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  • Another stunner behind Obama's Libya doctrine (R2P- Holocaust denier helped devise policy)

    03/30/2011 9:30:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 48 replies
    WND ^ | March 29,2011 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late PLO leader Yasser Arafat served on the committee that invented the military doctrine used by President Obama as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya. As WND first reported, billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, the world's leading organization pushing the military doctrine. Several of the doctrine's main founders sit on multiple boards with Soros. The doctrine and its founders, as WND reported, have been deeply tied...
  • This Week’s Birthday Boy—“Cuba’s Elvis!” Fidel Castro

    08/18/2012 2:30:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    “Fidel Castro could have been Cuba’s Elvis!” (Dan Rather.) “Fidel Castro is one hell of a guy! “You people would like him!” (Ted Turner to a capacity crowd at Harvard Law School during a speech in 1997.) “Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly—even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!” (Andrea Mitchell.) “Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care to his country. His personal magnetism is powerful, his presence is commanding.” (Barbara Walters.) “Viva Fidel! Viva Che!” (Jesse Jackson while arm in arm with Fidel Castro himself in 1984.) "Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and...
  • Peter Jennings and Mike Wallace Agree-Reporters First, Americans Second

    04/08/2012 11:29:25 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 57 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 1989 archive
    April 1989 archive Peter Jennings and Mike Wallace Agree Reporters First, Americans Second In a future war involving U.S. soldiers what would a TV reporter do if he learned the enemy troops with which he was traveling were about to launch a surprise attack on an American unit? That's just the question Harvard University professor Charles Ogletree Jr, as moderator of PBS' Ethics in America series, posed to ABC anchor Peter Jennings and 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace. Both agreed getting ambush footage for the evening news would come before warning the U.S. troops. For the March 7 installment on...
  • AP Headline: 'Colorado Tax Defeat A Signal Of Voters' Sour Mood'

    11/03/2011 4:50:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Some thoughts on those angry voters. Ask parents of any two-year-old and they can tell you about those temper tantrums: the stomping feet, the rolling eyes, the screaming . . . The voters had a temper tantrum last week."-- ABCs' Peter Jennings, November 14, 1994, explaining the Republican congressional victory. Looks like the Associated Press has had its Peter Jennings temper-tantrum moment. AP's explanation, as per the headline it chose for its story, of the overwhelming, 30-point margin by which Colorado voters rejected a tax-raising referendum? Coloradans were in a "sour mood." More after the jump.
  • 9/11: George W. Bush Stands Tall

    09/12/2011 2:44:07 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 40 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 9/12/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: George Bush yesterday, the 9/11 memorials. You know, a friend of mine observed this. What did Obama do? Obama went to a soup kitchen, 9/11, a day of service, as though we've got something to apologize for, for what happened on 9/11. A friend of mine observes Obama and Bloomberg both acted like it was a natural disaster. Bush, George W. Bush, who, by the way, stands tall in retrospect. Ten years, not one attack. Great statesmanship. If somebody told me today they wanted to put Bush's face on Mount Rushmore, I'd be in there supporting it. I saw...
  • Richard Holbrooke has died

    12/13/2010 4:59:54 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 234 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2010 | Jack Tapper
    ABC News has learned that Richard Holbrooke, the US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died. On Friday, Holbrooke was rushed to the hospital with a torn aorta. He went through more than 20 hours of surgery. Earlier this evening, speaking at the US State Department, President Obama sang Holbrooke's praises and called him "a tough son of a gun." Holbrooke, 69, was a former ambassador to the United Nations and served as chief negotiator at the Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia. The New Yorker's George Packer wrote a nice story about Holbrooke last year,...
  • Jennings Rides Again: Kristol Warns Conservatives Against 'Temper Tantrum'

    02/04/2008 11:18:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 136 replies · 109+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The voters had a temper tantrum last week . . . Parenting and governing don't have to be dirty words: the nation can't be run by an angry two-year-old. -- Peter Jennings, November 14, 2004, commenting on the Republican landslide. [C]onservatives . . . can choose to stand aside from history while having a temper tantrum. But they should consider that the American people might then choose not to invite them back into a position of responsibility for quite a while to come. -- William Kristol, February 4, 2008, on conservative aversion to McCain. It's one thing to be bawled...
  • Pollster: Bush 2000 win due to media calling race

    09/28/2006 4:54:43 PM PDT · by Hadean · 101 replies · 2,198+ views
    Mathaba News ^ | 9/28/2006
    Boston Globe - CONCORD, N.H.: A former national pollster argues in his new book that Al Gore really won the 2000 presidential election, but premature calls by the media for George Bush took Gore's victory away. David Moore's book, "How to Steal an Election," argues Al Gore rightfully won the presidency. Moore, a former University of New Hampshire professor, said he knows his premise is a "hard sell" and insists the book is not partisan. His former bosses -- the Gallup Poll -- disagreed and fired him after he told them about the book last spring, he said. Gallup General...
  • Alleged Bin Laden Contact in Iraq Gov't

    08/11/2005 11:03:21 PM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 14 replies · 1,412+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 12, 2005
    WASHINGTON (AP) - An American accused in court papers of having ties to Osama bin Laden is now working for the Iraqi government's Foreign Ministry, U.S. officials and a former CIA counterterrorism chief say. Iraqi-born Tarik A. Hamdi was the ``American contact'' for one of bin Laden's front organizations and gave a satellite telephone battery to a bin Laden aide in Afghanistan for a phone used by the terrorist leader, according to an affidavit from Customs Agent David Kane.The affidavit was unsealed this week in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., along with a federal indictment charging Hamdi with lying...
  • ABC's Top Doc Prescribes Cigarette Taxes

    08/08/2006 11:12:52 AM PDT · by freemarket_kenshepherd · 10 replies · 507+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | August 8, 2006 | Ken Shepherd
    Marking the one-year anniversary of longtime smoker Peter Jennings’ death from lung cancer, ABC’s Dr. Timothy Johnson wrote up a prescription as outdated and ineffective as bleeding a patient: growing government. “At the government level there are three proven techniques. One is to raise prices by increasing taxes, the second is to limit access by minors, and the third is to conduct mass media campaigns,” Johnson said on the August 7 “World News with Charles Gibson.” Although ABC's medical editor went on to slam government for having “dropped the ball” on his prescription, anchor Charles Gibson didn’t include anyone with...
  • What is at the heart of The New York Times' treachery?

    06/28/2006 7:03:20 AM PDT · by Herosmith · 72 replies · 2,232+ views
    Football Fans for Truth ^ | June 28, 2006 | Jeff Larkin
    Simple Bush hatred? Certainly it is an element. An East Coast, effete liberalism that considers legal governmental oversight as dangerous, and maybe more so than al Qaeda? Absolutely. Latent, reflexive anti-Americanism? Yes. But at root, it is a hubris that somehow, the job of the press to report information is on an equal footing with the obligation of government to protect us from our enemies. Which brings me to a telling installment of the great PBS series, Ethics in America, as recounted by Jack Dunphy: Nowhere was this mindset more vividly displayed than in a 1987 installment of the series...
  • Priceless Video of a Man Telling Peter Jennings "Nobody Likes You" on Live TV

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  • PETER JENNINGS AND THE DEATH OF MSM (Main Stream Media)

    09/04/2005 4:49:33 PM PDT · by ElCapusto · 87 replies · 2,724+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 9/4/2005 | Jeff Adams
    The word went out on August 8th that Peter Jennings, an icon of American mainstream media, had died at the age of 67. In this day and age, 67 is well below the average life span in America, and it is unfortunate that the ABC News anchor died prematurely due to lung cancer. Often when someone dies, the initial commentary is rather flattering, as people with the smallest amount of good taste will not speak ill of the dead, especially before they’ve been put in the ground. There was plenty of news coverage of Jennings death, and there were a...
  • NYC street to be renamed in Peter Jennings' honor (Spot where Nathan Hale hung renamed for Canuck Pa

    02/21/2006 1:09:43 PM PST · by presidio9 · 56 replies · 1,140+ views
    ABC13.com ^ | 2/21/06
    The City of New York will pay tribute to Peter Jennings today when the street where ABC News headquarters is located is renamed in his honor. It is a permanent geographical memorial to the man who left such an indelible mark on the landscape of American journalism. West 66th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue in New York City's Upper West Side will be dubbed "Peter Jennings Way." The Jennings family, ABC News President David Westin, New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and many of Jennings' former colleagues will attend the naming ceremony. Jennings lived close to his office...
  • PETER JENNINGS WAY ON WAY

    02/17/2006 9:44:46 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies · 851+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 17, 2006 | MICHAEL STARR
    February 17, 2006 -- The Upper West Side street on which ABC News' headquarters is located is getting a second name — in honor of the late Peter Jennings. West 66th between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue will be Peter Jennings Way as of next Tuesday. Jennings, 67, died in August, just four months after disclosing that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer. He anchored "World News Tonight" for 22 years and, with Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather, was considered one of the Big Three evening-news anchors. Brokaw retired from "NBC Nightly News" in 2004 and Rather from...
  • IMPEACHMENT: hear clinton lose it

    11/11/2005 2:30:04 PM PST · by Mia T · 61 replies · 7,773+ views
    C-SPAN, Losing Bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror, AP | 11.11.05 | Mia T
    I M P E A C H M E N Th e a r --c l i n t o n --l o s e --i t by Mia T, 11.11.05   MIDDLING Twenty presidents rank higher than bill clinton and 20 rank lower. But this placement assumes equal weight for each of the presidential dimensions. And therein lies the flaw. If 9/11 taught us anything, it is that presidential character and moral authority count, and count most.4 If the variables are properly weighted, bill clinton will always come out dead last. That is, unless Americans are dumb enough...
  • Jennings left $50M to kin

    09/30/2005 3:29:10 PM PDT · by tbird5 · 29 replies · 1,258+ views
    nydailynews ^ | September 30, 2005 | HELEN PETERSON
    Peter Jennings left a fortune worth more than $50 million to his wife and two children, according to the ABC News anchor's will, the Daily News has learned. Jennings, 67, left the bulk of his estate in trust for his two children, Elizabeth, 25, and Christopher, 23, from his marriage to writer Kati Marton, according to the will, filed Wednesday in Manhattan Surrogate's Court. He left his Central Park West apartment to his widow, Kayce Freed, whom he wed in 1997, as well as a portion of his estate, as laid out in a prenuptial agreement the couple signed before...
  • PETER JENNINGS MEMORIAL BRINGS OUT MEDIA A-LIST...

    09/20/2005 1:17:37 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 69 replies · 1,857+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | 20 Sep 05 | Matt Drudge
    Kathleen Carroll, second from left, Associated Press executive editor, and Tom Curly, center, Associated Press President, arrive at Carnegie Hall to attend a memorial service for ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings, who died of lung cancer on Aug. 7, New York, Tuesday Sept. 20 , 2005. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) Media executive Barry Diller arrives at New York's Carnegie Hall, Tuesday Sept. 20 , 2005, to attend a memorial service for ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings, who died of lung cancer on Aug. 7. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
  • Peter Jennings: 20 Years Of Liberal Bias

    08/13/2005 9:58:38 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 74 replies · 2,250+ views
    The Government-Media Complex ^ | 10/22/2003 | Tim Graham and Rich Noyes
    On September 5, 1983, Peter Jennings took the helm of ABC’s World News Tonight as its sole anchor. While his bias during the recent Iraq war was obvious, it is only the latest example of the ABC anchor’s bias. As Jennings framed it, communism was more a phantom menace than a serious threat, and he’s similarly whitewashed the despicable record of terrorist groups such as Hizbullah. On the home front, he resented covering the Clinton scandals, portraying them as tedious sideshows, and billed Republicans as destructive and mean-spirited. Castigating Republicans – and the voters who dare to elect them. The...
  • ZOT!!! Troll Quality Index Hits All-Time Low

    08/11/2005 6:49:04 AM PDT · by pink_johnson · 44 replies · 1,299+ views
    a crispy critter
    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Im so glad Jennings is dead in hell! I couldn't stand listening to all that liberal pro freedom bable. Jennings was an evil wicked communist who touted evil values such as religious freedom, freedom of speech and racial equality which as Debbie Schlussel stated after 9/11 are all anethema to genuine western values and are the reason we were attacked! Do you not know that the constitution of the USSR guarentees freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of the press?! IT'S true! That's why they were EEEEEVILL! Ever since we've adopted those planks, our nation has fell...
  • Peter Jennings' Unfortunate Legacy

    08/11/2005 1:48:54 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 102 replies · 4,461+ views
    FPM ^ | 11 AUGUST 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Peter Jennings' Unfortunate LegacyBy Debbie SchlusselFrontPageMagazine.com | August 11, 2005 It's sad when anyone dies of cancer, but we cant' let the human side of the Peter Jennings story obscure his real "achievements."While the rest of the world is blindly singing Jennings' praises, here's a reality check: Peter Jennings did more for the cause of Islamic terrorism than any media figure today. And that's nothing to celebrate, honor, or even memorialize.It is no coincidence that al-Jazeera's chief Washington correspondent praised ABC -- and Jennings, in particular -- for their "objectivity." Before there was al-Jazeera, there was Peter Jennings.From the beginning...
  • Putting Out Butts On Jennings' Grave

    08/09/2005 11:58:46 AM PDT · by bocopar · 10 replies · 485+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 8/9/05 | Bob Parks
    There has never been a victim these liberals didn't use when convenient. Thus my emotions ran amok when I heard the lead-in during today's episode of Democracy Now! Hostess Amy Goodman began this segment with a “leading cigarette expert” and was going to discuss how “the tobacco industry helped kill Peter Jennings.”
  • Our Loss - Yes, It Is

    08/09/2005 6:04:38 AM PDT · by bmweezer · 18 replies · 761+ views
    the GOPNation ^ | August 9, 2005 | the GOPNation
    When news of Peter Jennings death reached the masses yesterday morning, most were surprised and shocked, even though Jennings hadn't been on the air for four months, and was fighting incurable lung cancer. With Jenning's death, U.S. viewers are faced with the prospect of having neither Jennings, nor Tom Brokaw, nor Dan Rather sitting in a evening news anchor desk, for the first time since 1981. Why the fuss? Culturally, Jennings death is big news, no matter what one thought of the anchor's opinions or approach. Likely a liberal, Jennings was 'there' for us nonetheless covering the news that affected...
  • Jennings' Death Moves Some To Quit Smoking

    08/09/2005 8:42:24 AM PDT · by Millee · 99 replies · 2,009+ views
    The Denver Channel ^ | August 9, 2005
    Peter Jennings was one of 170,000 Americans diagnosed with lung cancer each year. It is the most common form of cancer, responsible for 28 percent of all cancer deaths. Jennings died Sunday, at the age of 67. Treatments are few once lung cancer is diagnosed, but there is one very obvious, but often very difficult, way to reduce your risk of getting lung cancer -- quit smoking, reported WCVB-TV in Boston. News of Jennings' death has been a jolt for some smokers. "You hear about it all the time, it just never sinks in, but for some reason (Monday) it...
  • ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings Dies at 67

    08/08/2005 9:25:07 AM PDT · by Zavien Doombringer · 30 replies · 998+ views
    The suave, Canadian-born broadcaster delivered the news to Americans each night in five separate decades. He was there for every big story, be it war or weather. Jennings, who announced in April that he had lung cancer, died Sunday at his New York home, ABC News President David Westin (search) said in a statement. He was 67. "Peter has been our colleague, our friend, and our leader in so many ways," Westin said. "None of us will be the same without him." With Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather (search), Jennings was part of a triumvirate that dominated network news for...
  • Peter Jennings looked like Roger Moore, Agent 007?

    08/08/2005 11:32:26 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 4 replies · 336+ views
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    On Monday, Michael Medved discussed how late Peter Jennings did not even finish high school... He did say that Jennings was urbane like...James Bond. Jennings did remind me of Roger Moore, who played James Bond until 1985... I was never a Peter Jennings fan though...
  • Statement by the President on Death of Peter Jennings

    08/08/2005 10:21:42 AM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 49 replies · 1,820+ views
    The White House ^ | August 8, 2005 | President George W. Bush
    Statement by the President on Death of Peter Jennings Texas State Technical College Waco, Texas 9:52 A.M. CDT THE PRESIDENT: Laura and I were saddened to learn about the death of Peter Jennings. Peter Jennings had a long and distinguished career as a news journalist. He covered many important events, events that helped define the world as we know it today. A lot of Americans relied upon Peter Jennings for their news. He became a part of the lives of a lot of our fellow citizens, and he will be missed. May God bless his soul. Thank you. END...
  • The Jihadi Journalist (Debbie Schlussel Says There's Nothing Laudatory About Peter Jennings Alert)

    08/08/2005 9:36:03 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 166 replies · 5,106+ views
    Debbie Schlussel.com ^ | 08/08/05 | Debbie Schlussel
    Jihadi Journalist: The Real Peter Jennings By Debbie Schlussel While the rest of the world is blindly singing the praises of Peter Jennings, here's a reality check: Peter Jennings did more for the cause of Islamic terrorism than any media figure today. And that's nothing to celebrate, honor, or even memorialize. Before there was Al Jazeerah, there was Peter Jennings. From the beginning of Jennings career until his death, Jennings' biased coverage went beyond the pale, bending over backward in "understanding" the terrorists who hate us-- from seeing "their side" when he covered the seige and then murder of innocent...
  • Peter Jennings Dead per ABC news, 67 years old

    08/06/2005 7:30:06 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 593 replies · 28,048+ views
    Friends at network | MB26
    <p>From friends at ABC; Peter Jennings is near death. This is unconfirmed, but from usually reliable sources.</p> <p>The ABC anchor, who was born in Canada but became a US citizen, announced a few months ago that he was suffering from lung cancer. He has not made a televised appearance since.</p>
  • High noon for high news - (Victor Davis Hanson on threadbare, discredited lib media!)

    05/26/2005 8:38:52 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 660+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | MAY 26, 2005 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    The recent Dan Rather and Newsweek controversies hardly seem connected. But on closer examination, both incidents symbolize what has gone wrong with traditional news organizations. The old assumption was that opinion media — such as the National Review, The Nation and The New Republic — offer a slant on current events, but that major news outlets, outside of their designated opinion sections, do not. This commitment to disinterested reporting — and along with it the public's trust in mainstream media — has been shattered in recent years. It's easy to see why people no longer feel they can rely on...
  • Tin Soldier An American Vigilante In Afghanistan,Using the Press for Profit and Glory

    05/25/2005 5:46:04 AM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies · 2,028+ views
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | Jan/Feb 2005 | Mariah Blake
    Tin SoldierAn American Vigilante In Afghanistan, Using the Press for Profit and Glory By Mariah Blake In April 2004, a former U.S. Special Forces soldier named Jonathan Keith Idema started shopping a sizzling story to the media. He claimed terrorists in Afghanistan planned to use bomb-laden taxicabs to kill key U.S. and Afghan officials, and that he himself intended to thwart the attack. Shortly thereafter, he headed to Afghanistan, where he spent the next two months conducting a series of raids with his team, which he called Task Force Saber 7. By late June, he claimed to have captured the...
  • Too Much Information - Sometimes people should keep their private lives to themselves.

    05/04/2005 9:17:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 59 replies · 2,975+ views
    OPINION JOURNAL.COM ^ | MAY 5, 2005 | PEGGY NOONAN
    This is the demystification of illness, especially cancer. It is being demystified by the number of people who have lately come forward to tell people they were ill and to ask for their help. Tony Snow of Fox is one, Peter Jennings of ABC another. Melissa Etheridge came out at the recent Grammy Awards and rocked the house with her brilliance, energy and bald-from-chemo head. And there is Laura Ingraham. Laura was, as pretty much everyone who reads this column knows, recently diagnosed with breast cancer. At first, like everyone in such circumstances, she was shocked. Then she did an...
  • HE'S FACING GRUELING CHEMO SESSIONS (Peter Jennings)

    04/06/2005 7:15:23 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 274 replies · 5,710+ views
    NY Post ^ | Apr. 6, 2005 | RITA DELFINER
    April 6, 2005 -- Peter Jennings will immediately receive chemotherapy for his battle with lung cancer which could indicate the possibility that the ABC anchor has an aggressive type of cancer or one that has already spread. There are two types of lung cancer: small cell and non-small cell and they are treated differently, said Dr. Avi Barbasch, who sits on the board of directors of the American Cancer Society's Eastern Division. "If it's localized and small-cell type, the primary treatment is chemotherapy and it potentially can cure it," Barbasch said.
  • ABC news anchor Peter Jennings has lung cancer

    04/05/2005 8:05:50 AM PDT · by waynebobo · 618 replies · 23,951+ views
  • ABC: Pope "Controversial," "Too Conservative" for U.S. Catholics

    04/05/2005 5:24:20 AM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 48 replies · 1,684+ views
    mediaresearch.org ^ | 05APR05 | MRC
    ABC seemed ahead of the other networks in looking at Pope John Paul II's legacy through the prism of American liberals who see him as too conservative by U.S. political standards. Before he even passed away, ABC's Peter Jennings insisted that the Pope "was, of course, controversial here. Some American Catholics have chaffed at his insistence that they follow the Church's traditional social doctrines." Dean Reynolds cited "abortion, birth control, women priests" as issues which have "all driven a wedge between the Vatican and America." Less than two hours after ABC News reported the Pope's death on Saturday afternoon, anchor...
  • ABC Chooses ACLU Hit on Military Over Jackson's Defense of Life

    03/30/2005 5:21:33 AM PST · by Matchett-PI · 42 replies · 1,138+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | March 30, 2005 | Brent Baker
    Wherever Jesse Jackson goes the media usually follow and on Tuesday the cable news networks highlighted his arrival outside the Florida hospice care facility holding Terri Schiavo, but the day Jackson took the side of those wishing to save Schiavo, and put a Democratic face with those on the side of her life, ABC's World News Tonight suddenly found the whole matter unnewsworthy. For the fist time in more than ten days, the newscast had no Schiavo story and didn't utter a syllable about Jackson, but Peter Jennings found time to pick up on a liberal cause celebre, abuse of...
  • (Vanity) "LET... US... ROLL" -- Who Else Barfed? [Peter Jennings' misquote]

    11/09/2001 5:51:34 AM PST · by Silly · 71 replies · 375+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 9. 2001 | Silly
    Did anyone else notice Peter Jennings' vomitous misquote of the President after the speech last night? Jennings did a short commentary after the speech, and said, (I paraphrase) "The President concluded his speech with the familiar phrase, 'Let... Us... Roll'." I just about threw up. Sorry, Peter, it's, "Let's roll!", not "Let Us Roll." Isn't there a good taxidermist we can send Jennings to?
  • Damn Those Lebanese People! - (great JB Williams satire!)

    03/01/2005 8:09:27 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,056+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MARCH 2, 2005 | JB WILLIAMS
    In honor of the clumsy half-witted spineless mindset of Senator’s Kerry, Kennedy and Boxer, everyone calm down a dog-gone minute! Let’s not overemphasize what’s happening in Lebanon as we speak! I can just envision these socialist gutless windbags scrambling for an emergency DNC strategy session as I write… First the people of Afghanistan, then the people of Iraq and now the people of Lebanon, all throwing off the shackles of tyranny and fear as they take to the streets by the thousand, ousting tyrannical regime after tyrannical regime across the Middle East, demanding freedom and liberty….Good Lord, you’d think they...
  • Paradise: We Can Dream, Can't We? (View from 2050 of extinction of the Democrat party - clever)

    02/28/2005 3:29:14 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 461+ views
    Private Email | FEBRUARY 28, 2005 | Unknown
    The year: 2050 The setting: A grandfather and his grandson visiting a Museum of Natural History on a beautiful Saturday afternoon somewhere in middle America. "Oh great, this is it. Follow me, Jeffrey. I want to show you something you will never forget.” “Who are all these people, Grandpa?” “These people are Democrats?” “Demo-what?” “Democrats. Liberal Democrats from the late Twentieth and early Twenty-First Centuries.” “What happened to them?” “They became extinct at their own hand, son.” “How?” “Well for one, after decades of empty promises, it became apparent to American voters that Democrats never solved any problems, they just...
  • The UFO Phenomenon - Seeing Is Believing (Peter Jennings tonight - Live Thread)

    02/24/2005 3:55:40 PM PST · by traumer · 1,052 replies · 15,200+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 24, 2005
    Almost 50 percent of Americans, according to recent polls, and millions of people elsewhere in the world believe that UFOs are real. For many it is a deeply held belief. For decades there have been sightings of UFOs by millions and millions of people. It is a mystery that only science can solve, and yet the phenomenon remains largely unexamined. Most of the reporting on this subject by the mainstream media holds those who claim to have seen UFOs up to ridicule. On Feb. 24, "Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs — Seeing Is Believing" takes a fresh look at the UFO...
  • THEY'RE HEERE (4-Star NYPost Review Praises Peter Jennings for Exposing Gov’t UFO Coverup)

    02/23/2005 7:11:28 AM PST · by dead · 208 replies · 5,373+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 23, 2005 | LINDA STASI
    WHY would a serious journalist like Peter Jennings tackle a silly subject like UFOs? Maybe it's because 40 million Americans can't be wrong. It turns out that 40 million of us have claimed to have seen UFOs, while half — yes, half — of all Americans believe in their existence… < snip > So, why, if millions of people have seen UFOs, are the eyewitnesses immediately reduced to the level of raving loonies (from "lunar")? Interestingly enough, that is the legacy of another successful government PR campaign…< snip > The feds thought they could keep a lid on UFO sightings...
  • Jennings Explores ABCs of UFOs

    02/21/2005 4:14:51 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 139 replies · 3,230+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, February 20, 2005 | Kathy Blumenstock
    Flying saucers and strange beings who have visited Earth aren't the typical topics reported by Peter Jennings, anchor of ABC's "World News Tonight." Jennings, whose new two-hour special tackles the subject of UFOs, admits he and his production team began the project with doubts and a dose of curiosity. "We have a lot of skeptics -- I am very skeptical -- but we seriously investigated something a lot of people are serious about," he said. "And when we come to the end, this is wonderfully interesting. "More than 80 million Americans believe intelligent beings from somewhere else have come here,"...
  • What's on Peter Jennings' radar? The truth about UFOs

    02/16/2005 5:12:11 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 94 replies · 2,177+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | Tuesday, February 15, 2005 | MELANIE McFARLAND
    In the span of more than 40 years with ABC News, Peter Jennings has built one of the most respected reputations in television journalism. Recently, Jennings anchored "World News Tonight" from Iraq. He returned to the States, only to hit the road again. Tomorrow and Thursday "World News Tonight" reports from Seattle, where Jennings and his team will examine our region's industries. "One of the great frustrations common to people like me ... is not getting out enough," he said in a phone interview, calling his Iraq tour some of the happiest days he's had in his life. Having spent...
  • Death Throes of the Mainstream Media

    02/10/2005 8:23:14 PM PST · by freeholland · 15 replies · 990+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2005 | JOAN SWIRSKY
    "Denial" – that popular psychobabble term – gained immense credibility in the last century as a result of "experts" who tried to convince the public that people who looked at a blue sky and called it pink were somehow not responsible for their perceptions. If one really believed that, they said, he or she must be "in denial" and therefore more worthy of "treatment" (or pity) than scorn. The idea had widespread implications. Simply excise the notion of accountability from the public imagination and anything was possible! Women who chose to destroy their in-utero infants could deny their acts by...
  • Upcoming Events: Peter Jennings UFO Special on TV: February 24, 2005

    02/06/2005 8:16:28 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 162 replies · 8,652+ views
    ABC via UFO Evidence ^ | Wednesday, February 2, 2005 | Peter Jennings
    PETER JENNINGS REPORTING: UFO's: LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Each year there are thousands of reports of unidentified flying objects, but the U.S. government doesn't investgate any of them. This special program will seriously examine the unexplained phenomena around the world that so many people believe is proof of the existence of UFOs.
  • A joke for the day -- vanity

    01/26/2005 2:56:45 PM PST · by birbear · 19 replies · 1,215+ views
    email | 1/26/05 | unknown
    I couldn't find this posted before... if so, mea culpa Anchors Dan Rather and Peter Jennings, NPR Reporter Cokie Roberts, along with a U.S. Marine assigned to protect them were hiking through the Iraq desert one day when they were captured by Iraqis. They were tied up, led to a village, and brought before the leader. The leader said, "I am familiar with your western custom of granting the condemned a last wish; so, before we kill and dismember you, do you have any last requests?" Dan Rather said, "Well, I'm a Texan; so I'd like one last bowlful of...
  • Army Officers Tell Jennings Media Have Mis-Reported Iraq Efforts

    01/25/2005 3:31:10 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 38 replies · 2,258+ views
    MRC ^ | Tuesday January 25, 2005 | BrentBaker
    Reporting from Iraq on Monday night where he traveled on a patrol with the 1st Calvary, ABC's Peter Jennings noted that "the U.S. is spending millions of dollars here on sewer pipes, sewage treatment, landfills for garbage, available clean water." Jennings asked: "How does the U.S. get credit for this?" Well not from the news media, as Jennings acknowledged that "every U.S. officer encountered today said the media has missed or under- reported this part of the U.S. mission." On the January 24 World News Tonight, over video of himself wearing a helmet as he walked alongside soldiers, Jennings recounted...
  • ABC's "Nightline," "This Week" hit ratings lows in 2004

    01/10/2005 10:01:10 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 30 replies · 1,247+ views
    USA Today via Poynter ^ | Jan 10 05 | Poynter/USA Today
    Read down to item linked to USA Today: Peter Johnson reports "Nightline" just notched its lowest number of average viewers ever, from a high in 1993 of 6.2 million to a low last year of 3.7 million. The same is true for Sunday public affairs show "This Week," with a high of 4.9 million in 1993 compared with 2.5 million last year, behind No. 1 NBC's "Meet the Press" (4.3 million) and CBS' "Face the Nation" (3.8 million).
  • Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, Cokie Roberts Saved By US Marine!

    01/06/2005 12:57:42 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 4 replies · 723+ views
    Email ^ | 1/06/04 | Unknown
    Anchors Dan Rather and , NPR Reporter Cokie Roberts, along with a U.S. Marine assigned to protect them were hiking through the Iraq desert one day when they were captured by Iraqis. They were tied up, led to a village, and brought before the leader. The leader said, "I am familiar with your western custom of granting the condemned a last wish; so, before we kill and dismember you, do you have any last requests?" Dan Rather said, "Well, I'm a Texan; so I'd like one last bowlful of hot spicy chili." The leader nodded to an underling who left...
  • The Nascar Nightly News: Anchorman Get Your Gun (Another Frank Rich Blue State Lament)

    12/04/2004 11:02:59 AM PST · by tvn · 24 replies · 1,081+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2005 | Frank Rich
    IF Democrats want to run around like fools trying to persuade voters in red America that they are kissing cousins to Billy Graham, Minnie Pearl and Li'l Abner, that's their problem. Pandering, after all, is what politicians do, especially politicians as desperate as the Democrats. But when TV news organizations start repositioning themselves to pander to Nascar dads and "moral values" voters, it's a problem for everyone. There's a war on. TV remains by far the most prevalent source of news for Americans. We need honest information to help us navigate, not bunkum skewed to flatter one segment of the...