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  • NYT/Drudge Report: Fox News and Beck Parting Ways?

    03/06/2011 3:28:49 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 295 replies
    Headline only... NYT MONDAY 'FLOATS' FOXNEWS/BECK BREAKUP... DEVELOPING... CARR: People who work for Beck point out he could live without network...

    03/06/2011 3:26:34 PM PST · by tirednvirginia · 44 replies
    Developing story on Drudge
  • NY Times Columnist Has a Dream: Maybe Beck and Fox News Will Break Up!

    03/06/2011 11:22:11 PM PST · by Errant · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 7 Mar, 2011 | Scott Baker
    ...The daily tally is, without much variation, a staggering account of Fox News dominating the space. The flow of the Fox New line-up is a testament to the network’s trust in the convictions and creative visions of a truly unique group of hosts and their dedicated production teams. And I’m always amazed at the consistency of the ratings — particularly Glenn’s. The news cycle brings big swings to those numbers, but you can always look for that plumb line trend...
  • Does Clarence Thomas's Silence Matter? A entire term without speaking once during arguments

    02/17/2011 6:42:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/17/2011
    It will be five years next week since Justice Clarence Thomas spoke during oral argument at the Supreme Court. Before falling into this long silence, he posed a question on Feb. 22, 2006. In the past 40 years, no other justice has gone an entire term without speaking at least once during arguments, according to Timothy R. Johnson, a professor of political science at the University of Minnesota. Can a justice effectively perform his duties without participating in oral argument? Does questioning the lawyers in court make much difference, or is it mostly a ritual, with the justices' thinking pretty...
  • American Held in Pakistan Shootings Worked With the C.I.A.

    02/21/2011 12:00:37 PM PST · by lbryce · 27 replies ^ | FEbruary 21, 2011 | Mark Mazzetti, Ashley Parker, Jane Perlez and Eric Schmitt.
    Raymond A. Davis, center, is escorted to court by Pakistani security official in Lahore, Pakistan on Jan. 28, 2011. The American arrested in Pakistan after shooting two men at a crowded traffic stop was part of a covert, C.I.A.-led team of operatives conducting surveillance on militant groups deep inside the country, according to American government officials. Working from a safe house in the eastern city of Lahore, the detained American contractor, Raymond A. Davis, a retired Special Forces soldier, carried out scouting and other reconnaissance missions as a security officer for a Central Intelligence Agency task force of case...
  • Iran Uses Force Against Protests as Region Erupts (“The conspirators are nothing but corpses”)

    02/14/2011 11:45:37 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 15, 2011 | Neil MacFarquhar and Alan Cowell
    Hundreds of riot police officers in Iran beat protesters and fired tear gas Monday to contain the most significant street protests since the end of the 2009 uprising there, as security forces around the region moved — sometimes brutally — to prevent new unrest in sympathy with the opposition victory in Egypt. [snip] Callers to the BBC Persian service television program called “Your Turn” said demonstrators had tried to gather in small knots until the police turned up in force, at which point they would run into traffic to seek refuge with strangers who opened their car doors. “It has...
  • What Egypt Can Teach America

    02/13/2011 8:03:20 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 19 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2/12/2011 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    It’s a new day in the Arab world — and, let’s hope, in American relations to the Arab world. The truth is that the United States has been behind the curve not only in Tunisia and Egypt for the last few weeks, but in the entire Middle East for decades. We supported corrupt autocrats as long as they kept oil flowing and weren’t too aggressive toward Israel. Even in the last month, we sometimes seemed as out of touch with the region’s youth as a Ben Ali or a Mubarak. Recognizing that crafting foreign policy is 1,000 times harder than...
  • The Freedom Alliance

    02/13/2011 7:53:17 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/10/2011 | David Brooks
    Over the past few weeks, I’ve had a chance to interview some amazing people. I sat down with Bill Gates, who was in Washington to try to keep the looming budget cuts from decimating the foreign aid programs. I sat down with scientists and university presidents who are nervous that budget cuts might retard American research and innovation. I’ve received a number of e-mails from people in the early childhood education movement who are already seeing states cutting their vital work. I’ve also been in touch with people at Teach for America. The line in the federal budget that helps...
  • Social Scientist Sees Bias(Hell freezes over as NY Times reports that liberal bias does exist)

    02/08/2011 8:20:46 AM PST · by NJ_Tom · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Feb. 8, 2011 | JOHN TIERNEY
    Some of the world’s pre-eminent experts on bias discovered an unexpected form of it at their annual meeting.Discrimination is always high on the agenda at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s conference, where psychologists discuss their research on racial prejudice, homophobia, sexism, stereotype threat and unconscious bias against minorities. But the most talked-about speech at this year’s meeting, which ended Jan. 30, involved a new “outgroup.” (Conservatives!)
  • NYTimes Compares Muslim Brotherhood to Catholic Church

    02/05/2011 10:37:32 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 28 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Feb. 6, 2011 | Lisa Graas
    slamopologists at the New York Times clearly love to promote the false notion that Islam is exactly like Christianity, at least when they are boiled down to their basics. Often, the Catholic Church specifically is compared to Islam as if they are basically one and the same. As we saw in Rachel Donadio’s article on the Cathedral of Córdoba, which she referred to (wrongly) as “The Great Mosque,” Islam is preferred to Catholicism even to the point of blatant lying. Now, we find the New York Times comparing even the Muslim Brotherhood, specifically, to Catholicism in an article that appears...
  • Another Mistake in The New York Times

    02/05/2011 9:49:18 AM PST · by JohnRLott · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 5, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Since the tragedy in Tucson, the New York Times has started an all-out campaign for gun control, with a relentless number of pieces -- news, editorials, and op-eds. In its advocacy, even the news stories are heavily biased by selectively quoting only academics who support pro-gun control positions. These seemingly unbiased sources are then contrasted with opposing views from clearly biased people on the other side, such as an NRA spokesman or a right-wing politician. The implied conclusion: scientific evidence favors gun control, but self-interest stands in the way. Take two recent news stories by Michael Luo (here and here)....
  • Could Palin Use Speech to End Silence on Egypt?

    02/04/2011 1:18:09 PM PST · by onyx · 146 replies
    NYT ^ | February 4, 2011 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Could Friday night be one of those defining moments in the career — and potential presidential candidacy — of Sarah Palin?Egypt is on the brink of a revolution that could transform American and global foreign policy for years — a crisis that is testing President Obama and makes clear the life-and-death stakes for anyone who might think about replacing him.And as it happens, Ms. Palin, the former governor of Alaska, is scheduled to give a major speech Friday night at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, Calif., in honor of what would have been the 40th president’s 100th...
  • Tussling Over Jesus

    01/28/2011 2:21:16 PM PST · by LisaFab · 88 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/26/11 | Nicholas Kristoff
    The National Catholic Reporter newspaper put it best: “Just days before Christians celebrated Christmas, Jesus got evicted.” Yet the person giving Jesus the heave-ho in this case was not a Bethlehem innkeeper. Nor was it an overzealous mayor angering conservatives by pulling down Christmas decorations. Rather, it was a prominent bishop, Thomas Olmsted, stripping St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix of its affiliation with the Roman Catholic diocese. The hospital’s offense? It had terminated a pregnancy to save the life of the mother. The hospital says the 27-year-old woman, a mother of four children, would almost certainly have...
  • The New York Times Goes to (Spy) War

    01/27/2011 4:23:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 26, 2011 | Michael Ledeen
    The New York Times has been amusing itself — for the second time in as many years — at the expense of Duane “Dewey” Clarridge, a retired CIA Operations Officer who has organized a team of investigators to provide up-to-date intel on Afghanistan and Pakistan. So far there’s been a very very long article by a Mr. Mazzetti and an editorial by the usual suspects at Slimes Central. I know Dewey pretty well, and although I haven’t seen him for a couple of years, I like him fine. He’s great company, and the sort you want on your side in...
  • Hawaii Governor Gives Up Effort to Document Obama's Birth

    01/22/2011 5:02:43 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 117 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 01/22/2011 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A privacy law that shields birth certificates has prompted Gov. Neil Abercrombie to abandon efforts to dispel claims that President Obama was born outside Hawaii, his office says....frpa
  • After Tucson, Blanket Accusations Leave Much to Interpretation (NYT getting defensive)

    01/17/2011 2:44:16 AM PST · by abb · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 16, 2011 | Brian Stelter and Jeremy W. Peters
    FOR every action in politics today, there’s an overwhelming and opposite reaction. Last week, the reaction came from conservative politicians who bridled at suggestions in the media that Jared L. Loughner may have been influenced by right-wing rhetoric and talk radio when he killed six people and gravely wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords in a rampage on Jan. 8 in Tucson. In her video address on Wednesday, Sarah Palin said that journalists and pundits should not manufacture “a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence that they purport to condemn.” The question left unanswered: which journalists...
  • Arizona Shootings, Gun Violence Research and the Facts vs. The New York Times

    01/16/2011 5:16:14 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr.
    You know you’re doing something right when two New York Times columnists, Gail Collins and Nicholas Kristof, attack your research on the same day. Kristof followed up on criticism leveled earlier in the week by others writing for The Times. I must have said something substantial enough to warrant this attention. Let us check the facts. Gail Collins worries that law-abiding citizens carrying concealed handguns can't be trusted: "One can only hope that Saturday's horrible attack in Tucson encourages more citizens to carry concealed handguns," wrote John Lott, Jr. . . . on Wednesday. As a model, he pointed to...
  • Stop Playing Defense

    01/16/2011 6:49:25 AM PST · by Repulican Donkey · 26 replies
    Repulican Donkey
    When US Grant assumed command of the Army of the Potomac he became furious about the near hero worship his officers had for General Lee. Finally, the exasperated Grant reportedly said "Stop talking about what General Lee might do to us and start talking about what we will do to him".
  • Ex-CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Info to New York Times Reporter

    01/14/2011 4:20:20 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Gawker ^ | January 6, 2011 | Staff
    Ex-CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Info to New York Slimes Reporter Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer, was indicted today for leaking classified information to New York Times reporter James Risen. The indictment shows that the federal government had access to their e-mail and phone contacts going back several years. Sterling served on the Iran desk of the CIA in the 1990s, and oversaw a classified program aimed at sabotaging the development of its nuclear programming. He left the CIA in 2000 and sued for racial discrimination (he is African American) in a case that went all the way...
  • Tragedy In Tucson: On Palin's Hands?

    01/10/2011 4:34:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 10, 2011 | Staff
    Searching For Answers: From New York newspaper columnists to an Illinois senator, the liberal left is blaming the Tea Party and conservative stars for the shooting of an Arizona congresswoman. How about blaming the communist and Nazi-loving shooter? It didn't take long for New York Times columnist Paul Krugman to blame the Tea Party and Sarah Palin for the shooting outside a Tucson supermarket that seriously injured Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords and left six others, including a 9-year-old, dead. Writing Saturday, as the shooting was still fresh and little was known of the shooter or the circumstances, Krugman spoke of a...
  • Ex-CIA officer charged with giving reporter secrets

    01/06/2011 3:57:16 PM PST · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    A former CIA officer was arrested on Thursday on charges of illegally disclosing national defense information about Iran to a New York Times reporter who wrote a book. The U.S. Justice Department said Jeffrey Sterling, 43, was charged with six counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count of unlawfully keeping national defense information, mail fraud, unauthorized conveyance of government property and obstructing justice.
  • Pomp, and Little Circumstance (Barf and barf some more)

    01/06/2011 10:55:08 AM PST · by Minn · 11 replies
    A theatrical production of unusual pomposity will open on Wednesday when Republicans assume control of the House for the 112th Congress. A rule will be passed requiring that every bill cite its basis in the Constitution. A bill will be introduced to repeal the health care law. On Thursday, the Constitution will be read aloud in the House chamber. And in one particularly self-important flourish, the new speaker, John Boehner, arranged to have his office staff “sworn in” on Tuesday by the chief justice of the United States.
  • Pawlenty, Romney to appear on 'The View'

    01/05/2011 10:16:09 PM PST · by pissant · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/5/11 | Mike Obrien
    ABC's morning talk show "The View" will host two top Republican contenders for president during the next month. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) will appear Monday on the show, while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) will join the show's four co-hosts Feb. 1, the show said Wednesday. Pawlenty will be on-set to promote his new book, the same thing Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) will likely be doing when he appears in late February on "The View."
  • Gay group in, values groups out at CPAC (Heritage, FRC, AFA, CWA, etc)

    01/06/2011 2:54:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/6/2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Social and economic conservatives have worked together under the mantle of the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan made them the core of his 1980 coalition, but the alliance may now be fraying. Some of the nation's most prominent social conservatives are sending a message to their economic brethren by dropping out of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in response to the decision to include GOProud, a gay conservative group, as a participating organization. "The base-line reason is that homosexuality is not a conservative value," said Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association's director of issue analysis. "It's the conservative PAC,...
  • Palin's second book selling more slowly (Only #2 on the NYT Bestseller List)

    12/10/2010 9:05:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    United Press International ^ | December 10, 2010
    Sarah Palin's new book, "America by Heart," has logged unimpressive sales numbers, publishing sources say. Even so, the memoir, which went on sale in November, holds second place on the New York Times bestseller list, The Washington Post reported. Palin's first book, "Going Rogue," was released one year ago and became the second-fastest selling political book in history. It went into a second printing three days after its release and went on to sell 2.2 million hardcover copies. "America by Heart" (subtitled "Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag") had an initial press run of 1 million copies, suggesting its publisher,...
  • Marriage Amendment Won't Stop Homosexual Marriage, Only Slow it Down

    12/08/2010 3:10:31 PM PST · by · 13 replies · 1+ views ^ | Descember 08, 2010 | David Shedlock
    We can't stop homosexual "marriage" with a Marriage Amendment. This isn't pessimism, it's reality. Moreover, I am not going the route of libertarian-infatuated Glenn Beck and giving up, or conceding the point that this whole debate is irrelevant. However, It has become clear in recent months that feminist proponents of homosexual "marriage" in America aren't about to let a little thing called a Constitutional Amendment slow down their assault upon the world as God made it. Suppose we pass this Vitter sponsored Marriage Amendment (HJ 56): SECTION 1. Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of...
  • New York Times CEO: Q4 ad sales to decline by 4% (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/07/2010 10:20:30 AM PST · by abb · 13 replies ^ | December 7, 2010 | David B. Wilkerson
    New York Times Co. Chief Executive Janet Robinson said Tuesday that the company expects fourth-quarter advertising revenues to show improvement over third-quarter results, though "visibility remains limited." Robinson, speaking to investors at the UBS Media Conference, said the company expects ad sales to decline by 4% in the fourth quarter compared with the same period a year ago.
  • Revisiting A Glorious Cause: Conservative Rebuttal To Frank Rich of The NY Times

    11/30/2010 2:24:22 PM PST · by Barry Secrest · 1 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 11/07/10 | Barry Secrest
    While we amply enjoy seeing Liberalism slinking back into its dank hiding place for a time, one must be aware that not even overwhelming elections will ever keep the infection that is Progressivism at bay for long. Despite Obama's mass repudiation by the People, and a victory borne primarily of those who either consider themselves of the Tea Party or as identifying with the Tea Party, there yet remains those of both Parties who deny this fact. While Obama and the Democrats weep and gnash their teeth at the outcome, it is our true and deeply held belief that you...
  • NY Times Magazine Cover: The Palin Network

    11/17/2010 4:38:52 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 9 replies · 1+ views
    On the night of the midterm elections earlier this month, Sarah Palin stayed up until 3 in the morning. From her hotel bedroom in Manhattan, she and her husband, Todd, followed the returns while she wrote e-mails on her iPad — congratulating winners, consoling losers — while reading others from people who wanted her to know that they had cast their vote for her daughter Bristol on “Dancing With the Stars” the evening before. Like much of her recent life, Palin’s day had been replete with reminders of the clout she had rapidly acquired. She had spent most of her...
  • Dolan Chosen to Lead U.S. Bishops’ Group (NY Times evaluates the election - reporter at press conf)

    11/16/2010 1:57:01 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    NYTimes ^ | November 16, 2010 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    BALTIMORE — In a surprise move, the bishops that lead the Roman Catholic Church in the United States, elected Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York to be their president on Tuesday, rejecting the conference’s more liberal vice president. It was the first time in history that the bishops had not voted to elevate the vice president to the president’s post, affirming a conservative turn among the bishops. The vote, which was close, cements Archbishop Dolan’s prominent profile in the leadership in the American church. He is already the prelate of the nation’s most visible diocese, is comfortable in the...
  • Waiting for Senator McCain (NYT pines for maverick McCain to stab conservatives)

    11/10/2010 8:15:00 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    (snip) Mr. McCain, who previously expressed support for repeal providing that it had the military leadership’s approval, should listen. His clout could be decisive. Failure to enact repeal would be a personal rebuff to troops now serving in two wars. It would also fly in the face of the public’s overwhelming support of repeal. (snip) Senator McCain has a chance to do right by the military and country he championed as a war hero. He should find a reasonable way to forgo a filibuster and end this grave injustice.
  • New York Times Begs Pelosi Not to Run for Minority Leader

    11/08/2010 2:04:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 8, 2010 | Byran Preston
    The Times weighs in on the Democrats' palace intrigue, but it's obvious that both sides in the Pelosi debate still don't understand what happened on Nov. 2.   Rep. Nancy Pelosi has already announced that she’s running to be House minority leader in spite of last week’s defeats. The Democrats’ house blog, the New York Times, is out with a piece today begging Pelosi not to run for a return as leader. The editorial reads as if it were written in Fringe’s alternate universe: Nancy Pelosi has been an extremely effective speaker of the House for four years, shepherding hundreds...
  • Paul Krugman's Jihad

    10/27/2010 12:12:17 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 27, 2010 | James D. Agresti
    In his zeal to convince voters that Obama's $800-plus-billion stimulus was ineffective because it was too small, Paul Krugman of the New York Times has been engaged in a holy war against reality. In his October 10 column entitled, "Hey, Small Spender," Krugman declares that there "never was a big expansion of government spending" under Obama, because cities and states underwent "drastic spending cuts, more than offsetting the modest increase at the federal level." His clear message is that total government spending has fallen, a premise also advanced by Ezra Klein in the pages of the Washington Post. In his...
  • 'Outraged, and Outrageous' (Lib. NYTimes crucifies P. Geller)

    10/18/2010 4:18:51 PM PDT · by Righting · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | Oct.-09-2010
    Outraged, and Outrageous‎ New York Times - Anne Barnard - Alan Feuer - Oct 9, 2010 "her influence is serious"... Operating largely outside traditional Washington power centers — and, for better or worse, without traditional academic, public-policy or journalism credentials — Ms. Geller, with a coterie of allies, has helped set the tone and shape the narrative for a divisive national debate over Park51 (she calls the developer a “thug” and a “lowlife”). In the process, she has helped bring into the mainstream a concept that after 9/11 percolated mainly on the fringes of American politics: that terrorism by Muslims...
  • Texas: Investigator of Reported Border Lake Shooting Is Killed

    10/12/2010 8:47:08 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 64 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 12, 2010
    Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez of Zapata County, Tex., said Tuesday that the head of Rolando Flores, a Mexican police commander investigating the reported shooting of an American on a border lake plagued by pirates, was found in a suitcase outside a Mexican Army base. Sheriff Gonzalez said “reliable sources within the law enforcement community of Mexico” told him that Mr. Flores’s head was discovered Tuesday morning.
  • Trucks Encircle ABC, CBS, NBC, Challenge ‘Liberal’ Media to ‘Tell The Truth’

    10/05/2010 9:35:10 AM PDT · by NCjim · 87 replies
    CNS ^ | October 4, 2010 | Michael W. Chapman
    Four billboard trucks bearing the message “Stop the Liberal Bias, Tell the Truth!” began circling the Manhattan headquarters of ABC, CBS, NBC, and the New York Times on Friday. The trucks will do so for eight hours every weekday for the next four weeks as part of a campaign run by the Media Research Center, a watchdog group that analyzes the media for liberal bias. Similar trucks also are operating in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, passing the offices of the broadcast networks, the Washington Post, CNN, the Newseum, the National Press Club and Politico, and ads about the campaign...
  • Thomas Friedman Bashes Tea Party, Calls for New 'Centrist' Movement

    09/29/2010 8:47:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Thomas Friedman Bashes Tea Party, Calls for New 'Centrist' Movement By Noel Sheppard Created 09/29/2010 - 10:56 New York Times correspondent Thomas Friedman is clearly unhappy about the Tea Party, so much so that he considers the movement "not that important." Instead, he envisions another group, "which stretches from centrist Republicans to independents right through to centrist Democrats," sitting silently out there in America waiting for the right leader to emerge. So wrote Friedman Wednesday in his "The Tea Kettle Movement [1]": The Tea Party that has gotten all the attention, the amorphous, self-generated protest against the growth in government...
  • Liberal media goes on attack against GOP's Boehner [Democrats plan sex hit on Boehner]

    09/24/2010 7:44:19 AM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 101 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/24/2010
    Insiders on Capitol Hill are buzzing about an upcoming New York Times exposé that will detail an alleged Boehner affair. Sources say the Times is looking for the right time to drop the story in October to sway the election, similar to how the Times reported during the 2008 presidential campaign on an alleged John McCain affair that supposedly had taken place many years before and that was flatly denied by the woman in question. "Catching Boehner with a mistress is the only way to destroy him politically before the election," a source said. A rep for Boehner's office said,...
  • New York Times expects 3Q loss, lower revenue (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/22/2010 6:06:42 AM PDT · by abb · 25 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | September 22, 2010 | Staff
    The New York Times Co. says it will post a loss from continuing operations in the third quarter on a revenue decline of about 2 to 3 percent. The company says higher digital advertising revenue again won't be enough to offset lower revenue from print advertising and circulation. The newspaper publisher said Wednesday it expects to have a loss from continuing operations 5 to 7 cents a share in the third quarter. snip
  • Along the Southern Border, the New York Times Is ‘Disconnected from Reality’

    09/20/2010 10:20:03 AM PDT · by AuntB · 6 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Sept. 19, 2010 | Sheriff Larry Dever
    For the last 14 years as the elected Sheriff of Cochise County Arizona, which shares 83˝ miles of border with Mexico, I have kept a listed phone number. For about the last 18 years or so the calls I receive at home, at night, would be infrequent and usually about a domestic squabble or some animal turned loose. Then, in 1998 that all changed. Now I don’t sleep, as my residents call each night sometimes panicky, sometimes resigned to this as a way of life, but always with a shaky voice: “they are at my door.” This is not a...
  • The 3,000-Mile Oil Change Is Pretty Much History

    09/17/2010 12:02:53 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 92 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10 September 2010 | By ALINA TUGEND
    I STILL remember learning from my father how to carefully remove a dipstick to check the oil level in our cars. It was drilled into me — along with turning off the lights when you left a room and clearing the plates off the table after dinner — that oil needs to be changed every 3,000 miles or so. Kieron Kohlmann changing the oil in a 2007 Dodge Charger in Union Grove, Wis. Changing the oil every 3,000 miles is no longer a good guideline for cars bought in the last seven or eight years, says Philip Reed of the...
  • 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."
  • New York Times Will End Print Edition (Eventually), Publisher Says

    09/09/2010 2:34:39 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 09/09/2010 | 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." He was there to talk about the changing journalistic business model and to touch on the Times' upcoming metered paywall for online content, but it was his concession about the bleak outlook for the print edition of the paper that's become the major news. Henry Blodgett, CEO of Business Insider, predicts the repercussions of suspending the printed version...
  • Save Us From Rand Paul!

    08/29/2010 11:54:27 PM PDT · by Christian_Capitalist · 9 replies
    Wall Street Pit: Global Market Insight ^ | August 23, 2010 | William L. Anderson
    In the recent article entitled, “America’s Ruling Class,” author Angelo M. Codevilla writes that the ruling elite of this country... ...whether formally in government, out of it, or halfway, America’s ruling class speaks the language and has the tastes, habits, and tools of bureaucrats. It rules uneasily over the majority of Americans not oriented to government. In other words, the god of those who use state power to push the rest of us into line is, well, the state, and anyone who might say anything against this god should be banished, if not from America, at least from Congress. So,...
  • Concern Over Centrists as G.O.P. Leans Right (Shed a tear)

    08/12/2010 8:24:29 PM PDT · by pissant · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/11/10 | Jeff Zelany
    WASHINGTON — The Republican field is nearly set in Congressional races, with primaries across the country producing a lineup of candidates that has steadily tilted to the right, a shift that is altering the dynamic — but not necessarily the outcome — of the midterm elections. The slate of general election prospects includes fewer moderate Republicans than party leaders had imagined when they began recruiting candidates a year ago, and more backed by the Tea Party movement. The results leave Republicans facing a critical question heading into the general election: Can the added enthusiasm of their conservative base for the...
  • The WikiLeaks Hoax, Part I

    08/12/2010 10:53:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 12, 2010 | John Rosenthal
    WikiLeaks has done it again. For the second time in less than four months, the shadowy outfit has succeeded in publishing a leak that has completely dominated the news cycle. Even news outlets and commentators that are critical of its posting of tens of thousands of U.S. military reports on the war in Afghanistan are prepared to confer upon WikiLeaks the honorific of a “whistleblower organization.”But is that what it is? In April, WikiLeaks published its first mega-scoop of 2010: the so-called “Collateral Murder” video showing a 2007 U.S. Apache helicopter attack in which two Iraqi Reuters employees were...
  • Readers' Comments: A Welfare Check and a Voting Card

    08/10/2010 4:26:57 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9/10/2010 | New York Times Readers
    Well, the new York Times has finally done it! They want to register all welfare recipients to vote, and every single reader comment is against their position. Some samples: "Well this is just wonderful Maybe everyone should quit trying to find employment and just go down to the blasted welfare office so government can give you a check to make sure you vote for corrupt and incompetent Democrats "I don't understand why the federal government doesn't just pay welfare recipients for voting. If you vote Democrat, you get a check. If you vote Republican, you get nothing. Why not just...
  • Trash Drudge, Bash Rush and Get a Career Boost?

    08/06/2010 7:47:35 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 06, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    The case of Mr. David Weigel, a reporter who was hired by The Washington Post to blog about conservatives and who resigned from his job on June 25, exposed the inner workings of journalism in America. But what has been most telling about the case since then hasn't just been Weigel's actions or the revelations of other journalists on "Journolist," -- which is described by The Post as "an off-the-record listserv for several hundred independent to left-leaning commentators and journalists that was founded in 2007" -- but how other journalists have reacted to the news. Although it has long been...
  • A Pause That Refreshes? (Panicky NY Times spins The Kenyan's economic meltdown)

    08/06/2010 9:52:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/6/10 | Floyd Norris
    The employment numbers today are not disastrous, but they are certainly not good. It is now clear that the recovery paused this spring.