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  • Exclusive: Senate probe finds little evidence of effective 'torture'

    04/27/2012 2:18:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:44am EDT | Mark Hosenball
    A nearly three-year-long investigation by Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats is expected to find there is little evidence the harsh "enhanced interrogation techniques" the CIA used on high-value prisoners produced counter-terrorism breakthroughs. People familiar with the inquiry said committee investigators, who have been poring over records from the administration of President George W. Bush, believe they do not substantiate claims by some Bush supporters that the harsh interrogations led to counter-terrorism coups. The backers of such techniques, which include "water-boarding," sleep deprivation and other practices critics call torture, maintain they have led to the disruption of major terror plots and the...
  • Washington Post: We Tried To Bury That Story About ObamaCare Blowing Up The Deficit

    04/16/2012 8:55:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 16, 2012 | Sean Higgins
    Washington Post columnist Patrick Pexton made a rather startling admission in the paper’s Sunday edition: The Post never meant for their recent story about how President Obama’s health care law expands the budget deficit to become a viral Internet sensation. In fact, they deliberately tried to bury the story. ... The story in question was titled “Health care law will add $340 billion to deficit, new study finds.” It pointed out that the administration had double-counted Medicare savings in the law and once you adjusted for that it added to the deficit rather than reducing it, as the White House...
  • If Health Insurance Mandates Are Unconstitutional, Why Did the Founding Fathers Back Them?

    04/14/2012 6:57:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    The New Republic ^ | April 13, 2012 | Einer Elhauge
    In making the legal case against Obamacare’s individual mandate, challengers have argued that the framers of our Constitution would certainly have found such a measure to be unconstitutional. Nevermind that nothing in the text or history of the Constitution’s Commerce Clause indicates that Congress cannot mandate commercial purchases. The framers, challengers have claimed, thought a constitutional ban on purchase mandates was too “obvious” to mention. Their core basis for this claim is that purchase mandates are unprecedented, which they say would not be the case if it was understood this power existed. But there’s a major problem with this line...
  • FCC should clear Limbaugh from airwaves

    03/10/2012 5:09:44 PM PST · by Lattero · 154 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/10/2012 | Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem
    [...] These are just a few samples from the arsenal of degrading language Limbaugh deploys on women, people of color, lesbians and gays, immigrants, the disabled, the elderly, Muslims, Jews, veterans, environmentalists and so forth. Limbaugh doesn't just call people names. He promotes language that deliberately dehumanizes his targets. Like the sophisticated propagandist Josef Goebbels, he creates rhetorical frames -- and the bigger the lie the more effective -- inciting listeners to view people they disagree with as sub-humans. His longtime favorite term for women, "femi-nazi," doesn't even raise eyebrows anymore, an example of how rhetoric spreads when unchallenged by...
  • Liberal Web Site Lies: Claims Santorum's Wife Had Abortion

    01/06/2012 9:12:30 AM PST · by julieee · 55 replies · 1+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 6, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Liberal Web Site Lies: Claims Santorum's Wife Had Abortion The liberal, pro-abortion web site Jezebel, which recently named as its woman of the year an abortion practitioner who injured a woman in a botched abortion, is now making false claims that Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum's wife had an abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/01/06/liberal-web-site-lies-claims-santorums-wife-had-abortion/
  • Biden: Tea partiers like 'terrorists'

    08/01/2011 1:45:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 211 replies
    Politica ^ | 8/1/11 | JONATHAN ALLEN & JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Vice President Joe Biden joined House Democrats in lashing tea party Republicans Monday, accusing them of having “acted like terrorists” in the fight over raising the nation’s debt limit. Biden was agreeing with a line of argument made by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) at a two-hour, closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting. “We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry Doyle said, according to sources in the room. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.” Biden, driven by his Democratic allies’ misgivings about the debt-limit deal, responded: “They have acted like terrorists,” according to several sources in...
  • Tea Party: Right-wing 'nutters' or mature adults?

    07/25/2011 3:33:34 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 34 replies
    BBC News ^ | 25 July 2011 | Mark Mardell
    My last blog before I went on holiday was about the debt crisis. It's still going on. President Obama is to address the nation this evening. One of the most interesting interventions while I was away was from the UK's Liberal Democrat cabinet minister Vince Cable. He said the world's economy was being put in peril by "a few right-wing nutters" in the American Congress.If they are nutters, they are remarkably successful ones. The truth is that Tea Party-backed Republicans are winning this fight over raising the debt ceiling. It is far from over. But they've already won the argument...
  • CBS takes heat for fake fireworks shots

    07/08/2011 5:43:04 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 17 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | July 8, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    You might think the British press holds a monopoly on media controversy this month, with the shuttering of a 168-year-old tabloid over a phone-hacking scandal. Still, at least one Yank media concern has won recent unwelcome notoriety--fittingly enough, for airing misleading video footage on the national holiday commemorating American independence from the British crown. CBS has been caught doctoring Fourth of July footage after Bostonians realized Thursday that the network's images of fireworks over various city landmarks were not only breathtaking, but also fake. An area research scientist appears to have been among the first to point out the discrepancy...
  • Politicizing The Green Debate

    07/05/2011 5:02:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 5, 2011 | REP. FRED UPTON
    There's a troubling irony in today's vigorous debate about environmental policy. Some of the most vocal groups clamoring for a cleaner planet are also the ones stalling progress toward that same goal. A closer look at contemporary interest-group politics reveals why this is the case. Republicans and Democrats both desire cleaner air and water. As policymakers we debate the best way to achieve these goals, balancing environmental progress with economic costs. We consider and weigh multiple objectives: grow jobs, expand the economy and protect the planet. While not always agreeing on the means, we share the same aspirations. But some...
  • Fake photo fallout: Chinese officials embrace social media to explain mixup

    06/30/2011 2:16:35 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    One of the worst doctored photographs in Internet history? That's the emerging verdict on a clumsily altered photo of bureacrats in the sleepy county of Huili, in southwest China's Sichuan province. In an ill-fated PR stunt, the trio of area government officials are shown appearing to float over the surface of a road, casting nary a shadow in a bid to promote a local road construction project. "The saga began on Monday when Huili's website published a picture showing, according to the accompanying story, three local officials inspecting a newly completed road construction project this month," the Guardian's Peter Walker...
  • ABC's 'This Week': Founding Fathers Were 'Guys Who Didn't Give Women the Vote and Let Slavery...

    07/03/2011 10:40:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    ABC's 'This Week': Founding Fathers Were 'Guys Who Didn't Give Women the Vote and Let Slavery Stand' By Noel Sheppard Created 07/03/2011 - 12:16pm ABC's "This Week" began its Independence Day weekend program with a segment that echoed Time magazine's cover story questioning whether the Constitution matters anymore. After historian Douglas Brinkley said, "We shouldn't act like [the Founding Fathers] were somehow omnipotent," ABC's John Donvan responded, "They were not gods, they were guys - guys who didn't give women the vote and let slavery stand" (video follows with transcript and commentary): DOUGLAS BRINKLEY, HISTORIAN: It's a very slippery slope...
  • ABC's 'This Week': Founding Fathers Were 'Guys Who Didn't Give Women the Vote and Let Slavery Stand'

    07/03/2011 10:43:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Noel Sheppard
    ABC's "This Week" began its Independence Day weekend program with a segment that echoed Time magazine's cover story questioning whether the Constitution matters anymore. After historian Douglas Brinkley said, "We shouldn't act like [the Founding Fathers] were somehow omnipotent," ABC's John Donvan responded, "They were not gods, they were guys - guys who didn't give women the vote and let slavery stand" (video follows with transcript and commentary): DOUGLAS BRINKLEY, HISTORIAN: It's a very slippery slope to start cherry-picking your favorite golden oldie from the Founding Fathers and slapping it on to political speeches today. Democrats and Republicans quote from...
  • Syria Gay Girl in Damascus blog a hoax by US man

    06/12/2011 9:50:25 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 12 2011 | BBC Mobile
    A blog purportedly written by a gay woman in Syria, which described life in Damascas amid the current political unrest, has been revealed to be a hoax. A Girl Gay in Damascus gained a worldwide readership and was closely followed by news organisations. But the true author has now come forward - Tom MacMaster, an American man studying in Scotland. Many Syrian activists have reacted angrily, accusing him of trivialising or even harming their cause. "One day if I'm kidnapped by my government, many readers won't care because I could turn out to be another Amina," wrote one Lebanese blogger....
  • ‘Paula Brooks,’ editor of ‘Lez Get Real,’ also a man

    06/15/2011 12:25:01 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/13/2011 | by Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell
    ...“Paula Brooks,” editor of Lez Get Real since its founding in 2008, is actually Bill Graber, 58, who said he is a retired Ohio military man and construction worker that had adopted his wife’s identity online... Brooks’s identity came under suspicion after news broke that a woman called Amina Arraf on the blog “A Gay Girl in Damascus” might not really be a Syrian lesbian. Over the weekend, as journalists, bloggers and fans of Amina hunted for clues to the identity behind the blog, Brooks came under review as a possible suspect. Liz Henry, a Web producer at BlogHer.com, questioned...
  • White House: No More Photo Re-Enactments

    05/12/2011 12:55:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies · 1+ views
    AP/ABC ^ | 5/12/11 | David Bauder
    The White House said it is ending its long-running practice of having presidents re-enact televised speeches for news photographers following major addresses to the country, a little-known arrangement that fed suggestions of fakery when Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden. After Obama's live, late-evening address from the East Room of the White House on May 1, five photographers were ushered in to shoot pictures as the president stood at the podium and re-read a few lines of his speech — a practice that news organizations have protested for years. Even though The Associated Press and other news...
  • Caption (or Re-title) Levi Johnston's New Book Cover

    05/11/2011 1:00:46 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 66 replies
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  • Sarah Palin wins restraining order against father-son pair

    05/09/2011 7:25:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 81 replies
    reuters ^ | May 9, 2011 | Yereth Rosen
    (Reuters) - Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin won another round in court on Monday against a Pennsylvania teenager accused of stalking the outspoken conservative, telling a judge, "I fear for my friends' and for my family's safety." The three-hour Anchorage court hearing, with Palin and her antagonists testifying by telephone, ended with the judge renewing a previous restraining order against Shawn Christy, 19, and issuing a similar order against his father, Craig.
  • Witnesses say man may have pulled gun as Obama motorcade passed near Ground Zero

    05/05/2011 12:17:21 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    Witnesses say man may have pulled gun as Obama motorcade passed near Ground Zero Published: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 2:56 PM Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 3:02 PM Kelly Heyboer/ The Star-Ledger By Kelly Heyboer/ The Star-Ledger NEW YORK — Authorities apprehended a man who witnesses say may have pulled a gun out of a backpack as President Barack Obama's motorcade passed today in New York. The man, who wore a blue hat, had dark curly hair and appeared to be in his 20s, was wearing a backpack. New York Police Department officers and Secret Service agents shouted, "Get down,...
  • Pic of Obama's speech was staged

    05/04/2011 4:34:12 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Politico44 ^ | 05/04/11 | BRYAN DOYLE
    The photos are now widespread online and in newspapers, images of a confident President Obama striding toward the camera to announce the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Not so widespread, however, is the news that the photos weren’t from Obama’s actual history-making speech. According to a Reuters blog post, the photos were taken after Obama’s actual announcement, during a brief reenactment minutes later. ~SNIP~ The reenactment isn’t the only way the administration has edited its media rollout of bin Laden’s death. In a widely used photo of Obama and his national security team in the Situation Room, what...
  • Staging of Obama photo taken after TV announcement of bin Laden's death.

    05/04/2011 3:33:11 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 49 replies
    REUTERS vis Drudge Report ^ | 5/4/2011 | Al Tompkins
    “As President Obama continued his nine-minute address in front of just one main network camera, the photographers were held outside the room by staff and asked to remain completely silent. Once Obama was off the air, we were escorted in front of that teleprompter and the President then re-enacted the walk-out and first 30 seconds of the statement for us.”
  • Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin: First Photo

    04/27/2011 11:31:19 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, April 27, 2011 | Lindsay Powers
    Check out the first photo of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in the upcoming HBO film "Game Change."
  • Liberal Bloggers Salivate Over ‘Secret’ Sarah Palin Facebook Profile

    02/24/2011 3:14:05 AM PST · by equaviator · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 22, 2011 | Meredith Jessup
    With apparently nothing better to report on, the latest gold mine for liberal bloggers Tuesday was the discovery of a “secret” Facebook profile page which may or may not belong to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. (It doesn’t.) The profile was uncovered by the super-journalists at Wonkette who speculated Palin created the private “fake” account in order to bolster her public Facebook profile. Using a private Gmail address leaked with a manuscript from one of Palin’s former aides, Wonkette stumbled upon the Facebook profile named “Lou Sarah.” Palin’s middle name is “Louise”, the blog notes. The blog site then goes...
  • NBC Reporter Brands Lee Atwater 'The Notorious'

    01/17/2011 7:42:02 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Another young product of Columbia J-school, another typical MSMer . . . Appearing on MSNBC's Daily Rundown today, NBC reporter Domenico Montanaro spoke of "the egregious Lee Atwater." What made the insult particularly . . . notorious is that it was entirely gratuitous, utterly unrelated to the subject at hand. Montanaro was reporting on the fact that Reince Priebus is the youngest RNC Chairman since Atwater. Montanaro first refers simply to "Lee Atwater," but then pauses and rephrases as "the notorious Lee Atwater." So Montanaro went out of his way to swipe at the late Atwater, who at the end...
  • Grey lady's 'cyberconspiracy' accusation falls short

    12/30/2010 12:30:51 PM PST · by paltz · 1 replies · 9+ views
    Washington Times Water Cooler Blog ^ | 12/30/10 | Kerry Picket
    EXCERPT- Knowing very well most Americans objected to the "end of life" measure in the new health care legislation due to fears it could eventually give doctors a government financial incentive or even mandate to encourage severely ill patients to make life ending decisions too prematurely, Congressman Blumenauer thumbed his nose to the masses. It must be painfully obvious to Mr. Blumenauer that Americans did not want his end-of-life measure, so the Oregon Congressman decided to run around the will of the people by bureaucratic fiat. Instead, he and his fellow Democrats eventually omitted the measure from the bill only...
  • The Year of Right-Wing Terrorists?

    12/22/2010 12:50:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 4+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2010 | Brent Bozell
    There is some very dangerous -- as in red-hot incendiary -- hatred going on, and it's being advanced by the national news media directly. The panel of judges for the Media Research Center's Best Notable Quotables of 2010 found that theme time and time again while selecting the year's worst reporting and punditry. PBS talk-show host Tavis Smiley won "The Poison Tea Pot Award for Smearing the Anti-Obama Rabble." On May 25, he was interviewing author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a bold critic of radical Muslims -- at the risk of a fatwa against her own life since 2004. Ali said...
  • Radical homosexuals openly declare war on America's principles and values

    12/20/2010 11:58:53 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 43 replies · 1+ views
    AIPNews.com ^ | Dec. 20, 2010
    The New York Times is reporting that, in the wake of the overturn of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, prominent homosexuals are gearing up a "war room" in order to try to finish the job of destroying the natural family and one-man one-woman marriage in America. "The new group, Equality Matters, grew out of Media Matters, an organization backed by wealthy liberal donors — including prominent gay philanthropists — that has staked its claim in Washington punditry with aggressive attacks on Fox News and conservative commentators like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. It will be run by Richard Socarides, a former...
  • Like Dogs to Vomit, Media Matters Cleans Up Liberal Media Messes

    12/15/2010 4:07:54 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 16 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Dec. 15, 2010 | Andrea Shea King & Kristinn Taylor
    Like Dogs to Vomit, Media Matters Cleans Up Liberal Media Messes Just like dogs that merrily slurp vomit to the last chunk, bloggers at the Democratic party front group Media Matters for America follow behind liberal media outlets, lapping up their latest noxious dousing of conservatives. Then with a satisfied smirk, Media Matters gloats "what vomit?" when conservatives complain about being puked on by the press. The latest example of Media Matters' vomit fetish is their defense of the attempted smear of Sarah Palin during her humanitarian trip to Haiti last weekend by the Associated Press and others as a hair-obsessed...
  • LGBT Books Vandalized With Urine in Lamont Library

    Approximately 40 books dealing with LGBT issues were vandalized with what appeared to be urine in Lamont Library on November 24, according to a report filed Friday by the library security staff to the Harvard University Police Department. HUPD spokesman Steven G. Catalano wrote in an e-mail that the vandalized books' subject matters included lesbian and gay issues and same-sex marriage. Due to the nature of books, HUPD is currently investigating the incident as a bias crime.
  • Media Creates New Palin Scandal! Sarah Accused of Bringing Hairdresser on Haiti Trip

    12/12/2010 5:57:01 PM PST · by kristinn · 288 replies · 38+ views
    Sunday, December 12, 2010 | Kristinn
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin traveled to Haiti this weekend as a guest of the Rev. Franklin Graham and Samaritan's Purse to spotlight the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the earthquake and cholera-stricken Caribbean (half an) island nation. Instead she has found herself embroiled in a scandal, accused of bringing a hair stylist on the trip to make herself look good for the cameras and "photo-ops.".The Associated Press transmitted a photo from Haiti of Palin captioned, "Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center, has her hair done during a visit to a cholera treatment center set up by the NGO Samaritan's Purse...
  • WaPo – Sean Penn Movie “Fair Game” Full Of Lies

    12/05/2010 2:03:36 PM PST · by Starman417 · 50 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-05-10 | Curt
    During Thanksgiving weekend I went to see the movie REDS with Bruce Willis. Awesome movie and I highly recommend it. But during the trailers they showed the movie FAIR GAME with Sean Penn, supposedly based on the Plame/Wilson affair. I groaned when I saw it. It appears my groan was warranted. Here is the WaPo: (h/t Dan Riehl) In fact, "Fair Game," based on books by Mr. Wilson and his wife, is full of distortions - not to mention outright inventions. To start with the most sensational: The movie portrays Ms. Plame as having cultivated a group of Iraqi...
  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a Soros funded net neutrality astroturf group

    10/30/2010 5:47:29 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 59 replies · 1+ views
    The first direct link above is to Soros' own web page. Many of you will choose not to click on it and well that's your choice. But some of you should actively look and see for yourself. Open the PDF, scroll down to the year 2008. Electronic Frontier Foundation got 300,000 dollars from Soros. Now scroll down to the year 2007. Another 100,000 dollars. So the total is 400k. And there is more. Let's take a look at who it is that sits on their various boards: http://www.eff.org/about/advisoryboard I am aware of Ethan Zuckerman being a Soros buddy because of...
  • Rand Paul Protester Previously Arrested For Vandalizing [ Paid by MoveOn.org ]

    10/27/2010 11:46:07 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 63 replies
    thehayride.com ^ | Oct 26 2010 | MacAoidh
    Before last night’s U.S. Senate campaign debate in Kentucky between Rand Paul and Jack Conway, a fracas ensued when a left-wing activist approached Paul wearing a blond wig and carrying an anti-Paul sign. The activist accosted the Republican candidate, upon which she was wrestled to the ground and had her head stepped on by some overzealous and hypersensitive Paul supporters. Interestingly enough, the activist – whose name is Lauren Valle – seems to have spent some time in Louisiana earlier this year. And Valle picked up a citation for rather uncivil conduct during her stay in the Sportsman’s Paradise. Per...
  • The Daily Kos, Twittergate & Obama's Birth Certificate Controversy

    10/25/2010 12:30:00 PM PDT · by rxsid · 128 replies · 1+ views
    jeffersonsrebels.blogspot.com ^ | 10/24/2010 | Erica
    "The Daily Kos, Twittergate & Obama's Birth Certificate Controversy Posted by Erica The Zapem blog has produced a video, Twittergate - The Democrats Hire A Twitter-Thug, which details how the Democrats hired Neal Rauhauser, a Daily Kos blogger, to paint the tea party movement as racist, homophobic, extremist and every other pejorative you can imagine. Rauhauser owns a company co-founded with Beth Becker called Progressive PST. Zapem says,"The evidence submitted demonstrates the systematic and deliberate provocation towards people in an attempt to elicit unfavorable responses after a series of malicious and vile attacks. The idea was to antagonize, collect and...
  • WaPo/AP Caught Revising the O’Donnell Story Without Issuing a Correction

    10/20/2010 2:23:01 PM PDT · by MichaelNewton · 24 replies
    Patterico ^ | 10/20/2010 | Aaron Worthing
    How much did the left show its keister on O’Donnell’s alleged gaffe? So much so that the AP/WaPo story on the subject was almost completely rewritten last night, and without an official correction. After the break I will have screen caps and a cut and paste of the text of the article, but let’s start with just the first paragraph. Before: WILMINGTON, Del. — Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell of Delaware on Tuesday questioned whether the U.S. Constitution calls for a separation of church and state, appearing to disagree or not know that the First Amendment bars the government from...
  • How corporate interests and Republican insiders built the Tea Party monster (major puke alert)

    10/13/2010 12:14:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 54 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Matt Taibbi
    It's taken three trips to Kentucky, but I'm finally getting my Tea Party epiphany exactly where you'd expect: at a Sarah Palin rally. The red-hot mama of American exceptionalism has flown in to speak at something called the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, a gospel-music hoedown in a giant convention center filled with thousands of elderly white Southerners. Palin — who earlier this morning held a closed-door fundraiser for Rand Paul, the Tea Party champion running for the U.S. Senate — is railing against a GOP establishment that has just seen Tea Partiers oust entrenched Republican hacks in Delaware and...
  • MTV Denies That Obama Telecast Is Political (No equal time for GOP...)

    10/13/2010 8:09:19 AM PDT · by massmike · 76 replies · 1+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 10/13/2010 | Emily Miller
    Viacom networks MTV, BET and CMT are giving an hour of free air time to President Obama less than three weeks before the midterm elections. The so-called “A Conversation with President Obama” will be live and commercial-free on six Viacom networks at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The networks will not give equal time to a Republican before the election, according to a spokeswoman. MTV denies that the Obama hour of TV is political, despite the timing, weeks before the midterm elections.
  • Anti-gay minister shouldn't be able to intrude on soldiers'

    10/06/2010 11:29:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 6, 2010 | Doug Gansler
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Snyder v. Phelps, a case about the nature and scope of basic rights -- those of free speech vs. those of privacy. But this case is fundamentally about wrongs and the law's imperfect ability to redress them. The facts of the case are well known. Matthew Snyder, a Marine lance corporal from Westminster, Md., was killed in the line of duty in Iraq in 2006. The Rev. Fred Phelps and members of his Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church traveled more than 1,000 miles to Maryland to picket his funeral and draw attention...
  • AOL Libels Free Republic; Web Giant Falsely Accuses Conservative Site of Hosting Child Porn

    09/22/2010 8:23:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 180 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Internet giant AOL libeled Free Republic as "hosting child pornography" in an article published Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at their Daily Finance news site. The site's masthead reads: Daily Finance An AOL Money & Finance Site.Authored by Daily Finance media columnist Jeff Bercovici, the article entitled Muzzled Reporter Says 'Maw of Yahoo' No Place for Journalism tells the story about John Cook's reasons for leaving Yahoo News and returning to his previous gig with Gawker. According to the article, Cook was the senior national affairs reporter for Yahoo's The Upshot news blog. Bercovici notes that he and Cook are...
  • AOL Owned Daily Finance Retracts Passage That Libeled Free Republic Over Child Pornography

    09/23/2010 9:36:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 153 replies
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 | Kristinn
    The AOL-owned site Daily Finance this morning retracted a passage in an article that falsely stated Free Republic hosted child pornography.The article was about reporter John Cook leaving Yahoo News to return to Gawker. Included in Cook's reasons for leaving, according to Daily Finance reporter Jeff Bercovici, was that Yahoo would not allow him to write about Free Republic "hosting child pornography." The Salon.com article that was linked to support that claim actually stated that Free Republic did not host child pornography.The offending Daily Finance passage now reads:"... On similar grounds, he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website...
  • President Obama removes 'Creator' from the preamble of the Declaration of Independence

    09/18/2010 10:36:18 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18,2010 | Jason McNew
    Hobbes, Locke, and Cicero be damned. President Obama single handedly overturns Natural Law. Friday evening President Obama addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. At around 22:30, he incorporates part of the preamble of The Declaration of Independence, removing "Creator". "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal..... endowed with certain unalienable rights, life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" After President Obama says "created equal...", there is a long pause during which he scowls and blinks several times. For once, he may actually have opted to not read something that was on the...
  • Obama was against the Surge before he was taking credit for it.

    09/01/2010 8:19:33 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 4 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 09-01-10 | Southernman
    Well what a difference the prospect of success makes. Back when, then Senator, Obama seemed convinced that the “surge” in Iraq would spell disaster and stated that he would actively oppose it. Now that Iraq seems well on the road to stability President Obama is singing a different tune. For those out there with a short memory (sycophants, acolytes and liberal progressives) here is a little reminder…
  • Fox's Carlson Catches Gibbs In A Naked Lie--Asks 6 Times If Obama Will Credit Bush

    09/01/2010 7:30:17 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 83 replies · 2+ views
    youtube.com ^ | August 1, 2010 | youtube.com
    Click here to watch this priceless Gibbs Lying Video
  • Vandals hit GOP office

    08/31/2010 10:49:01 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 7 replies
    WNDU South Bend ^ | 8-31-10 | AP
    Vandals hit GOP candidate's office in S. Ind. Bloomington, IN The campaign office for a Republican congressional candidate in southern Indiana lost its electrical power in an apparent act of vandalism.
  • Ramadan road trip: Moving melting pot finds peace, love and animosity (Huge Racist Vomit Warning!!!)

    08/30/2010 11:24:11 AM PDT · by oldleft · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-30-10 | Wayne Drash,
    (CNN) -- As the blue Chevy Cobalt crept toward the edge of the property in Chula, Georgia, a palpable nervousness wafted through the cramped car. Three men, straight out of central casting from "Deliverance," craned their necks toward our vehicle. A 30-by-50-foot Confederate flag waved 120 feet in the air. Nothing says "Welcome to the South" quite like the old battle flag. We were quite the sight for this rural stop along Interstate 75: two olive-skinned Americans on a mission; an African-American photographer; and me, a white boy from the Bible Belt. (snip) Already, the road trip has been a...
  • Wright criticizes those who think Obama is Muslim

    08/29/2010 3:11:28 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies
    hosted ^ | Aug 29 | ANDREW DeMILLO
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, accused people who wrongly believe Obama is Muslim of catering to political enemies during a fiery speech Sunday in Arkansas. In his sermon at New Millennium Church in Little Rock, Wright criticized supporters of the Iraq war and defended former state Court of Appeals Judge Wendell Griffen for speaking out against it. Griffen serves as the church's pastor. Wright's only reference to Obama came when he compared Griffen's opponents to those who incorrectly think Obama is Muslim....
  • ABC News Reprimands Audio Operator Who Covered Mosque Protest

    08/26/2010 12:56:03 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 32 replies · 1+ views
    TV Newser ^ | August 26, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    A freelance audio operator covering a protest at the site of a proposed mosque and community center near Ground Zero has been reprimanded for his behavior. Andrea Lafferty, who was a speaker at the mosque opposition rally, first noticed the audio operator questioning a man in the crowd who was holding a sign which read, "No Sharia Here." On Andrew Brietbart's Big Journalism, Lafferty writes: He was very aggressive, disrespectful and condescending; apparently, he did not like the man's answers about Shariah and pushed the point: "Why do you feel threatened? What are you afraid of? Why can't you answer...
  • WikiLeaks releases CIA paper on U.S. as 'exporter of terrorism'

    08/25/2010 7:30:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Compost ^ | 8/25/2010 | Ellen Nakashima
    America has long been an exporter of terrorism, according to a secret CIA analysis released Wednesday by the Web site WikiLeaks. And if that phenomenon were to become a widely held perception, the analysis said, it could damage relations with foreign allies and dampen their willingness to cooperate in "extrajudicial" activities, such as the rendition and interrogation of terrorism suspects. That is the conclusion of the three-page classified paper produced in February by the CIA's Red Cell, a think tank set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by then-CIA Director George J. Tenet to provide "out-of-the-box" analyses on "a...
  • Dorothy Davidson (mayoral candidate, AL) claims Nick Saban endorsement, with altered photo

    08/19/2010 7:19:36 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 61 replies · 1+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 8/18/2010 | Anita Debro
    For a political hopeful in Alabama, it could be the ultimate endorsement -- a show of support from University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. Bessemer Councilwoman Dorothy Davidson, who is running for mayor of the city, claims she secured Saban's endorsement of her campaign three weeks ago. Davidson printed it on a color campaign flier that shows her and the coach smiling side by side on a golf course. (snip)
  • Rachel Maddow to Receive Award for Her 'Civility' and 'Tolerance' (ugh!)

    08/17/2010 10:11:52 AM PDT · by Justaham · 36 replies · 4+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 8-17-10 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is actually about to win an award for her "civility" and "tolerance." "The Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award, established by Interfaith Alliance in 1998, recognizes individuals who courageously promote democratic values, defend religious freedom and reinvigorate informed civic participation," reads a statement released by the organization Monday. "The award recognizes individuals whose actions have embodied the values of civility, tolerance, diversity and cooperation in the advancement of public dialogue and public policy on traditionally controversial and divisive issues."
  • White House reporters mum on Obama lunch, even as papers back transparency

    08/13/2010 10:02:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/13/10 | Michael Calderone & John Cook
    White House reporters are keeping quiet about an off-the-record lunch today with President Obama — even those at news organizations who've advocated in the past for the White House to release the names of visitors. But the identities of the lunch's attendees won't remain secret forever: Their names will eventually appear on the White House's periodically updated public database of visitor logs. The White House posts them with a three-month lag, so records of August visits won't be available until late November. (Although, since many of those invited already work in the White House every day, their lunch visit may...