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  • High School Summer Reading List Canceled Over Conservative Authors

    06/23/2017 3:49:19 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6.22.2017 | Trey Sanchez
    A teacher at a public high school in Alabama sent his students home with a summer reading list chock full of conservative authors from which to choose, including Ann Coulter, Ronald Reagan, Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, and libertarian John Stossel. But parents became concerned that it leaned too far right and so now, the kids don’t have to read anything over the summer.
  • Londoners Arrested for Anti-Muslim Internet Posts [semi-satire]

    06/19/2017 1:22:21 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 June 2017 | John Semmens
    London Mayor Sadiq Khan praised the bravery and initiative of City police in their quick response to anti-Muslim commentary following recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London. “The adherence of Muslims to the tenets of their faith is protected by laws guaranteeing freedom of religion,” he said. “As pointed out by Shaikh Mohammad Tawhidi in Australia earlier this week, it is not a sin for a Muslim to kill a non-believer. It is a sin for a Christian to not turn the other cheek. By the tenets of the two faiths there is no justification for the criticism leveled against...
  • Trump shirt censored, now school has to re-issue yearbook

    06/16/2017 10:35:36 AM PDT · by Hadean · 42 replies
    USA Today ^ | 06/16/2017 | Mike Davis
    <p>WALL, N.J. — High school yearbooks that featured digitally-altered photographs of students supporting President Trump will be reissued, the school district superintendent said.</p> <p>In a letter to parents issued Thursday, Superintendent Cheryl Dyer outlined a series of "mistakes," including the intentional alteration of a student's T-shirt to remove a Trump campaign logo.</p>
  • Trump yearbook censorship: Wall teacher is a registered Democrat

    06/13/2017 3:33:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Asbury Park Press | June 13, 2017 | Mike Davis
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.app.com/story/news/education/in-our-schools/2017/06/13/trump-yearbook-photo-censored-teacher-suspended/392665001/
  • School probing why pro-Trump yearbook photos were altered [Wall Township NJ]

    06/10/2017 9:09:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2017 2:04 PM EDT
    A New Jersey school district is investigating why the yearbook photos of two high school students were altered to remove President Donald Trump’s name on clothing they wore. The Wall Township district also is probing why a Trump quote submitted by the freshman class president wasn’t included under her photo while a quote by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appeared under the senior class president’s photo. One student wore a sweater vest with Trump’s name on it; another student wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Trump Make America Great Again.” But neither feature appeared in the photos published in the...
  • YouTube Banned Me, But Not the Hate Imams

    06/07/2017 4:18:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    One of the many maddening takeaways from the London Bridge jihad attack is this: If you post videos on YouTube radicalizing Muslim viewers to kill innocent people, YouTube will leave you alone. But if you post a video on YouTube honoring innocent people murdered by barbaric jihadists, your video will get banned. I know. It happened to me in 2006. Eleven years later, the selective censors at Google-YouTube still can't competently distinguish terrorist hate speech from political free speech. Islamic hate preachers such as Ahmad Musa Jibril, whose bloodthirsty rants against non-Muslims reportedly inspired the London Bridge ringleader, have flourished....
  • Mika Censors Kathy Griffin News: “We’re not Talking about It. Too Gross. Not Worth Doing”

    05/31/2017 7:05:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If, say, Greg Gutfield had held up a realistic-looking severed head of the previous president, do you think Morning Joe would have refused to cover the story? But on today’s Morning Joe, when a panelist made reference to “the Kathy Griffin news,” Mika Brzezinski put her foot down: “We’re not talking about it. I’m sorry, it’s too gross. It’s just not worth doing.” View the video here.
  • UK and European ISPs Now Blocking Jihad Watch — How You Can Combat Online Censorship

    05/27/2017 10:53:05 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 20 Mar, 2017 | Marc
    This is not new. It has been ongoing for years: when fascists are unable to control the narrative, they shut down the discussion. I am seeing now that most of the UK and many other European Internet service providers (ISPs) are blocking this as well as many other websites from being viewed. Not content with shadow banning academics guilty of wrongspeak from social media, attempting to turn them into unpersons, they are using blocking methods originally developed but rarely used to block criminal enterprises on the web (think scammers and pedophiles) with far more alacrity than when they were ever...
  • The Freakout Over Net Neutrality Makes No Sense

    05/22/2017 4:16:27 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/19/2017 | Staff
    Regulation: "Net neutrality" has become the Holy Grail of various so-called consumer organizations. But government regulation isn't what consumers need. Competition is. And there would be more of that if the government would get out of the way. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 to start undoing the massive expansion of the FCC's regulatory control over the internet, enacted two years ago by the Obama administration under the guise of protecting "net neutrality." From the reaction — or more accurately, the overreaction — from advocacy groups and know-nothing pundits, you'd think they'd just voted to exterminate the internet....
  • Interesting Interview with Gab.AI Founder on Internet Censorship

    05/22/2017 1:45:16 AM PDT · by Gen-X-Dad · 2 replies
    YouTube Channel, Computing Forever ^ | May 18, 2007 | Dave Cullen
    This is a very good interview on the current censorship of the internet by the progressive left. Dave Cullen of Computing Forever is interviewing Andrew Torba of Gab.Ai.
  • Newspaper Calls for Stricter Censorship [semi-satire]

    05/19/2017 1:24:57 PM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 May 2017 | John Semmens
    Citing the "need to protect the more sensitive among us from the psychological damage of words that could be construed as offensive," the editors of the Washington Post urged that "we unwed ourselves from the notion that freedom of speech is a vital or even necessary feature of a civilized society." "The right of freedom of speech does not have a meaningful quantum of value to the average person," the editors wrote. "The average person continually must refrain from saying things that would offend an employer, spouse, or friend in order to interact harmoniously with the people closest to him....
  • Where’s the ACLU When You Need It?

    05/12/2017 10:07:42 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 10, 2017 | Wendy Kaminer & Alan Dershowitz
    (Skip) The ACLU was once a nonpartisan organization focused on liberty and equality before the law. In recent years it has chosen its battles with an increasingly left-wing sensibility. In doing so, it has become considerably more equivocal and sometimes even hostile toward core civil liberties concerns of free speech and due process. (Skip) On balance, the organization has been a quiet friend more than an active opponent of campus censorship. How often have you heard the ACLU speak out against progressive censors? How often have you seen it quoted defending speech in coverage of censorship news, like the violent...
  • NETFLIX EDITS 'SCIENCE GUY' GENDER EPISODE

    05/04/2017 7:08:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    Washington Free Beacon excerpted on WORLD NET DAILY ^ | May 3, 2017 | Washington Free Beacon
    When uploaded to Netflix, an episode of the educational children’s show “Bill Nye the Science Guy” cut out a segment saying that chromosomes determine one’s gender. The original broadcast of the episode, entitled 'Probability', saw a young woman explain (at 9:07 below): “I’m a girl. Could have just as easily been a boy, though, ‘cause the probability of becoming a girl is always 1 in 2,” a young woman says in the show. “See, inside each of our cells are these things called chromosomes, and they control whether we become a boy or a girl.”
  • VANITY: Something very interesting. A Bing search only provides "Fake News" outlets.

    05/03/2017 5:46:40 AM PDT · by vannrox · 24 replies
    Bing ^ | 3APR17 | vannrox
    I wanted to do a search on what the content of the budget agreement was between Congress that is all in the news today. I wanted specifics. So I went on Google, and then on Bing, and then finally on Duckduckgo. What was so bothersome to me was that the top rated search items were all "Fake News". Nearly every single one. Yet the links to find the absolute content of the bill is located on pages 674 etc. Why is this so. I ask the FR audience to try it yourself. Type in Trump and budget, and april. Then...
  • Scientists Are Calling for NY Times Boycott Over Op-Ed by ‘Climate Change Denier’

    04/30/2017 7:45:01 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    The Wrap via SFGATE ^ | 04/28/2017 | Carli Velocci
    Multiple scientists and climate change advocates are calling for a boycott of The New York Times after an op-ed that they felt pushed anti-climate change agendas. The Friday column, the first written by Bret Stephens for the publication, uses the argument that data doesn’t always convey reality to make the point that climate change isn’t definite, despite evidence that supports the claim. He refers partially to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential run, chronicled in the recent book “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.” Authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes wrote that the campaign relied too much on data, one of the...
  • Mayor Fined for Demographic Observation [fake-satire]

    04/29/2017 3:19:02 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Robert Ménard, mayor of the town of Beziers in southern France, has been fined 2,000 euros for "hate speech." The "hate speech" consisted of his observation that in a school in the center of his town more than 90% of the students are Muslim. Judge Maurice Cador called Ménard's remarks "extraordinarily insensitive toward Muslims. His defense relied upon the assertion that he spoke the truth. Under our laws truth is not a valid defense. We concede that his statement was factually accurate. However, it is the government's policy to not call attention to the rising proportion of resident aliens in...
  • Fox News anchor, others hit network with race bias claims

    04/26/2017 8:24:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2017 | By Daniel Wiessner and Lawrence Hurley
    Fox News is facing renewed legal claims that it mistreated non-white employees, including a television anchor who said he was depicted as "the racist caricature of a black entertainer." Eleven current and former Fox employees, including anchor Kelly Wright, filed an amended lawsuit in New York state court on Tuesday claiming they were demeaned, humiliated, paid less than white coworkers, and passed over for promotions. The lawsuit was originally filed last month by two Fox News payroll employees. Tuesday's complaint added class action racial discrimination claims to the case.
  • NY Times: The Snowflakes Are Right About Limiting Free Speech

    04/25/2017 8:05:57 AM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4.25.2017 | Mark Tapson
    The New York Times published an op-ed Monday by New York University comparative literature professor Ulrich Baer, who argued that those young protesters derided as campus "snowflakes" who violently oppose speakers who offend leftist sensibilities are actually getting it right about free speech. Indeed, Baer concludes, "We should thank the student protestors, the activists in Black Lives Matter and other 'overly sensitive' souls for keeping watch over the soul of our republic." No we shouldn't. We must be vigilant against those totalitarian students, activists, and snowflakes in defense of our republic's soul.
  • Google targets 'fake news,' offensive search suggestions

    04/25/2017 8:36:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2017 10:04 AM EDT | Michael Liedtke
    Google has sprinkled some new ingredients into its search engine in an effort to prevent bogus information and offensive suggestions from souring its results. The changes have been in the works for four months, but Google hadn’t publicly discussed most of them until now. The announcement in a blog post Tuesday reflects Google’s confidence in a new screening system designed to reduce the chances that its influential search engine will highlight untrue stories about people and events, a phenomenon commonly referred to as “fake news.” “It’s not a problem that is going to go all the way to zero, but...
  • Dean Asserts that “Hate Speech Is Not Protected by the First Amendment” [semi-satire]

    04/23/2017 11:13:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    This week, former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Governor Howard Dean expressed his alarm that author Ann Coulter has not been effectively silenced by the University of California at Berkeley. Initially, the University forbade Coulter from speaking on campus citing the event as “dangerous.” After Coulter took steps to go ahead without the University’s official approval Dean became irate. “Coulter is notorious for rejecting the mainstream consensus on immigration, Muslims, taxes, welfare, you name it,” Dean maintained. “Her jibes are so venomous as to generate ridicule for those who hold opposing views. Clearly, she hates liberals and the victims we...