Taxpayers to Recover a Mere $24 Million From Solyndra; Networks Ignore

August 6th, 2012 12:21 PM
The three networks have, thus far, ignored the revelation that American taxpayers will only recover a mere $24 million of the $527 million lost on Solyndra, a new report by the Dow Jones newswire revealed last week. The evening newscasts and morning shows have skipped the announcement. The Washington Examiner explained on Thursday, "In a little-noticed move, Solyndra LLC officially released…

Pentagon Rescinds Franklin Graham’s Invitation, Al Sharpton is Welco

April 23rd, 2010 10:21 AM
The Pentagon rescinded the invitation of evangelist Franklin Graham to speak at its May 6 National Day of Prayer event because of complaints about his previous comments about Islam. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation expressed its concern over Graham's involvement with the event in an April 19 letter sent to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. MRFF's complaint about Graham, the son of…

NY Times Still Calling 'Haditha' a Crime, Despite Acquittals of Marine

March 15th, 2010 11:49 AM
Seven of the eight Marines charged in the alleged "massacre" of 24 civilians in the Iraqi town of Haditha in 2005 have been acquitted or had their charges dismissed. Yet the cover of the New York Times's Sunday Book Review is splattered with the charge that Marines at Haditha committed a "crime."Of all the crimes that sullied the record of the United States military in Iraq -- the torture of…

Bloomberg News Calls Jack Murtha 'Supporter of Troops', Doesn't Mentio

February 9th, 2010 6:41 PM
Bloomberg News managed to pen a full obituary of the late Congressman Jack Murtha today, calling him a "Supporter of Troops" in the headline, without once mentioning his incendiary--and unfounded--claims that a group of Marines had murdered 24 Iraqis in cold blood (h/t Washington Examiner's Mark Hemingway).Murtha, himself a former Marine, said in 2005 after two dozen Iraqis were killed in the…

NY Times Plays Up John Murtha's Anti-War Turn in Obit, Omits Smear of

February 9th, 2010 1:46 PM
John Murtha, who represented the 12th district of Pennsylvania for 35 years, died Monday. David Stout's obituary in Tuesday's edition of the New York Times, "Representative John P. Murtha Dies at 77; Ex-Marine Was Iraq War Critic," focused on Murtha's influential anti-war turn and "history of hawkishness," but omitted Murtha's smear of the military -- his preemptory claim that Marines in the town…

Politico Glosses Over Murtha's Haditha Smear

February 9th, 2010 10:14 AM
David Rogers glossed over the late Rep. Jack Murtha's (D-Pa.) Haditha Marines smear in an obituary published yesterday and updated this morning at Politico:Rather than lie low, Murtha further made himself a target with public comments in the spring of 2006 pressuring the Marine command to investigate allegations of civilian casualties at Haditha, Iraq. This infuriated many Marines, and critics…

UPDATED: Post Acknowledges Oversight, Adds Graf | WaPo Publishes Obit

February 8th, 2010 4:29 PM
Updated: Washington Post adds mention about Murtha's Haditha comments, thanks me for me pointing out omission (see bottom of post). Rep. Jack Murtha (D-Pa.) passed away earlier today, and the Washington Post has already published a 26-paragraph obituary. Post staffers Martin Weil and Carol Leonnig don't gloss over some of Murtha's political controversies, such as his penchant as a pork barrel…

What KDKA and CNN Kept Out of Their Murtha 'Surge Has Worked' Coverage

July 7th, 2008 7:27 AM
This post builds on Noel Sheppard's NewsBusters entry earlier this morning. Noel covered portions of Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha's Thursday interview with Pittsburgh TV Station KDKA used by CNN's "Situation Room" on Friday (transcript here [Murtha segment is about halfway through]; video here). CNN carried KDKA footage showing that Murtha has grudgingly acknowledged the obvious: That…

MRC's Bozell On Media Ignoring Good News in Iraq

June 26th, 2008 9:45 AM
MRC President Brent Bozell appeared on the June 24 "Hannity & Colmes" to comment on a trend in Iraq reporting that conservatives have known for a while and the New York Times is only now catching on to: the media love to report negative developments from Iraq, while downplaying or ignoring positive developments such as the succeess of the surge or the exonerations of the Haditha "massacre"…

Cheney Derangement Syndrome Strikes the Chicago Sun Times

March 8th, 2008 6:04 PM
You seriously have to question why the mainstream media feels compelled to hire activists to pose as reporters in their precious newspapers. I contemplated taking the higher road in this article and setting emotion aside. But I feel compelled to call it like it is. Why should I or anyone else sit idly by while feckless reporters such as Abdon M. Pallash of the Chicago Sun Times use the power of…

Times Watch Presents the Top Ten Lowlights of The New York Times in

December 27th, 2007 7:39 AM

NYT Called Haditha a 'Massacre' -- But Murder Case Against Marines Col

October 9th, 2007 1:35 PM

The Disinformation Campaign Against the Haditha Marines Continues

September 23rd, 2007 1:03 PM

CNN Perpetuates the Myths of Haditha

September 1st, 2007 2:33 PM