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The Washington Post has fallen and it can't get up
American Thinker ^ | 03/23/2013 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 03/23/2014 1:12:14 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Jeff Bezos, the multi-billionaire (via Amazon.com) new owner of the Washington Post has got a messy situation on his hands, and unless he steps in, it appears that his new property is in danger of losing the prestige that was its primary asset. After a false hit piece on the Koch Brothers claiming they were the largest holder of Canadian oil sands land rights was devastatingly debunked by John Hinderaker of Powerline (see also: Washington Post busted!), the authors of the incorrect article responded conceding nothing, not apologizing or retracting their falsehoods, but only made their situation worse. As Jonah Goldberg noted:

… they do a good case of laying out (some of) the reasons why they never should have written the piece in the first place. But then they close by claiming they were justified because the outrage their shoddy attack provoked proves the relevance of the Kochs.
John Hayward at Breitbart was even more direct, noting that the very first statement (“First, regarding the political leaning of the group that brought this story to our attention, our article makes clear its left-wing origins, the controversial nature of its earlier claims, and its political agenda.”) in the follow-up was a “lie”:

Go to the original Washington Post story and search for the words "liberal," "left," or even "progressive."  You will not find them.  Nowhere is the group that supplied the Post with its bogus report described as anything other than "activist."

The dispute has now broken out beyond the confines of the conservative blogosphere. Brit Hume, a widely esteemed figure in the Beltway power structure, tweeted:

 

And Jonathon Adler of the Wapo’s new conservative blog also took issue:


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


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1 posted on 03/23/2014 1:12:14 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They should remove the great name of Washington and just call it The Compost.


2 posted on 03/23/2014 1:14:11 PM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: Slyfox

Either that or ‘the Post Hole’.


3 posted on 03/23/2014 1:16:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Macaca!

-PJ

4 posted on 03/23/2014 1:16:46 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ya can’t polish a turd.


5 posted on 03/23/2014 1:19:08 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: SeekAndFind
"in danger of losing the prestige that was its primary asset"

PRESTIGE? Wholly Krap!

The only time the WaPo had any sort prestige was when Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn were at the top of the D.C. cocktail party "A"-list and they became so powerful as democrat king makers that they were given the power to control news. The Internet has justifiably taken that power from them and the and the influence of free thought is growing.

6 posted on 03/23/2014 1:21:00 PM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: SeekAndFind

7 posted on 03/23/2014 1:21:13 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: SeekAndFind

Is the Washington Post having ‘Performance Problems’?


8 posted on 03/23/2014 1:22:10 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: SeekAndFind
Is it better for the Compost to go belly up, or to die a slow, painful death, steadily hemorrhaging Bezos' money?

No one said this decision would be easy.

9 posted on 03/23/2014 1:24:13 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: SeekAndFind

Liberals won’t admit to a lie. When they are completely backed into a corner, they will claim that they mis-spoke, or were misunderstood, or take out of context. It is never their fault. They inability or unwillingness to confess and come clean, allows them to do whatever they feel like doing, right or wrong and not take responsibility for their actions.


10 posted on 03/23/2014 1:26:17 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: SeekAndFind
Rather than being sycophants for left wing fascists, the Washington Post reporters sit around their condos in Crystal City, drink wine, and fantasize that they are really like the reporters who portray them on the House of Cards TV show.

They wouldn't know real "investigative reporting" if it fell on them. The Obama administration has committed so many crimes that a Washington Post reporter wouldn't have to cross the street to find a bag full of scandals to expose.

Here is a real reporter:

Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Resigns from CBS

But in the real world, real reporters like her get squashed and abused for daring to say the truth. The Washington Post crowd are $20 whores.

11 posted on 03/23/2014 1:27:40 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SeekAndFind
The WaPo is in a hard position. Their left-leaning is what gives them access to the Obama administration and Dem politicians, and thus their sources for their stories.

If the WaPo suddenly started doing things like covering Benghazi and Fast&Furious, Obama would shut off their access, and Holder and the NSA would work at making sure nobody talked to them.

12 posted on 03/23/2014 1:27:55 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Lying is the essence of being for Leftists. If they could not lie, they could not be as they would find it impossible to reconcile their perceptions of the world around them with reality. They do not despair when caught in a lie, it just gives them another opportunity for more fame and glory by telling more and bigger lies. This explains why they admire Obama so much, his lies set a new standard in the pantheon of deceit.


13 posted on 03/23/2014 1:34:59 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: SeekAndFind

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”

My husband actually used that statement for real one time. One of his legs was not working and he tipped over his chair and landed on the floor. He was not hurt but he could not get up and I couldn’t lift him. He said to give him the phone, so I did.

He called 911 and said, “This is for real - I have fallen and I can’t get up.” There was a brief silence before the 911 person said, “Are you hurt?” He said no, he was on the floor watching TV but couldn’t get up. Finally, the 911 person was laughing with him and an ambulance did come and two strong EMT sorts came in and lifted him up on the chair. We were apologetic they had to come but they said that is part of their job, to help people in trouble and if we needed them again to call.

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” is a for real thing some times. :o)


14 posted on 03/23/2014 1:37:28 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today.))
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To: SeekAndFind

With the shift from newspaper to internet as people’s source of news, it’s time for Breitbart and others to start looking to expand and take market share from these guys. At the very least starting their own newswire and adding news gathering locations to do hard news as a real news organization.

It’s time.


15 posted on 03/23/2014 1:54:00 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Marcella
If he is taking Zocor or a similar cholesterol drug, that is why.

Read the side effects to one of those on a drug info site.

16 posted on 03/23/2014 1:56:35 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: PapaBear3625
Their left-leaning is what gives them access to the Obama administration and Dem politicians

By 2015, those may not exist.

17 posted on 03/23/2014 2:02:53 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Dan(9698); Marcella

I believe he has discontinued use of that drug.


18 posted on 03/23/2014 2:03:29 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Dan(9698)
It actually was, we found out not long after that, cancer of the brain that destroyed the ability to send messages to the leg to move. He did die from that brain cancer.

Regardless of the outcome later, he did have fun that day with the 911 person and those EMTs. We talked about he would only die one day at one specific time, so we wouldn't dwell on death every day - instead we would live each day as normal, living our life, until some day in the future when death might happen.

19 posted on 03/23/2014 2:04:07 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today.))
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To: SkyPilot

Dude, you are way too harsh. Insulting $20 whores like that. You ought to be ashamed.


20 posted on 03/23/2014 2:04:21 PM PDT by angryoldfatman
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To: Marcella
My husband fell about a month ago and couldn't get up, even with my help. I called our next door neighbor at 4am and he was here in 5 minutes and got him up.

That is a GOOD neighbor, rite there. :)

21 posted on 03/23/2014 2:09:08 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: SeekAndFind

Conservative groups are always labeled “right-wing” or “ultra-conservative” “lobbyists”. Left-wing groups are “activists”, “public interest organizations” or “watchdogs”.


22 posted on 03/23/2014 2:27:36 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Moorings

With Leftist/Liberals, ideology trumps in all circumstances. They’ll tell the truth if it supports their positions, but they’ll also lie, conceal, misdirect, falsify and ignore when the truth is inimical to their positions, or if the truth will damage the reputation and/or ability of another Leftist/Liberal to further their ideology.

Were this not true, a sizable majority of all Leftist politicians in power now would have never been elected in the first place. There is no way that Obama, Reid, Pelosi, could stand serious scrutiny by dedicated, competent, and relentless reporters backed by a true nationwide impartial media. Fortunately for them, we don’t have one.


23 posted on 03/23/2014 2:31:10 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: SeekAndFind

Shouldn’t they be expected to carry out the agenda of the new owner? Seems like the reporters know what the new boss wants.


24 posted on 03/23/2014 2:40:45 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Ditter

“My husband fell about a month ago and couldn’t get up, even with my help. I called our next door neighbor at 4am and he was here in 5 minutes and got him up.”

A big strong man lived next door but he wasn’t home and a little old lady lives on the other side so that was not an option. There just wasn’t another way to get him up.

Glad you had a neighbor you knew and he responded. I know you felt a lot of gratitude toward the neighbor and I was so glad to see the EMTs get there and be so kind. You really feel helpless when he is on the floor and you don’t have enough strength to get him up. I am 5’5” and have small bones so my frame is small and I just don’t have the strength of a man. A gallon of milk is heavy for me to lift. :o)


25 posted on 03/23/2014 2:41:02 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today.))
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I vote for choice b.


26 posted on 03/23/2014 2:47:06 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Marcella

Oh, my, what a wonderful attitude. Hugs to you.


27 posted on 03/23/2014 2:50:50 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: SeekAndFind

28 posted on 03/23/2014 2:54:30 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

“Is it better for the Compost to go belly up, or to die a slow, painful death, steadily hemorrhaging Bezos’ money?

No one said this decision would be easy.”
******************************************************************

How about both. The Compost goes belly up but still barely holds on as its extremities suffer gangrene. Bezos has to infuse massive quantities of money to hold off imminent death but the rotting of the Compost’s tissues continues. Bezos has his operatives conduct amputation after amputation but the rot and decay still spreads. Finally Bezos, having bled much of his fortune, gives up after seeing the rot has spread throughout the Compost’s body and payroll can no longer be met. The Washington Post is finally left to its inevitable death.

The Bankruptcy Court later sells the name and much of the remaining physical plant to the Koch brothers.

President Ted Cruz is invited to cut the ribbon as the Washington Post restarts under new ownership and new staff.


29 posted on 03/23/2014 2:55:22 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: PapaBear3625

This is true. My brother-in-law was just a few years ago a member of the White House Press Corp. It’s all about access.

But you know what? That’s where real investigative journalism comes in. Woodward and Bernstein went house to house, door to door, phone call after phone call to follow a trail of clues and facts.

But today reporters catch a plane, talk to one or two sources and write the story on the return flight. There’s not much budget for in-depth investigation. Most reporting is garbage because the access is biased to begin with.


30 posted on 03/23/2014 2:55:44 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Marcella

Our son lives about 5 miles away and I could have called him but the neighbor was closer.

I told my son that he owed Ian (the neighbor) a bottle of wine. “why do I own Ian a bottle of wine?”????? he asks.

“Because you were number 2 on my call list, that’s why!”

:)


31 posted on 03/23/2014 2:57:00 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

““Because you were number 2 on my call list, that’s why!””

I’m sure your son gut the message when you told him that. I’m sure you are a great wife and mother.


32 posted on 03/23/2014 3:04:45 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today.))
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To: SkyPilot

“The Washington Post crowd are $20 whores.”

Remove the zero


33 posted on 03/23/2014 3:09:46 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: SeekAndFind; KingOfVagabonds; Berlin_Freeper; UnRuley1; mlizzy; mc5cents; RichInOC; ...
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34 posted on 03/23/2014 3:16:06 PM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: Mouton

Or put a decimal point in front of the “2”.


35 posted on 03/23/2014 3:17:22 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: Bigg Red

“Oh, my, what a wonderful attitude. Hugs to you.”

I had to make the time he had normal and pleasant and with some fun things or it would have been too much to bear for him and me. I did whatever was necessary to make his life worthwhile so I would know I did everything that could be done for him. You just have to face the situation and then deal with it the best way possible.


36 posted on 03/23/2014 3:20:30 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today.))
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To: Mouton

Greedy sluts, they used to give it away.


37 posted on 03/23/2014 3:30:02 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Now that the Christie scandal has cooled, the left needs another target for the Nov elections... thus the Koch Brothers.

It's pathetic.

38 posted on 03/23/2014 3:34:11 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: Marcella
I had a brother who was taking Zocor. His leg muscles became so weak that I had to grab his belt at his back and help him up his front steps into his house.

When he discontinued the drug, he recovered a lot of his strength.

39 posted on 03/23/2014 4:07:13 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Oh, what a tangled web we weave
When first we practise to deceive!"

Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17

40 posted on 03/23/2014 4:16:04 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

What will be required is a front page retraction and apology, preceded by the firing of the two journalistic frauds. Thanks SeekAndFind.

> Jeff Bezos, the multi-billionaire (via Amazon.com) new owner of the Washington Post has got a messy situation on his hands, and unless he steps in, it appears that his new property is in danger of losing the prestige that was its primary asset. After a false hit piece on the Koch Brothers...


41 posted on 03/23/2014 4:19:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SkyPilot

The Washington Post crowd are $20 whores.
Remove the zero.... : )


42 posted on 03/23/2014 4:52:08 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Moorings

I remember back in ‘63 my 7th grade social studies teacher telling
the class that in the USSR that truth is whatever makes communism
look good regardless of facts. Today, when I ponder the evolution
of the Democrat party I recall what Mr Miller told the class that
day.


43 posted on 03/23/2014 4:56:08 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Dan(9698)

“I had a brother who was taking Zocor. His leg muscles became so weak that I had to grab his belt at his back and help him up his front steps into his house.”

That’s really bad. I hope that drug is no longer available. That really is a case where the drug is worse than what it’s being taken for. It’s a terrible thing when you can’t walk. Sorry that happened to your brother.


44 posted on 03/23/2014 5:04:30 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today.))
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To: Marcella
The drugs of this type are the most widely prescribed.

Several doctors have recommended that I take them.

They think I am nuts for refusing.

45 posted on 03/23/2014 5:08:24 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: Baynative

The Koch Brothers should sue. We’re all entitled to our own opinions - but NOT to our own ‘facts’. The story was a lie - not a mistake... they need to sue.


46 posted on 03/23/2014 5:20:28 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: SkyPilot

Actually that screenshot from “House of Cards” was from when Zoey left the Post and got a job at a dotcom blogging site. She left the Post because they tried to stick her in the White House press pool where she would be reduced to doing puff pieces and attending meaningless cocktail parties.


47 posted on 03/23/2014 5:20:34 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Sivad

Unfortunately, these days we don’t have teachers like Mr. Miller who would teach youngsters that kind of knowledge. Hence, we have a generation who cannot discern the truth about these failed ideologies. They are easily swayed by any smooth talker who captures their imagination.


48 posted on 03/23/2014 6:13:39 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Ronin

Pelosi and Reid throw out all these crazy comments on a daily basis with nobody in the media questioning them. It is a weird environment.


49 posted on 03/23/2014 6:17:21 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: GOPJ

That, or buy the paper and put it to sleep.


50 posted on 03/23/2014 6:42:17 PM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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