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Media Bias: coverage of govt shutdown victims vs. Obamacare victims 100 to 1

Ministry of Truth

The Mainstream Media continue to be whores for President Lucifer.

The media’s coverage of “victims” of the recent federal government shutdown vs. their coverage of victims of Obamacare is a shocking ratio of 100 to 1.

Ben Shapiro reports for Truth Revolt, Oct. 17, 2013, that since October 1, when the government shutdown began, the media have run dozens upon dozens of stories about victims of the shutdown. Over the same period of time, the media have run virtually no stories about businesses suffering thanks to Obamacare, low-income people victimized by the new Obamacare tax, and economic chaos thanks to the impact of Obamacare.

The Washington Post was a key offender in its bias, with over 220 stories on the supposedly horrible effects of the government shutdown vs. only 3 stories on the individuals and small businesses victimized by Obamacare.

The New York Times ran well over 80 stories about victims of the government shutdown, but ran zero stories about those negatively affected by Obamacare.

The story was the same on television. From October 1 to October 15, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer spent approximately 21 minutes over the course of eight broadcasts covering stories of the shutdown and its effects on victims. Over the course of the same period, ABC News covered Obamacare twice, and then only to point out website difficulties quickly but praise Obamacare overall. There were no stories of victims of Obamacare in that entire period.

Brian Williams’ NBC Nightly News was no better. From October 1 to October 16, the program spent over 30 minutes discussing victims of the government shutdown. All Obamacare coverage was relegated to discussion of website glitches, but no actual victims of Obamacare were shown.

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley had approximately 27 minutes worth of stories on government shutdown victims. Aside from segments about the Obamacare glitches, there were no stories about victims of Obamacare. There was a two minute segment about evil Republican governors who hadn’t expanded Medicaid under Obamacare, however. So much for Pelley’s “real consequences for real people”.

Overall, the Washington Post and New York Times covered victims of the government shutdown over victims of Obamacare by a margin of 100 to 1; ABC, NBC, and CBS News all covered victims of the government shutdown over victims of Obamacare by a margin of over 78 minutes to zero.

~Eowyn

Will you be watching “The Mistresses?

ABC’s new show ‘Mistresses’ accused of glamorizing adultery

Desert News: “Attraction. Passion. Deception. I can’t help it.” These phrases are used to set the stage for ABC’s upcoming provocative show “Mistresses.”

The passion-filled drama, based off of a British series, is set to debut Monday, June 3, at 10 p.m. MDT. The show follows the “scandalous lives” of four close friends and the men they encounter. It will air in a nighttime slot, given that much of the content has been classified as soft pornography.

Although the consequences of infidelity in the world today are not enforced by law and society as they were in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Scarlet Letter,” adultery continues to be viewed negatively.

A recent Gallup poll, released on May 20, 2013, found that a majority of Americans continue to believe that married men and women having an affair is morally wrong. In fact, cheating on a spouse was the least acceptable behavior, according to the 1,535 Americans who participated in the poll about moral acceptability.

That’s why when ABC announced its new drama people quickly began to question the glamorization of infidelity.

In an article published on The Daily Beast titled “Hey, ABC, so mistresses are OK now?,” Sophia A. Nelson discusses the type of entertainment that has now become acceptable.

Nelson begins by repeating the show’s description as being a “provocative and thrilling drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery.” Nelson then questions the clarity of the show’s statement.

“Okay. So sleeping with married men (and in this case, married women) is now a pathway to self-discovery?” Nelson wrote. “Oy vey! What are we coming to?”

Nelson also discusses other shows, such as ABC’s “Scandal,” that has similar concerning content. Nelson then ultimately admits her own guilt for having supported some of the controversial content on television.

“I suddenly feel the need to drop to my knees, pray, and repent for gleefully indulging in promoting a show each week (‘Scandal’) that glorifies adultery, human weakness, human desire, murder, torture, and unbridled passion. I fear that doing so has given the executives at ABC license to now take ‘cheating’ to the next level by giving us an insider’s view into the lives of the ‘other woman.’”

Ultimately, Nelson pointed out the influence such entertainment may have on the future. “We as adults and as creators of entertainment should be careful of the subtle yet powerful messages we are sending to the next generation about love, loyalty, honor, integrity, and commitment,” Nelson said.

Nelson is not the only one speaking out. Several organizations, including One Million Moms, have already begun the fight to remove the program from network television.

Elaine Bradley, the drummer from the Provo-based band Neon Trees, also commented on the show’s content. Bradley recently tweeted: “ABC’s show Mistresses. Tag line: You can’t help who you fall in love with. Um, you CAN choose to NOT sleep with a married man. Just sayin.”

Several others on Twitter have responded similarly. Kenzie Ziegler wrote, “The fact that ABC is making a show that glorifies cheating on your spouse disgusts me. #brokenworld.”

Actor Jason Winston George, who plays Dominic in the series, discussed the show’s content on Huffington Post Live, describing the focus of the plot. “The fun part is that it’s about the relationships, between the four women but also between the men that come in and out of their lives,” George said. “Occasionally that means that people fall into a bed, for the most part it’s about the decisions you make before you fall into bed, or the decisions when you decide not to fall in the bed.”

George continued to express that while he believes in fidelity, the show simply opens up the topic discussion, rather than making any judgments. With this approach, George expressed that those who are in similar situations may watch the show and recognize the consequences could happen to them.

The founder of Mistresses Anonymous, and former mistress herself, Sarah Symonds also joined the conversation. To her, this type of network television show is long overdue. “Of course America is ready — we’ve been ready for years. It’s just the networks who haven’t been willing to take those risks. I for one am thrilled that ABC is taking this show on,” Symonds said. “It’s very astonishing it hasn’t happened before because in the states you’ve got shows about everything.”

Others participating in the discussion had differing opinions. Tracy Schorn, founder of a site for individuals who have been cheated on, expressed her distaste for the show’s portrayal of a glamorous and sophisticated mistress.

“It’s the fluffy soap opera stuff I could watch before I was cheated on, but anyone who’s experienced infidelity would find the premise of the show hugely offensive,” Schorn said. “I think something like ‘Mistresses’ desensitizes our culture to the actual harm that infidelity does.”

Yet, the cast and producers of the drama have continued to express that the show is not just about the scandal and deceitfulness of affairs. “I’m getting really excited for you guys to see ‘Mistresses,’” leading actress Alyssa Milano tweeted. “I promise it is about so much more than the title implies.”

I know people that have been very hurt by infidelity. And there’s nothing entertaining at all about it. I for one won’t be watching.

DCG

Vote for the Worst Media Bias of 2012!

What’s the Worst Media Bias of 2012?

Here are the candidates (from NewsMax):

1. In March 2012, two Newsweek/Daily Beast staffers were discussing former Vice President Dick Cheney’s heart transplant in March. Senior writer Ramin Setoodeh (who’s gay) said, “I would never give my heart to Dick Cheney. It would freeze over.” Assignment editor Allison Yarrow chimed in: “He may be one of the most evil people in the world.”

ramin setoodehRamin Setoodeh (l); Allison Yarrow (r)

2. In July 2012, while reporting on the Aurora, Colo., theater massacre, ABC’s Brian Ross proclaimed that James Holmes of Aurora had joined the tea party a year earlier, only to admit later that the tea party member was a different James Holmes.

Brian RossBrian Ross

3. On July 4, 2012, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry said: “The land on which [the Founders] formed the Union was stolen. The hands with which they built this nation were enslaved. The women who birthed the citizens of the nation are second class. This is the imperfect fabric of our nation. . . It’s ours, all of it. The imperialism, the genocide, the slavery.”

harris-perryMelissa Harris-Perry

4. In September 2012, CNN’s Piers Morgan fawned over Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has called for Israel to be wiped off the map. Morgan asked Ahmadinejad, “How many times in your life have you been properly in love?” Ahmadinejad responded, “I’m in love with all humanity. I love all human beings.” To which Morgan gushed: “That might be the best answer I’ve ever heard to that question.”

Piers Morgan in Burger King Flame Fragrance AdvertPiers Morgan in an advertisement for Burger King’s new scent for men called “Flame” which smells like grilled meat. (This is not a joke)

Sound off on which of the above four is your choice for the Worst Media Bias of 2012!

~Eowyn

Where he leads, main stream media follows

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Today on Breitbart.com:

CNN POLL NAMES OBAMA ‘MOST INTRIGUING’ PERSON OF 2012

Perhaps this explains why CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC and CBS are so full of crap.

~TD

Disney/ABC are hypocrites

Don’t blame these two!

Disney to clamp down on junk food ads aimed at children in bid to curb obesity epidemic

DailyMail:  Walt Disney Co, owner of the ABC broadcast network and a suite of cable channels, is axing junk-food ads from its TV programs, radio shows and websites aimed at children.

It is the latest effort to curb the worrying obesity epidemic faced by the U.S. and will force food and drinks companies to comply with strict nutrition requirements if they want to advertise during Disney’s shows.

Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger and first lady Michelle Obama made a high profile announcement regarding the new rules on Tuesday in Washington.  ‘This is huge,’ said Obama, an exercise buff who has championed healthier eating and exercise habits aimed at children as part of her ‘Let’s Move’ initiative.  ‘Disney is doing what no major media company has ever done before in the United States.

‘And what I hope every company will do going forward when it comes to the ads they show and the food they sell they’re asking themselves one simple question: Is this good for our kids?’  Nutrition experts have long called for an end to child-targeted junk food advertising.

The Disney move follows New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s announcement big gubmint, nanny plan last week of a plan to ban sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces (about half a litre) in most restaurants, theaters, delis and vending carts throughout the city.

Disney plans to cut advertising during children’s programming on its networks such as ABC and Disney XD or its kid-focused websites for foods that fail to meet minimum nutrition requirements.

‘We want parents to know that the food products that we license and the ones promoted and advertised within our kids programming will be held to the same healthier standards,’ Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger said.

The new guidelines, which take effect in 2015, set limits on the number of calories and amount of fat and added sugar for main and side dishes and snacks.

Kraft Foods Inc’s Oscar Mayer Lunchables and Capri Sun products, for example, would not make the cut, Disney said.  Advertised breakfast cereals will have to contain fewer than 10 grams of sugar in a serving – about the same amount as three Chips Ahoy cookies.

Disney is also launching its own ‘Mickey Check’ label for food it deems to be nutritious to help promote certain healthier foods in grocery stores and other retailers.

That same year Disney, which owns the ABC-TV network and a host of cable channels, introduced voluntary guidelines that prohibited licensing of Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters for foods that do not meet minimum nutritional requirements.

That helped sell more than 2 billon servings of Disney-licensed fruits and vegetables since then, Iger said at the event, which featured a Mickey Mouse character making yogurt parfaits surrounded by buckets of lemons, oranges and apples.

Disney’s new effort will not allow advertising during children’s programming on its networks, including ABC and Disney XD and its child-focused websites, for foods that fail to meet minimum nutrition requirements.  The company could not say how many products would be affected by the new rules, but experts said not all unhealthy foods will disappear.

If this is so important, why wait three years to implement these new guidelines?  Isn’t it important now?  What about the children?

Oh, and if you plan to go to Disneyland, check out a few of the restaurants and their menus advertised on the Disneyland website:

All you care to eat with Goofy!

Goofy’s Kitchen (buffet restaurant): Gawrsh! Enjoy a fun-filled breakfast or dinner like no other. Your host, Goofy, welcomes you to the eatery where boisterous fun is the order of the day. Enjoy all you care to eat while snapping memorable photos with Goofy and the gang.

Disney’s PCH Grill: The Surf’s Up! Breakfast with Mickey & Friends is a lively Character breakfast that features a bountiful buffet. Feast on family favorites from the omelet station, Mickey waffles and pancakes — or let your kids create their own breakfasts!

Rainforest Café: Savor generous portions of food from around the world under a shimmering fiber-optic starscape. Top off your dining safari with the restaurant’s signature desert, the Sparkling Volcano, a tower of chocolate brownies capped with ice cream and whipped cream, and drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauces.

Big Thunder Ranch Barbeque: At this barbecue blowout, you can have it all!  Feast on an all-you-care-to-eat family-style meal featuring mouthwatering barbeque delights like chicken, ribs, baked beans, Cookie’s Cole Slaw and more.  Dessert is available for an additional cost. You can order up an extravaganza of ranch hand sundaes and old-fashioned ice cream floats, seasonal cobblers, fresh strawberry shortcake or a family-style cookie bake topped with vanilla bean ice cream and hot fudge.

Notice how they omitted that these new guidelines don’t apply to the restaurants at their theme parks?  Hypocrites.

DCG

What’s with ABC and the “b” word?

First ABC gives us “GCB“, also known as Good Christian B*tches.  Now they are set to give us their next hilarious masterpiece, “Don’t Trust the B*tch in Aptartment 23″ which will debut on April 11.

The brunette is the "b*tch"

The brunette is the "b*tch"

From Wikipedia:

The series was originally titled Don’t Trust The Bitch in Apartment 23 and was developed at Fox as a 2009 fall contender, but was eventually passed on.  In January 2011, ABC green-lighted production of a pilot episode.  In February and March 2011, Dreama Walker, Krysten Ritter, and James Van Der Beek were cast as the three leads. On May 13, 2011, ABC picked up the project to series under the shortened title Apartment 23.  On October 11, 2011, ABC decided to rename the show back to its original name, but leaving only the letter “B” in its title.

The series revolves around the lives of two different women—a barista who lost a high-profile upscale job and a savvy street smart con artist—who are roommates in a New York City apartment, with elements of The Odd Couple thrown in for good measure.

The DNC and liberals complain about Rush calling Fluke a “slut”.  They claim it’s a “war on women”.  Maybe they should be looking to the Disney-owned channel to see who is really creating a war against women.

Want to let ABC know what you think of this new show title?  Contact them here.

h/t Big Hollywood

DCG