MSNBC cuts minorities at GOP convention

August 29, 2012

I was watching MSNBC with my father. My father voted for Obama and is a liberal (he was in a car accident last week after renting a FIAT). He started rubbing my face in the fact that there were not enough minorities being represented. Little did I know that we were viewing an edited version of events.

MSNBC cuts minorities at GOP convention

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow

(times247.com) One of the left’s favorite attacks on the Republican Party is that it is the party of old white people, devoid of diversity and probably racist.
If you were watching MSNBC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday night, you might believe those assertions, since missing from the coverage was nearly every ethnic minority that spoke during Tuesday’s festivities.
In lieu of airing speeches from former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, a black American; Mia Love, a black candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; and Texas senatorial hopeful Ted Cruz, a Latino American, MSNBC opted to show commentary anchored by Rachel Maddow from Rev. Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes and Steve Schmidt.


Maddow Flat Out Lies About Standard and Poor’s Downgrade Explanation: ‘Not Because There’s Too Much Debt’ ?

August 7, 2011

I differ with Newsbuster and Maddow. The S and P most certainly is pointing fingers at our leader’s inability to cooperate. This does not mean the S and P is right about that analysis. Trust me… I’m not biased… these are the words I see… and I don’t particularly like Maddow… though she is showing once again that even though I don’t like her politics or her snide attitude, she is a very effective debator and certainly is denying a correlative to skew the truth. The denied correlative is that the S and P is full of SH*T!

Here is what Newsbuster quotes from the S&P:
· We have lowered our long-term sovereign credit rating on the United States of America to ‘AA+’ from ‘AAA’ and affirmed the ‘A-1+’ short-term rating.
· We have also removed both the short- and long-term ratings from CreditWatch negative.
· The downgrade reflects our opinion that the fiscal consolidation plan that Congress and the Administration recently agreed to falls short of what, in our view, would be necessary to stabilize the government’s medium-term debt dynamics.
· More broadly, the downgrade reflects our view that the effectiveness, stability, and predictability of American policymaking and political institutions have weakened at a time of ongoing fiscal and economic challenges to a degree more than we envisioned when we assigned a negative outlook to the rating on April 18, 2011.
· Since then, we have changed our view of the difficulties in bridging the gulf between the political parties over fiscal policy, which makes us pessimistic about the capacity of Congress and the Administration to be able to leverage their agreement this week into a broader fiscal consolidation plan that stabilizes the government’s debt dynamics any time soon.
· The outlook on the long-term rating is negative. We could lower the long-term rating to ‘AA’ within the next two years if we see that less reduction in spending than agreed to, higher interest rates, or new fiscal pressures during the period result in a higher general government debt trajectory than we currently assume in our base case.


NYTIMES OBSCURES TRUTH: a FOIA request for a PUBLIC University Professor’s Email is standard

April 1, 2011

A conservative research group in Michigan has issued a far-reaching public records request to the labor studies departments at three public universities in the state, seeking any e-mails involving the Wisconsin labor turmoil.
William Cronon, a history professor at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  The group, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, declined to explain why it was making the Freedom of Information Act request for material from professors at the University of Michigan, Michigan State and Wayne State University. But several professors who received the records request, which was first reported by Talking Points Memo on Tuesday, said it appeared to be an attempt to intimidate or embarrass professors who are sympathetic to organized labor.
This records request, which was filed Friday, comes several days after the Republican Party of Wisconsin made a records request to a prominent University of Wisconsin history professor, William Cronon, who had severely criticized the state’s Republican governor, Scott Walker, over his push for legislation to weaken public-sector unions.
The Mackinac Center, which describes itself as a nonpartisan research and educational institution and receives money from numerous conservative foundations, asked the three universities’ labor studies faculty members for any e-mails mentioning “Scott Walker,” “Madison,” “Wisconsin” or “Rachel Maddow,” the liberal talk show host on MSNBC.
Greg Scholtz, the director of academic freedom for the American Association of University Professors, said: “We think all this will have a chilling effect on academic freedom. We’ve never seen FOIA requests used like this before.”
Roland Zullo, a labor studies professor at the University of Michigan, said he found the center’s request “puzzling.” “It seems an odd request for an institution that claims to be nonpartisan,” he said.
Michael D. Jahr, the Mackinac Center’s vice president for communications, declined to discuss the records request. Ken Braun, managing editor of the center’s political newsletter, declined to give the reason for it. He said the newsletter, Michigan Capital Confidential, had made the request and often makes such public records requests.

Teacher With Long History of Depression Kills Herself

“As a general policy, we don’t discuss our FOIAs until we write about them,” Mr. Braun said. He said the records request could have been much broader but was limited to a handful of topics at just the labor studies departments, instead of also including history and political science departments.
Mr. Braun said the center’s request was in no way coordinated with the Wisconsin Republican Party’s FOIA request to Professor Cronon.
After one recent records request, the center reported that taxpayers were paying the salary of an elementary school teacher even though she was released from her teaching duties to work 100 percent on union issues.
Marick Masters, the director of labor studies at Wayne State, said he had nothing to hide. “This looks like an attempt to embarrass us,” he said. “I haven’t engaged in any partisan activities here. I think they’re probably interested in seeing the extent to which labor studies centers in the state have helped orchestrate the protests in Madison.”
Professor Cronon, who describes himself as a political independent, said he was angry about what he called an attempt at harassment. He said that he had never engaged in any nonscholarly political work on university computers or time, which is prohibited, but that he was still concerned about the release of any e-mails. The Republican Party requested e-mails mentioning several politically related words, including Mr. Walker and several legislators.
“There is an academic freedom issue here,” Mr. Cronon said.
Mark Jefferson, the executive director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, declined to explain why the records request was made. He criticized Professor Cronon for questioning the party’s motives. “I find this troubling,” he said. “Like anyone else filing a public records request, I don’t have to give a reason.”

Narayan Mahon for The New York Times

“YOU WILL DIE?”



This Is What Leftism / Feminism Has Done To Rachel Maddow

September 26, 2010
Perturbed

I don’t need to say anymore. This picture I found of Rachel Maddow explains it all.  Imagine this pretty, blonde, feminine young woman who looks like a man now. This saddened me. I just can’t believe how far a person can sink.

This person, in this link provided has a little opinion of her…he seems to be taken with her ‘intellect’…. What ‘intellect?’  Screwing America with sarcasm?  Whatever.. G’ Damn, Rachel.

why would someone want to do this to themselves and why do we encourage it?

   


Video: Bill Maher On Why The Media Is Pro Palestinian

June 13, 2010

According to Maher, it’s not pro-Palestinian bias.

And it’s not anti-Israel bias.

It’s stupidity.

For a more direct answer to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow’s question: “Who speaks out publicly in a pro-Palestinian, anti-Israeli way in mainstream American politics, or media?” Newsbusters provides some examples.

[Hat tip: Newsbusters]

“Who speaks out publicly in a pro-Palestinian, anti-Israeli way in mainstream American politics, or media?” Maddow asked.
Aside from the obvious answer – Helen Thomas, the media have attacked Israel time and time and time again.

However, that prompted Maher to say the media are anti-Israel, pro-Palestine. And he offered a reason why. [Emphasis added]
“I think most of them do because I think the media, to take up your point, mostly – is way too stupid to understand the issues,” Maher said. “So what they do is they go toward, ‘Oh, who’s a victim?’ And yes, their situation in Gaza is tragic. But partly it is tragic of their own making.”


MSNBC plays bitchy feminist with Brown

January 21, 2010

There isn’t a man in the country who wasn’t glad to hear his daughters were single. Maddow is just pissed because she can’t be a contender.

He strives for “total discipline” but can be prone to curious public statements (declaring his 19- and 21- year-old daughters “available” in his victory speech ); he has fashioned a “nice guy” image while sometimes offending ( saying, for instance, in 2001 that lesbians having children was “not normal”).


MSNBC plays bitchy feminist with Brown

January 21, 2010

There isn’t a man in the country who wasn’t glad to hear his daughters were single. Maddow is just pissed because she can’t be a contender.He strives for “total discipline” but can be prone to curious public statements (declaring his 19- and 21- year-old daughters “available” in his victory speech ); he has fashioned a “nice guy” image while sometimes offending ( saying, for instance, in 2001 that lesbians having children was “not normal”).