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  • Is Donald Trump a Racist? [NY Slimes]

    08/22/2016 7:29:40 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 90 replies
    New York Times ^ | 23 July 2016 | Nicholas Kristof
    HAS the party of Lincoln just nominated a racist to be president? We shouldn’t toss around such accusations lightly, so I’ve looked back over more than 40 years of Donald Trump’s career to see what the record says. One early red flag arose in 1973, when President Richard Nixon’s Justice Department — not exactly the radicals of the day — sued Trump and his father, Fred Trump, for systematically discriminating against blacks in housing rentals. I’ve waded through 1,021 pages of documents from that legal battle, and they are devastating. Donald Trump was then president of the family real estate...
  • NYT Nicholas Kristof Blames GOP for Boston Blast

    04/15/2013 1:24:39 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 84 replies
    explosion is a reminder that ATF needs a director. Shame on Senate Republicans for blocking apptment…— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) April 15, 2013
  • NY Times' Kristof retweets message slurring AIPAC (and the NRA)

    01/18/2013 7:35:54 AM PST · by fso301 · 1 replies
    TheJerusalem Post ^ | 01/18/2013 | JTA
    “OBAMA told the 2 most pig like lobbies, AIPAC & NRA, to drop dead in same month," message retweeted by columnist read.New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof retweeted a message that called the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the National Rifle Association “the 2 most pig like lobbies” in America.
  • A Veteran’s Death, the Nation’s Shame

    04/15/2012 7:18:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 14, 2012 | by Nicholas D. Kristof
    HERE’S a window into a tragedy within the American military: For every soldier killed on the battlefield this year, about 25 veterans are dying by their own hands. An American soldier dies every day and a half, on average, in Iraq or Afghanistan. Veterans kill themselves at a rate of one every 80 minutes. More than 6,500 veteran suicides are logged every year — more than the total number of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq combined since those wars began. These unnoticed killing fields are places like New Middletown, Ohio, where Cheryl DeBow raised two sons, Michael and Ryan...
  • Joining a Dinner in a Muslim Brotherhood Home (A Useful Idiot Speaks)

    12/08/2011 1:19:13 PM PST · by mojito · 21 replies · 1+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 12/7/2011 | Nicholas Kristof
    If you want to understand the Islamic forces that are gaining strength in Egypt and scaring people here and abroad, let me tell you about my dinner in the home of Muslim Brotherhood activists. First, meet my hostess: Sondos Asem, a 24-year-old woman who is pretty much the opposite of the stereotypical bearded Brotherhood activist. Sondos is a middle-class graduate of the American University in Cairo, where I studied in the early 1980s (“that’s before I was born,” she said wonderingly, making me feel particularly decrepit). She speaks perfect English, is writing a master’s thesis on social media, and helps...
  • Never have so few been blamed for so much by so many

    10/12/2011 8:17:24 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 6 replies
    Asia Times ^ | Spengler
    Here's your final exam question in Middle Eastern studies: A mass of Coptic Christians marches through Cairo to protest the military government's failure to protect them from Muslim radicals. They are attacked by stone-throwing, club-wielding rowdies. Armed forces security personnel intervene, and the Copts fight it out with the soldiers, with two dozen dead and scores injured on both sides. Who is to blame? The full credit answer is: Benjamin Netanyahu, for building apartments in Jerusalem. If that's not what you wrote, don't blame me if you can't get a job at the New York Times. Rarely in the course...
  • Kristof Claims Republicans Are 'Biggest Threat To America's National Security'

    07/24/2011 4:27:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Latest dispatch from the Department of Dissent Is No Longer Patriotic: because they won't raise taxes, Republicans are more dangerous to US national security than al Qaeda. That is the view of Nicholas Kristof in his column, "Republicans, Zealots and Our Security", in today's New York Times. View excerpts here.
  • Republicans, Zealots and Our Security (Liberals Losing It Alert)

    07/24/2011 11:13:14 AM PDT · by mojito · 21 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 7/24/2011 | Nicholas Kristof
    IF China or Iran threatened our national credit rating and tried to drive up our interest rates, or if they sought to damage our education system, we would erupt in outrage. Well, wake up to the national security threat. Only it’s not coming from abroad, but from our own domestic extremists. We tend to think of national security narrowly as the risk of a military or terrorist attack. But national security is about protecting our people and our national strength — and the blunt truth is that the biggest threat to America’s national security this summer doesn’t come from China,...
  • My Father’s Gift to Me

    06/21/2010 1:16:44 PM PDT · by ivyleaguebrat · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 18, 2010 | Nicholas D. Kristof
    When I was 12, my father came and spoke to my seventh-grade class. I remember feeling proud, for my rural school was impressed by a visit from a university professor. But I also recall being embarrassed — at my dad’s strong Slavic accent, at his refugee origins, at his “differentness.” I’m back at my childhood home and reflecting on all this because abruptly I find myself fatherless on Father’s Day. My dad died a few days ago at age 91, after a storybook life — devoted above all to his only child. Reporting on poverty and absentee fathers has taught...
  • The Best Kids’ Books Ever

    07/05/2009 5:12:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 42 replies · 2,131+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 4, 2009 | Nicholas D. Kristof
    ... A mountain of research points to a central lesson: Pry your kids away from the keyboard and the television this summer, and get them reading. Let me help by offering my list of the Best Children’s Books — Ever! So here they are, in ascending order of difficulty, and I can vouch that these are also great to read aloud. 1. “Charlotte’s Web.” The story of the spider who saves her friend, the pig, is the kindest representation of an arthropod in literary history. 2. The Hardy Boys series. Yes, I hear the snickers. But I devoured them myself...
  • Trailing George Clooney [article on Sudan]

    02/19/2009 4:55:49 PM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 261+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 18, 2009 | Nicholas D, Kristof
    The Darfur conflict has now lasted longer than World War II, but this year could be a turning point — provided that President Obama shows leadership and that the world backs up the International Criminal Court’s expected arrest warrant for Sudan’s president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir. The stakes are evident in this little market town of Dogdoré, whose normal population of just a few thousand has swelled to 28,000 desperate, fearful people driven from smaller villages. They don’t think it’s safe here, but they find some reassurance in numbers — and leaving town isn’t an option, either, because flying out from...
  • Hey Kristof... You're Late!

    05/12/2009 9:54:03 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 421+ views
    michnews ^ | March, 2009
    Hey Kristof... You're Late! Posted in: Gerald A. Honigman By Gerald A. Honigman Monday, March 23, 2009 While The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof is no stranger to these positions throughout the year, he frequently comes out with his gems of Middle East wisdom right around Bike Week here in Daytona Beach, Florida, when tens of thousands of Harley enthusiasts arrive to also spread their hot air exhaust around town. This year Nick was a few weeks late. Like others of his ilk--Thomas Friedman (better of late), David Ignatius, Richard Cohen, just to name a few, who are also obsessed...
  • Hey Obama: We Were Greeted as Liberators

    10/09/2008 6:02:04 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 7 replies · 378+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 10-09-08 | Dr. Paul Kengor
    Part of the Left’s hatred for President George W. Bush has involved a historical blurring of the war in Iraq. The latest case is the allegation that American troops, when they liberated Baghdad in April 2003, were not welcome as liberators. This inaccurate appraisal was leveled again on Tuesday evening by Barack Obama for the second time in consecutive presidential debates. Both times, Obama criticized John McCain for predicting that Americans would be greeted as liberators in Iraq.
  • Obama: Man of the World

    02/29/2008 3:50:24 PM PST · by JCG · 41 replies · 572+ views
    Nevada Thunder (from New York Times) ^ | March 6th, 2007 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated..., Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset."
  • The Truth Commission (Barf)

    07/05/2008 8:00:50 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 15 replies · 283+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | July 6, 2008 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    When a distinguished American military commander accuses the United States of committing war crimes in its handling of detainees, you know that we need a new way forward. “There is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes,” Antonio Taguba, the retired major general who investigated abuses in Iraq, declares in a powerful new report on American torture from Physicians for Human Rights. “The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account.” The first step of accountability isn’t prosecutions. Rather, we...
  • Bush's Other War (Must Read)

    01/29/2008 9:34:02 PM PST · by jdm · 12 replies · 534+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan. 30, 2008 | by Joseph Loconte
    FOR A FEW FLEETING moments Monday night--what should have been vivid and affecting moments--television coverage of President Bush's final State of the Union address fastened on the image of a mother and daughter from Moshi, Tanzania. They sat, their faces alive with hope, in the first lady's box seats. Viewers were not told, and no one seemed inclined to tell them, that Tatu Msangi and her daughter Faith quite literally owe their lives to the Bush administration. After Msangi became pregnant, she went to a clinic at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center and learned she was HIV-positive. Five years ago...
  • Anthrax-Hatfill - Judge's order on disclosure of sources - full text

    08/13/2007 12:33:07 PM PDT · by ZacandPook · 43 replies · 2,565+ views ^ | July 13, 2007 | District Court Judge
    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA STEVEN J. HATFILL, M.D., : : Plaintiff, : : Civil Action No. 03-1793 (RBW) v. : : ALBERTO GONZALES, et al., : : Defendants. : ________________________________ MEMORANDUM OPINION Currently before the Court is the plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Further Testimony from Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman, Allan Lengel, Toni Locy, and James Stewart [D.E. # 157]. Also before the Court are several motions to quash subpoenas by1 various media companies: American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington Post, and Newsweek, Inc.’s Motion to Quash [D.E. # 152]; Motion by...
  • Kristof's message: an 'uncomfortable' awakening

    03/25/2007 1:29:02 PM PDT · by dmh191 · 11 replies · 691+ views
    The Tufts Daily ^ | 2/26/07 | Daniel Halper
    When I asked two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof about his guiding moral doctrine, he hummed, hawed and ahhed for a few seconds before he offered this line: "I don't think I have any sort of, you know, particularly unusual or even sophisticated moral doctrine. I think it is more a matter that I try to push people to care equally about injustices that are a long way away versus those that are next door." Many deem Kristof to be an intellectual figure looked to for moral insight and guidance. Readers see him as...
  • The Times' Nicholas Kristof—A Rudy Giuliani White House Adviser?

    03/22/2007 4:21:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 8 replies · 495+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 3/22/07 | Keach Hagley
    Poor David Brooks. By all rights, the moment should have been his. It was last Wednesday night, the first big hometown fundraiser for Rudy Giuliani, and the Sheraton New York ballroom was resplendent in faux-folksy glory. A thousand Republicans had come to toast (and fund) the candidate whom the New York Times columnist has compared to Teddy Roosevelt, lauded as a "courage Poor David Brooks. By all rights, the moment should have been his. It was last Wednesday night, the first big hometown fundraiser for Rudy Giuliani, and the Sheraton New York ballroom was resplendent in faux-folksy glory. A thousand...
  • Times e-mail part of Hatfill libel case

    01/06/2007 8:53:31 AM PST · by jpl · 18 replies · 818+ views
    Associated Press, via ^ | Friday, January 5, 2007 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Lawyers for a former Army scientist suing The New York Times for libel said Friday that an editor at the paper warned columnist Nicholas Kristof to remove incriminating passages from a column that raised suspicions that Steven Hatfill was involved in the 2001 anthrax attacks. Kristof left the passages in the May 2002 column despite the warning, said lawyers for Hatfill, who claims that a series of Kristof columns that year falsely implicated him as the culprit in the anthrax mailings that left five people dead. The editor's warning to Kristof was voiced in an e-mail uncovered...
  • Libby Responds to Wilson's Motion to Quash Subpoena

    01/04/2007 11:00:35 AM PST · by STARWISE · 39 replies · 2,287+ views
    AmericanThinkerBlog ^ | 1-3-07 | ClariceFeldman
    Scooter Libby has responded to Joseph A. Wilson's Motion to Quash a Subpoena Libby isued to him as a "precaution" to assure he'd be available to tesify if necessary at the forthcoming criminal trial. Case 1:06-mc-00560-RBW Document 4 Filed 01/03/2007 Aside from citing the relevant strong legal precedent in his favor, detailing his efforts to accommodate Wilson's travel schedule and deriding as factually absurd the claim that the subpoena is meant to harass Wilson and affect his civil case against Libby as to which there is a pending Motion to Dismiss, Libby sets out the factual reasons why Wilson may...
  • New York Times Gets Two Extra Days To Disclose Confidential Sources

    10/26/2006 9:57:37 AM PDT · by delacoert · 12 replies · 591+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | October 26, 2006 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal judge gave the New York Times a brief reprieve from an order forcing it to identify confidential sources for columns about the 2001 anthrax attacks, but the paper could still face the possibility of being held in contempt of court as soon as tomorrow. Judge Claude Hilton of Alexandria, Va., issued a two-day stay of a magistrate's order that would have required the Times to name the sources by yesterday. The order came in a libel suit filed by a former Army scientist, Steven Hatfill, who claims he was defamed by five columns written by Nicholas Kristof in...
  • New York Times Columnist Must Reveal Sources, Judge Rules (Anthrax Attacks)

    10/23/2006 10:55:23 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 33 replies · 961+ views
    WashPost ^ | 10-24-06 | Jerry Markon
    A federal judge has ordered the New York Times Co. to disclose the confidential sources used by Nicholas D. Kristof in columns that explored whether a former Army scientist was responsible for the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks. The ruling, made public yesterday, came in a lawsuit filed by the former scientist, Steven J. Hatfill, contending that the paper defamed him in a series of Kristof columns in 2002 that identified him as a "likely culprit." Hatfill has been identified by authorities as a "person of interest" in the anthrax-spore mailings that killed five people and sickened 17. No one has...
  • Like Paula Jones (Valerie Plame)

    07/20/2006 10:06:33 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 12 replies · 834+ views
    ForsythNews ^ | 7-20-06 | Debra Saunders
    Former CIA operative Valerie Plame is Paula Jones -- if with national security credentials and Beltway savoir-faire. Both women filed iffy lawsuits that seemed more designed to discredit a president than to prevail in a court of law. Jones never could prove that then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton hurt her career as a state worker after he allegedly sexually harassed her. Hence, there were no economic damages, as Judge Susan Webber Wright noted when she ruled against Jones. The suit filed last week by Plame and her husband, former Ambassador Joe Wilson, against Bush biggies -- Veep Dick Cheney, Cheney's former...
  • Guilty as Charged--Will Al-Arian's defenders now apologize?

    04/20/2006 5:26:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies · 879+ views ^ | April 20, 2006 | Robert Spencer
    After years of denial, Sami Al-Arian has finally admitted it: he has pleaded guilty to a charge of “conspiracy to make or receive contributions of funds to or for the benefit of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a Specially Designated Terrorist” organization. He has agreed to accept deportation. In his 2002 defense of Al-Arian, Eric Boehlert wrote: “The al-Arian story reveals what happens when journalists, abandoning their role as unbiased observers, lead an ignorant, alarmist crusade against suspicious foreigners who in a time of war don't have the power of the press or public sympathy to fight back.” Reality is just the...
  • Appeals Court Allows Hatfill to Sue Times

    10/19/2005 10:41:47 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 13 replies · 632+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 19, 2005 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday allowed a former Army scientist to proceed with a libel lawsuit against The New York Times that claims one of the paper's columnists unfairly linked him to the 2001 anthrax killings. Steven Hatfill sued the Times for a series of columns written in 2002 by Nicholas Kristof that faulted the FBI for failing to thoroughly investigate Hatfill for anthrax mailings that left five people dead. In a 6-6 decision, with one judge not participating, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals failed to produce a majority of judges needed to grant a rehearing and...
  • Response to "Bush should support genocide pact" by Nicholas Kristof, NY Times, 9-26-2005

    09/27/2005 6:24:55 AM PDT · by YoungKentuckyConservative · 2 replies · 437+ views
    Response to New York Times Piece ^ | 9/26/2005 | Dennis E. Fishel
    Response to "Bush should support genocide pact" by Nicholas Kristof, NY Times, 9-26-2005 by Dennis Fishel If anyone ever asks me to run for president, I'm not going to know whether to laugh or cry. Not that I have much to worry about, you understand; retired mailmen-turned-novelists aren't normally on the candidate short list. Still, given that the media voodoo dolls of George W. Bush look like pin cushions these days, it can't hurt for any of us to have an escape plan should our friends and cohorts unaccountably decide we might look good in Oval. When the dogs at...
  • THE STATE DEPARTMENT PLOT THICKENS (Podhoretz on new Time article)

    07/31/2005 8:49:58 AM PDT · by Republican Red · 125 replies · 3,617+ views
    NRO Corner ^ | 7/31/05 | John Podhoretz
    THE STATE DEPARTMENT PLOT THICKENS [John Podhoretz] Time Magazine has a new story about the revelation of Valerie Plame's name -- a story that, despite Time's own bizarre spin, reinforces the claim that Karl Rove and others learned that Joseph Wilson was married to a CIA operative from the media. "As the investigation tightens into the leak of the identity of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame, sources tell TIME some White House officials may have learned she was married to former ambassador Joseph Wilson weeks before his July 6, 2003, Op-Ed piece criticizing the Administration," writes Massimo Calabresi. Later, he...
  • Appeals court reinstates anthrax libel lawsuit

    07/28/2005 4:47:40 PM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 12 replies · 584+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/28/05 | Reuters
    Appeals court reinstates anthrax libel lawsuit Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:22 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court reinstated on Thursday a libel lawsuit by former U.S. Army scientist Steven Hatfill against The New York Times Co. over a series of columns that he said implicated him in the deadly anthrax mailings in 2001. By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a federal judge's dismissal of the lawsuit that claimed that columns by Nicholas Kristof published in 2002 defamed Hatfill and caused him emotional distress. "At this stage of litigation,...
  • All Ears for Tom Cruise, All Eyes on Brad Pitt

    07/27/2005 5:49:42 AM PDT · by gridlock · 14 replies · 922+ views
    New York Times Op/Ed ^ | 7/26/05 | Nicholas D. Kristof
    Some of us in the news media have been hounding President Bush for his shameful passivity in the face of genocide in Darfur. More than two years have passed since the beginning of what Mr. Bush acknowledges is the first genocide of the 21st century, yet Mr. Bush barely manages to get the word "Darfur" out of his mouth. Still, it seems hypocritical of me to rage about Mr. Bush's negligence, when my own beloved institution - the American media - has been at least as passive as Mr. Bush. Condi Rice finally showed up in Darfur a few days...
  • Fourth Estate Follies - (liberal media getting what it deserves....and has earned, for decades!)

    05/27/2005 6:17:20 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 949+ views
    Dear, oh dear! Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times columnist, laments, “the climate for freedom of the press in the United States feels more ominous than it has for decades.” He urges vociferous protest and a federal shield law for journalists—this because two journalists have been ordered to jail for refusing a judge’s order to reveal their sources. Both hacks are free pending appeals. Although I was in Albania for a short visit 25 years ago, I was unaware that freedom of the press was about to be curtailed in the Land of the Free. Kristof admits that judges do...
  • Appeals court to hear arguments in Hatfill case

    05/24/2005 6:41:00 AM PDT · by jpl · 10 replies · 582+ views ^ | Tuesday May 24, 2005 | Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. The federal appeals court in Richmond is scheduled to hear arguments this morning in an appeal filed by Steven Hatfill, a former researcher at Fort Detrick in Maryland. He wants the court to reverse a lower court ruling dismissing his lawsuit against The New York Times. He claims he was libeled by insinuations that he was responsible for the anthrax attacks that killed five people and sickened 17 others in 2001.
  • Profile of a Killer

    01/05/2002 4:37:59 AM PST · by CrossCheck · 101 replies · 1,139+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 4, 2002 | By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    I think I know who sent out the anthrax last fall. He is an American insider, a man working in the military bio-weapons field. He's a skilled microbiologist who did not aim to kill anybody or even to disrupt the postal system. Rather, he wanted to sow terror. Like many in the bio-warfare field, he felt that the government was not sufficiently attuned to the risks of anthrax, so he seized upon the opportunity presented by Sept. 11 to get more attention and funding for bio-terror programs like those that have been his career. How do I know all this? ...
  • While The World Stands Idle

    03/02/2005 4:54:15 AM PST · by joeystoy · 5 replies · 468+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 2, 2005 | Nicholas D. Kristof
    The American Witness By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Published: March 2, 2005 American soldiers are trained to shoot at the enemy. They're prepared to be shot at. But what young men like Brian Steidle are not equipped for is witnessing a genocide but being unable to protect the civilians pleading for help. If President Bush wants to figure out whether the U.S. should stand more firmly against the genocide in Darfur, I suggest that he invite Mr. Steidle to the White House to give a briefing. Mr. Steidle, a 28-year-old former Marine captain, was one of just three American military advisers...
  • How conflicts between the Administration and the CIA marred the reporting on Iraq’s weapons.

    10/20/2003 5:34:06 AM PDT · by Gothmog · 51 replies · 4,434+ views
    The New Yorker ^ | 10/20/03 | Seymour Hersh
    Since midsummer, the Senate Intelligence Committee has been attempting to solve the biggest mystery of the Iraq war: the disparity between the Bush Administration’s prewar assessment of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and what has actually been discovered. The committee is concentrating on the last ten years’ worth of reports by the C.I.A. Preliminary findings, one intelligence official told me, are disquieting. “The intelligence community made all kinds of errors and handled things sloppily,” he said. The problems range from a lack of quality control to different agencies’ reporting contradictory assessments at the same time. One finding, the official went...
  • Back to the Brothel

    01/22/2005 12:33:13 PM PST · by wagglebee · 25 replies · 4,016+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/22/05 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    Poipet, Cambodia — After I purchased Srey Mom from her brothel for $203 a year ago and brought her back to her village, the joy was overwhelming. Her parents and siblings had assumed she was dead, and they shrieked and hugged and cried. I had doubts about the other sex slave I had purchased, Srey Neth, whom I wrote about on Wednesday - and who in fact is thriving and is now preparing to become a hairdresser. But I was pretty sure that Srey Mom would make it. So I'm devastated to say that a year later, I found Srey...
  • Leaving the Brothel Behind

    01/19/2005 7:28:26 PM PST · by wagglebee · 99 replies · 8,798+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/19/05 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    BATTAMBANG, Cambodia A year ago, a pimp handed me a quivering teenage girl. Her name was Srey Neth, and she was one of the hundreds of thousands of teenagers who are enslaved by the sex trafficking industry worldwide. Then I did something dreadfully unjournalistic: I bought her. I purchased Srey Neth for $150 and another teenager, Srey Mom, for $203, receiving receipts from the brothel owners. As readers may remember, I then freed the girls and took them back to their villages. Now I've come back to find out how they coped with freedom. At first, it turns out, everything...
  • Kristof Can't Be Serious (ROUND 2 WITH SWIFTVETS)

    09/22/2004 6:28:37 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 10 replies · 807+ views
    Captains Quarters ^ | Sept. 22, 2004 | Captain Ed
    Nicholas Kristof comes back for Round 2 against the Swiftvets, this time disguised as a "stop the mud" plea to both sides in the election. Unfortunately for Kristof, his latest offering is almost as fact-challenged as his last, and the equivalencies he draws between the two campaigns are at best obscure and at worst deliberately ridiculous: True, Democrats have also engaged in below-the-belt attacks. Some of "Fahrenheit 9/11," the Michael Moore film, was the liberal equivalent of the anti-Kerry smears. Its innuendos implying that Mr. Bush arranged the war in Afghanistan so backers could profit from an oil pipeline were...
  • Guns and Rhetorical Ammo

    08/25/2004 2:05:01 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 580+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 25, 2004 | Michael Goldfarb
    Nicholas Kristof on the assault weapons ban and nuclear terrorism.NICHOLAS KRISTOF can't make up his mind about who's more dangerous: al Qaeda or gun-toting Americans. Kristof recently wrote two columns on the dangers of nuclear proliferation, his conclusion being that we are now more vulnerable to nuclear attack than ever before. In his August 11 column, Kristof speculated that, if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded in Times Square, "it would vaporize or destroy the theater district, Madison Square Garden . . . the United Nations," and so on. He concluded that the casualty figure would be approximately 500,000 dead, and...
  • Former Army Scientist Sues New York Times, Columnist

    07/13/2004 9:47:49 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 41 replies · 2,041+ views
    WashingtonPost ^ | 07/13/04 | Jerry Markon
    Former Army Scientist Sues New York Times, Columnist By Jerry Markon Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, July 14, 2004; Page A07 The former Army scientist identified by authorities as a "person of interest" in the 2001 anthrax attacks sued the New York Times Co. and columnist Nicholas D. Kristof yesterday, claiming the paper defamed him in a series of columns that identified him as the likely culprit. The lawsuit, filed by Steven J. Hatfill in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, said Kristof identified him as the anthrax killer to "light a fire" under investigators in their probe of the anthrax-spore...
  • Calling Bush a Liar (important!)

    06/30/2004 8:09:48 AM PDT · by Dems_R_Losers · 49 replies · 448+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 30, 2004 | Nicholas Kristof
    So is President Bush a liar? Plenty of Americans think so. Bookshops are filled with titles about Mr. Bush like "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them," "Big Lies," "Thieves in High Places" and "The Lies of George W. Bush." A consensus is emerging on the left that Mr. Bush is fundamentally dishonest, perhaps even evil — a nut, yes, but mostly a liar and a schemer. That view is at the heart of Michael Moore's scathing new documentary, "Farenheit 9/11." In the 1990's, nothing made conservatives look more petty and simple-minded than their demonization of Bill and Hillary...
  • The Rise and Decline of Joe Wilson

    05/10/2004 3:35:32 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 10 replies · 572+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 05/17/2004 | Matthew Continetti
    New York ON A THURSDAY they had the book party. It was a simple affair: just family, friends, coworkers, and journalists. They came to Ambassador Joseph Wilson's house, nestled in the ritzy Palisades neighborhood of Northwest Washington, to celebrate the release of his first book, The Politics of Truth. One thing Joe Wilson keeps track of is his "Notoriety Quotient," or the amount of attention he receives from the media. And that Thursday it seemed to be on the rise. For the past week The Politics of Truth was mentioned in the same breath as Ron Suskind's The Price of...
  • There They Go Again

    12/06/2003 8:44:29 AM PST · by OESY · 28 replies · 251+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 6, 2003 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    Watching presidential politics lately, I've been thinking back to when I was 13 years old and had my heart broken for the first time. It was 1972, and I was antiwar and infatuated with Senator George McGovern. But as I handed out McGovern leaflets in Yamhill County, Ore., I was greeted as if I were the Antichrist. Soon afterward, Mr. McGovern was defeated in a landslide. As Howard Dean will probably be, if the Democrats nominate him. It is, of course, the Democrats' privilege to stand on principle, embrace the man they admire most and leap off a cliff together....

    09/26/2003 5:18:50 AM PDT · by OESY · 1 replies · 201+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 26, 2003 | JONATHAN FOREMAN
    <p>Much of the discourse on Iraq continues to be dominated by myths - provable falsehoods that happen to confirm the prejudices of the antiwar crowd and/or those disposed to think our mission is failing now.</p> <p>The mythos now culminates in the notion that a patriotic Iraqi "resistance" is slowly gaining ground against a hated occupation. But the distortions go back much farther.</p>
  • The N.Y. Times' 9-11 scam

    07/17/2003 11:16:19 PM PDT · by kattracks · 32 replies · 219+ views ^ | 7/18/03 | Michelle Malkin
    The New York Times -- unrelenting champion of the underprivileged, mighty battler against all corporate evils, and vehement opponent of Republican tax cuts for the "rich and powerful" -- lives by a far more self-serving motto:All the corporate welfare that's fit to collect.You won't see it reported on the Times' front page, so here's the scoop: The Gray Lady is a greedy leech, siphoning off millions of dollars in state taxpayer subsidies for private real estate development disguised as a public good. Now, the company stands to benefit from a federal tax-exempt bond program intended to help businesses devastated by...
  • Baghdad’s Useful Idiot (What was the NYT saying in October?)

    04/15/2003 3:07:19 PM PDT · by Mr. Mulliner · 15 replies · 193+ views
    Times Watch ^ | April 15, 2003 | Clay Waters
    Baghdad’s Useful IdiotTimes columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote “The Stones of Baghdad” from Baghdad back in October, but it’s even more disturbingly relevant now. Blogger Dean Esmay went down the memory hole to dredge up the words Kristof (one hopes) would rather not have penned: “After scores of interviews with ordinary people from Mosul in the north to Basra in the south, I've reached two conclusions: 1. Iraqis dislike and distrust Saddam Hussein, particularly outside the Sunni heartland, and many Iraqis will be delighted to see him gone. 2. Iraqis hate the United States government even more than they hate Saddam,...
  • Hall of Shame--Media recriminations after VB Day.

    04/10/2003 5:43:53 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies · 1,981+ views
    April 10, 2003, 7:45 a.m.Hall of ShameMedia recriminations after VB Day.By NR Staff o many pundits, pols, and, yes, celebs, said so many wrong — and downright silly — things about the war in Iraq, prewar. We knew that back then, but now that Baghdad has effectively been liberated by the U.S.-lead Coalition, we provide a handy snapshot of what was said by some of those who should be looking down and making their apologies. Included here are Maureen Dowd, Chris Matthews, and Barry McCaffrey, the latter one of the retired-general second guessers Vice President Dick Cheney dubbed “embedded...
  • What's Good For France is Good For America

    02/22/2003 1:42:07 PM PST · by political_chick · 5 replies · 208+ views
    Bush Country ^ | 2/17/03 | Paul Walfield
    What's Good For France is Good For America Nicholas D. Kristof wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times on January 31, 2003, entitled "flogging the French. Basically saying that the French may not be right (wink), but America is wrong. He claims America is wrong because the Europeans say we are wrong and "proves" it by citing an internet poll on a European website. He buttresses his claim by quoting novelist John le Carré, who says, "America has entered one of its periods of historic madness, but this is the worst I can remember." What it comes down...
  • Anthrax probe ignoring foreign links?

    10/07/2002 10:30:58 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 176+ views ^ | Tuesday, October 8, 2002 | By H.P. Albarelli Jr.
    Despite growing evidence that the post-9/11 anthrax attacks were the work of foreign entities and perhaps even persons closely tied to the Sept. 11 terrorists themselves, federal investigators continue to pursue the theory that an American scientist was behind the crimes – an approach not all critics are buying. The cornerstone of this evidence, according to many knowledgeable observers and scientists, is "the fact that during the 1980s the United States government allowed biological pathogens to be sold to the Iraqi government." Indeed, export records provided by the American Type Culture Collection lists several pages of biological substances sent to...
  • Connecting Dealy Dots (Anthrax)

    05/25/2002 1:23:18 AM PDT · by Ordinary_American · 13 replies · 482+ views
    New York Times ^ | 24 May 2002 | Nicholas Kristof
    Why didn't the Bush administration connect the dots and take aggressive measures before 9/11? For the same reason we're not doing so today: distractions and a lack of urgency. Forget about the blame game — for it's just that kind of distraction. It's more important to look ahead and try to block the next attack. Where are the dots today? One dot is Osama bin Laden's fervent efforts to obtain bio-weapons, reflected in the lab he was building near Kandahar, Afghanistan, to produce anthrax. Another dot is Iraq. Hazem Ali, a senior Iraqi virologist involved in his country's bio-weapons program,...