CBS News/60 Minutes Have apologized
for their interview
of 10/27/13 in which Benghazi security Supervisor Dylan Davies said he was inside the Benghazi Consulate the night of the attacks. 2 Senior Government officials have confirmed
the existence of a report in which Davies tells the FBI he was never there. Benghazi critics who were crowing
about the interview earlier in the week are now strangely silent.
Even before it was enacted, the United States House and Senate voted unanimously to repeal
a provision within the STOCK Act
, a bill aimed at curbing insider trading among senior government officials. The repealed provision required that financial disclosure forms were accessible online
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"It looked like any neighborhood tavern in Chicago. The beer was cold, the bratwursts hot."
"The Mirage Tavern
was a drinking establishment at 731 N. Wells St. in Chicago purchased by the Chicago Sun-Times in 1977 to investigate widespread allegations of official corruption and shakedowns visited on small businesses by city officials. The journalists used hidden cameras to help ensure that city inspectors caught accepting payoffs for ignoring safety hazards were all properly documented."
Thirty-five years ago this week, the Sun-Times began a 25-part series, which documented its work with government watchdog organization Better Government Association
and venerated TV news program 60 Minutes
* to capture the shakedowns, shoddy inspections, and graft galore. And now Sun-Times digital editor Marcus Gilmer is reposting every story on the day it ran in 1977 here
along with additional reporting and details. [more inside]
After 33 years
, it has been announced Andy Rooney
will make his 1,097th - and final
- 60 Minutes commentary this Sunday.
Check out this 60 Mminutes segment
about people with superior autobiographical memory, who can remember virtually every day of their life. [more inside]
The ultimate GET OFF MY LAWN collection
. Time magazine of all places brings the LOLZ with the ultimate Andy Rooney Top 10. What's a Lady Gaga?
This evening 60 Minutes did a segment
on "walking away" from your underwater home... They featured a web site Youwalkaway.com
) which, this evening, is suffering from an overload of hits.
Are we going to see an uptick in folks who have said enough...
gives his first interview since losing the Tonight Show to Jay Leno.
"Con men used to travel town to town hawking medical remedies said to be made of Chinese snakes. Snake oil
was useless and dangerous. So the FDA was created to put a stop to it and other food and drug scams. But, today, quack medicine
has never been bigger. In the 21st century, snake oil has been replaced by bogus therapies using stem cells
. Stem cells may offer cures one day, but medical charlatans on the Internet are making outrageous claims that they can reverse the incurable, from autism to multiple sclerosis to every kind of cancer."*
Video Part 1
[13:15] || Part 2
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online poker scandal reaches the mainstream: 60 Minutes Report (1
) (text version
) and two consecutive
front page Washington Post articles (by Pulitzer winning investigative journalist Gil Gaul
) (plus lots
of web exclusive content
about the investigation
)! [more inside]
The Andy Rooney Game.
Here’s how you play: take out everything but the first sentence and the last sentence from Andy Rooney’s latest segment on 60 Minutes. Then you put that on youtube. That’s it! Check it out:
The Kanzius Machine: A Cancer Cure? 60 minutes
(12:38) investigates an amateurs garage technology that some are saying "in 20 years of research this is the most exciting thing that I’ve encountered" and one Nobel Prize winner said it "will change medicine forever." The nanotechnology-based cancer therapy without side effects is nearing trials.
60 Minutes interview with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Some have described Iran's president as just another middle eastern wacko along the lines of Saddam and Bin Laden. After viewing the 60 Minutes interview, what is your take on things?
This is what we know--or do not know--about NSA prgram called Echelon, from 60 Minute show (TV) in 2000. If we assume this what had been going on and there were some sort of restraints for internal spying, then what is going on now? This evening I had heard on radio that the White House claimed that only calls going in and out of the country might be monitored. But this early interview suggests that such calls were monitored previous to the "new" approach. Why were legal restraints put in place calling for judicial hearings? Because of spying abuse done under Nixon. Those restraints are now removed.
Sheikh Khalid Yasin grew up as a Christian in the United States
but converted to Islam under the influence of Malcolm X. Last week he was interviewed
) by Australia's 60 Minutes
. Yasin's claims
—Muslims should not attend university because it's a "gateway for deviation", homosexuality is punishable by death
, and Muslims cannot truly befriend non-Muslims—have caused controversy among LGBT groups
& moderate Muslims, yet despite his naysayers, Yasin does not lack
for a following in Australia
, and is frequently honored
as a guest speaker
around the world. The LA Times has more
on US-born extremists.
Clinton and Dole on "60 Minutes"
While the 1996 Presidential Debates weren't seen as the pinnacle of political discourse at the time, they were congenial by today's talk-show standards. Will these 'elder statesmen' have time in a short TV segment to start genuine discussion of critical issues? Is there any other media outlet that already accomplishes this?
Did anyone catch 60 Minutes II
last night, and their piece on inventor Dean Kamin
? After watching this show I felt that the hype surrounding "IT" may not be unfounded. His company's inventions are truly revolutionary. Plus, the guy has some really cool homes that make Bill Gates' mansion look boring.