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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.”

 

Media BiASS: LIEberal Talking Heads…..

Amid Global Chaos, Al Roker Asks Michelle Obama: ‘Who’s the Best Cook’ in the First Family?

 

Despite the continuing fallout from the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 and Israel’s incursion into Gaza, Monday’s NBC Today devoted over four minutes of air time to weatherman Al Roker conducting a fawning interview with First Lady Michelle Obama. In what Roker teased as a “revealing conversation,” he asked Obama: “Who’s the best cook in the family?” Roker had the friendly chat with the First Lady while attending the Kids State Dinner at the White House on Friday, something he promoted during the segment: “The tiniest top chefs from all fifty states with a seat at the White House table, serving recipes they submitted….if you give a kid a meal, they’ll eat for one meal. It’s the old saying. You teach somebody how to fish or how to make the healthy meal, they eat that way for a lifetime.”

 

Networks Ignore: As Chaos Breaks Out, White House Claims Obama Has Brought ‘Tranquility’

 

The week of July 13 to 19 saw increased violence between Israel and the Palestinians, an act of terror as a plane was blown out of the sky in Ukraine, and simmering tensions between Mexico and the United States over a border crisis. With that as a backdrop, the networks skipped White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest’s July 14 claim that Barack Obama has “improved the tranquility of the global community.” The journalists at NBC, CBS and ABC, so far, have ignored the remark, offering no skepticism.

 

‘Big Three’ Ignore IRS Official Saying Backup of Lois Lerner’s Emails May Not Exist

 

On Monday, IRS deputy associate chief council Thomas Kane told the House Oversight Committee that he is unsure whether or not backup tapes of the lost Lois Lerner emails exist. Despite the potential bombshell surrounding the investigation into the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups, all three network evening news shows, ABC’s World News with Diane SawyerCBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and the NBC Nightly News, ignored the revelations on Monday, July 21.

 

Charlie Rose Waits Almost a Full Hour to Ask Hillary About Benghazi

 

PBS’s Charlie Rose opened his 62 minute-long interview with Hillary Clinton, aired in two parts on Thursday and Friday’s Charlie Rose show, by reciting a Maya Angelou poem dedicated to the former Secretary of State. Almost an hour later Rose finally asked Clinton about the Benghazi scandal. In the second part of the interview, aired at the end of Friday’sshow, Rose waited until his last question, with just a little over 3 minutes of interview time left, to finally bring up Benghazi. Even then Rose sheepishly tip-toed up to the topic as he told Clinton that if he didn’t ask the question he was worried “a thousand people will write me.”

 

NBC Hails Elizabeth Warren as ‘Celebrity’ for ‘Disillusioned, Disappointed Liberals’

 

While discussing potential 2016 presidential contenders on Sunday’s NBC Meet the Press, correspondent Andrea Mitchell argued that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren could be “real issue” for Hillary Clinton, touting Warren being “greeted as such a celebrity” at the left-wing Netroots Nation conference. Moderator David Gregory confirmed Warren “getting a huge, huge response” at the event. Mitchell declared that Warren “was all but a candidate” and could make a move for 2016 “if there were a slip, or if there were any reason where Hillary Clinton has to take a step back, and if the foreign policy becomes an issue, which she has to own part of.”

 

McCain Fires Back at Jon Stewart: ‘Gets Away’ With Being ‘Absolutely Wrong;’ Jabs Media

 

On Sunday’s Media Buzz on FNC, Senator John McCain brushed off Jon Stewart’s latest blast at him over the Iraq War. Host Howard Kurtz wondered, “Is Jon Stewart fair to Republicans?” McCain bluntly answered, “No, but it doesn’t matter really. He’s a comedian.” When Kurtz brought up Stewart’s “sizable following among young people,” the Republican contended that “he’s a very entertaining and funny guy, but…when he says things…that are absolutely wrong, he gets away with it.”

Morning Miscellany …………………..

To protect and serve…

Police Chief Getting Charged With Harassing TEA Party Leader

At least he didn’t send the SWAT team to shoot the guy’s dog…

Not so much…

Murder by cop…

That is what that is!!

But they’ll cover it up and get away with it!!

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RINO John Boehner..

Worthless RINO..

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Stupid..

Politicians..

Stupid..

How can anyone in the right minds justify this?

Wait…am talking about politicians and stupid..

‘nough said!

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President Barack Obama seems completely disengaged from practically every issue impacting American national security, particularly in the arena of foreign policy. He withdrew American forces from Iraq and is in the process of doing so from Afghanistan. He drew–and then ignored–a “red line” over the use of chemical weapons by Syria. He imposed laughable sanctions

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Barack Obama seems to be on a mission to destroy the long standing friendship the U.S. has enjoyed with Israel, despite his claims to support the country’s efforts to secure peace and safety for it’s people. Israel has been bringing the hammer down on Hamas, a Palestinian terror group for constantly bombarding the nation’s most….

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Ban 5 gallon buckets..

Why?

Causes more deaths amongst little ones the guns..

Don’t hear about that do you?

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Attackers badly beat man with baseball bat..

He retrieves shotgun and fires a warning shot..

They call cops to complain..

Hmmmm…

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Good gun..

Stops bad guy with knife attacking victim..

2100 times a day in America a good gun stops a bad guy..

Don’t hear about that do you?

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 Bald face lying Obama..

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Once Again, Gun Owners Like You Vanquish Reid and Obama

Once Again, Gun Owners Like You Vanquish Reid and Obama — Kudos go to Senators Paul, Cruz, Lee and Cornyn
“Gun Owners of America [has] blasted the bill as a ‘fake pro-gun bill designed to re-elect endangered anti-gun [Senators] up in 2014 in pro-gun states.’” — Roll Call, July 9, 2014

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Earlier today, the “Harry Reid Preservation Act,” S. 2363, went down to defeat, as pro-gun Senators successfully filibustered the bill by a vote of 56-41.

In a last minute letter to Capitol Hill today, Gun Owners of America told Senators that a vote to end the filibuster “will be viewed as a vote AGAINST veterans … AGAINST concealed carry reciprocity … and AGAINST preserving the gun industry.”

GOA also warned Senators that a vote in favor of S. 2363 would be scored in our end-of-year rating.

As you know, S. 2363 was a “nothing-burger bill” which existed solely to elect anti-gun Democrats in Red States. This includes Senators like sponsor Kay Hagan (D-NC) — plus cosponsors such as Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Al Franken (D-MN) and Mark Warner (D-VA).

All these Senators are rated as D’s or F’s by Gun Owners of America.

S. 2363 would have allowed hunting on federal lands — unless Barack Obama determined that guns were dangerous. How likely do you think that is?

It would have allowed importation of polar bear parts.  Okay, that’s fine, in and of itself.  But that’s hardly a fair trade for passing a bill that will help reelect anti-gun Senators like Hagan, Begich, Pryor, Landrieu (and others) — Senators who will vote to confirm Obama’s anti-gun Supreme Court justices, thus overturning the Heller and McDonald decisions.

Thankfully, your help in asking Senators to offer truly pro-gun amendments paid dividends — and got noticed by the media. Said one media outlet on Monday:

“Gun Owners of America is urging its members to urge their senators to oppose the Sportsmen’s Act unless Reid allows [Ted] Cruz, [Mike] Lee, and [Rand] Paul the opportunity to offer meaningful, pro-gun amendments.”

These Senators, in addition to John Cornyn (R-TX) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), did a yeomen’s job in fighting to get genuinely pro-gun amendments offered to the bill. These included national concealed carry reciprocity, gun rights for 175,000 military veterans, and a shut-down of Eric Holder’s Operation Choke Point.

But Reid employed a bully-tactic to block all Republican amendments. It consisted of “treeing” the bill and then invoking “cloture” to make the amendments out of order.

Thus, the 41 anti-gun votes IN FAVOR of invoking cloture — thus ending the filibuster — were votes against veterans, reciprocity and gun dealers.

Fortunately, our strategy worked. Enough Republicans were outraged by Reid’s underhanded tricks they easily sustained a filibuster, thus killing the bill.

Consider how significant your grassroots efforts were. All 26 Republicans who cosponsored the bill ended up listening to your collective voice and voted to filibuster — aka, kill — the bill.  They were joined by a handful of anti-gun Democrats who felt the bill didn’t have enough gun control.

So congratulations! And great work! Your activism is a tremendous asset to our efforts in protecting our gun rights.

ACTION:  Contact your Senators. Thank them if they voted to support the filibuster on S. 2363. But rebuke them if they supported Harry Reid’s efforts shut off all debate on good, pro-gun amendments.

NOTE:  If you click here and use the GOA Engage site, the correct letter will automatically be chosen.

Media BiASS: Completely BiASSED!

ABC, CBS Go 3-for-3: Refuse to ID Nagin as Democrat After Indictment, Conviction, and Sentencing

 

On Wednesday, ABC and CBS’s evening newscasts punted yet again on reporting Ray Nagin’s Democratic affiliation, after the disgraced former New Orleans mayor was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for corruption. World News and CBS Evening News previously omitted Nagin’s party ID when he was indicted in January 2013, and after a jury convicted him in February 2014. ABC’s Diane Sawyer hyped that the politician’s sentencing was “a staggering fall from grace for the man who rose to national fame leading his city through Hurricane Katrina,” but failed to mention that the Democrat was widely criticized for his handling of the disaster.

 

Unhinged MSNBC Host: Sarah Palin Made ‘Treasonous Accusations’ Against Obama

 

MSNBC host Michael Eric Dyson on Wednesday lashed out at Sarah Palin, accusing the conservative of committing “treason” against Barack Obama by calling for the President’s impeachment. The guest host of The Ed Show first praised the President for “his tireless effort to help [illegal children who have crossed the border].” Dyson then fumed, “The President’s push towards positive and crucial change was met with treasonous accusations.” During the last administration, however, Dyson called for the impeachment of George W. Bush.

 

Rosie O’Donnell, 9/11 Truther and Hater of ‘Radical Christianity,’ Returns to ‘The View’

 

According to TMZ, 9/11 truther and denouncer of “radical Christianity” Rosie O’Donnell has signed a deal with ABC to once again be a permanent host of The View. In the wake of the retirement of Barbara Walters and the departures of Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd, the show has turned to the woman who once said this of America: “I just want to say something. 655,000 Iraqi civilians are dead. Who are the terrorists?” On September 12, 2006, after token conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck raised the threat of “radical Islam,” O’Donnell spat back: “Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America where we have a separation of church and state.”

 

NBC’s Guthrie Tries to Blame Congress for Immigration Crisis

 

On Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie attempted to link House Republican opposition to Democrat-backed immigration reform legislation to the current border crisis: “There’s also this immigration reform bill that’s been passed in the Senate, it’s dead on arrival in the House….is it a situation where you think members of Congress would rather have the political issue than a potential resolution?” Guthrie posed that question to chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd, who replied: “I think members of Congress don’t want this issue at all during the fall campaign….The regular immigration reform, totally dead. That’s not going to happen at all.”

 

Even Andrea Mitchell Rips Obama Over Immigration Crisis

 

In an interview with White House adviser Cecilia Munoz on her Wednesday 12 p.m. ET hour show, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell actually tore into the President’s poor handling of the immigration crisis and his refusal to visit the border: “…the reality is that the White House has been slow to react. And that there is something to be said for presidential optics, if you will, for presidential appearances, that’s part of leadership, is it not?” Moments earlier, Munoz tried to argue that there were “a whole host of activities” being undertaken by the administration to “make sure that we stay ahead of the situation.” Mitchell interrupted: “But you’re not ahead of the situation. With all due respect, the reality on the ground is that the administration did not stay ahead of this.”

Media BiASS: News You Can’t Believe!!

Chris Matthews Proclaims Boehner Lawsuit Occurs ‘In Third World Countries Before They Have a Coup’

 

Chris Matthews’ disdain for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and his decision to sue President Obama over his use of executive orders reached a fever pitch on his Hardball program Monday night. Speaking to David Corn of the liberal Mother Jones and Howard Fineman of The Huffington Post, Matthews maintained that Speaker Boehner’s lawsuit “is the kind of Mickey Mouse that goes on in third world countries before they have a coup because people were just sick of it.”

 

ABC Ignores Own Reporter Confronting White House Press Secy. Over Deportation of Illegal Immigrants

 

On Monday, July 7, Jonathan Karl, ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent, challenged White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, over whether or not the Obama Administration was deporting illegal immigrants at the rate they claim to be. Despite the contentious back-and-forth in which the ABC reporter accused the White House of providing “disinformation” on the number of illegal children being deported, ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyerignored Karl’s questioning of Earnest on Monday night.

 

NBC Laments ‘Undocumented Immigrants’ Who ‘Find Themselves In the Middle of a Raging Debate’

 

In a report on Monday’s NBC Today, correspondent Miguel Almaguer portrayed illegal immigrants surging across the U.S. border as bystanders caught up in politics: “As most Americans celebrated Independence Day, thousands of undocumented immigrants from Central America – mostly women and children – find themselves in the middle of a raging debate with an uncertain future…” Almaguer touted “a show of support for Central American immigrants in San Diego” while also noting “five protesters arrested during a demonstration against those same immigrants” in Murrieta, California.

 

The View Crew: Obama is Not the Worst President!

 

A Quinnipiac poll that listed Barack Obama as the worst President since World War II had the ladies of ABC’s The View quite upset. On Thursday’s show, Jenny McCarthy defended Obama’s last place finish by asking: “isn’t the sitting President always considered the worst President?” She then griped that Obama has had to deal with the “worst Congress ever.” Sherri Shepherd spoke up for all the “happy” people on ObamaCare and guest-host Ana Ortiz played the race card as the Devious Maids actress complained: “It’s 1400 people and 73 percent of those people were white. I have never been asked a poll question ever.”

 

Skeptical NBC: Israeli Air Strike Hit ‘So-Called Terror Sites’

 

ABC, NBC and CBS offered slanted coverage of violence between Israelis and Palestinianson Monday. Today co-host Natalie Morales recounted the deaths of seven Hamas members in an air strike and qualified, “Israel says it carried out air strikes on at least fourteen so-called terror sites.”

 

For Two Days in a Row, CBS Touts Hillary Clinton as John McCain’s ‘Favorite Democrat’

 

CBS journalists over the weekend were thrilled at the possibility that Hillary Clinton might be John McCain’s “favorite Democrat.” Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer on Sunday talked to the Arizona Senator and enthused, “Hillary Clinton has said that you are her favorite Republican and I just want to ask you is she your favorite Democrat?” On Monday, CBS This Morning replayed the question and included a graphic that hyped, “favorite Democrat?”

Media BiASS: Alphabet Networks Report Nothing……

89 Percent of Network Stories Omit Obama’s Role in Causing Border Crisis

 

While all three networks played clips of Barack Obama on Monday blaming the GOP for the border crisis, they have been reluctant to cite the President’s own failure to enforce immigration laws as a cause for thousands of immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexican border. From June 8 through the morning of July 1 ABC, CBS and NBC have offered a total of 45 stories on the border crisis, on their evening and morning shows, and in only 5 (11 percent) have they brought up Obama immigration policies as a possible cause for the most recent surge of illegal immigrants, including unaccompanied children, crossing the border.

 

NBC Promotes Twitter Handle For Illegal Immigrants: #RefugeeRiders

 

On Wednesday morning, NBC’s Today went beyond avoiding using the term “illegal” to describe the immigrants being bussed from Texas into California but the Peacock network has created a Twitter handle to show its support for the illegal immigrants. Following a report by NBC’s Miguel Almaguer, Today anchor Matt Lauer triumphantly declared: “We want you to weigh in on this. Share your comments using the #RefugeeRiders.”

 

ABC, NBC Fail to Use the Term ‘Illegal’ In Story On Illegal Immigrants Being Bused Across Country

 

On Tuesday, all three network evening newscasts hyped a protest in Murrieta, California where residents objected to busloads of illegal immigrants being sent to their town to be processed by border patrol agents. While all three networks covered the story, only the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley actually called the 140 passengers “illegal immigrants” with ABC and NBC choosing to call them “migrants” and “undocumented immigrants” respectively.

 

ABC, NBC Ignore Obama’s Immigration Rant; CBS Pits Obama, Boehner Against GOP

 

The broadcast network morning newscasts came and went on Tuesday with NBC’s Todayand ABC’s Good Morning America ignoring President Obama’s latest rant against Republicans. CBS This Morning devoted a full 2 minutes and 45 seconds to Obama’s rant against House Republicans for refusing to accept his parameters for immigration reform and bucking their own Speaker on his willingness to take up the matter. In his report, CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante cast Obama in a heroic light, heralding how “[t]he president went to the Rose Garden and teed off on Republicans and Congress for not allowing a vote on the immigration reform bill even though many members personally supported it. As a result, he says, he will take matters into his own hands.”

 

ABC’s GMA Yawns at Hobby Lobby Ruling; Spotlights ‘Running of the Interns’

 

NBC and ABC omitted covering the Supreme Court’s final two rulings from their Tuesdaymorning newscasts, despite the fact that the decisions came down after their Mondayepisodes aired. Only CBS This Morning set aside air time for the ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, which upheld the religious liberty rights of closely held corporations. Viewers of ABC’sGood Morning America might have guessed that the Supreme Court handed down some decisions, as the morning show devoted a full segment to the “running of the interns,” where the summer interns of media outlets run copies of Court’s “big rulings” to the journalists outside. GMA even held their own intern race, where the competitors run cups of iced coffee to the anchors inside the studio.