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davidlynch Donating Member (461 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 06:12 PM
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BREAKING: Jason Leopold No Longer Employed By Truthout
Source: www.truthout.org Letter from Marc Ash Executive Director

To Our Readership and Friends,

Jason Leopold is no longer employed by Truthout.

Jason is a truly gifted reporter, and his efforts on behalf of Truthout have been greatly appreciated.

There may be some speculation that this announcement is connected in some way to Truthout's reporting of the Karl Rove indictment matter. It is not. At the time of our reporting on the Rove matter we stood by the factual accuracy of our reports, and we stand by them now.

We sincerely wish Jason the best of luck.

Marc Ash, Executive Director - t r u t h o u t director@truthout.org

No link yet.



Anyone know more about this?
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 06:13 PM
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1. We'll know more in 24 business hours
nt
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 06:14 PM
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2. I got that same email just now. Maybe they couldn't afford him anymore?
:shrug:
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davidlynch Donating Member (461 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 06:16 PM
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3. I have a feeling that William Rivers Pitt may know more and will hopefully post n/t
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 06:20 PM
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4. Good call.
:thumbsup: we shall see...
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Prefer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 06:30 PM
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5. Maybe he was for Hillary?
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 09:46 PM
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20. Ooooh, and when he does, let's all K&R!
:thumbsup:
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 06:37 PM
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6. He is still technically employed as his contract doesn't end for 24 more business hours.
nt
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 09:21 AM
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22. Is that contract sealed or unsealed?
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 06:44 PM
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8. Self-delete
Edited on Tue Feb-19-08 06:45 PM by Yael
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Truth2Tell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 07:02 PM
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10. I just got this...
Dear Friends,

I have decided to leave Truthout after three years in the trenches to
start my own web-based, non-profit political magazine to be called
BackgroundBriefing.org <http://backgroundbriefing.org/ > . The website is
currently in production and I hope to launch a beta version in mid-March
with a full rollout in June.

I have been committed to independent journalism for nearly a decade and
will continue to report on the most pressing issues this country faces
and will continue to face long after Bush is out of office.

In the meantime, I will continue to dig for the truth and will report
sporadically on the issues while setting up my new venture. I greatly
appreciate the support you all have given me over the years and hope you
will all become readers of BackgroundBriefing.org

Stay tuned.

Jason Leopold
Editor-in-Chief
BackgroundBriefing.org
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sueh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 07:11 PM
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11. Thanks for posting, Truth2Tell...
Good to know he hasn't *gone away*...
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salvorhardin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 07:13 PM
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12. He might want to actually register the domain name as part of his "preproduction"
As of a couple of minutes ago it was still available for anyone who wanted to make a couple of bucks selling it back to Leopold.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 08:03 PM
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18. ha
wouldn't that suck! maybe it just shows that, but he put in for it and it hasn't been updated?

I guess it'll be a site devoted to breaking news that doesn't happen.
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ConsAreLiars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 08:17 PM
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19. Actually, you are the one who is presenting false info. The domain IS registered to Leopold.
Domain ID :D151760318-LROR
Domain Name:BACKGROUNDBRIEFING.ORG
Created On:20-Feb-2008 00:42:35 UTC
Last Updated On:20-Feb-2008 00:42:36 UTC
Expiration Date:20-Feb-2011 00:42:35 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:GoDaddy.com, Inc. (R91-LROR)
Status:CLIENT DELETE PROHIBITED
Status:CLIENT RENEW PROHIBITED
Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Status:CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITED
Status:TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Registrant ID:GODA-043811796
Registrant Name:jason leopold


(et cetera)

From: http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/results.jsp?domai...
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salvorhardin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 08:18 AM
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21. I never said Leopold was putting out false info (about his domain)
Edited on Wed Feb-20-08 08:18 AM by salvorhardin
I just said he might want to actually register it... which he finally did. As of the time I posted he hadn't.
Domain ID: D151760318-LROR
Domain Name:BACKGROUNDBRIEFING.ORG
Created On:20-Feb-2008 00:42:35 UTC
Last Updated On:20-Feb-2008 03:15:13 UTC
Expiration Date:20-Feb-2011 00:42:35 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:GoDaddy.com, Inc. (R91-LROR)
Status:TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Registrant ID:GODA-043811796
Registrant Name:jason leopold


Notice that it was created on Feb 20th at 00:42:35 UTC. That's 7:42PM EST. My prior post was at 7:13PM EST. This means the domain was registered a little less than a half hour after I posted previously that it was unregistered. So no... I wasn't putting out false info about Leopold's domain. That's more than can be said about Truthout and Leopold's Karl Rove story.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 11:30 AM
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24. The tubes were probably clogged
It usually takes 24 hours or so for changes like that to update anyway.
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salvorhardin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:41 PM
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25. You're thinking of DNS propagation and that's no longer the case
Unless your personal ISP doesn't update their DNS records in a timely fashion. Usually it's no more than 5 minutes for changes to be reflected in DNS records although caching at various stages along the way can complicate the issue for some people.

But that wouldn't apply here. GoDaddy would not have said the name was available if it had already been registered. And since the name was registered with GoDaddy it's their own database that was being queried. Nah, it looks like Leopold or his agents hadn't registered the domain name before they announced their new site. Considering Leopold's reporting I'm not surprised to see this kind of sloppiness, but nevertheless I'm glad they got the domain they wanted.
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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 07:32 PM
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14. I'm glad Truthout stands behind the fake accuracy of their Jason's fake report about Rove.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 08:03 PM
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17. LOL
no really... LOL

I totally forgot all about them after that.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-19-08 07:56 PM
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15. Hmmm.... Don't care.
It is what it is, eh?
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 11:22 AM
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23. They're *still* standing by the Rove indictment?
Uh-uh. If the story were worth standing by, there would have been follow-ups. They need either to recant it or to substantiate it.
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Riga Marole Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 01:44 PM
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26. What happened to Dahr Jamail?
He used to blog frequently from Iraq for T/O.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 01:45 PM
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27. he was a guest on the Peter B. Collins show last week.
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