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  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-07-08 ("Reuters admits altering Beirut photo")

    08/07/2006 7:43:42 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 90 replies · 2,076+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 7, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The interesting thing about the scandal surrounding the use of fake photoshopped pictures from the fighting in Lebanon is that it is BIG NEWS everywhere EXCEPT in the Lamestream Media where there is barely a mention of it. On the Web, TECHNORATI shows "Reuters" as the #1 search item, "Lebanon" as #2, and Reuters fake photo photographer, "Adnan Hajj" at #3. So why the disconnect? One might as well ask why newspaper circulation is plummeting or why Network News viewership is steadily declining. In fact, this fake photo story probably wouldn't have even become big news had it not...
  • Reuters withdraws all photos by Lebanese freelance

    08/07/2006 7:48:55 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 170 replies · 4,902+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07 Aug 2006 | Reuters
    LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Reuters withdrew all 920 photographs by a freelance Lebanese photographer from its database on Monday after an urgent review of his work showed he had altered two images from the conflict between Israel and the armed group Hizbollah. Global Picture Editor Tom Szlukovenyi called the measure precautionary but said the fact that two of the images by photographer Adnan Hajj had been manipulated undermined trust in his entire body of work. "There is no graver breach of Reuters standards for our photographers than the deliberate manipulation of an image," Szlukovenyi said in a statement. "Reuters...
  • Breaking on Fox: Reuters admits 2nd photo doctored

    08/07/2006 6:57:45 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 177 replies · 7,002+ views
    FoxNews | 08/07/06 | FoxNews
    Fox News just reported that Reuters admits second photo was doctored. Here's the image:
  • Another Fake Reuters Photo from Lebanon

    08/06/2006 7:35:15 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 154 replies · 8,404+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | August 06, 2006
    Another photo by Reuters photographer Adnan Hajj has been shown to be doctored. The photo, which proports to be of an Israeli F-16 firing missiles on Lebanon has been doctored to make the photo seem more sensational. Here is the original Reuters photo along with its caption.
  • Reuters admits altering Beirut photo

    08/06/2006 5:57:32 AM PDT · by MatchGrade · 69 replies · 4,648+ views
    A Reuters photograph of smoke rising from buildings in Beirut has been withdrawn after coming under attack by American web logs. The blogs accused Reuters of distorting the photograph to include more smoke and damage.
  • Mortician Source Of Qana Death Toll Figures (Green Helmet Guy)

    08/06/2006 7:22:12 PM PDT · by Blogger · 10 replies · 1,946+ views
    Mortician Source Of Qana Death Toll Figures How many coincedences [sic] can one story have before the liberal media realizes what dupes they are? Bishop Hill has noted two sources where the same green helmetted man, who is seen parading dead children’s bodies around Qana and who is probably the ‘mortician’ from Tyre who has a refigerated truck constantly full of dead bodies, is the source of those inflated death toll numbers. Hill points to this article where a journalist was denying any direct responsibility in the Qana Theatre: As far as Qana, I wasn’t there. I don’t know what...
  • Reuters drops freelance Lebanese photographer over image

    08/06/2006 2:51:43 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 234 replies · 15,983+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06 Aug 2006 | Reuters
    LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Reuters, the global news and information agency, told a freelance Lebanese photographer on Sunday it would not use any more of his pictures after he doctored an image of the aftermath of an Israeli air strike on Beirut. The photograph by Adnan Hajj, which was published on news Web sites on Saturday, showed thick black smoke rising above buildings in the Lebanese capital after an Israeli air raid in the war with the Shi'ite Islamic group Hizbollah, now in its fourth week. Reuters withdrew the doctored image on Sunday and replaced it with the unaltered...
  • Reuters Admits Photo Fakery!

    08/06/2006 4:35:24 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 590 replies · 26,923+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-6-06 | Reuters
  • (Boston) Globe fakes in all directions except right

    08/04/2006 1:45:07 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 21 replies · 1,100+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, August 4, 2006 | Howie Carr
    Memo to the Globe: from now on, stick to stories you know something, or at least care, about. Like gay marriage. Now the boring broadsheet has run what appears to be another very badly reported fake news story. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Is Dan Rather available for damage control? I can hear him now: “This story is true!” Disgraced CBS News producer Mary Mapes could not be reached for comment. Jayson Blair did not return repeated phone calls. Memo to the Globe: This newspaper is no longer your competition. You are now going head-to-head with The...
  • John Leo: "They's Infected My Journalism!"

    08/04/2006 5:27:20 AM PDT · by hocndoc · 14 replies · 1,026+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 26, 2006 | John Leo
    John Leo Wed Jul 26, 12:14 PM ET Washinton Post reporter Anthony Shadid is at it again. Shadid is the world's foremost practitioner of "They Killed My Baby!" journalism. His technique is to appear at a war scene after a bombing and conduct an emotionally loaded interview with someone who has just lost a child or a spouse. The despair of the grieving civilian comes to represent the amazing brutality of war, almost always the brutality of Israel or the United States. The Post headline writers cooperate by placing an over-the-top headline on his piece, which therefore takes on the...
  • The Photo That Started It All (Media lying via the camera)

    08/03/2006 6:42:15 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 107 replies · 5,547+ views
    HonestReporting.com ^ | Oct 20, 2002
    The Photo that Started it All On the day the Intafada broke out, Tuvia Grossman was riding a taxi to visit the Western Wall. He was unwittingly thrust into the international limelight -- and nearly killed in the process. On September 30, 2000, The New York Times, Associated Press and other major media outlets published a photo of a young man -- bloodied and battered -- crouching beneath a club-wielding Israeli policeman. The caption identified him as a Palestinian victim of the recent riots -- with the clear implication that the Israeli soldier is the one who beat him. The...
  • AP Rewards Qana Photographers (MSM Supports the Enemy Alert)

    08/02/2006 11:09:28 AM PDT · by mojito · 59 replies · 2,687+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 08/01/06 | Charles Johnson
    An LGF reader has forwarded the following email (I suppose you could say our reader “leaked” it), sent to all Associated Press employees, congratulating themselves on the propaganda photos from Qana and awarding the photographers cash prizes: "Dear Staffers: Last Sunday proved to be one of the most dramatic days in the war between Israel and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon. AP’s extensive photo team produced a stunning series of images that day that beat the competition and scored huge play worldwide. Rumors surfaced early Sunday morning that an Israeli airstrike had flattened a house in the southern Lebanese village of...
  • MEDIA CAUGHT OVER QANA PHOTOS [Liberal MSM Caught With Pants Down Alert]

    08/02/2006 6:07:55 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 262 replies · 13,287+ views
    Boortz ^ | Aug. 2, 2006 | Neal Boortz
    Remember those photos that have been running in the media showing a rescue worker holding a dead child following the Israeli air strike in Qana? The message of those pictures has been powerful: look at what those evil Israelis did to that poor, innocent child. Well, now we learn that all may not be what it seems. Many of those pictures were taken by the photographers for wire services like the Associated Press, Reuters and the always pro-terrorist Agence France-Presse, also known as AFP. But an enterprising British blogger decided to dig a bit deeper. He looked at the time...
  • "Michael Moore claims: Republicans hug me now" - yea, right!

    08/01/2006 11:00:55 AM PDT · by jon747 · 31 replies · 1,110+ views
    Michael Moore says he is even more popular these days and Repbulicans come up to hug him. Even if you could fit your arms around him, would you want to hug this guy?
  • Banner of Condi and Cana unfurled HOURS after bombing...hmmm

    07/31/2006 7:24:03 PM PDT · by Chicos_Bail_Bonds · 51 replies · 1,536+ views
    Yahoo News Photo ^ | July 30, 2006 | Yahoo News Photo
    In Arabic it says: ""The massacre of children in Qana 2, is the gift of Rice. The clever bombs..Stupid," Banner appeard in downtown Beirut. Fifty-two people were killed, many of them sleeping children, when Israeli warplanes blitzed the Lebanese village of Qana, triggering global outrage and warnings of retribution for a "war crime" as a ceasefire appeared more remote than ever.(AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
  • Clinton says GOP strategy is ‘weak’

    07/11/2006 8:06:20 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 55 replies · 1,021+ views
    Vail Daily News ^ | 7/10/06 | Joel Stonington
    ASPEN — Democrats should perform well in November if they focus on issues like climate change, former president Bill Clinton told an Aspen Ideas Festival audience Friday. “Historically, we should win,” Clinton said. “We might well win one or more houses.” In a wide-ranging, hour-long interview, Clinton discussed AIDS, Sudan, limits to executive power, climate change, Rwanda, oil, Iraq, Democratic Party strategies and GOP mastermind Karl Rove. The Republican strategy is weak, he said.
  • Rush Limbaugh's Dominican Stag Party

    07/07/2006 7:39:13 AM PDT · by RDTF · 181 replies · 7,718+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | July 6, 2006 | Smoking Gun
    JULY 6--Rush Limbaugh was traveling with four other men--including the producers of the hit show "24"--when he was detained over a mislabeled bottle of Viagra found in his luggage during a Customs search. A Department of Homeland security passenger manifest shows that Limbaugh and his four buddies flew from the Dominican Republic on a Gulfstream IV jet owned by Premiere Radio Networks, which syndicates his radio program. Limbaugh returned to Palm Beach, Florida on June 26 with Joel Surnow, "24"'s co-creator and executive producer and Howard Gordon, another of the Fox hit's executive producers (Hollywood agent Jeffrey Benson was also...
  • They're terrorists - not activists [September 7, 2004]

    07/03/2006 8:13:13 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies · 750+ views
    danielpipes.com ^ | September 7, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "I know it when I see it" was the famous response by a U.S. Supreme Court justice to the vexed problem of defining pornography. Terrorism may be no less difficult to define, but the wanton killing of schoolchildren, of mourners at a funeral, or workers at their desks in skyscrapers surely fits the know-it-when-I-see-it definition. The press, however, generally shies away from the word terrorist, preferring euphemisms. Take the assault that led to the deaths of some 400 people, many of them children, in Beslan, Russia, on September 3. Journalists have delved deep into their thesauruses, finding at least twenty...
  • New Accusations against Servicemen: Can the AP be Trusted?

    06/30/2006 12:25:24 PM PDT · by 60Gunner · 61 replies · 1,255+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06/30/06 | Ryan Lenz, Associated Press
    BEIJI, Iraq - Five U.S. Army soldiers are being investigated for allegedly raping a young woman, then killing her and three members of her family in Iraq, a U.S. military official said Friday. The soldiers also allegedly burned the body of the woman they are accused of assaulting in the March incident, the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case. The U.S. command issued a sparse statement, saying Maj. Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of coalition troops in Baghdad, had ordered a criminal investigation into the alleged killing of a family...
  • Susan Estrich: "Constitution Protects Reporters' Right to Publish Top Secret Info"

    06/23/2006 1:10:00 PM PDT · by pabianice · 122 replies · 2,517+ views
    Fox News | 6/23/06
    Susan Estrich just summed-up the Left's attitude toward today's NY Times' publishing top secret info on the Justice Department's bank record monitoring of terrorists' financing: 'The US Constitution absolutely protects a reporter's and a paper's right to publish top secret military information.' Further: 'One of the reasons Bush is low in the polls is that the president has lost the respect of the press.' This is the party that plans to retake Congress. Utterly clueless and angry enough to destroy us for spite.
  • Was Al-Zarqawi Beaten After Bombing?

    06/10/2006 10:32:23 AM PDT · by Lacey · 185 replies · 4,170+ views
    CBS/AP ^ | June 10, 2006
    CBS/AP) An Iraqi man who was one of the first people on the scene of the U.S. airstrike targeting Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said he saw American troops beating a man who had a beard like the al Qaeda leader. The witness, who lives near the house where al-Zarqawi spent his last days, said he saw the man lying on the ground near an irrigation canal. He was badly wounded but still alive, the man told Associated Press Television News. U.S. troops arriving on the scene wrapped the man's head in an Arab robe and began beating him, said the local...
  • Dixie Chicks Keep On Trucking

    06/09/2006 9:17:15 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 107 replies · 2,996+ views
    Official DC Website ^ | 6/9/06 | The Twits
    June 9, 2006 MESSAGE FROM NATALIE, EMILY & MARTIE: To our Fans: Any reports being made about the cancellation of our upcoming Accidents And Accusations tour are completely false. We have known since March 2003 that our path in this business would have obstacles at every pass. We have enjoyed meeting each one head-on and we will continue to do so. Dixie Chicks fans are as active and dedicated as they come. This time around we are willingly feeling our way through unchartered territory. Things don't come as easy as they might have come in the past, and it makes...
  • Nostalgic For Clinton Era?

    06/06/2006 2:15:17 PM PDT · by jackv · 30 replies · 368+ views
    Omega Letter Intelligence Digest ^ | 6-2-06 | Jack Kinsella
    A recent CNN poll compared former President Bill Clinton's job performance to that of President Bush, and, to no one's surprise, Bill Clinton won. It reported that poll respondents favored Clinton by greater than 2-1 margins "when asked who did a better job at handling the economy (63 percent Clinton, 26 percent Bush) and solving the problems of ordinary Americans (62 percent Clinton, 25 percent Bush)." That first number astounds me. By every conceivable measure, the economy is better today than it was when Clinton was re-elected. (Not that the president has much to do with it, anyway.) But it...
  • Analysis: Bush Lands in Same Hole As Dad

    05/28/2006 1:37:09 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 94 replies · 2,038+ views
    CBS/KFMB ^ | MAY 28, 2006 | Tom Raum
    Through his presidency, George W. Bush has worked hard to avoid repeating the mistakes of his father. He has done almost everything differently, yet now finds himself in the same hole despite trumping his dad by winning a second term. He is roughly at the same place in the polls where the elder Bush was at the low point of his presidency, with only about three of every 10 Americans registering approval. Like his father before him, this president faces a rebellion among conservatives, an uncertain economic outlook and the prospect of Republican losses in November. The first President Bush...
  • Another Fake Soldier Tale Debunked

    05/24/2006 9:14:55 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 84 replies · 3,363+ views
    Realclearpolitics ^ | 5/24/06 | Michelle Malkin
    Meet "Jessie MacBeth." He's the latest cause celebre of the anti-war Left -- a "former Army Ranger and Iraq war veteran" who accuses his fellow troops of committing a litany of atrocities against innocent civilians. Anti-Vietnam War veteran John Kerry and the Winter Soldiers cast a long shadow. In his 20-minute Internet video interview at peacefilms.org, which promises that watching the video "will change your life," MacBeth (who also claims to have served in Special Forces) says: --Superiors told him "our job over there is to strike fear in the hearts of the Iraqis . . . to be brutal...
  • From Truthout, an apology, of sorts, for reporting Rove's indictment (Marc Ash Interviewed By Salon)

    05/21/2006 4:11:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies · 1,163+ views
    Salon.Com ^ | May 20, 2006 | Tim Grieve
    A week after proclaiming that Karl Rove has already been indicted on charges of perjury and lying to federal investigators, Truthout has issued a rather inscrutable partial apology. "The time has now come. . . to issue a partial apology to our readership for this story," Truthout Executive Director Marc Ash said in a post on the site Friday. "While we paid very careful attention to the sourcing on this story, we erred in getting too far out in front of the news cycle. In moving as quickly as we did, we caused more confusion than clarity. And that was...
  • Where Is The Voice Of Protest In Today's Music? Chuck D, Tom Morello Have Ideas (MTV rant)

    05/19/2006 11:14:57 AM PDT · by weegee · 23 replies · 418+ views
    MTV - Viacom (Parent corp of SeeBS News) ^ | 05.17.2006 | Gil Kaufman, with additional reporting by Jennifer Vineyard and Corey Moss
    Looking at daily headlines, you'd think the radio would be filled with songs of revolution and protest. President Bush's approval ratings recently dipped below 30 percent — the third lowest of any president in the past half-century. Gas "It's like Public Enemy and N.W.A were warring for the heart of the hip-hop nation, and a gentrified version of N.W.A won out. The blingy version." -- Audioslave's Tom Morello prices have more than doubled since he took office. Plus, the Iraq conflict is more unpopular (nearly 60 percent of those polled say sending troops was a mistake) after three years than...
  • MORFORD: Nine Things To Be Happy About

    05/17/2006 5:54:23 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 174+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/17/6 | Mark Morford
    Bush, bird flu, iPod mania, Stephen Colbert, big hairy dogs and the best CD of the year - Balm for your tormented soul. Reasons not to off yourself with a handful of whippets and a bottle of Maker's Mark while reciting Yeats' "Sailing to Byzantium" just yet. Feel free to add you own: 1) Bush at 31 percent and falling fast The apocalypse is yawning and going back to bed. The man can do no right. Dubya's inept policies and slew of appalling deceits are coming back to bite him faster than perhaps any president in history. Oh sure, he's...
  • Bush support rating falls to 29 percent: poll

    05/12/2006 11:52:13 AM PDT · by Icelander · 114 replies · 2,021+ views
    AFP ^ | 05/12/06 | AFP
    The poll, conducted by the Wall Street Journal, is the latest to indicate a slump in public support for the US leader as his Republican party heads into the campaign for mid-term elections in November. In the poll, released in the newspaper's online edition, Bush has lost six percentage points in a month. Iraq remains the main concern. Twenty-eight percent of Americans say it is one of the two most important topics, up from 23 percent in April, followed by IMMIGRATION (16 percent) and the price of petrol (gasoline) (14 percent). Only 24 percent of the 1,003 people asked between...
  • Reports Stating Rush Limbaugh Was Arrested Are Inaccurate; Press Conference at 8:00 pm

    04/28/2006 5:32:16 PM PDT · by RonDog · 333 replies · 17,546+ views
    Yahoo! NEWS ^ | April 28, 2006 | Source: Rush Limbaugh
    This just in, from Yahoo! NEWS: Press Release Source: Rush Limbaugh Reports Stating Rush Limbaugh Was Arrested Are Inaccurate; Limbaugh's Attorney Holds Press Conference at 8:00 pm TonightFriday April 28, 7:55 pm ET WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A spokesman for Rush Limbaugh said some news reports that state Mr. Limbaugh was arrested are inaccurate. Separately, Rush Limbaugh's attorney, Roy Black will hold a press conference at 8:00 pm this evening at the Marriott Hotel at 1001 Okeechobbee Road in West Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Black will discuss the agreement reached today with the State Attorney's Office...
  • Public expects Booming Economy to get even worse

    Public expects Booming Economy to get even worse The U.S. economy grew at its strongest rate in 2-1/2 years during the first three months of this year, a Commerce Department report on Friday showed. Gross domestic product grew at a 4.8 percent annual rate in the January-March first quarter. Senators Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid and Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Friday the economy was too strong for the little guy to catch up. When it comes to public perception regarding the state of the economy, the perception couldn't be much gloomier. So says "right-wing" Fox News Channel, citing its latest...
  • Polls Now Say Italy Race Too Close to Call (Italy)

    04/10/2006 12:15:34 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 20 replies · 724+ views
    AP ^ | April 10, 2006 | By FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press
    ROME - Exit polls indicated Monday that the Italian parliamentary election pitting center-left economist Romano Prodi against flamboyant billionaire Premier Silvio Berlusconi was too close to call. Projections showed Berlusconi's coalition leading in the Senate, but the two sides running neck-and-neck in the lower Chamber of Deputies. Based on 86 percent of pollster Nexus' sampling, Berlusconi's alliance won 157 Senate seats, compared with Prodi's 152. The margin of error for the sample was between 1 and 3 percentage points. Also, the projections did not account for six seats chosen by Italians abroad. Earlier projections showed Prodi set to beat Berlusconi....
  • For President, First a Leak; Now, a Jam

    04/08/2006 8:42:11 AM PDT · by Carling · 110 replies · 2,801+ views
    NYT Via The Oregonian ^ | 4/8/06 | Scott Shane
    WASHINGTON, April 7 — That President Bush authorized an aide to disclose classified intelligence on Iraqi weapons, as asserted in court papers, comes as no shock to official Washington. The leaking of secrets has long been a favored tool of policy debate, political combat and diplomatic one-upmanship. "We've had leaking of this kind since the administration of George Washington," said Rick Shenkman, a presidential historian at George Mason University.
  • ‘Dateline’ segment not focusing on NASCAR [Looking for other venues]

    04/07/2006 11:49:07 AM PDT · by Alouette · 30 replies · 1,123+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Apr. 7, 2006
    Racing circuit was angered by crew visiting Martinsville track for story NBC tried to dispel rumors that it was investigating NASCAR for a segment on anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States, saying the focus of the story will be a widespread look across the country. "Dateline is not planning a story about NASCAR," the network said in a release Thursday. "We are following up on a recent poll and other articles indicating an increase in anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States. ... The NASCAR race at Martinsville was a stop we have made in our research on this story, which...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-28-06 (Ouija Board Polls)

    03/28/2006 5:37:19 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 68 replies · 2,113+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 28, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    When I was a teenager, I was told that I would someday be world famous. Leaders from many countries would make pilgrimages to my vast estates to seek my advice. I was even told that I would lead a punitive expedition across the galaxy to wipe out an alien civilization that dared to threaten our planet. Of course, I returned to Earth as a conquering hero. That same evening, other teenagers around the table I was sitting at, were told they would become famous actresses, captains of industry, or sports legends. Oddly enough, no one was told they would...
  • Bush's Rhetoric Targets Unnamed Critics

    03/22/2006 10:44:07 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 62 replies · 4,731+ views
    Associated Press via Forbes ^ | 03.20.20 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    "Some look at the challenges in Iraq and conclude that the war is lost and not worth another dime or another day," President Bush said recently. Another time he said, "Some say that if you're Muslim you can't be free." "There are some really decent people," the president said earlier this year, "who believe that the federal government ought to be the decider of health care ... for all people." Of course, hardly anyone in mainstream political debate has made such assertions. When the president starts a sentence with "some say" or offers up what "some in Washington" believe, as...
  • Cited as Symbol of Abu Ghraib, Man Admits He Is Not in Photo (NYT caught red-handed in another lie!)

    03/17/2006 10:17:54 PM PST · by Greg o the Navy · 49 replies · 1,707+ views
    New York Times ^ | 03/18/2006 | KATE ZERNIKE
    In the summer of 2004, a group of former detainees of Abu Ghraib prison filed a lawsuit. One claimed to be the man in the photograph -- wires attached to his outstretched arms. The trouble was, the man in the photograph was not Mr. Qaissi.
  • Questions Over Counting and Credit (WashPosts Phony 1300 Iraqis dead after Samarra blast)

    03/07/2006 1:26:08 PM PST · by pissant · 10 replies · 614+ views
    WashPost ^ | 3/5/06 | Debra Howell
    Washington journalism has about it a peculiar insularity. Who gets credit for groundbreaking reporting is not important to most readers, but Washington editors often try to knock down each other's stories and want to be credited when they think they've broken a story first. I know; I've done it. So a memo from Knight-Ridder's Washington bureau that criticized The Post, leaked to a popular media news Web site Friday, was not viewed with equanimity in The Post's newsroom. snip The most serious issue was Hoyt's questioning of figures cited in a front-page story in The Post on Tuesday -- that...
  • AP FRIDAY NIGHT CLARIFICATION ON BUSH/KATRINA VIDEO ('OVERTOPPED' NOT 'BREACHED')

    03/03/2006 4:51:36 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 168 replies · 9,651+ views
    Clarification: Katrina-Video story ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) _ In a March 1 story, The Associated Press reported that federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees in New Orleans, citing confidential video footage of an Aug. 28 briefing among U.S. officials. The Army Corps of Engineers considers a breach a hole developing in a levee rather than an overrun. The story should have made clear that Bush was warned about floodwaters overrunning the levees, rather than the levees breaking. The day before the storm hit, Bush was...
  • Bush's Nonsense Coming To An End (Major-Mega Barf Alert!)

    03/03/2006 5:48:30 AM PST · by texianyankee · 62 replies · 1,477+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 03/03/2006 | Mansour El-Kikhia
    Well, it has finally happened. Americans are regaining their senses, and the cycle of ignorance that has gripped this nation for the past five years is relinquishing its hold. Seeing the end in sight, the rats have begun to jump ship and retreat into their holes, along with their media pundits, Barbie dolls and think-tank experts. It seems Americans have had enough of the "fair and balanced" news and the policies that caused their mental constipation. In record time, the United States has been transformed from a free and secure nation, loved and respected by much of the world, to...
  • Where’s the Outrage? (Newsweek Hit Piece - Mega Barf/Punch Hole In Wall Alert)

    12/21/2005 8:07:24 PM PST · by TCats · 50 replies · 1,712+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 12/21/2005 | Arlene Getz
    Dec. 21, 2005 - Back in the 1980s, when I was living in Johannesburg and reporting on apartheid South Africa, a white neighbor proffered a tasteless confession. She was "quite relieved," she told me, that new media restrictions prohibited our reporting on government repression. No matter that Pretoria was detaining tens of thousands of people without real evidence of wrongdoing. No matter that many of them, including children, were being tortured—sometimes to death. No matter that government hit squads were killing political opponents. No matter that police were shooting into crowds of black civilians protesting against their disenfranchisement. "It's so...
  • The media's shabbiest moments

    12/20/2005 9:59:16 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 29 replies · 1,476+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/21/05 | Brent Bozell
    The year 2005 is ending as it began, with another successful election in Iraq and a liberal media still flapping around trying to find other controversies to submerge it. It does not matter to them that a Gallup poll found that 74 percent of Americans express confidence in their military, but only 28 percent express confidence in their newspapers or TV news outlets. The "mainstream" media excels in excoriating the performance of nearly everyone else, but acts as if nothing they do should be held up as ineffective, inaccurate or just plain absurd. That's why the Media Research Center and...
  • ZOGBY ANTI-WALMART POLL QUESTIONED...

    12/09/2005 10:48:56 AM PST · by blogblogginaway · 23 replies · 1,039+ views
    The Washington Times via Drudge ^ | dec. 9, 2005 | Joel Mowbray
    When the national press devoured a new union-sponsored poll released last week by uber-pollster John Zogby claiming that a majority of Americans believe that "Wal-Mart is bad for America," not reported were serious ethical issues which call into question the integrity of the much-ballyhooed survey. Perhaps because Mr. Zogby has such a sterling reputation -- which has enabled him to snare contracts with several top media outlets, including Reuters, NBC, and the Wall Street Journal -- his findings were reported largely unchallenged. But what no journalist would have known without digging is that Mr. Zogby cannot be considered an objective...
  • CNN Fires Switch Board Employee Who Berated Callers!!

    11/24/2005 7:22:54 PM PST · by Minus_The_Bear · 178 replies · 6,286+ views
    The following is an update from Daily Pundit who has chronicled the UNBELIEVABLE behavior of CNN employees in the wake of the X/Cheney incident. A switch board operator who berated callers to CNN telling them "Bush and Cheney should stop lying" and that "Putting the X over Cheney's face was freedom of speach" has been fired by CNN. This has been confirmed! Visit this link to hear the tape. I just got off the phone with Laurie Goldberg, Senior Vice President for Public Relations with CNN. Her statement confirms the authenticity of the tape recording and reveals the actions CNN...
  • CNN's Bogus Answer About The Video Switcher. You Can Do What Was Done To Cheney Deliberately

    11/24/2005 6:59:53 AM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 78 replies · 2,681+ views
    11/24/05 | Doctor Raoul
    CNN'a story neglects to say that it could have been done manually, but that they had ruled that out somehow. I once was a control room operator for a live TV production and though it was over 30 years ago, I remember how I could manually reproduce what was done to Cheney. One way you switch between video sources to select the one to go out over the air to move the "wiper". It looks like a T-handled lever, like an automatic transmission lever on your car's console. Except, instead of being one handle, it's split down the middle into...
  • Only half see press as fair to Bush

    11/11/2005 12:20:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 903+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2005 | Jennifer Harper
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Only half see press as fair to BushBy Jennifer HarperTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished November 10, 2005 About 50 percent of Americans say the Bush administration is being treated fairly by the press, the lowest number since President Bush was elected, and an increasing percentage say the press is too critical of the president, according to the Pew Research Center.     "There has been a notable rise over the past two years in the percentage who say the press is too critical of the Bush administration," the survey released Tuesday stated.     Many stories that appear to methodically build a...
  • Andrea Mitchell: I 'Misspoke' on Plame ID

    11/10/2005 6:32:51 AM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 248 replies · 7,816+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Nov. 10, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
    NBC's senior diplomatic correspondent Andrea Mitchell is claiming that her comments have been deliberately distorted in reports covering a 2003 interview where she said Valerie Plame's identity had been "widely known" before her name appeared in a Robert Novak column. "The fact is that I did not know did not know [Plame's identity] before the Novak column," she told radio host Don Imus on Thursday. "I said it was widely known that an envoy had gone [to Niger]," she insisted. "I said we did not know who the envoy was until the Novak column." But the actual exchange in question...
  • Ousted CBS Producer Mary Mapes Comes Out Swinging

    11/08/2005 9:48:08 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 86 replies · 2,203+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Novermber 9, 2005 | Howard Kurtz
    After a year of silence about the biggest scandal in CBS News history, Mary Mapes has plenty to say -- about George W. Bush, Karl Rove, Les Moonves, her father, bloggers, the mainstream press and others who she believes contributed to her downfall. What took her so long? "I was extremely battered," she said in an interview yesterday. "I'd had months and months of having my head kicked around a soccer stadium by much of the Western world. I needed some time to regroup." Mapes is now pushing a book, called "Truth and Duty," about the botched "60 Minutes II"...
  • Cindy Sheehan's Anti-War Marine Is A Fraud!

    11/07/2005 6:45:42 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 6 replies · 679+ views
    Cindy Sheehan's Anti-War Marine is a Fraud! Here is the story of former Marine Sgt. Jimmy Massey as printed in the St. Louis Post Dispatch today. He has been out traveling with Cindy Sheehan on her bus tour across the country. Jimmy is a member of Veterans Against the Iraq War. Jimmy traveled to France where they reprinted his anti-war story. Florida Democrat Frank Gonzalez protested with Jimmy in August. But, Jimmy Massey really needs to be behind bars! Once you read the gory, hateful details you will agree. You can hear Jimmy Massey in his own words in a...
  • Dem WMD Short Term Memory

    11/03/2005 9:44:37 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 1,564+ views
    Just A Few Years Back, Dems Were Warning About WMDs In IraqDEM OFFICIALS HAVE WARNED ABOUT WMDs IN IRAQ FOR YEARS Former President Bill Clinton:President Clinton: "We Have To Defend Our Future From These Predators Of The 21st Century. They Feed On The Free Flow Of Information And Technology. They Actually Take Advantage Of The Freer Movement Of People, Information And Ideas. And They Will Be All The More Lethal If We Allow Them To Build Arsenals Of Nuclear, Chemical And Biological Weapons And The Missiles To Deliver Them. We Simply Cannot Allow That To Happen. There Is No More...