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  • The dumb blonde who excelled as a spy, CIA's Valerie Plame was outed by Aldrich Ames in 1997

    10/30/2005 8:26:05 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 159 replies · 6,402+ views
    The Observer ^ | October 30, 2005 | Helena Smith
    The 'dumb blonde' who excelled as a spy Helena Smith Sunday October 30, 2005 The Observer Long before Valerie Plame became America's most famous spy, she learnt Greek and moved to Athens. It was 1990, her first foreign posting and not long after graduation from Penn State University - and recruitment to the CIA - nearly everything she dreamed of. Ambitious, blonde and beautiful, Plame, then 27, took to the job with alacrity. With 'State Department Cover' at Athens' US embassy, the secrets of her trade were easy to conceal. Greece, under the unpredictable governance of Andreas Papandreou, a former...
  • Few doubt wrongdoing in CIA leak

    10/25/2005 4:22:58 PM PDT · by The Raven · 78 replies · 2,432+ views
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, October 25, 2005; | CNN
    (CNN) -- Only one in 10 Americans said they believe Bush administration officials did nothing illegal or unethical in connection with the leaking of a CIA operative's identity, according to a national poll released Tuesday. Thirty-nine percent said some administration officials acted illegally in the matter, in which the identity of Valerie Plame, a CIA operative, was revealed. The same percentage of respondents in the CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll said Bush administration officials acted unethically, but did nothing illegal.
  • US death toll in Iraq hits 2,000

    10/25/2005 8:22:38 AM PDT · by wjersey · 68 replies · 2,465+ views
    Yahoo News (AFP) ^ | 10/25/2005 | staff
    BAGHDAD (AFP) - The US death toll in Iraq reportedly hit 2,000 amid a sharp spike in violence that killed 14 Iraqis as the nation awaited results of a key vote on a charter aimed at curbing sectarian violence. The US network CNN, quoting Pentagon sources, reported Tuesday that the number of soldiers killed since the March 2003 invasion of Iraq had reached 2,000 with the deaths of two more soldiers, a toll likely to add pressure on the US administration over its role in the violence-wracked country. For the first time, a majority of Americans believe the Iraq war...
  • Most Say Bringing Troops Home Top Priority

    10/25/2005 9:02:41 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 18 replies · 664+ views
    Rassmussen Reports ^ | October 25, 2005
    October 25, 2005--Fifty-three percent (53%) of Americans now say that getting U.S. soldiers home as soon as possible is more important than making sure "Iraq becomes a peaceful nation enjoying freedom and democracy." This is the first time that a majority of Americans have held that view. The Rasmussen Reports survey also shows that just 38% insuring a peaceful and free Iraq is the top priority. A month ago, 47% said getting the troops home was more important while 43% focused on finishing the mission.
  • Democrats Launch Smiling Tom Delay Mug Shot Ad Campaign

    10/21/2005 2:21:52 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 120 replies · 6,666+ views
    email from Democrats.org
  • ABC/AP LIE Continues, Bloggers are on it.

    10/17/2005 6:24:22 AM PDT · by rabair · 68 replies · 3,719+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 10-17-05 | Michelle Malkin
    WHAT HAPPENED IN TOLEDO? By Michelle Malkin · October 17, 2005 05:05 AM It was ugly in Toledo, Ohio, this weekend--and if you watched any of the cable news coverage or glanced at the national MSM headlines, as I did, you probably are still wondering what really went down.
  • 'Today' Reporter Paddles in Shallow Water (Stunt on Today Show)

    10/14/2005 2:41:11 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 73 replies · 3,290+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 14, 2005
    If Michelle Kosinski's canoe had sprung a leak on NBC's "Today" show Friday, she didn't have much to worry about. In one of television's inadvertently funny moments, the NBC News correspondent was paddling in a canoe during a live report about flooding in Wayne, N.J. While she talked, two men walked between her and the camera _ making it apparent that the water where she was floating was barely ankle-deep. Matt Lauer struggled to keep a straight face, joking about the "holy men" who were walking on water. "Have you run aground yet?" Katie Couric asked. "Why walk when you...
  • How The Watchdogs of Democracy Fed On The Frenzy Of New Orleans

    10/06/2005 5:36:07 AM PDT · by RepublicNewbie · 4 replies · 522+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 10\06\05 | John David Powell
    It is heartening to read and hear the collective "mea culpa" from some of the nation's news media regarding the inaccurate reporting of rape, pillage, and murder in New Orleans in the days immediately following Hurricane Katrina. The encouraging part of this sorry incident is that a great national outrage did not precede the cleansing confession.
  • Emotional Rather blasts 'new journalism order'

    09/19/2005 8:36:17 PM PDT · by aculeus · 273 replies · 5,360+ views
    Brietbart.com ^ | September 19, 2005 | By Paul J. Gough, Reuters/Hollywood Reporter
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather said Monday that there is a climate of fear running through newsrooms stronger than he has ever seen in his more than four-decade career. Rather famously tangled with President Nixon and his aides during the Watergate years while Rather was a hard-charging White House correspondent. Addressing the Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan, occasionally forcing back tears, he said that in the intervening years, politicians "of every persuasion" had gotten better at applying pressure on the conglomerates that own the broadcast networks. He called it a "new journalism...
  • Reuters Says Bush Photo Not 'Malicious,' (Washington Post plans to run a story on it)

    09/15/2005 1:27:32 PM PDT · by Uncle Joe Cannon · 245 replies · 7,820+ views
    Reuters Says Bush Photo Not 'Malicious,' Reports Wide Interest In it By E&P Staff Published: September 15, 2005 4:30 PM ET NEW YORK With confirmation today that an accidental photo of President Bush at the United Nations on Wednesday, writing a note to Secretary of State Condeezza Rice about a “bathroom break,” was indeed real, newspapers around the U.S. and abroad are now planning to run it widely. But many, it seems, will treat it as something more than a joke. A source at the Washington Post tells E&P that the paper is considering it for prominent play tomorrow morning,...
  • How low can the MSM go? (Bathroom break note photograph)

    09/14/2005 4:34:50 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 185 replies · 6,176+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed Sep 14, 4:39 | Reuters
    U.S. President George W. Bush writes a note to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a Security Council meeting at the 2005 World Summit and 60th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York September 14, 2005. World leaders are exploring ways to revitalize the United Nations at a summit on Wednesday but their blueprint falls short of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's vision of freedom from want, persecution and war. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
  • Business Week Publishes Democratic Party Hit-Piece As News

    09/12/2005 10:40:06 PM PDT · by Masada · 13 replies · 1,033+ views
    Power Line Blog ^ | 9/12/05 | John Hinderaker
    Today's example of MSM bias: this Business Week article by Leo Hindery, Jr., titled "Tragedy and Telecom." The article is subtitled, "How the Bush Administration's antiregulation stance contributed to the post-Katrina communications collapse -- and what should be done now." Mr. Hindery's indictment of the Bush administration is the latest effort to blame the President for just about everything associated with Hurricane Katrina. Its reasoning is so fragmentary, however, that Hindery never does explain why "the Bush administration's antiregulation stance" had anything to do with the hurricane or its aftermath. That doesn't stop Hindery from dropping the usual snide comments....
  • Anti-war sentiment swells in Florida, with many wanting troops home within year

    09/12/2005 8:26:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 906+ views
    Sun-Sentinel (South Florida) ^ | September 12, 2005 | William E. Gibson
    WASHINGTON · A narrow plurality of likely voters in Florida thinks the United States was not justified in waging war in Iraq and should bring its troops back home within a year, according to a new statewide poll. The poll, commissioned by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and Florida Times-Union, reflects drooping public support for the war policy nationwide, with opinions sharply divided by gender and political party.
  • Impeachment talk grows, but Gallop won’t poll

    09/12/2005 8:39:23 AM PDT · by rface · 80 replies · 2,300+ views
    Vermont Guardian ^ | Sept 12, 2005 | staff
    WASHINGTON, DC — Pat Buchanan, former communications director to Pres. Ronald Reagan and two-time presidential candidate, has come to the conclusion that some courageous Republican legislator should move a bill for impeachment against Pres. Bush. Buchanan has many complaints, but the main reason mentioned in his syndicated column last week was that immigration reform, including a proposed "guest worker" program, would encourage a massive influx of illegal immigrants. Although Democrats don’t agree with that argument, some have been pushing the Gallup poll organization to ask how many people in the United States support impeachment. Bob Fertik, who leads Democrats for...
  • NBC's Williams: Journalists' Gloves Off

    09/11/2005 11:16:29 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 173 replies · 5,314+ views
    NBC's Brian Williams says the lasting legacy of Hurricane Katrina for journalists may be the end of an unusual four-year period of deference to people in power. There were so many angry, even incredulous, questions put to Bush administration officials about the response to Katrina that the Salon Web site compiled a "Reporters Gone Wild" video clip. Tim Russert, Anderson Cooper, Ted Koppel and Shepard Smith were among the stars. The mute button seemingly in place since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has been turned off. "By dint of the fact that our country was hit we've offered a preponderance...
  • "The photo that started it all" (Can you TRUST the NY Times?)

    08/02/2002 2:06:21 PM PDT · by mhking · 33 replies · 1,008+ views
    The Safety Valve ^ | 7.31.02 | Toren Smith
    July 31, 2002"The photo that started it all" With the recent scandal over the New York Times censoring an article that dared to present an un-PC (and worse, un-NYT) viewpoint, I thought it might be interesting to take a trip back to the beginning of the intifada and how the Pravda of America has been covering the Mideast situation from the very beginning. Take a look at this: Looks pretty damning, doesn't it? But wait:"Regarding your picture on page A5 of the Israeli soldier and the Palestinian on the Temple Mount -- that Palestinian is actually my son, Tuvia Grossman,...
  • AP edits Guards story to fit Media spin.

    09/10/2005 7:19:00 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 94 replies · 2,297+ views
    Free Republic and Yahoo.new | Now | Me
    Dinasour Media bias in action, here is how the story was posted yesterday by AP. Notice how AP edited out the actual QUOTES that DIRECTLY contradicted their spin lie and had the writer write the story interjected their own interpretation of what was said by the sources. Here is yesterdays AP story. Gen. Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said that "arguably" a day or so of response time was lost due to the absence of the Mississippi National Guard's 155th Infantry Brigade and Louisiana's 256th Infantry Brigade, each with thousands of troops in Iraq. Blum said that...
  • NEW ORLEANS FLASHBACK: OFFICALS WARNED RESIDENTS 'YOU'LL BE ON YOUR OWN'

    09/05/2005 9:01:40 PM PDT · by joholso · 76 replies · 2,826+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | Mon Sep 05 2005 18:57:15 ET | Matt Drudge
    Before residents had ever heard the words "Hurricane Katrina," the New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE ran a story warning residents: If you stay behind during a big storm, you'll be on your own! Editors at TIMES-PICAYUNE on Monday called for every official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be fired. In an open letter to President Bush, the paper said: "Our people deserved rescuing. Many who could have been were not. That's to the government's shame." But the TIMES-PICAYUNE published a story on July 24, 2005 stating: City, state and federal emergency officials are preparing to give a historically blunt message:...
  • James Taranto: Myths of Hurricane Katrina

    09/05/2005 12:40:06 PM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 62 replies · 2,765+ views
    The Australian ^ | September 06, 2005 | James Taranto
    HURRICANE Katrina was a horrific natural disaster. To America's Angry Left it was yet another occasion to score political points against President George W. Bush. In the same spirit of opportunism that animated looters who stole television sets, Bush's political foes frantically sought to blame the devastation on him. A measure of the anti-Bush Left's derangement is that it blames him for bad weather. "Complacency will no longer suffice, especially if experts are right in warning that global warming may increase the intensity of future hurricanes," The New York Times editorialised on Thursday. "But since this administration won't acknowledge that...
  • French Quarter survives -- with luck and a prayer (Let's hammer the Media about the slow response)

    09/03/2005 9:29:01 AM PDT · by BushCountry · 61 replies · 2,226+ views
    Maimi Herald ^ | Aug. 30, 2005 | ERIKA BOLSTAD
    The French Quarter was damaged by Katrina, but it was not destroyed, and tourists and residents let the good times roll and wondered why they were so lucky. By ERIKA BOLSTAD ebolstad@herald.com NEW ORLEANS - At the start of hurricane season, the historic St. Louis Cathedral in the heart of the French Quarter offers a short prayer in the Sunday church bulletin to Our Lady of Prompt Succor. Each year, the city's Catholics clip out the prayer, place it on their refrigerators and repeat the entreaty whenever a tropical depression appears in the Gulf of Mexico: Spare New Orleans from...
  • Associated Press "Story" Compares Bush Tardiness With Crazy Baghdad Bob

    09/03/2005 10:36:21 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 3 replies · 250+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 09/03/2005 | JoeClarke
    Associated Press "Story" Compares Bush Tardiness With Crazy Baghdad Bob An editorial disguised as a news story bashing President Bush for his supposedly belated response to the New Orleans fiasco reveals the biased venom that the AP has always had for Conservatives/Christians/Republicans/Independent Americans. Today, on the front page above the fold, the local Akron Beacon Journal, which celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of Vietnam's Communization, printed an AP story which mercilessly bashes Bush, comparing him with the infamously goofy Baghdad Bob. Saddam's Information Minister, Baghdad Bob, bragged of "slaughtering the American infidels" - even as United States forces surrounded him...
  • Gallup: Bush Approval Rating Continues to Drop (40% Approval 29% Repubs polled)

    08/26/2005 4:00:49 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 99 replies · 3,279+ views
    Gallup News Service ^ | August 26, 2005 | Frank Newport and Jeff Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- A new Gallup Poll reflects further erosion in President George W. Bush's job approval rating, continuing the slow but steady decline evident throughout the year so far. The poll -- conducted Aug. 22-25 -- puts Bush's job approval rating at 40% and his disapproval rating at 56%. Both are the most negative ratings of the Bush administration. Bush's previous low point in approval was 44% (July 25-28, 2005) and his previous high point in disapproval was 53% (June 24-26, 2005).   Bush's average approval rating for the last three Gallup Polls -- all conducted in August -- is 43%....
  • George W. Bush's Job Approval Ratings Drop (Barf Alert)

    08/22/2005 8:20:56 AM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 34 replies · 1,337+ views
    American Research Group ^ | 8-23-05 | American Research Group
    George W. Bush's overall job approval ratings have dropped from a month ago even as Americans who approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president are turning more optimistic about their personal financial situations according to the latest survey from the American Research Group. Among all Americans, 36% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 58% disapprove. When it comes to Bush's handling of the economy, 33% approve and 62% disapprove. Among Americans registered to vote, 38% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 56% disapprove, and...
  • Whither Wilson/Plame? (Vanity)

    08/19/2005 8:20:20 AM PDT · by bjc · 43 replies · 1,652+ views
    No article
  • Children Who Eat Fries Have Higher Cancer Risk

    08/18/2005 2:40:21 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 59 replies · 1,336+ views
    Reuters/AOL ^ | Reuters/AOL
    Very young children who eat French fries frequently have a much higher risk of breast cancer as adults, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday. A study of American nurses found that one additional serving of fries per week at ages three to five increased breast cancer risk by 27 percent. "Researchers are finding more evidence that diet early in life could play a role in the development of diseases in women later in life," said Dr. Karin Michels, of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School, who led the study. "This study provides additional evidence that breast cancer may...
  • AP running with skewed poll results

    08/16/2005 11:21:29 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 22 replies · 1,432+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 15, 2005 | Lyford Beverage
    The main political headline from the AP today is the results of an AP-Ipsos poll taken a week ago. Bush Approval a Low for Recent 2-Termers reports that President Bush's job approval is down to 42% with 55% disapproving. That certainly sounds disturbing, or at least it would if he were running for anything again. But looking at it again, something suspicious jumps out. The partisan divide for Bush is stark — 80 percent of Democrats disapprove of his overall performance while nearly 90 percent of Republicans approve. For the past several years, the conventional wisdom has been of...
  • Open Letter to Drudge

    08/09/2005 10:10:27 PM PDT · by bobbarker27 · 61 replies · 1,990+ views
    The Hill ^ | August 10, 2005 | Albert Eisele
    Open letter to Drudge By Albert Eisele Dear Matt: Just wanted to say thanks for my 15 minutes of fame. Leading off the Drudge Report two days running with my story about Helen Thomas saying she’d kill herself if Vice President Cheney runs for president meant that your 8 million-plus daily readers now know my name. My relatives in Iowa and Minnesota were impressed, even if my wife wasn’t. But I have to tell you: If this is fame, who needs it? A lot of your readers — the count was over 400 the last time I checked — reacted...
  • CBS: Democrats' Solidarity Fades

    07/29/2005 10:56:28 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 104 replies · 3,053+ views
    CBS News ^ | July 29, 2005 | Dotty Lynch
    Now that the IRA has agreed to lay down their arms, maybe the Democrats will take a cue. With polls showing President Bush at historically low levels of support and his administration mired in an unpopular war and internal scandal, the Democrats have shown no ability seize the moment. For months, Democratic strategists have been warning their leaders to get a message – any message. And for months, Democrats have been floundering. This week the floundering gave way to open warfare. The labor movement broke in two, the battle between the left and centrists flared up again and Democrats in...
  • Keith Olbermann: It's "Treasonous" For The Administration Not To Correct Media Stories

    07/28/2005 2:27:03 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 78 replies · 2,744+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 1, 2005 | Keith Olbermann
    Whilst opining in his boyishly incomprehensible way, Olbermann claims it is the Bush administration's fault that Newsweek ran their meretricious story about Korans being flushed down toilets at Guantanamo.   To illustrate his brilliant point, he reminds us of the Bush administration's complicity in not shooting down the forged "Killian Memos" of Rathergate fame:         June 1, 2005 | 3:54 p.m. ET More questions than answers (Keith Olbermann) [W]eren't those members of the military or the government with whom Newsweek vetted the plausibility of its item, honor-bound to say "you can't print this"?Or would somebody rather play politics with this? The...
  • A Matter of Order NYT article wrong re: Iraq abuse photos

    07/27/2005 2:40:49 PM PDT · by Redgirl · 4 replies · 330+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 07/26/2005 | Brit Hume
    A Matter of Order The New York Times, under the headline, "Government Defies an Order to Release Iraq Abuse Photos," has reported that "Lawyers for the Defense Department are refusing to cooperate with a federal judge's order to release secret photographs and videotapes related to the Abu Ghraib (search) prison abuse scandal." But, in fact, the judge's order was not to release the photos — it was to prepare them for release by blacking out any identifying details. The Defense Department (search) did that. The New York Times has now issued a correction, saying it "misstated" the government's actions.
  • Knight Ridder, Tribune hurt by declines

    07/14/2005 9:13:47 AM PDT · by Steven W. · 9 replies · 457+ views
    CNBC ^ | 7/14/05 | Reuters
    Publisher Knight Ridder Inc. on Thursday said quarterly earnings fell 14 percent due to circulation declines, while rival Tribune Co. relied on cost cutting to help it post higher profits. Circulation declines at both media companies underscored the problems the industry has faced in subscription drives since do-not-call lists began blocking telemarketers. At the same time, more readers are getting their news from new media such as the Internet rather than traditional newspapers.
  • Taboo Topics in Journalism Today - (says liberal media bias gave Kerry 5 to 20 million votes!)

    07/14/2005 8:58:55 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 17 replies · 1,230+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JULY 14, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    The old media, with their documented and demonstrable liberal bias, have lost much of their clout. But through the networks, the major papers, and the White House press corps, they continue to set the national agenda. And that means there are some things you just don't write about if you want to remain "in" with the liberal media. Newsweek senior writer Charles Gasparino, appearing on Tina Brown's now-defunct CNBC show, made the following admission. "We sow the seeds of our own demise. Journalists have been advocates of the liberal attitude for way too long, and now we're paying the price....
  • Why they hate us [Columnist: "why most Americans, particularly soldiers, hate the media"]

    07/12/2005 12:46:22 PM PDT · by rhema · 55 replies · 3,058+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | Jul. 12, 2005 | Mark Yost
    This is a belated Fourth of July column (superseded by the state shutdown). The headline isn't a prelude to a column justifying why the Islamists hate Westerners so much that they're pouring into Iraq to kill our soldiers (along with innocent fellow Arabs, including Egyptian diplomats). Or defending the sleeper cells planted to blow up Madrid, London and who knows where next. Rather, it's about why most Americans, particularly soldiers, hate the media. I decided to become a journalist when I was a soldier. I was in the U.S. Navy in the early and mid-1980s — "the glory years," as...
  • NY TIMES FIGHTS BACK; PLANS FRONT SPLASH ON ROVE AS REPORTER SITS IN JAIL

    07/11/2005 5:27:52 PM PDT · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 268 replies · 6,745+ views
    drudgereport.com ^ | 7/11/05 | Drudge
    Top editors of the NY TIMES made the decision Monday afternoon to turn up the heat on White House adviser Karl Rove. The TIMES is planning to lead with calls for Rove's resignation, newsroom sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. MORE...
  • Columnist invents 43 people? (Sacramento Bee can't locate many profiled by Diana Griego Erwin)

    06/27/2005 7:01:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies · 1,585+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 6/27/05 | WorldNetDaily
    A longtime columnist of the Sacramento Bee who resigned amid controversy last month may have invented the existence of 43 people she wrote about over several years, an internal investigation found. The paper announced yesterday it had completed a probe into Diana Griego Erwin's writing, stating: "We have been unable to verify the existence of 43 people she named in her columns. This doesn't prove these people don't exist, but despite extensive research we have been unable to find them." Bee Executive Editor Rick Rodriguez wrote that recent tightening in editorial standards at the paper led to questions about the...
  • 'King of the Hill' Democrats?

    06/25/2005 8:43:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 128 replies · 2,986+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 26, 2005 | MATT BAI
    If you watch a lot of cable news, by now you've probably heard someone refer to a bloc of voters known as '' 'South Park' conservatives.'' The term comes from the title of a new book by Brian C. Anderson, a conservative pundit who adapted it from the writer Andrew Sullivan, and it refers to the notion that Comedy Central's obscene spoof of life in small-town America, with its hilarious skewering of liberal snobbery, is somehow the perfect crucible for understanding a new breed of brash and irreverent Republican voters. In truth, aside from its title, Anderson's book has very...
  • WashingtonPost.com jumps gun on Rehnquist fate

    06/23/2005 9:11:08 PM PDT · by Toidylop · 5 replies · 531+ views
    CNET ^ | June 23, 2005 12:09 PM PDT | Elinor Mills
    Amid speculation about a possible vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, The Washington Post apparently jumped the gun. A screenshot from the newspaper's Bloglines newsfeeds service captured by blogger Jason Kottke shows headlines and lead paragraphs of four stories about William Rehnquist, including one titled "Chief Justice Rehnquist Retires/Dies." The items are no longer on the Bloglines site, and WashingtonPost.com spokesman Eric Easter said the problem was due to "a publishing glitch." "Clearly it was part of a package that is being prepared, like all newsrooms do," he said. "It was just a potential headline, just in case. It got...
  • AP: Conservatives abet anti-Clinton book

    06/21/2005 9:55:54 AM PDT · by ambrose · 25 replies · 788+ views
    AP ^ | 6/21/05
    Conservatives abet anti-Clinton book By MARC HUMBERT Associated Press 6/21/2005 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton greets her husband at the 2004 Democratic convention. ALBANY - Conservative groups are promoting a Hillary Rodham Clinton biography that hits bookstores today as a work so damning it could destroy any possible bid for the presidency in 2008. The 305-page book, "The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She'll Go to Become President," by Edward Klein, portrays the New York senator as a ruthless and ambitious woman who would stop at nothing to protect her husband's presidency and...
  • Character lessons from the Kerry smear [Marie Cocco on Kerry's (sub)Standard Form 180]

    06/14/2005 8:54:46 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 63 replies · 2,217+ views
    Newsday ^ | Jun 14, 2005 | by Marie Cocco
    The quagmire in Iraq and the precariousness of conditions in Afghanistan provide wars enough for discussion, should anyone want a serious one. Nonetheless, the ghost of Vietnam rises again in an odd footnote to the 2004 presidential campaign. This is the belated decision by Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry to release his complete military record to media organizations. If you count yourself among those who have no interest in how the college grades of former Yale men Kerry and George W. Bush compare - they both turn out to be poor - perhaps you missed the point.
  • CONSIDER THE SOURCE: Jennifer Loven, author of "Bush Open to Possibly Closing Gitmo Camp"

    06/08/2005 2:59:46 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 22 replies · 1,453+ views
    Lots of wailing and gnashing of teeth on this lastest thing on the AP wire in which Jennifer Loven writes "President Bush on Wednesday left open the possibility that the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, could be shut down following mounting criticism from former President Carter and others." But let's consider the source: From Sept. of 2004... Jennifer Loven, Democratic Operative Jennifer Loven, the AP reporter who wrote the absurd "President Bush Twists Kerry's Words on Iraq" story dissected below, has a history of writing hit pieces on behalf of the Democratic National Committee. Such as this July...
  • Rather's Denial: PUTTING "FAKE BUT ACCURATE" TO THE TEST - (Rather on Larry King Live)

    06/03/2005 8:12:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 30 replies · 1,344+ views
    REAL CLEAR POLITICS.COM ^ | JUNE 3, 2005 | T. BEVAN
    Interesting irony on Larry King last night. First King interviewed Woodward & Bernstein, the two men responsible for breaking one of the biggest stories of the century with the help of an anonymous source we now know was the number two man at the FBI. In the next hour King interviewed Dan Rather, the man responsible (at least in part) for one of the bigger journalistic bungles in the modern era, rushing to air a story based on forged documents from very dubious sources to try and influence the outcome of a presidential election. It's clear that Rather is still...
  • The Dog That Didn't Bark

    05/27/2005 4:09:58 AM PDT · by billorites · 10 replies · 659+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | May 26, 2005 | Thomas Lipscombe
    May 26, 2005) -- Newspaper Guild President Linda Foley made a public statement on May 13 that journalists are “being targeted for real in places like Iraq.” She has been trying to slide out of it ever since. Pressed by E&P’s Joe Strupp, Foley offered a clarification on who specifically was doing the targeting: “I was careful of not saying troops, I said U.S. military.” Everette Dennis, a former dean of a journalism school and founder of the Gannett Center for Media Studies, finds this a distinction without a difference. “A military without troops is inconceivable,” he told me this...
  • What insurgency? / 42% of Iraq bombers were Saudis

    06/01/2005 7:40:55 AM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 88 replies · 1,664+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/1/2005 | Niles Lathem
    WASHINGTON - more than 40 percent of the suicide bombers dispatched by terror leader Abu musab al-Zarqawi to attack Iraqis and U.S. troops hailed from Saudi Arabia, according to a new study.Only 9 percent of the bombers were Iraqis, said the report by the SITE Institute, a counterterror group.The analysis bolsters the Bush administration's claims that the Iraqi borders are not well policed and fanatical foreign jihadist have been streaming into the country to wreak deadly havoc.SITE recently discovered a "Martyr's List" that Zarqawi posted on a Web site to commemorate the fanatics who were recruited as foot soldiers in...
  • Polling and Propaganda

    05/28/2005 2:16:28 AM PDT · by lightforlife · 437+ views
    Zogby Poll | May 17, 2005 | Paul F. Timmerman, from Mari Fernandez
    Elected Officials: A Zogby poll conducted on April 6.2005 showed 80% of likely voters feel that non-terminal patients should not be DENIED food and water. Also 56% of likely voters feel Michael Schiavo should have given over his GUARDIAN RIGHTS, considering that he has a girl friend of 10 years and 2 children with her. I wonder what the poll would show if the public were aware of the Guardian Statutes violated by Greer, and Michael, with the knowledge of his attorney, George Felos. > Elected Officials, I suggest you hire a coach to help you obtain courage, in order...
  • After Minuteman Melee, Protesters Have New Beef

    05/27/2005 4:14:34 PM PDT · by LNewman · 53 replies · 1,541+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5/27/05 | Jennifer Delson and Mai Tran, Times Staff Writers
    An activist opposing illegal immigration who drove his van into a crowd of protesters in Garden Grove will not be charged ... prompting anger from detractors. SNIP Netkin was released after police watched a videotape that showed protesters surrounding the vehicle, banging on it and refusing to move, ... About 300 protesters at the scene were "trying to intimidate him and refused to let him pass," ... SNIP James Lafferty, director of the National Lawyers Guild in Los Angeles, said he was among those struck by Netkin's van. He said staging protests at Gilchrist's events was necessary, even if it...
  • Media Want More Photos of Dead GIs

    05/23/2005 10:21:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 108 replies · 3,314+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May 23, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    American photojournalists and their editors are frustrated that they can't show more photos of U.S. soldiers dying in Iraq, saying that the nation isn't getting an accurate picture of the horrors of war. In a comprehensive report on Saturday, the Los Angeles Times noted: "A review of six prominent U.S. newspapers and the nation's two most popular newsmagazines during a recent six-month period found almost no pictures from the war zone of Americans killed in action." The paper explained: "Many photographers and editors believe they are delivering Americans an incomplete portrait of the violence that has killed 1,797 U.S. service...
  • Picture of DC Freepers makes the FRONT PAGE of the NY Times Business section today....WOW

    05/23/2005 10:37:42 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 64 replies · 2,409+ views
    New York Times Business section page C1 | May 23, 2005
    Attn DC Freepers: On the FRONT PAGE of today's business section, there is an article..."Big News Media Join in Push to Limit Use of Unidentified Sources" ( an excellent article, BTW..I did a search and it hasn't been posted as yet..can someone please do so?) there is a pic which I am positive is of the DC Freepers protesting a few days ago. I recognize the sign.."Newsweek Lied/ People Died"
  • Are Bloggers Setting the Agenda? It Depends on the Scandal

    05/23/2005 6:35:23 AM PDT · by mathprof · 15 replies · 616+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/23/2005 | TOM ZELLER Jr.
    IN the spring of 1712, the British essayist Joseph Addison rambled from pub to parlor seeking the pulse of his countrymen regarding rumors (false, it turned out) that the king of France, Louis XIV, had died. The St. James coffeehouse, Addison reported in The Spectator, was "in a Buzz of Politics." In the 18th century, "buzz" was part of what social theorists called the emerging - and powerful - bourgeois public sphere. In the 21st century, the buzz is in the blogosphere. Or at least, that's the popular mythology. As a result of their influence in incidents like the "60...
  • Newsweek: America is dead (U.S. Flag Shown in Trashcan on Cover!)

    05/22/2005 11:12:32 AM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 302 replies · 16,317+ views
    Riding Sun Blog ^ | 5/23/2005 01:17:00 | GaijinBiker
    <p>Newsweek's false, retracted story about American guards flushing the Koran down a toilet at Guantanamo doesn't necessarily mean the magazine's staff hates America or Bush, or wants us to lose in Iraq. To be charitable, let's just chalk that one up to sloppy journalism.</p>
  • Howard Dean: Osama bin Laden Had Nothing to do with 9/11

    05/22/2005 10:58:07 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 201 replies · 5,281+ views
    Meet the Press ^ | May 22, 2005 | Howard Dean
    DR. DEAN: I said I wasn't sure, but I said I thought there probably were. But the thing that really bothered me the most, which the 9-11 Commission said also wasn't true, is the insinuation that the president continues to make to this day that Osama bin Laden had something to do with supporting terrorists that attacked the United States. That is false. The 9-11 Commission, chaired by a Republican, said it was false.