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  • Media strives to cover D.C. rally with ‘Honor’

    08/28/2010 10:25:48 PM PDT · by South40 · 15 replies · 1+ views ^ | 8/28/2010 | Natalie Sherman
    Yesterday’s huge rally posted a slight conundrum for TV news: how to cover an event on the National Mall headlined by Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, Fox News’ two right-wing megastars? The outcome was fair and balanced - more or less. CNN rarely identified its rival network’s ties to the “Restoring Honor” rally, sometimes identifying Beck simply as a “conservative commenter.” It also cut short its coverage of Palin’s speech. ((snip)) Only staid C-SPAN really took a side. The private, nonprofit broadcaster aired the Glenn Beck rally live all morning, only broadcasting the National Action Network rally later in the...
  • Amidst Obama's Falling Poll Numbers, MSNBC Tries to Suggest He Could Rebound Like Reagan

    08/24/2010 1:55:18 PM PDT · by Justaham · 76 replies · 1+ views ^ | 8-24-10 | Matt Hardo
    During the 3 p.m. MSNBC news hour Monday, anchor Chris Jansing asked the question and hosted an expert who supplied the seemingly desired answer. The question: Could President Obama make a mid-term comeback similar to President Reagan in 1982? The answer: Absolutely. The two discussed the similarities of the situations faced by the presidents, and seemed to conclude that if the economy turns around, President Obama would almost certainly be re-elected. It is a big if, but the short segment seemed quite focused on what would happen after the economy turns around. The two didn't bother to discuss what would...
  • Media Collusion Alive And Well in America

    08/22/2010 5:19:47 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Many Sources | 8/22/2010 | By Lazamataz
    This last summer, it was widely (and embarassingly) reported that a shadowy internet group had formed with the intent to 'discuss' (read: orchestrate, collude, plan and slant) the news. This group of approximately 400 journalist from many different 'media' outlets had met regularly to decide on what -- and how -- the news would be presented. From WikiPedia: JournoList (sometimes referred to as the J-List)[1] was a private Google Groups forum for discussing politics and the news media with 400 journalists, academics and others, all with political views ranging from centrist to center-left to leftist. Ezra Klein, an American blogger...
  • NBC Nightly NEWS running Propaganda for Zero (ChucK Todd attacking)

    08/19/2010 4:13:52 PM PDT · by Marty62 · 84 replies · 1+ views
    8-19-2002 | self
    Ok I'm watching NBC Nightly News and Williams starts breathlessly discussing a Pew poll showing the # of Americans believing Obama is Muslim climbing. see: Then he throws it to the buck toothed Chuck Todd that began to attack the people who believe Obama is a Muslim. Claims there is NO proof to the assertion that Obama is a Muslim. HUMMMMM, see: Todd went on to complain that when Obama was elected the Obama campaign took down it's web site to fight the smears. and finally claimed that Obama didn't wear his "Christian Faith on his sleeve".
  • On ABC"Nightline";No Mention Of The Mosque Controversy? Shrimp & Cheetah Stories More Important?

    08/17/2010 8:12:39 AM PDT · by TheTeaPartyChannel · 6 replies
    Whats Up With ABC NEWS? The Civil War Over The Ground Zero Mosque Superceded any other media event,and yet last night on Nightline two of thier priority stories were dealing with the declining population of cheetah's and the quality of the shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico. What are they thinking over at ABC? {and yet FOX NEWS has been covering the mosque stories 24/7}
  • Politico Ignores Dems. Culture of Corruption to Talk of GOP's 'Offbeat Candidates'

    08/17/2010 7:59:18 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 7 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/17/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Interestingly, Politico is trying to rearrange this election's narrative from the real one of widespread voter dissatisfaction with the Democrat status quo to one of "offbeat GOP candidates" that will "hurt the GOP." Gee, why would that be, eh? As Democrats all across the land are either stepping aside so as not to face difficult reelection campaigns, or losing their incumbent seats to primary challenges, the latest polls show the GOP beating the heck out of Democrats on a generic ballot. Further, Republican voters are energized as never before and 57% of poll respondents even say that the Democrat's agenda...
  • Politico seeking White House Reporter

    08/14/2010 10:14:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Journalism Jobs ^ | August 14, 2010
    POLITICO is seeking a reporter to join our White House team. Candidates should be able to handle a fast-moving, high-visibility reporting assignment covering the Obama administration and be capable of delivering breaking news, daily coverage and enterprise stories with speed, accuracy and precision. Qualifications: Experience in Washington journalism at the professional level preferred, with White House experience a plus; established ability to write clearly and accurately on deadline; proven ability to break news and handle a demanding reporting job. To apply: Please send a brief cover letter, résumé, four clips and contact information for three references to, subject line:...
  • JournoList: 155 Names Confirmed (With News Organizations)

    08/09/2010 3:20:18 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Source List Included | 08/09/2010 | BuckeyeTexan
    Spencer Ackerman - Wired, FireDogLake, Washington Independent, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect Thomas Adcock - New York Law Journal Ben Adler - Newsweek, POLITICO Mike Allen - POLITICO Eric Alterman - The Nation, Media Matters for America Marc Ambinder - The Atlantic Greg Anrig - The Century Foundation Ryan Avent - Economist Dean Baker - The American Prospect Nick Baumann - Mother Jones Josh Bearman - LA Weekly Steven Benen - The Carpetbagger Report Ari Berman - The Nation Jared Bernstein - Economic Policy Institute Michael Berube - Crooked Timer, Pennsylvania State University Brian Beutler - The Media...
  • Networks Ignore Missouri Voters' Rejection of ObamaCare, Instead Celebrate Obama's Birthday

    08/05/2010 4:41:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 5, 2010 | Brent Baker
    In the first voter referendum on ObamaCare, Missourians on Tuesday overwhelmingly (by 71 to 29 percent) backed Proposition C which called upon the state to enact a statute to “deny the government authority to penalize citizens for refusing to purchase private health insurance,” an outcome the St. Louis Post-Dispatch described as “rebuking President Barack Obama's administration.” On Wednesday night, however, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts skipped the bad news for President Obama – yet all found time to celebrate his 49th birthday. (The Missouri repudiation of a central tenet of ObamaCare came a day after another setback...
  • Left-leaning news reporters linked to Bill Ayers, Dohrn

    08/04/2010 5:05:47 AM PDT · by keep your powder dry · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Among the individuals who were part of the controversial JournoList e-mail group were activists who served on an editorial board alongside Weather Underground terror group founders William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, WND has learned. Also, it has emerged that other members of JournoList were activists from a far-left think tank with close ties to a Marxist-founded, George Soros-funded group that petitions for more government control of the Internet. So far, 107 names have been confirmed as part of the JournoList e-mail group of about 400 reporters and activists. The list shut down last month after group members were caught discussing...
  • Palin: Obama lacks 'the cojones' to tackle immigration

    08/02/2010 9:11:43 AM PDT · by yoe · 102 replies · 20+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August, 2010 | Matt DeLong
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Sunday that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has "the cojones" that President Obama "does not have" to take on illegal immigration. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Palin blasted Obama for suing Arizona to block the state's controversial new law without addressing "sanctuary cities" -- in which local law enforcement are prohibited from asking people about their immigration status.The former governor said the president and congressional Democrats "are all wet" on plans to allow the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans to expire. "It's idiotic to think about increasing taxes at a time like...
  • The auto industry lives. Can we admit that government intervention worked?

    08/02/2010 9:07:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies · 7+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 8/2/10 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    Who could have imagined that the bailout of the auto industry, one of the single most unpopular moves by the Obama administration, would become one of its best talking points? But don't for an instant imagine that the comeback of the nation's rescued car companies, particularly General Motors, will change the way we debate government's role in the economy. When it comes to almost anything the government does, ideology trumps facts, slogans trump reality, and loaded words ("socialism") trump data. Let there be no mistake: Rescuing GM and Chrysler took political courage, and I want to put in a good...
  • JournoList – the Soros, Google, Free Press & Obama Connections (Trevor Loudon Obama File #109)

    08/02/2010 5:42:15 AM PDT · by unspun · 11 replies · 5+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | August 2, 2010 | Trevor Loudon
    Trevor Loudon Obama File #109 JournoList was an email group of up to 400 prominent U.S. journalists, academics and “new media” activists, who reportedly colluded in the run up to the 2008, to influence public opinion in favor of the Barack Obama and the Democrats and against their Republican opponents. Many “JournoListas” were involved with Marxist based based organizations such as Democratic Socialists of America, or the far left Institute for Policy Studies. Some, like Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect, had close ties to the Obama campaign and Administration. An overlapping group of “JournoListas” , at least eight strong...
  • My Oh My, POLITICO Sure Has A Lot Of Corrupt Journolisters On It's Staff

    07/31/2010 2:21:38 PM PDT · by curth · 14 replies · 4+ views
    Sarah's Web Brigade ^ | 7/31/2010 | Gary Jackson
    It's no secret that POLITICO is a biased news organization. The online polictical blog is as progressive as they come. Very agenda driven. In our reporting we have already addressed the fact that Journolist members are solidly entrenched inside POLITICO's upper levels. Something Roger Simon, who calls the website home, tried to downplay. John Nolte over at Big Journalism isn't buying it, and has a simply marvelous retort: You say MSM, I say Politico. You say corrupt, I say Politico. Today, Politico’s Roger Simon was kind enough to almost scold JournoList for its lasting effect on his precious little profession...
  • JournoList: 146 Names Confirmed (with News Organizations)

    07/29/2010 6:12:49 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Source List Included | 07/29/2010 | BuckeyeTexan
    Spencer Ackerman - Wired, FireDogLake, Washington Independent, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect Thomas Adcock - New York Law Journal Ben Adler - Newsweek, POLITICO Mike Allen - POLITICO Eric Alterman - The Nation, Media Matters for America Marc Ambinder - The Atlantic Greg Anrig - The Century Foundation Ryan Avent - Economist Dean Baker - The American Prospect Nick Baumann - Mother Jones Josh Bearman - LA Weekly Steven Benen - The Carpetbagger Report Ari Berman - The Nation Jared Bernstein - Economic Policy Institute Michael Berube - Crooked Timer, Pennsylvania State University Brian Beutler - The Media...
  • Journolist’s anti-Palin crusade of 2008

    07/23/2010 7:10:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/23/10 | Jedediah Bila
    As The Daily Caller’s coverage of the now-defunct liberal listserv Journolist’s 2008 Obamamania campaign grew more intriguing each day this week, a slew of emails hit my inbox asking variations of this: “So, when do you think the P-bomb’s going to drop?” Of course, they were referring to the fact that there was no way in heck Sarah Palin could’ve steered clear of scathing remarks. I responded with, “My guess is it’s on its way.” And whad’ya know? Yesterday’s headline read: “Liberal journalists swapped their best lines of attack for coordinated ‘non-official campaign’ against Palin selection.”
  • Sarah Palin strikes back at Journolist's 'sick puppies'

    07/22/2010 9:39:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2010 | Jonathan Strong
    From a remote location on an island off Alaska’s coast, former Governor Sarah Palin is blasting what she describes as the “sick puppies” in the media who immediately and ruthlessly attacked her when Sen. John McCain picked her as his running mate during the 2008 presidential campaign. In exclusive remarks to The Daily Caller, Palin described “hordes of Obama’s opposition researchers-slash ‘reporters’” descending upon Alaska in the days after she was picked by McCain. She said the media became a key reason she decided not to finish out her term as governor and faults, in part, the McCain campaign for...
  • At Politico, Context and Facts Are Negotiable

    07/22/2010 8:08:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | 7-22-10 | Mike Flynn
    Today’s lead story at Politico is one of the finer examples you will find of ideological ax-grinding dressed up as straight-news reporting. The piece, by Ken Vogel and Keach Hagey, uses just about every journalistic trick in the book, assembling a selection of quotes and points to establish a narrative that was set in the authors’ minds long before they sat down at their keyboards. But the piece does so much more too; it flirts with some blurry ethical lines as well. Shouldn’t, for example, a Politico article about Journolist have perhaps mentioned or disclosed that at least some reporters...
  • Whoa! New Journolist Documents Show How Liberal Media Formed Plan of Attack to Destroy Sarah Palin

    07/22/2010 5:45:16 AM PDT · by radioone · 56 replies · 2+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-22-10 | Jim Hoft
    THE DEATH OF JOURNALISM– The criminals in the state-run media planned to destroy Sarah Palin. We all knew they did. There was even a movie made on how these leftist cranks obliterated the popular Governor of Alaska who enjoyed an 80% approval rating when she was selected by John McCain to be his running mate for Vice President. “Media Malpractice” reported on how the liberal media destroyed Sarah Palin:
  • Known Journolisters

    07/22/2010 2:24:55 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 21, 2010 | Clarice Feldman
    An FR poster compiled this list of known members of the Journolist Save this--a poster at FR has compiled a list of known journolist members The following 65 names are confirmed members of the now-defunct JournoList listserv. 1. Ezra Klein 2. Dave Weigel 3. Matthew Yglesias 4. David Dayen 5. Spencer Ackerman 6. Jeffrey Toobin 7. Eric Alterman 8. Paul Krugman 9. John Judis 10. Eve Fairbanks 11. Mike Allen 12. Ben Smith 13. Lisa Lerer 14. Joe Klein 15. Brad DeLong 16. Chris Hayes 17. Matt Duss 18. Jonathan Chait 19. Jesse Singal 20. Michael Cohen 21. Isaac Chotiner...