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State-Run Media Circling the Drain: MSNBC Has Lower Ratings Than Reruns of “Shark Tank”

  For the past 3 months reruns of “Shark Tank” beat out every show on MSNBC. Oh, and Fox News is still #1. No one would say the summer of 2014 suffered any shortage of breaking news. From the crisis in Ferguson, Mo., to the cultural impact of Robin Williams’ and Joan Rivers’ sudden deaths and all the way up to recent round-the-clock coverage of U.S. strikes on ISIS, cable news has been heavily occupied. The last three months have been so big, Fox News Channel just clocked its first quarter with the most-watched prime time across all of cable […]

Journalism in the Age of Obama: All the News The White House Lets Them Print

To be fair, the First Amendment enjoins Congress from restricting freedom of the press. I just never expected to see our legions of wannabe Woodwards and Bernsteins acquiesce so easily to White House censorship. White House press-pool reports are supposed to be the news media’s eyes and ears on the president, an independent chronicle of his public activities. They are written by reporters for other reporters, who incorporate them into news articles about President Obama almost every day. Sometimes, however, the White House plays an unseen role in shaping the story. Journalists who cover the White House say Obama’s press […]

#Ferguson: What do we know so far?

I’ve been waiting to discuss the events that have occurred in Ferguson, MO.  Like any emotionally charged situation, there are claims and counter-claims.   I tend to wait a bit and summarize what is known.  So, here is what we know about the situation in Ferguson. The “victim” in this situation is Michael Brown, aged 18.  Mr. Brown was seen on video robbing a local store. Here is a video, from FOX News, shown at the linked DC article… Here is more footage, from CNN… And, we also now know that this video was available for some time, but had not […]

Trey Gowdy: No Pursuit of Truth if Democrats Can Veto Subpoenas – Benghazi Survivors Taking Polygraphs Monthly?

This post is a mash-up of an interview yesterday on Fox News Sunday, and portions of previous statements made about Benghazi by Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC). Below are snippets of two video transcripts along with the videos. The Democrat talking points from Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA) would be funny if Democrats had not tried so baldly to keep evidence from the public. He even used the words “reckless and irresponsible” about the coming House Select Committee. More: “we participated in seven investigations,” “nothing new,” “want fair and balanced process,” “witch hunt,” “open and balanced process,” (and that, after Democrats shut […]

Global Warming Advocates Heating up Rhetoric While America is in Deep Freeze

When leftists lie, and invest themselves heavily in their lies, they double down on the to the extreme.  The examples are endless… 1.  ObamaCare is great, and is not causing people to lose hours, jobs, plans, or doctors. 2.  The Porkulus was a massive success. 3.  Benghazi was nothing, move along, nothing to see here. 4.  The IRS scandal never happened! 5.  Any resistance to sucky policies emanating from the White House is completely due to raaaaacism! 6.  If a mistake is even acknowledged, it’s always someone else’s fault. And, the mother of all lies, or as I like to […]

Welcome to Amerika, 2014!

Note: As I’ve been paying attention the rhetoric of the left, particularly the content in Common Core, I am again reminded of the old ABC miniseries, Amerika. Here is a modified version of a post I wrote about it in March of 2010… Every now and again, I refer to Obama’s version of our nation as “Amerika.” Given that the ObamaCare abomination has survived it’s first few hurdles, it might be a good time to revisit why I say that. In 1987, ABC ran a 12 hour miniseries called, “AMERIKA,” chronicling life in an America that was taken over by […]

The Government-Media Complex: The Greatest Threat To Freedom

A free society does not only become unfree at the point of a gun. It becomes unfree when its mechanisms of freedom are jammed, when the institutions that are meant to provide power to the people are taken over by unelected forces and twisted into the apparatus of a new tyranny. When undemocratic institutions seize control of democratic institutions then democracy dies, strangled by men and women who keep on smiling while they tighten their grip. _ Daniel Greenfield, Sultan Knish  If I could be granted one wish for my fellow Americans, it would be that they would read, understand, and […]

Colorado School Shooter, Karl Pierson Taunted Republicans on Health Care and the Climate Hoax

Sadly, there was yet another school shooting. This time, the event occurred in the state of Colorado, and the perpetrators name was Karl Pierson. As usual, liberals attempt to politicize the event. And, as usual, reality proved them wrong yet again. Jammie Wearing Fools has more coverage. Well this sure upsets the narrative. In one Facebook post, Pierson attacks the philosophies of economist Adam Smith, who through his invisible-hand theory pushed the notion that the free market was self-regulating. In another post, he describes himself as “Keynesian.” “I was wondering to all the neoclassicals and neoliberals, why isn’t the market […]

SooperMexican to the Rescue: Forcing the MSM to Correct a False McDonald’s Story

What happens when the MSM spreads a very false story regarding Mcdonald’s, their wages, and their prices? SooperMexican happens, that’s what. SooperMexican has waged a Twitter war on MSM outlets that have continued a false story that McDonald’s could double the pay for it’s workers while only increasing their prices by 17%.  It was, of course, a lie. Get over to SooperMexican’s place to see how he has extracted retractions from several sources! 

Politics is Scandalous: Media Continues to Protect Obama

For weeks I’ve been visiting the Huffington Post and looking for stories on Benghazi.  To nobody’s surprise, I found almost nothing.  On the days that big stories broke on even the major news networks, nothing was to be found on the HuffPo.  The last few days have been quite different – Benghazi everywhere!  When the IRS and AP stories broke, nothing on HuffPo, but the stories are mentioned now.  Is the HuffPo that slow to respond to news? The stories are to be found on the biggest political blog in the world, but they were buried for bigger headlines like […]

Home Invaders Assault Man, Lock Him in a Closet-Where His Guns Are Kept, National Media Silent

As the title implies, some home invaders made a big mistake when the roughed up a man, and then threw him in his closet-where the home owner kept his gun collection.  The man promptly armed himself, and the rest was rather predictable… A Houston, TX resident was caught off guard when 3 men, at least one of whom was armed, kicked in the door to the home he shared with his parents in broad daylight. The violent men roughed up the resident and placed him in a closet while they ransacked the home. What the suspects didn’t know – that […]

MSM Reports What the Rest of us Have Known for Months: Military Help for Benghazi was Available but Denied

At last, the MSM is starting to report what we knew all along-that military help was available to relieve Benghazi, but was denied. The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command Africa.   The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave […]

Benghazi: Officials are Finally Coming Out of the Shadows With Explosive New Information

The mainstream media has tried extremely hard to bury the story, but the tragic events surrounding the attack on our compound in Benghazi that led to the death of four Americans will not go away.  With little to no answers the administration that promised to leave no stone unturned in order get to the bottom of this is now taking a “nothing to see here…move along” attitude.  The proverbial “These are not the droids you’re looking for” line from Star Wars appears to be the tactic this administration is running with.  However, new information from inside sources appears to contradict […]

Earth Day 2013: Mythical Creatures Plan Protest

Here is another classic CH 2.0 post in honor of Earth day 2013.   I recently received a message from none other than Bigfoot!  Not wanting to miss an opportunity for a good story, I decided to interview him. Me:  Hello Bigfoot, thanks for contacting me.  BTW, do you go by Bigfoot? Bigfoot:  Thanks for answering, FYI, my name is Bill. Me:  Mmkay, Bill it is.  What was the reason for contacting me? Bill:  Well, we’re planning a protest.  We’re tired of being compared to something so ridiculous, that we end up looking bad. Me:  OK then, I have a couple of questions then.  Who are “we?”  and […]

Unbreaking: No Arrests in Boston Marathon Bombing

Despite of the many conflicting reports during the course of the day, there have yet to be arrests in the Boston Marathon Bombing.  Viral Read has the latest… UPDATE IV: The FBI statement: No Arrest Made in Bombing Investigation FBI Boston April 17, 2013 Special Agent Greg Comcowich Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, […]

Are Those Who Believe in Traditional or Christian Beliefs Now to be Contemned?

Although I know that I risk the wrath of the Detroit News and others who would judge me for posting my personal feelings on this issue, I nonetheless have felt compelled to weigh in with some further thoughts about gay marriage that supplement my earlier posting about the Supreme Court having to be very careful with issuing a ruling on this matter that is legitimate. David Brody, the Christian Broadcasting Network News Chief Political Correspondent, noted in his post Are Evangelicals Now More Scorned than Homosexuals? that: …Direct from the school of, “Counter-Intuitive Thinking,” I bring you this question: When […]

Two Christians Were Beheaded by Muslim: National Media Silent

If seems that  more and more good people  are being set upon by all sides.   Christians are being persecuted in schools, in universities, in hospitals, and via ObamaCare.  Now, add to the fray the Muslims, for  two Christians were beheaded by a Muslim in New Jersey.  And, as usual, the MSM is taking a pass on covering it.  The Western Center for Journalism has the video… Then again, the Book tells us that this sort of thing is going to happen.  But the MSM is performing its function and not reporting on it.  However, if a Tea Party member were […]

Americans Wake with Lower Pay Checks: Obama to Blame

Elections have consequences kids, and one of them is apparently a lower pay check.  For all of Obama’s promises to never raise taxes on the middle class, something went wrong.  What went wrong, you ask?  Well, people believed Obama, that’s what went wrong! Wyblog has more… Apparently a lot of people were complaining about their paychecks being unexpectedly smaller. Here’s the explanation from ADP: The reduced 4.2% rate for employee Social Security taxes that was in effect for 2011 and 2012 has expired. The employee Social Security tax rate will return to 6.2% for 2013 wages up to the taxable […]