August 06, 2006


Reutergate


In case you are as oblivious to the news as I have been for the last week, I just discovered that a photographer for Reuters has been playing with photoshop.

Beth at MVRWC and LindaSog at Something ... and Half of Something both have good background info on this new scam by Reuters.

Reuters has now admitted it is a photoshopped picture, and has an advisory statement admitting it was photoshopped and to remove the image.

Personally, I was struck by their advisory statement:

PICTURE KILL FOR LBN20 TRANSMITTED AT APPROXIMATELY 1408GMT ON AUGUST 5, 2006. PHOTO EDITING SOFTWARE WAS IMPROPERLY USED ON THIS IMAGE. A CORRECTED VERSION WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY. PLEASE REMOVE THE IMAGE FROM YOUR SYSTEMS. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. REUTERS LBN20 Smoke billows from burning buildings destroyed during an overnight Israeli air raid on Beirut's suburbs August 5, 2006. Many buildings were flattened during the attack. REUTERS/Adnan Hajj (LEBANON) REUTERS NEWS PICTURES
First of all it says: PHOTO EDITING SOFTWARE WAS IMPROPERLY USED ON THIS IMAGE Does that mean that Reuters believes there is a proper way to edit news pictures with photo editing software? Secondly, it says - PLEASE REMOVE IMAGE FROM YOUR SYSTEMS I suppose that is to remove all evidence of their faking pics! And lastly, I can't wait to see the 'corrected picture' Wanna bet there will still be photoshopping in it? Only this time - properly used!

Posted by Beth at 07:38 AM

June 24, 2006


New York Times


Cassandra has a great post about the NYT and its wish to tell the enemy everything. Please, go read it!

Posted by Beth at 08:17 PM

May 22, 2006


Priorities are screwed up


Okay. Iraq manages, beyond most expectations, to put together a government that is very representative of the Iraqi population.

So what does the MSM talk about? (and I mean all of the media)

Natalie Holloway and Kentucky Derby winner, Barbaro.

A missing, probably dead girl and a horse with a broken leg.

Now. Tell me. What the fuck is wrong with the people running the media that a year old story about a missing, pretty blonde and a newer story about a broken horse is more important than Iraq starting to govern themselves with a reasonable bunch of people.

It just makes me shake my head in the utter disappointment and dismay at the state of the intellect of the media.

Honestly.

Posted by Beth at 07:33 PM

February 18, 2006


At Last


Hurray for the Rocky Mountain News! They published, correctly, cartoons aimed at a bunch of different faiths, including Muslims, Baptists, Catholics and Jews.


At last, an honest member of the MSM!

Posted by Beth at 05:30 PM

February 05, 2006


American Papers and Editorial Cartoons


Here are just 3 of the many, many cartoons printed in many, many newspapers throughout the USA that comment on the Catholic Church.

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The cartoons can be faulted for making gross generalizations about all Catholics and all Priests, etc.

However, all these cartoonists know that Catholics are not going to call for their beheading, or their death.

So the claim that much of the MSM has that it will not print cartoons which might offend a Muslem somewhere really tells me that the MSM is scared shitless of the Islamic fundamentalists who think they will go to heaven and get a bunch of virgins if they murder a cartoonist.

This whole thing is about fear, not about being sensitive to religion.

My source for these cartoons is here.

Posted by Beth at 11:21 AM

February 03, 2006


CNN - Chicken News Network


CNN refused to print the 'offending' cartoons that Muslims are all upset about.

I went to their "Contact Page" and left them this message:

I think you should show the cartoons that were printed in a Danish Newspaper.

You still have a photo of the Virgin Mary in Elephant Dung in your archives - obviously, as far as you are concerned, it's okay to insult Catholics, but not Muslims.

Of course, Catholics are not likely to run around calling for your editor's heads, either.

Here is the archived page on CNN with the picture of the Virgin Mary:http://www.cnn.com/books/news/9909/28/saatchi.book/index.html

So basically, the CNN editors are chickenshit and hypocrites.

Posted by Beth at 01:40 PM

June 20, 2005


I don't care what the Washington Post says


I still love Starbucks Cafe Mocha with caramel drizzle. I will continue to search out a Starbucks in all the cities I go to so I can have my fancy coffee.

WAPO reveals that law students spend money at Starbucks. (Horrors!). Not only that, but complains that expensive coffee put on credit cards is costing future attorneys too much.

When I was in college, we spent much more money on stuff that was really not good for us - in the all-girl dorm I was in my freshman year, we would spend money on such things as chocolate chip cookie dough and beer and nasty Boones Farm Apple Wine. *Yuch*

Today's college students have better taste. Instead of starting the day off with a hangover (as we often did), they are starting the day with a Latte or Expresso or whatever. But still, someone has to critisize.

Anyway, David at Oxblog nicely fisks the Washington Post.

I must now search out Starbucks here in Lakeland, Florida!

Posted by Beth at 06:16 AM

May 17, 2005


Too Little, Too Late


So Newsweek admits it was wrong and retracts the story of a Koran being flushed down a toilet.

Can they bring back the lives of those killed because they jumped on a story that would hurt the Bush Administration, without any proof whatsoever? What's to stop the media from simply making stuff up to prove their agenda? And yes, I am now convinced that the news organizations in this country have an agenda. They believe they know what is best for the country, and their reporting shows that the media, by and large, is very pro-UN and thinks an all world government is the way to go.

Of course, if the UN ran the world, just how much news reporting would they allow - seeing as the UN is made up of a ton of third world countries run by dictators.

I have never been a fan of Newsweek or Time - once upon a time I liked US News and World Report, but they have their biases too.

Posted by Beth at 07:38 AM

September 21, 2004


RatherGate in a Big-City Newspaper


David over at The Glittering Eye has a gues blogger with a little bit different take on RatherGate - The Glittering Eye: How One Big-City Newspaper Covered Rathergate

It's good. Go read it. Obey me! After all, I will be obeyed!

Posted by Beth at 06:16 PM


Burkett is a sad, sad bit of a man


Captain's Quarters, as always, does a great job of reporting on the USA Today interview with Bill Burkett.

As I read this, though, all I could wonder is how sick is this man? Did he fake a seizure, or did he actually have one because his subconscious couldn't let him continue on with the lies?

I pity him, really - he is obviously at least mentally ill, and obviously copes rather poorly. Too bad such a pathetic creature has managed to nearly bollix up a sitting President's re-election campaign.

It looks to me like Bill Burkett is the only person responsible for these 'memos'.

Well, aside from CBS and the DNC.

Posted by Beth at 05:35 AM

September 20, 2004


Too Little, Too Late


The New York Times reports that "CBS News Concludes It Was Misled on National Guard Memos"

After days of expressing confidence about the documents used in a "60 Minutes'' report that raised new questions about President Bush's National Guard service, CBS News officials have grave doubts about the authenticity of the material, network officials said last night.

Grave doubts? They should have no doubt whatsoever that the documents are FAKE!

The officials, who asked not to be identified, said CBS News would most likely make an announcement as early as today that it had been deceived about the documents' origins. CBS News has already begun intensive reporting on where they came from, and people at the network said it was now possible that officials would open an internal inquiry into how it moved forward with the report. Officials say they are now beginning to believe the report was too flawed to have gone on the air.

If these guys got a computer and checked out INDC, Captain's Quarters, Little Green Footballs, RatherBiased and Allah Pundit once in a while, they would have known this the day after 60 Minutes II featured the fake documents.

Of course, after reading that Rather apparently offered his support to Bill Burkett, the person who apparently supplied the fogeries, I wonder if CBS News has any clue as to what goes on in their News Department.

Whatever direction CBS News goes on this mess, it is way too little and way too late. If CBS is so biased as to be blind to false 'news', they no longer deserve anyone's respect.

Posted by Beth at 06:30 AM

September 15, 2004


Naturally, CBS is full of BS


Excuse me, any of you who hate profanity, do not read this!

What a bunch of fuckin' bullshit!!!!
We learn from Captain's Quarters

... from CBS News division President Andrew Heyward: We established to our satisfaction that the memos were accurate or we would not have put them on television. There was a great deal of coroborating [sic] evidence from people in a position to know. Having said that, given all the questions about them, we believe we should redouble our efforts to answer those questions, so that's what we are doing.

The entire way home from work at a site that is about 50 miles away, I listened to the radio, waiting for CBS's explanation of the most definitely forged memos.

Go read Captain's Quarters - he is more sane than I am on this - and I agree completely with his message.

But what really gets me is that Bernie Goldberg warned us all about CBS in his book, Bias, and it seems that no one listened.

Never again, never again will I ever turn on any supposed 'news' program, 'news' magazine or 'news' anything else on CBS.

Jay Leno was right it is the C ........................ BS network!!!!

Posted by Beth at 06:13 PM