For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Democrat Congresswoman admits in public what healthcare reform is all about! (h/t Ace):
On the Today show of April 30, 2009, VP Joe Biden tells Matt Lauer that in light of the swine flu epidemic, he would advise family members not to travel by plane or train.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: ABC outs CIA's interrogation psychologists.
According to current and former government officials, the CIA's secret waterboarding program was designed and assured to be safe by two well-paid psychologists now working out of an unmarked office building in Spokane, Washington.
Topics in today's show: The public reacts to President Obama releasing CIA memos on interrogation, John Kerry wants to bailout newspapers, scientists now claim that fat people are a cause of global warming, and Susan Boyle receives praise far and wide. Love the show? Then help spread the word by embedding it on your blog or telling your friends on Myspace and Facebook.
<div style="float: right"><object height="194" width="240"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=yd6U6Unz8z&c1=0x376966&... name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=yd6U6Unz8z&c1=0x376966&... allowfullscreen="true" height="194" width="240"></embed></object></div>The morning after the media's "enchanted" evening with President Obama's 100-day press conference, Media Research Center Director of Research Rich Noyes appeared on the April 30 "America's Newsroom" to do a post-mortem of the media's fawning over the nation's 44th president. [audio <a href="http://media.eyeblast.org/newsbusters/static/2009/04/2009-04-30-FNC-Noye... target="_blank">excerpt here</a>]<p>The segment began with a discussion of New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny's fawning question about what enchanted Obama the most in his first 100 days.: </p><blockquote><p>MEGYN KELLY, Fox News anchor: So, you know, it's prime real estate when you get to ask one of these questions as a reporter at these White House press conferences. He doesn't call on all the reporters. Every question counts, and the White House press corps sort of relies on one another to get to the heart of the matter so that all the most important things are asked. Does this qualify? How enchanted he was in his first 100 days?!</p><p>RICH NOYES, Media Research Center: I'm not sure if it really does. You're right. I cannot imagine the press asking George W. Bush what enchanted him the most about his time in the White House. I believe their mantra kept asking him to define all his mistakes and apologize for them, was sort of the routine question they'd bring up to him.</p>
Yesterday Media Research Center President Brent Bozell sat down for a chat via Skype with Breitbart.tv "B-cast" anchors Scott Baker and Liz Stephans. You can watch the video here or in the embed below the page break.
The topic: preliminary findings in an MRC study on the media's treatment of President Obama's first 100 days.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: swine flu.How serious do you think this is? Are media and governments overreacting, or giving it the proper attention?Have you changed any of your behaviors or travel plans?
For general discussion and debate. Air Force One does highspeed fly by over Manhattan!
Topics in today's show: President Obama's first 100 days, CNN's coverage of President Obama's first 100 days, Airtran will start flying to Cuba, and Mia Farrow is going on a hunger strike. Love the show? Then help spread the word by embedding it on your blog or telling your friends on Myspace and Facebook. Think you're funny? Send your (short) jokes to newsbusted at dialognewmedia.com.
"The liberal media deserve the Tammy Wynette Award for their coverage of Obama’s radical agenda, as they continue to devotedly stand by their man," quipped Media Research Center President and NewsBusters Publisher Brent Bozell in an April 27 statement.[see bottom of post for full press release]
"For the pro-Obama liberal media, the Obama honeymoon is nowhere near over," Bozell argued, reacting to the results of a study in which MRC analysts looked at 852 stories on the Obama administration from January 20 through April 15 on ABC's World News, the CBS Evening News and the NBC Nightly News.
Among the key findings thus far, MRC analysts noticed that the media have actively worked to:
Thoughts about politics? Jim Geraghty notes a report on Chris Dodd from Connecticut: "At the well-attended annual meeting of the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, outgoing President Joe Greco’s comments about various dignitaries, including Gov. M. Jodi Rell, being unable to make it was followed by a crack about Dodd being available but the group asking him to stay away.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: you tell us.
CIA Director Leon Panetta and Pres. Obama at the Central Intelligence Agency, April 20, 2009.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Obama Administration to Release Detainee Abuse Photos to ACLU!
Topics in today's show: This recession could last longer than most, Arizona State University will now offer the Barack Obama scholarship, Fox cancels their Terminator series, and the NYT claims that Hezbollah is not a terrorist organization. Love the show? Then help spread the word by embedding it on your blog or telling your friends on Myspace and Facebook.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: you tell us!