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  • Linsanity Is Officially Over As Jeremy Lin Will Have Season-Ending Knee Surgery

    03/31/2012 6:46:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/31/2012 | Cork Gaines
    Jeremy Lin's remarkable breakout season may now be over as he will have surgery that will in all likelihood sideline him for the remainder of the season. According to an Associated Press report (via, Lin will have knee surgery and will be out six weeks. There are only four weeks left in the regular season. So unless the Knicks, who are clinging to the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, pull a huge upset in the first round of the playoffs, it is unlikely that Lin will see the court again before the 2012-13 season. Since his first big...
  • House approves $649 billion for defense in 2012

    07/08/2011 11:25:13 PM PDT · by Doofer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jul 8, 2011 | David Alexander
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A $649 billion defense spending bill for next year easily passed the House of Representatives on Friday after four days of debate in which war-weary lawmakers sought to curb President Barack Obama's combat operations in Afghanistan and Libya. The measure, approved 336-87 in the Republican-dominated House, would raise the Pentagon's base budget for the 2012 fiscal year beginning on October 1 by about $17 billion over current levels, despite intense pressure to slash the $1.4 trillion U.S. deficit. The House cut about $8 billion from Obama's overall defense spending request, voting to provide about $530 billion for...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Palin Not invited to Rolling Thunder, wait--

    05/28/2011 5:06:56 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 19 replies
     But, about midway down her article titled "Palin Not Invited to Rolling Thunder" there is this:"Mike DePaulo tells NBC News he had a standing offer for her to ride with them from the Pentagon across the bridge to D.C....""He coordinated it with a friend of his, Joe Fields, of the Alaska Veterans' Advisory Council, who had worked with Palin when she was governor."[Rolling Thunder: Palin Invited]["...a standing offer for her to ride with them..."--sounds like an invitation.]"A spokeswoman for Rolling Thunder says they frequently invite celebrity guests to ride with them." [ "....they frequently invite celebrity guests to ride with them."-Now why throw something...
  • SPJ - why the news is warped

    06/25/2008 5:30:02 PM PDT · by Manfred the Wonder Dawg · 18 replies · 130+ views
    the Society of Professional Journalists ^ | 25 Jun 2008 | Manfred the Wonder Dawg
    I caught a bit of "The Factor" on TV. Dick Morris was talking about his new book (don't recall the title). In discussing the book, Morris mentioned the Society of Professional Journalists, which has established explicit guidelines for members - guidelines that affect the manner in which the "news" is presented to a largely unsuspecting public. For example, on this page the SPJ explains why one should not use the term "illegal immigrant". A sample: Both national and local media regularly refer to undocumented immigrants as illegal immigrants, or the most inflamatory phrase, illegal aliens (as if they came...
  • Don't Let the Media Divide Our Movement (Must Read!)

    09/28/2007 7:02:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 112+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | September 28, 2007 | Gary Schneeberger, Vice President
    Dear Friends, You have probably heard at least a little bit in the past several days about Dr. James Dobson’s comments regarding presidential candidate Fred Thompson. It is true that Dr. Dobson, as a private citizen in an e-mail to friends, raised questions about former Sen. Thompson’s suitability to be president. What has not been true, in the days that have followed, is the media’s attempt to paint the incident as World War III among socially conservative Christians. Do some other evangelical leaders disagree with Dr. Dobson’s opinion about Sen. Thompson? Yes. But that is hardly uncommon in the realm...
  • Rather Ridiculous

    09/24/2007 4:01:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 653+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 24, 2007 | Charles Lane
    I have obtained new documentary evidence regarding Dan Rather's relationship with his former bosses at CBS News. Obviously, I cannot identify my source. But he told me during a collect call from Sofia, Bulgaria, that he has access to Rather's "personal files" and that his typewriter was built after 1966. To authenticate the document, I showed it to some of my kids' friends, and they said it was awesome. Here, then, the letter -- written by Dan Rather and dated Nov. 31, 2006: "Dear CBS News: "My new career at HDNet is keeping me busier than a bordello at Mardis...
  • CNN's Slanted Slice of America

    07/24/2007 9:52:00 PM PDT · by gpapa · 3 replies · 682+ views ^ | July 25, 2007 | Brent Bozell III
    Every four years, journalists present themselves as objective questioners in presidential debates only to be roundly, and correctly, denounced by conservatives for being anything but. When, oh when, we ask, will America be able to enjoy a candidate forum free from liberal reporters inserting their slanted worldviews into the discussion? When, oh when, we ask ourselves, will they get out of the way? It looks like we should be very careful what we ask for. On Tuesday night, CNN did this -- or at least said it was doing this. The network teamed up with the video site YouTube to...
  • Exclusive: MSNBC Axes Maury & Connie (Coulter-hater Connie Cancelled!)

    06/10/2006 6:36:35 PM PDT · by frankjr · 108 replies · 4,336+ views
    TV Newser ^ | 6/10/06 | Brian Stelter
    MSNBC's "Weekends with Maury & Connie" is being cancelled, TVNewser has learned. The program, hosted by Maury Povich and Connie Chung, will end its run next week. The husband and wife team taped their second-to-last show on Friday. "Weekends" launched almost exactly six months ago, on January 7, 2006. It launched to quite a bit of fanfare, and it aired four times a weekend (twice on Saturday and twice on Sunday) but it never seemed to find an audience. There's no word on whether Maury, Connie, or EP Lizz Winstead will have a future role at MSNBC...
  • Connie Chung implies Ann Coulter is a drug addict and alcoholic!

    06/10/2006 10:06:44 AM PDT · by Hildy · 249 replies · 7,291+ views
    MSNBC | Hildy
    I was flipping through channels at the gym today, and I saw something I couldn't believe. Connnie Chung on CNN did a segement where she was fantasizing writing a letter to Ann Coulter. It was filmed like a dream sequence, and it showed her writing with a voiceover reading the letter. In the letter she says that maybe her psychological problems would be cured if she ate ...maybe a raisin or something. If that wasn't bad enough, at the end, she said, PS: BY THE WAY, DEAR..QUIT MIXING THE FINLANDIA WITH YOUR HALDOL!!! I couldn't believe it...then she and her...
  • Assessing the Blame for 9/11

    03/25/2004 3:54:05 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 36 replies · 155+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 25, 2004 | NY Times Editorial Board
    The seminal moment of this week's hearings on 9/11 surely came yesterday when Richard Clarke, the former antiterrorism chief in the Bush and Clinton administrations, opened his testimony by apologizing to the families whose loved ones died in the terror attacks. The government, Mr. Clarke said, had failed them, "and I failed you." He added, "We tried hard, but that doesn't matter because we failed." It suddenly seemed that after the billions of words uttered about that terrible day, Mr. Clarke had found the ones that still needed saying. The two days of hearings by the commission investigating the attacks...