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  • Shocker: Bill Maher Smacks Down Liberal Attacks on Israel

    08/04/2014 10:12:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 4, 2014 | Laura Flint
    Bill Maher is known for his pathological, frothing attacks on all things conservative. However, on the August 1 edition of Real Time With Bill Maher, the HBO host took a controversial stance for a liberal: he defended Israel. When his Iranian-American guest Reza Aslan argued that “Amnesty International...have found no evidence whatsoever of any kind of human shield being used,” Maher interrupted to state “It's a war. It's a war that Hamas started.” The left-wing comedian continued, claiming that “somehow when Israel reacts to this, they have to do everything in a way that doesn't kill any civilians. People die...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘Senseless’ and ‘Wrong’ to Punish Men Who Slip Women Abortion Pills

    05/16/2014 4:07:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 16, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    Did you catch the story about those conservative Republican male chauvinist pig politicians in Florida who think that it was a waste of time to pass a bill which would make it a crime for a guy to secretly administer an abortion-inducing drug to a spouse or partner he impregnated? How utterly outrageous ... Wait a minute ... It was Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz who said that? C'mon, that's not possible. What? There's audio of her saying that on a Florida public radio station? Get outta here. If that were true, the press would be printing and...
  • Predictably, USA Today's Coverage of Nagin's Conviction Omits His Dem Party ID

    02/12/2014 1:42:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 12, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin was convicted on 20 of 21 counts of corruption and bribery today. USA Today reporter Rick Jervis did a bit of a profile of Nagin in the course of reporting on the convictions. It included a recounting of the his time at the city's helm during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But one thing it oh-so-predictably did not include was Nagin's Democratic Party affiliation
  • AP's San Fran Pro-Life March Coverage Outshines Much Larger DC March

    01/28/2014 7:14:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 28, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    I paused a bit before putting this post up because the last thing an AP reporter needs is some guy on the right telling him he did a good job. I suspect that it's not a resume enhancer. That said, there are two reasons not to to ignore Terence Chea's coverage of the Saturday's Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco. The first is how it contrasts with Brett Zongker's dismissive and incomplete coverage of the far larger DC March for Life the previous Wednesday. For starters, Chea appropriately described the San Francisco march as "massive"; Zongker's story covering...
  • Supremes Let Little Sisters Have Their Way During Appeal;

    01/25/2014 1:41:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 24, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    On Friday, the Supreme Court issued a one-paragraph order in Little Sisters of the Poor et al v. Sebeluis et al. It told the Sisters that for the case to continue with no enforcement of the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, they need only to inform the government in writing "that they are non-profit organizations that hold themselves out as religious and have religious objections to providing coverage for contraceptive services." That's easy, because that's what they are, and that's their position. As a result, the government has been "enjoined from enforcing against the applicants the challenged provisions of the...
  • WashPost Buries GOP Slam of Obama Regarding al Qaeda Resurgence;

    01/10/2014 7:06:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 10, 2014 | Ken Shepherd
    "Republican lawmakers Thursday blamed the Obama administration for the stunning resurgence of Iraq’s al-Qaeda franchise and called on the White House to take assertive steps to help Baghdad beat back militant uprisings in the country’s west." That's how Ernesto Londono opened his January 10 story "Republicans blame Obama administration for al-Qaeda resurgence in Iraq," a front-page-worthy story which Washington Post editors buried on page A10. By contrast, the Post ran not one but two Chris Christie bridge-scandal stories on the Friday edition's front page. The other stories rounding out the front page centered on efforts to hash out a long-term...
  • MSNBC.com Wildly Spins: 'Obama Approval Ratings Turn Around'

    01/09/2014 5:55:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 9, 2014 | Ken Shepherd
    "Obama approval ratings turn around," exulted the msnbc.com landing page headline for Traci G. Lee's January 9 story, "Positive start to 2014 for Obama: poll." Lee set about spinning the results of the latest Quinnipiac Poll, which shows President Obama sitting atop a 41 percent approval rating, up from a low of 38 percent in December, but still a net negative approval rating. Lee used the slight uptick in approval as a springboard to forecast that the president's economically liberal spending agenda could change his and his party's fortunes (emphasis mine): Obama is likely to use his upcoming State of...
  • As Feds Say to Stop Using Paper Obamacare Apps, AP Again 'Forgets' That HealthCare.gov Is Not Secure

    12/07/2013 8:30:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 8. 2013 | Tom Blumer
    So it's come to this. During the past week, the Associated Press reported today, "Federal health officials," meaning "the Obama administration," began "urging" (i.e., "telling") counselors and navigators around the country to stop using paper applications for Obamacare coverage, "because of concerns those applications would not be processed in time." It seems that either Team Obama or AP (my money is on AP) doesn't mind risking criticism for waiting to let this news out until a weather- and sports-dominated Saturday. It's apparently okay to keep those who don't know any better, i.e., those who went to the trouble of printing...
  • Desperate Carney Latches Onto Ryan Lizza's HealthCare.gov 'No Trouble' Tweet; Then There Was Trouble

    10/19/2013 2:05:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.com ^ | October 19, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    The White House is apparently so desperate to pump anything positive about the disaster known as HealthCare.gov that it took a reporter's ability to "set up an account" as proof that the web site is working fine for some users. Uh, no. Early Thursday afternoon, Ryan Lizza, the Washington correspondent for The New Yorker (also the guy who may have been in the best position to prove that Barack Obama was lying when he said in 2008 that he never read the church bulletins at the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ, and passed), tweeted the following: "I...
  • Media Mash: MSNBC's Schultz Wonders Why 'People Don't Love Obama'

    09/20/2013 3:52:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 20, 2013 | NB Staff
    It "amazes" MSNBC's Ed Schultz "that people don't love Obama" and think he's doing a stellar job handling the economy. Reacting to a video clip of that absurd rant, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told the audience of Sean Hannity's September 19 program the reasons why. There's "1.9 million less jobs" now than when President Obama took office, not to mention "47,600,000 Americans on food stamps" and "3 million people [who] have entered the rolls of poverty since [Obama] became president," the Media Research Center founder noted. "That's why they don't love him, everybody's having a very hard time" in the...
  • Dem Judge in W.Va. Attempted to Frame Rival with Drug, Theft Charges;

    08/16/2013 4:05:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 16, 2013 | Ken Shepherd
    Here's another name to add to the "name that party" file: Michael Thornsbury. The Mingo County, West Virginia circuit court judge was the subject of a federal indictment on Wednesday "after federal authorities allege he targeted his ex-lover's husband and used his position on the bench to manipulate criminal charges against the man," Kate White of the Charleston [W.V.] Gazette reported yesterday. The Mountain State has partisan judicial elections and Thornsbury is a Democrat. Both ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today covered the bizarre story on their August 16 programs, but both neglected to mention Thornsbury's party affiliation.For his...
  • Meanwhile, Back in the Economy, the AP's Rugaber Spins Mediocre Jobless Claims

    04/21/2013 8:51:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 21, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    On April 4, the Associated Press' Christopher Rugaber wrote: "Gone are the fears that the economy could fall into another recession." Having in effect announced the repeal of the business cycle for the foreseeable future, despite the fact that the economy's post-recession job recovery performance has been the worst since World War II by miles, it seems that Rugaber is now doing his best to prop up his assertion with shaky claims about the meaning of government economic reports. That would include the second sentence of his opening paragraph of his dispatch on Thursday's report on jobless claims from the...
  • Democrat Is Dodging Questions About Her Possible Ties To Gosnell, Will Media Investigate?

    04/16/2013 3:49:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 16, 2013 | Matt Vespa
    As we've noted, the liberal media generally and the Big Three broadcast networks in particular have studiously avoided paying attention to the Kermit Gosnell murder trial. The Philadelphia abortionist is charged with murdering newborns who survived abortion attempts and were born alive. But aside from the criminal aspect of the case, there's other angle in the Gosnell matter that is of interest to political observers of the 2014 election cycle, particularly the Pennsylvania governor's race. One of the Democrats vying for the nomination to challenge Gov. Tom Corbett (R) is Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.), who operated an abortion clinic from...
  • Not News: Wasserman Schultz and Moran Whine About Staff Budget Cuts;

    03/24/2013 3:28:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 24, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    As hard as the establishment press has worked over the years to make certain politicians appear to be somehow out of touch with the situation of average Americans, you might think that two legislative leaders complaining about cuts in their Congressional offices' allowance might be news. One whined that her aides, some of whom "earn" in excess of $100,000 per year, are being "priced out" of a good lunch on Capitol Hill. Don't be silly. The press only cares about making Republicans and conservatives appear out of touch. The complainers in question are Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who also...
  • Economy Lost 2.84 Million Jobs in Jan.,

    02/02/2013 5:58:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 2, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    Following the governmemt's Employment Situation Summary yesterday, two words were noticeably absent at the Associated Press (here, here, and here), Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC, and the New York Times: "seasonally adjusted."