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  • Mr. Spielberg Goes to Washington

    02/22/2018 12:45:51 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 3 replies
    Commentary ^ | 16 Feb 2018 | Andrew Ferguson
    Of the making of Washington movies, there is no end. Kohelet said this in Ecclesiastes, I think. Or maybe it was Gene Shalit on the Today Show. Itís a truism in any case. Steven Spielbergís latest entry in the genre, The Post, is for many Washingtonians the most powerful example in the long line. When the movie opened here in late December, there were reports of audiences cheering lustily and even dissolving in tears at the movieís end, as if they were watching a speech by President Obama. The local paper ran news articles about it, along with numberless feature...
  • ĎScared and Demoralizedí By Trump - Meryl Streep Met with De Niro to Plot New Movie ĎThe Postí

    12/14/2017 8:36:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    MRC TV ^ | December 14, 2017 | Mark Judge
    ‚ÄėThe Post,‚ÄĚ the new movie starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, is three things: a film about the Pentagon Papers, classified documents about the Vietnam War that were leaked to the media in 1971, a film about the press and Donald Trump, and, finally, an indictment¬†about Harvey Weinstein and sexism in Hollywood. According to Streep, who is interviewed on December 14 in the Washington Post, the film is mostly about sexism. Streep says that the new film came from a place of ‚Äúgrievance‚ÄĚ about sexism.¬† ‚ÄúPeople were really scared and demoralized [after Trump was elected],‚ÄĚ Streep told the Post. But...
  • Meryl Streep Admits She Reads Drudge, Watches Fox News

    12/16/2017 4:12:30 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Meryl Streep Admits She Reads Drudge, Watches Fox News By Paula Bolyard December 15, 2017 n an interview to promote her new movie, "The Post," Hollywood legend Meryl Streep discussed her media habits and admitted she reads Drudge and Fox News, along with The New York Times. Streep, along with director Steven Spielberg and several of the film's collaborators, discussed the new movie that tells the story of the Pentagon Papers through the eyes of Washington Post reporter Katharine Graham. Never shy about her left-leaning politics, Streep discussed a wide variety of topics with The Hollywood Reporter, including the recent...
  • BENJAMINS FOR BENJAMIN WEEKEND: How CodePINK's Founder Profits From The Anti-War March

    09/16/2005 11:01:32 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 24 replies · 1,397+ views
    The throngs of "anti-war" marchers heading to DC to attend the September 24th rally don't know that they are being used. CodePINK and United For Peace and Justice are both prodigy of Global Exchage, the 501(3)c non-profit formed by Global's Medea Benjamin. It's the "Benjamins For Benjamin Weekend"!. Using the attraction of a Hate America event to lure attendees, Code Pink's Medea Benjamin's cash cow, Global Exchange, has scheduled one of it's "Green Festivals" for the same weekend and is running it in competition with the anti-war events scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. How convenient? How many people will...
  • Be Afraid (liberals promise bedlam in streets if Bush wins)

    11/01/2004 9:59:30 PM PST · by GeronL · 302 replies · 3,760+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Nov 2, 2004 | Shawn Macomber
    Unfortunately, it appears that when Elizabeth Edwards speaks some people actually listen. This sad fact might be innocuous enough if the aspiring Second Lady were trading parenting or dieting tips. But instead semi-reformed former Deaniacs and Kucinich Kids seem to have latched onto Edwards' recent promise to a worried supporter that post-election riots will not wrack the nation -- so long as the Kerry-Edwards ticket walks away with it. The suggestion, of course, is that there indeed will be riots if John F. Kerry's boyhood dreams of ascending to his rightful position as ruler of the universe are squashed by...
  • Marxist Pope Francis

    09/27/2015 10:38:57 AM PDT · by nordskoven · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/03/2013 | Robert Ellsberg
    If Rush Limbaugh can see this far in the future, shouldn't Rush, not Dorothy Day, be considered for sainthood? Good religion is good politics. Can America integrate Heaven and Earth? Here's the Bible-thumping sermonette that defines the battle tactics.
  • Daniel Ellsberg: US on Verge of Becoming Police State Under Obama

    08/22/2013 7:19:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 12:45 PM
    Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, says the United States is on the verge of becoming a police state as evidenced by the National Security Agencyís data collection programs and the treatment of secret document leakers Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning. ďWe have not only the capability of a police state, but certain beginnings of it right now,Ē Ellsberg told The Huffington Post Wednesday. ďAnd I absolutely agree with Edward Snowden. Itís worth a personís life, prospect of assassination, or life in prison or life in exileóitís worth that to try to restore our liberties...
  • Cenk: Why Not Treat Leaker Bradley Manning Like 'Hero'?

    04/14/2011 6:17:53 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Cenk Uygur can't figure out why accused Army leaker Bradley Manning isn't being treated like a "hero". Seriously. [snip] On his MSNBC show this evening, Cenk whined as to why Manning isn't being accorded the "hero" treatment that Daniel Ellsberg received from some for his leak of the Pentagon Papers back in the Vietnam day. View video here.
  • Government promotes film about Pentagon Papers leaker Ellsberg

    01/16/2011 10:29:57 AM PST · by epithermal · 6 replies
    AP ^ | January 15, 2011 | Matthew Lee
    WASHINGTON ó Even as prosecutors build a case against the Army private suspected of passing hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, the State Department is promoting a documentary film that celebrates Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg. Amid its struggle to contain damage from the WikiLeaks revelations, the State Department announced Saturday that "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" has been selected as one of 18 films that will tour the world this year as part of its "American Documentary Showcase" program. -snip- Among the other documentaries chosen for this year's showcase are...
  • Amid WikiLeaks storm, gov't promotes Ellsberg film ["whistleblower of conscience"]

    01/15/2011 1:00:54 PM PST · by ETL · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2011 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even as prosecutors build a case against the Army private suspected of passing hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, the State Department is promoting a documentary film that celebrates Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg. Amid its struggle to contain damage from the WikiLeaks revelations, the State Department announced Saturday that "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" has been selected as one of 18 films that will tour the world this year as part of its "American Documentary Showcase" program. Ellsberg, whom the film portrays as a whistleblower of conscience,...
  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passť.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: WikiLeaksí Selective Morality

    10/26/2010 8:15:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | October 26, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    WikiLeaks' Selective MoralityDespite its claims of uncovering bad behavior by governments around the world, WikiLeaks chiefly targets the U.S. military. There has never been anything quite like WikiLeaks in American military history. We are engaged in a great experiment to see whether the U.S. military can still persist in a conflict when it knows that any and all of its private communications can become public ‚ÄĒ and will be selectively aired and hyped by people with a preconceived bias against it. Had the public known in real time from periodic media leaks about operational disasters surrounding the planning for the...
  • Daniel Ellsberg ("Pentagon Papers" leaker during Vietnam) is today signer of communist petition!

    02/20/2010 9:07:03 AM PST · by ETL · 35 replies · 1,121+ views
    Revolutionary Communist Party front group, World Can't Wait
    "Daniel Ellsberg (born April 7, 1931) is a former American military analyst employed by the RAND Corporation who precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of government decision-making about the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ellsberg _____________________________________________________________ "As a response to the leaks, the Nixon administration began a campaign against further leaks and against Ellsberg personally. Aides Egil Krogh and David Young under John Ehrlichman's supervision created the 'White House Plumbers,' which would later lead to the Watergate burglaries."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ellsberg#Fallout _____________________________________________________________ So what is Daniel Ellsberg...
  • Auction on Watergate Hotel Could Begin Next Week

    07/16/2009 3:11:14 PM PDT · by ETL · 5 replies · 499+ views
    AP via FoxNews.com ^ | July 16, 2009
    The famous hotel could be open for bids next week The Watergate Hotel made famous by a presidential scandal is expected to be on the auction block next week. Alex Cooper Auctioneers is announcing that it will take bids Tuesday on the Washington landmark. [snip] The Watergate complex was made famous by the 1972 burglary that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation.
  • NAULTY: John Dean invitation a bad move [Nixon Derangement Syndrome alert]

    06/15/2009 2:40:52 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 38 replies · 1,574+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2009 | Susan Naulty
    Officials at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Calif., have invited John Dean to speak there on the 37th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, slapping the faces not only of those sympathetic to the former president but, more important, history itself.
  • Anthony J. Russo, 71; Rand staffer helped leak Pentagon Papers

    08/09/2008 2:07:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies · 167+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 8, 2008 | Elaine Woo
    Anthony J. Russo, a Rand researcher in the late 1960s who encouraged Daniel Ellsberg to leak the Pentagon Papers and stood trial with him in the Vietnam War-era case that triggered debates over freedom of the press and hastened the fall of a president, has died. He was 71.
  • Pushing Pelosi (Cindy "Mother Moonbat" Sheehan)

    02/04/2008 12:51:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 312+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | January 31, 2008 | Josh Harkinson
    One morning last August in San Francisco, six women in pink sweaters marched up a hilly boulevard towing pink roller bags full of shoes. They unzipped the bags in front of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's house, dumped the shoes on her lawn, and went on to arrange loafers, pumps, and pink glittery sandals like hawkers at a yard sale. Anchoring their display was a pair of combat boots, placed on Pelosi's doorstep. The boots, like the other shoes, had been pulled from a dead body in Iraqóthe body of Casey Sheehan, in fact, whose mother, Cindy, is running as an Independent...
  • To My Grandchildren: Be Proud

    07/11/2007 3:39:08 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 210+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 7/11/07 | Purple Mountains
    To someone my age, grandchildren are terribly important because they represent the future. Iím writing this because I want to make sure that my grandchildren understand some things that will be very important to their future Ė and to their children's future. Any American who studies history Ė whether ancient history or recent history Ė should realize two major lessons from history: Lesson 1. You and I and the ordinary working person in this country have a quality of life that in most of the world has been available only to a very few, extremely wealthy persons of royalty. Of...
  • Personal request from Mark Zaid

    02/25/2007 12:11:09 AM PST · by Bobibutu · 30 replies · 771+ views
    abledangerblog.com ^ | February 20, 2007 | Mark Zaid
    Dear Friends, Colleagues and Servicemembers: Many of you may know that since June 2006, I have served as co-civilian counsel, along with Neal Puckett who is lead counsel (and Of Counsel to my law office), for SSgt Frank Wuterich, USMC. Frank is now facing multiple counts of murder for the events arising from the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians at Haditha, Iraq on November 19, 2005. He was the squad commander for the 3/1 that tragic day. This is a highly unusual case for me. Other than the dozen or so military courts-martials I handled back in 1999-2000 dealing with...
  • How the Left Enables Nuclear Proliferation

    09/16/2006 1:38:56 PM PDT · by oxcart · 4 replies · 471+ views
    The American Thinker. ^ | 09/16/2006 | By James Lewis
    Daniel Ellsberg must surely support Ahmadinejad getting nukes. There are no two ways about it. In a forthcoming article in Harperís Magazine, Ellsberg is going to call for moles in the Bush Administration to leak any plans to stop Ahmadinejadís rush to nukesópresumably to the New York Times. Thousands of people will read Ellsbergís article, and some will resolve to sabotage American plans to stop rogue regimes with nuclear bombsónot just the Khomeini Armageddon cult in Tehran, but Libya, North Korea, Hugo Chavezí Venezuela, the Maoists in Nepal, you name it. Thereís a logic to this madness: It is Leninís...