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  • The Chamber of Commerce is only the latest target of the Chicago Gang in the White House.

    10/23/2009 12:25:37 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 13 replies · 743+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 22, 2009 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSE
    When Barack Obama promised to deliver "a new kind of politics" to Washington, most folk didn't picture Rahm Emanuel with a baseball bat...What is a little novel is the public and bare-knuckle way in which the Obama team is waging these campaigns...In recent weeks the Windy City gang added a new name to their list of societal offenders: the Chamber of Commerce. For the cheek of disagreeing with Democrats on climate and financial regulation, it was reported the Oval Office will neuter the business lobby. Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett warned CEOs they'd be wise to seek better protection. That was...
  • ABC's Charles Gibson on Cindy Sheehan's War Protest: 'Enough Already'

    08/20/2009 10:35:44 AM PDT · by Justaham · 28 replies · 1,730+ views ^ | 8-20-09 | Noel Sheppard
    When George W. Bush was President, ABC and Charles Gibson, like most media members, couldn't get enough of anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan. Now that Barack Obama is in the White House, the host of "World News Tonight" is no longer interested in Sheehan, even telling WLS radio in Chicago, "Enough already." I guess she served her purpose as reported by the Washington Examiner's Byron York Thurday: In an appearance August 18 on WLS radio in Chicago, ABC News anchor Charles Gibson was asked about anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan's plans to travel to Martha's Vineyard next week, where she will protest...
  • Unreal: MSNBC edits clip of man with gun at Obama rally to support racism narrative

    08/19/2009 5:25:31 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 52 replies · 4,579+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 19, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I missed this yesterday at Newsbusters but Treacher, rightly aghast, tipped me to it this afternoon. Never will you see a starker example of MSNBC getting away with the sort of deception for which Fox News would be pilloried, especially in the context of race. If you missed Monday’s post about this, go watch the footage (or look at this photo) and see if you can deduce why they wouldn’t want to show the guy with the rifle from the neck up during this particular segment. For all the well-deserved heat that MSNBC’s primetime line-up has taken for its demagoguery...
  • CNN’s Campbell Brown Disses Fox and MSNBC

    07/22/2009 7:40:23 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 7 replies · 455+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 22, 2009 | Don Irvine
    In an interview last week with Julie Menin CNN anchor Campbell Brown said that the network is the only one doing journalism when compared to Fox and MSNBC. From TVNewser CNN's Campbell Brown sat down late last week with Julie Menin. And right out of the gate, Brown explained what sets CNN apart from its competitors. "CNN is the only one who's still doing journalism," said Brown, anchor of CNN's 8pmET program. "I don't mean that as a criticism of what the other guys are doing, it's just...we're comparing apples and oranges. Fox has made a choice to go in...
  • Honduras Slides Toward Greater Instability (AP/YAHOO Bullhockey)

    07/06/2009 7:23:59 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 18 replies · 827+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/06/2009 | YahooNews
    ...snip....TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Already volatile Honduras slid toward greater instability after soldiers blocked an airport runway to keep ousted President Manuel Zelaya from returning, and protests that had remained largely peaceful yielded their first death. ...snip...Critics feared Zelaya might try to extend his rule and cement presidential power in ways similar to what his ally Chavez has done in Venezuela — though Zelaya denied that. But instead of prosecuting him or trying to defeat him at the ballot box, masked soldiers flew the president out of the country at gunpoint, and Congress installed Micheletti in his place. ...snip..."This is a...
  • ABC SLANDER - News Report says "Neda" Video was "Staged"

    06/23/2009 11:22:13 AM PDT · by tonyome · 103 replies · 4,964+ views
    I heard ABC News report on the radio at 2:00 PM today that made me sick. They had "sources" that stated that the "Neda" video of her being shot and dying on the street "was definitely not from an Iranian security force" and "appeared to be staged to get international attention". I guess I can't be too surprised. The liberals at ABC News are running propoganda broadcasts for Obama, so why not for the Iranian dictators? Besides, that fight for freedom in Iran is none of our business. ABC and the rest of the American left need to squelch it...
  • Report: Carter escapes assassination attempt on visit to Gaza

    06/16/2009 9:21:08 AM PDT · by mojito · 87 replies · 3,058+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/16/2009 | Staff
    Palestinian sources reported Tuesday that former US president Jimmy Carter was the target of a thwarted assassination attempt, according to Israel Radio. Reportedly, there was a cluster of explosive devices stashed near a road he was scheduled to travel during a visit to the Gaza Strip.
  • Abu Ghraib abuse photos 'show rape'

    05/28/2009 8:29:52 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 88 replies · 7,026+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 28 May 2009 | Duncan Gardham and Paul Cruickshank
    At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner while another is said to show a male translator raping a male detainee. Further photographs are said to depict sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube.
  • Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty - fauxtography at it again...

    05/05/2009 10:14:58 AM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 16 replies · 951+ views
    guardian ^ | today | epluribus_2
  • U.S. says recession fueling right-wing extremism

    04/14/2009 12:34:16 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 87 replies · 2,161+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/14/09 | Jane Sutton
    MIAMI (Reuters) - Right-wing extremists in the United States are gaining new recruits by exploiting fears about the economy and the election of the first black U.S. president, the Department of Homeland Security warned in a report to law enforcement officials. The April 7 report, which Reuters and other news media obtained Tuesday, said such fears were driving a resurgence in "recruitment and radicalization activity" by white supremacist groups, antigovernment extremists and militia movements. It did not identify any by name. DHS had no specific information about pending violence and said threats had so far been "largely rhetorical." But it...
  • American badly hurt in clash with Israeli military

    03/13/2009 11:36:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 110 replies · 3,357+ views
    Indianapolis Examiner ^ | 3-13-09 | Amy Teibel
    JERUSALEM (Map, News) - An American demonstrator was critically wounded Friday in a clash between protesters and Israeli troops over Israel's West Bank separation barrier. Peace activists with the International Solidarity Movement said Tristan Anderson, of the Oakland, Calif., area, was struck in the head with a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops. The military and the Tel Aviv hospital where Anderson was taken had no details on how he was hurt. "He's in critical condition, anesthetized and on a ventilator and undergoing imaging tests," said Orly Levi, a spokeswoman at the Tel Hashomer hospital. She described Anderson's condition...
  • Climate of Fear Spreads In California Mosques

    03/03/2009 9:32:27 AM PST · by AJKauf · 21 replies · 1,168+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 2 | Aaron Hanscom
    Charitable contributions at Southern California mosques are down by as much as 30% to 50% over the last few years. Blame the climate of fear. That’s what Rafe Husain, a board member for the Islamic Center of Corona Norco, is doing. “People feel tense and uncomfortable,” Husain is quoted as saying in a recent Los Angeles Times article. Just another story about the woeful recession we currently find ourselves in? Mosque-goers are feeling jittery about their dwindling 401k accounts and have decided to fork over less money to the needy? Not quite. What’s got some L.A.-area Muslims in a cold...
  • Newsweek Map Labels Israel as 'Palestinian Territory'

    03/03/2009 7:23:36 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 37 replies · 1,870+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | March 3, 2009 - 10:00 ET | Warner Todd Huston
    I don't know if Newsweek is as eager to be rid of Israel as "The State of Islam" is these days or not, but on its interactive online map of the mid east, the news mag is featuring a map of Israel labeled as "Palestinian Territory." Once you click over to the Newsweek map, holding the mouse over the tiny red shape north of Egypt will bring up a popup map showing Israel clearly labeled as "PalestinianTerritory." Here is a screen shot of the current map on Newsweek's site:
  • Newsweek Unveils Newest Cover

    03/02/2009 11:40:19 AM PST · by Baladas · 52 replies · 1,942+ views
    970 WFLA ^ | March 2, 2009 | staff
    In the March 9, 2009 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, March 2), "Radical Islam is A Fact of Life. How To Live With it" Fareed Zakaria makes the case for why the West needs to adopt a more sophisticated strategy toward Radical Islam. Plus: Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman discuss the country's future in their first foreign media interview since winning in the recent election. Lastly: A review of the latest comic book inspired movie, "Watchmen."
  • Iran Gets Hollywood Propaganda Help

    03/02/2009 6:53:27 AM PST · by holy joe · 3 replies · 414+ views
    Newsmax ^ | March 2, 2009 | James Hirsen
    Some Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences folks recently went over to Iran to lend their expertise in filmmaking. “I can confirm that a group of Academy members . . . are currently in Iran” on a “completely private initiative for educational and creative exchange and with no political agenda,” Academy Communications Director Leslie Unger told the AFP. According to Unger, the Tinseltown travelers include actresses Annette Bening and Alfre Woodard, screenwriter and film director Frank Pierson (writer of “Dog Day Afternoon,” producer William Horberg (“Cold Mountain”) and former Universal Pictures Chairman Tom Pollock. The team supposedly went to...
  • That “Loaded Word” (NYT Pleads: "Stop calling Terrorists Terrorists")

    02/26/2009 11:06:07 AM PST · by mojito · 31 replies · 1,223+ views
    Commentary ^ | 2/26/2009 | Eric Trager
    In his latest “Memo from Cairo,” New York Times correspondent Michael Slackman virtually begs the Obama administration to avoid using the word “terrorist” in reference to Hamas and Hezbollah. According to Slackman... calling these groups “terrorists” turns off the Arab world, in which people view Israel as the “real terrorist,” whereas Hamas and Hezbollah are just “trying to liberate their countries.” In turn, intimates Slackman, using a “loaded word” like “terrorist” when describing Hamas or Hezbollah makes peace impossible. Let’s leave aside for a moment that Slackman has managed to pass off his own view on the mind-numbingly dull one-man’s-terrorist-is-another-man’s-freedom-fighter...
  • Officials: Pentagon OKs media photos of war dead

    02/26/2009 9:56:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies · 1,494+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | February 26, 2009 | By PAULINE JELINEK and ANNE GEARAN
    WASHINGTON – News organizations will be allowed to photograph the homecomings of America's war dead under a new Pentagon policy, defense and congressional officials said Thursday. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has decided to allow photos of flag-draped caskets at Dover Air Force Base, Del., if the families of the fallen troops agree, the officials told The Associated Press. Gates planned to announce his decision later Thursday, they said. The current ban was put in place in 1991 by President George H.W. Bush. At least two Democratic senators have called on President Barack Obama to let news photographers attend ceremonies at...
  • Exclusive: Lawyer says Guantanamo abuse worse since Obama

    02/25/2009 7:56:09 AM PST · by xtinct · 7 replies · 662+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/25/09 | Luke Baker
    Abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has worsened sharply since President Barack Obama took office as prison guards "get their kicks in" before the camp is closed, according to a lawyer who represents detainees. Abuses began to pick up in December after Obama was elected, human rights lawyer Ahmed Ghappour told Reuters. He cited beatings, the dislocation of limbs, spraying of pepper spray into closed cells, applying pepper spray to toilet paper and over-forcefeeding detainees who are on hunger strike. The Pentagon said on Monday that it had received renewed reports of prisoner abuse during a recent review of conditions...
  • BBC staff protest failure to air pro-Palestinian video

    02/21/2009 1:49:46 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 1 replies · 409+ views
    The Intellectual Redneck ^ | February 21, 2009 | The Intellectual Redneck
    BBC staff protest failure to air pro-Palestinian video Many have wondered if the BBC had a pro-Palestinian bias in their reporting. This has now been confirmed. Over 400 of their staff have signed a protest petition because they failed to air a video that the corporation deemed to be too biased in favor of Palestinians. That must have been one very biased news video. Hat tip to Axis of Right.
  • AP confirms Hamas terrorists fired from UN school

    01/20/2009 4:03:04 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies · 989+ views
    APobama/UKGuardian ^ | January 7th | Meryl Yourish
    The AP buried the information after the fifth paragraph, where it would not get picked up by tomorrow’s World News sections in your local newspaper, but they have independent confirmation that Hamas terrorists were firing from the UN school that got hit by Israeli tank fire yesterday. Israel’s military said its shelling at the school - the deadliest single episode since Israeli ground forces invaded Gaza on Saturday after a week of air bombardment - was a response to mortar fire from within the school and said Hamas militants were using civilians as cover. Two residents of the area who...