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  • CBS: At what point does this become a story beyond Fox News? [EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators denied help]

    10/27/2012 3:29:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 27, 2012 | FavStocks - Stock Market News, Opinion, and More!
    At what point does this become a story beyond Fox News? Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate and subsequent attack several hours later was denied by U.S. officials — who also told the CIA operators twice to “stand down” rather than help the ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11. .... [SNIP of events reported by Fox News] ....What. in the hell. was going on? Woods’s father,...
  • Media's Obama Narrative Collides with Reality

    10/11/2012 1:46:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 11, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    .....I had been trying to think if there was a comparable example of when a live television event had had such a profound effect upon what had been a widely accepted truth. When I read Toby Harnden's report of how Obama stepped off of the Denver stage believing he had won, it dawned on me.According to Harden: >>>"In an extraordinary insight into the events leading up to the 90 minute showdown which changed the face of the election, a Democrat close to the Obama campaign today reveals that the President also did not take his debate preparation seriously, ignored the...
  • Media Outraged by Obama Betrayal

    10/10/2012 4:34:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 10, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, last night and this morning, we have a montage. Diane Sawyer. ("Recycliiiiiing! Recycliiiiiiing!") She was livid! They are all, in the media, outraged Obama would jeopardize his campaign that they've worked so hard on. They've carried the water everywhere. They have built Romney up to be this horrible, rotten guy who hates half the country; who sat idly by while a guy's wife with cancer died. They've said Romney is a felon. They've done everything the regime asked! They have carried the water, and now they are outraged Obama lied to 'em in the middle of...
  • Falsely Accused Tea Partier to ABC's Brian Ross: 'What Kind of Idiot Makes That Kind of Statement?'

    07/23/2012 8:31:41 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 97 replies
    As NewsBusters previously reported, ABC's Brian Ross on Friday falsely accused a Tea Party member of being the "James" Holmes that orchestrated the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado. "Jim" Holmes during an interview with the Daily Caller had some harsh words for his accuser saying, "What kind of idiot makes that kind of statement?” “Really, seriously, how do we take a journalist seriously when it’s pretty clear they really haven’t done any sort of check on their facts?” told the Caller's Alex Pappas: Holmes informed Pappas that ABC News didn’t contact him before Ross went on air. In fact,...
  • Mother of James Holmes Says She Didn’t Tell ABC Her Son Was the Killer [Updated](ABC lies AGAIN)

    07/23/2012 5:47:39 PM PDT · by madison10 · 54 replies
    New York Daily Mag ^ | July 23, 2012 | Joe Carscarelli
    During the chaotic aftermath of the Colorado shooting on Friday, a particularly chilling moment came when ABC News spoke to the mother of suspect James Holmes by phone. The network reported that the woman, reached in California, "told ABC News her son was likely the alleged culprit, saying, 'You have the right person.'" The article also said that Holmes's mother was "apparently speaking on gut instinct" when she "immediately expressed concern her son may be involved in the shooting death of at least 12 people overnight." Today, she disputed that account, claiming her quotes were misused. If true, that would...
  • Media Ignore Boy Scouts’ 100th Anniversary in Favor of Pro-Gay Agenda

    03/17/2010 11:50:37 AM PDT · by Bean74 · 15 replies · 674+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 03/17/2010 | Colleen Raezler
    In the media's eyes, the Boy Scouts of America are on par with bubble wrap - unimportant, disposable and something largely ignored unless someone wants to stomp on them. The Boy Scouts celebrated its 100th anniversary last month. And as an organization in which over 110 million Americans have participated, including film director Steven Spielberg, 211 current members of Congress and Presidents John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama - and given the positive characteristics often associated with Scouts - hard-working respectful and loyal - it's logical to think the media would love to...
  • Bachmann Rips Media for Not Covering Deem and Pass; Suggests Pelosi Impeachment Warranted

    03/17/2010 4:58:28 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 182 replies · 6,073+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | March 17, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    The latest maneuvering by congressional Democrats to make their brand of health care reform a reality has a lot of Washington, D.C. insiders scratching their heads and unable to forecast what is around the bend when it comes to this legislation. But have the media completely dropped the ball and that is allowing those in power to circumvent constitutional process? According to Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., they have. She had some harsh words for the fourth estate on conservative talker Sean Hannity's March 16 radio show. (h/t Kevin Eder) "Well yeah and the other thing is treason media," Bachmann said....
  • Washington Post Co. Earnings Decline 77 Percent

    02/25/2009 11:24:57 AM PST · by freespirited · 11 replies · 424+ views
    Washpost ^ | 2/23/09
    The Washington Post Co. earnings fell 77 percent in the fourth quarter of last year compared with the same period in 2007, as a large impairment charge drove down net income. The Post Co. reported fourth-quarter net income of $18.8 million ($2.01 per share) on revenue of $1.16 billion, compared with net income of $82.9 million ($8.71) on revenue of $1.13 billion in the fourth quarter of 2007. The company's newspaper division, which includes the flagship Washington Post, reported a $14.4 million operating loss for the fourth quarter and a $192.7 million operating loss for all of 2008, nearly half...
  • THE WORST OF TIMES (1st ever mass layoff of Journalists at NY Times)

    04/25/2008 5:58:06 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 49 replies · 96+ views
    NY Post ^ | 04-25-08 | Keith J. Kelly
    THE New York Times' news room is bracing for a bloodbath in the next 10 days. The word from inside is that approximately 50 unionized journalists have accepted the buyout proposal, and only another 20 non-union editorial employees have gotten on board. That means the ax could fall on as many as 30 editorial people in the company's first-ever mass firing of journalists in its 156-year history.
  • Rehabbing The D.C. Snipers

    10/18/2007 7:29:36 AM PDT · by Wuli · 9 replies · 460+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10/17/2007 | Investors Business Daily
    Media Bias: Why would two Muslim men travel 3,000 miles to kill random people in the nation's capital a year after 9/11? CNN investigated and found Islamic terror had nothing to do with it. ..... ......... "Somehow CNN's "special investigations unit" managed to overlook this pile of courtroom evidence. It showed only one drawing — a self portrait of Malvo shedding tears."
  • Speak up and sing

    02/16/2007 2:21:49 AM PST · by conservativehusker · 7 replies · 646+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Feb 13, 2007 | GLOBE EDITORIAL
    It's telling when country luminary Merle Haggard has an entry on Rolling Stone magazine's list of top protest songs. Country musicians and their fans tend to hail from conservative states with high enlistment rates. Then again, the toll of the war on the sons and daughters of these states has been acute
  • Opposition to Iraq Plan Leaves Bush Isolated (Even Some in GOP Keeping Distance)

    01/13/2007 10:02:28 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies · 871+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, January 14, 2007 | Peter Baker and Michael Abramowitz
    The bipartisan opposition to President Bush's troop-increase plan has proved more intense than his advisers hoped and has left them scrambling to find support, but the White House is banking on the assumption that it can execute its "new way forward" in Iraq before Congress can derail it. The plan to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq was virtually guaranteed to provoke a furor in Washington, Bush advisers said, but the storm was exacerbated by the slow, leaky way that the White House reached a decision. The policy review stretched two months after the election and the essence of the...
  • Gates Before the Senate: 'Welcome Candor' on Iraq (barf time)

    12/05/2006 10:55:00 AM PST · by meg88 · 13 replies · 640+ views
    Time.com ^ | 12/5/06 | Douglas Waller
    Gates Before the Senate: Welcome Candor on Iraq It didn't take long, at his confirmation hearings for Defense Secretary, for Robert Gates to give Senate Democrats some answers they've been desperate for. After four years of rosy predictions and verbal sparring from Donald Rumsfeld over the Iraq war, Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee were desperate for some candor out of the man George Bush has picked to replace him — and that's what they got as Bob Gates's confirmation hearing began Tuesday morning. Sen. Carl Levin, who will take over the committee chairmanship in January, hit Gates with...
  • 57 Iraqis Charged In Abuse At Prison

    11/06/2006 10:34:59 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 7 replies · 470+ views
    Washington Post via MSNBC ^ | November 6, 2006 | Sudarsan Raghavan
    Iraq's Interior Ministry has charged 57 employees, including high-ranking officers, with human rights crimes for their roles in the torture of hundreds of detainees once jailed in a notorious eastern Baghdad prison known as Site 4, officials announced Monday. The charges marked the first time the present Iraqi government has taken criminal action against members of its own security forces for operating torture chambers inside Interior Ministry prisons, said Brig. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf, a ministry spokesman. "Whoever abuses power and authority will be held accountable, regardless of their position or background," Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani told reporters in an opulent...
  • Move to the center [Without an end to the Republicans' politics of ideology, America will ...]

    11/05/2006 2:13:12 PM PST · by Mr_Moonlight · 27 replies · 667+ views
    Newsday ^ | November 4 2006 | Newsday Editors
    If only one thing comes out of the midterm elections this coming Tuesday, it ought to be this: The nation is tired of polemics and ideological politics. It's time for politicians on both the right and the left to move back toward the center, and come up with practical solutions to the serious problems the nation faces: How to get out of the mess in Iraq. How to pay for the baby-boomers' medical care and Social Security costs. How to meet the undeniable challenge of global warming. How to bring the budget back into balance without shredding the safety net...
  • Saddam is Sentenced to Death, and Iraq Shrugs (Time lies again)

    11/05/2006 12:53:39 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 19 replies · 1,058+ views
    Time ^ | November 5 | APARISIM GHOSH
    The verdict against the former dictator, which the U.S. originally hoped would help the country exorcise its demons, won't make a difference to Iraqis' violence-filled lives For those seeking omens on Saddam Hussein's day of judgment, Mother Nature obliged: Sunday dawned wet, cool and clean in Baghdad after overnight showers rinsed the city of several layers of desert sand. Late in the morning, Ahmed Hussein, a government-employed street sweeper, looked up into the overcast and still-rumbling skies and nodded approvingly. "This is the right weather for a day like this," he said. "The rain is God's blessing upon the verdict."...
  • Kerry draws Republican fire over Iraq remarks

    10/31/2006 3:58:39 PM PST · by MadIvan · 39 replies · 949+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | October 31, 2006 | Edward Luce and Caroline Daniel
    The Republican Party on Tuesday gained a late burst of energy in its flagging midterm election campaign following remarks by John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, in which he said college students could “get stuck in Iraq” if they do not study hard.While campaigning in California, the Massachusetts senator told a college crowd on Monday: “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” George W. Bush on Tuesday seized on...
  • Audit faults US training of Iraqis

    10/31/2006 12:17:13 PM PST · by A. Pole · 19 replies · 355+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 31, 2006 | Farah Stockman
    WASHINGTON -- Deteriorating security in Iraq and bureaucratic wrangling between the State Department and the Pentagon have undermined the US government's effort to train provincial governments, according to a report to Congress released yesterday by the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction. The training, done by "provincial reconstruction teams" of soldiers, aid workers, and diplomats, is meant to coach local authorities in Iraq on how to deliver basic services to their municipalities, and to take over duties from the US-led coalition, such as running elections and making decisions over local budgets. The teams were considered such a critical part of...
  • JON CARROLL [ Thumbs Up For 'Cut And Run' ]

    10/24/2006 7:43:16 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 487+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/24/6 | Jon Carroll
    "The principal sin of the neoconservatives is overbearing arrogance. It is not so much that they have been wrong. It is that nobody has ever convinced them that they've ever been wrong." I didn't say that. Oh, I said stuff like it a few times, but that particular quote come from David Keene, who is the chairman of the American Conservative Union. Like a lot of people on the rightish side of the political spectrum, he bought the rhetoric, he accepted the brilliance of Donald Rumsfeld's idea for a brand-new downsized "smart" army, he hung in there when things appeared...
  • The Mother Of All Heists

    10/24/2006 7:54:39 AM PDT · by repinwi · 14 replies · 882+ views
    CBS News ^ | Oct. 22, 2006 | 60 Minutes Steve Kroft Reports
    60 Minutes' Steve Kroft Reports On Disappearance Of More Than $500 Million To Equip Iraqi Army (CBS) More than half a billion dollars earmarked to fight the insurgency in Iraq was stolen by people the U.S. had entrusted to run the country's Ministry of Defense before the 2005 elections, according to Iraqi investigators. Iraq's former minister of finance says coalition members like the U.S. and Britain are doing little to help recover the money or catch suspects, most of whom fled the country.
  • Despite unpopular war, N.C. remains hotbed for military recruits

    10/22/2006 1:41:46 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies · 658+ views
    AP ^ | Thursday, October 12, 2006
    North Carolina remains a strong source of Army recruits despite an unpopular war in Iraq that has left 3,000 troops dead and 20,000 wounded. The state now ranks fifth nationally for new active-duty Army recruits, according to the Defense Department. A U.S. Census survey that shows North Carolina ranks 10th in the nation for the number of men between the ages of 18 and 24. The state in the past year churned out 3,424 new active-duty soldiers. Patriotism, a generation of young adults willing to serve and familiarity with the military were among the key factors behind North Carolina's rank...
  • Major Change Expected In Strategy for Iraq War

    10/20/2006 12:04:12 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies · 1,485+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, October 20, 2006 | Michael Abramowitz and Thomas E. Ricks
    The growing doubts among GOP lawmakers about the administration's Iraq strategy, coupled with the prospect of Democratic wins in next month's midterm elections, will soon force the Bush administration to abandon its open-ended commitment to the war, according to lawmakers in both parties, foreign policy experts and others involved in policymaking. Senior figures in both parties are coming to the conclusion that the Bush administration will be unable to achieve its goal of a stable, democratic Iraq within a politically feasible time frame. Agitation is growing in Congress for alternatives to the administration's strategy of keeping Iraq in one piece...
  • In Border Fence's Path, Congressional Roadblocks

    10/06/2006 12:34:29 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 35 replies · 1,108+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, October 6, 2006 | Spencer S. Hsu
    No sooner did Congress authorize construction of a 700-mile fence on the U.S.-Mexico border last week than lawmakers rushed to approve separate legislation that ensures it will never be built, at least not as advertised, according to Republican lawmakers and immigration experts. GOP leaders have singled out the fence as one of the primary accomplishments of the recently completed session. Lawmakers plan to highlight their $1.2 billion down payment on its construction as they campaign in the weeks before the midterm elections. Shortly before recessing late Friday, the House and Senate gave the Bush administration leeway to distribute the money...
  • Woodward: Laura Wanted Rumsfeld Out (barf alert)

    09/30/2006 11:30:15 AM PDT · by notes2005 · 65 replies · 2,126+ views
    CBS ^ | Sept. 29, 2006
    (CBS) Veteran Washington reporter Bob Woodward writes in his new book of fierce efforts inside the White House to get rid of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, a revelation that has caused a tremendous amount of concern at the White House. In Mike Wallace’s interview with Woodward, to be broadcast on 60 Minutes this Sunday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. ET/PT, the reporter also claims that Henry Kissinger is among those advising Mr. Bush. Woodward writes that several people inside the White House have pushed to oust Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. The ranks of those calling for Rumsfeld’s resignation included the...
  • A Silence in the Afghan Mountains (National Guard Special Forces in detainee deaths)

    09/26/2006 8:02:21 AM PDT · by 2banana · 26 replies · 1,809+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 24, 2006 | Kevin Sack and Craig Pyes
    GARDEZ, Afghanistan — After completing their deployment to this remote firebase, the Green Berets of ODA 2021 left for home covered in glory. The 10-member Special Forces team, part of the Alabama National Guard, returned to their families in the spring of 2003 with tales to tell of frenzied firefights and narrow escapes. Its commander had nominated each of his men — as well as himself — for medals for valor. The team's performance was heralded as evidence that the Guard could play as equals with the regular Army in the war on terrorism. But the team also had come...
  • The phoney war on terror

    09/24/2006 8:21:48 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 17 replies · 959+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | September 24, 2006 | Christina Lamb
    So President Musharraf is military dictator turned tease, making us wait for his book launch in New York tomorrow for more details of the Bush administration’s crudely worded threat against Pakistan if it did not support the war on terror.“Be prepared to be bombed. Be prepared to go back to the Stone Age,” was the graphic warning from deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage, though admittedly it came one day after September 11. Armitage has disputed the wording but the fact that such a threat had to be made (followed by a nice little package of $5 billion of aid)...
  • Anderson Cooper interviews Ahmadinajead

    09/20/2006 7:20:16 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 26 replies · 1,224+ views
    CNN ^ | 9.19.06 | Anderson Cooper
    Anderson Cooper interviews Ahmadinjead. Will he give softballs like Mike Wallace and Brian Williams?
  • White House Drops a Condition on Interrogation Bill

    09/19/2006 7:38:57 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 63 replies · 1,546+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 19, 2006 | KATE ZERNIKE
    Seeking a deal with Senate Republicans on the rules governing the interrogation of terrorism suspects, the White House has dropped its insistence on redefining the obligations of the United States under the Geneva Conventions, members of Congress and aides said Tuesday. The new White House position, sent to Capitol Hill on Monday night, set off intensified negotiations between administration officials and a small group of Republican senators. The senators have blocked President Bush’s original proposal for legislation to clarify which interrogation techniques are permissible and to establish trial procedures for terrorism suspects now in United States military custody. The two...
  • Getting Desperate, Bush Plays The Terror Card (Bill Press Barf Alert)

    09/13/2006 2:13:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies · 728+ views
    http://www.billpress.com/ ^ | September 7, 2006 | Bill Press
    Getting Desperate, Bush Plays The Terror Card In a way, you can’t blame him. He can’t defend his record on the economy, health care, immigration or Social Security. He certainly can’t defend the war in Iraq. There’s only one way George Bush and Republicans can possibly win in November — and that’s to scare the hell out of the American people. So it’s no surprise that President Bush gave four speeches in one week, all trying to tie an unpopular war in Iraq to a still-popular (barely) war on terror. If you believe George Bush — and fewer and fewer...
  • How to Win by Losing

    09/13/2006 7:29:47 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 274 replies · 2,919+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 13 2006 | RAMESH PONNURU
    CONSERVATIVES are dreading the November elections. The Republican capture of the House of Representatives in 1994 was one of modern conservatism’s signal political accomplishments. Now the Democrats are poised to take back the House. If that happens, however, conservatives will find several silver linings in the outcome. It would be worse for conservatives if Republicans actually gained seats. The Congressional wing of the party lost its reformist zeal years ago and has been trying to win elections based on pork and incumbency. An election victory would reward that strategy, leaving the congressmen even less interested in restraining spending, reforming government...
  • Dance of Diplomacy Is Grist for the Gossip Mill [Condi Canadian boy friend?]

    09/13/2006 5:31:52 AM PDT · by aculeus · 17 replies · 1,904+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 13, 2006 | By HELENE COOPER
    STELLARTON, Nova Scotia, Sept. 12 — There are perils to being unattached in the stodgy world of diplomacy. Sometimes it has seemed that all Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice needs to do is show up in public with a man, and people start talking. The single, sophisticated American secretary of state once drew notice for wearing black stiletto knee-high boots with an above-the-knee black skirt while reviewing American troops in Germany, so she is bound to attract gossip. That is particularly true on the dry, acronym-ridden diplomatic circuit of NATO meetings, APEC forums and Asean conclaves, where much imagination has...
  • (NY)Times Studies How to Shake Feds: Disposable Phones, Erasable Notes: "Act Like a Drug Dealer"

    09/13/2006 7:28:18 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 20 replies · 946+ views
    New York Observer ^ | September 13, 2006 | Michael Calderone
    Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has taken his place among the spirits permanently haunting West 43rd Street. “The basic goal,” New York Times reporter David Barstow said, “is to make it more difficult for a future Fitzgerald to follow the breadcrumbs of phone records and notes and expense slips from reporter to source.” Mr. Barstow, the Pulitzer- and Peabody-winning investigative reporter, was on the phone Sept. 12, shortly before The Times began this year’s round of legal seminars for the staff. The sessions, led by Times lawyers George Freeman and David McCraw, have traditionally offered a brush-up on privacy, sourcing and general...
  • Exclusive: New U.S. Government Videotape Simulates Terrorist Attacks

    09/12/2006 4:58:03 PM PDT · by slowhand520 · 12 replies · 981+ views
    Exclusive: New U.S. Government Videotape Simulates Terrorist Attacks September 12, 2006 7:41 PM Brian Ross and Asa Eslocker Report: ABC News has obtained videotapes of dramatic U.S. government field tests of new methods to thwart terrorist attacks against U.S. embassies abroad. In the videotape tests, government scientists stage real terror attacks -- slamming trucks at high speed into barriers and exploding bombs near buildings. Multiple camera angles capture the blasts' effects on test dummies, posing as diplomats seated at their desks. The U.S. Department of State spends $2 million a year to develop better boundary security equipment against such potential...
  • "We Have Not Forgotten, Mr. President."

    09/12/2006 2:11:17 PM PDT · by steve-b · 38 replies · 1,058+ views
    The Nation, via Yahoo ^ | 9/11/06 | Keith Olbermann
    ...However, of all the things those of us who were here five years ago could have forecast -- of all the nightmares that unfolded before our eyes, and the others that unfolded only in our minds -- none of us could have predicted this. Five years later this space is still empty. Five years later there is no memorial to the dead. Five years later there is no building rising to show with proud defiance that we would not have our America wrung from us, by cowards and criminals. Five years later this country's wound is still open. Five years...
  • Bill Keller "Pissed Off" by "Disgraceful" White House

    09/12/2006 2:08:51 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 112 replies · 3,466+ views
    Times Watch ^ | 12 September 2006 | Clay Waters
    The Times' executive editor accuses the Bush White House of stirring up a "partisan hatefest" against the paper over its revelation of an anti-terrorist program that monitored international banking transactions. Deep inside New York magazine's front-page profile of Times Executive Editor Bill Keller (ludicrously called a "true centrist" by writer Joe Hagan) is this gem about his reaction to White House criticism of the paper's exposure of its tracking of international banking transactions for terror clues: "They pissed me off....I think the administration is genuinely distressed that we ran the story over their objections. I think they were embarrassed by...
  • Bush ties to bin Laden haunt grim anniversary (BARFER)

    09/12/2006 7:42:11 AM PDT · by goalinestan · 30 replies · 625+ views
    The Denver Compost ^ | 09-12-06 | Cindy Rodriguez
    Just before sunset on Sept. 11, 2001, the worst day America has known, I snuck past police barricades and made my way to the roof of a high-rise building about eight blocks from ground zero - the closest I could get - and stared at the landscape of horror. Smoke shrouded the 16-acre site. Twisted metal columns jutted from an enormous crater, all of it blanketed in white ash. The only flecks of color came from the yellow stripes on the coats of rescue workers. Finally away from deadlines, it was supposed to be my moment to grieve. But I...
  • Terrorism’s Grand Tour

    09/11/2006 5:11:24 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 2 replies · 184+ views
    NYT Op-ed ^ | 9/11/2006 | Various
    It has become grimly commonplace. While the horrific strikes in the United States are foremost in Americans’ minds, other parts of the world — as far away as Bali, but in large cities in particular — have also found themselves the targets of vicious attacks in recent years. The Op-Ed page asked writers who know some of these cities well to describe the events and consider their aftermath.
  • Armitage leak admission creates new questions

    09/09/2006 3:48:25 AM PDT · by libstripper · 38 replies · 1,541+ views
    MSNBC ^ | September 9, 2006 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - For three years, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald knew the answer to one of the biggest questions in Washington: Who leaked the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame? Now that former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage acknowledged this week that he was the leaker, the new question is what Fitzgerald has been looking for during a quest that rattled the White House and sent a reporter to jail.
  • An Untrue Path

    09/08/2006 4:59:06 AM PDT · by Peach · 17 replies · 766+ views
    Newsweek ^ | September 7, 2006 | Marc Peyser
    Former president Bill Clinton is blasting the ABC 9/11 docudrama “The Path to 9/11” for being inaccurate and unfair. You’ve got to love the irony of that. Wasn’t he the guy who hired Hollywood filmmakers to create a campaign biopic of his life? Sure, “The Path to 9/11” makes up dialogue, invents scenes and creates a composite character or two, but sometimes you have to craft the facts in a certain way to tell a complicated story. Just like sometimes you have to reconsider what the definition of “is” is when you don’t want people to know you’ve had an...
  • What Bush Should Have Said

    09/03/2006 2:40:24 PM PDT · by woofie · 57 replies · 1,773+ views
    Time/CNN ^ | Sunday, Sep. 03, 2006 | Joe Klein
    My fellow members of the American Legion, I have made some serious mistakes and miscalculations in our struggle against Islamic extremism over the past five years. Some of these were made out of anger and impatience in the months after we were so viciously attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. Others were made out of my heartfelt belief that our American values—freedom, democracy, market economics—are the surest path away from the fury and despair that have plagued the nations at the heart of the Islamic world. I still believe deeply in those values. I am still convinced that we are facing...
  • Couples Cull Embryos to Halt Heritage of Cancer

    09/03/2006 1:55:46 PM PDT · by Coleus · 459 replies · 6,475+ views
    NY Times ^ | 09.03.06 | AMY HARMON
    As Chad Kingsbury watches his daughter playing in the sandbox behind their suburban Chicago house, the thought that has flashed through his mind a million times in her two years of life comes again: Chloe will never be sick. Not, at least, with the inherited form of colon cancer that has devastated his family, killing his mother, her father and her two brothers, and that he too may face because of a genetic mutation that makes him unusually susceptible. By subjecting Chloe to a genetic test when she was an eight-cell embryo in a petri dish, Mr. Kingsbury and his...
  • Opium Harvest at Record Level in Afghanistan

    09/02/2006 5:46:19 PM PDT · by kellynla · 42 replies · 780+ views
    new york times ^ | September 3, 2006 | Carlotta Gall
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 2 — Afghanistan’s opium harvest this year has reached the highest levels ever recorded, showing an increase of almost 50 percent from last year, the executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Antonio Maria Costa, said Saturday in Kabul. He said the increase in cultivation was significantly fueled by the resurgence of Taliban rebels in the south, the country’s prime opium growing region. As the insurgents have stepped up attacks, they have also encouraged and profited from the drug trade, promising protection to growers if they expanded their opium operations. “This year’s harvest...
  • The War for Hearts and Minds

    08/31/2006 10:37:05 AM PDT · by John Carey · 11 replies · 309+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | Issue dated Sept 4, 2006 | NICHOLAS BLANFORD, SCOTT MACLEOD/ BEIRUT
    The new war in the Middle East is not being fought with bombs or bullets. Instead, it is being waged amid the rubble and wreckage of Lebanon's streets, and the prize is the support and gratitude of the hundreds of thousands of citizens attempting to piece together their shattered lives. At Mehdi High School in Beirut, now a temporary administrative center for refugees who lost homes in the war with Israel, Abdel Hussein Hodroj asks a bearded young official behind a desk for help. The young man doesn't work for the Lebanese government or a humanitarian group or a United...
  • Couric Gets Bush For 1st 'Evening News'

    08/29/2006 5:21:23 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 74 replies · 1,712+ views
    Media Bistro ^ | 8/29/2006
    Monday, Aug 28 Couric Gets Bush For 1st 'Evening News' Katie Couric has landed an interview with President George W. Bush at the White House for the CBS primetime special "Five Years Later -- How Safe Are We?" The special will air from 10 to 11pm on Sept. 6. Excerpts from the interview will air on Couric's first evening newscast on Sept. 5 (and on the Early Show the next morning)...
  • Great Election Map: House and Senate, Safe vs Leaners

    08/29/2006 8:13:30 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 104 replies · 3,536+ views
    New York Times ^ | 8-29-06 | staff
    This is a great interactive election map showing which seats are safe, which are leaners, which voted for Bush vs Kerry, etc etc. Pretty amazing how we went from the dems winning both house and senate, to at least the house, to now maybe neither-at least according to the NYTimes latest predictions. http://www.nytimes.com/ref/washington/2006ELECTIONGUIDE.html?currentDataSet=senANALYSIS
  • Star of the Right Loses His Base at the Border (NY Slime hit piece)

    08/29/2006 7:37:20 AM PDT · by theworkersarefew · 176 replies · 2,729+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 8-29-06 | JASON DePARLE
    He supports tax cuts and the war in Iraq. He opposes stem cell research and the Medicare drug plan. He is a master of his movement’s medium, talk radio. Jesus Christ is his personal savior and Ronald Reagan his political idol. Conjure what might be called the perfect conservative, and chances are he would look a lot like Representative Mike Pence, the Indiana Republican who in just three terms has turned 100 House allies into a vanguard and himself into one of his party’s rising stars..... Arriving in Washington, he was dismayed at conservatives’ support for government expansion. In 2001,...
  • Exploding the Charter School Myth

    08/27/2006 10:29:48 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 31 replies · 1,251+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 27, 2006 | NY Times
    <p>A federal study showing that fourth graders in charter schools score worse in reading and math than their public school counterparts should cause some soul-searching in Congress.</p> <p>Too many lawmakers seem to believe that the only thing wrong with American education is the public school system, and that converting lagging schools to charter schools would cause them to magically improve.</p>
  • Turks Knock on Europe’s Door With Evidence That Islam and Capitalism Can Coexist

    08/27/2006 7:54:59 AM PDT · by jdm · 33 replies · 635+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8-27-06 | DAN BILEFSKY
    KAYSERI, Turkey — As the muezzin heralded the noon prayers on a recent Friday, a small army of workers fanned out from an industrial park to take their places on mats in a nearby mosque. Fifteen minutes later, the prayers were over and the teachings of the Koran gave way to the demands of the factory floor. “In European countries, workers take a 15-minute smoking break; here we take a 15-minute prayer break,” said Ahmet Herdem, the mayor of Hacilar, a town of 20,000 people in central Anatolia, a deeply religious and socially conservative region which has produced some of...
  • Republicans in Blue States Rethink Iraq

    08/26/2006 8:16:19 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 35 replies · 1,439+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 26, 2006 | Johanna Neuman
    WASHINGTON — Since U.S. forces attacked in 2003, Rep. Christopher Shays, a moderate Republican from Connecticut's liberal 4th District, has been a stalwart defender of the Iraq war. "I've been carrying the bucket when it comes to the war," Shays said in September. But facing an antiwar Democratic opponent in a tough midterm election race, Shays is starting to express reservations. In a telephone interview Friday after he returned from his 14th trip to Iraq, Shays said that he believed the U.S. should consider setting a timetable for the withdrawal of its troops, and that he planned to hold congressional...
  • On Education, Times Reasons Like Soviet Central Planners

    08/27/2006 3:41:13 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies · 463+ views
    New York Times/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein August 27, 2006 - 06:29 "Comrade. Potato production 70% below target for 4th year in row in five-year plan!" "True, Kommissar. But we have solution. Will implement training and preparation program for workers!" "Budem - let's drink!" The ostensible purpose of this morning's New York Times editorial was to exult at the results of a study finding that 4th-grade charter school students performed worse than their public school counterparts, even when controlling for socio-economic background. Like a tiger on the smallest of mouses, the Times pounced on this one result to proclaim that it was "Exploding the...