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  • License to kill: Proposed ‘stand your ground’ law in Ohio an invitation to violence and vigilantism

    10/10/2013 9:31:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | October 11, 2013 | The Editors
    Some Ohio lawmakers want to modify the state’s concealed-weapons law by vastly expanding the circumstances in which a person has no duty to retreat before using lethal force in self-defense. Such a “stand your ground” law is unnecessary. Worse, it would increase the danger of gun violence — something this state and its cities hardly need. City councils in several Ohio communities, including Toledo, Akron, Dayton, and Cincinnati, formally oppose the proposed bill. Members of the Ohio Student Association also have protested it. Current Ohio law states that people need not retreat in their residence, their vehicle, or the vehicle...
  • The New York Times' latest cutbacks: Proof its digital strategy is failing?

    12/03/2012 2:23:13 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/3/2012 | Ryu Spaeth
    he New York Times on Monday announced that it would offer buyout packages to 30 newsroom employees, and that layoffs would ensue if the 30 spots were not voluntarily filled. Citing a difficult "economic environment" that has led in recent years to a 60 percent staff reduction on the paper's business side, Executive Editor Jill Abramson said, "There is no getting around the hard news that the size of the newsroom staff must be reduced." While the loss of 30 jobs pales in comparison to the ousting of roughly 100 newsroom staffers in 2008, it is the latest evidence that...
  • Republican Source: Akin Moving To Withdraw

    08/20/2012 1:48:44 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 120 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | 8/20/12 | Ben Smith
    Missouri Republican Todd Akin has begun moving toward ending his candidacy after his remarks on rape and abortion provoked a firestorm, a top Republican said. "Akin is taking concrete steps to withdraw by tomorrow at 5:00 p.m.," a senior Republican told BuzzFeed, adding that Akin could still change his mind. But a Republican close to Akin said his position hasn't changed: He's still in the race. Tomorrow afternoon is an important deadline: If he files papers to end his candidacy in Jefferson City tomorrow he can end his candidacy unilaterally; after that, he would have to file an application in...
  • Frank Lindh: America's barbaric treatment of my son John Walker Lindh

    07/09/2011 9:29:22 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 97 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 10 July 2011 | Frank Lindh
    John Walker Lindh following his capture by US troops in December 2001. John Phillip Walker Lindh, my son, was raised a Roman Catholic, but converted to Islam when he was 16 years old. He has an older brother and a younger sister. John is scholarly and devout, devoted to his family, and blessed with a powerful intellect, a curious mind, and a wry sense of humour. Labelled by the American government as "Detainee 001" in the "war on terror", John occupies a prison cell in Terre Haute, Indiana. He has been a prisoner of the American government since 1 December...
  • Liberal Madison paper Endorsement: Scott Walker best for jobs in race for Governor [WI]

    10/10/2010 3:59:28 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 31 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 10-10-10 | Editorial Writer
    (A Wisconsin State Journal endorsement!) Job creation and fixing the state's crippling budget mess must be the top priorities for Wisconsin's next governor. Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker is the best choice to tackle these difficult tasks. The State Journal endorses Walker for governor. Under Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle, the state has lurched from one budget crisis to another for years now — long before the recession ever began. Chronic budget deficits have distracted Wisconsin leaders from thinking big and devising bold strategies for competitive advantage in the knowledge-based, global economy. Did the Democrats in control of state government adopt...
  • A.H. Belo's (Dallas Morning News) First Quarter Result is Loss (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/28/2008 4:37:32 PM PDT · by abb · 7 replies · 219+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | April 28, 2008 | Staff
    A.H. Belo Corp., the newspaper pure play spun off from Dallas-based Belo Corp., reported its first quarterly result was a loss of $8.7 million, or 43 cents a share, on revenues that tumbled 8.8% to $160.2 million. Advertising revenue, including print and Internet revenue, fell 12% in the quarter compared to a year ago. The chain was particularly hard hit at its major California property, where ad revenue for The Press-Enterprise in Riverside plummeted 26%. A.H. Belo said its newspaper margin -- measured by EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) -- fell by 5 percentage points to 9%....
  • Brokaw: Washington Post Print Paper 'Probably' Dead in 10 Years

    11/20/2007 8:24:27 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 61 replies · 241+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | 11/20/2007 | Jeff Poor
    hen Tom Brokaw, an old-time mainstream media figure in his own right, says he thinks print newspapers won’t be around in 10 years, that’s probably not a good sign for the industry. The former NBC “Nightly News” anchor appeared at the Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington, D.C. on November 19 to promote his new book..Brokaw said he envisioned a major newspaper going completely digital in 10 years. “I was at The Washington Post earlier today,” Brokaw said. “And in the lobby they’ve got a wonderful graphic describing how the printing press works and where it is … 75,000 copies...
  • 'Chicago Sun-Times' Looks to Redefine Itself as 'Liberal, Working-Class' Paper (Mark Steyn gone)

    07/10/2007 6:34:15 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 67 replies · 1,770+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 7/10/07 | Mark Fitzgerald
    CHICAGO The Chicago Sun-Times is turning left. The tabloid that shifted toward political conservatism under the brief ownership of Rupert Murdoch more than two decades ago now says that it is "rethinking our stance on several issues, including the most pressing issue facing Americans today: Bush's war in Iraq." Under marching orders from Publisher John Cruickshank and Editor in Chief Michael Cooke, new Editorial Page Editor Cheryl L. Reed introduced a new Commentary section Tuesday with a promise to turn the tabloid back into the liberal-leaning paper it was for decades before the Reagan administration. "We are returning to our...
  • What If Baghdad Bob Was Right All Along?

    12/08/2006 10:18:58 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 28 replies · 1,658+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 8, 2006 | Tony Norman
    What if Baghdad Bob was right all along? Friday, December 08, 2006 Remember Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf? He was the former Iraqi information minister who became a folk hero in the West because of his unintentionally hilarious daily briefings even as coalition forces tightened the noose around the regime's neck. Nicknamed "Baghdad Bob" by a credulous American press corps all too willing to parrot Bush administration propaganda, the Iraqi bureaucrat had a talent for lurid prose that hinted at a poetic sensibility beneath the nonsense. Among my favorites were: "God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of the...
  • Know where your polling place is? (Philly Officials Fear Voter Intimidation)

    11/01/2006 9:53:14 PM PST · by Red Steel · 19 replies · 471+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Wed, Nov. 01, 2006 | DAVE DAVIES
    WHEN YOU GO to vote on Tuesday, you might find your polling place has moved since you last voted, thanks to new laws and court action. And if you're in a Latino area of the city, the Justice Department wants a judge to order federal observers into your polling place. The feds say they're protecting your rights; the city fears voter intimidation. At least one thing should be reassuring: City officials have figured out what caused more than 200 electronic voting machines to break down in May, and they're confident that won't happen again. Of the city's 1,681 divisions, 142...
  • VANITY - Today's Atlanta Journal above the fold

    01/25/2006 5:35:44 AM PST · by freedomlover · 13 replies · 451+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constipation | 1/25/6 | Freedomlover
    OK this is a ranting vanity and I am late for a meeting but I would like someone to pick up on today's template-driven article by this rag of a paper that focuses on a new "job" for a certain military (Army?) unit that has been set up just for finding and retrieving dead soldiers. Of course this is more newsworthy than units repairing schools etc. I don't read the rag for this very reason but I saw it on the counter of my breakfast joint this AM and wanted to barf. Remember this is a vanity and I am...
  • Why Miers Must Be Defeated (Founding Fathers Didn't Envisage Cronyism For High Offices Alert)

    10/09/2005 10:25:38 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 265 replies · 2,963+ views ^ | 10/10/05 | Joseph Farah
    Imagine if Bill Clinton had nominated his personal attorney and White House counsel to a post on the U.S. Supreme Court. Somehow, I can't imagine my conservative friends supporting the nominee – particularly if there were questions about controversial documents being destroyed that might actually shed light on scandals of the past. The stunning series of articles by WND columnist Jerome Corsi, raising serious and nagging questions about Harriet Miers' role as chairman of the Texas Lottery Commission and the cover-up of the way that story intersects with George W. Bush's National Guard service, points up why this kind of...
  • Buyout Plan Announced at Philadelphia Dailies, Layoffs Could Follow

    09/20/2005 5:03:06 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 9 replies · 307+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 9-20-05 | By Joe Strupp
    The rumor mill had it right. Buyouts aimed at reducing staffing at the Philadelphia Inquirer and its Knight Ridder stablemate The Daily News were announced this morning. In a memo to staff Tuesday, Daily News Editor Michael Days called it "a lousy day." He said full-time Guild-covered employees were eligible. "The goal is to reduce our staff by about 25 employees before the end of the year," he wrote. "The Inky's goal is about 75 staffers.
  • Griego Erwin resigns amid internal inquiry into her columns(Sac Bee Columnist)

    05/12/2005 7:16:25 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 31 replies · 1,482+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 05/12/05 | Rick Rodriguez
    Rick Rodriguez: Griego Erwin resigns amid internal inquiry into her columns By Rick Rodriguez -- Bee Executive Editor Published 2:15 am PDT Thursday, May 12, 2005 Diana Griego Erwin, whose column has appeared in this space three days a week, resigned Wednesday amid an internal inquiry into whether some people mentioned in several recent columns actually existed. During our inquiry we found we could not authenticate the existence of several people even though they were identified by name, age and sometimes by the neighborhoods in which they were reported to have lived. We used extensive online database searches as well...
  • Friends: Michael Schiavo good, loyal

    03/22/2005 1:38:04 AM PST · by ambrose · 156 replies · 3,282+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 3.22.05
    Posted on Tue, Mar. 22, 2005 THE HUSBAND Friends: Michael Schiavo good, loyal The friends of Michael Schiavo spoke out on his behalf, describing him as a decent man who never abandoned his stricken wife. BY SANDY BAUERS Knight Ridder News Service PHILADELPHIA - Friends praise Michael Schiavo He has been vilified on websites and talk shows. He has been called a wife-abuser, an adulterer, a money-grubbing murderer. Death threats have been left in his mailbox. Throngs of protesters have waved signs and chanted outside his house in Clearwater, and they have gathered again. Sometimes, even Michael Schiavo's friends have...
  • Latenight rail service's fate riding on Metro evaluation Low ridership could spell end to last call

    12/05/2004 11:30:38 PM PST · by weegee · 15 replies · 697+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 6, 2004, 12:55AM | By LUCAS WALL
    RIDING THE RAIL Late-night rail service's fate riding on Metro evaluation Low ridership could spell end to 'last call' trains By LUCAS WALL Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle Late-night bar patrons downtown might be running out of time to use the train as their designated driver. Metro is reviewing whether to continue late rail service on Friday and Saturday nights. The extended weekend hours began in June at the request of city officials and downtown businesses who hoped the availability of the rail ride might lure more customers. It hasn't happened. "Ridership has been disappointing, but Metro leadership is now working...
  • Sorry (Liberal) Local NewspapersThread

    10/06/2004 3:39:30 PM PDT · by thelastvirgil · 9 replies · 231+ views
    My little brain | October 6, 2004 | telastvirgil
    I am starting a thread on worthless, liberal local newspapers. Jump in with your favorite -- or least-favorite.
  • Bush Re-election Machine Busy Tearing Down Another War Hero (MEGA-BARF ALERT)

    08/22/2004 6:19:16 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 53 replies · 1,486+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 8-22-2004 | Joe Hallett
    Bush re-election machine busy tearing down another war hero Sunday, August 22, 2004 JOE HALLETT If John Kerry wins the Democratic nomination, I mused on Jan. 17, President Bush will do back flips to avoid comparisons of their respective military records. On a stage in Des Moines, Iowa, that night, I watched a retired policeman embrace the Massachusetts senator, creating the most poignant moment of the Democratic campaign for president. Jim Rassmann had come from Oregon to tell the world that 35 years earlier, then-Navy Lt. Kerry, wounded, turned his swift boat around against enemy fire and fished Rassmann out...
  • CJR's liberal slant

    08/14/2004 10:27:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies · 400+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2004 | Masthead Editorial
    The Columbia Journalism Review styles itself as "America's premier media monitor." It considers itself an objective observer of journalistic trends and bias, but it has achieved a well-deserved reputation for a blatantly left-of-center focus. So, it should hardly be surprising that its recent analysis of political spin, which, admittedly, pervades the 2004 presidential campaign, proved to be a poorly disguised hit-piece on the Bush White House. The article, "Tsunami," which appears in the July-August issue, was written by Bryan Keefer, an assistant managing editor of CJR's Campaign Desk and co-editor of Declaring that "[t]he campaign '04 information war is...
  • Report: (Houston) Chronicle will no longer cover METRO accidents

    08/06/2004 12:24:58 PM PDT · by weegee · 21 replies · 939+ views ^ | August 06, 2004, 08:00 AM | Phil Magness has learned of an apparent new Houston Chronicle policy regarding light rail's notorious accident rate. The Chronicle will no provide coverage of many Metrorail collisions. News of the policy appears in an message by the Chronicle's Lucas Wall on Wednesday: From: Wall, Lucas; XXXX@XXXXX Date: Wed Aug 4, 2004 3:46 pm Subject: MetroRail Crash NumbersI’m not going to continue this debate. But FYI, the Chronicle is no longer reporting every light rail collision in the paper. This decision has to do with space constraints and the fact we do not report on every fender bender car crash. But we...
  • A Pause for Hindsight (Yet ANOTHER NYT Mea Culpa on the Iraq War)

    07/15/2004 11:24:59 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 21 replies · 582+ views
    New York Times ^ | 07/16/04 | New York Times
    A Pause for HindsightPublished: July 16, 2004 ver the last few months, this page has repeatedly demanded that President Bush acknowledge the mistakes his administration made when it came to the war in Iraq, particularly its role in misleading the American people about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction and links with Al Qaeda. If we want Mr. Bush to be candid about his mistakes, we should be equally open about our own.During the run-up to the war, The Times ran dozens of editorials on Iraq, and our insistence that any invasion be backed by "broad international support" became...

    06/29/2004 9:42:49 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 22 replies · 235+ views
    Nypost ^ | 06/29/04 | KEITH J. KELLY
    June 29, 2004 -- Newsday whacked its editorial and operations staff by 46 people, making the cuts among the deepest absorbed yet by any in Tribune Co.'s relentless cost-cutting drive. Newsday Publisher Ray Jansen said that approximately 40 union and non-union employees in the operations and editorial departments had accepted the paper's voluntary buyout offers. But the paper apparently had to dig deeper than the 40 volunteers to satisfy the corporate cost cutting mandate from Chicago. "Unfortunately," said Jansen, "It was necessary to lay off six people in other departments and eliminate their jobs." The paper is wasting no time...
  • LOCK AND LOAD Express-News Is Caught With Its Pants Dropped

    02/27/2004 12:57:14 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 156+ views
    San Antonio Lightning ^ | Marco Gilliam
    San Antonio's most comical liars do not hang out at the Bexar County Courthouse or jail. No, that distinction belongs to the gang that can't shoot straight over at Avenue E and Third St.-- publisher W. Lawrence Walker's San Antonio Express-News. And those clowns actually are swagger-strutting proud of their transparent lying. Two of their pet year-to-year lies have been spectacularly disproved to the point of hold-your-sides hilarity. But before enjoying a good laugh at the rickety prevarications, first give a good up-and-down look at the quiet-spoken but pompous little creeps who write them. Walker pays some of them more...
  • Last Copter Out of Baghdad: Bush Flees Iraq Mess On The Campaign Express

    01/13/2004 11:11:20 AM PST · by dead · 124 replies · 361+ views
    Village Voice ^ | January 14 - 20, 2004 | Rick Perlstein
    George Bush is selling out Iraq. Gone are his hard-liners' dreams of setting up a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic republic, a light unto the Middle Eastern nations. The decision makers in the administration now realize these goals are unreachable. So they've set a new goal: to end the occupation by July 1, whether that occupation has accomplished anything valuable and lasting or not. Just declare victory and go home. The tyranny of Saddam Hussein will be over. But a new tyranny will likely take its place: the tyranny of civil war, as rival factions rush into the void. Such is...
  • FReep a Poll: What do you think of the historic Medicare changes recently approved by Congress?

    11/29/2003 5:04:30 AM PST · by RedBloodedAmerican · 15 replies · 210+ views
    NJ Online ^ | 11.29.03 | NJ
    Coming from a liberal anti-Bush/anti-GOP rag, the poll is on the lower right. Choices: It's about time Medicare offered drug benefits. I like it. It doesn't do enough for those who need the most help. I'm against it. The $400 billion price tag is a budget buster. I'm against it. If Democrats and Republicans both hate it, it must be a good compromise. I don't know enough to offer an opinion
  • US Marines 'Running out of Food' [Chicken Little Alert]

    03/28/2003 9:21:22 AM PST · by ewing · 66 replies · 283+ views
    London Mirror ^ | March 28, 2003 | V. Brooks
    Some United States Marines are reportedly running short of food and ammunition.Others have been pinned down for days trying to clar Iraqi resistance. But United States Central Command Headquarters insists that everything in Operation Iraq Freedom is going fine. 'Our plan is working, and we are one day closer to achieving our objectives Brigadier General Vincent Brooks said at a daily breifing.Reporters in Central Iraq have said that some units are running short of food, fuel and ammunition, much of which was expended battling an Iraqi army the brass and some politicans hoped would melt away.
  • Orange County Register (So. Cal. Conservative Newspaper) Takeover Target of NY Times.

    02/05/2003 9:37:50 PM PST · by mr. mojo risin · 24 replies · 2,676+ views
    oc register newspaper ^ | 2-5-03 | Self
    I had a lengthy discussion with an employee of the Orange County Register. This conservative paper serves all of Orange County California...Regan Country. Their editorials are fair, and Christians are priased not bashed like the LA Times does in it's OC version. Word is the family that owns it is wealthy and ready to sell. The LA Times Liberal Rag would love to kill the Rgister. Even worse, the most interested in aquiring it is the NY Times. The NY Times greeding hands want the advertising dollars they would get in money towns like Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar and...