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Journalists urged caution after Ft. Hood, now race to blame Palin after Arizona shootings

January 9, 2011 politisite 0

On November 5, 2009, Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at a troop readiness center in Ft. Hood, Texas, killing 13 people. Within hours of the killings, the world knew that Hasan reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar!” before he began shooting, visited websites associated with Islamist violence, wrote Internet postings justifying Muslim suicide bombings, considered U.S. forces his enemy, opposed American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as wars on Islam, and told […]

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 16, 2010 politisite 0

CNN: Lame duck Congress convenes The so-called “lame duck” session of the Democratic Congress convened Monday, with members preparing to make decisions on a host of contentious issues that could have major political ramifications for both President Barack Obama and the incoming Republican House majority. Newly elected House members, meanwhile, were given a daylong orientation on the rules and procedures governing life on Capitol Hill. They are set to take […]

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CNN's Rick Sanchez fired after statement about Jews

October 1, 2010 politisite 0

CNN newscaster Rich Sanchez has been fired. The news comes one day after Sanchez appeared on Pete Dominick’s Sirius radio show, where he called “The Daily Show’s” John Stewart a “bigot” (he later amended the term to “prejudicial”) and suggested that “everybody who runs CNN” was Jewish. Today, CNN released a statement noting that “Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service […]

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CNN Caper Diabolic scheme tried to put reporter in unsafe situation

September 29, 2010 politisite 0

From Abbie Boudreau I’ve been a reporter for nine years. My first official day on the job was on 9-11. I was the bureau chief in Dubuque, Iowa, working as a one-man band. I shot my own video, set up my own live shots, and edited my own stories. I would bring home the police scanner to make sure the nights were quiet in this modest town along the grand […]

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, September 2, 2010 « – Blogs from CNN.com

September 2, 2010 politisite 0

CNN: Israeli-Palestinian conflict takes center stage in Washington Ahead of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians on Thursday, President Barack Obama said Wednesday night that he was “hopeful – cautiously hopeful” that the talks could achieve a two-state solution to the long running Mideast conflict. CNN: Egypt might host second round of Mideast peace talks If this week’s Mideast peace talks brokered by the Obama administration go well, Egyptian […]

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CNN interviewer Larry King quits

June 29, 2010 politisite 0

Veteran CNN broadcaster Larry King announced his decision to step down from his long-running show Tuesday, ending a record-breaking career that saw him conduct more than 40,000 interviews. King, 76, said in a statement his signature show “Larry King Live” would go off the air in the autumn after 25 years, allowing him to find “more time for my wife and I to get to the kids little league games.” […]

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State of the Union: Candy Crowley’s Crib Sheet for June 20

June 20, 2010 politisite 0

GAME ON After an eight-month hiatus from Sunday Morning talk, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel speaks. Despite all the hefty issues floating through the White House, he remains an aficionado of raw politics. Ratcheting up the political noise over Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-Texas) apology to BP, Emanuel said Barton’s now retracted words were “not a political gaffe… (but) a philosophy.” As close as Democrats try to tie all […]

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Boycott Arizona over its immigration law? 82% of Americans say NO

May 27, 2010 politisite 0

Despite President Obama’s claim that he sees no congressional appetite to address immigration reform this midterm election year, there’s more convincing evidence this week that Americans want it. No White House administration wants to admit that it governs by polls. And this one hasn’t. For more than a year now polls have shown the top concerns on American minds are…. …jobs and the economy. As a result, this Obama White […]

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What Happens if you are Illegal and cross into Mexico from Their Southern Border?

May 20, 2010 politisite 0

Here is an interview with CNNs Wolf Blitzer and the President of Mexico on it’s own southern border and Mexican law.  This is the Guy who just got the Standing O in a joint session of Congress after attacking the Arizona Law calling it a profiling law.  Can I say “hypocrite” here?  Talk about total double standard and Democrats love this guy! From the Washington Times “Under the Mexican law, […]

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Campbell Brown to Leave CNN after lowest ratings ever

May 18, 2010 politisite 0

Campbell Brown probably had the toughest time slot in Cable news.  She is a good newswoman and I am sure she will do well in the future.  We wish her all the best.  She is leaving CNN Compounding CNN’s ratings problems, the prime-time anchor Campbell Brown said Wednesday that she was leaving the cable news channel. Ms. Brown said it was her decision to leave, and that she would remain […]