Neither do so called journalists whom spout nothing but propaganda for the Left!!
Neither do so called journalists whom spout nothing but propaganda for the Left!!
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.
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.”
Lee Harvey Oswald was far-left defector to the Soviet Union, but you’d never know that from Sunday’s ABC This Week which focused on Dallas as a cauldron of segregationist hate for President Kennedy without any mention of the political orientation of the actual assassin. Using Dan Rather as his expert, ex-CBS and current ABC reporter Byron Pitts perpetuated the myth that right-wing hate was somehow responsible for what occurred in Dallas: “Nowhere in Texas did the jagged edge of segregation cut deeper, anti-Kennedy sentiment spew any stronger. This flyer [“Wanted for Treason”] greeted the President when he arrived.”
On Friday, NBC’s Today tried to cast President Obama’s Thursday press conference about the ObamaCare disaster in the most sympathetic light possible, with co-host Savannah leading off the show by proclaiming: “The humble president….President Obama does damage control on the botched health care rollout with his legacy hanging in the balance.” Introducing the segment moments later, Guthrie claimed the President was “falling on the sword over this health care rollout disaster.” In the report that followed, White House correspondent Peter Alexander emphasized Obama’s supposedly humility: “The President the first to admit that he has a lot of work ahead of him to regain the confidence of the American people….[he] was strikingly contrite.”
On the Thursday, November 14, PoliticsNation, MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor asserted that Republicans who are pushing Attorney General Eric Holder’s impeachment are a “Bozo caucus” who are “fanning the flames of hatred and bigotry.” Taylor: “So what this is about is about fanning the flames of hatred and bigotry and pushing people to the polls on their behalf. And so the problem with that is it keeps your base incredibly small. And so the necessity of reaching out and broadening that base in order to win national elections, that gets lost in the mush. But I’m not sure that any of the people that belong to what I call the “Bozo caucus,” I’m not sure they really care about that.”
Major Garrett pointed out on Friday’s CBS This Morning that the politician’s Thursday “attempt to fix the problem of canceled insurance policies…fell flat”, as it failed to satisfy his Democratic allies in Congress, who are nervous about the next election. Garrett devoted much of his report on the morning newscast, as well on Thursday’s CBS Evening News, to his hard-hitting questioning of the politician, where he hounded the politician over the ObamaCare debacle.
Teasing an upcoming story on Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams warned of “the habitat of the polar bears melting earlier and faster than ever” and promised “a jaw-dropping look at a way of life quickly disappearing.” In the report that followed minutes later, chief environmental correspondent Anne Thompson kept up the global warming alarmism: “This 10-month-old polar bear cub practices his ice-breaking skills on the tundra….But Dr. Steve Amstrup, chief scientist of Polar Bears International, says the greenhouse gases we are putting into the atmosphere threaten the cub’s future.”
While NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd did question President Obama on the failed ObamaCare rollout during an exclusive interview on Thursday, the network political director tried to downplay the notion that the commander-in-chief actively lied in promoting the health care law: “‘If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.’ You said it a lot during the run-up. At this point, though, it’s obviously something – a promise that has not been able to be kept….What happened?” In his next question, Todd came close to accusing Obama of deception, but quickly equivocated: “Do you feel like you owe these folks an apology for misleading them? Even if you didn’t intentionally do it, but at this point, they feel misled. And you’ve seen the anger that’s out there.”
ABC and CBS on Thursday and Friday reacted to Barack Obama’s health care apology by acknowledging his “broken promise.” At the same time, both networks attempted to spin the NBC interview with qualifiers on the millions of Americans who will be losing their health insurance. After explaining what the President originally insisted and then showing his apology, CBS Evening News Anchor Scott Pelley justified, “The plans are being canceled because they don’t meet the minimum standards of the President’s health insurance law. That’s something that was always in the legislation.” Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos opened the program on Friday by announcing, “Broken promise. The President says he’s sorry.” Jon Karl noted that the apology is “for the millions of Americans who have received cancellation notices from their insurance companies, despite [Obama’s] repeated promise over and over again that nobody would lose their insurance.” However, he then shifted into spin mode.
Touting chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd’s exclusive interview with President Obama on Thursday, Nightly News anchor Brian Williams proclaimed: “We are all about to hear the President of the United States apologize, and not just for the troubled rollout of this new health care website, but for the fact that his promise to the American people that ‘If they like their current health insurance, they can keep it,’ has not held true for all.” In the report that followed, Todd sympathetically observed: “…the President’s apparent broken promise about folks keeping the plans they like has been weighing heavily on the entire White House. So it was a chastened commander-in-chief that I spoke with earlier today.”
On Thursday’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC political analyst Joy Reid condescended to people angry about their health insurance policies being cancelled as she fretted that President Obama may have to “placate” the “three to five percent” of people who apparently are not intelligent enough to realize the insurance they like is merely “junk.” Reid: “It does sound, it’s very frighteningly going back to Congress to get more junk policies grandfathered in, just to placate the five, the three to five percent of people who are having insurance they have, so they like having it, left lawful, when that insurance is usually junk.”
The RINO won…With the RINO’s in Washington supporting him…
The three morning shows on Wednesday predicted a “crushing victory” for Chris Christie in New Jersey would force the Republican Party to “move to the middle” against Tea Party “firebrands.” According to CBS This Morning’s Chip Reid, Christie had hoped for a big win to “show that Republicans who favor consensus over ideological purity can win – even in blue states like New Jersey.” Co-host Charlie Rose opened the show by lecturing, “A move to the middle – the results from two high-profile elections have national implications.” For the election in Virginia, Reid somehow said of the liberal Terry Mcauliffe’s victory: “That theme of bipartisanship was echoed in Virginia.”
On Wednesday, CNN’s Carol Costello lectured Republicans to stop grilling HHS Secretary Sebelius over ObamaCare and work with Democrats to find “solutions” for ObamaCare. “What in your mind is the point of this? Haven’t we heard enough from Kathleen Sebelius?” Costello huffed to GOP Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn as Sebelius testified before the Senate Finance Committee. Costello told her that “Americans want solutions” over more hearings.
The international community won’t be voting in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but on Tuesday’s AC360 Later CNN’s Christiane Amanpour let viewers know that they disapprove of the “extreme wing of the Republican Party.” She declared, “Well, from an international perspective, I can tell you that there is a massive and mass scratching of heads as people out there look at what’s going on in the United States,” before she pointed to the shutdown and the threat of not raising the debt ceiling.
In a move as rare as finding a four-leaf clover, Norah O’Donnell actually disclosed on Wednesday’s CBS This Morning that New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio ran a “very liberal campaign.” Jeff Pegues also noted how the “52-year-old liberal” is a “proponent of…taxing the wealthy.” The program was also the sole Big Three morning newscast to underline de Blasio’s political ideology, and devote a full report to his electoral win. However, the show ended up gushing over the hard-left politician. O’Donnell asserted that de Blasio is “suddenly a national political figure”, while Pegues trumpeted that “Bill de Blasio will soon be a household name.”
After NBC warned viewers that the partial government shutdown that ended weeks ago may be “the Grinch that stole Christmas,” on Tuesday’s Today, correspondent Stephanie Gosk fretted that Thanksgiving would be ruined as well: “Macy’s, the company that sponsors the Thanksgiving Day Parade, will open it’s doors on the holiday for the first time in 155 years….But there is a risk, the identity of one of the country’s most cherished holidays may be in jeopardy.” Despite co-host Matt Lauer noting moments earlier that the trend of Black Friday creeping into Thanksgiving had been happening “for years,” Gosk laid blame on October’s temporary shutdown: “Retailers are facing a tough reality. The government shutdown slowed down the economy and took a serious toll on consumer confidence. A recent poll showed that just over half of shoppers say they will spend less than last year this Christmas season.”
On Tuesday’s PoliticsNation show, MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor described the Republican Party as “built out of the old Dixiecrats” who “wouldn’t want black and brown people living in their community” as she and host Al Sharpton responded to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus alluding to the GOP’s history of supporting the Civil Rights Movement. Taylor: “You know, the fact of the matter is Republicans did for a very long time in this country represent the party of equal protection. But then we had something called the Civil Rights Act happen. And a major re-alignment of parties happened in this country. And so, now today, you’ve got a Republican party built out of the old Dixiecrats.”
While NBC has failed to report the latest Gallup poll showing President Obama’s approval rating falling to 39%, Wednesday’s Today did find time to applaud the commander-in-chief for greeting tourists at the White House, with news reader Natalie Morales gushing: “On Tuesday, one of the first groups to visit got a big surprise – take a look – when President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greeted and hugged some of the visitors as they toured the Blue Room.”
Missed yesterday….Because I just did, was doing ‘other’ activities!!
Nothing But Crap…And really, Nothing But Crap network…
Exhibit A on Friday night for how the news media are an impediment to any rational discussion of reining in federal spending. “The ax falls for more than 47 million Americans struggling to put food on the table as tonight time has run out,” NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams ominously and fatuously intoned Friday night, as if payments to them are about to be eliminated. Spending on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), aka “food stamps,” will increase “over the next decade by 57 percent,” as the number of Americans on the program has doubled under Obama, yet NBC focused on the victims of “cuts.”
Appearing on Saturday’s NBC Today, MSNBC host Chris Matthews launched into a rant denouncing Republicans for daring to be critical of the disastrous ObamaCare rollout: “…one party has a health care plan, the other party does not have one. And the one that does not have a health care plan is least able to be critical….It doesn’t have the moral credibility to mock the one party and the one president who has succeeded.” Matthews implored President Obama: “He has to return it to the issue of morality and the fact that we owe our brothers and sisters health care…He can’t get involved in letting this be judged on whether it’s successfully rolled out or not, he has to make it back to the question, should we try to bring health care to people who don’t have it or not? And put his enemies on the defensive.”
On October 31 the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard reported the following: “The Internal Revenue Service shared highly confidential tax information of several Tea Party groups in the IRS scandal with the Federal Election Commission, a clear violation of federal law, according to newly obtained emails. The public watchdog group Judicial Watch told Secrets Thursday that it was former scandal boss Lois Lerner who shared the information on groups including the American Future Fund and the American Issues Project.’” So far none of the Big Three (ABC, NBC, CBS) networks have reported the latest IRS scandal finding.
Promoting his new book about the 2012 election, Double Down, with co-author Mark Halperin on Monday’s NBC Today, New York Magazine national affairs editor John Heilemann offered Obama campaign spin to excuse the President’s disastrous performance in the first debate against Mitt Romney: “…[Obama’s] disdain for Romney, his contempt for Romney, he couldn’t figure out how to deal with that. He would say, ‘What am I supposed to do when he starts spewing his BS?'” Heilemann laughably added that Obama also had “contempt for the theatricality of politics,” which, “all got mixed up together and he gave this horrible practice session performance that left them totally stymied about how they were going to fix it” before the second debate with Romney.
Monday’s CBS This Morning revealed how “a trusted Obama health care adviser warned the White House it was losing control of ObamaCare.” Major Garrett underlined that “the warnings were dire and specific, and ultimately ignored” by the Obama administration. Instead, they “relied on appointed bureaucrats and senior White House health care advisers” to implement the health care law. Garrett also pointed out how “the White House became secretive about the law’s complexity and regulatory reach” because they were apparently “fearful of constant attacks from congressional Republicans” over the controversial issue.
After offering sympathetic coverage to the disastrous roll-out of the ObamaCare website, ABC on Monday actually uncovered “new troubles” and alerted viewers to misleading comments by the White House. Near the top of Good Morning America on Monday, co-host George Stephanopoulos trumpeted, “ABC News has obtained copies of internal administration memos revealing for the first time that extensive hurdles to signing up for insurance are not limited to the website.” Reporter Jon Karl quoted from internal memos destroying the idea that signing up for ObamaCare by mail or phone is any easier. Karl quoted from one of the people working on fixing the website: “The paper applications allow people to feel like they’re moving forward…At the end of the day, we’re all stuck in the same queue.” According to the journalist, attempts to sign up with these alternate methods are simply “an effort to buy time.”
Hard-left MSNBC host Ed Schultz on Monday took his assault on the Republican Party to a new level, declaring that John Boehner is a “traitor” to America for not giving in to Barack Obama on the government shutdown. After railing about how congressional GOP members are trying to destroy the country, the Ed Show anchor delivered his verdict: “And they will shut down the government and they will not pay the bills to get their way. The word is treason, the treasonous John Boehner.” Schultz bizarrely added, “The United States is at risk right now and I hope that there will be some foreign folks that will step up and say, you really don’t want to do this.” The definition of “treason” is apparently tied to attacking Obama. On May 24, 2012, Schultz shrieked over a Republican Congressman calling the President “not an American.” The anchor berated, “That he would attack the commander in chief verbally? This is treasonous for him to say that he is not an American in his heart.”
Over the weekend, CNN anchors and guests blamed Republicans for the shutdown and smacked them for “holding the American people hostage” while opposing ObamaCare. Tea Party members of Congress were ridiculed as wanting the government “to be destroyed” and engaging in “almost a form of anarchy” in their opposition to ObamaCare. “You don’t hold the American people hostage because you are not getting your way….The members of the Tea Party are holding the American people hostage and holding the Republican party hostage as well.”
On Monday, the hosts of NBC’s Today eagerly played clips of Saturday Night Live bashing Republicans over the government shutdown. In the morning show’s 7 a.m. ET half hour, fill-in co-host Tamron Hall played a clip of SNL host Miley Cyrus doing a parody music video blaming the GOP for the shutdown and gushed: “I think she [Cyrus] might become a member of the five-timers club. You know, the group of hosts who’ve hosted five times.” At the top of the 9 a.m. ET hour, co-host Willie Geist touted: “7th day now of the shutdown. Let’s look at the bright side, the SNL side, how they handled it….Weekend Update…had an interesting take on the shutdown’s winners and losers.” A clip played of SNL cast member Seth Myers ranting: “Loser, John Boehner. I feel sorry for you buddy. It’s exhausting watching you trying to maintain your dignity while wrangling those Tea Party maniacs. You’re like Seinfeld if they’re were thirty Kramers.”
Who does George Stephanopoulot work for? ABC News or the Democratic Party? In a This Week Interview on Sunday, the former operative to Bill Clinton foisted the blame for the government shutdown on John Boehner and House Republicans. During the 13 minute interview, Stephanopoulos repeatedly started questions this way: “The Democrats say…The Democrats, including Senate Democrat Harry Reid, have said…But Mr. Speaker, [Obama] says…The President has pointed out…” Six times, the anchor began his query with an observation over what the Democrats “say” on this issue. Rejecting the concept of Democratic responsibility, Stephanopoulos touted Majority Leader Reid, noting that he “has said he’s more than willing to have a conference, more than willing to have a negotiation, but not under the threat of a government shutdown, not under the threat of a default.” The anchor offered to mind read, lecturing of the shutdown: “But Mr. Speaker, this is clearly not what you want.”
On Friday’s All In show, as Chris Hayes celebrated Texas Democratic State Senator Wendy Davis’s announcement that she will run for governor, the MSNBC host characterized her run as “literally a matter of life or death for many Texans,” as he lambasted Texas Republicans for opposing Medicaid expansion. Hayes took a shot at Republican Senator Ted Cruz as he rejoiced in Davis’s infamous filibuster to support abortion: “You remember Wendy Davis, the woman who waged an epic 11-hour filibuster to temporarily block a Republican proposal restricting abortion in the state, sporting a pair of neon pink sneakers throughout. And the Davis filibuster wasn’t some Ted Cruz-style spectacle. This was a real-deal filibuster, an attempt to block a Republican bill restricting women’s access to medical care.”
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