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"McClatchy/SacBee Misreport O'Keefe 'Pimp' Claim in Story About LACK of O'Keefe 'Pimp' Claim"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
Mark E. Smith
said on 4/2/2010 @ 1:13 pm PT...
Brad, the corporate media isn't paid to report the news, they're paid to promote predatory capitalism and to oppose democracy.
The entire mainstream media is owned by what, three to five big corporations? Small wonder they all publish the same lies.
O'Keefe not only won't be punished, he'll probably be named Press Secretary to the next corporate (Democratic or Republican) President. As such, he'll have the CIA, the FBI, and other agencies run operations similar to how he destroyed ACORN, on any groups that oppose war crimes, support health care, or won't just stay home, smoke dope, and shut up except when it is time to vote for somebody they can't hold accountable.
There's a difference between the Democrats and the Republicans. The Republicans are evil and the Democrats co-opt the left so that there can't be any effective opposition to evil, so that evil can't be brought to justice, and to so that evil can be expanded upon when people start to get sick of it.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 4/2/2010 @ 2:04 pm PT...
Well look at that big surprise. From the unedited videos that Brown watched the "unedited text and audio transcripts" do not match the tapes Brown was allowed to watch which repeatedly showed that ACORN was not helping in the California office.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 4/2/2010 @ 5:06 pm PT...
I'm glad the SacBee/McClatchy fixed this. I'd be dead by now holding my breath for the NYT. Remember, these are the same stooges that had Judith Miller. The people who had it right were:
Warren Strobel and Jonathan Landay
Knight Ridder’s Washington bureau didn’t take the White House propaganda campaign at face value either. In a September 6, 2002 story, “Lack of Hard Evidence of Iraqi Weapons Worries Top U.S. Officials,” the newspaper chain’s Warren Strobel and Jonathan Landay reported, “Senior U.S. officials with access to top-secret intelligence on Iraq say they have detected no alarming increase in the threat that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein poses to American security and Middle East stability.” Throughout the run-up to the war, the Knight Ridder reporters filed story after story raising questions about Bush administration claims, with headlines like “Some in Bush Administration Have Misgivings About Iraq Policy” (10/8/02) and “Infighting Among U.S. Intelligence Agencies Fuels Dispute Over Iraq” (10/27/02).
Knight Ridder’s skeptical reporting stood apart from the more credulous coverage regularly put forth by most other mainstream outlets. When the New York Times reported on the aluminum tubes story, “U.S. Says Hussein Intensified Quest for A-Bomb Parts” (9/8/02), it emphasized the White House view that the tubes were hard evidence of an Iraqi nuclear program, and downplayed dissenting views. Knight Ridder published a very different piece, “CIA Report Reveals Analysts’ Split Over Extent of Iraqi Nuclear Threat” (10/4/02), recording strong dissent by prominent experts and portraying the tubes’ purpose as anything but a settled issue. Indeed, in the end, the dissenters were right.
Strobel and Landay received accolades for their tough reporting from some journalism establishment outlets. “Almost alone among national news organizations, Knight Ridder had decided to take a hard look at the administration’s justifications for war,” wrote Michael Massing in the New York Review of Books (2/26/04). Writing in the American Journalism Review (8–9/04), Steve Ritea commended the Knight Ridder reporters:
For about a year and a half, the pair had filed compelling stories on the issue and, on many occasions, it seemed like they were banging the drum alone. It wasn’t until earlier this year, when it became increasingly apparent Hussein had not been stockpiling weapons of mass destruction, that other news outlets grew more critical of the administration.
But when it counted, Knight Ridder’s reporting too often went unnoticed—in part because more powerful media outlets were too timid or arrogant to attempt to build on Knight Ridder’s many scoops.
Knight Ridder was acquired by McClatchy.
Keep up your good work, Brad.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 4/2/2010 @ 7:19 pm PT...
Getting over my bummed out steeler thing
He's a fish and game cop now...
how'd you like to meet that pair of sunglasses?
Hey there Dan what'S UP WITH THIS KID?
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 4/2/2010 @ 7:28 pm PT...
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 4/2/2010 @ 8:10 pm PT...
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 4/2/2010 @ 8:13 pm PT...
Lambert as a fish and game cop is less scary than Lynn Swann as an elected Republican governor in PA. Or from my end of things here in the NW, Steve Largent, our golden boy, being a Republican Rep for OK for 8 years.
Do you think its all the blows to the head?
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 4/2/2010 @ 8:23 pm PT...
Okay, now I'm confused. He was seeking advice on how to conduct a prostitution ring, while not claiming to be a pimp? Huh?
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 4/3/2010 @ 1:08 am PT...
Hey Soul Rebel,
were dropping bombs
and its Easter Time Too...
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 4/3/2010 @ 1:15 am PT...
Excuse me, I meant to say
were dropping Drones
And Its Easter Time Too?
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 4/3/2010 @ 3:47 pm PT...
Petition fraud could give Meehan a bad name
It began last month with one forged signature.
Terry Bradley, the wife of an Upper Darby Democratic campaign strategist, said she didn't sign former U.S. Attorney Pat Meehan's nominating petition to run as the Republican candidate in Delaware County's 7th Congressional District.
And she's not the only one.
A deeper look at Meehan's petitions reveals what appears to be a pattern of potentially fraudulent activity that could result in criminal charges.
Last month, after Meehan's neighbors in Drexel Hill told him someone had forged their names on his petitions, he gave county District Attorney G. Michael Green a stack of questionable petitions purportedly circulated by Upper Darby GOP activist Paul Summers.
State Rep. Bryan Lentz, the likely Democratic nominee in the congressional race, is trying to get Meehan kicked off the ballot, claiming that thousands of Meehan's signatures are defective.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 4/4/2010 @ 1:17 pm PT...
TruthDig could have reported better on CA Atty Gen Gerry Brown's decision re ACORN, because they posted a story on the news release column (Right) without pointing out the lie in the wording. I did point out this site in a comment.