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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...
  • Framed: The campaign to portray gun dealers as criminals

    10/30/2010 8:28:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 October, 2010 | Kurt Hoffman
    The Washington Post has, over the course of this week, run what they're calling an "investigation"--a multi-part hit piece on gun dealers, blaming them for "gun crime." The series starts with Sunday's five-page article about Realco guns, in Forestville, Maryland, which has, according to the article, sold more than 2,500 "crime guns" over the last eighteen years. What the article does not do, however, is present any evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the owners/operators of Realco--just the opposite: State and federal regulators have documented only minor problems in numerous inspections. We are then treated to this Orwellian quote,...
  • Moody's Downgrades Washington Post On Proposed Education Rules (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/28/2010 3:37:29 PM PDT · by abb · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 28, 2010 | Nathan Becker
    Moody's Investors Service downgraded Washington Post Co. (WPO) by a notch, saying new government rules to reduce student-loan default rates will hurt earnings at Kaplan, its biggest operating segment. The firm cut its ratings on Post Co.--publisher of the namesake newspaper--to A2, leaving it midway between Aaa and junk territory. The outlook is negative, meaning another downgrade isn't out of the question. The company was put on watch for downgrade in August. The for-profit education sector faces new rules from the U.S. Department of Education that would penalize individual programs for graduating students with high debt loads. The regulator, though,...
  • Spineless Washington Post Caves to Fear of Islam's Thuggery

    10/12/2010 5:25:38 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 13 replies ^ | 10/12/2010 | Gina Miller
    The deranged bending-over-backward by business and other leaders in the West to avoid offending the Islamists has gotten to the point of ridiculousness. The latest example of bowing to the intimidation of Islamic goons is by the Washington Post, which, Sunday before last, on October 3rd, decided not to run a daily cartoon because it contained the name Muhammad--no picture, mind you--just the name. It was Wiley Miller's "Non Sequitur" cartoon. The cartoon in question is a single-panel that shows a park scene with all sorts people engaged in various activities like feeding birds, flying a kite, sailing a remote-controlled...
  • On the right, hateful words are fired like bullets (...WaPo journalist loses his mind)

    10/05/2010 9:29:35 AM PDT · by Qbert · 78 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 10/5/2010 | Richard Cohen
    I still ride a bike. I do 12 miles, several days a week, and as I do so I listen to music -- the Pandora service on my iPhone. I have created a station that plays folk rock. Lately, it has repeatedly played the Neil Young song "Ohio": "What if you knew her and found her dead on the ground?" On the bike, I have to repress a tear. "Ohio" has been around for 40 years, and I have heard it over and over again. It's about the 1970 killing of four students at Kent State University during a demonstration...
  • Mad Lib OTD: Richard "Scarecrow" Cohen - Tea Party Speech Causes Death & Destruction

    10/05/2010 9:08:58 AM PDT · by toma29 · 3 replies
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 10/05/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    Richard Cohen, from whom Frank L. Baum got the inspiration for Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz, has completely veered off the Yellow Brick Road more than normal today. From the Washington Post: On the right, hateful words are fired like bulletsIt seems that if Scarecrow had a brain, he'd also have memories of the hatred from the Left during George W. Bush's presidency - things like death threats against him and an actual assassination movie. Fired like bullets. How does Scarecrow start his tripe-filled column? By reliving the liberal glory days of the sixties: I still ride a bike....
  • Washington Post to buy back 750,000 shares (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/23/2010 10:35:14 AM PDT · by abb · 19 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | September 23, 2010 | Jeff Clabaugh
    The Washington Post Co. says its board of directors has authorized a stock repurchase of up to 750,000 shares of its Class-B common stock, or close to 10 percent of its Class-B common shares outstanding. The company did not announce a ceiling price for the shares to be bought back or a time limit for the repurchases. At its current price, the buyback would represent about $274.5 million. There are currently 7.24 million Class-B shares out. The Washington Post’s Class-A shares, owned by the Graham family, carry more voting heft than its Class-B common shares. Washington Post stock (NYSE: WPO)...
  • Why Obama doesn't get Glenn Beck

    08/31/2010 12:04:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | August 31, 2010 | Charles M. Lane
    Not every American who marches behind a hateful crackpot is a hateful crackpot. The peaceful, thoughtful throng that assembled for Louis Farrakhan at the Million Man March in 1995 -- including a young Barack Obama -- proved that point. Notwithstanding some commentary, I tend to feel the same way about the much different (and rather smaller) assemblage that gathered at the behest of Glenn Beck in Washington last Saturday. Certainly, if you’re president of the United States, the most prudent course is to draw a distinction between the leader and the anonymous masses and treat the latter with at least...
  • For-Profit Kaplan U. (WaPo Sugar Daddy) Hears Its Fight Song (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/30/2010 9:08:51 AM PDT · by abb · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 30, 2010 | Russell Adams and Melissa Korn
    Washington Post Co. Chairman Donald Graham recently abandoned his hands-off approach to the company's cash cow, making several trips to Capitol Hill to lobby against proposed regulations that threaten earnings at Post Co.'s Kaplan Inc. for-profit-college business. The U.S. Education Department this summer proposed regulations that would tie access to federal aid programs to graduates' success in paying off loans. "They aimed at the bad actors and they wound up scoring a direct hit on schools that service low-income students," Mr. Graham said in an interview. "That cannot be what the Obama administration wants." Best known for its test -...
  • Same-sex marriage gains GOP support

    08/28/2010 12:18:06 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 88 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 27, 2010 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    A growing number of Republicans are breaking with the party's traditional stance to publicly state their support for same-sex marriage, a shift strategists say stems as much from demographics as from the renewed focus on economics and the "tea party" movement. A solid majority of adults younger than 30 - about six in 10 - support the right of gay and lesbian couples to legally wed, according to a Washington Post poll in February. But even many older Americans and self-identified social conservatives have changed their view on an issue that just six years ago galvanized voters in support of...
  • John McCain, your country is calling (WaPo cheers for McCain to pick next GOP presidential nominee)

    08/27/2010 4:49:07 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-08-27 | David S. Broder
    Now that John McCain has taken care of his political business in Arizona, it is time for him to return to Washington and the responsibilities he bears as a leader of the Republican Party and the nation. (snip) One of the conspicuous failings in the past few years has been the absence of a second party making principled decisions on when to support and when to oppose the president. McCain has the best opportunity -- and the best credentials -- to restore this. (snip) It is up to McCain to choose when and how to exert the influence he commands......
  • WaPo: "Mosque" fight reveals Cheney-ization of GOP

    08/24/2010 9:16:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2010 | Journ0Lista: Greg Sargent
    EXCERPT Obama's positions are more in line with the old-line GOP defense establishment in D.C. -- people like Colin Powell and James Baker, as well as Bush holdovers who are working for Obama, like Robert Gates and David Petraeus. Yet Republican elected officials and office seekers have almost uniformly adopted the Cheney-ite critique of Obama on issues like torture, Mirandizing terrorists, and whether to close Guantanamo. In other words, the widespread opposition to Cordoba House among Republicans is only the latest installment in the ongoing Cheney-ization of the GOP. I don't need to tell you that this trend has ominous...
  • WaPo JournoLista Sargent Gets Sandbagged by Obama and Harry Reid

    08/17/2010 8:38:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | 8/17/10 | John Sexton
    Greg Sargent is a Washington Post blogger and compromised JournoList hack whose “Plum Line” entries are decidedly left of center. Greg was overwhelmed with enthusiasm last Friday when, for a brief but shining moment, it appeared President Obama was supporting the construction of the ground zero mosque. He gushed that it would “go down as one of the finest moments of his presidency.” Sargent contrasted Obama’s bold stance with the “clever little dodge” which some Republicans were using. Here’s his description of the conservative stance, “The group has the right to build the center, runs this argument, but they are...
  • Deal For Newsweek Close To Completion (Liberal millionaire to buy dying magazine for $1)

    08/02/2010 9:42:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 79 replies · 3+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/2/10 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    A deal to sell Newsweek to a 91-year-old stereo equipment magnate could be announced as early as today, a move that would signal the end of a half-century of ownership by The Washington Post Company.
  • Washington Post Greg Sargent's innacuate and biased report on military voting

    08/02/2010 10:21:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies · 2+ views
    Election Law Center ^ | August 2, 2010 | Christian Adams
    Once upon a time you could count on the Washington Post to be accurate, even if everyone knew they were biased.   Greg Sargent of the Washington Post proves today that is no longer true.  For his latest piece has both bias and inaccuracy.  Mr. Sargent’s lack of accuracy demonstrates why the Post doesn’t have a rosy future – bias and inaccuracy is the death knell of dead-trees journalism.  The cost structure doesn’t have enough of a market that enjoys both bias and inaccuracy in their product. For starters, he reports that no states have applied for waivers from military voting...
  • JournoList: 75 Names Confirmed (with news organizations)

    07/23/2010 1:07:17 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 92 replies · 4+ views
    Source List Included | 07/23/2010 | BuckeyeTexan
    The following 75 names are confirmed members of the now-defunct JournoList listserv. 1. Ezra Klein - Washington Post, Newsweek, The American Prospect 2. Dave Weigel - Washington Post, MSNBC, The Washington Independent 3. Matthew Yglesias – Center for American Progress, The Atlantic Monthly 4. David Dayen - FireDogLake 5. Spencer Ackerman – Wired, FireDogLake, Washington Independent, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect 6. Jeffrey Toobin – CNN, The New Yorker 7. Eric Alterman – The Nation, Media Matters for America 8. Paul Krugman – The New York Times, Princeton University 9. John Judis – The New Republic, The American Prospect...
  • No Tell Intel (Oliver North)

    07/22/2010 9:07:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 23, 2010 | Oliver North
    GEORGETOWN, S.C. — "The Washington Compost" is mercifully less than ubiquitous down here in the Carolina Lowcountry. That's why I was a bit surprised by the comments of a fellow customer at the Independent Seafood pier when I went to fetch some fresh catch for dinner. "I'm outraged by the classified information on our intelligence operations in that paper," he said. I quickly surmised he was referring to the much-hyped "Top Secret America" series in The Washington Post. Very upset by what he had read in the WaPo, he didn't hesitate to tell me why. "I'm calling my congressman and...
  • WaPo Hack Cohen: You Just Don't Get How Awesome This Obama Train Wreck Is

    07/20/2010 11:36:47 AM PDT · by sdkruiser · 5 replies
    Stephen Kruiser ^ | 07/20/10 | Stephen Kruiser
    "Really, it's not him, it's you."Journolist may be gone but the brain-dead mantra generating machine continues its uncritical support of The Lightbringer. Not only do six out of 10 voters "lack faith in the president to make the right decisions for the country," according to a Post-ABC News poll, but Barack Obama does not even get credit for the right decisions he's made. The bank bailout averted a financial crackup and the stimulus package pulled the economy back from the abyss. Along with reform of the financial industry and health care, these are considerable achievements. Only the voters disagree. Stupid...
  • Media Liberals on 'JournoList' Plotted to Bury the Jeremiah Wright Story in 2008

    07/20/2010 8:02:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Media Liberals on 'JournoList' Plotted to Bury the Jeremiah Wright Story in 2008 By Tim Graham Created 07/20/2010 - 08:14 The Daily Caller [1] has another scoop on the leftist JournoList e-mails today, recalling when liberal scribes all wanted the Jeremiah Wright story to be dead and buried in the spring of 2008. Jonathan Strong explained "Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage." Stephanopoulos...
  • Dana Priest's controversial co-author (William Arkin)

    07/20/2010 8:50:03 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies ^ | 07/20/2010 | KEACH HAGEY
    With two Pulitzer Prizes to her name, Dana Priest is one of the Washington Post’s most celebrated reporters. Until Monday, when the Post published the first installment of a bombshell series on post-9/11 intelligence industrial complex, national security blogger William Arkin was hardly known to the paper’s readers. But from a media perspective, Arkin’s role as co-author of the series might be the more important. It marks the first time one of the Post’s bloggers – lately the cause of controversy because they sometimes blur opinion and reporting — has had a byline in one of the paper’s big, investigative...
  • Are conservatives suspicions regarding the media justified? Yes.

    07/19/2010 3:52:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2010 | Laura Curtis, Special to The Examiner
    Howard Kurtz whines that “[Conservative] candidates seem to regard it as an affront when reporters challenge them on their past statements and inconsistencies, which is a basic function of journalism. They are avoiding or limiting interviews with all but the friendliest faces as a way of circumventing the press. And some of them delight in skewering the mainstream media, a tactic that plays well with their base.” It’s interesting that Kurtz doesn’t mention the Obama administration’s attempt to boycott Fox News, and its ongoing complaints about that network. Conservative aversion to the media is indicative of a key fact about...
  • The WaPo’s Ombudsman opines on Panthergate

    07/17/2010 5:03:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 17, 2010 | Roger L. Simon
    I have nothing personal — I don’t know the man and wish him well — against the Washington Post’s ombudsman Andrew Alexander, when I say he shouldn’t have his job. I don’t think the Post — or any newspaper or news website, for that matter — should have an ombudsman.Ombudsmen perform a dubious task, prolonging the pretense that such media outlets are unbiased. They are not, they cannot be and, in the final analysis, they shouldn’t be. They are written by humans, a uniformly biased group, whether they admit it to themselves or not, for whom objectivity is almost...
  • Why the silence from The Post on Black Panther Party story?

    07/17/2010 2:01:26 PM PDT · by jonascord · 42 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunnday, July 18, 2010 | Andrew Alexander
    I'm not going to post any of the body of the text, since I don't know if the Wapo likes getting it's nose rubbed in it. The article is a really, REALLY, weak self-serving excuse of why it has taken a year plus to mention the New Black Pathers voter intimidation case.
  • Confidence in Obama reaches a new low

    07/13/2010 12:09:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    America is waking up from its dream. Dan Balz and Jon Cohen of the WaPo write: Public confidence in President Obama has hit a new low, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. Four months before midterm elections that will define the second half of his term, nearly six in 10 voters say they lack faith in the president to make the right decisions for the country, and a clear majority once again disapproves of how he is dealing with the economy. Regard for Obama is still higher than it is for members of Congress, but the gap has...
  • From Washington Post To NBCU: Dave Weigel Joins MSNBC As Paid Contributor

    06/28/2010 8:37:09 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 6 replies ^ | 06/28/2010 | Steve Krakauer
    Team Weigel rejoice – it didn’t take Dave Weigel very long to land on his feet after he resigned last week from The Washington Post. Tonight at the end of Countdown, Keith Olbermann introduced new “MSNBC contributor” Dave Weigel. Olbermann teased an announcement regarding Weigel throughout the program, and when he finally introduced his guest around 8:55pmET, he said, “We are very proud to announce is, as of like, I don’t know, 20 minutes ago, an MSNBC contributor. Welcome Dave…and you thought last week was fun, wait until you see what this week holds for you.”
  • An Unhappy Day At The Washington Post

    06/25/2010 12:23:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 36 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 25, 2010 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    (Warning!Contains Highly Offensive Expletives Undeleted!) Via Instapundit But also sort of a happy day at The Washington Post, for the dwindling band of writers and editors there who value such old-fashioned traits as temperance in the expression of personal views; forthrightness; and fairness. The liberal blogger Dave Weigel, who was hired by The Post to cover the conservative movement, has resigned, after advising Matt Drudge on a semi-public forum for leftish commentators to set himself on fire. Put aside the controversy over whether the Post, which was advised by its star blogger, Ezra Klein (who once advised parties unknown, via...
  • On Father's Day, hypocrites are all in the family (Palin has no FamValues cuz Levi's ma does drugs)

    06/19/2010 1:56:45 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 35 replies · 1,003+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 6-19-10 | Colbert I. King
    Family, marriage and the contribution of fathers come together as topics for reflection on Father's Day. So I'd like to know why Barack Obama, a husband and a father in a family structure that encompasses bonds deemed essential to our society, is constantly and savagely attacked by conservative leaders whose personal circumstances undermine the family values they espouse?.......
  • WaPo Falsifies Extent of Israel's Humanitarian Aid To Gaza, Lets Hamas Off The Hook

    06/18/2010 2:48:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 183+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 18, 2010 | Leo Rennert
    No sooner does Israel announce that it's easing its land blockade of Gaza than Washington Post correspondent Janine Zacharia complains that it isn't nearly enough, while she turns a blind eye to the fact that Hamas is the real culprit for any deprivations in Gaza because it has turned the territory into a forward base for its war against the Jewish state.  ("Israel will allow more goods into Gaza Strip" June 18, page A18). Zacharia's anti-Israel, pro-Hamas bias is encapsulated in her third paragraph, when she writes about how the flotilla incident "drew the world's attention to the extent of Israel's...
  • Something missing in anti-Israel WaPo article (Zacharia)

    06/04/2010 9:19:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies · 394+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 4, 2010 | Leo Rennert
    According to Janine Zacharia, the Washington Post's Jerusalem correspondent, economic and social problems in Gaza date back to 2005 when "Israel first imposed a closure on the territory" and "the blockade has intensified over the three years since Hamas seized power." Then things got worse, she adds, with shortages of construction materials to repair buildings "Israel bombed last year" ("In Gaza, a dysfunctional way of life" June 3, front page). In other words, whatever problems Gazans experience are Israel's fault -- a tendentious misreading of recent history. Because there's a glaring omission in Zacharia's dispatch -- no mention whatsoever of...
  • WaPo gives Sarah Palin's freaky-deaky stalker a forum to be even freakier a deakier!

    05/29/2010 8:18:53 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 12 replies · 539+ views ^ | 05/29/2010 | Stacy Drake
    If you want to know what I, and others, think about Dave Weigel, look no further than right here. This unprincipled fraud isn’t worth a whole lot more of my time. Joe McGinniss on the other hand has my full attention. This is the most unhinged, unethical, untrustworthy, bottom feeding parasite, in what can laughingly be called “journalism.” This is a loser who took money from a man, to help him tell his story of innocence in a murder trial, acted like the guy’s best friend, and then for the sake of having a “better story for his book” turned...
  • WaPo Gives Sarah Palin’s Freaky-Deaky Stalker A Forum To Be Even Freakier And Deakier!

    05/29/2010 7:40:10 AM PDT · by curth · 5 replies · 420+ views
    A Time For Choosing (blog) ^ | May 29, 2010 | Gary Jackson
    If you want to know what I, and others, think about Dave Weigel, look no further than right here. This unprincipled fraud isn’t worth a whole hell of a lot more of my time. Joe McGinniss on the other hand has my full attention. This is the most unhinged, unethical, untrustworthy, bottom feeding parasite, in what can laughingly be called “journalism.” This is a loser who took money from a man, to help him tell his story of innocence in a murder trial, acted like the guy’s best friend, and then for the sake of having a “better story for...