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  • MSNBC Map Puts Every City in the Wrong Spot

    08/14/2013 12:17:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/14/3013 | Dan Amira
    There are four cities on this map of President Obama's upcoming bus tour of New York and Pennsylvania, which was shown on MSNBC's Martin Bashir yesterday afternoon. And all four cities are in the wrong place. They're not even close! Here's where those cities are actually located: Bashir later called the errors an "honest geographic mistake" (obviously?), but he doesn't explain how this map turned out so terribly inaccurate. Did they literally just guess? You shouldn't just guess.
  • Did ABC News Deceptively Edit Zimmerman Juror’s Controversial Interview?

    07/26/2013 3:57:58 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 26, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    ABC News is being accused of deceptively editing, or at least misrepresenting (intentionally or not), some of the comments made by Juror B29, the lone “nonwhite” juror in the George Zimmerman murder trial. Further, the media as a whole are being accused of manipulating some of her statements. These allegations come not from a conservative news source, but rather from Slate.com. The key phrase latched onto by most media outlets, due to its sensational nature, was “George Zimmerman got away with murder” — words that were, in fact, said by Juror B29. But the full unedited video of the comment,...
  • ABC defends editing Michelle Obama’s ‘automatic weapon’ claim

    02/26/2013 6:11:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/26/13 | Michal Conger
    ABC is defending its decision to edit out an apparently erroneous claim by Michelle Obama in its broadcast of the first lady’s interview on Good Morning America today, saying it made the changes “solely” for the sake of time. As The Washington Examiner reported this morning, the first lady claimed during an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts that 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was killed in Chicago shortly after performing during the President’s Inauguration, was shot because “some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need.” In fact, Chicago Police reported Pendleton was shot by a man who “opened...
  • Univision Employee Calls Marco Rubio 'Token Slave Boy'

    02/08/2013 5:57:46 PM PST · by chessplayer · 25 replies
    In what has become a recurring theme for the Spanish language network Univision, one of their employees took to social media recently to smear Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). According to the Miami Herald, a top assistant to a Univision news boss criticized Rubio being chosen as the Republican response to the State of the Union. The employee at the center of the controversy is one Angelica Artiles who took to Facebook to post the following vicious attack: "Oh, wow, the loser is going to speak after our President. Anything to get publicity. Ask him to do us a favor and...
  • ABC Gives Sen. Menendez Six Minute Interview With No Questions About FBI's Hooker Investigation

    01/27/2013 11:17:56 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 24 replies
    News Busters ^ | Noel Sheppard
    On Friday it was revealed that the FBI is investigating Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) for allegedly sleeping with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. Despite this, when Menendez was given a six-minute interview with Martha Raddatz on ABC's This Week Sunday, he was not asked one question about the investigation or the allegations (commentary follows with full transcript at end of post): Raddatz began the interview asking Menendez about what Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had previously said on the program concerning immigration. She followed this up by asking Menendez what he wanted to hear from the President about this issue....
  • Andrea Mitchell Corrects Guest Who Called Herself "Pro-Life": ....

    01/09/2013 6:42:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Greg Stengler
    My (rhetorical) question is this: Why would a pro-abortion--or, "pro-choice" if you're looking for something more value neutral--advocate like Andrea Mitchell want the issue of life and death to be "value-neutral"? Here's a little nugget I came across today from Pastor John MacArthur: "They keep saying, 'A school is supposed to be a safe place!' Yeah well so is a womb. Andrea Mitchell Corrects Guest Who Called Herself "Pro-Life": "Anti-Abortion Is More Value-Neutral"
  • ABC and CBS Skip News of Tim Scott’s Historic Senate Appointment

    12/17/2012 6:24:04 PM PST · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Monday announced she will appoint Republican U.S. Representative Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate to replace the departing Senator Jim DeMint, but though he will become the “first African American U.S. Senator from the South since Blanche Bruce of Mississippi in 1881” and the only black -- Democrat or Republican -- in the current Senate, neither ABC nor CBS mentioned the news Monday night. Yes, the newscasts were dominated by the aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy, yet the NBC Nightly News managed to squeeze in 24 seconds to note Scott’s historic appointment.
  • Chicago reporter congratulates Obama on reelection in presser

    11/14/2012 2:18:21 PM PST · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    A reporter for the Chicago Tribune congratulated President Obama on winning reelection during a press conference Wednesday at the White House. Obama called on Christi Parsons, the White House reporter for the Chicago Tribune. "Thank you, Mr. President," Parsons said. "And congratulations, by the way." Obama then noted Parsons was there "when I was running for state Senate." "That's right, I was," Parsons replied, adding that she had "never seen you lose. I wasn't there that one time."
  • Axelrod's Next Project: Inspiring Young People to Become 'Journalists'

    11/11/2012 8:46:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 11, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama's senior campaign adviser David Axelrod said on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday that his next project will include inspiring young people to become "journalists." "What do you do next?" CBS's Bob Schieffer asked Axelrod. "I'm going to spend part of my time starting an institute of politics at the University of Chicago," said Axelrod. "My feeling is if I can help inspire some young people to get into this arena as candidates, as strategists, as journalists, then that would be a great contribution to make."
  • Good Bush economy attacked, bad Obama economy ignored by media

    10/31/2012 4:43:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 31, 2012 | Fox News.com
    Twenty-three million people unemployed or underemployed, a $16-trillion debt and repeated trillion-dollar deficits. Boo. The scariest thing this Halloween has nothing to do with witches and goblins or even the Munsters remake (ugh). The scariest thing in America right now is the continued awful economy. An incumbent president running for re-election in a down economy – we’ve heard that story before. Only when we heard it last time, George W. Bush was running for re-election in 2004 and the economy was in remarkably fine shape. That horror story hasn’t been told by the major media according to a soon-to-be-released report...
  • Emails shed light on Ryan, Walker relationship

    10/27/2012 4:47:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 27, 2012 | SCOTT BAUER w/ Ted Bridis, Jack Gillum and Andrew Miga in Washington/Roger Schneider in Milwaukee
    ...The emails reviewed by the AP offered an unusual, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the interpersonal relationship between Ryan and Walker. Although as a congressman Ryan's emails are exempt from disclosure under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, messages sent by Ryan or his aides to Walker or the governor's staff are subject to Wisconsin's open records law. The week after Ryan was tapped as Romney's vice presidential candidate, the AP requested all such emails since Walker was elected in November 2010. It received 1,037 pages of them late Friday....
  • Networks, AP changing exit poll strategy

    10/25/2012 6:39:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    A growth in early voting and tough economy for the media are forcing changes to the exit poll system that television networks and The Associated Press depend upon to deliver the story on Election Night, all with the pressure-filled backdrop of a tight presidential race. The consortium formed by ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News Channel, NBC and the AP is cutting back this year on in-person exit polls while upping the amount of telephone polling. This is to take into account more people voting before Nov. 6 and households that have abandoned land lines in favor of cell phones. "It...
  • Romney-linked voting machine company to count votes in Ohio (Woo Hoo!)

    10/23/2012 10:27:48 AM PDT · by dead · 15 replies
    salon.com ^ | 10/23/2012 | Craig Unger
    Voting machine provider Hart Intercivic will be counting the votes in various counties in the crucial swing states of Ohio and Colorado and elsewhere throughout the country come November 6 — even though it has extensive corporate ties to the Mitt Romney camp, and even though a study commissioned by the state of Ohio has labeled its voting system a “failure” when it comes to protecting the integrity of elections. Reports of Hart Intercivic’s ties to Romney first surfaced in late September, in ... an Ohio web site which reported that a key investor in Hart was HIG Capital, seven...
  • How Much of a Set-Up Was Crowley's Libya Question? (Jack Cashill)

    10/19/2012 6:39:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 10/19/2012 | Jack Cashill
    On Tuesday night's debate, the evening's most notorious exchange did not begin with moderator Candy Crowley's wildly inappropriate intervention on the "act of terror" question. It almost assuredly began minutes earlier. The audience question that prompted the exchange came from Long Islander Kerry Ladka, who, reasonably enough, asked in regards to the Libyan consulate, "Who denied enhanced security and why?" The question went to President Barack Obama, and he launched into a well-rehearsed set piece about how he was handling the issue. Mitt Romney responded much as one would expect him to respond, criticizing the White House response to the...
  • Candy Crowley's bosses must be prosecuted - they knew about the collusion

    10/19/2012 5:26:12 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 57 replies
    Logic | 19 October 2012 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Think. Candy Crowley and Obama colluded in the debate. It's obvious. How would Obama know to tell her to "Get the transcript!" unless they had planned a response ahead of time on the Benghazi issue? Then, Crowley enabled Obama's lie about the topic and cut Romney off. The next set of questions that must be asked must deal with the supervisors who knew that the collusion took place prior to the debate. Candy Crowley did not have the authority to use her firm's equipment to video conference with the Obama camp about debate topics/answers (had to have video conferenced to...
  • CNN ADMITS THAT CROWLEY’S DISREGARD OF THE RULES WAS INTENDED TO HELP OBAMA

    10/18/2012 7:46:01 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 97 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/18/2012 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    If authentic, CNN’s memo explaining why Candy Crowley permitted President Obama to speak four minutes more than Mitt Romney during Tuesday’s presidential debate is devastating to that network: On why Obama got more time to speak, it should be noted that Candy and her commission producers tried to keep it even but that Obama went on longer largely because he speaks more slowly. We’re going to do a word count to see whether, as in Denver, Romney actually got more words in even if he talked for a shorter period of time. One of Crowley’s main jobs as moderator was...
  • Senator asks if Obama had a 'a set-up deal’ with CNN moderator Crowley

    10/18/2012 1:04:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 70 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 18, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Critics of CNN moderator Candy Crowley’s performance in the second presidential debate Tuesday night claim that it is part of a larger pattern that sees Democrats consistently receiving more time to speak, being interrupted less often, and being asked fewer probing questions than their Republican challengers.Republicans have cried foul after Crowley wrongly corrected Mitt Romney’s statement that Barack Obama did not refer to the assault on the Libyan embassy as an act of terrorism. A transcript indicates Obama did use the term “act of terror” the day after the attack, but in reference...
  • Newsweek Ceasing Print Publication, Switches To Digital-only

    10/18/2012 12:06:07 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 26 replies
    Electronista ^ | 01:40 pm EDT, Thu October 18, 2012 | Electronista Staff
    Newsweek, a US magazine that has been running since 1933, will be going digital-only at the start of next year. After running for nearly 80 years, the magazine will print its last paper-based edition on December 31, 2012, and will instead be using apps and a website to pass news and articles to its readers. The publication will rebranded to Newsweek Global, and will be a single, worldwide edition that is optimized for tablets and paid for by a subscription. The Daily Beast, a companion publication, will continue to host some of Newsweek's content. Despite only being four years old,...
  • Crowley: Romney ‘Right’ Obama Didn’t Call Libya Terror,.. ["instinct forced her" call on Romney]

    10/16/2012 11:16:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    Mediate ^ | October 16, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    ........“I heard the president speak at the time. I, sort of, reread a lot of stuff about Libya because I knew we’d probably get a Libya question so I kind of wanted to be up on it,” said Crowley. “I knew that the president had said, you know, these acts of terror won’t stand. Or, whatever the whole quote was.” “Right after that I did turn around and say, but you’re totally correct that they spent two weeks telling us this was about a tape and that that there was this riot outside the Benghazi consulate which there wasn’t,” Crowley...
  • Moderator Role Under Scrutiny Before Debate (Crowley wants to interject into town hall debate)

    10/15/2012 6:01:39 AM PDT · by mrs9x · 73 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 10/15/12 | Mark Halperin
    In a rare example of political unity, both the Romney and Obama campaigns have expressed concern to the Commission on Presidential Debates about how the moderator of the Tuesday town hall has publicly described her role, TIME has learned. While an early October memorandum of understanding between the Obama and Romney campaigns suggests CNN’s Candy Crowley would play a limited role in the Tuesday-night session, Crowley, who is not a party to that agreement, has done a series of interviews on her network in which she has suggested she will assume a broader set of responsibilities. As Crowley put it...
  • Raddatz Visited Biden at His Residence in March

    10/12/2012 7:47:50 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 35 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/12/12 | Daniel Halper
    White House records reveal that the moderator of last night's vice presidential debate, Martha Raddatz, visited Vice President Joe Biden at his official residence on March 26, 2012. Raddatz is an employee of ABC News. As the records show, that day Raddatz visited the VPR (or, the vice president's residence) for a "Women's History Month Reception." That record was released on June 29, 2012. According to Biden's schedule released the day before the event, "the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will host a reception in honor of Women’s History Month at the Naval Observatory." There appears to be no...
  • Gender Bias Against Sarah Palin: A Content Analysis Of National Newspapers (Master's Thesis)

    10/06/2012 7:14:26 PM PDT · by Kolath · 7 replies
    Auburn.edu ^ | 10/06/2012 | Katherin C Irwin
    A content analysis was conducted to examine whether a gender bias existed in national newspaper coverage of the 2008 presidential election. This presidential race proved to be historical in many aspects. Not only was the first African-American man elected to the office, but two female contenders with a viable chance of being elected also ran for the offices of president and vice president. The focus of this study is on Alaska Governor Sarah Palin who was a newcomer to the national political scene and who was the second female in history to run for vice president.
  • Exclusive -- Romney Campaign: Politico Claim of Ryan Insurrection 'Garbage,' Completely False

    09/26/2012 5:24:44 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    In a semi-satirical column, “Paul Ryan vs. The Stench,” Politico’s Roger Simon asserts that the Romney presidential campaign is flailing and a frustrated Paul Ryan has “gone rogue.” “[Ryan] is unleashed, unchained, off the hook,” Simon opens the piece. He then claims that last weekend Ryan broke free from “manacles” placed on him by the top of the ticket.
  • Politico Trades Obama Flacking for White House Scoops

    09/16/2012 6:54:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Politico has abandoned any attempt to pose as an objective news source and is now functioning as the unofficial outlet for the Obama campaign, trading pieces they write that promulgate the Obama campaign’s narrative for scoops they get from the White House that either are from “anonymous” sources or access to White House documents. It’s a slimy and a contemptible relationship.
  • CNN Reporter Sends Obama Donation Request Form to Twitter Followers

    09/16/2012 10:45:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 56 replies
    NewBusters ^ | September 16, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    This appears to be the height of journalistic malpractice. On September 13, CNN political reporter Peter Hamby sent an Obama campaign donation request form to his Twitter followers:
  • CNN lapdog adds ‘breadbasket’ to Handbook of Racial Code Words after hearing Paul Ryan speech

    09/15/2012 11:37:50 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 79 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 09/15/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    @PeterHambyCNN: Ryan just called Florida "the breadbasket of the South" ... phrase has Civil War origins. Florida a major supplier food to the Confederacy
  • ABC, CBS, NBC Devote More Time (20 to 1) to Romney Flap Than Obama Mideast Mistakes

    09/13/2012 4:03:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 13, 2012 | Geoffrey Dickens
    The Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) Wednesday evening newscasts devoted more than 9 minutes (9 minutes, 28 seconds) to the flap over Mitt Romney's statement criticizing the administration's handling of the Libyan crisis but spent just 25 seconds on questions regarding Barack Obama's Middle-East policy, a greater than 20-to-1 disparity.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Open mic captures press coordinating questions for Romney

    09/12/2012 11:27:01 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 181 replies
    Before Romney issued his statement today, an open mic capture the press coordinating questions to ask Romney, with one saying “no matter who he calls on we’re covered on the one question”. I’ve transcribed it to the best of my ability but the audio is below for verification: I’ve labeled one as the CBS News reporter as I believe it is Nancy Cordes who works for CBS News. I’ve I gotten that wrong I apologize and will correct. UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: …pointing out that the Republicans… *unintelligible* …Obama…. CBS REPORTER: That’s the question. UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: *unintelligible* CBS REPORTER: Yeah that’s the...
  • Andrea Mitchell(MSNBC) calls voter ID, "voter suppression"

    09/06/2012 4:25:42 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 31 replies
    Andrea Mitchell ^ | 9/6/12 | Andrea Mitchell
    Happened around 7:13 PM EDT on MSNBC, when she was interviewing, John Lewis(D-GA).
  • The Media Are Objective. And This ABC Reporter’s Tweet May Leave You Needing a Shower.

    09/06/2012 9:22:46 AM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    Red State ^ | 6 Sep 12 | Jeff Emanuel
    Remember the media’s rush to immediately call out “lies” after last week’s Republican National Convention speeches? Compare the scrutiny (and repetition of Obama campaign tweets and emails) given last week with this tweet from ABC News’s Senior Washington Editor, posted during former president Bill Clinton’s DNC address: this speech was a living, breathing organism. the crowd, the hall, the speech, one. #DNC2012 — Rick Klein (@rickklein) September 6, 2012 Is there any question why the absurd claim of media “objectivity” is being treated more and more like the badly-delivered joke it is by the American public? Read More >> Over...
  • Media Fail to Fact-Check Michelle's Speech

    09/05/2012 2:18:20 PM PDT · by bronxville · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | 09-05-2012 | Joel Pollak
    "National Public Radio, among other mainstream media outlets, whitewashed First Lady Michelle Obama's fib-filled speech to the Democratic National Convention last night. At the end of a roundup of perfunctory attempts to fact-check some of the Democrats' speeches, NPR gave Mrs. Obama a clean bill of health: "As for first lady Michelle Obama's address to the convention, the fact checkers don't seem to have any faults to find."" http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism
  • MSNBC HOST: CRITICIZING OBAMA’S GOLFING IS A SCHEME TO LINK HIM WITH TIGER WOODS

    08/29/2012 3:12:22 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 51 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8/29/12 | John Hayward
    Beyond parody, and virtually beyond commentary, the following exchange occurred between MSNBC outpatients Martin Bashir and Lawrence O’Donnell. Video and transcript courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon: MARTIN BASHIR: We have seen an early draft of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s forthcoming oration. Can I quote something from you? “For four years, Barack Obama has been running from the nation’s problems, he hasn’t been working to earn re-election. He has been working to earn a spot on the PGA Tour.” How about that? LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: Well, we know exactly what he’s trying to do there. He is trying to align to...
  • Post-Racial Politics? Even Romney’s lame birth-certificate joke provokes charges of racism.

    08/29/2012 3:42:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 29, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    Huzzah, America, our centuries-old struggle with racism and bigotry may be coming to an end.This news was confirmed by none other than Michael Eric Dyson, a professor of sociology and the author of 18 books on race, racism, racial history, black culture, and black history. Suffice it to say, he knows a lot about prejudice and bigotry.Yet in response to Mitt Romney’s lame joke about not needing a birth certificate to prove he was from Michigan, Dyson proclaimed, to the approval of a collection of sage pundits on MSNBC, that Romney was resorting to “some of the basest, most...
  • Is The Media Coordinating On Race Baiting? Ask John Harris and Politico

    08/29/2012 3:47:14 PM PDT · by middlegeorgian · 3 replies
    RedState ^ | 8/29/2012 | Erick Erickson
    We should not forget that John Harris of the Politico, who asked the stupidest and most irrelevant questions of any moderator during the GOP Primary debates, is married to the former head of NARAL in Virginia. We should not forget that Jonathan Allen of the Politico once worked for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. We should not forget that Andy Barr of the Politico left the Politico to go work for the Democratic National Committee. We should not forget any of this because I do not believe it is any accident that today the Politico has a big story from John Harris...
  • Gwen Ifill Tweets "#IStandWithDavid"

    08/29/2012 11:58:32 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 52 replies
    Gwen Ifill Twitter ^ | August 29, 2012
    One mistake does not change this. @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid
  • WAPO'S GLENN KESSLER HAS FACT-CHECKING TANTRUM OVER 'YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT'

    08/29/2012 11:40:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/29/2012 | John Nolte
    Glenn Kessler is The Washington Post's laughably biased fact checker, and when you think of Kessler, remember this -- remember the "fact" checker who called Romney a liar for saying a president who didn’t go to Israel didn't go to Israel. This guy is utterly shameless, and this morning he's having a full-blown tantrum. Back in July, Kessler did everything in his power to protect Obama from his unbelievably revealing "you didn't build that" moment. At the time, Kessler awarded Romney three of his childish Pinocchios for the unpardonable sin of, you know, holding the president accountable for his words....
  • Media Chief Fired - Romney “Happy to Throw a Party With Black People Dying"

    08/29/2012 2:27:11 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 21 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 29, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    When is it ever hilarious that the thought of dozens if not hundreds of black people desperately clinging for life as torrential waters batter their children, mothers or neighbors ever funny? David Chalian, a former political director with ABC News thought it was fair game to use a hate-mongering attack against Mitt Romney and Republicans gathered at the RNC Convention in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday. In his vicious racist attack he said, Romney is, “Happy to throw a party with black people dying.” Chalian, who was recently the Washington Bureau Chief for Yahoo News was fired for his online remarks,...
  • MSNBC Omits All Coverage From Minority Speakers at 'Racist' RNC Convention

    08/29/2012 12:00:58 AM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 29, 2012 | Matt Vespa
    A funny thing happened on race-obsessed MSNBC tonight. The liberal network failed to give viewers coverage of the speakers who happen to be member of racial minorities. As Francesca Chambers, Editor of Red Alert Politics, reported on August 28th: "When popular Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, the GOP nominee for Senate, took the stage, MSNBC cut away from the Republican National Convention and the Hispanic Republican from Texas’ speech." "MSNBC stayed on commercial through former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis’ speech, as well. Davis, who recently became a Republican, is black. Then, when Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno’s wife Luce’ Vela...
  • Alabama’s harassment of immigrants receives a setback

    08/22/2012 5:45:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    The Washington Post. ^ | August 22,2012 | Editorial Board
    THE GOAL of attrition through law enforcement for illegal immigrants — or, to use the term Mitt Romney favors, “self-deportation” — has suffered a series of setbacks. The latest came Monday when a federal appeals court blocked major parts of Alabama’s draconian immigration law, including one that required public schools to collect information on pupils’ immigration status. It is increasingly clear that Republican state lawmakers and governors have gone too far in their campaign to harass and bully the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants in the hope that they will simply disappear. Alabama has the distinction of having enacted the nation’s...
  • Wake up: It's not just Akin (fake War On Women warning)

    08/21/2012 6:46:59 AM PDT · by DBrow · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/21/2012 | LZ Granderson
    snip....The truth is the "legitimate rape" comment made by U.S. Rep. Todd Akin -- as in pregnancy from "legitimate rape" is rare -- is not a GOP anomaly, but rather another disturbing glimpse into the viewpoint too many social conservatives have about women's health and reproductive rights....snip
  • Obama Knocks Romney for Not Releasing Medical Records, Hasn't Disclosed His Own

    08/20/2012 6:48:00 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    "This was brilliant timing on the president's part. All last week the Romney campaign was on offense and Obama was dealing with Vice President Race-Baiter and a campaign that had gotten so vicious it had finally backfired. But with the media all excited and eager to use GOP senate candidate Todd Akin's rape comments to damage the Romney-Ryan ticket and the GOP as a whole, Obama picked the perfect time to come before the White House press corps." "First off, by surprising the media, Obama knew the few good ones in there wouldn't be as ready to hit him with...
  • Chuck Todd Calls Biden’s Staff Influencing Pool Reports An ‘Outrage,’

    08/16/2012 1:51:27 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 23 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12:18 pm, August 16th, 2012 | by Noah Rothman |
    On Thursday, Chuck Todd, NBC News’ White House Correspondent and Political Director, called a Politico report which revealed that Vice President Joe Biden’s staff actively attempted to edit pool reports, which are used to inform reporters about events on the campaign trail, an “outrage.” He said that the system of distributing pool reports through political staffers may have to change as a result of Biden’s staffer’s behavior. RELATED: Biden’s Staff Tried To Influence Reporting On His Virginia Trip, According To Report Politico reporter Jonathan Martin, who originally reported the infraction by Biden’s staffers, said the attempted influencing of pool reports...
  • Family Research Council Shooting Unleashes Conservative Vengeance on Twitter

    08/16/2012 5:51:34 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Aug 16 2012 | David Sessions
    A gunman who allegedly targeted the Family Research Council for its anti-gay marriage views gave right-wing pundits a chance to give liberals—who often are quick to attribute violence to conservative ideology—a taste of their own medicine.
  • Soledad O'Brien Caught Reading Liberal Blog During Heated Debate With Romney Adviser

    08/14/2012 5:50:10 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Soledad O'Brien Caught Reading Liberal Blog During Heated Debate With Romney Adviser By Noel Sheppard Created 08/13/2012 - 10:31pm Can CNN's Soledad O'Brien make her sources any more apparent than she did Monday night? While filling in for Anderson Cooper, O'Brien was actually caught on screen looking at an article from the far-left website Talking Points Memo to assist her in a heated debate with Romney campaign senior adviser Barbara Comstock (video follows with commentary): Ali Akbar at Viral Read reported Monday: During her interview with Virginia House of Delegates Republican member Barbara Comstock, O’Brien became visibly flustered and was...
  • Time Magazine suspends Fareed Zakaria

    08/10/2012 1:54:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | August. 10, 2012 | DYLAN BYERS
    Time Magazine has announced that it will suspend columnist Fareed Zakaria following his admission of plagiraism earlier this afternoon. "TIME accepts Fareed's apology, but what he did violates our own standards for our columnists, which is that their work must not only be factual but original; their views must not only be their own but their words as well. As a result, we are suspending Fareed's column for a month, pending further review." CNN, where Zakaria hosts a show, has yet to respond to a request for comment regarding Zakaria's admission of plagiarism. Earlier this afternoon, Zakaria released a statement...
  • Left-Wing NYT Food Writer Bittman Apologizes for Offensive Obit

    08/09/2012 1:39:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 9, 2012 | Clay Waters
    New York Times food writer and reporter Mark Bittman issued an apology on his nytimes.com blog on Tuesday for a venemous post on the recent death of Chick-fil-A's vice-president for public relations Donald Perry. In a recent blog post, I used an inappropriate phrase to refer to the late VP of PR for Chick-fil-A. My choice of words did not rise to either my own standards or to The TimesÂ’s, and the phrase has been removed from the post. I regret this lapse. In a recent blog post, I used an inappropriate phrase to refer to the late VP of...
  • NBC Edited Out Women’s Gymnastics Fall To Create Fake Gold Medal Suspense

    The gaffes just keep coming from the Numbskull  Broadcasting Company’s tape-delayed London Olympics coverage. Turns out that live viewers of the women’s gymnastics’ team medal competition on Tuesday saw Russia’s Ksenia Afanasyeva go splat during her floor exercises. Which virtually handed the gold medal to the Americans early on. But NBC coverage edited out Afanasyeva’s dramatic fall from its Tuesday night broadcast, which in and of itself is unthinkable since she’s the reigning world champion for floor exercises
  • Heckling Romney Abroad

    08/01/2012 7:36:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Mitt Romney might have thought it was eminently sensible in an NBC interview in London to repeat exactly what the TV networks had already reported on security at the London Olympics, namely, that there was room for concern. Romney succeeded only in demonstrating how unbelievably shameless and partisan our "objective" media can be. The networks and national newspapers aggressively declared Romney had committed a diplomatic fiasco overseas and repeated London tabloid headlines heckling Romney with insults, such as "Mitt the Twit." Here's what the networks said pre-Romney. On the July 24 "Good Morning America," ABC reporter Nick Schifrin lamented "an...
  • Romney: Media trying to 'divert' from real issues with focus on foreign gaffes

    08/01/2012 5:25:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2012
    Mitt Romney, in an interview with Fox News, accused the media of attempting to "divert" attention from more substantive issues by harping on his so-called gaffes overseas. "I realize that there will be some that in the fourth estate ... who are far more interested in finding something to write about that is unrelated to the economy, to geo-politics, to the threat of war, to the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today, to nuclearization of Iran," Romney told Fox News' Carl Cameron, after wrapping up his final event in Warsaw, Poland.
  • Newsweek Seeks former Chick-Fil-A Employee "to spill the beans on life (at) antigay company"

    07/24/2012 6:26:13 PM PDT · by Diago · 97 replies
    Chick-Fil-A came under criticism this month after a report by the organization Equality Matters revealed that the company donated around $2 million to antigay Christian organizations in 2010. “Guilty as charged,” the fast-food chain’s president Dan Cathy said over allegations that his company is antigay (“We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit.”). So. Here we are. Tumblr, listen up. We’re hoping to find a current or former employee of Chick-Fil-A who might want to spill the beans on life inside the alleged antigay company. If that’s you, or you know someone who might...