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  • Bob Woodward’s New Book Reveals a ‘Nervous Breakdown’ of Trump’s Presidency

    09/04/2018 8:52:29 AM PDT · by kristinn · 64 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    John Dowd was convinced that President Trump would commit perjury if he talked to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. So, on Jan. 27, the president’s then-personal attorney staged a practice session to try to make his point. In the White House residence, Dowd peppered Trump with questions about the Russia investigation, provoking stumbles, contradictions and lies until the president eventually lost his cool. “This thing’s a goddamn hoax,” Trump erupted at the start of a 30-minute rant that finished with him saying, “I don’t really want to testify.” The dramatic and previously untold scene is recounted in “Fear,” a...
  • Scholars criticize 'imperial' presidency [Bush has expanded the imperial presidency]

    09/13/2003 9:27:45 AM PDT · by FourPeas · 26 replies · 243+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | Saturday, September 13, 2003 | Steven Harmon
    Scholars criticize 'imperial' presidency Saturday, September 13, 2003By Steven HarmonThe Grand Rapids Press ALLENDALE -- Thanks to a pliant Congress and an apathetic public, President George W. Bush has expanded the imperial presidency, perhaps placing the United States in a more vulnerable position than before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. That was the general view of panelists at a conference on the presidency Friday, hosted by Grand Valley State University's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. By running roughshod over world opinion in the runup to the Iraq war, Bush now faces world isolation as the occupation has gotten messy,...
  • Barack Obama for Re-Election [The New York Times.......]

    10/27/2012 4:48:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Barack Obama for Re-Election The economy is slowly recovering from the 2008 meltdown, and the country could suffer another recession if the wrong policies take hold. The United States is embroiled in unstable regions that could easily explode into full-blown disaster. An ideological assault from the right has started to undermine the vital health reform law passed in 2010. Those forces are eroding women’s access to health care, and their right to control their lives. Nearly 50 years after passage of the Civil Rights Act, all Americans’ rights are cheapened by the right wing’s determination to deny marriage benefits to...
  • (Vanity): US is Suffering Severe Case of Palin-itis (Going Rogue Rejoinder)

    06/17/2011 8:25:49 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 62 replies
    grey_whiskers' Fisking of Prof. David Green ^ | 6-17-2011 | grey_whiskers via Prof. Green at Hofstra
    I hope I write another piece on Sarah Palin again. The woman is an antidote, and I choose my words carefully there. She is everything that is right with America, and indeed, that is the only reason I’m writing this at all. This essay is altogether far more a commentary on The Undefeated's America than it is on the woman herself. Our national problem is Palin Derangement Syndrome far more than it is Palin. There have always been people like Sarah Palin, and presumably there always will be. The two real questions are why Marxists are so worried about them...
  • New York Times Readies Pay Wall (LOL--Anyone gonna pay for the old gray hag?!)

    02/07/2011 6:49:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/7/11 | Russell Adams
    The New York Times is preparing to introduce multiple subscription packages for access to the paper's website and other digital content, kicking off the biggest test to date of consumers' willingness to pay for news they're accustomed to getting free.
  • Barack Obama: Born in Hawaii

    03/17/2009 11:50:28 AM PDT · by AndrewWalden · 531 replies · 13,259+ views
    Hawai'i Free Press ^ | 11-06-08 | Andrew Walden
    A fairly impressive internet industry has sprung up claiming that Obama was born in either Kenya or Indonesia. This is nonsense which distracts from the broadly unexplored story of Obama’s upbringing. This kind of nonsense has emerged because the McCain campaign chose not to raise the many questions about Barack Obama’s numerous hard-left alliances. Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, August 4, 1961 at Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu.
  • Minneapolis' Star Tribune files Chapter 11

    01/16/2009 9:38:06 AM PST · by pissant · 16 replies · 697+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/16/09 | staff
    MINNEAPOLIS – Less than two years after it was bought by a private equity group, the Star Tribune has filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy. "We determined that the filing was necessary to reduce our operating costs, restructure our debt and create a financially viable business for the future," Publisher and Chairman Chris Harte said in a note to readers posted on the newspaper's Web site late Thursday.
  • Brokaw: Washington Post Print Paper 'Probably' Dead in 10 Years

    11/20/2007 8:24:27 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 61 replies · 241+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | 11/20/2007 | Jeff Poor
    hen Tom Brokaw, an old-time mainstream media figure in his own right, says he thinks print newspapers won’t be around in 10 years, that’s probably not a good sign for the industry. The former NBC “Nightly News” anchor appeared at the Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington, D.C. on November 19 to promote his new book..Brokaw said he envisioned a major newspaper going completely digital in 10 years. “I was at The Washington Post earlier today,” Brokaw said. “And in the lobby they’ve got a wonderful graphic describing how the printing press works and where it is … 75,000 copies...
  • Subject to change (LEFTY COLUMNIST DAVID JOHNSON'S FOUL-MOUTHED ATTACK ON GEN. PETRAEUS)

    09/16/2007 9:24:46 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 12 replies · 1,774+ views
    Star Newspapers (Chicago) ^ | September 16, 2007 | David Johnson
    On Thursday night President Bush and Republican presidential candidates Rudolph Giuliani and John McCain asked the American people to set aside their sense of history and common sense. The three Republicans asked the American people to buy into their spin of the facts surrounding the invasion and the current status of the occupation of Iraq. Americans were asked to forget the president's claim that Iraq was involved in the Sept. 11 attack on this country, that he said he had a plan for Iraq and that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. None of those assertions were true. Prior to...
  • The Baker Report: What a Waste of Paper!!

    12/06/2006 3:30:19 PM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies · 968+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12-6-06
    The Baker Report: What a Waste of Paper!! Today, the bi-partisan Iraq Study Group in the US released its much-anticipated report, which was met by a virtual blizzard of media coverage and interest. But after glancing at the text and looking over some of its recommendations, it's hard to see what all the fuss is about. While it may have been prepared by diplomatic heavyweights such as former US Secretary of State James Baker, this report has got to be one of the least creative and least imaginative set of policy recommendations to have been produced in Washington in a...
  • If daily newspapers are dying, blame Craigslist (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/27/2006 12:27:08 PM PST · by abb · 22 replies · 1,286+ views
    PBS.org ^ | November 23, 2006 | Robert X. Cringely
    Which is a better real estate investment, luxury apartment buildings or self-storage locations filled with unused exercise bikes and old copies of National Geographic? I can make a strong argument that self-storage is better -- far better. Those storage places charge about the same rent per square foot as very nice apartments in the same city, yet they typically aren't located in very nice parts of the city. Storage units are smaller so there can be more of them, reducing the financial impact of tenant flux, if there were any, but there generally isn't because we all hang onto our...
  • NYT Plans Exclusive Story on Iraq and Research of Nuke Bomb

    11/02/2006 4:55:43 PM PST · by letsgonova19087 · 411 replies · 19,848+ views
    the drudge report ^ | 11/2/06 | matt drudge
    NYT PLANS EXCLUSIVE STORY ON IRAQ AND RESEARCH OF NUKE BOMB... NEWSROOM SOURCE TELLS DRUDGE: 'IT WILL LEAD THE PAPER ON FRIDAY... IT SHOULD IGNITE NEWS CYCLES'... DEVELOPING...
  • ROLLING STONE MAG: BUSH 'WORST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY?'

    04/18/2006 5:56:02 PM PDT · by WestVirginiaRebel · 173 replies · 6,204+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 04-18-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    "George W. Bush's presidency appears headed for colossal historical disgrace."So declares ROLLING STONE magazine in a planned cover story, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT."The Worst President in History?" streets Friday.Developing...
  • The Media and Reporting on the Environment

    04/05/2006 1:28:20 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 2 replies · 302+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 05, 2006 | David Mastio
    Next time you read a magazine cover story like the one Time just published ("Be Worried. Be VERY Worried. Polar Ice Caps Are Melting ... More And More Land Is Being Devastated ... Rising Waters Are Drowning Low-Lying Communities... The climate is crashing, and global warming is to blame") you should remember one little fact: U.S. media companies, including Time Warner, donate more to the environmental movement than any other industry. Companies like The New York Times, Gannett, Tribune, ABC, CBS and NBC have donated more than a half-billion worth of ad space since the 1990s to raise money for...
  • Top US Generals Outraged, Blast the Washington Post

    02/02/2006 1:39:59 PM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 56 replies · 1,620+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 2/2/2006 | Jim Kouri, CPP
    In an unprecedented move, the nation's top military officers blasted the editors of the Washington Post and editorial cartoonist Tom Toles for an editorial cartoon published in the newspaper on Monday and on its website. The letter to the Post editors charges that the six military leaders "believe you and Mr. Toles have done a disservice to your readers and your paper's reputation by using such a callous depiction of those who have volunteered to defend this nation, and as a result, have suffered traumatic and life-altering wounds. ... As the Joint Chiefs, it is rare that we all put...
  • GM to Stop Los Angeles Times Advertising

    04/08/2005 9:35:01 AM PDT · by Fierce Allegiance · 36 replies · 2,040+ views
    AP Business ^ | 4/8/05
    LOS ANGELES - General Motors Corp. says it will stop advertising in the Los Angeles Times, at least temporarily, because of dealer concerns over "factual errors and misrepresentations" in the newspaper's articles and editorials. The newspaper, which is owned by Tribune Co., will review coverage that prompted the complaints from the world's largest automaker, said Times spokesman David Garcia. GM spokesman Brian Akre would not identify which stories or editorials the company objected to, but said it had been a series of reports over the past several months. "We made our objections known to the Times and we prefer to...
  • Can Papers End the Free Ride Online?

    03/14/2005 6:04:15 AM PST · by Drango · 57 replies · 1,855+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 14, 2005 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    March 14, 2005 Can Papers End the Free Ride Online? By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE onsumers are willing to spend millions of dollars on the Web when it comes to music services like iTunes and gaming sites like Xbox Live. But when it comes to online news, they are happy to read it but loath to pay for it. Newspaper Web sites have been so popular that at some newspapers, including The New York Times, the number of people who read the paper online now surpasses the number who buy the print edition. This migration of readers is beginning to transform...
  • I find the NYTimes useful (vanity/humor)

    12/27/2004 11:37:10 AM PST · by Ichneumon · 18 replies · 990+ views
    Ichneumon ^ | 12/27/2004 | Ichneumon
    (I'm trying out a new image hosting service -- if the image doesn't load, let me know and I'll switch to another)
  • Los Angeles Times to stop national print edition

    12/03/2004 7:57:53 PM PST · by LouAvul · 55 replies · 3,067+ views
    modbee ^ | 12-3-04
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Times will stop publishing its East Coast print edition, and will instead try to reach influential readers in Washington, D.C., and New York with electronic versions of the newspaper. The Times, owned by Chicago-based Tribune Co., prints a pared-down version of its paper in Baltimore and distributes copies, many of which are complimentary, to subscribers in the other two cities. The paper is also available on a limited basis on newsstands. The paper would not disclose how many copies it prints or whether the venture is profitable. No staff cuts are expected as...