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PARROTS OF THE MEDIA
The broadcast networks were only too happy to amplify the “dishonest, over-the-top fear-mongering perpetrated by the Obama administration” as the federal spending cuts eased into effect. The Media Research Center reviewed all 88 sequestration stories that ran on ABC, CBS and NBC during the two-week period from Feb. 14 to March 1 (the day of the dreaded cuts) to find that 66 percent of them “advanced the most hysterical Obama administration talking points without any hint of skepticism.”
“There is a reason that public confidence in the news media is down to 6 percent,” observes L. Brent Bozell III, director of the watchdog group. “Like squawking parrots, ABC, CBS, and NBC mindlessly repeated the administration’s phony, over-hyped doomsday talking points during the two weeks leading up to sequestration. They are beyond shame and are fully devoted to pushing Obama’s message no matter how preposterous it is.”
The History channel has announced that the premiere of “The Bible” drew more than 13.1 million viewers Sunday, a near-record audience for the cable network. The 10-hour series concludes Easter Sunday.
“The world is watching right now and we are incredibly humbled,” says producer Mark Burnett.
POLL DU JOUR
• 70 percent of Americans overall say Mrs. Obama has a positive influence on the president’s decisions; 39 percent of Republicans and 95 percent of Democrats agree.
• 65 percent overall give Mrs. Obama a positive review on “the job she is doing as first lady”; 33 percent of Republicans and 88 percent of Democrats agree.
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