Category: Media Double Standards


Irony: George Soros-Funded Media Matters Fights Unionization

 

 

 

” George Soros-funded Media Matters for America , a far-left progressive group that has as one of their top priorities to attack FOX News, is taking a very unprogressive-like stance on labor unions. While MMFA has in the past taken a strong stance against secret ballot union elections, especially if it involved an opportunity to attack the GOP and conservatives, when it comes to their organization, they are not only in support of the secret ballot; they are forcing it. 

  The Washington Free Beacon  reported that Maryland based SEIU Local 500 filed papers to unionize at MMFA with the National Labor Relations Board. As workers prepare to vote on whether to join SEIU, George Soros’s Media Matters has told them the voting must take place by secret ballot.

  The liberal organization, which is headed by Hillary Clinton cheerleader David Brock, has hired management-side labor attorneys at Perkins Cole, a firm that has represented dozens of Democratic candidates and liberal PACs, to oversee the process.

  It is unclear why Media Matters did not opt to allow its employees to organize through a card check campaign, in which a union submits signed petitions from employees expressing their interest to join the union. MMFA, its attorneys, and the SEIU did not return requests for comment. “

 

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Exclusive To Power Line: Koch Industries Responds To New York Times Smears

 

 

 

 

” Indeed. It is revealing to compare Charles and David Koch with the owners and managers of the New York Times Company. The Koch brothers employ a growing, highly-paid work force of 60,000 in the United States, around one-third of whom are unionized. Koch Industries enjoys excellent relationships with its unions. The New York Times Company, on the other hand, employs a shrinking, largely ill-paid work force, and is embroiled in a long-running feud with its unions.

  Koch Industries and its subsidiaries produce tangible products that enrich the lives of Americans–among other things, Koch transports and refines oil, makes products that are used in construction, and manufactures a wide array of consumer products that are staples in most American homes. The New York Times Company produces nothing but shoddy left-wing journalism that is of questionable benefit to anyone.

  Then we have the roles of the two companies in their communities. Koch Industries and its subsidiaries have been recognized countless times for their many contributions to the communities where they operate. It is fair to say that there is no better corporate citizen than Koch. To take just one instance, Koch and its subsidiaries have been honored hundreds of times by the EPA for their environmental stewardship, which is second to none. And, as most people know, Charles and David Koch are two of the world’s most generous philanthropists. David alone has donated well over $1 billion dollars for medical research, the arts, and so on. You can read generally about the Koch Family foundations and philanthropy here.

  The New York Times? Not so much.”

 

Rest the rest . It’s devastating 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSNBC Cuts Away From Some Silly NSA Thing To Breaking Bieber News

 

NSA vs Beiber MSNBC

 

 

” For those of you who don’t like how the media prioritizes the superficial over the substantive, here is your new go-to video for everything you hate about cable news. On MSNBC Thursday, Andrea Mitchell was speaking with former Congresswoman Jane Harman about reviews and proposed restrictions on the NSA debate, but before they could really get down to the meat of the subject, Mitchell had to cut away for some breaking news.

  Specifically, news having to do with America’s favorite… whatever he is… Justin Bieber. “

 

Read more at Mediaite

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheriff Takes A Stand Over Duck Dynasty; Announces Department Will No Longer Assist A&E During Filming

 

 

 

” Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller posted the following statement on his personal Facebook page Friday announcing his own “business decision, saying, “It is time for someone other than Hollywood and the news media to stand up for what is right!”:

Screen shot via Douglasville & Douglas county for Civic Action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement “Duck Dynasty” , A&E & “Duck Justice” 

 

 

Published on Dec 21, 2013

” RPT: A&E Publicist Not There When Phil Made Comments To GQ
Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement “Duck Dynasty” , A&E & “Duck Justice” 12-21-2013 “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Edwards Sacramento State Black Student Lynches Two White Males Calls It Art

 

 

Lynching

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” Christina Edwards is a black Sacramento State University student who recently hung two white males with nooses around their necks as they dangled from trees. As you would expect, the black racist Christina Edwards defended her lynchings, calling it ‘art’ and whining about social injustices. Just imagine if you would if some white college student attempted to do the same thing with two blacks hanging from trees and called it art? Think that white student would get away with it?”

 

 

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Mark Steyn On ‘Duck Dynasty’ Controversy: Gay Lobby Enforcing ‘Ideological Compliance’

 

 

Steyn On Phil

” The syndicated columnist likened Robertson’s suspension from his A&E television program to something out of post-World War II Eastern Europe under Communist rule.

“ This is one of the biggest stories of our time – the strange need by the bureau of gay compliance or whatever the gay lobby group is calling itself these days and similar groups to enforce the most tedious ideological compliance,” he said. “It’s like something out of Milan Kundera’s Eastern European novel about post-war communist Europe, The Joke, where you make one little comment and your life is over. And we’re getting to that stage.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twitchy Has The Story

Brad Thor DD

BlazeTV is the perfect venue for Duck Dynasty and the Robertson Clan’s family values . Great idea Brad .

 

 

Update : Beck jumps into the Duck Dynasty fray …

 

GLENN BECK MAKES A VERY EXCITING OFFER TO THE CAST OF ‘DUCK DYNASTY’

 

 

” “Duck Dynasty on TheBlaze” has a nice ring to it, according to Glenn Beck.

  One day after Phil Robertson’s comments about homosexuality earned him an indefinite suspension from the hit series “Duck Dynasty” on A&E, Beck offered the entire Robertson family a place on his own network.

“ [All the other networks] will fold to pressure,” he said. “They will all fold to sponsors. They will all fold to money because they are all in over their eyeballs are debt … the only reason why Phil was put on hiatus and not the rest is because it is a money-printing machine.” “

 

 

Fans Go Online To ‘Bring Back Phil Robertson’

 

 

 

 

” Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has been suspended from the reality program but his fans are taking action.

  A&E suspended Robertson following remarks he made in the January issue of GQ magazine where he says homosexuality is a sin along with bestiality and promiscuity.

  Fans have turned to the social media to oppose the suspension, there are at least seven variations of “Bring Back Phil Robertson” pages on Facebook. The most popular among them had 300,000 likes as of early Thursday morning. 

  The leading “Bring Back Phil Robertson” Facebook page features a link to a Change.org petition calling on A&E networks to “end the wrongful suspension of Phil Robertson”; the petition had over 32,000 supporters early this morning. “

 

 

    CNS is right about the outpouring of support for Phil but wrong with regard to the most popular Facebook page . While “Bring Back Phil Robertson” may have hundreds of thousands of supporters , the “Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck Dynasty” page gained over a million likes in less than 24 hours and now stands at 1.39 million and growing . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gutfeld: ‘Knockout Game’ A Symptom Of Our Modern Decline

 

Greg Gutfeld Knockout Game

 

 

 

   The crowd at The Five call much needed attention to the growing frequency of a brutal street fad called the  “knockout game” or as it is increasingly being referred to , “polar bear hunting” . Over all we find it a very refreshing dose of sunshine on an otherwise deliberately media obscured act of sheer barbarism . For his part Gutfeld makes the obvious connection between the random acts of violence by these , mostly , young men against total strangers with the cheapening of society as a whole . He’s absolutely correct as anyone with half a mind and a data connection can see .

   While overall crime has been decreasing for years , the crimes that do occur have taken on a much more brutal and yet casual manifestation and Mr Gutfeld puts forth the undeniable proposition that the callous disregard for human rights , liberty and plain old common decency exhibited by these present day trolls is a direct reflection of the mores (or lack of) within our society today . 

    The money quote of the clip however belongs to Bob Bechel , who , believe it or not takes the harshest line of the lot against these savages and actually uses the word barbaric . The rest of the cast and the theme in general , though , take a somewhat PC stance in tiptoeing around the issue of race , motivations and the fact that the victims are predominantly white and the perpetrators mostly black . Still worth a view for both Gutfeld’s moralizing and Bechel’s demands for retribution .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rich 1% Oprah, Your Racism Is Showing; Bashir’s War On Sarah Palin

 

 

    Mr Dupree has the stones to take on a pair of the stupidest statements of the week that , had they been uttered by conservatives would have caused a major uproar and fueled demands for heads to roll , but since they were uttered by leftist darlings Oprah Winfrey and Martin Bashir the merit nary a raised eyebrow . Two of the mainstays of the Democratic party’s talking points , racism and the “war on women” have jumped the shark . Good for him for calling them both out .

 

 

 

HT/ IJR

 

 

 

 

 

 

It Begins: Major Newspapers In Reid’s And Obama’s Home States Call For Obamacare Repeal

 

Stop Digging

 

 

” The voters who vaulted both Barack Obama and Harry Reid to power and national office are seeing what must be shocking headlines today. On Thursday, the president offered an apology and an unworkable and possibly illegal “fix” to his troubled healthcare law. Today, the Chicago Tribune has had enough and wants the president’s signature law repealed.

In an editorial titled “Stop Digging. Demolish Obamacare” or “Stop Digging. Start Over,” the Chicago Tribune rips into Obama’s signature law.

For perhaps 5 million of those Americans thus far — estimates vary — the Washington-ordered cancellation of their policies is especially maddening. In the past these people took responsibility for their coverage and bought policies that balanced their needs, finances and personal choices. Congress and President Barack Obama, by enacting the Affordable Care Act, in effect ordered insurers to dismantle many of those individual plans — and cancel those policies.”

 

The Las Vegas Review-Journal was particularly harsh :

 

” The law is so deeply flawed, with so many components in direct conflict with one another, that tweaking just one part will accelerate its collapse.

The Obamacare debacle is just getting started — and it only gets worse from here. Repeal and replace.”

 

Obamcare Begs Repeal

 

You can read the complete editorials by clicking on the above screenshots . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conservative Conflict With Science On Evolution And Global Warming Has Been Exaggerated—While Liberals Get A Free Pass For Their Own Failings.

 

 

 

” In his first State of the Union Address in 1790, George Washington told Congress, “There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature.” He went on to call science “essential” to our nation. Two hundred and twenty years later, in his first inaugural address, Barack Obama vowed to “restore science to its rightful place.”

The president’s insinuation plays into the common perception in the media, electorate, and research community that Republicans are “anti-science.” I encountered that sentiment routinely in nearly a decade working for Republicans on Capitol Hill, and it has become more commonplace in the broader political discussion. Frequent offenders include Slate‘s Phil Plait,Mother Jones‘ Chris Mooney, HBO’s Bill Maher, a host of contributors at The Huffington Post, and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.

I’m the first to admit that there are elected Republicans with a terrible understanding of science—Representative Paul Broun of Georgia, an M.D. who claims evolution and the Big Bang are “lies straight from the pit of hell” is one rather obvious example—and many more with substantial room for improvement. But Republicans, conservatives, and the religious are no more uniquely “anti-science” than any other demographic or political group. It’s just that “anti-science” has been defined using a limited set of issues that make the right wing and religious look relatively worse. (As a politically centrist atheist, this claim is not meant to be self-serving.)”

 

   This is a fine piece that acknowledges the bias inherent in the media’s coverage of science . For once the Left is shown to have it’s own science failings while it is demonstrated that Liberal media control of the press has resulted in very slanted reporting on the Right’s beliefs in science . There is nothing really new about slanted media coverage of the Right but just having this article published in the Atlantic is change , of a sort .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Study: Gun Violence In Movies On The Rise

Movie Violence

 

” A new study finds there are even more shootings in PG-13 movies than in R rated films.

Researchers found that when the new ratings were introduced in 1984, gun violence in G films went down.

In R rated movies it stayed the same. But gun violence went up dramatically in PG-13 films.

Gun violence in PG-13 movies has more than tripled since 1985.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Ted Cruz, Part 1 – The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Senator Ted Cruz, Part 2 – The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

 

 

Wall Of Shame: 100 Left-Wing Millionaire And Billionaire Celebs

 

” Tired of hearing limousine liberals complain about how unjust our economic system is? I know I am. That’s why I compiled a very short list of left-wing radicals who can’t practice what they preach.

These 100 left-wing supporters of wealth redistribution made millions and even billions off the free enterprise system. Many supported the Celebrity President himself Barack Obama, who has ironically gotten quite wealthy preaching against ‘evil’ rich people. This is just a taste of left-wing hypocrisy: “

 

LWM1

    Don’t get us wrong . We have no problem with people getting rich . Just don’t use the bully pulpit your wealth affords you to criticize those who try to do the same .

Independent Journal Review has the rest

DHS OFFICIAL WHO ADVOCATED FOR GREENTECH LANDS JOB WITH MAJOR MCAULIFFE DONOR

 

 

 

” Politico reported on Saturday that Doug Smith, the Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary, who exchanged a series of emails with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe about GreenTech Automotive, has landed a new job with MWW, a high powered Washington D.C. public relations firm headed up by a major donor to McAuliffe’s gubernatorial campaign.

According to Politico, Smith “is joining MWW public affairs as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Washington office.” Acting DHS Secretary Rand Beers told Politico “Douglas has played a key role in leading DHS’s efforts in working with the private sector and strengthening the collaboration between the department and all of its private stakeholders from aviation security to intellectual property and all points in between.”

Smith has been heavily criticized by Republicans for playing an inappropriate role as McAuliffe’s advocate within the Department of Homeland Security. McAuliffe’s company, GreenTech Automotive, which he served as chairman from 2010 to 2012 and chairman emeritus since, is currently under investigation by the Inspector General’s Office of the DHS for inappropriate influence in the granting of temporary green cards and permanent visas within the DHS’s EB-5 foreign investors program.”

 

 

    The revolving door between the federal bureaucracy and corporate America spins out of control and the average citizen gets screwed in the process . Whether it’s journalists on the White House staff or golden parachute jobs in the private sector for past helpful government bureaucrats , the old boy’s network takes care of their own .

 

 

 

 

 

 

90 Miles From Tyranny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama Gets No Questions At Presser On ObamaCare Rollout

Or Shutdown Theater

 

 


” It ran for one hour and six minutes, with 12 different reporters being called on — although, notably, not Ed Henry of Fox News — and between them they couldn’t muster one question about the catastrophe that is Healthcare.gov or the spectacle of National Park Rangers locking senior-citizen tourists out of war memorials and/or inside their hotels. I admit that, near the end of it, when Twitter was already starting to buzz about the oh-fer on this week’s two unhappy topics, I started rooting for the press corps to ignore them, not unlike how you might root for an opposing pitcher when he’s throwing a perfect game against your team in the ninth. On the one hand, it’s a disaster for your interests; on the other hand, you’re seeing something historic in process. Today, we all witnessed a perfecto — no runs, no hits, not the barest insinuation in front of a national television audience that the federal government’s behavior towards the public this week has alternated between almost literally unbelievable incompetence and vindictiveness. Amazing.”

 

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Meet Chokwe Lumumba , Black Separatist Mayor Of Jackson Mississippi

 

 

 

” Voters in Jackson, Miss., a mid-sized city in the heart of the Deep South, have picked a Democrat as their mayor. What’s different about this individual is that he is a former leader of the Republic of New Afrika, a group dedicated to creating an independent black nation out of five southern states.

Now leading the city of about 175,000 is Chokwe Lumumba – who has a long history of radical activism and whose plans for the largest city in Mississippi could be called “revolutionary.”

A co-founder of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, which promotes black “self-determination,” Lumumba was sworn in on July 1, after winning 86 percent of the vote in the general election.

Lumumba also has earned the highest praise from the Final Call, the official publication of the Nation of Islam, which called his electoral victory one of the “most important progressive political victories on a long list of important political leaders.” “

 

 

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Leftist Memes And Their Media Enablers

 

 

” In contrast to intransigence on the right, which proudly proclaims its refusal to budge come hell or high water, the liberal Democrats’ brand of intransigence disguises itself as devotion to dialogue, conformity to morality, and reliance on reason. But their concept of dialogue is one-sided, the interpretation of morality constricted, and the progressive version of reason suffused with partisan judgments. The upshot is that progressives have managed to convince themselves that they are paragons of flexibility and open-mindedness while scorning those who diverge from the progressive party line.

President Obama exemplifies this sensibility. On the 2008 campaign trail he and his acolytes touted his ideological independence, inclination to reach across the aisle, and pragmatic approach to policy. And just the other day, in an interview with Politico, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi characterized the president as “open, practically apolitical, certainly nonpartisan, in terms of welcoming every idea and solution.” In reality, from the stimulus package and health care reform to the current Syria debacle, Obama’s favored approach to dealing with Republicans has been “my way or the highway,” even when, as in the case of Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons, his way veers this way and that.

Meanwhile, our predominantly progressive press corps fuels progressive intransigence. For example, Obama and congressional Republicans reached an agreement last December in which each side could claim an important victory: Republicans impelled the president to make permanent the Bush tax cuts for 98 percent of earners and the president forced Republicans to agree to tax increases on the highest-earning 2 percent.

Left-leaning pundits nevertheless disparaged GOP concessions as caving while praising the president for holding firm. That asymmetric message was bound to encourage intransigence in both camps but not in symmetrical fashion. Conservatives recognized that they will be damned if they do compromise and progressives saw that they will not be damned if they don’t.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Federalist Papers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Independent Review Board To Testify On Benghazi Attack This Week Rep Trey Gowdy (R-SC)

Published on Sep 15, 2013

” Search For Answers On Benghazi Continues One Year After Attack
Independent Review Board To Testify On Benghazi Attack This Week Rep Trey Gowdy (R-SC)”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russell Brand Kicked Out of GQ Awards For Pointing Out Hugo Boss Made Nazi Uniforms

 

 

” While speaking at GQ‘s Man of The Year Awards, Russell Brand thought it’d be hilarious to joke about the fact that Hugo Boss, the event’s sponsor, made a fortune selling uniforms to the Nazis. Which it was unless you’re an editor for GQ whose corporate sponsor you (accurately) linked to one of the most historic genocides in the history of man. Via The Daily Mail:
While on stage, Brand told the gathered celebrities and politicians, ‘If anyone knows a bit about history and fashion, you know it was Hugo Boss who made uniforms for the Nazis.’
He then added, with less than subtle irony, ‘But they looked fucking fantastic, let’s face it, while they were killing people on the basis of their religion and sexuality.’

Shortly afterwards, Brand was kicked out by the magazine’s editor, Dylan Jones. According to the comedian’s Twitter feed, the two men exchanged angry words, with Jones saying, ‘What you did was very offensive to Hugo Boss.’ Brand replied, ‘What Hugo Boss did was very offensive to the Jews.’ “

 

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