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  • Brown Should Seize The Chance To Be A Uniter, Not ‘Mr. 41’

    02/20/2010 2:33:45 PM PST · by moose2004 · 42 replies · 819+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2/20/10 | Globe Editorial
    SCOTT BROWN campaigned for the US Senate as a problem solver who values good ideas more than partisan labels, and he should make good on that vow in the debate over a bill to create jobs. What began as an ambitious package of business tax breaks and other incentives has given way to a timid $15 billion measure that will have only minor effects on unemployment. Brown could end an impasse - and dispel profound mutual distrust between Democrats and Republicans - by signaling a serious commitment to help develop and pass a more ambitious jobs bill.
  • Speak up, Delahunt (Boston Globe wants answers)

    02/20/2010 2:34:52 AM PST · by Brugmansian · 10 replies · 808+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Feb 20 2010 | Adrian Walker
    . . . Delahunt’s people have offered one ridiculous excuse after another for his weeklong silence. The congressman, they have said, is traveling in Israel. He was, but it isn’t as though there are no phones there. He doesn’t remember much, they say. Talk to the Braintree police . . . Look, I’ve known Delahunt for years, and I’m not, at this point, reading too much into his actions. But Bishop’s alleged slayings constitute a huge tragedy, and how they happened is a matter of urgent business. There were not just red flags that she was criminally dangerous; there were...
  • Gay "Marriage" Law Forces D.C. Archdiocese to End Foster Care....

    02/17/2010 1:25:39 PM PST · by TaraP · 12 replies · 720+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Feb 17th, 2010
    WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2010 ( - The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has been forced to give up the foster care program it ran with the aid of public funds, after repeated warnings that there would be no other choice should the D.C. City Council insist that the archdiocese recognize gay "marriage" partners in its employment practices. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Catholic Charities handed over the foster-care program intact to the National Center for Children and Families on February 1. Catholic Charities, whose foster program included 43 children, 35 families and seven staff, runs more than 20 social...
  • NY Times investigating plagiarism allegations

    02/16/2010 1:35:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 410+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/10 | AP
    NEW YORK – The New York Times is looking into the work of one its reporters following accusations that he plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal and other sources. The paper published an editor's note online Sunday and in papers Monday that said reporter Zachery Kouwe "appears to have improperly appropriated wording and passages published by other news organizations." The Times said Journal editors pointed out similarities between a Journal story from Feb. 5 and Times pieces later that day and on Feb. 6. The Times said a search found other similar examples taken from media outlets like Reuters and...
  • NY Times probes reporter's lifting from other news sources

    02/15/2010 3:14:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 484+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/15/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The New York Times is conducting an investigation after a Wall Street and finance reporter was found to have improperly used wording and passages from other news organizations. Zachery Kouwe, who joined the Times in 2008 from the New York Post, "reused language from The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and other sources without attribution or acknowledgement," the Times said in an editors' note. The Times said Kouwe appeared to have "improperly appropriated wording and passages published by other news organizations" in a number of business articles over the past year and in posts on's DealBook blog....
  • "jbjd" Banned in Boston

    02/03/2010 7:26:57 PM PST · by jbjd · 18 replies · 813+ views
    jbjd ^ | 02.04.10 | jbjd
    I have been posting my thoughts in the comments section to articles appearing in the Boston Globe (on for well over a year and had never been ‘disappeared.’ Until now. Here is the evidence of my omission. (See frame 3 (three).) ...
  • Message received (Ironic prediction about Air America)

    01/22/2010 1:32:06 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies · 915+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/31/05 | Mark Jurkowtiz
    (snip) Slowing down isn't in Air America's plans either. ''In five years we'll be on 600 radio stations," Sinton boasted. ''The brand will be pervasive, and I think it will be a quaint memory when people said, 'Boy, what a stupid idea.' "
  • As Massachusetts Goes, So Could Go Nation

    01/21/2010 9:29:49 AM PST · by truthandlife · 13 replies · 669+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1-21-10 | Joan Vennochi
    A CHARISMATIC Democrat emerges out of nowhere to become chief executive. Democrats rule the House and Senate. They push an unpopular agenda. This is the Massachusetts story behind the stunning story of Scott Brown’s victory, and it is a microcosm of Washington. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick won election by promising hope, change and a different kind of politics. Barack Obama ran on the same promise. Now, President Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are pushing an agenda that infuriates voters. Martha Coakley ran a poor campaign for US Senate. The tepid prosecutor lost her case to a slick politician....
  • Boston Globe Posts Election ‘Results’ Eight Hours Before Polls Close… and Coakley Wins!

    01/19/2010 5:01:31 PM PST · by GVnana · 9 replies · 1,470+ views ^ | 1/19/2010 | Frank Ross
    Is this the Boston Globe’s “Dewey Defeats Truman” moment? (See Big Journalism’s header, above, for the memorable Chicago Tribune goof.) The Hub’s ultra-liberal broadsheet today “inadvertently” posted an interactive election-results dummy on its website, — which, amazingly, forecast a Coakley victory. Queried by the Boston Phoenix, the city’s alternative newspaper, a spokesman for the Globe replied: AP was testing an election data feed to its Massachusetts clients. During corresponding tests at our end, the feed of AP’s hypothetical test data was inadvertently posted for a few minutes on a single subsection page within our site. As soon as the...
  • Globe jumps the gun in online map goof

    01/19/2010 12:44:09 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies · 1,336+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 19, 2010 | Joe Dwinell
    Not so fast. In a premature online Dewey beats Truman moment, today posted an online map of Massachusetts voting results declaring Attorney General Martha Coakley the winner of today’s special U.S. Senate election. Whoops.
  • Boston Globe Writer Ignores Mass. Law on When Appointed Senator's Term Ends

    01/18/2010 2:05:57 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies · 1,615+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 18, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Boston Globe writer Lisa Wangsness can't be blamed too much for assuming that appointed senator Paul Kirk's term ends when the winner of tomorrow's election in Massachusetts, Scott Brown (photo) or Martha Coakley, is seated. Wrong. Mass. law is very specific on that term limit as Fred Barnes has noted in the Weekly Standard. The reason why Wangsness can be forgiven for her error is that it is the same assumption made by most of the rest of the mainstream media. Here is the relevant section of her article about the effect of tomorrow's election on the health care bill:...
  • Hard-to-predict independents hold key to election outcome

    01/16/2010 8:27:34 PM PST · by Saije · 11 replies · 787+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/16/2010 | Brian C. Mooney
    Independent voters in Massachusetts are an unpredictable breed and downright ornery when times are bad. On Tuesday, they will determine who will be the state’s next US senator in a race too close to call, capturing the nation’s attention because the fate of a national health care overhaul hangs in the balance. Termed unenrolled voters because they are not affiliated with a party, independents constitute a majority of the registered voters in the state. Republicans, outnumbered by Democrats by more than 3 to 1, need to capture a huge majority of independents and a slice of moderate and conservative Democrats...
  • Reality Intrudes (Great Note From Mark Steyn!)

    01/16/2010 6:50:30 PM PST · by goldstategop · 25 replies · 2,393+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/16/2010 | Mark Steyn
    Reality intrudes... on the Democrat-media bubble. Adam Nagourney in The New York Times: As Mr. Obama prepares to come here on Sunday to campaign for the party’s beleaguered Senate candidate, Martha Coakley, Democrats across the country are starting to wonder aloud if they misjudged the electorate over the last year, with profound ramifications for the midterm elections this year and, potentially, for Mr. Obama’s presidency. Pity the poor Democrats. It's so easy to "misjudge" when you read The New York Times and The Boston Globe.
  • Shocker: Boston Globe misrepresents Brown statement on Tea Parties

    01/14/2010 10:57:03 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies · 1,085+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 12:55 pm on January 14, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Give Greg Sargent credit over at the Plum Line blog for a good catch here.  Read the following exchange, for which Sargent will have audio shortly, and see what it means to you: QUESTION: “Scott, what do you think about the Tea Party movement and what they are trying to do?”SCOTT BROWN: “I am not quite sure what you are talking about, what are they trying to do?”QUESTION: “The anti-smaller government, sort of anti-establishment organization that is trying to take over the country.”SCOTT BROWN: “Taking over the country. I think that is a little bit of an exaggeration.”QUESTION: “Well, they...
  • Brown Framed?

    01/14/2010 11:12:39 AM PST · by freespirited · 14 replies · 1,544+ views
    TPM ^ | 01/14/10 | Josh Marshall
    Sheesh, what has the world come to if you can't trust the Boston Globe? Over the last day or so, we've been reporting how Mass GOP senate candidate Scott Brown said he was unfamiliar with the "Tea Party Movement", notwithstanding their campaigning for him and now lots of photos and video of his addressing Tea Party events. But it seems like the original report in the Boston Globe was just wrong, or at least way overwritten. The Brown campaign has now provided us with the audio of the exchange the report was based on. And as is often the case,...
  • Reporter takes stumble chasing Mass. candidate [Boston Globe Spins to Protect Coakley]

    01/13/2010 8:50:35 AM PST · by freespirited · 65 replies · 2,844+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 01/13/10
    A reporter trying to question Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley was involved in a scuffle with one of her aides. John McCormack of the Weekly Standard fell Tuesday night as he tried to speak with the Democrat while simultaneously videotaping her and trying to pass a metal grate on a Washington sidewalk. Photos and video of the incident show Coakley aide Michael Meehan trying to help McCormack up. A scuffle broke out as Meehan tried to block McCormack and determine if he was an operative of a rival campaign. Coakley is seen ignoring McCormack. The trip prompted criticism, since Coakley...
  • Boston Globe "Globie" Poll: The Worst-Kept Secret In Town

    01/10/2010 11:01:41 AM PST · by Dayvester · 18 replies · 1,689+ views
    Save WRKO ^ | January 10th | Brian Maloney
    Showing a 15-point lead for Democrat Martha Coakley, a Globie poll that had become the worst-kept secret in town was finally published in today’s paper. Once again, UNH was its partner. While other surveys showing a horse race with Republican Scott Brown could prove optimistic, we know The Globies can’t be trusted and are up to their usual tricks...
  • A career and a movement, summed up in one word

    12/25/2009 9:48:35 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies · 1,088+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 25, 2009 | Ellen Goodman
    IT IS ONE OF those moments when I feel like a time traveler. I look out the airplane window and watch a young woman on the tarmac directing our jet to its gate. As she waves the signals, I fall into a silent, familiar reverie: “I remember when.’’ What I remember, of course, is a time when no woman would have been hired for this “man’s job.’’ What I remember is when my generation opened the door for hers. If I talked to her about the old days, I wonder, would she listen as politely as if I were talking...
  • Even Boston Globe Unable to Spin Coakley Health Care Flip-Flop Hypocrisy

    12/21/2009 7:22:18 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies · 569+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 21, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    It seems that the flat out health care flip-flop performed recently by Massachusetts Democrat candidate for the U.S. Senate was too hypocritically self serving for even the very liberal Boston Globe to spin in a way to make her look good. Either it was that or the fact that that they aren't worried about how such a story would affect Coakley's chances in the special election on January 19 since it is widely assumed that a win in the Democrat primary leads automatically to a coronation in the general election in that liberal state. Whatever the case, Boston Globe writer...
  • Boston Globe Columnist Declares MA Senate Seat 'Winner' a Month Before Actual Election

    12/09/2009 6:59:02 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies · 869+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 9, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Congratulations Massachussets! You have just chosen the person last night who will succeed the late Ted Kennedy in his senate seat. The Boston Globe's Derrick Z. Jackson declared the winner a week ago on December 3 in this story, Coakley gets the keys to the Senate: MARTHA COAKLEY will be the state’s next US senator. Michael Capuano handed her the keys to the late Ted Kennedy’s office by getting caught up in one last dumb shouting match with the sure loser in the race, Stephen Pagliuca. One can only imagine the smile inside Coakley’s head as Capuano and Pagliuca descended...