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  • MSM's blatant hypocrisy, double standard reflect a genuine bias, imbalance in seeking the truth

    03/23/2017 4:47:41 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/23/17 | Dennis Jamison
    An investigation would reveal a great deal about Obama and the the shadowy, sleazy, and corrupt habits of the establishment-political class SAN JOSE, CA—In mid-March, a group of United States senators wrote a letter to newly appointed Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, demanding he launch an investigation into funding that th
  • Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogus [AP FakeNews Headline all over 'net]

    03/21/2017 4:19:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies (but even at Brietbart...this is AP FakeNews headline) ^ | 3/20/17 | Fake Journalists Eric Tucker & Eileen Sullivan
    ....FBI director also knocked down Trump's claim that his predecessor had wiretapped his New York skyscraper...
  • President Trump Speaks at Louisville Rally; CNN, MSNBC Censor - Refuse to Televise - Video 3/20/17

    03/20/2017 6:59:57 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 20, 2017 | Brian
    Here is complete video of President Donald Trump tonight in Louisville, Kentucky where he held at huge rally at Freedom Hall. A crowd of 15,000+ was in attendance, and Trump pledged to press on with Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare this Thursday. Trump said this bill must pass the House and move on to the U.S. Senate. Notably, both CNN and MSNBC are now resorting to censorship of the President. They refused to carry his speech. . . .
  • If you’re a poor person in America, Trump’s budget is not for you

    03/16/2017 12:00:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 16 2017 | By Steven Mufson and Tracy Jan
    If you’re a poor person in America, President Trump’s budget proposal is not for you. Trump has unveiled a budget that would slash or abolish programs that have provided low-income Americans with help on virtually all fronts, including affordable housing, banking, weatherizing homes, job training, paying home heating oil bills, and obtaining legal counsel in civil matters. Gone would be $35 million in funding for well-known programs such as Habitat for Humanity and YouthBuild USA, fair housing planning, and homeless assistance, among other housing help for needy Americans. Other targets include funding for neighborhood development and a home-buying program through...
  • What would the U.S. look like without the EPA?

    03/15/2017 2:08:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | March 15, 2017 | By MICHAEL DHAR
    Acid rain devouring New England forests. Homes built on toxic sites. Unswimmable rivers and cities cloaked in smog. The United States looked very different before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) arrived, but a recent Congressional bill calls for the agency’s abolition. So Americans may wonder: What would life be like without the EPA? -SNIP- Without the EPA’s abilities to quickly assess environmental hazards, future environmental disasters would be worsened, The Washington Post reported. A proposed 42-percent budget cut to the EPA’s research division already makes that a danger, the Post reported. -SNIP- In the end, the EPA is unlikely to...
  • Marine Le Pen Smacks Down Reporter: 'No One Trusts the Media'

    03/14/2017 7:50:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    A fascinating exchange in which French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen informs a reporter that no one trusts the media highlights how incredibly disconnected from reality the establishment press really is. The reporter tells Le Pen her advice that people "turn away from the traditional media, (and) go and find news on the Internet" is "dangerous".
  • What the Media Doesn’t ‘Get’ About Trump Supporters

    03/13/2017 1:33:29 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 5 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 10, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    No president in modern history has been subjected to the type of media scrutiny that Donald Trump experienced during the first weeks of his administration. Even though nearly 63 million people, or about half, voted for Trump, you still wouldn’t know it reading through Google News or the New York Times’s front page. To his supporters, the factual gaffes made by him and White House spokespeople can be easily overlooked if he demolishes the political and media establishment in Washington. Moreover, they believe Trump “speaks his mind”—often bluntly. Trump, meanwhile, views everything as a deal and takes a business approach...
  • Gender-swap experiment shows Hillary even less likable as a man

    03/09/2017 11:41:27 AM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 9, 2017 | Amber Athey
    An experiment designed to reveal gender bias by reenacting the presidential debates with the candidates’ genders reversed found that Hillary Clinton would have been even less likeable as a man. Maria Guadalupe and Joe Salvatore, two professors at New York University, planned to demonstrate the alleged gender bias Clinton faced in the 2016 election by acting out the presidential debates with Trump as a woman and Hillary as a man, reports NYU News. The goal of the “Her Opponent” project was to prove that people would not have accepted Trump’s aggressive behavior had it come from a woman, and...
  • CNN Cuts Feed After DHS official States 30% Of Domestic Terror Cases ARE From Refugees

    03/07/2017 7:50:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | 03/07/17
    This is how you end an interview on CNN these days.  
  • CNN chief in Jerusalem warns of Trump's 'dangerous' war against the media

    03/07/2017 9:28:47 AM PST · by ml/nj · 34 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 7, 2017 | Daniel K. Eisenbud
    "It’s incredibly dangerous and unprecedented that Trump is calling the media ‘the enemy of the people," says CNN President Jeff Zucker. CNN President Jeff Zucker took aim at US President Donald Trump’s war against the media Tuesday morning at the Innovative TV Conference in Jerusalem.
  • CNN quick to declare Obama innocent of wiretapping accusation — but Twitter says ‘not so fast’

    03/05/2017 12:09:18 PM PST · by Mozilla · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 5, 2017 | Chris Enloe
    President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in the latter stages of last year’s presidential campaign. A spokesman for Obama was quick to deny the accusations, while congressmen and women have vowed to get to the bottom of the accusations. Either way, it’s hard for anyone at this point to make a determination either way whether or not Trump’s accusations against Obama are true or full of hot air. However, that didn’t stop CNN on Saturday from fully declaring Obama’s innocence. Running a story about Trump’s claims Saturday, CNN declared: “Trump falsely accuses...
  • Schumer on Trump claims: Either way, the president is 'in trouble' [Wrong, Chuck.]

    03/05/2017 11:46:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 92 replies
    The sHill ^ | 3/5/17 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday raised questions about President Trump's claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower before the election. In an interview on NBC's "Meet The Press," Schumer said Obama has "flatly denied that he has done this." "And either way, Chuck, the president's in trouble. If he falsely spread this kind of misinformation, that is so wrong," Schumer said. "It's beneath the dignity of the presidency. It is something that really hurts people's view of government." Schumer said if this is the case, it shows the president doesn't know how to "conduct himself."...
  • Fallen SEAL's dad slams Trump [Unbelievable McCain quote!]

    02/28/2017 4:51:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    WPLG-TV, owned by Warren Buffet ^ | 2/27/17 | Eli Watkins
    Bill Owens, the father of the Navy SEAL killed in a late-January raid in Yemen, leveled biting criticism at the White House and called for an investigation into his son's death in a news story published Sunday...
  • Best Foreign Film Oscar Winner Attacks Trump During Acceptance Speech - Gets Massive Applause

    02/27/2017 7:10:10 AM PST · by tony75034 · 26 replies ^ | 2/27/2017 | Thomas Billet
    "Don't look up to someone who spends their careers pretending to be someone they are not" The Salesman won the best foreign language film at the 2017 Oscars, and so the director Asghar Farhadi, who is Iranian, decided to attack President Donald Trump's "inhuman travel ban” during his acceptance speech which was read by a friend since he decided to “boycott” the event. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.
  • Trump's Rough Words Shock Left - Funny Analysis by Greg Gutfeld

    02/26/2017 12:36:37 PM PST · by tony75034 · 10 replies ^ | 2/26/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    Trump is Right about Sweden - Funny Analysis by Greg Gutfeld Trump's words are analyzed by Greg Gutfeld with humor and he makes some great points. Also details on Sweden. Two leading Swedish politicians have a message for President Trump’s critics: He’s right. Per Jimmie Akesson and Mattias Karlsson, both leaders of the Sweden Democrats, penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Wednesday supporting Trump’s characterization of a Muslim immigrant-led crime crisis in Sweden. “Mr. Trump did not exaggerate Sweden’s current problems,” Akesson and Karlsson wrote. “If anything, he understated them.” On the comedy, satire program- The Greg Gutfeld Show
  • CNN Banned from White House Press Briefing - FOX, CNN Complain -Watch Shep react

    02/25/2017 6:29:27 AM PST · by tony75034 · 35 replies ^ | 2/25/2017 | Thomas Billet
    CNN was not allowed at Fridays White House Press gaggle, a type of press briefing but less formal, which was held in Sean Spicer's office. This on the same day President Trump called out the Fake News at CPAC. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. Second video shows Shep from FOX upset about this.
  • NBC News video featuring kids terrified about Trump comes under fire

    02/24/2017 6:10:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    Fox news ^ | February 23, 2017
    A pair of NBC News videos featuring kids expressing fears about Donald Trump’s presidency is coming under fire by conservatives who call it “propaganda.” The videos show kids saying things such as “Most of my family is black. I’m afraid that you’re gonna hurt some of us blacks,” “You are here, attempting to white-wash America,” “You’re going to separate me away from the rest of my family, and I really don’t want [that] because I love them too much.” The videos begin with one youth offering faint praise, then continue with a barrage of children expressing despair and fear over...
  • ‘Today’ staffer leaked infamous Trump tape that ruined Billy Bush: sources

    02/24/2017 1:55:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/23/17 | Mara Siegler and Emily Smith
    The infamous “Access Hollywood” tape — in which President Donald Trump bragged about grabbing women by the hoo-ha — was an inside job, leaked by an NBC News staffer on Billy Bush’s own “Today” show, multiple sources tell Page Six. “The tape was leaked by the NBC News division, by somebody at the ‘Today’ show,” says one source. “NBC News knew for a while about the existence of the tape. Billy himself had told them about it. People in the news division became frustrated that ‘Access Hollywood’ was taking too long to air it and decided it had to come...
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters Keeps It Real About Trump On ‘The Real’

    02/23/2017 4:46:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    California Congresswoman Maxine Waters does not care one whit what Donald Trump thinks. She’s determined that the sitting president, Donald J. Trump, is not worthy of the office he occupies. She believes that Trump should be impeached and she told the audience so during her guest appearance on The Real this week.
  • Algorithms' Dark Side: Embedding Bias into Code

    02/22/2017 4:38:20 PM PST · by spintreebob · 14 replies
    All Analytics ^ | 2/22/2017 | Ariella Brown
    Does the shift toward more data and algorithmic direction for our business decisions assure us that organizations and businesses are operating to everyone's advantage? There are a number of issues involved that some people feel need to be addressed going forward. Numbers don't lie, or do they? Perhaps the fact that they are perceived to be absolutely objective is what makes us accept the determinations of algorithms without questioning what factors could have shaped the outcome. That's the argument Cathy O'Neil makes in Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. While we tend to think...
  • This fake story made me feel sympathy for Donald Trump

    02/22/2017 2:30:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Spectator (UK) ^ | 2/22/17 | Will Heaven
    There was a great commotion in central London last night. A police helicopter hovered over The Spectator‘s office making a din, police sirens sounded and thudding music rattled the windows. I found out why when I left the office and walked via Parliament Square to Whitehall.There was an anti-Trump protest outside Parliament – #stoptrump was the theme – coinciding with the (non-binding and pointless) debate inside Westminster Hall, about President Trump’s state visit to the UK later this year. The protest was a very slick affair. There was a massive TV screen broadcasting anti-Trump videos, and speeches blared out over a speaker...
  • Trump the Trust-Buster? The President Takes On the MSM's Monopoly

    02/20/2017 11:10:36 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 20, 2017 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    For free entertainment in the Trump era, the meltdowns and hissy-fits of the MainStream Media are hard to beat. In such a discussion, perhaps it’s important to define our terms, so here goes: The MainStream Media, or MSM, consists of the major TV networks with news divisions – NBC, ABC, and CBS… the major east coast newspapers – primarily the New York Times, the Washington Post, maybe the Chicago Tribune and USA Today… the straight news syndication agencies – primarily AP and Reuters… and cable news – primarily CNN and MSNBC. These newsrooms, which have acted largely as a block...
  • Police say 9,000 people turned out for Trump's rally

    02/20/2017 5:34:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/17 | Brooke Seipel
    President Trump's campaign rally Saturday in Melbourne, Fla, drew a crowd of 9,000, the local police said. ...Trump held a similar campaign event at this airport hangar during the general election in September. According to reports, 15,000 people attempted to attend the September rally, but some were turned away.
  • CNN's Jake Tapper exposes their bias during 2016 Election coverage "we need to win these states"

    02/18/2017 10:26:49 AM PST · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | 2016
    Watch the short clip from election night. Tapper actually caught saying "we need" these states and quickly changing it to "Hillary needs." Our side should be consistently using terms as they do by saying left-wing journalist Jake Tapper, Democrat supporting journalist Chuck Todd, etc. They need to be labeled.
  • President Trump arrives in Palm Beach County for a weekend visit. Watch live:

    02/17/2017 12:48:29 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    WPTV ^ | 2/17/17
    President Trump arrives in Palm Beach County for a weekend visit. Watch live:
  • Dan Rather: "Trump's Russia Scandal Could Be Bigger Than Watergate"

    02/15/2017 3:00:17 PM PST · by Zakeet · 106 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 15, 2017
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather slammed the Trump administration on Tuesday evening for its association with former national security adviser Mike Flynn, claiming "this Russia scandal" might end up being as "big as Watergate." As Rather wrote in a Facebook post ... Watergate is the biggest political scandal of my lifetime, until maybe now. It was the closest we came to a debilitating Constitutional crisis, until maybe now. On a 10 scale of armageddon for our form of government, I would put Watergate at a 9. This Russia scandal is currently somewhere around a 5 or 6, in my...
  • Sinclair Fires EP Over Political Tweets, Warns Stations of ‘Liberal Bias’ [TV News]

    02/15/2017 3:03:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Ad Week TV Spy ^ | 2/14/17 | Kevin Eck
    CBS AFFILIATES | SOCIAL MEDIA | TV BIZ Sinclair Fires EP Over Political Tweets, Warns Stations of ‘Liberal Bias’ By Kevin Eck on Feb. 14, 2017 - 9:48 AM14 Comments Sinclair_640 WWMT executive producer Randy Lubratich was fired from the Sinclair-owned station last week after violating the station group’s social media guidelines. Lubratich sent two tweets about education secretary Betsy DeVos. The Daily Banter reports “they were deleted as soon as the station, WWMT in Kalamazoo, Michigan, brought them up to her and eventually suspended her for them — the person in question says that, all in all, they were...
  • Mainstream media whines as Trump calls on less established news outlets

    02/13/2017 3:30:43 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 13 Feb 17 | Kelly Riddell
    <p>The mainstream media isn’t liking the new set up at the White House: Lesser name news outlets are being called on during press briefings, rather than the old, established bellwethers.</p> <p>During his press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Donald Trump called on two news outlets: WJLA a local ABC news affiliate, and the Daily Caller. Both failed to ask him about the fate of his national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn, who has been marred in a controversy that he spoke to Russian authorities before Mr. Trump took office.</p>
  • Turmoil at the National Security Council, From the Top Down [NYT more Fake News, Folks!]

    02/13/2017 2:07:00 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    NY SLIMES ^ | 2/12/17 | David Sanger, etc.
    These are chaotic and anxious days inside the National Security Council, the traditional center of management for a president’s dealings with an uncertain world. Three weeks into the Trump administration, council staff members get up in the morning, read President Trump’s Twitter posts and struggle to make policy to fit them. Most are kept in the dark about what Mr. Trump tells foreign leaders in his phone calls. Some staff members have turned to encrypted communications to talk with their colleagues....
  • FAKE NEWS: Melania Trump's RNC Fashion - A Scary Statement

    02/11/2017 6:56:20 PM PST · by Bon mots · 49 replies, The Inquirer, Daily News ^ | July 19, 2016 | Elizabeth Wellington
    Links to both original articles: Melania Trump's RNC fashion: A scary statementDNC Fashion: Hillary Clinton looked presidential in an all-white pantsuit
  • The Other ABCs: John Stossel Looks Back at Liberal Media Bias at ABC’s 20/20

    02/08/2017 12:14:27 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | February 8, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    <p>When he retired from the Fox Business Network, veteran broadcast journalist John Stossel reminisced with Reason magazine editor Katherine Mangu-Ward about, among other things, the travails of bringing libertarian news to a Left-leaning network. His experiences at ABC's 20/20 give us some idea of the depth and extent of news media bias: "So producers quit rather than do that show [Are We Scaring Ourselves to Death?], and ABC was surprised that it got good ratings. That was my first special and that got Special of the Year. For the next 15 years that allowed me to do some more libertarian shows. A lot of resistance.</p>
  • Summary of the MSM

    02/08/2017 11:12:57 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 3 replies
    unknown | 2/8/2017 | self
    Has been around but is funny if you haven't read it. 1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country. 2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country. 3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country, and who are very good at crossword puzzles. 4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand The New York Times. 5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the...
  • CBS' Scott Pelley on Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine: 'I was very impressed... [Bootlicker Flashback]

    02/08/2017 6:45:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies ^ | 7/27/16 | Molly Eichel
    This isn't Scott Pelley's first time at a political convention....Pelley talked to us about how his job has changed, the DNC e-mail leak ("I tell you, in my novel, the internet becomes so dangerous that no one can use it anymore")...What was the chemistry like between Kaine and Clinton? I was very impressed by the chemistry they had. She let him speak. He felt comfortable enough to interject information when she was speaking. They laughed a lot in the interview. I was surprised about how much he knew about her life story. He would talk about Hillary Clinton anecdotes from...
  • Airbnb leaves Trump supporters out in the cold

    02/05/2017 4:54:22 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/10/17 | MYTHEOS HOLT
    It is no secret to anyone paying attention that the tech industry loathes president-elect Trump and his supporters... The latest such bit of pettiness comes from the sharing company Airbnb, which enables users to “share” their homes or apartments with visitors, ostensibly at reduced rates relative to the native hospitality industry. However, tellingly, a major exception to that “affordability” standard appears to revolve around housing for – what else? – Trump’s inauguration. Specifically, Airbnb users in and around Washington, D.C., appear to be engaging in flagrant price gouging with absolutely no curtailment from the company. One home that usually runs...
  • Don't Hire Vets, says Brooke Baldwin, CNN (April, 2015)

    02/04/2017 9:46:47 AM PST · by 1066AD · 44 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/3/2017 | Brooke Baldwin
    "Don't hire veterans, they're too damaged to be trusted with authority" Brooke Baldwin, CNN, twitter @BrookeBCNN also on Facebook.
  • Pelosi town hall question on capitalism wasn't planned: report

    02/03/2017 4:44:41 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2017 | BROOKE SEIPEL
    The question House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi faced on capitalism and the Democratic Party at a CNN town hall was not planned, according to a new report. According to the Huffington Post, New York University sophomore Trevor Hill had agreed with CNN moderators to ask Pelosi a "personal" question at the Tuesday event, after he had proposed a question on communism and been shut down during the planning of the event. “According to a Harvard University poll last May, 51% of young voters between the ages of 18 and 29 no longer support capitalism. The Democratic Party inarguably failed to...
  • ABC is Fake News. I walked away from TV watching its report on immigration

    01/31/2017 3:45:45 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    The utter contempt these fake journalists at the networks show for the American voter and the American President is nauseating. Secretary Kelly came out today and TOLD THE MEDIA his department was part of the decision making process...ABC says "reports" denied that... basically,ABC is calling Team Trump liars.
  • Miami Local Fake News Advertisers to contact about anti-Trump bigotry

    01/31/2017 4:43:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper
    Okay, I am looking this morning at the LOCAL anti-Trump coverage. Here are some advertisers for each network affiliate in Miami: WFOR (CBS) Speedway Gas stations WPLG (ABC) Boost energy drink WSVN (FOX) El Dorado Furniture Brandsmart USA Arrigo car dealer Rooms to Go furniture WTVJ (NBC) Vista BMW Lara Bar snack
  • Local Miami Media is FULL BLOWN HATE on Trump

    01/30/2017 9:19:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    No link, but just watched the local news.... the station just spent about SEVEN minutes bashing Trump, then had a 15 second response from Governor Rick Scott who is SUPPORTING Trump. Fake news.
  • Trump calls U.S.-Mexico trade one-sided — and here’s the reality [Fake News Attack Fails]

    01/27/2017 2:36:32 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 1/27/17 | Jeffry Bartash, "Journalist"
    Is a 1994 trade deal with Mexico really as one-sided as President Donald Trump claims? Does Mexico benefit much more than the United States? A close look at trade between the two countries shows the answer is not cut and dried. ....The relationship is not as one-sided as Trump suggests... The U.S. has invested more than $90 billion in Mexico, millions of American jobs are tied to trade with the southern neighbor, and rising wealth in Mexico has actually curbed immigration from that country. A study from Pew Research, for instance, suggests that more immigrants have returned to Mexico since...
  • Melania Trump Is Fashionable, But She's Unlikely To Become A Fashion Icon Like Michelle Obama

    01/23/2017 6:49:45 PM PST · by vannrox · 259 replies
    forbes ^ | 20JAN17 | Rachelle Bergstein , CONTRIBUTOR
    Today, America gets a new First Lady. She’s beautiful – a former model! – with an impeccable wardrobe and the money to buy all the couture she wants. So why, when President Trump and his family are long out of the White House, and his administration is enshrined in the annals of history, will Michelle Obama – a woman with no connection to the fashion industry before she came into public view – be remembered as the more iconic of the two?It’s simple. Becoming an icon is about more than just a pretty face and an international platform. ------ SNIP ------
  • White House press secretary attacks media for accurately reporting inauguration crowds

    01/21/2017 10:30:11 PM PST · by lowbridge · 67 replies ^ | January 21, 2017 | Brian Stelter
    "That's what you guys should be writing and covering," new White House press secretary Sean Spicer angrily lectured reporters on Saturday during his first remarks from the podium of the press briefing room. He was referring to the delay in Senate confirmation for President Donald Trump's pick to lead the CIA, Congressman Mike Pompeo, but the comment came after a long digression about how many people had shown up to watch Trump be sworn in as president. "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period," Spicer said, contradicting all available data. Aerial photos have indicated that former...
  • What has happened to MSNBC? They're mild in comparison to CNN now and days

    01/13/2017 9:26:34 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 35 replies
    Most of the MSM in general leans to the left of the ideological spectrum, but MSNBC was once proud to be the direct media arm of the Democrat Party itself. Now they have seem to have become mild Of course, they still have their liberal media personalities on the air just like Sean Hannity is the conservative bulwark at FoxNews but even there they are not so agressive as their counterparts on CNN, who once was considered the moderate (slightly less outright liberal) network against a backdrop of so called 'divisive' media entities. Now CNN has taken the mantel from...
  • Obamacare-dependent citizens dwell on possible repeal of law

    01/12/2017 5:24:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    In the wake of the potential repeal of Obamacare, South Florida residents who are dependent on the law are considering, what they are calling, the potential devastating effects of repealing the law. People who own local clinics where Obamacare is the norm are watching President-elect Trump very closely. Two thousand patients at one Wynwood clinic have Obamacare, and they are worried about what happens next....
  • New York Times issues embarrassing correction on the Electoral College

    12/22/2016 3:08:09 PM PST · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 21, 2016 | Greg P.
    The New York Times called for an end to the Electoral College in an editorial on December 19, calling it a “living symbol of America’s original sin.” But the paper was forced to issue an embarrassing correction when the editors all of a sudden remembered that they used to support the Electoral College. Even worse for the Times? That support came in 2000 when another Republican president lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College: Correction: December 20, 2016 An earlier version of this editorial incorrectly stated that the editorial board has been opposed to the Electoral College going...
  • Montage: The Media’s 10 Most Mortifying Moments of 2016

    12/21/2016 4:15:26 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 25 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 21 Dec 16 | Staff
    VideoIn a year known mostly for mayhem, misfortune, and madness, America’s media quickly proved themselves fit for narrating this first draft of history. All too often, when the news got tough, the TV news got weird. Embarrassingly weird. While picking 10 of the most egregious examples was no easy task, we’ve whittled thousands of clips down to four minutes’ worth that we think represent 2016 in a (really disfigured) nutshell. Without further ado, here are the media’s 10 most mortifying moments of 2016. 10. After Donald Trump’s underdog victory, many in the media looked for scapegoats. But Comedy Central’s Samantha...
  • Shepard Smith Editorializing gain

    12/12/2016 12:25:05 PM PST · by Jonah Johansen · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/12/2016 | Shepard Smith-Fox "News"
    Allegations that Russia interfered in the presidential election in a bid to boost Donald Trump’s campaign have roiled Republicans, as prominent GOP lawmakers pursue a bipartisan congressional investigation while President-elect Trump’s team tries to tamp down the controversy and “move on.”
  • GOP introduces plan to massively cut Social Security [The Lies Begin Again! #FakeNews]

    12/09/2016 5:06:25 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Yahoo Fake News ^ | 12/9/16 | Ethan Wolff-Mann
    am Johnson, a Republican from Texas and chair of the Ways and Means Committee, introduced legislation to significantly cut Social Security. The bill introduced by Johnson, who is also the chair of the Social Security subcommittee, slashes benefits, adds means testing, and would raise the retirement age from 67 to 69. ...Michael Linden, associate Center for American Progress, pointed out on Twitter, a letter from Social Security’s Office of the Actuary calculated workers making around $50,000 would see checks shrink by between 11% and 35%.
  • Aide says Trump sold stocks in June, provides no evidence

    12/07/2016 2:11:59 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    yahoo/ap whiners ^ | 12/7/16 | Julie Pace, Chad Day fake journalists
    President-elect Donald Trump sold all of his stocks in June as he plunged into the costly general election campaign, his transition team abruptly announced Tuesday. His advisers provided no proof of the transactions and would not explain the apparent sell-off.
  • How repealing Obamacare would punish the working class [Look: #fakenews]

    12/07/2016 8:10:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | 12/7/16 | Max Ehrenfreund #fakejournalist
    ....The ACA, also known as Obamacare, provides subsidies to help subscribers afford the cost of individual policies. The law also required all Americans, with a few exceptions, to have insurance. Without the subsidies or the requirement that all Americans have coverage, experts say the healthiest customers would cease buying insurance if they do not have policies through their employers or through the government. As a result, insurers would be forced to increase premiums to cover the cost of treating those sicker patients who remain. Many would find they could no longer afford coverage.