his boring opponent. The media savants sympathized with the delirium of Charlotte...
  • New York Times Sent Unpublished Columns to the Obama Administration for Vetting

    09/15/2012 5:13:23 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 35 replies
    The New York Times is developing a bad habit of sending its columns to the Obama administration for approval. Daniel Harper at the Weekly Standard reported yesterday on a no-no committed by then-contributing Times columnist Peter Orszag, former director of Obama's Office of Management and Budget and an Obama-care booster in an October 20, 2010 column, "Malpractice Methodology." Halper wrote in part: The latest Bob Woodward books reveals that Peter Orszag, at the time a columnist for the New York Times, sent a draft of an article to White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett for review and comments before publishing....
  • Obama's America 2012: If Nixon Only had the Press on His Side

    09/17/2012 3:34:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell
    Please enjoy the following rants and obeservations from Facebook:If you care more about getting free nine-buck-a-month birth control than you do about fewer jobs, more unemployed, and double-priced gas over four years ago, you might be an Obama voter (and bad at math.)Russian reset worked! Muslim outreach worked! The One healed the world! Peace everywhere! Just look at our booming economy! Oceans, ice caps, enemies, humanity, they all swoon to his Hope! September 11 brought us tightly together because the moment of crisis commands human empathy and response. Liberals and conservatives know how to carry a wounded sister. The years...
  • Politico Trades Obama Flacking for White House Scoops

    09/16/2012 6:54:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Politico has abandoned any attempt to pose as an objective news source and is now functioning as the unofficial outlet for the Obama campaign, trading pieces they write that promulgate the Obama campaign’s narrative for scoops they get from the White House that either are from “anonymous” sources or access to White House documents. It’s a slimy and a contemptible relationship.
  • The Middle East meltdown is already off the front page of the LA Times   (vanity)

    09/16/2012 6:01:06 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    That didn't take long. They were late to put it there, and quick to get it off. The story is covered on page 3 of the LA Times today. Remember when the Abu Graib photos appeared for 32 straight days on the front page of the NY Times? Is it still a page 1 story in your hometown newspaper?
  • CNN Reporter Sends Obama Donation Request Form to Twitter Followers

    09/16/2012 10:45:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 56 replies
    NewBusters ^ | September 16, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    This appears to be the height of journalistic malpractice. On September 13, CNN political reporter Peter Hamby sent an Obama campaign donation request form to his Twitter followers:
  • CNN lapdog adds ‘breadbasket’ to Handbook of Racial Code Words after hearing Paul Ryan speech

    09/15/2012 11:37:50 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 79 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 09/15/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    @PeterHambyCNN: Ryan just called Florida "the breadbasket of the South" ... phrase has Civil War origins. Florida a major supplier food to the Confederacy
  • Why Florida Is Still Up for Grabs for Obama or Romney

    09/14/2012 7:49:07 AM PDT · by Marie · 42 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Sep 14, 2012 | David Freedlander
    A new poll out Thursday evening from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal gives Barack Obama some breathing room in three key states—Virginia, Ohio, and perhaps most importantly Florida, a state that analysts say is crucial to Mitt Romney’s hopes of winning the White House. There the poll gives Obama a 49-44 edge, and comes on the heels of a poll out Thursday afternoon that gave brief hope to the Romney campaign. That poll, sponsored by the Associated Industries of Florida, a pro-business lobbying group, puts Romney up 50-47 in the state. It, however, comes with caveats. The survey...
  • ABC, CBS, NBC Devote More Time (20 to 1) to Romney Flap Than Obama Mideast Mistakes

    09/13/2012 4:03:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 13, 2012 | Geoffrey Dickens
    The Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) Wednesday evening newscasts devoted more than 9 minutes (9 minutes, 28 seconds) to the flap over Mitt Romney's statement criticizing the administration's handling of the Libyan crisis but spent just 25 seconds on questions regarding Barack Obama's Middle-East policy, a greater than 20-to-1 disparity.
  • Media Sets Narrative to Cover for the Democrats' Disastrous Foreign Policy (Long article)

    09/13/2012 2:58:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm trying to put my finger on what bothers me the most. There's something that's been gnawing at me. I always try to not get caught up. It's very hard. It's hard to avoid this. The narrative. I was talking about the narrative when the program started. The daily media narrative. There is one. We wonder how they can all end up using the word "gravitas." We wonder how they can all end up using the same words. We heard it with Jan Crawford and Ari Shapiro setting the narrative. Grab audio sound bite 26. I'm sorry...
  • NewsBusters Outs CBS, NPR Reporters

    09/13/2012 9:55:23 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 39 replies
    So. The names are CBS reporter Jan Crawford. And NPR reporter Ari Shapiro. These are the names of the reporters now caught on audio coordinating their questions on the Middle East to Governor Romney. The audio scoop was...
  • Obama Got His 3 a.m. Call. He Decided To Sleep Through It.

    09/12/2012 5:48:45 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 14 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 09/12/2012 | Ace
    Drudge highlights part of the story that the LA Times, of course, does not. The president was updated throughout the evening, and notified late Tuesday that Stevens was unaccounted for. Obama learned Wednesday that Stevens was confirmed dead Wednesday morning, the official said. Man needs his rest. He's in Vegas right now. You can't do Vegas right if you're short of sleep. By the way, the media is all dutifully reporting the Obama line: That while he is jetting his ass off to Las Vegas, "it's not a day of politics as usual" (via Mark Knoller) and that his Political...
  • Romney Adviser Hammers CNN Anchor Over 'Silly Question'

    09/12/2012 5:19:50 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 41 replies
    After the press belittled Mitt Romney over the politics of his statements on Tuesday's embassy attacks, CNN's Don Lemon continued asking redundant questions about process to the Romney campaign's foreign policy adviser on Wednesday. "[Y]ou want to talk about a process issue," Richard Williamson lectured Lemon. "Because the White House doesn't want to talk about substance. It wants to talk about process...
  • Open mic captures press coordinating questions for Romney

    09/12/2012 3:50:58 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 17 replies
    http://www.therightscoop.com/ ^ | September 12 2012 | The Right Scoop
    Before Romney issued his statement today, an open mic capture the press coordinating questions to ask Romney, with one saying “no matter who he calls on we’re covered on the one question”. I’ve transcribed it to the best of my ability but the audio is below for verification: I’ve labeled one as the CBS News reporter as I believe it is Nancy Cordes who works for CBS News. If I’ve gotten that wrong I apologize and will correct. UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: …pointing out that the Republicans… *unintelligible* …Obama…. CBS REPORTER: That’s the question. UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: *unintelligible* CBS REPORTER: Yeah that’s the...
  • Hot Mic: Reporters Collaborate on Questions for Romney Press Conference

    09/12/2012 2:46:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    September 12, 2012 Listen to it Button BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, Mike, grab me audio sound bite 35. We finally have the audio of reporters collaborating with each other on asking Romney questions this morning via The Right Scoop blog, The Right Scoop. It was this morning in Jacksonville, and we have an unidentified female CBS reporter and a male reporter overheard talking about the questions that they should ask Romney. It's about 25 seconds, and here's what it is. UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: That’s the question. UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Do you have any regrets? UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: Yeah, that’s the question....
  • Audio: Press caught on open mic coordinating Egypt/Libya questions for Romney?

    09/12/2012 2:20:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/12/2012 | AllahPundit
    I don't think it's the collusion that's troubling so much as their priorities in what they were colluding on. Hard to make firm judgments on a 100-second piece of audio that cuts in and out and is sporadically unintelligible, but part of it is clear enough. From the Right Scoop's transcript: CBS REPORTER: Yeah thatÂ’s the question. I would just say do you regret your question.UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Your question? Your statement?CBS REPORTER: I mean your statement. Not even the tone, because then he can go off onÂ…UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: And then if he does, if we can just follow up and...
  • Will Romney's Foreign-Policy Fumble Doom His Campaign?(Lefty Panties in a Twist Alert)

    09/12/2012 1:27:32 PM PDT · by mojito · 73 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9/12/2012 | Molly Ball
    Will Mitt Romney look back on this day as the blunder that doomed his campaign? It's too soon to tell, of course. But the reaction to his recent foreign-policy moves has been overwhelmingly negative, from Republicans and Democrats alike, to the point that some wonder whether it could begin to disqualify him in voters' minds. Romney's response to the incidents of the last 24 hours -- the storming of the American embassy in Cairo and the killing of the American ambassador and three others in Libya -- is widely being regarded as hasty and ham-handed. From his initial statement late...
  • Censoring Terrence McNally

    09/12/2012 1:35:14 PM PDT · by edwinland · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 28, 1998 | new York Times Editorial Board
    Almost nothing is known about this play besides ... that the central character, Joshua, is reported to have sex, offstage, with his disciples. That was enough, however, to lead the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights to stage a letter-writing campaign against the production. It was enough, too, to induce someone to call the Manhattan Theater Club with threats to burn down the theater and kill the staff and Mr. McNally. What we are witnessing, once again, is the peculiar combat between freedoms that is repeatedly staged in America. ... There is no essential difference between suppressing the production...
  • Chaos in Middle East, US Ambassador Murdered, Media Fixated on Romney "Gaffe"

    09/12/2012 1:29:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | Guy Benson
    This has been an extremely disquieting day, for several reasons.  First and foremost, the US Ambassador to Libya was murdered in cold blood last night, along with three other diplomats -- and horrifying images of the carnage are being beamed around the world.  A few basic facts via Reuters:   The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff were killed in an attack on the Benghazi consulate and a safe house refuge, stormed by Islamist gunmen blaming America for a film they said insulted the Prophet Mohammad. Gunmen had attacked and set fire to the U.S. consulate in the...