Last week, ABC News beat NBC News by the largest margin in nearly two years, as Charles Gibson is really hammering Brian Williams.Billy said the Democratic Presidential debate on MSNBC "bombed in the ratings" because most Americans want a level playing field.
And a new Gallup poll explains why: While Mr. Gibson enjoys strong approval ratings across the ideological spectrum, Mr. Williams has lost the confidence of many traditional conservative news watchers. That's because NBC News has moved sharply to the left, especially on its cable channels. It's no accident that their presidential debate bombed in the ratings as most Americans want a fair playing field.
FOX News has obtained this memo by General Barry McCaffrey, an adjunct professor of International Affairs at West Point and former drug czar under President Clinton. The general also does some TV commentary and has been very critical of the Iraq War. So his thoughts on where we are right now are interesting.Whoa, hold on there Billy. Lets leave the right-wing world of fraud and spin and come back to reality.
Summing up his eight page analysis, Gen. McCaffrey says this: "We have brilliant military and civilian leadership on the ground in Iraq. Our cause is just. The consequence of failure will be severe. The American people hold that the U.S. Armed Forces are the most trusted institution in our society. The polls also show that domestic opinion is not calling for precipitous withdrawal.
"However, this whole Iraq operation is on the edge of prevailing as the poor Iraqis batter each other to death with our forces caught in the middle.
"We now need a last powerful effort to provide to U.S. leaders on the ground ? the political support, economic reconstruction resources, and military strength it takes to succeed."
Now, I doubt you'll see the general's memo in The New York Times or any other left wing media. For them, the Iraq War is over. And the Republicans lost it, so let's all vote for the Democrats in 2008.
O'REILLY: Last week we showed you this chart detailing where far left billionaire George Soros contributes money and how his propaganda machine works its way through the internet and into the mainstream media.What happened is Billy made up a story about the Soros donation, he implies that the Soros money paid for the study on him, and that it was payback. He only did it to discredit the study. When he just made it up, the only thing he said that was true is that Soros donated $5 million dollars to IU.
Soros and his gang were furious with that exposition. So we knew blow back was coming. Thus the Indiana Media Matters nonsense. By the way, did you know that Soros's Open Society Institute donated $5 million to Indiana University?
I'm also sure that was just a coincidence. Also sure that Soros is very disappointed he didn't get more bang for the buck this time around.
OLBERMANN: Remember that Indiana University study that while he claims he never does these personal attacks, he in fact calls a person or a group a derogatory name once every seven seconds during those yakking notes memos that he does? He's now claimed that this is just an another smear by George Soros, who apparently owns the University of Indiana. He claims Soros donated $5 million to Indiana University.Billy also said no newspaper he could find printed that propaganda. He said Rosie and Joy got it from Media Matters. Yet a simple google search on "Bill O'Reilly calls people names every 6.8 seconds" will get you 70,200 matches. DIGG.com had it, the usatoday.com blog had it, drudge.com, thinkprogress.com, foxnews.com, and pretty much every liberal website and blog on the internet reported it. Yet Billy claims Rosie and Joy got it from media matters.
Well, Soros did donate $5 million to IU, but not to study O'Reilly--rather to fund Indiana's educational outreach in Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan and Burma. The fact, the university says, the O'Reilly study got no funding. Bill just made the Soros stuff up. And as if you need to spend $5 million to know Bill-O insults people.
|President George W. Bush's approval rating has fallen to 28 percent in a Newsweek Poll released on Saturday, an all-time low for Bush in that survey.
Nearly two out of three Americans -- 62 percent -- believe Bush's recent actions in Iraq show he is "stubborn and unwilling to admit his mistakes."
Just 30 percent think Bush's execution of the Iraq war demonstrates he is "willing to take political risks" to do what's right.
Democratic front-runners lead potential Republican contenders in head-to-head match-ups across the board.
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama fares best against the lead Republicans so far in the race. Obama bested Republican front-runner, Rudolph Giuliani by 50 percent to 43 percent among registered voters who responded to the poll.
Obama topped Arizona Sen. John McCain by 52 percent to 39 percent and defeated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by 58 percent to 29 percent.
New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the front-runner among Democratic voters, topped Giuliani by 49 percent to 46 percent, beat out McCain 50 percent to 44 percent and outdistanced Romney 57 percent to 35 percent.
Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards topped Giuliani by 6 points, McCain by 10 and Romney by 37 points.
Tomorrow, PBS will broadcast a documentary by committed leftist Bill Moyers that charges the American media, especially the conservative media, gleefully embraced war with Iraq and smeared anyone who disagreed with the action.Billy implies that the Moyers documentary is a biased hit piece, put out by a far left partisan, that mainly targets the conservative media, and him. That is a lie, I watched every minute, and it was a great piece of journalism. Maybe the best documentary I have ever seen. It was totally fair and balanced, and in fact, Moyers criticized the NY Times and The Washington Post more than he did FOX News, or the conservative media. And in the 90 minute special, Billy had a total air time of maybe one minute, if that.