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  • NYT Blames Israel For Palestinian Incitement

    03/16/2010 6:16:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 367+ views
    american thinker ^ | 3/16/10 | Leo Rennert
    The Hurva Synagogue was the premier Jewish place of worship in Jerusalem's Old City in the 19th and early 20th Centuries -- until Jordanian troops destroyed it in 1948. On March 15, after several years of painstaking restoration, it came to life again -- an exact replica of the old Hurva. In the week before its reopening, however, the Palestinian Authority unleashed a vicious conspiracy campaign that falsely claimed that reopening the Hurva was a prelude to Israel's intent to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque on Temple Mount to make room for the Third Jewish Temple. Palestinian officials called on Arabs to...
  • Reporter takes stumble chasing Mass. candidate [Boston Globe Spins to Protect Coakley]

    01/13/2010 8:50:35 AM PST · by freespirited · 65 replies · 2,844+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 01/13/10
    A reporter trying to question Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley was involved in a scuffle with one of her aides. John McCormack of the Weekly Standard fell Tuesday night as he tried to speak with the Democrat while simultaneously videotaping her and trying to pass a metal grate on a Washington sidewalk. Photos and video of the incident show Coakley aide Michael Meehan trying to help McCormack up. A scuffle broke out as Meehan tried to block McCormack and determine if he was an operative of a rival campaign. Coakley is seen ignoring McCormack. The trip prompted criticism, since Coakley...
  • Dude, Where's My Civil War?

    03/05/2006 5:17:03 AM PST · by freeperfromnj · 76 replies · 2,569+ views
    The New York Post ^ | March 5, 2006 -- BAGHDAD | Ralph Peters
    I'M trying. I've been trying all week. The other day, I drove another 30 miles or so on the streets and alleys of Baghdad. I'm looking for the civil war that The New York Times declared. And I just can't find it.
  • U.S. steps up commercial spying

    12/20/2005 4:52:41 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 37 replies · 651+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1998 | may 7
    NEW YORK, May 7 — Newly unearthed documents, mostly letters from the CIA to Congress, lay out evidence of an intensive intelligence effort to help U.S. corporations win contracts overseas. The documents, all published during the Clinton administration, appear to confirm reports that America’s electronic eavesdropping apparatus was involved in commercial espionage.
  • Allies Find Signs of Iraq's Chemical Preparedness [but UN found "NOTHING" at Al Qa Qaa in April 2003

    10/25/2004 12:05:44 PM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 118 replies · 7,932+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 4-4-03 | AP
    As the military advances closer to Baghdad, signs of Iraqi chemical preparedness are multiplying, although there is still no conclusive evidence Saddam Hussein's regime possesses weapons of mass destruction. On Friday, troops at a training facility in the western Iraqi desert came across a bottle labeled "tabun" -- a nerve gas and chemical weapon Iraq is banned from possessing. Closer to Baghdad, troops at Iraq's largest military industrial complex found nerve agent antidotes, documents describing chemical warfare and a white powder that appeared to be used for explosives. U.N. weapons inspectors went repeatedly to the vast al Qa Qaa complex...
  • NY Times Picks Up False Claim PDB Referred to "Lower Manhattan"

    04/20/2004 9:58:12 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 15 replies · 120+ views
    MRC ^ | 12:20pm EDT, Tuesday April 20, 2004 | BrentBaker
    On the very day that Washington Post Ombudsman Michael Getler scolded his paper for distorting the content of the August 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Brief (PDB), by saying that it warned of how terrorists had cased a building "in Lower Manhattan," when the PDB said no such thing, a fresh New York Times story conveyed the same distortion about how the PDB warned of an attack in "Lower Manhattan." The April 19 CyberAlert reported: Focusing on how the Washington Post a week earlier had led a story with a very misleading reference to how "President Bush was warned a month...
  • In the New Economics: Fast-Food Factories

    03/02/2004 5:28:04 PM PST · by John Farson · 10 replies · 311+ views
    NYT ^ | 2/20 | David Cay Johnston
    Is cooking a hamburger patty and inserting the meat, lettuce and ketchup inside a bun a manufacturing job, like assembling automobiles? That question is posed in the new Economic Report of the President, a thick annual compendium of observations and statistics on the health of the United States economy. The latest edition, sent to Congress last week, questions whether fast-food restaurants should continue to be counted as part of the service sector or should be reclassified as manufacturers. No answers were offered. In a speech to Washington economists Tuesday, N. Gregory Mankiw, chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers,...
  • Doubting Landesman [questioning the Times Magazine's sex-slave story]

    01/30/2004 8:05:09 AM PST · by Hon · 6 replies · 352+ views
    Slate ^ | Jan. 27, 2004 | Jack Shafer
    Upon rereading Peter Landesman's New York Times Magazine cover story, "The Girls Next Door," viewing the transcripts of his appearances on NPR's Fresh Air and CNN's American Morning, and corresponding with readers, I've got several new observations and questions to add to yesterday's "Press Box" column ("Sex Slaves of West 43rd Street"). For those who've joined the parade late, yesterday's column rained a shower of doubt on Landesman's descriptions of the American sex-slave trade and his view that it is pervasive, with perhaps tens of thousands enslaved. Although the larger focus of Landesman's story is the importation of sex slaves...
  • RED MENACE [Another NY Times Fake Story?]

    01/30/2004 7:44:42 AM PST · by aculeus · 17 replies · 189+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 30, 2004 | Page Six
    <p>THE Internet is buzzing with skepticism over last week's New York Times Sunday Magazine cover story, "Sex Slaves on Main Street," which claimed that tens of thousands of girls from Mexico and Eastern Europe have been smuggled into the United States to work as sex slaves. While some readers question reporter Peter Landesman's figures, he lost our trust when he reported that "prostitution barely existed 12 years ago in the Soviet Union" - a howler that made it hard to believe anything else in the story. In 1991, PAGE SIX spent a long evening in a Moscow nightclub called Night Flight that was packed with call girls. But Landesman quoted a professor of women's studies at the University of Rhode Island who explained why Russia was supposedly whore-free under Communism: "All of the women had jobs."</p>
  • Raines Writes (still ignoring the dead moose at the tea party)

    09/08/2003 7:16:23 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 3 replies · 208+ views
    Newsweak/PMSNBC ^ | 9/15/03 Issue | Seth Mnookin
    Exclusive: Raines Writes NEWSWEEK Sept. 15 issue — In the issue of Details out Sept. 15, Howell Raines, the recently fired executive editor of The New York Times, writes a personal essay that he concludes by saying, “I was wrong and you were right.” IT’S THE FIRST piece of journalism Raines has committed (to borrow one of the poetically inclined Alabamian’s pet phrases) since he left the Times in June. But Raines’s essay isn’t about his divisive tenure at the newspaper; it deals with the fears and joys of watching a son grow into a professional rock musician.
  • New Rules of Engagement with North Korea

    10/19/2002 3:19:28 PM PDT · by mondonico · 43 replies · 650+ views
    New York Times ^ | Oct. 19, 2002 | Joel S. Wit
    Just as the crisis with Iraq is heating up, the United States is on the verge of a serious confrontation with another member of the "axis of evil," North Korea. The recent visit of James A. Kelley, an assistant secretary of state, to Pyongyang ended with North Korea admitting that it is conducting a secret program to produce nuclear bomb-making material. As a result, the stage could be set for a repeat of the 1994 crisis with North Korea over a previous effort to build such weapons, a crisis that brought us close to a second Korean War. A nuclear-armed...