In 1991, Christopher Hitchens wrote that "television is a megaphone for the transmission of official wisdom."

  Outside of the Soviet Union, nowhere was that more true than the news shows of the original big three American networks, which by the late 1960s served essentially as the dissemination mechanism of Democrat Party talking points. -Ed Driscoll Go To Site

The tale went something like this: A Jewish couple was forced to pull its child out of school so the family could "flee" town over fears stemming from "fake news" stories blaming them for the cancellation of a Christmas play...

  
It hit all the desired notes for left-leaning publications and personalities. It demonized outlets like Breitbart and Fox News while supposedly putting on display the real-life consequences of "fake news."

  It was everywhere.

  The only problem? The story wasn't true.

  
-Oliver Darcy Go To Site

During an interview today, Bill Clinton’s rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick suggested the New York Times spend the same amount of energy investigating claims of sexual assault against Bill Clinton that the newspaper put into probing Donald Trump’s alleged past treatment of women. Go To Site

Editorial, Liberal, Narrative, Press, Bias

As for the network neglecting to air his speech at the Republican National Convention, he said it was gesture by the network indicating his speech went well. “That’s par for the course, and I remember going into it and someone said to me that the test for if your speech is successful will be if MSNBC shows any of it,” he said. “If it’s a bomb, they’ll cut to it so people can see that it’s a bomb. If it’s successful, they won’t cover a second of it. So the fact that they didn’t cover any of it I actually think is a positive thing.

Liberal, Oops, Press, Bias

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: And then if he does, if we can just follow up and say ‘but this morning your answer is continuing to sound…’ – *becomes unintelligible* CBS REPORTER: You can’t say that.. **Later** CBS REPORTER: I’m just trying to make sure that we’re just talking about, no matter who he calls on we’re covered on the one question.

Liberal, Guns, Character, Racism, Narrative, Press, Demagoguery, Socialism, Lie, Healthcare

On Tuesday, MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer fretted over health care reform protesters legally carrying guns: "A man at a pro-health care reform rally...wore a semiautomatic assault rifle on his shoulder and a pistol on his hip....there are questions about whether this has racial overtones....white people showing up with guns." Brewer failed to mention the man she described was black. Following Brewer’s report, which occurred on the Morning Meeting program, host Dylan Ratigan and MSNBC pop culture analyst Toure discussed the supposed racism involved in the protests. Toure argued: "...there is tremendous anger in this country about government, the way government seems to be taking over the country, anger about a black person being president....we see these hate groups rising up and this is definitely part of that."

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Scandal, Narrative, Oops, Press

Amid concerns that some in the mainstream media are downplaying the Libya terror attack, The New York Times' public editor scolded The Grey Lady this week for burying its coverage of the first congressional hearing on the deadly assault. The pointed rebuke from Margaret Sullivan, whose job is to represent the interests of Times readers, said the hearing story "belonged on The Times's front page." Instead, it was on A3 -- while other major papers like The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post put it on the cover Thursday. "I can't think of many journalistic subjects that are more important right now, or more deserving of aggressive reporting," Sullivan wrote, adding that readers wrote to her "in dismay" about the apparent downplaying.

In 2008, a few years after admitting he didn't go public with his knowledge that Oregon's Democratic governor was a rapist, McCormack wrote a book a called You Don't Know Me: A Citizen's Guide to Republican Family Values...

  In 2007, Elizabeth Lynn Dunham, Goldschmidt's teenage victim, died in hospice at age 49. She spent most of her life battling addiction and mental illness. Neil Goldschmidt is still with us. When he's not in Oregon, he lives on an estate in the South of France. -Mark Hemingway Go To Site

Liberal, Oops, Press, Bias

The press overwhelmingly bought into the Obama administration's version of events on the attack at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, according to a new study Friday by the Center for Media and Public Affairs, which tracks news reports. CMPA analysts said press accounts framed the attack as a spontaneous protest — the Obama administration's initial version of events — four times more often than they called it a terrorist assault, which was what Republicans and even some Democrats identified it as in the days right after Sept. 11.




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Warmists Stuck In Ice

The expedition involves men of deep faith. They believe in global warming down to their frostbitten fingertips. -Scott Johnson, Ship of Climate Fools

Strangely enough, the BBC devotes almost 1,000 words to this story, but not once is it mentioned what these passengers were doing there. Just seeing the sights? Trying to prove that global warming climate change threatens to melt the polar ice caps and flood Al Gore’s basement? -Jim Treacher Go To Site

A group of climate change scientists were rescued by helicopter Jan. 2, after being stranded in the ice since Christmas morning. But the majority of the broadcast networks’ reports about the ice-locked climate researchers never mentioned climate change... In fact, rather than point out the mission was to find evidence of climate change, the networks often referred to the stranded people as “passengers,” “trackers” and even “tourists,” without a word about climate change or global warming. Go To Site

The alarmists set sail for Antarctica with a plan to show the world how badly alleged man-made “global warming” was wreaking havoc across the region. Instead, their Russian-flagged ship was frozen in place after sea-ice coverage hit record-high levels this year. Go To Site

Global warming strikes where least expected.

Liberal, Character, Press, AntiAmerican, War, Lie

The media myth associated with the image is that U.S. forces carried out the aerial napalm attack that terrorized and injured the children near Trang Bang. But that interpretation — or, perhaps, the reflexive inclination to blame the American military — is in error: The napalm was dropped in a misdirected attack by the South Vietnamese Air Force, as news reports of the time made clear. In the 40 years since, however, the erroneous interpretation has emerged not infrequently. A notable example came six months ago, in an obituary published in the New York Times that referred to Ut’s photograph and said it depicted “the aftermath of one of the thousands of bombings in the countryside by American planes: a group of terror-stricken children fleeing the scene, a girl in the middle of the group screaming and naked, her clothes incinerated by burning napalm.”

Environmentalist, Warming, Liberal, Character, Narrative, Press, Smears, Bias

"Few would compare a United Nations climate change conference to a garden party, but a pair of skeptical skunks showed up on Thursday in the persons of Senator James Inhofe, Republican of Oklahoma, and Christopher Monckton, the Viscount Monckton of Benchley."

Democrat, Editorial, Liberal, Crime, Narrative, Press, Immigration

If you need another example of egregious media bias, how can it be less than 24 hours after the arrest of a U.S. Senator’s illegal alien sex offender intern there’s not a single story found on the main page of New Jersey’s largest newspaper? All that can be found is a tiny item on the main page linking to comments about the story. Is it not newsworthy enough to have a follow-up story? Then you can search for “Robert Menendez” on their main page and you get … nothing related to the story.

“I knew my ideas were working when the media stopped calling it Reaganomics.” -Ronald Reagan Go To Site

Hypocrisy, Editorial, Liberal, Hate, Union, Violence, Character, Racism, Fraud, Narrative, Press, Tolerance, Diversity, Bigotry

Union protesters called hot dog vendor “Uncle Tom” and “N*gger” but you won’t hear about it in the mainstream media. I have posted numerous times about the union violence in Lansing, including punches thrown at Steven Crowder and the tearing down of the Americans for Prosperity tent even as bystanders screamed that there were people inside. You may also have heard the story of the hot dog vendor whose equipment and supplies were deliberately destroyed by the union protesters. But unless you read conservative blogs and websites, you have not heard that the union protesters shouted racial slurs at the man, including the N-word. -William A. Jacobson

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Funny, Brilliance, Narrative, Oops, Press, Economy, Jobs

January 10, 2013 WASHINGTON — Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, the latest sign of stability in the job market. The Labor Department says applications rose 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 371,000, the most in five weeks…

Liberal, Fraud, Narrative, Oops, Press, Lie

About half of the manifesto has been delicately excised from press reports… the parts where he praises gun control, Senator Dianne Feinstein, MSNBC, CNN (especially gun control sensationalist Piers Morgan), Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama. On the other hand, he really hates the NRA, particularly Wayne LaPierre (who he incorrectly identifies as the organization’s “president” – that would be David Keene at the moment) and George Zimmerman.

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May2
2017

Boston: The Press Embarrass Themselves

Yearning for a "right-wing" suspect, the press is sorely disappointed. Narrative Fail.

Liberal, Hate, Press, Smears, AntiAmerican, Academia

She noted that the terrorist attacks gave America a chance to shift its racial hate from “Reagan‘s ’welfare Queen’“ to another ”imagined“ racial enemy that was ”somehow Muslim, or Arab, or Sikh, or something else.” This gives Americans an ability to “stomach a kind of horrific racial violence in the name of national security,” which Harris-Perry notes is a repeating part of American “history.”

Somewhere far, far to the south where it is summer, a group of global warming scientists are trapped in the Antarctic ice. If you missed the irony of that situation, it is because much of the mainstream media has glossed over that rather inconvenient bit of hilarity. Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Guns, Narrative, Oops, Press, Bias, Ignorance

“She was caught in the line of fire because some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need,” the First Lady explained. “I just don’t want to keep disappointing our kids in this country. I want them to know that we put them first.”... For the broadcast, ABC’s Good Morning America producers edited out the First Lady’s “automatic weapon” line.

Liberal, Crime, Press, Immigration, Pc

The Associated Press says it is no longer appropriate for reporters to use the term “illegal immigrant.” The organization announced that its AP Stylebook — the language and grammar guide used by news organizations across the country — will immediately stop approving the phrase.

Liberal, Government, Narrative, Press, Demagoguery

Later on the broadcast, Williams again declared the delays to be a sign of "the impact of Washington all across this country" and predicted: "Now the American people as a whole just might take further notice because now the sequester is responsible for delaying airline flights across this country."

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Guns, Incompetence, Character, Press, Protest, Metaphor, Corruption, Bias, Arrogance

Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post, explains to MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell how he and other "journalists" prevented Capitol Hill police from removing an anti-gun advocate from the Senate gallery after she yelled at Senators who voted down an amendment to expand background checks. -Ian Schwartz, Real Clear Politics

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May2
2017

Liberal Press Lapdogs: Obamacare is Awesome!

The Liberal Narrative: Some glitches should be expected, and ObamaCare is being overwhelmed by a flood of Americans excited to sign up!

It remains to be seen whether Obama’s plan will actually be able to achieve the cost savings it promises for the health care system. But people who want to keep their current insurance should be able to do that under Obama’s plan. His description of his plan is accurate, and we rate his statement True.” -PolitiFact, Oct 2008 Go To Site

Liberal, Crime, Narrative, Press, Immigration

NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell said on Thursday that fiscal conservatives who oppose immigration reform should be "ashamed of themselves" for ignoring the calls of local community leaders.

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops, Press, Lie, Ignorance

Obama Original quote: “If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf – places like Charleston, S.C., or Savannah, Ga., or Jacksonville, Fla. – if we don’t do that, these ships are going to go someplace else and we’ll lose jobs.”... Here’s the quote after a member of the elite Associated Press Obama Gaffe Repair Team sprang into action: “If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf – (and in) places like Charleston, S.C., or Savannah, Ga., or Jacksonville, Fla. – if we don’t do that, these ships are going to go someplace else and we’ll lose jobs.”

"From presenting blatant hoaxes as real news, to covering up the real motives of radical Islamic terrorists, to tarring Trump voters as racists and Christians as idiots, media made it abundantly clear in 2016 that actual facts are secondary to promoting the preferred narratives of the left."

Liberal, Guns, Narrative, Oops, Press, Socialism, Murder

After thinking things over, the Denver Post decided to delete the fact that Arapahoe School shooter Kark Pierson was a committed socialist from their news report. This is from the original article: The gunman’s parents divorced in late 2011, according to court records. The divorce was finalized in August 2012. Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with the gunman, described him as a very opinionated Socialist.... EDIT: Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with Pierson, described him as very opinionated.

Democrat, Liberal, Sex, Narrative, Oops, Press, Assault

MSNBC edited out footage of a reporter asking Bill Clinton repeated questions about the reemergence of Juanita Broaddrick, who has long alleged Clinton raped her, Thursday afternoon after airing the exchange in its entirety in an earlier segment... However, when MSNBC re-aired Welker’s package in the following hour, Picket’s questions about Broaddrick are skipped over... It amounted to roughly 10 seconds in cut footage.

Marc Ambinder:

Hillary Is Not Under Investigation

Republicans Are Liars.

Actually, Hillary Is Under Investigation

Oops.

Oct 28 2016: FBI reopens Clinton probe after new emails found in Anthony Weiner case

A new study of how environmental reporters cover global warming and climate change reveals that they see the issue as one America has endorsed and, as a result, no longer include critics in their reports because they are “generally irrelevant.” And the orders are coming from editors. -Paul Bedard Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Narrative, Press, Justice, Law

“Wait, let me finish,” Malzberg said. “No, no, no,” Costello replied. “What do you mean? You don’t want to hear it? That Hillary Clinton is on tape bragging about, as a lawyer getting off on a technicality. That woman now says, ‘Hillary ruined my life.’ That’s not fair,” Malzberg asked.

  Preventing Phillips or Malzberg from talking, Costello overruled claiming, “I’m going to leave it there, Goodbye. Thanks for joining me.”

Liberal, Narrative, Oops, Press, Islam

A story revealing how a Canadian elementary school has allowed refugee students to physically abuse their classmates and go unpunished was removed Sunday morning, with little explanation other than a nod towards the “sensitive” nature of the subject. Nova Scotia newspaper The Chronicle Herald published a story on Friday evening titled “Parents worried over school kids’ brutality at Chebucto Heights Elementary School.” The story revealed parents’ fears over the abuse their children have suffered at the hands of newly-enrolled refugee students....

  One of the attackers reportedly yelled “Muslims rule the world!” while choking the girl.
According to the mother, school staff broke up the assault but didn’t punish either of the attackers.

Democrat, Liberal, Oops, Press, Lie

Asked if there was any chance her faintness on Sunday could be a sign of some more “serious” illness, Clinton said he did not believe that was the case. “Well if it is, it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors,” he said, “because frequently—well not frequently, rarely—but on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing happened to her when she got severely dehydrated.”

  But when the segment aired, the bolded section was edited out, cutting to a reverse shot of Rose nodding to cover up the jump.

Liberal, Narrative, Press, Terrorism, Media, Islam

MSNBC host Chris Hayes reported on the comments made by Turkish assassin Mert Altintas in the aftermath of his murder of the Russian ambassador Tuesday, but curiously left out the fact that he yelled “Allahu akbar“– “God is great” in Arabic.“The gunman was Turkish, a 22-year-old officer in the Ankara special forces,” the All In host said. “According to witnesses, the gunman yelled out, ‘Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria,’ wounding three additional people before being fatally shot by police.”

In 2008, a few years after admitting he didn't go public with his knowledge that Oregon's Democratic governor was a rapist, McCormack wrote a book a called You Don't Know Me: A Citizen's Guide to Republican Family Values...

  In 2007, Elizabeth Lynn Dunham, Goldschmidt's teenage victim, died in hospice at age 49. She spent most of her life battling addiction and mental illness. Neil Goldschmidt is still with us. When he's not in Oregon, he lives on an estate in the South of France. -Mark Hemingway Go To Site

Liberal, Hate, Guns, Racism, Narrative, Oops, Press, Lie, Islam, Murder

The Associated Press edited the words of a Muslim man who allegedly killed three white people in downtown Fresno Tuesday afternoon and shouted “Allahu Akbar!” The suspect, 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad holds fervent anti-Trump beliefs according to his social media profile, and he told police afterward that he hates white people.

Rather than reporting the gunman’s literal words, however, the AP reported the gunman as saying “God is great.” On Twitter, the AP’s report gave no indication that the suspect’s words were said in Arabic.

Liberal, Character, Sex, Misogyny, Narrative, Oops, Press, Healthcare, Islam

Worried the term “female genital mutilation” might sharpen the divide between those who oppose brutally cutting away a little girl’s genitalia to deprive her of sexual pleasure and those who practice the “rite,” one New York Times editor instead refers to the ritual as “genital cutting.”

  “There’s a gulf between the Western (and some African) advocates who campaign against the practice and the people who follow the rite, and I felt the language used widened that chasm,” NYT science and health editor Celia Dugger explained Friday.

This looks mostly peacefull to any objective observer. Trust the press.

The Press - "Mostly Peaceful" Protests

The largely peaceful protests against right-to-work legislation that brought thousands of pro-union workers to Lansing, Mich., turned ugly at times on Tuesday, with protestors being pepper-sprayed by police and a conservative provocateur saying he was roughed up by labor activists.

“Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” -Mark Twain Go To Site

In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.” -Ed Driscoll Go To Site