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  • Speechless (Israel deliberately getting its own people killed)

    08/09/2006 11:54:04 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 10 replies · 652+ views ^ | August 07, 2006 | Posted by
    Speechless When it comes to media bias, I'm a hard guy to surprise. That the Washington Post often sees the world in topsy-turvy terms, I take as a given. Nevertheless, the exchange between Howard Kurtz and Post reporter Tom Ricks, on yesterday's Reliable Sources, leaves me speechless: Tom Ricks, you've covered a number of military conflicts, including Iraq, as I just mentioned. Is civilian casualties increasingly going to be a major media issue? In conflicts where you don't have two standing armies shooting at each other? THOMAS RICKS, REPORTER, "THE WASHINGTON POST": I think it will be. But I think...
  • Green Helmet Guy Sighting in Tyre: Staged Photo (Graphic)

    08/06/2006 8:08:47 AM PDT · by JewishRighter · 136 replies · 8,096+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8.6.06
  • Historic Memory Hole

    07/14/2006 5:18:16 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 2 replies · 308+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 12, 2006 | Matthew Murphy
    Liberal rewrites of American history have gone too far in Michigan. The proposed history curriculum for Michigan high schools has been sent back by Superintendent Michael Flanagan for rewrites. Flanagan had admitted that the proposed curriculum could be viewed as having a “biased flavor” and that people might see it as “an indoctrination piece.” He went as far as to say, “What we’ve got to get across is we’re not trying to propagandize our kids.” Mr. Flanagan is not alone in this thinking. State Board President Kathleen Straus told the Detroit News, “I think there’s a lot that we could...
  • Freep-Mail this: "Expose

    06/23/2006 8:30:56 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 7 replies · 203+ views | Friday, June 23rd, 2006 | Political Action Team
    Message: 8 Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 14:22:56 -0400 From: "Annette Jones-Wilson" Subject: [Artmobile] FW: Join Us: Oil-free Day of Action in Baltimore To: Message-ID: <000e01c696f2$0da5cea0$5602a8c0@james66ffe83b1> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" We're hosting a National Day of Action Next Wednesday, June 28th, to expose Republican oil-corruption and tell Congress we want an "oil-free" future now. Can you join us? Click Here Campaign for an Oil Free Congress Dear MoveOn member, We launched the campaign for an "Oil-free" Congress together, because it's time to move toward a clean energy future. But Republicans' addiction to oil money is holding us back. Next Wednesday, June...
  • The ties that bind 17 suspects?

    06/05/2006 8:17:45 PM PDT · by caveat emptor · 21 replies · 719+ views
    Toronto <font color="red"> (Red) Star </font> ^ | June 4, 2006 | SURYA BHATTACHARYA
    The ties that bind 17 suspects? ANALYSIS | `They represent the broad strata of our community,' the RCMP says. Jun. 4, 2006. 07:15 AM SURYA BHATTACHARYA, NASREEN GULAMHUSEIN AND HEBA ALY STAFF REPORTERS In investigators' offices, an intricate graph plotting the links between the 17 men and teens charged with being members of a homegrown terrorist cell covers at least one wall. And still, says a source, it is difficult to find a common denominator.
  • China, India bid on Colombian oil venture

    05/08/2006 10:05:48 PM PDT · by TBP · 34 replies · 613+ views
    NEW DELHI, May 8 (UPI) -- China and India have submitted a joint bid to acquire a stake in a Colombian oil venture for roughly $800 million, an Indian official said Friday. The China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., or Sinopec, and ONGC Videsh Ltd., or OVL, the overseas arm of Indian state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp., offered a joint bid to acquire a stake in the Ominex de Colombia -- a subsidiary of the Texas-based Ominex Resources Inc. "Ominex de Colombia owns a 50 percent stake in oilfields in Colombia. The remaining stake is held by the Colombian national...
  • America continues to sour on Bush, Congress(media spin mega upchuck brainwash alert)

    04/27/2006 10:48:31 AM PDT · by HOTTIEBOY · 75 replies · 936+ views
    msn ^ | 04/27/2006 | Mark Murray
    WASHINGTON - As gasoline prices have spiked above $3 a gallon throughout the country, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that the public’s view of President Bush’s job, the economy and the nation’s direction have continued to decline. But with the midterm elections just six months away, the biggest drop in the survey — 11 points in one month — is in the approval rating of Congress, which is locked in a bitter debate over what do about these gas prices, immigration, Iraq and a host of other issues. “You have never seen such a sour mood in...
  • Former NY Times Reporter: '93 Pulitzer Should Be Revoked

    03/22/2006 1:25:23 PM PST · by montyspython · 76 replies · 1,822+ views ^ | March 22, 2006 | Sherrie Gossett
    Former NY Times Reporter: '93 Pulitzer Should Be Revoked By Sherrie Gossett Staff Writer March 22, 2006 Washington ( - Castigating the press for "journalistic crimes" committed during its reporting on the Balkans wars of the 1990s, retired New York Times reporter David Binder claims the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting awarded to both the Times and New York's Newsday "should, in all fairness and honesty, be revoked." Binder was speaking at a press conference for the release of a new book criticizing the war reporting. Binder wrote the foreword to the book by Peter Brock, titled "Media...
  • In their own words: the politics behind the anti-Muslim cartoons (Socialist Propoganda Alert)

    03/07/2006 6:19:24 PM PST · by George - the Other · 4 replies · 254+ views
    World Socialist Website ^ | 02/15/2006 | Barry Grey
    "In point of fact, the entire hue and cry about “free speech” is a red herring, aimed at concealing the deeply anti-democratic character of the cartoons and the political forces behind them. There has been no attempt to censor any of the publications in Europe or the US that have printed the cartoons, nor does the denunciation of them as a political provocation imply support for censorship—no more than would the denunciation of racist anti-African-American cartoons or anti-Semitic caricatures."
  • Hundreds of Iraqi academics and professionals assassinated by death squads (Socialist Claptrap)

    03/06/2006 8:15:27 PM PST · by George - the Other · 22 replies · 448+ views
    World Socialist Website ^ | March 6, 2006 | Sandy English
    Hundreds of Iraqi academics and professionals have been assassinated since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, according to a petition to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Summary Executions from the European peace group BRussells [sic] Tribunal on Iraq ... ... This is a part of a program of cultural destruction, and it emanates from Washington ... ... The goal now, encouraged or allowed by Bush administration, and implemented by its stooges in Iraq, is to destroy the historical consciousness of the Iraqi people, as a means of further subjugating them to US imperialism and its Iraqi supporters ...
  • The returning 'West Wing' sinks anew (Ratings in the toilet)

    01/09/2006 9:21:17 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 24 replies · 1,309+ views
    MediaLIfeMagazine ^ | 1/9/06 | Diego Vasquez
    New low, despite attention over Spencer's death The death of “West Wing” star John Spencer did not spark new interest in the long-fading show when it returned last night from a nearly month-long hiatus. In it first new episode since Spencer’s death in December, “West Wing” tied a season-low with a 1.9 overnight rating among viewers 18-49 last night, 17 percent lower than the 2.3 overnight rating the show had averaged through its first nine episodes of the season. There has been much speculation over what NBC will do with the show now that Spencer, who played vice presidential candidate...
  • Report: Domestic Spying Had Wide Coverage (More NYT Grasping at Straws Alert)

    12/24/2005 5:47:22 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 16 replies · 819+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12-24-05 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has conducted much broader surveillance of e-mails and phone calls — without court orders — than the Bush administration has acknowledged, The New York Times reported on its Web site. The NSA, with help from American telecommunications companies, obtained access to streams of domestic and international communications, said the Times in the report late Friday, citing unidentified current and former government officials. The story did not name the companies. Since the Times disclosed the domestic spying program last week, President Bush has stressed that his executive order allowing the eavesdropping was limited to people...
  • AOL Polls meet George Orwell

    11/15/2005 4:19:34 AM PST · by George - the Other · 5 replies · 393+ views
    AOL News ^ | 11-14-2005 | America Online
    With critics charging he misled Americans on the war in Iraq, President Bush says, "These baseless attacks send the wrong signal to our troops." Is it right to argue about the reasons for going to war, or should we "put this debate behind us," as the president's national security adviser suggests?
  • Al Qaeda leader in Iraq sees ”start of US collapse”; Kuwait sends US$500m aid (stop laffin now)

    09/04/2005 11:47:40 PM PDT · by guitarnick40 · 16 replies · 1,044+ views
    Al Bawaba ^ | 04-09-2005 , 15:24 GMT | Al Bawaba
    Al Qaeda group in Iraq, which is led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, on Sunday praised in an Internet statement what it said was the "start of the collapse" of the United States after the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina "Congratulations to the Islamic nation, to our sheikh Osama abu Abdullah (Osama bin Laden) and to sheikh Ayman Zawahiri (bin Laden's deputy) for the destruction of America, which is at the forefront of evil. It is the start of its collapse." The statement was referring to the hurricane which left some 10,000 dead. In recent days, Islamists website connected...
  • Radio Listeners Have Most Extreme Political Views, Newspaper Readers Least

    06/27/2005 6:01:16 PM PDT · by rface · 52 replies · 1,263+ views
    Pew Research Center for the People and the (Print) Press ^ | June 27, 2005 | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
    The study found radio listeners were the most polarized news consumers, due in part to ... Rush Limbaugh. Conservative listeners have their ideals reinforced ... which ultimately lead to even more extreme views. Newspaper readers were the least polarized news consumers...readers are less likely to adopt extreme attitudes about certain issues. "Overall, our findings point to radio as a reason for the increasing polarization of the U.S. public" click the graphic for a link to PEW Research(this graphic was added and is not part of the press release - BUT it is composed of data from Pew...) Newswise — Recent...
  • Supreme Court Knows More about Medicine than Doctors!

    06/14/2005 11:01:59 AM PDT · by kaotic133 · 61 replies · 1,163+ views
    Of course, the Supreme Court decision has very little to do with wether or not pot is dangerous or helpful as medicine. It basically comes down to the question: Can the federal government tell the states which chemicals they have to ban? And yes, we fought a Civil War so that the federal government could tell the states exactly what to do - regardless of logic or local democracy. So last week the Supreme Court upheld Washington DC's unquestioned authority to create intrusive and illogical laws that are based on prejudiced perceptions above scientific reality. I can't really find any...
  • Whither the Enemy Body Count?

    06/08/2005 1:09:29 PM PDT · by JewishRighter · 79 replies · 1,580+ views
    6/8/05 | JewishRighter
    Every day, we get a steady stream of precise death tolls of U.S. forces in Iraq. Many FReepers, if not all, recognize a certain media drum beat to sap the morale of our troops and to diminish public support for the war effort. Collateral political damage to President Bush is just the icing on the cake for the MSM. So you may already have the answer to my question: why do we hardly ever hear of enemy casualties? Do you mean to tell me our boys over there are not dishing it out to these bastards? I tried a simple...
  • Chavez Plans Al Jazeera Type Network for Latin America

    05/06/2005 10:52:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 470+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/6/05 | Jim Meyers
    America-bashing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is backing a new Al Jazeera-style satellite TV network that will broadcast throughout South America. Critics fear that the network could become a mouthpiece for the Marxist strongman, who in December seized control of all broadcast media in his oil-rich country. Telesur, short for "Television of the South," is billed as a commercial-free counterbalance to North American media and is set to begin broadcasting in several weeks, according to The Washington Times. "Soon we will have Telesur, a channel with information for South American countries, because it is not possible that Venezuela and other southern...
  • Vietnam: The Fog of War or the Smoke of Propaganda?

    05/02/2005 5:51:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies · 955+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/3/05 | Carlton Sherwood
    Thirty years ago, Americans were transfixed by the chaotic images flickering across their TV screens. Hordes of frantic South Vietnamese men, women and children desperately clinging to the U.S. Embassy fence in Saigon, pleading for escape. Chinook helicopters teetering precariously on the Embassy roof, evacuating the last Americans even as North Vietnamese Communist Army tanks rolled into the outskirts of the city. Huey gunships, the very symbol of American combat power in Vietnam, commandeered by fleeing South Vietnamese Army pilots, either ditched into the sea or pushed overboard from the decks of crowded American aircraft carriers. If the film footage...
  • The Climate Scare

    04/13/2005 5:11:37 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 15 replies · 512+ views ^ | 4/14/05 | John Stossel
    I've been getting lots of e-mail about my column on the environmental crisis of the moment, global warming. "John, we already have Geraldo to make an ass of himself -- that job is already taken. You (and your ilk) are adding to global warming by spewing this hot air from your pucker brush." Then came: "Boy when you sell out, you really sell out don't you ... What a sh-t bag you've turned into." And another writes: "All of the cow flatulence in the world can't equal the effect of the odiferous steam rising from the pile of bull---- that...