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Add Huffington Post to the Bias List

I’m sure this is obvious to most people, but there are tons who visit the site and are convinced its straight up news. So to make it clear to people just check out that front page headline after Romney’s nomination speech…

There’s a huge DEAD SILENT in bold red letters above his photo because he failed to mention the word “war”. If he had included that word, it would read SABER RATTLING or WAR MONGERING. And if it was President Obama, it would be a nice soft blue font and would praise the silence…

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CNN Media Coverage Becoming More Fair ?

There was a clear link to this story on their front page online, lets just say, MSNBC would never report it this way. Don’t believe it? Check out the tone of the two articles covering the story, one by CNN, the other by MSNBC.

Good for CNN, lets hope they realize that down the middle reporting can actually boost ratings as people tire of news networks that cater their reporting to a specific audience, tailor news towards people, not parties.

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Study Finds Majority of New Jobs Pay Low Wages

“While a majority of jobs lost during the downturn were in the middle range of wages, a majority of those added during the recovery have been low paying, according to a new report from the National Employment Law Project… Lower-wage occupations, with median hourly wages of $7.69 to $13.83, accounted for 21 percent of job losses during the retraction. Since employment started expanding, they have accounted for 58 percent of all job growth.”

via Majority of New Jobs Pay Low Wages, Study Finds –

LA Mayor Villaraigosa on GOP Convention & Race

Villaraigosa told reporters that the GOP is using Latinos as window dressing, saying they can’t just trot out a brown face or a Spanish surname and wait for the votes to pile up.”

Oh, the hypocrisy… Despite a failing record as Mayor of Los Angeles, The Democratic Party has picked Villaraigosa to chair its national convention this summer in Charlotte NC, placing him in a national spotlight in order to enhance Latino support for President Obama.

Below are comments to the Mayor’s statement by KABCs Doug McIntyre, who like me, lives in LA and knows the real story. His recent comments are followed by a brief interview he did with Debbie Wasserman Schultz the chair of the the Democratic National Committee. Listen up.

How France’s Socialist President Solves Unemployment

“But few countries are approaching the problem in the way that France is. Italy and Spain have proposed modest tax breaks for companies that hire people just entering the workforce but have focused more on fundamental reforms of the labor market that they hope will address the root causes.

Under France’s new plan, companies that hire a person between 16 and 25 for at least a year will only have to pay as little as 25 percent of the salary. The government hopes to create 100,000 of these “contracts for the future” next year and another 50,000 in 2014. It has promised to continue paying its share of the employee’s salary for three years.”

via French Government Offers To Pay Most Of Young Hires’ Salaries.

So the struggling government, with rich people preparing to flee the country due to the president’s attack on the wealthy, decides it will continue adding debt instead of addressing fundamental problems. Not a real solution, just an expensive band aid.

“The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money” – Margaret Thatcher

Administration Hikes Fuel Economy Standard to 54.5 mpg

“After a year of negotiation, it finally reached a formal agreement with automakers and unions to raise the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) to a minimum 54.5 mpg by 2025.

Currently, CAFE standards require automakers to average 35.5 mpg in the next four years, a target that’s easily within reach. By raising the minimum fuel economy standards, car makers will be forced to push electric vehicles that dramatically raise a company’s CAFE number. The United States will also be able to reduce OPEC oil imports by 50%.” LINK

The idea is commendable, but the reality is a whole different story. All we can say, is that the price of those electric vehicles better come way down, because the fact that GM just “temporarily” suspended production of it’s electric Chevy Volt due to lack of demand shows that forcing more expensive green products on to a struggling public is not the way to go.

Most Americans Say the Rich Don’t Pay Enough Taxes

I used the media’s exact headline for the title of my post. The alternate news headline could have easily been, “Propaganda Effectively Hides Truth from Americans”, but the media can’t bear to lead with that of course. Below are sections from the related story.

“As the income gap between rich and poor widens, a majority of Americans say the growing divide is bad for the country and believe that wealthy people are paying too little in taxes, according to a new survey… The poll found that many Americans believe rich people to be intelligent and hardworking but also greedy and less honest than the average American. Nearly six in 10, or 58 percent, say the rich don’t pay enough in taxes, while 26 percent believe the rich pay their fair share and 8 percent say they pay too much…”

HERE IS THE TRUTH ! (within the same article)

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Big Government & the Economy

” The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it ”

– Ronald Reagan

Afghanistan, Still a Mess…

“Insurgents beheaded 17 civilians in a Taliban-controlled area of southern Afghanistan, apparently because they attended a dance party that flouted the extreme brand of Islam embraced by the militants, officials said Monday.”

via 17 Afghans beheaded in insurgent attack on party – Yahoo! News.

It may be an extreme example, but it just goes to show you why religion should have no say in law or government. Religious beliefs are personal, you have a right to be left alone and believe as you like but so do others as long as your views don’t hinder others. Individual freedoms can often create conflict, that is where laws come in, to sensibly manage and protect those freedoms that we enjoy.

This Recovery Created More Jobs Than Reagan Recovery?

“And over the past, you know, 27 months we’ve created 4.5 million private-sector jobs. That’s more jobs than in the Bush recovery or in the Reagan recovery.”

Stephanie Cutter, the deputy campaign manager for President Obama”s 2012 reelection campaign, tells Americans a whopper of a lie, and MSNBC fails to call her on it of course, isn’t this the definition of propaganda? Even her claim of losing 800,000 jobs a month is a lie. Luckily there are people who are not part of the failed mainstream news media who can back their claims up with actual facts.  The following clip is form the Larry Elder Radio Show.

Audio: Larry Elder Compares Current Recovery to Reagan Recovery

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Biden Calls Republicans ‘Squealing Pigs’

Just days ago, we heard these words from our President… “…you’ll see that we point out sharp differences between the candidates, but we don’t go out of bounds.” Only days later our honorable Vice President of the United States, not a supporter, representative, or super pac, said the following.

“Over the objections where they sound like SQUEALING PIGS, over the objections of Romney and all his allies, we passed some of the toughest Wall Street regulations in history, turning Wall Street back into the allocator of capital it always has been and no longer a casino…”

There’s a link to the story below, notice how they use the comments in their headline but gloss over the significance of such unprofessional rhetoric.

Read the Referenced Article, Think for Yourself:
Biden Likens Republicans to ‘Squealing Pigs’ – ABC News.

Incomes Fell More in “Recovery” than During Recession

“American incomes declined more in the three-year expansion that started in June 2009 than during the longest recession since the Great Depression, according an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by Sentier Research LLC. Median household income fell 4.8 percent on an inflation- adjusted basis since the recession ended in June 2009, more than the 2.6 percent drop during the 18-month contraction…

Almost every group is worse off than it was three years ago, and some groups had very large declines in income… We’re in an unprecedented period of economic stagnation… The average duration of unemployment increased to a record 41 weeks in November and remains at 39 weeks, Labor Department data show. Almost 5.2 million Americans have been out of work for at least six months.”

Read the rest: U.S. Incomes Fell More in Recovery, Sentier Says – Bloomberg.

Angry with Economy, Youth Vote to Jump 50%

“Younger voters, angry with the lack of jobs and a stalled economy that’s cut their entertainment budget and forced many to live with mom and dad, are expected to flock to the polls in even greater numbers than 2008 when President Obama’s inspirational message of hope and change drew millions to the polls…

While the group did not ask who younger voters prefer in the presidential race, they are inspired no more and are clearly driven by anger over the economy and the fact that they might not have lives as good as their parents. The poll of 1,003 adults aged 18-29 was conducted at the end of July. It has an error margin of plus-or-minus 3.1 percent.

via Poll: Angry with economy, youth vote to jump 50% |

Thomas Sowell “Poverty & Dependence”

So that you’re not immediately lost, this clip starts with a discussion of income inequality among different ethnic groups. It simplifies larger economic stats by stating that the average American makes $100, then goes on to state how those groups compare to that average. The rest of the clip continues on to show how both a people’s history and politics influence their current economic conditions.

CBO Warns of Deep 2013 Recession

While the media focuses on Todd Akin’s idiotic legitimate rape comments, it distracts us from the “legitimate” story….

“The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Wednesday warned the economy will enter a recession next year if the country goes over the so-called fiscal cliff. In its most dire warning yet about the fiscal cliff, the CBO said the economy would contract by 0.5 percent in calendar year 2013 if the George W. Bush-era tax rates expire and automatic spending cuts are implemented.

Unemployment also would rise from 8.2 percent in 2012 to 9.1 percent next year, the office estimates. ”

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