Friday, January 31, 2014

Two Shot Dead At MD Mall

[From article]
The shooting may have been the climax of a domestic dispute between Benlolo, her boyfriend and an ex-boyfriend who fired the shots, WBAL reported on the air. No identifications have yet been made.

Young mom, 21, and 25-year-old man shot dead in murder-suicide in Maryland mall skate shop by gunman so heavily armed the bomb squad was called
Briana Benlolo, 21, and Tyler Johnson, 25, were shot by a gunman while working at Zumiez at the Mall in Columbia
It was Benlolo's first job since she gave birth to her son, two
The gunman emerged from a dressing room and began shooting, killing Benlolo and Johnson and injuring others
He then turned the gun on himself
Police called in the bomb squad to disarm the man, who was armed with crude explosive devices
The mall will remain closed until at least Sunday
Police say they have tentatively identified the gunman but have not released his name
There is speculation that the shooting could have been a domestic dispute between Benlolo, a boyfriend and an ex-boyfriend
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 12:25 EST, 25 January 2014 | UPDATED: 23:16 EST, 25 January 2014

Video Captured From A Canoe

Two Young Women Went On a Canoe Trip. What They Caught on Video Will Stun You.
JANUARY 21, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

U.S. Sen. Cruz's Censored On National CBS News Show

[From article]
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on CBS Face the Nation on Sunday morning and was met with a barrage of questions from host Bob Schieffer about his involvement in the government shutdown. Apart from being the victim of Schieffer’s accusations that the Tea Party senator was to blame for the shutdown, it also appears that Mr. Cruz was the victim of editing by CBS.
Based on video from Senator Cruz’s YouTube page and what aired on today’s Face the Nation broadcast, the senator’s comments surrounding President Obama’s “abuse of power” were edited from the program. Instead what aired was a segment that ignored many of the senator’s complaints directed at President Obama. [See the aired and unaired videos below.]
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CBS should explain why it felt it appropriate to edit out a high profile senator accusing the President of the United States of targeting his politcal enemies. These are strong accusations leveled at the president, and CBS’s viewers deserve to hear them, yet strangely they were not.

‘Face the Nation’ Edits Out Senator Cruz Condemning Obama’s ‘Abuse of Power'
By Jeffrey Meyer
January 26, 2014 | 18:35

Two Young Girls Missing After Sleepover

Desperate search for missing girls, 12 and 14, who haven't been seen since Saturday sleepover
Raylynn Bolt, 12, and Diana Tourdot, 14, were spending the night at Tourdot's house on Saturday
The next morning Tourdot's parents found the girls missing, with a bedroom window left ajar
On Sunday, Bolt's cellphone pinged in nearby Corona but all calls are going to voicemail
Police are not sure whether the girls are runaways or victims of a crime
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 13:55 EST, 27 January 2014 | UPDATED: 17:16 EST, 27 January 2014

Arizona, Attempt To Stop The Flow of Illegal Immigrants Into the U.S.

This feature was broadcast on January 27, 2014 on WGBH-TV Boston's PBS station. The online video was removed the same night. If it re-appears I will post it or a link. In any case check back for my comments which I will post ASAP.

The State of Arizona Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 27, 2014 on PBS
New Documentary Explores the Human Stories Behind Arizona’s Controversial “Show Me Your Papers” Immigration Law

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Texas Harvard Law School Graduate, Democratic Candidate Mocks Disabled Opponent Candidate

[From article]
Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator running for governor, became a liberal superhero last June when she filibustered a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks. (This was the good filibuster, not that awful filibuster three months later by Ted Cruz – that was just grandstanding.)
Apart from her enthusiasm for abortion (and you have to admit, abortion is really cool), the centerpiece of Davis’ campaign is her life story. Also the fact that she’s a progressive woman who doesn’t look like Betty Friedan.
In a typical formulation, Time magazine said Davis was someone who could give the Democrats “‘real people’ credibility,” based on “her own personal story — an absent father, a sixth-grade-educated mother, a teen pregnancy, followed by life as a single mom in a mobile home, then community college and, at last, Harvard Law School.”
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Just a few years after her first divorce, Wendy was on the make, asking to date Jeff Davis, a rich lawyer 13 years her senior, who frequented her father’s dinner club. In short order, they married and had a child together.
The next thing Jeff Davis knew, he was paying off her college tuition, raising their kids by himself and taking out a loan to send her to Harvard Law School.

Harvard Law School produces some special lawyers. They seem to be mostly role models, who have credentials.

By: Ann Coulter
1/23/2014 09:32 AM
Human Events

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[From article]
It seems Battleground Texas and Wendy Davis’ strategy to win the Governor’s seat is to mock Attorney General Abbott’s disability. We caught Davis supporters and Battleground Texas staff on tape making crude statement such as “isn’t that amazing to think of? He’s in a wheelchair and we want to stand with Wendy?”

BREAKING NEW VIDEO: Wendy Davis Supporters, BGTX Mock Greg Abbott’s Disability
JAN 23, 2014

Black Danvers Teen Who Raped, Killed White Teacher, Defiled Her Body

Posted December 14, 2013 5:08 PM ET Last Updated January 26, 2014 8:07 PM ET

[From article]
He wore gloves and a mask as he followed Ritzer into a second-floor bathroom after the argument armed with a box cutter.
He raped her, slit her throat with the box cutter, wheeled her body outside in a large recycling bin and dumped it in the woods behind the school.Her body was found naked from the waist down with the three foot branch still inside her corpse, which was covered in leaves. Her bra was pulled down and her top pulled up.
An unidentified woman also walked into the bathroom as Chism committed his terrible crime at 3pm, but left quickly when she saw his naked behind and clothes on the floor. She told police that she assumed someone was changing in the bathroom.
Chism was also seen on CCTV emerging from the bathroom after killing Miss Ritzer, leaving the building and using a service elevator to return with a recycling bin in which he stuffed her body.

Massachusetts student, 14, hit with new charges as it's revealed he raped his math teacher before he slashing her throat and dumping her body with a tree branch sticking from her genitals
Philip Chism, 14, allegedly murdered his teacher Colleen Ritzer, 24, after an argument in class
The student's parents were going through a difficult divorce
He killed her with a box-cutter on October 22 then dumped her body in a recycling bin behind Danvers High School
Said earlier this month there is 'absolutely no evidence of any misconduct or wrongdoing by Ms Ritzer'
Colleen's family are devastated over the release of the disturbing new details
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[nine page state police affidavit]

‘I Hate You All’ — Chilling Note From Boy, 14, Who ‘Raped His Teacher & Slit Her Throat’
Published:11:44 am EST, November 22, 2013| Updated:1:49 pm EST, November 22, 2013
By Heavy Staff

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Statement includes citations to state law that homicide by anyone 14 or over is tried as an adult. Aggravated rape is tried as a minor for 14 to 17 year-olds.

Statement From DA's Office on Philip Chism Indictment
Philip Chism, 14, of Danvers, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated rape and robbery Thursday in the slaying of Danvers High math teacher Colleen Ritzer.
Posted by John Castelluccio (Editor)
November 21, 2013 at 05:39 PM

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[From comments]
IFoundMyVoice says:
November 22, 2013 at 8:56 am

Finally, remind them that Oprah, the richest, most famous black woman in the world, created a girls’ school in South Africa, not America. When asked why she didn’t develop a boarding school for the thousands of black girls in very real peril in Chicago or Detroit, Oprah responded that American girls in the inner city don’t care about education, only clothes and cell phones and things.
I think that says it all. Oprah, with her billions and her name and her clout, didn’t even want to TRY. “Impossible mission. Refuse to engage.”

The Philip Chism Case – He Also Raped Her With “an object”
Posted on November 22, 2013 
by sundance

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[From article]
The order seals not only the search warrant application and affidavit by state police trooper Robert LaBarge, which would have contained information required to legally justify the search, but the results of the search and even the District Attorney's motion to impound the record.
Subsequently the affidavit was available. It is not known what else is being withheld from the public.

October 25, 2013

Judge seals documents in Danvers murder investigation
Staff writer

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More legal analysis

Analysis of the prosecution’s case against Philip Chism
Friday, November 22, 2013
From the Frederick Leatherman Law Blog

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[From article]
Then there is Henry Louis Gates’ new show on PBS. I watched part of the first show out of curiosity, and bailed out. Gates tries to be sophisticated. He does allow that Africans themselves were the linchpin of the Transatlantic slave trade, and that slavery was a universal human practice, but then it’s all hate whitey agit prop. He actually said that New World African Slavery was uniquely evil, while the screen showed ghastly pictures of blacks with metal face masks, etc. Most important, Gates stated that the unique evil of black slavery was that it was racial.

When a 14-Year-Old Murders His Teacher, cont.

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UPDATED: Philip Chism, Killer Kid (Allegedly)

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Student, 14, 'used tree branch to rape teacher in school bathroom before slitting her throat and leaving a note saying "I hate you all" next to her staged body'
Philip Chism, 14, allegedly murdered his teacher Colleen Ritzer, 24, after an argument in class
The student's parents were going through a difficult divorce
He killed her with a box-cutter om October 22 then dumped her body in a recycling bin behind Danvers High School
Police prosecutors would not release any details of the case before now
Said earlier this month there is 'absolutely no evidence of any misconduct or wrongdoing by Ms Ritzer'
Colleen's family are devastated over the release of the disturbing new details
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 16:38 EST, 21 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:23 EST, 22 November 2013

Writer Beaten To Death Outside California Club

Posted January 22, 2014 9:09 PM ET Last Updated January 26, 2014 8:05 PM ET

[From article]
Zavala was identified through video taken by bystanders at the scene on their cell phones.
A friend who wanted to remain anonymous told the LA Times that Pham accidentally walked into one of the photos being taken by a group of three women and two men.
An argument started between that group and Pham and her friends. Pham was beaten and left unconscious at the sidewalk.
Zavala's attorney, Kenneth Reed, told reporters after his client's arraignment that she was knocked down during the melee, and he doubted reports that it was a beat-down.
'I refuse to believe that people of this community would watch a woman stomped to death by five people and nobody would do anything,' Reed said. The lawyer characterized it as 'a melee, a bunch of people fighting.'

Second woman arrested for the fatal fight that killed a 23-year-old woman after an 'accidental photobomb' outside a nightclub
Kim Pham, 23, was left brain dead following the attack in Santa Ana, California, on Saturday
Her life support was switched off on Tuesday
She had been waiting outside a nightclub when she became involved in an argument with another girl, whose friends also turned on her
A friend said fight may have been over a spoiled photo
Vanesa Tapia Zavala, 25, was charged with murder on Wednesday
A second woman was arrested on Friday morning
Police say they are still looking for a third woman involved in the beating
PUBLISHED: 17:51 EST, 24 January 2014 | UPDATED: 17:52 EST, 24 January 2014

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Young woman arrested for beating and kicking to death 'beautiful and eloquent' 23-year-old after argument outside nightclub
Kim Pham was left brain dead following the attack in Santa Ana, California, on Saturday
She had been waiting outside a nightclub when she became involved in an argument with another girl, whose friends also turned on her
Police have arrested one woman on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and causing great bodily harm
They are currently looking to speak to another two women and two men who they believe were involved
Cops have asked witnesses to hand over any cell phone footage; one apparent clip shows guard unsuccessfully trying to break up the fight
PUBLISHED: 17:05 EST, 20 January 2014 | UPDATED: 06:33 EST, 21 January 2014

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[From article]
Kim (Annie) Pham, 23, was being kept alive “because her wishes had always been to help others by being an organ donor,” her family said in a short statement. “We are still fighting for Kim. Stay strong.”
Police arrested one woman in connection with the weekend assault, and were searching for two other women and two men who they believe kicked and punched Pham in the head and body. They declined to identify the suspect, except to say she was in her 20s, from Santa Ana and arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Arrest made in attack on woman outside Santa Ana club
A Santa Ana woman is in custody in the beating outside The Crosby nightspot Saturday that left the victim on life support. Four others being sought by police.
Published: Jan. 20, 2014 Updated: Jan. 21, 2014 2:03 p.m.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

New York Man Suspected of Killing Wife and Two Children Caught Fleeing to Mexico

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[From article]
A husband suspected of brutally stabbing his young wife and their two daughters to death as they got ready for church has been caught by police trying to flee to Mexico.
Miguel Mejias-Ramos, 28, was stopped by U.S. Marshals just before midnight driving a car with New York State license plates and attempting to get into Mexico, where he was born, police sources said.
His arrest came a day after he allegedly murdered his wife Deisy Garcia, 21, and their two daughters, two-year-old Daniela Mejia and one-year-old Yaslin Mejia, at their home in Queens, New York.

Husband, 28, 'who stabbed his wife, 21, and their two daughters to death' as they got ready for church is caught fleeing to Mexico
Miguel Mejias-Ramos was caught heading for the border of Mexico, where he was born, just before midnight on Monday
His wife, Deisy Garcia, who was originally from Guatemala, and their two daughters, aged 1 and 2, were found stabbed in their Queens home Sunday
Friends said Garcia was terrified of her husband but was scared to call police because she was an illegal immigrant
PUBLISHED: 08:14 EST, 21 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:46 EST, 21 January 2014

Trump Speaks At St. Anselm College

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[From article]
The real estate mogul and perpetual potential presidential candidate explained to the crowd at a New Hampshire breakfast frequented by White House wannabes that Iraq has become 'the Harvard of terrorism.'
'Whether you liked Saddam or not,' Trump said Tuesday at St. Anselm College's Politics & Eggs, 'he used to kill terrorists.'

'He used to kill terrorists': Donald Trump criticizes Obama by praising SADDAM HUSSEIN at favorite New Hampshire forum for presidential hopefuls
Trump told a packed house at the Politics & Eggs breakfast at St. Anselm College that Obama has helped Iraq become the 'Harvard of terrorism'
The event often hosts potential presidential candidates
'He’s one email away from a disaster': Trump also lashed out at controversy-plagued potential 2016 contender Chris Christie
PUBLISHED: 13:46 EST, 21 January 2014 | UPDATED: 18:04 EST, 21 January 2014

Talented Woman U. Penn Athlete, 19, Takes Own Life

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More than 600 devastated relatives and friends today paid their respects to a UPenn track star who jumped to her death from a parking garage as she struggled with the pressures of school work.
Mourners comforted Madison Holleran's father, James, as he left the snow-covered Guardian Angel Church in Allendale, New Jersey after the funeral service on Tuesday.
Other relatives and friends - some of whom had taken a bus chartered from Penn in Philadelphia - were seen sobbing as they struggled to come to terms with the popular student's passing.
During the mass, Mr Holleran said that his daughter used to rally her team by saying: 'Now is a time to be strong.' He added: 'Today, we all have to be strong for Madison.'

Devastated father says goodbye to his track star daughter, 19, at her funeral after she took her life because of the pressures of school
Madison Holleran took her life in Philadelphia city center on Friday night as she struggled with her studies and settling into college
On Tuesday, hundreds of mourners gathered for a memorial mass in her hometown of Allendale, New Jersey to say goodbye
Her father said she had shared her suicidal thoughts with her family and that they had told her she did not need to return to school - but she did
Her death has shocked the UPenn community, where she was a member of the track and field team
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 16:30 EST, 21 January 2014 | UPDATED: 18:04 EST, 21 January 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Student Shot At Pennsylvania College

[From article]
Chester Police said the unidentified 19-year-old student was sitting inside his car in the parking lot of the Schwartz Athletic Center on 17th Street and Melrose Avenue in Chester, Pa., around 8:45 p.m. after a game of basketball at the gym.
An unidentified gunman suddenly opened fire, striking the victim in the head and left shoulder, police said. The gunman then fled the scene leaving the victim on the ground.
Police said the student called 911 himself and reported the shooting.

Widener Student Shot, Gunman on the Loose
By David Chang, Dan Stamm and Wire Reports
Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 | Updated 1:22 PM EST

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sharpton Conference Rebels Against Chicago Machine Politics

[From article]
While the stated goal for Sharpton was to bring the many different groups together to discuss solutions to the city’s violence epidemic, he may not have gotten the types of responses he was looking for. Calls for more gun control laws and getting guns off the streets were nonexistent and not mentioned by residents throughout the session.
Instead, attendees offered solutions addressing the problems facing their community as a whole rather than just taking on “gun violence” itself. Audience members addressed the need for jobs and solving the foreclosure crisis plaguing Chicago’s south and west sides. Perhaps the loudest message—and one that Reverend Al or the Chicago media have yet to report on—echoed by several different people in attendance as well as panel members was that it is time for the black community to start voting differently.
[. . .]
McKinley called on President Obama to help the grassroots by discontinuing aid and government grants that go through Chicago’s political machine to “name-brand-blue-ribbon-negro-organizations” such as the NAACP and Urban League. McKinley told Breitbart News those groups “are poverty pimps, and are part of the problem and not the solution.”

21 Dec 2013, 3:45 PM PDT

Academic Groups Blame Jews, Only

[From article]
In April, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland endorsed an academic boycott of Israel, and several times in recent years there have been strong efforts within Britain’s largest professors’ group, the University and College Union, to do the same.
Israelis have long seen Europe as more hostile — even anti-Semitic in some pockets — but a slap from the United States has a particular sting.
“Rather than standing up for academic freedom and human rights by boycotting countries where professors are imprisoned for their views, the A.S.A. chooses as its first ever boycott to boycott Israel, the sole democracy in the Middle East, in which academics are free to say what they want, write what they want and research what they want,” Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, said Monday.

Boycott by Academic Group Is a Symbolic Sting to Israel
Published: December 16, 2013
New York Times

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Blowing Strong Bubbles

John Kerry Subject of Israeli Criticism

[From article]
Israel's Defense Minister, Moshe "Boogy" Ya'alon, is facing criticism from the opposition after slamming U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported earlier on Tuesday that the outspoken Ya'alon had said that Kerry, who recently completed his tenth trip to the region in less than a year on the job, "turned up here determined and acting out of misplaced obsession and messianic fervor" for a peace deal.
Ya'alon added: "In reality, there have been no negotiations between us and the Palestinians for all these months --but rather between us and the Americans. The only thing that can 'save us' is for John Kerry to win a Nobel Prize and leave us in peace." Breitbart News offered a similar analysis last week, noting: "The real negotiations are not those between Israel and the Palestinians, but between Israel and the Obama administration."

by JOEL B. POLLAK 14 Jan 2014, 7:03 AM PDT

FOX TV Journalist Responds to Critics of Interracial Marriage

[From arrticle]
“The fact that in this day and age, we get attacked for our interracial relationship is beyond sad…it is pathetic,” he said. “Yes I am white. Yes she is half black. Marrying a white man does not erase her color and marrying a woman who is half black does not mean I am blinded. The problem isn’t pigmentation…the problem is backwards, bigoted thought from people who should know better.”

Fox’s Adam Housley Slams ‘Bigoted’ and ‘Pathetic’ Racial Remarks About His Interracial Marriage
by Andrew Kirell
5:37 pm, January 14th, 2014

ABC Comedian Wakes Up About Government Health Care Abuses

[From article]
Conceivably the best job done to date was by ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel who during his opening monologue Tuesday evening absolutely savaged the law whilst ridiculing the uninformed young people in this country that have ignorantly supported something that clearly harms them

Jimmy Kimmel Savages ObamaCare and Uninformed Young People Who Support It
By Noel Sheppard
January 15, 2014 | 11:08

Monday, January 13, 2014

Cold Is No Barrier For Marines

The attached photo was taken at the Recruiting Station in South Bend, IN where the air temperature was -12 degrees and a reported wind chill of -39 degrees…

Men Should Be Allowed To Be Men, Not Feminized

[From article]
“In this sort of feminized atmosphere in which we exist today, guys who are masculine and muscular like that in their private conduct, kind of old-fashioned tough guys, run some risks,” Hume said on Sunday’s Media Buzz.
Even co-host Lauren Ashburn was a bit taken aback by that. “Feminized?” she asked.

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Brit Hume: ‘Old-Fashioned Tough Guys’ Like Christie Can’t Survive in Today’s ‘Feminized Atmosphere’
by Evan McMurry
4:00 pm, January 12th, 2014
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[From article]
The energy, competitiveness, and corporal daring of normal males are responsible for much good in the world. No one denies that boys’ aggressive and risk-taking tendencies must be socialized and channeled toward constructive ends. But the de-Tom Sawyering of the American boy should not be anyone’s agenda.

I think this effort to feminize men is part of the larger effort creating the Therapeutic State.

Masculinity Is More Than a Mask
Is it OK to tell boys to 'Be a Man'? An upcoming film much buzzed about on the Web ignores the real differences between the sexes
By Christina Hoff Sommers @chsommers
Jan. 13, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

NBC Fake News Station

7 Jan 2014

Sex Slavery In Miami, Three Thugs Force 15-year-old Into Sex Trade

[From article]
The girl, identified only as D.J. in the affidavit, was held against her will by the gun-toting trio and plied with drugs and alcohol, police said in the report. She ran away from home and was reported missing on December 10.
She and two 15-year-old friends shacked up at a seedy motel in North Miami. They soon met a man referred to only as AP, he brought them to a nearby home.
The two other girls were dismissed for being too young, but D.J. insisted she was 18, said the report.
Mr Ward had sex with the teen at least six times and she was forced to have sex with a man at a motel for only $80, the affidavit said.
Her captors did not give her any of the money, and forced her to strip when she railed against having sex for money, the report said.

Gang 'snatched 13-year-old runaway off the street and forced her into prostitution and nude dancing at South Beach strip club'
Authorities have accused three people of forcing the young girl to have sex for money and dance naked at a South Beach strip club
The trio is also charged with holding her against her will, drugging her and threatening her with violence
One of the accused reportedly had sex with the minor at least six times
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 10:38 EST, 9 January 2014 | UPDATED: 13:55 EST, 9 January 2014

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Exclusive: New Videos Released In Attack On Hollywood Teen
January 9, 2014 11:05 PM
Carey Codd is a General Assignment Reporter
CBS4 News

TV Networks Show Bias Covering GWB Christie Story, Underplaying IRS, Benghazi, Pigford, Fast and Furious

[From article]
The Big Three networks, in a frenzy over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's traffic headache dubbed “Bridgegate,” have devoted a whopping 34 minutes and 28 seconds of coverage to the affair in just the last 24 hours.
By comparison, that's 17 times the two minutes, eight seconds devoted to President Obama's IRS scandal in the last six months, according to an analysis by the Media Research Center.
“While routinely burying new stories on the IRS scandal, the media practically fell over themselves to start taking shots at the potential 2016 Republican presidential nominee,” said the conservative media watchdog.

Nets give 'Bridgegate' 17 times more coverage in 1 day than IRS scandal in 6 months
JANUARY 10, 2014 AT 7:50 AM

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[From article]
Kelly – who sent an email to longtime Christie crony and then-Port Authority official David Wildstein that read “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee” – was sent packing at 9 a.m. Thursday morning.
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“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” she wrote.
“Got it,” Wildstein replied.
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Wildstein reacted in an e-mail, saying the Christie-appointed PA chairman, David Samson, “is helping us to retaliate” against the New York officials.

Christie fires staffer over Bridgegate, but says ‘I’m responsible’
By Beth DeFalco, Bob Fredericks and Jeane MacIntosh
New York Post
January 9, 2014 | 10:42am

Wednesday, January 8, 2014