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  • 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....
  • Joining a Dinner in a Muslim Brotherhood Home (A Useful Idiot Speaks)

    12/08/2011 1:19:13 PM PST · by mojito · 21 replies · 1+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 12/7/2011 | Nicholas Kristof
    If you want to understand the Islamic forces that are gaining strength in Egypt and scaring people here and abroad, let me tell you about my dinner in the home of Muslim Brotherhood activists. First, meet my hostess: Sondos Asem, a 24-year-old woman who is pretty much the opposite of the stereotypical bearded Brotherhood activist. Sondos is a middle-class graduate of the American University in Cairo, where I studied in the early 1980s (“that’s before I was born,” she said wonderingly, making me feel particularly decrepit). She speaks perfect English, is writing a master’s thesis on social media, and helps...
  • He’s Impeachable, You Know (Congress can impeach Attorney General)

    12/08/2011 10:56:39 AM PST · by jiggyboy · 12 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times (Slimes) ^ | May 3, 2007 | Frank Bowman
    Article II of the Constitution grants Congress the power to impeach “the president, the vice president and all civil officers of the United States.” The phrase “civil officers” includes the members of the cabinet (one of whom, Secretary of War William Belknap, was impeached in 1876). *snip* A cabinet officer, like a judge or a president, may be impeached only for commission of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” But as the Nixon and Clinton impeachment debates reminded us, that constitutional phrase embraces not only indictable crimes but “conduct ... grossly incompatible with the office held and subversive of that office and...
  • Frank Rich Is Wrong: Hate Didn’t Kill Kennedy, But It Is Killing Civil Discourse in America

    11/22/2011 3:28:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | November 22, 2011 | Bryan Preston
    Today marks the 48th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The slain president’s wife, his successor, and the liberal media blamed the murder on Dallas’ “climate of hate.” That smear cast a pall on the innocent citizens of that city for decades. I know, because I grew up in the shadow of Big D and in the shadow of Kennedy’s killing. For decades after Nov. 22, 1963, you could go anywhere in the country, tell anyone you were from Dallas, and if you spent enough time with that person, Kennedy’s assassination would inevitably come up. Frank...
  • Vatican Documents Reveal Stalin's Forced Starvation Plan

    11/18/2011 6:59:37 AM PST · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | 11/17/11 | Elizabeth Lev
    Book Gives Details of 1932 'Killing by Hunger' in UkraineROME, NOV. 17, 2011 ( The sober skies and short days of November remind Romans that this is the month to pray for the dead. It seems fitting that this month opened with a presentation of new documents regarding one of the most tragic -- and virtually unacknowledged -- events of the modern age, the Ukrainian Famine. "The Holy See and the Holodomor: Documents from the Vatican Secret Archives on the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Soviet Ukraine" by Father Athanasius McVay and Professor Lubomyr Luciuk was released Oct. 26 with...
  • Goldstone (ardent anti-Israel critic refutes slur): 'Israel Not an Apartheid State'

    11/05/2011 5:11:15 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies
    BigPeace ^ | Nov. 2011
    Goldstone: Israel Not an Apartheid State Posted by Joel B. Pollak Nov 4th 2011 at 5:19 pm in Africa, Foreign Policy, Israel, Media Criticism, Middle East, United Nations | 174576Comments(9) Richard Goldstone. Source: The Jewish Daily ForwardRichard Goldstone, who once accused Israel of deliberately seeking the deaths of Palestinian civilians, then recanted, has published an op-ed in the New York Times today refuting the accusation that Israel is an apartheid state. While “apartheid” can have broader meaning, its use is meant to evoke the situation in pre-1994 South Africa. It is an unfair and inaccurate slander against Israel, calculated...
  • NYTimes pretends Corzine isn't a Dem. Obama donor

    11/01/2011 1:50:46 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | 11-1-09 | Tim Carney
    New York Times columnist Joe Nocera has a scathing attack on Jon Corzine, whose financial firm just declared bankruptcy. "The idea that Corzine, who single-handedly destroyed MF Global Holdings, was in a position to command so much as a penny in severance is horrifying...." What caught my eye was one word that never appeared in Nocera's column. I'll give you a hint: it begins with (D). Also left out of Nocera's piece, Jon Corzine this election has given the maximum to the Democratic National Committee (and thus to Obama's reelection). But it's not Nocera that's omitting these relevant facts --...
  • Judge Rejects Both Reorganization Plans For Tribune[$13B Debt Chicago Trib,LA Times,23 TV Stations]

    10/31/2011 9:42:00 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies
    Chicago Business ^ | October 31, 2011(Updated 8:08 p.m.) | By: Lynne Marek
    (Crain's) — The federal judge overseeing the Tribune Co. bankruptcy case shot down reorganization plans submitted by the Chicago-based media company and a dissident creditor group, threatening to appoint a trustee to oversee the case if they don't resolve it soon. Tribune filed for bankruptcy protection in December 2008 under the weight of $13 billion in debt, a year after the company was taken private in an $8.2-billion leveraged buyout led by real estate mogul Sam Zell, who became its chairman. In a decision that started with the parable of the scorpion that stings the fox carrying him across the...
  • New York Times Plans Staff Reductions (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/13/2011 5:30:14 PM PDT · by abb · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 13, 2011 | Brian Stelter
    In the midst of a deteriorating advertising climate, The New York Times plans to eliminate up to 20 newsroom positions and seek additional savings in the business units, the company said Thursday. 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 there would be “fewer than 20” buyouts. The Times will also seek to cut...
  • GOP Empire's Plan to Crush Tea Party Rebels

    10/13/2011 9:26:50 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 207 replies
    atlantic wire ^ | 10-12-11 | Elspeth Reeve
    Step 1: The first rule of the establishment is: Do not admit you are part of the establishment! Step 2: Disarm them with praise Step 3: Moderate whoever they pick as the 2012 nominee. Step 4: Teach them about compromise. Step 5: Never forget reality
  • 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...
  • NY Times' selective coverage of Israel through a glass darkly

    10/08/2011 8:40:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2011 | Leo Rennert
    The paper's Jerusalem bureau paid barely minimal attention to the recent killing of an Israeli man and his one-year-old son by stone-throwing Palessinians who attacked their car -- with one huge stone smashing through the windshield and hitting the driver. ... Like most Western reporters, Kershner assumes that a logical peace treaty must divide Jerusalem, with Jewish neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem remaining in Israel and Arab neighborhoods becoming part of Palestine. But neither she nor her colleagues have ever checked with Arab residents of Jerusalem about what their real preference might be. Had they done so, they would have found...
  • NY Times Freaks Out After Judge Upholds Most of Alabama’s Immigration Law

    10/02/2011 1:38:34 PM PDT · by montag813 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-02-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaHow significant was Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn's ruling upholding key sections of Alabama's H.B. 56 immigration law? Well, just ask the New York Times, which flipped out over it in their lead editorial: A federal judge has upheld most of Alabama’s new immigration law, the nation’s harshest and most radical attempt to harness a state’s power to find and punish illegal immigrants. The consequences for Alabamans will be serious — not just for the undocumented, but for their blameless citizen children, for those who are mistaken for unauthorized immigrants and for farmers and other business owners...

    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...
  • Palin ‘on the Verge’ of a Decision About Presidential Run

    09/27/2011 5:57:39 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 227 replies · 1+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 09/27/11 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Sarah Palin has been quiet recently. Surprisingly quiet. Ms. Palin, a one-time Alaska governor, is reportedly just days away from deciding whether to run for president. In the meantime, her Twitter feed and Facebook page have gone silent for the last 10 days. Her Web site has not been updated recently. And Ms. Palin has not appeared on Fox News for a week, since before the last Republican presidential debate.
  • Inspector general: Bush-era Pentagon officials cleared of wrongdoing

    09/24/2011 7:45:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 24, 2011 | Rowan Scarborough
    A three-year government investigation has found no wrongdoing by Bush-era Pentagon officials when they gave war briefings to retired military analysts who served as TV and radio commentators. The probe by the Pentagon inspector general was a response to a 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning article in the New York Times that implied the former military officers, some of whom worked for or were defense contractors, received financial favors in return for their commentary and that they were tools in a propaganda campaign. Sources familiar with the IG’s final report said it will say officials broke no rules or laws when they...
  • New York Times sees ad revenue falling more than expected (Christmas layoffs on the horizon?)

    09/21/2011 4:43:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/21/11 | MARKETWATCH/NEWSCORE
    The New York Times Co. expects its third-quarter advertising revenue to slide eight percent, twice the decline it had previously forecast, as economic conditions have been "getting more difficult even since the second quarter," CEO Janet Robinson said Wednesday. "We're seeing that advertisers are less frequently committing upfront because of the uncertainty in their business," Robinson told analysts Wednesday at a conference in New York. The New York Times Co. had expected to see a drop similar to the four-percent decline it had in the second quarter, Robinson said. The company now expects print ad revenue to slide 10 percent...
  • (Biased) Thoughts From Jill Abramson, (NYT's new)Executive Editor

    09/18/2011 8:42:10 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 1 replies
    NYT ^ | 10 sep | Brisbane
    JILL ABRAMSON: ...The idea that women journalists bring a different taste in stories or sensibility isn’t true. I think everybody here recognizes and loves a good story, and the occasions are rare when there is disagreement about that. Will you be a command-and-control type of leader, or one who leads by more subtle means? I definitely don’t see myself as command-and-control. I do see myself as someone who has a lot of story ideas. As managing editor I never approached an editor with “Here’s my story idea and it must be done,” but in a more “What do you think...
  • Chris Matthews not as left as you might think

    09/16/2011 5:59:54 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 48 replies ^ | September 16, 2011 | Michele Kirk
    I don’t think it quite reached the status of a “tingle up the leg,” but according to Tea Party Patriots co-founder Mark Meckler, Chris Matthews extended a friendly, though quiet, gesture of support to the movement while Meckler was a guest on a recent show. The national debate was raging on the debt ceiling and the ability of Congress to stop spending. On air, Matthews tried his best to persuade Meckler to compromise his position, telling the tea party representative that he must learn to negotiate. When the cameras stopped rolling, however, Matthews shocked Meckler by telling him that he...

    09/14/2011 6:01:11 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 66 replies · 1+ views ^ | 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...