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New York Times: The Political Suspicions of 9/11

[What's this doing in the New York Times business section? And where are the usual derogatory jabs against "conspiracy theorists"?]

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/02/business/media/02fx.html?ref=business

The Political Suspicions of 9/11
By BRIAN STELTER
Published: February 1, 2009

A coming episode of the acclaimed FX drama “Rescue Me” will tackle what may sound like a far-fetched plot line: that the attacks of Sept. 11 were an “inside job.” The actor who espouses the theories on camera, it turns out, also subscribes to them in real life.

Claims that Al Qaeda terrorists were not solely responsible for the attacks have a lively following on the Internet, including on YouTube, but the second episode of “Rescue Me’s” fifth season, starting in April, may represent the first fictional presentation of 9/11 conspiracy theories by a mainstream media company (FX is operated by the News Corporation).

“They’re not discussed a lot in the press,” Daniel Sunjata, the actor who plays Franco Rivera on “Rescue Me,” told reporters at a television press tour last month. He predicted that the episode would be “socio-politically provocative.”

Judith Miller Gets Fox News Slot, Holds No Grudges About 'NYT' Exit Judith Miller

By Joe Strupp

Published: October 21, 2008 11:00 AM Et
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003875622

NEW YORK Three years after her difficult departure from The New York Times, Judith Miller says she still misses some of the people she worked with and the "excitement of the newsroom." She also says the Times remains "indispensable."

But in today's difficult economic atmosphere, she is glad to be out of the newspaper game at a time when cutbacks and shorter stories are the norm. "The Times has been so gloomy, they have gotten rid of the Metro section," Miller said Monday in a cell phone interview. "It is a very challenging time for our business. Look at the disappearance of The [New York] Sun - it was a very useful addition, whatever you thought of their politics."

Miller, who left the paper in 2005 after 28 years, spoke as word spread of her latest new job, as a commentator for Fox News. Miller said she will be on air and on the Web site part-time discussing First Amendment and free speech issues, as well as foreign policy and national security.

NY TIMES: Seeking Details, Lawmakers Cite Anthrax Doubts

WASHINGTON — A month after the F.B.I. declared that an Army scientist was the anthrax killer, leading members of Congress are demanding more information about the seven-year investigation, saying they do not think the bureau has proved its case.

In a letter sent Friday to Robert S. Mueller III, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Democratic leaders of the House Judiciary Committee said that “important and lingering questions remain that are crucial for you to address, especially since there will never be a trial to examine the facts of the case.”

The scientist, Bruce E. Ivins, committed suicide in July, and Mr. Mueller is likely to face demands for additional answers about the anthrax case when he appears before the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on Sept. 16 and 17.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/washington/07anthrax.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

New York Times reviews The Reflecting Pool

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/11/movies/11refl.html

Trade Secrets

By NATHAN LEE
Published: July 11, 2008

The problem with “The Reflecting Pool,” an investigative drama that mucks around with 9/11 conspiracy theories, is not that its ideas are silly. Strictly from an imaginative point of view, there is something unnerving about the weirdly elegant way the towers fell. And not just the north and south buildings but also the adjacent 7 World Trade Center, a smaller edifice, suffering much less damage, that collapsed in an identical manner but received far less coverage from — what’s the phrase I’m looking for? — oh yes: a complicit, propaganda-foisting media/industrial complex in the pocket of the Bush administration and the Jews and the oil industry!

Er, to continue. The problem, which dwarfs whatever you might feel about the topic, is in the drama, or utter lack thereof. Written and directed by Jarek Kupsc, the movie has the tone, rhythm and structure of a set of numbered, handwritten notes derived from 9/11 conspiracy Web sites, photocopied at Kinko’s and distributed at an anarchist bookshop.

New York Times lists "Truther" as a popular Buzzword for 2007

Scrolling down to "T" on the NYT's 2007 list of popular Buzzwords reveals that they decided to included "Truther" in it:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/23/weekinreview/23buzzwords.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

I don't know if this can be seen as a compliment though considering some of the other words listed like:

"vegansexual n.

A person who eats no meat, uses no animal-derived goods and prefers not to have sex with non-vegans."

The list seems to have been complied by a guy called Grant Barrett who is apparently a "co-host of the public radio show “A Way With Words” and a lexicographer."

Foley again labeled as Democrat

FOLEY'S FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF TESTIFIED HE TOLD HASTERT'S OFFICE ABOUT EMAILS IN 2002 OR 2003...

From abcnews.com and rawstory.com

A top staffer to former Rep. Mark Foley (D-FL) !!!!

testified yesterday that he alerted House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL)'s chief of staff to Foley's inappropriate contact with Congressional pages as early as 2002. Kirk Fordham, who once served as Foley's chief of staff, spent nearly five hours in closed-door testimony before the House Ethics Committee as the investigation into Foley's conduct and the GOP's handling of the situation continued.

Out of the Huffington Daily Post e-mail.

The article links to the NYT.

http://www.nytimes.com/glogin?URI=http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Congress-Pages.html&OQ=_rQ3D1Q26hpQ26exQ3D11607120...

So after FOX and AP just a few days ago another misreport?

Ya must be kidding to see this as coincidence.

51% in Poll See No Link Between Iraq and Terror Fight

www.nytimes.com By CARL HULSE and MARJORIE CONNELLY Published: August 22, 2006

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 — Americans increasingly see the war in Iraq as distinct from the fight against terrorism, and nearly half believe President Bush has focused too much on Iraq to the exclusion of other threats, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

The finding that 51 percent of those surveyed see no link between the war in Iraq and the broader antiterror effort was a jump of 10 percentage points since June. It came despite the regular insistence of Mr. Bush and Congressional Republicans that the two are intertwined and should be seen as complementary elements of an overall strategy to prevent domestic terror attacks.

Should the trend hold, the increased skepticism could present a political obstacle for Mr. Bush and his allies on Capitol Hill, who are making their record on terrorism a central element of the midterm election campaign. The Republicans hope the public’s desire for forceful action against terrorists will offset unease with the Iraq war and blunt the political appeal of Democratic calls to establish a timeline to withdraw American troops.

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