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Newsweek editor asks: ‘Why are we fighting a major war in Afghanistan?’

International editor questions war in country with ‘fewer than 100 al Qaeda fighters’ Since the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal as the commander of US forces in Afghanistan and CIA Director Leon Panetta’s admission a week ago that there may be no more than fifty to a hundred al-Qaeda members…

Paper: Drudge is falsely portraying our Obama story

The public editor of a newspaper in Michigan called out online news portal Drudge Report today, accusing the site of being “constantly on the lookout for making mountains out of molehills.” Wednesday afternoon the huge top headline on the news site read: “Students asked for ‘citizen status’ prior to Obama…

Editor’s note: Connecticut Attorney General incorrectly identified

Due to an editing mistake, a headline that appeared last night and early this morning incorrectly identified Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal as a Republican. He is a Democrat, and his correct party has been noted in a revised headline. The New York Times story linked refers to the fact…

Nation editor: GOP is ‘male, pale and stale’

Sarah Palin may be one of the most popular voices in the Republican Party, but the editor of The Nation thinks she is the exception to the rule. Speaking to CNN’s Carol Costello on Monday, Katrina Vanden Heuvel called the Republican Party “male, pale and stale.” Palin joined Republican Governor…

Fmr. NYT editor: Fox running ‘propaganda campaign’ against Obama

A former executive editor of the New York Times has charged the president of Fox News, Roger Ailes, with “using the network to conduct a propaganda campaign against the Obama administration — a campaign without precedent in our modern political history.” “Through clever use of the Fox News Channel and…

Editor suggests group Liz Cheney fronts is bogus

The editor of a prominent progressive magazine has suggested that Liz Cheney’s political pressure group may be a bogus front that gives news networks an excuse to put the younger Cheney on TV. The only reason that Liz Cheney makes it on the news talk show rounds is that “she’s…

Wall Street Journal editor added attack by Limbaugh to Kennedy obituary

It’s not just Fox News anymore. News Corporation, controlled by the Australian-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has placed a conservative editor in a key post within The Wall Street Journal, the business newspaper it bought in 2007. The editor, Gerard Baker, is credited with infecting the once staid and Pulitzer-prize…

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