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  • Powerful New York Assembly Speaker to leave post amid corruption Charges

    01/28/2015 3:35:19 AM PST · by Din Maker · 25 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 28, 2015
    New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful Democrats in Empire State politics over the past two decades, will leave his post next week as he fights federal corruption charges. The 70-year-old was taken into custody last Thursday on federal charges he took nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks, but he insists he is innocent. Silver faces five counts, including conspiracy and bribery, and is accused of using his position to obtain millions of dollars in kickbacks masked as legitimate income from two law firms. Members of the Assembly said Silver's criminal charges had become a...
  • Silver will be gone Monday - Assembly Dems want to keep de Blasio and Cuomo out of successor talk

    01/27/2015 9:40:23 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1-27-15 | Glenn Blain, Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY — Embattled Speaker Sheldon Silver will be gone by Monday — and Assembly Democrats are strongly united that Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio should keep out of picking his successor. “On Monday, there will be a vacancy in the office of speaker,” Majority Leader Joseph Morelle (D-Rochester) said Tuesday. He said he didn’t know if Silver would resign or the chamber would have to take a vote to oust him. Morelle will temporarily run the chamber until a permanent speaker has been chosen. A vote has been scheduled for Feb. 10. Assemblyman Joseph Lentol told the Daily News...
  • CNN Host Kisses De Blasio Before Interview; Chris Cuomo Complains About Waiting for Hot Cocoa

    01/27/2015 12:22:29 PM PST · by bryan999 · 23 replies
    CNN Host Kisses De Blasio Before Interview; Chris Cuomo Complains About Waiting for Hot Cocoa
  • As in 2012, Romney Can Do No Right in Murdoch’s Eyes (Hearts Jeb)

    01/27/2015 9:44:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 27, 2015 | Amy Chozick and Michael Barbaro
    The usually grim-faced media mogul practically swooned in his seat. Moments after Jeb Bush delivered what many in the audience described as an unremarkable talk at a conference in Washington, Rupert Murdoch turned to his seatmate, Valerie Jarrett, the White House adviser, to gush over its content and tone. Mr. Murdoch was pleased that Mr. Bush, the former governor of Florida, had listed the economic benefits of overhauling the nation’s immigration system, confiding in Ms. Jarrett that Mr. Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate, had said all the right things on the fraught issue, according to three people with firsthand...
  • There Is Basically No Snow In New York — But, Absurdly, The Entire City Is Shut Down

    01/27/2015 8:31:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/27/2015 | HENRY BLODGET
    I haven't seen official snowfall totals yet, but judging from a glance out the window, it looks as if New York City might have gotten about 6 inches Monday night. Meanwhile, the entire city is shut down. Schools, government, public transportation, private transportation, and — by virtue of the lack of transportation — most offices and businesses. It's just absurd. I've lived in New York for almost my whole life — 48 years and counting. I have seen the city weather many actually large snowstorms, including a 26-incher just a few years go. The city stayed open through all of...
  • New York Times Discovers Yemen’s ‘Death to America’ Houthi Rebels are Moderates

    01/26/2015 8:02:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/26/2015 | Patrick Poole
    The New York Times launched some weapons grade stupidity on Sunday with an article by Rod Nordland and Eric Schmitt citing “experts” claiming that the Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen that have swept though critical parts of the country, including the capital Sanaa, are not just moderates, but possible U.S. counter-terrorism partners.Because of the ongoing Houthi offensive, Yemen’s Information Minister admitted last week that the government had lost effective control of the country. JUST IN: Yemeni Info Minister @NadiaSakkaf tells me government control in Yemen is "almost non-existent". Intv airs 8pm CET // 2pm ET— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) January...
  • Man shoots self outside News Corp building in NYC

    01/26/2015 8:12:10 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1/26/2015 | Yaron Steinbuch, Dana Sauchelli and Chris Perez
    A man protesting Fox News shot himself in the chest and was critically injured Monday outside of the News Corp. building in midtown, authorities and sources said. The man, who was not identified, was found just before 9 a.m. sitting slumped outside of the building on Sixth Avenue and West 47th Street, cops and witnesses said. Police at the scene said that the man apparently shot himself with a small-caliber pistol, which was found on the ground next to him. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition, cops said. Prior to the shooting, the man was heard protesting...
  • Sheldon Silver to give up Assembly Speaker power

    01/26/2015 4:31:34 AM PST · by Liz · 15 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 1/25/15 | Michael Gartland and Carl Campanile w/ Aaron Short
    Sheldon Silver will become a virtual figure head on Monday, as he cedes iron control over legislative matters to five Democrats. Despite corruption charges, arrest, and arraignment, Silver is scheduled to vote on handing out nearly $95 million tax dollars in state grants and loans — despite allegations he funneled taxpayer money to a Columbia U cancer doctor as part of a long-running kickback scheme. Silver is one of three voting members of the Public Authorities Control Board---the upcoming Board's agenda includes a residential real-estate project in Silver's district. The 168-unit apartment building got $78.5 million worth of public financing...
  • New York Times columnist ‘fuming’ after son allegedly stopped by Yale police at gunpoint

    01/25/2015 11:00:28 AM PST · by bgill · 70 replies
    yahoo ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | yahoo
    New York Times op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow says he’s “fuming” after his son was allegedly stopped by a Yale University police officer at gunpoint Saturday night because he apparently fit the description of a possible burglary suspect. “So, my son, a 3rd year chem major at Yale was just accosted — at GUN POINT — by a Yale policeman bc he ‘fit the description’ of a suspect,’” Blow tweeted on Saturday. “He was let go when they realized he was a college student and not a criminal.”
  • Bharara: NYers should be outraged over corrupt politicians

    01/24/2015 2:56:52 PM PST · by 9thLife · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2015 | 12:52pm | Antonio Antennuci , Sophia Rosenbaum and Laura Italiano
    Get angry, New York. ...“We simply want people in high office to stop violating the law. People elected to make laws should not be breaking them.” ...“Money often seems to be at the core of the problem.” ...“We had a case against City Councilman Dan Halloran, which you may remember,” Bharara said, referring to the Queens Republican convicted last July in a $200,000 bribery scheme. “After allegedly receiving a $7,500 cash bribe, he says to the cooperating witness on tape, ‘Money is what greases the wheels. Good, bad or indifferent. That’s politics. That’s politics. It’s all about how much, and...
  • 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...
  • Obama Car Czar: Sheldon Silver's 100G+ Assembly Pay Wasn't 'Full-Time' Salary

    01/23/2015 5:25:39 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    According to the most recent information available, Steve Rattner's net worth is at least $188 million. So perhaps it's not surprising that the hedge fund partner and former Obama car czar, who flies his own private jet, doesn't deem $100G+ per year to be a "full-time" salary. On today's Morning Joe, commenting on the arrest of Dem NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on bribery charges, Rattner claimed that "they don't pay these guys full-time salaries. They pay them, I think, $112,000 a year." In fact, as Speaker, Silver was pulling down $121,000. The median annual income in the US during...
  • De Blasio: Sheldon Silver is a ‘man of integrity’

    01/22/2015 12:53:58 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 1/22/15 | By Michael Gartland
    De Blasio: Sheldon Silver is a ‘man of integrity’ By Michael Gartland Mayor de Blasio said Thursday that he knows Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to be a “man of integrity” and rejected calls for him to step down from his leadership post while facing corruption charges. “Although the charges announced today certainly are very serious I want to note that I’ve always known Shelly Silver to be a man of integrity and he certainly has due process rights and I think it’s important that we let the judicial process play out,” the mayor said at City Hall.
  • Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Took Millions in Graft, U.S. Says

    01/22/2015 10:14:20 AM PST · by proxy_user · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM, THOMAS KAPLAN and MARC SANTORA
    The speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, was arrested on federal corruption charges on Thursday and accused of using the power of his office for more than a decade to secure millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks and then covering up his schemes, according to court documents. Mr. Silver, a Democrat from the Lower East Side of Manhattan who has served as speaker for more than two decades, is accused of a range of corrupt dealings that capitalized on his official position. They include using his position to obtain corrupt payments misrepresented as referral fees from...
  • ‘Clinton the Musical’ Is Definitely Running Off Broadway

    01/22/2015 8:33:07 AM PST · by shove_it · 14 replies
    ArtsBeat ^ | 20 Jan 2015 | PATRICK HEALY
    For those who can’t get enough of Bill and Hillary Clinton – or want to see them lampooned in the tawdriest way possible – the stage satire “Clinton the Musical” is getting an open-ended commercial run at Off Broadway’s New World Stages complex, the producers announced on Tuesday. The show, which had a brief outing last summer in the New York Musical Theater Festival, focuses mostly on scandals in the Clinton administration (Monica Lewinsky features prominently) and splits the president into two characters – the diligent WJ and the roguish Billy – while portraying Mrs. Clinton’s character as politically ambitious....
  • Cuomo to name ‘independent monitor’ to review cop-related grand jury decisions

    01/21/2015 9:48:08 PM PST · by harwood · 21 replies
    Gov. Cuomo is assuming a key role in resolving cases where unarmed civilians are killed by police, announcing Wednesday that he will name an “independent monitor” to review grand-jury decisions when cops are not indicted.
  • Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Faces Arrest on Corruption Charges

    01/21/2015 9:19:46 PM PST · by iowamark · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/21/2015 | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM, THOMAS KAPLAN and SUSANNE CRAIG
    Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption charges on Thursday, people with knowledge of the matter said, in a case that is likely to throw Albany into disarray. The investigation that led to the expected charges against Mr. Silver, a Democrat from the Lower East Side of Manhattan who has served as speaker for more than two decades, began after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in March abruptly shut down an anticorruption commission he had created in 2013. Details of the specific charges to be brought against Mr. Silver...
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver: New York’s biggest Dem powerbroker will be arrested today

    01/22/2015 7:28:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I will apologize in advance to our readers if this looks like coverage of a “local story” but it actually may be a harbinger for the kind of state and local level change which is required for real progress in America. The New York Times is reporting that today an arrest will be made in Albany, the state’s capital. The suspect is question is none other than the Speaker of the state Assembly, Sheldon Silver. Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption charges on Thursday, people with...
  • ALBANY: Sheldon Silver to be arrested (Dimocrat accidentally nailed by Cuomo)

    01/22/2015 6:14:23 AM PST · by Liz · 7 replies
    nypost,.com ^ | 1/22/15 | Joe Tacopino
    Feds subpoenaed Manhattan Democrat Silver's records in a probe of undocumented payments he received from a law firm. He is reportedly to be charged via an investigation sparked when Gov. Cuomo abruptly shut down his 2013 anticorruption commission.....Silver's arrest was related to money he received from a small real-estate tax law firm that Silver failed to list on his official financial-disclosure form. The FBI and Manhattan US Atty's office are looking into exactly what Silver did to earn the money. Silver is a personal-injury lawyer associated with the high-profile law firm Weitz and Luxenberg. Goldberg & Iryami, w/ only two...
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (NY) in federal custody in Manhattan on corruption charges

    01/22/2015 5:53:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 22, 2015 | Kenneth Lovett and John Marzulli
    Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was taken into custody Thursday in Manhattan on corruption charges, The Daily News has learned. The impending arrest of Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was first reported overnight by The New York Times. While it’s unclear exactly what charges Silver could be facing, The Times reported the rap is linked to payments the powerful Manhattan Democrat received from New York City lawfrim Goldberg & Iryami that he did not disclose publicly, as required by law.
  • Say It Like It Is (NYT columnist criticizes Obama over Islamic terrorism)

    01/21/2015 8:18:04 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 20, 2015 | Thomas L. Friedman
    I’ve never been a fan of global conferences to solve problems, but when I read that the Obama administration is organizing a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism for Feb. 18, in response to the Paris killings, I had a visceral reaction: Is there a box on my tax returns that I can check so my tax dollars won’t go to pay for this? When you don’t call things by their real name, you always get in trouble. And this administration, so fearful of being accused of Islamophobia, is refusing to make any link to radical Islam from the recent explosions...
  • NYT: Working-Class Disgust with Democrats Hitting 'Dangerous Levels'

    12/03/2014 12:00:42 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 3, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    Progressive New York Times columnist Thomas B. Edsall wrote on Tuesday that Democrats' embrace of Obamacare's redistribution scheme has angered and alienated working-class and middle-class Americans. "Even though midterm elections favor Republicans, the 2014 results show middle and working-class dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party rising to dangerous levels, which threatens the party's growing demographic advantages," wrote Edsall. As Breitbart News reported last Wednesday, the latest Gallup poll finds that President Barack Obama's approval rating with working-class white voters has hit an all-time low 27%. Moreover, the Gallup poll's findings were taken from opinion data collected prior to racially-charged riots in...
  • Bill Clinton on Tax Inversions: ‘This Is Their Money’

    09/24/2014 2:35:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/24/2014 | By AMY CHOZICK
    As many Democrats attack companies that take advantage of corporate tax inversions, former President Bill Clinton expressed sympathy for them. “Like it or not, this inversion, this is their money,” Mr. Clinton said in an interview during the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. When asked whether inversions — the practice of American companies acquiring a small overseas rival and reincorporating abroad to lower their tax bills — are unpatriotic, as many critics say, Mr. Clinton said that publicly traded companies, in particular, “feel duty bound to pay the lowest taxes they can pay.” “I should make full disclosure here,”...
  • A "Tone-Deaf" Obama Mocked By The [NY Times] For Vacationing While The World Burns

    07/20/2014 11:22:22 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 20, 2014
    When it comes to mocking president Obama, there is no easier or more effective way than focusing on his vacation/golfing schedule. The conservative Washington Examiner did just that last week, before the latest Malaysian Airlines disaster, when it reported that "It's going to be hot tubs, basketball, tennis and golf for the first family this summer, having set plans for a 16-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard, Mass., on a $12 million, 10-acre forested estate on the southwestern corner of the island. Reports from the Bay State indicate that President Obama and his family will vacation August 9-24 at the 8,100-square...
  • Mike Brown Autopsy – How The Scheme Team Used Their NY Times Cohort Frances Robles To Sell The Lie

    08/19/2014 7:11:16 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 38 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Sundance
    You’ve seen the story of the Mike Brown family autopsy, and the grand press conference they produced to deliver it to the public. But a closer look points out why the Scheme Team actually used New York Times Frances Robles to deliver the ruse: Frances worked with the Scheme Team in 2012 (2012 bio below) while she was at the Miami Herald and was part of their inner circle of media types willing to sell the Trayvon Story. The actual truth appears to be – a rather controversial person Shawn Parcells, who is NOT a forensic pathologist, was used by...
  • The New York Times Was Present In The Mortuary When Brown Family Autopsy Was Conducted…

    08/25/2014 5:43:28 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 20 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Aug 25, 2014 | Sundance
    When does media reporting become actual collusion with selling propaganda? Perhaps the story of Mike Brown’s autopsy will provide food for thought. We suspected from the outset the Parks and Crump version of the Mike Brown autopsy was likely just a propaganda ploy to sell their narrative. We knew New York Times reporter Frances Robles was sympathetic to their scheme because she was similarly predisposed in 2012 with the Trayvon Martin narrative. Frances Robles arrived in Ferguson Missouri the morning of the autopsy Aug 17th. Perhaps she and forensic pathologist Dr. Baden flew in together. After all, they departed the...
  • Boko Haram are "Insurgents," some Ukrainians are "Terrorists" & Terrorism is "man-caused disasters"?

    05/07/2014 3:35:03 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    5/7/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I can't keep up with it. Under Janet Napolitano - and in the MSM then - an act of terrorism became known as (or redefined as) "man-caused disasters." Before that, under the Bush administration, it was defined as an act of "terrorism." In the MSM, now, and to a large degree some Ukrainians are called terrorists. Sometimes they are called anti-Kiev protesters, or sometimes anti-government protesters. Should the MSM call Right Sector and others in Ukraine "terrorists"? One hardly ever even sees the word "fascist." But when you look at the top four news articles cached on Yahoo.com, when entering...
  • NYTimes Reporter Clueless That Huckabee's Radio Show Ended Months Ago

    05/10/2014 9:41:21 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 12 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 10 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    You can’t make it up. Does New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich actually listen to talk radio? And is Congressman Mike Rogers being groomed as the next host in the perpetually losing business that is moderate Republican talk radio – RINO radio? Republican In Name Only Radio.
  • Scarborough: NY Times ‘Lied Trying to Cover Up Their Own Mess’

    05/16/2014 11:04:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 16th, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough tore into the leadership at the New York Times on Friday morning for what he characterized as a misleading self-defense over the reasons for the firing of former Executive Editor Jill Abramson. He observed that the Times admitted that the pay discrepancy issue was a factor even after they denied it at first. The appearance of a cover-up on this issue led Scarborough’s co-hosts to predict a backlash against the paper and even a wave of cancelled subscriptions from female subscribers. Reading from the latest piece in the New Yorker, Scarborough noted that the Times...
  • NYT Goes After Bergdahl's 'Raggedy' Unit Again, This Time in a Sunday Page A1 Report

    06/09/2014 7:01:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    On Thursday, the editorial board at the New York Times, reacting to the growing firestorm over the release of five hardened terrorists from Gitmo in return for the Army's Bowe Bergdahl, went after Bergdahl's "army unit’s lack of security and discipline." It then incredibly claimed that a classified army report described in a separate Times dispatch that day suggested that those alleged conditions were "as much to blame for the disappearance" of Bergdahl as ... well, the sloppy editorial didn't specifically say. On Sunday, two Times reporters continued the offensive against Bowe Bergdahl's platoon and its members, apparently wanting readers...
  • The Secret U.S. Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons

    10/14/2014 8:07:35 PM PDT · by ironman · 126 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10/14/14 | C. J. CHIVERS
    The United States had gone to war declaring it must destroy an active weapons of mass destruction program. Instead, American troops gradually found and ultimately suffered from the remnants of long-abandoned programs, built in close collaboration with the West. The New York Times found 17 American service members and seven Iraqi police officers who were exposed to nerve or mustard agents after 2003. American officials said that the actual tally of exposed troops was slightly higher, but that the government’s official count was classified. The secrecy fit a pattern. Since the outset of the war, the scale of the United...
  • New York Times ideological cocoon verified

    10/18/2014 2:32:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    A man named Tyler Pearson had posted a list of the 1000 Twittter accounts most commonly followed by the 677 New York Times staffers on the paper’s public list. It is, as you would expect,embarrassingly cocooned: Times staffers follow people who share the liberalish/leftish viewpoint of the Times itself, meaning these staffers are less likely to even find out discordant information. Which may be why they are so often surprised, or late to a story. …
  • Chicago Cops Laugh at Security Demands of NYT Reporter Who Revealed Darren Wilson's Address

    12/02/2014 8:44:57 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 2, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    New York Times reporter, Julie Bosman who along with her colleague, Campbell Robertson, thought is was perfectly okay to write an article revealing the town and street where former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson lives. This act of complete obliviousness to the safety of officer Wilson caused quite an uproar including from Sean Hannity who blasted the Times for revealing this personal information about Wilson's home address. One result of this backlash was the publication on the Web of the home addressses of both Bosman and Robertson so they could experience a bit of karmatic kickback. Apparently this was a...
  • New York Times Recklessly Publishes Darren Wilson's Address

    12/01/2014 10:37:41 AM PST · by raptor22 · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Media Malfeasance: Short of handing local rioters a locator map, the newspaper of record provides enough information to find the home of the police officer some still accuse of murdering Michael Brown for no good reason. We're not sure what the New York Times was thinking when it published an item last Monday by Julie Bosman on the recent marriage of Officer Darren Wilson along with the town they lived in and street they lived on. The street in the small St. Louis suburb they live in is only two blocks long, and the piece had almost all the information...
  • BREAKING: COPS: NYT Reporter Who Published #DarrenWilson Address Calling Cops Nonstop

    11/28/2014 9:20:55 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 195 replies
    Got News ^ | 1/28/14
    The New York Times journalist who published Darren Wilson’s home address wants police protection and has been calling the police nonstop, Gotnews.com has learned. Julie Bosman “keeps calling the 020th District station complaining about people harassing and threatening her,” our source told us. She’s also “complaining about numerous food deliveries being sent to her residence.” Chicago police department sources alerted Gotnews.com about the glaring double standard on Friday. Gotnews.com published Julie Bosman’s address in Chicago after she published the address of Officer Darren Wilson and his new wife in a widely criticized move.
  • The NYTimes is Worried About “Orthodox Jewish Beggars”

    10/21/2014 7:30:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:09 PM | Ronn Torossian
    Recently, The New York Times Magazine had an article entitled “The Beggars Of Lakewood”, which I found to be a distorted depiction of the Hareidi-religious Jewish community of Lakewood, New Jersey. The article describes how the people of Lakewood do not turn anyone vetted as needy away. It could—and should—have been called “The Generous Givers of Lakewood.” Because this is a community of Torah scholars who, barring a few, are far from wealthy. Instead, it focuses on those asking for funds. The piece uses the hackneyed stereotype of Jews as money-grubbing beggars—replete with a picture of a black hat surrounded...
  • The Only People the New York Times Cares About are Muslims

    01/19/2015 8:20:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/19/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    What is the New York Times’ first response after Muslims massacred secular cartoonists and Jews? Start immediately collecting Muslim whining to bolster claims of Islamophobia. (via Israel Matzav) In the aftermath of the Paris attacks last week, the New York Times is understandably interested in hearing about the experiences of minorities in Europe these days. That is commendable. It’s just the kind of journalism that sheds light on everyday life of people facing adversity the world over. It’s important and informative and insightful, and we applaud it, and look forward to reading it.Scratch that. Actually, the Times is obsessively...
  • Say It Like It Is (Holy Cow! the NYSlimes says Radical Islam is a prob)

    01/21/2015 3:39:57 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | Tom Friedman
    I’ve never been a fan of global conferences to solve problems, but when I read that the Obama administration is organizing a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism for Feb. 18, in response to the Paris killings, I had a visceral reaction: Is there a box on my tax returns that I can check so my tax dollars won’t go to pay for this? When you don’t call things by their real name, you always get in trouble. And this administration, so fearful of being accused of Islamophobia, is refusing to make any link to radical Islam from the recent explosions...
  • Nearly 140 NYC welfare workers forced out for crime, misconduct

    01/19/2015 2:09:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 19, 2015 | Josh Saul
    Social worker Tara Tisdale, who allegedly sold her clients' private information, was one of those fired from the Human Resources Administration. Call them anti-social workers. Nearly 140 employees from the city Human Resources Administration — the city’s welfare agency — have been axed or forced to resign over the last six years for crimes and misconduct, including an agent charged with keeping food stamps for herself and another who allegedly paid a client to tend to his ferret, according to new data obtained by The Post. The accused cheats included Shamalah Millington, 34, who allegedly concealed her husband’s income to...
  • Police Union joins de Blasio’s war against the NYPD

    01/19/2015 10:02:56 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/19/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “We want more cars, better vests, more manpower” the rank and file cops yelled at a push and shove throw down held last week in Queens with the NYPD Patrolmen’s Benevolent Assn (PBA). Anger and a serious split among borough cops surfaced against their union leaders, especially Patrick Lynch, head of the 23,000 member PBA. (1) What Lynch keeps demanding is not nearly as high on the constable’s wish list as their own physical safety. Lynch wants words, they want action. After all, an apology from New York’s Marxist Mayor for his abusive and dangerous criticism of the NYPD is...
  • Fox News Apologizes for False Claims of Muslim-Only Areas in England and France (huh?)

    Fox News issued an unusual on-air apology on Saturday night for having allowed its anchors and guests to repeat the false claim that there are Muslim-only “no-go zones” in European countries like England and France that are not under the control of the state and are ruled according to Shariah law. The statement was referred to as “a correction” by the Fox Report host Julie Banderas, who said that “over the course of this last week, we have made some regrettable errors on air regarding the Muslim population in Europe, particularly with regard to England and France.” “Now this applies...
  • Marine Le Pen: To Call This Threat by Its Name: France Was Attacked by Islamic Fundamentalism.

    01/19/2015 2:10:00 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/18/15 | Marine Le Pen
    Paris — “To misname things is to add to the world’s unhappiness.” Whether or not Albert Camus really did utter these words, they are an astonishingly apt description of the situation in which the French government now finds itself. Indeed, the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius no longer even dares pronounce the real name of things. Mr. Fabius will not describe as “Islamists” the terrorists who on Wednesday, Jan. 7, walked into the offices of the newspaper Charlie Hebdo, right in the heart of Paris. Nor will he use “Islamic State” to describe the radical Sunni group that now controls...
  • Bill de Blasio will spend part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Rev. Al Sharpton

    01/17/2015 11:37:40 PM PST · by EinNYC · 26 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 18, 2015, | JENNIFER FERMINO
    It’s official: Mayor de Blasio is going to be spending part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the Rev. Al Sharpton. Hizzoner last week refused to say whether he would be attending the annual King tribute at Sharpton’s National Action Network Harlem headquarters. But the mayor’s office on Saturday confirmed he’ll be there. De Blasio would not confirm last week if he would be attending the annual King tribute at Sharpton’s National Action Network Harlem headquarters.De Blasio would not confirm last week if he would be attending the annual King tribute at Sharpton’s National Action Network Harlem headquarters. PreviousNextDemocratic...
  • Liam Neeson comments: Must action stars oppose gun control?

    01/17/2015 8:44:52 AM PST · by bgill · 47 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Jan. 16, 2015 | Lisa Suhay
    “PARA USA regrets its decision to provide firearms for use in the film "Taken 3". While the film itself is entertaining, comments made by its Irish-born star during press junkets reflect a cultural and factual ignorance that undermines support of the Second Amendment and American liberties,” the company posted on its Facebook page. “We will no longer provide firearms for use in films starring Liam Neeson
  • Paul Krugman Rejected by His Peers

    01/17/2015 8:20:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Paul Krugman has become an embarrassment to the economics profession. Despite his Nobel Prize and despite his previous high regard in the profession, his twice-a-week editorials in The New York Times are causing even progressive economists to treat him as somewhat of a kook.Since 2011, the United States has followed what Krugman correctly calls a policy of “austerity.” For example, the federal budget deficit has declined from 8.4 percent of GDP in 2011 to a predicted 2.9 percent of GDP for all of 2014. All along the way Paul Krugman protested that such policies would prolong the recession and even...
  • Gail Collins: Texas Is Sending You a Present (Wherein she insults Perry, Cruz and Texas)

    01/16/2015 9:33:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 16, 2015 | Gail Collins
    Rick Perry! The man who has been governor of Texas since pterodactyls roamed the plains took his leave at the State Capitol this week. He is not saying anything for sure about running for president. Mum’s the word until springtime. However, he recently told a reporter that if voters want to break from the Obama era, “I am a very clear and compelling individual to support.” Wow, the Republican race is getting to be like one of those crime shows where the detectives have to paste pictures all over the wall so they can keep the suspects straight. So many...
  • Rocket launcher recovered during investigation in Brooklyn

    01/16/2015 2:02:25 PM PST · by wtd · 30 replies
    ABC7 Eyewitness News ^ | 1/16/2015 25 minutes ago | Eyewitness News
    Rocket launcher recovered during investigation in Brooklyn Updated 26 mins ago BUSHWICK -- Police say a rocket launcher was recovered in Brooklyn as part of an ongoing investigation Friday. The weapon was seized by the NYPD from a home on Knickerbocker Avenue in the Bushwick section. Initially, authorities said the weapon was operational, but it is actually inert. Investigators have charged 41-year-old Juan Garcia with weapons and drug possession. Authorities say an investigation that started in the Bronx led police to Garcia's address in Brooklyn. Along with the rocket launcher, brass knuckles and drug paraphernalia were also recovered at the...
  • New Book Reveals Secret War Operations (NYT&James Risen's Bunk of the Month entry)

    01/02/2006 3:45:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 1,442+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/2/06 | AP - Washington
    WASHINGTON - A new book on the government's secret anti-terrorism operations describes how the CIA recruited an Iraqi-American anesthesiologist in 2002 to obtain information from her brother, who was a figure in Saddam Hussein's nuclear program. Dr. Sawsan Alhaddad of Cleveland made the dangerous trip to Iraq on the CIA's behalf. The book said her brother was stunned by her questions about the nuclear program because — he said — it had been dead for a decade. New York Times reporter James Risen uses the anecdote to illustrate how the CIA ignored information that Iraq no longer had weapons of...
  • Very interesting exchange by Risen on Sources

    04/24/2006 8:22:03 PM PDT · by generationfixit · 11 replies · 936+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Jan. 3, 2006 | By Andrea Mitchell
    Risen: No, they haven't printed it, but again, I don't want to get into The New York Times, one way or the other. Mitchell: But did you have concerns about putting it into your book? Risen: I thought about it, you know. I thought about everything. one way or the other, but I thought that this story was so old, that it no longer really mattered. As I said, goes back to the Clinton years. Mitchell: How do you balance your own role finally? You've broken some major stories here, and critics, the administration will say that it compromises American...
  • Snopes confirms open letter blasting Holder is from retired FBI agent

    01/14/2015 7:21:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Thomas Lifson
    So, let’s get this straight. At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its’ senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon. Your behavior is unbelievable. You sir, have sacrificed your integrity on the altar of political expediency. You, Mr. Holder, are the “coward” and hypocrite you so loudly denounce when speaking...