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  • Trump plays the victim card against Hispanic judge

    02/28/2016 12:26:54 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 105 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | February 28, 2016 | Michael Isikoff
    Donald Trump said today he may ask the federal judge overseeing an upcoming civil fraud trial involving the now defunct Trump University to recuse himself because he is Hispanic and is therefore biased against him due to his plan to build a wall to keep out immigrants from Mexico. Trump first raised the idea of filing a motion to recuse U.S. Judge Gonzalo Curiel during a campaign rally on Saturday in which, without mentioning him by name, the Republican candidate said the judge overseeing his case has shown “tremendous hostility” to him. “He’s Hispanic, which is fine,” Trump said. “Why...
  • Report: Simon & Schuster imprint rejected book about Bergdahl because it might hurt Obama

    08/13/2014 2:01:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 13, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Caller, you would think an eyewitness account of the disappearance of the last American POW in Afghanistan would be easy money for a publisher. But sometimes there are higher considerations. While the U.S. Army weighs whether to bring charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed earlier this year after spending nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, six of his former platoon mates are shopping proposals for a book and movie that would render their own harsh verdicts… “I’m not sure we can publish this book without the Right using it to their ends,”...
  • Michael Isikoff Exits NBC News

    04/15/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014 | John Nolte
    Michael Isikoff, the left-wing journalist most famous for getting scooped on The Story of the Decade by Matt Drudge, is exiting NBC News ... It was during his time with Newsweek that Isikoff became yet-another icon of a mainstream media more interested in protecting power than holding power accountable. In 1998, Isikoff had uncovered the affair between then-President Bill Clinton and a young intern named Monica Lewinski. Newsweek, however, refused to publish the story. So Drudge did -- not the story but the news that Newsweek was refusing to explode its own bombshell... -- and an era in New Media...
  • Justice case against alleged leaker collapses

    06/09/2011 9:01:52 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 11 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9 June 2011 | Michael Isikoff
    In a major blow to the Justice Department, one of its biggest leak prosecutions in years all but collapsed late Thursday when federal prosecutors withdrew all their felony charges against a former National Security Agency official accused of providing classified information to a journalist. Instead, under a plea deal reached with prosecutors, former NSA official Thomas Drake has agreed to plead guilty in federal court on Friday to a single misdemeanor count of "exceeding authorized use of a computer" -- a minor charge for which he will receive no jail time, a senior administration official told NBC. “This is close...
  • Watch Who You’re Calling a Liar (Panetta orders internal probe of secret spy program)

    07/09/2009 9:15:33 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 98 replies · 6,774+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 7-9-09 | Mark Hosenball, Michael Isikoff
    Panetta orders internal probe of secret spy program after some members of Congress say CIA misled them. ### CIA Director Leon Panetta has ordered an internal inquiry into the agency's handling of a contentious and still highly classified intelligence program that has caused a heated dispute between the CIA and Democrats on the House intelligence committee. The move by Panetta appears to be an implicit acknowledgment by the agency that it should have disclosed information about the post-9/11 secret program to Congress much earlier than it did. *snip* CIA and congressional officials have refused to describe the nature of the...
  • Dude, Where's My Torture Prosecutions?

    05/23/2009 7:06:13 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies · 639+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 23, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    There has been very little attention paid in the MSM to a meeting on Wednesday between President Obama and various leftwing "human rights" groups except for a brief mention at the CBS News Political Hotsheet. However, according to a detailed report provided by Newsweek's Michael Isikoff on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show, Obama has revealed that there won't be any prosecutions of Bush administration for so-called torture. Perhaps this was the reason for so little MSM coverage on this meeting. They don't want to disappoint their audience, many of whom are still holding out hope for such prosecutions. However, the leftwing...
  • After Attacking McCain for Them, Suddenly Newsweek Finds Lobbyists Are Just Fine After All

    12/18/2008 7:46:11 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 5 replies · 547+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 12/18/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    During the recently completed presidential campaign, Newsweek's Michael Isikoff was all excited over his "web exclusive" piece on staffers with the McCain campaign that had connections with past lobbying efforts. Back in those days Newsweek was all about the evils of those darn lobbyists. For their part, Obama supporters at the time ballyhooed the pledges that Barack Obama had made stating that his was going to be a kinder, gentler campaign, one that chased those evil lobbyists away. Phooey on those lobbyists, became the popular mantra. But, now that The One has made a successful and historic run for the...
  • Palin and Alaska's Muslim Population

    09/12/2008 8:22:20 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 57 replies · 263+ views
    Newsweek ^ | September 11, 2008 | Michael Isikoff
    Most Alaskans may seem excited about Gov. Sarah Palin’s selection as John McCain’s running mate. But there’s at least one group of her constituents that has had a more subdued reaction: the state’s Muslims. There are only about 2,000 to 3,000 Muslims in Alaska, and, while there are no mosques, Anchorage (which is home to most of the state's Muslims) does have an Islamic Community Center, located in a rented office in a strip mall, where members pray on Fridays. But Osama Obeida, the center’s vice president, said his group has never had any contacts at all with Alaska’s governor....
  • Newsweek's Isikoff on Matt Drudge: 'Much Less of a Factor than He Was Five Years Ago'

    04/24/2008 1:51:35 PM PDT · by Julia A. Seymour · 23 replies · 62+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | April 24, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    It’s been 10 years since the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke. But the way it broke changed the way the news cycle functioned and has had a profound impact on the business of media. In 1998, Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff leaked the Lewinsky story to Matt Drudge’s Drudge Report. The story took off from there, and the rest is history. But a decade later, Isikoff said he doesn’t think Drudge is the player he once was. “I’d say he is much less of a factor than he was five years ago,” Isikoff said. “I think he has lost a little bit of...
  • Melanie Phillips: Spook Wars (CIA lefties vs Dubya & co)

    05/23/2005 11:15:42 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 5 replies · 796+ views
    Melanie Phillips Diary ^ | May 23, 2005 | Melanie Phillips
    One of the many untold stories about the defence of the west, it seems to me, is the war within the west that has been waged by the CIA. Over and over again I hear accounts of the campaign of disinformation, lies and political point-scoring emanating from disaffected CIA operatives that has fuelled the anti-war movement. Indeed, the evidence has been all around us ever since the Iraq war started, as a steady stream of books and articles has gushed from an apparently endless line of former spooks, all placing the Bush administration in the worst possible light. There was...
  • Plamegate: 25 Lingering Questions

    02/07/2007 2:16:26 PM PST · by Fedora · 83 replies · 10,048+ views
    Original FReeper review of Michael Isikoff and David Corn, "Hubris" | 02/07/2007 | Fedora
    Plamegate: 25 Lingering QuestionsBy Fedora (The first four questions and answers below were previously posted as Was Plame Covert? A Review of Isikoff and Corn's Hubris.) I recently finished reviewing Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s Hubris (New York: Crown Publishers, 2006) to see what it adds to the current state of knowledge in the Plamegate investigation. Here I will present my findings in the form of a list of questions and answers focusing on loose ends and other points of interest in the case. I will list the questions first so that individual readers may more easily scroll down to...
  • Will Rove Testify?

    01/26/2007 9:27:34 PM PST · by woofie · 40 replies · 1,167+ views
    Drudge/Newsweek ^ | Jan 26, 2007 | Michael Isikoff
    The president's political guru—and counselor Dan Bartlett—have been subpoenaed by Scooter Libby's lawyers. What it means for the most-watched trial in Washington—and who's next on the witness stand. - White House anxiety is mounting over the prospect that top officials—including deputy chief of staff Karl Rove and counselor Dan Bartlett-may be forced to provide potentially awkward testimony in the perjury and obstruction trial of Lewis (Scooter) Libby. Both Rove and Bartlett have already received trial subpoenas from Libby’s defense lawyers, according to lawyers close to the case who asked not to be identified talking about sensitive matters. While that is...
  • Who Said What When (Robt. Novak)

    10/07/2006 11:22:24 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 79 replies · 2,148+ views
    WeeklyStandard ^ | 10-16-06 | Robert Novak
    The publication of Hubris is filled with irony for David Corn, Washington editor of the left-wing Nation magazine. He was present at the creation of the Valerie Plame "scandal," which the enemies of George W. Bush hoped could bring down a president. Nobody was more responsible for bloating this episode. Yet Corn is coauthor of a book that has had the effect of killing the story. Thanks to Corn's intrepid coauthor, Newsweek investigative reporter Michael Isikoff, Hubris definitively revealed then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage as my source that Joseph Wilson's wife, Valerie, worked for the CIA and suggested her...
  • Was Plame Covert? A Review of Isikoff and Corn's Hubris

    10/05/2006 9:46:41 PM PDT · by Fedora · 62 replies · 3,382+ views
    Original FReeper research | 10/5/2006 | Fedora
    Was Plame Covert? A Review of Isikoff and Corn's HubrisBy Fedora I recently finished reviewing Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s Hubris (New York: Crown Publishers, 2006) to see what it adds to the current state of knowledge in the Plamegate investigation. Here I will present my findings in the form of a list of questions and answers: 1. What did Valerie Wilson aka Valerie Plame do at CIA?According to Isikoff and Corn (12-13, 283-286), after Plame graduated from the CIA’s training program, she began working with the CIA Directorate of Operations’ European Division in the Cyrus/Greece/Turkey area in the late...
  • The Man Who Said Too Much (Newsweek and Isikoff busts Armitage)

    08/27/2006 12:41:01 AM PDT · by tlb · 149 replies · 3,797+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Aug. 27, 2006 | Michael Isikoff
    Sept. 4, 2006 issue - In the early morning of Oct. 1, 2003, Secretary of State Colin Powell received an urgent phone call from his No. 2 at the State Department. Richard Armitage was clearly agitated. As recounted in a new book, "Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War," Novak ...wrote, was a "senior administration official" who was "not a partisan gunslinger." Armitage was shaken. After reading the column, he knew immediately who the leaker was. On the phone with Powell that morning, Armitage was "in deep distress," says a source directly familiar...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 4/22 - 4/23 (not the live thread)

    04/22/2006 7:57:30 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 25 replies · 732+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 4/22/06 | Network and Cable News
    Sunday Shows for 3/23/06This main post is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.Fox News Sunday (Chris Wallace) Meme: Hoekstra & Harman both don't like Negroponte, hurrah, hurrah!Panetta and Duberstein both don't like Bush's men, hurrah, hurrah!And Gilbert Arenas plays online poker at halftime....???? (that's the best I can figure as to why he's on) Topics: Reps. Peter Hoekstra and Jane Harman on Iran's nuclear ambitionFormer Chiefs of Staff Leon Panetta and Ken Duberstein on White House shake-upWashington Wizards' star Gilbert...
  • Isikoff Strikes Again

    01/23/2006 11:44:43 AM PST · by johnqueuepublic · 24 replies · 1,161+ views ^ | January 23, 2006 | PipeLineNewsStaff
    Isikoff Strikes Again January 23, 2006 - San Francisco, CA - - Lying Mike Isikoff - of Quran flushing fame - is back again, this time writing in the January 30 issue of Newsweak about another "threat" that U.S. intelligence poses to U.S. civil liberties - "The Other Big Brother - The Pentagon has its own domestic spying program. Even its leaders say the outfit may have gone too far." Prissy Issy writes - "The demonstration seemed harmless enough. Late on a June afternoon in 2004, a motley group of about 10 peace activists showed up outside the...
  • NEWSWEEK: Matt Cooper's Source

    07/10/2005 12:12:27 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 275 replies · 17,890+ views
    Newsweek ^ | July 18 issue | Michael Isikoff
    It was 11:07 on a Friday morning, July 11, 2003, and Time magazine correspondent Matt Cooper was tapping out an e-mail to his bureau chief, Michael Duffy. "Subject: Rove/P&C," (for personal and confidential), Cooper began. "Spoke to Rove on double super secret background for about two mins before he went on vacation..." Cooper proceeded to spell out some guidance on a story that was beginning to roil Washington. He finished, "please don't source this to rove or even WH [White House]" and suggested another reporter check with the CIA. Last week, after Time turned over that e-mail, among other notes...
  • Newsweek Reporter Says He Dropped the Ball - (Isikoff on Charlie Rose show; gets in a jab at Bush!)

    05/23/2005 10:47:10 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 1,020+ views
    One of the two Newsweek journalists behind the retracted article alleging that interrogators at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay had desecrated the Quran said he had underestimated the impact of the report and dropped the ball by not properly corroborating his anonymous source. Michael Isikoff, addressing the furor in an interview broadcast Monday night on "The Charlie Rose Show," said that he regretted the possibility that his article, which has been blamed for violent protests in Muslim countries, may have enflamed rioters. "It was terrible what happened," he told Rose. He said that the reporters had provided the article...
  • Gergen: Unmask Newsweek Source

    05/23/2005 7:04:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 789+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/23/05 | NewsMax
    Newsweek magazine has announced that it will institute stricter guidelines on the use of unnamed sources after last week's retraction of a Quran-desecration story. But despite the tremendous uproar generated by the discredited story, the magazine says no staffers will lose their jobs. In a letter to readers in Newsweek's latest issue, chairman and editor in chief Richard M. Smith promises that "the cryptic phrase 'sources said' will never again be the sole attribution for a story in Newsweek." Two of the magazine's top editors will be assigned sole responsibility for approving the use of anonymous sources. "We got an...
  • Down the Toilet at Newsweek:Dungeon legend and the peril of anonymous sources(Russia started it!)

    05/22/2005 2:34:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 671+ views
    SLATE.MSN.COM ^ | MAY 16, 2005 | JACK SHAFER
    Newsweek floundered in journalistic purgatory over the weekend, unable to confirm or completely retract the "Periscope" item from its May 9 issue that incensed rioters in Afghanistan and Pakistan; 16 people died in the melees. I wonder why Newsweek wasn't more skeptical about Quran-desecration charges. Muslims so venerate the Quran that they are outraged if anyone touches one without first washing their hands, let alone put it into a dung-hole. Compare the ubiquity of the toilet story with other kinds of Quran desecration. In my Nexis sifting I found only a handful of examples from the last 25 years: A...
  • Lewsweek - (Rich Galen says Newsweek should reveal source of Koran flushing fiasco story)

    05/20/2005 5:59:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 605+ views
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | MAY 18, 2005 | RICH GALEN
    * There are a couple of issues which attend to this Newsweek thing. First, there is the First Amendment to the Constitution. For those of us who haven't actually read the First Amendment since 8th Grade Social Studies, here it is: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. * This is a pretty big bag of freedoms in one Amendment. Religion, speech,...
  • A Pox on Everybody

    05/20/2005 4:34:51 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 16 replies · 950+ views
    Townhall ^ | 5/19/05 | Jonah Goldberg
    This Newsweek thing has me disagreeing with everybody, even the people who say everybody's wrong. First, the obvious: Newsweek messed up. Nobody disputes that, not even Newsweek. That in itself makes the Newsweek episode very different from the CBS "memogate" scandal. CBS stonewalled, whitewashed and distorted as much as it could at every turn. Dan Rather is still agnostic about whether those memos were real, and his former producer, Mary Mapes, is sticking to her guns like a marooned Japanese soldier looking to shoot down planes years after the war's over. Beyond the fact that Newsweek messed up, opinions fly...
  • Faulty Sources Isikoff & MSM previously used: Karen Kwiatkowski & Patrick Lang

    05/19/2005 5:55:33 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 51 replies · 3,790+ views
    NRO and Iraq News ^ | 5-17-05 | Michael Rubin
    Two items: [1] From Laurie Mylroie's "Iraq News" Newsletter - Tue, 17 May 2005 20:03:39 -0400 Subject: Michael Rubin, Prior Isikoff Use of Faulty Source From the list of Michael Rubin, previously at DoD and now at AEI (May 17, 2005): This was not the first time Michael Isikoff has used faulty or fabricated sources. In reporting the myth that Doug Feith’s office created its own intelligence unit, he relied on Karen Kwiatkowski, who associated with the Lyndon LaRouche movement. Kwiatkowski said on tape that she was Isikoff’s chief source. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Report on the U.S....
  • SCHLUSSEL: Will the Real News Fabricator Please Stand Up?!

    05/19/2005 7:55:23 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 1 replies · 875+ views ^ | May 19, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Will the Real News Fabricator Please Stand Up? May 19, 2005 By Debbie Schlussel The Detroit News and its star reporter, David Shepardson, got caught with their pants down. They ran a fake story. But no-one noticed. No-one, except me—which lead to Detroit News Editor and Publisher Mark Silverman and his minions racing to hush the story and bury it, looking for some silent way to cover-up their very large, very exposed rears. They printed Shepardson’s phony story about a terrorist, and I exposed it, last week. Shepardson ran with it, without even a modicum of fact-checking (easily done with...
  • Reporter on Retracted Newsweek Article Put Monica on the Map - Newsweek reporter Michael Isikoff

    05/17/2005 3:50:42 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 67 replies · 1,286+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 17, 2005 | CHARLES McGRATH
    Investigative reporters come in a couple of varieties. There are the quiet, scholarly types who troll the archives and pore over documents. And there are the gumshoes, obsessive and indefatigable, who tend to dress like Columbo, never let go of a story and seldom see eye to eye with their editors. Michael Isikoff, the Newsweek reporter who together with John Barry, a national security correspondent for the magazine, wrote a brief article referring to desecration of the Koran by American guards at Guantánamo Bay, is a charter member of this second club. He is rumpled, relentless and even abrasive at...
  • The Reporter Who Put Monica on the Map

    05/17/2005 3:10:03 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 73 replies · 1,784+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 17, 2005 | By CHARLES McGRATH
    Investigative reporters come in a couple of varieties. There are the quiet, scholarly types who troll the archives and pore over documents. And there are the gumshoes, obsessive and indefatigable, who tend to dress like Columbo, never let go of a story and seldom see eye to eye with their editors. Michael Isikoff, the Newsweek reporter who together with John Barry, a national security correspondent for the magazine, wrote a brief article referring to desecration of the Koran by American guards at Guantánamo Bay, is a charter member of this second club. He is rumpled, relentless and even abrasive at...
  • Liberals: "We Can Do Anything As Long As We Say We're Sorry"-(Newsweek says,"OOPS" and it's OK?)

    05/15/2005 9:53:52 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 65 replies · 1,767+ views
    In front of a class of High School students, Harry Reid called President Bush a loser. Then, he said he was sorry. Then, he took his apology back. But, it was alright because he’d already given his sham regret. CBS broadcast a bogus story with bogus documents about President Bush’s Military service. When the fakery of the story was brought to light, CBS finally…sort of…apologized. Now, Newsweek has published an article about our military men and women flushing the Muslim Quran (or portions thereof) down a toilet, in order to intimidate Islamic prisoners. However, the story was and is false!...
  • The Toilets in Cuba Aren’t Better Than Ours - (new take on Newsweek's Gitmo Koran Flusing error)

    05/15/2005 8:23:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 60 replies · 1,391+ views
    Having read Michael Isikoff and John Berry’s May 9 th article in Newsweek magazine I was forced to come to a conclusion: Cuban toilets were much better than those in the United States. But, with Newsweek’s retraction of Isikoff and Barry’s ‘Quran flushing story’ it would appear that Kohler is safe, at least for now. You may ask me how I could have possibly come to the conclusion that Cuban toilet artisans were superior to their American counterparts, what with the travel ban to Cuba and all. My conclusion was based in common sense and deductive reasoning. In Isikoff and...
  • Liberal Lunatic of the Day - (Isikoff and Newsweek have blood on their hands)

    05/14/2005 11:00:15 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 679+ views
    LIBERAL LUNACY.NET ^ | MAY 14, 2005 | Staff
    Newsweek has blood on its hands. Sixteen Afghans have been killed and about 100 injured since violent anti-US protest erupted on Wednesday over a report in Newsweek magazine that U.S. military interrogators at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba may have desecrated the Koran. Newsweek reported in its May 9 edition that military investigators had confirmed allegations by FBI agents on detainee abuse, including an incident in which at least one Koran was thrown into a toilet. Video footage of angry bearded mullahs brandishing posters saying "death to America'' and "punish the culprits'' was shown today on the Pakistani television. The footage...
  • Pentagon Finds No Evidence Koran Was Defiled - (Rush quoted this column today on the air)

    05/13/2005 7:26:51 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 32 replies · 3,414+ views
    GOPUSA.COM ^ | MAY 13, 2005 | Patrick Goodenough
    Protests were planned across Pakistan Friday as Muslim anger over the alleged desecration of the Koran by the U.S. military spread outwards from Afghanistan, where at least seven people have been killed in violent clashes with security forces. The Pentagon said Thursday there is no evidence to support an allegation that a copy of the Islamic text had been flushed down a toilet "in an attempt to rattle suspects" held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba. The brief item, citing an unnamed source, was published in Newsweek magazine. General Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,...
  • Whistle-Blower Crackdown Spreads

    12/03/2004 12:21:08 AM PST · by paudio · 11 replies · 1,044+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 12/01/04 | Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball
    As many as 100 FBI agents, federal prosecutors and other department employees are likely to be asked—possibly as early as the next few weeks—to sign broadly worded statements waiving any confidentiality agreements they had with journalists about the anthrax case, Justice officials tell NEWSWEEK. The waiver statement was recently ordered by a federal judge at the urging of lawyers for bioterrorism expert Dr. Steven J. Hatfill, who has filed a lawsuit alleging that government officials leaked damaging personal information about him in an effort to connect him with the anthrax attacks.
  • Gore 1996 Airline Commission brought to the attention of the 9/11 family members (DC Chapter Report)

    04/14/2004 8:07:55 AM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 79 replies · 2,299+ views
    Kristinn | April 14, 2004 | Kristinn
    This morning before the start of the 9/11 Commission hearings, Kristinn went to the hearing room to meet with some of the 9/11 family members about the 1996 Gore Airline Safety Commission. He went down there this morning because the 9/11 Commission had not talked about the Gore Airline Safety Commission in public, and it needed to be brought to the attention of the families. He got down there about 8:30am. The hearing room only had a few dozen people in it, a far cry from the crowds that had been there last week for White House National Security Advisor...
  • Upset at Rebuke of BBC, Reporters Suggest Bush & Blair Resign

    02/04/2004 2:24:38 PM PST · by FlyLow · 12 replies · 230+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 2-4-04 | Brent Baker
    Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff suggested to Dennis Miller on Monday night that it’s “a little odd” that the finding that a BBC reporter “got something wrong,” in claiming British Prime Minister Tony Blair knew statements about WMD in Iraq were inaccurate, led to a situation in which “the head of the BBC has to resign as a consequence,” yet neither Blair or George Bush has resigned despite the consensus that they “were wrong” on WMD in Iraq. Karen Tumulty, Isikoff’s news magazine colleague at the competing Time magazine was equally eager to divert attention from the BBC’s biased reporting. Lord Hutton...
  • Two Time Journalists Hurt in U.S. Iraq Patrol

    12/11/2003 8:18:04 AM PST · by TexKat · 44 replies · 219+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/11/03
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two journalists with Time magazine were wounded, one seriously, when a hand grenade was thrown at U.S. forces they were accompanying in Baghdad, a U.S. military official said on Thursday. The official said the incident took place late on Wednesday as the journalists accompanied troops on a U.S. patrol in the Iraqi capital, where U.S. forces are struggling to restore security that collapsed after they invaded Iraq in March. He declined to name the journalists. "There were two journalists from Time magazine ...t hey were participating in a patrol in the First A.D. (Armored Division) area in...
  • Al Qaeda in America: The Enemy Within

    06/15/2003 5:47:04 AM PDT · by Hipixs · 5 replies · 249+ views
    MSNBC-Newsweek ^ | 6/23/03 | Evan Thomas
    How the terrorist organization is recruiting and planning strikes here in the U.S. June 23 issue — Khalid Shaikh Mohammed looked more like a loser in a T shirt than a modern-day Mephistopheles. But “KSM,” as he is always referred to in FBI documents, held the key to unlock the biggest mystery of the war on terror: is Al Qaeda operating inside America? THE ANSWER, ACCORDING TO KSM’s confessions and the intense U.S. investigation that followed, is yes. It is not known where the authorities took KSM after he was captured, looking paunchy and pouty, in a 3 a.m. raid...
  • The Secrets of September 11

    04/30/2003 8:58:09 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 20 replies · 161+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 4/20/2003 | Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball
    Even as White House political aides plot a 2004 campaign plan designed to capitalize on the emotions and issues raised by the September 11 terror attacks, administration officials are waging a behind-the-scenes battle to restrict public disclosure of key events relating to the attacks. AT THE CENTER of the dispute is a more-than-800-page secret report prepared by a joint congressional inquiry detailing the intelligence and law-enforcement failures that preceded the attacks—including provocative, if unheeded warnings, given President Bush and his top advisers during the summer of 2001. ...That issue is now being refought in the context over the full report....
  • A Legal Counterattack (Saudis and 9-11)

    04/16/2003 6:06:56 PM PDT · by CoolGuyVic · 9 replies · 185+ views
    MSNBC/Newsweek ^ | 4/16/03 | Michael Isikoff & Mark Hosenball
    A Legal Counterattack THE OPENING DEFENSE SALVO in what promises to be a bruising legal battle was fired last week when a trio of lawyers from Baker & Botts, a prestigious Dallas-based law firm, filed a motion on behalf of Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, the Saudi defense minister. The motion attacked the 9-11 lawsuit as a “broadside indictment of Saudi government, religion and culture.” It also argued that, as the third-ranking official of a foreign government, their client is immune from any U.S. legal action and that he should therefore be dismissed from the case altogether. But in laying...

    11/23/2002 1:23:42 AM PST · by kattracks · 21 replies · 247+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/23/02 | NILES LATHEM
    <p>November 23, 2002 -- WASHINGTON - The FBI is looking into whether the Saudi government - using the bank account of the wife of its ambassador to the United States - sent thousands of dollars to two Saudi students who helped two Sept. 11 hijackers, it was reported yesterday.</p>