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  • 'Jim Thompson' of Free Republic Is One of Keith Olbermann's Worst Persons In the World

    07/14/2009 4:11:47 PM PDT · by kristinn · 811 replies · 19,147+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Monday, July 13, 2009 | Keith Olbermann
    The runner-up, Jim Thompson, the owner of the right wing website Free Republic, which has moderated comments, meaning a grown up is supposed to read them and delete the crazier ones. But Thompson‘s folks waited as long as three days removing a comment thread devoted to the racist rage of a disturbing large number of his posters, possibly some of the same people who had previously conducted polls on the site on how best to topple the freely elected government of the United States. After President Obama‘s daughter appeared in a t-shirt with a peace sign on it at the...
  • Iraqi PM: Basra Operation a 'Success'

    04/01/2008 11:17:05 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 31 replies · 58+ views
    AP ^ | 4/1/2008 | BUSHRA JUHI
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, returning from the southern city of Basra, claimed Tuesday that a week-old operation against Shiite militias has been a "success" despite a cease-fire that did not disarm the gunmen and left him politically battered. The Shiite leader stopped short of declaring an end to the offensive that began a week ago Tuesday in Basra, sparking retaliatory clashes in Baghdad and other southern cities, and criticism that his government was unprepared for the fierce backlash. Militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr, meanwhile, thanked his fighters for "defending your people, your land and your honor." Sporadic fighting...
  • The Public Editor: Green reporter, Green Zone dispute, red-hot rhetoric [MSM A-HOLE's FOLLIES]

    11/12/2007 1:44:47 AM PST · by Enchante · 54 replies · 255+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Sunday, November 11, 2007 | Armando Acuna
    When The Bee's Bobby Caina Calvan volunteered for a six-week reporting stint in Iraq, he didn't have the faintest notion he would be nominated for an award. Just a few days into his assignment, conservative blogger Michelle Malkin did the honors, nominating Calvan for "Jerk of the Year." That was just the beginning of the accolades. In a matter of days, bloggers and their flock of sheep across the country were calling Calvan an "immature human," "a pompous ass," "disrespectful," an "embarrassment," and an "anti-American military" ideologue. There were more, but you can't print them in the newspaper. What was...
  • PLEASE HIT THIS POLL~

    03/19/2007 11:06:31 AM PDT · by Fawn · 30 replies · 1,232+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | March 19,2007 | Sun Sentinel
    Four years after President Bush launched the U.S. attack on Iraq, the fighting continues with no end in sight. Would you support a presidential candidate who backs continued U.S. military involvement?
  • Newsweek poll: GOP in meltdown

    10/07/2006 1:42:35 PM PDT · by sachem longrifle · 77 replies · 1,360+ views
    newsweek | 10/7/2006 | sachem longrifle(vanity)
    I just read an article from MSNBC that has a new poll out from newsweek stating that the GOP is in meltdown. My confusion is the poll claimed most americans now trusted the democrats on the war on terror and with moral values because of the Foley mess. Is this believable? I fail to see what the war on terror has to do with Foley. I am not sure of the sampling. Does anybody have any info on the polls at this time in 2002? I remember the GOP not polling well in 2004 but not in 2002.
  • Harris lags far behind Nelson in Senate race

    10/01/2006 7:41:08 AM PDT · by BillCompton · 82 replies · 1,456+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Sat, Sep. 30, 2006 | MARC CAPUTO
    After winning the primary with not quite 50 percent of the vote, U.S. Senate candidate Katherine Harris is shoring up her Republican base as she faces a tough incumbent who is far less polarizing and has far more campaign cash. But beyond red-meat Republicans, the Longboat Key congresswoman is not getting much more in the way of votes, according to a Zogby International poll conducted for The Miami Herald that shows she trails U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson by 27 percentage points.
  • Black Incomes Rise Above Whites in Queens (NY)

    09/30/2006 1:10:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 158 replies · 2,497+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 1, 2006 | SAM ROBERTS
    Across the country, the income gap between blacks and whites remains wide, and nowhere more so than in Manhattan. But just a river away, a very different story is unfolding. In Queens, the median income among black households, nearing $52,000 a year, has surpassed that of whites in 2005, an analysis of new census data shows. No other county in the country with a population over 65,000 can make that claim. The gains among blacks in Queens, the city’s quintessential middle-class borough, were driven largely by the growth of two-parent families and the successes of immigrants from the West Indies....
  • NYT SPLASH THURSDAY: SENATE IN PLAY; DEM CHANCE FOR CONTROL IMPROVES

    09/27/2006 4:51:57 PM PDT · by Skywarner · 136 replies · 3,986+ views
    NYT SPLASH THURSDAY: SENATE IN PLAY; DEM CHANCE FOR CONTROL IMPROVES Wed Sep 27 2006 18:24:35 NEW YORK TIMES editors have set a Page One Splash on Thursday claiming: Democrats suddenly face a map with new and unexpected opportunities to regain control of the Senate! "We are leading the paper with it," a newsroom source tells the DRUDGE REPORT.
  • Hillary: Bill Won’t Be Pushed Around

    09/26/2006 5:50:10 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 118 replies · 4,246+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 27 September 2006
    Sen. Hillary Clinton has spoken up in support of her husband Bill’s defense of his anti-terror efforts, saying she’s tired of Democrats being pushed around on national security issues. "I just think that my husband did a great job in demonstrating that Democrats are not going to take this,” she said on Monday in remarks reported by Newsday. In a heated discussion with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday,” Bill Clinton said that as president, he did more than many of his conservative critics to pursue al-Qaida, and alleged that President Bush didn’t try to stop terrorism in the eight...
  • Osama bin Laden has died, according to the L'Est republicain

    09/22/2006 10:33:45 PM PDT · by confrico · 570 replies · 25,019+ views
    AP France ^ | September 23, 2006
    PARIS (AP) - The head of terrorist network al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, has died, according to information from the Saudi police, transmitted by the Directorate-General of External Services (DGSE), and reported on the Lorraine daily newspaper L'Est republicain in its Saturday edition. "According to a commonly reliable source, the Saudi police believes that Osama Bin Laden has died," said a September 21st confidential note from the DGSE classified as "defense." L'Est republicain will publish it in its Saturday edition. The note, specified the daily newspaper, would be re-printed "un-edited." According to the note to be published by the L'Est...
  • Rep. Harris, GOP finally unite in Fla. (President Bush fundraising in Florida)

    09/21/2006 7:26:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 1,210+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/21/06 | Brendan Farrington - ap
    ORLANDO, Fla. - President Bush came to Florida on Thursday and publicly complimented Rep. Katherine Harris (news, bio, voting record) for the first time since she won the GOP Senate nomination over the opposition of her own party. "I'm proud to be here with Congresswoman Katherine Harris, who is running for Senate," Bush told a crowd of about 400 people at a fundraising event in Tampa. The brief acknowledgment came after months of unsuccessful efforts by Republican leaders to push Harris out of the race in hopes of finding a candidate they felt had a better chance of winning against...
  • NFL tops ABC 9/11 show in ratings

    09/11/2006 12:08:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 92 replies · 2,105+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/06 | David Bauder - ap
    NEW YORK - Editing changes made by ABC to the first part of its miniseries "The Path to 9/11" were cosmetic and didn't change the meaning of scenes that had angered several former Clinton administration officials, a spokesman for the former president said Monday. As for Clinton, he didn't bother watching the movie that angered so many people who once worked for him. "He made the choice that most Americans made," said Jay Carson, Clinton Foundation spokesman. "Of a fictionalized drama version of Sept. 11 or the Manning brothers playing football against one another, he chose the latter." The movie...
  • Sex scandal kept Clinton's eye off bin Laden threat, TV drama says

    09/09/2006 12:57:44 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 77 replies · 1,962+ views
    The Times Online (UK) ^ | 09 September 2006 | Tim Reid
    BILL CLINTON responded furiously yesterday to an American television mini-series about the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, which portrays him as so distracted by the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal that he failed to focus on the emerging threat of Osama bin Laden. Senior Clinton Administration officials, including Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State, and Sandy Berger, the former National Security Adviser, also demanded yesterday that ABC either substantially edit or cancel its two-part The Path to 9/11, claiming that the drama was defamatory. The programme is also being shown by the BBC. The five-hour drama, which will be shown...
  • ABC Blames Bush, 'Ignorant' Americans for 'Islamophobia'

    09/09/2006 6:40:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 135 replies · 2,869+ views
    ABC News/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein September 9, 2006 - 09:07 America, you ignorant Islamophobes! Alright, maybe it's not all your fault. Your anti-Muslim attitudes have been "stoked" by "inflammatory rhetoric" from . . . President Bush. That was the basic message of a segment narrated by Ron Claiborne this morning entitled "9/11 Remembered: Islamophobia" on ABC's Good Morning America. ABC made a weak case for the existence of widespread 'Islamophobia' in America. Let's imagine, for example, that 19 Jews had flown planes into iconic buildings in, say, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan - or France, for that matter. What do you think would befall...
  • ABC Altering 9/11 Film After Clinton Officials Express Outrage

    09/08/2006 6:14:38 AM PDT · by pabianice · 429 replies · 10,246+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/8/06
  • Live Thread: Writer of Path to 9-11 on Radio

    09/07/2006 7:49:03 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 137 replies · 2,888+ views
    The John Ziegler Show, KFI 640AM ^ | 7 Sept 2006 | John Ziegler Show
    The author of The Path to 9/11 is going to be LIVE, in-studio on The John Ziegler Show at 8pm Pacific. You can listen live ONLINE or if you're in Southern CA, tune in to KFI at 640AM. From John Ziegler.Com: If you want to tell ABC to not cave to Clinton's demands in the editing of "The Path to 9/11," call 818-460-7477. If you want to complain about the movies lessons plans being dropped by "Scholastic," go to this link for contact information. http://www.scholastic.com/aboutscholastic/offices/index.htm
  • Following complaints, ABC tweaks its 9/11 mini-series

    09/07/2006 11:21:19 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 405 replies · 14,109+ views
    ABC toned down a scene that involved Clinton's national security adviser, Samuel "Sandy" Berger, declining to give the order to kill bin Laden, according to a person involved with the film who declined to be identified. "That sequence has been the focus of attention," the source said. The network also decided that the credits would say the film is based "in part" on the 9/11 panel report, rather than "based on" the report, as the producers originally intended.
  • AL JAZEERA AIRS TAPE PURPORTEDLY OF OSAMA BIN LADEN, AL QAEDA TRAINING FOR SEPT. 11 ATTACKS

    09/07/2006 11:27:47 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 146 replies · 8,329+ views
  • Rumsfeld: Terrorists manipulating media

    08/29/2006 1:28:08 AM PDT · by EBH · 27 replies · 864+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 08/29/2006 | By ROBERT BURNS
    FALLON NAVAL AIR STATION, Nev. - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday he is deeply troubled by the success of terrorist groups in "manipulating the media" to influence Westerners. "That's the thing that keeps me up at night," he said during a question-and-answer session with about 200 naval aviators and other Navy personnel at this flight training base for Navy and Marine pilots.
  • Iran president challenges authority of U.N. Security Council, wants to debate Bush (Breaking)

    08/29/2006 5:54:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 1,261+ views
    AP Wire (direct feed) | August 29, 2006 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) _ President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday challenged the authority of the U.N. Security Council as Iran faces a deadline to halt its uranium enrichment and he called for a televised debate with President Bush on world issues. The Security Council has given Iran until Thursday to suspend enrichment, a process that can produce either fuel for a reactor or material for weapons. ``The U.S. and Britain are the source of many tensions,'' Ahmadinejad said at a news conference. ``At the Security Council, where they have to protect security, they enjoy the veto right. If anybody confronts them,...
  • FOX Journalists Forced At Gunpoint To Convert To Islam

    08/27/2006 8:48:04 AM PDT · by TaxachusettsMan · 427 replies · 7,591+ views
    FOX News Website ^ | August 27, 2006 | FOX News
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Two FOX News journalists were released by their kidnappers Sunday, nearly two weeks after they were taken hostage in the Gaza Strip. Steve Centanni, 60, and Olaf Wiig, 36, left Gaza and have since crossed into Israel after their release. The men left Gaza through the Erez border crossing. The freeing of Centanni, a correspondent, and Wiig, a cameraman, ends the longest-running drama involving foreign hostages in Gaza. The two journalists were dropped off at Gaza City's Beach Hotel by Palestinian security officials and appeared to be in good health. A tearful Centanni embraced a...
  • Breaking Fox - Kidnapped Fox journalists released

    08/27/2006 12:41:00 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 1,264 replies · 32,619+ views
    Fox News | 8-27-06 | Fox News
    Per Fox News
  • The Cheney presidency (Boston Globe Dribble)

    08/26/2006 7:49:05 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 40 replies · 1,023+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 26, 2006 | Robert Kuttner
    The Cheney presidency By Robert Kuttner | August 26, 2006 GEORGE W. BUSH has been faulted in some quarters for taking an extended vacation while the Middle East festers. It doesn't much matter; the man running the country is Vice President Dick Cheney. Alerts When historians look back on the multiple assaults on our constitutional system of government in this era, Cheney's unprecedented role will come in for overdue notice. Cheney's shotgun mishap, when he accidentally sprayed his host with birdshot, has gotten more media attention than has his ...p>
  • Are the News Media Too Liberal?

    08/23/2006 2:31:11 AM PDT · by darkness78 · 42 replies · 1,137+ views
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- Forty-five percent of Americans believe the news media in this country are too liberal, while only 14% say the news media are too conservative. These perceptions of liberal inclination have not changed over the last three years. A majority of Americans who describe their political views as conservative perceive liberal leanings in the media, while only about a third of self-described liberals perceive conservative leanings. More generally, the Sept. 8-10 Gallup Poll finds that a little more than half of Americans have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the news media when it comes...
  • NY Times Co. (NYT) New 52 Week Low (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/17/2006 4:13:57 PM PDT · by abb · 43 replies · 1,074+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | August 17, 2006 | Staff
    52wk Range: 21.58 - 35.00 Last Trade: 21.58
  • 'Plot to blow up planes' foiled [UK TERROR THREAT LEVEL RAISED TO IMMINENT{U.S.raised terror level)

    08/09/2006 10:17:04 PM PDT · by gary_b_UK · 2,397 replies · 56,585+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 10 August 2006, 05:06 GMT 06:06 UK | Unknown
    A major terrorist plot to blow up planes in mid-flight has been disrupted by police, Scotland Yard says. It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled on board aircraft in hand luggage. During the night, police arrested a number of people in London after a counter-terrorist operation they said had lasted several months. Police believe the attacks would have been particularly targeted at flights from the UK to the US. The Department for Transport said security at all UK airports has been increased. Passengers on all flights will not be allowed to take any hand luggage on...
  • Andrea Agrees - Cubans Support Fidel, Roker's Fresh Air on Global Warming

    08/02/2006 5:58:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies · 1,173+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein August 2, 2006 - 08:17 The uniformed Cuban military officer pictured here barks commands at a smallish crowd in Havana that responds with pro-Fidel chants. Imagine you're an objective journalist. How would you report it? "The Castro regime orchestrates a public show of support," perhaps? Not Andrea Mitchell. Appearing on this morning's Today show, here's how she characterized what you have to imagine was a less-than-spontaneous event: "In Havana, Cubans turn out to show support for their long-time leader." No surprise. I did ask you to imagine how an 'objective' journalist would report it. Andrea managed to...
  • Rumsfeld Catches Reporter in ‘Fallacious’ Question During Pentagon Briefing

    05/10/2006 12:03:40 PM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 74 replies · 4,417+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 10, 2006 | Noel Sheppard
    This one is delicious, and demonstrates quite vividly how today’s journalists say whatever they want whenever they want with total disregard for factual content or historical accuracy (hat tip to Expose the Left with video link to follow). During Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s Pentagon briefing on Tuesday, an unidentified reporter asked, “Mr. Secretary, getting back to the question of the CIA, the last time we had an active-duty military officer heading up the CIA was even before you were in government, 1953 I believe.” Rumsfeld quickly stopped the reporter in his tracks: “What was Vernon -- didn't Vernon Walters do...
  • TV War News: Miss Aimee's Motley Crew

    04/01/2003 7:25:53 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 1 replies · 183+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | April 2, 2003 | Larry Leonard
    That poster on the back of the bus, the one that demonstrates appreciation for the war we fought to return their nation out of slavery? I often wonder how many modern American "broadcast journalists" weep daily over the demise of Josph Stalin. If he had won, they all would have had a government job with a great retirement package. And, nobody would dare criticize their product because the product would be given to them word for word by a proper, socialist government of the proletariat. One doesn't criticize the press of the tyrant, and live. The national press is comfortable...
  • "ONE OF THOSE GROUPS OBSESSED WITH THE CLINTONS"

    03/11/2003 11:33:00 PM PST · by Mia T · 118 replies · 4,887+ views
    U.S. News & World Report (Washington Whispers) | March 11, 2003 | Paul Bedard
    Free Republic is one of those groups obsessed with the Clinton era. Word's out: Protest at Hillary's tonight (Freeper Named In Washington Whispers Article!!!!U.S. News & World Report (Washington Whispers) | March 11, 2003 | Paul Bedard   I'll bet that Mr. Bedard is a member of "one of those groups" so "obsessed" with voting in the clintons that they--ooops!-- failed to notice the obvious danger of the lovely couple.   Thanx for 9/11, Paul... Q ERTY6 BUMP!   THE CLINTONS--AMERICA'S BIGGEST BLUNDERHear Bush 41 Warn Us--October 19, 1992* hear *Thanx to Cloud William for text and audio  ...