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  • David Fahrenthold: The Clintons' Jane Mayer of 2016?

    09/22/2016 9:50:16 PM PDT · by an amused spectator · 5 replies
    The Internet, Free Republic and the Washington Post | September 23, 2016 | aas
    The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold (D-Harvard) is currently yammering mightily about Donald Trump's charitable foundations. However, when Fahrenthold and his "watchdog media" buds at the Post reviewed the dirty dealings at the Clinton Foundation in June of last year, the "vigilant pack" was strangely silent. It appears as though David Fahrenthold is 2016's version of 1998's Jane Mayer of The New Yorker. When the Clinton crime machine needed a hitpiece on Linda Tripp in 1998, Jane Mayer stepped to the plate for the Clinton machine. Not many people knew that Mayer's husband, William Hamilton [in the DC political incest pool,...
  • 3 Major Problems With ‘Confirmation,’ HBO’s Anita Hill History Rewrite

    04/18/2016 1:43:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/18/2016 | Mollie Hemingway
    Some of us are old enough to remember the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation battle. We were shocked when reports first surfaced that Thomas, a well-regarded former chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, was being accused of sexual harassment. But then we heard his accuser’s ever-changing and uncorroborated testimony, and we compared it with the testimony of a dozen close female colleagues who effusively praised Thomas as a boss known for how well he treated the women around him. We learned that his accuser Anita Hill’s testimony was contradicted by data and evidence. Thomas won his confirmation battle....
  • New Yorker's Jane Mayer: Koch Brothers Reaping Racism and Hate Through Trump Triumph

    03/19/2016 6:38:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 19, 2016 | Clay Waters
    Journalist Jane Mayer issued another twisted attack on her own Enemy No. 1, the libertarian industrialist Koch brothers, from her New Yorker magazine perch. “Who Sponsored The Hate?”, posted March 15, left no doubt as to who she thinks is responsible for the current Trumpian climate of political vituperation. Mayer recently released Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, which focuses on the Koch brothers. For years she has issued dark, often conspiratorial threats about the Midwestern oil and chemical industrialists, guilty of trying to convince voters of the rightness of their...
  • The Foundations behind the Left

    01/19/2016 8:40:59 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 4 replies
    Red State ^ | Jan 19 2016 | Jon Henke
    Over a decade ago, the New York Post's Ryan Sager published a blockbuster story, showing that "campaign finance reform has been an immense scam perpetrated...by a cadre of left-wing foundations and disguised as a "mass movement." Based on the astonishing testimony of Sean Treglia, who ran the campaign finance reform effort for Pew Trusts, Sager reported that...(continued at link)
  • Why the Koch brothers drive liberals nuts

    01/26/2016 11:29:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1/22/2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Jane Mayer of The New Yorker has a new book out: “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.” It’s mostly about those old devils the Koch brothers. Charles and David Koch are billionaires. They own a very big company. They also are very prominent philanthropists, giving hundreds of millions to cancer research, concert halls and other worthy causes. But what makes them hated and feared by progressives such as Mayer is their political work. They help fund some organizations and foundations, some purely educational, some partisan. To listen to the left, they...
  • George Soros and Other Lefty Moneybags Types Aren't Primarying Lousy Old Democrats Because ...

    05/25/2012 2:18:11 AM PDT · by Kukai · 8 replies
    Reason.com ^ | May 24, 2011 | Matt Welch
    Former Reasoner David Weigel has an interesting article up that seeks to answer why there aren't any Club For Growth/FreedomWorks/Tea Party/Paulista-style primary-election challenges to the worst of the Democratic Party's status quo (like, say, the execrable Dianne Feinstein). This section in particular is unintentionally revealing: Two months ago, Progressive Insurance founder Peter Lewis left the Democracy Alliance, a lefty donor coalition. Earlier this month, billionaire George Soros made his first 2012 political donations—$1 million each to America Votes and American Bridge 21st Century. That’s $23.5 million less than he gave to liberal groups in 2004. According to David McKay, chairman...
  • NSA CS Man: My Tracking Algorithm Was 'Twisted' By the Government [gov't spying on you]

    05/16/2011 5:53:27 PM PDT · by Clint Williams · 17 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 5/16/11 | Soulskill
    decora writes "Crypto-mathematician Bill Binney worked in the Signals Intelligence Automation Research Center at the NSA. There, he worked on NSA's ThinThread program; a way to monitor the flood of internet data from outside the US while protecting the privacy of US citizens. In a new interview with Jane Mayer, he says his program 'got twisted. ... I should apologize to the American people. It's violated everyone's rights. It can be used to eavesdrop on the whole world. ... my people were brought in, and they told me, "Can you believe they're doing this? They're getting billing records on US...
  • Covering up for George Soros

    08/31/2010 3:24:48 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 31, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    The sinister, omnipresent moneybags of the American left, George Soros, knows that distraction and misdirection make for a good defense. So do his many lackeys and sympathizers in the American media. Recently, the left has built up two conservative billionaire brothers as their latest bogeymen. I am referring to the libertarians Charles and David Koch, who fund, among other groups, Americans for Prosperity. First Barack Obama lambasted them, and his minions in the media dutifully followed. Jane Mayer's 10,000-word article in the New Yorker, titled "Covert Operations: the billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama," has been widely...
  • New Yorker Hit Piece Demonizes Koch Brothers for Thought Crime of Supporting Conservative Causes

    08/23/2010 3:53:48 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 23, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Tea Parties are driving the liberals crazy. They charged that Tea Partiers were racists but that pretty much backfired on them when they were unable to collect on the $100,000 Breitbart prize offered for any video evidence of racial epithets that were supposedly hurled at congressmen on March 20 at the Capitol. Now it seems that they have gone back to the Nancy Pelosi charge of accusing the grassroots Tea Party of being an "astroturf" organization. And who is suposedly financing them? According to a New Yorker hit piece article written by Jane Mayer, much of the money is...
  • Cafferty Condemns Congress for Not Pursuing 'King George' for War Crimes

    07/17/2008 2:24:02 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 74+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You might call Jack Cafferty the Dennis Kucinich of the media. Actually, the CNN commentator would go the Dem congressman one better. Not content with mere impeachment, Cafferty has condemned Congress for not pursuing the possible prosecution of President Bush—to whom he sneeringly refers as "King George"—for war crimes. The CNN commentator put war-crime prosecution on the table during his Cafferty File segment on this afternoon's CNN "Situation Room." View video here.
  • Report: Harsh Methods Used On 9/11 Suspect(Cry me a river barf alert)

    08/06/2007 9:22:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies · 1,657+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2007 | Josh White, Julie Tate and Joby Warrick
    Article Details Torture That Mastermind Said He Endured Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was subjected to the CIA's harshest interrogation methods while he was held in secret prisons around the world for more than three years, part of an interrogation regimen that the International Committee of the Red Cross has called "tantamount to torture," according to a New Yorker article to be published on the magazine's Web site today. In a 12-page article released yesterday, reporter Jane Mayer analyzes the development of the CIA's secret interrogation techniques and writes that a...