A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Mark Steyn: Tapper´s promotion
to CNN a lesson for the ´J-school
zombies´ in the WH press corps

Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor

Original Article

Posted By:sparky86, 12/21/2012 11:18:55 AM

On Thursday in his weekly appearance on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, National Review columnist Mark Steyn explained what was to be learned from Jake Tapper’s decision to leave ABC, where he had been the network’s White House correspondent, for an anchoring position at CNN. Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” said that while the rest of the reporters in the briefing room at the White House have very uninspiring approaches to their questioning of the president, Tapper is the exception. “People think it’s odd that Jake Tapper, who is nobody’s idea of a right-wing nut

Comments:
That is true, there aren´t a lot of Jake Tapper wannabes reporting on Obama these days, at least ones that he will call on on a consistent basis.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 12/21/2012 11:27:22 AM     (No. 9077809)

I have always liked Jake Tapper. He is not a conservative, but seems to be interested in the "true" story. Can´t stand listening to any news conference because questionnaire seems controlled by desire to be like by his/her peers [lemmings].

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: athina, 12/21/2012 11:33:21 AM     (No. 9077829)

He asks a good question and then he sits there nodding thoughtfully as if Obama´s answer is serious and true, as he did the other day about ´where were you´ during the previous massecres. So it seems like a setup to allow Obama to look ´presidential´, rather than a serious attempt to get answers. Never a follow-up, never a back and forth. Where´s Sam Donaldson?? Oh, he´s driving around drunk now and nobody wants to be like him with this president.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Supercollider, 12/21/2012 11:33:44 AM     (No. 9077832)

Brit Humme followed a similar path after being a thorn in Clinton´s side.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 12/21/2012 11:46:50 AM     (No. 9077867)

We have not seen one minute of Tapper on CNN so there is no sense speculating.

Who will he replace, Jack Cafferty?

He´s a lib with an occasional sensible comment.

Nothing to write home about.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/21/2012 11:48:45 AM     (No. 9077868)

I think this is a great move. Tapper is one of the few out there whom I consider to be a real journalist in the old style of journalism. Wouldn´t it be a kick in the head if Zucker moved CNN to the right, after creating the leftist monster(s) at NBC? Godspeed, Mr. Tapper!


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Freeloader, 12/21/2012 11:50:55 AM     (No. 9077875)

Not excited by the "promotion" Mr. Steyn. Captain Outrageous´s network is no my idea of an instrument for "truth, justice and the American Way."

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 12/21/2012 11:55:25 AM     (No. 9077887)

Tapper from ABC, a major ´get´ for CNN. Ed Henry from CNN to Fox a major coup for Fox.

With Jake no longer in the room to rankle Jay and O, who besides Henry will ask the tough questions? What a sorry pass that only these two are ever mentioned out of that whole gaggle of geese called the press corps(e).

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: BcdErick, 12/21/2012 12:04:13 PM     (No. 9077905)

Well....maybe. Jake was the best the LSM had. And now he stays in DC plus hosts his own show. And no doubt gets more money. Good for him. One little problem. CNN is a horrific network and compared to ABC no one watches it. And rightfully so. Fox beats MSNBC and CNN combined in the ratings.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: submariner, 12/21/2012 12:08:05 PM     (No. 9077914)

#8 and both MSNBC and CNN are included in basic Cable packages, while Fox requires an upgraded subscription. Very telling.

Jake Tapper has indeed bucked the LSM trend by not automatically proceeding with the liberal pre-suppositions.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/21/2012 12:13:36 PM     (No. 9077932)

Some here have criticized Tapper for not being sufficiently conservative.

Doesn´t that run counter to what we expect of real journalists: That they be neutral except for having principles? That they go for the truth no matter who they have to subject to intense grilling?

The news is supposed to be neutral. The truth. It is only in editorials that opinion is supposed to be put forth.



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: ASAvet, 12/21/2012 12:34:06 PM     (No. 9077992)

So, Tapper is goiing to CNN. Could be a career-ending decision. No one serious about news watches CNN (Communist News Network)>

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/21/2012 2:57:59 PM     (No. 9078218)

Jake only ends up winning if he would have been picked up by FNC. Two could be dumped (Geraldo and Juan) and just hire Jake.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/21/2012 3:25:57 PM     (No. 9078264)

Lou Dobbs took this path to enlightenment.

Tapper has done well in that gonad free zone.

At some point a few J-school leftists are going to notice that the emperor is sooooo naked that they can´t keep up the charade any longer.

The greatest danger to the left is becoming unfashionable.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: Northlander, 12/21/2012 4:36:03 PM     (No. 9078383)

I´ll take a wait and see approach, don´t forget Jeff Zucker, the architect of NBC/MSNBC, was recently hired to oversee CNN. Honestly I´ll be very surprised if CNN moves towards the center.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: kono, 12/21/2012 7:48:05 PM     (No. 9078593)

Pretty pathetic reflections by Poor. For one thing, Tapper is certainly not ´a right wing nut´ -- he can´t even be considered Conservative in any meaningful way, except perhaps from a devout Marxist´s point of view.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 716389




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "sparky86"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "sparky86"



Krauthammer: Arrogant Obama
´Semi-Delusional,´ ´Radically Unaware´
of His ´Failed Foreign Policy´
Breitbart TV, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: sparky86- 3/11/2014 11:12:43 PM     Post Reply
On “The O’Reilly Factor” on Tuesday night, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer criticized President Barack Obama for his foreign policy but downplayed the effects of Obama’s interview with Zach Galifianakis in a Funny or Die video on Russian President Vladimir Putin of Obama. “I think it’s a kind of arrogance,” Krauthammer said. “He thinks he has a good foreign policy. I think he is semi-delusional about the results of these five years. There is not a spot in the world you -- can go from Syria to Libya to Iran to China, to Russia to Ukraine

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
VA employee sexted, misspent
travel funds on taxpayer dime
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: Sparky86- 3/4/2014 3:28:16 PM     Post Reply
A failure to properly supervise a Department of Veteran’s Affairs employee led him to use VA resources for sexting, misuse official time, and inappropriately spend thousands of dollars in travel funds, according to a recent report. In a redacted report — first highlighted by the Military Times — the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General reveals a plethora of cringe-worthy offenses perpetrated by an unnamed VA employee. Despite the employee’s bad behavior, his supervisors allowed him to continue his unauthorized activities and even promoted him.

Gibson Sticks Thumb in
Obama Administration´s Eye
with ´Government Series´ Guitars
Big Hollywood, by Jeffrey Poor    Original Article
Posted By: sparky86- 2/1/2014 3:46:49 PM     Post Reply
In 2011, the Department of Justice raided Gibson Guitar facilities in Memphis and Nashville, alleging a violation of the so-called Lacey Act, a law that bans the importation of certain kinds of wildlife, plants and wood. At the time of the raid, Gibson Guitars CEO Henry Juszkiewicz told Hugh Hewitt on his radio show that the feds confiscated tonewood imported from India for the guitar Gibson manufacturers which would result in a cost of $2 to $3 million for his company. At a great expense in legal fees and time, Juszkiewicz fought the federal government tooth and nail.

Sebelius: Observe MLK Day
by signing up for Obamacare
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: Sparky86- 1/20/2014 10:15:50 AM     Post Reply
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is using the memory of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to encourage Americans to sign up for the troubled Obamacare system. “As we celebrate the inspirational life of Dr. King, please join us in this historic effort by helping your friends, neighbors, and loved ones get covered through the Marketplace,” Sebelius said of the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Bill Clinton’s favorite DC restaurant
shuts down buffet due to Obamacare
The Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: Sparky86- 1/17/2014 5:19:04 PM     Post Reply
One of former President Bill Clinton’s favorite restaurants has eliminated its Friday buffet due to Obamacare. “We regret we had to make this decision but unfortunately we face new expenses as a result of the Healthcare reform and the Friday Buffet, though wonderful, was not profitable and required extra staff which we can no longer sustain,” a notice at the Georgetown Italian restaurant’s website reads. The Friday Lunch Buffet ended on Jan. 1.

GOP senator presses DHS on its
practice of transporting young illegals
to their illegal parents in US
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: Sparky86- 1/15/2014 1:31:04 PM     Post Reply
After court documents revealed that the Department of Homeland Security has been ferrying illegal alien children detained at the border to their illegal alien parents living in the United States, Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter is looking for answers. “I am shocked to learn that the federal government is a participant in an international human smuggling conspiracy,” Vitter wrote in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Wednesday. “I cannot imagine a case in which such a policy would be in accordance with the established mission of the Department, particularly since this encourages additional smuggling and sometimes extreme abuse

   

 



 
Michelle Obama’s pleading falls on deaf
ears, America’s eating habits deteriorate
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: Sparky86- 12/2/2013 11:42:00 AM     Post Reply
Despite first lady Michelle Obama’s healthy living push, American eating habits deteriorated in the first 10 months of 2013, compared with 2012, according to a recent survey. According to a Gallup survey released over the Thanksgiving holiday, the percentage of adults reporting that they ate healthy all day “yesterday” has been consistently lower all 2013 compared to 2012.

Obama makes room for fundraisers, golf in
his schedule despite Obamacare troubles
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: Sparky86- 11/25/2013 11:11:46 AM     Post Reply
The bungled rollout of President Obama’s signature health care law might have kept the president away from Gettysburg, but it has not kept him off the links or away from the fundraising circuit. Since the launch of the HealthCare.gov on October 1, Obama has gone golfing five times and attended ten fundraisers — with five more scheduled for the beginning of this week — while Obamacare’s favorability has hit all time lows.

Kirsten Powers slams White
House Obamacare excuses:
´My blood pressure goes up´
Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor    Original Article
Posted By: sparky86- 11/13/2013 12:55:03 PM     Post Reply
Left-leaning Daily Beat columnist Kirsten Powers, who recently revealed how she lost her health coverage under Obamacare, slammed the Obama administration’s efforts to deal with the metastasizing Affordable Care Act Tuesday night. On Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, the “All-Star Panel” weighed in on the administration’s responses to the disastrous Obamacare rollout. Washington Post columnist George Will blamed the widening crisis on President Barack Obama’s lack of managerial experience. “Well, everyone is talking about extraordinarily complicated act as though it’s a tinker toy,” Will explained. “If you don’t like this part, just plug in another part.

´Pathetic, horrible, mortifying
performance´: Krauthammer slams
Sebelius´s testimony
Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor    Original Article
Posted By: sparky86- 10/30/2013 6:31:59 PM     Post Reply
Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer slammed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s congressional testimony as “pathetic” in an interview set to air on Wednesday’s Hugh Hewitt radio show. The author of “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics” said Sebelius’ performance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee left much to be desired, even if viewers took into account there wasn’t much she could have said. “To her credit — and it was a pathetic, horrible, mortifying performance. She wasn’t holding a lot of cards,” Krauthammer said.

George Will: ´Of course I
want Obamacare to fail´
Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor    Original Article
Posted By: sparky86- 10/27/2013 5:46:51 PM     Post Reply
Washington Post columnist George Will said he wants Obamacare to fail, pointing the impossibility of controlling one-sixth of the economy with central planning after his co-panelist Juan Williams declared Republicans did not want the law to work. Williams accused Will and his other co-panelists on this weekend’s “Fox News Sunday” during the show’s online-only “Panel Plus” segment of “schadenfreude” in voicing their reactions to the failure the HealthCare.gov launch. “[Y]ou know, I just think there is a lot of schadenfreude on the panel this morning,” Williams said. “ And people, ‘Oh yeah, you know, isn’t it terrible —

Hume: ´Partisan attacks´ from
Democrats ´ugly as I´ve ever seen it´
Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor    Original Article
Posted By: sparky86- 10/9/2013 1:22:23 PM     Post Reply
Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume told Hugh Hewitt Tuesday that the President Barack Obama and other Democrats’ partisan rhetoric is unprecedented. “There’s no doubt about that, and you know, I’ve never seen, actually, partisan attacks, where you simply are attacking the other party outright by name, calling the other party out, is something a little unusual,” Hume said. “I’m accustomed to seeing, I mean, it’s done in one form or another, and it has been for years. But I’ve never seen it done by a president himself to the extent that it’s been done by this president



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

43 replie(s)
Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

41 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

40 replie(s)
Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

38 replie(s)
American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

34 replie(s)
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

31 replie(s)
Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

31 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Progressive Insurance
30 replie(s)
National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

30 replie(s)
Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

28 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
28 replie(s)
Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

28 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

   

Post Reply   Close thread 716389





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS