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  • Newspapers say reduced publishing is working

    06/02/2010 3:10:42 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies · 314+ views
    ABC News 12 Michigan ^ | June 1st | Autumn Perry
    A year ago today, print journalism in Mid-Michigan changed drastically. The Flint Journal, Saginaw News and the Bay City Times started printing three days a week instead of seven. The papers have since added one more day, but some longtime readers want more. There is always one constant with change: some simply don't like it. "I'm kinda old school," said one man. The three newspapers shifted their focus to online content when deciding to reduce printing days. Colette Weier is a Flint Journal reader. "I remember having the Flint Journal since I was able to read. It's always been a...
  • Next Takeover Target: The News Media (FTC paper)

    06/02/2010 2:57:06 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies · 892+ views
    FTC via ^ | June 1st | Van Helsing
    The Marxist in the White House has already taken big steps toward nationalizing the banking, insurance, automobile, and healthcare industries. Federal foot-dragging over protecting the coast from the Gulf oil spill could be motivated by a desire to have as many oil-coated pelicans as possible on the evening news as a prelude to nationalization of the energy sector. What else would be at the top of a communist's list of takeovers if not the very media that installed him in power? Mark Tapscott reports on the Federal Trade Commission's working paper on "reinventing journalism," an initiative intended to transform the...
  • Pakistani College Becomes Focus Of A Social Struggle ( Conservative = terrorist )

    05/31/2010 3:30:51 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 265+ views
    NPR ^ | May 19th | Steve Inskeep
    INSKEEP: A male student standing nearby says feel free to talk. I'm not a Jamiati, not one of the conservatives. Fasal tells a story then about the day when boys and girls played a game of truth or dare. Conservative students grabbed two players and beat them. Ms. FASAL: (Foreign language spoken) Unidentified Woman #2: After that incident, she has been very careful. INSKEEP: What do you want to do when you graduate? Unidentified Woman #2: (Foreign language spoken) Ms. FASAL: (Foreign language spoken) INSKEEP: She's not sure - maybe teach, maybe go into the media. For now, getting through...
  • What Rand Paul Is Saying: Laws Can't End Racism, Only You Can. (Libs Like Morality Being Legislated?

    05/23/2010 10:45:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies · 598+ views
    5/23/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    This whole fiasco boils down to three parts: 1.) Tea Party-backed Rand Paul needs to win the Senate seat, not engage in philospohical debates - at least not now. Do that later after the seat is won (which it will be). Why will it be won, regardless of the hit job on Rand Paul? Because most people saw the establishment media pouncing on him simultaneously like a well organized machine - from both the left and the right - and they know that they were out to get him. 2.) Rand Paul himself has said that he is personally against...
  • The State-Run Media's Spin on the Gulf Oil Spill

    05/08/2010 8:04:31 PM PDT · by SalAOR · 7 replies · 383+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 5/8/2010 | Sal
    The use of a state-run media to prop up the State* has always been a hallmark of Marxist regimes. The Obama administration regime is only the latest in a long line of those who use the state to spread lies and falsehoods that are so obviously contradictions of the truth that they become almost laughable, at least at first. Eventually, the lie is repeated so often that the majority of people begin to believe it to be the truth. That process has started in regards to Obama’s lackluster response to the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of...
  • Newsweek Editor Promotes Obama View that Opponents Are 'Afraid of the Future,' and ..

    04/08/2010 10:10:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 721+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/8/10 | Tim Graham
    Unsurprisingly, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham bowed deeply to New Yorker editor David Remnick and his new book on their agreed-upon hero, Barack Obama: "envy gives way to admiration" of Remnick’s skills, he wrote in his "Top of the Week" commentary in the magazine. Meacham hyped the notion that when asked about the "racial component of the opposition," Obama told Remnick "I tend to be fairly forgiving about the anxiety that people feel about change."
  • AP Broad Brush Strokes The GOP By Implying That The Whole GOP Was For The Individual Mandate?

    03/27/2010 2:22:03 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies · 451+ views
    3/27/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Let me see if I get this right... The AP article says that the Heritage Foundation, Nixon and the GOP were for the individual mandate in the past. They say that the GOP was for the mandate as an alternative to HillaryCare in 1994. They then bring up Mitt Romney recently being for the individual mandate. First of all, I didn't see a run down of just how many in the GOP supported the individual mandate in 1994. Secondly, they don't show how many of them are still in office after that. Third, to not list who in the GOP...
  • Karl Rove 'In The Fight' Again With New Memoir (fantastic interview)

    03/26/2010 3:23:52 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 31 replies · 885+ views
    NPR ^ | March 17th | Terry Gross
    This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. My guest, Karl Rove, was called the architect by President George W. Bush, the architect of Bush's successful reelection campaign. A critical bestselling book about Rove used the nickname "Bush's brain," and described Rove as the co-president. In the Washington Post, reporters Peter Baker and Michael Fletcher describe Rove as, quote, "the primary author of President Bush's two successful national campaigns and perhaps the most influential and controversial presidential strategist of his generation," unquote. Karl Rove ran George W. Bush's campaigns beginning with his run for governor of Texas. Rove served as senior...
  • NPR Ditches 'Pro-life' Label in Favor of Left-leaning 'Abortion Rights Opponent'

    03/25/2010 10:12:09 PM PDT · by OneLoyalAmerican · 40 replies · 759+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/25/2010 | Lachlan Markay
    Words matter. They speak volumes about issues. So when individuals or groups try to change the words associated with a heated political issue, take note and take care. The folks at National Public Radio understand the power of words. Managing Editor David Sweeney announced yesterday that the station would no longer refer to people in the abortion debate as "pro-choice" and "pro-life." Instead, the station will say "abortion rights advocates" and "abortion rights opponents," according to a memo circulated to NPR staff. In making this change, NPR is shifting the terms of the debate to make it more friendly to...
  • Obama taps NPR reporter's sister for federal bench

    03/17/2010 1:55:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 548+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has nominated the sister of National Public Radio legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg (TOH'-ten-burgh) for a federal judgeship. Obama on Wednesday tapped Amy Totenberg for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She has been in private practice and has served as an arbitrator in Atlanta since 2000.
  • Did ABC Stage Report on Toyota Acceleration?

    03/12/2010 6:03:29 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 67 replies · 1,581+ views
    WTAQ 1360 AM ^ | March 9th | Jerry Bader
    According to Toyota, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, ABC's report on potential acceleration problems shows the tachometer at 6,000 RPM when evidence of the vehicle shows it is in park. ABC has replaced the video (never a good sign). Further, this story involves a manipulation of the electronics in question. Toyota's counter offensive came on the same day an out of control Prius was stopped with help from police on a San Diego freeway. Whether or not Toyota product has rapid acceleration problems is becoming the "Elvis sightings" equivalent of the automotive industry. As such, it could be...
  • We Know More About the KILLER Whale in Five Hours, Than We Knew About Obama Before the Election

    02/26/2010 8:15:24 AM PST · by opentalk · 21 replies · 1,087+ views
    bungalow's bill conservative wisdom ^ | Feb, 25, 2010 | Bungalow Bill
    About a week before the 2008 election, Tom Brokaw sat in front of Charlie Rose on PBS stating we really don’t know much about Barack Obama. The two then exchanged back and forth all the things the mainstream media failed to ask Obama or dig up as we headed into the election just a few days later. This was the sad assessment of the state of the media and its bias leading into election day. The mainstream media failed to report on Obama’s college days, his birth certificate, his drug use, his associations with Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Frank Marshall...
  • CNN Analyst Avlon: CPAC's 'Saving Freedom' Theme 'A Little Extreme'

    02/20/2010 4:16:56 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 24 replies · 728+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | February 19th | Matthew Balan
    AVLON: Well, the theme of this conference, below the podium and in the seminar rooms, is 'saving freedom,' and that's certainly how the participants view this. They believe themselves to be saving freedom, fighting against socialism...while they can build a bridge to independents on the issue of fiscal conservatism...if you try to extend that and then say it's a fight against socialism, which is the general consensus right now, that seems like a bridge too far. This is a group of people, when they say 'saving freedom,' they're confusing, at heart, losing an election with living under tyranny. That's a...
  • 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...
  • Another Palin Hit Job: Newsweek Cover Claims Former Alaska Governor 'Bad News' for Everybody

    11/14/2009 9:30:49 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 195 replies · 5,972+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 13, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Sarah Palin's new book "Going Rogue" is set for release on Nov. 17 and with that will likely come a media blitz of epic proportions. However, based on the cover of the Nov. 23 issue of Newsweek, someone felt a response was warranted. The wizards of smart at Newsweek took an image from a shoot of Palin that originally appeared in Runner's World magazine for the cover and splashed the headlines, "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sarah?" and "She's Bad News for the GOP - and For Everybody Else, Too." ...more (with bare-legged Palin cover)...
  • Alexa: MSNBC barely registers with online news readers

    11/14/2009 12:19:47 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 11 replies · 718+ views
    Where people go on * 19.6% * 19.1% * 5.8% * 5.1% * 4.6% * 4.1% * 3.5% * 3.0%
  • SF Chronicle to print on high-quality glossy paper

    11/14/2009 5:41:23 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 29 replies · 944+ views
    AP Obama ^ | November 3rd
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Chronicle says it will become the first newspaper in the nation to print on high-quality glossy paper.</p>
  • State Run Media

    11/09/2009 7:16:40 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 263+ views ^ | 11/09/2009 | Bill Turner
    The reality of the situation is such that the state run media, or main stream media if you will, controls what a vast majority of America sees. If you have cable or a satellite dish, you have choice in news programming. If you have an antenna in the air, you are stuck with the state run media of ABC, CBS and NBC. The state run media is not the news media of integrity and facts. There are no real journalists to be found on the news any longer. The news providers are entertainers, who offer you their perspective on the...
  • Tea and Sympathy ( Hasan suffers from Pre Post Traumatic Stress Disorder )

    11/07/2009 6:07:41 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies · 925+ views
    NRO ^ | November 7th | Mark Steyn
    The Nothing-to-see-here media continue to do a grand job. Chris Matthews: We may never know if religion was a factor at Fort Hood. That's almost certainly true in your case, Chris. As for yelling "Allahu akbar" as you open fire, Michael Tomasky, one of the American lefties on the Guardian's payroll, explains it for us know-nothings: The fact that Hassan reportedly shouted the above is meant, I suppose, to imply that he was an extremist fanatic. I'm not sure that it does. My understanding is that it's something Arab people often shout before doing something or other. It's used in...
  • What kind of books did Major Malik Nadal Hasan read?

    11/05/2009 3:15:07 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies · 1,178+ views
    Can we get a liberal journalist to investigate that? Let's wait and see. I doubt we'll get the same kind of curiousity from liberal journalists about that.
  • ‘Sesame Street’ Trashes Fox News (PBS)

    11/03/2009 7:06:07 AM PST · by opentalk · 42 replies · 1,998+ views
    Big Hollywood breitbart ^ | 11-03-2009 | Stage Right
    Add one more soldier to the Left’s war on Fox News: Oscar the Grouch. Last week, in a re-broadcast of an episode that originally aired two years ago, Oscar starts his own news network, GNN (Grouchy News Network). An irate viewer calls in to berate him that the news is not grouchy enough: “I am changing the channel. From now on I am watching ‘Pox’ News. Now there is a trashy news show.” Later , Anderson Cooper from 4th place CNN, guest stars as a reporter for GNN. “Walter Cranky” and “Dan Rather-Not” — Muppets representing real-life liberal news personalities...
  • Milton Friedman - "Throw the bums out" - Defeat the progressive msm

    10/31/2009 4:19:11 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 41 replies · 1,627+ views
    Here's a transcript of what's said: Unknown voice: "We need to change congress" Friedman: No, we don't need to change congress, excuse me. You know, people have a great misunderstanding about this. People in congress are in the business, they're trying to buy votes. They're in the business of competing with one another to get elected. The same congressman will vote for a different thing if he thinks that's politically profitable. You don't have to change congress. People have a great misconception in this way they think the way you solve things is by electing the right people. It's nice...
  • And The Most Irresponsible Journalist Award Goes to The Politico’s Jonathan Martin!

    10/30/2009 4:53:25 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 41 replies · 4,502+ views
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 10/30/2009 | Emily Geiger
    So tell me, how do you write a “news” story about an organization paying for a speaker when you don’t even know if the organization is paying for the speaker? Ask “journalist” Jonathan Martin. He knows all about it. You see, Jonny wrote a piss poor story the other day about how the Iowa Family Policy Center will be paying a large speaker fee if Sarah Palin comes to Iowa to keynote the IFPC’s fall funderaiser. The only problem is that Jonny has no sources confirming that any exorbitant fee is being charged or paid. In fact, he had just...
  • I-Team Uncovers Billions Lost To Medicare Fraud (Is this entrapment?) (Re: Acorn tapes)

    10/30/2009 10:12:54 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 11 replies · 1,125+ views
    CBS 4 Miami ^ | October 26th | Steven Stock
    CBS4 I-Team Investigator Stephen Stock went undercover with other I-Team member to find suspect medical clinics operating in South Florida one step ahead of the law. The grainy, shaky undercover video tape shot by the CBS4 I-Team shows dozens of...........
  • Yes, journalists deserve subsidies too (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/30/2009 6:34:35 AM PDT · by abb · 42 replies · 1,531+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2009 | Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols
    snip It is not only the demise of big-name papers that should raise concern; the rapid decline of the newspaper industry is playing out quietly, with small, reasonably responsible dailies in cities and rural regions across the country disappearing without widespread notice. Dozens of daily and weekly newspapers have closed this year. Cities that once enjoyed the fruits of newspaper competition (Denver, Seattle) are starving. "Surviving" publications -- and many have filed for bankruptcy -- are cutting reporting staffs to the bone (this month, the New York Times said it would cut 100 more newsroom jobs). International bureaus, statehouse bureaus...
  • Page 16 of the House Health-Care Bill Does Not Make Insurance Illegal ( BARF )

    10/30/2009 5:08:45 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 5 replies · 652+ views
    Washington Compost ^ | July 23rd | Ezra Klein
    There's been a weird talking point bubbling up that the House health-care plan makes private insurance -- sigh -- illegal. Rep. Michelle Bachmann, who breathes out crazy like the rest of us exhale carbon dioxide, warns that "on the 16th page, it says whatever health care you have now, it’s going to be gone within five years." Investor's Business Daily says, "right there on Page 16 is a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal." Sigh. Not really. Shadowfax does the lord's work and explains what's actually going on here. The short version is that your insurance doesn't become illegal....
  • MSNBC will air anti-Dobbs ad

    10/29/2009 2:16:29 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 33 replies · 1,676+ views ^ | 10-29-2009 | Michael Calderone
    Two weeks ago, CNN rejected an advertisement from Media Matters and America's Voice, an immigration reform group, to "drop" host Lou Dobbs because of his immigration views. Today, America's Voice announced that the "Drop Dobbs" ad will get some play in major markets beginning tonight on one of CNN's rivals: It will air during MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show."
  • Brit Hume Asks How CNN, Others 'Like Being Patted on the Head & Given the Seal of Approval' by W.H.

    10/19/2009 10:19:45 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 54 replies · 3,227+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 20, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    After another round of attacks from the White House, this time from higher levels of the Obama administration, Brit Hume, a senior political analyst for Fox News, went to bat for his network. On the Oct. 19 broadcast of Fox News Channel's "Special Report with Bret Baier," Hume gave his best effort to rationalize why White House Chief of Staff Rahm and Obama Senior Advisor David Axelrod used two Sunday morning news show appearances to beat up on the highly rated news channel. According to Hume, it was because they disapproved of the stories his channel broke over the last...
  • Newsweek Mag: FOX News is Un-American

    10/18/2009 7:01:24 PM PDT · by Justaham · 58 replies · 2,704+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-18-09
    The White House must be so proud. Following their lead, the state-run media is now boldly bashing FOX News, too. The former news magazine known as Newsweek is now calling FOX News “un-American.”
  • White House admits (on camera): We 'control' news media

    10/18/2009 5:33:06 PM PDT · by kellynla · 113 replies · 6,643+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 18, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    <p>TEL AVIV – President Obama's presidential campaign focused on "making" the news media cover certain issues while rarely communicating anything to the press unless it was "controlled," White House Communications Director Anita Dunn disclosed to the Dominican government at a videotaped conference.</p>
  • Open Letter to the Main Stream Media: We are NOT Amateurs and we are going to kick your butts.

    10/12/2009 10:43:56 PM PDT · by notaliberal · 5 replies · 880+ views
    Vanity-Pukin Dog ^ | 09/11/2004 | Pukin Dog
    REPOST: This is one of my favorite vanities. Ok! Ok! I know Pukin Dog has been banned, but you never know he might have come back under another name. This post is so good, I thought you might enjoy reading it again.