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  • Al-Jazeera channel offered locally, struggling nationwide

    04/30/2007 10:32:48 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 2 replies · 242+ views
    Toledo Free Press ^ | April 20, 2007 | AP
    Nearly six months after its debut, Al-Jazeera's English language television has gained strong viewership across Europe and in parts of Asia, Australia — and even Israel, according to station executives and local companies that carry it. But no major cable or satellite provider in the United States is carrying the channel, a decision the network blames on political pressure. U.S. carriers, however, say there is simply no market.... Nearly 100 million households worldwide receive Al-Jazeera's English service, almost half as many as CNN, station executives say. Since January, it has been broadcasting news to 550,000 Israeli homes on Yes TV,...
  • Al-Jazeera Memo Trial Starts in London

    04/18/2007 12:50:30 PM PDT · by james500 · 3 replies · 360+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | April 18, 2007, 2:17 PM EDT | DAVID STRINGER
    A British government official and a former political researcher went on trial Wednesday for allegedly leaking a classified memo in which President Bush reportedly referred to bombing the Arab television station Al-Jazeera. David Keogh, 50, a cipher expert, and Leo O'Connor, 44, a lawmaker's aide, are accused of violating secrecy laws by disclosing a document relating to 2004 talks between Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair. Both defendants deny violating the Official Secrets Act. Prosecutors allege Keogh passed the memo to O'Connor in May 2004, who in turn placed it in a file he handed to his boss, Tony Clarke,...
  • Whose Side Are You On, Anyway?

    04/11/2007 9:31:07 AM PDT · by verbosevet · 10 replies · 1,035+ views
    War of Wits ^ | 4/11/2007 | Jayme Evans
    In all coverage of the Iraq war, there is ample evidence to suggest a liberal bias. Constant coverage of suicide bombings, pools of blood, wailing women, men screaming for revenge, and Muqtada al Sadr calling for attacks on US forces -from Iran- while there is virtually no mention of any progress being made on the ground. But by far, the biggest -and most blatant- example of media bias comes in the recent coverage of Defense Secretary Robert Gates' April 4th interview with syndicated radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham. In the interview, Gates was quoted as saying "So far, so good"...
  • ABC: America 'Completely Agrees' With Dems on Iraq

    03/26/2007 6:42:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies · 1,596+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Town hall or pep rally? Hard to tell, judging from the first half-hour of Hillary's appearance on Good Morning America today. Host Robin Roberts lavished praise on Hillary, suggested there's unanimous support for the Dem Iraq policy, and fielded only one audience question -- which came from someone who worked on Hillarycare in 1993 and beseeched Clinton to try it again as president. GMA today kicked off its series of Town Hall meetings with the presidential candidates. This one, featuring Hillary, was located in Des Moines, Iowa. During the opening schmooze, Hillary, speaking of Iraq, stated: "I'm very proud...
  • CBS Blogger Highlights Blogs Agreeing with Iran's Government About '300'

    03/21/2007 9:38:54 AM PDT · by freemarket_kenshepherd · 11 replies · 539+ views ^ | March 21, 2007 | Ken Shepherd
    In time for the Persian New Year, CBS's Melissa McNamara trawled the blogosphere (including MySpace blog entries) and found bloggers who think Iran's Islamic extremist government has a point about "300" being "anti-Persian." In doing she, she produced a handful of blogs that appear to generate light traffic and in at least one case is just a rambling screed. McNamara told readers that the "Islamic Republic News Agency" (IRNA) finds fault with the film's version of historical events. She left out that IRNA is Iran's official state-controlled news/propaganda service.'s resident "Blogophile" also noted objections from an Iranian newspaper, Hamshahri,...
  • 'Ugly Betty' Quips U.S. Won't Be 'Free' Until Bush Gone

    02/25/2007 4:15:53 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 11 replies · 5,382+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 25 Feb 2007 | Brent Baker
    A preview of the political commentary we can expect at Sunday night's Academy Awards? As a presenter at Saturday's “Film Independent's Spirit Awards” carried live at 2pm PST/5pm EST on the Independent Film Channel (IFC), actress America Ferrera (IMDb page), the title role star of ABC's Ugly Betty, interjected a bit of political commentary suggesting the U.S. will not be “the land of the free” again until President Bush leaves office. Taking the stage inside a tent on the Santa Monica beach, Ferrera was joined by actor Zach Braff, a star on NBC's Scrubs, to present the award for the...
  • "Dissension in the Ranks" (60 Minutes hit piece)

    To many in America's armed forces, these men and women are doing the unthinkable: Active-duty soldiers, sailors and Marines speaking out against the ongoing conflict in Iraq. They've signed on to what's called "An Appeal for Redress" - and they say it's time for U.S. troops to come home. Lara Logan has the story.
  • Dear Abby: Veterans are props

    02/25/2007 8:33:03 AM PST · by ContraryMary · 159 replies · 4,859+ views ^ | 2/25/2007 | Dear Abby
    DEAR ABBY: Our 17-year-old twin son and daughter met with military recruiters who came to their school and made the military sound exciting and glamorous. They are now saying that after they graduate next year, they want to join the military instead of going to college. They have even put up military posters in their rooms that they received from the recruiters. My husband and I are horrified. We cannot stand the thought of them going off to war, and do not believe that war is the answer to the world's problems. It will be a year, and hopefully the...
  • Iraq - Baghdad offensive cuts sectarian death toll

    02/18/2007 1:07:22 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 561+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | February 18, 2007 | Ross Colvin
    Excerpt - BAGHDAD, Feb 18 (Reuters) - On any given day in Baghdad, Iraqi police can be expected to report finding up to 50 bodies shot, tortured and dumped in the streets of the capital, but on Saturday only five were found, police said on Sunday. It was the most dramatic sign yet that a stepped-up military offensive by more than 110,000 Iraqi and U.S security forces is, at least for now, curbing the sectarian violence that has turned the city's streets into killing fields. There has been a relative lull in sectarian attacks since Operation Imposing Law, seen as...
  • 11 more Republicans get behind Iraq rebuke ["more"? - isn't it ONLY 11? An LAT headline - go figure]

    02/15/2007 10:49:14 AM PST · by freedomdefender · 39 replies · 1,481+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 15, 2007 | Richard Simon and James Gerstenzang
    In a striking display of dissension, a group of Republican lawmakers broke ranks with the White House on Wednesday and embraced a resolution opposing more U.S. troops in Iraq — airing their criticism even as President Bush publicly defended his plan.
  • Free Speech for Islamofascist Hate

    02/13/2007 7:21:27 PM PST · by Posting · 3 replies · 339+ views
    Rush .Limbaugh ^ | 02, 06, 07
    Free Speech for Islamofascist Hate February 6, 2007 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Colin in London, England, it's nice to have you on the program. Yes. CALLER: It's actually Paul in London, but it's lovely to speak to you again. RUSH: I'm sorry, Paul. It says "Colin" up here, but I'll take the hit because I make the big bucks. CALLER: It's my hideous limey accent. Yeah. Well, firstly, most importantly, definitely "Fire" by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. I've got to agree with you on that one. RUSH: Thank you very much. CALLER: Or if you can get Paul...
  • World Press Photo Contest - 1st Place to American Spencer Platt

    02/12/2007 10:11:49 AM PST · by NYer · 47 replies · 2,016+ views
    World Press Photo ^ | February 8, 2007
    Young Lebanese drive through devastated neighborhood of South Beirut, 15 August. The international jury of the 50th annual World Press Photo Contest selected a color image of the US photographer Spencer Platt of Getty Images as World Press Photo of the Year 2006. Click here for the award winning picture. The picture shows a group of young Lebanese driving through a South Beirut neighborhood devastated by Israeli bombings. The picture was taken on 15 August 2006, the first day of the ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah when thousands of Lebanese started returning to their homes. World Press Photo jury...
  • Militant Islamic groups turn to YouTube: Videos show bombings, sniper attacks against U.S. forces

    02/11/2007 10:13:27 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 12 replies · 887+ views
    AP ^ | February 12 2007 | Tariq Panja
    Anyone with an Internet connection can watch videos of bombings and sniper attacks against U.S. forces — shot and edited by Islamic militants and broadcast on YouTube, the world's largest video-sharing Web site. With the global spread of high-speed Internet connections and the relative anonymity afforded by the world's biggest and busiest sites, extremists have found a new theater to display violence and anti-American propaganda. On Friday, prosecutors in Britain charged six suspects in an alleged plot to kidnap and kill a British soldier — an act that police allege was intended to be recorded and posted on the Internet....
  • N.Y. Times to apologize for photo, video of soldier

    02/01/2007 9:15:28 AM PST · by PurpleMan · 39 replies · 1,677+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 1, 2007, | MICHAEL HEDGES
    WASHINGTON — The New York Times will express regret for hurting the feelings of the family of a Texas soldier after publishing a photograph and a video showing him as he lay dying in Baghdad. The letter is part of an agreement reached Wednesday between the Army and the Times to resolve a controversy about the use of images of Staff Sgt. Hector Leija without his consent.
  • The Peril of Newspaper Blogs...(Useful Idiot Alert)

    02/01/2007 6:11:57 AM PST · by yoe · 24 replies · 1,094+ views
    Power Line ^ | February 1, 2007 | John Hinderaker that a reporter might say what he actually thinks before an editor catches up with him and makes him stop. A case in point: William Arkin writes on "national and homeland security" for the Washington Post. Yesterday morning, in his blog titled (Early Warning) on the Post's website, Arkin wrote a post that has to be read to be believed. Titled "The Troops Also Need to Support the American People," the post comments on an NBC program in which soldiers expressed dismay at the lack of support for their mission manifested by some people back home. Arkin appears to...
  • The Media Have Changed War

    01/29/2007 6:03:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 905+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 29, 2007 | J.R. Dunn
    The weekend before last showed us yet another facet of the problem of war and the modern media. On Saturday, 25 U.S. troops were killed -- 12 of them in a downed helicopter, 5 others while guarding a security meeting in Karbala. This was a bold operation, obviously staged to make an impression The Jihadis achieved complete surprise, approaching in SUVs painted to look like government vehicles. Iraqi checkpoints, displaying the perspicacity we've come to expect, waved them on through, courteously informing the meeting guards that they were on their way. After the raid, they disappeared into the desert without a...
  • CBS's Bob Schieffer, Recalling Vietnam,Touts 'Hundreds of Thousands of Anti-War Protesters'

    01/29/2007 8:57:14 AM PST · by yoe · 21 replies · 1,667+ views
    News Busters ^ | January 27, 2007 | Brent Baker
    (Truth Alert) Though all other major news outlets, including his own network's Saturday evening newscast, pegged the number of people who attended Saturday's anti-Iraq war protest rally in Washington, DC as in the “tens of thousands,” CBS's Bob Schieffer led Sunday's Face the Nation by endorsing the exaggerated attendance claims of self-interested organizers as he reminisced about the good old days of Vietnam protests. “Yesterday in Washington,” he recalled, “was like a day from yesteryear -- the war that to many seems long ago and far away: the war in Vietnam. Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of people descended on the...
  • Reuters Quietly Fired Top Editor During Photoshop Scandal

    01/18/2007 7:56:49 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies · 4,084+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | January 18, 2007 | lgf
    new information about the Reuters Photoshop scandal: Reuters fired a top photo editor for the Middle East during an internal investigation of two doctored photos from the Israel-Lebanon war that were published last summer. The editor was the second casualty of the photo manipulation controversy surrounding Reuters freelancer Adnan Hajj. Two of Hajj’s photographs showed obvious signs of digital alterations. Facing a storm of criticism last August, Reuters terminated its relationship with Hajj and pulled more than 900 of his photos from its archive. A Reuters spokesperson said Thursday that the company would not release the name of the editor...
  • Reuters toughens rules after altered photo affair

    01/18/2007 7:38:49 AM PST · by Brian Mosely · 19 replies · 958+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:01am
    LONDON (Reuters) - Reuters named a new chief photographer for the Middle East on Thursday and said it had tightened its editing procedures after the publication last year of two photographs that had been digitally altered. The measures were among several steps announced by David Schlesinger, editor-in-chief of the global news and information agency, following an internal investigation that he said had resulted in disciplinary action. The two photos, both of Israeli military action in Lebanon during the war there last August, were taken by a freelance photographer, Adnan Hajj. Reuters ended its relationship with Hajj following an initial inquiry...
  • U.N. Puts ’06 Death Toll in Iraq Above 34,000

    01/16/2007 11:36:51 PM PST · by woofie · 25 replies · 513+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 16, 2007 | SABRINA TAVERNISE
    BAGHDAD, Jan. 16 — The United Nations reported Tuesday that more than 34,000 Iraqis were killed in violence last year, a figure that represents the first comprehensive annual count of civilian deaths and a vivid measure of the failure the Iraqi government and American military to provide security. Numbers of civilian deaths have become the central indicator for the trajectory of the war and are extremely sensitive for both Iraqi and American officials. Both track the tallies but neither will release them. This latest figure was the first attempt at hand-counting individual deaths for an entire year. It was compiled...