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  • Just what we expected: backpedaling the Congressional win

    11/06/2014 5:41:28 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/06/14 | A. Dru Kristenev
    The new 114th Congress must be dogged by their constituents to follow-through with the demands of the People whom they were elected to serve. Half measures won't do. Election night wasn’t even over before the pundits began piecemealing the republican win into acceptable bite-size legislation that the new Congress should pass to avoid rocking the boat. What is wrong with this analysis? Fact—Americans are fed-up with the dismal economic performance resulting from President Obama’s failed shovel-ready and handout policies. (Stimulus, Cash for Clunkers, welfare reform’s reform, HARP, etc.) Fact—The country is appalled by the crippling increase of their health insurance...
  • Health officials struggle to control the media narrative about Ebola

    10/12/2014 7:03:43 AM PDT · by Innovative · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 12, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    The Obama administration is battling for control of the media narrative about Ebola as conditions worsen in West Africa and fears of an outbreak mount in the United States. Health officials insist the virus will be contained and stress the potential for infection is remote. While Ebola is frightening, says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden, health officials "know how to stop it."
  • The Obama Dallas Immigration Visit – Curious Case of Obama’s “Faith Leaders”

    07/20/2014 8:58:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies
    On July 9th 2014 President Obama made a visit to Dallas Texas for two reasons.   The first reason was fundraising, the second reason was to meet with Governor Rick Perry and “Faith Leaders” to discuss the border crisis....The impression intended would be that President Obama just met with a bunch of religious organizational heads, perhaps priests, pastors and ministers.  Along with “faith based” advocates who are helping to deal with the immediate needs of the illegal aliens, unaccompanied minors, and the larger “border crisis”.You would be wrong.To avoid my calling our President of The United States a liar, I will instead say President Obama is being...
  • Are Sandyhook disbelievers barred from FR ?

    02/08/2013 8:28:52 AM PST · by knarf · 142 replies
    various and youtube ^ | February 8, 2013 | knarf, various youtube
    I looked and saw no crazy threads disbelieving Sandyhook
  • Emails reveal Justice Dept. regularly enlists Media Matters to spin press

    09/18/2012 5:12:15 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/18/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Internal Department of Justice emails obtained by The Daily Caller show Attorney General Eric Holder’s communications staff has collaborated with the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in an attempt to quell news stories about scandals plaguing Holder and America’s top law enforcement agency. Dozens of pages of emails between DOJ Office of Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Media Matters staffers show Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, working with Media Matters to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals. TheDC obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Emails sent in September and November 2010 show Schmaler...
  • Despite Media Hype, No Bounce for Obama in Swing States

    09/10/2012 5:03:10 PM PDT · by bronxville · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 09-10-2012 | William Bigelow
    Whatever bounce Obama got was in the blue states. In the swing states, it’s still way too close to call. Today’s Rasmussen poll results show that in the eleven swing states, including Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin, which total 145 electoral votes, it’s Obama 46% and Romney 45%. In 2008, Obama won these states 53% to 46%. So how does the MSM try to spin the evidence so Obama looks like he’s unbeatable? Let’s look at Ohio, for example. Politico reported (using uncredited sources, of course), that Ohio is lost for...
  • The Syrian opposition: who's doing the talking? ,scrutinising backgrounds and political connections

    07/17/2012 10:36:54 AM PDT · by opentalk · 6 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | July 12, 2012 | Charlie Skelton
    The media have been too passive when it comes to Syrian opposition sources, without scrutinising their backgrounds and their political connections. Time for a closer look … A nightmare is unfolding across Syria, in the homes of al-Heffa and the streets of Houla. And we all know how the story ends: with thousands of soldiers and civilians killed, towns and families destroyed, and President Assad beaten to death in a ditch. This is the story of the Syrian war, but there is another story to be told. A tale less bloody, but nevertheless important. This is a story about the...
  • Gingrich's Main Backer Plays Two Angles (Report: Adelson after Rick)

    02/14/2012 5:07:46 PM PST · by VinL · 141 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2-14-12 | Mundy
    Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, by far the biggest financial backer of Newt Gingrich's presidential bid, is preparing to open his wallet again. But this time, the casino magnate appears to have more than one agenda. In a bit of political chess, Mr. Adelson is ready to not only directly support the former House speaker in the Republican primary, but to use his cash to push Rick Santorum from his position atop the latest national polls, according to people to have discussed the matter with Mr. Adelson. Enlarge Image ADELSON ADELSON Las Vegas Review-Journal/Associated Press Sheldon Adelson, shown with his wife, Miriam,...
  • Texas College GOP Leader: Obama Assassination ‘Tempting’

    11/16/2011 5:49:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    ABC ^ | Nov 16, 2011 | Gregory J. Krieg
    Hours after Pennsylvania State Police arrested a 21-year-old Idaho man for allegedly firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House, the top student official for the College Republicans at the University of Texas tweeted that the idea of assassinating President Obama was “tempting.” At 2:29 p.m. ET, UT’s Lauren E. Pierce wrote: “Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.” Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at UT Austin, told ABC News the comment was a “joke” and that the “whole...
  • Syria crisis: Iran's Ahmadinejad criticises killings

    10/22/2011 10:13:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | Saturday, October 22, 2011 | BBC
    In his most outspoken comments yet, Mr Ahmadinejad told CNN: "Nobody has the right to kill others, neither the government nor its opponents." He said Iran would encourage all sides to reach an understanding, but warned the US not to intervene in Syria. Syria has close ties with Iran, which suppressed its own protests in 2009. Iran has also put down or prevented about a dozen protests since the wave of anti-government uprisings in the Middle East began earlier this year...
  • Obama Falsely Claims Audience Booed Gay Soldier at Fundraiser

    10/02/2011 11:57:11 AM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Septembr 25, 2011 | Dana Loesch
    Even after it was thoroughly debunked, Obama mentioned it anyway to drum up dollars at his ritzy $35,800 per plate Facebook fundraiser tonight. Jake Tapper and Ed Henry live-Tweeted the speech... An individual, via those in attendance, hollered at the health care story and the audience rebuked them. Two men booed the gotcha question posed by a gay soldier and they were so strongly rebuked for booing that the audience’s hisses and shushes overpowered the volume of the rude men’s outburst. I’d say that the President “grossly misstated” the true nature of these incidents, but that would be inaccurate. It...
  • L.A. Times: The real Ronald Reagan may not meet today's GOP standards

    09/07/2011 7:13:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/07/2011 | Mark Z. Barabak
    When the Republican presidential hopefuls gather to debate Wednesday night in Simi Valley, one thing seems certain: Lavish tribute will be paid to Ronald Reagan. That is fitting: The event is being held at Reagan's presidential library and burial ground, high on a bluff overlooking the Santa Susana Mountains. It's also smart politics. Reagan has become a sainted figure within the GOP who, not incidentally, is the most successful and popular of the party's modern presidents. But the Reagan reverie will doubtless overlook much of the Reagan reality. As president, the conservative icon approved several tax increases to deal with...
  • Rick Perry: Middle Income Americans Don't Pay Enough Income Taxes [leftist spin, ie, lie]

    08/22/2011 8:50:31 PM PDT · by Graneros · 200 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/18/2011 | Len Burman
    I’ve been blissfully off the grid for the past few days, cycling in Western New York. (Allegany State Park is absolutely gorgeous. Made me be glad to be paying taxes in New York State.) I could forget about the debt ceiling fiasco, 9 percent unemployment, the tea party, runaway health spending, global warming, the NBA lockout… But back in the real world, I learn from newly minted GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry what’s wrong with America—that middle income Americans don’t pay enough taxes. Really. We’re dismayed at the injustice that nearly half of all Americans don’t even pay any income...
  • AP Claims Bush Tax Cuts Caused National Debt to Grow by $1.6 Trillion

    07/18/2011 1:34:06 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Newbussters.org ^ | July 17, 2011 | 15:43 | Tom Blumer |
    In an unbylined update of the latest developments in the budget-tax-spending-debt ceiling discussions in Washington this morning, the Associated Press committed several blunders in attempting to explain what's going on and how we got to where we are. First and foremost was its list identifying "contributors" to the $8.5 trillion growth in the national debt since 2001. Here's the AP's you-can't make-this-up, Comedy Central-worthy list of debt contributors: Q: How did the debt grow from $5.8 trillion in 2001 to its current $14.3 trillion? A: The biggest contributors to the nearly $9 trillion increase over a decade were: - 2001...
  • When Tragedy Strikes: America's Ministry of Misinformation Goes Full Stride Against The Right

    01/11/2011 1:54:32 PM PST · by Barry Secrest · 5 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 011011 | Barry Secrest
    Amidst all of this carnage were conflicting reports of the lone gunman, Jared Lee Loughner, and consternatingly, his "seeming" political affiliations. The Associated Press Spin In fact, when reports first came out from the Mainstream Media, the initial buzz seemed pinned to the fact that Loughner, who actually survived his mass killing spree, was ex-military and an anti-Government Tea Party "radical," which quickly proved to be totally wrong despite continuing attempts to imply those same connections throughout the night and into the early morning hours. For example, in an article from the Associated Press, Reporters Terry Tang, Amanda Lee Myers...
  • Boehner: I'll Drop Tax Cut for Rich If I Have To [reality check at post 121]

    09/12/2010 8:24:10 AM PDT · by roses of sharon · 239 replies · 1+ views
    (CBS) The leading Republican in the House, and a vocal proponent of allowing an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans, including the wealthiest 3% of earners, objected to charges by President Obama that Republicans are holding tax breaks for the bottom 97% of earners hostage unless the wealthiest also get an extension. In a pre-taped interview to appear on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner said that, if approving a bill to extend breaks for middle class income Americans were "the only option," he would support it. The Congressional Budget Office has...
  • State of alert throughout Israel. "Brink of war or new Intifada"

    05/31/2010 5:54:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 108 replies · 3,051+ views
    Asia News ^ | 5/31/2010
    Jerusalem (AsiaNews) - Israeli police and security forces have raised a state of alert across the country after the attack on a group of ships off the coast of Gaza, leading to at least 19 dead and dozens injured (see Israel attacks ships carrying aid to Gaza. At least 10 dead). An Israeli policeman tells AsiaNews that "We are on the brink of war or a new Intifada."Here and there in Israel, particularly in Nazareth, there are demonstrations against the attack on the ships carrying humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, forcing the Israeli blockade on the Strip....
  • The Republicans Underestimate Their Strength

    11/04/2009 5:35:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies · 1,018+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 11/4/2009 | Peter Ferrara
    In last year's campaign, the one true thing Obama said to his critics was, "The political ground is changing under your feet." But what is not sufficiently recognized is that is going on again, right now, in the opposite direction. That is what yesterday's elections showed. And what yesterday's political earthquake revealed about the landscape is that the biggest miscalculation going on right now is that the Republicans underestimate their own strength. As a result, they may fail to take maximum advantage of the political tsunami that is coming in 2010, just building to what is to come in 2012....
  • Obama confident staff clear in Ill. gov scandal

    12/11/2008 8:42:07 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 38 replies · 1,129+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/11/08 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT
    CHICAGO – President-elect Barack Obama said Thursday that he's confident no member of his staff was involved in discussing deals for his Senate seat with disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Obama also said once again that he had no discussions about the seat he is vacating with the Democratic governor, who was arrested by federal agents this week in connection with an alleged corruption scheme. "I was as appalled and disappointed as anyone," Obama said at a news conference called to announce a series of new appointments to the administration he is setting up. "I have never spoken to the...
  • Ex-Radical Talks of Education and Justice, Not Obama

    10/27/2008 4:32:09 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 9 replies · 480+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 27, 2008 | COLIN MOYNIHAN
    ...as pundits and partisans have debated the significance of his relationship with Senator Barack Obama, William Ayers has avoided the limelight, steering clear of political commentary and public pronouncements. But on Sunday afternoon, Mr. Ayers, 63, a founder of the 1960s-era radical group the Weather Underground, a former fugitive, former Chicago Citizen of the Year and current professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, appeared without fanfare at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, in Chelsea, to participate in a symposium on educational justice. snip... The two men have been described as friendly, but not close. snip...the WNYC radio...
  • Boy, 10, Dies After Mimicking Hussein's Execution

    01/04/2007 7:49:26 AM PST · by eastforker · 76 replies · 1,403+ views
    click2houston ^ | 1/4/07 | click2houston.com
    - Police and family members said a 10-year-old boy who died by hanging himself from a bunk bed was apparently mimicking the execution of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Sergio Pelico was found dead Sunday in his apartment bedroom, said Webster police Lt. Tom Claunch. Pelico's mother told police he had previously watched a news report on Saddam's death. "It appears to be accidental," Claunch said. "Our gut reaction is that he was experimenting."
  • Perry believes non Christians doomed (w/o Jesus they are)

    11/06/2006 9:13:21 AM PST · by No Blue States · 389 replies · 4,574+ views
    Dallas morning News ^ | Nov 6th, 2006 | Christy Hoppe
    "If you live your life and don't confess your sins to God almighty through the authority of Christ and his blood, I'm going to say this very plainly, you're going straight to hell with a nonstop ticket," Mr. Hagee said during a service interspersed with religious and patriotic videos. Asked afterward at a political rally whether he agreed with Mr. Hagee, the governor said he didn't hear anything that he would take exception to. He (Perry) said that he believes in the inerrancy of the Bible and that those who don't accept Jesus as their savior will go to hell.A...
  • MSNBC Desperate Spin: Kerry remarks not on troops' radar

    11/02/2006 7:32:14 AM PST · by Tirian · 80 replies · 2,310+ views
    MSNBC ^ | November 2, 2006 | Richard Engel
    The linked page (entitled "Kerry apologizes to troops after ‘botched joke’") has a link to a video report with the reassuring title "Kerry remarks not on troops' radar". On the video, serious faced reporter Engel wants us all to know that the troops didn't even mention the Kerry gaffe during a busy day at work ...
  • Evangelical support for Iraq war slipping (Spin: "The latest bad domestic news")

    10/26/2006 8:14:55 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 18 replies · 556+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 26, 2006 | Ed Stoddard
    DALLAS, Oct 26 (Reuters) - A new poll shows support for the war in Iraq is slipping among white evangelical Protestants, previously a key pillar of support for President George W. Bush's conduct of the conflict. The poll is the latest bad domestic news for Bush and the Republicans about Iraq with just 12 days to go to congressional elections in which the Democrats are widely expected to capture control of the House of Representatives. Conducted by the PEW Research Center, it found that 58 percent of white evangelical Protestants surveyed felt the United States made the right decision in...
  • When being anti-Israel is anti-Semitic

    04/05/2006 6:18:18 AM PDT · by Actuality · 5 replies · 498+ views
    When being anti-Israel is anti-Semitic Bernard Pinsky There has been much discussion and finger pointing about criticism of Israel, its actions and its policies, and Israel's defenders' claims that much of the criticism is based on anti-Semitism. Critics of Israel say they cannot speak out for fear of being labeled anti-Semitic. Defenders of Israel are concerned that anti-Semitism is the basis for the criticism in many cases. It is therefore important to know when in fact anti-Israel rhetoric is founded in, results from or itself creates anti-Semitism. 1. When the media prints every allegation against Israel, no matter how...
  • Rumsfeld says "potential exists for Iraq civil war" OR "Rejects Reports of Iraq Civil War"

    03/07/2006 10:30:47 AM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 6 replies · 347+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Mar 7, 2006 12:41 PM ET | Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Tuesday there has always been a risk Iraq could slip into a civil war but he accused the news media of exaggerating the severity of the current situation. "I do not believe they're in a civil war today," Rumsfeld told a Pentagon briefing. "There's always been a potential for a civil war. That country was held together through a repressive regime that put hundreds of thousands of human beings into mass graves." "It was held together not by a constitution, not by a piece of paper, not by respect for your...
  • Sunnis Appear to Fall Short in Iraq Vote (Negative media spin?)

    10/16/2005 9:38:59 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 27 replies · 751+ views
    Yahoo News - Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2005 | LEE KEATH,
    Iraq's landmark constitution seemed assured of passage Sunday after initial results showed minority Sunni Arabs had fallen short in an effort to veto it at the polls. The apparent acceptance was a major step in the attempt to establish a democratic government that could lead to the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Opponents failed to secure the necessary two-thirds "no" vote in any three of Iraqi's 18 provinces, according to counts that local officials provided to The Associated Press. In the crucial central provinces with mixed ethnic and religious populations, enough Shiites and Kurds voted to stymie the Sunni bid to...
  • Al Qaeda in Iraq says Zawahri letter is fake: Web

    10/13/2005 12:23:16 PM PDT · by SIRTRIS · 31 replies · 1,047+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | Thu Oct 13,12:08 PM ET | Reuters
    Al Qaeda in Iraq says Zawahri letter is fake: Web DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's wing in Iraq on Thursday rejected as a fabrication a letter by top group leader Ayman al-Zawahri which was issued by U.S. officials this week, according to an Internet posting. "We in Al Qaeda Organization announce that there is no truth to these claims, which are only based on the imagination of the politicians of the Black (White) House and their slaves," the group said in a statement posted on an Islamist Web site. According to the letter, released this week by U.S. intelligence officials,...
  • U.S. Accused of Making Up al-Qaida Letter

    10/13/2005 2:54:18 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 25 replies · 1,060+ views
    ABC News ^ | Oct 13, 2005 | Unattributed
    A posting on an Islamic Web site Thursday accused the United States of fabricating a letter in which al-Qaida's No. 2 leader asked for money and laid out the terrorist group's plans for expanding the insurgency in the Middle East. "We in al-Qaida declare that there is no truth to these claims, and they are baseless, except in the imagination of the politicians of the Black (White) House," according to the statement on a Web site known as a clearing house for al-Qaida material. The statement was signed Abu Maysara, who claims to be spokesman for al-Qaida in Iraq. It...
  • Pentagon wants new spying powers in US

    10/11/2005 2:12:04 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 6 replies · 696+ views
    Pentagon says it won't spy on 'innocent' Americans, but critics say past record shows this is false. Claiming it needs greater latitude for the war on terror, the US Senate Intelligence Committee has approved a request from the Pentagon for the right to "covertly" gather intelligence on US citizens in order to determine whether they can recruit them as informants, without telling them that they are doing so on behalf of the US government. Reuters reported Friday that the Pentagon said the measure, which is aimed at the Muslim community in the US, could help them fight insurgencies in Iraq...
  • Tin Soldier An American Vigilante In Afghanistan,Using the Press for Profit and Glory

    05/25/2005 5:46:04 AM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies · 2,028+ views
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | Jan/Feb 2005 | Mariah Blake
    Tin SoldierAn American Vigilante In Afghanistan, Using the Press for Profit and Glory By Mariah Blake In April 2004, a former U.S. Special Forces soldier named Jonathan Keith Idema started shopping a sizzling story to the media. He claimed terrorists in Afghanistan planned to use bomb-laden taxicabs to kill key U.S. and Afghan officials, and that he himself intended to thwart the attack. Shortly thereafter, he headed to Afghanistan, where he spent the next two months conducting a series of raids with his team, which he called Task Force Saber 7. By late June, he claimed to have captured the...
  • Fights, arrests mar King Day parade(Dallas-juvenile thugs injure officer-strangely written article)

    01/17/2005 5:13:23 PM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 10 replies · 788+ views
    Dallas Morning interpretive News ^ | 1/17/05 | Rebecca Lopez
    Thousands of people came to downtown Dallas Monday celebrate the life of a man who preached about peace....Some say Dr. King would have been disappointed about what happened at the parade in his honor. Several juveniles were arrested after disrupting the end of the parade and fighting. A police officer was injured trying to break up the fights...
  • The Political Spin On Jobs, Wealth

    09/08/2004 3:13:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies · 457+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | September 8, 2004
    There are two pictures of the national economy being reported this Labor Day weekend, one dark and one bright. Some of the reports are daunting: President Bush has lost more jobs than any president since the Great Depression. The wealthiest Americans are hogging more of the nation's income. Are the rich really eating more and more of the pie? Some numbers do support that. One wire service report stated that ``the wealthiest 20 percent of households in 1973 accounted for 44 percent of total U.S. income,'' and ``their share jumped to 50 percent in 2002.'' The numbers are from the...
  • New Zogby Poll: Kerry Favored Over Bush 47%-43%

    08/15/2004 12:26:18 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 72 replies · 5,131+ views
    Zogby ^ | 8/15/04
    Released: August 15, 2004 Kerry Favored Over Bush 47%-43% In Multi-Candidate Race; Voters With Passports Give Kerry 58%-35% Edge; Candidates in Dead Heat Among Investors; New Zogby America Poll Reveals Massachusetts Senator John Kerry is favored over President George W. Bush (47%-43%) among likely voters when Ralph Nader, Libertarian, Constitution and Green Party presidential candidates are factored into the 2004 presidential race, according to a new Zogby America poll. The telephone poll of 1011 likely voters was conducted Thursday through Saturday (August 12-14, 2004). Overall results have a margin of sampling error of +/-3.1. Presidential Candidates % Aug12-14 Democrat -John...
  • Swift Boat Veterans For Truth's Rising Tide

    08/09/2004 10:36:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies · 1,714+ views
    The Washington Dispatch ^ | August 9, 2004 | CK Rairden
    ..........The Kerry examination began over the weekend, not by the old media, but by the Internet world of blogs. Over the weekend many have dug up a particularly interesting tidbit on exactly where John Kerry spent his Christmas in 1968. Did he go accidentally into Cambodia? Kerry says he did. Did he spend his Christmas only “close to the Cambodian border?" Kerry says he did. From the AP’s John Diamond in 1992... Navy Lt. John Kerry knew he had no business steering his Mekong River patrol boat across the border into Cambodia, but orders were orders. From the Boston Globe’s...
  • Filmmaker uncovers shocking Palestinian 'myths'

    07/14/2004 9:28:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 3,181+ views
    WND ^ | July 14, 2004 | WND
    When Pierre Rehov saw images of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy being shot, it altered the course of his life. The film producer was stunned to learn Israel had been accused of targeting young Mohammed al-Dura, whose gripping death in the arms of his father was an image broadcast around the world. Indeed, the graphic images of the boy dying in his father Jamal's arms, supposedly murdered by Israeli soldiers, became the icon of the newly launched intifada and fueled the ambitions of a thousand young, would-be suicide bombers. "I was in shock," Rehov said in a recent magazine interview. "In...
  • ACTION ALERT: Fox News Spins 9/11 Commission Report

    06/23/2004 10:28:03 AM PDT · by albertp · 14 replies · 402+ views
    FAIR Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting ^ | June 22, 2004 | FAIR Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting
    FAIR Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting 112 W. 27th Street New York, NY 10001 ACTION ALERT: Fox News Spins 9/11 Commission Report June 22, 2004 The Bush administration's long-running attempts to link Iraq and Al Qaeda were dealt a serious blow when the September 11 commission's June 16 interim report indicated that there did not appear to be a "collaborative relationship" between Iraq and Osama bin Laden, and that there was no evidence that Iraq was involved in the September 11 attacks. But if you were watching the Fox News Channel, you saw something very different, as the conservative cable...
  • Media Blatantly Distorts Iraq-Al Qaeda Link

    06/21/2004 12:56:56 AM PDT · by kcvl · 4 replies · 225+ views
    Media Blatantly Distorts Iraq-Al Qaeda Link By Bobby Eberle June 21, 2004 The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States published a number of staff reports this past week which describe the unfolding of events leading up to and during the fateful day of September 11, 2001. One such report provides background on the rise of Usama bin Laden and al Qaeda, the terror network known to be responsible for the 9-11 attacks. Among the many conclusions drawn by the 9-11 Commission staff was a particular statement regarding Iraq and al Qaeda which the media has spun into...
  • Bush Takes Issue With 9/11 Panel Findings

    06/19/2004 11:32:53 AM PDT · by unspun · 31 replies · 572+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 6/18/2004 | Deb Riechmann
    White House - AP Bush Takes Issue With 9/11 Panel Findings Fri Jun 18, 9:46 AM ET Add White House - AP to My Yahoo! By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON - Disputing the findings of the commission investigating the Sept. 11 terror attacks, President Bush (news - web sites) continues to insist there was a link between Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) and al-Qaida. AP Photo (AP Video) Latest headlines: · US Strikes 'Al Qaeda Safe House' in Iraq, 22 DeadReuters - 8 minutes ago · U.S. Senators in Iraq Call for More Aid AP - 49 minutes...
  • Bush-Cheney '04 Morning Reads, May 24th -- 162 Days Until Election!

    05/24/2004 7:05:28 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 11 replies · 246+ views
    Bush-Cheney '04 ^ | May 24th, 2004 | Bush-Cheney '04/Various
    Bush-Cheney '04 Morning Reads, May 24th -- 162 Days until Election! In today’s Reads – the Boston papers flood the zone on Kerry’s plan use the Democrats’ nominating convention to do anything but accept the nomination. Plus, a must-read Michael Barone piece on the growing gap between media spin and the reality on the ground on Iraq. Morning Reads: Will the Real John Kerry Please Stand Up? Reading John Kerry's hometown newspapers this morning, one gets a clear sense that Boston residents are less than appreciative of their junior Senator's latest ploy to delay his nomination several weeks beyond...
  • The Real Threat in Iraq

    04/15/2004 2:31:16 PM PDT · by rocksblues · 10 replies · 164+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 04/15/04 | Notra Trulock
    The liberal media jumped on the horrific massacre of U.S. civilians in Fallujah to cast doubt on official assessments of the continuing threat in Iraq. The New York Times' John Burns wrote on April 1 that the attacks undermined the U.S. military claims that "Islamic militants, including foreigners, rather than Iraqi supporters of Saddam Hussein, are increasingly behind terrorist attacks." Burns is a highly respected foreign correspondent who criticized the performance of the media in covering up Saddam Hussein's atrocities before the Iraqi war. But his recent report on the Fallujah massacre seems a distortion of what American officials are...
  • No Serbs involved in drowning: UNMIK

    03/18/2004 3:15:44 AM PST · by Mel70 · 6 replies · 1,155+ views
    B92 news via Beta ^ | 3/18/04 | B92 news via Beta
    NO SERBS INVOLVED IN DROWNING: UNMIK PRISTINA -- Wednesday – UNMIK spokesman Derek Chappell said tonight that the survivor of yesterday’s Ibar River drowning has told his parents that he and three friends entered the river alone and were immediately caught up in the heavy current. The boy managed to reach the opposite bank of the river, but his three companions were swept away. The incident happened at about 4.30 p.m. and police began a search of the river about an hour and a half later. Two bodies have been found so far. Today’s violent incidents around Kosovo were sparked...
  • It's Only Fair to Hate Bush.

    09/29/2003 3:56:51 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 32 replies · 161+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 9-29-03 | johnny7
    The Hating of the Presidents.By Cathy Young, 9/29/2003In the acidly witty 1999 movie "The Election," a meek-mannered high school civics teacher becomes consumed with his hatred of an obnoxiously perfectionist, overachieving student -- to such an extent that he decides to sabotage her campaign for student body president. When I first saw the film, I wondered if it was meant, to some extent, as a clever metaphor for many Republicans' Clinton obsession, which went far beyond normal political opposition.Now, the much-discussed phenomenon of "Clintonophobia" has a parallel on the other side of the political spectrum. A lot of the criticism...
  • Just the facts. Media needs to stop the spin against Israel in coverage of Middle East

    08/23/2003 8:01:28 PM PDT · by Valin · 8 replies · 156+ views
    The Boca Raton News ^ | 8/24/03 | Neal Heller
    Headline in Friday’s Sun-Sentinel: “HAMAS, JIHAD END CEASEFIRE.” Gee, Ya think? The story, written by James Bennet of The New York Times states in the first paragraph that Hamas and Islamic Jihad abandoned their decision to suspend attacks against Israelis, after Israel killed a top leader of Hamas on a busy street in Gaza City. This is an absolutely amazing slant on what has actually taken place over the past few weeks in the Middle East while a supposed ceasefire was being adhered to by Israel and their so-called peace partners, the Palestinians. The sad part is that most of...
  • Iraqi Trailers Said to Make Hydrogen, Not Biological Arms

    08/09/2003 5:36:27 AM PDT · by Palm_OScar · 84 replies · 2,702+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 9, 2003 | DOUGLAS JEHL
    ASHINGTON, Aug. 8 — Engineering experts from the Defense Intelligence Agency have come to believe that the most likely use for two mysterious trailers found in Iraq was to produce hydrogen for weather balloons rather than to make biological weapons, government officials say. The classified findings by a majority of the engineering experts differ from the view put forward in a white paper made public on May 28 by the C.I.A. and the Defense Intelligence Agency, which said that the trailers were for making biological weapons. That report had dismissed as a "cover story" claims by senior Iraqi scientists that...
  • WHO LIED TO WHOM? (The Original Seymour Hersh Article About Uranium and Niger That Started It All!)

    07/14/2003 9:57:21 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 103 replies · 6,911+ views
    The New Yorker ^ | March 31, 2003 | Seymour M. Hersh
    WHO LIED TO WHOM? by SEYMOUR M. HERSH Why did the Administration endorse a forgery about Iraq's nuclear program?Issue of 2003-03-31Posted 2003-03-24 Last September 24th, as Congress prepared to vote on the resolution authorizing President George W. Bush to wage war in Iraq, a group of senior intelligence officials, including George Tenet, the Director of Central Intelligence, briefed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Iraq's weapons capability. It was an important presentation for the Bush Administration. Some Democrats were publicly questioning the President's claim that Iraq still possessed weapons of mass destruction which posed an immediate threat to the...
  • Dems, Republicans Close in Fund Raising (The AP spins like mad for the RATS!)

    06/30/2003 4:53:20 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 8 replies · 146+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | June 30, 2003 | Sharon Theimer
    Dems, Republicans Close in Fund Raising 1 hour, 29 minutes agoBy SHARON THEIMER, Associated Press Writer The Senate's majority Republicans have a slight edge over their Democratic counterparts in early campaign cash, raising about $14.1 million in the first half of the year compared to about $10.6 million for the Democrats. The picture was far different for the parties' national committees. The Republican National Committee (news - web sites) raised nearly three times as much as its Democratic rival. The RNC took in about $54.8 million so far this year, while the Democratic National Committee (news - web sites) raised...
  • The al-Shahaf Show: Iraq's Minister of Misinformation

    04/09/2003 3:35:14 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 187+ views
    AOL News | Wednesday, April 9, 2003 | Associated Press/Reuters
    The television pictures of U.S. tanks in Baghdad seemed undeniable, but Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's spokesman denied them anyway - with his usual flair for insult. ``There is no presence of American infidels in the city of Baghdad,'' Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf asserted outside Baghdad's Palestine Hotel on Monday. "The infidels are committing suicide by the hundreds on the gates of Baghdad," he told reporters gathered on the roof of the Information Ministry. "As our leader Saddam Hussein said, 'God is grilling their stomachs in hell.' " Undeterred by the black smoke billowing behind him over central Baghdad, and the sound...
  • Pentagon defends its war strategy: US troops inch toward capital as bombs drop [Globe Alert]

    03/31/2003 5:44:43 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 16 replies · 297+ views
    Boston Globe Online ^ | March 31, 2003 | Anne Barnard and Anne E. Kornblut, Globe Staff,
    <p>CAMP SAYLIYAH, Qatar -- Facing mounting skepticism about their strategy in Iraq, senior Pentagon officials launched the fiercest defense yet of their decision to send in limited ground forces, dismissing reports yesterday of discord between US political and military officials over how to prosecute the war.</p>
  • Media Distorts Simon's Stand on Gay Issue

    09/05/2002 1:07:25 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 7 replies · 341+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/5/02 | Limbacher
    Ignoring California's Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon's top campaign aide Sal Russo's statement that he, and not his boss, sent a completed questionnaire to a gay political group, the State's liberal media is attacking Simon for allegedly caving in to pressure by that terrible conservative "religious right" and changing his position on so-called "gay rights." Simon told reporters that he neither saw nor signed a controversial survey on gay issues that has become the latest problem for his troubled campaign and blamed his staff for sending it out without his knowledge, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. "A lot of...