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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...