Domenico Montanaro of National Public Radio has revealed via Twitter which Presidential candidates had the most face-time at last night’s GOP Presidential debate. Donald Trump, not surprisingly, ran away with the top spot, with ten and a half minutes of screen time. Rand Paul didn’t even get half of that time, clocking in with under five minutes of screen time. ... Read More »
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The Republican Party has been outwitted and outmaneuvered politically by President Obama. Again. This time, it is on the issue of immigration, according to a leading conservative columnist. Ruben Navarrette, a nationally syndicated columnist, published a column on FoxNews.com today taking some in the GOP to task for being “conned” by President Obama on his recent executive order on immigration. ... Read More »
Until recently, tales of Hillary Clinton’s crabby demeanor were like Bigfoot sightings. We always heard about them, and we were pretty sure they existed, but there has been very little video evidence. That’s changed in the past few years, as her Benghazi testimony gave America a glimpse of the rage within. The rage that Slick Willie has had to face ... Read More »
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Media and particularly cable news has never been as polarized as it is today. It’s also never been tilted more towards opinion and less toward objective reporting of hard news.
As a result, trust in media has fallen to an all-time low. Reporters in particular are looked upon as dishonest brokers in the business, with Gallup showing only 20 percent of those polled finding journalists honest and ethical (that’s 65 percent lower than nurses, 50 percent lower than doctors and engineers). Solid investigative reporters are simply in short supply and demand. Why? Because with opinion programming so much cheaper to produce and given the huge ratings that oftentimes go along with it (Fox’s The Five is a Top-3 program in the 25-54 demo, for example), why even bother too much with the more expensive, resource-draining hard stuff?
Which brings us to the prospects of Sharyl Attkisson, formerly of CBS News as of last month. As you’ve likely heard by now, she recently quit the network due to a significant drop in air time, which she says was because the network was being submissive to the Obama Administration.
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Sharyl Attkisson, whose hard-hitting investigation into the gunwalking scandal known as Fast and Furious was known to anger the White House, has resigned from CBS News.
Attkisson cited liberal bias at the network and an insufficient dedication to investigative journalism...
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Former First Lady Barbara Bush is honoring a late veteran’s wish, by canceling her subscription to the New York Times.
Leonard Smith, 86, was a veteran of both World II and the Korean War who was born and raised in New York and apparently wasn’t a fan of the paper, according to his obituary:
Leonard Smith hated pointless bureaucracy, thoughtless inefficiency and bad ideas born of good intentions...
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Alexis Sobel Fitts at the Columbia Journalism Review has tackled the subject of paid liberal analysts at Fox News, perhaps nudged by their hiring of conservative hate object James Carville.
“Call them punching bags, foils, or the engines of honest debate,” she wrote, “Fox’s flock of liberal commentators lay out the nation’s partisan battles in real time—on a network where coastal elites would argue that no dissenting voices exist.” Fitts can’t take up this topic without acknowledging MSNBC can’t match Fox for allowing balance, even if it’s some crafty Roger Ailes plot...