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  • Michael Scherer on Ted Cruz’s TIME Magazine Cover Story | April 7, 2016 - 7:20

    04/07/2016 7:34:43 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 4-7-15 | Time/MSNBC
    Is Ted Cruz likable enough?
  • GOP vet: Trump win looking more and more likely

    10/18/2015 11:47:53 AM PDT · by libstripper · 106 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 18, 2015 | ByronYork
    "I've resisted the idea that Donald Trump could and would become the Republican nominee," writes GOP strategist Alex Castellanos in an email assessment of the presidential race. "Unhappily, I've changed my mind." Castellanos, who once said flatly that "Trump is not going to be the nominee," writes "the odds of Trump's success have increased and been validated in the past few weeks."
  • (NY TIMES article in #1) Talk in G.O.P. Turns to a Stop Donald Trump Campaign

    09/10/2015 10:41:00 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 92 replies ^ | Sept 4, 2015 | By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    Quiet conversations have begun in recent weeks among some of the Republican Party’s biggest donors and normally competing factions, all aimed at a single question: How can we stop Donald Trump?
  • Sunday News Shows Guest Lineup

    10/20/2013 6:05:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    ABC ^ | October 19, 2013
    Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla. ——— NBC's "Meet the Press" — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla. ——— CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va. ——— CNN's "State of the Union" — Cruz; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. ——— "Fox News Sunday" — Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo.
  • Obama hits bloggers, radio 'talking heads' who 'profit from conflict'

    10/19/2013 7:05:46 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | Oct 17, 2013 | Dylan Byers
    Demanding a change to the way business is done in Washington, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged lawmakers to ignore lobbyists, bloggers, "talking heads on radio" and "the professional activists who profit from conflict."
  • Are media buying into ‘phony scandal’ claim?

    07/27/2013 9:53:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | July 27, 2013
    Conservative leaders allege the media are trying to ignore the once high-profile scandals overshadowing the Obama administration, as President Obama and his aides aggressively push the claim that these controversies are "phony." The "phony scandal" line was the unofficial talking point of the week in Washington. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made it his fallback retort from the podium -- when asked about the president's new wave of speeches on the economy, Carney explained Obama was trying to refocus Washington away from "fake" controversies. For three speeches in a row, Obama hammered this refrain: "With this endless parade of...
  • Puzzlin' Evidence

    06/06/2013 6:42:53 PM PDT · by sitetest · 4 replies
    From the movie "True Stories." Apologies for the forced commercial at the beginning of this YouTube excerpt.
  • Leave Romney Be [Attention seeking "lace curtain right")

    09/24/2012 3:15:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 24, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    The other day I received my weekly missive from WallStreetJournal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan,in which she informed me and the world that "the Romney campaign has to get turned around." She added helpfully,"This week I called it incompetent,but only because I was being polite. I really meant 'rolling calamity.'" The media loved this column and repeated it widely. Their goal is to depress the Republican vote. Noonan's goal,apparently,is to get attention. Noonan got a lot of it in October 2008, when she wrote the following giddy nonsense about Barack Obama: He has within him the possibility to...
  • David Byrne Sues Florida Gov. Charlie Crist For $1 Million

    05/24/2010 7:04:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies · 887+ views ^ | May 24, 2010 | Gary Graff
    David Byrne is suing the governor of Florida, alleging that he used the Talking Heads' 1985 single "Road to Nowhere" without permission or proper licenses. Byrne is seeking $1 million in damages from Gov. Charlie Crist, who's also Florida's former Attorney General, and his senatorial campaign for use of the song earlier this year in a website and YouTube ad attacking his then-Republican primary opponent, Marco Rubio. Crist has since changed his campaign and is running as an independent candidate. The suit (Case Number 8:10-CV1187-T26 (MAP)) was filed early Monday afternoon in the United States District Court for the Middle...
  • Star Struck: Crist Sued By Old Rocker For $1 Million (Same As It Ever Was)

    05/24/2010 5:25:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 701+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Mon, May 24, 2010 | TODD WRIGHT
    Crist used the talking heads' classic "Road to Nowhere" without permissionFirst, Gov. Charlie Crist was auctioned off on eBay by his former party. Now, he is being sued by an old rock band for using one of their songs without permission. Road to Nowhere is reporting David Byrne of the Talking Heads is going after Crist for $1 million because the governor used the song "Road to Nowhere" in an ad that targeted GOP Senate candidate Marco Rubio earlier this year. The lawsuit, filed in Tampa, claims Crist and his campaign should pay what other companies have offered to...
  • VANITY: Please help me find a CPAC youtube video.

    05/19/2009 10:30:41 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 86 replies · 1,914+ views
    Around the time of CPAC or the comment Rush Limbaugh made about wanting Obama to fail, a youtube video was posted. It was a congressman or senator guest appearing on Fox News or CNN (???). He was dark haired, slim, good looking and really funny. I think he was also a rock and roll musician like Huckabee and Tony Snow. During the session, he defined the Republican party in these terms. Our liberty is from God not the Government. Our sovereignty is in our souls not the soil. Our security is through strength not surrender. Our prosperity is from the...
  • Obama and McCain

    10/26/2008 9:18:09 AM PDT · by Goonch · 6 replies · 782+ views
    Photo Begging For A Caption
  • Bill O'Reily Blows Pinheads and Patriots

    10/02/2008 3:42:37 PM PDT · by Meggers · 20 replies · 1,091+ views
    Flagged For Removal ^ | October 2, 2008 | Meg Kelso
    Bill O'Reilly has a feature called "Pinhead or Patriot?" on his evening talking head hour. He examines recent actions of people, usually celebrities, and based on those actions, he brands them "Pinhead" or "Patriot". Sometimes I agree with him and sometimes I don't. Sometimes his choices for "Patriot" seem almost condescending, like the recent knighting of Lady Elizabeth Taylor for rolling out on a stage. Yeah, I know...that comment made me a pinhead, but it's true nonetheless. I really doubt that the woman I saw did a whole lot in the way of licking envelopes. Lately I've been disagreeing more...
  • The Failure Of McCain's Taking Heads (Rapid "Fact" Response Team Lacking)

    09/17/2008 6:32:02 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 14 replies · 126+ views
    free republic and morning news shows | 09-17-08 | self
    We saw one example early on. The "deer in the headlights" look spokespeople for the McCain camp would get when "troopergate" was discussed. They had no quick answer.... Let me correct that, early on they had no answer at all. The media and the left framed it nicely as a "messy custody battle" and "Palin tried to get her sisters ex fired-its abuse of power". If James Carville was a republican, you can be sure the tasering of a child and the death threat against Palins father would be tossed out every time the matter was discussed. I can imagine...
  • Fred Thompson visits NBC's "Meet the Press," which nears its 60th anniversary (Tomorrow Morning!)

    11/03/2007 9:46:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 186+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | Saturday, November 3, 2007 | Hal Boedeker
    A look at the Sunday morning chat circuit ... Former Sen. Fred Thompson visits NBC's "Meet the Press." Of special note, the program is reaching its 60th anniversary. It debuted on Nov. 20, 1947, and is the world's longest-running TV program. It airs at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. Former President George H.W. Bush will talk to "Fox News Sunday." It airs at 9 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Sen Joseph Biden will take questions on CBS' "Face the Nation." It airs at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Another guest will be Mark Penn, who is a strategist for Sen. Hillary...
  • David Byrne criticises Bush, Cheney

    01/30/2007 1:38:15 PM PST · by presidio9 · 51 replies · 785+ views
    Rocker David Byrne has accused US President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for leading the country the same way the late Saddam Hussein led Iraq. Byrne is stunned at the Iraq war and is vehemently against it, said He said: 'It's like we are in shock. At least I am. The majority of Americans don't want to commit more troops, Congress doesn't want to commit more troops, but George and Dick do and by god they are gonna have it. And I thought, 'Can they just do this?' I thought only people like Saddam Hussein could...
  • Pundits on McLaughlin Group, Beltway Boys & Inside Washington Issue Predictions

    11/06/2006 6:32:08 AM PST · by meg88 · 25 replies · 1,324+ views ^ | November 5, 2006 | Brent Baker
    On shows aired Friday and Saturday, the journalists and political pundits on the McLaughlin Group, FNC's Beltway Boys and Inside Washington, a local Washington, DC program, made predictions for what will occur in Tuesday's elections. All presumed that Democrats will win enough seats to takeover the House and most forecast that Democrats will win a majority of the most-contested Senate seats. Below is a rundown of the specific predictions issued by columnist Pat Buchanan, Newsweek writer Eleanor Clift, Washington Times editorial page Editor Tony Blankley, Democratic political veteran and television producer Lawrence O'Donnell, John McLaughlin, Weekly Standard Executive Editor Fred...
  • The uncomfortable truth about school shootings

    10/05/2006 9:42:48 AM PDT · by OH2Am · 21 replies · 974+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | October 4, 2006 | Ken Hanson
    In a remarkable moment of candor, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell today acknowledged that stronger gun laws could not have prevented the horrible shooting at the Amish school in Lancaster County. Rendell, a staunch gun control advocate, admitted, “I believe with all my heart that we need more gun control” during a live press conference. But he also acknowledged that tougher gun laws would not have prevented gunman Charles Carl Roberts IV from carrying out his deadly attack, noting, “You can make all the changes you want, but you can never stop a random act of violence by someone intent on...
  • Calling All FReepers

    08/29/2006 6:02:42 PM PDT · by olde north church · 19 replies · 581+ views
    8-29-2006 | Olde North Church
    Can we organize, mobilize, FReeperize.
  • A Secret the terrorists already knew

    06/30/2006 4:27:53 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 42 replies · 1,212+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 30,2006 | Roger Cressey, Richard Clarke
    COUNTERTERRORISM has become a source of continuing domestic and international political controversy. Much of it, like the role of the Iraq war in inspiring new terrorists, deserves analysis and debate. Increasingly, however, many of the political issues surrounding counterterrorism are formulaic, knee-jerk, disingenuous and purely partisan. The current debate about United States monitoring of transfers over the Swift international financial system strikes us as a case of over-reaction by both the Bush administration and its critics.
  • Tribal Loyalties and Public Lies

    06/23/2006 10:52:47 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 15 replies · 908+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 23 June 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    There are two, regular participants on Fox News who are so predictable and strident in public lying to push their political issues that the instant they appear I now hit the channel change button. I won’t name them. I’m sure all readers have their own list of talking heads on TV who are so dishonest, so obnoxious, you have the same reaction to them – turn them off immediately. Last weekend saw “Spamalot!” on Broadway. Thinking about it afterward, I realized that lyrics from one of the greatest musicals ever, explained what is happening among the talking heads recruited from...
  • Hannity Blows It With Rita (So Does Accu-Weather's Joe Bastardi) - VANITY

    09/24/2005 3:26:04 PM PDT · by NYC Republican · 147 replies · 4,408+ views
    Self | 9/24/05 | Self
    I'll start off by stating that I've always been a huge Hannity supporter. His program election afternoon/eve was one of the most inspiring, one of the most effective broadcasts ever, IMHO, possibly helping Bush win Ohio by a relatively small margin. This was possibly his best program ever. This past week was one of his worst ever. I don't mean to downplay the damage caused by Rita, but it was far less destructive than had been predicted. My beef with Hannity was that he tried to sensationalize every aspect of the possible disaster, both on his radio and TV shows....
  • Nanny Sues Imus Over Ranch Wrangle (Toy gun, tiny knife triggered woman's firing by radio star)

    11/30/2004 10:49:12 AM PST · by new cruelty · 186 replies · 10,286+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | NOVEMBER 30
    NOVEMBER 30--A New York woman who briefly worked as a nanny for Don Imus has sued the radio host for wrongful termination, claiming she was canned for bringing a harmless cap gun and pocketknife with her during a trip last Thanksgiving to the family's sprawling New Mexico ranch. Nichole Mallette, 24, also claimed in her New York State Supreme Court lawsuit, a copy of which you'll find below, that she was defamed when Imus later announced on his program that he had been forced to "disarm" his nanny, whom he labeled as dangerous and a "terrorist." In her complaint, filed...
  • Zogby: The Race Is Still Kerry’s To Lose (Barf alert)

    09/30/2004 2:48:15 PM PDT · by BoBToMatoE · 42 replies · 2,237+ views
    Zoby On Line ^ | 9-30-2004 | John Zogby
    And in 1980, when Americans seemed to have made up their minds about not voting for President Jimmy Carter, they needed to be assured that his opponent, Republican Ronald Reagan was more than a dangerous ideologue or a Grade B actor. Reagan delivered one of the great knockout blows in presidential debate history: “Are you better off than you were fours ago?”
  • Kerry is on "The Road to Nowhere" (PARODY)

    09/02/2004 9:26:20 PM PDT · by HawkeyeLonewolf · 6 replies · 588+ views
    2004-09-03 | Kevin L. Kitchens
    Road to Nowhere(Parody of Talking Heads "Road to Nowhere") by Kevin L. Kitchens The campaign's all but over, but you don't know what went wrong. Your candidate is a loser, why'd you'd keep him for so long? Cause you're blind to the real truth, don't confuse you with the facts. Liberalism is dying, and it won't get back on track. Yeah! You're on the road to nowhere, Kerry's your guide. You'll take the ride to nowhere, Teddy can drive. Hillary's mad this morning, and so what's new? You had a goal to socialize, and you failed, and you failed. You're...
  • This is NOT the Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread

    07/10/2004 8:56:19 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 16 replies · 701+ views
    various | 7/10/04 | self
    This is NOT the Sunday Morning Talk Show ThreadThis is only a quick preview of the guest line up, according to web sources as of Saturday, 10:30 AM, CT, for both the Saturday and Sunday talking head shows.. Saturday11 AM CDT FNC - Weekend Live With Tony SnowPanelists debate the selection of John Edwards as John Kerry's running mate; Sen. Olympia Snow (R-Maine).5 PM CDT FNC - The Beltway BoysThe Democratic ticket is set and the gloves are off. The presidential campaign starts a new phase, we'll tell you how each camp is gearing up for the fight.5:30 CDT FNC...
  • Concerned VANITY POST: ACCUWEATHER wants us to PAY for NOAA taxpayer weather info!

    06/27/2004 5:36:55 AM PDT · by kemosabe · 11 replies · 381+ views
    me ^ | 27 June 2004 | kemosabe
    NOAA provides free reportage of the weather information they gather. This information is Taxpayer Funded. On the 30th of June 2004, Public Comments expire on the revision of NOAA's Internet Policy. read this and comment directly to NOAA. Mr.BarryMeyers for ACCUWEATHER CORP is trying to get NOAA to cut us out of the Taxpayer Funded Info-Loop. Aren't you tired of BAD TV WEATHER REPORTING ? Should we suffer even further by having to pay twice for a truly disinformative service? You can also reach the 'HEAD-KNOCKER' directly on this link. the time to add your thoughts and comments...
  • Getting thisclose to my 15 minutes of fame

    05/17/2004 6:02:23 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 18 replies · 137+ views
    Oak Lawn (IL) Reporter ^ | 5/20/04 | Michael M. Bates
    It almost happened last week. Thursday brought an email from a producer for the cable network CNBC. "Hi Mike, would you be available for a tv interview tonight with John Seigenthaler on CNBC? We're putting together a segment on this whole selective indignation/outrage in Iraq. This segment would be taped at 7:15pm. Looking forward to hearing from you." Finally, a chance to indoctrina. . . I mean, address a large, nationwide audience. And on the same network that Maria "the Money Honey" Bartiromo appears on. Who could ask for more? It could have been great, and perhaps marked a turning...
  • Oct 27 O'Reilly (The Factor)

    10/27/2003 5:58:41 PM PST · by Dale 1 · 43 replies · 181+ views
    Is there anyone watching the Factor (Bill O’Reilly) tonight? I have been and I am pissed that he first discounted W’s involvement in “reserves” as not counting as military duty. Then Bill O’Reilly pushed a point that ended with him saying “the Pentagon is either lying or they don’t know”. I recently retired from the “pentagon” and I want to assure you that mostly we knew and we never lied. I am very disappointed the O’Reilly pissed on reservist and pentagoners. I think that O’Reilly is so determined to be seen as a neuter, that he has in fact neutered...

    10/19/2003 7:55:59 AM PDT · by gcruse · 7 replies · 350+ views
    Frontline ^ | 1995 | Howard Kurtz
    By Howard Kurtz. Published by Random House 1995. Copyright (c) 1995 Howard Kurtz. All rights reserved. CHAPTER NINE: "TALKING FOR DOLLARS" James Kilpatrick has described the practice of lawmakers ac cepting lucrative speaking fees as nothing less than a "scandal." "Members of the House and Senate ... accept invitations to speak to a trade association or other special-interest group, the conservative columnist writes. "The member, often accompanied by his wife, goes to such agreeable spots as Boca Raton or Honolulu, makes a little talk, and picks up a check for $2,000 plus travel expenses ... The practice smells to...
  • Caption This: Dan Blather "Exclusive"

    02/26/2003 10:43:19 AM PST · by Alouette · 55 replies · 399+ views
    Yahoo ^ | fEB. 26, 2003 | Reuters
  • Watching U.S. Elections From The Great White North

    11/08/2002 2:18:19 PM PST · by Apolitical · 13 replies · 246+ views
    American Enterprise Magazine Online ^ | November 8, 2002 | Marni Soupcoff
    It was the first Tuesday in November, and the nation was glued to its television screens. All across the land, eager viewers watched, hoping to catch part of a gloating victory speech or maybe a quick cutaway to a loser's disappointed face. It was the day the country had long been awaiting, and no one could yet tell who would emerge victorious. It was ("drum roll please") the awarding of the Giller Prize for fiction! Yes, that was the big news here in Canada Tuesday night. In its typical self-absorbed fashion, Canada was paying more attention to an obscure Canuck...
  • 'Message discipline' makes for dull TV (Whine Alert)

    08/16/2002 5:00:38 AM PDT · by Valin · 4 replies · 159+ views
    <p>If you're among those obsessed few who spend Sunday mornings watching the political chat shows, you've surely noticed that "Meet the Press" and "This Week" and others sometimes have the same high-ranking Bush administration official saying the exact same thing.</p>
  • Provocative Punditry-Loved Or Hated, Andrew Sullivan Has Become A Phenom. For Saying What He Thinks

    04/18/2002 5:06:13 AM PDT · by LoneGOPinCT · 2 replies · 451+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | 18 Apr 02 | Kevin Canfield, Staff Writer
    Provocative Punditry Loved Or Hated, Andrew Sullivan Has Become A Phenomenon For Saying What He Thinks April 18, 2002 By KEVIN CANFIELD, Courant Staff Writer WASHINGTON - Here is Andrew Sullivan, a British-born pundit who, since 9/11, has been the nation's most nimble-minded critic of the war on terrorism. In the eyes of opinion-makers as astute as Ron Rosenbaum of the New York Observer, he is a modern-day George Orwell. And here is Andrew Sullivan, an HIV-positive gay man who uses the high-rent acreage of The New Republic, the New York Times Magazine and, most efficiently, his website to lay...
  • Network News Anchors: Dynamos Or Dying Breed?

    03/19/2002 4:10:25 AM PST · by LoneGOPinCT · 2 replies · 428+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | 19 Mar 02 | Kevin Canfield
    Network News Anchors: Dynamos Or Dying Breed? March 19, 2002 By KEVIN CANFIELD, Courant Staff Writer These are boom times for TV news. About 30 million people tune in to one of the networks' flagship 6:30 broadcasts each night, almost four million more than were watching before Sept. 11. Yet every big-time pundit in the land is lining up to eulogize the big three newscasts. "I think this moment is the last glorious hurrah for the traditional network news anchors," Kurt Andersen, co-founder of the defunct online media magazine, said in an interview late last year with, "because...
  • Pentagon Report Discusses Nukes - John Pike posts national defense information on web

    03/18/2002 4:01:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies · 505+ views ^ | March 15, 2002 | ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer
    WASHINGTON - The military wants to develop nuclear bombs that could destroy - not just disturb - deeply buried and fortified underground targets, according to excerpts from a classified Pentagon report. The report, called the Nuclear Posture Review and completed in January, said more than 10,000 underground military facilities exist in more than 70 countries. About 1,400 of the underground facilities are considered specially important because they house weapons of mass destruction, ballistic missiles or top-level military command stations, the report said. "At present the United States lacks adequate means to deal with these strategic facilities," it said. The U.S....