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  • Hillary Clinton deserves Democratic nomination (BARF!)

    01/25/2016 1:08:47 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    America looks different in 2016 than it did the last time Hillary Clinton ran for president: The economy has come out of free fall, the military has left the quagmire of the Iraq war, barriers to equality have toppled, and universal access to health care has become a reality. Tumultuous as they’ve been, the Barack Obama years have proved transformative — and the priority for Democratic voters should be to protect, consolidate, and extend those gains.
  • Joining the military doesnt make you a hero (Triple Bagger)

    12/08/2014 5:14:30 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 81 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 7 Dec 14 | Stephen Kinzer
    Who is a hero? In todays America, it is someone who chooses a military career, puts on a uniform, and prepares for war. Placing soldiers and veterans on this kind of pedestal is a relatively new phenomenon. Past generations of Americans saw soldiers as ordinary human beings. They were like the rest of us: big and small, smart and dumb, capable of good and bad choices. Now we pretend they are demi-gods. One reason Americans have come to view soldiers as our only protectors is that we have accepted the idea that our country is under permanent threat from fanatics...
  • Rolling Stones UVA story a disaster for all ("Whatever the truth")

    12/07/2014 2:50:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 7, 2014 | Yvonne Abraham
    Well, this is awful.The Web blew up Friday afternoon with the news that Rolling Stone magazine no longer stands behind last months horrific, explosive story of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. A report in The Washington Post cast central elements of her story into serious doubt. Her friends and supporters now say theyre dubious, too.Its disastrous for everybody involved. At this writing, the victim, Jackie, insists she was telling the truth about being raped by seven students. Whatever the truth, she must be in a world of pain right now, particularly if she tried to extricate...
  • The Wife of Jesus Tale (Evidence Points to Forgery of "Jesus' Wife" Fragment)

    04/28/2014 12:04:46 PM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/5/2014 | Charlotte Allen
    ....Two weeks ago, on April 10, in a manner reminiscent of King’s carefully controlled original unveiling of the fragment, the Harvard Divinity School issued a press release declaring that a “wide range of scientific testing indicates that a papyrus fragment containing the words ‘Jesus said to them my wife’ is an ancient document” and that “its contents may have been composed as early as the second to fourth centuries.” Harvard had given an advance viewing of the test results and an interview with King to reporters for just three newspapers—the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Harvard student...
  • Boston Globe, once bought for $1.1 billion, sells for $70 million

    08/03/2013 3:59:20 AM PDT · by John W · 76 replies
    AP via ^ | August 3, 2013 | AP
    BOSTON -- The New York Times Co. says it has agreed to sell The Boston Globe to the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox for $70 million, a massive drop from the record $1.1 billion it paid for it. Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy confirms the sale of the Globe and other media properties to businessman John Henry. The Times bought the Globe in 1993. Newspapers have faced difficulties in recent years as advertisers have moved more ads online. The Times announced in February it was putting the Globe up for sale. The company's CEO said at the time selling...
  • Boston Globe unintentionally proves Elizabeth Warrens ethnic fraud

    09/17/2012 7:33:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 09/16/2012 | William A. Jacobson
    The Boston Globe ran a massive 3,000 word lead article this morning trying to excuse away Elizabeth Warren's claim during her professional career to be minority and a woman of color based on supposed Native American ancestry.The story, which had the cooperation of the Warren campaign, comes just days before the first debate in Massachusetts' Senate race. Clearly, the Warren campaign is worried after even Native Americans who are Democrats criticized Warren at the DNC in Charlotte, and is attempting to put its story out there through a friendly source.The article is a masterpiece of distraction, weaving stories from...
  • Awesome new scoop on Romney his high school report card

    08/03/2012 11:40:58 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2 Aug 2012 | Dustin Siggins
    Really. dug it up, and Mediaite spells it out: Romney took English 3, Elementary Algebra, Biology, French 1, and Art 3. He is credited in his art class for having a real ability in painting, but admitted that Romney is not as industrious or as responsible as he might be. The rest of the report card contains similar comments about Romneys potential to do better in class, and under additional comments, the following is written about Romneys overall performance. Mitt is doing well. He is a more responsible citizen this year. Wow. Just devastating. So while he was allegedly...
  • CBS takes heat for fake fireworks shots

    07/08/2011 5:43:04 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 17 replies ^ | July 8, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    You might think the British press holds a monopoly on media controversy this month, with the shuttering of a 168-year-old tabloid over a phone-hacking scandal. Still, at least one Yank media concern has won recent unwelcome notoriety--fittingly enough, for airing misleading video footage on the national holiday commemorating American independence from the British crown. CBS has been caught doctoring Fourth of July footage after Bostonians realized Thursday that the network's images of fireworks over various city landmarks were not only breathtaking, but also fake. An area research scientist appears to have been among the first to point out the discrepancy...
  • Omission cited in destruction of interrogation videos

    07/28/2010 12:56:57 PM PDT · by begemot2 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2010 Jul 26 | Matt Apuzzo
    Officer left names of lawyers off note By Matt Apuzzo Associated Press / July 26, 2010, Monday WASHINGTON When the CIA sent word in 2005 to destroy scores of videos showing waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics, there was an unusual omission in the carefully worded memo: the names of two agency lawyers. [...] But when the CIAs top clandestine officer, Jose Rodriguez, told a colleague at the agencys secret prison in Thailand to destroy interrogation videos, he left the lawyers off the note. [rest of article deleted for copyright reasons]
  • NY Times, Boston Globe and THEIR Zero Tolerance rule

    07/22/2010 10:57:08 AM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 99 replies · 1+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | 07/22/10 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    22 July 2010 NY Times, Boston Globe and THEIR Zero Tolerance rule CATEGORY: Biased Media Coverage Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 12:32 pm From The Catholic League with my emphases and comments: BOSTON GLOBE & NYT LACK "ZERO TOLERANCE" RULE Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Yesterday, a Boston Globe editorial unfavorably compared the Vatican to the American bishops, saying that "Until the church adopts a zero-tolerance policy, justice cannot be served." On July 9 and July 17, the New York Times, which owns the Globe, ran editorials voicing the same criticism. The Times editorial of July 17...
  • 'Joy Behar' Guest Host Gives Perfect Example of Bias Against Catholic Church

    03/31/2010 8:38:41 AM PDT · by Bean74 · 15 replies · 853+ views ^ | March 30, 2010 | Colleen Raezler
    Jeanine Pirro provided a textbook demonstration of media bias against the Catholic Church during her stint as a substitute host for CNN Headline News's "The Joy Behar Show on March 29. Pirro never gave her guest a chance to defend the church and interrupted him six times within 1 minute, 59 seconds. Pirro is a former Westchester County, N.Y., district attorney and judge who now hosts the TV program, "Judge Jeanine Pirro." She also appears on network and cable news programs as a legal analyst. First, she stacked the deck. Pirro hosted a panel discussion about the recent allegations that...
  • Solid backing by Saint, Fujita unafraid to support gay rights

    02/03/2010 8:09:28 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 618+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 3, 2010 | Adam Kilgore
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - When the request arrived in an e-mail last fall, Scott Fujita replied immediately and without reservation. A friend had asked him his opinion. He answered. That was how Fujita looked at it. The swiftness and certitude of Fujitas reply stunned Dave Zirin, the friend who sent the e-mail. Zirin had not made a typical request, not for an NFL linebacker. He was looking for a professional athlete to lend his name to the National Equality March, a rally in Washington for gay rights.
  • Weekly Standard reporter says he was pushed by Coakley aide

    01/13/2010 11:15:55 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 27 replies · 1,306+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1-13-10 | By Martin Finucane, Globe Staff
    WOW!!! The Boston Globe actually correctly reported the facts. FREEPERS, please leave a comment on this article with the Globe at their web page on this report. Let your voices be heard.
  • Whos afraid of the big, bad Fairness Doctrine? (another moonbat against free speech)

    11/10/2009 9:02:05 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 14 replies · 653+ views
    Boston Globe-Democrat ^ | 11/09/09 | Steve Almond
    OF ALL the Big Lies told by the pooh-bahs of talk radio - that our biracial president hates white people, that global warming is a hoax, that a public health care plan to compete with private insurers equals socialism - the most desperate and deluded is this: that the so-called Fairness Doctrine would squash free speech. Nonsense. The Fairness Doctrine would not stop talk radio hosts from spewing the invective that has made them so fabulously wealthy. All it would do is subject their invective to a real-time reality check. If you dont believe me, consult the historical evidence. The...
  • New proof that all town-hall protesters are racist: Guy tears up womans Rosa Parks poster

    08/13/2009 10:53:54 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 13 replies · 1,076+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 13, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    A Larger Truth brought to you by the same nutroots liars who now insist that eight years of Bush = Hitler rhetoric was fringe stuff that shouldnt be used to tar the entire left. I suppose if you can believe that quoting the Boston Globe amounts to stalking, you can believe that fears of socialized medicine are really all about resegregating buses. Funny thing about this: The whole thing happens so fast, and the perpetrators angle of view is so acute, that it looks like he never even saw what was on the poster. As McCaskill herself to her...
  • Some pointers for Palin

    05/19/2009 9:13:08 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 47 replies · 1,612+ views
    HEY, Sarah P., big congratulations on the memoir deal! I am so excited that you're joining our booky-wooky club! I know this is new for you, this book-writing thing, so do you mind some suggestions - just a few pointers? First, the story thing. You might not like that word "story," what with how it sounds like news story and might make you think about nasty interviews and so on, but I know you can get all creative about it. Important to remember: Your story is just what you want to tell - no more. You get to control every...
  • Boston Globe Publishes Fake Iraq Rape Pictures

    05/12/2004 8:46:52 AM PDT · by Brainhose · 29 replies · 4,234+ views
    Boston Globe,WRKO Radio | 5/12/2004 | Brainhose
    Recently a 'Community activist' (AKA Pain in the A**) in the city of Boston named Sadiki Cambone, brought a set of pictures purporting to be of our service men raping Iraqi women to the Boston City Council. Much like John Kerry this Sadiki Cambone throws aroundhis service in the militaryto prove his alleged patriotism, all the while undermining our troops at every opportunity. The Boston Glob(e) published these pictures as being genuine without bothering to verify them.As it turns out the pictures actually come from a fetish porn site of men in camouflage having sex with porn actress. On todays...
  • Globe blames councilor for bogus 'rape' photos

    05/14/2004 9:24:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 2,224+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/14/04 | WorldNetDaily
    The Boston Globe today tried to distance itself from its admitted error in publishing pornographic photos fraudulently depicting the rape of Iraqi women by American GIs by blaming the city councilor who distributed the pictures at a press conference. In an editorial, the paper admitted for the first time the photos were "bogus" and "appeared" to be taken from a porn site, but in a separate article, the Globe's ombudsman claims she still has failed to discover the source of the photos and still has not confirmed or denied their veracity to readers. The photographs uncovered by WorldNetDaily as...
  • Turner's bogus photos [Boston Globe]

    05/14/2004 10:47:57 AM PDT · by EggsAckley · 29 replies · 525+ views News ^ | May 14, 2004 | n/a
    <p>THE RECENT actions of Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner were reckless and inflammatory. With no regard for truth or consequences, Turner unveiled graphic photographs at a Tuesday press conference, suggesting that the images portrayed the rape of Iraqi women by US soldiers. The display was an all-time low for a member of the City Council. Turner, now in his third term, used twisted logic to justify the photo array. While stopping short of claiming authenticity, Turner argued that "the American people have a right and responsibility to see the pictures" in light of recent revelations regarding abuse of Iraqi prisoners.</p>
  • Globies plan own wake, call it a rally

    04/24/2009 7:47:21 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 17 replies · 879+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/24/09 | Howie Carr
    To all you silly-billies at the Globe - enough already with the groveling. Self-pity is not good box office. Stop weeping into your brandy Alexanders and start looking for a job - a real job. And no, I wont be at your Solidarity rally today at Faneuil Hall. But I can imagine the signs - In Barney Frank We Trust, Viva Fidel, Hugo y Teddy! and of course, Hands Off My Trust Fund. Outside, bowtied bumkissers will be chanting in unison, Hey hey ho ho, Globe-a-phobias got to go. The Globe union is running buses up from Morrissey Boulevard, a...
  • Boston Globe to cut up to 50 jobs in newsroom

    01/15/2009 11:35:16 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 16 replies · 626+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/15/09
    The Boston Globe said today it will offer buy-outs to all newsroom employees by the end of the month in an effort to cut as many as 50 jobs. In a memo to employees, Globe Editor Martin Baron said, "Our industry is facing unprecedented financial pressures, most recently because of economic conditions that are the worst in many decades. We have had to adjust before to a difficult financial picture, and we now must do it again." Both union and management employees will be eligible for the buy-outs. If too few agree to leave voluntarily, Baron said, the company will...
  • 2008, the year in photographs

    12/22/2008 10:51:29 AM PST · by EveningStar · 38 replies · 2,904+ views
    Boston Globe | December 17-19, 2008
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  • Obama victory took root in Kennedy-inspired Immigration Act

    11/12/2008 5:47:33 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies · 517+ views ^ | 11/11/2008 | Peter S. Canellos
    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's victory last week triggered an immediate accounting of debts to be paid off in constructing his new administration. There were those who speculated that Obama would be building a White House staff of loyal old Chicago hands. Others foresaw a bevy of Clintonistas. And still others had a vision of a kind of Kennedy redux that wags quickly dubbed "Obamalot." After all, Caroline Kennedy had emerged from her shell of shyness to head Obama's vice-presidential search team, after joining her Uncle Ted on a national barnstorming tour with Obama in the days leading up to Super...
  • Obama victory took root in Kennedy-inspired Immigration Act

    11/11/2008 12:22:19 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 38 replies · 554+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | November 11, 2008 | Peter S. Canellos
    [T]he greatest Kennedy legacy to Obama [is] the Immigration Act of 1965, which created the diverse country that is already being called Obama's America. ... It transformed a nation 85 percent white in 1965 into one that's one-third minority today, and on track for a nonwhite majority by 2042. Before the act, immigration visas were apportioned based on the demographic breakdown that existed at the time of the 1920 Census - meaning that there were few if any limits on immigrants from Western and Northern Europe, but strict quotas on those from elsewhere. The belief that the United States should...
  • Some think ex-president stooping on campaign trail (Bubba criticized for being unstatesmanlike)

    01/24/2008 4:21:24 AM PST · by xtinct · 39 replies · 139+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/24/08 | Marcella Bombardieri
    AIKEN, S.C. - Bill Clinton was already working the crowd with a vociferous appeal to vote for his wife when the dozens of people jostling to get inside the auditorium provoked a campaign worker to cry out, "Adults should not be acting this way!" Coincidentally, Clinton's sharp- elbowed advocacy leading up to Saturday's South Carolina primary is prompting some pundits and fellow Democrats to voice a similar sentiment: Should a former president be acting this way? Several prominent Democrats say no. In recent days, they have publicly warned that he is hurting his party and his own status as elder...
  • Kennedy says he would back Kerry in an '08 run

    10/14/2005 1:57:33 AM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 42 replies · 847+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 13, 2005 | Associated Press
    Senator Edward M. Kennedy said yesterday he would back fellow Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerry for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, even if Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton pursues a White House bid.-snip-While Kennedy has frequently entertained the New York senator and her husband, Bill Clinton, he said his loyalty is to Kerry. Early polling indicates that Senator Clinton and Kerry are among the favorites for the Democratic nomination in 2008, but they have not declared whether they will run.Kennedy called Kerry, the 2004 nominee, an ''able, gifted, and talented political leader."He criticized President Bush's leadership and said of the...
  • In college speech, Kerry upbraids Bush administrationTests waters for presidential run

    09/20/2005 5:35:41 PM PDT · by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub · 72 replies · 1,332+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 20, 2005 | Peter S. Canellos, Globe Staff
    PROVIDENCE -- Nearly a year after losing the presidency to George W. Bush, Senator John F. Kerry yesterday condemned the Bush administration in sweeping terms, blaming the president personally for the failure to prepare for the catastrophe in Louisiana, dismissing Bush's recovery plan as a ''right-wing ideological experiment," and calling for a strong new commitment to combat poverty around the country.
  • Army scouting NASCAR circuit

    08/28/2005 8:45:44 AM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies · 411+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | 8/27/05 | Brian MacQuarrie
    In time of war, recruiters turn to young racing fans By Brian MacQuarrie, Globe Staff | August 28, 2005 BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Swiveling an imitation machine gun mounted on a mock Army jeep, young men and women fire round after round of laser ''bullets" at masked insurgents while ''patrolling" the dusty streets and sand-colored buildings of a war-pocked city that looks very much like Baghdad. ...snip... For Seger, the experience only heightened his interest in the Army. ''I've been thinking about joining ever since I was a little kid," he said. Seger's reaction is music to the ears of the...
  • Bush aide Rove was Time reporter's source-Newsweek

    07/10/2005 9:12:14 PM PDT · by bitt · 216 replies · 4,755+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | July 10, 2005 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top White House advisor Karl Rove was one of the secret sources that spoke to reporters about a covert CIA operative whose identity was leaked to the media, Newsweek magazine reported in its latest edition. The magazine said Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, confirmed that Rove talked to Time magazine about former ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife, CIA agent Valerie Plame. Luskin said Rove recently gave Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper permission to testify about the conversation to a grand jury investigating the leak in 2003, according to Newsweek. A U.S. federal judge ordered Cooper, along with...
  • Kerry's Vietnam (Boston Globe painted into a Corner)

    06/10/2005 6:34:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 186 replies · 4,668+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | 6/10/05 | GLOBE EDITORIAL
    DESPITE THE continuing gripes of his critics, records released this week show that Senator John Kerry served honorably in Vietnam. The documents should put to rest claims that Kerry misrepresented his military record in the presidential race. But Kerry's failure to respond to the smear campaign launched against him last summer lent credibility to its real objective: to impugn his equally honorable opposition to the war. John O'Neill, a Houston lawyer and Kerry's adversary on the war since 1971, acknowledged as much in a telephone interview Wednesday. ''We produced seven commercials," he said of his anti-Kerry group, now called Swift...
  • Writer Fabricated Boston Globe Story on Seal Hunt

    04/17/2005 9:30:18 PM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 104 replies · 2,116+ views and Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 15, 2005 | Greg Frost
    Writer Fabricated Boston Globe Story on Seal Hunt Fri Apr 15, 6:54 PM ET By Greg Frost BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston Globe freelance writer fabricated large chunks of a story published this week, the newspaper said on Friday in the latest incident to embarrass the U.S. media. The Globe, which is owned by The New York Times Co., said it stopped using writer Barbara Stewart because of a story that ran on Wednesday about a seal hunt off Newfoundland -- a hunt, it turns out, that had not taken place. The Halifax, Nova Scotia-datelined article described in graphic detail...
  • Boston Globe retracts story by freelancer it says was fabricated

    04/15/2005 5:35:11 PM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 11 replies · 620+ views
    The Boston Globe told readers in an editor's note published Friday that portions of a story it ran on a seal hunt off Newfoundland and Labrador were fabricated by a freelance reporter who was not at the scene.