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  • ABC's Robin Roberts On Interviewing Obama: "I'm Getting Chills Again" (HURL ALERT)

    05/10/2012 1:16:30 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    RCP ^ | 5-10-12 | RCP
    "Whatever people think about this issue, we know it's controversial, there's no denying when a president speaks out for the first time like that, it is history," co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America" George Stephanopoulos said to Robin Roberts. And let me tell you, George, I'm getting chills again," "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts said about her interview with Obama. "When you sit in that room and you hear him say those historic words. It was not lost on anyone in there right there. You never know what he's going to say until you ask him," she added.
  • Romney’s denials about homophobic assault are despicable

    05/10/2012 12:10:38 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 149 replies
    NY ALTNEWS ^ | 05/10/2012 | Cliff Weathers
    There may be a good reason voters can’t get a good bead on Mitt Romney. And it may be because the real Romney has a troubled, sadistic history. High School classmates of Romney recall an incident that’s disturbing to its core. Romney, then a popular senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School in Michigan, disapproved of classmate John Lauber’s long, blond locks, which Romney allegedly took as a clue that Lauber was a homosexual. So Romney assembled a posse of bullies and held the boy down and brutally chopped off his hair. “He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look...
  • Woman tells Romney Obama ‘should be tried for treason'

    05/07/2012 5:50:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 7, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    Some of Mitt Romney's best moments on the 2012 campaign trail have come during town hall meetings when the candidate, long criticized as too uptight on the stump, strays off script to take questions from voters. But the freewheeling nature of voter forums can have its drawbacks. Romney has faced hostile questions on everything from his wealth to his religion. And on Monday, he experienced another awkward moment, when a supporter stood and declared that President Barack Obama should be "tried for treason." The comment came during a town hall meeting in Cleveland. Taking the microphone, a woman told Romney...
  • Have We Uncovered An Obama Conspiracy Using Bloggers?

    05/05/2012 3:44:34 PM PDT · by rightjb · 24 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 5/5/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
     Here is your chance to be the next “Breitbart.”  PoiltiJim’s crack staff of researchers and writers simply doesn’t have the time to follow the leads on this story, but should you desire to out-Woodward Bernstein (sans the possible lies and criminal journalism) have at it.There is concerted effort underway to infiltrate the Tea Party and conservative movements with fake trouble makers.  It was well documented in 2010 by GulagBound discussing Neal Rauhauser’s Twittergate scandal, and a simple Google search will show the media has been working overtime to blur Occupy and the Tea Party movements.   The Left has been unsuccessful...
  • The False Modesty of 'Nerds'

    05/02/2012 11:19:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    Washington is full of nerds. I know. I speak nerd, not fluently mind you, at least not anymore. But I certainly know more than a few phrases memorized from a Berlitz nerd-to-English phrase book. I can talk Dungeons & Dragons (both D&D and AD&D). I know about the Golden Age of Comics (as in comic books -- if you thought that was a reference to Bob Newhart's heyday, subtract 20 nerd points right there). Anyway, if you spend any time in Washington you'll find nerds. What happens is most of them sublimate their fixations with comics, or baseball cards, or...
  • NBC News and ABC News Don't Let Facts Get in the Way of a Good Story

    04/03/2012 12:24:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: NBC is still investigating what happened. It turns out that the RTDNA, the Radio Television Digital News Association, a professional group, not a trade group, the RTDNA, the head honcho has put a post on their website saying this was very, very bad. It's really bad what NBC did. Obviously it wasn't bias, but it was very, very bad. Wasn't bias? Here you have something on tape. You had plenty of chances to edit this, get it right. It went out the way they wanted it. Now, if they don't think there's bias in what NBC did...
  • CNN Poll: Should health care law be overturned? [Laugh Out Loud Results!]

    03/27/2012 11:09:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/26/12 | CNN's Political Unit (yes, that is the author!)
    Most Americans don't want the Supreme Court to completely overturn the landmark yet controversial 2010 federal health care reform law...a CNN/ORC International poll also indicates that while the two year old law is growing in popularity, especially among independent voters... According to the poll, 43% of Americans approve of the law, up five points from last November, with 50% saying they disapprove, down six points from last autumn...
  • The Media Endorse Barack Obama

    03/17/2012 3:41:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Narch 17, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    Writing in this space two months ago, I laid out the media advantage that President Obama has in his quest for reelection. According to a study done by the Pew Research Center, 32 percent of journalists say they are liberal, 53 percent moderate and just 8 percent conservative. Ask John McCain how the press treated him in 2008 if you want specifics on the tilt toward Obama. A great illustration of media bias is the recent dustup over Sandra Fluke. She is the liberal activist trotted out by the Democratic Party to deflect the contraception issue away from the "church-state"...
  • Poor Sandra Fluke… She Wants You To Pay For Her $9/Month Birth Control As She Frolics in Spain

    03/14/2012 9:58:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 118 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/14/12 | Jim Hoft
    Just when you thought you’d seen everything. Poor Sandra Fluke, the 30 year-old far left activist who wants you to pay for her $9 a month birth control, is dating a rich socialist. They recently traveled to Spain and Italy together. It was a lovely getaway for the women’s rights activist and her rich socialist boyfriend. Here the two lovebirds are roughing it late at night in Barcelona – drunk. And, here the poor little darling tries to make ends meet in Pompeii.
  • Vetting HBO: The 'Game Change' Rap Sheet (Updated...links)

    03/11/2012 7:45:31 AM PDT · by ak267 · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/9/2012 | Hollywoodland
    HBO's new film "Game Change" is thoroughly sourced, fair and balanced. It humanizes former Gov. Sarah Palin while letting even Democratic viewers get to know the woman behind the headlines. Balderdash. Big Hollywood has been tracking the film for some time, debunking its obvious lies and shredding HBO's pitiful defense of what is a politically motivated hatchet job. HBO has every right to create any kind of programming it wishes. And responsible media outlets have a duty to let viewers know when a film bears very little resemblance to the truth.
  • FCC should clear Limbaugh from airwaves

    03/10/2012 5:09:44 PM PST · by Lattero · 154 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/10/2012 | Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem
    [...] These are just a few samples from the arsenal of degrading language Limbaugh deploys on women, people of color, lesbians and gays, immigrants, the disabled, the elderly, Muslims, Jews, veterans, environmentalists and so forth. Limbaugh doesn't just call people names. He promotes language that deliberately dehumanizes his targets. Like the sophisticated propagandist Josef Goebbels, he creates rhetorical frames -- and the bigger the lie the more effective -- inciting listeners to view people they disagree with as sub-humans. His longtime favorite term for women, "femi-nazi," doesn't even raise eyebrows anymore, an example of how rhetoric spreads when unchallenged by...
  • "Slutgate" - the compilation thread

    03/05/2012 6:12:21 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 65 replies
    March 5, 2012 | Lancey Howard
    This thread is for keeping track of every new breaking story and betrayal in the ongoing "slutgate" scandal. The scandal revoles around Rush Limbaugh showing his age by calling the 30-year-old Democrat political activist and erstwhile Georgetown student Sandra Fluke a "slut" just because she tesified before Congress that she wants other people to pay for the $3,000 per year in contraception that she needs in order to stay worry-free as she hops from bed to bed, from one sexcapade to the next. There have been so many new stories of Democrat slime and Republican betrayal breaking every hour that...
  • Sandra Fluke: "I encouarage everyone to go to Media Matters"

    03/05/2012 7:03:16 PM PST · by KansasGirl · 94 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/5/2012 | Jeff Poor
    In an appearance on ABC’s “The View” on Monday, Georgetown Law student and women’s contraception activist Sandra Fluke told viewers to check out Media Matters for examples of over-the-top conservative rhetoric. When asked by co-host Joy Behar if she had anything to say to her critics, Fluke, who made headlines last because of the attacks and subsequent apology she received from conservative talker Rush Limbaugh, encouraged viewers to check out Media Matters’ website. “Well, I would encourage everyone to go to Media Matters because they have an excellent story on their website that gives a list of the various commentators...
  • Media Matters Allegations: “Virtually all the mainstream media was using our stuff”…Politico Upset

    02/13/2012 6:40:45 PM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-13-12 | Curt
    Politico is a bit upset about the recent investigative journalist piece done by The Daily Caller on Media Matters. In that piece they spoke to many former staffers at Media Matters, and what did they find? Yet those same interviews, as well as a detailed organizational planning memo obtained by The Daily Caller, also suggest that Media Matters has to a great extent achieved its central goal of influencing the national media. Founded by Brock in 2004 as a liberal counterweight to “conservative misinformation” in the press, Media Matters has in less than a decade become a powerful player in...
  • Trump-ed up: You won’t believe what Eason Jordan’s up to now

    12/04/2011 10:22:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/4/11 | Michelle Malkin
    Here’s a blast from the past. Remember Eason Jordan? Every conservative political blogger worth his/her salt knows and remembers who he is. Former CNN head Eason Jordan is the disgraced journalist who admitted in a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece titled “The News We Kept to Ourselves” that he deliberately and intentionally whitewashed Saddam Hussein’s atrocities and regurgitated Hussein propaganda for a decade in exchange for access. Let me underscore that: In 2003, after the U.S.-led Coalition invasion of Iraq and the fall of Saddam Hussein, Jordan confessed that CNN had deliberately reported Baathist propaganda during the Saddam era...
  • 'She's a complete gold digger': Murky past of Herman Cain accuser starts to emerge

    11/08/2011 7:00:25 PM PST · by thefoundersrock · 39 replies · 1+ views
    UK Mail Online ^ | 11/08/11 | Rachel Quigley
    Meanwhile, a friend of Ms Bialek, from Chicago, told the New York Post: 'She has a very infectious personality. It’s easy to see how she won [Cain] over. But the reality of her situation is -- she’s a complete gold digger. It’s all about the money.' Adding that she was from a middle-income family but lives in a posh house while running from bill collectors, the source said: 'Most of her jobs ended in termination. It’s always the employer’s fault, not hers.
  • Ohio voters reject restrictions on collective bargaining, AP projects

    11/08/2011 6:37:59 PM PST · by Perdogg · 140 replies · 1+ views
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  • IBOPE Zogby Poll: Cain Expands Lead Over GOP Field & Leads Obama, 46%-44%

    10/06/2011 1:14:23 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 273 replies
    IBOPE zogby international ^ | 10/6/11 | Corry Schiermeyer
    Cains share of the GOP primary has jumped 10 percentage points since Sept. 26 and is now at 38%. Mitt Romney is second with 18%, followed by both Rick Perry and Ron Paul, at 12% each.
  • Poll: Cain surges, opens up 20-point lead on Romney (shock and awe)

    10/07/2011 7:43:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 161 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/07/11 | Alexis Levinson
    Poll: Cain surges, opens up 20-point lead on RomneyBy Alexis Levinson - The Daily Caller 1 hr 9 mins ago In news sure to inject shock and awe into the Republican political primary season, a Zogby poll released Thursday showed Herman Cain leading the Republican field, topping former front-runner Mitt Romney by an astonishing 20 points. Cain would also narrowly edge out Obama in a general election, the poll found, by a 46�“44 margin. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, would lose by a point to the president, 40 percent to 41 percent. Texas governor Rick Perry, who has slipped in...
  • Bachmann Newsweek Cover Goes for Insult But Gets Criticism in Return (from an unexpected source)

    08/09/2011 3:17:46 PM PDT · by LUV W · 28 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | August 9,2011 | Fox News
    Rep. Michele Bachmann has declined to get into the scrum with Newsweek over its cover story of the presidential candidate called "The Queen of Rage," accompanied by an unflattering photo of the Minnesota Republican, but others are calling the magazine out of bounds in its depiction. The National Organization for Women (NOW) President Terry O'Neill said that the cover of the magazine's latest edition is "sexist" and referred to a simple test by the group's founder Gloria Steinem to explain how they determined that conclusion -- would the magazine do the same to a man.
  • Bachmann Newsweek Cover Goes for Insult But Gets Criticism in Return

    08/09/2011 12:28:48 PM PDT · by topher · 41 replies · 2+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 9, 2011 | FoxNews
    Rep. Michele Bachmann has declined to get into the scrum with Newsweek over its cover story of the presidential candidate called "The Queen of Rage," accompanied by an unflattering photo of the Minnesota Republican, but others are calling the magazine out-of-bounds in its depiction. The National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill said that the cover of the magazine's latest edition is "sexist" and referred to a simple test by the group's founder Gloria Steinem to explain how they determined that conclusion -- would the magazine do the same to a man. "Who has ever called a man 'The King...
  • Michele Bachmann brushes off Newsweek cover (But Editor Tina Brown says picture is appropriate)

    08/09/2011 11:01:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 08/09/2011 | Tina Korbe
    The president of the National Organization of Women actually rose to Rep. Michele Bachmann’s defense yesterday (didn’t see that coming!), while Newsweek editor Tina Brown tried to justify the “Crazy Eyes” cover that inspired so much conservative commentary yesterday. But one person seem disinclined to talk about the cover one way or another and that was Bachmann herself. As of yesterday afternoon, Bachmann still hadn’t seen the picture and she didn’t seem to care too much to talk about it when she could be talking about her campaign and her ideas for the country: Brown claims the cover is OK...
  • U.S. Adults Estimate That 25% of Americans Are Gay or Lesbian

    05/27/2011 12:37:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 130 replies
    Gallup ^ | 5/27/11
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. adults, on average, estimate that 25% of Americans are gay or lesbian. More specifically, over half of Americans (52%) estimate that at least one in five Americans are gay or lesbian, including 35% who estimate that more than one in four are. Thirty percent put the figure at less than 15%. Just your best guess, what percent of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian? 2002 and 2011 Trend The findings, from a Gallup poll conducted May 5-8, 2011, mark the second time Gallup has asked Americans to estimate the gay population. In 2002,...
  • (AP barf alert) Analysis: Reimagining Obama after gutsy raid

    05/07/2011 12:02:24 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 55 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Fri May 6, 6:15 pm ET | By NANCY BENAC
    It was just a firehouse chat with the guys of Engine 54 in lower Manhattan. But President Barack Obama delivered a message he hopes will also hit home with every American in this week of national catharsis: "You're always going to have a president and an administration who's got your back." In the denouement to the daring raid that brought down Osama bin Laden, the president has in effect been reintroduced to the nation. While taking care to strike the right tone — trying to savor the success of the dramatic covert operation without appearing to gloat — Obama has...
  • America's Mainstream Media Bias & Campaign for Democrats Vs. UK media

    12/28/2010 9:03:23 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 3 replies
    UK media U.S. political reporting U.S. media attacking anyone that could challenge they're party with a cue from (I AM SURE, The Axelrod machine currently on record; as out of the WH campaigning for Obama.)
  • Gallup Poll: 4 in 10 Americans still hold creationist views

    12/20/2010 7:19:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 418 replies · 23+ views
    Science on MSNBC ^ | 12/19/2010
    If you're in a room of 100 people, odds are likely about 40 think God created humans about 10,000 years ago, part of a philosophy called creationism, according to a Gallup poll reported Friday (Dec. 17). That number is slightly lower than in years past and down from a high of 47 percent in both 1993 and 1999. And 38 percent of Americans, the poll estimates, believe God guided the process that brought humans from "cavemen" to today's incarnation over millions of years, while 16 percent think humans evolved over millions of years, without any divine intervention. This secular view,...
  • Media Creates New Palin Scandal! Sarah Accused of Bringing Hairdresser on Haiti Trip

    12/12/2010 5:57:01 PM PST · by kristinn · 288 replies · 38+ views
    Sunday, December 12, 2010 | Kristinn
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin traveled to Haiti this weekend as a guest of the Rev. Franklin Graham and Samaritan's Purse to spotlight the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the earthquake and cholera-stricken Caribbean (half an) island nation. Instead she has found herself embroiled in a scandal, accused of bringing a hair stylist on the trip to make herself look good for the cameras and "photo-ops.".The Associated Press transmitted a photo from Haiti of Palin captioned, "Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center, has her hair done during a visit to a cholera treatment center set up by the NGO Samaritan's Purse...
  • Zogby Interactive: Obama Falls to 39%, As Support from Democrats Continues to Slide

    11/23/2010 5:49:20 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 93 replies · 1+ views
    zogby.com/news ^ | RELEASED 11/22/2010 | zogby.com/news
    Zogby Interactive: Obama Falls to 39%, As Support from Democrats Continues to Slide; He Trails Romney, J. Bush & Gingrich in '12 Those Saying U.S. on Wrong Track Hits High Under Obama of 69% UTICA, New York - President Barack Obama's job approval rating has dropped to the lowest point of his Presidency at 39%, and in potential match-ups with Republicans in 2012, he trails Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and Newt Gingrich and is just one point ahead of Sarah Palin. The percentage of likely voters saying the U.S. is on the wrong track is now the highest since Obama...
  • TSA full-body scanners at airports supported by majority of Americans, half against pat-downs: poll

    11/23/2010 6:34:58 AM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 81 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | November 23rd 2010 | Aliyah Shahid
    Americans aren't crazy about the new airport pat-downs. But according to a new poll, nearly half still back them, with even more supporting full body scanning. Forty-eight percent of Americans said the pat-downs are justified, while 50% said they are against the new measures, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll revealed. Meanwhile, the majority – 64% – said they supported the use of full-body scanners while 32% said they were against it. The 385 full-body scanners being used at 68 airports across the country have sparked an outcry from flyers, who argue they're virtual strip searches because they produce invasive,...
  • Republicans' hard line since winning House could backfire (MSM Spin Alert)

    11/12/2010 1:54:40 AM PST · by goldstategop · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/12/2010 | Mark Z. Barabak
    No bargaining, no deals, no compromise — that's the hard-line stance that Republicans have staked in the days since seizing control of the House. Their prescription for the sluggish economy — lower taxes, huge spending cuts, less regulation, and repeal of the sweeping healthcare law just taking effect — excites the party's conservative base. But a long and ugly fight with President Obama and Senate Democrats, starting with next week's lame-duck session, could end up alienating the large number of Americans more interested in jobs than ideological battles. The midterm vote was "an expression of anger and impatience," said James...
  • New Senate Will Have No African-Americans (Nevermind the 14 black Republicans who ran for the House)

    11/03/2010 5:52:46 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 2, 2010 11:20 PM | Brian Montopoli
    There is one African-American in the current Senate: Illinois Sen. Roland Burris, who was appointed to fill out the rest of Barack Obama's term after he was elected president... All three African-American candidates are projected to lose their races: Florida's Kendrick Meek to Marco Rubio, Georgia's Michael Thurmond to Johnny Isakson and South Carolina's Alvin Greene to Jim DeMint. (All three are Democrats.)... African-Americans are better represented in the House, where there are currently 41 black members.
  • Is The Media Ready To Go Straight?

    11/01/2010 11:47:24 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 30 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 11/01/10 | CaroleL
    With little doubt about the outcome of tomorrow's elections, the speculation turns to what the reaction will be to the historic GOP victories. Will President Barack Obama shift toward the political center? Will all those shiny new Republican lawmakers keep their campaign promises to shrink government and control spending? Will those in the Tea Party movement remain engaged and involved once this battle has been won? All those answers will come in time but what we'll probably find out instantly is will the mainstream media abandon its self-assigned role of liberal cheerleader and return to honest reporting?
  • WaPo/AP Caught Revising the O’Donnell Story Without Issuing a Correction

    10/20/2010 2:23:01 PM PDT · by MichaelNewton · 24 replies
    Patterico ^ | 10/20/2010 | Aaron Worthing
    How much did the left show its keister on O’Donnell’s alleged gaffe? So much so that the AP/WaPo story on the subject was almost completely rewritten last night, and without an official correction. After the break I will have screen caps and a cut and paste of the text of the article, but let’s start with just the first paragraph. Before: WILMINGTON, Del. — Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell of Delaware on Tuesday questioned whether the U.S. Constitution calls for a separation of church and state, appearing to disagree or not know that the First Amendment bars the government from...
  • Report: Candidate in Ohio wore German SS uniform (MSM Spin, Desperation Alert)

    10/10/2010 3:52:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 9, 2010
    TOLEDO, Ohio — A report says a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Ohio dressed up in a German SS uniform to participate in Nazi reenactments. Excerpted per FR posting rules.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-05-10 (DUmmies Already Preparing 'Stolen Election' Excuses)

    10/05/2010 1:36:48 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 61 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 5, 2010 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    We are now exactly four weeks away from the historic Nov. 2 election and the DUmmies are already preparing their excuses in advance for losing. And what is their big excuse? We all know the answer. STOLEN ELECTION. Yes, whenever the Democrats do good in elections, it was conducted fairly. However, when the Democrats lose then it is time for the DUmmies to trot out their all time favorite excuse about a STOLEN ELECTION. This time they aren't even waiting for the election to take place as you can see in this THREAD, "Citizens: learn about the pre-election polling...
  • Gallup: Distrust in the Media Reaches Record High

    09/30/2010 12:45:59 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 14 replies · 1+ views
    TV Newser ^ | Sept. 30, 2010 | Alex Werpin
    A new poll released by Gallup shows that American distrust in the mass media has reached a record high. This is the fourth straight year that a majority of respondents have said that they have little or no trust in the media, but the 57% who say that this year is a new record for the poll. According to the poll, 48% of respondents say the media is too liberal, 15% say it is too conservative and 33% say it is “just right.” You can see how the responses have changed over the years here: (snip to picture of chart)...
  • AOL Libels Free Republic; Web Giant Falsely Accuses Conservative Site of Hosting Child Porn

    09/22/2010 8:23:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 180 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Internet giant AOL libeled Free Republic as "hosting child pornography" in an article published Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at their Daily Finance news site. The site's masthead reads: Daily Finance An AOL Money & Finance Site.Authored by Daily Finance media columnist Jeff Bercovici, the article entitled Muzzled Reporter Says 'Maw of Yahoo' No Place for Journalism tells the story about John Cook's reasons for leaving Yahoo News and returning to his previous gig with Gawker. According to the article, Cook was the senior national affairs reporter for Yahoo's The Upshot news blog. Bercovici notes that he and Cook are...
  • AOL Owned Daily Finance Retracts Passage That Libeled Free Republic Over Child Pornography

    09/23/2010 9:36:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 153 replies
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 | Kristinn
    The AOL-owned site Daily Finance this morning retracted a passage in an article that falsely stated Free Republic hosted child pornography.The article was about reporter John Cook leaving Yahoo News to return to Gawker. Included in Cook's reasons for leaving, according to Daily Finance reporter Jeff Bercovici, was that Yahoo would not allow him to write about Free Republic "hosting child pornography." The Salon.com article that was linked to support that claim actually stated that Free Republic did not host child pornography.The offending Daily Finance passage now reads:"... On similar grounds, he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website...
  • Meghan McCain Writes that Palin Brought 'Drama, Stress... Panic' to Campaign (Gawd help us)

    Exclusive: Meghan McCain Writes that Palin Brought 'Drama, Stress... Panic' to Campaign Sen. John McCain's Daughter: Sarah Palin's Rise Was 'Too Fast,' 'Too Easy' Aug. 31, 2010— For the first time since the end of her father's 2008 presidential bid, Sen. John McCain's daughter Meghan McCain spoke out about Sarah Palin, writing in a new book that Palin brought "drama, stress, complications, panic and loads of uncertainty" to the losing campaign. Though she writes that during the campaign she wondered if the loss "was Sarah Palin's fault," McCain told "Good Morning America" today in an exclusive interview that Palin was...
  • Rewriting History on Kennedy's Chappaquiddick Accident

    08/30/2010 2:43:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 94 replies
    usnews.com ^ | Aug. 30, 2010 | Paul Bedard
    For many, the name Chappaquiddick conjures images of a drunken Sen. Edward Kennedy hitting on Mary Jo Kopechne in his Oldsmobile, losing control, and plunging into the water of Poucha Pond on Chappaquiddick Island, adjacent to Martha's Vineyard where President Obama was vacationing. Kopechne, a family friend, drowned; and Teddy fumbled for excuses about what happened. Now, a year after Kennedy died, his lifelong biographer Burton Hersh, armed with fresh interviews with Kennedy's mistress at the time, tells Whispers that the whole July 1969 episode should have been handled as a simple crash, leaving the senator's legacy untainted. "It was...
  • ABC News Reprimands Audio Operator Who Covered Mosque Protest

    08/26/2010 12:56:03 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 32 replies · 1+ views
    TV Newser ^ | August 26, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    A freelance audio operator covering a protest at the site of a proposed mosque and community center near Ground Zero has been reprimanded for his behavior. Andrea Lafferty, who was a speaker at the mosque opposition rally, first noticed the audio operator questioning a man in the crowd who was holding a sign which read, "No Sharia Here." On Andrew Brietbart's Big Journalism, Lafferty writes: He was very aggressive, disrespectful and condescending; apparently, he did not like the man's answers about Shariah and pushed the point: "Why do you feel threatened? What are you afraid of? Why can't you answer...
  • Newsweek Puff Piece on Sharpton Distorts Reality

    08/16/2010 11:50:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | August 16, 2010 | Carl Horowitz
      The transformation of Reverend Al Sharpton from street provocateur to civil rights eminence ranks as one of the more remarkable image makeovers in American public life. And mainstream journalism has played a central role. Anyone doubting as much should read the recent (August 2) cover story of Newsweek magazine, "The Reinvention of the Reverend." [1] Written by Allison Samuels and Jerry Adler, the article is a fawning and misleading portrait of the Harlem-based preacher/politician. The piece doesn't quite beatify Sharpton. But it does make a highly selective use of information, some of it factually wrong, in stating the...
  • White House reporters mum on Obama lunch, even as papers back transparency

    08/13/2010 10:02:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/13/10 | Michael Calderone & John Cook
    White House reporters are keeping quiet about an off-the-record lunch today with President Obama — even those at news organizations who've advocated in the past for the White House to release the names of visitors. But the identities of the lunch's attendees won't remain secret forever: Their names will eventually appear on the White House's periodically updated public database of visitor logs. The White House posts them with a three-month lag, so records of August visits won't be available until late November. (Although, since many of those invited already work in the White House every day, their lunch visit may...
  • Bill White to filmmakers: Zoom in on Perry (casting look Perry-alike for webpisode advertising)

    08/03/2010 11:54:06 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies · 6+ views
    AP Via Houston Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2010, 5:28PM | KELLEY SHANNON
    Democrat Bill White's campaign is encouraging Texas' arts crowd to focus on Republican Gov. Rick Perry. A supporter of the former Houston mayor is organizing independent filmmakers to show the short films they are making on behalf of his campaign, White spokesman Katy Bacon said Thursday. The films will premiere at an as-yet unscheduled White campaign event in Austin. The initiative came into the spotlight after Perry's campaign noted that a filmmaker advertised on an actors' website for a look-alike for Perry, the state's longest-serving governor who is known for his thick mane of hair. The impersonator would be cast...
  • Controversy proves collusion among liberal journalists

    08/02/2010 9:18:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 5+ views
    KnoxNews.com ^ | August 1, 2010 | Glenn Harian Reynolds
    Conservatives have long claimed that the media is biased against them and tries hard to shape stories in ways that help Democrats and hurt Republicans. This has sometimes been dismissed as paranoia - as in my former MSNBC co-blogger Eric Alterman's book, "What Liberal Media?" - but it turns out to be truer than they imagined. If this were a Hollywood movie, there would have been clandestine meetings in basements or bars or parking garages. But since it was real life, it was just an e-mail list, called "JournoList," set up by the Washington Post's Ezra Klein. It had over...
  • Obama File 108 Pro Obama "JournoLista" Outed - New "Can of Worms" Opened

    07/27/2010 9:11:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 4+ views
    newzeal.blogspot.com/ ^ | 7/27/10 | Trevor Loudon
    JournoList was an email group of approximately 400 journalists, bloggers and academics, who reportedly worked to influence news reporting in favor of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party during and after the 2008 Presidential elections. The latest list of alleged "Journolistas" has turned up a very interesting name - Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect. This man is no basement blogger or CNN hack, he is the author of two books on the President and is connected to some of Obama's most influential enablers. Robert Kuttner's March 2008 "Obama's Challenge:American's Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency" is...
  • Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright [Journolist]

    07/19/2010 11:32:30 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 185 replies · 5+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | Jonathon Strong
    It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign. The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public –...
  • Think Progress Caught Using Three Year Old Film, Liberal Plants to Smear Tea Party as Racist

    07/15/2010 9:11:21 AM PDT · by kristinn · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Thursday, July 15, 2010 | Kristinn
    The leftist group Think Progress has taken down and edited a video smearing the Tea Party movement as racist after being caught using three year old footage. The group kept in footage and images of leftist provacateurs who were caught infiltrating Tea Party rallies with racist messages.Think Progress originally released a 53 second YouTube video yesterday entitled "Tea Party Racism". That video is now blocked and was replaced this morning with an edited version that runs 50 seconds.Taken out was two short clips of a white man yelling, "Go home wetbacks." That footage turned out to have been posted to...
  • MSM Attempts to Smother DOJ Discrimination Scandal By Labeling Everyday Americans as Racist

    07/14/2010 2:25:20 PM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Jul 14th 2010 | John Nolte
    The mainstream media isn’t biased. The mainstream media isn’t out of touch. The mainstream media isn’t living in some Manhattan/cocktail party bubble. The mainstream media is corrupt. Corrupt to its very core. Willingly, happily, consciously and giddily corrupt. From the day these left-wing propagandists exit whatever J-school taught them how to think, they are on a mission to support, defend, and uphold the Left. And as we’re seeing today, the whole sorry, wicked lot of them have just jumped in bed with the White House and the NAACP to get their lying, left-wing freak on. Let’s use a little Matrix...
  • Poll: People want Democrats to retain control of Congress

    06/16/2010 7:20:16 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 97 replies · 2,164+ views
    LA Times ^ | 06-16-2010
    There are glimmers of hope for Democrats battling to retain control of Congress in this fall's elections, with the party holding a slender edge in public trust for shepherding the economy and small gains in those saying their finances are healthy, according to a new poll. The reeling economy remains the American public's top concern, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll conducted earlier this month, making public attitudes about it crucial for both parties' hopes in November. The good news for Democrats: By a slim margin (47% to 42%), people trust them more than Republicans to guide the economy. And...