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  • Dear Jews: Stop the Obama Paranoia

    10/29/2014 5:01:09 PM PDT · by SJackson · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 8 2008 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    I can't tell you how many e-mails I've received in the past two weeks that attempt to revive all of the absurd fears about Barack Obama, mainly of the sort that suggest he's a Manchurian Candidate who has been groomed his entire life by some Middle Eastern version of KAOS to seize the White House and immediately annihilate Israel. It's craziness of this sort: ...snip... So, all you rumor-mongering, fever-headed Jewish conspiracists: Support McCain, if you want, and there are credible reasons for doing so, but stop smearing Obama in the face of overwhelming evidence that the man is a...
  • What, Exactly, Is Hamas Trying To Prove?

    07/13/2014 4:39:08 PM PDT · by OddLane · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 13, 2014 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    Mahmoud Abbas, the sometimes moderate, often ineffectual leader of the Palestinian Authority, just asked his rivals in Hamas a question that other bewildered people are also asking: “What are you trying to achieve by sending rockets?” The Gaza-based Hamas has recently fired more than 500 rockets at Israeli towns and cities. This has terrorized the citizenry, though caused few casualties, in large part because Israel is protected by the Iron Dome anti-rocket system. In reaction to these indiscriminately fired missiles, Israel has bombarded targets across Gaza. Compared with violent death rates in other parts of the Middle East, the number...
  • Indyk: The Peace Process is Dead

    07/03/2014 7:13:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 7/3/14 | Elad Benari
    The Israel-Palestinian Authority (PA) peace process is dead, according to Martin Indyk, formerly the U.S. special Middle East envoy who resigned from his post last week. Speaking to The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg in his first interview since stepping down, Indyk said that there is strong dislike between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. "There is a deep loathing of each leader for the other that has built up over the years," Indyk said in the interview, which was published Thursday. "'Loathing' may be too strong [a word] for how Netanyahu feels about Abu Mazen (Abbas -ed.),"...
  • The Atlantic: Conservatives Might Be Left Out of Next Tech Wave Due to Dislike of Cities

    06/17/2014 7:56:48 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 17, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    I have a question for Alexis C. Madrigal of The Atlantic. Were you watching AMC's Halt and Catch Fire last Sunday? I have to ask because your humble correspondent has the suspicion that you watched and took note of the spaced out  character of Cameron Howe, a genius computer programmer who enjoys playing video games and having her ears perpetually plugged in to a Walkman playing loud Hard Rock music. On Sunday's episode, Cameron was walking around downtown Dallas while spending the money from her first tech company paycheck when she met some homeless drug addicts in an alley. So...
  • How Can We Understand Benghazi Without Probing the CIA's Role?

    05/13/2013 6:20:05 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    The Atlantic | May 13, 2013 | Conor Friedersdorf
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/05/how-can-we-understand-benghazi-without-probing-the-cias-role/275781/
  • Should Paid 'Menstrual Leave' Be a Thing?

    05/16/2014 2:47:23 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 74 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 16, 2014 | EMILY MATCHAR
    For most American women beyond the age of high school gym class, “I’ve got my period” isn’t considered much of an excuse for anything. We’re meant to pop an Advil and get on with things, Red Devil be damned. But in several, mostly East Asian, countries, so-called “menstrual leave” is a legally enshrined right for female workers. However, as these countries attempt to move toward greater gender equality in the workplace, menstrual leave has come under debate. Do these policies simply further the notion that women are weak, hormonally-addled creatures controlled by their uteri? Or do they encourage more equality...
  • Rush Limbaugh Has a Fun New Conspiracy Theory About Donald Sterling

    04/30/2014 11:44:13 AM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 4-29-14 | ABBY OHLHEISER
    In a segment that even Rush Limbaugh admitted would probably get picked up by an army of his critics (hi!), the conservative radio host pretty much ran with a caller's theory today that Clippers owner Donald Sterling was set up. That theory makes one big assumption: that Magic Johnson, the subject of Sterling's latest recorded racist rant, orchestrated the whole controversy in order to open up an opportunity to buy the Clippers for a lower price. Sterling was suspended for life from the NBA today, and the league will try to force him to sell his team.
  • Will Hillary voters hand the GOP nomination to Rand Paul? (Operation Chaos)

    04/09/2014 2:16:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/09/2014 | AllahPundit
    A fiendishly clever theory from Peter Beinart. Remember “Operation Chaos”? That was Rush Limbaugh’s plan to have GOP voters wreak havoc on the Democratic nominating process in 2008. With McCain’s nomination already all but assured and Obama clinging to an apparently insurmountable lead over Hillary, Rush encouraged Republicans in states with open primaries (i.e. states where you don’t have to be registered as a party member to vote in that party’s primary) to cross over and vote for Hillary in the Democratic primary instead. The idea was to drag the primary process out for Democrats as long as possible, forcing...
  • Rand Paul Is the 2016 Republican Frontrunner

    01/23/2014 4:50:23 PM PST · by mandaladon · 165 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 23 Jan 2014 | PETER BEINART
    Don't laugh. He has built-in advantages in Iowa and New Hampshire, a party moving in his direction, and formidable fundraising potential. If Chris Christie was ever the frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, he isn’t anymore. All along, the theory behind his candidacy was that he could overcome his lack of conservative bona fides with a combination of personality, competence, electability, and money. Bridgegate undermines all four. In the minds of many voters, Christie’s personality has morphed from brash to bully. It’s harder to look competent when your top aides egregiously abused power under your nose. Christie’s supposed electability...
  • The Questionable Ethics of Teaching My Son to Love Pro Football

    01/20/2014 11:16:36 AM PST · by deks · 57 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 16, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    Subtitle: Fathers and sons have bonded over football games for generations, but today it's harder for parents to ignore the growing concerns surrounding the sport. Excerpt: My son, unfamiliar with the NFL’s pieties, assumed that hurting the other team’s players was the goal. To his untutored eye, the violence that guilt-ridden fans like myself decry was a feature, not a bug. He didn’t cheer the injuries; he’s too sweet for that. But despite my insistence to the contrary, I suspect the message he took from the experience was: The only thing you need to know about the large man writhing...
  • This Liberal Film Reviewer Just Insulted Our Military…

    01/14/2014 8:18:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | January 14, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    The radical left in America has long rooted against the U.S. military. Beginning in earnest with a mismanaged effort in Vietnam, soldiers have been pilloried by elitists who view any military action as a show of aggression against a helpless foe. As the War on Terror continues to rage, these sources have embraced increasingly derogatory rhetoric in describing the Middle East effort. When a Hollywood blockbuster film, “Lone Survivor,” dared to present the story of Navy SEAL bravery, the anti-military crowd naturally rushed to criticize the project and the real-life soldiers portrayed therein. In a recent review written for The...
  • The Atlantic publishes two articles normalizing pedophilia

    08/28/2013 5:04:27 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8-28-13 | Wesley J. Smith
    - I have written about this before. In our growing hedonistic culture, pedophilia is in the process of being normalized, downgraded by some from a severe sexual perversion into a mere ”orientation.” The Atlantic–mainstream media!–has two articles that push us in that direction. First, “I Pedophile,” by David Goldberg–a Canadian journalist convicted for viewing child pornography–argues that his obsession with children is a “sexual orientation:” The main query that I am convinced will always be without an answer is why I am a pedophile. It is the equivalent of trying to determine why someone is heterosexual or gay. We don’t...
  • Politico: Media Didn't Ignore Benghazi

    08/06/2013 1:06:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/6/13 | William Bigelow
    Politico’s Dylan Byers, in a piece for his buddies in the MSM, declares that conservative criticism of the mainstream media is overblown. Byers writes: So often conservative media, like conservative media criticism, can't be taken seriously because it overplays its hand. Like someone who shouts "thief!" the second his keys go missing, much of the conservative echo-chamber has a hyper-aggressive penchant to see conspiracy where they'd do better to see questions in need of answers. As a general rule -- albeit with plenty of exceptions -- there is a guilty-until-proven-innocent approach among those who fashion themselves as "anti-MSM," which can...
  • Politico and Atlantic.com’s turn to explain Gosnell blackout

    04/13/2013 3:20:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Get Religion ^ | April 13, 2013 | Mollie
    >Earlier I shared what happened when I asked an AP reporter and a Washington Post reporter about their personal Gosnell blackouts.It was so illuminating that I decided to check out a few other media outlets. I headed over to Politico. Since Washington Post reporter Sarah Kliff tried to justify her lack of coverage of the Gosnell trial by calling it a local crime story, I thought I’d add other local stories into my search. Thanks for the idea! So here’s what I found out. Politico‘s search engine pops out 165 results on Trayvon Martin (local crime story in Florida), 94...
  • Who Won the Iraq War? China

    03/25/2013 4:14:49 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Mar 22 2013 | Matt Schiavenza
    But the spoils of victory aren't going to last. On March 20th, 2003, one day after the United States and a "Coalition of the Willing" began its military assault of Iraq, China's Foreign Ministry released a statement condemning the war. "The Chinese government appeals to the relevant countries to stop military actions and return to the right path of seeking a political solution to the Iraq question." Four years later, as a vicious anti-occupation insurgency in Iraq erupted into a full-blown civil war, China again expressed its displeasure with the operation, blasting the U.S. for "flagrant abuses of human rights"...
  • Rove's 'No More Akins' Group Outrages Conservatives (Free Republic Mentioned)

    02/06/2013 5:13:47 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 142 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 2/4/13 | ELSPETH REEVE
    Karl Rove's American Crossroads has started a new group to make sure the 2014 Senate races produce zero Todd Akins. But it turns out some conservatives like Rove less than Akin. -snip- The Senate Conservatives Fund's Matt Hoskins told Politico the Crossroads group was the "Conservative Defeat Project." Free Republic posters mocked "Tokyo Rove." On Breitbart.com, Ben Shapiro called Rove and his cohorts, "The Bush insider team that helped lead to the rise of Barack Obama." RedState editor Erick Erickson said the Conservative Victory Project was sure to pick losers. "I dare say any candidate who gets this group’s support...
  • Hagel Allies Coordinate Smear Campaign Against Critics, Emails Reveal

    01/14/2013 3:35:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/14/13 | Adam Kredo
    A group of anti-Israel activists and journalists are engaged in a coordinated campaign to stifle criticism of controversial secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel by attacking the former Republican senator’s critics, according to emails obtained by the Free Beacon. Fenton communications chief executive officer David Fenton, the Atlantic’s national correspondent James Fallows, former diplomat Charles ‘Chas’ Freeman, Just Foreign Policy director Robert Naiman, and American Conservative founding editor Scott McConnell participated in a recent email exchange dedicated to silencing Hagel’s critics, the emails reveal. The emailers targeted recent comments made by Elliott Abrams, a former Bush administration National Security Council...
  • The Insourcing Boom

    12/02/2012 6:55:58 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 25 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Dec 2012 | Charles Fishman
    One key difference between the U.S. economy today and that of 15 or 20 years ago is the labor environment—not just wages in factories, but the degree of flexibility displayed by unions and workers. Many observers would say these changes reflect a loss of power and leverage by workers, and they would be right. But management, more keenly aware of offshoring’s perils, is also trying to create a different (and better) factory environment. Hourly employees increasingly participate in workplace decision making in ways that are more like what you find in white-collar technology companies. In late 2008, Dirk Bowman and...
  • Robert Reich: Romney Will Beat 'Wooden' Obama in Presidential Debates

    08/24/2012 6:11:26 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 46 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 25, 2012 | Newsmax Wires
    Mitt Romney has turned into such a skilled debater that he could trounce President Barack Obama in their three head-to-head encounters in the run-up to the election, former Democratic Labor Secretary Robert Reich believes. Romney “is going to be debating somebody who is not nearly as good a debater as his reputation,” Reich tells Atlantic Magazine in its September issue. He says that under live questioning, Obama “can seem kind of wooden” and “at a loss for words.” “Even if Romney is scripted and not spontaneous, he will come across as ‘on his game,’ ” Reich tells the Atlantic. “The...
  • The Atlantic: Kill Boy Scouts Like Rabid Dogs

    Remember how the far left in America has said since the rise of the Tea Party that the right is awash in "violent rhetoric"? What about the proposition to kill the Boy Scouts like one would kill a rabid dog? That is what a columnist for The Atlantic has implied. James Hamblin, the magazine's health editor, proclaimed his desire to kill Boy Scouts based on his distaste for their recently re-affirmed policy of refusing to admit openly gay members. Hamblin feels justified in using violent, even hateful rhetoric to attack the Boy Scouts merely because he disagrees with them. Boy...
  • How the Richest 400 People in America Got So Rich

    07/12/2012 9:12:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 7/6/2012 | Derek Thompson
    In 1992, the 400th richest person in America made $24 million. In 2007, the 400th richest person in America made $138 million (or $87 million, inflation-adjusted). Now, that almost certainly wasn't the same guy. There's a lot of churn at the top of the money pyramid. In all of the 1990s, only 25% of the Fortunate 400 made more than one appearance. But the overall message is the same. The rich keeping getting richer. According to the IRS, which recently released 2009 data from the 400 richest individual income tax returns, the real runaway growth in wealth has come from...
  • Romney Led Bain's Investment in Firm That Disposed of Aborted Fetuses

    07/02/2012 10:59:19 AM PDT · by van_erwin · 165 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | July 2, 2012 | Elspeth Reeve
    David Corn has a report out this morning that pushes the continuing attacks on Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital forward not just because of the business it involves — disposing of aborted fetuses — but because it extends the length of time he worked at Bain. According to Securities and Exchange Commission documents, Romney was involved in Bain's investment in a company called Stericycle in late 1999. What did Stericycle do? Well, it was a fast-growing, profitable medical waste company. But it also had some problems, such as getting fined for keeping body parts and dead animals in unmarked...
  • Israel’s worst frenemy (Obama, of course)

    03/04/2012 11:19:46 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 4, 2012 | Michael Goodwin
    Woe is me. President Obama claims he is the best friend Israel ever had in the White House, yet doesn’t get any respect. This is no Rodney Dangerfield act. He is deadly serious. “Every single commitment I have made to the state of Israel and its security, I have kept,” he told The Atlantic magazine. “Why is it that despite me never failing to support Israel on every single problem that they’ve had over the last three years, that there are still questions about that?” The question deserves an honest answer, though the truth is not likely to cut through...
  • Obama Rewrites His Record on Israel

    03/04/2012 10:53:16 AM PST · by yoe · 10 replies · 1+ views
    PJMedia ^ | March 3, 2012 | Anne Bayefsky
    On the eve of a meeting between President Obama and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the president has orchestrated the publication of his most revealing interview yet on the state of relations between the two countries. Instead of bolstering his pro-Israel image, however, the interview is proof-positive of his dangerous animus towards the Jewish state and its elected leaders. The interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg took place earlier this week but was released only today. In it, the president exasperatedly asked: “Why is it that despite me never failing to support Israel on every single problem that they’ve had...
  • Why Do Liberals Keep Sanitizing the Obama Story?

    11/22/2011 4:30:53 PM PST · by iowamark · 4 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 22 2011 | Conor Friedersdorf
    When I pleaded with liberals to stop ignoring President Obama's failures on civil liberties, foreign policy, and the separation of powers, treating them as if they didn't even merit a mention, the quintessential example of the troubling phenomenon hadn't yet been published. Now it has. In New York, one of America's premier magazines, Jonathan Chait, a sharp, experienced political writer, has penned a 5,000 word essay purporting to defend the president's first term. It is aimed at liberal critics who, in Chait's telling, naively expected too much. Tellingly, as Chait writes for affluent urban liberals who railed against the Bush...
  • Gays aren't "born that way" -- a lesbian says so

    09/14/2011 1:00:46 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 103 replies
    RenewAmerica.com ^ | Sept. 14, 2011 | Bryan Fischer
    In an astonishing column published in the winger-left publication, "The Atlantic," openly "queer woman" (her words) Lindsay Miller says flatly, "In direct opposition to both the mainstream gay movement and Lady Gaga, I would like to state for the record that I was not born this way." Tellingly, she argues that saying people are "born this way" is a form of condescension, and she resents it mightily. "I get frustrated with the veiled condescension of straight people who believe that queers 'can't help it,' and thus should be treated with tolerance and pity." I've got news for Ms. Miller —...
  • The Atlantic: The Tragedy of Sarah Palin

    05/16/2011 6:40:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/16/2011 | Joshua Green
    From the moment Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech electrified the Republican convention, she was seen as an unbending, hard-charging, red-meat ideologue—to which soon was added “thin-skinned” and “vindictive.” But a look at what Palin did while in office in Alaska—the only record she has—shows a very different politician: one who worked with Democrats to tame Big Oil and solve the great problem at the heart of the state’s politics. That Sarah Palin might have set the nation on a different course. What went wrong? It’s hard to escape Sarah Palin. On Facebook and Twitter, cable news and reality television, she is...
  • The Truth About Fox News Viewers

    01/05/2011 3:35:22 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 05, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Does watching Fox News rot your brain? According to a report released last month by WorldPublicOpinion.org at the University of Maryland, "Misinformation and the 2010 Election," the more people watch Fox News, the more they are "misinformed." The allegation rapidly became a favorite topic for leading mainstream news outlets including The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, CBS News, Slate, The Atlantic. Even major newspapers in Canada and the U.K. covered the report. Of course, left-wing websites -- the Talking Point Memo, Media Matters, and the Daily Kos -- reveled in the findings. The report asserted that Fox...
  • The Palin Card

    09/18/2010 8:12:59 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 | Dr. Zero
    Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic thinks it’s time for the Obama Administration to play the “Palin Card,” setting the former governor of Alaska up as the target for some Alinsky-style frozen personal polarizing. He dismisses fears that such Presidential attention will elevate Palin to greater national prominence: Elevate Sarah Palin? How much higher can she go? Everyone knows her. Some of Obama’s advisers have argued in the past that the attention paid to Palin by Americans in the last stages of the 2008 campaign is one reason why Obama was able to win so cleanly. Palin and the Tea Party...
  • Atlantic Editor Lauds Lack of Obama Public Response to Terrorist

    12/27/2009 7:00:55 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies · 1,180+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 27, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember how outraged the left became when Michael Moore's movie, Fahrenheit 9/11, showed President George W. Bush not issuing a public statement on the Twin Tower attacks for several minutes until after the school children finished reading the Pet Goat story? Well, it is now almost two days since the Nigerian terrorist working at the behest of Al Qaeda attempted to blow up a passenger jet and still no public response from the current president, Barack Obama. According to the associate editor of The Atlantic, Marc Ambinder, the reason for Obama's lack of response is that it is part of...
  • 44 Percent Would Rather Have Bush In Office?

    12/09/2009 5:18:31 PM PST · by oblomov · 34 replies · 1,137+ views
    Atlantic ^ | 9 Dec 2009 | Marc Ambinder
    It's a bit hard to believe, but that's what a Public Policy Polling survey suggests: that only half of Americans would rather have President Obama in the White House than his predecessor, while 44 percent would prefer George W. Bush to still be president. Here's PPP's Tom Jensen: "Perhaps the greatest measure of Obama's declining support is that just 50% of voters now say they prefer having him as President to George W. Bush, with 44% saying they'd rather have his predecessor. Given the horrendous approval ratings Bush showed during his final term that's somewhat of a surprise and an...
  • Palin In 2012: The Argument

    10/23/2008 11:53:59 AM PDT · by mathwhizz · 43 replies · 803+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/23/2008 | Marc Ambinder
    Palin will have plenty of time to become fluent on national issues. She will easily benefit from the low expectations threshhold, and will probably even garner positive reviews from the MSM types who disparage her today. Palin will be judged to be "ready" in four years. George Will and David Brooks and Peggy Noonan will all swoon over her once more. Ok, maybe not George Will. Palin is an enormously talented politician. When she knows what she's talking about, or even when she knows enough to fake it, she is very, very appealing, and very good at redirecting questions to...
  • ACORN Rallies Its Troops

    10/09/2008 5:07:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies · 631+ views
    The atlantic ^ | 10.09.08 | Marc Ambinder
    Republicans v ACORN has become a perennial early October antagonism, and tensions this year are particularly acute, with Republicans from the McCain campaign all the way down to House Republicans accusing the left-leaning community organizing group of a national conspiracy to flood secretaries of state with fraudulent voter registrations.
  • Who'll call Obama a Terrorist

    10/06/2008 2:39:38 PM PDT · by WilliamReading · 25 replies · 1,174+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Marc Ambinder
    The strategy appears clear: McCain will raise the question to hammer Obama on policy, as he did today on the Democrat's ties to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and hits on taxes, spending and health care. Meanwhile, Sarah Palin will do the dirtier work of using it to hit him on his past associations, notably with Bill Ayers. And should a third party appear on the landscape in the next month, they can go even further. The reality is that a member of McCain's audience went there today. You can hear it clearly on this video clip taken from MSNBC--...
  • The Russian Effort to Abolish Marriage

    10/04/2008 7:08:04 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 34 replies · 1,397+ views
    TheAtlantic ^ | July 1926 | A Woman Resident in Russia
    The question whether marriage as an institution should be abolished is now being debated all over Russia with a violence and depth of passion unknown since the turbulent early days of the Revolution. Last October a bill eliminating distinctions between registered and unregistered marriages and giving the unmarried consort the status and property rights of the legal wife was introduced in the Tzik, or Central Executive Committee. So much unforeseen opposition to the proposed law developed that the Tzik decided to postpone its final adoption until the next session, meanwhile initiating a broad popular discussion of the project. Since that...
  • The Great Palin Panic of 2008 (McCain Aides: She Lost Control of Her Public Image) BARF

    09/29/2008 10:01:03 AM PDT · by kristinn · 98 replies · 3,676+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Monday, September 29, 2008 | Marc Ambinder
    Gov. Sarah Palin has lost control of her public image, several top-level McCain advisers said this weekend, and even a baseline performance in Thursday's debate with Joe Biden may be too late to recover it. The decision to sequester Palin from the national political press corps was made with the assumption that the afterglow from her convention speech would last; a month later, even some Republicans are beginning to have a less favorable opinion of her. Her knowledge of policy has seemed at times no more than inch deep, and even admirers have complained that her penchant for returning to...
  • The Left's Crooked Umpires

    09/20/2008 5:22:48 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 53 replies · 318+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 20, 2008 | Bruce Walker
    Atlantic Monthly runs an article on John McCain. A photographer, Jill Greenberg, takes pictures of McCain for the piece. She deliberately takes awful photographs, using her skill as a professional to make the senator look as offensive as possible. Charlie Gibson, given the chance to help Americans to get to know the most interesting political figure in decades, uses that opportunity to score cheap political points to demean her instead. These are two perfect examples of the Leftist bias of the media. But what is it, really, that offends us so much about this bias? There is nothing wrong with...
  • Atlantic photographer and her 'McCain Derangement Syndrome' (Jill Greenberg)

    09/15/2008 5:53:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies · 1,200+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/15/08 | Rick Moran
    Atlantic photographer and her 'McCain Derangement Syndrome'Rick Moran September 15, 2008 This is an incredible story that pulls back the curtain on the media in a way that has never been done before. Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic Monthly wrote a very unflattering portrait of John McCain for the publication. To take the picture of McCain for the piece, the Atlantic hired Jill Greenberg, a free lance photographer. The controversy arose when Greenberg informed her blog readers that she actually tried to take pictures of McCain in the most unflattering light possible. The New York Post has the story: "Greenberg...
  • Jill Greenberg's Photoshopped McCain out-takes

    09/15/2008 12:09:38 PM PDT · by Andiceman · 6 replies · 221+ views
    BoingBoing.Net ^ | 9/15/2008 | Mark Frauenfelder
    Charles says: Much fuss about Greenberg's Photoshopped McCain out-takes on her web site. "Offensive" etc etc. I find them interesting because she's a respected photographer who was commissioned to photograph him for The Atlantic magazine cover. Also interesting in that the Photoshop work isn't that good. Greenberg's web site is at www.manipulator.com.
  • Atlantic Magazine Might Sue McCain Smearing Photographer

    09/15/2008 1:55:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies · 1,068+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 15, 2008 | Noel Shepphard
    The photographer that viciously smeared John McCain at her website might be facing a lawsuit for violating the terms of agreement in her contract with The Atlantic magazine. As NewsBusters reported Saturday, Jill Greenberg not only admitted to taking a rather sinister picture of the Republican presidential candidate that she hoped The Atlantic would use on its October cover, but she also generated some truly disturbing and disgraceful images of McCain which she proudly displayed at her website. The magazine's editor, James Bennet, told Fox News's Megyn Kelly Monday that he was deeply sorry about this incident, and that...
  • Magazine photographer shoots McCain to look like monster

    09/14/2008 4:35:10 PM PDT · by 1-Eagle · 10 replies · 244+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 14, 2008 | Worldnetdaily
    [Excerpt] When the Atlantic sought a portrait of GOP presidential nominee John McCain for the cover of its October 2008 issue, the magazine called self-described "hard-core Democrat" Jill Greenberg, who took the opportunity to purposefully make McCain look bad, including snapping a shot in which the candidate looms like a horror-movie monster. Greenberg, whose website – www.manipulator.com – advertises her heavily retouched photography style, told the editors of Photo District News that she chose to omit even a standard, complimentary retouching of McCain's photos. "I left his eyes red and his skin looking bad," she said. According to a report...
  • MAC HATER HAS A LOUSY 'IMAGE'

    09/14/2008 8:20:37 AM PDT · by petercooper · 39 replies · 170+ views
    NY POST ^ | 9-14-08 | NY POST
    Didn't see this posted. By GINGER ADAMS OTIS Click To EnlargeVisit Greenberg's Blog Here Last updated: 5:49 am September 14, 2008 Posted: 4:31 am September 14, 2008 Controversial celebrity photographer Jill Greenberg, a self-professed "hard-core Dem," deliberately took a series of unflattering shots of Republican nominee John McCain for the current cover of The Atlantic - and then bragged about it on a blog.... http://www.nypost.com/seven/09142008/news/politics/mac_hater_has_a_lousy_image_129007.htm
  • Lib Photographer Admits Making McCain Look Sinister for Mag Cover

    09/13/2008 5:25:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 287+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | September 13, 2008 | Noel Sheppard
    Media watchers are well-aware that it's not only words that can be used to spread propaganda, but oftentimes it's the pictures involved in the articles. For months, people around the country have been noticing the always flattering photos of Barack Obama, and, by contrast, pictures that make John McCain either look older than what he is, or sickly...or even worse. On Friday, the photography website PDNPulse published a virtual exposé about a professional photographer that admitted taking an intentionally diabolical looking picture of McCain that she hoped would be on the cover of October's Atlantic magazine (emphasis added throughout, photo...
  • Jill Greenberg's despicable photo treatment of John McCain

    09/13/2008 11:36:28 AM PDT · by nuzman · 48 replies · 260+ views
    How Jill Greenberg Really Feels About John McCain ^ | September 12, 2008 | David Walker
    After getting the shot for The Atlantic cover, "Greenberg asked McCain to “please come over here” for one more set-up before the 15-minute shoot was over. There, she had a beauty dish with a modeling light set up. “That’s what he thought he was being lit by,” Greenberg says. “But that wasn’t firing.” What was firing was a strobe positioned below him, which cast the horror movie shadows across his face and on the wall right behind him. “He had no idea he was being lit from below,” Greenberg says. And his handlers didn’t seem to notice it either. “I...
  • THE BRAIN ECONOMY: Bush's economic vision

    10/18/2004 5:43:56 AM PDT · by OESY · 1 replies · 791+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 18, 2004 | NICOLE GELINAS
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