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  • Why Running "On the Record" Is Harder Than You Think

    06/30/2008 8:02:39 AM PDT · by Phil Harmonic · 9 replies · 165+ views
    Huffington Post ^ | June 29, 2008 | Thomas Lipscomb
    The past several weeks have seen charges and countercharges flying over the claimed release of medical records by the current prospective Democrat and GOP candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain. In the current poisonous political atmosphere, the electorate doesn't know whom to trust. Its growing distrust of conventional "mainstream media" has caused an unprecedented meltdown in circulation and network news viewership nationwide. And their distaste for the vicious politics of both parties in Congress has driven the level of public approval of the political establishment at every level -- from the press, to candidates, to elected officials -- to all...
  • Christians Must 'let go' Some Beliefs For Sake of Peace, Theologian Says (MSM lies - See Post 28)

    11/30/2006 2:05:10 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 221 replies · 5,667+ views
    Tennessean.com ^ | 11/29/2006 | ANITA WADHWANI
    To live peacefully with Muslims and Jews, Christians must put aside the notion that their faith requires the creation of a Christian kingdom on Earth, a Lipscomb University theologian told an interfaith gathering at the university. "We are not going to get very far in our relationship with Jews or Muslims if we do not let go of this idea," Lipscomb professor Lee Camp said at Tuesday's conference. The unusual gathering of several dozen clergy and lay people was devoted to resolving religious conflict in Nashville and around the world. "We need to forsake the Christendom model," Camp said. "The...
  • John Kerry's Skimmer Scam

    06/13/2006 10:53:14 AM PDT · by bjc · 22 replies · 1,412+ views
    John Kerry's Skimmer Scam By Thomas Lipscomb As the Kate Zernike front page Memorial Day weekend New York Times story indicates, a number of Kerry supporters were disappointed that Kerry had not vigorously defended himself against the charges of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth during the 2004 Presidential campaign. According to Zernike some "are compiling a dossier that they say will expose every one of the Swift boat group's charges as a lie and put to rest any question about Mr. Kerry's valor in combat." That might not only be a difficult task but it could backfire badly. As...
  • Lipscomb Continues The History Lesson

    06/12/2006 12:41:41 PM PDT · by Renfield · 1 replies · 184+ views
    Captain's Quarters Blog ^ | 6-12-06 | Captain Ed
    Lipscomb Continues The History Lesson Thomas Lipscomb continued to give John Kerry the rematch he demanded on the Swift Boat debate, this time by addressing one of Kerry's rebuttals about the first Purple Heart medal. Lipscomb revisits the skimmer mission that resulted in his eventually winning the medal after first having it denied by his commanding officer and later caused Kerry to call an admiral a liar: According to Kerry's accounts in both Michael Kranish's Boston Globe reporting, the Brinkley account of TOUR OF DUTY, and the Zernike Times piece, Kerry, an officer stationed at Coastal Division 14 at Cam...
  • Boyington Shot Down

    02/20/2006 8:22:58 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 34 replies · 1,133+ views
    American Spectator ^ | February 21, 2006 | Thomas Lipscomb
    It sounds like the University of Washington student Senate is struggling to make some progress. After turning down a memorial to a notorious World War II Congressional Medal of Honor awardee, alum "Pappy" Boyington, they are now considering a more general memorial. At least this time they are getting it all wrong in a different way. The real problem seems to be the students' "carefully taught" inclination to "massification" -- the tendency of liberal institutions, in the nocturnal twilight of Marxist collectivism, to insist on memorials to classes of people, not individuals. The kiddie Senate is now trying to figure...
  • Now I know why Washington State regularly elects lunatics to office

    02/17/2006 4:10:24 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 57 replies · 1,574+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | February 17, 2006 | Thomas H. Lipscomb
    I am an independent journalist who just got a good laugh over the latest "courageous stance" adopted by your student senate. Growing up in Oregon, I was always puzzled by why the lovely neighboring state of Washington seemed so heavily influenced by what I thought was a lunatic fringe. On the one hand William Gates and his baby boy Bill had produced two obscene monopolies, Boeing and Microsoft, and on the other your assorted elected officials seemed more at home in 1960s Communist Albania than the Wobblies "One Big Union" of sainted memory in the Northwest. Now I know what...
  • Lipscomb: It Didn't Begin With Google

    01/26/2006 1:35:00 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 13 replies · 870+ views
    Democracy Project ^ | January 26, 2006 | Bruce Kesler
    Many of you may know Thomas Lipscomb as the intrepid reporter who in 2004 almost single-handedly, and without outside resources, did what the rest of the mainstream media were too lazy or biased to do: expose several of Presidential candidate John Kerry’s exaggerations and lies regarding his military record. Lipscomb and I have joked, ruefully, that any competent reporter could have done much the same, and more with the resources of mainstream journalism behind him or her. The information was pretty much right out there to be found or volunteered by those who knew. But, mainstream journalism turned its back...
  • Why Rathergate and Easongate Are Still Open

    03/14/2005 10:47:04 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 18 replies · 1,235+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | March 14, 2005 | Thomas H. Lipscomb
    When Dan Rather departed on March 9, at least he beat his competitors at ABC and NBC for the first time in five years. What seems to have been overlooked by media managers and journalists in their exhaustive discussion of Rathergate and Easongate is what news organizations are supposed to do for a living--- report and publish the news “without fear or favor,” as The New York Times' owner, Adolph Ochs, once put it. Whatever CBS and CNN may have done wrong originally, both organizations compounded it by going into a coverup mode worthy of the Nixon White House or...
  • TOM LIPSCOMB nominated for Pulitzer for his reporting on John Kerry

    03/09/2005 12:44:30 PM PST · by doug from upland · 40 replies · 1,672+ views
    phone conversation with Lipscomb | 3-9-05 | dfu
    I spoke with Tom Lipscomb a short time ago. Tom did great reporting for the New York Sun about John Kerry's phony war record and the plot in Kansas City. He has been nominated for a Pulitzer for his reporting, but is not hold his breath. He knows they will never award it to him because of the subject of the reports. Tom is named in a song on the new parody CD, YOU'BE BEEN FREEPED, Vol. 1. We did a version of BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS by Johnny Horton that became the BATTLE OF KANSAS CITY. Our kudos to...
  • Drowning in Cambodia [“Kerry has gone delusional]

    02/09/2005 3:03:54 AM PST · by johnny7 · 83 replies · 3,677+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | 2-9-2005 | By Thomas Lipscomb
    It has been a rough ten days for Senator John Kerry. First Democratic Party moneybags George Soros said Kerry’s name on the Presidential ballot was a dead loser. Then Teresa Heinz Kerry decided to borrow a dead winner’s rather than a live loser’s last name, reverting to “Teresa Heinz” for public appearances. But the worst day Kerry had was a Sunday answering Tim Russert’s questions on Meet the Press on --- (what else?) ----Vietnam.
  • Why John Kerry lost [Lipscomb says press overlooks Swiftie importance]

    01/07/2005 4:28:01 AM PST · by syriacus · 68 replies · 2,076+ views
    New York Sun ^ | January 7-9, 2005 | Thomas Lipscomb
    "Newsweek talks exclusively with John Kerry about why he lost" promised the cover story this New Year's week, and it turns out that Senator Kerry's reflections boil down to the Nixonian. "The pundits have never liked me," he said. "Is it the way I look? The way I sound?" The rest of the press hasn't done much better. Immediately after the campaign, they decided the election was won on "values." A few days later the consensus shifted like a school of fish. Mr. Kerry lost because, as Newsweek's Evan Thomas put it, "sitting presidents are never defeated in wartime." So...
  • FREEPER SALUTE TO JOURNALIST TOM LIPSCOMB --- he made a difference

    11/03/2004 7:40:56 PM PST · by doug from upland · 5 replies · 227+ views
    dfu | 11-3-04 | dfu
    Some of you may be familiar with his work. I have read much of it during this election cycle. Tom Lipscomb should win a Pullitzer Prize for the investigative journalism he has done during the last year. Lipscomb writes for the New York Sun and did incredible investigative work regarding John Kerry and what Kerry has been hiding. Some of his best work was exposing what happened in November of 1971 when Kerry attended a VVAW meeting in Kansas City. At that meeting, the hierarchy of his anti-war organization actually discussed a plan to assassinate U.S. Senators who supported the...
  • Journalist Tom Lipscomb will discuss new Kerry / Hanoi evidence at 6:30pm 10/27 on Fox News

    10/26/2004 12:28:59 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 61 replies · 4,026+ views
    Thomas Lipscomb ^ | October 26, 2004 | Interesting Times
    Tom Lipscomb will appear on with Brit Hume tonight around 6:15pm on Fox News to discuss new information that connects John Kerry and Vietnam Veterans Against the War to the propaganda plans of the Hanoi leadership. See also: John Kerry and the VVAW: Hanoi's American Puppets? Hanoi Approved of Role Played By Anti-War Vets Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry
  • You'll be interested in the New York Sun in the morning...

    10/25/2004 9:33:31 PM PDT · by stellartrack · 165 replies · 7,859+ views
    Swift Boat Vets ^ | 10/26/2004
    Seems Lipscomb should have something interesting to say tomorrow morning. http://www2.swiftvets.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=114016#114016
  • Top GOPers in 'Major Effort' to Uncover Kerry's Naval Discharge

    10/18/2004 6:08:27 AM PDT · by kattracks · 73 replies · 3,987+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 10/18/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Top Republicans in Washington are trying to determine whether or not John Kerry received an honorable discharge from the Navy, the reporter who's taken the lead in probing Kerry's naval records said Sunday. "I've already received an indication from high-ranking Republican officials that, basically, there is a major effort going on in Washington to find proof" of the type of discharge Kerry received, New York Sun reporter Thomas Lipscomb told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg. Last week, Lipscomb quoted a spokesman for Sen. John Warner, who was Secretary of the Navy at the time, as saying his boss "has no recollection...
  • JOHN KERRY'S DISCHARGE - MALZBERG INTERVIEWS LIPSCOMB

    10/17/2004 2:37:10 PM PDT · by PowerPro · 28 replies · 3,288+ views
    Steve Malzberg Radio Show ^ | October 17, 2004
    Steve Malzberg interviewed Thomas Lipscomb this morning. Listen to it now by visiting my website and scrolling to the bottom of the page.
  • KERRY'S DISCHARGE MYSTERY: Steve Malzberg to Interview THOMAS LIPSCOMB

    10/14/2004 11:15:13 AM PDT · by PowerPro · 44 replies · 2,302+ views
    Steve Malzberg will be interviewing Thomas Lipscomb on Sunday. After dialing a hundred times, then having it ring about 25 times I got through last night around 3 a.m. and got to talk to Steve Malzberg a few minutes. Some of you wanted to know how the chat went. I taped the conversation, saved it to my computer as a wav file and then posted it as streaming audio to my site (it would have been to large just to give people a link directly to the wav file). Go to the bottom of the home page above the Google...
  • Mystery Surrounds Kerry's Navy Discharge

    10/13/2004 12:54:03 AM PDT · by politicket · 548 replies · 24,893+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 10/13/2004 | BY THOMAS LIPSCOMB - Special to the Sun
    <p>BY THOMAS LIPSCOMB - Special to the Sun October 13, 2004 URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/3107 An official Navy document on Senator Kerry's campaign Web site listed as Mr. Kerry's "Honorable Discharge from the Reserves" opens a door on a well kept secret about his military service. The document is a form cover letter in the name of the Carter administration's secretary of the Navy, W. Graham Claytor. It describes Mr. Kerry's discharge as being subsequent to the review of "a board of officers." This in it self is unusual. There is nothing about an ordinary honorable discharge action in the Navy that requires a review by a board of officers. According to the secretary of the Navy's document, the "authority of reference" this board was using in considering Mr. Kerry's record was "Title 10, U.S. Code Section 1162 and 1163. "This section refers to the grounds for involuntary separation from the service. What was being reviewed, then, was Mr. Kerry's involuntary separation from the service. And it couldn't have been an honorable discharge, or there would have been no point in any review at all. The review was likely held to improve Mr. Kerry's status of discharge from a less than honorable discharge to an honorable discharge. A Kerry campaign spokesman, David Wade, was asked whether Mr. Kerry had ever been a victim of an attempt to deny him an honorable discharge. There has been no response to that inquiry. The document is dated February 16, 1978. But Mr. Kerry's military commitment began with his six-year enlistment contract with the Navy on February 18, 1966. His commitment should have terminated in 1972. It is highly unlikely that either the man who at that time was a Vietnam Veterans Against the War leader, John Kerry, requested or the Navy accepted an additional six year reserve commitment. And the Claytor document indicates proceedings to reverse a less than honorable discharge that took place sometime prior to February 1978. The most routine time for Mr. Kerry's discharge would have been at the end of his six-year obligation, in 1972. But how was it most likely to have come about?</p>
  • MARY MAPES FAX CHALLENGE NO. 1 - Kerry and the Kansas City plot to assassinate senators

    10/06/2004 9:15:17 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 20 replies · 1,309+ views
    dfu | 10-6-04 | Doug from Upland
    FACSIMILE MEMORANDUMTo: Mary Mapes, CBS Evening News FAX - 212-975-1893 From: Doug XXXXX xxxxxxxxxx Date: Oct. 6, 2004 re: VVAW; Senator assassination vote Mary: Your boss claims to not be biased. Fair enough. But actions speak louder than words. You chased a story for five years intended to do harm to the President. Let's see how unbiased you are. Let's see how balanced you are. On Nov. 12-15, 1971 the Vietnam Veterans Against the War met in Kansas City. They ultimately moved the meeting to a Mennonite flophouse because they were worried about FBI bugs. Until a few months ago,...
  • Did Kerry write own report of disputed clash? [Bronze Star Rassmann in the water incident]

    10/01/2004 12:02:23 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 10 replies · 994+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Oct 1, 2004 | THOMAS LIPSCOMB
    A faded 35-year-old operations order recovered from the Naval Historical Center in Washington bears directly on the ongoing dispute between Sen. John Kerry and the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth about who wrote the key after-action report that ended Kerry's service in Vietnam. The report appears in the official Navy records and is posted on Kerry's presidential campaign Web site. The report details Kerry's participation in a naval operation on the Bay Hap River on March 13, 1969, in such glowing terms that he was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for pulling Special Forces officer James Rassmann...
  • BRINKLEY: NAVY PROBE COULD DOOM KERRY CAMPAIGN

    09/05/2004 10:29:40 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 408 replies · 11,417+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/5/04
    Sen. John Kerry's campaign biographer Douglas Brinkley said Sunday that if an ongoing Navy investigation into Kerry's military decorations turns up evidence of "purposeful" deception, it could spell doom for the top Democrat's White House bid. Praising reporter Thomas Lipscomb, who broke news of the Navy investigation on Friday, Brinkley told WABC Radio's Steve Malzberg, "Journalists are going to have to see whether there's a discrepancy on [the citations posted to Kerry's] web site - whether there's something wrong that's said there or not." "If so," said the "Tour of Duty" author, "Kerry would have to fix it immediately -...
  • Witnesses Say Kerry Participated in 1971 'Assassination Summit' (Insight Mag retraces FR steps)

    03/28/2004 11:19:42 PM PST · by Sabertooth · 106 replies · 1,251+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | March 29th, 2004
    Why do the major dailies continue to spike the story of John Kerry's role in the Nov. 12-15, 1971, "assassination summit" in Kansas City at which Kerry participated in the secret discussion and vote by the executive board of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) on whether to murder seven U.S. senators and other leaders who continued to resist New Left demands that Vietnam be turned over to the Viet Cong? Tom Lipscomb, founding editor of (New York) Times Books, has nailed it all down in the New York Sun with an FBI surveillance report and six eyewitnesses, of...
  • Kerry's Other War Record (John Fund of WSJ targets VVAW Assassin Plot)

    03/28/2004 10:36:11 PM PST · by Sabertooth · 100 replies · 2,051+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 29th, 2004 | John Fund
    <p>John Kerry mentions his service in Vietnam so frequently that it has become a running joke on the campaign press plane. He seldom if ever mentions his postwar activities as a national coordinator and principal spokesman for Vietnam Veterans Against the War, a group he says he quit in 1971 because he was concerned about its radical agenda. One reason may be that a credibility gap has started to widen over his antiwar history, and he clearly doesn't want to discuss it at length. His campaign is issuing misleading and evasive statements on his antiwar service in a way that would do the Pentagon spinners of the Johnson and Nixon administrations proud.</p>
  • NY Sun Reporter Tom Lipscomb-Redacted FBI Documents Show Kerry at 'Assassination Meeting'

    03/18/2004 8:36:27 AM PST · by threat matrix · 230 replies · 2,606+ views
    Laura Ingraham Show/ 870 KRLA AM Radio ^ | mARCH 18, 2004 | Tom Lipscomb
    Mr. Lipscomb was just on the Laura Ingraham show and said he now has 7 seperate witnesses, a left wing historian and redacted FBI documents that show John Kerry was at the Kansas City 'Vietnam Veterans Against the War' meeting in 1971 where the assassination of seven United States Senators was discussed. Kerry had previously said he was not at the meeting.
  • Did Kerry Quit VVAW Before or After the Assassination Vote?

    03/16/2004 1:32:31 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 19 replies · 227+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | March 16, 2004 | Thomas Lipscomb
    [OMED: March 15, 2004 -- This piece was originally written for the New York Sun, and the author sent it to us at that time. We were planning to make it the top item in the next issue, but the story seems to be running into resistance from the mainstream media. Even so, while we've been watching it has appeared in a few places, and Lipscomb is starting to get booked on some cable shows. But, it is coming out hard. The networks as of mid-March haven't touched the story, except for an odd segment on NBC which without explaining...
  • New Witness: Kerry Was Present at Dark Plot Meeting

    03/16/2004 12:19:11 PM PST · by doug from upland · 72 replies · 786+ views
    NY SUN | 3-15-04 | Tom Lipscomb
    Publication:The New York Sun; Date:Mar 15, 2004; Section:National; Page:4 New Witness: Kerry Was Present at Dark Plot Meeting Group Debated and Voted Down Plan To Assassinate Senators By THOMAS H. LIPSCOMB Special to the Sun     Another witness has come forward to attest that John Kerry was at a November 1971 meeting of Vietnam Veterans Against the War at which the group debated and voted down a plan to assassinate senators who supported the Vietnam War.     A Kerry campaign spokesman, David Wade, has said Mr. Kerry did not attend the Kansas City meeting, and Kerry biographer Douglas Brinkley has said...
  • THE KERRY DOSSIER (post here anything you've uncovered on Kerry)

    02/11/2004 10:04:05 AM PST · by Liz · 637 replies · 10,209+ views
    2/11/04 | FR INVESTIGATIVE TEAM
    <p>WASH TIMES 2/11 Rep. Sam Johnson, Texas Republican, who spent nearly seven years in a prisoner-of-war camp in Vietnam, said yesterday the photograph of Mr. Kerry with Miss Fonda will hurt him nevertheless. "I think it symbolizes how two-faced he is, talking about his war reputation, which is questionable on the one hand, and then coming out against our veterans who were fighting over there on the other," Mr. Johnson said. Mr. Johnson recalled that his North Vietnamese captors played recordings of Miss Fonda telling U.S. troops to give up the war. "Seeing this picture of Kerry with her at antiwar demonstrations in the United States just makes me want to throw up."</p>
  • Military form letters hijack soldiers rights

    10/26/2003 3:35:34 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 27 replies · 204+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 26, 2003 | Thomas Lipscomb
    Napoleon stated that every French private carried a field marshal's baton in his knapsack. But American soldiers have always carried in their backpacks the U.S. Constitution they are sworn to "uphold and protect." For while some of their liberties may have been curtailed under the conditions of military service, most remain fully exercisable -- and none so vigorously as freedom of speech. American soldiers since the revolution have horrified authoritarian military commanders by loudly questioning their orders and the reasons for them, writing to their congressional representatives and the president of the United States, as well as mom and dad,...
  • The Selling of Sally Hemings

    09/14/2003 1:36:48 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 70 replies · 948+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | September 14, 2003 | Thomas Lipscomb
    The myth of Sally Hemings is for sale again. There has always been something about Thomas Jefferson’s lovely black slave Sally Hemings that drives otherwise rational people nuts. From the pages of The New York Times to prize-winning historians, the spewings of pseudo-science and psychic friends network nattering have been truly monumental.