So much for Freedom of the Press, so say Weiner …
What happens with the MSM handles a news report about a Democrat in the same manner they they would cover it if it had been a Republic, the Liberal overreacts and calls the police. Sorry, Weiner is toast. Weiner’s office calls the police because a reporter dare contact them for an interview? Does Weiner really think this story is going to do away, especially when he insults and treats the MSM like this? However, what else is a Lib to think when they have been given a pass their entire political career?
Vanderbilt ’11: Weiner Special
Congressman Anthony Weiner said Thursday he’s finished talking about the lewd photo sent from his Twitter account.
But he still wouldn’t say whether he’s the one in the picture.
So CBS 2 political reporter Marcia Kramer decided to go to his office on Capitol Hill to try to get you some answers.
You’ll never believe what happened.
Kramer tried to get an interview with the six-term New York Democrat and as a result had the cops called on her.
This might have been the worst move that any politician could have done. It is only a matter of time before the backlash begins. The MSM cam smell blood in the water, no matter what political party they might be from. As reported at Hot Air, Chris Matthews is pouncing again on Weinergate. The media are not going to let this go, Weiner is truly in a pickle.
BREAKING NEWS, NOT …
It what is the work kept secret in the MSM, Katie Couric says she is leaving CBS News.The suspicions and speculation that was pretty much a sure bet in Vegas, as reported at the Daily Caller, Couric announces that she is officially out at CBS News.
“I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News,” Couric tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I’m really proud of the talented team on the CBS Evening News and the award-winning work we’ve been able to do in the past five years in addition to the reporting I’ve done for 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday Morning.
Couric did not have any set plans for the future. What is in store for a news reader who is a part of a news media whose best days are long since gone?
It appears that CBS News anchor Katie Couric is out. So what will be her final Swan song? So the search is on for a replacement. Maybe CBS can do a reatity TV show and the winner gets the gig. For all you that think that Fox’s Megyn Kelly has a shot, don’t hold your breath.
The new CBS News chairman, Jeff Fager, is looking at candidates both within and outside the network, insiders say.
One strong contender if Couric vacates the anchor chair in early June, as now seems almost certain, is veteran newsman Scott Pelley. The 60 Minutes correspondent has long been a favorite of Fager, who doubles as the show’s executive producer. But with Fager taking a methodical approach to his first major decision, Pelley is not a lock. A few short weeks ago, the expectation in the Couric camp—after discussions with top CBS management—was that she would sign a new deal to stay in the anchor’s job through the 2012 elections as she figured out the next phase of her career. But the thinking on both sides has now changed as Couric has aggressively tested the waters—and found substantial interest in her services…
Hot Air dreams up a vision of a Couric – Sarah Palin interview. That certain would be a ratings grabber, but if I were Palin I would not give CBS the satisfaction, or the ratings.
It was only a matter of time before Sheen’s bizarre behavior came back to haunt him … Two and a Half man and Charlie Sheen has been canceled.
As reported at Deadline, the plug has been pulled on Charlie Sheen and Two and a Half Men after the actor went on a tirade of verbal assaults on the shows creator Chuck Lorre. Oh but wait, Sheen did not stop there, he also went after AA and Thomas Jefferson. What? Listen to the more than bizarre rant HERE or at TMZ. YIKES!!!
Charlie Sheen just launched a nuclear attack on live radio … slamming “Two and a Half Men” creator Chuck Lorre — calling him a turd — and went on to call Thomas Jefferson a “p***y
Some body better get this guy help before its too late.
“60 Minutes” Correspondent CBS Reporter Lara Logan Repeatedly Sexually Assaulted by Egyptian Protesters Yelling, “Jew! Jew!”
The sexual assault of Lara Logan, a hate crime as well …
As reported earlier today, CBS and 60 Minute correspondent Lara Logan was sexually assaulted on the day that as she covered the chaotic fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. However, it just got worse, if possible. Lara Logan was repeatedly sexually assaulted by thugs yelling, “Jew! Jew!” NICE. Who would have thought this story could get worse?
A network source told The Post that her attackers were screaming, “Jew! Jew!” during the assault. And the day before, Logan had told Esquire.com that Egyptian soldiers hassling her and her crew had accused them of “being Israeli spies.” Logan is not Jewish.
In Friday’s attack, she was separated from her colleagues and attacked for between 20 to 30 minutes, The Wall Street Journal said.
Isn’t it ironic, as Jammie Wearing Fool opines, for the past two years the liberal MSM has portrayed the Tea Party as being an out of control group of hateful, racists, brown shirts … yet it was the peace loving, freedom fighting Egyptians who beat up reporters and sexually assaulted them. I guess a sexual assault does not fit the MSM’s narrative of the Egyptian freedom march. Imagine how the media would have reacted if a Muslim was ever sexually assaulted at a Tea Party event as individuals yelled religious slurs. Then again, it is hard to imagine, because it would never happen.
But CBS? They sat on their own story. For five days, as reporters reveled amid giddy celebrations in Tahrir Square, and as President Obama praised President Obama’s handling of the Egyptian crisis, CBS reported nothing.
Five days of silence — not even “60 Minutes” coverage of the Egypt story. No mention of the “mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy” who attacked their own reporter.
Despicable: CBS News Reporter Lara Logan Sexually Assaulted & Beaten by Group of Egyptian Men During Anti-Mubarak, Freedom Protests
PEACE AND FREEDOM???
On the very day that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, we learn that CBS’ foreign correspondent Lara Logan was covering the story in Tahrir Square for a “60 Minutes,” was separated from her news crew, surrounded by a group of men and savagely sexual assaulted and beaten. She was flown back to the United States and is in a New York hospital recovering. Little more is being said.
In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning. She is currently home recovering.
In a word, sickening! Has their ever been a news event that was supposed to be based on freedom where so many journalist covering the story were put in danger and attacked? Lara Logan had earlier been detained in Egypt. I have to agree with Jammie Wearing Fool regarding … so this is how peace loving Egyptians celebrate their freedom from a dictator, with a good old fashion “gang rape” of an American female infidel.
What might be just as sickening, from NRO comes a report of the reaction to Logan’s assault from a fellow at the NYU Center for Law and Security, Nir Rosen.
But let’s just remember one thing going forward: Nir Rosen believed this was the right moment to let the world know that he “ran out of sympathy for her” and that we should “remember her role as a major war monger” and that we “have to find humor in the small things.”
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