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  • Moore Wins Top Prize At Cannes

    05/22/2004 11:02:05 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 139 replies · 14,034+ views
    AP ^ | 5-23-04
    CANNES, France - American filmmaker Michael Moore (news)'s "Fahrenheit 9/11," a scathing indictment of White House actions after the Sept. 11 attacks, won the top prize Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival (news - web sites). AP Photo >img src=http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040522/capt.can12305222051.france_cannes_film_can123.jpg> AFP Slideshow: Cannes Film Festival 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Wins Cannes' Top Prize (AP Video) "Fahrenheit 9/11" was the first documentary to win Cannes' prestigious Palme d'Or since Jacques Cousteau's and Louis Malle (news)'s "The Silent World" in 1956. "What have you done? I'm completely overwhelmed by this. Merci," Moore said after getting a standing ovation from the Cannes crowd. The grand...
  • Moore or less (Great Editorial on Moore!!!)

    05/18/2004 5:09:23 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 64 replies · 808+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 19/05/2004 | Wednesday 19 May 2004
    It must have been a gruesome sight: the elite of the Cannes film festival applauding someone even more self-regarding than themselves. Michael Moore, portly archpriest of the anti-Bush cult, premiered his film Fahrenheit 9/11 at the festival this week. The American documentary-maker sent three undercover film crews to Iraq; they returned with footage - included in the film - claiming to show US soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners. If such abuse occurred, then it should be condemned. But no one should rush to judgment on the basis of allegations emanating from Mr Moore. Many of the claims made in Bowling for...
  • NEW '9/11' FLICK HAS FAR 'MOORE' FIZZLE THAN SIZZLE ("Fahrenheit 9/11," )

    05/18/2004 12:40:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 522+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/18/04 | LOU LUMENICK
    <p>May 18, 2004 -- CANNES, France - President Bush need not lose any sleep over Michael Moore's much-hyped "Fahrenheit 9/11," which turns out to be a wet firecracker. Moore's virulent feature-length attack on Bush, which premiered yesterday to a 20-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, falls far short of delivering on the filmmaker's extravagant promises of election-swinging revelations.</p>
  • Toronto Star: Moore rant wows Cannes Anti-Bush polemic funny, emotional yet very powerful

    05/18/2004 12:34:14 AM PDT · by weegee · 21 replies · 288+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | May 18, 2004. 01:00 AM | GEOFF PEVERE
    Moore rant wows Cannes Anti-Bush polemic funny, emotional yet very powerful Confident it will be released before the U.S. election It took five separate screenings to accommodate the press demand to see Michael Moore's heavily anticipated anti-Bush documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, and when it came to turning up the political heat here, neither the movie nor its maker failed to disappoint. The audience at a afternoon gala screening responded with a 20-minute standing ovation. Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux told the New York Times it was the longest he had ever witnessed in Cannes. A...
  • TIME: A First Look at "Fahrenheit 9/11" (has specifics about contents)

    05/18/2004 12:08:19 AM PDT · by weegee · 31 replies · 328+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | Monday, May. 17, 2004 | By MARY CORLISS/CANNES
    A First Look at "Fahrenheit 9/11" Controversy aside, the new Michael Moore film is a fine documentary A few years ago, Michael Moore spoke with then-Governor George W. Bush, who told the muckraker: “Behave yourself, will ya? Go find real work.” Moore has made trouble for so many powerful people he has become a media power of his own. He can even make celebrities of mere movie reviewers: When his latest cinematic incendiary device, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” had its first press screening Monday morning, American critics emerging from the theater were besieged by a convoy of TV and radio crews from...
  • Germany Calling (slams Michael Moore)

    04/28/2004 7:12:54 AM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 32 replies · 323+ views
    Adam Yoshida ^ | 27 April 2004 | Adam Teiichi Yoshida
    “The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not "insurgents" or "terrorists" or "The Enemy." They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win.” These are not the words of Al Jazeera, or the ravings of some fanatical Moslem Sheik. They are the words of Michael Moore, Oscar-winning filmmaker, best-selling author, and ostensibly an “American.” There is only one word which can be used to describe such a man: traitor. Based upon the success of his movies and the sales of his books, it’s fair to call Michael Moore the leading...
  • MIRROR BOSS QUITS POST(Admits photos are fake - "victim of a calculated malicious hoax")

    05/14/2004 10:43:16 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 47 replies · 798+ views
    Sky News ^ | 14 May, 2004 | Sky News
    The editor of the Daily Mirror has resigned after admitting its alleged Iraqi abuse pictures had been "a hoax". Piers Morgan's decision came as the paper "apologised unreservedly" for printing the pictures. The editor, one of the best known faces in Fleet Street, had earlier brushed away growing pressure on him to quit. The Queen's Lancashire Regiment, subject of the abuse allegations, had said the pictures were "utter and complete nonsense". Military figures for the regiment said the photos are fake and that the newspaper should apologise. In a hard-hitting press conference at Fulwood Barracks, Preston, key figures for the...
  • No evidence photos faked - editor (partisan editors in UK deny government inquiry results).

    05/13/2004 3:28:53 PM PDT · by weegee · 6 replies · 274+ views
    SOMERSET NEWS via www.westgaz.co.uk ^ | 22:31 - 13 May 2004 | no byline
    The Government has failed to prove that the Daily Mirror's pictures of alleged Iraqi prisoner abuse are fake, the newspaper's editor said. Piers Morgan called on ministers to bring the soldiers responsible for allegedly mistreating Iraqi prisoners to book. And he rejected as "nonsense" accusations from armed forces minister Adam Ingram that he had not co-operated with the Ministry of Defence investigation into the torture claims. In a statement Mr Morgan said: "We have listened to what Mr Ingram has said today but he has still not produced incontrovertible evidence that the pictures are faked." The injunction banning details of...
  • Daily Mirror photos officially fake

    05/13/2004 5:46:43 AM PDT · by weegee · 56 replies · 2,475+ views
    This Is London in association with The Evening Standard ^ | 13 May 2004 | By Joe Murphy, Evening Standard Political Editor
    The photographs purporting to show British soldiers urinating on an Iraqi prisoner are fakes, an inquiry has decided. Defence minister Adam Ingram was set to reveal that the images showing a hooded "victim" were actually taken in northern England. Army investigators are understood to have identified the four-tonne Bedford lorry in which the pictures were taken and tracked it down to a barracks in Preston, rather than Basra. The pictures - apparently showing a man being beaten, kicked and hit with a rifle butt - caused worldwide outrage after they were published in the antiwar Daily Mirror.
  • If It's Moore, It's Less Than Honest

    05/12/2004 6:43:02 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 15 replies · 263+ views
    LA Times (Izvestia West) ^ | May 11, 2004 | By Kay Hymowitz
    Last week, Michael Moore announced that Disney had refused to distribute his new film, "Fahrenheit 9/11." As with all of Moore's pronouncements, you might want to season this one liberally with salt. Moore — who poses as a heroic truth-teller and who in a speech last year after winning an Oscar for his documentary "Bowling for Columbine" bemoaned these "fictitious times" — is a virtuoso of fictions himself. As the filmmaker's fictions go, this one was fairly modest; Moore appears to have timed his announcement to stir up publicity for his movie's upcoming screening at the Cannes Film Festival, though...
  • American Media Basically On Al Queda's Side Now

    05/12/2004 12:43:25 PM PDT · by Williams · 55 replies · 695+ views
    MSNBC, NYT, USA Today, etc | 5/12/04
    MSNBC said this morning that Nick Berg "paid with his life" for the prisoner abuse. Indeed, the story was about whether Rumsfeld should resign, and the killing was just more evidence he should. USA Today headline: Brutality Intensifies In Iraq. Beheading is portrayed as a consequence of, part of the prisoner abuse story, and a supposed break down in order in Iraq which is the U.S.'s fault.On radio they are playing up the angle that Berg died because Iraq is so "unstable" and Nick's father has given a statement that he's not surprised by his son's murder because the U.S....
  • Charge the fit-up fakers with treason (re: Daily Mirror's fake UK Iraqi POW photos)

    05/11/2004 11:55:06 AM PDT · by weegee · 11 replies · 451+ views
    The Sun ^ | May 11, 2004 | Richard Littlejohn
    So now we’re told that it doesn’t matter whether or not the Iraqi torture pictures are fakes. What’s important is that British soldiers are mistreating prisoners. And if the phoney photos have drawn attention to this greater evil, then so well and good. Yeah, right. Curious how those putting forward this argument have always been first to scream “fit-up” when police are accused of fabricating evidence against known criminals and terrorists. How many cases have collapsed because detectives have over-egged the case against villains they insisted were guilty? How many guilty men have walked free because their “confessions” have been...
  • Abuse photos 'were staged in UK'

    05/11/2004 8:37:29 AM PDT · by JusticeTalion · 52 replies · 889+ views
    BBC News World Edition ^ | 05/10/04 | BBC
    The pictures which sparked claims UK soldiers abused Iraqis were staged at a British barracks by Territorial Army (TA) members, it has been reported. Sources told the Daily Telegraph the photographs were set up in a Bedford MK lorry at Kimberley TA base in Preston. Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon said it was likely the pictures were a hoax. The regiment accused of the abuse has demanded an apology from the Daily Mirror for publishing the images, but the paper has stood by their accuracy. The photographs appeared to show soldiers from the Queen's Lancashire Regiment urinating on a prisoner and...
  • Rangers Lead The Way in Exposing Author As a Fraud (Another Lying Liberal -- BUSTED! Heh-Heh-Heh!)

    05/02/2004 3:28:07 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 162 replies · 863+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/2/04 | Richard Leiby
    In the Style section last summer we profiled a Los Angeles writer named Micah Ian Wright, who'd just published a shrill antiwar poster book called "You Back the Attack! We'll Bomb Who We Want!" In his book, he described himself as a veteran of combat, a former Army Ranger whose experiences during the 1989 invasion of Panama turned him into a peacenik. In interviews with The Post and other media, he played up that background. Wright, it turns out, is a liar. He never served in the military --
  • Press lied about Dad of fallen soldier Iraq comments? (Vanity)

    04/22/2004 1:41:20 PM PDT · by BillF · 31 replies · 360+ views
    April 22, 2004 | me
    A friend told me a very sad story about a local TV station lying about comments of a father whose son just died in Iraq in the last couple weeks. My friend is going to talk to the friend about possibly going public. I recall that there was a similar incident in the last few weeks and I'm looking for the story or links to it on FR. As I remember, a step-father (hereafter "father") of a fallen soldier or Marine was approached by a local TV reporter (I think it was Houston, TX). Reporter asked the father if he...
  • Heads Up... from Michael Moore

    04/15/2004 7:27:13 PM PDT · by Monty22 · 173 replies · 1,041+ views
    michaelmoore.com ^ | 04/14/2004 | Michael Moore
    Friends, I have never seen a head so far up a Presidential ass (pardon my Falluja) than the one I saw last night at the "news conference" given by George W. Bush. He's still talking about finding "weapons of mass destruction" -- this time on Saddam's "turkey farm." Turkey indeed. Clearly the White House believes there are enough idiots in the 17 swing states who will buy this. I think they are in for a rude awakening. I've been holed up for weeks in the editing room finishing my film ("Fahrenheit 911"). That's why you haven't heard from me lately....
  • New war joke.

    04/13/2004 5:37:06 PM PDT · by Nateman · 25 replies · 279+ views
    email | April 12, 2004 | Glenn D.
    Two US Marines are listening to the radio in Iraq. "American soldiers," coos a soft female voice, "Your so-called national leaders have lied to you. You are needlessly risking your lives to wage a useless, unjust, illegal, and unwinnable war. Now is the time to return home to your loved ones, while you are still alive. If you foolishly insist on remaining where you are not wanted, the brave resistance fighters will have no choice but to kill you and add your name to the long ever-increasing casualty list of this insane war. So why risk never seeing your loved...
  • Freep This "Cool Site of the Day" - Air America

    04/05/2004 10:36:59 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 138 replies · 299+ views
    Air America's web site is today's "Cool Site of the Day." It's average thus far is a 4, but I think we can get it lower! Vote 1. Alas, there is no zero.
  • Franken Fraud Interviews Hillary Clinton--Err America Radio Day 2 (Not April Fools joke)

    04/01/2004 8:01:56 AM PST · by threat matrix · 326 replies · 370+ views
    Wonkette ^ | April 1, 2004 | not given
    And So It BeginsWonketeer Operative MT writes that our suspicions of our suspicions are confirmed:That we find Air America national liberal radio unbearable.You know what is less funny that four people complaining that Hollywood deosn't know what's funny?Uh, not much.MT turned over to Laura Ingraham instead, who referred to Dick Clark as a 'little fop.'
  • Letters the Troops Have Sent Me...by Michael Moore

    12/21/2003 7:44:44 AM PST · by Conservative til I die · 142 replies · 330+ views
    MichaelMoore.com ^ | 12/19/2003 | Michael Moore
    Letters the Troops Have Sent Me... by Michael Moore Dear Friends, As we approach the holidays, I've been thinking a lot about our kids who are in the armed forces serving in Iraq. I've received hundreds of letters from our troops in Iraq -- and they are telling me something very different from what we are seeing on the evening news. What they are saying to me, often eloquently and in heart-wrenching words, is that they were lied to -- and this war has nothing to do with the security of the United States of America. I've written back and...
  • U.S. 'Dictatorship' Had No 'Search Warrant' for Saddam, Boston Globe Moans

    12/17/2003 3:37:19 PM PST · by kattracks · 52 replies · 449+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12/17/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Derrick Z. Jackson, one of the most left-wing columnists for the left-wing Boston Globe, wrote today: "The invasion was still a lie. The capture of Saddam Hussein changes nothing about that. There were too many forked tongues in the road to his lair. The way we removed the dictator, we became a global dictatorship." According to dizzy D.Z.: "With no weapons, no ties, and no truth, the capture of Saddam was merely the most massive and irresponsible police raid in modern times. We broke in without a search warrant. Civilian deaths constituted justifiable homicide. America was again above the law....
  • Alterman: Amb. Joe Wilson calls Bush Admin. "Fu##ing A$$holes and "Thugs"

    12/15/2003 1:12:08 PM PST · by frmrda · 35 replies · 457+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12-15-03 | Eric Alterman
    I sat between this incredible guy who had been on death row for eighteen years before being freed by the Innocence Project at Medill Journalism school (the winner of this year’s $100K Puffin/Nation prize) and Joe Wilson, winner of this year’s Ron Ridenhour prize. I asked Joe why Powell had turned out to be such a wimp—failing to use any of his prized credibility to put the breaks on his lying colleagues, and instead telling all those falsehoods at the UN and convincing a boatload of gullible reporters of a whole mess of stuff that just ain’t so. Wilson—whose speech...
  • Saddam Whereabouts Still a Mystery (STUPID MEDIA ALERT)

    12/15/2003 11:50:44 AM PST · by Wolfstar · 59 replies · 3,542+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/15/03
    LONDON (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's whereabouts remained a mystery Monday even after his capture, with CNN reporting he had been moved to the Gulf state of Qatar and an Iraqi official insisting he was still in Iraq. The plot only thickened when the U.S. military declined to say where it was keeping the former dictator, who was still being hidden after eight months hiding himself. "For security reasons we cannot identify where he is at the moment," Captain Bruce Frame from U.S. Central Command in Florida told Reuters. U.S.-led troops who toppled Saddam, 66, in April captured him Saturday in...
  • Michael Moore on Saddam's capture (BARF alert!)

    12/15/2003 7:02:49 AM PST · by SB00 · 184 replies · 1,778+ views
    Sunday, December 14th, 2003 We Finally Got Our Frankenstein... and He Was In a Spider Hole! -- by Michael Moore Thank God Saddam is finally back in American hands! He must have really missed us. Man, he sure looked bad! But, at least he got a free dental exam today. That's something most Americans can't get. America used to like Saddam. We LOVED Saddam. We funded him. We armed him. We helped him gas Iranian troops. But then he screwed up. He invaded the dictatorship of Kuwait and, in doing so, did the worst thing imaginable -- he threatened an...
  • French reporter on mission with Iraqi insurgents

    12/12/2003 4:45:53 PM PST · by Sixgun Symphony · 19 replies · 273+ views
    NBC television news | 12 Dec 03 | Sixgun Symphony
    Did anyone else see that report? A French reporter who I believe worked for MSNBC was filming Iraqi insurgents as they were going on a mission to fire rockets and a light morter on American troops. These terrorists were disguised as civilians and covered their faces with the Kayffia(sp?)when on film. They were filmed with night vision as they fired from a morter and then got back in their car and sped off. Then they mixed in with traffic and drove past American troops on the highway. These reporters tried to justify it by saying they are nuetral as journalists....
  • Did Bush Visit Iraq? (Conspiracies-R-Us)

    12/02/2003 11:35:26 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 146 replies · 328+ views
    Email now circulating the web | Dec 2. 2003 | by "Hesham"
    Subject: Did Bush Visit Iraq? George. W. Bush did not visit Iraq last week. Or did he? Many speculate that what we saw on our screens was nothing but a staging that actually took place within the US.. Nothing we've seen proves that AirForce-1 ever left US airspace.. Nevertheless, something was really wrong about this (alleged) visit.. As big as the lie may have been, one BIG question stands out: Are there no people in Iraq? Isn't there an American Ruler? Isn't there the Iraqi leadership the US had appointed? .. Or is Iraq just US troops in a Thanksgiving...
  • CNN Asks will there be a backlash? After US Troops defeat ambush

    11/30/2003 11:15:23 PM PST · by GeorgiaYankee · 29 replies · 223+ views
    CNN TV | 11/30/03
    During CNN's Sunday 10pm eastern news hour (repeated at 1am) Their "Last Call" question was "Will there be a backlash against US troops after the ambush that took place today?" They invited viewers to call in and give their opinion.
  • Now Drawing German Crowds: American Writer Michael Moore

    11/17/2003 10:35:09 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 22 replies · 252+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Monday, November 17, 2003 | CHARLES GOLDSMITH and ALMUT SCHOENFELD
    <p>Striding onstage in Berlin Sunday night, it didn't take long for U.S. polemicist Michael Moore to attack the U.S.-led war in Iraq. "There should be a rule," he quipped to rapturous laughter, "that you're not allowed to bomb another country unless you can find it on the map."</p>
  • Columnist Patrick J. Buchanan: "Imperial Wars -- Then and Now"

    08/13/2003 8:00:07 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 48 replies · 326+ views
    WND.com ^ | 08-13-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Imperial wars, then & now Posted: August 13, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc. Having found neither weapons of mass destruction nor a link to 9-11, the White House has retreated into its fallback position. It now defends Operation Iraqi Freedom as a necessary war to rid the Middle East of a brutal dictatorship and replace it with a democracy. That is, this was a war of democratic imperialism, as some of us said all along. The neocons exploited America's rage after 9-11 and steered the president into invading Iraq, in order to reshape its political system...
  • Columnist Pat Buchanan Asks, "Will We Stay the Course in Iraq?"

    07/23/2003 8:36:55 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 58 replies · 297+ views
    WND.com | 07-23-03 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    Will we stay the course in Iraq? Posted: July 23, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Creators Syndicate, Inc. After the suicide bombing of the Marine barracks, Ronald Reagan made a cold-blooded decision. Concluding America had no vital interest in Lebanon, he cut his losses and withdrew the Marines. It was a rare failure of Reagan foreign policy. Neoconservatives condemn him for not sending an army back into Beirut to deliver street justice and show Islamic radicals that the American Superpower could not be assaulted with impunity. Reagan's decision, say the neocons, convinced radicals that America lacked the courage and...
  • Did the United States Murder Journalists?

    04/27/2003 9:49:27 PM PDT · by Chirodoc · 54 replies · 322+ views
    Daily Times (Pakistan) ^ | April 28, 2003 | Robert Fisk
    What is a journalist’s life worth? I ask this question for a number of reasons, some of them – frankly – quite revolting. Two days ago, I went to visit one of my colleagues wounded in the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq. Samia Nakhoul is a Reuters correspondent, a young woman reporter who is married to another colleague, the Financial Times correspondent in Beirut. Part of an American tank shell was embedded in her brain – a millimetre difference in entry point and she would have been half paralysed – after an M1A1 Abrams tank fired a round at the Reuters...
  • The Latest on "Baghdad Betty" (Ms. Uzma Bashir) Who 'Faced Down' USMC at Palestine Hotel

    04/17/2003 8:02:18 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 140 replies · 1,447+ views
    Asian Times Online ^ | 18 April 2003 | Asian Times Online
    U.K. Citizen/Human Shield/High Rantress Ms. Uzma Bashir AKA "Baghdad Betty" Title: "A Lady With Real Attitude" By Paul Belden BAGHDAD - On the first night of bombing in Baghdad, I recall having written about a much-loved young peace activist named Uzma Bashir who had gone to Iraq to serve as a human shield, and whose many friends had gathered in an Amman hotel to hear the latest news from Iraq. They were all very frightened for her safety, I wrote.They needn't have bothered. As it turned out, the bombing campaign didn't hurt Uzma one bit. It did, however, really...
  • Rush Limbaugh reads an email regarding Eason Jordan (VERY GOOD)

    04/12/2003 8:57:17 PM PDT · by DeepInEnemyTerritory · 17 replies · 703+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 04/11/2003 | Howard via Rush Limbaugh
    The following email was sent to Rush. To listen to Rush read this email (complete with his all knowing commentary) click here. http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_041103/content/who_s_responsible_for_more_deaths__enron_or_cnn_.guest.html This man (Eason Jordan) is disgusting. He lifts rationalizing to new heights. To tell the truth or not to tell the truth, that is the question. Is it nobler in the mind to tell the truth and save some lives, or to refrain, thus costing more lives over time. Oh, and silly me. I thought it was a journalists duty to report the truth. But not when it interferes with the bottom line apparently. After all CNN...
  • Israelis are Confused About Peter Arnett

    04/11/2003 6:25:38 AM PDT · by Alouette · 19 replies · 170+ views
    Israel National News (Arutz 7) ^ | Apr. 11, 2003 | Steven Plaut
    Israel´s leading journalists are totally confused. They simply do not understand this business about the canning of CNN´s Peter Arnett. After all, all that Arnett did was appear on TV and condemn his own country and openly, publicly support the enemy in time of war. That is all! You see, Israeli journalists find this so troubling because, for decades, the main function of Israeli journalists has been to denounce their own country and openly support the enemy in time of war. Their mantra is effectively: "The Enemy of Our Country, Right or Wrong!" Their role model has long been Lord...
  • America Haters Lament: "This is...a really ugly day!"

    04/09/2003 8:16:57 AM PDT · by The FRugitive · 441 replies · 1,064+ views
    DU
    <p>I know we're not supposed to post DU stuff, but I think this thread is VERY telling and exposes their true agenda.</p> <p>"it's staged!"</p> <p>"this is about to be a really ugly day!!"</p> <p>And lots of anger, sadness, fear and loathing.</p> <p>Their chracter is further exposed: the America haters don't give half a **** about the Iraqis, they're just about hateing America.</p>
  • Media Bias Outrage of the Week - Propaganda Pete

    04/02/2003 5:46:28 PM PST · by Peacerose · 36 replies · 308+ views
    Propaganda Pete03/31/2003 Poetic justice played out today when foreign correspondent Peter Arnett, recently of NBC and National Geographic, managed to hang himself with his own noose - metaphorically speaking. Working from Baghdad, on Sunday, 03/30/03, he gave an interview to Iraqi TV that amounted to a heaping helping of propaganda. Here are some snippets. Judge for yourself: "The first war plan has failed because of Iraqi resistance. Now they are trying to write another war plan. Clearly, the American war planners misjudged the determination of the Iraqi forces." The above statement is especially egregious because it could only serve to...
  • Robin Williams Blasts Bush

    03/31/2003 4:31:13 PM PST · by What Is Ain't · 202 replies · 2,702+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 03/31/03 | Article
    <p>Funnyman Robin Williams has launched a scathing attack on President George W. Bush and his decision to go ahead with war on Iraq.</p> <p>The "One Hour Photo" actor also criticizes what he sees as his country's mixed messages when it comes to national security.</p>
  • Daily Mirror newspaper hires fired journalist Peter Arnett (He's not gone yet)

    03/31/2003 5:50:59 PM PST · by utvolsfan13 · 45 replies · 902+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-31-2003 | Kevin Sharp
    LONDON - A British tabloid newspaper said Tuesday it had hired veteran reporter Peter Arnett, who was fired by American TV network NBC after he said the U.S.-led war effort in Iraq (news - web sites) had failed. "Fired by America for telling the truth," said the Daily Mirror in a front page headline, adding it had hired the "legendary war reporter" to carry on telling the truth. "I am still in shock and awe at being fired," Arnett wrote for the newspaper, which is vehemently opposed to the war. "I report the truth of what is happening here in...
  • Peter Arnett praises Iraq Ministry of Truth

    03/30/2003 5:58:37 PM PST · by RockChucker · 72 replies · 275+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3.30.2003 | Joe Flint
    http://sg.biz.yahoo.com/030330/72/39kcy.html Arnett, On Iraq TV, Praises Treatment Of Reporters By Joe Flint Of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Veteran television correspondent Peter Arnett, who has been covering the war with Iraq for NBC News through an arrangement with National Geographic Explorer, went on Iraq's state television network and praised Iraq's treatment of journalists. In a transcript of Arnett's comments during the interview, he seemed to praise Iraq's Ministry of Information, saying it has "allowed me and many other reporters to cover 12 whole years since the Gulf War with a degree which we appreciate and that is continuing...
  • SEPARATED AT BIRTH 2003

    03/31/2003 12:36:23 PM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 41 replies · 2,630+ views
    Peter Arnett....................................................... Benedict Arnold
  • Arnett fired

    03/31/2003 4:18:35 AM PST · by dep · 439 replies · 2,423+ views
    033103 | NBC
    "It was wrong for Mr. Arnett to grant an interview with Iraqi state television," said NBC in a statement. NBC, MSNBC, and National Geographic have all fired him. Arnett on live, apoligizing to "NBC, MSNBC, National Geographic, and the American people." He then goes on to say that all he said in the interview was "what we all know.
  • NBC Fires Useful Idiot Peter Arnett

    03/31/2003 10:49:42 AM PST · by kattracks · 37 replies · 403+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 3/31/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    NBC fired reporter Peter Arnett today because he told state-run Iraqi TV that the U.S.-led coalition's first war plan had failed. Arnett issued a back-handed "apology." He said earlier this morning on NBC's "Today" chit-chat show, "I want to apologize to the American people for clearly making a misjudgment." But he couldn't resist this zinger: "I said over the weekend what we all know about the war." NBC had defended him on Sunday. It claimed that he had given the interview as a professional courtesy and that his remarks were analytical. But the heat grew too intense, and this morning...
  • Fox and Friends Blasts Arnett! Plus Picture Campaign!

    03/31/2003 10:45:41 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 55 replies · 2,474+ views
    Below is a transcript of what was said about Peter Arnett between Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Col. David Christian, and Lauren Green. E.D. Hill is also included later on in the transcribe. This is great! Doocy: We don't know that he was working for them, but it sounded almost as like he was working with them. Lt Col David Christian: Its treason. Bottom line is that its unbelieveable to have an American reporter in the middle of combat. We have Americans dead killed. We've got American POWS men and women in the middle of combat . An American reporter who...
  • ANYONE WATCHING 20/20?

    03/28/2003 10:14:12 PM PST · by Hildy · 71 replies · 244+ views
    ABC Television | May 28, 2004 | Hildy
    I am in shock. If you didn't know what was going on and turned on this show, you'd think we were losing, ill-equipped, the Iraqis are strong and are unified to kill us. You would believe that we are killing civilians...in short...WE ARE THE BAD GUYS. They intervied an American soldier, who said in disgust "They thought it was going to be a cakewalk, but they're learning that it's tough to take over a country." He said THEY like he wasn't a part of it. It was unbelievable. I am incensed, my husband and I kept looking at each other...
  • Columbia Professor hopes "a million Mogadishus" are visited on U.S. Troops

    03/28/2003 9:31:55 AM PST · by Anamensis · 114 replies · 564+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 28, 2003 | Matthew Continetti
    Teach-In, Turn On, Walk Out The ins and outs of the antiwar movement. n the spring of 1968, antiwar activists protesting American military action in Indochina besieged Columbia University's historic Low Library, the massive, Romanesque space designed by McKim, Mead, and White which houses the offices of university administrators. Thirty-five years later, Low Library still contains the offices of university administrators. But today, antiwar activists are welcomed inside. Such was the case on Wednesday night, when hundreds of Columbia students braved long lines and rain for a chance to witness a faculty-led "teach-in" on the Iraq crisis. I was one...
  • So this is Plan B, the 'Hail Mary' play from the North (facing defeat US forces are desperate)

    03/28/2003 7:36:48 AM PST · by dead · 217 replies · 310+ views
    Irish Independent ^ | Rupert Cornwell in Washington
    EVEN on Donald Henry Rumsfeld, that formidable and remarkably well preserved 70 year old who as Secretary of Defence is running the campaign in Iraq, the strain is starting to tell. Outwardly, it is the pugnacious Rumsfeld of always, the steamrollering CEO who brooks no dissent. Look more closely, however, and the lines of strain are visible. The tiredness is evident in the eyes behind those rimless spectacles. And small wonder. For he is the man in the hot seat as, eight days into the Gulf War of 2003, a once cocksure America is forced to face the possibility it...
  • ABC’s War News Touts Doubt and Dissent

    03/24/2003 4:16:58 PM PST · by Mr. Mulliner · 72 replies · 275+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | March 24, 2003 | Brent Baker and Rich Noyes
    The Most Biased Network During the Pre-War Months Now Offers the Most Biased Iraq War CoverageABC’s War News Touts Doubt and Dissent      Peter Jennings may have been late for the war — while Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather were reporting the first U.S. air strikes last Wednesday, ABC viewers had to wait a half-hour for Jennings’ arrival — but the anchor’s bias has been far more problematic than his tardiness. ABC’s coverage of the first days of Operation Iraqi Freedom have revealed the network’s pattern of boosting anti-war protesters while denying the benefits of U.S. action:     • Thursday, March...
  • MORE BIAS UPDATES

    03/24/2003 2:54:56 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 228+ views
    AndrewSullivan.com ^ | Monday, March 24, 2003 | Andrew Sullivan
     MORE BIAS UPDATES: You guys are on the ball. Here's another Freudian slip from the BBC: Read your note mentioning ITN's Freudian slip this morning, then drove out of town from Prague, where I live, to a meeting. I had the radio tuned to the World Service most of the way. During a morning segment on what the world papers had to say about the war, the reader was describing a Syrian front page that, along with its headline, showed pictures of the dead and captured soldiers thoughtfully broadcast by al jazeera. "And here," she said, "are the pictures evidently...
  • CBS - No agreement on having administration official counter Saddam's claims in interview

    02/26/2003 2:14:49 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies · 363+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House sought to have an administration official counter Saddam Hussein's claims in an interview with CBS' Dan Rather, but could not reach agreement with the network on the right person to do it.</p> <p>Much of the interview was airing Wednesday night on "60 Minutes II."</p>
  • Hussein Awards Rather First U.S. Interview "In a Decade"

    02/25/2003 8:05:55 AM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 19 replies · 379+ views
    (CBS) There are just two men in the world now who can prevent a new U.S.-led war in Iraq, and CBS News Anchor Dan Rather sat down with one of them: the president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein. In his first interview with an American journalist in a decade, Hussein talked for more than three hours about the looming war and his efforts to head it off. Saddam indicated he will not destroy -- as ordered by the U.N. -- his arsenal of controversial al Samoud missiles. Saddam also challenged President Bush to a televised debate about their differences. CBS News...