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  • Clinton Admin Feared Internet's Ability to Democraticize News 3 Years Before Drudge Bombshell

    04/19/2014 5:05:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Three years before Matt Drudge changed the world and how news would be consumed, President Bill Clinton's White House feared that the Internet was allowing average citizens, especially conservatives, to bypass legacy gatekeepers and access information that had previously been denied to them by the mainstream press. The infamous 1995 "conspiracy commerce memo" tried to demonize and discredit alternative media outlets on the right to mainstream media organizations and D.C. establishment figures. The memo notes that the "Internet has become one of the major and most dynamic modes of communication" and "can link people, groups and organizations together instantly." "Moreover,...
  • Newly released Clinton document describes Internet as ‘right wing’ tool of ‘conspiracy commerce’

    04/18/2014 5:16:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies
    Newly released Clinton document describes Internet as ‘right wing’ tool of ‘conspiracy commerce’ Posted By Giuseppe Macri On 6:01 PM 04/18/2014 In | No Comments A previously unreleased White House document among the 7,500 published by the Clinton presidential library Friday warns that the burgeoning Internet of 1995 is being “seized” by the “right wing” and turned into a “communication stream of conspiracy commerce.” The 1995 report, titled “The Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce,” describes the Internet as a new method of communication ”employed by the right wing” and used to “convey their fringe stories into legitimate subjects of coverage...
  • Obama Drafting Bill to Take Control of the Internet!!!

    03/23/2009 3:50:07 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 32 replies · 2,302+ views
    Dr Bulldog ^ | 3/23/09 | Dr Bulldog
    Obama Drafting Bill to Take Control of the Internet!!! This is some freakin’ Orwellian stuff! If this bill goes through and gives power to Obama to control the Internet, you can rest assured that conservative bloggers and websites will be shut down left and right! Post a link to this article wherever you visit today and email it to everyone you know! This is war!!! A bill to shift cybersecurity to White House by Stephanie Condon - news.cnet.com Forthcoming legislation would wrest cybersecurity responsibilities from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and transfer them to the White House, a proposed...
  • Senate Wants Presidential Control of the Internet

    08/28/2009 7:53:27 PM PDT · by Clint Williams · 15 replies · 655+ views
    Dahota Voice ^ | 8/28/9 | Bob Ellis
    The power-grabs from this Constitutionally-belligerent liberal government just keep rolling. Taking over huge sections of the banking industry wasn’t enough. Taking over the auto industry wasn’t enough. Taking over the energy industry wasn’t enough. Taking over the health care industry still wasn’t enough. Now they want to take control of the entire internet.
  • Video: Hillary Clinton Speaks at NUSEUM Single Internet Freedom Cyber-Freedom! Promotes CENSORSHIP!

    01/22/2010 5:14:25 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 11 replies · 408+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 1-11-10 | James
    Hillary Clinton Speaks at NUSEUM Single Internet Freedom Cyber-Freedom! Secretary Clinton mentioned the launch of a competition to improve information exchanges: "We stand for a single internet where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge and ideas.....this freedom is no longer defined by whether citizens can go into the town square and criticize their government without fear of retribution....blogs have created new targets for censorship....we must also work against those who use the internet as tools of disruption and fear." Code word: CENSORSHIP!
  • FLASHBACK: HILLARY CLINTON SAYS INTERNET NEWS NEEDS 'RETHINK'

    09/25/2005 2:29:17 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 63 replies · 8,507+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 9/25/05 | Matt Drudge
    China on Sunday imposed new media restrictions designed to limit the news and other information available to Internet users, sharply restricting the scope of content that can be posted on Web sites. Hillary Rodham Clinton said IN 1998 during a meeting with reporters said that "we are all going to have to rethink how we deal with" the Internet because of the handling of White House sex scandal stories on Web sites. Clinton was asked whether she favored curbs on the Internet, after the DRUDGE REPORT made headlines with coverage of her husband's affair with a White House intern. "We...
  • Hillary's plan to silence Internet journalists (Poe commentary)

    07/06/2005 4:37:31 AM PDT · by ViLaLuz · 40 replies · 2,964+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 6, 2005 | Richard Poe
    HILLARY'S SECRET WAR Hillary's plan to silence Internet journalists Posted: July 6, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: The following is an eye-opening sneak preview of New York Times best-selling author Richard Poe's revealing book, "Hillary's Secret War." Whereas Edward Klein's book on the New York senator reveals previously unknown aspects of her personal life, Poe's expose focuses on how Hillary Clinton and the left's "shadow government" have labored to put her and her far-left agenda in the White House by controlling the still-uncensored flow of real news to Americans – via the Internet. If that sounds too fantastic...
  • BLOGGERS SCORE CBS VICTORY - Hillary's 1998 Take on Internet Bloggers (Future Free Speech Alert)

    09/15/2004 8:57:09 AM PDT · by AWestCoaster · 21 replies · 1,575+ views
    NO GATEKEEPING Our president's latest scandal was broken by Internet columnist Matt Drudge, who reported that Newsweek had spiked a story about Monica Lewinsky. Some people see that as a black eye for the print media and a victory for the Internet. Not First Lady Hillary Clinton, who was asked about the Net's role in dissemination of news at a press conference on February 11. "As exciting as these new developments are there are a number of serious issues without any kind of editing function or gate-keeping function. What does it mean to have the right to defend your reputation,...
  • Chinese blogger jailed under crackdown on 'internet rumours'

    04/18/2014 9:16:15 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 14 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | April 18 2014 | Not Attributed
    A Chinese court has jailed a blogger for three years, state media has reported – the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called internet rumours. Qin Zhihui, one of hundreds of bloggers reportedly detained in an official campaign to assert greater control over China's popular social media, was found guilty of "slander" and "picking quarrels and provoking troubles", state broadcaster CCTV said on Thursday.
  • The slow death of free speech

    04/16/2014 9:04:49 AM PDT · by Psalm_2 · 20 replies
    The Spectator ^ | April 19 2014 | Mark Steyn
    How the Left, here and abroad, is trying to shut down debate — from Islam and Israel to global warming and gay marriage ... At Brandeis University, we are learning the hierarchy of the new multiculti caste system. .... In theory, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is everything the identity-group fetishists dig: female, atheist, black, immigrant. If conservative white males were to silence a secular women’s rights campaigner from Somalia, it would be proof of the Republican party’s ‘war on women’, or the encroaching Christian fundamentalist theocracy ... But when the snivelling white male who purports to be president of Brandeis (one...
  • Banned in the British Library: You can check out Hamas’s websites, but not the Middle East Forum’s

    04/08/2014 6:59:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/08/2014 | Daniel Pipes
    A number of prominent counter-jihadis, such as Geert Wilders, have the distinction of being banned from entry into the United Kingdom — and, now, Her Majesty’s Government, in its wisdom, appears to have banned on some public computers two websites connected to me. It’s not quite the same, admittedly, and I am working to get this ban removed, but I also wear it as a perverse badge of honor given that government’s shameful record vis-à-vis Islamism. Say you’re in the British Library, the national depository library and a government institution, roughly equivalent to the Library of Congress in the...
  • Schumer Denounces Supreme Court Election Spending Ruling

    04/07/2014 9:58:52 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Apr 2014 | John Semmens
    Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) denounced this week’s Supreme Court ruling allowing individuals to donate to as many political causes and candidates as they please. “The worst thing about this decision is that it will hamper the Government’s ability to regulate speech,” Schumer complained. “Critics may end up almost as well financed as spokespersons for the government. That is a formula for dissent and disunity.” “The limits struck down by the Court cut the legal ground out from the Administration’s program of using the IRS to scrutinize and restrain groups that contribute to dissension and disunity,” the Senator added. “Fortunately, the...
  • GOOGLE'S DISCRIMINATORY LEFTISM

    04/04/2014 8:31:49 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2014 | By Ben Shapiro
    On February 6, Google revealed not only its dramatic bias against conservatism, but against reality. How else to explain an email received by WorldNetDaily’s Joseph Farah with regard to the Google AdSense policy? The email announced that AdSense would be cancelling WorldNetDaily’s account thanks to a “policy violation email this morning regarding negative/hate speech particularly with the repeated references to ‘black mobs,’ although I don’t know that this is specifically what it’s limited to.” According to Farah, Google wrote, “The reviewers cited a number articles [sic] with usage of this term specifically and in general asks that no ad code...
  • White House in a tizzy over Samsung’s use of Obama-Ortiz selfie

    04/03/2014 12:12:38 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 4/3/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The White House is in a tiff over Samsung’s use of a selfie shot taken Thursday of the president and Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz as a quick and easy marketing ploy. “As a rule, the White House objects to attempts to use the president’s likeness for commercial purposes,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said, The Hill reported. At the same time, Mr. Carney refused to say whether attorneys for the administration were calling Samsung to get the company to stop using the snapshot, the media outlet said.
  • Gosnell Filmmakers Quit Kickstarter, Claiming Censorship

    04/02/2014 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Diago · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | April 1, 2014 2:44 PM | Josh Encinias
    --> NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE          www.nationalreview.com           April 1, 2014 2:44 PM Gosnell Filmmakers Quit Kickstarter, Claiming CensorshipFilmmakers have raised over $195,000 in five days By Josh Encinias Makers of a film on abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell say the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter singled out their project for special objections. They have ankled the massively popular platform in favor of another crowdfunding site. Ann and Phelim Media have  raised nearly $200,000 in five days on crowdfunding site Indiegogo for a planned movie about Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist who was convicted in 2013 on a host of charges including multiple illegal...
  • MOZILLA, MO’ PROBLEMS: RITUAL SACRIFICE IN SILICON VALLEY

    04/02/2014 2:38:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    First Things ^ | 4/2/2014
    Silicon Valley is in an uproar. Angry blog posts have been written, resignations tendered, and boycotts organized, with no sign that the furor is likely to abate. Seeing such ruckus, a casual observer might assume that some fallout had finally resulted from the shocking revelation that several of the largest names in the technology industry—including Google, Apple, Intel, and others—have secretly colluded to drive down wages among software engineers and executives for the better part of the past decade. In fact it concerns nothing of the sort, but rather the appointment of a man named Brendan Eich to the role...
  • Mainstream Media Runs Away from Democratic Chinatown Gangster/Gun-Controller Story

    03/29/2014 9:02:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/28/14 | Alec Torres
    Leland Yee should be making national headlines. A Democratic state senator from San Francisco, a statewide candidate until this week, and a rising member of Nancy Pelosi and Diane Feinstein’s Democratic political machine, was arrested on Wednesday by the Justice Department for wire fraud, corruption, and his alleged involvement in illegal gun deal between Chinatown gangsters and Islamist militants. **SNIP** Yet four of the most prominent news outlets in America — CNN, USA Today, Politico and the Chicago Sun-Times — made no mention of the Leland Yee scandal within two days of the story breaking. When Politico finally ran a...
  • Moscow Slams Closure of Russian TV in Ukraine

    03/25/2014 11:31:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 3-25-2014 | Konstantin Dolgov
    A ruling by a Ukrainian court to suspend broadcasts of four Russian TV channels in Ukraine is an attack against human rights and media freedom, a senior Russian diplomat said on Tuesday. The District Administrative Court in Kiev ruled to suspend broadcasts of Russia's Rossiya 24, Channel One, RTR Planeta, and NTV-World in Ukraine pending hearings on a permanent ban. "Undoubtedly, this should be viewed only as an infringement on democratic freedoms and as a violation of Ukraine's international obligations. Certainly, millions of [Russian-speaking] residents of this country have the right to watch [Russian] TV and have access to [other]...
  • ‘Their viewpoint kills people’: Stanford revokes funding for pro-marriage conference after backlash

    03/24/2014 8:46:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    life site news ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    PALO ALTO, CA, March 21, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of about 100 homosexual activists at Stanford University have successfully intimidated the Graduate Student Council (GSC) into withdrawing $600 in previously-approved funding for a pro-marriage conference to be held on campus in April. The university administration also tried to charge the organizers $5,000 for security costs, but backed down amidst public pressure after the organizers accused them of “impos[ing] a tax on free speech.” The Stanford Anscombe Society (SAS) is sponsoring the event, called “Communicating Values: Marriage, Family and the Media.” Featuring prominent pro-family speakers, the event’s goal is “to...
  • Anti-Science: Those Who Wish to Debate Climate Threatened with Death or Jail

    03/23/2014 7:37:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 46 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 03/23/2014 - 19:19 | Posted by : George Washington ( User Nmare?)
    Preface:  The scientific method requires allowing a free-for-all of hypotheses, which then rise or fall based upon the results of actual experiments.  In other words, science means that you throw out theories - no matter how good they look on paper - that are disproven by experimental results, and adopt those confirmed by the results. [Economics is supposed to do that, too ... but hasn't.]For example, putting Galileo to death because he didn’t agree with the “accepted” consensus that the Sun revolved around the Earth was not a great example of the scientific method. Instead of conducting experiments to see...
  • Texas Town Pays Ted Nugent $16K to Stay Away From 4th of July Concert

    03/23/2014 9:54:31 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 70 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 21st, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    The town of Longview, Texas has reportedly paid conservative rocker Ted Nugent $16,000 to make sure he does not play at their annual 4th of July concert this summer. That figure represents half of the amount Nugent would have been guaranteed if the performance happened as scheduled. -snip- “I’m sad the City of Longview has done this. I think it was done by a great deal of political correctness, political pressure,” Gregg County Republican Party Chair Keith Rothra told KLTV. “We have various performers who have made all kinds of statements that rattled people’s conscience and yet they are still...
  • YouTube Censors Major Anti-Obama Channel

    03/23/2014 12:37:29 PM PDT · by Main Street · 74 replies
    ConservativeByte.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | conservativebyte
    Unreal. This is outrageous that government has been given this power. Check it out: A major anti-Obama YouTube channel with 55 million views was shut down yesterday just days after a new policy went into effect handing governments the power to flag “extremist” content on the video sharing website. Media commentator and activist Mark Dice, whose channel had 55 million views and 265,000 subscribers, had his account suspended yesterday for what YouTube described as “severe terms of service violations”. The channel was not deleted due to copyright issues. The most popular videos on Dice’s channel lambasted supporters of Barack Obama....
  • Pro-Life High School Group Says Principal Banned Them From Using Life-Sized Fetus Models

    03/16/2014 10:37:48 PM PDT · by Robwin · 8 replies
    CBS Connecticut ^ | March 16, 2014 | CBS Connecticut
    A high school student who founded a pro-life club says the principal banned her group from using life-sized fetus models as displays. Samantha Bailey-Loomis, a 17-year-old senior at Branford High School tells WWLP-TV that the school’s principal, Lee Panagoulias, refused to let them set up the fetus models during lunch. “He tells us that this topic in particular is too controversial to be talked about in public school,” she explained to WWLP. Samantha, founder of Students for Life Club, stated that other high school clubs have had no problem setting up their tables during lunch.
  • U.S. government to cede control of key Internet body

    03/14/2014 8:15:08 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2014 | Washington Times
    SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. government is relinquishing its control of the Internet's address system in a shift that may raise questions about the future direction of online innovation and communications. The decision announced Friday begins a long-planned transition affecting the stewardship of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN. Although other countries have had a say in how the Internet is run, the U.S. government retained veto power over ICANN. The Commerce Department hopes to end its ICANN oversight by the time its contract expires in September 2015. Proposals for a new ICANN stewardship will be...
  • ‘We’re Going to Get Creamed’: Lerner Emails Paint Picture of Planning 501(c)(4) Scrutiny

    03/12/2014 11:04:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 11, 2014 - 5:44 pm | Rodrigo Sermeño
    A House committee report claims Lois Lerner, who oversaw the Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, lied to Congress about her involvement in the targeting scandal. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a report Tuesday concluding that Lerner “created unprecedented roadblocks for Tea Party organizations” and “worked surreptitiously to advance new Obama administration regulations that curtail the activities of existing 501(c)(4) organizations.” […] The emails paint a picture of IRS officials being aware of the potential political consequences of their actions and the increasing attention on the issue. On several occasions, Lerner received...
  • Carney Explains President’s “God’s Will” Comment

    03/09/2014 11:15:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 March 2014 | John Semmens
    Speaking to a group of “pro-choice” advocates for government-funded abortions, President Obama praised them as “doing God’s work.” In a bid to stem criticism from “pro life” opponents of abortion, Press Secretary Jay Carney suggested that “since God is supposed to be all-powerful, how can the President’s assertion be wrong?” “When a person dies the devoutly religious often say God has called him back to heaven,” Carney recalled. “So, if a doctor sends a fetus back to heaven who’s to say he isn’t doing God’s work? Look at all the suffering that is averted. An unwanted child is spared a...
  • COLD SHOULDER: ABC, CBS Exclude Scientists Critical of Global Warming for More Than 1,300 Days

    03/06/2014 7:07:56 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 03/06/2014 | Sean Long
    Like a simple parlor trick, the networks are able to make skeptical scientists vanish, at least from the eyes of their viewers. In some cases, the broadcast networks have failed to include such scientists for years, while including alarmist scientists within the past six months. ABC, CBS and NBC's lengthy omission of scientists critical of global warming alarmism propped up the myth of a scientific consensus, despite the fact that many scientists and thousands of peer-reviewed studies disagree. Neither CBS nor ABC have included a skeptical scientists in their news shows within the past 1,300 days, but both networks included...
  • The Gag Order Heard Round The World

    03/05/2014 9:12:44 AM PST · by Valpal1 · 19 replies
    SteynOnLine ^ | 3/5/14 | Mark Steyn
    I've been told by various experts in America's "justice" system that I shouldn't risk incurring the wrath of judges by talking about them. We'll see how that pans out. But I'm heartened by the stirring example of Lou Pelletier, a Connecticut father who took his sick daughter to hospital in Boston only to have her kidnapped by the tinpot tyrants of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. That was a year ago. Since then he has been under a "gag order" imposed by Suffolk County judge Joseph Johnston. Initially, Mr Pelletier abided by the terms of the gag order,...
  • President Complains Media Give too Much Credence to His Opponents

    03/01/2014 1:58:04 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Feb 2014 | John Semmens
    President Obama expressed his frustration with a news media that “feels compelled to give air time to opponents of my policies. We all know that there is no substance to the views of these malcontents, but out of a ‘knee-jerk’ compulsion to appear even-handed the media are allowing them to voice their opposition to a wide audience.” Obama acknowledged that “mainstream media outlets have been appropriately favorable in most of their coverage of what I'm trying to do, but the sliver of contention that they allow to be juxtaposed to the Administration's official proclamations is undermining the country's faith in...
  • Don't Let Your Voice Be Silenced

    02/27/2014 12:37:49 PM PST · by Noremac
    Communities Digital News ^ | February 27, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    Hello Everyone, On Tuesday night, I participated in a national conference call with the Executive Director, President and Chief Counsel of True The Vote - who, along with the Heritage Foundation, NumbersUSA, the NRA and even left leaning orgs like the ACLU, AARP and Sierra Club, are strongly opposing new, draconian IRS arbitrary rules designed to punish (mostly) those outside of the direct sphere of the White House and the Democrat Party's influence - i.e., Tea Party, Libertarian, the left that is not in Obama's camp, etc. I have a special request. I've published an article on Communities Digital News...
  • Appeals court in California orders YouTube to remove anti-Muslim film that sparked violence

    02/26/2014 2:44:57 PM PST · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Fox ^ | Published February 26, 2014
    A U.S. appeals court ordered YouTube on Wednesday to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in many parts of the Middle East, prompting widespread riots and influential clerics calling for the death of an American actress who sued for the removal of the clip from the site. The decision by a divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reinstated a lawsuit filed against YouTube by an actress who appeared briefly in the 2012 video that led to rioting and deaths because of its negative portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Gary Peters' Shameful War on a Brave Woman

    02/24/2014 4:09:22 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 8 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 24 February 2014 | Peter Roff
    USN&WR. Link only.
  • FCC Chairman Says Critics Are Overreacting to New Plan

    02/22/2014 9:15:36 AM PST · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Feb 2014 | John Semmens
    The Federal Communications Commission plan to send “researchers” into newsrooms in order to observe how stories are selected and reported has sparked fears of government intimidation and censorship. Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, said “the mere presence of agents of the government may exert a subtle pressure to slant reporting in a way that deters critical coverage of Administration policies.” Ajit Pai, one of the FCC's Commissioners, voiced his concern that “this claimed 'information gathering effort' to ascertain the 'philosophy' behind how those in the news media do their jobs could stifle dissent....
  • Turkish President Signs Internet Censorship Law

    02/18/2014 9:41:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 2/19/2014, 5:13 AM | Elad Benari
    Turkey’s president, Abdullah Gül, said Tuesday he had signed into force a controversial law voted in by the government that would tighten controls over web use, AFP reported. Gül said on his Twitter feed he promulgated the law—which the opposition and rights groups say infringes on citizens’ freedoms—after the government assured him it would soften parts of it through later amendments. …
  • Why is the Obama Administration Putting Government Monitors in Newsrooms?

    02/18/2014 3:32:28 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 130 replies
    aclj.org ^ | February 18, 2014 | Matthew Clark
    The Obama Administration’s Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is poised to place government monitors in newsrooms across the country in an absurdly draconian attempt to intimidate and control the media. Before you dismiss this assertion as utterly preposterous (we all know how that turned out when the Tea Party complained that it was being targeted by the IRS), this bombshell of an accusation comes from an actual FCC Commissioner. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai reveals a brand new Obama Administration program that he fears could be used in “pressuring media organizations into covering certain stories.” As Commissioner Pai explains in the Wall...
  • Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" Censored by the local classic rock station...

    02/18/2014 1:00:59 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 123 replies
    105.9 FM ^ | 2/18/14 | sff
    105.9 FM is the local classic rock station in south Florida.....just a few minutes ago, I was bored with everything else on the radio and hit that station...just in time to hear the beginning of the hit "Money for Nothing"... Imagine my surprise when the lyric got to: "That little faggot with the earring and the mink coat, Yeah, buddy, thats his own hair. That little faggot got his own jet airplane. That little faggot is a millionaire!" Funny lines....but the dreaded "slur" was clipped out! Absurd. Anyway, since I RARELY listen to music radio, I was wondering if this...
  • US Falls to 46th in Global Press Freedom Rankings

    02/18/2014 8:24:25 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Feb 2014 | John Semmens
    The annual report of Reporters without Borders rates the amount of “freedom of the press” that exists in each nation. In this year’s rankings the United States fell to 46th–meaning that 45 countries have a greater degree of freedom of the press than the US. Included among the countries ranking as more free than the US are former Communist nations (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Latvia, and Romania) and third world nations (Jamaica, Costa Rica, Namibia, Cape Verde, Uruguay, Ghana, Belize, Suriname, Antigua and Barbuda, El Salvador, Samoa, Botswana, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, and Papua New Guinea). Press...
  • ‘Bible’ Miniseries ‘Son of God’ Cuts Satan Scenes Featuring Obama Lookalike

    02/17/2014 3:09:57 PM PST · by Rio · 33 replies
    The Wrap Covering Hollywood ^ | 02/17/2014 | Jeff Sneider
    “Son of God” producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have cast Satan out of their upcoming Biblical epic about Jesus Christ, an individual familiar with the 20th Century Fox project has told TheWrap. “Son of God” is a reshaped version of last year’s hit History Channel miniseries “The Bible,” which co-starred Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni as Satan. Burnett and Downey came under fire last year because Ouazanni bears a striking resemblance to President Barack Obama, though the producers said at the time that the casting controversy was unintentional and merely coincidental. “Someone made a comment that the actor who played the...
  • Iranian mullah revives death fatwa against Salman Rushdie over Satanic Verses 25 years after issued

    02/17/2014 6:54:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 14:01 EST, 16 February 2014 | Mia de Graaf
    The Iranian clergy has revived Salman Rushdie’s death fatwa 25 years after it was issued over his “blasphemous” Satanic Verses. On February 14, 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called on all Muslims to murder the award-winning author and anyone involved in the publication of his work. This Friday, senior cleric Ahmad Khatami reminded worshipers at the Tehran Friday prayer that the “historical fatwa” is “as fresh as ever”. He added that even if Rushdie repents, it will not affect the sentence. …
  • Twitter Photos Blocked In Venezuela, Users Say

    02/15/2014 10:19:25 AM PST · by iontheball · 4 replies
    BuzzFeed World ^ | posted on February 13, 2014 at 10:51pm EST | Rosie Gray, Conz Preti, Michael Rusch
    WASHINGTON — Twitter photos and videos appear to be blocked in Venezuela as the government there attempts to reassert control amid widespread public protests. Three people were reportedly killed this week in massive student demonstrations in the capital Caracas, as protesters react to falling living standards. President Nicolas Maduro has called the protests a “neo-fascist” coup attempt, and sought the arrest of an opposition leader. The Venezuelan government has not commented on, or claimed credit for, the apparent Twitter block.
  • Formalizing Censorship through the IRS: Where's the Outrage?

    02/03/2014 5:41:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2014 | Sylvia Bokor
    As of February 1, IRS Reg-134417-13 ruling, intended to curtail political participation by non-profit groups, received 20,880 comments. The IRS will take comments until February 27, 2014.Our population is a little over three hundred and ten million. In view of that, twenty thousand comments is a pitiful showing. It most certainly is not enough to demand thorough rejection of this extraordinary ruling. I can only conclude that most Americans are unaware of the ruling, let alone know what it actually proposes. So let us be clear.The IRS Reg-134417-13 ruling proposes to forbid non-profits to hold voter registration drives, advertise, promote, and engage...
  • Conservative website shuttered after libel ruling [Free Dominion]

    01/29/2014 7:14:41 AM PST · by conniew · 350 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | January 28, 2014 | Andrew Duffy
    Conservative website shuttered after libel ruling Ottawa lawyer Richard Warman wins long-running legal battle By Andrew Duffy, OTTAWA CITIZEN January 28, 2014 OTTAWA — The online political forum, Free Dominion, has shut down after a wholesale defeat in a libel case brought by Ottawa human rights lawyer Richard Warman. A jury concluded that Warman was maliciously defamed by four commentators on Free Dominion, a website that bills itself as “the voice of principled conservatism.” Warman has been awarded more than $127,000 in general damages, aggravated damages, punitive damages and court costs because of 41 defamatory statements published on the conservative...
  • Facebook Censors The People's Cube for 12 Hours (posted Lesbian Joke)

    01/05/2014 9:00:06 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 1-4-14 | Red Square
    Our Dyke Dynasty picture was becoming viral on Facebook when some caring and sensitive citizen reported it to management. As a result, the picture was removed from the People's Cube page and the People's Album because it violated FB Community Standards. In addition, The People's Cube was blocked from posting on Facebook for the next 12 hours. What standard did the image violate? At first we thought it triggered their "Graphic Content" standard with the shockingly disturbing, graphic depiction of Rosie O'Donnell with a beard. Or was it the sinister and painful visual of Rachel Maddow blowing her Dyke Call?...
  • MSNBC - Lying in the uncomfortable bed they've made.

    01/04/2014 7:21:39 PM PST · by Noremac · 13 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | January 4, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    Hello fellow 2013 survivors, I've got a lot of irons in the fire, but this one struck me with a sense of urgency and so I banged it out - (don't read anything into that expression).   I'd heard about this latest flap over a gaggle of progressives having a chuckle about Mitt Romney with a black grandson on his knee and I couldn't help but see a bit of absurdity beyond the rather innocuous incident itself. MSNBC has, without thinking (surprise, surprise)-locked themselves into a box and now that it's too late to get out, are discovering they don't...
  • MSNBC: How do we combat 'Duck Dynasty' clan from doing what's legal?

    Because MSNBC long ago stopped being a news channel in favor of becoming visual left-wing talk radio, the "Lean Forward" network continues to make a fool of itself in ways both big (mocking a black infant) and small. On a slow news Friday, MSNBC rising star Thomas Roberts and a guest spit-balled on the air over how to "combat" the Duck Dynasty clan from doing something legal -- like releasing their own line of firearms:
  • ON CAMPUS, SHOULD YOU BE FORCED TO PAY A PRICE FOR FREE SPEECH?

    12/28/2013 4:08:25 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    Many public universities are seeking to silence campus groups with unpopular ideas by charging heavy fees when the student group hosts events the administration deems too controversial. And all too often, the campus groups singled out for these fees are Christian or conservative. This is exactly what happened to a pro-life student group at the University at Buffalo.  The group hosted a debate on the morality of abortion and was charged fees for campus security.  But at the same time and in the same building as the pro-life debate, another student group hosted a debate on religion versus atheism, and...
  • A&E Backs Down, Phil Robertson Suspension Lifted, Duck Dynasty, True Tolerance Triumph

    12/28/2013 4:56:57 AM PST · by tcg · 28 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/28/2013 | Keith A Fournier
    ... The decision by A&E Network to suspend Phil Robertson, the Patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family, was nothing but a political response to a strong bullying tactic by GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation). They took exception to a freewheeling interview which Phil Robertson gave to GQ magazine in which, among many other topics, he shared his evangelical protestant beliefs that homosexual acts are sinful. Like most sincere, faithful Christians - protestant, Catholic, or Orthodox - Phil Robertson attempted to make an important distinction. He explained that, although he respected all human persons - including those who self...
  • Bye bye, bile? Websites try to nix nasty comments

    12/26/2013 8:38:09 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 140 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 26, 2013 10:34 AM (ET) | BARBARA ORTUTAY
    NEW YORK (AP) - Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online comments, scourge of the Internet. Blame anonymity, blame politicians, blame human nature. But a growing number of websites are reining in the Wild West of online commentary. Companies including Google and the Huffington Post are trying everything from deploying moderators to forcing people to use their real names in order to restore civil discourse. Some sites, such as Popular Science, are banning comments altogether.
  • 'Duck Dynasty': Twitter Blocks 'iStandWithPhil.com' Content

    12/23/2013 2:50:22 PM PST · by madprof98 · 19 replies
    Links to the pro-Phil Robertson online petition drive have been flagged for content on the social media platform.In the latest development in the ongoing culture war surrounding Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson’s controversial remarks on homosexuality, the pro-Robertson website iStandwithPhil.com has been flagged on Twitter, prohibiting users from posting messages containing links to the page. ***** Twitter generally does not act to block content until receiving a report from another user or group of users. That complaint is then reviewed by Twitter, who decides whether to take action or not.
  • Reddit’s science forum banned climate deniers. Why don’t all newspapers do the same?

    12/23/2013 3:05:35 PM PST · by Third Person · 37 replies
    The Grist ^ | December 16th, 2013 | Nathan Allen
    In addition to my career as a PhD chemist, I am one of a select few who enjoy the privilege of moderating content on reddit.com’s science forum. The science forum is a small part of reddit, but it nonetheless enjoys over 4 million subscribers. By comparison, that’s roughly twice the circulation of The New York Times. The forum, known as /r/science, provides a digital space for discussions about recent, peer-reviewed scientific publications. This puts us (along with /r/AskScience) on the front line of the science-public interface. On our little page, scientists and nonscientists can connect through discussions on everything from...