The IUSB Vision Weblog

The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin

Archive for April 16th, 2009

Fox News Tea Party coverage Nielsen Ratings beat the other networks combined

Posted by iusbvision on April 16, 2009

This is what happens when you report the news and don’t denigrate it in your hard news coverage.

FOX RATINGS SURGE ON PROTEST COVERAGE
8-11 PM ET

FOXNEWS 3,390,000
MSNBC 1,210,000
CNN 1,070,000
CNN HEADLINE 909,000

Via TV Newser:

fox-news-ratings-april-15

Posted in Chuck Norton, Journalism Is Dead | Leave a Comment »

700 Tea Party Protests: Indianapolis 15000, Atlanta 20000, San Antonio 20000, Sacramento 20000….

Posted by iusbvision on April 16, 2009

FBN reports that 700 cities and towns had “Tea Party” protests yesterday protesting out of control government spending, more taxes, redistribution of wealth and bigger government.

Leftists are saying that 95% of Americans got a tax cut (which averaged to $13 a paycheck for working people) so they are acting on misinformation. They leave out that Obama has said that his energy tax plan “will necessarily make electricity costs skyrocket” and that his plan will raise the cost of heating and lighting an average home up to $1400 a year. This leaves out the part of that tax that will hit us all in the form of  higher prices from the tax. This also leaves out that the stimulus bill comes with so many expensive strings attached that in 20 months when the stimulus funds for the states run out the states will have to raise taxes to fund them.

They also leave out the taxes and other problems that we will have to face because of this level of spending.

bush-v-obama-debt

SOURCE: CBO, White House Office of Management and Budget | The Washington Post – March 21, 2009

While many Hoosiers went to Indianapolis, South Bend was expecting 100 people and the police said that over 300 showed up. Other local communities had protests as well.

Ted Nugent at San Antonio playing the National Anthem in the way that only he can. –

south-bend-tea-party1south-bend-tea-party2salt-lake-city-tea-partyteaparty-sanantonio1teaparty-sanantonio2teaparty-sanantonio3teaparty-sanantonio4

Pictures are from South Bend, Salt Lake City and San Antonio. Notice the sign about Republican Senator Kay Baily Hutchinson? With half of the Republican leadership that deciding to be the “right wing party of big corrupt government” as opposed to most of the Democratic leadership that has decided to be the “left wing party of big corrupt government”; it is fortunate that much of that bad leadership in the GOP was thrown out of office.

One message that was loud and clear at the protests was that while “Republican Principles” may not be a huge problem “Unprincipled Republicans” are. Another message that was clear from protesters who voted for Obama was also appearent’ “while we understood that when we voted for Obama that government would grow, we had no idea it would be this much or like this” and as more people get informed on what has been going on the more those ranks will swell. Polls already have shown that Obama has already lost support form independents who voted for him. Expect a new post soon telling about how the Tea Party protesters made it clear that some Republicans have responsibility to bear for the mess we are in.

Here is a teaser – The Tea Party organizer ripped the California GOP Chairman to pieces from the podium via Michelle Malkin – LINK. And by the way, Charles Gibson of ABC and others spun it as an Obama hate rally.

Posted in Campus Freedom, Indoctrination & Censorship, Chuck Norton | Leave a Comment »

ACORN Dirty Tricks at San Antonio Tea Party

Posted by iusbvision on April 16, 2009

UPDATE – For more on ACORN agitators at tea parties click HERE.

ACORN – yes the vote registration fraud and bank fraud people who are funded by Congress (your tax dollars) and the super rich of the far left like George Soros tried to disrupt the San Antonio Tea Party by trying to manipulate the police.

Alamo City Pundit:

acorn-eventstaff1In response SAPD began to get complaints from official-looking people all dressed in dark shirts and khaki-colored pants wearing shirts that said “STAFF” or “EVENT STAFF” that were turning in certifiedvendors for “causing problems.”  Several vendors were question and in one case manhandled by SAPD before the cops noticed these “EVENT STAFF” personnel had quietly slipped away into the crowd to try and cause more mischief.

Posted in Chuck Norton, Leftist Hate in Action | 2 Comments »

FLASHBACK: CNN loved protestors who dressed Bush as a Nazi. New York Times printed multiple stories about small far left protests.

Posted by iusbvision on April 16, 2009

UPDATE –  CNN’s Fox bashing Susan Roesgen applied for a job at Fox News Channel twice – LINK.

 

Lets start with the New York Times via Dan Gainor of the Business and Media Institute

When California passed Proposition 8, the Times ran 11 stories detailing the pro-gay marriage protests that followed. One Associated Press story it ran was quick to point out that “about 1,000 advocates of equal rights for gay people” attended a protest. A Nov. 16 story emphasized some “4,000 people gathered at City Hall” and took pains to mention that comedian Wanda Sykes “surprised a crowd of more than 1,000.”

The Washington Post did eight stories detailing the Proposition 8 protests. The big networks did 19. Both CBS and NBC mentioned that there were “about 2,000 people” protesting at the Long Beach rally.

By contrast, attendance at the Feb. 27 tea parties was ignored by the networks. Roughly 30,000 people tried to make their voices heard at 50 events around the country. Five thousand people showed their anger over taxes and spending in Orlando and another 5,000 in Cincinnati. “One of the biggest protests so far drew 15,000 on March 8 in Fullerton, Calif.,” according to Investors Business Daily.

The Facebook page devoted to the tea parties alone has more than 30,000 members. Top conservatives on Twitter — one of the event sponsors — has more than 4,000 members. Surely someone at the major networks has a Facebook page or knows a Tweet from a Twit. If not, perhaps they can find an 8-year-old to explain it to them.

While they are at it, have that same 8-year-old go over the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics. Maybe that’s what it would take to remind journalists one of their primary duties is “providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues.” Remember, “comprehensive” means not just the issues you support.

A quick skim of the code shows that journalists are violating several of the guidelines by not covering the tea parties. “Journalists should: Support the open exchange of views, even views they find repugnant.”

 

CNN …

Here is Susan Roesgen from CNN and here is a prime example of why CNN is now dead last in the ratings. It is amusing how CNN says the protests are about being “anti-CNN”. The first rule of journalism is “don’t make the story about you, make it about them”. I am beginning to wonder what poor excuse for a J-school did they go to. As a subscriber to Columbia Journalism Review, Columbia J-School is leading the way towards abolishing journalism ethics and standards. Of course, IU Bloomington’s J-School has been a laughing stock recently as well (LINK).

But how did CNN’s Susan Roesgen report far left protesters dressing up images of President Bush in Nazi imagery? –

Here is the raw video of Susan Roesgen the MRC referred to showing President Bush in Nazi imagery.  –

UPDATE –  Hotair.com found another Susan Roesgen clip giving glowing coverage to a far left protest of all of FIVE people – LINK.

Of course Fox News Shep Smith had a little fun with CNN over this.

The comments at Hotair.com’s post on this provide a nice read. Update – Its up to nine pages now.

UPDATE – Brent Bozell, the head of the Media Research Center has a very pointed analysis. –

Posted in Chuck Norton, Journalism Is Dead, Leftist Hate in Action | 3 Comments »

CNN shows brazen contempt towards Tea Party protestors, NBC uses lewd sexual terms to describe them.

Posted by iusbvision on April 16, 2009

UPDATE –  CNN’s Fox bashing Susan Roesgen applied for a job at Fox News Channel twice – LINK.

Here is Susan Roesgen from CNN and here is a prime example of why CNN is now dead last in the ratings. It is amusing how CNN says the protests are about being “anti-CNN”. The first rule of journalism is “don’t make the story about you, make it about them”. I am beginning to wonder what poor excuse for a J-school did they go to. As a subscriber to Columbia Journalism Review, Columbia J-School is leading the way towards abolishing journalism ethics and standards. Of course, IU Bloomington’s J-School has been a laughing stock recently as well (LINK).

CNN had the original video removed, but Fox News replayed the clip and at the end Brent Bozell, the head of the Media Research Center, has a very pointed analysis. –

But how did CNN’s Susan Roesgen report far left protesters dressing up images of President Bush in Nazi imagery? –

Here is the raw video of Susan Roesgen the MRC referred to showing President Bush in Nazi imagery.  –

Of course Fox News Shep Smith had a little fun with CNN over this.

I would like to show you what NBC did, but the sexual nature of their comments are of such a nature where we cannot post it here. Needless to say it was of the nature of the kind of sexual name calling not unheard of from public junior high schoolers. If you need to see it the MRC covers it HERE.

Posted in Chuck Norton, Journalism Is Dead, Leftist Hate in Action | Leave a Comment »