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  • AOL Libels Free Republic; Web Giant Falsely Accuses Conservative Site of Hosting Child Porn

    09/22/2010 8:23:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 180 replies · 1+ views
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    The Internet giant AOL libeled Free Republic as "hosting child pornography" in an article published Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at their Daily Finance news site. The site's masthead reads: Daily Finance An AOL Money & Finance Site.Authored by Daily Finance media columnist Jeff Bercovici, the article entitled Muzzled Reporter Says 'Maw of Yahoo' No Place for Journalism tells the story about John Cook's reasons for leaving Yahoo News and returning to his previous gig with Gawker. According to the article, Cook was the senior national affairs reporter for Yahoo's The Upshot news blog. Bercovici notes that he and Cook are...
  • AOL Owned Daily Finance Retracts Passage That Libeled Free Republic Over Child Pornography

    09/23/2010 9:36:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 153 replies
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 | Kristinn
    The AOL-owned site Daily Finance this morning retracted a passage in an article that falsely stated Free Republic hosted child pornography.The article was about reporter John Cook leaving Yahoo News to return to Gawker. Included in Cook's reasons for leaving, according to Daily Finance reporter Jeff Bercovici, was that Yahoo would not allow him to write about Free Republic "hosting child pornography." The article that was linked to support that claim actually stated that Free Republic did not host child pornography.The offending Daily Finance passage now reads:"... On similar grounds, he was prohibited from writing about the conservative website...
  • Star Reporter Quits Yahoo - They Wouldn't Let Him Write About Big White House Salaries (FR Mention))

    09/22/2010 4:55:05 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 9-22p2010 | Nicholas Carlson
    Star Reporter Quits Yahoo Because They Wouldn't Let Him Write About Big White House Salaries Nicholas Carlson Sep. 22, 2010, 5:53 PM Yahoo News editor Andrew Golis says star reporter John Cook is quitting to re-join Gawker because "he prefers the license Gawker gave him to add his opinions into his reporting to the scale and credibility Yahoo! News could offer." John tells AOL's Jeff Bercovici that's hogwash. He says he quit Yahoo because they censored him like crazy. Bercovici reports: In one instance, Cook was forced to bowdlerize a quotation from New York Times reporter James Risen; he was...
  • Teacher waives hearing on porn charges

    08/11/2010 2:15:50 PM PDT · by Malacoda · 12 replies
    The Daily Local News ^ | 11 August, 2010 | Cindy Scharr
    UPPER PROVIDENCE — First-grade teacher and day camp director David Devine will be released on bail once electronic home monitoring is set up at his mother’s Chester Heights home. Devine, 34, who is suspended from his teaching position with the West Chester Area School District, on Tuesday waived his preliminary hearing on 500 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. District Judge Nicholas Lippincott reduced Devine’s bail to 10 percent of $50,000, with conditions. Although a resident of Media, Devine must stay with his mother in Chester Heights because Devine’s home...
  • BP buys Google, Yahoo search words to keep people away from real news on Gulf oil spill disaster

    06/07/2010 4:57:41 PM PDT · by valkyry1 · 3 replies · 20+ views ^ | June 6, 1:48 AMPolitical Spin ExaminerMaryann Tobin | Maryann Tobin
    In their most tenacious effort to control the ‘spin’ on the worst oil spill disaster in the history, BP has purchased top internet search engine words so they can re-direct people away from real news on the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. BP spokesman Toby Odone confirmed to ABC News that the oil giant had in fact bought internet search terms. So now when someone searches the words ‘oil spill’, on the internet, the top link will re-direct them to BP’s official company website.
  • Rant/Plead/Enough Already!

    06/04/2010 7:07:20 PM PDT · by jacquej · 42 replies · 1,034+ views
    email spam | 6/4/2010 | Jacquej
    OK, I am fed up. My personal email has been flooded with multiple emails from the yahoo FR backup list, and I am sick of it. Those of you sending stuff to the yahoo list, cut it out, right now! Today, I have been bombarded, and have gone to my control preferences, sending all messages immediately to "junk", which is automatically deleted from my computer. If yahoo e-mail lists are that easily co-opted, I think we all should go cancel the FR yahoo account. Maybe I am having a bad night? Is anyone else getting flooded with unwanted, unimportant, redundant,...
  • Unreal. Lib Media Outraged That Arizona Will Ban Classes That “Promote Overthrow of US Government”

    05/12/2010 12:58:01 PM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies · 1,011+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 12, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    THE STATE-RUN MEDIA IS OUTRAGED! Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill today that bans schools from teaching classes that call for “the overthrow of the the US Government.” The democratic-media complex believes this is racist: The Yahoo headline reads: “More racial controversy for Arizona” The Politico headline reads: “Arizona bans ‘ethnic studies’” This is what the new law bans: The law prohibits the teaching of any classes that promote “the overthrow of the United States government,” “resentment toward a race or class of people,” “are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group” or “advocate ethnic solidarity instead...
  • Uh oh … Schiff Tells Yahoo The Economy Is In Worse Shape Not Better

    04/29/2010 1:56:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies · 900+ views ^ | April 29, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    From Jim Hoft at Gatewaypundit. Connecticut Senatorial candidate and the man who warned America about the housing bubble and the ensuing financial collapse, Peter Schiff is at it again. This is well worth the listen because he explains why he believes the economy is in worse shape than in 2008 and headed for another collapse.
  • Breaking - jurors reported they have reached a verdict on 3 of 4 charges in Palin hacking trial

    04/29/2010 12:07:13 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 243 replies · 8,612+ views
    knoxville news ^ | April 29, 2010 | Jim Balloch
    KNOXVILLE - Federal court jurors reported today they have reached a verdict on three of four charges against former University of Tennessee student David C. Kernell, accused of illegally accessing the private e-mail account of 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. But they also reported they are deadlocked on the first count, a charge of identity theft. Without asking what their verdict is on the other counts, U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Phillips sent them back to the jury room to continue deliberating the first count. In their written communication to the judge this afternoon, the jurors said: "Some...
  • Palin Testifies in E-mail Hacking Case (Drudge Headline)

    04/24/2010 1:24:37 PM PDT · by GVnana · 21 replies · 1,231+ views
    Photo by J. Miles Cary Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor, talks with the press outside of the Federal Court House in downtown Knoxville Friday. KNOXVILLE - With the government wrapping up its case, the defense attorney for a former University of Tennessee student accused of illegally accessing one-time Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's private e-mail account tried and failed to put another college student in the hot seat. Attorney Wade Davies this afternoon sought to convince U.S. District Judge Thomas Phillips to allow him to force a reluctant Justin Hill to testify as a defense witness. Hill is a Utah college...
  • Google backs Yahoo in privacy fight with DOJ

    04/14/2010 4:56:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies · 442+ views
    Cnet News ^ | April 13, 2010 5:27 PM PDT | Declan McCullagh
    Google and an alliance of privacy groups have come to Yahoo's aid by helping the Web portal fend off a broad request from the U.S. Department of Justice for e-mail messages, CNET has learned. In a brief filed Tuesday afternoon, the coalition says a search warrant signed by a judge is necessary before the FBI or other police agencies can read the contents of Yahoo Mail messages--a position that puts those companies directly at odds with the Obama administration. Yahoo has been quietly fighting prosecutors' requests in front of a federal judge in Colorado, with many documents filed under seal....
  • Yahoo News comments sections on political stories are very active

    03/24/2010 8:01:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies · 193+ views
    March 24, 2010 | reaganaut1
    The comment sections on Yahoo News (they run Associated Press stories) are very active. For example, a story FACT CHECK: Spinning the new health care law now has 4681 comments, and there are hundreds of replies and thousands of ratings for many of the comments -- especially those that were posted first. Most commenters seem to dislike the law, but there are certainly people on both sides. I think that people who can reply quickly (but intelligently) to Yahoo News stories can reach a lot of people, including many who never visit political sites like FR.
  • Rangle now a Republican?

    03/11/2010 4:43:52 PM PST · by DadOfFive · 10 replies · 1,476+ views
    U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (R) stands in front of the press after meeting of the Congessional Black Caucus with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, March 11, 2010. From L-R are: Rep. Hank Johnson and Rangel. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  • Remove Yahoo Answers from the Internet

    02/06/2010 6:17:36 PM PST · by ImperialistDaddy · 32 replies · 869+ views ^ | 2-6-2010 | Douglas Gross
    To: All search engines We the undersigned are asking that all search engines remove all links to Yahoo Answers. We are also asking that Yahoo remove Yahoo Answers completely from the Internet. Yahoo Answers was intended to be a place for people to be able to ask informed questions and get informed answers. However, it has become that questions are not informed, and neither are answers. The need to remove Yahoo Answers is to keep it from turning up in the search results. Most questions and answers posted on Yahoo Answers are inflammatory and there is a lot of abusive...
  • Ubuntu Firefox shuns Google for Yahoo! search ( The next release of Ubuntu .....)

    01/28/2010 10:18:02 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 320+ views
    The Register ^ | 27th January 2010 21:09 GMT | Cade Metz in San Francisco
    Microsoft to fund Linux development The next release of Ubuntu will scrap Google as the default search engine on its Firefox browser in favor of Yahoo!, thanks to a new revenue-sharing deal between Yahoo! and commercial Ubuntu backer Canonical. With regulators set to approve Yahoo!'s search pact with Microsoft, this means that Redmond will power the future of Firefox on Ubuntu, a combination with decidedly anti-Redmond connotations. The ultimate irony is that Microsoft will essentially be paying people to build a Linux distro. Canonical's Rick Spencer announced the Yahoo! revenue deal on Tuesday, with a post to the Ubuntu developer...
  • Microsoft and Yahoo Decide on Indian Porn Ban

    12/31/2009 10:32:49 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 11 replies · 690+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | 12/30/2009 | Ed Berridge
    ALTHOUGH MICROSOFT AND YAHOO have not actually tied the knot yet, they appear to be unanimous about the need to protect Indians from the perils of pornography. Yahoo has announced that it is blocking sex searches for all those on the Indian subcontinent. Its decision came after a similar statement from Microsoft's Bling, er, Bing last week. Part of their motivation might be a law currently being looked at by the Indian government to make porn illegal. However so far no one has actually told Yahoo or Microsoft to pull the plug on Indians searching for sex content online. In...
  • Yahoo is spying on you

    12/21/2009 9:07:14 PM PST · by hope · 91 replies · 3,581+ views
    WND ^ | 12/21/09 | Michael Carl is allegedly spying on its customers and acting as a proxy for U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies. According to, Yahoo also charges the agencies for the information. That means U.S. citizens' tax dollars are being used by federal agencies to pay for information gathered in Yahoo's spying. A Yahoo customer who asked not to be identified became suspicious of Yahoo's operations when the image below appeared on his screen while downloading his e-mail.
  • Arrested Americans SHOW NO REMORSE about their terror plans

    12/21/2009 2:08:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 35 replies · 1,406+ views
    (PTI) via ^ | Monday, December 21, 2009 14:44 IST | n/a
    “Arrested Americans show no remorse about their terror plans” PTI Monday, December 21, 2009 14:44 IST SNIPPET: “Lahore: Five American Muslim youth arrested by Pakistani authorities on suspicion of terror links have shown no remorse about their plans to commit terrorist acts and one has even said they should be hanged so that they could become martyrs, a senior police official said today.” SNIPPET: “Zamzam, Waqar Hussain Khan, 22, Ahmed Abdullah Minni, 20, Iman Hasan Yemer, 17 and Omar Farooq, 24, were arrested in Sargodha, located 200km from Islamabad, on charges of planning terror attacks in Pakistan and abroad.” SNIPPET:...
  • Yahoo Sells All Its Users Private Email Contents to U.S. Agencies (link to .PDF)

    12/08/2009 12:42:29 PM PST · by Beloved Levinite · 21 replies · 2,252+ views ^ | 12/08/2009 |
    Subject: Yahoo Sells All Its Users Private Email Contents to U.S. Agencies yahoo-spy.pdf Yahoo Lawful Spying Guide December 2, 2009 cox-spy.pdf Cox Lawful Spying Guide December 2, 2009 sbc-ameritech- spy.pdf SBC-Ameritech Lawful Spying Guide December 2, 2009 sbc-lea-spy. pdf SBC Lawful Spying Guide December 2, 2009 At 02:30 PM 12/7/09, W.G.E.N. wrote: Yahoo Sells All Its Users Private Email Contents to U.S. Agencies for Small Price Posted: 2009/12/05 From: Mathaba http://www.mathaba. net/news/ ?x=622292 (Mathaba) Yahoo isn't happy that a detailed menu of the spying services it provides to "law enforcement" and spy agencies has leaked onto the web. After earlier...
  • Microsoft, Yahoo finalise deal, prepare for Google attack

    12/04/2009 6:11:03 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies · 549+ views
    AFP ^ | December 05, 2009
    YAHOO! and Microsoft have finalised the details of their planned internet search and advertising partnership. The companies hope to implement the deal next year with the approval of anti-trust regulators. "Yahoo! and Microsoft welcome the broad support the deal has received from key players in the advertising industry and remain hopeful that the closing of the transaction can occur in early 2010," the companies said in a joint statement. "Microsoft and Yahoo! believe that this deal will create a sustainable and more compelling alternative in search that can provide consumers, advertisers and publishers real choice, better value and more innovation."...