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Media BiASS: Covering Up News….

CBS, NYT Ignore Own Poll Showing Obama Approval At 40%, Foreign Policy at Only 34%

 

On Wednesday, CBS and The New York Times made the point of omitting results from their own poll which show President Obama’s job approval at 40 percent and his approval on foreign policy at only 34 percent, from the newscasts and print newspaper, respectively. CBS This Morning and the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley only mentioned the latest CBS News/New York Times poll in regards to how 57 percent of Americans do not feel as though the President is being tough enough in dealing with the threat posed by the Islamic terrorist group ISIS. At the other end of the spectrum, only 31 percent of those asked said they approved of his handling of ISIS.

 

Broadcast Networks Black Out Coverage of Benghazi Hearing

 

The major broadcast networks on Wednesday refused to cover the first hearing held by the House Select Committee on Benghazi to begin assessing what happened in the 2012 attack that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty dead. Between their morning and evening newscasts, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC neglected to offer any stories on the bipartisan hearing chaired by Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who promised that: “[O]ur fellow citizens deserve all of the facts of what happened before, during, and after the attacks in Benghazi and they deserve an investigative process worthy of the memory of those who died and worthy of the trust of our fellow citizens.”

 

MSNBC and CNN Punt on Live Coverage of Benghazi Hearing; Fox News Airs Over 40 Min.

 

CNN and MSNBC viewers on Wednesday would have to switch channels if they wanted to watch the first hearing of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. CNN aired a 15-second news brief at the top of the 10 am Eastern hour, mere minutes before the nearly three-hour meeting began, but didn’t cover the proceedings live. MSNBC set aside 12 minutes worth of segments to the event, and sometimes showed split-screen video, but didn’t provide the audio. By contrast, Fox News Channel provided nearly 41 minutes (40 minutes, 51 seconds) of live coverage of the congressional committee’s hearing during the 10 am and 11 amEastern hours.

 

PBS Doc: Teddy Roosevelt An ‘Imperialist’ ‘Killer’ Who Glorified War

 

During the first installment of PBS’s The Roosevelts: An Intimate History on Sunday, historian Clay Jenkinson and former Newsweek editor turned historian Evan Thomas slammed Theodore Roosevelt as a bloodthirsty “imperialist” who promoted the “glorification of war” and built up a “cult” of personality. Speaking on Roosevelt’s command of the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, Jenkinson proclaimed: “There’s no question that Roosevelt is an imperialist. Apologists like to try to play this down. But the fact is he’s probably the most significant imperialist in American history.” Jenkinson seemed troubled by Roosevelt’s call for the United States to “take our place in the world’s arena.”

 

Rosie O’Donnell Stunned at Idea Obama Doesn’t ‘Love People’

 

Rosie O’Donnell appeared shocked by the suggestion that Barack Obama “doesn’t love people.” The View co-host on Tuesday sparred with Republican Nicolle Wallace over the President and demonstrated that she’s still obsessed with George W. Bush. After Wallace asserted that Joe Biden has an easier time because “Joe Biden genuinely loves people,” the 9/11 truther sputtered: “So, are you implying that Obama doesn’t?…He doesn’t love people? Oh, wow.”

Media BiASS: Sorry I Am Late!!

Crickets: Networks Avoid Democratic Gaffes and Scandals in 2014 Midterms

 

In 2012, gaffes and scandals by Republican candidates, such as Todd Akin, prompted a wave of coverage by the three networks. Yet, ill-conceived comments by Democrats in the 2014 midterms have created no such attention. Incumbent Colorado Senator Mark Udall made this cringe-inducing comment during last week’s debate in Colorado. Speaking of two beheaded Americans, he insisted, “Steve Sotloff and James Foley would tell us, don’t be impulsive. Horrible and barbarous as those executions were, don’t be impulsive.”

 

NBC’s Jansing: Midterm Outcome Could Change if Americans ‘Rally Around’ Obama

 

On Thursday’s NBC Nightly News, senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing provided not only spin favorable to President Obama a day after his prime time speech on ISIS, but also suggested that this could help the President in the midterm elections. At the conclusion of her report, Jansing told viewers: “It’s a war the President inherited with decisions made now shaping his legacy and his successor’s as well. Something else to watch, while it’s too soon to tell how voters will react to the President’s plan from last night, if they rally around the Commander-in-Chief it could impact the midterm elections with control of the Senate at stake.”

 

CNN’s Blitzer Refuses to Ask Susan Rice About Benghazi on Anniversary of Attack

 

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer interviewed President Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice during Thursday’s edition of The Situation Room and neglected to bring up the second anniversary of the tragic attack in Benghazi, Libya that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith and CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty dead. Instead, the nearly eight-and-a-half-minute interview discussed President Obama’s speech to the nation from Wednesday night on ISIS and reaction to Diane Foley speaking to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about how she believed that the United States did not do enough to save her son Jim before he was brutally murdered by ISIS.

 

CNN Lobbies McCain to ‘Help the Administration Succeed’ with ISIS Strategy

 

On Thursday’s New Day, CNN’s Kate Bolduan hounded Senator John McCain to back President Obama’s new strategy to combat the Islamist terrorist group ISIS and help him gain congressional support: “We talk about how you are a critic of the administration. But now that there is a strategy, Senator – now that there is going to be action…how are you going to help the administration succeed now in implementing this?”

 

Networks Push Obama’s ‘Broad Coalition’ as Britain, Germany Drop Out

 

All three network morning shows on Thursday highlighted Barack Obama’s primetime speech from the night before, promoting his talk of a “broad coalition.” Yet, Germany and Britain have announced that they won’t take part in the President’s planned air strikes. In 2003, ABC, NBC and CBS hit George W. Bush for “going it alone” with a coalition of 18 countries.

 

Schieffer Undermines Obama Campaign’s Anti-al-Qaeda Talking Point He Advanced

 

CBS’s Bob Schieffer on Thursday night used the 9/11 anniversary as a chance to chastise Presidents Bush and Obama for making declarations that the war on terrorism had been won, but two and a half years ago Schieffer himself championed the Obama administration’s campaign boast. “The Obama administration declared Osama bin Laden dead and GM alive, as if the war on terror had been all but won, but, of course, it hasn’t.” During the 2012 campaign, however, Schieffer forwarded that very same talking point.

Media BiASS: Fools For Obama….

ABC Skips Own Poll Showing Record Lows for Obama on Leadership and Foreign Policy

 

Tuesday evening marked a return to ignoring President Obama’s poll numbers for ABC News as its evening newscast, World News Tonight with David Muir, failed to report on the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll and its findings. Between its morning and evening newscasts, ABC News refused to report on their poll, which found that just 43 percent of Americans say the President “is a strong leader,” which is the lowest since he became President. Meanwhile, 55 percent of Americans say that he is not “a strong leader,” which is a new career low for him in this poll. Plus, “Americans by a 10 point margin, 52-42 percent, see his presidency more as a failure than a success.” In contrast, NBC Nightly News both unveiled and discussed its own NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

 

ABC and NBC Barely Mention Obama Approval ‘Near Record Lows'; CBS Ignores

 

On Tuesday, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today, offered mere seconds on President Obama’s approval rating hitting “near record lows” amid his reluctance to aggressively combat ISIS terrorists. CBS This Morning skipped any mention of the dismal poll numbers for the commander-in-chief. On Good Morning America, after touting broad public support for the kind of military action against ISIS that Obama would likely announce in aWednesday night address to the nation, co-host George Stephanopoulos noted: “It comes at a time when he’s facing some real popularity problems. We see 56% of the country disapproving of how the President’s handling foreign policy.”

 

ABC, NBC Skip: Family of Beheaded American Slams Obama for Treating Them Like ‘Pawns’

 

A family spokesman for an American who was beheaded in Iraq appeared on CNN, Monday, and slammed the Obama administration’s handling of the death. Barak Barfi accused the White House of playing a “game of bureaucratic infighting and Jim [Foley] and Steve [Sotloff] are pawns in that game and that’s not fair.” On Tuesday, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today showed no interest in the condemnation of the Obama administration.

 

Clift Crushed Bush’s Coalition Building in 2003, Takes it Easy on Obama Now

 

In the 2003 run-up to the Iraq war Eleanor Clift mocked George W. Bush’s 39-nation strong “coalition of the willing” as the “bullied and the bribed,” but fast forward to today and The Daily Beast reporter is taking a much different tone with Barack Obama’s 9-nation grouping. On the September 7 edition of the syndicated McLaughlin Group, Clift claimed Obama’s response to ISIS was an opportunity for “Obama to chart a course and I think bring renewed purpose for the rest of his presidency and to put policies in place that will leave his successor a better hand than he was dealt when he came into office.”

 

Chuck Todd: Hillary 2016 Obstacle? Liberal Media is Sick of Her

 

On Monday, NBC’s Chuck Todd came on PBS’s Charlie Rose show and handicapped Hillary Clinton’s 2016 prospects and the new Meet The Press host stunningly predicted one of Clinton’s biggest obstacles would be the liberal media. When Rose asked Todd to rate Clinton’s chances, Todd responded: “If she were running to be the second woman president, I think she would not even be considered a frontrunner. She’d be just considered another candidate.” Todd then added: “There is a Clinton fatigue problem but it’s in the press corps.”

Media BiASS: Non Reporting….

Networks Ignore Gallup Poll Showing Obama Approval Rating at an All-Time Low

 

The evening newscasts for the major broadcast networks came and went on Thursday night and ABC, CBS, and NBC refused to cover a new poll from Gallup that showed President Barack Obama’s approval rating at an all-time low of 38 percent. After the CBS Evening Newsmade mention of a CBS News poll on Tuesday showing only 36 percent of Americans approving of how Obama was doing his job when it came to foreign policy, it reverted back to joining ABC and NBC in ignoring any and all polls concerning President Obama and his job performance.

 

WSJ: Healthcare.Gov Hacked in July; Networks Fail to Cover

 

Late Thursday afternoon, The Wall Street Journal reported that a hacker broke into a portion of the government-run website Healthcare.gov back “in July and uploaded malicious software” to the site that people in 36 states use to enroll in health care coverage. When it came to the major broadcast networks covering this story on their evening newscasts on Thursday night, they chose to avoid the story completely. ABC, CBS, and NBC combined for zero coverage of the latest piece of bad news for ObamaCare and is no surprise for a liberal media that has provided plenty of cover for ObamaCare throughout its implementation.

 

Another 9/11 Truther Hired By the Mainstream Media: Donte Stallworth to Huff Post

 

Liberal journalists are fond of assailing conservatives as a bunch of birthers and conspiracy kooks, but don’t seem to have a problem with hiring individuals who embrace the belief that the United States government had something to do with the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks. Huffington Post editor Arianna Huffington announced on Wednesday that 9/11 truther Donte Stallworth has been hired to cover national security. In 2009, Stallworth tweeted, “NO WAY 9/11 was carried out by ‘dying’Bin Laden, 19 men who couldn’t fly a damn kite. STILL have NO EVIDENCE Osama was connected, like Iraq.”

 

ABC Ignores Growing Bipartisan Criticism of Obama’s ISIS Indecision

 

While both NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning on Thursday highlighted Republicans and Democrats in Congress taking President Obama to task for failing to have a strategy to combat the ISIS terror network, ABC’s Good Morning America skipped any mention of the growing bipartisan frustration with the White House. On This Morning, correspondent Nancy Cordes reported: “Lawmakers from both sides tell us they believe the President has the authority to act right away….they want to see signs that he is crafting a plan and they want the White House to share that plan with them as soon as possible….[they] want more than just promises. They want evidence that a strategy is taking shape.”

 

Liberal Rosie Perez Joins Liberal Rosie O’Donnell and a Palin-Basher as New ‘View’ Hosts

 

ABC officially announced on Thursday that liberal actress Rosie Perez will join liberal comedienne Rosie O’Donnell and Sarah Palin-Basher Nicolle Wallace as the three new hosts of The View. The female-oriented chat show will now have no conservative voice for its 18th season, debuting in September. In 2012, Perez campaigned for Barack Obama and starred in an ad bashing Mitt Romney. In the spot, she sneered, “Unfortunately for you, Mitt, you were cursed with the hard-knock life of growing as up the son of a wealthy governor and auto executive.” The actress also appeared on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show in December of 2012. She fawned over the Democratic activist, enthusing, “It’s an honor. I’ve been a fan of yours and respect you immensely.”

 

Shock: CNN’s Lemon Strongly Hints Islam is ‘More Violent’ Than Other Religions

 

Don Lemon surprisingly shot down a common moral equivalency argument in defense of the Islamic faith during a panel discussion on Wednesday’s CNN Tonight. Lemon asked, “Is Islam a more violent religion than other faiths?” When CNN analyst Tom Fuentes answered, “Yes, it must be,” guest Arsalan Iftikhar retorted by playing up that “Christian extremist organizations…have bombed gay nightclubs and…abortion clinics in the name of Christendom.” The CNN anchor interrupted Iftikhar as he made that talking point, and zeroed in on the vastly different death tolls between abortion clinic bombings and Islamist terrorist attacks.

Media BiASS: Ignorance is Bliss…

Broadcast Networks Ignore Report Obama Was Briefed on ISIS Going Back ‘at Least a Year’

 

On Tuesday night, the three major broadcast networks omitted from their coverage on the Islamic group ISIS a report that President Barack Obama has received briefings on the terrorist organization “for at least a year before the group seized large swaths of territory over the summer.” ABC, CBS, and NBC all led their evening newscasts with multiple segments on the gruesome murder of American journalist Stephen Sotloff at the hands of ISIS in a propaganda video released on Tuesday afternoon. Over on the Fox News Channel (FNC), Special Report with Bret Baier, Catherine Herridge cited “a former Pentagon official” who said that what the President received in the President’s Daily Brief (PDB) on intelligence matters was “strong and ‘granular’ in detail” regarding the threat ISIS posed.

 

MSNBC’s Mika Bemoans ‘Unprecedented’ Foreign Policy ‘Crises’ Obama Has to Deal With

 

On Monday’s Morning Joe, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski felt sorry for President Obama and all the crises overseas that he is currently facing: “You look at just the President, and the incoming on foreign policy crises, I think it’s possibly unprecedented, except for extreme times of war.” Moments earlier, the morning newscast played a montage of video clips looking back at all the tumultuous events from the summer. Joe Scarborough expressed his disbelief at the amount of chaos, while Brzezinski replied to the mash-up by setting up her lament for the chief executive.

 

New York Times Avoids Obama’s ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy’ Comment in Headline

 

Some of the country’s biggest newspapers avoided highlighting Barack Obama’s “we don’t have a strategy” comment in their headlines on Friday. The President made the remark in response to questions about how he will deal with Islamic militants in Syria. Yet, although this seemed to be the main takeaway from Thursday’s news conference, the New York Times chose this bland headline: “Obama Urges Calm in Face of Crises in Ukraine and Syria.” USA Today opted to focus on Russia with the banner headline. Regarding the Middle East, the paper redirected: “Poll: Amid foreign crises, more Americans support U.S. action.” A smaller box off to the far left read: “No Strategy Yet in Syria, Obama Says.”

 

Geraldo Exploits Gun Tragedy: Second Amendment is ‘Blind and Stupid’

 

Letting a nine-year-old fire an Uzi, a firearm whose kick was clearly too much to handle for someone of that age, was a terrible decision that led to the death of an Arizona gun instructor. Responsible gun owners, like the National Review’s Charles Cooke, recognized it as an easily avoidable tragedy. But to Geraldo Rivera that tragic accident was an excuse to go after everybody’s gun rights, even responsible citizens, as he attacked the Second Amendment as “blind and stupid.”

Oppose Obama’s efforts to create 5 million new anti-gun voters

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Sen. Sessions Calls on Americans to Melt Down Senators’ Phone Lines
— Oppose Obama’s efforts to create 5 million new anti-gun voters

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What if Barack Obama could create 5,000,000 new anti-gun voters … in a tyrannical act of unconstitutional usurpation … all by the stroke of his pen?

And what if Obama justified his tyranny by acknowledging, effectively, that he controlled the police and that there was nothing anyone could do about it?

Would that alarm you?

Well, that is apparently what is about to happen, as Barack Obama moves to illegally legalize 5,000,000 people unlawfully in the United States. And don’t be fooled into thinking the 5 million work permits are not a superhighway to the 5 million-plus new anti-gun voters that Obama craves.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus gave Obama a “wish list of executive actions and urged Obama to legalize all of the illegal immigrants that would have qualified under the Senate’s amnesty bill.”

A Pew poll from last year indicated that if illegal immigrants were eventually given citizenship, they would vote for liberal, anti-gun candidates by an 8-to-1 margin.

This is why Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is calling on all Americans to melt down the Senate phone lines and demand that they oppose the President’s planned executive amnesty.  According to one media report:

“Recent developments suggest the President’s planned executive amnesty could be increasingly imminent and broad in scope,” Sessions said, citing how Pelosi has called on the President to give the “broadest possible” executive amnesty to perhaps as many as ten million illegal aliens. (Breitbart.com, Aug. 12, 2014)

We’ve seen this game before:  As recently as 1980’s, California was represented by a conservative Republican:  S.I. Hayakawa.

After President Reagan signed Simpson-Mazzoli, legalizing 3,000,000 illegal immigrants concentrated in California, the state couldn’t destroy the Second Amendment fast enough.  Now, California has authorized $24,000,000 to send SWAT teams around the state to seize people’s guns.

Incidentally, the fact that the chief sponsor of the 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli Amnesty — and the President who signed the bill into law — were both Republicans made no difference in swaying the newly legalized voters from supporting liberal, anti-gun candidates.

We cannot afford to have California’s de-gun-ization extended to the whole country.  And we can even less afford for that to happen by a tyrannical seizure of power which even liberals concede is illegal and unconstitutional.

So the question is this:  With control of the Senate up for grabs, how many senators support Obama’s tyrannical power-grab — a power-grab that could set the Second Amendment on the course of total destruction?

In early August, the House voted to end Obama’s efforts to unilaterally extend amnesty to illegal aliens.  Now, says Sen. Sessions, it’s time for the Senate to act.

“The American people have the power to stop [this],” Sessions said.  “That begins with asking a simple question: where do your Senators stand?”

ACTION:  Senator Harry Reid is blocking a vote on the House-passed anti-amnesty measure in the Senate.  So contact your Senators.  Ask them whether they support Obama’s anti-gun immigration power-grab.  And, if not, ask them if they would support a move to force the issue onto the Senate floor.

Media BiASS:

Only NBC Mentions Criticism of Obama Being ‘Too Late’ to Combat ISIS Terrorists

 

Of the three network morning shows on Friday, only NBC’s Today made any mention of President Obama being criticized over his slow response to the terrorist group ISIS taking over Iraq. Co-host Savannah Guthrie raised the issue to chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd: “Listen to the President last night, his reluctance to get into Iraq is palpable. But on the other hand, he’s facing criticism, I think you’re reporting from all quarters, that maybe he waited too long to do anything and now we see ISIS in an even more dangerous position.” Todd replied: “For months, some could argue for more than a year, there has been pressure on him from the intelligence community, from military commanders, to say, ‘You have to do something about ISIS, they’re marching’….he’s been dragged into this. He doesn’t want to do it.”

 

Networks Continue to Ignore Scandal-Plagued Democratic Senator Dropping Election Bid

 

On Thursday, August 7, Senator John Walsh (D-Mont.) formally announced that he will not run for a full term in the Senate following revelations that he plagiarized large portions of his master’s thesis from the Army War College. Despite Walsh’s announcement, the “Big Three” (ABC, CBS, NBC) have yet to cover the story during their 19 hours of air time from Thursday night through Sunday morning. In fact, CBS has been the only network to even cover the initial plagiarism story, giving it a mere 31 seconds during its CBS This Morning broadcast on July 24.

 

Networks Avoid Scandal-Plagued Democratic Senator Exiting the Race

 

During their Thursday evening and Friday morning newscasts, ABC, CBS and NBC all failed to report news that a scandal-plagued Democratic U.S. Senator from Montana dropped his campaign for a full term, leaving the seat as a likely Republican takeover in the 2014 midterms. Senator John Walsh abandoned his campaign on Thursday, two weeks after the New York Times reported that he plagiarized extensive sections of his master’s degree from the U.S. Army War College. With the networks avoiding the story, it was left to CNN’s New Day to offer a brief amount of Friday morning coverage.

 

Laugh of the Week: ‘Barack Obama Never Had Reporters Eating Out of His Hand’

 

Reid Cherlin, an Assistant Press Secretary during the first two years plus of the Obama administration, managed to deliver two laugh-worthy howlers in a piece for Rolling Stoneposted this past Monday: “Barack Obama never had reporters eating out of his hand the way that right-wingers love to allege.” And: “I…believe he’ll be remembered as an excellent President.”

 

Big Three Networks Avoid Calling ISIS ‘Terrorists;’ Label Them ‘Rebels’ and ‘Militants’

 

The Big Three networks steered clear of labeling the Islamist group ISIS “terrorists” on their evening newscasts on Friday. Instead, ABC’s World News and CBS Evening News labeled the genocidal radicals “militants.” NBC Nightly News used the more benign “rebels” in their coverage of the group’s latest attacks on the Kurdish part of Iraq.

 

Journalists Restricted By Hamas Rules and It’s Reflected in Their Coverage

 

On August 6, Cliff May of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies charged that while the media have filled their stories on the current conflict in Gaza with “pictures of neighborhoods reduced to rubble, with Palestinian men, women and children in desperate circumstances,” they have been negligent in telling their audiences that Hamas has been “deploying civilians as human shields, storing missiles in mosques and UN schools, setting up command posts in hospitals, using ambulances to ferry terrorists to battle, and children to dig tunnels.” One reason for this bias, according to May is Hamas’ intimidation of journalists.

 

NBC’s Mitchell Scolds Obama Claiming U.S. Lacked Intelligence on ISIS: ‘The White House Wasn’t Listening’

 

Andrea Mitchell, NBC’s Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, had some surprisingly harsh words for the Obama Administration in the wake of the militant group ISIS holding thousands of religious minorities hostage near the northern Iraq city of Irbil. Speaking on Meet the Press on Sunday, August 10, Mitchell proclaimed that regarding Isis “there was intelligence. And to say that they were shocked by the Peshmerga on Saturday night being routed is a farce. The White House wasn’t listening.”

 

Rocker Gene Simmons Schools Obama: When You Draw a Line in the Sand, Stick to It!

 

Gene Simmons is tired of watching the world walk all over the President. On Thursday’s edition of FNC’s Outnumbered, the frontman for the rock band Kiss railed against Barack Obama: “I think that our president is not being a leader. He is not stepping up and drawing the line in the sand and sticking to it.”