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  • Leading the charge for GOP insurgents

    05/03/2010 1:48:39 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 500+ views ^ | May 4, 2010 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Santa Barbara is about as far from Greenville, S.C., as you can get in the continental United States, but Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) cares more about principle than geography. He is leading a conservative insurgency across America. Speaking at the David Horowitz Freedom Center's annual retreat here late last month, DeMint told the faithful that if they want to return to the principles of limited government, they need to elect people who believe in limited government: "I came into the Senate with 55 Republicans, George W. Bush in the White House and large majorities of Republicans in the House, and...
  • Can you elect a guy who paid no taxes? ('RAT ALERT)

    04/29/2010 10:27:14 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 19 replies · 612+ views
    Southtown Star (Chicago) ^ | April 29, 2010 | PHIL 'THE CAD' KADNER
    Bill Brady, the Republican candidate for governor of Illinois, paid no federal income tax in 2009. In recent weeks, I've written a couple of columns about reports that nearly half the people in the United States will not pay federal income tax for 2009. In part, that's the result of new tax credits aimed at stimulating the economy. Still, as someone who paid the tax, it bothers me that some people don't. Especially people wealthier than I am. When that wealthier person happens to be a political candidate complaining about high taxes, well, it seems sort of wrong. Brady reported...
  • The Boy Who Cried "Racist!"

    04/23/2010 1:46:38 PM PDT · by foutsc · 15 replies · 665+ views
    Western Hero ^ | 23 April 2010 | Silverfiddle
    A Dark Kristallnacht of the Soul Tired of the left's over-the-top hyperventilating about the tea party being the Second Coming of Hitler?  Michael Moynihan puts this historically ignorant liberal lunacy in perspective in his excellent Reason Magazine article,  Red America White Power Reichskristallnacht—often called the "Night of Broken Glass" [...]  "Apart from the 267 synagogues destroyed and the 7,500 businessees vandalized, some ninety one Jews had been killed all over Germany and hundreds more had committed suicide or died as a result of mistreatment in the camps." Would you be surprised to learn that a similar spasm of violence...
  • "South Park" airs censored episode after threat [Caves to Peaceful Religion]

    04/22/2010 8:31:11 AM PDT · by Scythian · 54 replies · 1,986+ views
    Satirical animated TV show "South Park" beeped out the words Prophet Muhammad and plastered its Wednesday episode with the word "CENSORED" after being issued a grim warning by a U.S. Muslim group. The irreverent comedy show on Comedy Central also substituted a controversial image seen last week of the Prophet Muhammad in a bear outfit with one of Santa Claus in the same costume. It was not immediately clear if the move was a bid to tread carefully following the warning against the "South Park" creators, or if they were poking fun at the fuss.
  • In Never-Before-Aired Tapes, McVeigh Tells Families: 'Get Over It'

    04/20/2010 1:14:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 122 replies · 3,174+ views ^ | April 20, 2010 | Brett Michael Dykes
    Timothy McVeigh, executed in 2001 for the Oklahoma City terrorist bombing that killed 168 people, coldly declined to express remorse for his actions in a set of interview tapes aired for the first time Monday night on MSNBC.
  • Why all of a sudden is OK City Bombing Ceremonies Hot News?

    04/19/2010 7:17:07 AM PDT · by Marty62 · 121 replies · 1,990+ views
    Fox | Self
    Why is Fox pushing so hard this AM to marginalize dissenting Americans? Hemmer/MacCullum pushing the OK City Bombing. Over the past 15 years I only remember blips about memorial ceremonies. Same with 9-11 memorial services. Now all of a sudden the msm is trying to propagandize the dissent of Today with the Islamofascist terrorist and the McVeigh bombing. Everyone involved with the TPM should voice their outrage at the obvious attempt to slander the TPM.
  • Breitbart Rips MSNBC; Calls MSM 'Bull---- Artists' for Coverage of Tea Parties (Video)

    04/16/2010 6:02:04 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 17 replies · 1,458+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 16, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Are the mainstream media playing fast and loose with their coverage of the tea parties and what the tea party activists believe? Andrew Breitbart says they are, and points to accusations of racism. Breitbart spoke at one of the tea party events held near the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. on April 15. He said his involvement in the movement began when he realized how the media would react to the Tea Party movement and detailed an incident in which Contessa Brewer's MSNBC cropped out the face of a black man in footage of a tea party event to make...
  • AP Headline: 'Crash the Tea Party' organizer is threatened (media found their talking point)

    04/14/2010 10:10:26 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 81 replies · 2,753+ views
    AP ^ | April 14, 2010 11:25 AM ET | no byline
    ...Beaverton Middle School teacher Jason Levin's group wants to infiltrate the Tea Party to discredit the organization. But since Levin's name has been associated with the "Crash the Tea Party" Web site, he has been harassed by people who say they belong to that group. Levin told KATU-TV that his phone has been ringing around the clock and his answering machine is recording threats...
  • NY Times investigating plagiarism allegations

    02/16/2010 1:35:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 410+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/10 | AP
    NEW YORK – The New York Times is looking into the work of one its reporters following accusations that he plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal and other sources. The paper published an editor's note online Sunday and in papers Monday that said reporter Zachery Kouwe "appears to have improperly appropriated wording and passages published by other news organizations." The Times said Journal editors pointed out similarities between a Journal story from Feb. 5 and Times pieces later that day and on Feb. 6. The Times said a search found other similar examples taken from media outlets like Reuters and...
  • Administration appealed to Reuters to take down 'Backdoor Taxes To Hit Middle Class'. story

    02/02/2010 11:31:48 PM PST · by Blonde · 86 replies · 5,016+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 2, 2010 | Gillian Reagan
    The lead story at as of 11:30 a.m. this morning was "**REUTERS: Backdoor taxes to hit middle class." But Reuters withdrew the article last night. Drudge noted the change and wrote: "**REUTERS pulls tax story..." then added another link to the top left margin: "Largest-ever federal payroll to hit 2.15 million employees..." So what happened? According to a Reuters rep, the was withdrawn "due to significant errors of fact." "The story was wrong on multiple points and should not have gone out," she emailed us. A formal withdrawal will issued will address specific points that were incorrect later today....
  • Newsweek Reporter Urges Obama to 'Bully' Republicans

    02/01/2010 1:14:08 PM PST · by biggien · 28 replies · 1,027+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Feb. 1, 2010 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Newsweek's Katie Connolly, on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show over the weekend, determined that Barack Obama, even in the face of the stunning loss in Massachusetts, needs to become more entrenched in his liberal ways and not bother working with the GOP as she advised the President to “bully Republicans.”
  • Obama polarizes Gallup ratings

    01/25/2010 11:52:32 AM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies · 699+ views
    Politico44 ^ | January 25,2010 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    President Obama's Gallup approval ratings are the most polarized of any president on record, according to a review one year into his term. Gallup's Jeffrey M. Jones writes Monday: "The 65 percentage-point gap between Democrats' (88%) and Republicans' (23%) average job approval ratings for Barack Obama is easily the largest for any president in his first year in office, greatly exceeding the prior high of 52 points for Bill Clinton. "Overall, Obama averaged 57% job approval among all Americans from his inauguration to the end of his first full year on Jan. 19. He came into office seeking to unite
  • The mysterious Ellie Light

    01/25/2010 10:17:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 1,095+ views
    Media Bistro ^ | January 25, 2010 | Betsy Rothstein
    A "woman" named Ellie Light is suddenly appearing in publications nationwide, but who "she" is no one knows. "Her" message? President Obama never promised you a rose garden (or something to that effect). "Light's" message (as reported on this weekend: "Today, the president is being attacked as if he'd promised that our problems would wash off in the morning. He never did. It's time for Americans to realize that governing is hard work, and that a president can't just wave a magic wand and fix everything." Reports "Politico's Ben Smith was first to take the bait publishing the...
  • 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....
  • Losing the Climate Debate, That's Ok, Just Change History

    12/23/2009 7:19:55 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 11 replies · 863+ views
    During the 70 years that the communists controlled the Soviet Union, they had a peculiar way of teaching history to the people. They would teach things as historical fact that never happened. If you were one of those who took umbrage with their revisionist history lessons, you would soon find yourself living in a tiny apartment in a part of the country where they laugh at anyone who claims the world is getting warmer. In a communist country this is the only way to convince the masses that they are actually better off than anyone in the history of...
  • Vallejo mayor stumbles on anti-gay remark

    12/04/2009 8:00:06 AM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies · 579+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/4/9 | Chip Johnson
    When Vallejo Mayor Osby Davis told the New York Times in a recent interview that gay people don't get to heaven, he broke not one, but two cardinal rules of politics in a single sentence. With a simple phrase, Davis breached the separation between church and state and grabbed the electrified "third-rail" in Bay Area politics with both hands. He told the reporter that gays are "committing sins and those sins will keep them out of heaven." After the Nov. 20 article, the mayor claimed his words were taken out of context. The Times responded by providing an audio link...
  • Photographer & Newsweek Violated Contract Using Sarah Palin Photo

    11/18/2009 2:11:56 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 12 replies · 1,433+ views
    The photographer who shot the picture violated his contract by reselling them to Newsweek. That photographer, Brian Adams, could not immediately be reached, and his agent, Kelly Price, declined to comment, saying, "I keep all of my clients' business private." But a spokeswoman for Runner's World confirms that Adams's contract contained a clause stipulating that his photos of Palin would be under embargo for a period of one year following publication -- meaning until August 2010. "Runner's World did not provide Newsweek with its cover image," the spokeswoman said. "It was provided to Newsweek by the photographer's stock agency, without...

    11/12/2009 9:52:57 AM PST · by Tamar Rush · 9 replies · 904+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Nov. 12, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    Islam Remains Innocent A conservative media watchdog organization says for the most part, the mainstream media networks have downplayed the Muslim connections with terrorism in the Fort Hood massacre.The Media Research Center (MRC) says that when authorities first announced the Fort Hood shooter was Major Nidal Malik Hasan, CBS and NBC purposefully avoided mentioning his name for fear of offending Muslims. The Center points out that ABC's Charles Gibson suggested Hasan was a "Muslim convert," which was not a correct statement, but adds at least Gibson was not trying to play "hide and seek" with the facts.The MRC...
  • AP to Americans : Stop being “grouchy”

    11/11/2009 9:07:30 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 42 replies · 1,684+ views
    Hot Air ^ | November 11, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    Dan Calabrese notices a scolding tone coming from the Associated Press in reporting its latest polling. It headlines the report by noting that “a grouchy public [is] sticking with Obama,” having seen a 54% job approval rating in its survey — but some bad numbers on the issues. Does the AP report those falling levels of support as a consequence of Barack Obama doing a poor job? No, as emphases from Dan and myself show: The public grew slightly more dispirited on a range of matters over the past month, including war and the economy, continuing the slippage that has...
  • Poll: 89% Say Media Helped Elect, Promote Obama

    09/24/2009 10:36:06 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies · 1,949+ views ^ | Sept. 24, 2009 | Dan Weil
    It’s not just conservatives who accuse the media of showing a liberal bias. A new survey from the Sacred Heart University Polling Institute shows that 89.3 percent of Americans believe the national media played a sizable role in helping to elect President Obama. And 69.9 percent of respondents view the national news media as intent on promoting the Obama presidency, while 26.5 percent disagreed, and 3.6 percent were unsure. More than half of those surveyed, 56.4 percent, said the news media are promoting Obama’s healthcare reform without objective criticism. Another 39.3 percent disagreed, and 4.3 percent were unsure. A majority,...
  • Petition Against Cheney With Only 150 Signatures in a Year Draws AP Coverage (barf!)

    09/09/2009 3:30:24 PM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies · 433+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9-9-09 | Mitchell Blatt
    Ill will against former Vice President Dick Cheney still runs high in some circles. So high, in fact, that when the University of Wyoming decided to name an international student center after him, Suzanne Pelican began circulating a petition against it last year. One year later, that petition has earned 150 signatures and an Associated Press story. In a story titled “Protest brews over Cheney center at Univ. of Wyo.” AP reporter Mead Gruver writes:
  • US media lose $10 billion advertising in first half (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/02/2009 7:36:13 AM PDT · by abb · 22 replies · 869+ views
    Financial Times ^ | September 1, 2009 | Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson
    More than $10bn in advertising disappeared from US media markets in the first six months of this year, according to new data that show intense pressure on media owners and ad agencies as they search for other business models. Preliminary figures from Nielsen show a 15.4 per cent year-on-year decline in US advertising revenues, the largest drop for any period in the decade since the marketing and media measurement group began compiling such reports. The study showed sharp differences in the behaviour of different media and product categories, with cable television the only medium on which ad spend increased, up...
  • Off the Wagon [FLASHBACK: Obama apologist and "enabler" Paul Krugman trashes Bush deficits in 2003]

    08/30/2009 5:27:06 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 6 replies · 695+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 17, 2003 | Paul Krugman
    Picture a recovering alcoholic falling off the wagon. First he says he can handle a few drinks... But eventually he turns mean... As a drunk is to alcohol, the Bush administration is to budget deficits. During the 2000 campaign George W. Bush often pledged to maintain fiscal responsibility... [H]is people said they could cut taxes, pay for new programs... and still pay off most of the federal government's debt... Now the budget director, Mitch Daniels, has admitted the obvious: The federal government faces the prospect of large deficits as far as the eye can see. And sure enough, the drunk...
  • ABC's Charles Gibson on Cindy Sheehan's War Protest: 'Enough Already'

    08/20/2009 10:35:44 AM PDT · by Justaham · 28 replies · 1,730+ views ^ | 8-20-09 | Noel Sheppard
    When George W. Bush was President, ABC and Charles Gibson, like most media members, couldn't get enough of anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan. Now that Barack Obama is in the White House, the host of "World News Tonight" is no longer interested in Sheehan, even telling WLS radio in Chicago, "Enough already." I guess she served her purpose as reported by the Washington Examiner's Byron York Thurday: In an appearance August 18 on WLS radio in Chicago, ABC News anchor Charles Gibson was asked about anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan's plans to travel to Martha's Vineyard next week, where she will protest...
  • Unreal: MSNBC edits clip of man with gun at Obama rally to support racism narrative

    08/19/2009 5:25:31 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 52 replies · 4,579+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 19, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I missed this yesterday at Newsbusters but Treacher, rightly aghast, tipped me to it this afternoon. Never will you see a starker example of MSNBC getting away with the sort of deception for which Fox News would be pilloried, especially in the context of race. If you missed Monday’s post about this, go watch the footage (or look at this photo) and see if you can deduce why they wouldn’t want to show the guy with the rifle from the neck up during this particular segment. For all the well-deserved heat that MSNBC’s primetime line-up has taken for its demagoguery...
  • Mom of Bristol Palin's former fiance pleads guilty (AP made sure the name Palin was in the headline)

    08/19/2009 10:46:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,649+ views
    ap on ^ | 8/19/09 | AP
    Palmer, Alaska (AP) -- The mother of the man former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol had planned on marrying has reached a plea deal in her drug case. Sherry Johnston pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of possession with intent to deliver the painkiller OxyContin. Five other felony counts were dropped. Johnston was placed in pink handcuffs and taken to a correctional facility where she'll be held until her Nov. 20 sentencing.
  • Witchcraft in the White House

    08/17/2009 12:34:55 PM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 156 replies · 7,912+ views
    Atkinson's Advice (Townhall) ^ | 8/15/2009 | Kristen Atkinson
    The Obama White House is abuzz with talk of witchcraft by first grandmother, 72-year-old Marian Robinson, who lives in the White House residence. A close friend of Michelle Obama says the president is furious at his mother-in-law after learning that she was practicing Santeria, an African spirit cult, in the White House. "The president is quite upset about this on two different levels. First, he is a committed Christian, no matter what his critics say about Reverend Wright. He is adamant that Sasha and Malia be raised with Christian influences. He does not want them to be involved with African...
  • Fear for Obama's Safety Grows as Hate Groups Thrive

    08/14/2009 9:26:46 AM PDT · by reader25 · 214 replies · 8,052+ views
    ABC news ^ | August 14, 2009 | BRIAN ROSS, ANNA SCHECTER and MEGAN CHUCHMACH
    Experts who track hate groups across the U.S. are growing increasingly concerned over violent rhetoric targeted at President Obama, especially as the debate over health care intensifies and a pattern of threats emerges.
  • Do some conservatives secretly wish for the assassination of Barack Obama?

    08/10/2009 12:19:24 PM PDT · by pissant · 248 replies · 5,798+ views
    The Daily Voice ^ | 8/10/09 | Tutu Orlarunda
    This is no time for jokes or trivial banter. The stakes are getting higher by the nanosecond. As tensions are inflamed at health care town hall meetings across the country, a dangerous trend of Hitler comparisons, Stalin comparisons, and all-around dictator comparisons to President Barack Obama is taking shape. The most probing question at this juncture might be uncomfortable to some, but it must be asked: Do conservative, hard-right demagogues, whose hatred for President Obama has hardly ever been subdued, secretly hope for--and are hard at work toward--the assassination of the nation's first Black president. The sheer thought that a...
  • Journo Asks Why Can't 'Progressives' Win?

    08/10/2009 10:57:28 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 53 replies · 2,768+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/10/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    The L.A.Times' Dan Neil is confused. He thinks that the so-called progressive movement is right on all the issues, but he just cannot understand why they can't win the public debate. Neil laments that they have all the "English majors" on their side but cannot win "any war of words." Just what is going on here, he wants to know? He's so frustrated that he took to his keyboard to ask these questions in a Pittsburgh Gazette article from August 9. In his piece, Neil wonders, for instance, why the "progressives" are so inept at debate and cannot convince the...
  • Bill Press: The Tea Baggers Are Back -- Crazy as Ever ("Partisan Zealots," "Nazis," "Mob Rule")

    08/07/2009 2:35:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 1,843+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | August 6, 2009 | Bill Press
    Ah, democracy! It never works better than when informed citizens gather in town hall meetings to discuss and debate the issues of the day. But, oh, democracy! It's never more damaged than when partisan zealots plot to disrupt town hall meetings in order to prevent any honest debate of the issues. And that's exactly what's happening in health care forums held across the nation by members of Congress. We've seen it in Philadelphia; Austin, Texas; Georgetown, Del.; Salisbury, Md; and other communities. Taking a page right out of a Nazi playbook, organizers bus in professional protestors and arm them with...
  • Rowdy protesters overrun health care meetings

    08/06/2009 7:42:23 AM PDT · by SmithL · 38 replies · 1,513+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/6/9 | Joe Garofoli
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent her chamber home for the summer recess with a list of talking points to respond to constituents' questions about pending health care legislation. But those traditionally sleepy town hall meetings have become rowdy shout-fests across the nation, including Northern California, with opponents hanging members in effigy and mocking them with Nazi and devil imagery in an effort to derail discussions of health care. They're organized in part by conservative think tanks like FreedomWorks, which offers tips on how to disrupt a meeting ("Watch for an opportunity to yell out and challenge the Rep's statements early,"...
  • Liberals Paint Health-Reform Protesters As Dangerous Nuts

    08/04/2009 9:41:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 144 replies · 5,058+ views
    Liberals Paint Health-Reform Protesters As Dangerous Nuts Tuesday, August 04, 2009 By Susan Jones, Senior Editor ( – Democrats have a warning for Republicans: Angry constituents who berate their congressional representatives at public forums are “dangerous” people. “These are the sort of excessive displays that breed a backlash,” wrote a blogger on Monday. The national press secretary for the Democratic National Committee linked to the Politico item in a mass email on Tuesday, effectively endorsing the blogger’s message. “Yes, there is now much energy on the right,” Politico’s Jonathan Martin wrote on Monday afternoon, adding “there is danger in...
  • White House uses Web against Drudge attack (Healthcare scare)

    08/04/2009 6:24:38 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 40 replies · 2,662+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Aug 4, 2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The White House is turning to the Internet to hit back at a Web posting that claims to show President Barack Obama explaining how his health care reform plans eventually would eliminate private insurance.
  • CNN Bozo Accidentally Outs His Source; Palins Threaten Legal Action On Divorce Smear

    08/02/2009 8:18:27 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 339 replies · 20,668+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 8.2.09 @ 8:53PM | By Robert Stacy McCain
    An attorney for Sarah Palin has delivered a letter threatening legal action against an anti-Palin blogger who was the source of a divorce rumor that the attorney for the former Alaska governor called "categorically false." Publication of the letter at a Web site that repeated the rumor has uncovered circumstantial evidence that the anti-Palin blogger "Gryphen" is a kindergarten teacher at an Anchorage elementary school.... CNN stringer/anti-Palin blogger Dennis Zaki published ... a copy of a letter from Palin attorney Thomas Van Flein, ordering "Gryphen" to retract the allegations -- calling them "complete fabrications, false and defamatory" -- or face...
  • "Birthers" blew a big chance to discredit the MSM, but it's still possible

    07/28/2009 1:26:01 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 30 replies · 1,431+ views
    24AheadDotCom ^ | 7/28/09 | Vanity
    I've been covering the Obama certificate issue for over a year; see my extensive coverage at that link. Since June of last year my focus has been on the lies and misleading statements surrounding this issue; my goal was to show that many of those discussing this issue weren't credible. My wider goal with that was to get the MSM to tell something closely approximating the truth. If the MSM tried the tell the truth instead of frequently lying as they do now, many of our problems would be lessened. For instance, forcing the MSM to tell the truth would...
  • ‘Meet John Doe’ and the Old Fakearoo

    06/30/2009 11:40:48 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 3 replies · 577+ views ^ | 30 June 2009 | Michael McGruther
    ‘Meet John Doe’ and the Old Fakearoo Posted By Michael McGruther On June 30, 2009 @ 11:10 am In Classic Hollywood | No Comments Dear Reader, Do you have a little time to sit back and examine a classic movie that will absolutely shock you when seen through the prism of now? This is not my typical short article or essay. This is my own argument that what occurs in the 1941 picture “Meet John Doe” is exactly what has come to pass in America today with the Democratic Congress and their Presidential puppet. All the players and plays...
  • Obama Could Work for The New York Times

    06/29/2009 7:01:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 962+ views ^ | June 29, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    Back in 2008, New York Times correspondent David S. Rohde, along with Afghan reporter Taki Luden, were abducted in Pakistan by the Taliban. Because they felt it might adversely affect hostage rescue efforts, the Times requested a news black-out. The Associated Press and other news agencies respected the request and only broke the story recently, after Rohde and Luden had scaled a wall and made their escape. It would be nothing other than a story with a happy ending, except that the Times has time and again ignored the government’s requests that it not report the specific ways in which...
  • ABC's Sawyer Swears Health Care Special 'Not an Infomercial'; Touts Network Fairness

    06/22/2009 9:08:55 AM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 77 replies · 2,507+ views ^ | June 22, 2009 | Scott Whitlock
    Good Morning America's Diane Sawyer popped up on Sunday's Reliable Sources and swore that ABC's much-scrutinized health care special with President Obama "won't be an infomercial." She also seriously touted the objectivity of the network, cheering, "I know that our network has worked very, very hard to be completely-completely responsible and fair and serious about big issues."
  • Obama Blasts Fox News: 'I've Got One Television Station....Attacking My Administration'

    06/16/2009 8:10:15 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 179 replies · 6,093+ views ^ | June16, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    You can't be loved and adored by everybody, but if you're President Barack Obama and it concerns the media, you can come awfully close. In an interview on CNBC's June 16 "Closing Bell" with the network Washington correspondent John Harwood, Obama reflected on the media coverage he has received to date. Harwood asked the president to respond to the claim that lack of media criticism has allowed him to "hurt" the country. "When you and I spoke in January, you said, I observed that you haven't gotten much bad press," Harwood said. "You said, ‘It's coming.' Media critics would say...
  • ABC Turns Programming Over to Obama

    06/16/2009 9:14:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 313 replies · 13,856+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 6/16/2009 | Matt Drudge
    ABC TURNS PROGRAMMING OVER TO OBAMA; NEWS TO BE ANCHORED FROM INSIDE WHITE HOUSE Tue Jun 16 2009 08:45:10 ET On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care -- a move that has ignited an ethical firestorm! Highlights on the agenda: ABCNEWS anchor Charlie Gibson will deliver WORLD NEWS from the Blue Room of the White House. The network plans a primetime special -- 'Prescription for America' -- originating from the East Room, exclude opposing voices on...
  • MSNBC Notes: Holocaust Museum Shooter Popular On Free Republic (Libs Lie Again About FR)

    06/11/2009 2:24:47 PM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 243 replies · 9,798+ views
    <p>If you tell the lie often enough people will believe it. The libs are going to tag this on us and who will stand in their way besides talk radio?</p>
  • One Killer Was Better Than Two

    06/02/2009 6:46:45 AM PDT · by Jack Bull · 20 replies · 953+ views
    KCMO Radio 710 ^ | 6/2/09 | Chris Stigall
    Sunday was Pentecost on the Christian calendar. Pentecost, put simply, is considered to be the church's birthday ­ the day the Holy Spirit descended with great flourish and was received by the Apostles. Had modern-day media been in existence, surely every major network would have swarmed with their live trucks to Jerusalem on this day to report the spectacle. The noise and activity attracted a huge crowd and the Apostle Peter preached a sermon to the crowd with some effectiveness, as Acts 2:41 reports: "On that day about three thousand believed his message and were baptized." Just as millions of...
  • Abu Ghraib abuse photos 'show rape'

    05/28/2009 8:29:52 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 88 replies · 7,026+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 28 May 2009 | Duncan Gardham and Paul Cruickshank
    At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner while another is said to show a male translator raping a male detainee. Further photographs are said to depict sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube.
  • Gallup: Republicans Slipping Among All Demographics Except Frequent Churchgoers

    05/20/2009 10:22:26 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 33 replies · 1,261+ views
    US News ^ | 5/20/09 | Dan Gilgoff
    A new polling analysis from Gallup finds that the Republican Party has lost support among nearly every major demographic subgroup, from college graduates to married people to those making under $30,000 a year. In 2001, 47 percent of college grads leaned Republican. Today, just 37 percent do. Support among married people has slid from 51 percent to 46 percent. Just 28 percent of those making less than $30,000 lean Republican, down 9 points in the past eight years.
  • Poll: Mormons generally approve of Obama

    05/11/2009 8:24:19 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 42 replies · 1,123+ views
    BYU NewsNet ^ | 10 May 2009 | Steve Pierce
    A new poll released last week indicates members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints generally approve of President Barack Obama’s performance, but much less so than members of other religious groups. The poll, conducted by Gallup, pegs the president’s approval among Latter-day Saints at 45 percent, with 40 percent disapproving. This level of support is significantly lower than Obama receives from the poll’s other religious groups. Muslims offer Obama his highest approval ratings, with 85 percent of respondents indicating support for his job performance. Similarly, Jews and Catholics also generally approve of the president, polling at 79...
  • Bozell: Media Work as 'Pamphleteers' for Obama

    05/11/2009 6:00:45 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 9 replies · 752+ views ^ | 5/10/09 | Jim Meyers
    Media watchdog Brent Bozell tells Newsmax that the national media are so slanted to the left that they have been "pamphleteers for the Obama administration." Bozell, founder and president of The Media Research Center — which tracks liberal bias in the media — also said that the major TV networks have refused to call Obama a socialist or even a liberal even though he is "the most radical left-wing president in the history of the United States." See Video: Brent Bozell explains how the mainstream media supports Obama’s socialist agenda - Click Here Now|
  • New York Times’ “Conservative” Columnist has Found his Ideal Republican: Obama

    05/06/2009 8:40:42 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 24 replies · 1,285+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | May 6, 2009 | Don Feder
    In an op-ed yesterday, David Brooks — The New York Times’ alleged conservative columnist — claims Republicans’ downward trajectory is due to their devotion to rugged individualism and their neglect of community. ... It seems The New York Times’ conservative lapdog has found his ideal Republican — Barack Hussein Obama.
  • Obama Approval High Among Muslims, Jews, and Catholics (Weekly Average = 70% Catholic Approval)

    05/01/2009 11:52:59 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 86 replies · 2,311+ views
    The Gallup Poll ^ | 5-1-09 | Lydia Saad
    Gallup Poll Daily tracking during President Obama's first 100 days in office finds broad support for him among Americans affiliated with most major U.S. religions. U.S..........
  • Poll: Obama's Rating At All Time High [Mod Note: This is from March 3rd, is not current]

    04/29/2009 11:25:53 AM PDT · by jamese777 · 22 replies · 1,098+ views
    NBC News ^ | March 3, 2009, is NOT 4/29/09 as originally posted | Mark Murphy
    WASHINGTON - After Barack Obama's first six weeks as president, the American public's attitudes about the two political parties couldn't be more different, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds. Despite the country's struggling economy and vocal opposition to some of his policies, President Obama's favorability rating is at an all-time high. Two-thirds feel hopeful about his leadership and six in 10 approve of the job he's doing in the White House. "What is amazing here is how much political capital Obama has spent in the first six weeks," said Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart, who conducted this survey...