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  • Washington Post's Milbank: GOP Won't Go After Sebelius Because She's White

    04/11/2014 5:31:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 37 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4.11.2014 | Elisha Krauss
    Milbank implied to Al Sharpton that the GOP has not politically targeted HHS Secretary Sebelius because she is white During a segment on Thursday's Politics Nation with Al Sharpton, frequent guest Dana Milbank insinuated that the GOP only has issues with Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama because the GOP is racist. During a segment with Sharpton and MSNBC's Karen Finney about Kathleen Sebelius resigning, Milbank wondered why the Republicans on the Hill do not target her more considering she was the one who implemented Obamacare. Milbank stated, “ ... so let's compare Holder to Kathleen Sebelius, who...
  • Dana Milbank's Hack Journalism

    12/17/2013 1:54:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 17, 2013 | Peter Flaherty
    Yesterday, I confronted outgoing General Motors CEO Dan Akerson, the speaker at a National Press Club luncheon. At a press conference beforehand, and through the first question at the conclusion of his remarks, I requested that GM repay taxpayers the $10 billion in direct GM bailout costs. Akerson's refusal dominated much of the media coverage of the event. This was clearly not the story line that Akerson intended. In short, we happily stepped all over his message that the bailout is a success and that GM is back. The USA Today/Detroit Free Press story is headlined. "GM's CEO rejects repaying...
  • Liberal media spin Benghazi scandal to protect Team Obama

    05/09/2013 11:56:58 AM PDT · by haffast · 13 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 09, 2013 | Dan Gainor
    In the real world, when you cover up four murders after the fact, you likely go to jail. In government, you retire with dignity and run for president with full media support. Up until yesterday, that was the Benghazi scenario following the death of four Americans including our ambassador to Libya. The Obama administration has lied, stonewalled, bullied, and intimidated – the true marks of an open and transparent administration. And, with a few notable exceptions, the American media haven’t just let them get away it. Heck, they’ve helped. Hill testimony of State Department whistleblowers might change that, but it’s...
  • Charm has its limits

    03/12/2013 11:05:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    wapo ^ | 3/11/13 | Dana Milbank
    It’s week two of the president’s charm offensive, and already there is dissension in the ranks. Jay Carney, the occasionally charming spokesman for the newly charming president, began his daily media briefing Monday with a smile, a sunny disposition and a bit of percussion on the lectern. Bum-ba-da-bum-bum, he drummed with his hands. “Happy Monday!” began Carney, wearing a festive yellow tie and striking a casual pose. “Good afternoon. Thanks for being here for your White House briefing. Spring is here early.” But it was not long before the White House press secretary was back in his winter of discontent....
  • Dana Milbank: Future Scholars Will Be Shocked By Number of F-bombs Dropped By This White House

    03/10/2013 11:09:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Dana Milbank: Future Scholars Will Be Shocked By Number of F-bombs Dropped By This White House By Noel Sheppard Created 03/10/2013 - 1:45pm The Washington Post's Dana Milbank made an interesting observation Sunday about the vulgarity prominent in the current presidential administration. Appearing on CNN's Reliable Sources, Milbank said, "The number of F-bombs being dropped by this White House, scholars are going to look in the national archives in 20 or 30 years and they're going to be shocked by the language that was coming out of this place" (video follows with transcript and commentary): HOWARD KURTZ, HOST: Is there...
  • The tea party is helping Democrats

    10/19/2012 11:30:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 19, 2012 | by Dana Milbank
    There are those who say that the tea party is fading in influence, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the movement is on the cusp of achieving what once seemed nearly impossible: keeping the Senate Democratic. A year ago, famed political handicapper Charlie Cook gave Republicans a 60 percent to 70 percent likelihood of capturing control of the Senate; now, he tells me the likelihood of it remaining Democratic is 60 percent. The switch in fortunes can be attributed to many causes — a slate of lackluster Republican candidates high among them — but one thing...
  • Harry Reid’s latest broadside

    08/06/2012 6:12:25 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/6/12 | Dana Milbank
    For once, Harry Reid held his tongue. The Senate majority leader had agreed to participate in a conference call Monday afternoon with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar about renewable energy, but it was obvious that the questions would instead be about Reid’s own windiness, and his decision to go nuclear on Mitt Romney last week by suggesting that the Republican presidential candidate didn’t pay taxes for 10 years. The call’s moderator tried to direct reporters away from Reid’s constantly replenishing verbal energy, saying that the “media are asked to focus their questions on today’s announcement only.” Yet even that was too...
  • Milbank: Why Newt Gingrich won't last (He's not a conservative)

    11/17/2011 9:44:38 AM PST · by Signalman · 60 replies
    Ventura County Star ^ | 11/17/2011 | Dana Milbank
    <p>I'm afraid I can't get too excited about the Newt Gingrich boomlet.</p> <p>The field general of the Revolution of 1994 is suddenly out in front of the Republican presidential primary polls, but I can't help thinking that he will soon go the way of Rick Perry and Herman Cain.</p>
  • A Machiavellian model for Obama

    11/06/2011 5:50:27 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 4, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    Chris Matthews, the voluble host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” has written a compelling blueprint for President Obama’s reelection. But it doesn’t mention the current president. Matthews’s new book, “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero,” adds another volume to the already groaning shelf of Kennedy biographies, but this one, happily, isn’t just about Camelot or conspiracies. It’s also about the Machiavellian Kennedy, the political street fighter who with his brother encouraged opponents to believe they were “dangerous enemies” who preferred to be feared rather than loved. “Bobby was the one who’d gained the reputation for ruthlessness,” Matthews writes, “but Jack could be pitiless.”............ “They...
  • Never Forget the Power of the Mass Media to Distort Reality

    06/20/2011 7:02:42 PM PDT · by llandres · 2 replies
    pajamasmedia ^ | June 20,2011 | Barry Rubin
    There is no lack of antisemites today. But it is very hard to talk about the identity of the vast majority of them. Indeed, Yale University has just revamped its institute on antisemitism, apparently because it spent too much time talking about the overwhelming problem with antisemitism today–Islamic and especially Islamist antisemitism. In other words, the real antisemites are whitewashed, while those fighting antisemitism are called antisemites. The supporters of Israel are called enemies of Israel by those who themselves are generally enemies of Israel. The truth is the exact opposite of what Milbank wrote. Beck is the leading purveyor...
  • Assume the Position, Representative Bachmann

    06/14/2011 2:47:27 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 06/14/2011 | John Hayward
    You can tell Michele Bachmann had a great debut at the Republican primary debate in New Hampshire last night, because swarms of liberal writers are breaking off from their pursuit of Sarah Palin’s tour bus to dive-bomb her. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post decided to headline a basically complimentary assessment of Bachmann’s debate performance as “Bachmann assumes the position.” He was riffing on CNN moderator John King’s instruction for the candidates to assume their positions at the lectern, which he turned into a rather tortured metaphor for the entire debate. (Milbank was watching a different debate than the rest...
  • Too smart for politics?

    04/30/2011 5:01:55 AM PDT · by Scanian · 35 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 30, 2011 | Editorial
    Even for DC's worshipful press corps, Washington Post scribe Dana Mil bank's latest column was a doozy. Hoping to explain why the president appears to be an indecisive waffler, Milbank whelped this whopper: Obama's too smart for his own good. That's a new one. But is it true -- is Obama too bright to be president? Milbank consulted his tea leaves -- and a few social scientists -- to help diagnose Obama's malady: Genius in the extreme! "I put Obama on the couch," Milbank wrote, "and came away with a reasonably coherent diagnosis: There's too much going on in the...
  • Dana Milbank: How I survived my Palin-free February

    03/01/2011 12:23:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    I admit there were doubts in those early days about whether I could make it through all of February without invoking her name. The tremors and sweats were manageable. But I couldn't overcome an abiding terror: What if Sarah Palin announced her presidential bid, right in the middle of my self-imposed, month-long moratorium? The turning point came when I watched Fox News on Feb. 11. A banner flashed on the screen: "FOX NEWS ALERT." Dramatic music played. Stuart Varney, in for Neil Cavuto, delivered the bulletin: "Sarah Palin has issued a tweet." This was news? It was then that I...
  • Arianna Huffington's ideological transformation

    02/09/2011 9:42:50 AM PST · by Oratam · 30 replies
    The Washinton Post ^ | February 9, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    Did Arianna Huffington just sell out her fellow progressives? In the literal sense, she undoubtedly has: The sale of Huffington Post to AOL for $315 million (including a large pile of cash going to Huffington herself) means this powerful liberal voice is formally joining the "corporate media" its writers have long disparaged
  • Sarah's online army: Warriors 'Going Rogue' vs Milbank's Palin Feb. blackout

    01/31/2011 9:04:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 31, 2011 | Devonia Smith
    Tonight, January 31, 2011, only hours away from a media boycott, or blackout of Sarah Palin -- pledged and proposed for all mainstream media by Dana Milbank -- Sarah Palin's volunteer internet army, of nearly 30 major online Palin blogs, is organized and ready to fight back. They are going on offense, launching their own full cyber-throated effort to make certain that Dana Milbank FAILS and Sarah Palin OWNS February. Organized, with their keyboards poised for a "shock and awe" battle against the proposed liberal Palin black-out, social media warriors intend to push stories about Palin every day for the...
  • Surprise! Dana Milbank's Own Newspaper Crosses the Palin Picket Line

    02/01/2011 11:09:07 AM PST · by onyx · 41 replies
    Cubachi ^ | Tuesday, February 01, 2011 | Cubachi
    A couple of weeks ago Washington Post clown Dana Milbank, in a desperate bid for attention, pleaded with his fellow moonbats to cool it with their Sarah Palin obsession and to avoid reporting on her for the month of February. Well, that lasted less than nine hours. At his own newspaper. Milbank really has some clout, huh? Needless to say, the bulk of the comments are the typical, rehashed anti-Palin screeds. Imagine my surprise. Meanwhile, MSNBC today offers you the Sarah Palin Guide to Style. Apparently they're trying to be funny.She's no Michelle Obama when it comes to style,...
  • Washington Post Organizes News Boycott of Sarah Palin; Starts Twitter Campaign Against GOP Star

    01/22/2011 6:05:07 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 132 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 1/22/11 | Kristinn Taylor; Andrea Shea King
    The Washington Post is engaging in online political activism by encouraging its readers to boycott news coverage of Sarah Palin. The Post has picked up the call initiated this morning by Post columnist Dana Milbank, adding a Twitter link on the column page. The link generates a message to be sent from a Twitter member’s page that reads, “I’m making February a Palin-free month. Will you join me?” The Post added the Twitter link to Milbank’s column this afternoon, several hours after running and pulling a Washington Post online poll about boycotting Sarah Palin news coverage. The poll initially accompanied...
  • Glenn Beck: Reading Between The Coded Lines

    10/11/2010 5:43:06 PM PDT · by dalight · 55 replies
    NPR ^ | October 10, 2010 | NPR Staff
    In the book Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Tea Bagging of America, Milbank says that line is a veiled reference to an obscure Mormon prophecy that Latter-day Saints will rescue the country from certain doom. It's known as the White Horse Prophecy.Barlow, the Utah State professor, agrees that Beck's use of "hanging by a thread" is likely not coincidental. But is he trying to deliver a secret coded message to his followers that an uprising is nigh? Barlow says Beck is making conservative arguments by "drawing on this element that runs through Mormon consciousness."
  • MEMO TO DANA MILBANK: You're a head behind the facts on Arizona border decapitations

    07/10/2010 10:48:01 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7/9/2010 | Mark Tapscott
    Curious, I contacted Lowell and asked him if he was willing to talk to Milbank. Here's what Lowell said: "I would be happy to talk to Dana Milbank and, in fact, I would like to invite him to a picnic. We could walk a mile or so up Peck Canyon from the Atascosa Ranch headquarters past where the body was found, which is being autopsied to the place where five (or more) innocent Mexicans (who claim they had broken only a few Federal laws) were fired on about two weeks ago by gentlemen in black camo shooting AK 47’s, he...
  • Obama's disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit

    04/14/2010 3:56:01 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 25 replies · 1,094+ views
    www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/14/10 | Dana Milbank
    World leaders arriving in Washington for President Obama's Nuclear Security Summit must have felt for a moment that they had instead been transported to Soviet-era Moscow. They entered a capital that had become a military encampment, with camo-wearing military police in Humvees and enough Army vehicles to make it look like a May Day parade on New York Avenue, where a bicyclist was killed Monday by a National Guard truck. In the middle of it all was Obama -- occupant of an office once informally known as "leader of the free world" -- putting on a clinic for some of...
  • Obama's disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit

    04/13/2010 6:01:57 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 34 replies · 1,635+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday April 13, 2010 | Dana Milbank
    World leaders arriving in Washington for President Obama's Nuclear Security Summit must have felt for a moment that they had instead been transported to Soviet-era Moscow. They entered a capital that had become a military encampment, with camo-wearing military police in Humvees and enough Army vehicles to make it look like a May Day parade on New York Avenue, where a bicyclist was killed Monday by a National Guard truck. In the middle of it all was Obama -- occupant of an office once informally known as "leader of the free world" -- putting on a clinic for some of...
  • Obama's disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit

    04/13/2010 12:56:20 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies · 2,045+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 14, 2010 | Dana Milbank
    World leaders arriving in Washington for President Obama's Nuclear Security Summit must have felt for a moment that they had instead been transported to Soviet-era Moscow. They entered a capital that had become a military encampment, with camo-wearing military police in Humvees and enough Army vehicles to make it look like a May Day parade on New York Avenue, where a bicyclist was killed Monday by a National Guard truck. In the middle of it all was Obama -- occupant of an office once informally known as "leader of the free world" -- putting on a clinic for some of...
  • Obama's disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit

    04/13/2010 3:22:34 PM PDT · by upstanding · 27 replies · 1,340+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/14/2010 | Dana Milbank
    World leaders arriving in Washington for President Obama's Nuclear Security Summit must have felt for a moment that they had instead been transported to Soviet-era Moscow. They entered a capital that had become a military encampment, with camo-wearing military police in Humvees and enough Army vehicles to make it look like a May Day parade on New York Avenue, where a bicyclist was killed Monday by a National Guard truck. In the middle of it all was Obama -- occupant of an office once informally known as "leader of the free world" -- putting on a clinic for some of...
  • A Knife in Obama’s Back?

    03/03/2010 8:18:51 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 1,475+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 3, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    A Knife in Obama’s Back?Maybe Rahm Emanuel is guilty of disloyalty, but he might be the only thing keeping Obama tethered to the reality-based community.  The president is surrounded by acolytes of the Cult of Obama. They consider him to be a “transformational figure” who need not sully himself with the usual rules of politics. The president agrees, rejecting suggestions that he recalibrate his Olympian ambitions. That’s not me saying that, nor one of my knuckle-dragging, baby-eating right-wing brethren. It’s Dana Milbank, the liberal Washington Post writer widely seen by most conservatives as Maureen Dowd in drag. Milbank wrote a...
  • Professor Obama schools lawmakers on health-care reform

    02/25/2010 7:51:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 2,148+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2010 | Dana Milbank
    Republicans had been hesitant to accept President Obama's invitation to participate in Thursday's White House health-care summit. Their hesitance turned out to be justified. An equal number of Democratic and Republican lawmakers assembled around a table at Blair House, and each had a chance to speak during the seven-hour televised talkathon. But members of the opposition party may not have fully understood that they were stepping into Prof. Obama's classroom, and that they were to be treated like his undisciplined pupils. Obama controlled the microphone and the clock, and he used both skillfully to limit the Republicans' time, to rebut...
  • Next Choler, Please (Dana Milbanks's awe at online nutcases)

    04/19/2009 1:08:12 AM PDT · by tlb · 24 replies · 1,442+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 19, 2009 | Dana Milbank
    On Tuesday, I learned that I am a right-wing hack. I am not a journalist. I am a Republican flack. On Thursday, I realized that I am a media pimp with my lips on Obama's butt. I discovered all this from the helpful feedback provided to me in the "reader comments". The vitriol of last year's presidential campaign has outlasted the election. For the right, this isn't terribly surprising; their guys lost the White House in 2008 and control of both chambers of Congress in 2006, so lashing out in frustration is to be expected. The left, however, is more...
  • Next Choler, Please (Milbank on the Road to Damascus)

    04/18/2009 9:56:00 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 3 replies · 420+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 19, 2009 | Dana Milbank
    Dear Reader: I wish to apologize to you for my behavior last week. On Tuesday, I learned that I am a right-wing hack. I am not a journalist. I am typical of the right wing. I am why newspapers are going broke. I write garbage. I am angry with Barack Obama. I misquote Obama. I am bitter. I am a certified idiot. I am lame. I am a Republican flack. On Thursday, I realized that I am a media pimp with my lips on Obama's butt. I am a bleeding-heart liberal who wants nothing more than for the right to...
  • Obama’s Communist “Poet” Friend

    06/03/2008 8:06:27 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 10 replies · 111+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 6-3-08 | Bill Steigerwald
    So, asked Washington Post star political reporter Dana Milbank, are you saying Barack Obama “is a communist”? Milbank was – by default – the most charismatic member of the mainstream media in attendance at America’s Survival, Inc.’s provocative press conference on May 22 in Washington, D.C. But he had not come to the basement of Ebenezer Coffee House to report fairly on the right-wing group’s media event. He came to mock it.
  • A Punchy President Meets the Press [milbank alert]

    03/22/2006 2:42:48 PM PST · by mathprof · 62 replies · 1,369+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3/22/06 | dana milbank
    President Bush had a senior moment midway through his news conference yesterday. Referring to an earlier question from the Los Angeles Times' Jim Gerstenzang, who has covered much of Bush's presidency, Bush looked at the veteran correspondent -- and forgot his name. "Back, to, uh, this man's question right here," he said, and then he looked down at his seating chart for a refresher before adding: "This man being Jim." "Sorry, Jim," the president said after everybody had a chuckle at his expense. "I got a lot on my mind these days." That he does. Bush's presidency is in trouble,...
  • Crossing the Line on a Cable Show? (WaPo ombudsman comments on Milbank's hunting outfit on MSNBC)

    02/19/2006 5:19:40 AM PST · by frankjr · 40 replies · 1,424+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2/19/06 | Deborah Howell
    Dana Milbank can be controversial with readers. The Post reporter has his fans -- and I can be one of them -- but I think his appearance on MSNBC last week was a mistake in judgment. Milbank wore hunting gear -- an orange stocking cap and striped vest and gloves -- on Keith Olbermann's show Monday night and made several meant-to-be-humorous remarks about Vice President Cheney's hunting accident. Here's an example from the transcript: Olbermann: And will there be more hunting trips? I mean, would you actually go hunting with the vice president at this point, even dressed the way...
  • US hawk labelled a chicken over Iraq

    11/18/2005 7:31:54 AM PST · by Pikamax · 45 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washington Post, via SMH ^ | 11/19/05 | Dana Milbank
    <p>In his 37 years in the military, John Murtha won two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. As a Democratic congressman for the past 31 years, he has been a fierce hawk, championing the US role in conflicts in Central America and the Persian Gulf.</p>
  • Alito Fits Mold Of Classic Nerd

    11/03/2005 5:56:05 AM PST · by BooksForTheRight.com · 33 replies · 903+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | Nov 3, 2005 | Dana Milbank
    The Senate is witnessing a real-life revenge of the nerd.
  • Yes, Virginia, There Really Are Communists, Just Not That Many

    08/31/2005 6:52:17 PM PDT · by OESY · 34 replies · 1,094+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | August 31, 2005 | Ed Morrissey
    Dana Milbank and Alan Cooperman do a pretty good job of making John J. Tierney look like an alarmist nut based on their report of his presentation at the Heritage Foundation yesterday. His upcoming book apparently researches the funding and momentum behind the burgeoning anti-war protest industry and finds a lot of evidence that it primarily consists of unreconstructed communists. The Washington Post report of the event has Tierney painting a pretty broad brush on this score, however, and starts out by using what it believes to be a killer emotional rebuttal: Cindy Sheehan: anti-American communist? That was the accusation...
  • NYP: SMILING AT ANTI-SEMITISM - Democrats, you've got a problem

    06/23/2005 5:49:26 AM PDT · by OESY · 21 replies · 1,663+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 23, 2005 | Eris Fettmann
    Several leading Democrats have spent the past few days furiously back tracking from an outrageous — and thoroughly under-reported — demonstration of blatant anti-Semitism that manifested itself last week at a congressional quasi-hearing... what the Washington Post's Dana Milbank appropriately described as a "mock impeachment inquiry." ...Democrats... declared the so-called Downing Street Memos to be the unassailable "smoking gun" proving that President Bush lied the nation into war. Among the hand-picked "witnesses" was Ray McGovern, the former CIA analyst who has embarked on a new career denouncing the administration and, apparently, buying into every conspiracy theory the loony Left has...
  • Democrats Play House To Rally Against War

    06/18/2005 7:28:46 AM PDT · by TennTuxedo · 35 replies · 1,059+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Jnne 17, 2005 | Dana Milbank
    In the Capitol basement yesterday, long-suffering House Democrats took a trip to the land of make-believe. They pretended a small conference room was the Judiciary Committee hearing room, draping white linens over folding tables to make them look like witness tables and bringing in cardboard name tags and extra flags to make the whole thing look official. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) banged a large wooden gavel and got the other lawmakers to call him "Mr. Chairman." He liked that so much that he started calling himself "the chairman" and spouted other chairmanly phrases, such as "unanimous consent" and "without...
  • Bush's Missing WMD 'Joke': Is the Media Still Laughing?(haughty piece)

    06/18/2005 12:54:50 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 11 replies · 850+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 06/18/05 | Greg Mitchell
    Bush's Missing WMD 'Joke': Is the Media Still Laughing? A brief comment at a forum in Washington this week resurrects one of the most shameful episodes in recent media history: The night a roomful of journalists laughed along with a president making fun of the bogus threat that led to a costly war. By Greg Mitchell (June 18, 2005) -- Dana Milbank of The Washington Post, in an article Friday, suggested that the congressional forum the previous day on the Downing Street memos was something of a joke. In his opening sentence he declared that House Democrats “took a trip...
  • Conyers Sends a Letter to Milbank at Wash. Post (Poor Baby Conyers can't take the truth!)

    06/17/2005 12:09:19 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 3 replies · 316+ views
    Conyers Blog ^ | 6/17/05
    Dear Sirs: I write to express my profound disappointment with Dana Milbank's June 17 report, "Democrats Play House to Rally Against the War," which purports to describe a Democratic hearing I chaired in the Capitol yesterday. In sum, the piece cherry-picks some facts, manufactures others out of whole cloth, and does a disservice to some 30 members of Congress who persevered under difficult circumstances, not of our own making, to examine a very serious subject: whether the American people were deliberately misled in the lead up to war. The fact that this was the Post's only coverage of this event...
  • Out of President's Sight, Arlington's Rows of Grief Expand [WaPo Headline]

    06/18/2005 4:46:07 AM PDT · by aculeus · 15 replies · 530+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2005 | by Dana Milbank,
    Vanity comments: These are my (aculeus's) comments. If you want to read the article click on the link. I haven't and will not read it since the headline says it all: The Post is using dead American soldiers to press their anti-Bush agenda. As has been said by others, the only American soldiers the left likes are dead ones.
  • Conyers responds to Dana Milbanks

    06/17/2005 11:53:12 AM PDT · by jhouston · 62 replies · 1,983+ views
    Rep. Conyers ^ | 06/17/2005 | Conyers
    This is John Conyers response to Dana Milbank's excellent reporting on the DSM pdeudo-hearing held yesterday by the dems. See the original Washington Post article here Democrats Play House To Rally Against the War June 17, 2005 Mr. Michael Abramowitz, National Editor Mr. Michael Getler, Ombudsman Mr. Dana Milbank The Washington Post 1150 15th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20071 Dear Sirs: I write to express my profound disappointment with Dana Milbank's June 17 report, "Democrats Play House to Rally Against the War," which purports to describe a Democratic hearing I chaired in the Capitol yesterday. In sum, the piece cherry-picks...
  • Democrats Play House To Rally Against the War

    06/17/2005 6:02:33 AM PDT · by jhouston · 63 replies · 1,518+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 06/17/2005 | Dana Milbank
    In the Capitol basement yesterday, long-suffering House Democrats took a trip to the land of make-believe. They pretended a small conference room was the Judiciary Committee hearing room, draping white linens over folding tables to make them look like witness tables and bringing in cardboard name tags and extra flags to make the whole thing look official. more...
  • Democrats Play House To Rally Against the War(even Milly is stunned)

    06/17/2005 9:16:51 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 27 replies · 1,136+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 06/17/05 | Dana Milbank
    Democrats Play House To Rally Against the War By Dana Milbank Post Friday, June 17, 2005; A06 In the Capitol basement yesterday, long-suffering House Democrats took a trip to the land of make-believe. They pretended a small conference room was the Judiciary Committee hearing room, draping white linens over folding tables to make them look like witness tables and bringing in cardboard name tags and extra flags to make the whole thing look official. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) banged a large wooden gavel and got the other lawmakers to call him "Mr. Chairman." He liked that so much that...
  • My Bias for Mainstream News

    03/20/2005 11:31:59 AM PST · by kevin fortuna · 24 replies · 999+ views
    wash post ^ | March 20, 2005 | dana milbank
    To judge from the e-mails I received during the four years I spent on the White House beat, Post readers of all political ideologies agree: I am biased. But in which direction? A conservative magazine put me on its cover as "Dana 'Bias' Milbank." A liberal Web site made me its "Media Whore of the Week," and a posting on a liberal blog proposed "Whore" as my middle name. (I've decided to combine the "Bias" and "Whore" suggestions and make my middle name, simply, "Bore.") In political journalism, complaints from ideologically driven readers come with the territory; sometimes I've gotten...
  • Milbank, Dowd Weigh In on Gannon/Guckert (FR Mentioned)

    02/17/2005 9:53:22 AM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 73 replies · 2,606+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | February 17, 2005 | Greg Mitchell
    Milbank, Dowd Weigh In on Gannon/GuckertBy Greg MitchellPublished: February 17, 2005 11:05 AM ETNEW YORK Washington Post staff writer Dana Milbank, a former White House correspondent, tells a leading blog there remains reason to believe that, contrary to statements from the White House, ex-reporter James “Jeff Gannon” Guckert, may had a "hard" (long-term) press pass rather than a daily pass. Milbank said on Keith Olbermann’s MSNBC show last week that he thought he had seen Guckert/Gannon with a hard pass. Both the disgraced ex-reporter for Talon News and White House press Secretary Scott McClellan have denied this. But Milbank affirmed,...
  • Good News for the White House: Milbank Is Off the Beat. The Bad News. . .

    12/17/2004 3:39:37 PM PST · by Pikamax · 8 replies · 683+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 12/17/04 | Harry Jaffe
    Good News for the White House: Milbank Is Off the Beat. The Bad News . . . The Bush White House finally got what it has wanted for years: Dana Milbank is off the White House beat for the Washington Post. He always was very skeptical of the White House message. The bad news for the Bushies is that Milbank will be writing a column in the Post’s front section. Prospective title is Off Message. Moving Milbank off the front lines is part of the Post’s strategy for covering the second Bush term. The Post is changing its entire team...
  • Wash Post's Milbank: Halperin Memo "Exactly Right"

    10/12/2004 9:47:00 AM PDT · by Williams · 48 replies · 2,266+ views
    Laura Ingram Show | 10/12/04
    Dana Milbank of the Washington Post told Laura Ingram this morning that it is the overwhelming conclusion of all reporters covering both campaigns that the most egregious lies are coming from Bush. When Laura read Milbank the most damning language of the Halperin memo, Milbank said Halperin was "exactly right" on that. He then proceeded to insist that the Bush campaign is far and away telling more lies than Kerry.This was astounding. It should be obvious that concluding one campaign is the overwhelming "liar" is not the role of "objective journalists." I happen to think Kerry is an incredible liar...
  • Conservatives Restive About Bush Policies

    05/09/2004 9:25:36 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 9 replies · 80+ views
    WashingtonPost ^ | 05/10/04 | Dana Milbank and Jonathan Weisman
    Conservatives Restive About Bush Policies Fresh Initiatives Sought On Iraq, Domestic Issues By Dana Milbank and Jonathan Weisman Washington Post Staff Writers Monday, May 10, 2004; Page A01 After three years of sweeping actions in both foreign and domestic affairs, the Bush administration is facing complaints from the conservative intelligentsia that it has lost its ability to produce fresh policies. The centerpiece of President Bush's foreign policy -- the effort to transform Iraq into a peaceful democracy -- has been undermined by a deadly insurrection and broadcast photos of brutality by U.S. prison guards. On the domestic side, conservatives and...
  • Pincus and Milbank: the low-down on two Washington Post Bush-hating reporters

    04/21/2004 4:43:45 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 39 replies · 1,087+ views
    BrookesNews.Com ^ | April 5, 2004 | Gerard Jackson
    During the Clinton years Walter Pincus was consider to a mouthpiece for NSA adviser Sandy Berger who was also a former China lobbyist. Pincus' was wife also a Clinton Administration official. On two occasions Pincus was given time off by the Washington Post to work for J. W. Fulbright. These facts certainly help explain why Pincus savaged the Cox Committee intelligence report on Chinese espionage, whose conclusions he called "unwarranted" and whose language he falsely described as "inflammatory". This is the same Pincus who maliciously described as a "Killer Warhead" missiles designed to protect Americans against nuclear attack. Pincus' attack...
  • Security May Not Be Safe Issue for Bush in '04

    08/22/2003 5:12:32 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 6 replies · 147+ views
    Washignton Post ^ | 8/22/03 | Dana Milbank and Mike Allen
    <p>The wave of violent death this week in Iraq, Israel, Gaza and Afghanistan brought to the fore a reality that President Bush has been reluctant to discuss: Peace is not at hand.</p> <p>A confident Bush stood in the Rose Garden less than a month ago, saying, "Conditions in most of Iraq are growing more peaceful," boasting of "dismantling the al Qaeda operation" and pronouncing "pretty good progress" toward Middle East peace and a Palestinian state within two years.</p>
  • MRC's Fifteenth Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting.”

    12/27/2002 10:39:08 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 13 replies · 460+ views
    MediaResearchCenter ^ | December 26, 2002 | BrentBaker
    To determine this year’s winners, a panel of 52 radio talk show hosts, magazine editors, columnists, editorial writers and media observers each selected their choices for the first, second and third best quote from a slate of six to nine quotes in each category. Each received a paper ballot in late November and returned it within two weeks. Now, the winning quotes in 17 award categories: Media Hero Award “For Castro, freedom starts with education. And if literacy alone were the yardstick, Cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on Earth. The literacy rate is 96 percent.” --...
  • Bill Sammon on Dana Milbank of the Washington Post (and why you should never believe Milbank)

    11/12/2002 11:11:35 AM PST · by Miss Marple · 52 replies · 604+ views
    Fighting Back | November 12, 2002 | Bill Sammon
    The following is from Bill Sammon's book Fighting Back,pages 27-29:...Each member of the larger group of journalists took his or her turn pulling pool duty, after which they would share any presidential news or atmospherics with the rest of the press corps, often in the form of irreverently written "pool reports."These reports, almost always penned by a newspaper reporter, were e-mailed to White House press aide Rachael Sunbarger, who then electronically distributed them to the rest of the press. But she also sent them to top White House officials, who eagerly perused them as unvarnished barometers of what the press...