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  • Jonah Lehrer’s Journalistic Misdeeds at Wired.com

    09/01/2012 6:46:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | August 31, 2012 | Charles Seife
    For the past three months, Jonah Lehrer, science journalist, author of three books, and (former) New Yorker staff writer has been under siege. In mid-June, he was accused of recycling his old work and publishing it as new. Since then, a number of accounts assert that Lehrer committed the two mortal sins of journalism: fabrication and plagiarism. Before Lehrer joined The New Yorker, he was one of the premier bloggers at Wired.com; the site still boasts several hundred blog posts he wrote for his Frontal Cortex blog. Quite naturally, when the Lehrer scandal first broke, the editors at Wired.com worried...
  • Do the math: US deficit $$ just don't add up

    04/05/2011 3:33:35 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 5, 2011 | John Crudele
    Let me start today with some numbers so I can immediately put you to sleep. In fiscal year 2009, Washington said the country had a deficit of $1.4 trillion. In fiscal year 2010, which ended last September, Washington was pleased to announce that the deficit was only $1.3 trillion. I don't know about you but I do not find either of those numbers comforting, especially when the total debt being carried by the US is now a stunning $13.5 trillion. Remember the good ol' days -- like in the early 2000s -- when annual deficits that skyrocketed to, say, $200...
  • Inaccurate, biased reporting on Obama-Abbas meeting

    06/10/2010 6:03:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 343+ views
    american thinker ^ | 6/10/10 | Leo Rennert
    In its June 10 edition, the Washington Post runs an article by Michael Shear about President Obama's meeting with Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in the White House. The article is both inaccurate about Obama's pledge of more aid to the Palestinians and also biased with its total silence about a strong disagreement between the two leaders about continued anti-Israel incitement by the Palestinian Authority ("Obama seeks new approach on Gaza -- He calls for Israeli blockade to consider aid as well as security" page A9). Shear writes that the White House announced "that it was increasing aid to Gaza by...
  • Obama's Health Care 'Horror Story' Inaccurate

    09/29/2009 3:09:19 AM PDT · by Son House · 14 replies · 1,132+ views
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | September 29, 2009 | FOXNEWS.com
    But not for the reasons Obama cites. She "was about to get a double mastectomy when her insurance company canceled her policy because she forgot to declare a case of acne," he said in one telling. Beaton did not lose her insurance because she failed to own up to a skin problem in her past. She lost it because, when enrolling in the plan, she had not reported a previous heart condition and did not list her weight accurately. Obama tells stories of real-life hardships repeatedly, in his speech to a joint session of Congress, in interviews and at his...
  • Obama Claim of AARP Endorsement 'Inaccurate'

    08/12/2009 3:15:42 AM PDT · by Son House · 22 replies · 1,327+ views
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | August 12, 2009 | FOXNEWS.com
    At the town hall in Portsmouth, N.H., Obama said, "We have the AARP onboard because they know this is a good deal for our seniors." He added, "AARP would not be endorsing a bill if it was undermining Medicare." But Tom Nelson, AARP's chief operating officer, said, "Indications that we have endorsed any of the major health care reform bills currently under consideration in Congress are inaccurate." "This is not about putting the government in charge of your health insurance," Obama told the crowd at an area high school. "I don't believe anyone should be in charge of your health...
  • Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship

    06/15/2009 10:02:44 AM PDT · by airedale · 4 replies · 239+ views
    Wikipedia | vanity
    This article at wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moroccan-American_Treaty_of_Friendship is totally inaccurate and helps the lie that Obama told about it in his speech in Cairo about our long friendship with Islamic nations. This was the treaty to prevent our ships from being attacked by the Barbary Pirates and was soon abrogated by them and resulted in the war against the Barbary Pirates. Can someone please correct it.
  • Donald Rumsfeld covered Iraq briefing papers with Biblical texts

    05/17/2009 8:34:38 PM PDT · by Irish Rose · 53 replies · 1,651+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 17 May 2009 | Alex Spillius
    Donald Rumsfeld covered Iraq briefing papers with Biblical texts According to a report in GQ magazine the religious texts were imposed over pictures of the US armed forces engaged in the war. Shown to only a small circle of senior advisers, the pages were first used on the eve of the 2003 invasion and were designed to provide support and encouragement to Mr Bush, a Christian who often cited the Bible while in office. Some Pentagon officials feared that if the documents were leaked at the height of the conflict, the use of Christian language to justify the invasion of...
  • Middle East Map of War

    03/19/2008 8:51:08 AM PDT · by yooling · 9 replies · 620+ views
    Mapsofwar.com ^ | 3/18/08 | Maps of War
    I found this really cool map/flash movie. It has a moving timeline that corresponds with the changing map. Click on the link.Maps of War
  • Fact Sheet: John Kerry's 22 Inaccurate Statements Last Night

    10/14/2004 1:16:12 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 46 replies · 2,018+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | October 14, 2004
    1.   Fox News' Carl Cameron Said Kerry's Claim To Have Personally Authored 56 Bills "Not Entirely Accurate."  CARL CAMERON:  "That's not entirely accurate. Some of them were bills that he cosponsored or worked with and by putting his name on it.  In legislative parlance, being a cosponsor does not necessarily mean that one is a principal in the writing of the legislation but one who has joined on it." (Fox News' "Special Debate Coverage," 10/13/04) Since Joining The U.S. Senate In 1985, Kerry Has Been The Lead Sponsor On 316 Bills, Only 5 (1.6 Percent) Of Which Became Law.  (Thomas...
  • Putin: Ally or Terrorist? (Russian FSB/KGB Real Culprits Behind "Chechen Terrorism")

    09/21/2004 8:24:29 PM PDT · by GIJoel · 665 replies · 11,270+ views
    The New American ^ | February 2002 | William Jasper
    Putin: Ally or Terrorist? by William F. Jasper Counting Vladimir Putin as an ally against terrorism ignores his career in the murderous KGB/FSB and his ongoing support for terrorist regimes and organizations. ‘‘Lena Goncharuk, aged 38, said that she was the only one to survive out of a group of six who were ordered out of the cellar where they had been hiding and shot at point blank range. Resting in her hospital bed, her voice barely rising above a whisper, she said she had survived only by pretending to be dead." So reported Paul Wood from the Chechen border...
  • State says flier about charter school is inaccurate, improper

    12/17/2003 4:27:52 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 4 replies · 201+ views
    The Salem News ^ | Wednesday, December 17, 2003 | By TOM DALTON
    SALEM - A flier the School Department sent home to parents about the new Salem Academy Charter School was "entirely inappropriate" and had claims that were untrue, according to the Massachusetts Department of Education. Several top state education officials reviewed the flier, which was printed by the Salem Public Schools and warned parents about signing up for the new public charter school that will open here in September. "It is not illegal to (send out the flier), but it is improper and entirely inappropriate," said Heidi Perlman, a state education spokeswoman who conferred with the department's general counsel, Rhoda Schneider....
  • Leftist Salon.Com Writer Joe Conason Is Joe Dirt

    09/24/2003 1:33:49 PM PDT · by ultimate_robber_baron · 7 replies · 1,597+ views
    The Hawaii Reporter ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2003 | Stuart K. Hayashi
    Meet Joe Dirt Stuart K. Hayashi In 2001, comedian David Spade came out with a movie titled "The Adventures of Joe Dirt." It now appears that the film was about Joe Conason, the author of "Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth" and an editorialist for the liberal-biased Salon.com. In the person of Brad Pitt, you've already Met Joe Black. Now Meet the Real Joe Dirt. His book purports to expose how right-wingers harness the corporate media to brainwash society. Instead of demonstrating such, however, Joe is too busy flinging his Dirt around. In two...