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  • Sen. Kaufman: GOP waging 'holy jihad' to extend tax cuts

    09/20/2010 3:34:49 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    Republicans are fighting to extend tax cuts for high earners with the intensity of a "holy jihad," a Democratic senator charged Monday. Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.) said he didn't see any room for compromise with Republicans on the extension of income tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of the year, blaming the GOP for being unflinching on tax rates. "We talk about bending — it's incredible. There's no bending! Pick up your morning Washington Post and find out what Republicans are willing to bend on," Kaufman said during an appearance on CNBC. "This is like a...
  • How Republicans won the Internet [Rightroots vs. Netroots: "Even" Playing Field?]

    01/24/2010 9:51:28 AM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 712+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 24, 2010 | Mindy Finn and Patrick Ruffini
    How Republicans won the Internet By Mindy Finn and Patrick Ruffini Sunday, January 24, 2010 Scott Brown's supporters became fans of the candidate on Facebook, where they commented on his status updates and uploaded their own photos. The Republican Senate hopeful took to Twitter, using the #masen hashtag to let his followers know how the race was going. His campaign powered its field operation through targeted online ads and Web-based spreadsheets, and raised $12 million from 157,000 individual donations in the last two weeks of the race. After he won last week, his team live-streamed the election-night party in Boston...
  • The Blogger Who Nailed Van Jones

    09/08/2009 3:52:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 55 replies · 2,486+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 9-8-09 | Cliff Kincaid - OP/ED
    September 8, 2009The Blogger Who Nailed Van Jones Cliff Kincaid If the Van Jones resignation is blamed on his statements about Republicans and 9/11, a great lesson will have been lost. As we argued in a previous column, “It’s the communism, stupid.” If people don’t recognize the dangers of having a communist in the White House, then the nature of the scandal will not have been understood. Blogger Trevor Loudon of New Zealand broke the story on April 6th and has some thoughts on what happened and where this story is heading.   His main point is that Van...
  • Chrysler Conservatives Axed - Only Blogs Investigate

    05/28/2009 12:50:38 PM PDT · by Justaham · 21 replies · 1,115+ views ^ | 5-28-09 | Mike Sargent
    The blogosphere has, once again, proven itself a worthy investigator. Unsurprisingly, that same investigatory spirit is nearly nonexistent in the mainstream media. This morning on Fox and Friends, Michelle Malkin gave an interview on a story that she and HotAir have been following for several days (video embedded to the right). Apparently, many of the Chrysler dealers that have been chosen for closing have made a habit of donating money to Republicans, or nobody at all – and those who donate to Democrats are miraculously safe. Why is it miraculous?
  • Chrysler Conservatives Axed - Only Blogs Investigate

    05/28/2009 10:26:13 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 52 replies · 2,068+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 28, 2009 - 12:44 ET | Mike Sargent
    The blogosphere has, once again, proven itself a worthy investigator. Unsurprisingly, that same investigatory spirit is nearly nonexistent in the mainstream media. This morning on Fox and Friends, Michelle Malkin gave an interview on a story that she and HotAir have been following for several days (video embedded to the right). Apparently, many of the Chrysler dealers that have been chosen for closing have made a habit of donating money to Republicans, or nobody at all – and those who donate to Democrats are miraculously safe. Why is it miraculous? The odds are massively against this pattern emerging – to...
  • Senate Race in Minnesota Shows Power of Bloggers

    05/25/2008 9:19:44 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies · 168+ views
    NY Times ^ | Published: May 25, 2008 | By MONICA DAVEY
    EAGAN, Minn. — On a laptop at a kitchen table in this cheery Twin Cities suburb, headlines ripping into Al Franken ... are written up day after day for Minnesota Democrats Exposed, a political blog created by a former Republican Party researcher. * * * But Minnesota Democrats Exposed has dealt several blows to Mr. Franken’s campaign lately: revelations that he owed $25,000 to the State of New York for failing to pay workers’ compensation insurance and that his corporation was in forfeiture in California. With only weeks until the state Democratic Party’s convention, where Mr. Franken is expected to...
  • FreeRepublic Featured in Newseum Exhibit on RatherGate

    05/01/2008 6:38:52 AM PDT · by BufordP · 111 replies · 519+ views
    1 May 2008 | kburi
    On 4/11/08, The Newseum opened its new quarters in Washington, DC. I was specifically interested in an exhibit in the Internet, TV and Radio Gallery. The exhibit was "Bias at CBS" and it featured the September 2004 "60 Minutes II" Dan Rather report aimed at discrediting President Bush's service in the Air National Guard. This 9/04 report was meant to hurt Bush's re-election chances in November, 2004. Comments among FReepers quickly exposed inconsistencies in the documents and led to bloggers on the internet exposing the report as deeply flawed, as well as using forged documents. These inconsistencies ultimately forced CBS...
  • U.S. Military Report on Use of Blogs in Warfare Credits Free Republic

    04/01/2008 7:04:03 PM PDT · by kristinn · 79 replies · 2,973+ views
    Tuesday, April 1, 2008 | Kristinn
    An unclassified 2006 report by the Strategic Studies Department of the U.S. military's Joint Special Operations University relates the story of how Freepers, followed by others in the blogosphere, took down Dan Rather over the forged Killian memos as a way to demonstrate the growing ability of individuals using the Internet to influence the world at large.The report also discusses the feasibility of "clandestinely recruiting or hiring prominent bloggers" for information warfare and of the reticence the military has toward using the Internet for disinformation campaigns.The report was authored by Maj. James Kinniburgh and Dr. Dorothy Denning. The authors demonstrate...
  • Who Is Seditious Under Secretary Of State Burns Working For? (Pamela Geller Goodie Alert)

    12/29/2007 9:31:15 AM PST · by goldstategop · 24 replies · 226+ views
    New Media Journal ^ | 12/29/2007 | Pamela Geller
    Reading Nicholas Burns speech is like entering the twilight zone. A handmaiden for Islamazis, he is delivering America into the claws of Islamic jihad. Worse still, he has a svengalian influence over Condhimmi. If you have trouble reading or understanding this, merely pretend it is 1942 and substitute Nazi Germany for Palestinian state. That should do it. Burns is just another State Dept Arab loving hack with, we now discover, a Palestinian-Arab in his family. Any wonder why and where his misguided sympathies are? The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) held its second annual gala Oct. 17 at the...
  • Rather's Ruin and the Rise of the Pajamahadeen

    12/12/2007 7:48:02 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 187 replies · 5,261+ views ^ | December 12, 2007 | Scott Swett and Tim Ziegler
    If any definitive evidence to the contrary of our story is found, we will report it. So far, there is none. — CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never! — Former Iraqi Minister of Information Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, better known as “Baghdad Bob” A coordinated effort Outflanked by the new media tactics of the anti-Kerry veterans groups, much of the establishment media now prepared to focus with laser-like intensity on the military service, not of John Kerry, but of George W. Bush. That decision would lead to the sharpest single confrontation between the...
  • Digging out more CNN/YouTube plants: (at least four plants exposed so far)

    11/29/2007 2:16:26 AM PST · by rawhide · 284 replies · 2,695+ views ^ | November 29, 2007 12:47 AM | Michelle Malkin
    Abortion questioner is declared Edwards supporter (and a slobbering Anderson Cooper fan); Log Cabin Republican questioner is declared Obama supporter; lead toy questioner is a prominent union activist for the Edwards-endorsing United Steelworkers
  • The Plant Life Of Anderson Cooper And CNN (FreeRepublic mentioned)

    11/29/2007 5:49:19 AM PST · by jdm · 77 replies · 263+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Nov. 29, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    CNN and YouTube had weeks to select the questions for last night's debate, poring over 5,000 submissions to select the handful that made it to the candidates. They even flew a few of them to the debate in order to allow them a response to the answers provided by the Republican presidential hopefuls. Yet within minutes of the debate, bloggers discovered what CNN missed -- that one prominent questioner flown to Florida by CNN worked on the campaign of a Democratic rival, and that at least three other questioners have declared support for Democratic candidates. Michelle Malkin rounds it up:...
  • CNN Fails to Mention Retired Gay General’s Endorsement of Hillary (Author Hat-Tips FReepers)

    11/28/2007 7:38:42 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 69 replies · 232+ views ^ | 11/28/2007 | Matthew Balan
    CNN, as part of its Republican debate with YouTube, failed to mention that retired general Keith Kerr, who announced he was gay after his retirement from the Army, is a member of Hillary Clinton’s "LGBT Americans For Hillary Steering Committee." Not only did General Kerr ask the question via a YouTube video, but he was also present in the audience, and got to ask the candidates for a "straight answer" (pardon the pun). General Kerr’s, whose question came 47 minutes into the 9 pm Eastern hour the debate, is also part of the Servicemembers’ Legal Defense Network's advisory council, an...

    11/28/2007 7:18:25 PM PST · by AngryCapitalist · 145 replies · 5,938+ views
    LexisNexis | 12-11-2003 | CNN
    From CNN Transcripts -> Dated 12-11-03 GENERAL KEITH KERR ON CNN 2 YEARS AGO. A DEFINATE PLANT ---> TWO TRANSCRIPTS FOLLOW. CNNFN December 11, 2003 Thursday SHOW: THE FLIPSIDE 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time Gays In The Military: 10 Years Of Unfair Policies, CNNfn GUESTS: Keith H. Kerr, Matt Coles BYLINE: Kathleen Hays, Valerie Morris, Gerri Willis SECTION: Business LENGTH: 2596 words KATHLEEN HAYS, CNNfn ANCHOR, THE FLIPSIDE: Let's get on to our big story, this year marks 10th anniversary of the "don't ask, don't tell policy", a bill intended to permit gays and lesbians to serve in the armed...
  • Dan Rather’s Last Big Story Is Himself

    11/27/2007 10:29:30 AM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 61 replies · 326+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | November 25, 2007 | Joe Hagen
    Dan RatherÂ’s Last Big Story Is Himself By Joe Hagan Published Nov 25, 2007 If he werenÂ’t famous, heÂ’d be mistaken for a veteran of a long-ago war: khaki safari shirt on his back, scuffed combat boots on his feet, that wiry crest of a brow, rheumy eyes under heavy lids, lower lip jutting out like an ornery fish resisting a hook. When Dan Rather sits on a bench in Central Park to tell how his 44-year career at CBS News ended in ignominy and humiliation, he is in fact still waging a war, a bitter and personal one. And...
  • Did I Really Start A Firestorm in Washington?

    10/09/2007 9:19:16 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 277 replies · 11,686+ views
    Myself and Multiple links ^ | 10-09-07 | ICWHATUDO
    Hello everyone, its been an interesting few days. I had no idea my post about the family used by democrats to push for expansion of the S-CHIP program would cause such a stir. There have been many questions and comments raised about me and my simple Google research that I thought I'd deal with them all on this post if it's ok with the Mods. My interest in the S-CHIP issue came about because of the way it's portrayed in the media. President Bush's veto was of an EXPANSION of this health insurance program to include higher income families. It...
  • Media Fail at Fact Checking on 12 Year Old Voice of SCHIP; Blogs(Free Republic) Pick Up Slack

    10/08/2007 3:28:15 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 184 replies · 4,947+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 7, 2007
    The media piled on when President Bush used his veto pen on this children's health insurance bill. They tried to drop the absolute moral authority bomb on it big time and paint him as not caring about children. Now it looks like a little backfire is on the horizon. On September 29th, 12 year old Graeme Frost of Maryland got to do the Democrats’ radio address, in which he told his story of how he and his sister were seriously injured in a car accident, and if it hadn’t been for SCHIP, they wouldn’t be here today. The Baltimore Sun...
  • The "Not So Poor" 12 Year Old Who Rebutted Bush on SCHIP Veto

    10/06/2007 10:42:57 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 407 replies · 74,597+ views
    Multiple, Baltimore Sun ^ | 10-07-07 | self
    Graeme Frost, who gave the democrat rebuttal to George Bush’s reasons for vetoing the SCHIP Bill, is a middle school student at the exclusive$20,000 per year Park School in Baltimore, MD. Graeme was in a severe car accident three years ago, and received care paid for by the government program known as SCHIP-(State Children's Health Insurance Program) "I was in a coma for a week and couldn't eat or stand up or even talk. My sister was even worse," Graeme wrote. "My parents work really hard and always make sure my sister and I have everything we need, but we...
  • A Rather Controversial Ending (Dan Rather blaming the conspiratorial Right?)

    09/23/2007 2:05:50 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 44 replies · 163+ views
    Newsweek via MSNBC ^ | September 21, 2007 | By Johnnie L. Roberts
    <p>Dan Rather’s $70 million lawsuit alleges there was more to his CBS departure than meets the eye. But former colleagues aren’t convinced.</p> <p>In parts, it reads like a political thriller, with a cast of “right-wing” hit men out to force a powerful journalist to heel. Or a tale of corporate deceit, in which Machiavellian suits sacrifice their own to cozy up to the president of the United States. Or a behind-the-scenes saga of a network news division assembling a story that could help unseat an incumbent president at the polls.</p>
  • Atlas Mugged: How a Gang of Scrappy, Individual Bloggers Broke the Stranglehold of the MSM

    09/23/2007 8:05:31 AM PDT · by shove_it · 54 replies · 204+ views
    The Atlas Society ^ | Edward B. Driscoll, Jr.
    The twentieth century was the high point of mass culture—or “the overculture” as some call it. Any culture that could produce Citizen Kane, Casablanca, and The Honeymooners can’t be all bad. But eventually, the connection between media elites and their audiences began to fracture. Though apocryphal, the line frequently attributed to Pauline Kael of the New Yorker in 1972 sums up the growing chasm between the overculture—particularly the media—and its audience: “I don’t know how Nixon won. No one I know voted for him.” Just as the Big Three car manufacturers, with a once-monolithic hold on American consumers, seemed unaware...
  • posted at 05:14 PM by Glenn Reynolds

    09/21/2007 6:28:18 PM PDT · by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek · 4 replies · 228+ views
    BRINGING NEW MEANING TO "PAJAMAHADEEN": "Once her son is off to school, Laura Mansfield settles in at her dining room table with her laptop and begins trolling Arabic-language message boards and chat rooms popular with jihadists. Fluent in Arabic, the self-employed terror analyst often hacks into the sites, translates the material, puts it together and sends her analysis via a subscription service to intelligence agencies, law enforcement and academics.";_ylt=AtzS6k45AYZVyUhocUmw4nFvzwcF S.C. mom scoops al-Qaida with its videos By SAGAR MEGHANI, Associated Press Writer Thu Sep 20, 8:02 PM ET WASHINGTON - Once her son is off to school, Laura Mansfield...
  • S.C. mom scoops al-Qaida with its videos

    09/20/2007 8:56:59 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 201 replies · 1,152+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Sep 20, 2007 | SAGAR MEGHANI
    WASHINGTON - Once her son is off to school, Laura Mansfield settles in at her dining room table with her laptop and begins trolling Arabic-language message boards and chat rooms popular with jihadists. Fluent in Arabic, the self-employed terror analyst often hacks into the sites, translates the material, puts it together and sends her analysis via a subscription service to intelligence agencies, law enforcement and academics. Occasionally she comes across a gem, such as when she found a recent Osama bin Laden video — before al-Qaida had announced it. "I realized, oh my gosh, I'm sitting here, I'm a fat...
  • Anti-War left uses bribes to inflate numbers for rally

    09/15/2007 8:25:26 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 41 replies · 2,643+ views
    myself | 15 September 2007 | Trueblackman
    Well Freepers, if you think we Eagles were outnumbered today. You could not be more wrong and here is some information, you need to know. It seems that our friends on the left had to resort to bribes to inflate their numbers today. I spoke to several students from Hollins College, who claimed they would receive extra credit and even credit for attending today's rally. I did observe what would be college professors leading their students along the route to the Capitol. After the event of the day I observed several signs in the trash near the homeless shelter several...
  • Blogs: All the noise that fits. (Opinions on weblogs no substitute for fact-finding of reporters)

    08/20/2007 10:02:06 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 36 replies · 1,281+ views
    LA Times ^ | August 19, 2007 | Michael Skube
    The late Christopher Lasch once wrote that public affairs generally and journalism in particular suffered not from too little information but from entirely too much. What was needed, he argued, was robust debate. Lasch, a historian by training but a cultural critic by inclination, was writing in 1990, when the Internet was not yet a part of everyday life and bloggers did not exist. Bloggers now are everywhere among us, and no one asks if we don't need more full-throated advocacy on the Internet. The blogosphere is the loudest corner of the Internet, noisy with disputation, manifesto-like postings and an...
  • How the New Republic Got Suckered [by 'Baghdad diarist' who alleged bad behavior by fellow soldiers]

    08/20/2007 9:13:06 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 34 replies · 1,624+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 20, 2007 | Richard Miniter
    When Pajamas Media heard the authenticity questions surrounding the “Baghdad Diarist” articles by Scott Thomas Beauchamp in The New Republic, we asked our Washington Editor Richard Miniter to look into how the respected opinion magazine could once again be the locus of such a scandal. Miniter spoke with several people involved in the extraordinary story, including the whistle-blower and a German woman who was Beauchamp’s fiancée until just before he married, of all people, Miniter discovered, a fact-checker at The New Republic. That fiancée said of her former boyfriend, the soldier/reporter: “He hates the army. The only reason he joined...
  • GOP Blogger Builds Power In Public Forum (Jon Fleischman's California Conservative Powerhouse Alert)

    08/13/2007 1:41:42 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies · 717+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 08/12/2007 | Mike Zapler
    There's plenty of hand wringing in the press about why the state still doesn't have a budget six weeks into the fiscal year. But one member of the media is delighting in the standoff and playing an oversized role in keeping it going: a 39-year-old conservative blogger who spends hours of his workday in bed typing away on an aging Dell laptop, hundreds of miles from the Capitol. Jon Fleischman has never aspired to be a reporter. "Fair and balanced" is decidedly not his thing. "I don't pretend to be objective," the longtime GOP activist said last week in his...
  • Coulter: Absolutely fabulist

    08/08/2007 2:18:44 PM PDT · by JWR_Editor · 80 replies · 4,490+ views ^ | 8/8/07 | Ann Coulter
    In their latest demonstration of how much they love the troops, liberals have produced yet another anti-war hoax.
  • In California budget battle, McClintock goes blog wild (good conservative news from California?)

    07/25/2007 5:13:55 PM PDT · by saganite · 28 replies · 756+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 25, 2007 | AURELIO ROJAS
    As last week's all-night lockdown in the state Senate ended without a budget, Sen. Tom McClintock thanked fellow conservatives on his daily blog for their calls and e-mails and proclaimed, "You've made a difference." By many accounts, so has the rock-ribbed Thousand Oaks Republican who during the current stalemate has reached out to the party faithful via the blogosphere and urged them to implore the Senate's 15 Republicans to hold firm. Railing against what he sees as profligate spending by Democrats is nothing new for McClintock, who during his 21 years in the Legislature has often been dismissed by critics...
  • Bin Laden Video Fools AP (New Bin Laden Video Turns Out To Be Old 2001 Video)

    07/15/2007 2:59:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 65 replies · 2,978+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | July 15, 2007
    Bin Laden Video Fools AP I’m more convinced than ever that Osama bin Laden is no longer consuming oxygen, as another videotape is released by the As Sahab freakazoids: Bin Laden praises martyrdom in new video. CAIRO, Egypt - A new al-Qaida videotape posted Sunday on a militant Web site featured a short, undated clip of a weary-looking Osama bin Laden praising martyrdom. The bin Laden clip, which lasted less than a minute, was part of a 40-minute video featuring purported al-Qaida fighters in Afghanistan paying tribute to fellow militants who have been killed in the country. Bin Laden glorified...
  • The Truth – But Not The Whole Truth – About Fake News

    03/17/2007 5:52:30 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 30 replies · 1,051+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | March 16, 2007 | The Stiletto
    In a nearly 4,000 word article in Columbia Journalism Review, Columbia J-school adjunct professor Robert Love contends that fake news "comes at us from every quarter of the media - old and new - not just as satire but disguised as the real thing, secretly paid for by folks who want to remain in the shadows" and concludes, "Some of us … aren’t doing all we can to help readers and viewers know the difference between the fake and the honest take."Love cites these recent examples of fake news – which, as it turns out, did not originate with Jon...
  • AP stands for Advocacy Press [Michelle Malkin takes on AP]

    09/21/2006 9:02:46 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 15 replies · 2,850+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | September 21, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Yesterday evening, I received a call from my column syndicate, Creators Syndicate. The Associated Press had phoned my editor to inform her that it would be sending a response to my column yesterday about detained AP photographer Bilal Hussein. (Funny how quickly they respond now. Where have they been the past five months? Oh, right: Busy covering up the news about Hussein's April 12 capture by the military at a Ramadi apartment with an alleged al Qaeda leader and a weapons cache.) The AP last night asked my editor to supply its corporate communications office with my newspaper client list...
  • Not the hole truth

    08/30/2006 12:28:26 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 10 replies · 1,081+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 8/30/06 | andrew bolt
    IT'S bad enough that friends of Hezbollah terrorists could trick so many journalists with just a tall story and a rusty Lebanese ambulance. Worse is that some of those journalists seemed so eager to believe this ambulance was indeed wickedly blown up by an Israeli missile fired straight through the big red cross on its roof -- leaving not even a scorch mark. But worst is that even now that this hoax has been exposed, none of the countless writers and commentators who fell for it have admitted to passing on as fact the propaganda of terrorists. It is this...
  • The media war against Israel [Melanie Phillips nails it!]

    08/30/2006 11:31:25 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 42 replies · 1,996+ views
    melanie phillips ^ | August 30, 2006 | melanie phillips
    The media war against Israel Early in the recent Lebanon war, the blogosphere revealed the fabrication of images by Reuters, whose reputation is now in shreds among those dwindling numbers in the western mainstream media who still acknowledge there is such a thing as the truth. Since then, the nature and scale of the various frauds perpetrated by the media during that war put those doctored Reuters pictures into the shade. The western media are no longer merely producing questionable professional practices in reporting a war. They are now active participants in it — and on the wrong side of...
  • Journalists blame Israel for war coverage [Dinosaur Media Death Agony]

    08/29/2006 12:08:31 PM PDT · by Alouette · 21 replies · 1,242+ views
    YNet ^ | Aug. 29, 2006 | Yaakov Lappin
    International journalists discuss Lebanon war coverage; NYT bureau chief: Israel 'not interested in Lebanese deaths' A number of journalists claimed during a convention in Jerusalem Monday evening that Israel and the IDF were mostly to blame for the way the foreign media covered the Lebanon war. The panel of journalists, largely from the international media, convened to discuss their coverage of the war, at a conference arranged by the Media Line agency's Mideast Press Club. "Journalists' access to the battlefield is controlled exclusively by the IDF," said Simon McGregor-Wood, Chairman of the Foreign Press Association, and Bureau Chief of ABC...
  • Column One: Terrorist theater tricks

    08/28/2006 5:44:59 PM PDT · by dervish · 37 replies · 1,161+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8?28/06 | Caroline Glick
    What are we seeing when we watch events from the Middle East on our television screens? Is it news or is it terrorist theater? Let us observe two media events which occurred on Sunday in Gaza. Sunday afternoon released hostages and Fox News journalists Steven Centanni and Olaf Wiig spoke before the cameras. The fact of their release and their statements were reported by more than 1,000 news organizations throughout the world. At the press conference, Centanni and Wiig, who were forced by their Palestinian captors to convert to Islam, praised the Palestinians. Centanni said, "I just hope this never...
  • Reuters Caught with Doctored Lebanon Photo, Again

    08/28/2006 5:14:42 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 51 replies · 3,847+ views
    Newsbusters/Reuters ^ | August 28 | John Armor
    You would think that Reuters learned its lesson about publishing to the world photos doctored to create a false image. After all, they were caught with multiple false photos from Lebanon, and had to take down more than 900 images from one stringer. Reuters promised it would have "experienced editors" look at all such photos in the future.
  • Rewriting History at Editor & Publisher [Fauxtography Defender's Faux News ]

    08/26/2006 10:01:08 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 22 replies · 1,252+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 08/26/06 | Charles Johnson
    Fauxtography Defender's Faux News Turns out that Greg Mitchell, the Editor & Publisher editor who has been attacking the blogosphere like a rabid ferret for pointing out the bogus news from the Middle East, has first-hand experience with staging news. (Hat tip: Confederate Yankee.) Since the press seems to be in full-disclosure mode these days, I want to finally come clean. Back when I worked for the Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Gazette (now the Niagara Gazette), our city editor asked me to find out what tourists thought about an amazing local event: Engineers had literally “turned off” the famous cataracts,...
  • The Great Ambulance Hoax: All your fakes are belong to us (The MSM busted again)

    08/24/2006 1:05:13 PM PDT · by pissant · 107 replies · 3,391+ views
    Michelle ^ | 8/24/06 | Michelle Malkin/others
    ***updated with MSM contact info below...Dan Riehl follows up with observations about the ambulance license plates...Related: Daniel Freedman on Hezbollah's helpers at the Red Cross*** Take a good look at these three images of Red Cross ambulances in Lebanon, supposedly deliberately targeted by Israel, and broadcast worldwide by the MSM last month: On August 6, I linked to Dan Riehl's excellent post raising questions and doubts (his initial post here) about the alleged missile targeting by Israel of the Red Cross ambulances. Infinitives Unsplit first called attention to the dubious ambulance claims on July 27. Now, Internet documentarian and photojournalist...
  • Video: Fox reports on Zombie’s expose of the ambulance incident (We pushed it thru!!!)

    08/24/2006 4:39:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 52 replies · 2,660+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/24/06 | brit Hume/Zombie/Allah
    They aired the German TV clip of Green Helmet at Qana last week and tonight they covered the atrocity that wasn’t. Is that why they’re known as “Faux News”? Because they’re willing to look critically at faux news that Greg Mitchell is only too gullibly happy to swallow? Kudos to Zombie, of course, and to the forgotten man in all this — Dan Riehl, who was blogging the ambulance hoax as far back as August 1. Click to see video.
  • All Your Fakes Are Belong to Us [Video of Beirut Fauxtography]

    08/24/2006 8:34:13 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 5 replies · 827+ views
    Jawa ^ | 8/24/06 | Jawa Report
    All Your Fakes Are Belong to Us A jawa video spoof on Beirut Fauxtography.
  • Photojournalism in Crisis (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/18/2006 7:49:13 AM PDT · by abb · 74 replies · 2,260+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | August 18, 2006 | David D. Perlmutter
    Amid the controversy over certain pictures from Lebanon, a longtime student of war photography asks, "I'm not sure if the craft I love is being murdered, committing suicide, or both." By David D. Perlmutter (August 18, 2006) -- The Israeli-Hezbollah war has left many dead bodies, ruined towns, and wobbling politicians in its wake, but the media historian of the future may also count as one more victim the profession of photojournalism. In twenty years of researching and teaching about the art and trade and doing photo-documentary work, I have never witnessed or heard of such a wave of attacks...
  • Fauxtography: The Media Scandal Continues

    08/16/2006 3:52:11 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 26 replies · 1,782+ views ^ | 8/16/06 | Michelle Malkin
    It's the story that the journalistic elite would rather just go away. In the aftermath of Reuters' admission that one of its photographers, Adnan Hajj, had manipulated two war images from Lebanon after bloggers smoked out his crude Photoshop alterations, and all 920 of his Reuters photos were pulled, evidence of far more troubling photo staging and media deception in the Middle East continues to pour in. Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs ( calls it "fauxtography." Reuters on Sunday withdrew an image of smoke rising from burning buildings after an Israeli air strike on the suburbs of Beirut on...
  • The first Photoshop war [doctored photos could be harbinger of crisis]

    08/17/2006 12:20:29 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 30 replies · 2,719+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 8/17/06 | Gal Mor
    The first Photoshop war Lebanon war's doctored photos could be harbinger of photojournalism crisis Gal Mor The photo of an apparently new Mickey Mouse doll, resting on a ruined street in the Lebanese town of Tyre following an Israeli Air Force attack, took me back to a British TV show called "Drop the Dead Monkey," which aired in Israel about 15 years ago. One of the journalists in Channel 4's satirical show used to hang around battle zones with a teddy bear in his trunk and place it at disaster zones a short time before cameras began shooting, in order...
  • Qana, Plame and karma [Media play handmaidens to Hezbollah]

    08/17/2006 12:13:14 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 8 replies · 1,218+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/17/06 | Clarice Feldman
    Many of the mainstream media apologists have conceded – and they had little choice but to do so – that many of the photographs of the Israelis’ response to Hez b’Allah’s act of war, were staged. The evidence of staging and Photoshopping is too public. The media allowed itself to be used to defame Israel, stir up sympathy for Lebanon and halt the advance into Lebanon. But the concessions of wrongdoing stop short with digital alterations. Media spokesmen are still in denial about the biggest media fraud of all: the dramatic dead baby display at Qana. EUreferendum has not given...
  • Presenting false images (WashTimes OpEd on Hajj&Co.)

    08/17/2006 6:31:17 AM PDT · by abb · 13 replies · 1,157+ views
    Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2006 | Joel Mobray
    When Reuters was forced to sever ties with free-lance photographer Adnan Hajj and remove more than 900 of his photos from its database earlier this month, long-whispered questions about the reliability of Arab stringers and freelancers came to the forefront. But while the widespread use of Arab locals in covering the Middle East raises many legitimate concerns, the Palestinian propaganda machine has enjoyed tremendous success over the years hoodwinking supposedly sophisticated Western journalists. And Hezbollah appears to have done the same over the past month. In short, almost nothing that is purported to happen in the Arab world can automatically...
  • Striking a Pose - New Qana Video Starring Green Helmet Guy

    08/16/2006 7:43:40 AM PDT · by Chickenhawk Warmonger · 11 replies · 4,717+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | August 16, 2005 | Robin Mullins Boyd
    Thanks to some intrepid digging from commenters Lancelot and Harris at EU Referendum, another video of the events at Qana has been found. This is one that I have never seen before and really shows what was going on that day. It is truly a must see for anyone that believes that the photos at Qana were staged. It completely debunks the "our photographers do not set up photos" and "the rescuers were not holding up the children for photos" claims. Believe it or not, it is a link from Wikipedia of all places. Here's the direct link to the...
  • Lebanese rescuer 'Green Helmet' injured

    08/15/2006 5:47:18 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 57 replies · 1,975+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/15/06 | KATHY GANNON
    Lebanese rescuer 'Green Helmet' injured A civil defense worker who has drawn controversy for holding up the bodies of children killed in Lebanon said Tuesday he was lightly injured fighting a weekend fire sparked by an Israeli bomb. Salam Daher, dubbed the Green Helmet for the color of his civil defense headgear, said he was hit by debris Sunday when a bomb or missile fell on a building while he was helping to battle a fire at a gas station in the port city of Tyre. "I fell over when the bomb hit, and I got some scratches from debris...

    08/15/2006 9:46:54 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 3 replies · 1,050+ views
    Ray Robison has yet another example of staged photojournalism from Lebanon, a car with verses from the Koran strategically placed for propaganda effect: Al-AP at it again with staged photos. Ray comments: Notice this car has a wall-hanging positioned on the door. An Arabic reader tells me this board has verses from the Koran on it. Because Islam does not allow for images of the Prophet Mohammed, Muslims use verses to adorn their homes the same way some Christians use paintings of Jesus. If you want to make the argument that this wall-hanging got where it is by chance, then...
  • Green Helmet Guys Propaganda War [Fox News shows German video from Qana]

    08/15/2006 9:39:01 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 11 replies · 2,142+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/15/06 | Fox News
    Fox is now showing the German TV video of Qana showing Green Helmet Guy posing a dead child Click here to watch the Fox News video Here is the original FR post Here is the original video on YouTube: Green Helmet the movie director [Germany's NDR busts him in the act]
  • Ease of digital photo alteration adds a hurdle for news outlets

    08/14/2006 7:44:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies · 1,332+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 8/14/2006 | Maria Aspan
    The recent discovery that a Lebanese freelance photographer, Adnan Hajj, had manipulated pictures he took for Reuters has raised questions about the standards of photojournalism at a time of widespread digital photography. The case also increased pressure on news photo editors, who select and edit thousands of photographs under deadline pressure each day, to detect digital alterations. "The Soviets had to have a whole department to doctor pictures," said David Friend, an editor at Vanity Fair and a former director of photography for Life magazine. "Now all it takes is a swipe of a mouse, and the kid down the...