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  • Time retracts a blood libel

    08/25/2014 9:00:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 8/25/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In an earlier post, I reported that Time Magazine had recycled a 2009 blood libel from the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, which accused Israel of harvesting and selling 'Palestinians' organs. Having been called on their slander, Time has now corrected the video in question. On Sunday, the magazine deleted the allegations from a two-minute video on its website about the Israel Defense Forces and added a correction, writing at the end, “Correction: The original version of this video cited a contested allegation in a 2009 Swedish newspaper report as fact. The allegation has been removed from the video.” The video,...
  • Robert Redford to Play Dan Rather in 'Truth'

    07/09/2014 6:40:09 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 99 replies
    Robert Redford has signed on to play Dan Rather in Truth, a film based on the 2005 memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. The book, written by Rather's producer Mary Mapes, centers on the firestorm that erupted in September of 2004 after Rather reported that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, a report that was based on documents that turned out to be forgeries. - See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-redford-play-dan-rather-717476#sthash.Y0QB620e.dpuf
  • Judge rules against George Zimmerman in NBC lawsuit

    06/30/2014 7:15:48 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 6/30/14 | Daniel Dahm
    Judge rules against George Zimmerman in NBC lawsuit Zimmerman claimed defamation in edited 911 call SANFORD, Fla. - A judge on Monday ruled against George Zimmerman in a defamation lawsuit he filed against NBC Universal over edited 911 calls made after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in 2012. In the ruling, Judge Debra S. Nelson said, "There are no genuine issues of material fact upon which a reasonable jury could find that the Defendants acted with actual malice."
  • Walker Campaign calls on TV stations to pull Mary Burke ad over the John Doe

    06/29/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watchdog ^ | 6-27-14 | Kyle Maichle
    MADISON – Scott Walker’s campaign committee has sent a letter to television stations late Thursday demanding that a new campaign ad that mentions the release of John Doe records should be pulled off the air. More: Mary Burke Releases Second TV Ad What caused the Walker Campaign to demand such action was that the Attorney Randall Crocker, who represents Special Prosecutor Francis Schmitz, said that Governor Walker was not a target of any criminal probe and that the records that were referenced in news reports were only stated in theory. Croker concluded that the records did not establish the existence...
  • Judge throws out part of Zimmerman libel case against NBC

    06/19/2014 10:49:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6-19-14 | Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner
    SANFORD – A judge this morning threw out part of George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal and held out the prospect that she may throw out the whole thing. Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson tossed the allegations related to one of five broadcasts and said she needs to do more homework before deciding about the others. Zimmerman is suing the media company, alleging that it falsely portrayed him as a racist.
  • Posting Negative Yelp Reviews Can Get You Sued

    02/05/2014 1:04:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Last week, in a Fairfax, Virginia courtroom, a jury announced it had determined a homeowner's Yelp "review" of a local general contractor was in fact old-fashioned slander. It started in 2011, when Jane Perez posted a review that alleged contractor Dietz Development LLC had not only performed shoddy and destructive work on her home without a license, but also that a member of Christopher Dietz's crew had stolen her jewelry. So Dietz sued for defamation, to the tune of $750,000 in damages, which he may have been awarded had he not responded on the social network with what the jury...
  • Conservative website shuttered after libel ruling [Free Dominion]

    01/29/2014 7:14:41 AM PST · by conniew · 350 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | January 28, 2014 | Andrew Duffy
    Conservative website shuttered after libel ruling Ottawa lawyer Richard Warman wins long-running legal battle By Andrew Duffy, OTTAWA CITIZEN January 28, 2014 OTTAWA — The online political forum, Free Dominion, has shut down after a wholesale defeat in a libel case brought by Ottawa human rights lawyer Richard Warman. A jury concluded that Warman was maliciously defamed by four commentators on Free Dominion, a website that bills itself as “the voice of principled conservatism.” Warman has been awarded more than $127,000 in general damages, aggravated damages, punitive damages and court costs because of 41 defamatory statements published on the conservative...
  • MSNBC segment claims a ‘majority of tea party members’ support raising the minimum wage

    01/01/2014 1:09:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | january 1, 2014 | Mike Opelka
    Do a “majority of Tea Party members” and “Tea Party activists” support raising the minimum wage? According to a segment on MSNBC, the answer is “yes.” However, if you actually ask leaders of some of the largest Tea Party organizations that question, the answer is a resounding, “No!” -snip About 1:38 minutes into the segment, former congressman and frequent MSNBC contributor Harold Ford stated, “Chuck Todd said the majority of Tea Party members support an increase in the minimum wage.”
  • USA Today 'humorist' calls Phil Robertson a 'cracker', attacks Sarah Palin

    12/24/2013 11:09:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Examiner ^ | December 23, 2013 | Joe Newby
    <p>It seems that for liberals in the media, Phil Robertson has become a modern-day Emmanuel Goldstein, the number one enemy of the people in George Orwell's classic "1984." On Saturday, "humor columnist" Bill Mann used a racial slur against Robertson in an article at USA Today, calling him a "cracker" in an article about things one would not want under the Christmas tree. Mann followed that up with a tweet attacking Sarah Palin and the Duck Dynasty cast on Sunday.</p>
  • Seven Phony Hate Crimes Trumpeted By The Media

    11/30/2013 4:38:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2013 | John Hawkins
    One of the oldest rules in psychology and economics is that if you reward a behavior, you can expect to see it more often. In America, we reward victimhood. That makes us feel good about ourselves and in some cases, it helps improve the lives of the people who've been victimized, but there's a dark side to it as well. It creates perverse incentives for people, it helps legitimize a victimhood mentality, and it also encourages people to fake hate crimes. Under normal circumstances, that would seldom happen. However, in a society where we celebrate victimhood and savagely attack people...
  • The Bothersome, Annoying Truth-when the very existence of facts is rejected by one’s adversaries?

    10/17/2013 7:11:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 17, 2013 | Caroline Glick
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The Bothersome, Annoying TruthPosted By Caroline Glick On October 17, 2013 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Ilan Pappe A controversy is raging in the Washington, DC, Jewish community involving the local JCC (DCJCC) and its in-house Theater J. While a local tale, it is a distressing encapsulation of Israel’s predicament.Israel’s rights and justness are grounded in truth. But today truth isn’t worth as much as it used to be. Those who fight for it find themselves routinely maligned as close-minded extremists. Those who trounce it are congratulated for being open-minded and...
  • Did Police Chief Steve Bracknell Libel George Zimmerman?

    09/16/2013 6:37:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>Whenever I write anything to be published on the Internet or email, I assume that it could be made public at any time.   I caution readers to do the same.  While Internet anonymity is possible, it takes careful preparation and significant effort.</p>
  • Nancy Grace Says "[Profanity/Racism redacted]" Uncensored While Railing Against Zimmerman’s ‘Hatred’

    07/15/2013 9:38:31 AM PDT · by safetysign · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/15/2013 | Andrew Kirell
    <p>While speaking Saturday night with Trayvon Martin‘s family attorney, shortly before the verdict was read for George Zimmerman‘s acquittal, HLN host Nancy Grace said “fucking coons” live on-the-air while railing against what she considers to have been the defendant’s undeniable “hatred” for the teenager he shot.</p>
  • How Will "Not Guilty" Verdict Affect George Zimmerman's Libel Suit Against NBC?

    07/14/2013 5:51:14 AM PDT · by Gorilla44 · 86 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | July 14, 2013 | Ted Johnson
    George Zimmerman's not guilty verdict adds a new wrinkle to a separate legal case in the Florida courts: His defamation suit against NBC. In December, Zimmerman sued NBC, reporter Ron Allen and two other news personnel on claims that the network's edits of his 911 call to police were manipulated to make it sound like he was a racist. The Florida judge in Zimmerman's case, Debra Nelson, put the defamation case on hold pending the result of the criminal trial. Jody Armour, professor at USC's Gould School of Law, said that although it is "possible" that Zimmerman's claim against the...
  • NRA up in arms about The Simpsons video game that has 'hidden anti-gun messages' and 'mocks NRA'

    06/20/2013 11:08:12 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 19 June 2013 | Alex Greig
    -snip- The problem for gun-toting game critics comes when they reach level 30 and get a free content update for the game. According to SimpsonsWiki.net, level 30 is at present the highest level players can reach. At level 30, a storyline involving Herman's Military Antiques store evolves that contains some fairly clear commentary on gun laws in the U.S. and takes some cheap shots at the organization. SimpsonsWiki.net pulled some quotes from the level that has the NRA gunning for the game. 'You’re the perfect gun owner! Step inside!' says Herman to Grandpa Simpson who has just told him how...
  • MSNBC: NRA "in the Business of Helping Bombers Get Away With Their Crimes"

    04/17/2013 7:46:51 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 89 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Apr 17, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell made the case this evening that the National Rifle Association is to blame for the slow investigation into the Boston bombings: Video here"There are new developments tonight in the bombing investigation here in Boston," said O'Donnell. "But that investigation could be moving faster were it not for the successful lobbying efforts of the National Rifle Association. The NRA's efforts to guarantee that American mass murderers are the best-equipped mass murders in the world is not limited to murderers who use assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The NRA is also in the business of helping bombers get...
  • Areopagitica

    03/22/2013 2:16:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    NY Sun ^ | March 20, 2013 | Masthead Editorial
    Lords and Commons of England, consider what Nation it is whereof ye are, and whereof ye are the governours: a Nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, suttle and sinewy to discours, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity can soar to.* * *Those words were penned by John Milton in 1644, when he wrote, in “Areopagitica,” his plea for unlicensed printing. Where is the Mighty Milton now that England’s monarch, Elizabeth II, is getting set to establish by royal charter a new body, cooked up...
  • Jimmy Carter’s Libel Israel Week

    03/18/2013 6:42:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Some politically correct colleges in America and Western Europe observe something they call “Israel Apartheid Week.” It’s another opportunity to libel Israel for building a defensive perimeter to keep out Arab suicide bombers. These misguided young people who libel the only democracy in the Mideast look to former President Jimmy Carter for their inspiration. Carter was the most prominent person in the world to apply the hated term apartheid to Israel’s purely defensive barrier. Carter’s book, Palestine: Peace not Apartheid, has served as a text for the libelers of Israel. The French have an apt expression for what Israel is...
  • Daryl Hannah: I've Lost Roles Due to My Liberal Activism

    03/08/2013 5:11:25 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 93 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | March 28 2013 | breitbart.com
    Actress Daryl Hannah says she suffers for her hard-left activism. The Splash star, talking up her appearance in the new assault on climate change skeptics dubbed Greedy Lying Bastards, says being outspoken in Hollywood comes with a price. CM: Do you think that your acting career has suffered in any way — or that you’ve lost any roles — because of your outspoken activism? DH: I know that’s been the case in some instances, for sure. But that’s OK. The truth is, I’m a human being above all. I love life. And I’d love to see life go on on...
  • NBC’s Zimmerman response: Other media outlets highlighted race (Trayvon Martin case)

    03/08/2013 1:42:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 7, 2013 | Erik Wemple
    NBC doesn’t want to deal with George Zimmerman’s libel suit. In a Feb. 20 filing in the case, NBC Universal Media LLC asks a Florida circuit court to stay the case until the conclusion of Zimmerman’s June trial for second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin. --snip-- To recap Zimmerman’s case against NBC News: On the night that he shot Martin, Zimmerman called 911 and narrated his pursuit of the teenager in his gated community in Sanford, Fla. A March 27 edition of the “Today” show abridged the 911 tape, as follows: Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good....
  • Catholic-bashers have embellished the truth about abuse in Catholic institutions. --Brendan O'Neill

    03/03/2013 5:07:33 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 63 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 2, 2013 | Brendan O'Neill
    The publication last week of the Irish government's McAleese Report on the Magdalene laundries has proved kind of awkward for Catholic-bashers. For the thorough, 1,000-page study found not a single incident of sexual abuse by a nun. Not one. Also, the vast majority of its interviewees said they were never physically punished in the laundries. As one woman said, "It has shocked me to read in papers that we were beat and our heads shaved and that we were badly treated by the nuns… I was not touched by any nun and I never saw anyone touched." The authors seem...
  • N.J. jury convicts animal rights activists

    03/02/2006 1:48:47 PM PST · by LouAvul · 11 replies · 630+ views
    ap via modbee ^ | 3-2-06 | jeff gold
    An animal rights group and six members were convicted Thursday of inciting violence against a company that tests drugs and household products on animals. The group, Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty, maintained its actions were protected under the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech. The government charged that SHAC waged a five-year campaign of threats, harassment and vandalism against Huntingdon Life Sciences and posted information on the SHAC Web site about the lab's employees and those who do business with Huntingdon. Many of those targeted saw their homes vandalized, and they and their families received threatening e-mails, faxes and phone...
  • Witness 9 Claims George Zimmerman Molested Her! (DETAILS)

    07/16/2012 9:13:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 283 replies
    Global grind.com ^ | 7/16/12 | The Decider
    Special prosecutor Angela Corey just released more than 120 recorded phone calls that murder suspect George Zimmerman made from the Seminole County Jail... Also released is the statement of "Witness 9," a woman who says Zimmerman is prejudiced against blacks and that he molested her when she was a child.
  • Democrats Go Over the Top With Last-Minute Walker Smear

    06/03/2012 1:02:58 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 48 replies
    Power Line ^ | 6/3/12 | John Hinderaker
    Unbelievable. The Democrats are looking down the barrel of a humiliating defeat in Wisconsin’s recall election on Tuesday, so today they played their last card: they started a rumor that Scott Walker fathered an illegitimate child 24 years ago. The “scoop” comes from something called the Wisconsin Citizens Media Co-op. The “Co-op” attributes the story to a woman named Bernadette Gillick, who teaches physical therapy at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Gillick claims to have known Walker’s girlfriend when they were students at Marquette. The “Co-op” says it has “not been able to independently verify Bernadette’s account.” No surprise there.
  • Firm wins $1.6 million in Internet libel case

    05/18/2012 8:10:43 AM PDT · by freedombiz · 5 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 5-18-12 | Jan Norman
    An Anaheim technology company and its top executive have won $1.56 million in an Internet defamation case that illustrates the potential seriousness of false information put online. Such cases may be a backlash to people who like to vent online., hitting such online commenters in the wallet if they can’t prove their rants.
  • TAKE ACTION NOW: Sign Petition Urging UN To Dismiss Official Whom Committed Libel Against Israel

    03/26/2012 2:13:36 PM PDT · by forty_years · 7 replies · 24+ views
    HonestReporting ^ | 3/26/12 | Honest837Reporting
    Thanks to HonestReporting, you can easily speak your mind to the UN and sign the "We demand the dismissal of Khulood Badawi" petition (click on this link or below). Remember that this UN "media official," one Khulood Badawi, paid by U.S. and European taxpayers, had blatantly spread lies about Israel. This "official" tried to pawn off a photo on Twitter which showed a poor Palestinian girl allegedly injured in an Israeli airstrike, while in reality, the girl was hurt "by falling off a swing." Here's the petition text: Dear Head of UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA),...
  • TAKE ACTION NOW: Urge UN To Dismiss Official Whom Committed Libel Against Israel

    03/24/2012 11:25:57 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 1+ views
    netwmd.com ^ | 3/24/12 | netwmd Staff
    A UN "media official," one Khulood Badawi, paid by U.S. and European taxpayers, has blatantly spread lies about Israel. This "official" (liar and inciter of violence) tried to pawn off a photo on Twitter which showed a poor Palestinian girl allegedly injured in an Israeli airstrike, while in reality, the girl was hurt "by falling off a swing." This picture, taken in 2006 by Reuters, had already been used to smear Israel, but Reuters retracted and apologized for this misinformation. The facts were uncovered by HonestReporting (here and here). Her UN agency's, "own website espouses that 'humanitarian actors must not...
  • Byron York: The real bias of 'Game Change' (GOP base filled w/hatred, racism & xenophobia)

    03/10/2012 1:03:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 10, 2012 | Byron York, Chief Political Correspondent
    Several critics, most of them conservatives, have complained that Game Change, the new HBO movie made from the best-selling 2008 presidential campaign book, portrays Sarah Palin as profoundly stupid. And it does. Those critics have also complained that the picture sometimes portrays John McCain and his top advisers as deeply craven. It does that, too. And then there's the fact that Game Change, the movie, focuses on a negative portrayal of Palin while ignoring the dramatic and divisive primary battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that made up the biggest part of the book. So there's a lot of...
  • Ugly error

    03/06/2012 6:00:37 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 1 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | March 6, 2012 | Don Surber
    I hemmed and hawed over this error in the Charleston Gazette’s editorial on Monday, because we all make mistakes. Besides, I am not the Gazette editorial reviewer. I write editorials for the Charleston Daily Mail, which obviously shows I have a prejudice. Still the mistake in the editorial bothered me. Maybe if the editorial board of the Charleston Gazette were not so vicious, mean-spirited and perhaps even anti-Catholic in its editorial against Rick Santorum, I might have overlooked it. Here is the error: "When Santorum’s wife miscarried, he and she brought the dead fetus home “to cuddle and sing to...
  • The odious ‘Israel first’ libel Attacks against AIPAC are a disgrace

    02/27/2012 12:39:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/27/12 | lan Dershowitz / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    It’s the kind of virulent hate speech you’d expect to find on a neo-Nazi website or in a Patrick Buchanan column: American Jews who support current Israeli policies are accused of dual loyalty and called “Israel firsters.” AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) fares even worse: “Saying AIPAC is guilty of dual loyalty is giving it credit for one more loyalty than it holds.” In other words, this widely respected American organization, and the hundreds of thousands of Jews (and Christians) who support it, have absolutely no loyalty to our nation; their sole loyalty is to the foreign nation...
  • The NRA—A terrorist organization(barf alert)

    01/09/2012 6:31:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    salem-news.com ^ | 8 January, 2012 | Daniel Johnson
    (CALGARY, Alberta) - There were sombre ceremonies across Tucson, Arizona on Sunday, January 8, 2012, in remembrance of Jared Loughner’s shooting spree a year earlier where he seriously wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords, killed six and wounded 12 more. I suggest that the Untied States, is the only country in world, where remembrances could be held virtually every single day of the year for egregious killings of citizens by other citizens—all indirectly supported by the National Rifle Association. The day before the Tucson ceremonies, on January 7, there was a funeral in Brownsville, Texas, for a fifteen-year-old eighth grader who was...
  • Breaking: New Herman Cain Accuser to Come Forward (CNN)

    11/28/2011 1:51:52 PM PST · by parksstp · 48 replies
    CNN Situation Room ^ | 2011-11-28 | CNN
    In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Herman Cain said a new accuser would be coming forward to accuse him of having a 13-year affair with him. No links yet as the story is currently breaking and details are still being released. Apparentally a Georgia TV station has the exclusive.
  • Irish TV Network Defames Innocent Priest, Issues Apology

    11/15/2011 4:06:41 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 7 replies
    The Media Report ^ | November 2011 | Dave Pierre
    Fr.Reynolds being welcomed back to his parish Last May, RTÉ, the national television network of Ireland, aired a high-profile, prime-time special entitled, "A Mission to Prey." It was a show designed to lambaste the Catholic Church for sex abuse scandals. The show made the startling claim that a previously unblemished Irish priest, Fr. Kevin Reynolds, had raped and impregnated a young girl years earlier in Kenya. It even claimed that the priest had secretly supported the mother and his child financially. Even before the program aired, Fr. Kevin vehemently denied the claims. Not only did he assert that he...
  • Herman Cain’s powerful attorney: L. Lin Wood

    11/08/2011 10:06:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 169 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2011 | Rachel Van Dongen
    When Herman Cain held the long-awaited news conference late Tuesday afternoon to tackle allegations that he sexually harassed four women, a smooth-talking Southern attorney was the first person to step to the microphone. Cain’s lawyer is L. Lin Wood, a well-known Atlanta-based trial attorney who has carved out a successful career representing the high-profile and falsely accused, often seeking eye-popping damages for those he believes have been libeled or slandered in the press. Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather once called Wood the “attorney for the damned.” When asked why he had chosen to represent Cain, Wood cited the media...
  • All Three Networks Hype 'Bombshell Blast' Against Herman Cain

    10/31/2011 11:26:12 AM PDT · by opentalk · 89 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 31, 2011 | Scott Whitlock
    All three morning shows on Monday hyped a "bombshell blast" against Herman Cain, playing up a story in Politico charging the Republican presidential candidate with sexual harassment back in the 1990s. ABC's Good Morning America led with the allegations. Co-host George Stephanopoulos, whose former boss, Bill Clinton, repeatedly faced sexual harassment claims, touted, "And this morning, bombshell blast. Major allegations against front-runner Herman Cain. Two former female colleagues accuse him of sexual harassment." CBS's Early Show ...Crawford also connected the allegations, linking, "...This reminds me of similar allegations that were levied just 20 years ago against Justice Clarence Thomas who,...
  • Palin attorney threatens to sue over new book (Don't threaten, DO IT!)

    09/27/2011 4:35:47 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 125 replies
    cbs ^ | 9/27/2011 | ap
    An attorney for Sarah Palin is threatening to sue over a new book that he says defamed the Palins and contains "a series of lies and rumors." John Tiemessen, in a letter to the publisher of Crown Publishing Group Monday, cites an email that author Joe McGinniss allegedly sent a blogger in January seeking substantiation for several rumors that have surrounded Palin's family. That email was posted online last week by Andrew Breitbart. Tiemessen says McGinniss' book, "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin," contains "most of" the stories that merely "amounted to the wishful fantasies of disturbed individuals."
  • Sarah Palin Threatens to Sue ‘Rogue’ Book Publisher

    09/26/2011 3:53:55 PM PDT · by Al B. · 166 replies · 1+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | Sept. 26, 2011 | Jon Karl & Shushannah walshe
    Sarah Palin’s family attorney John Tiemessen has written a letter to Maya Mavjee, the publisher of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, that Palin may sue her, the company, and the book’s author Joe McGinniss “for knowingly publishing false statements” in his book released last week, “The Rogue,” ABC News has learned.READ THE ENTIRE LETTER HEREThe book was widely panned by critics for using unnamed sources to criticize Palin and her family. Tiemessen cites an email they have access to in which McGinniss writes that attorneys from Crown Publishing told him “nothing I can cite other than my...
  • BREITBART PROMISES MORE BOMBSHELLS IN MCGINNIS PALIN BOOK INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

    09/22/2011 5:34:16 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 61 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | Thursday September 22, 2011
    Andrew Breitbart appeared on the Hugh Hewitt Show to discuss the Big Government investigative report on the Joe McGinniss Sarah Palin book. Breitbart promises more stories are about to break on this including an interview with the prostitute who McGinniss used as a source for the book. Video at link:
  • Explosive Email Shows Anti-Palin Author McGinniss, Random House Likely Published Literary Hoax

    09/22/2011 5:25:30 AM PDT · by libstripper · 133 replies
    Big Government.com ^ | Sept 22, 2011 | Andrew Breitbart
    The awful launch week for the over-hyped, expected bestseller The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, by controversial author Joe McGinniss, just got worse. Much worse. After a week of universally scathing pans from the reflexively anti-Palin establishment media, McGinniss now faces the fight of his literary life: the accusation that he seems to have knowingly submitted a book to his publisher, Crown/Random House, that was filled with unproved “tawdry gossip” and rumors that lacked “factual evidence.”
  • Sarah Palin accused of taking cocaine in new book

    09/14/2011 11:06:24 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 50 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | September 15 2011 | Nick Allen
    The allegations about the former Alaska Governor, who has been pursued by the tabloid press since running for the Vice Presidency in 2008, were originally published in the National Enquirer, which quoted publishing sources close to the book.
  • The Tea-Party Lynching Libel

    09/06/2011 4:55:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 5, 2011 | Dennis Prager
    Imagine a Jewish member of Congress accusing the members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) of wanting to see Jews gassed. How would every decent American — Right and Left — describe such a statement? Loathsome? Morally reprehensible? An obvious lie? All three descriptions would be entirely accurate. Next question: How much media exposure would that libel be given? Front page in the New York Times and Washington Post? Ferocious editorials written from coast to coast? Lead stories on TV newscasts? Correct on all three again. Final question: Would said congressman be allowed to stay in office? We all know...
  • Court Rules Anti-IDF Filmmaker Lied, But Won’t Pay Damages

    07/27/2011 2:30:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/7/11 | David ben Yakov
    Judges of the High Court of Justice have ruled that Arab film director Mohammed Bakri will not have to compensate the IDF fighters for the defamatory and false content of his film 'Jenin Jenin’. The film portrays IDF fighters as vicious war criminals, presenting falsified testimony claiming that IDF soldiers cracked the skulls of women, children and elderly people during the bloody house to house battle in Jenin during Operation Defensive Shield in April 2002 Thirteen IDF soldiers were killed in that battle, because the IDF refrained from air strikes to flush out terrorists so as to avoid hurting civilians,...
  • Obama's Chilling Crew--The legal harassment of those investigating Tony Rezko.

    04/28/2009 5:42:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies · 1,672+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 4-28-09 | Andrew Walden
    Obama's Chilling Crew   By Andrew WaldenFrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Why is there so little media investigation of the financing behind Barack Obama’s early political sponsor—and now convicted felon—Tony Rezko?      The dual US-Syrian citizen Rezko--who assisted Obama in the purchase of his Chicago mansion--was heavily funded by loans from Iraqi-British ex-Baathist billionaire Nadhmi Auchi.  According to testimony at Rezko’s trial, Obama met Auchi at an April 3, 2004 event at Rezko’s home during Obama’s 2004 US Senate campaign.  The Times of London reports discovering, “state documents in Illinois recording that Fintrade Services, a Panamanian company, lent...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center lists anti-Islamic blogger Pamela Geller, followers a hate group

    02/25/2011 2:41:24 PM PST · by OddLane · 31 replies
    The Daily News ^ | February 25, 2011 | Corky Siemaszko
    Manhattan blogger Pamela Geller and her posse of anti-Islamic protesters have been branded a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Stop the Islamization of America was included in the civil rights organization's annual roundup of extremist groups - a rogue's gallery that includes everything from the Ku Klux Klan to white supremacists and Nazis. Geller's group was one of the most vocal opponents of the proposed Islamic Center near Ground Zero. The group was also behind ads that were placed on city buses urging Muslims to leave "the falsity of Islam." Geller, who runs a blog called Atlas...
  • Does Jimmy Carter Deserve To Be Sued?

    02/04/2011 5:04:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2011 | Mona Charen
    In a suit filed in federal court in New York, former president Jimmy Carter, along with his publisher, Simon & Schuster, is being sued by five readers of his 2006 book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." The suit alleges that the defendants violated New York's consumer protection laws by committing "deceptive acts in the conduct of business, trade, or commerce." The plaintiffs, who hope to be considered a class, were "members of the reading public who thought they could trust a former president of the United States and a well-established book publisher to tell the truth..." Does Carter deserve this trouble?...
  • Sarah Palin: The Left’s “Blood Libel” Scapegoat

    01/20/2011 9:10:25 AM PST · by wayne_shrugged · 2 replies
    Justin Washington, the Blogger ^ | 01/19/2011 | Justin Washington
    The Left and its handmaidens – the gaggle of talking heads on MSNBC/CNN/ABC/CBS/NBC and their allied printed versions, namely the “The Washington Compost,” “Slime” and “Newspeak” magazines, etc. – have been rather harsh on Sarah Palin this past week after she went public in a 7-minute video segment on Facebook, defending herself against the Left’s accusations that she was the actual perpetrator (along with Rush, Beck, Hannity and anyone else who didn’t vote for Obama) behind the cue-ball-headed madman who opened fire on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and several other innocents on Saturday, 01/08/2011. How dare Sarah Palin defend herself against...
  • Libeling the Right: The Key to the Left's Success

    01/18/2011 4:35:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2011 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, following the murder of six people and the attempted murder of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, the American people were given a vivid display of the single most important tactic of the left: libeling opponents. Most Americans have been naively and blissfully unaware of this aspect of the left's arsenal against the right. But now, just as more Americans than ever before understand the left's limitless appetite for political power in an ever-expanding state, more Americans than ever before understand that a key to the left's success is defaming the right. I do not recall any major American...
  • Libel, Slander and the media

    01/14/2011 10:00:35 PM PST · by airedale · 11 replies
    vanity
    In order to prove libel and slander on the part of the media the bar is set pretty high here in the US. The material must be inaccurate/false, they must know it's inaccurate/false (I think it's not that tight) and then they went ahead and published it. The kicker is that they have to do it with malice. It's pretty obvious the media had no supporting information that Sarah Palin, the T-Party, talk radio and others had any connection to this especially when they first started spinning this. As time went on it became even clearer that there was no...
  • Palin and the Blood Libel

    01/13/2011 7:49:03 AM PST · by MsLady · 69 replies
    JWR - Jewish World Review ^ | Jan 13, 2011 | Jonathan Tobin
    As Sarah Palin has just learned, keeping up with the rules about using phrases that are associated with Jewish history is not as simple as it used to be. I was under the impression that the list of phrases that were considered off limits for general consumption was confined more or less to those associated with the Holocaust. Meaning, for instance, that the use of the word "holocaust" should be confined to discussion of events surrounding the genocide of Jews in Europe between 1933 and 1945. But even that stricture has been hard to enforce. Indeed, when an episode of...
  • Playing the Tucson Blame Game

    01/12/2011 10:21:21 PM PST · by stolinsky
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 01-13-11 | stolinsky
    The dead in Tucson were still lying on the street, and the injured were still being rushed to the hospital, when liberal pundits began concocting reasons to blame conservatives in general, and Sarah Palin in particular. On the contrary: â—Ź The murderer was clearly unstable. His delusions of government mind-control were typical of paranoid schizophrenia. If we want to assess blame, let us blame the inadequate funding and inadequate awareness of mental illness. â—Ź The would-be assassin became fixated on his target, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, before Palin appeared on the national scene, before Obama became president, and before there was...