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By Noel Sheppard | | August 12, 2013 | 5:51 PM EDT

Is social media helping drive the continually growing negative opinion of ObamaCare?

A new study finds that negative comments on Twitter about the President's healthcare plan outnumber positive comments by seven to one.

By Brad Wilmouth | | August 12, 2013 | 5:47 PM EDT

Appearing as a guest on Friday's PoliticsNation, Washington Post political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson declared that President Obama had "framed it very nicely" when he asserted that Republicans "want to shut down the government so that they can deny 30 million people health care." Henderson:

By Ken Shepherd | | August 12, 2013 | 4:39 PM EDT

On Friday, I noted how ostensibly objective religion reporter David Gibson of Religion News Service has been tapped by Sister Simone Campbell to co-author her memoirs. Proceeds from the project will go into the coffers of NETWORK, Campbell's left-leaning "social justice" organization. Campbell, you may recall, addressed the Democratic National Convention last year and was a mini-celebrity on the Left for her attacks on Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and his signature Ryan budget plan.

A review of Gibson's writing about Campbell's anti-Ryan budget  "nuns on the bus" tour last year and this year's bus tour focused on immigration reform shows that Gibson's treatment of Campbell's politicking reads more like hagiography than objective journalism. Let's walk through a few samples. Here's Gibson from a September 6 item dutifully passing along highlights of Campbell's speech to the 2012 Democratic National Convention (emphasis mine):

By Andrew Lautz | | August 12, 2013 | 4:19 PM EDT

MSNBC host Karen Finney denounced Republican “scare tactics” over ObamaCare on Saturday’s Disrupt – and then employed liberal scare tactics to stress the benefits of ObamaCare. Finney further warned that the GOP wants to “[take] something away from people” in their repeal efforts, rattling off a long list of benefits that Americans would lose if ObamaCare was repealed.

Finney began the segment by fawning over President Obama’s Friday press conference, declaring that the president “heads to his vacation with a new verve.” Finney apparently chose to ignore Obama’s near record-low approval ratings.

By Matthew Sheffield | | August 12, 2013 | 3:53 PM EDT

Oftentimes on the Right, there is a tendency to see a tension between being strategic and being principled. Primarily, this is because many of the people who often speak of strategy have evinced a willingness to jettison principle too readily. But is there necessarily a conflict between these two objectives? Not really.

One person who understands this point very well is W. James Antle III, the author of a new book called Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever Be Stopped? There have been many books written in recent years pondering the question of what conservatives can do to better succeed in the political marketplace, Jim’s work is one of the few that provides a high-level look at what has worked in the past for the Right and puts it into a broader strategic framework for today’s challenges. I had the pleasure of discussing it with him at length recently. A transcript of our conversation follows.

By Matt Hadro | | August 12, 2013 | 3:34 PM EDT

ABC's Jonathan Karl admitted "it's hard to take Trump seriously," yet he spent almost a minute of his report on Monday's Good Morning America playing up Donald Trump's possible 2016 candidacy amidst Trump's birther questions. He also hyped Hillary Clinton's potential candiacy.

In contrast Karl gave just 7 seconds to 2012 GOP candidate Rick Santorum, who appeared at the Iowa State Fair over the weekend and roused speculation of a 2016 run. Almost a whole minute of Karl's report focused on Trump.

By Noel Sheppard | | August 12, 2013 | 3:33 PM EDT

On Monday, the perilously liberal Huffington Post put the following headline on its front page:

6 Famous Documentaries That Were Shockingly Full Of Sh*t

 

Unbelievably, one of the films totally lambasted in the piece was - wait for it! - Bill Maher's "Religulous" from 2008 (serious vulgarity alert):

By Jeffrey Meyer | | August 12, 2013 | 2:18 PM EDT

You know NBC is experiencing backlash over its planned Hillary Clinton miniseries when a liberal National Public Radio reporter criticizes NBC’s decision to air a miniseries prior to the 2016 presidential election. Appearing on the Melissa Harris-Perry show on August 10, NPR reporter David Folkenflik had some harsh words about the upcoming documentary.

Folkenflik, commenting on the Republican National Committee chairman's threat to boycott NBC and CNN if they go through with planned Clinton documentaries, argued that:

By Mike Ciandella | | August 12, 2013 | 1:29 PM EDT

Liberal billionaire George Soros celebrates his 83rd birthday on Aug. 12.  The left-wing philanthropist continues to have a deep-vested interest in American politics, including a recent endorsement of  Democrat Bill de Blasio for mayor of New York City.

Soros has a long history of funding liberals and attacking conservatives, and spent more than $25.5 million to defeat President George W. Bush in 2004.

Soros also aids hundreds of left-wing groups in America each year under the auspices of his Open Society Foundations. In just 10 years, he gave more than $550 million to liberal organizations in the United States. This has included money going to fund liberal agenda topics like Earth Day, gun control, government funding of student loans and even the IRS targeting of conservatives.

By Noel Sheppard | | August 12, 2013 | 1:28 PM EDT

President Obama last month did an Amazon Kindle interview wherein he ridiculed Kanye West and Kim Kardashian for their lifestyle and what they represent to the youth of America.

On her television program Friday, Kardashian's mother Kris Jenner struck back and marvelously exposed the hypocrisy in Obama's comments (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Jack Coleman | | August 12, 2013 | 1:00 PM EDT

Here we are, kneedeep in a new century, and there are still people among us who think only women can end pregnancy through abortion.

Truth be told, I was one of those ignoramuses until I came across an exceedingly enlightened post at an aptly named left-wing site called Truthout.org.

By Matt Hadro | | August 12, 2013 | 12:45 PM EDT

Liberal Jane Fonda plays Nancy Reagan in a very brief appearance in the film "The Butler," but ABC's Good Morning America hyped the cameo as "very impactful" and "remarkable" in a flatter-fest on Monday.

"It's remarkable. It's not a big role, but it's very impactful," co-host Lara Spencer said. "It's a 20-second appearance in the movie. But it was jam-packed with excitement," Fonda admitted. ABC's puffery for the liberal activist led to a vulgar chat about her Newsroom character's bedroom escapades.

By Andrew Lautz | | August 12, 2013 | 12:42 PM EDT

Forget the journalistic norms of objectivity and fairness. According to MSNBC’s Ed Schultz and his Saturday Ed Show panel, Reince Priebus’ campaign against the liberal media is all about a weak crop of 2016 GOP presidential candidates.

Schultz and guests railed against the Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman on Saturday’s The Ed Show, with Salon’s Joan Walsh concluding that Priebus is a “big cry baby” who’s trying to hide his “crackpot set of candidates in 2016.” Comedian Lizz Winstead agreed, describing the potential set of Republican presidential candidates as a “flotilla of fail.”

By Kyle Drennen | | August 12, 2013 | 12:24 PM EDT

On Monday morning, only NBC's Today deemed President Obama being mocked during a rodeo at the Missouri State Fair to be national news, going so far as to wonder if it was "Rodeo Racism" and playing a sound bite of one spectator declaring the incident to be "Like an effigy at a Klan rally." Neither ABC's Good Morning America nor CBS This Morning mentioned the local controversy. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

The mockery in question involved a rodeo clown wearing a Barack Obama mask and being chased by a bull, with the announcer shouting: "As soon as this bull comes out, Obama, don't you move. He's going to getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha!" While certainly inappropriate, the comparison of the event to a "Klan rally" by Perry Beam – a spectator who took video of the incident – was over the top.

By NB Staff | | August 12, 2013 | 11:33 AM EDT

Last Wednesday, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell spoke at the Heritage Foundation about his new book co-authored with NB senior editor Tim Graham, Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election and How to Stop Them From Doing It in 2016. As they pulled back from the microscopic day-by-day examination of liberal media bias and reviewed the big picture, Graham and Bozell saw the larger pro-Obama narrative the liberal media weaved in the presidential campaign. "What we saw in 2012 was beyond what we [thought we] were going to see" when they started researching the book, the Media Research Center (MRC) founder noted.

The media were simply and utterly "shameless" with "no attempt whatsoever" to actually cover the campaign in an objective fashion and they're bound to try the same in 2016. And so, "[i]f the Republican Party doesn't understand that [neutralizing liberal media bias] is its number one priority to do something about it, it will never come out of the weeds, and that's why I wrote the book," Bozell concluded. [watch the full event, including the audience Q&A below the page break; for a related story by our sister site CNSNews.com, click here]