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Pincus and Milbank: the low-down on two Washington Post Bush-hating reporters
BrookesNews.Com ^ | April 5, 2004 | Gerard Jackson

Posted on 04/21/2004 4:43:45 AM PDT by prairiebreeze

During the Clinton years Walter Pincus was consider to a mouthpiece for NSA adviser Sandy Berger who was also a former China lobbyist. Pincus' was wife also a Clinton Administration official. On two occasions Pincus was given time off by the Washington Post to work for J. W. Fulbright.

These facts certainly help explain why Pincus savaged the Cox Committee intelligence report on Chinese espionage, whose conclusions he called "unwarranted" and whose language he falsely described as "inflammatory".

This is the same Pincus who maliciously described as a "Killer Warhead" missiles designed to protect Americans against nuclear attack.

Pincus' attack on the Cox Committee exposed his bigotry and penchant for lying when it advances his ideology. Despite his assertions to the contrary the committee was not an instrument of Republican partisanship. Every Democrat on the committee fully endorsed its recommendations. No doubt this explains why he carefully avoided mentioning the bipartisan nature of the committee and its findings.

What is particularly interesting is that Pincus is tied in with the America-hating Marxist Institute for Policy Studies which from its inception in 1963 acted as a front for the KGB, even hosting KGB officers, until the collapse of the Soviet empire.

In September 1974 Pincus attended an IPS sponsored conference during which he and others present savaged the CIA, basically accusing it of being a criminal organisation. I have no idea at the stage whether any of the IPS' KGB friends were present.

(Incidentally, Anthony Lake was also attended the conference. Readers might recall that Clinton nominated Lake for director of the CIA. The nomination faced a barrage of outraged criticism and was withdrawn. Americans have no idea what a narrow escape they had).

The America-hating Richard Barnet, one of the founders of the IPS and conference sponsor, called for the destruction of the CIA, and even demanded that it cease monitoring international terrorist groups because it violated their civil liberties. (Barnet's ideological insanity brings to mind the civil liberties of 3,000 New Yorkers who had their lives brutally snuffed out by internationalist terrorists). Pincus was not heard objecting to Barnet's proposals.

So what does Pincus do at the Washington Post? He writes on national security matters. This is a man who associates with America-haters, attacks national defence, maligned an intelligence committee when it produced unfavourable findings about Chinese espionage, and who now lies about Richard Clarke's statements. Now what does that tell us about the Washington Post?

With that kind of record Pincus should be working for the New York Times.

Dana Milbank of the Washington Post isn't, in my opinion, much better than Pincus. This leftwing joker attacked Bush's opposition to gay marriage with the sneering comment that "?the compassionate conservative of 2000 has shown he is willing, if necessary, to rekindle the culture wars in 2004" (A Move to Satisfy Conservative Base, 25 February 2004).

Milbank is evidently one of those reporters who think a "compassionate conservative" is an oxymoron. A bit like leftwing reporter, I suppose. His article did, however, serve to demonstrate how enormous the gulf is between the leftist mainstream media and the mass of Americans when he made the absurd allegation that President Bush had rekindled the "culture wars", as if the left had ever called a truce.

In For Bush, Facts Are Malleable Millbank did his best to paint Bush as an outrageous liar, while dismissing Clinton's lies as mere indiscretions. (Marvellous, isn't it? Republicans lie while Democrats are merely indiscreet. Well, that's the mainstream media for you).

When Bush blacklisted Talk magazine for attacking his children, this was just too much for Milbank ? the blacklisting, that is, not the malicious attack on the Bush girls. The same bloke who said next to nothing when Stephanopoulos, a Clinton damage-control flak, pressured the mainstream media, and believe me, it didn't take much pressure, to black list FBI agent Gary Aldrich's exposî`f the Clintons' White House shenanigans suddenly discovered the virtue of a free media. By free, he and his ilk mean free to savage Republicans and their families.

Milbank is a typical example of the self-righteous Bush-bashing for which the bigoted mainstream media has become notorious. On 16 July 2002 he had an article in the Post which insinuated that Cheney used inside information to make an $18.5 million profit at the expense of Halliburton's shareholders.

For this vicious criminal charge, and it was a criminal charge, Milbank produced absolutely no evidence of any kind. For this hardcore Democrat the thought was sufficient evidence. Readers might justifiably wonder that if the likes of Milbank are so concerned with alleged corporate wrongdoing why did they give McAuliffe a pass.

In a case you've forgotten, McAuliffe, chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a former Clinton bag man, made a cool $18.5 million in Global Crossing for a modest investment of $100,000. By a strange coincidence, the suckers, sorry, I meant shareholders, were mostly wiped out.

It seems that when a Hillary Clinton or a McAuliffe makes a killing for modest outlays it's always due to their superior business acumen. If a Republican does well, as Cheney did, it's clearly a case of criminal behaviour. Just ask Milbank, if you don't believe me.

It won't come as any surprise, then, to learn that Mr Milbank is no fan of Katherine Harris. In a pathetic attempt at another hit job on a Republican, he and Jo Becker uncovered disgraceful evidence that Harris had actually campaigned for George Bush and other GOP candidates (Controversy Swirls Around Harris, 14 November 2000). Oddly enough, the public remained visibly unmoved by Harris's scandalous behaviour, unable, unlike Milbank, to see what the controversy was.

What all of this amounts to is that America's mainstream media is thoroughly dishonest and ideologically corrupt to the core. Thank God the public now have an alternative in the net.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bushhaters; ccrm; corruptions; media; mediabias; milbank; pincus; washingtonpost; wp

1 posted on 04/21/2004 4:43:46 AM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: Dog
interesting stuff on Pincus ping
2 posted on 04/21/2004 4:44:08 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Gorelick, Ben-Veniste, Kerrey, Roemer. All proud, card-carrying members of "America's Fifth Column".)
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To: prairiebreeze
Milbank and Pincus ... two of the many reasons why I don't read the ComPost anymore.
3 posted on 04/21/2004 4:52:48 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: prairiebreeze; Timesink; *CCRM; governsleastgovernsbest; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; ...
Media Shenanigans ping - "Pinko" Pincus & "Milquetoast" Milbank Outed By Gerard Jackson/BrookesNews.com

On, Off, or grab it for a Media Shenanigans/Schadenfreude/PNMCH ping:
http://www.freerepublic.com/~anamusedspectator/

4 posted on 04/21/2004 4:53:17 AM PDT by an amused spectator (Kristen Breitweiser didn't want to learn how to land the 9/11 Commission; she only wanted to steer)
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To: prairiebreeze
With that kind of record Pincus should be working for the New York Times.

LOL!

5 posted on 04/21/2004 4:56:15 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Its very easy to understand: historic incompetent Robert McNamara was on the Washington Post's board of directors and was an "honorary" pallbearer at Katherine Graham's funeral. Need I say anything more?
6 posted on 04/21/2004 5:00:35 AM PDT by laconic
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To: Rummyfan
What? You don't read the "paper of record," the house organ of the Leviathan State?
7 posted on 04/21/2004 5:05:23 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: prairiebreeze; Miss Marple; Peach; kayak; lysie
Good catch, prairie.
8 posted on 04/21/2004 5:18:54 AM PDT by Molly Pitcher
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To: prairiebreeze
While I agree with the sentiments of this article, the author for BrookesNews needs a fact-checker... Dana Millbank is a woman (I was also surprised a few weeks ago when I saw her interviewed someplace), so all the "he" and "his" references in the article should be corrected.

Whether female or male, these two Washington Post "reporters" really should be moved to the commentary page.
9 posted on 04/21/2004 5:19:38 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: prairiebreeze
Nice post. We must continue to turn over the rocks exposing these phonies for what they are and where the connections lead.
10 posted on 04/21/2004 5:21:57 AM PDT by Pharmboy (History's greatest agent for freedom: The US Armed Forces)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
Dana Milbank is a guy, RTH:

http://www.bu.edu/com/jo/washjocenter/Spring_2003/images/Millbank_BrownBag.jpeg

11 posted on 04/21/2004 5:22:51 AM PDT by an amused spectator (Kristen Breitweiser didn't want to learn how to land the 9/11 Commission; she only wanted to steer)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
Whether female or male, these two Washington Post "reporters" really should be moved to the commentary page.

Right - truth in advertising. This kind of cockroach journalism belongs on the editorial page, along with a full resume (education, job history, political affiliations, etc.) for the perp.

12 posted on 04/21/2004 5:26:01 AM PDT by an amused spectator (Kristen Breitweiser didn't want to learn how to land the 9/11 Commission; she only wanted to steer)
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To: an amused spectator
Dana Milbank is a guy, RTH

Well, I bet he sits when he tinkles!

MoodyBlu


13 posted on 04/21/2004 5:27:46 AM PDT by MoodyBlu
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To: MoodyBlu
LOL! Hey, you're just saying that 'cause it's true! ;-)
14 posted on 04/21/2004 5:30:11 AM PDT by an amused spectator (Kristen Breitweiser didn't want to learn how to land the 9/11 Commission; she only wanted to steer)
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To: prairiebreeze; Liz
Thanks for posting this reality check about two of the Hate GW thugs pretending to be reporters for the Compost.

When you add Woodward, the Compost's world class liar and fable maker with the publisher and editors, you have a truly vile organization which exists not for news. It exists to destroy republicans, conservatives, Christians, real Jews with lies, myths and DNC Mantra spinning.
15 posted on 04/21/2004 7:21:06 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Question: "When does a Lying Lunatic Lib like Woodward or al Querry stop lying?!")
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To: piasa; Fedora
Info ping.
16 posted on 04/21/2004 7:27:28 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: an amused spectator
Amused... sorry about that... I was thinking of Dana Priest (I think) who is another Washington Post truth-spinner.
17 posted on 04/21/2004 7:35:03 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: an amused spectator
Right - truth in advertising. This kind of cockroach journalism belongs on the editorial page, along with a full resume (education, job history, political affiliations, etc.) for the perp.

Absolutely right... I'd like to see every talking-head show on TV start with the "bio":

Chris Matthews: Peace Corps; staffer for Commie-Sympathizer Tip O'Neill; worked on McGovern and Mo Udahl campaigns.

Tim Russert: Staffer for Pat Moynihan (and others I'm sure but don't know the full history).

George "Stephie" Stephannopolous: well, you get the picture.

If you get into the bios of "journalists" and "commentators" on local newspapers, TV and Radio news shows, you will usually find a McGovern, Udahl, Mondale, Carter, Dukakis background... the Clintonoids mostly took off after the big-bucks corporate gigs (Gorelick: Fannie Mae and then back to her criminal law firm; Daley: SBC; Rubin: Goldman Sachs).

18 posted on 04/21/2004 7:42:55 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
Right you are! Dana Priest is a female:

http://www.usaid.gov/pubs/confprev/jan2001/priest.jpg

19 posted on 04/21/2004 8:10:03 AM PDT by an amused spectator (Kristen Breitweiser didn't want to learn how to land the 9/11 Commission; she only wanted to steer)
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To: prairiebreeze
Pincus is one of the couple of dozen journalists subpoenaed in connection with the Wilson spy lie. I have nothing but contempt for him and the governmental sources that use him.
20 posted on 04/21/2004 8:11:08 AM PDT by Dolphy (I joined the redlipstick boycott of MSNBC)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
Shouldn't we all copy and send this article to the Compost and tell them, "We're on to you and you can no longer fool the public."
21 posted on 04/21/2004 8:14:17 AM PDT by WVNan (Be faithful in little things, for in them our strength lies. (Mother Teresa))
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To: prairiebreeze
You might also want to mention to Gerod Jackson that the Washington Post reported that the Senate Intelligence memos were written by a staffer, not by a Senator...but they can't say how they know this to be a fact, and they can't/won't identify said "staffer."

Psychic reporting, one supposes.

22 posted on 04/21/2004 8:20:28 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Fedora
Pincus Ping!
23 posted on 04/21/2004 9:45:48 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Ben Hecks; ravingnutter
Thanks for the ping!
24 posted on 04/21/2004 11:13:42 AM PDT by Fedora
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To: prairiebreeze
Does this mean that Pincus and Milbank won't be voting for Bush?
25 posted on 04/21/2004 11:18:11 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (We'll be home before peace breaks out in France)
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To: prairiebreeze
Our media is politically corrupt. Not much sense in worrying about it though, it's in the process of dying.
26 posted on 04/21/2004 11:43:34 AM PDT by McGavin999 (Evil thrives when good men do nothing.)
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To: prairiebreeze
During the Clinton years Walter Pincus was consider to a mouthpiece for NSA adviser Sandy Berger who was also a former China lobbyist. Pincus' was wife also a Clinton Administration official. On two occasions Pincus was given time off by the Washington Post to work for J. W. Fulbright.

Why was this not written in English?

27 posted on 07/25/2004 3:14:40 PM PDT by mrustow ("And when Moses saw the golden calf, he shouted out to the heavens, 'Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!'")
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To: prairiebreeze
What is particularly interesting is that Pincus is tied in with the America-hating Marxist Institute for Policy Studies which from its inception in 1963 acted as a front for the KGB, even hosting KGB officers, until the collapse of the Soviet empire.

I guess that makes Pincus a pinko.

28 posted on 08/01/2005 6:00:12 AM PDT by syriacus (Muslims who really want peace should unite behind a non-violent leader like Gandhi, King, or Walesa.)
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To: McGavin999
Our media is politically corrupt. Not much sense in worrying about it though, it's in the process of dying.

I agree. I no longer subscribe to the NY Times. Instead of reading the Sunday Times yesterday, I

  1. carefully reread the Declaration of Independence and
  2. began reading, Greatness to Spare, which is an old book about what happened to the Signers.

29 posted on 08/01/2005 6:05:52 AM PDT by syriacus (Muslims who really want peace should unite behind a non-violent leader like Gandhi, King, or Walesa.)
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To: prairiebreeze

Bump!


30 posted on 08/11/2005 6:42:00 AM PDT by F-117A
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To: prairiebreeze

Thanks for post. Save to read later.


31 posted on 08/11/2005 6:47:35 AM PDT by LucyJo ("I have overcome the world." "Abide in Me." (John 16:33; 15:4)
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To: prairiebreeze
Click here for an excellent Pincus bio. From the link, on his wife:

In 1965 he married the former Ann Witsell Terry of Little Rock, Arkansas.

32 posted on 11/21/2005 4:18:23 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla
From this 1993 that mentions Mrs. Pincus:

President Clinton announced today that he has appointed 18 individuals to Senior Executive Service positions in his administration. They are:

... Ann Terry Pincus, Director, Office of Research, U.S.I.A.

33 posted on 11/21/2005 4:22:06 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla
From this 2001 WND link:

(Vrooman has been quoted or cited in no less than 20 Post articles since Aug. 17, 1999, nearly all of them written by either Vernon Loeb or Walter Pincus, or both. National security writer Pincus' wife, Ann Terry Pincus, worked in State Department intelligence and research as a Clinton appointee. A staunch Democrat from a prominent Little Rock family, she has ties to the Rose Law Firm.)

34 posted on 11/21/2005 4:24:32 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

And if it's the same Ann Terry Pincus, she gave money in 2002 to John Kerry's presidential campaign.


35 posted on 11/21/2005 4:26:53 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

Hmmm..it gets "curiouser and curiouser"


36 posted on 11/21/2005 4:27:01 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: mewzilla

So Pincus' wife if a big time Clintonista RAT. Su-prize, su-prize.


37 posted on 11/21/2005 5:22:55 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Take the high road. You'll never have to meet a Democrat.)
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To: prairiebreeze

It explains a lot.


38 posted on 11/21/2005 9:41:16 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: prairiebreeze

Oh GOOD STUFF>>>>>refresh bump


39 posted on 02/12/2007 6:53:18 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; mewzilla

Thanks for the ping. It's a good thread especially with mewzilla's links.


40 posted on 02/13/2007 4:54:08 AM PST by prairiebreeze (I am PRO-VICTORY!!)
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