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  • NYT Reporter: 'You Want Me to Indict and Damn Hillary Clinton? I'm Not Going to Do That'

    08/21/2015 6:51:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Finally! Something from a New York Times reporter you can absolutely, positively believe: that no matter the mounting evidence, he will not condemn Hillary Clinton for her email malfeasance. On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough repeatedly tried to get Jeremy Peters to state whether he agreed with the federal judge who yesterday declared that Hillary had not "followed government policy" regarding her email. After haplessly trying to do anything but answer the question, an exasperated Peters finally sputtered: "you want, you want me to indict and damn Hillary? I'm not going to do that." View the video...

    08/01/2015 9:51:27 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/2015 | John Nolte
    The latest dump of Hillary Clinton’s emails reveals that as Secretary of State, a source within “Meet the Press” was feeding her questions in advance. A July 2009 email to Clinton reads, “I just heard from a friend who is wired at Meet the Press that David Gregory is going to ask you about…” — Heads up -> pic.twitter.com/AOiJw6c5Sz — Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) July 31, 2015 — The mainstream media is notorious when it comes to hitting Republicans with tough questions. It is almost always about dropping them in a rhetorical, no-win box, “How is gay marriage different from segregation?”,...
  • Spike It! When the Media Kill a Story for Political Reasons

    06/24/2015 6:37:49 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 13 replies
    Real clear Politics ^ | 6-23-15 | Charles Lipson
    (Snip) The Wall Street Journal just revealed the news about the Oversight Committee getting these emails in a major story. The key points are that Gruber was deeply involved in crafting the health care law, he worked very closely with the White House, and, when he became a political liability, the president and his senior aides simply lied about it. Is that a big story? Not if you are a national TV network or major U.S. newspaper. Except for the Wall Street Journal, they maintained radio silence. Not a peep. A search of the New York Times shows zero hits...
  • Times Hit Piece Ignores Scott Walker's Success

    06/08/2015 11:13:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 8, 2015 | Stephen F. Hayes
    "....The article describes at length the sources of conservative money that helped propel Walker forward and notes the “right-wing talk radio hosts” who amplified his voice. There is some rather straightforward campaign finance reporting that helps the reader understand Walker’s backing, but it’s tainted by loaded characterizations of the players and hints of sinister motives. And the story is missing one major component: the other side.National labor unions poured money into Wisconsin in an attempt to defeat Walker during the 2012 recall and again in the 2014 midterms,where Walker was the top target of national Democrats and the unions. As...
  • Hillary’s Ungainly Glide

    04/15/2015 11:31:34 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 14, 2015 | Peggy Noonan
    [SNIP]...Republican candidates get grilled, sometimes impertinently, and pressed, sometimes brusquely. And it isn’t true that they’re only questioned in this way once they announce, Scott Walker has been treated like this also, and he has yet to announce. Republicans see this, and then they see that Mrs. Clinton isn’t grilled, is never forced to submit to anyone’s morning-show impertinence, is never the object of the snotty question or the sharp demand for information. She gets the glide. She waves at the crowds and the press and glides by. No one pushes. No one shouts the rude question or rolls out...
  • Hillary Clinton Supporters Name 13 Dirty Words Reporters Can't Use

    03/27/2015 5:54:15 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 54 replies
    http://www.truthrevolt.org ^ | 3/26/2015 | Jeff Dunetz
    A group called HRC Super Volunteers just warned me "We will be watching, reading, listening and protesting coded sexism..." 2/2 Sexist words, they say, include "polarizing, calculating, disingenuous, insincere, ambitious, inevitable, entitled, over confident..." Also sexist, according to HRC Super Volunteers: "Secretive" and "will do anything to win, represents the past, out of touch..." Amy Chozick
  • Are Networks Going to Bury Emailgate?

    03/18/2015 3:11:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    On March 10, eight days after The New York Times began the scandal over her private email server, Hillary Clinton assembled the press at the United Nations in New York to offer a typically legalistic and crabby press conference lasting only 21 minutes. The first-blush reaction from the pundits? That wasn't good enough. She can't expect the story to go away just from that mess. But within 48 hours, that's exactly what began to happen, with the networks suddenly finding other shiny news objects to explore. So here's the question that needs to be asked: With the networks dumping investigators...
  • Did Brian Williams bury stories that hurt the Obama administration?

    03/09/2015 7:11:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/08/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The departure, temporary so far, of Brian Williams has provided a measure of relief to NBC’s beleaguered news division. With Lester Holt getting good ratings and other stories erupting (notably Hillary Clinton’s scandals at State and the Clinton Foundation), people have paid less attention to efforts to scour Williams’ records for more evidence of fabulism and exaggeration. It’s been almost a month since the last big reveal, and NBC News has been very quiet about its own probe into Williams’ public statements.That doesn’t mean that NBC has righted the ship in its news division, though. New York Magazine’s Gabriel...
  • NY Times, Wash Post Give Early Gift to Obama on IRS Scandal: 'No Links to White House'

    12/24/2014 12:26:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/24/14 | Clay Waters
    A new congressional report on the IRS persecution of conservative groups in the run-up to the 2012 election? Nothing to see here, the New York Times' headline blared. Both the paper's headline writer and reporter David Joachim set the bar sky-high for anti-Obama scandal, using the evident lack of a smoking gun linking IRS persecution to the White House as an excuse to completely dismiss the scandal in a rather brief story, no matter what "strident" Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican who chaired the hearings, might think. The Washington Post was little better. Joachim's story was buried on page A13...
  • ABC, NBC Nightly Newscasts Now 10 Days into Ignoring Gruber Scandal

    11/20/2014 8:27:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/20/2014 | Joe Concha
    America loves streaks. For our parents and grandparents, it was witnessing (via radio or the morning paper) Joe DiMaggio‘s 56-game hitting streak in 1941, a record that will likely never be broken. For later generations, it was Cal Ripken playing in 2,632 consecutive games — another record that won’t be touched. There are streaks in broadcasting as well. The most notable being broken two years ago after ABC’s Good Morning America finally beat NBC’s Today Show after an astounding 852 consecutive weeks at the top, a streak spanning over 16 years. But then there are dubious streaks as well, like...
  • The NY Times jumps the Obama shark

    09/11/2014 8:51:02 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-11-14 | DrJohn
    On this somber anniversary the NY Times has the entire above the fold section of the front page devoted to Barack Obama. Among them is the expected sycophantic plug from Gail Collins: "A Man with a Plan" But then we come to a article that purports to be serious but either was written by a 12 year old or someone for whom history began on January 21, 2009- Mark Landler. He opens: President Obama on Wednesday authorized a major expansion of the military campaign against rampaging Sunni militants in the Middle East, including American airstrikes in Syria and the deployment...
  • Media Desperately Spinning Bad Jobs Report

    09/06/2014 10:52:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/06/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Shockingly enough the numbers are bad and performing below the usual optimistic expectations. Just like every other time.I’ll just give you the headlines for a taste of how frantically the media is spinning the bad news. A Disappointing Jobs Report May Mask Economy’s Strength – NPRJobs Report: Not Good, but Not Terrible Either – New York TimesDon’t freak out about bad jobs report – Washington PostWhy weak August jobs report probably a fluke – MarketWatchThe Awful New Jobs Report Has One Silver Lining – New Republic It’s a fluke! There’s a silver lining! The bad news is really good news!...
  • Hillary to New York Times: Back Off

    06/04/2014 3:24:38 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 4, 2014 | Charles O'Connell
    Some of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides blasted the New York Times for what they said was unfair coverage of the former first lady during a recent secret meeting with the paper’s Washington bureau, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.Sources said the meeting included Clinton advisers Philippe Reines and Huma Abedin, as well as Times Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan and national political reporter Amy Chozick, who has been on the Clinton beat for the paper.During the closed-door gathering, Clinton aides reportedly griped about the paper’s coverage of the potential 2016 candidate, arguing that Clinton has left public office and not be subjected...
  • Exclusive: Sharyl Attkisson on Journalism’s Very Dangerous Trend

    06/04/2014 5:10:58 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 03, 2014 | Rob Bluey
    Sharyl Attkisson, an award-winning investigative reporter who resigned from CBS News earlier this year, says the news media are heading down a dangerous path with attempts to “censor or block stories” that don’t align with their preferred agenda.
  • FEC Chair: Government May Soon Move To Limit Conservative Media

    05/08/2014 11:03:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:25 PM 05/07/2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee E. Goodman warned that the federal government—including some officials in his office—may soon move to clamp down on conservative media. “I think that there are impulses in the government every day to second guess and look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers,” Goodman told Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner on Wednesday. At threat, in Goodman’s estimation, is the media’s exemption from federal election laws governing political organizations like PACs. Many in government want to curtail the ability of all news outlets to endorse and promote candidates and issues without any limits or disclosure...
  • ABC Devotes Almost 13 Minutes to 'Royal' Clinton Baby, Nothing on Keystone Delay

    04/22/2014 11:09:33 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 56 replies
    MRC ^ | 4/21/2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Since word broke on Thursday night that Chelsea Clinton will be having a baby, ABC has fixated over the news, devoting 12 minutes and 47 seconds of coverage to the arrival of America's new "royal" child. Yet, the same network totally ignored the latest delay of the Kyestone XL pipeline by the Obama administration (and the political ramifications that go with it). On Friday morning, ABC reporter Bianna Golodryga hyped, "Move over, Prince George, though. This morning, Americans have their own royal, or, rather, presidential baby, to look forward to." On Sunday, This Week avoided Keystone, yet the ABC program...
  • Chelsea's Liberal Media Fans Act Like She's a Forever Unmockable Child

    04/19/2014 10:45:49 PM PDT · by absentee · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/19/14 | Tim Graham
    “Why we root for Chelsea Clinton” was the latest from the Washington Post’s new culture blogger Alyssa Rosenberg. “For those of us who were once curly-haired, awkward daughters, Chelsea Clinton’s arrival on the national stage at age 12 meant years of sympathetic wincing. The barbs directed her way landed on us by proxy,” including Rush Limbaugh’s old “family dog” joke. Youngsters might not realize that almost everyone in politics treated Chelsea with deference to her parents throughout the Clinton presidency, which ended when she was 20. The weirdest part is how Rosenberg can complain about Clinton opponents mocking Chelsea instead...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Details the Obama 'Chilling Effect,'

    04/14/2014 2:28:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Over the weekend former CBS Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson appeared on Fox News' Media Buzz to talk in detail about why she left the news network. Now there have always been tensions, there have always been calls from the White House under any administration I assume, when they don’t like a particular story. But it is particularly aggressive under the Obama administration and I think it’s a campaign that’s very well organized, that’s designed to have sort of a chilling effect and to some degree has been somewhat successful in getting broadcast producers who don’t really want to deal with...
  • CBS’s Bob Schieffer Interviews Dem. Elijah Cummings, Ignores His Relationship With Lois Lerner

    04/13/2014 4:09:20 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 13, 2014 | By Jeffrey Meyer
    ... Instead of asking Congressman Cummings about this damaging new report surrounding the IRS scandal, Schieffer ignored the entire issue, and focused on ObamaCare and equal pay for women for the entirety of the interview. The CBS host even falsely claimed that the GOP did not support equal pay for women: “Marsha Blackburn says Republicans are actually for equal pay for women. But yet, it was blocked in the Senate by Republicans…What is going on here?” Given that Schieffer had the opportunity to interview the ranking Democrat on the committee leading the IRS investigation, it would have made sense to...
  • NY Times: The Stimulus worked! (Almost verbatim White House talking points)

    02/23/2014 11:37:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2014 | Rick Moran
    Here's an editorial in the New York Times about the beneficial effects of the $832 billion stimulus bill passed in 2009 that could have been written in the White House: Of all the myths and falsehoods that Republicans have spread about President Obama, the most pernicious and long-lasting is that the $832 billion stimulus package did not work. Since 2009, Republican lawmakers have inextricably linked the words "failed" and "stimulus," and last week, five years after passage of the Recovery Act, they dusted off their old playbook again."The 'stimulus' has turned out to be a classic case of big promises...
  • On PBS, David Remnick Praises Obama Administration As Scandal-Free, Pro-Science

    01/21/2014 1:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 21, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    David Remnick of The New Yorker showed up on PBS’s Charlie Rose Monday night to discuss his long, mostly sympathetic profile of Barack Obama from the January 27 issue of the magazine. Near the end of the interview, Rose focused in on the president’s reported desire to be “big.” The host wondered, “[W]hat's his definition of 'big,' and does he believe in his deep recesses of his own mind that the chance of that has slipped away?” Remnick replied that no, Obama does not think his chance of being “big” has slipped away. The editor then rattled off a laundry...
  • BBC's six-year cover-up of secret 'green propaganda' training for top executives

    01/12/2014 7:01:34 AM PST · by centurion316 · 7 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 11, 2014 | David Rose
    The BBC has spent tens of thousands of pounds over six years trying to keep secret an extraordinary ‘eco’ conference which has shaped its coverage of global warming, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. The controversial seminar was run by a body set up by the BBC’s own environment analyst Roger Harrabin and funded via a Ł67,000 grant from the then Labour government, which hoped to see its ‘line’ on climate change and other Third World issues promoted in BBC reporting. At the event, in 2006, green activists and scientists – one of whom believes climate change is a bigger...
  • NYT: No, Really, the Benghazi Attacks Were Fueled by That YouTube Video

    12/30/2013 6:39:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2013 | Guy Benson
    The New York Times has published a new account of the deadly 9/11/12 terrorist attacks against two US compounds in Benghazi, Libya. Reporter David Kirkpatrick's sources, some of whom are anonymous, say there is little indication that international terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda were involved in the attack. Kirkpatrick's story also claims that the raids were not "meticulously planned," and were, in fact, touched off by an obscure YouTube video trailer that some say denigrated Islam. A snippet from the piece: Then, on Sept. 8, a popular Islamist preacher lit the fuse by screening a clip of the video on...
  • The New York Times whitewashes Benghazi

    12/29/2013 7:09:16 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | December 29, 2013 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    David D. Kirkpatrick of the New York Times has published a lengthy account of the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. While much in Kirkpatrick's report is not new, the piece is receiving a considerable amount of attention because of this sweeping conclusion: "Months of investigation by The New York Times, centered on extensive interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had direct knowledge of the attack there and its context, turned up no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault." But how much effort did Kirkpatrick expend to uncover any...
  • Obama Takes Swipe at the Media on MSNBC: Actively Trying to 'Divide and Splinter' Us

    12/05/2013 5:42:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/5/13 | Josh Feldman
    As President Obama wrapped up his conversation with Chris Matthews at American University, he took a swipe at the partisan media for dividing the country and making compromise more difficult. Obama said being the Commander-in-Chief for so long “makes you humbler, as opposed to cockier,” and compared himself to Sisyphus, rolling the boulder up the hill for eternity with little success. He spoke of how enthusiastic young people encourage him and give him confidence, only for the media to take that enthusiasm and use it to divide people. “The American people are good and they are decent, and yes, sometimes
  • Obama Blames ‘the Balkanization of the Media’

    11/16/2013 8:20:55 AM PST · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - At a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event in Philadelphia on Thursday night, President Barack Obama ended his speech by bemoaning what he called “a level of polarization that seems unique”—citing as one cause to blame for this phenomenon “the Balkanization of the media.” “Obviously, this year and over the last three years, we’ve seen a level of polarization that seems unique,” said Obama. “But the truth is, is that as you travel around the country, the country--ordinary folks--aren’t as polarized as Washington would make us think.”
  • Time Writer Spins There's a 'Bright Side' to 'Obamacare's Broken Promise'

    10/29/2013 7:00:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 29, 2013 | Ken Shepherd, managing editor
    Time magazine's Kate Pickert was unfazed by the revelation that President Obama lied to the American people when he promised that folks would be able to keep their existing insurance plans. Sure, "President Obama has broken his promise that Americans who like their health insurance plans can keep them under the Affordable Care Act," Pickert offered in her Monday evening post, "The Bright Side of Obamacare's Broken Promise," "[b]ut the truth is that only a small percentage of Americans will have their health insurance choices narrowed because of the ACA." What's more, Pickert insisted, the plan that folks will have...
  • NBC Evening News Lead Just Now- "Shutdown a DISASTER For The GOP"

    10/10/2013 3:40:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    NBC Evening News | TCRLAF
    Quoting the NBC/Wall Street Journal Pollster, who says, "This is SHOCKING! You only see this once or twice in a lifetime." They follow with sob stories and fear-mongering, and haven't mentioned that it is OBAMA'S CHOICE that the death benefits are not being paid, and that VA offices are closed. Now, they are fear-mongering "VETERANS WON'T GET PAID!!!". Andrea Mitchell, "15 million people might not get checks!"
  • Not ONE word of official account of raid that killed Bin Laden is true. Seymour Hersh

    09/28/2013 6:14:02 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 60 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 28 September 2013 | Marie-louise Olson
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist says that raid which killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011 is ‘one big lie'. He says the US media is too 'afraid' to pick on Obama. Hersh, 76, says the solution is to shut down news networks like NBC and ABC. He also suggested the firing of 90 per cent of mainstream editors.
  • NBC's Mitchell: Trust Obama, He's Going to Bomb Syria 'From A Very Cautious Anti-War Perspective'

    09/02/2013 6:57:38 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 83 replies
    mediaresearchcenter.org ^ | 8/30/13 | Kyle Drennan
    On her Friday MSNBC program, host Andrea Mitchell tried to ease the concerns of Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee and other members of Congress calling for a congressional vote on military action in Syria: "Barack Obama, as you know better than I do, was one of the leading Democratic politicians against the Iraq War. So if he says that this is different, that the evidence is there....does that persuade you since he has always come at this from a very cautious anti-war perspective?" [Listen to the audio] Accepting the odd juxtaposition of the President launching missile strikes from an "anti-war perspective,"...
  • ABC’s Stephanopoulos Hits Back at Rand Paul for Suggesting He Colluded with Obama

    08/15/2013 7:04:04 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 39 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | August 15th, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Speaking with Laura Ingraham this afternoon, George Stephanopoulos addressed Republican Sen. Rand Paul‘s suggestion that the ABC host purposely aided the Obama White House in driving the “war on women” narrative of 2012. In an interview with Geraldo Rivera last week, Sen. Paul asserted that Stephanopoulos’ “obscure” question about contraception during a GOP debate might hint that the newsman colluded with the Obama campaign to generate the resultant “war on women” narrative.
  • AP Admits Covering Up Obama's 'Gulf' Gaffe

    08/11/2013 5:36:12 AM PDT · by don-o · 52 replies
    Breitbart - Big Journalism ^ | August 9, 2013 | John Nolte
    During his Wednesday appearance on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show,' President Obama made three factual gaffes; one of them involved the claim that cities not found along the Gulf of Mexico are. Were Obama a Republican, these gaffes would have led news coverage for the next forty-eight hours. Not only did most of the media ignore or downplay these gaffes; the Associated Press went so far as to cover one of them up.
  • ABC, CBS and NBC Morning Shows Bypass Obama's Gaffes on Jay Leno (Watch Video Clips)

    08/10/2013 11:03:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 08/08/2013 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Barack Obama delivered one gaffe after another in his August 6 interview with Jay Leno, but the networks that usually mock every mistake or slip of the tongue made by Republicans ignored the President's verbal mishaps. ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’s This Morning and NBC’s Today show, on Wednesday morning, all bypassed the chance to criticize Obama for: downplaying the threat of terrorism; falsely claiming Vladimir Putin once ran the KGB; placing the Atlantic coast cities of Savannah, Charleston, and Jacksonville on the Gulf of Mexico; confusing the Winter Olympics with the Summer Olympics. First up, on the August 6...
  • Washington Journalists Lower Their Standards to Accommodate Obama

    08/08/2013 6:12:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 8, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: A fascinating little story here, folks, a column by Chris Cillizza in the Washington Post. It is headlined: "Why No One Should be Surprised that Jay Leno Asked President Obama 'Real' Questions." Now, yesterday on this program, about 24 hours ago, I observed that I think this was the first time in my lifetime that a president of the United States had gone on a late-night comedy show to address the American people about something of potentially great consequence. Shutting down 21 embassies for a week in the Middle East is not an insignificant thing. And I...
  • More Questions ABC-NBC-CBS-CNN-PBS-NPR-AP-NYT-LAT Won’t Ask

    08/05/2013 8:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2013 | Shawn Mitchell
    URGENT MEMORANDUM TO: All the Better National Reporters FROM: The Coach. SUBJECT: The Appearance of Credibility. Listen people, you’re doing great work. Our guy’s holding up very well considering how rough the economy is. No jobs, sky high dependency. Best part: people don’t blame him. They think he’s an innocent bystander rather than president for the last five years. We’re getting it done! But one thing…maybe we gotta be careful not to show quite so much pompom and drool. Jackie Calmes and Michael Shear from the Times had a great sit down with the president. And who among us wouldn’t...
  • Obama: Traditional journalism is dead

    07/31/2013 2:42:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    Obama: Traditional journalism is dead By Jonathan Easley - 07/31/13 02:50 PM ET President Obama weighed in on the state of journalism in an Amazon Kindle interview published Wednesday, noting the difficulties journalists face in the new media atmosphere and declaring that the “old times aren’t coming back.” “It used to be there were local newspapers everywhere,” Obama said. “If you wanted to be a journalist, you could really make a good living working for your hometown paper. Now, you have a few newspapers that make a profit because they are national brands, and journalists are having to scramble to...
  • Is it too soon to joke about how Helen Thomas returns from the dead?

    07/24/2013 11:20:55 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 37 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-24-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I vote no...
  • ObamaCare’s Last Ally: NY Times Editorial Board

    07/16/2013 7:05:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Tim Phillips
    Despite a newsroom full of reporters, the New York Times is having a heck of a time finding a single flaw in the byzantine ObamaCare law, about which bad news seems to pour in by the hour. It’s a natural reaction of knee-jerk liberals to become regular Inspectors Clouseau when it comes time to examine the facts surrounding their big-government boondoggles; it’s just a bit more of a shame when it’s coming from the supposed Paper of Record. It was in that spirit that the New York Times editorial board dedicated several hundred words to discrediting a TV ad from...
  • Pew Reports Media Bias on Marriage Debate

    06/18/2013 10:56:25 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | June 17, 2013 | JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND
    WASHINGTON — The Pew Research Center released a report on June 17 that confirmed overwhelming media bias in favor of same-sex “marriage.” Researchers evaluated news and opinion coverage of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court and related stories dealing with two landmark marriage cases and found that all mainstream media outlets favored “marriage equality,” including Fox News.
  • How the Washington Post Lost the PRISM Exclusive [media bias]

    06/10/2013 1:01:09 AM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | Abby Ohlheiser
    Barton Gellman posted a story cobbled from his chat transcripts with Snowden late Sunday, which contained this exchange concerning the whistleblower's conditions to keep the story the Post's: To effect his plan, Snowden asked for a guarantee that The Washington Post would publish — within 72 hours — the full text of a PowerPoint presentation describing PRISM, a top-secret surveillance program that gathered intelligence from Microsoft, Facebook, Google and other Silicon Valley giants. He also asked that The Post publish online a cryptographic key that he could use to prove to a foreign embassy that he was the document’s source....
  • Obama's Scandals -- and His Media Co-Conspirators

    05/23/2013 7:39:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2013 | Larry Elder
    How does President Barack Obama, a man of such keen intelligence, with such promise to "change" America, find himself in so much serious trouble? From the IRS targeting conservatives to the continued confusion over what happened at Benghazi to provoking a battle with The Associated Press by subpoenaing phone records that could involve as many as 100 reporters, what went wrong? The answer is simple: arrogance, aided and abetted by a compliant, adoring "news" media. CNN's Roland Martin urged the president to "go gangsta" on conservatives who wouldn't confirm his political appointments. Supporters like MSNBC's the Rev. Al Sharpton publicly...
  • D.C. turns on Obama

    05/14/2013 6:29:13 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/14/13
    The town is turning on President Obama – and this is very bad news for this White House. Republicans have waited five years for the moment to put the screws to Obama – and they have one-third of all congressional committees on the case now. Establishment Democrats, never big fans of this president to begin with, are starting to speak out. And reporters are tripping over themselves to condemn lies, bullying and shadiness in the Obama administration. Buy-in from all three D.C. stakeholders is an essential ingredient for a good old fashioned Washington pile-on — so get ready for bad...
  • Powerful Statement from House Floor from Rep. Chris Smith on the Media Silence on Gosnell

    04/15/2013 2:36:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | April 15, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    "Mr. Speaker, will the decades-long major national news media cover-up of the brutality—and violence—of abortion methods ever end? "Will Americans ever be told the horrifying details as to how—and how often—abortionists dismember, decapitate, and chemically poison innocent babies? "Will Americans ever be informed by a conscientious, unbiased news media that in the past 40 years, over 55 million child victims have been brutally killed by abortion—a staggering loss of children’s lives that equates to the entire population in England? And that many women have been hurt physically, emotionally, psychologically—and according to the Center for Disease Control over 400 women...
  • All Three Networks Ignore Harry Reid Connecting Marine Deaths to Sequester Cuts

    03/20/2013 9:34:52 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 24 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday linked the accidental deaths of seven U.S. Marines to sequester spending cuts. All three networks have, thus far, skipped the story. After highlighting the details of the botched training event in Hawthorne, Nevada, the Democrat manipulated the tragedy: "But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance."
  • Sen. Reid to the Press: ‘You Guys Have an Obligation to Report’ that Democrats Are Right

    03/01/2013 5:39:49 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies
    Sen. Reid to the Press: ‘You Guys Have an Obligation to Report’ that Democrats Are Right February 28, 2013 By Elizabeth Harrington (CNSNews.com) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that the news media have an “obligation” to report that the Republicans are “unwilling to do what the American people want done” on looming automatic, across-the-board budget cuts. During a news conference on Capitol Hill held on the eve of implementation of the cuts, known on Capitol Hill as “The Sequester,” a reporter asked Reid: “Can you understand the frustration of the American people that you’re blaming the...
  • ABC broadcast edits out Michelle Obama claim that Chicago teen was killed by an ‘automatic weapon’

    02/26/2013 9:36:52 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/26/13 | Charlie Spiering
    In an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts aired this morning, First Lady Michelle Obama recalled the tragic death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton who was shot and killed in Chicago after performing during the President’s Inauguration celebration in Washington D.C. “She was caught in the line of fire because some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need,” the First Lady explained. “I just don’t want to keep disappointing our kids in this country. I want them to know that we put them first.” * * * It is extremely unlikely that the murder weapon was an automatic handgun,...
  • CBS' Bill Plante: Obama Admin "Undercutting The First Amendment," It's "State-Run Media" (video)

    02/25/2013 5:55:44 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 25, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    HOWARD KURTZ, CNN: Bill Plante, you have been patrolling that building since Ronald Reagan. Does the White House press look self-involved and whiny, as I said earlier, complaining about this Tiger incident? BILL PLANTE, CBS NEWS: We have gotten used to being called whiny lap dogs. I've heard it for 30 years. But this is not about a picture of Tiger Woods. This is about access to the president. And access to the president has been cut and pushed and curtailed over every administration I've covered. Here's the nub of it, Howie, this administration has the tools to reach people...
  • Author Of Book On 2012 Election: ‘Without Media Bias, America Would Vote Like Texas Or Kentucky’

    01/30/2013 7:27:10 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/29/13 | Noah Rothman
    On Tuesday, David Freddoso, author of Spin Masters, How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Reelect Barack Obama, joined the hosts of Fox & Friends to discuss pro-Democratic media bias in 2012 and beyond. The author detailed the case against the media in this interview and in a recent column for the New York Post in which he quotes a political scientist who attributes much of the nation’s support for Democratic politicians to the pro-Democratic coverage of politics in the mainstream media. Without that biased media, the author and the political scientist say, the nation’s voting patterns would...
  • The Wall St Journal and Fox News are all that remain of legitimate journalism

    01/23/2013 5:04:57 PM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-23-13 | DrJohn
    In May of 2009, Barack Obama made a "joke" at White House Correspondents Dinner. He said about those in attendance: "Most of you covered me (pause)... All of you voted for me." Mildly amusing if it weren't true. Not only do they vote for Obama, they are allied with Obama. They are his public relations people. They protect him. They defend him. In turn, he makes them giddy and tingle. Chrissie Matthews tingles whenever he even thinks of Obama: I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when...
  • AP to Romney: Stay Out of Blue States!

    10/31/2012 1:12:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 31, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is from the Associated Press, and it actually sounds like they're livid here. The headline of their story: “Romney, GOP Suddenly Plunging on the Democrat Turf.” They're upset that Romney is spending money in Pennsylvania. The AP's upset that Romney is spending money in Wisconsin and Michigan and Minnesota. They're upset. Who does he think he is? Those are our states! That's how this story is written, if you read it. "[Governor] Mitt Romney is suddenly plunging into traditionally Democratic-leaning Minnesota and Pennsylvania, and his GOP allies are trying to put Michigan into play. It's forcing...