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  • Can Speculation Be Defined as News?

    01/04/2017 8:04:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    At the dawn of 2017, let us offer a philosophical question for the news media. If the scourge of the new year is "fake news," should we not concede that it's not news to speculate about what will happen after a news event? The problem is, without speculation about the future -- whether immediate or distant -- cable news channels and radio news outlets would surely enter a crisis about how to fill 24 hours a day, and newspapers would struggle to fill their pages. Time magazine offered a double issue called "The Year Ahead." Obviously, it cannot be...
  • New York Times Hires Reporter Who Sent Stories To Clinton Staffers For Approval

    12/12/2016 9:54:45 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/12/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Politico’s Glenn Thrush, who was exposed in WikiLeaks emails sending stories to Hillary Clinton staffers before publication, will be joining the New York Times to cover the White House, The Huffington Post reported Monday. “We’re thrilled that Glenn Thrush is joining The Times,” Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times’ Washington bureau chief, told The Huffington Post. “He’s a premier political journalist, a master of breaking news and long-form story telling and a stellar addition to our White House team.” While Bumiller described Thrush as a “premier political journalist,” in one email to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, Thrush chose...
  • Exclusive Clinton Ties Could Doom For Profit Laurette University's IPO

    11/06/2016 2:31:08 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7-24-16 | Richard Pollock
    DES MOINES, IA - OCTOBER 24: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband former president Bill Clinton greet guests at the end of the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on October 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The dinner is a major fundraiser for Iowa's Democratic Party. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) ∧ Reports of faulty corporate record keeping and links to the growing controversy over allegations of Clinton Foundation “pay-to-play” schemes could doom the pending initial public offering (IPO) of the for-profit Laureate Education university, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. Billionaire George Soros, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and...
  • NBC, Chuck Todd Hide Wife's Kaine Donation, and Her Firm Getting Millions from Bernie Campaign

    10/26/2016 11:28:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 26, 2016 | Tim Graham
    NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd has a wife who’s active in Democratic Party strategic communications, and sometimes donates to Democrats. In 2012, Kristian Denny Todd contributed $2,500 to Sen. Tim Kaine. Todd never felt any need to disclose this during his three recent Kaine interviews on NBC (August 7, September 18, and October 23). But Maverick Mail & Strategies, the firm Mrs. Todd founded in 2007 with fellow James Webb aides Steve Jarding and Jessica Vanden Berg, did heavy lifting for openly socialist Bernie Sanders for President this year. Open Secrets shows a bill for $1.992 million made...
  • New Podesta Email Exposes Dem Playbook For Rigging Polls Through "Oversamples"

    10/23/2016 4:57:05 PM PDT · by cutty · 47 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Oct 23, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    the obvious sampling bias in the latest ABC / Washington Post poll that showed a 12-point national advantage for Hillary. Like many of the recent polls from Reuters, ABC and The Washington Post, this latest poll included a 9-point sampling bias toward registered democrats. ... for all of you out there who still aren't convinced that the polls are rigged, we present to you the following Podesta email, leaked earlier today, that conveniently spells out, in startling detail, exactly how to rig them. The email starts out with a request for recommendations on "oversamples for polling" in order to "maximize...
  • What we've learned from WikiLeaks: Team Clinton treats reporters like butlers and maids

    10/15/2016 4:38:06 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 14, 2016 | L. Brent Bozell III, Tim Graham
    After binging for hundreds of minutes on the Donald Trump sex-talk tape, the liberal networks are now tiptoeing around the Wikileaks revelations, but spinning it as some kind of Russian conspiracy. .. Maggie Haberman of the New York Times was singled out as a pliant recycler of their narratives: “We have has [sic] a very good relationship with Maggie Haberman of Politico over the last year. We have had her tee up stories for us before and have never been disappointed... CNBC’s Becky Quick – who also moderated the CNBC GOP debate – promised John Podesta after Sylvia Mathews Burwell...
  • Winners and losers from the 2nd presidential debate (MSN Alert!)

    10/09/2016 11:46:32 PM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 22 replies
    MSNWashingtonpost ^ | October 9, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed in often personal terms in the second presidential debate on Sunday night in St. Louis. I watched, tweeted and picked some winners and losers. My picks (author's picks, not mine) are below.
  • FREEP THIS POLL!!! MSN!

    09/26/2016 8:01:05 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 51 replies
    POLL RESULTS Who do you believe won Monday night’s presidential debate? 40% Hillary Clinton45% Donald Trump 6% It was a tie 9% I’m not sure Total responses: 12,402 votes Full election coverage from MSN News
  • Twin Falls Newspaper Financed by Globalist Warren Buffett Attacks Breitbart

    08/25/2016 4:39:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Aug 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The daily paper, which operates as, in effect, a local monopoly in the small southern Idaho city at the center of a sexual assault of a 5 -year-old American-born girl involving three Muslim refugee boys, is owned by Lee Enterprises, which received a $2.1 million loan in 2012 and another $9 million loan in 2013 from a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by globalist billionaire Warren Buffett, an ardent supporter who endorsed Hillary Clinton in December. ... The Twin Falls Times-News op-ed generated a number of comments from local readers, some backing the paper’s reporting as “objective,” but...
  • Cisco Systems to lay off about 14,000 employees: Report

    08/17/2016 5:01:58 AM PDT · by mykroar · 64 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 8/17/2016 | Reuters
    Cisco Systems Inc is laying off about 14,000 employees, representing nearly 20 percent of the network equipment maker's global workforce, technology news site CRN reported, citing sources close to the company. San Jose, California-based Cisco is expected to announce the cuts within the next few weeks, the report said, as the company transition from its hardware roots into a software-centric organization. Apart from Cisco, two other big software companies, Microsoft Corp and HP Inc, have also announced job cuts this year.Microsoft said in July that it would lay off about 2,850 jobs over the next 12 months, taking its total...
  • Bungling Microsoft singlehandedly proves that golden backdoor keys are a terrible idea

    08/10/2016 11:44:58 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    The Register UK ^ | 10 Aug 2016 at 06:56, | By Chris Williams
    Redmond races to revoke Secure Boot debug policy Microsoft leaked the golden keys that unlock Windows-powered tablets, phones and other devices sealed by Secure Boot – and is now scrambling to undo the blunder. These skeleton keys can be used to install non-Redmond operating systems on locked-down computers. In other words, on devices that do not allow you to disable Secure Boot even if you have administrator rights – such as ARM-based Windows RT tablets – it is now possible to sidestep this block and run, say, GNU/Linux or Android. What's more, it is believed it will be impossible...
  • Physician: Mainstream Media "Strangely Silent" About Hillary Clinton's Health

    08/10/2016 1:41:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 75 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 10, 2016 | Breitbart News
    The executive director of a physicians’ organization questions how the mainstream media can ignore signs of what could be a traumatic brain injury in the Democrat nominee for president. Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, observes that “strangely silent is the mainstream media about the fitness” for presidential office of Hillary Clinton. At AAPS’ website, Orient summarizes the concerns about Clinton’s health that she says are growing:
  • COWS Investigates Twin Falls Child Rape [ Idaho ]

    06/30/2016 12:22:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Tony Shelton
    there is no peace in Twin Falls Idaho. The peace of our nation has been given over to a new way of life. In June of this year a horrific crime occurred. Or did it? It is hard to know for sure in a country where the government directs the media and controls free speech of its citizens. The members of the Coalition of Western States, (COWS) wanted to know the truth. The Coalition of Western States is a group of concerned legislators, local government representatives, sheriffs, attorneys, and concerned citizens dedicated to the restoration of the Sovereignty of the...
  • Microsoft forced to back off tricky Win10 upgrade prompts

    06/28/2016 7:39:11 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 81 replies
    iTnews (.com.au) ^ | Jun 29 2016 10:45AM (AUS) | Staff Writer
    Microsoft has been forced to change the red "x" notification on its Windows 10 upgrade prompts after users reacted angrily to the misleading button. Microsoft dispensed with the historical function of the red "x" in the upgrade prompts to instead use it as authorisation for the upgrade process; clicking the button meant users gave their consent for the upgrade to take place. But backlash from users over the perceived trickery has pushed Microsoft to pledge to modify the button back to its original function. Now, clicking the "x" will dismiss the upgrade prompt and won't initiate the Windows 10 download,...
  • Woman Wins $10,000 Lawsuit Against Microsoft Over Windows 10 Upgrades

    06/27/2016 9:47:33 AM PDT · by dayglored · 68 replies
    SlashDot ^ | Jun 27, 2016 | Anon
    A few days after Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public last year, Teri Goldstein's computer started trying to download and install the new operating system. The update, which she says she didn't authorize, failed. Instead, the computer she uses to run her Sausalito, California, travel-agency business slowed to a crawl. It would crash, she says, and be unusable for days at a time. "I had never heard of Windows 10," Goldstein said. "Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to update." When outreach to Microsoft's customer support didn't fix the issue, Goldstein took the software giant to court, seeking...
  • Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26 billion

    06/13/2016 6:06:50 AM PDT · by Cronos · 46 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 13 June 2016 | James Titcomb
    is buying the professional social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion (£18.5bn), the two companies have announced. The news, announced on Monday afternoon, instantly sent LinkedIn's share price soaring by 50 percent. The deal will represent one of the biggest in Microsoft's history. Microsoft said LinkedIn boss Jeff Weiner would stay in charge and report to Satya Nadella. “The LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business centered on connecting the world’s professionals,” Nadella said. “Together we can accelerate the growth of LinkedIn, as well as Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics as we seek to empower every person and organization on the...
  • Why Bill Clinton's 26 Trips on the Lolita Express Child Rape Jet Matter

    05/16/2016 8:42:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 100 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 15, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    We don't know what Bill Clinton did or didn't do in company with Jeffrey Epstein. But we certainly know what Epstein did and, almost as outrageously, what he got away with doing. Some of the most shocking allegations against Epstein surfaced only after the conclusion of an FBI probe, in civil suits brought by his victims: for example, the claim that three 12-year-old French girls were delivered to him as a birthday present. ... Sex crimes of the kind Roberts alleges took place typically carry a term of 10 to 20 years in federal prison. Yet when all was said...
  • First 10 seconds: What the general public saw in California- followed by what I saw.

    05/09/2016 4:28:20 PM PDT · by Syncro · 53 replies
    @DanScavino Twitteer ^ | 5/9//2016 | Dan Scavino
    First 10 seconds: What the general public saw in California- followed by what I saw. #Trump2016 #TrumpTrain #MAGAhttps://t.co/H18JKFcr9k— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) May 9, 2016
  • 'I thought my daughter clicked on ransomware – it was the d@mn Windows 10 installer' (tales of woe)

    05/06/2016 1:45:11 PM PDT · by dayglored · 66 replies
    The Register ^ | May 6, 2016 | Chris Williams
    <p>At the end of April, Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware interrupted a live TV weather broadcast to urge meteorologist Metinka Slater to upgrade her computer.</p> <p>A week later, while playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive to 130,000 spectators on Twitch.tv, Erik Flom was blasted out of his match by the Windows 10 installer. This was even after he spent a few frantic minutes trying to delay the upgrade until after his game had ended. The fun starts about nine minutes into this recording of the live stream. "F*ck you, Windows 10!" was Flom's response.</p>
  • WashPost Buries Uncomfortable Fact: Gruesome, Slashing Killer Is An Illegal Alien

    05/02/2016 9:14:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 1, 2016 | Tim Graham
    On the front of Sunday’s Metro section of The Washington Post came this headline: “Gruesome images test jury during trial in Md.” Post reporter Dan Morse reported on a trial in suburban Montgomery County surrounding the murder of 36-year-old Oscar Navarro: “prosecutors were allowed to show jurors eight of the most disturbing photos -- a key to their obtaining a first-degree murder conviction Friday against Mauricio Morales-Caceres, 24.” It was only in paragraphs 29 and 30 that the Post acknowledged what they clearly felt was the least relevant news detail in this court case: The convicted murder is an illegal...
  • Microsoft Forced to Apologize for Racist Twitter AI chatbot

    03/26/2016 1:52:13 PM PDT · by dennisw · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | 26 Mar 2016 | Ben Kew
    Microsoft has issued an apology over their creation of an artificial intelligence program behind a Twitter account that began to post and retweet racist remarks. The chatbot, named Tay, was designed to become more intelligent as users interacted with it; however, it quickly started imitating targeted trolling messages tweeted at it, claiming that “the holocaust was made up,” “the Jews did 9/11,” and “I f***ng hate feminists and they should all die and burn in hell.” As a result, Tay was deactivated within 24 hours of its introduction. But on Friday, Peter Lee, Microsofts Head of Research, said the company...
  • #WhichHillary Blows Up on Twitter With Challenges of Clinton Flip-Flopping

    02/25/2016 3:50:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Mediaite via MSN ^ | 2/25/16 | Josh Feldman
    After Hillary Clinton was confronted by a #BlackLivesMatter protester last night over mass incarceration, #WhichHillary started to blow up on Twitter, and by this afternoon it's become a huge trending topic. Ashley Williams, the activist in question, featured #WhichHillary on the giant sign she held up. She was upset mostly by Clinton's comments about "superpredators" back in the 90s, which Mediaite's own Tommy Christopher was an unfair assessment of what she said when she was first lady. It started out with people calling out Clinton's flip-flops on criminal justice, but soon morphed into an all-purpose trend for people to call...
  • A Muslim migrant raped more teen girls than Paul Bernardo -- and Canadian media is silent

    01/15/2016 11:24:31 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Rebel ^ | January 14, 2016 | Ezra Levant
    a 33-year-old Muslim migrant to Canada, Walid Mustafa Chalhoub, was convicted of 24 charges of sexual assault and extortion against ten teenaged girls in Montreal. He pled guilty yesterday, part-way through his trial. ... Chalhoub would find teenaged white girls, get them drunk and high, have sex with them and film it. Then he'd threaten to expose them, unless they paid him money, or had more sex with him. One 16-year-old victim testified: "He said he could set my house on fire, to think of my family, that he was part of the Mafia. Chalhoub raped more women than Paul...
  • Press Yawns As Univ. of Louisville Advertises .. For Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans Only

    12/22/2015 10:44:38 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    News Busters ^ | December 21, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    Press Yawns As Univ. of Louisville Advertises Asst. Prof Position For Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans Only [ Full title ]. the University of Louisville placed an ad for a "tenure-track Assistant Professor position" which specified the racial/ethnic makeup of who would be considered eligible. It was removed after appearing for almost two months. ... The ad really really does insist that the position is "a tenure-track Assistant Professor position that will be filled by an African American, Hispanic American or Native American Indian." So where is Tom Perez's Department of Labor? Where is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission? (All...
  • US Government Still Silent on American Journalist Murdered for Exposing Turkey’s ISIS Ties

    11/20/2015 9:21:50 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | November 20, 2015 | Melissa Dykes
    If this was an ISIS propaganda video, the American government would be exploiting it to the hilt in every mainstream media outlet across the country .. but when a Western ally kills an American journalist for uncovering ties between that ally and ISIS .. crickets. it has been a year and we still do not know what happened to journalist for Press TV Serena Shim, apparently murdered for exposing the Turkish government's assistance of ISIS. The US government, hilariously, has stood silent and done nothing, actually pretending it does not investigate the murder of American citizens abroad ... Interesting how...
  • During Paris Attacks, MSNBC's Brian Williams Asks About Impact On Climate Conference

    11/14/2015 6:20:36 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | 11.13.2015 | Caleb Howe
    Williams .. asks specifically, how this attack would impact the messaging. ... Because that is the important thing when hostages are still being held and gunfire is still being exchanged. How will the global warming conference's PR campaign go on? MSNBC.
  • Canada: Maclean’s puts Muslim terrorist who killed American ( Christopher Speer ) on cover of mag

    11/05/2015 2:36:21 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | November 5, 2015 | creeping
    Rinelle Harper was left for dead on a Winnipeg riverbank, beaten and sexually assaulted. Omar Khadr was imprisoned in Guantanamo, captured in 2002 by American forces in Afghanistan and charged with war crimes. Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped by Somali criminals, and held hostage for 460 days. The three Canadians have little in common, beyond the recognition of their names from the news. But they have each suffered immensely more than most of us can understand. ... She became a symbol for racist violence against Aboriginal women - though her alleged attacker was himself Aboriginal. That girl on the right is...
  • Cruz Rips Press At CNBC Debate

    10/28/2015 6:11:00 PM PDT · by vbmoneyspender · 56 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/28/2015 | Ted Cruz
    At the Republican debate hosted by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado Wednesday night, presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz lambasted the moderators, particularly John Harwood of TheNew York Times, and the media for their treatment and characterization of himself and his competitors. "The questions asked in this debate illustrate why the American people don't trust the media," Cruz at Wednesday's Republican debate. "Everyone home tonight knows that the moderators have no intention of voting in a Republican primary."
  • NYT Has Hillary Fundraiser, Fined CEO Steven Rattner Writing About Fiorina

    10/06/2015 9:19:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Greg Richter
    Steven Rattner, a fundraiser for Democrat Hillary Clinton and someone who was fined by the SEC, has a column criticizing Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina in The New York Times titled "Carly Fiorina Really Was That Bad." ... "Not mentioned by the Times is the fact Rattner was once President Obama‘s 'Car Czar' back during the Cash-for-Clunkers days. He’s also a major fundraiser for (drumroll…) Hillary Clinton." Rattner also paid $10 million in fines to the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2010 for alleged involvement in a New York State pension fund scandal. ... What’s next, Grey Lady? Can we...
  • Everybody is suddenly copying Microsoft

    10/04/2015 1:49:51 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 151 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 4, 2015 | Matt Weinberger
    In 2012, when Microsoft first introduced the Surface Pro — a tablet that was also a laptop — it became an industry punch line. “You can merge a toaster and a refrigerator, but that’s probably not going to be pleasing to anyone," quipped Apple CEO Tim Cook. Nobody's laughing now. And Microsoft is looking more and more like a trendsetter. Three years after Cook's jab, the Surface Pro 3 is selling strong — strong enough that Microsoft is expected to launch a much-anticipated Surface Pro 4 at a special event on Tuesday. In the meantime, Apple and Google have started...
  • What Sarah Palin's 'speak American' is all about

    09/07/2015 7:34:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | September 6, 2015 | John McWhorter
    Sarah Palin is hardly alone in her sense of some threat to the hegemony of English in the United States. You know the drill -- Jeb Bush answers a question in comfortable Spanish, and Palin, after some perfunctory compliments that Bush's conversational Spanish will be good for connecting to Latinos, gets in that here in the United States we need to "speak American." The problem with this kind of rhetoric is that it corresponds to no crisis. There hasn't been any documented tendency for native-born Americans to be uncomfortable in English. Those born here to non-English speaking parents speak their...
  • NEW YORK TIMES BAFFLED BY MASSIVE RISE IN MURDER RATE IT CAUSED

    09/02/2015 7:04:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's De Blasio Time. Radical leftist pro-crime mayor who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime president who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime media which decided to wage war on cops. Now murders are mysteriously rising for reasons they can't explain. It must be Global Warming. Or car insurance rates. Or maybe squirrels. I bet it's the squirrels causing all the murders. Now let's run another #BlackLivesMatter puff piece and more pro-crime propaganda about freeing drug dealers. Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few...
  • When Will ABC News Release the Full Vester Flanagan Manifesto?

    08/28/2015 10:51:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    PJM ^ | August 28, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Two days ago, ABC News reported that Vester Flanagan, the murderer of two WDBJ employees, sent a 23-page faxed manifesto to ABC News. ABC reported bits and pieces of the manifesto. Yet we still haven’t seen the full document. ABC hasn’t made it available. Why? John Nolte and others have been busy hammering away at the racial hypocrisy of many in the media after treating Flanagan’s crimes very differently from Dylann Roof’s. Unquestionably, they were both racially motivated. But you’d never know that from reading the headlines in the Washington Post or other mouthpieces that enable the (one way) racial...
  • A CNN Founder Answers Why The Media Is Often One-Sided When It Comes To Guns

    07/31/2015 9:05:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/23/2015 | Frank Miniter
    The reporting on why U.S. Army personnel stationed at recruiting centers aren’t allowed to be armed has to make anyone who knows a little about guns, and the gun issues, wonder if those news outlets are aware of what they’re not reporting? Do they understand why some Americans feel compelled to stand outside Army recruiting centers with guns? Any curious person might then wonder if ignorance or bias is the central reason why the mainstream media so often ignores studies and facts that are inconvenient to the anti-gun-rights point of view? There are, after all, over 100 million gun owners...
  • SOROS NAILED: Liberal Sugar Daddy George Soros May Face A ‘Monster’ Named, “Tax Evasion

    07/27/2015 9:35:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Tea Party Crusaders ^ | July 27th, 2015 | crusader
    SOROS NAILED: Liberal Sugar Daddy George Soros May Face A ‘Monster’ Named, “Tax Evasion.” Which will Eat Away his Political Power. [ Full title]. George Soros is one of the left’s most powerful money men. In January of this year, Western Journalism reported on the millions of dollars that liberal billionaire George Soros and his politically involved foundations gave to help various groups of Ferguson protesters. “Buses of activists from a litany of organizations — all funded in part by Mr. Soros” showed up in the Missouri city scorched by riots related to the police-involved death of Michael Brown. Soros,...
  • Newspaper ad revenue continued its precipitous free fall in 2014, and it’s likely to continue

    05/02/2015 8:45:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    AEI ^ | April 30, 2015 | Mark J. Perry
    it’s possible that the attention the ad revenue charts were generating on the Internet may have contributed to the decision by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) in 2013 to suddenly stop its long-standing practice of reporting quarterly advertising revenue data, and switch to releasing only annual data ... In a 2013 interview, NAA CEO Caroline Little was quoted as saying that she and the organization’s board decided it was time to stop beating themselves up four times a year with the negative numbers. ... Newspaper print advertising revenues of just $16.4 billion in 2014 fell to the lowest level...
  • Priorities: Nets Cover First Dog Bo 28 Times More Than Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2015 7:06:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 24, 2015 | Dan Gainor
    Many historians call the Armenian Holocaust the first holocaust of the 20th Century, a dress rehearsal for the Nazi nightmare that followed. This April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of roughly 1.5 million Armenian Christians at the hands of Turkish Muslims. That mass slaughter has gone virtually unreported by the broadcast networks. It was a genocide so awful that candidate Barack Obama promised in 2008 he would acknowledge it as such. “As president, I will recognize the Armenian genocide,” he vowed. Obama has violated that promise every year since. This will be the seventh anniversary that Obama...
  • The List: 32 Lies and Disputed Stories NBC News Let Brian Williams Tell For a Decade

    02/16/2015 6:05:32 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Feb 2015 | John Nolte
    How in the world did NBC News let its biggest star and face of its division run around America for more than ten years telling stolen valor lies, lie-lies, whoppers, white lies, exaggerations, and — if you want to be charitable — embellishments. Brian Williams didn’t just spew bald-faced lies from David Letterman’s couch. He lied repeatedly on the air at NBC News and its affiliates. He lied to NBC News legend Tim Russert. Stories Williams’ shared with NBC’s own Tom Brokaw both on the air and at Columbia Journalism school are now disputed. Things told to other reporters don’t...
  • NBC Reportedly Has ‘Dossier’ of Brian Williams Lies; Investigating His Expense Accounts

    02/11/2015 10:02:17 AM PST · by george76 · 82 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 11th, 2015 | Tina Nguyen
    there are a lot of Brian Williams fabrications. Like, a lot. And yesterday’s suspension of the anchor over revelations that he exaggerated stories from the Iraq War allegedly stemmed from a larger internal investigation at NBC, with enough findings to compile a full dossier and enough allegations to prompt an overview of his expense accounts. ... sources at NBC say that Williams’ history of stretching the truth was well-known, and NBC execs had tried to curb his habits for the past decade: ... NBC was also investigating his expense accounts for reasons unknown
  • MSNBC suffers lowest ratings in a decade

    02/04/2015 6:55:07 PM PST · by george76 · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/4/15 | DYLAN BYERS
    MSNBC registered its lowest full-day rating in nearly a decade on Tuesday, a devastatingly low benchmark that shows just how severe the network's decline has become. The liberal cable news network drew an average of 55,000 viewers in the all-important 25-to-54 year-old demo on Tuesday, its lowest full-day rating since July 2005, according to Nielsen ratings provided by an industry source. CNN had nearly three times as many viewers in the demo; Fox News nearly five times as many. That low reflects a more general decline in recent years.
  • Struggling CNN Turns to Game Shows

    01/22/2015 6:25:53 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 21 Jan 2015 | John Nolte
    With its ratings at an all-time low and its journalistic ethics almost constantly under fire, left-wing CNN is once again conceding it can no longer compete as a serious news organization with the revelation Wednesday that the production of a game show is under way. Rumors surfaced in December that CNN chief Jeff Zucker might go this way. TV Newser confirmed the humiliating news today. ... 2014 might have been the worst year for CNN of any news outlet in recent memory. We’re only 21 days into the new year, but 2015 is already shaping up to be worse.
  • MSNBC Closes 2014 In Last Place, Hemorrhaging Viewers

    01/01/2015 3:05:30 PM PST · by george76 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Dec 2014 | John Nolte
    How bad was 2014 for MSNBC? So bad, the left-wing cable news network lost the 2014 ratings war to CNN. Yes, that CNN. According to Deadline, MSNBC is hemorrhaging viewers, especially in the all-important news demo (viewers aged 25-54): ... For the 13th consecutive year, Fox News annihilated its left-wing counterparts at CNN and MSNBC. In total viewers, Fox beat MSNBC and CNN combined.
  • Why Sharyl Attkisson Thinks Networks Have Wall-to-Wall Coverage of Missing Planes

    12/29/2014 8:10:00 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | December 28, 2014 | Melissa Quinn
    Attkisson contended that while it’s beneficial to ask questions about events such as Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared earlier this year, and the missing AirAsia plane, news networks often devote a lot of coverage to such mysteries to avoid covering controversial stories. .... There are some gatekeepers occasionally who look for excuses if there are controversies that they don’t agree with or they don’t want to cover,” Attkisson
  • Rush Limbaugh: James Bond can't be black like Idris Elba!

    12/24/2014 5:00:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/23/14 | Daniel Gates
    **SNIP** After mentioning the Sony emails and telling his listeners who Elba is, Limbaugh said, “Here’s the thing, though… James Bond is a fictional character, obviously. James Bond was invented, created by Ian Fleming… and James Bond is… white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is.” “But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton rather than a white from Scotland,” continued Limbaugh. “But that’s NOT who James Bond is, and I know it’s racist to probably even point this out… We had 50 years of white Bonds because Bond...
  • Stonewalled No More: Ex-CBS Reporter’s Tell-All Exposes Liberal Bias ( Sharyl Attkisson )

    10/26/2014 7:56:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 26, 2014 | Melissa Mullins
    Sharyl Attkisson used to be an investigative journalist for CBS News, but now finds herself making headlines as the whistleblower who blew the lid off CBS's blatant bias toward the president and his administration. ... Attkisson exposes outright political corruption, and the media circus surrounding the Obama Administration; the constant praise and fawning over the president, the political bent on stories, and the decision to air “softer” news versus hard-hitting investigative reports that could potentially show the Obama Administration in bad light. Attkisson cites many examples of liberal media bias in Stonewalled. When asking follow-up questions on scandals such as...
  • Obama makes women feel unsafe: Former fawning Newsweek editor no longer swoons

    10/22/2014 9:21:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 20, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    When Tina Brown was Newsweek’s editor, a magazine cover heralded the “Obama Conquest.” Now he’s just the creep in the corner office who keeps women nervous. ... There’s a word for guys who hide out in their offices; bark at underlings while barking at underlings, then, worst of all, blame everyone around them when those promises aren’t kept. The word is “weak,” and women don’t like it any more than men do.
  • CBS Buries Results of Own Poll Showing Poor Ratings for Obama, Democrats Ahead of Midterms

    10/09/2014 7:12:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    NewsBusters. ^ | October 8, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    Wednesday night, the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley made no mention of the results from the latest CBS News poll that gave President Obama and Democrats poor marks ahead of the November 4 midterm elections on issues ranging from the economy to ISIS to terrorism to who voters are most likely to vote for. Regarding the midterm elections, Republicans find themselves ahead of Democrats on both a generic ballot and specific issues. Republicans have a six point lead against Democrats overall (49 percent to 43 percent with those leaning left or right, 46 percent to 40 percent without) and...
  • ( Dan ) Rather says the business of journalism is 'evolving'

    10/08/2014 9:38:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 7 2014 | Jasen Lee
    Rather characterized the current state of journalism using the term interregnum — “the old order is gone, but the new order is not yet in place.” The major concern for the future of journalism, he said, is how it will be financed in a way that provides the audience with quality, integrity-driven content in the years to come. ... Rather also noted that the measure of journalism and those who cover it is the level and quality of service provided to the public. Commercial enterprises that report the news hold the public trust, he explained, and doing so with integrity...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: 'The Media Waits for the Administration to Dictate the Agenda and Coverage'

    10/06/2014 9:36:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 5 Oct 2014
    Sunday on the Fox News Channel's "MediaBuzz," Sharyl Attkisson blasted the mainstream media for being President Barack Obama's lap dogs. While discussing the media's lack of coverage of the growing threat of ISIS, Attkisson said, "Here's my cynical viewpoint. It would have been on the front page had the administration wanted it to be on the front page," and "The media waits for the administration to dictate the agenda and coverage."
  • Microsoft's axeman Satya Nadella fills baskets with 2,100 fresh heads

    09/18/2014 12:58:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Register ^ | 09/18/2014 | By Neil McAllister,
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has brought down his axe again, sending off the next batch of the 18,000 employees he has promised will lose their jobs by the end of the year. The Redmond supremo issued about 2,100 pink slips on Thursday, the Seattle Times reports, bringing the total number of layoffs to approximately 15,100 and counting. Throughout the process, Nadella has maintained that most of the cuts will come from Microsoft's new devices and services business, which it bought from Nokia in April. Professional positions and manufacturing jobs in Nokia's factories around the world will be eliminated, he said....