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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...