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  • Why Many People In The Middle Now Identify With The Left

    07/26/2014 9:00:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    While the country has become more liberal in some ways, the Republican Party has moved to the extreme right, and the Democratic Party has filled in the vacuum in the middle by also moving to the right on many issues. As a consequence, many people who previously considered themselves in the middle are finding that the current views of the left are closer to their views. Thomas Ricks, who wrote Fiasco, and excellent look at the Iraq War, described why he moved to the left at Politico: Disappointment in the American government over the last 10 years. Our wars in...
  • Trick or truth! Can you even tell the difference?

    05/18/2014 3:08:34 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 19 replies
    Daily Inter Lake ^ | 2014 May 17 | Frank Miele
    What if everything you know is fake? That is a premise that was repeatedly explored by author Philip K. Dick in his science fiction novels. Some of his stories have been made into popular films such as “Total Recall,” where a blue collar worker in the far future doesn’t know whether he is really a secret agent or just pretending to be one as part of an implanted memory. In Dick’s novel “Time Out of Joint,” protagonist Ragle Gumm gets confirmation that something is terribly wrong with the world around him when he attempts to buy a beer at an...
  • WH Benghazi emails have different quotes than earlier reported

    05/07/2014 4:40:45 PM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 39 replies
    Cbs ^ | May 16, 2013 | Major garrett
    ... On Friday, Republicans leaked what they said was a quote from Rhodes: "We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don't want to undermine the FBI investigation." But it turns out that in the actual email, Rhodes did not mention the State Department. It read: "We need to resolve this in a way that respects all of the relevant equities, particularly the investigation." Republicans also provided what they said was a quote from an email written by State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland. The Republican version quotes Nuland...
  • Jesus coming to CNN (plus Mike Rowe, Lisa Ling)

    04/10/2014 3:01:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 4/10/14 | James Hibberd
    CNN announced a new prime-time lineup Thursday that includes Jesus... Most provocatively, the network announced at its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York City, The Jesus Code, a series which promises to take viewers on a “forensic and archaeological journey through the Bible” (cue jokes about CNN looking for a ratings miracle). Religious-themed programming has been considered hot since History stunned the industry with its ratings-shattering The Bible miniseries last year. The Jesus Code “will take viewers on a thrilling high-stakes journey through forensics, biblical archeology and forgery in history, exploring the evidence of Jesus’ existence by questioning the...
  • Megan Kelly pulls Fox hard left.

    10/07/2013 6:14:08 PM PDT · by ez · 278 replies
    Free republic ^ | 10/7/13 | Ez
    Megan Kelly is off to a rocky start, pulling Fox hard to left, challenging Senator Ted Cruz in much the same way Candy Crowley did at CNN. So far she has quoted polls by Politico and PPP.
  • Fox Continues to spread the 2 Black and 1 White lie in the OKlahoma shooting

    08/23/2013 3:54:38 PM PDT · by Dick Vomer · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/23/2012 | self
  • ABC, CBS media linked to the Obama administration, NBC link uncovered today

    06/02/2013 2:55:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 54 replies
    GOP The Daily Dose ^ | 6/1/2013 | CHRISTOPHER COLLINS
    Richard Grenell, a political consultant and media commentator reported today via Twitter that NBC’s Mark Murray, senior political editor for NBC News wife, Sasha is an Obama appointee but never publicly disclosed it. Grenell asked Murray yesterday if he was married to an Obama appointee and why it was not disclosed. Murray told him that he hasn’t publicly disclosed that his wife is an Obama appointee because he told NBC officials and they didn’t care. Murray also told Grenell that his first wife worked for Ray Lahood so disclosing her as an Obama appointee wasn’t necessary. Murray’s wife, Sasha Johnson...
  • ATTENTION: News stories at the Daily Currant are not actual news stories (Pizza Story)

    05/03/2013 12:03:41 PM PDT · by mnehring · 19 replies
    The following was posted at the Daily Currant yesterday: Bloomberg Refused Second Slice of Pizza at Local Restaurant New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was denied a second slice of pizza today at an Italian eatery in Brooklyn. The owners of Collegno’s Pizzeria say they refused to serve him more than one piece to protest Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban, which would limit the portions of soda sold in the city… “Hey, could I get another pepperoni over here?” Bloomberg asked owner Antonio Benito. “I’m sorry sir,” he replied, “we can’t do that. You’ve reached your personal slice limit.” Get it? They...
  • Bombshell: FOX Reporter Told Sheriff Joe They're Not Allowed To Report Obama Identity Fraud

    03/24/2013 7:38:28 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 224 replies ^ | March 24, 2013 | Mark Gillar
    Bombshell: FOX News Reporter Told Sheriff Joe They Are Not Allowed To Report Obama Identity Fraud FOX News Reporter Jana Winter Refuses To Retract False Obama Birth Certificate Report - Jean-ClaudeTremblay Ticked.
  • CNN video of police charge at Sandy Hook is not Sandy Hook

    + At the words "they arrived to carnage," the CNN Anderson Cooper report cuts to helicopter footage of seven police officers charging across a parking lot and toward a school. It is breaking news coverage of the Sandy Hook shooting just hours earlier. The three-minute report posted on the day of the shootings at the official CNN website is entitled "Tragedy Strikes at Elementary School." But the school is almost certainly not Sandy Hook. Read more:
  • Kathy Griffin Kisses Anderson Cooper's Crotch On National Television [Video at link]

    01/01/2013 5:42:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 89 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/1/13 | Noel Sheppard
    No matter what vulgar things Kathy Griffin does on CNN's live New Year's Eve broadcasts, the folks at the supposedly most trusted name in news continue to invite her back. On Monday night's program, after first telling co-host Anderson Cooper "I'm going to tickle your sack," she shortly after midnight actually kissed his crotch...
  • Newest GOP Attack on Women: Just Say No to Tampons

    03/02/2012 11:03:59 AM PST · by kanawa · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Free Wood Post ^ | February 29, 2012 | Sarah Wood
    In recent weeks, the GOP attack on contraceptives and women’s rights has been returning to the legislative tables, and causing a stir among women’s rights activists and media outlets nationwide. Now it seems that many within the Republican party who strive to ban contraceptive use also see it as a necessity to prohibit the use of tampons, and seek to ban the sales of these and similar products as soon as possible. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) recently put together an all male panel for discussion at the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the contraceptive coverage rule...
  • Illusion Of Economic Recovery - Feelings And Facts

    02/07/2012 7:30:57 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    Tmo ^ | 2-7-2011 | James Quinn
    Illusion Of Economic Recovery - Feelings And Facts Economics / US Economy Feb 07, 2012 - 07:17 AM By: James Quinn "There is no means of avoiding a final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as the final and total catastrophe of the currency involved." - Ludwig von Mises The last week has offered an amusing display of the difference between the cheerleading corporate mainstream media, lying Wall Street shills and the critical thinking analysts...
  • BREAKING: A woman knows this guy who has a cousin, whose Mom's Aunt was hit on by Herman Cain

    11/02/2011 2:05:51 PM PDT · by Scythian · 40 replies
    So far, this all anonymous, unsubstatiated news, merely rumors, but all outlets running full steam with story ... One other thing, if he'd had been a pro-choice democrat like Clinton he would be entitled to "one free grope" like Clinton did ...
  • Joke’s On Them? FEC Set To Let Stephen Colbert ‘Report’ On His Super PAC

    06/26/2011 10:52:49 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 2 replies
    Daily News ^ | June 25, 2011 | Admin
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is set to approve Stephen Colbert’s request for a press exemption that would allow him to promote his “super PAC” on-air without Viacom having to report it as an in-kind contribution. Poking fun at Karl Rove offering “commentary” on his own super PAC American Crossroads on Fox News under a press exemption, Colbert said he wanted to report on his “super PAC” without Comedy Central’s parent company Viacom having to report the air time and production costs as an in-kind contribution. “Viacom will be acting within its legitimate press function when it features on the...
  • Palin Crushes Time Magazine Over their 'Lies'

    02/12/2011 7:10:43 PM PST · by jpeg82 · 77 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | February 12, 2011
    Sarah Palin's recent email to Time Magazine Congressional Correspondent Jay Newton-Small started off congenial enough. The mood soon shifted dramatically when Gov. Palin attacked the magazine over the "total lies" that had been published about her. Included in her email is not only a call for a retraction of the false stories, but a demand for an apology to Fox News' Sean Hannity and Christina Aguilera who were both included in the story Time ran.
  • Newt Gingrich haul far outpaces other 2012 hopefuls

    02/05/2011 6:08:49 AM PST · by speciallybland · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/04/2011 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Newt Gingrich’s political groups raised more than $4.2 million in the last three months of 2010, bringing the former House speaker’s total to $14.5 million for the year – a sum that far eclipses his potential rivals for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich, who has increasingly signaled his desire to enter the race to take on President Barack Obama, raised more last year than the three next most prolific fundraisers eying Republican presidential bids combined – former Govs. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts (whose political committees brought in $6.3 million in 2010), Sarah Palin of Alaska ($3.5 million) and Tim...
  • Vandehei response to Palin (Politico claims reason for anonymous sources is fear)

    11/01/2010 3:34:44 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | Ben Smith
    With Sarah Palin denouncing my colleagues for veiling the Republicans who want to stop her in anonymity, POLITICO executive editor Jim VandeHei responds: We have promised since the earliest days of POLITICO to pull back the curtain on how Washington really works and to let readers inside the conversations taking place among the people in power. Sometimes that requires extensive use of anonymous sources. This is what GOP insiders in this city are talking about and their concerns are widely known, if not publicly discussed. None of these Republicans would speak on the record for obvious reasons: they fear the...
  • Palin: 'Corrupt Bastards' At Alaska CBS Affiliate Tried To Create False Controversy About Joe Miller

    10/31/2010 7:51:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Calling them "corrupt bastards," Sarah Palin has asserted that reporters at a CBS affiliate in Alaska tried to gin up false controversies surrounding the Republican senatorial candidate, Joe Miller. Palin said she has tape of CBS reporters in Alaska at a Miller rally that Palin organized this past Thursday saying "let's find a child molester in the crowd as a supporter for Joe Miller" and blast that, and seeking to suggest there was some kind of chaos along the lines that occured recently at a Rand Paul rally. View video.
  • Caught on Tape: Reporters Overheard Plotting Smear Against Joe Miller

    10/31/2010 7:52:32 AM PDT · by CurlyBill · 46 replies ^ | 10/31/10 |
    FEMALE REPORTER: That’s up to you because you're the expert, but that’s what I would do...I’d wait until you see who showed up because that indicates we already know something... [Laughter] [INAUDIBLE] FEMALE REPORTER: Child molesters... MALE REPORTER: Oh yeah... can you repeat Joe Miller’s...uh... list of people, campaign workers, which one's the molester? [INAUDIBLE] FEMALE VOICE: We know that out of all the people that will show up tonight, at least one of them will be a registered sex offender. [Laughter] MALE REPORTER: You have to find that one person... [INAUDIBLE] FEMALE REPORTER: And the one thing we can...
  • (Audio) CBS Reporters Caught in Smear Attempt against Joe Miller Campaign

    Audio of CBS Reporters Discussing The Best Slander Against Joe Miller Child Molester, Violence and few other ideas
  • Anchorage CBS Affiliate Caught on Voicemail Conspiring Against Alaska’s GOP Senate Candidate

    10/30/2010 10:47:41 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 84 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | P.J. Salvatore
    <p>The following voice mail message was inadvertently left on the cell phone of Joe Miller campaign spokesperson Randy DeSoto.</p> <p>The voices are believed to be those of the news director for CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA, along with assignment editor Nick McDermott, and other reporters, openly discussing creating, if not fabricating, two stories about Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller.</p>
  • MSNBC Trashes Obama's Address: Compared To Carter, "I Don't Sense Executive Command"

    06/15/2010 6:47:00 PM PDT · by antivenom · 33 replies · 2,446+ views ^ | June 15, 2010 |
    Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and Howard Fineman react to President Obama's Oval Office Address on the oil spill. Here are the highlights of what the trio said: Olbermann: "It was a great speech if you were on another planet for the last 57 days." Matthews compared Obama to Carter. Olbermann: "Nothing specific at all was said." Matthews: "No direction." Howard Fineman: "He wasn't specific enough."
  • (Fake) New York Times reports end to Iraq war

    11/13/2008 5:08:19 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 10 replies · 386+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 12,2008
    The United States has ended the war in Iraq and indicted President George W. Bush on treason charges, The New York Times reported Tuesday. OK, well not really. An elaborate spoof hit the streets of New York on Tuesday: a convincing fake of The New York Times announcing not just the withdrawal of troops from Iraq but a raft of other US liberal fantasies. Bush is indicted, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice apologizes that the fuss about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was invented, and Americans are finally getting national health insurance. And that's just on the front page. The...
  • Case Lays Bare the Media’s Reliance on Iraqi Journalists (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/17/2007 12:05:31 PM PST · by abb · 7 replies · 237+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 17, 2007 | Tim Arango
    Bilal Hussein, an Iraqi photographer who had a hand in The Associated Press’s 2005 Pulitzer Prize for photography before being jailed without charges by the United States military, finally had a day in court last week. But his story, which highlights the unprecedented role that Iraqis are playing in news coverage of the war, is really just beginning. snip A spokesman for the military said that Mr. Hussein had been detained as “an imperative security threat” and that he has persistently been “treated fairly, humanely and in accordance with all applicable law.” In a lengthy e-mail message, the spokesman said...
  • September 13, 1944: Thomas Dewey's Reply To President Roosevelt's War Address

    09/13/2007 5:23:01 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 47 replies · 1,523+ views
    Good evening, gentlemen and ladies of America. I speak to you tonight as a patriot, and believe me, I do love our country and honor the servicemen fighting in foreign theatres of war. The plan we are currently pursuing in the theatres of Europe and the Pacific are clearly not working. The President, the generals and soldiers serving in the field may believe the mission is being accomplished, but the results show otherwise.Our President's foolish behavior in provoking our European enemies started by his signing of the "Lend Lease" bill back in 1941. Instead of trying to negotiate with...
  • Oscar, the psychic death sensing nursing home cat, found dead

    08/21/2007 10:48:13 AM PDT · by chordmaster · 146 replies · 3,391+ views
    PROVIDENCE, RI (TDR)- Oscar, the nursing home cat who could seemingly sense the impending death of patients, was found dead early yesterday. The cat gained recent notoriety when reports of his ability to detect the impending death of the terminally ill became public. Seemingly aware that death was at hand, Oscar would reportedly climb into the bed of patients during their final hours...
  • False Report of Rescue Operation Aired

    08/01/2007 4:16:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 256+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/1/7 | DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer
    An erroneous report Wednesday that an operation was under way to rescue the South Korean hostages in Afghanistan played widely in the media, raising questions about whether reporting such maneuvers in real time might put the operation itself at risk. The Taliban has held a group of 21 church-group volunteers hostage for two weeks, seeking the release of prisoners, including some held by the United States. A deadline set by the Taliban passed on Wednesday with no word of the hostages' fate. The Reuters news service issued a three-paragraph report at 7:42 a.m. EDT Wednesday that an operation aimed at...
  • BBC may be prosecuted for offering £40,000 to 'child-smugglers' (story "faked"?)

    07/28/2007 9:45:41 PM PDT · by Stoat · 10 replies · 550+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 28, 2007 | MICHAEL LEIDIG and GLEN OWEN
    BBC may be prosecuted for offering £40,000 to 'child-smugglers'By MICHAEL LEIDIG and GLEN OWEN - More by this author » Last updated at 23:01pm on 28th July 2007 Reporter Angita Sangita The BBC was dragged into a fresh row over standards after police claimed it broadcast a misleading investigation into child-trafficking. The report, which led BBC1's Ten O'Clock News on Thursday, purported to expose Bulgarian criminals offering toddlers for sale to British couples for £40,000 each. But Commissioner Veselin Petrov, head of police in the Bulgarian city where the undercover report was filmed, has insisted that there is no evidence...
  • Thompson star dims on abortion issue (LIARS at LA Times have Hitpiece follow up - More FAKE NEWS)

    07/08/2007 7:03:37 AM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 67 replies · 1,499+ views
    The LA Slimes ^ | July 8, 2007 | Janet Hook
    WASHINGTON — Republican political activists said Saturday that reports that Fred D. Thompson had lobbied to ease a controversial abortion restriction have cast a shadow on his effort to persuade social conservatives — a key constituency in his emerging bid for the White House — that he is an unwavering opponent of abortion. Some Republican activists urged caution in evaluating Thompson's record. Others considered it damaging for questions to arise about his position on abortion, a litmus-test issue for many social conservatives. "That would not be helpful," said Paul M. Weyrich, a conservative leader who has not endorsed a presidential...
  • The Truth – But Not The Whole Truth – About Fake News

    03/17/2007 5:52:30 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 30 replies · 1,051+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | March 16, 2007 | The Stiletto
    In a nearly 4,000 word article in Columbia Journalism Review, Columbia J-school adjunct professor Robert Love contends that fake news "comes at us from every quarter of the media - old and new - not just as satire but disguised as the real thing, secretly paid for by folks who want to remain in the shadows" and concludes, "Some of us … aren’t doing all we can to help readers and viewers know the difference between the fake and the honest take."Love cites these recent examples of fake news – which, as it turns out, did not originate with Jon...
  • Reuters admits image of Beirut after IAF strike was doctored [Adnan Hajj fired]

    08/06/2006 2:44:29 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 41 replies · 1,591+ views (Excerpt) ^ | August 6, 2006 | Assaf Uni
    Excerpt - ~ snip ~ Reuters said that it has fired Adnan Hajj, the Lebanese photographer who submitted the image. The organization also said that it is investigating the incident. "The photographer has denied deliberately attempting to manipulate the image, saying that he was trying to remove dust marks and that he made mistakes due to the bad lighting conditions he was working under," said Moira Whittle, the head of public relations for Reuters. "This represents a serious breach of Reuters' standards and we shall not be accepting or using pictures taken by him," Whittle said in a statement issued...
  • (Boston) Globe fakes in all directions except right

    08/04/2006 1:45:07 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 21 replies · 1,100+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, August 4, 2006 | Howie Carr
    Memo to the Globe: from now on, stick to stories you know something, or at least care, about. Like gay marriage. Now the boring broadsheet has run what appears to be another very badly reported fake news story. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Is Dan Rather available for damage control? I can hear him now: “This story is true!” Disgraced CBS News producer Mary Mapes could not be reached for comment. Jayson Blair did not return repeated phone calls. Memo to the Globe: This newspaper is no longer your competition. You are now going head-to-head with The...

    06/25/2006 8:50:57 AM PDT · by Alouette · 207 replies · 5,113+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 25, 2006 | Brad Hamilton
    June 25, 2006 -- A Brooklyn anesthesiologist callously ditched his wife and three kids, leaving them homeless after he secretly sold their house and fled the country with all their money, the wife alleges. Dr. Raihan Chowdhury was deemed a fugitive Wednesday for ignoring repeated court orders to provide for his hapless family. His wife, Sharmin Sultana, who gave up her career as a gynecologist to become a full-time mom, is now broke and staying at a women's shelter with the couple's two daughters and toddler son. All while her husband lives in luxury in his native Bangladesh, possibly having...

    04/04/2006 9:23:29 AM PDT · by angkor · 229+ views
    Michelle Malkin Blog ^ | April 04, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    NBC: STAGING THE NEWS AGAIN? By Michelle Malkin · April 04, 2006 08:25 AM A source who monitors political e-mail lists sent me an intriguing message disseminated last week, which involved an apparent Dateline NBC solicitation to Muslim groups. Check this out: Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 13:05:54 -0800 (PST) From: Subject: Looking for Muslim Males to participate in NBC Dateline Segment [Forwarded] Salam, I hope everyone is doing well. I have been talking with a producer of the NBC Dateline show and he is in the process of filming a piece on anti-Muslim and anti-Arab discrimination in the USA....

    04/03/2006 6:33:56 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 35 replies · 904+ views
    War Chick blog ^ | March 29, 2006 | Resa Laru Kirkland
    If you were a securities company who actually lost employees in the WTC September 11, you would jump at the chance to support a symposium on terrorism, right? How about if you were a major airplane manufacturer who watched helplessly as four planes you might have had a hand in crafting disintegrated on television? Or maybe a supplier of weapons for the law enforcement who bravely and selflessly ran into those burning buildings? Surely companies such as these would recognize the need for such a symposium, and quickly respond to requests for support, right? Wrong. Very, very, wrong. Welcome back,...
  • Schwarzenegger did not have proper motorcycle license, police say

    01/10/2006 5:24:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 83 replies · 2,184+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/10/06 | Steve Lawrence and Jeremiah Marquee - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle illegally over the weekend when he collided with a car in his Brentwood neighborhood, the Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday. Police Lt. Paul Vernon said Schwarzenegger does not have the proper motorcycle endorsement on his California driver's license, contradicting statements made by his spokeswoman since the Sunday accident that left the governor with 15 stitches in his upper lip. "He does not have the license," Vernon said. Police did not cite the governor because they arrived after the accident, Vernon said. Police referred their findings to the...
  • Fake news raises doubts about what's real

    08/12/2005 11:42:37 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 22 replies · 1,279+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | Friday, August 12, 2005 | David B. Caruso (A.P.)
    NEW YORK -- With its official-looking BBC News banner, the Web site looked real enough, but the sick tale it told seemed too preposterous to be true. "Lion Mutilates 42 Midgets in Cambodian Ring-Fight," blared the headline. An article followed about a circus-like spectacle that went awry and resulted in many deaths. The page was a hoax, but it exploded across the Internet. Soon it was being repeated by bloggers, radio show hosts and a few newspapers. The New York Post published the yarn in its "Weird but True" column on May 20. The episode was another in a string...
  • Newsweek Wallows in Same Mire as CBS News

    05/16/2005 6:22:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 55 replies · 1,361+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/16/05 | Barrett Kalellis
    First it was CBS News fabricating a story out of whole cloth in its discredited "60 Minutes" report on George W. Bush's Air National Guard record in Texas. Two weeks ago, liberals-for-hire journalists Michael Isikoff and John Barry belched up a poorly sourced and dubious report that a copy of the Koran was flushed down an apocryphal toilet during interrogation of Muslim prisoners held at the detention center in Guantanamo Bay. Only this time the repercussions abroad have caused Muslims to riot in the streets of Kabul, leading to the deaths of about 15 people, and resulted in strained relationships...
  • Tampa reporter resigns over story

    04/29/2005 10:14:36 AM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 1,075+ views
    AP ^ | 4/29/5
    TAMPA, Fla. - A Tampa Tribune reporter resigned after being confronted with questions about a fabrication in story that was published in Wednesday's editions. The newspaper said Brad Smith made up an anecdote at the beginning of the story about a woman who had her Jeep towed while she was visiting nightclubs. Janet Weaver, the Tribune's executive editor, apologized to readers in a signed letter on Thursday's front page. "We recognize that we have a covenant with our readers: to be truthful, to be fair, to be credible," Weaver wrote. "I am sorry that we've failed you in this case....
  • Fake News Under Bill Clinton

    04/28/2005 3:51:52 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 22 replies · 923+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | April 28, 2005 | Sherrie Gossett
    ..."Starting in 2004, and continuing until today, media have taken the Bush administration to the woodshed over government VNRs that wind up being broadcast in whole or in part. The news audience is left with the idea this is something new. Media did not see fit to report that the Clinton administration was spending taxpayer money for electronically tracking some of their VNRs in order to find out how many news stations broadcast them in some form. For example, government reports indicate that in February and May of 1999, a VNR about listeriosis and safe food practices for at-risk groups...
  • The Nascar Nightly News: Anchorman Get Your Gun (Another Frank Rich Blue State Lament)

    12/04/2004 11:02:59 AM PST · by tvn · 24 replies · 1,081+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2005 | Frank Rich
    IF Democrats want to run around like fools trying to persuade voters in red America that they are kissing cousins to Billy Graham, Minnie Pearl and Li'l Abner, that's their problem. Pandering, after all, is what politicians do, especially politicians as desperate as the Democrats. But when TV news organizations start repositioning themselves to pander to Nascar dads and "moral values" voters, it's a problem for everyone. There's a war on. TV remains by far the most prevalent source of news for Americans. We need honest information to help us navigate, not bunkum skewed to flatter one segment of the...
  • CNN Caught - Fake Poll Shows 89% Support for Carter Nobel 12/10 story. 10/11 Poll doesn't change

    12/10/2002 8:05:28 PM PST · by BJungNan · 23 replies · 241+ views
    Eagle Eye FReepers! ^ | Dec 11 Oct 11 2002 | CNN
    Created: Fri Oct 11 05:19:50 EDT 2002 Do you agree with the choice of Jimmy Carter for the Nobel Peace Prize? Yes 89% 43652 votes No 11% 5282 votes Total: 48,934 votes This QuickVote is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of Internet users in general, nor the public as a whole. The QuickVote sponsor is not responsible for content, functionality or the opinions expressed therein. Poll link in this story: Carter accepts Nobel Peace Prize Tuesday, December 10, 2002 Posted:...
  • Bush Address to UN

    09/15/2002 4:22:34 PM PDT · by dubyaisok · 2 replies · 214+ views
    The Fake News ^ | 15 Sep 2002 | Pete Flynn
    As the debate continues worldwide over whether or not military action is necessary to rectify the escalating situation with Iraq, United States President George W. Bush gave an impassioned plea to the UN on Friday, stopping just short of calling them “a bunch of chickens.”