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  • Media Too Busy Manufacturing Scott Walker Attack Pieces to Fact Check Them

    03/01/2015 1:59:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 28, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    How desperate is the media for Scott Walker attack pieces? So desperate it’ll pick up material from a third-rate Gawker blog that even most of the left thinks is a joke and run with it. The Daily Beast has retracted an article from one of its college columnists that claimed that the Wisconsin governor’s budget would cut sexual assault reporting from the state’s universities. The post, published Friday, cited a report from Jezebel that wrongly interpreted a section of the state budget to mean that all assault reporting requirements were to get cut altogether. In fact, the University of Wisconsin...
  • Scott Walker, God's Gift to the Democratic Party

    02/27/2015 12:08:09 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 133 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | February 27, 2015 | Matt Taibbi
    "....Scott Walker as a political performer is pretty uninspiring. He doesn't have George Bush's pretzel-mouthed Texas charm or Sarah Palin's hockey Mom magnetism. He can't fall back on an ethnic American dream parable like the one Marco Rubio can run on. He's just a doughy, finger-pointing white guy of the type the Republican Party has been churning out to fill state assembly seats or run in back-bench congressional districts seemingly since the beginning of time. He's exactly the kind of politician the modern Democratic Party is set up to beat...."
  • Michael Gerson: In matters of faith, Scott Walker’s lack of grace is embarrassing

    02/27/2015 2:37:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | February 26, 2015 | Michael Gerson
    When Scott Walker pronounced himself agnostic about President Barack Obama’s patriotism and Christian faith, it must have seemed like a clever formulation. “I’ve never asked him, so I don’t know,” he said. And about Obama’s Christianity: “I’ve never asked him that.”Walker quickly found his pitch unequal to the presidential big leagues. His argument can’t be generalized into a rule. I have never met Billy Graham, for example, but I’m pretty sure what he believes. As political attacks go, this one is particularly heavy-handed—the equivalent of saying: As far as I know, my opponent is not a swindler and a degenerate....
  • Scott Walker: I will not take the media's bait [Politico’s Glenn Thrush's head explodes]

    02/26/2015 10:53:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 26, 2015 | Kelly Cohen
    Gov. Scott Walker refuses to let the media dictate the conversation. “There has been much discussion about a media double standard where Republicans are covered differently than Democrats, asked to weigh in on issues the Democrats don't face," the potential GOP presidential candidate wrote Wednesday in an op-ed for USA Today. "As a result, when we refuse to take the media's bait, we suffer." The Wisconsin Republican's commentary comes on the heels of comments made by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who questioned whether President Obama “loves America” during a private dinner featuring Walker. Since then, the media...
  • Why couldn't Scott Walker agree that President Obama is a Christian?

    02/24/2015 2:35:52 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 99 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 24, 2015 | Michael McGough
    "....In Walker's defense, Tim Graham of the Media Research Center (“Exposing and Combating Liberal Media Bias”) offers this exegesis: “Walker, the son of a Protestant minister, hears the question very differently: asking if someone is a Christian is a very personal question, asking whether someone has committed themselves to Jesus in their heart. It’s like asking if he knows how often Obama prays. His reluctance to answer for someone he doesn’t know is not a ‘No.’ " Nice try, but the political context of the question was clear and it’s the one Milbank mentioned: the conviction that “Obama is a...
  • Scott Walker’s insidious agnosticism [Another liberal's "brain" explodes]

    02/24/2015 10:26:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    ".......But even when prompted with the facts, Walker — in Washington for the National Governors Association meeting — persisted, saying, “I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that,” and, “I’ve never asked him that,” and, “You’ve asked me to make statements about people that I haven’t had a conversation with about that.” This is an intriguing standard. I’ve never had a conversation with Walker about whether he’s a cannibal, a eunuch, a sleeper cell for the Islamic State, a sufferer of irritable bowel syndrome or a grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. By Walker’s logic,...
  • The Media’s Embarrassing Scott Walker Spectacle [Media, heal thyself.]

    02/24/2015 12:23:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    NRO - National Review Online ^ | February 23, 2015 | Charles C. Cooke
    "..........On Vox last week, Jenée Desmond-Harris blamed many of America’s ills on “unconscious racism,” which, she suggests, is “also known as implicit bias.” There is a regnant idea in America, Desmond-Harris contends, that is “so deeply entrenched that many of us aren’t aware that we hold it — that white is better than black.” This point was echoed by Nicholas Kristof in Saturday’s New York Times. Directly addressing “white men,” Kristof submitted that because all human beings are “prone to the buffeting of unconscious influences,” “bias remains widespread in ways that systematically benefit both whites and men.” In both cases,...
  • Nobody Loves a Vacillating, Wishy-Washy Scott Walker [he's gotten under their skin]

    02/23/2015 6:49:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | February 23, 2015 | Ed Kilgore
    My take on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as a presidential candidate is that he’s enviably capable of having it both ways: an acceptable-to-the-GOP-establishment figure who’s also exciting to the conservative base because (a) his blue-state context makes him look more radical than would similar positions and behaviors in a red state, and (b) his electoral record in Wisconsin gives him an electability argument based on confrontation rather than compromise or outreach. But even before officially announcing a presidential run, Walker’s showing signs of stepping on his own image of relative ideological moderation (essential to his Establishment acceptability and MSM approbation)...
  • The Washington Post played ‘gotcha’ with Scott Walker (and lost)

    02/22/2015 6:13:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 22, 2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    It’s all fun and games until someone gets smacked down The Washington Post’s Robert Costa and Dan Balz interviewed Scott Walker yesterday. Of everything they had opportunity to ask, they chose to ask Walker whether he thought Obama was a Christian. How Walker’s opinion on the matter is remotely relevant or newsworthy is unclear to normal people, who expect the press to do that whole “truth to power” thing. Walker, seemingly unamused by the obscure religion question, responded appropriately, saying he “didn’t know.” [BIG SNIP] Because Walker did not play by their rules, he was isolated (rhetorically isolated, anyway) from...
  • WaPo To Walker: Do You Think Obama Is A Christian? Loves America? Is a patriot?

    02/22/2015 2:11:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    TDC - The Daily Caller ^ | February 21, 2015 | Scott Greer
    The 2016 presidential campaign might’ve just witnessed the most outlandish question posed to a potential candidate yet Saturday. In an interview with The Washington Post’s Dan Balz and Robert Costa, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was asked whether he believes Barack Obama is a Christian. Walker immediately responded with, “I don’t know,” which served as the Post’s headline for the reporters’ hard-hitting examination of the possible 2016 contender. Walker went on to clarify his response in the interview. “I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that,” Walker said, in a voice Balz and Costa noted was “calm...
  • Recycled Stupid Media Tricks – Asking Scott Walker If Obama Is A Christian [how did Hillary answer]

    02/22/2015 1:05:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Crawdad Hole ^ | February 22, 2015 | Crayfisher
    "..................Remember way back in the Spring of 2008, when Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes asked Hillary three times if she believed that Obama was a Muslim? She said no twice, but after the third time she hedged her bets and said “As far as I know.” The media and blogospheric reaction was to clutch pearls, hyperventilate and accuse Hillary of stoking rumors that Obama was indeed a Muslim. Last night, two hacks from the Washington Post recycled the trick. The difference is this time Twitter exploded:............."
  • Scott Walker’s cowardice should disqualify him [angry they can't box him in]

    02/20/2015 6:48:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 20, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    What Rudy Giuliani did this week was stupid. What Scott Walker did ought to disqualify him as a serious presidential contender...... And Walker, just a few seats away, said . . . nothing. Asked the next morning on CNBC about Giuliani’s words, the presidential aspirant was spineless: “The mayor can speak for himself. I’m not going to comment on what the President thinks or not. He can speak for himself as well. I’ll tell you, I love America. There are plenty of people, Democrat, Republican, independent, and in between who love this country.” But did he agree with Giuliani? “I’m in New...
  • Is your local news using WH.gov propaganda video?? Seeing it in Miami....cult worship....

    01/20/2015 5:30:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    1/20/15 | sff
    Just saw a local Miami tv station using video from the government web site with an "interview" of Obama, where he spews some crap about how his goal is to outline for the nation how he is going to make sure things are fair, now that we have "made it through the crisis". I nearly spit my coffee out. We are not out of a crisis. My point is that these kind of videos are NOT a proper use for news....and I expect that if a REPUBLICAN president put out this type of "interview", the media would ignore it....on the...
  • Obama explodes on press corps with ‘profanity-laced’ tirade

    12/08/2014 3:36:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 97 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    A veteran White House reporter says President Obama went on a “profanity-laced” tirade during an off-the-record meeting with journalists sometime in the past year. ABC News reporter Ann Compton, who retired earlier this year, told C-SPAN that she witnessed Mr. Obama’s anger — and colorful vocabulary — firsthand. “I have seen in the last year Barack Obama really angry twice. Both were off-the-record times. One, profanity-laced where he thought the press was making too much of scandals that he did not think were scandals. Another where he took us to task for not understanding the limits he has with foreign...
  • Ann Compton on Obama: He Launches 'Profanity-Laced' Tirades Against Press

    12/08/2014 10:09:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | December 8, 2014 | 12:42 PM EST | By Scott Whitlock
    According to retired ABC News journalist Ann Compton, Barack Obama has launched into "profanity-laced" tirades against the press in off-the-record meetings with reporters. In a C-SPAN interview, Compton also derided the President for leading "the most opaque" administration of "any I have covered." The journalist, who retired in August after a 40-year career, revealed to C-SPAN's Brian Lamb: "I have seen in the last year Barack Obama really angry twice. Both were off the record times. One, profanity-laced where he thought the press was making too much of scandals that he did not think were scandals." She explained, "And I...
  • Fox Anchor says CNBC 'silenced' her coverage of Obamacare (“disrespecting" office of pres)

    11/15/2014 7:15:37 AM PST · by maggief · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 15, 2014 | Rick Moran
    An anchor for Fox Business Network who used to work for CNBC told viewers that her superiors at the network "silenced" her reporting on Obamacare, telling her she was "disrespecting the office of the president" by pointing out that Obamacare's math didn't add up. Daily Caller: Fox Business Network anchor Melissa Francis said she was “silenced” by CNBC when management told her she was “disrespecting the office of the president” by reporting about Obamacare. Francis highlighted Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber’s comments about the “stupidity” of American voters and the administration intentionally misleading the public about what’s in the law and...
  • Rift grows between Obama, media as press groups blast administration ‘spin’

    08/13/2014 11:14:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 13, 2014
    While Congress is on recess and President Obama vacations in Martha's Vineyard, a coalition of free press groups is escalating an already-aggressive campaign against the Obama administration for allegedly freezing out the press and cracking down on reporters. Society of Professional Journalists President David Cuillier, in a statement earlier this week, blasted the administration for what he called "excessive message management and preventing journalists from getting information on behalf of citizens." SPJ is among the groups that's been leading the charge on the issue. Last month, more than three dozen groups, including SPJ, wrote to the White House about what...
  • Frustrated media groups petition gov't for ObamaCare info

    11/03/2013 3:05:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 3, 2013 | Patrick Mortiere and Bob Cusack
    A slew of media organizations have petitioned the government to release ObamaCare data that the White House has refused to make public. CNN, ABC, MSNBC and others have filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking information on the beleaguered healthcare.gov website. They have also asked for government documents revealing how many people have enrolled in the new healthcare exchanges. Journalists have repeatedly pressed the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the enrollment data, but the administration says it won't do so until mid-November. Republicans have noted that President Obama has dropped hints he is...
  • Salon's crusade against traitorous liberals

    10/23/2013 12:47:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 22, 2013 | TIMOTHY P. CARNEY
    Discipline must be enforced, and Salon.com has taken up the role as ideological and partisan enforcer. "Stop Snitching!" Salon's Joan Walsh shouts at liberal pundits who note that Obamacare's implementation is not going very well:
  • Ted Cruz's father equates 'liberal media' to communist propaganda ministries

    10/19/2013 11:56:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | Octobe 19, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said that the "liberal media" in the U.S. has an "evil agenda" that reminds him of the “ministry of misinformation” in communist countries like Cuba. In an interview with radio host Glenn Beck, Cruz said that the media was interested in "destroying what this country is all about.” “In your previous segment you were talking about imagining America,” Cruz said, according to a video clip obtained by BuzzFeed. “I’ll tell you what, it almost seemed like I was listening to what was happening in Cuba during Castro. The very same thing, the ministry...
  • Obama again attacks Republicans: ‘I’m not budging (tells media to keep the heat on GOP)

    10/08/2013 10:48:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 9, 2013 | Neil Munro
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama tried Tuesday to sway the public’s jaundiced view of the budget crisis with a mishmash of economic threats, campaign-style attacks on Republicans, repeated offers of budget talks and numerous promises to reject any compromise. “I’m not budging when it comes to the full faith and credit of the United States. … I think people understand that,” Obama told reporters in the White House’s press office..................... .....Obama emphasized his no-compromise stance by promising to block the GOP’s numerous government-funding bills until the GOP agrees to drop its Obamacare reforms, which include ending a tax on medical...
  • Obama: US not backing any Egyptian party or group

    07/07/2013 12:19:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 6, 2013 7:57 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama on Saturday reiterated that the U.S. is not aligned with and is not supporting any particular Egyptian political party or group and again condemned the ongoing violence across Egypt. Obama made those points during a telephone conference with the National Security Council about developments in Egypt, according to a statement issued by the White House. He was spending the weekend at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland. “The United States categorically rejects the false claims propagated by some in Egypt that we are working with specific political parties or movements to dictate how Egypt’s transition should...
  • More Than 35 Newsroom Staff Laid Off at The Oregonian UPDATE: Layoff list tops 90 people

    06/24/2013 2:41:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Willmette Week ^ | 6/22/13 | AARON MESH
    Newsroom layoffs at The Oregonian have topped 35 reporters, editors and photographers today as the paper reduces home-delivery days and cuts staff. Among the more prominent names WW has confirmed The Oregonian has laid off are editorial columnist David Sarasohn, environmental reporter Scott Learn, and Multnomah County reporter Dana Tims. Many staffers have begun posting their own layoff announcements on the web. Sports reporter John Hunt wrote this morning on Twitter that he is flying home after being laid off with a phone call in Omaha, Neb., where he was covering the Oregon State Beavers baseball team in the College...
  • AP CEO's letter to Eric Holder

    05/13/2013 5:24:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 170 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/13/13 | Gary B. Pruit
  • The Elite Media Hates You

    04/29/2013 5:53:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | Dan Holler
    It doesn’t matter whether you’re on the far left, far right or somewhere in the middle, there is absolutely no denying the rise of the tea party has altered America’s political landscape. And the elite media is making clear, in no uncertain terms, they despise this type of change. Last week, Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) voted against the Schumer-Toomey gun bill because her constituents were opposed to the bill. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, former lawmaker Joe Scarborough and his sidekick Mika Brzezinski lit into her: MIKA: She is defending her vote saying her office was flooded with calls from constituents...
  • Coming Up Short On Dr. Gosnell

    04/17/2013 3:42:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The trial of notorious Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell -- as close to a demonic presence as anything this country will ever see -- was almost a month old when the network blackout finally ended. CNN broke its silence, as did CBS. National newspapers sent reporters to the trial for the first time. They started covering it only because of a national outrage that they would so deliberately withhold this horror story from the public -- for political reasons. Kirsten Powers in USA Today insisted: "This should be front page news. When Rush Limbaugh attacked Sandra Fluke, there was non-stop...
  • Cleveland Newspaper to be Delivered 3 Days a Week

    04/04/2013 4:15:30 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 4/04/2013 | AP
    The Plain Dealer in Cleveland announced Thursday that it is cutting back home delivery of the newspaper to three days a week. The Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest daily, will be delivered on Sunday and two other still unspecified days of the week beginning in late summer, publisher Terry Egger said in a news release. The newspaper will still be printed every day and be available for purchase at thousands of outlets in northeast Ohio.
  • Conservatives Shouldn't Own Newspapers?

    04/03/2013 11:13:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The Los Angeles Times is up for sale, and there are super-wealthy conservative bidders. Get the popcorn out and watch the liberals squeal. The hilarious kickoff came when two leftist collectives -- the Daily Kos website and the California-based Courage Campaign Institute -- set out to buy an ad in the LA Times to protest the Koch brothers pondering a bid. I kid you not, the ad began: "WE NEED NEWS, NOT MORE SPIN." This would assume that today's Los Angeles Times -- which just endorsed Obama's re-election -- is an oasis of objectivity in a desert of media bias....
  • Liberal media lavish praise on Obama but mercilessly mock Rubio's water break

    02/13/2013 1:42:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Dan Gainor
    If Santa Claus had a State of the Union speech, it would sound much like President Obama’s latest. In it, Obama detailed a Christmas list of “investments” on Tuesday night that he wants government to make. In all, he included 11 separate versions of the term “invest” to indicate government spending – your tax dollars. The solution to all that spending was, of course, more taxes when Republicans have already said “no new taxes.” Naturally, the media loved it. MSNBC’s Ed Schultz called it “a stunning speech tonight.” CNN’s Jessica Yellin said Obama was “relaxed and confident.” Politico’s summary was...
  • Regime Press Propagandists Only Cover Stories They Think Will Harm Republicans

    01/11/2013 4:38:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Aw, darn it! Obama is trying so hard. The regime is trying so hard. They never worked harder trying to overcome all of the messes left by George W. Bush, and here we are. We're on the verge of a recovery! The unemployment situation (they keep telling us) is improving. Even though we added people to the unemployment rolls yesterday, that was called "stability" by the AP. We're still at 375,000 unemployment applications every week, but we're on the verge -- we're on the verge! -- of overcoming the big mess left by George W. Bush and,...
  • A Flip-Flops President

    11/13/2012 1:55:42 PM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    We mighta, coulda, woulda, shoulda, still-some-day-may elect a president serious about the matter of the nation's freedoms. Or, possibly, not. The second possibility -- so an ancient mariner reflects -- arises from a sea change in our culture. It could be that more than half of us - a fast-rising proportion -- don't understand "serious" the way it was understood until half a century ago. The loose, lax, louche United States of 2012 seems dissimilar in important respects to the country that chose Dwight D. Eisenhower for president. A week after the Nov. 6 debacle, the post-mortems go on: the...
  • The Media’s Coverage of the Libya Attacks: From Slanted to Suppressed

    11/02/2012 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | November 2, 2012 | Rich Noyes
    Americans of all political stripes were distressed by the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador. But the reaction of the national broadcast networks has been demonstrably and shamefully partisan from the beginning of this story. In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack, all three broadcast networks touted the political angle that the events would bolster President Obama — “reminding voters of his power as commander-in-chief,” as NBC’s Peter Alexander asserted on the September 14 edition of Today — while Mitt Romney would be damaged by his supposedly...
  • The Media’s Cover-Up of Benghazigate

    10/28/2012 11:53:47 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 28, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Let’s go back to 2004. Cindy Sheehan had been turned into a media star during the 2004 presidential election for no reason other than that her son had died and she was willing to lend her name to the left’s campaign. There was no specific issue that Sheehan raised, but nevertheless the media was willing to cover her every sneeze. And now 2012. Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, one of the Navy SEALS killed at the Benghazi consulate, has made serious allegations about his encounter with Hillary Clinton and the refusal of the Obama Administration to save his...
  • Under Obama's Leadership, the World is More Dangerous

    10/24/2012 7:25:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- The third and final presidential debate Monday raised deeply troubling questions about President Obama's handling of foreign policy in the last four years -- especially on the question of keeping Americans safe in the midst of growing terrorism throughout the world, and resurgent jihadist attacks across the Middle East. Former governor Mitt Romney entered the last debate with a preplanned strategy of calmly addressing the big, overriding issues that threaten our safety and those of our allies. He deliberately toned down both his delivery and his demeanor, as if to demonstrate his confidence that he had already beaten...
  • Barack and Mitt: The War for the U.S. Navy Has Just Begun

    10/24/2012 7:00:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2012 | Austin Bay
    Monday night's final 2012 presidential election debate included a brief but fierce naval battle. The candidates exchanged close-combat broadsides over the size of the U.S. Navy, then fired provocative salvos in the direction of two complex subjects, the capabilities of modern weapons and the deleterious effects of funding cuts required by sequestration on the defense budget, especially planned ship-building programs. Gov. Mitt Romney opened the engagement. "Our Navy is smaller now than at any time since 1917. The Navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. We're now under 285. We're headed down to the low 200s...
  • The Axis of Liberalism Marches to Re-elect Obama

    10/11/2012 5:30:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2012 | Larry Elder
    "I just thought it's too difficult. And you're not going to like this, but my gut feeling is that all the media is against George, Republicans, any Republican." -- Former first lady Barbara Bush, who said she was surprised when her son won the presidency in 2000. The Axis of Liberalism -- the other AOL -- is the media, academia and Hollywood. First, the media. About reporters' reaction to the 2008 Obama campaign, Joan Walsh, editor of the left-wing Salon.com, said, "I was struck, when I got to Iowa and New Hampshire in January, by how our media colleagues were...
  • Media Mash: CNN Helps Cover Up Obama's Race Speech, MSNBC Plays the Race Card

    10/05/2012 12:31:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 5, 2012 | NB Staff
    Host Sean Hannity set up the newest "Media Mash" segment: "I just played this tape, 2007. Yeah, the speech was reported on, but they didn't report what happened in this speech. They didn't -- major portions of it where the President is accusing the United States government -- before a predominantly African-American audience -- of not taking care of Katrina victims because of race." Media Mash, October 4: Bozell Blasts MSNBC's Use of Race CardWhat followed was a montage of NBC, CBS and CNN reporters insisting the tape was old news, including CNN anchor Carol Costello dismissing the clips...
  • A Media Meltdown of Epic Proportions

    10/05/2012 12:14:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 5, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    To be blunt, Mitt Romney cleaned President Obama’s clock in the presidential debate Wednesday night. It was such a lopsided victory that 67 percent of debate watchers questioned in a CNN poll gave it to the Republican challenger. But it gets worse for the incumbent Democrat. “No presidential candidate has topped 60% in that question since it was first asked in 1984,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. Yet as bad as the president was, the freak-out by leftists and their media enablers was the stuff of legend. More subtly, the media establishment is busy softening Obama’s failure via absurd...
  • Obama and His Media Acolytes

    10/03/2012 10:17:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    We seem to be in the midst of another one of our periodic battles over liberal bias in the media, as denoted in recent days by Paul Ryan and various other conservatives vexed with the tone of campaign coverage. "It goes without saying that there is definitely media bias," Ryan said on Fox News. "I think most people in the mainstream media are left of center and, therefore, they want a very left-of-center president versus a conservative president like Mitt Romney." I think so myself after more than four decades of membership in that same suspect category, the gatherers and...
  • A Few Debate Questions for Obama That Won't Be Asked

    10/03/2012 8:07:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    On Wednesday night, left-leaning TV anchor Jim Lehrer of government-supported PBS will moderate the first 90-minute presidential debate in Denver. The forum will focus on domestic policy. Lehrer alone will determine the topics and questions for six 15-minute segments, and then he will control an "open discussion" for each segment. We know the liberal media bias drill: Make the Republican candidate look like a scary extremist on social issues and a greedy capitalist pig on economic issues. Avoid the Democratic incumbent's record of failure. Run out the clock. Thank you and good night. Here's my starter list of domestic policy...
  • CNN: Conservative media coordinates on release of old Obama video

    10/03/2012 6:07:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | October 3, 2012 | Ashley Killough
    ....Speaking to a largely black audience, Obama in the video made the case that race relations still had a long way to go in the United States, claiming the divide most severely has an impact on impoverished parts of the country. ....Democratic commentators fired back after portions of the speech aired Tuesday night, saying the remarks were old and blown out of proportion. "I think that there is no material significance here, but the Republicans are very good at taking nothing and turning it into what appears to be something," Boyce Watkins, founder of yourblackworld.com, said on CNN's "Anderson Cooper...
  • Six Watergates and counting (Maddow: Benghazi debacle, Fast & Furious are not "legitimate scandals")

    10/02/2012 7:19:09 AM PDT · by Qbert · 15 replies
    Maddow Blog via MSNBC ^ | Oct 1, 2012 | Steve Benen
    I guess this was inevitable. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) joined the chorus of Republicans criticizing President Obama's response to the violence in Libya on Monday, going so far as to suggest that the administration's handling of the situation is worse than Watergate -- the scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon: "I think this is an issue -- Benghazi-gate is the right term for this. This is very, very serious, probably more serious than Watergate." Now, Blackburn struggled to explain what it is about the attack she considers Watergate-like, or even what she's accusing the administration of, exactly. But for...
  • If this had been a Republican... [Democratic Party aide rapes women in D.C.]

    09/02/2012 3:11:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 2, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    Would this remain a local DC story if the accused had been staff director of an important committee in a Republican controlled Senate? >>>>A former senior congressional aide was indicted this week in D.C. Superior Court on charges that he sexually assaulted two women after drugging them with a sedative that he allegedly put in their drinks. Donny Ray Williams Jr., 36, who served as staff director for a Senate subcommittee and worked in the offices of several members of Congress, gave at least one woman Ambien and assaulted her while she was unconscious, according to court papers. Williams was...
  • New York Times Puts 'Son of Satan' Ryan on Front Page

    08/30/2012 1:17:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | August. 30, 2012 | Michael Warren
    Here's the front page for the New York Times's national edition, the day after Paul Ryan's speech at the Republican National Convention: Peter Roskam, the Illinois Republican congressman and deputy majority whip, said the front page makes Ryan look like the "son of Satan."
  • White House warns media on North Korea

    04/09/2012 12:46:21 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/9/12 | DYLAN BYERS
    The White House is pushing back against the media for what it sees as oversaturated coverage of this week’s forthcoming North Korean missile test. “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know this is a propaganda exercise,” National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor told me. “Reporters have to be careful not to get co-opted.” The long-range missile test -- which the country is touting as a peaceful satellite launch -- has given networks, newspapers, and wires a rare opportunity to report from within the country. NBC’s Richard Engel, ABC’s Bob Woodruff, and CNN’s Stan Grant are among those...
  • Levin, Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, others to leave a Legacy of COWARDICE

    02/19/2012 3:57:01 AM PST · by Chance Hart · 506 replies · 4+ views
    VANITY
    First off, I am a conservative and have spent countless hours listening to and reading the books of all these men. Reading Levin's Liberty and Tyranny was compelling, as were many of the publications of these Patriots. With the VAST amount of Constitutional research accumulated in order to write these best sellers, there is and has always has been one important fact known to ALL these men to be a Constitutional FACT missing. That non negotiable FACT is that according to the Constitution, Barack Hussein Obama is NOT eligible to be placed on the ballot, let alone occupy his present...
  • Gingrich: That Obama Visit to Disney World is Kind of Goofy, No? (Video)

    "But I have to confess, as I thought this morning about the President flanked on one side by Mickey Mouse [laughter], and on the other side by Goofy [laughter], resembling actually a sort of Cabinet picture of the Obama administration [laughter and applause], I just felt better about the idea."
  • Trump Calls Out NBC Host in Heated Interview: ‘You Gotta Tell the Truth, Chuck!’

    12/05/2011 10:30:28 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 84 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-05-11 | Christopher Santarelli
    Whether through sound bites or live audio, “The Donald” has been making the rounds on all the news talk shows this morning in response to GOP presidential candidates Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman electing to skip the debate that Donald Trump will moderate on December 27. It’s been a war of words to say the least. During his second NBC interview of the morning, Trump got heated with “Daily Rundown” host Chuck Todd, at one point saying, “I didn’t call you, you called me.” That was in response to Todd saying that Trump wanted to...
  • Judge Rejects Both Reorganization Plans For Tribune[$13B Debt Chicago Trib,LA Times,23 TV Stations]

    10/31/2011 9:42:00 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies
    Chicago Business ^ | October 31, 2011(Updated 8:08 p.m.) | By: Lynne Marek
    (Crain's) — The federal judge overseeing the Tribune Co. bankruptcy case shot down reorganization plans submitted by the Chicago-based media company and a dissident creditor group, threatening to appoint a trustee to oversee the case if they don't resolve it soon. Tribune filed for bankruptcy protection in December 2008 under the weight of $13 billion in debt, a year after the company was taken private in an $8.2-billion leveraged buyout led by real estate mogul Sam Zell, who became its chairman. In a decision that started with the parable of the scorpion that stings the fox carrying him across the...
  • Strike Out Beck (Petition) [Libs asking MLB to stop Glenn Beck]

    10/20/2011 8:54:30 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 33 replies
    Strike Out Beck ^ | 10/20/2011 | unknown
    Glenn Beck's hate has no place in America, much less in America's favorite pastime. Sports outlets have reported that MLB Advanced Media, the interactive arm of Major League Baseball, is teaming up with the hateful conservative commentator Glenn Beck to stream his shows online. Major League Baseball's partnership with Glenn Beck is shameful and should not be giving him a platform to spew his hate and fearmongering. MLB should immediately sever their relationship with Beck.