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  • 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...
  • Bush's Spanish "not that good": spokesman [Bush couldn't sing anthem in Spanish]

    05/04/2006 9:04:33 AM PDT · by george wythe · 37 replies · 822+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 4 2006
    The White House on Thursday disputed an account of President George W. Bush singing the U.S. national anthem in Spanish during the 2000 presidential campaign, saying his Spanish is not that good. Critics have accused Bush of hypocrisy for opposing a Spanish language version of the anthem. They pointed to a book called "American Dynasty" by Kevin Phillips, who wrote that Bush "would drop in at Hispanic festivals and parties, sometimes joining in singing 'The Star-Spangled Banner' in Spanish." White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the assertion did not ring true to him because, "The president speaks Spanish, but not...
  • 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...
  • CIA Leak, Mary McCarthy Link Roundup

    04/23/2006 4:11:03 AM PDT · by backhoe · 326 replies · 11,817+ views
    various FR links & quotes | 04-23-06 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    The original mega-thread: CIA Fires Officer For Leaking Classified Information to Media I think this is as big as rathergate.   Dana Priest's Pulitzer has just turned to dust. Not only that,  the Pulitzer's are finally dust is up to us and others to find out, because  the Drive-By Media will ignore the story. Let's Play Connect the Dots Let’s connect some dots in the Mary McCarthy CIA leak tale, shall we? (Hat tip: WordWarp).Mary McCarthy leaks the secret CIA prisons story to Dana Priest, in what may have been a sting operation.Mary McCarthy and Joe Wilson served at the...
  • CIA Fires Officer For Leaking Classified Information to Media

    04/21/2006 12:01:43 PM PDT · by Howlin · 2,826 replies · 80,789+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 21, 2006
    <p>No details, but the agent was caught dead to rights leaking....</p>
  • The Sopranos gets political (vanity)

    04/17/2006 10:11:24 AM PDT · by doesnt suffer fools gladly · 58 replies · 3,164+ views
    Did anyone watch last night's Sopranos? Tony's daughter Meadow went on a Bush rant, claiming his Administration was rounding up Muslims for no reason...Bush is taking over the world, blah, blah. Tony Soprano made a crack about Rick "Sanitorium". I couldn't make heads or tails over whatever Christopher was talking about. Carmella stated that she voted for Bush. I read in an interview that the actress Edie Falco hated reciting that line. The DUmmies are celebrating the Bush bashing.
  • 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.
  • 'GMA' Weekend Producer Suspended

    04/03/2006 1:29:15 PM PDT · by paudio · 11 replies · 822+ views ^ | 4/3/06
    Good Morning America weekend producer John Green has been suspended by ABC News for one month without pay following the release of years-old emails that he sent in which he remarked that President Bush "makes me sick" and that former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright "has Jew shame." After the emails were posted on the Drudge Report, Green promptly apologized, saying in a message to ABC News staff, "I want all of you to know how much I regret the embarrassment this story causes ABC. It was an inappropriate thing to say and I'm deeply sorry." The Washington Post reported...
  • Saddam Regime document: How To Use Coalition Dead Troops and POW’s As Propaganda Tool (Translation)

    04/03/2006 12:22:14 PM PDT · by jveritas · 25 replies · 5,624+ views
    Pentagon/FMSO website on Iraq Documents | April 3 2006 | jveritas
    Page 28, 32 and 33 of this April/1/2003 document IISP-2003-00026588 discuss how the Iraqis are going to treat the dead American and British soldiers as well as the Coalition POW to serve their regime propaganda. It is infuriating to read such a thing, but it is important to reveal how evil this Saddam regime had been. Partial translation of page 28 which a meeting of the Military Sector Commanders of the Iraqi Army where they discussed the issue of dead Coalition troops and POWs Beginning of partial translation of page 28 F. Study the subject of the dead criminals Americans...
  • Ex-Hostage Jill Carroll Arrives in U.S.

    04/02/2006 10:14:16 AM PDT · by TexKat · 134 replies · 2,951+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4/2/06 | GLEN JOHNSON
    BOSTON - Jill Carroll, the U.S. journalist held hostage for 82 days in Iraq, returned to the United States on Sunday aboard a commercial flight to Boston. The 28-year-old was accompanied on the Lufthansa flight by a colleague from her employer, the Boston-based Christian Science Monitor, according to reporters on the plane. Carroll declined to comment while on the flight. She left the airport in a black limousine escorted by state police. Her destination was unknown. She was released Thursday after nearly three months in captivity. She was seized Jan. 7 in western Baghdad by gunmen who killed her Iraqi...
  • What They're Saying About The President's News Conference: Part II

    03/22/2006 11:08:39 AM PST · by CyberAnt · 46 replies · 1,859+ views ^ | Wednesday, March 22, 2006 | RNC Research Dept
    The Washington Post: "President Bush should hold more news conferences. ... In his sometimes blunt, sometimes joking and sometimes unpolished way, he sounded authentic ..." (Editorial, "Mr. Bush Unvarnished," The Washington Post, 3/22/06) The Washington Post: "[T]he president clearly has not lost sight of the enormous importance of the Iraqi mission ..." (Editorial, "Mr. Bush Unvarnished," The Washington Post, 3/22/06) The Washington Post: "Mr. Bush ... hasn't lost sight of the stakes." (Editorial, "Mr. Bush Unvarnished," The Washington Post, 3/22/06) ABC's Elizabeth Vargas: "The President, really striking, though George, a balancing act in this news conference today. Realism on the...
  • Reuters Bias - Pic of Dick Cheney

    03/09/2006 2:01:52 PM PST · by finnman69 · 46 replies · 2,194+ views
    yahoo ^ | 3/8/06
    U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney speaks during his keynote address to the U.S. Labor Department's 2006 National Summit on Retirement Savings at the Willard Hotel in Washington March 2, 2006. REUTERS/Larry Downing
  • Katrina Tape Transcripts Show Media Hack Job

    03/02/2006 6:10:47 AM PST · by slowhand520 · 85 replies · 2,845+ views
    March 02, 2006 Katrina Tape Transcripts Show Media Hack Job For those who want to see the transcripts themselves of the video conferences, the New York Times has them for the August 28th and August 29th briefings. The transcript for the 29th makes one garbled mention of the levees around New Orleans (page 6). After making the point that the storm surge would cause the greatest devastation in the Gulfport area of Mississippi, going as high as 21 feet, Max Mayfield then turns to New Orleans: MAX MAYFIELD: ... The rest of the track we have 10 to 15 feet,...
  • Blame the media? We are making it easier Cheney hunting accident brings out the worst in some

    02/17/2006 6:45:21 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 43 replies · 1,713+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | February 16, 2006 | John Allen
    For all of us at this "small newspaper in South Texas" or as the host of MSNBC's "The Situation" Tucker Carlson says "podunk paper," it's enlightening — and sometimes embarrassing — to look at our big brothers and sisters in the national media on a story we each are covering. The first step we could all see coming. Someone should have given White House press secretary Scott McClellan a blindfold as he stood at the podium Monday afternoon. The White House press corps spent the previous day stewing about how the White House had failed to deliver a press conference...
  • Reporter Caught Clueless on Non-Cheney News

    02/16/2006 11:18:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 94 replies · 3,638+ views
    NewsMax ^ | February 16, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    The press has spent so much time this week obsessing over Dick Cheney's hunting accident that some reporters have been rendered completely oblivious to other important news developments. After delivering yet another breathless report on Cheneygate Thursday morning, usually reliable ABC Radio News reporter Ann Compton was caught clueless about the takeover of six major U.S. ports by a Dubai company based in the United Arab Emirates - a country said to have ties to terrorism. Compton's exchange with WABC Radio's John Gambling went like this: GAMBLNG: What else [besides Cheneygate] is being talked about in the White House? COMPTON:...
  • No room for a laughingstock ("Dead Veep Walking," compares shooting to Iran Hostage crisis)

    02/15/2006 8:14:37 AM PST · by presidio9 · 51 replies · 1,476+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | February 15, 2006 | Michael Goodwin
    No room for a laughingstock It is humor that often drives the final nail in the political coffin. The images of Gerald Ford falling on his face and hitting spectators with golf balls outlived his presidency. Jimmy Carter endured the Iranian hostage crisis and the misery index, but he had no comeback to the million yuks that followed his battle with an attacking rabbit. All of which is to say that Deadeye Dick Cheney is history. He is the Dead Veep Walking, whether he knows it or not. Ridicule is fatal. It's not just late-night comedians declaring open season on...
  • Bush Says U.S. Is 'Addicted To Oil,' Offers Few New Plans In Speech

    02/01/2006 12:47:17 PM PST · by presidio9 · 37 replies · 900+ views
    MTV News ^ | 02.01.2006 | Gil Kaufman
    President Bush concentrated on broad themes Tuesday night in his fifth State of the Union address, offering few new initiatives and instead reiterating many of his administration's recurring themes on domestic and security issues. In the 51-minute speech before an audience that included newly seated Supreme Court associate justice Samuel Alito, Bush argued against isolationism, stated his oft-repeated determination to stay the course in Iraq, defended his ordering of secret wiretaps and raised the specter of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in arguing for the spread of democracy across the Middle East. "Every step toward freedom in the world...
  • online readers reaction!

    01/31/2006 9:55:04 PM PST · by dascallie · 17 replies · 1,340+ views
    Think this might be manipulated by Duers? Naaahh... Add your vote...submit and check out the vote averages... LOL
  • Has '24' Gone Bush-Bashing? (**Spoiler Vanity**)

    01/30/2006 9:06:33 PM PST · by Lunatic Fringe · 87 replies · 1,524+ views
    So it seems that the plotline for this season's '24' is that a dark, shadowy conspiracy of white American puppetmasters is exploiting the threat of terrorism in order to 'secure the flow of oil for the next generation,' manipulating a weak, dim-witted President to achieve their diabolical goals of world domination and economical power.
  • Heart Of Dixie (Natalie Maines NEVER Liked Country)

    01/30/2006 11:41:01 AM PST · by beansox · 52 replies · 1,619+ views
    Heart of Dixie Three years later, Dixie Chicks frontwoman Natalie Maines talks to Entertainment Weekly about why she's ''pretty much done'' with Nashville in the wake of her anti-Bush comments by Whitney Pastorek On March 10, 2003, the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines stepped onto a London stage and announced, ''We're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.'' All hell promptly broke loose. A month later, she and bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robison finally addressed the controversy for the first time, posing naked on the cover of EW and candidly discussing the firestorm Maines' comment sparked....
  • Al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri, in videotape on Al-Jazeera

    01/30/2006 10:14:36 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 165 replies · 7,589+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/30/06
    Al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri, in videotape on Al-Jazeera, says U.S. airstrike against him in Pakistan failed.
  • Al-Zawahri Calls Bush a 'Butcher' in Video

    01/30/2006 10:22:39 AM PST · by mathprof · 25 replies · 664+ views ^ | 1/30/06
    Al-Qaida's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri called U.S. President George W. Bush a "butcher" and a "failure" in a videotape aired on Arab television Monday, his first appearance since an American airstrike that targeted him this month in Pakistan. Al-Zawahri, shown in the video wearing white robes and a white turban, said the Jan. 13 airstrike killed "innocents" and said the United States had ignored an offer from al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden for a truce. "Butcher of Washington, you are not only defeated and a liar, but also a failure. You are a curse on your own nation," he said,...
  • Liberals And Hoaxes - Perfect Together (Excellent piece)

    01/26/2006 3:41:35 PM PST · by WestTexasWend · 18 replies · 1,037+ views
    The Jewish Press ^ | Wednesday, January 25, 2006 | Daniel Clark
    The latest example of our friends on the Left according validity to a known hoax comes to us from Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), who, in a December 22, 2005, op-ed piece in the Boston Globe, recounted the story of a college student who was rousted by two government agents because he had gone to the library in search of a copy of Mao Zedong’s Little Red Book. Two days later, the Globe reported that the student had admitted to fabricating the tale — as any sensible person would have suspected in the first place. While the senator did not respond...
  • Can the White House Warm Up to Hamas?-Election Win Is Not an Endorsement of Militancy

    01/26/2006 12:58:59 PM PST · by SJackson · 64 replies · 1,054+ views
    Time ^ | 1-26-06 | ELAINE SHANNON
    Hamas' stunning victory in the Palestinian elections left the Bush Administration in a difficult position this morning, forced to reconcile the fruits of its push for democracy in the Middle East with its goal of peace in the region. In response, the White House argued that the vote was a rejection of the ruling guard Fatah's corruption, rather than the peace process itself. Speaking at a press conference this morning, President Bush called the Hamas win a “wake-up” call for the Fatah leadership. "You see, when you give people the vote, give them the chance to express themselves at the...
  • Photo fakery at the New York Times

    01/16/2006 5:19:53 AM PST · by saveliberty · 237 replies · 9,683+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 1/16/2006 | Thomas Lifson
    Photo fakery at the New York Times January 16th, 2006   Is a fake staged photo fit to print? What if it staged in a way that makes the US forces fighting the War on Terror look cruel and ineffective? The evidence argues that yes, it can run, and in a prominent position - at least in the case of the New York Times website. It appears that the Times, once-upon-a-time regarded as the last word in reliability when it comes to checking before publishing (which makes them so much better than blogs, of course), has run a fake photo on...
  • Horror Movies Return to Grisly Roots (Hollywood anti-Iraq War film with Zombies)

    01/04/2006 6:06:00 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 20 replies · 636+ views
    AP ^ | January 04, 2006 | CHRISTY LEMIRE
    NEW YORK - Today's horror movies are more likely to be dripping with blood than irony, with films like "Wolf Creek," the "Saw" series and this week's "Hostel" representing a return to their grisly, low-budget '70s roots. While the "Scream" trilogy grossed hundreds of millions of dollars in the late 1990s with characters who winked at the camera in playful mockery of the genre's conventions, horror flicks like "Hostel," Eli Roth's follow-up to his gory 2003 debut "Cabin Fever," will show you a character whose eye is dangling from its socket after a long afternoon of torture. Joe Dante's contribution,...
  • Why Did The Times Wait?

    01/03/2006 12:52:29 PM PST · by Sam Hill · 32 replies · 2,164+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | January 3, 2006 | N/A
    Everyone is asking the burning question: Why did The New York Times postpone its treason in publishing its NSA secrets when these leaks could have won the elections for their bosses, the Democrat Party?We certainly know it had nothing to do with any concerns about hurting our national security in the middle of a shooting war.Even The Times' own PR man felt obliged to (very publicly) upbraid his masters for this tragically missed opportunity, which we present courtesy of the New York Post [excerpted]: "Old Gay Gray Lady" publisher, Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger Jr.Times' Own Ombudsman Rips 'Stonewalling' Paper By ANDY...
  • The media's shabbiest moments

    12/20/2005 9:59:16 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 29 replies · 1,476+ views ^ | 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...
  • Wikipedia's Memogate article rewritten based on Mapes talking points

    12/14/2005 12:17:27 AM PST · by lqclamar · 28 replies · 1,271+ views
    I just noticed this after another freeper commented that the Wikipedia article on memogate was generally favorable to free republic yesterday. Literally a few moments after the post, some leftist wacko essentially rewrote the entire Wikipedia article on memogate using talking points that supposedly "refute" each evidence item that shows they were forgeries. He added a bunch of citations to TANG-Bush conspiracy sites and the site he used the most (12 times) was In case you don't know is Mary Mapes' website pushing her new book. Here's the link of all the changes that were made - it's...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-13-05 ("It Just Keeps Getting Worse -- from Jim Hightower")

    12/13/2005 6:52:58 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 115 replies · 2,023+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 13, 2005 | Jim Hightower, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    Does anybody out there remember Jim Hightower? Don't feel bad if you don't since he has become a complete has-been. However, before blessedly fading away from public view about 10 years ago, Hightower was once hailed as the liberal answer to Rush Limbaugh. Years before Err America flopped on the airwaves, Jim Hightower bombed completely in the opinion of radio listeners. If you had ever had the "pleasure" of hearing Hightower's radio antics you would quickly understand why his radio ratings quickly plummeted to Al Franken levels. Although Hightower started out as a typical hard core Texas leftist, he...
  • 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...
  • Bush Escalates Bitter Iraq War Debate

    11/14/2005 6:19:09 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 111 replies · 2,633+ views
    AP ^ | November 14, 2005 | TERENCE HUNT
    President Bush escalated the bitter debate over the Iraq war on Monday, hurling back at Democratic critics the worries they once expressed that Saddam Hussein was a grave threat to the world. "They spoke the truth then and they're speaking politics now," Bush charged. Bush went on the attack after Democrats accused the president of manipulating and withholding some pre-war intelligence and misleading Americans about the rationale for war. "Some Democrats who voted to authorize the use of force are now rewriting the past," Bush said. "They're playing politics with this issue and they are sending mixed signals to our...
  • Mary Mapes Names Names [tries to trash FreeRepublic]

    11/10/2005 5:34:54 AM PST · by shhrubbery! · 355 replies · 10,516+ views
    INDC Journal ^ | 11/9/05 | Bill Ardolino
    November 09, 2005 Mary Mapes Names Names ("Anonymous" Ones) Posted by Bill An excerpt from page 201 of her new book: Within minutes of Buckhead's original posting, Freepers began to repeat and embellish Buckhead's thoughts. Not surprisingly, they all agreed with him, they all agreed with one another, and they all agreed this should be pursued aggressively. Freethinkers they are not. The Freepers and their lockstep like-minded fellow travelers moved as a group, like a school of sharks sweeping toward an unaware and unarmed victim. CBS was like some sunburned, overweight Florida tourist with a cut foot, floundering and flapping...
  • 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...

    10/31/2005 8:48:13 AM PST · by NewMediaFan · 230 replies · 8,894+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Oct 31, 2005 | Matt Drudge
    CBS REPORTER TO WHITE HOUSE: ALITO 'SLOPPY SECONDS?' Mon Oct 31 2005 11:26:56 ET CBSNEWS Chief White House correspondent John Roberts described the President’s selection of Judge Samuel Alito as “sloppy seconds” during today’s press gaggle with White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan. John Roberts: “So, Scott, you said that -- or the President said, repeatedly, that Harriet Miers was the best person for the job. So does that mean that Alito is sloppy seconds, or what?” Scott McClellan: “Not at all, John.” Sloppy seconds” is described in the United Kingdom’s A Dictionary of Slang as: Noun: “A subsequent indulgence...
  • Demonizing Condi - 345pm EDT flash: THE PHOTO HAS BEEN REMOVED from USA Today's Site

    10/26/2005 12:53:24 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 78 replies · 4,612+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Wed. Oct. 26th 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    Includes many updates by Michelle Malkin DEMONIZING CONDI By Michelle Malkin   ·   October 26, 2005 06:41 AM ***scroll down for updates...345pm EDT flash: THE PHOTO HAS BEEN REMOVED from USA Today's site with an editor's note...I'll be talking about more unhinged examples of Condi hatred next week. More details here.*** Check out the photo of Condoleezza Rice that was published by USA Today last week: Notice anything peculiar about her eyes? No, Condi isn't possessed; the photo was manipulated. This news comes courtesy of From The Pen, which found a pre-doctored version of the Associated Press photo on Yahoo! España:...
  • 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.
  • BBC shies away from Bush story

    10/07/2005 10:38:22 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 24 replies · 1,673+ views
    Guardian ^ | 10/07/05 | Tara Conlan
    BBC shies away from Bush story Tara Conlan Friday October 7, 2005 BBC programme editors turned lukewarm on a claim by a BBC2 programme that George Bush believed God told him to invade Iraq and Afghanistan after a strong denial by the White House. Just 24 hours after accusations that the corporation's news coverage was backing away from risk-taking, some of the BBC's key outlets decided not to run an exclusive story unearthed by BBC2 about the US president. It was all the more unusual as yesterday morning the corporation sent out a press release trumpeting the exclusive in BBC2's...
  • Grand Wizard Bush

    10/05/2005 10:44:12 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 47 replies · 1,759+ views
    National Review ^ | 10-05-05 | Deroy Murdock
    October 05, 2005, 8:12 a.m. Grand Wizard Bush "Bull Connor" Katrina crap. As levees crumbled in New Orleans after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, so, too, tumbled any sense of decorum among key black Democrats. Officials and activists alike are re-submerging the Crescent City in a fact-free torrent of vitriol. "George Bush is our Bull Connor," Rep. Charles Rangel of New York told cheering Congressional Black Caucus conventioneers on September 22. "If you're black in this country, and you're poor in this country, it's not an inconvenience. It's a death sentence." Rangel equated Republican President Bush to Theophilus "Bull" Connor, Birmingham,...
  • The AP: Never Have So Few Kept So Many in the Dark for So Long

    09/17/2005 12:15:26 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 73 replies · 4,168+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 17 September 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    With the all-but-corporate death of the UPI, the AP is the main American source for news in the United States. Associated Press articles are mindlessly quoted by newspapers across the nation. Many local radio and TV stations rip and read either directly from the AP, or indirectly from local newspapers which use the AP. Therefore, it’s reprehensible that the AP, three weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit, has not found out that there WAS an Evacuation Plan for New Orleans and southern Louisiana which was not followed. The Plan is on the Internet and available to anyone who can push a...
  • Ex-White House Aide Charged in Corruption Case

    09/19/2005 8:10:52 PM PDT · by 4mor3 · 26 replies · 1,445+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 20, 2005 | PHILIP SHENON and ANNE E. KORNBLUT
    September 20, 2005 Ex-White House Aide Charged in Corruption Case By PHILIP SHENON and ANNE E. KORNBLUT WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 - A senior White House budget official who resigned abruptly last week was arrested Monday on charges of lying to investigators and obstructing a federal inquiry involving Jack Abramoff, the Republican lobbyist who has been under scrutiny by the Justice Department for more than a year. The arrest of the official, David H. Safavian, head of procurement policy at the Office of Management and Budget, was the first to result from the wide-ranging corruption investigation of Mr. Abramoff, once among...
  • 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,...
  • U.S. President George W. Bush writes a note to Rice - Repost

    09/15/2005 5:50:47 AM PDT · by Santiago de la Vega · 60 replies · 2,672+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/14/2005 | Rick Wilking
    U.S. President George W. Bush writes a note to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a Security Council meeting. Bathroom note.
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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 | 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...

    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 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...