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Huffington Post investigative journalism arm funded by George Soros associate - 05/09/09

Earlier this year, the Huffington Post announced the creation of an "Investigative Fund" to do investigative journalism. The hilarity of the HuffPost doing real journalism is illustrated by the fact that almost six weeks later they haven't produced anything [1] and by their Z-list celebrities who had previously used a related tag [2]. And, while the announcements [3][4] mentioned the name of the...

America's Voice offers very lightweight hit piece on Jeff Sessions - 05/07/09

Sam Stein of the Huffington Post directs [1] our attention to a new hit piece from Frank Sharry's America's Voice that claims that Sen. Jeff Sessions has "just one degree of separation from anti-immigrant hate groups, white nationalism" [2]. As a hit piece, this is like a marshmallow wrapped in a Snuggie. For instance, they accuse him of playing the "terrorist card" in regards to the...

Low-wattage radio, TV hosts say dumb things about Mexicans and swine flu; leftwing attacks in order to support illegal activity - 04/30/09

Jason Linkins of the Huffington Post offers "Swine Flu A Mexican Immigrant Conspiracy: Conservative Media (VIDEO)" (huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/30/swine-flu-a-mexican-immig_n_193707.html), linking to a Media Matters for America video apparently containing instances of conservative radio and TV hosts discussing the issue of Mexicans - specifically illegal aliens from that country - bringing the...

HuffPost: Obama not living up to campaign promises; women, minorities hardest hit - 04/28/09

Apparently Lloyd Chapman has never heard the old joke about the New York Times publishing a headline called "Comet to hit Earth; women, minorities hardest hit." If he had, he wouldn't have offered "Obama's First 100 Days Disappoints Women, Minorities and Small Businesses" (huffingtonpost.com/lloyd-chapman/obamas-first-100-days-dis_b_192257.html). It's a double fail because he runs some sort of...

Tom Allison /MMFA downplays threat of Mexicans bringing swine flu across the border (+Olbermann, HuffPost) - 04/28/09

[UPDATES BELOW] Tom Allison of Media Matters for America offers "Paranoia pandemic: Conservative media baselessly blame swine flu outbreak on immigrants" (mediamatters.org/items/200904270037). He quotes various rightwing commentators but offers little analysis of his own, never attempting to refute any of their points. While I understand we're supposed to be shocked and mortified by their...

HuffPost, The Atlantic, LGF, Gawker, Sullivan, C&L, & more spread smear video (Glenn Beck, "burn the books") - 04/12/09

The attached video is a local meetup for Glenn Beck's "912 Project" and features someone who's probably genuine giving an anti-Communism and partly paranoid rant. However, near the five minute mark, a lady's voice is heard shouting out "burn the books". She's then challenged by a male attendee who asks her whether she's serious; she replies that yes she is. It's pretty clear that the book burning...

Did Barack Obama get his Social Security Number in Connecticut? (042-68-????) - 03/18/09

... residency," crowed Jason Linkins in the Huffington Post as though he had said something meaningful. Linkins suggested two possible explanations, both preposterous...

Jeffrey Feldman /Huffington Post invites your mockery (Glenn Beck, FEMA camps) - 03/15/09

Over at Huffington Post, someone named Jeffrey Feldman offers the hilarious 'Glenn Beck Recycles "X-Files" Plot to Spread Fear of Obama' (huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-feldman/glenn-beck-recycles-x-fil_b_175068.html). Let's not all laugh at once but ration it out over time: FOX News personality, Glenn Beck, has been using his airtime to broadcast a right-wing conspiracy theory about the Obama...

What Larisa Alexandrovna doesn't want you to see - 02/17/09

... RawStory and "At-Largely" (also a Huffington Post contributor) doesn't want her readers to see how she's misleading them. Read on to see why you can't trust her reporting.

Patt Morrison's greatest journalistic accomplishment: getting a thrift shop to change their name (Sarah Palin) - 02/14/09

During the campaign, Sarah Palin said that her favorite place to shop was a thrift store in Anchorage called ''Out of the Closet". I happen to know that there's also a chain of gay-benefiting shops in Los Angeles by the same name. If I had initiated the process whereby that chain considered filing a trademark infringement case against the Alaska store and that store had then changed their name to...

Kirsten Gillibrand: "family reunification is a core value of America" - 02/14/09

Mark Green and the Huffington Post conducted an interview with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and as one might imagine, they simply asked puffballs and failed to follow-up (huffingtonpost.com/mark-green/7-days-kirsten-gillibrand_b_166955.html). That includes the part where she said that "family reunification is a core value of America". In fact, such chain migration has only been a core part of our...

Bill Ayers goes from terrorist to Huffington Post blogger - 01/02/09

... Ayers is now blogging over at the Huffington Post: link The subject is not, "How to make a nail-bomb designed to kill" but the more prosaic "Obama and Education Reform": Of course I would have loved to have seen Linda Darling-Hammond become Secretary of Education in an Obama administration... [what she supposedly stands for offers] a neat contrast with the four failed urban school...

The Star Spanglish Banner and Barack the Magic Negro tear up the RNC chart - 12/29/08

... including Nicholas Graham of the Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/29/msnbc-anchor-i-wouldnt-fi_n_154107.html) and Ben Armbruster of ThinkProgress (thinkprogress.org/2008/12/29/tamron-hall-magic-negro).

Marin Cogan/TNR's massive Fairness Doctrine strawman - 11/20/08

... yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2008/11/the_fairness_scare.php UPDATE: Jason Linkins of the Huffington Post links to the Cogen article and misleads in the same way she does: huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/20/the-fake-firestorm-of-the_n_145334.html

New smear: Palin didn't know Africa was a continent or the three countries in NAFTA - 11/05/08

... helping spread the smear? ~~ * The Huffington Post (of course) has it at huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/05/palin-didnt-know-africa-i_n_141653.html, and that has over 2200 Diggs (of course) * Andrew Sullivan has completely bought it without any reservations whatsoever: andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/11/the-odd-truths.html Can you trust anyone who'd be so gullible? * Faiz Shakir of...

ADN: AP Palin story on pipeline bids was "remarkably skewed" (Justin Pritchard, Garance Burke) - 11/01/08

The Anchorage Daily News - a paper that's endorsed Obama - offers "Misfire at Palin" (link) about last week's Associated Press "investigation" from Justin Pritchard and Garance Burke about bids for a major Alaskan pipeline project [1]. This report from The Associated Press is a remarkably skewed account with little new information to support the charge it implies. Presumably, readers are...

Dana Milbank/WaPo's dangerous smear of Sarah Palin, supporters - 10/06/08

Unctuous liar Dana Milbank - last discussed here in May regarding him misleading for Barack Obama - is back with an even more disgusting smear. This one a) portrays Sarah Palin supporters as bloodthirsty yahoos, b) tries to give the impression that Palin doesn't renounce bloodthirsty yahoos, and c) most importantly, raises the specter of Barack Obama being assassinated by a Palin supporter....

Scott Shane/NYT's pro-BHO spin on Bill Ayers/Barack Obama collaboration - 10/04/08

... Slevin out. * Michael Shaw of the Huffington Post - who concentrates on a lightweight interpretation of images - basically reads from the card he's been handed: "all kinds of long hashed-over and discredited innuendos... resuscitating feeble allegations -- all then discounted..." (huffingtonpost.com/michael-shaw/reading-the-pictures-emny_b_131855.html) * Martina Stewart of CNN references the NYT...

Sarah Palin rape kit smear: chronology (Mary Pemberton/AP, DailyKos, Americablog, Eric Croft, Obama campaign) - 09/29/08

... up by Eric Schmeltzer at the Huffington Post [7]. 9/11/08: Mary Pemberton of the Associated Press moved the smear from bloggers to major newspapers, offering this: Former Democratic Rep. Eric Croft, who sponsored that bill, said he was disappointed that simply asking the Wasilla police department to stop didn't work. Croft said he doubts she was unaware of the practice. 9/12/08: Joe Sudbay of...

Blogwar undeclared against Naomi Wolf; psychiatrist called instead - 09/22/08

Back in October, I declared Blogwar against Naomi Wolf because she didn't approve a comment or two I left on the HuffPost. Now, I am rescinding that call, and instead am considering calling in a psychiatrist for her: Almost everyone I work with on projects related to this campaign for liberty has been experiencing computer harassment: emails are stripped, messages disappear. That's not all:...

Doesn't the left realize how embarrassing Max Blumenthal is? (Toby Keith, lynching) - 07/29/08

The latest example of Max Blumenthal's abject stupidity is called "Toby Keith's Pro-Lynching Publicity Tour Hits Colbert, CBS and More" (huffingtonpost.com/max-blumenthal/toby-keiths-pro-lynching_b_115526.html) and concerns the song "Beer For My Horses" which is apparently also a movie. Discussing all the ways it's wrong is left as an exercise (actually, don't bother), but: The terrifying...

Barack Obama misleads, smears Middle America - 04/11/08

Speaking in San Francisco at a fundraiser for the wealthy (and in Marin County no less; pictures of his tour here), Barack Obama smeared Pennsylvanians and others by saying: "You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and...

Sleazy Jason Linkins smears Sean Hannity (Max Blumenthal) - 03/23/08

... sleazy is Jason Linkins of the Huffington Post? Sleazy enough to post this smear of Sean Hannity, linking him to white supremacist radio host Hal Turner. The latter apparently used to call in to Hannity's radio program; he claims he and Hannity were friends until Hannity's Program Director told him no more call-ins. Yet, if you do a find for the comment from PhilBoyceWABC on the HuffPost link...

Possible Democratic Party immigration "reform" charade: "offer legalization" to become "require" - 02/29/08

A new "confidential" study called "Winning The Immigration Debate" has been released by two groups linked to the Democratic Party: the Center for American Progress (linked to Hillary Clinton and indirectly linked to the Mexican government) and the Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (member groups also have indirect links to the Mexican government) [1]. I haven't seen the study, but...

Didn't Naomi Wolf like my Huffington Post comment? (Florida taser incident) - 09/18/07

Naomi Wolf - who you may remember from the Al "Alpha Male" Gore episode - offers "A Shocking Moment for Society: Tasering at University of Florida" [1]. I left a comment which appears to have been disapproved, thus once again proving false the HuffPost claim that they don't disapprove comments simply because they disagree with the poster [2]. Shortly after posting it, someone using the nyu.edu...

Newest, lowest new low from Huffington Post? - 10/31/05

Baby Blumenthal - son of Submarine Sid and nee "Max" - goes after Alito here. Well, not directly. The Alito he goes after is Judge Alito's son, currently a student at Colgate University. He points out this bit from Phil Alito's biography: ..I was born 9 months and 2 weeks later by a midwife/wolf named Janie Jean, who would prove very influential during my formative years. Shortly after, I became...

Arianna Huffington and Baby Blumenthal - 10/01/05

Did you think the low-point of Huffington Post came when Randall Robinson uttered these memorable words? It is reported that black hurricane victims in New Orleans have begun eating corpses to survive. Well, you're only part right. While it's extremely difficult to find an actual low point of the sexy Greek goddess' site, a contender must be Max Blumenthal - the son of Sid Blumenthal - called by...

Huffington Post is scared - 09/15/05

It used to be that the Huffington Post approved almost every comment I left on the blog side of things. Then, after they started their Katrina coverage, there were very few comments on the blog side, and what there were were complimentary. While some brave souls appeared to let most or all comments through, most of the HuffPo's pseudo-pundits appeared to be massively deleting comments. I say that...