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  • Orwellian Denver Post Edits “Socialist” Out Of Classmate’s Description Of Arapahoe Shooter

    12/18/2013 9:07:41 AM PST · by IChing · 14 replies ^ | 12/18/13 | Donald Joy
    It’s one of the most blatant examples of Soviet-style media disinformation and manipulation I’ve ever seen, here in the West, in my life: A prominent, big-city newspaper deliberately distorting/omitting a salient detail of an important news story, in order to provide cover for the evil school of economic thought that their editors share with yet another crazed, violent attacker of innocents. It’s bad enough that we’ve already seen numerous examples of the democrat-run mainstream media trying to smear the Tea Party & conservatives by falsely, shamelessly attempting to associate various mass-shooters and terrorists with conservative philosophy and politics (while, in...
  • Obama Outraged at Suggestion His Team Would Play Politics with Benghazi (Flashback)

    05/07/2013 8:22:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct. 16, 2012, | John Sexton
    During the 2nd Presidential Debate on Oct. 16, 2012, President Obama was indignant at the suggestion that anyone on his team would play politics with Benghazi. Recent reports suggest that talking points were altered to remove references to al Qaeda and prior attacks in Benghazi, both of which might have left the State Dept. open to criticism.
  • Black Mobs Now Beating Jews in New York

    07/02/2012 8:14:48 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 23 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 2, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    Ford and others, such as MSNBC news anchor Melissa Harris-Perry, say the media should not report news if it makes black people look bad. But most racial crimes and violence from black mobs in the New York area are usually not reported – not by the mainstream media anyway. Witnesses and others who know often find a way to drop a dime, or a video or Internet posting. Just a few days before the Heinberg beating, a group of students from a predominately black school in a predominantly black neighborhood in Brooklyn were “evicted” from the 9/11 Memorial site in...
  • NBC launches internal probe over edited 911 call Trayvon shooting [GM Trucks, Rich Jewel what else?

    04/02/2012 12:20:56 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 2 2012 | Fox News
    NBC has launched an internal probe after running an edited version of the 911 call from George Zimmerman -- the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin -- that made Zimmerman sound racist. "We have launched an internal investigation into the editorial process surrounding this particular story," the network said in a statement to the Washington Post on Monday. NBC's "Today" show ran the edited audio of George Zimmerman's phone call to a police dispatcher in which Zimmerman says: "'This guy looks like he's up to no good … he looks black." Read more:
  • Sharpton emcees racially-focused Sanford rally, warns against use of violence [Treyvon Martin]

    03/23/2012 6:14:31 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 23 MAR 12 | By Matthew Boyle
    SANFORD, Fla. — The Rev. Al Sharpton, an MSNBC host and liberal political figure, riled up a mostly-black Sanford, Fla., crowd on Thursday night in the wake of the killing of 17-year-old student Trayvon Martin. “Some people said to me in the media — ‘Let me get this straight,’ they said. ‘Reverend, it seems like there’s a lot of people who are angry — are you afraid of violence?’” Sharpton preached to the central Floridian crowd. “I said, ‘No. I’m afraid of the violence you already had.’” “Violence is killing Tray Martin,” Sharpton continued. “Don’t act like we are the...
  • Jobless rate drops to lowest in almost 3 years

    02/03/2012 6:04:18 AM PST · by John W · 179 replies ^ | February 3, 2012 | news services
    The U.S. economy produced another solid month of job gains in January, offering a hopeful sign for hiring in the year ahead. Employers added a net 243,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department reported Friday. That’s higher than December, when employers added a net 200,000 jobs, and it marked the seventh straight month in which at least 100,000 jobs were created. That hasn't happened since 2005. The nation’s unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in January from 8.5 percent in the prior month. The unemployment rate has fallen for the past five months and is now at its lowest level...
  • Chiefs voice concerns over Ariz. law Top cops hold hourlong,

    05/27/2010 8:18:30 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 47 replies · 624+ views
    Police One ^ | May 26, 2010 | Pete Yost
    WASHINGTON — Arizona's new immigration law and similar proposals in other states would lead to an increase in crime, some police chiefs from around the country told Attorney General Eric Holder in an hourlong meeting Wednesday. The chiefs told the attorney general that having to determine whether a person is in the United States illegally will break down the trust that police have built in communities and will divert law enforcement resources away from fighting crime. If that happens, "we will be unable to do our jobs," said Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck. "Laws like this will actually increase...
  • Why Is the L.A. Times Burying the Obama/Khalidi Tape?

    04/23/2010 11:14:16 AM PDT · by opentalk · 21 replies · 1,250+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 21st, 2010 | Roger L Simon
    Given the extraordinary sudden turnabout in US policy toward Israel under the Obama Administration, I have become obsessed by the repressed 2003 videotape of Rashid Khalidi and Barack Obama. That tape — or so we are told — is ensconced in a safe at the Los Angeles Times building. In the current situation, its release by the paper is more important and newsworthy than ever. The Khalidi tape could be of tremendous significance in revealing the provenance of Obama’s views on the Middle East and the degree to which the public was misled on those views during the presidential campaign....
  • NY Times is finally forced to write a substantive but incomplete and biased story on ClimateGate

    12/02/2009 9:08:37 AM PST · by Corky Boyd · 2 replies · 452+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | December 2, 2009 | Corky Boyd
    The “temporary” step down of Phil Jones finally forced the NY Times to do some print coverage of the scandal. Missing from the story are any quotes from the incendiary emails and very little about reaction of other scientists over this growing scandal.... The Times’ emphasis on the criminal aspect of the email release, is more than somewhat laughable in light of some of its rather questionable leaks of highly classified comint information. But the important point here is the Times has simply played the same old game of attempting to suppress a story that has been burning up the...
  • More "Babies, Lies" and Sarah Palin...Is Andrew Sullivan writing the headlines at Yahoo now?

    01/04/2009 7:08:56 AM PST · by BreeLee · 27 replies · 1,723+ views
    Yahoo and US Weekly ^ | Jan 04, 2009 | Yahoo and Us Weekly
    Yahoo has done Andrew Sullivan proud with their headlines.....and doesn't this have a "deja vue" ring to it? And, didn't we just see this same media trick in September? Of course the article has to go on to mention that the babies Father-Levi Johnston mothers was recently arrested on Drug Charges. Johnston's mother, Sherry, was arrested on drug charges earlier this month after an undercover narcotics investigation.
  • LA Times: McCain Shouldn't Complain About ACORN

    10/20/2008 9:40:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies · 993+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 20, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Let's see. ACORN has been submitting thousands of fraudulent voter registrations and is being investigated by the FBI. However, if you are John McCain you should just keep your mouth shut and not complain about it. That is the absurd assertion of an editorial in today's Los Angeles Times (emphasis mine): John McCain committed a malicious misrepresentation in the last presidential debate when he claimed that ACORN, the liberal activist group, "is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy." As ACORN acknowledges, it...
  • Time Magazine - Collectivist Nincompoops

    01/26/2007 8:07:54 AM PST · by Jenny Hatch · 134+ views
    The Natural Family BLOG ^ | January 26, 2007 | Jenny Hatch
    I burned Time Magazine this morning to use the ashes as manure on my herb garden. I guess I am too used to reading real analysis on the military blogs. Yesterday I happened to pick up a copy of Time Magazine at the rec center where I work out. Out of curiousity I read the title article from the Jan 15th, 2007 issue with the title "The Surge, Does sending more soldiers to Iraq make ANY sense?"
  • Say no to AP's shoddy work

    12/03/2006 4:18:27 AM PST · by Radix · 16 replies · 989+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, December 3, 2006 | Say no to AP’s shoddy work
    When a company defrauds its customers, or delivers shoddy goods, the customers sooner or later are going to take their business elsewhere. But if that company has a virtual monopoly, and offers something its customers must have, they may have no choice but to keep taking it. That’s when the customers, en masse, need to raise a stink. That’s when someone else with the resources needs to seriously consider whether the time is ripe to compete. The Associated Press is embroiled in a scandal. Conservative bloggers, the new media watchdogs, lifted a rock at the AP. Curt at Floppingaces,,...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Embassy denies asking Bush twins to leave Argentina

    11/27/2006 5:41:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1,327+ views
    Rooters ^ | November 27, 2006
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Argentina rejected reports that it had told President George W. Bush's twin daughters to leave the country after a widely publicized purse-snatching incident. ABC News reported on its Web site on Monday that embassy officials had "strongly suggested" that the twins, Jenna and Barbara Bush, cut short their visit to Buenos Aires due to security concerns. Argentine officials confirmed last week that one of Bush's daughters had her purse stolen in San Telmo, a neighborhood popular with tourists. The incident led to teasing by Argentine media about the twins' seemingly ineffective...
  • Why we don't believe you [excellent summary of recent mainstream press malfeasance]

    08/28/2006 10:57:00 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 85 replies · 3,583+ views
    Townhall ^ | August 28, 2006 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Does the mainstream press ever wonder why conservatives distrust them so much? If so, they need look no further than the “fauxtography” scandals of the last couple of weeks. Conservative bloggers have been hard at work sniffing out suspected fakery and staging in the photos sent back on the newswires from the Israel/Hezbollah conflict, and the investigation got pretty smelly. First, there was Reutersgate, in which the international news organization had to pull a photo and fire a freelance photographer because he clumsily Photoshopped thicker smoke into the skyline of Beirut. This incident got bloggers wondering what other photographic evidence...
  • GMA's Disillusioned Republican Woman Not Really So Republican (FR mentioned, I'm famous!)

    09/19/2006 2:51:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 111 replies · 4,184+ views ^ | September 19, 2006 | Brent Baker
    Posted by Brent Baker on September 19, 2006 - 17:20. Friday's Good Morning America featured a segment with Robin Roberts in Memphis with three Southern women, identified as Republicans, who are all supposedly "having second thoughts about their party" and now plan to vote for Democrats. But a quick Internet search found that two of the three have backgrounds which raise questions about their fidelity to the GOP. Janna Herbison, identified on screen as "Former Republican turned Democrat," declared: "I used to consider myself to be a Republican." She scolded Republicans: "Don't say they're [Democrats] aligning themselves with the terrorists...
  • Pope: I'm sorry (sorry you're offended, that is)

    09/16/2006 5:25:37 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 169 replies · 4,612+ views (UK) ^ | 9/16/2006 | Staff
    The Pope has apologised to the world's Muslim community after making comments about the history of Islam, according to media reports. He said he hoped the speech had not been taken as being intentionally offensive and insisted that the Vatican was "strongly upset" by the Islamic world's reaction, the BBC reports. Delivering a speech on Tuesday at a university in his homeland of Germany, Pope Benedict XVI quoted criticisms of the Prophet Muhammad made by 14th century Byzantine emperor, Manuel II Palaeologus, who claimed that the Islamic prophet had brought "things only evil and inhuman" on the world, "such as...
  • Bush Losing Support Among Supporters (I Have Exposed the LAZINESS of CBS News!)

    09/07/2006 6:27:17 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 98 replies · 2,719+ views
    See B.S. News ^ | 09/070/06 | "journalist" byron "my reporting is the" pitts
    At the Kettle Diner in Jacksonville, N.C., it's faith, family and the Corps. Jacksonville is home to Camp Lejuene, the largest Marine Corps base on the East Coast...Even some lifelong conservatives aren't hearing the president's message anymore. "I've turned him off," said retired Marine Col. Jim Van Riper. "I've tuned him out." Van Riper is a Christian, card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association who voted for President Bush twice. But as more Marines have died, his confidence in the Bush administration has died as well.
  • ABC's GMA Highlights Southern Republican Women...Who are Voting for Democrats

    09/15/2006 4:36:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 108 replies · 5,609+ views ^ | September 15, 2006 | Megan McCormack
    Friday’s "Good Morning America" broadcast yet another bad-news-for-Republicans story concerning the party’s chances in the upcoming mid-term elections. In a report from Robin Roberts, three southern women, all either former Republicans or Republicans considering voting for Democratic candidates, were given air time to express their disenchantment with the GOP: Robin Rasmussen: "I voted Republican in every election since I was 18." Robin Roberts: "But not this year. Robin Rasmussen is thinking of voting for a Democrat and she’s not alone." Janna Herbison: "And I used to consider myself to be a Republican." Tracy Quick Bradford: "...I think that the, the...
  • A blogger shines when news media get it wrong [MSM dinosaurs alert!!]

    08/08/2006 4:45:58 PM PDT · by Enchante · 32 replies · 2,048+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 8/9/06 | Randy Dotinga
    Mr. Johnson, one of the most influential, popular, and disliked political bloggers in the United States, says his site offers an "alternative filter": The news comes in and something approaching the truth comes out. Critics, however, say he has an agenda of his own - one that's anti-Muslim, pro-Israel, and full of hate. How did this 50-something computer programmer and Web designer turn into an Internet celebrity, sought out by CNN and regularly roasted by liberal critics? The answer lies in expertise, diligence, and imagination. This week, his website - - is attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors, thanks...
  • Improving the story

    08/06/2006 1:10:20 PM PDT · by pickrell · 4 replies · 842+ views
    06-August-2006 | Ron Pickrell
    Reuters News Agency, reeling from accusations of distortion, deceit and fraud, have decided to go the distance in order to repair their tattered image. "We're coming clean today," spokesman Justin Case explained to his lunch guests, "by re-opening the files on stories long suppressed by our firm. This will aid in the restoration of balance in our reporting, as perceived by our readers." One of the first stories to be covered by their newly hired replacement photographer, is that of the splinter group, Hersbollah. "It is a myth that women are treated like dogs under Islam," Hersbollah strike commander Latcha...
  • MEDIA CAUGHT OVER QANA PHOTOS [Liberal MSM Caught With Pants Down Alert]

    08/02/2006 6:07:55 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 262 replies · 13,287+ views
    Boortz ^ | Aug. 2, 2006 | Neal Boortz
    Remember those photos that have been running in the media showing a rescue worker holding a dead child following the Israeli air strike in Qana? The message of those pictures has been powerful: look at what those evil Israelis did to that poor, innocent child. Well, now we learn that all may not be what it seems. Many of those pictures were taken by the photographers for wire services like the Associated Press, Reuters and the always pro-terrorist Agence France-Presse, also known as AFP. But an enterprising British blogger decided to dig a bit deeper. He looked at the time...
  • Probe Can't Confirm Sources in Freelancer's Stories for 'Wired News'

    05/09/2005 6:05:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 574+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO An investigation into the sourcing and accuracy of news stories by a freelance journalist at a leading Internet news site concluded that the existence of dozens of people quoted in the articles could not be confirmed. Wired News, which publishes some articles from Wired magazine, paid for the review of stories by one of its frequent contributors, Michelle Delio, 37, of New York City. It was expected to disclose results late Monday. The review determined that dozens of people cited in articles by Delio primarily during the past 18 months could not be located, said one person familiar...
  • CBS Rathergate Producer Mary Mapes Wins

    01/14/2005 7:33:29 PM PST · by mrustow · 62 replies · 1,800+ views
    A Different Drummer ^ | 15 January 2005 | Nicholas Stix
    Mary Mapes, the CBS News producer from 60 Minutes who gave us Rathergate, has won the first journalism award given in memory of two of the worst rogues in the history of the profession, Walter Duranty and Jayson Blair. Duranty and Blair were both reporters for the New York Times, America’s most corrupt newspaper. To borrow from NBA commissioner David Stern, on his decision to suspend Ron Artest and the other Indiana Pacers thugs in the recent “basketbrawl,” the vote “was unanimous, 1-0.” As previously detailed, Mapes was guilty of no less than three major journalistic offenses -- her “Shot...
  • Time is Running Out on Rathergate Producer Mary Mapes

    12/15/2004 12:41:04 PM PST · by mrustow · 26 replies · 2,397+ views
    Out 2 ^ | 15 December 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Well, "Black Rock" isn't the Tower of London, and we no longer behead those who seek to topple the government, as Elizabeth I's executioner did Mary, Queen of Scots, but CBS' corporate headquarters will have to do, as the media world awaits whatever passes for the sentencing and punishment of news fraud Mary Mapes, who gave the world Rathergate, among other infamous episodes. Any day now, possibly even today, the CBS News internal Rathergate report will be completed and read by the "suits" in the suites at Black Rock. When Rathergate became a full-blown scandal, CBS appointed former U.S. Attorney...
  • Ruthless People: Rathergate Producer Mary Mapes, CBS News, and Chicago Journalism

    12/13/2004 10:26:05 AM PST · by mrustow · 42 replies · 3,225+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 13 December 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    A few weeks ago, at Rather Biased , I came across a story about a CBS News producer who'd been fired, "CBS Fires Trigger-happy Producer." "So, they finally got around to Mary Mapes," says I. No such luck. The tarnished Tiffany network had unceremoniously dumped a news producer for interrupting a broadcast of its popular new crime series, CSI: New York, for a report on the death of Arab terrorist Yasser Arafat. It seems while honesty in reporting counts for little at CBS these days, hot entertainment properties are sacred. The November 13 Rather Biased dispatch follows: "Friday both Reuters...
  • A vote fraud whistleblower... or not?

    12/06/2004 2:42:08 PM PST · by truthseeker04 · 8 replies · 663+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/06/04 | David Shuster
    A few days ago, my colleagues and I were noting the absence of any whistleblower in the fraud allegations swirling over the election... and I mentioned that I considered this to be another problem for those making the accusations. Surely, if the election had been hacked, there would be somebody who might brag about it to a talkative friend, or somebody who might know something and would be willing to contact a reporter or stand up for the principle of free and fair elections.
  • Rigged Polls, Rigged Networks

    11/10/2004 10:32:55 AM PST · by mrustow · 58 replies · 2,248+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 10 November 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Just because it was November, didn't mean that the Kerry camp and its network shills couldn't come up with some more "October surprises." After all, for the Democrats and their media affiliates, it's always October. No ExitOn Election Day, the early returns from the Big Media-commissioned "exit polls" were that Senator John Kerry was drubbing President Bush across the East, especially in the two states Bush had to carry, Florida and Ohio, if he was to have a chance at winning the election. Keep in mind, that unlike the network election coverage, which begins in earnest only after the polls...
  • Election Day: Rigged Polls, Rigged Networks

    11/09/2004 8:27:43 AM PST · by mrustow · 74 replies · 3,581+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 9 November 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Just because it was November, didn't mean that the Kerry camp and its network shills couldn't come up with some more "October surprises." After all, for the Democrats and their media affiliates, it's always October. No Exit On Election Day, the early returns from the Big Media-commissioned "exit polls" were that Sen. John Kerry was drubbing Pres. Bush across the East, especially in the two states Bush had to carry, Florida and Ohio, if Bush was to have a chance at winning the election. Keep in mind, that unlike the network election coverage, which begins in earnest only after the...

    10/09/2004 5:26:09 AM PDT · by Mia T · 20 replies · 1,688+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 10.9.04 | Mia T
    HALPERINGATE = RATHERGATE = WATERGATE: The Nexus Halperin Memo Dated Friday October 8, 2004 It goes without saying that the stakes are getting very high for the country and the campaigns - and our responsibilities become quite grave I do not want to set off (sp?) and endless colloquy that none of us have time for today - nor do I want to stifle one. Please respond if you feel you can advance the discussion. The New York Times (Nagourney/Stevenson) and Howard Fineman on the web both make the same point today: the current Bush attacks on Kerry involve distortions...
  • Memogate: Why Did Dan Rather Do It?

    10/02/2004 1:33:51 PM PDT · by mrustow · 47 replies · 1,010+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 2 October 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Many alleged journalists don't see themselves as helping John Kerry win the election because they are socialists in journalistic drag, but because they believe that this is simply what any decent person in the same position would do. In foisting the Memogate hoax on the American people, CBS' Dan Rather was motivated by the desire for ratings, revenge, and power. (For two excellent chronicles of how Rather misled his audience, see the reports here and here by Andrew Alexander, my editor at Intellectual Conservative.) Ratings Any journalist worth his salt wants to reach everyone, and blow away the competition. Anyone...
  • Memogate: Why Did Dan Rather Do It?

    09/30/2004 8:54:28 PM PDT · by mrustow · 27 replies · 675+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 1 October 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Dan Rather's motives in foisting the Memogate hoax on the American people were: Ratings, revenge, and power. Ratings. Any journalist worth his salt wants to reach everyone, and blow away the competition. Anyone who says otherwise, is either lying or in the wrong business. The best way for a journalist to reach the largest possible audience is with scoops on scandals. It's good journalism, and it's popular journalism. One of the reasons why the pc journalism of the socialist mainstream media (SMSM) and even the older, Republican mainstream media (RMSM; think, National Review) have been losing audience share in recent...
  • “Buckhead” vs. Dan Rather: Internet David Slays Media Goliath

    09/26/2004 9:30:59 AM PDT · by mrustow · 93 replies · 2,948+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 26 September 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Say good night, Dan. Dan Rather's journalism career is surely over. When he got snookered by the forged memos peddled by longtime Bush enemy Bill Burkett, a retired Texas Army National Guard lieutenant colonel, and the fraud was exposed by a 'lousy Internet site,' instead of Rather re-investigating the story, he stonewalled, took the offensive, engaged in a "modified, limited hangout" (the September 21 New York Post) and attacked his critics. Once he admitted that something wasn't quite right about the "documents," he even tried to take credit for determining that a hoax had taken place. Rather acted less like...
  • AP Reporter Invents Anti-Clinton “Boos” at Wisconsin Bush Rally

    09/06/2004 6:34:37 AM PDT · by mrustow · 136 replies · 5,103+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 6 September 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    On Friday the AP falsely reported that a crowd at a Bush rally booed the news that Bill Clinton had been hospitalized, and President Bush "did nothing to stop them." On Friday afternoon, an Associated Press (AP) story reported that a crowd at a Bush rally in Wisconsin, responded to President Bush's news that former President Clinton had been hospitalized with chest pains and faced bypass surgery, and Bush's best wishes for Clinton's speedy recovery, with boos. The AP, a wire service founded in 1848, describes itself as "the largest and oldest news organization in the world."Audience boos as Bush...
  • Another Jayson Blair?

    12/17/2003 3:25:09 PM PST · by William McKinley · 45 replies · 361+ views
    NRO ^ | 12/17/03 | Michelle Malkin
    Looks like the New York Times has another ugly Jayson Blair-like scandal on its hands. This time, the young minority reporter is Charlie LeDuff, a part Native-American, part-Cajun writer, known as a rising star and favorite pet of former executive editor Howell Raines. The hotshot LeDuff is now in hot water over his cribbing of anecdotes from someone else's book about kayaking down the Los Angeles River for his own Page One fluff story about — you guessed it! — kayaking down the Los Angeles River. An embarrassing correction published in the New York Times on Dec. 8 explained: An...
  • Mother of Media Myths (Undoubtedly written by Paul Greenberg so you know it's great!)

    06/13/2003 5:58:15 PM PDT · by Durmundstrang · 18 replies · 516+ views
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | June 11, 2003 | Editorial
    What’s THE biggest media myth to come out of the Iraq? War and its messy aftermath? Forget Maureen Dowd’s attempt to trash George W. Bush by altering the president’s words. That kind of "journalism" has become just standard operating procedure at the New York Times. (" All the News Fit to Distort") No, for sheer, long-lasting stamina, we nominate the urban legend about the pillaging of Baghdad’s archaeological museum. Remember how it was supposed to have been emptied by looters? It was THE RAPE OF CIVILIZATION! The anguished comments from distinguished archaeologists sounded more like tabloid headlines. The Death of...
  • Iraq "Wedding Bombing" a Fraud

    06/01/2004 6:08:53 AM PDT · by pabianice · 47 replies · 699+ views
    Just reviewed a classified brief on the supposed wedding - no way it was. Here are some unclass details I can provide (brief had lots of pictures to back up the details): > > > - Weddings traditionally held on Thursdays in Iraq to take advantage of Friday as a day of rest - raid took place on Tuesday night. - Only permanent dwelling at the site held large stocks of food, bedding, medical supplies (lots of these - was the wedding going to be a cage match of some sort or were the caterers just bad cooks?), ammunition and...
  • USA Today Finds Faked Stories

    03/21/2004 6:57:04 AM PST · by Copernicus · 19 replies · 191+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 03/20/2004 | Paul Richter USA Today finds faked stories Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times Saturday, March 20, 2004 ©2004 San Francisco Chronicle URL: Washington -- USA Today, one of the nation's largest-circulation newspapers, said Friday it has found that a former star foreign correspondent had made up parts of at least eight stories, committing "journalistic sins" that were "sweeping and substantial." In a front-page article, the Gannett Co. newspaper said that a team of reporters and an editor found evidence of repeated fabrications during an examination of 720 articles written by Jack Kelley between 1993 and 2003. It said the evidence "strongly...
  • KURTZ: USA TODAY REPORTER (Jack Kelley) PANICKED (during probe of his work!)

    01/10/2004 6:54:53 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 22 replies · 812+ views
    USA Today via Drudge ^ | Sat Jan 10 2004 19:49:51 ET | Drudge/Kurtz
    KURTZ: USA TODAY REPORTER PANICKED Sat Jan 10 2004 19:49:51 ET USA Today correspondent Jack Kelley resigned Tuesday after an investigation of his work -- after he "panicked and used poor judgment" during the probe, the WASHINGTON POST is planning to report on Sunday. According to newsroom sources, the POST's Howard Kurtz will report: "In an effort to prove that he had spoken with a human rights activist in Yugoslavia, Kelley said in an interview, he encouraged a translator who was not present during the 1999 sit-down to impersonate another translator who was there. The woman who agreed to help...
  • Newly Hired Indianapolis Sports Columnist Resigns Over Resume [more NY Times liars exposed]

    01/09/2004 9:13:01 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 27 replies · 1,154+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2004 | Drew Lawrence
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A sportswriter who left his job at The New York Times to become a sports columnist for The Indianapolis Star admitted he falsified his resume and resigned his new post Friday. Star Editor and Vice President Dennis R. Ryerson announced he had accepted Mike Freeman's resignation in an item headlined "note to readers" that was posted on the newspaper's Web site. In a statement included in the Star's note, Freeman said he knowingly stated on his resume and in an interview for the job that he was a graduate of the University of Delaware. Freeman's statement said...
  • DIEBOLD-FACED LIES (And Florida 2000 lies, and Memogate lies...all by Paul Krugman)

    12/03/2003 9:24:17 AM PST · by Timesink · 29 replies · 740+ views
    The Conspiracy to Keep You Poor and Stupid ^ | December 3, 2003 | Donald L. Luskin
    DIEBOLD-FACED LIES    When someone says "this isn't about money," you can be sure it's all about money. And when Paul Krugman says " there's nothing paranoid about suggesting" something, you can be sure that what he's suggesting is a crackpot conspiracy theory, built on lies and innuendo, that only a true paranoid could believe. What "there's nothing paranoid about suggesting" in Krugman's New York Times column yesterday is that touch-screen voting machines are part of a Republican plot to hijack elections. He sanctimoniously warns, "let's be clear: the credibility of U.S. democracy may be at stake." The proof? Krugman...
  • COVERING UP FOR THAT COVER (More New York Times Krugmanfreude!)

    11/29/2003 11:39:39 PM PST · by Timesink · 11 replies · 345+ views
    The Conspiracy to Keep You Poor and Stupid ^ | November 30, 2003 | Donald L. Luskin
    COVERING UP FOR THAT COVER   A rare Paul Krugman correction in the New York Times? Not quite. Today's corrections section states, "An article last Sunday about the differing covers on the American and British editions of a book by Paul Krugman, the economist and Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, Page, referred incorrectly to a caricature on the British version. According to groups that distribute the image, the drawing of Vice President Dick Cheney, with the words 'Got Oil' on his forehead and a dark mustache, was intended to evoke the 'Got Milk' advertising campaign, not to suggest a...
  • Before Jayson Blair: AIM and The New York Times

    11/13/2003 3:17:35 PM PST · by walford · 8 replies · 3,131+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | November 12, 2003 | William R Alford
    Receive FREE updates by email: | Before Jayson Blair: AIM and The New York Times By William AlfordNovember 12, 2003 Subsequent to the fallout over Jayson Blair's numerous instances of fraud, inaccuracy and plagiarism, senior staff at The N.Y. Times surely hoped that credibility doubts would end by throwing the 27-year-old journalist over the side in May. Questions nonetheless persisted over such practices as the widespread misuse of unnamed sources, attributing freelancers' work to staff reporters, and insufficient research and 'advocacy' journalism. On an early June "day that breaks my heart," publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. announced the 'resignations' of...
  • Ex-Times Exec to Discuss Blair in Book

    11/13/2003 8:03:28 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 7 replies · 224+ views
    Star News ^ | 11/13/03
    Associated Press Story - Former New York Times executive Gerald Boyd, who resigned last June in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal, is writing his memoirs. Currently untitled, the book will be published in 2005 by Amistad, an imprint of News Corp.'s HarperCollins that specializes in publications by black authors. "The Jayson Blair scandal will be covered, but it will be just a small part of the story," Boyd's representative, Robert Barnett, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney, said Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Blair resigned from the Times last spring after editors learned he had embellished and plagiarized parts...
  • Krugman implies Mississippi elected Republican governor b/c of racism

    11/07/2003 12:43:26 PM PST · by Gdzine · 61 replies · 204+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 7th, 2003 | Paul Krugman
    So did Mississippi voters support the Republicans, even though they get very little direct benefit from Bush-style tax cuts, because they — unlike New Jersey's voters — understand the magic of supply-side economics? If you believe that, I've got an overpass on the Garden State Parkway you may be interested in buying. Now maybe New Jersey voted Democratic because of irrational Bush hatred. But I think it's a lot more likely that white Mississippi voters, unlike their counterparts up north, are still responding to Republican flag-waving — and it's not just the American flag that's being waved.
  • NY Times Full Disclosure? (BLATANT NY Times Anti-Bush Fraud)

    11/04/2003 11:50:42 PM PST · by Timesink · 7 replies · 186+ views
    HipperCritical ^ | November 4, 2003 | Glenn Halpern
    November 04, 2003 NY Times Full Disclosure? Today's NY Times includes an op/ed written by Mark Medish, "a lawyer, [who] was deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury from 1997 to 2000." In it, Mr. Medish argues that the Iraq debts accumulated by Saddam over the course of his reign must not be cancelled. As he sees it, "A country like Iraq, with the world's second-largest proven oil reserves, should be expected to be able to pay its obligations. Furthermore, the moral charge that the debts are odious is simply too sweeping. Acting on it would be bad for Iraq and...
  • Call It Krugmanfreude. Not everyone is overjoyed with 7.2 percent GDP.

    11/03/2003 10:37:13 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 49 replies · 271+ views
    NRO ^ | November 03, 2003, 1:21 p.m. | Donald Luskin
    Schadenfreude — that's that word for taking pleasure in the other guy's failure. But what's the word for that feeling you get when you've been hoping for the other guy to fail, but he ends up succeeding . . . spectacularly? A schadenfreudian slip? How about Krugmanfreude? The latter was the suggestion of ex officio Krugman Truth Squad member John Davidson. It's the perfect word for what America's most dangerous liberal pundit, Paul Krugman — and the whole Democratic party, for that matter — must be feeling right now as they face the reality of last Thursday's announcement that gross...
  • New York Times Misleads Again

    10/21/2003 1:46:44 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 9 replies · 138+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/21/03 | Limbacher
    It's beginning to look as if the New York Times can't help being naughty – it's somehow become part of its nature to commit outrageous offenses against fairness, decency and balance. This time it's a shameful conflict of interest caught by the New York Post: A book review trashing Nigel Hamilton's "Bill Clinton, An American Journey; Great Expectations" written by one Todd S. Purdom, whom the Times doesn't bother to tell its readers is the husband of Bill Clinton's onetime adoring press secretary Dee Dee Myers. The Post's must-read Page Six quotes one observer as noting: "It is the equivalent...
  • N.Y. Times Columnist: Fox News Is Bush's Al Jazeera

    10/16/2003 1:14:56 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 97 replies · 538+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/16/03 | Limbacher
    Premier New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman attacked the Fox News Channel on Thursday, comparing the top-rated cable news network to the pro-terrorist Al Jazeera broadcasting company. Using a recent speech by Vice President Dick Cheney to argue that the Bush administration is too narrow-minded in its handling of postwar Iraq, Friedman complained, "Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein issue messages from their caves through Al Jazeera, and Mr. Cheney issues messages from his bunker through Fox." "Out of fairness, my newspaper feels obligated [to cover the Cheney speech]," the top Times columnist wrote. "But I wish we would have...