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Ex-Westboro Baptist Member Opens Up About the Church

‚ÄúThere was a point when we started praying for people to die,” Libby Phelps Alvarez, the granddaughter of the man who founded the church, told NBC’s “Today” in an interview that aired Wednesday. 

Posted on Feb 6, 2013 READ MORE



Screenshot via New York magazine

NBC’s ‘Today’ Chooses Kardashian Mom Over 9/11 Coverage

The NBC morning program is the subject of controversy after it skipped the moment of silence for the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to talk to Kris Jenner of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” about, among other things, her breast implants.

Posted on Sep 11, 2012 READ MORE



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Ryan Backpedals on GM Plant Closure Remark (Video)

The VP nominee claims he wasn’t blaming President Obama during his Republican National Convention speech for a GM plant closure that happened while George W. Bush was still president.

Posted on Sep 4, 2012 READ MORE



original: drudgereport.com

Did NBC Dump Ann Coulter?

NBC has been taking heat for scheduling a book-pushing session with Ann Coulter, but according to the author, her “Today” show appearances have been canceled. Drudge adds that “insiders” at the Peacock say the network has banned ol’ skin and bones for good, though that seems too good to be true.

Posted on Jan 5, 2009 READ MORE


McClellan on 'Today'

Scott McClellan’s Disillusionment

Scott McClellan appeared on the “Today” show Thursday to discuss his memoir, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception,” and the “two defining moments” that caused him to become “increasingly dismayed and disillusioned ... with the way things were going in Washington, D.C.”

Posted on May 29, 2008 READ MORE


Jim Cramer

‘Mad Money’ Host Tears Over Spitzer

Jim Cramer is best known as the host of CNBC’s “Mad Money” show, but he’s also a personal friend of Eliot Spitzer. Here, Cramer becomes emotional as he describes losing the “ammo” to take on Spitzer’s Wall Street critics.

Posted on Mar 12, 2008 READ MORE


Matt Lauer and President Bush

Lauer Challenges Bush on Torture, CIA Prisons

NBC host Matt Lauer confronts President Bush on a fundamental apparent inconsistency in his interrogation policy: If it’s legal, why are we doing it in secret CIA prisons abroad? Cornered, Bush doesn’t answer straight. Watch the fireworks.

Posted on Sep 11, 2006 READ MORE


USA Today Backs Off Phone Records Story

The newspaper originally reported that AT&T, BellSouth and Verizon have been providing phone call data to the NSA. But now USA Today says it can’t confirm that either BellSouth or Verizon provided the data. (AT&T definitely appears to have done so.)

Posted on Jun 30, 2006 READ MORE


Kabul Riot
AP / Fraidoon Pooyaa

USA Today: Afghanistan Resembling Iraq

In the wake of a massive anti-U.S. riot in the streets of Kabul, the paper’s editorial board writes that Afghanistan is starting to look like Iraq.

Posted on May 31, 2006 READ MORE


NSA Man
Powell

Poll: Majority Disapprove of NSA Database

The vast American populace can’t always be counted upon to show good sense, but in this case, at least, vox populi has gotten it right.

Posted on May 15, 2006 READ MORE


Leslie Cauley
Images: From "The Charlie Rose Show"

Truthdigger of the Week: Leslie Cauley

Truthdig salutes Leslie Cauley, the USA Today reporter who broke the blockbuster story about the NSA’s program to amass the records of every phone call made in America. Her scoop laid waste to President Bush’s assertion that his domestic spying targets only a handful of suspected terrorists living in the U.S. In the wake of her story, GOP Sen. Arlen Specter is calling for congressional hearings.

Posted on May 12, 2006 READ MORE


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