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  • Barack Obama, pathetic at three levels

    05/14/2015 5:06:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    PowerLine ^ | May 13, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    Yesterday, as John noted, President Obama took a swing at Fox News during a conference on poverty. Obama said: Sadly, I think there’s been an effort to either make folks mad at folks at the top or to make folks mad at folks at the bottom. And I think the effort to suggest that the poor are sponges, leeches, who don’t want to work, lazy, undeserving, got traction. And look, it’s still being propagated. I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant menu, they will [present] folks who make me...
  • Hillary Clinton Wrong On Family’s Immigration History, Records Show

    04/15/2015 6:53:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | April 15, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Speaking in Iowa Wednesday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that all her grandparents had immigrated to the United States, a story that conflicts with public census and other records related to her maternal and paternal grandparents. The story of her grandmother specifically immigrating is one Clinton has told before. Clinton’s sole foreign-born grandparent, Hugh Rodham Sr., immigrated as a child. “Her grandparents always spoke about the immigrant experience and, as a result she has always thought of them as immigrants,” a Clinton spokesman told BuzzFeed News. “As has been correctly pointed out, while her grandfather was an immigrant,...
  • Did Andrea Mitchell Just Laugh at Obama's Credibility?

    10/02/2014 6:12:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Not saying President Obama should be jittery about Andrea Mitchell jumping the White House fence anytime soon. Even so, the prez would have reason to be concerned if such a generally staunch ally as Andrea openly laughed at his lack of credibility. View the video and judge for yourself. On today's Morning Joe, Republican Rep. Matt Salmon predicted that President Obama would send ground troops into Syria sometime after the November elections. Andrea asked "despite the president's promises?" To which Salmon replied "he also promised if you like your insurance you can keep it. Come on." Much mirth and hilarity...
  • Russian Hackers Said To Haul In Over a Billion Stolen Emails, Passwords

    08/06/2014 3:23:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/6/14
    A group of Russian hackers has reportedly amassed what may be the largest collection of stolen Internet credentials ever: 1.2 billion user names and passwords, plus 500 million email addresses. Hold Security, a Wisconsin-based information security company that uncovered the stash...
  • The Corruption of Peer Review Is Harming Scientific Credibility

    07/26/2014 12:31:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/14/2014 | Hank Campbell
    Academic publishing was rocked by the news on July 8 that a company called Sage Publications is retracting 60 papers from its Journal of Vibration and Control, about the science of acoustics. The company said a researcher in Taiwan and others had exploited peer review so that certain papers were sure to get a positive review for placement in the journal. In one case, a paper's author gave glowing reviews to his own work using phony names. Acoustics is an important field. But in biomedicine faulty research and a dubious peer-review process can have life-or-death consequences. In June, Dr. Francis...
  • Warning: Ignore claims that 3.9 million people signed up for Medicaid because of Obamacare

    01/17/2014 1:00:50 PM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2014 | Glenn Kessler
    Look closely at this tweet by the @BarackObama account, maintained by the pro-Obama group Organizing for America. The 6 million figure comes from combining a figure of 2.1 million for people selecting a plan via state and federal exchanges, through December, and 3.9 million for Medicaid, through November. Thus the claim that “6 million Americans have already signed up for coverage thanks to health reform.” There is much less to the Medicaid figure than meets the eye. (The exchange figure has been updated recently, to 2.2 million, but not the Medicaid figure.) Indeed, there has been vast confusion about what...
  • Cold Weather Feeds Global Warming Hysteria

    01/12/2014 9:20:46 AM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    Recent cold weather that has hit large swaths of the country with arctic temperatures has got the proponents of man made global warming scrambling for a plausible narrative. President Obama warned Americans “whose pipes are frozen, whose cars won’t start, and whose faces get frost bitten on a five minute trip outside in sub-zero temperatures should not be fooled by your own experiences of extreme cold weather over the past week into disbelieving what I’ve been telling you about the dangers of global warming. Every scientist I’ve been listening to assures me that the threat of global warming is dire...
  • Obama health care woes become credibility fight

    11/18/2013 1:29:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2013 4:17 AM EST | Julie Pace
    Throughout President Barack Obama’s first four years in office, he prided himself on his ability to bounce back when much of Washington thought his presidency was in peril. But the political challenge posed by Obama’s disastrous health care rollout is far greater than those he overcame during the nasty debt ceiling fight with Republicans, his stumbling campaign debate in 2012 or even the painful recession. This time, the president is fighting to regain trust and credibility with the American people. Those are the same qualities that helped keep him afloat during those earlier battles. … As bad as things are...
  • Obama: World's credibility at stake over Syria (not mine)

    09/05/2013 3:35:34 AM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 28 replies
    Global Post ^ | 9/4/13 | Agence France-Presse
    "I didn't set a red line. The world set a red line," Obama said in Stockholm, referring to international rules banning the use of chemical weapons, even in case of war. "My credibility is not on the line. The international community's credibility is on the line and America and Congress's credibility is on the line because we give lip service to the notion that these international norms are important."
  • Obama's Smart Diplomacy: Keystone Kops, Emily Litella and Kabuki

    09/04/2013 8:06:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2013 | Austin Bay
    Expanded intervention in Syria's civil war? The promised "red line" punitive strike? An equivocal pause for congressional rumination? Ambiguous postponement? Or... a "Saturday Night Live" Emily Litella "never mind" skit on the world stage -- farcical incompetence an obscene response to obscene tragedy? The five preceding sentence fragments framed as questions sketch five potential near-term futures, each either created by or now operationally constrained by President Barack Obama's Aug. 20, 2012 "red line" declaration. They are not mutually exclusive. In fact, they could all occur. Near-simultaneity would be difficult, but given this past week's combination of Keystone Kops and kabuki,...
  • Gallup: Americans' Confidence in Newspapers Continues to Erode

    06/17/2013 1:00:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Gallup ^ | 06/17/2013 | Elizabeth Mendes
    Americans' confidence in newspapers fell slightly to 23% this year, from 25% in 2012 and 28% in 2011. The percentage of Americans saying they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in newspapers has been generally trending downward since 1979, when it reached a high of 51%. Newspapers rank near the bottom on a list of 16 societal institutions Gallup measured in a June 1-4 survey. Television news is tied with newspapers on the list, with 23% of Americans also expressing confidence in it. That is up slightly from the all-time low of 21% found last year....
  • New York Times: The Obama Administration 'Has Now Lost All Credibility'

    06/06/2013 2:58:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/6/13 | Brett Logiurato
    The New York Times editorial board ripped the Obama administration in a scathing editorial Thursday afternoon, writing that it has “now lost all credibility” after revelations that the administration has been collecting the phone records of millions of Verizon customers. It came as something of a surprise, considering the board’s normally friendly view toward the administration. But in the editorial, the Times’ board criticised the Obama administration in much of the same way it scrutinized the Bush administration. It wrote that the Obama administration’s justification for the program —
  • Professor Says President Misrepresenting His Study

    10/15/2012 10:20:13 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    All along the campaign trail President Obama has been asserting that Governor Romney’s tax plan would boost levies on middle income earners. He has been citing a study by Harvard economist Martin Feldstein and Princeton economist Harvey Rosen that he claims validates his case. The problem is, Professor Rosen has said the President is misconstruing his work. “The main conclusion of my study is that under plausible assumptions, a proposal along the lines suggested by Governor Romney can both be revenue neutral and that an increase in the tax burden on lower and middle income individuals is not required in...
  • NFL losing credibility with each blown call by replacement refs

    09/25/2012 12:43:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | Bill Plaschke
    Monday's debacle only crystallizes what was already clear: NFL's substitute officials are a joke, and it's time for Commissioner Roger Goodell to end lockout.Hail Mary. Holy hell. On the final play of the final game of one of the most shameful weekends in NFL history, a last-gasp pass from the Seattle Seahawks fell from the sky into the arms of the Green Bay Packers on Monday night. Touchdown, Seattle. Chaos, NFL. Three weeks of gross incompetence by unqualified replacement officials crystallized in two moments Monday night that pushed the league's integrity to the brink. In one moment, Packers safety M.D....
  • On CNN News Analysis Show, Host Gives 15 Seconds to 'Stunning' Distrust of Media

    09/24/2012 10:06:02 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 17 replies
    On his CNN program Reliable Sources, the one that allegedly analyzes the news business and its performance, Howard Kurtz spent 15 seconds on what he called a "stunning verdict" on the American people's distrust of the "objective" press. "I want to put up a chart," Kurtz announced on his way to a commercial break. "New Gallup poll showing distrust in the media. Look at that line, 46 percent back in 1997 had little or no confidence in the mass media. It's now up to 60 percent. It's a stunning verdict against our news business." That's it? Kurtz wanted to move...
  • AURORA SHOOTING - drive by journalist with phony story identified as Brian Elliot Ross, 64

    07/20/2012 8:09:53 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    abc ^ | 7-20-12 | DFU
    The drive by journalist who attempted to connect a member of the Tea Party to the Aurora shooting tragedy has been positively identified as Brian Elliot Ross. Ross is 63, approximately 5'11" tall, and about 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a business suit on left wing ABC network news. HERE IS ROSS ON YOUTUBE WITH ANOTHER FAKE JOURNALIST AND FORMER CLINTON HACKAurora Theater Shootings False Report On July 20, 2012, gunman James Holmes, 24, entered a theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight showing of the new movie The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 people and injuring another...
  • Obama Sign Language

    04/17/2012 5:47:48 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-17-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Created for OMG! for America. Original photo is from the White House blog. They really need to do a better job with their selecting.
  • NC Dem official sexually harrassed staffer; Party fears credibility ‘doomed’

    04/13/2012 12:09:34 PM PDT · by hope · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/13/12 | Matthew Boyle
    A former North Carolina Democratic Party staffer was sexually harassed by a party official, made a financial settlement with the party and signed a non-disclosure agreement to keep the incident quiet. “If this hits the media, the Democratic Party, our candidates, and our credibility are doomed in this election,” reads one email exchange between state Democratic leaders. An email chain between those Democratic leaders, obtained by The Daily Caller, indicates the executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, Jay Parmley, and the alleged sexual harassment victim both signed non-disclosure agreements. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/13/nc-dem-official-sexually-harrassed-staffer-party-fears-credibility-doomed/#ixzz1rwtJpJrP
  • Planet Kolob to Mormons: It’s not our weird beliefs, it’s our credibility

    12/13/2011 8:11:29 AM PST · by Colofornian · 95 replies
    Mormon Matters.org ^ | Jan. 10, 2008 | John Hamer
    We know there’s a problem. Here’s how the bulk of us as Mormons see the problem: SYMPTOMS: Americans have an anti-Mormon bias which manifests itself on the right with Evangelicals who call Mormonism “non-Christian” (and who cost Mitt Romney the Iowa Republican Caucus) and on the left with secularists and atheists decrying Mormonism’s foundational stories as an obvious “fraud.” DIAGNOSIS: Mormons are “persecuted” by non-Mormons for their “weird” beliefs. RECOMMENDED TREATMENT: De-emphasize (or eliminate) weird beliefs. Explain Mormonism using highly-nuanced language, which we (as Mormons) believe will satisfy non-Mormon ears (“milk before meat”). We keep going back to the doctor...
  • Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on the Supercommittee

    11/26/2011 7:19:26 AM PST · by shield · 36 replies
    Rick Perry for President ^ | 21st November, 2011 | Governor Rick Perry
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement on the failure of the supercommittee: “Ultimately, responsibility for this failure lays at President Obama’s feet. The whole reason a supercommittee was created was because the President wasn’t willing to lead, wasn’t willing to even put on paper his plans for cutting spending. It’s amazing to what lengths he will go to avoid making tough decisions. And who pays the price for Washington’s failure? The American people and our military personnel, who will now be subjected to a half trillion dollars in national defense cuts? “The President and Congress should work...
  • Japan Reportedly Refused Obama Apology for WW II

    10/17/2011 1:00:34 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 26 replies
    Leaked confidential cables reveal that the Government of Japan declined to accept an offer of an apology for World War II from President Obama. The grounds for rejecting the offered were reportedly twofold. On the one hand, there was the question of credibility. Obama was seen as “a person who has given so many inappropriate apologies to unworthy recipients that the value of an apology from him on this issue is dubious.” On the other hand, there was befuddlement. “We started the war. Its unsuccessful outcome was the fruit of our own inability to carry it through to a victorious...
  • Strauss-Kahn 'rape victim' accused of being a prostitute...

    07/02/2011 10:16:31 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:38 PM on 2nd July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The hotel maid who claims former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn raped her has been accused of working as a prostitute. Allegations have emerged that the 32-year-old cleaner was was taking extra money from male guests at the hotel for sex. 'There is information... of her getting extraordinary tips, if you know what I mean. And it's not for bringing extra f**king towels,' a source close to the defence investigation told the New York Post. The woman also had 'a lot of her expenses – hair braiding, salon expenses – paid for by men not related to her,' the source added....
  • Is Strauss-Khan sex assault case about to collapse?

    06/30/2011 9:27:10 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:02 AM on 1st July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The sexual assault case against ex IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Khan is close to collapse, it was tonight revealed. The New York hotel maid who accused Strauss-Khan of raping her in his $3,000-a-night suite, lied to investigators, law enforcement sources told the New York Times. Despite a wealth of forensic evidence against the 62-year-old, prosecutors have dismissed a lot of what the maid said about the alleged encounter, according to the newspaper.
  • A Credibility Deficit. Tax cuts DO NOT generally increase revenue.

    04/25/2011 7:14:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/25/2011 | Kevin Williamson
    Among sentences I do not like to write: Andrew Leonard is mostly right about this one. Tax cuts do not generally increase revenue, and Republicans should stop saying otherwise. But he’s not quite right to treat all these statements as equivalent: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here’s Rep. Joe Walsh, (R-Ill.) the self-styled “conservative Tea Party activist” who upset Democrat Melissa Bean in the 2010 midterms, on ABC’s “This Week.” “In the ’80s, federal revenues went up,” said Walsh. “We didn’t cut spending. Revenues went up in the ’80s. Every time we’ve cut taxes, revenues have gone up. The economy has grown.” Walsh may...
  • Clownitano & TSA’s credibility problem

    11/15/2010 10:02:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 11/15/10 | Michelle Malkin
    Readers know I’ve been one of DHS Secretary Janet Clownitano’s most vocal critics — dating back to 2006, when she supported a disgraceful 9/11 memorial in Arizona poisoned by left-wing radicalism, through 2008, when the shamnesty wolf in enforcement clothing was tapped by Obama to head DHS, and, of course, over the past two years as she demonized conservative activists, botched 9/11 history, and turned homeland security into a bigger joke that it already has been. J-Nap is now the focus of a massive national backlash over the new, invasive TSA screening procedures. She takes to the pages of USA...
  • Amy you ignorant partisan slut

    08/23/2010 8:19:32 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 27 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 8/23/10 | alaphiah
    Yes, I realize that the above parity of SNL’s Dan Aykroyd’s and Jane Curtain’s infamous attempted at comedic verbal pratfall is not newsworthy but I am making a point. The point is Amy Sullivan cannot expect to be taken seriously if she does the same thing with her Times.com article entitled, “Are One-Quarter of Americans Freakin' Morons?” Personal insults aside Ms. Sullivan entire thesis is if 1 out of 4 Americans say they do not believe President Barry Hussein Soetoro’s confession of Christian faith that makes one-fourth of the U.S. population morons because they are choosing to ignore facts, evidence,...
  • The Trouble with Wikipedia: A Cautionary Tale

    07/01/2010 9:57:41 AM PDT · by AJKauf
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 1 | John Rosenthal
    In February, Pajamas Media published an article on German government subsidies of English-language cinema. Why is an American translator from Berlin not allowing the information to appear on Wikipedia?...
  • Oil spill is taking a toll on BP's and government's credibility

    05/29/2010 8:44:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 579+ views
    McClatchy on Yahoo ^ | 5/29/10 | Erika Bolstad
    WASHINGTON — A litany of half-truths, withholding crucial video, blocking media access to the site and a failure to share timely and complete information about efforts to contain the largest oil spill in U.S. history have created the widespread impression that BP is suppressing the facts about the April 20 oilrig blowout in the Gulf of Mexico , if not misleading the public and the government. The government has been little better, for weeks blindly accepting BP's estimates of the size of the spill, all but powerless to force the company to curb its use of toxic chemical dispersants and...
  • THE FUTURE OF FOX NEWS

    03/17/2010 8:29:57 PM PDT · by reprobate · 64 replies · 2,074+ views
    Urgent Agenda ^ | 3-17-10 | William Katz
    THE FUTURE OF FOX NEWS – AT 10:15 P.M. ET: Those on our side have come to depend on Fox News as one of the few outlets where our views get a fair hearing. But will that always be the case? There have been some disturbing signs in recent days. Fox, of course, is under the control of Rupert Murdoch, pro-American stalwart and something of a media genius. But Murdoch is aging, and it's widely reported that his son, James, who's becoming increasingly powerful in the parent News Corporation, which owns Fox, has views rather different from those of his...
  • Nancy Pelosi and the CIA: Who's Lying Now?

    03/10/2010 3:32:10 AM PST · by Scanian · 8 replies · 541+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 10, 2010 | Jane Jamison
    Along with her difficulties ramming health care down our throats, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has an ugly, slightly "cobwebbed" credibility issue that is about to get dusted off and given full, sunlit exposure due to new documents being pried loose by court order. Pelosi's "credibility" is under scrutiny due to her unusually harsh criticism of the Central Intelligence Agency last year. When liberals began flapping indignantly a few years ago over "enhanced interrogation techniques" such as waterboarding, which were used on detained terrorists after 9/11, the CIA defended itself in 2009, saying that certain members of Congress had been...
  • Video: CNN: Independents Tired of "Hope"/Health Care Talk

    01/28/2010 2:47:05 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 4 replies · 493+ views
    The American Spectator Blog ^ | January 28, 2010 | Philip Klein
    Last night, CNN did a focus group during the State of the Union Address, and it provided further evidence of the skepticism toward President Obama among independents. As always with focus groups, this needs to be taken with a grain of salt. But a few things worth noting in the video below. First, whenever Obama mentioned "hope," independents reacted negatively, and during the health care portion of the speech, while the reaction meter for Democrats turned up, the reaction among independents dropped like a rock.
  • Liberal Media: Protecting Roxana Saberi

    10/30/2009 9:19:43 AM PDT · by indjourno · 10 replies · 708+ views
    Now Public, Live Citizen, ^ | October | Amanda Mueller
    In fact, before she returned to Fargo, she was in contact with Washington attorney and literary agent Robert Barnett. On May 27, 2009, when Saberi met with Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, Barnett was seated in the office of that meeting. Barnet represented both of the Clintons in their respective book deals. He is also a friend of Hilary Clinton, being one of the first to tell her that the reports of Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky could be true and helping her prepare for her 2000 New York Senate race. On June 22, 2009 it was reported that...
  • CARB can't ignore credibility problems (bogus data, bogus agenda)

    10/22/2009 10:10:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 530+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/22/09 | Lois Henry
    Credibility is power. When you have it, it's like a rock in your fist. But despite its power, it can be as fragile as an eggshell -- handle it with care or it'll shatter into a gooey mess. That's what I believe the California Air Resources Board members have on their hands as they bull forward with the diesel emissions rules they passed last December based on a health report written by CARB researcher Hien Tran. Tran lied about having a Ph.D in statistics from Davis. He was outted to both CARB staffers and at least one board member prior...
  • Poll: News media's credibility plunges to new low

    09/14/2009 12:50:07 AM PDT · by Saije · 31 replies · 1,497+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/14/2009 | Michael Liedtke
    The news media's credibility is sagging along with its revenue. Nearly two-thirds of Americans think the news stories they read, hear and watch are frequently inaccurate, according to a poll released Sunday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. That marks the highest level of skepticism recorded since 1985, when this study of public perceptions of the media was first done. The poll didn't distinguish between Internet bloggers and reporters employed by newspapers and broadcasters, leaving the definition of "news media" up to each individual who was questioned. The survey polled 1,506 adults on the phone...
  • Credibility Gap

    07/16/2009 9:22:03 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 3 replies · 320+ views
    National Review ^ | 7/16/2009 | Jim Geraghty
    With three days of hearings under our belts, we can strongly suspect that several Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee will not vote to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. We can also strongly suspect that all 60 Senate Democrats will vote to confirm; the opaqueness of her answers on abortion and gun control probably provided sufficient cover for the relatively conservative Democratic senators Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Mark Pryor of Arkansas. So if there are any “swing votes” remaining in the Senate, they are among the 33 Republicans who aren’t on the judiciary panel. There are...
  • [from 2008] Walter Cronkite, Vietnam, and the Decline of Media Credibility

    06/19/2009 7:14:12 AM PDT · by ETL · 41 replies · 1,895+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2008 | Lee Cary
    Walter Cronkite’s remarks at the end of his February 27, 1968 evening news broadcast, four decades ago today, were a watershed in the history of the MSM’s credibility.   Unless you’re at least 55 years old, you probably don’t remember that CBS broadcast 40 years ago.  The most trusted man in America had recently returned from Vietnam where he hosted a documentary on the VC/NVA TET (New Year) offensive that began January 31, 1968.  Back in NYC, he closed his program that night by introducing “an analysis that must be speculative, personal, [and] subjective.”  Among his comments were these: Who won...
  • Irish student's Wikipedia hoax dupes newspapers (Journalists do no investigative reporting)

    05/08/2009 1:34:15 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 52 replies · 3,279+ views
    AFP ^ | 05/06/09 | Yahoo News
    "Shane Fitzgerald, 22, a final-year student studying sociology and economics at University College Dublin, told the newspaper he placed the quote on the website as an experiment when doing research on globalisation. He quoted Oscar-winning composer Jarre as saying, "One could say my life itself has been one long soundtrack. Music was my life, music brought me to life, and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. "When I die there will be a final waltz playing in my head, that only I can hear." The quote was posted on Wikipedia shortly after Jarre's...
  • Hoax NY Times newspaper declares end of Iraq war (Over 1 million distributed)

    11/12/2008 11:10:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 2,145+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 12, 2008 | Michelle Nichols
    A group of pranksters handed out more than 1.2 million fake New York Times newspapers mainly in New York City and Los Angeles on Wednesday with a front page story declaring "Iraq War Ends." The elaborate 14-page edition, dated July 4, 2009, is said to be the work of a group called the Yes Men, whose previous hoaxes include masquerading as World Trade Organization officials announcing they were disbanding the body. "It is fake and we are looking into it," said New York Times spokeswoman Catherine Mathis. A statement sent from a Web site set up for the fake edition,...
  • Barack Obama's victory shows media can't be trusted

    11/10/2008 8:41:24 AM PST · by madison10 · 14 replies · 153+ views
    The Flint Journal ^ | November 10, 2008 | John Tomlinson
    ....Giving Obama a pass on his tissue-thin record, his long association with dangerous people and questionable activity, such as his dealings with fundraiser Antoin Rezko and the huge foreign money he took, shows the media cannot be trusted. Their earnings will plunge. And if Americans discover that they've been sucker-punched, because Obama's inexperience causes economic and political chaos, they'll be on Obama like a virus and will be astonishingly vicious. Live by the sword ...
  • The fatal banker’s fall

    10/02/2008 3:11:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 724+ views
    FT ^ | 10/01/08 | John Gapper
    The fatal banker’s fall By John Gapper Published: October 1 2008 18:45 | Last updated: October 1 2008 18:45 Bankers have never been popular, but Washington’s rejection of the $700bn bail-out for banks on Monday recalled the odium that attached to them in the Great Depression. Americans rightly wonder why their taxes should be used to rescue bankers from their folly. In the 1930s, bankers were called “banksters” – to rhyme with “gangsters” – as a result of 1920s swindles such as the sale to small investors of Peruvian bonds that became worthless. It is odd, as well as infuriating,...
  • Mark Penn, Clinton strategist, warns Obama -- and the media

    09/13/2008 5:55:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies · 170+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/13/2008 | Andrew Malcom
    A veteran Democratic political strategist has some advice for what appears to many to be a Barack Obama campaign rattled by the explosive entrance into the campaign of John McCain's vice presFormer Hillary Clinton presidential campaign strategist Mark Pennident pick, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Mark Penn, the high-priced strategist who did such a good early job of launching Hillary Clinton's Democratic presidential campaign to doom at the hands of Obama, tells CBS.com he's worried that the Windy City gang will repeat the mistakes of the last two losing Democratic presidential campaigns by returning to the base after their convention instead...
  • Wiki P Feverishly Rewrites ‘Bush Doctrine’

    09/12/2008 12:50:58 PM PDT · by mathprof · 8 replies · 202+ views
    From the always objective Wikipedia: (Click images to enlarge) Mind you, this is just page one of the revisions. The rewrites just since September 12th go on for pages.So there is an advantage to being computer savvy after all.
  • A Word Here, A Word There (Fed's inexorable march to irrelevance)

    08/06/2008 5:09:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 138+ views
    Financial Sense ^ | 08/05/08 | FRANK BARBERA
    A Word Here, A Word There BY FRANK BARBERA, CMT What a ridiculous sham. Every few weeks the financial community ‘heart beat’ stops for a few seconds to find out what pronouncements will be handed down from the mount at the latest Federal Reserve meeting. Every few weeks, the parsing begins dissecting each word to see if anything has been omitted, or added, or changed from the prior meeting's text. Immediately, all kinds of wild trading ensues, in some cases, even before any sane person has had a chance to read and digest the intended meaning of the words. It...
  • Video. Obama: I Will Have Credibility With Muslim World

    06/12/2008 1:49:44 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 13 replies · 98+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | June 12, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    He says he will have credibility in the Muslim World because he lived there. Isn't it legitimate to question his predispositions, sympathies, and biases toward particular groups based on his "experience?" Are we just supposed to accept the positive experiences he says he gained without some of the corollaries that go with them? More . . .
  • Rasmussen: No One Trusts the Media’s Election Coverage Anymore

    06/08/2008 6:30:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 105+ views
    hotair.com ^ | June 8, 2008 | Allahpundit
    Do note: The question wasn’t whether the end product is biased (say, unconsciously), it was whether the media’s even trying to be objective. Answering no: 68% overall, including 56% of Democrats and 50% of liberals. Our nutroots betters assure us that the press is thoroughly right-wing, so it must be McCain whom people believe is getting a free ride, yes? Not so much: Voters have little doubt as to who is benefitting from the media coverage this year—Barack Obama. Fifty-four percent (54%) say Obama has gotten the best coverage so far. Twenty-two percent (22%) say McCain has received the most...
  • CNN Defends Loading Republican Presidential Debate with Democrat Questioners

    12/01/2007 7:47:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 384+ views
    The Arizona Conservative ^ | December 1, 2007 | John Semmens
    If you thought there was something odd about CNN's YouTube Republican presidential debate you are correct. As it turns out, at least nine of the “undecided Republican voters” have subsequently been identified as Democrats who have taken stands in support of one or another of the current Democratic presidential candidates. CNN President Jonathan Klein was quick to defend loading the questions in this fashion. “Who better to show the unsuitability of these Republican candidates than knowledgeable Democrats?” Klein asked. “The American people deserve to see these poseurs exposed to critical scrutiny. Our only disappointment is that the revelation of the...
  • U.S. to Strike N. Korea Off Terror List Under 'Secret Deal' (S. Korean Press)

    11/13/2007 3:36:04 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 63 replies · 176+ views
    Chosun Ilbo Conservative Daily Newspaper in South Korea (English) ^ | 12 November 2007 | Chosun Ilbo Conservative Daily Newspaper, Seoul, Korea
    U.S. to Strike N.Korea Off Terror List Under 'Secret Deal' The U.S. in a closed-doors deal on Oct. 3 agreed to strike North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism and suspend the Trading with the Enemy Act by year's end provided North Korea disables its nuclear facilities by then, a senior South Korean official says. The official told Korean reporters in Washington last week the Oct. 3 deal “includes a list of facilities North Korea agreed to disable. It also includes what the other five nations agreed to do, including the issues of striking North Korea from...
  • Republican distrust of media deepens

    10/10/2007 5:09:58 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 35 replies · 1,022+ views
    MediaLifeMagazine ^ | 10/10/07 | Diego Vasquez
    Media people have watched closely for indications why viewership for the evening news is dropping and readers are turning away from newspapers toward the web. Perhaps they should be looking at attitudes toward the newsgatherers themselves. Americans are increasingly distrustful of the national mass media, and that’s often divided along political party lines, according to a new Gallup poll. Only 9 percent of Americans say they have a great deal of trust in mass media, and just 38 percent say they have a fair amount of trust. While that’s roughly the same as polls in 2005 and 2004, it is...
  • Former ABC consultant accused of faking credentials, interviews

    09/15/2007 12:38:28 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 9 replies · 390+ views
    AP ^ | 9-14-07 | Staff
     PARIS (AP) — The French Defence Ministry on Friday debunked the credentials of a former ABC News consultant who claimed to have worked as an adviser to the ministry, saying the man was just an intern for five months. Alexis Debat, who was fired by the TV network last year, quit a Washington think tank on Wednesday after being accused of faking an interview with Barack Obama. Previously, he had been identified in stories by a range of media, including The Associated Press, as a former French Defence Ministry official or analyst. The National Interest, an online publication he wrote...
  • Romney Faces A Credibility Gap

    08/17/2007 6:01:28 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 468 replies · 3,488+ views
    CBS Washington Whispers ^ | Aug 13, 2007 | Bonnie Erbe
    (US News) Watching Iowa straw poll winner and would-be Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney squirm on Fox News Sunday was a bit discomfiting as the former Massachusetts governor tried to explain away his now infamous 180-degree flip-flop on abortion rights to host Chris Wallace. He essentially said (to paraphrase former Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry), "I was never really for it, but I pretended to be for it before I was against it" (meaning a woman's right to choose). Check out the transcript of the show, and decide for yourself. But dig a bit deeper, and there's an even more...