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  • Cults In Our Midst: Patty Hearst And The Brainwashing Of America

    04/15/2014 10:50:48 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 5 replies
    Exactly forty years ago Patricia Hearst stunned the nation when she turned up as a bank robber, a mere two months after she was kidnapped by the violent cult that called itself “The Symbionese Liberation Army.” Her astonishing transformation was documented by bank cameras on April 15, 1974.
  • Who Owns A&E (Duck Dynasty)

    12/20/2013 6:42:59 PM PST · by mountn man · 52 replies
    Me | Me
    Just thought I'd let people know who owns A&E, the channel that fired Phil Robertson.A&E is owned by Hearst Corporation and DISNEY-ABC Television.A+E's sister stations are:History H2 The Biography ChannelLifetimeLifetime Movie NetworkLifetime Real Women.Separate from A&E, but owned (80%) by Disney and (20%)Hearst is ESPN inc.: ESPN ESPN International ESPN2 ESPN Australia ESPN Brasil ESPNews ESPN Classic ESPN PPV CTV Specialty Television (2001–present, owns 20% of this subsidiary of Bell Media) TSN TSN2 RDS RDS2 RDS Info ESPN Classic Canada Through CTV Specialty Television, ESPN also has an indirect interest in several channels operated in partnership with Discovery Communications, and...
  • Helen Thomas, trailblazing reporter, dead at 92

    07/20/2013 6:53:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 228 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/20/2013
    Helen Thomas, whose career covering the White House dated back to the Kennedy administration, died on Saturday at the age of 92, the Gridiron Club announced in an email to members on Saturday. Thomas was the the first woman to join the White House Correspondents' Association, and the first woman to serve as its president. She was also the first female member of the Gridiron Club, Washington's historic press group. Present at the press briefings of ten consecutive presidential administrations, Thomas's career in journalism ended in 2010 after controversial remarks she made about Israeli Jews were caught on camera. "Former...
  • Time Warner Cable Blackout of certain Hearst stations

    07/11/2012 10:36:13 AM PDT · by Kenika · 6 replies
    Time Warner Conversations ^ | 9 JUL 12 | Unknown
    Hearst TV local blackouts On July 9, 2012 Hearst Television chose to black out their signals from Time Warner Cable customers rather than continue negotiations, and despite their CEO saying just two weeks earlier that broadcaster blackouts are unfair to consumers. Time Warner Cable has reached hundreds of agreements with other broadcasters without broadcaster blackouts, but Hearst’s demand for a nearly 300% increase is way out of line. That kind of outrageous increase is unfair to our customers and unsustainable for our business. We believe broadcaster blackouts are wrong. Despite Hearst’s blackout, we stand ready to continue negotiations and are...
  • George R. Hearst Jr., Media Titan's Grandson, Dies

    06/26/2012 8:05:51 AM PDT · by ghannonf18 · 2 replies
    ABC ^ | June 26, 2012 | AP
    Hearst Corp. board chairman George Randolph Hearst Jr., the oldest grandson of the media titan William Randolph Hearst, died Monday, the company said. Hearst was 84. The company said in a statement that Hearst died at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif., due to complications from a stroke. Hearst was the chairman of a privately held media conglomerate that traces its roots back more than 125 years, when his grandfather took over the San Francisco Examiner. Hearst was a director of the company for more than 50 years, the company said. He succeeded his uncle, Randolph A. Hearst,...
  • The Left, Not the Right, Owns Political Violence

    01/10/2011 1:33:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2011 | Michael Filozof
    It took less than 24 hours for the political Left to seize upon the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of six people on Saturday to blame the political Right for the shooting. Perhaps the most egregious example came from Paul Krugman of the New York Times, who wrote "We don't have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was." (The newspaper that published plagiarized and fabricated accounts of the "D.C. sniper" by affirmative-action hire Jayson Blair in 2003 is still publishing unsubstantiated suppositions without "proof," eh?) "[Giffords'] father says that ‘the...
  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    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...
  • DING! DONG! THE WITCH IS DEAD, Or Rather RETIRED (Helen Thomas)

    06/07/2010 1:15:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies · 74+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | June 7, 2010 | annem040359
    As of today this morning, White House news reporter Helen Thomas, whose remarks in recent days telling “Jews to leave Palestine and go back to Germany and Poland”, has made it offical she is retiring from the Hearst Coporation as of today. She will be 90 in August. Ms. Thomas’s remarks are a reminder of the intolerence often expressed by liberals. Ms. Thomas’s retirement cannot come soon enough.
  • Thomas gets dropped by agency (Helen fired by speakers rep firm)

    06/06/2010 1:08:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies · 1,364+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/6/10 | Politico
    Nine Speakers, the agency that represents Helen Thomas, has dropped her as a client. This comes in the wake of controversial remarks on the Middle East.
  • Helen Thomas Should Be Fired For Her “Jews Get The Hell Out Of Palestine” Comment

    06/05/2010 8:52:25 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 44 replies · 1,070+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-05-10 | Curt
    Your damn right Helen Thomas should be fired for making this kind of remark: [VIDEOS AT SITE] Telling the Jews to get the hell out of palestine? Any other reporter would have been let go 5 minutes after the news hit but not this worthless lady. Ari Fleischer said she should be fired: But even as she was trying to walk back the remarks, calls for her firing mounted. Among the more vocal was former Bush Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, who claimed to have a close relationship with Thomas when he was manning the daily briefings. “She should lose her...
  • Flashback: 3 Nazi-confiscated works found at Hearst Castle (Helen Thomas' employer)

    06/05/2010 8:34:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies · 1,246+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 4/8/09 | Peter Fimrite
    Three 16th century oil paintings that have been hanging in William Randolph Hearst's famous castle at San Simeon belonged to a Jewish couple who were forced to give them up during the Nazi reign in Germany, authorities said Tuesday. Two of the three paintings, visible to guests and millions of tourists at Hearst Castle since 1935, will be returned Friday to the heirs of the rightful owners, both of whom died during the war, one in the death camp at Auschwitz.
  • Hearst won't say whether Helen Thomas will keep job

    06/05/2010 7:48:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 93 replies · 2,205+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/5/10 | Greg Sargent
    Hearst Newspapers is refusing to say whether it will stand by White House veteran reporter Helen Thomas in the wake of conservative outrage over her remarks about Jews leaving Palestine and going back to Europe.
  • Hearst's Seattle Post-Intelligencer Announces End to Print Edition

    03/16/2009 10:25:28 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies · 1,068+ views
    Hearst's Seattle Post-Intelligencer Announces End to Print Edition By SHIRA OVIDE The Seattle Post-Intelligencer announced it will stop publishing its print edition on Tuesday and convert to an online-only news operation. The move had been anticipated since early January, when Hearst Corp., owner of the Seattle P-I and 15 other newspapers, announced it would shift the Seattle paper to a Web-news outlet or shutter the operation entirely, if a buyer wasn't found in 60 days. Hearst said it couldn't continue to absorb the P-I's losses, which the company says reached $14 million last year.
  • Troubled San Francisco paper in danger of closing [San Francisco Chronicle is dying]

    02/25/2009 12:41:41 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies · 1,231+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-02-24
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Chronicle joined the lengthening list of imperiled newspapers Tuesday as its owner set out to purge the payroll and slash other expenses in a last-ditch effort to reverse years of heavy losses. If it can't reduce expenses dramatically within the next few weeks, the Hearst Corp. said it will close or sell the Chronicle, northern California's largest newspaper with a paid weekday circulation of 339,430. Hearst didn't specify a savings target nor a deadline for wringing out the expenses. A Hearst spokesman didn't immediately respond to messages Tuesday. But management made it clear...
  • Hearst to Slash, Sell or Close the Chronicle (media death watch)

    02/24/2009 4:50:49 PM PST · by llevrok · 13 replies · 552+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/24/09 | SHIRA OVIDE
    Hearst Corp. said it may close its San Francisco Chronicle newspaper unless it can quickly slash costs at the money-losing daily. Hearst said it will seek "critical cost-saving measures," including a steep reduction in the Chronicle work force. If it can't reach its cost-saving target "within weeks," it will seek a buyer for the newspaper, Hearst said. And if it can't find a buyer -- at a time when few investors are shelling out money for big newspapers -- it will close the paper. The possible closure of the Chronicle, the 12th-largest daily in the country and Northern California's largest...
  • Hearst to Slash, Sell or Close the Chronicle [San Francisco Chronicle.....]

    02/24/2009 4:50:24 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 1,376+ views
    Hearst to Slash, Sell or Close the Chronicle By SHIRA OVIDE Hearst Corp. said it may close its San Francisco Chronicle newspaper unless it can quickly slash costs at the money-losing daily. A vendor sells a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle at his newsstand in the San Francisco Municipal Railway station. Getty Images A vendor sells a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle at his newsstand in the San Francisco Municipal Railway station. A vendor sells a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle at his newsstand in the San Francisco Municipal Railway station. A vendor sells a copy of...
  • Hearst seeks changes at Chronicle (including significant cuts to union and non-union staff)

    02/24/2009 3:55:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 548+ views
    Hearst on SfGate.com ^ | 2/24/09 | Hearst Newspapers
    NEW YORK -- The Hearst Corp. today announced an effort to reverse the deepening operating losses of its San Francisco Chronicle by seeking near-term cost savings that would include "significant" cuts to both union and non-union staff. In a posted statement, Hearst said if the savings cannot be accomplished "quickly" the company will seek a buyer, and if none comes forward, it will close the Chronicle. The Chronicle lost more than $50 million in 2008 and is on a pace to lose more than that this year, Hearst said. Frank J. Vega, chairman and publisher of the Chronicle, said, "It's...
  • Hearst says cuts needed or SF Chronicle may be closed (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/24/2009 3:11:44 PM PST · by abb · 68 replies · 1,596+ views
    Marketwatch.com ^ | February 24, 2009 | John Letzing
    The Hearst Corp. said Tuesday that unless the San Francisco Chronicle can undertake "critical" cost cutting measures including job cuts within weeks, the company will be forced to sell or close the newspaper. Hearst said the Chronicle lost more than $50 million last year and added that, "this year's losses to date are worse." The Chronicle has had major losses each year since 2001, Hearst said. The closely-held media company said cost reductions including an unspecified reduction in union and non-union employees are needed to restore the Chronicle to health.
  • Muslim Congressman Called for Terrorist's Release in 2000

    01/21/2007 6:02:27 PM PST · by kellynla · 50 replies · 1,512+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 21, 2007 | Jay Baggett
    When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Minnesota freshman Rep. Keith Ellison for his recent swearing-in ceremony, the controversy over his taking the oath of office on the Quran overshadowed his earlier role in supporting a terrorist whose group tried to kill policemen and allegedly twice tried to murder Pelosi's fellow San Francisco lawmaker Sen. Diane Feinstein. On Feb.12, 2000, Ellison joined Bernadine Dohrn, one of the founders of the 1960s radical group the Weather Underground, and several other speakers at a fundraiser for recently arrested Kathleen Soliah, a.k.a. Sara Jane Olson. Kathleen Soliah, a.k.a. Sara Jane Olson Soliah – who...
  • End Farc 'hate', Betancourt urges ["Stockholm Syndrome" Alert!]

    07/07/2008 7:08:37 PM PDT · by melt · 48 replies · 862+ views
    BBC.co.uk ^ | 7/7/08 | BBC
    The recently freed Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt has urged an end to the Colombian government's "vocabulary of hate" against her former captors. Ms Betancourt, a former presidential candidate, was held hostage for six years by Marxist Farc rebels. But, while praising President Alvaro Uribe's work towards her release, she said it was time to end "extremist" language towards the Farc. Ms Betancourt is in Paris, where she flew after her release on Wednesday. "I think we have reached a point where we must change this radical, extremist vocabulary of hate of very strong words that intimately wound the human being,"...
  • Patty Hearst's bulldog wins at Westminster

    02/13/2008 3:10:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies · 619+ views
    Patty Hearst's bulldog wins at WestminsterFebruary 12, 2008 Patricia Hearst poses for a picture with her French bulldog, Diva. (AP) NEW YORK---- Uno the beagle turned Madison Square Garden into his own big, green backyard. He barked and bayed. He nipped at a newly printed sign. He tried to grab his leash. He took a flying leap at a piece of filet mignon. ''Snoopy would be proud,'' handler Aaron Wilkerson said Monday. ''He was being his merry little hound self.'' He also did something out of character: He became the first beagle to win the hound group at the Westminster...
  • Hearst to consider offers for Chronicle building, other S.F. sites (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/25/2007 7:32:17 AM PDT · by abb · 10 replies · 81+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | October 25, 2007 | Sam Zuckerman
    The Hearst Corp. is weighing a sale of The Chronicle building at Fifth and Mission streets and adjoining properties in the city's SoMa district in a bid to take advantage of the area's surging commercial real estate values, a top company official said Wednesday. The company is committed to keeping The Chronicle in San Francisco, said Stephen Hearst, vice president and general manager of San Francisco Realties, the Hearst Corp.'s West Coast land management unit. But he provided no details about a potential new location. "We've spoken to some leading developers in the last 30 days ... and will likely...
  • 1974: (Patty) Hearst 'Ransom' Provokes Violence

    02/22/2007 4:59:27 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 349+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-22-2007
    1974: Hearst 'ransom' provokes violence There have been near-riots in Los Angeles as the food distribution demanded as a ransom for kidnapped newspaper heiress, Patty Hearst, turned into farce. The $2 million (£870,000) food handout has been called the most bizarre ransom ever paid, and was in response to demands from Miss Hearst's kidnappers, the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). Distribution points were set up in slum areas throughout Los Angeles and San Francisco at the request of Randolph Hearst, Miss Hearst's father and the son of flamboyant tycoon William Randolph Hearst Long queues formed as up to 1,000 people gathered...
  • Claim: MediaNews cutting staff to prepare for Hearst deal (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/27/2006 7:52:10 AM PST · by abb · 9 replies · 307+ views
    Poynter Online ^ | November 27, 2006 | Carolyn Said
    Papers face new request Temporary halt to discussions sought in court - Carolyn Said, Chronicle Staff Writer Thursday, November 23, 2006 Click to View A federal judge is pondering a new request by San Francisco businessman Clint Reilly to temporarily put the brakes on a complex deal among the owners of almost all the daily newspapers in the Bay Area. Reilly, a real-estate investor and former candidate for mayor, filed an antitrust suit in July against Hearst Corp., publisher of The Chronicle, and MediaNews Group, publisher of the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune, Marin Independent Journal...
  • Backers plan ad blitz for new oil driller tax -Prop 87 sides each have more than $26 million...

    08/07/2006 12:57:45 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 24 replies · 486+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 7, 2006 | John Wildermuth
    Backers of a measure that would hit energy companies drilling in California with $4 billion in new taxes planned to start running a hard-hitting TV ad across the state today urging voters to "make oil companies pay.'' There's nothing subtle about the new ad, said Paul Begala, a consultant for Proposition 87. "We're not shy; our most important goal is to get California off its dependence on oil,'' said Begala, a former Clinton White House aide and CNN television commentator. "If you want support, you have to build support.'' Prop. 87 would tax companies for oil pumped in California, based...
  • WTAE shakes up anchor desk (Anchor booted for being conservative??? Alert)

    06/06/2006 6:47:29 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 25 replies · 1,263+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 6-6-06 (oh my!) | Timothy McNulty
    WTAE-TV has shuffled its weekday news anchor lineup, ending a 13-year relationship with anchor Scott Baker, promoting Wendy Bell and moving sports director Andrew Stockey to the morning news desk. The changes to the Channel 4 Action News team will become effective Monday, but it appears Baker has already left the station. Baker had no comment yesterday, and news director Bob Longo said he could not comment on personnel matters, saying only that Baker is "no longer going to be an anchor with the station." Baker's bio has already been removed from the station's Web site.
  • Surrounded by Singleton (SF Comical/Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    05/24/2006 4:04:36 PM PDT · by abb · 4 replies · 173+ views
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | May 24, 2006 | Charles Layton
    Scooping up the San Jose Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times gives Dean Singleton a mammoth cluster of newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area and poses a significant challenge to the San Francisco Chronicle. By Charles Layton Charles Layton (charlesmary@hotmail.com)is an AJR senior writer. Most major newspapers came of age in big cities, surrounded by smaller papers in the suburbs and outlying towns. These rivals may have nipped at their heels and cut into their circulation, but they never threatened the big papers' market dominance. But now, in the San Francisco Bay Area, a cluster of suburban papers...
  • Newspaper Circulation Declines 2.6 Percent

    05/08/2006 7:51:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 77 replies · 1,360+ views
    AP...BREITBART ^ | May 08 | SETH SUTEL
    Newspaper circulation fell 2.6 percent in the six-month period ending in March, according to data released Monday, as the industry continued to struggle with competition from other media outlets and the Internet. The decline in average paid weekday circulation was about the same as the previous time newspapers reported six-month circulation figures for the period ending last September, according to the Newspaper Association of America, a trade group. The NAA reported that average paid circulation at Sunday newspapers fell 3.1 percent versus the same period a year ago, also a comparable decline with the last time circulation figures were reported....
  • MediaNews agrees to buy Merc, CoCo Times

    04/26/2006 3:54:32 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 2 replies · 165+ views
    SF Chron ^ | 4/26/06 | Carolyn Said, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Denver's MediaNews Group agreed to buy the San Jose Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times -- the Bay Area's second and third largest newspapers -- from McClatchy Co., the companies said today. New York's Hearst Corp., publisher of The Chronicle and SFGate, is buying the Monterey County Herald and the St. Paul Pioneer Press of Minnesota from McClatchy and will transfer ownership of those papers to MediaNews in exchange for a stake in MediaNews' operations outside the Bay Area. The deal for all four papers was valued at $1 billion -- 11.5 times the paper's earnings before interest, taxes,...
  • The Gop's Star Behind The Star - Bob White Gets Things Done--Just Don't Call Him A Lobbyist

    05/20/2005 6:21:51 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 14 replies · 1,749+ views
    Monterey County Herald ^ | May. 20, 2005 | Dion Nissenbaum
    SACRAMENTO - California's capital is packed with more than 1,000 lobbyists, but when people want to make something happen in Sacramento, they often turn instead to Bob White, a genial Republican maestro who helped elect Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. White has an advantage lobbyists don't. While registered influence peddlers must reveal whom they work for, White calls himself a strategist who doesn't directly push for changes in state policy. That legal distinction allows White to conceal who his corporate clients are, even though he and members of his consulting firm, California Strategies, go to bat for them by exploiting a loophole...
  • Hearst Corp.-Calif. land deal finalized

    02/18/2005 6:25:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 645+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/18/05 | Lisa Leff - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the largest land conservation deals in California history became final Friday when the state and two private groups closed escrow on a $95 million agreement to preserve the nearly pristine stretch of coastal rangeland that surrounds Hearst Castle. Nearly all the 82,000-acre Hearst Ranch about 200 miles north of Los Angeles will remain undeveloped, while 13 miles of coastline that has been privately held for generations will transfer to the state for public access, according to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office. "The landscape and the coastline will remain pristine," said Nita Vail, executive director of...
  • Appeals court upholds dismissal of suit against news organizations (Islamic "Charity" Civil Suit)

    12/01/2004 5:10:29 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 4 replies · 404+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | December 2, 2004 | MIKE ROBINSON
    CHICAGO (AP) An appeals court Wednesday upheld the dismissal of an Islamic charity's civil suit accusing six news organizations and eight journalists of defaming the charity by reporting that it was under investigation for possible terrorist ties. The 33-page opinion by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals brushed aside claims by Global Relief Foundation based in suburban Bridgeview that there were serious doubts about whether the government could prove that it had ever supported terrorism. The news organizations, including The Associated Press, never wrote that the group had ties to terrorism but only that it was under investigation for...
  • CA: Hearst Ranch operating costs undisclosed days before purchase

    11/04/2004 8:56:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 386+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 11/4/04 | Paul Rogers
    Two days before it is scheduled to complete a $95 million deal to preserve the scenic Hearst Ranch, the Schwarzenegger administration still has not made public its estimates about how much the landmark purchase will cost taxpayers for new park rangers, maintenance and other expenses. --snip-- If Schwarzenegger officials stick with a rule they approved earlier this year aimed at curbing costs for new state parks, they would have to reject the Hearst deal because of its operating expenses. Or they could accept the deal, and keep costs down by closing Hearst's beaches to the public, which would be unpopular....
  • SIGN OF THE TIMES: INVENTING NEWS THAT DOESN'T EXIST....

    09/18/2003 8:11:18 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 14 replies · 378+ views
    Iconoclast ^ | Yale Kramer
    As in the days of yellow journalism, the Times can now be counted on to deliver the paper's biases on any page and in any article....
  • Hearst gives conservancy group until May to get funding for Calif. ranch deal

    03/25/2004 1:23:15 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 4 replies · 127+ views
    AP via San Diego Union Tribune ^ | March 25, 2004 | Tim Molloy
    SAN SIMEON – The Hearst Corp. has extended its deadline for a conservation group to come up with its share of $95 million to preserve vast stretches of ranch land surrounding Hearst Castle, a company attorney said. The deal calls for the San Francisco-based American Land Conservancy to give Hearst $80 million and for the state to grant $15 million in tax credits. The nonprofit conservancy is relying on multiple sources to fund its end of the agreement, including state money and donations from foundations and individuals. The agreement expired in February, but Hearst agreed to extend it until May....
  • U.S. fugitive will not be extradited if he faces death penalty: South Africa

    11/10/2002 12:17:33 AM PST · by sarcasm · 2 replies · 203+ views
    AFP ^ | November 10, 2002
    CAPE TOWN - The last fugitive member of a notorious 1970s U.S. revolutionary group will be extradited from South Africa only if U.S. authorities promise to spare him the death penalty, officials said Saturday. James Kilgore, once a key soldier in the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) that kidnapped newspaper heiress Patty Hearst in 1974 before co-opting her into its ranks, was arrested in Cape Town on Friday. "If the crime committed carries a death penalty, then our extradition act prohibits us to extradite that person to the requesting state," said South African Justice spokesman Paul Setsetse. "We have not received...
  • New Editor Hired to "Turnaround the Chronicle"

    09/21/2002 11:50:10 AM PDT · by TCSparkman · 11 replies · 211+ views
    www.Chronwatch.com ^ | September 20, 2002 | Jim Sparkman
    New Editor Hired to "Turnaround the Chronicle" Posted by the ChronWatch Editor, Jim Sparkman Friday, September 20, 2002 Thanks to Bob Holmgren for passing on an article from Philadelphia's citypaper.net. In the article we hear the real reasons for hiring 'Rosey' as the Chronicle's new managing editor. It will come as no surprise to CW readers to learn that the "powers that be" want the Chron "to be better, a helluva lot better." It's of some comfort to realize that our comments about the quality of the paper have been endorsed by the Hearst management. Note the comment about the...
  • Media aide bitches too much

    05/24/2002 12:45:55 PM PDT · by TheMole · 21 replies · 251+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2002 | Page Six
    <p>A LOWLY assistant at Hearst magazines was fired yesterday after telling her high-maintenance bosses in an anonymous memo: "Buy your own candy, stop rifling through my desk and, yeah, guess what - I have to p- - too!"</p> <p>The blistering harangue - which she posted on mediabistro.com’s "Bitch Box" - begins: "Hey editors, get off your [bleeping] high horses and come down and smell your trash. We are your editorial assistants - not your maids, your mothers or your personal assistants.</p>