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Media BiASS: Burger King is News? Pathetic Journalism…

Sharyl Attkisson Schools ABC, CBS, NBC on How to Cover the IRS Scandal

 

Unlike her colleagues at the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks, investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, on Tuesday night, actually dug into the finer points of the big bombshells revealed in the IRS scandal this week. Invited on Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight to discuss the revelations of a Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyer confirming the existence of Lois Lerner’s “missing” e-mails and the IRS’s destruction of her Blackberry (stories the networks through Wednesday morning have yet to touch) Attkisson also did a great job of explaining the conflict of interest going on at the DOJ.

 

ABC and NBC Ignore Possible Obstruction of Justice in Growing VA Scandal

 

Wednesday’s morning shows on ABC and NBC ignored the latest details of the growing scandal engulfing the Veterans Affairs department. Only CBS bothered to report on the story, allowing a scant 20 seconds. This Morning co-anchor Gayle King revealed, “USA Today says the VA scandal now includes obstruction of justice allegations. Ninety three health care facilities are being investigated by the VA’s inspector general.” She added that the “Justice Department and FBI are joining this probe.”

 

Networks Fret Over Burger King ‘Defecting’ to Canada to Pay Lower Taxes

 

As news broke on Tuesday of Burger King buying Tim Hortons and moving its corporate headquarters to Canada, the broadcast networks quickly adopted the liberal talking point that the fast food chain was being unpatriotic by avoiding high U.S. tax rates. On Tuesday’sABC World News, anchor Diane Sawyer proclaimed: “Burger King, home of the Whopper, accused of doing something a lot of Americans question, defecting. Heading north of the border to Canada and saving a lot of tax money.” On Wednesday’s Today, correspondent John Yang touted “a whopper of a controversy” over the move and announced: “…just the idea of moving the headquarters to Canada has some once-loyal Burger King subjects ready to revolt….On Burger King’s Facebook page, nearly 5,000 posts, most critical. ‘You abandon the America that made you and we will abandon you.'”

 

CBS Hits Warren Buffett from Left Over Burger King Deal: ‘Capitalist Before He’s A Patriot’

 

Ever since fast food chain Burger King announced its desire to purchase Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons, CBS has done its best to play up the supposed backlash the company will face as it moves its headquarters overseas to lower its tax burden. On Wednesday morning, following the news that billionaire investor Warren Buffett is helping finance the merger, CBS This Morning made sure to hit Buffett from the left with fill-in anchor Anthony Mason going so far as to proclaim that “somebody once said Warren Buffett is a capitalist before he’s a patriot.”

 

O’Reilly: Al Sharpton ‘Almost Single-Handedly Has Corrupted NBC News’

 

On his show Monday night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly declared that MSNBC host and Ferguson, Missouri activist Al Sharpton “has become so controversial in America that it’s hard to explain how a news agency, NBC, can even have him on the payroll.” Mediabuzzhost Howard Kurtz agreed, labeling Sharpton’s employment with the network “a travesty.” Kurtz pointed to Sharpton “delivering a pretty political speech at the funeral” of Michael Brown and being “the go-to guy for the Obama White House on Ferguson,” proclaiming: “It is amazing to me, this just reeks that MSNBC thinks this is acceptable.” Moments later, O’Reilly concluded: “I believe that Sharpton almost single-handedly has corrupted NBC News.”

Media BiASS: More Stupid Then Believable..

CBS Thrills Over Liberal Heckler Who Mocked Christie: ‘She Sounded Like a Reporter!’

 

According to the hosts of CBS This Morning, an angry, liberal heckler fits the definition of “a reporter.” The journalists on Wednesday played footage of a protester sparring with Chris Christie over his use of Bruce Springsteen music at rallies. New Jersey resident Sandra Booket yelled, “I thought I heard that Bruce asked that none of his music was played at your events because he didn’t believe in your politics.” Christie retorted, “No, you’re wrong in, fact, I saw Bruce just a week and a half ago.” He added, “If you’re going to be cute, we should get the story right.” The woman so impressed co-host Vinita Nair that she marveled, “[Booket] sounded like a reporter didn’t she?”

 

NBC, CBS Promote Governor Perry’s Courthouse Booking: ‘A Humiliating Experience’

 

On Tuesday night, both the CBS and NBC evening newscasts did their best to play up Texas Governor Rick Perry’s appearance at an Austin courthouse following his indictment on corruption charges. The Texas Republican was indicted after vetoing funding for the state’s Public Integrity Unit after its leader, Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, refused to resign following her DWI arrest. The CBS and NBC’s evening news anchors highlighted Perry being photographed for his mugshot with NBC’s Brian Williams proclaiming that Perry was “fingerprinted, had his mugshot taken. A humiliating experience for a once and potentially future presidential candidate.”

 

Only NBC Acknowledges Gov. Jay Nixon Calling for ‘Vigorous Prosecution’ of Missouri Cop

 

On Tuesday, August 19, Governor Jay Nixon (D-Mo.) called for the “vigorous prosecution” of Darren Wilson, the Missouri police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown last week. Despite the highly charged rhetoric by the state’s Democratic governor, NBC’s Today was the only network morning show to acknowledge Nixon’s comments, giving it a mere 41 seconds on its Wednesday morning broadcast. ABC and CBS’s morning shows ignored the governor’s contentious comments. All three networks failed to cover Governor Nixon’s comments on their Tuesday evening newscasts.

 

CNN’s Pereira Bemoans Chicago Violence ‘Taking A Back Seat in the Headlines;’ CNN Barely Covers

 

On Tuesday’s This Hour, Michaela Pereira endorsed guest L. Z. Granderson’s take on the media’s extensive coverage of the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown. The liberal commentator pointed out that “this past weekend, we had over 30 people shot – seven of them died – in the neighborhoods in Chicago – many of them black and brown. None of that was covered.” Pereira replied to Granderson by asserting that “because of Ferguson, Chicago is sort of taking a back seat in the headlines. And Chicago’s a very concerning thing, and we need to keep watching. We need to keep addressing what’s going on there.” One wonders if the anchor will criticize her own network, as CNN has only mentioned the violence in the Windy City twice over the past week.

 

Actor Russell Brand Bizarrely Proclaims: MSNBC is ‘Extremely Conservative’

 

On Tuesday, former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur uttered some of the wackiest media analysis you’ll ever hear when, on his Youtube show, he declared: “In American media conservatives dominated almost exclusively before Keith Olbermann turned MSNBC a more progressive direction.” But then actor Russell Brand, determined not to be upstaged by The Young Turkshost, upped the crazy ante as he proclaimed that MSNBC is “extremely conservative.”

Media BiASS: Ignorance is Bliss…

ABC and NBC Ignore Heartbreaking Video of Iraqis Desperately Escaping ISIS Terror

 

Only CBS This Morning on Tuesday bothered to cover the heartbreaking video of Iraqi refugees rushing a helicopter in a desperate attempt to escape the violence of the terrorist group ISIS. NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America ignored the gripping video. CBS reporter David Martin narrated the CNN-supplied footage: “Iraqi Army helicopters fly in at 100 feet in broad daylight to push pallets of food and water out the door. When one found a piece of ground level enough to land on, it was immediately rushed by men, women and children, desperate to escape the Sinjar Mountains.”

 

U.S. Spokesman for Iraqi-Christians on MSNBC: ISIS Carrying Out ‘A Full-Blown Genocide’

 

On Tuesday morning, MSNBC and Telemundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart brought a guest on his MSNBC show to discuss the targeted killing and persecution of Christians in Iraq at the hands of the ultra-Islamic terrorist group ISIS. The guest, Mark Arabo, who serves as the national spokesman for the Chaldeans, (the sect of Iraqi Christians facing ISIS’s terror), told Diaz-Balart that the actions of ISIS are that of “a full-blown genocide” in targeting the 400,000 Christians in Iraq. When asked by Diaz-Balart for his take on the actions of the Obama administration so far in Iraq, Arabo said that he and the Iraqi community in Southern California near San Diego (which is the second largest in the U.S.) first “sounded this alarm from San Diego eight weeks ago and we’ve been as clear as we are today: This is a full-blown genocide.”

 

CNBC’s Harwood: World ‘Blowing Up’ Under Obama Is ‘Big Problem’ for Hillary Clinton

 

Appearing on CNBC’s Squawk Box Tuesday morning, the business network’s chief Washington correspondent John Harwood acknowledged that President Obama’s failed foreign policy would be an obstacle to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential ambitions: “…her independent credential running for president is that she was President Obama’s secretary of state. The world is now blowing up. So that is a big problem for her. And so she’s going to be looking for ways to separate herself from the current foreign policy mess.” Harwood’s comments were prompted by host Joe Kernen asking about a quote in The Daily Beast in which Obama reportedly dismissed Clinton’s recent criticism of his handling of the Middle East as “horsesh**t.” In response, Harwood observed: “It wouldn’t surprised me if he said that….I’m sure that that’s how he feels about the criticism, he’s made that pretty clear.”

 

‘Big Three’ Networks Ignore White House Reversing Lobbyist Ban

 

On Tuesday, August 12, Politico’s Byron Tau reported how the Obama White House is planning to “reverse a key part of its ban on registered lobbyists serving in government.” Despite yet another major flip-flop from the Obama Administration regarding its relationship with lobbyists, none of the “big three” networks (ABC, CBS and NBC) covered the story on their Tuesday evening newscasts. Rather than cover the Obama Administration’s reversal on its so-called lobbying ban, both ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer and the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley had time to gush over panda triplets born through artificial breeding.NBC Nightly News played up a video of a Chicago Cubs fan catching a home run during a game on Monday night.

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: Ignorance is Bliss…

NBC Ignores Own Poll Showing 54 Percent of Americans Disapprove of Obama Job Performance

 

On Tuesday, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that President Obama’s popularity reached its lowest point since first taking office in 2009. Overall, 54 percent of Americans disapprove of the job President Obama is doing as president with only 40 percent approving. Despite the negative numbers for President Obama, NBC Nightly News failed its own polling results on its Tuesday night broadcast. Rather than cover its own polling, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams spent 40 seconds promoting a video of a Norwegian mom trying to get her 2-year old son to go to bed on a hot summer night.

 

Diaz-Balart Badgers Guest: ‘How Many Terrorist Attacks in the U.S. Have Been Carried Out’ by Illegal Immigrants?

 

On his MSNBC show Tuesday morning, Jose Diaz-Balart invited on conservative commentator and film maker Dennis Michael Lynch to discuss a series of documentaries he has made that are critical of U.S. immigration policy and illegal immigration. From the start of the segment, it was clear that Diaz-Balart would be at odds with Lynch’s viewpoints and only grew to the point where he hounded Lynch on whether illegal immigrants have committed terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. When Lynch attempted to respond, Diaz-Balart cut him off and he ended the segment.

 

New Yorker Editor: Pro-Putin Anchors Are Russian Versions of Glenn Beck

 

David Remnick, on Tuesday’s Charlie Rose show, actually compared state-controlled Russian TV anchors to Glenn Beck. The editor of the New Yorker magazine told the PBS host that Vladimir Putin benefits from “a media that’s completely in the hands of the state” and then went on to liken pro-Putin anchors to the former conservative Fox News host and current CEO of The Blaze: “Imagine that Glenn Beck were in every anchor chair but he was appointed by the President of the United States. It’s, it’s that perverse.”

 

NBC’s Guthrie Tougher on Ohio Band Director Than Obama Advisor Susan Rice

 

On Tuesday’s Today, Savannah Guthrie had an exclusive interview with Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice, but rather than grill the controversial administration official on a variety of international crises, the NBC host merely tossed softballs. Meanwhile, about thirty minutes later, Guthrie interrogated former Ohio State University marching band director Jonathan Waters on being fired over the group’s hazing practices. Guthrie began her exchange with Rice by not even asking a question, just making a statement that “U.S. officials seem very, very confident” that the West African ebola outbreak could be contained. In her first real question to Rice, Guthrie simply wondered if the Israel-Hamas cease-fire in Gaza “will hold?” Finally, Guthrie worried that the ebola outbreak would overshadow a White House PR event with African leaders. That was the extent of interview.

 

Ed Schultz, Who Sneered at ‘Bastard,’ ‘Slut’ Conservatives, Now Decries ‘Vile’ Glenn Beck

 

Considering that Ed Schultz has been forced to apologize for calling Laura Ingraham a “slut” and for deceptively editing Rick Perry, one might think he would accept the apology of others who regret certain comments. On Monday, however, the Ed Show anchor mocked a contrite Glenn Beck, deriding the conservative’s regret over past remarks as not going “far enough.”

 

6Jon Stewart Invokes KKK to Condemn House Border Bill

 

On Monday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart took his anti-GOP rhetoric to a new low when he invoked the Ku Klux Klan as a way of mocking House Republicans over the border crisis. During a segment focusing on Congress failing to pass a border security bill, Stewart played video of two members of the KKK who oppose illegal immigrant children coming into America as emblematic of the GOP’s position on the border crisis. The Daily Show host went on to proclaim that “we’ve got a choice between the Klan plan and our House of Representatives. Um, all right, let’s go with the House.”

Media BiASS: Nothing Here to See…..

ABC Ignores Lois Lerner E-Mails Slamming Conservative ‘Crazies;’ CBS and NBC Notice

 

ABC’s World News stood out as the sole Big Three evening newscast on Wednesday to not cover the release of Lois Lerner’s e-mails, where the former top IRS official slammed conservatives as “a**holes” and “crazies.” Instead, the news program devoted full reports to the water main that burst on the campus of UCLA and the controversy over usage charges on cell phone bills. By contrast, NBC Nightly News and CBS Evening News on Wednesdayboth set aside about two minutes each of air time to Lerner’s “salty language,” as NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell put it. (The broadcast networks have a long record of spiking the IRS scandal.)

 

 ABC’s Harris Falsely Hits Sarah Palin as the ‘Woman Who Says She Can See Russia from Her House’

 

Nightline co-anchor Dan Harris on Monday night mocked Sarah Palin for her new internet channel and falsely identified the conservative as “the woman who says she can see Russia from her house.” No, she didn’t. It was Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live who uttered this line.

 

Jorge Ramos Hits Hillary from the Left on Immigration: ‘Do You Think You Have a Latino Problem?’

 

In an interview with Hillary Clinton aired Tuesday on his Fusion show America, anchor Jorge Ramos repeatedly pressed the potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate from the left on the ongoing illegal immigration crisis, demanding: “Do you think you have a Latino problem?…I’m saying it because recently you said about the Central American children coming to the United States that we have to send them back.” After Clinton argued for only allowing children seeking legitimate asylum to stay, Ramos cited one of her possible 2016 rivals: “But if you deport them, Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley said that if you send them back, you would send them back to certain death. Do you agree that if we deport some of these children that they’re – it’s a death sentence for them?”

 

Geraldo: ‘Shame On Drudge’ for Trying to ‘Stir Up Civil War’ with His Border Crisis Stories

 

On Monday, Geraldo Rivera barked at his fellow FNC hosts for using the term “illegals” around him. On Wednesday, he amped up his attacks on conservatives when, on his WABC radio show, he accused Matt Drudge of “doing his best to stir up a civil war” because he was posting so many border crisis stories. Rivera also attacked him on Twitter: “Shame on Drudge. His authoritative website has gone hysterical on issue of immigrant children. 14 stories like ‘Could Ebola sneak across?’”

 

NBC Touts Vermonters Pining for Single-Payer Health Care Like Canadian Neighbors

 

In a report for Sunday’s NBC Meet the Press, correspondent Kevin Tibbles highlighted Vermont’s effort “to push into unchartered waters and go further than ObamaCare.” He explained the left-wing proposal: “Vermont’s Democratic state government says it can deliver health care more efficiently and for less to every one of its 600,000 residents equally. All paid for with tax dollars to the tune of some $2 billion a year.” Tibbles noted how, “Doctors bills would go to the state government, essentially eliminating the need for people to purchase private insurance.” He then posed the question: “A solution to America’s healthcare crisis or the road to bankruptcy for Vermont?”

 

NBC: Firefighters Battling California Wildfires Are On ‘Front Lines of Climate Change’

 

Not wanting to let a good crisis go to waste, Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News exploited California wildfires to push climate change. Correspondent Miguel Almaguer declared: “The fire season not just expensive, but historic. Nationwide so far this year, more than 32,000 wildfires have burned. 1.6 million acres charred, most of them in the west. Feeding the fires, drought crippling 60% of the west….Crews call this the front lines of climate change, a longer more destructive fire season.” Introducing the story, anchor Brian Williams warned: “In the American west tonight, a huge wildfire is burning in Yosemite National Park. One of more than 200 of them firing up in just this last week in California alone as this drought emergency continues to get worse.”

 

Stunner on The View: You Want to Protect Yourself Ladies? ‘Get a Gun in Your Home!’

 

Something really remarkable happened on Tuesday’s edition of The View. Three out of the four panelists actually came out strongly in favor of a woman’s right to protect herself and her children with a gun! The one panelist who didn’t want a gun in the house? ABC Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer. The three who favored firearm ownership (Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and FNC’s Juliet Huddy) all shared the real world threats that prompted them to go get a gun.

Media BiASS: Ignoring Truth…

Networks Refuse to Report Latest IRS Scandal Revelations

 

The saga of Lois Lerner’s missing emails took a bunch of twists and turns this past week, but you wouldn’t know that if you only got your news from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks. On July 21, it was reported that even more IRS officials had their hard drives crash on them, including employees who “routinely corresponded” with Lerner. What a coincidence! On that same day it was revealed that a top IRS official was uncertain if backup tapes of Lerner’s lost emails still existed. The next day the story changed again when it was reported that Lerner’s hard drive was only “scratched” and the data was recoverable.

 

CBS and NBC Continue to Ignore Federal Judge Overturning D.C. Gun Ban

 

On Saturday, July 26, federal judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. ruled that Washington D.C.’s ban on carrying a gun in public was unconstitutional and since the decision the “big three” networks have remained virtually silent on the Second Amendment victory. BeginningSaturday night and continuing through the evening of Monday, July 28 only ABC’s Good Morning America has acknowledged the ruling. ABC’s Ron Claiborne gave the story a scant 18 seconds on Sunday morning whereas CBS and NBC’s morning and evening newscasts, as well as ABC’s World News have ignored the story altogether.

 

Geraldo: Every Time You Say ‘Illegals’ It’s Like Fingernails on a Blackboard!

 

Geraldo Rivera hates it whenever any one around him refers to people illegally crossing the border as “illegals.” On Monday’s edition of Outnumbered he challenged FNC’s Ainsley Earhardt when she dared to use that phrase in his presence. Rivera barked: “Every time you say ‘illegals,’ it’s like fingernails on a black board!”

 

CBS’s Rose Allows Hamas Leader to Compare Palestinian Terrorism to U.S. Defeating British in Revolutionary War

 

CBS This Morning aired multiple excerpts on Monday morning of co-host Charlie Rose’s interview with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, that will air on Rose’s PBS show on Mondaynight. In the excerpts that were aired, Rose allowed him to compare the Palestinian people in their fighting with Israel to Americans waging war with the British in the America Revolution. Further, Meshaal denied any possibility that, in his mind, a state of Israel could co-exist with any Palestinian state. After dimissing a quote from former President Bil Clinton about Hamas having a strategy “designed to force Israel to kill their own civilians so the rest of the world will condemn them,” Meshaal launched into into a ridiculous comparison between the Palestinians fighting the Israelis and the Americans fighting the British during the American Revolution: “You in America, the American Revolution, was it peaceful? Did you not kick the British out?”

 

NBC Reporter Frets Over Hamas Getting ‘Nothing’ in Cease-Fire With Israel

 

On Monday’s NBC Today, chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel worried that Hamas was not getting enough out of a temporary cease-fire agreement with Israel: “What is Hamas getting in return? So far, nothing. No deal, no immediate lifting of the closure of the Gaza Strip. Just a reprieve from Israel’s assault that has flattened entire Gaza neighborhoods and killed more than a thousand Palestinians, many of them civilians, many of them children.”Engel continued to outline the demands from the Palestinian terrorist organization: “The war could easily escalate again. Hamas wants an agreement to end the fighting, not for Israel to unilaterally scale back the assault on its own terms.”

 

CBS Promotes Obama Fist Bump In Wake of New Study on Reducing Spread of Germs

 

On Monday night, the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley used a new study showing that high fives are five times more hygienic than shaking hands as a way of promoting President Obama’s use of the fist bump. Fill-in anchor James Brown, who hosts The NFL Today on CBS, gushed at how “in his line of work, President Obama does a healthy amount of handshaking but a study out today says high fives will be more hygienic. They transfer only about half as many bacteria.”