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  • What everyone’s getting wrong about Trump’s immigration position

    08/24/2016 7:20:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Including, in all likelihood, some of his supporters One of the ways you can detect bias in reporting is with the use of a word like “hardline,” which sounds stubborn and inflexible, for a position that simply means business. When someone is said to be taking a “hardline” position, people are constantly after them to “soften” said position, which sounds so much nicer and more reasonable. So we keep hearing that Donald Trump is taking a “hardline” position on immigration, that being the determination to deport all 11 million (or 12 million, or whatever it is) illegal immigrations who are...
  • Two Articles, Same Writer. Can You Say "Media Bias"?

    08/22/2016 3:49:16 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 25 replies
    Philly.com ^ | July 2016 | Elizabeth Wellington
  • American journalism is collapsing before our eyes

    08/21/2016 3:28:51 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 21, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    Donald Trump may or may not fix his campaign, and Hillary Clinton may or may not become the first female president. But something else happening before our eyes is almost as important: the complete collapse of American journalism as we know it. The frenzy to bury Trump is not limited to the Clinton campaign and the Obama White House. They are working hand-in-hand with what was considered the cream of the nation’s news organizations.
  • Anti-Catholic Bias @ Catholic college

    08/19/2016 7:26:50 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 19, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    With increasing frequency, it is getting harder and harder for conservative Catholics, no matter how well credentialed they are, to get hired in academia, particularly in Catholic universities. When he was still teaching at SUNY, author Thomas E. Woods, Jr., told me that his enthusiasm for the Latin Mass was met with more hostility in Catholic colleges and universities than at the State University of New York, where they thought it was exotic. In the latest issue of Modern Age, a quarterly review, English professor Anthony Esolen recalls his own experiences a quarter century ago when he went to work...
  • Obama gets update on deadly Louisiana floods, heads back to golf course

    08/17/2016 3:42:34 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/17/16 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Mr. Fugate “briefed the president on the resources that have been provided to support the response and recovery.” Mr. Obama directed FEMA to use “all resources available” to help in the recovery. But there were no changes in travel plans announced for the president, who is scheduled to stay on the island until Sunday.
  • Google Still At It With Trump (VANITY)

    08/17/2016 3:09:40 PM PDT · by pepsi_junkie · 20 replies
    Google search ^ | 8/17/2016 | pepsi_junkie
    Did a search today on Godwin's law. You know, that one that says any disagreement online will eventually compare someone to the nazis or to Hitler. I just wanted to see the "official" definition. Here's what I got. Note that the law is thus proven, QED.
  • David Duke endorsing Trump got 6 times more coverage than jihad murderer’s pro-Taliban father

    08/13/2016 9:48:29 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 11 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 08/13/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Media bias is nothing new. 56 years ago, Richard Nixon complained that he wasn’t being given a fair shake by the media in his presidential campaign against John F. Kennedy. But the media elites, as well as the political elites, are deeply threatened by the candidacy of Donald Trump, in large part because of his refusal to toe their line regarding Muslim migrants and the denial of any connection between Islam and terrorism. And so they’re taking their open advocacy of the Leftist line to new levels. Hillary Clinton Seddique Mateen “David Duke Endorsing Trump Got Six Times More Coverage...
  • Google Censors Conservative Anti-Public School Website for "Violating Terms of Service"

    08/14/2016 11:02:37 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 12 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 14, 2016
    (sources and screenshots at the original article) In the latest of a string of incidents involving Google showing their liberal bias, the website Take Back Fairfax (takebackfairfax.org) has apparently been banned from Google's Short URL service for allegedly "violating Google's terms of service." On August 13, 2016, ResistanceMedia's Twitter account (@schooltyranny16) posted an excerpt from a Take Back Fairfax article entitled "The Moral Narcissism of Ryan McElveen", with a link to the article. The message reads, "this goo.gl shortlink has been disabled. It was found to be violating our Terms of Service. Click here and here for more information about...
  • Trump Campaign Spokesperson Katrina Pierson Leaves MSNBC Anchor "Speechless"

    08/12/2016 9:53:08 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 48 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 10, 2016 | Tim Hains
    Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson left MSNBC anchor Kate Snow 'speechless' Wednesday, when she said that the candidate is not responsible for peoples' mistaken reactions to statements of his, that she sees being taken out of context. "If you listen to Donald Trump's rallies," Pierson said about comments this week about the Second Amendment, "He talks about this all the time --at every rally-- If Hillary Clinton is able to appoint Supreme Court candidates [who are] against the Second Amendment, there has to be something to stop her." "But does he have any responsibility for what people hear?" Snow asked....
  • Trump golf club renovation hit with 23rd lien, this time for $236K [18/23 paid]

    08/11/2016 4:34:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 10, 2016 | Jose Lambiet
    ....This lien, which opens the way for a forced sale of Doral unless it’s paid off, was filed Aug. 9 by Straticon LLC, the Martin County-based construction firm in charge of part of the $255 million renovation of the famed country club. According to the paperwork, Starticon says it’s still owed $236,472 for its work on the three-year project, which ended in June. ...Trump Endeavor managed to stave off an attempt by a mom-and-pop paint supplier, The Paint Spot, to force the sale of the club over the final payment of $34,000 for $200,000 worth of paint. ...Alan Garten, Trump’s...
  • Beware the predictable polling onslaught to paint the potemkin village

    08/04/2016 7:08:24 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 18 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 07/28/2016 | sundance
    "The corporations who have a vested interest in manufacturing the Potemkin village have their collected pollsters armed with fresh paint to create the optics of a “historic” surge in polling upon the conclusion of the Democrat National Party Convention in Philadelphia." This paint job has been planned for weeks, if not months. You can count on a manufactured corporate-media pretense to deliver a carefully scripted narrative giving Hillary Clinton a post convention bounce around 10 to 15 points (+/- 3)." -- July 28th, 2016
  • What The Media Is Not Telling You About The Muslim Who Attacked Donald Trump...[by a former Muslim]

    07/31/2016 4:40:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 114 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | 7/31/16 | Theodore Shoebat and Walid Shoebat
    The Muslim who attacked Donald Trump, Khizr Muazzam Kahn, is a Muslim Brotherhood agent, working to bring Muslims into the United States. After reading what we discovered so far, it becomes obvious that Khan wanted to ‘trump’ Trump’s Muslim immigration. But not so fast. Trump we have your back.... During the eighties Kahn wrote a paper titled Juristic Classification of Islamic [Sharia] Law. In it he elucidated on the system of Sharia law expressing his reverence for “The Sunnah [the works of Muhammad] — authentic tradition of the Prophet Muhammad... According to a recent report, Khan moved from Pakistan to...
  • Donald Trump Pushes Back Against Father of Fallen Muslim Soldier

    07/31/2016 4:29:13 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/31/16 | RICHARD RUBIN
    .... Trump issued a statement late Saturday calling Capt. Humayan Khan, Khizr’s son, a “hero,” and saying the “real problem” is “radical Islamic terrorists.” “While I feel deeply for the loss of his son, Mr. Khan who has never met me, has no right to stand in front of millions of people and claim I have never read the Constitution, (which is false) and say many other inaccurate things,” Mr. Trump said in the statement. ...Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who ran against Mr. Trump for the Republican nomination, tweeted, “There’s only one way to talk about Gold Star parents: with...
  • AP EXPLAINS: Is Trump's convention polling bump for real?

    07/30/2016 12:12:32 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    ap.org ^ | 7/26/16 | Steve Peoples, Emily Swanson
    Donald Trump is talking about polls again. The Republican presidential nominee had recently avoided the subject, given that many preference polls showed him in a close race with Hillary Clinton. But on Monday, Trump cited polls.... Here's a deeper look...
  • Do Political Campaign Ads Actually Work? Research Suggests Not Really

    07/30/2016 7:04:56 AM PDT · by mrsmith · 21 replies
    Praxis ^ | July 28, 2016 | Matthew Sheffield
    "... the primary response of conservatives to counter perceived bias against them in the press has been to purchase television, radio, and direct mail advertising. This has primarily been at the behest of failed political consultants who tell candidates and interest groups that they can get the perfect “messaging” which will be able to magically neutralize months of negative press and also cancel out the themes being put out by the opposition. To such people, liberal media bias exists but it is something that they in their great wisdom can overcome. Contrary to the consultants’ claims, however, empirical research conducted...
  • DNC Wikileaks Email Hack Confirms CNN is in Bed With The Democratic Party

    07/29/2016 5:45:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    Check out this exchange:From:ManriquezP@dnc.orgTo: MirandaL@dnc.org, PsustenbachM@dnc.org, WalkerE@dnc.orgDate: 2016-04-28 16:46Subject: Re: Pablo!Window closing on this.Need to know asap if we want to offer Jake Tapper questions to ask us.Sent from my iPhone On Apr 28, 2016, at 1:11 PM, Manriquez, Pablo > wrote:Lmk and I’ll call Jason. Might wanna loop Freundlich &/or Dillon here to see if there’s any newsworthy oppo Luis can dropSent from my iPhone******Begin forwarded message:From: “Seher, Jason” >Date: April 28, 2016 at 1:01:18 PM EDTTo: “ManriquezP@dnc.org” >Subject: Pablo!Thanks for facilitating Luis coming on today, and bearing with us through a meelee of GOP nonsense and cancellations and...
  • CNN: Anchor Wolf Blitzer wasn't celebrating Clinton nomination (video at link)

    07/29/2016 1:49:22 PM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    CNN is pushing back on claims that one of its lead news anchors was seen celebrating Hillary Clinton's historic nomination for president Thursday night, calling the accusation "absurd." A video circulating online shows anchor Wolf Blitzer dancing to Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" while drinking from a glass and waving his hands in the air, apparently at the network's CNN Grill in Philadelphia. "CNN celebrates Hillary: Blitzer toasts speech, dancing, party!" reads a headline at the conservative Drudge Report, linking to the video. But a CNN spokesman said Friday that Blitzer was not showing bias toward the Democratic nominee, only celebrating...
  • Caroline Shively, Fox "reporter" sounds like a DNC operative

    07/29/2016 5:41:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    7/29/16 | sff
    Held off posting about this woman, trying to give her the benefit of the doubt. She apparently works for Fox News Channel, and has been covering both conventions for the Miami Fox station. All last week she talked about how DARK and DIVISIVE the RNC was... well, today she gushed over Hillary and attacked Trump for....get this.... saying the Democrat Convention was "too positive".....
  • Leaked DNC Documents Show Plans To Reward Big Donors With Federal Appointments

    07/24/2016 9:05:10 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/24/2016 | CHUCK ROSS
    Democratic National Committee documents recently released by WikiLeaks include spreadsheets and emails that appear to show party officials planning which donors and prominent fundraisers to provide with appointments to federal boards and commissions. The documents, which were circulated among top DNC officials in April, could raise legal questions for the party, says Ken Boehm, the chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group. “The disclosed DNC emails sure look like the potential Clinton Administration has intertwined the appointments to federal government boards and commissions with the political and fund raising operations of the Democratic Party,” Boehm...
  • We cut away from the DNC protest to cover Boyz ii Men (CNN)

    07/25/2016 1:26:11 PM PDT · by llevrok · 34 replies
    7/25/2016
    Watching CNN. They just started covering a protest at the DEM Convention that was blocking delegates from entering the arena when Jake Tapper cut to reporter off so they could cover the Boys ii Men performance. All the news that's fit to spin.
  • Leaked Emails Show DNC Chair Told Chuck Todd Negative Coverage ‘Must Stop’ (Debbie Owns Chuck)

    07/23/2016 8:46:41 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 61 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | July 22nd, 2016
    Part of the cache of emails from top DNC officials reveals that DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz took issue with the negative coverage coming from MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, going so far as to email NBC’s Chuck Todd to tell the anchor that it “must stop.” The email was sent on May 18 to Todd with the subject “Chuck, this must stop.” In the email, Wasserman Schultz forwards Todd an article from Breitbart‘s Ian Hanchett glossing the criticism Wasserman Schultz had received from the Morning Joe co-host. Brzenzinski is quoted as saying that Wasserman Schultz “should step down” over her poor...
  • Why Readers See The Times as Liberal (Public Editor)

    07/24/2016 3:58:19 AM PDT · by Drango · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 23, 2016 | LIZ SPAYD
    I HAVE been here less than a month, but already I’ve discovered something that surely must be bad for business if your business is running The New York Times. ~snip this perception by many readers strikes me as poison. A paper whose journalism appeals to only half the country has a dangerously severed public mission. ~snip
  • BBC Scrubs ‘Ali’ From Munich Killer’s Name On TV, In Articles, AND On Social Media

    07/23/2016 11:45:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 54 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 7/23/16 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    The BBC has unilaterally chosen not to report the Munich attacker’s full name, in what appears to be an attempt to scrub any Muslim or Islamic heritage link to its coverage of the incident. Most sources at this point suggest that Ali David Sonboly – the Munich attacker who targeted children and killed nine yesterday – is not connected to radical Islam, but the BBC has gone to extraordinary lengths to try to keep any reference to his heritage out of its coverage, opting to name him only as “David Sonboly”. Other news organisations including the Wall Street Journal, Independent,...
  • Law professor who wore Black Lives Matter shirt to class has a long trail of student grievances

    07/22/2016 8:56:49 AM PDT · by Hube · 7 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/22/2016 | Samantha Figueroa
    When a law professor wore a Black Lives Matter shirt to class earlier this year, she saw it as a teaching tool and exercise in academic freedom. Some of her “concerned students” saw the gesture as an attempt to push her “personal beliefs” on them, but also a threat to their ability to become practicing lawyers – and told her so in a much-derided memo. The incident was revived this month after Inside Higher Ed confirmed the institution was southern California’s Whittier Law School, whose student body is majority-minority, and the professor was Patricia Leary. Though Leary’s public critique of...
  • How CNN muzzled victims' voices at the Republican National Convention

    07/19/2016 11:36:22 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/19/16 | Joel B. Pollak
    CNN cut away from speakers who spoke out against illegal immigration at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Monday night, turning instead to its daily stable of talking heads, and coming back for a conventional politician’s speech. Mary Ann Mendoza, Sabine Durden, and Jamiel Shaw, who each lost a child through crimes committed by illegal aliens, spoke from the heart about why they supported Donald Trump’s proposal to enforce immigration law and build a border wall. Shaw, who is black, told the tearful audience in Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena “You’d think Obama cared, and black lives mattered … Only...
  • ...Martin Luther King Jr. Stole "I Have a Dream Speech" From Black Republican

    07/19/2016 4:14:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jim Hoft
    ...Gaven Tradoux reported on the MLK Jr. penchant to plagiarize previously: “Even the much celebrated “I have a dream” speech of 1963 was plagiarized. By a peculiar turn of events, the source King raided for this was a speech given to the Republican National convention of 1952, by a black preacher named Archibald Carey.” Archibald Carey was appointed Chair of the President’s Committee on Government Employment Policy by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 3, 1957. He was the first African-American to hold this position. Mr. Carey also served as an alternate delegate from the United States to the United...
  • Boston U. Panel Finds Plagiarism by Dr. King

    07/19/2016 4:03:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/11/91
    A committee of scholars appointed by Boston University concluded today that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. plagiarized passages in his dissertation for a doctoral degree at the university 36 years ago. "There is no question," the committee said in a report to the university's provost, "but that Dr. King plagiarized in the dissertation by appropriating material from sources not explicitly credited in notes, or mistakenly credited, or credited generally and at some distance in the text from a close paraphrase or verbatim quotation."
  • Joe Biden plagiarised Neil Kinnock speech

    07/19/2016 3:52:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    UK TELEGRAPH ^ | 8/23/08
    What's in a quote? For Joe Biden, his plagiarisation of a speech delivered by Neil Kinnock, then Labour leader, helped put pay to his own campaign to win the Democrats' presidential nomination more than 20 years ago. The speech by Mr Kinnock, as he desperately tried to remodel and rebuild the Labour Party, was widely judged to be a dramatic and powerful piece of political rhetoric - making it particularly tempting
  • Biased news feeds on my iPhone search screen.

    07/15/2016 1:27:44 PM PDT · by VinceASA · 37 replies
    Myself | 07/15/2016 | Myself
    I've been frustrated by biased news feeds that show up unsolicited on my iPhone when I access my search bar or sometimes when I wake the device up. I just looked and saw this: Does anyone know how to shut this off? What really ticks me off is that Apple is pushing this stuff out.
  • Obama, Biden make ESPY appearances [Fake Sports Network in Tank]

    07/14/2016 6:28:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/13/16 | Nicole Duran
    ...Obama taped an anti-gun violence message for the 2016 ESPY Awards... ....Joe Biden is presenting the 2016 Jimmy V Perseverance ESPY to long-time television sports reporter Craig Sager, who is battling cancer.
  • More Questions Emerge About Skewed Hillary Polls (how they're rigged in order to push the Witch)

    07/13/2016 3:11:59 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | July 13, 2016
    One glimpse at the massive variance between the last two days polls in swing states suggests something very odd is going on.Quinnipac: Pennsylvania Trump +2 Ohio Tied Florida Trump +3 Monmouth: Iowa Trump +2 NBC/WSJ: Pennsylvania Clinton +9 Ohio Tied Iowa Clinton +3 Or graphically... [Pennsylvania white voters: Trump, 40% Clinton, 40% Pennsylvania black voters: Trump, 0% Clinton, 91%; Ohio white voters: Trump, 43% Clinton, 33% Ohio black voters: Trump, 0% Clinton, 88% -- WSJ/NBC/Marist poll] Simply put, as The Daily Bell notes, given the post-Email-gate disapproval ratings... A majority of Americans disapprove of the FBI’s recommendation not to charge...
  • Arthur Schwartz Tweet Via Frank Quattrone [Tweet Re: Comey & FBI]

    07/05/2016 1:52:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 70 replies
    https://twitter.com/FrankQuattrone ^ | 7/5/16 | Arthur Schwartz
    FBI Director Comey: No "reasonable prosecutor" would bring charges against Hillary ClintonSays the man who once indicted me over a 23-word email that encouraged my team to save subpoenaed documents
  • Gingrich: New York Times, Washington Post in 'all-out war' against Trump

    07/03/2016 5:10:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 3, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that two of the country’s most prominent newspapers are in an “all-out war” against Donald Trump. During a radio interview with John Catsimatidis, Gingrich blasted the news outlets, saying they are lying about the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “Both The New York Times and The Washington Post have been in an all-out war to try to redefine Donald Trump,” he said. Gingrich pointed to a Times article that portrayed Trump as often being inappropriate with women. The report relied on testimony from dozens of women who have interacted with...
  • DOJ personnel to receive ‘implicit bias’ training

    06/29/2016 7:46:48 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 17 replies
    Federal Soup (federal employee news) website ^ | June 28, 2016 | Federal Soup news staff
    DOJ personnel to receive ‘implicit bias’ training The Justice Department of said it will incorporate “implicit bias” training as part of its regular training program for all DOJ law enforcement agents and prosecutors. By FederalSoup Staff Jun 28, 2016 [snip] “Through the new training, over 28,000 department employees will learn how to recognize and address their own implicit bias, which are the unconscious or subtle associations that individuals make between groups of people and stereotypes about those groups,” said an announcement of the new training. “Implicit bias can affect interactions and decisions due to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion...
  • Media thinks it’s a scandal that Trump campaign tends to contract with Trump businesses

    06/23/2016 10:27:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Because they know nothing about how successful people get things done. First of all, when I say the media think something is a scandal - even though no one is using the word “scandal” - here’s why I say it. You will see headlines and stories about things that seem quite unremarkable. Candidate contracts with vendor for services. Person uses certain word. Public official makes comment about this or that. The reporting may appear very matter-of-fact, but what you have to look at is the news judgment that led the media to mention it at all. For instance, we told...
  • Uncovering the Biases in State-Level Polling Data

    06/15/2016 11:55:17 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 16, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    In addition to clear polling bias against GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump at the national level, we see the same pro-liberal bias within the state data. It's not just in places like Utah, but all across the nation. The problem is so deep and widespread that only fools would attempt to average the datasets to assess the actual mood of the electorate. All of this data needs to be corrected prior to averaging, and if that is done, it becomes abundantly clear that Trump is likely leading Hillary Clinton by at least several points at the national level, and statewide...
  • Why has the media suddenly forgotten the leftist's recent call to ASSAULT Trump voters?!

    06/15/2016 7:33:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    sff
    Just a reminder: before the Orlando murder rampage by the Homosexual Asian Muslim Democrat, the leftist blogosphere and social media was on FIRE with leftist "spokespeople" saying it was all fine and dandy to assault and get violent with Trump supporters. Anyone remember that? Seems to have been scrubbed......
  • Trump, the La Raza Judge, and the RINO's

    06/07/2016 3:27:58 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 34 replies
    Vanity | June 7, 2016 | Behind the Blue Wall
    Apologies for the vanity, but for me, this episode with Trump, the La Raza judge and the RINO's running for cover perfectly encapsulates why Trump is the GOP's (and thus America's) only hope right now. The people using this incident to jump off of the Trump bandwagon are about the stupidest most idiotic people currently walking the face of the Earth. EVERYONE knows that judges can be biased based on their background and heritage, MOST OF ALL the LEFT-WING media/Democrat Party who are supposedly clutching their pearls in shock. The judge in this case has already clearly demonstrated his bias...
  • Straight White Men Banned From Equality Conference

    06/07/2016 1:41:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    heat street ^ | 6/7/16 | Cat Reid
    News that a university lecturers’ union has banned straight, white men from attending their equality conferences in a bid to create “safe spaces” is deeply depressing. News that a university lecturers’ union has banned straight, white men from attending their equality conferences in a bid to create “safe spaces” is deeply depressing. ....excluding straight, white men from taking part in these conferences completely undermines their point. How are people expected to tackle minority issues when, in the most crass manner, one of the root causes of that problem is specifically excluded from participating – as though it didn’t exist? It...
  • La Raza Lawyers in fact affiliated with La Raza

    06/05/2016 2:56:13 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 49 replies
    La Raza Lawyers of California ^ | Today | La Raza Lawyers of California
    Even as he contends that Trump has a right to challenge Judge Curiel, Alberto Gonzalez writes "Curiel is, reportedly, a member of a group called La Raza Lawyers of San Diego. Trump’s aides, meanwhile, have indicated that they believe Curiel is a member of the National Council of La Raza, a vocal advocacy organization that has vigorously condemned Trump and his views on immigration. The two groups are unaffiliated, and Curiel is not a member of NCLR." HOWEVER: La Raza Lawyers of California is most definitely affiliated with La Raza. He's a member of the La Raza Lawyers of California...
  • Why is it OK to praise a "Wise Latina" judge but not criticize a biased Mexican one?

    06/04/2016 4:55:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Another thing up for discussion, if anyone is interested. I heard more screeching criticism of Trump for saying the pro-illegal immigrant Hispanic judge on his civil case is being unfair. According to the crying in the media, Trump is wrong for pointing out the judge may have a bias. But a few years ago, all the media could do regarding the SCOTUS nominee, named by Valerie's man child, S Sotomayor, was point out she was a LATINA who was "wise". I would question that--the Republicans rolled over in fear at her nomination--but isn't it a little two faced to say...
  • Ali was a successful braggadocio, media lauds; Trump the same...but hated...

    06/04/2016 1:17:32 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    6/4/16 | sff
    Just had FOX News on the past hour or so. They cannot get enough of the adulation for Muhammed Ali. I'm not creating the thread to debate the pros or cons of that position. Just want to observe: they're playing clip after clip of Ali boasting of his power and skill and abilities. And the media is saying what a wonderful fellow he was. Seems to me there is a parallel today in another arena.
  • Donald Trump wants to disqualify a judge purely because of his ethnicity [New "racist!" meme]

    06/02/2016 6:47:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    vox ^ | 6/2/16 | Dara Lind
    After months of underhanded attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge presiding over two class-action suits against Trump University, Donald Trump finally came out and said it: people with "Mexican heritage" can't be trusted to put American values first. Here's what he told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday: Mr. Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel had "an absolute conflict" in presiding over the litigation given that he was "of Mexican heritage" and a member of a Latino lawyers’ association. Mr. Trump said the background of the judge, who was born in Indiana to Mexican immigrants, was relevant...
  • Megyn attacks Trump because Trump says Hispanic judge is being unfair in his trial

    06/02/2016 6:22:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    Apparently Trump gave an interview with the WSJ and said the Hispanic judge is, in Trump's opinion, BIASED against him. Trump says the Hispanic judge seems to hate the idea of immigration law being enforced, a wall, etc. The judge, says Trump, is unfair. Megyn then nearly screamed that the judge ISN'T a member of "La Raza"....Just a member of a group that promotes HISPANIC LAWYERS. Well, okay, what is the name of that group, Megyn? And by the way, doesn't it show a racial favoritism to promote ONLY certain ethnicities of lawyers, Megyn? Would Megyn defend with screeching a...
  • CNN: “CLINTON VIOLATED THE LAW, BUT COMMITTED NO CRIME” WHAT?

    06/02/2016 11:22:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 117 replies
    Downtrend ^ | May 26, 2016 | Robert Gehl
    How in bed with Hillary Clinton is the mainstream media? Well, you can simply look to the CNN article about Hillary’s e-mail sever scandal to get a hint. The relatively long article details the results of the Inspector General’s report and tries to remain objective by showing both sides: -snip Anyway, at the end of the article, there’s this line: "Clinton violated the law, but committed no crime." Let that sink in for a minute … Clinton violated the law, but committed no crime.
  • HonestReporting's first 3 videos discuss "8 Categories of Media Bias"

    06/02/2016 6:54:31 AM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies
    http://honestreporting.com/ ^ | various | Honest Reporting
    Today's e-mail update from HonestReporting provided the link to the third video and prompted me to locate the previous two episodes. Here are links to the first three available topics in one thread:HonestReporting's first three video reports discussing 8 Categories of Media Bias #1 Misleading Terminology 6:20 #2 Imbalanced Reporting 4:44 #3 Opinions disguised as news 6:48
  • Miami "news" on Trump today: Lead with Trump University "tactics"; Vets help second...

    06/01/2016 2:58:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    6/1/16 | sff
    Watching the local Miami media, the most important aspect of the Trump campaign ISN'T his 30 minute press conference. Or the millions he raised for charity. Or the impassioned plea from the military veteran who took to the podium.... No, the BIG story in Miami is.... wait for it....a judge released papers from the Trump University lawsuit. Now Trump DID address the suit in the presser, but his words regarding it were not part of the "news" coverage. The veterans groups were mentioned.... after the "emotional" tactics used by Trump's sales force were emphasized.
  • Katie Couric And The Anti-Gun Documentary: Not Just Vanishing Journalism Ethics, But Vanishing

    05/30/2016 8:58:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ethics Alarms ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Ethicsalarms
    Just in time for the Presidential campaign, old friend Katie Couric has been kind enough to remind us just how little we can trust journalists, how arrogant they are regarding their unethical methods, and how the profession that is supposed to protect democracy is now a threat to it.Having failed in her effort to be a network news anchor and a talk-show host, the former “Today Show” star  is now biding her time at Yahoo News waiting for a comeback opportunity. She served as executive producer and narrator of “Under the Gun,” an anti-gun documentary written, produced, and directed by...
  • NFL Hires Bill Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart [Another Reason To Not Watch]

    05/25/2016 6:38:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/19/16 | Daniel Halper
    The National Football League has hired a former White House press secretary in the Bill Clinton administration. Joe Lockhart was named today the league's new executive vice president of communications. NBC Sports calls the hire "insulation for commissioner Roger Goodell."
  • Washington Post Editorial Board Writes Socialism-Free Critique of Venezuela

    05/25/2016 12:11:01 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 25, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Washington Post sure knows how to very carefully nibble around the edges when it comes to criticizing the economic system that brought disaster to a country. In this case, the Post's editorial board managed to severely criticize Venezuela for being a complete economic failure despite have the largest known oil reserves of any nation in the world. It had to be an incredibly disastrous economic system to bring such a nation so low that now it is running out of food, toilet paper, and beer. So do you think the Washington Post editorial named that system? Nope. Instead they...