What Media Bias? Part 194


ABC is defending its decision to edit out an apparently erroneous claim by Michelle Obama in its broadcast of the first lady’s interview on Good Morning America today, saying it made the changes “solely” for the sake of time.

As The Washington Examiner reported this morning, the first lady claimed during an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts that 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was killed in Chicago shortly after performing during the President’s Inauguration, was shot because “some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need.”

In fact, Chicago Police reported Pendleton was shot by a man who “opened fire with a handgun before fleeing in a waiting car,” according to the Associated Press…

Yeah, for the sake of time.  Now, any time President Bush inadvertently mangled English, the MSM always had plenty of time to show it – over and over and over again.  Now here’s the First Lady making a flat out false statement and all of a sudden, “oh, we’re so pressed for time, can’t even show it once!”.

You believe that, then I’ve got a bridge for sale in Brooklyn…

26 thoughts on “What Media Bias? Part 194

  1. Cluster February 27, 2013 / 8:01 am

    Well I think the next story was about something Kim Kardashian did – so yea, no more time for Mooochelle.

    This shouldn’t surprise anyone. The media HAS to ignore nearly everything Biden says like wondering if college girls know if they are going to be raped, telling people to buy a shotgun, and making up a European country.

    The liberal media is.a F#%*ing joke, just like Barry, Moochelle and Joe are. They’re all the same.

    • Retired Spook February 27, 2013 / 9:18 am

      telling people to buy a shotgun

      Not just “buy” a shotgun, but stand out on your deck and rip off a couple warning blasts if you hear strange sounds outside your house. Too bad, I guess, if the strange sounds are your neighbor’s kids playing hide and seek, and one of them gets in the line of fire — OOPSIE!!

      • Cluster February 27, 2013 / 10:16 am

        Here in AZ there is law called Shannon’s Law, wherein several years back a little girl was killed by a stray bullet from random gun fire. So celebratory gun fire, or random gun fire now is illegal. I guess Joe may want to read up on that.

        Seriously, the level of stupidity we are dealing with here with this regime and their minions is beyond anything I could ever imagined.

  2. Cluster February 27, 2013 / 8:54 am

    Some very good analysis courtesy of the American Thinker:

    One might say that the sequester plan originated as a declaration that all federal expenses are created equal. In other words, since government could not agree on any acceptable cuts that would bring our expenditures in line with revenues, Congress and President Obama created a backstop law that would implement across-the-board cuts equally. The cuts amount to $85 billion this year, or about 2.1% of the estimated 4.061 trillion dollar total expenditures in 2013. Such a “cut” would still result in federal outlays for 2013 totaling 3.976 trillion dollars, about 180 billion dollars more than was spent in FY2012.

    This is a disaster, according to liberal politicians and commentators.

    Or is it? Perhaps the real danger is that sequestration will occur, and people’s lives will go on as normal. The liberal myth that all government spending is critically important will fade away. People might actually realize that we can survive and thrive with smaller government. In actuality, liberals are very concerned that their fundamental philosophy — that prosperity is driven by government spending and government growth — might be discredited. How can government justify confiscating and wasting trillions of dollars more than we take in every year if nobody believes these expenditures matter? Maybe those dollars will finally be recognized as pork, waste, union handouts, and paybacks to donors and friends. Maybe we really could cut the size of government by even more than the woefully inadequate 2% and we’d all be just fine.

    This is the existential threat to liberalism. It’s about the lie being exposed, not the paltry decrease in the increase. Hence the sound and the fury.

    • M. Noonan February 27, 2013 / 9:17 am

      I agree that it is a threat – if the cuts go through and no one notices, the argument for the next round of cuts will be stronger. This is why Obama wants to ensure that the cuts cause as much pain to the people as possible.

      • neocon01 February 27, 2013 / 12:29 pm

        the next cuts will be in a few weeks….another financial cliff

  3. GMB February 27, 2013 / 11:12 am

    Fifteen so called republican senators just voted to confirm the most unqualified person ever to be Secretary of Defense. You are worried about media bias?

    Well, a great big progressive lolzer on me.

    The Whigs!! The comeback kids of the 21st century!

    • neocon01 February 27, 2013 / 11:15 am


      a rabid anti Israeli, and reported islamic convert……..GOP, IM DONE with you, NEVER AGAIN!!!

      DNC = CPUSA
      GOP = DNC light!

    • Cluster February 27, 2013 / 11:27 am

      I agree – the Republicans SUCK!! Boehner is an idiot and the rest of the cabal are nothing more than career suck ups who tepidly voice opposition but would never walk the walk in fear of not being invited to the next cocktail party.

      McCain is a complete embarrassment.

      • neocon01 February 27, 2013 / 11:34 am

        This guy?
        the traitor JfN kerry’s best buddy??

        John McCain, the second term Republican senator from Arizona and former Navy pilot captured and held prisoner during the Vietnam War, is a fraud, collaborator, and danger to the security of the United States.


      • neocon01 February 27, 2013 / 11:52 am



        Bwaaaaaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

      • GMB February 27, 2013 / 12:02 pm

        Neo, please don’t laugh too hard. You will pop a vein.


      • bardolf2 February 27, 2013 / 12:58 pm


        You know who needs more power? A president that has declared that he has the right to kill Americans, from above, with drones, without due process, if he considers that they MIGHT be EVENTUALLY going to do something he considers terrorism.

        Honey Boo Boo’s mom might as well be running the GOP. They’ve always had other people’s money burning a hole in their pocket. Now they can use the white trash excuse of blaming the black guy for all their problems.

      • neocon01 February 27, 2013 / 1:43 pm


        Now they can use the white trash excuse of blaming the black guy for all their problems.

        the klintons are blaming the mulatto?? eye opening!

      • GMB February 27, 2013 / 2:54 pm

        Honey Boo Boo’s mom? Do I dare do a search of that? Is it as bad as the code pink fatty pic Neo likes to post?

        Think I will pass on that.

      • bardolf2 February 27, 2013 / 5:03 pm

        Good catch Neo!

        The Clintons were white trash long before the GOP, so it’s really a car race to the bottom. Maybe a race card to the bottom. These bipartisan things confuse me easily.


        You can google Honey Boo Boo’s mom only if you have a strong stomach. Maybe you can first try to figure out Lindsey Graham Lohan. Is it a guy or girl and does it like guys or girls?

    • Amazona February 27, 2013 / 12:34 pm

      According to the NYT, “..Fifty-two Democrats, two independents and four Republicans backed Mr. Hagel, and 41 Republicans opposed him. ”

      • GMB February 27, 2013 / 12:41 pm


        All these folks voted for cloture. Same as voting for the confirmation. They could have stopped his nomination, they did not.

        Games go play them somewhere else.

      • neocon01 February 27, 2013 / 12:41 pm

        GOP Folderoo On Hagel Confirmation
        By Andrew C. McCarthy

        Chuck Hagel has reportedly been confirmed by a vote of 58 to 41.

        But the real action was on cloture, where — as Andrew reported — 18 Republicans voted to let a final vote on the nomination proceed. No matter how they parse it, these Republicans voted to make Hagel the secretary of defense.

        They will tell the folks back home that they just voted yes on the “procedural” matter but really opposed Hagel’s nomination.

        That will not be true. Since Democrats had the votes to confirm Hagel if the 60-vote barrier was surmounted, voting to surmount it assured that Hagel would be confirmed — and everyone knew it.


  4. Cluster February 27, 2013 / 12:07 pm

    From the Politico article:

    Days before the March 1 deadline, Senate Republicans are circulating a draft bill that would cancel $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts and instead turn over authority to President Barack Obama to achieve the same level of savings under a plan to be filed by March 8. The five- page document, which has the tacit support of Senate GOP leaders, represents a remarkable shift for the party. Having railed against Senate Democrats for not passing a budget, Republicans are now proposing that Congress surrender an important piece of its Constitutional “power of the purse” for the last seven months of this fiscal year.

    Is it possible to have less of a spine than Mitch McConnell? Is it possible to smaller balls? Are they really trying to sell us on the fact that the government is so lean, so efficient, that a 2% cut in spending will result in chaos??

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/senate-gop-ponders-shifting-power-to-obama-88149.html#ixzz2M7ErtAOQ

  5. Cluster February 27, 2013 / 12:36 pm

    How’s this for our current surreal environment – Bob Woodward a lone voice of sanity in the liberal media:

    BOB WOODWARD, WASHINGTON POST: I’m not sure the White House understands exactly what happened in all of these negotiations at the end of 2011 with the sequester and the super committee and God knows what because they were really on the sidelines. But I think it’s possible to take one example here where President Obama came out and acknowledged that we are not sending the aircraft carrier Truman to the Persian Gulf because of this budget agreement.


    WOODWARD: Joe, I mean, this will resonate with you, I think. Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, “Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document,” or George W. Bush saying, “You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need,” or even Bill Clinton saying, “You know, I’m not going to attack Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters” as he did when Clinton was president “because of some budget document?” Under the Constitution, the president is Commander-in-Chief and employs the force. And so we now have the president going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement, “I can’t do what I need to do to protect the country.” That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time.

    • neocon01 February 27, 2013 / 12:49 pm

      I agree with this man 100%

      ahem said…

      Kevin:” He will have to live with the results of it. ”

      Unfortunately, we will have to die because of it.
      On a related note, I sent Mitch McConnell a note this morning in response to this morning’s article in Politico:


      I want you to quit right now and take all the ruthless numbskulls who are supporting you with you. Better yet, jut dissolve the Republican Party. ‘Nuke it from orbit’, as they say in the film Aliens; ‘that’s the only way to be sure’.

      In offering to cede more power to that marxist dictator, Obama, you are admitting that you have already ceded it. It’s not a decision to be made but a fait acccompli. Thanks for demonstrating some backbone.

      The amount of money you are talking about is infinitesimal compared to the size of the debt. The sequester belongs to Obama; have the stones to fight for the truth.

      Your party is irrelevant—and has been since Obama’s coup in 2008. By issuing illegal executive orders, he has effectively sidelined the Congress and dismantled the two-party system in America. Your so-called party is no longer alive; the Republicans are just a bunch a trough-suckers trying to save their own highly-paid government jobs.

      Just dissolve the Republican party, give your paychecks back to the taxpayers, go home and retire, and leave the rest of us to deal with the fascist police state you and your cronies have permitted to balloon into existence. In the course of four years, Americans no longer possess anything resembling Constitutional rights; you gave those away without even a whimper. You have no character or courage. You are not fit to perform your elected responsibilities.

      The American citizen can suffer well enough without you—all of you.”

    • neocon01 February 27, 2013 / 12:54 pm


      • neocon01 February 27, 2013 / 12:58 pm

        Karl Rove’s declaration of war on conservatives will bring the GOP a slow and agonizing death

        NO it is already a dead and decaying body that STINKS!!

      • GMB February 27, 2013 / 2:20 pm

        “NO it is already a dead and decaying body that STINKS!!”

        Unfortunately that decaying body still has a head. That head will make us suffer through one more GOP defeat in 2016 just for poops and laughs.

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