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  • The Elites Bow to Mecca

    01/28/2015 8:27:52 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 13 replies ^ | January 28, 2015 | J.R. Dunn
    The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre has confirmed something widely suspected: this country’s elites have no interest in defeating terrorism. Out of the 17 people murdered by Jihadi thugs in Paris, four were cops and four were innocent passersby who happened to be in a kosher shop at the wrong moment. But the other nine were perfect examples of 21st-century postmodern secular elites. Sophisticated, skeptical, well-educated, and well-to-do bohos working in media whose response to anything at all was a combination of aloofness, impudence, and irony. In this they were representative of their generation -- essentially French versions of...
  • Putin Channels Obama on MH17: Ukrainians Cling to Guns and Borders

    07/22/2014 4:25:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | July 22, 2014 | John Ransom
    The strongman of the Soviet, er, Russia is getting kind of wimpy. Caught in the act blowing up a civilian airliner, he’s pointing the finger at someone else, and condemning the world’s political calculations, all the while calculating politically. He must watch a lot of MSNBC because this is the type of thing we’ve come to expect from our own weak-willed presidents. Russia, says Putin, did not shoot down that jetliner. Listen to him very carefully. There is no inappropriate Russian relationship with that missile. It was caused by a bunch of bitter Ukrainians who cling to their guns and...
  • In Anti-Gun DC, Media Matters For America Gave Bodyguard Illegal Weapons

    01/28/2013 6:26:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | January 28,2013 | Vince Coglianese
    A staffer at left-wing Media Matters for America committed numerous felonies in the District of Columbia and around the country by carrying a firearm to defend the organization’s founder, David Brock, The Daily Caller has learned.
  • Gingrich 'Tired of the Elite Media Protecting Barack Obama by Attacking Republicans'

    01/20/2012 7:08:12 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 48 replies ^ | January 20, 2012 | By Susan Jones
    The first question at Thursday night's debate in South Carolina went to Newt Gingrich, giving him an opportunity to denounce a "vicious" news media that is "protecting Barack Obama by attacking Republicans."
  • Andrea Mitchell on Iowa: 'Too White, Too Evangelical, Too Rural'

    01/02/2012 6:27:45 PM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/2/2012 | By Noel Sheppard
    NBC's Andrea Mitchell on New Year's Day made it clear to Nightly News viewers that her Obama-loving network will continue using the race card to assist the current White House resident's reelection. In a brief segment about the upcoming Iowa caucuses, Mitchell said "the rap" on the Hawkeye state is that "it doesn't represent the rest of the country - too white, too evangelical, too rural" Read more:
  • CNN Reporter Asks Obama: Are GOP Candidates "Uninformed, Out of Touch, or Irresponsible?"(w/Video)

    11/14/2011 12:58:00 PM PST · by ransomnote · 19 replies ^ | November 14, 2011 | no byline
    "Last night at the Republican debate, some of the hopefuls, they hope to get your job, they defended the practice of waterboarding which is a practice you banned in 2009. Herman Cain said, quote, 'I don't see that as torture.' Michele Bachmann said that it's, quote, 'very effective.' So I'm wondering if you think that they're uninformed, out of touch, or irresponsible?" CNN's White House correspondent Dan Lothian asked President Obama in Hawaii.
  • R.I.P., America’s liberal-media elite (self-inflicted wounds kill their 'message'/agenda)

    10/19/2011 8:52:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/19/11 | Jon Friedman - MarketWatch
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Someday, cultural historians will look back on the early 21st century and speculate about what killed the credibility of America’s so-called liberal-media elite. They will ask, Were the wounds self-inflicted or the product of a methodical plot? Make no mistake about it. We did this to ourselves. As a card-carrying member of the leftist media near-elite — alas, I’m not nearly rich or famous enough to be regarded as a 100% elitist — it pains me to see my brethren sinking like the sun in the west. But we have nobody to blame but ourselves. We’ve...
  • Liberal Media Believes Palin/Tea Party Supporters Toothless Racists

    09/10/2011 11:59:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 10, 2011 | Lloyd Marcus
    Sarah Palin inspired her typical (yet extraordinary) level of excitement and attendance at our Tea Party Express V national bus tour rally in Manchester, NH. I overheard a national reporter commenting to two of our staff members, "Yeah, Palin draws a crowd but they are all missing teeth."I was furious! I wanted to say, "How dare you? You arrogant jerk!" I held my tongue as a representative of Tea Party Express. After attending over 200 tea parties on six national bus tours, I can assure you the majority of the attendees are extremely well informed, educated, articulate and patriotic Americans....
  • To Hell with You People

    08/02/2011 11:34:08 AM PDT · by freespirited · 133 replies
    NRO ^ | 08/02/11 | Jonah Goldberg
    Look, I am past exhausted talking about liberal media bias. It’s real, we all know it, and people who deny it aren’t even fooling themselves. But some things just have to be pointed out. This morning I watched the first 15 minutes of the Today Show. I don’t particularly love or even like the program, but I find it useful to see what the producers think is the big news of the day. And sometimes Chuck Todd is on, and I like him. If I sound defensive about watching the show it’s only because I am. Anyway, the first ten...
  • Pravda Syndrome: MSM Can’t Stop Lying About ‘Gunwalker’

    07/15/2011 11:29:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 15, 2011 | Bob Owens
    No shame: The body count may be in the hundreds, and they still scratch the president's back.“Smoking gun” emails and other recent revelations about “Operation Fast and Furious” — and other gunrunning operations by agencies of President Obama’s executive branch — have backed the mainstream media into a corner: they have been responding with silence or with outright deception. One need look no further than CNN, where syndicated columnist (and PJMedia contributor) Ruben Navarrette Jr. delivered a whopper of a lie Thursday, claiming that the administration’s attempt to create rifle reporting requirements actually affects machine guns. He claimed: The Bureau...

    07/15/2011 5:23:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 15 July, 2011 | Ruth King
    “Smoking gun” emails and other recent revelations about “Operation Fast and Furious” — and other gunrunning operations by agencies of President Obama’s executive branch — have backed the mainstream media into a corner: they have been responding with silence or with outright deception. One need look no further than CNN, where syndicated columnist (and PJMedia contributor) Ruben Navarrette Jr. delivered a whopper of a lie Thursday [1], claiming that the administration’s attempt to create rifle reporting requirements actually affects machine guns. He claimed: "The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has decided to try to clean up Dodge City...
  • Time magazine cover features shredded U.S. Constitution, asks if it still matters

    06/23/2011 3:19:16 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 23 Jun 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Provocative? Perhaps, but that’s nothing new for Time magazine with a history of taking iconic American symbols and using them to make political statements. On Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Time magazine editor Richard Stengel presented the cover of his new July 4 issue, which features the U.S. Constitution going through a paper shredder and asks does the document still matter. According to Stengel, it does, but not as much anymore. “Yes, of course it still matters but in some ways it matters less than people think,” Stengel said on “Morning Joe.” “People all the time are debating what’s constitutional...
  • Media complains that Palin caravan puts reporters at risk

    05/31/2011 3:07:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 31, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Of all the complaints about Sarah Palin and her bus tour, this one’s easily the strangest. CBS reports that the media has begun to grumble that Palin’s decision to keep them out of the loop on the tour’s stops have created a dangerous working environment for reporters: Since Palin and her team won’t share where the potential candidate is headed, reporters and producers have little choice but to simply stay close to Palin’s bus. This has resulted in scenes of the Palin bus tooling down the highway followed by a caravan of 10 or 15 vehicles – including a massive...
  • National news magazines ignore ‘Project Gunwalker’ story, embrace statist fluff

    04/28/2011 4:33:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 April, 2011 | David Codrea
    An overwhelmingly “progressive” mainstream press, one that continually stumps for yet more citizen disarmament while for the most part ignoring what should be a major lead story/headline-generating scandal committed by officials they’re supposed to be monitoring, is all atwitter with anticipation for the upcoming royal nuptials. “All hail Kate Middleton, the woman who can rebrand the British monarchy,” Newsweek editor Tina Brown gushes as she introduces the weekly’s April 3 cover story. Thank God for that. A privileged progressive cheering on the regressive political institution of monarchy, invoking the Deity to laud the Divine Right of kings. How “Freedom is...
  • “Newsweek” Attempts to Rebrand Gun Control Scheme as “Gun Safety” Cause: Tina Brown Gets Cute,

    03/16/2011 6:05:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 15 March, 2010 | David Crane
    Tina Brown, the newly-minted British ex-patriot Newsweek editor-in-chief, certainly isn’t waisting any time promoting her agenda. By now it’s pretty old news that the anti-gun/anti-Second Amendment crowd (i.e. the political left) has been trying to use the Tucson active shooter situation to get new gun control laws passed, like a high-capacity magazine (not “clip”) ban and a new federal assault weapons ban (AWB). It’s par for the course, really, and to be expected. However, Newsweek just did something sneaky. In a call-to-arms (excuse the pun)-style pro-gun-control opinion piece, two of its writers, Andrew Romano and Pat Wingert, attempted to rebrand...
  • Another Mistake in The New York Times

    02/05/2011 9:49:18 AM PST · by JohnRLott · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 5, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Since the tragedy in Tucson, the New York Times has started an all-out campaign for gun control, with a relentless number of pieces -- news, editorials, and op-eds. In its advocacy, even the news stories are heavily biased by selectively quoting only academics who support pro-gun control positions. These seemingly unbiased sources are then contrasted with opposing views from clearly biased people on the other side, such as an NRA spokesman or a right-wing politician. The implied conclusion: scientific evidence favors gun control, but self-interest stands in the way. Take two recent news stories by Michael Luo (here and here)....
  • Networks Out of Step with Public, Ignore Majority Support for ObamaCare Repeal

    02/05/2011 1:21:30 PM PST · by Citizen X_Area 51 · 6 replies
    Business & Media Institute ^ | January 5, 2011 | Julia A. Seymour
    In past month, ABC, CBS and NBC leave public's opposition out of 93 percent of stories mentioning health care legislation....The 112th Congress took office Jan. 5 and the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives planned to immediately tackle the unpopular health care legislation signed into law in 2010.
  • Republicans' hard line since winning House could backfire (MSM Spin Alert)

    11/12/2010 1:54:40 AM PST · by goldstategop · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/12/2010 | Mark Z. Barabak
    No bargaining, no deals, no compromise — that's the hard-line stance that Republicans have staked in the days since seizing control of the House. Their prescription for the sluggish economy — lower taxes, huge spending cuts, less regulation, and repeal of the sweeping healthcare law just taking effect — excites the party's conservative base. But a long and ugly fight with President Obama and Senate Democrats, starting with next week's lame-duck session, could end up alienating the large number of Americans more interested in jobs than ideological battles. The midterm vote was "an expression of anger and impatience," said James...
  • Poll Finds Record Majority of Americans Distrust Mainstream Media

    09/30/2010 2:39:15 PM PDT · by topher · 10 replies ^ | September 30, 2010 | By Peter J. Smith
    Thursday September 30, 2010 Poll Finds Record Majority of Americans Distrust Mainstream Media By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., September 30, 2010 ( – A new Gallup poll shows that a record majority of Americans have little to no trust in mainstream media to report the news “fully, accurately, and fairly.” Nearly half cited “liberal bias” in the media, which ranked only slightly higher than the U.S. Congress in public confidence levels.Gallup reports that 57 percent of those polled for their annual Governance poll, conducted Sept. 13-16, 2010, said their “confidence and trust” in mass media – newspapers, television, and...
  • As November Looms, Desperate MSM Goes Into Attack Mode Against Tea Party

    09/30/2010 8:32:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies ^ | Sep. 30, 2010 | Ron Futrell
    Popular culture is in full-scale attack mode on the Tea Party I’m figuring they are very afraid of something. The Tea Party movement has caught the emotion and passion of America and network TV shows feel they have to fight back. This is quite odd. We have a new season of TV shows being unveiled by the networks and many of them feel like it’s important for them to attack those with conservative Constitutional values.
  • Thomas Friedman Bashes Tea Party, Calls for New 'Centrist' Movement

    09/29/2010 8:47:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Thomas Friedman Bashes Tea Party, Calls for New 'Centrist' Movement By Noel Sheppard Created 09/29/2010 - 10:56 New York Times correspondent Thomas Friedman is clearly unhappy about the Tea Party, so much so that he considers the movement "not that important." Instead, he envisions another group, "which stretches from centrist Republicans to independents right through to centrist Democrats," sitting silently out there in America waiting for the right leader to emerge. So wrote Friedman Wednesday in his "The Tea Kettle Movement [1]": The Tea Party that has gotten all the attention, the amorphous, self-generated protest against the growth in government...
  • Media Becklash

    08/31/2010 9:20:12 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 8 replies ^ | 8/30/10 | Joy Tiz
    Only when liberals are in charge can terms like faith, hope, charity and sacred honor be classified as hate speech. Our ever increasing lexicon now includes “Becklash”; defined as an entirely irrational reaction to a TV and radio commentator’s well attended non-political Restoring Honor rally in Washington. Misery Merchant, Al Sharpton is the architect of Becklash. Always desperately seeking relevance, Sharpton saw an opportunity in exploitation when he realized that the date of Beck’s long planned event was the same date that Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his legendary “I Have a Dream” speech. Sharpton would do well to actually...
  • NY Times: The Bush Tax Cuts and Fiscal Responsibility

    08/12/2010 9:04:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 12, 2010 | Simon Johnson and James Kwak
    Critics say that this amounts to increasing taxes at a time of high unemployment, and that instead the tax cuts should be extended as a stimulus measure. This overlooks the fact that tax cuts are an inefficient form of stimulus, because many people choose to save their additional income instead of spending it. If the goal is to encourage growth and employment immediately, it would be better to let the tax cuts expire and dedicate some of the increased revenue to real stimulus programs. Alternatively, if some tax cuts are extended -- as it seems likely that at least those...
  • Socialist "Journolistas" (FReerpers--store this in your files, it names names)

    08/11/2010 7:35:11 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 39 replies · 1+ views
    noisyroom ^ | july 26, 2010 | Trevor Loudon
    This post looks at 106 reported “Journolistas” to look for connections or common threads. (It would be pointless to post it in its entirety, as it is full of hot links to other sources. If someone knows how to post those with the article, please do so.)
  • JournoList: 75 Names Confirmed (with news organizations)

    07/23/2010 1:07:17 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 92 replies · 4+ views
    Source List Included | 07/23/2010 | BuckeyeTexan
    The following 75 names are confirmed members of the now-defunct JournoList listserv. 1. Ezra Klein - Washington Post, Newsweek, The American Prospect 2. Dave Weigel - Washington Post, MSNBC, The Washington Independent 3. Matthew Yglesias – Center for American Progress, The Atlantic Monthly 4. David Dayen - FireDogLake 5. Spencer Ackerman – Wired, FireDogLake, Washington Independent, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect 6. Jeffrey Toobin – CNN, The New Yorker 7. Eric Alterman – The Nation, Media Matters for America 8. Paul Krugman – The New York Times, Princeton University 9. John Judis – The New Republic, The American Prospect...
  • Liberal journalists suggest government shut down Fox News

    07/20/2010 9:12:54 PM PDT · by comps4spice · 163 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/21/2010 | Jonathan Strong
    If you were in the presence of a man having a heart attack, how would you respond? As he clutched his chest in desperation and pain, would you call 911? Would you try to save him from dying? Of course you would. But if that man was Rush Limbaugh, and you were Sarah Spitz, a producer for National Public Radio, that isn’t what you’d do at all. In a post to the list-serv Journolist, an online meeting place for liberal journalists, Spitz wrote that she would “Laugh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out” as Limbaugh writhed...
  • Journalists Debated Whether Government Should Shut Down Fox News

    07/21/2010 9:37:34 AM PDT · by Ballygrl · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/21/10 | Fox News
    A group of liberal journalists used a now-defunct listserv to debate the merits of whether the federal government should forcibly shut down Fox News, according to a report in The Daily Caller. The online publication earlier reported that the journalists in the private group discussed ways to shield Barack Obama from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright scandal when Obama was a presidential candidate. The latest article showed that several members of Journolist aired complaints about Fox News on the listserv in March of this year and debated how best to rein it in. Guardian columnist Daniel Davies, who said he was...
  • News Media Blackout of Firing of Racist Obama Agriculture Appointee

    07/19/2010 7:08:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 166 replies
    Monday, July 19, 2010 | Kristinn
    As of 10:00 p.m. EDT, hours after Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack fired Shirley Sherrod for racism in her official duties after being exposed by there is a near total blackout by the mainstream news media on the scandal.Sherrod was appointed a year ago by Vilsack to be the Georgia director of Rural Development where she doled out millions of dollars in federal funds.Just days before her appointment, the Obama Justice Department settled a lawsuit by Sherrod and her husband claiming discrimination against their farm cooperative for a reported $13 million. A search of Google News and Google Blogs...
  • Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright [Journolist]

    07/19/2010 11:32:30 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 185 replies · 5+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | Jonathon Strong
    It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign. The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public –...
  • Top Ten most Left-Biased American Journalists - #8: Christiane Amanpour CNN

    07/16/2010 10:13:36 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 13 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/16/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    As we continue with America’s most left-biased, working journalist list we feature a journo that takes herself quite seriously as a non-opinion styled journalist. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour really does think that no one can tell that she is a true-blue left-winger. Sadly, there is that all too human penchant of fooling oneself as much as one tries to fool others with this one. But that doesn’t stop her from making the claim. In 2008, for instance, Amanpour said of herself, "I stay away from commentary and I stay away from ideology. All this stuff that we have seen marching into...
  • Scott Brown Slams Kathy Griffin for Calling Daughters 'Prostitutes'

    07/16/2010 9:16:58 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 57 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews ^ | July 16th, 2010
    Scott Brown Slams Kathy Griffin for Calling Daughters 'Prostitutes' July 16, 2010 Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown slammed comedian Kathy Griffin for making a crude joke about his two daughters. Griffin, star of “My Life on the D List” made the comments on the Bravo network Tuesday night. The segment features Griffin being shown a photograph of Brown by two CNN reporters, John King and Dana Bash. Griffin identifies Brown in the picture, saying, “Scott Brown, who is a senator from Massachusetts and has two daughters that are prostitutes.” Bash erupts in laughter at Griffin’s comment. But Brown wasn’t laughing, blasting...
  • CNN Reporter Dana Bash Laughs as Kathy Griffin Calls Scott Brown’s Daughters ‘Prostitutes’

    07/15/2010 9:12:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    News Busters ^ | 7/15/10 | Matt Hadro
    On her Bravo TV show Tuesday night, left-wing comedian Kathy Griffin referred to Sen. Scott Brown's two daughters as "prostitutes," and a CNN reporter apparently thought it hysterical. [Audio available here.] Griffin, who was readying herself for a trip to Washington, DC to rally and drum up support for a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," brought CNN reporters (husband and wife) Dana Bash and John King onto the show to "coach" her for handling Washington. Bash is a congressional correspondent for CNN, while King anchors the news hour "John King, USA." When the couple showed Griffin a picture of...
  • Next Up in Washington, a Media Czar?

    07/14/2010 11:40:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies · 3+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 14, 2010 | Claudia Rosett
    You think there are problems now with the mainstream media? Just wait. Columbia University President Lee Bollinger joins the drumbeat of those proposing fixes that are guaranteed to make the MSM much, much worse — and he wants to do it with your tax dollars.In a July 14th op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Bollinger argues that the time has come to rescue the declining fortunes of newspapers and broadcast news with “enhanced public funding for journalism.” He envisions the future of American journalism as a “mixed system,” part public, part private. Otherwise, worries Bollinger, Americans might not get the news...
  • New Media Craze -- 'Eco-Theology': Using Oil Spill + Religion to Promote Green Agenda

    07/14/2010 7:03:45 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | July 14, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    "Where would Jesus drill?" That sounds almost like it could be the opening of a tree hugger's bad joke, but instead it's the lede in a recent Associated Press story written by John Flesher about a so-called "Green religion movement." Efforts to make environmentalism its own sort of religion have been underway for some time now. But the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has sparked a new push to take what has been traditionally a political phenomenon, the American environmentalist movement, and make it part of the religious spectrum. ...more (w/video)...
  • NBC Astonished Poll Finds Most Support Arizona Law and Anti-Terror Profiling; Skip GOP Surge

    05/13/2010 1:13:36 PM PDT · by opentalk · 16 replies · 939+ views
    newsbusters ^ | , 05/12/2010 | Brent Baker
    NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd seemed astonished by how a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll confirmed solid agreement with Arizona's immigration enforcement law – “a whopping 64 percent support the law,” Todd marveled, “and we read them the law verbatim exactly as it's been written” and still, he repeated, “64 percent approve of it.” NBC also treated as surprising the majority backing for racial profiling to prevent terrorism, while Todd didn't mention what NBC's polling partner, the Wall Street Journal, found most newsworthy. Lead of the post: Republicans have solidified support among voters who had drifted from...
  • Newspaper Websites Ignore or Downplay Pew Poll Showing Americans Largely Approve of Arizona Law

    05/13/2010 2:16:25 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies · 447+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 05/13/2010 | Ken Shepherd
    Yesterday the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press released a poll finding "Broad Approval For New Arizona Immigration Law." While Republicans were the most supportive, a full 45 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of independents polled supported the law. When broken down to the particulars of the bill, there was even broader support. For example, 65 percent of Democrats and and 73 percent of independents favored "requiring people to produce documents verifying legal status," the portion of the bill that has been derided as allowing the police to demand, "your papers please!" These poll numbers are...
  • LA Times Downplays Overwhelming Result of Own Online Poll on Arizona Boycott

    05/14/2010 6:43:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies · 1,609+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 14, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    The cactus in the photo at right planted along the Arizona border with California gives a pretty good indication of the reaction of that state to the boycott directed at them by the Los Angeles city council over the new immigration law. However, what is the opinion of folks in California? If a Los Angeles Times poll showed overwhelming support for the boycott, do you not think this would be front page news? Well, the results were overwhelming...97.6% of the respondents to this L.A. Times poll were opposed to the boycott of Arizona. The poll question: "Was the L.A. City...
  • Elite Media vs. Tim Tebow, Christian

    05/12/2010 7:34:01 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 36 replies · 1,004+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2010 | Stuart Schwartz
    What do women, Tim Tebow, and evangelical Christians have in common? They are all largely despised by the sports journalism division of our media elite. The continuing controversy over the first round selection in the National Football League draft of quarterback Tim Tebow by the Denver Broncos is a reminder that sports journalists are simply smaller and often nastier versions of their elite brothers on the serious side of the business. Get accused twice of rape (Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh), repeatedly abuse your wife (Michael Pittman, Tampa Bay), regularly strangle and drown hapless dogs (Michael Vick, Atlanta)? Ah, well, boys...
  • Left, Media Border on Illegal Race War

    05/04/2010 1:37:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 521+ views
    Business and Media Institute ^ | April 28, 2010 | Dan Gainor
    The old media love a great race – so much that they’d rather double their pleasure by injecting race into the 2010 congressional races. They weren’t content with claiming conservatives were anti-black racists who wanted to restart the Civil War. Now the left and the media are saying conservatives are anti-Hispanic racists who have re-launched the Mexican War as well. That latest bogus claim follows Arizona passing a law that essentially authorizes state law enforcement agencies to enforce federal statutes on immigration. Liberals are going ballistic over the law. That’s unsurprising, given 2010 is an election year and Democrats are...
  • They Just Don't Like Us, The Media Elite, I Mean

    04/07/2010 8:43:36 AM PDT · by timesthattrymenssouls · 5 replies · 391+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 4/7/2010 | Nancy Tengler
    In high school, I had a gym teacher that didn't like me (imagine that) and whenever she would reprimand me for talking she would say, "I can always hear your voice above all the others." I don't have a particularly loud voice or even a distinguishable voice, but because she didn't like me she heard everything I said. She could pick my voice out of a crowd because I irritated her, I made her crazy. She once told me I was too happy, I am guessing she was a democrat...but I digress. The First Amendment to the Constitution (you remember...
  • Team Obama Uses "Racism" Claim To Intimidate (You Can't Spell "Hate" Without T, E and A)

    03/25/2010 2:26:46 AM PDT · by suspects · 51 replies · 1,246+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 25, 2010 | Michael Graham
    You can’t spell “hate” without “T,” “E” and “A.” This has been the media meme on the Tea Party movement from the beginning. Since the day of Rick Santelli’s cable-TV rant in support of capitalism, the default assumption of the left has been that Americans who show up to protest the Obama administration are all just one pillow case and pair of scissors away from joining the Klan. If it were merely poor reporting, that would be bad enough. But the cry of racism is being used against these concerned citizens, not because it’s true, but because it’s an effective...
  • Arizona Republic Refuses to Publish Even One Positive Article about Arpaio, Thomas

    02/03/2010 1:08:56 PM PST · by Fenix Guy · 19 replies · 843+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | February 3, 2010 | Dennis Riccio
    The Arizona Republic has printed a barrage of articles, editorials, and guest op-eds by attorneys lately highly critical of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas. When attorneys like Dennis Riccio, below, try to submit an article with a positive viewpoint of Arpaio and Thomas, the Republic can't turn their bias aside enough to print even one positive article. My Turn: Enough of Prejudging Thomas and ArpaioIt is disturbing reading many of the editorials and op-eds in this newspaper about Sheriff Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas's attempts to prosecute Supervisors Stapley and Wilcox and investigate the...
  • Media creating false controversy about the Tea Party Convention. (astroturfing!)

    01/26/2010 8:24:56 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 14 replies · 908+ views ^ | Wednesday January 27, 2010 | Inside the Beltway
    There's a media pile-on afoot. Led primarily by the New York Times, a variety of news organizations are attacking the National Tea Party Convention, scheduled to begin Feb. 4 in Nashville, Tenn., with Sarah Palin as the keynote speaker. The Times claims the event is a "profiteering" enterprise, suggesting that the convention violates the grass-roots nature of the "tea party" movement. "Fractiousness," territorial disputes and suspicions have cast a shadow over the effort, the paper says. Yet the event is sold out. There's a waiting list, even among those seeking entrance to Mrs. Palin's speech alone. Eight sponsors include Judicial...
  • Media Lies About Limbaugh on Haiti: Rush Did Not Discourage Donations For Earthquake Relief

    01/14/2010 10:43:44 AM PST · by kristinn · 50 replies · 5,582+ views
    Led by the Democratic party front group Media Matters which issued a posting headlined "We've already donated to Haiti, it's called the U.S. income tax", the media is smearing Rush Limbaugh with a despicable lie accusing Rush of telling his listeners to not donate to Haiti earthquake relief efforts.Rush was warning listeners of being taken in by the Obama administration by going to, as Obama instructed, to make donations to Haiti earthquake relief. He was concerned the donations made there would go to the Obama administration. It was that concern that prompted his remark that has been taken out...
  • "60 Minutes" Hit Job On Palin Was Truly A Joke

    01/11/2010 3:45:27 AM PST · by militanttoby · 80 replies · 4,194+ views ^ | January 11, 2010 | John Ziegler
    As cynical as I have become about the news media, even I never thought I would see the day where "60 Minutes" provided far more comedy than "Saturday Night Live," but Sunday’s edition of the formerly respected news magazine gave the educated viewer infinitely more laughs than SNL delivered (although Charles Barkley’s pathetic performance may have still somehow been even worse than that of Anderson Cooper). Specifically I am referring to the segment that was allegedly devoted to the new book “Game Change” about the 2008 Presidential election. Quite simply, (partly because it dealt with subjects about which I have...
  • Climategate: Failure of a Blind and Biased Mainstream Media

    01/04/2010 4:05:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,721+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 4, 2010 | Dr. Tim Ball
    It’s beyond belief that the mainstream media can’t see the devastating importance of the emails leaked from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) known as Climategate. The blindness cancels the claim they’re society’s watchdog. Left wing journalist Amy Goodman said when writing about the Bush administration, ”You know governments are going to lie, but not the media.” Now, with a new administration she is silent, proving there are lies of commission and omission. Most haven’t read the emails or summarily dismiss them because of political bias. Journalist Clive Crook illustrated an open mind, albeit on second look. “In my previous post...
  • NPR Doesn't Just Attack Tea Party Goers... It makes fun of them.

    01/05/2010 10:08:12 AM PST · by DecoyJames · 10 replies · 616+ views
    "The Bottom Line: NPR is using taxpayer money to call those who have participated in Tea party events and their supporters idiots. With the liberal Democrats in Congress in charge of NPR’s purse strings, those who make NPR’s decisions have calculated that they can get away with it scot-free."
  • Hot Weather Convinces Media of Climate Change; Cold Weather Ignored

    01/05/2010 9:22:11 AM PST · by bluebuffalo · 8 replies · 884+ views
    Business and Media ^ | 1-4-10 | Julia A. Seymour
    The news media constantly misuse extreme weather examples to generate fear of global warming, but when record cold or record snow sets in journalists don’t mention the possibility of global cooling trends. While climatologists would say weather isn’t necessarily an indication of climate, it has been in the media, but only when the weather could be spun as part of global warming. In Iowa, temperatures are 30 degrees below normal according to the Des Moines Register. That’s a near-record low. Beijing is facing the coldest temperatures in decades according to Australia’s The Age. And in Pichccahuasi, Peru, bitter cold may...
  • Tracking Left wing funding of NPR

    01/02/2010 5:41:39 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies · 3,045+ views
    As you start to read all this, you'll laugh at how incestuous it all gets. Let's start with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which as I've noted in the past is tied in with the Soros foundation. Together, the two worked on something called The Project on Death in America.(PDIA) And speaking of Mr Soros, he himself(his foundations) have given directly to NPR. Compared to some of the other numbers I'm seeing, it's a small amount of $250,000. But it doesn't matter. Soros money is soros money in my book. Additional information about RWJF can be found here....
  • Former Times Reporter Challenges Media Norms (basically says reporters aren't liberal enough)

    10/21/2009 9:52:04 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies · 901+ views
    Cornell Daily Sun ^ | October 21, 2009 - 9:09am | By Dani Neuharth-Keusch
    ITHACA, NY-“Why is it just so difficult to make the search for truth the highest journalistic value?” Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times Reporter Linda Greenhouse asked a packed Lewis Auditorium yesterday. Greenhouse relied on her wisdom and experience as she spoke about the state of today’s news media, questioning the very rubric by which today’s journalists operate. Adolph S. Ochs, the founder of today’s modern New York Times, laid out his goal for the creation of a newspaper that would “give the news impartially, without fear or favor, regardless of party, sect or interests involved."Veteran mind: Linda Greenhouse, Pulitzer...