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Journalists: Obama the Worst Since Nixon
Washington Free Beacon, by CJ Ciaramella

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Posted By:FlyRight, 10/18/2013 6:52:04 AM

The Obama administration’s hostility toward media and efforts to crack down on whistleblowers and leakers has created “a tremendous chilling effect” on substantive reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists and veteran reporters said Thursday.The CPJ issued last week a scathing report, written by former Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie, Jr., on the effects of the Obama administration’s efforts to control press coverage, burnish its image, and thwart unauthorized leaks. Downie joined a panel at the New America Foundation that included Joel Simon, executive director of the CPJ, and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, senior correspondent and associate editor at the Washington Post, to

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Starlady, 10/18/2013 7:11:33 AM     (No. 9570684)

I have no sympathy for members of the LSM. They have done this to themselves. What do they think would happen if they all aggressively pursued truth from this administration ? The administration would be helpless if they ALL acted in like manner.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 10/18/2013 7:17:30 AM     (No. 9570691)

So the abusive lover keeps abusing but they know he really loves them and they keep coming back for more. And when the police (we, the people) show up to put a stop to it, they will defend him and attack the ones trying to help.
The well of sympathy has run dry.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rinktum, 10/18/2013 7:17:33 AM     (No. 9570692)

And yet, they still want to have his baby... The media could not be more committed to making sure that Obama and his administration get favorable coverage. There are no hard hitting questions. Even Jay Carney rarely gets pressed on an issue and when he does he simply walks away from the podium. End of discussion. The damage this administration has been able to do to the American people is in direction relation to the media´s fawning adoration and unwillingness to hold their feet to the fire. Whining about access seems contrived. They don´t want to know anything negative about their guy and how he does business.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: greatGreyhounds, 10/18/2013 7:18:19 AM     (No. 9570693)

Three words, that would have prevented this Train Wreck from happening in the first place.

Do Your Jobs!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms, 10/18/2013 7:24:03 AM     (No. 9570702)

"Obama the Worst Since Nixon"....no, no....he is the worst in our history, period.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lilo, 10/18/2013 7:40:38 AM     (No. 9570719)

My "give a damn" is busted. Sure, you admit the problem, but keep right on covering and slobbering. You aren´t the fourth estate, you are a quisling fifth column.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bubby, 10/18/2013 7:42:50 AM     (No. 9570724)

Baloney! FTA “a tremendous chilling effect” There´s no chilling effect the msm is supporting everything obama does! They don´t care and will not report about any of the laws he has violated. They were cheering his victory over McConnell and Speaker Boner. Let´s get real the msm is obama´s propaganda arm. Any real investigative reporting is being done by bloggers.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 10/18/2013 7:44:36 AM     (No. 9570730)

Most of our journolists (intentional misspelling)are true believers.
So truth be damned.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Felixcat, 10/18/2013 7:46:04 AM     (No. 9570735)

They have no one to blame but themselves, and yet, they still suck up and around him and the Administration - for what? A ride on Air Force 1?

Too bad we can´t impeach the media in this country.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: skedaddle, 10/18/2013 7:49:18 AM     (No. 9570741)

I know that every last one of the whiners would write a 1000-word article right now slamming the Tea Party or anybody even slightly right of Dear Reader.

I hope they enjoy their IRS audits and other administrative inconveniences.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: rsgonner, 10/18/2013 7:50:10 AM     (No. 9570744)

So cry me a river. If they reported on this despot instead of carrying his water maybe I´d fell differently. They are as bad as he is.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/18/2013 7:57:30 AM     (No. 9570762)

This is whining from journalists, who are really propagandists that will sell their integrity for access, and prefer the easy information and interview giveaways to the hard work of research and investigation.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MDConservative, 10/18/2013 7:58:41 AM     (No. 9570769)

Jay Carney has another armload of White House Press Releases for you to plagiarize...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/18/2013 8:13:35 AM     (No. 9570793)

The media figured out that Obama doesn´t love them back. How sad that they sacrificed their credibility at his feet then. There is plenty in plain sight they could be reporting on that would require no leaks. They´d rather talk about the Tea Party.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: varkdriver, 10/18/2013 8:19:05 AM     (No. 9570801)

This isn´t the biggest load of bullsqueeze [h/t Neal Boortz] I´ve ever read, but it is in the Top 5. As noted, these same urinal-ists would vote for him 100 more times, and congratulate him on his re-election and sing his praises everywhere before they would ever ask a tough question. Ed Henry excepted, of course.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: govlawyer, 10/18/2013 8:20:54 AM     (No. 9570805)

How are the current crop of PR hacks any different from those who, like CNN admitted after the first Gulf War, need to stroke the dictator so they could get the exclusive?
Perhaps the only difference is that this crop drank the Kool-Aid.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 10/18/2013 8:28:36 AM     (No. 9570812)

So why do they carry his water so willingly? Stockholm Syndrome?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: starboard, 10/18/2013 8:41:01 AM     (No. 9570841)

Truth seekers of the internet should form their own association for investigative reporting. I know, this sounds naive, but it´s a place to start and it could catch on.
Just an thought.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: cobieone, 10/18/2013 8:50:02 AM     (No. 9570860)

What the MSM is doing with this administration is criminal. During the 2008 campaign, there were several issues that could have buried Zero. If the MSM would have simply DONE THEIR JOB, we would have never had to suffer this "fundamental change" moron. They are responsible for Zero being elected in the first place and responsible for this "chilling effect".

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Udanja99, 10/18/2013 8:55:16 AM     (No. 9570869)

Yes, #7, which is precisely why zippy went after bloggers in his speech yesterday.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: saucy, 10/18/2013 9:03:34 AM     (No. 9570880)

Ironic how OBambi thinks the Lamestream Media is leaking when in fact they are licking his boots.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: EnsignO, 10/18/2013 9:19:43 AM     (No. 9570914)

If Nixon was so bad, how come I was never worried that the government would crush my Constitutional rights? With Obama, I now worry about everything, especially that this administration is selling out the U.S. Constitution in favor of Obama´s Muslim friends who want us to bow to Allah or it will be off with our heads.


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Reply 23 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/18/2013 9:20:06 AM     (No. 9570915)

If Al Gore´s internet system had been up and running in 1972, in my opinion, the full truth about Watergate would have been revealed to the world and Richard Milhous Nixon would have finished out his second term of office as our 37th POTUS...Comparing President Nixon to the undocumented communist foreign student Obama is an obscenity.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: john56, 10/18/2013 9:24:20 AM     (No. 9570929)

For all of Nixon´s faults (real or inflated), Nixon was probably the best RINO President ... started the EPA and actually was working on national health care plans.

So, whether Nixon was the "worst" is certainly debatable.

But what isn´t debatable is that the current group of "journalists" we have are the WORST ever. If Nixon had the RAT-infested media whores that Obama has fawning over him back then, he´d have been carried out of the White House in 1977 by the media sychophants with palm branches and high hosannas!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: rplat, 10/18/2013 9:26:41 AM     (No. 9570936)

The main stream media are a gaggle of whiny, compliant lap dogs and if they had any courage they´d challenge him and his regime. "Journalist" has taken on a whole new meaning that relates most closely to "propagandist".

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Reply 26 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/18/2013 9:30:14 AM     (No. 9570947)

Carney´s treatment of Fox´s Ed Henry the other day at the Daily Briefing was an interesting example of retribution. Henry, sitting in the front row, is supposed to get priority to ask questions yet Carney repeatedly ignored his requests. Henry eventually got up and walked out.

Obama made it even clearer by ignoring all but friendly backbenchers (plus the good ol´ AP) at his so called Presser the other day. Lesson, if you don´t join the Pravda team you are ostracized. Join the team and you´ll get a WH interview.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Arby, 10/18/2013 9:32:01 AM     (No. 9570956)

Yes, the truth bringeth pain, especially to those who are in the business of distorting it.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Salt5792, 10/18/2013 9:42:56 AM     (No. 9570979)

And the media can´t even tell the truth about the worst President--Jimmy Carter. They hated Nixon for exposing the Communist in the State Department, Alger Hiss.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/18/2013 10:09:35 AM     (No. 9571020)

Gosh, guys, how did this happen? I cried all through the article.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 10/18/2013 10:29:00 AM     (No. 9571060)

"administration-generated news and information" equals propaganda. Call it like it is. Obama might as well be a dictator. And it goes without saying that the media brought it not only on themselves but on every American.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 10/18/2013 10:36:14 AM     (No. 9571072)

This is just a bull corn whine from a bunch of thumb sucking urinal-ists. All 0zip would have to do is invite the lot of them over for drinks and they would all be back in knee pads by dawn.

Give me a break!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: seamusm, 10/18/2013 10:42:54 AM     (No. 9571080)

Just as when journalists and feminists overlooked Clinton´s sexual abuse of a young woman in the Oral Office - being ´married´ to certain beliefs or causes seems to put blinders on supporters to overlook sins and shortcomings.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: nevernaught, 10/18/2013 11:19:39 AM     (No. 9571144)

Cheer up, kids today don´t read newspapers. They read the internet. I realize the basis for most of the comment here is drawn from published articles, but when those are exposed to ridicule they fold like a wet newspaper.

I talked to two young men the other day and they were both staunch conservatives. I didn´t bring the subject up, they did. Both belonged to the NRA and were concerned for the future of this country. Its nice to know that there are many young people like these two out there. The MSM only highlights the other type of dunderheads.

Most journalists would like to write their articles and start their next one having planted one sided propaganda. That doesn´t happen anymore. Politicians live in glass houses in todays world. Ask the Senate Minority leader if he appreciates the internet today. You might hear a few inappropriate cuss words.



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Reply 34 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/18/2013 11:21:33 AM     (No. 9571147)

Worst since Stalin.


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Reply 35 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/18/2013 11:31:43 AM     (No. 9571171)

Um ... they´re trying to pretend Nixon was worse than Carter. No he wasn´t. We are paying huge for Carter´s ineptitude and anti-Americanism.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: gone2pot, 10/18/2013 11:45:44 AM     (No. 9571187)

Well, yeah worse since Nixon but at least Kentucky got a 2 billion dollar dam they needed that California Senator Dianne Feinstein got for them which McConnell had absolutely NOTHING to do with. That super loving chick sure made my eye balls puddle up but yeah what a surprise, who would have thought Mr Obama would be doing much more efficient and effective things than Lenin did when he started the Soviet Union? It´s a HUGE surprise to me. There´s absolutely no way anyone could have known this before the 2008 elections because so-called conservatives were too busy destroying other conservatives trying to bring out the truth regarding who Obama was, is and will always be. CJ is very close to winning the Howie Kurtz Firm-Grasp-Of-The-Obvious Award.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/18/2013 11:53:45 AM     (No. 9571198)

And to show their disgust one journalist asked obama this burning question, "What is the coolest thing about being President"? Wow, I hope somebody is watching her back.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: strike3, 10/18/2013 11:59:25 AM     (No. 9571210)

The media is the same kind of problem for us that the Obama administration is, too much power held by puny people who abuse it constantly to their own ends.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/18/2013 12:08:17 PM     (No. 9571225)

What are these idiots complaining about? They got exactly what thy wanted.

Remember the loathsome Chris Matthews saying back in 2008 that it was his job as a journalist to ensure the success of the Obama administration? No, Chris, that´s a flack´s job. But perhaps you´re unaware of the difference.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: steveW, 10/18/2013 12:29:36 PM     (No. 9571266)

How can the loathsome MSM complain about the Obama administration? The loathsome MSM IS the Obama administration.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: 1931k, 10/18/2013 12:37:45 PM     (No. 9571277)

Wish Obama half the leader Nixon was..

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Reply 42 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 10/18/2013 1:19:29 PM     (No. 9571332)

The one good thing, The Obama Regime has doe: Exposed the Media at all levels for what it is. Lap Dogs for the Elite East Coast Liberals.

The media itself has basicly destroyed any credibility they had left. They are nothing but a bunch of Clowns who deserve more a title of Urinalists.
There is no real Journalist left. They all died in a bath of their own slobber.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/18/2013 1:29:37 PM     (No. 9571342)

The MSM are all cowards who have been attempting to scam Americans for 5 years.
Just like many folks in Congress. There is
NO WAY an Administration can fight a press that tells the truth. Obamacare is the tip of the iceberg, wherein even ill-informed or mis-informed individuals can openly see what effect this Administration has on them.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 10/18/2013 1:56:54 PM     (No. 9571404)

One problem is that many of the young journalists who suck up the most to this administration were in diapers when Nixon was president.

There was a big shift in journalism beginning in the 1990s. Print operations saw payrolls shrink due to automation while TV news shifted from being seen as public service operations to being profit centers, which meant more celebrity fluff and less hard news. One consequence was that many of the more far sighted and serious people left the field. Those who replaced them were more openly partisan and more likely to be credentialed as opposed to being educated.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 10/18/2013 2:14:12 PM     (No. 9571438)

What a bunch of silly whiners! Øbama is their little "Frankenstein Monster". They created him! It is the sycophantic main stream media that refused- blantantly, I might ad!- to even mildly vett Øbama. They gloried in his "Wonderful Speaking voice." They never worried about his substance or even his eligiblity to be President. Everything about Øbama was hidden from the public and it was never once demanded to be exposed by the so-called "Journalists". They wallow in a mud of their own making and now they cry about how they are so caked in it they are immobilized by it? Puhleeze!

So, the great Leonard Downie claims a heritage in journalism back to the Watergate crisis- and now- only now?, he is crying for journos enslaved by Øbama´s excess? Where was Downey and his "great investigative jourlism heritage" for the last eight years since this dirt bag Øbama has been in the news?

And why have I not seen any suggestion in the article for a media change- a response to Øbama´s attacks on free speech? Where´s that famous journalistic charge for the parapets of freedom? Instead, the ´Center to protect journalists´ merely whimpers in it´s thin soup- "Gee, I wish Øbama wasn´t so mean to us."

So do something about it, Dummy!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: privateer, 10/18/2013 3:00:51 PM     (No. 9571490)

O is the worst president since Maximilien de Robespierre! And I have a bad feeling he is in the same mold; he is itching to install "The National Razor".

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Reply 47 - Posted by: 10chuckarnold65, 10/18/2013 6:01:44 PM     (No. 9571702)

It might be possible to have a little sympathy for some in the MSM, if you thought they were going to change and stop lying to the American people every time they open their mouths, but we all know that aint happening. We´ll all stand before God one day and answer for the things we´ve done, I would hate to be a member of the MSM when that day gets here, and its getting closer...

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Penney, 10/18/2013 6:39:57 PM     (No. 9571739)

Socialists are simpatico. ...Nixon was not a socialist.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: tonyl, 10/18/2013 7:57:51 PM     (No. 9571801)

Not fair in comparing Obama to Nixon. Nixon was quirky but at least he wasn´t hell bent on destroying the country.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/18/2013 8:24:55 PM     (No. 9571829)

And after all they did for him, this is the thanks they get?

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Reply 51 - Posted by: dishfunctional, 10/18/2013 9:06:45 PM     (No. 9571871)

What... MSM reporters don´t feel as if they´re getting the respect that they deserve from this president after years of carrying his water? If I cared any less, I´d care backwards.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 10/18/2013 11:33:03 PM     (No. 9571993)

Gee, guys, did youse seriously expect a communist not to behave the way all communists behave toward a free press? Are you guys really that stupid, that unread in history, that given over to licking Obama´s hiney? Read Wm Shirer´s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich and and you´ll be appalled at how the Obama team tracks that regime´s domestic behavior.

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A triumphant President Barack Obama declared Tuesday his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America´s health care system ´a lot better´ in a Rose Garden press conference. But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night.

No Country For Young Men.
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/4/2014 9:18:12 PM     Post Reply
The author of the Twilight of Abundance, David Archibald, sent an email a few days ago, saying “there is a whole new world coming.” Archibald, who’s an Australian, warns in his book that the world is running out of food, energy and security. Where he differs from Malthus, however, is in arguing that the shortages are the consequence of policy, rather than the inherent limitations of the universe. The world is doing everything it can to run in the opposite direction of abundance because we think we have too much. The West dreads warmer weather, even though warmer weather might

Clinton docs: Lewinsky,
speechwriting and race
Pollitico, by Josh Gerstein    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/29/2014 3:26:29 PM     Post Reply
The Clinton Library took the wraps off another batch of White House documents Friday afternoon, offering new insights into how aides scrambled to address the Monica Lewinsky scandal, how the hot-button issue of race tied the White House staff up in knots and how former President Bill Clinton cast a wide net for advice in advance of his major speeches.The new set of Clinton documents make little mention of then-first lady Hillary Clinton, and so are unlikely to have a major political impact. However, many of the memos were written by or mention aides to Bill Clinton who now hold



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

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
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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

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

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

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

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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

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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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

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
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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

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

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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’

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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

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

Progressive Insurance
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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.


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