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  • SCANDAL EXPANDS !!! NEW Set of NEA Emails Released Linking White House to NEA Scandal

    11/02/2009 10:15:23 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 573+ views
    judicial watch/the lid ^ | 11/2/09 | The Lid
    Four weeks ago, Big Hollywood posted audio of a conference call in which Obama administration officials asked "grant recipients to plug Barack Obama’s domestic agenda." At least six federal laws and regulations were violated when then–NEA communications director Yosi Sergant and White House Office of Public Engagement deputy director Buffy Wicks tried twisting the arms of artists and arts groups interested in getting federal arts grants to produce government propaganda. To protect the scandal from expanding further, the White House threw Sergant under the bus, denied that they were involved issued new guidelines for the NEA and promised that it...
  • EXPLOSIVE NEW AUDIO Reveals White House Using NEA to Push Partisan Agenda

    09/21/2009 9:13:46 AM PDT · by Amityschild · 134 replies · 8,322+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 9/21/2009 | Patrick Courrielche
    Should the National Endowment for the Arts encourage artists to create art on issues being vehemently debated nationally? That is the question that I set out to discuss a little over three weeks ago when I wrote an article on Big Hollywood entitled The National Endowment for the Art of Persuasion?” The question still requires debate but the facts do not. The NEA and the White House did encourage a handpicked, pro-Obama arts group to address politically controversial issues under contentious national debate. That fact is irrefutable.
  • Pregame Report: The NEA Conference Call (Breitbart's Blockbuster to Break Tomorrow at Noon)

    09/20/2009 8:07:11 PM PDT · by nomoremods · 40 replies · 3,338+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 9-20-09 | Mike Flynn and John Nolte
    This is it; the story we were speculating about today. Well, this is the "pre-story" and the rest breaks tomorrow at noon (don't know EST or PST) But, there is even a larger issue that hasn’t yet received much attention in the press. Among the Obama Administration officials on the call were Buffy Wicks, Office of Public Engagement and the lead White House official on the President’s Serve.Gov initiative to promote national service. Also on the call was Nell Abernathy, Director of Outreach for Serve.Gov. One of their mail goals on the call, it seems, was to encourage artists to...
  • 'Artists' as Servants of Power

    09/21/2009 5:47:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 598+ views
    WSJ ^ | 9/21/2009 | James Taranto
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood is out today with new details on the National Endowment for the Arts scandal, including a full transcript and audio recording, as well as a CliffsNotes summary by John Nolte, of the notorious Aug. 10 conference call in which administration officials urged artists to help promote President Obama's legislative agenda. Formally, the call was led by Michael Skolnik, who is not a government employee. But Skolnik declares at the start of the call that he is acting on behalf of the administration:I have been asked by folks in the White House and folks in the NEA about...
  • Former Russian spy Anna Chapman takes stab at Putin's military propaganda: Spy Games Update

    11/30/2014 2:32:40 PM PST · by Rio · 31 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 11/30/2014 | Bryan Denson
    Former deep-cover Russian spy Anna Chapman plays a starring role in a new promotional video for President Vladimir Putin's military and it sounds a whole lot like Cold War propaganda. Chapman, you may recall, was the femme fatale rolled up by the FBI in the early summer of 2010 with nine other "illegals" – all working undercover for the SVR, Moscow's foreign intelligence service. Their job was to gather U.S. political and economic secrets for the motherland. But unfortunately for them, they had reportedly been betrayed by one of their own. The FBI had secretly snooped on them for years...
  • The Nudge Debate (liberal paternalism)

    08/08/2013 9:39:15 PM PDT · by rey · 15 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 8 August 2013 | David Brooks
    excerpt: In 2009, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein published a book, called “Nudge,” on how government and other organizations could induce people to avoid common errors. Last year, Sunstein gave the Storrs Lectures at Yale on the topic, which will soon be published as a book called “Nanny Statecraft.” Last month, the Obama administration announced that it is creating a new team to explore applications of this sort of empirical research to policy-making.
  • The Power and Limits of Indoctrination

    05/25/2014 6:55:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Power Line ^ | 5/25/14 | Steven Hayward
    Cass Sunstein, Obama’s former regulatory “czar” and one of the smartest and most devious thinkers on the left, has a highly revealing Bloomberg column out this week reporting on the results of a study of the way China has attempted indoctrination in its school system. This column and the underlying study (it’s an NBER paper, behind a paywall unless you have academic access) are useful as background reading for everyone who is rightly concerned about how Common Core standards will likely become the means of nationalizing a liberal school curriculum. (What? You mean you aren’t reassured by the promises from...
  • Obama meets privately ‘to woo’ hand-picked conservative journalists

    10/09/2013 4:26:17 AM PDT · by don-o · 84 replies
    Bizpacreview ^ | October 9, 2013 | Tom Tillison
    On more than one occasion, President Obama has quietly met with select members of the media. The off-the-record meetings were notable in that conservative journalists were seldom included. On Tuesday, the tables were turned somewhat as Obama invited a small number of conservative reporters, columnists and commentators to the White House for a private chat, but is the president looking for an edge in the ongoing budget impasse with Congress? Ben Shapiro, editor-at-large of Breitbart News, called the meeting “a clear attempt to woo largely establishment conservative commentators who have loudly opposed the GOP’s current government shutdown strategy.” Those in...
  • Rep. Clyburn likens American media to Nazi propagandists

    08/21/2013 11:53:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/21/13 | Blake Neff
    Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-ranking House Democrat, on Wednesday accused the U.S. media of spreading "manufactured controversies" that pose dangers similar to the propaganda spread by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Speaking to Sirius XM, Clyburn accused the modern Internet-based media of misrepresenting the statements of people in order to hurt their reputations. "You have people´s words and phrases being misrepresented and looped through the news media and thrown out there on the Internet, and people run with it because these things start getting reported in the mainstream media, and before you know it, people believe that stuff," Clyburn
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Axelrod's Next Project: Inspiring Young People to Become 'Journalists'

    11/11/2012 8:46:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 11, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama's senior campaign adviser David Axelrod said on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday that his next project will include inspiring young people to become "journalists." "What do you do next?" CBS's Bob Schieffer asked Axelrod. "I'm going to spend part of my time starting an institute of politics at the University of Chicago," said Axelrod. "My feeling is if I can help inspire some young people to get into this arena as candidates, as strategists, as journalists, then that would be a great contribution to make."
  • Obama kisses Chavez in new Benetton ad

    11/16/2011 5:23:10 PM PST · by GR_Jr. · 42 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | 11-16-11 | Maura Judkis
    Benetton returns to its controversial marketing roots with a new campaign that features President Obama and other world leaders engaging in a kiss. In two separate ads, Obama is seen kissing Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, and Chinese President Hu Jintao. The Unhate Foundation, founded by the Italian clothing company, is an advocacy group for tolerance. The controversial ad campaign is an attempt for Benetton to regain its status from the “United Colors” ads that regularly shocked viewers with subjects that had nothing to do with clothing: A priest kissing a nun, a man dying of AIDS, a just-born baby with...
  • Backlash brews over media’s focus on value of college

    06/18/2011 6:17:16 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 63 replies
    The Lookout ^ | June 17th | Liz Goodwin
    A San Francisco State University instructor writes in Poynter today that the media is misrepresenting some basic features of the debate over the value of a college education. In reviewing recent coverage, Sarah Fidelibus argues that journalists are taking surveys out of context in making the case that a college education isn't worth young people's time and money anymore. The critique comes on the heels of a piece in the New Republic titled "Why the media is always wrong about the value of a college degree." In the latter article, Education Sector's Kevin Carey mocks media stories that profile woeful...
  • FCC Orders NBC Newsrooms To Partner With Soros-Funded Non-Profits

    02/03/2011 11:12:42 AM PST · by tutstar · 84 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2/3/11 | Dana Loesch
    So much for objectivity. One of the FCC stipulations of the Comcast – NBCU merger was the incorporation of non-profit journalism centers into NBC newsrooms. They are charged with maintaining and increasing local news coverage, the regulation based on the relationship between KNSD-TV and VoiceofSanDiego.org. KNSD airs the segments, but really can’t take all the credit for them. They are largely the work ofVoiceOfSanDiego.org, a local nonprofit journalism center that has been sharing news tips, co-producing and supplying content to the station for several years. [...] Under the terms of the FCC order approving Comcast’s takeover of NBCU, at least...
  • The brain behind Obama's speeches

    09/04/2010 10:46:15 PM PDT · by thecodont · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | September 3, 2010|5:26 p.m. | By Peter Nicholas, Los Angeles Times
    <p>Reporting from Washington — A president governs in prose, but every now and then some poetry slips through.</p> <p>Speaking in West Virginia after an explosion killed 29 coal miners, President Obama talked about the victims: "Most days they would emerge from the dark mine, squinting at the light. Most days, they would emerge, sweaty, dirty, dusted with coal. Most days, they would come home. Most days, but not that day."</p>
  • Oliver Stone lunches with George Soros

    07/05/2010 6:26:39 AM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies · 1+ views
    NYPost ^ | July 4,2010 | staff
    Oliver Stone, whose admiration for Marxist dictators knows no bounds, is also fond of a few capitalists. The "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" director was spotted recently in the Hamptons, where he lunched at the house of George W. Bush-bashing hedge fund billionaire George Soros.
  • Obama 'Hope' Poster Artist Arrested In Boston

    02/07/2009 11:54:52 AM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 1,225+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 7, 2009
    Obama 'Hope' poster artist arrested in Boston By Milton J. Valencia and Mark Shanahan Globe Staff / February 7, 2009 Shepard Fairey, the controversial street artist riding a roller coaster of publicity with his red, white, and blue posters of President Barack Obama, was arrested last night on his way to DJ an event kicking off his exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Fairey, a 38-year-old known for his countercultural style, was arrested on two outstanding warrants and was being held at a police station, according to a police official with knowledge of the arrest who requested anonymity.

    01/03/2009 5:42:14 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 691+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 3, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    A jihadi throws a shoe near the Downing Street residence of Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown today at a huge protest against the Jews It is hard to believe that while Shoah victims and holocaust survivors still walk among us, that we would witness an evil so severe and grotesque that it would make the rhetoric of third Reich look mild. Yes, the Nazis killed millions -- that was the obvious monstrous result of their campaign. We have not yet witnessed the "final solution" of Islamic jihad - but there are incontrovertible facts that are blinding. The Nazis hid their...
  • Warmist hysteria intensifies as temperatures plunge

    12/15/2008 6:58:11 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 35 replies · 2,069+ views
    AmericanThinker ^ | 12/15/08 | Thomas Lifson
    With temperatures falling since 1998's peak, and much of the nation shivering, global warming propagandists become have become shriller, even asserting counterfactual propositions. Case in point: Seth Borentstein "science" reporter for the Associated Press. Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters debunks the "global warming is accelerating" nonsense offered by AP to gullible (or mendacious) editors in newsrooms across the country. It is remarkable to see bald-faced lies so readily debunked. The willingness of media outlets to
  • S&P slashes New York Times rating to junk

    10/23/2008 4:23:32 PM PDT · by VOA · 54 replies · 1,249+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10-23-08 | Reuters Staff
    NEW YORK, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Standard & Poor's on Thursday slashed its ratings on the New York Times Co (NYT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) into junk territory and cited concerns about the newspaper publisher's revenue outlook, after it posted a third-quarter loss. ...SNIP... It cut the Times' rating three notches to "BB-minus," three levels below investment grade, from "BBB-minus." The outlook is negative, indicating an additional cut may be likely over the next one-to-two years.
  • Respected Journalist Jim Lehrer to Moderate Sept. 26 Presidential Debate at UM

    09/26/2008 11:08:24 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 72 replies · 1,608+ views
    Respected Journalist Jim Lehrer to Moderate Sept. 26 Presidential Debate at UM OXFORD, Miss. -- The Commission on Presidential Debates announced today that award-winning journalist Jim Lehrer will moderate the first presidential debate of 2008, to be held Sept. 26 at the University of Mississippi and focus on domestic issues. In the last five presidential elections, Lehrer has moderated 10 of the nationally televised debates among the candidates, including one in 2004. "Jim Lehrer is among the most respected and trusted newscasters in the nation and generally viewed as the premier moderator of conversations addressing serious national and international issues,"...
  • The right dictates MSNBC's programming decisions

    09/08/2008 8:16:22 AM PDT · by bigbob · 77 replies · 143+ views
    Salon.com ^ | 09/08/08 | Glenn Greenwald
    MSNBC's announcement that it is replacing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews with David Gregory as anchors for its main political events (the upcoming presidential debates and election) vividly illustrates several long-obvious facts. First, nothing changes the behavior of our media corporations more easily than vocal demands and complaints from the Right, which petrify media executives and cause them to snap into line.
  • MSNBC, CNN say Britney ad racist, but American people do not

    08/03/2008 11:07:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies · 210+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | August 3, 2008 | Soren Dayton
    Exactly how wide is the gulf between elite media opinion and public opinion on matters of politics? Let’s put it this way, after Sen. Barack Obama falsely accused Sen. John McCain of saying he (Obama) doesn’t look like the other presidents on the currency and has a funny name, Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC, called Obama's "Dollar Bill" statement "self-deprecating": ANDREA MITCHELL: I have to tell you that the people who heard Barack Obama say what he said Wednesday night—and it's very similar to things he's said in Paris and Berlin and a lot of other stops—it's very self-deprecating. He says...
  • Lecture hall photo shows widespread Mac use

    10/02/2007 8:04:39 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 52 replies · 636+ views
    Mac Daily News ^ | Tuesday, October 02, 2007 - 08:39 AM EDT
    A lecture hall photo taken recently at The Missouri School of Journalism is worth a thousand words: Click on image to see larger version...
  • Moore takes parting shot at Bush in rockstar flick [The United States is a liberal country....]

    09/08/2007 1:31:11 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 916+ views
    Moore takes parting shot at Bush in rockstar flick Sep 8 03:45 PM US/Eastern Filmmaker Michael Moore on Saturday predicted a landslide victory for the Democrats in the 2008 presidential election, but is taking no chances, rallying US liberals in his latest documentary. "The potential for a (Democratic) landslide is enormous. People do not want to vote for the Republicans," he told reporters at the Toronto film festival premiere of his "Captain Mike Across America." But "the Democrats are professionals at screwing things up, so nothing is in the bag," he said. "This film is for my few million fans...
  • HEH: The AFP photo editor must have been fresh back from happy hour . . . .

    08/15/2007 7:46:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 353 replies · 12,744+ views
    AFP/Wissam al-Okaili ^ | August 15, 2007 | Glenn Reynolds
    Terrorist Propaganda Picture of the Week. An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house following an early coalition forces raid in the predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City.
  • Moore “World of We” - Michael Moore is practically the Leni Riefenstahl of socialism.

    07/13/2007 5:36:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 818+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 13, 2007 | Rich Lowry
    July 13, 2007, 0:00 a.m. Moore “World of We”Michael Moore is practically the Leni Riefenstahl of socialism. By Rich Lowry Michael Moore set out to make a movie attacking the American insurance industry and ended up attacking the American character. By the end of his movie SiCKO, his plaint is less about American resistance to government-run health care than its overarching rejection of collectivism. As Moore puts it, everywhere else it’s “a world of we,” but here a “world of me.” His voice thus joins a vast, age-old chorus of left-wing bafflement and disillusion at American exceptionalism — our...
  • Courtroom Explodes in Laughter After ABC’s Sawyer Touts Fairness of Journalists

    07/12/2007 12:02:39 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 77 replies · 5,917+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 7/12/2007 | Scott Whitlock
    Thursday’s edition of "Good Morning America" featured a Diane Sawyer anecdote that unintentionally revealed the low opinion Americans have of journalists. After wrapping up a July 12 segment on a Massachusetts man who is in trouble for attempting to avoid jury duty, the ABC co-host recounted the "hurtful" experience she had in a courtroom:Video (0:55): Real (1.51) or Windows (1.71 MB), plus MP3 Audio (607kB)  7:34am[Wrap up of segment on getting out of jury duty.]Diane Sawyer: "You know, I wanted to sit on a jury once and I was taken off the jury. And the judge said to me, 'Can,...
  • Veteran CBS newsman says free press a critical need in U.S.

    10/07/2006 1:18:02 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 53 replies · 1,266+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | October 7, 2006 | ap
    Veteran CBS newsman Bob Schieffer, who received the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media at the University of South Dakota, says the United States has never needed a vigorous free press more than now. "I cannot remember a time when it's been more challenging for journalists," said Schieffer, 69, who has covered Washington for more than 30 years and hosts the CBS interview show "Face the Nation."
  • Bennett: Pulitzer Winners Risen, Lichtblau, Priest 'Worthy of Jail'

    04/18/2006 4:43:16 PM PDT · by Laverne · 23 replies · 783+ views
    E&P ^ | April 18, 2006 | By E&P Staff
    NEW YORK On his national radio program today, William Bennett, the former Reagan and George H.W. Bush administration official and now a CNN commentator, said that three reporters who won Pulitzer Prizes yesterday were not "worthy of an award" but rather "worthy of jail." He identified them as Dana Priest of The Washington Post, who wrote about the CIA's "secret prisons" in Europe, and James Risen and Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times, who exposed the National Security Agency's domestic (a.k.a. terrorist) spy program. Scott Johnson of the popular Powerline blog also weighed in today, under the heading "The...
  • Dangerous Professors Threaten Young Minds (

    03/01/2006 11:03:11 PM PST · by RunningWolf · 25 replies · 981+ views
    NewsMax.com Wires ^ | Thursday, March 2, 2006 | Phil Brennan
    Time magazine once called author David Horowitz "a clear and ruthless thinker. What he says has an indignant sanity about it." n it he offers "indignant sanity" as he draws blazing portraits of some of the worst leftist propagandists now infesting America's colleges and universities. Those unfamiliar with the extent to which the nation's campuses are being held captive by left-wing radicals will find his revelations shocking. He goes about the task of unmasking the most virulent of academic terrorists who brook no dissent from their student victims. "More than 90 percent of the professors profiled in this text have...
  • The Shot Heard Round the World (Newsweeks new hit piece)

    02/19/2006 7:06:18 AM PST · by roostercogburn · 64 replies · 1,523+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Feb. 27, 2006 | Isikoff & Clift. Haha
    The Shot Heard Round the World. He peppered a man in the face, but didn't tell his boss. Inside Dick Cheney's dark, secretive mind-set—and the forces that made it that way.
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by freerepublic.com shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the freerepublic.com forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • Bush had al-Jazeera attack in mind, says paper

    11/22/2005 1:25:09 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies · 1,817+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | November 22, 2005 | Agence France-Presse
    The US President, George Bush, planned to bomb the pan-Arab television broadcaster al-Jazeera, according to a British newspaper that cited a Downing Street memo marked "Top secret". The five-page transcript of a conversation between Mr Bush and the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, published in the Daily Mirror yesterday, reveals that Mr Blair talked Mr Bush out of launching a military strike on the station, unnamed sources told the newspaper. The transcript of the pair's talks during Mr Blair's visit to Washington on April 16 last year allegedly shows Mr Bush wanted to attack the satellite channel's headquarters. Mr Blair...

    05/25/2005 9:05:53 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 6 replies · 436+ views
    05/25/05 | vanity
    Wednesday, May 25, 2005 THE BOTFLY BRIGADEThe internet is increasingly crowded with members of what I call "The Botfly Brigade". For those of you who have led sheltered city dweller lives,the botfly is a large,annoying species of biting fly,that tries to lay its eggs under the victim's skin as it feeds. The eggs hatch out into voracious larvae that continue to feed on the victim,until they are large enough to eat a hole to the outside world.The Botfly Brigade is the human equivalent of these nasty critters. Its members,like their insect counterpart, buzz maddeningly.They spread "virtual fly dung" across the...
  • Nominations Needed for Free Republic's Faux News Awards

    04/26/2005 9:16:06 AM PDT · by kristinn · 94 replies · 2,165+ views
    Tuesday, April 26, 2005 | Kristinn
    Nominations are needed for Free Republic's Faux News Awards, which are to be presented this Saturday outside the White House Correspondents Association dinner by the D.C. Chapter.10 winners will be announced. First Place will be awarded the Buckhead, the rest will get framed Sixty Minutes Faux Bush National Guard documents.The criteria for nominees is as follows: A news reporter, editor, commentator, producer, executive or organization who has lied, fabricated, tried to dupe the public or stretched the truth so far that the truth is unrecognizable and called it news.Please provide documentation for your nomination if possible. Links and/or excerpts are...
  • CBS Fires Mapes

    01/10/2005 7:02:45 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 405 replies · 12,240+ views
    cbs radio news
    Report just issues, mapes finally fired
  • Full CBS Report on "RatherGate" (Long)

    01/10/2005 7:32:00 AM PST · by Thanatos · 81 replies · 14,742+ views
    CBS News ^ | 1-10-2005 | CBS
    REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW PANEL DICK THORNBURGH AND LOUIS D. BOCCARDI ON THE SEPTEMBER 8, 2004 60 MINUTES WEDNESDAY SEGMENT “FOR THE RECORD” CONCERNING PRESIDENT BUSH’S TEXAS AIR NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE JANUARY 5, 2005 KIRKPATRICK & LOCKHART NICHOLSON GRAHAM LLP Michael J. Missal, Esq. Lawrence Coe Lanpher, Esq. 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 778-9000 Counsel to the Independent Review Panel i TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION..............................................................................................................1 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ...............................................................................................4 A. 60 Minutes Wednesday Background..............................................................................6 B. The Pursuit of a Story on President Bush’s TexANG Service ......................................7 C. Obtaining Documents ....................................................................................................8 D. The Production of...
  • Election Angst Update: Clark Kent Vs the Media Wimps

    11/29/2004 12:34:33 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 10 replies · 736+ views
    ILCA ^ | Nov 28, 2004 | Maureen Farrell
    "The greatest threat to truth today may well be from my profession." -- Legendary reporter Carl Bernstein It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. While some in the mainstream media were finally paying attention to an important story as it was unfolding (rather than waiting three years, ala the New York Times), others were taking the usual safe and tired tact. It all started on Monday, Nov. 7, when, inspired by a Cincinnati Enquirer story on how Warren County Ohio officials had "locked down" the administration building on election night and restricted open access to...
  • Jim Emerson: On celebrities, Politics, and movie critics (shilling for Roger Ebert)

    11/06/2004 3:59:04 PM PST · by weegee · 30 replies · 7,026+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 14, 2004 | Jim Emerson, Editor of RogerEbert.com
    By Jim Emerson Editor, RogerEbert.com October 14, 2004Who's the, uh, biggest villain in "Team America"? Kim Jong Il or Hollywood celebrities?"You should learn to keep your opinions OUT of your reviews!" Every critic I know has received at least one letter like that from an indignant reader. Of course, it's an absurd proposition; critics are paid to express their opinions, and the good ones (who exercise what is known across all disciplines as "critical thinking") are also able to cite examples and employ sound reasoning to build an argument, showing you how and why they reached their verdict. Well, since...

    09/24/2004 11:34:12 PM PDT · by kattracks · 11 replies · 907+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/25/04 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich and Chris Wilson
    HISTORIAN Douglas Brinkley sounded fair and balanced yesterday in the New York Times when he was quoted: "Every American now knows that there's something really screwy about George Bush and the National Guard, and they know that John Kerry was not the war hero we thought he was." But Brinkley, who wrote a gushing biography of Kerry, had to issue another statement after John O'Neill, one of the 250 Swift Boat Veterans and author of "Unfit for Command," seized on his quote as evidence that "John Kerry had intentionally misled Douglas Brinkley as to details of his service in...

    09/13/2004 5:59:21 AM PDT · by OESY · 3 replies · 416+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 13, 2004 | RALPH PETERS
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    05/15/2004 8:22:26 AM PDT · by CFC__VRWC · 59 replies · 593+ views
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    03/19/2004 1:15:59 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 164+ views
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  • Get ready for Black Friday (CNNFN Look For Bad News #6)

    11/27/2003 5:46:44 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 13 replies · 197+ views
    Clymer News Network, Finance Division ^ | 11/27/03 | Parija Bhatnagar
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    07/14/2003 7:57:20 AM PDT · by Wondervixen · 31 replies · 278+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 7/13/03 | Matt Drudge
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    02/23/2003 3:59:43 PM PST · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 788+ views
    #1 - Diane Miller #2 - Arthur Miller #3 - Richard Lowy #4 - Brian Dolinar #5 - Margaret George-Cramer #6 - Donald Hodges CLICK THROUGH TO WEBSITE Warning: Postings are only opinions. (See Terms of Service)Record for NoIndoctrination.org entry #157.   California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Jan. 29, 2003     http://www.csusm.edu CA     Course: WMST 101: Introduction to Womens Studies   Course Catalog Description: An introduction to the scholarship, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, on women with an emphasis on critical thinking. Explores works by and about women, gender roles and comtemporary issues around the world, and analyzes arguments surrounding women's status....