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Whoopi Wonders: Is America 'Really Much Different' Than the Taliban?

January 31st, 2017 4:13 PM
Tuesday on the View, host Whoopi Goldberg led a segment based off of the ridiculous question, "Is America becoming like the Taliban?" Whoopi referenced Monday’s show, where co-host Jedediah Bila talked about terrorists hating American values like freedom and democracy. Tuesday, Whoopi wondered if it was actually America who hated freedom and was trading it in for "Taliban…
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NBC Praises Manning Release, Nets Ignore Terrorist’s Commutation

January 17th, 2017 10:51 PM
Late Tuesday afternoon the White House announced a list of 64 convicted criminals they planned to pardon, including 209 others whose sentences were being shortened. “The Obama presidency is ending on a note of forgiveness,” declared anchor Scott Pelley at the start of CBS Evening News. One of the most controversial sentence commutations was that of Private Chelsea Manning, who stole…

NY Times Falsely Claims No Soldiers Died Due to Bergdahl's Desertion

December 4th, 2016 6:46 PM
In a December 2 dispatch covering Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's request for a presidential pardon appearing at Page A18 in Saturday's print edition, New York Times reporter Charlie Savage insisted that President-Elect Donald Trump's 2015 campaign rally assertion that U.S. soldiers had died searching for Bergdahl after his desertion was false. Savage even claimed that allegations made by…

Five-To-One: Networks Prefer Any Word Other Than ‘Terrorist’

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August 18th, 2016 2:21 PM
This June was marked by a wave of radical Islamic terrorist attacks – in Turkey, in Orlando, in a Paris suburb, in Israel, and elsewhere around the world. As the bodies piled up and nations were gripped with grief and rage, broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) did their best to call the horror anything other than the work of terrorists.

Media Ignore External Influences on 'Homegrown Extremist' Mateen

June 13th, 2016 6:05 PM
In his second speech on Sunday morning's terrorist massacre in Orlando, Florida, President Barack Obama said on Monday that "the shooter was inspired by various extremist information that was disseminated over the Internet," that "we see no clear evidence that he was directed externally," and that "this is certainly an example of the kind of homegrown extremism that…
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FL Imam to Media: 'Do Not Sensationalize' Orlando 'Mass Shooting'

June 12th, 2016 5:50 PM
Imam Muhammad Musri, the president and senior imam of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, made a statement to reporters Sunday morning at 10:32 a.m. Eastern Time. Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit reports that "This was the first press conference held by Orlando officials after the massacre," and that "No Christian or Jewish leaders were invited to speak to reporters." Curious…
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‘Scandal’ Indulges Michael Moore’s Afghanistan Oil Pipeline Fantasy

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April 1st, 2016 1:02 AM
Hey, remember that fat, oafish, obnoxious filmmaker Michael Moore who makes liberal fantasy propaganda pieces but labels them documentaries? You might not; he hasn’t had a noteworthy film in over a decade. But ABC’s Scandal is trying to relive his glory days by bringing back one of the many, many, many debunked conspiracy theories in his infamous 2004 film Fahrenheit 9/…
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Amanpour Blames Blair for Terrorism; ‘Do You Feel Responsibility?'

December 14th, 2015 7:47 PM
On her eponymous CNN show on Thursday night, Christiane Amanpour verbally harassed former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair over his involvement in the Iraq War and specifically whether he and former U.S. President George W. Bush “feel pain” and “a sense of responsibility” for the war having supposedly caused recent Islamic terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.

Will the NY Times Cover Afghan Leaders' 'Boy Play' Like Abu Ghraib?

September 21st, 2015 11:12 AM
Sunday's New York Times story by Joseph Goldstein appearing on Page A1 above the fold in Monday's print edition contains absolutely appalling news. Goldstein's report — originally headlined and appearing in print as "U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies' Abuse of Boys", and currently carried online as "U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of…
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Atlantic Editor: Guantanamo Detainees Are ‘Political Prisoners'

June 1st, 2015 3:00 PM
Appearing on MSNBC’s The Rundown on Monday, The Atlantic’s Washington editor-at-large Steve Clemons dismissed criticism of the Obama administration trading five Taliban prisoners for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl: “Well, look, I think we need to turn this on its head. There's been a lot of conventional reporting about the Taliban Five....These are important people, but they…
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NBC to SecDef: 'Mistake' for WH 'Wrapping its Arms Around' Bergdahl?

March 31st, 2015 4:19 PM
In an exclusive interview with new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie grilled the Pentagon chief on the Bowe Bergdahl exchange: "Do you think that the White House made a mistake in wrapping its arms around Bowe Bergdahl and saying, for example, that he served with honor and distinction, when the administration knew there were at least…

Daily Beast Writer Partially Blames Bush For Bergdahl

March 31st, 2015 10:40 AM
Bush Derangement Syndrome is alive, well, and living in the head of Nancy A. Youssef at the Daily Beast. In a March 26 item tagged "Fallen Hero" (?!) about the Army charging Bowe Bergdahl with "desertion and misbehaving before the enemy," the web site's Senior National Security Correspondent wrote that "the administration celebrated negotiating his…
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Nets Omit Mention of Susan Rice Praising Bowe Bergdahl in June 2014

March 25th, 2015 9:39 PM
In their coverage of desertion charges filed against U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the major broadcast networks on Wednesday night failed to mention that National Security Advisor Susan Rice had praised Bergdahl for serving “with honor and distinction.” Standing in sharp contrast to this glaring omission by the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC, the clip of Rice’s…
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CNN's Baldwin on Bergdahl: Isn't Captivity 'Punishment Enough'?

March 25th, 2015 5:42 PM
CNN's Brooke Baldwin slanted towards the sympathizers of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Wednesday's CNN Newsroom, just minutes after the U.S. Army announced that the former captive would be charged with desertion. Baldwin asked special forces veteran Scott Mann, "You have those who...on the opposite end, [are] vilifying him. Again, this is someone who was held...for five years by terrorists.…