"It has become impossible to report just ‘facts' about gun violence," Tweeted a reporter for NBC, without any acknowledgment that if he is tired of "facts" he might have chosen the wrong profession. Then again, maybe he's in exactly the right place. -Matthew Continetti
“The entire progressive blogosphere picked up our stuff,” says a Media Matters source, “from Daily Kos to Salon. Greg Sargent [of the Washington Post] will write anything you give him. He was the go-to guy to leak stuff.”
Democrat, Liberal, Guns, Demagoguery, Media, Ignorance
"The debate over gun violence in America is periodically punctuated by high-profile gun violence incidents including Columbine, Virginia Tech, Tucson, the Trayvon Martin killing, Aurora, and Oak Creek. When an incident such as these attracts sustained media attention, it creates a unique climate for our communications efforts," said the guide. -Democrat anti-gun guide
Liberal, Oops, Press, Politics, Bias
St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer and activist Jeff Gordon was out today protesting with far left activists for a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers.
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
Liberal, Guns, Press, Bias
Vice President Joe Biden gave an interview to MSNBC's Morning Joe on gun control and heaped praise on host Joe Scarborough saying that he and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg deserved rewards for changing the gun debate in America. "Hey Joe, thank you. You have changed the debate in America. The two guys who deserve an award, if anything gets done around here, is you and Michael Bloomberg" Biden said.
Democrat, Editorial, Liberal, Obama, Character, Fraud, Press, Corruption, Bias
In conversations with POLITICO, some of the left's most influential voices in media said that, with the concerns of re-election over, they intend to be more critical of the president's performance and more aggressive in urging him to pursue a progressive agenda as the clock ticks on his last four years in office. "Liberals in the media are going to be tougher on Obama and more respectful at the same time," Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker's chief political commentator and a former speechwriter for Jimmy Carter, told POLITICO. "He was the champion of our side, he vanquished the foe….. [but] now liberals don't have to worry about hurting his chances for re-election, so they can be tougher in urging him to do what he should be doing."
Democrat, Liberal, Election, Incompetence, Character, Press, Bias
On September 13, CNN political reporter Peter Hamby sent an Obama campaign donation request form to his Twitter followers: Wisconsin officially a battleground: President Barack Obama going to Milwaukie next weekemd > https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/o2012-September22MilwaukeeReception
In nearly 500 articles and TV segments from March 18 to May 12, "stories with more statements supporting same-sex marriage outweighed those with more statements opposing it by a margin of roughly 5-to-1."
In the news media, supportive stories — where pro–gay marriage views outnumbered opposition by at least a 2-to-1 margin — made up 47 percent of coverage, versus 9 percent favoring anti–gay marriage views, Pew found.
Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Bigbrother, Energy, Economy
Some possible benefits...
Liberal, Character, Oops, Press, Abortion
On today's Morning Joe, Mitchell, NBC's chief foreign affairs correspondent, twice spoke in defense of Planned Parenthood. Mitchell went so far as to claim that Planned Parenthood "really is" a noble organization.
Liberal, Character, Funny
"Al Qaeda really hurt us, but not as much as Rupert Murdoch has hurt us, particularly in the case of FOX News. Fox news is worse than Al Qaeda — worse for our society. It's as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was."
Liberal, Press, Bias
Meanest budget cuts - From heating for the poor to removing unexploded landmines, the budget compromise takes the ax to some very worthy programs.
Liberal, Oops, Press, Politics
MILWAUKEE- We have some news we need to tell you about ourselves, and the recall election against Governor Scott Walker. TODAY'S TMJ4 and Newsradio 620 WTMJ discovered that several members of our staff signed the recall petitions for Governor Walker. Some of those employees play a role in our news-gathering and editorial process. Several of them also work on-air: One at TODAY'S TMJ4; four at Newsradio 620 WTMJ. We want you to know that we consider this a serious issue. We are in the process of dealing with it internally. Our reputation of being a fair and unbiased news source is of paramount importance to both TODAY'S TMJ4 and Newsradio 620 WTMJ.
Liberal, Oops, Press, Politics
Our journalists are expected to provide you with the clearest picture of the news as it develops — with objectivity and impartiality. And, as readers, you must be able to trust that your newspaper is providing you the most complete picture, without bias of any kind. In the interest of full transparency, we are informing readers today that 25 Gannett Wisconsin Media journalists, including seven at the Green Bay Press-Gazette, signed the recall petition. It was wrong, and those who signed the petition were in breach of Gannett's principles of ethical conduct.
But some of the conservatives' complaints about a liberal tilt are valid. Journalism naturally draws liberals; we like to change the world. I'll bet that most Post journalists voted for Obama. I did. There are centrists at The Post as well. But the conservatives I know here feel so outnumbered that they don't even want to be quoted by name in a memo. -Deborah Howell
Editorial, Press, AntiAmerican, Communism
When new information about Americans who had cooperated with the Soviet KGB began to emerge in the 1990s, no individual case generated as much controversy as that of the journalist I.F. Stone, who had long been installed in the pantheon of left-wing heroes as a symbol of rectitude and a teller of truth to power before his death in 1989.
Environmentalist, Warming, Liberal, Science, Press, Corruption
Britain’s leading green activist research centre spent £15,000 on seminars for top BBC executives in an apparent bid to block climate change sceptics from the airwaves, a vast new cache of leaked ‘Climategate’ emails has revealed. The emails – part of a trove of more than 5,200 messages that appear to have been stolen from computers at the University of East Anglia – shed light for the first time on an incestuous web of interlocking relationships between BBC journalists and the university’s scientists, which goes back more than a decade. They show that University staff vetted BBC scripts, used their contacts at the Corporation to stop sceptics being interviewed and were consulted about how the broadcaster should alter its programme output.
Shout The Lie, Whisper The Retraction
This "shout the lie; whisper the retraction" strategy is one that the media gets tremendous mileage out of on issues all across the board.— J Burton (@JBurtonXP) November 8, 2017
Environmentalist, Warming, Liberal, Press, Bias
But we are constantly being savaged by the loonies for not giving them any coverage at all, especially as you say with the COP in the offing, and being the objective impartial (ho ho) BBC that we are, there is an expectation in some quarters that we will every now and then let them say something. I hope though that the weight of our coverage makes it clear that we think they are talking through their hats.
Government, Guns, Narrative, Press, Politics, Bias
We’re looking for a gun owner and 2nd Amendment supporter who is not opposed to the forthcoming McCarthy bill re: magazine capacity.
Liberal, Press, Politics, Corruption
Journalism: Is the New York Times a news organization or a front for left-wing activists? Reporter Natasha Lennard was filmed leading an Occupy Wall Street panel, offering radicals tips on keeping their identities secret. Openly. In a video that appeared on BigGovernment.com, Lennard, a Times freelance reporter who was arrested with 700 other leftists for shutting down the Brooklyn Bridge this month, revealed herself to be within the actual leadership of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement.
Liberal, Press, Politics, Bias
Big Journalism has learned that the Occupy Washington DC movement is working with well-known media members to craft its demands and messaging while these media members report on the movement. Someone has made the emails from the Occupy Wall Street email distro public and searchable. The names in the list are a veritable who’s who in media.
Journolist 2.0 includes well known names such as MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan, Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi who both are actively participating
NEW YORK (JTA) - Longtime White House reporter Helen Thomas received a prize in journalism from a representative of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas... According to the Washington PLO office’s statement, Thomas was recognized for “all of her actions supporting Palestine in the West.” Ambassadors, journalists, human rights activists and American Arab leaders were among those who attended the ceremony at the home of Maen Rashid Ereikat, president of the Commission General of the PLO in Washington.
Democrat, Liberal, Press
First Lady Michelle Obama: "You know, it's … we're ready, you know. Our children, you know, could care less about what we're doing. We work hard to do that. Fortunately, we have help from the media. I have to say this: I'm very grateful for the support and kindness that we've gotten.
Liberal, Union, Press, Politics, Bias
"They've really been willing partners in it," Morgan told the staffer. "They come in with the TV cameras, and [channels] 58, 12 come, and 6 doesn't always. But, yeah, they've been really helpful. They think it's fun." Channels 58 and 12 are Milwaukee's CBS and ABC affiliates, respectively. "It's not perfect," Morgan added, but "they get our message across."
Editorial, Liberal, Hate, Incompetence, Misogyny, Oops, Press
The trove of more than 13,000 emails detailing almost every aspect of Sarah Palin’s governorship of Alaska, released late on Friday, paints a picture of her as an idealistic, conscientious, humorous and humane woman slightly bemused by the world of politics. One can only assume that the Left-leaning editors who dispatched teams of reporters to remote Juneau, the Alaskan capital, to pore over the emails in the hope of digging up a scandal are now viewing the result as a rather poor return on their considerable investment.
Liberal, Hate, Character, Racism, Press, Smears, Politics, Lie
Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”
Character, Press, Politics, Bias
Clearly the reporters were conspiring to set up some type of smear of Joe Miller.
Liberal, Election, Character, Oops, Press, Politics, Corruption
In July 1999, PBS's Boston flagship WGBH admitted to helping in Democratic Party fundraising efforts since 1994, sharing with the DNC the names of 32,000 PBS donors. The Boston Globe said the fundraising deal was carried out despite "clear prohibitions against tax-exempt groups [like PBS] engaging in political acts."
By the time the full dimensions of the scandal at Lehrer's network became known, 53 PBS affiliates had admitted supplying donor names to the DNC, which then was gearing up to defeat George W. Bush in the 2000 election.
Democrat, Liberal, Press, Politics, Corruption
Three of the network's largest independent stations have admitted to providing donors' mailing lists to political groups-primarily the Democratic Party.
Liberal, Funny, Press
The Associated Press is trying to get its Washington, DC bureau designated a “prostitution free zone.”... Here's a hint to the AP from Randy Breitbart: Have frequent fire drills.