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  • Slate published Rush Limbaugh's signature

    05/04/2006 9:06:05 AM PDT · by XenaLee · 23 replies · 1,923+ views
    Slate Magazine ^ | 5/3/06 | Timothy Noah
    Limbaugh to Judgment From: Timothy Noah Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at 4:08 PM ET On May 1, Rush Limbaugh signed a "deferred prosecution agreement" (see below) with the Palm Beach state attorney. The agreement is the outcome of a three-year investigation into Limbaugh's procurement of OxyContin and other painkillers, to which he became addicted after spinal surgery. News of Limbaugh's addiction first appeared in an October 2003 National Enquirer story in which a former housekeeper of Limbaugh's claimed Limbaugh paid her tens of thousands of dollars to procure painkillers. Although that claim was never substantiated, Limbaugh publicly admitted his addiction...
  • Miers, Miers on the Wall -- Harriet Miers as the human Rorschach test

    10/07/2005 2:27:14 PM PDT · by DallasMike · 49 replies · 731+ views
    Slate ^ | October 7, 2005 | Dahlia Lithwick
    Over the last week it has been said that Harriet Miers is an "inkblot." That's supposed to mean she has no visible horns, no discernible politics, and no paper trail; that she's a huge national mystery. But what it should really mean is that she has become a huge national Rorschach test: We look at her and can see nothing beyond our own fears and anxieties.What we actually know about Miers is virtually negligible: We know her notable successes as a Texas attorney; we know she's a serious born-again Christian; we know she is universally hailed as loyal and discreet....
  • Lyn Stuart seeking re-election as associate justice

    08/12/2005 5:01:00 PM PDT · by AzaleaCity5691 · 2 replies · 315+ views
    The Mobile Register ^ | August 12, 2005 | Bill Barrow
    Lyn Stuart seeking re-election as associate justice Friday, August 12, 2005 By BILL BARROW Capital Bureau MONTGOMERY -- Republican Lyn Stuart has announced that she will seek a second term as associate justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. The Atmore native and former Baldwin County judge becomes the second member of the high court to announce another run in 2006 after having opposed former Chief Justice Roy Moore's efforts to keep a Ten Commandments monument in the Alabama Judicial Building. Champ Lyons of Magnolia Springs announced his intentions to run for another term earlier this spring. Former Justice Jean Brown...
  • Tim Russert Hides the Ball Tim Russert Hides the Ball Plus--Arianna makes Karl Rove's case!

    08/04/2005 1:16:54 PM PDT · by q_an_a · 21 replies · 2,059+ views
    Slate ^ | 08.04.05 | Mickey Kaus
    Two of Tom Maguire's live Plame leads were new to me (perhaps because I haven't been paying enough attention to the Plame controversy!): 1) Russert's misdirection play? Maguire notes that, on close inspection, the denial NBC put out about Tim Russert's possibly Plame-related conversation with Cheney aide "Scooter" Libby was kind of ... weasely and Clintonian! Mr. Russert, however, according to the NBC statement, said "he did not know Ms. Plame's name or that she was a C.I.A. operative and that he did not provide that information to Mr. Libby." Indeed, the statement said, Mr. Russert first learned the information...
  • The Embryonic Thinking of Liberals - (why Bush is RIGHT on death penalty AND on stem cell issue!)

    05/28/2005 7:55:15 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 453+ views
    William Saletan of Slate, in a recent article called “For the Benefit of Others,” sees a contradiction in President Bush’s promise to veto embryonic stem-cell research and his support of the death penalty. The logic goes like this: If the only justification for the death penalty is to “save lives,” as Bush has apparently stated many times, then why isn’t embryonic stem-cell research justified by the same rule? Or reverse that, as Saletan has done: How can Bush not support stem-cell research, which purportedly save lives, but turn right around and support the death penalty, which is claimed to have...

    05/18/2005 5:49:10 AM PDT · by OESY · 51 replies · 1,387+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 18, 2005 | Editorial
    <p>Twenty-four hours after first apologizing for, and then — as criticism mounted — retracting a bogus story about alleged U.S. military misbehavior at Guantanamo, Newsweek's editors still seem to think they're the victims of the whole sordid saga.</p> <p>"Everyone involved in the reporting process conducted themselves professionally," the magazine's editor, Mark Whitaker, insisted yesterday in several interviews. "We went by the book."</p>
  • Don't Fear the Blogger: Will somebody please help the Los Angeles Times' David Shaw get a grip?

    03/29/2005 5:50:37 PM PST · by OESY · 11 replies · 645+ views ^ | March 28, 2005 | Jack Shafer
    In yesterday's (March 27) Los Angeles Times, media reporter and critic David Shaw demonstrates Oscar Wilde's maxim that modern journalism is important—if only because it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. Giving every indication that he's read a lot of stories about bloggers but not that many actual blogs, Shaw disparages the form as the error-filled rants of amateurs in his piece, "Do Bloggers Deserve Basic Journalistic Protections?" It's a "solipsistic, self-aggrandizing journalist-wannabe genre," Shaw writes. Without naming a specific offender—except Matt Drudge, who he acknowledges really isn't a blogger—Shaw generalizes about bloggers for 1,300 gassy...
  • Newspapers' Net correction - (MSM kinda getting it..)

    02/19/2005 2:27:49 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 447+ views
    When I left a steady newspaper job nine years ago to help launch this online news site, many people called me nuts. Too risky, no credibility and no brand loyalty, the naysayers said. It seemed OK to me: I'd worked at big daily newspapers and a magazine for 15 years, and, as a news hound, welcomed the chance to publish scoops in real time. It's a simple "model," as the MBAs put it: We get a scoop and publish it on the Internet ASAP. No "back shop," no printers, no newspaper delivery people. Readers like it, and the print competitors...
  • The Propaganda President: George W. Bush does his best Kim Jong-il (Another Slate barfer...sigh!)

    02/05/2005 2:06:25 AM PST · by indcons · 22 replies · 586+ views ^ | Feb. 3, 2005 | Jack Shafer
    If "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il of North Korea and George W. Bush ever meet, I suspect the two will bond like long-lost brothers. Both men are first-born sons of powerful fathers who partied like adolescents well into their adult lives, after which they submitted to their dynastic fates as heads of state. Both avoid critical thought, preferring to surround themselves with yes men and apply propagandistic slogans to the onrushing complexities of justice, culture, economics, and foreign policy. Bush churns out buzz phrases with the best of them: He believes in "compassionate conservatism" and fancies himself part of the "army...
  • Microsoft completes sale of Slate magazine

    01/14/2005 1:21:47 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 3 replies · 253+ views
    The Washington Post has completed its acquisition of online magazine Slate from Microsoft Corp. for an undisclosed sum. The companies had announced the purchase in late December. Slate is now operated by Washington Post Newsweek Interactive, a Washington Post subsidiary. The publication had 6 million unique users in November, according to Nielsen NetRatings. Slate was founded in 1996 with Redmond-based Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) backing by Michael Kinsley, who remained editor until 2002. Kinsley, now an opinion editor at the Los Angeles Times, was replaced by Jacob Weisberg, who will remain editor under Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) ownership.
  • Iraq's Rebuke to the NRA

    03/14/2003 5:35:36 PM PST · by Pitchfork · 345 replies · 800+ views ^ | 03/14/2003 | Timothy Noah
    In the March 11 New York Times, Neil MacFarquhar notes in passing, "Most Iraqi households own at least one gun." This comes as a shock to those of us who've been hearing for years from the gun lobby that widespread firearms ownership is necessary to prevent the United States from becoming a police state. Here, via the National Rifle Association's Web site, is Bill Pryor, attorney general of Alabama, decrying the "war on guns": "In a republic that promotes a free society, as opposed to a police state, one of the basic organizing principles is that individuals have a right...
  • Washington Post Buys Slate Online Magazine

    12/21/2004 9:39:11 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 21 replies · 784+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2004 | Anon
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Microsoft Corp. sold its popular Slate online magazine Tuesday to The Washington Post Co., a move that makes Slate's political commentary and quirky feature articles more broadly available across the Internet. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Microsoft has said Slate, with roughly 6 million readers monthly, breaks even financially but has sought a buyer since the summer. Under the sales agreement, content from Slate will continue to be available on Microsoft's MSN Web site. The Post, which has increasingly sought unique content for its Web site distinct from its newspaper articles, said it planned no...
  • Moving to Canada, Eh? Let Slate help you decide if it's really for you. (Liberal Hate Alert)

    11/05/2004 9:44:08 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 16 replies · 703+ views
    Slate ^ | November 5, 2004 | Dahlia Lithwick and Alex Lithwick
    Moving to Canada, Eh? Let Slate help you decide if it's really for you. By Dahlia Lithwick and Alex Lithwick Updated Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at 3:37 PM PT ...hours after the election, Reuters was forced to disseminate this sobering story about how defection is not always just a matter of showing up at the border in a parka and being welcomed warmly by the simple northern folk amassed there to greet you. No, there are hurdles to be jumped and requirements to be met before becoming a Canadian, as Slate explained this week. Here's the immigration test you can...
  • HITCHENS SELLS OUT (Slate staff endorsements)

    10/26/2004 8:13:01 PM PDT · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 33 replies · 1,739+ views (via Drudge) ^ | 10/26/04 | Slate Staff
    Christopher Hitchens, Contributor: Kerry I am assuming for now that this is a single-issue election. There is one's subjective vote, one's objective vote, and one's ironic vote. Subjectively, Bush (and Blair) deserve to be re-elected because they called the enemy by its right name and were determined to confront it. Objectively, Bush deserves to be sacked for his flabbergasting failure to prepare for such an essential confrontation. Subjectively, Kerry should be put in the pillory for his inability to hold up on principle under any kind of pressure. Objectively, his election would compel mainstream and liberal Democrats to get real...
  • Explainer: How Fair Is Sinclair's Doctrine? - Is John Kerry entitled to avenge his Stolen Honor?

    10/20/2004 1:29:40 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 31 replies · 525+ views
    Slate ^ | October 20, 2004 | Drew Clark
    [...]The legal question remains: Can a broadcaster air a partisan film in the final weeks of an election campaign without granting equal time to the other side?There are least three doctrines that might apply to this situation. The first is the "fairness doctrine" of the Federal Communications Commission, which required broadcasters to grant reply time to those who said their views were criticized. That rule was killed in 1987. The second are two corollaries of the doctrine—the "personal attack" rule and the "political editorial" rule—vestiges of the fairness doctrine that survived a while longer and then died in 2000. The...
  • Support Pro-Bush novelists on Amazon! (Robert Ferrigno & Thomas Mallon)

    10/12/2004 11:46:11 AM PDT · by staticmh · 9 replies · 345+ views
    Slate recently conducted a survey of 31 prominent American novelists, of course most responding with nasueating rants against Bush. But a few were supportive of Bush, namely Robert Ferrigno & Thomas Mallon. Support their books on Amazon and counter the negative reviews Kerry supporters are posting on the site! Support Robert Ferrigno Support Thomas Mallon freerepublic original post here and Slate article
  • Election Scorecard (Oct. 5)

    10/05/2004 5:51:16 PM PDT · by TheMole · 19 replies · 1,289+ views
    Slate ^ | Oct. 5, 2004 | Slate staff
    The latest electoral vote projection from Slate, a known bunch of liberal, whiners, has Bush routing Kerry 348-190. Check the map.
  • The Cult of Che <P>Don't applaud The Motorcycle Diaries.

    09/24/2004 9:33:29 AM PDT · by inkling · 14 replies · 555+ views ^ | Friday, Sept. 24, 2004 | Paul Berman
    The cult of Ernesto Che Guevara is an episode in the moral callousness of our time. Che was a totalitarian. He achieved nothing but disaster. Many of the early leaders of the Cuban Revolution favored a democratic or democratic-socialist direction for the new Cuba. But Che was a mainstay of the hardline pro-Soviet faction, and his faction won. Che presided over the Cuban Revolution's first firing squads. He founded Cuba's "labor camp" system—the system that was eventually employed to incarcerate gays, dissidents, and AIDS victims. To get himself killed, and to get a lot of other people killed, was central...
  • Rather Suspicious, Searching for answers in the Killian memo controversy

    09/10/2004 5:21:02 PM PDT · by Jeff Blogworthy · 8 replies · 1,057+ views
    Slate ^ | 9-10-04 | Slate
    On Wednesday night, CBS News released four memos it claimed were written in 1972 and 1973 by George W. Bush's commander in the Texas Air National Guard. In one of the documents, Lt. Col. Jerry B. Killian writes that a Guard official was "pushing to sugar coat" Bush's training evaluation; in another, Killian suspects that Bush is "talking to someone upstairs" about getting transferred. Within a few hours of the CBS report, bloggers were questioning the authenticity of the documents. By today, the doubts were on the front page of the Washington Post.
  • Kerry in Black and White

    09/09/2004 9:22:11 AM PDT · by flevit · 7 replies · 1,089+ views ^ | Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004 | Chris Suellentrop
    But Monday's impromptu comments were more damaging. In addition to making a joke in West Virginia about taking a shotgun with him to the presidential debates, Kerry decided it would be a good idea in Pennsylvania to talk about how he has difficulty deciding what to eat at restaurants. "You know when they give you the menu, I'm always struggling, what do you want?" he said. A cook at a local restaurant, though, solves Kerry's dilemma by serving "whatever he's cooked up that day.