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The mainstream media vultures gather
Washington Examiner, by Hugh Hewitt

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/17/2012 5:19:39 AM

"Show up and shut up." Rabbi Harold Kushner was my guest for a PBS series on God in America, and this was his condensed version of advice for those who would comfort the grieving. It ought to circulate around the halls of American broadcast media for once again there were no boundaries the collective media would respect in the aftermath of the murders in Newtown, Conn. The rush to assemble a media mob is now expected and the ratings consequences to the networks of ignoring such a horror are no doubt enormous, but the intrusion into the awful grief

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Elvira, 12/17/2012 6:15:24 AM     (No. 9070232)

I want to vomit every time I see one of these vultures shove a microphone in front of someone grieving in the aftermath of a tragedy. "What are you feelings in light of this tragedy?" Most people are too polite yo say something along the lines of "Get the fark out of here!" or "How the hell do you think I feel a**hole?!!".... Sincere apologies to staff for the language... But really?

The media is who needs to be reigned in!! Leave people alone!! For God´s sake, and for the sake of the sanity of the survivors!!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JAN, 12/17/2012 6:19:06 AM     (No. 9070236)

The ghouls will not be an ugly presence at the funterals of these murdered children.

We can voice our opinion by keeping the TV and radio turned OFF.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 12/17/2012 6:19:51 AM     (No. 9070237)

Sorry for the typo.

The ghouls will NOW be an ugly presence....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: The Other Guy, 12/17/2012 6:24:56 AM     (No. 9070243)

I was present in the hospital when the doctor informed the parents that their infant daughter had suffered a crib death. "Show up and shut up", is essentially the same advice I received from an Air Force chaplain, also present, when I asked for advice on how to best help them. Provide a figurative shoulder to cry on (or a real one if that´s the nature of your relationship). Let them vent in any way they want and keep your opinions to yourself if you disagree with what they say in the immediate aftermath. That isn´t the time to dissent.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 12/17/2012 6:44:23 AM     (No. 9070272)

On Saturday, Soledad O´Brien was in full vulture mode. These people are so phony. She put on her ´serious´ face, and then proceed to walk over the dead bodies of children to further her political agenda. It was almost as bad as Katie Couric´s performance at Columbine.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 12/17/2012 7:20:42 AM     (No. 9070328)

I don´t want to know the murders name. I want it to vanish in anonymity. I will listen to the LSM when they cover the Mall Shooting in Oregon that was thwarted by a citizen with a concealed carry permit.

Evil exist, and is on the rise. Evil will always strike a soft target. Frankly I find myself more at ease at a rifle range with 20 or 30 heavily armed strangers than in a shopping mall or movie theater.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: southernboy, 12/17/2012 7:40:57 AM     (No. 9070357)

#6 "..Frankly I find myself more at ease at a rifle range with 20 or 30 heavily armed strangers than in a shopping mall or movie theater…"

Exactly right. Saturday I had lunch with a friend who I knew was wearing a .45 under his arm (only because I know he always does) and….it was very reassuring .

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Judith, 12/17/2012 7:58:27 AM     (No. 9070391)

Other than a lot of people were killed in Newtown, the media got everything wrong. Useless twits.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: John318, 12/17/2012 8:04:07 AM     (No. 9070406)

Don´t you know their life´s motto? "If it bleeds it leads" That´s how vulture operate.
Smarming over the bodies of the dead.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LZK, 12/17/2012 8:12:34 AM     (No. 9070422)

I agree with poster #2.....

I´ve tuned out most of the news because it´s so distasteful....

I´m wrapping Christmas gifts and listening to Christmas music.....

I´ve said my Rosary for all the victims and know they are being cared for by our loving Father Who Art in Heaven....

LZK

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/17/2012 8:40:29 AM     (No. 9070472)

The television news media in a nutshell: Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play? And this gem: Mrs. Lindbergh, would you like to sell that used baby carriage?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Chiritwo, 12/17/2012 8:43:01 AM     (No. 9070475)

Now for sure the tv is turned off when the empty chair comes on the air. Where was he when the other massacres occurred? I´m sure he politicized it. This is just a guess since I can´t listen to him. I´m not for guns but can one imagine the power he would have if he managed to outlaw guns? It makes one shutter. There is a reason for the 2nd amendment.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Felixcat, 12/17/2012 9:28:28 AM     (No. 9070543)

If only the media would have shown 1/100 the level of interest in Benghazi, Obama´s past in 2008, etc as they are showing in this tragedy.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 12/17/2012 9:39:29 AM     (No. 9070571)

I was listening to CBS national news on the radio during the day. I could not believe when I turned on Fox News TV it was a totally different story. All day long CBS radio was WRONG about everything especially the name of the shooter. They were acusing the brother. What is wrong with the irresponsible "news" people. I agree, what they tell us is not news. So what if obama cried, it is not news.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 12/17/2012 9:55:32 AM     (No. 9070609)

This time the MSM and the gun control nutz may have "jumped the shark."

Like many others my TV´s were off most of the weekend.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: OhMy, 12/17/2012 9:57:06 AM     (No. 9070611)

The article is precisely right - it is not news it is voyeurism, and in pointing out that a time of high emotion is the worst time to make public policy ( gun control in this case ) but that is the very time and method the left uses to push this bad policy. Everything Obama does is pushed in some crisis, never let a crisis go to waste!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/17/2012 9:59:31 AM     (No. 9070616)

My cousin was one of the first people shot in the Long Island Railroad massacre. Family and friends surrounded his parent´s house and kept the media away. The day of his funeral, the parents announced to the media that the funeral would be held at 3pm. It was actually held at 10am and by the time the media arrived it was all over and everyone had left.

That is how to handle the media in situations like this.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/17/2012 10:14:22 AM     (No. 9070650)

The MSM, Obama, Feinstein, Bloomberg et al, inter-alia are all racists

Yeah? Why do you say that?

504 murders of young black men so far 2012 just in Chicago. Up 25% from 2011.

Since 1976, the number of young black men age 14 and up murdered in America? 220,000. By other young black men

Add in black females 14 and up killed by other blacks same time period and the total rises to a staggering 300,000. 8,500 per year. 23 per day for 35 years.

A Newton Conn school shooting every day in Black America. (crickets)

No word from Obama or Feinstein on this.

Just fiery rhetoric political talk talk when white suburban kids are killed.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: owl, 12/17/2012 10:26:52 AM     (No. 9070679)

" Hey O´Bummer ! . Were any of his guns from Fast & Furious ? ".

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Reply 20 - Posted by: msjena, 12/17/2012 10:30:57 AM     (No. 9070691)

I am so tired of the this grief-a-thon. Or is it grief-ography. Whatever--it is too much! Yes, it is a tragedy for those involved. No, it is not national news.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 12/17/2012 10:33:34 AM     (No. 9070697)

Along with the mainstream media vultures, one makes a drive-by, more descriptively swoop-by, personal appearance for the occasion in order to impart one’s supposed wisdom and empathy.

Heeding the words of one who goes to almost unprecedented lengths to conceal one’s past seems to be an imprudent decision.

Who knows how many years were occupied with supplying mind and body with who knows how many “controlled substances?” (Isn’t that a lovely expression? “Controlled Substances” It almost sounds respectable, upright, elegant.)

Whatever happened to common sense? A dictionary defines it. Common Sense: “ordinary good sense or sound practical judgment”


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Reply 22 - Posted by: zorba, 12/17/2012 10:36:34 AM     (No. 9070703)

We decry the media coverage of this tragedy, yet we read every word and watch every video. That´s why the media wallows in it, folks. The media is giving us what we want. If they didn´t cover it so intensely, we´d be asking "why is the mainstream media covering this event up?"

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Linder, 12/17/2012 11:03:50 AM     (No. 9070763)

While my thoughts are never been far from the parents and families of the little children and teachers I refuse to gawk at their grief. Perhaps it was the right thing for President Obama to go there but I can´t get past the administration´s stated policy to never let a tragedy go to waste....and so I haven´t listened to one word of his speech.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 12/17/2012 11:16:09 AM     (No. 9070806)

In times like this I refuse to watch the news. It´s always the same, adds nothing to the understanding and always exploits the grief of those parents and brothers and sisters who have to deal not only with the tragedy but also with the prying cameras and stupid interview questions. Then on to the only solution that shreds the constitutional rights of the citizens of this country. To be sure there are other effective solutions that are always off the table but nobody in the news business seems interested in even discussing as a possibility. Color me disgusted with this part.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/17/2012 11:54:16 AM     (No. 9070894)

My tipping point came when I saw that evil Westboro Baptist group was going to picket at the memorial. At least Obama, if he stayed decent, had the right to be there with the mourners. These Westboro people are pure hate.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: dbdiva, 12/17/2012 11:58:53 AM     (No. 9070902)

This reminds me of Nickel Mines and the way the media acted then; it was simply hideous. There was one media-wench who dressed up in what she supposed was an Amish dress and showed up on the porch of one of the families. She was immediately escorted off the property. The State Police Commissioner gave the media what seemed like updates every 12 seconds just to keep them from bothering the families. He instituted a ´No Fly Zone´ over the cemetery the day of the funerals and the media STILL found a way to be intrusive.
They reported ad nauseum on how considerate and sensitive they were being to the Amish community.
I chose not to watch the coverage since I figured those goons were only there to sensationalize every aspect of it.
I was also afraid I´d accidentally get a glimpse of Obama inserting himself into the event. Why he thought it was appropriate to travel to CT and burden law enforcement there with security details at a time like this I cannot fathom. A simple statement of condolences offered from the WH would have been sufficient but then there would not have been a photo op.


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Reply 27 - Posted by: ivehadit, 12/17/2012 12:56:02 PM     (No. 9070987)

The reason one may want to throw up at the presence of the media mike in front of a grieving soul is because it is a boundary violation. It is intellectually dishonest for the media to be feigning that they are there because they "care" about you and the grieving. They are there for ratings, imho. Boundary violiations make one physically as well as mentally sick...and enraged. We are being violated every singe day by many who hold the reins of power these days...sickening indeed.

However, I do believe the people are going to rise up eventually...which may be why so many hollow bullets are being purchased by the government, no?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: LadyHen, 12/17/2012 1:13:10 PM     (No. 9071020)

#2.. my TV has not been tuned into any of this since the initial report. The news regardless of station has simply been OFF. It is my personal protest against the 24/7 media frenzy. Not only must it be tortuous for the victims´ families and I am sure highly disrespectful BUT it also encourages copy cats and desensitizes us all to more horror. I don´t ever want to be desensitized to the slaughter of innocent people.

I won´t call them vulture... vultures at least perform a vital function in nature. These lying, distorting media outlets and "reporters" are infected, oozing sores on the conscience and mind of America. They do no good.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: ivehadit, 12/17/2012 1:17:52 PM     (No. 9071027)

Excellent comments, 30! I, too, have done the same thing...and think the same of the media.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Felixcat, 12/17/2012 1:42:06 PM     (No. 9071088)

Re #23 - no, some of us have not "read every word and watch(ed) every video."

I went out of my way this weekend not to watch anything about this tragic event. I don´t know these people; cannot sympathize with them as I´ve never experienced such a thing and don´t see how mumbling words of so sorry could help.

And I don´t recall President Bush rushing to Virginia Tech after that horrific event. Of course, if he did, the same media extolling Obama would have attacked Bush as politicizing the event.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: dman, 12/17/2012 2:45:16 PM     (No. 9071210)

I listened yesterday to our "Vulture in Chief", aka the MSM POTUS, despite the red flags in my right brain. I just knew that he would not keep his promise to leave politics out of his remarks, and wanted to confirm yet another lie.

I was not disappointed. He just can´t help himself.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: GreyedOut, 12/17/2012 2:48:15 PM     (No. 9071213)

I´ve had ESPN on the last 30 hours, mostly without sound. When they mentioned the massacre it is brief, heartfelt, and they show the support for the Sandy Hook families of people across the US who attend sporting events, and the players. No vultures interviewing family and friends. But a brief interview with the Giants player who wrote the name of a boy on his shoes and "My Hero" next to it. Incredibly sad but not gruesome like the MSM.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 12/17/2012 2:54:50 PM     (No. 9071225)

Tried watching the football game last night between the SF 49ers and the Boston Patriots and guess what? They interrupted my escape from this crazy mixed up political world we´re subject to....with that damn Kenyan Marxist and his phony politicized lefty rhetoric! I was livid! NBC has seemingly hired Obama to work for them! The damnable rump-swabs! Stop politicizing this! Like Rancher Jack says on his post, what about the 504 murdered blacks just this year in just one thug ghetto city like Chicago?? Hey Obama! Can you hear the sounds of gunfire every weekend in your so-called "hometown"? No? You big old hypocrite! You cry like Bill Clinton! And I´m STILL waiting for ANYBODY in the ass-press to tell the American people about the Chinese man who killed the same number of children last week on the SAME day--with a KNIFE!!! Where in hell is THAT story so we can compare?....crickets forever chirping in the phony liar lamestream media! They make me sick.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: rocco49, 12/17/2012 3:01:51 PM     (No. 9071243)

Unfortunately, in our brave new world of politics and media liars, common sense aint so "common" any more. Very sad. And so stupid.We are truly surrounded by so many idiots.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 12/17/2012 3:20:28 PM     (No. 9071284)

#23 says: "We decry the media coverage of this tragedy, yet we read every word and watch every video." Nope, not me. And evidently not a lot of other posters. Everything has been off since I got the story on Friday. That´s all I needed to know.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: gruntled, 12/17/2012 10:39:33 PM     (No. 9071848)

Hmm. They refused to show the jumpers from the World Trade Center but are all too anxious to plaster images and soundbites of grieving families and friends all over every airwave, magazine or "news" paper.

S/ I wonder if it has anything to do with their politics? /s

I agree with the previous poster(s). Shoving a mic in the face of a devestated parent is the act of a vulture feeding off other´s despair.

Grunt sends.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/18/2012 2:37:02 AM     (No. 9071996)

My father was a first responder present when a famous NY newsman, covering a dicey airliner landing, cursed in anger that the plane landed safely, because a crash would have been such a great story.

All the first responders cheered when a priest punched the famous newsman, knocking him on his keister in the foam covering the runway.

Forever after, the famous newsman was greeted as "Foamy" by a large number of said first responders.

The news media are despicable.

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President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Glen Campbell has been
moved into a facility

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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/17/2014 6:58:48 PM     Post Reply
Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his

Even Hillary Clinton Isn’t Sure What
We Should Like About Hillary Clinton

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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
The first step is admitting… It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.(Snip)So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment. The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have


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