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  • ABC’s Gibson Claims Matthew Shepard was Murdered ‘Because He was Gay’

    10/29/2009 11:06:34 AM PDT · by Bean74 · 27 replies · 1,258+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | October 29, 2009 | Colleen Raezler
    While CBS and NBC ignored yesterday’s expansion of the federal definition of hate crimes to include sexual orientation, ABC’s Charlie Gibson reported it, explaining that the amendment was “named for Matthew Shepard, a Wyoming college student killed 11 years ago because he was gay.” It’s true that the amendment, attached to a defense spending bill, was named for Shepard but Gibson ignored his own network’s investigation of the Shepard case that revealed sexual orientation was not the sole motive behind his murder. ABC’s “20/20” investigation in 2004 found that drugs fueled Shepard’s brutal murder, not homophobia, as is widely believed....
  • NYT Accuses WaPo Editor Brauchli Of Lying About "Off Record" Dinners (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/17/2009 3:14:16 PM PDT · by abb · 17 replies · 1,182+ views
    The NYTPicker ^ | October 17, 2009 | Staff
    The NYT is calling Marcus Brauchli, the executive editor of the Washington Post, a liar. The NYT has reported this morning -- in a brief, buried "postscript" in the corrections column -- that it now has evidence that Brauchli lied last July when he told the NYT that he didn't know the paper's controversial corporate-sponsored dinner parties would be off-the-record. The NYT doesn't state flatly that Brauchli lied. But the juxtaposition of the two Brauchli statements in the postscript make clear the NYT's position that he misrepresented the truth in interviews with the NYT. [UPDATE: In an email to The...
  • First paper to run Limbaugh "slavery" quote issues retraction (Too late, NFL being boycotted)

    10/17/2009 2:17:37 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 106 replies · 5,640+ views
    nbc sports ^ | 10/17/2009 | Mike Florio
    In the wake of the news that radio host Rush Limbaugh was hoping to buy a chunk of the St. Louis Rams, Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote a column containing the now-infamous quote, supposedly from Limbaugh, regarding the notion that slavery "had its merits." We first became aware of the quote not from perusing the copy of the Post-Dispatch that arrives in our mailbox every morning in West Virginia, but because Limbaugh mentioned the issue during the Monday broadcast of his radio show. (Indeed, if Limbaugh had never talked about the quotes on his radio show, we...
  • After Damage is Done, CNN and MSNBC Admit They Can't Verify Quotes Used Against Limbaugh - Videos

    10/16/2009 2:55:24 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 21 replies · 1,225+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 16, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Now that they played their part in smearing Rush Limbaugh and creating a firestorm that resulted in Limbaugh being criticized by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and eventually being dropped from the group bidding to buy the St. Louis Rams, some in the media are admitting they used alleged "quotes" that they cannot confirm. First, here is Rick Sanchez at CNN apologizing for using quotes against Limbaugh that he now admits he cannot independently confirm . . . MSNBC's David Shuster admitted on air today that they cannot verify the quotes they used either, be he did not apologize . ....
  • CNN's Sanchez: "We didn't confirm" bogus Limbaugh quote

    10/16/2009 1:18:56 AM PDT · by GVnana · 102 replies · 4,743+ views
    Rick Sanchez: i've know rush. in person,i like him. his rhetoric,however is inexcusably divisive. he's right tho. we didn't confirm quote. our bad.
  • Video: CNN's Rick Sanchez Refuses To Apologize For Misquoting Rush

    10/13/2009 2:47:11 PM PDT · by careyb · 48 replies · 2,574+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/13/09 | Rick Sanchez
    "We want to be fair to Rush" - no, you don't.
  • Washington Post Admits to Bogus Quote

    09/29/2009 10:44:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies · 2,694+ views
    human events ^ | 9/29/09 | Gary Larson
    Veteran Washington Post reporter Daryl Fears, part of a two-person writer team, unmistakably wrote that filmmaker John O'Keefe had “said” he “targeted” ACORN, the advocacy group, for his candid-camera expose, because it registered voters to defeat Republicans. O'Keefe said no such thing. It was a non-quote made out of whole cloth by reporter Fears, and published as fact on Sept. 17. Making the falsehood exponentially worse, the Post story then was retailed worldwide by the Associated Press.
  • Democrats see race factor for Barack Obama foes

    09/14/2009 4:49:38 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 93 replies · 2,259+ views ^ | September 14, 2009 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    The whispers among some of his allies: that those who loathe Obama are driven in part by racism. Demonstrators are shown during a rally at Freedom Plaza in Washington on Saturday. Photo: AP AUSTIN – Eight months into Barack Obama’s presidency, as criticism of his administration seems to reach new levels of volume and intensity each week, the whispers among some of his allies are growing louder: That those who loathe the nation’s first African–American president, and especially those who would deny his citizenship, are driven at least in part by racism. It’s a feeling that’s acutely felt among...
  • Tea partiers shout at CNN "Tell the truth!"

    09/12/2009 3:37:38 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 36 replies · 2,859+ views
  • CNN Post Speech Poll Was BOGUS-45% of Respondents Were DEMOCRATS

    09/10/2009 2:17:57 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 842+ views
    CNN/The Lid ^ | 9/10/09 | The Lid
    Supporters of the President have been bragging all day about the CNN poll which claimed that among people who watch the Health Care speech there was a 14-point gain in support for the plan read the report below.. pay extra special attention to the final paragraph:
  • Fox News Lies About Cronkite

    07/22/2009 7:41:53 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 10 replies · 695+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 22, 2009 | ClIFF KINCAID
    I have not found one person in the major media-and that includes on the "conservative" Fox News Channel-who has dared to tell the ugly truth about Walter Cronkite's disastrous record in favor of defeat in Vietnam, unilateral disarmament in the face of the Soviet threat, and one-world government. His press has been as good as that of Barack Obama. However, many people are aware of Cronkite's real record, primarily because of the work of AIM founder and long-time AIM Report editor Reed Irvine. Here are just a few of the messages I received in response to my column, "The Terrible...
  • Journalists, Left Out of The Debate

    08/23/2009 7:01:07 PM PDT · by Al B. · 54 replies · 1,574+ views
    WaPo ^ | Aug. 23, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    For once, mainstream journalists did not retreat to the studied neutrality of quoting dueling antagonists. They tried to perform last rites on the ludicrous claim about President Obama's death panels, telling Sarah Palin, in effect, you've got to quit making things up. But it didn't matter. The story refused to die. The crackling, often angry debate over health-care reform has severely tested the media's ability to untangle a story of immense complexity. In many ways, news organizations have risen to the occasion; in others they have become agents of distortion. But even when they report the facts, they have had...
  • Will Companies Pull Ads Over MSNBC's Race Propaganda?

    08/21/2009 7:35:29 AM PDT · by montag813 · 10 replies · 792+ views ^ | 08-21-2009 |
    Network Edits Clips of a Black Man with Guns at an Obama Rally to Support Race Narrative In their statement yesterday explaining why they were removing their ads from ALL "political talk shows" on cable, Clorox said per their standards, they do not advertise on programs which "present facts inaccurately or distort them to blatantly partisan advantage". Well I commend the executives at Clorox and indeed all other advertisers revising their ad placement standards over the Glenn Beck brouhaha, to see what MSNBC did during their morning show on August 18th. continued...
  • MSNBC Crops Out The Truth

    08/21/2009 2:50:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 1,240+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 20 August, 2009 | CJ Ciaramella
    Last week, there were several instances of protesters showing up outside of town hall meetings openly carrying firearms. Anti-gun activists and the media were flabbergasted not only at the audacity of the protesters, but that the carrying of firearms happened to be perfectly legal where it occurred. (Eleven states allow unlicensed open carry, with 12 more requiring a permit.) MSNBC, not content to simply say, “Golly, guns are scary!” decided that there must be something racist going on. After showing close-cropped video footage of a protester with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle slung over his shoulder, MSNBC host Contessa Brewer went...
  • MSNBC vid: Gun-Toting Protesters are 'White' Racists... Black Guy with AR-15 Edited to Conceal Race

    08/20/2009 12:09:12 PM PDT · by past_present · 76 replies · 2,263+ views
    youtube ^ | 8-18-09
    On Tuesday, MSNBCs Contessa Brewer fretted over health care reform protesters legally carrying guns: "A man at a pro-health care reform rally...wore a semiautomatic assault rifle on his shoulder and a pistol on his hip....there are questions about whether this has racial overtones....white people showing up with guns." Brewer failed to mention the man she described was black.
  • Did MSNBC Edit Video of Man With Rifle at Obama Event to Hide His Race?

    08/19/2009 10:13:14 PM PDT · by Justaham · 27 replies · 1,513+ views ^ | 8-19-09
    "Here you have a man of color in the presidency and white people showing up with guns strapped to their waists or to their legs." -- MSNBC Editor's note: The man was black.
  • Unreal: MSNBC edits clip of man with gun at Obama rally to support racism narrative

    08/19/2009 5:25:31 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 52 replies · 4,579+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 19, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I missed this yesterday at Newsbusters but Treacher, rightly aghast, tipped me to it this afternoon. Never will you see a starker example of MSNBC getting away with the sort of deception for which Fox News would be pilloried, especially in the context of race. If you missed Monday’s post about this, go watch the footage (or look at this photo) and see if you can deduce why they wouldn’t want to show the guy with the rifle from the neck up during this particular segment. For all the well-deserved heat that MSNBC’s primetime line-up has taken for its demagoguery...
  • Health care event attendee lied about being doctor (Fake Doctor that supports ObamaCare)

    08/14/2009 3:32:52 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 44 replies · 1,841+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/13/2009 | ALLAN TURNER
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee on Thursday distanced herself from a University of Houston graduate student and Texas Obama delegate who falsely identified herself as a pediatric physician at the congresswoman's health care reform town hall meeting this week. “I've never met her,” Jackson Lee said as she prepared to take questions from doctors and other health care workers in a session at St. Joseph Medical Center. Roxana Mayer, who warmly embraced Jackson Lee at the close of Tuesday's session at a Fifth Ward community center, had spoken in favor of the president's health care package. The Texas Medical Board,...
  • Democrats caught planting fake doctor at town hall meeting (media knew but kept quiet)

    08/13/2009 10:06:35 PM PDT · by 4rcane · 11 replies · 1,551+ views Not only was Mayer not a doctor, Roxana Mayer was an Obama delegate, as Patterico discovered with some digging. What’s more, the Houston Chronicle apparently knew this and failed to include it in its glowing coverage of Mayer’s appearance. The reporter, Cindy Horswell, has admitted that she knew Mayer was an Obama delegate and that Mayer didn’t live in Jackson-Lee’s district when she wrote the Chronicle story. After getting exposed, the Chronicle quietly changed the caption on the photo without issuing a correction, removing the reference to Mayer being a doctor.
  • CBS Joins NBC, CNN & MSNBC in Mis-Ascribing Leftist LaRouche's Poster to Conservatives

    08/13/2009 7:57:38 AM PDT · by UnalienablyRight · 7 replies · 1,261+ views ^ | 08/13/2009 | Seton Motley
    Yesterday we informed you of the media's serial misuse of an Obama-as-Hitler poster from esoteric left-winger Lyndon LaRouche's website, as outlets like NBC (on their Nightly News and Meet the Press), CNN and MSNBC all ascribed the poster to sentiments roiled up by talk radio host Rush Limbaugh specifically and conservatives generally. Well apparently CBS hasn't yet learned the lesson we had hoped to impart. In fact, last night they did the other networks one worse.