November 18, 2012

AP ‘s Krisher Marks 2-Year Anniversary of GM’s IPO by ‘Forgetting’ It Pays No U.S. Income Tax

GovernmentMotorsSmallIn a Friday report at the Associated Press on Friday with a celebratory headline (“2 YEARS AFTER IPO, GM IS PILING UP CASH”), Auto Writer Tom Krisher described bailed-out General Motors as “thriving,” but didn’t identify one of the important reasons for that characterization.

In paragraphs about the company’s profitability and cash stockpile, Krisher failed to note that the company still hasn’t paid any U.S. income taxes since emerging from bankruptcy, or why that’s the case (bolds are mine throughout this post):

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CNN Gets ‘Fooled’ by a Palestinian Child’s Death; Real Story Is Hamas Barbarity Against ‘Its Own’ People

Filed under: MSM Biz/Other Bias,MSM Biz/Other Ignorance — Tom @ 9:33 pm

A video at CNN with reporting by Sara Sidner from Gaza tells us “how a small child became a symbol of civilian casualties.” Some of her narrative: “A scene no parent should ever have to endure”; “Four year-old Mahmoud Sadallah lies dead in the arms of a neighbor, a child of Gaza, another victim of an airstrike”; “we saw no evidence here of military activity.” There’s even a scene where Ms. Sidner reports having to flee where she is currently reporting because “there are airstrikes” and “rockets.” Since Hamas doesn’t have an air force, we’re supposed to assume that Israel’s military is responsible for Mahmoud’s death.

Except, as Joel Pollak at Breitbart noted this morning, others have shown that Sidner wants us to believe isn’t the truth (bolds are mine throughout this post; links are in originals presented):

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Arianna Huffington Uses the Onion to Support Anti-Petraus, Anti-’the Generals’ Argument

In her “Sunday Roundup” post at the site which bears her last name, Arianna Huffington supported that notion that “This week, America finally began questioning the judgment of its generals,” but lamented that the scrutiny is over “sexual conduct rather than military conduct.”

Fine, that’s her opinion. But what’s really odd is that she apparently thought that referencing a headline found at the Onion would be seen by readers as meaningful support for her argument (HT to a NewsBusters tipster):

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Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (111812)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:02 am

Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow later. Other topics are also fair game.

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Positivity: Benedict XVI’s final book on Jesus coming out next week

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Colorado Springs:

Nov 16, 2012 / 12:10 am

Pope Benedict’s latest book on Christ, which focuses on his infancy, will be published in the United States Nov. 21.

Image Books, a division of Random House, will be publishing the work’s English translation in both the United States and Canada.

The book is titled “Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives,” and marks the third and final volume in Pope Benedict’s series on Christ. It will focus on Jesus’ infancy and early life.

Pope Benedict focuses on the hope which the child Jesus represented for characters as diverse as Mary, Joseph, the magi and Simeon.

The first volume in the series, “Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration,” was published as a hardcover in English in 2007 by Doubleday and in paperback in 2008 by Ignatius Press.

In the introduction of his first book the Pope explained that it was in “no way an exercise of the magisterium,” but rather an “expression of his personal search for the face of the Lord.” …

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