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  • Bratton Demands Retraction After Interview on Hiring Black Cops: Report

    06/12/2015 10:13:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    NBC New York ^ | June 10, 2015
    New York City's top cop is demanding a retraction after he was quoted by a news article saying the NYPD has a hard time hiring black officers because "so many of them have spent time in jail," according to a published report. The Daily News reports that Commissioner Bill Bratton has called on the Guardian to retract the story -- which bears the headline "NYPD chief Bratton says hiring black officers is difficult: ‘So many have spent time in jail,’ -- because his comments were taken out of context from another story published by the British news outlet about the...

    12/20/2013 2:22:23 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 20, 2013 | John Nolte
    By extrapolating quotes and just plain old lying, the elite media are using a GQ interview with "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson as an excuse to go on an anti-Christian rampage that they hope will further their longstanding goal of toxifying Biblical beliefs as bigoted and anti-gay. If you read the full GQ interview, though, it is glaringly obvious that Robertson is anti-sin, not anti-gay, and that he believes we should all love one another. To begin with, the Duck Commander did not single out homosexual behavior; he listed over a half-dozen sins, including adultery, greed, bestiality, drunkenness, idolatry, etc....
  • Get Ready for the Intentional Misconstruing of the Pope's Words About Gays

    07/29/2013 11:47:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | July 28, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    Oh boy. There's nothing wrong with what Pope Francis said here but the words are vague enough that those who want to misconstrue them will have plenty of opportunities to do so. Yahoo News has the part in question: The National Catholic Reporter says Francis participated in a wide-ranging interview with reporters on the plane for close to 90 minutes. While he spoke openly about many church topics, Francis' most newsworthy soundbite came when he said he would not judge gay priests and seemingly opened the door for gay acceptance within the church. "When I meet a gay person, I...
  • Romney says suspect obtained guns illegally(uber barf alert)

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday said many of the weapons obtained by the shooting suspect in Colorado were obtained illegally and that changing laws won't prevent gun-related tragedies.
  • Anti-tax activist seems to open door to end of Bush tax cuts [Norquist caves?]

    07/21/2011 9:56:44 AM PDT · by VictoryGal · 21 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | July 21 2011 | Jeffry Bartash
    Washington’s renowned anti-tax fighter, Grover Norquist, apparently thinks that letting tax cuts expire doesn’t violate a no-new-taxes pledge he has extracted from most Republicans. See pledge signees here. Norquist told the Washington Post that letting broad-based tax cuts passed in the Bush era would not violate his Taxpayer Protection Pledge. “Not continuing a tax cut is not technically a tax increase,” he told the Post’s editorial page.
  • For the young among us!

    02/26/2010 10:05:32 PM PST · by francky · 10 replies · 339+ views
    Barry Goldwaer, Sr.
    “I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution or that have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is ``needed'' before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if...
  • Does Obama need the birthers? I think he needs them. Badly. Here's why:

    02/16/2010 6:06:07 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 44 replies · 1,042+ views
    Obama recently said this: "Surely you can question my policies without questions my faith, or for that matter my citizenship." This quote is significant, and IMHO desperate. Progressives play political games. Especially with words; political correctness is only one fascet of this. Many times, they throw stuff out hoping someone will pick it up. I think that's what this is. They are out there thinking "pick it up, PICK IT UP!" whether it gets picked up or not in a day, week, month, or more. For all the anger that conservatives had that the progressive media didn't go after van...
  • 6/1 - NY Times Takes Iraqi PM Out of Context ('Daily attacks on Iraqis' comment)

    06/02/2006 10:47:52 AM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 11 replies · 621+ views ^ | 6/2/2006 | Clay Waters
    NY Times Takes Iraqi PM Out of Context: Plus, the Word No Other Media Outlet Heard Posted by Clay Waters on June 2, 2006 - 12:02. The full headline deck to Friday's lead story from Baghdad by Richard Oppel Jr. is certainly provocative: "Iraqi Accuses U.S. Of 'Daily' Attacks Against Civilians -- Premier Assails Troops -- New Government Vows Its Own Inquiry in Deaths of 24 in Haditha." Oppel begins: "Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki lashed out at the American military on Thursday, denouncing what he characterized as habitual attacks by troops against Iraqi civilians. "As outrage over reports that...
  • Post gets it all wrong in Page One headline

    10/09/2004 4:29:59 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 11 replies · 843+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | October 9, 2004 | Joyce Howard Price
    The Washington Post yesterday said a quotation used in its lead Page One headline in Thursday's paper -- that the United States got it "almost all wrong" about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq -- was not new and was incorrectly attributed to the chief U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq. In an article on Thursday, The Post identified Charles A. Duelfer, whom the Bush administration picked to complete a U.S. investigation of Iraq's weapons programs, as the source of that remark. The dispatch by Dana Priest and Walter Pincus reported that Mr. Duelfer, chairman of the CIA's Iraq Survey Group,...
  • Churchill misquoted in article on UH speech (did not acknowledge he's not an Indian)

    02/24/2005 10:33:12 AM PST · by freespirited · 21 replies · 667+ views
    The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, in an article yesterday, incorrectly quoted University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill as admitting that he was not American Indian. The story about Churchill's Tuesday night speech at the University of Hawaii-Manoa said the professor noted that his "white Republican" critics were asking, "Is he an Indian? Do we really care?" "Let's cut to the chase, I'm not," the quote in yesterday's paper continued. But a review of video and audio tapes of the speech shows that Churchill actually said: "Is he an Indian? "We really care. We're trying to protect the rights of Indians to divine...
  • Misquoting Reagan

    06/07/2004 6:26:52 AM PDT · by grumple · 10 replies · 232+ views
    Today on my local radio station I heard two examples of deliberate misuse of famous Reagan quotes. 1. Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is get another job." any avid Reagan fan knows that the actual quote here is "Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his." I e-mailed the program director at this point and corrected him. His response was as follows: Thanks for the information. I'm sure it was just a misquote without...
  • Outrageous Cheney Quote

    09/15/2003 10:42:44 AM PDT · by browardchad · 24 replies · 338+ views
    NRO Online: The Corner ^ | 9/15/03 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    OUTRAGEOUS CHENEY QUOTE [Ramesh Ponnuru] My eyes just about popped out of my head when I read this passage from a front-page story in the Washington Post today: "Cheney was less forthcoming when asked about Saudi Arabia's ties to al Qaeda and the Sept. 11 hijackers. 'I don't want to speculate,' he said, adding that Sept. 11 is 'over with now, it's done, it's history and we can put it behind us.'" I was going to write an attack on Cheney for Corner readers, but I figured I should check the transcript of Cheney's remarks to make sure he...
  • DNC release ad....and CNN already questions it.

    07/14/2003 7:58:05 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 59 replies · 326+ views & CNN ^ | 07/14/03 | me
    While turning channels, I come across Jeff Greenfield on CNN discussing the Niger/uranium story. He mentions that the Republicans pounced on Clinton's exact words diring the Monica/impeachment mess (clip shows Clinton's "is" is, and the "I did not have sex with that woman" phrases. But then he showed a clip of the DNC's new ad and (paraphrasing) said that the other side could go too far. The ad shows Bush at his SOTU speech uttering this sentence: "Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.". Greenfield points out the the ad DOES NOT contain the first 4 words...
  • Freep the NY Times (My suggestion)

    06/07/2003 11:51:25 AM PDT · by frithguild · 3 replies · 206+ views
    The Conspiracy to Keep You Poor and Stupid ^ | Fri 06/06/2003 5:16 PM | Don Luskin
    A LOT OF THINGS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TRUTH A new econoblogger, Paul Antler (known as "Dr. A" around the economics department of Roosevelt University) thinks that Paul Krugman "pulls a Maureen Dowd" in his op-ed in today's New York Times. Krugman wrote, "Most media attention has focused on the child tax credit that wasn't. As in 2001, the administration softened the profile of a tax cut mainly aimed at the wealthy by including a credit for families with children. But at the last minute, a change in wording deprived 12 million children of some or all of that tax credit....