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  • BUSTED! Twitter Caught Manipulating Tweets Of Former BlackRock Fund Manager Critical Of CIA and NSA

    03/23/2017 9:57:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 23, 2017 | ZeroPointNow
    Ed Dowd (@DowdEdward), former manager of BlackRock's $15 billion Capital Appreciation Fund has a relatively small but influential Twitter following, ranging from Financial industry all-stars to prominent media personalities. Since leaving BlackRock, Dowd has shifted gears - moving to Hawaii to launch his own equity fund from the luxury of his volcano-adjacent compound, while helping his wife develop a rapidly growing business of her own. He's also quite the subversive Twitter user - known for spotlighting MSM hypocrisy, roasting progressive politicians, and doling out sharp-witted rebukes of Ivory Tower overlords. In early February, Dowd began noticing some odd behavior occurring...
  • Your Tax Dollars At Work: Subsidizing Elite Colleges That Produce Intolerant Bigots

    03/23/2017 3:59:53 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/22/2017 | Staff
    College Aid: Next time you hear about students attacking a conservative speaker, check the school's tuition costs. Odds are you'll find that they are attending an elite college that caters to the rich. Money can't buy love, but it can, apparently, teach intolerance. In early March, distinguished author and social scientist Charles Murray was scheduled to talk at Middlebury College, a Vermont school that charges $64,000 a year in tuition. Several students erupted in noisy demonstrations that ended up with the 74-year-old Murray being shoved and Middlebury political science professor Allison Singer in a neck brace. The attack was so...
  • Princeton Seminary revokes award for popular NYC preacher because he’s too conservative

    03/23/2017 7:42:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    College Fix ^ | March 22, 2017 | Greg Piper
    Tim Keller founded one of the most influential urban churches in America, Redeemer Presbyterian, which is theologically conservative, racially diverse and growing across its three New York City congregations. He was set to receive an award from Princeton Theological Seminary, also a Presbyterian institution in the Reformed tradition, for his contributions to the “Neo-Calvinist vision of religious engagement.”
  • Fox News pulls Napolitano after his Trump wiretap claims

    03/20/2017 9:18:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Fox News has reportedly pulled Andrew Napolitano from the air indefinitely after he made claims that a British intelligence agency had wiretapped Trump Tower. Napolitano, a Fox News analyst, is not scheduled to appear on the network in the near future, the Los Angeles Times reported, according to people familiar with the situation. Last week, Napolitano made the claims about the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) spying on Trump at former President Barack Obama's behest. White House press secretary Sean Spicer then quoted Napolitano's remarks while defending the president's claims earlier this month that the former president had wiretapped Trump Tower...
  • The Hate Group That Incited the Middlebury Melee [SPLC]

    03/20/2017 2:48:38 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 9 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Carl Cannon
    (Skip) Dees also started a nonprofit, which he named the Southern Poverty Law Center...He lives in luxury with his fifth wife and still runs the SPLC, which has used the mail-order model to amass a fortune. Its product line is an unusual one: For the past 47 years, Morris Dees has been selling fear and hate. (Skip) Today, the center boasts a treasury of more than $300 million, the richest civil rights group in the country. But with the Ku Klux Klan literally out of business, how was the SPLC able to frighten people into still donating? That’s where the...
  • Social Media Censorship Could Have Legal Implications

    03/20/2017 2:08:16 PM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE NASH
    In an article for the Washington Examiner last week, writer Mark Grabowski pondered the idea of whether Twitter’s routine censorship could be unconstitutional. “Most Americans know they can speak their mind in the public square, thanks to the First Amendment. Speech on social media, however, can be censored because private companies own those cyber spaces,” wrote Grabowski on Tuesday. “But a recent Supreme Court oral argument suggests Twitter’s practice of banning controversial right-wing pundits could be deemed illegal.” Grabowski explained how the internet is now the popular public square, and how legally it should be treated as such. Driving the...
  • The Progressively Frightening Totalitarian and Judgmental Left

    03/20/2017 5:37:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2017 | Rachel Alexander
    The left has done a 180 since its free speech heyday of the 1960s. What used to be anything goes, and protecting the First Amendment right to say controversial things, has morphed into a treacherous map of what you can and cannot say. Universities, which were once a bastion of free speech, have now become the most hostile areas of all. If you do not agree with the left — even if you are on the left — expect to be savagely targeted. You could lose your job, your career, and reputation over just one social media post. Not to...
  • NY Dems Propose "Memory Hole" Legislation [semi-satire]

    03/18/2017 9:59:45 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    New York State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Hollis) State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens) have introduced legislation that would empower the state government to order the erasure of Internet content that is "inaccurate, irrelevant, inadequate, or excessive." "The way it is now is that any government official can be accused of corruption by anyone who has access to the Internet," Weprin complained. "Once the accusation is posted it essentially lives forever on the web. This can unfairly taint a person's reputation. Our bill says that unless an official government investigation and prosecution is undertaken the accusatory content can be ordered removed under...
  • Tim Allen on Hollywood’s Anti-Trump Thought Police: It’s ‘Like ’30s Germany’

    03/18/2017 6:05:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/17/2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Tim Allen opened up briefly about what it means to be a conservative in Hollywood in 2017 during an interview with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel Thursday night, explaining that one must be “real careful” in talking about President Donald Trump or else risk being beaten up. “You’ve gotta be real careful around here. You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes,” the 63-year-old Last Man Standing star told Kimmel when asked about his attendance at Trump’s inauguration in January.
  • Google adds tool to flag 'offensive' search results

    03/16/2017 1:17:15 PM PDT · by davikkm · 40 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Google is trying to improve the quality of its search results by directing review teams to flag content that might come across as upsetting or offensive. With the change, content with racial slurs could now get flagged under a new category called "upsetting-offensive." So could content that promotes hate or violence against a specific group of people based on gender, race or other criteria. While flagging something doesn't directly affect the search results themselves, it's used to tweak the company's software so that better content ranks higher. This approach might, for instance, push down content that...
  • Google Now Demoting Baseless & Offensive Search Results

    03/16/2017 11:49:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    androidheadlines.com ^ | 03/15/2017 | Daniel Fuller
    The company is doing this by rolling out new guidelines for their content quality raters, a worldwide collection of around 10,000 independent contractors that Google hires to rate content yielded by its search engine regarding how well it fits a particular search. Google is now asking raters to do a better job of fact-checking search results and is introducing a new content tag called “Upsetting-Offensive.” The “Upsetting-Offensive” tag is to be used when raters believe a site is deliberately trying to push a negative viewpoint, promote hatred, or outright mislead users in a majorly upsetting way. ... [A] news article...
  • China makes it illegal to insult ‘heroes and martyrs’ of its Communist Party

    03/13/2017 9:06:36 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 14 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | March 13, 2017
    POLITICIANS introduced amendments to China's nascent civil code to make defaming “heroes and martyrs” of the ruling Communist Party a civil offence, as the leadership moves to strengthen its grasp on the history of the People's Republic. China's ongoing National People's Congress (NPC), an annual meeting of some 3,000 delegates, is currently debating general rules for a civil code. The rules are expected to be passed by the event's close this Wednesday. Delegates made 126 changes to the most recent draft of the rules, released on March 8, which will serve as a preamble to the final code, expected in...
  • School Censors "Straight Pride" Poster [fake-satire]

    03/12/2017 10:10:28 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    A high school student in Jasper, Indiana attempted to post a dissenting perspective on the school's persistent indoctrination campaign regarding sexual identity. The unnamed student tacked up several "Straight Pride" posters around the school. The poster's message: "Nobody cares about what you think you are. If you want equality, stop shoving your ideas down our throats! We have nothing against your sexual orientation. We just don't care!" Greater Jasper School Superintendent Tracy Lorey explained that "we want to provide students opportunities to express themselves, but this doesn't mean that they can say whatever they want. For this one student to...
  • Guess which departments refuse to sign faculty free-speech principles at Middlebury

    03/09/2017 8:46:00 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 14 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 3-8-17 | Greg Piper
    (Skip) the signatories are not close to evenly spread between departments at the Vermont liberal arts college, as University of Chicago Political Science Prof. Charles Lipson notes in a Wednesday post on Zip Dialog, a group blog. Most of Stanger’s poli sci colleagues signed, and Parini’s departmental colleagues “signed in larger numbers than most departments,” Lipson writes: Support from literature departments would not happen at most universities. That it did at Middlebury may reflect the kind of department Parini helped build or simply his colleagues’ friendship. Who signed the petition beyond faculty in Political Science and Literature? The bulk were...
  • Facebook, Twitter Censor Jihad Watch

    03/09/2017 5:33:17 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    front page magazine ^ | March 8, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Facebook and Twitter are censoring Jihad Watch as “hate speech,” in accord with assurances they recently gave to the European Union that they would stop tolerating such speech. Referrals to Jihad Watch from Facebook, February 7, 2017: 23,783 Referrals to Jihad Watch from Twitter, February 7, 2017: 1,718 Referrals to Jihad Watch from Facebook, February 8, 2017: 18,926 Referrals to Jihad Watch from Twitter, February 8, 2017: 1,091 Referrals to Jihad Watch from Facebook, February 9, 2017: 11,914 Referrals to Jihad Watch from Twitter, February 9, 2017: 974 And then the very next day: Referrals to Jihad Watch from Facebook,...
  • The Battle of Middlebury: What happened at the small college is a harbinger of what's to come

    03/07/2017 10:26:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/07/2017 | Rich Lowry
    At Middlebury College last week, Charles Murray needed a safe space — literally. In a significant escalation of the campus speech wars, protesters hooted down the conservative scholar in a lecture hall and then roughed up a Middlebury faculty member who was escorting him to a car. The Middlebury administration commendably tried to do the right thing and stand by Murray’s right to be heard, but was overwhelmed by a yowling mob with all the manners and intellectual openness of a gang of British soccer hooligans. Sometime soon, we may yearn for the days when college students were merely childish...
  • Reflections on the revolution in Middlebury

    03/06/2017 11:43:48 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    AEI ^ | 3-5-17 | Charles Murray
    A few months ago, AEI’s student group at Middlebury College invited me to speak on the themes in Coming Apart and how they relate to the recent presidential election. Professor Allison Stanger of the Political Science Department agreed to serve as moderator of the Q&A and to ask the first three questions herself. About a week before the event, plans for protests began to emerge, encouraged by several faculty members. Their logic was that since I am a racist, a white supremacist, a white nationalist, a pseudoscientist whose work has been discredited, a sexist, a eugenicist, and (this is a...
  • French Candidate Targeted by EU Parliament [semi-satire]

    03/06/2017 9:31:05 AM PST · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 March 2017 | John Semmens
    The European Parliament cleared the way for the French government to prosecute populist candidate for the presidency, Marine LePen, for her 2015 tweet of "terroristic images." The images showed ISIS atrocities. If convicted, LePen could be imprisoned for up to three years and fined 75,000 Euros. LePen, who has been highly critical of the virtually unrestricted immigration of Muslims into France, assailed the EU's actions, calling them "yet more proof of everything we've been saying. The government's misguided attempts to be compassionate have endangered the lives of our citizens and pose a threat to our nation's survival. Right now, swaths...
  • Senate Democrats blunt free speech

    02/26/2017 2:48:05 PM PST · by Mark · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 2/26/17 | Janet Nguyen
    FREE SPEECH Senate Democrats blunt free speech By Janet Nguyen When I spoke on the floor of the California state Senate on Thursday, little did I know that my efforts to provide my colleagues with a different historical perspective regarding former Sen. Tom Hayden would become a national news story. Two days earlier, the Senate honored Tom Hayden, who served in the Legislature but who also had a long history as an outspoken supporter of the communist North Vietnamese government during the Vietnam War. Some might ask why, over four decades after the war ended, there remains so much emotion...
  • California Senator Silenced for Disrespecting Tom Hayden [fake-satire]

    02/26/2017 12:09:46 PM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Feb 2017 | John Semmens
    After the California legislature memorialized former State Senator Tom Hayden, who died last October, Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) attempted to offer another perspective on the former 1960s radical anti-war agitator. Presiding Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) ordered her to shut up and when she wouldn't, had her physically removed from the senate chamber. "I realize that many of the senators who honored the late Sen. Hayden may have been ignorant of his role in prolonging the Vietnam War and enabling the Communists to kill millions of my former countrymen," Nguyen said. "Rather than let his misdeeds go down the...
  • CBS’s Brennan Touts SPLC in Hitting Spicer from Left on Attempts to Link Trump to Anti-Semitism

    02/21/2017 2:05:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 21, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    After President Donald Trump spent a long weekend at Mar-a-lago, Sean Spicer held his first White House press briefing of the week on Tuesday. There, he faced a slew of questioning about a string of nationwide anti-Semitic crimes, including the touting of the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to suggest Trump’s led to a rise in Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. CBS White House correspondent Margaret Brennan began her questioning by explaining that she wanted “to give you a chance to respond to something cause I think the President's remarks and your clarification about where he stands on anti-Semitism is clear.”Brennan...
  • Facebook freezes out Christian mom for quoting Bible about homosexuality

    02/21/2017 4:57:38 AM PST · by Petrosius · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 20, 2017 | Steve Weatherbe
    ZANESVILLE, Ohio, February 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to use his platform to build a worldwide “inclusive community.” However, a Christian ‘vlogger’ found out there appears to be no room in it for her as long as she quotes Bible passages about homosexuality. Elizabeth Johnston, aka the “Activist Mommy,” says there is a big disconnect between Zuckerberg’s recent call for a global “inclusive community” and Facebook’s “censorship of Christians.” “They are muzzling me and my biblical message while Mark Zuckerberg claims that FB is unbiased,” she stated in a news release. She has had...
  • The student Left’s culture of intolerance is creating a new generation of conservatives

    02/17/2017 9:23:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/17/2017 | CHARLIE PETERS
    Student demands for censorship get a lot of coverage. Spiked Online’s Free Speech University Rankings, now in its third annual edition, argues that there is a “crisis of free speech on campus”. By analysing the censorious policies and actions that have taken place on British campuses, Spiked concluded that 63.5 per cent of universities actively censor speech and 30.5 per cent stifle speech through excessive regulation. You can barely go a few days without encountering a new op-ed covering censorship on campus. Maajid Nawaz describes the students demanding censorship as members of the “regressive left”. Milo Yiannopoulos calls them “snowflakes”....
  • Is My Novel Offensive? How “sensitivity readers” are changing the publishing [tr]

    02/14/2017 6:44:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Slate ^ | February 8, 2017 | Katy Waldman
    When Becky Albertalli published her first young adult novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, with the HarperCollins imprint Balzer and Bray in 2015, she never expected it to be controversial. She’d worked for years as a clinical psychologist specializing in gender nonconforming children and LGBTQ teens and adults.* Yet her book—about a closeted gay kid whose love notes to a classmate fall into the wrong hands—contained a moment that rubbed readers the wrong way: Simon, the sweet but clueless protagonist, muses that girls have an easier time coming out than boys, because their lesbianism strikes others as alluring. At...
  • Berkeley Student Paper Defends Violence to Suppress Freedom of Speech [semi-satire]

    02/11/2017 1:41:18 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Feb 2017 | John Semmens
    In the wake of a riot causing $100,000 in property damage and preventing Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking on campus, the University of California at Berkeley’s student-run newspaper–The Daily Californian—published a series of five op eds against freedom of speech. The University which had gained a reputation as a bastion of free speech for its position in favor of speaking in opposition to the Vietnam War 40 years ago has morphed into an enemy of the concept of the discovery of truth through open debate by those with different opinions. In one of the op eds, Nisa Dang contended that “free...
  • Wikipedia bans citations of The Daily Mail

    02/10/2017 9:00:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    CNN Money ^ | February 9, 2017: 10:31 AM ET | Tom Kludt
    Wikipedia has barred citations of The Daily Mail after editors of the online encyclopedia concluded Wednesday that the British tabloid is “generally unreliable.” The decision came after a spirited, years-long debate over the Daily Mail’s credibility among Wikipedia’s active community of volunteer editors. The editors explained Wednesday that the decision stemmed from “the Daily Mail’s reputation for poor fact checking, sensationalism, and flat-out fabrication.” As a result, the Daily Mail and its online offshoot have been “generally prohibited” as a reference on Wikipedia, “especially when other more reliable sources exist.” […] Such a move is unusual for Wikipedia, which has...
  • DOE Nominee Attacked for Supporting Academic Freedom [semi-satire]

    02/06/2017 11:11:47 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Feb 2017 | John Semmens
    Betsy DeVos, Trump's nominee to head the US Depart6ment of Education, was assailed in Senate committee hearings for her past association with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). FIRE's positions in opposition to school suppression of freedom of speech and in support of transparent due process procedures for school disciplinary actions drew harsh opposition from Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn). "FIRE has intruded on universities trying to police their own campuses to ferret out dangerous ideas and non-conforming attitudes," the Senator complained. "School administrators endeavoring to shield not-yet-mature young minds from confusing and confounding influences are being harassed by...
  • VIDEO: Throttling Theory (How Twitter Censors Users)

    02/04/2017 2:15:04 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 4, 2017 | Mister Metokur
    (Strong Language Alert) VIDEO
  • Reddit bans two prominent alt-right subreddits

    02/02/2017 2:17:49 PM PST · by tekrat · 55 replies
    The Verge ^ | 2/2/2017 | Nick Statt
    Reddit has decided to ban two high-profile communities of the alt-right over what appears to be the posting and dissemination of personal information, otherwise known as doxing. The subreddit pages for r/altright and r/alternativeright are both inaccessible, with identical messages on both detailing a violation of Reddit’s content policy, “specifically, the proliferation of personal and confidential information.”/p> It’s unclear right now who specifically was doxed, but chatter on Reddit alternative Voat suggests it was the man who punched alt-right figurehead Richard Spencer. In a statement, Reddit said it strives to be a “welcoming, open platform all by trusting our users...
  • Teacher, 70, Forced to Retire After Displaying Confederate Flag During Civil War Lesson

    01/29/2017 8:17:54 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 76 replies
    Heatst.com ^ | January 28, 2017 | By Ian Miles Cheong
    A teacher who displayed the Confederate flag to middle schoolers in his history class was forced to retire amid concerns that he was displaying a symbol of hate. 70-year-old Sutter Middle School (Folsom, CA) teacher Woody Hart hanged both a Confederate flag and a Union flag during his lesson on the Civil War. In a public statement (via the Sacramento Bee), Folsom Cordova Unified School District made suggested that he may have hung up the flag for some reason other than to teach the history lesson. “We recognize that regardless of context, to many of our students, families, and staff,...
  • Free Speech Suppressed at Marquette University [semi-satire]

    01/25/2017 10:38:55 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Jan 2017 | John Semmens
    Professor John McAdams has been suspended for the past two years for questioning a colleague's suppression of free speech in his classroom. Marquette President Michael Lovell is adamant that "McAdams will not be reinstated until he confesses his error and apologizes for deviating from correct thought." The whole mess started in 2014 when McAdams posted his concern on his own blog that his colleague's policy forbidding students from disagreeing that gay marriage was a "good thing." "Informed opinion has determined that gay marriage is appropriate," Lovell argued. "We cannot abide a member of our university's teaching staff undermining this truth...
  • Cambridge scientists consider fake news 'vaccine'

    01/23/2017 9:50:37 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 January 2017
    A University of Cambridge study devised psychological tools to target fact distortion. Researchers suggest "pre-emptively exposing" readers to a small "dose" of the misinformation can help organisations cancel out bogus claims. ... "Misinformation can be sticky, spreading and replicating like a virus," said the University of Cambridge study's lead author Dr Sander van der Linden. "The idea is to provide a cognitive repertoire that helps build up resistance to misinformation, so the next time people come across it they are less susceptible." The study, published in the journal Global Challenges, was conducted as a disguised experiment. More than 2,000 US...
  • Germany's New Propaganda Bureau

    01/18/2017 3:45:43 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 18/1/17 | Judith Bergman
    Big Brother is Watching YOU! Officials in Germany's Interior Ministry are urging Interior Minister Thomas de Maizičre to establish a "Defense Center against Disinformation" (Ab­wehr­zen­trum ge­gen Des­in­for­ma­ti­on) to combat what they call "political disinformation," a euphemism for "fake news." "The acceptance of a post-truth age would amount to political capitulation," the officials told Maizičre in a memo, which also disclosed that the bureaucrats at the Interior Ministry are eager to see "authentic political communication" remain "defining for the 21st century." One wonders whether by "authentic political communication," the officials of the Interior Ministry are referring to the way German authorities...
  • Pro-life group dropped from Women's March following online backlash

    01/16/2017 6:57:58 PM PST · by kevcol · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 16, 2017 | T. Becket Adams
    A major anti-Donald Trump protest scheduled for after the inauguration has dissolved its partnership with a pro-life group following online backlash, including from self-described feminists. The organizers of the Women's March on Washington made it clear Monday that pro-life groups have no place in the demonstration planned for Jan. 20. . . . New Wave Feminists, which is led by Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, announced this weekend that it would represent "pro-life feminism" at the upcoming post-inauguration demonstration, which is expected to draw at least 150,000 attendees. "Super pumped to rep prolife feminism at the Women's March on Washington alongside...
  • YouTube removes influential conservative website's channel

    01/13/2017 1:25:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/13/17 | James Rodgers
    The YouTube channel of influential conservative politics and law website Legal Insurrection has been removed by the video sharing service, citing copyright infringement claims. “This account has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted,” explains YouTube, in a notice posted to channel’s page. Legal Insurrection founder and publisher and Cornell University Law Professor William Jacobson voiced his anger and astonishment at the channel’s removal. “It’s very frustrating, it’s very scary, to have 8 years of content removed without a chance to defend yourself,” he told FoxNews.com.
  • BREAKING: DC radio station pulls ad exposing Planned Parenthood abortion business

    01/12/2017 6:08:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 1/12/16 | Claire Chretien
    A radio station that covers the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area stopped running a pro-life ad this week after the abortion lobby complained. WTOP pulled an ad from the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), a political group that elects and supports pro-life women, after "abortion activists demanded [they] take it off the air," SBA List wrote in an email to supporters. SBA List Press Secretary Nicole Stacy confirmed to LifeSiteNews that WTOP removed the ad "saying they received complaints." "It's a fact: Planned Parenthood is America's largest abortion business," a female voice says in the 31-second ad. "Nearly a...
  • France declares war on American free press and blogs!(Us too!)

    01/11/2017 12:06:52 PM PST · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball & Kyle Weissman
    The French government has recently demanded that the United States government and American based net providers of blogging, social media and forums such as wordpress, Twitter, Yahoo, Google and others trash the first amendment and its guarantee of free speech and Freedom of religion and adopt the same totalitarian censorship as the leftist European union. France has made demands to the US that they censor its blogs, posts, and other social media in order to comply with its views of liberalism, multi-culturalism and tolerance. This while having no toleration whatsoever for competing views on traditional values, Christian faith, family values,...
  • Germany warns Facebook over hateful posts, igniting free speech debate

    01/05/2017 5:23:21 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 29 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Don Snyder
    Germany is taking on Facebook, threatening criminal action against the world’s biggest social media company if it doesn’t stem the swelling tide of racist postings. Entries such as “gas the Jews” are examples of the repugnant postings... , said ... spokesman for the German Ministry of Justice. “Facebook doesn’t [react] unless they get complaints, or don’t remove it fast enough,”... “...is not just racist comment, it is a violation of Germany’s criminal code,” he said. “Facebook can be held criminally liable for users’ illegal hate speech.” German law prohibits speech that denies the Holocaust, disparages minorities, or insults public figures....
  • Critics Threaten Boycotts Of Simon & Schuster Over Milo Yiannopoulos Book Deal

    01/03/2017 7:55:48 PM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 29 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 12/30/2016 | C. Fallon
    After Milo Yiannopoulos, former Twitter creep and current editor at the notorious alt-right news platform Breitbart that is favored by white nationalists, announced yesterday he’d signed a $250,000 book deal with Simon & Schuster’s conservative Threshold imprint, the backlash was immediate.
  • The War Against Alternative Information(USA Ministry of Truth)

    01/03/2017 7:06:38 PM PST · by greeneyes · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/3/2017 | greeneyes
    The U.S. establishment is not content simply to have domination over the media narratives on critical foreign policy issues, such as Syria, Ukraine and Russia. It wants total domination. Thus we now have the “Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act” that President Obama signed into law on Dec. 23 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2017, setting aside $160 million to combat any “propaganda” that challenges Official Washington’s version of reality.
  • Hack Attack on Drudge Report A Sign of Chaos to Come

    01/03/2017 4:36:51 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 53 replies
    The Observer.com ^ | January 3, 2017 | Brady Dale
    The popular right-leaning web portal, The Drudge Report, was briefly knocked offline last week. Incidents like this will only become more common until policymakers or tech companies get serious about fixing connected gadgets, also known as the internet of things (IoT). In a since deleted post, the site’s verified @DRUDGE account on Twitter posted last week, “Is the US government attacking DRUDGE REPORT? Biggest DDoS since site’s inception. VERY suspicious routing [and timing],” as the International Business Times reported.... Traffic from the Drudge Report is gigantic. ...178 million visits in November and that almost 80 percent of that traffic was...
  • Publix Pressured to Cover Enquirer with negative Dem Story on Front

    12/31/2016 12:22:56 PM PST · by bicyclerepair · 48 replies
    Publix pressured to cover enquirer at checkout line.
  • Maryland Students Demand Ban of ‘American Sniper’

    12/27/2016 5:05:47 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 57 replies
    Lifezette ^ | December 14, 2016 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    A coalition of 25 student groups at the University of Maryland have issued a letter to the school’s administrators containing 64 demands to help “marginalized student populations” feel more welcome on campus. Among the demands is a ban on public screenings of the film “American Sniper.” The group, who call themselves ProtectUMD, sent the letter in the wake of President-Elect Donald Trump’s victory, according the Diamondback student newspaper Monday. In response to Trump’s election, the student coalition demanded additional support and protection for minority groups — particularly the Muslim, illegal immigrant, pro-Palestinian, and LGBT communities. The Muslims students especially wished...
  • France to Prosecute Historian for "Hate Speech" [semi-satire]

    12/24/2016 5:52:47 PM PST · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    Morocco-born French-Jewish scholar Georges Bensoussan has been ordered to appear before a Paris court to answer criminal charges levied against him by the Collective Against Islamophobia in France. The allegation is that Bensoussan's writings on the history of anti-Semitism in lands governed by Muslims "incites racial hatred." CAIF spokesman Massakir Heebes declared that "the attempt to promulgate anti-Muslim hatred under the guise of scholarship must not be permitted. The contention that the mistreatment of Jews depicted by Bensoussan is a historical fact is irrelevant. The Quran commands the oppression of unbelievers who pay the jizya and the slaying of those...
  • Superstar reporter warns 'fake news' panic is censorship trap

    12/23/2016 11:10:04 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 12/22/2016 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Sharyl Attkisson: 'I'm really nervous about someone saying we'll decide the truth' --------------- If you want to spot a forged painting, ask an art expert. And if you want to find out what is “fake news,” ask perhaps the top investigative reporter in journalism. Sharyl Attkisson spotted the fake news trend long before it became a recent catchphrase. And she doesn’t portray it, as do many in the mainstream media, as some right-wing conspiracy. In fact, Attkisson told WND she often sees the mainstream media as prime culprits when they push suspect stories. So, what is really behind the mainstream...
  • Record Label Expresses Outrage Over Kid Rock’s Trump-Themed Apparel (call a waaambulance!)

    12/22/2016 12:13:41 PM PST · by drewh · 26 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | December 21, 2016 ast | by Gerry Urbanek
    Citing “overwhelming demand,” rock and roll musician Kid Rock recently started selling Donald Trump-themed apparel. One of three T-shirts tied to the president-elect depicts a post-election map with Republican states labeled “United States of America” and Democratic states labeled “Dumbf—istan.” Another features the words “God, Guns & Trump.” The third includes an image of Trump along with a crude message directed at his opponents. The hat, which is a spinoff of Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” cap, reads “Make America Badass Again.” The items are available through Kid Rock’s online store. (Warning: Some items feature vulgar language.) Related VideoBoone...
  • UW [Wiasconsoin] students petition to shut down YAF, punish leaders [ed]

    12/19/2016 9:22:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 16, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    Students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison are demanding that their school’s administration put members of a conservative club “through intensive diversity training.” An online petition being circulated by the school’s “Student Coalition for Progress” condemns the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter on campus for hosting Ben Shapiro, whom they claim has “used his following and nationally syndicated media presence to deny the realities of systematic and institutional violence against Black and Brown people, sexual assault survivors, Muslims, LGBTQIA+ people, people with low income[s], people with differing abilities, undocumented immigrants, and anyone that [sic] is systematically targeted along identity...
  • Snopes, Which Will Be Fact-Checking For Facebook, Employs Leftists Almost Exclusively

    12/17/2016 8:07:40 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/17/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer and Peter Hasson
    Snopes, which will now have the power to declare what news is or is not legitimate on the world’s largest online platform, almost exclusively employs leftists. Facebook announced Thursday that mythbusting website Snopes will be one of a few fact-checking organizations allowed to label stories as “fake news.” Almost all of the writers churning out fact checks for Snopes have a liberal background, and many of them have expressed contempt for Republican voters. The Daily Caller could not identify a single Snopes fact-checker who comes from a conservative background. Snopes did not respond to a list of questions from TheDC...
  • Gab, the Alt-Right's Favorite Social Network, Gets Rejections From Apple, Twitter

    12/15/2016 1:00:36 PM PST · by bkopto · 122 replies
    INC. ^ | 12/15/2016 | salvador rodriguez
    Gab, a service that has been billed by some as the social network for the alt-right, has had its access to both Twitter and Apple cut off, the company told Inc. on Thursday. Last week, Gab submitted its iPhone app to Apple so it could be included in the App Store, but on Wednesday, the company received a rejection from Apple, which cited pornography on Gab as its reason for the denial. Similarly, Gab on Monday added a new feature that let its users share their posts from Gab directly to Twitter, but on Wednesday night, Twitter cut off Gab's...
  • Facebook is censor-in-chief

    12/15/2016 2:46:47 PM PST · by Pkilmartin · 18 replies
    National Montitor ^ | 12/15/2015 | Paul Kilmartin
    Read my latest on why Facebook is a tool of big brother.