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  • Journolist Equals Journalistic Corruption

    07/23/2010 2:33:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 23, 2010 | John R. Guardiano
    Don't make excuses for the Journolisters. They subverted journalism and the pursuit of truth for politics and the pursuit of power. John Tabin has entered the fray over Journolist, the now-defunct secret listserve of several hundred liberal journalists, activists and academics. Tabin agrees that much of what the Daily Caller has reported about this cabal is extremely troubling and reprehensible. To wit: • the Journolisters' attempt, during the 2008 presidential campaign to kill and bury stories about Obama's relationship with "Reverend" Jeremiah Wright; • their push to deliberately smear innocent conservative journalists and politicos as "racists" and "bigots"; • their...
  • Meet the New Journolist, Smaller Than the Old Journolist [Cabalist]

    07/21/2010 9:20:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | July 21, 2010 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    Blogosphere, please join me in celebrating the birth of Cabalist, the wittily-named successor to Ezra Klein's infamous Journolist, the listserv of liberal bloggers, pundits and academics that inadvertently brought down (very temporarily) the ex-Washington Post blogger Dave Weigel, and which is now the subject of an endless and embarrassing (for certain former Journolist participants) investigation by The Daily Caller, which has discovered e-mail chains suggesting that certain Journolist members were secretly devising partisan campaigns to advance Democratic Party interests. (Message to normal Goldblog readers: This post will consist mainly of inside-journalism double-meta-navel-gazing; we will return to our regular programming shortly....
  • Palin weighs in on Journolist

    07/20/2010 2:02:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Keach Hagey
    Sarah Palin has thrown in her two cents about the Daily Caller’s Journolist leaks on her Facebook account. As David Corn noted on his Twitter account, she seems to miss the rather important point that Journolist is expressly a liberal listserv – and especially that most of those quoted in today’s story work for avowedly liberal publications. Still, it’s worth a read. This may all have the result of making Spencer Ackerman wildly famous. It’s encouraging for commonsense conservatives who are frustrated with media cover-ups and biases to see truth revealed.Remember the infamous “Journolist” – the listserv chat group of...
  • Are conservatives suspicions regarding the media justified? Yes.

    07/19/2010 3:52:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2010 | Laura Curtis, Special to The Examiner
    Howard Kurtz whines that “[Conservative] candidates seem to regard it as an affront when reporters challenge them on their past statements and inconsistencies, which is a basic function of journalism. They are avoiding or limiting interviews with all but the friendliest faces as a way of circumventing the press. And some of them delight in skewering the mainstream media, a tactic that plays well with their base.” It’s interesting that Kurtz doesn’t mention the Obama administration’s attempt to boycott Fox News, and its ongoing complaints about that network. Conservative aversion to the media is indicative of a key fact about...
  • Justice Dept. cracks down on leaks (selectively ?)

    05/25/2010 11:26:06 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 602+ views
    Politico ^ | 5-25-10 | Josh Gerstein
    The Obama administration’s crackdown on leaks to the press has snared a high-profile conviction of an FBI linguist, who was sentenced to 20 months in prison Monday after pleading guilty to giving classified information to a blogger. The sentence for Shamai Leibowitz is likely to become the longest ever served by a government employee accused of passing national security secrets to a member of the media. His case represents only the third known conviction in U.S. history for a government official or contractor providing classified information to the press. And it reflects a surprising development: President Barack Obama’s Justice Department...
  • WaPo Distorts Its Own Poll On Perceptions of Tea Party Racism

    05/05/2010 7:08:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 259+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 5, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    The Washington Post, among other mainstream media outlets, relentlessly stokes claims that Tea Partiers are racist. Eugene Robinson accuses almost everyone who opposes the Obama agenda — but particularly those active in the Tea Party movement — of being motivated by racism and prone to violence. Jonathan Capehart, another WaPo columnist, does the same. So low and behold, the WaPo news writers, citing a WaPo poll, announce that Tea party groups battling perceptions of racism (emphasis mine): As several states with active “tea party” groups prepare to hold important primary elections this month, the movement is struggling to overcome accusations...
  • Helen Thomas: The Last Defiant Roar Of the Old Media Dinosaurs [FR buckhead incident mentioned]

    05/01/2010 9:08:11 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 96 replies · 3,476+ views
    BigJournalism.com ^ | 5/1/2010 | Kevin L Martin
    Helen Thomas simply longs for the days when reporters and pundits could report spin, lies and opinion as fact and were never held accountable outside of page A-16 retractions. The new media’s finest moment came when in 2004 CBS’s Dan Rather attempted to influence a national election (much like his predecessor Walter Cronkite did with the Vietnam War after the Tet Offensive), but unlike then, now there is a new media filled with grassroots activists who were going to hold the old media accountable and one of those activists on the Conservative Site Free-Republic under the handle “Buckhead,” was able...
  • The Smear Continues ("Tea Partiers are racists!" scream the Jourbalists)

    04/30/2010 7:11:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 245+ views
    Power Line ^ | April 29, 2010 | John Hinderaker
    You'd think the Lamestream Media would give it up, but no: they are determined to push the absurd claim that Tea Partiers are "racists." Never mind that the issues driving the Tea Parties--the constitutional role of the federal government, bailouts and government takeovers, spiraling deficits and out of control spending--self-evidently have nothing to do with race. The smear is the only kind of argument most liberals know, so they press on doggedly. This time it's Newsweek, carrying out its new mission as a limited-circulation journal of liberal opinion. ("Limited circulation" isn't a strategy, of course, it's an admission of failure.)...
  • Reporter asks black protester if he's "uncomfortable" as part of tea party

    04/17/2010 7:51:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies · 1,451+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2010 | J.P. Freire, Associate Commentary Editor
    NBC News reporter Kelly O'Donnell asked Darryl Postell, a black man at a tea party rally held Thursday in Washington: "There aren't a lot of African-Americans at these events. Have you ever felt... uncomfortable?" Postell replied, "No, no, these are my people, Americans." (VIDEO AT LINK) O'Donnell's question wasn't the only one addressing race at tea parties. Politico asked one white tea party protester about how she could spot an "infiltrator" -- a liberal posing as a tea party protester -- and she said that more "racially-oriented signs" were a giveaway. "This movement is not about race. My husband and...
  • In Living Color: The Major Networks’ War On the Tea Party

    04/16/2010 5:17:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 463+ views
    Pesky Emotional Republican ^ | April 15, 2010 | Frank Ross
    Think there’s been a media campaign to disparage and marginalize the grassroots Tea Party movement, almost from its inception, especially by the major networks? Think the coverage has been blatantly slanted and made to fit the liberal narrative? Well, maybe you’re not crazy The Media Research Center is just out with this analysis: The Tea Party movement launched one year ago, in response to the unprecedented expansion of government by President Barack Obama and congressional liberals, a massive increase in spending that will create economy-crushing fiscal burdens for future generations of taxpayers. In that relatively brief period, the Tea Party...
  • Teatime at the Times

    04/01/2010 1:08:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 460+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | The April 2010 Issue | Andrew Ferguson
    The tiny corner of the New York Times empire where David Barstow works is called the investigative unit. The name has an impressive urgency to it, like the title of a TV spin-off—CSI: Times Investigative Unit. You can imagine guys in Weejuns and khakis getting a hot tip and springing into action, yanking their tweed coats off the backs of chairs and shouting something irreverent and ironical over their shoulders as they bolt for the newsroom door. Perhaps a new “torture memo” has been leaked; maybe a politician has committed an act of creative accounting on Supplement B (3) subpart...
  • Columnist Charles Blow Insults Poor Mississippians, 'Tea Party Crybabies'

    03/24/2010 10:49:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 471+ views
    Times Watch ^ | March 23, 2010 | Clay Waters
    Times columnist and active new media guy Charles Blow mocked Obama-care protesters (as well as, um, impoverished Mississippians) in a rant on the social networking service Twitter. Blow temporarily abandoned the brevity spirit of Twitter while fulminating against “foul-mouthed Tea Party crybabies,” stringing actual complete sentences across five consecutive tweets which had to be read (in my Twitter feed at least) from bottom to top, as well as the arbitrary crack at Mississippi (Times Watch's home state, by the way), where evidently only three people in the state make over $200K a year. You learn something everyday from Times writers....
  • Letter: Never 'Misunderestimate' Someone Like Sarah Palin

    02/27/2010 1:22:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,324+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 27, 2010 | Muriel Ross
    Why is it that women are often other women's worst enemies? The attack by Dorothy Rabinowitz on Sarah Palin ("What Sarah Palin Doesn't Know," op-ed, Feb. 18) is but one recent example. Sarah Palin's common-sense opposition to out-of-control government spending and a mounting national debt is a prime reason she has been so successful. She speaks about these issues in a language all can understand. I was raised during the Great Depression and know what we are in for if we continue down the path President Obama has so eloquently prepared for us. The catchy line in Ms. Palin's tea...
  • Palms, knuckles, and fingertips: a rich assessment of Palin hate

    02/18/2010 10:50:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 663+ views
    Renew America ^ | February 18, 2010 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    Oh, it is indeed a hard time to be a liberal. The storm clouds of destiny are so close one can feel the humidity of the humiliation that is about to rain down on the liberal left. The thunder, of course, is the American people who have had enough of uncontrolled spending and the quickstep to socialistic left with which Barack Obama and his political supporting cast has taken this country with an arrogant indifference to opposition by the American people. So, as is the case in a free country, our system will be used to wash away these destructive...
  • Sarah Palin’s Detractors and Double Standards

    02/16/2010 4:13:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 682+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | February 16, 2010 | Andrew Cline
    Two events in the past week highlighted yet again the outrageous double standard that the mainstream media and the political Left apply to Sarah Palin. When it was reported that Sen. John Edwards relied on his wife Elizabeth for advice on everything from public policy to haircuts, it was universally hailed as both sweet and savvy. She’s the smarter one anyway, some would even whisper. Similarly, when President Obama said he consulted his wife Michelle on important matters, it was treated as the sage decision of an intellectually curious man who loved his wife. Bill Clinton was praised for consulting...
  • Sarah Palin's evangelical-speak

    01/14/2010 6:54:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 676+ views
    The Abiline Reporter-News ^ | January 14, 2010 | Terry Mattingly
    According to a top strategist in the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain, Sarah Palin believed that the decision to pick her as the Arizona Republican’s running mate was actually made by Almighty God. Translated into the logic of an Associated Press report, this political theology sounded like this. “In an interview with the CBS news magazine ‘60 Minutes,’ Steve Schmidt described Palin as ‘very calm — nonplused’ after McCain met with her at his Arizona ranch just before putting her on the Republican ticket. ... Schmidt said he asked Palin about her serenity in the face of becoming ‘one...
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama’s Honeymoon Is Over" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    01/06/2010 6:18:40 PM PST · by seanmerc · 75 replies · 3,321+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 6 Jan 10 | Helen "Insatiable" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- The chorus of loud criticism of President Barack Obama is a reminder that every new occupant of the White House has a presidential learning curve. There is no such thing as an instant president. They all have to learn the hard way. Fans and foes alike seem to be ganging up on the newcomer as he approaches his first anniversary in office. Hopeful Republican antagonists are wondering whether he can win a second term -- premature as that speculation may be. Some one-time Obama supporters are disillusioned because of the great expectations fostered by Obama’s soaring rhetoric during...
  • CBS's Katie Couric: 'I Feel Like Right Now in Many Ways, We’re a Very Angry Nation'

    12/22/2009 5:15:23 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 150 replies · 5,966+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 22, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Angry, frustrated, troubled, disappointed, disgust, disrespect - words not normally associated with holiday season. However, they were words Katie Couric used to describe where she sees the mood of country right now. Couric, the anchor of the "CBS Evening News," in a live Facebook video chat on Dec. 22, took on illustrating her view of the populace - a not very sunny picture (emphasis added). "I think more distant - I hate to say that, but I think, I think the economic situation in this country, I think, when people are struggling, that sometimes they need a place to vent...
  • A Warning and a Ray of Hope from an Intelligence Operative (Jourbalists = Fifth Column)

    12/21/2009 9:42:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 1,420+ views
    Townhall ^ | December 22, 2009 | Douglas MacKinnon
    Recently, I sat down with a friend who has spent almost three decades working as an intelligence operative in the defense of our nation. During the course of our conversation, I asked him what -- based on his vast experience -- was the number one threat facing our nation? Without even pausing to think about it, he forcefully answered, “Our mainstream media.” More than Al Qaeda, more than homegrown terrorists, more than heavily armed Mexican drug cartels, more than non-existent borders, more than out-of-control and extremely violent domestic gangs, and even more than biological and nuclear terrorism, this dedicated intelligence...
  • Charlie Gibson Says He's Leaving Because Objectivity's Passe -- But He Loved Puffing Ted Kennedy?

    12/14/2009 10:40:58 AM PST · by Justaham · 31 replies · 1,111+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 12-14-09 | Tim Graham
    Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz presented quite a paradox in a Charlie Gibson profile Monday. The retiring ABC World News anchor said that "it’s time to move on" since objectivity is "less of a marketable commodity." But Kurtz also underlined how Gibson dared to keep airing live coverage of Ted Kennedy’s funeral until they were able to broadcast the reading of Ted Kennedy’s letter to Pope Benedict. These passages came late in the article: Gibson worries whether broadcast networks will be able to support sizable editorial staffs in an era of declining audiences, when cable news channels are louder...
  • Remind me: what did Chris Matthews do for Jimmy Carter?

    12/09/2009 8:50:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 810+ views
    Hot Air ^ | December 8, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Allahpundit noted with appropriate derision last night the attack by Chris Matthews on Sarah Palin’s use of ghostwriters for her campaign memoir and her speeches. For the appropriate context, let’s revisit the entire reason Matthews has a show on MS-NBC. Newsbusters has the transcript of Matthews’ exchange with USA Today’s Susan Page on the subject: MATTHEWS: Does it bother the press that somebody comes in there, whose book was written for them – and this is people who work. You write every day. You sweat it out getting the right words, thinking how to organize a piece, intellectualizing it and...
  • Decade of 2000s was warmest ever, scientists say

    12/07/2009 8:46:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 94 replies · 3,317+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/09 | Charles J. Hanley - ap
    It dawned with the warmest winter on record in the United States. And when the sun sets this New Year's Eve, the decade of the 2000s will end as the warmest ever on global temperature charts. Warmer still, scientists say, lies ahead. Through 10 years of global boom and bust, of breakneck change around the planet, of terrorism, war and division, all people everywhere under that warming sun faced one threat together: the buildup of greenhouse gases, the rise in temperatures, the danger of a shifting climate, of drought, weather extremes and encroaching seas, of untold damage to the world...
  • Copenhagen mayor to climate scientists: 'Be sustainable – don’t buy sex’

    12/04/2009 2:33:51 PM PST · by FromLori · 16 replies · 655+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/4/09 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    The big international summit on climate change is taking place in a large European city with some, shall we say, "libertine proclivities." As if the scandal-plagued global warming alarmists in Copenhagen didn't have enough to be embarrassed about, there's this: Copenhagen’s city council in conjunction with Lord Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard sent postcards out to 160 Copenhagen hotels urging COP15 guests and delegates to ‘Be sustainable – don’t buy sex’. “Dear hotel owner, we would like to urge you not to arrange contacts between hotel guests and prostitutes,” the approach to hotels says.Now, Copenhagen prostitutes are up in arms, saying that...
  • The global warming hoax: The media's silent scandal

    11/29/2009 3:51:09 PM PST · by luv2ndamend · 57 replies · 2,816+ views
    If a scandal isn't reported by the media, does that mean it never happened? Nancy Morgan For the millions of Americans who don't watch Fox News or listen to talk radio, the answer is a resounding yes. Last Friday, November 20, evidence came to light that "appears to show a conspiracy to falsify data and suppress academic debate in order to exaggerate the possible threat of man-made global warming." Translation: The global warming movement rests almost entirely on the IPCC's claim to represent the "consensus" of climate science. That entire movement now stands discredited. In the face of this absolutely...
  • Mark Steyn: What Story? [Jourbalism's Climategate Coverup]

    11/29/2009 2:15:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 2,873+ views
    The National Review ^ | November 28, 2009 | Mark Steyn
    Michael Gerson has lousy timing. In The Washington Post, in one of those now familiar elegies for old media, he writes: And the whole system is based on a kind of intellectual theft. Internet aggregators (who link to news they don't produce) and bloggers would have little to collect or comment upon without the costly enterprise of newsgathering and investigative reporting. The old-media dinosaurs remain the basis for the entire media food chain. That's laughably untrue in the Warmergate story. If you rely on the lavishly remunerated "climate correspondents" of the big newspapers and networks, you'll know nothing about the...
  • [Governor] Palin takes on AP

    11/15/2009 8:50:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1,401+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2009 | Don Surber
    I would not do it. Going to war with the Associated Press is as dumb as going to war with Fox News. Sarah Palin should leave the criticism of the media to others. We like our leaders a little above the fray. From her Facebook: The book tour starts this week, and I look forward to it! I’m most looking forward to meeting many of you, shaking your hands, and telling you, “Thanks for loving America.” I’ll give you a scoop here and tell you what’s on the book’s Dedication Page -– it’s dedicated to you — Patriots -– who...
  • Ann Coulter: Payback Time for Palin vs. McCain-Palin Has "Massive Appeal" to Conservatives

    11/13/2009 9:39:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 2,002+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 13, 2009
    Firebrand conservative commentator Ann Coulter says she hopes Sarah Palin uses her forthcoming book to get "payback" against the McCain campaign for the way it treated Palin, McCain's running mate during the 2008 presidential campaign. The Associated Press, which bought a copy of the book, reports that, in it, Palin confirms reports of tension between her aides and McCain's, and that she writes about the "jaded aura" of professional campaign aides, and how McCain's entourage limited her access to the media-- leading many to think that she was avoiding reporters. Coulter made her remark on "The Early Show" Friday --...
  • Life On Planet Obama [Dear Leader attacking Fox News]

    10/12/2009 10:25:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 652+ views
    Wizbang ^ | October 12, 2009 | Shawn Mallow
    "Calling 'Em Out: The White House Takes on the Press"So states the headline from an article at Time.com. According to administration officials, most notably Anita Dunn, Obama's interim White House Communications Director, the "media" has been just too darn hard on President Obama and his agenda. As Time explains: "There was never a single moment when White House staff decided the major media outlets were falling down on the job. There were instead several such moments." Sounds a bit thin considering he dominated the Sunday talk show circuit with no less then five soft-ball interviews in a single day. To...
  • The Breitbart Dilemma

    10/07/2009 11:03:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 2,651+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | October 7, 2009 | Matt Welch
    Respectable news outlets aren't the only ones having trouble processing the fact that a purple-eyed partisan like Andrew Breitbart is producing impactful journalism this season. The ancient Atlantic magazine–which, strangely, appears to have morphed into a sort of Blogger's Monthly–has been furrowing its brows at Breitbart & Co. both in print and online. Regular Atlantic contributor Conor Friedersdorf, writing at The Daily Beast (and earning a high-five from Andrew Sullivan), poses the question: ACORN is just the latest example of how conservative media love to blast The New York Times for its shortcomings. So why can't they live up to...
  • FTC has no business in media business ( Another free speech threat )

    10/07/2009 8:49:30 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 373+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 6th
    It all sounds so innocent and good-governmenty: The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop Dec. 1 and 2 concerning "How will journalism survive the Internet age?" An assembly of editors, owners, government officials, consumer advocates, advertisers and others is scheduled to discuss a dozen topics. Three ought to make the hair stand up on the necks of every journalist and anybody else who cares about the survival of freedom of the press: » Are new or changed government policies needed to support optimal amounts and types of journalism, including public affairs coverage? » Should the tax code be modified...
  • Has President Obama outsmarted us all?

    09/26/2009 8:54:07 AM PDT · by skimbell · 75 replies · 3,898+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 25, 2009 | CHARLES M. BLOW
    This was conservatives’ seething summer of discontent and unhinged hysteria: town halls, tea parties and tirades. They captured headlines and gained momentum. Misinformation ran amuck. President Obama’s approval ratings tumbled. Through it all, Obama maintained a Pollyannaish, laissez-faire disposition. Some found this worrisome. Others, like me, even thought it weak. But maybe not so fast...
  • Cal Thomas: Glenn Beck Explained

    09/24/2009 1:12:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 1,703+ views
    Townhall ^ | September 24, 2009 | Cal Thomas
    "They would not listen, they're not listening still, "Perhaps they never will." -- Don McLean, "Vincent" Radio and TV commentator Glenn Beck was mentioned three times in separate opinion columns on the same day and in an article the next day in The New York Times, possibly a record for someone who does not hold elective office. Oh, and then there's this week's Time magazine cover. He's everywhere. Beck is also the Left's latest explanation for what is wrong with America. Many on the Left believe that if conservatives would just get out of the way, shut up and allow...
  • Van Who? (NY Times ignores Obama scandals)

    09/13/2009 10:14:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 347+ views
    The Brothers Judd Blog ^ | September 13, 2009 | Orrin Judd
    Van Jones — unfit for print: The green czar affair should put the final lie to The Times’ ‘objectivity’ (KYLE SMITH, September 13, 2009, NY Post) “This is not an excuse,” the managing editor of The New York Times said after offering the following excuse for completely missing the Van Jones story, except in a blog post: “Our Washington bureau was somewhat short-staffed during the height of the pre-Labor Day vacation period.” Here’s how long-staffed The New York Times actually is. Long after Glenn Beck reported — back in July — that Jones was history’s first communist czar, and even...
  • Palin takes on AP (Dying Marine Photo)

    09/07/2009 12:23:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 5,117+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | September 7, 2009 | Don Surber
    I feel guilty because originally I supported the decision by the Associated Press to release the photo of the young Marine that was taken as he lay dying. I lost readers over that and I do not blame them. Sarah Palin weighed in on Facebook. "Many of us join Secretary Gates in condemning the Associated Press for its heartless and selfish decision to turn its back on the wishes of a grieving family in order to exploit the tragic death of a true American hero. Lance Corporal Joshua ‘Bernie’ Bernard was a selfless young American who sacrificed everything for our...
  • Obama allows access to kids when he’ll benefit

    08/25/2009 6:49:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 1,254+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | August 25, 2009 | Margery Eagan
    How much public privacy do presidential families deserve? Not as much as Barack Obama wants. Earlier this month, according to the New York Post, Secret Service agents demanded that customers temporarily hand over cell phones in D.C.’s “Good Stuff Eatery,” where Michelle, Malia and Sasha were eating cheeseburgers, onion rings and fries. Why? To prevent diners from snapping cell phone pictures of the first daughters. Now on Martha’s Vineyard, Obama has issued strong media directives about photographing the girls when he’s not with them. No word on whether regular Joes and Janes will again have to hand over cell phones...
  • Obama Pledges Quiet Time Over Vacation

    08/23/2009 10:15:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 1,361+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 24, 2009 | Christi Parsons
    In their quest for a quiet family vacation on the posh resort island of Martha’s Vineyard this week, President Barack Obama and his family have retreated to a 28-acre spread with a stretch of beach so private — it’s sealed off by the Secret Service — that the chances of a paparazzi photo of the president in his swim trunks are all but nil. Immediately after arriving at a closed airport on Sunday afternoon, though, the Obamas’ "normal family vacation" got off to a not-so-normal start. Dozens of people lined the roads from the Vineyard Haven airport to the family’s...
  • The Washington Obamost Fires a Rocket in Pelosi's War (CIA "Torture" Report)

    08/23/2009 5:39:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 446+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | August 22, 2009 | Sam Pierce
    It will surprise no one that has paid attention to the obvious slant (or perhaps plunge off the leftist cliff) of most traditional media outlets, that The Washington Obamost (formerly known as The Washington Post), is doing its part to assist Shrieker of the House Nancy Pelosi in her war. The fact that we have become accustomed to the actions of these media mutations does not lessen the magnitude of their harmful "reporting". Think about the object of Pelosi's war. Consider the potential effects of a Pelosi victory, with the aid of a sorry excuse for a press like The...
  • Obama considers real America "the enemy"

    08/13/2009 8:25:46 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 20 replies · 977+ views
    Renew America ^ | August 13, 2009 | Chris Adamo
    The glaring duplicity in media coverage of the current chaotic "healthcare" debate is unparalleled. When a lone gunman shoots an abortionist, the nightly news incessantly recounts the event for weeks, insisting that the brutal action most certainly reflects a universal mindset among any and all who call themselves pro-life. But let the people of heartland America rise up in unprecedented numbers at Democrat "town hall" meetings and voice their sincere opposition to the attempt by Obama and the left to implement socialized "health care," and they are derided as merely a loud but insignificant "fringe." In other words, the stories...
  • Bill Press: The Tea Baggers Are Back -- Crazy as Ever ("Partisan Zealots," "Nazis," "Mob Rule")

    08/07/2009 2:35:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 1,843+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | August 6, 2009 | Bill Press
    Ah, democracy! It never works better than when informed citizens gather in town hall meetings to discuss and debate the issues of the day. But, oh, democracy! It's never more damaged than when partisan zealots plot to disrupt town hall meetings in order to prevent any honest debate of the issues. And that's exactly what's happening in health care forums held across the nation by members of Congress. We've seen it in Philadelphia; Austin, Texas; Georgetown, Del.; Salisbury, Md; and other communities. Taking a page right out of a Nazi playbook, organizers bus in professional protestors and arm them with...
  • NYT: Barack’s Progress Report (Message from Bizzaro World)

    08/06/2009 12:32:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 660+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 5, 2009 | Gail Collins
    Barack Obama had his 48th birthday this week. Since we learned during last year’s campaign that he can be blamed for anything bad that’s happened in this country since he was a toddler, perhaps this is a good time to suggest that it’s his fault the Beatles didn’t perform at Woodstock. The president celebrated by having lunch with the Democratic senators, proving once again that this is truly a guy who knows how to party. He also showed up at a press briefing to sing “Happy Birthday” to Helen Thomas, the legendary reporter and columnist who turned 89 on the...
  • The View of Obama From Midtown Manhattan (Lolipops, Unicorns, Bubble-Up and Rainbow Stew)

    08/06/2009 12:25:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 880+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | August 6, 2009 | Matt Welch
    Gail Collins, editorial page editor of The New York Times through most of the George W. Bush presidency, gives us a progress report on his replacement: "[T]hings have been looking pretty good. American influence is rising abroad, and at home nobody in the White House appears to be plotting to undermine our civil rights on a daily basis. The economy's looking kind of stimulated. These things take time, but the "cash for clunkers" part of the plan seems to be working like a charm. [...] True, there's no health care bill yet, and members of Congress are getting yelled at...
  • MSNBC Implies People Skeptical Of Government Are Psychologically Insane

    07/28/2009 6:38:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 1,061+ views
    TruthSeeker24's anti-N.W.O. corner ^ | July 28, 2009 | Paul Joseph Watson
    During a discussion of the Obama birth certificate controversy, MSNBC host Chris Matthews and his guests implied that anyone who questions the official 9/11 story, thinks the Bilderberg group are exercising power to create a world government, people who are worried about gun control and immigration, or even people who are merely skeptical of government, are psychologically insane. Responding to Matthews’ implication that people who had questions about Obama’s birthplace were “full mooners” and insane, MSNBC political analyst Howard Fineman included “people who are worried about the government taking up the guns, people who deny the federal government has a...
  • Alaska Gov. Palin to leave office with cloudy future (PDS from the drive-by media)

    07/25/2009 2:44:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 822+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 24, 2009 | Yereth Rosen
    Sarah Palin, the former Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate, will step down as Alaska's governor on Sunday with her political future clouded by ethics probes, legal bills and dwindling popularity. Palin made a surprise decision on July 3 that she would resign, raising questions about her next move and whether she was planning to mount a run for president. She has cited a variety of reasons for quitting -- the burden of fighting nearly two dozen ethics charges, which she has dismissed as "frivolous," her desire to avoid being perceived as a powerless "lame-duck" governor, and a "higher calling," among...
  • Freeper Madness Unleashed on Obama Children (Yep, this $#*+ again!)[Paging Jim Thompson!]

    07/23/2009 4:43:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 2,516+ views
    Dispatches From The Culture Wars ^ | July 16, 2009 | Ed Brayton
    You've probably already heard about the little mini-drama kicked off by President Obama's daughter Malia wearing a t-shirt with a peace symbol recently. But the wingnuts at Free Republic went absolutely apesh*t over it in a thread that has since been removed, then restored, then removed again. The racist idiots came out of the woodwork to say things like this: "A typical street whore." "A bunch of ghetto thugs." "Ghetto street trash." "Wonder when she will get her first abortion." And as the Vancouver Sun notes: The thread was accompanied by a photo of Michelle Obama speaking to Malia that...
  • Stylish Michelle Obama shows off elegant new bob

    07/22/2009 2:57:56 PM PDT · by traumer · 112 replies · 3,658+ views
    Michelle Obama continues to cement her reputation as one of the most fashionable women in the world with a new hairstyle. The First Lady used a celebration of country music at the White House yesterday to unveil her swept back tresses. Looking elegant in a white patterned dress, Mrs Obama’s bobbed hairstyle topped off a classy appearance. The pair's daughters Malia and Sasha were also at the event, which featured performances by country stars Charley Pride, Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss and Union Station. While the mother-of-two’s style stakes continue to rise, her husband, President Barack Obama has confessed he feels...
  • 'Hardball' on President Obama's birthplace (Chrissy Matthews attacks messenger, not BC issue)

    07/21/2009 6:36:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies · 3,129+ views
    The Politico ^ | July 21, 2009 | Alex Isenstadt
    The on-again, off-again debate over whether Barack Obama was born in the United States is, well, on again. Just a few days after an angry protester, waving a birth certificate, confronted Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) over Obama’s origins, California Rep. John Campbell took to MSNBC’s Hardball to promote his bill requiring presidential candidates to submit copies of their birth certificates. But it didn’t take long for the interview to turn to questions about whether Campbell believed Obama himself was American-born. “What is going on that so many Americans doubt the obvious, that Barack Obama is a citizen, to the point...
  • Palin Passes: Break's press' full-court press (Good one!!)

    07/11/2009 12:02:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1,404+ views
    The Pulaski County Daily ^ | July 10, 2009 | Dave Weinbaum
    “When you come to a fork in the road, take it” Yogi Berra When Sarah Palin resigned as Alaska’s Governor, you’d have thought she confessed to having Muslim roots in three Islamic States while apologizing to the world for the atrocities committed by America. OOPS--I’m getting my stories mixed up with our president--silly me. My psychiatrist diagnosed me with multiple personalities. I was beside myself…and so was I. Unlike Sarah, the liberal press and a few conservatives could have been diagnosed with multiple personalities. The Sybil wannabes were filled with hubris as they spewed against the Palins. The newsies looked...
  • White House Press Corps Spent the Fourth of July Hanging Out With Obama, Off the Record

    07/09/2009 10:28:19 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 36 replies · 2,045+ views
    Gawker ^ | July 9, 2009 | John Cook
    White House Press Corps Spent the Fourth of July Hanging Out With Obama, Off the Record By John Cook, 12:44 PM on Thu Jul 9 2009, 1,046 views (Edit, to draft, Top, Slurp) Copy this whole post to another site Slurp cancel select site advertising consumerist deadspin defamer fleshbot gay fleshbot gawker gizmodo idolator io9 jalopnik jezebel kotaku lifehacker valleywag artists gawkershop Reporters from more than 30 television networks, newspapers, magazines, and web sites celebrated the Fourth of July with Barack Obama at the White House last weekend. Why didn't you know that? Because they were sworn to secrecy. We...
  • Ellen Goodman: Palin the pretender

    07/09/2009 12:36:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 2,436+ views
    My guess is that she really doesn't know what she wants, or who she really is. It's probably dangerous to admit to a moment of empathy. I'll either get disqualified from ever becoming being a Supreme Court justice or asked to turn in my press card. But after watching reruns of Gov. Sarah Palin's resignation from the governorship, after hearing every grammatically challenged sentence and inconsistent paragraph dissected by some talk show host, I started to (blush) feel her pain. There was the frozen smile, the vulnerability, the odd grab bag of unfiltered, unedited, unintelligible un-reasons scattered across the lawn....
  • A Letter to Our Readers [By Katharine Weymouth of the Washington Post....]

    07/05/2009 3:05:17 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies · 741+ views
    A Letter to Our Readers By Katharine Weymouth Sunday, July 5, 2009 Dear Reader: I want to apologize for a planned new venture that went off track and for any cause we may have given you to doubt our independence and integrity. A flier distributed last week suggested that we were selling access to power brokers in Washington through dinners that were to take place at my home. The flier was not approved by me or newsroom editors, and it did not accurately reflect what we had in mind. But let me be clear: The flier was not the only...