Posts Tagged ‘MSM’
Posted by Liberty on April 8, 2009
Orbusmax had this one up today.
This article comes to us courtesy of WorldNet Daily. Apparently the results aren’t really in line with the MSNBC agenda so they’re not making a big deal of it. I searched for it using the search box at the top of the MSNBC home page and didn’t find it. When I searched on Google (which, incidentally, significantly increased my carbon footprint) several blog posts came up first but I actually did find the MSNBC poll page. If you’d like to vote, click here.
Posted in Future of the GOP, Main Stream Media, Obama | Tagged: "F", Media bias, MSM, MSNBC, MSNBC'S whitewash job, Obama, Obama's plummeting poll numbers, Poll | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on February 3, 2009
I’ve been hearing joyful news-bites this morning about Eric Holder’s confirmation as the first African-American Attorney General. It reminded me of something good that happened on Friday that didn’t get much play in the MSM. Michael Steele was voted in as the new chair of the Republican National Committee. And yes, he is an African-American. That said, it is my opinion that the substance of a person is so much more important than style. Character, principles and the capacity to lead are the criteria by which we should choose our leaders, not race and general “coolness.”
Michael Steele possesses the qualifications and the vision to lead the GOP back to the top. He understands the importance of articulating a clear message of Conservatism. Check out the RNC website for his “Blueprint for Tomorrow.” That’s our guiding plan, guys. He stresses the importance of leading with integrity, clearly defining the difference between Republicans and Democrats and upgrading our strategies to compete in the modern political arena. I have to tell you, I’m optimistic about Michael Steele. I have every hope that he will be a leader for Conservatives, not just party hacks.
Posted in Conservatism, Educate yourself, Future of the GOP, Main Stream Media, Positive News, Slavish media bias | Tagged: Blueprint for Tomorrow, Conservatism, Future of the GOP, Media bias, Michael Steele, MSM, RNC | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on February 3, 2009
I’m experiencing that feeling of deja vu this morning. Yet another Obama appointee has tax issues! Wow! Let me predict what is going to be said about performance czarina Nancy Killefer’s tax problem. “It was an honest mistake.” Or perhaps, “She had a little glitch with her Turbo Tax.”
“Ms. Killefer, 55 years old, failed to pay employment taxes on household help for a year and a half, the Associated Press reported. In 2005, the AP said, the District of Columbia filed a $946.69 tax lien on her home for failure to pay the unemployment compensation tax. The error was resolved five months later.”
Oh…the old employment taxes on the household help. Well, we’ve all had that problem, right? I couldn’t find the box on the 1040 for that one, either.
As it turns out, though, silly excuses probably won’t be necessary. Nancy Killefer is withdrawing her candidacy, saying that she doesn’t want her tax problems to be a distraction for the new administration. There goes the only Obama appointee [so far] who possessed an ounce of shame. Tom? Tim? What about you guys?
Oh, and one more thing. How badly would the MSM be savaging tax-challenged appointees to a Republican administration?
Posted in Arrogant politicians, Innate hypocrisy, Just plain dishonest, Liberalism, Main Stream Media, Obama, Slavish media bias, Taxes | Tagged: Killefer, Liberal hypocrisy, Media bias, MSM, Obama, Tax cheats, Taxes | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on February 3, 2009
Remember hearing Obama bashing lobbyists out on the campaign trail? He used to say that he didn’t take their money and would not provide them with positions in his administration. He used to accuse lobbyists of being part of the problem with how business works in Washington D.C. He even went so far as to publicly make a rule against lobbyists in his administration.
And now, the bait and switch has been done all over again. Notice the use of the word “forced.” The A.P. headline writer has made a subtle effort to absolve Obama of responsibility. What I have to wonder is this: how will this play with the Hope-n-changer’s? Will they even notice that Obama is now governing against his own campaign rhetoric?
Posted in Arrogant politicians, Innate hypocrisy, Liberalism, Main Stream Media, Obama, Slavish media bias | Tagged: Bait and switch, Hope-n-changers, Liberal hypocrisy, Lobbyists, Media bias, MSM, Obama | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on January 29, 2009
“The prosecutor in the impeachment trial of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he’s proven ‘a pattern of abuse of power.’In his closing argument Thursday, prosecutor David Ellis said the evidence shows Blagojevich knew his conduct was improper.”
It looks like Blago’s goose is just about cooked. I do have to give Blago credit for believing in himself–he’s been off on a media blitz this week, all the while proclaiming his innocence. And this despite the tapes that the prosecutor has been playing for the jury. You know the tapes…the ones you’ve heard on the news that clearly feature him talking about seeking favors or money for the messiah’s Senate seat. Blago is either shamelessly dishonest or totally off his rocker. Or both.
Oh, and I do have to give the AP credit. They actually mentioned in this article that Blago is a Democrat. Oh, really? Hmm…I had no idea. Of course, if the story were about a corrupt Republican, they would have put the word, “Republican” in the headline and 15 times throughout the article also. Oh well. Progress is progress.
Posted in Arrogant politicians, Crime and Punishment, Innate hypocrisy, Just plain dishonest, Liberalism, Main Stream Media, Obama, Slavish media bias | Tagged: AP, Blago, Corrupt Democrat, Corruption, Media bias, MSM, Obama | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on January 20, 2009
Yay! A terrible downer of a speech that told us how awful life in America is. An incomprehensible poem of pure drivel. A blatantly racist benediction. And the MSM going on and on about what a great day it was. It’s going to be a long four years…
Posted in Arrogant politicians, Liberalism, Main Stream Media, Obama, Slavish media bias | Tagged: Inauguration, Liberalism, Media bias, MSM, Obama | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on January 14, 2009
I hope tax problems plague Obama’s treasury pick! I know that scrutiny of “the chosen one” and his cabinet appointments is not the hip thing to do right now but seriously folks! Are we going to forget about the way that the Left in this country treated people appointed by Conservatives? Bork, Gonzales, Roberts, Alito, Thomas…do those names mean anything to you? We as Conservatives, not to mention the MSM, should be asking serious questions about Obama [although it’s a little late for that, agreed?!] and the people that he’s choosing for his cabinet.
“A Capitol Hill grilling is likely for Timothy Geithner, President-elect Barack Obama’s pick to head the Treasury Department, after public revelations he failed to pay $34,000 in taxes several years ago. Senate Democrats are pressing to schedule a quick confirmation hearing for Geithner on Friday, hoping to tee up swift approval of his nomination on Inauguration Day. But newly released information about the tax goofs by Geithner, regarded as a brilliant financial markets specialist well-positioned to deal with the nation’s considerable economic problems, could complicate the process.”
Oops. $34,000 in unpaid taxes. Just a little goof!
Posted in Arrogant politicians, Just plain dishonest, Liberalism, Main Stream Media, Obama, Slavish media bias, Taxes | Tagged: Geithner, MSM, Obama, Tax fraud | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on January 12, 2009
Rush is calling it the “Immaculate Inauguration.” Michelle Malkin calls it “Inaugur-A-Palooza.” I think the word “mania” has to apply somewhere to the shameless crap that the MSM is calling “inauguration coverage.” Michelle Malkin has linked to another blog [http://www.julescrittenden.com/] where there’s a complete compendium of the MSM’s fawning, obsequious, laudatory, self-congratulatory, worshipful,…[insert your favorite applicable adjective <here>] “objective coverage” of the Obamanauguration.
Posted in Liberalism, Main Stream Media, Obama, Slavish media bias | Tagged: Inauguration, Jules Crittenden, Michelle Malkin, MSM, Obama, Rush Limbaugh | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on January 10, 2009
I didn’t watch this show but did see the promo for it the other day. ABC apparently is running some kind of a hidden camera show and they had a segment featuring an “American” couple in Paris. The promo showed them gasping that the Eiffel tower was almost just like that tower they have in Las Vegas [but not as big], wearing matching George Bush t-shirts and generally being noisy and offensive to the suave, sophisticated Europeans. When I read up on the show online, my suspicions were confirmed–this supposedly entertaining little segment was yet another George Bush smear from the main stream media. The Left is relentless–even with their chosen one in office, they are still hard at work bashing Conservatives, Republicans and George Bush.
“These actors went out of their way to be literally as obnoxious as possible. The ‘wife’ was ridiculously rambunctious at every turn, and the ‘husband’ began singing the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ when their boat left its dock, and actually shouted ‘George Bush!’(why??) when posing for snapshots. Yeah, sure sounds like a ‘typical’ American to me.
The kicker of the segment was when the ‘couple’ stopped by a local café. After bewildering the other patrons with their ridiculous antics, commentator John Quiñones offers the kicker (on part 2 of the segment, at approx. -04:39 on the video):
QUIÑONES: Apparently not everyone’s amused by our couple’s t-shirts — or their politics. This woman is German.
GERMAN WOMAN: This is nearly as if I had a t-shirt: ‘I Like Hitler,’ you know?”
ABC’s not-so-subtle message: George Bush = Hitler.
ABC’s pathetically transparent agenda brings to mind something that Rush was talking about this week. He made the point that the Left owns the popular culture in America. Astute Conservatives may be highly attuned to spotting the biases in everything from commercials to news broadcasts but not everyone examines the world at large with a political magnifying glass. The casual media consumer is inundated with Left-wing bias. My question is, how do Conservatives counter it?
Posted in Main Stream Media | Tagged: George Bush, Media bias, MSM | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on January 9, 2009
On the way home from the grocery store this afternoon, I heard a quick blip on the indictment of Baltimore mayor, Sheila Dixon. Because the newscaster did not mention a political party in connection with Dixon, I deduced that she must be a Democrat and made a mental note to check it out when I got home. Of course, my supposition was correct. Sheila Dixon is a Democrat and she has been indicted on 12 counts resulting from a corruption investigation. The radio station I was listening to carries ABC news but they weren’t the only ones leaving the word “Democrat” out of the broadcast. According to Newsbusters, CNN anchor Kyra Phillips failed to identify Dixon as a Democrat…inadvertently, I’m sure.
Posted in Crime and Punishment, Liberalism, Main Stream Media | Tagged: CNN, Corrupt Democrat, Corruption, Crime, Liberal hypocrisy, Media bias, MSM, Sheila Dixon | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on January 8, 2009
Since the Israelis went on their most recent offensive, I’ve been wondering how exactly the main stream media can justify their blatantly biased coverage. But then again, I wonder how they can justify their blatantly biased coverage of plenty of issues. This feeling is nothing new to me. We’re expected to believe that the Palestinians [led by the terrorist organization, Hamas] are the innocent victims here and the Israelis are launching a “disproportionate” attack. Marvin Hier in today’s Wall Street Journal has laid out the situation brilliantly.
“At the U.N., no surprise, this double-standard is in full force. In response to Israel’s attack on Hamas, the Security Council immediately pulled an all-night emergency meeting to consider yet another resolution condemning Israel. Have there been any all-night Security Council sessions held during the seven months when Hamas fired 3,000 rockets at half a million innocent civilians in southern Israel? You can be certain that during those seven months, no midnight oil was burning at the U.N. headquarters over resolutions condemning terrorist organizations like Hamas. But put condemnation of Israel on the agenda and, rain or shine, it’s sure to be a full house.”
He also points out:
“Red Cross officials are all over the Gaza crisis, describing it as a full-blown humanitarian nightmare. Where were they during the seven months when tens of thousands of Israeli families could not sleep for fear of a rocket attack? Where were their trauma experts to decry that humanitarian crisis?
There have been hundreds of articles and reports written from the Erez border crossing falsely accusing Israel of blocking humanitarian supplies from reaching beleaguered Palestinians in Gaza. (In fact, over 520 truck loads of humanitarian aid have been delivered through Israeli crossings since the beginning of the Israeli counterattack.) But how many news articles, NGO reports and special U.N. commissions have investigated Hamas’s policy of deliberately placing rocket launchers near schools, mosques and homes in order to use innocent Palestinians as human shields?
Many people ask why there are so few Israeli casualties in comparison with the Palestinian death toll. It’s because Israel’s first priority is the safety of its citizens, which is why there are shelters and warning systems in Israeli towns. If Hamas can dig tunnels, it can certainly build shelters. Instead, it prefers to use women and children as human shields while its leaders rush into hiding.”
Posted in International news, Main Stream Media | Tagged: Hamas, Israel, Marvin Hier, MSM, Terrorism, WSJ | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on December 18, 2008
I heard David Boze discussing this on his radio show yesterday afternoon and thought it was interesting. This story is linked on his blog. He was describing how he was reading this report on his lunch hour and was laughing out loud [in some un-named public place] at how ridiculous it is. It literally is a laugh a minute, if you can get over the fact that a public university is wasting money researching the media’s portrayal of homelessness. Do not interpret my mirth over this report to mean that I think homelessness is funny, because it’s not. The homeless being used as a political football–that’s what I think is funny.
A gaggle of English professors [among others] at the University of Washington conducted a study of how homelessness is portrayed in the media. They focused specifically on media coverage of the City of Seattle’s clean-ups of homeless encampments and have concluded that the camps are unfairly portrayed as dirty, drug-laden and dangerous.
Well, not everyone can exist in the cushy, tenured subjectivity of a university liberal arts department. Words have concrete definitions and certain situations warrant that specific words be used. I’m guessing that the journalists who have written about these squatters’ camps are correct to describe the camps as garbage-strewn, unsanitary and a threat to public safety.
Perhaps the UW team could have rounded up some creative writing professors to formulate a list of more colorful language so that the words “dirty” and “dangerous” wouldn’t be so over used. Instead of “dirty” and “dangerous,” the journalists could use: vile, sordid, tainted, toxic, insalubrious, obscene, perilous, unlawful, obnoxious, objectionable, repugnant or intolerable.
Posted in Collegiate silliness, Main Stream Media, Redistribution of wealth, Washington State | Tagged: Boze, Descriptive language, Homelessness, MSM, Seattle, UW | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on December 17, 2008
Fellow news junkies, remember the AP story from December 14 on global warming by Seth Borenstein?
“When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore. Now it is a ticking time bomb that President-elect Barack Obama can’t avoid.”
This story has been criticized for it’s blatant bias and factual inaccuracy and finally, that criticism is seeing the light of day. From Hot Air blog:
They have a few quotes from actual scientists [note: Al Gore is not a scientist, Mr. Borenstein] debunking this ridiculous article. Also, from Fox News:
“Scientists skeptical of the assertion that climate change is the result of man’s activites are criticizing a recent Associated Press report on global warming, calling it ‘irrational hysteria, ‘horrifically bad’ and ‘incredibly biased.’
They say the report, which was published on Monday, contained sweeping scientific errors and was a one-sided portrayal of a complicated issue.”
Posted in Environlunacy, Liberalism, Main Stream Media, Obama | Tagged: Environlunacy, Global warming, Media bias, MSM | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on December 11, 2008
“‘This is a pattern we’ve seen for many years, especially when it comes to scandal. We call it drop the (D). You see stories like this [Blagojevich],’ all the time NewsBusters Senior Editor Tim Graham told FNC’s Neil Cavuto. While some print outlets just bury the Democratic label deep within an article, ‘a lot of times on television we’re not seeing that [the party label] at all. We’ve seen that in the Blagojevich coverage. You could have watched CBS today and not found a single mention,’ that the indicted Illinois Governor is a Democrat, Graham added.”
Posted in Main Stream Media | Tagged: Blagojevich, Media bias, MSM | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on December 6, 2008
“Although Oprah Winfrey worked hard on Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign, she never considered going to work for the president-elect’s administration, the talk show host said Friday.”
She’s much more valuable to Obama as celebrity mouthpiece.
“Earlier this week, Winfrey’s production company confirmed she would host her Chicago-based talk show to Washington for at least two episodes during inauguration week. She’ll have a live show from the Kennedy Center Opera House one day before the ceremony, and tape another one on Jan. 21.”
The question is, will her viewers be smart enough to interpret her biases? Ironic that her show would not be subject to the Fairness Doctrine but Conservative talk radio would be silenced.
Posted in Liberalism, Main Stream Media, Obama | Tagged: Fairness doctrine, Liberalism, MSM, Obama, Oprah | 1 Comment »
Posted by Liberty on December 5, 2008
Professor Mark J. Perry of Carpe Diem blog fame has been consistently posting good info on the plight of the Big Three automakers. He’s been especially highlighting the fact that union labor contracts have been a major reason that the Big Three are no longer competitive. The MSM is handling the union with kid gloves, but that’s nothing new. For instance, what do you know about the Job Bank? The Job Bank is a union-backed program where laid-off autoworkers can collect up to 95% of their wages and benefits. That’s right–the Big Three have been paying union workers, even when they’re not working. Hmm…have Honda or Toyota been hamstrung by this kind of program? The answer is no, because they employ non-union workers and consequently haven’t had the UAW gun to their heads. Read Professor Perry’s brilliant post: Cost of Jobs Bank 2005-2008: $4,200,000,000.
Posted in Main Stream Media, Union Thuggery | Tagged: Carpe Diem, MSM, Union | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Liberty on November 28, 2008
“Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs claims the search engine giant has banned her groundbreaking articles about Obama-a technique many people refer to as ‘sandboxing.'”
Hmm…Google, getting a head start on the Fairness Doctrine? Look for more suppression of free speech as the Obama administration gets rolling–this guy can’t take criticism and the MSM (including Google, apparently) is going to continue to help him out.
Posted in Constitutional Rights, Obama | Tagged: Fairness doctrine, Freedom of speech, MSM, Obama | Leave a Comment »