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  • Telegraph could back Labour, says Barclay

    01/20/2004 6:57:23 AM PST · by tjwmason · 3 replies · 255+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | 20 January, 2004 | David Leigh
    One of the proprietors-designate of the Daily Telegraph said yesterday that the newspaper could shift its political allegiance and no longer be the house organ of the Conservative party. David Barclay, one of the Barclay twins who have concluded a dramatic purchase of the controlling shares in the paper, said yesterday that the venerable rightwing publication would no longer automatically support Michael Howard and his team.
  • Another Jayson Blair?

    12/17/2003 3:25:09 PM PST · by William McKinley · 45 replies · 361+ views
    NRO ^ | 12/17/03 | Michelle Malkin
    Looks like the New York Times has another ugly Jayson Blair-like scandal on its hands. This time, the young minority reporter is Charlie LeDuff, a part Native-American, part-Cajun writer, known as a rising star and favorite pet of former executive editor Howell Raines. The hotshot LeDuff is now in hot water over his cribbing of anecdotes from someone else's book about kayaking down the Los Angeles River for his own Page One fluff story about — you guessed it! — kayaking down the Los Angeles River. An embarrassing correction published in the New York Times on Dec. 8 explained: An...
  • FBI, U.S. ATTORNEY TARGET HOLLINGER (criminal probe takes scandal in new direction)

    12/17/2003 7:34:45 AM PST · by Liz · 4 replies · 228+ views
    NY POST ^ | Dec 17, 2003 | TIM ARANGO and JOHN LEHMANN
    <p>The FBI and U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago have launched an investigation into alleged financial shenanigans at ousted newspaper baron Conrad Black's Hollinger International, sources told The Post.</p> <p>The criminal probe takes the scandal in a new direction and raises the possibility that Black and his cohorts could eventually face criminal charges for their role in Hollinger's ongoing financial scandal.</p>
  • 'Abu Hamza called me. He was so sweet'

    11/24/2003 1:54:50 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 18 replies · 307+ views
    The Independent (U.K.) ^ | 11/25/03 | Julia Stuart
    Yvonne Ridley, the reporter imprisoned by the Taliban and then vilified by Fleet Street, found Islam and an unlikely supporter. But her new career at al-Jazeera has come to a mysterious end, she tells Julia Stuart It was a curious way to be given the boot. At 11pm a secretary from al-Jazeera, the Arab satellite news station, popped round to Yvonne Ridley's home in Doha, Qatar, and informed her that she was "terminated". Ridley, who had worked as a senior editor on the station's English-language website since July, was warned not to go back to the office and that security...
  • A Plea For Equality In Media Coverage Of DC Sniper John Muhammed

    11/24/2003 10:32:25 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 8 replies · 293+ views
    ABC Radio News on hour | MB26
    A brief plea for reality in coverage of the trial of DC sniper John Muhammad. Today, a jury did the right thing and recommended the death penalty for the man who brought death to so many others. Perhaps if we considered the terror he struck into the civic soul of those living near our nation’s capitol, there might have been an even worse sentence imposed. The problem of Mr. Muhammad’s repeated rampages is over, but the basic unfairness of the news coverage surrounding his killing spree continues. In virtually every report about Mr. Muhammad, the newscaster mentions that he is...
  • The Zell whacking party

    11/14/2003 3:16:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 352+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Christian Toto
    <p>The American Spectator took a break Wednesday from whacking Democrats. It let Democrat Zell Miller do the honors.</p> <p>The Georgia senator, whose book "A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat" is the buzz about town, served up a spirited keynote address at the Washington Club Dinner at the Willard InterContinental. The event was sponsored by the American Alternative Foundation, which is affiliated with the magazine.</p>
  • Indignant Arabs Say Bush Democracy Speech a Sham

    11/07/2003 8:01:38 AM PST · by Brian S · 35 replies · 567+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11-07-03
    Fri November 07, 2003 10:37 AM ET By Miral Fahmy DUBAI (Reuters) - President George Bush's calls for democracy rang hollow in the Middle East, where many said on Friday they were appalled Washington was preaching liberty for Arabs while occupying Iraq. The war on Iraq and Washington's support for Israel in its bloody conflict with the Palestinians have antagonized many Arabs and Muslims who were already seething at the United States' war on terror, seen by many as a battle against Islam. And Bush's sweeping foreign policy speech on Thursday, in which he challenged ally Egypt and foes Iran...