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  • Income Inequality Myths Of Left Exposed Once Again

    03/08/2012 6:02:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 8, 2012
    Economy: The president's strategy this election year is to divide the supposedly battered 99% from the evil, super-rich 1% doing the battering. But reports of America's income inequality are greatly exaggerated. That financial "inequality" gets treated as a serious issue is proof of an epidemic of economic illiteracy, since the rich do the job-generating in our economy. Now, Manhattan Institute senior fellow Diana Furchtgott-Roth has just added some essential new analysis exposing class-warfare fallacies. Examining Labor Department data, "The Myth of Increasing Income Inequality," published this week, show "that inequality as measured by per-capita spending is no greater today than...
  • Theyíre Called Boobs: the Toxic Lies of Erin Brockovich

    12/17/2010 1:01:02 PM PST · by HorowitzianConservative · 16 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | December 17, 2010 | Kathy Shaidle
    Every year, Catholics renew their baptismal vows and reject, among other "snares of the Devil," something called "the glamor of evil." The old dead white guys who penned those vows predated People magazine and Day of the Locust by centuries, but intuited a profound truth about human nature: We get more of whatever we glamorize. The facts matter less than the fame; merely projecting an individual -- hero or villain -- onto the shallow surface of the big screen conveys implicit societal approval and permission, and always with diminishing returns. So we're faced with the unedifying spectacle of 21st century...
  • Palin continues to rewrite history with stimulus story

    12/07/2010 7:38:52 PM PST · by pissant · 122 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News ^ | 12/7/10 | Dermit Cole
    In her latest Facebook posting, former Gov. Sarah Palin continues to blame the Alaska Legislature for accepting stimulus funds, while neglecting to mention her decision to approve 97 percent of the money. If the $900 million she approved amounted to a "federal bribe with fat strings attached" that she wanted no part of, she should have vetoed it. Then, had the Legislature overridden her veto, she could logically back up her current comments about the events of 2009. As it is, her Facebook posting is an attempt to rewrite history and distort the operational structure of our state government. The...
  • Commemorating a Major U.S. War Crime

    08/10/2010 5:42:30 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 209 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 8/8/10 | Jimmy Akin
    Friday was the anniversary of the U.S. Bombing of Hiroshima during World War II. Monday is the anniversary of its bombing of Nagasaki. The explosion of the Fat Man atomic device over Nagasaki is pictured. It rose eleven miles into the sky over Ground Zero. The important thing, though, is that itótogether with the Little Boy device that was deployed over Hiroshimaókilled approximately 200,000 human beings. And it ended the war with Japan. It is understandable that many Americans at the time were relieved that the long burden of the bloodiest war in human history could finally be laid down....
  • 2012 Poll: Obama Leads Potential Foes; Huck GOP Frontrunner

    04/13/2010 12:53:34 PM PDT · by DM1 · 123 replies · 2,813+ views
    Real Clear Politics CNN poll ^ | 4/13/10 | Mike Memoli
    A new CNN/Opinion Research poll tests some 2012 general election matchups for the first time, and finds that President Obama leads four potential foes: Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee. 2012 Presidential General Election Matchup (907 RVs, 4/9-11, MoE +/- 3.5%) Obama 53 -- Romney 45 Obama 54 -- Huckabee 45 Obama 55 -- Palin 42 Obama 55 -- Gingrich 43
  • Ten "Best" and "Worst" Presidents

    02/14/2009 10:56:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 94 replies · 2,936+ views
    (Feb. 14) - It's no surprise to see Abraham Lincoln, the man who held the nation together when it was on the brink of collapse, atop the list of greatest American presidents. But many other presidents are judged far differently by experts than by the general public. Bill Clinton left office with a high approval rating, but a panel of writers who focus on US politics and foreign affairs at the Times, a British publication, considered him mediocre. The president who passed progressive legislation but who saddled himself with the Monica Lewinsky scandal landed at number 23. As panelist Ben...
  • Wrangling over detainees eclipses soldiers' work: PM ('wrangling'? - try Tali-bull!)

    05/12/2007 10:22:15 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 4 replies · 345+ views
    CBC (Constant Bolshevik Crap) ^ | Friday, May 11, 2007 | Some Staff Comrade?
    Wrangling over detainees eclipses soldiers' work: PM CBC News: Friday, May 11, 2007 Canadian soldiers' heroism in Afghanistan is not getting the attention it deserves as members of Parliament spar over the handling of detainees, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says. Harper made the comment Friday morning while speaking to a crowd of about 1,000 soldiers and military families at a Wear Red Rally to show support for the troops at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, north of Ottawa. The prime minister noted that nine soldiers from the base have been awarded military honours in the past month for their work...
  • The Myth of Racism In America

    07/08/2006 11:13:16 AM PDT · by I am CWAS · 7 replies · 1,784+ views
    I am CWAS
    A myth is being propagated by liberals and leftists, a myth that is telic, mainly due to the behaviors, policies and actions of liberals and leftists in America. This being of course racism. Something that is not a problem except for the liberals and leftists who use it as a political tool. There was actually a time when racism was real in America, slavery for example, like compulsory taxation slavery was rooted in the use of force to sanction labor. Had it not been for the little capitalism there was in America, and the need to compete wage v. wage...
  • Study: Earth hottest in 400 years

    06/22/2006 9:15:49 AM PDT · by LM_Guy · 15 replies · 798+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 06/22/2006 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Earth is the hottest it has been in at least 400 years, probably even longer. The National Academy of Sciences, reaching that conclusion in a broad review of scientific work requested by Congress, reported Thursday that the "recent warmth is unprecedented for at least the last 400 years and potentially the last several millennia." The National Academy scientists concluded that the Mann-Bradley-Hughes research from the late 1990s was "likely" to be true, said John "Mike" Wallace, an atmospheric sciences professor at the University of Washington and a panel member. The conclusions from the '90s research "are...
  • America's rags-to-riches dream an illusion

    04/26/2006 3:47:22 PM PDT · by nicollo · 118 replies · 2,169+ views
    Reuters (via Yahoo) ^ | April 26, 2006 | Alister Bull
    America may still think of itself as the land of opportunity, but the chances of living a rags-to-riches life are a lot lower than elsewhere in the world, according to a new study published on Wednesday. The likelihood that a child born into a poor family will make it into the top five percent is just one percent, according to "Understanding Mobility in America," a study by economist Tom Hertz from American University. By contrast, a child born rich had a 22 percent chance of being rich as an adult, he said. "In other words, the chances of getting rich...
  • Feminist decries war on women

    04/25/2005 4:33:15 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 46 replies · 1,139+ views
    The Stanford Daily ^ | 15 April 2005 | Ronald Chan
    Incidents similar to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are occurring every day in the United States and around the world, but few people are doing anything about it. This was the overarching message presented by leading feminist Catharine MacKinnon during a provocative lecture yesterday that underscored the parallels between the ongoing war on terror and what she sees as a war on women. ďA kind of war is being fought, but there is no name for this war in which men are the aggressors and women the victims,Ē she said. MacKinnon, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School,...
  • Why run away from a 'G'?

    06/17/2005 9:45:51 AM PDT · by sportutegrl · 11 replies · 547+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2005 | Brent Bozell
    A new study by the Dove Foundation demonstrated that Hollywood may not love money as much as it loves its "adult" themes of sexual perversion, violent death and ear-bending profanity. The foundation's founder and chairman, Dick Rolfe, reported: "While the movie industry produced nearly 12 times more R-rated films than G-rated films from 1989 to 2003, the average G-rated film produced 11 times greater profit than its R-rated counterpart." Wow. Defenders of Tinseltown's antics might argue that there's a lot more R-rated movies around to flop and ruin the averages. The Dove Foundation does note that R-rated films are declining...
  • Democrat Quotes on Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction

    11/23/2005 5:26:39 AM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 21 replies · 1,005+ views
    Davidstuff ^ | recent | David Stuff
    "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998 "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998 "Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear,...
  • Questioning Their Patriotism

    11/21/2005 4:13:19 AM PST · by sampai · 17 replies · 941+ views
    PoliPundit.com ^ | 11/21/05 | PoliPundit
    Iím going to Question The Patriotismô of Democrat politicians. Letís suppose youíre Nancy Pelosi or John Murtha. You believe, in your heart of hearts, that America, the world, and your constituents, would be better off if the United States were to - in Murthaís euphemism - ďimmediately redeployĒ from Iraq. Do you not then have an obligation to act upon your convictions? If you believe that immediately withdrawing from Iraq is the best, the most prudent, the most principled course of action, is it not your patriotic duty to do everything you can to enable that course of action? Yet,...
  • 'GIRLCOTT' TELLS AN UNEXPECTED TALE IN VARIOUS SHADES OF GRAY (co-belligerency alert)

    11/12/2005 8:27:32 PM PST · by Lorianne · 22 replies · 741+ views
    Yahoo ^ | David M. Shribman
    PITTSBURGH -- A remarkable story unfolded in this community this month, with implications far deeper than even the brave principals in the event realized. It was the successful "girlcott" of offensive Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirts mounted by a group of young women who showed more character, more intelligence and ultimately more ingenuity than the apparel manufacturer. These protesters, part of the Women's & Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania, took their indignation to the public, and before a week was out they took it nationally. It's important to remember that this is not your father's Abercrombie, which created the sort of...
  • BUSH CONDEMNS LEFT'S REWRITE OF HISTORY

    11/12/2005 6:59:47 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 47 replies · 2,022+ views
    The Truth Detector ^ | November 11, 2005 | President Bush and Rush Limbaugh
    President Commemorates Veterans Day, Discusses War on Terror Tobyhanna Army Depot Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania Fact Sheet: Honoring America's Veterans In Focus: Honoring Our Veterans 11:45 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much. Thank you all for coming, please be seated. Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm glad to be back in Pennsylvania and I'm proud to be the first sitting President to visit Monroe County. (Applause.) I'm especially pleased to see so many military veterans with us today. Those who have risked their lives for our freedom have the respect and gratitude of our nation on Veterans Day...
  • Gays push to recast marriage on morals

    11/12/2005 4:07:04 PM PST · by dvan · 51 replies · 1,198+ views
    Reuters ^ | Reuters | Duncan Martell
    By 1 hour, 10 minutes ago OAKLAND, California (Reuters) - As U.S. gays and lesbians prepare to battle a raft of state constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage that will likely be on the ballot next fall, activists are recasting the issue as one that needs to be fought on moral rather than political grounds. That is the message Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the oldest and leading U.S. grass-roots gay and lesbian coalition, has taken to more than 2,500 gay rights organizers at its annual conference held in Oakland this week. "What I...
  • WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON -The "New Democrat" From Hope [The Hofstra Cultural Center is proud to..]

    11/12/2005 4:29:10 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies · 465+ views
    Hofstra's 11th Presidential Conference, William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat" From Hope wraps up Saturday. Among those scheduled to attend are former U.S. Ambassador Richard Gardner, former presidential counsel Mickey Kantor and Clinton White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart. Panel topics include Clinton's impeachment, foreign policy and humor and the presidency. If you missed the first two days of the conference, webcasts of Clinton's address and the opening keynotes for each day are available online, along with photographs and text recaps. For information on Saturday's sessions, please visit our online schedule. Check out our conference information page to see the...
  • Saddam, our ally?

    11/12/2005 7:26:53 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 18 replies · 696+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-12-2005 | Ed Lasky
    Powerline notes the outlandish claims being made by Michael Scheuer, formerly of the CIA: The pathetic Michael Scheuer claims that, ďin the war against al Qaeda, Saddam Hussein was one of our best allies.Ē And the selectively pathetic Chris Matthews gives Scheuer a free pass on his big lie. Thomas Joscelyn has the details. JOHN adds: Thatís an interesting change of heart on Scheuerís part. Scheuer was the head of the CIAís bin Laden unit in 1998, when Clintonís Justice Department indicted bin Laden. Here is a paragraph from Count 4 of the indictment: Al Qaeda also forged alliances with...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Mary Mapes, Basket Case

    11/09/2005 5:29:44 PM PST · by wagglebee · 54 replies · 2,643+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 11/9/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, gotta hear this. We got a lot more sound bites of this, but this is the money sound bite. Brian Ross today talking to Mary Mapes of CBS says, "After 12 years of defending him, CBS and Dan Rather later admitted they couldn't vouch for the authenticity of the documents, Bill Burkett's documents, and that they should not have been used and the story should not have aired. Do you," Mary Mapes, "still think the story was true?" MAPES: The story? Absolutely. ROSS: This seems remarkable to me that you would sit here now and say you still...
  • Reporting or distorting?

    11/06/2005 4:39:07 AM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 1 replies · 381+ views
    R&C Archives ^ | November 6, 2005 | by Eric Simonson
    The NY Times lied and dishonored a fallen soldier in order to make their political statement about the war. Imagine if the Bush Administration had doctored and edited Caseyís last letter to Cindy Sheehan. Just another example of the utter dishonesty of the left. It seems as though journalists just view themselves as propagandists first and reporters second. Truth is really the first casualty of war, except today those who purport to report the facts can't be trusted to do so honestly. This is what the Times excerpted from Corporal Jeffrey Starr's letter home before he died: Another member of...
  • Marine who confessed to abuses lied to gain celebrity

    11/06/2005 5:25:33 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 126 replies · 3,902+ views
    WASHINGTON - For more than a year, former Marine Staff Sgt. Jimmy Massey has been telling anybody who would listen about the atrocities that he and other Marines committed in Iraq. In scores of newspaper, magazine and broadcast stories, at a Canadian immigration hearing and in numerous speeches across the country, Massey told how he and other Marines recklessly, sometimes intentionally killed dozens of innocent Iraqi civilians. Among his claims: Marines fired on and killed peaceful Iraqi protesters. Americans shot a 4-year-old Iraqi girl in the head. Tractor-trailers were filled with the bodies of civilian men, women and children killed...
  • Washington Post Traps Itself in a Lie about MD4Bush

    11/05/2005 5:54:32 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 47 replies · 3,174+ views
    In yesterdayís (Saturday) Washington Post is a brief article in its Metro section, responding to well-attended press conference the previous day in front of the newspaperís offices. The press conference accused the Post of violating the privacy rights of certain individuals on the website FreeRepublic.com This exchange, printed by the Post, explains the charge, and the newspaperís response to it, so far: "How in good faith could The Washington Post access a private Internet account without the express permission of the account holder?" Kristinn Taylor, a spokesman for the conservative FreeRepublic.com, asked in a morning news conference in front of...
  • Democrats Push Big Lie About War

    11/05/2005 6:07:40 AM PST · by kellynla · 42 replies · 1,407+ views
    Human Events ^ | Nov 4, 2005 | Allan H. Ryskind
    President Bush lied us into war and the revelations produced by the Scooter Libby indictment only confirm this terrible scandal. Thatís the essence of the vicious slur Democrats are hurling at the GOP these days, with Minority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) shutting down the U.S. Senate to dramatize the charge. The White House, as the Democrats would now have it, had virtually no evidence that there were weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq, but the President, Dick Cheney and their gang were so intent on removing Saddam from power they invented facts. And when critics such as Joe Wilson...
  • The U.N. Isn't a Threat to the Net (says Kofi Annan)

    11/05/2005 5:44:20 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 34 replies · 933+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/5/05 | KofI Annan
    The main objective of the World Summit on the Information Society to be held this month in Tunisia is to ensure that poor countries get the full benefits that new information and communication technologies -- including the Internet -- can bring to economic and social development. But as the meeting draws nearer, there is a growing chorus of misinformation about it. One mistaken notion is that the United Nations wants to "take over," police or otherwise control the Internet. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The United Nations wants only to ensure the Internet's global reach, and that effort...
  • Katrina Exposes Media's Global Warming Bias

    11/03/2005 4:45:43 AM PST · by gwhiz · 12 replies · 515+ views
    www.heartland.org ^ | 11.1.5 | Written By: Steven Milloy
    No sooner had Hurricane Katrina moved inland to spawn tornadoes, flooding, misery, and tragedy than global warming alarmists and some in the media began spawning junk science. Blaming Warming for Everything "The hurricane that struck Louisiana yesterday was nicknamed Katrina by the National Weather Service. Its real name is global warming," opined long-time alarmist Ross Gelbspan's August 30 op-ed in the Boston Globe. Gelbspan also blamed global warming for snow in Los Angeles, high winds in Scandinavia, drought in the Midwest, a heat wave in Arizona, heavy rainfall in India, and an ice storm in New England. Gelbspan offered no...
  • CA: Gov. Has Label for Unions: Liar

    11/02/2005 7:26:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 342+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/02/05 | Robert Salladay
    SACRAMENTO ó While focusing on a conservative audience Tuesday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger launched an assault against unions and Democrats by accusing them of "dirty" campaigning and lying about the initiatives he supports on next week's ballot. The governor's complaints came as the California Nurses Assn., one of Schwarzenegger's chief critics, unveiled a new 60-second radio advertisement featuring actor Warren Beatty encouraging a vote against the governor Nov. 8. "Don't give him more power," Beatty says in the ad, which is running in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. In an interview, Beatty, a longtime Democratic activist, said the governor's plans...
  • THE CALL TO DRIVE OUT THE BUSH REGIME (folks, CIVIL WAR II has begun)

    11/02/2005 7:21:07 PM PST · by doug from upland · 291 replies · 6,713+ views
    why the world can't wait dot net ^ | 11-2005 | really nutty dangerous subversives
    The Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime Sign the call now!Your government, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights. Your government is openly torturing people, and justifying it. Your government puts people in jail on the merest suspicion, refusing them lawyers, and either holding them indefinitely or deporting them in the dead of night. Your government is moving each day closer to a theocracy, where a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule.Your government suppresses the science that doesn't fit its...
  • Paper Calls Clarence Thomas 'Black Man With An Asterisk' (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

    11/02/2005 7:16:38 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 65 replies · 1,753+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Nov. 1, 2005 | Staff
    An editorial in the Tuesday edition of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal ssems to call into question the content and character behind the color of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' skin. The newspaper - openly liberal by value of this opinion piece - is chock full of buzzwords straight out of the Democrat Party talking-points used to dsecribe the nomination of Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. Saying the Alito nomination "lessens the nation's rich diversity," the editors argue that Alito's mere presence as a man should disqualify him from the opportunity to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the High Court....
  • New CBS Head Must Beat Boredom & Bias, Analysts Say

    11/01/2005 6:33:04 AM PST · by Cindy_Cin · 34 replies · 910+ views
    CnsNews ^ | November 1, 2005 | Randy Hall
    The new president of CBS News wants to revive the network's news operation, but according to some analysts, he must first overcome two major obstacles: boredom and bias. Shawn McManus, head of CBS Sports since 1996, was named president of CBS News on Oct. 28 by Les Moonves, the head of parent company Viacom, and instructed to "break the mold in news."
  • Castro denies accepting US aid

    10/30/2005 6:34:58 PM PST · by Cagey · 3 replies · 394+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10-30-2005
    Oct 27, 2005 ó HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Fidel Castro denied on Thursday that his Communist government had accepted U.S. aid for the first time in the wake of Hurricane Wilma. The U.S. State Department said earlier its longtime foe Cuba, whose own offer of help was snubbed by Washington after Hurricane Katrina, had for the first time "in memory" accepted U.S. disaster aid. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said a three-person U.S. assessment team was on stand-by to go to Cuba to see what was needed after Wilma flooded Havana and western shore areas this week. U.S. aid...
  • Mounting evidence of organized election fraud up (Dem Controlled King Co WA.)

    10/29/2005 6:32:54 PM PDT · by LowNslow · 39 replies · 2,230+ views
    Sound Politics Blog ^ | 10/29/2005 | Stefan Sharkansky
    Yesterday I finally received a portion of King County's voter database transaction log. It was weeks late, incomplete and issued only after I sued the county. These records confirm more elements of my recent article in The Stranger -- that elections officials knowingly and unlawfully counted ballots from ineligible voters last November and then modified computer records to cover it
  • MSM Makeover: Condi Rice (photo that USA Today wanted to use discovered) (way too Funny alert!)

    10/26/2005 3:07:11 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 45 replies · 3,777+ views
    California Conservative ^ | Wednesday, October 27th, 2005 | California Conservative
    October 26, 2005 MSM Makeover: Condi Rice Filed Under: Humor, Media This morning, Michelle Malkin points out the following circumstances regarding a recent photo in USA Today.‚ÄúNotice anything peculiar about her eyes?,‚ÄĚ asks Malkin.‚ÄúNo, Condi isn‚Äôt possessed; the photo was manipulated.‚ÄĚThis news comes courtesy of From The Pen, which found a pre-doctored version of the Associated Press photo on Yahoo! Espa√ɬĪa:What they didn‚Äôt find is the latest photo ‚Äúrevealing‚ÄĚ who‚Äôs sitting behind Condi in the photo. By using propriety photographic algorithms, we were able to focus in on the background. (If only Dick Morris knew how to use photoshop)That might...
  • Demonizing Condi - 345pm EDT flash: THE PHOTO HAS BEEN REMOVED from USA Today's Site

    10/26/2005 12:53:24 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 78 replies · 4,612+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Wed. Oct. 26th 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    Includes many updates by Michelle Malkin DEMONIZING CONDI By Michelle Malkin ††∑†† October 26, 2005 06:41 AM ***scroll down for updates...345pm EDT flash: THE PHOTO HAS BEEN REMOVED from USA Today's site with an editor's note...I'll be talking about more unhinged examples of Condi hatred next week. More details here.*** Check out the photo of Condoleezza Rice that was published by USA Today last week: Notice anything peculiar about her eyes? No, Condi isn't possessed; the photo was manipulated. This news comes courtesy of From The Pen, which found a pre-doctored version of the Associated Press photo on Yahoo! EspaŮa:...
  • AP President Supports Shield Law for Journalists

    10/26/2005 3:21:37 AM PDT · by baystaterebel · 17 replies · 505+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2005
    A federal law to protect journalists from having to reveal their confidential sources is necessary no matter what, Tom Curley, president and CEO of The Associated Press said Tuesday. "It's nuts to see reporters going to jail for upholding professional standards," he said at the National Press Club. "We're not asking for an exception just for us. We're asking for an exception that already exists."
  • Demonizing Condi (USA Today's shameful photoshop exploits)

    10/26/2005 4:43:26 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 144 replies · 8,634+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | October 26, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    DEMONIZING CONDI By Michelle Malkin ††∑†† October 26, 2005 06:41 AM Check out the photo of Condoleezza Rice that was published by USA Today last week: Notice anything peculiar about her eyes? (Click on the Extended Entry for an explanation.)No, Condi isn't possessed; the photo was manipulated. This news comes courtesy of From The Pen, which found a pre-doctored version of the Associated Press photo on Yahoo! EspaŮa: Ask USA Today's Graphics and Photos Managing Editor, Richard Curtis (rcurtis@usatoday.com), what the ^$%#@+! is going on. *** Related: Katherine Harris vs. the Photo DoctorsTime's photo distortions
  • L.A. LIBERALS PACKIN' HOT LEAD (Hollywierd Hypocrisy)

    10/26/2005 5:18:04 AM PDT · by Callahan · 14 replies · 1,306+ views
    NY Post ^ | 10/26/2005 | Page Six
    October 26, 2005 -- PISTOL-packing Joe Mantegna is blasting a chink in the politically correct armor of some Hollywood heavyweights ó he says they love to own and shoot guns. The "Joan of Arcadia" star says that such left-leaning showbiz types as Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio and playwright David Mamet are all avid shooters. "Lots of guys in Hollywood love to shoot," Mantegna, a longtime gun sportsman, tells Fade In magazine. "But they ain't gonna talk to you."
  • Today in History: Michael Bellesiles resigns.

    10/25/2005 5:04:16 AM PDT · by jim_trent · 9 replies · 572+ views
    Emory University website ^ | October 25, 2002 | Robert A. Paul
    Michael Bellesiles Resigns from Emory Faculty October 25, 2002 Robert A. Paul, Interim Dean of Emory College I have accepted the resignation of Michael Bellesiles from his position as Professor of History at Emory University, effective December 31, 2002. Although we would not normally release any of the materials connected with a case involving the investigation of faculty misconduct in research, in light of the intense scholarly interest in the matter I have decided, with the assent of Professor Bellesiles as well as of the members of the Investigative Committee, to make public the report of the Investigative Committee appointed...
  • Called Code Pink for a Reason

    10/23/2005 11:39:34 PM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 33 replies · 1,415+ views
    R&C Archives ^ | October 24, 2005 | Eric Simonson
    Cindy Sheehan, anti-war movement icon, has deep ties to the Code Pink organization. Will she be going on their, "Friendship Delegation" to Cuba in January? Or on their communist pilgrimage to Venezuala to attend the World Social[ist] Forum in February? Code Pink is yet another anti-war organization, socialist in orientation and leadership, that is dishonest about their goals and aims, tirelessly calling the United States an oppressive terrorist power. Let's go to Cuba? Feel like Bush is trying to crush your dissent? Tired of chanting death to America at anti-war rallies only to find that the American people won't join...
  • Myths About Gun Control

    10/19/2005 8:06:17 AM PDT · by texianyankee · 42 replies · 3,038+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 19, 2005 | John Stossel
    Guns are dangerous. But myths are dangerous, too. Myths about guns are very dangerous, because they lead to bad laws. And bad laws kill people. "Don't tell me this bill will not make a difference," said President Clinton, who signed the Brady Bill into law. Sorry. Even the federal government can't say it has made a difference. The Centers for Disease Control did an extensive review of various types of gun control: waiting periods, registration and licensing, and bans on certain firearms. It found that the idea that gun control laws have reduced violent crime is simply a myth. I...
  • PBS' "Breaking the Silence" Not Ready for Prime Time

    10/16/2005 7:39:08 PM PDT · by CareyRoberts · 17 replies · 2,770+ views
    October 16, 2005 | Carey Roberts
    Propaganda pieces normally contain an indisputable kernel of truth, which is then artfully embellished with innuendo, distortions, and half-truths. By that standard, the upcoming PBS program, Breaking the Silence: Childrenís Stories, doesnít even qualify as good fiction. The program is so larded with Leftist fantasies and sweeping stereotypes you begin to wonder if producers Dominique Lasseur and Catherine Tatge thought they were doing a special for Sesame Street. A nice bedtime story wouldnít be so bad, except this tale targets fathers and families. Breaking the Silence leads off with this whopper: ďOne-third of mothers lose custody to abusive husbands.Ē That...
  • Chris Wallace: Media Bias 'Astonishing'

    10/16/2005 5:40:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 204 replies · 10,127+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 16 October 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace said Friday that since leaving the mainstream networks behind to join Fox he's noticed an "astonishing" amount of biased reporting on the part of his former colleagues. "I came from the mainstream media and I didn't used to feel this way," Wallace told WRKO Boston radio host Howie Carr. In radio interviews he does to promote his Sunday broadcast, Wallace said, the questions he gets are almost always slanted against the Bush administration.
  • Mike Wallace's anti-gun advocacy challenged

    10/15/2005 5:16:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 1,196+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/15/05 | WorldNetDaily
    CBS News' ethical standards are being challenged after veteran reporter Mike Wallace's appearance at an anti-gun Brady Center fund-raiser in Washington, D.C., last month. At the event, held at the French Embassy, Wallace played a clip of his "60 Minutes" interview with then-NRA president Charlton Heston, whom he described as the "self-righteous enemy of the Jim and Sarah Brady Bunch," reported blogger and radio host Cam Edwards at NRANews.com. Edwards said that afterwards, Wallace mocked Heston by holding up his hands, as if holding a rifle, and saying, "in my dead hands ... remember when he used to hold up...
  • 'Today' Reporter Paddles in Shallow Water (Stunt on Today Show)

    10/14/2005 2:41:11 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 73 replies · 3,290+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 14, 2005
    If Michelle Kosinski's canoe had sprung a leak on NBC's "Today" show Friday, she didn't have much to worry about. In one of television's inadvertently funny moments, the NBC News correspondent was paddling in a canoe during a live report about flooding in Wayne, N.J. While she talked, two men walked between her and the camera _ making it apparent that the water where she was floating was barely ankle-deep. Matt Lauer struggled to keep a straight face, joking about the "holy men" who were walking on water. "Have you run aground yet?" Katie Couric asked. "Why walk when you...
  • Out to Embarrass Bush Over Alleged Video Stunt, Today Show Gets Caught in one of Its Own

    10/14/2005 4:50:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 243 replies · 16,183+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein October 14, 2005 - 07:10. In a deliciously ironic twist of fate, shortly before airing a segment aimed at embarrassing the Bush administration by suggesting that it had staged a video conversation between the president and soldiers in Iraq, the Today show was caught in staging . . . a video stunt. In the Bush/Iraq segment, Today screened footage indicating that prior to engaging in a video conversation with President Bush, soldiers on the ground in Iraq were given tips by a Department of Defense official. But the only advice that the official was shown as giving...
  • The War Over the Robber Barons

    10/13/2005 7:15:07 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 13 replies · 494+ views
    TCS ^ | 10/13/05 | Edward J. Renehan Jr.
    During the bleak days of the Depression, Matthew Josephson -- at that time a self-proclaimed Marxist - published a biased and mistake-packed economic history of the Gilded Age. Josephson's The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalists, 1861 - 1901 hit bookstores in 1934. At the time -- in the midst of massive unemployment, historically-high industrial malaise, and all the human suffering attendant to those realities -- critics and pundits seemed eager to praise a book that damned Wall Street magnates, bankers, and millionaires generally. Thus Josephson's treatise became an influential bestseller. Thus also did men such as Jay Gould, Andrew...
  • CBS vice president: TV news can be fair(Rathergate "devastating")

    10/13/2005 7:56:00 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 35 replies · 1,482+ views
    belleville.com ^ | Oct. 13, 2005 | Wally Spiers
    "Can the News REALLY be Fair, Accurate and Objective?" asked the title of the first lecture in the 2005-2006 George E. McCammon Memorial Distinguished Speaker Series. "Yes," said Marcy McGinnis, senior vice president, news coverage CBS News, speaking at McKendree College in Lebanon on Tuesday night. Her answer was not surprising because she is in charge of news coverage for CBS, a television network that prides itself on those values despite a couple of recent problems. "My job is to pay really close attention to the news, to watch closely and care about it," McGinnis said. She said fair, accurate...
  • Amazon.com Removes Mapes Excerpt

    10/05/2005 7:38:43 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 49 replies · 1,829+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 5, 2005
    After initially putting the first chapter of fired CBS producer Mary Mapes's book, Truth and Duty, on its web site, Amazon.com has apparently pulled the plug on the enterprise. Visitors to the online book retailer can no longer read the excerpt as it no longer shows up in listings for the print or audio versions of the book.Was the excerpt yanked because of the several objectively incorrect assertions it contained, and the subsequent blog firestorm their exposition caused? Only Amazon or Mapes's publisher, St. Martinís Press knows for sure.
  • Carlton Sherwood & the VVLF S U E John Kerry!

    10/05/2005 4:34:22 AM PDT · by RDTF · 23 replies · 1,738+ views
    Swiftvets.com ^ | October 5
    Legal documents: http://www.vvlf.org/documents/Sherwood_and_VVLF_v_Kerry.pdf
  • A&E "Investigative Reports" to air "Inside the NRA" on Wednesday, October 12 at 11:00am ET

    09/30/2005 8:37:45 PM PDT · by Nonesuch · 9 replies · 333+ views
    Bill Kurtis ^ | Wednesday, October 12 at 11:00am ET | AETV
    "A look at the powerful National Rifle Association, locked into battle for gun rights against anti-gun advocates. Probes such questions as: Who are the NRA's three million members? Is the NRA a radical right-wing group, or the last defenders of the Constitution's Second Amendment? Will Americans ever willingly give up their guns?" Not probed are such questions as "Can A&E air an unbiased episode about guns and gun owners?", and "Is Bill Kurtis full of himself, or what?"