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What does WSOC-TV have against veterans?

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In an article entitled, “Police: 86-year-old vet charged with child sex crimes”, WSOC TV in Charlotte reports:

    “An 86-year-old Gastonia veteran is accused of indecent liberties with a 13-year-old girl.”

Why did WSOC point out–in their headline, no less–that the alleged pervert is a veteran?

What purpose could this possibly serve, other than to smear veterans as a whole?

 

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April 23, 2015 at 7:41 am

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Al Gore Sells Current TV to Islamic News Network

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Yahoo News reports that former Democratic VP Al Gore has sold his struggling Current TV channel to Islamic news network Al-Jazeera:

The former vice president confirmed the sale Wednesday, saying in a statement that Al-Jazeera shared Current TV’s mission “to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling.”

But Time Warner Cable refuses to be a party to The Two Als’ effort to spread anti-American propaganda:

The deal suffered an immediate casualty as Time Warner Cable Inc., the nation’s second-largest cable TV operator, announced it would drop Current TV due to the deal… “Our agreement with Current has been terminated and we will no longer be carrying the service. We are removing the service as quickly as possible,” the company said in a statement.

And “anti-American propaganda” is certainly the right term for it:

Dave Marash, a former “Nightline” reporter who worked for Al-Jazeera in Washington, said he left the network in 2008 in part because he sensed an anti-American bias there.

As a capitalist, I support Mr. Gore’s right to add to his $100 million net worth.

As an American, I’m ashamed of him for doing it this way.

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January 2, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Posted in media, politics

Have you no decency, Mr. Costas?

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Bob Costas shamed himself and NBC Sunday, using tragedy—and an NFL television broadcast—to promote his views on gun control:

NBC broadcaster Bob Costas used his halftime segment on “Sunday Night Football” to advocate for gun control following this weekend’s murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, causing an immediate debate on social media.

Have you no decency, Mr. Costas?

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December 3, 2012 at 8:44 am

Posted in football, media, politics

Follow the Money: Ed Schultz

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Left-wing MSNBC and radio commentator Ed Schultz was paid nearly $200,000 in 2011 by the Communications Workers of America union. Jack Coleman reports:

Worth noting is that Schultz’s cable program on MSNBC, “The Ed Show,” debuted in April 2009 — and that union payments to Schultz nearly doubled from a year earlier….

All told, Schultz has been paid $337,490 by unions in the last seven years, according to the Labor Department. These same records show no payments from unions to Schultz between fiscal years 2000 to 2004 — before Schultz became such a passionate advocate for unions over the airwaves.

It’s a pretty good deal for MSNBC: We’ll produce and air programming to attack your conservative enemies if you agree to help pay for “the talent”.

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March 10, 2012 at 8:48 am

Why Is CNN Not Reporting On The Longshoremen’s Union’s Violent Protest?

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The Associated Press reports:

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.

Six guards were held hostage for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack, he said.

The New York Times adds:

Later in the day, more than 1,000 other longshoremen shut down the ports of Seattle and Tacoma by not coming to work.

So why has CNN not reported on this?

CNN does not have even one story on their entire website about this violent incident, 48 hours after it occurred.

Articles on CNN.com about Michele Bachmann, this week: 483

Articles on CNN.com about Rick Perry, this week: 839

Articles on CNN.com about the Tea Party, this week: 11,100

Articles on CNN.com about the longshoremen’s union’s violent protest, this week: 0

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September 10, 2011 at 8:33 am

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Hurricane Irene Hype: How the Media Went Overboard

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Someone has to say it: cable news was utterly swept away by the notion that Irene would turn out to be Armageddon. National news organizations morphed into local eyewitness-news operations, going wall to wall for days with dire warnings about what would turn out to be a Category 1 hurricane, the lowest possible ranking. “Cable news is scaring the crap out of me, and I WORK in cable news,” Bloomberg correspondent Lizzie O’Leary tweeted.

via Hurricane Irene Hype: How the Media Went Overboard – The Daily Beast.

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August 29, 2011 at 7:58 am

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John Kerry Calls For Free Press Restrictions Against Conservatives

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Former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program, called for the media to intentionally ignore and avoid airing the Tea Party’s conservative views:

It doesn’t deserve the same credit as a legitimate idea about what you do.

Once upon a time, Kerry marketed himself as a champion of the free press:

It’s healthy in a democracy to have multiple opinions being heard so people are well informed and well-educated and make up their own minds.

But that, of course, was before the Tea Party movement captured much of America’s attention—and votes.

I prefer Voltaire’s position:

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

This is America, Mr. Kerry, where both liberals and conservatives deserve to be heard, even if you don’t agree with what they say.

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August 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm

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