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L.A. Times admits false claim about (Jerry) Falwell- Said he tied DeGeneres to 9-11, Katrina
World Net Daily ^ | 12-27-05 | WND

Posted on 12/28/2005 8:30:42 AM PST by emiller

A column by a rabbi published in the Los Angeles Times falsely asserted Rev. Jerry Falwell claimed lesbian actress Ellen DeGeneres played a role in the 9-11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina because she was the host of the Emmy Awards before both events.

The Times ran a correction explaining the Baptist minister "made no such claim."

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: correction; fabrication; falwell; jerryfalwell; lat; latimes; medialies
I like Jerry. No one ever gets him flustered.
1 posted on 12/28/2005 8:30:44 AM PST by emiller
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To: emiller

No! It wasn't Ellen! It was the Illuminati controlled by George Bush! (sarcasm)


2 posted on 12/28/2005 8:33:32 AM PST by MadManDan
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To: emiller

He speaks the truth which is why the media is forever trying to discredit the man.


3 posted on 12/28/2005 8:33:48 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: emiller
The claim was inaccurate but true.
4 posted on 12/28/2005 8:36:16 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Peace Begins in the Womb)
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To: emiller
It was the JOOOOOOOZ!!!


Or the Bilderbergers, or the Trilats...


Anyone but the ROP!
5 posted on 12/28/2005 8:37:20 AM PST by socal_parrot (The diet starts today!)
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To: emiller

News flash to the rabbi - the United States is NOT a democracy, as much as you liberals have attempted to perverted the Constitution into one, it was established as a representative republic!!! We the people, not, we the more equal than the rest.


6 posted on 12/28/2005 8:40:12 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Jeff Chandler
Forget that they it was never said, it's the seriousness of the charge that needs to be looked into...

/s

7 posted on 12/28/2005 8:41:17 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (If Islam is the Religion of Peace, they should FIRE their PR guy!)
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To: emiller

I don't know why Falwell is even a target anymore. For the past few years he only speaks when someone asks him to.


8 posted on 12/28/2005 8:45:54 AM PST by DManA
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To: emiller

I don't know about this particular falsehood, but the media seems to have a rule that libel goes on the front page and retractions go on the back. As the MSM has proven with the 'Bush lied' story, once circulated, trying to correct a lie is like trying to unring a bell, especially if you don't really want to.


9 posted on 12/28/2005 8:49:14 AM PST by Spok (Est omnis de civilitate.)
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To: emiller

bugmenot.com appears to be down - bump for later read.


10 posted on 12/28/2005 8:52:32 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: emiller

Ellen DeGenerate is Jewish?


11 posted on 12/28/2005 8:55:51 AM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: MadManDan

No! It wasn't Ellen! It was the Illuminati controlled by George Bush! 

Aww c'mon.  Everybody knows it was the glitterati controlled by Rove.

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

12 posted on 12/28/2005 9:09:01 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: emiller
And, the retraction can be found in the used vehicles for sale section?
13 posted on 12/28/2005 9:43:59 AM PST by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: emiller
The amount of misinformation spread by the media is quite a problem. And not only the lies and distortions but also how the media plays up and goes ballistic over some innocent comment. And then there are the coverups or spiking of stories.
14 posted on 12/28/2005 9:56:26 AM PST by Jane Austen
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To: emiller
What is impressive about this story is the LA Times bought the story without question. It is what they really believe and when someone tells them what they believe they print it.

One wonders what their recent earnings and circulation history is. With columnists and journalists like this they can't be doing all that well.

15 posted on 12/28/2005 10:29:50 AM PST by shrinkermd
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To: Owl_Eagle

You're right! Oh no, where's my new aluminum helmet I got for Chrismaaa.... I mean the helmet I got for the holidays? :) Happy New Years.


16 posted on 12/29/2005 6:40:38 PM PST by MadManDan
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To: OldFriend
He speaks the truth which is why the media is forever trying to discredit the man.

ahhh...the truth..as defined by the following Falwellian statement...

"And, I know that I'll hear from them for this. But, throwing God out successfully with the help of the federal court system, throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools. The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way - all of them who have tried to secularize America - I point the finger in their face and say "you helped this happen."

Is that what you mean by "the truth"?

17 posted on 12/30/2005 8:25:37 AM PST by evad
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To: evad

Since I ahdere to the Old Testament and believe G-D does punish those who thwart good and embrace evil.......yes, I believe Falwell had a point and has a right to his opinion.


18 posted on 12/30/2005 9:26:48 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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