DOJ Investigation of AP Phone Records

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in April and May 2012.
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AP Chief: DOJ Record Seizure Silences Sources

Jun 19, 2013 12:40 PM PT

While it is hard to imagine our media class becoming something even closer to the stenographers for the Obama administration that they already are, this is the future we can expect according to Gary Pruitt, president of the Associated Press:

The U.S. government's secret seizure of AP phone records has thrown a scare into some of the iconic news outlet's sources, as well as those of other journalists. …

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Media Fail: Poll Shows Obama Lost Public Trust

Jun 15, 2013 8:34 AM PT

While our corrupt media has done its best to turn the page on Barack Obama's myriad of scandals, the deep-dive numbers in a new Fox News poll are absolutely devastating for the president. These numbers also reflect what we are seeing in other polls and Obama's overall approval ratings -- though the media are willfully ignoring reporting on both.

In a Fox News column looking at the public's growing distrust of Obama, Chris Stirewalt extrapolated these brutal numbers:

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Manchin: Holder Should 'Consider Resigning'

Jun 7, 2013 9:47 PM PT

Does the traditional second-term curse for Presidents start with a bang or a whimper? As scandal engulfs the Obama Administration, many of the roads intersect at the office of Attorney General Eric Holder. While Republicans have long called for Holder to step aside, Obama's Democrats have largely defended the embattled AG, until now. On Friday, WV Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin told Bloomberg News that Holder should at least "consider resigning."

“Whenever you feel that you have lost your effectiveness or may be losing your effectiveness to the detriment of the job that you do … you have to evaluate that and make a decision," Manchin said. "And I think we’re at the time now where decisions have to be made.”

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Mainstream Media Fail to Break Even One of Four Obama Scandals

Jun 6, 2013 6:10 AM PT

Well, if it is Thursday, there must be a new Obama scandal. But one thing is for damn sure: whatever that scandal is, you can bet the American mainstream media will be playing catch up and not having the glory of breaking a story about a major White House scandal.

Fact: Over the past few weeks, four major scandals have broken over the Obama administration, and it is a very sad (and frightening) truth that our pathetic, American, lapdog mainstream media are not responsible for breaking even a single one.

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Woodrow Milhous Obama

Jun 5, 2013 5:43 PM PT

Because of myriad scandals inflicting his second term, it has become common for many on the Right to compare Barack Obama to Richard Nixon. Both had been re-elected with majorities; though Mr. Obama’s margin of victory paled in comparison to Nixon’s. While the New York Times referred to Mr. Obama’s re-election as a “resounding victory,” the facts are that he won with a smaller percentage and with fewer votes than he did in 2008. Mr. Nixon, in contrast, won with 60.7% of the popular vote, a 23.2% margin – the fourth largest in U.S. history. Despite having risen to the highest office in the land, both men were (are) loners, relying on small cadres of carefully selected advisors. Both were (are) mistrustful of Congress and abhorred small talk; though Mr. Nixon had served in both the House and the Senate before becoming Eisenhower’s Vice President. Both men used the IRS as a means of intimidating their enemies. Both attempted to muzzle opposition in the press.

Woodrow Wilson is the other president to whom Mr. Obama has been compared. There are notable differences, of course, but comparisons of the 44th President to the 28th are intriguing. They are the only two Presidents, according to Michael Barone, who won second terms with smaller margins in the Electoral College than they did in their first terms. Neither man had much preparation for the Presidency. Mr. Wilson had been a professor of jurisprudence and political economy at Princeton, before becoming president of the college (1902-1910). He then served as Governor of New Jersey for two years. Mr. Obama had been a community organizer, law professor, a State Senator for six years and a U.S. Senator for four. While Mr. Obama was elected by a majority of the electorate in both elections, Mr. Wilson was not in either. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt formed the Bull Moose Party, which garnered 27.4% of the vote, spelling defeat for William Howard Taft, who won 23.2%. Wilson won with 41.8%. He won re-election in 1916 in a tough battle against Charles Evans Hughes, with 49.2% of the vote.

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Media Fail: Majority Say GOP Scandal Investigations 'Justified'

Jun 5, 2013 7:40 AM PT

In an extensive NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday, the most fascinating piece of information can be found way down at question 17. When asked if Congressional Republican investigations into the Obama administration have been "justified and  addressing legitimate concerns" or "not justified and unfair partisan attacks," 50% said justified, while only 42% said not.

This is a major fail for a media that for weeks have coordinated a Narrative to turn the story of the IRS, AP, and Libya scandals away from Obama and onto the GOP. The media word of almost every day comes straight from the Democratic National Committee, and that word is "overreach" -- as in "Will Republicans overreach in pursuing these scandals."

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Cruz: DOJ Targeted Reporters Critical of Obama

Jun 4, 2013 6:51 AM PT

On Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused the Justice Department (DOJ) of targeting reporters because they were critical of the Obama administration.

According to The Hill, Cruz's assertion is "the first time a lawmaker has suggested publicly that the White House is cracking down on reporters over critical media coverage."

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McCain: 'Tough' for Holder to Answer Whether He Should Stay

Jun 2, 2013 9:31 AM PT

Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) stated that Attorney General Eric Holder was in hot water for his comments before Congress in which he denied involvement in Department of Justice targeting of journalists. There were “obvious contradictions” in his statements, McCain stated, while shying away from labeling such contradictions perjurious. “I’m not having anything to do with these investigations … But I also think that the Attorney General has to ask himself the question, is he really able to serve the president of the United States and the American people under the present circumstances? That’s a decision he’d have to make.”

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