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Ari Fleischer

Former Bush Press Secretary Said What About Nazis?

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer defended Guantanamo Bay on CNN Thursday night, arguing that the United States was justified in openin...

President Hugo Chavez and America's "Backyard"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Hugo Chavez defied this history of power relations in the hemisphere. And for that defiance elite voices will vilify him, but a far larger number of people will see him as a hero.

"The '80s Are Calling... "

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It was interesting that virtually the entire foreign policy discussion focused on the Middle East, as if nothing else around the world matters. Not a peep about the European financial meltdown, for example, and how they'd help fix the collapsing economies of Spain, Greece and Italy. So who "won?"

Michael Calderone

Why The Media Love Gaffes

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.01.2012 | Media

As Mitt Romney walked toward his motorcade Tuesday morning in Warsaw, Poland, Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker yelled a question in his directio...

ReThink Review: Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women
Jonathan Kim

This film urges us to look hard at what charities like Komen are really saying about breast cancer, those who have it and the companies trying to "pinkwash" themselves, insulating themselves from criticism.

Cable News Networks Give Pundits New Perk

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 06.09.2012 | Media

For professional political talkers, a cable-news contract used to be the ultimate. The residuals were limousine rides, paychecks, e-mails from names n...

I Hate What Limbaugh Said and Support His Right to Say It

Scott Blakeman | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

Rush Limbaugh's words were disgusting, vile, mean spirited, misogynistic, and inane. Yet I am opposed to the organized efforts of several organizations to urge advertisers to boycott Limbaugh's show, and to demand that his show be cancelled.

Laura Bassett

Komen Insider Says Anti-Abortion VP Drove Planned Parenthood Cut-Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation's leading anti-breast-cancer charity, has insisted that its since-reversed decision to pull fund...

GOP Candidate's Jab At Obama Draws Scrutiny

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ah, Christmas traditions: colored lights, mistletoe and criticisms of a president's vacation plans. Republican presidential candidate M...

Republicans Reveal Strategy Against Obama On Private Call

Yahoo! News | Rachel Rose Hartman | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

Republicans on a private Republican National Committee conference call with allies Tuesday warned that party surrogates should refrain from personal a...

Top 10 Best Moments From the GOP Debate

Katie Halper | Posted 12.19.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Michele Bachmann vows, "I will build a double-walled fence." It is unclear whether she moonlights in construction or will have her 23 children build the fence.

Bush's Former Spokesman Joins CNN

Posted 11.20.2011 | Media

Ari Fleischer, President George W. Bush's former press secretary, has joined CNN as a contributor, the network announced Tuesday. Fleischer was Bus...

Robert Gibbs Blew it With the Shirley Sherrod Saga

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Robert Gibbs failed when he allowed the media frame to shift quickly to the missteps of the administration rather than emphasizing the underhanded, contrived, and racist actions of Andrew Breitbart and his fellow travelers at Fox News.

Retire Ari Fleischer! The Hypocrisy, Double Standards & Dishonesty Behind Helen Thomas's Retirement

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Katie Halper

More people seemed more upset over Helen Thomas's gaffe than they were over the killing of nine people on board a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Anti-Israeli Hysteria and Helen Thomas

Jawal Nga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jawal Nga

Since when has Ari Fleisher's opinion on anything other than what President Bush caught fishing mattered to the global consensus?

More Outrage Over Helen Thomas Comment Than Murder of US Citizen

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ahmed Rehab

It irks me that for an expedient cadre out there, a "few seconds" of emotional speech are seemingly enough to cancel out a 67 year long career of honorable service.

Is Helen Thomas an Anti-Semite, or Are Her Critics?

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

The real questions are for those who accuse Helen Thomas of anti-Semitism. Do these individuals believe anti-Semitism can ever be eradicated? If they do, how can they support Israel as a permanently Jewish state?

From Serious to Silly

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sam Greenfield

Ari Fleischer said Helen Thomas should be fired because of her scurrilous comments about Israel. The same Fleischer who stood by while John Ashcroft held Bible meetings on government property...

Helen Thomas

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Zogby

In the incident under discussion, Helen Thomas clearly misspoke. But Helen should be honored and revered for her decades of professionalism, not remembered for one mistake.

Sam Stein

Helen Thomas Dropped By Speaking Agency, Under Fire For Remarks On Middle East

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Under fire for controversial remarks she made (and apologized for) about the status of Jews in Israel, longtime White House scribe Helen Thomas was dr...

Sam Stein

Ari Fleischer: Fire Helen Thomas

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Longtime White House scribe Helen Thomas caused more than a few eyebrows to perk up when video surfaced on Friday of her declaring that Jews should "g...

Tiger Woods, Ari Fleischer Split After Short-Lived Partnership

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Tiger Woods made news (again) earlier in March when he hired Ari Fleischer, the much-maligned former Bush Administration press secretary, to help hand...

Jason Linkins

Tiger Woods, Ari Fleischer Part Ways

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Put yourself in Elin Nordegren's shoes. Tiger's being repped by Ari Fleischer, the person you hire when you want to keep right on lying, forever and ever and ever. What's a lady to think?

Tiger Woods and the Lesson of How Not to Manage an Image Crisis

Ira Kalb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ira Kalb

Tiger's fall from public grace has been so great that it will take a Michelangelo of image consultants to restore his broken image. Ari Fleischer is no Michelangelo. He's got baggage.

Tiger Woods Hires Ari Fleischer, Former Bush Press Secretary, To Rehabilitate Image: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The New York Post reports that Tiger Woods has hired former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer to help rehabilitate him image. Two sources ...