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  • MSNBC unwittingly stumbles on Hezbollah counterfitting operation...and doesn't recognize it.

    07/26/2006 5:37:40 AM PDT · by MDspinboyredux · 120 replies · 4,412+ views
    July 24: As Israeli assaults continue, the humanitarian crisis in Lebanon worsens. NBC's Richard Engel reports from Beirut. Nightly News with Brian Williams Read the broadcast's blog, The Daily Nightly Latest news from
  • BILL KELLER ISN'T VERY BRIGHT (or else he thinks you aren't)

    06/27/2006 6:00:30 PM PDT · by Jameison · 35 replies · 869+ views
    Instapundit ^ | 06/27/2006 | GLENN REYNOLDS
    BILL KELLER ISN'T VERY BRIGHT, or else he thinks you aren't. How else to explain this passage in his apologia for the Times' publication of classified information about the terrorist financial surveillance program: "Some of the incoming mail quotes the angry words of conservative bloggers and TV or radio pundits who say that drawing attention to the government's anti-terror measures is unpatriotic and dangerous. (I could ask, if that's the case, why they are drawing so much attention to the story themselves by yelling about it on the airwaves and the Internet.)" I realize that the Times' circulation is falling...
  • Amazing Correction in New York Times ["Purple Star" wearers must read]

    05/13/2006 8:08:51 AM PDT · by aculeus · 47 replies · 1,744+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 12, 2006 | Unknown
    An article and a picture caption yesterday about the funeral of Sgt. Jose Gomez of Queens, who was killed on April 20 in Iraq, referred incorrectly to the Army representative who comforted his mother. She was a sergeant first class — an enlisted woman, not an officer. The article also misstated the name of a service medal that a general presented to Sergeant Gomez's mother. It is a Purple Heart, not a Purple Star. In some copies, a picture of the coffin being carried out of a funeral home carried an erroneous credit. The photographer was Ozier Muhammad of The...
  • Lauer: "Would Exxon Lower Prices to Help Out in This Time of Need?"

    05/03/2006 5:30:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies · 1,427+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein May 3, 2006 Matt Lauer conducted a wide-ranging interview this morning with Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of Exxon/Mobil. Lauer's tone was unantagonistic, and for that matter he was clearly grateful to Tillerson, the lone CEO among the Big Oil companies to accept Today's invitation. Still, there was some bad economics on display, along with a notable attempt by Matt Lauer to make the GOP look like ingrates to an industry with which they've been cozy. Tillerson put in a solid, undefensive performance. Here are highlights: Lauer: "Critics say the big oil companies crushed the competition and...
  • 'Gospel of Judas' Called An Authentic Fabrication

    04/07/2006 6:38:55 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 151 replies · 5,871+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | April 7, 2006 | BRUCE CHILTON
    The National Geographic Society released the manuscript of what is called "The Gospel of Judas" yesterday. By National Geographic's own account, a team first assembled by the Maecenas Foundation has been working on the text since 2001. As a result of press releases tied to publication of the text, widespread coverage has repeated the claim that this is an authentic and unique representation of the historical relationship between Jesus and Judas, and that Jesus encouraged Judas to betray him. Despite the careful work by scholars that has gone into a document of obvious interest, I have to express disappointment when...

    A Seaside man narrowly escaped with his life after being pistol-whipped in a gang-related dispute Friday morning, according to the Seaside Police Department. Police went to the 1300 block of Noche Buena Street around 11:15 a.m. A 19-year-old man told police that Hector Ramos, also 19, whom the victim was vaguely acquainted with, had struck him across the face with a pistol. Police said the victim suffered a broken nose. The man said that after Ramos pistol-whipped him, he loaded a chamber of the pistol, and then pointed the firearm at him. But when Ramos pulled the trigger, according to...
  • Media are shooting themselves in the foot

    02/17/2006 11:21:31 AM PST · by HolgerDansk · 17 replies · 1,182+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | Feb. 15th 2006 | GORDON DILLOW
    There was an astonishing amount of ignorance and incompetence on display in the Dick Cheney hunting accident. No, I'm not referring to the vice president's actions. Instead, I'm talking about the ignorance of so much of the news media on the subject of firearms. [...]
  • Newsweek Corrects Article on Falwell: "a salt ministry", not "assault ministry"

    01/31/2006 3:22:25 PM PST · by Jacksonville Patriot · 22 replies · 724+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 2/6/06 issue | Susannah Meadows
    Correction: In the original version of this report, NEWSWEEK misquoted Falwell as referring to "assault ministry." In fact, Falwell was referring to "a salt ministry"—a reference to Matthew 5:13, where Jesus says "Ye are the salt of the earth." We regret the error.
  • GMA's Gibson to President Bush: "Go Belly Up, Admit Things are Really Bad"

    01/30/2006 5:39:41 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 139 replies · 3,060+ views
    GMA/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein January 30, 2006 - 08:29 With all the speculation about Katie Couric moving to the CBS Evening News anchor desk, a guy like me whose shtick is to cover her antics at the Today show could be concerned about his blogging future. Not to worry. Flipping over to Good Morning America today reassured me: there is an apparently inexhaustible supply of liberal media bias and the talking heads to spout it. The topic was President Bush's impending State of the Union Address. In assembling its panel, GMA resorted to an old MSM trick - coupling a fire-breathing...
  • The Federalist Society accuses ABC Nightline of false and biased reporting

    01/26/2006 7:55:20 AM PST · by Thanatos · 8 replies · 926+ views
    Left Wing=Hate Website ^ | 1-16-2006 | Thanatos
    The Federalist Society has sent a letter to ABC Nightline where they demand that ABC News investigate the producer, reporter, and anchor in their report on Jan 23rd, 2006 where they accuse Supreme Court Justice Antione Scalia of violating judicial ethics laws in attending a Federalist Society CLE Course instead of watching Chief Justice Robert's swearing in ceremony. Here is the Letter from The Federalist Society: Mr. David Westin President ABC News 7 West 66th Street New York, NY 10023 Dear Mr. Westin: I write to express my deep disappointment and concern about a January 23rd report aired on ABC's...
  • Bush on 'Brokeback,' Didn't See, Can't Tell

    01/23/2006 3:54:22 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 127 replies · 3,677+ views
    LA Times (Media Pornographers) ^ | 1/23/06 | By Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writer
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush has long cultivated the image of a macho rancher, frequently donning his boots and Wrangler jeans to clear brush on his sprawling Texas property. But he was decidedly noncommittal today — and even a bit nonplused — when asked for his reaction to the most talked-about ranching film in years: "Brokeback Mountain." "I hadn't seen it," Bush told thousands of students and professors at Kansas State University, responding to a query from an audience member. "I'd be glad to talk about ranching, but I haven't seen the movie." The movie, featuring the love story of two...
  • A Drive to Clear Judas' Name? Hardly, Says Official - Msgr Calls Media Reports Baseless

    01/19/2006 5:05:46 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies · 565+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | January 19, 2006
    VATICAN CITY, JAN. 19, 2006 ( The Holy See has not launched a campaign to rehabilitate Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus, says a Vatican representative to whom the media have attributed words he never said. The question arose after the news that the Swiss-based Maecenas Foundation for Ancient Art and U.S.-based National Geographic magazine intended to publish at Easter the content of a first-century manuscript, with the apocryphal gospel of Judas. Until now, knowledge of this writing came only from the second-century bishop, St. Irenaeus. The announced publication sparked a debate in Italy over the figure of Judas Iscariot....
  • Connecting the Dots(NYT is nailed...again!)

    12/26/2005 9:04:58 AM PST · by kellynla · 53 replies · 2,306+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 26, 2005 | Jack O'Neill
    As one of the hundreds of thousands who has proudly worked for the National Security Agency either directly or as a subcontractor, I believe the New York Times missed the real story under its Dec. 16 headline "Bush lets U.S. spy on callers without courts." Here is why. The New York Times concedes the story starts with the CIA capture of top al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah in Pakistan in March 2002. With Zubaydah's capture came a treasure trove of eavesdropping intelligence sources -- e-mail addresses, cell phone numbers, and personal phone directories. These are prime intelligence sources that may...
  • Never Forget John Adam! (MSM Blunder of the Year w/pic)

    12/14/2005 11:38:01 AM PST · by add925 · 49 replies · 2,467+ views ^ | 12/14/05 | self
    Merry Christmas MSM! As our calendar year draws to a close, we have many MSM blunders to laugh about. Most have been "purged from the corporate archives" except those who helped expose the original blunder (FR included). This MSM Blunder of the Year Candidate hit in early February 2005.May we never forget John Adam and the MSM who so eagerly brought him before us.
  • Chicago Tribune Error: No Senator McCarthy vs. Senator McCarthy

    12/11/2005 8:15:41 AM PST · by Mike Bates · 5 replies · 228+ views ^ | 12/11/2005 | NewsBusters
    Today's Chicago Tribune carried a New York Times News Service article on the passing of Eugene J. McCarthy. The story notes: "As a senator, Mr. McCarthy was an unabashed liberal unafraid to take on Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) and his alarmist warnings about the communist menace." No doubt Senator Eugene McCarthy was an unabashed liberal on many issues. And it's very likely that he, at a minimum, questioned Senator Joe McCarthy's anti-Communist crusade. But, as a senator, he most certainly didn't "take on Sen. Joseph McCarthy." According to the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, Eugene McCarthy was elected...
  • Hey,mon, haunted by the ghost of ... Bob Marley?

    12/11/2005 5:38:20 AM PST · by csvset · 23 replies · 824+ views
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 11 dec 2005 | Peter Moore
  • Ted Koppel: It's Strange Dubya Opposed Saddam, Who Was Reagan's "S.O.B."

    11/26/2005 5:08:56 AM PST · by pissant · 86 replies · 2,055+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/25/05 | Tim Graham
    In his Monday chat with Charlie Rose on PBS, Ted Koppel played armchair general or armchair Secretary of State and explained why he would not have gone to war with Iraq, didn't see the urgent need to remove Saddam, saw no connection with terrorism, and worst of all, smeared Ronald Reagan as not caring about the gassing of Kurds in northern Iraq in 1988. This is, as a matter of historical record, untrue. Reagan went and denounced the gassing from the podium of the United Nations. Secretary of State George Shultz also denounced it in no uncertain terms. The ironic...
  • FOX News Misled Viewers on Climate Science, Says CSPP (Fox got it wrong on global warming)

    11/22/2005 1:49:06 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 68 replies · 2,721+ views
    Center for Science and Public Policy ^ | November 21, 2005 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Science and Public Policy (CSPP), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, says that before airing an hour-long special, titled "The Heat Is On: The Case of Global Warming," the FOX News Channel informed its viewers they were about to be misinformed on the science of global warming, and then proceeded to do just that. Said Robert Ferguson, Executive Director for CSPP, "Presenter Rick Folbaum and a cast of mostly non-scientists, celebrities and lawyers employed a transparent form of deception: telling only one side of a story or situation with intent to mislead. Worse,...
  • CNN's Carol Lin and the French "African-Americans"

    11/14/2005 4:15:21 AM PST · by Republican Red · 92 replies · 4,847+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 11, 2005 | David Lanza
    CNN's Carol Lin and the French "African-Americans" The Paris riots have highlighted more than any other issue in recent years not only the bias, but the ignorance of the "old media." Internet readers have studied the situation in Europe for years. Numerous writers, from Mark Steyn to Ba'at Yeor to Debbie Schlussel, have long predicted the decline of Europe and the jihad that we have seen over the past few weeks. But the "old media" personalities still have no clue as to what is going on. And their reporting and commentary has taken on an almost comical quality as a...
  • Media Distortion by Time magazine

    09/30/2005 11:36:38 PM PDT · by staytrue · 18 replies · 1,110+ views
    time magazine and free republic ^ | 10/1/2005 | staytrue/tgsltakoma
    A while ago, Freeper tgsltakoma pinged me to a bit of stupidity on the Time magazine website where they displayed this photo. (direct link here: She and I laughed about how clueless they were when they captioned the photo as anti Coulter protesters when they are really anti Kerry protesters. (Notice the "Communists for Kerry" part of the sign.) They have since wised up and put on their website the following: "Pro-G.O.P protesters at the Republican Convention in New York City last year Correction: The original caption incorrectly stated that these protesters were blasting Coulter" In the April 25,...