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  • Newsweek’s Evan Thomas rips Obama speech: ‘He was being a God [expletive] Democrat!’

    07/03/2011 9:55:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    A Mark Halperin misstep this is not, but Newsweek magazine columnist Evan Thomas had some pretty strong words for President Barack Obama Friday. On “Inside Washington,” host Gordon Peterson asked his panel to suggest a way to overcome the current impasse and get Congress and the White House moving on a budget deal. Thomas offered up a solution, but also expressed his frustration with Obama. “Yeah, because it’s happened before – Obama has got to be President of the United States,” Thomas said. “He has to be two things. He has to make a public case of how bad is...
  • WaPo Reporter: Bachmann is 'Barbie with Fangs'

    06/25/2011 4:47:25 PM PDT · by freespirited · 73 replies
    FOX News ^ | 06/25/11
    Colby King of the Washington Post comments on the GOP field.
  • Jose Vargas story turned down by Washington Post [Post employed illegal immigrant as reporter]

    06/22/2011 9:02:51 PM PDT · by freespirited · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/22/11 | Keach Hagey
    Rarely does a story hit with the impact of former Washington Post reporter Jose Antonio Vargas’s revelation in the New York Times magazine Wednesday that he is an undocumented immigrant. Within minutes of it appearing on the Times’ website, it burned across Twitter like wildfire, pushed along each time with passionate endorsements from influential journalists. Meanwhile, ABC News blasted excerpts from its exclusive interview with Vargas, which will air on “World News” and “Nightline” tomorrow and “Good Morning America” on Friday.... The Post, the paper that hired Vargas as an intern, put him on a team that won a Pulitzer...
  • With WaPo Approval, Illegal Alien Reporter Used Fake ID to Report From White House

    06/22/2011 11:04:51 AM PDT · by kristinn · 106 replies
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | Kristinn
    Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitizer prize winning reporter who has worked for the Washington Post and Huffington Post, has revealed that he is an illegal alien in a coordinated media push with the New York Times and ABC News seeking amnesty for illegal aliens like him.Vargas also revealed that he breached White House security by using a fake ID, including when he covered a state dinner. And that a superior at the Washington Post knew and approved of his actions.Vargas made the revelations in an article he authored published in the upcoming New York Times Sunday Magazine.Vargas writes that at...
  • NYT, WaPo give up even pretending to be news organizations

    06/10/2011 6:04:30 AM PDT · by safetysign · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/09/2011 | staff
    They’re an opposition research arm of the Democratic Party . NYT: Help Us Investigate the Sarah Palin E-Mail Records 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 on starting on Friday afternoon E.D.T. We’re asking readers to help us identify interesting and newsworthy e-mails, people and events that we may want to highlight. Interested users can fill out a simple...
  • 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...
  • The Washington Post SHREDS Obama For Being Dishonest In His Latest Speech On The Auto Bailouts

    06/07/2011 9:52:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/07/2011 | Gregory White
    President Obama spent last week talking about the success of the auto bailout, but his conclusions about its success may be a bit misleading, according to the Washington Post's Glenn Kessler. The title of the piece is: President Obama’s phony accounting on the auto industry bailout. Kessler spells out four examples of things President Obama has said since June 4 on the topic of the auto bailout that aren't completely correct. * Chrysler has repaid every dime to the government: The U.S. government only got 90% back of their combined loans to Chrysler, made during both the Bush and Obama...
  • Conservative Lawyer David Rivkin Wins Prestigious Award: WAPO article predicted the failure of DADT

    06/06/2011 10:25:40 AM PDT · by IndePundit · 6 replies
    Official Wire ^ | 05/19/2011 | Brent Baldwin
    Former White House lawyer, David B. Rivkin, Jr. is having quite a run. On the heels of his national success planning and leading the lawsuit by 26 plaintiff states challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Rivkin is being honored as one of the best law firm writers in America. The prestigious 2011 Burton Award for Legal Achievement has been awarded to Rivkin for his Washington Post article, “Why the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy is Doomed,” which ran in the Feb. 13, 2010 edition. The article, written by Rivkin and his Baker Hostetler law colleague Lee A. Casey,...
  • 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 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...
  • Freep a Poll! (WAPo. Should Republicans abandon Paul Ryan's plan for Medicare?)

    05/25/2011 3:52:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies ^ | 5-25-11 | Washington Post
    Should Republicans abandon Paul Ryan's plan for Medicare? Yes No
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Washington Compost Even Admits Palin Is The ONLY Credible First Tier Candidate Out There.

    04/12/2011 7:13:33 PM PDT · by palinsupporter1 · 33 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 4/12/11 | palinsupporter1
    Here’s a concession from a Democrat Party partisan in the Washington Post: The truth is that Palin remains the only real first-tier presidential candidate the Republicans have — the only candidate who has been on a national ticket. Should she decide to run an active campaign, she would likely recover a good bit of the ground she has lost…It’s still not too late for her to give a series of serious policy speeches; not too late for her to put together a real campaign staff; not too late for her to crisscross Iowa and New Hampshire; and not too late,...
  • Washington Post and CBS receiving money from ObamaCare Slush Fund

    04/06/2011 6:47:25 AM PDT · by xtinct · 67 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/5/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Two mainstream news organizations are receiving hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars from Obamacare’s Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) — a $5 billion grant program that’s doling out cash to companies, states and labor unions in what the Obama administration considers an effort to pay for health insurance for early retirees. The Washington Post Company raked in $573,217 in taxpayer subsidies and CBS Corporation secured $722,388 worth of Americans’ money. “It is fine with me if they continue covering the ObamaCare debate,” said Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, in an e-mail to The Daily Caller. “When NBC used to...
  • 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....
  • Washington Post apologizes for plagiarized articles

    03/16/2011 5:21:02 PM PDT · by Qbert · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/16/2011 | Michael Calderone
    The Washington Post apologized Wednesday for publishing two articles in March that "contained substantial material that was borrowed and duplicated, without attribution, from The Arizona Republic newspaper." "This is the most serious kind of matter for a news organization," executive editor Marcus Brauchli said in a statement to The Cutline. "Taking information without attribution is unethical and not in keeping with The Post's standards of journalism. There are no mitigating circumstances for plagiarism." The Post, in the apology, doesn't name the reporter or link to the articles in question. But from the paper's own description of the articles, published shortly...

    03/06/2011 10:23:33 PM PST · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | March 6, 2011 | Pamela Geller
    Our 911 protest was "defensible opposition" against the Ground Zero Mosquestrosity. Our June 6th protest was "defensible opposition" against the Ground Zero mosquestrosity. So the Islamic overlord imam Rauf, who hopes to institute sharia in America and extols the work of the anti-American vile Jew hater Qaradawi, is once again revealing his supremacism and contempt for 70% of America's people. Wake up, America.
  • Washington Post Sides Against Wisconsin Gov. Unions [Divide and Conquer.]

    02/24/2011 10:23:48 AM PST · by 92nina · 2 replies
    Alliance for Worker Freedom ^ | 2011-02-23 | Billy Gribbin
    In order to force the absence of a “quorum,” and thus delay an inevitable Republican victory, senate Democrats have fled Wisconsin, holding their votes hostage “Dog Day Afternoon” style in motels across Illinois. In the mean-time union members, government employees, and teachers—some with students in tow—have been playing hooky to mau-mau the remaining members of the state senate. Enter Monday's lead editorial in the Washington Post. Choosing the side of moderate reform rather than rabid collectivism, the Post cautioned that “abolishing contract negotiations between unions and management is not necessarily a panacea for state and local governments - or a...
  • WaPo Owned Calls Sarah Palin a C*** in Headline

    02/23/2011 6:26:01 AM PST · by kristinn · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, February 22, 2011 | Kristinn Taylor
    Washington Post owned used a crude misogynist wordplay to call Sarah Palin a c*** in a headline for an article published Tuesday about a supposed secret Sarah Palin Facebook account. The headline reads: Sarah Palin Uses Alternate Facebook Accunt to Praise Sarah PalinThe article, posted in Slate’s “Slatest” section, is based on an article from Wonkette titled, Sarah Palin Has Secret ‘Lou Sarah’ Facebook Account To Praise Other Sarah Palin Facebook Account, that in a rare show of class for Wonkette does not use the sexist slur in the article.Two commmenters at Slatest criticized Slate for the slur with...
  • Only in Black America

    02/23/2011 4:34:02 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 36 replies
    The Afro ^ | February 17, 2011 | Raynard Jackson
    Last year I wrote a column about how President Obama totally disrespected Black America (during Black History Month of all times) and there was no outcry from within our community. Now, you have the same thing happening again, of course during Black History Month. This time the offender is the illustrious Washington Post (WP) newspaper. They are supposed to be one of the top newspapers in the country, so this makes their offense even more egregious. Next Wednesday, the WP will be hosting a town hall meeting in Prince George’s County, Md. For those who live outside of this area,...
  • WaPo Owned Calls Sarah Palin a C*** in Headline

    02/22/2011 7:28:44 PM PST · by kristinn · 23 replies
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 | Kristinn Taylor
    Washington Post owned used a crude misogynist wordplay to call Sarah Palin a c*** in a headline for an article published Tuesday about a supposed secret Sarah Palin Facebook account.The headline reads: Sarah Palin Uses Alternate Facebook Accunt To Praise Sarah PalinThe article, posted in Slate's "Slatest" section, is based on an article from Wonkette titled, Sarah Palin Has Secret ‘Lou Sarah’ Facebook Account To Praise Other Sarah Palin Facebook Account, that in a rare show of class for Wonkette does not use the sexist slur in the article.Two commmenters at Slatest criticized Slate for the slur with one...
  • Norah: WaPo, NY Times The 'No Labels' Of The Media

    02/09/2011 12:05:40 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What would be worse: if Norah actually believes it--or if she doesn't? Norah O'Donnell has claimed that the Washington Post and the New York Times provide straight-up information, without bias, of the sort that would be appealing to members of the putatively non-partisan "No Labels" group. Norah's mind-boggling assertion came on today's Morning Joe during a discussion of AOL's acquisition of HuffPo for $315 million. Reacting to indications that Arianna Huffington may be be guiding her creation toward the center and away from its leftist roots, WaPo's Jonathan Capehart argued the move made sense on the theory that people such...
  • America's Next Great Shill (The Washington Post Takes Bold Stance In Favor Of Liberalism)

    02/01/2011 12:48:58 AM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 1st, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    I should probably preface this post by admitting that I was a participant in the Washington Post's America's Next Great Pundit contest, a misguided and perhaps ultimately futile attempt by WaPo to expand its youth demographic among the ever-declining readership it lays claim to. In fact, my submission was drawn from an essay posted to this very website, entitled-appropriately enough, considering the subject of this post-Spin. You can judge for yourself whether it's worthy of being published in Washington D.C.'s most widely-circulated newspaper. My own view, even prior to submitting the piece, was that it would be rejected by the...
  • 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...
  • WaPo mounts 'boycott Sarah' movement

    01/23/2011 2:44:24 AM PST · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | January 22, 2011 | Thomas Lifson
    Like an addict vowing to give up booze or heroin, Washington Post writer Dana Milbank is organizing readers to vow to not read about Sarah Palin for the next month. Kristinn Taylor and Andreea Shea King write in Big Journalism: "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...
  • 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...
  • Gun control: It's not a political impossibility (WashCompost Masthead Editorial)

    01/10/2011 9:47:23 PM PST · by goldstategop · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/10/2011 | Washington Post Masthead Editorial
    As a candidate for president, Sen. Barack Obama nonetheless pledged to revive the assault-weapons ban. These weapons serve no conceivable lawful purpose. Mayors and police chiefs, whose constituencies pay the bloodiest price for traffic in such guns, have pleaded for sensible laws. In Mexico, where assault weapons purchased in the United States have been responsible for tens of thousands of murders, Mr. Obama's counterpart, Felipé Calderon, has lodged similar requests. But President Obama has taken only minor steps toward redeeming Candidate Obama's promise. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a nonprofit organization that advocates for gun control, noted that...
  • Questions about mental illness, access to guns follow Arizona shooting(Washing Post Editorial)

    01/10/2011 1:59:08 AM PST · by goldstategop · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/09/2011 | Washington Post Masthead Editorial
    <p>Saturday's rampage does illustrate the need for tighter control of semiautomatic weapons and ammunition. The gunman arrived at the supermarket with a Glock semiautomatic equipped with an extended magazine of about 30 bullets and additional ammunition. The long-lapsed federal ban on assault weapons, which prohibited such high-capacity magazines, should be reinstated: There is no justification, outside of law enforcement or military use, for such ammunition. A magazine with a smaller capacity might not have stopped the gunman, but it might have at least reduced the carnage. President Obama once promised to push to reinstate the assault weapons ban but has backed down in the face of political opposition, and it is, sadly, hard to imagine that the shooting will usher in a new era of political openness to even reasonable gun control measures. It is a sad irony that last year Arizona joined Alaska and Vermont in permitting anyone over 21 to carry a concealed weapon without a background check.</p>
  • Gun used in Tucson was purchased legally.... (WashCompost Anti-RTC Screed Alert)

    01/10/2011 1:42:00 AM PST · by goldstategop · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/09/2011 | James V. Grimaldi and Fredrick Kunkle
    Arizona gun laws were relaxed further in 2010 when Gov. Jan Brewer (R) signed a National Rifle Association-backed bill repealing a state law requiring gun owners to have a permit to carry a concealed weapon. State law now permits anyone 21 or older and legally qualified to own a firearm to carry the weapon without a concealed-to-carry permit. Brewer's predecessor, Janet Napolitano, now secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, had previously vetoed attempts to toss out the concealed-carry permit law. The new law won praise from gun groups. "This is a major victory for gun owners in Arizona,"...
  • Liberal Star Blogger Ezra Klein: Constitution ‘Has No Binding Power on Anything’ (Video)

    12/30/2010 5:54:03 PM PST · by mojito · 33 replies · 730+ views
    Breitbart/MSNBC ^ | 12/29/2010 | Ezra Klein
    Huffpo/WaPo blogger "superstar" Ezra Klein reveals everthing that you knew was wrong with the left, including their claim that they're smarter and better educated than you. This clownish juvenile deliquent who passes for informed opinion on the left is pleased to reveal that the Constitution is "over a hundred years old," and hence, out of date, irrelevant, and downright confusing. Video at the link.
  • WaPo: Obama's Just Like Us!

    12/29/2010 7:59:52 AM PST · by Bumpus2 · 18 replies · 4+ views
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 12/29/10 | Blind Blueberry
    Did you really think the media would give up on their president that easily? Not a chance – they’ve got too much invested. And we’re starting to see the emergence of their new sales pitch. Call it “Barry from the block.” The Smartest Human Being Ever to Draw Breath suffered a “shellacking” in the midterms from an electorate too dim to appreciate the beneficence of his policies. Well then, time to dumb it down a bit and talk in terms the booboise can relate to. Hence on Dec. 28 we have one of the dopiest articles ever to appear in...
  • Leak City (Oliver North)

    07/29/2010 9:10:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 30, 2010 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — In most administrations, "leaks" of classified information precipitate presidential ire. Nearly all such unauthorized disclosures are the consequence of disgruntled government employees deciding that a "leak" is the best way to stop some activity they have decided should not continue. To justify their unlawful actions, they call themselves "secret whistle-blowers." The so-called "mainstream media" love them. Most American presidents do not. That's what makes the current commander in chief's reactions to a whole series of "leaks" so unusual. President Barack Obama doesn't seem to be concerned at all. President Ronald Reagan was infuriated by the publication and broadcast...
  • Liberal media watchdog: Fox News e-mail shows network's slant on climate change

    12/17/2010 9:40:14 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/15/2010 | Paul Farhi
    Fox News Channel's top Washington editor ordered the network's reporters to couple any mention of global climate change with skepticism about the data underlying such a scientific conclusion, according to an e-mail released by a liberal media-watchdog group Wednesday. Media Matters for America said the internal e-mail from Bill Sammon, Fox News's Washington bureau chief, called into question the network's impartiality in reporting on climate change. In an e-mail sent last December to Fox News's journalists in the wake of a global conference on climate change, Sammon asked Fox journalists to "refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or...
  • Is the Washington Post about to spoil the New York Times’ big payday?

    12/13/2010 6:35:00 AM PST · by Corky Boyd · 10 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | December 13, 2010 | Corky Boyd
    Last week Washington Post CEO Donald Graham, addressing a financial analysts conference in New York, said the Post had no current intentions of erecting a paywall to charge for his newspaper’s online content, making them one of the few papers not planning to do so. This comment was only lightly reported in the media, but it is earth shattering in the newspaper industry, and especially for the NY Times which had announced it would begin charging for content in 2011. ...They have rued the day they decided to give away their internet content for free, and yearned to put Humpty...
  • McCain laments WaPo columnist departure

    12/09/2010 9:14:19 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-12-08 | Elise Viebeck
    Noted sports fan John McCain (R-Ariz.) took to Twitter Wednesday to talk up former Washington Post sports columnist Michael Wilbon. "I will miss Michael Wilbon's column in the @washingtonpost - but I will continue to enjoy watching him on [ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption"]," McCain tweeted.
  • 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...
  • The Washington Post on the evil of contraception

    10/23/2010 1:50:52 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 196 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post | March 22, 1931 | Editors
    Until the Anglican Lambeth Conference of 1930 no Christian denomination had ever said that contraception could ever be objectively right. The Washington Post, in an editorial on March 22, 1931, said of the Federal Council of Churches' endorsement of Lambeth: “It is impossible to reconcile the doctrine of the divine institution of marriage with any modernistic plan for the mechanical regulation of or suppression of human life. The Church must either reject the plain teachings of the Bible or reject schemes for the ‘ scientific’ production of human souls. Carried to its logical conclusion, the committee’s report, if carried into...
  • WaPo study: Plurality says that Obama’s policies have made economy better

    10/12/2010 8:00:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/12/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    The most depressing data point from a depressing data set. A new study by The Washington Post, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University shows that most Americans who say they want more limited government also call Social Security and Medicare “very important.” They want Washington to be involved in schools and to help reduce poverty. Nearly half want the government to maintain a role in regulating health care…Nearly six in 10 say they want their congressional representatives to fight for additional government spending in their districts to spur job creation; fewer (39 percent) want their member of...
  • Former Washington Post Editor Len Downie: Huffington Post a 'Parasite'

    09/23/2010 1:06:39 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 23, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    It appears that the Huffington Post isn’t just upsetting people for its often uncouth and liberal take on the day’s news. Now people are getting irritated with its willingness to reprint other outlet’s content with offering minimal credit. And so goes the view of former Washington Post editor Leonard Downie, Jr., author of “The Rules of the Game” During his remarks at the James Cameron Memorial Lecture at London’s City University on Sept. 22, Downie gave his view of “the new news” and offered a harsh critique of the Huffington Post. He explained operations like HuffPo operate on the cheap....
  • Washington Post blogger duped by fake Twitter congressman, and: Blame Bush!

    09/09/2010 3:38:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | September 9, 2010 | troglopundit
    On a scale of forgetting your pencil at home to forgetting your 50th wedding anniversary, this ranks somewhere around forgetting your lunchbox. But it’s still funny. Last week, a Washington Post columnist started a Twitter hoax. This week, a Washington Post columnist fell for one. Jonathan Capehart, an editorial writer and columnist, took "@RepJackKimble (R-Calif.)" to task Monday for tweeting that "Bush fought 2 wars without costing taxpayers a dime." Capehart responded in a blog post that President Bush advocated for "two giant tax cuts that weren't paid for and two big wars that were largely kept off the main...
  • WaPo tripped up by another Twitter hoax

    09/07/2010 10:20:22 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | September 7, 2010
    The Washington Post has been having a hard time with Twitter hoaxes lately. Last week, it suspended sports columnist Mike Wise after he Tweeted something not quite true in a botched attempt to show how sketchy Twitter could be. Last night, Washington Post opinion writer Jon Capeheart had to post a correction to a blog post about the nation's fiscal health in which he quoted an imaginary congressman’s Twitter account, the Huffington Post reports.
  • Unusually good video of Restore Honor rally … from the Washington Post

    08/29/2010 3:39:39 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 14 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | August 29, 2010 | Corky Boyd
    I was pleasantly surprised by one aspect of yesterday’s Restore Honor rally on the Mall. It came from a surprising source, the Washington Post. It is Anna Uhls superb video coverage of the event. Link here: She covers it from the perspective of David Meister, a 40 something father and his 12 year old son Adam who took a ten hour “red eye” bus from New Richmond, Ohio to participate. David expresses his concern that President Obama is taking us down the wrong path and to turn things around he would have to change his policies 180 degrees. He...
  • Washington Post Worries About Too Few Muslim Chaplains in Va. Prisons

    08/23/2010 9:44:02 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies ^ | 08/23/2010 | Ken Shepherd
    hose familiar with the Washington Post know that the paper is a staunch defender of a very liberal vision of the separation of church and state. For example, the paper's editorial board was heavily critical of the Supreme Court's Mojave cross ruling. But when it comes to the supposed dearth of Muslim chaplains at Virginia prisons, Sunday's Metro section went into full hand-wringing mode. "Inadequate Funds for Chaplains," complained a subheader for the page B1 story by staffer Kevin Sieff. "In Va., most money goes to Protestant clergy," another subheadline for the story "Support limited for Muslims in prison"* lamented....
  • WaPo, Editorially a Proponent of Church-State Separation, Worries About Too Few Muslim Chaplains

    08/23/2010 5:01:54 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mon, 08/23/2010 | By Ken Shepherd
    Those familiar with the Washington Post know that the paper is a staunch defender of a very liberal vision of the separation of church and state. For example, the paper's editorial board was heavily critical of the Supreme Court's Mojave cross ruling. But when it comes to the supposed dearth of Muslim chaplains at Virginia prisons, Sunday's Metro section went into full hand-wringing mode. "Inadequate Funds for Chaplains," complained a subheader for the page B1 story by staffer Kevin Sieff.
  • WaPo Writer: Twisting Facts in Political Movies Okay in Order to Tell Larger 'Truths'

    08/22/2010 7:02:58 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 22, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine a movie about Abraham Lincoln's assassination that neglects to include the character of John Wilkes Booth. Ridiculous, right? Well, that is pretty much what has happened in the movie Fair Game in which the person who leaked the name of Valerie Plame to Robert Novak, Richard Armitage, never appears in the film. So how to excuse such an absurd situation? Simple. Just write off complaints about this as political insider nitpicking. That is what Washington Post writer Ann Hornaday has done in her article that sets up laughable excuses in advance to what is sure to be a firestorm...
  • Kincaid: Post Has Watergate Scandal of Its Own

    08/12/2010 11:45:42 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 17 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 12, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>President Obama's Big Government socialism is threatening the profits of The Washington Post, and Post reporter Steven Pearlstein can remain silent no more.</p> <p>Not only does a Post company now stand accused of fraudulent practices, two high-powered law firms are considering lawsuits on behalf of the shareholders of the Post against the company's directors, including Warren Buffett and Bill Gates' wife Melinda.</p>
  • Washington Post Education Scandal

    08/13/2010 7:02:40 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 13, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    President Obama’s Big Government socialism is threatening the profits of The Washington Post, and Post reporter Steven Pearlstein can remain silent no more. Not only does a Post company now stand accused of fraudulent practices, two high-powered law firms are considering lawsuits on behalf of the shareholders of the Post against the company’s directors, including Warren Buffett and Bill Gates’ wife Melinda. The company, Kaplan, is part of The Washington Post Company and “has provided the handsome profits that have helped to cover this newspaper’s operating losses,” admits Pearlstein in an extraordinary August 11 column. “Although we in the Post...
  • Scapegoats anyone?--Push to blame the Iraq war on "Jewish influence" sounds a familiar theme

    03/13/2003 4:49:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies · 678+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3-13-03 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Push to blame the Iraq war on "Jewish influence" sounds a familiar theme | A few months ago, a great deal of tut-tutting and dignified outrage emanated from much of the civilized world over the broadcast of a series on Egyptian television which sought to dramatize the "truth" of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. But, as the debate over President Bush's rightful determination to pursue war against the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein heats up, it looks like the dimwitted propagandists who write scripts for Egyptian potboilers have been sharing sources with prominent Washington pundits, leftist anti-war...
  • Trash Drudge, Bash Rush and Get a Career Boost?

    08/06/2010 7:47:35 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 06, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    The case of Mr. David Weigel, a reporter who was hired by The Washington Post to blog about conservatives and who resigned from his job on June 25, exposed the inner workings of journalism in America. But what has been most telling about the case since then hasn't just been Weigel's actions or the revelations of other journalists on "Journolist," -- which is described by The Post as "an off-the-record listserv for several hundred independent to left-leaning commentators and journalists that was founded in 2007" -- but how other journalists have reacted to the news. Although it has long been...
  • WaPost's Kurtz Cries About 'Nasty' Media

    08/04/2010 11:49:30 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 5 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/04/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    In an August 2 editorial the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz cried a river over the rancor he saw in today's media calling it a "nastiness index" that continues to rise. But his lament is not only off base in many ways, it is also historically illiterate and is built on only one real complaint: the left no longer has a lock on what is considered newsworthy. Kurtz starts off with this lament: "Media outlets, which once merely chronicled this era of hyper-partisanship, now seem to be both the purveyors and often the targets of ugly attacks." Kurz sadly says that...