Splitting newsrooms and hairs
Jay Rosen / PressThink:
John Harris and Jim Brady Get Into It About "White House Briefing." Dan Froomkin Replies. — PressThink interviews two key players in a dispute at the Washington Post over Dan Froomkin's Web column, White House Briefing. National politics editor John Harris, and washingtonpost.com's …
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
washingtonpost.com > Live Discussions — washingtonpost.com's Daily Politics Discussion — Don't want to miss out on the latest buzz in politics? Start each day at wonk central: The Post Politics Hour. Join in each weekday morning at 11 a.m. as a member of The Washington Post's team …
Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
Update: 'Wash Post' Editor and Others Want Froomkin Column Renamed—But Online Chief Says No — NEW YORK After two days of controversy, several newsroom staffers at The Washington Post, including Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr., said today they do not object to online columnist Dan Froomkin's …
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo: Froomkin in the balance? — Post political editor John Harris responds …
Booman Tribune / Booman Tribune ~ Boo!: "I Spy" on Other Blogs — Finally! The Pentagon Is Keeping Us Safe from Quakers!
Vaughn Ververs / News Blog: Fuming Over Froomkin? — It's hard to remember the last time …
Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
Bush Takes Questions — President Bush briefly emerged from his protective bubble yesterday, took a few thorny questions from an unscreened audience and a network anchor, and was more forthcoming than he has been in months. Plus, there's more to come: Two more network interviews this week.
Jane Hamsher / firedoglake:
Fire in the Cat House — Holy s**t some people just don't know when to shut up. I mentioned yesterday that the Washington press corps has no idea of the smoldering public rage that threatens to engulf them, but I had no idea that it was about ready to immolate WaPo's National politics editor John Harris so quickly.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Splitting newsrooms and hairs
Dexter Filkins / New York Times:
Police Seize Forged Ballots Headed to Iraq From Iran — BAGHDAD, Iraq, Dec. 13 - Less than two days before nationwide elections, the Iraqi border police seized a tanker on Tuesday that had just crossed from Iran filled with thousands of forged ballots, an official at the Interior Ministry said.
Reliapundit / THE ASTUTE BLOGGER: HUGE NYTIMES SCOOP: IRAN CAUGHT SMUGGLING FORGED BALLOTS INTO IRAQ!
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Sunni Bastion Now Turning to Ballot Box — TIKRIT, Iraq, Dec. 13 - Along the main boulevard here in Saddam Hussein's hometown, hundreds of campaign posters have flowered where insurgents once tossed homemade bombs at American troops. — The guerrilla war found fertile ground in Tikrit …
Is the Pentagon spying on Americans? — Secret database obtained by NBC News tracks 'suspicious' domestic groups … By By Lisa Myers, Douglas Pasternak, Rich Gardella and the NBC Investigative Unit — WASHINGTON - — Lisa Myers — A year ago, at a Quaker Meeting House in Lake Worth …
Friendly Fire / Today in Iraq: War News for Wednesday, December 14, 2005 Not too...
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
New Army Rules May Snarl Talks With McCain on Detainee Issue — WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 - The Army has approved a new, classified set of interrogation methods that may complicate negotiations over legislation proposed by Senator John McCain to bar cruel and inhumane treatment of detainees in American custody …
Kris / Dummocrats:
Amazing Race: The Family Edition Finale — No one's gonna beat the Linz family! The Cincinnati family won the family edition of the Amazing Race tonight. And I, for one, thank God. Thank you God for abandoning the Weaver family in their hour of need. And thank you, Amazing Race producers …
Discussion: The World Wide Rant
Craig S. Smith / New York Times:
As a Face Transplant Heals, Flurries of Questions Arise — PARIS, Dec. 13 - It was a startling feat of medicine, the world's first partial face transplant. — But in the weeks since the groundbreaking surgery last month, the operation has taken a back seat to a very public argument …
Fitzgerald was long suspicious Rove had hidden evidence; Not swayed by last minute testimony, lawyers say — A few weeks after he took over the investigation into the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson in early 2004, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald had already become suspicious …
Justin Gardner / The Moderate Voice: More On Rove's Fate — Raw Story reports that Fitzgerald …
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Hollywood's Crude Cliches — I don't know if anyone does time capsules anymore, but if they do I suggest that a DVD of the George Clooney movie "Syriana" be included. I'm not sure it tells you much about today's America — not as much as an iPod, for instance, or a clip from "Entertainment Tonight" …
Ross Douthat / The American Scene: Arguments I Meant To Make: I was going to write something about Syriana …
Something has gone terribly... / Hullabaloo: Deep Throat — Something has gone terribly wrong at the Washington Post.
Tim Scheiderer / mrc.org:
No End to Media's Defeatism on Iraq War — According to an ABC News/Time magazine survey of 1,700 Iraqi citizens, released in advance of historic parliamentary elections on Thursday, "surprising levels of optimism prevail in Iraq," according to ABC's polling director, Gary Langer.
Jihadis, Elections and Ramadi — More splits in the insurgency as Election Day nears; and more of the Ramadi Problem — RAMADI, IRAQ: As Election Day quickly approaches in Iraq, the various jihadi factions and the non-jihadist insurgents are taking their varied positions on how to deal with the voting process.
Karen W. Arenson / New York Times:
Saudi Prince Gives Millions to Harvard and Georgetown — Harvard University and Georgetown University each announced yesterday that they had received $20 million donations from Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, a Saudi businessman and member of the Saudi royal family, to finance Islamic studies.
Mediacrity / Israel news and commentary from IsraPundit: TODAY'S 'GOOD NEWS': UNIVERSITIES GETS SAUDI MILLIONS
Anne Lieberman / Boker tov, Boulder!: Dhimmi-witted — I knew an opportunity to use my new favorite word …
Vanessa Gera / Associated Press:
Europeans Outraged at Schwarzenegger — VIENNA, Austria - The execution of convicted killer Stanley Tookie Williams sparked outrage Tuesday throughout Europe, which has a deep aversion to capital punishment sustained by the painful memory of state-organized murder during the Nazi era.
Alexandra Natapoff / Slate:
Bait and Snitch — The high cost of snitching for law enforcement. — From Baltimore to Boston to New York; in Pittsburgh, Denver, and Milwaukee, kids are sporting the ominous fashion statement, prompting local fear, outrage, and fierce arguments over crime.
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