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  • Mainstream Media Asks: 'How Do We Protect Barack Obama Today?'

    12/15/2014 6:13:22 AM PST · by sr4402 · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 12, 2014 | 10:14 AM EST | Time Graham
    When I asked her for an example, she replied, “Every morning, we hold a meeting about how to build that evening’s broadcast. We’ve been doing this for decades. Everybody talks about which stories we’re going to air, what the line-up looks like, and which reporters we’ll have live in the field and which ones will be filing taped pieces. In the past, the left-wing bias was always left unspoken. People just ‘got it,’ because they all thought the same. “Once Obama pulled ahead of Hillary and certainly once he became president,” she said, “the bias came out of the closet....
  • The Benefits of Being Politically Correct(not a satire but reads like one)

    11/29/2014 4:45:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    NYT ^ | November 10, 2014 | Anna North
    The Benefits of Being Politically Correct By Anna North November 10, 2014 1:20 pm 30 Comments When people bring up political correctness, they’re often talking about how much they hate it. Unlike, say, “diversity” or “inclusion,” the term is perhaps most frequently used by those who object to what it stands for, who feel that calls to change the way they speak harm them or society in some way. These objections inspired Jack Goncalo, a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell, and his team to study the actual effects of political correctness. They’d heard “this idea that the effort to...
  • Why Having More Christians Won't Necessarily Change Our Culture

    05/28/2013 6:58:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 132 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 5/27/2013 | Os Hillman
    For centuries, Christians thought culture would change if we just had a majority of Christians in the culture. That has proven to be a false assumption. Culture is defined by a relatively small number of change agents who operate at the top of cultural spheres or societal mountains. It takes less than 3-5 percent of those operating at the top of a cultural mountain to actually shift the values represented on that mountain.For example, this is exactly what advocates in the gay rights movement has done through the "mountains" of media and arts and entertainment. They have strategically used these...
  • Romney blasts Gingrich over attacks on debate moderators, news media

    01/25/2012 8:58:10 AM PST · by Thane_Banquo · 140 replies · 7+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/25/2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney attacked his GOP presidential rival Newt Gingrich over what has to date been one of Gingrich’s most effective debate methods — going after the moderators and the media for questions he deems inappropriate. “It’s very easy to talk down a moderator,” Romney said Wednesday on Fox News. “The moderator asks a question and then has to sit by and take whatever you send to them. And Speaker Gingrich has been wonderful at attacking the moderators and attacking the media.”
  • Kevin Connolly's guide to American culture

    12/19/2010 3:44:51 PM PST · by decimon · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | December 18, 2010 | Kevin Connolly
    After three years of eating steaks the size of elephants' ears, Kevin bids farewell The BBC's America correspondent Kevin Connolly is packing his bags for a new post in the Middle East. During his three years in the US he has visited 46 out of 50 states and covered the country's election of its first black president.Sometime around the spring of 1835, a young Frenchman called Alexis de Tocqueville travelled to the United States on a mission guaranteed to make Americans bristle with irritation. He was going to understand them, and explain them. De Tocqueville was smart, Gallic and aristocratic...
  • Boiling Mad - Inside Tea Party America, by Kate Zernike

    10/04/2010 12:35:59 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 52 replies
    Macmillan ^ | October 4, 2010
    Boiling Mad: A surprising and revealing look inside the Tea Party movement—where it came from, what it stands for, and what it means for the future of American politics They burst on the scene at the height of the Great Recession—angry voters gathering by the thousands to rail against bailouts and big government. Evoking the Founding Fathers, they called themselves the Tea Party. Within the year, they had changed the terms of debate in Washington, emboldening Republicans and confounding a new administration's ability to get things done. Boiling Mad is Kate Zernike's eye-opening look inside the Tea Party, introducing us...
  • Police Probe Veteran BBC Reporter Who Admitted Killing Lover

    02/16/2010 9:56:58 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 2 replies · 323+ views
    News Core via FoxNews ^ | February 16, 2010
    Police launched an investigation Tuesday after veteran British TV broadcaster Ray Gosling confessed on air to smothering his lover, who was dying of AIDS. A spokesman said officers would liaise with the BBC after Gosling's admission was aired on its 'Inside Out' program, broadcast at 7:30 p.m. GMT Monday. The BBC did not alert the police in advance of the confession, which was reportedly recorded last November. A police spokesman said: "We were not aware of Mr. Gosling's comments until the BBC Inside Out program was shown. "We are now liaising with the BBC and will investigate the matter."
  • Palin battles Anchorage Daily News over Trig Trutherism

    01/14/2009 11:05:20 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies · 2,459+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 1:22 pm on January 13, 2009 | Allahpundit
    An obligatory link on a day when she’s ripping “pathetic” smearmongering bloggers in the pages of Esquire and the Trig Truther-in-chief is poised to win Best Blog. She serves: [I]s your paper really still pursuing the sensational lie that I am not Trig’s mother? Is it true you have a reporter still bothering my state office, my very busy doctor (who’s already set the record straight for you), and the school district, in pursuit of your ridiculous conspiracy?…Come on Mr. Doyle and Mr. Dougherty, I so desperately want to have even a tiny bit of faith in the ADN. And...
  • Obama Named Time Man of the Year: Matt Drudge Digs Up Hilarious Picture of "That One"

    12/17/2008 12:04:46 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 35 replies · 2,488+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 12/17/2008
  • Times Public Editor Tries to Rationalize Paper’s Use of “Terrorist” Label

    12/15/2008 12:45:36 PM PST · by AIM Freeper · 5 replies · 704+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | December 15, 2008 | Don Feder
    An article in yesterday’s New York Times by Public Editor Clark Hoyt, “Separating the Terror and the Terrorists,” is a nauseating example of the paper’s moral relativism applied to the war on terrorism. Hoyt tries to rationalize The Times’ reluctance to apply the “terrorist” label to people who take hostages, blow up bystanders and shoot 5-year-old girls in their beds. Hoyt admits “The Times is sparing in its use of ‘terrorist’” when reporting on Palestinian atrocities. In an effort to be even-handed, the paper has decided to call the murder of Jews inside the 1948 boundaries of Israel “terrorist,” but...
  • Little Love For The Media At Palin Rallies

    09/24/2008 1:51:21 PM PDT · by pissant · 22 replies · 1,555+ views
    CBS ^ | 9/24/08 | Scott Convoy
    (NEW YORK) They scold us for “being unfair,” remind us to “ask all the candidates the same questions,” and occasionally, they boo us. From Canton to Colorado, some of the tens of thousands of people attending Sarah Palin’s rallies regularly take it upon themselves to give the media a piece of their minds. So I thought it only fair to turn the microphone around, and give a handful of rally attendees a chance to air their grievances about the way in which the media has covered the Republican vice presidential nominee. Watch the video below:
  • Our Sister Sarah Palin's Anti-Elitist Charm

    09/20/2008 4:57:30 AM PDT · by 4BoysMom · 30 replies · 433+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/20/08 | Ralph Peters
    I KNOW Sarah Palin, and so does my wife. Neither of us ever actually met the governor of Alaska, but we grew up with her - in the small-town America despised by the leftwing elite. One gal-pal classmate of my wife's has even traveled from New York's Finger Lakes to Alaska to hunt moose with her husband. (Got one, too.) And no, Ms. Streisand, she isn't a redneck missing half her teeth - she's a lawyer. The sneering elites and their mediacrat fellow travelers just don't get it: How on earth could anyone vote for someone who didn't attend an...
  • Many Hollywood Celebrities Rally Behind Obama

    06/19/2008 4:49:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 144+ views
    reuters ^ | June 19, 2008 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    Los Angeles(Reuters) - Many Hollywood celebrities who had supported Hillary Clinton are rallying behind Barack Obama, pledging money and star power to the Democrat's U.S. presidential bid before a big fundraiser next week. Experts say that since Clinton conceded defeat this month after a grueling Democratic nominating contest, celebrities have quickly united behind Obama. The result, they said, could be a campaign cash windfall for the senator from Illinois, but star support doesn't necessarily translate directly to votes. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior scholar at the University of Southern California, said that once a politician becomes known, voters look for...
  • Sean Penn shows idealism through political activism (BARF Alert!)

    08/06/2007 9:38:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 1,407+ views
    Sean Penn has experienced backlash for talking openly about his political beliefs, but sees such discussion as more respectable than promoting movies. "There's baggage attached to coming out publicly on stuff, but there's baggage - in my view, more damaging baggage - to goin' and (appearing) ... on Jay Leno's show, philosophizing about 'Uncle Buck' or whatever you're hawkin'," the Oscar-winning actor tells Esquire magazine in its September issue, on newsstands Wednesday. Penn, 46, has bitterly criticized President Bush, toured Iraq to observe the war there and helped rescue workers with door-to-door searches for survivors after Hurricane Katrina swamped New...
  • Olbermann Knows How to Do News Best...

    04/26/2007 4:53:18 PM PDT · by Cyropaedia · 54 replies · 1,468+ views ^ | 4/20/2007 | Tim Goodman
    You could say this has been a big week for MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann, but lately they've all been big weeks. It would be difficult to find an anchor or TV personality who has been on a bigger roll. Certainly not Katie Couric, to name but one. In fact, in the last year, Olbermann has emerged as a kind of force of nature on television. His viewing audience has continued to rise -- his show is up about 76 percent in the first quarter of this year as compared with last. His profile, however, is off the charts. Olbermann has...
  • Can news get any worse for NBC? Uh, yes

    04/25/2007 8:28:18 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 44 replies · 1,867+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/25/07 | Mikey_1962
    The news keeps getting worse for NBC, which set a low-water mark for prime-time viewership for the second straight week. One week after NBC averaged 6.8 million viewers -- its smallest in-season audience since at least 1987, and probably well before -- the network sank to 6.2 million last week, according to Nielsen Media Research. "They are just in a complete mess," said Marc Berman, a television analyst for Media Week Online. NBC notes that TV viewership in general is lower, with all of the broadcast networks down 10 percent from last year over the past three weeks, and that...
  • Diane Dishes But Can't Take: Sawyer Accuses Larry Elder of 'Attacking' Her

    04/13/2007 5:26:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 59 replies · 2,921+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Touchy, touchy! Diane Sawyer is in the business of dishing out tough questions and challenging people's answers. But when a guest on today's "Good Morning America" politely corrected her on a First Amendment matter, the GMA host was quick to accuse him of "attacking" her. Los Angeles-based radio talk show host Larry Elder was Diane's guest, in to discuss the Imus matter. Sawyer introduced him as a "conservative radio host" though on his own site Elder describes himself as a "libertarian" and "a blend of fiscal conservative and social liberal." Of course we all know how many times the...
  • The Nancy vs. Newt contrast

    01/10/2007 10:02:59 AM PST · by Ouderkirk · 16 replies · 862+ views
    Townhall ^ | Wednesday, January 10, 2007 | L. Brent Bozell III
    Anyone remembering the ascent of Newt Gingrich to House speaker in 1995 surely noticed a difference between media coverage of that historic event and Nancy Pelosi taking the gavel back for the Democrats in 2007. One had all the joy of a child's funeral. The other was "New Year's Rockin' Eve." CNN even had a countdown clock to the Democrats regaining the majority. All that was missing was a lighted crystal donkey that would descend down a pole on the top of the Capitol dome. CNN's Dana Bash called Pelosi's gavel grab a "moment to savor," surely true for her...
  • Andrea Mitchell: No Bias at NBC, CBS or ABC, Matthews Not a Liberal

    01/05/2007 6:26:43 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 162 replies · 4,667+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was hard to tell what was making Andrea Mitchell angrier: Bill O'Reilly's assertions that NBC has a liberal bias, or his repeated and perhaps ungentlemanly references to the lady's "30 years" of experience. In any case, the look on Andrea's face was unmistakable: she was not the happiest of campers. Mitchell appeared on this evening's Factor for purposes of touting her new book. But kudos to O'Reilly for taking the occasion to directly confront a leading NBC light with the network's undeniable leftward tilt - which Mitchell proceeded to flatly deny. This is must-see video, which you can...
  • Have something to say? I don't care (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/02/2007 9:49:22 AM PST · by abb · 56 replies · 1,719+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 2, 2007 | Joel Stein
    Don't bother sending anything to that e-mail address below -- because I don't care. That address on the bottom of this column? That is the pathetic, confused death knell of the once-proud newspaper industry, and I want nothing to do with it. Sending an e-mail to that address is about as useful as sending your study group report about Iraq to the president. Here's what my Internet-fearing editors have failed to understand: I don't want to talk to you; I want to talk at you. A column is not my attempt to engage in a conversation with you. I have...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Lib Journalists Can't Afford to Live in New York

    12/22/2005 5:36:35 PM PST · by wagglebee · 74 replies · 3,421+ views ^ | 12/22/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I'm going to mention this again today. It's from It's by Daniel Gross, and it's just... Well, it speaks for itself. It may also explain why journalists are so mean and nasty and jealous and vengeful is because they have no money. (clearing throat) Daniel Gross,, Tuesday December 20th, actually, this ran. "The New York real-estate boom is claiming a different kind of casualty, according to an article in Sunday's New York Times. Keying off a new report issued by the Center for an Urban Future, Jennifer Steinhauer noted that, thanks to high housing prices, many...
  • Pew Poll: Media Elites Think Iraq a Mistake, Doomed to Fail

    11/22/2005 1:23:12 PM PST · by hipaatwo · 44 replies · 2,315+ views
    NRO ^ | Stephen Spruiell
    Poll results here. This from the Media Research Center analysis: The news media elite are to the left of the public in several policy areas related to the war on terrorism, a poll "of opinion leaders and the general public conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press in collaboration with the Council on Foreign Relations," found. While 56 percent of the public believes "efforts to establish a stable democracy" in Iraq will succeed, 63 percent of the news media elite think it will fail; a plurality of 48 percent of the public think going to...

    07/11/2005 5:27:52 PM PDT · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 268 replies · 6,745+ views ^ | 7/11/05 | Drudge
    Top editors of the NY TIMES made the decision Monday afternoon to turn up the heat on White House adviser Karl Rove. The TIMES is planning to lead with calls for Rove's resignation, newsroom sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. MORE...
  • jumps gun on Rehnquist fate

    06/23/2005 9:11:08 PM PDT · by Toidylop · 5 replies · 531+ views
    CNET ^ | June 23, 2005 12:09 PM PDT | Elinor Mills
    Amid speculation about a possible vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, The Washington Post apparently jumped the gun. A screenshot from the newspaper's Bloglines newsfeeds service captured by blogger Jason Kottke shows headlines and lead paragraphs of four stories about William Rehnquist, including one titled "Chief Justice Rehnquist Retires/Dies." The items are no longer on the Bloglines site, and spokesman Eric Easter said the problem was due to "a publishing glitch." "Clearly it was part of a package that is being prepared, like all newsrooms do," he said. "It was just a potential headline, just in case. It got...
  • Character lessons from the Kerry smear [Marie Cocco on Kerry's (sub)Standard Form 180]

    06/14/2005 8:54:46 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 63 replies · 2,217+ views
    Newsday ^ | Jun 14, 2005 | by Marie Cocco
    The quagmire in Iraq and the precariousness of conditions in Afghanistan provide wars enough for discussion, should anyone want a serious one. Nonetheless, the ghost of Vietnam rises again in an odd footnote to the 2004 presidential campaign. This is the belated decision by Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry to release his complete military record to media organizations. If you count yourself among those who have no interest in how the college grades of former Yale men Kerry and George W. Bush compare - they both turn out to be poor - perhaps you missed the point.
  • Charlie Rose's Thursday Episode on Blogs

    02/10/2005 5:24:40 PM PST · by TheDoctorNoh · 15 replies · 709+ views
    The Charlie Rose Show ^ | 2/10/05 | Charlie Rose
    EDWARD KENNEDY SENATOR (D-MA) AND A DISCUSSION ABOUT BLOGS with GLENN REYNOLDS, University of Tennessee Editor, ANA MARIE COX, Editor, ANDREW SULLIVAN, Senior Editor, The New Republic JOE TRIPPI, Former Campaign Manager for Howard Dean Author, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" /
  • CBS Fires Mapes

    01/10/2005 7:02:45 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 405 replies · 12,240+ views
    cbs radio news
    Report just issues, mapes finally fired
  • Full CBS Report on "RatherGate" (Long)

    01/10/2005 7:32:00 AM PST · by Thanatos · 81 replies · 14,742+ views
    CBS News ^ | 1-10-2005 | CBS
    REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW PANEL DICK THORNBURGH AND LOUIS D. BOCCARDI ON THE SEPTEMBER 8, 2004 60 MINUTES WEDNESDAY SEGMENT “FOR THE RECORD” CONCERNING PRESIDENT BUSH’S TEXAS AIR NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE JANUARY 5, 2005 KIRKPATRICK & LOCKHART NICHOLSON GRAHAM LLP Michael J. Missal, Esq. Lawrence Coe Lanpher, Esq. 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 778-9000 Counsel to the Independent Review Panel i TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION..............................................................................................................1 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ...............................................................................................4 A. 60 Minutes Wednesday Background..............................................................................6 B. The Pursuit of a Story on President Bush’s TexANG Service ......................................7 C. Obtaining Documents ....................................................................................................8 D. The Production of...
  • A Small Success at the Washington Post!

    12/27/2004 2:38:32 PM PST · by FreeManDC · 5 replies · 497+ views
    Dec. 27, 2004 | FreeManDc
    A Small Success at the Washington Post! Last week the Washington Post ran a three-part series on Maternal Homicide and Domestic Violence that was an example of writing (it didn’t qualify as “journalism”) that appealed more to the emotions than the intellect. But this time around, we were ready. Thanks to a cooperative effort among several groups, we hit a home run! On Saturday, the Post ran two excellent letters to the editor – see below. And then on Sunday, the WP Ombudsman Michael Getler devoted one-third of his weekly column to a critique of the series – again, see...
  • Kerry aide pans nasty Bush run

    11/30/2004 11:38:53 AM PST · by dukeman · 92 replies · 2,652+ views
    NYU News ^ | 11/30/04 | Jesse Greenspan
    George W. Bush ran the most negative presidential campaign in history, and the media never covered the story, an aide to Sen. John Kerry's campaign said last Monday at the journalism department. Marco Trbovich, a United Steelworkers of America employee who advised Kerry on labor policy, told the 20 students gathered at Carter Hall that about 80 percent of Bush's campaign money was spent on negative advertising. "If you can think of a few positive commercials that you saw, you saw all of them that were there," he said. Bush's campaign played upon fear, using patriotic and religious fervor to...
  • MSNBC's David Shuster: "Maybe some Americans want to return to the days of slavery"

    11/07/2004 9:52:19 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 136 replies · 5,039+ views
    MSNBC ^ | November 7, 2004 | David Shuster
    A loss for true conservatism (David Shuster)• November 7, 2004 | 2:26 p.m. ETOn Tuesday, eleven different states outlawed gay marriage. The basic argument I heard was not about marriage (more on that below) but about being gay. And a majority of voters seem to believe that homosexuality is an "immoral lifestyle choice." Hmmmm. The problem is that anybody who has a relative or friend who is gay also knows it is not a "choice." It is something wired into the genes of approximately 3 or 4 percent of the human population in every single culture on the planet. Secondly,...
  • Jim Emerson: On celebrities, Politics, and movie critics (shilling for Roger Ebert)

    11/06/2004 3:59:04 PM PST · by weegee · 30 replies · 7,026+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 14, 2004 | Jim Emerson, Editor of
    By Jim Emerson Editor, October 14, 2004Who's the, uh, biggest villain in "Team America"? Kim Jong Il or Hollywood celebrities?"You should learn to keep your opinions OUT of your reviews!" Every critic I know has received at least one letter like that from an indignant reader. Of course, it's an absurd proposition; critics are paid to express their opinions, and the good ones (who exercise what is known across all disciplines as "critical thinking") are also able to cite examples and employ sound reasoning to build an argument, showing you how and why they reached their verdict. Well, since...
  • Media Bias Alert! (Houston Chron/Reuters)

    09/22/2004 3:45:07 PM PDT · by Macaw · 245 replies · 12,925+ views
    Houston Chronical ^ | 9-16-2004 | Reuters
    Scroll down to the picture of the girl with "W" hair. Right click on her picture. Look at the file name.
  • Is The New York Times a Liberal Newspaper? (Of course it is.)

    07/25/2004 9:28:33 AM PDT · by Drango · 30 replies · 1,602+ views
    NYTimes ^ | July 25, 2004 | DANIEL OKRENT
    Is The New York Times a Liberal Newspaper?By DANIEL OKRENTPublished: July 25, 2004 F course it is.The fattest file on my hard drive is jammed with letters from the disappointed, the dismayed and the irate who find in this newspaper a liberal bias that infects not just political coverage but a range of issues from abortion to zoology to the appointment of an admitted Democrat to be its watchdog. (That would be me.) By contrast, readers who attack The Times from the left - and there are plenty - generally confine their complaints to the paper's coverage of electoral politics...
  • Dave the Brave: Stupid President Tricks can only be seen on Letterman

    05/11/2004 7:39:22 PM PDT · by · 32 replies · 282+ views
    L.A. Weekly ^ | APRIL 30 - MAY 6, 2004 | Nikki Finke
    Leno may be the ratings winner. Stewart is the critics' darling. But, day in and day out, Letterman is the hands-down leader when it comes to unabashed Bush bashing. One reason is that his Late Show has the brass balls to go where the cowardly White House news corps and corporate suck-up Leno fear to tread: presenting Dubya in all his dumb-ass glory. During their workweek, executive producer Rob Burnett and his octet of writers often begin their morning by wondering, What's George W. doing today? So they glance through his schedule and look for an interesting presidential public appearance....
  • Esteemed journalist lectures on ethics (L.A. TIMES EDITOR WARNS: Rise of 'Pseudo-Journalism')

    05/09/2004 9:00:58 AM PDT · by Vision · 85 replies · 435+ views
    Oregon Daily Emerald ^ | 5/09/04 | Ayisha Yahya
    The media industry has been infested by the rise of pseudo-journalists who go against journalism's long tradition to serve the public with accurate information, Los Angeles Times Editor John S. Carroll told a packed room in the Gerlinger Lounge on Thursday. Carroll delivered the annual Ruhl Lecture, titled "The Wolf in Reporter's Clothing: The Rise of Pseudo-Journalism in America." The lecture was sponsored by the School of Journalism and Communication. "All over the country there are offices that look like newsrooms and there are people in those offices that look for all the world just like journalists, but they are...

    02/15/2004 5:47:59 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 21 replies · 184+ views
    NY Post ^ | Feb 15, 2004 | Liz Smith
    <p>Myrna gives us a gossipy blast against such media luminaries as Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Tina Brown, Good Housekeeping's Ellen Levine - oh, I won't go on. But, suffice it to say, I am right there among them in what Myrna conceives as a "liberal cabal" out to turn America's women into miserable left-wingers who believe every word dished out to them about health, weight, looks, sex, love, romance and family values.</p>
  • Olbermann Denigrates FNC as Bunch of McCarthyistic "Demagogues"

    09/03/2003 12:41:41 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 59 replies · 731+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday, September 03, 2003 | BrentBaker
    MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, who once said that Ken Starr reminded him of the Nazi Heinrich Himmler, on Tuesday night, during a session with left-wing ranter Al Franken, denigrated the Fox News Channel as a bunch of "demagogues." Recalling how past demagogues like Joe McCarthy have "self-destructed," Olbermann raised the unsuccessful lawsuit against Franken for using the "fair and balanced" phrase and queried Franken: "Did you get some kind of comfort from this laughable lawsuit that maybe the latest set of demagogues are starting to fray at the edges and maybe headed towards self-destruction?" Olbermann wrapped up the September 2 Countdown...
  • They're Just Wild About Harry--Why Truman's anti-Semitism gets a pass -- and Nixon's never will

    07/17/2003 7:04:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies · 390+ views
    JewishPress/Frontpagemagazine ^ | 7-17-03 | Jason Maoz
    Harry Truman reached out from the grave last week and exposed the media’s double standard when it comes to judging Democrats and Republicans. A librarian at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, discovered a 1947 diary of Truman’s that had been sitting unopened on a shelf for some four decades. The book contained the following edifying remarks: “The Jews, I find, are very, very selfish. They care not how many Estonians, Latvians, Finns, Poles, Yugoslavs or Greeks get murdered or mistreated as D[isplaced] P[ersons] as long as the Jews get special treatment. Yet when they have power, physical, financial or...
  • Talking dirty to the American people (CNN reporter Slams US Talk Radio!)

    07/11/2003 11:53:39 AM PDT · by LibertyBelt · 117 replies · 554+ views
    Index on Censorship ^ | 2003 | Sheila MacVicar
    Talking dirty to the American people An estimated 22 per cent of Americans get their daily news from Talk Radio - bizarre, bigoted and often startlingly misinformed diatribes from radio show hosts hired for their ability to shock first and foremost. TV journalist Sheila MacVicar visited a few and was appropriately shocked. Talk Radio is a peculiarly American phenomenon featuring much rhetoric and not a lot of substance; high volume noise often combined with the absence of facts. As a journalist living in Europe, working for an international news organisation, it is a phenomenon that I have experienced only as...