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  • This Year’s Greatest Television Moment: a most unexpected denunciation of ObamaCare

    08/15/2009 9:49:41 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 40 replies · 1,870+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 14, 2009 | John Perazzo
    Credit must be given where it’s due. Earlier this week MSNBC’s Ed Schultz treated his viewers to two of the finest minutes of television that anyone, anywhere, has seen in years. Not, mind you, because of anything Schultz said, but because of what one of his guests said to him. It was one of those deeply satisfying moments when we got to see a knee-jerk Obama lapdog like Schultz spend several minutes spewing his trademark leftist claptrap, only to be dramatically ambushed by a guest who Schultz thought was going to do nothing more than dutifully rubber-stamp everything he had...
  • One more from the left: Free Republic Pulls Thread Bashing Malia Obama

    07/10/2009 9:53:00 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 702 replies · 28,171+ views
    DailyKOS ^ | Fri Jul 10, 2009 | by CatM
    Yesterday, theHalfrican posted a link to the Free Republic Website where several of its regular members were bashing Malia Obama for wearing a peace symbol t-shirt. The thread had several derogotary, racist, and sexual remarks about Malia. It also included a picture of Michelle Obama speaking to Malia that was accompanied with a racist caption. I wrote the media contact at Free Republic yesterday, kristinn@bellatlantic.net, questioning the nature of the posters and the site: Hello. I am an independent writer developing a book about the grassroots conservative movement online, of which your site, Free Republic, is included as a primary...
  • Washington Post sells access, $25,000+

    07/02/2009 5:46:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 1,888+ views
    WashPost sells access, $25,000+ By: Mike Allen July 2, 2009 08:04 AM EST For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post is offering lobbyists and association executives off the record, non-confrontational access to "those powerful few" — Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and the paper’s own reporters and editors. The astonishing offer is detailed in a flier circulated Wednesday to a health-care lobbyist, who provided it to a reporter because the lobbyist said he feels it’s a conflict for the paper to charge for access to, as the flier says, its “health care reporting and editorial staff." The offer—which essentially...
  • Press + Institutions = Presstitution

    07/02/2009 9:50:19 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 10 replies · 483+ views
    The Washington Post is marketing to institutional executives and lobbyists dinners with congressmen, Obama officials and its own reporters, according to Politico.com. The "salons" will be held at the home of CEO and Publisher Katharine Weymouth. Price for access ranges from $25,000 to $250,000, according to the flier. So much for the role of watchdog. At least now, there is no excuse for doubting everything you read. The new service was made known to the general public by a health-care lobbyist offended by the policy. The flier baldly said the dinners would provide access to the paper's “health care reporting...
  • Is Obama laundering federal money to GE through Michigan?

    07/01/2009 11:35:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1,119+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7/1/09 | Steve Milloy
    General Electric is getting yet more taxpayer money, possibly laundered federal money, to subsidize its business. A GE press release announced that the state of Michigan will provide GE with $60 million to build a $100 million “technology & software center” — what used to be known as an “office building.”
  • Business reporters confess news sins while U.S. economy collapsed

    04/27/2009 7:43:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 86 replies · 1,685+ views
    The Colorado Independent ^ | 27 April 2009 | John Tomasic
    In a windowless room at the Westin Hotel in downtown Denver, leading business journalists and editors explained how the media “blew it” in covering the economic meltdown. They admitted, on one hand, to falling under the sway of free-market ideology and celebrating risk-taking financial leaders and, on the other, to missing the complex story of the rupturing system by only reporting it in parts and to almost no effect for the past decade. Although not planned as confession, the discussion, which kicked off the annual conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), quickly descended into an...
  • INFREAKINGCREDIBLE !

    03/30/2009 8:54:41 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 90 replies · 4,378+ views
    American Spectator ^ | MARCH 30, 2009 | Robert Stacy McCain
    The journalistic legacy of Walter Duranty, Herbert Matthews and Jayson Blair is alive and well at the New York Times: A lawyer involved with legal action against Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) told a House Judiciary subcommittee on March 19 The New York Times had killed a story in October that would have shown a close link between ACORN, Project Vote and the Obama campaign because it would have been a "a game changer."
  • Some In Press Corps Laugh At White House’s Anti-Cheney, Limbaugh Jibe

    03/16/2009 2:29:14 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 62 replies · 3,285+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I recently heard a talking ahead proclaim that the Obama administration had decided its anti-Rush offensive had run its course and that it would abandoning the campaign. Guess not. At today’s press briefing, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs took yet another swipe at Rush, and former VP Dick Cheney. What made it more notable was that at least some in the White House press corps could be heard laughing out loud at this latest attempt at humor. It was a question from CNN’s Ed Henry, asking Gibbs to respond to the criticism Cheney had leveled at the Obama administration...
  • Maddow: You Take Mr. Barack’s Dime, You Support Mr. Barack’s Policies

    03/12/2009 7:28:46 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies · 1,565+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Barack Obama bought and paid for these banks. They better get in line behind his plan to abolish the secret ballot in unionization elections. That’s Rachel Maddow’s position. The MSNBC host is furious that banks taking bail-out funds have the audacity to do what they think is in the best interest of their businesses, instead of supporting the president’s scheme to do away with what most Americans consider a sacred element of democracy: the secret ballot. Apparently Citi and Bank of America have hosted conference calls in which opposition was expressed to the Obama-backed, Orwellian-named, Employee Free Choice Act, which...
  • The Artificial Reality of the Matrix Media

    01/17/2009 11:56:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 833+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 15, 2009 | Selwyn Duke
    A common defense of error today is to say, with due indignation, "I have a right to my opinion!"  Legally this is true, given that our First Amendment is extant.  But as G.K. Chesterton once said, "Having the right to do something is not at all the same as being right in doing it."  There is no moral right to an immoral opinion -- nor to one bred of emotionalism unconstrained by reason -- nor to a deceitful one. More than ever, Americans are realizing that this isn't a sentiment to which the mainstream media subscribes.  In fact, with how...
  • FREEDOM OF THE PRESS BAILOUT

    01/02/2009 7:36:12 AM PST · by andrew roman · 2 replies · 235+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 2 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    With each passing day, it seems that the number of industries in the United States not asking for a chunk of the bailout loaf dwindles. If somehow belly-button lint were a commodity, you can wager your last nickel that representatives of the American navel lobby would be banging at bailout’s door for a touch.With so many entities begging for their own wedge of government rescue, does it surprise anyone that the newspaper industry is the latest to come a-mooching? That papers are struggling all across the country isn't news to anyone - nor should it be. The Old Grey Lady...
  • Chinese Government Blocks Internet Access to New York Times

    12/27/2008 11:59:32 PM PST · by John Semmens · 26 replies · 704+ views
    Computer users in China found themselves unable to log onto the New York Times web site this week. The site has been blocked by the Chinese Communist government for “politically unacceptable content.” “While we are hesitant to take such action against a publication that has been of inestimable assistance to the Chinese People’s Republic, we are ashamed to say that the editorial content has become dangerous,” said Dung Chiao Mein, Minister of Electronic Communications for the Chinese government. The “dangerous content” is purported to be the paper’s “rabid animus against commerce.” “The Times has become depressingly and appallingly ‘left wing’...
  • New York Times Blames President Bush for President Clinton's Mess

    12/27/2008 8:00:38 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 32 replies · 2,000+ views
    Political Machine via AOL news ^ | Dec 27th 2008 | Mark Impomeni
    There is a rush on in some quarters of the liberal mainstream press to blame President Bush for anything and everything that could cause grief to the incoming Obama Administration. The New York Times, one of the usual suspects, takes its turn today with an article that attempts to lay blame at the feet of Bush for a chain of events that has it's root in the decisions of President Bill Clinton.
  • NY Times: Nov. Was So Terrible, Even Our Internet Ads Were Down (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/24/2008 6:12:18 AM PST · by abb · 62 replies · 2,060+ views
    Earlier this month, executives at the New York Times (NYT) warned investors that they had a miserable November. They weren’t kidding. The grim details are here, but I’ll save you some time: * Revenue was down 13.9%, an acceleration from October’s 9.4% drop. * Ad revenue was down 20.9%, an acceleration from October’s 16.2% drop. * The really awful news: Internet ad revenue and overall Internet revenue actually declined in November, down 3.8% and 2.6%, respectively. In the good old days of 2007, the Times could at least say that while print revenue growth was slowing to a halt, Internet...
  • The Real Story Behind the Rushed Blagojevich Bust . . . .

    12/14/2008 5:53:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 147 replies · 12,247+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/14/08 | Cam Simpson
    Conventional wisdom holds that U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald ordered the FBI to arrest Rod Blagojevich before sunrise Tuesday in order to stop a crime from being committed. That would have been the sale of the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. But the opposite is true: Members of Fitzgerald’s team are livid the scheme didn’t advance, at least for a little longer, according to some people close to Fitzgerald’s office. Why? Because had the plot unfolded, they might have had an opportunity most feds can only dream of: A chance to catch the sale of a Senate seat on...
  • Gregory and 'MTP' Guests Defend Blago: It's 'How the World Works'

    The media defense of disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and corruption in politics continued Sunday morning as new "Meet the Press" host David Gregory, along with his guests, actually defended Blago's actions as "pay to play" business as usual that's just "part of the system" and "how the world works." Such seems an astounding about face from the press's disgust and incessant focus on the so-called "Republican culture of corruption" that surrounded the reporting of former Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay's travails in 2006, as well as the attention given to Jack Abramoff the same year in order to assist...
  • Read all about it! US newspapers fall prey to the internet and recession

    12/13/2008 11:00:46 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 21 replies · 1,033+ views
    The Times ^ | 12/13/2008 | James Bone
    The American journalist was once a notoriously hard-boiled character with sharp elbows and a press pass tucked into the band of his fedora. In the era of the classic film The Front Page, set in the 1920s, reporters from rival city dailies used their most devious means to get the drop on the rest and claim a scoop. Now those local stories may be “outsourced” to be written by a low-paid journalist in India and posted on the internet instead. The US newspaper industry is in a full-blown crisis that has seen its business model dynamited by technology and its...
  • Battered U.S. media prays for its bailout (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/29/2008 4:35:52 AM PST · by abb · 38 replies · 996+ views
    Toronto Globe & Mail ^ | November 28, 2008 | Richard Siklos
    Has there ever been a less fun time to be a media mogul? This was supposed to be a banner year for the U.S. media industry, with the happy confluence of a presidential election campaign and the Olympics. Instead, 2008 has been pretty much a writeoff. Some parts of the industry - particularly local U.S. media - have seen their sales fall off a cliff and their long-term viability as business models called into question as a consequence of the shakeout in the financial services companies and car makers, two of the largest advertising categories. "It looks like 2008 will...
  • The Media's "Obama Remorse"

    11/28/2008 11:58:37 AM PST · by lewisglad · 118 replies · 3,921+ views
    CBS News ^ | NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2008 | Jon Friedman
    I'm starting to feel a little guilty about the media's treatment of President-elect Barack Obama -- and I may not be the only one. Chalk it up to a phenomenon I'd like to call "Obama-remorse." You know how you feel buyer's remorse after you've spent a lot of dough on some big-ticket item, only to realize that you might have made a mistake? Well, it's going to happen to the president-elect as well. Perhaps this sort of recognition prompted Washington Post media writer Howard Kurtz to do an incisive piece called "A Giddy Sense of Boosterism" on Nov. 17. As...
  • How Mainstream Media Destroys Democracy, What To Do About It

    11/21/2008 10:17:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 73 replies · 1,469+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | November 20, 2008 | Herb Denenberg
    One of the most powerful media figures has blamed the newspapers downward plunge in circulation and profits on the fact that they have forfeited the trust and loyalty of their readers. But I think his basis for saying this is misplaced or incomplete. According to Rupert Murdoch, who offered this diagnosis of newspaper troubles, the problem lies in the "complacency and condescension" in some newsrooms. He says, "The complacency stems from having enjoyed a monopoly - and now finding they have to compete for an audience they once took for granted. The condescension that many show their readers is an...
  • VIDEO: How Smart People Became ‘Morons’ On Election Day 2008, Because Of ‘Grave&#8

    Just How Did Obama Get Elected The 44th President Of The United States? On November 4th, 2008 millions of Americans were shocked that a man of Barack Obama’s limited experience, extreme liberal positions and radical political alliances could be elected President of the United States. For many of these Americans, the explanation was rather simple… the news media, completely enamored with Obama, simply refused to do their job. On Election day twelve Obama voters were interviewed extensively right after they voted to learn how the news media impacted their knowledge of what occurred during the campaign. These voters were chosen...
  • Mainsteam Media Continues To Ignore Responsibilities, Damage America

    11/12/2008 8:46:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies · 971+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | November 12, 2008 | Herb Denenberg
    I thought after the mainstream media had succeeded in electing its anointed candidate for president and after they had acted as an unofficial campaign manger for Sen. Barack Obama, that there might be some return to journalistic principles. The conventional wisdom is that once in office, the mainstream media subjects the president to relentless criticism. So I thought there might be a slight letup in the biased, dishonest and fraudulent journalism flooding forth from the mainstream media to advance Sen. Obama and the Democratic Party. But as I checked magazines and newspapers and listened to President-Elect Obama's first press conference,...
  • Desperate times in the newspaper business lead to drastic measures (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/09/2008 12:35:11 PM PST · by abb · 30 replies · 239+ views
    Ft. Worth Star Telegram ^ | November 9, 2008 | MITCHELL SCHNURMAN
    The Star-Telegram used to be a special business. For decades, the Fort Worth newspaper had some of the strongest numbers anywhere, stoked by a fast-growth market and big-city competition. With almost 400 journalists at its peak, it staffed one of the largest newsrooms for a paper its size and had a fat news hole for stories. Profit margins sometimes hit 30 percent, justifying the large head count and making the Star-Telegram a cash-generating machine. That’s all yesterday’s news. Newspapers across the nation are facing their own economic crisis, and they’ve cut more than 24,000 jobs in the past year. The...
  • Toast

    11/04/2008 4:37:01 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 18 replies · 3,102+ views
    seanmalstrom.wordpress.com ^ | November 3, 2008 | seanmalstrom
    I’ve checked my email, and I have over a hundred new messages. And I can’t get to anything resorting to ‘Sean Malstrom’ due to real life situations. Luckily I changed my career gears long ago. But my old profession of political analysis is going to be absolutely destroyed. I still think McCain will win the election and do so by a larger margin than Bush did in 2004. When this happens, a hurricane of outrage will be unleashed at the political analysis business, mostly the pollsters. People will demand to know how they could be so off. In other...
  • Sam Zell Bucks His Own Papers -- Gives Mucho Bucks to McCain

    11/01/2008 12:59:17 PM PDT · by WilliamReading · 14 replies · 552+ views
    NEW YORK While Sam Zell's biggest newspapers, the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, made history endorsing a Democrat, Barack Obama, this year, he has been busy giving tens of thousands of dollars in contributions to Obama's opponent, Sen. John McCain. Among other CEOs: Rupert Murdoch has given $2,300 to McCain, Richard Scaife and Philip Anschutz have heavily backed Republicans, while William Dean Singleton has pretty much sat it out while his fellow MediaNews honcho Richard Scudder has funded Obama. A review of several online campaign donation sites shows Zell, listed as the chairman of his Equity Group Investments, donated...
  • (VANITY) Guaranteed way to get LA Times to release the tape:

    10/29/2008 12:39:24 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 17 replies · 872+ views
    Yossarian's fermented brain | 10/29/08 | Yossarian
    I hereby submit the following proposal which I guarantee will cause the LA Times to release the Obama-Khalidi Party tape: Just copy and paste the following to russ.stanton@latimes.com : Dear Mr. Stanton, Editor of the mighty Los Angeles Times: I write to you regarding a matter of great national security. I am quite worried that the LA Times may be tempted by public pressure to release materials that would set back our nations war against terror. My business provides lunch catering to the CIA's training facilities for agents looking to infiltrate Middle Eastern terrorist organizations. (You should stop by and...
  • Media to Republicans: We're Sorry (Yeah right!)

    09/05/2008 6:21:26 PM PDT · by Sneakyuser · 62 replies · 221+ views
    CREATORS SYNDICATE INC ^ | 08/04/2008 | Roger Simon
    Media to Republicans: We're Sorry ST. PAUL, Minn. — On behalf of the media, I would like to say we are sorry. On behalf of the elite media, I would like to say we are very sorry. We have asked questions this week that we should never have asked. We have asked pathetic questions like: Who is Sarah Palin? What is her record? Where does she stand on the issues? And is she is qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency? We have asked mean questions like: How well did John McCain know her before he selected her?...
  • Profit Plunge at the New York Times (DOWN 82%!)

    07/23/2008 8:16:25 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 98 replies · 488+ views
    FOX Business ^ | 7/23/08
    The New York Times (NYT: 13.07, +0.21, +1.63%) fell as low as $12.38 this morning after its second quarter earnings missed estimates. Profits plunged 82% to $21 mn versus the $118 mn posted in the same period a year ago, a period that was helped along by the one-time sale of an asset. The share plunge is the lowest since July 1995. Print ads dollars at the Times continue to shrivel, sending operating income in a nosedive, as ad dollars continued their inexorable march toward the Internet. Hotels, automakers, airlines, all hurt by high energy prices, have pulled back sharply....
  • Photographer Detained After Filming Taliban Execution of Two Women in Afghanistan

    07/19/2008 11:11:15 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies · 184+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/19/2008 | Ahmad Shuja
    The Afghan journalist who filmed and photographed the July 12 execution of two women by the Taliban says he was detained and held for two days by authorities in Afghanistan for suspected ties to terrorists. The footage and photographs of the executions were distributed by the Associated Press and widely circulated on the Internet, giving rise to suspicions that the photographer, Rahmatullah Naikzad, was connected with the Taliban. In an exclusive telephone interview, Naikzad told FOXNews.com that he turned himself in to Afghan authorities early this week and was held in custody and investigated for 48 hours. He said officials...
  • Braggistan in the America of the Imagination: Why the military loses the information war

    07/19/2008 12:15:02 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies · 105+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2008 | Andrew Klavan
    I kept thinking back to all those antimilitary movies I’d seen and to left-wing journals like the New York Times, which consistently highlight military abuses and failures while obscuring and downplaying military heroism and advances. The servicemen I was training with were clearly smart, expert, and committed to excellence in the defense of their country. They also seemed a lot more mentally stable than most of the screenwriters, journalists, and academics I know, though that’s not saying much. Yet Hollywood and our left-wing media, as well as our antimilitary professoriate, can be quite convincing when, say, they portray an isolated...
  • CBS Evening News ratings hit new low as speculation continues over Couric job

    05/11/2008 3:20:10 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 36 replies · 104+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | May 11, 2008 | staff
    NEW YORK — The "CBS Evening News" audience has taken a noticeable dip ever since the latest round of speculation over Katie Couric's job. The broadcast averaged 5.34 million viewers last week, breaking a record low for CBS News' flagship show that had been set the week before, according to Nielsen Media Research. The "CBS Evening News" - No. 3 in a three-way competition - had nearly 2.5 million fewer viewers than No. 2. NBC's "Nightly News" led with 8.02 million viewers last week (5.5 rating, 12 share), with ABC's "World News" averaging 7.79 million (5.4, 12). CBS had a...
  • Newsweek’s Lie About Koran-Flushing At Gitmo Continues To Bear Fruit

    05/09/2008 9:41:57 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 152+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | May 9, 2008 | see-dubya
    By see-dubya • May 9, 2008 01:55 AM For what it’s worth, the New York Times reports that the U.S.’s designated new commander in Pakistan, General James Hood, has not been allowed to take up his new job. He had served as commander of Gitmo, and although he actually did away with some of the roughest forms of interrogation there and won some (grudging) praise from human rights groups, his legacy in the Middle East is tainted by Newsweek’s lie: General Hood, who took command of the detention center at Guantánamo Bay in March 2004, shortly before the Abu Ghraib...
  • Washington Post profit drops on Newsweek retirement charge (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/02/2008 7:45:24 AM PDT · by abb · 15 replies · 201+ views
    Yahoo Biz ^ | May 2, 2008 | Matthew Barakat
    The Washington Post Co. on Friday reported a 39 percent drop in first quarter profit, hurt by an early retirement program charge at Newsweek and a continued loss of revenue from its newspapers. The Washington-based corporation said earnings fell to $38.8 million, or $4.08 per share, compared with $63.9 million, or $6.70 per share, a year earlier. The company said revenue climbed 8 percent to $1.06 billion from $985.6 million. Quarterly results included a $15.3 million, or $1.60 per share, expense related to Newsweek's early retirement program. Even excluding the costs of the retirement program, earnings fell well below the...
  • A New Record Low For ‘CBS Evening News’ (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/22/2008 10:47:20 AM PDT · by abb · 53 replies · 186+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 22, 2008 | Brian Stelter
    One week after media reports cast doubts about Katie Couric’s future on the “CBS Evening News,” the third-place broadcast set a new record low for viewership. The “CBS Evening News” attracted an average of 5.39 million viewers last week, placing the newscast more than two million viewers behind the second-place “World News with Charles Gibson” on ABC (7.51 million). The “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” ranked No. 1 for the week with 8.17 million viewers. While the network nightly newscasts have posted audience declines for more than two decades, a new record low for the “Evening News” will likely...
  • (New York) Times: 'We Expect' Layoffs (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/15/2008 6:09:08 PM PDT · by abb · 36 replies · 77+ views
    New York Observer ^ | April 15, 2008 | John Koblin
    The New York Times announced that it's all but a done deal that the paper will have to layoff staffers in the newsroom. The drop-dead deadline is fast approaching for the staffers in The New York Times newsroom to raise their hand and volunteer for a buyout. An internal memo from the paper's assistant managing editor, Bill Schmidt, just went out and said that "we expect" that the buyout numbers aren't looking good and that for the first time the paper will be forced to cut the newsroom through layoffs. "While layoffs have become all too common across our industry,...
  • America's Fifth Column - Aiding and Abetting Our Enemies

    04/06/2008 7:15:44 AM PDT · by PlainOleAmerican · 57 replies · 124+ views
    Capitol Hill ^ | April 6, 2008 | JB Williams
    America has a growing enemy within. This enemy is referred to by experts as America’s Fifth Column. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, the term Fifth Column refers to “A clandestine group or faction of subversive agents who attempt to undermine a nation’s solidarity [unity] by any means at their disposal.” As Britannica notes, the term is credited to Emilio Mola Vidal, a Nationalist general during the Spanish Civil War (1936–39). As four of his army columns moved on Madrid, the general referred to his militant supporters within the capital as his “fifth column,” intent on undermining the loyalist government from within....
  • Pinched to Death at the New York Times

    04/05/2008 6:45:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 61+ views
    AMERICAN DIGEST ^ | April 5, 2008
    Sometime, within the next twelve to eighteen months, the average circulation of the weekday edition of the New York Times will drop below one million. This event marks the continuing decline in the fortunes of what had been the U.S. newspaper of record as the New York Times' average circulation has been well above this level for decades. "Hey, Pinch happens."
  • Over 100 Staffers Leave Newsweek

    03/30/2008 4:45:37 PM PDT · by MrEdd · 32 replies · 1,507+ views
    RADAR ^ | 3 30 2008 | Charles Kaiser
    The staff of Newsweek will shrink dramatically, after 111 staffers on its news and business sides accepted a buyout last week. Among those leaving are some of the magazine's best-known, most-admired and longest-service critics, including David Gates, David Ansen and Cathleen McGuigan. Harold Shain, a former president of the magazine who moved over to sister publication Budget Travel at the beginning of this year, is also departing. 146 staffers were offered the chance to leave the magazine, with as much as two years of their current salary as a departing bonus, depending on their age and length of service. The...
  • Ted Rall Declares Afghan War "Unwinnable"

    03/04/2008 10:46:56 PM PST · by MadJack · 30 replies · 157+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Tue Mar 4, 6:47 PM ET | Ted Rall
    NEW YORK--Five years after the Republicans got us into war against Iraq, Democrats want to double down on a war that's even more unjustifiable and unwinnable--the one against Afghanistan. By any measure, U.S. troops and their NATO allies are getting their asses kicked in the country that Reagan's CIA station chief for Pakistan called "the graveyard of empires." Afghanistan currently produces a record 93 percent of the world's opium. Suicide bombers are killing more U.S.-aligned troops than ever. Stonings are back. The Taliban and their allies, "defeated" in 2001, control most of the country--and may recapture the capital of Kabul...
  • Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper

    02/24/2008 5:46:33 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 16 replies · 161+ views
    Commentary ^ | May, '05 | Daniel Johnson
    This book tells the story about how the most powerful newspaper in the world failed to inform its readers that the most horrible crime in history was taking place in occupied Europe. The New York Times did not ignore the Nazi persecution of the Jews but its failure was to make no distinction between random persecution and genocide. Laurel Leff demonstrates that the correspondents, the editors, and, especially the publisher of the Times, had the information they needed in order to grasp what was going on. Yet they quite cold-bloodedly downplayed the scale and significance of the unfolding tragedy; not...
  • Web of deceit

    01/28/2008 3:33:59 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 14 replies · 98+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | January 28, 2008 | Editorial
    "Bush lied, people died," has been the loopy left's mantra since 2003: The president fabricated evidence about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction and al-Qaida's ties to Iraq to inflame support for invading Iraq. These claims have been refuted countless times, but refuse to die. The evidence of Hussein's WMDs was so convincing that Congress overwhelmingly approved the use of military force against Iraq and more than three dozen countries joined the United States in liberating Iraq. Intelligence agencies had it wrong, but stating information he had no reason to believe is false doesn't make President Bush a liar. Meanwhile,...
  • The Mainstream Media Is No Longer A Relevant Source of Information

    01/18/2008 7:50:32 PM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 24 replies · 139+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | January 18, 2008 | By Dave Gibson
    At one time, the American press was well-respected throughout the world. They earned that respect with hard work, honesty, and by reporting on important stories. Unfortunately, the MSM has abandoned all of those principles which has rendered them completely irrelevant. They now spend their time reporting on the latest drunken antics of celebrity tarts such as Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. The press now seems obsessed with whether or not Lindsay Lohan is still in rehab. Their other obsession is with the unproven and unscientific reports of global warming. Of course, they will still take time out from these issues...
  • AMERICANS SLAM NEWS MEDIA ON BELIEVABILITY (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/09/2008 1:50:43 PM PST · by abb · 21 replies · 383+ views
    Sacred Heart University ^ | January 8, 2008 | Jerry C. Lindsley
    SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY NEWS Contacts: Funda Alp, 203-396-8241, alpf@sacredheart.edu John Galayda, 203-371-7751, galaydaj@sacredheart.edu For Immediate Release January 8, 2008 AMERICANS SLAM NEWS MEDIA ON BELIEVABILITY Americans see: * Growing media attempts to influence public opinion and policieS * Poor quality * A strong liberal bent in most media * Fox News, CNN and NBC as the most accurate FAIRFIELD, Conn.—A Sacred Heart University Poll found significantly declining percentages of Americans saying they believe all or most of media news reporting. In the current national poll, just 19.6% of those surveyed could say they believe all or most news media reporting....
  • Hillary Clinton’s corruption and the mainstream media’s treason

    12/02/2007 8:12:30 PM PST · by Cassandra Oz · 25 replies · 220+ views
    Brookes News ^ | 19th November 2007 | Gerard Jackson
    Electorates are generally known for having short memories. Unfortunately this kind of memory loss can be hazardous to the body politic and a nation’s economic welfare. This is why electorates need to be periodically reminded of the misdeeds and inordinate ambitions of those who lust for power. In a country that had an honest media this job could be safely left to crusading journalists. Unfortunately the American media are so thoroughly corrupt and politically bigoted that they have become a significant threat to America’s national security and the democratic process. In short, they have joined America’s enemies.
  • Digging out more CNN/YouTube plants: (at least four plants exposed so far)

    11/29/2007 2:16:26 AM PST · by rawhide · 284 replies · 2,695+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | November 29, 2007 12:47 AM | Michelle Malkin
    Abortion questioner is declared Edwards supporter (and a slobbering Anderson Cooper fan); Log Cabin Republican questioner is declared Obama supporter; lead toy questioner is a prominent union activist for the Edwards-endorsing United Steelworkers
  • McClatchy Takes $1.37 Billion 3Q Charge (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/08/2007 3:47:18 PM PST · by abb · 28 replies · 115+ views
    Yahoo Biz ^ | November 8, 2007 | Staff
    McClatchy Takes $1.37 Billion Charge in Third Quarter, Swings to Loss SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- McClatchy Co. pinpointed the size of a previously announced accounting charge at $1.37 billion on Thursday, pushing the newspaper publishing company to a loss in the third quarter. In October, the publisher had announced it would take a charge to reflect the poor conditions in the newspaper business and its falling share price, but it did not specify the amount. McClatchy, whose papers include The Miami Herald, The Charlotte Observer and The Sacramento Bee, reported a loss of $1.35 billion or $16.40 per share for...
  • The media's Iraq con job: journalists using 'flat-out deceit' in reporting

    11/02/2007 11:54:30 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 123+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 11/3/07 | By Matt Sanchez
    I'm convinced that when the United States went to war in April of 2003, the media drew arms as well, and although professional neutrality is key to reporting the news, I'm not always sure how many members of the press have chosen sides. When I first got to Iraq six months ago, I had my fingers crossed. I literally had no idea what I would find. My biggest fear was that I'd see a group of very discouraged men and women trying to implement a failing policy. I thought I'd see Iraqis poorly coping with an oppressive American military. What...
  • Our Depressogenic Media

    10/29/2007 4:41:00 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 14 replies · 112+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 29, 2007 | James Lewis
    Can the media make you sick? It is a real question. Do you read a news headline and get that sinking feeling in your stomach? Or have you learned to avoid those headlines completely? I know one woman who can burst into tears from reading the newspaper. A medical doctor I know feels close to despair on an everyday basis, set off by media headlines --- most of which are dubious or plain false. Other people I know hate George W. Bush, not because of anything real, but because they have been constantly indoctrinated with media falsehoods, day after day...
  • Hillary Planned Bloggergate in 1995

    10/29/2007 4:14:43 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 59 replies · 271+ views
    Poe.com ^ | October 29, 2007 | Richard Lawrence Poe
    by Richard Lawrence Poe Monday, October 29, 2007 Permanent LinkMore Columns LAST WEEK this column unveiled Bloggergate, a massive effort by Hillary Clinton to tilt the blogosphere in her favor, by subsidizing leftwing bloggers. Hillary’s ambition to control the Internet did not form overnight. She was already pondering how to do it in 1995. Of course, no one used the word "blogger" in 1995. In those days, online forums called "newsgroups" provided the medium of choice for anti-Clinton writers. Hillary formed a special task force within the White House Counsel’s office to fight the New Media. As noted in...
  • Negroponte (L.O.S.T.)

    10/09/2007 2:53:27 PM PDT · by processing please hold · 10 replies · 442+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | October 9, 2007 | Cliff Kincaid
    Do you think our "adversary press" is on the lookout for government lies? Consider the false testimony (web site) before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte on behalf of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). This is a treaty that our media want passed by the Senate. So they are letting his lies go completely unchallenged. One of the most audacious lies was that, despite the fact that the treaty carries the name "United Nations" in its title, it is not a U.N. treaty. Negroponte's testimony included several "myths"...