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Media BiASS: Daily Garbage….

ABC’s ‘World News Tonight’ Finally Ends Midterm Blackout

 

After failing to mention the upcoming midterm election a single time since he took over the anchor desk of ABC’s World News Tonight on September 1, on Monday, David Muir finally informed viewers that a political contest with “enormous” stakes was just days away: “The countdown is on, this evening, to the midterm elections tonight. Your voice, your vote. Just eight days to go before this election. The stakes? Enormous. President Obama, already battling with a Republican House, will he soon face a Republican Senate?” It had been 137 days since the ABC evening newscast had made any mention of the 2014 midterms. The last story on the campaign occurred on June 11, when Muir – coincidentally filling in for then-World News anchor Diane Sawyer – reported on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor losing his Virginia congressional primary to candidate Dave Brat.

 

CBS Wonders If a Scott Walker Loss Will ‘Send a Message’ Nationwide About His ‘Policies and Politics’?

 

With the midterm elections one week away from Tuesday, the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley profiled the race in Wisconsin for governor as incumbent Governor and Republican Scott Walker faces off against Democratic candidate Mary Burke. While it’s certainly worth covering governor’s races across the country, CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds chose to use the occasion to go after Walker and his policies by asking Burke if a victory over Walker would “send a message to the rest of the country about the kind of policies and politics that he practices?”

 

Flummoxed Charlie Rose on Midterm Anger: ‘Why Is It They Don’t Like’ Obama?

 

The CBS This Morning crew on Tuesday alternated between confusion as to why Barack Obama may be driving Republicans to a big midterm victory and strident declarations that the GOP would have no mandate. Co-host Charlie Rose talked with political director John Dickerson and wondered of disenchanted voters: “So, why is it they don’t like this President so much? Is it a spillover from ObamaCare or something else?” Co-host Norah O’Donnell pre-spun the bad news: “If Republicans take control, they’re going to win in six Senate seats that Mitt Romney won by double digits in the last presidential election. Where’s the mandate for compromise in that?”

 

Norah O’Donnell Admits to Throwing ‘a Softball of a Question’ at Elizabeth Warren

 

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared on Tuesday’s CBS This Morning to discuss next week’s midterm elections and the three CBS hosts eagerly threw softball questions at the Massachusetts Democrat. During the interview, Norah O’Donnell asked Senator Warren “what’s going to happen if Republicans take control?” before admitting “I guess that was a softball of a question, wasn’t it?”

 

On MSNBC, Graham Nash Blasts Koch Bros.; ‘Execution’ of Michael Brown

 

On Monday’s Morning Joe, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough prompted hippie icon Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, and Nash fame to promote his new song about the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Nash wildly contended that “what happened with…almost, the execution of Michael Brown, we had to say something.” He also took a shot at a regular boogeyman for MSNBC: the Koch brothers: “It’s appalling how many climate change deniers there are in this world that are paid to make sure that the Koch brothers can still sell all the stuff to us. And I often wonder, don’t the Koch brothers have children? Don’t they have grandchildren? Don’t they know what they’re doing in this quest for more money?”

Retirement or a New Assignment?

Retirement or a New Assignment?

October 29

For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge and skill…(Eccl 2:21).

He didn’t begin this job until he was sixty-nine years old. He had already had a successful Hollywood movie career and decided to try his hand at politics. He would be known by one job more than any other. He would also be known as one of the United State’s greatest statesmen. He had a faith that was genuine but not intruding or very public, but you knew where he stood. He always treated people, even his detractors with grace. He was known for his extraordinary love he had for his wife.

His name was Ronald Reagan, and he did not begin his greatest work until he was sixty-nine years old. By this season of life, most are thinking of retirement in Florida. Ronald Reagan decided to run for President of the United States and successfully served two terms as our 40th President.

It was Reagan’s faith that led him to see the Soviet Union as an "evil empire." He’ll be remembered as the President who brought down communism in the Soviet Union. And it was his Christian faith that gave him the quiet confidence and self-certainty that made him a great leader and earned him the title "the great communicator."

Where did he get his spiritual values? There were a number of influences. First and foremost was his mother, Nelle Reagan. I’m confident that had Nelle Reagan died in the winter of 1918-19 – a near-victim of the devastating influenza epidemic that killed millions of healthy, middle-aged mothers around the world – Ronald Reagan very likely would not have become President. It was Nelle who insisted her boy go to church-a request he happily obliged-and it was in church that Reagan picked up not only those core beliefs and values, but also the intangibles so vital to his success: his confidence, his eternal optimism (which he called a "God-given optimism"), and even his ability to speak. Indeed, history has also overlooked the fact that the Great Communicator found his first audiences in a church. He learned to speak in a church.*

Consider this: Your greatest work may yet be ahead of you. Don’t let age keep you from being used by God.