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  • Why The Palestinians Have Better PR Than Israel

    06/28/2014 12:58:56 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 34 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | June 28, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Why The Palestinians Have Better PR Than IsraelBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem --- June 28, 2014 ... If you asked me this question a year ago or ten years ago, my knee jerk response would be money. The Palestinians and the Arab world have oil dollars, millions of them to make us look bad while slamming our towns and cities with rockets and missiles. But the real answer is actually two fold. Yes, money is one part. But we also have access to money. The Palestinians (when I say the Palestinians it means the Arab world) are more creative...
  • Chuck Todd: W.H. Caught ‘Flat-Footed’ by Bergdahl Response ('Swift Boat')

    06/04/2014 6:31:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 28 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Wednesday, June 4, 2013
    Chuck Todd told Matt Lauer on Wednesday that the White House was “caught flat-footed” on the backlash against the prisoner swap for Sergeant Bergdahl. “I’ve had a few aides describe it to me as ‘we didn’t know that they were going to Swift Boat Bergdahl’,” Todd said, “And Matt, of course, that’s a reference to that political fight back in 2004 over John Kerry’s military service which became so controversial in that campaign. So there’s some fighting words there.”
  • Report: White House Aides Accusing Bergdahl’s Unit Comrades Of ‘Swift Boating’ Him

    06/04/2014 9:07:41 AM PDT · by mojito · 70 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/4/2014 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — White House aides are accusing soldiers who served with Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are “swift boating” him following his release over the weekend after five years in captivity. NBC News’ Chuck Todd reported Monday that the White House did not expect this sort of vitriolic backlash exchanging five high-level Taliban members held at Guantanamo Bay for Bergdahl, who left his Army post in 2009 in Afghanistan and was subsequently taken captive. “They did not expect this backlash on Bergdahl himself,” Todd reported on NBC’s “Today.” I’ve had a few aides describe it to me as we didn’t...
  • American paranoia and Bowe Bergdahl (Here it comes)

    06/03/2014 12:23:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 3, 2014 | Dan Murphy
    The Taliban prisoner swap for Bowe Bergdahl might do some good, but fear and anger are getting in the way of a realistic appraisal.Richard Hofstadter opened his 1968 essay, "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," with this line: "American politics has often been an arena for angry minds." He continues, "Behind this I believe there is a style of mind that is far from new and that is not necessarily right-wing. I call it the paranoid style simply because no other word adequately evokes the sense of heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy that I have in mind." One wonders...
  • "About 30% of the films in Hollywood are funded through the Middle East" -Josh Tickell

    05/31/2014 5:37:25 PM PDT · by wtd · 6 replies
    SunNews' Brian Lilley follows up with Josh Tickell, filmmaker. The ultimate highlight is at 03:49 as it is revealed directly from the horses mouth: "The truth is that about 30% of the films in Hollywood are funded through the Middle East"video link via VladTepesBlog
  • Pope gives Palestinians boost of support

    05/26/2014 1:53:32 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 5/25/14 | JOSEF FEDERMAN and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Pope Francis delivered a powerful boost of support to the Palestinians during a Holy Land pilgrimage Sunday, repeatedly backing their statehood aspirations, praying solemnly at Israel's controversial separation barrier and calling the stalemate in peace efforts "unacceptable." -snip- Palestinian officials hailed Francis' decision to refer to the "state of Palestine." In its official program, the Vatican referred to President Mahmoud Abbas as the president of the "state of Palestine," and his Bethlehem office as the "presidential palace." He pointedly called Abbas a "man of peace." -snip-
  • PUTIN WAR PROPAGANDA EXPOSED: Same Pro-Russian “Actress” Used in FIVE Different Ukrainian Reports

    03/05/2014 10:38:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/5/14 | Jim Hoft
    BRAVO! Putin’s War propaganda exposed. A pro-Russian actress was included in five different Ukrainian reports.She even wore the same hat in two of the reports!Via East of Brussels: The “actress” has played roles in news clips in Kiev, Kharkiv, Odessa.  She has played as a soldier’s mother and an anti-Maiden (pro-Russian) activist.In another propaganda piece - Russian news claimed a violent protest occurred in Crimea when the photo was taken days before in Kiev.
  • Mic'd Up "Pink Money and the Homosexual Mafia"

    02/20/2014 8:25:04 PM PST · by cutofyourjib · 6 replies
    ChurchMilitantTV ^ | Feb 19, 2014 | ChurchMilitantTV
    On this pre-recorded broadcast of Mic'd Up, Michael Voris is joined by Dr. Christopher Blum to discuss "Meditations for Lent", a short book compiled from the spiritual writings of Bishop Jacques-Benigne Bossuet (1627-1704). Christopher Blum is the Academic Dean at the Augustine Institute. In the bulk of the show, Michael will be joined by former congressman Bob Dornan to discuss the financial influence of homosexual groups on American political policy. Also, following the broadcast will be our 15 minute in-depth report "Dispatch: Pink Money".
  • Four Year Old Syrian WASN’T Alone In Desert (World media dupes us again)

    02/18/2014 5:35:35 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 14 replies
    Wide Shut ^ | 2/18/2014 | Wide Shut
    eadlines across the mainstream press early this morning reported on the sad story of a four year old Syrian boy found alone in the desert, fleeing to Jordan. Mirror.co.uk for example, published the following: A four-year-old boy separated from his family while fleeing Syria has been found crossing the desert alone. Clutching a plastic bag containing his possessions, Marwan makes his way across the border into Jordan. The brave youngster was helped by United Nations staff who managed to reunite him with his worried family. Skeptical of the emotional shot, I posted a link to the story on Facebook, with...
  • Wikipedia is ‘very masculine,’ so feminists pledge to fix it

    02/04/2014 6:34:37 AM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 2, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Feminist groups at more than a dozen universities are planning to participate in another mass “edit Wikipedia day,” because the free, volunteer encyclopedia website is obviously horribly sexist. Sarah Stierch, a Wikipedia contributor and researcher for the Wikimedia Foundation, said the problem isn’t just that most Wikipedia user are male. The layout of the website is itself “very masculine,” she said. “It’s aesthetically very masculine in its design,” said Stierch in a statement to The Daily Dot, also noting that, “The average Wikipedia editor is a well-educated white male. Well-educated white males have been writing history and the story of...
  • Re branding Old Media

    01/04/2014 9:01:07 AM PST · by billhilly · 11 replies
    Self | 01/04/14 | Billhilly
    After being told by old and relentless image makers and propagandists that some things are are what they are not, and after a quick Google search, and seeing that I am not going where someone else has already gone, here are two new additions, one of which I recently used on FR. Since the left has called conservatives Wing Nuts, let's return the serve to them with Nutwing. The washed out alphabet television news organizations and major city Newspapers are being complimented by being called mainstream, and since they are all washed up, let's henceforth call them by the much...
  • Killed Reuters Photographer Tried to Join Al Qaeda

    12/26/2013 9:53:51 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/12/13 | Ari Yashar
    Among the roughly 300 killed during intense fighting in Aleppo was Molhem Barakat, a Reuters photographer. Barakat's death last Friday, in the indiscriminate barrage on Aleppo that the White House criticized Monday, has raised serious questions about Reuters' hiring practice. Hannah Lucinda Smith, a British freelance photojournalist and acquaintance of Barakat, writes that Barakat tried to join Al Qaeda. According to Smith, Barakat wanted to join the terrorist organization for the 11,000 Syrian lira monthly salary. "It is a pitiful wage for a potential suicide bomber, but enough to tempt an eighteen-year-old stuck in a war zone with no job."...
  • G.O.P.’s Hopes to Take Senate Are Dimming

    10/13/2013 5:01:16 PM PDT · by Kenny · 91 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 12, 2013 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    WASHINGTON — Next year was supposed to be a prime opportunity for Republicans to retake the Senate. And for a while, everything seemed to be breaking their way: a wave of Democratic retirements, a fluke in the electoral map that put a large number of races in states that President Obama lost, a strong farm team of conservative Senate hopefuls from the House. Then the government shut down. Now, instead of sharpening their attacks on Democrats, Republicans on Capitol Hill are being forced to explain why they are not to blame and why Americans should trust them to govern both...
  • OFA Trolling Republican Social Media Sites (Vanity)

    10/05/2013 2:38:41 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    Free Republic.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | Timber Rattler
    "I got an email from Obama's OFA asking me to tweet your office to support the President non-negotiations posture."Over the past two days, my friends and I have noticed that our normally quiet Republican Congressmen's Facebook pages have been besieged by liberals demanding that they fund ACA and end the shutdown. Last night, someone posted the above message on my particular Congressman's page, which explains everything. So Obama and his OFA goons are out, spamming Republicans websites and social media pages in an intense effort to bully them into submission. Just needed to get this out this morning about their...
  • Democrats Pay Union Members to Protest World War II Vets

    10/02/2013 12:55:37 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 39 replies
    PowerLine ^ | October 2, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    It appears that the Obama administration is violating the First Rule of Holes. Yesterday the administration looked awful when it “closed” and barricaded the World War II memorial on the Mall. The memorial is, by its nature, open. There is nothing to close. --SNIP-- ...these protesters were marching towards the press gaggle and I was asking them to show their federal IDs to prove they were in fact federal workers. No one wore their federal ID and none would provide it to prove their claim. Then, remarkably, a guy carrying a sign passed by wearing a McDonald’s employee shirt, which...
  • 15 Journalists Have Joined Obama Administration

    09/13/2013 7:28:16 AM PDT · by Baynative · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/13/13 | John Nolte
    Time managing editor Rick Stengel's decision to join the Obama administration is just the latest example of a new trend among mainstream media journalists who are making it official by officially joining the Obama administration. Stengel, who is joining the State Department, is just one of 15 (or 19) who have given up a career in journalism to join Obama's crusade to fundamentally transform America:
  • Al Jazeera, Reuters Published the news of Massacre in Syria one day before the Massacre Happened

    08/23/2013 9:06:06 AM PDT · by blueyon · 39 replies
    VeteransNewsNow ^ | 8/23/13 | Ed Corrigan
    "Al Jazeera, Reuters Published the news of Massacre in Syria one day before the Massacre Happened" Here is an item of extreme importance. If the allegation is true that Al Jazeera published photos of the gas attack and massacre the day before it happened, it is strong evidence that the attack is part of a propaganda campaign to smear the Syrian Government with false allegations and to provide a pretext for Western intervention on behalf of the rebels who are clearly losing the war against the Bashar al-Assad’s regime. The timing of the attack is very suspicious just as UN...
  • Al-Jazeera America debuts in Houston (on Comcast, others...)

    08/20/2013 11:11:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/19/13 | DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer
    In a warren of offices at a former bank building near Madison Square Garden, dozens of journalists are at work on gleaming new electronic equipment, ready to turn their test runs of Al-Jazeera America into the real thing. The Qatar-based news organization will finally establish a firm foothold on American television Tuesday after a decade of trying. At 3 p.m. EDT, Al Gore's former Current TV will turn out the lights in more than 45 million TV homes, replaced by the new U.S. affiliate of Al-Jazeera. In Houston, the network will launch on 4DTV (Channel W5261), AT&T U-verse (Channel 189),...
  • Confirmed: (Racist) Left Wing Plant at Houston Pro-Zimmerman Rally is Far Left Activist

    07/23/2013 6:58:26 AM PDT · by kristinn · 127 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor
    LEFTIST PLANT INFILTRATES HOUSTON PRO-ZIMMERMAN RALLY– Liberal Media runs with it A photo from the Houston pro-Zimmerman counter-rally of the NBPP anti-Zimmerman rally picked up by the AP shows a woman holding a sign that read, “Racist & Proud.” That looked incongruent with the other reports from the pro-Zimmerman side. The Houston Chronicle identified her as Renee Vaughan: One woman in the Zimmerman group held a sign that said, “We’re racist & proud.” Austin resident Renee Vaughan echoed the sign’s ugly sentiments by yelling, “We’re racist. We’re proud. We’re better because we’re white,” at the Martin group as they passed,...
  • USA Today Publishes BDS Press Release Almost Word for Word, Accuses Israel of ‘Large-Scale Abuses

    06/14/2013 4:53:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    the Algemeiner ^ | 6/14/13 | Zach Pontz
    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel found itself a friend in major American newspaper USA Today recently, when a press release about its efforts to have Alicia Keys cancel her upcoming show in Israel appeared almost verbatim in an article on the newspaper’s website. The American Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg first tweeted about the disturbing similarities Thursday, a day after the article appeared. “@USATODAY ran a BDS press release as a story. Here’s the newspaper piece Here’s the release” he wrote.
  • 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...
  • Doctor: Report Affirms Al-Dura Story Was a Hoax

    05/20/2013 5:22:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/13 | David Lev
    Dr. Yehuda David, who was sued for libel by the father of Muhammad al-Dura – and eventually won his case – expressed great satisfaction at the issuing of a report by a special report by a government panel that revisited the infamous incident, in which IDF soldiers were accused of killing the 12 year old Arab boy at the start of the second intifada. The committee determined that not only were the allegations – and a report by French television purporting to show IDF soldiers shooting and killing the boy – a lie, but that the al-Dura is not even...
  • Network Axes Fall Hard on Gay Characters

    05/11/2013 6:04:27 PM PDT · by murron · 105 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 11, 2013 | Lesley Goldberg
    It's been a rough end to what started out as a record-breaking season for openly gay characters on the small screen.
  • CAIR Claims Victory Over AP Stylebook’s Restrictions on Word 'Islamist'

    04/06/2013 9:26:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    CAIR Claims Victory Over AP Stylebook’s Restrictions on Word 'Islamist' April 5, 2013 By Elizabeth Harrington (CNSNews.com) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) praised the Associated Press (AP) for revising its stylebook to forbid the use of the word “Islamist,” if it is used to describe Islamic militants or extremists. In a press release on Friday, CAIR said revising the term is a "step in the right direction,” and that they helped influence the AP’s decision. “Late last year, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) approached AP about modifying the reference, which had been added to its influential...
  • Cementing Hate on Holocaust Memorial Day

    01/27/2013 8:03:07 AM PST · by forty_years · 5 replies
    HonestReporting ^ | JANUARY 27, 2013 | SIMON PLOSKER
    This cartoon published in The Sunday Times (subscription-only) would be offensive at the best of times. That it has appeared on Holocaust Memorial Day is doubly so.Penned by Gerald Scarfe (the cartoonist behind Pink Floyd’s The Wall), the caption reads: “Israeli Elections… Will Cementing Peace Continue?”A hideous looking PM Benjamin Netanyahu caricature builds a wall cemented with blood, crushing Palestinians including women and children.Israel’s security barrier (of which the vast majority is a fence and not a wall) is meant to protect Israeli civilians against Palestinian terrorism. In any case, the imagery of this cartoon amounts to a blood libel...
  • Al Jazeera buys Current TV, will launch new channel

    01/03/2013 6:58:19 AM PST · by BobNative · 7 replies
    cnnmoney.com ^ | January 3, 2012 | Charles Riley
    HONG KONG (CNNMoney) Pioneering Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera has acquired Current TV, and will use the network's wider distribution avenues to launch a new U.S.-based channel. The takeover will provide Al Jazeera with access to millions of U.S. households, a lucrative market the Qatar-based broadcaster has long coveted. The deal also means the end of Current, the low-rated channel co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore.
  • The Islamic Institute of Counter Zionist American Psychological Warfare!

    01/02/2013 11:49:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Jihad-Watch ^ | 12/17/12 | Robert
    It's real! Photo thanks to TahariRider. Recently I noticed that many of the Islamic supremacists on Twitter were sending out identical tweets. When I asked the rabidly antisemitic pro-Hamas propagandist Linda Sarsour about it, she admitted that she and others were all working from the same talking points:
  • Editing Bolsters Obama’s Role in SEALs Film

    10/24/2012 7:13:06 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    Obama Is Prominent in ‘SEAL Team Six,’ Weinstein Film LOS ANGELES — Thanks to the magic of editing, President Obama will have a starring role in a television drama about one of his biggest accomplishments — the killing of Osama bin Laden — that will be shown just two nights before the presidential election. But promotional materials and a copy of the movie provided to The New York Times this week also show that the film has been recut, using news and documentary footage to strengthen Mr. Obama’s role and provide a window into decision-making in the White House.
  • Google News Searches For "Jewish" Search Terms Yields Apology From Google

    10/10/2012 8:33:04 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    I heard recently that there were Jewish people living in Libya. I decided to search for stories using a google news search "libya jewish". At the bottom of the search results Google linked to the following apology. Kinda tells you how awful internet news can be... An explanation of our search results: If you recently used Google to search for the word “Jew,” you may have seen results that were very disturbing. We assure you that the views expressed by the sites in your results are not in any way endorsed by Google. We’d like to explain why you’re seeing...
  • Shock Photos of Netanyahu at U.N. from AP, Reuters

    09/27/2012 12:09:08 PM PDT · by qman · 161 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 27, 2012 | The Weekly Standard
    Two shocking photos coming off the wire of Benjamin Netanyahu addressing the United Nations moments ago.
  • Liberal group calls Romney too white for blacks to like

    In advance of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s speech Wednesday to the NAACP, a liberal group headed by a former New York Times reporter and ex-Media Matter executive have produced a video “satire” that claims blacks don’t like Romney, who they dub so white he makes “Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel.” The YouTube from “The Message,” an online “media hub,” is described as a satirical video of Romney getting advice on what to say to the civil rights group. Or, as they said in a release, the video “lacerates Romney and his advisors as they prepare for his speech to...
  • How MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell distorts a Romney story

    06/19/2012 9:40:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 19, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOM
    Remember the fun the MSM had with Republican VP Dan Quayle in a school room holding up a mis-spelled word, without mentioning that the class teacher was the one who'd written out the word incorrectly? Or how they made Republican President George H.W. Bush look stupid at a grocery store photo op making conversation with a checkout clerk about how the scanner worked? The repetitive media meme for Republicans is 'out of touch.' Well, this may be the best/worst one yet: Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC making fun of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a rally describing the purchase of...
  • Barbara Walters Apologizes for Helping Aide to Assad of Syria

    06/05/2012 5:49:39 PM PDT · by OddLane · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 5, 2012 | Bill Carter
    In the months after her exclusive interview last year with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, Barbara Walters tried to intercede to get a television position for a former aide of his, who Ms. Walters acknowledged helped arrange the interview. Ms. Walters, the longtime ABC News correspondent, issued a statement Tuesday apologizing for reaching out to contacts to seek an internship with CNN and admission at Columbia University for Sheherazad Jaafari, who had been a media adviser for Mr. Assad. Ms. Jaafari, 22, is the daughter of the Syrian ambassador to the United Nations.
  • Have We Uncovered An Obama Conspiracy Using Bloggers?

    05/05/2012 3:44:34 PM PDT · by rightjb · 24 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 5/5/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
     Here is your chance to be the next “Breitbart.”  PoiltiJim’s crack staff of researchers and writers simply doesn’t have the time to follow the leads on this story, but should you desire to out-Woodward Bernstein (sans the possible lies and criminal journalism) have at it.There is concerted effort underway to infiltrate the Tea Party and conservative movements with fake trouble makers.  It was well documented in 2010 by GulagBound discussing Neal Rauhauser’s Twittergate scandal, and a simple Google search will show the media has been working overtime to blur Occupy and the Tea Party movements.   The Left has been unsuccessful...
  • N. Korea' Propaganda Masterpiece

    04/24/2012 5:17:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    New Focus ^ | 04/23/12
    Left: now famous photo of a very short NK soldier escorted back to his land by large U.S. and SK soldiers Right: N. Korea's photoshopped version
  • End in sight, U.S. veterans ponder pain of Iraq war

    10/21/2011 4:56:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 21, 2011 | Tabassum Zakaria
    (Reuters) - They remembered friends who died and brave Iraqis they had met, but news on Friday that the Iraq war was ending couldn't erase questions among U.S. veterans about whether it has all been worth it.
  • Bachmann Newsweek Cover Goes for Insult But Gets Criticism in Return

    08/09/2011 12:28:48 PM PDT · by topher · 41 replies · 2+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 9, 2011 | FoxNews
    Rep. Michele Bachmann has declined to get into the scrum with Newsweek over its cover story of the presidential candidate called "The Queen of Rage," accompanied by an unflattering photo of the Minnesota Republican, but others are calling the magazine out-of-bounds in its depiction. The National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill said that the cover of the magazine's latest edition is "sexist" and referred to a simple test by the group's founder Gloria Steinem to explain how they determined that conclusion -- would the magazine do the same to a man. "Who has ever called a man 'The King...
  • Bachmann Newsweek Cover Goes for Insult But Gets Criticism in Return (from an unexpected source)

    08/09/2011 3:17:46 PM PDT · by LUV W · 28 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | August 9,2011 | Fox News
    Rep. Michele Bachmann has declined to get into the scrum with Newsweek over its cover story of the presidential candidate called "The Queen of Rage," accompanied by an unflattering photo of the Minnesota Republican, but others are calling the magazine out of bounds in its depiction. The National Organization for Women (NOW) President Terry O'Neill said that the cover of the magazine's latest edition is "sexist" and referred to a simple test by the group's founder Gloria Steinem to explain how they determined that conclusion -- would the magazine do the same to a man.
  • Michele Bachmann brushes off Newsweek cover (But Editor Tina Brown says picture is appropriate)

    08/09/2011 11:01:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 08/09/2011 | Tina Korbe
    The president of the National Organization of Women actually rose to Rep. Michele Bachmann’s defense yesterday (didn’t see that coming!), while Newsweek editor Tina Brown tried to justify the “Crazy Eyes” cover that inspired so much conservative commentary yesterday. But one person seem disinclined to talk about the cover one way or another and that was Bachmann herself. As of yesterday afternoon, Bachmann still hadn’t seen the picture and she didn’t seem to care too much to talk about it when she could be talking about her campaign and her ideas for the country: Brown claims the cover is OK...
  • NBC Omits “Under God”, “One Nation’ & “Indivisible” From Pledge Before US Open

    06/19/2011 6:35:49 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    Iconic Surrealism ^ | June 20th | Jay Busbee
    Listen to the pledge of allegiance that runs alongside the patriotic images, and later to the one that overlays video of previous U.S. Open winners: (VIDEO)
  • White House: No More Photo Re-Enactments

    05/12/2011 12:55:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies · 1+ views
    AP/ABC ^ | 5/12/11 | David Bauder
    The White House said it is ending its long-running practice of having presidents re-enact televised speeches for news photographers following major addresses to the country, a little-known arrangement that fed suggestions of fakery when Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden. After Obama's live, late-evening address from the East Room of the White House on May 1, five photographers were ushered in to shoot pictures as the president stood at the podium and re-read a few lines of his speech — a practice that news organizations have protested for years. Even though The Associated Press and other news...
  • Staging of Obama photo taken after TV announcement of bin Laden's death.

    05/04/2011 3:33:11 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 49 replies
    REUTERS vis Drudge Report ^ | 5/4/2011 | Al Tompkins
    “As President Obama continued his nine-minute address in front of just one main network camera, the photographers were held outside the room by staff and asked to remain completely silent. Once Obama was off the air, we were escorted in front of that teleprompter and the President then re-enacted the walk-out and first 30 seconds of the statement for us.”
  • Obama: No shirtless pictures

    12/28/2010 2:20:02 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 5+ views
    Obama: No shirtless pictures By Ian Swanson - 12/28/10 04:34 PM ET The White House is taking extra steps to prevent photos of a shirtless President Obama on vacation in Hawaii. The president and his family are on a snorkeling trip in Haunama Bay State Park, and traveling press are under “explicit instructions that there will be no long lenses or other sneaky attempts to take pictures,” according to a pool report. Photos of a shirtless president on a Hawaii vacation after his win in the 2008 presidential election caused a stir two Christmases ago. Washingtonian magazine even ran a...
  • Islamic militants raid Chechen parliament, 6 dead

    10/19/2010 12:46:26 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    GROZNY, Russia – Islamic insurgents attacked Chechnya's parliament Tuesday in a brazen suicide raid that left six people dead and 17 wounded, defying Kremlin claims of stability in the volatile southern region.
  • MTV Denies That Obama Telecast Is Political (No equal time for GOP...)

    10/13/2010 8:09:19 AM PDT · by massmike · 76 replies · 1+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 10/13/2010 | Emily Miller
    Viacom networks MTV, BET and CMT are giving an hour of free air time to President Obama less than three weeks before the midterm elections. The so-called “A Conversation with President Obama” will be live and commercial-free on six Viacom networks at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The networks will not give equal time to a Republican before the election, according to a spokeswoman. MTV denies that the Obama hour of TV is political, despite the timing, weeks before the midterm elections.
  • 'The AP will not distribute images or audio that specifically show Qurans being burned'

    09/09/2010 9:37:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 98 replies
    Poynter ^ | 9/9/10 | Tom Kent
    Memo sent to AP staff From: Kent, Tom Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2010 11:53 AM Subject: Standards Center guidance: Planned Sept. 11 Quran burning Colleagues, As you know, a group known as the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., has announced that it intends to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11. -snip- Should the event happen on Saturday, the AP will not distribute images or audio that specifically show Qurans being burned, and will not provide detailed text descriptions of the burning.
  • ABC News Reprimands Audio Operator Who Covered Mosque Protest

    08/26/2010 12:56:03 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 32 replies · 1+ views
    TV Newser ^ | August 26, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    A freelance audio operator covering a protest at the site of a proposed mosque and community center near Ground Zero has been reprimanded for his behavior. Andrea Lafferty, who was a speaker at the mosque opposition rally, first noticed the audio operator questioning a man in the crowd who was holding a sign which read, "No Sharia Here." On Andrew Brietbart's Big Journalism, Lafferty writes: He was very aggressive, disrespectful and condescending; apparently, he did not like the man's answers about Shariah and pushed the point: "Why do you feel threatened? What are you afraid of? Why can't you answer...
  • Bill White to filmmakers: Zoom in on Perry (casting look Perry-alike for webpisode advertising)

    08/03/2010 11:54:06 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies · 6+ views
    AP Via Houston Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2010, 5:28PM | KELLEY SHANNON
    Democrat Bill White's campaign is encouraging Texas' arts crowd to focus on Republican Gov. Rick Perry. A supporter of the former Houston mayor is organizing independent filmmakers to show the short films they are making on behalf of his campaign, White spokesman Katy Bacon said Thursday. The films will premiere at an as-yet unscheduled White campaign event in Austin. The initiative came into the spotlight after Perry's campaign noted that a filmmaker advertised on an actors' website for a look-alike for Perry, the state's longest-serving governor who is known for his thick mane of hair. The impersonator would be cast...
  • Liberal journalists suggest government shut down Fox News

    07/21/2010 6:39:38 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 48 replies · 1+ 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...
  • 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 –...