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Jun 10, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

PajamasMedia: I am afraid I no longer believe . . . …That we have an inquisitive American media as we once knew it. There has emerged something as bad as state-sanctioned coercion—which we could at least identify, and thus struggle against. Now comes a more insidious, brave new self-imposed censorship of the Orwellian mode. It is not just ...

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Jun 10, 2009 9 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Jun 10, 2009 18 Comments ›› Erik Wong

WBAL Ron Smith via Free Republic Here is the column that was submitted by Ron Smith, a weekly Baltimore Sun columnist, to the newspaper. However, The Sun decided not to run the piece today for various reasons. Decide for yourself whether the decision makers at The Sun made the right decision. Because of all the reports I've ...

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Jun 9, 2009 13 Comments ›› Erik Wong

CNSNews.com Princeton, New Jersey – CBS News Anchor Katie Couric told Princeton's graduating seniors last week that they should avoid "nastiness" and then mocked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Miss California Carrie Prejean, while praising Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama and Judge Sonia Sotomayor. The latter two are Princeton graduates. Couric ...

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Jun 8, 2009 19 Comments ›› Erik Wong

NewsBusters: Newsweek editor Evan Thomas appeared on Sunday's edition of Inside Washington and lauded President Obama as a "brave," "great teacher" who "stands above everybody." These comments were only slightly less hyperbolic than a gushing assertion on Friday's Hardball. On that program, the journalist cooed, "I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above ...

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Jun 7, 2009 56 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Audacity Of Hypocrisy H/T Tammy Bruce M. Antionette glowering at the beautifully self-composed Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. U.S first lady Michelle Obama and France’s First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy attend a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy at Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery, June 6, 2009.

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Jun 7, 2009 3 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Posted by E Pluribus Unum Redstate Imagine playing basketball where the referees always give you every break. You get every call, you never get called for traveling, carrying, or fouling anybody else, even if you pile-drive them into the ground. You drive the lane, elbow people out of the way, and they get called for a foul. ...

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Jun 5, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cExclusive - Where and When Is Stephen Going to the Persian Gulf - Iraq Announcementcolbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorKeyboard Cat

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Jun 4, 2009 3 Comments ›› Erik Wong

SEOUL, South Korea - Two American journalists headed to trial Thursday before North Korea's highest court on charges they crossed into the country illegally and engaged in "hostile acts"—allegations that could draw a 10-year sentence in a labor camp. Laura Ling and Euna Lee, reporters for former Vice President Al Gore's California-based Current TV, were arrested ...

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Jun 3, 2009 Comments Off Erik Wong

The New York Observer: In the two weeks since Newsweek has redesigned, the magazine’s editors have sent out a statement that they intend to sever any and all connection to the turgid, dusty newsweekly of yore. And Jon Meacham, the magazine’s editor, is trying to recapture that age-old magazine editor’s trick for his newly conceived ...

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Jun 1, 2009 51 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Here our investigation yielded its first surprise: the Chicago connection. Sotomayor’s “ex-husband” is a Chicago attorney....Sotomayor’s “boy toys” could be evidence of inability to function in a normal male-female environment or, once again, “beards” designed to conceal her deeply-closeted sexuality. Chicago muckraker Andy Martin bares the “Chicago connection” to Second Circuit Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor and ...

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Jun 1, 2009 17 Comments ›› Erik Wong

This is an obvious attempt to discredit, mock, and ridicule the Former First Lady. Half of this article playfully jokes about Nancy "talking" to her husband's ghost, in an obvious smear campaign to discredit her sanity. There is absolutely no point and no reason to bring up, as it is irrelevant to the actual point ...

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Jun 1, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Above: A "Wise(ass) Latina" FOX News: Sonia Sotomayor's Senate confirmation begins Tuesday. Not her formal hearing, that will be held later in the summer. Rather, President Obama's selection to the Supreme Court will start the more informal but important private meetings with the senators who will ultimately vote on her confirmation. On Tuesday, Sotomayor is expected to visit ...

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Jun 1, 2009 12 Comments ›› Erik Wong

NewsBusters: NBC anchor Brian Williams has never been shy about how amazed he is by Barack Obama. But it is really "unbelievable" to be in the White House hallway while Obama walks by munching on M&Ms? In a brief Monday Washington Post article by Howard Kurtz promoting NBC’s latest Inside the White House special with ...

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Jun 1, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

By James Lewis American Thinker The London newsies of Fleet Street have no respect -- for very much at all, including the Queen, PM Gordon Brown or -- shock! -- not even for His Utterliness Barack Hussein Obama, He Who Must Not Be Laughed At. This lèse majesté will no doubt upset the ranks of the American ...

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May 27, 2009 12 Comments ›› Erik Wong

By Warner Todd Huston Publius Forum: On May 20, ABC’s Jake Tapper asked a few salient questions about coverage of an April 27 incident at the White House basketball court, a sort of event after the event that the White House press corps was barred from covering. Tapper wondered then why the president barred the press but ...

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May 25, 2009 15 Comments ›› Erik Wong

$40K in 1st 4 days for 'truth and transparency' billboard campaign http://www.worldnetdaily.com/ WASHINGTON – As WND's billboard campaign to raise visibility of the issues surrounding Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility yesterday continued to attract eager donors, the president had this to say: "I will never hide the truth because it is uncomfortable." "On all of these matters related to ...

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May 22, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Posted By: James Delingpole http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/ Watching Obama lose his screen on screen duel with Dick Cheney yesterday I was reminded of some lines from Paradise Lost. "Thus Belial with words clothed in reason's garb Counselled ignoble ease and peaceful sloth, not peace." But while the silver-tongued minor devil Belial would no doubt have approved the President's new surrender-monkey "realist" ...

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May 19, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

The Old Time and the New Newsweek http://www.commentarymagazine.com/ John Podhoretz Twenty-seven years ago, I began my professional career at Time Magazine as a reporter-researcher in the World section, which was devoted to international news. Generally speaking, the World section ran 12 pages in the magazine. Nation, devoted to news within our borders, ran about the same ...

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May 18, 2009 8 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Patterico If you loooove Obama, and he’s going back on all his promises, how do you spin it? Why, he’s flexible. He’s pragmatic! And indeed, that is just what the L.A. Times did yesterday, in an article titled Obama puts pragmatism over promises. The deck headline: “His willingness to consider new perspectives and change his position, even ...

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May 18, 2009 7 Comments ›› Erik Wong

By Matthew Vadum http://spectator.org/ Acknowledging what the blogosphere has known for weeks, the New York Times finally went on record to admit that just before last Election Day it killed a politically sensitive news story involving corruption allegations that might have made the Obama campaign look bad. But the admission on Sunday, which came seven ...

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May 17, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Damian Thompson This is how Time Magazine chooses to begin its coverage of Barack Obama's humiliating PR problem at Notre Dame. "At the rate things are going, Pope Benedict XVI may find his next trip to the U.S. dogged by airplanes overhead trailing banners with images of aborted fetuses." http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/ . . This grotesque purple flourish serves as the introduction ...

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May 15, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

After asking a series of questions on various topics including Guantanamo Bay, a journalist asks Robert Gibbs to comment on Nancy Pelosi's saying the CIA are liars. "I appreciate the invitation to get involved, but I'm not gonna RSVP," he said. Immediately after, the next reporter complains that the journalist before him hogged all of his questions! "He ...

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May 13, 2009 5 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Iranian sources: Obama to free four Iranian "diplomats" as swap for US journalist DEBKAfile According to DEBKAfile's intelligence sources from Iran, the release of US journalist Roxana Saberi Tuesday, May 12, was part of an exchange deal under which Washington agreed to free four senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards intelligence officers captured in Irbil, northern Iraq in January ...

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May 13, 2009 7 Comments ›› Erik Wong

http://www.mediabistro.com/ The White House press briefing this afternoon has been contentious, with some major give-and-take between CNN's Ed Henry, ABC's Jake Tapper and other correspondents as they pressed press secretary Robert Gibbs over the decision today by Pres. Obama not to release detainee abuse photos. All three cablers were taking it live when the tension was lifted ...

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