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  • Hollywood to Release Film Defending Dan Rather in Wake of Brian Williams Stolen Valor Lies

    02/16/2015 11:29:31 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    Talk about bad timing. Echo Lake Entertainment is set to release its independent film, Truth, the story of former CBS anchor Dan Rather’s self-destruction. It’s based on the 2006 book Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power by Mary Mapes, the discredited CBS producer. Mapes documents and defends Rather’s 2004 attempts to use the forged “Killian documents” to portray former President George W. Bush as someone who shirked duty in Vietnam.
  • Toronto: Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight (Exclusive)

    09/04/2014 3:42:50 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 97 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/04/2014 | Pamela McClintock
    James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's sure to whet appetites). Mythology Entertainment is the driving force behind Truth, which was...
  • Matthews Slams White House For Saying Soldiers Are ‘Swift-Boating’ Bergdahl

    06/04/2014 6:50:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 4, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Liberal MSNBC host Chris Matthews continued his attacks on the Obama administration for the trade of five dangerous Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, slamming the White House’s claim that soldiers who served with Bergdahl are “swift-boating” him and asking “where is the dishonesty in the portrayal?” of Bergdahl as a deserter. Matthews, who strongly questioned the trade even while facts continued to pour in on Monday, has been the only host on his network so far to even remotely challenge the Obama administration’s narrative on the prisoner trade and Bergdahl’s history of service. And on Wednesday, he angrily...
  • Dan Rather on Memogate: ‘No Question The Story Was True’

    12/09/2013 10:33:56 PM PST · by servo1969 · 96 replies ^ | 12-10-2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather, despite being fired as a result of the bogus story, continues to maintain that he got it right in September 2004 when he aired forged documents concerning George W. Bush’s record with the Air National Guard. On CNN’s Piers Morgan Live Monday, Rather said, “No question the story was true” (video follows with transcript and commentary): [video] PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Let's turn quickly to what’s been going on at CBS, your old network. Your former colleague, Lara Logan, on leave of absence over this report from Benghazi. Many people believe there’s a slight...
  • NPR Host Presses Jake Tapper to Describe Horror of 'So Many Lies' by Swift Boat Vets....

    03/23/2013 12:08:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | March 23, 2013 | Tim Graham
    Pardon the age of this item, but it's on an issue of campaign history. On March 13, NPR Fresh Air host Terry Gross interviewed new CNN host Jake Tapper about politics and journalism, and whether there was blowback from presidents and candidates over tough questions. But Gross felt compelled to bring up the "lies" told about John Kerry during the 2004 presidential campaign -- without expressing anything specific. Tapper said he was assigned as a Swift Boat Veteran fact checker by ABC. Gross said, "So you were fact-checking some of the Swift Boat attacks against presidential candidate John Kerry. There...
  • 41% of Dems think president should have power to kill suspected American terrorist on American soil

    03/05/2013 6:59:52 AM PST · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    “On his own.” To be clear, they think he should have the power to do this “on his own.” This is what years of screeching during the Bush era about “the unitary executive” has come to.
  • Hurricane Sandy vs. Hurricane Katrina

    11/28/2012 1:51:07 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    NY Times Blogs ^ | November 27, 2012, 4:17 pm | ANDY NEWMAN
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made headlines and raised eyebrows Monday when he said that while Hurricane Katrina was deadlier than Hurricane Sandy, the latter storm was “more impactful” over all and “affected many, many more people and places than Katrina.” Mr. Cuomo added that Hurricane Sandy had a greater economic impact, destroyed or damaged more units of housing, affected more businesses and caused more customers to lose power. For our part, City Room decided to undertake a little truth-squadding. While apples-to-apples numbers for the two storms are very difficult to come by, especially given that Hurricane Sandy’s costs are still...
  • Buchanan: No slur intended with Obama 'boy' quip

    08/03/2011 12:40:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 3, 2011 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Pat Buchanan said that he didn't mean to slur President Barack Obama by referring to him as "your boy" during a discussion with Al Sharpton. The former GOP presidential candidate and current MSNBC analyst appeared on "Morning Joe" Wednesday to explain remarks he made on that network's Sharpton show 12 hours earlier.
  • Biden Claims: No Body Count from Iraq War!

    07/06/2010 1:23:01 PM PDT · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7/6/10 | Peter Andrew
    BIDEN: "I think Americans will recognize that there aren’t body counts . . .that they got 95,000 people home." Vice President Joe, Joey Buttafuoco, "Bite-me", Biden says there are no body counts from the Iraq war! We all know he's an idiot, but this one perhaps takes the cake. WTH is he talking about? Remember all the Bush Death Counts the left kept when it was Bush's war?... Hey Joey, there are indeed body counts. There are thousands of lives that have been lost, and many more that have been changed forever due to the sacrifices those in our military...
  • What will we name this decade? Let's just never speak of it again (MOANIN' LIBERAL ALERT)

    04/14/2009 10:29:01 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 32 replies · 757+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 14, 2009 | Steve Johnson | Tribune Internet critic
    Think about it. Has there been a lousier 10 years in American history? OK, the Civil War, granted. And the Great Depression wasn't so hot, either, the pictures suggest. But this one has been close enough to an all-time bad to merit the kind of willful amnesia that I'm proposing.
  • Liberal Leslie Moonves (Les The Leaker) Toast At CBS?

    04/22/2008 8:12:35 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 21 replies · 256+ views
    Friends and Fiends at CBS | MB26
    Friends at Black Rock say Looney Liberal Leslie Moonves may be on his way out the door at CBS. Moonves has overseen a number of CBS fiascos including The Demise Of The Dan (which Rather is about to play out again in a NY courtroom), the hiring of Ratings Remover Perkie Katie Couric as well as very bad ratings for the nightly entertainment (?) block. And of course, most important of all, stock prices are locked in deep declining do-do. Supposedly Moonves has lost the faith of Summer Redstone, and when you lose the faith of His Grace, The Chairman,...
  • CBS bosses hiding truth - Dan Rather

    02/27/2008 6:39:27 AM PST · by abb · 94 replies · 1,125+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 27, 2008 | Jose Martinez
    Dan Rather slammed CBS Tuesday for trying to keep his court fight with the network out of the public eye. The newsman - who has filed a $70 million lawsuit against the Tiffany network, where he anchored the "CBS Evening News" for 24 years - said "corporate overlords" are conspiring to withhold several key documents. The 76-year-old was back in Manhattan Supreme Court for a hearing on his suit, which accuses CBS of sidelining him to make nice with the White House following a September 2004 report that questioned President Bush's Vietnam-era military service. Rather left the anchor's chair in...
  • NPR's "Undecided Voter" (2004 Flashback)

    11/19/2007 7:13:26 AM PST · by jdm · 4 replies · 128+ views
    Les Jones ^ | Sept 17, 2004 | Staff
    National Review's KerrySpot looks at a NPR feature that interviews swing voters, and one swing voter in particular: John Ridley, who is also an NPR contributor. First, isn't getting your "man on the street" from the payroll list a little on the lazy side? It's like Ted Baxter using Bernie as his "common man." And does NPR really think their staff represents a sample slice of America? Next thing you know they'll refer to Cokie Roberts as a "soccer mom" and Click and Clack as "NASCAR dads." Anyway, Ridley doesn't seem terribly unbiased. He thinks the Swift Boat Veterans for...
  • USA Today Editor Stunned by Taser Story - (CBS Memogate connection; now big "taser" error)

    07/18/2005 1:50:24 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 28 replies · 2,025+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JULY 18, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    Ken Paulson took over as editor at USA Today in the wake of the Jack Kelley scandal. Kelley had embarrassed the paper by writing a series of stories filled with lies. Paulson said that would never happen again. Then, he presided over USA Today's own version of the CBS Memogate scandal. Like CBS, USA Today used those bogus documents to discredit President Bush's National Guard service. But Paulson managed to exercise a form of damage control because CBS used the documents first and put them on TV. Paulson acted as if the scandal was confined to CBS. Many in the...
  • Survey: News Media Voted for John Kerry Over President Bush (MEDIA BIAS ALERT!)

    05/17/2005 8:01:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 1,200+ views
    LifeNews ^ | May 16, 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- During the 2004 presidential elections, the mainstream news media frequently engaged in bias -- especially on pro-life issues such as abortion and stem cell research. As with previous polls, a new survey confirms most members of the media voted for Democrat John Kerry over President George W. Bush. The University of Connecticut's Department of Public Policy found journalists picked Kerry over Bush by 68 percent to 25 percent. The college sampled 300 journalists, from both newspapers and TV. The poll also found that Democrats outnumber Republicans 3 to 1 and twice as many self-identified themselves as...
  • CBS Fires Mapes

    01/10/2005 7:02:45 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 405 replies · 12,240+ views
    cbs radio news
    Report just issues, mapes finally fired
  • Full CBS Report on "RatherGate" (Long)

    01/10/2005 7:32:00 AM PST · by Thanatos · 81 replies · 14,742+ views
    CBS News ^ | 1-10-2005 | CBS
    REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW PANEL DICK THORNBURGH AND LOUIS D. BOCCARDI ON THE SEPTEMBER 8, 2004 60 MINUTES WEDNESDAY SEGMENT “FOR THE RECORD” CONCERNING PRESIDENT BUSH’S TEXAS AIR NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE JANUARY 5, 2005 KIRKPATRICK & LOCKHART NICHOLSON GRAHAM LLP Michael J. Missal, Esq. Lawrence Coe Lanpher, Esq. 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 778-9000 Counsel to the Independent Review Panel i TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION..............................................................................................................1 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ...............................................................................................4 A. 60 Minutes Wednesday Background..............................................................................6 B. The Pursuit of a Story on President Bush’s TexANG Service ......................................7 C. Obtaining Documents ....................................................................................................8 D. The Production of...
  • Winning with hatred: The Republican agenda (Barf Alert!)

    12/21/2004 10:47:26 AM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 118 replies · 2,303+ views
    The Raw Story ^ | November 2004 | Dara Purvis
    Tuesday night, I went down to the graduate student lounge in my college for an election night “party;” mostly just people camped out in front of the television with snacks and drinks. My idea for this column was to take along my laptop, which I did, and chronicle what an expat election party was like. Advertisement I figured my fellow Trinity Hall students were good for some amusing and interesting quotes, which they were, and that any British students in attendance might provide a different perspective, which they did, and that even if the night didn’t go my way I...
  • Wonkette Services the Debate (takes a dig at blogs and FR for breaking Rathergate)

    12/20/2004 7:01:44 PM PST · by mhking · 86 replies · 19,176+ views
    Courtesy of Newsweek, mainstream media’s pet blogger Wonkette takes a cute little slap at the bloggers who broke the Dan Rather fraud story: Fast Chat: The Wonkette. What did you think of the bloggers’ role in the Dan Rather affair?I think they did a disservice to the debate because they made the debate about the documents and not about the president of the United States. There was another half to that story that had to do with verifiable events of what Bush may have been up to. While blogs like LGF were doing a “disservice to the debate” by exposing...
  • Cokie Roberts Blames Michael Moore

    12/19/2004 9:47:41 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 222 replies · 7,009+ views ^ | 12/19/04 | unknown
    Former "This Week" host and National Public Radio veteran Cokie Roberts blamed conspiracy filmmaker Michael Moore on Sunday for causing Sen. John Kerry to lose the presidential election. "I think Michael Moore actually had a very major impact - a negative impact - on the Democratic Party," Roberts told NBC's "Chris Matthews Show." "I think he exemplified all of the things that people hate about Democrats. And the fact that he was - it was a hate-America-first campaign and that hurts the Democrats every time." Adding insult to injury, Roberts also contended that Moore's "physical appearance did not help."
  • Flu shot supply grows, demand withers

    12/13/2004 1:11:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies · 1,392+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | December 13, 2004 | WILLIAM C. MANN
    SEATTLE - Rod Watson had to cancel 1,000 flu-shot clinics in four states when the national vaccine shortage cut off his supply two months ago. Now Watson has flu shots aplenty - and he can't give them away. "My biggest fear is I'm gong to end up with a lot of serum, and there's a national shortage," said Watson, president of Prevention MD, a medical screening and immunization company. He offers $20 flu shots Monday through Friday at his Seattle-area office. Public health officials in California, Colorado and other states have voiced similar fears. Some are relaxing the rules to...
  • Why the election was as close as it was

    12/09/2004 10:14:22 PM PST · by RussP · 19 replies · 889+ views
    RussP | today | RussP
    I would like to make a point about the election that I think has been missed by all the pundits. Why was it as close as it was? The 9/11 attacks have been widely cited as helping Bush. They certainly did give him an opportunity to prove his leadership, but they also hurt him in another very important respect that nobody seems to realize. They sucker-punched the U.S. economy just as we were trying to come out of a recession. The economy is still a very important factor in Presidential elections whether we realize it or not. Had the 9/11...
  • DAN'S PRODUCER DIGS IN (Mary Mapes Fights For Her Job)

    12/09/2004 10:33:02 PM PST · by kattracks · 100 replies · 3,530+ views
    New York Post - Page Six ^ | 12/10/04 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich and Chris Wilson
    WITH the CBS News investigation of Memogate almost done, Mary Mapes, the producer who obtained the fake memos used in Dan Rather's George Bush-bashing report, is fighting to save her job and her reputation. The sleuths at report Mapes wrote up a 68-page statement in her own defense and has been lobbying to convince the CBS probers that Rather's exposé on Bush's National Guard service was accurate, even if the documents obtained from a crackpot Texas Democrat were bogus. Rather acted preemptively by quitting as the "Evening News" anchor.
  • CBS News supports censoring blogs

    12/09/2004 10:18:50 PM PST · by weegee · 88 replies · 2,117+ views
    Lone Star Times ^ | 12-09-2004 | David_Wildes
    When I was linking to CBS News for my Stupefy Me report earlier today (directly below), I came across this gem of a story (FR THREAD ON THE CBS ARTICLE: Blogs: New Medium, Old Politics NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2004). It appears that CBS News not only is striking back at the blogs and bloggers that took out Dan Rather and embarrassed their entire organization, but they are also supporting censorship of us rascally citizens. Internet blogs are providing a new and unregulated medium for politically motivated attacks. With the same First Amendment protections as newspapers, blogs are increasingly gaining...
  • Little Green Footballs - The Hailey Report is Back, Just in Time (Rathergate Document Dump FRI?)

    12/09/2004 10:09:32 AM PST · by weegee · 31 replies · 5,245+ views
    Little Green ^ | 12/9/2004 | Charles
    Rumor has it that the results of the investigation into CBS Memogate are going to be released tomorrow. And in a rather ... uh ... curious coincidence, Dr. David Hailey, the Utah State professor who is desperately, quixotically trying to prove the CBS memos are real, has released what he claims as the final version of his shoddy, laughable "analysis". And I'm sure you won't be shocked at all to discover that his conclusion is ... the documents were typed. On a magical typewriter that somehow produced an exact duplicate of a Microsoft Word document, down to the spacing, line...
  • Jon Stewart's 'America' Named Book of the Year for 2004 (Wishful Lib Thinking)

    12/07/2004 10:58:09 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 25 replies · 863+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/7/04
    Publishers Weekly Names 'America' (The Book) Jon Stewarts Riff on Politics, Book of the Year Jon Stewarts' 'America,' (The Book) the television commentators riff on politics and other matters of historical staire, has been named Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, the industry trade magazine.In announcing the award Monday, Pubishers Weekly called the book 'a serious critique of the two party system, the corporations that finance it, and the spinless cowards in the press who aggressively print allegiation and rumor independent of accuracy and fairness.'Stewart's book was released in September and immediately topped best seller lists even as Wal...
  • How to Sell a Candidate to a Porsche-Driving, Leno-Loving Nascar Fan

    12/05/2004 7:44:26 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 15 replies · 1,674+ views
    NY Times ^ | Dec 6, 2004 | Katharine Seelye
    After the 2000 presidential campaign, strategists for President Bush came to a startling realization: Democrats watch more television than Republicans. So by buying millions of dollars' worth of television advertising time, Republicans were spending their money on audiences that tended to vote Democratic. What to do? With the luxury of four years until the next election, the Bush team examined voters' television-viewing habits and cross-referenced them with surveys of voters' political and lifestyle preferences. This led to an unusual step for a presidential campaign: it cut the proportion of money that it put into broadcast television and diverted more to...
  • New York Times Lowers Guidance

    12/02/2004 7:47:20 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 28 replies · 1,079+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 2, 2004 | Anon
    NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Times Co. told investors Thursday that its fourth quarter and full-year earnings would come in below Wall Street estimates on weaker-than-expected advertising in the fourth quarter and higher costs for promotion, printing, distribution and newsprint. The company also said it would begin expensing the cost of stock options and its employee stock purchase plan. It also said that it would no longer provide estimates for full-year earnings, focusing instead on quarterly estimates, due to the greater uncertainty in the current environment for media companies. The company, which also publishes The Boston Globe and...
  • Kerry aide pans nasty Bush run

    11/30/2004 11:38:53 AM PST · by dukeman · 92 replies · 2,652+ views
    NYU News ^ | 11/30/04 | Jesse Greenspan
    George W. Bush ran the most negative presidential campaign in history, and the media never covered the story, an aide to Sen. John Kerry's campaign said last Monday at the journalism department. Marco Trbovich, a United Steelworkers of America employee who advised Kerry on labor policy, told the 20 students gathered at Carter Hall that about 80 percent of Bush's campaign money was spent on negative advertising. "If you can think of a few positive commercials that you saw, you saw all of them that were there," he said. Bush's campaign played upon fear, using patriotic and religious fervor to...
  • A lesson for the liberal elite

    11/29/2004 11:55:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies · 2,634+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | November 30, 2004 | Bernard Moon
    IN A recent speech at Tufts University, Andy Rooney reflected on the election and said, according to The Tufts Daily, that Christian fundamentalism is a result of "a lack of education. They haven't been exposed to what the world has to offer." Those comments as well as the identification of the "bigoted Christian redneck" after Election Day in various editorials left me wondering: Where do these "liberal elites" get this fictional image of Christians? When did this distorted perspective begin in our cultural history? How can I work to bridge this gap? Rooney is reflective of the "liberal elite" in...
  • Biggest Loser on Nov. 2 Was Press, Not John Kerry, Say 21 Columns

    11/29/2004 2:29:35 PM PST · by chiller · 56 replies · 2,300+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 11/29/04 | Erin Olson
    NEW YORK Feeling a bit lost lately? You should, at least according to a compendium posted today at Jay Rosen’s popular PressThink Web log, because the biggest loser on Election Day was not John Kerry but the mainstream media. Daniel Henninger, writing in The Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal, put it this way: "It is often said that the only sure winner in American politics is the media. Amid GOP victory parties or the ruined dreams of the Kerry candidacy, the one constant is that the media marches on. Maybe not this time. Big Media lost big." "I was interested...
  • GOP won by planting seeds of deception

    11/28/2004 7:03:33 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies · 1,198+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times Inc ^ | December 14, 2000 | Roger Ebert
    What the Republicans did, cleverly, was to establish effective "memes" in the minds of the public and the pundits... Bush became the "winner" of a dead heat, in the midst of an incomplete recount, when a premature victory was declared on her own unnecessary deadline by his Florida campaign co-chairwoman, who also held the crucial post of secretary of state... [I]t was clearly a shameless ploy to slam the door before the election escaped. A meme was born. The other effective GOP meme was the mantra, "we counted, and counted again, and then a third time." These words were chanted...
  • The pajamahadeens are digging their own graves (FR Featured)

    11/25/2004 7:52:43 AM PST · by HighWheeler · 461 replies · 11,237+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Nov. 25, 2004. 01:00 AM | ANTONIA ZERBISIAS
    Hoo-boy. It's a hot time in the old blogtown. The pajamahadeen are firing their virtual bullets into the cyber-air in celebration of CBS anchor Dan Rather's announcement on Tuesday that he was retiring as the top talking face of the network after 24 years. "This has been a simply outstanding month," crowed a poster on "Bush won, Arafat died, we're kicking ass in Fallujah, and now this!" Typically, the above-quoted "Freeper" didn't get that Rather may be down, but he certainly isn't out. When he steps down as front man for The CBS Evening News on March 9, he...
  • On the Last Presidential Elections in the US [Cutting insight from Lagos, Nigeria]

    11/22/2004 1:08:08 PM PST · by johnny7 · 26 replies · 1,848+ views
    The Vanguard ^ | November 22, 2004 | Douglas Anele
    THE last presidential election in the United States is as American as apple pie. Even till the last second before the event started, nobody in the US or elsewhere knew for sure whether George Bush would retain his job or whether he would be defeated by John Kerry. Characteristic of American presidential elections in recent history, the last one was tough, rough and sometimes acrimonious, although some degree of razzmatazz was also noticeable.Key issues in the run-up to the election were security, the war against terror, the American misadventure in Iraq and the worrisome state of US economy. Generally speaking,...
  • Two Sun journalists target of a ban

    11/20/2004 2:40:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies · 3,024+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | November 20, 2004 | Stephen Kiehl
    The Ehrlich administration has taken the unusual step of banning all state officials from speaking with two Sun journalists, who they say are "failing to objectively report" on state issues. The governor's press office sent a memo Thursday to all state public information officers and to the governor's staff ordering them to not speak with State House Bureau Chief David Nitkin or columnist Michael Olesker. "Do not return calls or comply with any requests," press secretary Shareese N. DeLeaver wrote in the memo. The ban is in effect "until further notice." "There's no hiding the fact of The Sun's distaste...
  • Chasing Its Tale- The Chron gets scooped on Bush - by one of its own (gotcha journalism)

    11/18/2004 4:45:05 PM PST · by weegee · 20 replies · 1,559+ views
    Houston Press ^ | Nov 11, 2004 | BY MICHAEL SERAZIO
    Between the end of the Republican National Convention and Election Day, the Houston Chronicle spent roughly 50,000 words on President George W. Bush and his campaign for re-election. Perhaps most impressive, one of its own columnists had major news to break on the race. He just didn't, umm, break it to the Chronicle. Russ Baker, a New York-based freelance journalist and contributing editor at Columbia Journalism Review, had been circling the reporting waters around President Bush for several months, dialing up hundreds of possible sources for material on the commander in chief. "I just didn't think we really knew enough...
  • Election myths

    11/18/2004 1:35:48 AM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies · 1,514+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2004 | Masthead Editorial
    The Washington Times Election mythsPublished November 18, 2004 As a wrap-up to Election 2004, it should be noted which election "myths" helped shape each party's strategy. Not surprisingly, the losing party held to the losing myths, and vice versa. Here are some that failed to hold up on Nov. 2:      • Anger is a platform. Ever since the 2000 election, Democrats rallied around their mutual disdain for President Bush. The Democrats should have remembered that Republican anger at Bill Clinton didn't work, either.     • It's the money, not the message. The myth is that the candidate who...
  • More Mitofsky mischief [Exit Poll Mischief]

    11/16/2004 4:33:18 PM PST · by SolidSupplySide · 15 replies · 1,055+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 17, 2004 | Dr. David Hill
    In May 2003, I suggested in this space that the exit polls would need more than a makeover. I also questioned the wisdom of putting veteran exit pollster Warren Mitofsky in charge. Shortly thereafter, I received a telephone call from Mitofsky, who, naturally, expressed his disagreement with my opinions. Later in the year, I heard from Mitofsky again when I criticized his exit polls in the California gubernatorial recall election. I’ll say this for him: Mitofsky is a great flack. And he must be a great salesman. Anyone who can talk the networks into giving him $10 million for the...
  • Liberals again illicitly claim moral high ground

    11/14/2004 10:03:33 AM PST · by zamboni · 17 replies · 1,895+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | November 14, 2004 | Charles Krauthammer
    Liberals again illicitly claim moral high ground By Charles Krauthammer WASHINGTON — In 1994, when the Gingrich revolution swept Republicans into power, ending 40 years of Democratic hegemony, the mainstream press needed to account for this inversion of the Perfect Order of Things. A myth was born. Explained the USA Today headline: "Angry White Men: Their votes turned the tide for the GOP." Overnight, the revolution of the Angry White Male became conventional wisdom. In the 10 years before the 1994 election, there were 56 Nexis mentions of angry white men in the media. In the next seven months, there...
  • CNN "Exclusive": Brokaw stepping down December 1

    11/14/2004 8:51:59 AM PST · by Matchett-PI · 90 replies · 5,317+ views
    CNN ^ | 11-14-04 | CNN
    Tune in Now

    11/13/2004 6:26:15 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 98 replies · 4,896+ views
    As amazing as it might seem, a retired correspondent for CBS News recently wrote an op-ed for his previous employer wherein he suggested that the worst news coverage of an election in history was likely performed by America’s bloggers this past November 2. ''As a retired mainstream media ('MSM') journalist--and thus a double-dinosaur--I don’t begrudge these knights of the blog-table their grandiose dreams. But I worked on a school paper when I was a kid and I owned a CB radio when I lived in Texas. And what I saw in the blogosphere on Nov. 2 was more reminiscent of...
  • HIGH SCHOOL ATTACK (Kerry supporters attack Bush supporters with baseball bat)

    11/10/2004 10:26:58 AM PST · by ambrose · 47 replies · 2,282+ views
    Drudge ^ | 11/10
    HIGH SCHOOL ATTACK: KERRY TAUNTS TIED TO FIGHT Wed Nov 10 2004 09:55:52 ET Three high school students face charges for using a bat to beat another student who taunted them about being John Kerry supporters days after the contentious election. The 17-year-old Apple Valley victim was assaulted Thursday in a Minnesota Zoo parking lot near Apple Valley's School of Environmental Studies, better known as the zoo school. Chad McKay, also 17, stood over the victim attempting to protect him. "It's a good thing to see young people interested and excited about politics," said Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom. "It's...
  • Media elite just don't understand feelings of the majority

    11/10/2004 1:00:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies · 2,003+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | November 10, 2004 | Letters to the Editor
    As the depth of President Bush's victory became apparent last week, I wondered exactly how the Democratic Party would spin the results. Although the DNC itself has been somewhat reserved, its spinmeisters in the press have been in full throat. Many of these nationally recognized editorialists have become completely unhinged by Bush's victory; some actually accusing those us who voted for the president as being part of an American religious jihad. This broad-brush swipe at conseratives just shows the inability of the media elite to understand not only why they lost this election, but also why they will continue to...
  • Election Day: Rigged Polls, Rigged Networks

    11/09/2004 8:27:43 AM PST · by mrustow · 74 replies · 3,581+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 9 November 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Just because it was November, didn't mean that the Kerry camp and its network shills couldn't come up with some more "October surprises." After all, for the Democrats and their media affiliates, it's always October. No Exit On Election Day, the early returns from the Big Media-commissioned "exit polls" were that Sen. John Kerry was drubbing Pres. Bush across the East, especially in the two states Bush had to carry, Florida and Ohio, if Bush was to have a chance at winning the election. Keep in mind, that unlike the network election coverage, which begins in earnest only after the...
  • Why won't ABC, AP, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NBC, NY Times ask Kerry to sign Form 180?

    11/08/2004 3:37:47 PM PST · by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub · 115 replies · 2,943+ views
    Guide to Local MediaLocate media in your zip code, gives you links to YOUR local media with phone, e-mail etc info. Free Internet Fax Service Free E-Mail to Fax from your computer, just fill in form on page , they do the rest. Make sure you enter fax # like this 12025551212 (no spaces or -) Areas they SEND free faxes to includes ALL of WASH. DC Area Code 202 Is the number you want them to SEND FREE FAX covered? Complete list of areas they SEND FREE FAXES to
  • Jim Emerson: On celebrities, Politics, and movie critics (shilling for Roger Ebert)

    11/06/2004 3:59:04 PM PST · by weegee · 30 replies · 7,026+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 14, 2004 | Jim Emerson, Editor of
    By Jim Emerson Editor, October 14, 2004Who's the, uh, biggest villain in "Team America"? Kim Jong Il or Hollywood celebrities?"You should learn to keep your opinions OUT of your reviews!" Every critic I know has received at least one letter like that from an indignant reader. Of course, it's an absurd proposition; critics are paid to express their opinions, and the good ones (who exercise what is known across all disciplines as "critical thinking") are also able to cite examples and employ sound reasoning to build an argument, showing you how and why they reached their verdict. Well, since...

    11/06/2004 12:25:33 PM PST · by forest · 62 replies · 5,256+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #324 ^ | 11-7-04 | Doug Fiedor
    The first thing we have to realize is that media liberals tried to throw the election for the party of the ass again. Of course, this newsletter's readers were alerted[1] back in issue 321 (Another Election Reporting SNAFU Coming Up). In a nutshell, the failed Voter News Service was replaced by two groups headed by former CBS News reporters with their election results funneled to Associated Press to tabulate and disseminate to media outlets. So, we had the very-left (Bush Administration haters) AP essentially programming most news outlets on election results. AP will never be confused with fair and balanced...
  • Serious question about Brit Bashing on Free Republic...

    11/05/2004 2:53:54 PM PST · by BritishBulldog · 529 replies · 7,164+ views
    Just lately (noticeably since the US election result) there seems to be an awful lot of anti-British sentiment on here (there always was a little but I put that down to a handful of xenophobic kiddies) What I would like to know is do most Freepers now share the low opinion that some (many) on here seem to have of our nation or is it just a small (but very vocal) minority of morons? I've enjoyed this forum (for the relatively short time that I've contributed) and have always liked Americans in general, but I now find myself reconsidering my...
  • Michael Moore finally issues comments on Bush victory!

    11/05/2004 12:08:20 AM PST · by NY Patriot · 18 replies · 1,333+ views
    Well the fat SOB has finally come out from under his pile of candy bar & cheese burger wrappers to comment on GWB's victory...
  • A letter from Michael Moore...

    11/05/2004 11:25:23 AM PST · by kiki04 · 79 replies · 3,666+ views
    Michael Moore ^ | 11/5/04 | Michael Moore
    11/5/04 Dear Friends, Ok, it sucks. Really sucks. But before you go and cash it all in, let's, in the words of Monty Python, 'always look on the bright side of life!' There IS some good news from Tuesday's election. Here are 17 reasons not to slit your wrists: 1. It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again. 2. Bush's victory was the NARROWEST win for a sitting president since Woodrow Wilson in 1916. 3. The only age group in which the majority voted for Kerry was young adults (Kerry: 54%, Bush: 44%), proving...