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WaPo: Trump Has Only Spent $2 Million on Campaign So Far

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

As the kids say, whoa, if true. MSNBC reported Tuesday morning that aides to Donald Trump estimate that the real estate mogul has spent roughly $2 million on his 2016 presidential campaign to date. That’s consistent with a Wall Street Journal report from over the summer that Trump had loaned his campaign $1.8 million and […]

Trump and Fox News End Their Third Fake Fight of the Primary

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Hollywood marriages last longer. Donald Trump says his self-described boycott of Fox News is over after only one week. The Republican presidential hopeful is scheduled to appear on “The O’Reilly Factor” Tuesday evening. The billionaire businessman has been angry with the network since the first GOP debate. Trump tweeted Sept. 23 he wouldn’t be doing […]

You GUYS…Mean Republicans Are Costing Taxpayers Money by Just Talking About Government Shutdown

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Proof that modern journalism has an IQ ceiling of less than twenty. Congressional Republicans’ threatened federal government shutdown is already costing U.S. taxpayers money and it has not even happened yet, budget experts said on Tuesday. Whether or not the party’s conservative Tea Party faction forces a shutdown this week, there are real costs to […]

Even as McConnell Gives Planned Parenthood a Pass, MSM Continues to Cover for Group

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

The Bad Ship Failure continues to sail. The U.S. Senate, racing against a Sept. 30 deadline, has scheduled a procedural vote on Monday for legislation that would temporarily fund the federal government and avoid agency shutdowns on Oct. 1. The legislation would not contain a provision that would defund women’s healthcare provider Planned Parenthood. Those […] Headline: ‘Pope Francis isn’t as progressive on LGBTQ issues as you think’

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

(h/t No, really: Pope Francis has been widely praised as a progressive figure on LGBTQ issues. Fueled by some of the pope’s comments on gay people (“Who am I to judge?”), some Democrats have praised Francis for his liberal views — with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, for example, stating that Francis […]

Claim: POTUS Blocks Black Conservative Teen from Following Him on Twitter! UPDATED

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 - by Debra Heine

The president of the United States — arguably the most powerful man in the world — has blocked a thirteen-year-old boy who is known to be critical of him from following him on Twitter. Obama has a reputation for being thin-skinned, but this is ridiculous: He is Conservative YouTube sensation CJ Pearson, a 13-year-old black middle […]

What the Media Is Showing, but Isn’t Saying About Syrian Refugees

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

The photo above was featured in a Reuters report on Syrian migrants travelling between Serbia and Croatia in an attempt to obtain refugee status in Europe. The fairly dull report read: Serbia gave Croatia an end-Wednesday deadline to fully lift a blockade on cargo traffic or face retaliatory measures, as relations between the ex-Yugoslav neighbors sour […]

Even NPR Calls Out Hillary’s Hide-Behind-the-Pope Timing on Keystone Announcement

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

It’s only stealthy if you don’t get caught. Here was the headline: As Pope Lands, Hillary Clinton Says She Opposes Keystone XL Pipeline They continued: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has come out against the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. It’s something she has spent months avoiding taking a position on — and her announcement […]

Reuters: Republicans Are to Blame for Islamophobia

Monday, September 21st, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Sure, let’s go with that. Muslim Americans responded with a mix of frustration, exasperation and anger to what many see as a growing wave of Islamophobia fueled by two of the Republican Party’s most popular presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Ben Carson. At the Islamic Institute of Orange County, which houses a mosque and a […]

As Iran Deal Is Talked Up in Washington, Israel, Iran Prepare for War

Monday, September 7th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

IMRA reports: With an eye on Iran and other complex, heavily defended theaters, Israel is building up the infrastructure and indigenous capabilities needed to begin operating its first F-35 Adir (Awesome) stealth strike fighters by the end of 2017. …“The stealth and other advanced capabilities provided by this fifth-generation fighter are self-evident,” an IAF officer told Defense News when asked […]

Obama Lets American Journo Rot in Iranian Jail While Negotiating with Islamic Republic

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Iran prepares fateful verdict on Jason Rezaian #JPost #MiddleEast — The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) August 30, 2015   The Jerusalem Post reports: A verdict has been reached in the trial of American journalist Jason Rezaian, the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network reported on Sunday. “The verdict on Jason Rezaian has been issued, […]

‘Shirley Temper’ and the Reality of Pallywood Hits Mainstream Media

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

We present the Tamimi family. A well known Pallywood activist family who ambushed the soldier for publicity. — IDF Elite (@idfelite) August 30, 2015   The UK Daily Mail has finally caught on to the reality of Pallywood, the nickname for the professional Palestinian activists who pose in suffering mode for social media and […]

New York Tabloids Pick Worst Possible Covers for Virginia Journalist Murders

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

An early look at tomorrow’s front page… EXECUTED ON LIVE TV: — New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 27, 2015 The New York Daily News sparked online outrage over its cover showing stills from the footage taken by the killer of Virginia journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward. Vester Flanagan was wearing a […]

ESPN Suspends Curt Schilling for Tweet Comparing Muslims to Nazis

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

If the tweet fits… ESPN has suspended Curt Schilling after the pitcher and network analyst tweeted, and subsequently deleted, a picture that compared Muslims to Nazis. “Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective,” ESPN said in a statement on Tuesday. “We made that point very strongly to Curt and […]

CNN Working Hard to Replace the New York Times as the Official Media Wing of the Democratic Party

Friday, August 21st, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

CNN wants to be clear that it doesn’t like any immigration policy that doesn’t conform to the Democrats’ vision of what immigration policy should be. In the past twenty-four hours, they’ve made sure to hit both men leading the GOP polls. First, they found a former Hillary Clinton aide to take a swing at Donald […]

Media Bias 101: Scott Walker/Black Lives Matter Edition

Friday, August 21st, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Here is the headline: Walker rejects meeting with Black Lives Matter leaders Pretty harsh, huh? They offered to meet with him and he flat-out rejected them. At least that is what is clearly implied here. Well…maybe that’s not exaclty how it went. He was later asked if he would meet with representatives of Black Lives […]

Islamic War on Christianity Continues: ISIS Bulldozes Catholic Monastery in Syria

Friday, August 21st, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

While most of the MSM was sleeping… Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants have destroyed a historic monastery seized in their latest advance across central Syria. Photographs appeared online of fighters from Isil with bulldozers at the Mar Elian monastery in Al-Qaryatain, in Homs province. The monitoring group Syrian Observatory of Human […]

Apocalypse Nigh: NBCUniversal Sinks $200 Million into BuzzFeed

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Via Techcrunch: If the news sounds a little familiar, that’s because Vox Media announced a similar deal with NBCUniversal last week. At the time, Re/code (now owned by Vox) reported that BuzzFeed had received an investment of the same size, at a valuation of $1.5 billion. As with the Vox deal, BuzzFeed and NBCUniversal say […]

Iranian Spokeswoman Openly Mocks Obama’s Pro-Deal PR

Sunday, August 16th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Via IMRA: Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham on Thursday deplored US President’s recent anti-Iran remarks, saying that Barack Obama does not consider the realities inside Iran. In a recent interview with NPR, Obama had claimed that it is possible Iran starts making different decisions on regional issues and toning down its anti-Israel rhetoric. In reply, Afkham described the […]

New York Times Upset that American Airstrikes Hit Human Shields Used by ISIS in Syria

Friday, August 14th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

“Monitoring groups” are upset. An airstrike by the American-led military coalition in northern Syria this week killed eight civilians, including two women and five children, according to neighbors and relatives of the dead. The episode revived accusations by monitoring groups that the United States and its allies are not careful enough about who is killed […]

Pistol-Whipped Cop Hesitated Using Force Because of ‘Media’

Friday, August 14th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

The inmates have the keys to the asylum. A Birmingham, Alabama, police detective who was pistol-whipped unconscious said Friday that he hesitated to use force because he didn’t want to be accused of needlessly killing an unarmed man. “A lot of officers are being too cautious because of what’s going on in the media,” said […]

Do We Care About Boys and Men?

Thursday, August 13th, 2015 - by Leslie Loftis

In the Trump drama after the Fox News GOP presidential candidates debate last week, the debriefs missed some of the acute problems that never made it into the debate at all. There is a commission to establish a National or a White House Council on Boys and Men. (Full disclosure: I am a member of […]

Bernie Trumps Trump …Among Christian Kids?

Monday, August 10th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Forget the showmanship apparent at last week’s Republican debates. The pomp, circumstance and condemnation of the Obama era has left millennial voters exhausted and ready to opt out of the 2016 election over a year ahead of schedule. And can you blame them? Primed by the vicious anti-W. demonstrations, millennials associate nothing but derision, deadlock […]

NPR Dutifully Runs Interference for Planned Parenthood by Repeating ’3 Percent’ Lie

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Nothing like one publicly funded organization “fact checking” another. Bush is right that Planned Parenthood receives $500 million a year in government funding — or, to be more exact, $528 million last year, according to Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report. That totals more than 40 percent of Planned Parenthood’s total $1.3 billion in revenue for […]

(VIDEO) George Will Coins the Perfect Phrase to Describe Obama’s Tenure: ‘Constitutional Vandalism’

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

We need to make this one stick. Face it kids, there are going to be a seemingly endless number of ways to negatively describe what’s been going on here once he leaves office. Let’s just thank Mr. Will for giving us a favorite this early.

Camille Paglia Unloads on Feminism, Bill Clinton at Salon and It’s Delicious

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

I’m a Paglia addict, which is why I’m so psyched for her 3-part interview series being released by Salon, liberal bastion that it is. Dear God, don’t let that turn you off. Read this lesbian atheist’s cultural commentary and you’ll find in it the seeds of the equity feminist movement (fancy lingo for the kind of women’s […]

Arab Media Justifies Attack on French Tourist at Al Aqsa Mosque

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

According to blogger Elder of Ziyon, the Arab media has jumped on the story of an “Israeli extremist” attempting to hoist an Israeli flag over the Dome of the Rock, aka the Temple Mount. Championing the Palestinian worshipers at the scene who attacked the man, the Arab media failed to report that he was not, […]

Despite Celebrity PR Campaign, New Poll Shows Americans Really, Really Don’t Like Iran Deal

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

It would appear that the American public isn’t quite ready to be fooled all of the time. Update: A new poll shows even worse numbers for the Iran deal. The Quinnipiac University poll shows 57 percent against and just 28 percent in support. The two-to-one negative split is by far the worst poll yet for […]

VIDEO: Earnest Gets Challenged on ‘Ugly Stuff’ in Planned Parenthood Videos by Chris Cuomo

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

White House press secretary Josh Earnest got challenged on the administration position regarding the Planned Parenthood videos this morning from an unlikely corner. While on CNN this morning to discuss current congressional action including this afternoon’s Planned Parenthood vote, host Chris Cuomo noted that signs don’t point to a government shutdown “because you won’t get […]

The People of Zimbabwe Too Poor, Too Hungry to Care About Cecil

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

The first question any logical person would pose upon hearing the Cecil the lion story should be along the lines of whether or not that lion meat (presuming it is edible) was used to feed the people of Zimbabwe. Too bad the story didn’t attract any logical people, those who might give two cents about […]

The Purge of the Viewer-less Begins: MSNBC Nukes Ed Schultz, Alex Wagner and ‘The Cycle’

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of commies. MSNBC president Phil Griffin on Friday informed staffers that he is cancelling three afternoon programs: roundtable discussion show The Cycle as well as Now with Alex Wagner and The Ed Show, hosted by Ed Schultz. Friday, July 31, will be the final show for all three. […]

(VIDEO) Ernst: Funds Will Still Be Available for Women’s Health Services, Just Not for Planned Parenthood

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

As mentioned in my earlier post, the libmedia loves to pretend that Planned Parenthood is the only place women can go for pap smears and other preventative health services. Sen. Ernst debunks that rather easily here.

Three UVA Phi Kappa Psi Members Sue Rolling Stone Over Fake Rape Article

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Via UPI: Three former members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia filed a defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone on Wednesday for a now-retracted article the magazine published about a gang rape. In April, Rolling Stone officially retracted an article written by Sabrina Erdely which told of the rape of a […]

The Hill Finds Romney Connection to Lion-Killer Story

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

The Hill published a Pulitzer-worthy scoop Wednesday, with the revelation of political donations made by the Minnesota dentist who killed a beloved lion in Zimbabwe. The Minnesota dentist who authorities say killed a beloved Zimbabwe lion named Cecil donated to Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. Federal Elections Commission (FEC) forms show Walter James Palmer, a […]

It’s the Lawyers’ World and We Just Die In It

Friday, July 24th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

This is what comes of being a nation of lawyers, not men: “60 Minutes” correspondent Bob Simon was responsible for his own death, the limousine company being sued for the crash that killed him insists in galling new court papers. Simon, 73, understood “all risks and dangers” and “assumed the risk” when he climbed into […]