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  • ‘Have You No Decency, Sir?’ [Sir=Paul Krugman]

    01/12/2011 9:24:56 AM PST · by freespirited · 13 replies
    Commentary ^ | 01/12/11 | John Steele Gordon
    I agree completely with Pete that Krauthammer’s column is a great blow to Krugman. It’s made all the more forceful by the fact that Krauthammer is not only a brilliant columnist but also a psychiatrist by training. I also agree that this may be a tipping point in Krugman’s disgraceful career as a columnist. For one thing, he is intellectually lazy and seems to operate on the principle that a Krugman assertion is, ipso facto, an established fact. He rarely buttresses his assertions with evidence. His one bit of evidence that ”eliminationist rhetoric” in American political life is overwhelmingly on...
  • Kinsley's Sneering NYT Review Of Bush Memoir Accuses Him Of 'Stealing' 2000 Election

    12/19/2010 5:06:09 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could Michael Kinsley possibly be any more predictable? His review of George Bush's "Decision Points," appearing in today's Sunday New York Times, is precisely the smug piece of sneering partisanship you would expect to find in this paper and from this quintessential liberal MSM elitist. As the headline indicates, Kinsley flatly accuses W of "stealing" the 2000 election. Kinsley offers no proof, but surely most of the people who will read this review require none. They take it as a matter of deep partisan faith. Speaking of faith, the former Crossfire man is mocking of Bush's. Consider this excerpt: "[H]e...
  • Study: Some Viewers Were Misinformed by TV News

    12/18/2010 4:30:33 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    New York Time ^ | December 17,2012 | BRIAN STELTER
    “Almost daily” viewers of Fox News, the authors said, were 31 points more likely to mistakenly believe that “most economists have estimated the health care law will worsen the deficit;” were 30 points more likely to believe that “most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring;” and were 14 points more likely to believe that “the stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts.” They were also 13 points more likely to mistakenly believe “the auto bailout only occurred under Obama;” 12 points more likely to believe that “when TARP came up for a vote most Republicans opposed...
  • New York Times - A Note to Readers: The Decision to Publish Diplomatic Documents

    11/28/2010 3:27:49 PM PST · by markomalley · 164 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 11/28/2010
    The articles published today and in coming days are based on thousands of United States embassy cables, the daily reports from the field intended for the eyes of senior policy makers in Washington. The New York Times and a number of publications in Europe were given access to the material several weeks ago and agreed to begin publication of articles based on the cables Sunday online. The Times believes that the documents serve an important public interest, illuminating the goals, successes, compromises and frustrations of American diplomacy in a way that other accounts cannot match.
  • Palin Support Limited Among Wealthy, College-Educated Republicans (here comes MSM talking points)

    11/24/2010 6:12:30 PM PST · by dselig · 106 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 24, 2010, 8:44 pm | By NATE SILVER
    Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, is among the more natural populist politicians of our time, frequently critiquing elites in the press, the Democratic Party, and the Republican establishment. It is one of the reasons — along with her working-class background and the sense of authenticity that she can often convey — that she is so popular with some voters. One potential problem for Ms. Palin, however, is that plenty of well-to-do and well-educated voters — those whom we might think of as belonging to the elite — will be participating in the Republican primaries. Three recent surveys of Republican...
  • With Angle Up 4, NYT on Harry Reid: ‘Some Republicans Fear Losing Such a Powerful Ally in...

    10/30/2010 12:50:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 30, 2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Complete title: With Angle Up 4, NYT on Harry Reid: ‘Some Republicans Fear Losing Such a Powerful Ally in Washington’ In a classic example of liberal media bias, the front page of the print edition of today’s New York Times carries an above-the-fold story about the Nevada U.S. Senate race--headlined, “In Nevada, It’s Hold Nose and Cast Vote.” At one point, the story says: “Some Republicans fear losing such a powerfully ally in Washington—no matter that his name is Reid—at a time when Nevada is in precarious economic shape.”But the story does not quote a single Republican from Nevada or elsewhere, or site a single...
  • NY Times goes to idiotic lengths to take a poke at Israel

    10/18/2010 12:35:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2010 | Leo Rennert
    In monitoring New York Times coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I've served up numerous examples of how its correspondents spin, distort, bend and ignore the truth so as to paint Israel in a bad light. But there are no polite adjectives for the idiotic lengths to which Times correspondent Isabel Kershner goes to take a poke at Israel in her Oct. 18 article about resumption of mediation efforts to negotiate release of Sgt. Gilad Shalit from his lengthy Hamas captivity in Gaza ("Israel Renews Bid to Free Soldier Held by Hamas" page A4).  This bit of poisonous anti-Israel propaganda...
  • NY Times correspondent attacks Israel's ultimate existential deterrent

    10/17/2010 1:36:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2010 | Leo Rennert
    In a review of Avner Cohen's "The Worst Kept Secret," Ethan Bronner, the Times' Jerusalem bureau chief, joins a growing tide of pressures on Israel -- from the Arab League, the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference, and even the Obama administration -- to come clean and open its nuclear program to global scrutiny. Israel's half-century-old policy of nuclear ambiguity -- "don't ask, don't tell" whether it has a nuclear arsenal -- has served it well as its ultimate deterrent.  Today, it keeps Iranian leaders, in their vow to destroy the Jewish state, guessing whether an all-out missile attack on Israel from...
  • NYT Co. Pays The Price on Circulation (Dinosaur Media Deathwatch)

    09/23/2010 10:55:03 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/23/10 | By MARTIN PEERS
    Talk about one-time gains. Price increases at the New York Times and Boston Globe in mid-2009 helped New York Times Co. show healthy growth in circulation revenue for several quarters. Until now.
  • Tea Party rebels terrify US politicians (And this Lefty Jourbalist, it seems)

    09/19/2010 8:42:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Malaysian Daily Sun ^ | September 20, 2010 | Eric S.Margolis
    THERE’S always a revolution of some sort going on in America, be it political, cultural, or technological. Chairman Mao, who loved revolution, would have been envious of America. Now that summer has ended, the United States is gripped by revolutionary political fever as the November mid-term election approaches. The only thing on Washington’s mind right now is domestic politics. Eighty per cent of voters are angry at government and frightened by the nation’s sagging economy and nearly 10% jobless rate. High unemployment is always very bad news for the party in power. President Barack Obama’s ratings have plummeted. Democrats are...
  • Primary Day 2010: The Tea Party’s Snarl

    09/16/2010 7:42:07 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 16, 2010
    ...But for voters of all stripes, Tuesday’s primaries should illuminate the growling face of a new fringe in American politics — and provide the incentive for level-headed voters to become enthusiastic about the midterm election. Republican leaders have to decide if they want the tiny fraction of furious voters who have showed up at the primary polls to steer them into the swamp for years ahead. They have a chance to repudiate the worst of the Tea Party crowd and show that they can govern without appealing to the basest political instincts. So far, they have preferred to greedily capitalize...
  • New York Times Will End Print Edition (Eventually), Publisher Says (50% cut in newsroom staff?)

    09/10/2010 12:17:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Atlantic ^ | 9/9/10 | Kevin Fallon
    While speaking at a conference in London, chairman and publisher of The New York Times Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. made a major statement about the future of his publication: "We will stop printing The New York Times sometime in the future, date TBD."
  • NYT Defends Obama From Critics: Nobody Listens To Pundits Anymore

    06/20/2010 4:00:46 PM PDT · by Justaham · 6 replies ^ | 6-20-10 | Noel Sheppard
    New York Times writer Adam Nagourney asked an interesting question Sunday: "Does It Matter if Obama Loses the Pundits?" The question was precipitated by the President's abysmal performance in his Tuesday Gulf Coast oil spill address and, in particular, how media members on both sides of the aisle gave him pretty poor grades. Finding this obviously inconvenient, Nagourney set out to defend Obama from his critics by surprisingly making the case that nobody cares what pundits say anymore. There was a time when the after-action takes of big commentators were sought out by Americans trying to assess the latest news...
  • Let’s Be Honest: The Real Problem With Our Financial System Is The American Dream

    06/12/2010 8:35:29 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 22 replies · 1,109+ views
    NY SLimes via Business Insider ^ | 12 June 2010 | Joe Nocera
    Sheila Bair, the chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, began her week with a bit of honest heresy, the kind that only she, among all the bank regulators, seems willing to utter in the wake of the financial crisis. Deep in a speech she delivered Monday before the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers — a speech that got surprisingly little attention — Ms. Bair listed her three main recommendations to “put the mortgage industry on a sounder footing.” The first two were the usual suspects: better consumer education and protection, and a reformed securitization market. Her third proposal, however,...
  • S.C. Strikes Again [Gail Collins finds us quaint]

    06/12/2010 12:09:27 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 44 replies · 949+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 11, 2010 | GAIL COLLINS
    Alvin Greene filed for our sins. Greene, an unemployed 32-year-old, is currently the most famous Democratic candidate in South Carolina. He just won the nomination to run against Senator Jim DeMint in November, overcoming major obstacles such as not having campaign staff, campaign funds, a campaign Web site, cellphone or personal computer. And then there’s the felony charge pending for allegedly showing a University of South Carolina student a pornographic picture. I’m sorry we have to keep coming back to South Carolina. There are 50 states, and I’m sure every single one has some really peculiar political phenomena that we...
  • Diocese refuses to release papers in sex-abuse case (More Ratzinger letters)

    05/21/2010 9:19:42 AM PDT · by TSgt · 104 replies · 807+ views ^ | 05/21/2010 01:18 AM | Joe Wojtas
    Attorney in alleged victim's lawsuit seeks to document charges against former local priest New London - A woman who says the late Catholic priest Rev. Thomas Shea sexually abused her when she was a girl is trying to force the Diocese of Norwich to release 661 pages of documents - including a 2005 letter about Shea that current Bishop Michael Cote sent to then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who is now Pope Benedict XVI. Diocesan attorneys are fighting an attempt by New London attorney Robert Reardon to force the release of the documents. Reardon has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the...
  • Poll Shows Most in U.S. Want Overhaul of Immigration Laws

    05/03/2010 3:44:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 413+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 3, 2010 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and MEGAN THEE-BRENAN
    LOS ANGELES — The overwhelming majority of Americans think that the country’s immigration policies need to be seriously overhauled. And despite protests against Arizona’s stringent new immigration enforcement law, a slim majority of Americans support it, even though they say it may lead to racial profiling. With the signing of the Arizona on April 23 and reports of renewed efforts in Washington to rethink immigration, there has been an uptick in the number of Americans who describe illegal immigration as a serious problem. But the poll — conducted April 28 through May 2 with 1,079 adults, and with a margin...
  • You Can't Have Your Country Back

    04/25/2010 12:48:37 PM PDT · by dmitrybystrolyotov · 24 replies · 761+ views
    Issues and Views: The Blog ^ | April 2, 2010 | Elizabeth Wright
    In two articles, the New York Times offers us essentially the same theme and point of view, first from a black columnist, Charles Blow, and then from a white one, Frank Rich. You could render the theme as: White people are dwindling away and there's nothing you can do about it, Ha, Ha! Each writer seems to impart satisfaction over the fact that, at long last, whites will have a minimum influence in the nation founded by their ancestors. The theme is in keeping with former President Bill Clinton's discourse when he exulted, back in the 1990s, over the fact...
  • SOS -- RED ALERT -- New York Times About to Put American Troops in Deadly Peril

    04/14/2010 12:21:42 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 17 replies · 1,060+ views
    Big Government ^ | 04/14/2010 | Brad Thor
    I have just received word that the New York Times is preparing to go public with a list of names of Americans covertly working in Afghanistan providing force protection for our troops, as well as the rest of our Coalition Forces. If the Times actually sees this through, the red ink they are drowning in will be nothing compared to the blood their entire organization will be covered with. Make no mistake, the Times is about to cause casualty rates in Afghanistan to skyrocket. Each and every American should be outraged. As chronicled here, here, here, and here the Central...
  • One Classroom, From Sea to Shining Sea (nanny staters want to end local control of schools)

    04/12/2010 10:10:21 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 1,298+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2010-03-19 | Susan Jacoby
    American public education, a perennial whipping boy for both the political right and left, is once again making news in ways that show how difficult it will be to cure what ails the nation’s schools. Only last week, President Obama declared that every high school graduate must be fully prepared for college or a job (who knew?) and called for significant changes in the No Child Left Behind law. In Kansas City, Mo., officials voted to close nearly half the public schools there to save money. And the Texas Board of Education approved a new social studies curriculum playing down...
  • Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

    04/05/2010 5:37:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 353 replies · 9,535+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 5, 2010 | DAVID E. SANGER and PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons, even in self defense. But the president said in an interview that he was carving out an exception for “outliers like Iran and North Korea” that have violated or renounced the main treaty to halt nuclear proliferation. Discussing his approach to nuclear security the day before formally releasing his new strategy, Mr. Obama described his policy as part of a broader effort to edge the world toward making nuclear weapons obsolete, and to...
  • holding the New York Times accountable

    03/31/2010 1:26:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies · 444+ views ^ | March 31, 2010 11:46 AM | Phil Lawler
    holding the New York Times accountable   By Phil Lawler | March 31, 2010 11:46 AM "It doesn't seem right that the Catholic Church is spending Holy Week practicing the unholy art of spin," writes Maureen Dowd, in another of her toxic columns for the New York Times.Well, Maureen, the Church wouldn't be answering charges this week if irresponsible journalists weren't making unsupported claims, and writing vile columns based on smirks and cheap shots. It's not "spin" when you try to clear the record after newspaper reports have muddied it. "Spin" is when you churn out opinions without basing them...
  • Catholic Caucus: Accusations that Pope Complicit in Abuse Cover-Up Fall Flat

    03/30/2010 7:35:01 AM PDT · by topher · 4 replies · 267+ views
    Monday March 29, 2010 Accusations that Pope Complicit in Abuse Cover-Up Fall Flat By James TillmanMarch 29, 2010 ( - Since the New York Times attempted to connect Pope Benedict XVI with the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, pundits have not let up on the pressure on the pontiff. Christopher Hitchens wrote recently that Benedict XVI's "whole career has the stench of evil," joining a host of pundits that have attacked him over the abuse crisis, and even called for his resignation.  Yet according to defenders of the pope, the noise caused by the three primary claims...
  • New York Times Staffers Furious Over The Huge Raise Executives Gave Themselves

    03/26/2010 5:36:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies · 1,098+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 26, 2010 | Gillian Reagan |
    Some New York Times Co... staffers are boiling about their top executives' huge $12 million payouts in 2009. Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr.'s compensation more than doubled in 2009, to nearly $6 million. President and CEO Janet Robinson also boosted her earnings by 32%, to $6.3 million. During the same year, the New York newsroom lost 100 staffers to buyouts and layoffs, along with pay and benefit cuts at sister publications. "We watched our colleagues pack their boxes and he is making $6 million? It's a joke."
  • Warned About Abuse, Vatican Failed to Defrock Priest

    03/24/2010 8:43:18 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 30 replies · 780+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 25th 2010 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    Top Vatican officials — including the future Pope Benedict XVI — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys, even though several American bishops repeatedly warned them that failure to act on the matter could embarrass the church, according to church files newly unearthed as part of a lawsuit. The internal correspondence from bishops in Wisconsin directly to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the future pope, shows that while church officials tussled over whether the priest should be dismissed, their highest priority was protecting the church from scandal. The documents emerge as Pope Benedict is facing other...
  • Paranoid Anti-Military Movie 'Green Zone' Hailed by Top NY Times Movie Critic

    03/15/2010 8:57:08 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 52 replies · 1,082+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/12/10 | Clay Waters
    The New York Times's top movie critic A.O. Scott on Friday reviewed “Green Zone,” a leftist fantasy about the Iraq War starring Matt Damon, in which the U.S. military are the bad guys. Scott embraced the movie's hard-left politics and fantastical anti-military plot, showcased in the movie's “hero” played by Damon, disillusioned Army officer Roy Miller Without divulging the paranoid plot points of the narrative, (Damon's character is targeted for assassination by the U.S. military and corrupt government officials) NY Times A.O.Scott vouched for the basic truth of the anti-American story.
  • ACLU to release full-page NYT ad criticizing White House for 9/11 trials

    03/06/2010 2:37:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies · 706+ views
    ACLU to release full-page NYT ad criticizing White House for 9/11 trials By Tony Romm - 03/06/10 04:59 PM ET The American Civil Liberties Union is hammering the Obama administration this weekend for reversing its pledge to try 9/11 terror suspects in civilian courts. In light of recent news that the president may instead try those five suspected terrorists before military commissions, the ACLU plans to release a full-page advertisement in The New York Times this Sunday, criticizing the White House for its change of heart. “If this stunning reversal comes to pass, President Obama will deal a death blow...
  • Coffee Party Parasites (Coffee Party founder exposed)

    03/02/2010 10:02:19 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies · 982+ views
    legal insurrection ^ | March 2, 2010 | William A. Jacobson
    The New York Times and Washington Post are promoting a group called the "Coffee Party" organized by filmmaker Annabel Park. The Coffee Party is a political parasite which presents itself as something it is not. As reported in the NY Times, Park presents herself as not hostile to the Tea Party movement, and in fact, hopes to bring some Tea Partiers into her group: “We’re not the opposite of the Tea Party,” Ms. Park, 41, said. “We’re a different model of civic participation, but in the end we may want some of the same things.” .... Ms. Park and chapter...
  • The New Poor

    02/22/2010 10:33:38 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 41 replies · 948+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 1/22/2010 | Peter S. Goodman
    Even as the American economy shows tentative signs of a rebound, the human toll of the recession continues to mount, with millions of Americans remaining out of work, out of savings and nearing the end of their unemployment benefits. Economists fear that the nascent recovery will leave more people behind than in past recessions, failing to create jobs in sufficient numbers to absorb the record-setting ranks of the long-term unemployed. Call them the new poor: people long accustomed to the comforts of middle-class life who are now relying on public assistance for the first time in their lives -- potentially...
  • NY Times investigating plagiarism allegations

    02/16/2010 1:35:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 410+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/10 | AP
    NEW YORK – The New York Times is looking into the work of one its reporters following accusations that he plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal and other sources. The paper published an editor's note online Sunday and in papers Monday that said reporter Zachery Kouwe "appears to have improperly appropriated wording and passages published by other news organizations." The Times said Journal editors pointed out similarities between a Journal story from Feb. 5 and Times pieces later that day and on Feb. 6. The Times said a search found other similar examples taken from media outlets like Reuters and...
  • A Peek in the Times’ Archives

    11/10/2009 8:57:55 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 299+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 11-10-2009 | Eric Posner
    Sept. 1, 1939 Nazis Invade Poland Overcrowding in Germany Cited Sept. 2, 1939 For Nazis, a Hard Time To Be Europeans Neighbors’ Suspicions Caused Stress, Resentment Sept. 3, 1939 In Central Europe, Other Countries Invade Their Neighbors, Too Sept. 4, 1939 When Fuhrers Snap Rallies, Pogroms Took Toll on Leader
  • Don't Build Up

    10/31/2009 5:15:23 AM PDT · by kralcmot · 12 replies · 673+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 28, 2009 | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
    It is crunch time on Afghanistan, so here’s my vote: We need to be thinking about how to reduce our footprint and our goals there in a responsible way, not dig in deeper. We simply do not have the Afghan partners, the NATO allies, the domestic support, the financial resources or the national interests to justify an enlarged and prolonged nation-building effort in Afghanistan. I base this conclusion on three principles. First, when I think back on all the moments of progress in that part of the world — all the times when a key player in the Middle East...
  • Victory for Obama Over Military Lobby [And Loss for U.S. and Obama Says "More Waste To Cut"!]

    10/28/2009 6:42:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies · 1,226+ views
    NYTimes ^ | October 28th 2009
    Victory for Obama Over Military Lobby CHRISTOPHER DREW October 28, 2009 When the Obama administration proposed canceling a host of expensive weapons systems last spring, some of the military industry’s allies in Congress assumed, as they had in the past, that they would have the final say. But as the president signed a $680 billion military policy bill on Wednesday, it was clear that he had succeeded in paring back nearly all of the programs and setting a tone of greater restraint than the Pentagon had seen in many years. Now the question is whether Mr. Obama can sustain that...
  • Lame Gray Lady: NYT Scrubs Major Portion of Original Obama-Olympics Article [FR mentioned]

    10/04/2009 11:40:54 AM PDT · by 50mm · 129 replies · 8,514+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 4, 2009 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Those who read the New York Times's coverage of the unsuccessful results of Barack and Michelle Obama's attempt to seal the 2016 Summer Olympics bid for Chicago on Friday afternoon ('For Obama, an Unsuccessful Campaign") might want to read it again.</p>
  • NYT: For Obama, An Unsuccessful Campaign ["He Could Not Even Muster The Silver Or Bronze"]

    10/02/2009 1:44:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 147 replies · 11,495+ views
    NYTimes ^ | October 02nd 2009
    For Obama, An Unsuccessful Campaign By PETER BAKER October 2, 2009 COPENHAGEN — President Obama not only failed to bring home the gold, he could not even muster the silver or bronze. A dramatic 20-hour mission across the ocean to persuade the International Olympic Committee to give the 2016 Summer Games to Chicago proved such a miscalculation that his adopted hometown finished fourth of four candidate cities. Rarely has a president put his credibility on the line on the world stage in such a personal way and been slapped down so sharply in real time. While Chicago may have lost...
  • White House to Scrap Bush’s Approach to Missile Shield

    09/17/2009 7:09:46 AM PDT · by balls · 167 replies · 5,650+ views
    Slimes ^ | 9/17/2009 | PETER BAKER and NICHOLAS KULISH
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans to announce on Thursday that it will scrap former President George W. Bush’s planned missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic and instead deploy a reconfigured system aimed more at intercepting shorter-range Iranian missiles, according to people familiar with the plans. President Obama decided not to deploy a sophisticated radar system in the Czech Republic or 10 ground-based interceptors in Poland, as Mr. Bush had planned. Instead, the new system his administration is developing would deploy smaller SM-3 missiles, at first aboard ships and later probably either in southern Europe or Turkey,...
  • OPERATION Can You Hear Us Now - Targets Big Media!!! Save the date - 10/17/09

    09/15/2009 7:18:27 AM PDT · by Ibleedred · 94 replies · 6,284+ views
    Website - ^ | September 15th, 2009 | Webmaster
    Obviously, the "main stream" media are hard of hearing and seeing. About 2 million mad-as-hell taxpayers assembling in Washington, D.C. for the largest-ever (most well-behaved ever, most respectful ever) protest did not make it onto their radar screens (or our TV screens). They need our help. Maybe we cannot repeat an assembly of 2 million mad-as-hell taxpaying patriots in one place, but surely those who longed to go and couldn't would love to be a part of Operation "Can You Hear Us Now?" I'll bet for every one patriot who went to D.C. there are 10-20 more who wished they...
  • Poll: News media's credibility plunges to new low

    09/14/2009 12:50:07 AM PDT · by Saije · 31 replies · 1,497+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/14/2009 | Michael Liedtke
    The news media's credibility is sagging along with its revenue. Nearly two-thirds of Americans think the news stories they read, hear and watch are frequently inaccurate, according to a poll released Sunday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. That marks the highest level of skepticism recorded since 1985, when this study of public perceptions of the media was first done. The poll didn't distinguish between Internet bloggers and reporters employed by newspapers and broadcasters, leaving the definition of "news media" up to each individual who was questioned. The survey polled 1,506 adults on the phone...
  • Report Shows Tight C.I.A. Control on Interrogations [Front page tomorrow's New York Times..]

    08/25/2009 6:25:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 1,957+ views
    Report Shows Tight C.I.A. Control on Interrogations By SCOTT SHANE and MARK MAZZETTI WASHINGTON — Two 17-watt fluorescent-tube bulbs — no more, no less — illuminated each cell, 24 hours a day. White noise played constantly but was never to exceed 79 decibels. A prisoner could be doused with 41-degree water but for only 20 minutes at a stretch. The Central Intelligence Agency’s secret interrogation program operated under strict rules, and the rules were dictated from Washington with the painstaking, eye-glazing detail beloved by any bureaucracy. The first news reports this week about hundreds of pages of newly released documents...
  • Justice Dept. Report Advises Pursuing C.I.A. Abuse Cases

    08/23/2009 10:07:50 PM PDT · by james500 · 26 replies · 2,409+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 8/24/2009 | DAVID JOHNSTON
    The Justice Department’s ethics office has recommended reversing the Bush administration and reopening nearly a dozen prisoner-abuse cases, potentially exposing Central Intelligence Agency employees and contractors to prosecution for brutal treatment of terrorism suspects, according to a person officially briefed on the matter. The recommendation by the Office of Professional Responsibility, presented to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in recent weeks, comes as the Justice Department is about to disclose on Monday voluminous details on prisoner abuse that were gathered in 2004 by the C.I.A.’s inspector general but have never been released. When the C.I.A. first referred its inspector...
  • Karl Marx Is ‘Back in Vogue,’ NYT Book Reviewer Enthuses

    08/20/2009 3:33:21 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 40 replies · 1,342+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | August 19, 2009 - 17:35 | Scott Whitlock
    New York Times book critic Dwight Garner on Wednesday enthused over a new biography of Friedrich Engels, cooing that Marxism is “back in vogue” and adding that the founding communist comes across as a “jovial man of outsize appetites” in Tristram Hunt’s new biography “Marx’s General.” Garner opened the review by insisting that decrying capitalism is now hip again: “Thanks to globalism’s discontents and the financial crisis that has spread across the planet, Karl Marx and his analysis of capitalism’s dark, wormy side are back in vogue.”
  • Palin's Hairdresser is POed....(Vanity)

    07/19/2009 2:51:22 PM PDT · by ak267 · 50 replies · 1,990+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 07-19-2009 | ak267
    Palin Hairdresser: NYT Was Lying About "Hair Thinning" Claim By Tim Lindell Chalk this up as Stupid Palin Meme of the Week: In a July 12th hit piece published on the front page of the New York Times, reporters Jim Rutenberg and Serge Kovaleski (assisted by Kim Severson and William Yardley in Alaska) made the following claim: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Friends worried that she appeared anxious and underweight. Her hair had thinned to the point where she needed emergency help from her hairdresser and close friend, Jessica Steele. “Honestly, I think all of it just broke her heart,” Ms. Steele said in...
  • For Alaska, a Remarkably Tumultuous Year

    07/19/2009 7:35:07 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 11 replies · 594+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 7/19/09 | William Yardley
    WASILLA, Alaska — Politics and parody converge in the new Alaska. Right there on Wasilla Lake not long ago, in clear view of the former residence of Gov. Sarah Palin, two Russian pastors dipped seven Russian teenagers into the water as their mothers and fathers sang Russian hymns on a brilliant morning.
  • Sanford Case a New Dose of Bad News for Republicans (New York Times Hopes)

    06/24/2009 8:44:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 922+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 25, 2009 | JIM RUTENBERG
    Republicans were just starting to breathe a little easier. The news that Senator John Ensign had had an affair with a former aide who was married to another former aide was fading. Polls showed some voter impatience with President Obama’s policies, if not with the president himself. And the Politico, the insidery Web site that is widely read in the capital’s political precincts, even featured an article exploring the possibility of a Republican Party comeback. Then Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, a fiscal conservative seen by many Republicans as an attractive standard-bearer for the next presidential campaign, went missing....

    06/07/2009 3:30:18 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 152 replies · 7,795+ views ^ | 06/07/09 | Drudge
    no link, just headline

    05/20/2009 3:06:49 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 620+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 20, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    CONFLICT-of-interest stories make great front-page headlines -- except when the newspaper that revels in breaking them is itself in the middle of an ethical morass. Take The New York Times. The Times acknowledged this weekend that it had spiked a story on possible illegal coordination between left-wing activist groups ACORN and Project Vote and the Obama campaign just before Election Day. The charges involved Team Obama sharing top campaign-donor lists with ACORN's supposedly nonpartisan canvassing arm, Project Vote (the same group Obama worked for as a community organizer). New York Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt tried to spin it as...
  • Analyst: NYT stock could be worth zero

    04/22/2009 8:03:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies · 1,123+ views
    BizJournals ^ | 4/22/09 | Tim McLaughlin
    A case could be made that New York Times Co. shares are worth nothing as the newspaper company’s debt load threatens to overwhelm its earnings power, a Barclays Capital analyst said Wednesday. “Net debt to (operating profit) is way too high,” Barclays analyst Craig Huber said in a research note. “We could argue the stock to zero given the high debt load.” -snip- "In our opinion, the long-term viability of the company may be at stake, though.”
  • Should we be worried for Glenn Beck?(barf alert)

    04/11/2009 4:38:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 56 replies · 2,681+ views ^ | April 10, 2009 | Alex Koppelman
    Seriously, can someone check on Fox News host Glenn Beck? I ask because it certainly looks like the poor guy's finally gone completely 'round the bend, and at the very least someone should do him the favor of checking his molars to make sure that whatever alien radio station his fillings are receiving plays some good music occasionally. On his show Thursday night, the ever-eccentric Beck seemed to be pushed over the edge by that New York Times report saying -- as the president had said repeatedly when on the campaign trail -- that the Obama admistration plans to move...
  • NY Times Mocks SC Governor for 'Extreme' Frugality, Stimulus Rejection

    04/06/2009 12:42:22 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 5 replies · 475+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 6, 2009 - 15:09 | Clay Waters
    Saturday's New York Times front-page story by Shaila Dewan from Columbia, S.C., was a hostile profile of the state's conservative Republican Gov. Mark Sanford, who has been unpopular on the Times news pages ever since he dared challenge Barack Obama's expensive spending ideas. Dewan mocked Sanford's "extreme" frugality (an odd thing to make fun of in these recessionary times) in "Rejecting Aid, One Governor Irks His Own." Showing her own frugality, Dewan squeezed two insults into her first line:
  • Did the Times Spike a Story Showing ACORN-Obama Ties?

    04/03/2009 4:08:16 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies · 854+ views
    Slimes Watch ^ | March 31st | Clay Waters
    Did the Times spike a story linking the left-wing activist group ACORN to the Obama campaign? A Republican lawyer made that claim at a House hearing two weeks ago, claiming information from ACORN whistleblower Anita Moncrief. The Philadelphia Bulletin newspaper reported on Monday: A lawyer involved with legal action against Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) told a House Judiciary subcommittee on March 19 The New York Times had killed a story in October that would have shown a close link between ACORN, Project Vote and the Obama campaign because it would have been a “a game changer.”