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  • Chris Matthews : Every single “teabagger” in America is white

    01/05/2010 6:38:15 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 86 replies · 2,142+ views
    Hot Air ^ | January 05, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Yeah, I know, nothing new for Tingles. But Brooks is taking a beating in the other tea-party thread so I thought I’d give him a break by reminding you that accusing tea partiers of having issues with the “educated class” is actually pretty mild compared to the usual insinuations. Also, in fairness, employees of MSNBC are probably contractually obligated to call them “teabaggers.” I’m giving you two clips, actually. The second is short, but an essential — and timely — gloss on the first. Update: Remember, MSNBC’s been known to edit video in order to obscure unhelpful facts that contradict...
  • Rachel Maddow Recycles Falsehoods Against the John Birch Society

    12/21/2009 11:16:26 AM PST · by Rodebrecht · 100 replies · 1,712+ views
    The New American ^ | 12/21/09 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow launched an error-riddled attack against the John Birch Society in her December 18 show, nominally because the John Birch Society has become a sponsor of the upcoming February 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • CNN: Sarah Palin's 'Death Panel' Comment Wins 'Lie of the Year'

    12/20/2009 4:34:32 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 63 replies · 2,677+ views
    CNN: Sarah Palin's 'Death Panel' Comment Wins 'Lie of the Year' By Noel Sheppard Created 2009-12-20 18:44 If President Obama or any Democrat had actually won the dubious honor of committing PolitiFact's "Lie of the Year," do you think CNN would have reported it? Fat chance, right? Before you answer, consider the glee exhibited by CNN's Josh Levs Sunday when he announced Sarah Palin had "won" for her Facebook comment concerning a "death panel" in healthcare reform legislation (video embedded below the fold with transcript, h/t Story Balloon [1]): BETTY NGUYEN, CO-ANCHOR: Well, let's talk about politics, shall we? Something...
  • (Time Mag's) Joe Klein Caught Making Things Up

    12/18/2009 12:10:15 PM PST · by pissant · 20 replies · 920+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/17/09 | Michael Goldfarb
    And of course, stories that Joe Klein makes up get recycled in Palestinian propaganda. Ben Smith reports: U.S. and Israeli officials are dismissing an eyebrow-raising claim from a prominent Palestinian activist and official, Mustafa Barghouti, in today's International Herald Tribune. "The Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, stands up and walks out on the U.S. envoy, George Mitchell, every time the American envoy mentions East Jerusalem," Barghouti wrote in an op-ed deploring "U.S. and European inaction" in the face of Israeli intransigence. Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, through a spokesman, dismissed the claim as "nonsense." "I have never heard such a thing,"...
  • The Media's Top 10 Worst Economic Myths of 2009 (Great Article)

    12/14/2009 2:39:03 AM PST · by mgist · 11 replies · 1,182+ views
    Business and Media Institute ^ | 12/9/09 | By Julia A. Seymour
    The Media's Top 10 Worst Economic Myths of 2009 From jobs 'saved or created,' to stimulus saving the economy, to 'deficit neutral' health care reform; here are ten biggest stories the media got wrong this year. By Julia A. Seymour Business & Media Institute 12/9/2009 12:18:20 PM Each year the Business & Media Institute looks back on the year's news and selects the top 10 worst economic myths. Here is our 2009 list: 10. CBS, NY Times Support Ecuadorian Shakedown of U.S. oil company 9. Media Fail to Scrutinize Obama’s Job Claims 8. Government Stimulus is the Answer to Our...
  • 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.