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  • Sri Srinivasan, who is he? Scalia's possible replacement?

    Shortly after news broke that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had passed many started speculating who his successor would be if President Barack Obama were to nominate the next Supreme Court Justice. One name floated frequently was Sri Srinivasan, who The New Yorker described as "the nominee in waiting."
  • The Fermi Paradox Is Not Fermi's, and It Is Not a Paradox

    02/02/2016 1:30:21 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 81 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 1/29/16 | Robert H. Gray
    Two big ideas often come up in discussions about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI. One is the Drake Equation, which estimates the number of civilizations in our Galaxy whose signals we might be able to detect--potentially thousands, according to plausible estimates. The other is the so-called Fermi paradox, which claims that we should see intelligent aliens here if they exist anywhere, because they would inevitably colonize the Galaxy by star travel--and since we don't see any obvious signs of aliens here, searching for their signals is pointless. The Drake Equation is perfectly genuine: it was created by astronomer...
  • The Foundations behind the Left

    01/19/2016 8:40:59 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 4 replies
    Red State ^ | Jan 19 2016 | Jon Henke
    Over a decade ago, the New York Post's Ryan Sager published a blockbuster story, showing that "campaign finance reform has been an immense scam a cadre of left-wing foundations and disguised as a "mass movement." Based on the astonishing testimony of Sean Treglia, who ran the campaign finance reform effort for Pew Trusts, Sager reported that...(continued at link)
  • Why the Koch brothers drive liberals nuts

    01/26/2016 11:29:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1/22/2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Jane Mayer of The New Yorker has a new book out: “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.” It’s mostly about those old devils the Koch brothers. Charles and David Koch are billionaires. They own a very big company. They also are very prominent philanthropists, giving hundreds of millions to cancer research, concert halls and other worthy causes. But what makes them hated and feared by progressives such as Mayer is their political work. They help fund some organizations and foundations, some purely educational, some partisan. To listen to the left, they...
  • Guns Don't Kill People. The Obama Administration Kills People.

    01/24/2016 6:30:22 AM PST · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | January 24, 2016 | Benny Huang
    "I'm really good at killing people," Barack Obama once allegedly said. The origin of the quote is the 2013 book "Double Down" by veteran political journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, who cite unnamed Obama aides as their source. The two reporters have journalistic credits even a liberal would respect--The New Yorker, The Economist, and MSNBC, to name a few. Some people choose not to give the quote credence because its source is anonymous and it wasn't caught on tape. Skepticism surrounding anonymous quotes is of course understandable though I surmise that most doubters have political motives. People who are...
  • Hillarys Email Scandal? Rush Limbaugh Made Her Do It!

    09/02/2015 12:14:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9-1-15 | John Hinderaker
    In the current issue of the New Yorker, Steve Coll, Dean of the Columbia University School of Journalism, has a brief piece on Hillary Clintons private email problems. He traces the current scandal toRush Limbaugh! Hillary Clinton, in her memoir Living History, recounts her struggle to defend her privacy while residing in the White House. Some of her stories have a gothic tone. After Bill Clintons first inauguration, Harry and Linda Thomason, friends from Hollywood, found a jocular note under a pillow in the Lincoln Bedroom. It was from Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio host. How did the note get...
  • Once Again Going After Eric Metaxas, Now in The New Yorker, Lawrence Krauss Opts for Misdirection

    01/28/2015 6:21:37 AM PST · by Heartlander · 1 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | January 27, 2015 | Daniel Bakken
    Once Again Going After Eric Metaxas, Now in The New Yorker, Lawrence Krauss Opts for Misdirection Daniel Bakken January 27, 2015 2:21 PM | Permalink Now a month after the fact, cosmologist and "skeptic" Lawrence Krauss has made another attempt at damage control in the wake of that wildly popular Christmas Day article by Eric Metaxas in the Wall Street Journal. The Metaxas essay, which went viral, argued that science increasingly makes the case for God. The first try by Dr. Krauss was obviously rushed, and wasn't published by the WSJ, though the Richard Dawkins Foundation did post it on...
  • MLK marches w/Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and slain officer on cover of New Yorker

    01/18/2015 9:35:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Grio ^ | January 17, 2015 | Blue Telusma
    The January 26th edition of The New Yorker imagines a world where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marches arm in arm with some of the most polarizing news figures from 2014 and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The publication is known for its controversial covers, but this one entitled The Dream of Reconciliation shows Dr. King with Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and New York City Police officer Wenjian Liu, who was killed by a gunman in December peacefully walking with arms linked as an American flag waves in the background. Artist Barry Blitt who drew it says he...
  • Obama Wants the Privilege without the Accountability of Being the First Black President

    01/23/2014 6:11:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | January 23, 2014 | Crystal Wright
    President Barack Obama enjoys the celebrity and uniqueness of being Americas first black president but loathes the accountability that comes with the job. Since day one, Obama has cried racism as the cause for his inability to work with Republicans in Congress or basically get anything meaningful done in five years of his presidency. The very thing that got Obama elected, his race, is the very crutch he continuously uses to eschew criticism for a job poorly done. So, it was no surprise to read in the New Yorker's sweeping interview with the president that he blames the failures of...
  • On PBS, David Remnick Praises Obama Administration As Scandal-Free, Pro-Science

    01/21/2014 1:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | January 21, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    David Remnick of The New Yorker showed up on PBS’s Charlie Rose Monday night to discuss his long, mostly sympathetic profile of Barack Obama from the January 27 issue of the magazine. Near the end of the interview, Rose focused in on the president’s reported desire to be “big.” The host wondered, “[W]hat's his definition of 'big,' and does he believe in his deep recesses of his own mind that the chance of that has slipped away?” Remnick replied that no, Obama does not think his chance of being “big” has slipped away. The editor then rattled off a laundry...
  • Political cartoon compares Redskins logo to swastika, confederate flag

    10/18/2013 10:45:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    My FOX DC ^ | October 18, 2013 | My FOX DC
    <p>The Redskins name debate just isn't going away.</p> <p>A new political cartoon in the New York Daily News is raising eyebrows by comparing the Skins logo to a swastika and the confederate flag.</p> <p>Next to it is written the caption "Archaic Symbols of Pride and Heritage."</p>
  • Bert & Ernie Celebrate Gay Marriage

    06/28/2013 10:13:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | June 28, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Next weeks cover is a painting of Bert and Ernie cuddling on a couch while watching the nine Supreme Court justices on television. The artwork is titled, Moment of Joy. Its amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime, artist Jack Hunter, the artist told The New Yorker. The magazine said Hunter submitted the unsolicited artwork via Tumblr. This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate, he told the magazine. In 2011 the Sesame Workshop addressed questions about the sexual orientation of Bert and Ernie in a Facebook posting. Bert and...
  • Scarborough Clashes With 'New Yorker' Editor Over Mag's Bush-Bashing Obama Endorsement

    10/24/2012 7:23:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Some serious fur flew on the Morning Joe set today, as Joe Scarborough clashed with David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker. Setting Scarborough off was the magazine's endorsement of Barack Obama that lauded the president for relieving the "national shame inflicted by the Bush administration." Scarborough saracastically asked Remnick "who got paid the bonus for being able to squeeze in, quote, 'the shame of the Bush years?'" Scarborough went on to scald Remnick for the left's hypocrisy in giving President Obama a pass for pursuing many of the same policies that it had accused Bush-Cheney of undermining the Constitution...
  • Jonah Lehrers Journalistic Misdeeds at

    09/01/2012 6:46:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | August 31, 2012 | Charles Seife
    For the past three months, Jonah Lehrer, science journalist, author of three books, and (former) New Yorker staff writer has been under siege. In mid-June, he was accused of recycling his old work and publishing it as new. Since then, a number of accounts assert that Lehrer committed the two mortal sins of journalism: fabrication and plagiarism. Before Lehrer joined The New Yorker, he was one of the premier bloggers at; the site still boasts several hundred blog posts he wrote for his Frontal Cortex blog. Quite naturally, when the Lehrer scandal first broke, the editors at worried...

    07/22/2008 1:13:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 151+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 22, 2008 | ADAM BUCKMAN
    THE brainy English teacher who became the central figure in the quiz-show scandals of the late 1950s has broken his silence. Charles Van Doren, 82, is finally telling his side of the story in a first-person account published in this week's New Yorker magazine, which came out yesterday. Van Doren - who lives in Connecticut with his wife of 50 years and still teaches college-level English (most recently at the University of Connecticut in Torrington) - said he decided to go public with his version of the "Twenty-One" quiz-show story for the sake of his grandchildren. The New Yorker story...
  • Obama Satire Is Not Slander

    07/16/2008 6:07:46 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 3 replies · 168+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | July 16, 2008 | The Stiletto
    Barack Obama launched a Web site that fact-checks smears about him, his wife and his career. It remains to be seen whether this is an effective tactic against negative campaigning, but it certainly isnt very funny. The New Yorker did much the same thing with its cover depicting President Obama - in full Muslim regalia - doing the fist bump with First Lady Michelle - sporting a 70s-style Afro and with an assault rifle slung over her shoulder as the American flag burns in an Oval Office fireplace, above which hangs a portrait of Usama bin Laden. It is...
  • RUSH: Who Is It That Gets Upset Over Stupid Cartoons? Radical Muslims!

    07/15/2008 2:39:41 PM PDT · by Miss Didi · 26 replies · 168+ views ^ | July 15, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Obama campaign, they continue to be in a tizzy over this New Yorker cartoon. Let me ask you a question. Obama and his team are upset over a cartoon on the cover of The New Yorker, a leftist publication, that makes him look like a Muslim, that makes his wife look like a terrorist Muslim, that has the American flag burning in the fireplace, under the portrait of Osama Bin Laden in the Oval Office. The Obama campaign and The Messiah himself were said to be very, very upset over this. Let me ask you...
  • Obamas rapid rise from Chicago politics to the national stage

    07/15/2008 2:03:43 PM PDT · by bstein80 · 6 replies · 132+ views
    The Conservative Revolution ^ | 7-15-2008 | Brendan Steinhauser
    While The New Yorkers cartoon depiction of Barack and Michelle Obama as radical terrorists is making lots of news, the interesting article inside the magazine on his rise in politics seems to be getting little attention. But this is one of the best articles Ive read about Obama, and all voters should be familiar with its content. The theme of the 18 page article by Ryan Lizza entitled, Making It: How Chicago Shaped Obama, is that Obama is a very practical politician not afraid to do what it takes to win. Lizza recounts the story of Obama using technicalities to...
  • Report: Harsh Methods Used On 9/11 Suspect(Cry me a river barf alert)

    08/06/2007 9:22:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies · 1,657+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2007 | Josh White, Julie Tate and Joby Warrick
    Article Details Torture That Mastermind Said He Endured Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was subjected to the CIA's harshest interrogation methods while he was held in secret prisons around the world for more than three years, part of an interrogation regimen that the International Committee of the Red Cross has called "tantamount to torture," according to a New Yorker article to be published on the magazine's Web site today. In a 12-page article released yesterday, reporter Jane Mayer analyzes the development of the CIA's secret interrogation techniques and writes that a...
  • Seymour Hersh discusses U.S. "invasion plans" on Iranian Radio:

    04/08/2007 10:53:49 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 11 replies · 1,269+ views
    New Yorker journalist Hersh gave an interview to Islamic Republic of Iran radio discussing US plans for air and ground invasion of Iran. Transcript here. Excerpt: Question: As our supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei has stated in case of any attack upon us we have got the right to retaliate against American interests and bases at any place of our choice. So doesnt US administration fear about targeting its bases around our country and its establishments or killing its forces and etc? Answer: You know I can just tell you it should and again as I wrote in the New...
  • U.S. developing contingency plan to bomb Iran: report [leak, leak, drip, drip.....}

    02/24/2007 5:12:13 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies · 3,843+ views
    U.S. developing contingency plan to bomb Iran: report Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:52 PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters) - Despite the Bush administration's insistence it has no plans to go to war with Iran, a Pentagon panel has been created to plan a bombing attack that could be implemented within 24 hours of getting the go-ahead from President George W. Bush, The New Yorker magazine reported in its latest issue. The special planning group was established within the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in recent months, according to an unidentified former U.S. intelligence official cited in the article...
  • Democrats Target Pentagon Planning

    11/24/2003 3:19:36 PM PST · by Maria S · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | Nov. 24, 2003 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The sordid tale now making the rounds in the "mainstream" press of a rogue Pentagon intelligence operation has all the elements of an urban legend: heavy breathing, a secret basement office "down by the ramp" and government officials who form a hidden alliance based on long-ago ties to an obscure but influential university guru. Only the work of a few good men with the courage to face up to this "cabal" - and a few crusader-journalists to help them - can make the demons scatter and scare the dark ones into the light. Or so the story goes on those...
  • A New Yorker Kind of Guy (He worked for Time, spied for the Communists, and helped kill Americans)

    06/08/2005 10:23:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies · 1,844+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 6/9/2005 | Ben Stein
    If you wanted to see the perfect example of the ethical and moral collapse of the Mainstream Media, you could not do better than a long article in the New Yorker of May 23, 2005. The article is entitled, "The Spy Who Loved Us." Written by a teacher at the University of Albany, named Thomas Bass, it's about a man named Pham Xuan An. Now very old, An was -- among many other things -- a correspondent in Saigon during the Vietnam War for Time magazine. He was apparently considered a particularly brilliant and well-informed correspondent and very well liked...
  • Twelve Pair Visit Syriana:Matt Damon & George Clooney come back together for political thriller

    05/26/2004 6:51:54 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 6 replies · 633+ views
    FilmStew.comDaily ^ | Wednesday, May 26, 2004 | Mark Umbach
    Matt Damon and George Clooney come back together for political thriller Matt Damon and George Clooney, who are currently working together on Steven Soder-bergh's Ocean's Eleven sequel - Ocean's Twelve, will reteam for the Stephen Gaghan-helmed political thriller Syriana. In addition, Amanda Peet is in final negotiations to join the project. Set up at Warner Bros., Clooney and Soderbergh's studio-based Section Eight will produce the project with shooting slated to begin during the summer. Gaghan adapted the script, which is loosely based on the Robert Baer non-fiction novel See No Evil: The True Story of a Foot Soldier in the...
  • Faulty Sources Isikoff & MSM previously used: Karen Kwiatkowski & Patrick Lang

    05/19/2005 5:55:33 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 51 replies · 3,790+ views
    NRO and Iraq News ^ | 5-17-05 | Michael Rubin
    Two items: [1] From Laurie Mylroie's "Iraq News" Newsletter - Tue, 17 May 2005 20:03:39 -0400 Subject: Michael Rubin, Prior Isikoff Use of Faulty Source From the list of Michael Rubin, previously at DoD and now at AEI (May 17, 2005): This was not the first time Michael Isikoff has used faulty or fabricated sources. In reporting the myth that Doug Feiths office created its own intelligence unit, he relied on Karen Kwiatkowski, who associated with the Lyndon LaRouche movement. Kwiatkowski said on tape that she was Isikoffs chief source. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligences Report on the U.S....
  • Free Republic Mentioned as Part of a National Mob in the New Yorker

    03/15/2005 6:51:32 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 132 replies · 2,475+ views
    myself | March 15,2005
    The New Yorker will not allow the posting of it's articles in Free Republic, but I just thought it was interesting that after reading this article "What Would Jesus Do?" in The New Yorker, that Free Republic was lumped as part of a National Mob. I will list the link below in post one for your own Freeper Reading pleasure.
  • CIA renditions of terror suspects 'out of control:' report-Boiling prisoner suspects' body parts

    02/08/2005 10:48:57 PM PST · by ainitfunny · 157 replies · 7,316+ views
    Fair use for education/discussion purposes: Yahoo! News News Home - Help AFP CIA renditions of terror suspects are 'out of control:' report Sun Feb 6, 5:57 PM ET WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Central Intelligence Agency (news - web sites)'s 'rendition' of suspected terrorists has spiralled 'out of control' according to a former FBI (news - web sites) agent, cited in a report which examined how CIA (news - web sites) detainees are spirited to states suspected of using torture. Michael Scheuer a former CIA counterterrorism agent told The New Yorker magazine "all we've done is create a nightmare," with regard...
  • Seymour Hersh: 'We've Been Taken Over By A Cult'

    01/26/2005 3:53:39 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 74 replies · 2,757+ views
    Demcracy Now ^ | 1/26/05 | Amy Goodman
    As the Senate Judiciary Committee voted today on the nomination of Alberto Gonzales for Attorney General, we hear a speech by investigative reporter Seymour Hersh on torture from Guantanamo to Abu Gharib to Vietnam.Hersh is the author of 'Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Gharib.' He spoke last month at the Wise Free Synagogue in New York.'The amazing thing is that we have been taken over by a cult of eight or nine neo-conservatives that have somehow grapped the government.' 'Just how and why they did it so efficiently, we will have to wait for much later...
  • Next stop: Iran - Yank commandos already in place, mag says

    01/17/2005 1:40:31 AM PST · by kattracks · 43 replies · 2,522+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/17/05 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - U.S. commandos are hunting for secret nuclear and chemical weapons sites and other targets in Iran, and have a plan to turn the hard-line Islamic country into the next front in the war on terrorism. "It's not if we're going to do anything against Iran. They're doing it," an ex-intelligence official tells this week's issue of The New Yorker. Since at least last summer, the U.S. teams have penetrated eastern Iran, reportedly with Pakistan's help, the magazine said. "Iraq is just one campaign," the official told investigative reporter Seymour Hersh. "The Bush administration is looking at this as...
  • Sy Hirsch Tries To Rip Off Gunny Bob?

    01/16/2005 8:56:24 AM PST · by GunnyBob · 50 replies · 2,311+ views
    I could use some intel from you guys. Last week, I broke the story on Clear Channel stations from coast to coast of how the US is conducting clandestine reconnaissance missions via Global Hawk in Iran. The Hawks are searching for intel on Iran's nuke program. One went down near Arak, where Iran has their heavy-water facility. I also reported that the rumors of US manned reconnaissance flights over Iran were in fact decoy flights to draw Iran's attention away from the GH missions. I just heard on MSNBC that Sy Hirsch will have an article in next week's "New...
  • Journalist (Seymour Hersh): U.S. planning for possible attack on Iran.

    01/16/2005 8:17:42 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 71 replies · 3,078+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | CNN
    The Bush administration has been carrying out secret reconnaissance missions to learn about nuclear, chemical and missile sites in Iran in preparation for possible airstrikes there, journalist Seymour Hersh said Sunday. The effort has been under way at least since last summer, Hersh said on CNN's "Late Edition." In an interview on the same program, White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett said the story was "riddled with inaccuracies." "I don't believe that some of the conclusions he's drawing are based on fact," Bartlett said. He said his information on Iran came from "inside" sources who divulged it in the hope...
  • LAUGH BREAK. BUSH WON. Blame The New Yorker

    12/30/2004 6:56:36 AM PST · by Liz · 49 replies · 2,464+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | December 26, 2004 | WALTER KIRN
    Now that America's urbane sophisticates have had to acknowledge their status as a fringe group so out of touch with mainstream moral values, tournament bass fishing, Nascar and Christian rock that their electoral and cultural clout is marginally less than that of Casper, Wyo., legions of self-doubting highbrows are asking themselves how this decline into decadence occurred. Because of what enfeebling bad habit did the proud and potent thinking class that gave us F.D.R. and J.F.K. fade into a cynical, ironic, smirking bunch of spiritual weaklings headed up by Al Franken and Michael Moore? Was the problem attending movies instead...
  • Web of Conspiracies. False rumors go from fringe staff go mainstream-again and again.

    05/18/2004 7:03:21 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 49 replies · 1,502+ views
    NRO ^ | May 18, 2004, 8:36 a.m. | Michael Rubin
    On May 13, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy berated Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz at the Senate Armed Services Committee, condemning "disaster after disaster" in U.S. Iraq policy. Well before the Abu Ghraib revelations, Kennedy has sought to transform Iraqi freedom from a philosophical and strategic issue into a partisan debate, without regard either to reality or result. On April 6, Kennedy called Iraq "George Bush's Vietnam." On March 5, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy, speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations, took the president to task for allegedly exaggerating the threat posed by Iraq: "The evidence so far leads to...
  • O'Reilly Factor - Left-wing "reporters" met with John Kerry in Al Franken's apartment

    03/22/2004 7:13:09 PM PST · by kcvl · 266 replies · 2,353+ views
    In an effort to galvanize the message Kerry wants to deliver in the time remaining, he convened a powerful roster of journalists and columnists in the New York City apartment of Al Franken last Thursday. The gathering could not properly be called a meeting or a luncheon. It was a trial. The journalists served as prosecuting attorneys, jury and judge. The crowd I joined in Frankens living room was comprised of: Al Franken and his wife Franni; Rick Hertzberg, senior editor for the New Yorker; David Remnick, editor for the New Yorker; Jim Kelly, managing editor for Time Magazine; Howard...
  • Al Franken, Seriously (NYT puff piece)

    03/19/2004 3:13:11 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 16 replies · 1,443+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | 03/21/04 | RUSSELL SHORTO
    I'm in a rental car with Al Franken, and we're driving across New Hampshire on the Sunday before the nation's first primary, heading to a John Edwards rally. The Democrats are in a kooky mood following the sudden collapse of Howard Dean in Iowa, and Franken -- comedian, celebrity, scourge -- is spending two days in the state not in any official capacity but as a sort of good-will representative from the party's satiric wing. He is not, as you might think from the outrageous trappings of his comedy, an extreme lefty but rather a devout party man, one who...
  • Israel Cracked Iranian Code, J'lem Post (citing New Yorker)

    06/04/2004 10:53:22 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 11 replies · 345+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | March 3, 2004, Wednesday | Yaakov Katz
    SECTION: NEWS; Pg. 5 Report says Israeli unit cracked Iranian code A secret intelligence unit, known as Unit 8200, broke a sophisticated Iranian code enabling Israel to monitor communications, including contacts with Pakistan regarding the development of Iranian nuclear weapons, The New Yorker reported on Tuesday. "On a trip to the Middle East last month, I was told that a number of years ago the Israeli signals-intelligence agency, known as Unit 8200, broke a sophisticated Iranian code and began monitoring communications that included talk between Iran and Pakistan about Iran's burgeoning nuclear weapons program," investigative reporter Seymour M. Hersh wrote....
  • It's chic to knit and purl with the girls ... and guys

    01/16/2004 12:45:43 PM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 61 replies · 968+ views
    The Dominion Post ^ | 1/16/2004 | George R. Plagenz
    What's wrong with this picture? A man and a woman are seated next to each other on a plane. She is reading a book, he is knitting. If you said, ''Men don't knit, women do,'' that's not the right answer. Actually, there is nothing wrong with the picture. More men are knitting today, including many whose names you will recognize -- such as Roosevelt ''Rosey'' Grier, a former star tackle with the New York Giants pro football team and the Los Angeles Rams; actors Russell Crowe and David Arquette, and Robert Gottlieb, former editor of The New Yorker magazine. Knitting...
  • Copyright Infringement complaint from Vanity Fair/Cond Nast

    09/23/2003 1:40:22 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 174 replies · 4,244+ views
    <p>From: "Gigante, John D."</p> <p>We represent The Conde Nast Publications, publisher of Vanity Fair. It has come to our attention that your website posted and continues to post without permission at least two copies of an article entitled "The Message in the Anthrax" written by Don Foster for the October 2003 issue of Vanity Fair.</p>
  • WHO LIED TO WHOM? (The Original Seymour Hersh Article About Uranium and Niger That Started It All!)

    07/14/2003 9:57:21 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 103 replies · 6,911+ views
    The New Yorker ^ | March 31, 2003 | Seymour M. Hersh
    WHO LIED TO WHOM? by SEYMOUR M. HERSH Why did the Administration endorse a forgery about Iraq's nuclear program?Issue of 2003-03-31Posted 2003-03-24 Last September 24th, as Congress prepared to vote on the resolution authorizing President George W. Bush to wage war in Iraq, a group of senior intelligence officials, including George Tenet, the Director of Central Intelligence, briefed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Iraq's weapons capability. It was an important presentation for the Bush Administration. Some Democrats were publicly questioning the President's claim that Iraq still possessed weapons of mass destruction which posed an immediate threat to the...
  • 'Tastemakers' chew the fat above the masses

    10/01/2002 6:51:18 AM PDT · by GeneD · 305+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 9/30/02 | Simon Houpt
    NEW YORK -- Magazines aren't just for reading any more. They are the centrepiece of brand identities, core products that can be extended into every avenue of life. Maxim recently loaned its name to a line of hair-colour products aimed at the randy twentysomething men comprising its primary demographic. Last June, Seventeen magazine opened a salon and spa in a Dallas mall, where overstressed teenaged gals could relax with a massage and pedicure on their daddy's credit card. The challenge for brand extension is perhaps a little more acute for the publisher of The New Yorker, an institution that remains...
  • The Watchdog of Ocean Parkway (Lefty "Right-Wing Controls-the-Media" Loon Gigglefest Alert!)

    03/19/2002 2:26:11 PM PST · by Timesink · 25 replies · 349+ views
    The New Yorker ^ | March 18, 2002 | Seth Mnookin
    THE WATCHDOG OF OCEAN PARKWAY Issue of 2002-03-25Posted 2002-03-18 It was question-and-answer time at the Barnes & Noble on Broadway at Eighty-second Street on a recent Friday night. Frank Bruni, a reporter for the Times, had just finished reading from "Ambling Into History," his account of George W. Bush's Presidential campaign and first year in the White House. A pale woman in the third row spoke up: "Many media outlets, including the Village Voice, Salon, and The New Republic, have accused you, for lack of a better word, of being a major suckup," she said, her voice reflecting a...