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WHO Accused of Overstating Swine Flu Threat

Two reports released Friday are critical of the World Health Organization’s handling of the H1N1 flu pandemic—which was dubbed “exaggeration on stilts”—as well as the fact that some WHO scientists had previously been on the payroll of big drug companies.

Posted on Jun 4, 2010 READ MORE



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Former Chavez Amigo Jailed

A onetime comrade, and current critic, of Venezuelan jefe Hugo Chavez has been sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of abuse of power, misappropriation of funds and violation of the military code while an officer in the army.

Posted on May 9, 2010 READ MORE



Truth or Consequences

We got snookered. Motoko Rich of The New York Times reports in her article posted March 4 that the just-published “memoir” by Margaret B. Jones, called “Love and Consequences,” about Jones’ “life as a half-white, half-Native American girl growing up in South-Central Los Angeles as a foster child among gang-bangers, running drugs for the Bloods,” is a fabrication.

Posted on Mar 3, 2008 READ MORE


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Rumsfeld Goes Off the Deep End

The Secretary of Defense compared critics of the war in Iraq to Nazi appeasers, saying the critics have failed to heed the lessons of history. (story and video)
History, huh? Well, based on current policy, one imagines that Rumsfeld would have recommended invading China in response to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Posted on Aug 29, 2006 READ MORE


Joe Conason: War Critics Are Mainstream, Not Fringe

If more than half of the public supports withdrawal from Iraq, and nearly two-thirds disapproves of the president and his policy, isn’t that the “mainstream” position?

Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


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‘Da Vinci’ Secret Is Out: Most Critics Hate It

After all that hand-wringing by Christian leaders about the deleterious influence that the movie would have on the faithful, it turns out that the film is stillborn.

Posted on May 17, 2006 READ MORE


Halliburton Tried to Double Its Pleasure, Fun

Even while a Halliburton subsidiary was being criticized for running up bills on a 2003 no-bid contract, government officials were finding similar problems on a simultaneous project.

Posted on Mar 29, 2006 READ MORE


murtha
CBS via ThinkProgress

Murtha Ain’t Buying What the Pentagon’s Selling

Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), a decorated Marine and critic of the Iraq war, says Bush’s military leaders have no credibility when it comes to their pronouncements about progress in Iraq.

Posted on Mar 6, 2006 READ MORE


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