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  • New York Times: A Definitive Debunking of Donald Trump’s 9/11 Claims

    11/25/2015 7:28:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 128 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/25/2015 | Jim Dwyer
    How alarmed were New Jersey officials by reports of Muslims dancing in the streets of Jersey City and Paterson on Sept. 11, 2001, to celebrate the destruction of the World Trade Center? They feared riots would break out and were ready to send in the National Guard and the State Police to preserve order.But John J. Farmer Jr., then the New Jersey attorney general and the state's chief law enforcement officer, said on Tuesday that he ordered an investigation that very day and found the reports to be bogus, more wild stories born in the stricken hours after the attacks....
  • I live in Jersey and Trump is right: Muslims DID celebrate on 9/11 in NJ . . . we saw it!

    11/23/2015 9:05:55 PM PST · by springwater13 · 26 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 11/23/15 | Carmine Sabia
    It did happen, and I saw it. Donald Trump is telling the truth about Muslims celebrating in New Jersey on September 11, 2001. I drove with family members though Patterson, N.J. that morning, after the planes hit. It’s not the kind of thing you forget. We witnessed people in traditional Muslim garb dancing, jumping, shouting and celebrating like their team had won the Super Bowl, just as Trump said. Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/11/23/live-jersey-trump-right-muslims-celebrate-911-nj-saw-277082#ixzz3sNmPOgma
  • New York Times Scrubs Story on Muslims Celebrating 9/11 (VANITY)i

    Doing research on this topic, I found about a story entitled "In Germany, Muslims grow apart" by Peter Schneider; New York Times; December 4, 2005. It apparently contained the following text: But tolerance of Muslim immigrants began to change in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. Parallel to the declarations of "unconditional solidarity" with Americans by the German majority, rallies of another sort were taking place in Neukölln and Kreuzberg. Bottle rockets were set off from building courtyards, a poor man's fireworks: two rockets here, three rockets there. Altogether, hundreds of rockets were shooting skyward in celebration, just as most...
  • Conservatives don’t fear ISIS; the Left will reap the whirlwind

    11/23/2015 5:29:57 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 9 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 11/22/2015 | Steve Berman
    President Obama thinks Republicans are scared of the Islamic State.  We are not.  But we’re terrified of Obama’s policies, the New York Times editorial board and the liberal narrative they are spouting. The president said the Islamic State "can't beat us on the battlefield so they try to terrorize us into being afraid."  The Left’s response to being bullied to is be foolhardy, call Republicans fear-mongers, and deny responsibility for the entire situation. The New York Times editorial board took Obama’s side Sunday, in a piece titled “The Price of Fear.” History will always be kinder to those who are...
  • When the Press Attacks Donald Trump, the Truth Is Optional [Updated]

    11/22/2015 3:59:49 PM PST · by springwater13 · 30 replies
    So NPR, the New York Times and the Associated Press searched contemporaneous news accounts and could find no evidence of Muslim-Americans cheering in Jersey City. That’s odd. Because it took me less than two minutes to find this story from the Washington Post dated September 18, 2001 (although I did have to spend $3.95 to buy it from the Post’s archives): In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners’ plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they...
  • No, Donald Trump Doesn't Want to Register All American Muslims. It's Just Another Media Smear.

    11/20/2015 9:16:50 AM PST · by bryan999 · 28 replies
    The New York Times, Trump endorsed the idea of registering all Muslims in the United States with the government. There’s only one problem: he didn’t. To understand what Trump actually said, it’s necessary to understand that Trump is essentially a Magic 8 ball when it comes to answering media questions without full information. Trump’s 2016 slogan is “Make America Great Again,” but his secondary slogan could be, “Wing It With The Donald.” His go-to answer when he’s asked questions about topics he doesn’t really get is something along the lines of, “We’re going to have to look at that.” With...
  • “Shame On You”: Newt Gingrich Called Out On French TV For Paris Tweet

    11/14/2015 12:01:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 11/15/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was called out on French television for a tweet he sent about the deadly terrorist attack in Paris on Friday. The former speaker and presidential candidate had speculated in a tweet that citizens with concealed carry permits for guns would have stopped the deadly shooting at a Paris concert hall. Gingrich's tweet prompted France 24's Mark Owen to say he found capitalizing on crises to advance a political agenda to be shameful. "Newt Gingrich, shame on you," Owen said. "So he's using this atrocity to make his point that people should be able...
  • NY Times, Sane People Struggle To Understand Donald Trump's Appeal

    08/23/2015 8:17:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Gothamist ^ | August 23, 2015 | Ben Yakas
    Donald Trump is a racist, sexist hypocrite who doesn't understand the economy (or basic math) and probably doesn't have anything resembling an inner life—but the man sure can put on a good show! Good enough that thousands of people who get off on the xenophobic, hate-filled subtext of his blathering will pack half a stadium to watch his combover blow in the wind. Which leaves one question for the sane among us: why is a television punchline appealing to people now? Andrew Kaczynski ✔ ‎@BuzzFeedAndrew Pro-Trump Twitter is such a weird place 11:30 AM - 23 Aug 2015 · Big...
  • At the Bloody Dawn of the Vietnam War

    11/13/2015 8:23:41 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | By NEIL SHEEHAN
    A FEW weeks ago, an archivist at The New York Times discovered a small trove of photographs I’d taken 50 years ago while covering the first major clash of the Vietnam War between the American and North Vietnamese Armies. Though I had written about the battle for The Times, and later in my book “A Bright Shining Lie,” I’d completely forgotten about the photographs. Seeing them brought back a cascade of memories of one of my most extraordinary days as a young war correspondent. From Our Advertisers It was Nov. 15, 1965, in the valley of the Ia Drang in...
  • New York Times Partners with Castro Regime to “Smear” Ted Cruz

    11/13/2015 4:07:13 PM PST · by Isara · 7 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Nov 13, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Ted Cruz' father Rafael was not quite the anti-Batista rabble-rouser Ted claims in his book. So crows the New York Times this week in a major "expose'" titled: "Cuban Peers Dispute Ted Cruz's Father's Story of Fighting for Castro." Yes, just as he claims, at 18 the elder Rafael Cruz was arrested by Cuban (quasi) dictator Batista's police and roughed-up for being an anti-government activist. But it wasn't for gun-running, as he claims. And a (secret) Batista agent Rafael was trying to recruit to the Anti-Batista cause, didn't snitch him out, as he claims. Instead anti-Batista activist Rafael Cruz...
  • Ted Cruz Lets Out His Inner Actor With ‘The Princess Bride’

    11/13/2015 3:17:52 PM PST · by Isara · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | Nick Corasaniti
    He’s been known to drift into a drawl when quoting Ronald Reagan on the campaign trail and once jokingly auditioned for “The Simpsons.” But Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who once aspired to be an actor, saves his best impressions for his favorite movie, “The Princess Bride.” In an interview while taping a “Candidate Cafe” segment for radio station WMUR in New Hampshire, Mr. Cruz acted out an entire scene from the movie. GOP candidate Cruz acts out 'Princess Bride' scene (video)He did his impressions of both Billy Crystal and Carol Kane, as well as the often impersonated character Inigo...
  • Cuban Peers Dispute Ted Cruz’s Father’s Story of Fighting for Castro

    11/09/2015 5:00:37 PM PST · by detective · 48 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 09, 2015 | JASON HOROWITZ
    Since he was a boy, Senator Ted Cruz has said, all he wanted to do was "fight for liberty" - a yearning that he says was first kindled when he heard his father’s tales of fighting as a rebel leader in Cuba in the 1950s, throwing Molotov cocktails, running guns and surviving torture. Those stories, retold by Mr. Cruz and by his father, Rafael, have hooked Republican audiences and given emotional power to the message that the Texas senator is pushing as an increasingly serious contender for the party's presidential nomination. In their telling, the father's experience in Cuba -...
  • Next Target: NYT Tries To Attack Ted Cruz’s Dad

    11/09/2015 2:27:02 PM PST · by Isara · 29 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Nov 9, 2015 | Caleb Howe
    Since the CNBC debate, the media, their allies in left-wing blogs and Hillary Clinton campaign surrogates masquerading as non-profits like Media Matters have all launched an aggressive attack on the Republican candidates. One might think it was revenge for calling out obvious media bias. One might think that in seeking that revenge they are also proving the GOP right. I wouldn't argue with one if one thought one or both of those things, once or twice. The latest target on the media hit list is Senator Ted Cruz, who’s absolutely blistering assault on the CNBC moderators became practically legendary only...
  • In Houston, Hate Trumped Fairness

    11/05/2015 1:45:12 PM PST · by detective · 88 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 04, 2015 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    Sometime in the near future, a transgender teenager in Texas will attempt suicide - and maybe succeed - because vilifying people for their gender identity remains politically acceptable in America. The hateful rhetoric of leaders like Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is the latest, ugliest example. Mr. Patrick was ebullient on Tuesday night after it became clear that Houston voters had decidedly rejected a broad equal rights ordinance that opponents maliciously and misleadingly characterized as a boon for cross-dressing sex offenders.
  • Support Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance

    11/04/2015 3:00:56 PM PST · by detective · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | NOV. 2, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    On Tuesday, Houston voters will be asked if they want to keep or repeal the city's strong and enlightened equal rights ordinance, which was approved by the City Council last year and put on hold pending this week's vote. Opponents of the law have perversely turned a broad, sensible measure that protects people from discrimination in employment, city services, housing and public accommodations, among other things, into a debate about sexual predators in women's restrooms.
  • The Conservative-Media Revolution Forced the MSM to Abandon Any Pretense of Objectivity

    11/04/2015 10:40:25 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The National Review ^ | 11/4/2015 | RUSH LIMBAUGH
    When I arrived in New York City 28 years ago to begin my national radio program, my objective was to have the most-listened-to show in the country. At that time, the national broadcast media included three television networks and CNN. That was it. There were 125 radio stations doing talk radio, and I started on 56 of them. No one had ever succeeded in syndicating a national daytime radio show, and I was predicted to fail, too. But I didn’t. What was different about my show was that I was the only conservative voice in national broadcast media. I was...
  • Mystery Deepens Over Russian Airliner Crash in Egypt

    11/02/2015 9:23:19 AM PST · by Poser · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 2, 2015 | NEIL MacFARQUHAR
    NYT article. No excerpt.
  • Trump: NBC can’t resist my fantastic ratings

    11/01/2015 6:17:29 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 31, 2015 | By Robert Rorke
    Why is Donald Trump hosting “Saturday Night Live” next weekend after NBC canceled the Miss Universe pageant? “It’s called ratings,” Trump told The Post. “I go on Jimmy Fallon, he got his best ratings. One of the best nights he’s had in years. Then I did Colbert’s show. That got fantastic ratings. He beat Fallon by a lot. Since then, NBC and I get along great.” “The Tonight Show” drew 4.46 million viewers when Trump appeared on Sept. 11, its biggest Friday audience in 18 months. Trump’s Sept. 22 sit-down on “The Late Show” on CBS averaged 4.56 million viewers,...
  • New York Times Editorial: Why the Republican Tax Plans Won’t Work

    11/01/2015 5:50:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/30/2015 | The Editorial Board
    The Republican presidential candidates were full of tax talk at this week’s debate. But none has a tax plan coherent enough to be the basis of a substantive discussion, let alone one that could meet the nation’s challenges. Take, for example, the issue of how much revenue any plan would raise or lose. All of the Republican plans focus on tax cuts, so losses are all but inevitable. Quick-and-dirty calculations of proposals from Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz show red ink running into the trillions of dollars. Yet candidates assert, against historical evidence, that revenue losses...
  • NASA Adds to Evidence of Mysterious Ancient Earthworks

    10/30/2015 9:49:40 AM PDT · by Theoria · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 Oct 2015 | Ralph Blumenthal
    High in the skies over Kazakhstan, space-age technology has revealed an ancient mystery on the ground. Satellite pictures of a remote and treeless northern steppe reveal colossal earthworks — geometric figures of squares, crosses, lines and rings the size of several football fields, recognizable only from the air and the oldest estimated at 8,000 years old. The largest, near a Neolithic settlement, is a giant square of 101 raised mounds, its opposite corners connected by a diagonal cross, covering more terrain than the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Another is a kind of three-limbed swastika, its arms ending in zigzags bent...
  • The Truth Of Black Lives Matter

    09/04/2015 4:41:01 AM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9-4-15 | Editorial Board
    The Republican Party and its acolytes in the news media are trying to demonize the protest movement that has sprung up in response to the all-too-common police killings of unarmed African-Americans across the country. The intent of the campaign evident in comments by politicians like Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is to cast the phrase Black Lives Matter as an inflammatory or even hateful anti-white expression that has no legitimate place in a civil rights campaign
  • U.S. to Deploy Special Operations Forces in Syria: Official

    10/30/2015 10:34:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/30/15 | Jim Miklaszewski
    The U.S. will send a small number of U.S. special operations forces into Syria as part of a shift in its strategy against ISIS, officials said Friday. A senior administration official confirmed that President Barack Obama has authorized a contingent of less than 50 special operations forces to deploy into northern Syria. "We have been focused on intensifying elements of our strategy that have been working, while also moving away from elements of our approach that have proven less effective," the official explained. The White House was expected to announce the decision later Friday.
  • OOPS: Watch Obama Promise That He’d Never Send Troops To Syria

    10/30/2015 9:28:32 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10-30-2015 | Sean Davis
    "My answer is simple: I will not put American boots on the ground in Syria." If you like your boots-free Syria, you can keep your boots-free Syria. The White House reversed course today and announced that the Obama administration would be deploying special forces troops and military advisers to Syria. The new White House policy directly contradicts multiple promises personally made by President Barack Obama in 2013 that he would not put combat boots on the ground in Syria.
  • Flashback 2014: Obama Promises Again Not to Send Ground Troops to Fight Militants

    10/30/2015 10:55:48 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    President Obama promised a military audience here on Wednesday that he would not send troops into combat in the campaign against Islamic militants in Iraq, as the White House sought to dispel growing confusion over exactly what role American soldiers are going to play on the battlefield in the unfolding operation.
  • How liberals are handling their defeat at the Synod

    10/27/2015 8:22:27 PM PDT · by LovedSinner · 30 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | 10/27/2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Ross Douthat of the NYT really got under the skin of a whole raft of libs who, in typical lib fashion, reacted badly and are now trying silence him. Douthat wrote about how the libs lost at the Synod, how they did not get their Church and doctrine changing agenda through. HERE go read it now. That made liberal heads explode. They signed on to a group letter whining to the Editor of Hells Bible that that sort of thing shouldnt be permitted. After all, they sneered, Douthat doesnt have a theology degree. So the libs wrote a letter....
  • Grave of Griffin Warrior at Pylos Could Be a Gateway to Civilizations

    10/27/2015 1:02:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2015 | By Nicholas Wade
    Archaeologists digging at Pylos, an ancient city on the southwest coast of Greece, have discovered the rich grave of a warrior who was buried at the dawn of European civilization. He lies with a yardlong bronze sword and a remarkable collection of gold rings, precious jewels and beautifully carved seals. Archaeologists expressed astonishment at the richness of the find and its potential for shedding light on the emergence of the Mycenaean civilization, the lost world of Agamemnon, Nestor, Odysseus and other heroes described in the epics of Homer. Probably not since the 1950s have we found such a rich tomb,...
  • The Concealed-Carry Fantasy (NYT fantasy)

    10/26/2015 9:36:18 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    The more that sensational gun violence afflicts the nation, the more that the myth of the vigilant citizen packing a legally permitted concealed weapon, fully prepared to stop the next mass shooter in his tracks, is promoted. This foolhardy notion of quick-draw resistance, however, is dramatically contradicted by a research project showing that, since 2007, at least 763 people have been killed in 579 shootings that did not involve self-defense. Tellingly, the vast majority of these concealed-carry, licensed shooters killed themselves or others rather than taking down a perpetrator. ---------------------------------------------------------------------snip-------------------------------------- The tally by the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety...
  • Jeb Bush Expresses Despair About Toxic Tone of Campaign

    A day after his campaign slashed staff and salaries to retrench ahead of the Iowa caucuses, Jeb Bush decried the toxic tone of the presidential race and suggesting that demonizing people isnt what he signed up for in this campaign. Mr. Bush made the remarks at a town hall in South Carolina, where, according to a report by CNN, he seemed fired up about taking on the person who has overshadowed him during the campaign, Donald J. Trump, who is leading most Republican polls so far. If this election is about how were going to fight to get nothing done,...
  • Kerry, Meeting With Netanyahu, Sounds a Cautious Note of Optimism (NYT alert)

    10/22/2015 8:22:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 22, 2015 | MATTHEW ROSENBERG and ALISON SMALE
    BERLIN With Israelis and Palestinians caught in another widening cycle of bloodshed, Secretary of State John Kerry met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in Berlin on Thursday and urged him to tone down the harsh language that American and European officials believe is fueling the violence. The message delivered on Thursday to Mr. Netanyahu, who claimed this week that a Muslim cleric had inspired the Holocaust, will be repeated in the coming days when Mr. Kerry meets the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, whose own comments Mr. Netanyahu and others have blamed for provoking attacks....
  • Jimmy Carter: A Five-Nation Plan to End the Syrian Crisis

    10/24/2015 8:55:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 10/23/2015 | jimmy carter
    I HAVE known Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria, since he was a college student in London, and have spent many hours negotiating with him since he has been in office. This has often been at the request of the United States government during those many times when our ambassadors have been withdrawn from Damascus because of diplomatic disputes. Bashar and his father, Hafez, had a policy of not speaking to anyone at the American Embassy during those periods of estrangement, but they would talk to me.
  • Why the NY Times attacked Conservative PACs like ours.

    10/23/2015 9:12:30 AM PDT · by lward99 · 1 replies
    Constitutional Rights ^ | 10/23/2015 | Larry Ward
    The New York Times has a Front Page hit piece out on me (Larry Ward) and my PACs. Here's what the story didn't say after four very long interviews with me...As you read this ask yourself, why are Conservative PACs the only ones ever attacked like this??? Most importantly - PAC activity is judged by the media and the Establishment by how much money is gives to candidates. I rarely give to candidates because I prefer to spend our resources fighting OUTSIDE not INSIDE Congress. I'd prefer to work with the grassroots and not institutional roots. Our issue campaign dollars...
  • NYT Columnist: Ted Cruz Is Like a 'Menacing, Stalking, Relentless' Horror Movie Villain

    10/22/2015 9:07:25 AM PDT · by Isara · 37 replies
    News Busters ^ | October 22, 2015 | Tim Graham
    Bruni accurately noted that "Dubya" rarely adds any opinion on current events or leaders in his post-presidency, and yet he was quoted attacking Cruz at a fundraiser for his brother Jeb. “I just don’t like the guy.” I think a great many Americans — including a majority of Cruz’s colleagues in Congress — know exactly how he feels. But there’s no solace in his words. Quite the opposite. He wouldn’t have felt compelled to utter them if Cruz wasn’t a possible factor in the race — if he wasn’t a menacing, stalking, relentless force to watch for and run from,...
  • The Scary Specter of Ted Cruz (NYT)

    10/21/2015 12:10:05 PM PDT · by Isara · 94 replies
    New York Times ^ | OCT. 21, 2015 | Frank Bruni
    ... His campaign has more cash on hand than that of any other Republican in the hunt. If you add super PAC money thats been officially disclosed so far to the tally, he trails only Jeb and Hillary Clinton. ... Hes the patron saint of lost causes, at least if they bring the spotlight his way. In that sense hes emblematic of the flamboyantly uncompromising comrades in the so-called Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives, who similarly confuse attention with accomplishment. All of them, with Cruz as their spiritual leader, have turned petulance into a theory of governing, or...

    10/19/2015 12:34:00 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 10-18-2015 | Paul Kengor
    October 17, 2015 is the centenary of the birth of Arthur Miller, one of the literary lefts shining lights and righteous crusaders against some of liberals worst demons: Joe McCarthy, HUAC, and, more generally, anti-communism. Yes, anti-communism. As often noted by Harvards Richard Pipes and the Hoover Institutions Robert Conquest, few things have animated liberal animus quite like anti-communism. Its not that liberals have been pro-communist so much as they are anti-anti-communist. They dislike anti-communists more than they dislike communists. Their preferred demon isnt Joe Stalin but Joe McCarthy. As James Burnham, the great ex-communist, put it, for the left,...
  • Mike Rowe on the NYT's Modern Man 27 point guide

    10/19/2015 2:45:57 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 22 replies
    Facebook ^ | 10/19/2015 | Mike Rowe
    Off The Wall Hey Mike The New York Times just published a 27-point guide on what it means to be a Modern Man. http://www.nytimes.com//m/27-ways-to-be-a-modern-man.html As someone widely regarded as a Mans Man, Id love to get your take. (Personally, Im not sure what a Mans Man is, but my wife assures me that you are one.) Don Philips Hi Don I dont know what a Mans Man is either, or if I am one, but Im not inclined to argue with another mans wife. However, I did read the Times piece, and I can tell you with some certainty that...
  • Can The New York Times Discuss Whether Mohammad's Flying Horse really Visited the Temple Mount?

    10/15/2015 8:57:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/15/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Buraq was a flying horse with a woman's head. October 15, 2015 Daniel Greenfield So the New York Times lapsed into what has been called Temple Trutherism by trying to deny the existence of the Jewish temples on the Temple Mount. Their work was taken down by Liel Leibowitz at The Tablet and others. The Times offered a limited correction. But let's have some equal time here. The Temple Mount is holy to Jews because of the Temples. So the New York Times chose to discuss whether the Temples really existed. It's holy to Muslims because Mohammed...
  • Truth and the New York Times

    10/16/2015 12:04:43 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 14, 2015 | By Scott W. Johnson
    The episode known as Rathergate represents one of the great journalistic frauds of our time. The scandal erupted from a 60 Minutes Wednesday segment rushed to air on the evening of September 8, 2004, in time to influence the approaching presidential election pitting George W. Bush against John Kerry, as it was clearly intended to do. The segment consisted of two parts that didnt quite fit together except in their antipathy to Bush. In the first part, based on an interview with the vice chairman of Kerrys national finance committee, Dan Rather essentially claimed that political influence had been brought...
  • Donald Trump Campaign Raises Specter of Boycotting Next Debate

    10/15/2015 11:27:14 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 86 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | Maggie Haberman
    An aide to Donald J. Trump has raised the possibility of the candidate not attending the next Republican presidential debate unless the criteria set by CNBC is changed, according to two people briefed on a conference call where the matter was discussed on Thursday. Several campaigns are unhappy with the criteria that has been set by CNBC, including the lack of opening and closing statements, and, as of now, the lack of a set length of time for the Oct. 28 debate at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo., according to those briefed. The concerns were aired in an...
  • NYT's Martin: Ivanka Different from Donald'Poised, Smart, Capable'

    10/14/2015 6:01:34 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Even for conservatives not inclined toward Trump, the sneering condescension of the New York Times might be enough to rally them to The Donald's defense. On this evening's With All Due Respect, the Times' Jonathan Martin, asked, after viewing a clip of Ivanka Trump, how her more active involvement would affect the campaign, responded "the comments that you heard right there are so stark to me, because they are a departure from the Trump brand that we know. I mean, she sounds like a really sort of poised, smart, capable person." So Donald's flustered, stupid and incompetent, Jonathan? View the...
  • Gowdy Responds to Charges from Ex-Staffer After Benghazi Committee 'Refused to Pay Him'

    10/12/2015 9:52:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    In an attempt to dismiss the Benghazi Select Committee as a partisan witch hunt against Hillary Clinton, an ex-committee staffer has accused the panel of being obsessed with a political agenda. Bradley F. Podliska, an investigator and Air Force Reserves officer, told The New York Times that the Benghazi committee was becoming “primarily focused” on Clinton. His comments come on the heels of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s controversial statement on "Hannity," when he said the Benghazi committee was directly responsible for sinking Clinton’s poll numbers. Chairman Trey Gowdy (S-SC), while accepting McCarthy's apology, insisted his words can't "fix the damage" done to the panel.Gowdy, again...
  • What a Relief! New York Times Editor Assures Paper Not Biased Against Hillary

    10/11/2015 9:54:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yeah, that's been our big beef with the New York Times: that it's too tough on top Democrats . . . On today's Reliable Sources on CNN, Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet assured host Brian Stelter that the paper is not "too aggressive" or "unfair" in its coverage of Hillary Clinton. As proof, Bacquet pointed to a Times story on Benghazi that "did not point a finger at her" and another story probing problems within the Benghazi committee. View the video here.
  • Poll: Trump Still Leads Fiorina, Bush, Rubio Combined

    10/10/2015 7:13:14 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 51 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | October 10, 2015
    In the race for the Republican presidential nomination, a new Reuters poll finds Donald Trump still leads Carly Fiorina, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush combined. The poll found Trump, who is number one in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, continues to hold his significant lead, with 29 percent of Republican voters saying they favor him. He is followed by Ben Carson, who held 18 percent support; Bush at 10 percent; Rubio at 8 percent; and Fiorina at 6 percent. Despite Trump's significant lead, members of the media have remained undeterred in their speculation...
  • NYT Bashes White, Rural 'Clutch of Unyielding Hard-Line Conservatives' in Congress...

    10/10/2015 8:39:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 10/10/2015 | Clay Waters
    The surprise withdrawal of Rep. Kevin McCarthy from the race for Speaker of the House gave the New York Times an excuse to issue a series of front-page stories larded up with hostile "hard-line" and "hard-right" labels mocking the apparent chaos surrounding congressional Republicans, being held "hostage" by the party's conservative wing. - See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2015/10/10/nyt-bashes-white-rural-clutch-unyielding-hard-line-conservatives#sthash.8A8MH9Mf.dpuf
  • Obama Administration Halts Program to Train Syrians to Combat ISIS

    10/09/2015 1:01:21 PM PDT · by keat · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | OCT. 9, 2015 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR, HELENE COOPER and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON After struggling for years to identify groups in Syria that it can confidently support, the Obama administration on Friday abandoned its effort to build a rebel force inside Syria to combat the Islamic State. It acknowledged the failure of its $500 million campaign to train thousands of fighters and said whatever money remained would be used to provide lethal aid for groups already engaged in the battle. Senior officials at the White House and the Pentagon said the strategy to pull fighters out of Syria, teach them advanced skills and return them to face the Islamic State had...
  • From Donald Trump, Hints of a Campaign Exit Strategy

    10/09/2015 12:30:21 PM PDT · by VinL · 88 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 10/9/15 | Maggie Hagerman
    In unmistakable ways over the last two weeks, whether he has intended to or not, Donald J. Trump has started to articulate a way out of the presidential race: a verbal parachute that makes clear he has contemplated the factors that would cause him to end his bid. It is a prospect that many in the political establishment have privately predicted as the actual voting grows closer. In three separate television interviews, Mr. Trump, who has made his standing in the polls a central facet of his campaign message, spoke about what would prompt him to quit a race in...
  • You can see why so many are high on Rubio

    10/07/2015 2:15:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | October 7, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is not leading the race nationally or in any state polls. Yet many political onlookers are convinced he has the best chance to win the nomination. For reasons I have discussed elsewhere, that may be true, but it is too early to say. Aside from predicting the fall of Donald Trump and Ben Carson, on what is the Rubio rise predicated? There are at least a dozen factors: 1. He is the candidate most adept at fencing with the media. He turned ridiculous New York Times pieces on traffic tickets and a fishing boat into fundraising...
  • Harvard's Prestigious Debate Team Loses to New York Prison Inmates

    10/07/2015 12:01:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 7 October 2015 | Lauren Gambino
    Prisoners participating in Bard College initiative to provide them a liberal arts education beat Ivy League students who won national title only months agoMonths after winning a national title, Harvards debate team has fallen to a group of New York prison inmates. The showdown took place at the Eastern correctional facility in New York, a maximum-security prison where convicts can take courses taught by faculty from nearby Bard College, and where inmates have formed a popular debate club. Last month they invited the Ivy League undergraduates and this years national debate champions over for a friendly competition. Ive seen how...
  • Roseburg, Reeling From Massacre, Finds Security in Gun Ownership

    10/07/2015 11:01:37 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 7, 2015 | JACK HEALY and JULIE TURKEWITZ
    A week has passed since J.J. Vicari huddled underneath a desk while gunshots exploded in the classroom next door. Now, he is thinking about guns. Not about tightening gun laws, as President Obama urged after nine people were killed at the community college here. But about buying one for himself. Its opened my eyes, said Mr. Vicari, 19. I want to have a gun in the house to protect myself, to protect the people Im with. Im sure Ill have a normal life and never have to go through anything like this, but I want to be sure. Mr. Obama...
  • NYT Has Hillary Fundraiser, Fined CEO Steven Rattner Writing About Fiorina

    10/06/2015 9:19:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Greg Richter
    Steven Rattner, a fundraiser for Democrat Hillary Clinton and someone who was fined by the SEC, has a column criticizing Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina in The New York Times titled "Carly Fiorina Really Was That Bad." ... "Not mentioned by the Times is the fact Rattner was once President Obamas 'Car Czar' back during the Cash-for-Clunkers days. Hes also a major fundraiser for (drumroll) Hillary Clinton." Rattner also paid $10 million in fines to the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2010 for alleged involvement in a New York State pension fund scandal. ... Whats next, Grey Lady? Can we...
  • The New York Times and the rehabilitation of Steven Rattner

    10/06/2015 9:04:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2013 | Ryan Chittum
    The New York Times is declaring that disgraced private equity mogul Steven Rattner has gotten his reputation back in the Manhattan lunch circles that matter. This was probably only a matter of time given that it was the Times itself that played a leading role in his rehabilitation. Its Andrew Ross Sorkin, naturally, who pronounces the cleansing complete, even wondering aloud if Rattner could be a Treasury secretary someday. This about a guy who just two years ago paid $16 million to settle SEC and New York lawsuits against him for taking part in a kickback scheme with public officials...