No Indictment In Furguson
Nov24

No Indictment In Furguson

Just breaking that the grand jury has voted not to indict I would hope we could all wait for the evidence to be released before reacting knee jerk but then I hope for a lot of things. Discuss...

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A Dark Alliance & A Lasting Shame: Remembering Investigative Reporter Gary Webb
Nov20

A Dark Alliance & A Lasting Shame: Remembering Investigative Reporter Gary Webb

] Kill the Messenger is currently playing at mostly empty theaters, which is a pity, because it’s an important movie about a real-life story: A reporter who becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to suicide after he exposes the CIA’s role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into Southern California. That reporter is Gary Webb, played on the big screen by Jeremy Renner of The...

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Fox News and the seal that killed Osma bin Laden
Nov12

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Fox News and the seal that killed Osma bin Laden

Fox News and the seal that killed Osma bin Laden by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: –Navy SEAL on Fox: Still claiming he shot Osama bin Laden? –How Fox News Got Interview With Navy SEAL Who Killed Osama Bin Laden –Shep Smith: ‘Embarrassing’ for CNN to Treat Our Navy SEAL Story as Breaking News –Here’s How Fox News Tried To Keep ‘The Man Who Shot Bin Laden’ A Secret Mike Peters is recognized...

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Cartoon: Foxie Poo
Oct31

Cartoon: Foxie Poo

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The Whole Story
Oct28

The Whole Story

WASHINGTON — It was the fall of 1979. The Washington Post, which I considered the greatest newspaper in the world, was considering me for a job covering the District of Columbia’s new mayor, an interesting character named Marion Barry. I knew that a couple of Post editors were going to take me to lunch. What I didn’t know was that the great Ben Bradlee was coming along. I ordered what turned out to be the driest...

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The media realize they’re the perps. Or are the perps really you and me?
Oct26

The media realize they’re the perps. Or are the perps really you and me?

There’s a report at The Hill exposing the media’s manipulation of events leading up to election day. The short-attention span generation has birthed the shiny-object election. The theme of the 2014 midterms — to whatever extent one is discernable — has been an explosion of one crisis after another, each of which demands an enormous amount of media attention before fading for the next one. From the Secret Service to ISIS,...

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Cartoon: Ebola Cable News
Oct20

Cartoon: Ebola Cable News

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American media should not aid Islamic State with its propaganda (Guest Voice)
Sep23

American media should not aid Islamic State with its propaganda (Guest Voice)

I have borne witness to an execution — not that I wanted to, but because the condemned man whom I had gotten to know over a 10-year period asked me to be there. Henry Martinez Porter of San Antonio, who was found guilty of killing a Fort Worth police officer, didn’t want any of his...

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Clueless Pundits Cluck About Domestic Violence
Sep13

Clueless Pundits Cluck About Domestic Violence

Clueless Pundits Cluck About Domestic Violence By Dick Polman If there’s any institution arguably more noxious than the National Football League, it has to be Fox News. Where else can you see clueless blowhards laugh it up about wife-beating? In case you’ve been living under a rock, that’s the video – released Monday by TMZ – where entitled pigskin jock Ray Rice cold-cocks his lady and drags her limp body...

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Secret terror: Fate of journalist Steven Sotloff now on world stage
Aug21

Secret terror: Fate of journalist Steven Sotloff now on world stage

MIAMI — A grisly recording of Islamic jihadists decapitating an American journalist that was posted on the Internet Tuesday revealed more than just the group’s pitiless, homicidal soul. It also uncorked one of the Middle East’s dirty little secrets: that a Florida man has been held hostage in Syria for a year by militants who...

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Our Selective Outrage
Aug18

Our Selective Outrage

WASHINGTON — The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown has rightly provoked widespread outrage, drawing international media attention and prompting a comment from President Obama. The same should be true — but tragically is not — of the killing of 3-year-old Knijah Amore Bibb. Brown was killed Saturday in Ferguson, Mo.; Knijah died the following day in Landover, Md. Both victims were African-American. Both had their...

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Putting up a shield: Guardian blocks Dershowitz ad on Hamas tactics
Aug16

Putting up a shield: Guardian blocks Dershowitz ad on Hamas tactics

Putting up a shield: Guardian blocks Dershowitz ad on Hamas tactics By Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org The British newspaper The Guardian rejected an advertorial piece penned by famed Har-vard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz, JNS.org has learned. In the ad, Dershowitz refutes statements by many media outlets that all of the Gaza Strip is densely populated, a claim that has been used to justify the use of human shields by Hamas in the...

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Off and on the record
Jul24

Off and on the record

Off and on the record By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers’ Group Columnist WASHINGTON — Let us now praise anonymous sources. The new White House press secretary got into a familiar old spat with the White House press corps the other day over the use of anonymous sources. Josh Earnest — has there ever been a more perfectly named White House spokesman? — was a bit off in his timing. He lit into The Washington...

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