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  • AJC posts -- then pulls -- racially insensitive tweet

    10/23/2013 2:40:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    WXIA Atlanta 11 | October 23, 2013 | Michael King
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  • Caption Weiner

    07/24/2013 5:44:10 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 63 replies
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  • Turkish 'Incendiary Words Have Tragic Consequences', Says AJC

    07/03/2013 5:06:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/13 | Rina Tzvi
    “Incendiary words can have tragic consequences,” David Harris, Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) warned on Wednesday in response to claims by a Turkish official that world Jewry is behind the recent wave of protests in the country. The most recent charge came from Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay, who accused foreign powers and Jews of encouraging the protests that began in Istanbul at the end of May. “There are some circles that are jealous of Turkey’s growth. They are all uniting, on one side the Jewish diaspora,” said Atalay, the Turkish daily Hurriyet reported. “You saw the...
  • Fight Against Secularism Unites Jews, Catholics, Pope Says

    06/25/2013 6:40:09 PM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 06/25/2013 | CNA/EWTN NEWS
    VATICAN CITY Christians and Jews can work together to challenge the contemporary problems of secularism and disrespect for the human person, Pope Francis told representatives of Judaism in a Vatican audience. Humanity needs our joint witness in favor of respect for the dignity of man and woman created in the image and likeness of God and in favor of peace, which is, above all, Gods gift, the Bishop of Rome told members of the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations June 24. Friendly relations are, in a way, the basis for the development of a more official dialogue, he...
  • Israel to keep new US security adviser busy (Susan Rice, Samantha Power)

    06/06/2013 11:01:26 AM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/05/2013 19:59 | JTA
    Susan Rice has said that a huge portion of her work at the United Nations was defending Israels legitimacy. Her new job will likely be no less Israel-centric. snip Rice has scored mostly high marks from Jewish groups for her defense of Israel at the United Nations, although right-wing groups were furious with her in 2011 when she condemned Israels West Bank settlement policies. She did so even as she cast a Security Council veto that nullified a resolution condemning the settlements. In her new job, Rice isnt likely to get an Israel break particularly with Secretary of State...
  • ZOA chief: US Jews shied away from Hagel row

    02/13/2013 6:36:36 PM PST · by haffast · 10 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/13/2013 19:11 | SAM SOKO
    American Jews are frightened of making an issue seem more important to Jews than others, Zionist Organization of America President Morton Klein said on Tuesday. snip The ZOA, which is a member of the Conference of Presidents, was founded in 1897 and is what Klein calls the oldest pro-Israel [organization] in the United States. Discussing his lobbying effort in Washington aimed at blocking the confirmation of secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel, Klein said the ZOA was, aside from the Republican Jewish Coalition, a partisan group, the only major Jewish group to publicly oppose Hagel and [John O.] Brennan. US...
  • Poll shows Jewish support for Obama in Florida down 7 percent from 2008

    09/20/2012 11:01:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | Haviv Rettig Gur
    Support for President Barack Obama among Jews in the state of Florida is down 7 percent on 2008, according to an American Jewish Committee (AJC) poll released Thursday. A total of 69% of Florida Jews said they would vote for Obama in Novembers presidential elections, down from 76% in 2008, the AJC noted. A 7% drop in the Jewish vote likely represents over 50,000 votes in a state that the Republicans won in 2000 by fewer than 600 votes. The 69% figure closely matches the results of a Gallup poll among Jewish voters nationwide from last weekend, which put support...
  • Gingrich: Bolton for Secretary of State

    12/07/2011 11:50:36 AM PST · by Parmenio · 91 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 7, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    In his speech before the Republican Jewish Coalition, Newt Gingrich just pledged that, if elected, he would ask John Bolton to be his secretary of state.
  • Who represents American Jewry?

    10/27/2011 5:39:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/26/2011 | MICHAEL FREUND
    Foxman and friends seem to have forgotten that debate, discussion and yes, even disagreement are precisely what democracy is all about. The American presidential election may be over a year away, but two leading Jewish organizations are already gearing up to assist Barack Obama in his effort to win a second term. In a highly unusual move, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) have joined forces to launch what is being billed as a National Unity Pledge for Israel. The document, which is being widely circulated to garner signatures, ostensibly seeks to promote bipartisan support for...
  • Cynthia Tucker to leave AJC for UGA

    08/10/2011 3:01:11 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 43 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 10, 2011 | Special
    Cynthia Tucker, one of The Atlanta Journal-Constitutions highest-profile columnists for more than 20 years, is leaving the AJC to become a visiting professor at the University of Georgias journalism school. Tucker, who won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2007, assumes her new role Aug. 12, the AJC and UGA announced Wednesday. They said her position at UGA will be part of a partnership between the AJC and the universitys Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Tucker, 56, was editorial page editor of AJC from 2001 to 2009, when she moved to Washington as a political columnist in a...
  • Obama squandered his Oval Office moment (Cynthia Tucker reviews the speech)

    06/16/2010 12:55:53 AM PDT · by tlb · 84 replies · 2,082+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 15, 2010 | Cynthia Tucker
    Obama could have called for a moon shot tonight to make a transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energy, and he failed to do that. He made his first-ever speech in the Oval Office, and he had all three networks at the 8 p.m. slot, and he didnt make good use of it. The speech was flat and uninspiring. He recited a litany of the things the administration has done to try to bring the spill under control, but it was a rehash of things the public has already heard. Yes, hes going to make BP pay. Thats good ...
  • Secretary Clinton to AJC Gala: 'Israel's Security is a Personal Commitment'

    04/30/2010 9:26:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 410+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/30/10 | PRNewswire-USNewswire/
    WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, addressing the AJC Annual Gala tonight, delivered a powerful reaffirmation of the U.S.-Israel relationship, and the shared goal of achieving a negotiated comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace. "Israel's right to exist is non-negotiable and no lasting peace is possible unless that is accepted," said Clinton. "Regional peace must begin with the recognition by every party that the United States will always stand behind Israel's security," said Clinton, adding that guaranteeing Israel's security "is more than a policy position; it is a personal commitment."
  • AJC Welcomes Petraeus Remarks on Israel

    03/25/2010 11:45:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 293+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/25/10 | prn
    NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC warmly welcomed remarks by CENTCOM Commander General David Petraeus in which he denied that the perceived pro-Israel slant of U.S. foreign policy endangers the lives of American troops serving in his area of responsibility, which includes Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • AJC Urges U.S. Administration to Halt Public Denunciations of Israeli Government

    03/15/2010 7:16:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 284+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/15/10 | PR Newswire
    NEW YORK, March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee (AJC) today urged the Obama Administration to call a halt to its public denunciations of the Israeli government and return to the use of language befitting the close relations between Washington and Jerusalem. "Israel made a serious mistake last week in announcing a controversial Jerusalem housing project during Vice President Biden's visit," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "It should not have happened. We fully understand the White House dismay, but Vice President Biden accepted Prime Minister Netanyahu's apology. The shared values that bind the U.S. and Israel, as the...
  • To Our Readers: AJC no longer endorses candidates

    10/10/2009 3:00:09 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 24 replies · 1,642+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | October 9, 2009 | The Editorial Board
    After listening carefully to readers and thinking deeply about the modern role of a newspaper in elections, the AJC Editorial Board is taking a new approach to election coverage, beginning with this Novembers elections. Going forward, our board will use its unique position to work for readers in pursuing with candidates the issues that are critical to the future of our community. The board will provide readers with clear, concise information about candidates positions and records. The AJC will no longer endorse political candidates.
  • AJC: Goldstone Commission is 'Utterly Discredited'

    09/29/2009 4:03:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 204+ views
    breitbart ^ | 9/29/09 | PRNewswire
    NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee sharply criticized South African Judge Richard Goldstone's verbal attack on Israel during a UN Human Rights Council debate concerning his commission's recent report on the Gaza conflict earlier this year. "Judge Goldstone described Israel's own investigations into allegations of wrong-doing by IDF personnel as 'pusillanimous,'" said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "I wonder what is the appropriate word for the Goldstone Commission, which convicted Israel before its investigation had even begun, which barely mentioned the suffering of Israelis living with endless Hamas rocket attacks, and which received its mandate from...
  • U.S. congressman Cantor: There's a place for Jews in GOP

    08/01/2009 9:38:14 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 21 replies · 1,327+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 04:44 02/08/2009 | By Natasha Mozgovaya, Haaretz Correspondent
    Though American Jews make up around 2 percent of the population, they have always enjoyed ample representation in Congress, where they account for around 8 percent of legislators. Only one of them is a Republican, but Rep. Eric Cantor, who will visit Israel this month, says Jews belong in the Republican Party. "I'm a firm believer there is a big place for the American Jewish Community in the Republican Party," says Cantor, 46, a Virginian seen as one of his party's great promises. He says he decided to head the delegation of congressmen to visit Israel this month to counteract...
  • AJC (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) to cut 30 percent of news staff (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    03/25/2009 9:06:46 AM PDT · by abb · 35 replies · 1,062+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 25, 2009 | Staff
    Newspaper to eliminate distribution to 7 outlying counties The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said Wednesday it will cut its full-time news staff by about 90 people, or nearly 30 percent, to lower costs as it tries to regain profitability amid a severe revenue slump. The company also announced it will eliminate distribution to seven more outlying counties, reducing its circulation area to 20 metro Atlanta counties, effective April 26. The cutback will pare daily and Sunday circulation by 2 percent. The AJCs news staff will drop to about 230 full-time positions, down from about 323 currently. Staff members with five or more...
  • I am not Jewish but...The Israelis are fighting the same enemy we are

    03/19/2009 5:54:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 944+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-19-09 | RUPERT MURDOCH
    Over the years, some of my wildest critics seem to have assumed I am Jewish. At the same time, some of my closest friends wish I were. So let me set the record straight: I live in New York. I have a wife who craves Chinese food. And people I trust tell me I practically invented the word "chutzpah." Ladies and gentleman, I am humbled by the honor you have given me - because this award speaks more to your good work than it does to mine. The American Jewish Committee started in response to the persecution of Jews in...
  • AJC Rejects Charles Freeman's 'Scapegoating' of Pro-Israel Community

    03/11/2009 6:21:19 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 5 replies · 360+ views
    Press release ^ | 3/11/09 | AJC
    NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC rejected charges made by Ambassador Charles Freeman blaming the "Israel Lobby" for his decision to withdraw his acceptance of the position of chair of the National Intelligence Council. Freeman was formerly the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and the chair of the Middle East Policy Council, funded in part by the Saudi government. His foreign policy views drew considerable scrutiny.
  • TO OUR READERS:...The path ahead for AJC

    03/09/2009 9:47:26 AM PDT · by Wvoter · 48 replies · 1,463+ views ^ | 8 March 2009 | Julia Wallace, Editor
    By Julia Wallace,The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sunday, March 08, 2009 Two weeks ago, you heard from our publisher, Doug Franklin, about the economic challenges at this newspaper and newspapers across the country. Last week, you heard from our head of sales and marketing about his teams efforts to effectively sell advertising in the Atlanta market. Today, its my turn. I want to give you more detailed information on the content changes ahead in the next two weeks. I also want to respond to your questions to our publisher about what we are doing to make sure our news and editorial pages...
  • The AJC is looking for a new conservative columnist. Could it be you?

    01/29/2009 7:46:05 PM PST · by fkabuckeyesrule · 21 replies · 808+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | January 29, 2009 | n/a
    Dear Readers, Newspapers serve many important roles. We report on the most important stories in our market, we publish the top news from around the region, nation and world, and we present information that helps you make wiser decisions about how to invest your time and money. Every day, in our @issue opinion pages, we also publish commentary, analysis and opinions from our editorial columnists and your neighbors. Our opinion pages serve as a public forum for differing views and lively debate. For more than 20 years, one of the most well-read columns on our opinion pages has been written...
  • Gore, Goldman executive discuss economy (Al Gore & Abby Joseph Cohen)

    01/25/2009 5:00:00 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 499+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer(?) ^ | 01/14/09 | Harold Brubaker
    Posted on Wed, Jan. 14, 2009 Gore, Goldman executive discuss economy By Harold Brubaker Inquirer Staff Writer In speeches yesterday in Philadelphia, a Goldman Sachs strategist said the U.S. economy was not "the 1930s revisited," and Al Gore said short-term thinking had been catastrophic for capitalism. The economy is in an era of swinging between extremes, Goldman's Abby Joseph Cohen said at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce economic-outlook breakfast. "In the course of six to nine months, many investors and many businesspeople have gone from one extreme, fearing rip-roaring inflation, to the other extreme, fearing the extraordinarily negative consequences...
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution is losing $1 million a week

    01/16/2009 11:08:17 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 50 replies · 1,873+ views
    Creative Loafing ^ | 1/16/09 | Scott Henry
    Welcome to the poorhouse. This past Monday, AJC staffers were informed about the sudden retirement of their boss, publisher John Mellott. Perhaps the first question that popped into everyones mind was, Who retires at 51? On Wednesday, during the newspapers quarterly staff meeting, employees got to meet the new publisher, one Doug Franklin, who has years of experience as a veteran newspaper executive. (Mellott, by contrast, had previously run another Cox subsidiary, Dent Wizard.) They were told that the bottom had fallen out of the embattled papers revenues sometime around October, which served to confirm the widely held suspicion that...
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution shrinks circulation area, cuts 156 jobs (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    12/11/2008 2:33:18 AM PST · by abb · 40 replies · 853+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 10, 2008 | Staff
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will reduce its circulation area to 27 counties in and around metro Atlanta and cut 56 full-time and 100 part-time jobs as the media industry faces unprecedented economic challenges, the company said Wednesday. The cutback the third such move since early 2007 will eliminate circulation to 22 counties: Banks, Butts, Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Greene, Habersham, Haralson, Heard, Jackson, Lumpkin, Morgan, Pickens, Rabun, Spalding, Towns, Troup, Union, and White in Georgia, along with Cherokee, Clay and Macon counties in North Carolina. The change is effective Jan. 11. The move will reduce daily and Sunday circulation about...
  • The Left Is In A Quandary Over Palin (Good One From Jim Wooten!)

    09/16/2008 11:08:31 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 31 replies · 331+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 9/16/2008 | Jim Wooten
    How to destroy Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin? Thats the quandary of the left, of the campaign Democrats and the bloggers and other commentators who camp with them. She sailed through the first two tests her introduction to the nation as John McCains running mate and her acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention with an easy self-confidence that alarmed adversaries expecting a deer-in-the-headlights revelation of the former small-town mayors unpreparedness for the duties ahead. One of her greatest tributes came from an independent-thinking feminist and Democrat, Camille Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia....
  • AJC announces section changes, staffing cuts (Dinosaur Media Death Watch)

    07/16/2008 10:50:47 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies · 103+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will cut its workforce by 8 percent, or about 189 jobs, and eliminate all of its geographically targeted news sections as part of a cost-cutting plan announced Wednesday.
  • 'Atlanta Journal-Constitution' Cuts 134 Jobs (Obama embeds lose jobs - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    07/16/2008 8:24:42 AM PDT · by abb · 39 replies · 328+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | July 16, 2008 | Joe Strupp
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will cut its workforce by 8 percent, some 184 jobs, and eliminate its "geographically targeted news sections" as part of a cost-cutting plan the paper announced Wednesday. "The moves come amid an advertising revenue slump that has ravaged the newspaper industry and has been made worse by rising costs for fuel and newsprint," the paper reported. The paper reported that "job cuts, which will occur between August and October, will mainly affect the news and advertising departments at the company. They will be accomplished through voluntary buyouts, layoffs and job eliminations." The company currently has about 2,300...
  • (Editor) Klibanoff resigns from (Atlanta) Journal-Constitution (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    06/24/2008 1:53:09 PM PDT · by abb · 23 replies · 209+ views
    Poynter Online ^ | June 24, 2008 | Jim Romenesko
    Date/Time: 6/24/2008 2:25:24 PM Title: Klibanoff resigns from Journal-Constitution Posted By: Jim Romenesko Memo from Atlanta Journal-Constitution managing editor/news Hank Klibanoff To: The AJC staff From: Hank Date: June 24, 2008 I don't have an anecdotal lede, a way to foreshadow a suspenseful ending, or some clever device to hook you. I have some news that is difficult to write and best served straight up: I am leaving the paper. This is just about the hardest thing I've ever done. In an action-packed six years here, I have fallen fully in love with this newsroom, this staff, this company. We've...
  • 'Atlanta Journal-Constitution' Cuts 21 IT Employees (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    06/19/2008 3:15:49 PM PDT · by abb · 18 replies · 316+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | June 19, 2008 | Joe Strupp
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution eliminated 21 jobs in its information technology department, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, which added the June 18 cuts were part of a restructuring. AJC spokesperson Jennifer Morrow told the paper that 30 full-time positions were eliminated but nine of them were open, resulting in 21 employees cut. The job cuts come less than two months after the paper announced a restructuring of its circulation department, cutting 62 positions and reducing distribution operations down to 49 counties. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the paper saw a daily circulation drop of 8.5% to 326,907, in...
  • The ad Ms. doesn't want you to see ( Liberals hate Israel )

    01/11/2008 11:31:15 AM PST · by george76 · 63 replies · 224+ views
    power line ^ | January 11, 2008 | Scott
    The American Jewish Congress submitted this understated advertisement about the status of women in Israel to Ms. Magazine. Underneath the attractive photographs of Israel's foreign minister (Tzipi Livni), Supreme Court president (Dorit Beinish), and speaker of the Knesset (Dalia Itzik), the ad reads: "This is Israel." I think it is fair to say that in most parts of the United States it would be deemed an utterly innocuous ad. Ms. rejected the ad. Yesterday the AJC issued this press release with the following comments: "What other conclusion can we reach," asked Richard Gordon, President of AJCongress, "... a significant number...
  • If You Build It(Atlanta Journal-Constitution to re-arrange deck chairs)

    11/15/2007 1:46:58 PM PST · by abb · 19 replies · 80+ views
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | November 15, 2007 | Julia M. Klein
    John C. Mellott, the affable publisher of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is moving his forearm up and down like a lever. “This,” he explains, “is the skillful management of a toggle.” Where is a photographer when you really need one? Of course, if I were a “mojo”—“mobile journalist”—for the AJC, I’d have my digital point-and-shoot at the ready, and then I’d whip out my laptop and file something online. That is, if I could figure out precisely what Mellott’s arm gesture means for the future of journalism and the Journal-Constitution. I’ve been asking Mellott to describe the business model behind the...
  • Citing Cobb's policies, Latino leader quits board

    08/03/2007 3:57:05 AM PDT · by panthermom · 3 replies · 202+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 08/02/07 | MARY LOU PICKEL, TOM OPDYKE
    A fissure in Cobb County's relations with its Hispanic community has widened in recent days amid sparring between Cobb and Hispanic leaders. The head of an organization that represents Latino politicians statewide quit the Cobb County Hispanic/Latino Initiative, saying the county has shown a "consistent lack of open, honest and transparent dialog" on issues affecting the Hispanic community.Commission Chairman Sam Olens responded that advocates for the Hispanic community are making the county's actions a "racial'' issue by implying that new rules are targeted at Hispanics. One new ordinance limits the number of adults who can live in a house.
  • Who to Root For? (McKinney vs. AJC/Cynthia Tucker)

    07/28/2007 1:58:49 PM PDT · by jsk10 · 23 replies · 1,107+ views
    AJC ^ | jsk10
    Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) has sued The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and its parent company, Cox Enterprises, claiming the newspaper libeled her in editorials and news articles. The lawsuit also charged that bomb threats were telephoned to her office from the newspaper's office in Cobb County last year.
  • Georgia Congressman Accused of Paying $500G to Family From Campaign Funds (DEM of course)

    05/25/2007 5:21:44 AM PDT · by WBL 1952 · 17 replies · 981+ views
    WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. David Scott has used his campaign account to pay more than $500,000 to four family members and his family's business, according to an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Atlanta Democrat, who graduated from the prestigious Wharton School of Business, also had had more than 40 tax liens some dating to the 1980s and 1990s placed against his home and business, the Atlanta-based Dayn-Mark Advertising.
  • Cynthia Tucker's Alternative Universe

    05/14/2007 6:19:58 AM PDT · by Chickenhawk Warmonger · 33 replies · 1,183+ views
    Opinion Editorials ^ | May 14, 2007 | Robin Mullins Boyd
    Every once in a while I come across an op-ed that leaves me speechless so utterly flabbergasted that I have to walk away for a day before I can come up with a cogent response. That was the case when I read Cynthia Tuckers piece on our worn military committing massacres in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on May 11. Her complete and utter failure to grasp even simple facts still has me shaking my head. Tucker laughingly described Haditha and the Anbar province as restive in November 2005. She must have overlooked the Marines killed in an ambush less...
  • Fear and loathing at the Atlanta Journal Constitution (Drinking and Crying about Job Cuts)

    04/15/2007 9:46:22 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 56 replies · 3,215+ views
    Creative Loafing Atlanta ^ | 4/15/07 | Scott Freeman
    The now-infamous Names in boxes memo at the AJC came out Thursday and, in the words of one staffer, it so emotionally devastated the newsroom that its a miracle an edition of the paper was printed that evening. Essentially, the memo lays out which jobs are going to be kept under the papers re-structuring. More importantly, it also conveys which jobs arent going to be kept. About half the staff had their names in the box. The rest are going to have to apply for new jobs within the newsroom and the fear is, of course, that if you dont...
  • Shameful victory for the intolerant stings

    08/18/2006 11:51:42 AM PDT · by relictele · 7 replies · 491+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 08/18/2006 | Phil McKnight
    According to Goethe, a poet, thinker, statesman and scientist, and the most recognized icon of German culture, "to simply tolerate is an insult." As a participant in the European Enlightenment movement, which clarified and defined how we understand human rights and provided the foundation on which much of the U.S Constitution is based, Goethe advocated that "tolerance should actually only be a transitional attitude, one which must lead to the acceptance of equality."
  • McKinney Claims Defamation, Demands News Retraction

    08/03/2006 2:15:18 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 37 replies · 1,110+ views
    CNS News ^ | August 02, 2006 | Nathan Burchfiel
    United States Rep. Cynthia McKinney, embroiled in controversy since a March 29 altercation with Capitol Hill police and facing a tough Democratic primary in her Georgia district, has demanded that the Atlanta Journal Constitution retract an editorial critical of her. Contrary to other media reports, McKinney has not yet filed a lawsuit against the newspaper, according to her attorney. Capitol Hill Officer Paul McKenna stopped McKinney in March when she tried to bypass a metal detector. She was not at the time wearing a pin identifying her as a member of Congress. According to the police report, McKinney struck the...
  • Cynthia McKinney Faces Serious Challenge-Wants AJC to STOP printing poll numbers

    08/02/2006 1:23:05 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 65 replies · 2,942+ views ^ | 8/2/06 | Michael H. Cottman
    McKinney dismissed the recent poll in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and said her attorney sent a letter to the newspaper demanding that the newspaper stop publishing poll stories that show Johnson in the lead.
  • McKinney sues Atlanta Journal Constitution for Libel

    08/02/2006 5:01:59 AM PDT · by Personal Responsibility · 30 replies · 1,479+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 8/1/2006 | E&P Staff
    A Democratic congresswoman from Georgia is suing The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for libel. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney filed charges against the newspaper's editor Cynthia Tucker and publisher John Mellott for an editorial column that ran in the Sunday July 30 paper about McKinneys alleged altercation with police, according to All Headline News.
  • Car Dealership Runs 'AJC' Ad Apologizing for Luckovich Cartoon (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    06/28/2006 1:57:33 PM PDT · by abb · 11 replies · 783+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | June 28, 2006 | Staff
    NEW YORK An Atlanta Mercedes-Benz dealership has apologized for an Atlanta Journal-Constitution cartoon, according to the conservative blog. Mike Luckovich's cartoon showed a hooded figure holding an American flag while reading a book on torture etiquette to an al-Qaida member. "Lest anyone think THEY were sponsoring the cartoon, the dealership paid for a full-page ad in the paper to beg for forgiveness," wrote quoted the dealership's ad as saying: "We are sorry! While we strongly affirm the right of free speech, the June 22 Mike Luckovich cartoon depicting the U.S. as torturers on par with al-Qaida was...
  • Irate over Luckovich cartoon, car dealer runs full-page protest ad

    06/27/2006 9:54:31 AM PDT · by Wvoter · 76 replies · 4,842+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 6/27/06 | RBM of Atlanta
    When I read this full-page ad in the AJC this morning, I wanted to jump up and shout, then go down to RBM and buy a car. Reality soon set in since they are a Mercedes dealer, but I am SO PROUD of them I could pop. Hope you enjoy this full-text version of the letter in their ad. Wvoter To Our Clients: We are sorry! While we strongly affirm the right of free speech, the June 22, 2006 Mike Luckovich cartoon depicting the U.S. as torturers on par with Al-Qaida was very offensive to us. Moreover, to publish this...
  • Dean Has It All Wrong ... Again [Rebuttal to Dean Speech at American Jewish Committee]

    05/08/2006 6:20:28 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 12 replies · 406+ views
    Republican Jewish Coalition E-Newsletter | May 5, 2006
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean addressed the American Jewish Committee on Wednesday, where he claimed the Democratic Party is more inclusive and a better choice for Jewish Americans. I was recently asked about the difference between the Democratic and Republican parties," Dean said. "When it comes right down to it, the essential difference is that the Democtrats fundamentally believe it is important to make sure that American Jews feel comfortable being American Jews." But the facts don't back up the DNC Chairman's assertions. Virginia Democrat Rep. Jim Moran blamed the war in Iraq on the Jewish community, claiming, "If...
  • Bush: US has powerful duty to ensure Israel's security

    05/04/2006 7:44:54 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 10 replies · 610+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 5, 2006 | HAVIV RETTIG
    US President George W. Bush said Thursday at the American Jewish Committee conference in Washington that the United States had a strong and inalienable obligation to ensure the security of Israel, referring to the threats Iran had made against the Jewish state. Bush repeated his pledge that the United States will not deal with the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority as long as Hamas refuses to disavow terrorism and to acknowledge Israel's right to exist. The US president also said that he would keep pushing for a strong resolution at the United Nations to curb Iran's nuclear programs. "America will continue to...
  • Freep a poll! (Atlanta paper cartoonist)

    03/08/2006 6:53:50 AM PST · by dynachrome · 6 replies · 281+ views
    Atlanta Journal and Constitution ^ | 3-7-06 | Mike Luckovich
    What civil war? By Mike Luckovich | Tuesday, March 7, 2006, 07:15 PM
  • Response to Why? (AJC Political Cartoon)

    12/30/2005 7:35:21 PM PST · by sentz · 32 replies · 1,801+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 29, 2005 | Mike Luckovich, DANIELLE ANSLEY
    On 10-26, i did an illustration depicting the word why using the names of the 2,000 troops who had, at that time, died in iraq. here on this blog, the feedback from readers, both pro and con was enormous. in response, a young woman, an 11th grader, has created the response above. what do you all think?
  • Amid war, soldiers see a chance to save a child [Good Read]

    12/24/2005 10:18:10 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 9 replies · 706+ views
    Oxford Press Cox News Service ^ | Thursday, December 22, 2005
    ABU GHRAIB, Iraq First Lt. Jeff Morgan watched with concern as Soad Jaffar al-Hasan cradled her precious baby girl, the mother's smile masking the inevitable. Morgan, a single father of five from Georgia, knew that in a few months, possibly weeks, Noor, al-Hassan's firstborn, would succumb to a birth defect. "If no one helps us, the baby will die," Noor's grandmother, Iman Sami Abbas, told visiting soldiers with the Georgia Army National Guard. Noor, whose name means light in Arabic, was born with a severe form of spina bifida. Iraqi doctors lack the resources to treat her. They sent...
  • Martz concerned about growing disconnect between military, media

    12/04/2005 5:56:17 PM PST · by armydawg1 · 32 replies · 923+ views
    US Army FORSCOM News Service ^ | December 2, 2005 | Kevin Larson, FORSCOM News Service
    Ron Martz, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, former embeded reporter with the 48th Brigade of the Georgia Army National Guard wonders out loud why there is a disconnect between the media and the miltiary. "Bed news sells.....we arent traitors"
  • Pro-Israel Advocate Highlights Growing Anti-Semitism at U.S. Schools

    12/02/2005 2:07:05 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 7 replies · 456+ views ^ | December 2, 2005 | Jim Brown
    Pro-Israel Advocate Highlights Growing Anti-Semitism at U.S. Schools By Jim Brown December 2, 2005 (AgapePress) - A pro-Israel advocate is warning of an intensifying anti-Semitic climate on university campuses in the United States. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights recently heard testimony from Jewish groups troubled that tax dollars are being used to fund university Middle East studies programs that have a radical outlook on the U.S. and Israel. Sarah Stern of the American Jewish Congress (AJC) testified at the hearing. She says anti-Semitism is a virus that is spreading on U.S. campuses and seems to be immune to any...