Media BiASS: Pandering Idiots……..

CBS, NBC Ignore Conflicting Court Rulings on Future of ObamaCare Subsidies

 

On Tuesday, July 22, two federal appeals courts ruled in different directions over the constitutionality of tax subsidies given to individuals who purchase health insurance through the federal ObamaCare exchange. At issue, was language in the law where subsidies would be given to individuals who purchased health insurance in an exchange “established by the state.” In a 2-1 ruling, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled that the IRS went too far by providing subsidies to individuals on the federal exchange but a separate ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld those same subsidies. Despite the contradictory rulings and the likelihood that the Supreme Court will take up the case, ABC was the only network evening news show to cover the story on Tuesday night.

 

CBS News Relegates Latest In IRS Scandal To Its Website

 

On Tuesday, July 22, CBS News’ Stephanie Condon got around to reporting that the IRS may in fact be able to recover Lois Lerner’s missing emails despite previous claims that they were permanently lost. In testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Thomas Kane, deputy associate chief counsel to the IRS, maintained that “there is an issue as to whether or not there is a – that all of the backup recovery tapes were destroyed on the six-month retention schedule.” Although CBS was a day late covering the latest in the IRS scandal, when the network finally reported on this development, it didn’t make it onto CBS News’ airwaves and instead appeared only on CBSNews.com.

 

The View Crew: Stop Trying to Shame Hillary with Bill’s Mistresses!

 

The women of The View are sick and tired of people using Bill Clinton’s mistresses to get in the way of Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions. At the top of Tuesday’s show Whoopi Goldberg introduced the topic: “You know, there’s a new book called The First Family Details: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents. And it claims that Bill Clinton has a mistress that visits the house so often that when Hillary is out of town, they see her and they have nicknamed her The Energizer.”

 

Brian Williams Grills Netanyahu, Then Touts Hamas Calling Him A ‘War Criminal’

 

In an interview with Benjamin Netanyahu aired on Monday’s NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams hyped how the Israeli Prime Minister was “under increasing fire for the civilian deaths we’ve seen in Gaza” and proceeded to hammer Netanyahu on the topic: “Last night our network aired scenes of the largest hospital in Gaza having to turn away dead bodies at the hospital morgue. There was no more room….How does it strike you as a father, as a human being?” Following the tough questions to Netanyahu, Williams didn’t bother to bring on a Palestinian official to equally grill, instead, he simply read a statement from Hamas terrorists: “Hamas tells NBC News in a statement tonight, quote, ‘It is Netanyahu and his army of war criminals that have targeted and continue to target innocent and defenseless civilians. As for Hamas, every single Israeli killed by its fighters or its rockets except one have been soldiers in uniform, on duty, fully armed and on the battlefield.’”

 

ABC Derides Perry’s Border Move: ‘Not Needed’ and Comes With a ‘Hefty Price Tag’

 

All three morning shows on Tuesday worried about Governor Rick Perry’s “controversial,” expensive move to send the National Guard to the Texas border. But it was ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday that offered the most annoyed commentary. GMA correspondent Jim Avila began his report by lecturing, “But the border patrol says [National Guard troops are] not needed because federal law prohibits the military from enforcing civilian laws.”

 

S.E. Cupp’s ‘View’: ‘Discipline Was Necessary’ Against CNN and NBC Reporters With Anti-Israel Bias

 

Appearing as a guest on ABC’s The View on Monday, CNN Crossfire co-host S.E. Cupp – who is reportedly in talks to join the daytime talk show – told the hosts it was justified for CNN correspondent Diana Magnay and NBC correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin to be removed from reporting in the Gaza Strip after both expressed anti-Israel bias. After Cupp noted the social media comments made by Magnay and Mohyeldin, she observed: “Look, you’re a reporter and your job, no matter how passionate you are about this issue, everyone has strong feelings, your job is to be objective.” Co-host Jenny McCarthy asked: “So do you think it’s okay for them to lose their job?” Cupp replied: “You know, discipline was necessary. Yeah, it was.”

Media BiASS; NBC, Nothing But Crap…….

NBC Continues Blackout of Latest VA Hearing, Highlights Giant African Snails Instead

 

On Monday night, the House Veterans Affairs Committee held a highly contentious hearing featuring Allison Hickey, chief of the VA’s benefits division and VA whistleblower Kristen Ruell. Despite the new details in the VA scandal, NBC has yet to acknowledge the hearings’ existence on any of its morning or evening news broadcasts. The evening of Tuesday, July 15 saw only the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley cover the VA scandal, with both ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer and NBC Nightly News ignoring the congressional hearing. During their Tuesday morning newscasts, ABC’s Good Morning America gave the VA hearing a mere 23 seconds whereas NBC’s Today continued its tradition of ignoring the testimony.

 

NBC Ignores VA Whistle-Blower Hearing; ABC Gives News Only 23 Seconds

 

On Tuesday morning, NBC’s Today refused to cover the latest news in the Veterans Affairs scandal as the House Veterans Affairs Committee heard testimony Monday night from additional whistle-blowers who faced punishment from superiors for identifying allegedly manipulated response times for veterans who filed benefit and disability claims. Coverage of the latest news saw only two minutes and 26 seconds of air time total with only 23 seconds of that from ABC’s Good Morning America. Meanwhile, CBS This Morning spent two minutes and three seconds on the story during the 7:00 a.m. hour.

 

NBC Reporter Acts As Hamas Spokesman, Denies Terror Group Uses Civilians As Human Shields

 

Reporting from the Gaza Strip during MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on July 14, NBC foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin, formerly of Al Jazerra and CNN, parroted Hamas denials that it deliberately placed missile batteries in civilian buildings in Gaza: “They definitely reject the labeling of using civilians as human shields….Hamas military wing people that we’ve been speaking to and others – not just on these past few days, but in the past several years, because this is an issue that always comes up against Hamas – they will say that this is the nature of the battlefield that they have to fight in. That this is not an issue by design, but as a reality of what Gaza is like because it’s so densely populated.”

Media BiASS: Ignore It…Maybe It Will Go Away…

CNN’s Cuomo Mocks IRS Scandal During Immigration Segment; Asks ‘Where is the Humanity’ to Help Kids at Border?

 

On Monday, viewers of CNN saw the hosts of New Day continue their championing of the Obama administration on illegal immigration with co-host Chris Cuomo asking for the rule of law to be set aside. Cuomo also mocked Republicans for being obsessed with the IRS scandal and not responding with compassion to the “flood of child humanity.” Cuomo soon mocked: “You spend weeks subpoenaing emails, on you know, on – what’s going on with the IRS, but you really not going to fight your way into these kids? It’s cause you don’t want to.”

 

ABC and NBC Continue to Ignore Latest In VA Scandal

 

ABC and NBC continued their tradition of ignoring the latest controversy surrounding the Veterans Affairs department. On Monday morning, only CBS This Morning covered the news that the VA has problems paying veterans for service-related injuries with NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America ignoring the developments. On the evening of July 14, only the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley covered the latest revelations while ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and NBC Nightly News were nowhere to be found. The CBS Evening News provided a full 2 minute and 19 second report on how “some employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs altered records to make it appear that vets were receiving disability checks faster than they actually were.”

 

ABC, NBC Ignore Latest on VA Scandal; CBS Allows a Scant 21 Seconds

 

Of the three morning shows on Monday, NBC and ABC ignored the latest controversy enveloping the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs department. Only CBS This Morning bothered to cover the news that the VA has problems paying men and women compensation for service-related injuries. This Morning co-host Charlie Rose sped through the story in just 21 seconds. [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Rose quickly related, “The agency is now accused of sloppiness and improper work, paying claims to veterans injured while serving.”

 

CNN’s Whitfield Tosses Softballs at ‘Inspirational,’ ‘Visionary’ Marion Barry

 

Fredricka Whitfield put on the kid gloves for Marion Barry on Sunday’s CNN Newsroom, and acclaimed the former D.C. mayor as a “visionary.” Whitfield skirted mentioning every single controversy Barry has been involved in through his long career save one – his “infamous drug bust in 1990.” She also spotlighted the Democrat’s conspiracy theory that the FBI set up the sting to take him down for helping the poor: “You draw that correlation that all of those things that you did for the underserved community…and the design of this drug bust.” The anchor deferentially let Barry take credit for everything supposedly going well with the city of Washington, D.C., but failed to bring up the fact that the District became the “murder capital” of the U.S. during his tenure as mayor.

 

Martha Raddatz Laments: With So Many International Crises, John Kerry Can’t ‘Prioritize’

 

Echoing past defenses of Jimmy Carter, Good Morning America’s Martha Raddatz on Monday indicated that there are simply too many international flare-ups for John Kerry and the Obama administration to focus on just one. Referring to the ongoing violence between the Israelis and the Palestinians, Raddatz lamented, “But diplomats really only so much bandwidth when they’re dealing with things. They have to prioritize.”

 

Obama-Nominated Justice Kagan Officiates at Wedding of CBS News Reporter to Ex-Obama Staffer

 

Julianna Goldman, who endured a marriage to former MSNBC host/reporter David Shuster, got married on Saturday, in Aspen, Colorado, to Michael Gottlieb, a former associate White House counsel for Obama. The New York Times reported on Sunday that Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, a former colleague of Gottlieb’s at the White House, “officiated.” Goldman was Bloomberg’s White House correspondent until a few weeks ago. “Next month,” the NY Times item noted, “she is to join CBS News as a television correspondent in its Washington bureau.”

Media BiASS: Ignorance is bliss…

ABC, CBS Ignore SCOTUS Ruling Against Unions and New V.A. Chief Nomination

 

On Monday, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to labor unions seeking to obtain more control over public employees who do not want to join the union. Despite the setback for union bosses, only the NBC Nightly News bothered to cover the ruling on Monday evening. In addition, President Obama nominated Robert McDonald to be the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs and fix the troubled agency yet ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer and the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley were nowhere to be found on this story either.

 

NBC’s Alexander Ponders With Wasserman Schultz: ‘What Should the Administration Do Now?’ About Conctraception

 

On Monday’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, substitute host and NBC national correspondent Peter Alexander gave Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz the floor to sound off on the rulings from the Supreme Court on religious freedom and public employee unions. Not surprisingly, he refused to challenge the DNC Chair or even play devil’s advocate. Nor did Alexander bring on a Republican or conservative guest for the opposing perspective both before or after the segment.

 

NBC Ignores One of Israeli Teens Killed Was U.S. Citizen But Does Highlight Obama’s ‘Outrage’

 

On Monday, it was revealed that the three Israeli teens, one of whom was a dual Israeli-American citizen, who went missing two weeks were found dead, likely the victims of murder from the terrorist organization Hamas. While all three network evening news shows reported on the deaths of the three teenage boys, NBC Nightly News only provided a news brief and completely ignored that one of the boys, Naftaly Frenkel, was in fact a U.S. citizen, Anchor Brian Williams did find time to highlight how “President Obama was among those who expressed outrage over the killings.”

 

CNN Plays Up ‘Tough Year’ for Obama White House in Wake of Supreme Court Rulings

 

On Monday’s This Hour, CNN’s John Berman underlined that the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate was “another setback to the administration, in what has been a difficult year for this White House.” Berman later asserted that “this has to be very frustrating for them. They feel blocked politically, legally, foreign policy-wise. Pretty much, everywhere they look now, they’re getting blocked.”

Media BiASS:

NBC/WSJ Poll: 54 Percent Say Obama ‘Can’t Lead, Get the Job Done’; Nightly News Skips Damning Stat

 

Fifty-four percent of respondents in a brand new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll believe that President Obama “can’t lead, get the job done,” contrasted with 42 percent who say he can. What’s more, a healthy plurality, 41 percent, also answered that “the performance of the Obama administration” has “gotten worse” in the past 12 months. Yet the NBC Nightly News ignored those stunning numbers in its June 18 broadcast. Anchor Brian Williams additionally failed to tease the poll in his opening preview of the night’s stories.

 

 

Chuck Todd: In New Poll, Public Is Telling Obama ‘Your Presidency Is Over’

 

Appearing on Wednesday’s NBC Today, chief White House correspondent and political director Chuck Todd reported on the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showing President Obama’s poll numbers taking a nose dive and made this stunning declaration: “This is as if the public is saying, ‘Hey, buddy, your presidency is over. You may not believe it is, but your ability to lead and convince us that you have the right policies anymore, we’re not listening.’” That observation was prompted by co-host Savannah Guthrie highlighting: “Let’s show the poll number you call the dagger. ‘Can the President lead and get the job done?’ 54% say no.”

 

 

3. Fox News Asked Hillary Clinton Three Important Questions the Liberal Media Haven’t

 

It took six television interviews but Hillary Clinton was finally asked questions that have remained absent during her book tour to promote Hard Choices. On Tuesday, Clinton sat down with Fox News anchors Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren and for the first time on television was asked about the IRS’ targeting of conservatives, the NSA spying on Americans, and the American Marine held captive in Mexico.

 

 

Sensitive MSNBC Host Warns Viewers About Someone Using the ‘Racial Slur’ ‘Redskins’

 

MSNBC is the network where ex-host Martin Bashir suggested that someone defecate and urinate on Sarah Palin. Yet, the suddenly sensitive Joy Reid on Wednesday warned viewers that she was about to feature someone saying the word “Redskins,” what she deemed to be a “racial slur.” Hours after the U.S. Patent and Trademark office had cancelled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, Reid played a clip of Senator Harry Reid attacking the team. The host fretted, “And I just warn people, he does use the name of the team. So, I’m just going to warn you guys about that in advance.”

 

 

Networks Ignore Report Claiming Clintons Trying to Avoid Paying Estate Tax They Support

 

On Wednesday, June 17 Bloomberg reported that Bill and Hillary Clinton are taking advantage of financial planning strategies to avoid paying a hefty estate tax, even though the Clintons are prominent supports of the estate tax. Despite the report, ABC, CBS, and NBC have all ignored the story on both their morning and evening newscasts. According to Bloomberg: “The Clintons are using financial planning strategies befitting the top 1 percent of U.S. households in wealth. These moves, common among multimillionaires, will help shield some of their estate from the tax that now top out at 40 percent of assets upon death.”

 

Media BiASS:

Only CBS Covers IRS Losing Two Years of Lois Lerner Emails

 

On Monday, only CBS This Morning reported Friday’s stunning revelation that the IRS somehow lost two years worth of emails from Lois Lerner, the official at the center of the agency scandal in which conservative groups were unfairly targeted. At the top of the morning show, co-host Norah O’Donnell wondered: “How did the IRS lose emails in the scandal targeting conservatives after the government spent millions to back up data?” Introducing the later report, fellow co-host Charlie Rose noted: “The Washington Times says congressional Republicans are blasting the IRS for losing some of Lois Lerner’s emails…. the controversy that started last year is erupting again.”

 

ABC, NBC Continue to Ignore IRS Claim That It Lost two Years of Lois Lerner Emails

 

Last Friday, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it had lost approximately two years of emails from former employee Lois Lerner. Despite the damning new revelations in the IRS scandal, ABC and NBC have failed to cover the story as of Monday June 16, and only CBS This Morning reported on the emails on Monday but their evening news program ignoring the IRS alongside ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer and NBC Nightly News.

 

Watergate-Obsessed Journalists Mourn the Loss of ‘World’s Most Famous Parking Garage’

 

The journalists at ABC and NBC on Monday couldn’t manage to cover the revelation that the IRS lost two years- worth of Lois Lerner’s e-mails. Yet, reporters on all three networks mourned the loss of a parking garage connected to the four decade-old Watergate scandal.Sunday CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor pronounced, “The world’s most famous parking garage will be destroyed.” Just how many “famous” parking garages are there? Glor explained that the county board in Arlington, Virginia “voted this weekend to demolish the garage where Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward met secretly with his Watergate source Deep Throat, Mark Felt.” However, he reassured viewers that a “historical marker will remain.” The story was also covered on Sunday’s World News, Monday’s Today show and CBS This Morning.

 

Actor Who Plays POTUS on Fox’s ‘24’ Touts He’s ‘a Big Fan’ of ‘Smart’ Obama

 

William Devane, who plays “President James Heller” on Fox’s prime time 24: Live Another Day, told USA Today that “obviously I’m a big fan of Obama, as a guy who’s smart and articulate” and, in his acting, “I say to myself, ‘what has got to be going on in the private side of this guy’s brain’ – the pressure, the racism that is thrown out — and he handles it with such dignity.’” Devane empathized with Barack Obama’s plight: “There’s gotta be a private side to him where he goes, ‘Why do I have this job?’”

Media BiASS: Alphabet Network Slop…

Networks Fear Immigration Reform ‘Dead’ After Cantor Loss, ABC Urges Obama ‘Act On His Own’

 

After Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning primary defeat Tuesdaynight, the broadcast networks Wednesday morning wrung their hands over the loss and fretted that immigration reform, which Cantor supported, was doomed. On NBC’s Today, political director Chuck Todd declared: “…this, by the way, means immigration reform during the rest of the Obama presidency, the idea that it’s gonna happen, is dead. It is not going to happen in 2016.” Co-host Savannah Guthrie worried: “Is anything going to happen? I mean, I guess the question is whether Republicans will be so spooked by someone in such a strong position of leadership being vulnerable that they won’t want to compromise even one bit.” Todd replied: “They’re going to be afraid to do anything the rest of this legislative cycle…”

 

MSNBC’s Matthews: ‘Dead Broke’ Was Mere ‘Half Gaffe’ by Hillary

 

Comparing Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices book tour to an “out of town play getting ready in New Haven,” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Wednesday night dismissed the former Secretary of State’s tone-deaf “dead broke” line from her interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer as a “small kind of gaffe, or even a half gaffe.”

 

ABC, NBC Too Busy With O.J. Simpson Police Chase Anniversary To Cover V.A. Scandal

 

CBS Evening News was the only Big Three evening newscast on Wednesday to report that the FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the V.A. scandal. Neither ABC’s World Newsnor NBC Nightly News covered this latest development in the ongoing controversy. Instead, both programs devoted air time to the 20th anniversary of O.J. Simpson’s slow-speed run from the police, after the murder of his wife and her friend.

 

NBC Boosts Bloomberg Gun Control Group’s Misleading Figure on School Shootings

 

Miguel Almaguer hyped on Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News that “since the mass shooting in Newtown a year and a half ago, there’s been at least 74 school shootings across the country – roughly one every week.” However, the correspondent failed to mention that this figure came from the pro-gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety, which was founded earlier in 2014 by liberal billionaire Michael Bloomberg. On Tuesday, Kyle Becker of the Independent Journal Review spotlighted a series of Twitter posts from author and journalist Charles C. Johnson, which called out Bloomberg’s organization for giving an “exaggerated impression of how many school shootings have taken place.”

 

Lois Lerner Sent Confidential Taxpayer Info to FBI Right Before 2010 Midterms, Networks Ignore

 

On Monday the House Oversight Committee investigating the IRS targeting scandal released new e-mails that showed Lois Lerner sent a database of tax exempt organizations to the FBI, right before the 2010 midterm elections. Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC ) network coverage of this latest disclosure in the targeting scandal? A big fat yawn.

 

Networks Promote President Obama Saying America ‘Should Be Ashamed’ Following School Shooting

 

On Tuesday morning a high school student in Oregon open fire in a high school killing another student before taking his own life. Following the tragedy, all three morning network news shows played up President Obama’s reaction and promoted his call for action. While ABC, CBS, and NBC all promoted Obama’s statement, NBC’s Today was the most enthusiastic with Savannah Guthrie noting the president “had some pretty strong words” and hyping “pretty extraordinary moment” following the shooting

Media BiASS: Media Bullcrap!

NBC’s McFadden Reads Hillary Her Own Book: ‘Evidence…Why I Think You Are Actually Running for President’

 

Hillary Clinton sat down with NBC’s Cynthia McFadden for an interview which aired on NBC Nightly News on Tuesday, June 10 to promote her new book “Hard Choices.” While the NBC reporter brought up sensitive issues such as Benghazi, when the subject turned to Clinton’s potential presidential bid, McFadden proved to be nothing more than a Hillary sycophant. The first question that aired from the interview was McFadden gushing “I know you say you haven’t made up your mind, but I’m going to give you the evidence from your book why I think you actually are running for President.”

 

ABC’s Roberts Chats With Hillary About ‘Quality Time’ With Bill, Becoming a Grandmother

 

After giving Hillary Clinton a chance to clean up her “dead broke” gaffe in the first part of a live interview on Tuesday’s Good Morning America, ABC host Robin Roberts saved all of her softball questions for part two of the exchange later on the broadcast: “You and your husband have very intense schedules, how much quality time – let’s say how many days in the month are you actually able to be together as a family?…You’re going to be a grandmother in the fall. Have you offered any names to Chelsea?” Telling the possible 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, “You’re known for your sense of humor,” Roberts decided to hit Clinton with a “lightening round” of frivolous questions: “Who is your favorite Republican in Congress?…who is the person living that you admire the most?…Politician you’d let babysit your future grandchild?.”

 

Big Three’ Networks Ignore Latest ObamaCare Delay

 

On Tuesday, June 10, the Obama Administration issued a delay that allows 18 states not to implement a portion of ObamaCare’s small business health insurance exchange until 2016. Despite the delay, which was issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, all three network evening news broadcasts ignored the story on Tuesday evening. Rather than finding time to cover the latest ObamaCare delay, the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelleyran a full report on Colorado’s “new cash crop” i.e. marijuana. ABC’s World News With Diane Sawyer decided to run a full segment on swimming with sharks and NBC’s Nightly Newscovered the American Medical Association announcement that cheerleading should be considered a sport.

 

CBS Presses Marco Rubio on Immigration Reform; Hillary’s Latest Remarks on Benghazi

 

Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell questioned Republican Senator Marco Rubio on Tuesday’s CBS This Morning over the increase in the number of children illegally entering the U.S., and whether immigration reform is going to be revived in Congress. Rose spotlighted that Rubio received “some political pushback” on the immigration issue, and wondered, “When will we see thorough immigration reform?” The PBS veteran also noted that the Florida politician is “a leading critic of the V.A. health system,” but oddly didn’t ask a question about the ongoing scandal. Instead, he ran to Hillary Clinton’s defense on the extent of her responsibility for the security lapses leading up the September 11, 2012 Islamist attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya.

 

NBC Hypes ‘Gun Fight’ Over Open Carry ‘Raging Like A Texas Prairie Fire’

 

On Monday’s NBC Today, fill-in co-host Willie Geist posed an ominous question to viewers: “How would you feel if you saw someone walk into a store or restaurant with a rifle strapped to his or her back?” Teasing an upcoming story on the topic, he proclaimed: “It’s perfectly legal in one state, sparking quite a controversy this morning, we’ll explain.” In the report that followed minutes later, correspondent Kerry Sanders announced: “…in Texas, it is legal to carry a long-barreled rifle, a shotgun, as long as you’re carrying it openly….But when a group of gun enthusiasts and activists began carrying their long guns into places like restaurants and stores, it started a debate that’s raging like a Texas prairie fire.” The headline on screen declared: “Texas Gun Fight; ‘Open Carry’ Movement Sparks Controversy.”

 

Bossy Prisoner Insulted as ‘Hillary Clinton Dictator’ on Hit Show ‘Orange is the New Black’

 

The producers of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black might find themselves targeted by Hillary Clinton’s supporters, after a character used the Democratic politician’s name as an insult in an episode of the newest season of the sex-laced series. Tiffany “Pennsatuckey” Doggett (played by Taryn Manning), an inmate at the women’s prison that is the main setting of the Internet show, confronted fellow prisoner Leanne Taylor for ignoring her. Taylor then blasted her former confidante as a “Hillary Clinton dictator.”

Media BiASS: Another Day of No News, Just Crap..

Obama Economy Contracts, CBS Sees ‘Strong Rebound’ While ABC Frets ‘Chianti Caper’

 

America suffered an economic setback in the first quarter of the year as the GDP for Obama’s economy was revised downward Thursday morning to a negative one percent, yet neither ABC’sWorld News nor the NBC Nightly News considered it newsworthy. The CBS Evening News spun the bad news into a positive. Reporter Anthony Mason insisted “it sets the economy up for rebound this quarter and there are some encouraging signs in the numbers.” ABC fretted over fake French wine, which Diane Sawyer dubbed “the Chianti caper.”

 

NBC’s Williams: Shouldn’t NSA Be ‘On Guard for A Perversion’ of Surveillance After ‘Bush and Cheney’?

 

During a live webcast on NBCNews.com immediately following Wednesday’s 10 p.m. ET airing of his interview with Edward Snowden, Nightly News anchor Brian Williams wondered why the National Security Agency was not more receptive to Snowden’s claims of unconstitutional spying: “Knowing that in war powers times…the Bush administration use of war powers with Bush and Cheney, isn’t the general counsel at the NSA a little bit on guard for a perversion, as Snowden put it?”

 

Brian Williams to Snowden: ‘Did You Vote for President Obama? Did He Disappoint You?’

 

During his lengthy interview with NSA leaker Edward Snowden, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams found time to ask if the wanted fugitive was an Obama supporter: “Did you vote for President Obama?” After Snowden refused to answer, Williams worried: “Did he disappoint you?” Snowden replied: “…whether or not I voted for President Obama, I was inspired by him. He gave me courage, he gave me hope. I really believed that he would be a positive force for the country. And I still hope he will be.” Williams added: “You, however, looked at it, you were hoping he would reverse some of the Bush policies. You were quoted as saying you were disappointed that he did not.” Snowden noted: “Well, he said he would.”

 

CBS Investigates the Latest on ‘Ugly’ VA Scandal Without Mentioning Obama’s Name

 

CBS journalists on Thursday morning investigated the latest details of the expanding Veterans Affairs scandal. Yet despite calling the newest revelation “ugly,” correspondent Nancy Cordes somehow managed to avoid using Barack Obama’s name or to discuss the White House. Instead, she focused on congressional culpability: “But the Inspector General’s report points out Congress and the VA have known about similar manipulations and delays for nearly a decade.” Cordes talked to a GOP House member and pressed: “Florida Republican Jeff Miller is the chair of the House VA committee. If you’ve known about problems like this for years why are you only now calling on the V.A. Secretary to resign?”

Media BiASS: Already 17 Times More Coverage on Christie Scandal Than in Last Six Months of IRS

There’s Already 17 Times More Coverage on Christie Scandal Than in Last Six Months of IRS

In less than 24 hours, the big three networks have devoted 17 times more coverage to a traffic scandal involving Chris Christie than they’ve allowed in the last six months to Barack Obama’s Internal Revenue Service controversy. Since the story broke on Wednesday that aides to the New Jersey governor punished a local mayor’s lack of endorsement with a massive traffic jam, ABC, CBS and NBC have responded with 34 minutes and 28 seconds of coverage. Since July 1, these same networks managed a scant two minutes and eight seconds for the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups. In contrast, journalists such as Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos pounced on the developing Christie story. The GMA host opened the program on Thursday by announcing, “Chris Christie in crisis. Calls at this hour for the feds to step in, investigate the explosive e-mails.”

Networks Torch Christie for Lane Closures, But Ignored Obama Admin’s Corrupt Shutdown Tactics

The same network evening news shows that ignored vindictiveness by the Obama administration during October’s government shutdown were up in arms Wednesday over New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” and the possible tarring it could give his image. Anchor Brian Williams led Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News by touting, “a story of what some are calling an abuse of power and an act of political retribution by those close to one of the most prominent politicians in our country.” He tied the mess to the GOP as a whole, describing Christie as “a man a lot of Republicans regard as a consensus candidate for the party nomination in 2016.”

NBC’s Todd: Christie’s Media ‘Free Ride’ is Over, ‘Welcome to the Vetting Process’ for 2016

On Thursday’s NBC Today, political director Chuck Todd reveled in the wall-to-wall media coverage of the bridge closing controversy surrounding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: “Welcome to the NFL….he has gotten a lot of benefit by being sort of this Republican rising star in the New York City media markets, so he gets a lot of access to media attention, access to national media. And so he’s had a free ride, if you will. Well now, welcome to the vetting process.”  Todd’s comments were prompted by co-host Matt Lauer declaring: “[Christie] is a political star for the Republican Party. He’s now the head of the Republican Governor’s Association, a lot of power there, so Democrats are gonna work this story for a long time.” Todd replied: “Absolutely….Now that he’s essentially shown interest in being a presidential candidate, this is what life is like. This is what happens when the bright lights start burning.”

Obama Donor Picked to Head IRS Scandal Investigation, Big Three Networks Censor

After months of stonewalling the Justice Department finally named someone to head the investigation into the IRS-Tea Party scandal – and it’s an Obama donor. So far ABC, CBS and NBC have yet to mention what Darrell Issa called “a startling conflict of interest.” In fact the Big Three networks have almost completely stopped covering the IRS scandal investigation altogether. Since July 1, ABC, CBS and NBC have devoted a total of just 2 minutes and 8 seconds to the IRS imbroglio.