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  • Newsweek Writer Claims 200,000 Coffee Party Members

    04/24/2010 4:49:43 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 52 replies · 1,499+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 24, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Does anyone out there remember the Coffee Parties? You can be forgiven if you have forgotten them. They made a brief appearance due to media driven hype over a month ago and then quickly disappeared from view when they inspired a collective yawn from the public. The photo at right shows a typical Coffee Party "rally" from back then. Typical in that few people showed up to protest against private ownership (aka free enterprise). Even the organizer of the Coffee Party non-movement, Annabel Park, seems to have lost her enthusiasm for the cause as evidenced by her Twitter page. After...
  • The Coffee Party Heats Up (Newsweak:*200,000* 'showed up' LIE!!)

    04/23/2010 10:47:31 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 26 replies · 1,418+ views
    NewsWEAK ^ | Apr 22, 2010 | Steve Tuttle
    When Annabel Park imagined what it would be like to head a new national political movement, here is what she had in mind: a coming together of engaged, intelligent citizens who had tired of the angry rhetoric and accusations of the Tea Partiers; Americans of all political persuasions joining in a spirit of equanimity to discuss the nation's problems, and maybe even share a laugh. It was this beautiful vision that danced in Park's head on a recent Saturday as she made her way to Busboys and Poets, a cafe in Washington, D.C., for one of nearly 500 Coffee Party...
  • ABC Vets Insist Obama Not on Left, Blocking ObamaCare ...‘First Step Toward the Civil War’

    04/12/2010 11:09:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies · 2,834+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 4/12/10 | Brent Baker
    On ABC’s This Week, when retired ABC newsman Sam Donaldson recommended that President Barack Obama nominate, to replace Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, someone who “is going to stand up for the principles – on the left, if you will – that he believes in,” Cokie Roberts jumped in: “I’m not so sure he is so far to the left.” Donaldson agreed: “Well, I’m not sure either.” Minutes later, Roberts contended the efforts of state attorneys general, to get a federal court to rule unconstitutional ObamaCare’s requirement every citizen get health insurance, reminded her of the “nullification” which led...
  • Barbour: media giving sloppy kiss to Obama

    03/28/2010 8:03:06 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies · 896+ views
    Barbour: media giving sloppy kiss to Obama Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.) is accusing the national media of swooning over President Barack Obama in the wake of the passage of a landmark health reform bill. "Since this thing passed last weekend, we have seen the longest wet kiss in political history given to the Obama administration by the liberal media elite, and every day that goes by, it gets sloppier," Barbour said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." Barbour's graphic claim drew laughter from Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Penn.) who sees less steamy romance between the press and the president. "I don't know...
  • The new media meme: Obama/Dems have serious momentum

    03/26/2010 6:58:14 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 27 replies · 646+ views
    Me | March 26, 2010 | Me
    Be on the lookout for the new media theme: "Obama and Dems have SERIOUS momentum, and will use their healthcare 'win' to ram through other agenda items against the will of a beleagured and unpopular GOP minority". It's started in earnest. Editorials from the NY Slimes and Washington Compost have railed against conservative and Republican "incivility". Lapdog "house conservative" David Frum has been trotted out to tell his tale about how the Republicans suffered a "devastating defeat" equivalent to a "generational Waterloo". Look for Mr. Frum to be appearing all over MSNBC, CNN, and the mainstream media morning shows in...
  • House Approves Landmark Bill to Extend Health Care to Millions [MSM Gloating Begins!]

    03/21/2010 8:28:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies · 1,056+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 21, 2010 | ROBERT PEAR and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    House Approves Landmark Bill to Extend Health Care to Millions Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, carried the gavel that was used when Medicare was passed. ROBERT PEAR and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN March 21, 2010 WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval on Sunday to legislation that would provide medical coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and remake the nation’s health care system along the lines proposed by President Obama. By a vote of 219 to 212, the House passed the bill after a day of tumultuous debate that echoed the epic struggle of the last year. The action sent...
  • ObamaCare Aided by Big Doses of Media Spin

    03/20/2010 8:54:54 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 32 replies · 1,280+ views
    MRC ^ | March 15, 2010 | Rich Noyes
    The end of Congress’s long debate over ObamaCare could be near, as the President pushes for a final vote this week before his Asia trip, and House Democrats want a resolution before next week’s Easter break. Yet whether or not liberals’ dreams are ultimately realized, they have had a huge advantage throughout the process. Over the past twelve months, journalists have continually stacked the deck in favor of a big government takeover of health care. A review of the worst spin: ■ On March 1, 2009, previewing Obama’s first White House meeting on health care, ABC’s Dr. Tim Johnson championed...
  • Edwards epilogue: Does the press really vet presidential candidates? (Talk about a joke..)

    02/28/2010 9:01:06 AM PST · by STARWISE · 70 replies · 1,547+ views
    Politico ^ | 2-28-10 | Mike Calderone
    Over the past few weeks, the world has learned quite enough about John Edwards – from the lies he told in trying to cover up an adulterous affair to the compulsive vanity that left some people close to him questioning his judgment and even his grip on reality. Democrats who seriously considered making Edwards the party’s 2008 presidential nominee could be forgiven for asking: Now you tell us? The revelations about Edwards, contained in two best-selling books, have undermined one of the favorite conceits of political journalism, that the intensive scrutiny given candidates by reporters during a presidential campaign is...
  • How the Media Spiked Suttongate (Obama's crypto-muslim past)

    02/27/2010 3:55:35 PM PST · by pissant · 13 replies · 1,306+ views ^ | 12/31/09 | Jack Cashill
    This past Saturday witnessed the passing of 89 year-old Percy Sutton, a former Manhattan Borough President and, in his day, the most powerful black politician in New York. Although all the major media have reported his death, usually in some detail, none have made any mention of Sutton’s most recent and inconvenient brush with the news, what might profitably be called “Suttongate.” How Suttongate came to be spiked, when it had the potential to undo the Obama candidacy in September 2008, is a story worth relating. The story begins on March 25, 2008 when Sutton was interviewed by Dominic Carter...
  • AP Coverage of Ala. Prof's Prior Killing Ignores Rep. Delahunt's Involvement in Her Release

    02/14/2010 4:28:02 PM PST · by raptor22 · 11 replies · 1,093+ views ^ | February 14, 2010 | Tom Blumer
    UPDATE, 6:15 P.M.: An unbylined 11:57 a.m. AP report (i.e., 54 minutes after the time stamp of the original post at BizzyBlog) contains two paragraphs about Delahunt's involvement. Based on a search on Delahunt's last name at about 6:15 p.m., this version of AP's report is either still not at its main site, or has not been indexed by its search engine. Democratic Congressman Bill Delahunt's far from minor role in the 1986 release of Amy Bishop, the University of Alabama in Hunstville biology professor implicated in the murder of three colleagues on Friday, has garnered significant press attention in...
  • New York Times Poll Tries to Prop Up Obama

    02/12/2010 7:27:08 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 21 replies · 911+ views
    The New York Times’ frontpage headline this morning is “Obama Fares Better in Poll Than G.O.P.” According to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, more Americans blame former President George W. Bush for the bad economy than they do the current president, Barack Obama. More of those polled are upset with the Republican Party than they are with either the Democratic Party or Obama. In short, while the New York Times/CBS News poll found that 62% of respondents said that the country was headed in the wrong direction and that Obama’s own approval rating was at its lowest point...
  • Atlantic Editor Lauds Lack of Obama Public Response to Terrorist

    12/27/2009 7:00:55 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies · 1,180+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 27, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember how outraged the left became when Michael Moore's movie, Fahrenheit 9/11, showed President George W. Bush not issuing a public statement on the Twin Tower attacks for several minutes until after the school children finished reading the Pet Goat story? Well, it is now almost two days since the Nigerian terrorist working at the behest of Al Qaeda attempted to blow up a passenger jet and still no public response from the current president, Barack Obama. According to the associate editor of The Atlantic, Marc Ambinder, the reason for Obama's lack of response is that it is part of...
  • NWA Bomb Plot: NBC Plays D For O

    12/27/2009 7:04:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies · 2,085+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Pres. Obama should find time in his busy vacation schedule to drop a palm-trees-and-sandy-beaches thank you postcard to NBC. On this morning's Today, successive network staffers defended the administration's [mis]handling of the Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab matter. First, terrorism expert Roger Cressey [who usually plays it straight], claimed there wasn't enough information to "connect the dots" and move young Umar from the "watch list" to the "no-fly" list. Really? The guy's father, a respected international banker, was so concerned about his son's extremist Islamist views that he took the unusual measure of personally contacting the US embassy with a warning....
  • Taking Work Home (Even When Home Means Hawaii)- [FR mentioned]

    12/26/2009 3:27:23 PM PST · by maggief · 54 replies · 2,237+ views
    NYTimes ^ | December 26, 2009 | PETER BAKER
    The center, which is closely aligned with the Obama White House, voiced no complaint about the current president’s vacation. But the conservative Web site Free Republic did. While Americans “are still caught in the grips of the recession,” a posting on the site said last week, “Obama is living like a king with no criticism from the mainstream media.”
  • Guess The Missing Word In NY Times Report On Attempted Plane Bombing

    12/26/2009 5:19:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies · 4,052+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine that there had been a series of three incidents in which members of a [invented for present purposes] fanatical Jewish sect had attempted to bring down airliners from Arab countries. In reporting on the latest attempt and describing the previous ones, do you think the New York Times might have mentioned the religion of the perpetrators? So do I. But with the ledgermain required to describe a spiral staircase without using one's hands, the Gray Lady has managed in its article today to report yesterday's attempt to bring down a NWA airliner, and the earlier attempts by Richard Reid...
  • Will ClimateGate Make ANY "Top Stories of 2009" List? (Vanity)

    12/25/2009 1:35:09 PM PST · by Sneakyuser · 12 replies · 707+ views
    If this isn't proof of media bias, I don't know what is. Here we have the equivalent of finding out the moon landing was faked and I don't see any reports of this being a story of interest.
  • Rick Sanchez Blows CNN's Coverup Of Obama ( Rev. Manning video )

    12/07/2009 6:53:45 PM PST · by sushiman · 20 replies · 1,907+ views
    ATLAH ^ | 12/7/09 | James D. Manning
    CNN’s Rick Sanchez misspeaks on CNN’s behalf .
  • ABC NEWS--World News with Charles Gibson (reports stimulus a huge success)

    12/06/2009 7:06:32 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 48 replies · 2,386+ views
    youtube/ABC NEWS--World News ^ | December 3, 2009 | Charles Gibson
    Gibson:"The White House has been under considerable scrutiny regarding the number of jobs created by the 727 B dollar economic stimulus program. Reports from the administration and congress have provided only rough estimates. So we asked Chris B… if he could find evidence to what the program had paid off. “ Plays video :”For these police cadets in MO, teachers in VA and construction workers in PA the stimulus means paychecks…….”. The rest of video is all the grateful workers who got jobs partially funded by the stimulus. Report ends with: “…but any jobs are better than none say the...
  • AP only counts Half of Obama's Nominees with Tax Problems!

    11/20/2009 4:48:56 AM PST · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 3 replies · 390+ views ^ | 11/20/9 | Peter Andrew
    "Associated Press writer Stephen Ohlemacher had a news story yesterday about President Barack H. Obama’s latest nominee with tax problems, Lael Brainard. We think he left out two pretty important details. First, Ohlemacher’s report says Brainard “is the fifth presidential nominee to reveal tax issues during the congressional vetting process.” The key to the partial truth in that sentence is “during the congressional” vetting process. While Ohlemacher likely is factually correct, the sentence certainly is misleading. One reads it and thinks, “Oh, that’s the 5th appointment he made with tax issues.” That is not true. In fact, it doesn’t count...
  • CNN aims to please O: Dobbs

    11/17/2009 3:10:24 AM PST · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1,543+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 17, 2009 | DAVID K. L I
    Lou Dobbs said yesterday CNN was eager to show him the door because its top execs didn't want to offend President Obama. Dobbs made the claim last night on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor," saying he took on President George W. Bush's immigration policy with equal force but didn't draw any CNN flak then. "I discern more of a difference between then, which was under the Bush administration when I was criticizing, and now, when it is the Obama administration -- and an entirely different tone was taken," said Dobbs. He claims both Bush and Obama are soft on...
  • WABC Scrubs Corzine Campaign Aide's Drug Arrest From Website

    10/31/2009 10:06:48 AM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies · 828+ views ^ | 10-31-09 | Noel Sheppard
    Early Saturday morning,, the website for ABC's New York affiliate WABC-TV, reported the previous night's arrest of Jason Shih, an alleged campaign worker for Governor Jon Corzine (D-NJ) charged with "possession of a controlled narcotic and paraphernalia that is used for distribution." For some reason, although the headline "Corzine campaign worker arrested" shows up in a Google News search, the page is no longer available: "We are sorry, but the URL you requested could not be found. The page you are looking for may have been renamed, moved, or deleted." A search of "Jason Shih" and "Corzine" at
  • Top White House Official Says Obama Team 'Controlled' Media Coverage During Campaign

    10/19/2009 1:35:38 PM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies · 2,447+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 19, 2009 | Staff
    <p>The Obama campaign's press strategy leading up to his election last November focused on "making" the media cover what the campaign wanted and on exercising absolute "control" over coverage, White House Communications Director Anita Dunn told an overseas crowd early this year.</p>
  • ABC Uses Obama's '9-Month Anniversary' to Tout Popularity Over Republicans

    10/19/2009 6:49:52 PM PDT · by Justaham · 22 replies · 1,349+ views ^ | 10-19-09 | Brent Baker
    Demonstrating the media never tire in coming up with new rationales to tout President Barack Obama's popularity, ABC led Monday night with a poll timed to the night before Tuesday's nine-month mark of the Obama presidency -- as if that's some kind of important anniversary, and spent as much time on how it found record low affinity for Republicans. Anchor Charles Gibson announced “the President has a 57 percent approval rating, his rating rising for the first time since April. And only 20 percent of the country now consider themselves Republican. That is the lowest level of support in 26...
  • White House admits (on camera): We 'control' news media

    10/18/2009 5:33:06 PM PDT · by kellynla · 113 replies · 6,643+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 18, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    <p>TEL AVIV – President Obama's presidential campaign focused on "making" the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was "controlled," White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference.</p>
  • (Vanity) Bush Administration: CBS News Is a Political Opponent

    10/12/2009 6:07:22 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 24 replies · 1,687+ views
    March 5, 2005
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Bush administration says it's treating CBS New as a political opponent, and executives at the top-rated news network are responding that the White House can't tell straight reporting from opinion. White House communications director Karen Hughes recently told Time magazine that she thinks CBS offers "opinion journalism masquerading as news," and kept up the criticism on CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday and in The New York Times Monday. CBS News president Sean McManus issued a statement Monday, saying: "It's astounding the White House can't distinguish between news and opinion programming. It seems self-serving on their part." And...
  • CNN Fact Checks Last Saturday's SNL Obama-Razzing Skit (They have to "correct" comedy?)

    10/07/2009 11:48:04 PM PDT · by cyst · 21 replies · 1,224+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 10-6-09 | Kathleen McKinley
    Can one even imagine CNN fact checking any of the skits SNL on President Bush or Sarah Palin?? Heaven forbid SNL finally make fun of President Obama. CNN couldn't help themselves. They actually fact checked the jokes. Let’s bring in CNN's Kareen Wynter. She’s checking the facts for us. All right, Kareen, what are you finding out? KAREEN WYNTER: Hi there, Wolf. Well, some observers say- sure, we are just talking comedy here, but that, on many points- well, SNL couldn’t have been more off the mark. WYNTER (voice-over): A cold open for the country’s commander-in-chief. FRED ARMISEN (as Barack...
  • CNN's SNL 'Fact Check' Generates Backlash

    10/07/2009 3:04:17 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 53 replies · 3,154+ views
    TVNewser ^ | October 7, 2009 | Kevin Allocca
    CNN is receiving criticism, of many different kinds from many different places, for a segment Monday on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." The segment "fact-checked" a Saturday Night Live sketch. The sketch, which has been deemed the show's first viral hit of the season, cataloged Pres. Obama's supposed lack of accomplishments. The Wall Street Journal's James Taranto called the idea "a bizarre exercise." The Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik wrote, "Fact checking a comedy sketch -- I will say no more." FNC's Greg Gutfeld showed the clip on Red Eye and joked, "Seriously, reviewing an 'SNL' skit for accuracy is...
  • Lame Gray Lady: NYT Scrubs Major Portion of Original Obama-Olympics Article [FR mentioned]

    10/04/2009 11:40:54 AM PDT · by 50mm · 129 replies · 8,514+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 4, 2009 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Those who read the New York Times's coverage of the unsuccessful results of Barack and Michelle Obama's attempt to seal the 2016 Summer Olympics bid for Chicago on Friday afternoon ('For Obama, an Unsuccessful Campaign") might want to read it again.</p>
  • Post Cushions Olympian Obamas

    10/04/2009 5:02:13 AM PDT · by libstripper · 25 replies · 1,460+ views
    American Spectator ^ | October 3, 2009 | Quin Hillyer
    When Hell freezes over five times in succession and rhinoceri write sonnets on Pluto, the Washington Post's Robin Givhan will stop writing love letters to Michelle Obama. Here the Obamas broke precedent and put the prestige of the presidency on the line, as well as ignoring much more pressing problems at home, all for a spectacularly unsuccessful and remarkably narcissistic effort to secure the Olympics for the Chicago Way, and all Givhan can do is gush about how wonderfully Michelle Obama had performed anyway. Givhan wrote that the First Lady "was her team's most valuable player." And, quoting others, ""She...
  • September Vehicle Sales: Press Still Won't Concede Possibility of GM, Chrysler Bailout Backlash

    10/03/2009 7:35:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies · 2,671+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 2, 2009 | Tim Blumer
    Reviewing September's detailed sales results in the car business carried at the Wall Street Journal, three things stick out immediately: The awful performance at General Motors -- down 45% from September 2008. Chrysler's even worse performance -- down "only" 42% from September 2008, but a mind-boggling 61% from September 2007 (62,197 in 2009, 156,799 in 2007) Ford's tiny decline of only 6% from a year ago, despite the end of the Cash For Clunkers program in August. No other major maker had a year-over-year September decline that was even half of that seen at GM or Chrysler. Yet the...
  • Top Washington Post Editor Forced Off Twitter After Urging More Spending on Health Care

    09/27/2009 8:03:51 PM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies · 754+ views
    Newsbusrters ^ | 9/27/09 | Brent Baker
    A few weeks ago Washington Post Managing Editor Raju Narisetti rued in this tweet via his Twitter account: “We can incur all sorts of federal deficits for wars and what not. But we have to promise not to increase it by $1 for healthcare reform? Sad.” Washington Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander cited the tweet in a Friday night blog post about how the newspaper has issued new guidelines, on the use of social network sites, which state “nothing we do must call into question the impartiality of our news judgment.” That forced Narisetti to close his Twitter account. Alexander recounted:...
  • Post Delayed Publishing McChrystal Report for One Day at Pentagon's Request

    09/22/2009 3:42:13 PM PDT · by Saije · 5 replies · 450+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/22/2009 | Howard Kurtz
    To Bob Woodward, it was the modern-day equivalent of the Pentagon Papers. But to Obama administration officials, the classified assessment of the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan represented, if published by The Washington Post, a potential threat to the safety of U.S. troops. The result was that The Post agreed to a one-day delay in publishing the report by Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, and that the paper's top editor engaged in a lengthy discussion Sunday with three top Defense Department officials in a meeting at the Pentagon... Woodward said in an interview Tuesday...
  • Jon Stewart to media on ACORN: “Where the hell were you?”

    09/16/2009 11:05:45 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 92 replies · 5,907+ views
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 16, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    Kudos to Jon Stewart, who doesn’t sugar-coat the embarrassment at all — to the apparent delight of his audience, who get kudos of their own. How can the national news media ignore the many allegations of corruption at ACORN, which gets millions of dollars in federal funding, and allow a couple of independents with $3,000 and a bad wardrobe scoop them on the undercover story of the year? It’s easy when newsrooms are more concerned with political direction than truth. Stick around to the end, when Stewart zings Michelle Malkin haters:
  • ABC's Gibson: ACORN Story May Be 'One You Leave to the Cables' (Like Van Jones, etc.)

    09/15/2009 5:47:22 PM PDT · by blueglass · 55 replies · 1,849+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9-15-09
    Is the ACORN scandal worthy of national broadcast news coverage? ABC News anchor Charlie Gibson suggested Tuesday that the answer is no.But Gibson told a radio show Tuesday morning that he wasn't even familiar with the story — and it might be "just one you leave to the cables." ABC reporter Jake Tapper has filed some reports on the scandal, and Gibson was asked on WLS Radio's "Don & Roma Show" what he thought of the story. "I don't even know about it," Gibson said, laughing. "So you've got me at a loss. ... But my goodness, if it's got...
  • The shameful non-coverage of 9/12

    09/13/2009 10:04:44 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 29 replies · 1,456+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | SEPTEMBER 13, 2009 | Joseph Farah
    I knew the media were out of touch with the American people. I've known it for 25 years. It's why I do what I do. It's why I created WND. It's why I wrote the book, "Stop the Presses: The Inside Story of the New Media Revolution." It's why I have devoted my life to reminding my colleagues and others about the critical role of the free press in a free society. Nevertheless, even I was shocked at the abysmal, inexcusable non-coverage of the massive rally and march in Washington this weekend to protest government's abusive and unconstitutional excesses and...
  • Hartford Courant Reporter Uses Pejorative 'Tea-Bagger' Term in Story

    09/13/2009 6:42:55 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies · 1,533+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 13, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Gee! Guess where a reporter is coming from if he uses the vulgar and childish term "tea-bagger" when referring to tea party protestors?Anderson Cooper was among the first "journalists" who used the "tea bagging" term back in April. Despite his initial glee over injecting "tea bagging" as often as possible into his comments on the tea party protests, Cooper was eventually forced to apologize for his highly unprofessional use of that term. Although the use of "tea bagger" has now become generally recognized as the mark of liberal unprofessionalism it does keep creeping back into stories such as a few...
  • NYT Editor Offers Tepid Excuses for Lack of Van Jones Coverage

    09/09/2009 3:37:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 1,094+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/9/09 | Lachlan Markay
    A top editor at the New York Times this week owned up to the paper’s lack of coverage of the controversy surrounding former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones. Rather than leaving it there, however, the editor noted the paper’s minimal online coverage, insisted that the Washington bureau was short-staffed, and suggested that Jones and his contentious positions really were not important enough to cover at length.
  • WaPo Expands Quest to Torpedo Bob McDonnell; 12 Hit Pieces in 11 Days

    09/09/2009 3:18:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 847+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/9/2009 | Scott Whitlock
    The Washington Post on Wednesday expanded its attack on Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell, branching out beyond the Republican’s 1989 master’s thesis to a hit piece on the removal of a 2003 judge and whether or not it was because of homophobia on the part of the then-state delegate. The story centered around Verbena M. Askew, a Virginia judge who had been accused of sexually harassing a female colleague. Post reporter Amy Gardner, who has written or co-written four of the Post’s 12 anti-McDonnell articles that have run over the last 11 days, stated that the 2003 removal of Askew...
  • Most Major News Outlets Largely Ignore Van Jones Controversy[Good morning State Run Media]

    09/08/2009 3:07:25 AM PDT · by Son House · 21 replies · 1,538+ views ^ | September 07, 2009 |
    Most of the major news outlets, like The New York Times and The Washington Post, ignored the swelling heat surrounding former White House environmental adviser Van Jones and the videos surfacing of his controversial statements. CBS News became the first of the three broadcast networks on Friday to note the controversy, but ABC's "World News" and "NBC Nightly News" again failed to report the story. After Jones' midnight resignation over the weekend, all three networks aired the story on their Sunday evening newscasts. The Washington Post offered its first story on Saturday yet The New York Times' print edition didn't...
  • How Media Created Obama's Cult of Personality

    09/07/2009 1:54:31 PM PDT · by kingattax · 21 replies · 1,645+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 7, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    Wikipedia claims, "A cult of personality arises when a country's leader uses mass media to create an idealized and heroic public image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise." As this typically occurs in a totalitarian nation, that country's ruler, with complete control of the media, is able to mandate what images of him or herself are being disseminated thereby furthering his cult-like status. As Barack Obama did not become president until January 20 of this year, it seems irrefutable that his cult of personality was bestowed upon him by so-called journalists who in order to help him get elected abdicated...
  • A 20 Year Ago Thesis Is Bigger News Than Van Jones, According to Washington Post (barf alert)

    09/05/2009 8:23:31 AM PDT · by khnyny · 32 replies · 1,112+ views ^ | September 4, 2009 | Erick Erickson
    We now have definitive proof that the Washington Post is intentionally generating in-kind contributions to the Creigh Deeds campaign in Virginia. Having taken out George Allen over his macaca comment, the Washington Post intends to politically assassinate Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell for his college thesis written over 20 years ago. How do we know? Because of their coverage of Green Jobs Czar Van Jones. The Washington Post has written exactly zero stories on Van Jones despite the very real and serious story — Barack Obama has hired, without congressional oversight, a man designated to spend $80 billion in tax...
  • WaPo Opens Jihad Against McDonnell (Has the Washington Post found its new “macaca,” ?)

    09/03/2009 5:03:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 1,009+ views
    Human Events ^ | 9/2/2009 | Christian Toto
    Has the Washington Post found its new “macaca,” the journalistic storyline to steer Virginia voters away from a GOP candidate? In 2006, the District’s major paper printed a rash of stories recounting something then-Sen. George Allen said during a public event about an opponent‘s staffer. The paper used Allen’s use of the word “macaca” as a cudgel to bludgeon his re-election chances. And it worked. The stories blanketed the paper, from the historical derivations of the word “macaca” to Allen’s attempts to explain precisely what he meant. Here’s the Aug. 15, 2006 Washington Post article’s initial attempt to whip up...
  • Va. GOP hopeful’s 1989 thesis attacks ‘fornicators, cohabitators’

    08/30/2009 4:19:20 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 85 replies · 2,206+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, August 30, 2009 | Associated Press
    AP story, go to link.
  • ABC Bans Television Commercial Opposing Pro-Abortion Govt Health Care Plan

    08/25/2009 3:50:20 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 1,851+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/25/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- ABC is coming under fire for prohibiting a commercial that urges opposition to the pro-abortion government-run health care plan in Congress. The League of American Voters had planned to air the commercial that is already airing on other networks in 12 states. Bob Adams, the director of the group, told he was "stunned" when he heard the news from his media buyer. "ABC television has banned our TV ad from airing on its network," he said. "With our success, we were planning to go national, so we sent the ad to the major networks." Adams...
  • GMA 'Forgiveness' Segment Features Sanford and Vitter, Ignores Edwards, Clinton

    08/22/2009 7:06:04 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies · 728+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Only one recently-wronged political wife—Elizabeth Edwards—has written a book discussing her ordeal. But in its segment today on "forgiveness," Good Morning America ignored John Edwards and his wandering ways. When it came to polyamorous politicans, ABC focused exclusively—surprise!—on two Republicans: Mark Sanford and David Vitter. The release of the Libyan Lockerbie murderer, the Manson murders anniversary and the re-entry into the NFL of Michael Vick were the jumping-off points for the segment. But when politics popped up, the only examples bore the GOP label . . . View video here.
  • New York Times' Disgrace Deepens

    08/17/2009 1:31:30 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 1,390+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2009 | Richard Baehr
    The New York Times had another in a string of embarrassing moments this weekend, part of a steep descent for the "paper of record," much like that of President Obama's approval numbers. And neither seems to have bottomed yet. In reality, the Times' latest disaster is quite closely related to the Obama approval ratings free fall. A significant majority of Americans (54%-35%) ) now favor doing nothing as far as health care reform, if the alternative is one of the bills working its way through Congress,( each of which is a thousand page or more monstrosity, with untold consequences for...
  • Town Hall Outrage? Media cooperated in disruptions at GOP events

    08/15/2009 9:17:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies · 792+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 14 August, 2009 | William Tate
    A special spot in hell is reserved for the media whose shameless hypocrisy has sunk to new lows with their feigned indignation over health care town hall protests. Even as they currently bluster about 'astroturf' and shout down guests about shouting people down, these same Obama sycophants refused to condemn orchestrated disruptions aimed at the Bush administration, and, in some cases, may actually have conspired to execute them. According to Dante, the eighth circle of hell holds those who have committed conscious fraud or treachery -- such as the Media wing of the Democratic Party has been perpetrating. Perhaps most...
  • New York Times Refuses to Review Conservative Books (Top sellers on its own list totally ignored)

    08/15/2009 7:27:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies · 2,193+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/15/2009 | Christian Toto
    The New York Times is generally loathe to dignify conservative-leaning books with an official review. That stance is getting dicier these days, especially since the newspaper’s own nonfiction bestseller chart is chockablock with conservatives luminaries like Michelle Malkin, Dick Morris and Mark Levin. President Barack Obama has only been in office for roughly eight months, but he’s already inspired multiple conservative bestsellers. Malkin’s Culture of Corruption sits atop the list, followed by Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny in the two slot and Catastrophe by Morris and Eileen McGann at number four. Marji Ross, president and publisher of Regnery Publishing, isn’t surprised...
  • How Will Media Spin Obama's 'It's the Post Office Always Having Problems?' (lost without TOTUS)

    08/11/2009 7:38:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies · 2,002+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/11/2009 | Noel Sheppard
    Let's make one thing perfectly clear: Barack Obama without his teleprompter is like a trapeze artist without a net. That was likely never more apparent than at the President's healthcare town hall meeting Tuesday when he actually said: I think private insurers should be able to compete. They do it all the time. I mean, if you think about, if you think about it, um, UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. Right? The, uh, no they are. I mean, it's the post office that's always having problems. Yep. The supposedly most intelligent person ever to be in the White...
  • Dig this: Media actually probed other candidates

    Dig this: Media actually probed other candidates Divulged personal documents on arrests, surgeries, colleges August 10, 2009 By Chelsea Schilling © 2009 WorldNetDaily In the last 18 years, highly personal information has been published about presidential candidates, including divorce and alimony details, drunk driving arrest records, college grades, urinalysis results, prostate cancer surgery – even details about George W. Bush's hemorrhoid troubles. The media have dredged up medical, military, college and detailed records for Republican and Democratic Party candidates in at least the last five elections. Candidates were subject to intense scrutiny of their health conditions, academic performance and military...