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  • AP's Scott Bauer Effectively Admits That Media Didn't Vet Mary Burke

    10/30/2014 6:42:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/29/2014 | Tom Blumer
    M.D. Kittle at Watchdog.org's Wisconsin Reporter scooped everyone covering the Badger State Governor's race on Tuesday when he reported that Democratic candidate Mary Burke's resumé is not what her campaign's web site says it is. Burke's campaign bio claims that she "played a central role in Trek’s expansion as the Director of European Operations." Kittle found "multiple former Trek executives" who told him that, in Kittle's words, she "was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burke’s European sales staff." The real question to me is why it took until a week before...
  • I will not be returning to Ferguson ("Appalled" by his fellow journalists)

    08/23/2014 12:44:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Ryan L. Schuessler blog ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ryan Schuessler
    I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America** cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week. After what I saw last night, I will not be returning. The behavior and number of journalists there is so appalling, that I cannot in good conscience continue to be a part of the spectacle. **A clarification edit: I am not a full-time employee of any Al Jazeera branch or network. I am a freelance journalist who contributes to several media platforms. Things I’ve seen: -Cameramen yelling at residents in public meetings for standing in way...
  • Mass Casulaties in Obama's War on War

    08/20/2014 11:22:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | John Ransom
    Well now they have done it. They killed a priest. A high priest. A secular high priest. They killed a journalist I mean. “In the video released on Tuesday,” reports Asia News Channel, “an individual presumed to be [freelance journalist James] Foley - who was captured by militants in Syria in November 2012 - is seen on his knees in a desert landscape reading a statement asking his family to stop the US intervention in Iraq. A man standing next to him dressed in black with his face covered and holding a knife then says in a distinct British accent...
  • 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: “She wants to be president; she doesn’t want to run for president...The worst part of running for president for her, clearly, is dealing with the press.” 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...
  • Exclusive: Sharyl Attkisson on Journalism’s 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 “censor or block stories” that don’t align with their preferred agenda. “There’s a tendency in the news media, on the part of some managers, to censor or block stories that don’t fall in line with the message they want sent to the viewers,” Attkisson said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Signal. “I think that’s really a very dangerous perspective to have.” In the first of three segments, Attkisson shared her views...
  • No, the Benghazi Questions Aren’t All Answered: The media deny there are any. There are plenty.

    05/14/2014 6:44:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/14/2014 | Jim Geraghty
    NBC News’s Chuck Todd, speaking on MSNBC Tuesday morning, contended that the newly formed House select committee investigating Benghazi was likely to rehash familiar arguments and miss broader issues worth discussing: It certainly looks more partisan than it looks like a serious inquiry. They’ve done a ton of these inquiries already, the House has. There’s been a Senate Intelligence investigation. Forget just the State Department. I think you could argue that yes, Congress should have done what it did, which is go through some of these committees. But as for the need for the select committee — you know,...
  • Fact-checking the Benghazi attacks(3 bag hurl)

    05/13/2014 11:45:27 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Wapo ^ | 5-12-14 | Glenn Kessler
    In the National Journal recently, columnist Ron Fournier put it bluntly: “Everyone’s Lying to You About Benghazi.” He said Americans were faced with a choice of two evils — White House spin and GOP conspiracy theories. Having examined this issue repeatedly since it first burst into the news, The Fact Checker could not agree more. Neither side has covered itself with glory here.With all due respect to Rep. Gowdy, the chairman of the new select House committee on the Benghazi attacks, many of the questions he posed have already been answered — and fact-checked. Meanwhile, the White House has done...
  • UNREAL: Liberal Columnist Says Ambassador Stevens Was NOT Murdered In Benghazi Attack (VIDEO)

    05/11/2014 1:22:42 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 68 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 10, 2014
    Prepare to be appalled. This is Eleanor Clift, liberal columnist, talking about the attack in Benghazi with the panel on The McLaughlin Group on Friday. It wasn’t murder, it was SMOKE INHALATION? That is so patently absurd it’s hard to believe it’s not a parody. SMOKE. INHALATION. The poor reasoning here really requires no explanation. And that’s not the only digging she does in this hole. She goes on to suggest it really was all about a video, that Petraeus should be on trial, not Hillary, and basically sneer at the entire thing as if it was no more consequential...
  • 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’s 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’s O’Reilly Factor and confirmed those assumptions. Attkisson tells Bill O’Reilly that CBS News labeled her a “troublemaker” for her insistence on sticking with stories such as the Fast & Furious scandal. CBS wanted her to drop the Fast & Furious story over “a lack of interest,” and Attkisson says that the “interest” issue was editorial rather than audience related.Newsbusters has the full transcript: ATTKISSON:...
  • Weekly Jobless Claims Rise More than Expected by 16,000

    04/03/2014 6:46:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/03/2014
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to some strength in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the week ended March 22 were revised to show 1,000 fewer applications received than previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast first-time applications for jobless benefits rising to 317,000 in the week ended March 29. The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of underlying...
  • COLD SHOULDER: ABC, CBS Exclude Scientists Critical of Global Warming for More Than 1,300 Days

    03/06/2014 7:07:56 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 03/06/2014 | Sean Long
    Like a simple parlor trick, the networks are able to make skeptical scientists vanish, at least from the eyes of their viewers. In some cases, the broadcast networks have failed to include such scientists for years, while including alarmist scientists within the past six months. ABC, CBS and NBC's lengthy omission of scientists critical of global warming alarmism propped up the myth of a scientific consensus, despite the fact that many scientists and thousands of peer-reviewed studies disagree. Neither CBS nor ABC have included a skeptical scientists in their news shows within the past 1,300 days, but both networks included...
  • Pro-Obamacare team trains reporters on covering Obamacare website problems

    11/07/2013 10:43:12 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | NOVEMBER 6, 2013 AT 5:44 PM | JOEL GEHRKE
    Reporters with the Society of American Business Editors and Writers received "training" on how to cover Obamacare's rollout from a policy expert who works with President Obama's former health information technology adviser. The Commonwealth Fund's Sara Collins claimed during the training that healthcare.gov's chronic dysfunctionality does not signify "deeper issues" with the law."I don't think it signifies deeper problems, I think it is a website issue," Collins told SABEW during the Oct. 28 training seminar.Her optimistic take on the law's difficulties is unsurprising since she works for an organization led by David Blumenthal, who was President Obama's national coordinator for...
  • Why Refusing to Raise the Debt Ceiling Will Not Result in Default on American Debt

    10/15/2013 1:30:10 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 7 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | October 15, 2013 | Brian Woodward
    The media, members of Congress, and the President of the United States have gleefully disseminated misinformation about what would happen if we do not raise the debt ceiling by October 17th. The biggest blow these lies encountered was when Moody’s, one of the nation's top credit rating agencies, released a memo on October 7th stating: “We believe the government would continue to pay interest and principal on its debt even in the event that the debt limit is not raised, leaving its creditworthiness intact...The debt limit restricts government expenditures to the amount of its incoming revenues; it does not prohibit...
  • 'Pathetic' Journalists Rip White House Press Corps

    10/08/2013 1:11:15 PM PDT · by don-o · 35 replies
    Breitbart - Big Journalism ^ | October 8, 2013 | John Nolte
    President Obama's Tuesday afternoon briefing resulted in not a single question that seriously challenged the president or even made him uncomfortable. The hour-long affair was more like a conversation between the like-minded on issues such as the ongoing budget battles and going around congress by raising the debt ceiling by executive fiat. Anyone who remembers the non-stop confrontation directed at President Bush just a few years ago, by this same group of reporters, would not recognize them today. Not a single reporter confronted Obama over the violent rhetoric he and his administration have been using to describe Republicans, or even...
  • Journalists respond with snark and awe to Washington Post sale

    08/05/2013 5:48:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill's Twitter Room ^ | August 5, 2013 | Lara Seligman
    Journalists responded with shock, awe and a predictable amount of snark to the news that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos had bought The Washington Post. The news was announced Monday afternoon. Bezos himself, rather than his company, bought the Washington newspaper for roughly $250 million. The sale includes just the Post and not other publications owned by The Washington Post Company. Esquire's Chris Jones joked about Bezos's decision not to buy the contrarian Slate.com, which The Washington Post Company owned for the last few years.....
  • Not So Fast: Congress Is Still in an Obamacare Trap

    08/02/2013 4:30:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | August 2, 2013 | by Rob Bluey
    News broke late last evening about the debate playing out over Obamacare and whether members of Congress and their staffs will get special treatment. Yet a detailed analysis of this issue by Heritage Foundation experts found that the Office of Personnel Management does not have the legal authority to do what the Obama Administration promised Congress last night. Furthermore, it is mighty curious that word of the Obama Administration “solving” Congress’ problem was suddenly leaked to a couple reporters at 9 p.m. — just hours before the release of Heritage’s report (embargoed copies of which had been given to the...
  • Carl Bernstein 'Can't Imagine' Obama Involved In IRS Scandal

    05/13/2013 5:57:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to investigative reporters, how do you change a bulldog into a lapdog? Easy: change the occupant of the Oval Office from a Republican into a Democrat. Witness Carl Bernstein's pitiful performance on today's Morning Joe. The man who teamed with Bob Woodward to bring down Richard Nixon now credulously claims that he "can't imagine" that President Obama is possibly involved in the IRS targeting of conservative groups. Bernstein instead blames the "hyper-partisanship" in Washington. Yeah, cause politics were so kumbaya in 1972, Carl. View the video here.
  • Biden: We’re counting on the “legitimate news media” to cover our gun-control messaging

    02/11/2013 5:16:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 11, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Good lord, man. What more can they do for this policy push that they aren’t doing already? You’ve got major network news bureaus using the term “assault magazines,” for cripes sake. When you’ve had a horse pulling a cart for two months, it’s humane to pat him and tell him “good job” before hitching him up again. Piers Morgan, I’m sure, would appreciate some water and a sugar cube or two. Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that those who claimed the Obama Administration was trying to take away guns from law-abiding citizens were spinning “a bunch of malarkey.” “I...
  • Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam

    07/09/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE | July 9, 2011 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam Playwright David Mamet recently acknowledged that he had been profoundly influenced by Communist apostate Whittaker Chambers’s 1952 anti-Communist memoir, Witness. Mamet described how reading Chambers’s opus inspired “the wrenching experience” of forcibly reevaluating the way he thought, particularly his confessed leftist-herd co-dependence. Also, echoing the delusive herd mentality of the Left’s ad hominem attacks in the 1950s on Chambers — whose allegations of Communist conspiracies have been entirely vindicated with irrefragable documentation from the captured Soviet Venona cables — Congressman Peter King’s staid initial hearings of March 10, 2011, on American Muslim radicalization engendered similarly...
  • President worried that media just isn’t liberal enough

    01/27/2013 6:25:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 27, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    Perhaps the second term of the Obama presidency will wind up being an era of bipartisan unity after all. One hopeful sign comes with a recent interview done by The New Republic with the President, in which he identifies an area where the POTUS and his Republican opponents clearly seem to agree. The media is just too darned biased. “One of the biggest factors is going to be how the media shapes debates,” he tells editor Frank Foer and owner and publisher Chris Hughes. “If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh...
  • Journalists’ Addresses Posted In Revenge For Newspaper’s Google Map Of Gun Permit Owners

    12/26/2012 10:08:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | December 26, 2012 | Gregory Ferenstein
    A week after the Newtown massacre, The Journal News published an interactive Google Map with the names and addresses of gun permit owners in select New York cities. The bold move has escalated into a transparency arms race, after a Connecticut lawyer posted the phone number and addresses of the Journal‘s staff, including a Google Maps satellite Image of the Publisher’s home. “I don’t know whether the Journal’s publisher Janet Hasson is a permit holder herself, but here’s how to find her to ask,” read Christopher Fountain’s blog post. The double irony here is that open data was heralded as...
  • Hot Mic: Reporters Overheard Slamming NRA Presser, Praising Code Pink

    12/22/2012 2:50:34 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    conservative videos ^ | 12-22-12 | Breitbart TV
    Reporters waiting for the daily State Department press briefing were overheard slamming the NRA press conference for content as well as their inability to control the room. “They [The NRA] basically said it’s [the CT shooting] everybody’s fault but ours,” said one reporter as he lamented that the chair did not mention assault weapons. A woman added that Medea Benjamin and the other code pink protesters “did a really good job.” The female reporter praised the Code Pink protesters for having big enough signs to cover the NRA Chair’s head to obstruct it from being viewed by the cameras. The...
  • The Journalist's Guide to Gun Violence Coverage

    12/21/2012 9:17:57 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Alan Korwin ^ | 1999 | Dr. Michael Brown
    Guns are a sad fact of life in American culture and are a major topic in modern journalism. A good Journalist has a duty to get involved and make a difference in this important societal debate. By following certain guidelines, the concerned Journalist can be assured of having the maximum impact on this shameful problem. The first principle to remember is that subtle use of terminology can covertly influence the reader. Adjectives should be chosen for maximum anti-gun effect. When describing a gun, attach terms like "automatic," "semi-automatic," "large caliber," "deadly," "high powered," or "powerful." Almost any gun can be...
  • Pew: Positive media coverage of Obama surged in campaign’s final week

    11/20/2012 7:21:44 AM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    the hill ^ | 11/20/2012 | By Jonathan Easley
    President Obama had his best run of media coverage during the final week of the campaign, while positive coverage of Mitt Romney dwindled, according to a study released Monday from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. Between Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 29 percent of stories about Obama were positive, compared to 19 negative, while only 16 percent of Romney’s stories were positive, compared to 33 negative. It was Obama’s best week of media coverage since the Democratic National Convention, and only the second time in the cycle positive stories outnumbered negative ones for the president. The...
  • MSNBC really is more partisan than Fox, according to Pew study

    11/02/2012 2:15:26 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | November 2, 2012 | David Zurawik
    In writing about the Pew study released today, I was struck by the big story of how negative coverage on several levels of presidential politics had become. I think this is big trouble for democracy, especially the hostile level of discourse in social media. And that it's something the media need to address collectively after the election. But here's one of several fascinating smaller findings of the study that are kind of stunning -- even if they seem obvious and ho-hum to some of my more jaded, postmodern, aren't-we-cleverly-ironic colleagues: ON MSNBC, the ratio of negative to positive stories on...
  • NBC's Williams Can't Understand Why Obama Isn't Winning by a Landslide

    10/25/2012 8:49:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    NBC's Williams Can't Understand Why Obama Isn't Winning by a Landslide By Kyle Drennen Created 10/25/2012 - 10:41am By Kyle Drennen | October 25, 2012 | 10:41 A A Kyle Drennen's picture In an interview with President Obama on Wednesday, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams lobbed this softball: "How is it that with – what, 13 days to go, you're fighting for your life in a 47/47 race?... So after the excitement of '08, given the power of incumbency, you got Bin Laden, you did not expect to be sitting on a more substantial race than we are as...
  • Pat Caddell: The Media Has Become A Threat To Democracy

    09/29/2012 5:03:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | September 28, 2012 | TheTamminator
    Pat Caddell, former political adviser to Jimmy Carter, gave a speech to the folks over at Accuracy in Media yesterday, and angrily called out the media for their lies and distortions. This is a short compilation of his speech. Below it is the full speech. Worth. Every. Minute.(TWO VIDEOS AT LINK)
  • The First Freedom (Vandal of pro-Israel subway ad arrested)

    09/25/2012 10:16:51 PM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | September 26, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    Truth wins out. So much for the freelance Mukhabarat’s efforts at squelching Pamela Geller’s voice. For more on the arrest of a former Guardian journalist-shocking, I know-who’s as conversant with the 1st Amendment as Barack Obama is with comparative religion and American history, check out updated coverage from Jihad Watch which includes the New York Post article and the video detailing my friend’s gutsy tutorial in expressive advocacy and constitutionally protected speech. Is this what progressive Islam looks like? Count me out. Hat Tip: Vigilant Squirrel Brigade.
  • Media Claims 18K People Attended Obama Event At 5K Seat Arena

    09/24/2012 1:24:44 PM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies
    http://nation.foxnews.com ^ | 09/24/2012 | n/a
    Obama is having trouble drawing large crowds on the campaign trail. At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, his campaign was forced to move his acceptance speech from the 74,000-seat Bank of America Stadium to the 20,000 Time Warner Cable Arena, citing weather as the excuse. But the media are always eager to help--for example, putting 18,000 people inside a 5,000-seat arena at an Obama event in Milwaukee on Saturday. The contradiction was first noted by battlegroundwatch.com. Local media, including the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reported that Obama had addressed "supporters who filled the 5,000-seat BMO Harris Pavilion, along with thousands more...
  • U.S. Distrust in Media Hits New High

    09/21/2012 9:07:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Gallup.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Lymari Morales
    Fewer Americans closely following political news now than in previous election years WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Distrust is up from the past few years, when Americans were already more negative about the media than they had been in years prior to 2004. The record distrust in the media, based on a survey conducted Sept. 6-9, 2012, also means that negativity toward the media is at an all-time high for...
  • Three in four Americans feel little or no personal connection to Romney, Esquire/Yahoo poll finds

    09/19/2012 5:53:13 PM PDT · by YankeeReb · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sept 19, 2012 | Brendan James
    Three in four Americans feel they have little or nothing in common with Mitt Romney, while nearly 60 percent feel the same way about President Barack Obama, according to an Esquire/Yahoo! News poll. In the wake of Romney's remarks dismissing nearly half of Americans as self-identified victims who are dependent on government—videotaped at a donor event earlier this year and posted online this week by Mother Jones magazine—these new numbers are more bad news for a candidate struggling to connect with ordinary Americans. The margin of error for the survey, conducted shortly after the two national political conventions, is plus...
  • Propaganda Update: TV Networks Will Be Asked to Boost ObamaCare In Plots of Their Top Shows

    09/17/2012 9:01:51 AM PDT · by tapatio · 17 replies
    Abby Goodnough of the New York Times is reporting as the California state government is setting up its ObamaCare exchange, the exchange has hired a PR firm (with federal government money).
  • CURL: Obama’s protective press cordon

    09/16/2012 5:26:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    A full day after the U.S. ambassador to Libya was brutally killed by a Muslim mob, another mob attacked Mitt Romney. While armed only with pens and notebooks, the cabal meant to inflict the same outcome on the Republican’s presidential campaign. Protecting and defending President Obama through his failures and blunders and gaffes is a full-time job for America’s mainstream press corps — and they’re getting worried. So, they attacked the GOP nominee for his reaction to the U.S. Embassy in Egypt’s statement condemning “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” Was that “appropriate”?...
  • Obama fails, the media covers for him

    09/13/2012 12:32:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 13, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    An American ambassador and three aides murdered in Libya, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo attacked and the incompetent man in the White House has no idea, no instinct, no guiding principle whatsoever to dictate how to react. President Obama delayed his campaign schedule slightly to address the matter… hey, he can’t be viewed as aloof or uncaring when American blood has been shed. This incompetent response to attacks on Americas should be a political bloodbath for President Obama. But it’s not. His Democrat allies and eager co-conspirators in the media took care of everything. It’d be sad if it were...
  • WHEN NOT OUTRIGHT LYING, FACT-CHECKERS MAKE FOOLS OF THEMSELVES

    09/04/2012 10:18:12 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/4/2012 | John Nolte
    The era of fact-checkers being trusted as honest brokers might be over, but that doesn't mean they won't do what the equally irrelevant mainstream media does: double down in their spewing of narrative-lies and propaganda to aid and abet the left. Case in point, Politifact. Politiact is the worst of the mainstream media's dishonest fact-checkers (no small feat). They're the ones who ruled as true the absolute lie that Obama increased federal spending at a lower rate than any other modern president. Because there is no bottom to how low Politifact will go, Politifact is now brazenly lying by awarding a...
  • FACT CHECK: Questionable claims in veep debut (AP at it already)

    08/11/2012 12:58:34 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    AP/pioneer press ^ | 8-11-12 | CALVIN WOODWARD and HENRY C. JACKSON
    WASHINGTON—In his debut as Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan promised "America's comeback team" won't duck tough budget issues, although the man standing next to him has kept his head low so far. Romney vowed the duo would "preserve" Medicare, an eye-popping claim considering Ryan wants to transform the program from the ground up. Not all the rhetoric fit neatly with reality or with the record when Romney introduced his Republican vice presidential choice to the nation Saturday. A look at some of the claims by the Wisconsin congressman and Romney, and how they compare with the facts. ROMNEY: "Unlike...
  • Heckling Romney Abroad

    08/01/2012 7:36:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Mitt Romney might have thought it was eminently sensible in an NBC interview in London to repeat exactly what the TV networks had already reported on security at the London Olympics, namely, that there was room for concern. Romney succeeded only in demonstrating how unbelievably shameless and partisan our "objective" media can be. The networks and national newspapers aggressively declared Romney had committed a diplomatic fiasco overseas and repeated London tabloid headlines heckling Romney with insults, such as "Mitt the Twit." Here's what the networks said pre-Romney. On the July 24 "Good Morning America," ABC reporter Nick Schifrin lamented "an...
  • As Romney Finishes Visit to Polish Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Press Screams, "What About Your Gaffes?"

    07/31/2012 6:14:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 169 replies
    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Kristinn
    Reporters accompanying presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney yelled questions at Romney about his so-called mistakes and gaffes on his foreign trip as the candidate left the Polish Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw today.The barrage prompted one of Romney's press aides, Rick Gorka, to lose his cool at reporters. Of course, those reporters are making the aide's profanity the story and not their own incredible rudeness.A transcript of the incident via CNN's Jim Acosta in Warsaw:CNN: "Governor Romney are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip? NYT: "Governor Romney do you have a statement for...
  • NYT: Journalism Is Dead — For Now

    07/26/2012 4:41:51 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-26-012 | Tom Blumer
    The lack of reaction to a New York Times report filed by Jeremy Peters on July 15 and found on the front page of the its July 16 print edition has, at least to me, been nothing short of stunning. .... What Peters told readers, in essence, is that White House officials, the Obama administration in general, the Obama for America campaign, the campaign of presidential challenger Mitt Romney (though the evidence Peters provided is thin and seems to relate largely to the candidate’s family), and powerful Washington politicians on Capitol Hill are dictating what the press will print concerning...
  • Brian Ross

    07/20/2012 6:05:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | ABC News
    Brian Ross is one of the most honored and respected journalists in the country.
  • Exclusive: Interview With James Michael Holmes, Hispanic Tea Party Member Falsely Accused by ABC

    07/20/2012 11:26:26 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 99 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 20, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    Breitbart News spoke to James Michael Holmes, the Tea Party member falsely identified this morning by ABC News' Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America as the possible suspect in the mass shooting early this morning at a screening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. He is a 52-year-old Hispanic conservative who joined the Tea Party after becoming disillusioned with the Republican party. "It was freaky," said Holmes, describing his reaction when ABC News speculated that he was the culprit who entered a crowded theater and opened fire on dozens of innocent men, women, and...
  • Gun Rights: The muddle created by concealed carry laws and those that write about them

    07/13/2012 6:09:14 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    washington times ^ | 7-10-12 | Peter Bella
    CHICAGO, July 10, 2012 — That is how Larry Oakes, a reporter for the Star-Tribune, describes Minnesotan Pat Cannon. Cannon is one of over 100,000 persons in Minnesota who has a concealed carry weapon permit. Oakes describes this as “acquired the power to kill.” Another lovely literary chestnut in describing Cannon and others who choose to carry is, “people who have taken on the means to use deadly force if they decide it's necessary.” Who decides whether deadly, or any other force is necessary? A more accurate statement would be, “if they decide it is justified.” There is a distinct...
  • Burt Prelutsky: More Reasons to Despise Liberals

    05/22/2012 12:54:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | Burt Prelutsky
    My wife hates it when I say I hate something or someone, but she usually gives me a pass when I substitute the word “despise.” I suppose it doesn’t sound so personal. Also, hatred is said to infect the hater. I don’t really feel that way. I think openly hating evildoers is a wonderful release. That way you don’t keep the honest emotion bottled up, where the pressure can build up like a can of soda that’s been shaken until it finally explodes. In any case, exploding is what I feel like doing when liberals spout their lies and, compounding...
  • The False Modesty of 'Nerds'

    05/02/2012 11:19:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    Washington is full of nerds. I know. I speak nerd, not fluently mind you, at least not anymore. But I certainly know more than a few phrases memorized from a Berlitz nerd-to-English phrase book. I can talk Dungeons & Dragons (both D&D and AD&D). I know about the Golden Age of Comics (as in comic books -- if you thought that was a reference to Bob Newhart's heyday, subtract 20 nerd points right there). Anyway, if you spend any time in Washington you'll find nerds. What happens is most of them sublimate their fixations with comics, or baseball cards, or...
  • We asked you: Can George Zimmerman get a fair trial?

    04/19/2012 9:26:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 20, 2012
    We asked you: Can George Zimmerman get a fair trial? YES 35% NO 65% Media have already tried Zimmerman It seems quite unlikely at this point. I want to believe that our legal system will work and that justice will be served. However, the state versus Zimmerman case has been tried in the media. The mind readers have decided George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin solely because he was black and that Zimmerman is a racist. The likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the New Black Panther Party have condemned the man, and crowds seem to echo their sentiments... --snip--...
  • Troubling Things Obama's Spring Break Story Reveal

    03/21/2012 5:04:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 21, 2012 | The Editors
    <p>We normally wouldn't bother writing about the president's daughter, but the story of Malia Obama's spring break deserves mention if only because it's troubling on so many levels.</p> <p>First you have to wonder about sending a 13-year-old to drug-war-torn Mexico to frolic with her friends. It doesn't strike us as the wisest move, given the potential risk to her and those around her.</p>
  • Gingrich scores with voters by socking 'Big Media'

    01/22/2012 2:03:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 22, 2012 | Thomas Fitzgerald
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Resentment lurks near the surface of the conservative political consciousness. Many voters believe (not always without cause) that elite, hipster liberals in academia and the coastal Big Media are sneering at them, their lives, and their beliefs. They see themselves presented as unsophisticated, bigoted, and quite possibly stupid. So Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was tapping into a powerful psychological current when he attacked the news media Thursday at the start of a CNN debate, responding to an ABC News interview with his ex-wife Marianne, in which she said he had demanded an "open marriage" so he...
  • Why Gay Parents May Be the Best Parents (Vomit warning)

    01/16/2012 2:00:55 PM PST · by nerdwithagun · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01-16-2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    Gay marriage, and especially gay parenting, has been in the cross hairs in recent days. On Jan. 6, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told a New Hampshire audience that children are better off with a father in prison than being raised in a home with lesbian parents and no father at all.
  • NKorea cites mysterious glow just before Kim death

    12/21/2011 8:40:30 PM PST · by americanophile · 50 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | 12/21/2011 | AP
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea says a fierce snowstorm paused and the sky began glowing red above sacred Mount Paektu just minutes before leader Kim Jong Il's death. State media say the ice on volcanic Lake Chon at the mountain in the far north cracked with a load roar. And in the city of Hamhung, a Manchurian crane circled a statue of Kim's father, late President Kim Il Sung, before alighting on a tree, its head drooping before it took off toward Pyongyang. State media say Kim died Saturday morning at age 69. His death was announced two...
  • Matthews: Newt a 'devil' sent to 'kill' Obama

    12/13/2011 5:12:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 13, 2011 | Joel Gehrke
    Remember when liberals blamed Sarah Palin's rhetoric for the shooting Rep. Gabbie Giffords, D-Ariz.? Hold that thought, and consider that MSNBC's Chris Matthews developed a sustained allusion to Goethe's Faust in order to call Newt Gingrich a "false god of hatred" and a "devil" sent by the Republican primary voters to "kill" President Obama. "Why are [Republicans] on the verge of enlisting in the Army of Newt?" Matthews asked rhetorically last night. "Because he voices in cold, nasty, deadly tones the words of their contempt. Because he an opportunist ready to seek any route to his opponent's heart and thereby...