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  • Are You Ready For...Vice President Newt Gingrich?

    05/24/2016 11:16:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 218 replies ^ | Guy Benson
    Really interesting stuff from National Review's Eliana Johnson, whose latest campaign dispatch sheds light on just how close Newt Gingrich has become with the presumptive Republican nominee -- and how hard the former House Speaker is said to be lobbying behind the scenes for a spot on the ticket. Are you ready for Trump/Gingrich 2016, America? Gingrich has, in effect, launched his own campaign to secure the nomination. “I think Newt is lobbying to be the vice president, and I think their people are paying a lot of attention to him,” says Ed Rollins, a Republican operative and former Gingrich...
  • Poll: Most Americans Say Send Ground Troops to Fight ISIS

    12/06/2015 4:20:48 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | December 6, 2015 | By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    With President Barack Obama set to address the nation on ISIS and terrorism tonight, a new CNN/ORC Poll finds Americans increasingly displeased with the President's handling of terrorism and more willing to send U.S. ground troops into the fight against ISIS. For the first time in CNN/ORC polling, a majority of Americans (53%) say the U.S. should send ground troops to Iraq or Syria to fight ISIS. At the same time, 6-in-10 disapprove of the President's handling of terrorism and 68% say America's military response to the terrorist group thus far has not been aggressive enough.
  • Everything You Think About the Media Is Wrong

    10/26/2015 5:54:46 AM PDT · by Duke C. · 50 replies
    RCS ^ | Alex B. Berezow
    We have heard it many times. We in the mass media are ignorant and deceptive partisans, propagandists, and shills. The rest of us are just mindless puppets. The 24-hour news cycle is responsible for dividing America and dumbing down political discourse. In short, modern journalism is the worst thing to happen to the U.S. since Justin Bieber crossed the border. True, journalism isn't perfect. But such widespread disdain toward journalists is predicated upon exaggerations and misconceptions. A recent, eye-opening literature review by a professor from Stockholm University in Annual Review of Economics examined the impact of the mass media on...
  • The Story That Tells Everyone Who the Cop-Sack Really Is… You’ll Be Shocked! [ Waco ]

    07/18/2015 6:17:59 AM PDT · by JJ_Folderol · 133 replies
    Wicked Bitch Blog ^ | Undated, Recent | Amy Irene White
    ...When they headed to Twin Peaks that day, there was never a peaceful meeting planned. The Bandidos had no idea anything was going down, which is why they had a rather sad showing of attendance in comparison to the people brought in by the Cossacks. Several of the men in that club claim that they had other plans that day and were called in to Twin Peaks that very morning. They arrived in a forceful showing of numbers and soon flooded the patio and parking lot with Cossacks. Many witnesses say that the Cossacks posted themselves like sentries all around...

    09/28/2010 9:46:53 AM PDT · by Syncro · 19 replies · 1+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Ann Coulter
    BREAKING: JAYSON BLAIR NOW WORKING AT POLITICO!September 28, 2010 Excerpts from a Politico reporter who seems not to have been at the event he was allegedly reporting on, probably because he's homophobic: “The broad surge in the conservative grassroots made it as far as PayPal founder Peter Thiel’s grand apartment overlooking New York’s Union Square Tuesday night, where about 150 backers of the conservative gay group GOProud gathered to laugh at Ann Coulter’s red meat riffs on Democrats, blacks, and the Obamas at a fundraiser organizers touted as ‘Homocon.’” The event was Saturday night -- not "Tuesday" -- there...
  • Campaigns going strong as Kennedy seat race heads into final days (Did he really say that?)

    01/14/2010 9:32:51 AM PST · by worst-case scenario · 141 replies · 2,880+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 01/13/2010 | Matt Viser, Globe Staff
    From the article: He also claimed that he was unfamiliar with the “Tea Party movement,” when asked by a reporter. When told that different people labeled him a conservative, moderate and a liberal Republican, he responded “I’m a Scott Brown Republican.”
  • Reporter takes stumble chasing Mass. candidate [Boston Globe Spins to Protect Coakley]

    01/13/2010 8:50:35 AM PST · by freespirited · 65 replies · 2,844+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 01/13/10
    A reporter trying to question Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley was involved in a scuffle with one of her aides. John McCormack of the Weekly Standard fell Tuesday night as he tried to speak with the Democrat while simultaneously videotaping her and trying to pass a metal grate on a Washington sidewalk. Photos and video of the incident show Coakley aide Michael Meehan trying to help McCormack up. A scuffle broke out as Meehan tried to block McCormack and determine if he was an operative of a rival campaign. Coakley is seen ignoring McCormack. The trip prompted criticism, since Coakley...
  • Bush and His Public in a Disinformation Age [barfer]

    09/22/2006 10:32:56 AM PDT · by Enchante · 26 replies · 1,058+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 22, 2006 | Craig Crawford
    When he sets his jeweler’s eye upon the so-called Swift-boating of the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, for instance, future candidates for office get point-by-point instruction on how to turn a campaign liability into an asset: in this case how someone with no combat experience can successfully run on national security issues against someone who was actually shot on the battlefield. Mr. Rich asserts that the Bush camp, “so brilliant at creating fictional stories for their own man,” managed to “create a fictional biography for Kerry” that offset the stories of his heroism as captain of a Swift boat...
  • 'NY Times' Appoints First-Ever 'Futurist-in-Residence'

    09/19/2006 11:49:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies · 894+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | September 19, 2006 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK From the newspaper that brought you the first-ever perfume critic comes what appears to be another first -- "futurist-in-residence." The New York Times, apparently seeking to boost its image as a forward-looking paper, announced Tuesday the appointment of Michael Rogers, a former Washington Post Company executive and general manager to the newly-created title. In a release, the paper described the new position as a one-year consultant appointment to work with The New York Times Company's research and development unit. Spokeswoman Stacy Green compared the appointment to that of the paper's public editor, in that it would be...
  • Howell Raines Lets Fly His Hatred for Fox News

    06/22/2006 10:14:40 AM PDT · by NJRighty · 78 replies · 2,697+ views ^ | 6/22/06 | Clay Waters
    The always modest, always charming Howell Raines, executive editor of the New York Times, has a new autobiography out, “The One that Got Away,” a sequel to his 1993 memoir “Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis.” Dipping into his latest book on his love of fly fishing, we find Raines still rising to the conservative-bashing bait. On page 189, he lets fly with thoughts about liberal bugbear Fox News: “Fox, by its mere existence, undercuts the argument that the public is starved for ‘fair’ news, and not just because Fox shills for the Republican Party and panders to the latest...
  • The Five Dumbest Things on Wall Street This Week (NY Slimes is #4)

    04/21/2006 7:30:48 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 34 replies · 1,402+ views
    The ^ | April 21, 2006
    Opinion: The Five Dumbest Things on Wall Street This Week 4. Penny Ante The New York Times Co. (NYT:NYSE - commentary - research - Cramer's Take) is feeling the pinch of aggrieved shareholders. Big investors took a shot across management's bow this week by withholding 28% of votes from the company's board slate. A 5.6% holder, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, wants to eliminate the Class B stock that gives the Sulzberger family control of the board despite its tiny financial stake. "MSIM believes that the dual-class voting at The New York Times Company, which is an exception to the general...
  • The Miscreant Dynasty (Bush generations have enriched themselves- Howell Raines Bitterness Alert)

    12/18/2005 12:00:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 1,313+ views
    The Age ^ | December 19, 2005 | Howell Raines
    The Bush generations have enriched themselves while impoverishing the presidency.AT THIS point, the policy legacy of George Bush seems pretty well defined by three disparate disasters: Iraq in foreign affairs, Katrina in social welfare, corporate influence over tax, budget and regulatory decisions. As a short-term political consequence, we may avoid another dim-witted Bush in the White House. But what the Bush dynasty has done to presidential campaign science — the protocols by which Americans elect presidents in the modern era — amounts to a political legacy that can haunt the Republic for years to come. We are now enduring the...
  • '05 Proving To Be Worst Newspaper Year Since Recession

    10/31/2005 7:00:41 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 75 replies · 2,149+ views
    Media Daily News ^ | 10-31-05 | Ross Fadner
    IT'S OFFICIAL: 2005 WILL BE the newspaper industry's worst year since the last ad industry recession. And things aren't looking much better for next year either, according to a top Wall Street firm's report on newspaper publishing. "Sadly, 2005 is shaping up as the industry's worst year from a revenue growth perspective since the recession impacted 2001-2002 period," says the report from Goldman Sachs, adding a warning that meaningful growth in 2006 is "very unlikely."
  • One Down, One To Go New York Times Corrects Franken Misquote

    08/13/2005 4:21:50 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 3 replies · 531+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | August 13th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Looks like the New York Times can be more accurate, when pressed. Today's edition corrects one of two errors in Friday's story discovered by Michelle Malkin, the Radio Equalizer and several other bloggers:
  • Major Journalism Scandal at Sacramento Paper - (Bee didn't learn from NYT Jason Blair fictions)

    07/19/2005 2:35:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 822+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JULY 19, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    As more comes to light about Diane Griego Erwin, the former Sacramento Bee columnist, the more revealing and instructive the story becomes. It is a story we mentioned in a recent Media Monitor, but much more has come to light. In one sense, it is another validation for the New Media, specifically the blogs; and for another, it shines a light on problems related to diversity in the newsrooms, when diversity strictly refers to skin color. It also spells potential big trouble for the Sacramento Bee editor, Rick Rodriguez, the new president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE)....
  • Bee's Griego Erwin Case May Dwarf the Jayson Blair Scandal-(worse journalistic fraud!)

    06/27/2005 4:51:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 27 replies · 1,121+ views
    Remember that much-publicized Jayson Blair case at the New York Times, in which a coddled reporter was found to have been making up facts for his newspaper stories? Jayson Blair's actions were greatly deplored and led to his firing and the resignation of his editor. Now, the Sacramento Bee in my hometown, finds that it has had on its staff a columnist whose journalistic inventions over her twelve years of employment may dwarf those of Jayson Blair. The liberal Sacramento Bee reported on Sunday, June 26, that its investigation of columnist Diana Griego Erwin's politically correct, three-times-a-week, human-interest columns reveal...
  • Justice can't be dishonest (media bias and fraud)

    06/05/2005 7:18:08 PM PDT · by weegee · 24 replies · 1,003+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 4, 2005, 8:42PM | By RICK CASEY
    In 1981, rising young reporter Janet Cooke of the Washington Post made up an 8-year-old heroin addict named Jimmy and won a Pulitzer. When her falsification was discovered, she went into exile for more than a decade, but her journalism career remained dead. •More recently, USA Today star reporter Jack Kelley was forced to resign after editors learned he had fabricated multiple stories. The newspaper's top editor also resigned. •New York Times reporter Jayson Blair resigned when it was discovered that he had been making up parts of stories, including one about the Rio Grande Valley family of an early...
  • High noon for high news - (Victor Davis Hanson on threadbare, discredited lib media!)

    05/26/2005 8:38:52 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 660+ views
    The recent Dan Rather and Newsweek controversies hardly seem connected. But on closer examination, both incidents symbolize what has gone wrong with traditional news organizations. The old assumption was that opinion media — such as the National Review, The Nation and The New Republic — offer a slant on current events, but that major news outlets, outside of their designated opinion sections, do not. This commitment to disinterested reporting — and along with it the public's trust in mainstream media — has been shattered in recent years. It's easy to see why people no longer feel they can rely on...
  • [New York] Times Panel Proposes Steps to Build Credibility (No, Seriously)

    05/08/2005 10:39:18 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 48 replies · 1,017+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 9, 2005 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    May 9, 2005 Times Panel Proposes Steps to Build Credibility By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE In order to build readers' confidence, an internal committee at The New York Times has recommended taking a variety of steps, including having senior editors write more regularly about the workings of the paper, tracking errors in a systematic way and responding more assertively to the paper's critics. The committee also recommended that the paper "increase our coverage of religion in America" and "cover the country in a fuller way," with more reporting from rural areas and of a broader array of cultural and lifestyle issues....
  • New York Times Lowers Guidance

    12/02/2004 7:47:20 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 28 replies · 1,079+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 2, 2004 | Anon
    NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Times Co. told investors Thursday that its fourth quarter and full-year earnings would come in below Wall Street estimates on weaker-than-expected advertising in the fourth quarter and higher costs for promotion, printing, distribution and newsprint. The company also said it would begin expensing the cost of stock options and its employee stock purchase plan. It also said that it would no longer provide estimates for full-year earnings, focusing instead on quarterly estimates, due to the greater uncertainty in the current environment for media companies. The company, which also publishes The Boston Globe and...
  • Media Bias - WHy expectations are higher for "The New York Times" (Joe Scarborough)

    11/18/2004 3:59:39 PM PST · by gab1279 · 12 replies · 920+ views
    Congressman Joe ^ | 11/18/04 | Joe Scarborough
    By now, you know the broadcast media stories involving Dan Rather and broadcast peers at CBS, but nowhere is media bias more pronounced at the newspaper of record, "The New York Times." Notice how, unlike most of those claiming the existence of media bias, I do not put the Times' description in quotation marks. That's because the Times is America's paper of record, and what they write impacts the world. Maybe that's why news observers like myself are concerned when liberal bias escapes the Times' editorial page and makes it to the front page in the form of a headline...
  • Public's cynicism about media has become a pressing concern

    04/14/2004 7:46:27 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 101 replies · 539+ views
    BOSTON GLOBE ^ | 04/14/04 | Mark Jurkowitz,
    Public's cynicism about media has become a pressing concern By Mark Jurkowitz, Globe Staff, 4/14/2004 At a time when public distrust of the news media appears to be at a dangerously high level, there is evidence of a deep and fundamental disagreement between those who produce news and those who consume it. Although most journalists believe quality and values are vital elements of their work and see themselves as providing an important civic function, the reading and viewing public seems to think of journalism as a bottom-line-driven enterprise populated by the ethically challenged. Last month, the Washington-based Project for Excellence...
  • 'E&P' Puts Readers' Questions to Jayson Blair ("Burning Down My Masters' House")

    03/10/2004 10:34:08 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies · 125+ views
    Editor&Publisher ^ | March 09, 2004 | Editor Greg Mitchell/ Senior Editor Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK On Monday morning, E&P Editor Greg Mitchell and Senior Editor Joe Strupp sat down with Jayson Blair at the E&P office in Manhattan to talk about the ethics scandal that rocked The New York Times last spring and whether anyone should believe a word Blair says about it in his new book, "Burning Down My Masters' House." E&P had solicited questions from readers, and as the interview rolled along, many of them were put to Blair. A transcript of the interview follows. Along the way, Blair reveals, among other things, that when he started the book he thought...
  • We got Mike!: Barnicle to join Herald

    03/08/2004 5:55:42 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 20 replies · 207+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 8, 2004 | Herald Staff
    Mike Barnicle, the hard-hitting veteran journalist whose lively commentary has engaged and informed New Englanders for almost 30 years, is returning to the Boston newspaper scene as a columnist for the Boston Herald, Publisher Patrick J. Purcell announced today. Purcell said that Barnicle, who has been a columnist for the New York Daily News for the past five years, serves as a commentator on national and local news programs and hosts his own radio talk show, will join the Boston Herald as a featured columnist every Tuesday and Thursday, beginning tomorrow. ``It's not every day that you have an opportunity...
  • Best of the Web - Taranto - Jason Blair caught in lie

    09/05/2003 8:09:38 AM PDT · by BillCompton · 3 replies · 365+ views
    Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal) ^ | Thursday, September 4, 2003 2:18 p.m. EDT | James Taranto
    <p>Blair has written a freelance piece for Jane magazine's "It Happened to Me" column: a first-person narrative about the affair that eventually forced the resignation of Blair and the paper's two top editors. . . .</p> <p>He mentions some of the problems that led to his downfall and advises people not to do likewise. For instance? "If you take the company car from New York to Maryland for a personal trip, you might not want to get a speeding ticket and then throw it in the trash--only to have the business administrator discover it when a late notice arrives."</p>
  • Randy Richardson was a hotshot criminal-defense lawyer. Now he needs one.

    05/29/2003 9:29:37 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 4 replies · 714+ views
    Willamette Week ^ | 5/28/2003 | Nick Budnick and Lauren Duke
    Randy Richardson was a hotshot criminal-defense lawyer. Now he needs one.[Another 'Jason Blair' type of story. Please hit the full story Link. It is truly great report !] Take a look at the photo above. It captures someone of confidence. A self-assuredness that approaches arrogance. It's the kind of photo you could imagine being shot at a graduation party, or after a big promotion. It certainly doesn't look like a guy who has just been booked on charges of menacing and choking his ex-girlfriend in front of their 4-year-old son. It's easy to read too much into the mug shot...
  • Jayson Blair and the Good Old Times: Reader reveals diversity used as pretense

    05/14/2003 11:21:54 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 216+ views ^ | Thursday, May 15, 2003 | M. Thorne (Letter to the Editors)
    Diversity used as a pretense When I was a very young man, I was fortunate. I grew up in a time and a place where bad things rarely happened – at least, they weren't reported. I watched "Ozzie And Harriet" and "Leave It To Beaver" and I could relate; the Nelsons and the Cleavers weren't all that different from my family. I had my heroes: the real ones like the "Lone Ranger" and "Sky King" and "Superman" – and the fantastic ones like "Mighty Mouse" and "Popeye," and my very greatest hero of all, "Bugs Bunny." Those were the days....