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  • Keith Olbermann: Paid $10 Million to Lose Viewers

    10/19/2011 11:59:24 AM PDT · by CT · 16 replies
    CBS Business Interactive Web Site ^ | October 18, 2011 | Constantine von Hoffman
    Keith Olbermann is not in the witness protection program, but he might as well be. His show on Al Gore’s Current TV (America’s least watched network) has lost nearly a third of its viewers in four months. Pretty impressive result for $10 million a year. That’s just his salary. Countdown with Keith Olbermann was a major draw when it was on MSNBC. On January 21, the network took a big hit when Olbermann announced on air that that would be his last show for them. Then in June, Current launched Olbermann and Countdown. It was no surprise that Olbermann drew...
  • If their islands are drowning, why is the real estate so dear?

    12/12/2010 1:22:17 PM PST · by CT · 21 replies
    Melbourne Herald Sun ^ | December 13, 2010 | Andrew Bolt
    ‘Mr Prime Minister. In view of the impending deluge, how much have land prices fallen on Tuvalu?‘ I stammered. For some reason my question completely silenced the room packed with environmental press. After what I will charitably call an inquisitive stare, the prime minister gave his longwinded answer full of long-term projections of rising ocean levels. To be fair, he concluded with a simple declaration: ‘Land prices have not been affected.’
  • Bush Rescues Hillary

    11/24/2007 10:15:19 AM PST · by CT · 78 replies · 160+ views
    News Max ^ | 11/23/07 | Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
    Just when every poll has Hillary Rodham Clinton slipping, she has gotten a shot in the arm from a very unlikely source: President Bush. In an interview on Tuesday featuring the first couple and Charles Gibson, the president said of Hillary: "No question, there is no question that Clinton understands pressure better than any of the candidates, you know, in the race because she lived in the White House and sees it first — could see it first-hand." By saying that she “understands the klieg lights,” Bush lent credence to Hillary’s campaign assertion that she could “hit the ground running”...
  • America's Best Ally -- Australian PM John Howard in his Last Election Today.

    11/22/2007 9:17:42 AM PST · by CT · 4 replies · 174+ views
    JOHN Howard is ending a bruising final week of the campaign within striking distance of a stunning fifth election victory. Labor is narrowly ahead after the allocation of preferences, 52 per cent to the Coalition's 48 per cent, according to authoritative pollsters Galaxy Research.
  • We Knew He Was Paranoid (But Is He Paranoid Enough -- my Title)

    11/15/2007 2:20:27 PM PST · by CT · 9 replies · 129+ views
    New York Observer ^ | November 15, 2007 | Felix Gillette
    CBS "Mystified" by Dan Rather's "Bizarre Allegations", Files Motion to Dismiss Today, in New York Supreme Court, in response to Dan Rather's civil lawsuit, CBS filed a lengthy 30-page motion to dismiss the case. CBS executives also released a statement today, noting that they are "mystified" by Rather's "bizarre allegations" but will "vigorously" defend themselves in court if need be. "Dan Rather is one of the most important figures in the history of broadcast journalism, and for more than 40 years was one of our most valued colleagues," CBS said in the statement. "That is why we at CBS are...
  • Thompson May Announce His Candidacy for President

    06/27/2007 1:58:11 PM PDT · by CT · 17 replies · 499+ views | 6/27/07 | CQ Radio w/Ed Morrissey
    Fred will be answering the attacks on him in recent days.
  • Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR) comes out against the Bush-Kennedy immigration bill (shamnesty)

    06/22/2007 11:44:20 AM PDT · by CT · 78 replies · 3,760+ views
    Senator Smith of Oregon just announced on The Lars Larson Show that he will vote AGAINST CLOTURE, and that he is opposed to the current immigration bill.
  • The Immigration Bill Is About To Get Worse

    06/04/2007 4:53:10 PM PDT · by CT · 43 replies · 1,752+ views
    KXMB - Bismark (ND) ^ | 6/4/2007 | Unknown
    The Immigration Bill Is About To Get Worse Jun 4 2007 12:00AM Ugh… Perhaps the one bright spot is that a number of conservative Republican senators who support the bill have made statements suggesting that they want to give themselves “wiggle room” to vote against it if the Senate’s open-borders majority acts to make the legislation even more objectionable—a virtual certainty given the current composition of that chamber. Two of the worst ideas could be voted on as early as tomorrow. One, Senate Amendment 1183, introduced by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; along with Sens. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska...

    04/25/2007 3:23:30 PM PDT · by CT · 21 replies · 988+ views | April 25, 2007 | Jennnifer Saba
    FAS-FAX Preview: Circ Numbers To Take Another Big Hit By Jennifer Saba Published: April 25, 2007 12:30 PM ET NEW YORK Anyone thinking the declines in circulation should ease when the Audit Bureau of Circulations releases its spring numbers on Monday will be disappointed. According to industry sources, overall daily circulation for the six months ending March 2007 is expected to sink approximately 2.5% while Sunday will drop around 3.0%. Yet again, major metro papers are bearing the brunt of the responsibility for the declines. Papers that are showing daily drops of 5% or more, according to circulation sources, include:...
  • MSNBC is Looking for People to Help Their Programming

    06/15/2006 2:09:49 PM PDT · by CT · 51 replies · 841+ views | 6/15/06 | CT
    If you send an e-mail, you probably will be invited to join their VIP viewers forum. We could use lots of Freepers to help turn MSNBC around and get them viewers. You will need to fill out a survey, but when you do you are on their panel.
  • Edwards: Bush Worse than Nixon

    05/21/2006 4:41:29 PM PDT · by CT · 74 replies · 1,883+ views
    ABC ^ | May 21st, 2006 | By ED O'KEEFE
    Edwards: Bush Worse than Nixon 2004 Vice Presidential Contender Blasts Bush and Readies to Run Again By ED O'KEEFE May 21, 2006 — - Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., says George W. Bush is the "worst president of our lifetime," and "absolutely" worse than Watergate-tainted President Richard M. Nixon. In an exclusive appearance on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," the former presidential and vice presidential contender said of Bush, "He's done a variety of things -- things which are going to take us forever to recover from. "You have to give Bush and Cheney and gang credit for being good...
  • Murtha's Purple Hearts Questioned

    01/13/2006 3:54:43 PM PST · by CT · 8 replies · 670+ views ^ | 1/13/06 | Marc Marano and Randy Hall
    Murtha’s Purple Hearts Questioned January 13th, 2006 Some good digging being done by our friends over at Cybercast News Service: Murtha’s War Hero Status Called Into Question By Marc Morano and Randy Hall Staff January 13, 2006 ( - Having ascended to the national stage as one of the most vocal critics of President Bush’s handling of the war in Iraq, Pennsylvania Democratic Congressman John Murtha has long downplayed the controversy and the bitterness surrounding the two Purple Hearts he was awarded for military service in Vietnam. Murtha is a retired marine and was the first Vietnam combat veteran...
  • CIA Plame Thread - Questions, Answers, and Outcomes

    10/18/2005 12:13:44 PM PDT · by CT · 65 replies · 2,954+ views
    Various New Whores | 10/18/05 | CT
    Rush says there is a rumor on the street that the CIA leak case is about to produce some indictments. He also said it was just a rumor, and did not assign probabilities. I am suggesting we use this thread to get a single post that establishes key facts around this entire matter. For instance: 1. It is widely believed that Joe Wilson's testimony to the select Senate Committee upon his return from Niger is in conflict with his NYT editorial some months later. If so, it would mean Wilson was lying to either the Senate or American public through...
  • The latest Steven Segal movie has a USS Clinton aircraft carrier

    09/17/2005 8:23:39 PM PDT · by CT · 131 replies · 4,852+ views
    Me | 9/17/05 | CT
    OK. I have not done a vanity in months, maybe longer. But I just had to get the word out on just how far Steven Segal has sunk. His latest movie, 'Submerged,' is some Euro production. And the US forces portrayed in the movie are a joke. But the biggest joke is the use of a carrier that is called the USS Clinton! Avoid this movie at all costs. Its garbage. Did I mention Segal has adopted a 'home boy' accent? Did anybody think Segal was a Clinton suck up, or is this the European production company gone wild with...
  • John McCain: Old Media's Hero

    05/24/2005 4:49:53 PM PDT · by CT · 17 replies · 643+ views
    National Ledger ^ | May 24, 2005 | JB Williams
    Conditions were perfect for a showdown in the senate over the judicial appointment process. Democrats had managed to convince half the population that the filibuster is some sort of constitutional right endowed by our Creator; that Bill Frist and those evil Republicans were fixin’ to “nuke” the constitution by ending the misuse of the filibuster, used here only to block the confirmation of qualified nominees on the sole basis of the DNC litmus test. Too bad this half of the population has never read the US Constitution. A shame they don’t know their litmus test is a litmus test. Meanwhile,...
  • Most of volcanos victims were in supposed safe areas(Jimmy Carter lied and people died)

    05/18/2005 1:37:03 PM PDT · by CT · 30 replies · 1,388+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | May 18th, 2005 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    On the 25th anniversary of the Mt. St. Helens eruption, survivors and loved ones, after uncovering duplicity in Carter administration records of the volcano and its potential dangers, are demanding an apology. Carter personally blamed the 57 people that died as being inside the Red Zone. In reality, the volcano's blast exceeded this governement-assigned area. The facts around this tragedy are classic Jimmy Carter duplicity, and are instructive of the real Carter, best described as a man that always found fault in others. A man of pettiness, self-absorbtion, and significantly-flawed judgement. All of which even today he and his media...
  • (oops - Kerry boxed in again) No French or German turn on Iraq

    09/27/2004 11:43:06 AM PDT · by CT · 15 replies · 2,850+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 9/26/04 | Jo Johnson in Paris, Betrand Benoit in Berlin and James Harding in Washington
    No French or German turn on Iraq By Jo Johnson in Paris, Betrand Benoit in Berlin and James Harding in Washington Published: September 26 2004 21:13 | Last updated: September 26 2004 21:13 French and German government officials say they will not significantly increase military assistance in Iraq even if John Kerry, the Democratic presidential challenger, is elected on November 2. Mr Kerry, who has attacked President George W. Bush for failing to broaden the US-led alliance in Iraq, has pledged to improve relations with European allies and increase international military assistance in Iraq. "I cannot imagine that there will...
  • Expert: Dan Rather Exaggerates Military Record

    09/14/2004 5:44:26 PM PDT · by CT · 50 replies · 3,073+ views
    News Max ^ | Jan. 16, 2002 | Wes Vernon
    Expert: Dan Rather Exaggerates Military Record Wes Vernon, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002 One of the nation’s top military researchers is angry that CBS News anchorman Dan Rather continues to exaggerate and make misleading statements about his military record. The researcher, B.G. Burkett, says that Rather’s inaccaurate statements about his military service can be found in the new hit book "Bias,” written by veteran CBS reporter Bernard Goldberg. Burkett, co-author of the book "Stolen Valor,” a history of the media’s portrayal of the Vietnam conflict, says he’s tired of Rather’s double-talk and hypocrisy. Case in point are Rather’s claims in...
  • Proof Kerry Was In Cambodia on December 24th, 1968

    09/09/2004 2:32:15 PM PDT · by CT · 46 replies · 2,291+ views
    CBS News ^ | 12/24/1968 | Richard M. Nixon
    MEMO - THE WHITEHOUSE Date: December 24, 1968 From: Richard M. Nixon To: Lt. JG John Kerry Subj: CAMBODIA INCURSION Dear Mr. Kerry, we have selected you to take your swiftboat out tonight on a little run. Succeed, and their is a CIA hat in it for you. This is Top Secret, so don't do anything foolish like write a movie review about the experience at some future date. We want you to do this alone. So give your crew liberty tonight. Explain your absence away with some excuse. Try saying you want that ingrown toenail of yours looked at...
  • Brinkley Jumping Ship?

    09/05/2004 4:18:53 PM PDT · by CT · 114 replies · 4,883+ views
    Power Line ^ | 9/5/04 | John H. Hinderaker
    Douglas Brinkley, author of the John Kerry biography Tour of Duty, was on Steve Malzberg's radio show today. He called on John Kerry to release his military records, saying: "Clearly some of these military records should be made available to the press." Brinkley also said that if the Navy investigation reveals deception in connection with Kerry's medals, it "could be" the "death knell" for Kerry's campaign. Professing uncertainty about what to make about the Swift Boat Vets' claims, Brinkley said: Right now it's unclear. So we have to just wait to see what all this adds up to. While the...