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  • Obama to hold year-end news conference Friday before...Hawaii vacation [Live Thread]

    12/18/2015 1:40:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    ....Obama is preparing to take questions from reporters at the White House before starting his annual Hawaii vacation. The White House says Obama will hold his traditional year-end news conference on Friday afternoon. Then the president will depart for San Bernardino, California, where he plans to meet with families of the 14 victims of the recent mass shooting. Obama doesn't plan any public appearances while in California.
  • US Expects Israeli Pledge to Two-States to Continue

    04/27/2015 11:18:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/4/15 | Cynthia Blank
    US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman had a harsh message for American Jewish leaders on Monday. Sherman warned them that if the new Israeli government does not demonstrate a strong commitment to the two-state solution, the US will have trouble assisting it in efforts to halt international initiatives at the United Nations. Speaking at a conference of the Reform Movement in the United States, Sherman insisted the US government has "always had Israel's back in the international arena, even when it meant standing alone. This will continue to be the case." But, she continued, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's actions prior...
  • The ever verbose and ridiculous Bill Clinton

    07/18/2014 7:37:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 7/18/2014 | Carol Brown
    The headline reads: Bill Clinton warns Israel on 'isolating itself from world opinion' New Delhi (AFP) - Former US president Bill Clinton has warned Israel about "isolating itself from world opinion" due to repeated conflicts in Gaza after four children were killed on a beach in the latest violence.
  • Obama delivers remarks in Brussels, Belgium -Live-

    03/26/2014 10:23:10 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 39 replies
    Fox News Live Player ^ | Mar. 26 , 2014 | Fox News
    Obama delivers remarks in Brussels Belgium
  • David Stockman Explains The Keynesian State-Wreck Ahead - Sundown In America

    10/05/2013 7:12:33 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-5-13 | David Stockman
    David Stockman, author of The Great Deformation, summarizes the last quarter century thus: What has been growing is the wealth of the rich, the remit of the state, the girth of Wall Street, the debt burden of the people, the prosperity of the beltway and the sway of the three great branches of government - that is, the warfare state, the welfare state and the central bank... What is flailing is the vast expanse of the Main Street economy where the great majority have experienced stagnant living standards, rising job insecurity, failure to accumulate material savings, rapidly approach old age...
  • Obama to Promote Nuclear-Free World in Berlin Speech [Panty Waist on Parade!]

    06/19/2013 1:38:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    ... Obama is set to lay out his vision for advancing toward a world free of nuclear weapons during a speech Wednesday at the historic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. A senior administration official says Mr. Obama will propose the United States and Russia cut their number of strategic nuclear warheads by up to one third below the level agreed to in a 2009 treaty. That pact, called the New START agreement, calls for the two countries to reduce their arsenal to 1,550 deployed strategic warheads by 2018.
  • North Korea 'finishes missile launch preparations' and warns foreigners to evacuate South

    04/09/2013 5:00:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 60 replies
    Express ^ | April 9, 2013
    North Korea 'finishes missile launch preparations' and warns foreigners to evacuate South NORTH Korea has completed preparations for a mid-range missile launch from its east coast, officials in Seoul have revealed just hours after foreigners living in South Korea were warned to quit the country. North Korea's Asia-Pacific Peace Committee said in a statement monitored in Seoul that foreign nationals should find out in advance where they can take shelter as well as examine evacuation plans to leave the country. "We do not wish harm on foreigners in South Korea should there be a war," said the KCNA news agency,...
  • Drudge: President will deliver speech to nation... Developing... (NOT AGAIN!!?)

    04/10/2011 3:33:32 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 90 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 4/10/11
    ...Presidential adviser David Plouffe said Obama has long been committed to finding ways for the nation to spend within its means....

    10/22/2010 5:45:14 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 76 replies
    Blatherskites, mark this day on your calendar. For today is Babbling Day. This isn't a day to remain silent. Tell everyone you know about this special day. What's all the chatter about over this special day? Well, on Babbling Day, we celebrate those of us with a glib tongue. You know them when you hear them. They're talking gibberish. They never stop talking. They babble on and on. They can turn a simple one sentence statement into an endless dissertation. Spend this day babbling like a baby, if you must. As for me, I will spend it by a babbling...
  • I'll be more than happy to go to prison to fight for my freedom ( obamacare )

    04/11/2010 2:55:28 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 94 replies · 2,170+ views
    Tom Ashbrook - On Point Radio ^ | March 22nd | random caller
    Caller: I'm very frustrated about what happened they didn't listen to the people at all. I don't know if you happened to hear what Michelle Bachmann said about peacefully not complying with obamacare? I think that's going to be me. I have read the bill and I know about the provisions that will throw me in prison and really I don't care. I'll be more than happy to go to prison to fight for my freedom. Host: How do you see your freedom on the line here? Caller: They are taking our money by fiat. They are taking our money...
  • You know what? (Vanity?)

    07/30/2009 9:54:14 AM PDT · by don-o · 46 replies · 769+ views
    Little House on Unaka | July 29, 2009 | don-o
    You know what....? Is it just me or are people increasingly using that nonsense phrase? I know I hear it from talking heads on the television; (actually) I just get audio on XM radio. Today, I heard a baseball broadcaster begin an answer to a question with.. You know what...? What is going on?
  • Obama and the online Town Hall

    03/26/2009 10:29:10 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 14 replies · 814+ views
    bbc ^ | 3/26/09 | Darren Waters
    As I write, President Barack Obama is engaged in an online town hall meeting. He's speaking in front of a live audience, while the meeting is also broadcast on the net, and on some TV channels. He's answering questions from the invited audience, and also responding to questions put to him online. As I look now, 92,000 people have left more than 100,000 questions on the subject of the economy alone.
  • NASA's Hansen Makes His Global Warming Case at Huffington Post

    If you needed any more evidence as to just how far to the left NASA's James Hansen is, consider that on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his highly-controversial testimony to Congress -- wherein he presaged gloom and doom at the hands of the naturally occurring gas carbon dioxide -- he decided to make his global warming case at the ultra-leftwing website the Huffington Post.
  • Exploited labor starts morning off wrong

    11/27/2007 3:02:35 PM PST · by AlaskaErik · 15 replies · 76+ views
    Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman ^ | November 26, 2007 | Lexie Krell
    Coffee is a staple of American life and a good incentive for getting out of bed in the morning. The true cost of this beverage, however, is shocking. It is estimated that small-land coffee farmers in Latin America, Asia and Africa sell their goods for roughly 24 cents a pound while paying 80 cents a pound to produce their product. They are often paid roughly half the market price, with 50 percent going to middlemen taking advantage of the situation. This leaves farmers in developing nations living in poverty and makes the period between harvests especially difficult. Retail prices remain...
  • CBS "Mystified" by Dan Rather's "Bizarre Allegations", Files Motion to Dismiss

    11/15/2007 9:05:50 PM PST · by Milhous · 26 replies · 163+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | November 15 2007 | Felix Gillette
    Today, in New York Supreme Court, in response to Dan Rather's civil lawsuit, CBS filed a lengthy 30-page motion to dismiss the case.CBS executives also released a statement today, noting that they are "mystified" by Rather's "bizarre allegations" but will "vigorously" defend themselves in court if need be. "Dan Rather is one of the most important figures in the history of broadcast journalism, and for more than 40 years was one of our most valued colleagues," CBS said in the statement. "That is why we at CBS are mystified and saddened by the baseless and self-serving allegations and distortions...
  • The $oro$ influence

    04/05/2007 3:14:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 546+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 5, 2007 | Herbert London
    Who is George Soros and why is he saying such awful things? Most Americans do not know this billionaire investor, but, using his vast wealth, he has become a force in left-wing political circles. In some ways, he is the litmus test for Democratic politics.     Mr. Soros usually concerns himself with foreign affairs, pointing out what he considers the failures of the Bush administration. In interviews with the press, Mr. Soros claims President Bush's war on terror "is really exploitation." Moreover, he urges European leaders to adopt a stance different from the United States.     Writing in the London-based Independent, Mr....
  • Former CBS anchor speaking at UTPA on Tuesday [Blather Sighting]

    02/12/2007 5:49:20 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 390+ views
    The Monitor ^ | February 12,2007 | Daniel Perry
    EDINBURG — Longtime CBS anchor and Texas native Dan Rather will appear Tuesday as part of the University of Texas-Pan American’s 2006-07 Distinguished Speakers Series. University students and faculty will be admitted to the UTPA Fine Arts Auditorium at 7 p.m. The general public will be allowed to enter at 7:20 p.m. The auditorium is on the side of campus bounded by West University Drive. Rather’s talk is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. and is expected to focus on his life, career development and current events, said Melissa Benavides, associate director of the university’s student union. "We are expecting...
  • Source Says Dan Rather Nearing CBS Exit(Don't let the door hit you in the...)

    06/15/2006 10:59:39 AM PDT · by kellynla · 16 replies · 713+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Jun 15, 2006 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Dan Rather, who has been working at "60 Minutes" since leaving as "CBS Evening News" anchor last year, apparently is in his final days at CBS News. CBS executives and Rather's representatives appear close to a deal that will end Rather's association with CBS News after more than 40 years, according to an executive knowledgeable about the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Thursday. Rather, 74, told The Philadelphia Inquirer that he has had no conversations about continuing at "60 Minutes" beyond the television season that ended last month. Another...
  • Rick Kaplan Resigns (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    06/07/2006 1:56:16 PM PDT · by abb · 104 replies · 1,958+ views
    TVNewser ^ | June 7, 2006 | Staff
    Wednesday, Jun 07 Rick Kaplan Resigns: "He Has Led MSNBC Through A Period Of Impressive Growth" "I want to thank Rick for his service to MSNBC," NBC News president Steve Capus said in a message to MSNBC employees at 4pm. "Over the last two and a half years, Rick has been a tireless champion for the network and all the hard work you do each and every day. He has led MSNBC through a period of impressive growth especially in primetime. You, the staff at MSNBC, are enormously dedicated and have built a rock-solid foundation for our future growth. MSNBC...
  • US-Russia relations deteriorating sharply, experts warn

    06/06/2006 11:22:15 PM PDT · by vertolet · 113 replies · 1,379+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | June 7 2006 03:00 | Guy Dinmore
    Relations between the US and Russia are deteriorating badly and there is a danger of conflict in the flashpoints of the south Caucasus, according to senior former officials and corporate leaders advising the EastWest Institute (EWI). EWI board members at the think-tank's annual meeting in Charleston were almost unanimous in calling for moves to prevent what one called an emerging "cold peace" between the US and Russia. John Mroz, founder and president of EWI, called the deterioration worrisome. He placed the trend in the context of growing distrust between the major powers, including China, with the world in a state...
  • USA Today Reporter a Democratic Donor; Phone Company Demands Retraction ( Another Rathergate ? )

    05/19/2006 1:18:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies · 2,043+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 19, 2006 | Rich Noyes
    Leslie Cauley, the USA Today reporter who last week “broke” the news that three major U.S. telecommunications companies were assisting the National Security Agency in building a database to more easily track any communications by potential terrorists, is listed as a donor to former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt... A search found a listing for "writer and journalist" Leslie Cauley, indicating she gave $2,000 to Gephardt on June 30, 2003, when Gephardt was running for the Democratic presidential nomination. And that seems not to be her only tie to Democratic politics ... Cauley's link to a Democratic campaign seems likely...
  • Want to be healthier? Move to Britain (another reason to hate America)

    05/03/2006 11:03:40 AM PDT · by baldeagle390 · 50 replies · 926+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal ^ | 05/03/06 | By JOHN FAUBER
    Maybe we should have remained a colony. Americans Sicker Than Britons? Calvin Malone of Milwaukee says he runs four times per week to stay in shape. He was working out at the Downtown YMCA on Tuesday. Throughout the facility are signs encouraging patrons to exercise and embrace a healthy lifestyle. A report released today says middle-aged Britons are much healthier than their American counterparts. Richard Nord, 71, from Shorewood, shown at the Downtown YMCA on Tuesday, says he has had a disciplined exercise routine since he was 40 years old. Despite paying more than twice as much for health care,...
  • Disgraced CBS Anchor Proposes "Rather's Rules" for Good Journalism

    03/09/2006 12:43:23 PM PST · by Stoat · 86 replies · 1,740+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 9, 2006 | Rich Noyes
    Disgraced CBS Anchor Proposes "Rather's Rules" for Good Journalism Posted by Rich Noyes on March 9, 2006 - 10:31.Dan Rather spoke at a Cherry Hill, New Jersey high school last night (Wednesday), South Jersey's Courier-Post reports this morning, and reporter Jim Walsh noted (without irony) that the disgraced and replaced CBS Evening News anchor proposed “Rather’s Rules” for improving journalism.Isn’t that a bit like “Dr. Kevorkian’s Rules” for better medicine?In his speech, Rather repeated his recent chiding of the national media for being too soft, and in “need of a spine transplant.” But when it came to his own...
  • What Extremists are Saying

    03/02/2006 5:15:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 572+ views
    Mujahidin Shura Council Claims Operations in Mosul, Al-Fallujah, Baghdad On 1 March, 2006, "eXtreme" posted to Hanin Net three statements issued by The Mujahidin Shura Council in Iraq [Majlis Shura al-Mujahidin fi al-Iraq] in which the group claimed responsibility for destroying a US armored vehicle in Mosul and another in Al-Fallujah and clashing with police and Badr Corps forces in Baghdad. "eXtreme" attributed the messages to the "Media Commission" of the Mujahidin Shura Council in Iraq. The "Issues of Iraq and the Nation" forum in Hanin Net is dedicated to news on jihad and Iraqi insurgent groups. A translation of...
  • I am an American, of Chinese ancestry, who moved here 3 years ago...

    11/03/2005 1:02:24 PM PST · by Iratus discipulus · 272 replies · 2,198+ views
    November 3, 2005 | A FED UP college student
    I am the odd loner in my community who enjoys hearing tales of our American founding fathers, our heroes and was always completely fascinated by the letter of Sullivan Ballou by the civil war, the human struggle for an ideal they, themselves perhaps know little of... I would not go into detail what promted me to write this, perhaps I needed a channel to spout out my intense discomfort after having to constantly listen to and deal with professors in my college and their utter hypocrisy. I Love this country, I love it personally. I love the people; I love...
  • Rather: Bush Guard Memo Story "Accurate," Never Proven Not So

    09/27/2005 5:10:42 PM PDT · by NCjim · 79 replies · 3,967+ views
    In an interview with Marvin Kalb carried live by C-SPAN from the National Press Club on Monday night, Dan Rather made quite clear that he believes in the accuracy of his Bush National Guard story based on what everyone else realizes were fabricated memos. Rather argued that "one supporting pillar of the story, albeit an important one, one supporting pillar was brought into question. To this day no one has proven whether it was what it purported to be or not." Kalb pressed for clarification: "I believe you just said that you think the story is accurate?" Rather affirmed: "The...
  • Cardinal says enough of euphemisms—Terry Schiavo was killed

    07/27/2005 6:04:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 73 replies · 2,537+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | July 26, 2005
    Lima, Jul. 26, 2005 (CNA) - The President of the Pontifical Council for Heath Care, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, recalled the Terry Schiavo case this week and said “they killed her” by denying her food and hydration.According to the cardinal, “Food and hydration are never considered medicine.”  “To remove them means euthanasia, it means killing, and so this woman was killed by hunger and starvation.  Let’s stop with the euphemisms—they killed her,” he stated.“Law consists of a rational ordering that seeks the common good and not the common evil,” Cardinal Lozano noted, “but many times there are laws that are...
  • Vanderbilt U. Loses 'Confederate' Bid (Forces of P.C. Actually LOSE One, For Once...!)

    05/05/2005 2:11:46 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 30 replies · 930+ views
    Newsday ^ | 5/04/05 | AP/Colin Fly
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt University would violate a decades-old contract if it stripped the word "Confederate" from the name of a dormitory built with the help of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, a court ruling released Wednesday said. The heritage group donated a third of the building's cost. In return, the name Confederate Memorial Hall was chiseled into stone over the main entrance.
  • Zot Party in US

    04/22/2005 3:28:32 PM PDT · by dipoledipole99 · 48 replies · 1,107+ views
    Flaws to the 2 Party System Voting? It is that time of year again for us to vote. “I’m gonna vote for whoever is on the Democratic side” said my grandfather. “Who cares, they are all the same, makes no difference to me if Kerry or Bush wins” stated my mother. Is this how you and your family feel when it comes the time to vote? America is known as the land of the free, and to have the most democratic governmental system in this world, but is it really? How can we say that America’s government is democratic when...
  • Semantics might have kept us out of Iraqi sand trap

    03/24/2005 12:14:31 PM PST · by jdege · 31 replies · 823+ views
    Amarillo Globe News ^ | Thursday, March 24, 2005 | Erik Williams
    Guest Column: Semantics might have kept us out of Iraqi sand trap Erik Williams Opinion TALK AMARILLO "The seeds of liberty and freedom have been planted in the desert, and watered with the blood of martyrs, and in what tyranny once made waste, the flower of democracy shall bloom." It has been two years since an autocrat threatened the peace of the world. He brazenly challenged the United Nations, defied the great powers with rude ambition and naked aggression, kept his citizens in thrall to his arrogant will, deceived and manipulated the international community, and endangered the freedoms and liberties...
  • BlatherWatch: Tom Teepen

    03/15/2005 10:02:22 AM PST · by directorblue · 1 replies · 430+ views
    DirectorBlue's blog ^ | 3/15/2005 | directorblue
    It is through a lense of grim compassion that I view certain liberal pundits: Maureen Dowd and Richard Cohen, for instance. This pair is so committed to their litany of failed predictions that they'll stick with them no matter how far out of whack they may be. But I feel a certain sympathy for them: at least they truly are committed, along with being sour and inane. Who can blame them? History hasn't treated either kindly and, given the momentum of the Administration's sweeping initiatives, it's only going to get worse for them. Thus, I do feel a sort of...
  • Caption Dan Rather pic as he arrives for LAST Scheduled Broadcast

    03/09/2005 11:14:54 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 79 replies · 2,408+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 9,2004
    Dan Rather enters the CBS broadcast center for his last scheduled broadcast of the 'CBS Evening News' March 9, 2005 in New York. Tributes to the 73-year-old newsman were mixed with sniping after his final months were marred by a reporting scandal that tarnished his reputation. REUTERS/Chip East
  • Rather Defends Reputation on His Way Out

    03/07/2005 1:57:06 PM PST · by roaddog727 · 47 replies · 1,334+ views
    AP ^ | 7 Mar 2005 | David Bauder
    NEW YORK (AP) - As his final evening newscast approaches on Wednesday, Dan Rather is seeing the indignities pile up as quickly as the roses that were tossed in the path of Tom Brokaw when the NBC anchorman stepped down late last year. The latest came in a New Yorker magazine article, where fellow CBS News legends Walter Cronkite and Mike Wallace talked about how difficult it was to watch Rather as an anchor.
  • Just in from our too dumb to zot dept: Gannon scoop shows White House Forged TANG/CBS memos?!?!

    02/19/2005 5:21:31 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 143 replies · 4,984+ views
    DailyKos, via LittleGreenFootballs via CAS mailing list | RegenerationMan
    It now appears that Jeff Gannon could be the thread that unravels the real story behind the TANG/CBS forgeries. I have put together a case here that if looked at carefully by the blogosphere would show that the TANG forgeries were made by the White House, probably Dan Bartlett, and then given to Bill Burkett by a former associate of Karl Rove, Roger Stone. Stone's wife, Nydia, who is Cuban, was most likely the Hispanic lady on the phone who convinced Burkett the documents were real and that he should burn them after copying them to protect her honor. ~snip~...
  • About faces

    02/08/2005 1:57:25 AM PST · by Elkiejg · 7 replies · 785+ views ^ | February 8, 2005 | Larry Kudlow
    The good news is that current newsmakers Eason Jordan, Howard Dean, and Condi Rice have virtually nothing in common. Jordan, the CNN news executive who slandered the U.S. military without a shred of evidence to back his claims, should be out of a job. Dean, the heir-apparent to chair the Democratic National Committee, shouldn’t even be considered for that job. And Rice, out barnstorming with the president’s foreign-policy message, should already be lauded for the brilliant job she’s doing as our new secretary of State. Let’s begin with worst of the lot and work our way to the best. Jack...
  • Kerry Addresses Voter Disenfranchisement

    01/17/2005 10:58:24 PM PST · by kattracks · 43 replies · 913+ views
    NewsMax Wires ^ | 1/18/05 | AP
    BOSTON -- Sen. John Kerry, in some of his most pointed public comments yet about the presidential election, invoked Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy on Monday as he criticized President Bush and decried reports of voter disenfranchisement. The Massachusetts Democrat, Bush's challenger in November, spoke at Boston's annual Martin Luther King Day Breakfast. He reiterated that he decided not to challenge the election results, but "thousands of people were suppressed in the effort to vote." "Voting machines were distributed in uneven ways. In Democratic districts, it took people four, five, eleven hours to vote, while Republicans (went) through in 10...
  • Everyone at CBS Should Be Breathing a Sigh of Relief

    01/14/2005 9:43:47 PM PST · by coffee260 · 9 replies · 869+ views
    Newhouse News Service ^ | 01/12/2005 | JAMES LILEKS
    Some CBS critics would be satisfied with only this: From: Mapes To: Bigdan: OK, here's the deal. I got a guy who cooked up fake memos, another guy who will lie about their credibility, and a retired general who will back up the story. He's dead, but we have the seance on tape. (Morley did the voice. What a ham!) The Kerry campaign is ready to go with the "Fortunate Son" ad campaign to piggyback on the AWOL theme. You end the segment by saying, "And the story is, as they say in a one-hour Texas Photomat, developing." That'll be...
  • Blogs blast CBS panel's 'no bias' conclusion

    01/11/2005 1:36:24 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 694+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 11, 2005
    MEDIA MATTERS Citizen reporters who broke story jump on 'independent' report The weblogs that first revealed CBS News used phony documents as the basis for an election-season piece about President Bush's National Guard service are in full force after release of the network's independent-panel report yesterday, with most expressing surprise at its harsh, detailed criticism of news personnel but lamenting it couldn't see political bias driving the story. "We're disappointed that the panel claimed there was not enough proof that those involved had political motivations," said co-editor Matthew Sheffield. But he surmised, "If the panel had made such a...

    01/10/2005 1:19:08 PM PST · by ForGod'sSake · 35 replies · 1,313+ views
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  • Mary Mapes and Col. David Hackworth (New Link to Rathergate Story)

    01/10/2005 7:46:05 AM PST · by TFine80 · 148 replies · 5,178+ views
    CBS Report pp. 96-97 ^ | January 10, 2005
    Colonel David H. Hackworth was interviewed by Rather as an expert to evaluate the documents that Mapes obtained from Lieutenant Colonel Burkett.... Even though Colonel Hackworth was never in the TexANG, did not know Lieutenant Colonel Killian or any of the other releveant individuals, had no personal knowledge of President Bush's service in the TexANG and had no personal knowledge regarding the Killian documents, he reached some high critical conclusions.... First, Colonel Hackworth concluded that the documents were 'genuine.' ... Second, Colonel Hackworth concluded that, by not taking his physical, then-Lieutenant Bush was 'insubordinate' and would have been treated more...
  • Showing their bias in Iraq war coverage

    12/17/2004 8:22:45 AM PST · by bkwells · 19 replies · 824+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 12/17/04 | JOSEPH PERKINS
    A new Gallup survey is rather disquieting for those of us in the media. It finds that not even a quarter of Americans perceive either television or newspaper reporters to have "very high" or "high" standards of ethics and honesty. There are various explanations for that perception in the eyes of the public. But the belief here is that one major contributing factor is the public's perception that some of what they read on the front pages of the major dailies or watch on the evening news is politically slanted. Indeed, the public need look no further than coverage of...
  • A Fun Place to Troll (VANITY)

    11/25/2004 11:30:22 AM PST · by papasmurf · 3 replies · 651+ views
    papasmurf ^ | 11/25/2004 | papasmurf
    Hey Gang..I have been having SOME fun with these clueless morons over here. Been trollin' and brain beatin' 'em to death. It's about 6 on 1 right now. Really funny, they'll all post at once, then nothing for about 45 minutes, then all post at once again. :) :O) P
  • Quotes from CBS Anchor Dan Rather on Election Night 2004 & 2002

    11/06/2004 9:27:11 AM PST · by vanburen · 50 replies · 2,176+ views
    "We don't know what to do. We don't know whether to wind a watch or bark at the moon." "Could be game set and match Republicans." "They're about first and goal from 4 yards out." "He swept through the South like a tornado through a trailer park."
  • Rather Not [Bad Day(s) at Black Rock]

    11/08/2004 7:45:35 AM PST · by johnny7 · 14 replies · 1,619+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn, 2004 | Stefan Kanfer
    The end of an eraThe criticism,” growled NBC's Tom Brokaw, went “beyond any factual information.” Indeed, it was nothing less than “a political jihad.” ABC's Peter Jennings, equally outraged, chimed in: “I don't think you ever judge a man by only one event in his career.”They were speaking, of course, about l'Affaire Dan Rather, rising in defense of their fellow elite anchor. Trouble is, Jennings was right. We shouldn't judge a man by a single event; we should judge him by all his biases and errata. These, Rather has in overplus.(Researchers may visit, where they'll find them carefully compiled...
  • Rather's Blather

    11/05/2004 4:33:22 PM PST · by Positive · 46 replies · 2,048+ views
    Special Report With Brit Hume | 11/05/2004 | Self
    Brit Hume: "Finally tonight, for the benefit of those viewers who might have chosen this network over CBS News on Election night, here's a sample of what you missed:" Dan: "This Presidential race has know, crackling like a hickory fire for at least the last hour and a half - two hours..." Dan to Lockhurt: "I know that you'd Rather walk through a furnace in a gasoline suit..." Dan: "This race is hotter than a Times Square Rolex and it has all night long..." Dan:"George Bush is sweeping through the South like a big wheel through a delta cotton...
  • No Surrender ("Bush Did Not Win...")

    11/05/2004 6:17:28 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 76 replies · 3,872+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/5/04 | Paul Krugman
    President Bush isn't a conservative. He's a radical - the leader of a coalition that deeply dislikes America as it is. Part of that coalition wants to tear down the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt, eviscerating Social Security and, eventually, Medicare. Another part wants to break down the barriers between church and state. And thanks to a heavy turnout by evangelical Christians, Mr. Bush has four more years to advance that radical agenda. Democrats are now, understandably, engaged in self-examination. But while it's O.K. to think things over, those who abhor the direction Mr. Bush is taking the country must maintain...
  • Ed Bradley Calls Election for Bush on CBS, Rather Objects

    11/03/2004 5:52:51 AM PST · by ambrose · 110 replies · 2,690+ views
    November 03, 2004 Ed Bradley Calls Election for Bush on CBS, Rather Objects In a rather testy on-air exchange, circa 12:30am PST, between Dan Rather, CBS anchor, and Ed Bradley, long-time corresponent for CBS's 60 Minutes and an election night commentator, Bradley rather roundly criticized both Kerry and his own network for not accepting the obvious mathematics and calling the election for Bush. Bradley pointed out that Bush leads Kerry by 145,000 votes in Ohio, and even if 250,000 provisional ballots remain (which he considered a high estimate), and that even if all the provisional ballots are valid, Kerry would...
  • Blather: "Knock, knock, knock..."

    11/02/2004 10:06:10 PM PST · by Kerry + Edwards = Terrorists · 12 replies · 187+ views
    CBS | 11/3/03 | Dan Blather
    Dan Rather has pretty much conceded with yet another of his "Ratherisms"... "Knock, knock, knock, you hear that? George W. Bush is ready for re-election!" I believe he may have a shotgun under his news desk.
  • Is Arnold just a really cool Gray Davis?

    09/26/2004 9:42:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 550+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | Sunday, September 26, 2004 | By STEVEN GREENHUT Columnist, The Orange County Regist
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's frequently repeated mantra, "Action, action, action," should be changed to, "Blather, blather, blather."The governator has been a big improvement from Gov.-reject Gray Davis, especially as he vetoes some of the worst anti-business legislation ever to reach a governor's desk, including a minimum-wage hike, but many of the deals he has hammered out with interest groups and legislators to "solve" ongoing state crises are now unraveling within months of the signing.That's because they lack "substance, substance, substance." In his zeal to get something done and project an action-oriented image that conforms to his action-figure status, the governor repeatedly...
  • Lucy Ramirez? How CBS Dan tracked her down...

    09/21/2004 2:25:17 AM PDT · by sonofatpatcher2 · 79 replies · 3,705+ views
    sonofatpatcher2 ^ | 9-21-2004 | sonofatpatcher2
    Well, I've dug around a bit and found how Dan Blather tracked down Lucy Ramirez, Bill Burkett's source for the Bush memos.