Presidential Election


Senators Elizabeth Warren and Rand Paul
29 Apr 2014

The Dangerous Allure of the Shiny New Toy

Often, voter disappointment with current leadership and big media’s boredom with the experienced pols waiting in the wings prompts us to turn over a new rock and give untested candidates a chance.  The advantages to such persons are obvious.  They have no record of any significance to hang around them, as their complaints against ‘the man’ are all we have to go on.  “Damned straight,”...

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Millennials Abandoning Obama: Fickle Youth or Something Deeper?
18 Mar 2014

Millennials Abandoning Obama: Fickle Youth or Something Deeper?

In his latest column, Washington Post’s Dana Milbank lamented that the youth vote, 15 million strong, who swept Obama into office have “abandoned him in his hour of need.”  With ‘his presidency on the line,’ Millennials seem to be turning their collective backs on the President’s health care plan: “The administration announced last week that only 1.08 million people ages 18 to 34 had signed...

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The Rush to Define Hillary as a Space Alien or the 50-Foot Woman
24 Jan 2014

The Rush to Define Hillary as a Space Alien or the 50-Foot Woman

Republicans fearful of Secretary Clinton contesting for the Presidency in 2016 are falling over themselves to define her early, trotting out tired ageist, sexist attacks while screaming “Benghazi” 24/7.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is their best hope to defeat her.  While he works overtime to tamp down the “Bridge-gate” scandal that threatens his presidential hopes, RNC Chair Reince Priebus and others shout “she’s inauthentic”, she represents the...

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09 May 2013

Benghazi, Hillary 2016 and a Predictable Media

Yesterday, Representative Darrell Issa led his Oversight Committee through hours of questioning of Benghazi whistleblowers with one goal in mind – to ruin any hope Hillary Clinton has of running in 2016.  It could be argued Issa was also aiming to take down the Obama administration, but from the Kabuki theatre offered by both parties, who posture on the floors of Congress only to pass...

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02 Apr 2013

Does Our Nation’s Current Romance with Hillary Mean She Will Have an Easier Path in 2016?

Every week, another “Hillary: will she or won’t she” article erupts in the mainstream press.  If the amount of copy devoted to reading the tea leaves on Secretary Clinton’s 2016 ambitions were measured in decibels, the volume would be deafening, though we are years removed from the first primary.  CNN’s John King once said “the media suffers from a Hillary obsession.”  That much is true,...

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22 Jan 2013

How the Game is Played: Finlay & Smart Debate the President's Address and the Effects of a Biased Media Going Forward

Join us tonight as we analyze the President’s inaugural address, what it bodes for his second; also the political theatre offered up by the mainstream media and how it affects all of us —  promises to be a fiery evening!   Feel free to call in and express your reviews at (877) 653-8381. **************************************** Anita Finlay is the author of Dirty Words on Clean Skin:...

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04 Dec 2012

Study Finding We Are Done with Gender Bias Omits Important Data

“Good News for Hillary 2016: New Study Says Media Gender Bias Has Almost Disappeared”   …so reads The Grindstone headline to Ruth Graham’s latest article.  Quoting research from Jennifer Lawless and Danny Hayes covering 4,748 newspaper articles in the 2010 congressional races, Ms. Graham finds much to celebrate.  I am loathe to argue with her, since she was kind enough to interview me regarding this...

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17 Oct 2012

Finlay & Smart Talk — Our Own Post Debate Wrap Up

Tonight, at a special time, 7:30 pm PDT and 10:30 pm EDT, John Smart and I will share our thoughts on the Town Hall Debate between President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. Click the picture to listen now or download later! We call it like we see, not left, not right.  The straight stuff.  Join us! ********************** Anita Finlay is the author of Dirty Words...

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22 Aug 2012

ABC's Jake Tapper Tells the Truth about Media Bias — a blockbuster interview in polite language

Add Jake Tapper, one of our more reliable reporters, to the list of people who have left the reservation – at least for the moment. Back in late October, 2008, John King of CNN gave an interview calling his own media colleagues “out of touch,” lambasting them for media bias in the unfair treatment of Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin and John McCain.  Tapper goes on...

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19 Aug 2012

Many Who Attacked Hillary Clinton in 2008 Now Suggesting She Replace Joe Biden

I just had the pleasure of being interviewed by Molly Paige and Ernie Brown of the nationally syndicated America’s Radio News Network.  I had some choice words for them about the treatment Hillary Clinton received at the hands of the mainstream media last time out and why we still feel the repercussions today.  Short and sweet.  Please give a listen here! My thanks also to...

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