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  • Two undocumented citizens arrested at Freedom Summit

    01/25/2015 7:09:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The DesMoines Register | January 24, 2015 | by Ben Rodgers
    LINK ONLY:  Two undocumented citizens arrested at Freedom Summit
  • Barbara Walters: We Thought Obama Was Going To Be The Next Messiah

    01/24/2015 4:04:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 60 replies
    downtrend.com ^ | December18, 2013 | Brian Carey
    Barbara Walters: We Thought Obama Was Going To Be The Next Messiah By Brian Carey December 18, 2013. Last night, in a particularly refreshing moment of candor, Barbara Walters shared her disillusion over the ObamaCare failure. During an interview with Piers Morgan, she was asked why President Obama didn’t live up to his hype. This is a question that would not need to be directed at any conservative, because every conservative knew from the beginning that he wouldn’t live up to his hype. “He made so many promises,” Walters said. “We thought that he was going to be I shouldn’t...
  • The Jerk(s) are Pouting

    01/24/2015 5:04:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | John Ransom
    Obama’s pouting again. The jerk’s in a snit because the media is finally being critical of Obama in a way nobody on the Left side of the aisle has ever been. It would be funny, if it weren’t so serious. “There was a general tone of suspended disbelief when he started talking about foreign policy,” said NBC’s Richard Engel in regard to Obama’s State of the Union Speech. “There are not a lot of success stories to be talking about in foreign policy right now. And the general tone, which was, moving on, starting again, starting a new chapter, moving...
  • BILL MAHER BLASTS ‘AMERICAN SNIPER,’ CALLS CHRIS KYLE A ‘PSYCHOPATH PATRIOT’

    01/24/2015 4:03:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 71 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/24/15
    ....On Friday’s episode of his HBO series Real Time with Bill Maher, the outspoken satirist pondered whether Kyle was a “hero or not,” and revealed he’s decidedly anti-American Sniper. “Hurt Locker made $17 million because it was a little ambiguous, and thoughtful,” Maher said. “And this one was just, ‘American hero! He’s a psychopath patriot, and we love him.’”
  • David Gregory Arrest Affidavit: NBC Knew He Would Violate D.C. Gun Law

    01/23/2015 10:25:13 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 1/23/15 | http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/01/23/david-gregory-arrest-affidavit-nbc-knew-he-would-viol
    After a long legal effort, transparency group and blog win document. In a nearly forgotten controversy David Gregory, then host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” appeared on TV waving a 30-round ammunition magazine from the network’s District of Columbia studio. Gregory was aggressively interviewing the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre in December 2012, asking if it might be a good idea to ban the high-capacity magazines. His prop, ironically, violated a District of Columbia law making it illegal to possess an ammunition magazine - even an empty one - that holds more than 10 bullets.
  • Did Bloomberg try to buy the New York Times?

    01/23/2015 6:38:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Talk about your what-ifs. New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman reports this morning that Michael Bloomberg attempted to engage Arthur Sulzberger in talks to buy the New York Times as his final term as mayor in the Big Apple came to an end. Sulzberger shrugged him off, but Sherman says Bloomberg still wants the newspaper in his empire: Near the end of Bloomberg’s time as mayor, he told Times chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. that he was interested in buying the Times, according to a source with direct knowledge of the conversation. Sulzberger replied that the paper was not...
  • THAT’S RICH: Palm Beach Billionaire Jeff Greene Lectures Americans About Living Modestly!

    01/23/2015 3:23:11 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 1/23/15
    Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene, who made his fortune by betting against homeowners in the mortgage and credit crisis, has been mouthing off about the lifestyle that the rest of us enjoy. He thinks it’s too much — even though he owns America’s most expensive single-family house! The former U.S. Senate wannabe took advantage of his presence at the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland to tell a worldwide audience via Bloomberg News that we, the common people, need to have fewer things. ... Greene is also known in these parts for making contractors who work on his $36 million-,...
  • Ronan Farrow Hits the Road in Desperate Bid to Save Failing MSNBC Show

    01/23/2015 10:53:04 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 23, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Your show  is at the bottom of a cable network with lousy ratings. So what to do? Take the show that few watch out of the studio, put it on the road, and cross your fingers hoping that the format change will miraculously improve the ratings. That is what is happening with the failed Ronan Farrow Daily (Dully) show on MSNBC. A show with such horrible ratings that TVNewser announced it was watched one Monday last December by only 13,000 people in the 25 to 54 demo during its time slot or less than a sixth of a typical football...
  • 68 Minutes for Under-Inflated Footballs, Mere Seconds for Obama's Release of Terrorists

    01/23/2015 6:17:19 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 27 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | January 22, 2015 | Scott Whitlock
    Full title: TV News Priorities: 68 Minutes for Under-Inflated Footballs, Mere Seconds for Obama's Release of Terrorists The three major networks have, so far, devoted a staggering 67 minutes and 49 seconds to obsessing over every aspect of whether the New England Patriots cheated in their AFC championship win on Sunday. Yet, only ABC allowed a scant 34 seconds to the Obama administration's release of five terrorists out of Guantanamo Bay and back to areas connected with extremist violence. The contrast is 120-to-1. NBC was, by far, the most lopsided in terms of journalistic priorities. From Monday through early Thursday,...
  • Struggling CNN Turns to Game Shows

    01/22/2015 6:25:53 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 21 Jan 2015 | John Nolte
    With its ratings at an all-time low and its journalistic ethics almost constantly under fire, left-wing CNN is once again conceding it can no longer compete as a serious news organization with the revelation Wednesday that the production of a game show is under way. Rumors surfaced in December that CNN chief Jeff Zucker might go this way. TV Newser confirmed the humiliating news today. ... 2014 might have been the worst year for CNN of any news outlet in recent memory. We’re only 21 days into the new year, but 2015 is already shaping up to be worse.
  • It's happening all across the country! Young People Marching for Life!

    01/22/2015 6:26:12 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 1 replies
    It's happening all across the country! Young People Marching for Life! #MarchforLife pic.twitter.com/G9f4FTGZeg — Markeece Young (@YoungBLKRepub) January 22, 2015 Every Life is a Gift. #marchforlife — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) January 22, 2015 Why my oldest daughter, Elizabeth, marches: "Because Pro-Life is Pro-Woman." #WhyWeMarch#ProLife#MarchforLifepic.twitter.com/Uabcqa1B2H — Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) January 22, 2015 House Votes to End Taxpayer-Funded Abortions to Mark March for Life Rally Let us continue to march forward to shine the light on the work that still needs to be done. #MarchForLife https://t.co/wLtbzKf1i5 — Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) January 22, 2015 The House voted Thursday to permanently end taxpayer-funded abortions,...
  • Don’t believe the U.S. military when it says it doesn’t keep body counts

    01/22/2015 4:25:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters - Opinion ^ | January 22, 2015 | By David Axe
    Earlier this month, a reporter asked the question that usually comes up when the United States gets involved in a sustained military campaign. Just how many enemy troops — in this case, Islamic State foot soldiers — have U.S. forces killed in more than five months of aerial attacks? The military’s answer was basically the same given to all similar questions going back more than a decade. Counting the dead is “not the goal,” said Pentagon chief spokesman John Kirby, a Navy admiral. Since the Vietnam War, with its gruesome and inflated U.S. tallies of enemy dead, the Pentagon has...
  • Documents: Cops wanted to hit 'Meet the Press' then-host David Gregory with gun charge

    01/22/2015 4:23:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | January 22, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Police wanted to arrest former NBC “Meet the Press” host David Gregory for showing an illegal high-capacity gun magazine in a TV showdown with NRA chief Wayne LaPierre, according to newly uncovered documents. A Washington Metropolitan Police Department detective said in the documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Judicial Watch and Legalinsurrection.com said there was ample evidence to charge the host, since fired and replaced by Chuck Todd. In an affidavit, the investigator wrote that “there is probable cause that the offense of possessing a ‘high-capacity’ magazine was committed in the District of Columbia. Therefore your...
  • The Sharyl Attkisson File: The reporter’s computer was hacked, but DOJ and media turn a blind eye.

    01/22/2015 7:16:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/22/2015 | Scott W. Johnson
    Sharyl Attkisson was one of the most distinguished investigative journalists in television news, covering everything from the dangers of certain prescription drugs to mismanagement at the Red Cross to TARP to K Street. Over a career that spanned more than 20 years at CBS News, she received numerous awards for her work, including multiple Emmys. In her memoir Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, Attkisson looks back on the final years of her network career. One concludes from her book that Attkisson encountered more difficulty practicing her profession at...
  • 26th GLAAD Media Awards: Complete List of Nominees [Homosexual Award Show?!]

    01/22/2015 7:13:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 1/21/15 | Michael Rothman
    Award season is in full swing and the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, celebrating and recognizing "media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives," were announced this morning.
  • Liberal Icon Keith Olbermann Mocks Joni Ernst for Growing Up Poor

    01/21/2015 1:09:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 1/20/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Liberal icon and current ESPN host Keith Olbermann took to Twitter Wednesday night to callously mock Sen. Joni Ernst for her growing up in a poor working family in Red Oak, Iowa. Ernst spoke of her childhood when she gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: “As a young girl, I plowed the fields of our family farm. I worked construction with my dad. To save for college, I worked the morning biscuit line at Hardees. “We were raised to live simply, not to waste. It was a lesson my mother taught me every...
  • 'No porn or prostitution': Islamic extremists set up Sharia law controlled zones in British cities

    01/20/2015 1:16:00 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 7/27/11 | Rebecca Camber
    Islamic extremists have launched a poster campaign across the UK proclaiming areas where Sharia law enforcement zones have been set up. Communities have been bombarded with the posters, which read: ‘You are entering a Sharia-controlled zone – Islamic rules enforced.’ ....bright yellow messages daubed on bus stops and street lamps have already been seen across certain boroughs in London and order that in the ‘zone’ there should be ‘no gambling’, ‘no music or concerts’, ‘no porn or prostitution’, ‘no drugs or smoking’ and ‘no alcohol’......
  • ‘Sensitive urban areas’ [2008 article detailing the existence of NO GO Zones in France]

    01/20/2015 11:41:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    .....In May, the French voters elected Mr. Sarkozy as president because he had promised to restore the authority of the Republic over France’s 751 no-go areas, the so-called zones urbaines sensibles (ZUS, sensitive urban areas), where 5 million people — 8 percent of the population — live. During his first months in office he has been too busy with other activities, such as selling nuclear plants to Libya and getting divorced. While the French media publish nude pictures of the future (third) Mrs. Sarkozy, the situation in the ZUS has remained as “sensitive” as before. People get mugged, even murdered,...
  • France Seeks to Reclaim 'No-Go' Zones [2012 Article Showing they DO EXIST~!]

    01/20/2015 11:37:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | August 24, 2012 | Soeren Kern
    The French government has announced a plan to boost policing in 15 of the most crime-ridden parts of France in an effort to reassert state control over the country's so-called "no-go" zones: Muslim-dominated neighborhoods that are largely off limits to non-Muslims. The crime-infested districts, which the French Interior Ministry has designated as Priority Security Zones (zones de sécurité prioritaires, or ZSP), include heavily Muslim parts of Paris, Marseilles, Strasbourg, Lille and Amiens, where Muslim youths recently went on a two-day arson rampage that caused extensive property damage and injured more than a dozen police officers. The crackdown on lawlessness in...
  • Progressive Journalism and the History of Narratives in the News

    01/18/2015 10:59:46 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    progressingamerica
    I have completed a study paper on the roots of progressive journalism. I did not do this for any of my classes, I did this on my own because I wanted to and because I truely think it needed to be studied in a more formal fashion. I have been looking around at a handful of peer-reviewed journals that deal with history, but I do not trust them. Plus, there is the issue of copyright and I do not want what I wrote to fall into the trap of being locked away on some journal's pages on the month of...
  • Salt May Not Be a Demon After All

    01/19/2015 9:53:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 130 replies
    Med Page Today ^ | 1/19/15 | Sarah Wickline Wallan
    Increased sodium intake was not associated with higher risk of mortality over the course of 10 years in Medicare patients, Andreas P. Kalogeropoulos, MD, MPH, PhD, of Emory University, and colleagues reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. "There's been a lot of controversy recently about the appropriate dietary sodium intake," Scott Hummel, MD, of the University of Michigan, said in an interview. "Low sodium content in the diet might increase the levels of aldosterone and catecholamines and other so-called neurohormones that might contribute to cardiovascular damage."
  • ‘American Sniper’ Complaints Grow in Hollywood: Should Clint Eastwood Be Celebrating a Killer?

    01/18/2015 4:30:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 135 replies
    thewrap.com ^ | on January 18, 2015 @ 3:56 pm | Steve Pond
    But Academy members seem to be paying attention to the criticism that Eastwood and star/producer Bradley Cooper shouldn’t be celebrating a man who wrote that killing hundreds of Iraqis was “fun.” “He seems like he may be a sociopath,” one Academy member told TheWrap, adding he had not yet seen the film but had read the article, which is being passed around. Neither distributor Warner Bros. nor the filmmakers have responded to TheWrap’s request for comment, though the studio said they intended to make someone available. A piece in The Guardian by author Lindy West was an early critic of...
  • RNC rolls out 2016 debate schedule [NINE(!) GOP debates]

    01/16/2015 10:54:43 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/16/2015 | JAMES HOHMANN and ALEX ISENSTADT
    he Republican National Committee will announce Friday that it has sanctioned nine presidential primary debates, starting this August in Ohio and continuing through March 2016, with the potential to add a few more. The schedule will be rolled out at the party’s winter meeting here later this afternoon, but POLITICO obtained a first look at the line-up from insiders. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/rnc-2016-debate-schedule-114329.html#ixzz3P0qSfxLm
  • US to send 400 troops to train Syrian rebels [American Media Compliant, Unquestioning]

    01/16/2015 6:21:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/16/15
    The US Department of Defense is to send 400 troops and hundreds of support staff to train moderate rebels against Islamic State (IS) in Syria. It is not yet clear where the troops will be drawn from or where they will be based, though Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have offered to host them. The US aims to train more than 5,000 rebels annually for three years.
  • Media spent 20+ years attacking tobacco; Now praises Obama for letting Cuban cigars in USA

    01/16/2015 5:57:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    1/16/15 | sff
    Been looking at some of the coverage today regarding the Obama Regime's efforts to enrich the communist dictators of Cuba. Among other elements happening is the new importation of cigars....and the press certainly seems quite enamored with Obamugabe for this action. Of course we have been subject for DECADES about the EEEVILS of tobacco... If the media were going to be consistent, we would see them ripping Obama for increasing Americans' exposure to such a DEADLY product. I guess ATTACKING AMERICAN TOBACCO companies is okay, while ENRICHING CUBAN DICTATORS who control Cuban tobacco is even better. American tobacco=bad. CUBAN tobacco=good.
  • Boston area highway blocked by protesters

    01/15/2015 6:28:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/15/15
    Activists protesting what they call "police and state violence against black people" chained themselves to barriers and blocked a busy Boston area highway at the height of the morning commute. State police say in response to the Thursday morning protest, they shut down Interstate 93 north at East Milton Square south of the city, and I-93 south at Mystic Avenue north of the city.
  • Carlos Slim Just Became The New York Times’ Largest Investor

    01/14/2015 10:49:30 PM PST · by Bratch · 24 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 14, 2015 | David Lieberman
    Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu now owns more of the New York Times Company than does the Sulzberger family, which has controlled the venerable news provider since 1896. Slim became the dominant investor today after paying $101.1 million to exercise warrants that boosted his ownership of Class A shares by 11.9 million to 27.8 million, equal to 16.8% of the voting stock, the company says. The billionaire acquired the warrants in 2009 when he bought $250 million of the Times’ notes. The investment helped see the company through a dark period as print ads fell, and it had to invest in its digital platform. The terms guaranteed Slim...
  • White House: Obama Will Fight Media To Stop Anti-Jihad Articles

    01/13/2015 9:30:27 AM PST · by ColdOne · 91 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/13/15 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama has a moral responsibility to push back on the nation’s journalism community when it is planning to publish anti-jihadi articles that might cause a jihadi attack against the nation’s defenses forces, the White House’s press secretary said Jan. 12. “The president … will not now be shy about expressing a view or taking the steps that are necessary to try to advocate for the safety and security of our men and women in uniform” whenever journalists’ work may provoke jihadist attacks, spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at the White House’s daily briefing.
  • Does the media care that the Democratic message on DHS funding fight makes absolutely no sense?

    01/14/2015 3:16:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2015 | Noah Rothman
    The short answer to that one is, “no.” The evidence for that being this perfectly credulous tweet via NBC News Capitol Hill reporter Luke Russert who apparently believes it is his role to repeat Democratic talking points nearly verbatim. Rs will vote D motion down but they're in essence voting against funding DHS + increased money to anti-terrorism centers across USA— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) January 14, 2015 Lucille Bluth couldn’t summon an eye roll exaggerated enough to communicate the imprudence of this assertion. The Democratic Party’s messaging against the GOP’s efforts to halt the implementation of President Barack Obama’s...
  • In Islam, a Long Tradition Against Depicting the Prophet

    01/14/2015 2:02:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 14, 2015 | By HAMZA HENDAWI
    It's not mentioned in Islam's holy book, the Quran, but the religion's ban on depicting the Prophet Muhammad — even favorably — has run firm through the centuries. "The Prophet Muhammad enjoys sublime and supreme status among Muslims and it is impossible to let a normal person depict or act the role of the prophet," said Iraqi Shiite cleric Fadhil al-Saadi. "There is no confirmed information about the shape or the features of the Prophet ... So nobody should come up with a painting or an image of him. That would represent an insult to the status of the prophet."...
  • Obama plans to restrain media offensiveness to Islam

    01/14/2015 1:58:50 PM PST · by DanMiller · 16 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 14, 2015 | Dan Miller
    All the "news" that is fit to print serves Obama.In keeping with Obama's policy and practice of pressuring "legitimate news media" to follow His desires vis a vis news coverage (see generally Sharyl Attkisson's Stonewalled), Josh Earnest announced on January 12th: President Barack Obama has a moral responsibility to push back on the nation’s journalism community when it is planning to publish anti-jihadi articles that might cause a jihadi attack against the nation’s defense forces, the White House’s press secretary said Jan. 12. [Emphasis added.] “The president … will not now be shy about expressing a view or taking the steps that are necessary...
  • Controversy over 'offensive' Fox News broadcasts at public recreation center in Ann Arbor

    01/14/2015 11:56:44 AM PST · by TopDeadCenter · 95 replies
    MLive ^ | January 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM | Ryan Stanton
    Ypsilanti Township residents Dave and Sue Weber argue a county-run facility is no place to be showing what they consider offensive, right-wing political propaganda. They said they started going to the county's recreation center on Washtenaw Avenue last fall and were dismayed to see Fox News show up on four of the 12 television screens in the cardio area during election season. "In September, when we toured the facility before joining, we didn't notice Fox on at all," Dave Weber said. "But now October comes around, pre-election time, that's when it multiplied onto four screens, four out of the 12...
  • Documents reveal Ted Cruz was ticketed with alcohol possession as a minor

    01/14/2015 10:11:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 280 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2015 | John-Henry Perera
    Will the latest news about Ted Cruz hurt his chances for the 2016 GOP nomination? Click to learn the betting odds for the junior Texas senator and other contenders for the Oval Office.When Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was a teenager, he was caught doing teenage things, as revealed in documents obtained by BuzzFeed. In his application to become Texas solicitor general, Cruz was required to list any prior convictions. That included one "guilty plea for minor in possession of alcohol." Apparently when Cruz was a high school senior in 1987, authorities found an unopened case of beer in his vehicle....
  • The Left Comes Not to Praise Charlie Hebdo, but to Bury It

    01/14/2015 4:29:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 13, 2015 | John Hayward
    If there were ever really a bright moment in the sun for Charlie Hebdo magazine’s slain writers and editors to be hailed as free speech martyrs, it’s just about over. The Left is very uneasy with the notion of celebrating people who delighted in trampling on sacred narratives about power and victimization. To be brutally frank, modern “liberals” aren’t all that wild about free speech, either. The painful conflict occurring within the liberal mind is perfectly captured by the confused title of a Slate post by Jordan Weissmann, “Charlie Hebdo Is Heroic and Racist: We Should Embrace and Condemn It.”...
  • VH1 Bringing 'Sorority Sisters' Season to a Quick End [Accused of being racist]

    01/14/2015 3:49:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 1/13/15 | Lynn Elber
    VH1 is pushing the debut season of "Sorority Sisters" to a quick end after facing criticism for the reality show's depiction of black sorority members.
  • Journalists grapple with fear and doubts about firearms after Paris attack

    01/13/2015 8:09:31 AM PST · by SampleMan · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 11, 2015 | Mark Tapscott
    Newsroom security is a big worry among journalists in the wake of the Islamic terrorist attack that killed 10 Charlie Hebdo journalists in Paris Tuesday, but it's not a new issue in this country. ....... But Siewert's organization contrasts mightily with what appears to be a more widespread attitude of uncertainty that anything can be done to secure newsrooms against Paris-like attacks or outright revulsion against journalists being linked with firearms for any reason. Most representative of the latter was this response from the BBC's Fiona Graham, who covers technology in business: "This is quite possibly the most bizarre and...
  • Guilty Verdict In Spying Case

    01/13/2004 3:11:25 PM PST · by blam · 164+ views
    Chicago Tribune/Yahoo ^ | 1-13-2004 | Matt O' Connor
    Guilty verdict in spying case Tue Jan 13,11:14 AM ET - Chicago Tribune By Matt O'Connor, Tribune staff reporter A federal jury deliberated less than three hours Monday before convicting a suburban Arabic-language newspaper publisher on charges he acted as a secret agent of Iraq before Saddam Hussein fall. The government alleged that since 1999, Palestinian-born Khaled Abdel-Latif Dumeisi provided information to Mukhabbarat, the Iraqi intelligence agency, about Hussein opponents living in the U.S. Prosecutors said Dumeisi betrayed the U.S. out of admiration for Hussein's support for the Palestinian cause and to get money for his cash-strapped publication, though he...
  • Jihadists’ Sword Proves Mightier Than Freedom’s Pen

    01/12/2015 10:33:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/15 | Joseph Klein
    Not defining the jihadist enemy in terms that are clearly based on their own self-professed Koran-based ideology is political correctness gone mad The jihadists are succeeding in their campaign to squelch freedom of expression in the West. Many mainstream media outlets have been too afraid to display the offensive images that were said to have triggered the deadly jihadist attack on the headquarters of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015. Some media have called into question the judgment of the Charlie Hebdo editors in publishing their offensive cartoons in the first place. Others have...
  • Hayat Boumeddiene: Female Suspect Called Wife of Alleged Terrorist 500 Times

    01/10/2015 8:30:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    ABCNews ^ | January 10, 2015 | GILLIAN MOHNEY
    <p>In this 2010 file photo, Hayat Boumeddiene trains with an arrow gun in the Grenoble area of France, who is wanted in connection with the shooting of a French policewoman and for being involved in the hostage situation.</p> <p>The whereabouts of a female suspect who has connections to at least one of the terror suspects and who is wanted in connection with the killing of a police officer remain unclear.</p>
  • The Dumbest 57 Seconds Ever on TV?

    01/10/2015 4:48:20 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 8 replies
    National review ^ | 1-10-15 | Jonah Goldberg
    All due respect to Adam, but his understatement is almost a scandal. We’ve posted a lot of incredibly stupid sound bites from MSNBC and other places around here, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a dumber exchange. I don’t know who the guy is making the astoundingly obtuse comparison between Jerry Falwell and a bunch of cold-blooded murderers but, as incandescently stupid as that analogy is, it’s eclipsed by Wagner’s smug, knowing nods as he talks. If I follow her response correctly, she’s saying that we focus on anti-Muslim blasphemy disproportionately because it is so much more “controversial” and...
  • I AM NOT CHARLIE:Leaked Newsroom Emails Reveal Al Jazeera Fury over Global Support for Charlie Hebdo

    01/09/2015 9:42:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    National Review's The Corner ^ | January 9, 2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    As journalists worldwide reacted with universal revulsion at the massacre of some of their own by Islamic jihadists in Paris, Al Jazeera English editor and executive producer Salah-Aldeen Khadr sent out a staff-wide email. “Please accept this note in the spirit it is intended — to make our coverage the best it can be,” the London-based Khadr wrote Thursday, in the first of a series of internal emails leaked to National Review Online. “We are Al Jazeera!” Below was a list of “suggestions” for how anchors and correspondents at the Qatar-based news outlet should cover Wednesday’s slaughter at the Charlie...
  • MSNBC Analyst: Americans Having Guns While Terrorists On Loose Would Cause More Carnage or Something

    01/10/2015 11:03:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 9, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) If two Islamic terrorists were on the loose in your neighborhood or city, would you want easy access to firearms in order to protect yourself? Well, MSNBC analyst and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson thinks access to weapons in the United States would cause "more carnage" in that situation. From Real Clear Politics: "Just to keep it into perspective, I don't think we should imagine that the conditions and the threat are exactly the same in the United States as they are in France. They are different. In fact, one thing that is different here is weapons are universally...
  • To Islamist demands, the British media submits

    01/10/2015 8:33:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/10/15 | Al Kaltman
    In response to the killing of the journalists at the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, the British media shows their true colors, and they are all shades of yellow There is a neon sign on the back wall of the Waitrose on Cromwell Road near the Gloucester Road Underground Station. Instead of the usual advertisement, yesterday the sign simply read, “Je suis Charlie.” That evening, a man who appeared to be in his mid-twenties to mid-thirties used his iPhone to take a selfie of him grinning broadly while standing in front of the sign. He did not appear to be...
  • Politically correct CNN refers to black hostage taker in France as ‘African American’

    01/09/2015 3:49:50 PM PST · by maggief · 110 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 9, 2015
    @CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said the black French terrorist was "African American" 12:28 PM - 9 Jan 2015
  • How the Power of Two Terrorists Paralyzed the American Media in Fear

    01/09/2015 12:31:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 9, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What incredible past six hours or so. Two guys, the two terrorists, the Karachi brothers or whatever their names are, they're dead now, the hostages are safe. It's hard to put this in perspective. No, no. It actually is very easy to put it in perspective, but when you put it in proper perspective, you run the risk of being accused of being insensitive. Stop and think of what's happened here. Two people, two guys, two terrorists did this. Twelve people are dead, there's no question. It's a major, major terror event. But look at how two people brought...
  • New York Times Reports Proselytizing During Charlie Hebdo Attack, Then Deletes It

    01/09/2015 5:22:00 AM PST · by W. · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8 Jan 2014 | Jim Treacher
    Sigolčne Vinson, a freelancer who had decided to come in that morning to take part in the meeting, thought she would be killed when one of the men approached her. Instead, she told French news media, the man said, “I’m not going to kill you because you’re a woman, we don’t kill women, but you must convert to Islam, read the Quran and cover yourself,” she recalled.
  • Two Men Dead After 3 Shootings In 14 Hours In Miami [Sharpton & Holder Won't Visit Families]

    01/09/2015 1:30:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 1/8/15
    Three shootings in 24 hours in Miami have taken the lives of two men and have left another man and two women wounded. Miami Police say the latest victim was a man in his early to mid 20s who was shot and killed....
  • True Soldarity with those slain french Journalists

    01/08/2015 11:40:30 PM PST · by foto · 5 replies
    General world wide revolt against censorship | 1/9/15 | Concerned
    How about a true act of solidarity for your fellow journalists. How about all USA "journalists" concerned with free speech send out an email to every publisher and weekly in the country and they all agree to publish one page of the slain french cartoonists work all on the same day. Every ordinary citizen can also email or post one to. Arrange for it to happen on January 15, 2015. They cant intimidate everyone. This would be a true act of courage and faith. Get enough people and we can shame the rest into acting or better yet see the...
  • Attkisson DOJ Suit Will Get Agents Names Who Planted Cable at Home

    01/08/2015 10:55:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/8/15 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Fox News Radio’s “John Gibson Show,” investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson explained she is suing the Department of Justice to get discovery, which she said hopefully will start with the names of the agents or third-party contractors sometimes hired for “certain dark projects,” who hacked her computer and planted a fiber optics cable at her house.
  • News Organizations Won't Show Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

    01/08/2015 10:27:39 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 25 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | Thursday, 08 Jan 2015 09:41 AM | By Sandy Fitzgerald
    CNN, along with other national and world news organizations are not running detailed images of cartoons from the Charlie Hebdo magazine in their coverage of the terrorist massacre at the small weekly French publication, with some editors questioning whether it is worth jeopardizing the safety of their staffs to print the images deemed offensive to Muslims. CNN Senior Editorial Director Richard Griffiths, in a memo to staff members on Wednesday, said the network's platforms are encouraged to describe the cartoons verbally, but not show them, saying it is "key to understanding the nature of the attack on the magazine and...