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Rush Limpdick

West Mifflin, PA

#54236 Nov 19, 2013
Irelands own wrote:
Why does the left hate FOX news so much? Could it be because they report the news? The way NBC, ABC, and CBS used to. The left does not like the truth getting out because the truth is hurting their liberal/socialist/communist cause.
This is why the left hates FOX and is desperately trying to discredit them.
If FOX News was so irrelevent as the left tries to convince others....then why does the left worry about Fox? Again because FOX reports the news unbiased.
FOX leads in viewers and that scares the left/socialist/communists,so they must try to stop the truth from getting out.....so they try, try, try to discredit FOX.
Guess what? It'not working. The most TRUSTED news outlet is FOX!!!! The most watched news outlet is FOX!!!
According to a Public Policy Polling report released on Wednesday, Fox News is now the least-trusted name in news.

The poll found that 39 percent of voters identified Fox News as the news outlet they trust the least - this dwarfs the 14 percent who named MSNBC, followed by CNN at 13 percent, Comedy Central at 12 percent, ABC and CBS at 5 percent, NBC at 3 percent, and the 1 percent who said they least trust PBS.

Overall, 46 percent of voters do not trust Fox News, compared to 41 percent who do; this is a dramatic slide from 2010, when 49 percent of voters trusted the network, compared to 41 percent who did not. The network actually tied Comedy Central for last place in terms of voter trust, which is hardly a consolation for Fox given that Comedy Central's "news" programs like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are intentionally satirically biased.

January network ratings showed the conservative news channel struggling to maintain its base of viewers. In recent weeks, Fox News Channel president Roger Ailes has been making changes within the network, letting go of contributors Dick Morris and Sarah Palin.

This change of heart among viewers may hinge on the conservative network's decision to misconstrue facts and cover some stories over others in an effort to uphold its agenda. Think Progress points out "While the rest of the country discussed senatorial candidate Todd Akin's 'legitimate rape' comments, Fox News hardly covered the controversy. They similarly ignored the conflict surrounding the death of teenager Trayvon Martin, and of New York's same-sex marriage law's passage." They have also repeatedly pushed conspiracy theories surrounding the Benghazi embassy attack, on which the right wing remains fixated.

PBS is the only network trusted by a plurality of voters; 52 percent say they trust the public network, compared to just 29 percent who do not.

http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/...

"I am not a crack addict" !-Rob Ford , Mayor of Toronto, Canada Nov.18,2013
Rush Limpdick

West Mifflin, PA

#54237 Nov 19, 2013
Actually, David H. Koch was sponsoring "NOVA" and the various Philharmonic Presentations for MANY years before his name became so well-known in Politics.

The Corporation For Public Broadcasting slid down into "the mud, the blood and the beer" after Bush The Boy managed to force TWO solid Right-wingers ONTO the board of CPB. They have seriously trashed NPR, and CPB in the years ensuing.

The kind of bone-crushing EMBARRASSMENT now aired on "Discovery", "Animal Planet." "National Geographic" and even the "SCI" channel is about 90% Rednecks' Wet Dream, and about 10% the old and very valuable programming for which CPB was revered before it was purposely politicized.

CPB was not only "neutered", but LITERALLY turned into a less vituperative arm of the Republican Propaganda Machine, only somewhat behind Rush, Hannity, and other such incredibly highly paid High School graduates pumping out FILTH and unimaginative muckraking for hire.
Rush Limpdick

West Mifflin, PA

#54238 Nov 19, 2013
Irelands own wrote:
Why does the left hate FOX news so much? Could it be because they report the news? The way NBC, ABC, and CBS used to. The left does not like the truth getting out because the truth is hurting their liberal/socialist/communist cause.
This is why the left hates FOX and is desperately trying to discredit them.
If FOX News was so irrelevent as the left tries to convince others....then why does the left worry about Fox? Again because FOX reports the news unbiased.
FOX leads in viewers and that scares the left/socialist/communists,so they must try to stop the truth from getting out.....so they try, try, try to discredit FOX.
Guess what? It'not working. The most TRUSTED news outlet is FOX!!!! The most watched news outlet is FOX!!!
Fox host apologizes for reporting fake news !!!!!!!!!

By HADAS GOLD | 10/7/13 9:50 AM EDT
Fox News host Anna Kooiman apologized on Sunday for reporting a story from a satirical news site.

On Saturday, the co-host of Fox & Friends Saturday was talking about the government shutdown when she said President Barack Obama had offered to personally pay for a "museum of Muslim culture" while the Republican National Committee was willing to pay to keep war memorials open.

"It really doesn't seem fair, especially -- and we're going to talk a little bit later in the show too about some things that are continuing to be funded. And President Obama has offered to pay for the museum of Muslim culture out of his own pocket, yet it's the Republican National Committee who's paying for this," Kooiman said.

A fake news story about Obama offering to personally pay to keep the "International Museum of Muslim Culture" open during the shutdown was posted on the satirical site National Report last week.

Kooiman tweeted out an apology on Sunday.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/10/f...
Rush Limpdick

West Mifflin, PA

#54239 Nov 19, 2013
Mitt Romney Campaign Admits Fox News Was Their Home

This is an amazing story for its honesty. Most of us know that Fox News functions as the GOP's home base of operations, but did you know that Mitt Romney used Fox as a way to hide out from the rest of the journalists that were covering the 2012 election?

That's where Fox News came in.

Hamby talked to Eric Fehrnstrom, political consultant and senior adviser to Romney, about how the Romney campaign approached the media. Per Fehrnstrom, the strategy was to limit access to the group of reporters traveling with Romney whenever possible, and instead make the candidate available for interviews on Fox News, because with Fox the campaign knew which questions were coming and knew that Romney wouldn't get hit with too many follow-up queries:

He said the campaign would rather sit the candidate down for an interview with Fox News than take questions from his press corps. At Fox, he said, the candidate could safely explain himself without being pressed by a crowd of news-starved reporters. "We'd much rather go on a Fox program where we know the question is going to come up and Mitt can give his answer and it's not going to a frenzy of questioning," Fehrnstrom said. "He will be able to give his response. There may be a follow up or two, and then that's it. The frenzy is not something that you would willingly do if you had other options. It's like here you can either do this frenzied news conference, or we can do a more sedate studio appearance with Sean Hannity. I'd take the sedate over the frenzy any day."

http://crooksandliars.com/john-amato/mitt-rom...
Enrollments Surge

Ventura, CA

#54240 Nov 19, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
Reports of Obamacare's Death Greatly Exaggerated - Enrollments Surge
In what should be no surprise to anyone, states that are using their own systems to sign up Obamacare enrollees are meeting or exceeding enrollment targets, with sudden recent surges lapping the lag.
A number of states that use their own systems, including California, are on track to hit enrollment targets for 2014 because of a sharp increase in November, according to state officials.
"What we are seeing is incredible momentum," said Peter Lee, director of Covered California, the nation's largest state insurance marketplace, which accounted for a third of all enrollments nationally in October. California — which enrolled about 31,000 people in health plans last month — nearly doubled that in the first two weeks of this month.
Several other states, including Connecticut and Kentucky, are outpacing their enrollment estimates, even as states that depend on the federal website lag far behind. In Minnesota, enrollment in the second half of October ran at triple the rate of the first half, officials said. Washington state is also on track to easily exceed its October enrollment figure, officials said.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/19/1256...
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I, I, I, I, I'm, I'm a warrior for the middle class.

I'm happy to fight for the middle class,"

“First Gay President”

With A Little Rainbow Halo Over His Head.

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Rachael MadDick

Union City, PA

#54242 Nov 19, 2013
Life in the world of Barack Hussein Obama....a lying tyrant

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/North-Texas-...
G Bush

West Mifflin, PA

#54243 Nov 19, 2013
The Daily caller is worse than FIXED news.......

When conservatives get desperate for derogatory material with which to bash President Obama, they generally make bigger asses of themselves than usual. For example, the Daily Caller, a right-wing rag run by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, just published a shocking expose that will surely topple the President and his evil cohorts.

The Daily Caller’s investigative reporter, Patrick Howley, who famously uncovered the Case of the Scandalous Hat, and the plot to Gobble Up Gun Magazines, is on the hunt again for officialdom’s dirty linen. Howley’s credentials are bolstered by his experience as a violent right-wing thug who admitted to infiltrating OccupyDC for the purpose of undermining it. And with that trophy on his mantle, he has now discovered an ominous link between the First Lady and an executive at CGI Federal, the company that built the troubled ObamaCare website.

http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/...
G Bush

West Mifflin, PA

#54244 Nov 19, 2013
Conservative website accused of paying prostitutes to lie about sex with senator

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - A Dominican prosecutor said Friday that a local attorney told him someone claiming to work for the conservative website The Daily Caller paid him to find prostitutes who would lie about having sex with U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez.

Jose Polanco told The Associated Press that attorney Melanio Figueroa said he was promised $5,000 by someone named "Carlos" to find prostitutes. Polanco said Figueroa told him in an interrogation late Thursday that he was only paid $2,000 after finding the prostitutes.

Daily Caller Editor Tucker Carlson categorically denied the allegations in a statement Friday.

"It seems clear to me Figueroa is under pressure to change his story," he said. "What I know for certain is this claim is a lie. The Daily Caller never paid anyone, was never asked to pay anyone and of course never would pay anyone for this story."

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57575868/...

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#54250 Nov 20, 2013
The extrapolation fallacy
- Don’t believe the hype about worst-case scenarios in Obamacare coverage

Is the sky falling for Obamacare?

You might think so from reading the press these days. On Monday, National Journal published a piece by Josh Kraushaar with the headline “Why Obamacare Is On Life Support” and a subhed that predicted “Democrats may begin calling for repeal if the law’s problems don’t get resolved soon.” CBS News’s Jake Miller also asked “Is the Affordable Care Act in serious jeopardy?” and Politico’s Todd Purdum went even further, warning of “Obamacare’s threat to liberalism.”

It’s true, of course, that the rollout of the new insurance exchanges has gone much more poorly than the administration expected, raising concerns among members of Congress, including Democrats who normally back Obama. The issue has become sufficiently damaging that 39 vulnerable House Democrats even voted in favor of a GOP healthcare bill.

But the legislation has no chance of becoming law, which allowed those Democrats to cast a free vote that distanced themselves from the current controversy without actually undermining their party’s policy objectives.

http://www.cjr.org/united_states_project/the_...

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#54251 Nov 20, 2013
The GOP’s scary-movie strategy

Republicans, of course, hope their sabotage will lead to the program’s repeal. But the exchanges are unlikely to fail; they are working more or less as intended in states that have supported the launch. The likelier outcome: Republicans will achieve nothing but an increase in the federal deficit, about which they profess to be concerned.

At the end of his spooky session with the press, Boehner was asked if he had plans to pass any health-care legislation before the end of the year. He had nothing to propose other than the ongoing effort to elevate the fear factor.“No decisions on what it is that we may or may not do,” he said. But one thing is certain:“Our members are going to continue to collect stories.”

It’s a safe bet they will be selected from the horror genre.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-m...

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#54252 Nov 20, 2013
Rep. Trey Radel charged with cocaine possession

Rep. Trey Radel, a Florida Republican elected in 2012, will be in court Wednesday on charges that he possessed cocaine.

Radel, 37, was charged with misdemeanor possession of cocaine in D.C. Superior Court on Tuesday.

He faces a maximum of 180 days in jail, as well as a fine of up to $1,000. Several sources with direct knowledge say it was the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration who were involved in the charges.

Radel has missed all four votes in the House this week.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/trey-ra...

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#54253 Nov 20, 2013
Ed Kilgore:

It's The Fundamentals, Stupid: Elections Aren't Determined By Short-Term 'Game Changes'

A month ago, there was endless chatter about a self-destructing Republican Party facing a season of fractious primaries next year before quite possibly losing control of the House of Representatives. Now it's the Democratic Party that's splitting wide open with its president sinking to the ignominious position of George W. Bush after Hurricane Katrina, and Republicans are poised to retake the Senate next year and steam toward 2016 in fine fettle. Did the game really change so thoroughly and rapidly?

There's but slim empirical evidence of that so far. Yes, Democrats have lost a brief but impressive advantage in the congressional generic ballot, and yes, there's some scattered evidence of red-state Democratic senators losing a few points in early 2016 polls. But other than that, both the Democratic October and the Republican November have been grossly premature illusions built more on hope and hype than anything durable.

The president's job approval ratings are a case in point. In Gallup's weekly averages, Obama has plunged from 43/51 during the triumphal week of the GOP's surrender over the government shutdown all the way down to 41/52 last week. You'd never know that from listening to the chattering classes.

In reality, the president's job approval ratings gradually slid along with those of virtually every other politician from either party during the shutdown, and haven't recovered or collapsed. And his personal favorability ratings, once regularly if not strikingly better than his job approval numbers, have been mostly below 50 percent since last spring.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#54255 Nov 20, 2013
The Ridiculous Obamacare Press Frenzy

There’s just a lot of nonsense right now. Which is pretty much what happens when these press frenzies get started, but it’s very frustrating. As I wrote over at Salon over the weekend, a good comparison here is Whitewater, of all things; yes, there is a substantive story on health care reform here, but what the press are up to is mostly just fantasy.

Today, I took on Kraushaar’s argument that the Upton vote was about Democrats turning against the ACA. As I said last week…no, it really isn’t.

Oh, and then there’s the “doom for liberalism” argument. On Friday, Ipointed out that public opinion doesn’t work that way.

I’ll dredge up a couple of other relevant posts from a while back. At the beginning of the month, I argued that “repeal” really is dead; the status quo ante has been disrupted far too much to ever return to it. Whatever happens in the future, it will be building on the new, ACA status quo, not repealing it and returning to the past arrangements. And I’ve also been saying that the spin at this point is irrelevant; what matters is whether the law works.

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/ten-miles-sq... #

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#54256 Nov 20, 2013
No Boost in Support For Repealing Obamacare
By Ed Kilgore

At present, asked if Congress should repeal Obamacare, leave it alone for now, or provide more funds to help its implementation, repeal is opposed by a 59-38 margin, with, as Brownstein noted, repeal sentiment being mainly confined to Republican and Republican-leaning parts of the electorate.

That means two things: Republicans will continue to be encouraged by their “base” to screw up the Affordable Care Act, and Democrats will have little real political incentive to cave.

It also means, of course, that if “repeal Obamacare” sentiment hasn’t much risen despite all the hysteria of the last few weeks, there’s no particular reason to think it will go higher before the law has a fighting chance to work.

And as everyone should understand by now, come January 1 the ranks of those with a very tangible stake in the law’s survival is going to go up sharply, even as Republicans try to figure out how to square their desire to kill it with their recent “keep your insurance” rhetoric.

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-an...

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#54258 Nov 20, 2013
Americans Like Obamacare Where They Can Get It

As the Washington press corps reports that the Obama Administration is failing — and threatening to take down with it the entire philosophy of liberalism — a funny thing is happening out there across the country. In a number of states that have working online health-care exchanges, more and more people are signing up for the insurance coverage that is available under the Affordable Care Act.

….. During the first two weeks of November, almost sixty thousand people signed up for private insurance policies or for Medi-Cal in California, the local version of Medicaid. That’s more than twice the figure for all of October.“What we are seeing is incredible momentum,” Peter Lee, the director of Covered California, said at a press conference on Monday.

Similar things are happening in other states across the country …. Connecticut, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Washington are on track to exceed their enrollment targets. Here in New York, too, there are positive signs….

What these states have in common are state-run Web sites that are working pretty well; they are also all controlled by Democrats who are pushing the new reform.

This progress points to something that has been absent in much of the reporting about the troubled rollout of healthcare.gov and the cancellation of individual policies: in places where Americans know about the comprehensive and heavily subsidized health coverage available under the Affordable Care Act and can easily access it, they are doing so in substantial numbers.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncas...

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#54259 Nov 20, 2013
Steve Benen:

‘This is sabotage, plain and simple’

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who’s never been the Affordable Care Act’s biggest fan, appeared on MSNBC yesterday to join the critical chorus. In reference to the Obama administration, the conservative Democrat said,“The bottom line is that they messed up, they messed up royally. There’s no excuse for this.”

The administration’s missteps have been well documented, and officials have earned much of the criticism they’ve received. But to say there’“no excuse” is to overlook Republican sabotage efforts that have made a real difference.

Todd Purdum recently made the case, for example, that “calculated sabotage by Republicans at every step” is a “less acknowledged cause” of the rollout’s troubles.

Jamelle Bouie added this week,“If Republicans have shown anything over the last four years, it’s that they’ll do anything to stop the Affordable Care Act, even if it amounts to legislative sabotage.”
legislative sabotage

Los Angeles, CA

#54260 Nov 20, 2013
REP. NANCY PELOSI:

But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it away from the fog of the controversy.
fixing glitches

Los Angeles, CA

#54261 Nov 20, 2013
Obama:

Republicans Making It Difficult To Fix Obamacare Glitches

One of the problems we've had is one side of Capitol Hill is invested in failure, and that makes, I think, the kind of iterative process of fixing glitches as they come up and fine-tuning the law more challenging. But I'm optimistic that we can get it fixed.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/1...
liar alert

Los Angeles, CA

#54262 Nov 20, 2013
Obama:

Republicans Making It Difficult To Fix Obamacare Glitches

CBS:

DEMS FLEEING WHITE HOUSE OVER OBAMACARE

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/11...

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‘This is sabotage, plain and simple’
liar alert

Los Angeles, CA

#54263 Nov 20, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
Americans Like Obamacare Where They Can Get It
As the Washington press corps reports that the Obama Administration is failing — and threatening to take down with it the entire philosophy of liberalism — a funny thing is happening out there across the country. In a number of states that have working online health-care exchanges, more and more people are signing up for the insurance coverage that is available under the Affordable Care Act.
….. During the first two weeks of November, almost sixty thousand people signed up for private insurance policies or for Medi-Cal in California, the local version of Medicaid. That’s more than twice the figure for all of October.“What we are seeing is incredible momentum,” Peter Lee, the director of Covered California, said at a press conference on Monday.
Similar things are happening in other states across the country …. Connecticut, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Washington are on track to exceed their enrollment targets. Here in New York, too, there are positive signs….
What these states have in common are state-run Web sites that are working pretty well; they are also all controlled by Democrats who are pushing the new reform.
This progress points to something that has been absent in much of the reporting about the troubled rollout of healthcare.gov and the cancellation of individual policies: in places where Americans know about the comprehensive and heavily subsidized health coverage available under the Affordable Care Act and can easily access it, they are doing so in substantial numbers.
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncas...
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KRAUTHAMMER:

Exactly.

And then in the run-up,

there's all these reassurances and we know the president had been briefed himself about that McKinsey study.

So he knew, how much he knew, we are not sure.

But this is a level of incompetence that is indescribable.

And it stands to reason.

We've got a president who never ran anything.

He was never a governor.

He never ran a hot dog stand in his life and he presumed that his team could remake one-sixth of the American committee and this is what happens.

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“What we are seeing is incredible momentum”

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