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Washington Post sportswriter suspended for Twitter hoax

A Twitter experiment that went awry has landed a sportswriter for The Washington Post with a one-month suspension. Mike Wise, a respected Post columnist, was suspended by the newspaper on Tuesday, a day after he posted a fake report on his Twitter account. “Roethlisberger will get five games, I’m told,”…

Editor: Deal in works to sell The Washington Times

Executive editor says deal under way to sell financially troubled Washington Times The executive editor of The Washington Times says the owner of the financially-troubled newspaper has reached a preliminary agreement to sell the paper to a company affiliated with the Unification Church. Sam Dealey said late Tuesday that the…

Husband of powerful intel. committee congresswoman buys Newsweek

Update: Harman has purchased Newsweek, according to Paid Content’s David Kaplan. The magazine was sold for $1 and an agreement to transfer its financial liabilities, which Kaplan noted to be an estimated $70 million. The husband of Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), one of the most powerful Democrats on the House…

US sends helicopters, boats, bridges to flood-hit Pakistan

WASHINGTON — The United States is rushing helicopters, boats, bridges, water units and other supplies to flood-hit Pakistan as part of an initial 10-million-dollar aid pledge, the government said Sunday. “The Pakistani people are friends and partners, and the United States is standing with them as the tragic human toll…

Congressman slams Kathy Griffin for calling senator’s daughters ‘prostitutes’

Editor’s note: Because we’re not shady — eg, we don’t believe that news organizations should ever delete things that they publish because they could then, in the future, be accused of “covering things up,” we don’t delete articles once they’ve been published, but if we could, we would. We’ve taken…

Online pranksters vote to send Justin Bieber to North Korea

WASHINGTON (AFP) – An online contest to decide where Canadian pop star Justin Bieber should go on tour next has been hijacked by a Web prank group that has been encouraging voters to send him to North Korea. With just a few hours left to vote, North Korea was the…

Exclusive: Washington Post fails to disclose blogger’s ties to White House

UPDATE: Washington Post responds, promises it will require full disclosure from all “Leadership” contributors Kris Coratti, Communications Director of The Washington Post, issued this statement in response to Raw Story’s report. Our original story follows. “On Leadership panelists are not employees of The Post, nor are they paid by The…

Washington Times doctors photo of Obama nominee to put her in turban

The Washington Times doesn’t earn rave reviews from anyone on the left. But their latest decision to put Obama Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan in a turban beside an editorial claiming she was a big Islam supporter has taken even the Times most vehement critics off guard. The photograph isn’t…

Olbermann: ‘Cartoon-like’ Tea Partier’s win really a loss for GOP

Supporters of Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) are reportedly thrilled about the prospect of him running against former state legislator Sharron Angle, since they see her as a weak Tea Party candidate with a history of extremist views that will make it easy to focus the campaign on her record. The…

ProPublica wins Pulitzer but Post, Times dominate

ProPublica, a non-profit news startup, won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday while The Washington Post and The New York Times walked away with the lion’s share of the prestigious US journalism awards. The Washington Post won a total of four Pulitzers while The New York Times was awarded three. Shari…

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