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Boston Shut Down As One Bombing Suspect Dead, One On The Run

One Boston marathon bombing suspect is dead and one is on the run after a morning shootout with police.

” Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left one of them dead and another still at large Friday, authorities said as the manhunt intensified for a young man described as a dangerous terrorist.

In Boston, still on edge over the attack on the marathon, and its western suburbs, authorities suspended mass transit and urged people to stay indoors as they searched for a man seen wearing a white baseball cap on surveillance footage from Monday’s deadly bombing at the marathon finish line.

The suspects were identified to The Associated Press as coming from the Russian region near Chechnya, which has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars. A law enforcement intelligence bulletin obtained by the AP identified the surviving bomb suspect as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old who had been living in Cambridge, just outside Boston, and said he “may be armed and dangerous.”

CNN is reporting that the two suspects are brothers. NBC is reporting that 26-year-old Tamerlan Tzarnaev is the suspect who was killed.”

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Viewers Bash News Media For Bungled Boston Bomb Suspect Story

 

 

” Oops. TV networks and other media are red-faced after a tough day in the Boston bombing investigation.

Viewers unloaded on CNN after the cable network mistakenly reported Wednesday that a suspect was in custody. But the FBI and Boston police later said such reports were wrong. Online and on TV, CNN attempted to walk back its earlier reporting.

“CNN has now thrown it to a panel to discuss how the President should fix CNN,” Deadspin columnist Drew Magary sarcastically tweeted.

“CNN: the Twitter of cable news media,” tweeted @travisgster. “Only without the finely honed accuracy. #cnnfail#runcartoonsinstead.”

“Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate,” the FBI wrote in a midday statement. “Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting.”

But in the fray of a highly competitive story, that’s like begging the paparazzi to respect a celebrity’s privacy.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smear Merchants: Media Damage Their Reputations Covering Boston Marathon Bombings

 

 

” Numerous media outlets jumped on the horrific Boston marathon bombings to levy unfounded accusations and smear-job insinuations that “right-wing” extremists and even the GOP were possibly responsible.

At least two dead and 130 injured in two major explosions? Time to attack our political enemies? How about we report what actually happened and stop speculating.

This is becoming common practice in the mainstream media; particularly over the last four years. Whenever there is a tragedy, before researching what happened, even supposedly credible outlets decide to attack their ideological opponents.

Here is CNN’s Wolf Blitzer musing aloud on air if Patriot’s Day had anything to do with the bombings and allowing his guest Mike Brooks to wander into this territory in unwarranted fashion:”

 

 

All the usual suspects make an appearance . Read the whole thing .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CNN Article Admits Gun Accidents Among Children Are Literally 1 In A Million

 

 

 

” CNN ran an article on the front page of its website today in which the topic of parents asking about guns prior to playdates and sleepovers.

The article said more parents are asking the question about gun ownership and storage before letting children go to a friend’s home.

What is surprising is that CNN actually admitted the following in the article.

Despite incidents such as the recent death of a 6-year-old New Jersey boy shot in the head by a 4-year-old playmate, as well as the accidental shooting of a Tennessee sheriff’s deputy’s wife by a 4-year-old boy, accidental firearms deaths are rare among children.

According to the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 703 children under the age of 15 died in accidental firearms deaths between 2001 and 2010, the latest year for which the agency’s statistics on fatalities are available. During the same period, 7,766 children under the age of 14 suffered accidental firearms injuries — about one injury for every million children.

Injuries (note, that is injuries, not deaths) occur at a rate of around 1 in 1,000,000.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Show’s Jon Stewart Absolutely Rips CNN To Shreds

 

 

 

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MSNBC: 85% OPINION/COMMENTARY

 

 

” Pew Research has a new State of the Media 2013 report which finds that MSNBC’s output contains far more opinion than news. This chart shows the balance at all three cable networks:”

 

 

 

 

” The methodology Pew used was to survey stories and categorize them based on the percentage of information vs. opinion. Any story which contained 25 percent opinion or more was labeled commentary/opinion, while a story with less was labeled “factual reporting.” ”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CNN CONTRIBUTOR COMPARES RAND PAUL TO KKK

 

 

 

 

 

” It’s bad enough CNN would give all kinds of broadcast time to a cop killer-defender who signed a petition blaming the Bush Administration for 9/11 (but didn’t really sign it). But CNN’s left-wing radical (who was too radical for even the Obama Administration that fired him) is showing no signs of moderation, professionalism, or even decency. Back in October Van Jones called Mitt Romney a “douche” twice on the air. Now, as first reported at Twitchy.com, Jones is publicly comparing KY Sen. Rand Paul to the KKK: ”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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President Obama Denies He Can Use Force to ‘Jedi Mind-Meld’ Congress

 

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” President Obama met with the media after a seven minute discussion with Congress on the $85 billion sequester cuts. The president said that he couldn’t use a ‘Jedi mind-meld’ to force Congress to come to an agreement.

CNN’S JESSICA YELLIN: “Mr. President, to your question what could you do, first of all, couldn’t you just have them down here [Congressmen], and refuse to let them leave the room [laughter] until you have a deal?”

PRESIDENT: “I am not a dictator, I’m the President.”

 

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DAVID GERGEN SAYS HE BELIEVES THE PRESIDENT IS INTENTIONALLY HARMING THE COUNTRY

 

 

 

 

 
” From Rush:
RUSH: So now we want to go back to the audio sound bites, and let’s move forward here to audio sound bite number 14.

This is David “Rodham” Gergen last night on Anderson Cooper 69. Question: “It’s kind of boggling the mind here that here we are facing yet another crisis, and congressional leaders aren’t even meeting with the president ’til Friday when the cuts already take effect.”

GERGEN: Americans are turned off and tuned out of what’s going on. They are now increasingly saying, “Look, why can’t both of these sides get together? That’s what we thought we, uhh, voted for back in the election, and it’s — it’s worse now than it was.” I cannot remember a time when we’ve been so leaderless, that nobody is stepping up and taking the reins.

RUSH: Whoa! That would include Obama. You got David “Rodham” Gergen saying that Obama’s is not acting like a leader, and this time around the American people are blaming him, not just the Republicans. That’s what David “Rodham” Gergen is afraid is gonna happen. Here’s what he says it in the next sound bite. Anderson Cooper says, “Is the president crying wolf over all of this?”

GERGEN: No, I don’t think they’re crying wolf. I think they’re quite intentionally allowing cuts to go on that are gonna be painful, and that’s what’s irresponsible. It was this White House that proposed this bill with this rigidities built into it. They now come out and tell us, “Well, it is going to shut down the airline traffic. It’s gonna make it impossible to travel. It’s gonna shut down meat inspectors.” For goodness’ sakes, we gotta keep a carrier in port because of these tiny cuts? My goodness! The role of the president is first and foremost to protect the citizenry. Why put the country through the wringer? I think now the blame is shared on this one. I think the Democrats and the president deserve as much blame as the Republicans do on this one, and they both have a responsibility to get us out of this mess.

RUSH: That was last night on CNN. Has anybody seen David Gergen today? I haven’t. Anybody seen him? This is unheard of. The president of the United States was just called out last night on CNN by David Gergen. He’s basically saying this is not necessary. These cuts are minuscule. This is being done to purposely harm this country. The only saving grace that Gergen can rely on here is that he is sharing the blame. He’s spreading the blame, including the Republicans in this. So that kind of takes Obama off the… well, takes the heat off him a little bit.

But, man, I mean, I don’t think they’re crying wolf. They’re intentionally allowing cuts to go on that are gonna be painful, and that’s what’s irresponsible. It was this White House that proposed this bill with these rigidities built into it, and now they come and tell us, gonna shut down the airlines traffic, impossible to travel. Shut down meat inspectors. For goodness’ sakes, gotta keep a carrier in port because of these tiny cuts? My goodness, the role of the president is to protect the citizenry. Why put the country through the wringer? Then he says, “I think the blame is shared on this one.” Meaning, up until last night it was all the Republicans’ fault. But now David “Rodham” Gergen’s looking at this, and he… Look, the only conclusion you can come to here if you’re gonna look at this honestly. This is all Obama.

Now, he can’t admit that. But on this, this is all Obama. This is Obama’s idea. Obama has discretion over what is and is not cut. It is Obama putting the country through the wringer. It is Obama inflicting pain for his own political gain. He is inflicting pain for the express purpose of seeing to it the Republicans get blamed for it. And Gergen now understands what’s going on. Maybe he’s understood it all along and is just now saying it, because it’s gotten so ridiculous. And for somebody like Gergen who fashions himself as intellectually honest, he may have reached the wall here. He’s no longer able to intellectually defend this from the standpoint of defending Obama.

And folks, he’s dead right on this. None of this is necessary. These cuts are infinitesimal. There are areas of the budget that are filled with waste and fraud that he could cut. There are areas that don’t impact very important things that he could cut, but he’s choosing to say that he’s going to cut these areas that are going to really make life more difficult. The reason he’s doing this is because he knows the Republicans are going to get blamed for it. His sole objective is to eliminate any viable opposition. Mr. Gergen, in the first sound bite, says, “That’s what we thought we voted for back in the election. Why can’t both these sides get together?”

Mr. Gergen, if I may — I don’t know I don’t have any credibility with you and the mainstream media in Washington, but there is no getting together. The Republicans and Democrats have not one thing in common in this sequester or the fiscal cliff or any other budget deal. There’s not one thing the Republicans want that Obama wants, or vice versa. There is no overlapping of interests. And if there is, Obama does move the goalposts so that there isn’t anything that overlaps.

Go back and look. John Boehner gave him as much revenue as he was asking for in one of the fiscal cliff deals, and that’s when Obama upped the ante, wanted $500 billion more in tax increases, and Boehner walked away. There is no common ground. There will be no bipartisanship, because that’s not what Obama wants. Folks, it’s sad to admit this, but I’ve seen enough focus group data. The low-information voters do indeed want cooperation between the two parties. They really do. To them, that’s golden. That’s what they want, and that’s precisely why it isn’t gonna happen, because the ultimate objective of President Obama is continued chaos that he can blame on the Republicans.

At the end of the day he wants the chaos. He wants the unsettledness. He wants the unrest because he wants the Republicans blamed for it. He wants to be seen as the great compromiser. He wants to be seen as the guy trying to fix this. He wants to be seen as the man who’s doing everything he can to fix these problems. But it’s the Republicans. And that’s why they got mad at Woodward, because Woodward accused them of moving the goalposts and making deals impossible. And that’s why Sperling threatened Woodward, because Woodward gave up the game. Woodward explained for anybody paying attention what Obama’s actually do. He’s moving the goalposts. He’s making a deal impossible. That’s why Sperling threatened Woodward. “

 

 

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BOB WOODWARD: A ‘Very Senior’ White House Person Warned Me I’d ‘Regret’ What I’m Doing

 

 

 

” Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a “very senior person” at the White House warned him in an email that he would “regret doing this,” the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester.

CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined.

“It makes me very uncomfortable to have the White House telling reporters, ‘You’re going to regret doing something that you believe in,'” Woodward said.”

Did Police Order Media Blackout To Cover Up Plan To Kill Dorner?

 

 

 

 

 

” Audio which indicates police involved in the siege against Christopher Dorner deliberately planned to set fire to the fugitive’s cabin was preceded by an attempt by authorities to impose a media blackout in an apparent effort to cover up the chain of events that led to Dorner’s death.

As the standoff reached its height, Big Bear-area police scanners were disabled online in order to “ensure officer safety.” However, the feeds were not cut until after police were clearly heard discussing plans to “go ahead with the plan with the burners,” while on another audio feed from a local news broadcast, cops were heard shouting, “burn this motherfucker.”

At around the same time, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer announced that police had asked news networks not to film live footage of the scene.”

 

“We Are All Chris Dorner”? Left-Wing Sickos Support Accused Cop Killer

 

We Are All Chris Dorner

 

   While we have no sympathy for the looming police state , of which LAPD is a prime purveyor , if Dorner was truly wronged we do not believe that killing innocents to prove your point is any different than the methods employed by terrorists the world over . It should come as no surprise however , given the left’s penchant for supporting the likes of Hezbollah and Hamas that they regard Christopher Dorner as a hero .

 

” Since former cop, Christopher Dorner allegedly shot and killed one police officer and injured two others,last Thursday,  police have been on a manhunt. He left behind a long manifesto spelling out his far left leanings, which include support for gun control, and admiration for the president, vice president, Hillary Clinton, and media personalities at CNN and MSNBC. Part one and two of the manifesto here and here.

Via Weasel Zippers, we find that left wingers on Facebook are rallying behind their cop-killing hero.

It’s hard to believe but there are those out there who sympathize with the man targeting police officers.

One Facebook page is proclaiming Dorner for president. “We propose electing a man who could no longer sit idly by and watch as malicious tyrants abuse the innocent.”

The description on “We Are All Chris Dorner” chillingly says, “Yes, this is war.”

Keep reading…

News Media Scrub Cop Murderer’s Manifesto of Pro-Obama, Hillary, MSNBC, CNN, Gay, and Anti-Gun Comments

” I’ve been following closely the news story about Chris Dorner, who is now suspected of murdering three people, including one police officer, and shooting another two police officers. He is targeting police and their families for what he says is a corrupt system that robbed him of his name and his life.

You can read all the details here.

However, I started noticing that some of the details the media was talking about didn’t fit the released manifesto I’ve read everywhere. Especially interesting, is that KFI’s morning news regurgitator Bill Handel had mentioned some pro-Obama comments and anti-NRA sentiments in the manifesto.

But these weren’t in the copy that KFI themselves released – see for yourself.

This video from FOX News Los Angeles reports that the manifesto was 22 pages long, while the manifesto released was only 11.”

Complete , unedited manifesto here 

Slaying Suspect Dorner Lauds Piers Morgan; CNN Host Blames ‘Deranged Criminality

” Gun-control advocate and CNN host Piers Morgan found himself in an uncomfortable situation Thursday after hearing rogue cop Chris Dorner, who allegedly killed a police officer and two others, was a big fan of his.

“The LA cop-killer murder spree has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with deranged criminality. I hope they catch him asap,” Mr. Morgan tweeted a little over an hour ago.

A bizarre manifesto by Mr. Dorner was first published by KTLA-TV, where he praised President Obama and his gun control efforts, along with media that touted those efforts, such as Mr. Morgan.”

Dick Morris Fired by Fox? CNN to Get Scoop Tonight

” On Tuesday, Fox confirmed rumors Morris would not have an official role at the network. Morris’ contract with Fox expired on Sunday.

“His contract is up and we will not be renewing it, ” a Fox spokesperson said.The Morris announcement comes in the wake of Fox’s decision not torenew Sarah Palin’s contract.

The network did announce that former Bush White House adviser Karl Rove had been renewed as a contributor. The network also signed on former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich as a contributor.”

Out with the firebrands , in with the establishment toadies

 

   Looks like Rupert has decided to suck up to the powers that be and turn Fox into a popular version of MSNBC . Given statements he has made recently I guess that shouldn’t come as such a surprise . 

Editors Note : While we’ve never considered Clinton stooge Dick Morris a conservative , we will give him credit for aging into something of an anti-establishment free spirit and though still not to be thoroughly trusted , he exhibits a much greater understanding of the way the Tea Party/average, freedom loving American feels than does a “true conservative” GOP flunky like Karl Rove . 

 

 

 

 

Ted Nugent Destroys Piers Morgan One More Time in New Interview

 

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“Ninety-nine point nine percent of the gun owners of America are wonderful people that you are hanging around with here today. Perfectly safe. Perfectly harmless. Wonderful, loving, generous, giving, caring people. Would you leave us the hell alone? Go after the nut jobs, go after the murderers, because I don’t know any.”

CNN Axes Soledad O’Brien Because Her Audience Was “Too Ethnic?”

 

 

 

” “They fired her for attracting too many minority viewers?  And I thought Norman Lear changed television!!!!  What the hell kind of retrograde backward-ass outfit is CNN running over there?!  I haven’t seen this kind of outright racist thuggery since last night, ’round about 7:30, down by the Gatherin’ Bole at Skeeter’s Haller.”

If you ever wonder how in the hell Piers Morgan manages to stay on with his dollar-store ratings, well:  Not too ethnic, if you know what I mean.”

 

 

 

TINA TURNER TO BECOME SWISS CITIZEN

” Turner has often spoken fondly of the European nation, and she was previously quoted telling German publication Blick, “I’m very happy in Switzerland, and I feel at home here. … I cannot imagine a better place to live.”

The diva isn’t the only star to give up citizenship of her native country — Gerard Depardieu famously accepted a Russian passport earlier this year after fiercely criticizing politicians in France over plans to hike up taxes for the country’s most wealthy residents.”

Meanwhile in the US …

(CNN) — Phil Mickelson, aka Lefty, is thinking of leaving California and perhaps America because, according to his own reckoning, he is facing tax rates of 62% or 63%. Mickelson, probably the second-most-famous professional golfer in the world after Tiger Woods, later backed off from his initial comments about making “drastic changes.

” Mickelson’s instinctive reactions to high tax rates, even if his math may be a bit muddled, are sound and sensible ones. Tiger Woods certainly agrees with him.

Lefty has a point — high tax rates create disincentives. If the rates are high enough, people react by moving. This should not surprise us: American companies have been fleeing our shores for years, in droves. “

He didn’t “back off” so much as he said he should have kept his opinion to himself

” “I think that it was insensitive to talk about it publicly to those people who are not able to find a job, that are struggling paycheck to paycheck,” Mickelson said. “I think that was insensitive to discuss it in that forum.”

He didn’t apologize for what he said — only that he said it.

“I shouldn’t have taken advantage of the forum that I have as a professional golfer to try to ignite change over these issues,” Mickelson said.”

  Spoken like a true gentleman … a gentleman that understands the principles of the free market and the punishment of hard work that our present tax code represents .

Photos: Dakar Rally 2013

 

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More Guns = More Murders? A Myth. More Guns = Fewer Murders

 

 

 

 

” In the wake of the recent shootings, the liberal media have concluded we need more gun control. President Obama just signed 23 executive actions related to guns, and promises to do more later.

To them the logic seems obvious, that more guns mean more deaths, suicides, and accidents.

And the U.S. supposedly has very high murder rates, they argue, because our nation is teeming with guns. So with stricter gun control, we would suffer fewer murders and less violence.

As Charles Blow recently claimed in the New York Times: “America has the highest gun homicide rate, the highest number of guns per capita …”

Or as the New York Times earlier this month put forward the notion: “Generally, if you live in a civilized society, more guns mean more death.” The claim is all over the news from CNN to various “Fact Check” articles.

It would be nice if things were that simple. The evidence — and there is plenty of it — points to the very opposite, that cutting access to guns mainly disarms law-abiding citizens, making criminals’ lives easier. Guns let potential victims defend themselves when the police aren’t there.

First, let’s just be clear that lots of nations, including “civilized” ones, suffer from both higher overall murder and gun murder rates. Indeed, we are very far from the top.

In 2011, the U.S. murder rate was 4.7 per 100,000 people, the gun murder rate was 3.1.

Much of Eastern Europe; most of Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa; all but one South American nation; and all of Central America and Mexico suffer even higher murder rates than we do. For example, despite very strict gun control, Russia’s and Brazil’s homicide rates over the last decade averaged about four to five times higher than ours.

Indeed, if you are going to look across all nations and not just a select few, what you find is that the nations with the strictest gun control tend to have higher murder rates. “

 

Rand Paul To Introduce Bill Nullifying Obama’s Executive Orders On Guns

 

  While it may only be symbolic it’s heartening to know that someone in DC is paying attention .

 

Via the Daily Caller, a teaser for his appearance on “Hannity” later tonight. If I didn’t know better, I’d say that a guy who just visited Israel and is now talking about blocking executive overreach on gun-grabbing just might be running for president in 2016.

The bill will go nowhere but conservatives will appreciate the gesture:

“I’m told Sen. Rand Paul will introduce language within hours, within hours, to call for the nullification and prohibition of funding for the president’s executive actions announced today and possibly even using the federal courts to nullify and defund some of the things that he plans on doing,” [Fox News host Eric] Bolling said.

[A] Capitol Hill source told TheDC that Paul’s legislation is expected to do three things: nullify Obama’s executive orders, defund them and ask the Senate to file a court challenge to them.

At the very least, if he can figure out a way to bring this to the floor, it’ll be fun to see how Democrats whose seats are up next year will vote on it. Word on the Hill is that Reid might not even force a vote on the assault-weapons ban lest it prove too difficult for red-state Dems’ reelection campaigns. (According to aCNN poll released today, the recent surge of support for gun control is already starting to fade.)

 

Immigration Group Calls For Piers Morgan to be Fired Over ‘Murder’ Comments

 

” RELATED: CNN’s Piers Morgan to be taken off air? – http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/cnns-piers-morgan-to-be-taken-off-air/#Iy91IPvLGhwPblR3.99

This is over the top and I’ve never seen anything like this. People are on the Piers Morgan show on CNN openly joking about murdering Alex Jones with an assault rifle.

Please contact CNN and demand that Piers Morgan be fired for this….

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Wait for a human operator to come on the line at 404.827.1500

 

Just found out you can also send in your request for Piers Morgan to be fired to
vcm@cnn.com “

 

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Video: Secret Gun-Rights Provision In ObamaCare?

 

Obamacare Gun Registration

 

 

 

” By golly, Nancy Pelosi was right — they didn’t know what was in ObamaCare until it passed! Of course, in this case all she needed to do was ask her buddy Harry Reid, who apparently sandbagged his party’s gun-control wing by inserting an interesting clause in the 2800-page bill that no one in Congress bothered to read before voting on it. CNN’s Jim Acosta reveals the restriction on firearms-registration data collection built into the 2010 law: ”