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  • Al Gore: Fox News & Talk Radio ‘Propaganda’ Has Created a ‘Hostile Environment’ for Progressives

    02/02/2013 11:24:57 AM PST · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Al Gore said President Barack Obama was forced to be cautious during his first term in office because of the “propaganda” served up by Fox News and talk radio that created a “hostile environment for progressive ideas.” The former vice president — who has been on somewhat of a media whirlwind since the sale his Current TV to Arab news network Al-Jazeera — made the comment during an interview to promote his latest book with PBS’ Charlie Rose this week in New York. “I think it has been a pretty hostile environment for progressive ideas,” Gore said. “And why is...
  • A Scandal Too Far: Steve Capus Terminated as NBC News President

    02/02/2013 6:56:57 AM PST · by Mozilla · 26 replies
    http://theothermccain.com/ ^ | February 2, 2013 | John Nolte/Robert Stacy McCain
    The New York Times spins it this way: The longest-serving president of any of the three network news divisions, Steve Capus of NBC News, stepped down from his position on Friday, six months after Comcast restructured its news units in a way that diminished his authority. Exactly how voluntary was this “stepping down”? John Nolte points to the scandal-plagued tenure of Capus at NBC News: 1. During last year’s presidential election, Andrea Mitchell was caught manufacturing a Romney gaffe where none existed. 2. During last year’s GOP primary, Ed Schultz edited video of Texas Governor Rick Perry to make him...
  • Journalists Instructed to Report on Benefits of Obamacare: "There's Only Upside"

    01/30/2013 5:46:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 30, 2013 | Rusty Weiss
    rlier this month, FreedomWorks covered a suspect symposium being sponsored by a pro-Obamacare organization, designed to provide journalists with "specialized education in health care reporting”. The anticipation of media bias was palpable. The symposium, sponsored by the Commonwealth Fund, hosted by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), held at Reuters headquarters in New York City, and with a featured student body of 17 mainstream reporters - including the Dallas Morning News, Reuters, and Money Magazine - has since come to pass, and the concerns of blatant media bias should be even more heightened in the aftermath. The SABEW has posted...
  • Candy “Ryan Ticket Death Wish” Crowley to moderate presidential debate

    08/13/2012 10:10:10 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 8/13/12 | William Jacobson
    What the hell was the Presidential Commission on Debates thinking? I realize it is hard to find any MSM person who is neutral much less perceived as neutral, but really … this person will moderate one of three presidential debates? She claimed to be reciting what unnamed Republicans were saying privately, but that’s the oldest trick in the book when a “news” person wants to insert her own opinion into a story without having to say its her own opinion.Video at linkNewsbusters has a good history of how every Republican Veep nominee gets attacked by the MSM: Video at link
  • ABC News Admits 'Incorrectly' Linking Tea Party to Mass Murder in Colorado

    07/20/2012 12:54:16 PM PDT · by South40 · 37 replies
    MRC ^ | 7/20/2012 | Scott Whitlock
    Three hours after reporter Brian Ross attempted to connect a mass killing in Colorado to the Tea Party, ABC News admitted that the story on Good Morning America was "incorrect." The retraction was added to the top of an existing online article about the murders. The story conceded, "An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes of a Colorado Tea Party organization might be the suspect, but that report was incorrect." [Update: Ross has now admitted his error on live ABC coverage.]
  • This Week's MSM Bias Award Goes to George Stephanopoulos

    01/10/2012 5:14:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    We've been dealing with liberal media bias for years, but George Stephanopoulos' performance in the Republican presidential debate Saturday night in New Hampshire was particularly egregious. In many of these MSM-moderated debates, liberal moderators have tried to stir up personal fights between candidates, which diverts our focus from more important issues and, before national television audiences, shifts attention far away from Barack Obama and his disastrous agenda. Yes, these are debates among Republicans and designed to bring out distinctions among the candidates, but it should be up to the candidates to initiate and define those distinctions, and it is improper...
  • Finally, some bipartisanship _ oops, nevermind

    12/20/2011 4:07:50 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2011 6:38 AM (ET) | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Mitch McConnell does not high-five easily or often. But a deal to keep American workers' taxes from rising on Jan. 1 was reason enough for the coolest negotiator in the Senate to lift a hand on camera and slap - or pat - some skin. His celebration was premature. Furious House Republicans said McConnell's deal for a two-month extension of payroll tax cuts is 10 months too few. They are prepared to let everyone's Social Security taxes rise an average $20 a week for a while if that's what it takes to extend the cut for...
  • Obama defends American faith amid GOP critique (& MSM Defends Obama)

    12/04/2011 4:10:08 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 4, 2012 5:42 AM (ET) | KEN THOMAS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney accuses President Barack Obama of considering America "just another nation." To other GOP politicians running for the White House, Obama has apologized for the United States and is presiding over the nation's decline. Now comes the counteroffensive. The president of the United States is defending his faith in America, confronting GOP efforts to undercut his leadership and raise questions about his patriotism as he seeks re-election. In the battle over "American exceptionalism," Obama used a recent trip to Asia to highlight America's role as the strongest and most influential nation on earth. In this...
  • One of Politico’s smear merchants Ken Vogel used to work for George Soros group

    11/01/2011 2:26:05 PM PDT · by opentalk · 4 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | October 31, 2011 | Fire Andrea Mitchell
    One of the authors of Politico’s smear piece on Herman Cain about alleged “inappropriate behavior” in the 1990s was Ken Vogel. If your read any of Vogel’s pieces at Politico they are usual smear articles on either Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and other conservatives. So it’s only fitting that according to CNSNEWS, Ken Vogel is a George Soros disciple. Vogel used to work for the George Soros-funded Center for Public Integrity in Washington. Consider the source: Ken Vogel of Politico used to work for the George Soros-funded Center for Public Integrity in Washington and has been involved...
  • Fact Check! Herman Cain’s Ice Cream Meltdown (BARF alert!!!)

    10/13/2011 2:09:33 PM PDT · by Baladas · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 13, 2011 | By John Berman
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain might be in the midst of his campaign’s first crisis, all thanks to ice cream. Now leading in at least one national poll, Cain is frequently asked if he is the new political flavor of the month. Cain’s canned response is: “Haagen-Dazs black walnut tastes good all the time.” Here’s the problem: Haagen Dazs no longer makes black walnut ice cream. It was a limited edition, and is no longer available. So, in a manner of speaking, you might say that Haagen Dazs black walnut was – by definition – a flavor of the month.
  • Cain earns prime real estate at Tuesday GOP debate

    10/10/2011 1:16:50 PM PDT · by Baladas · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill's BLOG BRIEFING ROOM ^ | 10/10/11 | Justin Sink
    As Herman Cain climbs the polls in the Republican primary, he is receiving increased attention from Republican voters, adversaries in the field and, it seems, the staging department of Tuesday's Washington Post/Bloomberg debate at Dartmouth College. Cain's rise to second in recent national polling means he has earned a spot next to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in tomorrow night's debate, ABC News is reporting. Gov. Rick Perry (Texas), whose numbers have been in freefall since the last GOP debate, has been edged to the right of Cain, meaning he'll be paired across the table from fellow Texan Rep. Ron...
  • Cain Says He Should Have Spoken Up For Gay Soldier

    10/02/2011 3:00:31 PM PDT · by Baladas · 204 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 2, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday that he should not have stayed silent after the audience at a GOP debate booed a gay soldier serving in Iraq. The Georgia businessman told ABC's "This Week" that it would have been "appropriate" for him to have defended the soldier. None of the candidates on stage at the Sept. 22 forum responded to the boos. "In retrospect, because of the controversy it has created and because of the different interpretations that it could have had, yes, that probably — that would have been appropriate," Cain said, when asked if...
  • Newt Gingrich to Brody File: Media’s Two-Man Race Storyline Smacks of “Arrogance and Stupidity”

    09/24/2011 11:44:28 AM PDT · by Baladas · 38 replies
    CBN/The Brody File ^ | September 24, 2011 | David Brody
    In a one-on-one backstage interview with The Brody File, presidential contender Newt Gingrich says the fact that the media has declared this a two-man race between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry is a, “combination of arrogance and stupidity.”
  • Rick Perry accused of hypocrisy . . . (hit piece)

    08/21/2011 11:05:05 AM PDT · by Baladas · 43 replies
    Daily Mail Online0UK ^ | 21st August 2011 | John Stevens
    Leading Republican contender and prominent Christian candidate Rick Perry has been accused of hypocrisy after it was revealed that he invested thousands of dollars in the country's largest pornography distributor. Just a week after he launched his presidential campaign, the Texas governor has come under fire for his investment in Movie Gallery, a company that rented pornographic movies. In 1995, while serving as Texas' agriculture commissioner, financial disclosures reveal that Mr Perry bought between $5,000 and $10,000 worth of the company's stock. The revelation is particularly embarrassing for the Republican candidate as the company was boycotted by the American Family...
  • WATCH: CBS's Norah O'Donnell: "You Gave Them Everything They Wanted And We Got Nothing!"

    08/01/2011 12:07:14 PM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 63 replies · 1+ views
    During a White House press briefing, CBS's Norah O' Donnell asked Jay Carney "where are the tax revenues?" and bemoaned, "You gave them everything they wanted, and we got nothing!" in response to the debt ceiling deal.
  • Deferments Helped Trump Dodge Vietnam

    04/29/2011 5:12:12 PM PDT · by Baladas · 51 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | April 28, 2011
    APRIL 28--Despite Donald Trump’s claim this week that he avoided serving in the Vietnam War solely due to a high draft number, Selective Service records show that the purported presidential aspirant actually received a series of student deferments while in college and then topped those off with a medical deferment after graduation that helped spare him from fighting for his country, The Smoking Gun has learned. During a TV interview Tuesday morning, Trump--who spent his high school years enrolled at the New York Military Academy--said, “I actually got lucky because I had a very high draft number. I’ll never forget,...
  • 'Birther' claims force GOP leaders to take a stand (Orwellian alert!!!)

    04/23/2011 10:35:03 AM PDT · by Baladas · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/23/10 | staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the conspiracy theory that won't go away. And it's forcing Republican officials and presidential contenders to pick sides: Do they think Barack Obama was born outside the United States and disqualified to be president? As the Republican candidates tiptoe through the minefield, Democrats are watching. They hope the debate will fire up their liberal base and perhaps tie the eventual GOP nominee to fringe beliefs that swing voters will reject. In recent days several prominent Republicans have distanced themselves, with varying degrees of emphasis, from the false claim that Obama was born in a foreign country....
  • Todd Palin, husband of Sarah Palin, is not involved in a prostitution ring with Shailey Tripp: cops

    01/26/2011 11:12:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | January 26, 2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    Looks like the First Dude is off the hook. The Anchorage Police Department blasted the National Enquirer’s recent report that Todd Palin is embroiled in a sex scandal involving an extramarital affair with a massage therapist who belonged to a prostitution ring. "It was just guilt by innuendo, nothing else," Lt. Dave Parker told the Daily News on Wednesday. "There’s not one scintilla of evidence that Todd Palin had anything to do with this." The Enquirer claimed 36-year-old Shailey Tripp was arrested for maintaining a house of prostitution in March and that cops had confiscated physical evidence that could tie...
  • Chris Matthews' back-patting: Claims to know when he's 'making an ass' of himself (Video)

    01/21/2011 3:50:09 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 21, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    You could almost make a “Chris Matthews gaffes” highlight reel of his years as an MSNBC host. He once called West Point, site of the U.S. Military Academy, “enemy territory.” He has said President Barack Obama gave him a “thrill up his leg.” He even made an awkward pass at CNBC anchor Erin Burnett on live air. And on his Thursday show, he told Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall he was falling in love with him. But don’t let him know those gestures probably aren’t appropriate, especially for live television. ...more (w/video)...
  • How the Mainstream Media Misses the News

    08/08/2010 5:14:53 AM PDT · by preacher · 21 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July/August 2010 | Jennifer Rubin
    For a year, a small number of conservative media outlets have been reporting on the New Black Panther Party scandal – a slam-dunk voter-intimidation case documented on videotape, which the government won by default but that Obama administration appointees ordered career lawyers to dismiss against the NBPP and two individual defendants. (The injunction against a third individual was drastically curtailed.) On the web at CONTENTIONS, Hot Air.com, and National Review Online, and on the pages of the Weekly Standard and the Washington Times, readers could watch the story unfold as bit by bit an extraordinary tale came into focus
  • Journolist’s Vision Of The Anointed

    07/21/2010 8:45:29 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 10 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 7/20/2010 | David Hogberg
    Noted economist Thomas Sowell has written extensively on the “Vision of the Anointed” — intellectuals’ supreme confidence in their own superior knowledge and virtue that leads them to believe that they are an anointed elite qualified to make decisions for the rest of us to lead humanity to a better life. And, boy, was that ever on display in the “Journolist,” a now-defunct listserv comprised of several hundred liberal journalists. The Daily Caller has managed to get ahold of some Journolist e-mails, and today’s story reveals that some members wanted Fox News off the air:
  • Obamas head to family weekend on Maine coast

    07/16/2010 7:56:39 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 66 replies · 3+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | Fri Jul 16, 5:44 am ET | Mark S. Smith
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and his family are heading off Friday for the weekend to a spectacular national park on the coast of Maine, no doubt hoping this latest jaunt doesn't fall victim to the Obama family travel hex. That would be the one in which events seem to scramble the plans whenever Obama has his wife and daughters in the mix. In a mere 18 months on the job, Obama has rolled up an impressive record of diversions, interruptions, delays and outright cancellations of planned family travel — all thanks to the nonstop demands of a turbulent...
  • Boatloads of bloody-minded pacifists

    06/01/2010 4:27:27 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 15 replies · 769+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 2nd June 2010 | Andrew Bolt
    NOTHING more to be said. Israeli soldiers kill at least nine peace activists trying to ship aid to a starving people. Or, as the front page of The Age screamed yesterday: "Israel kills boat protesters." End of story. There are riots and protests in London, Paris, New York, Istanbul, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and throughout the Middle East. The UN whacks Israel and calls for an emergency meeting of the Security Council. From Moscow to Washington, Israel stands utterly friendless. Dangerously alone. What a coup for those pledged to destroy that tiny Jewish country. How discredited and defenceless Israel seems. Someone...
  • Drudge Report Links To,-Promotes Anti-Israel AP and Reuters Media

    05/31/2010 10:31:31 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 16 replies · 514+ views
    Drudge Report has a bad habit of linking to and promoting articles written and contrived by anti-Israel AP and Reuters "stringers".Unless Drudge changes it today sometime after this is posted, currently as of this writting there is not a single Israeli account of the interdiction of the so-called "peace-activist" Gaza flotila on the Drudge Report.No links to Jpost, Israel National News, or other Israeli media articles on the incident.The current [ 9:47am EST 05/31/10] page of Drudge Report lists the following headlines on this matter:Israeli commandos storm aid flotilla; 10 killed... Israelis say self-defense; were attacked with knives, sticks, gunfire...France: Profoundly shocked, Europe calls for...
  • Israel Storms Gaza Troublemaker Ship

    05/31/2010 5:52:27 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 6 replies · 393+ views
    ECR ^ | 01 Jun 10 | EC
    ANKARA — Shock and outrage swept the globe Monday after Israeli commandos stormed a flotilla of aid ships bound for the Gaza Strip, as the Jewish state's foes and allies closed ranks in condemning the deadly raid. The UN's rights chief Navi Pillay said she was "shocked" at the violence of the raid, which left at least 10 dead, many of them reportedly Turks, while the European Union demanded a full inquiry from Tel-Aviv.
  • Palin Stalking Author Like a Wife Beater Blaming the Wife

    05/30/2010 7:27:01 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 38 replies · 1,092+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/30/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Left-wing, hack writer Joe McGinniss is showing signs of instability. Like a wife beater, he's now blaming Sarah Palin for being alarmed and upset that he -- well known as her literary stalker -- has suddenly appeared as her new next door neighbor. McGinnis has, wife-beater-like, been quoted by the Washington Post that HE is the one "offended" by Palin's portrayal of HIM. McGinniss told the Post that Palin should have "offered him a plate of cookies" when he moved in to stalk her instead of scoffing about him on her FaceBook account. He says that he was "deeply offended"...
  • Obama Turns His Back On the Press (Gives middle finger to media again)

    05/19/2010 1:26:28 PM PDT · by teddyballgame · 49 replies · 1,341+ views
    The Caucus ^ | 5/`9/10 | PETER BAKER
    So when the president hosted a “news conference” in the Rose Garden with the president of Mexico on Wednesday, Mr. Reid thought maybe this time Mr. Obama would take questions. Instead, Mr. Obama allowed only a single question from the American news media, calling on a reporter from Univision, making it unlikely that he would be asked about Tuesday’s anti-incumbent election results. Sure enough, Mr. Obama was asked about the Arizona law aimed at stopping illegal immigrants, a law he had already denounced in his opening remarks and was happy to denounce again in response to the question. He did...
  • Progressives: Lies and More Lies, In Three Acts III

    04/08/2010 5:01:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeHideout · 3 replies · 153+ views
    Act III: Escalation, Intimidation, and Provocation The latest threat against the Tea Parties has come from the anarchists, who are reporting that they will disrupt rallies at some point. Here are some comments from Steve (from Motor City Times) at the Resistance. Anarchists are planning to infiltrate Tea Party rally’s in the near future. According to the ultra Liberal Raw Story.com they are going to stage peaceful protest and advocate an increase in food stamp subsidies. Or something along those lines: But is it war the anarchists are planning? Not according to the blog posting that started it all: A...
  • Progressives: Lies and More Lies, In Three Acts II

    04/07/2010 5:26:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeHideout · 5 replies · 208+ views
    Act II: Stage Crimes and Blame the Opposition: As we pointed out in our recent post, the Democrats have a long history of staging events to smear their opposition and promote the part of the narrative that the Tea Parties are filled with violent terrorists. They’ve been forwarding this for about a year now, starting with the MIAC and DHS “reports.” Since the Tea Parties have not given them the “crisis” that they need, they will now create them. There have been threats phoned in to Dem headquarters around the country. There have been windows broken. A Conservative, either using...
  • The Progressives: Lies and More Lies, in Three Acts

    04/06/2010 5:04:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeHideout · 3 replies · 255+ views
    Note: This is the first in a series of posts about what I believe to be the current state of the smear campaign against the Tea Parties. Back in February, we were discussing the report that the Democrats were going to go after the Tea Parties. Now, while many bloggers (including myself) discussed this at length, I was left wondering, “why let this out in the open?” After all, if someone is going to go after someone (or something), why broadcast it? It’s not the best tactic, is it? The events of the last two weeks have given me some...
  • Sorry Lame-stream Media, The FBI Does Not See a Violent Militia Trend

    03/31/2010 3:16:52 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 16 replies · 534+ views
    The Lid/Washington Post ^ | 3/31/2010 | The Lid
    It seems as if the only topic that the Media Wants to talk about is what they perceive as the "violence" in the Tea Party movement. Obama apologists such as the ADL and the Southern Poverty Law Center have written bogus reports about the Tea Party Movement, saying that the movement is leading to an increase of violence in the country. Heck even Larry King is getting into the act, interviewing Dana Loesch last night, trying to get her to say that the tea party is all about violence (of course he was not successful, see video below). Earlier this...
  • Group arrested not Christian or militia, insider says

    03/30/2010 7:03:51 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 87 replies · 1,883+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/30/10
    Members of a militia charged with plotting to kill police were not Christian or a militia, a man acquainted with the group said Tuesday. "This is a group that I would classify as neither a militia or a Christian group," said Michael Lackomar, a member of the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia. "They're really a fringe group outside of anything we do.
  • Is Meghan McCain, Miss Maverick, Undermining Her Daddy? (BARF ALERT!!!)

    02/10/2010 9:50:43 AM PST · by Baladas · 23 replies · 749+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | 02/10/10 | Frances Tobin
    Last weekend's National Tea Party Convention continues to color this week's new cycle, though the majority of headlines that have come out of Nashville thus far have tacked away from the positive in the direction of the down-right comical. (I can't be the only one crossing my fingers in hopes that a Tina Fey "palmprompter" sketch is in the works for "SNL.") As PD's Mary C. Curtis reported, convention attendees showed up for the political red meat and, boy, did they get it. Though Sarah Palin was the belle of the ball, it was former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) who...
  • Chris Matthews Wonders "How World Will See First Black President Going Into A Black Country" (Video)

    01/14/2010 5:58:35 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 25 replies · 801+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/14/10 | HAP
    On Obama: "Going into a black country with so much exciting action, if that's not gonna be a really good thing for us in the world"...Matthews makes a fool out of himself yet again..(Video)
  • Rush Limbaugh Slams Obama's Response to Haiti Earthquake

    01/14/2010 11:36:57 AM PST · by Steelfish · 91 replies · 4,034+ views
    CBSNews ^ | January 14, 2010
    January 14, 2010 1:32 PM Rush Limbaugh Slams Obama's Response to Haiti Earthquake Stephanie Condon (AP Photo)In the face of utter devastation across Haiti following a huge earthquake, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves yesterday to blast President Obama for his response to the crisis. The disaster enables Mr. Obama to highlight his "compassionate" and "humanitarian" credentials and to "boost his credibility with the black community," Limbaugh said. He also decried the White House's promotion of charitable organizations through which people can contribute to the disaster relief. "We've already donated to Haiti," he said. "It's called...
  • Media Lies About Limbaugh on Haiti: Rush Did Not Discourage Donations For Earthquake Relief

    01/14/2010 10:43:44 AM PST · by kristinn · 50 replies · 5,582+ views
    Kristinn
    Led by the Democratic party front group Media Matters which issued a posting headlined "We've already donated to Haiti, it's called the U.S. income tax", the media is smearing Rush Limbaugh with a despicable lie accusing Rush of telling his listeners to not donate to Haiti earthquake relief efforts.Rush was warning listeners of being taken in by the Obama administration by going to WhiteHouse.gov, as Obama instructed, to make donations to Haiti earthquake relief. He was concerned the donations made there would go to the Obama administration. It was that concern that prompted his remark that has been taken out...
  • IRAQ: Senator Murray Speaks...(2007 Bashing of Bush for a miltary 'stretched thin')

    01/14/2010 8:16:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies · 444+ views
    Patty Murray's web site ^ | 07/10/07 | An intern for Patty Murray, probably
    "...more than four years into the war in Iraq, our troops are stretched thin, our equipment is deteriorating, and the patience of our nation is wearing thin. We have seen 3,600 service members die. Thousands upon thousands more have been injured. "
  • National Guard Stretched Thin (2005 CBS Hit Piece on Bush in wake of natural disaster)

    01/14/2010 8:05:21 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies · 323+ views
    See BS News ^ | 9/10/05 | Scott Benjamin
    The National Guard is stretched so thin by simultaneous assignments in Iraq and the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast that leaders in statehouses and Congress say it is time to reconsider how the force is used.
  • Obama a tough critic of himself (GAG ALERT!!!)

    10/27/2009 11:09:46 AM PDT · by Baladas · 8 replies · 623+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/27/09 | Jennifer Loven
    WASHINGTON — “I wish that we had come back with better news from Copenhagen,” President Barack Obama said a few weeks ago after an unsuccessful trip across the ocean to try to snag the 2016 Summer Olympics for Chicago. It wasn’t the kind of happy spin that politicians typically come up with after a failure. Call it a breath of fresh air or a turnoff. Either way, the man in the Oval Office is making a habit of confessing, apologizing, revealing and regretting. Don’t mistake it: Team Obama doesn’t miss many chances to try to put its actions in a...
  • Axelrod and Ailes Meet, but Details Are Few

    10/07/2009 3:49:36 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 19 replies · 810+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/7/2009 | Brian Stelter
    Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News, met with the White House adviser David Axelrod last month. And it is a testament to Fox’s influence that that the meeting is newsworthy at all. Politico broke the news Tuesday afternoon, prompting speculation about the nature of the conversation. A Fox press representative confirmed that the two men met over a cup of coffee last month during Mr. Obama’s visit to the United Nations. The representative called it a “cordial conversation.” Details of the conversation have not dribbled out yet. “I’ve known Roger for a long time,” Mr. Axelrod told Time magazine...
  • Beck Asks “Where Is The MSM?”….Why, They Are Fact Checking SNL

    10/05/2009 6:58:19 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies · 1,647+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-5-09 | Curt
    Beck is completely right here. He is a bit upset that the MSM spends their time digging at his past rather then reporting on the issues he has been so right about. Van Jones? Yup, hit the nail on the head. Acorn? Yup, hit the nail on the head. (h/t Hot Air) [VIDEO AT SITE] But what does our MSM do? They fact check.....FACT CHECK....a Saturday Night Live skit. [VIDEO AT SITE] Un-freakin-believable. Did they fact check the Palin skits? Nope. Have they fact checked ANY snl skits? But when they attack their messiah they suddenly decide to fact check...
  • John Stewart Attacks ACORN & The MSM Who Hid From The Story

    09/16/2009 5:28:45 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies · 1,215+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-16-09 | Curt
    I have to give John Stewart mad props...as a white pimp would say...for not hiding from this story as other liberals are and actually took ACORN to task, and even more for calling out the MSM on their non-reporting. I agree with this guy maybe 1% of the time, and this is that 1%: [VIDEO AT SITE] (Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net
  • N.C. Dem's Death Threat Over Health Care

    08/08/2009 1:21:12 PM PDT · by Baladas · 43 replies · 1,441+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 8, 2009 | staff
    AP) A North Carolina congressman who supports an overhaul of the health care system had his life threatened, as increasingly raucous protests are greeting pro-reform lawmakers at town hall meetings across the country. Democratic Rep. Brad Miller received the death threat in a phone call Monday, one of hundreds the congressman's office has fielded demanding town-hall meetings on the health care proposal, said his spokeswoman, LuAnn Canipe. She said the callers were "trying to instigate town halls so they can show up and disrupt." Democratic lawmakers expected protests and demonstrations as they headed back to their states and districts over...
  • Dobbs Show Presents Challenge for CNN

    08/03/2009 10:22:34 AM PDT · by Baladas · 22 replies · 910+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 3, 2009 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (Aug. 3) -- He's become a publicity nightmare for CNN, embarrassed his boss and hosted a show that seemed to contradict the network's "no bias" brand. And on top of all that, his ratings are slipping. How does Lou Dobbs keep his job? It's not a simple answer. CNN insists it is standing behind Dobbs, despite calls for his head from critics of his reporting on "birthers" — those who believe President Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States despite convincing evidence to the contrary. The "birthers" believe Obama was born in Kenya, and thus not eligible...
  • Obama Joker Poster Popping Up In Los Angeles

    08/01/2009 5:41:49 PM PDT · by Baladas · 232 replies · 29,756+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | August 1, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    Have you seen this poster? Apparently, it's beginning to appear in odd places in Los Angeles, but nobody seems to know who's responsible for it. Radio host Tammy Bruce posted some pictures of this odd creation at her blog Saturday morning (h/t Pamela Geller) leading me to investigate further. At this point, all I could find on the subject was an April 25 article from Bedlam Magazine: A poster of Barack Obama in Heath Ledger-style Joker make-up with the legend 'Socialism' beneath it has been popping up recently on surfaces around L.A. It does not appear to be in the...
  • Axelrod's Son Hired by Huffington Post

    07/29/2009 1:14:30 PM PDT · by Baladas · 15 replies · 489+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    David Axelrod's son is following his father's career path -- that is, the one he had before becoming a political strategist. Ethan Axelrod is joining the Huffington Post, the liberal Web site that has been largely supportive of President Obama. His dad, now a White House senior adviser, was a Chicago Tribune reporter until he quit in 1984 to help run a Senate campaign (and still has a soft spot for newspapers, though his old one is in bankruptcy). "I've been interested in journalism for a while," the 22-year-old Axelrod said Tuesday. "I heard through my father that they were...
  • Couric: Like Cronkite, I Get 'Grief From Both Sides Of Aisle'

    07/20/2009 5:01:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies · 1,302+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Katie Couric offered some comic relief on this morning's Early Show, preaching the importance of objectivity in reporting. As evidence of her impartiality, the CBS Evening News anchor cited the fact that, as did Cronkite, she has gotten "grief from both sides of the aisle." Now I suppose some of the more radical elements of the Red Army Faction might have found something to quibble with in Couric's coverage over the years. But how can the woman who has come to epitomize MSM liberal bias suggest with a straight face that criticism has come in comparable degree from the left...
  • Saccharine Shipman Consoles Sotomayor Sibling

    06/10/2009 5:49:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 4 replies · 320+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    WARNING: Viewing the accompanying video could cause a dangerous rise in blood-sugar levels. When Clarence Thomas was approaching his confirmation hearings, we all remember the touching, sentimental segments the networks ran on his challenging childhood. Or not. On today's GMA ABC's Claire Shipman took a sentimental stroll down memory lane with Juan Sotomayor, Sonia's likable younger brother. At one point, viewing a display about his sister in their old high school in the Bronx, Juan gets choked up. And there's Claire, shown not once but twice reaching out a comforting arm to console the Sotomayor sibling. View video here.
  • Obama has put his ambition and audacity to work -- he's leading with a sense of urgency and calm

    04/18/2009 7:36:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies · 894+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 19, 2009 | Faye Fiore and Mark Z. Barabak
    On the last Friday in March, President Barack Obama summoned leaders of the banking industry to the White House, where they gathered around a mahogany table in the sumptuous State Dining Room. On this day there was not a piece of fruit or can of soda in sight. At each place was a glass of water. No ice. No refills. The president's message was as hard and crusty as a slab of day-old bread. He urged the businessmen to view corporate excess through the eyes of Americans who are belt-tightening their way through the recession. Obama mentioned the carpet stains...
  • Did Madame Tussauds snub GOP first ladies?

    04/09/2009 1:47:02 PM PDT · by Baladas · 14 replies · 921+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2009 | Stephanie Green and Elizabeth Glover
    After the fanfare surrounding first lady Michelle Obama's new wax figure at Madame Tussauds in downtown Washington Tuesday, we noticed something peculiar: No Republican first ladies have had the honor of being immortalized in wax at the museum. Besides Mrs. Obama, the Tussauds inventory here includes a figure of Hillary Rodham Clinton and, not one, but two gloved and ladylike Jackie Kennedys. But nary a Nancy Reagan, Betty Ford or Barbara or Laura Bush. "There have not been enough guest requests" for, say, a Mrs. Reagan or Mrs. Ford, museum marketing director Rosemary Del Prado said Tuesday. The museum solicits...