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  • Hollywood to Release Film Defending Dan Rather in Wake of Brian Williams Stolen Valor Lies

    02/16/2015 11:29:31 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    Talk about bad timing. Echo Lake Entertainment is set to release its independent film, Truth, the story of former CBS anchor Dan Rather’s self-destruction. It’s based on the 2006 book Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power by Mary Mapes, the discredited CBS producer. Mapes documents and defends Rather’s 2004 attempts to use the forged “Killian documents” to portray former President George W. Bush as someone who shirked duty in Vietnam.
  • Rathergate - It wasn't Buckhead! (vanity)

    12/05/2014 4:20:08 PM PST · by oldbill · 55 replies
    The Five ^ | oldbill
    Excerpt in video of "Rolling Stone backtracks on UVA rape story"
  • Exclusive: HUD Official Apologizes For Tweets Critical Of Bergdahl’s Unit

    06/05/2014 12:31:57 PM PDT · by don-o · 78 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | June 5, 2014 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    WASHINGTON — An official at the department of Housing And Urban Development whose criticized tweets suggesting that there could be questions about the military records of former platoon mates of Bowe Bergdahl apologized Thursday to service members and the Obama administration. “While I just wanted to make the point that the public should wait before passing judgment, I unfortunately used my own poor judgment in choosing inappropriate language that many view as disparaging to U.S. service members,” said Brandon Friedman, deputy assistant secretary of public affairs at HUD. “That was certainly not my intent and I regret making the comments...
  • Tea Party Crasher Hides 'Personal Political Manifesto' -- No Wonder!

    04/14/2010 10:23:23 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 49 replies · 1,982+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | 4/14/2010 | Morgen Richmond
    So Jason Levin is the total moron who put together the “Crash the Tea Party” web site. Levin is not your garden variety moron though. I mean it takes a pretty impressive level of idiocy to attempt to covertly infiltrate the biggest and most widely covered political movement in the country at the moment using a publicly available web site to provide details and solicit support for your plan. This idea is so completely idiotic that when I first heard about it I figured Levin would turn out to be an internet marketer and that this was really just a...
  • Dan Rather wants Obama to help save the news

    02/03/2010 10:04:30 AM PST · by pissant · 43 replies · 886+ views
    Aspen Daily ^ | 2/3/10 | Andy Travers
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called on President Barack Obama to form a White House commission to help save the press Tuesday night in an impassioned speech at the Aspen Institute. “I personally encourage the president to establish a White House commission on public media,” the legendary newsman said. Such a commission on media reform, Rather said, ought to make recommendations on saving journalism jobs and creating new business models to keep news organizations alive. At stake, he argued, is the very survival of American democracy.
  • Off the Wall: White House Changes Mind About Painting (FReeper Victory!)

    11/04/2009 3:20:11 PM PST · by kristinn · 137 replies · 6,015+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Wednesday, November 4, 2009 | Randy Kennedy
    .SNIPARTnews has reported that the White House has quietly de-listed a painting by Alma W. Thomas that it chose last month, among some 45 pieces borrowed from several Washington museums, to decorate the private White House residence and the West and East Wings. Titled, “Watusi (Hard Edge)” from 1963, the work takes a Matisse collage and, as Holland Cotter wrote in The New York Times, praising the selection, “shifts the pieces around, cools the colors down, and adds a title that refers to a Chubby Checker song.” “But through copying Matisse,” Mr. Cotter added, “she began to work out a...
  • "BREAKING NEWS: Obama named Motor Trend's Car of the Year!" FR Mentioned

    10/12/2009 1:41:30 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 41 replies · 2,115+ views ^ | Oct 12, 2009 | Jack Furnari
    <p>Every so often, actual breaking news is so absurd that parody is the only answer. After news of President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize broke on Friday, the website, was deluged by its members with Breaking News! parody posts.</p> <p>The faux headlines kept me giggling all day, and a few have already made it into my inbox via e-mails gone viral. Sometimes, ya just have to laugh.</p>
  • W.H. aide blasts bloggers: 'Take off their pajamas'

    10/12/2009 9:00:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies · 2,561+ views
    W.H. aide blasts bloggers: 'Take off their pajamas' By Eric Zimmermann - 10/12/09 10:50 AM ET Liberal bloggers are up in arms over a reported jab from a White House adviser. The uproar began this weekend when NBC's John Harwood, after reporting on a gay rights march in Washington, relayed a dismissive quote from an anonymous administration official. "And for a sign of how seriously the White House does or doesn't take this opposition one adviser told me today those bloggers need to take off their pajamas, get dressed and realize that governing a closely divided country is complicated and...
  • The Obama Justice Department's Secret Blogging Team... Is it Illegal?

    10/07/2009 9:23:26 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 202 replies · 5,185+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/07/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, has apparently hired a cadre of left-wing, Democrat campaign bloggers to troll through the Internet looking for news stories and blog posts that denigrate the Obama agenda. After such websites are found it is the job of these secret lefty bloggers to leave comments that come to the support of Obamaism in the comments sections. It seems that Eric Holder has created his own little propaganda unit in a valiant effort to become the Bloggi Riefenstahl of the Obama era. As reported at The Muffled Oar, a blog that first broke the story of Holder's...
  • Call for Entries: Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award for BLOGGERS

    02/03/2009 9:33:57 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 2 replies · 399+ views
    Accuracy in Media | February 3, 2009 | Accuracy in Media
    Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award Deadline for Entries: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 Accuracy in Media is currently accepting nominations for the annual Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award, in the Blogger/Online Journalist category. Criteria: Bloggers who have done investigative reporting on issues or stories that have been misreported or ignored by the mainstream press. Preference will be given to entries that have produced results, such as a correction, attention from other blogs or websites, mainstream media coverage, grassroots campaigns, or increased public awareness. Entries must meet the highest standards of factual accuracy, and works under consideration should have been...
  • PRESS RELEASE: News Platoons Taking Internet by Storm

    01/21/2009 8:10:59 AM PST · by JulianaJohnson · 2 replies · 592+ views
    #dontgo Movement ^ | Jan 20, 2009 | Juliana Johnson
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2009 CONTACT: Juliana Johnson (312) 575-9500 (office) (847) 691-9278 (cell) PRESS RELEASE: “News Platoons Taking Internet by Storm” Arizona News Platoon is Launched! On Tuesday, January 20th the Arizona News Platoon will be joining four other state Platoon sites. The website,, will work to promote local government transparency and accountability, provide a news platform for local activism networks, and aggregate the top news stories happening across the state. In wishing the News Platoon the best of luck with the launch, Senator Sylvia Allen (AZ-5) stated, "As you know the supporters of the liberal...
  • Obama's Radical Climate Czar Scrubbed From Socialist Websites

    01/12/2009 9:26:02 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 512+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 12, 2009 | Gateway Pundit
    Well what do you know? The Marxisant radical and president elect picked a raging socialist to head his global warming/junk science position. Carol M. Browner was listed as one of the leaders of the Commission for a Sustainable World Society which is an international anti-American, anti-West socialist organization:

    08/06/2008 7:20:40 AM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 100 replies · 1,350+ views
    Free Republic/eeevil conservative ^ | 8/6/08 | Sherri Reese
    As you know, I call Washington, DC everyday (every weekday) and I even started to do a radio show each Friday to share with folks the responses that I get. This week I called Senator Obama's office about the Global Poverty Act, and all 23 of the cosponsors- some of them 2 and 3 times. Well, on Thursday, my focus changed. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives held a vote on weather or not they would stay and debate the energy issue, or go on their scheduled vacations. In this vote, 17 Democrats sided with ALL the Republicans and voted...
  • Would 'Rathergate' Make a Good Movie? Hollywood Insiders Working on Screen Adaptation

    07/22/2008 7:33:36 AM PDT · by abb · 68 replies · 619+ views
    New York Observer ^ | July 21, 2008 | Felix Gillette
    The Media Mob has learned that a team of Hollywood insiders is currently working on a screen adaptation of Truth And Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power—the 2005 book by former CBS News producer Mary Mapes, in which she defends the 60 Minutes II story by Dan Rather about President George W. Bush's time in the Texas Air National Guard, which ran on CBS in September 2004 and eventually led to her ouster from the network. Who would want to turn "Rathergate" into a feature-length film? According to sources familiar with the situation, Producer Mikkel Bondesen,...
  • The original spotting og the Iran Photoshop work on the July Missile launch Photos

    07/12/2008 11:05:47 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies · 747+ views ^ | Old 07-09-2008, 04:44 PM | bionic
    Quote: In a handout picture released on the news website of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, four long and medium range missiles rise into the air after being test-fired at an undisclosed location in the Iranian desert on July 9, 2008. Iran today test-fired a missile it said is capable of reaching Israel, angering the United States amid growing fears that the standoff over the contested Iranian nuclear drive could lead to war. G**** Images Hahaha nice Photoshop work If you dont have real pictures fake it
  • In an Iranian Image, a Missile Too Many (MSM picks up on the case of the missing missile)

    07/10/2008 8:41:58 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 49 replies · 322+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/10/2008 | Mike Nizza and Patrick Witty
    As news spread across the world of Iran’s provocative missile tests, so did an image of four missiles heading skyward in unison. Unfortunately, it appeared to contain one too many missiles, a point that had not emerged before the photo appeared on the front pages of The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers as well as on BBC News, MSNBC, Yahoo! News, and many other major news Web sites.
  • FREEPER VICTORY! Secret Service Ejects Press Pass Bearing Code Pink Protester from McCain Speech

    07/08/2008 9:38:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 188 replies · 846+ views
    Wednesday, July 9, 2008 | Kristinn
    Who read Free Republic? Apparently the U.S. Secret Service does!This past weekend, I posted an article alerting the Secret Service that members of the terrorist supporting group Code Pink were using fake presses to gain access to events headlined by Secret Service protectees like presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (AZ).This morning, McCain spoke at the LULAC convention in Washington, D.C. Usually when he speaks at an event in D.C., McCain can expect to have his speech disrupted by Code Pink activists who rush the stage and heckle him from the audience and the press section.That didn't happen today....
  • Beckwith Responds To The Washington Post

    06/28/2008 9:35:21 AM PDT · by Beckwith · 221 replies · 1,821+ views
    The Obama File -- Latest News ^ | 6/28/2008 | Beckwith
    Beckwith responds to The Washington Post. The first thing I have to say about "An Attack That Came Out of the Ether," published by The Washington Post on June 28th, is that at NO time was I ever contacted by this woman, Danielle Allen.  I spoke to two male Post reporters, who spoke to me over the phone for a period of months.  The first contact was in the fall of 2007.  They told me they were trying to track down the source of emails they considered negative to the Obamamessiah. Allen obsesses about the "Muslim" Obama stories, but steers...
  • About the Washington Post Hit Piece on Free Republic Today

    06/28/2008 10:36:43 AM PDT · by kristinn · 513 replies · 2,355+ views
    Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Kristinn
    The Washington Post published an article today in the Style section about researcher Danielle Allen's efforts to track down who is behind allegations that presumed Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Hussein Obama (Illinois) is a Muslim. Allen is an Obama supporter who works for the Institute for Advanced Study.The article was written by Matthew Mosk. A curious choice for The Post considering Mosk's involvement in the nefarious MD4Bush scandal in which Mosk claimed to have been given access to a Free Republic poster's account to expose a Maryland GOP government appointee who was alleged to have commented on rumors that...
  • Blogger arrests hit record high

    06/18/2008 12:47:12 PM PDT · by GauchoUSA · 17 replies · 155+ views
    bbc ^ | June 16, 2008
    More bloggers than ever face arrest for exposing human rights abuses or criticising governments, says a report. Since 2003, 64 people have been arrested for publishing their views on a blog, says the University of Washington annual report.
  • Associated Press expects you to pay to license 5-word quotations [barred if damages AP reputation]

    06/17/2008 5:42:08 AM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 42 replies · 579+ views
    Boing Boing ^ | June 17, 2008 | Cory Doctorow
    In the name of "defin[ing] clear standards as to how much of its articles and broadcasts bloggers and Web sites can excerpt" the Associated Press is now selling "quotation licenses" that allow bloggers, journallers, and people who forward quotations from articles to co-workers to quote their articles. The licenses start at $12.50 for quotations of 5-25 words. The licensing system exhorts you to snitch on people who publish without paying the blood-money, offering up to $1 million in reward money (they also think that "fair use" -- the right to copy without permission -- means "Contact the owner of...
  • FreeRepublic Posts Introduced Into Evidence Against Mark Steyn

    06/05/2008 3:13:11 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 88 replies · 931+ views
    June 5, 2008
    Interviewed by Hugh Hewitt today, Mark Steyn said that posts from FreeRepublic were introduced into evidence in the Canadian proceeding against him.
  • Jeremiah Wright's missing sermons - the full catalog, 2002-2008

    06/04/2008 10:06:49 AM PDT · by conimbricenses · 53 replies · 358+ views
    Trinity United Church of Christ website via
    Hello Everyone - As you can probably tell I am not a regular poster here. I logged in because I think I have found something important and it needs to be shared. As you know, Barack Obama's church - Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago - used to sell hundreds of videos on its website of the sermons of his kooky Afro-centric preacher Jeremiah Wright. When a few of these finally saw the light of day in March the video section of the site was scrubbed and pulled down. You can see the scrubbed version online now ( All...
  • 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...
  • Republican blogger has Al Franken's Senate campaign reeling

    05/02/2008 5:13:12 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 129+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2008 | Patrick Condon
    Senate candidate Al Franken wants to talk about jobs, health care and global warming. Republican blogger Michael Brodkorb wants to talk about Franken's failure to pay all his income taxes on time. Guess what everyone is talking about? From the kitchen table in his tranquil suburban neighborhood, Brodkorb for the last year has used his blog "Minnesota Democrats Exposed" to launch a furious political assault on Franken. He's labeled the former comedian and liberal commentator a "mean-spirited and un-Minnesotan" candidate who's running a "desperate and ridiculous" campaign. That's routine stuff in the world of political blogging, but in the last...
  • China blogger beaten to death

    01/11/2008 3:14:47 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 8 replies · 98+ views
    CNN ^ | January 11, 2008 | Staff
    Authorities have fired an official in central China after city inspectors beat to death a man who filmed their confrontation with villagers, China's Xinhua news agency reports. The killing has sparked outrage in China, with thousands expressing outrage in Chinese Internet chat rooms, often the only outlet for public criticism of the government. The incident has also alarmed advocates of press freedom, who say municipal authorities had no right to attack a man for simply filming them. Police have detained 24 municipal inspectors and are investigating more than 100 in the death of Wei Wenhua, a 41-year-old construction company executive,...
  • NY Post Deletes Free Republic Mention in Malkin's New Column (Fox News Fallout?)

    10/10/2007 6:18:01 AM PDT · by kristinn · 89 replies · 3,449+ views
    Wednesday, October 10, 2007 | Kristinn
    This morning, while researching stories following icwhatudo's article about the Frost family and S-CHIP, I noted a curious edit in Michelle Malkin's syndicated column in the New York Post. The credit given to posters at for breaking the story was edited from the Post's version of the column. A check of other outlets publishing Malkin's column today showed that the Free Republic mention was not edited out by her other publishers. The syndicated version:After 12-year-old Graeme Frost delivered the Democrat radio address, which was penned for him by Senate staffers, conservatives on the forum and across the Internet...
  • People of Deceit

    10/05/2007 12:32:07 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 7 replies · 822+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/05/2007 | Michael Reagan
    Nothing frightens those who peddle lies than the cold hard light of truth. They react to exposure of their deceits the way vampires react to a having a crucifix held up in front of them. Ever since the birth of conservative talk radio and the Internet ended the liberals’ total monopoly over the news, the left has been simmering with impotence -- over the loss of their absolute control over what the Americans are allowed to see and hear, and their inability to do anything about it. Time and again liberal attempts to sell the nation their shoddy goods have...
  • Daily Kos Playing Whack-a-Mole

    08/05/2007 6:55:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies · 2,447+ views
    lgf ^ | 8/4/07
    The first Daily Kos diary on the subject of the Soltz Shoutdown has disappeared from their site. Gone missing, along with more than 50 comments. Here’s where it used to be: Daily Kos: What happened to this soldier?!?!? Another diary post has now turned up to discuss this incident, from another Kos Kid whose cognitive dissonance reached critical mass, and this time I grabbed a screenshot. You know, just in case there’s another glitch in their software.
  • O'Reilly and Lanny Davis just called Free Republic a Right Wing Hate site

    07/30/2007 5:08:38 PM PDT · by kjam22 · 504 replies · 15,471+ views
    vanity | 7-30-2007 | kjam22
    Anybody watching OReily now? OReily says he'll point out and take to task any republicans going to right wing hate sites. Freerepublic was specifically mentioned.
  • Regarding Bill O'Reilly's attacks on FR: The best defense is a good offense

    08/02/2007 3:20:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 301 replies · 5,547+ views
    <p>You've got a tough job up there in the clouds riding herd over the folks. Apparently you're having problems with the folks speaking out against the America hating left. But that's ok. Just keep your eyes closed, ears plugged and your jaws flapping. Eventually the folks will tune you out and we'll all be better off for it.</p>
  • O'Reilly Factor Provides Free Republic Offending Comments Links

    08/01/2007 4:09:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 707 replies · 23,918+ views
    Tuesday, August 1, 2007 | Kristinn
    <p>I received an e-mail today from the Fox News producer who booked me for the O'Reilly Factor last night. The links have been forwarded to Jim Robinson for review.</p> <p>Jim asked me to start a thread with the links so that Freepers, and everyone else, could see for themselves what the fuss is about.</p>
  • Hunter’s First Rule of Holes: Keep Digging (Wife of Sun Times Publisher goes over the top?)

    07/24/2007 5:15:59 PM PDT · by Krankor · 3 replies · 755+ views
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | 7/24/07 | Patterico
    After being called on the carpet for her misleading description of a trial lawyer as a “staunch Republican” — despite the fact that he had donated to Democrats over Republicans by a margin of nearly 8 to 1 — Jennifer Hunter first doubled down . . . and now doubles down again. Namely, she says today that it was a “truthful statement” that trial lawyer Jim Ronca is a “staunch Republican” who “was so fed up by the Bush White House that he was going to support and give money to Democrats.” Those who disagreed, based on his overwhelming pattern...
  • Sun-Times Writer 'Harassed by Irate Republicans' Over 'Staunch Republican' for Dems Story

    07/19/2007 7:56:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies · 1,412+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 19, 2007 | Warner Todd Huston
    Jennifer Hunter, the Chicago Sun-Times writer and wife of Sun-Times publisher John Cruickshank, who wrote the recent story skewered here on Newsbusters revealing a supposed "staunch Republican" from Philly who has suddenly decided to support the Democrats in 2008, has written a new piece today claiming she is being "harassed by a group of irate Republicans" because of her badly researched column. (The interviewee in her piece claimed to be a "staunch Republican" even as his cash donation records prove he almost exclusively supports Democrats) Her follow up, however, seems more like the kid caught with her hand in the...
  • Rather: 'I'm Big on Personal Responsibility'

    07/19/2007 10:24:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies · 972+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Most of Dan Rather's pontifications on today's "Morning Joe" rolled off my back, as I flipped between his performance and that of Tiger Woods over the closing holes at Carnoustie. But something made me sit up and take notice. At 8:34 A.M. EDT, Rather suddenly blurted out: "I'm big on personal responsibility." And yes, he managed to do so without laughing. This from the man who notoriously brought us Memogate, yet who to this day has refused to squarely admit the truth: that the documents were blatant forgeries. For documentation of Rather's dodges, weaves and rejections of personal responsibility, check...
  • Memory lane...caption the sad and angry liberals (SorryEverbody website pics)

    07/09/2007 1:08:59 PM PDT · by redstates4ever · 32 replies · 706+ views ^ | none provided (post 2004 election) | various
    Description on main page of website: "Some of us — hopefully most of us — are trying to understand and appreciate the effect our recent election will have on you, the citizens of the rest of the world. As our so-called leaders redouble their efforts to screw you over, please remember that some of us — hopefully most of us — are truly, truly sorry. And we'll say we're sorry, even on the behalf of the ones who aren't."
  • Let's see, who's the xenophobe, here? (Fr Filled his mailbox)

    07/09/2007 9:49:31 AM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 146 replies · 4,760+ views
    HERALD NEWS ^ | Sunday, July 8, 2007 | ROGER HERNANDEZ
    Been getting a ton of mail about my column of last week. My main point: "All the posturing about illegal immigrants is really an attack aimed at everybody whose name ends in 'ez.'"Snip....What really caught my attention was his link to a forum at where my column was being, umm, discussed. One posting had the same bandito featured on Ralph's Mexifornia license (turns out it's the actor Alfonso Bedoya in "The Treasure of Sierra Madre") and said: "Borders? Borders? We don' need no steenking borders. We don't need no steekin' Roger Hernandez neither!"
  • Calling All Freepers: What Questions Should I Ask at Democrat Debate?

    06/26/2007 10:33:23 AM PDT · by · 106 replies · 1,486+ views
    Hi everyone. I have been granted press access as a blogger at Thursday's Democrat debate. As such, I will have full access to the candidates who appear as well as their staffs. What questions would you like me to ask them or the media? Thanks, Matthew Sheffield Executive Editor

    06/26/2007 10:39:38 AM PDT · by Jakarta ex-pat · 2 replies · 284+ views
    The internet is many things to many people. However, most politicians would squirm at the idea of it having a voice. Especially as the voice screams rejection of their "majority" views. Now that's nothing uncommon. One could argue that history is full of it. However, right wing doesn't just equate to the radio. In millions of homes, there lurks a voice of reason. They are being voiced through the keyboard. The majority, by far, support freedom. And they don't have to be William Wallace.
  • Cindy Sheehan 'Resigns' as Protest Leader (Free Republic mentioned)

    05/29/2007 8:25:01 AM PDT · by kristinn · 140 replies · 4,237+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, May 29, 2007 | Angela K. Brown
    FORT WORTH, Texas — Cindy Sheehan, the soldier's mother who galvanized an anti-war movement with her monthlong protest outside President Bush's ranch, says she's done being the public face of the movement. "I've been wondering why I'm killing myself and wondering why the Democrats caved in to George Bush," Sheehan told The Associated Press by phone Tuesday while driving from her property in Crawford to the airport, where she planned to return to her native California. "I'm going home for awhile to try and be normal," she said. In what she described as a "resignation letter," Sheehan wrote in her...
  • Media criticized in slayings with racial overtone (Newsom/Christian)

    05/25/2007 7:15:10 AM PDT · by processing please hold · 68 replies · 1,457+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 20, 2007 | AP
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - In a powerful demonstration of the way the Internet has opened up the mainstream media to intensive second-guessing, bloggers are charging that news outlets have ignored the rape and murder of a young Knoxville couple because of the racial implications of the story. The two victims were white; the five defendants are black.
  • DNC Attorneys Send Cease and Desist Letter to Free Republic

    05/13/2007 5:21:10 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 66 replies · 4,996+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 05/13/07 | Noel Sheppard
    The Howard Dean-Kathleen Sebelius-Kansas tornado story has taken an interesting turn. Scott Johnson at Power Line reported Saturday that attorneys representing the Democratic National Committee have sent a cease and desist letter to Free Republic due to a post at its website --snip-- As an interesting sidebar, the folks at Free Republic don't seem too concerned with Sandler's letter, for the post in question is still available.
  • PC World: Top 10 Internet Scandals of All Time (Free Republic & Rathergate)

    02/06/2007 4:37:21 PM PST · by Polybius · 111 replies · 4,426+ views
    via MSNBC ^ | 6 FEB 2007 | Dan Tynan, PC World
    The Web is a great way to deliver information, but it's also a great way to expose, spread, or jump-start a scandal. SNIP The Net's biggest scandals are nothing if not democratic, touching everyone from the most ordinary individuals to the highest office in the land. Not everyone deserved the notoriety. Some were hapless victims of privacy breaches; others were exposed by hackers or misguided crusaders. But in almost every case, somebody ended up getting fired, sued, or mortally embarrassed. SNIP 3. Dan Rather Bids a Font Farewell They were supposed to be the smoking gun the Bush Administration was...
  • McCain does about-face on grassroots reform bill

    01/18/2007 7:47:15 AM PST · by neverdem · 184 replies · 5,596+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2007 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has told conservative activists that he will vote to strip a key provision on grassroots lobbying from the reform package he previously supported. The provision would require grassroots organizations to report on their fundraising activities and is strongly opposed by groups such as the National Right to Life Committee, Gun Owners of America, and the American Civil Liberties Union. While grassroots groups on both sides of the political spectrum oppose the proposal, social conservative leaders such as Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, who broadcasts a radio program to hundreds of thousands of...
  • Republicans & Democrats Want To Make Criminals Out of Bloggers

    01/18/2007 4:50:46 AM PST · by roguejew1965 · 43 replies · 1,275+ views
    MensNewsDaily.Com ^ | 01/18/07 | Ze'ev Haas
    Thomas Paine is turning over in his grave as we speak. Both Republicans and Democrats are looking to squash our Constitutional Freedom to criticize our own government, a G-d given right that patriotic men and women fought and died for. Section 220 of S. 1, the lobbying reform bill before the Senate, would require grassroots causes, even bloggers, who communicate to 500 or more members of the public on policy matters, to register and report quarterly to Congress, as lobbyists are required.
  • Political Bloggers Could Be Required To Register Or Face Jail Time

    01/17/2007 7:36:04 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 163 replies · 2,969+ views
    Information Week. ^ | January 17 2007 | Mitch Wagner
    An outfit called is reporting that the U.S. Senate is considering legislation that would require political bloggers with readership over 500 to register as lobbyists. If they fail to register, they could face criminal penalties up to one year in jail. "Section 220 of S. 1, the lobbying reform bill currently before the Senate, would require grassroots causes, even bloggers, who communicate to 500 or more members of the public on policy matters, to register and report quarterly to Congress the same as the big K Street lobbyists.
  • Tony Snow: 'Thank God for Blogs!'

    01/10/2007 2:56:30 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 96 replies · 5,835+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Thank God for blogs," said White House Press Secretary Tony Snow this afternoon, commenting on the Bush administration's communications efforts. The comment came in the course of conference call for bloggers in which I participated, conducted by Snow and Brett McGurk [pictured here], the National Security Council's Director for Iraq, giving a preview of President Bush's speech of tonight on Iraq. Snow described the problem with the traditional media - generously I would say - not in terms of bias but as a function of the "if it bleeds it leads" tendency. In any case, it's clear that the...
  • JVERITAS Responds to the 11/3 NYT Article Regarding Iraq Nuclear Program.

    11/02/2006 8:48:45 PM PST · by jveritas · 511 replies · 22,352+ views
    November 3rd 2006 | jveritas
    <p>The New York Times article to be published on November 3rd 2006 is about the US putting some captured Iraqi documents on the Foreign Military Intelligence Office (FMSO) website that talks about what the NYT and the IAEA call sensitive information from Iraq 1996 "Full, Final, and Complete Declaration FFCD presented to the UN and IAEA in 1996 and that talks about Iraq nuclear clandestine program. The IAEA and the New York Times claim that Iran may be using some of the technology in this FFCD which is a laughable idea as shown below.</p>
  • Blogger credited in discovering identity (of former House page)

    10/05/2006 8:07:17 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 38 replies · 1,829+ views
    William Kerr knew he was on to the biggest story of his life. But he didn’t know it was in his own back yard. Kerr, of Moore, is the author of the blog Passionate America, which is being credited with discovering the identity of the former House page who may have exchanged inappropriate instant messages with former Rep. Mark Foley, and that the former page now works for Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate Ernest Istook. Kerr said he received e-mails and phone calls from national media outlets Wednesday, including the tabloid television program Inside Edition and Internet pundit Matt Drudge. “I started...
  • The Foley Set-Up

    10/04/2006 2:12:07 PM PDT · by backhoe · 155 replies · 5,271+ views
    various FR links and blogs | 10-04-06 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    The latest- the blogs are all over this- go to them and use their links:   Foley Setup? - Part V - Uncovering the Conspiracy--I don’t think I’ve ever seen a political conspiracy unravel as fast as this one that involves former representative Mark Foley. These you must read to catch up on the story...MacsMind - Foleygate Part IVMacsMind - Foleygate Part V   [Foley Outer] Mike Rogers Tried To Blackmail Senator On Alito Vote--Rogers was named as one of Genre Magazine’s Men We Love. Here's the list of intimidation. I don't think that these Gay activists who...