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Employee Morale at CNN Collapses

Employee morale at the Washington offices of CNN is at a low point after another series of layoffs and buyouts. On Monday, Politico reported that last Friday, when hundreds of CNN employees lost their jobs, “people were crying all over the bureau” for departing co-workers. “Morale at the CNN Washington Bureau is about as strong as it is inside the Redskins’ locker room–and the management is just as bad,” a CNN staffer told the news site. … Read entire article »

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After Six Years Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett Finally Scrutinized by Media

After the shellacking that President Obama received at the hands of voters in the midterm elections, his chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett, is finding herself on the hot seat.  Over the weekend, two articles in outlets that are usually friendly to the White House singled her out as a major problem. One piece slams her as the “Obama whisperer,” and another flat-out advises Obama to fire her. Jarrett has been with the Obamas since their political launch … Read entire article »

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Washington Post Fact Checker Relies on Dictionary to Protect Jeanne Shaheen

On Monday, the Washington Post Fact Checker issued four Pinocchios to an anti-amnesty ad blasting Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) for aligning 99% of the time with President Obama—a man who has promised executive amnesty for illegal immigrants. Embarrassingly, the Post’s pedantic review invoked that most outmoded of rhetorical tropes—the old grammar school “According to Webster’s Dictionary…” side-step—as it performed linguistic gymnastics in an attempt to refute an ad whose premise is patently true. The ad, which … Read entire article »

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Media: Judicial Watch Was Correct on Obama Ebola Report

The White House seems to be trying to back away—at least publicly—from potential plans to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment.  Recently, I sent a troubling Judicial Watch report that the Obama administration was actively formulating a proposal to bring Ebola patients into the United States for treatment within the first days of diagnosis. It is unclear who would bear the high costs of transporting and treating non-citizen Ebola patients. The plans reportedly include … Read entire article »

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Huffington Post Takes Disciplinary Actions Against Editors and Writers

A series of disciplinary actions against editors and writers rocked Huffington Post last week, leaving disgruntled employees and a website chief defending Arianna Huffington’s actions.  In one case, Huffington punished editors for an article accusing CNN’s Fareed Zakaria of plagiarism, leaving employees claiming that she is just lashing out at employees who upset her friends. Insiders have leaked their displeasure with management’s decisions to deal out suspensions to several employees and for putting at least one … Read entire article »

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More Fareed Zakaria Plagiarism Charges: Watchdogs Find 26 New Instances on CNN Show

CNN host Fareed Zakaria has been accused of plagiarism again. Our Bad Media, the group that brought down left-wing Buzzfeed’s Benny Johnson before National Review hired him, found that “two dozen episodes of Fareed Zakaria GPS contain content that has been lifted without proper attribution or sourcing – including one he earned a Peabody for.” Zakaria’s November 2011 “Peabody-award winning special on education,” Our Bad Media noted, “lifts from the Washington Post, CNN, and McKinsey.” In another instance, … Read entire article »

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CNN, Washington Post: The Roger Goodells of Plagiarism

Any whiff of scandal from any American institution and you can bet CNN and The Washington Post will demand accountability, an investigation and full transparency. The ongoing NFL scandal, for example. In-between calling for his head, both the Post and CNN are demanding full transparency from commissioner Roger Goodell. But when it comes to a serious plagiarism scandal in their own house, CNN and the Post dummy up into a bunker mode that makes Goodell … Read entire article »

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Shylock & Wongs: 3 Incidents of Democrat Bigotry In 3 Weeks – Media Mum

An aging rocker calls Obama a name, and CNN goes insane to boost Democrat gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis. Republican Trent Lott flatters a hundred year-old man, the media frenzies until he’s ousted from his leadership position in the Senate. A sitting Republican Senator uses a racial slur and The Washington Post bedevils him out of office.   This is something we see from the media time and again … unless of course Democrats are caught doing … Read entire article »

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Ratings: 'Meet the Press' Falls Back to Third but Still Improves

With the debut of a new host and a presidential appearance in the runup to Obama’s pre-emptive war in Iraq, it would have been impossible for Meet the Press to achieve anything other than first place two weeks ago, which it did. Chuck Todd’s second week saw a return to third place behind CBS’ Face the Nation and ABC’s This Week. The silver lining, though, is that the Meet the Press ratings still improved: “Meet the Press … Read entire article »

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CNN Chief Zucker Has 'Complete Confidence' in Plagiarist Zakaria

Although a growing number of media outlets, including Politico, Esquire, and The Week, have declared CNN’s Fareed Zakaria a plagiarist, CNN chief Jeff Zucker told Politico Tuesday that, “We continue to have complete confidence in Fareed.” “We continue to have complete confidence in Fareed,” Zucker told POLITICO after a luncheon with reporters on Tuesday. When pressed further if that meant Zakaria would continue appearing on CNN, Zucker repeated that they have complete confidence in the host. Over … Read entire article »

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Politico Staffers Begin Circling Wagons to Ensure Hillary's Not Vetted

Brace yourselves. It looks as though it’s going to be 2008 and 2012 all over again — where a 50 year-old GOP haircut and a 35-year-old GOP rock are big news, but Hillary will get a sweet mainstream media pass when it comes to vetting her past and formative years. Worse, any attempt by New Media to do the vetting the MSM won’t will be met with equal parts wrist-flicking and mockery. Oh, and once … Read entire article »

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AP: It's Not Plagiarism When Scott Walker's Democrat Opponent Does It

Mary Burke, Scott Walker’s gubernatorial opponent in Wisconsin, plagiarized large swaths of her jobs plan from previous Democrat candidates. As first reported at BuzzFeed, huge chunks, full paragraphs were copied almost word for word by the Democrat without attribution. After plagiarizing the jobs program, Burke then went out of her way to take credit for it: I’ve read through a lot of economic development plans in putting together this plan and none of them were four … Read entire article »

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Atlantic Reporter Compares Palin to Burqa-Wearing Taliban Supporter

Unfortunately I don’t possess the intellectual nuance required to grasp why an elite leftwing journalist  would think it was okay to compare a female governor and mother of five to a burqa-wearing Taliban supporter brandishing a pistol. Apparently, Jeffrey Goldberg’s intellectual superiority is so superior only dogs can hear it: — — (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Goldberg deleted the tweet.  He didn’t apologize. Because that would be an admission that comparing a conservative woman to a terrorist supporter is … Read entire article »

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Esquire: 'CNN Employs, Gives Airtime To, Defends a Plagiarist'

Thanks to The Week and Esquire, there are now two more cracks in the conspiracy of silence being mounted by a mainstream media desperate to protect Fareed Zakaria from any fallout over his documented serial plagiarism. Zakaria’s most egregious sins have been broadcast on CNN. Despite the evidence and expert opinion of those who specialize in the ethics of journalism, CNN’s only response to the scandal has been to release and re-release the same happy … Read entire article »

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Rioters Throw Molotov Cocktails at Police in Ferguson — Again

Reported by Warner Todd Huston, 1:23 AM EST:  Police have ordered us out of the zone set aside for media during the #Ferguson curfew hours. via @JeffBernthal — FOX2now (@FOX2now) August 18, 2014 Reported by Warner Todd Huston, 1:22 AM EST: MSNBC claims that one protester was killed tonight in clashes with police. At least 1 dead as violence engulfs #Ferguson. Latest details from on the ground: http://t.co/UDgjnunbL2 — msnbc (@msnbc) August 18, 2014 Reported by Warner Todd Huston, … Read entire article »

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Left-Wing 'New York' Mag: We May Look Back on Obama's Executive Amnesty 'with Regret'

Even left-wing commentator Jonathan Chait at the liberal New York magazine warned his fellow liberals of the unintended consequences of President Barack Obama’s potential executive amnesty. After an article’s worth of his typical partisanship, Chait begrudgingly cautions liberals to be careful what they wish for. “To think that the cycle will end here, and that a future president won’t claim more expansive and disturbing powers to selectively enforce the law, requires an optimism not borne out by … Read entire article »

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The Friends – and Paymasters – of Alan Pyke

I wonder if Hillary Rodham Clinton has ever met Alan Pyke. Nobody who knows for sure—not Clinton, not Pyke—is returning my calls. But Clinton and Pyke certainly have a lot of friends in common—friends who would inevitably fill up a future Hillary Clinton White House. Yup, Pyke is right there in the middle of well-funded “progressive” activism, and so who knows: Maybe Pyke himself would end up in the Clinton 45 administration. You remember Alan Pyke, … Read entire article »

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Huffington Post Reporter in Ferguson Asks if Ear Plugs Are 'Rubber Bullets'

A Huffington Post reporter whose profile has been elevated by his arrest in Ferguson, Missouri while covering protests and riots in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death mistook ear plugs for rubber bullets Sunday. Ryan J. Reilly, who was arrested Wednesday night after police asked him to leave a McDonald’s as protesters closed in, learned the hard way that Twitter can be a place where your thumbs move faster than your mind—and where every mistake you … Read entire article »

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Strange Bedfellows Unite Against Executive Amnesty

As President Barack Obama gets closer to possibly enacting massive executive amnesty, liberals and conservatives concerned about executive overreach have strangely united against him. In a New Republic article, Jonathan Cohn observed that Ross Douthat of the New York Times, who has warned about Obama’s “Caesarism” and the media’s enabling of it; Bloomberg’s Megan McArdle; and the left-wing Jonathan Chait, the New York magazine writer who said liberals may look back on it “with regret,” have agreed on an issue for … Read entire article »

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Yahoo! News Publishes Photos of Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson

It has been a week since unrest erupted in Missouri after a Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, shot and killed teenager Michael Brown. Now, after Yahoo! News combed the Facebook page of Officer Wilson’s father, the first photos of the officer have gone public. The Ferguson Police Department took days to release the identity of Officer Wilson because of death threats, and no photo of Wilson had been made public until Yahoo! did so on … Read entire article »

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