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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 MSNBC.com
  • 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 (Zenit.org).- 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
    foxnews.com ^ | 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
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 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: http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101050425/gallery/8.html) 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,...
  • AP: Clinton 'Accused' of Having Relations with Lewinsky

    09/23/2005 5:07:48 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 19 replies · 1,273+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 9/22/2005 | NewsBusters
    In reporting on a Chinese company marketing condoms under the brand names Clinton and Lewinsky, USA Today notes that Clinton "was accused of having a sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky, a former White House intern." Accused? Clinton himself ultimately admitted he "did have a relationship with Ms. Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong." Moreover, a Federal judge fined Clinton more than $90,000 for providing ""false, misleading and evasive answers" about his relationship with Lewinsky. No, Clinton was not just "accused" of intimacy with a White House intern. Simple justice requires an accurate account of what he...
  • VANITY: Levees deliberately opened to kill black people

    09/05/2005 7:38:59 AM PDT · by staytrue · 265 replies · 15,018+ views
    MSNBC | 9-5-05 | self
    Former presidents, Bush and Clinton gave a news conference today. Towards the end, as Bush and Clinton were walking off the stage, at about 10:20 am EST, I heard a female reporter shout a last question that went "how do you respond to rumors that the levees were intentionally opened ?"
  • The problem with the press - response to those who blame the Bush admin for the Gulf situation

    09/03/2005 7:32:29 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 59 replies · 1,441+ views
    September 03, 2005 | Dave - No Longer Free State
    As I sit watching DHS Secretary Chertoff hold a press conference, something has clarified itself that has been teasing the back of my mind for days now: The problem with the press corps, national and international, cub reporter to senior editor, is that the vast majority of them have never been responsible for something truly worthwhile in their lives. As a result, damn few of them can fathom the least complexity involved in the least element of this massive disaster relief effort that is going on, let alone fathom the vast complexity of the combined elements themselves. This is classic...
  • Breathtaking Ignorance at the Washington Post (New Orleans flooding)

    09/03/2005 9:23:23 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 29 replies · 2,067+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 3 September 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Here is the lede paragraph from a Washington Post Editorial today (3 September), entitled “Left Behind”: “THE LACK OF National Guard troops because of the war in Iraq; the Bush administration's failure to protect coastal wetlands; the reorganization of the Federal Emergency Management Agency: All have been blamed, somewhat arbitrarily, for the stunning scenes of chaos at the New Orleans Superdome and convention center, for the unprecedented floodwaters in the city, and for the huge numbers of people without food or water. But if blame is to be laid and lessons are to be drawn, one point stands out as...
  • Newspaper Apologizes to Bo Jackson for Reporting He Took Steroids

    04/10/2005 11:17:22 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies · 834+ views
    AP ^ | Apr 10, 2005
    Newspaper Apologizes to Bo Jackson for Reporting He Took Steroids The Associated Press Apr 10, 2005 ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) - A newspaper being sued by former pro football and baseball star Bo Jackson apologized to him Sunday and retracted part of a story saying he used steroids. "Jackson has stated publicly he has never used steroids," the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin said on its Web site. "We retract the quote and the further statement that the speaker personally witnessed this damage to his life. We apologize to Mr. Jackson, without reservation." In a story published March 24 under sports editor...
  • The Media’s Catechism

    04/09/2005 6:42:08 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 662+ views
    National Review ^ | 4/8/05 | National Review Editors
    Covering a big story, live, is hard, and journalists will make mistakes. When Christiane Amanpour of CNN described John Paul II in the hours after his death as "the first non-Catholic to be elected pope in more than 455 years," she provided some much-needed levity to the day. Nobody will hold it against her. What is more problematic is the media's unconscious tendentiousness in describing the teachings of this pope and his Church. The Pope, nearly everyone said, was a complex man: He was progressive on economics, war, and the death penalty, yet took doctrinaire and divisive positions on moral...
  • Web Site Claims GI Captured in Iraq

    02/01/2005 11:22:09 AM PST · by Peach · 1,039 replies · 51,271+ views
    My Way News ^ | February 1, 2005 | ROBERT H. REID
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi militants claimed in a Web statement Tuesday to have taken an American soldier hostage and threatened to behead him in 72 hours unless the Americans release Iraqi prisoners. The posting, on a Web site that frequently carried militants' statements, included a photo of what appeared to be an American soldier in desert fatigues seated with his hands tied behind his back. A gun barrel was pointed at his head, and he is seated in front of a black banner emblazoned with the Islamic profession of faith, "There is no god but God and Muhammad is...
  • Iraq Group Says Holds U.S. Soldier - Web (GI Joe doll?)

    02/01/2005 9:27:11 AM PST · by 1LongTimeLurker · 178 replies · 18,540+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/1/05 | Reuters
    DUBAI (Reuters) - A little-known Iraqi insurgent group said on Tuesday it was holding a U.S. soldier and threatened to kill him within 72 hours if Iraqi prisoners were not released, according to an Internet statement. "Our mujahideen ... have managed to capture the American soldier John Adam after killing a number of his colleagues," said the Mujahideen Squadrons in the undated statement. It carried a picture appearing to show a U.S. soldier sitting in front of a black banner with a rifle pointed at his head. The authenticity of the claim, which did not say where the man was...

    12/30/2004 3:37:48 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 29 replies · 966+ views
    Daily Mirror/Guardian | December 30, 2004 | Daily Mirror/Guardian
  • Post Blunders, Dems Join In (and Specter too!)

    12/26/2004 8:24:56 AM PST · by hipaatwo · 22 replies · 1,180+ views
    Betsy Newmark wrote us to point out that her daughter's blog had reported on an error committed on Friday by the Washington Post: an error that resulted in this anti-administration headline: "Change Means Fewer Students Will Be Eligible For Pell Grants". The article claimed that 80,000 to 90,000 low-income students would be knocked out of the Pell program on account of new regulations issued by the Department of Education. Yesterday, the Post issued a correction. Actually, the new regulations, which are based on updated government data, will expand the number eligible for grants, even though some will become ineligible at...
  • Rumsfeld needles media as troops bemoan bad press

    12/24/2004 8:34:27 AM PST · by wjersey · 30 replies · 2,268+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/24/2004 | Reuters
    MOSUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Friday took a delighted dig at the media after troops he was visiting in Iraq complained their good works were ignored by the press while disasters grabbed the headlines. A soldier at his first stop in Mosul asked Rumsfeld how the "propaganda" worked? Rumsfeld, under attack since he appeared to brush aside a question about poor equipment from a U.S. soldier in Kuwait that later turned out to have been composed with help from a reporter, jumped at the opportunity to turn the tables. "That doesn't sound like a question placed...
  • Blame the morons, not the messenger (Free Republic mentioned as dumbed down)

    11/23/2004 1:01:45 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 124 replies · 2,887+ views
    NJ.com ^ | Tuesday, November 23, 2004 | Paul Mulshine
    An unfortunate byproduct of George W. Bush's political strategy is that his success has depended on moving the base of the Republican Party down into a demographic that should by all rights be Democratic. That's right, I'm talking about the moron vote. This was best illustrated by that recent incident in Fallujah in which a cameraman caught on tape the shooting of an Iraqi prisoner by a U.S. Marine. The Marine apparently presumed the Iraqi was pretending to be dead for the purpose of preparing a later ambush. Now the Marine has been removed from duty and may be court-martialed....
  • The Pentagon strikes back

    11/20/2004 9:20:41 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 18 replies · 1,074+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 19, 2004 | Debra J. Saunders
    "America is a strange country. All of its best generals are journalists," quipped Defense Undersecretary Douglas J. Feith in the middle of an interview Thursday. Touché, as fencers say. I never served in the military, haven't been to Iraq and don't know if the criticism that the Bush administration has not put enough troops in Iraq is accurate or not -- although I pay attention when veterans who return from Iraq say as much. So I'll pass on what Feith said to me and you can decide. Columnist Thomas Friedman wrote in the New York Times Thursday that more troops...
  • Is the media about to make the same mistake in Florida???

    10/30/2004 12:07:13 AM PDT · by GLDNGUN · 22 replies · 861+ views
    I was just watching Wolf Blitzed on CNN yakking away about CNN's wondrous, marvelous, stupendous, scintillating, extraordinary wall-to-wall election night coverage. They even have a screen for each state! Goody! Now if they only knew what they were talking about. Wolf pointed to the Florida screen and talked about polls closing there at 8 PM Eastern time. This is the BIG mistake they made in 2000 that cost Bush who knows how many votes in the western most part of the state. In the Florida panhandle, conservative GOP country, polls are open an hour later due to time zone difference....
  • Behind the TIMES - The “paper of record” doesn’t understand the terrorist threat.

    10/18/2004 9:07:41 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 3 replies · 540+ views
    NRO ^ | October 18, 2004, 8:40 a.m. | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Let's imagine it's August 2001. And let's pretend that the Clinton Justice Department never erected the procedural war that, to borrow the words Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick wrote in 1995, went "beyond what is legally required" in obstructing communications between the FBI's intelligence division and its criminal investigators. As a result, let's say the FBI connects its dots. When an intelligence agent realizes terrorists Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi (two of the eventual 9/11 hijackers) are in the country and asks the Bureau's criminal division for help in locating them, headquarters encourages a cooperative effort instead of turning him...
  • Reporters Aren’t Biased, Just Stupid!!! (Vanity by Me) True

    10/17/2004 2:57:21 PM PDT · by Defendingliberty · 38 replies · 868+ views
    Reporters Aren’t Biased, Just Stupid!!! Let’s face it; most of the crop of reporters running around in the media today is Uneducated. The local beat reporters are 22-30 years old and don’t know much about history or about life. Here is my anecdotal evidence. Every time I see a reporter at an event I ask, “Where is Guadalcanal?” The most common answer, “I just moved here.” I ask “Who is Tojo?” The most common answer is a blank stare. Ok, so they don’t know World War 2 history. They don’t know Stalin, Chairman Mao or Pol Pot and they think...
  • Partisan Bias in Newspapers? (Misrepresenting news about the economy)

    10/06/2004 9:20:37 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 16 replies · 726+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 6, 2004 | Kevin A. Hassett and John R. Lott Jr.
    A Study of Headlines Says Yes Economists have been puzzled this year by the persistence with which perceptions about the economy have lagged the economic data. For the most recent 12-month period for which we have data, for example, the economy grew almost exactly as fast as it did during the best 12-month period during President Clinton's two terms. But the economic mood of the country has been much different. It isn't just the economy that influences people's perceptions. In research we just released, we find that media coverage is also an important determinant. We found that newspaper headlines reporting...
  • The media that couldn't shoot straight

    10/01/2004 2:32:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 700+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 30, 2004 | Larry Elder
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=40699 Thursday, September 30, 2004 The media that couldn't shoot straight Posted: September 30, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Larry Elder © 2004 Laurence A. Elder Can Americans now purchase assault weapons? If you listen to some pols and mainstream media, you probably cannot answer that question. In 1994, Congress passed and President Clinton signed a 10-year ban on so-called "assault weapons." In reality, the bill outlawed certain semiautomatic weapons with cosmetic features that made them look, well, military. The law banned the manufacture and...
  • ABC News Accidently Posts AP Recap of tonight's debate well before the event even takes place

    09/30/2004 3:58:38 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 78 replies · 5,005+ views
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. Sept. 30, 2004 — After a deluge of campaign speeches and hostile television ads, President Bush and challenger John Kerry got their chance to face each other directly Thursday night before an audience of tens of millions of voters in a high-stakes debate about terrorism, the Iraq war and the bloody aftermath. The 90-minute encounter was particularly crucial for Kerry, trailing slightly in the polls and struggling for momentum less than five weeks before the election. The Democratic candidate faced the challenge of presenting himself as a credible commander in chief after a torrent of Republican criticism...
  • AOL says that National Guard isn't military service

    09/18/2004 9:49:39 AM PDT · by bust · 27 replies · 1,162+ views
    America Online | 9/18/04 | AOL News with Time
    http://www.aol.com/ Click the link and go to the area where they let you "discover" who you need to vote for. Go through the Q&A section. Towards the end it has a tricky little question about how important it is to you that a candidate has served in the military. Kerry is "yes". Bush is "no". National Guard isn't service to our country?!

    09/14/2004 7:37:33 PM PDT · by ShugahPop · 21 replies · 821+ views
    Second Amendment Foundation ^ | Sept 14 2004 | Second Amendment Foundation
    BELLEVUE, WA— For the second time in less than a week, ABC News anchor Peter Jennings has erroneously reported on an aspect of so-called “assault weapons,” claiming in an ABC Radio report broadcast Monday afternoon that the husband of Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) was killed with an assault rifle. “That is not true, and even the slightest research effort by Jennings or a research assistant would have shown that Dennis McCarthy was killed with a 9mm pistol, purchased legally in California by a racist lunatic named Colin Ferguson,” said Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF). “With this...
  • ABC Radio News "extends" Assault Weapon Ban

    09/13/2004 7:30:18 AM PDT · by Atlas Sneezed · 28 replies · 1,262+ views
    ABC News Radio ^ | 9-13-04 | ABC Radio
    In a report on the AWB at the top of the recent hour, the report stated that banned rifles would go on sale TOMORROW. In fact, the ban expired at midnight. This is verified by the Official ATF fact sheet, which states: "As of September 13, 2004, the provisions of Public Law 103-322, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, covering semiautomatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices are no longer in effect. The regulations implementing these provisions also are no longer in effect." http://www.atf.gov/firearms/saw-factsheet.htm
  • "Comments from Editor at the Cincinnati Post".

    09/13/2004 5:54:10 PM PDT · by AMDG&BVMH · 36 replies · 1,650+ views
    The Cincinnati Post OnLine ^ | 9/13/2004 | Editorial, Cincinnati Post
    Cincinnati Post ^ [This is the previous thread I am referring to] Posted on 09/13/2004 7:44:09 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko "This tripe is in today's Cincinnati Post. " ~snip~ [This is part of the Post article] "What's new in the documents CBS has obtained is information that he had a direct order to show up -- and just plain did not. Other documents make it sound as if there were efforts from on high to have Bush's superiors do unearned favors for the young man. None of this reflects well on Bush, and those opposed to his re-election say the...
  • Bush's past is catching up

    09/13/2004 7:44:09 AM PDT · by HawaiianGecko · 34 replies · 2,251+ views
    This tripe is in today's Cincinnati Post.  They don't even mention that the documents are in question. They just ramble on.  There should be something legal that somebody can do to shut this disinformation down.  This country is slowly being taken over by a lying media and a bunch of punk activist judges/lawyers."What's new in the documents CBS has obtained is information that he had a direct order to show up -- and just plain did not. Other documents make it sound as if there were efforts from on high to have Bush's superiors do unearned favors for the young...
  • This is Amazing, CBS Used Handwriting Not Typewriting Analyst...

    09/10/2004 6:17:59 PM PDT · by kcinnh · 106 replies · 2,872+ views
    Drudge ^ | 09/10/2004 | Drudge
    'KEY CHALLENGES TO NATIONAL GUARD DOCUMENTS ANSWERED' Fri Sep 10 2004 19:03:11 ET The biggest challenges to the authenticity of the documents featured in the 60 MINUTES segment on President Bush's Texas National Guard service are answered in a report to be broadcast on the CBS EVENING NEWS tonight (6:30-7:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The report states that the type style, typewriter and the superscript function critics claim did not exist at the time the memos from President Bush's former Texas National Guard commander were typed were indeed all available. In fact, similar raised "th" superscripts have...
  • Old memos bring new turbulence for Bush (MSN still running story even after forgeries revealed)

    09/10/2004 5:25:31 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 765+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Friday, September 10, 2004
    <p>President Bush’s Vietnam-era military service returned to the forefront of the race for the White House on Thursday after a host of media outlets reported details about the president's suspension from flying in the Texas Air National Guard.</p>
  • CNN Still Ignoring Falsity Of Docs

    09/10/2004 12:22:24 AM PDT · by chunkycheese · 35 replies · 1,215+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/09/04
    Nothing shocking here, of course, but notable still, on this historic day in the blogosphere.
  • Seattle P-I running dubunked Bush docs in big headline (Day after questions arose)

    09/09/2004 10:38:58 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 25 replies · 1,479+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 9/9/04 | me
    I suggest a letter to the editor is in order! editpage@seattlepi.com
  • The Washington Post for Idiots

    08/19/2004 8:47:49 PM PDT · by Mississippi Individual · 18 replies · 715+ views
    The Washington Post | 8/19/04
    Can anyone please explain to me how the headline of this article, obviously only what most ignorant Americans will read, reconciles with the last two lines (my red)?   Am I missing something or is this not absolutely amazing?  It's one thing to mislead in an article assuming readers won't question the source, but it's an absolute insult (or validation of) their readers' ignorance to have a headline that is directly contradicted two paragraphs later.   Stewart   Abu Ghraib Probe Points to Top BrassBy Josh White and Thomas E. RicksWashington Post Staff WritersFriday, August 20, 2004; Page A01 An...
  • Poland demands Ottawa censure CTV over 'insult'

    08/18/2004 9:03:10 AM PDT · by lizol · 53 replies · 2,014+ views
    National Post ^ | Aug. 18, 2004
    Poland demands Ottawa censure CTV over 'insult' OTTAWA - Poland has asked the Canadian government to take action against broadcaster CTV for refusing to apologize to viewers for referring to a Nazi German concentration camp in Poland as a "Polish camp."