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Ayatollah Khamenei Calls Seizure of American Sailors “God’s Deed”

Ayatollah Khamenei
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 4:30pm 1/24/2016 at 4:30pm
Ayatollah Khamenei

Once again we’re reminded that the seizure of the American sailors two weeks ago was not some misunderstanding, it was a purposeful attack by Iran on the American navy.

Today, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted this:

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Vox Distorts History In 10-Minute Video About Arab-Israeli Conflict

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRYZjOuUnlU
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 3:34pm 1/21/2016 at 3:34pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRYZjOuUnlU

Vox.com, which purports to “explain” things, has turned its attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The results are not pretty. Truth takes a backseat to revisionism and a combination of ignorance and propaganda forces out knowledge.

Here’s the video, but be sure to read the explanation below as to how it misleads:

In general the content...

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Tea Party Class Action Against IRS Abuse May Proceed

Lois Lerner Leaves House Hearing 3-5-2014
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 10:00am 1/19/2016 at 10:00am
Lois Lerner Leaves House Hearing 3-5-2014

Tea Party groups won a major victory last week, when Judge Susan J. Dlott of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio certified a class of Tea Party organizations that allege the IRS intentionally delayed their applications for preferential tax treatment based on their political viewpoints.

Winning class...

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Why is George Stephanopoulos even allowed to cover Clinton campaign?

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/george-stephanopoulos-addresses-donation-clinton-global-foundation-31066738
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 18, 2016 at 10:00am 1/18/2016 at 10:00am
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/george-stephanopoulos-addresses-donation-clinton-global-foundation-31066738

Last year, George Stephanopoulos had a particularly antagonistic interview with the author of Clinton Cash, and shortly thereafter, it was revealed that he had donated a substantial sum of money to the Clinton Foundation ABC stood by their man, though he did have to apologize on-air.

The Washington Free Beacon is now...

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Let’s Talk About Ted Cruz’s Goldman Sachs and Citibank Loans (Update: Cruz responds)

Ted Cruz
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 8:24pm 1/13/2016 at 8:24pm
Ted Cruz

It must be old campaign oppo dump day in America. Earlier today, an old, deceptively edited campaign ad from Marco Rubio’s Senate run floated to the surface of the internet.

This evening, the...

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How The Washington Post contributed to mythology of Obama greatness

2016-01-05_211633_Obama_Rouhani
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 2:30pm 1/7/2016 at 2:30pm
2016-01-05_211633_Obama_Rouhani

At a time when tensions in the Middle East are rising, it is perhaps a time to once again review President Barack Obama’s qualifications for office. To be sure his qualifications were fabricated, or at least oversold.

This wasn’t just the doing of the Obama campaign. Campaigns are supposed to do present their candidates...

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Top Ten Media Fails of 2015 – Israel Edition

http://www.camera.org/nytimes/
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 4, 2016 at 5:00pm 1/4/2016 at 5:00pm
http://www.camera.org/nytimes/

CAMERA – the Committee for Accuracy in Middle-East Reporting in America – has released its Top Ten MidEast Media Mangles for 2015.

There are some doozies, from all the usual sources: The New York Times, BBC, Washington Post, MSNBC, AP, The Guardian and Ha’aretz.  There’s also the perennial phenomenon of media silence...

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Some “Armed” Protest Occupations Are More Equal Than Others

Ammon Bundy
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 6:00pm 1/3/2016 at 6:00pm
Ammon Bundy

Protesters have taken over a small federal building in Oregon and some of them are armed. One of them is Ammon Bundy, son of rancher Cliven Bundy who was in the news last year for clashing with federal authorities over land use.

The reason for the protest seems to be two-fold. The...

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Media Bias Has Hollywood Rewriting History

http://www.datacenterjournal.com/ministry-truth-language-obamas-nsa-reform-speech/
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 12:30pm 12/27/2015 at 12:30pm
http://www.datacenterjournal.com/ministry-truth-language-obamas-nsa-reform-speech/

The renewed attention on media bias since the Washington Post cartoon about Ted Cruz’s children reminded me of Kyle Smith’s December 14, 2015, review of Bridge of Lies in Commentary.

Smith writes that Hollywood loves “based on a true story” scripts for their emotional draw and their putative lessons about our society.  But...

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When will NY Times Break the Silence about its implicit anti-Israel bias?

https://www.facebook.com/BreakingTheSilenceIsrael/photos/a.373724555983127.97069.163056727049912/946578635364380/?type=1&theater
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 12:30pm 12/26/2015 at 12:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/BreakingTheSilenceIsrael/photos/a.373724555983127.97069.163056727049912/946578635364380/?type=1&theater

Anti-Israel bias in The New York Times isn’t news. But an article this week once again highlights how the Times promotes those who criticize or demonize Israel pretty uncritically, Israeli Veterans’ Criticism of West Bank Occupation Incites Furor.

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Falsely blaming Israel for Christianity’s collapse in Gaza and West Bank

http://youtu.be/RVkoQk-FOpw
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 2:30pm 12/24/2015 at 2:30pm
http://youtu.be/RVkoQk-FOpw

It’s a peculiar tradition.  As Christians prepare to celebrate Christmas, the media churns out articles blaming Israel for Christian struggles in the Holy Land.

The Foundation for the Defense of Democracy’s Cliff May wrote about...

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Cruz monkey cartoon – Make liberal media live by its own rules

Ann Telnaes tweet Cruz kids cartoon
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 1:00pm 12/23/2015 at 1:00pm
Ann Telnaes tweet Cruz kids cartoon

Washington Post cartoonist Ann Telnaes drew a cartoon showing Ted Cruz’s children as monkeys dancing to his tune.

The pretext was that the children appeared in a campaign ad. As if this is the first time children have appeared in a political context.

There was a firestorm of controversy, and the cartoon...

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Has the anti-Israel boycott movement peaked?

University Sydney BDS protester Richard Kemp
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 8:30pm 12/22/2015 at 8:30pm
University Sydney BDS protester Richard Kemp

The Boycott, Divest & Sanction (“BDS”) movement and the broader campaign to delegitimize Israel has had a tough few weeks.  In academia and industry, the boycott campaign has been exposed as potentially discriminatory and unlawful, and yet another panel of experts has affirmed that Israel’s use of force against Hamas is...

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Chris Matthews gets the Chris Matthews treatment, doesn’t like it

Chris Matthews Election Night 2014
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 1:21pm 12/16/2015 at 1:21pm
Chris Matthews Election Night 2014

If you think the mainstream media is not as much in the tank for Hillary as it was for Obama, you have not been paying attention.

Thrill up my leg” Chris Matthews is the poster-child for media bias. Which is why he has been such a frequent topic here, particularly during election cycles:

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Trump attack on Cruz straight from “crazy” liberal media playbook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpzgXVA8eh0
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 14, 2015 at 8:05pm 12/14/2015 at 8:05pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpzgXVA8eh0

I noted the other night that Donald Trump may have opened the “Overton Window” for Ted Cruz, by making Cruz acceptable to both Republican establishment types and general election voters who otherwise would have considered him Cruz conservative.

I noted the fear of a liberal who wrote:

Donald Trump looks like the warm-up...

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Remember, media cheering Paris Climate Change Agreement will cover 2016 election

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ews394bZj5Q
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 14, 2015 at 10:00am 12/14/2015 at 10:00am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ews394bZj5Q

Here’s something you may have missed over the weekend. While most Americans are concerned about terrorism and the growth of ISIS, President Obama and other world leaders met in Paris to discuss climate change.

When an agreement was reached, journalists reacted like excited teenage girls.

T. Becket Adams of...

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Has the Media Finally Slipped Into Irrelevance?

CBS on NYT gun editorial
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6:15pm 12/8/2015 at 6:15pm
CBS on NYT gun editorial

In the early days of blogging there was a blog called Oh, that liberal media, which regularly exposed instances of liberal media bias. In fact in the early days of blogging that was one of the top achievements of the blogosphere, to point out the easy political bias most supposedly objective...

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