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  • Keller’s Elitism is America’s Poison

    05/09/2012 4:37:58 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-09-12 | Wordsmith
    Former NYTimes executive editor (from July 2003 until September 2011) Bill Keller regarding FOX News in an op-ed over the weekend: It is the most reliable profit center, expected to net a billion dollars this fiscal year. It is untainted so far by the metastasizing scandals. It is a source of political influence more durable than Murdoch’s serial romances with British prime ministers. This year the Fox News Primary probably did more to nominate Mitt Romney than New Hampshire or Michigan. And yet I would argue that — at least for Americans — Fox News is Murdoch’s most toxic legacy....
  • New York Times Columnist Bumps into Reality, Learns Nothing

    04/23/2012 5:36:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The pro-statism crowd routinely argues that we need more government. Every so often, though, one of them inadvertently stumbles on the truth. But they then refuse to draw the logical conclusion. For instance. One of President Obama’s health appointees noted that quality increases and prices fall when markets are allowed to operate – yet he concluded that we should further restrict market forces in health care.The IRS Commission admitted the tax code is a complicated mess and that he pays someone else to compile his tax return – yet he dodged a question about whether Congress should fix the mess...
  • “Hare, hunter, field” — Castration for deviancy

    03/22/2012 6:06:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Get Religion ^ | March 21, 2012
    Montgomer Clift in Judgment at Nuremberg The New York Post usually wins the award for best worst headline amongst the New York metropolitan papers. “Headless body in topless bar” remains my favorite.The New York Times however is giving the Post a run for their money. In the 21 March 2012 issue on page A4 we have “Dutch Church is accused of castrating young men”.This is not a story for the faint of heart. And, if you were looking for a fair, informed treatment of the story, look elsewhere.Here is the lede. A young man in the care of the Roman...
  • Notre Dame professor rebuked for defending contraception in NY Times

    03/16/2012 1:43:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    EWTN ^ | March 16, 2012 | Benjamin Mann
    Notre Dame philosophy professor Gary Gutting A professed Catholic who holds the Notre Dame Endowed Chair in Philosophy has drawn a sharp rebuke for his public rejection of the Church's teaching authority on contraception and other subjects. “According to Professor Gary Gutting, the 'people of the Church have spoken' and they don't accept the teaching of the Church on this particular point,” noted Professor William E. May of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. “However, that does not settle the issue, because our Lord himself has given the authority to speak in his...
  • NY Times still advertising during 'Rush Limbaugh Show'

    03/15/2012 5:49:48 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 15, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    While Media Matters for America has been eager to argue that conservative talker Rush Limbaugh’s radio show has suffered in the wake of controversial remarks he made recently on his show, the liberal attack group is not telling the whole story when it claims the program’s flagship station, WABC 770 AM in New York City, has had to broadcast dead air during commercial breaks because of the flap. Last week the Media Matters website pointed out the dead air on the station’s online “listen live” feed. But the group ignored what was aired over the broadcast airwaves, which often dramatically...
  • Psst - Obama Lost the Birth Control Mandate Debate (NYT poll conceals "fail")

    03/14/2012 8:55:53 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    Daily Caller - KausFiles ^ | March 14, 2012 | Mickey Kaus
    Caught cocooning in public: Here’s what the NYT‘s story on its latest poll told readers: In recent weeks, there has been much debate over the government’s role in guaranteeing insurance coverage for contraception, including for those who work for religious organizations. The poll found that women were split as to whether health insurance plans should cover the costs of birth control and whether employers with religious objections should be able to opt out. If the Times says women were “split,” you know that must mean they were actually narrowly against the NYT‘s preferred position. Sure enough, when asked, “Should health...
  • Study Warns of Economic Damage in a Keystone Spill (Slimes running cover for Obama with fake study)

    03/14/2012 4:37:42 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    ny times ^ | 3/14/2012 | DAN FROSCH
    A report released on Tuesday by Cornell University’s Global Labor Institute concludes that the economic damage caused by potential spills from the Keystone XL pipeline could far outweigh the benefits of jobs created by the project. The institute, which advocates the creation of union jobs in renewable energy and analyzes sustainability issues, said that more than a million people work in agricultural or tourism jobs in the six states along Keystone XL’s route and that the economic costs could be considerable if a major spill occurred. The risks of an economically damaging accident are higher than those for conventional crude,...
  • NYT Ad: Quit The Catholic Church

    03/09/2012 2:43:45 PM PST · by NYer · 67 replies
    CMR ^ | March 9, 2012 | Patrick Archbold
    The New York Times published an ad from the Freedom From Religion Foundation which calls for nominal and liberal Catholics to abandon the Church. The ad asks "Why are you propping up the pillars of a tyrannical and autocratic, woman-hating, sex-perverting, antediluvian Old Boys Club? " and states "No self-respecting feminist, civil libertarian or progressive should cling to the Catholic faith." [Full Text Below.] It goes without saying that the brave brave NYT would never accept and publish an ad criticizing Islam in the same way. But leaving aside the obvious cowardice and their disgraceful perfunctory anti-Catholicism, I think the...
  • Attack by Limbaugh Awakens a ‘Stop Rush’ Campaign

    03/03/2012 10:37:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 173 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/2/12 | BRIAN STELTER
    Actually, they are remobilizing. A Twitter account, “Stop Rush,” which has been dormant since late 2010, woke up on Wednesday, when Mr. Limbaugh first called the student, Sandra Fluke, a “slut.” On Friday, as complaints from “Stop Rush” and others about Mr. Limbaugh’s comments mounted, a handful of companies said that they had halted their advertising on “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” at least temporarily. One of the companies, Quicken Loans, wrote on Twitter, “Due to continued inflammatory comments — along with valuable feedback from clients and team members — QL has suspended ads on Rush Limbaugh program.” Two mattress companies,...
  • New exposé reveals Media Matters' inner workings

    02/16/2012 2:50:18 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    FOX News ^ | 2/13/2012
    Tucker Carlson discusses his website The Daily Caller's shocking new exposé on the liberal media watchdog group, Media Matters for America
  • Diminishing the Constitution

    02/14/2012 12:14:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | February 10, 2012 | NA
    It is certainly no surprise for gun owners to see the New York Times run a story belittling the United States Constitution. After all, the Times has worked for decades to devalue our founding document. "[I]ts influence is waning," opines the Times. It is "terse and old, and it guarantees relatively few rights." The paper faults the Constitution for being difficult to amend and reflective of the times in which it was written. While the Times does not go so far as to claim the U.S. Constitution has been bad for America, it does lament that it is of "little...
  • ‘We the People’ Loses Appeal With People Around the World

    02/07/2012 7:22:01 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2/06/2012 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON — The Constitution has seen better days. Sure, it is the nation’s founding document and sacred text. And it is the oldest written national constitution still in force anywhere in the world. But its influence is waning. In 1987, on the Constitution’s bicentennial, Time magazine calculated that “of the 170 countries that exist today, more than 160 have written charters modeled directly or indirectly on the U.S. version.” A quarter-century later, the picture looks very different. “The U.S. Constitution appears to be losing its appeal as a model for constitutional drafters elsewhere,” according to a new study by David...
  • New York Times Posts $40 Million Loss in 2011

    02/03/2012 6:30:03 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Feb. 2, 2012 | P.J. Salvatore
    Trying. Not. To Smile. Failing.The New York Times Company reported on Thursday that its fourth-quarter profit declined 12.2 percent as rising subscription and digital advertising revenue at its largest newspapers could not offset the continued drop-off in print advertising.
  • Report by House Democrats Absolves Administration in Gun Trafficking Case

    01/30/2012 10:16:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 109 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 31, 2012 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday are expected to publish a report on the disputed gun trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious, concluding that agents in Arizona — not Obama administration officials — were responsible for the tactics used in the inquiry and for providing misleading information relayed to Congress. In an 89-page report, titled “Fatally Flawed: Five Years of Gun-walking in Arizona,” the Democratic staff portrays Fast and Furious as the fourth investigation, dating back to 2006, in which Arizona-based agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives employed...
  • John Kiriakou, ex-spy and media darling

    01/29/2012 11:16:58 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies
    SFGate: Token Conservative ^ | 1/29/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    In his Loyal Opposition blog, New York Times ed page editor Andrew Rosenthal goes after the Justice Department’s decision to prosecute former CIA officer, former Democratic Senate staffer and Huffington Post blogger John Kiriakou for leaking classified information — including the names of CIA operatives — to journalists. Rosenthal writes, That may seem simple: CIA officer, classified information disclosed, prison. But take a closer look. He’s been charged with revealing that two men accused of organizing the Sept. 11 attacks, Abu Zubaydah and Khalid Sheikh Mohamed, were tortured. So the man who blew the whistle on torture may go to...
  • Pushed Out New York Times CEO Takes $21 Million, Leaves Uncertainty

    01/28/2012 6:10:27 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 1/28/12 | Joe Coscarelli
    Bloomberg reports today that the sudden resignation of New York Times Company CEO Janet Robinson at the end of 2011 came because she was pushed out by chairman and heir Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and his cousin, COO Michael Golden, and that for her troubles, Robinson will receive an exit package worth more than $21 million, much more than the $4.5 million in consulting fees previously reported. And yet revenue and profits at the company are down again.
  • Ochs Sulzberger family members pressured NY Times management to restore dividends

    01/28/2012 5:16:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/28/12 | KEITH J. KELLY
    Less than three years after the New York Times Co. was forced to slash its dividend to save cash, members of the paper’s founding family pressured management to restore the rich payout. Members of the Ochs Sulzberger clan are reportedly unhappy that the once-mighty and now struggling company has not been able to dole out the dividend, which was a major source of income for the family whose trust controls the company through a dual-class share structure.
  • The NY Times Collaborates with Hamas Front Group to Suppress the Truth(Old gray sharmuta)

    01/27/2012 8:19:34 AM PST · by bayouranger · 4 replies
    Familysecuritymatters.com ^ | 1-27-12 | Steve Emerson
    Highlights: * The New York Times cites the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as a credible source, while continuing its policy of never mentioning that CAIR was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood, and operates as a Hamas support group. * NYT also suppressed the facts that CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator 2007 Holy Land Foundation conspiracy trial, which resulted in the FBI cutting off all formal contact with the group and that an FBI official has described CAIR as a "front for Hamas." * NYT primarily relies on two sources for comments: Zead Ramadan of CAIR-NY, and Faiza Patel,...
  • Identifying Israel’s “Main Enemies” [NY Times or Ha'aertz]

    01/22/2012 6:12:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Commentary ^ | 1-22-12 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    The controversy ended almost as soon as it began. Yesterday, Jerusalem Post editor Steve Linde told an audience that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had told him a couple of weeks earlier the New York Times and Haaretz were Israel’s “main enemies” because “they set the agenda for an anti-Israel campaign all over the world.” That comment, made during a private meeting with the journalist, set off a minor furor with many, including Linde, saying they thought it odd those two journalistic institutions would outrank Hamas, Hezbollah or Iran as the Jewish state’s main foes and that such a statement...
  • NY Times exculpates Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas while tarring Netanyahu

    01/04/2012 12:59:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/4/12 | Leo Rennert
    Unlike many other media which reported in some detail the meeting of Israeli and Palestinian officials in Jordan on Jan. 3, the New York Times used the occasion to delve into various regional forces that impinge on progress -- or lack thereof -- in the peace process. In a purported "news" article spread across six columns, Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner sets out to plumb new Mideast realities shaped by the emergence of "political Islam as a potentially transformative force in the region." ("As Israelis and Palestinians Talk, the Rise of Political Islam Alters the Equation" page A6, Jan. 4)....
  • Keynes Was Right

    12/30/2011 11:53:26 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/29/2011 | PAUL KRUGMAN
    “The boom, not the slump, is the right time for austerity at the Treasury.” So declared John Maynard Keynes in 1937, even as F.D.R. was about to prove him right by trying to balance the budget too soon, sending the United States economy — which had been steadily recovering up to that point — into a severe recession. Slashing government spending in a depressed economy depresses the economy further; austerity should wait until a strong recovery is well under way. Unfortunately, in late 2010 and early 2011, politicians and policy makers in much of the Western world believed that they...
  • Another Year for Weapons (Tears from the Grey Lady)

    12/29/2011 8:59:21 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 60 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 28, 2011
    The F.B.I. reports that gun dealers submitted the names of almost half-a-million customers in the six days before Christmas, with December on its way to surpassing November, which had a record tally of 1,534,414 names submitted for background checks for criminal convictions and mental health issues. Only a little more than 1 percent of buyers are typically rejected by federally licensed gun dealers. No one knows how many more firearms were purchased through the gun-show loophole that enables black marketeering. The F.B.I. data are particularly grim given the approaching anniversary of the shooting rampage in Tucson that left Representative Gabrielle...
  • Grass Roots North Carolina Hits Back Hard Against New York Times

    12/28/2011 9:11:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    The New York Times, or as SayUncle calls it, the paper of making things up, ran a story on Monday asserting that 1% of North Carolina concealed handgun permit holders had been convicted of felonies or misdemeanors. They didn't break down the number of felonies versus the number of misdemeanors as that would lessen the impact. Grass Roots North Carolina head Paul Valone was interviewed for this story and responded late yesterday in a GRNC Alert. Mike Luo's crusade Following an extensive interview between GRNC president Paul Valone and New York Times reporter Mike Luo, the Times is now trying...
  • NYT: Southern Food is Undignified

    12/28/2011 4:35:49 PM PST · by mandaladon · 287 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 28 Dec 2011 | Todd Starnes
    The New York Times has declared down home Southern cooking undignified in a story that heaped praise on a new generation of Southern chefs while denigrating fried chicken, Cracker Barrel restaurants and the Queen of Southern Food — Paula Deen. The food snobs at the Times attacked Miss Paula in the second sentence of their lengthy diatribe – calling her a “so-called queen of Southern food, who cooks with canned fruit and Crisco.” The Times bemoaned the “hayseed image” of Southern cooking while praising “a new generation of chefs who have pushed Southern cooking into the vanguard of world cuisine.”...
  • NYT Scare Story About Carry Permit Holders Shows They Are Remarkably Law-Abiding

    12/28/2011 4:28:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies · 1+ views
    reason.com ^ | 27 December, 2011 | Jacob Sullum
    A front-page story in today's New York Times tries to stir up alarm about liberalized carry permit laws, which let people carry concealed handguns if they meet a short list of objective criteria. To illustrate the hazards of that policy, the Times cites crimes committed by permit holders in North Carolina. How many crimes? Excluding traffic offenses, the Times counts 2,400 over five years, of which 200 were felonies. More relevant (since critics of nondiscretionary permit laws worry that they contribute to gun violence), "More than 200 permit holders were also convicted of gun- or weapon-related felonies or misdemeanors, including...
  • (Janet) Robinson exit to cost New York Times over $15 million

    12/21/2011 5:44:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/21/11 | Peter Lauria - Reuters
    Janet Robinson, who will step down as chief executive of the New York Times Co on December 31, will receive an exit package in excess of $15 million, according to people familiar with the situation. In addition to a $4.5 million consulting fee, the Times Co will pay Robinson $10.9 million in pension benefits that she accrued over 28 years of service, they said. According to a regulatory filing, Times Co's policy previously stipulated that Robinson, 61, would not be eligible for full pension benefits until she was 63 and had been with the company for 30 years. But people...
  • Israeli Officials Escalate War of Words with NYT

    12/21/2011 8:31:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Gestetner Updates ^ | 12/21/11 | Yossi Gestetner
    Jewish Journal Reports: Israeli officials are stepping up their criticism of The New York Times, slamming columnist Thomas Friedman and arguing that the newspaper is an unfit venue for an Op-Ed from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In a scathing letter first leaked last week to The Jerusalem Post, Ron Dermer, a top aide to Netanyahu, declined an invitation for the prime minister to write an Op-Ed for the Times. By way of explanation, Dermer cited what he alleged was the newspaper’s anti-Israel tilt. “It would seem as if the surest way to get an Op-Ed published in The New York...
  • Ron Dermer to the NYT on request to Bibi for an Op-ed

    12/19/2011 3:54:09 AM PST · by varialectio · 1 replies
    American Friends of Likud ^ | 18 December | Ron Dermer
    Dear Sasha: I received your email requesting that Prime Minister Netanyahu submit an op-ed to the New York Times. Unfortunately, we must respectfully decline. On matters relating to Israel, the op-ed page of the "paper of record" has failed to heed the late Senator Moynihan's admonition that everyone is entitled to their own opinion but that no one is entitled to their own facts. A case in point was your decision last May to publish the following bit of historical revision by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas: "It is important to note that the last time the question of Palestinian statehood...
  • Unions: CEO’s $4.5M stinks (New York Times workers decry their own hypocrisy on CEO buyouts)

    12/17/2011 4:04:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/17/11 | KEITH J. KELLY
    The head of the printers and mailers unions at the New York Times blasted the $4.5 million “golden parachute” outgoing CEO Janet Robinson will get to consult for the company while workers shoulder cutbacks and wage freezes. “The Times likes to slam CEO excess until they are the ones doing it,” said Arthur Delanni, president of the Allied Printing Trades Council of New York and of the New York Mailers Union Local 6, both of which are within the Communications Workers of America.
  • NY Times CEO exiting, without explanation

    12/15/2011 11:48:27 PM PST · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 12/16/2011 | Paul Thomasch and Jennifer Saba
    ...The Times Co gave no explanation for Robinson's sudden departure, which caught analysts as well as company insiders by surprise. Speculation among industry observers and the analyst community centered on the company's faltering stock price, which has declined more than 80 percent since Robinson was appointed CEO in December 2004....
  • NYT silent on shocking Hollywood pedophilia charges

    12/13/2011 11:31:49 AM PST · by bigbob · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12-12-11 | Tina Korbe
    Apparently, pedophilia is an entrenched part of Hollywood culture — but you wouldn’t know that if you only consulted The New York Times for news. Check out this Fox News account of just some of the muck that underlies Hollywood’s glamorous gilding: If a spate of recent allegations proves true, Hollywood may have a hideous epidemic on its hands. The past two weeks have brought three separate reports of alleged child sexual abuse in the entertainment industry. Martin Weiss, a 47-year-old Hollywood manager who represented child actors, was charged in Los Angeles on Dec. 1 with sexually abusing a former...
  • NYT's Gary Gutting...Arrogance And Condescension Are But Masks To Hide Insecurity

    12/10/2011 1:10:04 PM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-10-11 | Skookum
    As a country boy with six years of formal schooling, I am hardly the one to question the role of intellectuals in politics; however, after reading an article by Gary Gutting in the New York Times, I am reminded of a university professor who asked me to help him with a mule problem. I love mules, but you must be careful with a mule, they can kick with lethal force if they feel they have been offended. Since most of my career with horses has been directed more toward sorting out human problems, rather than equine problems, I was a...
  • Leaked Emails Raise Questions About New York Time’s ClimateGate Coverage

    11/28/2011 1:49:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11/28/2011 | Alana Goodman
    A new batch of stolen emails from the East Anglia climate research center was released last week. Anthony Watts and JunkScience are doing some of the best up-to-the-minute blog coverage, and if you feel like digging through the 5,000+ emails, EcoWho has compiled them into a handy search engine.The most striking take-away from the emails is how obsessed the climatologists seemed to be with media coverage – almost as if they were public relations associates as opposed to scientists. The extent of cooperation between the climate researchers and some friendly news outlets is also fascinating. (David Rose has an...
  • NYT: Obama isn’t Superman

    11/28/2011 1:41:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/28/11 | Don Surber
    I wonder which way the copy editor meant this headline to be read: “President as Pińata.” Does the copy editor mean his detractors take sticks to beat the president, or that we should expect a president to shower his supporters with gifts? In President Obama’s both meanings apply. All presidents are smacked around unfairly by critics; remember how the New York Times made up some cockamamie story about President Bush serving a fake turkey to troops in war-torn Iraq on Thanksgiving 2003? The New York Times finally corrected that mistake on July 11, 2004.
  • James O'Keefe takes on elite media

    10/27/2011 8:44:23 AM PDT · by outinyellowdogcountry · 7 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 10-24-11 | O'Keefe
    Project Veritas' latest investigation is aptly titled, "To Catch a Journalist." Over the past several weeks, our citizen journalists have interviewed the so-called "media elite" and the people they walk with. To Catch a Journalist Catch a Journalist Part 1 is sure to make waves as we call into question the reporters behind the headlines. First up is the Huffington Post and their White House Correspondent, Sam Stein. Just days ago in response to a Project Veritas investigation, Stein reported in defense of what he described as a "den for unbending liberals" -- the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). Our investigation...
  • New York Times plans buyouts

    10/13/2011 10:53:30 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | October 13, 2011 | Brian Stelter
    In a sign of just how bad the advertising climate is once again turning for newspapers, the New York Times announced this morning that it is planning up to 20 buyouts, the first significant reduction in staff since the dark days of 2009. Brian Stelter reports: The reductions, described by the New York Times Company as a rebalancing, were announced to employees on Thursday morning. The company will seek volunteers for buyouts in The Times newsroom, Jill Abramson, the paper’s executive editor, said in a memo to the staff, adding that no newsroom employee would be laid off. She said...
  • NYT's Bias: Evangelical Pastor Says Mormonism a Cult

    10/11/2011 10:27:46 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 5 replies
    VIMEO ^ | 10-11-2011 | Papa Giorgio (Dennis Prager)
    Dennis Prager does an excellent job in exposing the bias in the New York Times headline about non-news... but takes the reader to the last paragraph of the article to uncover the real news the headline misses. Take note I am a very conservative Evangelical who has written a stinging critique on Mormonism (http://www.scribd.com/doc/34407703/Infinitely-Finite-Mormon-Materialism), and I would vote for Romney if he were our nominee without a second thought! For more clear thinking like this from Dennis Prager... I invite you to visit: http://www.dennisprager.com/
  • The Myth of Voter Fraud [BARF Alert]

    10/10/2011 11:48:03 AM PDT · by feralcat · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 9, 2011 | The New York Times
    It has been a record year for new legislation designed to make it harder for Democrats to vote — 19 laws and two executive actions in 14 states dominated by Republicans, according to a new study by the Brennan Center for Justice. As a result, more than five million eligible voters will have a harder time participating in the 2012 election. Of course the Republicans passing these laws never acknowledge their real purpose, which is to turn away from the polls people who are more likely to vote Democratic, particularly the young, the poor, the elderly and minorities. They insist...
  • OBAMA’S BLUNDER: MISSING LIBYAN SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES (Huge threat to America)

    09/28/2011 5:44:34 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 58 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9.28.201128 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    For twenty years – long before 9/11 – the danger of terrorists armed with surface to air missiles shooting at passenger planes has been the secret fear of many top political leaders. In the late 90s, a terrorist network was nabbed trying to bring them into Newark Airport, but the airline industry and the government have done nothing to equip passenger airplanes with any defense against these always deadly missiles. Now Barack Obama has committed the ultimate sin: He has let 20,000 surface-to-air missiles escape from military depots in Libya. According to ABC News “U.S. officials had once thought there...
  • Hope Fades for the Messiah on the NYT Opinion Page

    09/20/2011 10:55:12 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 9 replies
    Is Obama the ultimate Ponzi Scheme? "It became clear that this package has nothing to do with helping people right away or averting a double dip. This is a campaign marker, not a jobs bill."
  • Times Atlas 'wrong' on Greenland ice

    09/19/2011 6:28:21 AM PDT · by Labour-Watch · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | Sep 19, 2011 | Richard Black
    Leading UK polar scientists say the Times Atlas of the World was wrong to assert that it has had to re-draw its map of Greenland due to climate change. Publicity for the latest edition of the atlas, launched last week, said warming had turned 15% of Greenland's former ice-covered land "green and ice-free". But scientists from the Scott Polar Research Institute say the figures are wrong; the ice has not shrunk so much. The Atlas costs Ł150 ($237) and claims to be the world's "most authoritative". The 13th edition of the "comprehensive" version of the atlas included a number of...
  • Michael Moore Belongs on Same Shelf With Thomas Paine, Says NYT Book Critic

    The front of Wednesday’s New York Times Arts section featured Dwight Garner’s review of the new book by left-wing documentary film-maker Michael Moore, “Here Comes Trouble -- Stories From My Life.” Garner, a fan, called Moore (infamous for his anti-conservative conspiracy theories and vicious, purposely misleading mockery of Republicans) a “necessary irritant,” and in one nauseating paragraph suggested Moore’s book belonged alongside works by the revolutionary founding activist Thomas Paine.
  • NYT: OBAMA, DEMS RACE TO SAVE JEWISH VOTE (DRUDGE BREAKING)

    09/14/2011 6:01:11 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 66 replies · 1+ views
    DrudgeReport.com ^ | 9/14/11 | Matt Drudge
    No article yet. Just titles. Dem Party leaders mobilizing to solidify president's standing with Jewish voters to counter image Obama not friend of Israel... NYT setting story for lead Thursday, newsroom sources tell DRUDGE... Comes after shock defeat of Dem candidate... DEVELOPING...
  • Rumsfeld Cancels New York Times subscription over 'repugnant' Krugman piece

    09/12/2011 7:55:13 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Twitter via Drudge Report ^ | 9/12/11 | Rumsfeld
    After reading Krugman’s repugnant piece on 9/11, I cancelled my subscription to the New York Times this AM.--Donald Rumsfeld 52 minutes ago
  • Some Of Sarah Palin's Ideas Cross The Political Divide

    09/09/2011 5:31:28 AM PDT · by RefudiateObama2012 · 170 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9/9/2011 | Anand Girinharadas
    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — Let us begin by confessing that, if Sarah Palin surfaced to say something intelligent and wise and fresh about the present American condition, many of us would fail to hear it. That is not how we’re primed to see Ms. Palin. A pugnacious Tea Partyer? Sure. A woman of the people? Yup. A Mama Grizzly? You betcha. But something curious happened when Ms. Palin strode onto the stage last weekend at a Tea Party event in Indianola, Iowa. Along with her familiar and predictable swipes at President Barack Obama and the “far left,” she delivered a devastating...
  • Actual comment on Paul Krugman's "Fatal Distraction" column at the New York Times

    09/05/2011 7:54:29 AM PDT · by toma29 · 9 replies
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 9/5/2011 | Thomas Bryan
    The commenter in question, mivogo, seems to think if only people would allow vandals to break all of their windows and they are forced to spend money to fix them, it's a stimulus to the economy. And anybody that's against that wants to destroy you: When someone vandalizes your home you must spend money to restore its value, and anyone who admonishes "You're going to waste MORE money? Shame on you!" is either stupid or wants to destroy you. The Republicans aren't stupid. These are the people who agree that Krugman, former Enron consultant, is an economic genius. Liberalism is...
  • One and Done?

    09/04/2011 7:52:30 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Nrw York Times ^ | 9/3/2011 | MAUREEN DOWD
    ONE day during the 2008 campaign, as Barack Obama read the foreboding news of the mounting economic and military catastrophes that W. was bequeathing his successor, he dryly remarked to aides: “Maybe I should throw the game.” On the razor’s edge of another recession; blocked at every turn by Republicans determined to slice him up at any cost; starting an unexpectedly daunting re-election bid; and puzzling over how to make a prime-time speech about infrastructure and payroll taxes soar, maybe President Obama is wishing that he had thrown the game. The leader who was once a luminescent, inspirational force is...
  • The Catholic League: MSNBC OUTDOES NEW YORK TIMES

    08/30/2011 2:17:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | August 30, 2011 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    MSNBC, Hell’s Bible, and their treatment of anything or anyone truly Catholic. What could go wrong?From The Catholic League: MSNBC OUTDOES NEW YORK TIMESCatholic League president Bill Donohue discusses how MSNBC outdid the New York Times’ recent attack on Catholicism:Last month, New York Times editor Bill Keller gave a raving review of the new book by John Julius Norwich, Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy. Citing several factual errors, I said at the time, “It’s hard to know who is dumber”—the author or the reviewer. They now have competition with the folks at MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”On today’s “Morning Joe,”...
  • Jerusalem Post Fires Columnist Who Justified Terrorist Attacks Against Israelis

    08/29/2011 4:49:55 PM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 10 replies
    Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | August 29 | Henry D'Andrea
    The Israeli newspaper, The Jerusalem Post, has fired senior reporter, Larry Derfner for penning a blog post, justifying terrorist attacks against Israelis. He wrote a post titled “The awful, necessary truth about Palestinian terror,” in which he justified a recent terrorist attack against Israel. Good riddance to him. Palestinian terrorist attacks are not justifiable. JTA reported: The Jerusalem Post fired senior reporter Larry Derfner after he penned a controversial blog post justifying terrorist attacks against Israelis. The post, titled “The awful, necessary truth about Palestinian terror,” appeared on a personal blog Derfner shares, Israel Reconsidered (Israelleft.com). It stoked a firestorm...
  • Are Libyan Reports of Defeat LIES? (Actual Title: Falsified New York Times Middle East Reports)

    08/22/2011 9:03:57 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 43 replies
    The Sovereign Independent. ^ | August 22, 2011 | By By Stephen Lendman
    They appear daily like weeds on all topics. As a result, Times reports aren’t fit to read, let alone print. August 18 was no exception, publishing lies about Libyan insurgent victories. On August 18, headlining, “Libyan Rebels Gain Control of Oil Refinery as Qaddafi Forces Flee,” Kareem Fahim’s article was pure Pentagon propaganda, duplicitously lying to readers. Yet he said “(r)ebel fighters claimed complete control of a sprawling (Zawiyah) oil refinery, seizing one of (Gaddafi’s) most important assets after just three days of fighting and delivering the latest in a string of small victories that have suddenly put the rebels...