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Yemen’s Saleh says dialogue needed to end crisis

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh called for “peaceful dialogue,” saying that is the way to end the country’s long-running political crisis, in an editorial published on Monday. “We have never ceased to emphasise the necessity of a peaceful dialogue to find a solution to all these problems,” Saleh wrote in…

LA Times slams ‘unacceptable level of bias’ at Fox News

The second largest newspaper in the US devoted text on Friday to admonishing the partisan Fox News network for bias in its hard news programs. After a series of leaked memos revealed that one Fox News boss tried to “slant” the news, The Los Angeles Times suggested that the conservative…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange invokes Rupert Murdoch in editorial defending leaks

Julian Assange, the founder of the website WikiLeaks, released an editorial in an Australian newspaper just as he was arrested in Britain, in which he passionately defends his release of secret US embassy cables. In a curious twist, Assange invoked media titan Rupert Murdoch in his defense. His editorial was…

Mexican paper begs drug cartels: Tell us what we can publish

In a sign of just how extreme the Mexican drug war has gotten, a newspaper in crime-ridden Ciudad Juarez has published an editorial asking the drug cartels to tell them what they should and shouldn’t publish. The newspaper’s seeming capitulation to organized criminals — whose bloody battle among themselves and…

Congressman calls Obama-Hitler comparison ‘brilliant’

A Texas Republican congresswoman told colleagues on that House floor Wednesday that a columnist who accused Obama of planting the seeds for a Nazi state is a “brilliant man.” The little noticed quip was picked up by the liberal blog ThinkProgress late Wednesday. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) quoted conservative columnist…

GOP lawmaker accused of plagiarizing Washington Times’ anti-climate change rant

A Republican state representative in Oregon who declared last week that “the hypothesis of catastrophic man-made global warming is dead” has been accused of lifting that assertion — and the rest of his speech on the House floor — from a Washington Times editorial. Rep. Matt Wingard, who has a…

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