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  • There’s No Evidence Taylor Swift Caused a Massive Spike in Voter Registration

    10/09/2018 10:36:54 AM PDT · by dbehsman · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10-9-18 | Alex Griswold
    Here's a sampling of headlines today from what are generally respected outlets: Buzzfeed: "Taylor Swift's Instagram Post Has Caused A Massive Spike In Voter Registration" Daily Beast: "Taylor Swift: Voter Registration Spike Follows Star’s Political Awakening" Washington Post: "Taylor Swift’s endorsement of Democrats causes spike in voter registrations" Variety: "Taylor Swift’s Political Comments Lead to Spike in Voter Registration" I'd give the Daily Beast a little credit for hedging some, but then there's the lede: "Taylor Swift’s first foray into politics appears to have produced impressive results." All the outlets made the same argument: that, a.) there was an increase in voter...
  • Media Now Trying To Tie Kavanaugh To Russia (I love the smell of desperation in the morning)

    10/06/2018 9:26:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The media's last resort is as inevitable as it is hilarious. "The Kremlin’s For Kavanaugh: Russian State Media Back Trump's Supreme Court Nominee" - The Daily Beast Why settle for McCarthyism as a metaphor? Does Moscow have any of the tapes of Kavanaugh's mass rapes? Mueller must investigate, after indicting Mark Judge on a dozen unrelated charges until he turns state's evidence and is willing to parrot back anything Mueller's minions tell him to say. Trump’s disregard for human rights and values is balm to the Kremlin’s sanction-wounded heart, which is why the Russians were quick to jump on the...
  • If Dems Lose Again, Obama’s Legacy Is Gone Forever

    10/05/2018 12:07:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 5, 2018 | by Jonathan Alter
    It’s one of this autumn’s pleasant surprises. Two years after Donald Trump’s election as president and 10 years after his own, Barack Obama is gracefully re-entering our consciousness, reminding us of what we have lost and may yet recover. The contrast between Obama and Trump - decent vs. despicable; incisive vs. ignorant; honest vs. humbug; classy vs. clownish - is now the critical subtext of the 2018 campaign. With Obama’s current approval ratings more than 20 points higher than Trump’s, the aching memory of his presidency will help energize Democrats in the midterms. But Obama’s return is also a reminder...
  • Democrats to Michael Avenatti: You’re Not Helping in the Kavanaugh Fight

    09/24/2018 8:06:25 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 24, 2018 | Sam Stein
    On Sunday evening, just as The New Yorker revealed the identity of a second woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, attorney Michael Avenatti announced that he, too, had “credible information” about Kavanaugh and his high school friend, Mark Judge. The media-savvy lawyer told The Daily Beast on Monday that his client would be coming forward “in the next 48 hours” with details and accusations that mirrored those already leveled and could, in his estimation, torpedo Kavanaugh’s confirmation—all of which would seem helpful for Democrats as they make the case that Kavanaugh is morally unfit to sit...
  • Dianne Feinstein, What in the Hell Were You Thinking?

    09/15/2018 9:14:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 14, 2018 | Michael Tomasky
    Brett Kavanaugh stands accused of sexually assaulting a high school classmate. And Feinstein seems to have concluded that the public didn’t need to know this. First of all, what in blazes was Dianne Feinstein thinking? It was late July when she got that letter from a female constituent alleging that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school. And only this week did she bother to share it with her Democratic Judiciary Committee colleagues? And not only that. According to Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer’s explosive New Yorker piece posted Friday morning, those colleagues got wind of...
  • Why Young Men of Color Are Joining White-Supremacist Groups

    09/04/2018 7:06:05 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 80 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04 Sep 2018 | Arun Gupta
    ORTLAND, Oregon—Outfitted in a flak jacket and fighting gloves, Enrique Tarrio was one of dozens of black, Latino, and Asian men who marched alongside white supremacists in Portland on Aug. 4. Tarrio, who identifies as Afro-Cuban, is president of the Miami chapter of the Proud Boys, who call themselves “Western chauvinists,” and “regularly spout white-nationalist memes and maintain affiliations with known extremists,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Last month, prior to the Patriot Prayer rally he attended in Portland, Tarrio was pictured with other far-right activists making a white-power hand sign. Last year, he and other Proud Boys...
  • Mel Gibson’s New Police Brutality Movie Is a Vile, Racist Right-Wing Fantasy

    09/09/2018 2:05:49 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 80 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/03/18 | Marlow Stern
    VENICE, Italy—Two years ago, the Venice Film Festival hosted the world premiere of Hacksaw Ridge, a World War II drama directed by Mel Gibson. The film marked Gibson’s first turn behind the camera in a decade, since he’d drunkenly slurred “the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,” pleaded guilty to battering his then-partner Oksana Grigorieva, and was caught on audio saying she was “asking” to be “raped by a pack of n****rs.” Despite never demonstrating much in the way of genuine contrition, he was treated to a prolonged standing ovation on the Lido—the opening salvo of...
  • These African American Pastors Who Sucked Up to Donald Trump Are a Disgrace

    08/27/2018 7:19:08 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 08.27.18 | Roland S. Martin
    Black people cannot stand Donald Trump. I don’t mean there is distaste for his policies and his Twitter outbursts. I’m talking about a feeling of anger that knows no bounds.
  • Samantha Bee: Reaction to Me Calling Ivanka ‘[bleep] was ‘Incredibly Overblown’

    08/25/2018 10:17:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 8/25/18 | Justin Caruso
    <p>TBS talk show host Samantha Bee said that the reaction to her calling White House adviser Ivanka Trump a “cunt” was “incredibly overblown” in an interview published Friday.</p> <p>“It was definitely unpleasant. It was a real learning experience. I was very surprised. I felt that it was incredibly overblown. Like beyond overblown,” Samantha Bee told the Daily Beast.</p>
  • Flat Earthers Call Trump’s Space Force Idea ‘Impossible’ (QAnon mention)

    08/11/2018 2:17:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 10, 2018 | Kelly Weill
    The idea that the U.S. is going to expand its might beyond the globe is a problem for people who believe we live on a disc. President Donald Trump wants a Space Force to expand U.S. military power beyond the globe. That’s a problem for flat earthers who incorrectly believe the world is a flat disc floating through space. On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence announced plans to launch “Space Force,” a sixth branch of the U.S. military by 2020. The proposed branch would be reserved specifically for outer space operations. Military experts say the Air Force currently carries out...
  • Friendly Reminder: The Existence Of Trump's N-Word Tape Could Be As Mythical As Russian Collusion

    08/16/2018 4:01:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Omarosa Manigault is no longer at the Trump White House, but she was apparently a trainwreck, she secretly recorded conversations, including in the Situation Room, and has accused President Trump of being mental diminished because of this soda habit. In truth, liberals would eat this up. I’m sure a few are, but the source is Omarosa. That’s the issue. Even liberal outlets, like Slate, along with a host of media figures unfriendly to the president have torched Omarosa’s credibility. Yet, here we are with the racism stuff again. Omarosa has accused Trump of being racistand apparently there’s an infamous tape,...
  • Media Should Fear Muslims and Leftists, Not Trump - Greenfield

    08/13/2018 8:45:20 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    FrontPage ^ | August 10, 2018 | Greenfield
    Media Should Fear Muslims and Leftists, Not Trump The media ought to be thanking Trump for protecting it from its allies. August 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Trump's criticism of the media “is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence,” claims Artie Sulzberger, the latest scion of the New York Times dynasty. Artie, who got the chairman job because of his last name, earns $5 million a year. The only threat...
  • China: We Might Help Assad with the War in Syria

    08/11/2018 11:39:22 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 11, 2018 | Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
    China has long avoided entangling itself in direct military conflict abroad. But the Chinese ambassador to Syria last week suggested that China is considering doing just that — in Syria. On August 1, Ambassador Qi Qianjin told the Syrian pro-regime news outlet Al-Watan that China’s “military is willing to participate in some way alongside the Syrian army that's fighting the terrorists in Idlib and in any other part of Syria.” Qi praised the China-Syria military cooperation. The Chinese military attache in Syria, Wong Roy Chang, said that cooperation between the Syrian and Chinese militaries was “ongoing,” adding, “We – China...
  • NEW: Daily Beast Working on Major NBC News Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Story

    08/10/2018 7:19:38 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 86 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Aug 10 2018 | Aidan McLaughlin
    The Daily Beast is working on a major story about sexual harassment and misconduct at NBC News, sources tell Mediaite. The story involves varying allegations against senior NBC News executives, and relates to alleged misconduct from years ago as well as more current allegations against network brass. One source told Mediaite that executives at NBC News are “panicked” by the reporting. NBC News did not provide comment. The Beast’s reporting comes in a tumultuous year for NBC News.
  • NBC is helping Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti in their shakedown..........

    05/10/2018 2:18:51 PM PDT · by caww · 21 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 5/10/2018 | Eddie Scarry
    The lawyer for Daniels is using his client to get three hours of his face on NBC’s cable news arm........Avenatti. “We can have a whole show — If you’ll devote a show to what’s on the DVD, maybe we’ll release it.” We were reminded once again that this is a racket when Stormy Daniels did her part for #TheResistance and she appeared last weekend on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Daniels and Avenatti continued to raise their national profile and capacity to profit off a scam with the eager help of NBC. Daily Beast politics reporter Gideon Resnick joked Tuesday on...
  • Seth Rich Conspiracy Theorist’s Event Fizzles Spectacularly

    07/10/2018 5:09:12 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 10, 2018 | Will Sommer
    Lobbyist Jack Burkman invited reporters to huddle around a phone in a Holiday Inn conference room on Tuesday, promising damning revelations about the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. On the other end of the call, Burkman insisted, was a former intelligence operative with an explosive revelation: government agents from the DEA and ATF were behind Rich’s murder. Burkman’s source — codename “Luke” — was about to blow this still-unsolved case open...
  • A Supreme Triumph for Trump Supporters

    07/04/2018 9:13:26 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 3 replies
    https://townhall.com ^ | Nicholas Waddy Nicholas Waddy |Posted: Jul 04, 2018 12:01 AM
    When thoughtful conservatives and Republicans voted for Donald Trump in 2016, they did so in part because they knew that he would be among the nation's most consequential presidents, regardless of his occasional lapses in decorum or the steep learning curve he might face. This is because conservatives knew that the next president would be called on to fill the huge backlog of judicial vacancies that accumulated during the last years of Barack Obama's presidency. In addition, many other federal judges were approaching retirement age, so it stood to reason that the opportunity to remold the judiciary would be vast....
  • Jon Stewart Defends Samantha Bee, Says Outrage Part of a Right-Wing "Game"

    06/04/2018 1:52:00 PM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 4, 2018 | Abid Rahman
    Full Frontal host Samantha Bee has felt the full force of a conservative backlash after using a vulgar epithet to describe Ivanka Trump, but the comedian still has her defenders and got some welcome support from former boss Jon Stewart, a veteran of Republican animus, at Sunday's Clusterfest comedy festival in San Francisco. According to a report in The Daily Beast, Stewart was asked about the Bee controversy during a Q&A session. The former Daily Show host took exception to White House tactics to get the TBS show canceled arguing that it was all part of a "game" that the...
  • MSNBC's Joy Reid Called for Ethnically Cleansing Jews from Israel

    06/01/2018 2:17:56 PM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 1, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    MSNBC continues to maintain its red wall of silence on Joy Reid. But the ugliness just keeps rising. The old blog posts by the progressive personality reek of every bigotry that the left claims to condemn. And, as Bre Payton at the Federalist notes, there's even a call to ethnically cleanse Jews from Israel. Iran's pres strikes again Says "move Israel to Europe" "You believe the Jews were oppressed, why should the Palestinian Muslims have to pay the price? You oppressed them, so give a part of Europe to the Zionist regime so they can establish any government they want....
  • Millions were donated for a recount of the 2016 election – where did it go?

    05/31/2018 11:20:43 AM PDT · by Bob434 · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 31, 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    Green Party candidate Jill Stein is coming under renewed scrutiny after a Daily Beast report details that millions donated to a 2016 presidential election recount have been squandered in the years since.