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  • Inside The French First World War Soldier's Memorial Bedroom

    10/25/2014 8:10:03 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10/22/2014 | Roy Mulholland
    Rochereau's books are arranged in neat piles on the mantelpiece, his collection of sabres hangs on a wall, and his bed is still covered by the same lace spread as when, nearly a century ago, he left home for the last time. A vial on the desk sports a label saying it contains "the earth of Flanders in which our dear child fell and which kept his remains for four years". On his bed the medals he was awarded for bravery, the croix de guerre and the Legion of Honour, are displayed in a glass case next to his képi...
  • THE LIST: EVERY JOURNALIST IN THE GAMEJOURNOPROS GROUP REVEALED

    09/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes. We can today reveal the complete list of journalists, some 150 key industry figures, on the list. Outlets with representation span the entire video games journalism universe and include Polygon, Ars Technica, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, TechRadar, and many other well-known brands in games publishing. But they also include freelancers and staffers for publications as solidly...
  • Eiffel Tower: 40 Fascinating Facts (Inaugurated March 31, 1889)

    03/31/2014 12:39:50 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 17 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 03/31/2014 | Oliver Smith, and Tom Metcalf
    1. Completed on March 31, 1889, the tower was the world’s tallest man-made structure for 41 years until the completion of the Chrysler Building in New York in 1930. 2. It is 324 metres tall (including antennas) and weighs 10,100 tonnes. 3. It was the tallest structure in France until the construction of a military transmitter in the town of Saissac in 1973. The Millau Viaduct, completed in 2004, is also taller, at 343 metres. 4. It is possible to climb to the top, but there are 1,665 steps. Most people take the lift. 5. The lifts travel a combined...
  • Egypt's Sisi paves way for presidential bid after resigning as minister

    03/27/2014 12:09:51 AM PDT · by kingattax · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3-26-14 | Richard Spencer
    Egypt's military strongman, Field Marshal Abdulfattah al-Sisi, has resigned as defence minister, paving the way for a run for the presidency and a return to the decades in which the country was led by long-serving military officers. Field Marshal Sisi summoned a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to hand in his formal notice and bring to an end his 18-month term, in which he shot from being a virtually unknown younger general to one of the Middle East's most powerful men. People walk past a poster featuring Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in downtown Cairo Photo: Mohamed Abd...
  • The climate alarmists have lost the debate: it's time we stopped indulging their poisonous fantasy

    10/09/2013 10:37:02 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    the telegraph ^ | 10/6/2013 | James Delingpole
    The story so far: with the release of its Fifth Assessment Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has proved beyond reasonable doubt that it cannot be taken seriously. Here are a few reasons why: IPCC lead author Dr Richard Lindzen has accused it of having "sunk to a level of hilarious incoherence." Nigel Lawson has called it "not science but mumbo jumbo". The Global Warming Policy Foundation's Dr David Whitehouse has described the IPCC's panel as "evasive and inaccurate" in the way it tried dodge the key issue of the 15-year (at least) pause in global warming; Donna Laframboise...
  • UK Telegraph: Is Rush Limbaugh Guest Editing the New York Times? (*Crinton criminal enterprise)

    08/14/2013 4:15:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 8/14/13 | The Maha
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The UK Telegraph asks today if I am editing the New York Times. Yes, they do. The UK Telegraph, that's the lead story in a big story. The New York Times, for some reason, has done a thorough expose on the Clinton Global Initiative. They have ripped the Clinton charity to shreds in the New York Times. I'm telling you, I don't want to make too big a deal out of any one of these things, but there are a lot of little, bitty things starting to align. Is Rush Limbaugh editing the New York Times? This...
  • Pill to live to 150

    03/10/2013 3:21:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/10/2013 | Stephen Adams,
    The drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol, found in red wine, an organic chemical believed to have an anti-aging effect, by boosting activity of a protein called SIRT1. GSK, the pharmaceutical firm, is testing them on people with particular medical conditions, namely Type II diabetes and psoriasis, a serious skin condition. David Sinclair, professor of genetics at Harvard University, said aging might not actually be an "irreversible affliction". He said: “Now we are looking at whether there are benefits for those who are already healthy. "Things there are also looking promising. We're finding that aging isn't the irreversible affliction that...
  • The First Car Phone Was The Civil War Telegraph Wagon

    02/23/2013 8:27:44 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 2/21/13 | Jason Torchinsky
    It's always a tricky thing to try and pinpoint the first of anything. The first working automobile, the first powered flight, the first beer of the night — all these things are usually surrounded by an impenetrable haze of uncertainty and occasionally, vomit. Often we can make some pretty decent guesses, but this time I feel pretty confident in making an out-and-out statement of what I think is fact: The first vehicles with on-board electrical communication systems were Civil War Telegraph Wagons. That means those battery-crammed wooden wagons are the direct ancestor of cars with radios, radiophones, car phones, all...
  • Incest – a favoured cause of old Lefties

    10/26/2012 5:42:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    The Saturday Telegraph ^ | 10/27/12 | Damian Thompson
    My article last week about the radical Left’s defence of paedophilia in the 1970s provoked all manner of paroxysms from today’s Lefties. How dare I blacken the name of Hattie Harman by pointing out that she became legal officer for the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) soon after it campaigned for a more relaxed approach to sex with children? But I had private communications, too, from people who encountered the “libertarian” Left during those years. “In the late Sixties and early Seventies, I worked at a school operated by the Inner London Education Authority,” wrote a retired schoolteacher. “The...
  • Sun Causes Climate Change Shock

    If Michael Crichton had lived to write a follow-up to State of Fear, the plotline might well have gone like this: at a top secret, state of the art laboratory in Switzerland, scientists finally discover the true cause of “global warming”. It’s the sun, stupid. More specifically – as the Danish physicist Henrik Svensmark has long postulated – it’s the result of cosmic rays which act as a seed for cloud formation. The scientists working on the project are naturally euphoric: this is a major breakthrough which will not only overturn decades of misguided conjecture on so-called Man Made Global...
  • An obvious answer to our electric dreams

    02/03/2011 10:02:48 AM PST · by qman · 21 replies · 1+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Feb 3 2011 | James May
    You hardly need me to tell you that the only problem with electric cars is the treachery of their almost entirely useless batteries. Everything else about electric cars is pretty wonderful and we’ve known that electric is the way to go for more than a century. I like the idea of one; the smoothness, the futuristic whooshing noises and twinkling dashboard displays, the low maintenance, the mechanical simplicity. The internal combustion engine is a wonderful thing, but I suspect we love it for its foibles. Its gift of power is actually pretty feeble and fairly inflexible, so it needs gearing...
  • The Stoning of Soraya M:Boring Racism For Christian Extremists Says American Woman

    10/20/2010 6:22:21 PM PDT · by sussex · 1 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 21/10/10 | the Aged P
    Want a flavour of The Stranger? Two articles will provide the encapsulated essence of it’s core values…..Stop The GOP and F### The South….job done, I fancy…. Add into the mix Ms West and there you have the ultimate Kos cocktail guaranteed to raise smiles at Styrofoam columns everywhere for she has planted her cultural flag squarely in the “conservatives are racist” camp by eviscerating the film “The Stoning of Soraya M”
  • Palin & Mama Grizzlies – UK Guardian Uses Tammy Bruce, Telegraph Uses It’s Own Tired Hack….

    10/19/2010 7:16:25 PM PDT · by sussex · 1 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 20/10/10 | the Aged P
    On the very day the liberal/left UK Guardian, to it’s credit, gave a platform to US right wing and pro Tea Party and pro Palin media star Tammy Bruce the so called conservative UK Telegraph gave the nod to their US based hack Alex Spillius to sneer at Palin for her Tweet mistake which she corrected ten minutes later
  • Message To The UK Telegraph’s Toby Harnden – Quit Making Things Up About Palin…

    09/20/2010 7:48:43 AM PDT · by sussex · 1 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 20/09/10 | the Aged P
    Toby Harnden writes in the UK Telegraph about Palin's Iowa speech - are his pants on fire?
  • London Daily Telegraph: Palin Retains A Star Power Unmatched By Anyone Else In Her Party

    07/11/2010 5:04:06 PM PDT · by sussex · 63 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 12/07/10 | the Aged P
    The impossible has happened. Alex Spillius, Washington correspondent of the London Daily Telegraph has actually written a respectful, almost positive article on Sarah Palin.
  • UK Telegraph Tries its Hand At Anti-Israel Fauxtography

    07/01/2010 5:24:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    big journalism ^ | 7/1/10 | Jeff Dunetz
    Not all fauxtography involves doctoring of recent news photographs; sometimes news sources take an old picture and change the context which also is using photographs to fake a news story. For example the picture below was taken by the Associated Press on January 14, 2009, right after the end of the most recent Israeli war with Hamas. Last week the UK Daily Telegraph ran an article about the Gaza Blockade, this is how the article looked: jun17 Does the picture look familiar? That’s because it is the same exact photograph from two years ago. This time the caption says:
  • Journalism and Objectivity

    11/16/2009 7:49:48 AM PST · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 63 replies · 729+ views
    Vanity | 11/16/2009 | Vanity
    "What they do is their business," Dobbs said yesterday. "I tried to accommodate them as best I could, but I've said for many years now that neutrality is not part of my being." [CNN boss Jonathan] Klein long believed Dobbs was at odds with CNN's desire to position itself as an opinion-free, middle-of-the-road alternative to its cable news rivals -- conservative Fox News and liberal MSNBC. Dobbs got $8M to quit Ny Post ^ | Nov. 16, 2009 | MICHAEL SHAIN A man once, upon learning that I'm conservative, said "You probably think that journalism isn't objective." I was...
  • Barack Obama and the CIA: why does President Pantywaist hate America so badly?

    05/23/2009 9:15:11 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies · 734+ views
    TELEGRAPH ^ | May 23,2009 | swampsniper
    If al-Qaeda, the Taliban and the rest of the Looney Tunes brigade want to kick America to death, they had better move in quickly and grab a piece of the action before Barack Obama finishes the job himself. Never in the history of the United States has a president worked so actively against the interests of his own people - not even Jimmy Carter.
  • Russia threatens to supply Iran with top new missile system as 'cold war' escalates

    08/30/2008 9:37:21 PM PDT · by Flavius · 14 replies · 248+ views
    telegraph ^ | 8/30/08 | By Philip Sherwell in New York and William Lowther in Washington
    Russia is deploying the threat to sell a "game changing" air defence system to Iran as a high stakes bargaining chip in its new "cold war" with America, The Sunday Telegraph has learned.
  • The most influential US political pundits: 20-11

    05/01/2008 8:16:17 AM PDT · by Sen Jack S. Fogbound · 2 replies · 171+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 05/01/2008 | Telegraph Staff
    The most influential US political pundits: 20-11 Last updated: 10:34 AM BST 01/05/2008 Telegraph.co.uk unveils the fourth installment of its list of the 50 most influential political pundits in America.With just over six months before United States citizens choose their 44th president, the 2008 election is already proving to be the most fascinating and potentially one of the closest contests in living memory. The 50 most influential US political pundits 50-41 40-31 30-21 20. JOE KLEIN One of the most readable columnists today, Democrats take notice if he spots a shift in the electoral zeitgeist. His column in Time has...
  • Telegraph Wins Website Usage Case

    04/24/2007 8:58:43 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 171+ views
    Telegraph wins website usage case Last Updated: 4:15am BST 25/04/2007 The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld the Telegraph Media Group's right to describe Telegraph.co.uk as "Britain's No. 1 quality newspaper website,'" dismissing a complaint about an advertising campaign in the first two months of 2007. The Telegraph advertisement was based on research by Hitwise, which monitors web usage by more than eight million British users. According to Hitwise, Telegraph.co.uk had more UK visits than any other quality newspaper website in 2006.
  • Iraq is now in 'a terrible civil war', admits Allawi

    03/19/2006 6:51:10 PM PST · by Flavius · 95 replies · 2,292+ views
    telegraph ^ | 20/03/2006 | By Oliver Poole in Basra
    One of Iraq's most pro-western figures and an ex-prime minister yesterday became the first of its leaders to express what most of his compatriots fear: the country is in the grip of a "terrible" civil war. John Reid and Iyad Allawi Defence Secretary John Reid meets with Iyad Allawi Iyad Allawi's acknowledgement of the violence sweeping the nation was not the sort of tribute America or Britain were hoping for on the eve of today's third anniversary of their invasion. John Reid, the Defence Secretary, who was visiting British troops in Basra yesterday, had argued that those predicting that Iraq...
  • Translation: Morse code fans sending out an SOS

    03/03/2006 6:42:12 PM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 64 replies · 1,735+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 2, 2006 | John McCormick
    A century-old hobby filled with dots and dashes is embroiled in a debate about its future and what level of training should be expected of those called on to help during local and national emergencies. Morse code, a slowly dying language, has become radio's equivalent of Latin: historically important, but increasingly irrelevant in a world of cell phones, computers and instant messaging. With mariners and the military having moved to other technologies long ago, ham radio operators are virtually the sole practitioners of a technique that made national and international communication possible with the telegraph.
  • Western Union and the Railroad Telegraphers

    03/04/2006 10:23:46 AM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 50 replies · 1,596+ views
    El Defensor Cheiftain ^ | March 4, 2006 | Paul Harden NA5N
    Last month, a briefly worded press release went nearly unnoticed. It simply read: "Effective January 27, 2006, Western Union will discontinue all Telegram and Commercial Messaging Services. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you for your loyal patronage." After 155 years, and millions of telegrams and Telex messages, a major part of American history quietly slipped into obscurity. For more than 100 years, Socorro was part of that history. With today's telephones, cell phones and e-mail, we can contact almost anyone we wish immediately and cheaply. This wasn't always the case. In Socorro's early days,...
  • From the Telegraph to the Web (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    02/13/2006 9:59:43 AM PST · by abb · 9 replies · 400+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 13, 2006 | Jason Fry
    Late last month Western Union sent its final telegram, ending an era whose arrival was far more revolutionary than the onset of email or instant messaging. It was the telegraph that knit the world together -- once transatlantic cables arrived in the 1860s, information flew around the globe in hours, instead of days or weeks; in terms of information transfer, the phone, fax, email and IM are little more than variations on that theme. In 1929 more than 200 million telegrams were sent; last year, there were around 20,000, and the telegram had long since become an old-fashioned ritual that...
  • Telegraph Wins Newspaper Awards (UK)

    05/12/2005 6:50:38 PM PDT · by blam · 223+ views
    Telegraph wins newspaper awards (Filed: 13/05/2005) The Daily Telegraph has been named National Newspaper of the Year. The criteria for the award were presentation, quality and customer appeal and the judges described it as "the most consistent, professionally produced newspaper". They also highlighted its reader friendliness and good design, saying that it offered an excellent overall package. The editions entered were those covering the immediate aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami and "the strong imagery and clean clear design" led to The Daily Telegraph also being awarded the Newspaper Design of the Year award. The 2005 Newspaper Awards, in association...
  • Telegraph hates everything I stand for, says Galloway

    11/17/2004 6:54:35 AM PST · by tjwmason · 12 replies · 618+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 17 November, 2004 | Caroline Davies
    Telegraph hates everything I stand for, says GallowayBy Caroline Davies (Filed: 17/11/2004) The Telegraph's handling of documents purporting to show that the Iraqi regime had funded George Galloway's political campaigning was influenced by the newspaper's hatred of him, the MP said yesterday. On the second day of his libel action, the 50-year-old member for Glasgow Kelvin claimed that the Telegraph "hated" him because "I stand for everything they don't". In a furious outburst Mr Galloway accused James Price, QC, counsel for the Telegraph of calling him anti-Semitic when it was put to him that "responsible journalists" could take the view...
  • If Only Britain Had the Problems That Beset American Democracy

    11/03/2004 6:08:22 PM PST · by quidnunc · 22 replies · 1,396+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | November 4, 2004 | Stephen Robinson
    In the end, it was the sheer preppie courtesy of election night that hit home. When John Kerry defied the logic of the first results and declined to concede the election early yesterday morning, the engines of George W Bush's motorcade were revving and ready to whisk the re-elected President to a public stage to claim victory. But aides told him it would look bad, and might seem "divisive", and perhaps not the sort of thing one Yale man does to another. So Mr Bush held back, and gave his opponent more time to ponder the irrefutable arithmetic of the...
  • The Column the Telegraph declined to publish.

    10/12/2004 10:59:05 AM PDT · by crushelits · 21 replies · 1,248+ views
    steynonline.com ^ | October 12, 2004 | Mark Steyn
    THE QUALITY OF MERSEYToday, for the first time in all my years with the Telegraph Group, I had a column pulled. The editor expressed concerns about certain passages and we were unable to reach agreement, so on this Tuesday something else will be in my space.I’d written about Kenneth Bigley, seized with two American colleagues but unlike them not beheaded immediately. Instead, sensing that they could exploit potential differences within “the coalition of the willing”, for three weeks the Islamists played a cat-and-mouse game with Mr Bigley’s life, in which Fleet Street, the British public, governments in London and Dublin...
  • Morse Family Meets Members of Warminster Amateur Radio Club

    09/22/2004 10:09:25 PM PDT · by Denver Ditdat · 12 replies · 422+ views
    The American Radio Relay League ^ | September 22, 2004 | By Norm Fusaro, W3IZ
    Randy Gehman, N3LJE, of Waminster ARC talks with members of the Morse Family. One of the greatest things about Amateur Radio is that you just never know who you will run into. Such was the case for Warminster Amateur Radio Club at the special event station the club set up at the Middletown Grange Fair in Wrightstown in Bucks County Pennsylvania. For decades the club has had an Amateur Radio station on display every year at the Grange Fair where they provide information about ham radio to the public. The club accepts messages from fairgoers and passes the messages...
  • Agent behind fake uranium documents worked for France (FRENCH TREACHERY UNMASKED)

    09/18/2004 5:24:14 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 50 replies · 1,751+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | September 19, 2004 | Bruce Johnston
    The Italian businessman at the centre of a furious row between France and Italy over whose intelligence service was to blame for bogus documents suggesting Saddam Hussein was seeking to buy material for nuclear bombs has admitted that he was in the pay of France.The man, identified by an Italian news agency as Rocco Martino, was the subject of a Telegraph article earlier this month in which he was referred to by his intelligence codename, "Giacomo". His admission to investigating magistrates in Rome on Friday apparently confirms suggestions that - by commissioning "Giacomo" to procure and circulate documents - France...
  • Attack Iran, US Chief Ordered British

    06/29/2004 6:13:12 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 438+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-30-2004 | Michael Smith
    Attack Iran, US chief ordered British By Michael Smith, Defence Correspondent (Filed: 30/06/2004) America's military commander in Iraq ordered British troops to prepare a full-scale ground offensive against Iranian forces that had crossed the border and grabbed disputed territory, a senior officer has disclosed. An attack would almost certainly have provoked open conflict with Iran. But the British chose instead to resolve the matter through diplomatic channels. Lt Gen Ricardo Sanchez "If we had attacked the Iranian positions, all hell would have broken loose," a defence source said yesterday. "We would have had the Iranians to our front and the...
  • History tells us that most conflicts end in chaos

    06/01/2004 8:51:53 AM PDT · by Lyford · 9 replies · 137+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | June 1, 2004 | John Keegan
    History is useful. That, at any rate, is the theme of Alan Bennett's new play, The History Boys. History gets you into a good university. History gets you a good job. History is a key to cracking the secret of life.Or is it? I have been a dedicated history boy for 50 years but these past few months I have begun to wonder if history is any use at all. Britain and the United States have got into a difficult situation in Iraq and the entire Western media are reacting as if an unprecedented disaster is about to overwhelm their...
  • Instapundit: Anti-American Journalists

    05/13/2004 2:24:26 PM PDT · by KarlH · 8 replies · 191+ views
    Instapundit Blog ^ | May 13, 2004 | Instapundit
    YOU KNOW, sometimes I feel like maybe I'm too harsh in my charges of media bias. Then I read accounts like this one from Baghdad, by the Daily Telegraph's correspondent Toby Harnden:
  • Re: Francophile in the White House

    02/19/2004 7:43:50 PM PST · by TheMole · 21 replies · 193+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) letters page ^ | Feb. 13, 2004 | Edward Bryant
    Re: Francophile in the White House Date: 13 February 2004 Sir - With the spotlight now firmly on John Kerry as the leading Democratic contender, the Americans will, finally, learn who he is. It will be interesting to know their reaction when they find out why he has the absolute support of their bête noire - the French. The truth is that France strongly wants anyone but George W Bush as president so she can turn the page on her damaging relationship with the world's only hyperpower. The French press is now gleefully revealing that Brice Lalonde, the former environment...
  • Pakistan behaves like a rogue state

    02/04/2004 11:56:17 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 214+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | Februari 04 2004
    There was something shocking about the photographs of a garlanded Abdul Qadeer Khan after Pakistan had exploded its first nuclear bomb. The reasons for the test were obvious - arch-rival India had detonated a similar weapon a couple of weeks before - but fêting such a devastating device with flowers had a sinister ring. Pakistan was rejoicing in heightened tension in a region that Bill Clinton was later to call the most dangerous in the world. Nearly six years on, that unease appears more than justified. Dr Khan not only developed Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, but in the process also passed...
  • Children of married parents do better in life

    12/12/2003 12:07:10 PM PST · by TheMole · 13 replies · 295+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/12/2003 | Sarah Womack
    Children of married parents do better in lifeBy Sarah Womack, Social Affairs Correspondent (Filed: 12/12/2003) Children born out of wedlock suffer financially, according to an official study released yesterday.The study of 18,500 babies shows that married parents are less likely to claim income support.They are also more likely to own a property and live on an income of at least £20,000 a year.The survey found that 60 per cent of parents who had children in 2000-2002 were married, 25 per cent were co-habiting and 15 per cent were not married or living together.Only 7.8 per cent of married couples...
  • Fayed set to bid for Telegraph

    11/29/2003 6:42:46 PM PST · by aculeus · 16 replies · 246+ views
    The Observer (UK) ^ | November 30, 2003 | James Robinson, media business correspondent
    Harrods owner Mohammed Fayed is preparing a bid for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph newspapers. He is assembling a team of senior newspaper executives to work on an offer. Fayed is believed to have contacted Lazards, the investment bank hired by Hollinger International - the Telegraphs' parent company - which is carrying out a strategic review that is likely to lead to a sale. Fayed has also met Richard Desmond, owner of Express Newspapers and one of the favourites to buy the Telegraphs should they be put up for sale. Desmond and Hollinger each own half of the West Ferry...
  • BLACK BAGGED $93M FROM PAPER (insider payouts kept Hollinger holding co afloat)

    11/29/2003 3:27:42 AM PST · by Liz · 2 replies · 206+ views
    NY POST ^ | PAUL THARP
    <p>Evidence of even more undisclosed insider riches for Conrad Black surfaced yesterday to trigger a new round of controversy.</p> <p>Black took $93 million in dividends last year from the London Telegraph, an amount that exceeded the paper's pre-tax profits by 37 percent, according to a report by the Financial Times.</p>
  • Tory leader in talks to keep Telegraph on side

    11/19/2003 1:53:25 AM PST · by Prodigal Son · 238+ views
    The Times ^ | November 19, 2003 | Raymond Snoddy and Andrew Pierce
    MICHAEL HOWARD attended a secret lunch with Richard Desmond, owner of the Express group and favourite to buy the troubled Daily Telegraph, to try to secure a promise that the newspaper will continue to support the Tories. The meeting took place only hours after it was announced that Lord Black of Crossharbour was stepping down as chief executive of Hollinger International, the Telegraph’s parent group, over allegations of millions of pounds of unauthorised payments. Monday’s lunch took place at the Westminster home of Lord Ashcroft, the former Tory treasurer, and the party’s wealthiest supporter, who is a long-standing friend of...
  • Jerusalem Post Owners Resign; Face Corruption Charges

    11/17/2003 11:06:43 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 31 replies · 8,759+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | November 18, 2003 | Associated Press
    JERUSALEM POST OWNERS RESIGN; FACE CORRUPTION CHARGES Post To Be Sold, Management Reshuffled Jerusalem Post Publisher Tom Rose, Editor Bret Stephens To Be Replaced By SETH SUTEL, AP Business Writer New York-----November 17........ Under heavy pressure from investors, Conrad Black will step down as chief executive of Hollinger International Inc., publisher of the Jerusalem Post and Chicago Sun-Times, and the company may be sold after an internal investigation found that fees had been improperly paid to Black and other senior executives. Several other executives are also leaving Hollinger as part of a management shakeup the company announced early Monday. David...
  • If I had my way, 'fun' would be banned

    08/25/2003 3:13:06 PM PDT · by TheMole · 20 replies · 405+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | August 21, 2003 | Andrew Gimson
    She was just having a bit of fun. So said a friend of Jemma-Anne Gunning, 18, the British teenager who was earlier this week sentenced to eight months in jail for indecent exposure on the Greek island of Rhodes. Gunning had defeated six other British girls to win the title "Miss Bottom 2003" in the resort of Faliraki after competing in a "strip-type" show. As Gunning herself put it: "Within only 10 hours of winning this funny contest, I found myself arrested, sleeping in a police cell, and dragged from a prosecutor to a magistrate, and eventually got hit with...
  • Fratboy Dim and his buddies are told lies

    05/04/2003 8:53:02 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 76 replies · 378+ views
    Telegraph U.K. ^ | May 4, 2003 | Irvine Welsh
    promised myself that I would never write another word about Iraq in this column, but that was before I went for an innocuous beer earlier this week. I was in a North Side of Chicago bar, packed full of college fraternity guys, who were watching the assortment of baseball, basketball and news programmes on the multiple screens. One guy, very much the worse for wear, shouted proudly: "We killed far less Iraqi citizens than Saddam." In a moment of grotesque comedy, his fratboy friend misunderstood him and said defensively: "But we've only been there a few goddamn weeks!" The pal...
  • UK Newspaper Says Documents Link Bin Laden to Iraq (The Telegraph Gets Another HUGE Scoop!)

    04/26/2003 2:36:35 PM PDT · by Timesink · 95 replies · 587+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2003
    UK Newspaper Says Documents Link Bin Laden to IraqSat April 26, 2003 05:13 PM ETLONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Sunday Telegraph newspaper said it had discovered documents showing Iraqi intelligence hosted an envoy from Osama bin Laden in 1998 and sought to meet the alleged September 11 mastermind in person. The finding, if verified, would appear to support Washington's assertion of links between ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and bin Laden, one of the justifications for the U.S.-led war in Iraq. The paper said the documents, which its correspondent found in the wrecked headquarters of the Iraqi Mukhabarat intelligence service, showed...
  • 'Libel king' has success in a life of litigation (GALLOWAY ALERT)

    04/22/2003 7:15:58 PM PDT · by Happygal · 8 replies · 338+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Wed 23 Apr 2003 | PAUL GALLAGHER
    GEORGE Galloway has enjoyed considerable success in the courts during his political career, winning an estimated total of £250,000 in libel damages. In some cases, the disputes have been settled before they reach the courts, but the Labour MP has proved time and again he will call on expensive lawyers when crossed. Mr Galloway’s biggest libel win was against the Daily Mirror and its sister paper in Scotland, the Daily Record, in December 1992. It followed the so-called "Mirrorgate" affair in which a US journalist claimed the Daily Mirror’s then foreign editor, Nick Davies, had been involved in arms dealing...
  • The Americans' president (UK TELEGRAPH PRAISES PRESIDENT BUSH)

    09/11/2002 10:31:10 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 35 replies · 247+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 12, 2002 | The Daily Telegraph
    In his speeches yesterday, George W Bush did what he does best: he bolstered American confidence, forced Americans to look forward and reminded Americans of their own strength. What a difference a year makes. At the beginning of his presidency, Mr Bush seemed to many outside America as a little boy lost. He seemed lacking in decision and understanding. Within three days of September 11, he had the measure of what had happened, as he showed at the memorial service in Washington's National Cathedral. His mettle was again apparent on September 20, when he addressed the joint session of Congress....
  • Misplaced criticism (PRO PALI CHIEF RABBI IS A PRAT, SAYS TELEGRAPH)

    08/28/2002 2:05:07 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 2 replies · 204+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | August 28, 2002 | The Daily Telegraph
    The Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, is no stranger to controversy, and he has certainly stirred one up with his latest remarks about Israel. Dr Sacks sees the present conflict as "tragic, because it is forcing Israel into postures that are incompatible in the long run with our deepest ideals". He cannot abide the "hatreds and insensitivities that in the long run are corrupting to a culture". He is made "very uncomfortable as a Jew" by "things that happen on a daily basis". The only example he gives is his "profound shock" at pictures of cheery Israeli soldiers posing with a...
  • Why we should be worried about George W Bush

    06/28/2002 10:13:20 PM PDT · by Anewday · 43 replies · 1,117+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia) ^ | June 29, 2002 | Bruce Wilson
    Why we should be worried about George W Bush 29jun02 THE world outside the US is now getting used to the fact Americans have a fraudulently elected nitwit as their president, but George W. Bush excelled himself this week with a "long-awaited" definitive speech on Middle East policies that stretched even the weirdest imaginations. BRUCE WILSON in London reports: US embassies around the world moved to "explain" the batty future Bush saw for Israel and Palestine, but nothing could disguise that the bedbug was running the White House and anything could happen next. Hey, look. Even Tom Cruise is worried....