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  • Pollsters Despise the Electorate, Are 'Astonished' at Trump

    08/27/2015 2:56:19 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 11 replies
    Freep | 8/27/2015 | CharlesOconnell
    †"Pollsters dumbfounded by Trump". Their ostensible task is to "predict" which candidate will be nominated and win. Their hidden task, their real motive, is to jimmy the process, to influence and, if possible, actually decide who will be the next resident of the, still, most powerful chair in the world.†Pollsters are so fixated on working their black magic, the one obvious factor completely escapes their notice: People crave the truth. Even the ugly truth. They crave it so much, theyíre willing to be told the truth by an obnoxious bozo. No particular bozo. Any one will do. Just so the...
  • Revealed: Obamaís Secret Propaganda War Using Hollywood, Academia, and the Media

    08/05/2015 5:46:20 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 25 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 08/05/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    ďThe purpose of propaganda is not the personal instruction of the individual, but rather to attract public attention to certain things, the importance of which can be brought home to the masses only by this means. Here the art of propaganda consists in putting a matter so clearly and forcibly before the minds of the people as to create a general conviction regarding the reality of a certain factÖit must appeal to the feelings of the public rather than to their reasoning power,Ē wrote Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf. Hitler continued, ďThe aim of propaganda is not to try to...
  • Carr: His Major faux pas? Questioning the prez

    07/16/2015 11:18:51 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 17, 2015 | By Howie Carr
    Major Garrett made a potentially career-ending mistake at the White House on Wednesday. He asked President Barack Obama a tough question. How dare he! Fire this man. He had the gall to inquire why Dear Leader, while giving away the store to the terrorists in Iran, hadnít insisted on release of the four American hostages held by the mad mullahs. ďWhy,Ē Garrett asked, ďare you content with the fanfare around this deal?Ē Obama, his skin as thin as his suit is empty, replied icily, ďYou know better than that!Ē Meaning, I think, that, Major, you do understand what happens to...
  • ĎThe illegals COME IN, and the illegals KILL their CHILDREN!í Trump presscon with family of murdered

    07/11/2015 10:27:05 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 60 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7-11-15 | soopermexican
    Whatever you might say about Trumpís actual chances of winning the GOP nomination, you cannot ignore that heís absolutely changed the course of the media spotlight to point towards the crimes of illegal aliens against Americans. In Los Angeles yesterday, he held a press conference with families of Americans who have been killed by illegal aliens.
  • President Obama Holds Presser At G7 (Live Feed)

    06/08/2015 6:56:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 8, 2015 | FoxNews.Com
    Live FoxNews Video Presser.
  • Unlike presidential rivals, Clinton shunning questions from press [Just 8 questions in past month]

    05/08/2015 9:29:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 05/08/2015 | BY ANITA KUMAR
    WASHINGTON ó After each of Hillary Clintonís campaign events, a large group of reporters gathers on one side of the room and shouts questions at her. She rarely responds, opting instead to ignore them, not even glancing in their direction. Clinton has largely closed herself off from media questions in the first month of her campaign. Her refusal to take questions stands in stark contrast to virtually all other candidates in both parties, who routinely wade into a pack of reporters after events, often fielding more questions in one event than Clinton has so far in her entire campaign. They...
  • In the press, panic over Hillaryís self-destruction is growing

    04/27/2015 1:07:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Noah Rothman
    How do you know that a Democrat has found him or herself embroiled in a particularly devastating scandal? When the press begins to ask when the Republicans will begin ¬ďoverplaying¬Ē their hands. This weekend, you could feel the ground beginning to fall out from beneath Hillary Clinton¬ís supporters as members of the reporting and commentary classes began to express their doubts about the former secretary of state¬ís ethics. Among some prominent members of the media who are generally not predisposed to dismiss the Democratic candidate in a presidential race, the Clinton Foundation¬ís shady fundraising practices and the former secretary¬ís...
  • DC preps its best for Correspondents' dinner

    04/23/2015 6:46:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2015 | Judy Kurtz
    Naomi Campbell, Connie Britton, Jane Fonda, and Lucy Liu will be among the high-wattage stars lending a touch of Hollywood to the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday. The annual soiree ó which not long ago attracted tabloid sensations such as Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan ó has in recent years been a bit more understated. But the lineup for events surrounding the correspondentsí dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel is anything but low-key; more than two dozen happenings are being held across the city throughout the weekend.
  • Compare and contrast: Same TV reporter approaches Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio

    04/17/2015 6:54:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-17-15 | Thomas Lifson
    The following contrasting videos should be enough to chill the bones of every Democrat sensibly worried about how good a candidate Hillary Clinton will be. Dan Calabrese, of Herman Cainís CainTV.com website brings us the two videos of the same TMZ reporter walking up to both candidates at an airport as they arrive. First, here is Marco Rubio: All smiles and affability, Sure, the reporter is not hostile, but anyone could get annoyed at questions about a spouse's past. Instead, Rubio laughs, makes a joke at his own expense, and comes across as a totally likable guy. Hillary, not so...
  • The Potemkin Economy: How the Press is hiding the holes in the economy

    04/13/2015 8:04:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/13/2015 | Tom Blumer
    The disappointing March employment report the government released on April 3 [1] finally forced the business press to ‚Äėfess up to the truth, best summed up in words found at the Associated Press [2]: ‚ÄĚFor months, the U.S. economy‚Äôs strength has been flagging.‚ÄĚThat admission takes ‚Äútoo little, too late‚ÄĚ to a whole new level.During the past several months, business scribes and broadcasters have largely pretended that all is well, constructing and maintaining a Potemkin-like facade of a prosperous economy, even as the vast majority of hard-number economic indicators turned in performances ranging from middling to awful. To prop up their...
  • Staying: Press refuses to leave Obama, golfing for 223rd time

    03/29/2015 1:15:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/29/15 | Paul Bedard
    For a second day, the "pool" of reporters in Florida to cover President Obama's golfing weekend refused to be dismissed by the White House, stationing in a maintenance shed near the super exclusive course the president is golfing at for his 223rd round of golf since taking office. The first "pool report" of the day said that the president's team said he wouldn't be making news or appearing in public, thus declaring a news "lid" and allowing the media to stay at their hotel 15 miles away. But as they did Saturday the reporters opted to stay close to Obama...
  • Hillary Jokes With Liberal Media About Email ScandalĖWonít Take QuestionsĖGets Standing Ovation

    03/24/2015 3:41:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | 3-24-2015 | Jim Hoft
    illary Clinton joked with press about her email scandal Monday night . They gave her a standing ovation. Hillary promised to be more transparent ó But she wonít turn over her emails. The reporters laughed all the way through her speech then gave her a standing ovation after she did not take any question. Breitbart reported: On Monday evening, mainstream media reporters reportedly gave Hillary Clinton a standing ovation after she joked about her private email scandal and took no questions from the pressĖat an event honoring excellence in journalism. According to a National Journal report, Clinton took no questions...
  • Study: Yes, Press Was Very Biased During 2012 Election Coverage

    03/18/2015 2:44:54 AM PDT · by South40 · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 17 MAR 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    A new study of more than 130,000 news articles on the 2012 presidential election between Republican nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama proves without a doubt that the press strongly leans Democratic. ((snip)) While the studyís findings are not exactly surprising, itís important nonetheless to show that liberal media bias isnít exactly a fictional conservative grievance.
  • Modernist Press Tapes Modernist Priestís Confession

    03/14/2015 9:11:53 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 5 replies
    Traditional Catholic Priest ^ | 3/14/15 | Fr. Peter Carota
    All over the Catholic world, statements are being made by the pope, cardinals, bishops, religious and priests about compassion for people in adultery and homosexual relationships. This is giving people arms to attack any priest or bishop who may uphold true Catholic and biblical teaching on the sinful nature of these sexual unions. But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother; and shall cleave to his wife. And they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh....
  • Hillary Clintonís Talking Points Press Encounter

    03/10/2015 4:22:45 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/10/15 | Joseph Klein
    In sum, Hillary Clinton tried to use the typical Clintonian evasive tactics, hoping the press and the American people will move on to other matters Using the United Nations as a backdrop to theatrically remind people of her foreign policy gravitas, Hillary Clinton held what the UN referred to as a press ďencounterĒ in front of the UN Security Council today. Hillary repeated over and over again her well-rehearsed talking points regarding the private e-mail account she used during her tenure as Secretary of State. Figuring that it is better to beg for forgiveness rather than refrain from doing something...
  • Questions the Press Doesn't Ask Democrats

    02/27/2015 6:12:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mona Charen
    Gov. Scott Walker has leapt to the top of polls in Iowa. As day follows night, he has moved to the center of the liberal press's crosshairs. This is the world we inhabit: When a Democrat is perceived as popular, the press discovers layers of humor and elan we never suspected. When a Republican is gaining strength, the press sharpens its bayonets. Based on his response to trap-door questions in the past few days, we've been instructed that Walker a) is a crypto young Earther (or, just as bad, a panderer to same); b) that he ought to have answered...
  • U.S. DROPS TO 49TH IN WORLD PRESS FREEDOM RANKINGS, WORST SINCE OBAMA BECAME PRESIDENT

    02/12/2015 1:42:04 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    The Intercept ^ | February 12, 2015 | Glenn Greenwald
    Each year, Reporters Without Borders issues a worldwide ranking of nations based on the extent to which they protect or abridge press freedom. The groupís 2015 ranking was released this morning, and the United States is ranked 49th. That is the lowest ranking ever during the Obama presidency, and the second-lowest ranking for the U.S. since the rankings began in 2002 (in 2006, under Bush, the U.S. was ranked 53rd). The countries immediately ahead of the U.S. are Malta, Niger, Burkino Faso, El Salvador, Tonga, Chile and Botswana. Some of the U.S.ís closest allies fared even worse, including Saudi Arabia...
  • Bill Maher: Obama 'perhaps the worst' on press freedom

    02/01/2015 2:24:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Bill Maher is throwing some shade on President Obama's credentials as a supposed champion of freedom of the press. The host of HBO's "Real Time" sat down Friday to discuss media coverage of secret government work with documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, one of the journalists centrally involved in bringing revelations from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to light. "I don't understand why he is perhaps the worst president we've had on clamping down on the press," Maher said. "He's used the Espionage Act more than any other president, right?" Maher added. Other members of the media have blasted...
  • "Free Speech" Summed Up In 1 Cartoon

    01/11/2015 11:18:30 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-11-2015 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenJanuary 11, 2015
  • What did the press know and when did they know it?

    11/18/2014 7:05:54 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 25 replies
    TheVirginian ^ | 11/18/2014 | Moneyrunner
    The reaction of the MSM to the Gruber tapes is revealing. Todayís article by Chris Cillizza tries to misdirect the issue into a personality conflict between Gruber and Conservatives who he thinks are the object of Gruberís charge that the American people are stupid. His article, about Gruber as catnip for conservatives tries to make the story about Conservative pique, not the fact that Gruber did something that you are never supposed to do when you pull a sting: expose the sting. A good sting never ends, but Gruber ended the ObamaCare sting. So the press, after hoping it would...
  • Mitch McConnell live Press Conference

    11/05/2014 11:22:33 AM PST · by Chgogal · 138 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | Now November 5, 2014 | Live Press Confernce
    Senator McConnell holds presser in Louisville
  • Let Them Eat Cake. Itís What They Want.

    11/01/2014 6:32:15 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-1-2014 | MOTUS
    No kidding? We had all year to plan for Halloween and this is the best we could do? It looks more like a display at your local Dollar Store than the Peopleís House (no disrespect to the Dollar Store intended).Well, you can sort of understand how this happened; Lady M has been so busy campaigning for people she barely knows An exhausted Lady M, campaigning for whatís-his-name in Connecticutand Big Guy has been so busy not campaigning for people who barely know him.Meanwhile, lest there still be any doubt in your mind, the Fourth Estate officially sold out yesterday in...
  • Stephanopoulos, ABC News Refuse to Apologize for False Scott Brown Attack

    10/31/2014 4:12:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-31-14 | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire ó Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012 and a supporter of former Sen. Scott Brownís campaign, decried an effort by the liberal media to falsely smear Brown during last nightís final New Hampshire Senate debate against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). ďYou know I think itís unfortunate but in some cases moderators hope to become part of the story,Ē Romney said on Laura Ingrahamís radio program. ďObviously that furthers their career and makes a lot of people talk about them. And people who are on their side are very pleased about it and...
  • USA Today's Susan Page: Obama WH 'Dangerous' for Reporters

    10/28/2014 10:21:26 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/28/2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The Obama administration, despite the president's promises of transparency, is "more dangerous" to the media than any other White House in history, USA Today's Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page said this weekend. Page, speaking Saturday at a White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) seminar, also said the administration is "more restrictive," in reference to the its leak investigations and naming Fox News' James Rosen as a co-conspirator in a violation of the federal Espionage Act, writes The Washington Post's Eric Wemple in an opinion piece Tuesday. Veteran New York Times reporter Peter Baker, telling one of the stories, said that while...
  • Press freedom muzzled in Ebola affected countries

    10/17/2014 10:13:51 AM PDT · by Prospero · 3 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10/1 | Maximilian Borowski
    Christian Mihr, from the German branch of Reporters without Borders (RSF) claims the press is increasingly muzzled in reporting flaws and difficulties in crisis management. Report lists incidents in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
  • Press Barred From #Ferguson Meeting at Clinton Library

    10/05/2014 10:18:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 5, 2014, | Kristinn Taylor
    The Ďmost transparent administration in historyí is set to preside over (yet another) a meeting regarding Ferguson, Missouri that the press is barred from attending.Clinton Library in Little RockA meeting this week at the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas of mayors, police chiefs and the Justice Department will focus on community policing and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri regarding the shooting of unarmed 18 year old black robber Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson following a confrontation shortly after Brown robbed a convenience store and the riotous protests following Brownís death.Former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General...
  • Figures. Obama Admin Censored Press Reports for Years, Lapdog Media Meekly Acquiesced

    09/23/2014 9:54:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/23/14 | Kristinn Taylor
    It has taken five-and-a-half years to learn that the Obama administration has been censoring White House print pool reportsóand that the media has quietly acquiesced until now. The Washington Postís Paul Farhi reported Tuesday evening that the Obama administration has abused its role as distributor for the print pool reports by exercising prior restraint on the reports. Farhi cites numerous instances where the Obama press office refused to release pool reports until changes demanded by Obama operatives were made. Farhi reports several examples of reporters acquiescing to Obamaís censorship of the media. Farhi reports on the Washington Post caving twice...
  • Sports Drive-Bys Question Roger Goodell Like a Republican President

    09/22/2014 12:20:28 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | September 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Just a couple things since you brought up football. A couple things about the NFL. You know, Goodell had his press conference on Friday, and do you know what we learned, by the way? We learned that the sports Drive-Bys know how to conduct a press conference. The news guys have forgotten how, since Obama became president. The sports guys know how to do it. The sports guys want Goodell's scalp. I'm telling you, it's amazing. I have been listening to some of these sports guys. I have been reading some of these sports Drive-Bys. Even some of the former...
  • Team Obama Bans Press Cameras from White House Congressional Picnic

    09/17/2014 9:05:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/14 | Charlie Spiering
    Ahead of President Obamaís annual picnic with members of Congress, the White House prohibited television cameras and photographer access to the event. Only allowing print pool reporters were allowed to cover Obamaís speech. That annoyed White House reporters including ABC News reporter Jon Karl, who pointed out that it was a change from yearís past. ďIn a break w/ past practice, the WH is prohibiting TV & photo coverage of today's Congressional picnic at the White House,Ē he noted on Twitter.
  • Obama Argues He Needs A Vacation Without the Press Following Him

    09/07/2014 7:02:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9/7/14 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBCīs "Meet The Press," host Chuck Todd took President Barack Obama to task for the optics of going golfing moments after his statement on ISIS beheading journalist James Foley. Obama complained during his vacations he would "love" not to be followed by the press. ďYou know, it is always a challenge when youíre supposed to be on vacation, because youíre followed everywhere, part of what I would love is a vacation from the press," Obama said. The president did take some responsibility saying, ďBut thereís no doubt that after having talked to the families, where it was hard...
  • President Barack Obama's Full Interview With NBC's Chuck Todd - 'Meet The Press' 9/7/2014

    09/07/2014 5:35:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/7/14 | YouHotNews
    On his debut as NBC 'Meet the Press' host 9/7/2014, Chuck Todd grills President Obama: - Are you preparing the country to go back to war? - You realize you're giving that speech (Wednesday) the day before the 13th anniversary of 9/11. - ISIS is not a JV team. Was that bad intelligence or your misjudgment? - You've ruled out boots on the ground. And I'm curious, have you only ruled them out simply for domestic political reasons? Or is there another reason you've ruled out American boots on the ground? Because your own-- your own guys have said, "You...
  • The Ebola of Journalism: Liberalism is Killing Time and CNN

    08/31/2014 5:08:49 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 30, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    Call it the Ebola of Journalism. And its spreading -- to Time and CNN. The cover of the September 1, 2014 issue of Time could not be more explicit. Showing a dramatic image of a black man on his knees, hands raised with the cover bearing the title "The Tragedy of Ferguson," it was written by David Von Drehle and Alex Altman in the tones of the standard liberal ďI-told-you-soĒ thinking on race . It included the line: ďWeíve been here beforeóand failed to learn the lessons.Ē When it came to the mess that is ObamaCare? There was this Time...
  • Americans support Israel and the press hates it

    08/04/2014 12:54:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    hot air ^ | 8/4/14 | noah rothman
    One gets the impression that America’s broad support for Israel’s mission in Gaza over that of Hamas militants, support reflected in policy in Washington, is evolving into an obsession for members of the press. In fact, it seems that the more stubbornly Americans cling to their support for their country’s democratic ally in the Middle East, the more frenetic and scolding the media’s tone has become while covering the conflict. Over a month into the current crisis, a NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll found that a significant plurality continue to sympathize with Israel over Palestinians. 43 percent of Americans said...
  • Mediaís take on poverty issues exposes the dishonesty of the press

    08/01/2014 11:55:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2014 | Noah Rothman
    There is perhaps nothing which so perfectly exposes the partisan instincts of the political press as do our various National Conversations on poverty issues. When poverty again becomes a major focus of the media, as it often does when Republicans are on the political ascendancy, the intentions of Democrats are almost always framed as pure and decent. Republicans, meanwhile, are morally bankrupt, indecent, and self-serving Ė often simply for refusing to throw money at the problem at hand. Does that characterization sound a little unforgiving of the press? It should, and they have earned it. The most recent example...
  • Megyn Kelly Chronicles IRS Lies and Flip-Flops the Press Refuses to Cover, Let Alone Feature

    07/27/2014 10:16:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    News Busters ^ | July 26, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    On Thursday, with PJ Media's J. Christian Adams as her guest, Fox News's Megyn Kelly recited a list of assertions (under oath, she reminded us) made by Internal Revenue Service officials which have later been shown to be lies or cause for agency flip-flops after "new" facts have been revealed. It's a significant list. By implication, it's an indictment of the vast majority of the establishment press, which has refused to give the IRS scandal the attention it deserves. Video and a transcript follow the jump. ... The establishment press has been almost completely uninterested in telling their readers, listeners,...
  • White House Press Secretary Faces Reporter Revolt After Criticizing Media At Briefing

    07/21/2014 12:43:42 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 21, 2014 | Colin Campbell
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest's faced a minor media revolt at his daily press briefing Monday after he criticized a Washington Post story for its reliance on anonymous sources. Several reporters at the briefing challenged Earnest's critique by pointing out White House officials regularly insist information be anonymously attributed to members of the administration in conference calls and other communications. "You criticize anonymous sources but we have anonymous sources from you every day," one reporter noted. "How can you criticize that when that's what you basically give us every day, except for the briefing?" Earnest responded sarcastically.
  • Former NYT Editor: Hillary Expects Journalists To Be '100 Percent In Her Corner,' Especially Women

    07/20/2014 9:50:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 19, 2014 | Tim Graham
    In May, Politico's reporting inside Democratic circles led them to the strange conclusion that the one thing that could sink Hillary's hopes of winning the White House was the press corps. A Clinton insider announced: ďShe wants to be president; she doesnít want to run for president...The worst part of running for president for her, clearly, is dealing with the press.Ē In July, Politico interviewed former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who made some sense of this bizarre-sounding notion. The media has for many years defended and protected and glamorized the Clintons. But Abramson said Hillary expects the...
  • A DRAMATIC SURPRISE ON A QUIET SQUARE (VIDEOS)

    07/13/2014 4:04:47 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 11APR2012 | Turner/Time Warner
    To launch the high quality TV channel TNT in Belgium we placed a big red push button on an average Flemish square of an average Flemish town. A sign with the text "Push to add drama" invited people to use the button. And then we waited... Discover here what happened or visit http://www.tntdrama.com for more info. First it happened in Belgium. Then again in the Netherlands.
  • Barack Obama to Press: I Donít Need to Go to Border ďIím Not Interested in Photo OpsĒ (Video)

    07/09/2014 4:33:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/9/14 | Jim Hoft
    No photo ops for him.President Obama told the press on Wednesday that he did not need to got to the Texas border with Mexico to see the crisis firsthand. He didnít need a photo-op. ďYou know Jeh Johnson went to the border, at my direction, five times. He went for the sixth this weekÖ So thereís nothing that is going on there that I am not intimately aware of and briefed on. This isnít theater. This is a problem. Iím not interested in photo ops. Iím interested in solving the problem.Ē
  • CBS News: ĎSue Congress,í No Give Givebacks

    06/30/2014 5:33:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2014 | John Ransom
    CBS news contributor Nancy Giles wants to sue Congress. Why? For going to bed instead of taking president Obamaís ďtouchdown danceĒ call on the night of his 2012 reelection victory. But it also sheds light on the media strategy that will be used in 2014 to bolster the president. In a nutshell that strategy is known as the ďIím-Rubber-Youíre-Glue-Whatever-You-Say-Bounces-Off-of-Me-and-Sticks-to-You,Ē campaign narrative first used in 1973 by 3rd grader Amelia Snodgrass of Temple Mount, NJ as she swept into her second class presidency in three years. Accordingly in her Sunday column CNNís Giles gets childlike in her complains that Speaker John...
  • Guess how the press is reacting to IRSís commissionerís implausible testimony [Nothing to see here]

    06/24/2014 7:55:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/24/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Guess how the press reacting to IRS’s commissioner’s implausible testimonyAt a marathon hearing on Monday night, congressional investigators grilled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen over the nature of the targeting scandal and the agency’s recent revelations that it lost two years’ worth of email communications from former executive Lois Lerner. The hearing was contentious with Republicans accusing Koskinen of charges ranging from ignorance of the law to the active misleading of Congress. Democrats, meanwhile, played defense by shielding the agency and the White House from criticism while accusing their GOP colleagues of playing politics. The hearing was a significant event...
  • Does Hillary Clinton Have A 'Deal' To Avoid The Press?

    06/12/2014 9:31:08 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 9 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | June 12, 2014 | Hunter Walker
    Hillary Clinton is in the midst of a tour promoting the release of her book "Hard Choices." However, her rollout, which is widely seen as a prelude to a potential 2016 presidential campaign, apparently includes limited press access. Clinton, a former secretary of state, spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations Thursday. Though she took questions from CFR President Richard Haass and council members at the event including billionaire editor and publisher Mort Zuckerman. However, Clinton did not take queries from reporters who were seated in the audience's press section. A spokesperson for CFR told Business Insider any member of...
  • 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 Journalismís Very Dangerous Trend

    06/03/2014 7:43:53 AM PDT · by shove_it · 15 replies
    DailySignal/Drudge ^ | 3 Jun 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 ďcensor or block storiesĒ that donít align with their preferred agenda. ďThereís a tendency in the news media, on the part of some managers, to censor or block stories that donít fall in line with the message they want sent to the viewers,Ē Attkisson said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Signal. ďI think thatís really a very dangerous perspective to have.Ē In the first of three segments, Attkisson shared her views...
  • Freaky Photoshop disaster: Jay Carney puff piece goes hilariously wrong [pics]

    04/11/2014 7:44:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 72 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
  • Sharyl Attkisson: I was called a troublemaker for pursuing Obama administration scandals

    04/11/2014 8:19:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/11/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    It‚Äôs been a month since Sharyl Attkisson left CBS News, a departure which many assumed related to editorial interference with her reporting on stories that focused on Obama administration scandals. Attkisson appeared last night on Fox‚Äôs O‚ÄôReilly Factor and confirmed those assumptions. Attkisson tells Bill O‚ÄôReilly that CBS News labeled her a ‚Äútroublemaker‚ÄĚ for her insistence on sticking with stories such as the Fast & Furious scandal. CBS wanted her to drop the Fast & Furious story over ‚Äúa lack of interest,‚ÄĚ and Attkisson says that the ‚Äúinterest‚ÄĚ issue was editorial rather than audience related.Newsbusters has the full transcript: ATTKISSON:...
  • Selective News Coverage of Islamic Terrorism (US drops to 46th place in press freedom)

    04/03/2014 11:00:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 3, 2014 | William Kilpatrick
    According to Reporters Without Borders, the U.S. has dropped to 46th place in press freedom. The lowered ranking was based on the conviction of the WikiLeaks informant, the effort to punish NSA leaker Edward Snowden, and the Justice Department’s monitoring of reporters.Unmentioned by the report, however, is an equally serious cause for concern. Most press censorship in the U.S. is self-imposed. The masters of the media are quite willing to suppress certain news stories without any government encouragement. This can be accomplished in several ways: by not reporting a story, by providing only minimal coverage, or by shaping the story...
  • Barack Obama: The greatest threat to press freedom in a generation

    03/26/2014 10:32:29 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-26-14 | DrJohn
    "First he came for the whistleblowers and I didn't speak up because I was a liberal...." A conference called "Sources and Secrets" was held a few days ago at the Times Center in New York. The conference is described as "A conference on the press, government and national security." It's supported largely by left wing organizations and news outlets. At the meeting James Risen of the NY Times expressed an interesting opinion: New York Times reporter James Risen, who is fighting an order that he testify in the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer accused of leaking information...
  • Reporter: WH Press Secretary Gets Questions from Reporters Before Press Briefing

    03/20/2014 9:42:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 41 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 3/20/14 | Daniel Halper
    It's just a show. A CBS reporter from Arizona reveals that President Obama's press secretary, Jay Carney, receives questions from the press in advance of his daily press briefing. In fact, she says, the reporters often receive the answers in advance of the briefing, too. According to the reporter, Jay Carney told her this yesterday at the White House: "It was a very busy day. We started here shortly after 8 o'clock with a coffee with press secretary Jay Carney inside his office in the West Wing," says the reporter. "And this was the off-the-record so we were able to...
  • Former Virginian Pilot Publisher, Obama and McAuliffe Appointee, Maurice Jones, Breaks Federal Law

    02/26/2014 5:15:25 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 14 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 2/25/2014 | Moneyrunner
    When you're part of the Obama Administration, fresh from publishing the Virginian Pilot, and being used to telling people what to do, a little thing like the law doesn't stop you. An internal federal probe has concluded that Maurice Jones, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffeís new commerce secretary, improperly lobbied Congress while he was in the Obama administration last year. Mr. Jones, who was a deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, sent an email to more than 1,000 recipients ó including 46 people at HUD ó asking them to contact senators to ďdefend against efforts by...