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Five Things You Weren't Told In Politico's Immigration 'Slow Death' Report

Politico's immigration-is-dead article is a nifty, obvious, and well-constructed piece of passive-aggressive partisan psychology and GOP concern-trolling. But there are a number of crucial pieces of information "Behind the Curtain" leaves, well, behind the curtain. Here are five things VandeHei and Allen chose not to disclose.... Jul 10, 2013 10:05 AM PT

NBC's Senior Political Editor Claims DC Scandals Not 'Real'

Mark Murray is a senior political editor for NBC News who regularly contributes at NBC's influential First Read with Chuck Todd and a few others. Using his Twitter account Wednesday, Murray suggested that the "recent … scandals/controversies … in DC" are not "REAL". Jul 10, 2013 7:30 AM PT

Chuck Todd Uses Faulty Logic to Rip GOP Over ObamaCare Opposition

Whether it is same-sex marriage, gun control, immigration, public union reform, or various environmental laws, President Obama and Democrats (with no small amount of help from left-wing judges and media types like Todd) have done everything in their power to, in Todd's words: "thwart/stymie/sabotage" laws passed by federal and local legislatures. In other words, Democrats regularly do the exact same thing the GOP is currently trying to do with ObamaCare: kill/bypass/ignore laws they disagree with. Jul 10, 2013 6:47 AM PT

Tribune Company Splits off Newspaper Unit

In an effort to boost the stock price of its television and Internet business, the Tribune Company announced Wednesday that it would spin off its faltering publishing unit (which includes the LA Times, Chicago Tribune and six other papers) into a separate company. The publishing unit, which is suffering declining revenues and has been up for sale since at least February, is seen as a drag on the value of the rest of the company. Jul 10, 2013 5:48 AM PT

Media Blame Recession For Decline In Newsroom Racial Diversity

The Atlantic reports that an annual study released by the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) reveals that, since 2008, the percentage of minority staffers at daily newspapers has gone backwards. Though non-whites make up around 37 percent of the American population, the ASNE study reveals that minorities only make up 12.37 percent of newsroom employees. Moreover, that number has fallen from 13.73 percent in 2008. Jul 10, 2013 5:30 AM PT

Politico Falsely Claims Limbaugh Told Caller Not to Watch Fox News

The left-wing Politico heard (or read) a transcript of Rush Limbaugh's back and forth with a caller Monday and turned it into a headline that claimed: "Rush Limbaugh tells caller not to watch Fox" (Politico later changed its headline). Limbaugh and Fox News denied the claim Tuesday. Jul 9, 2013 1:15 PM PT

NSA Story Boosts Guardian's Traffic; Catches up to New York Times

The Guardian is currently enjoying a huge boost in U.S. traffic for the same reasons Fox News regularly crushes its cable news competitors: people are hungry for legitimate reporting, especially as it pertains to those in power. In other words, people are interested in the kind of journalism the mainstream media now refuse to do. Jul 9, 2013 10:49 AM PT

Drudge Hits Media For Ignoring Increased Afghan Troop Casualties Under Obama

Using his verified Twitter account, Drudge Report owner/editor, Matt Drudge, criticized the mainstream media Tuesday over their deafening silence on the issue of mounting U.S. troop casualties in Afghanistan. In his tweet, Drudge takes issue with the fact that although more American service-members have been lost under Obama than under his predecessor, George W. Bush, the media have not bothered to report that fact. Jul 9, 2013 8:47 AM PT

Media Critics Blame 'American People' for CNN Going Tabloid

There are over 300 million people in this country and I'd bet that close to 250 million are old enough to watch television and comprehend what they are watching. This means that fewer than one-half of one-percent are watching the Zimmerman trial on the cable nets. Throw in Headline News and you still aren't at 1%. Jul 9, 2013 6:21 AM PT

'The Painted Veil' (1934) DVD Review: Garbo-Lite But Still Garbo

Katrin (Greta Garbo), a still-young woman but one on the edge of being a spinster, watches her younger sister breathlessly head off to honeymoon with her new husband. Katrin's parents don't fail to mention that their older daughter has no marriage prospects of her own. And it is during this vulnerable time that Katrin accepts an impulsive marriage proposal from a man she has just met -- Walter (Herbert Marshall), a doctor and older man as smitten with Katrin as he is lonely. Jul 8, 2013 12:59 PM PT

WaPo Columnist: NYT Jonathan Martin Sexist Toward Liz Cheney

Former Politico reporter Jonathan Martin is no stranger to controversy. His partisan attacks against the GOP (including private citizens) have been well-documented. Monday, the Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin took issue with a Sunday New York Times' article written by Martin about Liz Cheney's possible run for the U.S. Senate. Jul 8, 2013 12:12 PM PT

As Newseum Struggles to Cover Costs, Chiefs Earn Big Salaries

The mainstream media frequently attack CEOs they see as making too much money, especially as it compares to what their employees make. You have to wonder, then, what the media will make of the situation at the Washington DC Newseum, the museum that honors their profession. Jul 8, 2013 10:15 AM PT

Former Producer Rips MSNBC as Obama's 'Official Network'

Left-wing media critic Jeff Cohen has been all over cable news as a contributor, but for a time he worked as a senior producer for MSNBC. Monday, in the wake of the NSA spying scandal, Cohen lashed out at his former employer as the “official network of the Obama White House.” Jul 8, 2013 9:06 AM PT

Immigration Push: Media Fall Into Their Own Trayvon Trap

Left and Right seem to agree that the trial of George Zimmerman, the Florida man on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin, has thus far been a debacle for the prosecution and therefore a media that cynically hyped a local crime into a national story. But the media are now stuck with the monster they themselves created, and now this monster is hurting the left's push to create millions of new Democrats via immigration reform. Jul 8, 2013 7:34 AM PT

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