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  • Poof: Another 800,000 jobs disappear (name that party)

    02/17/2010 4:36:17 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies · 620+ views
    Caliphate News Network ^ | February 4th | Chris Isidore
    NEW YORK ( -- As bad as the government's jobs readings numbers have been during the Great Recession, we'll soon find out the real situation likely was worse. Much worse. Job losses during the recession may have been underestimated by close to a million jobs. So instead of employers cutting just over 7 million jobs from their payrolls since the economic downturn began in December 2007, it's expected that the Labor Department's new estimate will be a loss of 8 million jobs. "It's an enormous understatement of the severity of the crisis," said Heidi Shierholz, labor economist with the Economic...
  • Dan Rather wants Obama to help save the news

    02/03/2010 10:04:30 AM PST · by pissant · 43 replies · 886+ views
    Aspen Daily ^ | 2/3/10 | Andy Travers
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called on President Barack Obama to form a White House commission to help save the press Tuesday night in an impassioned speech at the Aspen Institute. “I personally encourage the president to establish a White House commission on public media,” the legendary newsman said. Such a commission on media reform, Rather said, ought to make recommendations on saving journalism jobs and creating new business models to keep news organizations alive. At stake, he argued, is the very survival of American democracy.
  • New W.H. Comm Director Has a Dim View of Fox News

    01/20/2010 6:56:06 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 32 replies · 1,345+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | January 20, 2010 | Don Irvine
    Anita Dunn may be gone from the White House but her successor feels the same way she did about Fox News. From TVNewser The White House has a new communications director -- Dan Pfeiffer -- but the message is the same when it comes to Fox News Channel. During a video interview today with The New York Times' The Caucus blog, Pfeiffer was clear about the White House position on Fox News: "I have the same view of Fox that Anita [Dunn] had, which is that Fox is not a traditional news organization. They have a point of view. That...
  • Hard-to-predict independents hold key to election outcome

    01/16/2010 8:27:34 PM PST · by Saije · 11 replies · 787+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/16/2010 | Brian C. Mooney
    Independent voters in Massachusetts are an unpredictable breed and downright ornery when times are bad. On Tuesday, they will determine who will be the state’s next US senator in a race too close to call, capturing the nation’s attention because the fate of a national health care overhaul hangs in the balance. Termed unenrolled voters because they are not affiliated with a party, independents constitute a majority of the registered voters in the state. Republicans, outnumbered by Democrats by more than 3 to 1, need to capture a huge majority of independents and a slice of moderate and conservative Democrats...
  • Reality Intrudes (Great Note From Mark Steyn!)

    01/16/2010 6:50:30 PM PST · by goldstategop · 25 replies · 2,393+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/16/2010 | Mark Steyn
    Reality intrudes... on the Democrat-media bubble. Adam Nagourney in The New York Times: As Mr. Obama prepares to come here on Sunday to campaign for the party’s beleaguered Senate candidate, Martha Coakley, Democrats across the country are starting to wonder aloud if they misjudged the electorate over the last year, with profound ramifications for the midterm elections this year and, potentially, for Mr. Obama’s presidency. Pity the poor Democrats. It's so easy to "misjudge" when you read The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
  • State-Run Media Has Cow Over Rush's Hospital Conference (MSM Fit To Be Tied Alert)

    01/06/2010 3:52:18 PM PST · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 1,127+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 1/06/2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: America's Truth Detector and the Doctor of Democracy. Yes, ladies and gentlemen. I'm checking the e-mail during the break: "Are you gonna talk about the Fruit of Kaboom Bomber?" That's what we're going to call the guy. Yeah we're going to call about the Fruit of Kaboom Bomber and Obama and all of this stuff. But everybody is curious about my medical circumstances last week and I wanted to thank everybody involved in treating me and all of you for the tremendous response I got from all of you. The whole thing was actually an upper as it turned...
  • Groups Say 22M Bush-Era E-Mails Recovered ( Groups = CREW = Soros )

    01/06/2010 2:41:50 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 514+ views
    NPR ^ | December 14th | Don Gonyea and Robert Siegel
    GONYEA: Yes. Again, two groups filed these lawsuits and we have one settlement today based on both of those lawsuits. But the lawsuits were filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a group we know as CREW, and the National Security Archive, which is affiliated with George Washington University. These are both open government groups and they had questions about how some of these things were being handled.
  • Compassionate press asks if Rush on pain killers again (BARF)

    01/03/2010 12:44:04 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 19 replies · 737+ views
    I can't be the only one who noticed the drive by journalist's question to Rush at the end of this video. (And sorry if this video is a re post, but I wanted to emphasize the question this biased hack asked) Right at the 5 minute mark, the guy asks Limbaugh if he's on pain killers again.
  • Tracking Left wing funding of NPR

    01/02/2010 5:41:39 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies · 3,045+ views
    As you start to read all this, you'll laugh at how incestuous it all gets. Let's start with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which as I've noted in the past is tied in with the Soros foundation. Together, the two worked on something called The Project on Death in America.(PDIA) And speaking of Mr Soros, he himself(his foundations) have given directly to NPR. Compared to some of the other numbers I'm seeing, it's a small amount of $250,000. But it doesn't matter. Soros money is soros money in my book. Additional information about RWJF can be found here....
  • PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'Death panels' (*yawn*)

    12/21/2009 9:19:28 AM PST · by pillut48 · 14 replies · 664+ views
    St. Petersburg Times/Politifacts ^ | December 18th, 2009 | Angie Drobnic Holan
    Of all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse this year, one stood out from the rest. "Death panels." The claim set political debate afire when it was made in August, raising issues from the role of government in health care to the bounds of acceptable political discussion. In a nod to the way technology has transformed politics, the statement wasn't made in an interview or a television ad. Sarah Palin posted it on her Facebook page. Her assertion — that the government would set up boards to determine whether seniors and the disabled were worthy of care —...
  • Obama Budget Director to Marry ABC Reporter (Budget Director and Economics Reporter- ha)

    12/30/2009 12:00:37 PM PST · by proxyswipe · 24 replies · 979+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Tim Graham
    The New York Times broke the story online yesterday that ABC economics reporter Bianna Golodryga, a regular contributor to Good Morning America, will marry Obama budget chief Peter Orszag next fall. They broke the happy news on the first half-hour of GMA Tuesday after Golodryga subbed in at the morning news desk and finished the newscast with Bristol Palin's custody suit with her ex-boyfriend and Playgirl model Levi Johnston. She quipped of Orszag: "There was no Playgirl shoot in his portfolio." Jackie Calmes reported the pairing yesterday:
  • Did Barack Obama Reward Financially Reward ABC News For the OBAMACARE Prime-time Special?

    12/18/2009 8:05:01 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 565+ views
    National Center/The Lid ^ | 12/18/09 | The Lid
    The health care debate began for real in June when ABC devoted an entire hour to Obamacare in a special edition of ABC's Prime time hosted anchor Charlie Gibson and (now incoming anchor) Diane Sawyer. Called "Questions for the President: Prescription for America" the special aired on June 24, 2009, from the East Room of the White House. Basically Obama was given solo airtime to pitch his health care agenda both in prime time and later that evening on Nightline. To make matters worse, Conservatives for Patients' Rights (CPR) a group that opposes Obamacare tried to air commercials giving the...
  • Gibbs : Obama’s crappy poll numbers are Gallup’s fault or something

    12/08/2009 1:36:57 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 24 replies · 958+ views
    Hot Air ^ | DECEMBER 8, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    A predictable update to yesterday’s Change. Every time I post a poll that’s bad news for conservatives, some denialist will show up in the comments to insist that (a) all polls are bunk and/or (b) this particular pollster is particularly bunk-ish. You and I call that person a troll. Obama calls him his press secretary. No video, but I like to imagine that he punctuated this with the fingers-in-the-ears “la la la la” routine while reporters shouted follow-ups. The punchline? Gallup’s numbers, at 47/46, were actually better than the numbers The One’s been pulling at Rasmussen and CNN lately.
  • NPR reporter pressured over Fox role (Mara Liasson)

    12/07/2009 6:25:55 AM PST · by libstripper · 83 replies · 5,005+ views
    The Politico ^ | DEcember 7, 2009 | Josh Gerstein
    Executives at National Public Radio recently asked the network’s top political correspondent, Mara Liasson, to reconsider her regular appearances on Fox News because of what they perceived as the network’s political bias, two sources familiar with the effort said. According to a source, Liasson was summoned in early October by NPR’s executive editor for news, Dick Meyer, and the network’s supervising senior Washington editor, Ron Elving. The NPR executives said they had concerns that Fox’s programming had grown more partisan, and they asked Liasson to spend 30 days watching the network. At a follow-up meeting last month, Liasson reported that...
  • Worst Prayers in the World (WP equates Ft Hood Allah Ahkbar with Patton's prayers)

    12/02/2009 8:43:45 AM PST · by wardaddy · 18 replies · 798+ views
    Wash PO blog ^ | 12-1-09 | Stevens-Arroyo
    But the granddaddy of bad prayers is, "Allahu Akbar!" uttered before shooting innocent people or setting off bombs to slaughter innocents to advance your own salvation. Such abuse by violence of God's will was not invented at Fort Hood. After all, General Patton ordered the composition of a prayer for good weather so that thousands of Germans could be bombed. Army sharpshooters - like the famous Alvin York of the First World War - prayed to God for a good aim to kill people. And the tradition goes back to the Crusades and beyond. But the Muslim version is the...
  • The tingle in Chris Matthews leg goes to his brain

    12/02/2009 2:58:06 AM PST · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1,546+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 02, 2009 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Those tingles up his leg that MSNBC talker Chris Matthews gets from President Barack Obama (D) have apparently zapped Matthews' brain. Analyzing Obama's speech at West Point last night with Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann, Matthews observed "It seems like in this case, there isn't a lot of excitement. I watched the cadets, they were young kids - men and women who were committed to serving their country professionally it must be said, as officers. And, I didn't see much excitement. But among the older people there, I saw, if not resentment, skepticism. I didn't see a lot of warmth...
  • Palin particularly popular among fans of Limbaugh and Beck

    11/30/2009 3:16:01 AM PST · by euram · 19 replies · 1,248+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-30-09 | Dan Balz and Jon Cohen
    Sarah Palin may or may not run for president in 2012, but she is already the overwhelming favorite in the Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck primaries. In a new Washington Post poll, Palin beats other GOP leaders on two questions: who best represents the party's core values, and who Republicans would vote for if the presidential nomination battle were held today. But she has particular appeal to the loyal followers of Limbaugh and Beck, two of the most popular conservative talk show hosts in the country.
  • Soros Funds NPR ( according to NPR around $250,000 )

    11/28/2009 3:32:10 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 20 replies · 1,068+ views
    This probably won't surprise anybody. I only took time to search for this because I was asked by someone if GS has his hands in public radio and I couldn't find a direct answer. Well, I found it. I'm not surprised Soros has given money to NPR, what does surprise me is that I didn't see any conservative blogs with this. I'm also surprised that I could find it directly on NPR's site, though it's not often mentioned. -----Mr. Soros, thanks so much for being with us. Mr. GEORGE SOROS (Financier, Soros Fund Management): It's my pleasure. SIMON(speaking to...
  • Climategate: Progressive media comes to the rescue!

    11/26/2009 4:11:57 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 11 replies · 571+ views
    The headline on this Guardian article is pretty sanitized: "Climate change email hacking to be looked into by University of East Anglia" But you don't have to read very far to see that the media has zero interest in investigating the content of the emails. They want the leakers destroyed; as do the scientists.
  • CBC airs anti-Sarah Palin book cover - Broadcaster uses wrong graphic for book image (Canada)

    11/19/2009 2:09:49 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 10 replies · 1,053+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Nov 18, 2009, 10:25 AM ET | Etan Vlessing
    TORONTO -- That pesky liberal anti-Sarah Palin media conspiracy is spreading. The former Alaska governor and U.S. vice presidential candidate is complaining over Newsweek's choice for a magazine cover shot. Now it turns out the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.'s flagship newscast "The National" put the wrong Palin book cover image on air Monday night as it introduced an item for her current "Going Rogue" book tour. Rather than display the cover for "Going Rogue: An American Life," Palin's memoir, "National" viewers saw the graphic for the anti-Palin essay collection "Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, an American Nightmare," by the Nation editors Richard...