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  • BOYCOTT! AMAZON’S JEFF BEZOS Hires 20 To Take Down Trump…Trump Fires Back! [Video]

    05/13/2016 8:39:23 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 68 replies
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is using the Washington Post and a team of 20 “diggers” to take down Donald Trump. Bezos bought the Washington Post and is using it to dig up dirt on Trump to prevent him from being president. Trump responds in the video below: “He’s using the Washington Post for power so that politicians in Washington don’t tax Amazon like they should be taxed… He’s using that for political power against me and against other people. And I tell you what, we can’t let him get away with it… What he’s doing is wrong. – Donald Trump
  • WaPo: In Japan and America, more and more people think Hiroshima bombing was wrong

    05/10/2016 9:34:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 196 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2016 | Adam Taylor
    This month, President Obama will become the first incumbent American president to visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima since the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945. That bomb - and a second atomic blast on Nagasaki on Aug. 9 - effectively ended World War II; Japan surrendered six days after the Hiroshima bombing. However, the human costs were huge. Estimates of those killed go as high as 150,000, and even for those who survived, it was a hellish, life-altering experience. [Snip] In the first Gallup poll from 1945 just after the bombings, a huge 85...
  • A transcript of Donald Trump’s meeting with The Washington Post editorial board

    03/22/2016 6:08:42 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 94 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 21 2016
    HIATT: So what do you think China’s aims are in the South China Sea?TRUMP: Well I know China very well, because I deal with China all the time. I’ve done very well. China’s unbelievably ambitious. China is, uh… I mean, when I deal with China, you know, I have the Bank of America building, I’ve done some great deals with China. I do deals with them all the time on, you know, selling apartments, and, you know, people say ‘oh that’s not the same thing.’ The level of… uh, the largest bank in the world, 400 million customers, is a...
  • WashPo Editor Clarifies Her ‘Trump Hit on Me’ Claims: ‘He Called Me Beautiful

    03/21/2016 5:47:44 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 21 Mar 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    Washington Post‘s Karen Attiah sounded the alarms of sorts this afternoon when she Tweeted out the following cryptic message after a meeting with Donald Trump and the WaPo Editorial Board: As you can see from the user engagement on the Tweet, people were quick to follow up on Attiah’s commentary, asking for any clarification on this newly-emerging behavior from the Republican frontrunner. Then Monday night, Attiah — who serves as the Deputy Opinions Editor for the Post — released her story with the headline “I asked Trump a policy question. Then he called me ‘beautiful.’” Attiah mentioned, and transcribed, some...
  • Did The Washington Post Lie About The Michelle Fields Incident?

    03/14/2016 5:17:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 11 March, 2016 | Mister Metokur
    This is a youtube about the author investigating the Fields/Lewandowski hoax. He does a good job of showing lying on the part of the Washington Post cameraman. It seems quite likely the audio was doctored, but he does not investigate that. Link to youtube video
  • Michelle Fields, Ben Shapiro Resign From Breitbart

    03/14/2016 4:56:54 AM PDT · by gore_sux · 68 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 3/14/16 | Rosie Gray
    “Today I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation,” the reporter at the center of the controversy at the conservative site told BuzzFeed News, the week after Trump’s campaign manager allegedly grabbed her. Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields and editor-at-large Ben Shapiro are resigning from the company over the site’s handling of Donald Trump’s campaign manager’s alleged assault on Fields, BuzzFeed News has learned. Fields and Shapiro informed Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon of their decision Sunday night. “Today I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation,” Fields said in a statement sent to BuzzFeed...
  • Here’s Why Several Journalists Got Caught in the Michelle Fields Media Hoax

    03/13/2016 9:05:35 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 102 replies
    Danger & Play ^ | March 13, 2016 | Mike Cernovich
    Several journalists have been caught lying to the public and committing fraud, new video footage reveals. Before we begin analyzing the Michelle Fields hoax, watch this video, which surfaced last night. This video clip shows Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski (the man in short cropped hair), moving past Michelle Fields (the handsome woman in glasses). Consider how deep this media hoax goes. Michelle Fields, a “conservative,” fabricated a story with Ben Terris, a “liberal.” Jabin Botsford of the Washington Post lied about being at the event, and then hid evidence that would have exposed the hoax. Lloyd Grove of the...
  • ANTI-TRUMP REPORTER CRIED WOLF! NEW VIDEO Shows Michelle Fields Not Even Bumped

    03/13/2016 8:00:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 87 replies
    GP ^ | 03/13/16 | Jim Hoft
    WOW! What the hell, Michelle?Breitbart reporter caught fabricating story about Donald Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski. Michelle Fields made headlines when she said Lewandowski grabbed her and threw her down on the ground at the Jupiter, Florida victory speech on Tuesday night. The Gateway Pundit’s Kristinn Taylor was in the room at the time and did not see the incident in question. He was the last reporter to film Corey closing up the event with reporters. Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields filed criminal assault charges with Jupiter, Florida police against Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Friday several days after...
  • Did The Washington Post Lie About The Michelle Fields Incident?

    03/13/2016 8:24:13 AM PDT · by Jay Thomas · 16 replies
    youtube video ^ | Mar 11, 2016 | Mister Metokur
    A 13:31 minute video presentation.
  • Washington Post Stealth-Edits Reagan Obituary, Covertly Removes Tasteless Lead Without Note

    03/07/2016 12:52:40 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 7th, 2016 | Joe Concha
    Lois Romano, clearly a left-leaning journalist with an anti-Republican agenda if her Twitter feed is remotely any indication, is chosen by the Washington Post to write Nancy Reagan‘s obituary. Upon publication on WashingtonPost.com Sunday morning almost immediately following the announcement of the passing, some see Romano’s obit as a trashing of Mrs. Reagan in Kitty Kelly-meets-Perez-Hilton-like fashion. – Sometime Sunday evening, somebody — either Romano or an editor — stealth-edits the obituary by eliminating the lead paragraph in question altogether. – Despite the major change, Romano nor an editor inform readers any alterations to the piece were made – Romano...
  • The Washington Post's Ridiculously Nasty Nancy Reagan Obit is a New Low

    03/07/2016 5:54:49 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 48 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | March 6, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    There's a point at which any decent person puts aside partisan rhetoric. That point would be death. Especially the death of a First Lady. Even if you didn't like Reagan, taking shots at Nancy Reagan in 2016, after her death, is really despicable. Post writer Lois Romano decided to write a ridiculously nasty smear of Ronald Reagan and his wife as the obit. About half the content seems to be about how much money Nancy Reagan spent on things. By paragraph 3, Lois Romano starts attacking Nancy Reagan. "As first lady from 1981 to 1989, Mrs. Reagan had a knack...
  • The Washington Post Becomes Unhinged On Donald Trump

    02/26/2016 7:29:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 25, 2016
    Media Bias: Donald Trump has many personal and policy flaws, and we disagree with him on trade and other issues. But one of the stronger cases for Trump for president is that the left absolutely reviles him. It's almost fun to watch them squirm and even become unhinged at the idea of Trump becoming the Republican nominee, let alone the occupant of the Oval Office. The Washington Post's latest anti-Trump tirade was classic media bias on full display. It tells the GOP leadership to "do everything in your power" to stop the "unthinkable" of a Trump presidency from happening because...
  • New York Times Public Editor Moves to Washington Post as Media Columnist

    02/22/2016 12:01:59 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 22, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    It has been announced that the New York Times public editor aka ombudsman Margaret Sullivan will be moving over to the Washington Post. So does that mean the Post is now lifting its three year old decree against continuing the post of ombudsman? Nope. Sullivan is going to become a media columnist which makes one wonder if she will be supplanting Erik Wemple who in the same role is confined mainly to the digital edition. However, rather than speculate on Wemple's fate, let us take a Newsbusters trip down Margaret Sullivan memory lane in her role as the Times public...
  • Cruz fires back at Washington Post with a cartoon of his own

    12/23/2015 1:42:49 PM PST · by Isara · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 23, 2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    After crying foul over a Washington Post editorial cartoon that depicted his children as "political props," presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) turned the tables Wednesday with a drawing of his own."Seems like a better idea for a cartoon: Hillary and her lapdogs," Cruz wrote on Twitter.Attached to the tweet: An image showing Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton walking two dogs labeled as The New York Times and The Washington Post. Seems like a better idea for a cartoon: Hillary and her lapdogs. pic.twitter.com/dou9c7fS4U— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 23, 2015 The Post on Tuesday retracted their original cartoon after a...
  • Washington Post Publishes, Then Deletes, Cartoon Portraying Cruz Daughters

    12/23/2015 11:34:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    File this under: Imagine what would have happened if the same was done to Obama's daughters?The Washington Post, now America's largest newspaper, published a cartoon Tuesday afternoon by Ann Telnaes portraying the young daughters of GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz as monkeys being walked or controlled by Santa Claus. Here it is:  Reaction: Classy. @washingtonpost makes fun of my girls. Stick w/ attacking me--Caroline & Catherine are out of your league. https://t.co/N61ys6z8w1— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 22, 2015 Wash Post cartoon featuring @tedcruz's children is disgusting. The Post saying the kids are "fair game" is even worse.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio)...
  • Washington Post: Ted Cruz uses his kids as political props

    12/22/2015 3:43:10 PM PST · by Isara · 127 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 22, 2015 | Ann Telnaes
    There is an unspoken rule in editorial cartooning that a politician's children are off-limits. People don't get to choose their family members so obviously it's unfair to ridicule kids for their parent's behavior while in office or on the campaign trail- besides, they're children. There are plenty of adults in the political world who act childish, so there is no need for an editorial cartoonist to target actual children.I've kept to that rule, except when the children are adults themselves or choose to indulge in grown-up activities (as the Bush twins did during the George W Bush presidency). But when...
  • WaPo removes cartoon showing Cruz daughters as monkeys

    12/22/2015 8:29:04 PM PST · by PROCON · 57 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Dec. 22, 2015 | T. Becket Adams
    UPDATE 12.22.15: The Washington Post removed the cartoon late Tuesday evening, and issued an apology explaining that they did not review Telnaes' work prior to publishing. "It's generally been the policy of our editorial section to leave children out of it," Post editor Fred Hiatt said in a statement. "I failed to look at this cartoon before it was published. I understand why Ann thought an exception to the policy was warranted in this case, but I do not agree."
  • WashPost Enjoys Attempts To Ridicule and Rewrite Christianity

    12/13/2015 4:53:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 13, 2015 | Tim Graham
    During the Christmas season, one might think the newspapers would refrain from trashing Christianity. In reality, the opposite happens. On Sunday, Washington Post book editor Ron Charles celebrated the liberal fun zone “between blasphemy and hilarity.” The oxymoronic headline was “DIY for the (irreverently) devout.”
  • Macaca Washington Post tries to tie shooting to Planned Parenthood

    11/27/2015 12:47:11 PM PST · by Fido969 · 30 replies
    The Gazette ^ | November 27, 2015 | Stephen Hobbs
    "Colorado Springs police says there is no connection to Planned Parenthood and shooting victims are getting treatment." https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/11/27/active-shooter-at-planned-parenthood-in-colorado-springs-police-and-fire-officials-say/
  • Barely News: Two-Thirds of Blacks Prefer 'All Lives Matter' Over 'Black Lives Matter'

    08/23/2015 1:37:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 23, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    Most of us have heard it by now. If you have the audacity to point out in a conversation or speech that "All lives matter," you're a hateful, violent raging racist out to undermine the (white guy George Soros-funded) "Black Lives Matter" movement. Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley have toth made the "mistake" of contending that "All lives matter" during the past few months. Each has felt it necessary to either apologize or otherwise back away from their statement. A Thursday Rasmussen poll the vast majority of the establishment press has ignored and will likely to continue...
  • Washington Post brings back venomous anti-conservative to cover presidential election campaign

    07/23/2015 3:05:49 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 19 replies
    powerline ^ | July 22, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff in
    The Washington Post has rehired Dave Weigel. He is covering the presidential campaign for the paper. In his last stint with the Post, Weigel covered the conservative movement. However, he lost his job due to vicious comments he posted on Journolist about major conservative figures and the conservative movement in general. When Rush Limbaugh was rushed to the hospital with chest pains, Weigel quipped, “I hope he fails,” a reference to Limbaugh’s comment that he hoped the Obama presidency would fail. He described Newt Gingrich as “an amoral blowhard who resigned in disgrace” and who is “now polluting my inbox...
  • Washington Post Promotes the 'Evolution' of 'Forsaking Monogamy'

    05/27/2015 2:18:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 27, 2015 | 7:12 EDT | Tim Graham
    Washington Post reporter Caitlin Dewey’s beat is the Internet. But her big piece on the front page of Wednesday’s Style section is about something broader: “Forsaking monogamy: The evolution of relationships has made affairs less clandestine and less combustive. And of course there are Web sites to help match tryst-seekers.” This being the Post, there is no space for critics of the "evolution" of online adultery Web sites or their users. Dewey promoted the “non-monogamous dating site Open Minded,” where her married female subject, Jessie, advertised, “I’m into building deep and loving relationships that add to the joy and aliveness...
  • NY Times, Wash Post Give Early Gift to Obama on IRS Scandal: 'No Links to White House'

    12/24/2014 12:26:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/24/14 | Clay Waters
    A new congressional report on the IRS persecution of conservative groups in the run-up to the 2012 election? Nothing to see here, the New York Times' headline blared. Both the paper's headline writer and reporter David Joachim set the bar sky-high for anti-Obama scandal, using the evident lack of a smoking gun linking IRS persecution to the White House as an excuse to completely dismiss the scandal in a rather brief story, no matter what "strident" Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican who chaired the hearings, might think. The Washington Post was little better. Joachim's story was buried on page A13...
  • WaPo: Four Pinocchios for Obama on Bush 41 amnesty claim

    11/24/2014 7:07:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Actually, Glenn Kessler gives Peak Pinocchio to both Barack Obama and his press secretary Josh Earnest for disseminating a dishonest argument intended to bolster the notion that Obama’s predecessors used executive power for amnesty. The argument actually began on Wednesday afternoon as Earnest laid out the structure of the defense: Q What executive actions that were taken in the past regarding immigration would involve millions of people like this upcoming one?MR. EARNEST: There are a couple of them. President George H.W. Bush — I believe this was -— I think this would have been– I’m not sure what year this...
  • An Appeal to Fox News: Investigate Gruber Remarks

    11/14/2014 12:55:03 PM PST · by SteveH · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 14, 2014 | Erik Wemple
    So here’s a suggestion. Fox News has revenues approaching $2 billion and a newsgathering investment of nearly $900 million per year — why not plow some of those funds into an investigation into the transparency of the passage of the Affordable Care Act? If what Gruber says is on target, after all, then there must be a heck of a lot more scandal to uncover. Don’t rely on one source for this story, Fox News.
  • Ben Bradlee Dies, 93

    10/21/2014 6:20:19 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 44 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 Oct 2014 | Pete D'amato
    The former editor of the Washington Post who led the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal and made the decision to publish the Pentagon Papers is dead at 93. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2802484/ben-bradlee-washington-post-editor-led-coverage-watergate-dies-93.html#ixzz3Gpfgm5Gb Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93

    10/21/2014 6:19:06 PM PDT · by John W · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October21, 2014 | Robert G. Kaiser
    Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post’s transformation into one of the world’s leading newspapers, died Oct. 21 at his home in Washington of natural causes. He was 93. From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily. He achieved that goal by combining compelling news stories based on aggressive reporting with engaging feature pieces of a kind previously associated with the best magazines. His charm and gift...
  • [Washington] Post names Frederick J. Ryan Jr. as new publisher

    09/02/2014 11:20:48 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 2 at 11:55 AM | Craig Timberg
    Washington Post owner Jeffrey P. Bezos is replacing Publisher Katharine Weymouth with Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a former Reagan administration official who was part of the founding leadership team of Politico, a primarily digital news organization that competes with The Post on political coverage, the company announced Tuesday. The departure of Weymouth, 48, ends eight decades of Graham family leadership of The Post, which her great-grandfather bought in 1933. Bezos, who acquired The Post for $250  million in a sale announced in August 2013, initially kept the senior leadership team intact. He told Weymouth during a visit to Washington, on...
  • Washington Post editorials will no longer use ‘Redskins’ for the local NFL team

    08/22/2014 1:22:31 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2014 | Editorial Board
    THIS PAGE has for many years urged the local football team to change its name. The term “Redskins,” we wrote in 1992, “is really pretty offensive.” The team owner then, Jack Kent Cooke, disagreed, and the owner now, Daniel M. Snyder, disagrees, too. But the matter seems clearer to us now than ever, and while we wait for the National Football League to catch up with thoughtful opinion and common decency, we have decided that, except when it is essential for clarity or effect, we will no longer use the slur ourselves. That’s the standard we apply to all offensive...
  • Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow slam WaPo movie critic linking their comedies to Santa Barbara murders

    05/28/2014 8:12:05 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/27/14 | Ethan Sacks
    Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow are not laughing over a film critic's op-ed that suggested their movies could have influenced the mass murder in Santa Barbara, Calif. In a column published Sunday in the Washington Post, Ann Hornaday blamed the rage that fueled mass murderer Elliot Rodger's rampage — which left six dead and 13 wounded — on the entertainment industry, in which the killer's father worked as a second unit director. "How many students watch outsized frat-boy fantasies like (Rogen's) ‘Neighbors’ and feel, as Rodger did, unjustly shut out of college life that should be full of ‘sex and...
  • Another Round in the Death-Penalty Debate: The Washington Post messes up the math

    05/13/2014 6:01:29 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | MAY 13, 2014 | John Lott
    The death-penalty debate goes on. After a piece that I wrote about the debate last week, National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke wrote a response, followed later by a much stronger attack by the Washington Post’s Radley Balko. Cooke’s response was philosophical and drew a distinction between killing someone in self-defense and using the death penalty, though given the evidence that the death penalty deters murders and thus saves lives, that distinction isn’t as clear as he thinks. Balko, a blogger/reporter for the Washington Post, based his reply on empirical evidence. He puts a lot of faith in studies by...
  • Married ex-Washington Post executive found dead at a gay hot spot with a pipe and needle

    A married former Washington Post vice president has been found dead in a gay bar in Manhattan with drug paraphernalia near his body. Guyon Knight was found dead around 8am on Saturday in a bar called the Out in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York. The New York Post reported the circumstances of the 64-year-old's death, saying that he was seen with a needle, a pipe and unspecified pills near his body. The club where Knight was found describes itself as being gay-but-straight friendly, but a person familiar with the bar told MailOnline that it is mostly frequented by...
  • Retiring WashPost Editor Throws a Fit About How Conservatives Ruined Washington

    03/02/2014 7:03:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 2, 2014 | Tim Graham
    Former Washington Post managing editor Robert Kaiser is retiring at age 70, and he’s very cranky about how conservatives have destroyed government and Washington collegiality. This tells you a lot about what kind of liberal edits and massages the Post every day. Kaiser is moving to New York, and on the front of the Sunday Outlook he described how “Republicans lost their minds” and “Democrats lost their souls.” In essence, both sides are now too conservative for Bob, starting with a debt-limit vote: On Oct. 16, 162 members of Congress, 144 in the House and 18 in the Senate, voted...
  • The Washington Post's Anti-Thanksgiving Screed

    11/13/2013 5:59:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/13/2013 | Jeremy Boreing
    It should come as no surprise that the left is inherently anti-gratitude. As an anti-human, redistributionist world-view, it derives its power by instilling in people gratitude’s antithesis: Entitlement. The Washington Post’s Monday column by Brian Palmer, “The Environmental Costs of a Thanksgiving Meal,” is a case study, attacking the traditions enjoyed by Americans for centuries as a reminder that what we receive at the hands of our Creator is often more than we deserve. Of course, that was before climate change. Or, to quote Palmer: Fossil fuels changed that equation. What follows is a loosely annotated analysis of the...
  • Fox News hires George Will

    The Daily Caller has confirmed that Fox News will announce later this afternoon that they have hired long-time Washington Post columnist George Will. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/01/fox-news-hires-george-will/#ixzz2gVP0UiZp
  • Jeff Bezos buys out the Washington Post. This is Nixon's revenge on the mainstream media

    08/06/2013 6:18:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    (UK) Daily Telegraph ^ | August 6,2013 | Tim Stanley
    Somewhere down there, Richard Nixon must be rubbing his hands with glee. The Graham family have been forced to sell The Washington Post – the liberal newspaper that helped bring down Tricky Dick with its coverage of the Watergate burglary. Nixon hated the Post for the not unreasonable reason that it hated him. It wasn't just the pursuit of Watergate that irritated, but the climate that the daily helped create of liberal disdain for his presidency – its insistence that anyone with a fully functioning heart and brain voted Democrat. That attitude wouldn't have mattered if print didn't enjoy such...
  • Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

    08/05/2013 1:40:07 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 120 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2013
    The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations. Bezos, whose entrepreneurship has made him one of the world’s richest men, will pay $250 million in cash for The Post and affiliated publications to the Washington Post Co., which owns the newspaper and other businesses. Seattle-based Amazon will have no role in the purchase; Bezos himself will buy the news organization and become its sole owner when the sale is completed, probably within 60...
  • NSA Leaker Shopped His Story Around

    06/09/2013 10:09:39 PM PDT · by knak · 137 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/9/13 | Adam Martin
    Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old former intelligence worker who leaked details of NSA data collection to journalists, first approached the Washington Post with his trove of information, The Post's Barton Gellman reported on Sunday. But when the paper wouldn't meet Snowden's conditions, he went to The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, who first published the story about the NSA collecting Verizon customers' phone records. The Post did get the PRISM story in the end, and along with it Gellman's rather thrilling account of dealing with his mysterious source, a former NSA analyst and Booz Allen Hamilton employee who used the code name Verax....
  • How the Washington Post Lost the PRISM Exclusive [media bias]

    06/10/2013 1:01:09 AM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | Abby Ohlheiser
    Barton Gellman posted a story cobbled from his chat transcripts with Snowden late Sunday, which contained this exchange concerning the whistleblower's conditions to keep the story the Post's: To effect his plan, Snowden asked for a guarantee that The Washington Post would publish — within 72 hours — the full text of a PowerPoint presentation describing PRISM, a top-secret surveillance program that gathered intelligence from Microsoft, Facebook, Google and other Silicon Valley giants. He also asked that The Post publish online a cryptographic key that he could use to prove to a foreign embassy that he was the document’s source....
  • Washington Post Earnings Drop 85 Percent (Good News)

    05/03/2013 6:36:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 3, 2013 | Paul Bremmer
    Politico reported today that net income at The Washington Post Co. dropped an astonishing 85 percent from the first quarter of last year to the first quarter of this year. The newspaper division posted an operating loss of $34.5 million over that period. It looks as if the Post, like many other newspapers around the country, may have entered an age of decline. Newspapers just aren’t as profitable as they once were. The proliferation of online news outlets has given consumers a plethora of free news sources to choose from. But another factor may be the Post's persistent liberal bias,...
  • Washington Post Falsely Claims Conservative Media Ignored Gosnell

    04/15/2013 3:21:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The Washington Post ignored the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell until pro-life advocates raised such a ruckus it was forced to acknowledge it. Now the newspaper that acts as a frequent apologist for the pro-abortion movement is blaming conservative news outlets with a pro-life editorial stance for not covering it. The only problem is the Post has its facts wrong. It’s so wrong the Post may deserve a couple of Pinocchios or more, as it is famous for giving to politicos who bend the truth. As the newspaper claims: The charge of liberal media bias is perhaps undercut...
  • Supreme Court must strike down Proposition 8 and DOMA

    03/26/2013 8:01:11 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 55 replies
    WaPo Opinions ^ | 3-25-2013 | Editorial Board
    .... Over the next two days, the justices will consider two of the weightiest civil rights cases in years, both about the continuing struggle of gay men and lesbians to obtain equal recognition under the law. On Tuesday, the court will consider the constitutionality of Proposition 8, .... On Wednesday, the justices will turn to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a law enacted in 1996 that bars the federal government from offering benefits to same-sex couples, even if they were legally married in their home state. The justices have many options as they consider how to rule. But more...
  • Washington Post quietly makes major change to Menendez story, removes attack on TheDC’s reporting

    03/05/2013 10:45:39 AM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Without informing readers in the story or elsewhere, on Monday night The Washington Post deleted its explicit claim that the Dominican prostitute who recanted her allegation against Sen. Robert Menendez had appeared in a video posted to The Daily Caller. In a story by investigative reporter Carol Leonnig, the Post initially reported at 4:47 p.m. that “the women’s videotaped claims, with their faces obscured, were played on the conservative Web site The Daily Caller. The news site reported that ‘the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000-acre resort in the Dominican Republic.’”
  • Woodward: Obama Exhibiting 'A Kind of Madness I Haven't Seen in a Long Time’

    02/27/2013 9:59:38 AM PST · by chessplayer · 25 replies
    The Washington Post's Bob Woodward continues to break ranks with his Obama-loving colleagues by holding the President's feet to the fire concerning the looming budget sequester. Just days after he wrote a piece in the Post exposing the inconvenient truth that it was indeed the White House that initially proposed sequestration during the 2011 debt ceiling debate, Woodward appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe Wednesday saying that Obama's decision to not send the USS Truman to the Persian Gulf as a result of these deliberations was "a kind of madness that I haven't seen in a long time" (video follows with...
  • St. Valentine's Day Massacre: Washington Post Slashes Staff

    02/15/2013 12:29:28 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2/15/13 | John Nolte
    Though she's not getting much credit for it, it's just a fact that most of the important media scoops of late have been coming from Betsy Rothstein at FishbowlDC. Today marks another scoop and, better still, another moment to savor in the slow-motion collapse of the mainstream media. According to Rothstein's reporting, a round of 54 layoffs are planned at the once-legendary Washington Post. It's amazing how quickly a left-wing newspaper will turn into the stereotypically evil corporate maven. The Post is not only trying to hush-hush the layoffs, but also using cold, calculated words like "inefficiencies" to describe the...
  • Washington Post fooled by fake story of Sarah Palin joining Al-Jazeera

    02/12/2013 12:44:49 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 02/12/03 | Claudine Zap
    Another journalist fell prey to a fake story on a satirical website, and reported it as news. This time, a blogger for the Washington Post reported—wrongly—that Sarah Palin, the former Republican candidate for vice president who recently parted way with Fox News, had moved on to the Al-Jazeera network to reach millions of "devoutly religious people."
  • Sarah Palin mocks Washington Post for false report she’s joining Al Jazeera

    02/12/2013 4:00:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 12, 2013 | Kristen A. Lee
    Sarah Palin got to take another jab at the “lamestream media” on Tuesday after The Washington Post issued an embarrassing correction on a false report that the former Fox News commentator is joining Al Jazeera. The Washington Post’s attention-grabbing mea culpa followed reporter Suzi Parker’s claim that Palin signed a deal to be a host and commentator for the Qatari-based network. Parker had called the faux-scoop “a cautionary tale about what can happen with politics and celebrity meet.” The story became a cautionary tale of another sort, however, when it emerged that the “news” came from The Daily Currant, a...
  • Wall Street Journal, Washington Post disclose Chinese attacks

    02/02/2013 1:20:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    nbc ^ | February 2, 2013
    On Thursday afternoon, less than a day after the Times' story was posted online, its ideological rival the Wall Street Journal revealed that it, too, had been attacked by Chinese hackers. On Friday, the Washington Post, following a scoop by a former staffer, was forced to admit that its networks had been penetrated for years. The Journal provided fewer details than the Times, but said that "in the most recent incident," hackers had managed to break into computers in the Journal's Beijing bureau in mid-2012. From there, the Journal said, the intruders were able to access the Journal's worldwide computer...
  • Vanity - interesting fact about WasPo/ABC Daily Tracking polls (Pay attention Eeyores)

    10/28/2012 9:27:47 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Per Twitter WaPo/ABC tracking poll has Romney up 1, 49-48. Sample moved from D+4 Fri to D+6 Sat to D+7 today. Romney up 15 w/ indies. WaPo/ABC tracking Thur-Sat has same turnout adv for Dems as 08. In 08 Obama won by 7%, today he loses by 1. Yep... moved from D+4 two days ago to D+7 today. Yet Romney maintained 1 point lead even through the shift.
  • What happened to the ABC/WP Tracking Poll?

    10/27/2012 4:41:16 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 26 replies
    ABC/WP
    What happened to the ABC/WP Tracking Poll? It is supposed to be released at 5 pm EST, every day. So far, nothing has been released today. I am becoming paranoid that they are dumping "special sauce" on their data showing a Romney lead, in order change the narrative in time for the Sunday talkfests.