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  • Dan Rather on Memogate: ‘No Question The Story Was True’

    12/09/2013 10:33:56 PM PST · by servo1969 · 96 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12-10-2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather, despite being fired as a result of the bogus story, continues to maintain that he got it right in September 2004 when he aired forged documents concerning George W. Bush’s record with the Air National Guard. On CNN’s Piers Morgan Live Monday, Rather said, “No question the story was true” (video follows with transcript and commentary): [video] PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Let's turn quickly to what’s been going on at CBS, your old network. Your former colleague, Lara Logan, on leave of absence over this report from Benghazi. Many people believe there’s a slight...
  • Great news: TSA to unionize

    08/06/2012 2:18:49 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 98 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 8/6/2012 | Dustin Siggins
    From The Right Scoop, initially blogged by PJ Media: As of Thursday, August 2, 2012, the Transportation Security Administration has agreed to unionize. The agency, best known for groping and offending Americans as we attempt to fly from one part of the country to the other, has agreed to allow the American Federation of Government Employees to unionize its workers. From the Facebook page of the American Federation of Government Employees, the official announcement: “For 10 long years AFGE has fought hard so that Transportation Security Officers would have collective bargaining rights. We have often looked back and wondered why...
  • Write-in Could Win Delay's Spot, Poll Finds.

    10/29/2006 9:24:34 PM PST · by rhinohunter · 324 replies · 9,802+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10-29-2006 | Doug Miller
    On Monday President Bush flies into Houston to campaign for a congressional candidate who — at one point — looked like a long shot. But an exclusive poll indicates that Shelley Sekula-Gibbs may pull off a political upset and win her write-in campaign for Congress.
  • Foley mess and GOP are a match made in heaven

    10/17/2006 12:34:22 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 51 replies · 1,514+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | October 17, 2006 | Richard Cohen
    'On the nose" is a Hollywood expression. It refers to a scene or a piece of dialogue that is too obvious or too good to be true. Hollywood would have said the whole Mark Foley sex scandal is on the nose. Let's start with the fact that this confessed gay stalker of teenage congressional pages was co-chairman of the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus. All over Hollywood, fingers would go to the tip of the nose: Can't we make it Armed Services? No, we cannot. To change anything at all about the Foley matter would be to trifle with...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-09-06 ("We are really afraid to get our hopes up about November aren't we?")

    10/09/2006 4:46:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 101 replies · 1,735+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 10, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    It is now a month away from the mid-term elections and we might as well not hold them. I mean the MSM has already declared the Democrats to be the overwhelming winners. Not a doubt about it. The reason is that Mark Foley is gay. That's it. The Democrats will win FOR SURE in November because Mark Foley is gay. See, according the Democrat and MSM hopes, the "fundies" as they are called will stay home and not vote because Mark Foley is gay thus giving the victory to the Democrats. To ensure they stay home, Lawrence O'Donnell and...
  • Page Scandal Makes America Look Silly

    10/08/2006 9:37:44 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 24 replies · 1,394+ views
    The Sun ^ | 10/08/06 | Mark Steyn
    In London, sex scandals come along every other week. You name it, British parliamentarians do it: three-in-a-bed, auto-erotic asphyxiation, gay teen flagellation, getting your toes sucked while wearing the soccer kit of Chelsea Football Club. But at least at Westminster, sex scandals require actual sex. That the governing party of the world's only superpower could be felled by one creepy pervert's masturbatory e-mails and IMs is an event historians will marvel at. Granted that the Roman Empire in its death throes got hung up on gay sex, the American hyperpower seems set to be the first to collapse over gay...
  • CNN: PAGE LAWYER DOES NOT RULE 'IN OR OUT' PRANK CLAIM

    10/06/2006 2:21:30 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 302 replies · 7,524+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | 10-06-06 | Drudge
    CNN: PAGE LAWYER DOES NOT RULE 'IN OR OUT' PRANK CLAIM... DEVELOPING... Former congressional page Jordan Edmund's lawyer Stephen Jones... BLITZER: He will join us live in the next hour. What are you hearing, Brian, about some of these Internet suggestions, some Republicans suggesting this whole thing is a prank, a hoax and there is no there, there. CNN REPORTER: "We asked him about that item in the DRUDGE REPORT. He said very clearly he cannot rule that in, he cannot rule that out. He says he is not saying it was not a prank but later in the interview,...
  • Watchdog Group Disputes FBI's Claims on E-Mails

    10/05/2006 8:19:20 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 86 replies · 2,729+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | oct 6, 2006 | Dan Eggen
    The watchdog group that first provided the FBI with suspicious e-mails from then-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) said yesterday that FBI and Justice Department officials are attempting to cover up their inaction in the case by making false claims about the group. Law enforcement officials said the allegations by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) are without merit, and they stood by allegations that the group had refused to provide some information to the FBI. The dispute is the latest controversy this week for CREW, a liberal-leaning group that has come under attack from House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert...
  • Democrats poised for US Senate gains - Reuters poll

    10/05/2006 12:11:53 PM PDT · by Alex1977 · 53 replies · 1,818+ views
    REUTERS ^ | Thu 5 Oct 2006 | John Whitesides
    WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Democrats are poised for U.S. Senate gains in the Nov. 7 election, but face an uphill battle to pick up the six seats they need for control, according to Reuters/Zogby polls released on Thursday. Democrats lead in five of 10 crucial Senate battlegrounds, including three Republican-held seats in Pennsylvania, Montana and Rhode Island and in Democratic-held Maryland and New Jersey. But Republican incumbents lead in Virginia and Missouri, and Senate contests in Republican-held Ohio and Tennessee are deadlocked, the polls showed. Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, running as an independent, has a big lead over Democrat...
  • ABC ONLINE GLITCH LEADS TO IDENTITY OF FOLEY ACCUSER; FEATURED IM EXCHANGE WAS WITH 18 YEAR OLD

    10/04/2006 5:12:16 PM PDT · by jrooney · 1,408 replies · 54,287+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 10-04-06 | Drudge
    A posting of an unredacted instant message sessions between Rep. Mark Foley and a former congressional page has apparently exposed the identity of the now 21 year-old accuser... ABC RELEASED TRANSCRIPT OF ONE CHAT BETWEEN FOLEY AND A MAN WHO WAS 18 AT THE TIME OF THE INSTANT MESSAGE EXCHANGE.... NETWORK STATED THE MESSAGE WAS TO 'UNDER AGE' TEEN... DEVELOPING... ABC ONLINE GLITCH LEADS TO IDENTITY OF FOLEY ACCUSER; FEATURED IM EXCHANGE WAS WITH 18 YEAR OLD
  • As Dow surges, many left behind

    10/04/2006 8:39:11 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 74 replies · 1,981+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 3, 2006 | William Neikirk
    WASHINGTON -- The last time the Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high, America was living in a giddy economic era when good times and budget surpluses seemed as if they might continue indefinitely. It was Jan. 14, 2000, the start of another year, another century and another millennium. The economy was roaring along. The jobless rate was a low 4 percent. The "new economy" of young entrepreneurs energized markets with new tech companies that didn't turn a profit. Nobody seemed to care, and excesses piled on top of excesses.
  • WaPo Shocker: Huge Difference in Handling of Democrat and Republican Sex Scandals

    10/03/2006 10:50:53 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies · 1,828+ views
    Newsbusters/Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2006 | Noel Sheppard
    When I first saw this article this morning, I asked my daughter to pinch me. But, it was still there. I then asked her to slap me. No change. Finally, smelling salts. Alas, it was still on my computer screen, and from the Washington Post no less: “The Redder They Are, The Harder They Fall; Republicans More Damaged by Scandals.”
  • Shocker: Veteran WaPo Reporter Admits MSM's Bias Is "Overwhelmingly To The Left"

    09/22/2006 6:12:39 PM PDT · by infoguy · 34 replies · 2,160+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 22 September 2006 | Dave Pierre
    On his radio show yesterday (Thursday, September 21, 2006), host Hugh Hewitt interviewed Thomas B. Edsall, who up until recently was a senior political reporter for the Washington Post. He had been with the paper for 25 years. Through precise and direct questioning by Hewitt, Edsall admitted something that is rarely heard from a liberal these days. In a shocking admission, Edsall articulated that the biases of the mainstream media are "overwhelmingly to the left." He also proposed that Democratic reporters outnumber Republicans "in the range of 15-25 to 1"!In the interview, as Hewitt and Edsall discussed the rise of...
  • Has New York Times editor gotten away with murder? [Melanie Morgan]

    09/22/2006 9:48:13 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 17 replies · 1,602+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 09/22/2006 | Melanie Morgan
    ...Has Times editor gotten away with murder?Posted: September 22, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern If you blinked you would have missed it. I'm speaking of the news coverage about who really leaked Valerie Plame's identity as a non-covert CIA agent. The leaker, former Colin Powell aide Richard Armitage, was a vocal critic of the war in Iraq. Perhaps the media "overlooked" Armitage and his role in this scandal precisely because he shared their disdain for the war in Iraq. Did you happen to notice that Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and Scooter Libby didn't receive that same consideration – even though they...
  • Fitzgerald given way out of Libby CIA leak case (MSM Spin)

    09/21/2006 2:02:22 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 58 replies · 2,081+ views
    PMSNBC ^ | 9/21/06 | Mikey_1962
    WASHINGTON - The judge in the CIA leak case ruled Thursday that if Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald feels that admitting certain classified documents at the upcoming trial of I Lewis "Scooter" Libby can jeopardize national security, Fitzgerald can then move to dismiss the perjury charges against Libby. Judge Reggie Walton cannot automatically allow classified materials to be admitted at trial. He first must go through a series of closed hearings under CIPA regulations. CIPA, the Classified Information Procedures Act, protects and restricts the discovery of classified information in a way that does not impair the defendant's right to a fair...
  • Just About the Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Read (supposed 'world opinion' obtained via 'world polls')

    09/21/2006 11:40:22 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 22 replies · 541+ views
    smalldeadanimals blog site ^ | 21 September 2006 | Kate
    Just About the Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Read smalldeadanimals.com 21 September 2006 In its attempt to sway, manipulate, and form world opinion to fit with editorial boards, the MSM now has a new tool: World Opinion Polls. In case you missed that, I’ll rephrase it. The MSM now conducts WORLD opinion polls so that we can be enlightened by knowing what the world thinks. The concept is so flawed that I won’t insult the intelligence of readers here by even bothering to debunk it, but I will say this. What does it say of news media editorial boards, when...
  • Sock Puppet Sinks Pundit - How Lee Siegel's antics made The New Republic into an even bigger joke

    09/20/2006 12:39:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,336+ views
    Reason ^ | September 19, 2006 | Cathy Young
    In recent years, The New Republic, one of the nation's leading magazines of political and cultural commentary, has been embarrassed by scandals involving two of journalism's original sins: fabrication of stories and plagiarism. But the latest scandal, involving the magazine's cultural critic Lee Siegel, has to do with a transgression peculiar to the Internet age: sock puppetry. A sock puppet, in Internet parlance, is a false Internet identity created for deceptive purposes. Siegel, who had been writing a culture blog for The New Republic, had started using the pseudonym "sprezzatura" on the blog's forums to praise himself and savage his...
  • The CBS Ambush (scumbag MSM alert)

    09/20/2006 6:32:23 AM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies · 2,336+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 9/20/06 | Bay
    Remember the "Arab street," that riot-in-the-road featuring flammable Israeli flags, Saddam Hussein posters, clenched fists and chants threatening "Death to America"? The street may have lacked pavement and a fire hydrant, but it had beaucoup television cameras. Flames, clenched fists and death threats -- a heart-pounding collage of sensational imagery and rhetoric. What more could a TV exec need to attract audience eyeballs? Recall the talking heads who told us in 1990, after Saddam invaded Kuwait, that "the Arab street" was going to rise en masse, as an ur-proletariat, which would support Saddam against the West. If you need documentation,...
  • 'NY Times' Appoints First-Ever 'Futurist-in-Residence'

    09/19/2006 11:49:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies · 894+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | September 19, 2006 | Joe Strupp
    NEW YORK From the newspaper that brought you the first-ever perfume critic comes what appears to be another first -- "futurist-in-residence." The New York Times, apparently seeking to boost its image as a forward-looking paper, announced Tuesday the appointment of Michael Rogers, a former Washington Post Company executive and Newsweek.com general manager to the newly-created title. In a release, the paper described the new position as a one-year consultant appointment to work with The New York Times Company's research and development unit. Spokeswoman Stacy Green compared the appointment to that of the paper's public editor, in that it would be...
  • US Army: AP Photographer Captured with Al Qaeda Leader

    09/17/2006 4:18:32 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 81 replies · 4,713+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | September 17, 2006 | Charles Johnson
    Arrested Pulitzer Prize winning Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein, who took the infamous pictures of a terrorist execution on Haifa Street in Baghdad, and is notorious in the blogosphere for his collusion with jihadis as they tried to kill Americans, is the subject of a very lengthy attempt by the AP to whitewash his acts: U.S. holds AP photographer in Iraq 5 mos. (Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.) The AP spins furiously and buries it in the middle, but here’s some interesting information from the US Army: The military said Hussein was captured with two insurgents, including Hamid Hamad Motib, an...