A Deafening Media Silence on the Obama-Hezbollah ScandalPosted: December 22, 2017 Filed under: Censorship, Crime & Corruption, Foreign Policy, Mediasphere, Terrorism, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, CBS, Drug Trafficking, Hezblollah, Iran, media, NPR, Politico, propaganda 2 Comments
Now swap out “Trump” for “Obama” and “Russia” for “Iran” and imagine the eruption these revelations would generate. Because, by any conceivable journalistic standard, this scandal should’ve triggered widespread coverage and been plastered on front pages across the country. By any historic standard, the scandal should elicit outrage regarding the corrosion of governing norms from pundits and editorial boards.
Yet, as it turns out, there’s an exceptionally good chance most of your neighbors and colleagues haven’t heard anything about it.
Days after the news broke, in fact, neither NBC News, ABC News nor CBS News — whose shows can boast a collective 20 million viewers — had been able to find the time to relay the story to its sizeable audiences. Other than Fox News, cable news largely ignored the revelations, as well.
Most major newspapers, which have been sanctimoniously patting themselves on the back for the past year, couldn’t shoehorn into their pages a story about potential collusion between the former president and a terror-supporting state. Read the rest of this entry »
New York Times Reporter: Obama Administration Misled on al QaedaPosted: November 18, 2017 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Foreign Policy, History, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: al Qaeda, Barack Obama, CBS, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, journalism, Kim Dozier, media, Narrative, Osama bin Laden, Presidential Election 2012, propaganda, Rukmini Callimachi, U.S. Intelligence, Weekly Standard 1 Comment
The new bin Laden documents make clear that there was intelligence politicization during the 2012 campaign.
Jenna Lifhits reports: A top foreign correspondent at the New York Times said Friday that the Obama administration deliberately downplayed al Qaeda’s strength in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election.
“The overall narrative that I think was being pushed to the press, and if you look back at the editorials that were done when that trove came out, was an image of bin Laden isolated, he had lost control of this group,” Rukmini Callimachi said during an event at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, referring to the 17 hand-picked documents released by the Obama administration in May of 2012.
“The narrative I would get is that . . . it had opportunistically taken the al Qaeda name in order to have prestige and scare people, and that in fact those people were just criminals.”
— Rukmini Callimachi
Her remarks triggered the following question from Kim Dozier, a former top correspondent for the Associated Press and CBS, and current executive editor of the Cipher Brief: “Do you think that was something that was kept from the public’s view because it revealed that there had to be reams of communication going back and forth, which means U.S. intelligence, Western intelligence, was missing this?”
“Suddenly, my worldview, which had been informed by officials . . . started to fall apart. Suddenly, I was seeing that this group that I was told really had no ties, with no connection . . . was in fact being micromanaged by al Qaeda central.”
— Rukmini Callimachi
“Think back to when bin Laden was killed. It was 2011, it was right before a major campaign season. I don’t want to underplay the role that the killing of Osama bin Laden had,” said Callimachi. “But I think that that was theorized into something much bigger.”
[Read the full story here, at The Weekly Standard]
“The head of the organization has been killed, and now—these are literally quotes that I would get: the organization has been ‘decimated,’ the organization is in ‘disarray,’ the organization is ‘on the run,’” she continued. “At the same time that we were preparing to pull out troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, I think that it was important to portray this as a problem that no longer existed.”
* * *The Trump administration released roughly 470,000 files in November that were captured in the Abbottabad raid. Only a few hundred were released under the Obama administration, despite one official’s description of the haul as enough to fill a “small college library.”
When Callimachi was covering West Africa in 2011, Obama administration officials and others told her that al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which had just taken over the northern half of Mali, “was actually not really connected to al Qaeda.” Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] Compilation of Liberal Media Freaking Out About Google MemoPosted: August 8, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: ABC, broadcast news, CBS, CNN, Global Panic, Google, Google Memo, Groupthink, Liberal Media, media, MSNBC, news, Progressive, video Leave a comment
[VIDEO] The Media Has Handshake Mania!Posted: July 15, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Foreign Policy, Humor, Mediasphere, White House | Tags: ABC, CBS, CNN, Donald Trump, media, MSNBC, NBC, Vladimir Putin Leave a comment
‘Colber’s Vulgar Rant After Prez Insults CBS’: New York Post Cover for May 3, 2017Posted: May 3, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Entertainment, Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: CBS, Donald Trump, media, New York, New York Post, news, NYC, Stephen Colbert, Tabloid, The New York Post Leave a comment
Networks Censor Alleged Rape by Illegal Immigrant; Gave 11 Minutes in Two Days to Fake UVA RapePosted: March 23, 2017 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: ABC World News Tonight, CBS, Donald Trump, Fox News Channel, NBC, Rockville High School, Rolling Stone, UVA Rape Hoax, Washington 1 Comment
Curtis Houck reports: The “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC continued their shameful blackout into Wednesday night of the horrifying alleged rape of a teenage girl in a Washington D.C. suburb high school bathroom by two men, including one here in the U.S. illegally.
Instead, the pathetic liberal media that’s shown no interest in the Rockville High School case complied with Rolling Stone in giving over 10 minutes of coverage in two days to the fake 2014 claim that a University of Virginia fraternity gang raped a female student.
Before breaking down how blind the media were in furthering a narrative about college fraternities and sexual assault (which can be a noble cause), the pro-illegal immigrant media were surely displeased with the Fox News Channel’s Special Report as it again offered a story on the events in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Fill-in host James Rosen noted that “the Maryland State House of Delegates has approved a bill to make Maryland a sanctuary state…just days after Maryland authorities charged two immigrants, one of them confirmed to be here illegally, in the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in a Rockville High School bathroom.”
Correspondent Doug McKelway provided the latest from the school and told viewers how the cowards with the school district banned TV cameras from Tuesday’s packed PTA meeting as “[t]he red-hot controversy…lit up social media.”
[read the full story here, at newsbusters.org]
McKelway also noted how the school district has shifted their focus from the rape to blaming average citizens for being outraged about how such a thing could have happened.
At the same time, local and state Democrats went ahead with their desire to make Rockville and Maryland a sanctuary city and state, respectively. This was despite strong opposition from Republican Governor Larry Hogan.
This lack of seriousness by the liberal media was no issue back in fall 2014 when Rolling Stone detailed a graphic gang rape of a young woman at a University of Virginia fraternity. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] President Trump and the Media Trash Each Other for 75 SecondsPosted: February 23, 2017 Filed under: Humor, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: ABC, CBS, CNN, Donald Trump, Free Beacon, media, NBC, video Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Media: We Are The Champions!Posted: February 15, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: ABC, CBS, CNN, Free Beacon, Hyberbole, journalism, media, Media bias, NBC, Network News, Supercuts, Television, video Leave a comment
Make America Bootyful Again: Joy Villa in MAGA Gown on Grammys 2017 Red CarpetPosted: February 12, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: #grammyawards2017, 59th Annual Grammy Awards, Beyonce, CBS, Donald Trump, Frank Ocean, Grammy Award, Instagram, James Corden, Joy Villa, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, MAGA, President of the United States, Staples Center, The Hollywood Reporter, Twitter Leave a comment
Singer Joyce Villa wore a ‘Make America Great Again’ gown.
Scandalous dresses on the Grammys red carpet aren’t what they used to be. It wasn’t deep cleavage or a thigh-high leg slit that had tongues wagging about singer Joyce Villa on Sunday night. It was her red, white and blue gown emblazoned with “Make
America Great Again” in front, and “Trump” across the train.
It’s a controversial statement coming from an artist in an industry that’s largely in opposition to the new president’s social policies, not to mention from a woman who identifies as bi-racial.
[In other words, The Hollywood Reporter finds it shocking, and controversial for the President of the United States to receive public support from a non-white entertainer]
The singer-songwriter, who goes by the name Princess Joy Villa, teased the ensemble on Instagram with a photo of a heart-shaped clutch and a caption stating, “My whole artistic platform is about LOVE. I couldn’t be where I am today without the love and tenderness of those beautiful supporters and friends around me.”
Villa went on to say, ”I hope you enjoy tonight’s #grammyawards2017 and remember to forget your problems and focus on the future! You are infinite and beautiful and no one can stop you but you. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] Media Is Great! Says MediaPosted: February 9, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: ABC, CBS, CNN, fake news, Free Beacon, journalism, media, NBC, Network News, New York Times, news, video Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Gutfeld: Press Use Doom and Gloom to Cover Trump InaugurationPosted: January 22, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, Greg Gutfeld, journalism, media, MSNBC, New York Times, news, The Greg Gutfeld Show, TV Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Obama Worship SUPERCUTS! Steve Kroft and Barack Obama: ‘Unchained Melody’Posted: January 15, 2017 Filed under: Humor, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: 60 Minutes, Barack Obama, CBS, celebrity, Celebrity worship, Fealty, media, news, Obedience, Steve Kroft, video, Worship 1 Comment
[VIDEO] SUPERCUTS! Democrats Vow To Stall Trump’s Cabinet PicksPosted: January 10, 2017 Filed under: Law & Justice, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Cabinet Appointments, CBS, CNN, Democrats, Free Beacon, media, MSNBC, NBC, news, Supercuts, video Leave a comment
[VIDEO] SUPERCUTS: Thanks Obama… The Democratic Party Is Decimated!Posted: January 4, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: 2016 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, CBS, Decimated, Democratic Party, DNC, Donald Trump, failure, Free Beacon, Hope and Change, media, MSNBC, NBC, news, Presidency of Barack Obama, video, Washington Free Beacon Leave a comment
BREAKING: Facebook Helps Users Block The New York Times, CBS, NBC, ABC, with ‘B.S. Detector’, Fake News Warning PluginPosted: December 2, 2016 Filed under: Breaking News, Censorship, Crime & Corruption, Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: ABC News, Audience (TV network), Buzzfeed, CBS, Donald Trump, Facebook, Google, Google Chrome extension, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, NBC, New York Times, News satire, Product Hunt, The New Yorker Leave a comment
Not only is Facebook not providing little red warnings along with links to potentially specious news—it’s now blocking links to the plugin that did.
Over the past week, some Facebook users reported seeing content warnings next to links from established fake news domains, apparently without realizing a third party was responsible. We reported this phenomenon, later clarifying that B.S. Detector is in fact a third party plugin that both we and a number of Facebook users mistook as a testing feature. Irony!
Now, if you attempt to share a link to B.S. Detector on Facebook, you’ll be met with this message. Apparently, blocking fake news (detectors) is quite simple!
“I believe they are doing this because of TechCrunch article that came out yesterday, falsely identifying a screenshot of my plugin as a Facebook feature under development,” Daniel Sieradski, design technologist and creator of B.S. Detector, told TechCrunch. “It would seem I’ve caused them some embarrassment by showing them to be full of bull when it comes to their supposed inability to address fake news and they are punishing me for it.”
For now, the B.S. Detector plugin itself remains functional, as do links to the plugin on Product Hunt and the Chrome app store. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] During Election, Gitmo Prisoners Thought It Was The End of the World, Asked for TranquilizersPosted: December 1, 2016 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Politics, Terrorism | Tags: CBS, drugs, Gitmo, media, news, Presidential Election 2016, Terrorists Leave a comment
[VIDEO] When People Laughed At The Idea Of Trump Actually Being Elected PresidentPosted: November 13, 2016 Filed under: Breaking News, Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: 2016 Presidential Election, ABC, Barack Obama, CBS, CNN, Donald Trump, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fox News, Jeb Bush, journalism, Laughter, Liberal Media, media, Republican Party (United States), Stephen Colbert, Television, The Daily Show, The Drudge Report, video Leave a comment
[VIDEO] Talking Heads Confidently Predict a ‘Landslide’ Victory for HillaryPosted: November 10, 2016 Filed under: History, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News, White House | Tags: ABC, Antonin Scalia, Bernie Sanders, CBS, CBSN, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Landslide, MSNBC, NBC, Network News, Presidential Election 2016, Pundit, Talking Heads, WikiLeaks Leave a comment
Just days before the election pundits, experts and pollsters predicted Hillary Clinton would win in a “landslide.”
Clinton Campaign and Democrat Media Complex Enjoy Unique Mutual BenefitsPosted: October 17, 2016 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News | Tags: ABC, Alisyn Camerota, Barack Obama, Campaign financing, Campaign manager, CBS, Center for Public Integrity, Clinton Cash, CNN, Corey Lewandowski, Democratic Party, Donald Trump, Donald Trump presidential campaign, Fundraising, Hillary Clinton, journalism, media, NBC, New York Times, New Yorker, The Trump Organization Leave a comment
New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum, a newly minted Pulitzer Prize winner, spent the Republican National Convention pen-pricking presidential nominee Donald Trump as a misogynist shyster running an “ugly and xenophobic campaign.”
What Nussbaum didn’t disclose in her dispatches: she contributed $250 to Democrat Hillary Clinton in April.
On the nation’s left coast, Les Waldron, an Emmy Award-winning assignment editor at television station KFMB, the CBS affiliate in San Diego, swung right in July, shooting $28 to Trump.
And Carole Simpson, a former ABC “World News Tonight” anchor who in 1992 became the first African-American woman to moderate a presidential debate, is not moderate about her personal politics: the current Emerson College distinguished journalist-in-residence and regular TV news guest has given Clinton $2,800.
Conventional journalistic wisdom holds that reporters and editors are referees on politics’ playing field — bastions of neutrality who mustn’t root for Team Red or Team Blue, either in word or deed.
But during this decidedly unconventional election season, during which “the media” has itself become a prominent storyline, several hundred news professionals have aligned themselves with Clinton or Trump by personally donating money to one or the other.
In all, people identified in federal campaign finance filings as journalists, reporters, news editors or television news anchors — as well as other donors known to be working in journalism — have combined to give more than $396,000 to the presidential campaigns of Clinton and Trump, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis.
Nearly all of that money — more than 96 percent — has benefited Clinton: About 430 people who work in journalism have, through August, combined to give about $382,000 to the Democratic nominee, the Center for Public Integrity’s analysis indicates.
About 50 identifiable journalists have combined to give about $14,000 to Trump. (Talk radio ideologues, paid TV pundits and the like — think former Trump campaign manager-turned-CNN commentator Corey Lewandowski — are not included in the tally.)
[CHART] How the Media Rigged the Election for Hillary ClintonPosted: October 16, 2016 Filed under: Breaking News, Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: 2016 Presidential Election, Bill O'Rielly, Breakfast television, Buzzfeed, CBS, CNN, DNC, Donald Trump, Facebook, Free Media, Gary Johnson, Mainstream media, media, Media bias, NBC, news, NewsCorp, RNC, Sean Hannity, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Twitter 1 Comment
Source: New York Times
[VIDEO] Media Dutifully Repeats that Clinton Campaign DISAVOWS Seddique MateenPosted: August 13, 2016 Filed under: Censorship, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: ABC, CBS, CNN, Disavow, Free Beacon, Hillary Clinton, media, NBC, news, Seddique Mateen, Television, video 2 Comments
BREAKING: Fifth Officer Dies in Dallas Shootout, Sniper Suspect DeadPosted: July 8, 2016 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, U.S. News | Tags: AK-47, CBS, Dallas Police Chief David Brown, Dallas Police Department, Police, Police officer, Twitter 1 Comment
The police chief said that shootings appeared to be coordinated and planned, as the moves displayed a knowledge of the rally’s intended path through the city and an attempt to ‘triangulate’ police.
One of the suspected Dallas shooters has been “neutralized, NBC affiliate KXAS reports, after the suspect threatened the “end is coming” for police officers.
Meanwhile, a fifth police officer has died of their injuries, the Dallas Police Department said.
“The suspect we’re negotiating with … has told our negotiators that the end is coming and he’s going to hurt and kill more of us, meaning law enforcement, and that there are bombs all over the place and downtown, so we’re being very careful with our tactics, so we don’t put our officers in harm’s way, or the citizens.”
— Dallas Police Chief David Brown
Eleven officers were shot by two snipers, who opened fire from elevated positions in a coordinated attack after a rally in Dallas, Texas. The rally was being held to protest the deaths of two black men this week at the hands of police.
At the press conference held close to 2 a.m. ET, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said a suspect, who was holed up in a second-floor garage in the city’s downtown area, was exchanging gunfire with police and “not being very cooperative.”
“The suspect we’re negotiating with … has told our negotiators that the end is coming and he’s going to hurt and kill more of us, meaning law enforcement, and that there are bombs all over the place and downtown, so we’re being very careful with our tactics, so we don’t put our officers in harm’s way, or the citizens,” Brown said. KXAS reported later that the threat had been “neutralized”.
[Read the full story here, at cnbc.com]
He said a woman had been taken into custody after she was observed by police carrying a camouflaged bag, which she put into a car that then sped off. The vehicle was stopped by police and they were currently questioning two occupants, Brown said.
Earlier, police said that a suspect had been taken into custody after a shootout, and the bomb squad was examining a suspicious package found near the location of that suspect.
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Brown told the press conference, however that he did not have a “complete comfort level that we have all the suspects,” and that a rigorous search of the downtown area was continuing.
The police chief said that shootings appeared to be coordinated and planned, as the moves displayed a knowledge of the rally’s intended path through the city and an attempt to “triangulate” police. Read the rest of this entry »
Raw: NASA Ultra HD Video of Aurora BorealisPosted: April 20, 2016 Filed under: Mediasphere, Science & Technology, Space & Aviation | Tags: Astronaut, Aurora, Aurora (astronomy), Birmingham Children's Hospital, Boeing, CBS, Chandra X-ray Observatory, Colorado, Earth, International Space Station, NASA Leave a comment
NASA used 4k ultra-high definition technology to release vibrant video of the Aurora Borealis, created with time-lapses shot from the International Space Station.
[VIDEO] Local TV News Anchor Exposes Soros-Allied Open Borders Front Group ‘Partnership for a New American Economy’Posted: April 14, 2016 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Global, Mediasphere, Politics, Terrorism | Tags: Activism, Border control, CBS, Disney, Fargo, Fox News, George Soros, Illegal immigration, Indoctrination, Left Wing, Migration, Open Borders, Partnership for a New American Economy, propaganda Leave a comment
CBS Investigation: Trump Network Scammed Vulnerable People During The RecessionPosted: April 12, 2016 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: CBS, Donald Trump, fraud, news, Scam, video Leave a comment
Louis CK on Donald TrumpPosted: March 5, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Ben Carson, CBS, CBS News, Democratic Party (United States), Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Louis C.K, Louis CK, Marco Rubio, Republican Party (United States), Stand-up comedy, Ted Cruz Leave a comment
The latest from Louis CK, and a rather unique opinion on politics and Trump.
Horace and Pete is a pretty unique show. Funny, dramatic, great cast. I recommend it. Anyway, here’s what Louis wrote below:
Hello there. Your name is “there” isn’t it? Anyway hello. I’m writing, of course, to let you know that Horace and Pete episode 6 is available for streaming and download.
This week begins act two. Our guest star is the terrific Hannah Dunne. I think doing this show is the most fun I’ve ever had.
I’d like to also thank everyone in the rest of the world for supporting the show. The show is selling well in England, France, Germany, Denmark, Australia, India, Israel and more. I wish I had the resources to create a subtitled version of the show in every language but it’s already a challenge to shoot the show and get it up on the site so quickly every week.
Also, as the show is not being advertised and promoted anywhere, please share it with your friends and people you think would like it. Please don’t show it to anyone you think would hate it. Although I do believe a show needs to be hated. It’s part of the life of any show to have some people who devote energy to ripping it apart. It’s healthy. Anyway it continues to be very interesting to watch a show spread and grow strictly on word of mouth. And you are the mouths. I mean your mouths are the mouths that… Make words. So please… Word… About it. The show.
To other mouths. I mean don’t talk into people’s mouths though.
Okay. I’m going back to bed. My kids don’t get here for another hour.
P.S. Please stop it with voting for Trump. It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler. And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the 30s. Do you think they saw the shit coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all.
And I’m not advocating for Hillary or Bernie. I like them both but frankly I wish the next president was a conservative only because we had Obama for eight years and we need balance. And not because I particularly enjoy the conservative agenda. I just think the government should reflect the people. And we are about 40 percent conservative and 40 percent liberal. When I was growing up and when I was a younger man, liberals and conservatives were friends with differences. They weren’t enemies. And it always made sense that everyone gets a president they like for a while and then hates the president for a while. But it only works if the conservatives put up a good candidate. A good smart conservative to face the liberal candidate so they can have a good argument and the country can decide which way to go this time.
Trump is not that. He’s an insane bigot. He is dangerous.
He already said he would expand libel laws to sue anyone who “writes a negative hit piece” about him. He says “I would open up the libel laws so we can sue them and win lots of money. Not like now. These guys are totally protected.” He said that. He has promised to decimate the first amendment. (If you think he’s going to keep the second amendment intact you’re delusional.) And he said that Paul Ryan, speaker of the house will “pay” for criticizing him. So I’m saying this now because if he gets in there we won’t be able to criticize him anymore.
Please pick someone else. Like John Kasich. I mean that guy seems okay. I don’t like any of them myself but if you’re that kind of voter please go for a guy like that. It feels like between him and either democrat we’d have a decent choice. It feels like a healthier choice. We shouldn’t have to vote for someone because they’re not a shocking cunt billionaire liar.
We should choose based on what direction the country should go.
I get that all these people sound like bullshit soft criminal opportunists. The whole game feels rigged and it’s not going anywhere but down anymore. I feel that way sometimes.
And that voting for Trump is a way of saying “fuck it. Fuck them all”. I really get it. It’s a version of national Suicide. Or it’s like a big hit off of a crack pipe. Somehow we can’t help it. Or we know that if we vote for Trump our phones will be a reliable source of dopamine for the next four years. I mean I can’t wait to read about Trump every day. It’s a rush. But you have to know this is not healthy.
If you are a true conservative. Don’t vote for Trump. He is not one of you. He is one of him. Everything you have heard him say that you liked, if you look hard enough you will see that he one day said the exact opposite. He is playing you. Read the rest of this entry »
[VIDEO] Bing Crosby & David Bowie Sing ‘Peace on Earth’, ‘Little Drummer Boy’, 1977Posted: December 25, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: 1970s, Angel, Bandleader, Bing Crosby, CBS, Christmas, Christmas music, David Bowie, Television, The Little Drummer Boy Leave a comment
Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy is a Christmas song with an added counterpoint performed by David Bowie and Bing Crosby. “Little Drummer Boy” is a Christmas song written in 1957, while the “Peace on Earth” tune and lyrics were added to the song especially for Bowie and Crosby’s recording.
The song was recorded on 11 September for Crosby’s 1977 television special, Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas. The pair exchanged dialogue about what they do for Christmas before singing “Little Drummer Boy” with a new counterpoint with original lyrics written for the special, “Peace on Earth”. Bowie’s appearance has been described as a “surreal” event, undertaken at a time that he was “actively trying to normalise his career” Crosby died on October 14, just over a month after recording the special. In the U.S., the show aired on 30 November 1977 on CBS.
Michael Barone: The Negative Impact of New York Times Front-Page EditorialsPosted: December 11, 2015 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Guns and Gadgets, Mediasphere, Politics, Self Defense, U.S. News | Tags: Assault weapon, Barack Obama, Catholic Church, CBS, CBS News, Editorial, Editorial cartoon, Gun Ban, Gun control, media, Media bias, Michael Barone, New York City, news, Op-ed, The New York Times, The Washington Examiner, Washington D.C. Leave a comment
Michael Barone writes: What influence does a front-page editorial in The New York Times have on public opinion? A strong negative influence, judging from the only two examples from the last 95 years. The Times famously ran a front-page editorial Dec. 4 calling for drastic gun control measures, including confiscation of weapons. The response: No. The latest CBS/New York Times poll reports that 50 percent oppose “a nationwide ban on assault weapons,” while only 44 percent support it.
[Read the full story here, at the Washington Examiner]
That’s a sharp reversal of trend: In January 2011, 63 percent supported the ban on “assault weapons” — a vague term that invites agreement, even though any gun, even a toy pistol, can be used to assault someone (consult your law dictionary) and the 1990s legislation banning “assault weapons” distinguished them from other guns by purely cosmetic criteria.
The Times’ second-most recent front-page editorial, published in June 1920, had a similar effect. It criticized the Republican National Conventions‘ nomination of Warren G. Harding as that of “a candidate whose nomination will be received with astonishment and dismay by the party whose suffrages he invites.” Voters took a different view that fall….(read more)
Source: Washington Examiner
Student Charged with University of Chicago Threat Released to Mother’s CustodyPosted: December 1, 2015 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Law & Justice | Tags: Argonne National Laboratory, Binge eating, CBS, Chicago, Chicago Police Department, Confidence interval, Englewood, Kenwood District, New Jersey, United States, University of Chicago 1 Comment
The 21-year-old charged with posting threats to kill white students or staff members at the University of Chicago and was motivated by the police shooting of a black teenager was released from jail Tuesday and put under house arrest.
Authorities said Jabari Dean was responsible for a mass shooting threat that forced the University of Chicago to cancel classes Monday at the prestigious college to avenge the shooting death of a black teenager at the hands of a Chicago police officer last year. Read the rest of this entry »
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Democrat Debate Broadcast Viewer Count CorrectionPosted: November 15, 2015 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: #DemDebate, Bernie Sanders, CBS, Correction, Democratic Party (United States), Hillary Clinton, journalism, Journalism ethics and standards, Martin O'Malley, Parody, Republican Party (United States), satire 1 Comment
In a previous post, we stated that the Democratic debate broadcast brought in 8 viewers. The number was actually 8.5 million. Though an understandable misperception, one that many readers may not have even noticed, it’s our obligation to correct this slight numerical irregularity, as our readers rely on us for accurate reporting. Because we honor that trust, we make every effort to maintain the highest journalistic standards. We sincerely apologize for the error.
Source: pundit from another planet
TV Ratings: Democrats Bring 8 Viewers in Broadcast’s First DebatePosted: November 15, 2015 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: #DemDebate, American Broadcasting Company, Bernie Sanders, CBS, Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, Television, The Hollywood Reporter 1 Comment
Forced to shift at least some of its focus in the wake of Friday’s devastating terrorist attacks in Paris, the second debate between the Democratic presidential candidates otherwise went ahead as scheduled on CBS….(read more)
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Democratic Debate: Nothing at StakePosted: November 14, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Bern, Bernie Sanders, Bloomberg L.P., Boston, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, CBS, CBS Interactive, Democratic Party (United States), Hillary Clinton, Vermont Leave a comment
The candidates began their closing statements with more than 10 minutes to go until the scheduled 11 p.m. conclusion, with Bernie Sanders finishing his at 9:52 p.m. local time…
Terror in France: 35 Confirmed Dead in Paris Attacks,
Posted: November 13, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, War Room | Tags: ABC World News, CBS, CBS News, CNN, Donald Trump, Explosion, Fox News Channel, France, Paris, Republican Party (United States) 1 Comment
60 100 Held Hostage
PARIS — Several people were killed and seven others injured in a shooting in central Paris late Friday, according to BFMTV. At least
18 26 30+ people were killed, CNN reports. Sixty people are being held hostage in a concert hall, according to Fox News.
Police were outside a restaurant in the 10th arrondissement, where the incident occurred.
BREAKING VIDEO: Firefight on the streets of #Paris now – @dihlaz_Y pic.twitter.com/1hHDCuy63u
— Conflict News (@Conflicts) November 13, 2015
Lylia Melkonian, a reporter for France 2, told CNN there were three different sites where people were shot. CNN could not immediately confirm the number of places where shots were fired.
Police officials told the Associated Press there was an explosion in a bar near a Paris stadium.
One of the police officials told the Associated Press there was a separate explosion near the Stade de France north of Paris. It was unclear if the events were linked. Read the rest of this entry »
‘Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the Best Gun Salespeople on the Planet’Posted: November 4, 2015 Filed under: Guns and Gadgets, Law & Justice, Politics, Self Defense, White House | Tags: Background check, Barack Obama, Bloomberg Television, CBS, Civil liberties, Civil Rights, Democratic Party (United States), Electronic Frontier Foundation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Gun Control. Gun Laws, Gun rights, Gun Stores. Gun Sales, Hillary Clinton, Second Amendment, Self-defense 3 Comments
Gun Sales Set Record for Sixth Month in a Row
Stephen Gutowski reports: The Federal Bureau of Investigation processed a record number of background checks in the month of October, indicating that gun sales were at an all time high for the sixth month in a row.
“Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton are the best gun salespeople on the planet. The more they scream for new gun control laws the more guns walk off the shelves at gun stores. To quote the lyrics of Peter, Paul and Mary, ‘When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn.’”
— Alan Gottlieb, the head of the Second Amendment Foundation.
The FBI’s National Instant Background Check System processed 1,976,759 firearms related checks in October. That is a 373,290 increase in checks over last year and a new record for the month. It also makes October the sixth consecutive month to see a record number of checks….(read more)
Source: Washington Free Beacon
COPYCAT CRIMINAL? Report: Chris Harper Mercer Wanted Same Fame as Vester FlanaganPosted: October 1, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: CBS, CBS News, Chris Harper Mercer, Debate, George Pataki, Governor of Virginia, Jeff Pegues, Vester Flanagan Leave a comment
AWR Hawkins reports:
…On Thursday morning, police say 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer shot and killed at least nine people on the Umpqua Community College (UCC) campus before officers shot and killed him.
A new report claims someone appearing to be Mercer wrote longingly of the attention given to Vester Lee Flanagan after he shot a television reporter and cameraman on air in Virginia.
Mercer wounded at least seven people in addition to those he killed on the gun free UCC campus, law enforcement says.
According to CBS News, a blog which appears to be Mercer’s “[referenced] multiple shootings,” including the shooting carried out by Flanagan on August 26….(read more)
Good News for Hillary Supporters: No Legal Trouble, it’s All Good!Posted: August 31, 2015 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Humor, Law & Justice, Mediasphere, Politics, The Butcher's Notebook, White House | Tags: #ReadyForHillary, CBS, Hillary Clinton, Legal Experts, Legal Trouble, media, news, Personal Email Server, propaganda, The Pantsuit Report 1 Comment
Thanks to the nation’s most reliable experts, and the fine editorial staff at CBS, we got that all cleared up! Good to go!
[Source: CBS DC]