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  • Gun Grabbing Legislation Sweeps Nation

    01/09/2013 7:28:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/9/13 | Ben Shapiro
    Remember when the left pretended they liked the Second Amendment? That’s passé. Today, Democrats around the country are preparing for a big gun grab, the likes of which the Republic has never before seen. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has actually publicly pitched all-out gun confiscation (or alternatively, forced gun buybacks), is now preparing grandiose new legislation designed to strip New Yorkers of “assault weapons,” as well as restrict the size of magazines. In the only provision actually designed to reduce crime, Cuomo will also propose harsher penalties for using a gun in the commission of a crime....
  • Tsunami sweeps 5 to sea, rips out Calif. docks

    03/11/2011 1:12:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/11/11 | Jeff Bernard and Jaymes Song - ap
    Crescent City, Calif. (AP) -- A tsunami swept at least five people watching the waves out to sea Friday and ripped docks out of harbors in California, spreading the destruction of a devastating Japanese earthquake to the shores of the United States. Four people were rescued from the water in Oregon, but one man who was taking photos in Northern California was still missing Friday afternoon. Coast Guard helicopters searched for him near the mouth of the Klamath River in Del Norte County, Calif., after his two friends made it back to shore.
  • Winfrey lands former President Bush, Jackson's parents (Bad Idea GW!)

    10/22/2010 2:40:29 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 23 replies · 1+ views
    MSN ^ | Oct. 22, 2010, 11:30 AM EST | Unknown
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Former President George W. Bush and Michael Jackson's parents are among the big names "The Oprah Winfrey Show" has booked for the November ratings sweeps.
  • CSI Books Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff

    09/08/2010 6:16:59 PM PDT · by tlb · 14 replies
    TV Guide ^ | September 8, 2010 | staff
    Battlestar Galactica alum Katee Sackhoff is joining the cast of CSI in a potentially recurring role, a CBS rep confirmed. Sackhoff will play Detective Reed, a smart investigator who doesn't do well with sensitivity. Her first episode is slated to air during November sweeps, according to Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the news. Sackhoff was reportedly close to joining the veteran CBS procedural in 2008 when originating cast member Jorja Fox left the series. The producers, however, went another route, and Fox has since returned to the show on a recurring basis.
  • May Ratings: FNC Stays On Top (Sweeps Month)

    06/18/2009 6:44:16 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 8 replies · 999+ views
    TV Newser ^ | 6/11/09 | Mikey_1962
    For the 77th consecutive month, FNC finished first in total day and prime time ratings during May. FNC was the sixth highest rated cable network on all of basic cable during prime time for the month (CNN and MSNBC finished 19th and 26th) and the seventh rated network in total day (CNN and MSNBC were 19th and 27th). FNC also had 11 out of the top 13 programs in cable during the month in Total Viewers. The O'Reilly Factor was the #1 program in cable news for the 90th consecutive month, and saw gains in Total Viewers year-to-year (26%).
  • President Obama Requests May Sweeps Timeslot

    04/24/2009 4:15:27 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 222 replies · 9,737+ views
    TVGuide.com ^ | April 23, 2009
    President Barack Obama has asked to make a prime-time appearance during May sweeps. White House officials have requested up to an hour of airtime for Wednesday, April 29, according to TV Week. The press conference, which falls on the 100th day of Obama's presidency, will probably air in the 8 o'clock hour and address questions of the president's performance. Broadcast networks have not yet announced their response, but a source said that they will most likely agree to the administration's request. Will you tune in to President Obama's "100 Days" press conference? Or have there been too many already?
  • CBS' Katie Couric Chillaxes Her Way Through Sweeps

    03/06/2008 7:31:06 AM PST · by jdm · 7 replies · 63+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | March 06, 2008 | by Jeff Bercovici
    Network anchors tend to be the kind of people who pride themselves on grueling fits of on-the-job endurance. So when Katie Couric went missing from the CBS Evening News anchor chair for four days last month, it raised eyebrows -- particularly because her absences fell during February sweeps, one of the periods when ratings are measured. Was this Couric's way of protesting CBS News's failure to snag a primary debate for her? Actually, a spokeswoman says two of the absences were related to the campaign: On Feb. 7, she was away interviewing Hillary Clinton for 60 Minutes (and we all...
  • CA: Advocates advise immigrants after sweeps

    03/04/2007 10:22:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 557+ views
    Advocates have launched a campaign to educate immigrants about their rights following a series of arrests in Southern California and across the nation. Legal aid and nonprofit groups have joined forces to hold town hall meetings, hand out information packets and produce a DVD to prepare illegal immigrants for future law enforcement sweeps. The outreach is part of a broader effort by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, American Immigration Lawyers Assn. and other organizations seeking reforms. In recent months Immigration and Customs Enforcement has assigned four teams of agents to the Los Angeles area to search for criminals, fugitives and...
  • Bomb Squad Sweeps Plane, Man Questioned

    08/19/2006 11:00:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 797+ views
    ABC News ^ | August 20, 2006 | AP
    SAN ANTONIO Aug 20, 2006 (AP)— Bomb-sniffing dogs swept a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta upon landing Saturday after authorities said a passenger tampered with a smoke detector and moved ceiling panels in a lavatory.
  • Immigration officials raid Houston business

    04/19/2006 9:25:39 PM PDT · by Sefton · 9 replies · 333+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 4/19/2006 | Self
    Immigration officials raid Houston business. If we want more of the same I suggest we contact U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, to thank them and let them know we want MORE! Here's the url of their web site: http://www.ice.gov/about/contact.htm I think the office we need to contact is the Office of Public Affairs. If we want lots of letters of encouragement, we need to post an email link. I also believe we need to encourage Freepers to contact their local offices of ICE and demand they follow Houston's example. What politicians do we contact? The press? If...
  • Marine Sweeps for IEDs in Haqlaniyah

    12/29/2005 3:42:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 323+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Dec 29, 2005 | Cpl. Adam C. Schnell
    U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Darin Wittnebel Marine Sweeps for IEDs in Haqlaniyah Cpl. Adam C. Schnell 2nd Marine Division HAQLANIYAH, Iraq, Dec. 29, 2005 — In the town of Haqlaniyah, the “Raiders” of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, continue to patrol the streets every day, keeping the area safe from the ongoing insurgency. Lance Cpl. Darin J. Wittnebel, a native of Oconomowoc, Wis., goes on many of these patrols. He has a very important duty that helps him keep the “Raider Nation” safe from improvised explosive devices and find abandoned weapons caches. He carries the PSS-12...
  • Germans Give Chimney Sweeps The Brush-Off

    12/25/2005 7:36:56 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 1,272+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-25-2005 | Kate Connolly
    Germans give chimney sweeps the brush-off By Kate Connolly in Berlin (Filed: 26/12/2005) In his top hat, white tie and brass-buttoned uniform, and dangling a brush on a chain over his shoulder, Erhard Feller might have walked off the set of a film about Victorian England. But the 51-year-old chimney sweep is a vibrant part of working life in modern Berlin and the uniform is standard for him and his 8,000 colleagues across Germany. Even though most German chimneys are too thin for Santa Claus to squeeze into, Christmas is still the busiest time of year for Mr Feller, who...
  • ABC and CBS clean house during sweeps

    11/29/2005 9:05:54 AM PST · by abb · 27 replies · 1,282+ views
    CNNMoney ^ | 28 Nov 2005 | Paul R. La Monica
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - The critical November sweeps period for television networks is drawing to a close. But so far, there haven't been too many surprising plot twists. CBS and ABC have built on last year's success. According to data from ratings tracker Nielsen Media Research, CBS and ABC each have five of the top 10 most-watched TV shows through mid-November. CBS was the most watched network, according to Nielsen, but ABC was a strong No. 2, with a 6 percent increase in prime-time viewers. Ratings at Fox were a bit better than expected thanks to two new hits. And...
  • Imperfect storm for CBS's 'Category 7

    11/14/2005 1:25:18 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 43 replies · 2,189+ views
    Media Life ^ | 11/14/05 | Diego Vasquez
    Sweeps sequel scores well below original Perhaps CBS waited too long to trot out the sequel to last year’s very successful November sweeps miniseries “Category 6.” By the time “Category 7,” about a natural disaster, aired this month, viewers had apparently forgotten about it. Part two of “Category 7” averaged a 4.1 overnight rating among viewers 18-49 last night, down 26 percent versus a 5.5 for part two of “Category 6” last year. Last night’s conclusion was also down 18 percent versus part one, which averaged a 5.0 overnight rating among 18-49s last Sunday. It was a disappointment for CBS,...
  • Operation Flea Flicker Sweeps through Zafaraniya

    09/15/2005 7:00:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 218+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 15, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2005 – U.S. and Iraqi forces searched houses and fields during Operation Flea Flicker in Zafaraniya, Iraq, Sept. 14, military officials reported today. The operation - conducted by soldiers from 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and from the Iraqi Public Order Brigade - was designed to disrupt anti-Iraqi activity in the area in preparation for the Oct. 15 constitutional referendum, officials said. During the early morning mission, the joint force swept through neighborhoods searching for illegal weapons, propaganda and other contraband. Troops discovered several minor weapons violations, and detained a man with a...
  • SAUDI ARABIA LAUNCHES BIGGEST CRACKDOWN ON CHRISTIANS IN A DECADE

    06/04/2005 2:08:06 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 36 replies · 1,044+ views
    Doctor Horsefeathers.com ^ | JUNE 2 2005 | Stephen
    All Eyes on U.S. State Dept. as Final Deadline for CPC Sanctions on Saudi Arabia Nears For Immediate Release You are free to disseminate the following news. We request that you reference International Christian Concern, and include our web address http://www.persecution.org (ICC - June 2, 2005) - The Washington, D.C. based human rights organization International Christian Concern (ICC) is getting reports of 46 confirmed arrests of Christians, with some sources citing in excess of 100 Christians arrested. From last Friday through yesterday, Saudi authorities engaged in a major crackdown involving a joint effort of standard police forces and Muttawa religious...
  • Christians Flee Genocide As Fear Sweeps Iraq

    01/08/2005 4:12:06 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 1,061+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-8-2004 | Jack Fairweather
    Christians flee genocide as fear sweeps Iraq By Jack Fairweather at St Matthew's Monastery near Mosul (Filed: 08/01/2005) One of the most ancient monasteries in the world, St Matthew's, stands on a barren mountainside in northern Iraq, its last inhabitant a crusty old Syrian Orthodox priest. Nestled between sandstone crags with views of the hills around ancient Nineveh, now called Mosul, it looks like the final redoubt of the Christian world. Seven thousand monks used to worship here; now there is just one, Father Ada Qadr al-Kars. St Matthew's Syrian Orthodox Monastery was founded in the fourth century AD This...
  • GOP Sweeps Into Supreme Court (100% GOP - Alabama)

    11/03/2004 6:49:14 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 223+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 11-3-2004 | Sally Owen/Bill Barrow
    GOP sweeps into Supreme Court Wednesday, November 03, 2004 SALLIE OWEN & BILL BARROW Capital Bureau The Republican Party's three candidates for the Alabama Supreme Court won by double digits Tuesday night, giving the GOP complete control over the state's highest court.The trio included Tom Parker, a top aide to former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, Shelby County District Judge Patti Smith and Jefferson County's senior probate judge, Mike Bolin. Meanwhile Republican challenger Tommy Bryan defeated two-term incumbent Sharon Yates, a Democrat, for a post on the state Court of Civil Appeals. Parker called the unofficial returns, which showed...
  • CA FREEPERS: Border Security Townhall Meeting with Homeland Sec's Asa Hutchinson

    08/10/2004 2:06:20 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 28 replies · 883+ views
    Office of Congressman Darrel Issa, press release ^ | August 9, 2004 | Congressman Darrel Issa's Office
    This Friday!VISTA, CA -- Congressman Darrell Issa will host a town meeting featuring Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security on Friday, August 13 for a discussion focusing on immigration enforcement efforts. The meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m., PT in the all-purpose room of Margarita Middle School in Temecula.Congressman Issa strongly supports operations conducted by the Border Patrol Mobile Patrol Group, which during the first half of June resulted in 422 apprehensions of illegal aliens by twelve Border Patrol Agents. Congressman Issa and Under Secretary Hutchinson will discuss issues surrounding immigration enforcement and answer questions from...
  • Immigration Sweeps Become an Election Issue for Rep. Baca

    08/02/2004 12:36:08 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 22 replies · 616+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 2, 2004 | Hugo Martín
    The series of sweeps by Border Patrol agents in the Inland Empire and San Diego County appear to be over, but the political fallout may last until the November election. Rep. Joe Baca (D-San Bernardino), a staunch Latino rights advocate, jumped into the political storm by leading a protest of the sweeps — which netted more than 450 suspected illegal immigrants — and helping prompt federal officials to suspend the roundups. Because of his activism, Baca has become a lightning rod of criticism from supporters of the sweeps and from a Southern California Border Patrol union whose members felt the...
  • Latino leaders look to help (iilegal) immigrants

    07/12/2004 2:21:27 PM PDT · by StoneColdGOP · 12 replies · 490+ views
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | Saturday, July 10, 2004 | By Mira Katz, Staff Writer
    ONTARIO - Community leaders and activists from across the state came together Saturday in hopes of creating a plan of action to protect undocumented workers from U.S. Border Patrol immigration raids. Leaders and representatives of Mexican and Latino organizations, community leaders, clergy and business people came from as far south as San Diego and as far north as Santa Maria to develop better communication and coordination of efforts among the organizations dealing with the Border Patrol raids conducted last month. "We need to continue to work to preserve the rights of immigrants,' said Armando Navarro, coordinator of the National Alliance...
  • Official says SoCal immigration sweeps violated federal policy

    06/25/2004 6:14:41 PM PDT · by JackelopeBreeder · 55 replies · 548+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune - AP ^ | 25 June 2004 | Ben Fox
    ONTARIO – A series of Border Patrol arrests of illegal immigrants more than 50 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border will be reviewed by the Department of Homeland Security at the request of members of Congress, officials said Friday. Undersecretary of Homeland Security Asa Hutchinson told members of Congress from Southern California that the more than 400 arrests in Ontario, Corona and other cities were legal but violated policy because they were done without advanced authorization from headquarters. Hutchinson will review the activities of agents from the Temecula Border Patrol station who made the arrests, Border Patrol spokeswoman Gloria Chavez said....
  • Group Claims Latino Communities 'Terrorized' By Raids

    06/25/2004 10:20:39 AM PDT · by cartman90210 · 27 replies · 165+ views
    http://www.nbc4.tv ^ | today | n/a
    On Saturday, June 26, a march and rally will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Broadway to protest the recent immigration sweeps. Click here for the article
  • Border Patrol sweeps strike fear in illegal immigrants

    06/19/2004 9:32:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 400+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/19/04 | Ben Fox and Michelle Morgante - AP
    ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) - Elidia Celestina peered from behind a window shade before opening the door a crack to a stranger. If she leaves her apartment at all these days, it is only for a rushed, nerve-racking trip to the store. "Everyone is afraid," said Celestina, 19, who came from Mexico five months ago. "We're like mice, hiding in our homes." She and many other illegal immigrants in Southern California have been gripped by fear since a new Border Patrol unit began roving through Hispanic communities and making arrests well north of the border, beyond the agency's usual area of...
  • Hundreds protest sweeps targeting illegal immigrants in Southern California

    06/14/2004 9:51:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 273+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/14/04 | AP - Ontario,CA
    ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of protesters marched through San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties in opposition to a federal crackdown on illegal immigration resulting in 160 arrests. As many as 1,000 demonstrators hoisted signs and shook maracas while trekking from Ontario to Pomona on Sunday, accusing immigration authorities of unfairly targeting Hispanic communities. "Why are they targeting Latinos?" Abel P. Medina, an organizer and member of Hermanidad Mexicano Nacional Ontario, said during the march. "We haven't received any numbers (showing) they have arrested any Canadians or any Europeans." U.S. Border Patrol agents have stopped people on streets and coming...
  • Rural Crime Wave Sweeps California

    06/04/2004 6:50:31 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 374+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-5-2004 | Catherine Elsworth
    Rural crime wave sweeps California By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles (Filed: 05/06/2004) It may not involve guns or gangs but California is facing a new crime wave: rural theft. Farms and ranches across the state are falling prey to thieves who steal everything from tractor fuel to avocados. Criminals realise that rich pickings are to be had in the fields and orchards of the state's 78,500 farms, which make up 28 per cent of its land and produce goods worth Ł14.4 billion a year. But the richest pickings lie in the burls, or roots, of walnut trees, which are...
  • UN: Ethnic Cleansing Sweeps Sudan's Darfur Region

    04/02/2004 9:51:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 498+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/2/04 | Irwin Arieff - Reuters
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Arab militias are conducting an organized campaign of ethnic cleansing to drive out black Africans from Sudan's Darfur region and the government is doing little to stop it, the U.N. emergency relief coordinator said on Friday. "I have no reason to believe that the government is actively planning it, but I have reason to say that little is done to stop it, and therefore it seems as if it is being condoned," Jan Egeland, the world body's humanitarian affairs chief, said after briefing the Security Council. "Scorched-earth tactics are being employed throughout Darfur, including the deliberate...
  • Reagan Friend Merv Griffin Blasts CBS for "Cowardly Act"

    10/29/2003 7:33:29 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 50 replies · 1,676+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday October 29, 2003 | BrentBaker
    Veteran television host and producer Merv Griffin, a long-time friend of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, appeared Tuesday night on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann and used the opportunity to blast CBS for "the most cowardly thing I've ever heard" over the reported tone and content of CBS's upcoming mini- series, The Reagans. "It's a cowardly act," he charged, asking: "Is that what the 'C' stands for in CBS?" Griffin, the owner of the Beverly Hilton who created the Wheel of Fortune game show after many years as host of his own daytime Merv Griffin Show, relayed how Nancy Reagan feels...
  • 'ELIZABETH SMART' PRODUCT KIDNAPPED (Drudge)

    10/21/2003 10:57:51 AM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 57 replies · 429+ views
    TheDrudgeReport ^ | October 21, 2003 | Matt Drudge
    Elizabeth Smart's parents are losing control of a carefully orchestrated and lucrative November Sweeps rollout for official product based on the abduction of their daughter! MORE The "Elizabeth Smart Story" [which many in the industry have dubbed "The Ed Smart Story"] began to unspool this week on schedule with an authorized Couric/Oprah one-two public relations punch. But now Ed and Lois Smart and Doubleday, publisher of the upcoming book, are claiming the project has been kidnaped -- after CBS betrayed them by airing an unauthorized one-hour "news" special last Saturday night! MORE According to the publisher, CBS had verbally agreed...
  • It?s Sweepstime For Hitler, But Winter for Truth (The CBS Hitler Miniseries IS a Bush-Hate Lie)

    05/16/2003 9:23:13 AM PDT · by Timesink · 106 replies · 1,012+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | May 12, 2003 | Ron Rosenbaum
    It's Sweepstime For Hitler, But Winter for Truthby Ron Rosenbaum It's springtime, I mean sweepstime, for Hitler in Hollywood. I'm sure you've all heard of the forthcoming two-night, four-hour, prime-time CBS "Miniseries Event" called Hitler: The Rise of Evil (airing May 18 and 20). Well I've finally seen a review copy of the controversial "docudrama," and there's a lot I could say - and may say in the future - about the soap opera-fication of the Hitler story.But there's a drama behind the docudrama that hasn't received the attention it deserves. A story about the political uses of Hitler and...
  • CBS - No agreement on having administration official counter Saddam's claims in interview

    02/26/2003 2:14:49 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies · 363+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House sought to have an administration official counter Saddam Hussein's claims in an interview with CBS' Dan Rather, but could not reach agreement with the network on the right person to do it.</p> <p>Much of the interview was airing Wednesday night on "60 Minutes II."</p>
  • Hussein Awards Rather First U.S. Interview "In a Decade"

    02/25/2003 8:05:55 AM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 19 replies · 379+ views
    (CBS) There are just two men in the world now who can prevent a new U.S.-led war in Iraq, and CBS News Anchor Dan Rather sat down with one of them: the president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein. In his first interview with an American journalist in a decade, Hussein talked for more than three hours about the looming war and his efforts to head it off. Saddam indicated he will not destroy -- as ordered by the U.N. -- his arsenal of controversial al Samoud missiles. Saddam also challenged President Bush to a televised debate about their differences. CBS News...
  • CBS' Rather Lands Saddam Interview (Ramsy Clark put in a good word. Really)

    02/24/2003 7:05:46 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 44 replies · 517+ views
    Highmark Funds ^ | Feb. 24, 2003 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK, Feb 24, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- CBS News' Dan Rather said hard work and luck helped him land his interview with Saddam Hussein on Monday - the Iraqi leader's first interview with a foreign television journalist in 12 years. CBS posted a report about the interview on its Web site Monday afternoon, saying Saddam has challenged President Bush to a live debate on their nations' differences. It's the biggest interview "get" of the year in television news, one all the national news organizations had been seeking. Reached by telephone in Baghdad, Rather credited his executive producer,...
  • Hussein calls for debate with Bush - Iraqi leader tells CBS anchor he won't destroy banned missiles

    02/25/2003 5:22:02 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 18 replies · 332+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 25, 2003 | Associated Press Staff
    Hussein calls for debate with Bush Iraqi leader also tells CBS anchor he won't destroy banned missiles 02/25/2003 Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein on Monday challenged President Bush to an internationally televised debate and indicated that he did not intend to follow U.N. orders to destroy his al-Samoud 2 missiles. In an interview with CBS anchor Dan Rather, Mr. Hussein said he envisioned a live debate with Mr. Bush along the lines of those in a U.S. presidential campaign, CBS said on its Web site. Regarding chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix's order that Iraq...
  • CBS says Iraqi officials editing tapes of Dan Rather interview with Saddam Hussein

    02/25/2003 1:41:56 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 27 replies · 434+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 25, 2003
    Saddam Expects War Soon (CBS) In an exclusive interview with CBS News Anchor Dan Rather, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein indicated he feels an invasion aimed at unseating him will come soon. Speaking to an American journalist for the first time in about a decade, Saddam also denied his Al Samoud 2 missiles were illegal and challenged President Bush to debate the need for war. The wide-ranging three-hour interview covered Saddam's feelings on his own people, the American public, Osama bin Laden, and what his own fate might be. Saddam made it clear that he takes the threat of war seriously...
  • Why Saddam Let Dan Rather Be His Mouthpiece

    02/26/2003 11:21:59 AM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 393+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 2/26/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    So why did Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein choose CBS tycoon Dan Rather to be his propaganda tool? Rather claims it was because of "hard work and luck." Here's the truth: Fanatical Bush-hater Ramsey Clark, a force in the pro-Saddam appeasement movement, set it up. Thus reports the Associated Press. Clark, of course, was attorney general to the disastrous Lyndon Johnson, who pursued that really popular Democrat war in Vietnam. Clark has even visited his pal Saddam in Iraq. Useful IdiotIn giving Saddam a propaganda platform to spout his self-serving rhetoric, Rather handed him a nationwide audience for his attempt...
  • CBS, White House in Dispute Over Saddam Interview

    02/26/2003 10:04:23 AM PST · by knak · 87 replies · 401+ views
    reuters ^ | 2/26/03
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House criticized CBS television on Wednesday over what a spokesman said was a spurned offer to rebut comments by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein during an interview to be broadcast on Wednesday evening. "This seems odd they wouldn't let the White House have a voice," White House spokesman Ari Fleischer told Reuters. He said the White House had offered a representative to counter what he said would be propaganda, lies and irresponsible statements by Saddam in the rare interview, but he said CBS replied it was interested only if President Bush made the response himself. CBS...
  • Saddam On Exile: 'We Will Die Here' (Excerpts from Dan Rather interview)

    02/25/2003 6:46:33 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 292+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 25, 2003 | Saddam Hussein and Dan Rather
    (CBS) In an exclusive interview with CBS Anchor Dan Rather, Iraqi president Saddam Hussein says he will die before going into exile. Hussein also denied links with Osama bin Laden and indicated he would not set fire to Iraq's oil fields or other sabotage in the event of a U.S.-led invastion. In the interview, which airs on 60 Minutes II on Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST, 8 pm CT., Saddam answered key questions about what his actions might be in the event of a U.S.-led war against Iraq. The interview with Rather was Saddam's first with an American journalist in about...