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  • DEPRAV-ED--MSNBC'S Schultz: Laura Ingraham's 'A Slut'

    05/25/2011 9:21:05 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 54 replies · 1+ views
    radio equalizer ^ | 5/25/11 | Brian Maloney
    Bye-bye, Ed Schultz. We'll especially miss your gigantic ego, unending rage and all-around delightful personality. Will Comcast tolerate this kind of behavior from one of its cable hosts, particularly on top of so many past antics? From yesterday's syndicated radio program: ED SCHULTZ (02:52): And what do the Republicans thinking about? They're not thinking about their next-door neighbor. They're just thinking about how much this is going to cost. President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Mo., on Sunday but you know what they're talking about, like this right-wing slut, what's her name?, Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she's a talk...
  • White House shuts out Herald scribe

    05/18/2011 6:59:08 AM PDT · by CharlyFord · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 18, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today, in e-mails objecting to the newspaper’s front page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed, saying pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news “fairly.” “I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the White House regularly and fairly in determining local pool reporters,” White House spokesman Matt Lehrich wrote in response to a Herald request for full access to the presidential visit.
  • Why Palin's 'Blood Libel' Speech Was Wrong (She left a mark on the MSM alert!)

    01/12/2011 8:50:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 141 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/12/11 | Howard Kurtz
    In a nearly eight-minute video, Sarah Palin says “journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence.” Howard Kurtz on her un-presidential move.The talk in political circles has been that Sarah Palin had a rare opportunity in the wake of the Tucson tragedy to reach out beyond her base and recalibrate her image beyond that of a gun-toting mama grizzly.After all, the strategists said, there was some sympathy for her—beyond the Palin-haters—for being tied to the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, even if she had erred with her “reload” talk and...
  • MSNBC President Claims 'We're Not Trying to Push Democratic Talking Points' (Gut buster)

    10/12/2010 6:05:07 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 36 replies
    www.newsbusters.org ^ | 10/12/10 | Tim Graham
    Howard Kurtz quoted MSNBC president Phil Griffin in two stories in Monday's Washington Post, and both quotes seriously strained credulity. In a front-page story on how politicians campaign on cable news, Griffin tried to argue that they're not simply a Democrat talking-points factory and promoter of Democrat candidates. Oh no, claimed Griffin, just because Republicans choose to decline their invitations doesn't mean they're in the tank for the DNC: The reality, said MSNBC President Phil Griffin, is that "politicians want to hit their base." But "we're different than Fox," he added. "We ask for people to come on from both...
  • (New Black) Panther Case: No Shot in the Dark

    10/04/2010 5:34:36 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 4, 2010 | Quin Hillyer
    Even after an above-the-fold, front-page story in the Washington Post, the establishment media seems determined to sit back and wait rather than do any "enterprise reporting" on the New Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case and, more importantly, on the much bigger and broader policy and ethics questions swirling around it. This is a serious dereliction of journalistic responsibility. For those reporters who actually want to do their jobs, and for all of you readers who rightly continue to insist that this is an important topic, herewith is a guided tour to the Panther scandal and its broader implications. The uncontroverted...
  • Times, Newsweek Hit O'Donnell, Skip Coons Record

    10/01/2010 8:39:23 AM PDT · by MarkLevinFan · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 9-30-2010 | Jeffrey Lord
    The Left Wing Media Machinus Maximus once more trundles the old rusty guns into place and starts firing…sort of. These old cannons date back to at least the late 1940s. Let's run the list. 1966: Ronald Reagan runs for Governor of California. RESPONSE: Reagan is accused of being an extremist, a nut, a member of the John Birch Society, an idiot, stupid, dumb a Fascist and a racist. 1988: Dan Quayle is nominated for vice president by the GOP. RESPONSE: Quayle is accused of being not very bright, dumb, an air-head, a fool, a draft-dodger. 2004: Dick Cheney is re-nominated...
  • John King Bashes Obama for Calling Fox 'Destructive' and MSNBC 'Invaluable'

    CNN's John King on Wednesday mocked Barack Obama for calling Fox News a "destructive" force in our society while at practically the same time a White House spokesman was saying MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow provide "an invaluable service" to the country. JOHN KING, HOST: "Sometimes you feel sad to be left out of a big debate. This is not one of those sometimes. In an interview with "Rolling Stone," President Obama voiced the opinion that Fox News is a "destructive" force in our society. On the other hand, the left hand in this case, Obama spokesman Bill Burton...
  • Prosecutor alleges Department of Justice bias (Politico ALMOST reports the truth)

    09/25/2010 7:34:49 AM PDT · by milwguy · 12 replies
    poltiburo (er politico) ^ | 09/25/2010 | josh gerstein
    A Justice Department prosecutor defied his superiors by testifying at a U.S. Civil Rights Commission hearing Friday, where he leveled an explosive allegation: top officials in the department gutted a voter intimidation case against a fringe African American militant group because the suspects were black and their alleged victims were white. The prosecutor, Christopher Coates, also said the downgrading of the case against the New Black Panther Party was evidence of a Justice Department culture which discouraged “race neutral” enforcement of civil rights laws, frowned on prosecuting minority perpetrators and folded under pressure from black and Latino rights groups. After...
  • O'Donnell Fires Back at Personal Attacks on Fox News

    09/22/2010 3:48:56 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9-22-10
    O'Donnell Fires Back at Personal Attacks GOP Senate candidate responds to Democrats' smear campaign on Fox News. 7 minute interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News.
  • Morning Joe's Odd Manifesto Against 'Angry Voices' Sounds A Lot Like Obama Speech

    09/20/2010 6:06:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In a strange departure from Morning Joe's typical spontaneity, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski issued what was clearly a scripted, teleprompted, manifesto this morning. The statement purported to be non-partisan condemnation of "angry voices" and a call, citing a WWII poster, to "keep calm and carry on." But even a cursory analysis reveals that the manifesto's message suits Dem themes to a 'T', and carries clear echoes of a recent partisan speech by Pres. Obama at a political event. The manifesto amounted to a condemnation of the "angry voices" and the "political extremists" who, claimed Scarborough, "are dominating the airwaves...
  • The NY Times Survey & The Odd Use of Language

    09/17/2010 5:17:52 AM PDT · by publius1 · 7 replies
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: "The president’s overall job approval rating is 45 percent, with 47 percent disapproving. On the economy, his rating is worse, with 41 percent approving and 51 percent disapproving." GOVERNOR PALIN: "The poll found that the ...public has an increasingly negative opinion of Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee, with nearly half now holding an unfavorable view of her." I realize that people can do funny things with words, but aren't these essentially the same numbers? Also -- funny note -- the poll is, according to the description, a sample of "voters," but 1...
  • Scarborough On O'Donnell Win: 'I Blame Sarah Palin'

    09/15/2010 4:28:15 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 112 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough believes Christine O'Donnell's win has cost Republicans the Delaware Senate seat and their best shot at a Senate majority. And the Morning Joe host made no bones about singling out the person he considers responsible: "I blame Sarah Palin," said Scarborough bluntly on today's show. Scarborough's comment came not long after Morning Joe aired a clip of Karl Rove's scalding comments about O'Donnell, which I noted here last night, in which among other things the former Bush adviser declared that O'Donnell "doesn't evince the characteristics of rectitude and truthfulness and sincerity and character that voters are looking for."...
  • ABC's George Stephanopoulos: Will GOP Landslide Be a 'Blessing in Disguise' for Obama?

    09/14/2010 7:20:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/14/10 | Scott Whitlock
    Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday tried to find the upside to a possible Democratic landslide in November. Talking to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, he wondered if major Republican gains could be "a blessing in disguise for President Obama." (Snip) At one point during the interview, O'Reilly derided the President's plan to let tax cuts for upper income groups expire as "class warfare." He pressed the ABC host, "Would you agree with that?" The ABC journalist unsurprisingly quipped, "Not necessarily."
  • The End of TIME

    09/12/2010 9:26:57 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 20 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 09-13-10 | stolinsky
    For decades, Time magazine was a valued weekly source of news. But in recent years − with cable news, talk radio and the Internet − it became redundant. Now, however, it is making itself objectionable. That’s why I have resolved not to buy it again. Two weeks ago, Time’s cover accused America of Islamophobia. First, does Time mean all 310 million Americans, or even most of them? If so, the cover is deceptive and defamatory. Yes, some Americans, and some citizens of all nations, are guilty of any misdeed you can name. But why does Time indict our entire nation?...
  • Politico posts CNN/Time Poll Results based on Registered not Likely Voters -All favor Dems

    09/08/2010 11:37:20 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 17 replies
    Politico.com ^ | September 8, 2010 | steelers6
    Calif. Senate Boxer (D) 48% Fiorina (R)44% CNN/Time Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Matchup Results Source Dates Sample Boxer vs. Fiorina Fiorina (R) 48% Boxer (D) 47% Rasmussen Reports 9/6 750 LV Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Matchup Results Source Dates Sample Boxer vs. Fiorina Boxer (D) 44% Fiorina (R) 43% Rasmussen Reports 8/24 750 Calif. Governor Whitman (R)48% Brown (D)46% CNN/Time Fla. Governor Sink (D)49% Scott (R) 42% CNN/Time Wednesday, September 1, 2010 Matchup Results Source Dates Sample Sink vs. Scott Scott (R) 45% Sink (D) 44% Rasmussen Reports 9/1 750 LV Friday, August 27, 2010 Matchup Results Source Dates Sample...
  • George Stephanopoulos to Interview President Obama (Viewers Can Submit Their Questions..)

    09/07/2010 11:02:13 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 61 replies
    TV Newser ^ | September 07, 2010 | Alex Werpin
    ABC "Good Morning America" anchor George Stephanopoulos will interview President Obama on Thursday's edition of the program. Stephanopoulos is soliciting questions from viewers here. The interview is timed with the announcement of new initiatives meant to stimulate the economy and create new jobs, though given the proximity to the anniversary of 9/11, there is a good chance foreign policy will be a major part of the interview.
  • Brian Williams: from Musketeer to Mouseketeer

    09/01/2010 5:43:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2010 | Brent Bozell
    The fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina recalls a horror show on two levels. There's the actual disaster, which killed hundreds of people, and then there's the media smear job on the Bush administration and first responders. No one should forget pompous grandstanders like "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams signing off three months after the floods from the Lower Ninth Ward: "This is a neighborhood that's been left to die." How those network anchors loved hurricane hyperbole! Williams, for one, lectured the nation that the hurricane should "necessitate a national discussion on race, on oil, politics, class, infrastructure, the environment...
  • Poll: Many incorrectly (correctly) call Obama a Muslim (Only 34% believe he is a Christian)

    08/19/2010 3:36:35 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 92 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 8/19/2010 | ap
    Americans increasingly are convinced — incorrectly — that President Barack Obama is a Muslim, and a growing number are thoroughly confused about his religion. Nearly one in five people, or 18 percent, said they think Obama is Muslim, up from the 11 percent who said so in March 2009, according to a poll released Thursday. The proportion who correctly say he is a Christian is down to just 34 percent. The largest share of people, 43 percent, said they don't know his religion, an increase from the 34 percent who said that in early 2009. The survey, conducted by the...
  • Politico: Bush aide (Michael Gerson) backs Obama on mosque

    08/14/2010 6:04:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | August 14, 2010 | Ben Smith and Mike Allen (JouroListas)
    EXCERPT A former senior Bush aide, chief speechwriter Michael Gerson, told POLITICO last night that he supports Obama's decision. "An enormously complex and emotional issue -- but ultimately the right thing to do," Gerson said. "A president is president for every citizen, including every Muslim citizen. Obama is correct that the way to marginalize radicalism is to respect the best traditions of Islam and protect the religious liberty of Muslim Americans. It is radicals who imagine an American war on Islam. But our conflict is with the radicals alone."
  • Obama using Andy Griffith to deceive seniors

    08/09/2010 5:27:14 AM PDT · by Bull Man · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 8, 2010 | Lawrence Hunter
    At a cost of $700,000 of taxpayers’ money, Andy Griffith is on the air peddling President Obama’s propaganda about how wonderful ObamaCare is going to be for Medicare. He doesn’t have a clue as to what he is talking about. The Obama administration itself released a report this week confessing that ObamaCare cuts $575 billion from Medicare over the first 10 years alone. The cuts will soar to $126 billion for just one year by 2019. Obama is also trying to hide how high the Medicare cuts accumulate over the longer term by delaying the annual report of the Medicare...
  • Katie Couric mocks Sarah Palin’s children

    08/04/2010 9:27:52 AM PDT · by Qbert · 155 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill- Pundits Blog ^ | 8/4/2010 | Bernie Quigley
    Katie Couric, whose real name is Katherine Anne Couric, mocked the names of Sarah Palin’s children during a rehearsal in her studio. Her comments, made during the 2008 presidential campaign, are being discussed in the blogosphere today after being leaked. “Where the hell do they get these names from?” she asked, referring to Palin children Trig and Track, sending her crew into peals of laughter. I have some new names for CBS. In a tragedy in Louisiana this Monday, six young teenagers drowned. Their names were: Takeitha, JaMarcus, JaTavious, Litrelle, LaDairus and Latevin. These, like the names of Palin’s children,...
  • Lisa Murkowski battles for GOP hearts as Palin grows louder in Alaskan expanse (RINO alert)

    07/31/2010 1:22:32 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 35 replies · 8+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/30/2010 | Jason Horowitz
    ..."For all Sarah Palin's nationwide recognition, the first name in Alaskan Republican politics is still Murkowski. Actually, it's Lisa. For all Sarah Palin's nationwide recognition, the first name in Alaskan Republican politics is still Murkowski. Actually, it's Lisa. But Palin, who took the governor's mansion from Murkowski's father only to prematurely relinquish it last year, finds Murkowski lacking. Despite Murkowski's "mama grizzly" cred as a mother of two teenage boys and the state's most prominent female official, Palin upset the Republican establishment in June by instead endorsing Joe Miller, a stubble-cheeked and baritone-voiced conservative who is good buds with her...
  • Next week’s news: Sarah Palin edition [PBS uses our $$ to attack Governor Palin]

    07/30/2010 3:58:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 3+ views
    Need To Know on PBS ^ | July 23, 2010 | Andy Borowitz
    This week we’re peering a little further into the future: to 2012. If the presidential election were held today, Sarah Palin would defeat Barack Obama. That’s according to a new poll published in Mayan Prophecy Weekly. Here’s what you need to know about a Palin presidency. Her first official act will be to cancel the agreement between nouns and verbs. Next, she’ll replace the English language with Palinese: a language known only to her. Even her husband Todd doesn’t speak it -– although, to be fair, no one has ever heard him speak. We got a little taste of this...
  • Columnist Bemoans The Loss Of “Privacy” In Journolist Story; Conspiring Amongst “Friends” Is A-Ok!

    07/24/2010 1:18:59 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-24-10 | Curt
    This tripe from Kathleen Parker is something. She bemoans the loss of privacy and kinship when the Journolist blew up in the faces of some 400+ reporters: It should come as no surprise that self-identifying liberals have liberal thoughts and friends, so no foul there, as Carlson has said. And, indeed, some of the comments are, on their face, condemnable, not to mention banal. But some also have been presented out of context and, besides, were offered as part of an ongoing argument among colleagues who believed they were acting in good faith that theirs was a private conversation. Were...
  • Palin's Shocking Admission: Not Tough Enough To Be President (But he compares her to Reagan)

    07/23/2010 2:30:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 158 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | July 23, 2010 | David Corn
    Sarah Palin can't expect anyone to take her seriously as a presidential candidate--not after what she said this week. In recent days, the former Alaska governor and Tea Party fave has been on a tear against Journolist, a listserv for nearly 500 journalists, policy wonks, and academics, most of whom are self-identified liberals working for self-identified liberal outfits. The participants on this off-the-record email chain promoted their work, debated politics and policy (occasionally quite sharply), and traded and tested ideas for articles and columns. Last month, The Daily Caller, a conservative website, began running articles based on Journolist archives it...
  • 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...
  • Journolister who bashed Fox News is on board that determines who gets White House briefing...

    07/21/2010 7:25:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 7/21/10 | Caroline May
    There is currently a fierce battle among several major news outlets to claim the front-row seat in the White House briefing room recently vacated by long-time White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who retired amid scandal in June. One of the news outlets battling for the seat is Fox News, which is currently the only TV-network without a front-row seat. It will ultimately be up to the nine-member White House Correspondents’ Association board to decide who gets the highly coveted placement. This morning, The Daily Caller’s Jonathan Strong reported how some members of the now defunct Journolist list-serv discussed how Fox...