Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Jan 13, 2010

Why isn't the mainstream media telling us everything about Sarah Palin?

How much more proof do you need that FOX "news" is a Republican political operation and not "news", now that Sarah Palin has joined them? What if Al Gore joined ABC news? FOX "news" is now all Republicans all the time. Here's the people they have on all the time: Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Dana Perino, John Bolton, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, John Kasich, Dick Morris, Frank Luntz, William Kristol, Sean Hannity, Charles Krauthammer, Glenn name a few Republicans...and ZERO Democrats or non-Republicans. Please stop saying "Fair and Balanced"!

A revolving door exists between the Republican Party and Fox News Channel, with a number of former Bush administration officials, former and potentially future GOP presidential candidates, and Republican strategists on Fox's payroll and airwaves. A Media Matters for America review of Fox coverage since September 1 reveals that these individuals, typically hosted alone or on unbalanced panels, often use their airtime to advance false and misleading claims about Democrats and progressives, as well as to fundraise, further demonstrating that Fox is effectively a conservative political organization and not a legitimate news outlet.

Research and communications arm: Fox News is home to GOP in exile

Not content with its lapdog coverage of President Bush over the past decade, the Beltway press has adopted a new, super-soft way to deal with Bush's former vice president, Dick Cheney, as well as GOP media star Sarah Palin. Journalists have set aside what had been decades' worth of guidelines and embraced special new rules for how Cheney and Palin get treated.

In a word, it's stenography.

Stenography 101: How the press let Palin and Cheney rig the system

Palin's Falsehoods Find a Home on Fox

Factually challenged news channel hires factually challenged Palin

Media pimping Bill Clinton saying of Obama: "A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee."...but it's not a QUOTE from Bill Clinton!

Welcome To Fox, Mrs. Palin. We're Sure You'll Fit Right In.

Former Evangelical leader Frank Schaeffer on Sarah Palin and FOX "news":

Frank Schaeffer: "Do you want to understand Sarah Palin's attraction to the born-again Republican/Fox crowd? Then you have to "get" the apocalyptic fantasy world they live in. I know. It's where I once lived.

Palin comes from that world of hysterical paranoid delusion. It's her attraction to the people who like her. God has "raised her up for such a time as this" they believe. It is why Fox "News" just hired her as another one of their fair and balanced commentators."

Palin, Fox, 'Jesus on Acid' and the End of the World - The unconnected dots of Alaska's superstar and rightwing evangelical/fundamentalist victimhood for politics and profit...

Analysis of McCain's "vetting" process:

The head of FOX "news" is Roger Ailes.

WIKIPEDIA: Roger Eugene Ailes (born May 15, 1940) is the American president of Fox News Channel and chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group. He was a media consultant for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush, as well as Rudy Giuliani’s first mayoral campaign in 1989.

David Brock, the reformed conservative noise-maker, on how the Right has sabotaged journalism, democracy, and truth.

As a young journalist in the 1990s, David Brock was a key cog the Republican noise machine. Writing for the American Spectator, a conservative magazine funded by billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife, Brock gained fame for his attack pieces on Anita Hill and President Bill Clinton. Then, in 2002, Brock came clean. In his memoir, Blinded by the Right, Brock admitted that his work was based on lies and distortion, and part of a coordinated smear campaign funded by wealthy right wing groups to discredit Clinton and confuse the public.

Since then, Brock has continued to expose the conservative media onslaught. In his newest book, The Republican Noise Machine, Brock documents how right-wing groups pressure the media and spread misinformation to the public. It's easy to see how this is done.

Fringe conspiracies and stories will be kept alive by outlets like Rush Limbaugh, the Washington Times, and the Drudge Report, until they finally break into the mainstream media.

Media groups like Brent Bozell's Media Research Center have spent 30 years convincing the public that the media is, in fact, liberal. As Brock says, it's all a sham: "I have seen, and I know firsthand, indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth."

The Republican Noise Machine

David Brock's

Something strange is happening in America--

The MYTH of the "liberal media" - Noam Chomsky

In recent days, Scott Brown, the Republican nominee in the special election for the Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat, has made numerous appearances on Fox News to raise funds for his campaign, solicit volunteers, and peddle misinformation. In the wake of the November 2009 elections, Fox News provided airtime to GOP and conservative candidates, and its on-air personalities celebrated and shilled for them.

Fox News provides MA Sen. candidate Brown a forum to raise funds and misinform

Special Report highlights Brown's fundraising, ignores Fox's role in helping him do so

"Please, please help" Scott Brown: Fox "political analyst" Morris uses position to fundraise for Mass. GOPer

George H. W. Bush Heckled At Pizza Place (VIDEO)

Q: What happens when you confront an ex-president and former head of the CIA?

A: The Secret Service visit you at home.

Thank you all for the overwhelming support! It means so very much to me.

It is an honor to know I was speaking for millions around the world when I shared my disgust with the so-called man.

Confronting a killer Part II: The Secret Service visit

Exposing the Legacy of American Corporatism

Bush family connections to Fascism

Bush/Nazi Link Confirmed

U.S. authors Webster G. Tarpley and Anton Cheitkin reveal in the recently published George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography that Prescott Bush (George W. Bush's grandfather) and other directors of the Union Banking Company (UBC) were Nazi collaborators.

The Best Enemies Money Can Buy. From Hitler To Saddam Hussein to Osama bin Laden - Insider Connections and the Bush Family's Partnership with Killers of Americans. Brown Brothers, Harriman - BNL- and the Carlyle Group

250+ 9/11 'Smoking Guns' Found in the Mainstream Media. Connecting the dots.

45 pictures for you to leaf through, about the Haiti earthquake (click here).

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