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  • Obama's Absurd Press Conference

    07/02/2011 5:06:36 AM PDT · by Son House · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | June 29, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Obama delays this sorry excuse for a press conference in order to overlap the start of the big show today as much as possible, just as he always does, but we will not be deterred. This guy is hellbent on raising taxes. You do not want to miss the first hour of this program. Well, you don't want to miss any hour of this program, but you don't want to miss the first hour of this program particularly because I am gonna lay out for you exactly what's going on. Not only are they trying to carry through...
  • Helen Thomas claims to have reapplied for White House press credentials

    06/27/2011 4:05:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 27, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    She might be gone, but she’s not completely forgotten. And now as a columnist for the Fall Church (Va.) News-Press, she might be making a comeback. an appearance at the Busboys & Poets bookstore in Washington, D.C. on Sunday afternoon, embattled former Hearst newspapers columnist Helen Thomas, once known as the dean of the White House press corps, said she misses her spot in the White House briefing room. “Nothing can replace being there when you’re a reporter,” Thomas said. “Seeing with your own eyes — no, nothing can replace that. I was very lucky to cover history for so...
  • Joke's on the press corps after Palin email witch-hunt turns up zilch

    06/13/2011 10:29:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2011 | Armstrong Williams
    It was the biggest non-story story in Washington since Al Gore’s global warming tirades. I’m talking about the release of thousands of emails of former Gov. Sarah Palin last Friday in Juneau, Alaska. The release of emails (printed on paper) had reporters forming lines the lengths of which made the O.J. Simpson trial look like a queue at the local Dairy Queen. News outlets such as The Washington Post publicly heralded their “read 'em here first” status. Never mind that no reporter had actually spent any time and bothered to read them. The editors just wanted to get the “full...
  • State prepares to release Palin emails

    06/01/2011 8:30:23 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 44 replies · 1+ views
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 31st, 2011 10:01 PM | Sean Cockerham
    The state is about to release more than 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin's emails from her time as governor. But officials are also going to withhold another 2,415 pages the state deems privileged, personal or otherwise exempt from Alaska's disclosure laws. News organizations that requested the records include the Daily News, the Associated Press,, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and CNN. Individuals include Geoffrey Dunn, author of the recently published book "The Lies of Sarah Palin," and Andree McLeod of Anchorage, who has had ethics complaints against Palin dismissed by the state.
  • Palin Dismisses the Press, but They Come Back for More (The MSM feels manipulated)

    05/31/2011 9:58:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/31/2011 | Michael D. Shear
    GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Sarah Palin has apparently decided that she can treat the media any way she wants — and they will be there regardless. And she might not be wrong. On Monday night, the media following the former Alaska governor were hot and sweaty, sitting in 100-degree weather at the Gettysburg battlefield, when they got the word: Ms. Palin was at the Courtyard by Marriott a few minutes away. Within a half-hour, about a dozen reporters were lined up at the Courtyard counter, asking for rooms overlooking the hotel’s parking lot. As a reporter noted, one could keep an...
  • 60 DAYS IN LIBYA: GOP senators press Obama on war powers

    05/20/2011 9:00:04 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 34 replies ^ | May 18th, 2011 06:57 PM ET | CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash
    Republican senators press president on War Powers deadline Washington (CNN) – As the U.S. military campaign in Libya approaches the 60-day mark this Friday, six Republican senators wrote President Obama asking if he will comply with the War Powers Act, which says Congress must authorize action that lasts more than 60 days. "Friday is the final day of the statutory sixty-day period for you to terminate the use of the United States Armed Forces in Libya under the War Powers Resolution. Last week some in your Administration indicated use of the United States Armed Forces will continue indefinitely, while others...
  • Obama's disappearing act with the press

    05/19/2011 10:21:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/19/11 | Rick Moran
    Don't look now but the last time President Obama allowed questions from the press was on April 5 during the budget battle. So far, the press doesn't seem to mind very much. They meekly accept the PR handouts offered by the White House press office and bombard press secretary Jay Carney with questions he couldn't possibly answer anyway. But some in the 4th Estate are noticing. President Obama today met King Abdullah of Jordan in the Oval Office -- statements, no questions. Still, it was better than last week's meeting with the NATO leader:
  • White House shuts out (Boston) Herald scribe

    05/18/2011 3:28:46 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 64 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 18, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today, in e-mails objecting to the newspaper’s front page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed, saying pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news “fairly.” “I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the White House regularly and fairly in determining local pool reporters,” White House spokesman Matt Lehrich wrote in response to a Herald request for full access to the presidential visit. “My point about the op-ed was not that you ran...
  • Obama:IT'S MY PARTY: Meeting is closed to the press

    05/11/2011 8:38:31 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 22 replies
    Politico 44/ Whiteboard Archives ^ | May 11, 2011 - 05:05AM | Whiteboard Archives
    IT'S MY PARTY: The Democrats in the Senate are headed to President Obama's turf on Wednesday to talk with him about the deficit and, the White House says, other things. In guidance to reporters, the White House said that at the meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Obama and the "Senate Democratic Caucus" will cover "the range of important issues on the legislative agenda, including the need to adopt a balanced approach in confronting the nation’s long-term deficit challenges." The meeting is closed to the press..
  • Jay Carney is floundering under pressure, say Washington insiders

    05/05/2011 6:53:00 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 94 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05 May 2011 | Toby Young
    There is increasing concern in Washington that Jay Carney, the new White House Press Secretary, isn’t up to the job. Even when faced with an innocuous question that requires only that he trot out the official line, he looks completely stunned, as if the questioner is Bob Woodward asking him about Deep Throat. He gathers himself, embarks on a stuttering reply, pauses for what seems like an eternity, then starts gabbling, tripping over his words, rephrasing what he’s just said, then looking plaintively back at the questioner as if to say, “How did I do? Was that okay? Or would...
  • Global Press Freedom at Lowest Level in More Than Decade

    05/03/2011 5:23:19 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 4 replies
    Voice of America ^ | May 03, 2011 | William Ide
    Freedom House, a U.S.-based group that monitors human rights around the world says the number of people with access to free and independent media has declined to its lowest level in more than a decade. In its newly released annual survey, the group says several key countries saw significant declines last year and that only one-in-six people live in countries with a press designated as free.
  • How the bin Laden Announcement Leaked Out

    05/02/2011 12:08:34 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 123 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5-1-11 | Brian Stelter
    The terse announcement came just after 9:45 p.m. Sunday from Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director. “POTUS to address the nation tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern Time,” he wrote on Twitter, sharing the same message that had just been transmitted to the White House press corps. According to Brian Williams, the “NBC Nightly News” anchor, some journalists received a three-word e-mail that simply read, “Get to work.” *snip* That speculation was not aired out on television immediately, but it did erupt on Twitter and other social networking sites. Wishful thinking about bin Laden’s death ricocheted across the Web —...
  • Obama Administration punishes reporter for using multimedia

    04/29/2011 6:13:02 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 74 replies · 2+ views
    SFGate,com ^ | A.D. 28 April 2011 | Phil Bronstein
    The hip, transparent and social media-loving Obama administration is showing its analog roots. And maybe even some hypocrisy highlights. White House officials have banished one of the best political reporters in the country from the approved pool of journalists covering presidential visits to the Bay Area for using now-standard multimedia tools to gather the news. The Chronicle's Carla Marinucci - who, like many contemporary reporters, has a phone with video capabilities on her at all times - pulled out a small video camera last week and shot some protesters interrupting an Obama fundraiser at the St. Regis Hotel.
  • TRUMP: Obama's Presidency May Be The Greatest Scam In The History Of The United States

    04/10/2011 9:55:29 PM PDT · by Clairity · 131 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr 10, 2011 | Henry Blodget
    Donald Trump says his investigative team is still digging up evidence that President Obama was born in Kenya (or, at least, wasn't born in Hawaii). In a letter blasting the New York Times for blasting him, Trump lays out his evidence. He also accuses the liberal press of being complicit in what may be the "greatest scam in the history of our country."
  • Shrill Democrats (No. 2 item)

    04/07/2011 8:07:34 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 5 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | April 7, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    Some are vexed indeed with the Democratic National Committee’s decision to name Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of Florida to lead the party, now that former chairman Tim Kaine has stepped down to run for U.S. Senate in Virginia. “Way to go, DNC. You found the candidate who best fit your profile for DNC chairman: a junkyard dog who is mean, nasty, shrill, able to screech at a moments notice, aggressive, and of course able to manipulate the facts and always uncompromising,” says Andrea Lafferty, president of the Traditional Values Coalition, an interfaith policy group.
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    04/02/2011 11:02:54 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 2nd, 2011 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The Good News On March 22 during a speech at the National Military Academy President Hamid Karzai announced that seven areas of Afghanistan will soon be under full Afghan Security control According to translation reported by the American Forces Press Service he said “We know that the people of Afghanistan do not want the defense of their country to be on others, and also those who have helped us during the last 10 years cannot afford any more sacrifices for our security and defense.”He believes that Afghanistan should be run by Afghans.For the first time in 40 years Afghans felt...
  • Bam Press Conference Analysis

    03/12/2011 5:45:29 AM PST · by Son House · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | March 11, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I just listened to a little bit of Obama's press conference opening spreading his "calm" on the troubled waters between here and Japan, and he pointed out that we are at one with the Japanese people. The American people, through him, offer our condolences, and we will do anything. He said we're sending an aircraft carrier over there to help them. He didn't identify the aircraft carrier. I happen to know which one it is. It's the USS Ronald Reagan. Obama didn't identify it. I don't know if that was purposeful or a faux pas or he thought it...
  • Scott Walker on NOW!

    03/10/2011 8:40:13 AM PST · by milwguy · 74 replies
    wtmj ^ | 3/11/2011 | wtmj
  • 'Sex, drugs and why I'll never run for office,' by George Clooney

    02/23/2011 4:15:18 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:15 PM on 23rd February 2011 | Paul Thompson
    George Clooney has revealed the reason he will never become a politician - he has a bad boy past. The Hollywood star, who has campaigned tirelessly for the people of Sudan, said he wasn't squeaky clean and his past could come back to haunt him if he ever held office. 'I didn't live my life in the right way for politics, you knowI f***ed too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that's the truth,' he said.
  • White House Press Secretary Jay Carney: Obama’s silent on Libya because of ’scheduling issue’

    02/23/2011 12:04:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    daily caller ^ | 2/23/11 | Jeff Poor
    While things are falling apart in other parts of the world, things at the White House are busy — too busy to notice. During Wednesday’s White House press briefing, newly minted Press Secretary Jay Carney responded to a question from CBS News correspondent Mark Knoller about when people might expect to hear President Barack Obama address the situation in Libya. Carney’s reason why they haven’t yet: Scheduling. (h/t Real Clear Politics Video) “This is just a scheduling issue,” Carney said. “As I said, the president will meet with Secretary of State [Hillary] Clinton this afternoon, his regular meeting and they...
  • Press Conference on Budget Repair Developments (Wisc. Gov. Walker)

    02/19/2011 8:51:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/19/11 | Gov. Walker, Wisconsin
    Governor Walker holds a press conference on the latest developments with the budget repair bill.
  • Raising Cain

    02/16/2011 2:38:21 PM PST · by lakeprincess · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Feb. 16, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    The national discourse on race jolts forward again. Consider that presidential hopeful Herman Cain spoke with gusto at CPAC 2011 to an appreciative audience. Mr. Cain, however, drew a caustic essay from Alternet columnist Chauncey DeVega — a pseudonym — who claimed Mr. Cain‘s “shtick is a version of race minstrelsy where he performs ‘authentic negritude’ as wish fulfillment for white conservative fantasies. Like the fountain at Lourdes, Cain in his designated role as black conservative mascot, absolves the white racial reactionaries at CPAC of their sins.”
  • New White House Press Secretary Bombs on Day One

    02/16/2011 12:05:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/16/11 | staff
    New White House Press Secretary Jay Carney punted on Iran, fumbled a question on the national debt, and blamed Bush just ten minutes into his first press briefing.
  • Pro-Mubarak demonstrators are targeting the press'

    02/02/2011 1:10:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies ^ | 2/2/11 | Staff
    Swedish reporters are held by Egyptian Army, accused of being Mossad spies; 4 Israelis arrested; Anderson Cooper is beaten up. Pro-government protesters and Egyptian military have attacked reporters from numerous media sources around the world during Wednesday's riots in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Two Swedish reporters were held for hours on Wednesday by Egyptian soldiers accusing them of being Mossad spies, the reporters' employer, daily newspaper Aftonbladet, reported. The soldiers reportedly attacked the reporters, spitting in their faces and threatening to kill them. Four Israeli journalists were arrested by Egyptian military police in Cairo on Wednesday. Three of those arrested work...
  • HuffPo Blogger Fired for Using Press Creds to Abet Union Protesters

    01/24/2011 5:33:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/24/11 | Lachlan Markay
    Just because the site was founded by an alleged plagiarist doesn't mean it's totally devoid of ethical clout. Though you do have to wonder: from where does the Huffington Post recruit its bloggers? The site reportedly informed one of its unpaid contributors last week that he was being let go. The offense: he had used his press credentials as a HuffPo blogger to get labor union demonstrators access to a Mortgage Bankers Association event, where they staged a rowdy protest. Yahoo News reporter Joe Pompeo wrote of the event on Monday: The commotion attracted a fair amount of media attention...
  • Obama fatigue? Press room half empty for president

    12/14/2010 9:18:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 12/14/10 | Steve Thomma
    The White House Briefing Room was half empty when President Barack Obama delivered a statement Monday afternoon on a Senate vote related to the tax cuts legislation he's pushing. Reporters filled the first three rows for the president's appearance -- though a few were taking vacant seats. And almost every seat in the back four rows was empty. That kind of sparse attendance for a president's personal appearance is unusual, particularly for a president in his first term and one engaged in a high stales tax debate with Congress. Perhaps it was the short notice and late hour.
  • Cancun Climate Summit Ridiculed in World Press

    12/12/2010 10:44:09 AM PST · by Signalman · 3 replies
    IceCap ^ | 12/12/2010 | Alex Newman
    While United Nations global-warming dignitaries were invoking ancient Maya goddesses for help in hammering out a wealth-redistribution “climate” treaty, prominent columnists and publications around the world were heaping scorn and ridicule on the whole COP16 extravaganza currently underway in Cancun - even heralding the end of the whole “scam.” From the United States and Canada to the United Kingdom, the amount of negative press for the climate hysterics - and their whole expensive confab in Mexico - is growing daily. And as UN leaders and climate negotiators ramp up the fear mongering and propose ever-more ridiculous scams and taxes, the...
  • Summary of German Press and Hierarchy about Pope's Statement

    11/24/2010 5:10:15 PM PST · by 0beron
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/24/2010 | Tancred
    Catholic commentators are trying to correct the fact, that the Pope talked about a male prostitute in a weak-headed interview. Pressesplitter. The decadent majority as a measure of the moral. Swiss Television: Mr. Seewald, do you see the Pope as having completely made a change of the Catholic sexual morality?
  • How The Jewish-Targeted Press “Screws” The Jewish People

    11/17/2010 8:44:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 11/17/10 | Jeff Dunetz
    don’t know if its 2,000 years of Jewish guilt or something in our DNA but the Jewish people have a history of being our own worst enemies. Nowhere is that proven more clearly than in the Jewish press. For any anti-Semites that may be reading this article, I realize that you believe that all media is controlled by the Jews, but for the purpose of this article, we are talking about media specifically and targeted toward Jews, such as the JTA on the internet and the newspaper, The Jewish Week. The Jewish Week could be much more profitable if most...
  • Obama feeling sorry for self

    11/16/2010 7:29:28 AM PST · by toma29 · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/16/2010 | Thomas Lifson
    Poor President Obama is upset at the American White House Press Corps, a group whose adulation was responsible for him being elected to the nation's highest office with the thinnest of resumes, picturing him with halos, forbidding serious inquiry into his radical past, and pretending that the ability to read a teleprompter constituted eloquence. From Lachlan Markay of Newsbusters: President Barack Obama is peeved with the American press. They never say "thank you," he whined to journalists in Japan on Monday.
  • Gibbs threatens to pull Obama from India talks after press dispute

    11/08/2010 9:07:51 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 59 replies · 1+ views
    ap / yahoo news ^ | November 8, 2010 | Michael Calderone
    Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is known for sparring with White House reporters, making for what often seems an antagonistic mood in the press briefing room. But during President Obama's trip to India, Gibbs assumed the role of press advocate and threatened to pull Obama out of bilateral talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh because three U.S. reporters were blocked from covering the meeting. Indian officials would let only five reporters into Hyderabad House in New Delhi instead of the agreed-upon eight. The Washington Post's Scott Wilson—who was on White House pool duty Monday and filed the report for the...
  • Obama looks to set tone with post-election press conference

    11/02/2010 2:43:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/2/10 | Sam Youngman
    President Obama will hold a press conference Wednesday to offer his response to the mid-term election. The news conference, announced Tuesday morning, shows the White House does not intend for the dust to settle from Tuesday's midterms before trying to define the narrative for the next Congress. Polls show Democrats face an avalanche of losses, with Republicans poised to take back the House and make significant gains in the Senate. Obama will speak to the press early Wednesday afternoon. Before taking questions, Obama is likely to offer an opening statement calling for Republicans
  • Kurtz Leaves Post

    10/05/2010 3:51:37 PM PDT · by lakeprincess · 7 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | Oct. 5, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    It is a seismic shift, at least throughout the narrow landscape of press insiders. Howard Kurtz, the longtime dean of print media critics, has left his throne at The Washington Post to become Washington bureau chief of the Daily Beast, an online publication that bears the motto "Read this, skip that."
  • Gannons to the Left of Me: Bill Press Asks a Pro-Obama, Anti-Beck Question at White House

    09/02/2010 5:48:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/2/10 | Tim Graham
    In 2005, NBC and MSNBC and CNN were up in arms that conservative “Jeff Gannon” was allowed into the White House briefing room by Team Bush to ask “questions other reporters considered softballs.” Up until now, liberal talk-radio hosts like Ed Schultz have been seated in the front row of Obama press conferences, but they didn’t ask softball questions. On Thursday, it happened. Liberal radio host Bill Press asked press secretary Robert Gibbs to denounce Glenn Beck’s attacks on the president’s “committed Christianity.” BILL PRESS: Robert, over the last four days, Glenn Beck has criticized the president for
  • Obama to hold press conference next Friday

    09/02/2010 2:23:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/2/10 | Alister Bull
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will hold a press conference on Friday, September 10, the White House said on Thursday. It also said in a statement that he would make two trips next week to talk about the economy, visiting Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Monday and Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday. Obama has been criticized in some quarters for holding relatively few press conferences, and for taking a limited number of questions when he faces the media. His last extensive question-and-answer session with reporters was at the Toronto Group of 20 summit in June. But he has not held a full-blown, prime...
  • Howard Kurtz Smacks Down Bill Press for Comparing Glenn Beck to Al Qaeda

    08/29/2010 3:27:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 4+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/29/10 | Noel Sheppard
    Howard Kurtz on Sunday smacked down liberal talk radio host Bill Press for saying the Park Service allowing Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" event at the Lincoln Memorial was like "granting al Qaeda permission to hold a rally on September 11th at Ground Zero." Towards the end of the opening segment of CNN's "Reliable Sources," Kurtz surprisingly brought up last Friday's disgraceful editing job by ABC's "Good Morning America" that Beck himself said was like something Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels would have done. When finished with this admonishment, Kurtz went right after Press who was seated directly in front of him...
  • Harry Reid Now Sneaking into Towns to Avoid Press (Video)

    08/25/2010 11:54:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 8/25/10 | John
    Not a sign of a confident campaign: Here’s hoping Nevadans will have a permanent reason to ignore him soon.
  • Did Press Sec Robert Gibbs Quit or go on Vacation or something?
  • The Associated Press has a “Standards Center”?

    08/19/2010 3:43:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Sister Toldjah ^ | 8/19/10 | Sister Toldjah
    Unsurpisingly, the Associated Press has advised its staff NOT to call the Ground Zero mosque … the Ground Zero mosque (via): Colleagues, Here is some guidance on covering the NYC mosque story, with assists from Chad Roedemeier in the NYC bureau and Terry Hunt in Washington: 1. We should continue to avoid the phrase “ground zero mosque” or “mosque at ground zero” on all platforms. (We’ve very rarely used this wording, except in slugs, though we sometimes see other news sources using the term.) The site of the proposed Islamic center and mosque is not at ground zero, but two...
  • Time's Scherer Blames Press Pool for Obama's Flipping and Flopping on Ground Zero Mosque

    08/16/2010 8:06:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 8/16/10 | Tim Graham
    Michael Scherer of Time tried to explain the concept of "Why Barack Obama Doesn't Like to Chit-Chat with the Press Corps" -- despite their obvious affection for him. The president's first Ground Zero Mosque comments were "perfectly scripted," he wrote, and perfectly timed, on a Friday night at a Muslim dinner celebrating Ramadan. Scherer doesn't get that the venue could be controversial, considering Obama's allergies to traditional Christian prayer breakfasts. But this "perfect" scenario was ruined by the White House press pool (specifically, CNN's Ed Henry): A reporter asked a stray question, and Obama blew all the careful planning of...
  • Which White House reporters had lunch with Obama?

    08/13/2010 6:48:56 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Aug 13, 2010 | By Michael Calderone
    Reporters wouldn't say Thursday who joined President Obama for an off-the-record lunch at the White House. The Upshot noted the irony that news organizations have been at the forefront of the fight to make White House visitor logs public. Not to mention the fact that the names of those who visit the White House in August will be made available to the public by November anyway. But who wants to wait until November? The Upshot has now learned which White House beat reporters attended the off-the-record meeting. Here's the lineup: Ben Feller (Associated Press), Jonathan Weisman and Laura Meckler (Wall...
  • Sailors press Gates on how defense budget hits them

    08/13/2010 10:56:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/13/10 | Reuters
    SAN DIEGO, California (Reuters) – For sailors aboard the USS Higgins docked in San Diego, a popular question for visiting Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday was how the austerity drive he announced this week would affect them. "We are fighting two wars and so the budget is a huge deal for us," said Naval Petty Officer Michael Allen after Gates gave him and the rest of the crew aboard the guided-missile destroyer a commemorative coin. "On our level there are things we can do (to cut costs) but we don't make the decisions about it," Allen said. Gates was...
  • 30 Post-Gazette Employees Stage Walkout (Dinosaur Media Alert)

    08/09/2010 11:03:55 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 25 replies
    KDKA-TV ^ | August 9, 2010 | no byline
    The economy and the Internet have taken their toll on newspapers around the country and after years of layoffs and cutbacks, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is no exception. Now, the paper is saying they need more cuts just to stay afloat. At 11:15 a.m., 30 editors and reporters staged a walkout in protest of concessions that the company now wants. Those concessions include 30 reporters and editors taking voluntary retirements by the end of the week, or else they will begin laying off people themselves. (snip)
  • PRESS MAN: Don’t Give Readers What They Want

    07/11/2010 3:30:01 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 36 replies
    Commentary Magazine on Line ^ | July/August 2010 | Andrew Ferguson
    In early May, on the evening of the day his magazine got shot out from under him, the editor of Newsweek, Jon Meacham, appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, seeking fellowship, commiseration, and a platform from which he might discourse upon the larger significance of the day’s developments. Discoursing upon larger significances is one of Meacham’s particular gifts. No one was surprised then that he would seek to apply it to the unexpected news that the owner of Newsweek, Donald Graham of the Washington Post Co., was putting the magazine up for sale, with the implication that the...
  • A Tale of Two Women

    07/10/2010 5:57:48 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 10 July, 2010 | John Armor (Congressman Billybo
    “Important” events happened recently to two women. The relative attention paid and press coverage about the two tells a lot about where we are as a nation, and it isn’t good. The two women are Lindsay Lohan and Pam Murphy. All of you know that Lindsay Lohan is a spoiled, self-centered, self-destructive twit who was just sentenced to 90 days in jail for multiple instances of contempt of court. But how many of you know who Pam Murphy was? Let’s not always see the same hands. Pam Murphy was the widow of Audie Murchy, the most decorated US soldier from...
  • Reward: $100,000 for Full ‘JournoList’ Archive; Source Fully Protected

    07/04/2010 4:52:17 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | Jun 29th 2010 | Andrew Breitbart
    I’ve had $100,000 burning in my pocket for the last three months and I’d really like to spend it on a worthy cause. So how about this: in the interests of journalistic transparency, and to offer the American public a unique insight in the workings of the Democrat-Media Complex, I’m offering $100,000 for the full “JournoList” archive, source fully protected. Now there’s an offer somebody can’t refuse. Yes, the mainstream media that came together to play up the false allegations that the “N-Word” was hurled 15 times by Tea Party participants at the Congressional Black Caucus outside the Capitol the...
  • Katie Couric Criticizes Obama's Response to the Gulf Oil Crisis (Video)

    06/16/2010 12:51:59 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 29 replies · 1,156+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 6/16/10 | HAP
    And she defends George W. Bush against Letterman's attacks, the perky Katie talks to Dave about the Gulf Oil disaster (Video)
  • AP Bias on Full Display: Reporter Omits Democrat Link to Scandal, Highlights GOP Affiliation

    06/14/2010 8:28:53 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies · 752+ views
    On Monday (June 14), Associated Press reporter Colleen Long wrote two articles about two different criminal cases in New York State, both involving political operatives accused of breaking the law. The first was about "Hank Morris... adviser to former state comptroller Alan Hevesi, [who] has been accused of taking kickbacks and other payments...." The second was about John Haggerty, who is accused of duping New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg into giving him money for campaign expenses and then using the money for personal expenses instead. The story about Morris never mentioned that he was a Democrat political consultant, or...
  • Death of a Free Press in America?

    06/07/2010 7:23:53 PM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 14 replies · 32+ views
    The Silent Majority ^ | 06-07-10 | J. D. Longstreet
    Maybe it is just my natural paranoia at work, but I get the gnawing feeling that somewhere, in a dark corner of the Obama Regime, there is a huddle of “Obamanites” in a whispered discussion in which they examine the possibility of a takeover of the press in the US. I know, I know. It’s just another conspiracy theory, right? Could be. On the other hand, it IS what a socialist government does -- and make no mistake about it -- the United States is now a socialist state run by a socialist government… at least until November. Look, bailing...
  • Retiring Is Not The Word For Helen Thomas

    06/07/2010 11:11:48 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 5 replies · 16+ views ^ | 06/07/10 | CaroleL
    Reporter Helen Thomas, the queen bee of the White House press corps for decades, has retired effective immediately. This shouldn't be a major news story - an 89 year old woman retiring - but it is because retiring has become one of the most abused words in political discourse. Right up there with misspeaking, retiring has become a euphemism for something very ugly which some individual or group would prefer not to acknowledge.