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  • Houston Chronicle announces probe into work of ex-reporter (Non-existent Sources)

    09/10/2018 4:57:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/18 | Brett Samuels
    The Houston Chronicle on Monday announced an investigation into the work of one of its former reporters after editors said they became aware in discrepancies over the accuracy of his work. The newspaper's executive editor, Nancy Barnes, wrote that another Houston Chronicle journalist raised questions about whether Austin, Texas, reporter Mike Ward made up quotes from non-existent people in one of his stories. "We ask that you trust us that we've done everything we can to ensure what we've told you is fair and accurate," Barnes said in her post. "For that reason, I want to be completely transparent with...
  • Anonymous Argued For Stupid, Has-Been Policies In The New York Times Op-Ed

    09/10/2018 12:10:28 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 10, 2018 | Willis L. Krumholz
    All of Washington is abuzz after The New York Times released an anonymous op-ed by a “senior” official in the Trump administration. Aside from seeking to undermine the result of an election, the anonymous author is arguing for a bad has-been policy agenda and approach to politics. The American people can roll their eyes and move on from the controversy. This is just another Republican who hasn’t learned anything from the Bush years, and thinks we are back in the year 2000. The answer: vote for Republicans—like the president—who have learned something from the last two decades. The anonymous author...
  • The author’s own words strongly suggest subterfuge. (NYT Anonymous Hit Piece)

    09/10/2018 6:13:40 AM PDT · by libstripper · 13 replies
    spectator.org ^ | Sept 10, 2018 | David Catron
    The most surprising aspect of the furor surrounding the infamous unsigned New York Times Op-Ed, ostensibly written by a member of the Trump administration, is that anyone believes its author is a senior official. Assuming this person isn’t an employee of the Times, and it is by no means unknown for the Gray Lady’s journalists to fabricate quotes and attribute them to anonymous “officials,” the author of this hit piece is at most a mid-level staffer. Indeed, if this character is actually employed in the Trump administration, it is almost certainly at a level of insignificance verging on invisibility.
  • Deep Quote

    09/10/2018 5:27:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-10-18 | MOTUS
    Ha! It looks like two (or more) can play the Deep Quote game popularized by the anonymous New York Times "I Am Part of the Resistance" op-ed. This round is compliments of Doug Ross: CONFESSION: I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the New York Times “I work for The New York Times but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of its agenda and its worst inclinations, like Holocaust-denial.”Doug Ross @ Journal is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior editor whose...
  • Trump, Others Question Integrity, Credentials of Anonymous Author

    09/09/2018 10:28:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2018 | Debra J. Saunders
    WASHINGTON -- An anonymous Trump administration official confessed in an opinion piece published Wednesday that many senior officials "are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. "I know. I am one of them." There are many ways to react to the anonymous piece published by The New York Times. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., offered one take. He told CNN that in his world, people don't care much about what runs in The New York Times. Fair enough. Others questioned the author's integrity or credentials. Ari Fleischer, press secretary for President George W....
  • Rough Beasts Slouching toward the White House

    09/09/2018 9:37:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 9, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    Pardon me for the reference to Yeats's poem "The Second Coming," but events this week reminded me of the poem and this line: "the worst are full of passionate intensity." On the one hand, we have the most effective president in my lifetime, who has, as John Hinderaker details , pulled this country out of the economic doldrums, which were the direct result of the idiotic policies of his predecessor in office: American wages unexpectedly... Unexpectedly! ...climbed in August by the most since the recession ended in 2009 and hiring rose by more than forecast, keeping the Federal Reserve on...
  • Anonymous Won’t Scare Off Diehard Trump Supporters (This is how the Left sees you)

    09/08/2018 5:43:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Los Angeles Progressive ^ | September 8, 2018 | Berry Craig
    The anonymous New York Times op-ed piece trashing Trump sent Democratic hopes soaring. The loyal opposition prayed the story would steel the spines of Republican bigwigs to speak truth to power and finally ‘fess up that the emperor has no duds. Instead, White House insiders are falling all over themselves to deny authorship. Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and the rest of the GOP brass are still aboard the Trump clown car. “The root of the problem is the president’s amorality,” warned the unnamed author, who claimed to “work for the president” and allying himself or herself with “like-minded colleagues…to thwart...
  • Fox's Hannity calls on Secret Service to investigate anonymous anti-Trump writer

    09/08/2018 10:56:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Andrew Blake
    'This is a clear and present danger to the country.... a soft coup aided and abetted' by the mediaSean Hannity joined President Trump on Friday in urging federal authorities to identify the author of the anonymously written op-ed responsible for rocking the White House this week, calling their conduct a crime worthy of being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service. Discussing the opinion column during his Fox News program, “Hannity,” the conservative commentator and adamant Trump supporter urged the agency responsible for protecting the president to find its author for the sake of national security. “This is a clear and...
  • "Podesta" Autocorrects to "Lodestar"

    09/07/2018 6:02:53 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 24, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    I absolutely hate that podesta autocorrects in my phone to "lodestar"— clara rockmore eyes (@whichoedipus) March 24, 2017
  • Fox News Analyst Goes Off-Script: Trump Lacks ‘The Temperament’ To Be President (A. B. Stoddard)

    09/07/2018 5:08:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 81 replies
    HuffPost ^ | September 7, 2018 | Ed Mazza
    Fox News is President Donald Trump’s favorite network, thanks to its largely favorable coverage. But not everyone on the air there was singing his praises. On Thursday, A.B. Stoddard, an associate editor at Real Clear Politics and a regular on the network, said the anonymous op-ed published this week in The New York Times that claimed there were people in the White House actively working against Trump was likely to set the president off. “I think this writer believes that they’re trying to calm down the country and assure everybody who’s nervous about President Trump’s temperament that all’s well,” Stoddard...
  • Anonymous NYT Editorial: "Senior Officials" Sounds Like Reporter Jargon

    09/06/2018 1:31:37 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    Self | September 6, 2018 | PJ-Comix
    One thing that sticks out to me reading the anonymous editorial in the New York Times is that it doesn't sound like a government official wrote it. The big "tell" is the use of the term "senior officials" in one form or similar at three points in the body of the editorial. Do regular people write like that? Not really but you know who does? Reporters. Think about it. How often do you see reporters using the term "senior officials" when writing on background? It is fairly frequent. In contrast how often do high level officials in the government refer...
  • 'Senior' official doesn't mean anonymous NYT writer is close to Trump

    09/06/2018 1:30:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    The hill ^ | Sept. 6, 2018 | Joe Concha
    On a week when Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation or Bob Woodward's book were seen ahead of time as the two big stories that would consume media coverage, along came an anonymous source, a senior administration official, to the New York Times with a scathing op-ed on President Trump that has Washington and the press (again) aflutter with talk of this being THE moment that changes everything. Let's first unpack who, at least in general terms, the source of the column is ... a column that includes describing the president’s leadership style as "impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective," among other...
  • CNN’s Camerota “Uncomfortable Going Too Far” in Outing Anonymous

    09/06/2018 3:57:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Collusion? You want to see some collusion? Check out CNN’s Alisyn Camerota this morning. She expressed reluctance in outing the anonymous author of yesterday’s New York Times op-ed. Camerota gave two reasons for her reluctance: [snip] 2. “I also am uncomfortable going too far in trying to out this person who wasn’t, clearly, ready to be outed, because this person argues that they are doing important work inside the White House or inside the administration and therefore doesn’t want to be outed right now.” Let’s break this down. [snip] As to not wanting to out anonymous because “this person argues...
  • Trump: I’m draining the Swamp and the Swamp is trying to fight back

    09/05/2018 8:45:27 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 67 replies
    Donald J. Trump. @realDonaldTrump 19m I’m draining the Swamp, and the Swamp is trying to fight back. Don’t worry, we will win!
  • TRUMP DEMANDS NYT GIVE UP ANONYMOUS OFFICIAL FOR ‘NATIONAL SECURITY’ REASONS

    09/05/2018 5:06:48 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 230 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/5/2018 | Saagar Enjeti
    President Donald Trump demanded that that the New York Times hand over the anonymous official who disparaged the president in a recent op-ed for national security reasons, in a Wednesday tweet. Does the so-called “Senior Administration Official” really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source? If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018 “It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in...
  • Anonymous vows to take down, expose QAnon

    08/06/2018 12:12:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 124 replies
    MSN/TheHill ^ | 8-6-2018 | Brett Samuels
    The hacking collective Anonymous is pledging to expose the people behind the "QAnon" conspiracy theory. The anarchist hacking group slammed the QAnon conspiracy as potentially dangerous and driven by a "brainless political agenda" in a video posted Sunday to what is widely considered the most reliable Anonymous Twitter account. "We will not sit idly by while you take advantage of the misinformed and poorly educated," the group said in the video, which was posted with the hashtags #OpQ and #OpQAnon. The video depicts various figures with Anonymous masks acting out certain aspects of the QAnon conspiracy against a constant backdrop...
  • Anonymous vows to take down, expose QAnon

    08/06/2018 7:51:28 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 176 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/06/18 | Brett Samuels
    The hacking collective Anonymous is pledging to expose the people behind the "QAnon" conspiracy theory. The anarchist hacking group slammed the QAnon conspiracy as potentially dangerous and driven by a “brainless political agenda” in a video posted Sunday to what is widely considered the most reliable Anonymous Twitter account. “We will not see idly by while you take advantage of the misinformed and poorly educated,” the group said in the video, which was posted with the hashtags "#OpQ" and "#OpQAnon." The video depicts various figures with the Anonymous masks acting out certain aspects of the QAnon conspiracy over a constant...
  • My National Security Letter Gag Order

    03/23/2007 12:46:07 PM PDT · by socal_moderate · 20 replies · 801+ views
    Washington (com)Post ^ | Mar 23 2007 | Anonymous
    The Justice Department's inspector general revealed on March 9 that the FBI has been systematically abusing one of the most controversial provisions of the USA Patriot Act: the expanded power to issue "national security letters." It no doubt surprised most Americans to learn that between 2003 and 2005 the FBI issued more than 140,000 specific demands under this provision -- demands issued without a showing of probable cause or prior judicial approval -- to obtain potentially sensitive information about U.S. citizens and residents. It did not, however, come as any surprise to me. Three years ago, I received a national...
  • Potential Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Has A Troubling Record On Religious Liberty

    07/10/2018 2:50:42 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 5, 2018 | anonymous
    If Kavanaugh's views were adopted by other courts, then other frivolous claims attacking religion in the public square would have a better chance of being heard in federal courts. Ed Whelan of Bench Memos yesterday defended Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s jurisprudence in a host of areas, including religious liberty. I have great respect for Whelan. I have long been an admirer of his blog, checking it daily. But I fear he may be either working too hastily under time pressure, or blinded by his friendship with Kavanaugh, and in any case is mistaken in his defense of the judge’s religious-liberty jurisprudence....
  • Alcoholics Anonymous founding document sells for $2.4M

    05/06/2018 11:03:12 PM PDT · by oxcart · 19 replies
    abc3340.com ^ | 05/7/2018 | by ANTHONY McCARTNEY
    The founding document of Alcoholics, Anonymous, known to adherents as the "Big Book," sold at auction Saturday for $2.4 million to billionaire and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. The auction house Profiles in History announced the sale of the manuscript with handwritten notes from the group's founding fathers. Irsay told The Associated Press he plans to build a special display for the manuscript and display it for several months a year at Alcoholics Anonymous' headquarters in New York. He says he attempted to buy the manuscript when it was up for auction several years ago, and he is thrilled at...