Media BiASS: Covering Up The Disaster in the White House!

 Networks Promote President’s ObamaCare Trash Talk, Leave Out Republican Soundbites

While ABC, NBC, and CBS all hyped President Obama slamming Republican opposition to ObamaCare during his Tuesday “victory lap” in the White House Rose Garden, the network coverage that evening and Wednesday morning did not include a single GOP soundbite on the topic.On Tuesday’s ABC World News, White House correspondent Jon Karl proclaimed: “It looked like a victory celebration, and the beginning of a new campaign.” A clip ran of Obama asserting: “The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”

Bob Schieffer and Brian Williams Push Liberal Reaction to SCOTUS Campaign Finance Decision

Both CBS’s Bob Schieffer and NBC’s Brian Williams cried foul on Wednesday evening at the Supreme Court striking down the cap on overall political donations, showing sympathy for supporters of the law. Schieffer lamented that “more and more, the very rich are taking control of our politics” and that “this ruling is just one more sign that we no longer have any campaign laws that really matter.” Brian Williams actually quoted liberal Justice Stephen Breyer and asked what opponents of the decision could do. “And Pete, back to the ‘voice of the people,’ as Justice Breyer put it, for the people who think what happened today was bad, looking for remedies, what would those be?” Williams asked. He echoed the liberal line that the wealthy could enjoy more influence, ruing the Court was “allowing wealthy donors to have an even bigger influence in politics.”

CNN’s Costello Bewails ‘Big Advantage’ Court Gave ‘Wealthy’ in Campaign Finance Ruling

On Wednesday’s CNN Newsroom, Carol Costello decried the Supreme Court’s latest decision underlining that political donations are a form of free speech: “You know, these rulings continue to surprise me – only because so many Americans are concerned about the money factor…They think it’s a real problem, and these kinds of rulings seem to only exacerbate those problems.” Costello brought on liberal CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, and asked, “Doesn’t that give wealthy donors a big advantage?”

NBC Hails ‘Good Day in Washington’ as Obama Poses for Selfie With Red Sox Player

Forget all the unanswered questions about ObamaCare or the President’s sinking poll numbers or the Democratic Party’s vulnerability in the midterm elections, on Wednesday’s NBC Today, all that was wiped away by President Obama taking a selfie with Red Sox player David Ortiz.  As fill-in news anchor Tamron Hall put it, “In a town where they don’t agree on a lot, I think everyone agrees that this was a pretty cool moment….The Red Sox meeting with the President…. Big Papi [David Ortiz] with the President preparing to take his official photo. Then, he went rogue….The Big Papi selfie….Look at those smiles there. A good day in Washington.”

Media BiASS: No News, No Journalism….Just Crap…

Networks Hype Obama’s ‘Special Bond’ With the Pope, Downplay Disagreements

Thursday’s network morning shows tripped over themselves in their rush to fawn over President Obama meeting Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican. At the top of ABC’s Good Morning America, co-host Robin Roberts touted how the President “feels a special bond with the Pontiff.” On NBC’s Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd spoke of an “ideological comfort level” between the two leaders, while on CBS This Morning, White House correspondent Major Garrett described their “genuine connection.” While ABC, NBC, and CBS provided a combined 14 minutes 30 seconds of coverage to the papal meeting on Thursday, only 2 minutes 21 seconds of that air time referred to the fundamental disagreements between Obama and the Pope on a host of issues. Instead, the morning broadcasts chose to play up the “common ground” between the two men on issues of “income inequality” and “social justice.”

NBC and CBS Hope Pontiff’s Popularity Rubs Off On Obama

During coverage of President’s Obama meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday, both NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning hoped the papal visit would boost the commander-in-chief’s sinking poll numbers. Today co-host Matt Lauer wondered: “The Pope, enormously popular….Is there something in just rubbing elbows with the Pope for President Obama?”  Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd observed: “I think that the President, particularly right now where his own approval ratings are not so hot, just being seen with the Pope, particularly in some places where there are a lot of Catholic voters in the United States, it’s not gonna hurt. So, yes, I think the White House sees this as a potential political up side.”

ABC Touts ‘Bond’ Between Obama and Pope; Forgets the Administration’s Birth Control Mandate

All the networks gave positive coverage on Thursday evening to President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis, but ABC left out the elephant in the room, the massive conflict between the Obama administration and the U.S. Catholic Bishops over the birth control mandate. Each network reported a happy meeting; both ABC and NBC called it “historic.” All the networks highlighted the consensus between the two men on fighting poverty, as ABC noted a “bond” between the two men. “While the two men don’t see eye-to-eye on social issues like abortion and gay marriage, they have clearly formed a bond in other areas, especially in seeing fighting poverty as a moral responsibility,” ABC’s Jonathan Karl reported. However, ABC skipped the conflict between Obama and the American Catholic Bishops that at least CBS and NBC reported.

NYT Compares Obama to the Pope: Each ‘Burst’ Forth ‘as a History-Making Change Agent’

New York Times journalists Jim Yardley and Michael Shear on Thursday compared Barack Obama to Pope Francis. According to the writers, the pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage Barack Obama and the pro-life, anti-gay marriage religious leader have a lot in common. Yardley and Shear connected “an Argentine pope and an American president who each burst onto the global scene as a history-making change agent.” They insisted that each arrived “promising to promote a new post-partisan ethos, each having made the cover of Rolling Stone.”

ABC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS All Skip Political ID for ‘Shocking’ Corruption By Democratic Mayor

ABC, CNN, MSNBC and PBS on Wednesday and Thursday all covered the “shocking” corruption involving the Democratic mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. Yet, while talking about the tens of thousands of dollars in bribes he sought, none of these networks identified Patrick Cannon’s political party. Only a Fox News host referred to him as a Democrat. On ABC’s Good Morning America, Amy Robach asserted, “Well, the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina has resigned after being arrested during an FBI sting.” On CNN’s New Day, Christine Romans informed that undercover FBI agents “got the mayor to take almost $50,000 in bribes in exchange for favorable treatment by the city.” In contrast, Fox News Jamie Colby revealed, “There’s another Democrat in trouble over accusations of corruption.”

NBC’s Lauer Jokes Nancy Pelosi Needs ‘Food Taster’ for Birthday Gift from John Boehner

On Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer couldn’t resist mocking a nice gesture from House Speaker John Boehner to Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. News reader Tamron Hall explained: “…the House Speaker knows that his Democratic counterpart Nancy Pelosi just loves chocolate. So, for her 74th birthday on Wednesday he gave her something sweet, pints of chocolate gelato.”  Moments later, Lauer remarked: “If there’s ever a need for a food taster, that would be it right there.” After a chorus of “ohs” from his fellow hosts, he added: “I’m kidding.

Media BiASS: Garbage and Propaganda..

Networks Parrot White House Spin That Latest ObamaCare Delay Due to ‘Surge in Demand’

On Wednesday, all three network morning shows repeated the White House line that the reason for delaying the March 31 ObamaCare enrollment deadline was due to a last-minute “surge” of people signing up. In a 20-second news brief on NBC’s Today, fill-in news reader Tamron Hall announced “a reprieve this morning for people who’ve been trying to sign up for ObamaCare,” before noting that “the Health and Human Services Department says there has been a last-minute surge in demand.”  During a 17-second news brief on ABC’s Good Morning America, fill-in news reader Amy Robach gently described the law’s new setback as a sign-up “grace period” and declared: “…the White House predicts a crush of applicants in the final hours could cause a computer traffic jam.”

Ed Schultz: Funding Charter Schools ‘Breeds and Feeds the Next Generation of Segregation’

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz on Wednesday slammed charter schools in America, sneering that funding them “breeds and feeds the next generation of segregation in America.” [See video below. MP3 audio here.] The Ed Show host talked to fellow liberal Michael Eric Dyson who complained about public schools having to compete against charter schools. He insisted, “If you would supply money to these public schools, then they could do equally as well.” Of course, public schools in Washington D.C., for instance, spend almost $30,000 per student.

NBC Blames Bush for ‘Broken System’ of Education, No Mention of Obama

Introducing a story on Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer touted the Washington Post publishing the resignation letter of Massachusetts kindergarten teacher Suzi Sluyter, who decided to quit her job after being “frustrated by what she says is too much emphasis on test scores and testing instead of the kids themselves.”  In the report that followed – amid clips of Sluyter reciting her letter on camera – correspondent Ron Mott declared: “A sobering assessment about standardized tests, how children are damaged by what she calls a broken system more focused on scoring them.” He soon found who to blame: “When President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind into law in 2002, supporters applauded the sweeping reform for holding schools and teachers accountable for student performance. But it wasn’t long before complaints surfaced.” Meanwhile, the current President of the United States, Barack Obama, was not mentioned once during the segment. That despite his administration backing the increasingly controversial Common Core education standards.

Foreign Media, Fox News Cover British Prenatal Incineration Scandal; Other Media Out to Lunch

On Monday, The UK’s Daily Telegraph spotlighted the scoop of another British media outlet, Channel 4, which discovered the beyond abhorrent practice of 10 NHS hospitals incinerating over 15,000 bodies of unborn babies from miscarriages and abortions. The investigation by the Channel 4 program Dispatches found that some of the infants’ remains were even used to heat the medical facilities. This scandal, which got picked up by newspapers across much of the Anglosphere – including The Vancouver Sun and The Ottawa Citizen in Canada – has yet to receive wide coverage in the United States. So far, the only TV outlet to devote air time to the story was Monday’s The Five on Fox News Channel.

MSNBC Devotes 16 Minutes of Coverage to ‘Indefensible, ‘ ‘Racist’ Redskins ‘Slur’

With all the important things going on in the world, MSNBC on Tuesday chose to devote 16 minutes of coverage over four shows to the “indefensible,” “racist” “slur” that is the Washington Redskins logo. The fight to force team owner Dan Snyder to change the name came up on Morning Joe, The Reid Report, All In With Chris Hayes and The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell. Hayes began his coverage by sneering, “Dan Snyder is the owner of the NFL’s Washington, D.C. football team, whose name might be the last racial slur you can get away with saying at work.” The host cited NBC colleague Bob Costas’s 2013 rant as proof of a groundswell, adding, “With this kind of pressure building against it, it is getting harder and harder for Dan Snyder to defend the team’s name, to defend what is really indefensible.”

Media BiASS: Alphabet Network Slop….

NBC’s ‘Today’ Finds It ‘Surprising’ Obama Not On List of Greatest Leaders

On Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie touted an exclusive preview of Fortune magazine’s list of the world’s 50 greatest leaders and wondered about one name that was absent from the ranking: “Bill Clinton comes in at number five and makes the cover. There are a lot of other notable names here. Tell you what, though, there may be some talk about one leader who did not make the list, the leader of the free world, President Obama. Fortune tells us he was not overlooked, he just did not make the cut.”  Co-host Matt Lauer reacted: “Yeah, that’s surprising.” He then noted leaders who “did make the cut”: “Pope Francis takes the top spot. Congratulations to him….Some other folks you may recognize, Bono, Derek Jeter – yes! – Angelina Jolie, and Malala Yousafzai.”

NBC: Obama ‘Takes a Break from World Affairs’ to Fill Out March Madness Brackets

During a report on Thursday’s NBC Today about the impact of NCAA March Madness office pools on worker productivity, correspondent Kerry Sanders casually touted: “March Madness, an American distraction….Even the President takes a break from world affairs to fill out his bracket.”  At no point did Sanders offer any criticism of Obama taking a “break from world affairs” during the Ukrainian crisis. Co-host Savannah Guthrie introduced the segment by wondering: “Does March Madness really interfere with getting actual work done?” Amid clips of employees filling out their brackets, Sanders declared: “If you’re calling a business today, don’t be surprised if your call goes unanswered.”

CBS Boosts White House’s Final Push for ObamaCare Before March 31 Deadline

Bill Plante acted as a stenographer for the Obama administration on Thursday’s CBS This Morning, as he spotlighted the “multi-tiered state and national effort to get young people enrolled” in ObamaCare before the end of March. Plante touted the “supportive celebrity Tweets and videos….and a tongue-in-cheek tool kit that teaches parents how to get on social media and ‘nag’ their children ‘mercilessly.’” The correspondent again noted Zach Galifianikis’ mock interview of President Obama, which the Big Three networks spent 100 times more coverage on than the low enrollment the previous week. However, CBS This Morning at least mentioned how the administration fell millions short of its original seven million goal. ABC nor NBC have yet to mention the new enrollment figures on their morning and evening newscasts.

NBC and CBS Declare Michelle Obama’s China Trip ‘Not Political’; Ignore Press Being Banned

On Thursday, NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning dutifully parroted the White House line that First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to China was “not political” but ignored the fact that the press corps was banned from traveling with her on the overseas junket. ABC’s Good Morning America skipped the topic. On Wednesday, Politico’s Dylan Byers described his frustrating attempt to get an answer from the White House on why reporters were not allowed on the high-profile trip. That morning, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof tweeted out his paper’s report on the press ban, calling it a “mistake” that “signals weakness or fear of coverage.”

Media BiASS!

Chris Matthews: Voters May Punish Overly Smart Dems for Their ‘Complexity’

Chris Matthews on Thursday morning conceded that Republicans would win the Senate in November. On Wednesday’s Hardball, the host lashed out at voters. Speaking of a House special election won by the Republicans on Tuesday, he fumed, “Well, this election in Florida yesterday was about one word: ‘No.’ Because no worked, it will be worked again from now until November. By all means, no. That’s the Republican message this year.” Grappling with the reason why it is so “hard” for Democrats to fight in this midterm election, Matthews lectured, “Well, for one thing, Democrats generally can see the complexity of our times.” He added, “They don’t think they have all the answers. They’d like to see some deal making between the parties and across the aisles.”

Ed Schultz Rewrites History to Ignore His Bogus ObamaCare Prediction

Apparently, Ed Schultz doesn’t mean it when he says “get your tapes rolling at home.” The MSNBC anchor on Wednesday attempted to rewrite his bogus, boastful prediction about ObamaCare. On December 11, 2013, Schultz prognosticated: “I’m going to make a prediction tonight. It’s going to hit 5 million by March 1st. That’s right. Five million people signed up by March 1st. Get your tapes rolling at home folks because it’s going to be a big ‘I told you so.’” The just-released ObamaCare numbers for the end of February state that 4.2 million Americans have enrolled. Talking to Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Schultz whitewashed his prediction, announcing, “Well, I predicted five million people are going to sign up by the end of this month. We’re closing on it on that number.”

NBC’s Lauer Whines to Trump: ‘You Always Think That Obama Is Being Weak’

Talking to Donald Trump on Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer complained about the Celebrity Apprentice host and CPAC speaker criticizing President Obama’s poor handling of the Ukranian crisis: “You’ve been critical of the President and his handling of the situation with Ukraine and Crimea. I think you said, I’m paraphrasing here, but basically Putin was playing with or toying with Obama. That is kind of a common refrain of yours….you always think that Obama is being weak.”  Trump, on to promote the 2014 Miss USA pageant set to air on NBC in June, pointed out that “a lot of other people” had been equally critical of Obama’s foreign policy. Lauer countered: “What would you have done differently than he did in the days before Russian troops went into Crimea?” Trump replied: “Well, first of all, it should have never happened.” Lauer pressed: ” But what would you have done immediately?”

NBC Touts Anti-Gun Professor Asking: ‘When May I Shoot a Student?’

Reacting to Idaho passing a law to allow teachers and students to carry guns on college campuses, Thursday’s NBC Today promoted a Boise State University professor opposed to the legislation who authored a New York Times Op/Ed absurdly titled: “When May I Shoot a Student?”  Co-host Matt Lauer hyped how the satirical essay was “spurring debate over guns on campuses.” Fill-in co-host Tamron Hall fretted over the “controversial measure” to let citizens exercise their Second Amendment rights and declared professor Greg Hampikian’s Times article to be “eye-opening.”

Ronan Farrow Condescends: ‘Irresponsible’ Catholic Church Dogma Is ‘Costing Lives’

MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow marked the one-year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis on Thursday by browbeating the Catholic Church for supposedly thwarting the fight against AIDS in the developing world, and for the Church’s apparent lack of action in stopping genocide. Farrow played up how “Church social policies often fly in the face of skyrocketing HIV rates,” and bemoaned how “the Church does still ban contraception in those places. Is that costing lives?” The neophyte TV host asked one of his priest guests, “You don’t think that it’s irresponsible, given the emphasis on mercy and the preservation of life, that there’s not more leeway on that doctrine?” He also played up how “brutal conflicts in countries with significant Catholic populations demand attention that some say the Church is failing to provide,” and faulted the Church for its apparent inaction during the genocide in Rwanda almost 20 years ago.

Rotten! Racist! Priorities!

Rotten to the Common Core

Once upon a time, parents, local school boards, and states determined classroom curriculum. Those days are quickly disappearing. Misnamed “state standards,” the federal Common Core curriculum guidance is an attempt to further nationalize education. Forty-five states plus DC have embraced Common Core, although as George Will notes, they have done so in exchange for stimulus funds or waivers from federal regulations — federal arm-twisting at its best. Even worse, some states adopted Common Core almost immediately after the June 2, 2010 release of the standards, leaving little to no time to evaluate their efficacy. Another case of “passing” something to find out what’s in it.

Of course, the problem with Common Core is that such an effort ignores the fact that under the Tenth Amendment, education is a power “not delegated” to the federal government and, therefore, belongs solely to the states or the people. But the federal government has been ignoring the Tenth Amendment for a long time.

Aside from constitutional questions, federal involvement has largely degraded public education. As Will highlights, “Fifty years of increasing Washington inputs into K-12 education has coincided with disappointing cognitive outputs from schools.” Indeed, despite massive increases in federal education spending, student achievement has not kept pace. In the end, Common Core simply represents another example of the Left’s attempt to centralize everything. Thankfully, some states are starting to realize the danger of bowing to Uncle Sam and are reconsidering Common Core’s implementation. Armed with the Constitution, these states are taking on one of its greatest foes: the U.S. government.

Comment

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Really?

Using the ‘racist’ term again are you!

How about your just and assO whose one and only goal is to destroy America and many of us realize that..

Unfortunately you have surrounded yourself with assOs just like you..

And the sheeple are to damn stupid to realize it!!

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Media Reality Check..

Priorities! Nets Spend Twice as Much Time on Michelle Obama’s Birthday Bash Than Benghazi

On Wednesday the Senate Intelligence Committee issued a devastating report that blamed the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s State Department for security failures leading up to the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack.

While the Big Three (ABC, CBS and NBC) networks covered the report for a day, they found another event far more compelling — the First Lady’s 50th birthday bash, spending twice as much time on the White House party than Benghazi.

Starting Wednesday, January 15 through this morning (January 20), the ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows collectively spent just under 15 minutes on the Benghazi report (14 minutes, 49 seconds), vs. nearly a half-hour on Michelle’s birthday (28 minutes, 4 seconds). There were 20 stories/segments on the First Lady’s birthday vs. 10 on the Benghazi report.

ABC was the most wildly out of line — 10 minutes on Michelle’s birthday vs. just 2 minutes on Benghazi. NBC spent twice as much time on the birthday (12 ½ minutes) as Benghazi (6 ½ minutes), while CBS actually gave slightly more time to Benghazi (6 minutes) vs. Michelle (5 ½ minutes).

ABC started pre-partying two days before Michelle’s actual birthday on Friday. ABC’s Lara Spencer, on Wednesday’s Good Morning America, focused on a People magazine interview “just before her 50th birthday” on “her take on plastic surgery and Botox.” Spencer then gleefully teased: “The big day is fast approaching.” Through Monday morning ABC had devoted five full reports and two briefs to the First Lady’s birthday.

NBC started their celebration on Thursday’s Today show with White House correspondent Kristen Welker, as she excitedly declared: “For days they’ve been gearing up for a big bash here at the White House. Guests were told to wear comfortable shoes and to be prepared to move around a lot, an indication there will be no shortage of dancing here. You can also bet there will be a long list of celebrities to pull off a party fit for a First Lady.”

NBC kept the party going with segments on Friday, Saturday and even Monday morning, where Today show weatherman Al Roker gushed about his time at the Saturday event: “It was a house party that happened to be in the White House. My wife Deborah and I went. And it was – yeah, there were all these stars, which was kind of terrific…Beyonce was performing, Paul McCartney was talking or was kind of grooving with Stevie Wonder…It was unbelievable…I actually got to boogie a little with the First Lady.” Through Monday morning NBC had spent a total of four full reports and four briefs to Michelle’s birthday party.

In contrast CBS acted like the responsible adult in the room as they devoted slightly more time to Benghazi than to the White House shindig. But even they couldn’t help being swept up in the excitement as Norah O’Donnell, on Friday’s CBS This Morning, squealed: “This is a big morning for First Lady Michelle Obama. Today, she turns fifty years old, and she’s getting ready for a big party. As Chip Reid reports, parts of the celebration are still secret but dancing shoes are a must.” In total CBS issued two full reports and three briefs on Michelle’s 50th birthday.

The overall disparity in coverage the Big Three networks gave to a White House birthday party for Michelle Obama compared to the damaging Benghazi report should tell viewers all they need to know about how far in the tank the ABC, CBS and NBC are in for the Obamas and Hillary Clinton.

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.

Miscellany….

Ponder these..

American writer H. L. Mencken (1880-1956): “When a new source of taxation is found it never means, in practice, that an old source is abandoned. It merely means that the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had only one before.”

Economist Thomas Sowell: “While there have been all too many lies told in politics, most have some little tiny fraction of truth in them, to make them seem plausible. But the ‘trickle-down [economics]‘ lie is 100 percent lie. It should win the contest both because of its purity — no contaminating speck of truth — and because of how many people have repeated it over the years, without any evidence being asked for or given.”

Fred Thompson: “NBC’s chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman, proudly declared that she had forced her own kids to sign up for Obamacare as their ‘patriotic duty.’ Remember back when patriotism meant protecting people’s right not to be forced?”

Comedian Jay Leno: “MSNBC anchor Melissa Harris-Perry has apologized for making fun of one of Mitt Romney’s grandchildren. She said that from now on before she goes on the air she’ll remind herself that some people may actually be watching MSNBC.”

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You want me to…

Swallow what?

Oh hell no!!

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Obama will what?

Stay in Washington?

And remain ‘pResident’?

Well he will need a place to stay..

According to ‘rumors’ Mooch is..

Booting his lame ass..

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How can a federal ‘agency’ that really has no reason to exist..

Over ride congress?

‘splain that one!!!

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We call her Mooch..

And there is a reason..

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Apparently the jackbooted thugs of the Federal Government..

Are meeting some resistance and outright hostility..

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Really?

Don’t want us ‘exercising’ our rights do they?

That is why we have ‘concealed’ carry.

Whom would be dumb enough to walk into the cesspools that are City Halls and such, unarmed with all the crooks and whatnot you find there?

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Media BiASS: CBS’s Giles Complains ObamaCare Fiasco Over-Covered by Media

CBS’s Giles Complains ObamaCare Fiasco Over-Covered by Media

On Monday’s All In show on MSNBC, during a discussion of what stories were over-covered or under-covered by the media in 2013, CBS contributor Nancy Giles griped that the HealthCare.Gov glitches were overecovered, and seemed to suggest that hackers may have been to blame for ObamaCare’s rollout problems. Giles began: “I thought the Healthcare.gov Web site glitches, I thought they were kind of covered without context, like, there was no mention of whether they could have been hacked. I saw all these different Web sites, you know, KillObamacare.Gov, you know, all kinds of problems that could have happened that way, site tampering, and there were a lot of people that signed up by phone and got on successfully. So I felt like the fixture on the Web site problems were a little too much.”

ABC Touts ObamaCare’s Popularity, While NBC Reports Website Problems

For the second straight morning, ABC’s Jonathan Karl was merely a White House stenographer when reporting on ObamaCare’s year-end deadline, touting enrollment numbers and parroting White House talking points. Tuesday’s Good Morning America framed the latest ObamaCare delay as a result of the law’s popularity, as opposed to NBC reporting that it was, at least in part, due to website issues. “A crush of visitors to the website yesterday caused the White House to expand this year’s deadline for signing up through the end of today,” co-host George Stephanopoulos reported.

NBC Goes Easy on ObamaCare, Downplays Gov’t Coercion of Insurers

NBC’s Today softened any criticism of ObamaCare on Monday at the deadline to purchase health coverage for the new year. White House correspondent Peter Alexander framed long wait times on the Washington, D.C. health exchange as evidence of “a last-minute spike in demand.” And even though he reported that current enrollment numbers are “far shy” of what the administration hoped for, Alexander cited “experts” downplaying the importance of the numbers.

MSNBC’s Sharpton Slams ‘Stinginess’ of Republican ‘Grinches’

On the Monday, December 23, PoliticsNation on MSNBC, host Al Sharpton led the show by accusing Republicans of “stinginess” and of being “grinches” because of GOP opposition to a further extension of unemployment benefits. With the words “GOP Grinches Steal Christmas” on screen, Sharpton opened the show: “Tonight’s lead, Republican’s grinches launching fist full of coal. This week, as families gather at dinner tables around the country, many are facing extreme economic anxiety that could have been prevented, is due to Republicans’ stinginess on key economic issues. More than one million Americans face losing their unemployment benefits in just five days.”

MSNBC’s Hayes Derides FNC ‘Obsession’ with ‘Knockout Game’ That Targets Whites

On Monday’s All In with Chris Hayes, host Hayes for a second time griped over Fox News giving attention to reports of primarily black teens playing a “knockout game” in which they target white victims for violence, suggesting that the game does not really exist. As he awarded his choice for the “over-covered” and “under-covered” news stories for the year, Hayes began: “Over-covered is the Fox News/Drudge obsession with the so-called ‘Knockout Game,’ which this is a flavor of what that, and this has been on Fox all the time.”

Media BiASS: NBC Ignores ‘Brutal’ Poll for President, Latest Bad News on ObamaCare Debacle

NothingButCrap Ignores ‘Brutal’ Poll for President, Latest Bad News on ObamaCare Debacle

Despite a running time of four hours, NBC’s Today show on Tuesday skipped a blistering poll for Barack Obama and the latest news about the disastrous rollout of the President’s health care law. Yet, the morning show managed five minutes for discussing the new TV special from singer John Rich and three minutes on table etiquette for Thanksgiving. Not exactly pressing topics. In contrast, both ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning covered the new wave of bad news. An ABC News/Washington Post survey found Obama’s approval rating at just 42 percent, what Jon Karl referred to as “the lowest job approval we have ever seen” for his presidency. GMA’s George Stephanopoulos conceded that these are “brutal numbers.” Karl even relayed this result: “We asked voters if they can have a mulligan on the 2012 presidential election, who they would vote for? A plurality now say they would vote for Romney over Obama.” The journalists also focused on what the administration knew in advance of the impending ObamaCare collapse.

MostlyShitNothingButCrap Guest Tucker: GOP ‘Pandered to’ ‘Bigots,’ ‘Racists’, ‘Homophobes’

Appearing as a guest on Monday’s PoliticsNation on MSNBC, syndicated columnist Cynthia Tucker charged that Republicans “pandered” to “bigot” and “homophobes” in the 2004 presidential election, and later threw in the word “racists” as well, as she and host Al Sharpton responded to Wyoming Republican Senate candidate Liz Cheney’s dispute with sister Mary over the same-sex marriage issue. Tucker began: “But let me also say I don’t blame Mary Cheney at all for going public with her hurt and her disagreement. Because, you know, Reverend Al, gay Republicans for years have stayed hidden in the closet, as it were. Given their resources, their money, their votes to the party while party big wigs went out there and pandered to the bigots and the homophobes.”