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Reports that Track Palin vandalized school buses aren't true, says pal (Enquirer to accuse tomorrow)
The New York Daily News ^ | September 10, 2008 | Nancy Dillon

Posted on 09/10/2008 9:57:34 PM PDT by Stoat

Despite snowballing reports and rumors, Sarah Palin's eldest son, Track, was not part of the gang of four teenagers who criminally vandalized
44 Alaska school buses in 2005, a key culprit told The News.

"Track wasn't with me. Track had nothing to do with it," participant Deryck Harris, 20, said Wednesday in an exclusive interview.

Citing an anonymous judicial source, the Anchorage radio station 1080 KUDO was the first to report last week that Track Palin was the unidentified 16-year-old delinquent who not only trashed the buses but also swiped the bottle of alcohol that fueled the teen rampage.

The National Enquirer will report his "involvement" in the "notorious" attack in its issue out Thursday.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; demsmearmachine; enquirer; hatinpalin; mccainpalin; medialies; mediameltdown; nationalenquirer; palin; palin2008; palinfamily; palinsmears; schoolbuses; smear; smearmachine; stalinisttactics; trackpalin; vandalism; wasilla; yellowjournalism
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"NATIONAL ENQUIRER HIT ON PALIN DISPROVED BEFORE HITTING STANDS - "

1 posted on 09/10/2008 9:57:34 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat
Ann Coulter Pictures, Images and Photos
2 posted on 09/10/2008 10:01:30 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

I enjoy watching one part of the media shooting down false stories from another part of the media.


3 posted on 09/10/2008 10:03:26 PM PDT by popdonnelly (I'll tell you a little secret: we're smarter and more competent than the Left.)
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To: Stoat

Am I right in thinking that these constant attacks on Palin are close to reaching parody status? I can see the SNL skit where Sarah Palin is accused of everything from the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby and the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa to the Chernobyl disaster and the extinction of the dinosaurs (go ahead, make your MSM pun, you know you want to).

I think the general public will soon reach the saturization point with this stuff and start ignoring it with the same look that “Oh, no, not this *@$& again” guy we see here on FR all the time has. I know I have.


4 posted on 09/10/2008 10:04:30 PM PDT by LostInBayport (John McCain is the Luckiest Man Alive...mere mortals such as we can only wonder why...)
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To: Stoat

That does it — I now steadfastly refuse to vote for Track.


5 posted on 09/10/2008 10:04:49 PM PDT by Silly (PalinLove.com)
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To: LostInBayport

saturization = saturation

time for bed...


6 posted on 09/10/2008 10:05:40 PM PDT by LostInBayport (John McCain is the Luckiest Man Alive...mere mortals such as we can only wonder why...)
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To: Stoat
Nevertheless, the Enquirer will be seen in more checkout lines than the Daily News.

2 or 3 days ago, a friend in the UK emailed me and said something about "too bad for Sarah that her affair has become public." I didn't know what she was talking about. It's hard to tell who see what lies and who believes which ones. Perhaps The Left is going with the strategy of shooting for the sun and hoping for the moon when it comes to spreading lies about Mrs. Palin.

7 posted on 09/10/2008 10:06:55 PM PDT by squidly
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To: squidly

40 million people saw Sarah speak, and the majority decided they liked her.
The NE doesn’t have enough readers to cover that kind of ground.


8 posted on 09/10/2008 10:09:56 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Stoat

“It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not, it’s the seriousness of the accusation!”

Some black female Democrat moonbat congresswoman said this, during the Reagan-Bush years...
Anybody remember who?


9 posted on 09/10/2008 10:10:05 PM PDT by tcrlaf (SARAH PALIN-The American Everywoman (Yes, You Really CAN!))
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To: Stoat

I noticed today at the grocery store that the magazine rack of People magazine was almost empty - had one left. The US rack was stuffed full - no takers. I hope that’s what will happen to the Enquirer...coming out with this story the day Track deploys to Iraq. Stupid, stupid people!


10 posted on 09/10/2008 10:13:09 PM PDT by repubmom (Proud Army Mom of two soldiers - Psalm 91)
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To: Stoat

How many times now has Al Gore III been busted for drugs and wreckless driving?

And his parents had those censorship PMRC Senate hearings.

The media never gives a crap about REAL failures of parenting or pushes for censorship. Al Gore is a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Just like Yassir Arafat, known terrorist and antisemite.


11 posted on 09/10/2008 10:15:34 PM PDT by weegee (Say no to the Marxist who "denounces" the 911 terrorist attacks and yet befriended a Pentagon bomber)
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To: Stoat

This is a good sign. It shows that all those media snobs sniffing around in Alaska are starting to piss off the locals. The locals are sending them on wild goose chases. “I saw Palin shoot a helpless wittle bunny with a machine gun” or “Good, Sambo beat the B|+@h”, that kind of thing.

What we need from the locals in Alaska is some straightforward videos and pictures which are forged & doctored. Sarah photoshopped showing her shooting a moose out of season or a faked photo of her having an affair with the local taxidermist, that sorta stuff would get quick publication in today’s environment. And it would make them look all the more foolish.


12 posted on 09/10/2008 10:15:47 PM PDT by Kevmo (Obama Birth Certificate is a Forgery. http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/certifigate/index?tab=articles)
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To: LostInBayport

Wasn’t she the shooter on the grassy knoll? Of course, she hadn’t been born yet, but her rifle skills make it believable! LOL


13 posted on 09/10/2008 10:15:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: repubmom

The National Enquirer has ties to Clintonistas.


14 posted on 09/10/2008 10:16:24 PM PDT by weegee (Say no to the Marxist who "denounces" the 911 terrorist attacks and yet befriended a Pentagon bomber)
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To: LostInBayport

> I can see the SNL skit where Sarah Palin is accused of everything from the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby and the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa to the Chernobyl disaster and the extinction of the dinosaurs

Sarah Palin is the False Prophet who, along with the Beast and the Antichrist, was prophesied in Revelations.

Sarah Palin is also a Freemason. And a member of the Illuminati. And a member of Opus Dei.

Sarah Palin gets to decide the price of gasoline. All by herself.

Sarah Palin IS the Electoral College. She gets to decide who the next President is.

Sarah Palin also gets to decide who wins all of those cereal box contests. And all the McDonalds contests, too. Usually it is Track, sometimes it is Piper.

Sarah Palin didn’t shoot JFK — that was Lee Harvey Oswald. But she gave the Order.


15 posted on 09/10/2008 10:17:26 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Stoat
Is this one of the first " Posts from the Front" from the Obama Wasalla, air-drop slime squad? Be sure and check Blockbuster guys, they may have rented an R rated movie! <<>>>
16 posted on 09/10/2008 10:18:36 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (1/2 " Typical White Person " and 1/2 " Garlic nosed Italian")
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To: Stoat

Is this one of the first “ Posts from the Front” from the Obama Wasalla, air-drop slime squad?

Be sure and check Blockbuster guys, they may have rented an R rated movie! GASP!!!!


17 posted on 09/10/2008 10:19:44 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (1/2 " Typical White Person " and 1/2 " Garlic nosed Italian")
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To: repubmom
I noticed today at the grocery store that the magazine rack of People magazine was almost empty - had one left. The US rack was stuffed full - no takers. I hope that’s what will happen to the Enquirer...coming out with this story the day Track deploys to Iraq. Stupid, stupid people!

In the couple times that I have been in the grocery store and saw the US magazines with the Palin hit job I just turn them all around. A subtle statement and maybe a buyer or two doesn't pick it up before a sales associate notices it and does their job.

I plan to do the same for National Enquirer and any other leftist trash for the near future.

18 posted on 09/10/2008 10:21:15 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Preserve Youtube Clips Before They Disappear - www.keepvid.com)
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To: Stoat

KUDO is so far to the left, they make Marx look like a Rush fan.

THey station used to be a classical music outlet, but no more - now just full time moonbattery.

10 KW, it is falrly low power for the market, it is ownwd by the IBEW (union) and has the lowest rating in the state - year after year.

The local fishwrap had this to say this last April....(in part)
Aaron Selbig, who focused on state and local politics and gave Democrats a weekly forum on Fridays, lost his afternoon talk show and his job as program manager Sunday.

Mike Robbins, whose Tati Broadcasting company recently took over management of KUDO, said the firing was an economic necessity for a station that has ranked at the bottom of the Arbitron ratings for years. News director Jennifer Summers and producer David Waldron were also fired.

KUDO, whose license is owned by the IBEW, will retain a progressive format, Robbins said. Its promotional slogan will be, “Alaska’s progressive voice.”


19 posted on 09/10/2008 10:22:40 PM PDT by ASOC (Have a nice day, just don't have it around me (bumper sticker))
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To: Stoat

This article is coming out on the day that Track leaves for service in Iraq.

Coincidence? I think NOT!

They are trying to offset the poignant and beautiful photos that will come out this week of the beautiful Palin family saying Good-Bye to their hero, Track.

Your Enquirer article isn’t going to work, Axelrod, you DUMBASS!!! There will be a huge backlash against all these idiotic strategies. Just like with Ododobird’s lipstick remark.


20 posted on 09/10/2008 10:24:30 PM PDT by Palladin (Hello!! The Grand Old Party is BACK!!!)
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To: weegee
How many times now has Al Gore III been busted for drugs and wreckless driving?

And Gore The III was picked up from jail by one of his sisters driving
a hyper-efficient Maserati Quattroporte.
(guffaw!!!)

I was suprised that actually got mentioned in a major radio
news-cast.
21 posted on 09/10/2008 10:27:09 PM PDT by VOA
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To: squidly
Nevertheless, the Enquirer will be seen in more checkout lines than the Daily News.

They seem terribly eager to spend away the capital that they earned from the great Edwards expose....they were "almost" getting on their feet as a worthwhile news source and now they do this slime-job and lose any goodwill and credibility from thoughtful people that they may have built up.

Respect is something so dear that it can't be bought, but it's certainly something that's easily lost by a bunch of greedy fools.

22 posted on 09/10/2008 10:27:51 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: LostInBayport

If Letterman was not such a sarcastic liberal jerk he might come up with the top 10 bogus allegations made by the mainstream as well as gulch (National Enquirer) media about Sarah and her family.


23 posted on 09/10/2008 10:28:38 PM PDT by ucsd1974 (Nebraska Admiral: seldom challenged, never defeated.)
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To: Stoat

Coulter is attractive, but she has ENORMOUS feet.


24 posted on 09/10/2008 10:31:48 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Barack 0bama has "Jumped the Pig".)
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To: LostInBayport
Am I right in thinking that these constant attacks on Palin are
close to reaching parody status?


This attacks on Palin, Obama's lipstick obsession...
heck, nobody could write this stuff.

Not even the writers at SNL.

If some clairvoyant Hollywood screenwriter had placed a submitted
script about a hypothetical Presidental race...if s/he had basically
written a script that sounds like a carbon copy of what's happened
since Palin was picked in the Democrat's afterglow over their
event at Invesco Field...

you'd have been laughed out of the room (in Hollywood) for writing
something under the influence of way too many drugs!!!
25 posted on 09/10/2008 10:32:48 PM PDT by VOA
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To: tcrlaf

My guess, Maxine Waters?


26 posted on 09/10/2008 10:36:34 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Read my lipstick")
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To: DieHard the Hunter

You forgot “Sarah Palin is Bush’s fault.”


27 posted on 09/10/2008 10:36:59 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; LostInBayport
I already broke that story several days ago (9/4/8). It was one of many, many shocking things I discovered (and posted) on FR about our gal Sarah.

Look here for the Grassy Knoll: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2074800/posts?page=61#61

28 posted on 09/10/2008 10:38:05 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Senator Obama, I knew the Higgs. The Higgs was a friend of mine.. and Senator... you're no Higgs.)
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To: squidly
The Enquirer going after kids of candidates is going to place this in a different realm.

It's one thing to go after public figures, quite another to open up on those who are not. Collateral damage is a risky policy, and one that may well backfire.

From Wiki:

In 1999 AMI was bought by a group fronted by publishing executive David Pecker. Funding was diverted from the Enquirer, once considered to be the company's principal publication, to The Star. Editor Steve Coz, who guided the paper through the Simpson case, was fired and replaced by David Perel, who had been the Editor in charge of breaking numerous stories on the Simpson coverage.

The Enquirer's circulation for a time fell below 1 million (from over 6 million at its height). AMI brought in around 20 British journalists in early 2005, headed by editor, Paul Field, a former executive at the British tabloid The Sun, and relocated the editorial offices to New York for an April 2005 relaunch. The move failed horribly and Field and virtually all the British journalists were fired after just a year. The company reappointed David Perel and announced the Enquirer offices would return to Boca Raton, Florida in May 2006. Circulation numbers then climbed to over 1 million readers again (and Pecker realized his mistake), and according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations remain over 1 million today. David Perel remains in charge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Media_(publisher)

American Media's corporate headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida, figured prominently in news headlines in late 2001, after an anthrax attack was perpetrated on the company. Since then the corporate headquarters have moved to New York City at 1 Park Avenue in Manhattan. The CEO, David J. Pecker, now travels between the Boca Raton and New York office while managing the company.

American Media also owns Distribution Services, Inc., an in-store magazine merchandising company.

Roger Altman, through Evercore Partners, bought a controlling stake in American Media in 1999.[1]

Publications The National Enquirer Star Globe National Examiner Sun Weekly World News (print edition ended as of August 2007) Country Weekly ¡Mira! Auto World Weekly Muscle & Fitness Muscle & Fitness Hers Shape Men's Fitness Flex Looking Good

American Media, Inc. Type Private Founded 1936 Headquarters Boca Raton, Florida Key people Joe Weider Industry Media Products Newspapers Magazines Revenue $1.597 billion USD (2006) Employees 3,160 (2006) Website [1]

Executive Bio's

David J. Pecker Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Prior to acquiring American Media, Inc. in 1999, Mr. Pecker was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hachette Filipacchi Magazines. Previously, Mr. Pecker had served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Hachette Magazines, Inc., formerly Diamandis Communications Inc.

During his 25-year career, Mr. Pecker has completed more than $3.6 Billion in magazine transactions.

David Pecker is the Chairman and CEO of American Media. He is the publisher of National Enquirer, Star, Sun, Weekly World News, Globe, Men's Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, Flex, FitPregnancy and Shape. He has served in his current role at AMI since 1999 and previously served as Chairman and CEO of Hachette Filipachi Magazines. He began his career as an accountant and through aggressive political maneuverings at CBS Magazines rose to V.P., Controller. As the junior of four employees in a partnership, CBS Magazines was LBO'd and then quickly sold to Hachette. He soon after became CEO at Hachette when the other three partners abruptly resigned. His success has been attributed to aggressive tyrannical behavior coupled with a a disregard for social norms in business when expedient. More here: http://www.jossip.com/tag/david-pecker/page/3/

John J. Miller President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Miller joined American Media in January of 2006 after nearly 30 years as an executive with Hachette Filipacchi Media. Most recently he held the position of Senior Vice President, Group Publishing Director of the Women’s Service and Shelter Division of Hachette overseeing six magazines and five websites.

Previously, Mr. Miller had served as Senior Vice President, Group Publisher of the Hachette Home group and Vice President and Publisher of the Photography Magazine Group in addition to several financial management positions.

During his career Mr. Miller has served as an individual Publisher of five different magazines

Kevin Hyson Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Kevin Hyson joined American Media, Inc. in May of 1999 as Senior Vice President and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2001. Prior to AMI, Mr. Hyson was President of Hylen Sharp, Inc., a Greenwich, Connecticut based marketing company whose client roster included Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, Sony, JVC, and Psion Computers. While at Hylen Sharp, Mr. Hyson worked closely with Mr. Pecker on a number of corporate advertising programs and new magazine launches for Hachette, as well as the development of that company's new media initiatives.

Dave Leckey Executive Vice President, Consumer Marketing Dave Leckey was named Executive Vice President, Consumer Marketing of American Media, Inc. in February 2006. Previously, Leckey was the Senior Vice President, Consumer Marketing at Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. Prior to this he was at Hearst Publications.

Leckey is on the Board of Directors of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) since 1988, where he serves as Chairman of the Magazine Committee which addresses issues confronting the media industry, especially those concerning circulation reporting and measurement standards. He was the 2002 recipient of the Lee C. Williams Lifetime Achievement Award by the FMA. http://www.americanmediainc.com 1000 American Media Way Boca Raton, FL USA 33464 Phone: 561-997-7733

@americanmediainc.com @amilink.com Exec David Pecker Chairman/CEO 561-997-7733 Exec/ Ops John Miller President/COO 561-997-7733 Sales/Mktg Kevin Hyson EVP/Chief Marketing Officer 561-997-7733 Dave Leckey EVP Consumer Marketing Not Available 561-997-7733 Ken Slivken Human Resources, phone: 212-743-6527 email: kslivken@amilink.com http://www.openwhitepages.com/us/212-743-6527

Anyone with any additional information, feel free to add it.

If Mr. Pecker (snicker) thinks everyone is fair game, then turnabout should be no problem.

btw, a comprehensive list of ALL the advertisers in AMI publications might come in handy...

29 posted on 09/10/2008 10:38:17 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: tcrlaf
Suzanne Malveaux--maybe? Not sure--but it might be the same one who wished that Clarence Thomas would eat so much meat(?) that he'd have a heart-attack.

But my memory card might be malfunctioning--again.

30 posted on 09/10/2008 10:39:03 PM PDT by milagro
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To: xDGx
Round 2:

AMI Poaches Hachette Circ Guru Leckey By Lisa Granatstein Publication: Mediaweek Date: Thursday, February 2 2006 David Pecker, chairman/CEO of American Media Inc., today poached his second big name in as many months from his former stomping grounds. Joining AMI within the next two weeks will be David Leckey, formerly Hachette Filipacchi Media senior vp, consumer marketing, who becomes executive vp, consumer marketing. "I like the direction the company is heading, and at this point in my career it was the right thing to do," Leckey said. Leckey's move to AMI will reunite him with his longtime colleague and friend John Miller, now the company's president/COO, as well as with Pecker, who until buying AMI with Evercore Partners in 1999 was Hachette's president/CEO. The departures of both executives are a huge loss for Hachette. Leckey and Miller go a long way back. Each spent nearly 30 years at the publishing company. "I knew him when he had a mustache and glasses," mused Miller. For AMI, however, hiring Leckey is a big coup. Leckey is on the board of the Audit Bureau of Circulations, and will bring to AMI his credibility and solid track record as a circulator. Leckey, who joins within the next two weeks, will help consolidate AMI's consumer marketing effort. Currently, newsstand sales are handled out of Florida, and subscriptions are run from New York. "I began to talk to Dave as soon as I knew what we needed," said Miller. "AMI was originally a tabloid company with no subscriptions, and when it bought Weider Publications, the consumer magazines had both newsstand and subscriptions. The two disciplines put together haven't really melded together." Also, Leckey will be busy scrutinizing AMI's circulation statements. Last week, the publisher announced it would be voluntarily reclassify public place copies as nonpaid for nine of AMI's dozen titles in the December 2005 publisher's statement (filed Jan. 30). That effort to be transparent in advance of new rules, however, led to AMI missing rate bases on six of nine titles, including Shape and Star. Meanwhile, in terms of additional hires, Miller said the focus now will shift to the Internet, particularly ad sales, content management and IT. "We're going to expand the Internet operations exponentially," Miller said. A few redesigns will also be eyed, notably for Star magazine's Web site. camera shy, found him! http://www.accessabc.com/press/Leckey06.htm

David W. Leckey is executive vice president, consumer marketing, American Media Inc. (AMI). Before joining AMI in 2006, he was senior vice president, consumer marketing for Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. Leckey held several positions with HFM including vice president/ circulation, director of circulation marketing and group circulation director for Road & Track and Cycle World. He spent two years at Hearst Books managing direct marketing efforts. In 2002, Leckey was the recipient of the Lee C. Williams Lifetime Achievement Award by the Fulfillment Management Association. He has served on ABC’s Magazine Directors’ Advisory Committee since 1991 and was elected as an ABC board member in 1998.

31 posted on 09/10/2008 10:44:48 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: xDGx
One to go...

Kevin Hyson Exec VP/Chief Mktg Officer Greater New York City Area http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/kevin-hyson.asp?cycle=04

Name & Location Employer/Occupation Dollar Amount Date Primary/ General Contibuted To HYSON, KEVIN C REDDING, CT 06896 AMERICAN MEDIA INC $2,000 03/21/2003 P FRIENDS FOR HARRY REID - Democrat HYSON, KEVIN C REDDING, CT 06896 AMERICAN MEDIA INC $2,000 03/21/2003 G FRIENDS FOR HARRY REID - Democrat

32 posted on 09/10/2008 10:48:19 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: xDGx

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1007/The_Clintonite_who_owns_National_Enquirer.html


33 posted on 09/10/2008 10:52:38 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: Stoat
Here's a real "money" quote on all this from Robert Blevins of AB Seattle. Speaking of his own superduper top secret "investigation" of this story, Mr. Blevins says:

"But a few things still piqued my interest enough to continue further (investigation) until either I find the truth, or another news organization breaks the story first...the former spokesperson for the Alaska State Troopers dropping me hints on how I could find out more if I wanted, although it was obvious he wasn't going to verify anything himself. He mentioned several times about juveniles and sealed court records, and it's possible he didn't want to find himself being sued for revealing juvenile court information.

So, according to this Blevins guy, the former spokesperson for the Alaska State Troopers is "dropping hints" on how to get SEALED RECORDS that might implicate Palin's son?

This is right up the Chicago Mafia's alley. Right, Mr. Obama?

Not sure if I can post a link, but if anyone's interested, I can drop a few hints.

34 posted on 09/10/2008 10:52:46 PM PDT by justkate
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To: xDGx
http://www.campaignmoney.com/finance.asp?type=io&cycle=08&criteria=AMERICAN+MEDIA+INC
35 posted on 09/10/2008 10:53:43 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: popdonnelly
I enjoy watching one part of the media shooting down false stories from another part of the media.

And it's rare to see it happen between two papers that are in the tank for 0bama.

Perhaps the New Media has reminded a few of the old dinosaurs that they had better develop an interest in accuracy?

36 posted on 09/10/2008 10:55:46 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: xDGx
http://www.campaignmoney.com/finance.asp?type=io&cycle=02&criteria=AMERICAN+MEDIA+INC

Name/Location Employer/Occupation $ Amount Contributed Contributed To Primary/ General Date AMERICAN MEDIA INC BOCA RATON, FL 33487 AMERICAN MEDIA INC $5,000 2002 PRESIDENT'S DINNER - NON-FEDERAL TRUST P 06/03/2002 David Pecker BOCA RATON, FL 33487 American Media Inc./Chairman $1,000 FRIENDS OF RAHM EMANUEL - DEMOCRAT G 04/30/2002 HYSON, KEVIN C REDDING, CT 06896 AMERICAN MEDIA INC $1,000 FRIENDS OF SCHUMER - DEMOCRAT P 08/08/2002 HYSON, KEVIN C REDDING, CT 06896 AMERICAN MEDIA INC $1,000 FRIENDS OF SCHUMER - DEMOCRAT G 08/08/2002 KAHANE, MICHAEL B FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 AMERICAN MEDIA INC $1,000 FRIENDS OF SCHUMER - DEMOCRAT P 08/08/2002 MILEY, JOHN A DELRAY BEACH, FL 33483 AMERICAN MEDIA INC $1,000 FRIENDS OF SCHUMER - DEMOCRAT P 08/08/2002 PECKER, DAVID BOCA RATON, FL 33432 AMERICAN MEDIA INC $1,000 TEXAS US SENATE 2002 - DEMOCRAT P 09/30/2002 PECKER, DAVID BOCA RATON, FL 33432 AMERICAN MEDIA INC $1,000 FRIENDS OF SCHUMER - DEMOCRAT G 12/28/2001 PECKER, DAVID BOCA RATON, FL 33432 AMERICAN MEDIA INC $1,000 FRIENDS OF SCHUMER - DEMOCRAT P 12/04/2001 Pecker, David BOCA RATON, FL 33487 American Media Inc./Chairman $1,000 FRIENDS OF RAHM EMANUEL - DEMOCRAT P 08/22/2001 Pecker, David Mr. DELRAY BEACH, FL 33445 American Media Inc./Chairman Presid $270 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE P 12/09/2002 Pecker, David Mr. DELRAY BEACH, FL 33445 American Media Inc./Chairman Presid $500 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE P 06/18/2002 Pecker, David Mr. BOCA RATON, FL 33487 American Media Inc/Chief Executive $1,000 MICA FOR CONGRESS - REPUBLICAN P 03/25/2002 Pecker, David Mr. BOCA RATON, FL 33487 American Media Inc/Chief Executive $1,000 MICA FOR CONGRESS - REPUBLICAN G 03/25/2002 PECKER, TODD BOCA RATON, FL 33433 AMERICAN MEDIA INC $1,000 FRIENDS OF SCHUMER - DEMOCRAT P 08/09/2002 PECKER, TODD BOCA RATON, FL 33433 AMERICAN MEDIA INC $1,000 FRIENDS OF SCHUMER - DEMOCRAT G 08/09/2002 Who is Todd Pecker? Is this junior Pecker the publisher's kid? Anyone want to see if this little Pecker has ever had a brush with the law?

37 posted on 09/10/2008 10:59:19 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: LostInBayport
I think the general public will soon reach the saturization point

People have the opportunity to be far more informed on issues of the day than they did twenty years ago, and a great many are availing themselves of that opportunity.  I think that most people's sense of decency and fair play will have them leaning even more toward McCain / Palin after this.

38 posted on 09/10/2008 10:59:38 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: LostInBayport
saturization = saturation

time for bed...

Goodnight  :-)

 

 sleeping kitty Pictures, Images and Photos

39 posted on 09/10/2008 11:08:09 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: xDGx

http://southflorida.blockshopper.com/property/06424715010001180/6868_viento_way/

maybe a gaggle of 30 lawyers and researchers should descend on NY & Florida and see if there is any juicy gossip on the Pecker family...


40 posted on 09/10/2008 11:11:20 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: justkate

Well - if there is any truth to these “sealed records” I hope they don’t get announced for Track’s sake. (A quick search found that if anyone goes to the court and asks about them the court (or whoever) legally has to say “We have no record of any documents” (or something like that -at least in the state I was looking at).

On the other hand, for Sarah’s sake, I’m pretty sure it would enhance her reputation if the only dirt they could find was that as a Mom she once had to deal with a son that used to throw rotten eggs at the school bus and set off strings of firecrackers in the school courtyard using a cigarette as a time-delay fuse and got caught shoplifting a Hot Wheel car.... well - nevermind. ;)


41 posted on 09/10/2008 11:11:59 PM PDT by 21twelve (Don't wish for peace. Pray for Victory.)
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To: xDGx

If all those election commission filings don’t show up:

http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?23020092281
http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?23020170081
http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?23990705389
http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?27020342954
http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?27990431871

Curious that a tabloid publisher commuting between Boca & NYC would be contributing to a Senator in Nevada.

Enquiring minds want to know...


42 posted on 09/10/2008 11:15:06 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: repubmom
I noticed today at the grocery store that the magazine rack of People magazine was almost empty - had one left. The US rack was stuffed full - no takers. I hope that’s what will happen to the Enquirer...coming out with this story the day Track deploys to Iraq. Stupid, stupid people!

How much to those stupid supermarket celebrity magazines cost....three dollars?  Four dollars?  I think that a whole lot of people will suddenly find a much better use for that four dollars when they start feeling that the mag is taking their patronage for granted.  It's one thing to cheat people, but it's quite another to shamelessly advertise that fact and then expect people to continue putting up with being cheated.

Do that AND stab a kid and his family in the back and you've just switched the afterburners on in your machspeed descent into the turgid cauldron of destroyed business and irrevocably-lost credibility.

43 posted on 09/10/2008 11:16:33 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

One last bump before calling it a day.

Go to the Enquirer site and make a note of who is advertising on it.

http://www.nationalenquirer.com/sarah_palin_at_war_with_her_daughter_over_pregnancy_wedding/celebrity/65370

That one has a State Farm banner on the side.

Yep. The same State Farm that was advertising in Us Weekly.

Poke around the Enquirer sites and start a little list of who is supporting this rag with advertising dollars. Then post em. Let’s let these companies know how we feel about magazines who go after kids of celebrities.


44 posted on 09/10/2008 11:42:05 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: 21twelve

True. In Alaska it is a crime to reveal the contents of records under seal by the Court. Which is not to say is never happens.

Still, I can’t imagine how that family must feel, sending off their first born to Iraq under these circumstances.
I pray they keep Faith and not lose heart.


45 posted on 09/10/2008 11:43:27 PM PDT by justkate
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To: justkate

Wow! This is interesting. Just by Googling the names of the four head honchos at the Enquirer, all sorts of stuff shows up, and it’s all Open Source information!

Employment Agreement - Kevin Hyson
Parties: American Media Operations
Sectors: Media
Exhibit 10.21

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

(Kevin Hyson) EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (the “ Agreement” ) dated November 1, 2004 by and between American Media Operations, Inc. (the “ Company” or “ AMI” ) and Kevin Hyson (the “ Executive” ).

WHEREAS, the Company desires to employ Executive and to enter into an Agreement embodying the terms of such employment;

” WHEREAS, Executive desires to accept such employment and enter into such an Agreement;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and mutual covenants herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the parties agree as follows:

1. Term of Employment: Executive Representation . a. Employment Term . The Company shall employ Executive for a period of two (2) years commencing on November 1, 2004 (the “ Effective Time” ) and ending on October 31, 2006 (the “ Employment Term” ) on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Agreement. b. Executive Representation . Executive hereby represents and warrants to the Company that the execution of this Agreement by Executive and the Company, the delivery of this Agreement by Executive to the Company and the performance by Executive of Executive’ s duties hereunder shall not constitute a breach of, or otherwise contravene, the terms of any employment Agreement or other agreement or policy to which Executive is a party or otherwise bound.

c. Prior Agreements . This Agreement supercedes all prior agreements and understandings (including verbal agreements) between Executive and the Company and/or its affiliates regarding the terms and conditions of Executive’ s employment with the Company and/or its affiliates (collectively, the “ Prior Agreement” ).

2. Position . a. During Executive’ s employment by the Company, Executive shall serve as Executive Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer (subject to change at the discretion of the Company’ s President). In such position, Executive shall report directly to the Company’ s President and Chief Executive Officer or his designee and shall have such duties and authority as shall be determined from time to time by the President/Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

b. During Executive’ s employment with the Company, Executive will devote Executive’ s full business time and best efforts to the performance of Executive’ s duties hereunder and will not engage in any other business, profession or occupation for compensation or otherwise which would conflict with the rendition of such services either directly or indirectly, without the prior consent of the Company’ s Chief Executive Officer.

3. Base Salary . During Executive’ s employment with the Company, the Company shall pay Executive a base salary (the “ Base Salary” ) at the annual rate of $250,000.00 (Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents) for the time period of November 1, 2004 until March 31, 2005, payable in regular installments in accordance with the Company’ s usual payment practices. For the remainder of the Employment Term, the Company shall pay Executive a Base Salary at the annual rate of $325,000.00 (Three Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents), payable in regular installments in accordance with the Company’ s usual payment practices.

4. Bonus Programs . A. Annual Bonus . With respect to each full fiscal year during Executive’ s employment with the Company during the Employment Term, Executive shall be eligible to earn an annual discretionary Bonus (a “ Bonus” ) of up to $175,000.00 (One Hundred Seventy Five Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents), based on the financial performance of the Company (EBIDTA) and Executive’ s job performance. Such Bonus, if any, shall be at the sole discretion of the President/CEO , and is subject to change each fiscal year at the sole discretion of Company. Such Bonus, if any, shall be payable approximately 90 days after the close of the Company’ s fiscal year.

B. One Time Bonus . Executive will receive a one-time bonus payment of $31,250.00 (Thirty One Thousand Two Hundred Fifty Dollars and Zero Cents) payable on or about April 15, 2005. Executive must be employed with the Company on the last day of the current fiscal year (FY05). 5. Employee Benefits . During Executive’ s employment with the Company, Executive shall be provided, in accordance with the terms of the Company’ s employee benefit plans as in effect from time to time, health insurance and short term and long term disability insurance, retirement benefits and fringe benefits (collectively “ Employee Benefits” ) on the same basis as those benefits are generally made available to other similarly situated employees of the Company. Executive will receive 20 PTO (Personal time Off) days per year. Executive will also receive a monthly living allowance in the amount of $1,000.00 (One Thousand Dollars Zero Cents) per month.

6. Termination . Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the provisions of this Section 6 shall exclusively govern Executive’ s rights upon termination of employment with the Company and its affiliates. Executive’ s employment hereunder may be terminated by either party at any time and for any reason; provided that Executive will be required to give the Company at least 30 days advance written notice of any resignation of Executive’ s employment. If Executive’ s employment is terminated by the Company, Executive shall be entitled to receive:

(A) the Base Salary through the date of termination; (B) any Annual Bonus earned, but unpaid as of the date of termination for any previously completed fiscal year; and a prorated portion of the current fiscal year Annual Bonus, if any, up to the date of termination of employment, per the terms and conditions of the applicable bonus plan that Executive and Company have executed, (C) in accordance with Company policy, reimbursement for any unreimbursed business expenses properly incurred by Executive prior to the date of Executive’ s termination; and

(D) such Employee Benefits, if any, as to which EXecutive may be entitled under the employee benefit plans of the Company (the amounts described in classes (A) through (D) hereof being referred to as the “ Accrued Rights” ). (E) severance pay in the amount of the lesser of six (6) months Base Salary or the remaining Base Salary payable for the Employment Term listed in Section 1a above, if termination is for any reason other than Cause or Expiration of the Employment Term or resignation by Executive. Severance pay, if any, will be payable in six (6) equal monthly installments. Executive will be required to execute the Company’ s form Separation and Release of Claims Agreement in order to be eligible to receive the severance pay described above. “ Cause” shall mean (i) Executive’ s continued failure or refusal to substantially perform Executive’ s duties hereunder for a period of 10 days following written notice by the Company to Executive of such failure or refusal, (ii) dishonesty in the performance of Executive’ s duties hereunder, (iii) an act or acts on Executive’ s part constituting (x) a felony under the laws of the United States or any state thereof or (y) a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, (iv) Executive’ s willful malfeasance or willful misconduct in connection with Executive’ s duties hereunder or any act or omission which is materially injurious to the financial condition or business reputation of the Company or any of its subsidiaries of affiliates (v) Executive’ s breach of any provision of this agreement, including the attached addendum or (vi) Executive’ s unsatisfactory job performance. Additionally, if Executive becomes physically or mentally incapacitated for a continuous period of 90 days, the Company has the right to terminate Executive’ s employment without paying severance. For the purposes hereof, the term “ physical or mental incapacity” means Executive’ s inability to perform the principal duties as contemplated by this agreement.

(F) Expiration of the Employment Term . Upon expiration of the Employment Ter ...(end of preview)

Wonder if the rest of employees at AMI know how much the big boys make?


46 posted on 09/10/2008 11:52:37 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: milagro

The woman you’re thinking about is Julieanne Malveaux. She might be Suzanne’s mother, but Suzanne is MUCH more attractive.


47 posted on 09/11/2008 12:26:47 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: justkate
Still, I can’t imagine how that family must feel, sending off their first born to Iraq under these circumstances.

I'm not going to say it is easy but I firmly believe in my heart it only makes them stronger and more resilient.

48 posted on 09/11/2008 12:41:22 AM PDT by torchthemummy (Preserve Youtube Clips Before They Disappear - www.keepvid.com)
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To: snarkytart

Besides, the NEs’ reputation precedes it.


49 posted on 09/11/2008 2:51:50 AM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: tcrlaf

She said it wasn’t the evidence that mattered, it was the seriousness of the charge. I don’t remember who it was, but I think it was about Clarence Thomas. I may be wrong, though.


50 posted on 09/11/2008 2:53:50 AM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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