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  • Disgraced CNN Journalist Who Accused U.S. Troops of Atrocities to Produce GOP Debate

    A former top CNN executive who accused U.S. troops in Iraq of attempting to murder reporters will produce a Republican debate to be hosted by Donald Trump. As Michelle Malkin noted, a press release touted the "prestigious" and "top notch" job Eason Jordan will do. The debate is being sponsored by the Ion network and the conservative Newsmax magazine. In November of 2004, Jordon said this about the American military: "Actions speak louder than words. The reality is that at least 10 journalists have been killed by the US military, and according to reports I believe to be true journalists...
  • Cain surges despite scandal (Cain 32% Romney 15%)

    11/02/2011 6:25:27 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 129 replies
    Poll Position ^ | 11/2/11 | Eason Jordan
    Our new national poll finds Herman Cain is the breakaway frontrunner for the 2012 Republican nomination despite the fresh disclosure that he faced sexual harassment in the 1990s. More Republicans and independents than ever say they want Herman Cain to win the Republican nomination. Our national scientific poll was conducted last night, two days after the Cain controversy erupted and one day after Cain emphatically denied ever committing sexual harassment. Among Republicans, Cain tops his next closest challenger, Mitt Romney, 33%-18%. They were followed by Newt Gingrich at 17% and Rick Perry at 12%. Independents favored Cain over Romney 30%-11%,...
  • "U.S. official set up private spy network in Pakistan: NYT

    03/15/2010 12:04:04 AM PDT · by Cindy · 38 replies · 715+ views ^ | Monday, 15 Mar, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON: A US official identified as Michael Furlong organised a network of private contractors in Afghanistan and Pakistan with the purpose of finding and killing suspected militants, The New York Times reported Monday. Citing unnamed military officials and businessmen in Afghanistan and the United States, the newspaper said Furlong, who works for the Defence Department, hired contractors from private security companies that employed former CIA and Special Forces members. These people gathered intelligence on the whereabouts of suspected militants and the location of insurgent camps, the report said. After that, the information was sent to military units and intelligence...
  • Contractors Tied to Effort to Track and Kill Militants

    03/14/2010 8:57:30 PM PDT · by Saije · 24 replies · 909+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/15/2010 | Dexter Filkins
    Under the cover of a benign government information-gathering program, a Defense Department official set up a network of private contractors in Afghanistan and Pakistan to help track and kill suspected militants, according to military officials and businessmen in Afghanistan and the United States. The official, Michael D. Furlong, hired contractors from private security companies that employed former C.I.A. and Special Forces operatives. The contractors, in turn, gathered intelligence on the whereabouts of suspected militants and the location of insurgent camps, and the information was then sent to military units and intelligence officials for possible lethal action in Afghanistan and Pakistan,...
  • Who Lost Fallujah?

    01/03/2008 6:29:07 AM PST · by jdm · 30 replies · 146+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 03, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    According to the Washington Times, the military reviewed the loss of Fallujah to Iraqi insurgents and al-Qaeda terrorists in 2004 to determine how the US lost control of the city. The Marine Corps should have beaten the terrorists in a straight up fight, but the Pentagon believes that the enemy had a lot of help from a surprising source -- surprising for everyone except those who watched it happen in real time: "The outcome of a purely military contest in Fallujah was always a foregone conclusion — coalition victory," read the assessment, prepared by analysts at the U.S. Army's National...
  • Michelle Malkin is going to Iraq with Eason CNN Jordan

    01/03/2007 9:15:18 AM PST · by dennisw · 12 replies · 1,569+ views ^ | Michelle Malkin
    My blogging has been lighter than usual the past few weeks due to family time, Fox News duties, holiday chaos, holiday illness--and, yes, planning for a trip to Iraq. As you know, ex-CNN newsman Eason Jordan extended an invitation to me three weeks ago to go to Iraq to investigate the Associated Press/"Jamil Hussein" story. He offered to pay for a trip. As you'll recall, I asked if he would offer to cover travel and security costs for Curt from Flopping Aces--who broke open the story of AP's dubious sources on Thanksgiving weekend and continues to lead the blogospheric search...
  • Al Jazeera enters the 'information war' - in English

    11/14/2006 5:12:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies · 1,507+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-14-06 | LARRY DERFNER
    Beginning Wednesday, November 15, the sometimes called "CNN of the Arab world," will be out to capture the rest of the world as Al Jazeera International debuts on TV screens globally - in English. The new satellite station will run 24/7, broadcasting 12 hours a day from Al Jazeera's home base in Doha, Qatar, with another four hours each from Washington DC, London and Kuala Lumpur. For star power it will have David Frost doing interviews, with Wednesday's "scoop" scheduled to be his talk with Tony Blair. In its decade on the air, Al Jazeera in Arabic has become the...
  • The Dishonest Reporter "Award" 2005

    12/28/2005 4:42:26 AM PST · by unionblue83 · 12 replies · 1,154+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 28 December 2005 |
    Big media was clearly on the defensive in 2005. Dan Rather left the CBS News anchor desk under a heavy cloud while other executives were fired in the wake of Memogate. The use of anonymous sources put journalists like Judith Miller and the NY Times in an uncomfortable spotlight. Newsweek's erroneous report that US Marines desecrated a Koran touched off a firestorm of deadly protests around the world. CNN news chief Eason Jordan was forced to resign over comments at an international forum. And an Al-Jazeera reporter was even convicted for his links to Al-Qaida. In each controversy, bloggers successfully...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Propaganda from Saddam Was Fine with Press

    12/03/2005 11:42:00 AM PST · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 1,147+ views ^ | 12/2/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I want to continue on the sound bite roll here, because this next is just choice. Talked about this yesterday. The media being all upset about the fact that the Pentagon reportedly buying space, buying stories, planting good news in the Iraqi media. "We can't have that, why, we can't have good news in the Iraqi media. Who gave them a right to do that? We can't go shaping and bending the news like that." The media's got an idea the news out of Iraq is going to be all bad. The Pentagon says, "Hey, we're going to...
  • CNN Celebrates 25 Years with Special Programming, Global Conference

    05/29/2005 6:48:32 AM PDT · by pissant · 20 replies · 568+ views
    I-newswire ^ | 5/24/05 | staff
    i-Newswire, 2005-05-24 - CNN/U.S. will air “Defining Moments: 25 Stories that Touched Our Lives” on Wednesday, June 1, an intimate recounting of the biggest television news events from the past quarter century as told by the newsmakers and journalists who lived through them. The two-part special airs from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and then from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Special anniversary editions of Larry King Live, which is celebrating its 20th year, airs from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. All times Eastern. On June 1, 1980, CNN signed on the air as the world’s first 24-hour news network....
  • The ghost of Eason Jordan lives on - (Linda Foley, Newspaper Guild claims GIs target journalists)

    05/22/2005 2:06:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 463+ views
    Note to the mainstream media: When one of your own finds itself in a deep ethics hole due to slinging accusations without truth, don’t grab the shovel and start digging one for yourself. Apparently, Newspaper Guild - Communications Workers of America President Linda Foley picked up the torch from former CNN news chief Eason Jordan to again accuse U.S. troops of deliberately targeting journalists in Iraq, but Jordan’s unsubstantiated claims created a firestorm resulting in his resignation. But unlike Jordan’s comments February at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the recording of Foley’s comments Friday in St. Louis is...
  • Conservatives Take Aim at Newspaper Guild President

    05/20/2005 3:37:15 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 12 replies · 950+ views
    The president of The Newspaper Guild has drawn intense flak from conservative news groups after it was disclosed that she had accused the U.S. military of targeting journalists in Iraq. In remarks made during a panel discussion at the National Conference for Media Reform in St. Louis on May 13, Linda Foley said that not only U.S. journalists were being targeted. "They target and kill journalists from other countries, particularly Arab countries, at news services like Al Jazeera, for example. They actually target them and blow up their studios, with impunity." The conservative website charged that Foley had accused...
  • It’s Time to Bring Back the Sedition Act: Newsweek Fabricates a Story about our Military.

    05/19/2005 8:47:26 AM PDT · by WJHII · 18 replies · 541+ views ^ | May 19, 2004 | N. Beaujon
    It’s Time to Bring Back the Sedition Act Ratheresque in Proportion, Newsweek Fabricates a Story about our Military. By N. Beaujon May 19, 2005 Last week Newsweek magazine printed a story alleging that soldiers at Guantamamo Bay routinely dropped their enemy captives' Holy Koran in the toilet during interrogations. The story, not surprisingly, set the Muslim world ablaze with rioting, violence and anti-American sentiment. Sixteen people died, one hundred were injured and “holy” Mullahs everywhere were calling for yet another jihad against the United States (a.k.a. - “The Great Satan”). What else is new? The story, as it turned out,...
  • CBS Cancels Wednesday '60 Minutes'

    05/18/2005 9:10:58 AM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 32 replies · 1,346+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 18, 2005 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK - CBS said Wednesday it is cancelling the Wednesday edition of "60 Minutes," insisting the decision was made because of poor ratings and not last fall's ill-fated story about President Bush's military service Dan Rather, the newsmagazine's lead correspondent, will contribute stories to the Sunday edition of "60 Minutes," said CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves. "This was a ratings call, not a content call," Moonves said Wednesday. The newsmagazine spinoff was where Rather reported last September that Bush skirted some duty while in the Texas Air National Guard and a commander felt pressure to sugarcoat an evaluation of him....
  • Castro leads huge protest outside U.S. mission

    05/17/2005 11:12:15 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 43 replies · 699+ views
    cnn ^ | 4-17-05
    HAVANA, Cuba (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of Cubans answered Fidel Castro's call to file past the American mission early Tuesday in a "March against Terrorism," demanding that the United States arrest a Cuban militant in the deadly bombing of an airliner. Dressed in his traditional olive green military uniform and cap, the 78-year-old Castro showed up in the crowd outside the U.S. Interests Section minutes before the march was to start. "Down with terrorism!" Castro shouted in brief comments before he stepped off to lead the march. "Down with Nazi doctrines and methods! Down with the lies!" Marchers began...
  • Second Amendment Foundation calls for Main Stream Media "Waiting Periods"

    05/17/2005 10:54:43 AM PDT · by Captal de Buch · 13 replies · 719+ views
    Second Amendment Foundation ^ | May 16, 2005 | Second Amendment Foundation
    SAF CALLS FOR ‘WAITING PERIODS’ ON PRESS FOLLOWING FATAL NEWSWEEK DEBACLE For Immediate Release: 5/16/2005 BELLEVUE, WA – More than 115 dead or injured, and now a lame “apology” from Newsweek; maybe it is time for the press to accept waiting periods before exercising its First Amendment rights in the same way the press has backed waiting periods on law-abiding Americans before exercising their Second Amendment rights. That’s the observation from the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) now that Newsweek has acknowledged its report about the desecration of the Koran by soldiers at Guantanamo Bay was bogus. “I wonder if Newsweek,...
  • AIM Report: U.N. Covers Up Payments to Journalists

    05/05/2005 8:14:37 AM PDT · by JesseJane · 9 replies · 898+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 11, 2005 | unknown
    In the past, U.N. agencies have also sponsored "traveling seminars" for journalists so they write positive stories about U.N. projects. When conservative commentator Armstrong Williams was exposed for taking money from the Bush administration, his credibility was cast into doubt and news organizations expressed regrets for having had him on the air to comment on public policy issues. Williams was tainted by a conflict of interest that should have been revealed to the viewing audience. He was said to be a channel for Bush administration propaganda.
  • GANNONGATE (Vanity Fair To Debunk Leftist's Favorite "Scandal")

    05/03/2005 12:51:47 PM PDT · by MisterRepublican · 17 replies · 865+ views
    The Corner at National Review ^ | May 3, 2005 | Byron York
    In its upcoming issue, Vanity Fair has done an investigation into the current cause of the kooky left, the case of disgraced White House reporter Jeff Gannon/James Guckert. And reporters David Margolick and Richard Gooding have uncovered...nothing. No White House wrongdoing. No secret plotting or illicit Gannon affairs with White House staffers. No Karl-Rove-master-plan-to-undermine-democracy hijinks. Nothing. "As time passed, Gannon came to seem, to at least some of the [left-wing] bloggers, as more like a freelance zealot than the linchpin of some much larger conspiracy," Margolick and Gooding write. "They now admit that for them Gannon emerged as less a...
  • Italian Journalist: U.S. Lied (CBS 60 Minutes to air interview with Communist Giuliana Sgrena)

    04/13/2005 5:46:08 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 28 replies · 1,218+ views
    CBS 60 Minutes ^ | 4/13/05 | Scott Pelley
    Journalist and former hostage Giuliana Sgrena says that the American military is lying about the shooting at a security checkpoint in Iraq that wounded her and killed an Italian intelligence officer. Days before the Pentagon is expected to release the results of its investigation into what happened at the checkpoint, Sgrena tells Correspondent Scott Pelley that shortly after her release by insurgents, American soldiers in Baghdad opened fire on her car without any warning. Pelley's interview with Sgrena will be broadcast on 60 Minutes Wednesday, April 13, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Italian intelligence officer Nicola Calipari negotiated Sgrena's release from...
  • Questions Concerning the Satellite Images of Sgrena Car

    05/01/2005 8:26:53 AM PDT · by traderrob6 · 10 replies · 527+ views
    OpiniPundit ^ | 5/1/05 | traderrob
    Original story: I have an unconfirmed story that CBS is reporting an American satellite recorded video that shows the car carrying Giulliana travelling at over 60 mph! If this proves to be true her entire story falls apart. Update: It's confirmed, Pentagon sources maintain that the distance the car travelled (91 meters)and the time it took (3 sec.) means the vehicle WAS travelling at a speed greater than 60mph. So, as we suspected Giuliana Sgrena is a communist agenda driven hyper pacifist lying POS. Update II: It appears from the animation video that the approaching Sgrena car WAS warned with...