Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 9:49pm
I am proposing several actions for citizens troubled by the NewsHour’s blackout of third party candidates. A blackout of the issues of the constituencies of third party candidates.
I propose similarly concerned fellow citizens:
Boycott the PBS NewsHour between October 15th and 19th, 5 broadcast days.
Email a complaint to the NewsHour about the lack of coverage of third party candidates (come on, it will only cost you a few minutes):
Send a U.S. snail mail complaint (again a matter of minutes and a stamp):
2700 South Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22206
Contact PBS Ombudsman, Michael Getler: Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 01/18/2012 - 11:39pm
Tonight on the NewsHour I watched Dennis Ross (former administration Mideast adviser) with a straight-face assert that we very well may be “sliding into war with Iran” -- actually, being FORCED into such a scenario -- because of Iran’s threat of nuclear enrichment.
Only let’s bottom-line it. “Iran’s NON-EXISTENT bomb” is the non-justification justification for a strike against Iran that would set off a deadly conflagration of God knows what intended and unintended U.S. and Israel imperialistic profits-over-who-gives-a-shit-how-many-dead-or-maimed-or-displaced-people consequences!
Non-existent weapon of mass destruction? Has a familiar ring to it, nes pa? Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 1:42pm
As if tensions between the United States and Iran weren't high enough, here's PBS NewsHour anchor Margaret Warner (1/9/12):
Read below the fold...
The Iranian government insists that its nuclear activities are for peaceful energy purposes only, an assertion disputed by the U.S. and its allies. On CBS yesterday, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta repeated international demands that Iran stop enriching uranium.
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 12/21/2010 - 1:44pm
Check out this transcript from a show run on November 16th of this year:
JIM LEHRER: In the worst-case scenario, the panel says courts could block foreclosures. Banks would be left holding bad mortgage loans that cost them billions of dollars. That in turn would deepen disruption in the housing market.
But, in the best case, the Oversight Panel acknowledges, concerns about mortgage documents may prove to be overblown, a view embraced by the financial industry. This afternoon, executives from two major lenders, J.P. Morgan Chase and Bank of America, appeared before the Senate Banking Committee. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Thu, 11/04/2010 - 10:57pm
This week soft-spoken, corporate media favored talking head historian Michael Beschloss appeared on Rachel Maddow to help her characterize the presidency of Barack Obama as a great one. I vented about that shark jump here.
Now, tonight on pbs' The Newshour Michael Beschloss inspires further jaw-dropping by declaring that the message from the people to Barack Obama in the 2010 midterms is that he should have governed from a MORE "centrist" position. WTF?
One more nail in the coffin of the still-born campaign liberalism that never survived to the Barack presidency. That never grew beyond the twinkle in millions of Americans hopeful eyes. Read below the fold...
Submitted by libbyliberal on Wed, 01/06/2010 - 8:33pm
I was in the other room and was just catching drifts of the broadcast so I apologize for sketchiness but it got me riled.
One pundit acknowledged that there was "disappointment" on the part of the Left toward Obama... though he wouldn't go as far as to say "disillusionment." SAY IT, D*MN IT!!! DISILLUSIONMENT!!!!
Then a female voice oozing with patronization assured Jim Lehrer "No one can perform magic. Not even Barack Obama!" PULLLLLLEEEEEZE!!!! Infantilization of us left fringers always ranting about morality.
Wow. I get cyber sense and then I turn on MSM and feel farther and farther disenfranchised.
Tch, tch, poor Dems ... looking bad for 2010. As if they have nothing to do with such bad fortune. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Mon, 06/08/2009 - 10:18pm
Check out this excerpt from a NewsHour report on the health care debate:
MITCH STEWART: I think having this face-to-face conversation happening across the country is something that's never happened before. And I think our leaders in Washington are going to take note of that.
THOMAS MANN, Brookings Institution: Yes, it's unprecedented in the scope, in the reach.
BETTY ANN BOWSER: But congressional scholar Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution thinks the effort won't have much impact on health care reform. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Thu, 04/17/2008 - 11:27am
WQED Vote 2008: A Town Hall Meeting and Broadcast with Jim Lehrer to Air Live on Sunday, April 20 at 6pm
Public is invited to be part of studio audience
PITTSBURGH - While Pennsylvania presidential campaigns usually begin in Philadelphia, they don't end there. What do these candidates know about the Pittsburgh region? What does the public want them to know? Read below the fold...