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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 moonbattery.com ^ | 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 (CNNMoney.com) -- 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.