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  • WaPo: Germans forcing Greece to accept reforms sort of makes it seem like the Nazis are back, huh?

    07/16/2015 1:15:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/16/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Greece wildly overcommits in spending on its welfare state, spending the country to the brink of collapse and then failing to live up to the terms of not one but two IMF bailouts, both of which were heavily financed by Germany I don’t even know what to do with this. If you ever help anyone with a problem, don’t expect to get credit for it from the Washington Post. Because it might be necessary for you to make the recipient of the help shed some bad habits, and if you do that . . . hey, remember how cruel Hitler...
  • WaPo Gets Planned Parenthood Abortion Organ Harvesting Story Wrong

    07/15/2015 11:15:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | July 14, 2015 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    The Washington Post appears to be struggling a bit to cover today's blockbuster story about the undercover video of Planned Parenthood harvesting and selling organs from aborted fetuses. First, they changed the headline to something that's far more friendly to Planned Parenthood without noting the change. **IMANGE ON LINK** Second, the story is substantively wrong. Here's what the Post wrote: The Center for Medical Progress, which recorded and edited the video, says the footage proves that Planned Parenthood is breaking the law by selling fetal organs. But the video does not show Nucatola explicitly talking about selling organs. The Planned...
  • WaPo: Even the backstory on Kerry’s climate-change brag was a lie

    03/30/2015 8:22:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler uses a “Pinocchio” scale to assign a level of egregiousness to lies he uncovers, with four Pinocchios as the maximum … until now. Secretary of State John Kerry earned himself the full complement two weeks ago from Kessler for bragging about his management of the first global-warming hearing in the Senate, a hearing that he not only didn’t arrange but didn’t even attend. Kessler dug deeper on the tall tales emanating from the event, and found that one of the real organizers has been lying about what took place in the hearing in order to...
  • ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ did not happen in Ferguson

    03/22/2015 7:54:38 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/22/2015 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    This phrase became a rallying cry for Ferguson residents, who took to the streets to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. Witness accounts spread after the shooting that Brown had his hands raised in surrender, mouthing the words “Don’t shoot” as his last words before being shot execution-style. The gesture of raised hands became a symbol of outrage over mistreatment of unarmed black youth by police. That narrative was called into question when a St. Louis County grand jury could not confirm those testimonies. And a recently released Department of Justice...
  • Fact checking Hillary Clinton’s news conference (WaPo punts on Pinocchio rating)

    03/16/2015 9:13:31 AM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2015 | Glenn Kessler
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s news conference March 10 left many questions unanswered, and so we were reluctant to fact check it immediately. But enough information has emerged in recent days to at least take a preliminary step at annotating some of her key points. We aim to update this as additional information emerges. At this point, given the fluid situation, we are holding off on issuing a Pinocchio rating but we may do so in the future. Certainly, her claim that her e-mails were immediately preserved has now been called into question — as has her statement that she complied with...
  • Scott Walker’s spineless silence

    02/21/2015 1:27:31 PM PST · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 20, 2015 | Editorial Board
    ... At a private dinner Wednesday for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani said: “I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up, through love of this country.” Mr. Giuliani has dived off the deep end before, so there was nothing all that surprising in his latest poison. But as Post columnist Dana Milbank points out, his remarks presented an early test of...
  • ‘NAACP Bombing’ . . . or Barbershop Bang?

    01/22/2015 4:38:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado Springs, Colo. — From the liberal media’s coverage of my beautiful adopted hometown, you’d think we live in a KKK-infested hotbed where every person of color fears for his or her life. Take a look at these ominous headlines: “Bombing of NAACP headquarters harkens to bad old days” — MSNBC “Colorado Springs explosion recalls violence against NAACP” — the Washington Post “NAACP Bombing Evokes Memories of Civil Rights Strife” — Time magazine “Explosion outside NAACP office could be a hate crime, officials say” — the Los Angeles Times Let me and my brown skin assure you, America: Bull Connor...
  • Washington Post Calls for CNN's Carol Costello to Apologize to Palin Family On-Air

    10/25/2014 4:50:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct. 25, 2014 | John Nolte
    Washington Post media reporter Erik Wemple called on CNN's Carol Costello to apologize to the Palin family in the same venue where she mocked audio of Bristol Palin reporting a physical assault: on-air. Although Costello herself called for an ESPN anchor to be suspended for comments he made about a assault on a woman (after he had apologized on-air), thus far Costello has only issued a short written apology through CNN.
  • Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93

    10/21/2014 6:19:06 PM PDT · by John W · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October21, 2014 | Robert G. Kaiser
    Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post’s transformation into one of the world’s leading newspapers, died Oct. 21 at his home in Washington of natural causes. He was 93. From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily. He achieved that goal by combining compelling news stories based on aggressive reporting with engaging feature pieces of a kind previously associated with the best magazines. His charm and gift...
  • Washington Post Covers Voter Fraud Inaccurately and Incompletely

    08/30/2014 4:18:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 8-29-14 | J. Christian Adams
    Sometimes voter-fraud deniers are forced to discuss the truth of voter fraud. This happened today at the Washington Post (“Fairfax officials say some people may have crossed Va.-Md. line to vote twice in 2012“). While the Post deserves credit from emerging from its cocoon of voter-fraud denial, it deserves scorn for bungling the emergence. Reporter Susan Svrluga notes that “tens of thousands of voters” were registered to cast ballots in both Virginia and Maryland. That’s true, and it is a big problem nationwide. Hundreds of thousands of people are registered to vote in multiple states, and many of them have...
  • 'Washington Post' editorial board stops using Redskins name

    08/22/2014 12:26:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 22, 2014 | Will Brinson
    More and more we're hearing about various members of the media ceasing to use the name "Redskins." In perhaps the biggest deal yet, the Washington Post announced Friday the editorial board would cease using the team's nickname. "While we wait for the NFL to catch up with public opinion and common decency we have decided not to use the slur ourselves except when it is essential for clarity or effect," said a statement on the paper's own site. Worth noting: this doesn't affect the actual paper. The news-gathering side of the business can -- and will as we understand it...
  • How White House Reporters Can Reclaim Their Beat

    07/24/2014 12:26:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 7/24/2014 | Ron Fournier
    Paul Farhi of The Washington Post writes today about a trend at the White House—and throughout journalism—that threatens the quality and credibility of news-gathering: Public-relations "minders" are injecting themselves into our interviews with politicians, CEOs, and other policymakers. Minder madness joins the surge of "background briefings" and the decline of access to decision-makers as evidence that the White House—and other big instititutions—are manipulating the press. It's that, but it's also something worse: It's evidence that journalists are ceding control when they should be seizing it, accepting canned news rather than breaking it. Farhi writes, "Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between...
  • WOW! WaPo Posts Anti-Semitic Cartoon of Netanyahu Punching Gaza Baby (Video)

    07/19/2014 10:41:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/19/14 | Jim Hoft
    The anti-Semitism of the left leaked out through the liberal media this week.The Washington Post published this cartoon of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly punching a Palestinian baby. Via Pamela Geller:
  • WaPo: Individual Right to Gun Ownership Created by Supreme Court in 2008

    06/23/2014 11:57:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/23/14 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 22 Washington Post reporter Robert Barnes argued that the Supreme Court created the individual right to keep and bear arms in 2008, via District of Columbia v. Heller. No attempt to grapple with our Founding Father´s words or intentions was made, but Barnes did make clear his belief that Justice Anthony Kennedy will be key to restricting the right the court allegedly created. Barnes makes this point by citing UCLA law professor Adam Winkler, who notes Kennedy voted with the majority in Heller, thereby "establishing the individual gun ownership right." But Winkler also contends that "it was Kennedy
  • Fact-checking the Benghazi attacks(3 bag hurl)

    05/13/2014 11:45:27 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Wapo ^ | 5-12-14 | Glenn Kessler
    In the National Journal recently, columnist Ron Fournier put it bluntly: “Everyone’s Lying to You About Benghazi.” He said Americans were faced with a choice of two evils — White House spin and GOP conspiracy theories. Having examined this issue repeatedly since it first burst into the news, The Fact Checker could not agree more. Neither side has covered itself with glory here.With all due respect to Rep. Gowdy, the chairman of the new select House committee on the Benghazi attacks, many of the questions he posed have already been answered — and fact-checked. Meanwhile, the White House has done...
  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker Suggests People with Southern Accents Not 'Smart' or 'Sophisticated'

    04/06/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2014, 9:11 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    After NBC's "Meet The Press" host David Gregory ran an anti-ObamaCare ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor from Arkansas featuring a couple with a southern accents questioning the confusing nature of the Affordable Care Act, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker objected to Americans for Prosperity using people with southern accents in political ads running in Arkansas: "I think you could find someone who doesn't have a southern accent who is confused by this act," Parker said. "We always seem to find the character who seems a little countrified, who can't just fathom this. You know there there are plenty of smart...
  • Did the Washington Post Collaborate With Congressional Democrats to Smear the Koch Brothers?

    03/31/2014 5:45:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Power Line ^ | 3/31/14 | John Hinderaker
    So far, I have heard nothing in response to my email to Washington Post reporters Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson about their possible coordination with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Henry Waxman or other Democrats in writing the article about the Keystone pipeline that I critiqued here> and here. I will follow up with them in due course. In the meantime, I have written the following letter to Whitehouse and Waxman: Dear Senator Whitehouse and Congressman Waxman: On March 26, you wrote a letter to David Robertson, President of Koch Industries, about Koch’s ostensible relationship to the Keystone Pipeline. I found
  • Bombshell In WaPo/Keystone Scandal: Did the Post Coordinate With Congressional Democrats?

    03/26/2014 9:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Power Line ^ | March 26, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    A major development occurred today in the scandal surrounding the Washington Post’s attempt to advance Democratic Party talking points by falsely linking Koch Industries to the Keystone Pipeline. In the unlikely event that you are not already familiar with the story, you should begin by reading this post and this one, as well as the one from last October where I dismantled the International Forum on Globalization report that was the basis for the Washington Post’s story of March 20. The facts, very briefly, are these: Koch Industries has no interest in the Keystone Pipeline; it has not lobbied in...
  • WashPo Embarrasses Itself (#1 Lesson in Reporting: Check your Sources!)

    03/21/2014 4:47:31 PM PDT · by absentee · 7 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 03/21/14 | Anita Gunn
    The Left’s obsession with the Koch Brothers is so out of control that the Washington Post, once a respected newspaper, now nothing but a shill for left wing causes, has made itself a laughing stock with its latest article entitled, “The biggest lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers.” [snip] The main point of the Post story, which relied uncritically on a two-page report by the far-left International Forum on Globalization (“IFG”), is dead wrong. The Post story itself acknowledges that the tar sands encompass 35 million acres, so Koch’s 1.1 million...
  • Washington Post Falls For Left-Wing Fraud, Embarrasses Itself

    03/21/2014 4:14:18 AM PDT · by don-o · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 20, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    snip Why would the Washington Post embarrass itself by republishing a thoroughly discredited attempt to link the Koch brothers to the Keystone Pipeline? Because that is a Democratic Party talking point, and the Post is a Democratic Party newspaper. But the truth is a little worse than that. Who is Post reporter Juliet Eilperin? Among other things, she is married to Andrew Light, who writes on climate policy for the Center for American Progress. The Center for American Progress is an Obama administration front group headed by John Podesta, who is a “special advisor” to the Obama administration. CAP’s web...
  • BREAKING: Warren Buffett Buys WPLG! [Democrat Owns ABC Station in Miami, Florida]

    03/15/2014 5:30:49 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 3/12/14
    Billionaire Warren Buffet’s iconic company Berkshire Hathaway will trade 1.6 million shares of Graham Holdings stock in exchange for WPLG, according to a report from Deadline It’s been known for a while that Buffett wants to exit Graham Holdings, formerly known as the Washington Post Co., who are left with only their TV stations and a business in the education sector. Buffett will allegedly get WPLG plus an unspecified amount of cash. The Washington Post company bought WPLG in 1969 and changed its call letters to WPLG in memory of Phillip L. Graham, the husband of Washington Post publisher Katherine...
  • Nate Silver Rips Thomas Friedman: Not Much 'Original Thinking'

    03/14/2014 11:26:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Mar 2014 | John Nolte
    Five-Thirty-Eight's Nate Silver mocked New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman as a "hedgehog" who "only knows one thing." When asked to describe what a hedgehog is, Silver pointed to Friedman specifically and the op-ed columnists at the Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal: ... They don’t permit a lot of complexity in their thinking. They pull threads together from very weak evidence and draw grand conclusions based on them. They’re ironically very predictable from week to week. If you know the subject that Thomas Friedman or whatever is writing about, you don’t have to read the column. You can...
  • Who’s the Villain Here? (vomit alert)

    03/06/2014 6:36:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/5/2014 | Nicholas Kristof
    Shrewd reporting about the Ukraine crisis comes from The Onion, which declared that American reaction is evenly divided — between the “wholly indifferent” and the “grossly misinformed.” In the latter category, it seems, belong the chest-thumpers who blame the Crimea catastrophe on President Obama. “We have a weak and indecisive president that invites aggression,” scolded Senator Lindsey Graham (revealing his own weakness: grammar). “President Obama needs to do something!” Likewise, Senator John McCain complains that Obama’s foreign policy is “feckless,” so that “nobody believes in America’s strength anymore.” Representative Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, worries that...
  • Ninth Circuit strikes California’s restrictive rule against licensed carry of handguns

    02/13/2014 6:24:25 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/13/2014 | David Kopel
    The Ninth Circuit’s decision in Peruta v. San Diego, released minutes ago, affirms the right of law-abiding citizens to carry handguns for lawful protection in public. California law has a process for applying for a permit to carry a handgun for protection in public, with requirements for safety training, a background check, and so on. These requirements were not challenged. The statute also requires that the applicant have “good cause,” which was interpreted by San Diego County to mean that the applicant is faced with current specific threats. (Not all California counties have this narrow interpretation.) The Ninth Circuit, in...
  • Dana Milbank's Hack Journalism

    12/17/2013 1:54:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 17, 2013 | Peter Flaherty
    Yesterday, I confronted outgoing General Motors CEO Dan Akerson, the speaker at a National Press Club luncheon. At a press conference beforehand, and through the first question at the conclusion of his remarks, I requested that GM repay taxpayers the $10 billion in direct GM bailout costs. Akerson's refusal dominated much of the media coverage of the event. This was clearly not the story line that Akerson intended. In short, we happily stepped all over his message that the bailout is a success and that GM is back. The USA Today/Detroit Free Press story is headlined. "GM's CEO rejects repaying...
  • Freep a Poll! (deal with Iran over its nuclear weapons program good for the U.S.?)

    11/29/2013 6:30:34 AM PST · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 11-28-13 | Washington Post
    Is the deal with Iran over its nuclear weapons program good for the United States? Yes No
  • Washington Post Sells Headquarters for $159M

    11/28/2013 7:59:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | AP
    <p>The longtime headquarters building of The Washington Post is being sold to a real estate development company for $159 million.</p> <p>Graham Holdings Co. is the former parent of The Washington Post newspaper. The company announced a deal Wednesday to sell the downtown Washington building to Carr Properties. The sale is expected to close at the end of March 2014.</p>
  • Obama’s Chilling Effect On Journalism

    10/17/2013 12:48:45 PM PDT · by Mark · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | Posted: 10/16/13, 4:40 PM PDT | Editorial,Daily News
    It’s telling that a new report on the Obama administration’s dealings with journalists comes from the Committee to Protect Journalists — an organization that normally focuses on press freedoms abroad. President Obama’s White House has been so extraordinarily unfriendly toward investigative journalism — not just unfriendly, but an outright enemy — that CPJ had to look inward this time, examining the loss of freedoms of the press in our own country rather than pointing out problems in some Third World backwater. And the report, by Leonard Downie Jr., a former executive editor of The Washington Post, found that the administration...
  • WaPo Writer Refers to Cruz as 'Ted bin Laden'

    10/14/2013 7:49:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/14/13 | John Nolte
    On the pages of The Washington Post, columnist Kathleen Parker (who poses as a Republican) compared the Republican Party to a fictional mafia crime family and refers to Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz as "Ted bin Laden," an obvious reference to the Osama bin Laden, the Islamist terrorist responsible for the murder of thousands of Americans: In trying to understand the Republican Party’s internal battles, it helps to think of Michael and Sonny. Corleone, that is. … That would be Ted Cruz, the Texas senator who grabbed headlines by speaking for 21 hours against Obamacare. Cruz is neither Michael nor...
  • Washington Post sued for race and age discrimination

    09/12/2013 10:52:27 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/13 | Evan Ghar
    The Washington Post is being sued for age and race discrimination by a longtime black advertisement department employee who was abruptly fired and replaced with a younger white man in what the lawsuit suggests was part of a larger effort by the paper to push out older black workers. Sounds sinister, but in the federal lawsuit, which has not been reported anywhere else, David DeJesus, 59, does not actually allege any overtly discriminatory behavior by his boss, such as racial slurs or derogatory comments based on his age. But thanks to the expansive interpretation of civil rights laws that the...
  • Washington Post, CNN and Time websites hit by pro-Assad hackers

    08/15/2013 4:06:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 15, 2013 | by Dave Le
    Websites belonging to the Washington Post, CNN, and Time have been attacked by supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Some links on the sites were redirecting readers to the website of the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). The breaches have been blamed on a third-party link recommendation service that all three sites used. The SEA has hit several media companies in recent months, mostly via social media. In this attack, the group was able to manipulate links served by content recommendation service Outbrain, which has now been taken offline.
  • Syrian Electronic Army hacks Washington Post Web site

    08/15/2013 11:59:43 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2:06 PM | Paul Farhi and Hayley Tsukayama
    The Washington Post’s Web site was disrupted Thursday morning by a hacker group sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that apparently launched a coordinated wave of attacks on American news outlets. A group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army briefly infiltrated The Post’s Web site and redirected readers of some stories to the SEA’s site. The organization supports Assad, who has led a long, bloody campaign to crush a rebellion in Syria. The intrusion lasted for about 30 minutes and affected a number of foreign-news stories. “We’ve taken defensive measures, and at this time there are no other issues affecting...
  • Can Bezos Save The Washington Post?

    08/09/2013 10:20:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The Washington Post is a legend in the minds of the Washington elite, so its financial decline has caused quiet panic. As NPR media reporter David Folkenflik put it, "You think of stories like the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, these are all stories where The Washington Post led the nation's understanding, the world's understanding of some major issues." Outside the liberal media, you wonder how long Post fans can wallow in their Nixon-crumbling polyester "glory days" in the early 1970s. But nostalgia ruled as the Graham family sold the Post to Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon.com. "Now he is...
  • Can Jeff Bezos and John Henry Teach Old Media New Tricks?

    08/08/2013 4:43:55 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 15 replies
    hbr.org ^ | August 8, 2013 | Michael Schrage
    Transformationally speaking, technological innovation is easy. Culture change is not. Jeff Bezos knows this. If he wants to kindle his newly-acquired Washington Post into Amazon Prime, he's free to do so. Technically enhancing the Post will be a digital snap. Getting his paper — pun intended — to adopt, adapt to or embrace an authentically customer-centric Bezosian vision, however, will prove very, very hard. The reasons for that resistance will have little to do with money but almost everything to do with the Post's proud, defiantly elitist and self-righteously professional self-image (a self-image equally ensconced in papers like The New...
  • Graham Crackers (Mark Steyn)

    08/07/2013 11:10:11 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 7, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    I don’t like to plug, honestly, but my anthology Mark Steyn’s Passing Parade includes an essay written twelve years ago, upon the death of Washington Post proprietor Kay Graham. Excerpt: The media’s sense of proportion is never more out of whack than when bidding farewell to one of its own, but even so the passing of Katharine Graham set impressive new standards of risibility: “The Most Powerful Woman In America,” “The Most Powerful Woman In The World,” “America’s Queen,” “Kay’s Amazing Grace,” “Oh, Kay,” “Special Kay”… No “Kay, Why?”, funnily enough, though the question is certainly worth asking...
  • All The President's Men

    08/06/2013 8:17:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-6-2013 | MOTUS
      “Benghazi coverup? What Benghazi coverup!?? We no longer cover phony scandals” In hindsight that trip to the Amazon distribution center in Chattanooga to talk about (small case) jobs, jobs jobs makes more sense. Now that we can officially announce that Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post, you see the perfect symmetry, right? Coming soon: all the news that’s fit to read Even some of our most loyal supporters wondered why Big Guy would pick Amazon - king of the crappy, minimum wage job that makes Walmart look like a worker’s paradise - to discuss his  "better bargain for the...
  • Obama Visited Amazon 6 Days Before Founder Bought WaPo

    08/05/2013 8:26:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Journalism ^ | 8/5/13 | Ben Shapiro
    While conservatives and liberals consider the political leanings of Washington Post buyer and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in an attempt to divine how his politics will affect those of the historic institution, the truth appears to be far simpler: the Post is now Bezos’ latest political tool in a crony capitalist effort to work with the Obama administration. How else to explain President Obama puzzling decision last week to roll out his corporate tax plan at an Amazon.com fulfillment center? Bezos spent $250 million of his own money to purchase the Post, which is bleeding money at an incredible rate
  • Amazon’s Founder to Buy The Washington Post

    08/05/2013 6:36:16 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 13 replies
    washington post ^ | August 5, 2013 | CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY
    The Washington Post, the newspaper whose reporting helped topple a president and inspired a generation of journalists, is being sold for $250 million to the founder of Amazon.com, Jeffrey P. Bezos, in a surprise deal that has shocked the industry.
  • Journalists respond with snark and awe to Washington Post sale

    08/05/2013 5:48:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill's Twitter Room ^ | August 5, 2013 | Lara Seligman
    Journalists responded with shock, awe and a predictable amount of snark to the news that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos had bought The Washington Post. The news was announced Monday afternoon. Bezos himself, rather than his company, bought the Washington newspaper for roughly $250 million. The sale includes just the Post and not other publications owned by The Washington Post Company. Esquire's Chris Jones joked about Bezos's decision not to buy the contrarian Slate.com, which The Washington Post Company owned for the last few years.....
  • Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

    08/05/2013 1:40:07 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 120 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2013
    The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations. Bezos, whose entrepreneurship has made him one of the world’s richest men, will pay $250 million in cash for The Post and affiliated publications to the Washington Post Co., which owns the newspaper and other businesses. Seattle-based Amazon will have no role in the purchase; Bezos himself will buy the news organization and become its sole owner when the sale is completed, probably within 60...
  • Radical Activist Filmmaker Laura Poitras Shared Byline on WaPo NSA Story

    06/11/2013 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/11/13 | Alana Goodman
    The coauthor of the Washington Post’s bombshell story on the National Security Agency’s PRISM surveillance program is a long-time activist filmmaker who has railed against U.S. counterterrorism policies put into place after the Sept. 11 attacks. Filmmaker Laura Poitras, who shared the lead byline with former Post journalist Barton Gellman on the paper’s front-page NSA story, is not on the Post’s staff and is not a print reporter. Poitras has criticized the “illegal” Guantanamo Bay detention facility, described enhanced interrogation techniques as “legalized torture,” and criticized the intelligence community’s surveillance methods in her films and public comments. While traditional media...
  • How the Washington Post Lost the PRISM Exclusive [media bias]

    06/10/2013 1:01:09 AM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | Abby Ohlheiser
    Barton Gellman posted a story cobbled from his chat transcripts with Snowden late Sunday, which contained this exchange concerning the whistleblower's conditions to keep the story the Post's: To effect his plan, Snowden asked for a guarantee that The Washington Post would publish — within 72 hours — the full text of a PowerPoint presentation describing PRISM, a top-secret surveillance program that gathered intelligence from Microsoft, Facebook, Google and other Silicon Valley giants. He also asked that The Post publish online a cryptographic key that he could use to prove to a foreign embassy that he was the document’s source....
  • WashPost Plays 'Hide the Benghazi' In Its Front-page Susan Rice Promotion Story

    06/06/2013 2:27:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/6/13 | Tim Graham
    The Washington Post played a game of “Hide the Benghazi” in its front-page story on Obama nominating Susan Rice to be the new National Security Adviser. The headline beat around the bush: “Obama signals new approach on national security: A Bigger U.S. Role Abroad. In shuffle, Rice replaces Donilon as adviser.” Reporter Scott Wilson announced “a major shuffle” and “an ideological shift” (let’s guess toward more humanitarian intervention). But you’d have to wait until paragraph twenty-two for the B-word: But months later, Rice watched as the aftermath of the Libyan intervention upset her career.
  • Not Satire: WaPo's Surreal Report on Holder's Off-the-Record "Press Freedom" Meeting

    05/31/2013 2:33:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Sean Higgins thinks this Washington Post " report " on Eric Holder's widely-boycotted confab with journalists is "beyond parody." Yeah, pretty much: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. pledged Thursday to take concrete steps to address concerns that the Justice Department has overreached in its leak investigations and said officials would seek procedural and possibly legislative changes to protect journalists’ First Amendment rights. Holder’s commitment came at a private meeting with news executives after criticism that the Justice Department had infringed on the news media in several high-profile leak investigations. Participants said he told them officials would revise guidelines...
  • NYT, WaPo, USA Today editorial boards blast Obama over seizure of AP phone records

    05/15/2013 7:48:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Politico reported earlier today that Washington DC has begun to turn against Barack Obama and his administration. Thanks to Obama’s own arrogance, write Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei, he has little good will inside the Beltway anyway, and that leaves him with few passionate defenders in the latest scandal cascade: The town is turning on President Obama — and this is very bad news for this White House.Republicans have waited five years for the moment to put the screws to Obama — and they have one-third of all congressional committees on the case now. Establishment Democrats, never big fans of...
  • Playing politics with tax records (WashPost)

    05/11/2013 1:16:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2012 | Post Editorial Board
    A BEDROCK principle of U.S. democracy is that the coercive powers of government are never used for partisan purpose. The law is blind to political viewpoint, and so are its enforcers, most especially the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service. Any violation of this principle threatens the trust and the voluntary cooperation of citizens upon which this democracy depends. So it was appalling to learn Friday that the IRS had improperly targeted conservative groups for scrutiny. It was almost as disturbing that President Obama and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew have not personally apologized to the American people and promised a...
  • Washington Post suffers 85% earnings drop [ Why do they track earnings? / sarc ]

    05/03/2013 1:05:21 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    politico.com ^ | May 3, 2013 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    The Washington Post Co. on Friday reported bad news for its newspaper division, with revenue totaling $127.3 million for the first quarter of this year — down four percent from 2012 — and an operating loss of $34.5 million. Overall, the company posted a profit of just $4.7 million, an 85 percent drop in earnings from the net income of $31 million for the first quarter of last year.
  • Washington Post 1Q Net Tumbles 84% (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    05/03/2013 8:19:04 AM PDT · by abb · 28 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 3, 2013 | Matthew Rocco
    Washington Post Co. (WPO) reported Friday an 84% drop in first-quarter profit amid one-time charges and a loss from discontinued operations. Decreases in print advertising and circulation at its namesake paper have weighed on the newspaper and education company’s earnings in recent years. Washington Post announced in March that it will begin charging readers for access to its paper’s website, after raising circulation prices in January. The company’s profit tumbled to $5.2 million, or 64 cents a share, from $31.5 million, or $4.07 a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue remained level at $959.1 million and operating expenses were also...
  • WaPo reporter: I’m not covering the Gosnell abortionist trial because it’s not really a policy story

    04/14/2013 8:16:47 AM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 12, 2013 | Dan Calabrese
    One person deserves the bulk of the credit for bringing to light the media’s criminal neglect of the Gosnell trial, and that’s liberal columnist Kirsten Powers. Yeah, she is often conservatives’ favorite liberal (although I have a few others), not only because she’s a Christian, but also because she is intellctually honest and refuses to parrot the left-wing company line on stuff like Benghazi or even the treatment of Sarah Palin. But she’s still a liberal and a strong Obama supporter, so you have to give her credit for calling the media out like this. Today on Facebook, Powers links...
  • WPost reporter explains her personal Gosnell blackout

    04/13/2013 3:17:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Get Religion ^ | April 12, 2013
    I’ve been writing about media coverage of abortion for many years. And so have many others. If you haven’t read David Shaw’s “Abortion Bias Seeps Into The News,” published in the Los Angeles Times back in 1990, you should. That report also explains why we cover the topic here at GetReligion.But the thing is that I’m getting kind of sick of pointing out egregious bias only to see things not just remain bad but get worse. Just think, in the last year, we saw the media drop any pretense of objectivity and bully the Susan G. Komen Foundation into funding...