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Archive for April 27th, 2009

Miss California Pageant Officials to Miss California: Shut up and strut it baby

Posted by iusbvision on April 27, 2009

Be sure to see our first story on this issue HERE.

Sexism is alive and well among the secular left. We saw that in the treatment of Hillary Clinton, we saw much more of it with the treatment of Sarah Palin, now this:


Prejean, 21, said officials from the Miss California USA pageant were worried that her comments would cost their contest financial backing and tried to prepare her for a string of post-pageant media interviews by discouraging her from discussing her religious beliefs.

“`You need to apologize to the gay community. You need to not talk about your faith. This has everything to do with you representing California and saving the brand,'” Prejean recalled being told. “I was representing California. I was representing the majority of people in California.”

She offered her version of the tense hours following the April 19 Miss USA pageant while appearing at the San Diego megachurch that has helped shape her views. The Rock Church, founded by former San Diego Chargers defensive back Miles McPherson, was active in the campaign to pass a constitutional ban on gay marriages in California last year.

Don’t talk about your faith? Apologize for what you believe? Be something that your not? This tells us so much about that pageant that is run by those who claim a monopoly on tolerance; it’s not about the combination of character, talent and loveliness, its shut up put on the bikini and bat your eyes at our sponsors for money….. sickening.

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All Major Papers Decline in Circulation Except One…

Posted by iusbvision on April 27, 2009

Except the Wall Street Journal that still does real journalism without denigrating one side.


Top 25 Papers by Daily Circ, in New FAS-FAX

By E&P Staff

Published: April 27, 2009 8:20 AM ET

NEW YORK Here are the top 25 daily newspapers ranked by circulation for the six months ending March 2009, according to ABC. The percent change compares daily circulation for the same period ending in March 2008. Please note daily averages are Monday-through-Friday.
Please note that the time period reflected for The Denver Post has no comparable prior period; when the Rocky Mountain News folded on Feb. 28, subscribers were sent copies of the Denver Post.

See our separate main story on overall circ results, here

USA TODAY — 2,113,725 – (-7.46%)
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL — 2,082,189 — 0.61% (Thats up .61 folks)
THE NEW YORK TIMES — 1,039,031 — (-3.55%)
LOS ANGELES TIMES — 723,181 — (-6.55%)
THE WASHINGTON POST — 665,383 — (-1.16%)

DAILY NEWS (NEW YORK) — 602,857 — (-14.26%)
NEW YORK POST — 558,140 — (-20.55%)
CHICAGO TRIBUNE — 501,202 — (-7.47%)
HOUSTON CHRONICLE — 425,138 — (-13.96%)
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC — 389,701 — (-5.72%)

THE DENVER POST (02/28/2009 to 03/31/2009) — 371,728 — N/A
NEWSDAY — 368,194 — (-3.01%)
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS — 331,907 — (-9.88%)
STAR-TRIBUNE, MINNEAPOLIS — 320,076 — (-0.71%)
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES — 312,141 — (-0.04%)

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE — 312,118 — (-15.72%)
THE BOSTON GLOBE — 302,638 — (-13.68%)
THE PLAIN DEALER, CLEVELAND — 291,630 — (-11.70%)
DETROIT FREE PRESS — 290,730 — (-5.90%)
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER — 288,298 — (-13.72%)

THE STAR-LEDGER, NEWARK, N.J. — 287,082 — (-16.82%)
ST. PETERSBURG (FLA.) TIMES — 283,093 — (-10.42%)
THE OREGONIAN, PORTLAND — 268,512 — (-11.76%)
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE — 261,253 — (-9.53%)



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Liz Cheney Beats MSNBC’s Nora O’Donnell on ‘Torture’

Posted by iusbvision on April 27, 2009

It is clear by this exchange that O’Donnel didn’t take the time to actually read the memo’s and just ran with the AP’s misinformation on this issue.

The entire idea of trying to criminalize differences in policy is real banana reopublic stuff that is done by the likes of Hugo Chavez

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