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  • Wayne Barrett, tenacious NYC reporter of Trump, dead at 71

    01/19/2017 3:45:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2017 6:15 PM EST | Jake Pearson and Hillel Italie
    Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, a scourge of New York City power brokers from Rudolph Giuliani to Mike Bloomberg during a decades-long career with the Village Voice and an early and tenacious chronicler of President-elect Donald Trump, died Thursday at age 71. Barrett, who had been battling interstitial lung disease, died at NYU Langone Medical Center, his family told The Associated Press. […] Few reporters knew Trump as well as did Barrett, whose death came less than a day before Trump was to be sworn in as the country’s 45th president. He began covering the budding real-estate developer in the late...
  • Mother 'tried to sell daughter, FOUR, for sex to a man she had met.....

    11/01/2013 12:45:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    mail online ^ | Snejana Farberov
    FULL TITLE: Mother 'tried to sell daughter, FOUR, for sex to a man she had met through online prostitution ad' A Michigan mother has been charged with offering her 4-year-old daughter for sex to a man she had met on a classifieds website. Jennifer Brys, 25, and Edward Reardon, 26, were arraigned Wednesday on charges of child sexually abusive activity and using a computer to commit a crime. According to investigators, Miss Brys, of Warren, placed an ad on Backpage.com last month offering her services as a prostitute. Scroll down for video
  • VILLAGE VOICE ENDTIMES

    05/26/2013 8:05:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Yes Weekly ^ | 5/22/13 | Alex Ashe
    If these aren’t the end times, I fear what those might look like. The country’s pioneering alt-weekly, New York City’s Village Voice, has experienced sharp decreases in ad revenue, circulation and staff in recent years. As the paper continues efforts to keep its head above water, a turnoverfilled May has perhaps sounded the paper’s figurative demise, suggesting that its literal end may come sooner than later. On May 9, the Voice’s parent company, Voice Media Group, informed editors of its plan to restructure the paper, which involved further staff cuts. Upon hearing the plans, Editor in Chief Will Bourne and...
  • The New York Times vs. David Mamet (“no longer a brain-dead liberal”)

    04/21/2013 9:49:43 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | Arpil 19, 2013 | Andrew Klavan
    The New York Times is very good at what it does — which nowadays involves a lot of lying in service to a leftist agenda. There are the outright lies (such as the paper’s recent distortion of a police bias trial to make the NYPD appear racist), the lies of omission (such as its lack of full reporting on the Obama administration’s fatal acts of malfeasance and dishonesty in, say, the Benghazi and Fast and Furious scandals), and the atmospheric lies (such as its rose-colored reporting on the disastrous economy in bluer-than-blue California). Altogether, these lies combine to make the...
  • Marco Rubio Slams Media For Openly Promoting Sex Slavery [Video]

    10/06/2012 9:28:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Shark-Tank ^ | 10/5/12 | Javier Manjarres
    Miami- Senator Marco Rubio was given a tour of a secret “stash house” that is used by organized human trafficking rings and then addressed the media to call the public’s attention to the illegal multi-billion dollar a year human trafficking industry. Rubio pulled no punches when he called out the liberal Village Voice media outlet for its “egregious” exploitation of young women who are part of the growing human trafficking epidemic that is increasingly gripping the country. I want to take a moment to call attention to one of the most egregious things going on across our country, and that’s...
  • The End of the Alternative Media

    08/22/2012 4:40:09 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 32 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | August 21, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The death of the Village Voice has drawn out a coterie of mourners bowing their heads over the venerable radical rag, but their orations at its funeral are completely wasted. The death of the Voice is not due to mismanagement, the right wing or its complicity in human trafficking. After all, its former competitor, the New York Press, which forced it to go free instead of charging a buck fifty, died fairly recently. The end of the Village Voice has to be seen in the context of the death of alternative media. The passing of the Village Voice, its thick...
  • Backpage.com Continues to Enable Teen Sex Trafficking

    08/03/2012 1:08:39 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 3, 2012 | JP
    Meranda Warborg was arrested this week. The 29-year-old Minneapolis woman was charged with prostituting two young girls, 15 and 17 years of age, who ran away from their homes in Eau Claire, Wiscconsin. The girls told police that Warborg kept them drugged up with, variously, cocaine, crystal meth, heroin and ecstasy. She also assigned them a bedroom where they provided sex for pay to dirty old men. Police tracked down Warborg through a cell phone number accompanying an online advertisement she posted on Backpage.com – but of course – featuring her under-aged lingerie-clad call girls in suggestive poses. Against that...
  • Village Voice Writer Trapped In White Derangement Feedback Loop

    09/30/2010 12:09:40 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 24 replies
    Reason ^ | September 29, 2010 | Armin Rosen
    I don't think I ever want to meet Steven Thrasher in person. Aside from the fact that the NPR and Village Voice contributor has an ominously violent last name, this dude is p!ssed. Despite this, I'll admit that while reading his recent Voice cover essay on the insanity of white America, I occasionally pictured myself giving Mr. Thrasher a hug. Don't worry, Steven, I'd whisper: Christine O'Donnell is down 15 percent in Delaware. The Islamic community center near Ground Zero will soon be a reality. A single tweet from Sarah Palin doesn't signal the end of white American sanity. (In fact, there is...
  • Naked Bike Ride in Miami Protests Gulf Oil Spill

    06/09/2010 5:20:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies · 257+ views
    The Miami New Times ^ | June 9, 2010 | Amanda McCorquodale
    If you're like us, the first impulse you had after seeing your first oil-soaked seagull was to rip off your clothes and hop on a bike. This Saturday, you can do just that in the company of strangers at the Miami World Naked Bike Ride to protest our nation's dependence on that gooey, wildlife-killing, black gold. OK, so the organizers put an asterisk next to the word nudity, encouraging imaginative costumes and well-placed body paint. In other words, bare as much as you dare. World Naked Bike Ride is an international movement, practiced in cities like Vancouver, British Columbia and...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Guardian can grab for SF Weekly parent's assets { Lien on Village Voice }

    01/07/2010 9:36:42 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 331+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/7/10 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A new court order clears the way for the Bay Guardian to try to raid the financial holdings of the archrival SF Weekly, its parent company and 16 other publications owned by the firm, including New York's Village Voice, to collect on a $21 million lawsuit judgment. Commissioner Bruce Slavit of San Francisco Superior Court granted the Bay Guardian's request Wednesday to place a lien on the Weekly's holding company, New Times Media, and the firm's interests in the Village Voice newspaper chain. Jay Adkisson, the Guardian's lawyer, said Thursday that the lien would enable the newspaper...
  • Godfather of gay lib?

    01/05/2010 3:57:30 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies · 488+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 07/29/71 | Arthur Bell
    Did The Mafia Infiltrate The Gay Rights Movement? This has been a week of marches and open confrontations between Uncle Toms (or Auntie Gays) who have been siding with the syndicate, and the liberationists and revolutionaries who are seeking alternatives to the back room clip joints. Cleverly, Michael Umbers in his public appearances has placed his emphasis of the after-hours raids on police harassment of his good friends, “the poor homosexuals,” thereby diluting the impact of syndicate control and manipulating, via media, the current thrust of the issue. Umbers is shifting the heat from his own hot seat to the...
  • Bay Guardian goes after SF Weekly's parent

    01/04/2010 9:16:58 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 345+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/4/10 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The $21 million war between San Francisco's alternative newspapers heated up in court Monday when the Bay Guardian asked for a stake in all property belonging to the rival SF Weekly and its parent company, the 14-paper Village Voice Media. Nearly two years after a San Francisco jury found that SF Weekly had engaged in illegal price-cutting for advertisements to try to ruin the Bay Guardian, the Guardian has gotten court orders that allowed it to seize and sell its rival's two delivery trucks and confiscate the rents the Weekly receives from tenants in its office space...
  • Video: Tea Party Peeps Do Anti-Obama Version of "New York, New York"

    09/22/2009 9:24:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 906+ views
    Village Voice ^ | Roy Edroso
    They had one of those Tea Parties in Ely, Nevada recently, and tea-partier laureate Lloyd Marcus, accompanied by some lady rebels in a kick-line, performed a version of "New York, New York" with some new lyrics. "Start spreading the news... we're taking back America/In 2010," he croons. "This socialist nightmare/must come to an end/Cause we're gonna vote them out/In 2010/I wanna wake up in an America where I can speak as I please..." Then he takes it to the bridge: "I wanna find my freedom restored/ACORN is out/No Obama something something something... My Obama blues/Will soon melt away..." Maybe he...
  • The Village Voice Lies About NewsReal, Libels Paul Cooper

    08/31/2009 8:28:53 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 6 replies · 252+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 31, 2009 | David Swindle
    This character defamation is not what I wanted to wake up to this morning, but as NewsReal continues to grow it's something we'll have to grow accustomed to accompanying each morning's breakfast. I've always taken my morning coffee black, though I guess now I'll have to down it with two lumps of leftist lies. It appears NewsReal is now officially part of the "Right-Wing Blogosphere," as it made the regular round-up at the leftist Village Voice's feature "The Voice Explores the Right-Wing Blogosphere." Heh, Lies About the Right-Wing Blogosphere is more accurate. Though this shouldn't be a surprise coming from...
  • Birther or Not, Here They Come! Rightbloggers Work the Obama Birth Certificate Angle

    08/02/2009 9:30:47 PM PDT · by jdoug666 · 18 replies · 1,241+ views
    THE VILLAGE VOICE ^ | 8/3/09 | Roy Edroso
    As you may have heard, there is among certain people a controversy as whether Barack Obama was really born in the United States.
  • Olbermann Guest Likens Miss California to Nazi Doll, Makes Crude Sexual Jokes

    05/06/2009 12:08:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies · 3,733+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 6, 2009 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Thursday’s Countdown show, Michael Musto of the Village Voice appeared to help MSNBC host Keith Olbermann lambast Miss California, Carrie Prejean, because of her expression of opposition to same-sex marriage. After Olbermann set up the segment by revealing that Prejean had received breast implants paid for by the Miss California organization, Musto made a number of crude sexual jokes, and even cracked that she was like a "Klaus Barbie Doll," presumably a reference to Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, who was a Gestapo officer responsible for thousands of deaths during World War II. Referring to the Miss California organization,...
  • What Cooked the World's Economy? It wasn't your overdue mortgage.

    02/02/2009 12:41:18 AM PST · by Tempest · 337 replies · 8,186+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | James Lieber
    The basic story line so far is that we are all to blame, including homeowners who bit off more than they could chew, lenders who wrote absurd adjustable-rate mortgages, and greedy investment bankers. Credit derivatives also figure heavily in the plot. Apologists say that these became so complicated that even Wall Street couldn't understand them and that they created "an unacceptable level of risk." Then these blowhards tell us that the bailout will pump hundreds of billions of dollars into the credit arteries and save the patient, which is the world's financial system. It will take time—maybe a year or...
  • Rightbloggers Mixed on Gillibrand, Enjoy Discomfort of Liberals (Village Voice Cites Freeper!)

    01/23/2009 4:17:07 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies · 175+ views
    Village Voice ^ | January 23, 2009 | Roy Edroso
    Conservative reaction to the Kirsten Gillibrand appointment thus far has been mixed. Some approve, on the grounds that it will bother liberals. "LIBERAL DEMS HOWL," heds the New York Post. Wake Up America is happy that liberal blogs are unhappy. NewsBusters says the mainstream media's refusal to use their terminology is proof of bias. "When will the mainstream [media] begin labeling Gillibrand as a 'Maverick Democrat?'" they demand. "Or is the 'maverick' label applied by the MSM only to Republicans who are liberals or 'moderates' (really meaning liberal)?... If she holds to her views then she would definitely be qualified...
  • Nat Hentoff's Last Column: The 50-Year Veteran Says Goodbye

    01/08/2009 5:36:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 99 replies · 3,181+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | January 07, 2009 | Nat Hentoff
    I've borrowed Woody Guthrie's 1942 song to report that this is my last column for the Voice. I'm not retiring; I've never forgotten my exchange on that decision with Duke Ellington. In those years, he and the band played over 200 one-nighters a year, with jumps from, say, Toronto to Dallas. On one of his rare nights off, Duke looked very beat, and I presumptuously said: "You don't have to keep going through this. With the standards you've written, you could retire on your ASCAP income." Duke looked at me as if I'd lost all my marbles. "Retire!" he crescendoed....
  • Village Voice Lays Off Nat Hentoff and 2 Others

    12/31/2008 9:14:37 AM PST · by BCrago66 · 25 replies · 1,182+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/30/08 | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    The troubled Village Voice laid off three employees Tuesday, including Nat Hentoff, the prominent columnist who has worked for the paper since 1958, contributing opinionated columns about jazz, civil liberties and politics.