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  • Top Ten most Left-Biased American Journalists - #5: Cynthia Tucker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    07/19/2010 9:43:22 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/19/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Welcome once again to our top ten most left-biased working journalist list and now it’s time for number five in the countdown. As we begin our downward slope to the number one most biased, it is fitting that we come to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Cynthia Tucker as our fifth worst, most biased American journo. Unlike the other left-wingers that merely hate conservative Americans, Cynthia Tucker seems to hate all of us. That seems true at least if her latest outrageous comment on MSNBC can be taken for granted. In recent comments made on Chris “Leg Tingle” Matthews’ MSNBC show, Tucker...
  • A Misleading Story on 'Facts' (Left Media Strikes Again)

    07/19/2010 9:42:15 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/19/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    On July 11, the Boston Globe featured a story on "facts" and how people just don't seem to want to hear them when they intersect with closely held political opinions. The story has some interesting points to make, points that seem quite sensible, but there is no escaping the fact that the whole story is not only written from a left-wing perspective but is misleading in a central reality that is wholly ignored by the piece. For the Globe, writer Joe Keohane laments that people with preconceived political opinions rarely have their minds changed when presented with facts contrary to...
  • Name One Difference Between World Opinion and Left-Wing Opinion

    07/05/2010 11:29:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 6, 2010 | Dennis Prager
    Here's a challenge: Can you name one difference between what the media refer to as "world opinion" and Left-wing opinion? Take all the time you need. But no matter how much time you take, you probably won't come up with any examples. The world's media and virtually all international organizations are Leftist in their politics, and they both define "world opinion" and in turn shape it. Of course, there are other powerful institutions in the world that shape public opinion. But virtually none contravene the Left-wing views of the world's media and world organizations on world issues. Take Islam, for...
  • Media warming to public's disbelief

    06/15/2010 7:20:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies · 797+ views
    the sun news ^ | Jun. 06, 2010 | Thomas
    Three modern myths have been sold to the American people: the promise of a transparent administration (President Obama); the promise of a more ethical Congress (Speaker Pelosi); and the myth of "global warming," or climate change. The first two are daily proving suspect and now the third is sinking with greater force than melting icebergs, if they were melting, which many believe they are not. After spending years promoting "global warming," the media are beginning to turn in the face of growing evidence that they have been wrong. The London Times recently reported: "Britain's premier scientific institution is being forced...
  • Five Things Old Media Still Don't Get About The Web

    06/10/2010 12:31:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies · 600+ views
    Techi ^ | June 10, 2010 | Navneet Alang
    established old media entities are still really struggling to understand the web. Time and time again, it feels as if old media companies, rather than embracing the massive potential of the web, seem to shoot themselves in the foot. For all those people out there working in established media, here are five things you still don’t seem to get about the web: 1. People Never Wanted to Pay for the News. web users can get all that information from a variety of places. Craigslist is way better than paper for classifieds, weather is everywhere, the web updates stock prices instantly,...
  • Helen Thomas: The End

    06/07/2010 11:43:42 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 28 replies · 67+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 06/07/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Since I wrote and submitted my piece on Helen Thomas comparing the firestorm of condemnation that occurred immediately after entertainer Don Imus made his race-tinged comments about the Duke basketball players to the relative kid gloves with which Helen Thomas is being handled over her outrageous anti-Israeli comments a few new things have occurred in the story. First of all a few left leaning pundits have scolded Thomas, most prominently Clinton era operative Lanny Davis who issued a press release calling Thomas an "anti-Semitic bigot." Joe Klein, another left-wing pundit, posted a few short paragraphs saying that he felt Thomas...
  • Larry King To Celebrate 25th Anniversary At CNN With Half The Viewers He Had Two Years Ago

    05/27/2010 6:52:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 318+ views
    Business Insider ^ | May 27, 2010, | Joe Pompeo |
    descent into irrelevancy...on King's inability (much the same as his fellow CNN hosts) to compete in the ratings with Fox News and MSNBC. At 9 p.m., the time slot King used to dominate, he's a "distant third" behind Rachel Maddow and Sean Hannity. King now averages 725,000 viewers—that's about half the audience he had during the most recent presidential election; he was drawing 1.34 million in the first quarter of 2009. CNN president Jonathan Klein declined to comment on King's contract, which is up for renewal next June.
  • CNN Omits Left Wing Affiliation of Arrested Illegal, DREAM Act Provision ( and La Raza )

    05/22/2010 12:44:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies · 412+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | May 21, 2010 | Matthew Balan
    CNN's Casey Wian on Friday's Newsroom filed a one-sided report on an illegal immigrant activist who was arrested for participating in a sit-in at Senator John McCain's office on Monday. Wian omitted the liberal affiliation of the activist's group, oversimplified the DREAM Act (the cause of the activist), and neglected how it would open the path for illegals to receive in-state tuition. Wian's interview of Lizbeth Mateo aired 10 minutes into the 11 am Eastern hour. An on-screen graphic mentioned Mateo's affiliation with an organization called Dream Team Los Angeles, but the correspondent didn't mention this explicitly during his report....
  • Merged Honolulu Star-Advertiser Begins June 7 : As Many As 400 People Will Be Laid Off

    05/13/2010 8:05:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 260+ views
    KITV4 ^ | May 12, 2010 | Keoki Kerr,
    The merged Honolulu Star-Advertiser debuts June 7, with nearly 400 people losing their jobs in the process, according to the publisher of the combined newspaper. The last day that both The Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin will publish separately will be Sunday, June 6... The Star-Bulletin purchased The Advertiser from the Gannett Co. and Francis said he expects to hire about half of the Advertiser's 580 employees, meaning about 290 Advertiser workers will lose their jobs in the merger. The Advertiser, one of Gannett’s larger newspapers with a daily circulation of about 130,000, was founded in 1856 and purchased...
  • Obama's diplomacy, not fully engaged

    05/03/2010 11:10:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 658+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 3, 2010 | Jackson Diehl
    Barack Obama's foreign policy has been defined so far by his attempts to "engage" with adversaries or rivals of the United States, such as Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran and Dmitry Medvedev of Russia. The results have been mixed. But now the president's focus is visibly shifting. In the next 18 months, Obama's record abroad will be made or broken by his ability to do business with two nominal U.S. allies: Hamid Karzai and Binyamin Netanyahu. Both men are prickly and somewhat inscrutable... And Obama has not done well. In fact, his treatment of the Israeli and Afghan leaders during...
  • Tenn. Newspaper: Being Pro-US Constitution and Anti-Obamacare is Raaaaacist

    05/03/2010 9:59:29 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 8 replies · 507+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/03/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Did you know that if you cared about the U.S. Constitution you are a racist? Oh, and did you also know that being against big government and being against Obamacare also makes you a racist? Well if you didn't know that the Nashville Tennessean wants you to realize that if you love the Constitution but hate intrusive, overarching Obamacare… well, you, sir, are a big fat racist. The paper also resurrects the lawmaker-spate-upon lie and lays the blame for all this on the Tea Partiers. That's right, for the Gannet-owned Tennessean reporter Nate Rau wants you to know that loving...
  • ( Gannett ) Newspaper giant leaves the islands ( Hawaii )

    05/02/2010 11:04:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 591+ views
    Star-Bulletin ^ | May 02, 2010 | Allison Schaefers
    The corporate Goliath of the media world, Gannett Co., walks away tomorrow from nearly four decades of newspaper ownership in Hawaii after selling the spoils to the owner of its longtime rival Honolulu Star-Bulletin. According to industry analyst John Morton, "Gannett was essentially the winner in all this, but they elected to withdraw by selling." "At some point in a competitive situation, even when you have a company with very deep pockets, if they suspect that their opponent is going to stick in there even if it is losing money—it just might not be worth it for them to stay,"...
  • Denver Post weekday sales down 10% from a year ago

    04/27/2010 9:13:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 422+ views
    Denver Business Journal ^ | April 26, 2010 | Mark Harden
    The Denver Post on Monday reported weekday sales averaging 333,675 copies, down 10.2 percent from the sales figure it posted a year earlier for the month after the Rocky Mountain News folded. The Post's weekday sales were much smaller prior to the Rocky's demise, but then it began delivering papers to former News subscribers, so its numbers shot up. A year ago, the Post reported an average 526,235 Sunday copies sold in the six months ended March 31, 2009. The Sunday Post was delivered to both Post and News subscribers before and after the Rocky folded. The Post is now...
  • Why Can’t Old Media Get History Right Part 2: Boston Herald Muffs Rev War

    04/20/2010 10:29:07 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 4 replies · 403+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 04/20/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Last week I posted a deconstruction of the muffed WWII history as penned by NPR commentator Cokie Roberts. Today I have another example of muddled history in the Old Media. This one is misconstrued Revolutionary War history as published by the Boston Herald. Hard to believe that the Boston Herald, a paper that sits in the cradle of the Revolutionary War, can get Revolutionary War history wrong but such is the degraded state of the Old Media. In Lexington, Massachusetts on April 19, 2010, reenactors of the Rev War celebrated the 235th anniversary of the Battle of Lexington. The Boston...
  • NBC's Jay Barbree's career may be over

    04/18/2010 10:15:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 2,546+ views
    brutally honest ^ | April 17, 2010
    watch as he crosses a line, that line which states "Thou shalt not speak ill of The One": Did you catch the MSNBC anchorette quickly step up and speak on behalf of the Obama administration? So telling... of course, anyone who disbelieves that MSNBC is anything but a megaphone for Obama needs his or her head examined but still, it's eye-opening to hear someone just come right out there in the open with it.
  • Cokie Roberts: Japanese Interment Was an Immigration Issue?

    04/16/2010 9:34:35 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 18 replies · 354+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 04/16/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Why is it that lefties always get history wrong? The Jewish World Review recently published an editorial by NPR commentator Cokie Roberts and her hubby meant to urge the country toward "comprehensive" immigration reform by praising America's history of immigrant labor. But even as much of what the two Roberts say is dead on, there are still a few glaring errors one of which is their claim that Japanese interment during WWII was an immigration issue. Cokie, whose full name is a mouthful -- Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs -- garbled history at the tail of her piece by...
  • CNN Is Dead, A Victim Of Blind Adherence To Silly Principles

    04/04/2010 2:06:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 68 replies · 2,702+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Apr. 4, 2010 | Michael Hirschorn
    Last week, Nielsen reported that CNN had lost roughly half its prime-time viewers in the first quarter of 2010 compared with a year earlier... Meanwhile, Fox News’s “talk radio” on TV propelled it to second place among all cable networks in the same time period. In 2009, led by the twin riders of the apocalypse Glenn Beck (up 50 percent year over year) and his comparatively more fact-based coeval Bill O’Reilly (up a mere 28 percent, but still boasting an audience nearly five times that of Larry King’s), Fox had its best year ever.
  • A Tough Quarter for Evening Newscasts on ABC and CBS

    04/01/2010 6:49:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies · 1,407+ views
    nyt ^ | April 1, 2010 | BILL CARTER
    With buyouts and layoffs in progress, the mood at ABC News can’t be good — and it was not likely enhanced by the ratings report for the first quarter of the year, which showed that the network’s evening newscast, “World News” had sunk to the lowest numbers the program had seen in a first quarter since the People Meter was introduced by Nielsen in 1987. The same story prevailed at CBS, where the “Evening News” also hit a new low for the months of January through March. So what’s happening? Is this a signal that viewers are abandoning network newscasts...
  • New York Times Staffers Furious Over The Huge Raise Executives Gave Themselves

    03/26/2010 5:36:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies · 1,098+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 26, 2010 | Gillian Reagan |
    Some New York Times Co... staffers are boiling about their top executives' huge $12 million payouts in 2009. Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr.'s compensation more than doubled in 2009, to nearly $6 million. President and CEO Janet Robinson also boosted her earnings by 32%, to $6.3 million. During the same year, the New York newsroom lost 100 staffers to buyouts and layoffs, along with pay and benefit cuts at sister publications. "We watched our colleagues pack their boxes and he is making $6 million? It's a joke."
  • As Health Vote Awaits, Future of a Presidency Waits, Too(Caption the Illustration)

    03/14/2010 10:58:51 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 65 replies · 2,324+ views
    nytimes ^ | 3/14/2010 | Peter Baker
    Illustration by Nola Lopez, photograph by Damon Winter/The New York Times SENATOR Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, had a little political advice last week for Barack Obama." President Obama and the Democrats: Don’t pass the president’s health care legislation because you would risk losing in the midterm elections. Mr. Obama laughed about it afterward. “I generally wouldn’t take advice about what’s good for Democrats” from Mr. McConnell, he told an audience in Pennsylvania. But he conceded that “that’s what members of Congress are hearing right now on the cable shows and in sort of the gossip columns in Washington.” He...