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  • My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant (BARF ALERT!!!)

    06/22/2011 12:17:32 PM PDT · by Baladas · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/22/11 | ose Antonio Vargas
    One August morning nearly two decades ago, my mother woke me and put me in a cab. She handed me a jacket. “Baka malamig doon” were among the few words she said. (“It might be cold there.”) When I arrived at the Philippines’ Ninoy Aquino International Airport with her, my aunt and a family friend, I was introduced to a man I’d never seen. They told me he was my uncle. He held my hand as I boarded an airplane for the first time. It was 1993, and I was 12. My mother wanted to give me a better life,...
  • Never Forget the Power of the Mass Media to Distort Reality

    06/20/2011 7:02:42 PM PDT · by llandres · 2 replies
    pajamasmedia ^ | June 20,2011 | Barry Rubin
    There is no lack of antisemites today. But it is very hard to talk about the identity of the vast majority of them. Indeed, Yale University has just revamped its institute on antisemitism, apparently because it spent too much time talking about the overwhelming problem with antisemitism today–Islamic and especially Islamist antisemitism. In other words, the real antisemites are whitewashed, while those fighting antisemitism are called antisemites. The supporters of Israel are called enemies of Israel by those who themselves are generally enemies of Israel. The truth is the exact opposite of what Milbank wrote. Beck is the leading purveyor...
  • How states are rigging the 2012 election

    06/19/2011 7:51:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/19/11 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    An attack on the right to vote is underway across the country through laws designed to make it more difficult to cast a ballot. If this were happening in an emerging democracy, we’d condemn it as election-rigging. But it’s happening here, so there’s barely a whimper. The laws are being passed in the name of preventing “voter fraud.” But study after study has shown that fraud by voters is not a major problem — and is less of a problem than how hard many states make it for people to vote in the first place. Some of the new laws,...
  • Corrupt Washington Post Hires Disgraced Former Palin Staffer As E-Mail “Expert”

    06/12/2011 11:16:02 AM PDT · by Syncro · 21 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | June 11, 2011 | Gary P Jackson
    Corrupt Washington Post Hires Disgraced Former Palin Staffer As E-Mail “Expert” By Gary P JacksonYou just thought the Washington Post hit rock bottom with their Palin e-mail nonsense, which BTW, has produced the exact opposite results they intended. These e-mails are proving Sarah Palin was a hard working Governor, a solid reformer, and an incredible CEO. Liberals are stupid though, especially those in the media, so WaPo is doubling down. They’ve went out and hired disgraced former Palin staffer Frank Bailey to be their e-mail “expert.”If you remember, Bailey, the only Palin staffer to ever be forced to take ethics training...
  • Critics Fume Over Intensity of News Coverage for Palin...(Politico Admits Double Standard for Palin)

    06/10/2011 7:23:12 PM PDT · by kristinn · 83 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Friday, June 10, 2011 | Jeremy W. Peters
    SNIP Scores of journalists descended on Juneau this week in preparation for the release of the e-mails. MSNBC.com deputized 40 volunteers, chosen with the help of the League of Women Voters and the Retired Public Employees of Alaska. They were the reinforcements for the team of two journalists from the Web site and six more from NBC News who flew to Juneau. The New York Times and The Guardian sent reporters armed with scanners and then solicited readers’ assistance. Politico enlisted a dozen editors, reporters and interns who worked as a team from their Northern Virginia newsroom “plowing through” the...
  • Palin emails released to throng of waiting reporters (30 journos/ 20 news groups/ 3 camera crews)

    06/10/2011 11:02:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 10, 2011 | By James Oliphant
    Thousands of records detailing Sarah Palin's tenure as governor of Alaska were released Friday to a waiting throng of journalists at a state office building in the capital of Juneau. Palin's political action committee issued a statement as the documents were released to the public. "The thousands upon thousands of emails released today show a very engaged Gov. Sarah Palin being the CEO of her state," said the treasurer of SarahPAC, Tim Crawford. "The emails detail a governor hard at work. Everyone should read them." About 30 journalists, along with three camera crews, had been crammed into a small space...
  • THE MSM RECRUITS IT'S READERS TO HELP SMEAR SARAH PALIN

    06/10/2011 12:39:27 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 74 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 10 June 2011 | Jeff Head
    THE MSM & THE LEFT ENLIST READERS TO HELP SMEAR SARAH PALINOR...OH HOW THEY HATE HER! By: Jeff Head, 6/10/2011 [SARAH 2012] - [SARAH-IMMIGRATION] - [BEST FRIEND] - [NOW,NOW,NOW] - [PALIN HIDING?] - [FAREWELL AS GOV] If you didn't need any more proof to the contrary, the left, the mainstream media (who in large represents the left), the DNC, and many establishment, RINO politicians are scared to death of Sarah Palin and will do anything in their power to keep her from becoming President of these United States, or even intertaining the prospect. Witness the actions today, the 10th of...
  • BREAKING: WaPo amends their decision to dig for anti-Palin dirt

    06/09/2011 4:36:31 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 36 replies
    Me | 6/9/11 | Liberal Lunacy Staff/REM
    (Washington, D.C., 6/09/11) The following statement will be released tomorrow regarding the campaign to recruit 100 people to sort through the Palin e-mails: "We read with interest and amusement the comments left on our website by far right-wing Republicans accusing us of a liberal, anti-Palin point of view with regards to our request for 100 people to help us sort through thousands of e-mails generated by Palin during her partial tenure as Governor of Alaska. We are not looking for dirt, we are in search of the truth as we see it." "However, after careful consideration, we have decided to...
  • NYT, WaPo to readers: Hey, anyone want to help us dig for dirt in Palin’s e-mails?

    06/09/2011 4:26:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/09/2011 | Allahpundit
    An unusual example of media efficiency. There’s a huge new supply available of her e-mails as governor and an eternally huge demand among Palin-hating liberals for new dirt on her. If you’re a cash-strapped editor, why not match one to the other and let the market do your work for you? Palin derangement is like the wind, or the sun: All the media has to do is harness it to provide a limitless supply of productivity.Just think, if she runs for president, they might be able to outsource whole stories to their liberal readership instead of just document analysis. Then...
  • NYT Asks Readers to Help Dig Up 'Interesting and Newsworthy' Palin Emails (AKA Anti-Palin Dirt)

    06/09/2011 2:32:24 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 88 replies
    Times Watch ^ | A.D. 09 June 2011 | Clay Waters
    Early Thursday afternoon, Derek Willis posted on the paper’s "Caucus" blog a request surely enticing to the paper’s online liberal readership: "Help Us Investigate the Sarah Palin E-Mail Records." Ken Shepherd at NewsBusters says enlisting newspaper readers to pore through the email trove "indirectly amounts to free oppo research for the 2012 Obama campaign." On Friday, the State of Alaska will release more than 24,000 of Sarah Palin’s e-mails covering much of her tenure as governor of Alaska. Times reporters will be in Juneau, the state capital, to begin the process of reviewing the e-mails, which we will be posting...
  • Help Investigate the Palin Emails (Washington Post Recruits Palin-haters)

    06/09/2011 10:01:42 AM PDT · by kristinn · 116 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, June 9, 2011 | Ryan Kellett
    More than 24,000 e-mail messages sent to and from Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska's governor will be released Friday. Join The Post in digging through them. We are looking for 100 organized and dilligent readers who will work alongside Post reporters to analyze, contextualize, and research the emails. Think of it as spending some time in our newsroom. Our hope is that working together, we can efficiently find interesting information and extract new stories that will lead to further investigation. We don’t know what we’ll find, but we want you to be ready and open for the challenge....
  • Please make it stop (Sarah hit piece)

    06/03/2011 1:58:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 3,2011 | Greg Sargent
    Everyone has already had a grand old time mocking this video of Sarah Palin bungling her Paul Revere history, but I actually think it amounts to quite an eloquent statement. It’s as eloquent an argument as anyone could make that this woman really should not be treated by any of us as anything resembling a presidential candidate until it’s absolutely necessary — which is to say, until she actually runs for president.
  • WaPo Op-Ed: Laws for the Masses, Shelter the Elites

    06/01/2011 7:17:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 1, 2011 | Christopher Horner
    Yes, the Washington Post has actually taken the stand that the Freedom of Information Act is "misused" by folks like me trying to get to the bottom of Climategate. The Washington Post has printed an editorial sniveling about a court order, prompted by a lawsuit, laying out how the University of Virginia must release certain records. These records relate to a former faculty member and pertain to the Climategate and “hockey stick graph” scandals.The editorial expresses umbrage with my seeking out the records on behalf of the America Tradition Institute, which I suppose is more palatable for the WaPo to...
  • The Washington Post produces a bigoted editorial against the public’s right to know

    05/30/2011 9:17:50 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | Anthony Watts
    From JunkScience.com WashPost: Freedom of Information Act not for skeptics’ useby Steve Milloy In a bizarre Memorial Day editorial, the Washington Post criticized climate skeptics for using the Freedom of Information Act to pry documents concerning Climategater Michael Mann from the University of Virginia. The Post labeled the skeptics’ FOIA efforts as “harrassing” and “nuisance tactics.”The Post, however, has been entirely silent on Greenpeace’s efforts to FOIA documents from the University of Virginia concerning Pat Michaels, University of Delaware concerning David Legates and from Harvard University concerning Willie Soon and Sallie Baliunas — efforts that are truly “harrassing” and “nuisance” in...
  • SEAL-spotting becomes local sport in Virginia Beach after bin Laden raid

    05/13/2011 11:43:15 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 13 May 2011 | Frederick Kunkle
    VIRGINIA BEACH — Finding a Navy SEAL in this city should be easy. This is where hundreds of America’s most elite warriors are based. This is where their heroic exploits are celebrated and retold, especially since a team of Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in a bold raid on the al-Qaeda mastermind’s Pakistani hideout. But finding a real, active-duty SEAL in this beach resort — not to mention one of the 20 or so members of SEAL Team 6 who swept into bin Laden’s compound early this month — is like chasing echoes in a fun house. [snip] It’s...
  • Washington Post chairman unaware of Obama-Common controversy until shareholder asks...

    05/12/2011 10:24:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/12/11 | Matthew Boyle
    Washington Post Company chairman Donald Graham told shareholders Thursday morning that he was unaware of the controversy surrounding the rapper known as Common, whom Michelle Obama has invited to a poetry event, until Cliff Kincaid of the watchdog group Accuracy in Media asked him about it. Graham apparently missed a story on the front page of his newspaper, which offered a defense of Common’s lyrics. “Mr. Kincaid, I thank you for informing me of something I didn’t know about,” Graham said. “You have brought our attention to an interesting controversy.”
  • WaPo op-ed contributor and former Gitmo detainee posts photoshopped dead Obama pic on his website

    05/11/2011 5:18:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/11/11 | Neil Munro
    The Washington Post’s Outlook section just gave ex-jihadi Moazzem Begg a half-page this Sunday to lament the U.S. war on jihadis, and Begg repaid the Post by showcasing a photoshopped image of a dead President Barack Obama on his advocacy website. Washington Post editors did not return The Daily Caller’s phone calls. The Outlook section is edited by Carlos Lozada, who reports to Marcus Brauchli, the Post’s executive editor. The Investigative Project on Terrorism directed TheDC to the photo on Begg’s website. Begg’s action came just before Thursday, when shareholders are expected to protest financial losses by the newspaper’s parent...
  • Washington Post profit down 67 percent!

    05/06/2011 7:34:44 PM PDT · by Salvavida · 42 replies · 1+ views
    AFP ^ | May 6, 2011 | Nicholas Kamm
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Washington Post Co. said Friday that revenue was flat in its newspaper publishing division in the first quarter but net profit fell by two-thirds on lower enrollment in its education business. The Post Co., which owns the Kaplan chain of schools and television outlets in addition to its flagship newspaper The Washington Post, said net profit was down 67 percent in the quarter at $15.2 million. Revenue was down seven percent in the quarter that ended on April 3 to $1.06 billion while earnings per share fell to $1.87 from $4.91 per share a year ago....
  • Why Glenn Beck lost it (HERE COMES LUNCH! HURL!)

    04/30/2011 2:57:20 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 34 replies · 1+ views
    wapo ^ | Dana Milbank
    [snipets] When Beck’s show made its debut on Fox News Channel in January 2009, the nation was in the throes of an economic collapse the likes of which had not been seen since the 1930s. Beck’s angry broadcasts about the nation’s imminent doom perfectly rode the wave of fear that had washed across the nation, and the relatively unknown entertainer suddenly had 3 million viewers a night — and tens of thousands answering his call to rally at the Lincoln Memorial. But as the recession began to ease, Beck’s apocalyptic forecasts and ominous conspiracies became less persuasive, and his audience...
  • WaPo’s faulty “fact-check” of RyanCare

    04/30/2011 1:10:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 04/30/2011 | Karl
    Washington Post “fact-checker” Glenn Kessler awards Rep. Paul Ryan two Pinocchios for statements like this: There’s a lot of misinformation about what we are proposing and what we are not proposing. We’re saying: Save Medicare by reforming it for people who are 54 and below by working like a system just like members of Congress and federal employees have. To claim that Ryan is misleading people about his plan, Kessler takes a page from the Politifact playbook, converting differences of opinion into factual disputes.What’s Kessler’s beef? Under a 1997 law, the government pays a set rate of 75 percent of...