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  • US gears up to fight Russian ‘disinformation’ with… disinformation

    03/27/2016 7:18:00 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 4 replies
    RT ^ | 3/27/16 | RT
    Two US senators are proposing legislation to counter, what they consider to be “disinformation” spread by certain foreign media. What better way to kick-start their campaign than by basing their bill on spurious nonsense? Republican Senator Rob Portman and his Democratic colleague Chris Murphy are deeply concerned about foreign “propaganda.” They demand that Uncle Sam throws even more money at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which is already given around $768 million annually. Not content with the EU’s Stratcom East and NATO’s Riga-based communications centre, Portman and Murphy want a new center for Information Analysis and Response to analyze...
  • The very short, unhappy MSNBC career of {Obama stooge] Stephanie Cutter

    03/20/2016 9:15:19 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies ^ | MARCH 19, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    The plan to further bend the media dial in the direction of liberal political goals-- regarding a staffing move at NBC News and MSNBC. OBAMA ALUMNI: “Stephanie Cutter has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a Political Analyst. She will contribute exclusively on a range of topics across all platforms including Meet the Press, TODAY, Nightly and MSNBC.” Stephanie Cutter is a veteran of the Obama political machine and the fact that she’s no longer directly on the administration payroll hasn’t changed the tune she sings. The NBC announcement came on the same day as another bit of breaking political...
  • How could everybody get it so wrong?

    03/04/2016 2:12:03 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/3/16 | Wesley Pruden
    The list of “experts,” “analysts,” self-appointed “strategists” and other know-it-alls who were wrong about Donald Trump is a long one, and nobody is as ignorant of why the Donald has had such an appeal and such staying power as the pundit who is paid to know everything, and never does... The smart set discounts experience, valuing only theory. Politico surveyed several of his colleagues, who have mostly taken to fainting couches in recovery rooms across the precincts of the mainstream media, so called... Some of the lions pretend to have learned a lesson, but it’s not that they were wrong,...
  • Mediaite Columnist Joe Concha Now Hosting Newsmax TV Primetime Show

    05/02/2015 10:26:13 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 1, 2015 | Staff
    In case you weren’t already aware: Mediaite contributing columnist Joe Concha has been hosting a brand-new show for Newsmax TV, called The Daily Wrap. This week we were pleased to hear that the show has been given a weeknight primetime slot of 7:00 p.m. ET. The show is a one-hour panel setting, featuring Concha–who has appeared many times as a pundit on Fox, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and Fox Business– as the main host alongside a left-leaning co-host, Rick Ungar, a Democratic consultant and Sirius XM radio host. The pair are joined nightly by two other panelists, typically including attorney Heather...
  • Sarah Palin: "Be Ashamed Media, Be Very Ashamed"

    10/23/2013 1:32:36 AM PDT · by onyx · 35 replies
    Sarah Palin's Face Book ^ | October 23, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    Look, I’ll keep this brief because I want to spend quality time getting kids to bed tonight. Doubt I’ll get much sleep though because the recent proof of government corruption makes me nauseated. If it doesn’t you, and you can blindly ignore the status quo embraced by our politicians and low information voters, then I unapologetically call out your disloyalty to the ethical foundation of the greatest nation on earth. When you have a moment, please read my review of a jaw dropping, searing new book that provides the proof that Washington, D.C. has strayed so far from the...
  • Ex-Border Patrol Agents Warn: Politicians Helping Cartels in U.S.

    08/07/2013 7:51:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7 Aug 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    In an open letter to the public in late July, several retired Border Patrol agents wrote on behalf of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers to warn that Mexican drug cartels are actively operating inside the United States spending millions every year to try to build their networks here. They argued that American politicians are protecting their activities as well. “Transnational criminal enterprises have annually invested millions of dollars to create and staff international drug and human smuggling networks inside the United States; thus it is no surprise that they continue to accelerate their efforts to get trusted...
  • FBI: 'Exercise Caution and Attempt to Verify Information Through Appropriate Official Channels...."

    04/17/2013 2:09:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies ^ | April 17, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    After multiple media outlets (especially CNN) wrongly reported that an arrest had been made in Boston, the FBI is urging media to "exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting."
  • Another shake-up at CNN... Will veteran John King be pushed out for political dynamo Jake Tapper?

    02/01/2013 3:54:52 AM PST · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    CNN chief national correspondent John King could be ousted from the network in favour of new Chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper, MailOnline can reveal. King, 49, has already moved out of his office to make way for Tapper, 43, who was poached by new CNN boss Jeff Zucker from ABC. And now sources have revealed that King has not signed a new contract - and has instead signed an extension to his existing deal, leaving his future at the network unclear.
  • Is the News Media Worse Than Normal ? [Vanity]

    01/14/2013 12:29:06 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 17 replies
    Vanity | 01/14/2013 | Self
    For the past week or so, seems to me that no news network, including Fox, has said anything about anything other than 1) gun control, 2) the fake flu epidemic and 3) the mind-numbing doubletalk about the debt ceiling. IMHO, talking heads on Fox (I don't watch the others other than flipping past but they also only had the same three stories) seem very concerned, noticeably more than usual. Usually after a few days we get on to a "new" news cycle, but this one does not seem to be ending. And when it does, it just seems like it's...
  • Veni, vidi, discessit – I came, I saw, I left.

    11/02/2012 3:13:46 PM PDT · by stoney · 6 replies
    blog ^ | 11/2/12 | monty rainey
    Hurricane Sandy brought with it unfathomable destruction. For the past few days we have endless reports of the suffering that is sure to continue for many weeks to come. As the nation prays for the victims and their lost loved ones and sends whatever support they can muster – I am stricken with the difference I see in the news coverage of Hurricane Sandy when contrasted with what we witnessed with Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans just a few short years ago. In early September of 2005 and the months, even years that followed, the media mantra was loud and...
  • What If Crowley And Her Accomplices Succeed?

    10/19/2012 6:29:16 PM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 47 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10/19/12 | David Catron
    Shortly after Obamacare was passed and signed by the President, Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute noted a sudden plethora of articles that had begun to appear in a wide variety of MSM outlets about the probable ill-effects of "reform." This prompted him to ask, "Where were these reporters before the passage of the health care bill?" The answer to this question is now pretty obvious. They were colluding, via JournoList and other such forums that we don't know about, to make sure that no one screwed up and told the truth before that morass of taxes and regulations became...

    10/16/2012 5:23:32 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 16 replies
    Self ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
  • Why do Americans mistrust the media? Here’s one reason.

    09/27/2012 1:34:13 PM PDT · by John David Powell · 11 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Sept. 25, 2012 | John David Powell
    America’s news organizations did not spend much time reporting on the most recent Gallup poll ( that looked at how the public feels about them. That is understandable. After all, not many folks want to dwell on the fact that most of the world does not trust them. At least that’s what Gallup says about the state of the American journalism profession today. The survey determined six out of ten Americans (that’s 60 percent for those keeping score at home) have little or no trust in the media to do their jobs fully, accurately, and fairly. But this is nothing...
  • Who Owns the News Media

    09/21/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 24 replies
    Who Owns The Media? The 6 Monolithic Corporations That Control Almost Everything We Watch, Hear And Read Back in 1983, approximately 0 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the United States. Today, ownership of the news media has been concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations. These corporate behemoths control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day. They own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many of our favorite websites. Sadly, most Americans don't even stop to think about who...
  • New Gallup Poll Says Americans Are Tuning TV News Out

    07/13/2012 6:18:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 26 replies
    PJMedia ^ | July 12, 2012 | Ed Driscoll
    At Big Journalism, William Bigelow writes, “According to a new Gallup poll measuring Americans’ confidence in television news, the level is the lowest since the poll was begun in 1993:” 21% of adults expressed a great deal of confidence in television news reporting. No wonder CNN’s ratings are in the toilet. Gallup tested 16 institutions, including newspapers, and TV news ranked 11th. Newspapers were ranked 10th. There was an interesting divide among those on the left; Democrats were the most confident in television news of all the groups surveyed (now there’s a shock) but postgraduates, who are more generally Democrats,...
  • Old Dogs New Tricks and Crappy Newspaper Executives

    04/07/2012 11:34:55 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 11 replies
    Digital First ^ | February 18, 2012 | John Paton
    (Speaking notes for an address to the Canadian Journalism Foundation Toronto, Canada, 2/16/2012)Good evening. I’m old media. This is my 36th year as a newspaper man – apologies – my 36th year as a multi-platform news executive. It’s a career I started as a copyboy on this same street about a dozen blocks east of here. I was hired for taking a picture of a belly dancer fooling with a drunk columnist. I was given the job of a guy who had just been fired for being a drunk. And I ended my first night on the job, taking home...
  • From the Ashes of Righthaven, the Promising Future of Digital Media

    09/13/2011 12:57:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 2 replies
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | Sept 12, 2011 | by Rainey Reitman and Kurt Opsahl
    Copyright troll Righthaven's flawed business model—suing hundreds of bloggers and small websites for dubious cases of alleged copyright infringement of newspaper articles—appears to be grinding to an inexorable finish. But even as the Righthaven cases prove that litigation isn't going to magically make print media profitable in the age of the Internet, a new generation of journalists and creators are adapting to the digital world—including one of Righthaven's former clients. Last week, reports were circulating that Righthaven was on "life support" after admitting that they aren't currently filing more lawsuits and are apparently teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Even...
  • Looks like the White House went after Fox News in 2009 after all

    07/16/2011 10:51:54 AM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 15, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    "We'd prefer if you skip Fox please," a White House broadcast media staffer advised a Treasury Department public affairs secretary ahead of the interview. In other emails during the same time frame, deputy White House communications director Jennifer Psaki called Fox News anchor Bret Baier "a lunatic" and boasted that "I am putting some dead fish in the fox cubby--just cause." In yet another email, another White House press officer wrote: "We've demonstrated our willingness and ability to exclude Fox News from significant interviews …"
  • What if we lose control of the internet?

    07/15/2011 4:10:20 PM PDT · by jongaltsr · 20 replies
    Interesting speech I came across comparing the great inventions and how they evolved. The Rail Roads brought people, products and prosperity to America but eventually they began to control all aspects of who could use their services and they began to set rates based on the kickbacks they got from large corporations. The small farmer started dieing out because they could not compete with corporations that demanded more and more of the Rail Traffic cutting out the small guy. Farms withered up and died. Towns disappeared. The internet will become the same as Corporations (AT&T, COMCAST, ABC, CBS, NBC etc,...
  • Heart of the Matter - The State of the Media

    06/09/2011 6:49:37 PM PDT · by Wpin · 5 replies
    The Prairie Advocate ^ | June 01, 2011 | Thomas Kocal
    Most people rely on information provided by daily newspapers and television networks to be aware of current events and how those events might affect their lives. Unfortunately, many media sources have become so “politically correct” and fearful of losing advertising that they no longer serve the public, but their dwindling bottom lines. Many have heard that the Federal Reserve gave some media such as MSNBC “bail-out” money, thereby compromising their reporting. Their credibility is down the tubes. Other television is compromised with huge sums of advertising from mostly big pharma and other large multi-national companies like BP. Will they report...
  • Sec. of State Hillary Clinton: Al Jazeera is 'Real News', U.S. Losing 'Information War'

    03/02/2011 5:13:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies
    Sec. of State Hillary Clinton: Al Jazeera is 'Real News', U.S. Losing 'Information War' March 02, 2011 5:36 PM ABC News' Kirit Radia reports: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made it clear today that she is worried the United States is losing what she calls the “information war” abroad. China and Russia, she says, have started English-language networks that push their message overseas and even the Taliban controls the airwaves in Afghanistan. And in the Arab world? Al Jazeera is king, and Clinton says she can see why. “Al Jazeera has been the leader in that are literally changing people’s...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Al Jazeera Is Putting American Media To Shame

    03/02/2011 3:05:33 PM PST · by Cardhu · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 2nd 2011 | Gus Lubin
    Hillary Clinton was defending her department budget in front of the U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities committee this morning on C-Span. She says a major reason the State Department needs money is because "we are in an information war and we are losing that war." Clinton said private media is not good enough to handle the job: "Our private media cannot fill that gap. Our private media, particularly cultural programming often works at counter purposes to what we truly are as Americans. I remember having an Afghan general tell me that the only thing he thought about Americans is that all...
  • Guess Which Major TV Host Thinks Obama Is Not Really a Christian (Video)

    02/12/2011 7:07:30 AM PST · by blueyon · 69 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02/12/11 | Scott Baker
    When someone says they don’t think President Barack Obama is actually a Christian, the expectation would be that they think he’s secretly a Muslim. Not Bill Maher. On tonight’s Real Time, in the process of arguing that Obama’s not really a centrist politically, Maher also revealed that he doesn’t think Obama’s actually Christian, either, but rather a secular humanist. The belief Maher apparently holds – that Obama isn’t actually a Christian, but merely pretends to be one to keep up appearances for the sake of his political career – strikes us as one of the most cynical things anyone could...
  • The Optics of Obama and Palin

    12/13/2010 2:36:08 PM PST · by onyx · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/13/2010 | John Hayward
    Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational Christian charity with a 40-year history of bringing aid to the suffering people of the world.  It has been deeply involved in aid for Haiti, which recently imported a cholera outbreak on top of its other woes.  SP President Franklin Graham invited Sarah Palin and Fox News host Greta van Susteren to join him on a weekend visit to the island, to “see our work first-hand, and to draw attention to the plight of the Haitian people,” as stated in a report on the organization’s website.  Palin has worked with Samaritan’s Purse before, on a...
  • Google, AP forge content accord

    08/31/2010 3:33:36 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 31, 2010
    Google and The Associated Press have agreed to a new deal after years of wrangling over alleged misuse of AP's content. As part of the pact, Google has said it will help AP better understand how its content is being used across the Web and what stories are gaining widest distribution.The deal could help AP modify its story selection based on what's popular. "AP and Google will work together in a number of new areas, such as ways to improve discovery and distribution of news," the news organization said ..... News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has argued in recent months...
  • Hamas Uses The Media As Their Weapon Against Israel

    06/10/2010 3:24:50 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies · 204+ views ^ | June 10, 2010 | Steve McGough
    Sure, you can call it a biased report since the video release is from Shraga Simmons at, but why not watch the video and discuss the facts? It will be our featured video for the next few days. Certainly, the media is being used -- in my opinion -- to support the narrative that Israel is the aggressor in the Middle East, but since we now have bloggers and independent dispatches from the region published online daily, will the main stream media wake up? Hat tip to Pamela Gellar at Atlas Shrugs.
  • Councilman Caught On Camera: 'Get Your Ass Out Of Here'

    05/25/2010 8:12:10 PM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 27 replies · 1,432+ views
    Public CEO Magazine Blog ^ | May 25, 2010 | James Spencer
    Um ... Mr. Councilman, the camera is on. An embarrassing moment at city hall was caught on camera when a city councilman refused to have a conversation with a local TV news reporter. Councilman: "I'm Carl Baker and I'm a councilman here. Get your ass out of here." Reporter: "Why is that?" Councilman: "Because I said so -" Reporter: "This is a public building." Councilman: "Oh yeah it is and I am a public official ... (Cue awkward pause when Baker notices the camera is on him) ... is that on?"
  • China orders reporters trained in Marxist theory

    03/12/2010 8:35:33 AM PST · by Flavius · 29 replies · 690+ views
    ap ^ | 3.11.10 | ap
    China will toughen requirements for reporters by launching a new certification system that requires training in Marxist and communist theories of news, a media official said, citing problems with the current crop of mainland journalists.
  • Attacks on Conservative Women: Fair Game for Mainstream Media

    03/05/2010 11:42:49 AM PST · by Welshman007 · 8 replies · 449+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3/5/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Once upon a time in America the intelligentsia, the news media, liberals, and rights activists were on the front-lines of securing for women an important place at the table in areas where they had been previously excluded. Those were the days when any woman, anywhere, no matter what her background or political views, would be aggressively defended by organizations such as the National Organization for Women and other groups if they had been victimized by negative stereotypes, oppressive language and behavior, or any other indication that they had suffered at the hands of a 'paternalistic society.' Those days are gone....
  • Mainstream Media Going Down; ABC, CBS Imploding

    03/01/2010 12:23:29 PM PST · by Welshman007 · 19 replies · 993+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 3/1/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    The American mainstream media has been on a collision course with reality for several years. It appears the day of reckoning has arrived as both ABC News and CBS News make announcements today that indicate deep financial woes. In short, the mainstream media is going down as the big news giants begin to implode. For quite some time now it has been widely known that NBC News and its sister networks MSNBC and CNBC are in dire financial straits. That news was confirmed with the sale of the entity a few months ago. Today, however, ABC News announced that it...
  • Gibbs and WH Press Corps--Trouble in Paradise?

    02/10/2010 9:00:12 AM PST · by Welshman007 · 6 replies · 671+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 2/10/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    In the early days of the Obama Presidency the relationship between White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and the Washington press corps was like a marriage made in heaven. Today, however, that relationship indicates possible trouble in paradise. The press as a whole had clearly assumed a cheerleading role for Barack Obama during the campaign and during the early days of the Administration. White House press conferences were thus characterized by lighthearted banter, humor, laughter, and easy questions that were noticeably lacking in the normal aggressive push to dig deeper into policy decisions.
  • Obama Skipping Over Press Corps? (MSM grumbles about lack of WH news conferences)

    02/08/2010 10:07:17 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 63 replies · 1,539+ views
    TV Newser ^ | Jan. 8, 2010 | Kevin Allocca
    WaPo's Howie Kurtz writes about increasing grumblings from the White House press corps over the lack of presidential news conferences in recent months: "It's a source of great frustration here," says Chip Reid, CBS's White House correspondent. "It's important for us to hold the president's feet to the fire." NBC White House reporter Chuck Todd calls the situation a "shame," saying the administration is trying to control the message rather than allowing Obama to be seen "unscripted." While the White House argues that there has been no shortage of appearances by the president on television and in print, some White...
  • What a Bringdown: Did the MSM Get Too High on Hopeium?

    01/26/2010 4:49:31 AM PST · by radioone · 5 replies · 409+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | 1-25-10 | Ron Futrell
    It can be a powerful drug. I’ve seen many of my media friends swept off their feet by its incredible power and influence. Hopeium.
  • Why Should We Believe Obama, Couric, Williams, and Gibson?

    12/11/2009 11:26:55 AM PST · by Welshman007 · 4 replies · 349+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | 12/11/09 | Anthony G. Martin
    We already know that the Obama Administration and the state-run media (SRM) represented by Couric, Williams, and Gibson have suppressed information on the bombshell 'Climategate' scandal, so why should we believe them on anything else? Obama stated in a speech this week that his 'stimulus' packages were working, that millions of jobs had been 'created or saved,' and that the economic figures indicate the first stages of a turnaround.
  • Major Media Outlets Ignore Report on Energy

    11/04/2009 11:19:37 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 5 replies · 607+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 11-4-09 | Bob McCarty
    Members of the mainstream media — people who call themselves “journalists” — seem to have paid absolutely no attention to a Congressional Research Service report on energy released Oct. 27 — this, despite the fact that two energy-related measures (i.e., the Kerry-Boxer and Waxman-Markey) are at the center of heated debate now taking place on Capitol Hill.
  • More Obama Administration Threats – Networks. Must. Drink. Kool Aid.

    10/19/2009 4:38:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies · 767+ views ^ | October 19, 2009 | Steve McCough
    The war against Foxnews goes on. Just one year ago, could you envision the Executive Branch of the United States government actively going out and telling major news networks they better not do what Fox News is doing or you’ll regret it? What is the Obama administration going to do? Pull a Hugo Chavez and shut them down by edict? Don’t be surprised if they do try to emulate what’s been going on in Venezuela. The next big thing will be the use of the phrase “media crimes.” Even though a crime has not happened, the administration will infer that...

    09/16/2009 6:43:13 AM PDT · by 7thson · 31 replies · 2,038+ views
    Last night while listening to Glenn Beck, he challenged his viewers with a call to action. He ordered us to get off our collective arses and call the media demanding to know if they will cover the ACORN story. This morning, I called the National News desk of the ComPost - I live in Maryland and work in DC. After numerous rings, I finally got voicemail stating to leave a message and number. My message was if the ComPost - I did not call them that on the voicemail - was going to investigate ACORN. I next called the Washington...
  • ABC, NBC Won't Air Ad Critical of Obama's Health Care Plan

    08/27/2009 9:16:38 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 9 replies · 1,006+ views
    Fox News ^ | 08/27/09 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The refusal by ABC and NBC to run a national ad critical of President Obama's health care reform plan is raising questions from the group behind the spot -- particularly in light of ABC's health care special aired in prime time last June hosted at the White House A doctor in the ad by the League of American Voters asks: "How can Obama's plan cover 50 million new patients without any new doctors? It can't." The refusal by ABC and NBC to run a national ad critical of President Obama's health care reform plan is raising questions from the group...
  • Bob Dylan is the Anti-Gates: What CNN Doesn’t Want You to Know

    08/19/2009 2:40:10 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 14 replies · 1,822+ views
    BigHollywood ^ | 8/19/09 | Michael McGruther
    On a rainy day last week in Long Branch, NJ, Bob Dylan, wearing a hood, was peering into a for-sale home when a neighbor called the police fearing he might be a burglar. Two young officers arrived on the scene and neither of them knew who Bob Dylan was. They asked for I.D. - he had none but explained he was a musician on tour with John Mellencamp and they were set to play at a nearby stadium in Lakewood. Without fuss or anger, Mr. Dylan was escorted back to his tour bus where he produced I.D.
  • Journalists protest Global Warming spin cycle

    07/03/2009 5:45:55 AM PDT · by NMRed · 6 replies · 489+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 07/03/2009 | William Tate
    Even journalists are beginning to revolt at tactics the government is now using to spin the Global Warming myth. Controversy erupted this week at the World Conference of Science Journalists over the National Science Foundation's "underwriting" of media projects. It turns out that the NSF, which is heavily invested in propagating the Global Warming party line, has been quietly producing content for news outlets, content which the casual observer might not recognize...
  • Huffington Carries Obama's Trousers

    07/01/2009 9:23:29 AM PDT · by NMRed · 4 replies · 283+ views
    Obama's Press Corps ^ | 07/01/2009 | William Tate
    Arianna Huffington has proved herself in l'affaire Pitney to be both a hypocrite and so ignorant of journalism that she should not be allowed near a news-oriented website, even to read it... Pitney was given a press pass for the event, and was specifically called on, for one reason: to make it appear that Obama was taking "a question directly from an Iranian," in Pitney's own words. The nature or wording of the question didn't matter; Obama would give his carefully prepared response, no matter the details. It was a sham. A charade. Stagecraft, in which...
  • Huffington Hypocrisy: 'It's OK for us to do it'

    06/29/2009 2:32:19 PM PDT · by NMRed · 7 replies · 1,309+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/29/2009 | William Tate
    With a change in directions so sharp that it could give observers whiplash, Arianna Huffington is defending the carefully orchestrated question posed by a Huffington Post writer at the presidential news conference last week. After braying criticism during the Bush administration over perceived coziness between the press and the White House, she is now defending the HuffPo's hand in glove--or should I say, hand on keyboard--cooperation with....
  • The American Pravda--Obama Politburo Seizes Media

    06/16/2009 9:54:52 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 4 replies · 472+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | June 16, 2009 | Anthony G. Martin
    Explosive commentary on the news this morning that ABC News is essentially turning over its programming to the White House and using its news broadcasts as infomercials for 'Obamacare.'
  • What's Going on with Cable News Channels?

    05/30/2009 12:18:36 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 69 replies · 2,655+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | May 30, 2009 | Anthony G. Martin
    A curious phenomenon is occurring with regard to cable news viewers. Since the election those networks that have been decidedly pro-Obama are in deep trouble. Revenue has tanked and viewers have been leaving in droves. At the same time, outlets such as Fox News have been gaining new viewers by leaps and bounds. What's going on here? There is a reasonable explanation for the shift, and the news isn't good for the Obama administration.
  • A Corrupt and Slobbering Newsmedia Fawns All Over Sonia Sotomayor!

    05/30/2009 10:09:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 891+ views
    CapitolHillCoffeeHouse ^ | May 29, 09 | Dr. Forest Lewis
    Long gone are the days of Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingswood, Douglass Edwards, Chet Huntley, David Brinkley, Frank Reynolds and Howard K. Smith. These men were true “Broadcast Journalists.” They understood all to well the responsibility that rested on their broad shoulders. You didn’t have to tell Murrow or Brinkley, two men of great honor and distinction, that your job is to report the news, “straight down the middle, and leave your editorial comments out of your copy.” As Americans, we didn’t know if these men were Democrats or Republicans. It wasn’t our business: And they did not wear their...
  • Kaine urges Liberty to reverse ‘attack on the liberty of its students - (Another Liberal Lie)

    05/25/2009 10:12:39 AM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies · 827+ views
    LocalNews ^ | May 22 2009 | Ray Reed
    **My Comment: Timothy M. Kaine and gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe are "changeing" the facts to make it a story they can run with* Liberty University officials insisted Friday that they revoked recognition of the College Democrats club for religious reasons and not political ones, and they weren’t trying to stifle free speech. Politicians, including Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, urged the private school to reconsider. Using the letterhead of the Democratic National Committee, of which Kaine is chairman, he asked the school “to reverse this attack on the liberty of its students.” LU chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. said the political club’s...
  • Galloway denies he approached Google about NY Times (Sits on Board...intice a buyer?)

    05/14/2009 10:07:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies · 303+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 12, 2009 1:24pm EDT
    * NY Times board member denies he approached Google's Page * Says has not talked to any Google executive about NYT NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters) - New York Times Co (NYT.N) board member Scott Galloway said on Tuesday he did not contact Google Inc (GOOG.O) Co-founder Larry Page to try to get the Internet company to buy the newspaper publisher. Galloway told Reuters he has not talked to anyone else at Google about buying the Times, denying a report in on Monday that said Galloway had made an overture to Page. "I've never been in same room with...
  • Journalism organization opposes Fairness Doctrine

    04/21/2009 8:40:00 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 6 replies · 493+ views
    The Hill Briefing Room ^ | Apr 21, 2009 | Michael O'Brien
    The nation's largest organization of professional journalists announced Tuesday it will oppose the reintroduction of the Fairness Doctrine. The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) announced it would stand against the Fairness Doctrine, which the group said would allow the government to control broadcast editorial content. The announcement makes for strange bedfellows with conservatives in Congress, who have alleged the Fairness Doctrine would result in severe constraints on their talk radio base, including superstars like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. "SPJ in general opposes government intervention on speech. The Fairness Doctrine does that and discussion about having it again should end,"...
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    04/21/2009 6:05:24 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 4 replies · 601+ views
    That Which Cannot Be Linked | Apr 20, 2009
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  • Fighting The Same Fight On A Different Front

    02/19/2009 7:03:00 AM PST · by ADReditor · 32 replies · 569+ views
    American Daily review ^ | 02/18/2009 | Joshua P. Allem
    What causes people to believe liberal lies in spite of what is obvious, to believe that 911 was an inside job when what really happened is obvious, to believe in global warming during one of the coldest winters on record? Why is it that 20 plus years of Rush Limbaugh and 10 plus years of Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Hugh Hewitt, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Michelle Malkin, FOX News, the internet and conservative bloggers have had no effect against the socialism that still continues to take over this country? How did Ronald Reagan win 2 landslide elections without...