The media have always been liberal, but never have they shown such obvious bias as in the 2012 election. Today, the book “Collusion” by Brent Bozell and Tim Graham is available online and in book stores. The authors present detailed evidence of the liberal media’s unmistakable – and highly successful -- efforts to reelect Barack Obama and to demonize his rival.
In the 2012 election, decades of liberal bias came to fruition in a bald-faced attempt by the so-called mainstream media to protect Barack Obama from his failures, trumpet his accomplishments, and discredit his GOP rivals.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued two rulings on the topic of gay marriage today, clearing the way for gay marriage to procede in California but avoiding the issue in other states by saying that federal courts had no right to rule on the matter since the state government had not decided to appeal the verdict of California's highest court striking down the law.
In a separate case, the court said that gays who are actually legally married cannot be denied federal benefits by the Defense of Marriage Act.
"The national news media are aiding and abetting a censorship campaign," regarding the "cascading" IRS scandal, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell argued on the June 21 edition of Fox Business Network's Varney & Co.
Bozell noted, for example, that only CBS's This Morning covered the fact that IRS officials received $70 million in employee bonuses this year, despite a White House order freezing such bonuses during the sequester cutbacks. [MP3 audio here; Watch the video of the segment following the page break]
"I am sick and tired of not getting answers from my government when my government is abusing my freedoms," NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told the crowd at yesterday's Tea Party Patriots-organized "Audit the IRS" rally outside the U.S. Capitol. "It is time to tell this nation's top cop, Attorney General Eric Holder, it's time to go. Fire Eric Holder!" the Media Research Center founder and president added to cries of "Fire Eric Holder!" from the crowd.
Closing his brief remarks, Bozell also asked rally participants to thank the few media outlets that had showed up for doing so, but then to demand that "the national news media that have been aiding and abetting this censorship" of the IRS scandal to "do their jobs" and "report the story." [video follows page break]
Today's starter topic: In light of the NSA spying scandal, a new search engine called DuckDuckGo which gives users complete anonymity by never storing data on them has exploded in popularity. Have you ever tried it?
For discussion of the news or anything else you'd like. Today's starter topic: The IRS's deliberate targeting of the Tea Party is starting to look even worse as the Daily Mail reports today that a supervisor at the agency's office on non-profits donated $4,000 to Barack Obama in 2008. She also is now claiming that she thought that "tea party" also referred to groups on the left as well. How much bigger will the scandal get?
For weekend discussion and comment. Starter topic: On Thursday, former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum chastized his party for being too elitist. Republicans should “talk to the folks who are worried about the next paycheck,” he told the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference.
Sounds like good advice but is Santorum the one who should give it considering his win-loss record in elections? Give us your thoughts.
On Thursday’s edition of “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox, Bill O’Reilly slammed back at Chris Matthews for asserting that O’Reilly and Pat Buchanan and Joe McCarthy look alike: “In addition to being misguided intellectually, Mr. Matthews needs glasses badly. Why is he spouting this nonsense?”
O’Reilly turned to Fox contributor Erick Erickson and MRC director of media analysis Tim Graham for answers about MSNBC’s rantings and falling ratings. He asked Tim about their lack of interest in the Obama scandals (video below):
MRC director of media analysis Tim Graham appeared on the Fox Business program Varney & Co. on Friday morning to discuss the fading network coverage of the IRS scandal, even though a new poll shows the American people find that to be the most serious Obama scandal.
Substitute host Charles Payne asked if the media were turning tough on Obama. “We already have disturbing signs that the networks are dropping off this,” Graham said, since IRS official Lois Lerner refused to testify and took the Fifth. (Video below)
Today's starter topic: Michele Bachmann, former GOP presidential candidate and long-time member of the House of Representatives from Minnesota has announced that she will not stand for reelection to her seat. What do you think will be next for Bachmann? What would you like to see her do?
Are liberal African-American pundits still blindly loyal to Barack Obama? Though you may not see this covered on MSNBC, there IS a growing division.
Case in point: Establishment Suck-Up Al Sharpton versus Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West. While the former spends every broadcast moment lashing out at those who dare to question the Dear Leader, Smiley & West take a different approach, holding Obama to a higher standard. As you'll see below, the difference is clear.
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MRC director of media analysis Tim Graham appeared Thursday on the Fox Business program "Varney & Co." to discuss whether the Obama scandals were going to turn the media elites around on Barack Obama. Graham said this is a temporary rough patch. But he said his cynical side was surprised that other reporters embraced Fox News reporter James Rosen after the Obama administration conducted surveillance of his phone calls.
Graham said, "The Obama administration did something backwards here, because what that [Rosen surveillance] story does is cause the rest of the entire media, the liberal media, to rally around Fox News. So that’s not the kind of day they want to have." [Video below]