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  • Hewitt Slams Soledad O’Brien for Being Paid By Hamas’ Top Funder

    08/12/2014 4:24:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/12/14 | Staff
    Hugh Hewitt grilled reporter Soledad O’Brien Monday evening for accepting money from the government of Qatar, which is the top financier of the terror group Hamas and also has provided funds to other Islamist groups. Hewitt asked O’Brien, who does work for the Qatari government’s Al Jazeera news station, how she justified being paid by a government that supports terrorism. “Businessweek, has a story on Qatar, which owns Al Jazeera, and the headline calls Qatar a patron of Islamists,” Hewitt said on his radio program. “It says that Qatar funds and arms Islamists fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad and bankrolling...
  • Former CNN correspondent Miles O'Brien has arm amputated after accident

    02/27/2014 2:54:30 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Landau
    Miles O'Brien, award-winning science journalist and former CNN correspondent and anchor, revealed in a blog post that his left arm was amputated recently after an accident. "I wish I had a better story to tell you about why I am typing this with one hand (and some help from Dragon Dictate)," he wrote. The story is not, he wrote with bittersweet humor, as "entertaining" as an "out-of-control quad copter that turns on its master," or perhaps a shark attack or assassination attempt. What led to the loss of O'Brien's arm was a case of TV gear.
  • Disgraced Keith O’Brien faces Vatican ‘trial’

    02/23/2014 12:26:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | February 23, 2014
    CARDINAL Keith O’Brien is facing a new investigation by the Vatican and may face a “trial” under canon law which could lead to him losing his red hat. Three priests in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh have asked Leo Cushley, the new archbishop, to pass on to the Holy See their written complaints which characterise O’Brien as a “sexual predator” who used his authority to compel them into “coercive” and “abusive” sexual relationships. The priests, whose accusations led to the cardinal’s enforced retirement and disgrace last February, appear determined to force Pope Francis to make a final judgment....
  • Obama Promises Disappear from Web

    07/26/2013 11:56:56 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Sunlight Foundation ^ | 26Jul 2013 | John Wonderlich
    Change.gov, the website created by the Obama transition team in 2008, has effectively disappeared sometime over the last month. While the front splash page for Change.gov has linked to the main White House website for years, until recently, you could still continue on to see the materials and agenda laid out by the administration. This was a particularly helpful resource for those looking to compare Obama's performance in office against his vision for reform, laid out in detail on Change.gov. According to the Internet Archive, the last time that content (beyond the splash page) was available was June 8th --...
  • Pope names Vatican official as successor to Cardinal Keith O’Brien

    07/24/2013 9:36:19 PM PDT · by haffast
    Catholic Herald UK ^ | Wednesday, 24 July 2013 | By Staff Reporter
    Pope Francis has named Mgr Leo Cushley as the new Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh. The appointment was announced at noon today in Rome. The archbishop-elect succeeds Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who led the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh from 1985 until his resignation in February. Mgr Cushley is currently head of the English-language section of the Vatican Secretariat of State and has been a close collaborator of both Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. In his capacity as Prelate of the Anticamera, Mgr Cushley has been involved in the visits of heads of state and other important guests...
  • Soledad O’Brien joins Al Jazeera America

    07/01/2013 7:11:29 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | HADAS GOLD | 7/1/13 9:21 AM EDT
    Former CNN morning show host Soledad O’Brien will be joining Al Jazeera America as a special correspondent, the network announced Monday. O’Brien will contribute short-form segments to Al Jazeera America’s current affairs magazine program “America Tonight,” and her production company Starfish Media Group will produce hour-long documentary specials.
  • Bill Cosby Rants Against Republicans, Compares Them to Segregationists for Not Applauding Obama

    03/06/2013 6:54:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 3-5-2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    Unless he had just eaten a bad cup of Jell-O pudding, it would appear that actor and comedian Bill Cosby seems to really, really hate Republicans. The veteran entertainer made that very clear Monday morning when he claimed that Republicans not applauding President Obama’s State of the Union address in unison with Democrats was “as bad as the people who were against any kind of desegregation.” He also wondered aloud about whether or not Republicans today are upset that slavery is no longer legal. Cosby made these remarks on the CNN morning show “Starting Point” after soon-to-be-former host Soledad O’Brien referenced...
  • BUSTED: CNN's Soledad O'Brien Caught Using Liberal Blog To Attack Ryan Plan

    08/13/2012 7:48:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Stumbleupon.com ^ | 8/13/12 | Joe Schoffstall
    In yet another classic display of the liberal media, CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien has been caught red-handed using left-wing blog Talking Points memo to counter Virginia House of Delegates member Barbara Comstock on the House GOP budget. As Ali A. Ackbar of Viral Read discovered: Tonight, she was the substitute host for Anderson Cooper, a program that boasts of its reputation for “keeping [politicians] honest.” During her interview with Virginia House of Delegates Republican member Barbara Comstock, O’Brien became visibly flustered and was actually caught doing finger stress exercises as she attempt to insert editorial commentary while her guest, a...
  • Flashback: Jeremiah Wright's Shout-Out to Soledad O'Brien

    04/01/2012 10:12:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/1/12 | Charles C. Johnson
    CNN's Soledad O'Brien, who has been pushing the racial angle in the Trayvon Martin case, and who infamously failed to smother President Barack Obama's association with radical Critical Race Theory professor Derrick Bell, has a long history of support for radicalism. To take one little-known, but sensational, example: In April 27, 2008, long after the Rev. Jeremiah Wright was already toxic, and a household name, O’Brien gave a positive review of a radical speech Wright had delivered to the NAACP. O'Brien may have been returning a favor, as Wright had given her and fellow CNN contributor Roland Martin a shout-out...
  • What's the Matter with Soledad O'Brien?

    03/14/2012 4:09:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    What's the Matter with Soledad O'Brien? CNN's Soledad O'Brien isn't used to criticism. In the world of media elites, she's a beloved figure and an award-winning news anchor. But last week, she revealed her true, decidedly non-neutral colors. And she's not happy about the hoi polloi questioning her hallowed journalistic objectivity. On Thursday, O'Brien interviewed Joel Pollak, editor-in-chief of the late Andrew Breitbart's online empire. Breitbart's BigGovernment.com released a 1991 video of Barack Obama (then a 30-year-old law student) at a Harvard rally embracing radical racialist Derrick Bell and his push for more aggressive race-based hiring at Harvard. Bell is...
  • ‘Stop Tweeting Me’: CNN Anchor Fed Up With Viewer Outrage Over Race Interview (Poor Baby Soledad!)

    03/12/2012 9:22:46 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 03/12/2012 | Jonathon Seidl
    On Thursday, we brought you the story of CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien and her contentious interview over Critical Race Theory. O‘Brien contends the controversial theory isn’t, well, controversial (read the background here). But it appears O‘Brien’s viewers didn’t really agree....
  • Soledad O’Brien Gives Breitbart.com’s Readers A Lesson In Critical Race Theory

    03/12/2012 8:21:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/12/12 | Tommy Christopher
    The back-and-forth between CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and Breitbart.com Chief Editor Joel Pollak continued on this morning’s Starting Point, as O’Brien sought to dispel misinformation about the late Professor Derrick Bell and Critical Race Theory, which have been the subject of smears by the Big sites. After a tough interview with O’Brien last week, Pollak’s Big sites went on a vengeful tirade against the CNN anchor, posting a flurry of articles seeking to discredit her, and promoting their warped vision of Prof. Bell. Last week, Breitbart.com released one of the “bombshell” videos that the late Andrew Breitbart promised at this years...
  • The Vetting: CNN Implodes Over Breitbart's Obama/Bell Video

    03/08/2012 6:54:43 PM PST · by AAABEST · 132 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03-08-2012
    Video. I have never seen a guy so masterfully shred an entire panel of lefties the way Pollak does here. If you're on the Maobama/Bell story it's a must see. Nearly 1,500 comments at the link.
  • Video: Does O’Brien know what “Critical Race Theory” is?

    03/08/2012 5:28:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    hot air ^ | 3/8/12 | allah pundit
    Via Dan Riehl and Ace, this almost too good to check. Go read Rebel Pundit’s post for an explanation, then skip to 2:00 below. (If you missed Ed’s post this morning, by all means watch the whole thing.) After sneering at Joel Pollak for supposedly mischaracterizing the discipline and then refusing to define it herself, she finally demonstrates her grasp of Critical Race Theory by uncorking a definition that’s curiously similar to … the opening of Wikipedia’s intro on CRT, replete with the noncolloquial use of “intersection” to describe an interdisciplinary study. Could be a coincidence — the definition she...
  • Baltimore's Archbishop O'Brien named to Vatican post

    08/29/2011 3:25:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | August 29, 2011 | Diogenes
    Archbishop Edwin O’Brien of Baltimore has been named by Pope Benedict XVI to become grandmaster of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. The appointment is a surprise, because Archbishop O’Brien has spent less than 4 years as the head of the Baltimore archdiocese, America’s oldest see. In the t past, the post as grandmaster of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre has generally been awarded to a cardinal working at the Vatican who is approaching retirement age. A native of New York, Archbishop O’Brien served as rector of the North American College and as head of the US military ordinariate...
  • Cops: Pregnant woman gets the best of assailant

    07/19/2011 9:42:48 AM PDT · by DFG · 27 replies
    phillynews.com ^ | 07/19/11 | Phillip Lucas
    When career criminal Vaughn Matthews decided to snatch a woman's purse and run from a stopped El train last Wednesday, he perhaps thought Lindsay O'Brien - who is nearly three months' pregnant - would be an easy target. But the attempted robbery quickly turned into a street fight, and it was the criminal who ended up on the ground in agony, according to police. O'Brien, 28, was on a westbound train at 63rd and Market Street about 1:30 p.m. when Matthews, 42, punched her in the forehead, grabbed her bag - which contained her laptop - and ran from the...
  • Breaking News: Tampa SAC 'in full meltdown...shredders are buzzing' (Gunwalker)

    07/08/2011 4:04:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 126 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 July, 2011 | David Codrea
    Exclusive Special Report by Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea The source reporting Special Agent in Charge of ATF's Tampa Field Division Virginia O'Brien "ran a gun-running investigation that was walking guns to Honduras using the techniques and tactics identical to Fast and Furious" contacted these correspondents again this evening with this follow-up report: O'Brien is in full meltdown. She ordered supervisors from around the Division to report immediately to division offices and to plan on working through the entire weekend on the coverup. Her partner in the bungle was ASAC Scott McCampbell. At one point the case was ready to...
  • Michael D. O'Brien on EWTN [on Harry Potter, etc.]

    04/08/2011 2:21:28 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 13 replies
    E-mail | 4-8-11 | Michael D. O'Brien
    8 April, 2011 Dear friends, Last month I was a guest at the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in Alabama, taping programs for a series on the paganization of culture. Thank you very much for your prayers for me. The shows will be broadcast on the Women of Grace program, hosted by Johnnette Bencovic, each day this coming week. The general theme of the series is "Occult Fiction: Inroad to the Culture." Both Johnnette and myself, as well as researcher Sue Brinkmann and Fr. Edmund de Silva, comment on various aspects of the spiritual war that is taking place in...
  • Probation commissioner John O'Brien resigns

    12/31/2010 5:37:48 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Boston Glonbe ^ | 12/31/10 | Thomas Farragher and Marcella Bombardieri
    Probation Commissioner John J. O'Brien, whose alleged widespread use of his agency's payroll to reward political patrons has plunged the Probation Department into scandal and left it subject to federal and state criminal investigations, abruptly resigned yesterday. O'Brien, in a statement issued by his attorney, argued that he was "being made a scapegoat'' and denied that he broke any laws. The 53-year-old commissioner was facing almost certain termination at a disciplinary hearing tentatively scheduled for Tuesday. "Commissioner O'Brien's due process rights have been violated and it is inconceivable that, under these circumstances, he will receive a fair hearing,'' the prepared...
  • [ECUMENICAL] Teens Show Affection With Love Bites [The "Twilight" Effect]

    07/09/2010 7:56:13 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 84 replies
    Allure of "Twilight" sparks new trend. Teens bite one another to show ...
  • "Theophilos": Michael O'Brien's latest novel ... and miracle

    07/02/2010 6:44:07 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 7 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | 7-2-10 | Michael D. O'Brien
    "Many well-grounded complaints have been made about religious literature on the score that it tends to minimize the importance and dignity of life here and now in favor of life in the next world or miraculous manifestations of grace...The Catholic writer, insofar as he has the mind of the Church, will feel life from the standpoint of the central Christian mystery; that it has, for all its horror, been found by God to be worth dying for" -- Flannery O'Connor. "My dear Loukas, if what you have written happened as described...it will overturn the world" --Theophilos, from the Michael O'Brien...
  • [ECUMENICAL] Favorite Quotations

    06/26/2010 10:50:18 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 32 replies · 2+ views
    StudiObrien ^ | June, 2010 | Michael D. O'Brien
    I've been collecting fragments from the writings and sayings of others for nearly forty years. They have always struck me as pieces of a vast mosaic that is being slowly and painstakingly assembled. As in an actual mural mosaic (Byzantine, complex, more than the sum of its parts), if one stands too close to it the image blurs. Focus on a single component and the part becomes the whole, throwing all into misinterpretation. Stand back, find proportion, locate the range of vision, and the portrait emerges. It is my hope that through the passages quoted here a portrait of humanity...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] TWILIGHT of the WEST

    05/31/2010 2:12:25 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 21 replies · 284+ views
    StudiO'brien ^ | 12-17-09 | Michael D. O'Brien
    The astonishing success of the Twilight series of vampire novels written by Stephenie Meyer ranks second only to the Harry Potter series in publishing history, and the two films released to date also repeat this pattern. Meyer’s series builds upon the foundation of older novels and cult films, themselves based on the European legends of vampires. The legends predate even these, for there is a long tradition in ancient religions of supernatural beings who are predators on humans, consuming the blood or flesh of the living, tales that can be found in Babylonian, Greek, Persian, Hindu, and Hebrew lore, as...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Are We Living in Apocalyptic Times?

    05/28/2010 12:26:05 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 20 replies · 281+ views
    StudiO'brien ^ | 1-10-09 | Michael D. O'Brien
    Are We Living in Apocalyptic Times? (part 2): Question Period Question: I'm wondering if we don’t get lost, a lot of times, with so many practices in our spiritual life. And what’s really important is our orientation towards God or towards self-indulgence. Have we examined that enough, and heard it enough? Because the basic sin is to put self in the place of God. O’Brien: I agree, the basic problem is one of choice. Are we making a fundamental choice for God or for self? Though there are layers of choosing in our lives, and a multitude of expressions of...
  • An Unfathomable Marian Richness [Catholic Caucus]

    05/17/2010 12:55:38 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 6 replies · 154+ views
    studiO'brien ^ | 5-15-10 (republished) | Michael D. O'Brien
    In the storm of confusion and misinformation which has greeted the question of a papal definition of the dogma of Mary Coredemptix, Mediatrix, and Advocate, St. Maximilian Kolbe's well known question regarding the Mother of God, "Who are you, O Immaculata?" takes on new poignancy and urgency. Who is she? Who is she really, and what is God doing through this unique woman? Mary is both Mary of Nazareth and "the Woman" of Revelation. But how can this be? Is she two persons? Alternatively, is she perhaps one person in two religious "costumes"? Is she only a model of fidelity,...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Harry Potter and the Paganization of Culture [Absolutely Chilling!]

    05/10/2010 9:58:40 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 80 replies · 1,684+ views
    Studiobrien ^ | Februrary, 2010 | Michael D. O'Brien
    Preface to Harry Potter and the Paganization of Culture, by Michael D. O'Brien This book grew out of a series of articles which were written over a ten-year period for various Christian periodicals. At first, I had no interest in reading the Harry Potter novels, and indeed felt that I had already expended considerable time researching the field of fantasy literature when writing a book on the subject in the mid-1990’s. Moreover, the constant reviews of the Potter series had given me a general sense about the stories and the popular opinions. Oceans of spilled ink and electronic text seemed...
  • $20 bil Peacock deal now a turkey (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/13/2010 4:58:08 AM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies · 795+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 13, 2010 | Peter Lauria
    Right about now, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts is likely in his office curled up in the fetal position wondering if Jeff Zucker is going to destroy his $20 billion investment in NBC Universal before the deal even closes. The very private Roberts is no doubt cringing as he watches the late-night fiasco Zucker personally orchestrated play out like a corporate version of "The Biggest Loser" without the weight loss. The media glare generated by Zucker's Machiavellian treatment of Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien, two of NBC's biggest stars, goes against everything that Comcast, a family-run company that rarely lets...
  • [Video] Conan O’Brien Leaving NBC. Shep Smith Reads Conan’s Statement.

    01/12/2010 1:39:24 PM PST · by Story Balloon · 43 replies · 2,134+ views
    storyballoon.org/videos ^ | 01/12/09 | JasonSB
    Conan O'Brien has announced he is going to be leaving NBC. He is clearly upset with what is going on with the scheduling. Here's part of his statement: Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight...
  • Jerry Seinfeld to Replace Conan O'Brien on "The Tonight Show"?

    12/18/2009 2:36:54 PM PST · by Perdogg · 70 replies · 2,465+ views
    Worst Previews ^ | 12.19.09
    It seemed like a good idea to hire Conan O'Brien to host "The Tonight Show" as Jay Leno's replacement. But O'Brien's huge ratings didn't follow him to his new home, and now, PopEater is reporting that NBC executives are already having conversations about replacing him.
  • Archbishop: Baltimore City Worse Than Afghanistan

    07/29/2009 7:15:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies · 986+ views
    WJZ ^ | 7/28/2009 | Mike Hellgren
    Worse than Afghanistan? Strong words from Baltimore's archbishop on the unprecedented drug-fueled violence in east Baltimore. Bullets wounded 18 people and Mike Hellgren reports on the search for the shooters and the show of force on the streets. Police are everywhere along Ashland Avenue after a mass shooting, part of a bloody battle over drug money and turf. It prompted strong reaction from the archbishop. "Parts of the city are very violent. Parts of the city are as bad as Afghanistan, if not worse, as we saw this weekend," said Archbishop Edwin O'Brien. "This time, it was just pure carnage...
  • The Space Shuttle Tragedy's Green Connection

    08/06/2003 9:44:00 AM PDT · by Maria S · 11 replies · 703+ views
    frontpagemag.com ^ | August 6, 2003 | Jon Berlau
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, said in July that it had found the "smoking gun" that caused the space shuttle Columbia to break apart as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on Feb. 1: a piece of foam that had peeled off the external fuel tank and struck the shuttle's wing 1 minute and 22 seconds after liftoff. But many experts looking at the tragedy that killed seven astronauts say there is a deeper cause. They say that the metaphorical smoking gun should be painted green. Because of demands that the agency help to front for...
  • Conan O'Brien's ratings rise, dominates in demo; Letterman apologizes to Palin (video)

    06/11/2009 5:37:25 PM PDT · by curth · 20 replies · 841+ views
    Live Feed ^ | June 11, 2009
    "Tonight Show" reversed its ratings decline and showed growth for the first time Wednesday night. Also, new ratings for O'Brien's first week behind the "Tonight" desk give NBC a record-setting lead over CBS' "Late Show" among adults 18-49. After seven nights of drops, NBC's "Tonight" may have found its bottom. The talk show rebounded 10% from Monday's performance, climbing to a 3.2 last night in the household ratings. That was enough to edge out David Letterman's "Late Show," which had bested O'Brien's "Tonight" in the overnights for the first time Tuesday evening. Letterman pulled a 3.1 rating, dropping slightly from...
  • There Is A God: Conan's 'TONIGHT' ratings drop with every episode...

    06/07/2009 6:09:44 PM PDT · by The Wizard · 106 replies · 4,953+ views
    http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/06/conan-first-week-ratings.html ^ | Stardate: 0906.07 | James Hibberd's The Live Feed
    I knew my fellow Americans had taste after all..... According to a story on Drudge, Conan's 'TONIGHT' ratings drop with every episode... There is hope for our country.... ...... Conan O'Brien's first week behind NBC's "Tonight Show" desk resulted in a strong overall ratings performance that dominated competitors and left critics generally pleased. But after debuting to record-setting numbers Monday, “The Tonight Show” audience has shrunk with each successive episode......
  • Video - Conan O'Brien Clip - Be Grateful For Our Country and What we Have - Worth Another Look

    04/17/2009 1:52:39 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 9 replies · 888+ views
    Notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 04 17 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    "We live in an amazing, amazing world, and it's wasted on the crappiest generation of spoiled idiots." Video on site
  • Archbishop O'Brien raises concerns about Legion of Christ

    02/25/2009 9:19:08 PM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 2 replies · 539+ views
    The Catholic Review ^ | Feb. 25, 2009 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Concerned that the Legion of Christ stifles the free will of its members and lacks transparency, Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien told the religious order’s director general that he cannot in good conscience recommend that anyone join the Legion or Regnum Christi, its affiliated lay movement. In the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Legion of Christ is affiliated with Woodmont Academy in Cooksville. Regnum Christi is also active in several parishes. The archbishop’s action came in the wake of revelations that Father Marcial Maciel Degollado, founder of the Legion of Christ, fathered a daughter while serving as leader of the international religious...
  • NBC’s Conan O’Brien Tells Crude Joke About Palin’s Daughter

    09/06/2008 6:10:37 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 77 replies · 543+ views
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9-6-08 | Breitbart Video
    This is appalling... NBC Comment Line: 212-664-4444 Email Contact: http://www.nbc.com/Footer/Contact_Us/
  • O'Brien, Geffner added to Red Sox radio broadcasts

    12/15/2006 11:24:18 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 5 replies · 323+ views
    Scott's Shots/Boston Sports media ^ | 12/15/06 | Entercom Boston
    The Entercom press release, via BostonSportsMedia.com. So Jerry Trupiano is indeed gone BOSTON (December 15, 2006) – Entercom Boston and the Boston Red Sox today announced the new radio broadcast team for the 2007 season. Veteran play by play man Joe Castiglione returns for his 25th season of calling Red Sox games, to be joined by Dave O’Brien, currently the play by play announcer for ESPN Monday Night Baseball and the World Series on Major League Baseball, and Glenn Geffner, former radio voice of the San Diego Padres. The versatile O’Brien, a native of Quincy, MA, who split his time...
  • Scotland's Roman Catholics' O'Brian, called for Muslims to apologise for the 9/11 & 7/7 attacks

    10/22/2006 4:50:24 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 22 replies · 824+ views
    Scotsman.com ^ | 21,Oct, 2006
    http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1563542006 Scotland on Sunday, UK - O'Brien urges Muslims to say sorry for 9/11 THE leader of Scotland's Roman Catholics, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, has called for Muslims to apologise for the 9/11 and 7/7 bomb attacks, declaring that the ...
  • DUBAI DUETS

    03/05/2006 9:25:47 PM PST · by txroadkill · 19 replies · 1,173+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 3/6/06 | Washington Prowler
    DUBAI DUETS Late Friday, Department of Justice lawyers in the Office of Legal Counsel were attempting to determine if former President Bill Clinton had registered as an "Agent of a Foreign Principal." Federal statute requires that anyone -- even a former President -- doing political or public affairs work on behalf of a foreign country, agency or official must register with the Department, and essentially update his status every six months. It was not clear the Clinton had done so. If his status is less clear, here is what we do know: If Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton did not know...
  • Soccer fans: ESPN World Cup coverage earns penalty

    07/06/2006 8:55:05 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 210 replies · 3,461+ views
    post gazette ^ | July 05, 2006 | Stefan Fatsis
    The World Cup is generating record television audiences for soccer in the U.S. But some diehard fans think the coverage deserves a red card. Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN and ABC have been hit with complaints from soccer devotees that their telecasts are unsophisticated and mistake-ridden. The popular Web site Big Soccer has a thread titled "Pick your favorite insane thing said by the announcers so far."A major gripe: ESPN selected an announcer, Dave O'Brien, who had never called a soccer game before this year to serve as the tournament's lead play-by-play man. Some English-speaking viewers have switched to Spanish-language Univision,...
  • Laugh Lines: David Letterman, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien

    06/24/2006 10:20:22 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 3 replies · 508+ views
    NY Times Week in Review ^ | June 25, 2006 | Anon
    David Letterman Did you hear about this? North Korea might have missiles with the capabilities to reach the West Coast of the United States. I got to thinking about it, and that's Leno's problem. Jay Leno Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco has ordered National Guard troops to assist police in patrolling New Orleans once again. National Guard troops will be armed with rifles, handguns and plenty of beads. In business news, chocolate maker Nestlé is buying Jenny Craig. Well, that says all you need to know about the war on obesity, doesn't it? It's over. Apparently we surrendered. For years they...
  • Hysteria Central

    02/15/2006 11:59:01 AM PST · by GratianGasparri · 46 replies · 1,522+ views
    New Oxford Review ^ | October 2005 | New Oxford Review
    Hysteria Central October 2005 Michael O'Brien is an accomplished Catholic novelist. His strength is fiction. In The Catholic World Report (April), he ventures into nonfiction, specifically political science, and what he writes turns out to be fiction as well. He writes about "The New Totalitarianism" that is already here or on its way because of "hate" crimes legislation and same-sex "marriage." The NOR has spoken out against active homosexuals (even calling them fags, rump rangers, and light in the loafers), and as a result subscriptions have been canceled. And the NOR has spoken out against "hate" crimes legislation and same-sex...
  • New Orleans Lady SHUTS CNN'S SOLEDAD O'BRIEN DOWN!!!

    09/08/2005 5:27:28 AM PDT · by Poundstone · 170 replies · 7,083+ views
    CNN ^ | Sept. 8, 2005 | self
    Anybody just see this lady in New Orleans SHUT DOWN CNN blabbermouth Soledad O'Brien? It was awesome! The lady (whose name I forgot) said her ancestors settled in New Orleans and she's lived there all her life. She said her neighborhood was high and dry, she had running water, and she wasn't going to evacuate. She blasted CNN and the MSM for showing only shots of flooded New Orleans, saying they weren't showing the parts of the city that were dry and inhabitable. Then she blasted the NO city government for failing to implement its own evacuation plan and evacuate...
  • Canada Bigfoot tape [video]

    07/26/2005 4:27:34 PM PDT · by minus_273 · 21 replies · 1,959+ views
    A Current Affair ^ | A Current Affair
    - Dr. Franklin Ruehl, host of Mysteries From Beyond The Other Dominion leads the team. Donning a pith helmet, and what appears to be a winter coat, (in studio in California) Dr. Ruehl admits there`ll be dangers... "the flight is about 500 miles, and eh, I don`t know if it`ll be a bi-plane, or...we`re ah, we`re gonna have to say our prayers going up there.". He continues, "When we start hiking up there, it could be snowing, we could run into a blizzard, perhaps other creatures are up there, a wild moose..." ( Wild Moose, not the domesticated variety. )...
  • CNN announces programming changes (shuffling the deck chairs)

    06/06/2005 11:53:55 AM PDT · by Moose4 · 36 replies · 1,063+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 6 June 2005 | Unattributed
    (CNN) -- "American Morning" is adding another O'Brien to its mix. Miles O'Brien, a longtime CNN anchor and correspondent, is joining "AM's" Soledad O'Brien as co-anchor beginning June 20. "We're honing the cast of 'American Morning' in order to focus on what the audience wants most and what CNN does best: the latest news delivered with the greatest intelligence," CNN/U.S. President Jon Klein said. "In a morning television landscape littered with mindless entertainment, there will be one name you can rely on for no-nonsense news: O'Brien."
  • Liberal MP leaves Grits over same-sex bill (ex-Liberal comes to his senses!)

    06/06/2005 7:32:47 AM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 18 replies · 529+ views
    CTV.ca ^ | 06/06/05 | CTV.ca News Staff
    CTV.ca News Staff Liberal MP Pat O'Brien, who opposes his party's position on gay marriage, says he's quitting the Grits to sit as an Independent. The move comes less than two months after he held a news conference to announce he was staying with the Liberals despite misgivings. O'Brien has been out of step with his party on social issues and has been long opposed to the government's efforts to pass legislation to legalize same-sex marriage. In April, he decided to stick with the Liberals after Prime Minister Paul Martin promised expanded debate of the marriage bill. But O'Brien said...
  • Possible Replacements for Cardinal McCarrick as Archbishop of Washington, DC

    06/02/2005 4:21:14 PM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 28 replies · 677+ views
    Vaticanisti Blog Spot ^ | May 27th, 2005 | Vaticanisti
    Friday, May 27, 2005 Possible Replacements for Cardinal McCarrick as Archbishop of Washington, DC Like it or not, the venerable Cardinal McCarrick of Washington will be hitting 75 this July 7th. You know what that means! Our sources tell us his resignation will be accepted "on an expedited timetable." Coupled with his public desire to retire early, Washington should have a new leader within the year. This episcopal see is highly visible due to it being located in our nation's capital and has been rewarded, since its inception, with its archbishops being created cardinals -- O'Boyle, Baum, Hickey, and McCarrick....
  • 76ers Fire O'Brien, Hire Cheeks as New Head Coach

    05/23/2005 11:06:04 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 394+ views
    aolnews ^ | May 23 2005 | DAN GELSTON
    PHILADELPHIA (May 23) - Maurice Cheeks is running the show again for the Philadelphia 76ers. In a surprising move nearly three weeks following the end of their season, the Sixers fired Jim O'Brien on Monday after one season as coach and replaced him with Cheeks, one of the most popular players in franchise history. "Mo is family. Mo bleeds 76ers. He bleeds Philadelphia," team president Billy King said. Cheeks will be introduced as Philadelphia's 21st head coach at a Tuesday news conference. Philadelphia is certainly banking on the former point guard to have a happier homecoming than O'Brien, a Philadelphia...
  • Blackwell pledge request illegal, Democrat says

    03/09/2005 4:43:45 AM PST · by Columbus Dawg · 6 replies · 416+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 9, 2005 | Joe Hallett
    Ohio’s chief elections officer might have broken the law last year when he asked state legislative candidates to pledge to oppose renewal of a one-penny increase in the state sales tax, a top Democratic official says. "I’m not a lawyer, but if you read the law, what he did is clearly illegal," Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Dennis L. White said yesterday, referring to Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell, a Republican. Acting as honorary chairman of Citizens for Tax Repeal, Blackwell sent a letter to legislative candidates on May 20, 2004, asking them to sign a pledge "to oppose any...
  • Who is MaryEllen O'Brien?

    01/04/2005 11:41:26 AM PST · by Veronika · 1 replies · 252+ views
    1/4/05 | Veronkia
    Does anyone know who MaryEllen O'Brien is? She was at my daughter's parish as a speaker, and they thought she was wonderful, but I've never heard of her. I guess she's written a book about "holy dying," among other things. She's from Chicago, I don't know much else.