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    Denial Is Not Just A River In Egypt: MLive Columnist Calls Democrat Gary Peters A Moderate

    By steve, Section News
    Posted on Fri Sep 17, 2010 at 06:32:58 AM EST
    Tags: Gary Peters, media bias, news (all tags)

    Via MLive:

    Peters defeated incumbent Joe Knollenberg in 2008 to win the seat, earning 54 percent of the vote in what has traditionally been a Republican stronghold. While he's been called one of the most moderate members in Congress, Raczkowski has been attempting to link him with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi because of his vote health care legislation.

    Don't forget the failed stimulus and cap and trade...

    Only in the liberal media world, can a Democrat Congressman and vote in favor of the entire disastrous Obama, Reid and Pelosi agenda and be called a one of the most `moderate' members of Congress.

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    New Detroit Free Press business model: shill for liberal smear ads towards Mike Cox

    By Theblogprof, Section News
    Posted on Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 01:01:31 PM EST
    Tags: media bias, Mike Cox (all tags)

    What do you call a radio ad that tries to tie a conservative gubernatorial candidate to a felon liberal Democrat Detroit ex-Mayor by pointing to a story of a party more than 7 years ago that was never shown to have existed? If you're the Detroit Free Press, you call it FRONT PAGE NEWS! Not only did the Detroit Free Press - still hemorrhaging readership - report on the short ad that includes zero substance, but they embedded the audio as well:

    With campaign contributions like that from the freep, do Democrats (or other Cox opponents) have to actually raise money and campaign in 2010? For the record, here's the ad (see if you can put together two grains of substance from it):

    And from the freep, their front-paged all-important article: Ad targets Cox in Manoogian probe
    A radio attack ad targeting Attorney General Mike Cox for his role in the investigation of the alleged stripper party at the Manoogian Mansion was launched this morning in several markets across Michigan by a shadowy nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C.
    So shadowy that Dawson Bell of the freep thought it important to embed the audio. The Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America which has run ads for liberal RINO candidate John McCain:

    Which begs the question: is this ad coming from Democrats or from the Rick Snyder camp? I only mention Snyder because, as per prior posts of mine, his advisers (John Weaver and John Yob) were McCain advisers. The ad is scheduled to run for one week on Lansing's WJIM-AM (1240). Then again, liberal Democrats have a Pavlovian response to Cox and Manoogian being mentioned in the same breath. In fact, I was on Tim Skubick's "Off the Record" a couple of weeks ago (theblogprof  on "Off The Record" with Tim Skubick, April 9, 2010) and this very topic came up. Click on the link for the video podcast. The two Democrats on the panel insisted, with visible drool on the side of their lips,that there was a link. Except after 7 years, there is still no there there. Of course, the Democrats want this in the news to obfuscate the fact that under Democrat 'leadership,' a term I use loosely here, Michigan is on pace to lose more than 1,000,000 jobs, a number that Granholm has publicly admitted (Granholm:  "By next year, Michigan  will have lost 1 million jobs, we need a  change." I agree!). As for the freep, they have jumped the shark.

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    FREEP shills for MDP and I scream "Ficus!"

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 07:09:24 AM EST
    Tags: MSM, media bias, bias, Brewer, minimum wage, House GOP, Republicans, budget, tax hikes (all tags)

    Shame on the mainstream media.  Again.

    Yesterday's announcement of House Republicans' plan to rescue the state budget from drowning in red ink, free up millions of stimulus dollars to plug directly into the economy and completely avoid the tax hikes the Dillon Majority and the Granholm-Cherry administration have promised didn't just get short shrift... at one "news" outlet it actually got NO shrift.

    MLIVE provided a prominent link for part of the day yesterday, the Lansing State Journal has the story and the Detroit News buried the story in fine print half-way down their front page but our friends at the Ivory Tower decided a massive package of reforms and cuts that'd actually solve this dag-blamed budget crisis simply wasn't news worthy.

    What do we get instead from the FREEP?  The front page contains "above the fold" stories (as it were) about the Red Wings (which is actually OK with me), Michael Vick, Delphi workers frustrated by part of the "bailout" plan... and a discussion of a boat race.  

    Maybe on their dedicated "Politics" page?  Nope.  The top five actual stories, in order:

    -Obama defends healthcare plan to Americans
    -Dems line up as possible Macomb County Exec
    -Michigan Democrats test water for ballot proposals
    -Union-tied lawyer joins Michigan governor's race

    In between the third and fourth is a pro-Obama puff piece Q & A page ostensibly designed to help viewers better understand what the President said during last night's television address.  

    Anyone notice a trend?  National Dems, local Dems, statewide Dems and Dems in the biggest race this election cycle.  

    If you only read the FREEP it isn't that you don't know House Republicans proposed a massive spending and regulatory overhaul that ends the state's budget crisis without raising taxes... it's that you don't even know Michigan Republicans exist!

    Alas... this morning eeeeeveryone knows that Mark Brewer exists and job providers across the Mitten have already begun looking at real estate listings in other states.  That's the sort of thing that can happen when the Chairman of the Democratic Party stands up in an overwhelmingly Democratic state and tells anyone listening that he may be looking to launch a ballot proposal aimed at using rocket fuel to propel the minimum wage to an astronomical $10 an hour.

    (Read on...)

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    Mike Cox Letter To The Freep After Hit-Piece Editorial Scolding The AG For Doing His Job!

    By Theblogprof, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jul 09, 2009 at 09:18:52 AM EST
    Tags: media bias, Michigan, Mike Cox (all tags)

    (Promoted by Nick... Thanks, Prof, for being all over the Ivory Tower on this one! They should be embarrassed.)

    Cross-posted at theblogprof

    I wrote just last night about how the Detroit Free Press in an act of utter and blatant dishonesty painted Mike Cox as a rogue politician trying to get a leg up on the Governors race in 2010. (Uberliberal Detroit Free Press Pens Editorial Hatchet Piece On MI AG Mike Cox (and the 2nd Amendment too)) They did this by pointing to the AGs filing an Amicus brief to the SCOTUS regarding an unconstitutional handgun ban in Chicago that mirrors a similar ordinance that was shot down (heh) by the SCOTUS in the Heller decision. The NRA opposed the ordinance. The Free Press totally failed to mention, deliberately versus by shear ignorance I think, that Cox joined 33 other states in the filing. Or that Cox filed an amicus brief, again alongside other states, in said Heller decision. This is a typical function for a state AG when bad law even has a possibility of becoming incorporated thereby forcing all 50 states to abide by that decision.

    Mike Cox wrote a letter today to The Detroit Free Press:

    (8 comments, 672 words in story) Full Story

    Detroit Free Press Pens Editorial Hatchet Piece On MI AG Mike Cox

    By Theblogprof, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jul 08, 2009 at 11:36:20 PM EST
    Tags: Granholm, media bias, Michigan, Mike Cox (all tags)

    (Promoted by Nick...)

    cross-posted at theblogprof

    You know, the Gubanatorial race has barely started, and the Detroit Free Press is already on the warpath for the head of AG Mike Cox. This is one of the most blatantly dishonest, if not THE most dishonest, editorials that I have ever seen. Even for the freep, which is well known to lean so far left that they are about to fall over any minute. Here is the title of their dishonest hit-piece: Your taxes at work for the NRA (and Cox). Let me just cut to the chase. The freep is wringing its hands because Cox filed an amicus brief with the SCOTUS regarding an unconstitutional ban on handguns by Chicago politicians. The freep says Cox, and Michigan, have nothing to do with this case. What the freep doesn't mention is that 33 other states also filed amicus briefs! They all do this because they don't want bad law to hit their states! Cox is doing exactly what his job requires of him! Here is the press release via The Examiner: Cox   Joins NRA in Fight against Chicago Gun Ban.

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    Detroit Free Press Smears Pro-Life Protesters As Kooks

    By Theblogprof, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 09:44:27 PM EST
    Tags: abortion, media bias (all tags)

    Figures that the freep would take the opportunity of the Tiller murder to smear the entire pro-life community. Seems I need to remind writer Brian Dickerson that since Roe v Wade, all of 5 abortionists have been murdered. Far more have dies from the flu than from a few wackos. Nor is there any mention that the murderer has mental health problems and is part of an anarchist group. But that, of course, does not fir the narrative. Anyway, from the freep: To defang fanatics, let them speak hate. The sidebar of the article has this:

    Those "protesters" are from the kook lone "church" in Witchita, infamous for mocking funerals of fallen soldiers! I kid you not! They are the bane of every conservative group on the face of this nation! It is a rogue church not affiliated with any denomination. They are kooks, and are well known as such. But they are a convenient photo op top paint the entirety of the pro-life community as demented kook bent on murder. From the article:

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    Tim Skubick in the Oakland Press: Social Conservatism Is Crack Cocaine Or Something

    By Theblogprof, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jun 01, 2009 at 05:19:06 PM EST
    Tags: liberal bias, media bias, Tim Skubick (all tags)

    (Promoted by Nick...)

    Cross-posted at theblogprof

    That Tim. What a class act! Seems that Skubick has had quite a busy May bashing conservatives in any way he can. Just this month, he hit conservatives on not having a big enough tent (as if freedom and liberty aren't big enough to encompass everybody), blamed the Republican minority in this state for the budget problems (I kid you not!), and proposed raising taxes while providing flak cover to Granholm for cuts she never made. Like I said, Skubick has had a busy month. He's finishing off May with another hit piece focused on conservatives, but cloaked in non-partisanship: Despite their claims, no candidate can fix economy. In other words, what Tim is getting at here is that we as a state are screwed. It doesn't matter who's Governor, we're screwed.

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    Oakland Press To Paul Welday: "Can't You Just Go Away For A While?"

    By Theblogprof, Section News
    Posted on Thu Apr 23, 2009 at 11:14:54 AM EST
    Tags: Welday, elections, media bias, politics (all tags)

    cross-posted at theblogprof

    Keep it classy, Oakland Press! The ink is barely dry on Welday's announcement that he will challenge US Rep. Gary Peters for his seat, and the Oakland Press is asking for a time-out. That sure didn't take long! OP headline this morning: Abilities aside, it's too soon for campaigning. Being that it is now April, it is not too far from the June 2007 announcement that Gary Peters made a few years ago that he was going after Joe Knollenberg's seat. That's like a 2-month difference. (and yes, his official statement was in August, but everyone knew in June if not sooner) Just out of curiosity, I did a search to see if the Oakland Press ran a similar piece 2 years ago saying that Peters was getting in too early. Know what I found? Crickets chirping. Yup - nada. So spare me the feigned indignation, OP, that the battle in 2010 is too soon to start now, when June 2007 somehow was not. In any case, here are some snippets from the editorial:

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