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  • 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.
  • Sarah Palin: Not being a candidate 'liberating'

    06/03/2011 9:11:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 108 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-06-03 | Juana Summers
    Coming off her week-long One Nation bus tour that was widely seen as a test-run for a presidential campaign, Sarah Palin says she’s starting to see that running for president might not be the best fit for her. “Not only do I love my freedom of not having a title and being a declared candidate — that is liberating — I know you can make a difference as an individual,” she said. “Hopefully, I can inspire others to know that you don’t need a title. You don’t need to be in office to effect positive change.”
  • CNN Wildly Mis-Quotes Sen. Kyl While Interviewing Planned Parenthood President

    04/10/2011 7:30:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/10/11 | CNN
    Sen. Kyl actually said 90% of what Planned Parenthood does is abortions.
  • New Phony Quotation Alert: Frank Gaffney Targeted (Wonkette makes up a quotation)

    10/23/2009 3:27:11 PM PDT · by FrontPageMag.com · 13 replies · 791+ views
    NewsRealBlog.com ^ | October 23, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    First, phony documents were intended to sink President Bush's 2004 reelection. Then, phony quotations prevented Rush Limbaugh from purchasing an NFL team. Now, the Left seems to be preparing its next tall-tale transcript to smear conservative foreign policy expert Frank Gaffney. Today's Wonkette recounts last night's skirmish between Gaffney and Ron Reagan Jr. on MSNBC's Hardball, which I reported earlier today. The blog claims: Gaffney screams at Reagan, who’s like, “…” Then Reagan essentially tells Frank Gaffney that he and all his stupid arguments are red herrings, like red herrings in a barrel that you shoot easily. And then,...
  • MRC Launches ‘Tell the Truth’ Site Aimed at Peddlers of Fake Limbaugh Quotes

    10/17/2009 11:55:15 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 15 replies · 1,433+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 16 Oct | Not given
    What do leftist documentary maker Robert Greenwald, Little Green Footballs blogger Charles Johnson, and Daily Beast contributor Max Blumenthal have in common? They all peddled malicious, false quotes attributed to Rush Limbaugh and are unrepentant about furthering false information regarding the talk show host.
  • CNN's Sanchez: "We didn't confirm" bogus Limbaugh quote

    10/16/2009 1:18:56 AM PDT · by GVnana · 102 replies · 4,743+ views
    Rick Sanchez: i've know rush. in person,i like him. his rhetoric,however is inexcusably divisive. he's right tho. we didn't confirm quote. our bad.
  • Phony Rush Quotes Onslaught

    10/14/2009 3:14:42 PM PDT · by Vincent Bordini · 9 replies · 1,013+ views
    Andimright.com ^ | 10/14/2009 | Vincent Bordini
    I posted this back in June: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2274570/posts The big lie technique is being used against every American to the right of Marx and nobody cares. If we can't challenge these lies (and there are a few more out there) that are PROVEN falsehoods, then we deserve to lose over and over again. Public perception is being shaped by these phony quotes. The quotes are in emails, books, on forums, MSNBC, The Huffington Post. This last post, I put it into pictures so it is easy to see the fraud. Here: http://www.andimright.com/?p=449 ___________________________ New we see a new wave of these...
  • Video: Rush Rips Jesse Jackson For Spreading False Quotations

    10/14/2009 11:40:14 AM PDT · by careyb · 7 replies · 698+ views
    Rush ^ | 10/14/09 | Rush
    And he deserves it.
  • Video: CNN's Rick Sanchez Refuses To Apologize For Misquoting Rush

    10/13/2009 2:47:11 PM PDT · by careyb · 48 replies · 2,574+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/13/09 | Rick Sanchez
    "We want to be fair to Rush" - no, you don't.
  • Washington Post Admits to Bogus Quote

    09/29/2009 10:44:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies · 2,694+ views
    human events ^ | 9/29/09 | Gary Larson
    Veteran Washington Post reporter Daryl Fears, part of a two-person writer team, unmistakably wrote that filmmaker John O'Keefe had “said” he “targeted” ACORN, the advocacy group, for his candid-camera expose, because it registered voters to defeat Republicans. O'Keefe said no such thing. It was a non-quote made out of whole cloth by reporter Fears, and published as fact on Sept. 17. Making the falsehood exponentially worse, the Post story then was retailed worldwide by the Associated Press.
  • ABC News Was Misquoted on Crowd Size

    09/13/2009 5:37:18 AM PDT · by GVnana · 126 replies · 5,169+ views
    ABC news ^ | 9/12/2009
    ABC News Was Misquoted on Crowd Size ABC News Reported D.C. Rally Size in Tens of Thousands, Not 1M to 1.5M as Activist Said. Conservative activists, who organized a march on the U.S. Capitol today in protest of the Obama administration's health care agenda and government spending, erroneously attributed reports on the size of the crowds to ABC News. Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, the group that organized the event, said on stage at the rally that ABC News was reporting that 1 million to 1.5 million people were in attendance. At no time did ABC News, or its affiliates,...
  • Barry, You Ain't no Abe Lincoln

    07/23/2009 10:06:53 AM PDT · by Dallas · 24 replies · 1,025+ views
    So I said to him, "Barack, I know Abe Lincoln, and you ain't Abe Lincoln." You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves. ......Abraham Lincoln
  • Cheney hopes CIA director was misquoted

    06/15/2009 9:44:32 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 51 replies · 2,200+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6-15-09 | Reid Wilson
    Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday hit back at CIA Director Leon Panetta, over his suggestion that Cheney wants another terrorist attack on U.S. soil. "I hope my old friend Leon was misquoted," said Cheney in a statement provided to The Hill. "The important thing is whether or not the Obama administration will continue the policies that have kept us safe for the last eight years." Panetta, a veteran politician who served as Bill Clinton's chief of staff, had criticized Cheney for "gallows politics" and said the former vice president hoped the country were subject to another terrorist attack. "I...
  • September 16th, 2008 3:51 PM Eastern GOT IT !! THIS IS THE ENTIRE STATEMENT BY CARLY FIORINA

    09/16/2008 2:33:11 PM PDT · by BornToBeAmerican · 24 replies · 86+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 16th, 2008 3:51 PM Eastern | Greta Van Susteren
    We did some digging ..and found the FULL CLIP of what Carly Fiorina said…not the edited clip the Senator Obama campaign sent to virtually everyone in the media (and MS/NBC continues to run the edited clip!! UGH..what is MS/NBC’s problem? They need to stop doing that!)
  • Fiorina: Obama Camp ‘Deceitful’ in Clipping My Quote

    09/16/2008 2:29:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 256+ views
    Foxnew.com ^ | September 16, 2008 | staff
    Barack Obama’s campaign was “deceitful” when it clipped part of an interview in which Republican Victory 2008 Chairwoman Carly Fiorina said John McCain was not qualified to be the head of a corporation, Fiorina said Tuesday. Earlier in the day, Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, appeared on MSNBC, where she said none of the candidates is qualified to run a major corporation, but that should not prevent them from running the country. “I don’t think John McCain could run a major corporation. I don’t think Barack Obama could run a major corporation. I don’t think Joe Biden could run...
  • Gibson misquotes Palin, then insists they are her "exact words"

    09/12/2008 10:57:47 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 42 replies · 102+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | September 12, 2008
    A majority of Americans recognize that the MSM has a bias, and a plurality understand that the bias is leftwards. That is good. But how many Americans catch every correction, every chastening by new media?Recognition of the general concept of bias is not enough. People need to know of all the instances, such as this one:Charles Gibson Gets It WrongABC has released excerpts from Charlie Gibson’s interview with Sarah Palin, and in one of them, he attempts to catch her out by asking her to explain something she said: GIBSON: You said recently, in your old church, “Our national leaders...
  • Gibson intentionally misquoted and edited out Palin challenge of her quote

    09/11/2008 9:01:17 PM PDT · by IDRATHERNOT · 105 replies · 373+ views
    GIBSON: You said recently, in your old church, "Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God." Are we fighting a holy war? PALIN: You know, I don't know if that was my exact quote. GIBSON: Exact words.
  • Rice: US would be safe under Obama

    In an interview with Politico and Yahoo News released Thursday, Rice was asked if she would feel secure with a president Obama. "Oh, the United States will be fine," she responded. "I think that we are having an important debate about how we keep the country safe," she said, pointing to the Middle East and Iraq.
  • McCain Says 100-Year Remark Distorted

    02/28/2008 12:58:04 PM PST · by kingattax · 54 replies · 40+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 28, 2008 | LIBBY QUAID
    Republican presidential hopeful John McCain said his remark that American troops could stay in Iraq for 100 years has been distorted, yet he still suggests a lengthy U.S. presence comparable to that in Korea and other countries. "Of course, that comment of mine was distorted. Life isn't fair, as Jack Kennedy said," McCain told a town hall meeting at Rice University. "I was talking about American presence after the war." Responding to a student who had criticized his 100-year remark, McCain added, "No American argues against our military presence in Korea or Japan or Germany or Kuwait or other places,...
  • Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why

    01/04/2008 10:17:32 PM PST · by TheDon · 42 replies · 103+ views
    Amazon.com ^ | Bart D. Ehrman
    The popular perception of the Bible as a divinely perfect book receives scant support from Ehrman, who sees in Holy Writ ample evidence of human fallibility and ecclesiastical politics. Though himself schooled in evangelical literalism, Ehrman has come to regard his earlier faith in the inerrant inspiration of the Bible as misguided, given that the original texts have disappeared and that the extant texts available do not agree with one another. Most of the textual discrepancies, Ehrman acknowledges, matter little, but some do profoundly affect religious doctrine. To assess how ignorant or theologically manipulative scribes may have changed the biblical...
  • Thompson: "Not Particularly Interested In Running For President" (Drive By Media Misquote)

    12/31/2007 2:06:35 PM PST · by mngran2 · 14 replies · 154+ views
    National Journal's Hotline ^ | December 30, 2007
    AMES, IA – With four days until the Iowa caucuses, Fred Thompson continued his bus tour across the north central part of the state on Sunday, and he was asked to answer the same question he faced when he entered the race nearly four months ago: Does he really want it? Yesterday several journalists traveling with Thompson wrote stories about a response that Thompson gave to a 'fire in the belly' question. According to a transcript of the answer posted on the campaign's website Saturday night, Thompson's response included this line, along with a longer explanation about why it is...
  • Thompson: 'Not particularly interested in running for president'

    12/29/2007 3:27:15 PM PST · by melt · 250 replies · 787+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 12/29/07 | Alexander Mooney
    (CNN) — Republican Fred Thompson has long faced criticism he lacks motivation to be President of the United States, but the Tennessee Republican's latest comments Saturday are likely to spawn fresh heat. “I’m not particularly interested in running for president," the former senator said at a campaign event in Burlington when challenged by a voter over his desire to be commander-in-chief. “But I think I’d make a good president," Thompson continued. "I have the background, capability, and concern to do this and I’m doing it for the right reasons.” Thompson took heat for not jumping into the White House race...
  • Fred Thompson, Knifed By Half-Quotes Again

    12/29/2007 3:41:49 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 50 replies · 483+ views
    The Campaign Sport on NRO ^ | December 29, 2007 | Jim Geraghty
    Some of Team Thompson are claiming they've been "Simonized" again - after Roger Simon of the Politico, who wrote an account of his visit to a firehouse that made it sound disastrously awkward, when later video depicted the candidate, his wife, and the firefighters all smiles and good cheer. This time their grumbling is directed at this account in USA Today: BURLINGTON, Iowa — Fred Thompson said Saturday he does not much like the modern form of presidential campaigning and that he "will not be devastated" if he doesn't win the election. "I'm not particularly interested in running for president,"...
  • Anti-Bible Hillary Quotes Bible Again

    12/02/2007 5:31:29 AM PST · by fweingart · 70 replies · 218+ views
    News By Us ^ | Dec 01, 07 | Grant Swank
    The Bible is against abortion. Hillary is for killing womb babies. The Bible is against active homosexuality. Hillary endorses sodomy. The Bible is against other gods than God. Hillary is polytheistic in that any deity is fine for her. Yet Hillary quotes then from the Bible in a sanctuary. So what’s new? Per AP, “Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton used an appearance at one of the nation’s largest evangelical churches Thursday to sketch a broad agenda to take on disease around the globe, calling it ‘the right thing to do.’ “The centerpiece of a speech laced with Biblical references and reflections...
  • GIs at Ishaqi cleared; Haditha probe open

    06/02/2006 6:10:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 1,542+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | June 2, 2006 | HAMZA HENDAWI and KIM GAMEL
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A military investigation into allegations that U.S. troops intentionally killed Iraqi civilians in a March raid in Ishaqi, a village north of Baghdad, has cleared the troops of misconduct, the military said Friday — despite dramatic video footage of slain children. Meanwhile, a lawyer representing families of some of the two dozen unarmed Iraqi civilians allegedly killed by U.S. Marines in the western town of Haditha on Nov. 19 said three or four Marines carried out the shootings while 20 more waited outside the homes. He also said victims' relatives turned down a request by U.S. investigators...
  • Bush Says Little Can Be Done About High Gas Prices (AP lying Bush didn't say it)

    04/21/2006 6:50:58 PM PDT · by santorumlite · 41 replies · 1,340+ views
    AP ^ | April 21, 2006
    Bush Says Little Can Be Done About High Gas Prices (AP) SAN JOSE As oil prices hit a record, drivers worried about $3-a-gallon gas and politicians feared the impact on elections, President Bush on Friday acknowledged the pain but seemed resigned to being able to do little about it. "I know the folks here are suffering at the gas pump," the president said while promoting his competitiveness initiative at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Internet networking company Cisco Systems Inc. "Rising gasoline prices is like taking a _ is like a tax, particularly on the working people and the small-business...
  • Haniyeh: 'Washington Post' misquoted

    02/26/2006 6:00:31 PM PST · by Sabramerican · 9 replies · 523+ views
    JERUSALEM POST ^ | Feb. 26, 2006 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Haniyeh: 'Washington Post' misquoted Khaled Abu Toameh, THE JERUSALEM POST Feb. 26, 2006 Palestinian Authority Prime Minister-designate Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday denied that Hamas was prepared to make peace with Israel, saying he had been misquoted by The Washington Post. Haniyeh said his comments had been misunderstood. He said he was not referring to a peace agreement, only a "political truce." "I didn't talk about recognizing Israel during the interview with the newspaper," Haniyeh told reporters in Gaza City. "I only said that when Israel withdraws to the 1967 borders, including Jerusalem, and releases all the prisoners and detainees, then...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Are They Just Idiots in Bill Schneider's Office?

    02/15/2006 5:12:04 PM PST · by wagglebee · 43 replies · 2,583+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 2/15/06 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I've got to take care of something first. These idiots over at Bill Schneider's office and CNN. You remember the bit that I did yesterday in which I describe what would be happening if a Democrat vice president had shot a buddy accidentally while hunting? We would be hearing about, "Oh, this is a terrible thing. We must give the vice president room while he grieves and assembles himself as he suffers along with his friend." We'd get all kinds of features on hunting safety and there would be a totally different approach. They took one sentence out...
  • Comments From Former NASA Astronaut Mike Mullane About Being Misquoted

    01/31/2006 5:25:53 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 10 replies · 455+ views
    spaceref.com ^ | 01/29/06 | Mike Mulane
    To the space community: I have recently learned that a London newspaper, The Guardian, ran an article which attributed this quote to me, "The space shuttle is a deathtrap." I suspect the article was a result of the recent media interviews surrounding the release of my new book, "Riding Rockets, The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut". Please know that I have never interviewed with anybody from that paper and have never said those words. When I have been asked about the Challenger, the shuttle design, etc., my replies have mimicked the current NASA Administrator's Congressional testimony. Administrator Michael...
  • Newsweek Corrects Article on Falwell: "a salt ministry", not "assault ministry"

    01/31/2006 3:22:25 PM PST · by Jacksonville Patriot · 22 replies · 724+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 2/6/06 issue | Susannah Meadows
    Correction: In the original version of this report, NEWSWEEK misquoted Falwell as referring to "assault ministry." In fact, Falwell was referring to "a salt ministry"—a reference to Matthew 5:13, where Jesus says "Ye are the salt of the earth." We regret the error.
  • FOR THE RECORD: Chris Matthews' LIES About Laura Bush's Remarks About Nagin

    01/19/2006 10:50:57 AM PST · by Howlin · 171 replies · 4,394+ views
    www.freerepublic.com | January 19, 2006
    On Hardball last night, Chris Matthews said no less than three times that Laura Bush said "God wants New Orleans to be rebuilt." In the interest of FACTUAL and ACCURATE reporting, here are her EXACT quotes, followed by Matthews' statments. ----- "Asked about the comment, Mrs. Bush joked that she didn't really think she could speak for God. Then she added that she believes Nagin wants New Orleans to be rebuilt." "He wants people who lived in New Orleans to come back," Mrs. Bush said. "I do to, and I know the president does too. You know it's going to...
  • AP edits Guards story to fit Media spin.

    09/10/2005 7:19:00 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 94 replies · 2,297+ views
    Free Republic and Yahoo.new | Now | Me
    Dinasour Media bias in action, here is how the story was posted yesterday by AP. Notice how AP edited out the actual QUOTES that DIRECTLY contradicted their spin lie and had the writer write the story interjected their own interpretation of what was said by the sources. Here is yesterdays AP story. Gen. Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said that "arguably" a day or so of response time was lost due to the absence of the Mississippi National Guard's 155th Infantry Brigade and Louisiana's 256th Infantry Brigade, each with thousands of troops in Iraq. Blum said that...
  • Condoleezza Rice: Interview With The New York Times (The Times fabricates another 'quote')

    08/26/2005 10:45:47 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 17 replies · 1,018+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 17, 2005 | Condoleezza Rice
    Secretary Condoleezza Rice Washington, DC August 17, 2005 QUESTION: Iran. It feels as if we're sort of at a dead end, perhaps, in terms of our efforts to deal with their nuclear program. It doesn't seem as if the IAEA has the votes to refer the matter to the Security Council. Even if they did, we probably would have a difficult sell there. So where do we go from here? SECRETARY RICE: Well, Phil, I'm not ready to come to that set of conclusions yet. QUESTION: Okay. SECRETARY RICE: First of all, let's look at where we've been. We were...
  • Vanity-The moonbats misquoted me!!

    08/16/2005 3:10:32 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 13 replies · 314+ views
    I did my weekly Google of my screen name and it yielded a hit from Air Americas homepage to a blog. That blog attributed a quote to me that I didn't make. I checked it against My Comments and it ain't even close. My question: Should I pop a cork in celebration of how dumb the moonbats be? Or should I go all parnoid and change my screenname and paint my windows black?
  • One Down, One To Go New York Times Corrects Franken Misquote

    08/13/2005 4:21:50 PM PDT · by chuckpez · 3 replies · 531+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | August 13th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Looks like the New York Times can be more accurate, when pressed. Today's edition corrects one of two errors in Friday's story discovered by Michelle Malkin, the Radio Equalizer and several other bloggers:
  • AP retracts false Blair quotes on Israel (2nd time AP wrongly linked Israel to blasts)

    07/11/2005 5:37:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 644+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/11/05 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – The Associated Press yesterday retracted a story falsely claiming British Prime Minister Tony Blair blamed the London terror attacks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It was the second time in the past few days the media agency falsely linked Israel to the deadly bombings. On Saturday, the AP published a story claiming Blair explained in a BBC Radio interview that to prevent future attacks against London the Israeli-Palestinian conflict needed to be resolved. According to the AP, while discussing the "very deep roots" of terrorism, Blair said "that meant boosting understanding between people of different religions, helping people in...
  • Zim: UN envoy 'was misquoted'

    07/03/2005 3:45:47 AM PDT · by Clive · 6 replies · 632+ views
    News24 (SA) ^ | 2005-07-02
    Harare - A United Nations envoy met with some of the tens of thousands of Zimbabweans left homeless in a so-called urban renewal drive that has drawn international condemnation. Anna Tibaijuka, who arrived on Sunday to assess the humanitarian impact of the government's Operation Murambatsvina, or Drive Out Trash, toured the Caledonia Transit Camp on Friday where about 4,000 people are living in "difficult conditions" outside Harare, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said at United Nations headquarters in New York. She also stopped off at demolition sites and places where the government is proposing to relocate people along the road to...
  • Dining With Jeff (Bill Moyers misquoted James Watt)

    06/24/2005 9:55:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies · 680+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 25, 2005 | PATRICIA NELSON LIMERICK
    Boulder, Colo. Founding a democracy, rather like living in a democracy, can be very tough on friendship. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson began as friends. The tensions and frictions of the early Republic took care of that. Then, after years of silence between them, a mutual friend persuaded them to write to each other. In 1812, they launched into a correspondence that continued until it was ended by their deaths. That ending point was on their minds and drove their correspondence. As Mr. Adams wrote Mr. Jefferson, "You and I ought not to die, before we have explained ourselves to...
  • Press Caught Distorting Rumsfeld on Iraq Exit Strategy (media bias)

    04/15/2005 2:52:07 PM PDT · by BJungNan · 9 replies · 684+ views
    gogov.com ^ | April 15, 2005 | gogov
    Press Caught Distorting Rumsfeld on Iraq Exit StrategyBloomberg New Service (and others) quote Rumsfeld as saying the U.S. has no exit strategy for Iraq. What did Rumsfeld say? "We don't have an exit strategy, we have a victory strategy." There can be no clearer example of taking a quote out of context - and of distorting the news - than displayed by Bloomberg New Service and many other every other "news" organizations picking up on this story. A partial quote, especially one taken so clearly out of context, is no quote at all. The story here is that Secretary of...
  • Misquote, but message still true (More “Fake but Accurate” excuses from liberal media)

    03/25/2005 7:56:15 AM PST · by dead · 4 replies · 684+ views
    A week or so ago, lazy liberal typist Alan Ramsey was too tired to write his own article, so he typed a single paragraph introducing his readers to a speech by Bill Moyers. Though Moyers’ speech had already been exposed (by Byron York in the WSJ, among others) as complete nonsense with manufactured quotes, Ramsey was too sleepy to bother to check the veracity of any of Moyers’ claims, and proceeded to print the speech in its entirety. Many people (including myself) sent him e-mails pointing out what a unprofessional jackass hack he is, but Ramsey will not be swayed....
  • PHILIP BENNETT UPDATE (WaPo ManEd: "misquoted" on China Daily imbroglio; Michelle Malkin reports)

    03/16/2005 2:14:55 AM PST · by Stoat · 17 replies · 938+ views
    Michelle Malkin's Blog ^ | March 16, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    PHILIP BENNETT UPDATE By Michelle Malkin   ·   March 16, 2005 04:48 AM Washington Post managing editor Philip Bennett tells Hugh Hewitt the People’s Daily of China misquoted him--a possibility I acknowledged in the second sentence of my initial post on this topic last week. Bennett says: The version published in the People’s Daily includes numerous and important inaccuracies. In many places words and sentences were removed to change the meaning of what I said. In some places words or sentences were invented that I did not say. In one typical example, where I said “China is not a democracy”...
  • 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,...
  • Hawaiian newspaper misquotes Churchill

    02/24/2005 12:20:49 AM PST · by leaning_libertarian · 13 replies · 961+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | February 24, 2005 | Charlie Brennan
    Hawaiian newspaper misquotes Churchill CU prof did not back away from Indian heritage claim By Charlie Brennan, Rocky Mountain News February 24, 2005 A dispute that erupted Wednesday over a published report that CU professor Ward Churchill was backing off his claims to Indian heritage ended when a Honolulu newspaper admitted it had misquoted him. Ed Lynch, the city editor at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, said, "Unfortunately, our reporter made a mistake." He said the newspaper would run a retraction today. Advertisement Click Here! The paper published a report Wednesday that said Churchill addressed the issue of his ethnicity in a...
  • PENN PROFESSOR: WHY I APOLOGIZED TO THE BUSH WHITE HOUSE

    12/09/2002 7:51:25 AM PST · by dirtboy · 21 replies · 267+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 12/9/2002 | JOHN J. DiIULIO JR.
    I CAN SEE from the Daily News' Friday editorial ("A Penn professor gets a lesson from Bush") that you are puzzled, dismayed and disappointed by my statements of last Monday concerning the Esquire magazine article. You may not like or accept my reasons, but I will give them. Sixteen months ago, I left the White House after serving the half-year I publicly said I would when I took the job. I stayed just long enough to complete the only task at which I had any special skill, namely "Unlevel Playing Field," a study exploring how government discriminates against grassroots religious...
  • Former Aide Tones Down Criticism of Bush

    12/02/2002 2:14:48 PM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 35 replies · 570+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 2, 2002
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Politics and re-election concerns rule the White House at the expense of good public policy, says a former aide to President Bush. Not so, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said Monday, dismissing comments from John J. DiIulio as ``baseless and groundless.''DiIulio issued two statements, the first generally standing by his criticism, the second - similar to Fleischer's comment - calling his own allegations ``groundless and baseless due to poorly chosen words and examples.''DiIulio, a Democrat who led the White House office of faith-based initiatives until August 2001, said in an interview with Esquire magazine: ``There is no...
  • Vatican paper raps Sri Lanka on Israeli aid (correction)

    12/30/2004 9:14:32 PM PST · by ArrogantBustard · 49 replies · 2,580+ views
    Catholic World News ^ | Dec. 30, 2004 | N/A
    The following is a corrected version of a story that appeared on CWNews.com earlier this week, in which a crucial error in translation caused a serious misinterpretation of the news. CWNews apologizes for the error. Vatican, Dec. 28 (CWNews.com) - The Vatican newspaper has denounced a decision by Sri Lanka to reject emergency aid offered by the Israeli government. Sri Lanka declined the Israeli aid because it would have been furnished by a military team. Calling for "a radical and dramatic change of perspective" among people "too often preoccupied with making war," L'Osservatore Romano chastised the government of the stricken...
  • Lost in Translation (Schwarzenegger NEVER SAID "Republicans should move to the left")

    12/29/2004 1:52:30 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 97 replies · 1,498+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Dec. 29, 2004 | Brit Hume (on Grapewine)
    There was uproar in Republican circles last week when California Governor Arnold Scharzenegger (search) was quoted in a German newspaper saying that the Republican Party should "move a little further left." But the reporter who conducted the interview now says Schwarzenegger never actually said that. Marc Hujer translated Schwarzenegger's English remarks into German and says he changed the phrasing to make the interview more understandable to a German audience. Schwarzenegger actually said he'd like to "Keep [the Republican Party] to the right where it is, but ... cross over that centerline a little bit, because that would immediately take away...
  • Governor's mild advice snowballs into hot-button issue(AP misquotes Arnold)

    12/23/2004 9:27:31 AM PST · by Pikamax · 8 replies · 602+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/23/04 | Dan Walters
    Dan Walters: Governor's mild advice snowballs into hot-button issue By Dan Walters -- Bee Columnist Published 2:15 am PST Wednesday, December 22, 2004 Everyone knows the snowball syndrome - how a tiny chunk of snow picks up weight as it rolls down a snowy hill and expands into a large snowball. The same thing can happen in politics; a tiny nugget of fact, or even supposition, expands with every recounting until it becomes a hot - albeit inaccurate and misleading - political issue, as the following sequence illustrates. One day last week, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was interviewed by two reporters,...
  • Cheney Out of Context (Brit Hume shows how NBC's Chris Matthews misquotes/misanalyzes Cheney)

    10/08/2004 11:07:12 AM PDT · by Cableguy · 28 replies · 1,410+ views
    Fox News Grapevine ^ | 10/7/04 | Brit Hume
    Cheney 'Asserted' Iraq Behind 9/11? NBC News anchor and former Jimmy Carter (search) speech writer Chris Matthews (search) says he has "establish[ed] the fact in no uncertain terms that the Vice President asserted... Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11." Matthews cites Dick Cheney (search) from "Meet the Press" last September, when he said: "If we're successful in Iraq ... we will have struck a major blow right at the heart of the base, if you will, the geographic base of the terrorists who have had us under assault now for many years, but most especially on 9/11." Right after that,...
  • Tonight's 'Hardball'. Matthews tried to spin his misquoting of Cheney

    10/06/2004 5:05:13 PM PDT · by ArmyBratproud · 48 replies · 2,185+ views
    MSNBC TV | Oct 6, 2004
    At the start of Hard Ball tonight, Chris Matthews was pathetic in his attempt to spin his and MSNBC's misquoting of VP Richard Cheney last night. I'm sure everyone here saw how Matthews and Williams tried to claim that Cheney was misleading in the debate when he claimed that he had not said Iraq was part of 9/11. They followed it with a clip from "Meet the Press"., and tried to claim that Cheney was saying tha Iraq was part of 9/11 when he said ... "...we will have struck a major blow right at the heart of the base,...