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  • Bono: Solar Fields, Sexist Poverty and a Modern Marshall Plan

    09/22/2015 1:04:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Medium ^ | September 22, 2015 | Bono
    If you are allergic to fanfare you’d better bolt your doors and shutter your windows on September 25, because there is going to be a lot of it that day in the vicinity of the United Nations, when world leaders ratify the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. This is a genuinely big deal, of large consequence — let’s hope — especially for the poorest people on the planet, but you will be forgiven if some of you are rolling your eyes, or yawning, or worse. At a time when Europe and the rest of the world are flailing in response to the massive refugee...
  • Flood of Bad News for Hillary Dampens Campaign

    05/02/2015 3:03:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 51 replies
    WND ^ | May 1, 2015 | Staff
    Its been a tough week for Hillary Clinton, with a flurry of bad news that is casting further doubt on her prospects for winning the Democratic Party nomination, let alone the White House. She did receive a celebrity endorsement, but, alas, it came from pornographer Larry Flynt, and as Bloombergs John Heilemann observes, it beggars belief that she and her team will be issuing any press releases touting the latest bold-faced name to clamber aboard her bandwagon. A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds Americans suspicious of Clintons honesty, and even many Democrats are only lukewarm about her presidential candidacy. Her...
  • Security 'bad news for sex drive'

    04/15/2014 9:14:36 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 43 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14APR2014 | BBC Staff Writer
    A woman's sex drive begins to plummet once she is in a secure relationship, according to research. Researchers from Germany found that four years into a relationship, less than half of 30-year-old women wanted regular sex. Conversely, the team found a man's libido remained the same regardless of how long he had been in a relationship.
  • The Bad News/Good News Bible

    08/07/2013 7:33:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/07/2013 | Ken Connor
    The Bible is a book of bad news and good news. First the bad news: Human beings are sinners. Our sin separates us from a holy and righteous God, provokes his wrath, and causes us to ultimately suffer death and eternal separation from Him. (Rom. 3:23, Rom.1:18, Col.3:6). More bad news: We are without excuse. As a result of our wickedness, we have suppressed the truth about God made known to us and are deserving of his righteous wrath. (Rom. 1:16-32) That's a bitter pill to swallow, but it's not the end of the story. There is good news. The...
  • MEANWHILE: Europe Is Getting Crushed Amid Tons Of Bad News

    09/02/2011 7:02:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 09/02/2011 | Simone Foxman
    As if collateral problems were not enough to freak out investors, now there's more bad news to destroy any semblance of confidence building in European markets this week. The DAX is down 3.24%, the FTSE 100 is down 2.28%, Italian FTSE MIB is down 3.29%, and Athens is down 3.49%. Bond spreads are sharply increasing between Germany and the periphery, and Greek yields are going nuts. Bad employment numbers and new impediments to the Greek bailout package (it's not just collateral anymore, folks) top the list of bad headlines today. Let's summarize: - Greece has paused negotiations with the EU/ECB/IMF...
  • Sound the Trumpet (Levin: Trump is no conservative)

    04/16/2011 7:32:47 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 104 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 4/16/2011 | William Jacobson
    There's not much I can add to Mark Levin's explanation of why Donald Trump does not represent the conservative or Tea Party movements. He wasn't there when we needed him, and he helped those who were against us. So why the swirling support around Trump? Much of it, without doubt, is name recognition. But that cannot explain it completely. As of now, Trump is the only one willing to meet Obama's smash-mouth attitude with smash-mouth attitude. Obama can invite Paul Ryan to sit in the front row for Obama's budget speech, and then spend 45 minutes calling Ryan everything but...
  • C-4 Explosive Seized in Navy SEAL Smuggling Case

    11/05/2010 1:35:20 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 14 replies ^ | 11/5/10 | unknown
    LAS VEGAS -- Federal agents seized five pounds of C-4 military explosives from the home of a man accused with a Navy SEAL and a Las Vegas associate of smuggling machine guns from Iraq into the U.S. for sale and shipment to Mexico, authorities said Thursday. Grenades and night-vision goggles also were found in the Colorado home of 34-year-old Richard Paul, according to federal prosecutors and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents in Las Vegas and Colorado. Paul and Andrew Kaufman, 36, of Las Vegas, were arrested Wednesday and appeared Thursday before federal magistrate judges in Durango...
  • All we can see is the clouds in the silver lining (The bad news is there's lots of bad news)

    06/07/2010 6:54:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies · 13+ views
    The Times Online ^ | 06/07/2010 | Irwin Stelzer
    The bad news is that there is a lot of bad news. BP, known to our president as British Petroleum, is destroying the ecology of the Gulf of Mexico, and wrecking the economies of the states that abut it. The eurozone is in a state of chaos as profligate nations prove unable to repay the money they have borrowed, creating the possibility of another collapse of the international financial system. Tensions in the Middle East and on the Korean peninsula are rising. Japans prime minister has resigned, as has Germanys president, unsettling the political picture in both countries, not good...
  • Do the Limbo Rock to "Bad News for Barack"! (How low can he go?)

    12/15/2009 6:46:41 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies · 410+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 15, 2009 | Charles Henrickson, the wag tailoring the doggerel
    Click the music link and sing along! BAD NEWS FOR BARACKTune: "Limbo Rock" Original MIDI Every lib'ral boy and girl All the folks in Limbaugh World Both sides bashing on Barack All find something they can mock Track his numbers, track his polls Track the unemployment rolls All the pollsters on the block Say it's bad news for Barack He'll go lower now He'll go lower now How low can he go First he spread the wealth around Then he bowed down to the ground Spend a trillion, make it three Spend it like it grows on trees Track his...
  • WSJ/NBC Poll: Democrats Better to Get Country Out of Recession

    03/03/2009 3:54:08 PM PST · by Tempest · 41 replies · 1,297+ views
    By more than a two-to-one margin, Americans believe the Democratic Party is better suited to getting the country out of a recession over the Republican Party, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll to be released today. Almost half of all respondents, 48%, identified the Democratic Party, while just one in five, or 20%, said the Republican Party. Some 8% said both parties were equally qualified, while 16% said neither party was qualified. Comparatively, in December 1990 when the U.S. economy was also going through a recession, the Democratic and Republican parties tied at 33% when asked who...
  • Bankruptcy Mortgage Cramdowns Would Hurt Housing Market

    02/26/2009 7:11:32 AM PST · by pilgrim · 36 replies · 896+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | February 25, 2009 | David C. John
    by David C. John WebMemo #2310 Bad policy is not improved by limiting it to certain situations. The Helping Families Save Their Homes Act (H.R. 1106) would allow bankruptcy judges to reduce the principal owed on a mortgage, a practice often referred to as a "cramdown." Judges would also be able to reduce interest rates or lengthen the term of the mortgage. This is a huge policy mistake that will help only a few people while raising the cost of borrowing for thousands of moderate-income and first-time homebuyers. Although supporters claim that this is a limited provision that applies only...
  • Jury: Rancher did not violate Mexicans' rights

    02/17/2009 2:35:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1,595+ views
    Washingtion Times ^ | 2/17/09 | Jerry Seper
    A federal jury on Tuesday ruled that an Arizona rancher did not violate the civil rights of 16 Mexican nationals he detained at gunpoint after they had snuck illegally into the United States in 2004, but the jury awarded $78,000 in actual and punitive damages to six of the illegal immigrants on claims of assault and infliction of emotional distress
  • The bad news economy

    07/10/2008 7:32:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 128+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/10/8 | Debra J. Saunders
    America's sky is falling. A Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll conducted last month found that 78 percent of Americans think that the country is heading in the wrong direction. Of course, almost 4 in 5 Americans think the country is heading to heck in a handbasket. The news media are stuck in one gear when it comes to reporting economic news - Armageddon. As Hillary Rodham Clinton supporters so aptly noted, many journalists are besotted with Barack Obama. That makes them open to any bad news that can be tacked onto Republican George W. Bush. But it's more than liberal bias....
  • George W Bush Has Plans For Air Strike On Iran By August

    05/27/2008 9:22:31 AM PDT · by Fennie · 110 replies · 364+ views
    Pakistan Daily ^ | May 27, 2008
    The George W Bush administration plans to launch an air strike against Iran within the next two months, an informed source tell, echoing other reports that have surfaced in the media in the United States recently. Two key US senators briefed on the attack planned to go public with their opposition to the move, according to the source, but their projected New York Times op-ed piece has yet to appear. The source, a retired US career diplomat and former assistant secretary of state still active in the foreign affairs community, speaking anonymously, said last week that the US plans an...
  • Democrats: Bad News Bears

    05/07/2008 12:49:54 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 1 replies · 39+ views
    DBKP ^ | May 6, 2008 | Nancy Morgan
    When tough guy interviewer Bill O'Reilly had his much anticipated interview with Hillary last week, Hillary stated flatly, "We can not win militarily in Iraq." This answer, like so many others, went unchallenged. Despite the fact that we are in the process of a military win in Iraq. Can you spell surge? The media and the Democrats are largely silent on Iraq these days. Unless its to celebrate the anniversary of the Bush photo op declaring "Mission Accomplished". Or to throw roadblocks in the way of the, now successful, surge. Or to keep the body count in the public eye....
  • Hispanic influx gives Liberal, Kan., a new face

    09/02/2007 7:16:22 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 48 replies · 4,118+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 09/02/07 | Brent D. Wistrom
    LIBERAL - Ignacio Rivas stands at his paletas cart chatting with another guy who also pushes frozen fruit treats on a three-wheel cart. It's about 7 p.m. in downtown Liberal, a town proud of its Yellow Brick Road and annual Fat Tuesday pancake race. But as Rivas tilts his straw cowboy hat down and pushes across the city's main drag before sundown, the scene looks like one out of Mexico. Perhaps a third to half of the independent business storefronts advertise in Spanish. Most others note that they habla espaol. This snapshot reflects what's happening in Liberal -- the heart...
  • Hispanics Drive Teen Birthrate[Maryland]

    07/28/2007 10:03:48 AM PDT · by BGHater · 18 replies · 681+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 27 July 2007 | Mariana Minaya
    The growing number of young Hispanic mothers is the primary cause for an uptick in Montgomery County's teen pregnancies, according to state statistics presented yesterday to county leaders. In the county, which has one of the lowest overall birthrates in the United States, the birthrate increased 16 percent from 2002 to 2005 among all women 15 to 19, according to a report by county staff. In the same period, births for women in that age group dropped nationally and statewide. Births among Hispanic women 18 to 19, which have particularly driven the growth in teen pregnancies in Montgomery, have increased...
  • CA: Budget stalemate bad news for lawmakers who hope to extend terms (Woo Hooo!!)

    07/22/2007 10:38:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 517+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/22/07 | Laura Kurtzman - ap
    The budget impasse in Sacramento is unwelcome news for the soon-to-be-termed-out legislators who hope to persuade voters next year to let them keep their jobs a little longer. It also is a problem for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who wants to enact major health care reform this year. His situation is particularly delicate, since the budget is languishing because he cannot persuade the members of his own party to vote for it. Perhaps more than anything except a badly handled disaster, late budgets have the potential to drag down approval ratings. They make leaders look ineffective at the main task they...
  • Vampire Amnesty Bill Fails 2nd Cloture [The bill is DEAD. Again.]

    06/28/2007 8:28:01 AM PDT · by indcons · 361 replies · 12,707+ views
    Cspan ^ | 06/28/2007 | CSpan
    We WON

    06/28/2007 8:26:46 AM PDT · by freespirited · 228 replies · 6,628+ views
    CSPAN | 6/28/07
    Vote not yet complete but NAYS are well over 40. A lot of unexpected NAYS including McConnell, Voinovich, Warner. More details soon.
  • Giuliani confronts string of bad news

    06/26/2007 9:26:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 1,057+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/26/07 | Libby Quaid - ap
    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani has confronted a spate of bad news in recent days, from the drug indictment of his South Carolina chairman to criticism for skipping meetings of the Iraq Study Group. Every campaign faces bad news at one time or another, but with a fundraising deadline looming Saturday, the timing couldn't be worse. Most voters are not tuned in, but for those who are giving and raising money for the former New York mayor, the heartburn-inducing headlines may make them think twice. The string of events some Giuliani's making, some out of his hands...
  • IRS wants eBay to turn on its customers

    02/22/2007 5:56:59 AM PST · by Fighting Irish · 37 replies · 1,399+ views
    AOL Money & Finance ^ | Feb 20th 2007 10:10AM | Douglas McIntyre
    Perhaps the budget deficit is getting too large. The IRS is trying to get eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) to turn over records on its customers, especially the larger ones, so that the IRS can go after those who have not paid taxes on their auction transactions. What fun. Getting a company to rat out its own. eBay is fighting the move, but the government seems determined to go after merchants, especially those who have transactions of over $5,000 a year. The government may have a point; tax evasion is a serious business. And so why shouldn't eBay potentially poison its relationship...
  • OPEC Abandons Dollar

    12/11/2006 4:15:34 PM PST · by FARS · 70 replies · 2,335+ views
    Moneynews/Newmax ^ | 12/11/06 | Newmax & AntiMullah
    OPEC Abandons U.S. Dollar Oil-producing countries have reduced their dollar holdings to the lowest level in two years and shifted oil income into other currencies, according to the Bank for International Settlements. Members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia reduced their dollar holdings from 67 percent in the first quarter to 65 percent in the second quarter. At the same time, they increased their holdings of euros from 20 percent to 22 percent, the BIS said. They also boosted holdings of the yen and British pound. Eighteen months ago, the oil-producing countries exposure to the dollar was...
  • NATO: More Than 200 Taliban Killed in Afghanistan Offensive

    09/03/2006 8:58:42 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 157 replies · 6,393+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/3/06 | AP
    <p>Breaking news just announced - 200 Taliban fighters killed this morning in Afghanistan.</p>
  • U.S.: 'bad news' in Afghan drug war

    09/01/2006 12:57:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 970+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/1/06 | Foster Klug -ap
    WASHINGTON - The U.S.-backed strategy to fight Afghanistan's massive drug trade has been unsuccessful in stemming opium cultivation, which is expected to hit record levels this year, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. "It's bad news and we need to improve it," said Thomas Schweich, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for international narcotics. "But we don't feel it's a hopeless situation, and we don't think the overall strategy is the wrong strategy." Schweich spoke to reporters as Western officials in Afghanistan were forecasting a possible 40 percent increase this year in land under opium poppy cultivation, despite hundreds of...
  • Co-Worker Wadrobe Malfunction (Vanity)

    05/10/2006 3:42:42 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 232 replies · 8,464+ views
    5/10/2006 | CholeraJoe
    Yesterday, a co-worker came into my office, planted a document on my desk, leaned over and began explaining it to me. What she didn't realize was that by leaning over, her loose blouse fell open and Hootchie Mama, I saw some things that only her husband and her doctor were entitled to see.It was like watching a train wreck in slow motion. I couldn't look away. I stood up but then I could see even farther down to the tattoos on her stomach.What should I have done? Should I have said something?
  • Busby is at 45% (CA-50 in danger)

    03/29/2006 7:00:14 AM PST · by Kuksool · 19 replies · 1,375+ views
    Survey USA ^ | March 29, 2006 | Surey USA
    In a Special Primary for the U.S. House of Representatives in California's 50th Congressional District today, 3/28/06, Democrat Francine Busby tops a crowded field of Republicans, but falls just short of the majority needed to avoid a runoff June 6th. With 2 weeks to the 4/11 Primary, Busby is at 45%, trailed by Republican Eric Roach at 14%, Republican Howard Kaloogian at 12%, and Republican Brian Bilbray at 10%. Busby is supported by 85% of Democrats, half of Independents, and 10% of Republicans. Kaloogian and Roach are each supported by 23% of Republicans. The district is heavily Republican and whichever...
  • Soros Bullish on Katrina Fallout ($$ for media coverage)

    03/09/2006 8:09:52 PM PST · by STARWISE · 8 replies · 489+ views
    American Spectator blog ^ | 3-8-06 | Shawn Macomber
    George Soros' Open Society Institute is preparing to dole out a goodly sum to ensure that all the positive, fawning coverage Hurricane Katrina's death and destruction has been receiving finally gets balanced out a bit with the hitherto unheard bad news: The Katrina Media Fellowships, sponsored by The Open Society Institute (OSI), will support media makers working in print and radio journalism, photography, and documentary film and video to generate and improve media coverage of critical issues of poverty, racism, and government neglect in the Gulf Region that were laid bare by Hurricane Katrina. This one-time fellowship will be awarded...
  • Katherine Harris Trails Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) By 24 Points In Latest Poll

    11/16/2005 6:56:37 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 46 replies · 1,021+ views
    Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson begins his reelection year with a 55 - 31 percent lead over U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris, the only announced Republican challenger in the 2006 Florida U.S. Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
  • The Bad News in Black and White

    11/07/2005 6:56:31 AM PST · by rellimpank · 10 replies · 700+ views
    Online Wall Street Journal ^ | 7 Nov 05 | Joseph T. Halllinan
    The Bad News in Black and White By JOSEPH T. HALLINAN Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL November 5, 2005; Page A2 The Fourth Estate is braced to get more bad news about itself next week. On Monday, the Audit Bureau of Circulations releases its semiannual figures on circulation -- and they are expected to show that paying readers continue to disappear at an alarming rate during the latest six-month
  • '05 Proving To Be Worst Newspaper Year Since Recession

    10/31/2005 7:00:41 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 75 replies · 2,149+ views
    Media Daily News ^ | 10-31-05 | Ross Fadner
    IT'S OFFICIAL: 2005 WILL BE the newspaper industry's worst year since the last ad industry recession. And things aren't looking much better for next year either, according to a top Wall Street firm's report on newspaper publishing. "Sadly, 2005 is shaping up as the industry's worst year from a revenue growth perspective since the recession impacted 2001-2002 period," says the report from Goldman Sachs, adding a warning that meaningful growth in 2006 is "very unlikely."
  • Bad News for Donkeys on the Religious Front

    10/25/2005 8:36:35 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 9 replies · 775+ views
    Newsday ^ | 10/25/2005 | James Pinkerton
    Bad news for donkeys on religion front James P. Pinkerton October 25, 2005 The Republicans have had a bad few weeks. However, the Democrats have had a rough decade. A preacher who visited New York last week provides part of the answer. Yes, top GOPers in Washington are in deep trouble, even as the White House braces for the negative impact of the 2,000th American fatality in Iraq. So that's one way of assessing the political situation. But there's another way, which asks, Which party better shares the bedrock values of most Americans? That's a happier question for Republicans. A...
  • Rep. Shelley Moore Capito Won't Run Against Sen. Robert Byrd In WV Next Year

    10/03/2005 4:51:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies · 873+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | October 3, 2005 | Kris Wise
    Rep. Shelley Moore Capito said today she will not challenge Sen. Robert Byrd next year for a U.S. Senate seat, but instead will try to keep her high-profile position in the House of Representatives.
  • Gov. John Hoeven (R-ND) Won't Run For U.S. Senate Next Year (Bad news alert)

    10/01/2005 5:12:36 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies · 688+ views
    The Fargo Forum ^ | October 1, 2005 | Janelle Cole
    Gov. John Hoeven put to rest speculation about my political intentions by announcing Friday that he will not challenge U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad next year. Its not my intent to run this (election) cycle, he said.
  • Counting On Unhappiness - The leftist politics of bad news...

    08/29/2005 12:19:50 PM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 7 replies · 524+ views
    theOneRepublic Journal ^ | 8/29/05 | John Mark Reynolds
    Gas prices are up. Iraq is complicated. Summer is over and school is starting soon. The Yankees are playing well enough to make the play offs. Football has not started yet. People feel irritated and that is hurting the President's poll ratings. What does that mean? Not much. George W. Bush shows no ability to part the Persian Gulf, turn water into oil, or make the terrorists lie down with the Democrats. Bush has made some mistakes. Wars, even successful ones, are full of mistakes. Look at all the generals that Abraham Lincoln hired, only to fire, in the Civil...
  • Allen Bense Won't Challenge Katherine Harris In GOP Senate Primary

    08/04/2005 12:01:01 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies · 825+ views
    The Orlando Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 4, 2005 | Jason Garcia
    The decision leaves Harris, now a member of Congress from Sarasota, as the likely challenger to incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson in what will be the most closely watched Senate campaigns in the country.
  • Jeanine Pirro Won't Challenge Hillary Rodham Clinton, Say Political Insiders

    08/04/2005 11:48:14 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies · 1,428+ views
    The New York Post ^ | August 3, 2005 | Fredric U. Dicker
    Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro has ruled out running against Hillary Rodham Clinton for the U.S. Senate, and instead is weighing a race for governor or attorney general, GOP insiders said last night.
  • Revised Hurricane Forecast Grim

    08/03/2005 10:56:16 AM PDT · by AzaleaCity5691 · 46 replies · 968+ views
    The Mobile Register ^ | August 3, 2005 | Staff, Wire Reports
    Revised hurricane forecast grim Experts say country could be in for one of worst seasons ever Wednesday, August 03, 2005 Staff, wire reports CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With the peak of hurricane season just weeks away, government forecasters warned Tuesday that the country may face one of the worst years on record. The forecast was released just hours before yet another tropical system formed in the Atlantic. Late Tuesday, Tropical Depression 8, which formed southwest of Bermuda, was moving toward the north-northeast with maximum sustained winds near 35 mph. If winds reach 39 mph, it will become a tropical storm and...
  • Shadow War: The Untold Story of How Bush Is Winning the War on Terror

    07/01/2005 9:59:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 1,053+ views
    In the course of campaigning last year, President Bush faced an unending stream of attacks for his War on Terror. His opponent, Senator John Kerry (D-MA), repeatedly denounced Iraq as the wrong war at the wrong time in the wrong place. While many of the president's recent speeches have reminded us of our successes, and assured us that the best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world, the media continues unabated in its negative portrayal of the War on Terror. As evidenced by history, popular morale influences the outcomes of warsso the...
  • The Media Want the U.S. to Fail - (proof galore from Cliff Kincaid at AIM.ORG)

    06/30/2005 1:36:43 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,425+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JUNE 30, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    We recently got a call from Don Wycliff of the Chicago Tribune, who we later found out is the "public editor" of that paper. That is supposed to mean that he objectively analyzes complaints about the paper's coverage. He was calling us because we were critical of the media's misreporting of the Iraq War, and we contend that the coverage is a major factor in the military recruiting problem. His bias was apparent in his approach. In his column he did mention a couple examples we cited, but he conveyed his prejudice in how he wrote his piece. Don't take...
  • News From The Home Front-(Ollie reporting the truth about our guys in Iraq; lib media ignores it)

    05/26/2005 10:35:50 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 45 replies · 1,341+ views
    FALLUJAH, Iraq -- For three weeks, my FOX News team has been immersed in little more than what's been happening around us. Memorial Day isn't, as they say over here, on our radar screens. The soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines we've been covering and living with in Al Anbar Province have been focused on chasing terrorists, avoiding IEDs and staying alive. They call it situational awareness -- being alert to only the friendly and enemy situation in the immediate vicinity is an absolute necessity for these young Americans in harm's way in this hot, dusty and dangerous place. And because...
  • Religion under a secular assault

    04/13/2005 1:18:08 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 324+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, April 13, 2005 | By Julia Duin
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES Special Report: First of three parts. Oral arguments were to begin before the U.S. Supreme Court on one of the most litigated questions in American law: Should the Ten Commandments be displayed on government property? Outside, protesters sang hymns and held up signs proclaiming "The 10 Commandments: The way to live your life." A few feet away, a larger group clustered around Ellen Birch, a member of American Atheists, who describes herself as a descendant of Thomas Jefferson. "A favorite claim of fundamentalists," she told anyone listening, is that America is "indebted to the Bible and Christianity...
  • Ex-CBS News Reporter Tom Fenton on "Hardball" tonight

    03/03/2005 4:16:33 PM PST · by · 18 replies · 1,806+ views
    Tom Fenton, the ex-CBS overseas reporter and author of "Bad News," the unofficial sequel to Bernard Goldberg's Bias and Arrogance will be appearing on MSNBC's "Hardball" in a few minutes. We've seen the book and in many ways the book extends Goldberg's argument to say not only have journalists been liberally biased (he speaks favorably of Goldberg's book) and arrogant, they're also lazy and think TV news should be dumbed down. Fenton also compares the "peace dividend" attitude that prevailed in foreign policy in the 90s with the cutbacks in foreign news coverage during that time period. Both attitudes, he...
  • Ex-CBS reporter delivers some 'Bad News'

    02/23/2005 10:46:59 AM PST · by pissant · 27 replies · 2,019+ views
    BuffaloNews ^ | 2/23/05 | tony violanti
    Tom Fenton symbolized the once-grand stature of CBS News as a foreign correspondent. Now Fenton has become something else to television news: a voracious critic. His book, "Bad News," comes out Tuesday and is an insider's condemnation of the declining standards and bottom-line mentality of the news business. "I wrote this book out of conviction," Fenton said in a telephone interview from his home in London. "I don't have a lot of illusions it's going to change things." Fenton does not spare his former employer for what he terms CBS' cutbacks in foreign news. He tells how in 1996 he...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton Leading Pataki, Guiliani

    02/11/2005 9:27:26 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 63 replies · 1,538+ views
    Quinnipiac University Poll ^ | February 9, 2005
    Hitlery Posting 65% Approval Rating

    02/10/2005 6:27:02 PM PST · by Quix · 6 replies · 1,381+ views
    A Glimpse Ahead Timothy Snodgrass The Impossible Will Come Alive In 2005 01/28/05 In January of 2004, as we began to intercede for the New Year the Holy Spirit gave us the prophetic slogan, "The Seas will Roar in 2004". This year we were given a new slogan, "The Impossible will come Alive in 2005". As the veil of darkness begins to come down over nations and regions, along with great shakings will come great breakthroughs; signs, wonders, healings and a spectacular release of miracles in impossible circumstances. This year, although we are ultimately poised to gain much ground, there...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Fox hunting ban passed amid violent clashes (UK)

    09/26/2004 8:18:58 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 206 replies · 1,945+ views
    Taipai Times ^ | 17 September 2004
    Supporters of fox hunting stormed Britain's parliament Wednesday and clashed with police in the streets, but failed to stop lawmakers from voting by an overwhelming margin to ban the blood sport. Debate was suspended for 30 minutes after five pro-hunt protesters, in the first incident of its kind in modern times, burst into the House of Commons chamber -- the second dramatic security breach in London in three days. "Clearly the intrusion was a carefully planned operation," said Commons speaker Michael Martin, adding that parliament was asking police to carry out a full investigation. The five, wearing T-shirts depicting Prime...
  • Palestinian Hunger Strike Gains Strength

    08/23/2004 12:29:19 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 9 replies · 244+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Aug 22, 2004 06:25 AM ET | Dan Williams
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The number of hunger-striking Palestinians in Israeli jails has almost doubled to 2,900 in the week since the protest was launched, the Prisons Service said on Sunday. But Israel vowed not to budge on the prisoners' demands that wardens stop strip searches, allow more frequent family visits, improve sanitation and install public telephones. Seen by Palestinians as symbols of resistance to Israeli occupation, some 1,500 inmates began refusing food on August 15. Israeli officials called the liquids-only fast a ploy by prisoners to secure easier communication with militant groups spearheading a four-year-old revolt and refused to negotiate....
  • 'Unhappy Workers Should Take Prozac'--Bush campaigneer

    07/30/2004 9:36:44 AM PDT · by faithincowboys · 160 replies · 2,866+ views
    A campaign worker for President Bush (news - web sites) said on Thursday American workers unhappy with low-quality jobs should find new ones -- or pop a Prozac to make themselves feel better. "Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy -- or go on Prozac?" said Susan Sheybani, an assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry Holt. The comment was apparently directed to a colleague who was transferring a phone call from a reporter asking about job quality, and who overheard the remark. When told the Prozac comment had been overheard, Sheybani said: "Oh, I was just kidding." While...