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  • LGBT Books Vandalized With Urine in Lamont Library

    Approximately 40 books dealing with LGBT issues were vandalized with what appeared to be urine in Lamont Library on November 24, according to a report filed Friday by the library security staff to the Harvard University Police Department. HUPD spokesman Steven G. Catalano wrote in an e-mail that the vandalized books' subject matters included lesbian and gay issues and same-sex marriage. Due to the nature of books, HUPD is currently investigating the incident as a bias crime.
  • NY Times columnist confirms Palin's death panels comments

    11/15/2010 1:23:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 15, 2010 | Dr. Michael Williams
    A New York Times Columnist, Paul Krugman, touched the third rail of Obamacare Sunday, while on ABC's 'This Week' when he made a statement confirming the need for 'death panels' as a means of containing health care costs (see video). Krugman is not the first person who has advocated the use of 'death panels' and yet liberals excoriated Sarah Palin for pointing out that the Obamacare bill contains what many on the left have said needed to be done. During the discussion, which was about the Deficit Commission's recent recommendations on cutting expenses, Krugman made his statement in response to...
  • WaPo/AP Caught Revising the O’Donnell Story Without Issuing a Correction

    10/20/2010 2:23:01 PM PDT · by MichaelNewton · 24 replies
    Patterico ^ | 10/20/2010 | Aaron Worthing
    How much did the left show its keister on O’Donnell’s alleged gaffe? So much so that the AP/WaPo story on the subject was almost completely rewritten last night, and without an official correction. After the break I will have screen caps and a cut and paste of the text of the article, but let’s start with just the first paragraph. Before: WILMINGTON, Del. — Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell of Delaware on Tuesday questioned whether the U.S. Constitution calls for a separation of church and state, appearing to disagree or not know that the First Amendment bars the government from...
  • About that Palin anecdote

    09/08/2010 12:38:21 PM PDT · by curth · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/8/2010 | Ben Smith
    Vanity Fair's Michael Joseph Gross and I went back and forth this morning in part about what strikes me as an improbableanecdote involving Palin's musing on a campaign-trail wedding for her daughter. I found it improbable because a McCain aide told me -- and told Dave Weigel at the time -- that he'd floated the idea on a lark and leaked it to the Sunday Times, but that it was little more than a joke. Gross responded that we had different sources, and that his was firsthand. Now Scott Conroy, a Palin embed and co-author of the critical, reported book...
  • Think Progress Caught Using Three Year Old Film, Liberal Plants to Smear Tea Party as Racist

    07/15/2010 9:11:21 AM PDT · by kristinn · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Thursday, July 15, 2010 | Kristinn
    The leftist group Think Progress has taken down and edited a video smearing the Tea Party movement as racist after being caught using three year old footage. The group kept in footage and images of leftist provacateurs who were caught infiltrating Tea Party rallies with racist messages.Think Progress originally released a 53 second YouTube video yesterday entitled "Tea Party Racism". That video is now blocked and was replaced this morning with an edited version that runs 50 seconds.Taken out was two short clips of a white man yelling, "Go home wetbacks." That footage turned out to have been posted to...
  • Magazine: Levi Johnston apologizes to Palins

    07/06/2010 6:36:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 79 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 6, 2010
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Levi Johnston has acknowledged telling lies about Sarah Palin and her family after splitting with the former Alaska governor's daughter last year. The 20-year-old tells People magazine in an online story posted Tuesday that since his untrue statements were made in public, "I owe it to the Palins to publicly apologize."
  • Daily Kos Admits Polls Were Likely Fraudulent

    06/29/2010 12:53:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Kos Admits Polls Were Likely Fraudulent BY John McCormack June 29, 2010 2:39 PM Markos Moulitsas says polls by Research 2000, the left-wing website's pollster until recently, were "likely bunk." I have just published a report by three statistics wizards showing, quite convincingly, that the weekly Research 2000 State of the Nation poll we ran the past year and a half was likely bunk. Since the moment Mark Grebner, Michael Weissman, and Jonathan Weissman approached me, I took their concerns seriously and cooperated fully with their investigation. I also offered to run the results on Daily Kos provided that...
  • Michael Mann says hockey stick should not have become 'climate change icon'

    06/28/2010 1:12:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Michael Mann says hockey stick should not have become 'climate change icon' The scientist behind the controversial 'hockey stick' graph has said it was 'somewhat misplaced' to make his work an 'icon of the climate change debate'. By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent Published: 8:30PM BST 28 Jun 2010 Professor Michael Mann plotted a graph in the late 1990s that showed global temperatures for the last 1,000 years. It showed a sharp rise in temperature over the last 100 years as man made carbon emissions also increased, creating the shape of a hockey stick. The graph was used by Al Gore...
  • MSM Can’t Bring Itself to Mention Robert Byrd’s KKK Past…

    06/28/2010 7:53:54 AM PDT · by FromLori · 29 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 6/27/2010
    I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side… Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds. — Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1944 (Newsbusters)- When Republican Sen. Strom Thurmond died, the MSM was quick to stress his segregationist past. The New York Times ran the headline “Strom Thurmond, Foe of Integration, Dies at 100,” leaving...
  • Moveon.org "Disappears" Hate-Petraeus Page (Was There 6/18/2010)

    06/23/2010 11:05:03 AM PDT · by an amused spectator · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Google & Moveon ^ | June 23, 2010 | Moveon
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:F-FnXGdJ4VQJ:pol.moveon.org/petraeus.html+moveon+petraeus&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us Check the phone records between the White House and Moveon....
  • Reuters Crops "Peace Activist's" Knife and Soldier's Blood from Photos

    06/08/2010 11:01:26 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 15 replies · 49+ views
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | June 8, 2010 | Maggie M. Thornton
    The photo with the knife was published in a Turkish newspaper. They are also accused of hiding the soldier's (or a soldier's) blood by cropping it out of a photo. Both photos below.
  • Gov't disturbed by cropped photos (Flotilla)

    06/07/2010 1:24:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 45+ views
    jpost ^ | 6/7/10 | abe selig
    A letter was sent to Reuters chief Tom Glocer on Monday expressing the "grave concern of the government of Israel" over the cropping of photographs taken from the Turkish Mavi Marmara ship last week by Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs MK Yuli Edelstein. The photos, which were published on Sunday in the Turkish Hurriyet daily, showed images of the commandos, their fatigues stained with blood, subdued by passengers aboard the Mavi Marmara ship but excluded the knives held by the aid activists.
  • Rabbi Who Filmed Helen Thomas Says More Video Is Coming

    06/07/2010 8:49:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 78 replies · 168+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 6/7/10 | Glynnis MacNicol
    As we predicted the Helen Thomas story has blown up over the weekend. Thomas did not show up for the White House briefing this morning, and word has it the WHCA is discussing the matter. It is a sad turn of affairs for a reporter who had, until now, such a long, illustrious, and pioneering career (our own Tommy Christopher notes “seats at #whbrief are assigned, but if someone doesn’t show, they’re fair game. Except Helen’s seat”). And it may get worse. Rabbi David Nesenoff, whose interview with Thomas at the White House Jewish Heritage Day resulted in her now...
  • Worst Photoshop Mistakes

    05/28/2010 1:05:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies · 3,378+ views
    Grievous Bodily Charm | February 17, 2010 / May 27, 2010 | Andy Ball
    When used correctly Photoshop has the ability to make people appear thinner and more beautiful, as well as the power to give millions an inferiority complex. It seems every image in every magazine has been Photoshopped these days, and this has led to what must be amateurs being let loose on images that are going to print... 20 Worst Photoshop Mistakes15 More Worst Photoshop Mistakes
  • The Right Wing's Memorial Day Attack on Obama (Left Lie's Again)

    05/26/2010 6:29:45 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 37 replies · 1,487+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | May 26, 2010 | David Corn
    There's a hole in the bottom of the ocean. Unemployment is still near 10 percent. There are two wars underway. And what are conservative pundits fretting about? That this year President Obama won't be laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. The liberal watchdog outfit, Media Matters, has been keeping track of this latest right-wing meme: - Glenn Beck says, "Obama is skipping out on a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington Cemetery because he'll be in Chicago on vacation. I'm sorry, I don't ever, ever question the president's vacation. I...
  • Washington Post Article Saved the Life of Terrorist Anwar Al Awlaki

    05/24/2010 5:46:49 PM PDT · by jveritas · 85 replies · 2,681+ views
    May 24 2010 | jveritas
    In his most recent interview with an Al Qaeda media outlet terrorist “Anwar Al Awlaki” the US born Al Qaeda terrorist said that he stopped his communications when he read in the Washington Post that he is being tracked by US intelligence. He said that once he stopped his communications he left the area in Yemen where he was hiding and then this area was bombed by US airstrikes. He also said that both terrorists “Nidal Hassan” who killed 13 of our troops at Fort Hood and “Omar Farouk Abd Al Moutaleb” who had the failed terrorist attack on the...
  • BBC Apologises for 'Queen Death Joke'

    05/18/2010 2:45:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 633+ views
    NDTV ^ | 5/18/2010
    A BBC radio jockey stirred a sensation over the airwaves in the UK by jokingly announcing that Queen Elizabeth II had died and then switched on the national anthem 'God save the Queen', forcing the organisation to tender an "unreserved apology". Disc jockey Danny Kelly, 39, played the national anthem and told listeners that he had an important announcement to make and then said "Queen Elizabeth II has now died." The announcement was made on Tuesday over BBC WM, local radio service beamed to British city of Birmingham and West Midlands. A BBC spokesman later confirmed that "Danny Kelly had...
  • Faisal Shahzad on Homeland Security List Since 1999

    05/05/2010 2:46:17 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 1,039+ views
    Faisal Shahzad on Homeland Security List Since 1999 Posted by CBS News Investigates Sources tell CBS News that would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad appeared on a Department of Homeland Security travel lookout list - Traveler Enforcement Compliance System (TECS) - between 1999 and 2008 because he brought approximately $80,000 cash or cash instruments into the United States. TECS is a major law enforcement computer system that allows its approximately 120,000 users from 20 federal agencies to share information. The database is designed to identify individuals suspected of or involved in violation of federal law.
  • Oops! Leftwing Blogosphere Forced Into Embarrassing Backtrack on Times Square Bomber ID

    05/04/2010 12:02:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies · 2,003+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 4, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    It appears that it wasn't only media types such as MSNBC's Contessa Brewer who were disappointed that the Times Square bombing suspect turned out to be a Muslim. They were joined by virtually the entire leftwing blogosphere in their frustration that the suspect wasn't a tea party activist or a member of a "rightwing" militia group. Before the identity of the bombing suspect was made known, Kossack "waterboard sean" conducted a poll on who the perpetrator could be. And here are the hilarious results of that poll (I am using Kossack terminology here): An al Qaeda terrorist ---4%An American sympathetic...
  • AP Headline: 'Crash the Tea Party' organizer is threatened (media found their talking point)

    04/14/2010 10:10:26 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 81 replies · 2,753+ views
    AP ^ | April 14, 2010 11:25 AM ET | no byline
    ...Beaverton Middle School teacher Jason Levin's group wants to infiltrate the Tea Party to discredit the organization. But since Levin's name has been associated with the "Crash the Tea Party" Web site, he has been harassed by people who say they belong to that group. Levin told KATU-TV that his phone has been ringing around the clock and his answering machine is recording threats...
  • Should Lying About Military Service Be A Crime?

    02/08/2010 8:46:03 AM PST · by lbryce · 98 replies · 1,644+ views
    Business Insider: Law Review ^ | February 8, 2010 | Lauren Streib
    When does bragging become illegal? Federal courts in California and Colorado will soon hear two cases that struggle with the question of whether lying about military service is a criminal offense. In California, Xavier Alvarez said during a public meeting that he received the Medal of Honor for his time in the Marines. Alvarez never served in the military and pleaded guilty to misrepresenting himself on the condition that he could appeal on the basis of the First Amendment. In Colorado, Rick Strandlof said he was a former Marine with a Purple Heart and Silver Star, claims which he used...
  • Climategate Update: CRU emails were leaked before they were hacked

    11/30/2009 1:36:17 AM PST · by The Raven · 27 replies · 1,760+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Nov 30, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    The BBC received copies of some of the CRU emails more than a month ago, but did nothing about them, sitting on explosive evidence of fraud. The UK Daily Mail reports: .. The sequence of events strongly suggests that an insider leaked some emails to the BBC (and for all we know, others), hoping that they would be incriminating enough to intrigue anyone. When faced with a media stonewall, the insider then chose to post the complete files where they could not quickly be extinguished.
  • Al Gore Photoshops Hurricanes Into New Book's Cover

    11/19/2009 12:47:26 PM PST · by Justaham · 31 replies · 1,967+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 11-19-09 | Noel Sheppard
    The cover of Nobel Laureate Al Gore's new book "Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis" was intentionally doctored to exaggerate the appearance of hurricanes in the northern hemisphere as well as reduce the amount of ice present in the Arctic. Maybe even more ominously, Florida was so diminished it's almost totally gone. As reported by Florida State University hurricane expert Ryan Maue at the website Watts Up With That, the truth was apparently inconvenient for the Global Warmingist-in-Chief (h/t NBer Blonde): The cover opens and closes half and half - so you only see one hurricane...as in...
  • The Chamber of Commerce is only the latest target of the Chicago Gang in the White House.

    10/23/2009 12:25:37 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 13 replies · 743+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 22, 2009 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSE
    When Barack Obama promised to deliver "a new kind of politics" to Washington, most folk didn't picture Rahm Emanuel with a baseball bat...What is a little novel is the public and bare-knuckle way in which the Obama team is waging these campaigns...In recent weeks the Windy City gang added a new name to their list of societal offenders: the Chamber of Commerce. For the cheek of disagreeing with Democrats on climate and financial regulation, it was reported the Oval Office will neuter the business lobby. Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett warned CEOs they'd be wise to seek better protection. That was...
  • Obama camp plant fake doc, Che fan at Jackson Lee forum

    08/17/2009 1:32:03 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 11 replies · 1,624+ views
    lonestartimes ^ | Matt Bramanti
    I was reading the Chron’s piece about Sheila Jackson Lee’s town hall, when something caught my eye: One supporter, Dr. Roxana Mayer, a physician who does not live in Jackson Lee’s district, praised the reform plan for overhauling a broken system. “I don’t know what there is in the bill that creates such panic,” she said. In this video, Mayer claims to be a general practitioner, eliciting applause and even a hug from Queen Sheila: I’m not sure why, but something didn’t smell right. So my colleagues and I did a little digging, and wouldn’t you know it? Roxana Mayer...
  • Obama Could Work for The New York Times

    06/29/2009 7:01:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 962+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    Back in 2008, New York Times correspondent David S. Rohde, along with Afghan reporter Taki Luden, were abducted in Pakistan by the Taliban. Because they felt it might adversely affect hostage rescue efforts, the Times requested a news black-out. The Associated Press and other news agencies respected the request and only broke the story recently, after Rohde and Luden had scaled a wall and made their escape. It would be nothing other than a story with a happy ending, except that the Times has time and again ignored the government’s requests that it not report the specific ways in which...
  • Why the Pulitzer Prize Committee Should Rescind its Recent Award to the New York Times

    06/08/2009 10:56:57 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 9 replies · 1,060+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | June 8, 2009 | Col. Kenneth Allard (US Army, ret.)
    Author’s note: On May 24th, the start of the Memorial Day weekend, I sent the protest reproduced below to the Pulitzer Prize Committee. If Boycott NYT readers also find this award outrageous, the Dean of the Columbia School of Journalism is Nicholas Lemann (lemann@columbia.edu). The address: Columbia School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway, NY, NY 10027. My journalistic colleagues (and there really are some good ones though most are even older than me!) characterize the Pulitzer Committee as “stubborn as mules and dumber than rocks.” The reason: the committee never acknowledges a mistake or rescinds an award, no matter how egregious...
  • Irish student hoaxes world's media with fake quote

    05/11/2009 12:37:15 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 7 replies · 790+ views
    syracuse.com ^ | 5/11/2009 | SHAWN POGATCHNIK
    When Dublin university student Shane Fitzgerald posted a poetic but phony quote on Wikipedia, he was testing how our globalized, increasingly Internet-dependent media was upholding accuracy and accountability in an age of instant news. His report card: Wikipedia passed. Journalism flunked. The sociology major's obituary-friendly quote-which he added to the Wikipedia page of Maurice Jarre hours after the French composer's death March 28-flew straight on to dozens of U.S. blogs and newspaper Web sites in Britain, Australia and India. They used the fabricated material, Fitzgerald said, even though administrators at the free online encyclopedia twice caught the quote's lack of...
  • Boston Globe Publishes Fake Iraq Rape Pictures

    05/12/2004 8:46:52 AM PDT · by Brainhose · 29 replies · 4,234+ views
    Boston Globe,WRKO Radio | 5/12/2004 | Brainhose
    Recently a 'Community activist' (AKA Pain in the A**) in the city of Boston named Sadiki Cambone, brought a set of pictures purporting to be of our service men raping Iraqi women to the Boston City Council. Much like John Kerry this Sadiki Cambone throws aroundhis service in the militaryto prove his alleged patriotism, all the while undermining our troops at every opportunity. The Boston Glob(e) published these pictures as being genuine without bothering to verify them.As it turns out the pictures actually come from a fetish porn site of men in camouflage having sex with porn actress. On todays...
  • Globe blames councilor for bogus 'rape' photos

    05/14/2004 9:24:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 2,224+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/14/04 | WorldNetDaily
    The Boston Globe today tried to distance itself from its admitted error in publishing pornographic photos fraudulently depicting the rape of Iraqi women by American GIs by blaming the city councilor who distributed the pictures at a press conference. In an editorial, the paper admitted for the first time the photos were "bogus" and "appeared" to be taken from a porn site, but in a separate article, the Globe's ombudsman claims she still has failed to discover the source of the photos and still has not confirmed or denied their veracity to readers. The photographs – uncovered by WorldNetDaily as...
  • Turner's bogus photos [Boston Globe]

    05/14/2004 10:47:57 AM PDT · by EggsAckley · 29 replies · 525+ views
    Boston.com News ^ | May 14, 2004 | n/a
    <p>THE RECENT actions of Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner were reckless and inflammatory. With no regard for truth or consequences, Turner unveiled graphic photographs at a Tuesday press conference, suggesting that the images portrayed the rape of Iraqi women by US soldiers. The display was an all-time low for a member of the City Council. Turner, now in his third term, used twisted logic to justify the photo array. While stopping short of claiming authenticity, Turner argued that "the American people have a right and responsibility to see the pictures" in light of recent revelations regarding abuse of Iraqi prisoners.</p>
  • The Wreckage of the Consensus Revisited: NYTimes Admits to Spreading Lies to Undermine War Effort

    05/18/2004 9:53:05 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 24 replies · 401+ views
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | May 18, 2004 | Harry Binswanger
    As you may have heard, the Boston Globe published, as real, fake pictures purporting to show American soldiers in Iraq gang-raping Iraqi women. The pictures were actually from a porn website and were staged (not to make any political point, needless to add). The pictures were handed to the Globe by a Boston city councilman, of the Green Party, and a rabble-rouser from the Nation of Islam (the American "Black Muslim" group). The Globe published this lame retraction: "Editor's note: A photograph on page B2 yesterday did not meet Globe standards for publication. The photo portrayed Boston City Councilor Chuck...
  • N.Y. Times to File Notice It Will Close Boston Globe

    05/04/2009 6:31:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 117 replies · 5,976+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    The New York Times Co. said last night that it is notifying federal authorities of its plans to shut down the Boston Globe, raising the possibility that New England's most storied newspaper could cease to exist within weeks. After down-to-the-wire negotiations did not produce millions of dollars in union concessions, the Times Co. said that it will file today a required 60-day notice of the planned shutdown under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification law. The move could amount to a negotiating ploy to extract further concessions from the Globe's unions, since the notice does not require the Times Co....
  • Globies plan own wake, call it a rally

    04/24/2009 7:47:21 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 17 replies · 879+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/24/09 | Howie Carr
    To all you silly-billies at the Globe - enough already with the groveling. Self-pity is not good box office. Stop weeping into your brandy Alexanders and start looking for a job - a real job. And no, I won’t be at your “Solidarity” rally today at Faneuil Hall. But I can imagine the signs - “In Barney Frank We Trust,” “Viva Fidel, Hugo y Teddy!” and of course, “Hands Off My Trust Fund.” Outside, bowtied bumkissers will be chanting in unison, “Hey hey ho ho, Globe-a-phobia’s got to go.” The Globe union is running buses up from Morrissey Boulevard, a...
  • Feds (Lawyers) Say Murtha Immune From Pa. Haditha Suit, Too (Haditha)

    04/23/2009 9:20:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies · 1,706+ views
    WTAE-TV ^ | 23 Apr 09
    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- A Justice Department attorney said U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., should be immune from a defamation lawsuit filed by a former Marine from western Pennsylvania. Murtha Essentially, Murtha's attorney said the lawsuit filed in September by Justin Sharratt, of Canonsburg, should be dismissed for the same reasons that a federal appeals court struck down a similar suit by Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, of Meriden, Conn., last week. The court ruled that Murtha couldn't be sued because he was acting within the scope of his employment when he accused Wuterich's squad of killing innocent civilians "in cold blood"...
  • BMI's Gainor Tells House Subcommittee Liberal Bias Has Hurt Newspapers

    04/23/2009 8:41:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies · 1,660+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 23, 2009 | Matthew Philbin
    On April 21, the Business and Media Institute's Dan Gainor testified before the House Judiciary Committee's Courts and Competition Policy in a hearing on "A New Age for Newspapers." As MRC's Tim Graham wrote on April 22, the hearing was spurred by the steady drumbeat of newspaper closings around the country, and calls from some Democrat lawmakers to bail out and subsidize the newspaper business. While others testified on newsprint business models and the impact of the Internet, Gainor's statement to the subcommittee highlighted liberal bias as a major factor in the industry's decline. "The concept of a journalist as...
  • New York Times Nears Insolvency

    04/23/2009 7:28:42 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 27 replies · 1,232+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | April 23, 2009 | Don Irvine
    According to a report in the New York Post the venerable New York Times is much worse off financially than anyone predicted.
  • Beyonce's Dad Was Right -- Hoax, Hoax, Hoax (Howard Stern punked)

    04/23/2009 3:37:14 AM PDT · by tlb · 3 replies · 937+ views
    TMZ ^ | Beyonce has officially been cleared of all bad singing charges -- the atrocious supposed "board mix" | Staff
    Beyonce has officially been cleared of all bad singing charges -- the atrocious supposed "board mix" of her performance on "The Today Show" last year was altered after all. Just as Mathew Knowles told us, the audio clip that many people believed was leaked from "Today" was indeed a fake. In fact, TMZ found the person behind the prank who was surprised it went as far as it did, saying, "It's a little bit crazy. No one in their right mind would sound like that, and no one would cheer for someone singing like that." Apparently, the dude never went...
  • Pulitzer outrage

    04/23/2009 5:15:02 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 33 replies · 3,003+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 23 Apr 09 | Bill Gertz
    Retired military analysts are reacting with outrage that the Pulitzer committee awarded one of its prestigious prizes for a story discredited by an independent investigation, special correspondent Rowan Scarborough reports.
  • Barney Frank's Rental Reversal (Banking Queen: "people being pushed into buying houses")

    04/21/2009 6:07:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 1,361+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 4/21/09 | The Maha
    Barney Frank's Rental ReversalApril 21, 2009 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, we've got a couple Barney Frank spites here. He's always good for a couple sound bites. We thought about getting a Barney Frank translator in here but that would sorta destroy it. I mean, I can do it myself but sometimes it's better to leave Barney Frank un-translated. He was on Tavis Smiley's show, PBS, last night, and Smiley said, "What did you do today relative to low-income housing?" FRANK: One of the causes of the terrible crisis we had over the last few years, which has given us today's...
  • I.F. Stone, Soviet Agent—Case Closed

    04/21/2009 11:15:37 AM PDT · by Jbny · 93 replies · 6,144+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 21, 2009 | Harvey Klehr, John E. Haynes and Alexander Vassiliev
    When new information about Americans who had cooperated with the Soviet KGB began to emerge in the 1990s, no individual case generated as much controversy as that of the journalist I.F. Stone, who had long been installed in the pantheon of left-wing heroes as a symbol of rectitude and a teller of truth to power before his death in 1989.
  • APRIL FOOLS' DAY PICTURES: Four Historic Science Hoaxes

    04/01/2009 9:09:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 65 replies · 3,844+ views
    In 1912 scientists thought they'd discovered the elusive missing link between human and ape. Found in a gravel pit in Piltdown, England, a set of intriguing skull and jaw fragments were later reconstructed by the British Museum into a human-like head with an ape-like jaw. In 1953 it turned out the find wasn't proof of anything—other than the skill of the still anonymous forger. The skull was a medieval human's. The jaw was an orangutan's. And the teeth were a chimp's.
  • Number of Ex-Gitmo Prisoners Rejoining Terror Higher Than Reported

    03/12/2009 8:40:57 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 34 replies · 2,977+ views
    Human Events ^ | March 12, 2009 | Rowan Scarborough
    The number of ex-Guantanamo detainees who have gone back to terrorism is much larger than the government is letting on. A senior intelligence official, who has access to some of the country's top secrets, tells HUMAN EVENTS that some Pentagon analysts actually believe 102 former enemy combatants have returned to terror -- not 61 as publicly reported by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). That would mean that of 520 terrorists released from the Guantanamo Bay prison, nearly 20 percent returned to the practice of killing to achieve their radical view of Islam. The number is gaining importance in light of...
  • Anatomy of a Left-Wing Smear: The Great (Santelli) Tea Party Conspiracy Busted

    03/03/2009 12:59:43 PM PST · by abb · 31 replies · 1,541+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | March 3, 2006 | Warner Todd Huston
    Playboy Magazine got its undies in a bundle over the nation wide Tea Party protests held last Friday that were inspired by CNBC's Rick Santelli's free market rant of February 19. As Noel Sheppard noted on March 1, the skin mag published a piece claiming that Santelli was part of a vast right-wing conspiracy to protest Obama's socialist policies. It turns out, however, that the story has been proven false and in response Playboy has mysteriously removed the piece that first raised the question of the grand conspiracy. Happily, the facts have won over on Playboy forcing it to pull...
  • Senator: Demise of newspapers helps GOP

    02/27/2009 1:31:21 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies · 1,002+ views
    Senator: Demise of newspapers helps GOP @ 3:12 pm by Hill Staff Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said on Friday that the demise of daily newspapers is helping the Republican Party. Coburn, responding to a question from an attendee about media bias at the Conservative Political Action Conference, said, “The daily newspaper will die.” Coburn added that advances in technology, such as the Internet, Twitter, text messaging, and YouTube, are helping Republicans get their message out because policymakers don’t need to rely on daily newspapers as much as they used to. The conservative senator, who agreed with the assertion that the...
  • Rocky Mountain News publishes final edition

    02/27/2009 7:04:03 AM PST · by Redbob · 118 replies · 3,335+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2-27-9 | CATHERINE TSAI
    DENVER – Questions about the future of the Rocky Mountain News had become so common, the newspaper's staff put up a handwritten paper sign on the news desk that said, "We don't know." On Thursday, someone wrote over it in heavy black marker: "Now we know." Colorado's oldest newspaper, which launched in Denver in 1859, printed its last edition Friday, leaving The Denver Post as the only daily newspaper in town. Since 2001, the News has shared business operations with The Denver Post in a joint operating agreement between Scripps and The Post's owner, MediaNews Group Inc.
  • Crisis In The US Newspaper Industry

    02/26/2009 6:50:53 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies · 507+ views
    BBC News ^ | February 27, 2009
    Crisis in the US newspaper industry By Max Deveson BBC News, Washington. If the economic crisis goes on much longer, will there be any newspapers left in the US to write about it? The Chronicle's owners are set to decide whether to shut down the paper America's newspaper industry has been badly hit by the downturn, and a number of titles face closure. The latest casualty is the venerable San Francisco Chronicle, whose owners on Wednesday announced they were planning to cut a "significant" number of jobs to meet cost-cutting targets, and that if the targets are not met, then...
  • News Agency Dominance in International News on the Internet

    10/23/2008 7:37:57 AM PDT · by sam_paine · 8 replies · 563+ views
    Introduction: ...At the outset of a book chapter describing the 2001 analysis from this project (Paterson, 2005), I asked if media convergence and the migration of news consumers to the Internet democratise information flow - as conventional wisdom suggests - or simply disguise a steady reduction in information diversity. Here I seek to approach the problem more definitively. The hypothesis of reduction of information diversity saw preliminary support from my 1999 and 2001 data, and other academic and industry reports. And so I pose the following hypothesis for testing through longitudinal analysis: In the last five years, international news flow...
  • Cutting off your news to spite your face

    02/26/2009 7:58:18 AM PST · by SmithL · 153 replies · 2,718+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/26/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    A couple of years ago, when speaking to a local group, I mentioned that The Chronicle was losing money. A couple in the back of the room rudely applauded. How thrilled those two must have felt when - if - they learned of Chronicle Publisher Frank Vega's announcement Tuesday that the Hearst Corp. will implement "significant" workforce cuts. If the cuts don't pay off, then the Hearst Corp. will "offer the newspaper for sale or close it altogether." Bloggers and e-mailers are crowing. If The Chronicle is shuttered, they'll be dancing a jig. Many conservatives feel a warm glow at...
  • New York Times Settles With Lobbyist Over McCain (Affair) Story

    02/20/2009 11:34:03 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies · 1,549+ views
    New York Lawyer ^ | 02/20/09 | By Marisa McQuilken
    WASHINGTON - Alcalde & Fay partner Vicki Iseman has settled her $27 million defamation lawsuit against The New York Times and several of its reporters. Iseman, a Washington lobbyist, sued the Times over a story published last February during the presidential campaign season that she claimed inaccurately depicted her as having an affair with Republican candidate Sen. John McCain. Iseman says, "I am pleased that The New York Times on behalf of its reporters, editors and company has issued a retraction and clarification." Iseman’s statement continues, "The New York Times, its reporters and editors, should and must be held accountable...