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  • Washington Post suspends reporter for plagiarizing stories on Tucson shooting

    03/17/2011 9:01:08 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2011 | Paul Farhi
    The Washington Post suspended one of its most seasoned reporters Wednesday after editors determined that “substantial” parts of two recent news articles were taken without attribution from another newspaper. Sari Horwitz, longtime Post investigative reporter, was suspended for three months for plagiarizing sections of stories that first appeared in the Arizona Republic. The stories concerned the investigation of...Jared Lee Loughner... Horwitz copied two paragraphs from a Republic story ... when she wrote an article that was first published on The Post’s Web site March 4. A second story...included 10 paragraphs from a Republic story about a search of Loughner’s home....
  • Seeking humor in assassination?

    03/13/2011 11:51:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 13, 2011 | Anthony W. Hager
    Blaming journalists for biased reporting isn't unique. Adherents to all political ideologies accuse the media of aligning with their opponents. However, Washington Post syndicated columnist Esther Cepeda gives conservatives a leg-up in proving leftist favoritism in the "mainstream" media. Either that or she's a total dunce. Ms. Cepeda has issues with the audience at Rep. Paul Broun's (R-GA) town hall meeting. Apparently, the audience laughed when one constituent asked, "Who's going to shoot Obama?" In perfect media fashion Ms. Cepeda parlayed the incident, which the Secret Service investigated and deemed a poor joke, into a blanket hatred for Obama...
  • Stern to WaPo: Labor Movement 'Had Socialist and Communist Tendencies'; Change the Tense, Andy

    03/01/2011 6:24:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/1/11 | Tom Blumer
    Retired Service Employees International Union President Andy Stern was recently interviewed by Journolist organizer and Washington Post staff writer Ezra "the Constitution is confusing because it was written more than a hundred years ago" Klein. In response to a question from Klein about "the animosity between unions and workplaces" (that is what Klein says he said), Stern made an interesting assertion that most readers probably took at face value: We grew up in that culture. In the '30s, people didn't want us to exist. We had to do sit-down strikes . . . we had socialist and communist tendencies.
  • Soros blames Israel, encouraged by Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

    02/03/2011 2:49:53 AM PST · by Scanian · 27 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | February 02, 2011 | Ed Lasky
    The Washington Post shamefully allows George Soros to run one of his op-ed screeds in its pages. This one focuses on the tumult in Egypt and sees a promising future of freedom in the Arab world. This is doubtful. A mere look at the history of the region is enough to reveal the overly optimistic cheerleading. When the Shah fell, Ayatollah Khomeini was described as some kind of saint by Andrew Young, America's Ambassador to the United Nations under Jimmy Carter. Elections in Gaza brought forth Hamas. The Cedar Revolution has been left to wither and now Hezb'allah is in...
  • Ever wonder how the ultra-liberal Democrat supporting Washington Post survives? (YOU support it!)

    01/26/2011 12:50:23 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 12 replies
    Libertarian Republican ^ | January 24, 2011 | Eric Dondero
    M o n d ay,  January 24, 2011Ever wonder how the ultra-liberal Democrat supporting Washington Post survives?What WaPo doesn't want you to knowFrom Eric Dondero:In the age of the enormously successful cable giant Fox and internet news sources, Google News, Yahoo News, and Drudge, scores of print newspapers are going under. Just in the last two years: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Philly Daily News, Ann Arbor News, and Rocky Mountain News have all called it quits. So, how does the grand old Washington Post survive in such an environment? From answer to how the Washington Post is surviving can be found in...
  • Washington Post Organizes News Boycott of Sarah Palin; Starts Twitter Campaign Against GOP Star

    01/22/2011 6:05:07 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 132 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 1/22/11 | Kristinn Taylor; Andrea Shea King
    The Washington Post is engaging in online political activism by encouraging its readers to boycott news coverage of Sarah Palin. The Post has picked up the call initiated this morning by Post columnist Dana Milbank, adding a Twitter link on the column page. The link generates a message to be sent from a Twitter member’s page that reads, “I’m making February a Palin-free month. Will you join me?” The Post added the Twitter link to Milbank’s column this afternoon, several hours after running and pulling a Washington Post online poll about boycotting Sarah Palin news coverage. The poll initially accompanied...
  • WaPo Poll: A three-way pileup atop 2012 GOP presidential race (Huckabee 21, Palin 19, Romney 17)

    01/20/2011 12:34:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/20/2011 | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    Former Govs. Mike Huckabee (Ark.), Sarah Palin (Alaska) and Mitt Romney (Mass.) make up the top tier of the 2012 Republican presidential field, according to a new poll from the Washington Post and ABC News. Huckabee took 21 percent of the vote while Palin received 19 percent and Romney 17 percent among Republicans and GOP-leaning independents. No other potential candidate made it into double digits, although former House Speaker Newt Gingrich received 9 percent and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took 8 percent. The rest of the field received 3 percent or less support. The results were largely consistent across...
  • WaPo Columnist on CNN: 'How Much Time Do We Have Left to Talk About How Stupid Sarah Palin Is?'

    01/16/2011 7:14:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/16/11 | Noel Sheppard
    The Washington Post had better refrain from telling other media outlets to tone down their rhetoric, for on Sunday, one of the paper's longest running columnists asked on national television, "How much time do we have left to talk about how stupid Sarah Palin is?"Such was said by Richard Cohen, a man that has been with the Post since 1968, towards the end of CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" (video follows with transcript and commentary):FAREED ZAKARIA, HOST: Richard Cohen, do you have answers?RICHARD COHEN, WASHINGTON POST: I have nothing but answers.
  • WaPo distorts history to libel Israel

    01/13/2011 10:37:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    american thinker ^ | 1/13/11 | Leo Rennert
    In reporting the collapse of the Lebanese government following resignations of Hezb'allah cabinet members, the Washington Post, in its Jan. 13 edition, recites a long history of such Lebanese crises ("Political Crisis Shakes Lebanon" front page, by Leila Fadel and Moe Ali Nayel). To emphasize the gravity of the situation, the article reports that "The situation could destabilize this key Middle Eastern nation and perhaps spill over into a regional sectarian conflict. In 2006, Israel waged a devastating war in Lebanon, leveling much of the southern part of the country and the southern suburbs of Beirut."
  • As Obama urged unity, Palin brought division

    01/13/2011 10:14:42 AM PST · by cdga5for4 · 110 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2011 | Dan Balz
    Obama has proven to be a polarizing figure in office, but on Wednesday he sought to unify. Palin ended up dividing. On a day of scripted messages, presumably carefully considered, Obama made the most of his. Palin did not.
  • Flashback: WaPo Civility: 'Knock Every Racist and Homophobic Tooth Out of Their Cro-Magnon Heads

    01/09/2011 10:08:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 24, 2010 | Tim Graham
    On Monday morning, the Washington Post decried the "hideous display" of Tea Party protests, but it sounded pretty foam-flecked on Wednesday as Post Metro columnist Courtland Milloy was expressing violent rage on the front of the Wednesday Metro section against the Tea Party protesters: I know how the "tea party" people feel, the anger, venom and bile that many of them showed during the recent House vote on health-care reform. I know because I want to spit on them, take one of their "Obama Plan White Slavery" signs and knock every racist and homophobic tooth out of their Cro-Magnon heads....
  • WaPo Editor Tells Keith Olbermann 'Michele Bachman Has a History of Saying Crazy-Ass Things'

    01/07/2011 8:44:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/7/11 | Noel Sheppard
    Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and Washington Post associate editor Eugene Robinson said on national television Thursday that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has a history of saying "crazy-ass things." After doing so on MSNBC's "Countdown," Robinson was offered $100 by Keith Olbermann if he would title his next article using exactly those words (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Yes, the Constitution is binding [Ezra Klein idiot alert]

    12/30/2010 2:55:04 PM PST · by ejdrapes · 25 replies · 84+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 30, 2010 | Ezra Klein
    Yes, the Constitution is binding By Ezra Klein This morning, I gave a quick interview to MSNBC where I made, I thought, some fairly banal points on the GOP's plan to honor the Constitution by having it read aloud on the House floor. Asked if it was a gimmick, I replied that it was, because, well, it is. It's our founding document, not a spell that makes the traitors among us glow green. It's also, I noted, a completely nonbinding act: It doesn't impose a particular interpretation of the Constitution on legislators, and will have no practical impact on how...
  • 'Don't ask, don't tell' has been repealed. ROTC still shouldn't be on campus (BARF alert)

    12/30/2010 2:48:01 PM PST · by Qbert · 21 replies · 55+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/30/2010 | Colman McCarthy
    Now that asking and telling has ceased to be problematic in military circles, ROTC has resurfaced as a national issue: Will universities such as Harvard, Yale and other Ivy League schools be opened to Reserve Officers' Training Corps since colleges can no longer can argue that the military is biased against gays and therefore not welcome? The debate reminds me of an interview I conducted over parents' weekend at the University of Notre Dame in 1989. I sat down with Theodore Hesburgh, the priest who had retired two years earlier after serving 35 years as the university's president... [Snip] I...
  • Amazing: WaPo Fails toPublish Own Poll on ObamaCare'sLowest Popularity Ever

    12/14/2010 4:34:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/14/10 | Tim Graham
    A new ABC-Washington Post poll found ObamaCare sunk to its lowest popularity yet: 52 percent opposed, and only 43 percent in favor. ABC mentioned the poll without fanfare at the end of a Jake Tapper report on Monday’s World News, and Tapper added this was the health law's "lowest level of popularity ever." But Tuesday’s Washington Post reported not one sentence on the poll in the paper – even as they reported in the paper that the same survey found Obama’s tax-and-unemployment-compensation deal has “broad bipartisan support.
  • WaPo extols Media Matters' exposes of Fox News bias

    12/03/2010 4:20:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 3, 2010 | Leo Rennert
    The Washington Post features a lengthy article  by Paul Farhi on the front page its Style Section about Media Matters, a liberal press watchdog, and its relentless campaign against Fox News and its conservative commentators ("Outfoxed by Fox News?  No Way. -- Liberal group Media Matters relentlessly, obsessively fights conservative network" Dec. 3). To give readers the other side of the coin, will Farhi's editors now ask him for a follow-up article about media monitors and critics who perform a similar function in exposing the persistent anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian reporting bias in the news pages of the Washington Post ?   To name a few of these watchdogs, they include Newsbusters, The Media...
  • WaPo spins doomsday scenario for Israel

    11/17/2010 3:27:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/17/10 | Leo Rennert
    Janine Zacharia, the Washington Post's Jerusalem correspondent, spins a fanciful, sky-is-falling doomsday scenario for Israel: if you don't hurry up and bend over backwards to get a peace deal with Mahmoud Abbas on almost any terms, then get ready for a Hamas takeover of the West Bank and a third intifada that will rock the Jewish state to its foundations. ("Warnings in Israel of need for peace deal -- West Bank Crisis Feared -- Some in military foresee Hamas rise to power" Nov. 17, page A8). Zacharia attributes her dire warning to a couple of unidentified senior Israeli military and...
  • WaPo Buries, NYT Print Edition Ignores Govt. Investigation Finding Obama White House Edited BP

    11/11/2010 6:34:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/11/10 | Ken Shepherd
    During the Bush administration, the media made much of political appointees supposedly editing and otherwise interfering with the integrity of the work of career federal government scientists, particularly on studies pertaining to global warming/climate change. Well now the Associated Press is reporting that an inspector general's report from the Interior Department released yesterday found that the Obama White House "edited a drilling safety report in a way that made it falsely appear that scientists and experts backed the administration's six-month moratorium on new deep-water drilling."
  • (WaPo:) Bad news Democrats _ 2012 could be worse than 2010

    11/09/2010 11:54:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | 11/9/2010 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    Last week's election was bad for Democrats. The next one could be worse. Senate Democrats running in 2012 will be trying to hold their jobs in states where Republicans just scored major congressional and gubernatorial victories - Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, New Mexico and Virginia. The Democrats' problems don't end with senators. President Barack Obama carried those states in 2008, and he will need most of them to win re-election in two years. But this time they all will have Republican governors. These GOP governors can try to inhibit the president's policies and campaign operations. They also can help...
  • WaPo takes aim at the IDF and misses (Enemedia)

    11/07/2010 2:43:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 7, 2010 | Leo Rennert
    The front-page headline in the Sunday Nov. 7 edition of the Washington Post paints a grim picture of the IDF -- "Israel's military faces loss in recruits, status -- Growing number of exempt citizens, recent scandals are among the reasons cited."  The lengthy article, by Jerusalem correspondent Janine Zacharia, jumps to an inside page with an equally gloomy headline -- "Israeli military grapples with decline in recruits, loss of status." Zacharia's first half dozen paragraphs on the front page are in sync with the headline's negative assessments of the IDF -- Growing numbers of young Israelis are avoiding conscription, military planners worry...