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MSNBC President Wants ´Investigation´
Into Fox News´´Impossible´ Ratings Gain

Hollywood Reporter, by Paul Bond

Original Article

Posted By:Desert Fox, 10/12/2013 12:23:40 AM

Megyn Kelly blew out Rachel Maddow in the key demo on Tuesday after losing to her the night before. "I have never seen it in all my years of cable," says Phil Griffin.Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC, says there's something fishy about Tuesday's ratings for the Fox News Channel, which were up significantly from a day earlier when Fox News debuted its new schedule. And he wants an investigation."Monday we had a really good day in the key demographic. On the night that Fox News debuted their three shows, we either tied or beat them in those hours," Griffin said at a briefing, according to TVNewser

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher, 10/12/2013 12:32:02 AM     (No. 9561702)

File this under the heading: Who the hell does Griffin think he is? He must be one of those types who, as a kid, got a self-esteem award for coming in last.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 10/12/2013 12:34:18 AM     (No. 9561704)

Fox´s rating gains represent the majority of Americans who have had enough of the MSM misrepresenting the facts. Very simple.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: grady, 10/12/2013 12:35:00 AM     (No. 9561705)

The investigation will reveal that a woman
being a woman telling the truth will always win over a woman acting like a man telling a lie.
It´s simple formula.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: losgatos, 10/12/2013 12:36:23 AM     (No. 9561706)

If Maddow EVER beat Kelly in the ratings it does need to be investigated. What a sore loser!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/12/2013 12:38:00 AM     (No. 9561708)

Sore loser.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 10/12/2013 12:39:29 AM     (No. 9561712)

Since they put her in prime time, a whole lotta folks got a good look at Megyn Kelly and liked what they saw. Then they liked what they heard. If they switched over to Lips, they immediately saw how ugly she is - especially compared to Megyn - and switched right back. Prolly didn´t even stay long enough to decide that Lips was an idiot.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 10/12/2013 12:45:13 AM     (No. 9561715)

Deleted by Taste police.Use of disgusting language can get poster banned.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: miceal, 10/12/2013 12:46:35 AM     (No. 9561718)

OK...I want to be fair. Megan Kelly is in my small world ..a dolt. She´s cute, but still a dolt. However, Rachel Maddow is the
South end of a North bound horse.... One for Fox News..NOTHING for whatever Rachel Maddow represents...


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Reply 9 - Posted by: smcchk, 10/12/2013 1:08:19 AM     (No. 9561726)

It´s not fair! I can hear the whining from MSNBC all the way to my house.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MickTurn, 10/12/2013 1:12:52 AM     (No. 9561728)

I´ll give you an investigation. Bend over and smile! Dr. Proctologist is IN THE HOUSE!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: disasterman, 10/12/2013 1:19:10 AM     (No. 9561734)

The investigation should be centered on how MSNBC ever had ratings that were even close to fifty percent of what Fox draws.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bison65, 10/12/2013 1:45:40 AM     (No. 9561740)

This sounds like an investigation the Holder justice department could get excited about. Obviously, there is a voter suppression element here.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jkcinsalem, 10/12/2013 1:48:41 AM     (No. 9561742)

What a doofus. It´s called ´word of mouth´ advertising.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LanieLou, 10/12/2013 2:01:16 AM     (No. 9561747)

Hmmmm... Let´s see; Megyn Kelly isn´t afraid to ask the tough questions & has real, hard journalistic reporting. Maddow makes silly metaphors out of cardboard animals, representing the GOP. Hmmm....

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bob913, 10/12/2013 2:16:06 AM     (No. 9561749)

Think how much higher the ratings would be if they got rid of the liberals at Fox.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Leonardo, 10/12/2013 2:19:01 AM     (No. 9561750)

Just In:

Ratings Investigation results:

" FOX Beats MSNBC Losers/ Whiners "

It was reported that MSNBC president Griffin stated,
"I guess there are some voting results that even we can´t ´fix´ . Perhaps we´ll insist that more dead viewers be polled next time."

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Kerryman, 10/12/2013 2:47:59 AM     (No. 9561759)

The viewers of Monday Night Football were watching Megyn Tuesday.

Semper Fi

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Boomerak, 10/12/2013 2:52:09 AM     (No. 9561762)

The catalyst for MSNBC´s problems can easily be found in a mirror. I hope they take a look. Reality can be a very revealing thing.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Tianne, 10/12/2013 3:01:09 AM     (No. 9561763)

Phil Griffin – typical liberal/progressive – can’t believe that everyone isn’t enthralled with his enlightenment.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/12/2013 3:42:07 AM     (No. 9561771)

Infant.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/12/2013 5:32:01 AM     (No. 9561789)

I suggest he replace all the programming with black and white classic movies to increase viewership. Oh, darn, there is already a channel that does that. Well, maybe just show rugby and Australian style football. Anything
but what they now show will increase ratings.
All the prison stories they show after their prime time is a real turn-off.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/12/2013 5:45:26 AM     (No. 9561797)

Even a cartoon could beat out Rachel Maddow. Sounds like sour grapes to me.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rinktum, 10/12/2013 8:49:46 AM     (No. 9561985)

Ratings aren´t the problem for MSNBC, it´s the BIAS! Fix that problem, and the ratings may improve.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: wtm, 10/12/2013 8:53:15 AM     (No. 9561990)

#17 hit it on the head......Monday night football !! It was viewers 25-54 demographic, and that´s where they are were on Monday night. Then Tuesday they watched Megyn, and the rest of the week !!!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 10/12/2013 8:58:55 AM     (No. 9561999)

Let´s tell the truth. Kelly´s show beat Maddow´s show MONDAY night in TOTAL viewers. 2 mill to 1 mill, Maddow only beat Kelly in viewers 25-54 by 10,000 viewers.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: M2, 10/12/2013 9:21:16 AM     (No. 9562034)

Thin-skinned, aren´t they?

One reason Fox is gaining is their new "bing.com/pulse" feature: where if you have a smartphone or computer and want to critique the pundits as they do their nightly 6:40 round table, you have real-time voting every 3 seconds on what each person like Juan Williams, or Dr. K or Steve Hayes is saying. The voting, divided into gender and Party politics, registers on Fox´s screen AND on your smartphone in real-time.

At the end of the program, Brett Baier tells the audience how many votes were cast, whose comments had the lowest and highest rating. It´s a great new feature.

Plus, Megyn Kelly isn´t exactly chopped liver, Lucianne´s right about that.

Add to that a really fair approach to the news and some engaging personalities, and you have high ratings.

(That said, The Five show that preceeds Bret´s program is abyssmal, but hey, that´s just me.)

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Reply 27 - Posted by: RoseOfTexas, 10/12/2013 9:26:22 AM     (No. 9562044)

I´d choose her over Maddow too, but I watched her interview with Ted Cruz Monday night & "good natured" would not be the way I´d describe her. I was mostly paying attention to my senator, but the few times I glanced at her she had a sour expression on her face. Her opening question to him was "How does it feel to be the most hated man in America?" Maybe that was just her being playful but it didn´t come off that way to me.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/12/2013 9:32:14 AM     (No. 9562055)

Can Griffin be so dense? On one side we have vivacious and witty Megyn. On the other we have Rachel Madcow. Even Griffin would watch Megyn.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: nightvision, 10/12/2013 9:32:54 AM     (No. 9562056)

I read a comment on another blog that said Madcow´s numbers were up on Monday night due to some announcement they´d been hyping, to the effect that she was going to reveal some ´bombshell´ news.
Of course it was BS. There was no such announcement.

Go, Megyn! We´ve been a fan forever.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Deedo, 10/12/2013 9:35:00 AM     (No. 9562059)

MSNBC cannot win in the open market, so they seek somehow to legislate a victory. That´s what the left does with the courts or sympathetic bureaucrats at EPA/DOJ/DOE/DOE.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: tech10171968, 10/12/2013 9:56:19 AM     (No. 9562091)

Hey, they don´t call her Rachel "MadCow" for nothing...

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Reply 32 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 10/12/2013 10:03:52 AM     (No. 9562104)

Its unfair that Fox News has more viewers than MSNBC. /S

The Obama gang must step in!!!

After a certain number of viewers turn on Fox News, any furthers viewers should be forced over to MSNBC.

Its only fair. /S

Seriously, this is what MSNBC would like. Its a good thing the technology does not exist.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 10/12/2013 10:06:53 AM     (No. 9562106)

What an incredibly stupid move on MSNBC´s part -- you just advertised how bad your rating were then sounding like sour-grapes. The literal stupidity of MSM is boundless

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Reply 34 - Posted by: UNCDoc, 10/12/2013 10:08:57 AM     (No. 9562109)

Typical lib. Can´t win popular support, so go looking for some corrupt judge to "fix things."

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Reply 35 - Posted by: save America, 10/12/2013 10:14:23 AM     (No. 9562116)

15,I´m with you.Had to turn it off last night.Some snarky thing named Sally Cohn was quite emetic.I do not want to hear these nit wits.They have all the other stations.If I want to hear them I know where to go and make myself sick.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/12/2013 10:19:50 AM     (No. 9562129)

The investigation will further reveal that an aging crone of a woman who is married to a governmental official will always have a following, but not one among them with two brain cells to rub together will believe a word out of her botoxed mouth.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 10/12/2013 10:42:26 AM     (No. 9562156)

Phil, why did you fire Keith Olbermann? He was your personal friend and ratings machine (in his own mind).

Any network that would hire Al Sharpton - convicted riot-monger, tax-dodger, and accessory to murder, or Alec Baldwin - serial nutcase, and overall know-nothing, needs to seriously analyze their business strategy. However, when the majority of your operating funds come from the DNC and liberal lefties, I guess you don´t have to care.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Fat Elvis, 10/12/2013 11:00:57 AM     (No. 9562190)

Bunch of losers. It´s no coincidence that Fox News has such good looking and smart women. Who does MSNBC have? They are left wing hacks and they´re a joke. They have no integrity and no credibility as a news organization. Say what you will about Fox, they are number 1 for many reasons. And Megyn Kelly is one of them.
Deal with it.
On another subject, my profile was deleted by the Huffington Post, apparnty because they don´t like conservative libertarians posting in their comments section.
Spineless wimps.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 10/12/2013 11:12:10 AM     (No. 9562200)

Any investigation undertaken should also examine whether Phil Griffin is an idiot or just a poor loser.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: EQKimball, 10/12/2013 11:18:11 AM     (No. 9562207)

"Cute?" What an insult. The former Albany law review editor-in-chief and partner at one of the nation´s most prestigious law firms (Jones Day) has among the quickest minds on television. Or anywhere else. And she is drop-dead beautiful. The most complete package I have ever seen. Ratings? This is just the beginning.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: fembot, 10/12/2013 11:21:41 AM     (No. 9562212)

Rush´s Undeniable Fact of Life #35, I think it was...

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Reply 42 - Posted by: JoniTx, 10/12/2013 11:22:08 AM     (No. 9562215)

Pleasantly surprised to see so many Anti-MSNBC/democrat comments after the article. Perhaps the tide is turning?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 10/12/2013 11:27:34 AM     (No. 9562225)

I don´t understand the problem. Look at the lineup on Fox, better yet, listen to the line up. Fox reports the news no matter what party it hurts. That´s called reporting the news. Msnbc and their ilk report on whatever hurts Zippy´s opponents, republicans, conservatives, tea party people or anyone that disagrees with their left wing agenda.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 10/12/2013 11:30:24 AM     (No. 9562229)

Fox News President Wants ´Investigation´
Into MSNBC Masquerading as a News Organization

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Reply 45 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 10/12/2013 11:42:26 AM     (No. 9562244)

The contrast between Megan Kelly and Rachel Maddow is the clearest manifestation two old ideas.

First Kelly illustrates the idea of "beautiful inside and out" or if you prefer, she possesses both an outer and an inner beauty.

Maddow clearly the concept that "ugly goes clear to the bone."

Actual physical beauty matters less, but is a nice perk on FOX. One thing that stands out is that despite the left´s snarky label, "FOX foxes," virtually all that channel´s female "talking heads" have an impressive educational and professional resume.

The MSNBC lineup (male and female) is impressive in its own right for having been involved in, possibly causing, the demise of Air America, The Daily Show and several others. May MSNBC be so blessed.




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Reply 46 - Posted by: Cedar, 10/12/2013 11:43:12 AM     (No. 9562246)

All the liberal dogs are showing their jealousy.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Butch59, 10/12/2013 12:08:21 PM     (No. 9562276)

I guess I´m not qualified to remark about the difference of Maddow and Kelly. I´ve never watched Maddow. In fact, I don´t watch MSNBC at all. I even have it programed off on my TV so I don´t accidently stumble on it.

And if Griffin wants an investigation, maybe someone should start and investigate wether or not he actually has a brain.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: owl, 10/12/2013 12:10:47 PM     (No. 9562284)

One sentence by #2. Nuff said. But you gotta laugh. Any bets that even Dingy is tuning in Megyn ?!. There have been those funny/ true photo pages of conservative vs. liberal women. The optics speak for themselves.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: dthorny, 10/12/2013 12:13:49 PM     (No. 9562292)

You must watch MSLSD´s lousy propaganda over a show that offers both sides of an issue? Maybe, MSLSD will actually offer a conservative viewpoint some day and they may get 100 viewers.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 10/12/2013 12:20:03 PM     (No. 9562297)

Fox News Channel and Fox [If you don’t get it, DEMAND IT!] Business Network are both staffed by well-educated, highly accomplished, professional broadcasters. MSNBC is staffed by a cluster of cockamamie, idealistic, change-the-world wannabes. The contrast is palpable.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Franz, 10/12/2013 1:07:22 PM     (No. 9562359)

As frothing at the mouth Liberal/Progressive/Socialist as MSNBC is, it is no wonder their ratings are in the toilet.

FOX is to MSNBC what balanced is to biased.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 10/12/2013 1:15:28 PM     (No. 9562364)

They just cannot stand that an exquisitely beautiful, smart lawyer with three children, an unabashedly real heterosxual, could possibly be real?

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Reply 53 - Posted by: ncgrammie4, 10/12/2013 1:27:27 PM     (No. 9562371)

Ms Maddcow is a product of the generation of no winners and losers. She has been taught that everyone should win or they will get a trophy anyway. Everyone but Fox News that is.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: sherlock1, 10/12/2013 1:31:01 PM     (No. 9562374)

MSNBC just wants to be sure they are first in line at the tattle-tale window when Obama sets up his "Ministry of Truth", and hoping to get a special friends box seat for viewing the fun in Room 101.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 10/12/2013 1:45:52 PM     (No. 9562394)

Investigate what makes joe scarborough worth 99,000 dollars per week, why doncha, Mr. MSNBC President?

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Reply 56 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 10/12/2013 2:11:54 PM     (No. 9562411)

As a woman, the Sally Cohns and Rachel Maddows and Ellen Degeneris´ of world creep me out beyond belief. That young people view these obvious abberations as acceptable, even likeable, (courtesy of liberal TV Masterminds) makes me despair even more for this nation. We may have reached the point of no return and in that case I only hope for Divine Intervention.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Nan, 10/12/2013 2:43:08 PM     (No. 9562443)

Guess no one at MSNC is smart enough to realize that the reason so many watch FOX is for the content of the shows.

MSNBC people are brown shirts for Obama and his Marxist agenda.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Namma, 10/12/2013 2:49:03 PM     (No. 9562449)

wow..what a cry baby...


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Reply 59 - Posted by: Udanja99, 10/12/2013 3:04:40 PM     (No. 9562468)

Um, Phil, are you familiar with that famous river in Egypt?

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Reply 60 - Posted by: zzzghy, 10/12/2013 3:12:54 PM     (No. 9562476)

I don´t watch Maddow´s show because there´s nothing there for me that I haven´t heard time and again, but I don´t find her particularly offensive, a´la revrum sharpton and the rest of the msnbc stooge list.

Regarding the ratings jive, I -- and probably everyone else around here -- had the same initial thought as poster #17. My guess is that all ratings on all networks dip a little during Monday Night Football season. phil griffin is obviously a buffoon, and his moronic, failing joke-of-a-cable-thingy proves it.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: Jebediah, 10/12/2013 4:02:26 PM     (No. 9562518)

This is just plain silly!

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Reply 62 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 10/12/2013 4:46:04 PM     (No. 9562560)

And Maddow seems like such a nice young man....

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Reply 63 - Posted by: Peaches, 10/12/2013 7:10:54 PM     (No. 9562671)

Take it like a man, Rachel.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: seminolesecure, 10/12/2013 8:12:35 PM     (No. 9562726)

Look on the bright side! MSNBC is in favor of an investigation! Could there be some actual journalism on the horizon? Ummm, nah. It´s will always be, "whatever pops off the DNC FAX machine". Sorry to get you all excited for nothing.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/12/2013 8:40:37 PM     (No. 9562740)

Betcha the DOJ gets 15 Lawyers right on this one. Investigate WHAT ?

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You can tell it´s an election year because so many noncrises are suddenly urgent priorities. Real median household income is still lower than it was in 2007, the smallest share of Americans is working since 1978, and the Russians are marching west, but Democrats are training fire on race, gender and the grievances of identity politics. "We have this congenital disease, which is in midterm elections we don´t vote at the same rates," President Obama said at a Houston fundraiser the other day. He means that the Obama Democrats are now what they call the "coalition of the ascendent," made

CBO Dire Debt Warnings Show
Nation´s Democrat Future
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 7:30:57 PM     Post Reply
Big Government: The Congressional Budget Office warns of a terrifying, unprecedented level of national debt in the coming decade. That fits nicely with Democrats´ objectives, but not with our nation´s founding principles. Andrew Jackson, who in 1835 succeeded in paying off the national debt, was famous for considering debt slavery. The current fiscal path the U.S. is on does indeed lead to slavery, but the slave masters of the future will be well-heeled politicians and federal bureaucrats, not plantation owners. The CBO´s new budget projections contain an eerie warning that we are on path from today´s already unfathomable $17.7 trillion in gross

The CBO Gets It Very
Wrong on ObamaCare
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 7:25:15 PM     Post Reply
Failure: ObamaCare fans are cheering the latest Congressional Budget Office report, which appears to show that it will cost less and cover more people than expected. But that´s true only if you ignore reality. We don´t always agree with the CBO, but we have long respected it as a credible source of budget numbers. Sure, its projections almost never turn out to be true. But simply too many variables are at play for anyone to guess such things perfectly, and it provides a more or less independent source of information on highly charged, partisan issues. Plus, its findings have a tendency to upset

Obama´s Economy-Killing
Tax-Hike Frenzy Knows No End
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 7:19:45 PM     Post Reply
Taxes: In his first campaign, President Obama pledged to cut taxes for all but the very rich. Now that another tax day has come and gone, it should be very clear that his pledge was just another in a long line of falsehoods. ´I can make a firm pledge," then-candidate Barack Obama said while campaigning back in 2008. "Under my plan no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes." Now, almost six years after those comments, it´s

Harry Reid: The Desert
Fox Of Corruption
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 7:13:16 PM     Post Reply
Corruption: The standoff in the Nevada desert wasn´t about a desert tortoise or a rancher´s failure to pay grazing fees. It was about the state´s senior senator again enriching himself and his family at public expense. Sunlight is said to be the best disinfectant, and the end, at least temporarily, to the Bureau of Land Management´s armed standoff with Cliven Bundy may be due in part to the exposure given to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid´s role in the attempt to confiscate Bundy´s cattle and shut down his ranch. "A tortoise isn´t the reason why BLM is harassing a 67-year-old rancher; they

Immigration activists urge
Obama to act boldly
Associated Press, by Erica Werner    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 5:55:13 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S. Many activists say Obama has been slow to grasp the emotions building within the Latino community as deportations near the 2 million mark for his administration and hopes for immigration legislation fade. With House Republicans unlikely to act on an overhaul, executive action by Obama is increasingly the activists´ only hope. "There is tremendous anger among core constituencies of the president

India´s Supreme Court creates official
third sex for eunuchs and transgenders
Telegraph (U.K.), by Dean Nelson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 5:08:23 PM     Post Reply
India´s Supreme Court has created an official third sex for its transgender eunuchs and announced they will have a quota of government jobs and college places to help them overcome discrimination. The decision was met with jubilation by transgender charities who said it was a milestone in their fight against marginalisation in Indian society. "We are elated and thankful to the court," said Kalki Subramanium, a leading transgender rights activist. "The decision has come after a century of suppression and marginalisation by the legal and social systems. "This verdict is certainly landmark and a new beginning. The biggest challenge is the social recognition.



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

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

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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

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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

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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