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  • ‘Twilight’ author, Danica Patrick, McCain up for Time 100

    03/23/2009 2:05:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 879+ views
    “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer, race car driver Danica Patrick and U.S. Sen. John McCain represent Arizona on the list of finalists for Time magazine’s list of most influential people of 2009. Readers can cast their votes online at
  • CNN Host on Meghan McCain Cancellation: 'Maybe She Got a Date' [WaPo's Kurtz makes fun of Meghan]

    03/18/2009 11:31:30 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies · 1,949+ views
    <p>It looks like it's taking people a long time to get the hint that Meghan McCain is rubber, and they are, in fact, glue. The latest media figure to tangle with Meg? Howard Kurtz, Washington Post reporter, and host of CNN's Reliable Sources.</p>
  • Post-Rush: Obama's message war

    03/14/2009 9:46:21 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 50 replies · 2,654+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/14/09 | Mike Allen
    Beginning Sunday, the White House will harness every part of the Democratic Party’s machinery to defend President Obama’s budget and portray Republicans as reflexively political, according to party strategists. A participant in the planning meetings described the push as a successor to Democrats’ message that Rush Limbaugh is the Republican Party leader. “We have exhausted the use of Rush as an attention-getter,” the official said. David Plouffe, manager of Obama’s presidential race, helped design the strategy, which includes the most extensive activation since November of the campaign’s grassroots network. The database—which includes information for at least 10 million donors, supporters...
  • ZOT in the USA: Conservatives Are Biggest Consumers OF KITTY FOOD

    03/02/2009 11:41:08 AM PST · by krh6626 · 83 replies · 2,289+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 28, 2009 | EWEN CALLAWAY
    A new study shows that the states that consume the most porn tend to be more conservative and religious than states with lower levels of consumption.
  • Troubled San Francisco paper in danger of closing [San Francisco Chronicle is dying]

    02/25/2009 12:41:41 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies · 1,231+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-02-24
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Chronicle joined the lengthening list of imperiled newspapers Tuesday as its owner set out to purge the payroll and slash other expenses in a last-ditch effort to reverse years of heavy losses. If it can't reduce expenses dramatically within the next few weeks, the Hearst Corp. said it will close or sell the Chronicle, northern California's largest newspaper with a paid weekday circulation of 339,430. Hearst didn't specify a savings target nor a deadline for wringing out the expenses. A Hearst spokesman didn't immediately respond to messages Tuesday. But management made it clear...
  • Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine to head DNC

    01/04/2009 2:47:32 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 690+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-01-04 | Mike Allen
    Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine has been chosen by President-elect Barack Obama to head the Democratic National Committee, a Democratic official said.
  • Government warned of mortgage meltdown

    12/01/2008 7:55:38 PM PST · by abt87 · 13 replies · 713+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration backed off proposed crackdowns on no-money-down, interest-only mortgages years before the economy collapsed, buckling to pressure from some of the same banks that have now failed. It ignored remarkably prescient warnings that foretold the financial meltdown, according to an Associated Press review of regulatory documents. "Expect fallout, expect foreclosures, expect horror stories," California mortgage lender Paris Welch wrote to U.S. regulators in January 2006, about one year before the housing implosion cost her a job. Bowing to aggressive lobbying -- along with assurances from banks that the troubled mortgages were OK -- regulators delayed...
  • Rather’s Lawsuit Shows Role of G.O.P. in Inquiry

    11/17/2008 11:43:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,561+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 16, 2008 | Jacques Steinberg
    When Dan Rather filed suit against CBS 14 months ago — claiming, among other things, that his former employer had commissioned a politically biased investigation into his work on a “60 Minutes” segment about President Bush’s National Guard service — the network predicted the quick and favorable dismissal of the case, which it derided as “old news.” So far, Mr. Rather has spent more than $2 million of his own money on the suit. And according to documents filed recently in court, he may be getting something for his money. Using tools unavailable to him as a reporter — including...
  • Palin returns to Alaska, urged to mend fences (Media continues to bash her)

    11/06/2008 1:51:27 PM PST · by jerry557 · 62 replies · 3,597+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 11/06/08 | Yereth Rosen
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – After two months sharpening her conservative rhetoric on the U.S. presidential campaign trail, Gov. Sarah Palin returned to Alaska a star in the Republican party, but weakened at home where people had known her as more centrist. Palin's "pit bull" campaign persona and her strident pitches to the conservative base of the Republican Party were a stark contrast to her nonpartisan, populist style as governor, leaving raw feelings among some Alaskans, experts said. As speculation of a presidential run in 2012 builds, an editorial in Thursday's Anchorage Daily News asked which Palin will return to Alaska:...
  • NEW MARKET: The LA Times Obama Video (Intrade )

    10/31/2008 12:05:46 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 4 replies · 995+ views
    Intrade ^ | October 31, 2008 | Intrade
    Subject: NEW MARKET: The LA Times Obama Video Intrade We have now opened a market on the LA Times making public a video that reportedly shows Barack Obama praising a Chicago professor who was a PLO spokesman while that organisation was a designated terrorist organisation. This market can be found under Poltiics -- 2008 US Election -- LA Times to make public Obama video tape. Contract Rules: This contract will settle (expire) at 100 ($10.00) if the LA Times makes public the video showing Barack Obama praising former PLO spokesman before 11:59:59pm ET on Nov 4th 2008. The contract will...
  • Palin stylist draws higher pay than policy adviser (BREAKING HAIR NEWS ALERT!)

    10/24/2008 11:11:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 1,706+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 10/24/08 | Jim Kuhnhenn - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- An acclaimed celebrity makeup artist for Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin collected more money from John McCain's campaign than his foreign policy adviser. Amy Strozzi, who works on the reality show "So You Think You Can Dance" and has been Palin's traveling stylist, was paid $22,800, according to campaign finance reports for the first two weeks in October. In contrast, McCain's foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann, was paid $12,500, the report showed. In recent days, McCain and his running mate have tried to douse a furor over how their side spent their money. The Republican National...
  • NY Times in trouble: advertising down 16%, may struggle to service debt

    10/24/2008 12:56:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 1,112+ views
    The Inquisitr ^ | October 24, 2008 | Henry Blogdet
    The New York Times released their 3rd quarter results today, adding to the doom and gloom in the newspaper market with declining advertising and debt issues. The company reported 3rd quarter net income of $6.5 million, compared to $13.4 million for the same period last year. Advertising declined 16% in the quarter after reporting an 11% fall for the first half of the year. Print advertising took the biggest hit with an 18.3% fall for the quarter, with classified advertising down 28%. Online advertising was up 10.2% off an increase of 16% at, but the online gains were not...
  • Sarah Palin dragging down Republican ticket: polls

    10/23/2008 4:21:01 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 246 replies · 4,565+ views
    AFP ^ | Thu Oct 23, 2008 |
    Embarrassing revelations about her costly campaign wardrobe and bloopers about the vice president's job description are raising fresh fears that Sarah Palin is dragging down the Republican ticket. New polls showed Wednesday that seven weeks after John McCain plucked the Alaska governor from political obscurity to be his running mate in the November 4 elections, Palin is seen as an increasing liability for Republicans. The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that Americans are less and less convinced she is worthy to serve as the country's number-two leader. "Her numbers have plummeted in our poll ... what's more 55 percent...
  • By Nearly 8-1, Voters Say Journalists Want Obama to Win

    10/23/2008 3:32:19 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 27 replies · 820+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 23, 2008 | Brent Baker
    “Voters overwhelmingly believe that the media wants Barack Obama to win the presidential election,” a Pew Research Center for the People and the Press survey released Wednesday discovered. Specifically: “By a margin of 70%-9%, Americans say most journalists want to see Obama, not John McCain, win on Nov. 4. Another 8% say journalists don't favor either candidate, and 13% say they don't know which candidate most reporters support.” The question (PDF of questionnaire): “Who do you think most newspaper reporters and TV journalists want to see win the presidential election -- Barack Obama or John McCain?” Unsurprisingly, 90 percent of...
  • ABC News: Obama Holds 'A Double-Digit Lead in Most National Polls'

    10/17/2008 12:29:27 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 95 replies · 3,610+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 17, 2008 | Michael M. Bates
    On Thursday's ABC World News, anchor Charles Gibson's lead-off story was on the presidential campaign: "Two weeks, five days to go, home stretch. Barack Obama and John McCain began today laying out their closing strategies. And while Obama continues to hold a double-digit lead in most national polls, it is the results in individual states that are all important." The emphasis on Obama's supposedly huge, possibly insurmountable lead is used by some in the mainstream media to suggest the inevitability of a Democratic win. But you have to wonder, at least in this instance, what polls ABC News is...
  • Enough of the Mass Hysterical Media!

    10/17/2008 1:33:48 PM PDT · by Pagan Power · 1 replies · 312+ views
    Paggan Power ^ | October 17, 2008 | Pagan Power
    There is an article in today's Washington Post that exemplifies the despicable bias of the mass hysterical media. In a column written by Juliet Eilperin the distortions could not be more apparent. To Avoid Being 'Depressed,' Palin Skimps on Campaign News No wonder GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin harbors such hostility toward the mainstream media: her staff imposes limits on her access to it. Isn't that the stupidest premise you have ever heard? It represents exactly why the majority of us don't listen to or read the crap these people call reporting any longer. I wonder if the tiny...
  • Campaign Robocalls Anger Some Iowa Voters

    10/17/2008 11:57:30 AM PDT · by steve-b · 28 replies · 1,134+ views
    KCCI ^ | 10/17/08
    Some central Iowa voters said a voicemail message on behalf of Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign has gone too far. The automated messages, also known as robocalls, have been ringing phones in Iowa homes since the last presidential debate. The message talks about a relationship between Sen. Barack Obama and '60s radical Bill Ayers.... "It was vicious," said independent voter Marilyn Greene. "It was a hateful, vicious message." She said there's too much on the line in this election for candidates to stoop to this level. "Stick to the issues," she said. "What can you do? What are you looking...
  • Reporter Assaulted at Palin Rally (OMG!)

    10/17/2008 10:39:45 AM PDT · by · 98 replies · 5,642+ views
    Politico ^ | 10-16-08 | Stein
    The McCain campaign, today unhappy about the attention Joe the plumber is getting, has been running against the press off and on for a while, and the hostility from some supporters to the press does seem to be getting more intense. As usual, anecdotes are just that. But this one, from a reporter working on a piece for the Greensboro News-Record, stands out. He writes that he wandered to the back of a Palin event to talk to some protesters: I sidled up to one of the Obama supporters and asked why they were there, what they were trying to...
  • “Baffled:” Secret Service can’t find anyone to corroborate reporter’s “Kill them” claim

    10/16/2008 8:48:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1,027+ views
    Michelle Malkin Website ^ | October 16, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The “Kill Them” claim spread like wildfire across the MSM as evidence of “insane rage” on the Right. Barack Obama mentioned it during the debate. Now that the Secret Service has investigated and failed to find a single person to corroborate the reporter’s claim, I’m sure you’ll be seeing this on the front pages and nightly news lead stories in all the media outlets that spread it. Right? Riiiiiight. The Times-Leader reports: The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Scranton said allegations that someone yelled “kill him” when presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s name was mentioned during...
  • McCain, Palin causing "anxiety, grave fear": Kansas City attorney files suit against McCain

    10/15/2008 1:50:14 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 91 replies · 2,940+ views
    A Kansas City lawyer and supporter of Barack Obama for president has filed suit in federal court, alleging that the Republican ticket has incited violence against the Democratic nominee. In her suit against Sen. John McCain, Gov. Sarah Palin and campaign manager Rick Davis, Mary Kay Green said she has been injured by their campaign tactics and suffers “terror of the heart, anxiety and grave fear” for Obama’s life.