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TV gives ´Bridgegate´ 17 times
more coverage in one day
than IRS scandal in 6 months

Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 1/10/2014 6:16:16 AM

The Big Three networks, in a frenzy over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie´s traffic headache dubbed “Bridgegate,” have devoted a whopping 34 minutes and 28 seconds of coverage to the affair in just the last 24 hours. By comparison, that´s 17 times the two minutes, eight seconds devoted to President Obama´s IRS scandal in the last six months, according to an analysis by the Media Research Center. “While routinely burying new stories on the IRS scandal, the media practically fell over themselves to start taking shots at the potential 2016 Republican presidential nominee,” said the conservative media watchdog.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: texascunning, 1/10/2014 6:18:28 AM     (No. 9686610)

Anything to distract from Democrat scandals.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 1/10/2014 6:22:26 AM     (No. 9686611)

While the not so secret, Geheime Staatspolizei, controls most of the media, it couldn´t happen to a nicer RINO.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/10/2014 6:27:17 AM     (No. 9686614)

Not in his corner, but we all should know the media will play Whack A Mole with ANY republican who dares raise their head and act like they may be a candidate for president. Democrats should not be free to breathe our air.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/10/2014 6:27:22 AM     (No. 9686615)

It´s just the Dims taking out a R-candidate. Same old same old.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: masscon, 1/10/2014 6:36:24 AM     (No. 9686622)

I agree, we´re being played. Last month´s Duck Dynasty was a created controversy as is this.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: steveW, 1/10/2014 6:43:17 AM     (No. 9686626)

Such honest men of integrity, these intrepid Woodwards and Bernsteins of the MSM.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jinx, 1/10/2014 6:54:10 AM     (No. 9686634)

And we know why don´t we. Christie looks like too good a candidate against their favorite Hillary. He would eat her alive and the MSM can´t have that. They have to do him in for her so she will have an easier time. I thought he did a great job and I believed him.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: geo11, 1/10/2014 6:54:45 AM     (No. 9686635)

The Lamestreams are just wasting powder taking out Donut Boy. He was never contendah as most conservatives viewed him as another RINO. He would have lost to Shrillary by a larger margin than Romney´s loss to Barry. However it is useful to view the glaring hypocrisy.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/10/2014 6:59:37 AM     (No. 9686641)

I find it a little strange the MSM is taking out their fav.GOP candidate for 2016.What happens now if a real conservative gets the nod.

Christie got a lot of my respect yesterday,standing up there for an hour and a half taking the media´s badgering. Obama would have smeared his spinners all over the airwaes to knock something down.I hope Christie comes out of this being not guilty.

Part of the problem right now is cynicism about the whole political world.We´re so used to seeing Obama lie day after day,it´s rubbing off on all politicians,whether they´re guilty or innocent.

I´m in Christie´s corner until I see hardcore proof he was behind this.It even sounds to me like it could have been a prank that got out of hand.

Christie making some kind of joke about the traffic jam back in Dec,tells me he knew nothing about it.

Everybody losing health coverage right now is arguably a victim of Obama "punishing the enemies".The proof of this is not a single minority complaining about losing or the costs of healthcare.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/10/2014 7:05:43 AM     (No. 9686643)

The media is just getting the field ready for Farmer Hillary to plant. (or plow under)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: littleorby, 1/10/2014 7:40:23 AM     (No. 9686674)

There´s no question, because it´s obvious, the MSM protects the Left while vilifying the Right.

However, either Christe ordered the closing of the Bridge or his ´close friends´ purposefully did him in. I think the Governor was behind the closing of the bridge, and his close friends were careless: end of story.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 1/10/2014 7:44:00 AM     (No. 9686679)

Oh, how they loved me, said Christie. Now, they´ve turned on me. How can that be? I guess this RINO learned something here? Then again, maybe not. It occurs that they never learn. Hillary is their ONE! Do not forget it.!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/10/2014 7:45:16 AM     (No. 9686682)

Given the endless parade of scandals which would have done a white president in years ago, this Christie thing is much ado about nothing.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/10/2014 7:53:06 AM     (No. 9686695)

"TV Gives ´Bridgegate´ 17 Times More Coverage in One Day Than IRS Scandal In 6 Months"

Translation:
"The weasels in The Drive-By Media have been reacting like piranhas in a ´feeding frenzy´ since this story first appeared."

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Ruhn, 1/10/2014 7:53:18 AM     (No. 9686696)

I did not see any reciprocal media scrutiny on the WH from the spite memorial/park closings during the so-called shutdown, either. Unlike Christie, no press conference grilling on Barry over the outrage, either.

Any distraction away from Barry will do.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/10/2014 8:26:31 AM     (No. 9686728)

Grossly overweight Chris, has the prosecutorial bones, plus the open, easy listening personality rarely found in a public, elected figure. He´s entertaining, fact filled and fascinating. He seems to have managed New Jersey´s mis managed economy in a uniquely responsible way.

So, what´s missing ? Why does this great seeming guy come off like just another likable and accomplished Mitt Romney RINO (besides his frightening hugging of Oama) ?

If only Chris would (1) speak up for freedom, (2) go after Benghazi, illegal aliens, IRS, NSA, gun control, whichever of these that really annoys him and threatens his personal beliefs.

Chris need only watch about an hour of any of Ron Paul´s many YouTubes, a virtual college course on freedom, read one book by Murray Rothbard, and gather together ten or more articles by Tom Sowell.

In one weekend, reviewing these three great intellectuals on the real world of freedom, Chris Christie
could perfect his current RINO cloudiness, and truly help the cause of a free America, which he is currently wasting ! Naturally, knowing his great energy, Chris could continue to learn more about freedom and discover Hayek, Von Mises, Ayn Rand, Hazlitt, Tom Paine, maybe even a few of our Founding Fathers.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Janjan, 1/10/2014 8:42:12 AM     (No. 9686756)

The media are oblivious to this kind of criticsm. It has been exposed and now they just do it openly and sometimes gleefully. The next Republican candidate needs to take some lessons from Newt. He is very very good at dealing with the smarmy liberals. It can be done.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Clinger, 1/10/2014 9:26:59 AM     (No. 9686809)

The media long ago abandoned simple bias in favor of unabashed activism.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/10/2014 9:27:05 AM     (No. 9686810)

Ah, well ... you Christie fans out there can take comfort in the fact that this has happened long before the campaign season really gets underway. By that time, it will be ancient history, and the Great American Public will be agitated by something else, like Grandma being denied any medical care by Obama´s Death Panel, maybe?

It seems to me that the only people with their petticoats in a twist about this are the editors of the NYT, the WAPO, the heads of the "news" departments of NBC, CBS and ABC, plus the six million or so screaming Lefties who inhabit the greater New York area.

I doubt if the rest of the country really gives a flip.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: noparallel, 1/10/2014 9:41:23 AM     (No. 9686827)

That´s because Republicans have feckless leaders like Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, and McConnell. No message, bad ideas, no guts. Their only value is to the Democrats.

French Republicans--One-half of one-third = nothing. Zeros. Empty. The null set.

Time to replace the placeholders.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/10/2014 9:44:47 AM     (No. 9686832)

Christie should have blamed a youtube video.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Polecat49, 1/10/2014 9:55:52 AM     (No. 9686849)

Just proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the media has been bought and paid for by the democrRAT party and every marxist front group there is.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: saucy, 1/10/2014 10:05:15 AM     (No. 9686858)

The msm loves this Christie "scandal" because it takes Gatesgate off the table.

Gates exposed O´s bungling administration led by Valjar, SamPower, Srice and HilLIARY.
It is very damning.
...not to mention Obamascare and all the other SCANDALS.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Arby, 1/10/2014 10:21:26 AM     (No. 9686880)

A cynic would say that this is CC repaying Fauxbama for something or other by taking Obamacare off of the front page for a couple days. We better be careful. After Bridgegate subsides we may find that Kerry and his enabler in chief have given away the entire world to Russia and Iran while the LSM fiddled.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/10/2014 10:53:45 AM     (No. 9686923)

#14
With Drudge fanning the flames.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: owl, 1/10/2014 11:02:02 AM     (No. 9686936)

The Wash. Times reports today yet another regulation that gives the IRS a ´ license to kill´ those who would oppose the Emperor. This feif is determined to damn those who are trying to stop him. We´re looking more like pre-war Germany by the day.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: T-Bubba, 1/10/2014 11:34:39 AM     (No. 9686976)

Still confused as to the reason that a guy who just a moment ago found out about the "prank" was suffering sleepless "nights."

Am I making too much of this slip of the fat-lip?

Or...do you think the thin-skinned-fat-boy might have been lying?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 1/10/2014 12:43:03 PM     (No. 9687041)

This is purely because the "news" media cabal sees Christie as the greatest threat to keeping the heir apparent (Hildabeast) from succeeding Da One. So he must be destroyed. Pure and simple.

Their undeniable bias becomes more blatant as time goes on.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/10/2014 1:43:06 PM     (No. 9687114)

Wow...after 5 years of Rip Van Winkle somnolence, the entire MSM on one day awakes and rediscovers its inner investigative journalist. 2-hour press conference...with non-stop questions, not pre-scripted. 24x7 coverage on all channels. Banner headlines similar to JAPAN SURRENDERS! Subpoenas. Lawsuits. Amazing. Sounds like they have "Republicanus Investigatus Eruptus" Syndrome.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 1/10/2014 2:16:48 PM     (No. 9687148)

So the MSM uses Christie to get Zero re-elected lauding Christie´s bi-partisan credentials as the fat man embraced candidate Zero days before the election. He was the media´s idol and savior. That was then, Chris, and this is now. "Thanks for helping elect Zero but we gotta destroy you as we kick-off PIAPS presidential campaign."

Will Rinos ever learn that the press are scum and are not Republicans´ friends? I´m afraid, never.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: ironchefw, 1/10/2014 7:44:14 PM     (No. 9687514)

I find it so ironic that "Fort Lee" and "portly" sound similar and we are talking about Gov Christie.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/10/2014 9:15:10 PM     (No. 9687568)

Get this right: Christie is just another surviving political heavy (pardon the pun- not intended). He has survived by playing both sides of the fence. The whole nation is lefty leaning and becoming more-so every single day. So, politicians who want to make it must be lefty, too.

It´s not the RINOs. There is really no such thing as a true conservative these days- such a critter is extinct in the political world we live in now.

This nation is changing into the dregs of what is left behind when a great nation dies.

What is needed, I am so sad to say, is a really, really good war. I thought 9/11 would be it. But, GW botched that all to Hades. It is now in the drain.

We had our last chance at pulling this together. Liberals could have been run out of town, quite easily then. But, not now.

So, do as I do; accept reality, make the most of what we have left and pray.


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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

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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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

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

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
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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
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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.

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

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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,


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