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President Obama’s remarks on James Foley.

  • "James Foley’s life stands in stark contrast" to the lives of his captors.
  • ISIS murders women, children, “Muslims — both Sunni and Shia” — so ISIS “speaks for no religion.  Their victims are mostly Muslim, and no religion” teaches murder.  ”Their ideology is bankrupt.”
  • "People like this ultimately fail."
  • The US will be “vigilant and relentless.  When people harm Americans anywhere, we will see that justice is done.”
  • "The people of Syria know the story that Jim Foley told."
  • "For governments across the Middle East, there must be a common (goal) to excise this cancer."
  • "We will continue to confront these hateful terrorists" and replace their ideology with hope.  "This is what Jim Foley stood for."

Islamic State militants released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Wright Foley, who has been missing since he was kidnapped in northwest Syria on November 22, 2012. Foley was abducted by unknown gunmen outside a cafe in Binesh, along with his translator, who was later released.

Another captive is shown at the end of the video. He is identified as Steven Sotloff, an American journalist who has been missing since August 2013.

"We know that many of you are looking for confirmation or answers," said a message posted on the Free James Foley Facebook page. "Please be patient until we all have more information, and keep the Foleys in your thoughts and prayers."

The video has not yet been independently verified. The video and images were released on Twitter by user @mujahid4life. The account has since been suspended.

"We have seen a video that purports to be the murder of US citizen James Foley by ISIL," Caitlin Hayden, a spokesperson for the White House National Security Council, said in a statement. "The intelligence community is working as quickly as possible to determine its authenticity. If genuine, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We will provide more information when it is available."

A freelancer known for his work covering conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Libya, Foley had contributed work to GlobalPost, Agence France-Presse, and various other outlets. In 2011, he was kidnapped and held by pro-Qaddafi forces in Libya before being released after 45 days.

"Captivity is the state most violently opposite his nature," his friend Clare Morgana Gillis, a journalist who had been kidnapped with him in Libya in 2011, wrote in a piece last year for Syria Deeply. "But when we were detained in Tripoli, Jim automatically turned his energies to keeping up our strength and hope."

Vice News, "Islamic State Militants Claim to Have Beheaded American Journalist James Wright Foley.

Cowards who murder, supposedly in the name of religion.

I love New York City, and I love films made in New York City, and I love films made in New York City that get New York City, and this scene from The Paper is now 20 years old but God damn it if it ain’t as true as it is today.

This is the actual headline used by the New York Post for a story about a young woman murdered by someone who buried her alive.
"Worst first date ever."
For when you’d like some misogyny in your journalism.

This is the actual headline used by the New York Post for a story about a young woman murdered by someone who buried her alive.

"Worst first date ever."

For when you’d like some misogyny in your journalism.

“Michael Jackson made a very creepy return to the stage… as a hologram.”

A CNN anchor introduced the story about the Michael Jackson hologram thusly.

How soon they forget.

Swear to fucking God, CNN has had a reporter inside a flight simulator in Canada for the past FOUR DAYS covering the Flight 370 story. 
Today they are “flying” over the site where debris, possibly from the doomed plane, was found.  Because this is how you should cover this story: inside a Canadian flight simulator.
Even anchor Carol Costello must be doing a facepalm.

Swear to fucking God, CNN has had a reporter inside a flight simulator in Canada for the past FOUR DAYS covering the Flight 370 story.

Today they are “flying” over the site where debris, possibly from the doomed plane, was found.  Because this is how you should cover this story: inside a Canadian flight simulator.

Even anchor Carol Costello must be doing a facepalm.

An actual headline on NYDailyNews.com today.
The mainstream media’s coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has officially jumped the shark.

An actual headline on NYDailyNews.com today.

The mainstream media’s coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has officially jumped the shark.