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Piers Morgan: Ted Turner Didn’t Care About Ratings and Neither Should Jeff Zucker

Former CNN host Piers Morgan thinks that CNN President Jeff Zucker should be more like former owner Ted Turner, and focus more on the brand and not the ratings. Morgan made his comments in an exclusive interview with Politico: ‘I’ve always felt that CNN should be more resilient to media criticism about monthly or quarterly […]

Al Qaeda Calls For Truce With Islamic State So Jihadists Can Unite Against America

At the Long War Journal, Tom Joscelyn and Oren Adaki report that a high-ranking member of al Qaeda’s Arabian Peninsula franchise has called on rival jihadist factions in Iraq and Syria to unite for the greater good of confronting the United States and the West. The AQAP leader, Sheikh Nasser bin Ali al Ansi, also […]

Dereliction of duty: Obama skipped nearly 60 percent of intelligence briefings

It’s called dereliction of duty when one knowingly dismisses the faithful execution of his or her prescribed duties in fulfilling their responsibility. I said so Monday evening with Greta von Susteren, and will continue to do so. And if anything represents “high crimes and misdemeanors” it’s the dereliction of duty that has resulted in the deaths […]

How Putin is Using ISIS to Help Iran

Former world chess champion and Russian dissident Garry Kasparov tells Yahoo News that Vladimir Putin is “the most dangerous man in the world,” and that he is playing poker on the world stage “while everyone else is playing chess.” In an interview with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, Kasparov says the war against […]

New Iraqi Prime Minister ousts 2 Generals after Humiliation by ISIS

WASHINGTON — The recently-minted Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, forcibly retired two Iraqi senior generals for failing to stop the military advance of the al-Qaeda offshoot militant group Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL). Reuters reported that the generals were close allies of Abadi’s ousted predecessor, Nuri al-Maliki, who was a Shi’a Muslim […]

MSNBC President Phil Griffin Says Network Has Had a “Tough Stretch” as Ratings Sink to 7-Year Low

MSNBC president Phil Griffin, who predicted last year that the network would beat Fox News Channel by 2014, admitted this week that the network has had a “tough stretch.” He added that despite the fact that MSNBC’s ratings have sunk to a 7-year low, he is in this for the “long term.” Griffin made his […]

Fox Pundit: Civilians Die–Get Over It!

A Fox News military analyst is not afraid to talk about civilian deaths in Syria: He seems to want to see more of them.

A coherent strategy for the Middle East

First, stop the implementation of sequestration on U.S. military forces The latest strategy put forth by the Obama administration to combat the Islamic State jihadists not only changes weekly, but fails to address U.S. strategic core objectives in the Middle East. Most dubious is its reliance on so-called “moderate rebels” to provide a ground component […]

Militarizing the White House, Not the Police

It appears that the same media, which object to police in Ferguson, Missouri arming and protecting themselves and their community members against mobs, are in favor of making the area around the White House into an armed camp, walled off from the public

Hong Kong Student Protesters Defy Communist China

WASHINGTON — Democratic protests in Hong Kong continue to defy Beijing and the Communist government over handpicked appointments to be in charge of the city. Reuters reported tear gas was deployed in addition to police armed with batons, but did not engage the protesters like the Chinese government did at Tiananment Square in 1989. The Communist […]

Fox News Soars—Finishes Third Quarter As Top-Rated Cable Network

Fox News, which has been the top-rated cable news network for the last 12 years, blew away the competition and hit a historic high by finishing the third quarter as the overall top-rated cable network, beating even the normally top-rated sports network ESPN. Fox has finished in this rarefied air once before—when the Iraq War broke […]

Oklahoma beheader linked through imam to al-Qaida and Tsarnaev brothers

We’ve heard the ridiculous comments from President Barack Hussein Obama that ISIS is not “Islamic” and just last week at his UN General Assembly speech, lectured us all that “Islam teaches peace” – although the word itself means submission. And those who refuse to submit to the jihadists – be they Muslim or not – […]

National Security Threats Brought Into Focus

On September 29th, I attended an EMPact America conference about the dangers a weakened America poses to the world, the necessity for a stronger military in the face of worldwide threats, and how America has switched sides in the War on Terror.

National Security Threats Brought Into Focus

“[President Barack Obama] came into office believing that through the power of his personality, and the belief that if America changed its behavior, everything would be okay—that the problem was not the ideology of radical jihadists, the problem was America,” said former Congressman Pete Hoekstra. On September 29th, I attended an EMPact America conference about […]

Newspaper Digital Audience Hits New High—Profits Still Lag

Normally, when something like stocks reach new highs, that’s a good thing. But in the case of the newspaper industry, it’s a mixed bag. as is the case with a new report from the National Association of Newspapers that shows that the digital audience for newspapers reached a record high in August. According to the report, newspapers had […]

Obama deflects blame, says Intelligence Community Underestimated Islamic State, al-Qaeda

WASHINGTON — After praising his own initiatives to take on the Islamist radical terrorist group known as the Islamic State, President Barack Obama blamed the intelligence community for underestimating the threat of the terrorist group. Show More Summary

PBS Uses Advertising to Retaliate Against Critical Coverage

PBS was set up in part because of an understanding that advertising exerts pressure on media outlets. And now it's using its own advertising to signal its disapproval of critical coverage.

Iran: An Ally, an Enemy, a Surrogate?

The Obama Middle East foreign policy lens is focused on one issue at the moment: the defeat of ISIS. In pursuing this goal, the Obama team is seeking allies including former enemies such as Iran, notwithstanding claims to the contrary. While the U.S. now sees Iran as a potential stabilizing force in Iraq and Syria, […]

The Russian Roots of Terrorism

I learned about the passing of former Washington Times columnist John Lofton as I was looking through an old file of clippings and found a Lofton gem entitled, “Where terrorism is rooted,” from the July 5, 1985, issue of the paper.

Gun Rights Policy Conference Scores a Bullseye

The 29th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference was held this past weekend in Chicago, and was a great success despite the travel nightmare that prevented many attendees and some speakers from making it to the Windy City. Early Friday morning, an airport contract employee apparently set fire to the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center […]

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