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Double Standard: NBC Gives News Christie Innocent In Bridgegate Scandal Only 38 Secs; Devoted Nearly 5 Mins When Scandal Broke

 

An enormous development in the Bridgegate scandal broke late Thursday afternoon when federal officials reported that they have cleared New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) of any wrong-doing relating to the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge in September 2013. When it came to the major broadcast networks covering this huge development, ABC and CBS punted on the story and refused to cover it in their Thursday night newscasts. NBC Nightly News did cover the story, however, but only in the form of a news brief that lasted for 38 seconds. This stands in stark contrast to the nearly five minutes (4 minutes and 55 seconds to be exact) that NBC’s evening newscast devoted to Bridgegate when it broke mid-morning on January 8.

 

Gallup Poll Shows All-Time Low In Public Confidence In Media

 

The pollsters at Gallup reported Wednesday that Americans’ confidence in the media’s ability to report “the news fully, accurately, and fairly” has dropped to its previous all-time low of 40 percent. That number was at 55 percent in 1999, but hasn’t been above 50 percent since 2005. The media are really struggling among Democrats, who have “traditionally expressed much higher levels of confidence in the media than Republicans have,” but their confidence (“great deal or fair amount of trust”) dropped to a 14-year low of 54 percent. Republican confidence dropped to 27 percent.

 

NYT Reports Dismal Poll Stats for Obama; CBS Still Ignores

 

On Thursday morning, CBS continued to ignore key results of the latest CBS News/New York Times poll, which show President Obama’s approval rating at 40 percent and his foreign policy approval rating at only 34 percent. In contrast, the front-page New York Times article by Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Dalia Sussman included dire statistics about the President’s low domestic approval rating: “The results suggest a profoundly unsettled public mood, with two-thirds of Americans surveyed saying the country is on the wrong track and half disapproving of how Mr. Obama is doing his job, a negative assessment that threatens to be a substantial drag on Democrats in November.”

 

NFL-Obsessed Networks Skip Jihad Killing Within U.S.

 

What do the networks consider vital information for their viewers? ABC, NBC and CBS againon Thursday offered the latest about the “firestorm” engulfing the National Football League. Yet, these same outlets have ignored a shocking act of domestic terrorism within the United States. Ali Muhammad Brown allegedly murdered 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin on June 25th. According to CNN, he told police: “My mission is vengeance for the lives, millions of lives are lost every day. Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, all these places where innocent lives with being taken every single day.”

 

Unlike ABC News, ABC’s The View Acknowledges Obama’s Low Approval

 

On Thursday, September 18, a strange thing happened: ABC actually covered President Obama’s plummeting poll numbers. No, not ABC News, but the daytime ABC program The View which spent nearly four minutes discussing his falling approval ratings following his speech laying out America’s strategy to defeat ISIS. Moderator Whoopi Goldberg proclaimed that President Obama “might be afraid…the latest approval ratings seemed to have sunk lower than George Bush’s levels. Partly because more than half of Americans are disapproving of the way he seems to be handling terrorism.” -

 

Tapper to Jay Carney: Be ‘Frank’ About Middle East; Carney Blames Bush on Iraq

 

On Wednesday’s The Lead, CNN’s Jake Tapper tried to pull former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney out of acting like an apologist for President Obama. Tapper turned to his guest, who had just spent an entire segment defending his former boss’s ISIS policy, and asked, “What is the difficulty in getting Arab allies to kick in with military assistance? Jay, you don’t work for the White House anymore. You can be frank. What is the problem?” Earlier, as Carney sparred with Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard over the President’s handling of the issue, the former Time journalist did his best impression of Chris Matthews and pointed the finger at former President George W. Bush for the ongoing situation in Iraq and Syria.

 

CBS Lobs Softballs to Obama U.N. Ambassador, Avoids Foreign Policy Criticism

 

Starting off a gentle interview with United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power on Thursday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Norah O’Donnell began to pitch what could have been a hardball question on the Obama administration’s slow response to violence in Syria giving rise to the ISIS terrorist threat, but instead tossed out this: “When you first became ambassador, you pushed for air strikes in Syria. Now we have lawmakers on record supporting engagement in Syria. How do you see this playing out?” No question about whether the President was wrong to not take Power’s recommendation on Syria, just simply, “How do you see this playing out?”

 

CBS Gushes Over ‘Madam Secretary’ Star, Asks If She Called Hillary for Pajama Party

 

CBS has a new drama called “Madam Secretary” where the main character, played by Tea Leoni, is a newly appointed Secretary of State and on Thursday, CBS This Morning did their best to swoon over the new show. The character is said to be a cross between Hillary Clinton and Kirsten Gillibrand and as a result co-host Gayle King eagerly hyped the inspiration for the show. The CBS host enthusiastically wondered “so did you call Hillary Clinton and say pajama party at your house, tell me everything?”

Media BiASS: Fools For Obama….

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Media BiASS: Non Reporting….

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ABC Ignores Growing Bipartisan Criticism of Obama’s ISIS Indecision

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Media BiASS: 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.”