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  • A Resolution Declaring Independence of National Television News

    01/21/2009 8:13:49 AM PST · by Raquel · 8 replies · 697+ views
    Mitchell Langbert's Blog ^ | January 21, 2009 | Mitchell Langbert, Ph.D.
    WHEREAS: National television news has failed to tell the truth or perform the function of providing truthful and valid information to the American public; WHEREAS: National television news has failed to inform the American public about vital facts concerning the presidential election and the candidacy of President Barack Hussein Obama; WHEREAS: National television has failed to inform the American public about vital public policy and political questions, specifically, the activities of the Federal Reserve Bank; monetary inflation; national economic policy; and subsidies to corporations and banks; WHEREAS: National television has lied to the American public about the Iraqi War: I...
  • Choice for Treasury secretary admits he failed to pay taxes

    01/14/2009 5:38:00 AM PST · by spintreebob · 114 replies · 3,971+ views
    KC Star ^ | 1/14/09 | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE AP
    Obama’s choice for Treasury secretary disclosed publicly Tuesday that he failed to pay tens of thousands of dollars in federal taxes from 2001 to 2004. Senate Democrats tried to brush aside the last-minute complication as a minor bump on an otherwise smooth path to confirmation for Timothy Geithner, who has been president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. After the underpayments were detected, Geithner paid back taxes and interest totaling $43,200.
  • Video: Matthews Says Media Shouldn't Criticize Hillary

    01/14/2009 4:25:02 AM PST · by careyb · 11 replies · 726+ views
    Lardball ^ | 1/13/09 | Chris Matthews
    Of course not.
  • Obama's fan club: Press bias shifted into high gear during '08 campaign

    01/09/2009 1:33:58 PM PST · by Caleb1411 · 16 replies · 808+ views
    WORLD ^ | 12/27/08 | Marvin Olasky
    The Nov. 6 Reuters headline, "Media bias largely unseen in U.S. presidential race," was laughable because almost everyone saw it. American voters by an 8-1 margin said they witnessed a pro-Obama press, and even Time's Mark Halperin said the "extreme pro-Obama coverage" represented a "disgusting failure of people in our business." Sadly funny examples galore make up the evidence. The most famous was MSNBC's Chris Matthews saying on Feb. 12 that when Obama spoke, "I felt this thrill going up my leg." But during 2008 other journalists fell in love: New York Times reporter Michael Powell in January: "He has...
  • Obama Named Time Man of the Year: Matt Drudge Digs Up Hilarious Picture of "That One"

    12/17/2008 12:04:46 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 35 replies · 2,488+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 12/17/2008
  • "Let Me Just Cut You Off, Because I Don't Want You To Waste Your Question" (Obama to reporter)

    12/16/2008 6:37:49 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 56 replies · 3,728+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/16 06:03 PM | Byron York
    "Let Me Just Cut You Off, Because I Don't Want You To Waste Your Question" That's what Barack Obama said today when John McCormick of the Chicago Tribune tried to ask about Rahm Emanuel's contacts with the Blagojevich team. Obama said, "It would be inappropriate for me to comment…and I don't want to get into the details at this point." So a short time later, McCormick came up with a more acceptable question: "Do you or [Secretary of Education-designate Arne Duncan] have a better jump shot?" The whole thing had a "Saturday Night Live" feel to it. The interaction with...
  • The Real Story Behind the Rushed Blagojevich Bust . . . .

    12/14/2008 5:53:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 147 replies · 12,247+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/14/08 | Cam Simpson
    Conventional wisdom holds that U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald ordered the FBI to arrest Rod Blagojevich before sunrise Tuesday in order to stop a crime from being committed. That would have been the sale of the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. But the opposite is true: Members of Fitzgerald’s team are livid the scheme didn’t advance, at least for a little longer, according to some people close to Fitzgerald’s office. Why? Because had the plot unfolded, they might have had an opportunity most feds can only dream of: A chance to catch the sale of a Senate seat on...
  • President-elect Obama News Conference--Live Thread

    12/11/2008 7:48:04 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 399 replies · 17,413+ views
    Fox news, other news channel, presser coming up.
  • Barbara Walters Falters

    12/03/2008 5:40:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies · 2,774+ views ^ | December 3, 2008 | Brent Bozell lll
    On the night before Thanksgiving, just an hour after Rosie O'Donnell had publicly belly-flopped with a horrible attempt at an old-time variety show on NBC, Barbara Walters made a fool of herself interviewing Barack and Michelle Obama. The toughest questions dealt with whether there was enough "change" in his cabinet picks, and whether he was "waffling" on tax hikes for the rich -- questions his (and ABC's) liberal base would enjoy. Let's go back eight years. On the Friday before the Inauguration, Walters interviewed then-President-elect George Bush and his wife Laura. But it was only one part of a routine...
  • Media's grade-school crush on Obama flunks smell test for most objective Americans

    08/27/2008 1:39:56 PM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 10 replies · 199+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 26, 2008 | Peter Schweizer
    Anyone who thinks the media have been balanced and unbiased during the current election simply hasn't been paying attention. Barack Obama has benefitted from adoring coverage, a lack of journalistic rigor, and a sizeable advantage in media coverage. In short, everything in the media seems to break his direction. Large parts of the American public already recognize this. According to a recent study by Rasmussen Reports, 50 percent of independent voters and even 27 percent of Democrats believe that the media are trying to help Obama win. Just 12 percent of independents said the media were helping John McCain. This...
  • Acceptance of Arrogant Obama Critique Says a Lot About the Media

    07/31/2008 2:50:16 PM PDT · by · 15 replies · 226+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    After months of adulatory press (minus a few weeks of Jeremiah Wright), have the national media finally begun responding to a large-scale critique of Barack Obama? Yes, argues Politico reporter Carrie Budoff Brown in a piece which she alleges that the Illinois senator is now being hit for being too arrogant: Barack Obama’s critics laid down the foundations of the strategy months ago: The Republican National Committee started the “Audacity Watch” back in April, and Karl Rove later fueled the attack by describing the first-term Illinois senator as “coolly arrogant.” It wasn’t until the last week, however, that the narrative...
  • Obama regrets putting children on television

    07/09/2008 10:44:50 AM PDT · by keepitreal · 87 replies · 93+ views
    Washington - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Wednesday that he regretted having put his two young children through an extensive interview on a US entertainment show - an extremely rare occurrence for politicians. Obama, who has typically been very protective of his children's public profile, appeared Tuesday night on NBC's 'Access Hollywood' with his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha. The interview had been taped during Malia's 10th birthday party in Montana on July 4, US Independence Day. (snip) Obama on Wednesday morning admitted he may have gone too far in allowing his children to speak on national...
  • Heated Emails from Clintons to MSNBC’s Shuster

    02/09/2008 8:14:20 PM PST · by ricks_place · 78 replies · 206+ views
    Politisite ^ | 2/9/08 | Albert N. Milliron
    Politisite has obtained the email exchange between the Clinton camp and MSNBC’s David Shuster who now is on leave due to his remarks about Chelsea Clinton being, “pimped out by the Clinton Camp” because of her calls to super delegates and others. Here are the emails Philippe Reines Press Secretary Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton Nice to hear from you, philippe. It is a fact that chelsea has made calls to superdelegates, as your campaign colleagues have acknowledged. It is also a fact that the campaign has reacted quite harshly to any media who have sought to interview chelsea. That was...
  • P.S.: We Are Lying to You

    01/22/2008 5:13:13 AM PST · by fweingart · 16 replies · 241+ views ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2008 | Cal Thomas
    In the ‘90s, Judicial Watch, an organization that seeks to hold Democrats and Republicans accountable to the law, pursued members of the Clinton administration. Larry Klayman, the organization’s founder, filed several lawsuits to expose alleged cover-ups in Commerce Department trade missions and the suicide of White House aide Vincent Foster. When George W. Bush became president, Klayman demonstrated that he could also go after Republicans. In 2002, he sued the Bush administration in an unsuccessful attempt to gain access to documents and information about Vice President Dick Cheney’s secret energy task force. Now the self-described “public interest group” may have...

    11/16/2007 5:22:15 AM PST · by jdm · 71 replies · 104+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Nov. 16, 2007 | Matt Drudge
    CNN debate moderator Wolf Blitzer did an 'outstanding' job in Vegas, a senior adviser to the Hillary campaign said early Friday. 'He was outstanding, and did not gang up like Russert did in Philadelphia. He avoided the personal attacks, remained professional and ran the best debate so far. Voters were the big winners last night.' A rival campaign insider charges: 'Wolf turned into a lamb. No follow-up question on Clinton's huge flip on drivers licenses?'
  • Democrats Keep Dirty Money ( Norman Hsu, Peter Paul, William Lerach...)

    10/08/2007 11:18:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies · 184+ views
    the influence peddler ^ | October 08, 2007 | The Editor
    Norman Hsu, Peter Paul, William Lerach.. all big criminal donors to Democratic candidates. In the case of Lerach's cash at least, the DNC has decided not to return his contributions: A spokesman for the Democratic National Committee said more than $1 million in donations from attorneys who pleaded guilty or have been indicted on federal charges for an alleged $11.8 million kickback scheme will not be returned. The donations, according to Federal Election Commission and state campaign finance databases, come from William S. Lerach, totaling $600,000 between 1998 and 2002, and from Melvyn Weiss, for a total of $25,000 in...
  • Transcript of Curt Weldon Interview on the Sean Hannity Radio Show

    10/20/2005 8:45:41 PM PDT · by vadkins · 19 replies · 1,236+ views
    QT Monster's Place ^ | 10/20/05 | The Sean Hannity Show
    Rep. Curt Weldon: 2 weeks before the attack on the USS Cole and then again 2 days before the attack on the USS Cole, saw through their analysis that a major event was going to occur in Yemen. They told the Navy not to bring the Cole into Yemen harbor and it went in and was attacked. That information was also compiled and the analysis was done by Able Danger. That story has not been told. These people will testify to that story as well.
  • Data-Mining Offensive in the Works

    10/18/2005 8:43:02 AM PDT · by vadkins · 7 replies · 626+ views
    Government Computer News | 10/10/05 | Patience Wait
    A draft proposal floating behind closed doors would reconstitute and improve upon a former Army data-mining program called Able Danger. Able Providence, as the new program has been dubbed, would establish “robust open-source harvesting capabilities” to give military and law enforcement agencies the information to take the initiative in the war on terrorism—that is, to be able to plan and execute offensive measures—in addition to continued defensive actions. In addition, the program would be driven by a presumption that use of weapons of mass destruction within the United States is possible. As a result, Able Providence would need to detect,...
  • Able Danger: Curt Weldon Interviewed by Rush Limbaugh in the Limbaugh Letter

    10/17/2005 9:09:06 PM PDT · by vadkins · 8 replies · 887+ views
    The Limbaugh Letter ^ | September 2005 | Rush Limbaugh
    I did not take the story to the media first when I was told about Able Danger in June. I'd been working on datamining with the Army's LIWA (Land Information Warfare Assessment) facility for six years, since 1999...When I first found out about Able Danger three months ago, I went to the House floor after I investigated this. I went to two 9/11 commissioners, a Democrat and a Republican. And John Lehman told me I should pursue this publicly. He said, "Curt, if you don't, nobody else will." I went to the House floor and did a speech, and no...
  • Louis Freeh's Able Danger Remarks on Meet The Press

    10/17/2005 12:15:31 AM PDT · by vadkins · 16 replies · 2,564+ views
    The Intelligence Summit ^ | 10/16/05 | Tim Russert
    Louis Freeh: No I disagree with that. And you know, while we're on the subject of the 9-11 Commission, I'm very interested and I know the country is in the Able Danger report. We have now very honorable military officers telling the United States, Tim, that in 2000 not only had Mohammad Atta been identified, by photo and name, but was earmarked as an Al Qaeda operative in the United States...
  • National Security Watch: Disquieted whistle-blowers

    10/12/2005 11:07:20 AM PDT · by vadkins · 25 replies · 3,263+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | 10/11/05 | Kevin Whitelaw
    One of the biggest names of the conference never even uttered a word. Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer is the military intelligence operative who recently went public with a controversial claim that a year before September 11, his top-secret task force "Able Danger" was able to identify the man who later turned out to be the lead hijacker as being connected to al Qaeda. Shaffer is a veteran of top-secret operations against terrorists, including some in Afghanistan, and several of his DIA colleagues have come out publicly to confirm that they remember Mohamed Atta being identified in 2000 as part of...
  • If Only We Had Acted

    10/08/2005 10:40:54 PM PDT · by vadkins · 7 replies · 855+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/9/05 | F. Michael Maloof
    Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican, correctly asserts the terrorist attack on America on September 11, 2001, could have been averted. The assertion was based on his efforts as early as 1999 to create a national collaborative or fusion center. It would data-mine vast amounts of information from U.S. intelligence and law enforcement to confront such asymmetrical threats as terrorism, proliferation, illegal arms trafficking, espionage, narcotics and information warfare and cyber-terrorism. It was a process that produced, among other things, the Able Danger open-source analysis that reportedly revealed hijacker Mohamed Atta as a potential terrorist before the attack. Mr. Weldon first...
  • The Able Danger Foxtrot Continues

    10/05/2005 4:18:27 PM PDT · by vadkins · 5 replies · 863+ views
    The Daily Standard ^ | 10/5/2005 | Ed Morrissey
    "It really does raise the question about where the [Armed Services] committees are on this," Zaid said. He emphatically states that the two Armed services have "done nothing, at least with respect to contacting Able Danger team members." Shouldn't these two panels at least have some curiosity about what information the DoD had about al Qaeda prior to 9/11? Everyone else seems to want answers--except those closest to the Pentagon. And Zaid wants Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer to be allowed to supply them. It's extraordinary that the Armed Services committees would continue to act as wallflowers while the Pentagon they...
  • Report due in Able Danger probe

    10/05/2005 7:19:45 AM PDT · by vadkins · 28 replies · 1,434+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/5/2005 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Senate Intelligence Committee has taken closed-door statements in an inquiry that could clear up whether the intelligence program Able Danger identified September 11 hijacker Mohamed Atta a year before the attack. A spokesman said yesterday that the committee likely will release a report or a statement in the next two weeks that makes conclusions, or at least determines the facts. Most of the attention on Able Danger has come from the Senate Judiciary Committee, which already has conducted one public hearing on the intelligence-collection program. It is now asking the Pentagon to allow personnel associated with Able Danger, such...
  • Able Danger: Zaid's Rebuttal To The AP

    10/01/2005 9:48:23 PM PDT · by vadkins · 12 replies · 983+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 10/1/05 | Mark Zaid, Esq.
    This is my first post on this blog and I want to use this opportunity to comment on something that I find to be very important, and that is the issue of LTC Shaffer's security clearance. The AP story that was issued Friday entitled "Pentagon revokes clearance of 'Able Danger' officer" was replete with many errors and unfortunate omissions that portrayed my client, who the reporter never interviewed, in a false light. I would like to set the record straight so that everyone knows the situation. I set up the story so that a full and balanced portrait could be...
  • Inside the Ring/Atta's Photo

    10/01/2005 1:55:16 PM PDT · by vadkins · 21 replies · 1,759+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/30/2005 | Bill Gertz/Rowas Scarborough
    The purported photo of Atta was later reproduced on a chart that had the names of up to 60 suspected terrorists that Mr. Weldon says he gave to Stephen J. Hadley in 2001, when he was White House deputy national security adviser. Frederick Jones, an NSC spokesman, said that Mr. Hadley does not recall ever seeing the chart with the Atta photo, but does not rule out the possibility that he was given the photo by Mr. Weldon. The photo was purchased from the woman by Orion Scientific Systems Inc., a government contractor that was involved in an early phase...
  • Atta known to Pentagon before 9/11

    10/01/2005 1:50:48 PM PDT · by vadkins · 8 replies · 1,043+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 9/28/2005 | John Crewdson and Andrew Zajac
    Information unearthed The Washington-based FBI agent who was Shaffer's liaison has recalled, in interviews with her superiors, that Shaffer told her his group had unearthed important information on suspected Al Qaeda operatives with links to the U.S., but without mentioning Atta's name. When Shaffer, who is also a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, asked to whom at the FBI that information should be communicated, the agent gave him the name and phone number of an official at FBI headquarters, according to the senior FBI official. Shaffer explained in a telephone interview that although Able/Danger never had knowledge of Atta's...
  • Triangle Ed-Op Interviews: Congressman Curt Weldon

    09/30/2005 1:28:27 PM PDT · by vadkins · 12 replies · 684+ views
    The Triangle Online ^ | 9/30/2005 | James Mack, Jr.
    Curt Weldon: So, what I've had to do is to fight with both of them, both the 9-11 Commission and the [Bush] administration, who I think neither of whom wants this information to be put out to the American people. Now, what bothers me is that the bulk of the information in Able Danger acquired was open-source information; it wasn't classified. To deny these military officers, who are very dedicated, loyal Americans, to tell their story not only flies in the face of everything this country stands for, but it is also a personal attack against them. It also flies...
  • Disabling Able Danger

    09/28/2005 4:21:03 PM PDT · by vadkins · 8 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Washington Post Blog ^ | 9/28/2005 | William Arkin
    As I wrote yesterday, Shaffer is pretty lonely in his recollections. Of some 80 people interviewed by the Defense Department as part of its Able Danger internal investigation, the Pentagon says that three additional workers remember seeing either a chart with a photo or a reference to Mohamed Atta.
  • The Secret History of Able Danger

    09/27/2005 8:39:39 AM PDT · by vadkins · 71 replies · 3,465+ views
    The Washington Post Blog ^ | 9/27/2005 | William Arkin
    First, to debunk the myths: As best as I can determine, having spent tens of hours talking to military sources involved with the issue, intelligence analysts did not identify anyone prior to 9/11, Mohammed Atta included, as a suspect in any upcoming terrorist attack. It is not even clear that a "Mohammed Atta" was identified, let alone that it is the same Atta who died on 9/11. No military lawyers prevented intelligence sleuths from passing useful information to the FBI. Able Danger itself was not an intelligence program. As a representative of U.S. Special Operations Command said at a special...