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Can you guess journalist opinions on stem cell research?

CBS, NBC Mourn Loss of Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research
August 25, 2010 by Nathan Burchfiel

A recent court ruling found that federal funding for embryonic stem cell research violates laws prohibiting the government from using taxpayer money for research that destroys an embryo. The ruling has sent the evening network news broadcasts reeling.

While ABC’s “World News” briefly reported on the ruling Aug. 23, the NBC “Nightly News” and CBS “Evening News” have both aired reports suggesting that the ruling would end life-saving research – in spite of the fact the embryonic research can continue if privately funded, and federal funding of adult stem cell research is unaffected.

NBC’s Robert Bazell reported Aug. 24 that the ruling “left a lot of researchers fairly stunned.” CBS’s Wyatt Andrews called the ruling “a shock.” But was it really? Neither report mentioned that federal funding for embryonic stem cell research was severely restricted under the Bush administration, and was only widened by the Obama administration in July 2009.

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Schlessinger Sherroded by left wing media

Bozell Column: The Real Radio Hatemongers
August 25, 2010 by Brent Bozell

Last week, Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced on CNN that she was hanging up her headphones at the end of the year. If she could not exercise her freedom of speech, she said, she was not interested in the job.

Watchdogs on the left had pounced on a conversation she had with a black woman in which she proclaimed something that everyone with cable TV knows is true. The N-word is acceptable vernacular for black comedians on HBO, but it’s not something you can ever, ever say if you’re not black.

While making this point, Dr. Laura purposely said the N-word repeatedly during this proclamation, and that was all the Left needed to start contacting sponsors, suggesting they shouldn’t want their products associated with this viciously racist talk show. It didn’t matter that even liberal editorialists in The Washington Post declared that there was nothing at all racist in what the doctor said.

The Left had found their to chance to silence her, and they pounced. All they needed to do was distort the context completely, and they did so masterfully.

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Holocaust Survivor Cursed Out By Ground Zero Mosque Supporter

Video: Holocaust Survivor Cursed Out By Ground Zero Mosque Supporter
August 25, 2010 by EyeBlast.tv

In a stunning display at a protest over the Ground Zero mosque, a Holocaust survivor was berated by a mosque supporter. The mosque supporter spews vulgarities at the holocaust survivor and at one point even says he “didn’t learn his lesson”. Content warning, we did not bleep out the profanities.

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