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Media BiASS: Bleh…..

Networks Ignore Obama’s Decision to Back Down from Plan to Tax 529 College Savings Accounts


In a reversal of a key proposal from his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama moved on Tuesday to drop the plan to tax 529 college-savings accounts after outcry from members of both parties and a direct appeal on Air Force One from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). When it came to the networks covering this backtracking by the President on this deeply unpopular idea that even ultra liberals like Pelosi and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) opposed, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC made no mention of it during their Tuesday evening newscasts.


Media Yawn at Obama and Biden Snubbing Auschwitz Anniversary; Mocked Cheney’s Appearance in 2005


Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and, naturally, the event attracted plenty of media coverage. In addition to each of the three major networks devoting segments to it on their evening newscasts, the Associated Press, The New York Times, andThe Washington Post published stories on the topic. Over on cable, CNN covered it multiple times throughout the day. Despite all of the airtime, there was no criticism on any of the liberal broadcast or cable networks that President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were not among the numerous heads of state on hand for this important occasion. But when then-Vice President Dick Cheney attended the 60th anniversary in 2005, numerous media outlets mocked Cheney for committing a “fashion faux pas” by wearing a large, light-colored winter coat to the high-profile ceremony.


HuffPo’s Stein Claims Clintons Need to Win Lotto to ‘Catch Up’ With Koch Brothers in 2016


Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday, Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein worried that the Clinton political machine would be unable to compete with funding from Charles and David Koch during the 2016 presidential campaign: “I mean, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton will be scratching lotto tickets, I think, for the next week just trying to catch up with the $889 million that the Koch brothers are going to put in here.” Stein was reacting to aWashington Post article detailing how much money the conservative benefactors were planning to spend in the next election cycle. He proclaimed: “Just put this in historical perspective, the $889 million that they’re going to spend – and I’m not sure why they didn’t round up to 890 – but the 889 million they’re going to spend is more than all the presidential candidates in the 2004 races spent combined, that was about $720 million.”


Leaked Al Jazeera English Email Bans Staff from Using Terms ‘Terrorist,’ ‘Militant,’ ‘Islamist’


On Tuesday afternoon, Brendan Bordelon of National Review Online (NRO) reported on the latest leaked email from Al Jazeera English that showed executive Carlos van Meek telling employees not to sure the terms “extremist,” “Islamist,” “militant,” and “terrorist” in their news coverage to “avoid characterizing people.” Van Meek’s email came following a deadly shooting earlier in the day at a hotel in Libya that killed at least eight (including one American). Writing to the outlet’s New York and Washington newsrooms, van Meek felt that it was pertinent to “bring to your attention some key words that have a tendency of tripping us up” considering “[o]ne person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter.”

Media BiASS: Gibbering Idiots!!

Meet the Press Panel Hits GOP Over Iowa ‘Freedom Summit,’ Going ‘So Far to the Right’


Following Congressman Steve King’s (R-IA) Iowa Freedom Summit, which hosted several potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, the panel on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday morning happily scolded the GOPers for attending the prominent conservative gathering. During the discussion, Helene Cooper, correspondent for The New York Times, argued that Republicans “in many, many ways are their own worst enemies. They go so far to the right in order to out-conservative everybody else.”


Cokie Roberts: GOP Hopefuls ‘Should Stay Out of Iowa Altogether’


Over the weekend, Congressman Steve King (R-IA) hosted the Iowa Freedom Summit, which featured several potential Republican presidential candidates and on Sunday’s ABC’sThis Week with George Stephanopoulos, Cokie Roberts, correspondent for NPR, eagerly took a shot at the gathering of influential conservatives. Speaking during the show’s panel discussion, Roberts slammed the GOP event and insisted that “Republicans should stay out of Iowa altogether. What happens to them is that they get pushed so far to the right in those venues that it gives them a terrible time in the general election.”


CNBC’s Harwood Hails College Savings Tax as ‘Redistribution Obama-Style’


Appearing on CNBC’s Power Lunch at 1 p.m. ET Friday, the business network’s chief Washington correspondent John Harwood touted President Obama’s proposal to tax 529 college savings accounts: “If you want to change the distribution of income in this country, you’ve got to take from some to give to the other, and that’s precisely what the President wants to do. Middle class families…have stagnated for a long time…while people at the top have done much better. So the administration is trying an across-the-board attempt to change that….redistribution Obama-style.” Harwood kept pushing White House talking points: “Now, the administration says that surveys have shown that 70% of the deposits in 529 accounts are held by families with incomes of $200,000 a year or more.”


YouTube or ABC? Internet Star’s Question Is the Same as Barbara Walters


All three networks on Friday morning promoted Barack Obama’s “interesting,” “unconventional” interviews with YouTube personalities, including one who is famous for taking a bath in milk and Fruit Loops. Good Morning America journalist Amy Robach cheered the President for reaching “people who might not otherwise have heard what he had to say.” Yet, ABC’s hosts didn’t point out that one of the questions, by a 19-year-old fashion blogger, was nearly identical to one by veteran journalist Barbara Walters.


FNC’s Kurtz Pans Obama’s YouTube Interviews; Maybe Its How He Wants the ‘WH Press Corps to Act Around Him’


Appearing on the Fox News Channel (FNC) program The Kelly File on Thursday,MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz gave his critique of President Obama’s interviews with three YouTube personalities by describing it as “beneath the dignity of the office” and “maybe” the way that “the President wants the White House press corps to act around him.” Host Megyn Kelly first asked Kurtz what he thought of the whole stunt and admitted that GloZell was “funny” and didn’t have a problem with Obama appearing on other talk shows like “Ellen,The View, or [The] Colbert [Report],” but thought this went too far.


Today Show Confessions: Sex Dreams, Nudity, and Drunkenness


While playing a game of “Never Have I Ever” on Friday, the hosts of NBC’s Today made a series of embarrassing confessions – everything from admitting to having “sexy dreams” about each other, to being drunk on air, to seeing each other naked. Co-host Matt Lauer began the bizarre segment: “Everybody knows this game called “Never Have I Ever,” right?…Let’s try our own version….Here we go. Never have I ever had a sexy dream about one of my co-anchors.” Equipped with signs reading “I Have” or “I Have Not,” Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, and Al Roker all held up “I Have” signs.

Media BiASS: Idiots Masquerading As……

NBC Hails Obama Tax Hike Proposal As ‘A Turning Point In Our Politics’


On Sunday’s NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt touted how President Obama’s plan to “propose tax hikes for wealthiest Americans” during Tuesday’s State of the Union address would be “potentially putting Congress in the position of appearing to defend the highest income earners over the middle class.” Turning to CNBC chief Washington correspondent John Harwood, Holt wondered: “John, will a Republican Congress go along with any of this?” Harwood seized the opportunity cheer Obama’s politically posturing: “It’s not likely, Lester. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t important. These proposals and others from both parties in Congress all mark a turning point in our politics.”


Networks Ignore John Kerry’s Embarrassing James Taylor Stunt in Paris


On Friday, while all three network morning shows covered Secretary of State John Kerry arriving in Paris to offer U.S. condolences following the recent terrorist attacks, none of the broadcasts mentioned one of the most embarrassing moments in American diplomatic history that occurred during the visit – Kerry bringing musician James Taylor to a press conference to sing “You’ve Got A Friend” to the French people. The bizarre attempt at international damage control – following the Obama administration’s failure to have a single top U.S. official attend a anti-terror march in Paris on Sunday – played out while the NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows were on the air. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reported the musical incident on Twitter at 8:01 a.m. ET. Later on her 12 p.m. ET MSNBC show, Mitchell referred to the moment as “a somewhat awkward musical make-good.”


At Obama Press Conference, No Questions on Skipping Anti-Terror Rally


Barack Obama on Friday conducted an almost hour-long news conference with journalists, but faced no questions on his administration’s much-maligned decision not to send a representative to last Sunday’s massive anti-terror rally in France. ABC journalist Jon Karl wondered if the President had any thoughts on Mitt Romney possibly running for president again. After a nearly 20 minute preamble, Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron finally got to reporters. After offering up a tough question, Karl lobbed this softball: “If I may, Mr. President, I really like would hear your reaction to the news that Mitt Romney is thinking about running for president again.” Obama brushed that aside with a simple retort: “…I have no comment.”


ABC’s ‘This Week’ Criticizes Reagan’s ‘Tattered Civil Rights Image’


Monday is Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, and on Sunday morning, ABC’s This Week decided it was the perfect opportunity to scold the Republican over his civil rights record. During the show’s weekly “powerhouse puzzler” segment, guest host Martha Raddatz asked the This Week panel “which president signed a law making MLK’s birthday a national holiday?” The ABC reporter then played a clip from ABC’s report on the signing ceremony in which ABC’s Sam Donaldson proclaimed “the president and Dr. King’s widow walking into the Rose Garden together in an effort to spruce up Mr. Reagan’s tattered civil rights image.”


ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Fawns Over ‘Heroic’ Jimmy Carter: Still ‘Going Strong’


Former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos on Friday fawned over Jimmy Carter. Though much of the interview with the “heroic” ex-President focused on his humanitarian work, Stephanopoulos also prompted Carter to push his liberal agenda. The politician went on a rant against the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United campaign finance ruling, calling it “the stupidest ruling and the most damaging ruling that the Supreme Court has ever issued.” Ever? Worse than the 1857 Dred Scott case that ruled African Americans to not be citizens? Worse than 1896’s Pessy vs. Ferguson, the case that legalized racial segregation? Stephanopoulos offered no follow-up to this perplexing assertion.

Media BiASS: Daily Propaganda..

CBS Touts Own Poll Showing Increase in Obama’s Approval Rating; Barely Covered It Before Midterms


At the conclusion of a story on Wednesday’s CBS Evening News on the drop in gas prices and how Americans feel about the economy, CBS News senior business correspondent Anthony Mason felt that it was important to inform viewers that President Obama’s approval rating has improved six points from October in the latest CBS News poll. “All this has also helped lift President Obama’s job approval rating. It’s still below 50 percent, but at 46 percent, it’s jumped seven points from October, just before the midterm elections,” Mason stated. The CBS Evening News’s move in covering these favorable numbers for the President stands in stark contrast to their near blackout of poll numbers for the President ahead of the midterm elections.


ABC Hypes IRS Delaying Tax Refunds, More Identity Theft Due to Lacking of Funding from Congress


On Wednesday, ABC’s Good Morning America had a segment that promoted how, due to budget cuts, the IRS will be forced to “delay those refund checks,” “increase the risk of identity theft,” conduct “46,000 fewer audits,” and maintain an “IRS help line” that “is going to become much less helpful.” Co-host George Stephanopoulos lamented about “fewer audits means less revenue to the Treasury” to run the federal government and then asked ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl if there was “any chance that this can get fixed this year or is it a lost cause for this year.”


Andrea Mitchell Worries About ‘Far-Right’ Response to France


MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday highlighted “the rise of the right-wing” as one of the most serious threats facing Europe in the wake of France’s terror attack. She also lectured viewers about why MSNBC wouldn’t be showing the cover of the new Charlie Hebdo issue featuring Muhammad: “All of the networks of the NBC News group have made the decision, editorial decision, not to show it [the Charlie Hebdo cover] because we don’t publish things that are as provocative as Charlie Hebdo is.” Mitchell then opined that one of the biggest threats facing the continent is “anti-Muslim sentiment throughout Europe, anti-immigration sentiment, the rise of the right wing in France.”


NBC & ABC Censor Charlie Hebdo Cover, But Tout it As ‘Declaration of Defiance’


Reporting on the release of Charlie Hebdo’s first issue since the January 7 terrorist attack, NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday refused to show the cover of the satirical magazine that depicted a cartoon image of Mohamed. Despite such censorship, both networks touted the publication as “a triumph for free speech” and “a kind of declaration of defiance against terror.” On Today, co-host Matt Lauer proclaimed: “…a defiant Charlie Hebdo releases its very first issue since that terror attack on its Paris offices, with a cartoon of the Prophet Mohamed on the cover.” Correspondent Bill Neely began his report: “Today Charlie Hebdo is back on the street, seemingly stronger than ever.” However, moments later he explained: “On its cover, which NBC News is not showing, a cartoon of a tearful prophet Mohamed.”


Hypocrite Chris Matthews Hates Hitler Comparisons, But Made Them Himself


MSNBC’s Chris Matthews doesn’t like it when people compare American politicians to Hitler and the Nazis. Unless, of course, he’s doing it himself. On Tuesday, the liberal Hardballanchor assailed Republican Congressman Randy Weber for referencing Hitler in a tweet about Barack Obama. Matthews fumed, “Wouldn’t it be good for the country if politicians drop the whole Hitler thing and returned to saying, ‘Well, we Republicans and those Democrats just have an honest disagreement on some big stuff?'” He railed at Weber: “Is this something in your brain that has you comparing our twice elected American leader with Der Fuhrer, whose aggression in Europe caused the world 50 million lives?”


Washington Post Deflects from Virginia Dem’s Election While Serving Jail Sentence


On Tuesday, Joseph Morrissey, Democrat turned Independent, was elected to the Virginia legislature despite currently serving a jail sentence connected to his relationship with a 17-year-old girl who worked in his law office. In the Washington Post’s coverage of the scandal-plagued politician on Wednesday, reporters Laura Vozzella and Jenna Portnoy insisted that Morrissey’s current prison status won’t be a headache for Democrats but rather is “an embarrassment in the state capitol, which is still absorbing the news that a popular former governor, Robert F. McDonnell (R-VA), appears headed to federal prison.”

Will Congress Give Obama Unilateral Power to Ban Guns?

“Fast Track” to Delegate Enormous Power to Obama;
Second Amendment Could be Impacted


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Congress got back to work last week.  And within the next month, the congressional GOP leadership is expected to move a “bait and switch” scheme that could seriously impact the Second Amendment.

The scheme is called “fast track.”

In “fast track,” Congress passes a bill which delegates to Barack Obama the legislative authority to do anything he wants — ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING — so long as he includes it in a “trade agreement.”

In this case, the trade agreement is the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP or TPA) — currently being negotiated with thirteen Pacific Rim nations.

The problem is that Congress would delegate this authority to Obama without knowing what was in the top secret agreement — and possibly before it is even completely written.

Gun import bans?  Does anyone want to bet that Barack Obama would resist the temptation to sneak these into the TPA?  And, if he does, the agreement must be voted on “up-or-down,” with no amendments and no possibility of a Senate filibuster.  And every word of the agreement would have the force of law.

It would be one thing for a future pro-gun President to engage in these negotiations.  Under such circumstances, GOA would not consider gun owners to have a dog in this fight.

But this President has used his Executive “pen,” time and time again, to circumvent the Congress and the Constitution.  Giving him this “fast track” authority is extremely dangerous. And things will only get more difficult when every Establishment interest in Washington starts pushing Congress to immediately approve this “up-or-down” deal.

We saw, with the anti-gun Cromnibus last month, how difficult it is to stop legislation under these circumstances.

So this is another one of those cases where Congress is being told to pass something “so we can find out what’s in it.”

We do know that Obama’s Hollywood friends will be the big beneficiaries of the TPA.  We also know that there will be a lot of knee-jerk opposition from liberals, who don’t understand that Obama could stick a few feel-good sentences about the environment or collective bargaining — and spin millions of pages of liberal regulations out of them.

So the bottom line is this:  A dozen Senate Republicans opposed to delegating unbridled legislative authority to Obama could squash this deal.  But it is important to act now.

ACTION: Contact your Senators and Representative.  Ask them to oppose giving unbridled “fast track” authority to Barack Obama.

Media BiASS: BiASSed Stupidity …

NBC’s Williams Boosts Obama’s ‘Ambitious’ College Plan; Touts His ‘Generosity’


Friday’s NBC Nightly News enthusiastically promoted President Obama’s proposal to provide “free” community college education, to the tune of $60 billion over ten years. Brian Williams hyped the “ambitious offer that could help so many families.” Chris Jansing asserted that the President’s plan is a “a goal everyone can agree on,” but also underlined that the multi-billion dollar program is going to be a “tough sell to Congress.”


Networks Push ‘Free’ Community College; No Interest in Actual Cost


All three networks on Friday hyped Barack Obama’s call for “free community college,” but CBS, NBC and ABC offered very little skepticism about the cost or feasability of such a proposal. Instead, Today news reader Natalie Morales sounded like a press release, enthusing, “Relief could be on the way for college students facing skyrocketing tuition costs. President Obama said Thursday night that he would like to see the first two years of community college free for everybody who is willing to work for it.”


NBC Reporter Relays View U.S. Foreign Policy to Blame for Islamic ‘Radicalization’


On Sunday, NBC’s Meet the Press spent the majority of its program discussing the fallout of the terrorist attack in Paris, France and how the world should respond. While much of the program focused on the challenges associated with identifying and stopping such attacks, NBC News reporter Ayman Mohyeldin chose to partially blame American foreign policy for the rise of Islamic extremism. Speaking during a pre-recorded segment from Dearborn, Michigan, Mohyeldin argued that “for some, radicalization and attacks against the U.S. stems from anger at American foreign policies and wars in the Middle East.”


NBC’s Andrea Mitchell Frets Over Muslims ‘Under Fire’ in Europe


One day after a brutal terrorist attack in Paris by Islamic radicals, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell spent much of her Thursday show wringing her hands over Muslims in France and Europe being “under fire.” Talking to Muslim Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, Mitchell worried: “This is a challenge for France, which has had a lot of negative legal actions and restrictive laws and a large Muslim community….What is the challenge as they approach this manhunt to not begin racial or religious profiling?” In a follow-up question, she proclaimed: “And there were reports in the French press today that three mosques may have been targeted in some way, three mosques in France….it’s really going to be incumbent upon French and world leaders and European leaders, where immigration and the Muslim population has been under fire.”


MSNBC Terrorism Analyst: National Front Party ‘as Much of the Problem’ in France ‘as Jihadists Are’


In the midst of MSNBC’s coverage on the aftermath of the dual hostage situations in France that resulted in three terrorists being killed, MSNBC terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann railed against the “openly racist,” “prejudice[d],” and “hateful” National Front party in France as being “as much of the problem as jihadists are” for the country. Kohlmann also added that the National Front, which finished in third (out of ten political parties) in the last French presidential election in 2012, has “no business” being allowed to participate in the European Parliament, French Parliament, or in the next presidential election.


Andrea Mitchell Worries Paris Attack May Hamper Obama Effort to Close Guantanamo


During her Friday show on MSNBC, amid live coverage of French authorities killing multiple terror suspects following dual hostage standoffs, host Andrea Mitchell lamented the fact that President Obama’s political agenda may be setback by the attacks in Paris. Talking to Maine Senator Angus King, she fretted: “Do you think that this terror incident will in any way slow down the President’s intention to continue drawing down from Guantanamo and to eventually close that facility, if possible?” The liberal-leaning independent replied: “You know, Guantanamo, I was down there about a month ago, and it is a recruiting tool for these people. There’s no doubt about that.”


CNN’s Cuomo Stumbles, Labels French Islamist ‘African-American’


CNN’s Chris Cuomo made a “colorful” gaffe on Friday’s @ This Hour, as he reported live from Paris, France. Minutes after police stormed both sites where Islamists had barricaded themselves, Cuomo labeled one of the dead French terrorists “African-American.” Anderson Cooper quickly corrected his colleague: “Not American – the man of African descent.” Cuomo replied, “Right – African descent. Thank you. Sorry, Anderson.”

GOA: Good News You May Have Missed

While Senate Confirms Murthy Nomination,
Getting Rid of Reid was Worth the High Cost

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We’re not going to tell you we’re happy about the way things have gone in Congress the last week.

Obama’s anti-gun executive actions were funded until September 30, and anti-gun political hack

Vivek Murthy was confirmed as Surgeon General by a 51-43 largely party-line vote. (See how your legislators voted below.)

It was hardly unexpected.

Pro-gunners played a central role in taking away congressional power from liberal loons like Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi — and soon-to-be-jobless losers like John Walsh (D-MT), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mark Begich (D-AK), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Udall (D-CO), and Mary Landrieu (D-LA).

And these former “friends of the Second Amendment” gave us a nice knife-in-the-back on their way out the door.  This is the reason you never get too close to a rabid dog.

We’re not going to tell you that victory doesn’t matter.  Or that defeat doesn’t matter.  They do.

But for those who are feeling down-in-the-dumps, we would make four points:

FIRST, WE WON THE TWO CRUCIAL BATTLES THAT MATTERED.  We sent Harry Reid and his cadre of clowns swirling down the toilet bowl of history.  And we have set up an electoral template that will ensure that they don’t regain power in 2016.

In addition, we killed Obama’s legislative gun control agenda. Had we lost the battle against Universal Gun Registration — a.k.a., the Toomey-Manchin background checks — it would have been a serious setback.  But we didn’t, and it wasn’t.

SECOND, WE CREATED, FROM SCRATCH, A REBEL ARMY IN THE HOUSE THAT IS READY TO BOLT AGAINST JOHN BOEHNER’S PERFIDY.  When we started fighting the unconstitutional, anti-gun Cromnibus, every indication was that we would get zero Republican votes.  Zero.

Instead, after a loud and boisterous grassroots campaign, we got 67 — almost a third of the caucus.  And by forcing Boehner to spend an entire day begging, one-by-one, for votes, this means that Boehner will be in less of a position to betray us on an unconstitutional, anti-gun amnesty bill.


Save for three exceptions, all Senate Democrats voted for the anti-gun Murthy.  And of the three Democrats who voted pro-gun, two of them are being discussed as gubernatorial candidates in two years.  This means we are facing the old pattern in which “red state Democrats” will only vote pro-gun if they are facing an upcoming election.  Otherwise, they revert to voting anti-gun.

The good news is that this pattern has now become painfully obvious to virtually all of the gun movement.  So, hopefully, other gun groups won’t be fooled into supporting anti-gun Democrats and acting as the instrumentalities of their own defeat.


Gun Owners of America has always believed that the Second Amendment is worth fighting for, even when we are faced with huge odds.  The battle over Obama’s legislative gun control — and the Toomey-Manchin background checks — was initially viewed as hopeless.  Yet, we won it, and the importance of that victory was transformational.

We also would have liked to defeat Harry Reid’s scheme to confirm Vivek Murthy.  And, while we don’t like to lose, there have been a lot of benefits which have flowed from undertaking the battle.

In a few months, the government-funding bills for the “fiscal year” running fromOctober 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016, will begin to move.  It will be “a new season.”  And we will start fresh with another opportunity to block Obama’s unconstitutional, anti-gun “executive actions.”

We hope you will be with us in the fight.

ACTION:  Click on the links below to see how your legislators voted.  If they voted to support the

Constitution, then thank them.  If they voted wrong, then express your disappointment.  You can see they voted here:

* House vote on the anti-gun funding bill (Cromnibus)

* Senate vote on the anti-gun funding bill (Cromnibus)

* Senate vote on Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General

NOTE:  The cromnibus bill number is HR 83.  But be warned:  The description of the bill refers to the tiny legislative vehicle on which the gigantic funding bill was attached for parliamentary reasons.  So just realize that the votes you are viewing in actuality refer to the vote on the 1,600 page amendment funding the entire government.