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  • WEHT DAILY USC/Dornsife Polls????

    09/23/2016 8:38:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Self | September 23, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    As you can see on this CHART there have been no USC/Dornsife polls since 9/21, two days ago. What happened? I thought these were supposed to be DAILY polls.
  • Finally, A Little Honesty About Islam In Mainstream Media

    09/12/2016 8:07:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Advice Goddess Blog ^ | September 12, 2016 | Amy Alkon
    A little, that is. Shadi Hamid writes in the LA Times about why Islam isn't like other faiths -- as I've long been explaining here. He explains the reason the Quran is different from the Bible in very articulate terms: Contrary to what many think, there is no Christian equivalent to Koranic "inerrancy," even among far-right evangelicals. Muslims believe the Koran is not only God's word, but God's actual speech -- in other words, every single letter and word in the Koran comes directly from God. This seemingly semantic difference has profound implications. If the Koran is God's speech, and...
  • LA Times Tracking Poll: Donald Trump Leading Hillary Clinton

    09/03/2016 7:56:16 PM PDT · by Signalman · 19 replies
    Breitbart. ^ | 9/3/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    The latest L.A. Times political tracking poll shows Donald Trump now leading Hillary Clinton in the presidential race by three points. Trump now has 45.3 percent support while Hillary Clinton has 42.3 percent.
  • USC Dornsife / LA Times Presidential Election "Daybreak" Poll [Trump +4.1% ...actually +10% ]

    07/25/2016 2:13:45 AM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 28 replies
    The USC Dornsife / LA Times ^ | July 25, 2016 | NA
    Trump ...................45.4 Clinton..................41.3
  • LA Times/Dornsife tracking poll now Trump +2

    07/23/2016 4:02:46 PM PDT · by brookwood · 21 replies
    LA Times/Dornsife poll now Trump +2 - not updated on RCP average yet. Also Reuters is +3 Clinton today not +4. Combined this brings Trump to +.5% in the average of the last 5 polls on RCP.
  • If Trump wins, a coup isn't impossible here in the U.S.

    07/20/2016 6:09:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 199 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 19, 2016 | James Kirchick
    Americans viewing the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey as some exotic foreign news story -- the latest, violent yet hardly unusual political development to occur in a region constantly beset by turmoil -- should pause to consider that the prospect of similar instability would not be unfathomable in this country if Donald Trump were to win the presidency.
  • The LA Times Wants You to Feel Bad About Babies Being Born

    02/05/2016 6:51:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 4, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    In bold, stark lettering, an article by the LA Times featured the following ground-breaking headline splashed across its Wednesday edition: “After Texas Stopped Funding Planned Parenthood, Low-Income Women Had More Babies.” The article is based on a recent study conducted by the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which seeks to link a recent 1.9 percent increase in Texas births paid for by Medicaid to the fact that the state cut off funding to the nation's largest abortion provider last year. In other words, more babies are...
  • 'Yes, Obama's Really a Muslim,' Claim Muslims...?

    01/21/2016 11:57:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Daily Wire News ^ | January 21, 2016 | James Barrett
    Despite the media's concerted effort to declare emphatically that Barack Obama is a devout, practicing Christian, many still believe that behind closed doors Obama is actually a Muslim, or at least more sympathetic to Muslims than Christians. To the great disappointment of those who'd like to blame all Obama conspiracy theories on the "bitter clingers," claims that "Obama is a Muslim" are perhaps most persistent among a surprising group: Muslims in the Middle East. A 2015 CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll asked Americans if they knew what Obama's religion was. "Is he Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, something else, or not...
  • Yes, Obamacare is in dire need of fixing. Here's a guide to the best options

    01/04/2016 9:59:10 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 4, 2016 | By Michael Hiltzik
    ... Some of [Obamacare's] approaches have turned out to be ineffective, poorly targeted, or not ambitious enough to address deeply rooted problems. - Healthcare experts Timothy Jost and Harold Pollack These are inevitable occurrences with any major legislation, though they don't have much to do with the real issue conservatives have with the ACA. In the view of John E. McDonough of Harvard's School of Public Health, it's that Obamacare raises taxes on the wealthy while giving them "bupkis" in direct benefits. A lot can be done to correct the real flaws in the ACA, and Timothy S. Jost, emeritus...
  • Murdoch: Tribune papers likely to be sold, LA Times split off

    11/27/2015 7:44:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/27/15 | Dan Levine
    Rupert Murdoch, co-chairman of Wall Street Journal publisher News Corp, on Friday said he had "strong word" that the Tribune Publishing Co's newspaper group will be bought by a Wall Street firm, while the Los Angeles Times will be split off and purchased by local investors including philanthropist Eli Broad.Murdoch, who is also co-chairman of 21st Century Fox, the entertainment and broadcast group, made his comments on Twitter.In September Tribune's board said the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune were "a cornerstone of our company's portfolio and a key component to our success in the future."Murdoch did not say...
  • Former Reuters social media editor convicted of aiding L.A. Times hack

    10/08/2015 9:28:28 AM PDT · by nuconvert
    LA Times ^ | Oct. 7, 2015
    Matthew Keys, former deputy social media editor for the Reuters news agency, was convicted Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to hack Los Angeles Times and Tribune Co. servers. Keys, 28, who also was a web producer for KTXL Fox 40 in Sacramento, a Tribune-owned television station, provided members of the hacker group Anonymous with login information for Tribune servers in 2010. Though Keys faces up to 25 years in prison at his sentencing, U.S. attorney's office spokeswoman Lauren Horwood said prosecutors are "likely" to seek less than five years.
  • The L.A. Times Suppresses Obama's Khalidi Bash Tape (Still Sitting On It)

    09/18/2015 4:09:10 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | October 27, 2008 | Andrew McCarthy
    Your article would post as follows: Obama, Ayers, and PLO supporters toast Edward Saids successor, but the press doesnt think its quite as newsworthy as Sarah Palins wardrobe. Lets try a thought experiment. Say John McCain attended a party at which known racists and terror mongers were in attendance. Say testimonials were given, including a glowing one by McCain for the benefit of the guest of honor who happened to be a top apologist for terrorists. Say McCain not only gave a speech but stood by, in tacit approval and solidarity, while other racists and terror mongers gave speeches...
  • Los Angeles Times Publisher Is Being Ousted

    09/08/2015 10:23:02 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    ny times ^ | 9-8-2015 | RAVISOMAIYA
    Austin Beutner, the publisher and chief executive of The Los Angeles Times, is being dismissed Tuesday, with no replacement immediately named, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. Mr. Beutner, a politically connected former investment banker who went on to become a deputy mayor of Los Angeles, was to be informed Tuesday morning but the news had leaked in advance of the meeting, said one person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe a sensitive matter. News of the impending departure was first reported by the website Capital New York. The news came after internal dissent between...
  • Barely News: Two-Thirds of Blacks Prefer 'All Lives Matter' Over 'Black Lives Matter'

    08/23/2015 1:37:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 23, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    Most of us have heard it by now. If you have the audacity to point out in a conversation or speech that "All lives matter," you're a hateful, violent raging racist out to undermine the (white guy George Soros-funded) "Black Lives Matter" movement. Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley have toth made the "mistake" of contending that "All lives matter" during the past few months. Each has felt it necessary to either apologize or otherwise back away from their statement. A Thursday Rasmussen poll the vast majority of the establishment press has ignored and will likely to continue...
  • An Onion-Worthy LA Times Ferguson Tweet Befitting of the Age of Trigger Warnings

    08/12/2015 5:48:03 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-12 | Benjamin Weingarten
    https://twitter.com/latimes/status/631115411300446209/ That old saying about sticks and stones breaking bones but words never harming ushas effectively been turned on its head in Post-America. Stated differently, tweets like the above are the natural outgrowth of a culturein which hypothetical threats like global warming or The Great Booksare treated as existential, while actual threats to life and limb like say a nuclearized Iran or armed protestors are either ignored or whitewashed if they do not servea political narrative.
  • LEFT-WING CARTOONIST TED RALL FIRED BY LA TIMES FOR LYING ABOUT LAPD

    07/28/2015 6:03:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/2015 | JOHN NOLTE
    Ted Rall, a noxious left-wing political cartoonist who has advocated violence against conservatives and on more than one occasion revealed himself as a racist, finally went too far, even for the same LA Times that champions those who threaten Jews with curb-stomping. According to the Times, in a May 11 article, Rall outright lied about a 2001 experience he had with the LAPD. Ted Rall a freelance cartoonist whose work appears regularly in The Times described an incident in which he was stopped for jaywalking on Melrose Avenue in 2001. Rall said he was thrown up against a...
  • Spouse-cheat breach: Hackers threaten to expose 30 million users of AshleyMadison.com

    07/20/2015 5:49:28 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/20/2015 | DAVID PIERSON
    Hackers are threatening to expose information on over 30 million users of AshleyMadison.com, a website for cheating spouses famous for its tagline Life is short. Have an Affair. A group of hackers called The Impact Team reportedly has posted some data already and is demanding that parent company Avid Life Media shut down AshleyMadison and a sister site, EstablishedMen.com, according to Krebs On Security, a blog run by former Washington Post reporter Brian Krebs. The Toronto-based Avid Life Media said Monday it closed the breach in its computer system and was working with law enforcement. How the hackers got in,...
  • PGA, USGA, LPGA stick with Donald Trump despite controversial comments

    07/02/2015 8:06:22 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 2 2015 | LA Times
    hough other companies and organizations are cutting ties with Donald Trump following his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants, the golf world is continuing to do business with the Republican presidential candidate. NBC, Univision and Macy's have cut ties with the real estate mogul following his comments, but the PGA of America, the LPGA, the USGA and the PGA Tour will go forward with their previously scheduled plans to host tournaments on his courses.
  • State governments lament that citizens are actually getting health coverage

    05/18/2015 3:19:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 18, 2015 | by Michael Hiltzik
    One of the more bizarre spectacles of U.S. government in the modern age is the sight of political leaders complaining that a public program is actually working. In many states that expanded Medicaid and even some that rejected expansion under the Affordable Care Act, enrollment has significantly exceeded projections. To some political leaders, for some reason, this is supposed to be a bad thing. Some Republican governors are in effect calling it "an 'I told you so' moment". In Michigan, for instance, first-year enrollment was projected at 323,000, but enrollment topped out at 605,000. Illinois expected 199,000, and has ended...
  • Vanity. How do I find old newspaper articles on the net?

    05/03/2015 2:35:04 PM PDT · by saminfl · 37 replies
    self | 05/03/2015 | self
    There was a time when libraries had microfilm of old newspapers. I cannot find anything like that today. I am specifically looking for articles published in 1983 and 1984 by the Los Angeles Times.
  • Desalination plants aren't a good solution for California drought

    04/25/2015 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 81 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 25, 2015 | Michael Hiltzik
    As surely as the hot, dry Santa Ana winds bring blue skies to the coast and wildfires to the hills, severe California droughts bring calls to build desalination plants up and down the seashore. All that ocean water, begging to be converted to fresh and pumped into our pipelines, would solve our water supply problems instantly and permanently, boosters say. In the coming months, the drumbeat will only get louder. That's not only because the current drought is the longest and most severe in memory, but because a $1-billion desalination project scheduled to start operating in Carlsbad this fall will...
  • NAACP Bombing . . . or Barbershop Bang?

    01/22/2015 4:38:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado Springs, Colo. From the liberal medias coverage of my beautiful adopted hometown, youd think we live in a KKK-infested hotbed where every person of color fears for his or her life. Take a look at these ominous headlines: Bombing of NAACP headquarters harkens to bad old days MSNBC Colorado Springs explosion recalls violence against NAACP the Washington Post NAACP Bombing Evokes Memories of Civil Rights Strife Time magazine Explosion outside NAACP office could be a hate crime, officials say the Los Angeles Times Let me and my brown skin assure you, America: Bull Connor...
  • The Meaning of US Citizenship

    10/05/2014 6:15:08 AM PDT · by Macoozie · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Oct 4, 2014 | The Times Editorial Board
    In recent years, the concept of U.S. citizenship has figured in public debate largely in connection with immigration reform. Should immigrants who are in the country illegally be given a "path to citizenship"? Should children born to parents who are not here legally be entitled to "birthright citizenship"?
  • LAs Brilliant Plan to Boost Voter Turnout: Bribery

    09/20/2014 6:54:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The Los Angeles Ethics Commission (the term “ethics” is used rather loosely in this case) has a plan to get more voters to turn out on Election Day. Basically, they think the city should bribe people to show up at the polls. According to LA Times:Alarmed that fewer than one-fourth of voters are showing up for municipal elections, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted Thursday to recommend that the City Council look at using cash prizes to lure a greater number of people to the polls. On a 3-0 vote, the panel said it wanted City Council President Herb Wesson's Rules,...
  • L.A.T. Reporter Cleared Stories with CIA before Publication

    09/08/2014 5:24:53 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 10 replies
    The INTERCEPT ^ | 4 Sep 2014 | KEN SILVERSTEIN
    A prominent national security reporter for the Los Angeles Times routinely submitted drafts and detailed summaries of his stories to CIA press handlers prior to publication, according to documents obtained by The Intercept. [... ] It appears the agency did push back. On May 2, 2012, he emailed the CIA a new opening to the story with a subject line that asked, does this look better?
  • New Emails Reveal Former LA Times Reporter Likely Violated Newspapers Very Clear Rule

    09/04/2014 8:43:51 PM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/04/14 | Oliver Darcy
    New emails released Thursday appear to show that a former Los Angeles Times reporter had a closely collaborative relationship with the CIA, submitting drafts of stories to intelligence officials before submitting them for publication. Ken Dilanian, now an Associated Press intelligence reporter, explicitly promised positive news coverage with one news story, according to The Intercept, which obtained emails he exchanged with intelligence officials. He added that he thought the particular report would be reassuring to the public about drone strikes.
  • Yank a tooth, yank an unborn babys arm offno difference to Los Angeles Times editorial staff

    08/06/2014 6:33:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    national right to life ^ | Dave Andrusko
    Interesting pair of commentaries in the Los Angeles Times tell us a lot about the state of the abortion battle and the disarray within the pro-abortion community. First an editorial praises two decisions that struck down Mississippis and Alabamas laws requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Then an opinion piece by a veteran pro-abortion war horse, Carla Hall, who laments that the infighting over the decision to kind of, sort of retired the pro-choice label could deemphasize the obsession with abortion. Weve already cribbed from the dissent by Judge Emilio M. Garza to debunk the appeals...
  • White House pursuing plan to expand immigrant rights

    07/28/2014 8:12:59 AM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 7/25/2014 | CHRISTI PARSONS, BRIAN BENNETT, LISA MASCARO
    Even as President Obama grapples with the crisis of immigrant children arriving at the Southwest border, White House officials are laying the groundwork for a large-scale expansion of immigrant rights that would come by executive action within weeks. Officials signaled strongly Friday that Obama's move would shield from deportation large numbers of immigrants living in the country illegally, as advocacy groups have demanded. Roughly 5 million of the estimated 11 million people who entered the country without legal authorization or overstayed their visas could be protected under a leading option the White House is considering, according to officials who discussed...
  • Supreme Court: Yes, (some) corporations can pray--and you'll all pay

    06/30/2014 2:18:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 30, 2014 | by Michael Hiltzik
    In its decision Monday in the Hobby Lobby case, the conservative Supreme Court majority that upheld corporations' religious objections to birth control spends an inordinate amount of time defending itself from the reasoning and wrath of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissent. Justice Samuel Alito, whose name is on the decision, alludes no fewer than 24 times to the "principal dissent," which Ginsburg wrote for the four-member minority. Plainly, he felt Ginsburg's powerful intellect breathing down his neck as he tried to find a path to upholding the Hobby Lobby parties' attack on women's rights without expanding corporate "personhood" too much....
  • Robot writes LA Times earthquake breaking news article

    03/26/2014 4:48:59 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 36 replies
    BBC Technology News ^ | Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | BBC Staff
    The Los Angeles Times was the first newspaper to publish a story about an earthquake on Monday - thanks to a robot writer. Journalist and programmer Ken Schwencke created an algorithm that automatically generates a short article when an earthquake occurs. Mr Schwencke told Slate magazine that it took around three minutes for the story to appear online. "Robo-journalism" is increasingly being used in newsrooms worldwide. The LA Times is a pioneer in the technology which draws on trusted sources - such as the US Geological Survey - and places data into a pre-written template. As well as the earthquake...
  • In-Depth Analysis: The New York Times, Washington Post & LA Times

    03/28/2014 4:15:51 AM PDT · by lbryce
    Honest Reporting ^ | March 26, 2014 | Yarden Frankel
    For many years, we have published in-depth analyses that show the consistent and pervasive anti-Israel bias of the New York Times. Check out the reports here, here, and here. We even awarded the NY Times our Dishonest Reporter award for the most biased reporting of 2013. We have documented how the vast majority of articles and editorials in the NY Times depict Israel in an unfavorable and often erroneous way. Yet the NY Times might argue that its coverage is negative because Israels actions and policies warrant such coverage. In other words, it would claim to be simply reporting the...
  • Putin conducts 'Russia Marches On'

    03/18/2014 7:41:38 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/18/2014 | Doyle McManus
    In other words, Putin's looking at the 21st century through the cold, wary eyes of a Russian realist, and he sees it differently than Western leaders do. Take the recent threats of economic sanctions from Europe and the United States. Putin thinks the West will hesitate before imposing crippling sanctions on Russia's economy because of Europe's many financial interests in Moscow. (So far, he's right about that.) And he thinks the West will tire of imposing sanctions before Russia feels any need to back down. "His message is: We think you've been trampling our interests, and we have a higher...
  • CA:LA Times Misreads Second Amendment Decision of Ninth Circut

    02/14/2014 6:26:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Los Angeles Times ran an article on the decision of the Ninth Circuit in Peruta v County of San Diego, by Maura Dolan and Tony Perry. While I have come to expect old media reporters to be ignorant about guns, the first sentence in the article makes me wonder about their reading comprehension about judicial matters as well: "In a significant victory for gun owners, a divided federal appeals court Thursday struck down California rules that permit counties to restrict as they see fit the right to carry a concealed weapon in public." Uh.. no. The court did...
  • Employers cut health coverage, find scapegoat: Obamacare

    12/17/2013 7:48:07 AM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    la times ^ | 12/16/2013 | Michael Hiltzik
    If there's been one inexorable trend coming out of the HR departments of major employers, it's been the steady erosion of worker pay and benefits. Razor-thin raises, defined benefit pensions replaced by 401(k) plans, shrinking healthcare--if you've been on a big company's payroll, you know the drill. Expect the trend to continue or even pick up steam, because employers have an ideal scapegoat right now: the Affordable Care Act. It looks like the blame-Obamacare game is having some effect. According to an AP poll released over the weekend, three-quarters of those with private or employer-based insurance think the Affordable Care...
  • The myths of Obamacare's 'failure' (Major BARF alert)

    11/19/2013 8:07:33 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    The Los Angeles TImes ^ | 11/18/2013 | Michael Hiltzik
    Attacks on the Affordable Care Act have stepped up over the last week or so. You'd think that the healthcare reform known as Obamacare is leading to the wholesale loss of affordable insurance by huge sectors of the American public, many of whom will be impoverished by being forced into low-quality health plans at exorbitant prices. You'd think the entire reform is on "life support," as the usually judicious National Journal put it today, speculating that Democrats may soon start calling for its repeal. Don't buy the hype. The numbers tell an entirely different story. What they also demonstrate is...
  • LA Times: We Don't Print Letters That Disagree With Our Positions

    10/19/2013 3:02:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 72 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/18/2013 | Jeff Dunetz
    Traditionally, letters to the editor are the vehicle for a newspaper's readers to voice their disagreement with an article appearing in the paper. The Los Angeles Times has announced that it won't print any letters from readers who differ with their positions, using climate change as an example: Regular readers of The Times' Opinion pages will know that, among the few letters published over the last week that have blamed the Democrats for thegovernment shutdown(a preponderance faulted House Republicans), none made the argument about Congress exempting itself from Obamacare. Why? Simply put, this objection to the president's healthcare law is...
  • LA Times bans letters from climate skeptics

    10/18/2013 1:00:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | October 18, 2013 | FOX
    The Los Angeles Times is giving the cold shoulder to global warming skeptics. Paul Thornton, editor of the papers letters section, recently wrote a letter of his own, stating flatly that he won't publish some letters from those skeptical of mans role in our planets warming climate. In Thorntons eyes, those people are often wrong -- and he doesnt print obviously wrong statements.
  • More Cuts Planned at Tribune Papers

    09/27/2013 11:13:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 27 Sep 2013 02:25 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    The ax is about to drop at newspapers owned by the Tribune Company, according to a report by the firms own Los Angeles Times. The Times says the company, which also owns The Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Hartford Courant, Orlando Sentinel, and South Florida Sun Sentinel, is reviewing operations in an effort that will likely result in staff reductions.
  • LA Times claims Democrats led passage of Civil Rights Act; Larry Elder rebuts

    08/30/2013 9:21:42 AM PDT · by shove_it · 20 replies
    Twitchy/Drudge ^ | 30 Aug 2013
    As Newsbusters reported, the Los Angeles Times is claiming that Democrats led the way for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Talk show host Larry Elder sets the record straight: `snip~ According to the article linked by Elder above, Only 64 percent of Democrats in Congress voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act (153 for, 91 against in the House; and 46 for, 21 against in the Senate). But 80 percent of Republicans (136 for, 35 against in the House; and 27 for, 6 against in the Senate) voted for the 1964 Act. Wikipedia, which has been known on occasion...
  • How Obama has abused the Patriot Act

    08/19/2013 11:29:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | By Jim Sensenbrenner
    On Aug. 9, the Obama administration released a previously secret legal interpretation of the Patriot Act that it used to justify the bulk collection of every American's phone records. The strained reasoning in the 22-page memo won't survive long in public light, which is itself one of the strongest arguments for transparency in government. As the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis wrote, "Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants." Recent revelations by the Washington Post emphasize the need for greater transparency. The National Security Agency failed to report privacy violations that are serious infringements of constitutional rights....
  • Inside Iraqi Corruption

    03/29/2005 4:35:34 PM PST · by Softwar · 460+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/29/05 | Charles R. Smith
    Inside Iraqi Corruption Charles R. Smith Tuesday, March 29, 2005 John A. Shaw is a curious example of Washington politics gone mad. Shaw is a veteran government employee who served inside the White House under Presidents Ford, Nixon and Reagan and was an associate deputy secretary in the Department of Commerce. In 2001, Shaw was appointed by Bush Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld to head the newly formed Office of International Technology Security. In this post, Shaw began the difficult task of reforming government controls over the export of sensitive technology to foreign countries. In 2003, Shaw began investigating allegations of...
  • It is getting better. Check this out [Truthout trying to hide stealing a fraudulent article]

    07/09/2003 6:26:23 PM PDT · by William McKinley · 176 replies · 2,937+ views
    I am having a back and forth with Japan Today regarding their publishing of an article which appeared in Capitol Hill Blue that has subsequently been exposed to be false.Japan Today did not get the article from Capitol Hill Blue though. They got it from Truthout.org, a leftist propaganda outfit.I wanted to see if Truthout.org even had the story up on their site. I went to their main page, Truthout.org and checked. Nothing. I noticed a search box up at the top. So I took a phrase from the original article, sought significant quantities and hit search.Bingo.Here is what the...
  • A Chilling Divestment - Threat to divest city funds from a Koch-owned LA Times

    05/02/2013 2:54:27 PM PDT · by onyx · 85 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 2, 2013 4:30 pm | Lachlan Markay
    Threats by members of the Los Angeles City Council to use the citys pension funds to penalize investors if they sell the Los Angeles Times to Charles and David Koch could be illegal and unconstitutional, experts say.A proposal by councilman Bill Rosendahl would allow the city to yank investments by the citys three pension funds in the Tribune Co., which owns the Times, if the company opts to sell the paper to someone who does not uphold the highest terms of professional and objective journalism.Rumors that libertarian industrialists Charles and David Koch might buy the paper spurred him to propose...
  • Newspaper guild: The LA Times must not be sold to the Koch brothers and their harsh ...

    05/01/2013 3:20:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2:01 pm on May 1, 2013 | Allahpundit
    I tweeted this link last night and John Ziegler replied, Isnt this guild statement the ultimate smoking gun of liberal media bias? Didnt do same for David Geffens efforts to buy LAT. Precisely my point in yesterdays post. If the media was as neutral as they pretend to be for professional (and political) advantage, any bid from a strong partisan, whether left or right, should cause jitters about the newsroom becoming unbalanced. Wheres the hand-wringing over liberal ideologues buying up media?Heres the Guild statement in full, via Jim Romenesko. Note that theres no hand-wringing over traditional union concerns like the...
  • Conservative Koch Brothers Circling Tribune Newspapers Including LA Times: NYT

    04/24/2013 9:33:41 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    deadline.com ^ | | Saturday April 20, 2013 @ 6:23pm PDT | By THE DEADLINE TEAM
    NewsCorp.s Rupert Murdoch and a coalition of buyers led by Ron Burkle and Eli Broad have been eyeing the Tribune Co. sale. But sources tell the NYT that Koch Industries, led by conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, could have a leg up on other bidders if they make an offer for all eight of Tribunes regional papers including the LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Orlando Sentinel and The Hartford Courant. Apparentlythe Koch Bros are only interested in newspapers not the TV stations for now.
  • Why The Fear? Koch Bros. May Save Some Dying Papers

    04/24/2013 2:41:19 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 24 April 2013 | Editorial
    Media: Billionaire brothers with a free-market bent are said to be eyeing some big newspapers. The left is worried. Will this end a noble tradition of red ink and layoffs? As readers of Mother Jones and the Daily Kos will tell you, David and Charles Koch fund a vast right-wing conspiracy that has warped American political life and kept a boot heel on the neck of the 99%. So with power like that, why would the brothers want to buy struggling newspapers? Why not go after something with more of a future, like mobile apps? Whatever the reasons, the Kochs...
  • What would the Koch brothers do to the Los Angeles Times?

    04/24/2013 6:24:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/24/2013 | Harold Meyerson
    On May 21, Los Angeles voters will go to the polls to select a new mayor. Who will govern Los Angeles, however, is only the second-most important local question in the city today. The most important, by far, is who will buy the Los Angeles Times. The Times is one of the eight daily newspapers now owned by the creditors who took control of the Tribune Co. after real estate wheeler-dealer Sam Zell drove it into bankruptcy. Others include the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, the Orlando Sentinel and the Hartford Courant. The Tribune board members whom the creditors selected...
  • Conservatives Shouldn't Own Newspapers?

    04/03/2013 11:13:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The Los Angeles Times is up for sale, and there are super-wealthy conservative bidders. Get the popcorn out and watch the liberals squeal. The hilarious kickoff came when two leftist collectives -- the Daily Kos website and the California-based Courage Campaign Institute -- set out to buy an ad in the LA Times to protest the Koch brothers pondering a bid. I kid you not, the ad began: "WE NEED NEWS, NOT MORE SPIN." This would assume that today's Los Angeles Times -- which just endorsed Obama's re-election -- is an oasis of objectivity in a desert of media bias....
  • Activists Warn Rumored Sale To Turn LA Times Into Another Fox News

    04/01/2013 3:36:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 1, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) Protesters were set to gather Monday in downtown Los Angeles to urge the owners of the Los Angeles Times not to sell the newspaper to political propagandists. Members of the self-described progressive Courage Campaign along with MoveOn.org and Daily Kos launched an online petition demanding the Tribune Company, publishers of the L.A. Times, to reconsider a rumored sale to billionaire businessmen David and Charles Koch. Protesters were expected to deliver some 100,000 Californian signatures calling on Tribune Company President Peter Liguori to refuse to sell the paper to political propagandists to the companys headquarters near City...
  • F.C.C. Shift May Thwart a Murdoch Media Deal (Drudge headline...Murdoch wants LA Times )

    03/25/2013 3:02:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach
    NY Times ^ | Published: March 24, 2013 | By AMY CHOZICK
    In weighing a bid for The Los Angeles Times, Rupert Murdoch finds himself in a familiar role: waiting for rule changes from the government. With the resignation last week of Julius Genachowski, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, he may have to wait a little longer.