Archive 2005 December «
Yes, it’s New Year’s Eve. And since there’s no rest for the NYTimes, I’m not taking it easy tonight either. You see, NYTimes’ reporter James Risen has been a busy bee over the holidays. The co-author of the infamous Chicken Little opus exposing the NSA special collection program to monitor international communications between suspected al […]
Townhall’s Citizens of the Year: The Iraqi people Top 10 Conservative Movies Timeswatch’s Top 10 Lowlights of the NYTimes CWA’s 2005 Evangelical Heroines John Stephenson has a gigantic review of 2005 end-of-the-year blog posts. Check ‘em all out and send ‘em all some traffic! *** Previous: 12/29 The big story of 2005 12/22 End-of the-year […]
The great Patterico has posted his third annual year-end review of the flubs and follies of the Los Angeles Times. Patterico writes: This post summarizes an entire year’s worth of work documenting omissions, distortions, and misrepresentations by this newspaper. When someone truly takes the time to provide specific examples of liberal bias in the news […]
To the dismay of the MSM, the blogosphere didn’t go away in 2005. Here are some of the more memorable moments in the clash of the bloggers vs. MSM: 10. Commentator Bill Press’s condemnation of bloggers as people “with no credentials, no sources, no rules, no editors and no accountability.” Press’s idea of good journalism […]
In October, Atlanta Journal Constitution’s left-wing cartoonist Mike Luckovich used the names of the fallen in Iraq to create this anti-war image touted by moonbats: James Lileks, among many others, wrote a fabulous rejoinder to Luckovich. But Georgia teenager Danielle Ansley has topped it. Her cartoon response to Luckovich appears in today’s Atlanta Journal Constitution: […]
Q and O introduces you to CPT Christopher J. Bronzi, Silver Star recipient.
***scroll for updates…leaks leading to both NYTimes’ NSA story and WashPost secret CIA prison story are under investigation…*** It’s about time. Via Breitbart/AP: The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the leak of classified information about President Bush’s secret domestic spying program, Justice officials said Friday. The officials, who requested anonymity because of the […]
There’s a far Left brouhaha in Britain over Craig Murray, formerly the UK’s ambassador to Uzbekistan. He’s trying to sell a new book by whipping moonbat bloggers into a frenzy with claims of British-outsourced torture in Uzbekistan. Murray claims that the British Foreign Office is trying to block web publication of, and book references to, […]
Via Breitbart/AP: Maybe it was the time the taxi dumped him at the Iraq-Kuwait border, leaving him alone in the middle of the desert. Or when he drew a crowd at a Baghdad food stand after using an Arabic phrase book to order. Or the moment a Kuwaiti cab driver almost punched him in the […]
Reuters: The Washington couple at the heart of the CIA leak investigation had their cover blown by their small son as they tried to sneak away on vacation on Thursday. “My daddy’s famous, my mommy’s a secret spy,” declared the 5-year-old of his parents, former diplomat Joe Wilson and retired CIA operative Valerie Plame. The […]
Unspeakable evil: Nazir Ahmed appears calm and unrepentant as he recounts how he slit the throats of his three young daughters and their 25-year old stepsister to salvage his family’s “honor” — a crime that shocked Pakistan. The 40-year old laborer, speaking to The Associated Press in police detention as he was being shifted to […]
How many times have you heard civil liberties activists argue that national security profiling should be based on behavior, not race/ethnicity/nationality/national origin/religion? That’s the argument the ACLU makes again and again and again. But if your B.S. detector starts going off full-tilt, you are not alone. Truth is, the ACLU doesn’t want behavior-based profiling, either. […]
Austin Bay nominates “The Great Democratic Revolt.” *** See also: Best and worst political moments over at NRO. Hugh Hewitt and Glenn Reynolds discuss the year in blogging. All Things Beautiful asks: Who are the Ten Worst Americans?
I’m not much of a poll watcher, but the new Rasmussen numbers on Americans’ views of the National Security Agency’s counterterrorism programs are very notable: December 28, 2005–Sixty-four percent (64%) of Americans believe the National Security Agency (NSA) should be allowed to intercept telephone conversations between terrorism suspects in other countries and people living in […]
My latest column is up. Tim Sumner at 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America concurs. And the NYPost’s editorial, “The Gray Lady Toys with Treason,” hits the nail on the head: Does The New York Times consider it self a law unto itself — free to subversively undercut basic efforts by any government […]
Meet Susanne Ostroff, Germany’s latest apologist for Islamic terrorism: A former German hostage who spent 24 days in the hands of unknown captors in Iraq said her kidnappers were not criminals and had demanded humanitarian aid for Sunni Arab regions. Speaking to Doha-based satellite channel Al-Jazeera, Susanne Osthoff said her captors told her not to […]
You knew this was going to happen, didn’t you? CAIR FILES FOIA REQUEST ON RADIATION MONITORING OF MUSLIM SITES Request seeks list of Muslim homes, businesses, mosques targeted under secret program (WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/27/05) – A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today announced the filing of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) […]
BBC reporting: Israeli warplanes have bombed what the army says is a Palestinian militant base in Lebanon hours after rocket attacks on two Israeli border towns. They struck at a target south of the capital, Beirut, which was described as a base of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. There was no immediate […]
The execrable Fred Phelps and his “church” continue to disrupt the funerals of fallen soldiers across the country. Jim Hoft has the latest. The good news is that veteran bikers of all political stripes have united to form the Patriot Guard Riders. Their mission: We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an […]
Little Green Footballs has the top 20 nominees for the Annual Robert Fisk Award for Idiotarian of the Year. Tough competition this year includes: Cindy Sheehan Harry Reid Mary Mapes George Clooney Sean Penn Howard Dean Ward Churchill Dan Rather Chris Matthews Nancy Pelosi Noam Chomsky Kofi Annan Ramsey Clark Send LGF any other names […]
The WaPo reports: The White House spokesman will spin on a new stage next summer. With the administration moving ahead with plans to renovate the dirty and decaying press room off the West Wing of the White House, spokesman Scott McClellan — or his replacement, if he steps aside before then — intends to start […]
The holiday gas attacks on crowded home-supply stores in St. Petersburg, Russia, aren’t getting much MSM attention. But the blogosphere’s all over the story, with many observers questioning official government statements that have blamed “hooliganism” and discounted terrorism. Pajamas Media has a massive round-up of news and analysis. *** Related: Dafydd at Big Lizards delivers […]
Dateline Toronto: A high-ranking official within the Liberal Party of Canada resigned Monday after he made disparaging comments on his blog about NDP Leader Jack Layton and his wife, NDP candidate Olivia Chow. Mike Klander, executive vice-president of the federal Liberal party’s Ontario wing, stepped down after photographs of Chow, NDP candidate for the Toronto […]
Don’t say “Happy Kwanzaa” to La Shawn Barber. Or to Ambra Nykol, who is back blogging (yay!). Ambra also weighs in on The Ugg Theory.
So, President Bush is now begging newspaper editors to stop publishing classified information obtained via illegal leaks. Howard Kurtz reports: President Bush has been summoning newspaper editors lately in an effort to prevent publication of stories he considers damaging to national security. The efforts have failed, but the rare White House sessions with the executive […]
Green Room» Time for a team huddle: Lefty bloggers/journos head to the White House
Daily Caller» Gowdy: ‘Finally … The New York Times figured out how to spell Benghazi’ [VIDEO]
Gay Patriot» Tom Coburn: My Hero
Gay Patriot» Clint Eastwood Vindicated!
Gay Patriot» Let’s Help The Dogs of Oklahoma City!
Daily Caller» Bret Baier: Justice Department targeted James Rosen’s parents as well
Green Room» Howard Dean: “Benghazi is a laughable joke”
Green Room» Re: Team huddle (AKA wagon-circling)