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  • Bush Insults BBC Political Editor at Press Conference

    08/02/2007 7:28:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 163 replies · 4,961+ views
    EDITOR & PUBLISHER» ^ | August 01, 2007 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK At a recent press conference at Camp David, President George Bush insulted BBC political editor Nick Robinson, the Daily Mirror reports. Robinson, who has asked Bush pointed questions in the past such as whetherthe president was “in denial” over the Iraq war, posed a question to Bush about whether he could trust visiting British Prime Minister Gordon Brown not to “cut and run” from Iraq. Bush replied with a dismissal: “Are you still hanging around?” Later on, Bush poked fun at the bare-pate of Robinson, joking, “You’d better cover up your bald head, it’s getting hot out.” The...
  • The Republicans Really Won (CBS News: Dem victory all part of Rove's greater accountability scheme)

    11/16/2006 9:14:22 AM PST · by presidio9 · 102 replies · 3,228+ views
    CBS News ^ | Nov. 15, 2006 | Lloyd Garver
    Democrats stop celebrating, and Republicans, don't despair. I know the Democrats won the recent election on paper, but in the long run the Republicans just might be the big winners of Election 2006. In fact, I think the Republicans set the whole thing up so the Democrats could fail over the next two years, which will bring about a big Republican presidential win in 2008. What other explanation is there? I mean, do you think that Karl Rove and the rest of the Republican brain trust suddenly got stupid? I don't think so. Iraq Iraq looks like a no-win situation....
  • It's Over for Bush

    11/10/2006 5:56:11 AM PST · by A. Pole · 71 replies · 2,369+ views
    The Nation ^ | November 9, 2006 | Editorial
    The year 2006 will long be remembered as the Great Retribution--or perhaps the Deliverance Election. George W. Bush's presidency is toast. [...] [one of the great gains made by the voters] is the collapse of the conservative order--the right-wing economic agenda that has reigned for a generation and produced so many great injuries to society and the general well-being. Republicans will argue among themselves about how to put Humpty Dumpty back together again, but the "market ideology" cannot be repaired. This year, unlike in previous elections, many Democrats ran on the economic issues vital to ordinary people--trade, declining wages, the...
  • Time to declare war on the media

    09/04/2006 5:00:09 AM PDT · by Laverne · 43 replies · 1,589+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 4 September 2006 | Craig R. Smith
    What threat would be sufficient for the country as a whole to finally come together and present a united front? Will it take another 9/11? We all remember the day the president stood on the pile of rumble once known as the World Trade Center and addressed the nation. We were ready to do whatever it took to punish the attackers and send a signal to the world that we would not sit back and allow anyone or any government to threaten our safety. So much has changed in five years. Of course, those five years have been chock full...
  • Snow to Keller

    06/26/2006 3:31:12 PM PDT · by Laverne · 26 replies · 1,171+ views
    The Corner ^ | 6/26/06 | John W. Snow, Secretary USDOT
    Mr. Bill Keller, Managing Editor The New York Times 229 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036 Dear Mr. Keller: The New York Times' decision to disclose the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program, a robust and classified effort to map terrorist networks through the use of financial data, was irresponsible and harmful to the security of Americans and freedom-loving people worldwide. In choosing to expose this program, despite repeated pleas from high-level officials on both sides of the aisle, including myself, the Times undermined a highly successful counter-terrorism program and alerted terrorists to the methods and sources used to track their...
  • Everest Pioneer Climber Blasts Group Who Left Dying Man

    05/24/2006 3:16:47 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 81 replies · 1,742+ views
    Everest Pioneer Climber Blasts Group Who Left Dying ManPioneering Everest Climber Sir Edmund Hillary Blasts Dozens of Climbers Who Left Dying British Man WELLINGTON, New Zealand May 24, 2006 (AP)— Mount Everest pioneer Sir Edmund Hillary said Wednesday he was shocked that dozens of climbers left a British mountaineer to die during their own attempts on the world's tallest peak. David Sharp, 34, died apparently of oxygen deficiency while descending from the summit during a solo climb last week. More than 40 climbers are thought to have seen him as he lay dying, and almost all continued to the...
  • Everest climber left to die alone

    05/23/2006 8:42:02 AM PDT · by Paddlefish · 555 replies · 13,169+ views
    Mark Inglis, an amputee who conquered Mount Everest on artificial legs last week, yesterday defended his party's decision to carry on to the summit despite coming across a dying climber. As his team climbed through the "death zone," the area above 26,000 feet where the body begins to shut down, they passed David Sharp, 34, a stricken British climber who later died. His body remained on the mountain. Mr. Inglis, 47, a New Zealander, said: "At 28,000 feet it's hard to stay alive yourself. He was in a very poor condition, near death. We talked about [what to do for...
  • Bush quietly reshaping the Fed (CNN Money fearful that all Fed appointees are Bush)

    03/03/2006 12:35:02 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 12 replies · 489+ views
    Clymer News Network, "business" division ^ | 3/3/06 | By Chris Isidore, senior writer
    NEW YORK ( - Few presidents have had the opportunity to shape the Federal Reserve the way President Bush has this year. Once Bush replaces Vice Chairman Roger Ferguson, the only Democrat on the Fed's board who resigned recently, four of the Fed's seven governors will have taken office in 2006, and all seven will be Bush appointees. Ben Bernanke became Fed chairman on Feb. 1, but he still has more seniority than two other Fed governors, with a third appointment due soon. That would make Bush only the third president to place all seven governors on the board, after...
  • Liberal radio fans lament loss ( Missoula MT. Air America )

    03/03/2006 2:25:45 AM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 71 replies · 1,672+ views ^ | 3 Mar, 2006 | ROBERT STRUCKMAN
    Liberal listeners of KKNS 105.9 FM reacted with outrage this week after Salt Lake City-based Simmons Media Group killed the station's progressive talk format. “I'm bummed. It sounds like censorship to me,” said Stanley North of Hamilton. About six weeks ago, Simmons Media took over the operation of three new Missoula stations previously run by Mount Sentinel Broadcasting, part of a Chicago-based media group known more for wheeling-and-dealing stations than running stations for the long term. The liberal talk featuring local news and Air America Radio made waves in Missoula when Mount Sentinel first began airing the format last summer....
  • Missoula’s Progressive Talk Radio Goes Off the Air

    02/28/2006 10:37:58 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 85 replies · 2,482+ views
    New West Politics ^ | Feb 28, 2006 | Dana Green
    Just last summer, a Missoula radio station launched the town’s first progressive talk radio program, throwing down the gauntlet to the conservative radio hosts already dominating the airwaves. Now operators of KNS, 105.9 on the dial, plan to drop the progressive talk radio format this week, citing weak advertising sales. Update: Air America went off the air Tuesday afternoon. The talk radio station featured local news and commentary, but the heart of the programming was Air America Radio, a national network featuring well known, left-leaning talk show hosts and comedians such as Al Franken, Rachel Maddow, and Janeane Garofalo. Dave...
  • '05 Proving To Be Worst Newspaper Year Since Recession

    10/31/2005 7:00:41 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 75 replies · 2,149+ views
    Media Daily News ^ | 10-31-05 | Ross Fadner
    IT'S OFFICIAL: 2005 WILL BE the newspaper industry's worst year since the last ad industry recession. And things aren't looking much better for next year either, according to a top Wall Street firm's report on newspaper publishing. "Sadly, 2005 is shaping up as the industry's worst year from a revenue growth perspective since the recession impacted 2001-2002 period," says the report from Goldman Sachs, adding a warning that meaningful growth in 2006 is "very unlikely."
  • PRES. BUSH SPEECH: Terry Moran - []Partisan jerk, []Unenlightened fool, or [] Major League A******

    06/28/2005 6:12:13 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 52 replies · 1,995+ views
    heard on Hugh Hewitt show | 6-28-05 | Doug from Upland
    As heard on the Hugh Hewitt show, ABC's Terry Moran, upon the conclusion of President Bush's speech at Ft. Bragg, actually made the comment that the crowd was very quiet and only applauded when prompted to do so my the President's advance team. A colonel then called Hugh's show. At a non-partisan event such as this, the soldiers would have certainly been told that proper decorum was not to cheer and interrupt the President. The death spiral of the mainstream media continues. Twenty years from now, your grandchildren will be asking, "Grandpa, what was ABC, CBS, and NBC?"
  • Officials Fight Air-Pollution Controls. ( 1700 jobs to go overseas. Thanks environuts )

    02/16/2005 10:15:17 AM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 1 replies · 384+ views
    ABC ^ | Feb 16, 2005 | MALIA RULON
    Robert Stec would like to help clean up the nation's dirty air, but at $1 million a plant to install air-pollution control technology, it would be cheaper for him to move his furniture manufacturing business overseas. "What good is fresh air if you have a lot of unemployed people breathing it?" asks Stec, president and CEO of Lexington Home Brands. The North Carolina furniture maker employs 1,700 workers at three plants, including one that's in a county with air pollution problems. "Domestic manufacturing is at a cost disadvantage anyway, so when you lay on all this extra environmental stuff …...
  • Congress makes room for more foreigners for high tech-jobs

    12/04/2004 5:13:56 AM PST · by Drango · 108 replies · 3,721+ views ^ | Nov. 22, 2004 | AP
    Posted on Mon, Nov. 22, 2004 Congress makes room for more foreigners for high tech-jobs WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is letting employers hire another 20,000 foreign high-tech workers under a special visa program after businesses reached the annual ceiling on the first day of the government's fiscal year. Businesses are limited to hiring no more than 65,000 workers annually through the H1-B visa program. They reached that figure in one day, Oct. 1, and immediately began complaining they would lose talented university graduates and potential employees to competitors overseas.In response, as part of the $388 billion spending bill passed...
  • Kerry surges and Wall Street shrugs (CNNFN Tries To Help Liberal Democrat Agenda)

    10/14/2004 5:17:49 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 22 replies · 1,053+ views
    Clymer News Network, Financial Division ^ | 10/14/04 | Yuval Rosenberg (writing for the Democrat National Committee)
    A strong showing in the three presidential debates has helped John Kerry climb in the polls, but has it given him a bounce on Wall Street too? While Wall Street would likely still prefer a Bush win, Kerry's improved standing has forced investors to contemplate having the Democratic candidate in the Oval Office. "The markets until recently have been oblivious to the possibility of a Kerry win," says Greg Valliere, chief strategist at Schwab Washington Research Group. That's not the case anymore—and the Street has apparently grown a bit more comfortable with Kerry.
  • NY Times graphic exposing the nefarious Swift Boat Vets. </sarcasm>

    08/20/2004 3:54:39 PM PDT · by dennisw · 122 replies · 3,790+ views
    nyt ^ | research geniuses at the NYT
    For a newspaper that has ignored the Swift Vets, New York Times, they sure put a lot of time and effort into that graphic in the last weeks. How long was it in the making while nary a peep about the Swifties was in the Times?  
  • Newsday's Breslin: Reagan Funeral 'Cheap, Utterly Distasteful'

    06/11/2004 9:33:11 AM PDT · by kattracks · 125 replies · 1,466+ views ^ | 6/11/04 | Carl Limbacher and the staff
    America's largest circulation suburban daily newspaper, Newsday, wins the prize for ugliest bit of Reagan-bashing on the day of the great man's funeral, publishing a bile-filled screed by columnist Jimmy Breslin that trashed the American icon as "a callous man" who "hated children." "I don't see how anybody can summon grief [over Reagan's death]," Breslin observed. "His whole weeklong funeral is cheap, utterly distasteful American publicity." The Reagan-bashing writer usually inhabits Newsday's editorial section. But in a remarkably bizarre editorial decision, Newsday decided to move up Breslin's hate-screed to page A8, in the midst of its news section, right behind...
  • Jayson Blair Publisher Sues Daily News

    03/27/2004 5:07:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 251+ views
    (1010 WINS) (NEW YORK) The publisher of a book by disgraced journalist Jayson Blair has sued the New York Daily News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for breaking an embargo on publication of excerpts from Blair's book detailing his rise and fall at The New York Times. The lawsuits filed by New Millenium Entertainment this week alleged multiple violations including copyright infringement, breach of contract and violation of the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The suits also named Daily News reporter Paul Colford and Journal-Constitution book reviewer Teresa Weaver. They claimed that the advance publication of excerpts from "Burning Down My...
  • Deposed NY Times editor admits pushing staff too hard

    03/24/2004 3:56:26 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 196+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-24-04 | SETH SUTEL, AP Business Writer
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly a year after losing his job as executive editor of The New York Times, Howell Raines is defending his efforts to shake up the newspaper's culture and criticizing the paper's review into its own practices, saying it represents "an institution in denial."</p>
  • Few buyers for books by disgraced journalists Jayson Blair and Stephen Glass

    03/18/2004 1:11:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 259+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-18-04 | HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- Jayson Blair and Stephen Glass, two young journalists notorious for fabricating stories, have something else in common: Both have written highly publicized books that few people are buying.</p> <p>Blair, a former New York Times reporter, received a six-figure advance for "Burning Down My Master's House." Published March 6, the book had an announced first printing of 250,000 and plenty of media coverage, including author interviews with Katie Couric on NBC and Larry King on CNN.</p>
  • Campaign Chm Gov Racicot Calls on Kerry to Repudiate Dean Statement! (Unbelieveable Even for Dean)

    03/17/2004 7:30:22 AM PST · by PhiKapMom · 61 replies · 248+ views
    Bush-Cheney '04 ^ | March 17, 2004 | Campaign Chairman Governor Marc Racicot
    March 17, 2004 Statement by Bush-Cheney ‘04 Campaign Chairman Governor Marc Racicot ARLINGTON, VA --“Yesterday on a conference call arranged by Sen. Kerry’s campaign, former Gov. Howard Dean blamed the deaths in Spain on President Bush and the War on Terror. The attacks were caused by a global terror network that not only struck Spain, but also killed in the United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Bali. If Senator Kerry understands the nature of this threat and the need to take on terror, then he should immediately repudiate these troubling comments, and stop all efforts on behalf of his surrogates...
  • 'Red Meat'Previews'Angry Campaign'Reporters (Inviting Democrats to Castigate Bush)

    01/21/2004 2:11:58 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 4 replies · 214+ views
    MRC Alert Special ^ | 4:40pm EST, Wednesday January 21, 2004 | BrentBaker,RichardNoyes
    Media Reality Check. "'Red Meat' Previews 'Angry Campaign'; Reporters Rebuke Tone and Substance of State of the Union While Inviting Democrats to Castigate BushBelow is the text of a Campaign 2004 Media Reality Check report, by the MRC's Rich Noyes, which was distributed by fax this afternoon. It combines some Tuesday night material, which appeared in today's CyberAlert, with fresh quotes from the Wednesday morning shows. The pull-out quote in the middle of the faxed page highlights Judy Woodruff's upset on CNN on Monday about how Bush's State of the Union address would distract attention from the Democrats. Monday's CyberAlert...

    12/14/2003 5:02:43 PM PST · by livesbygrace · 97 replies · 684+ views ^ | 12/14/03 | Andrew Sullivan
    Readers are invited to send in the most strained and mealy-mouthed statements from the devastated press and anti-war politicians and activists following the capture of Saddam. First up: Saddam's paid-up British anti-war activist, George Galloway: "This will not stop the Iraqi resistance. if anything, it may set the resistance free, if you like, from the cloud of Saddam Hussein, and transform it into a purely national resistance movement without the charge that it's being controlled from behind by the deposed president." Galloway must be worried sick about what Saddam might tell the coalition. So must Chirac. - 4:23:59 PM
  • Exclusive: Cheney and the ‘Raw’ Intelligence ('Rat Memo Envy generates non-story)

    12/08/2003 1:35:58 AM PST · by Stultis · 5 replies · 185+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 6 December 2003 | Mark Hosenball & Michael Isikoff
    [***snippage***] THE MEMO, obtained by NEWSWEEK, suggests that the INC last year was directly feeding intelligence reports about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and purported ties to terrorism to one of Cheney’s top foreign- policy aides. Cheney staffers later pushed INC info—including defectors’ claims about WMD and terror ties—to bolster the case that Saddam’s government posed a direct threat to America. [***snip***] a June 2002 memo written by INC lobbyist Entifadh Qunbar to a U.S. Senate committee lists John Hannah, a senior national-security aide on Cheney’s staff, as one of two “U.S. governmental recipients” for reports generated by an intelligence...
  • "A Sudden Rash of Negative Stories About Conservatives"

    10/04/2003 6:19:14 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 76 replies · 368+ views ^ | Saturday, October 04, 2003 | Jim Sparkman
    <p>Howard Kurtz, writing in the Washington Post notes the sudden appearance of multiple stories critical of various conservative symbols and causes.  Liberals love it, and conservatives claim conspiracy.  Whatever.   A Wall Street Journal columnist notes that it represents ''an outsized, mad hostility that even the assault on Clinton, which was poisonous, does not match,'' she said. ''A bottom level of partisan craziness and zealousness has infected the media.''</p> <p>The Los Angeles Times dropped an October surprise on Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday, running detailed interviews with six women who say the actor groped them during the last 30 years.</p>
  • FoxNewsChannel: Sources report that Rush Limbaugh had several suppliers

    10/02/2003 10:07:13 AM PDT · by Tree of Liberty · 773 replies · 1,564+ views
    Fox News Channel | October 2, 2003
    Fox News reporting that "sources" say Mr. Limbaugh had several suppliers. Made note of a couple who were arrested for selling prescription drugs not far from his house. Also found out that his former maid got paid in the six-figures for her story.
  • Bush lashes back at Kennedy's criticism about war in Iraq

    09/21/2003 4:45:31 PM PDT · by Brian S · 209 replies · 225+ views
    <p>President Bush on Sunday described as "uncivil" Sen. Edward Kennedy's critical remarks of the administration's policies in Iraq.</p> <p>Kennedy said last week the case for going to war against Iraq was a fraud "made up in Texas" to give Republicans a political boost. The longtime senator also alleged that the money for the war is being used to bribe foreign leaders to send troops.</p>
  • Democrats Spare the Friendly Fire (NY Times Editorial- Barf Alert)

    09/06/2003 11:01:31 AM PDT · by NYC Republican · 9 replies · 270+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/6/03 | NY Times Editorial
    Beyond making some amiably assorted stabs at speaking Spanish, the Democratic presidential candidates were united in their first major debate on at least one thing, resolutely targeting President Bush for his foundering postwar policy in Iraq. The clownish intramural sideshows that usually haunt the Democratic Party on the early primary circuit were missing in Albuquerque. But those Americans bothering to tune in on Thursday night were also offered an early look at how the Democrats disagree. While they competed to come up with the most dismissive description of Mr. Bush's foreign policy (Richard Gephardt may have won with "miserable failure"),...
  • “Bush=Hitler” (The politics of dangerous stupidity.)

    09/04/2003 4:04:20 PM PDT · by Servant of the Nine · 62 replies · 525+ views
    National Revue Online ^ | 4 September, 2003 | Jonah Goldberg
    Nazis murdered millions of unarmed people. They put them in ovens. They made soap out of them. They carted off children in boxcars to die and used some of the kids for medical experiments, including injecting dyes into their eyes to see if they could improve their looks. Lower on the list of charges, the Nazis enslaved millions and launched wars for territorial and egotistical gain (and sent many of the conquered populations to death camps as well). Lower still, they banned books and burned them too. They expropriated homes and businesses, banned religions, etc. An intelligent person wouldn't normally...

    08/29/2003 1:51:32 AM PDT · by kattracks · 57 replies · 774+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/29/03 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    <p>August 29, 2003 -- THE rise of an ardent, pas sionate, angry and en gaged left is the most im portant political story of 2003.</p> <p>The hottest book of the new publishing season is Al Franken's "Lies (and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them)." Joe Conason of the New York Observer has a fast-selling tome called "Big Lies." At the end of September comes "The Lies of George Bush" by David Corn of the Nation magazine, which will likely hit the bestseller list as well.</p>
  • Hoax cooked up by French leaves Bush's chef with egg on his face

    08/28/2003 10:01:53 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 40 replies · 316+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 08/29/03 | Philip Delves Broughton
    President George W Bush's personal chef has been humiliated by a team of French practical jokers who tempted him with a job offer to desert his employer and go to work for President Jacques Chirac.The stunt, which is threatening to spiral into a diplomatic incident, happened when Walter Scheib visited Paris in his capacity as president of the Chefs des Chefs d'Etat, a club for those who cook for the world's heads of state.On Wednesday evening he was due to attend a party at the Elysee Palace given by the French leader's wife, Bernadette. That afternoon a French television company...
  • U.S. Suspects It Received False Iraq Arms Tips

    08/28/2003 9:07:03 AM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 189 replies · 346+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 8-27-03 | Bob Drogin
    WASHINGTON — Frustrated at the failure to find Saddam Hussein's suspected stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, U.S. and allied intelligence agencies have launched a major effort to determine if they were victims of bogus Iraqi defectors who planted disinformation to mislead the West before the war. The goal, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official, "is to see if false information was put out there and got into legitimate channels and we were totally duped on it." He added, "We're reinterviewing all our sources of information on this. This is the entire intelligence community, not just the U.S."
  • Franken to be guest host on 'Crossfire'

    08/22/2003 3:05:48 PM PDT · by demlosers · 22 replies · 503+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 22 August 2003 | Caroline Wilbert
    CNN refuses to be left out of the media bonanza Fox New whipped up last week by suing liberal comedian Al Franken. Atlanta-based CNN is bringing Franken on as a guest host on "Crossfire" Monday and Tuesday. He'll take the liberal chair across from regular conservative commentator Tucker Carlson for the half-hour debate show. Fox last week filed a lawsuit against Franken and his publisher, the Penguin Group, to stop them from using Fox's trademarked slogan, "Fair and Balanced" in the title of Franken's new book. Related: • Are these guys fair and balanced? You decide The book, called "Lies...
  • Flood the Zone Fridays (Dean Trolls Trying to Abuse Bush Action Site -- FIGHT BACK!)

    08/20/2003 7:01:37 AM PDT · by Marcus Alonzo Hanna · 41 replies · 3,434+ views ^ | 8/19/2003 | Not Geniuses (no kidding!)
    Flood the Zone Fridays, brought to you by Karl Rove Posted by Ezra Klein George W. Bush has a new website up, and upon seeing it, you have to admit -- this is a campaign that "gets" the web. Their website consolidates many of the tools that the Democratic challengers and their supporters have been experimenting with, and they are well implemented. Particularly impressive is their Action Center, which has one the the coolest, most useful tools I've ever seen: If you scroll about halfway down the page, you'll see a field where you can input your zip code...
  • Clintons and other left-wing liars [what I KNOW about election 2000]

    08/20/2003 2:05:40 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 172 replies · 2,333+ views
    Precinct counts, voting machine data, AP election data, eye-witnesses....etc. | August 20, 2003 | Me
    As a Florida Republican, I listened to the press lie through the 2000 recounts, pause for an obscenely short time after 9-11, and pick up the refrain - the campaign of lies..."Gore won" "Bush is selected."Remember when the press "discovered" the old mildly-intoxicated-while-driving Bush "scandal" a week before the election? Coincidentally, earlier that same day, Janet Reno told the press that she would be opening an investigation into Al Gore's pulling the plug on a multi-year drug investigation (after the Houston detectives cried foul at the cover-up) because the #1 suspect made a BIG $$$ donation to Al's campaign. A mob...
  • Outage Fails to Generate Crime Spree (Actual Title! CNN)

    08/15/2003 9:26:23 AM PDT · by Guillermo · 40 replies · 366+ views
    CNN ^ | Aug 15 2003
    <p>In New York -- which has reported about 70,000 violent crimes a year since 1998 -- police reported four burglaries in the entire city overnight, and said they had made arrests in all four.</p> <p>Three deaths overall have been reported that were tied to the outage.</p>
  • Less Than Meets the Eye? U.S. Government Sting Operation Criticized as Setup

    08/13/2003 5:45:23 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 29 replies · 359+ views
    ABCNEWS ^ | 08/13/03 | Brian Ross
    Less Than Meets the Eye? U.S. Government Sting Operation Criticized as Setup By Brian Ross Aug. 13— Administration officials are leaving out key facts and exaggerating the significance of the alleged plot to smuggle a shoulder-launched missile into the United States, law enforcement officials told ABCNEWS. They say there's a lot less than meets the eye. The accused ringleader, British national Hemant Lakhani, appeared today in federal court in Newark, N.J., and was ordered held without bond on charges of attempting to provide material support and material resources to terrorists and acting as an arms broker without a license. Outside...
  • UC BERKELEY STUDY - What do Hitler, Mussolini, Reagan and Rush Limbaugh Have in common....

    07/22/2003 6:48:32 PM PDT · by Fred · 107 replies · 1,767+ views
    UCBerkely News ^ | 22 July 2003 | Kathleen Maclay
    Researchers help define what makes a political conservative By Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations | 22 July 2003 BERKELEY – Politically conservative agendas may range from supporting the Vietnam War to upholding traditional moral and religious values to opposing welfare. But are there consistent underlying motivations? Four researchers who culled through 50 years of research literature about the psychology of conservatism report that at the core of political conservatism is the resistance to change and a tolerance for inequality, and that some of the common psychological factors linked to political conservatism include: * Fear and aggression * Dogmatism and intolerance of...
  • Ari Fleischer on Letterman Blaims Media for 'Overblown' Uranium Story

    07/18/2003 4:18:36 PM PDT · by · 18 replies · 317+ views
    Fleischer: Media Driving 'Overblown' Uranium Story: In a July 17 appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman retiring Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer discussed the reaction of reporters like CBS's Roberts to the uranium controversy, and said of the disputed words, "This one issue, we didn't have solid enough information for it to be made into the president's speech. But if ever there was an issue that was dramatically, ridiculously exaggerated and overblown, it's this one." Letterman then wondered how long the stories would last: LETTERMAN: When something like this happens, a little eruption like this--and everybody [the...
  • Bob Graham's Latest Five Letter Word: Impeachment

    07/18/2003 1:37:25 PM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 18 replies · 414+ views
    The man can't even count past five, as was evidenced when Senator Bob Graham tried to count the letters in the word, 'deceit'. Now for his new five letter word: 'impeach'. Graham might not be smart enough to count the fingers of more than one hand, but he knows so much more about the articles of impeachment than we do. Oh, yes. He's brilliant. He was elected in Flori-duh, after all. But I have some questions for Mr. Graham: when will he call for the impeachment of his fellow senators who beg campaign fund raisers from someone whom the senate...

    07/17/2003 6:44:55 PM PDT · by DTA · 120 replies · 1,843+ views
    House of Representatives web site ^ | July 17 2003 | Congressman Curt Weldon
    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH -- (House of Representatives - July 16, 2003) ---    The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Gingrey). The gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Weldon) is recognized for 40 minutes.    Mr. WELDON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, enough is enough. I sat in my office last night and listened to Member after Member on the other side rail about President Bush and whether or not we could trust him in the Iraqi situation. I have listened to my colleagues tonight. Enough is enough. Mr. Speaker, this is just outrageous.    So what I have done is I have got a whole file here,...
  • Redefining McCarthyism; Coulter's bid to resell Joe as hero is a damnable lie

    07/13/2003 8:34:11 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 101 replies · 1,620+ views
    AZ Republic ^ | AZ Republic Editorial Staff
    <p>Revisionist history. That's the kindest description you can give columnist Ann Coulter's attempt to portray Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy as an American hero.</p> <p>But it's more accurate to call it a lie. A damnable one, at that.</p> <p>But there it is, in black and white. In her columns and in her new book, Treason.</p>

    07/09/2003 4:22:51 PM PDT · by ChadGore · 142 replies · 3,446+ views
    Ann Coulter ^ | 7/0903 | Ann Coulter
    WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOU'RE BEING CENSORED By Ann Coulter Earlier this year, the Screen Actors Guild (news - web sites) issued a statement lamenting that "those in the public eye should suffer professionally for having the courage to give voice to their views. Even a hint of the blacklist must never again be tolerated in this nation." Feeling the lash of a right-wing blacklist, the Dixie Chicks (news - web sites) recently played to an adoring, sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden. Ann Coulter   But earlier this week, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., denounced a radio corporation's decision...

    07/08/2003 11:04:58 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 95 replies · 669+ views ^ | July 8. 2003 | Murray Soupcoff (The Iconoclast)
    ICONOCLAST DAILY NOTEBOOK.... TAKE NO PRISONERS: THE ANTI-LEFTLIB CRUSADE OF ANN COULTER -- Please Ann, say it ain't so, about Joe!.... July 8 2003: Wow talk about hot! Ann Coulter is sizzling. She's got herself another best-seller on the NY Times best-seller list ("Treason"). She's got thousands of enthusiastic conservative young men panting with lust every time she pops up on Fox, CNN, MSNBC or Good Morning America to flail the leftist establishment, flaunting her long blonde locks, her ever-present plunging neckline and her very tart tongue. And she's got liberal pundits steaming, as she takes after hypocritical liberals, Hollywood...
  • How I Changed My Left Wing High School-Steve Miller

    07/08/2003 8:21:08 AM PDT · by GmbyMan · 47 replies · 727+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 07/07/2003 | Steve Miller
    How I Changed My Left-Wing High School By Steve Miller | July 8, 2003 I just graduated from Santa Monica High. My teachers compared this country to the worst regimes in world history while excusing the atrocities of its enemies. And the well-entrenched left-wing bias seemed to take its most extreme forms in the classes most responsible for teaching students about civic behavior: History and Government. SMHS history courses routinely omitted essential components of U.S. history—everything from the pioneers to the Second Amendment—but spent an inordinate amount of time condemning this nation's past. My own U.S. history teacher instructed...
  • A Conspiracy So Vast: Meet Ann Coulter, the Maureen Dowd of the conservatives

    07/06/2003 9:17:47 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 342 replies · 4,084+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 07/14/03 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
    <p>John G. Adams, a key figure in the proceedings that effectively ended Sen. Joseph McCarthy's career, passed quietly from the scene last week at age 91. Not surprisingly, his death made no news; it's been a while since those heady days when McCarthy launched his investigations of the Army, which had, he charged, been shielding countless Communist agents at Fort Monmouth and elsewhere. It fell to Adams, the Army's chief counsel, to deal with the charges, which he did to devastating effect in the Army-McCarthy hearings that held the nation in thrall in the 1950s.</p>
  • "We distort. You comply" - T-Shirts comparing Bill O'Reilly to Hitler (Blatant trademark violations)

    06/27/2003 10:46:06 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 59 replies · 8,884+ views
    Salon ^ | June 26, 2003 | Katharine Mieszkowski
    "We distort. You comply"Even in a down economy, there are some business models that still work -- selling T-shirts comparing Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly to Hitler, for example. - - - - - - - - - - - -By Katharine MieszkowskiJune 26, 2003  | Nothing boosts lefty T-shirt sales like an officious, bullying cease-and-desist letter from Fox News. in Austin, Texas, sells "Faux News Channel" T-shirts that mock the Fox logo with the slogan "We distort. You comply." The company is an equal-opportunity network mocker -- it also sells "Pentagon News Network" T-shirts parodying the CNN logo....
  • The little web site that has Fox News fuming

    07/07/2003 11:31:40 AM PDT · by mhking · 106 replies · 434+ views
    Media Life ^ | 7.1.03 | Jim Jazwiecki
    The little web site that has Fox News fumingLegal threat over spoof T-shirts rouses $ support By Jim Jazwiecki    As a TV news operation, Fox News Channel prides itself on the give and take it offers viewers. But that can't be said for its legal department when the cable news network is the subject of some of the jabbing its on-air talents relish in. Recently, the people behind, an Austin, Tex.-based activist web site, received a letter from Fox lawyers insisting that the site stop selling T-shirts making fun of the News Corp.-owned channel. One shirt reads “Faux News:...
  • The Anti-Americans Do foreigners really hate us--or is it just pollsters?

    07/07/2003 12:39:47 AM PDT · by faithincowboys · 8 replies · 257+ views
    The Wall Street Jouranl- The Opinion Journal | July 3, 2003 | Fouad Ajami
    BY FOUAD AJAMI July 3, 2003 12:01 a.m. EDT America is unloved in the alleyways of Nablus and Karachi, and in the cafes of Paris: The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press came forth last month with news of anti-Americanism in foreign lands. Its Global Attitudes Project, directed by the pollster Andrew Kohut, and chaired and advised by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, told us that the "bottom has fallen out" of support for America in the Muslim world, that the rift has widened between Americans and Europeans. From 20 countries, pollsters returned with what they...
  • Has she no shame? [Conason on Coulter--Some Men Just Can't Handle Blondes]

    07/05/2003 10:44:31 AM PDT · by publius1 · 353 replies · 931+ views
    Salon ^ | July 4, 2003 | Joe Conason
    July 4, 2003 | "Slander" is defined in Bouvier's Law Dictionary as "a false defamation (expressed in spoken words, signs, or gestures) which injures the character or reputation of the person defamed." The venerable American legal lexicon goes on to note that such defamatory words are sometimes "actionable in themselves, without proof of special damages," particularly when they impute "guilt of some offence for which the party, if guilty, might be indicted and punished by the criminal courts; as to call a person a 'traitor.'" So how appropriate it is that in the rapidly growing Ann Coulter bibliography, last year's...