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A Call For Bloggers To Investigate The Possible “Gaza Racist Graffiti” Hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 9:11am 1/28/2009 at 9:11am

In the past few days, and particularly in the last day or two, photographs of “racist” graffiti allegedly left behind by Israeli soldiers in Gaza is surfacing. The photos (see right) I have seen mostly are attributed to an unidentified photographer for Agence France Presse and depict carefully drawn wording in...

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British Papers Cover For Hamas Again In Latest Ceasefire Breach

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 8:17am 1/27/2009 at 8:17am

Hamas set off a massive roadside bomb at the Gaza border, killing an Israeli soldier and wounding several on the Israeli side of the border. In return fire, one Palestinian was killed. So how do British papers report the story? Here are the headlines:

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The Left Lied The Country Into Accusing Bush Of Lying Us Into War!

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 9:09am 1/24/2009 at 9:09am

An air strike from a Predator drone killed 15-20 people in the tribal areas of Pakistan yesterday. According to most reports, the targets were al-Qaida operatives. Presumably, the CIA, NSA, and other government intelligence agencies had intelligence information as to the location of the operatives in a...

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NY Times Takes Out Subprime Mortgage

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 12:22pm 1/20/2009 at 12:22pm

On the morning of the inauguration, when attention was focused on the peaceful transition of power from George Bush to Barack Obama, the NY Times disclosed that it had taken out a loan from Mexican financier Carlos Slim on terms that would shame the worst subprime lender:

The New York Times Co.,...

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Will The Media, The UN and British Academics Help These Torture Victims?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 9:01am 1/20/2009 at 9:01am

The Associated Press already has announced that Hamas is “restoring order” to Gaza, just like Hamas did in July 2007, before the Israeli invasion. The UN is decrying the “alarming” humanitarian situation, just like it did in July 2008, before the Israeli invasion. And British academics are organizing a boycott of...

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The “Military Recruiting Goals” Media Lie

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 19, 2009 at 9:28am 1/19/2009 at 9:28am

The media is all aflutter today with reports — as headlined in the NY Times — that “all active-duty and reserve forces meeting or exceeding their recruitment goals for the first time since 2004, the year that violence in Iraq intensified drastically….”

This is the perfect mainstream media story because it perpetuates...

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Should Newspapers Become Charitable Organizations?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 1:35pm 1/18/2009 at 1:35pm

I recently received a renewal invoice for The Providence Journal, in the amount of $259 annually. The national and international coverage in the ProJo simply regurgitates wire service stories, but the local and state coverage is superb. ProJo investigative reporters have uncovered numerous government scandals, and as the only statewide newspaper,...

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Abid Katib – Palestinian Shoe Fauxtographer?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 10:32am 1/17/2009 at 10:32am

The image on the home page of The New York Times website is startling. A bombed out building in Gaza with a single brightly colored child’s shoe in the middle of the photo. The imagery is powerful, particularly the contrast between the blackened floor and the bright cheerful color of the...

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Abid Katib – The Shoe Fauxtographs?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 9:56am 1/17/2009 at 9:56am

Here are the photos referenced in the post above:









 
 
 

Dying NY Times Runs Dying CBS Ad on Front Page

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 5, 2009 at 2:18pm 1/5/2009 at 2:18pm

The New York Times has run an advertisement on its front page for the first time ever. What a precious moment, made all the more poignant by the fact that the ad was from CBS television.

So the dying NY Times breaks with tradition to run an ad by the dying...

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It’s Not Left v. Right, But Blogosphere v. Mainstream Media

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 9:19am 1/4/2009 at 9:19am

The rise of the blogosphere owes to two developments: (1) the technology of the internet which allows individuals to be heard by a potentially unlimited audience without filtering by traditional news organizations, and (2) the agenda-driven mainstream media, which has driven tens of millions of conservatives and liberals to the internet...

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At Least Caroline Kennedy Didn’t Lie, and People Didn’t Die

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 29, 2008 at 9:25pm 12/29/2008 at 9:25pm

The mainstream media loves Ted Kennedy despite the fact that Ted left a woman to die in a ditch and then lied about it.

But Caroline Kennedy, for some reason, doesn’t pass the test, even though she didn’t lie, and people didn’t die. Caroline’s liberal creds are impeccable, she’s a Kennedy, she’s...

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NY Times’ Clinton-Blagojevich Impeachment Double Standard

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 2:33pm 12/28/2008 at 2:33pm

What a difference a decade makes. In the fall of 1998, President Bill Clinton faced impeachment for obstruction of justice and perjury in giving false and misleading testimony under oath regarding his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Congressional impeachment proceedings, while focused on the issue of testimony under oath, were against the...

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The Media Permits Iran’s Christmas Eve Hangings To Pass Silently In The Night

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 9:27am 12/28/2008 at 9:27am

On Christmas Day, British television Channel 4 provided Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a platform to broadcast “an alternative Christmas message on British television to rival Queen Elizabeth II’s annual address.” In the message, Ahmadinejad said that “if Christ were on Earth today, undoubtedly he would hoist the banner of justice and...

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Is The Wall Street Journal Now Covering For Obama In The Blagojevich Scandal?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 10:06am 12/27/2008 at 10:06am

The Wall Street Journal has been an exception to the mainstream media rule of unquestioned support for Barack Obama, and to this day the WSJ’s editorial page is one of the few places where Obama’s proposed policies are questioned. But a news article in today’s WSJ, “Reform Law Might Have Aided...

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NY Times — The Orphan Who Killed Its Parents

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 3:26pm 12/24/2008 at 3:26pm

I recently placed “tags” on my prior posts, to make it easier for readers to find posts by topic. Among the tags were “NY Times” and “media bias.” As I began tagging the stories, however, I realized that every story I tagged “NY Times” also was being tagged “media bias.”

The history...

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NY Times: $73 Does Not Equal $73

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 8:51am 12/10/2008 at 8:51am

There is no better example of why the NY Times is crumbling than the article $73 an Hour: Add...

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