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  • Bob Shrum: No One’s Going to Challenge Hillary Clinton

    05/10/2014 3:50:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 10, 2014 | Robert Shrum
    Ignore the talk about purity tests, progressive cred, and skipping to a post-presidency status. Clinton won’t be denied this time—and she’s going to make history.The non-race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, all but unprecedented in non-incumbent contests, is confounding to journalists and pundits, to the quoteratti whose words sustain their output, and to the partisan spinners whose mission is to bend the arc of the story. But the political cycle—-and the 24-hour news cycle—has its own relentless rhythms. If you’re one of the boys, and now girls, on the bus, even if it hasn’t rolled into Iowa yet, it’s...
  • The 2012 Election was a Fraud (Yes it was)

    12/04/2013 3:35:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 4, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Dave in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hi, Dave. Great to have you on the program. Hello. CALLER: Hi, Rush, thanks for taking my call. Here's the deal. I believe that the Republicans are never gonna win another presidential election until they can somehow win back even 30% of the black vote. You cannot continue to lose over 90% of one major voting bloc and win a national election anymore. I just don't see it happening. RUSH: Well, I understand your theory, but I must respectfully disagree. The Republicans have won plenty of presidential races with the Democrats getting 93%...
  • OBAMA'S BIG PICTURE

    06/16/2013 4:01:44 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 114 replies
    Original Content | 6/16/2013 | by L:az A. Mataz
    When looking at Obama and the Administration he leads, it is best to look at the big picture. What we can infer from the Administration's hidden actions is evident most clearly their public actions. What we see can best be described as "Scandalpalooza", a seeming rock-concert of nonstop scandals. Witness: We have the IRS targeting the political opposition, namely the T.E.A. Party, to suppress their ability to fund candidates It has been revealed that the NSA tracks the communication habits of virtually all American citizens, creating a large encyclopedia of every citizen's communications There is the matter of Benghazi, with...
  • Conspiracy theorists no longer look so crazy

    06/08/2013 8:04:41 AM PDT · by null and void · 22 replies
    New Zealand Herald | 5:30 AM Saturday Jun 8, 2013 | Tim Stanley
    New Zealand Herald can't be posted to FR, but I think a link might be OK: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10889158
  • Dem Candidate Listed Twice on Ballot in South Carolina Special Election

    05/07/2013 7:33:12 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 48 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 9:47 AM, MAY 7, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the Democratic nominee for the South Carolina First Congressional District special election, is listed twice on today's ballot. Colbert-Busch is also the nominee of the Working Families party. "She's been nominated by both parties. There's no prohibition in South Carolina against that," explains Chris Whitmire, director of public information and training at the South Carolina State Election Commission. All votes for Colbert-Busch "go to Colbert-Busch," regardless of whether the voter selects the Democratic Busch or the Working Families Busch. But tonight, when the votes are counted, Busch's votes will be separated by party, even if it's the cumulative...
  • RNC Report Calls for Fewer Presidential Debates, Mostly Ignores Moderator Unfairness

    03/18/2013 2:30:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 18, 2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    In a new report released today, the Republican National Committee owned up to a number of mistakes made during the 2012 election cycle. While the central party admitted there were too many presidential debates, it only barely touched on the role that unfair media moderators played in both the nominating process and in the general election. Despite its reluctance to criticize media impartiality, the RNC report did open the door to the creation of a new organization that would be assigned to create and host the debates apart from the media. “We are intrigued with the suggestion some have made...
  • Ohio 48K; Florida 42K (vanity)

    11/06/2012 8:30:46 PM PST · by gotribe · 14 replies
    politico ^ | 11/6/2011 | gotribe
    These states are very close right now.
  • The Candy Crowley Tipping Point

    10/18/2012 10:03:50 AM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 42 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10/18/12 | Jeffrey Lord
    She got it wrong. She interfered. She took a side. Candy Crowley may finally have done something else as well: so visibly tipping the scales of media bias that the end result makes Mitt Romney the next president. Taken all together, CNN's Candy Crowley, in her zeal to intrude on the presidential debate and save President Obama from himself, may just have provided the televised moment that finally sparks a revolt against the four years of fawning coverage of President Obama. Becoming to the liberal media what the Tet Offensive was to Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam War. For four...
  • Moderator Role Under Scrutiny – Before the Debate

    10/14/2012 9:10:17 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 49 replies
    Time ^ | 10/14/12111 | Mark Halperin
    In a rare example of political unity, both the Romney and the Obama campaigns have expressed concern to the Commission on Presidential Debates about how the moderator of the Tuesday town hall has publicly described her role, TIME has learned. While an early October memorandum of understanding between the Obama and Romney campaigns and the bipartisan commission sponsoring the debates suggests CNN‘s Candy Crowley would play a limited role in the Tuesday night session, Crowley, who is not a party to that agreement, has done a series of interviews on her network in which she has suggested she will assume...
  • ABC News scrambles to cover up Barack Obama’s attendance at VP debate moderator’s wedding

    10/09/2012 10:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 146 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/2012
    Barack Obama was a guest at the 1991 wedding of ABC senior foreign correspondent and vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz, The Daily Caller has learned. Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission, were Harvard Law School classmates at the time and members of the Harvard Law Review. After TheDC made preliminary inquiries Monday to confirm Obama’s attendance at the wedding, ABC leaked a pre-emptive statement to liberal-leaning news outlets including Politico and The Daily Beast Tuesday, revealing what may have been internal network pressure felt just days before Raddatz was...
  • Romney v. Obama Debates: What to watch from the Leftist “Moderators”

    10/03/2012 5:35:31 PM PDT · by kingattax · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 2, 2012 | Sher Zieve
    On Wednesday 3 October 2012, the first of three scheduled presidential debates will occur. The debates are to be moderated by the most liberal/leftist “journalists” who could be found by the leftist media. This election cycle, the media have been operating in an unprecedented biased manner and have—literally—become no more than the public relations arm of the Obama campaign. They are no longer reporting anything even remotely close to the truth if it has any capacity to harm Barack Hussein Obama. They continue to lie and carry his water for him.
  • We Live Under a Media Coup d’État

    10/02/2012 6:02:47 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/2/12 | Roger L Simon
    Coup d’états come in a variety of forms. Some are violent with arrogant colonels pointing forty-fives at the temples of their predecessors and blowing their brains out; others are stealthy with the citizens awakening on an ordinary morning to find their whole world has changed yet not a drop of blood has been shed. The latter is what has happened in America. We are the victims of a media coup d’état and are currently living under it. You will see that clearly in evidence on Wednesday night when the debates commence, each one moderated by a member of the liberal...
  • Team Obama: Don't expect debate 'zingers' from president

    09/30/2012 2:16:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Team Obama: Don't expect debate 'zingers' from president Posted by CNN's Ashley Killough (CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign said Sunday the president likely won't be flinging barbs during this week's presidential debate. "If you're expecting that, that's probably not what he's going to deliver," campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Air Force One. "He's speaking directly to the American people, and what they want to hear is what his plan is for moving the country forward." Psaki was referring to reports that the president's opponent, Mitt Romney, was "working on zingers" and memorizing short attack lines to...
  • We're Witnessing Two Institutions Disintegrate Right Before Our Eyes

    09/13/2012 1:46:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh,com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: When the program was over yesterday, I told Snerdley, "You know, I needed three more hours." The stuff that we didn't get to yesterday was just overflowing, the audio sound bites, and it has given me a new resolve. We're loaded again today. It's just incredible. We're watching the disintegration of two institutions right in front of our eyes, and we're all wondering, are we the only ones who see it? We're watching the disintegration of a presidency. We are looking at blatant, uncompromised incompetence. And we are witnessing corruption of another institution, the so-called mainstream media....
  • Press Coordinates Question to Ask Romney (At what point does this idiocy become a crime?)

    09/12/2012 1:59:56 PM PDT · by rrdog · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09-12-2012
    CBS REPORTER: I’m just trying to make sure that we’re just talking about, no matter who he calls on we’re covered on the one question.
  • Media Mantra: A Choice, Not a Referendum

    08/14/2012 1:25:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Candy Crowley from Saturday morning from CNN's special coverage of Romney's announcement of Paul Ryan... CROWLEY: Not every Republican has signed on to this kind of... I mean, they will publicly, but there is some trepidation -- GLORIA BORGER: They're afraid! CROWLEY: -- that this might be -- uh, look... looks a little bit like some sort of ticket death wish, that, "Oh, my gosh, do we really want to talk about these things? Is this where we want to go? When the economy's so bad, we coulda stayed on that!" CNN's Candy Crowley Claims Some...
  • DEBATE MODERATORS ANNOUNCED (A JOKE??)

    08/13/2012 6:33:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 198 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | August 13,2012 | Drudge
    DEBATE MODERATORS ANNOUNCED: PBS Jim Lehrer, first Pres debate, Oct 3 Denver... CNN Candy Crowley, town hall, Oct 16, Hempsted LI... CBS Bob Schieffer, third Pres debate, Oct. 22, Boca Raton... ABC Martha Radditz, VP debate, Oct 11, Danville VA... FLASHBACK: CROWLEY: Some Think Ryan Pick 'Some Sort of Ticket Death Wish'..
  • Sandra Fluke: "I encouarage everyone to go to Media Matters"

    03/05/2012 7:03:16 PM PST · by KansasGirl · 94 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/5/2012 | Jeff Poor
    In an appearance on ABC’s “The View” on Monday, Georgetown Law student and women’s contraception activist Sandra Fluke told viewers to check out Media Matters for examples of over-the-top conservative rhetoric. When asked by co-host Joy Behar if she had anything to say to her critics, Fluke, who made headlines last because of the attacks and subsequent apology she received from conservative talker Rush Limbaugh, encouraged viewers to check out Media Matters’ website. “Well, I would encourage everyone to go to Media Matters because they have an excellent story on their website that gives a list of the various commentators...
  • Afghanistan: Our troops are giving their lives to safeguard a rigged election

    07/14/2009 11:45:02 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 355+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | July 13, 2009 | Mary Riddell
    All wars have anthems for doomed youth. Afghanistan is no exception. At a memorial service yesterday, senior officers paid tribute to the eight British soldiers who died in the worst day of attrition since the Falklands. Of the three youngest, William Aldridge had a gift for friendship, Joseph Murphy was a fine artist and James Backhouse, who wanted to be a fitness instructor, could run faster than the wind. Like his two comrades, he was 18 years old. Like them, he was, according to his superiors' eulogies, prepared to kill and to be killed. Helmand province is not the Somme,...
  • Obama's fan club: Press bias shifted into high gear during '08 campaign

    01/09/2009 1:33:58 PM PST · by Caleb1411 · 16 replies · 808+ views
    WORLD ^ | 12/27/08 | Marvin Olasky
    The Nov. 6 Reuters headline, "Media bias largely unseen in U.S. presidential race," was laughable because almost everyone saw it. American voters by an 8-1 margin said they witnessed a pro-Obama press, and even Time's Mark Halperin said the "extreme pro-Obama coverage" represented a "disgusting failure of people in our business." Sadly funny examples galore make up the evidence. The most famous was MSNBC's Chris Matthews saying on Feb. 12 that when Obama spoke, "I felt this thrill going up my leg." But during 2008 other journalists fell in love: New York Times reporter Michael Powell in January: "He has...
  • Awards For The Year's Worst Reporting

    12/30/2008 5:41:29 AM PST · by IbJensen · 39 replies · 1,514+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | December 30, 2008 | Herb Denenberg,
    This is a column on awards for the year's worst reporting. You will read what an expert panel determined to be the most outrageous quotes of the mainstream liberal media for 2008. I think you will find them amusing for openers. But they have significance far beyond their considerable entertainment value. The quotes that follow show you how extreme the biased, dishonest and fraudulent journalism of the mainstream media has become. The media monitors that I have confidence in agree that bias during the past presidential campaigns reached new extremes far beyond anything of recent memory. The easiest way to...
  • BREAKING: OBAMA CAMPAIGN ISSUES TALKING POINTS TO MEDIA AHEAD OF DEBATE [Drudge]

    10/15/2008 8:27:27 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 224 replies · 10,362+ views
    Drudge ^ | 10/15/08 | Drudge
    BAMA CAMPAIGN ISSUES TALKING POINTS TO MEDIA AHEAD OF DEBATE Wed Oct 15 2008 11:15:03 ET The Obama campaign issued a set of debate 'talking points' to media on Wednesday morning, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal. Press Secretary Sean Smith issued the directive in an email from Pennsylvania, 12 hours before the debate. The directive oddly mirrors much of the main press analysis and theme of the current campaign: * This is John McCain's last chance to turn this race around and somehow convince the American people that his erratic response to this economic crisis doesn't disqualify him from being...
  • Gwen Ifill's VP Debate Bias

    10/06/2008 6:19:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies · 1,845+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 6, 2008 | Lee Cary
    A careful reading of the questions Gwen Ifill asked during the VP debate reveals several that displayed her bias. The revelation that PBS's Gwen Ifill plans to release a book on Barack Obama on Inauguration Day raised the suspicion that her moderator role at the VP debate might be other than objective. It was. The evidence of her bias is evident in several of her questions to the candidates. Below are a few examples. The Forced-Choice Question The forced-choice question aims to force an answer from a choice of options defined by the interviewer. For example, in the early stages...
  • Sore loser: Obama and Obamedia accuse McCain of “cheating”

    08/18/2008 9:23:49 AM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 82 replies · 661+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | August 18, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    By Michelle Malkin  •  August 18, 2008 12:52 AM No, really. The Obama camp and its media water-carriers are seriously accusing John McCain of “cheating” in his appearance over the weekend at Rick Warren’s Saddleback church forum because he was in his motorcade when the program started– and then escorted to an empty room without media hook-ups. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell spread the unsubstantiated rumor that somehow McCain heard Obama’s questions while on his drive. The nutroots went, well, nuts. The NYTimes piled on (“Despite Assurances, McCain Wasn’t In a ‘Cone of Silence’“). The McCain camp has protested. And now we have...
  • Obama Admitted Cheating at Saddleback

    08/18/2008 9:43:16 AM PDT · by Soliton · 38 replies · 209+ views
    Blogs.Suntimes.com ^ | 7/18/2008 | Soliton
    The moonbats a barking that McCain didn't hide in a cone of silence. What can this exchange mean except that Obama knew a question in advance? REV. WARREN: Okay. This one is dear to my heart. Most people don't know that there are 148 million orphans in the world. One hundred forty-eight million kids growing up without mommies and dads. They don't need to be in an orphanage, they need to be in families, but a lot of families can't afford to take these kids in. Would you be willing to consider and even commit to doing some kind of...
  • Democrat supporting McCain expected to be stripped of her delegate status

    07/23/2008 8:19:42 AM PDT · by Obadiah · 86 replies · 175+ views
    The Journal Times ^ | 7/22/08 | Lindsay Fiori
    Debra Bartoshevich received e-mail notification Monday evening about a conference call to decide her fate as a delegate. Rachel Strauch-Nelson, communications director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, said the group also tried to reach Bartoshevich by phone Monday afternoon. The conference call will take place Friday and Bartoshevich will have an opportunity to explain why she should remain a delegate despite her reported endorsement for Republican presidential candidate John McCain. ORIGINAL STORY: Members of Wisconsin’s Democratic Party will vote Friday on the delegate status of Debra Bartoshevich, a Democratic National Convention delegate from Waterford who has publicly supported Republican...
  • Some Dems may not vote in 2nd primary; Clinton heads to Michigan

    03/18/2008 6:18:32 PM PDT · by Kieri · 12 replies · 462+ views
    MLive/AP ^ | 03/18/08 | Kathy Barks Hoffman
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign accused Barack Obama on Tuesday of standing in the way of a second presidential primary in Michigan, as several state lawmakers expressed concerns over suggested rules governing any revote. Aides said the former first lady would make a hastily arranged appearance in Detroit on Wednesday to make the argument for going ahead despite the obstacles. Mo Elleithee, a spokesman, said Clinton would "make the case for counting the people of Michigan, that every vote must count and that Senator Obama is standing in the way of a revote, and that snubbing Michigan...
  • Clinton agrees to Feb. 28 debate (with Obama) in Houston

    02/06/2008 12:10:08 PM PST · by weegee · 52 replies · 489+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 6, 2008, 1:46AM | By DAVID IVANOVICH and BENNETT ROTH
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday challenged Sen. Barack Obama to meet in four separate Democratic debates before the March 4 primaries in Texas and Ohio — including an event scheduled for Feb. 28 in Houston. But Obama, of Illinois, did not immediately commit to travel to Houston to take on Clinton just five days before what could be a crucial Texas primary. As voters in 22 states went to polls in the primary avalanche known as Super Tuesday, Clinton, of New York, called on her Democratic rival to agree to several debates. "Senator Clinton has enjoyed the...
  • Hillary Election Shennanigans in New York?

    02/05/2008 10:32:01 AM PST · by Cincinnatus · 30 replies · 287+ views
    vanity | 02/05/08 | Cincinnatus
    Add another one to the bizarro world of New York politics. It appears that the names of all four of the dropouts in the Democrat primary still appear on the ballot. Now, just which one of the two remaining candidates would benefit by a split of the vote? The Board of Elections has an excuse: "because the candidates dropped out of the race too late for their names to be removed from the ballot." Fair enough. But wait, Dodd and Biden dropped out before Fred Thompson. Kucinich dropped out before Giuliani, and Edwards dropped out the same day as Giuliani....
  • A Great Contest

    02/02/2008 6:14:26 AM PST · by sono · 20 replies · 105+ views
    NY Post ^ | 2/02/2008 | Ralph Peters
    JUST stop. For a couple of minutes, stop listening to the vanity-stricken talking heads, the madcap ideologues and the party hacks who believe you should jump to attention when they tell you who to vote for. Stop and look at this primary season. In both parties. Set aside your political preferences for a moment and consider the field of candidates. As Americans - Republican, Democrat or Independent - we should all be proud. This is, by far, the most all-American primary season we've ever had. Who's running for the chance to run? A woman. An evangelical Christian. A black. A...
  • First Wave of Florida Exits, Revealed

    01/29/2008 2:39:44 PM PST · by VAGOP · 154 replies · 171+ views
    National Review ^ | Campaign Spot
    The first wave of exit poll numbers, including absentees: McCain 34.3 percent, Romney 32.6 percent, Giuliani 15.3 percent, Huckabee 12 percent.
  • Disenfranchised conservatives, stolen elections

    01/24/2008 9:47:43 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 120 replies · 340+ views
    Renew America ^ | January 24, 2008 | JR Dieckmann
    The 2008 primary election process has clearly been unfair to conservative candidates, and here's why. Several liberal and moderate/independent states chose to hold their primary elections and caucuses early, all wanting to be first — so they said. But look at what has happened as a result. Conservative candidates like Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter have been drummed out of the race by breaking their bank accounts in non conservative states before the rest of the country ever had a chance to vote for them. Is this what we call "fair and democratic elections"? These are supposed to be national...
  • Who decides who'll be allowed on TV debates?

    01/24/2008 7:28:53 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 142+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1// | Bob Egelko
    The Nevada Supreme Court's ruling allowing a cable network to exclude Rep. Dennis Kucinich from a Democratic presidential debate was barely a blip on the media radar screen, quickly forgotten in the reporting of the caucus victories by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Gov. Mitt Romney and the squabble over voting in casinos. But in the long term, the court decision might prove to be as significant as any of the political events in the Nevada campaign. It constituted the strongest judicial statement yet of news organizations' near-absolute power to control participation in pre-election forums - including the debates...
  • Liberal Media...So what else is new?

    01/11/2008 10:48:13 AM PST · by John Fitzgerald · 8 replies · 63+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 10/2/2000 | Charles Krauthammer
    Is this the same media we allow to govern the so called 'Presidential Debates'?? -JF - ---------------------------------------------------------- Slanted to the Left Charles Krauthammer http://www.jewishworldreview.com -- WHEN THE SUBJECT of liberal bias in the media is brought up, particularly during an election campaign, journalists tend to roll their eyes and groan "there you go again" at this recrudescence of an old right-wing shibboleth. This pose, while convenient, was shaken by a famous Roper poll of 139 Washington bureau chiefs and correspondents. It found that in 1992 they had voted 89 percent for Clinton, 7 percent for Bush. Regular Americans had voted...
  • Bloggers form theory that New Hampshire vote was rigged

    01/10/2008 6:51:50 AM PST · by rface · 46 replies · 119+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 01.10.08 | KAREN BROOKS
    ...bloggers across the nation keyed into the fact that 81 percent of New Hampshire votes were being counted on machines that an HBO documentary alleged are easily hacked......... AUSTIN – The results weren't even in when the blogosphere started to hum with a theory that sharply divided Democrats online: Barack Obama lost to Hillary Rodham Clinton in New Hampshire because the vote was rigged. From Americablog.com to Crooks and Liars to several news blogs, readers posted their concerns – drawing the gleeful eye of conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday morning, who pointed to a debate raging on...
  • Kucinich files complaint on ABC debate (FCC Equal Access claim re: Kucinich, Gravel & Duncan Hunter)

    01/04/2008 6:02:56 PM PST · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 152 replies · 459+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 1/4/2008 | DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer
    NEW YORK - Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich filed a complaint with the FCC on Friday after ABC News excluded him, fellow Democrat Mike Gravel and Republican Duncan Hunter from its prime-time debates on Saturday. Kucinich argued that ABC is violating equal-time provisions by keeping him out of the debate and noted that ABC's parent Walt Disney Co. had contributed to campaigns involving the four Democrats who were invited. "ABC should not be the first primary," the Ohio congressman said in papers filed at the Federal Communications Commission. < snip > Fox News Channel is sponsoring a debate in its...
  • TV cuts candidates [including Duncan Hunter] from debates, angering Paul backers

    01/01/2008 12:15:57 PM PST · by Rockitz · 127 replies · 278+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 1 January 2008 | AP Staff Writers
    NEW YORK (AP) -- ABC and Fox News Channel are narrowing the field of presidential candidates invited to debates this weekend just before the New Hampshire primary, in Fox's case infuriating supporters of Republican Rep. Ron Paul. Fox News says it has limited space in its studio, which leaves Rep. Ron Paul out of a weekend debate. The roster of participants for ABC's back-to-back, prime-time Republican and Democratic debates Saturday in New Hampshire will be determined after results of Thursday's Iowa caucus become clear. Fox, meanwhile, has invited five GOP candidates to a forum with Chris Wallace scheduled for its...
  • ABC: Thompson's Debate 'Tantrum' -- There's Fair and Balanced Reporting!

    12/13/2007 7:01:38 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 62 replies · 695+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 12/13/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    ABC proved once again that they will use language to flavor reporting to promulgate their ideological position instead of just reporting the facts. After Wednesday's GOP debate in Iowa, ABC news posted a Political Radar blog entry calling attention to Fred Thompson's efforts to improve the depth of debate held that day. Calling Thompson's efforts a "Tantrum," ABC seeks to cast Thompson's sensible and adult desire to engage in real debate as a child's temper tantrum. Does ABC want real debate or do they want dumbed down, name calling or simple minded sound byte replies? I think you can easily...
  • Another Hillary Plant Sneaks In Under the MSM Radar

    12/07/2007 8:41:02 AM PST · by enough_idiocy · 60 replies · 176+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 7, 2007 | Seton Motley
    In a great many of the media's post-game analyses of the Thursday, December 6th Mitt Romney religion speech, including that of the Associated Press, we are treated to the negative reactions thereto of one Costas Panagopoulos, who is rightly (if only partially) identified as "a political science professor at Fordham University". There is only one little problem with going to this guy for his thoughts on all things either Romney, Republican or Rodham: he is an ex-Hillary Clinton staffer. How do we know this? How did we ferret out this subterranean knowledge? We checked his website's biography. Second paragraph, first...
  • Nevada hits the big time

    12/05/2007 7:59:28 PM PST · by ConservativeJen · 4 replies · 92+ views
    Las Vegas Sun-Review ^ | Nov. 15, 2007 | ERIN NEFF
    It's amazing what a national cable television audience can mean for a presidential caucus in little ole five-electoral-vote Nevada. Colleagues, family and friends from around the country phoned and e-mailed me this week with comments like, "Did you know there's a debate?" (family) and, "Who've you interviewed lately?" (colleagues). But beyond this Nevada awareness that's brewing outside our borders, regular Joe Voters have been phoning, too -- asking about tickets and show times and other events. The Jan. 19 caucus has finally hit the big time in Las Vegas, where it took cable giant CNN to temporarily trump the neon....
  • Venezuela's Chavez Says Plot Was Foiled (Slavishly Devoted MSM Swallows Story Whole, As Usual)

    11/30/2006 9:42:08 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 10 replies · 496+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/01/2006 | Frank Bajak
    CARACAS, Venezuela Nov 30, 2006 (AP)— President Hugo Chavez said Thursday during a marathon news conference that authorities had foiled a planned sniper attack against his main opponent in this weekend's elections. As campaigning ended ahead of Sunday's vote, Chavez said "fascist" militants had planned to use a rifle with a telescopic sight to shoot Manuel Rosales during a speech and then blame it on Chavez's government in hopes of derailing the balloting. "It was to say that Chavez sent them to kill him, and generate chaos," Chavez told reporters at the presidential palace. The Venezuelan leader used the 3...
  • Al meets "Chad"

    12/09/2002 8:58:51 AM PST · by kahoutek · 15 replies · 402+ views
    The Washington Times | 12/16/02 | John McCaislin
    Al meets Chad Al and Tipper Gore's new book, "Joined at the Heart," is described as personal and provocative. "We started dreaming of having a family soon after we met, 37 years ago," writes the couple, who, unlike predecessors Dan and Marilyn Quayle, refuse to retire in defeat. (Was Mr. Quayle, two years after his dethroning, lead guest on ABC's "This Week" the way Mr. Gore was yesterday? Of course not.) "We were just teenagers then," the Gores continue in their book, "and unlike most high school sweethearts these days, we somehow grew together instead of apart." In fact, the...
  • Denied turn to talk, 2 Dole foes walk (NC Senate Race)

    03/26/2002 6:09:40 AM PST · by JoeMomma · 21 replies · 478+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 3/26/2002 | Jim Morrill
    CONCORD - Two Republican U.S. Senate candidates walked out of a GOP dinner Monday night after a party official refused their request to speak. One of the candidates, Ada Fisher, made the request after an impromptu encounter with fellow Salisbury Republican Elizabeth Dole. That came as Dole arrived at the Speedway Club to keynote the Cabarrus County Republican Party's annual Reagan Day dinner. Fisher and other GOP candidates were invited to attend but not speak. Fisher had posted herself outside the club with a sign protesting the denial of what she called her "free speech." When Dole arrived, Fisher complained...