Archive | March, 2015

Clinton Email Controversy Takes a Toll in Poll

In no state is Clinton considered honest and trustworthy Clinton still leads all potential Republican candidates overall Clinton still considered “strong leader” A new Quinnipiac poll indicates Hillary Clinton might not be quite as inevitable as a possible presidential candidate as she once was: her margins are down when matched against possible 2016 Republican candidates in […]

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19 More Cases of Whooping Cough in Vaccinated Kids

New reports of 19 more cases of kids with whooping cough–all had been vaccinated. It’s time to stop falling for the propaganda and examine what’s really wrong–as well as what’s right–with some vaccines. It isn’t logical to talk about vaccines as if they are monolithic: all good or all bad. Some are more effective than […]

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Who’s pulling the media’s puppet strings?

There are widespread efforts to create what I call a false reality to engulf you when you’re exposed to most any forms of media. The idea is to give the impression there’s widespread support for or against an agenda–when there may not really be. Those behind the efforts to sway your opinion, sometimes using bullying tactics, […]

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Breaking Down the Walls: The Fight for Open Government

The title of my presentation at the current University of Florida Freedom of Information (FOI) conference was “The Rightful Owners of Public Information.” That’s the theme in a nutshell. It’s clear from listening to panelists such as AP’s head of Washington investigations Ted Bridis and journalist Terry Anderson that FOI has become little more than […]

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Questions to ask about Hillary Clinton’s emails

As investigations continue into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server for public business, and her deletion of thousands of email records, here is some of the information that should be sought. To Clinton: 1. Detail the processes you followed to ensure your Benghazi-related emails were lawfully provided as a result […]

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How the Media Covers 3 Republicans Who Could Appeal to Hispanics

[Above: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas] Some media reported that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) frightens children. Is that the true story? What did they leave out? A report on Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) sounded as if it was uncovering a scandalous political relationship and a “House of Horrors.” Was it, really? Is the reporting on former […]

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Hillary Clinton’s Top Five Clashes Over Secrecy

ProPublica’s Jeff Gerth gives us another list outlining Hillary Clinton’s “clashes over secrecy.” Gerth: “Here are five examples covering the last two decades. Some are drawn from a 2007 book I did, with Don Van Natta Jr., entitled “Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton…. 1) 1992: The Commodity Trades During Bill […]

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Breaking Down Walls: The Fight for Open Government

The following is a reprint of a “University of Florida News” article Investigative journalist and author Sharyl Attkisson will speak on “The Rightful Owners of Public Information” on Thursday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in Weimer Hall’s Gannett Auditorium on the University of Florida campus. Attkisson’s speech will kickoff “Breaking Down Walls: The Fight for […]

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Lisa Myers: TV journalism deteriorating

Lisa Myers sounds like me. She is also a former network news investigative journalist. She left her longtime job at NBC about the time I left my longtime job at CBS. To me, it is interesting that some of our experiences and thoughts are so similar. I expressed many of mine in Stonewalled. From an […]

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Terrorism-related stories

Here are some of my terrorism-related articles linked in one place: How Arab Spring Opened The Door To Terrorism’s Ugly March Suing to Stop Terror Funding Arab Bank Accused of Helping Reward Suicide Bombers Suicide Bomber’s Paycheck: $5,300 US Terrorism Victims Win Landmark Lawsuit Against Bank Thousands of Qaddafi-era Missiles Missing in Libya Share      

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