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    08/07/2006 7:21:57 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 30 replies · 2,460+ views
    Neal's Nuze ^ | Monday, August 7, 2006 | Neal Boortz
    Monday, August 7, 2006REUTERS PULLS ANOTHER FAST ONE Reuters. Let me think ... isn't that the news agency that has refused to call Islamic terrorists what they are ... Islamic terrorists! Yes, by golly, I think they're the ones! And Reuters has also been accused of staging photos at the site of the Israeli bombing of that building in Qana? But Reuters wouldn't do anything like that, would it? Well ... as a matter of fact, they would. Fresh off the accusations that Reuters was staging terrorist casualty photos at Qana, they've been caught monkeying with wire photos again. You...
  • Reuters admits altering Beirut photo

    08/06/2006 5:57:32 AM PDT · by MatchGrade · 69 replies · 4,648+ views
    A Reuters photograph of smoke rising from buildings in Beirut has been withdrawn after coming under attack by American web logs. The blogs accused Reuters of distorting the photograph to include more smoke and damage.
  • Reuters drops freelance Lebanese photographer over image

    08/06/2006 2:51:43 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 234 replies · 15,983+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06 Aug 2006 | Reuters
    LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Reuters, the global news and information agency, told a freelance Lebanese photographer on Sunday it would not use any more of his pictures after he doctored an image of the aftermath of an Israeli air strike on Beirut. The photograph by Adnan Hajj, which was published on news Web sites on Saturday, showed thick black smoke rising above buildings in the Lebanese capital after an Israeli air raid in the war with the Shi'ite Islamic group Hizbollah, now in its fourth week. Reuters withdrew the doctored image on Sunday and replaced it with the unaltered...
  • Mortician Source Of Qana Death Toll Figures (Green Helmet Guy)

    08/06/2006 7:22:12 PM PDT · by Blogger · 10 replies · 1,946+ views
    Mortician Source Of Qana Death Toll Figures How many coincedences [sic] can one story have before the liberal media realizes what dupes they are? Bishop Hill has noted two sources where the same green helmetted man, who is seen parading dead children’s bodies around Qana and who is probably the ‘mortician’ from Tyre who has a refigerated truck constantly full of dead bodies, is the source of those inflated death toll numbers. Hill points to this article where a journalist was denying any direct responsibility in the Qana Theatre: As far as Qana, I wasn’t there. I don’t know what...
  • John Leo: "They's Infected My Journalism!"

    08/04/2006 5:27:20 AM PDT · by hocndoc · 14 replies · 1,026+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 26, 2006 | John Leo
    John Leo Wed Jul 26, 12:14 PM ET Washinton Post reporter Anthony Shadid is at it again. Shadid is the world's foremost practitioner of "They Killed My Baby!" journalism. His technique is to appear at a war scene after a bombing and conduct an emotionally loaded interview with someone who has just lost a child or a spouse. The despair of the grieving civilian comes to represent the amazing brutality of war, almost always the brutality of Israel or the United States. The Post headline writers cooperate by placing an over-the-top headline on his piece, which therefore takes on the...
  • The Photo That Started It All (Media lying via the camera)

    08/03/2006 6:42:15 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 107 replies · 5,547+ views ^ | Oct 20, 2002
    The Photo that Started it All On the day the Intafada broke out, Tuvia Grossman was riding a taxi to visit the Western Wall. He was unwittingly thrust into the international limelight -- and nearly killed in the process. On September 30, 2000, The New York Times, Associated Press and other major media outlets published a photo of a young man -- bloodied and battered -- crouching beneath a club-wielding Israeli policeman. The caption identified him as a Palestinian victim of the recent riots -- with the clear implication that the Israeli soldier is the one who beat him. The...
  • AP Rewards Qana Photographers (MSM Supports the Enemy Alert)

    08/02/2006 11:09:28 AM PDT · by mojito · 59 replies · 2,687+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 08/01/06 | Charles Johnson
    An LGF reader has forwarded the following email (I suppose you could say our reader “leaked” it), sent to all Associated Press employees, congratulating themselves on the propaganda photos from Qana and awarding the photographers cash prizes: "Dear Staffers: Last Sunday proved to be one of the most dramatic days in the war between Israel and Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon. AP’s extensive photo team produced a stunning series of images that day that beat the competition and scored huge play worldwide. Rumors surfaced early Sunday morning that an Israeli airstrike had flattened a house in the southern Lebanese village of...
  • MEDIA CAUGHT OVER QANA PHOTOS [Liberal MSM Caught With Pants Down Alert]

    08/02/2006 6:07:55 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 262 replies · 13,287+ views
    Boortz ^ | Aug. 2, 2006 | Neal Boortz
    Remember those photos that have been running in the media showing a rescue worker holding a dead child following the Israeli air strike in Qana? The message of those pictures has been powerful: look at what those evil Israelis did to that poor, innocent child. Well, now we learn that all may not be what it seems. Many of those pictures were taken by the photographers for wire services like the Associated Press, Reuters and the always pro-terrorist Agence France-Presse, also known as AFP. But an enterprising British blogger decided to dig a bit deeper. He looked at the time...
  • News agencies stand by veracity of Lebanon bombing photos

    08/01/2006 2:03:55 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 68 replies · 2,613+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/1/06 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) — Three news agencies on Tuesday rejected challenges to the veracity of photographs of bodies taken in the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike in Lebanon, strongly denying that the images were staged. Photographers from The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse all covered rescue operations Sunday in Qana, where 56 Lebanese were killed. Many of their photos depicted rescue workers carrying dead children. A British Web site, the EU Referendum blog, built an argument that chicanery may have been involved by citing time stamps that went with captions of the photographs. For example, the Web site draws...
  • Milking it?

    07/31/2006 8:10:13 PM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 15 replies · 1,119+ views
    EU Referendum ^ | 31st July 2006 | EU Referendum
    For an update on this post, see here. Certainly, the photographs are distressing, and indeed they are meant to be. As this piece tells us: Until recent years, images of civilian casualties in wars often took days to appear in newspapers, but now they can be captured and transmitted around the world to newspaper Web sites, where they are posted immediately, adding to the shock value that sketchy words by reporters often cannot capture. This happened again Sunday morning in the case of the Israeli air strike on the Lebanese village of Qana that left dozens dead, reportedly at...
  • Banner of Condi and Cana unfurled HOURS after bombing...hmmm

    07/31/2006 7:24:03 PM PDT · by Chicos_Bail_Bonds · 51 replies · 1,536+ views
    Yahoo News Photo ^ | July 30, 2006 | Yahoo News Photo
    In Arabic it says: ""The massacre of children in Qana 2, is the gift of Rice. The clever bombs..Stupid," Banner appeard in downtown Beirut. Fifty-two people were killed, many of them sleeping children, when Israeli warplanes blitzed the Lebanese village of Qana, triggering global outrage and warnings of retribution for a "war crime" as a ceasefire appeared more remote than ever.(AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
  • Imagining the Day When the WSJ Print Edition Folds (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/24/2006 6:24:25 AM PDT · by abb · 41 replies · 747+ views
    Advertising Age ^ | July 23, 2006 | Scott Donaton
    And Other Thoughts About the End Game for Newspapers in a Fully Digital Age By Scott Donaton Dow Jones will reassess its news delivery - New York Times headline, July 14, 2006 Wall Street Journal folds print edition in media-world stunner - New York Times headline, date to be determined Wow, they're going to do it. Or at least they're going to think about doing it. That's the first Many traditional media executives can't admit that they will have to explore the possibility that there are more reader-friendly and cost-efficient ways to produce and distribute their content than in print....
  • Hussein Writes to Americans, Urging Iraqi Pullout

    07/20/2006 4:03:00 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 36 replies · 996+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 20 2006 | EDWARD WONG
    Defense lawyers for Saddam Hussein released a letter on Thursday that he recently wrote in prison that attempts to persuade the American people to demand a troop pullout because President Bush misled them into the Iraq war. The 5,000-word letter is a rambling treatise outlining what Mr. Hussein asserts are the false reasons that the Bush administration used to justify the war in Iraq, from weapons of mass destruction to Iraqi links with Al Qaeda. Mr. Hussein blames Iran and pro-Israel interests for helping lead the Americans into war. He invokes the specter of Vietnam and the spirit of Mao...
  • Valerie Plame is Paula Jones

    07/18/2006 7:54:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 75 replies · 2,711+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/18/6 | Debra J. Saunders
    FORMER CIA operative Valerie Plame is the new Paula Jones -- if with national security credentials and Washington Beltway savoir-faire. Both women filed iffy lawsuits that seemed more designed to discredit a president than to prevail in a court of law. Jones never could prove that then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton hurt her career as a state worker after he allegedly sexually harassed her. Hence, there were no economic damages, as Judge Susan Webber Wright noted when she ruled against Jones. The suit filed last week by Plame and her husband, former Ambassador Joe Wilson, against Bush biggies -- Veep Dick...
  • Which Side is the New York Times On?

    07/17/2006 9:45:45 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 100 replies · 2,445+ views
    Hot Air - Vent with Michelle Malkin ^ | July 17, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    This is probably one of the most terribly disturbing photoessays you will see -- And Michelle's commentary makes it even more so. The anger I feel upon viewing this and reading the title and text of the review can only be described as seething. I know not the god referred to in the pictures; it certainly is not the Judeo-Christian God. Click the link and view the presentation and then read the description of the photoessay below. Which Side is the NY Times On?
  • "Incredible Courage"

    07/16/2006 6:07:57 AM PDT · by tsmith130 · 60 replies · 2,362+ views
    Powerline ^ | 07/16/2006 | John Hinderaker
    Little Green Footballs notes one of the New York Times' "memorable photographs," which was taken by Times photographer Joao Silva. Silva was in the room with a “Mahdi Army” sniper who was trying to kill American soldiers: The Times' commentary on the photo, by Assistant Managing Editor for Photography Michele McNally: "Right there with the Mahdi army. Incredible courage." We have written before about the wire services' use of Iraqi stringers who appear to be members of, or at the least friendly with, terrorist groups. This is a step beyond that, as Silva isn't just an anonymous stringer, but is...
  • Iraq rape trial hits religious obstacle

    07/17/2006 11:02:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 105 replies · 2,277+ views
    Fairfax ^ | 18 Jul 06 | Ryan Lenz
    US MILITARY officials fear that religious hurdles in exhuming the body of a teenage girl could complicate the prosecution of American soldiers accused of raping and murdering her. The officials said a vigorous prosecution was essential and punishment should be severe if the five servicemen and one former soldier were convicted. Five soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are accused of raping and murdering Abeer al-Janabi near the town of Mahmoudiya on March 12. A sixth soldier is accused of failing to report the crime. Three of her family members were also killed in the assault. The victim's male relatives...
  • Plamegate: Mystery Solved

    07/13/2006 2:04:42 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 42 replies · 2,514+ views
    Front Page magazine ^ | July 13, 2007 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Plamegate: Mystery SolvedBy Kenneth R. | July 13, 2006 Finally some straight talk on the Valerie Plame case, thanks to Robert Novak, the conservative columnist who first revealed the identity of the not-so-covert CIA officer three years ago. Novak’s July 14, 2003, column on the much-disputed trip to Niger by Plame’s husband, former U.S. ambassador Joseph Wilson, triggered an FBI investigation, a federal grand jury, and eventually the appointment of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who indicted top White House aid Scooter Libby for perjury along the way. At issue was whether Saddam Hussein ever sent a buying team to Niger...
  • (Menchaca) Slain soldier's brother skeptical of group's claim (al-Qaida-linked group)

    07/13/2006 6:41:16 AM PDT · by weegee · 11 replies · 579+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 12, 2006, 11:36AM | By JAMES PINKERTON
    Slain soldier's brother skeptical of group's claim He doubts that Menchaca, a 2nd soldier could have been linked to rape suspects HARLINGEN - The brother of slain Army Pfc. Kristian Menchaca said Tuesday that he is skeptical of an al-Qaida-linked group's claim that it killed Menchaca and another U.S. soldier more than three months after troops from their unit allegedly raped and killed a young Iraqi woman. Julio Cesar Vasquez, the older brother of Menchaca, said he does not think the suspected al-Qaida insurgents could have linked the two slain soldiers to the rape suspects. ''It could be, but how...
  • Iraq to ask UN to end U.S. immunity after rape case

    07/11/2006 10:07:52 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 52 replies · 1,664+ views
    reuters ^ | July 11 06 | reuters
    Iraq will ask the United Nations to end immunity from local law for U.S. troops, the human rights minister said on Monday, as the military named five soldiers charged in a rape-murder case that has outraged Iraqis. In an interview a week after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki demanded a review of foreign troops' immunity, Wigdan Michael said work on it was now under way and a request could be ready by next month to go to the U.N. Security Council, under whose mandate U.S.-led forces are in control of Iraq. "We're very serious about this," she said, blaming a lack...
  • Limbaugh: I won't be 'framed' by U.S

    07/05/2006 1:01:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 363 replies · 9,849+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/5/06 | Joe Kovacs
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Talk-show host Rush Limbaugh is canceling his international travel plans in the near future, saying he doesn't want to be "framed" by U.S. Customs officials after last week's incident when he was detained for more than three hours for possession of Viagra prescribed in his doctor's name. "It takes one time, and I've got red flags up, and I'm not going to put myself in the position of being framed," Limbaugh said today on his national radio broadcast. "With all this partisanship that's out there, I'm just not going to make it easy for people...
  • They're terrorists - not activists [September 7, 2004]

    07/03/2006 8:13:13 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies · 750+ views ^ | September 7, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "I know it when I see it" was the famous response by a U.S. Supreme Court justice to the vexed problem of defining pornography. Terrorism may be no less difficult to define, but the wanton killing of schoolchildren, of mourners at a funeral, or workers at their desks in skyscrapers surely fits the know-it-when-I-see-it definition. The press, however, generally shies away from the word terrorist, preferring euphemisms. Take the assault that led to the deaths of some 400 people, many of them children, in Beslan, Russia, on September 3. Journalists have delved deep into their thesauruses, finding at least twenty...
  • USA Today: Phone Database Not As Broad As Reported, (USA TODAY LIED AGAIN)

    06/30/2006 8:18:59 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 98 replies · 3,357+ views ^ | 30 June 2006 | AP Staff
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-26-06 (DUmmies Urged To FAKE Confidence)

    06/26/2006 5:50:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 55 replies · 1,367+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 6, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Remember back in early 2000 when the normally stiff and dour Al Gore began appearing in public wearing denim jeans and a big flashy smile on his face while darting his head in a fashion reminiscent of Ronald Reagan? What happened was that Al Gore was FAKING confidence. Oh yes, the appearance was there all right but it was disturbingly off-kilter. Much as he tried, you could sense that Al Gore was FAKING it mainly because he didn't REALLY feel confident. Well, much the same thing is going on with the DUmmies. Although it is still 4 months from...
  • Susan Estrich: "Constitution Protects Reporters' Right to Publish Top Secret Info"

    06/23/2006 1:10:00 PM PDT · by pabianice · 122 replies · 2,517+ views
    Fox News | 6/23/06
    Susan Estrich just summed-up the Left's attitude toward today's NY Times' publishing top secret info on the Justice Department's bank record monitoring of terrorists' financing: 'The US Constitution absolutely protects a reporter's and a paper's right to publish top secret military information.' Further: 'One of the reasons Bush is low in the polls is that the president has lost the respect of the press.' This is the party that plans to retake Congress. Utterly clueless and angry enough to destroy us for spite.
  • The Savages: A barbaric enemy disqualified from the Geneva Conventions

    06/22/2006 10:56:38 AM PDT · by baseball_fan · 33 replies · 1,639+ views
    WSJ OpinionJournal ^ | June 22, 2006
    snip…Privates Tucker and Menchaca were not simply ambushed, taken prisoner and killed. "The torture was something unnatural," said Major General Abdul Azziz Mohammed Jassim of Iraq's Defense Ministry, hinting at the state of the soldiers' remains. The corpses were so mutilated that they could be positively identified only through DNA testing. Here, then, is the enemy we face in Iraq: not nationalists or extremists or even fanatics, but something like a band of real-life Hannibal Lecters for whom human slaughter is both business and religious fulfillment. Following the killing, an Internet statement said to be from the Mujahadeen Shura Council...
  • Breaking on Fox Rick Santorum Reading Unclassified Version over 500 Chemical WMDs Found

    06/21/2006 2:39:13 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 503 replies · 27,586+ views
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  • Al-Zarqawi's successor gets the credit

    06/20/2006 9:11:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 2,148+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/20/06 | Nadia Abou El-Magd - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - The new leader of al-Qaida in Iraq killed two U.S. soldiers whom the group abducted last week, an insurgent umbrella group said in a Web statement posted Tuesday. The statement, which could not be authenticated, said the two soldiers were "slaughtered," suggesting they had been beheaded by Abu Hamza al-Muhajer. The Arabic word used in the statement, "nahr," is used for the slaughtering of sheep by cutting the throat and has been used in past statements to refer to beheadings. The claim of responsibility was posted on an Islamic militant Web site where insurgent groups regularly post...
  • No Indictment of Rove in CIA-Leak Case!

    06/13/2006 3:57:53 AM PDT · by The G Man · 377 replies · 14,979+ views
    NRO ^ | 6/13/06 | Byron York
    June 13, 2006, 6:44 a.m. No Indictment of Rove in CIA-Leak CaseProsecutor Patrick Fitzgerald makes a decision. By Byron York Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has informed top White House adviser Karl Rove that Rove will not face indictment in the CIA-leak investigation, National Review Online has learned. The word came yesterday, when Fitzgerald told Rove lawyer Robert Luskin that he, Fitzgerald, did not plan to seek charges against Rove. This morning, Luskin released a brief statement:  On June 12, 2006, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald formally advised us that he does not anticipate seeking charges against Karl Rove. In deference to...
  • Was Al-Zarqawi Beaten After Bombing?

    06/10/2006 10:32:23 AM PDT · by Lacey · 185 replies · 4,170+ views
    CBS/AP ^ | June 10, 2006
    CBS/AP) An Iraqi man who was one of the first people on the scene of the U.S. airstrike targeting Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said he saw American troops beating a man who had a beard like the al Qaeda leader. The witness, who lives near the house where al-Zarqawi spent his last days, said he saw the man lying on the ground near an irrigation canal. He was badly wounded but still alive, the man told Associated Press Television News. U.S. troops arriving on the scene wrapped the man's head in an Arab robe and began beating him, said the local...
  • Dems Irked Over Zarqawi's Death

    06/08/2006 6:15:55 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 214 replies · 8,282+ views ^ | June 8, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Grassroots Democrats weighing in on several popular liberal web sites Thursday morning said that they were troubled by reports that al Qaeda's top operational terrorist, Abu Musab al Zarqawi, had been killed in a U.S. air strike. Reacting to the news, one visitor to the Daily Kos complained that using military force to kill Zarqawi "violates everything my America stands for." "It violates the rule of law and invokes the rule of force in what should be a criminal, not a military, matter." Another Daily Kos'er was irked because he thought the news would benefit President Bush: "No doubt Karl...
  • The war crime they've been waiting for?

    06/02/2006 7:00:33 AM PDT · by blitzgig · 21 replies · 1,038+ views ^ | 6/2/06 | Mona Charen
    No one yet knows what happened in Haditha, Iraq, last November. There are accounts -- unconfirmed -- of a massacre perpetrated by a unit of enraged Marines against unarmed civilians. Unless I miss my guess, this is about to become the biggest story in the world. Consider that Abu Ghraib, which did not involve killing or torture (though it did include extreme humiliation) became the American and world press's favorite topic for weeks on end, though far more grotesque acts were being perpetrated daily by the jihadists in Iraq and elsewhere. In the period since then, the American press has...
  • Pakistani immigrant convicted in NYC plot

    05/24/2006 12:56:25 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 53 replies · 2,090+ views
    Yahooo News Alert ^ | 5/24/06 | TOM HAYS, Associated Press Writer
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) A Pakistani immigrant has been convicted of plotting to blow up one of Manhattan's busiest subway stations in retaliation for the Abu Ghraib prisoner-abuse scandal.</p>
  • Another Fake Soldier Tale Debunked

    05/24/2006 9:14:55 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 84 replies · 3,363+ views
    Realclearpolitics ^ | 5/24/06 | Michelle Malkin
    Meet "Jessie MacBeth." He's the latest cause celebre of the anti-war Left -- a "former Army Ranger and Iraq war veteran" who accuses his fellow troops of committing a litany of atrocities against innocent civilians. Anti-Vietnam War veteran John Kerry and the Winter Soldiers cast a long shadow. In his 20-minute Internet video interview at, which promises that watching the video "will change your life," MacBeth (who also claims to have served in Special Forces) says: --Superiors told him "our job over there is to strike fear in the hearts of the Iraqis . . . to be brutal...
  • From Truthout, an apology, of sorts, for reporting Rove's indictment (Marc Ash Interviewed By Salon)

    05/21/2006 4:11:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies · 1,163+ views
    Salon.Com ^ | May 20, 2006 | Tim Grieve
    A week after proclaiming that Karl Rove has already been indicted on charges of perjury and lying to federal investigators, Truthout has issued a rather inscrutable partial apology. "The time has now come. . . to issue a partial apology to our readership for this story," Truthout Executive Director Marc Ash said in a post on the site Friday. "While we paid very careful attention to the sourcing on this story, we erred in getting too far out in front of the news cycle. In moving as quickly as we did, we caused more confusion than clarity. And that was...
  • The Traitors Among Us

    04/24/2006 8:52:06 PM PDT · by stan_25 · 45 replies · 1,194+ views
    April 24, 2006 | Stan_25
    Yes, we all know that there are elements in this country that would like to see that the Bush Administration fails or even get impeached. These elements are a criminal cabal that was in the last administration. They are still pissed at George W Bush for winning the election in 2000 and again in 2004. They are trying everything to discredit him and the good work that he and his people have done for this country. They were so certain that Al Gore had won Florida that they were all ready planning on what they were to wear to the...
  • The Clinton Show, Even 24 can’t top the crazy things Clinton tried.

    04/24/2006 12:16:44 PM PDT · by tbird5 · 23 replies · 2,355+ views ^ | April 24, 2006, | William Hawkins
    On the popular Fox network television series 24, the first half of the long and violent day of covert operative Jack Bauer has been spent hunting down the Chechen terrorists who where trying to unleash nerve gas on Los Angeles. The terrorists had earlier tried to assassinate the Russian president during his meeting with U.S. President Charles Logan in Los Angels to formalize a new antiterrorism alliance. Then it was revealed, in a story line that has taken many twists and turns, that President Logan is the real villain behind the day's events. So Bauer is now trying to foment...
  • Truth-Telling [looking at the defenders of Mary McCarthy]

    04/24/2006 8:36:42 AM PDT · by 68skylark · 20 replies · 1,437+ views
    The Belmont Club | April 24, 2006 | Wretchard
    Sweetness and Light has noticed that the press has quoted two former counterterrorism experts in defense of Mary McCarthy but omitted one interesting detail, which may or may not be relevant. Here's ABC News report quoting the first expert, Ray McGovern to the effect that McCarthy had a higher duty to "defend the constitution". To supporters, McCarthy is a woman of conviction who exposed actions she believed were against the law."This a matter of principle," said Ray McGovern, a former fellow CIA analyst, "where she said my oath, my promise not to reveal secrets is superceded by my oath to...
  • CIA Leak, Mary McCarthy Link Roundup

    04/23/2006 4:11:03 AM PDT · by backhoe · 326 replies · 11,817+ views
    various FR links & quotes | 04-23-06 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    The original mega-thread: CIA Fires Officer For Leaking Classified Information to Media I think this is as big as rathergate.   Dana Priest's Pulitzer has just turned to dust. Not only that,  the Pulitzer's are finally dust is up to us and others to find out, because  the Drive-By Media will ignore the story. Let's Play Connect the Dots Let’s connect some dots in the Mary McCarthy CIA leak tale, shall we? (Hat tip: WordWarp).Mary McCarthy leaks the secret CIA prisons story to Dana Priest, in what may have been a sting operation.Mary McCarthy and Joe Wilson served at the...
  • CIA officer fired over media leak was key senior analyst

    04/23/2006 1:33:01 AM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 39 replies · 1,305+ views
    Boston Globe via ^ | April 23, 2006 | Katherine Shrader, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- The CIA's decision to fire a top intelligence analyst accused of leaking classified information became a political issue almost immediately after it became public last week. The officer was a senior analyst nearing retirement, Mary O. McCarthy, who the agency said leaked information to news organizations about a secret network of CIA prisons. McCarthy was once responsible for guarding some of the nation's most sensitive secrets as a senior aide for the National Security Council, The New York Times reported in today's editions, citing several current and former government officials. In that role, McCarthy often focused on ways...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-17-06 (DUmmies Plan To Imprison Republicans If Democrats Win In November)

    04/17/2006 3:42:49 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 124 replies · 1,943+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 17, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    I hereby nominate David Finkel for a Pulitzer Prize in photography. The photo that he took above PERFECTLY captures the LUNACY of the Left. In this particular case, the crazed face in the photo belongs to one Maryscott O'Connor who writes a Leftwing Moonbat Blog called MY LEFT WING which is one long primal scream of ANGER at Bush and the EVIL Republicans. According to this Washington Post ARTICLE, when O'Connor isn't posting about how she wishes Bush would go to hell "after contracting incurable cancer and suffering for protracted periods of time without benefit of medication," she "relaxes"...
  • Video Claims to Show Pilot Being Dragged

    04/05/2006 1:08:18 PM PDT · by IamHD · 23 replies · 1,572+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 04/04/06 | NADIA ABOU EL-MAGD
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A video posted on the Internet Wednesday in the name of an extremist group claimed to show Iraqi insurgents dragging the burning body of a U.S. pilot on the ground after the crash of an Apache helicopter. Parts of the video were blurry, and the face of the man being dragged was not shown. His clothes were so tattered it was impossible to tell if he was wearing an American military uniform, but he appeared to be wearing military fatigues.
  • Saddam Regime document: How To Use Coalition Dead Troops and POW’s As Propaganda Tool (Translation)

    04/03/2006 12:22:14 PM PDT · by jveritas · 25 replies · 5,624+ views
    Pentagon/FMSO website on Iraq Documents | April 3 2006 | jveritas
    Page 28, 32 and 33 of this April/1/2003 document IISP-2003-00026588 discuss how the Iraqis are going to treat the dead American and British soldiers as well as the Coalition POW to serve their regime propaganda. It is infuriating to read such a thing, but it is important to reveal how evil this Saddam regime had been. Partial translation of page 28 which a meeting of the Military Sector Commanders of the Iraqi Army where they discussed the issue of dead Coalition troops and POWs Beginning of partial translation of page 28 F. Study the subject of the dead criminals Americans...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-28-06 (Ouija Board Polls)

    03/28/2006 5:37:19 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 68 replies · 2,113+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 28, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    When I was a teenager, I was told that I would someday be world famous. Leaders from many countries would make pilgrimages to my vast estates to seek my advice. I was even told that I would lead a punitive expedition across the galaxy to wipe out an alien civilization that dared to threaten our planet. Of course, I returned to Earth as a conquering hero. That same evening, other teenagers around the table I was sitting at, were told they would become famous actresses, captains of industry, or sports legends. Oddly enough, no one was told they would...
  • Chris Matthews Comment on Imus

    03/24/2006 2:21:53 PM PST · by mcvey · 38 replies · 1,003+ views
    Imus in the Morning Newsletter "The Daily Imus" | Chris Matthews
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews: "I think the president made a big mistake this week, and maybe I'm the only one that caught it, but when he came out and said he never said that we went to Iraq because of what happened on 9/11, that Saddam was never involved in 9/11, that whole mentality, the whole culture, the country music, everything, was saying this was payback. We are getting them in Iraq because of what they did to us on 9/11, and now they come out and say I never claimed that. Well you know it's in the actual language of...

    03/23/2006 11:00:54 AM PST · by WBL 1952 · 416 replies · 18,129+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 3/23/06
  • ABC News Listens to Viewers' Concerns About Iraq Coverage

    03/23/2006 2:25:12 PM PST · by Wasanother · 110 replies · 4,149+ views
    ABC ^ | 3/23/2006 | ABC
    March 23, 2006 — Over the last 24 hours, ABC News has been reading hundreds of messages sent in by viewers in response to President Bush's claim that the media are undermining support for war in Iraq. Viewer opinions ran the gamut, but the vast majority believed the media were biased in their Iraq coverage.
  • Cited as Symbol of Abu Ghraib, Man Admits He Is Not in Photo (NYT caught red-handed in another lie!)

    03/17/2006 10:17:54 PM PST · by Greg o the Navy · 49 replies · 1,707+ views
    New York Times ^ | 03/18/2006 | KATE ZERNIKE
    In the summer of 2004, a group of former detainees of Abu Ghraib prison filed a lawsuit. One claimed to be the man in the photograph -- wires attached to his outstretched arms. The trouble was, the man in the photograph was not Mr. Qaissi.
  • Reuters Bias - Pic of Dick Cheney

    03/09/2006 2:01:52 PM PST · by finnman69 · 46 replies · 2,194+ views
    yahoo ^ | 3/8/06
    U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney speaks during his keynote address to the U.S. Labor Department's 2006 National Summit on Retirement Savings at the Willard Hotel in Washington March 2, 2006. REUTERS/Larry Downing
  • Troops are urged to avoid theaters with Turkish film

    03/06/2006 5:51:12 AM PST · by I am for Bush · 25 replies · 732+ views
    Stars And Stripes ^ | 2-2-2006 | Ben Murray
    Troops are urged to avoid theaters with Turkish film Army says “Kurtlar Vadisi Irak” depicts GIs as indiscriminate killers A woman stands next to a billboard featuring the new Turkish movie “Valley of the Wolves Iraq” in Istanbul, Turkey. Tickets for the movie, the latest of a genre of pop culture works feeding off growing anti-American sentiment in Turkey, are selling out across the country. Soldiers in Europe have been advised to avoid movie theaters showing a new Turkish film that depicts U.S. soldiers as indiscriminate killers of Iraqis, according to an Army communication circulated last week. In a...