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  • Elon Musk Wanted to Buy 'The Onion,' Now His Team's Hiring Its Staffers for a Secret Project

    03/13/2018 7:35:47 PM PDT · by cba123 · 11 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03/13/2018 | Maxwell Tani
    (please note, this article is NOT from the Onion) Early in February, the satirical news publication The Onion published a story about Elon Musk, titled, “Elon Musk Offering $1.2 Billion in Grants to Any Project That Promises to Make Him Feel Complete.” (please see the full article, at the link)
  • Instagram Stars Harassed, Lose Talk Show After Daily Beast Doxes Them as Pamela Geller’s Daughters

    03/01/2018 7:56:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Breitbart Tech ^ | March 1, 2018 | Charlie Nash
    The children of conservative commentator Pamela Geller have been harassed and their social media talk show has been canceled after the Daily Beast revealed Geller was their mother. In her article titled, “The Instagram Stars Hiding Their Famous, Muslim-Hating Mom, Pamela Geller,” the Daily Beast’s Taylor Lorenz doxed the women as Pamela Geller’s daughters. They had not disclosed the family link, perhaps due to the recurring death threats from Muslim extremists that Geller receives. Following the release of Lorenz’s article, which was heavily criticized on social media, Geller’s four children immediately began to receive harassment and violent messages.
  • FBI Director Must Be Prepared to Resign Over Nunes Memo, Ex-Agents Warn

    02/01/2018 11:07:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 124 replies ^ | 02/01/2018 | Spencer Ackerman
    As Trump prepares to release a GOP document accusing the FBI of abuses, bureau alums hope Director Chris Wray holds the line—but has to be ready to walk. Former FBI agents are warning that FBI Director Christopher Wray has to be prepared to quit, should President Donald Trump assent over bureau objections to the release of a memo calling the FBI’s integrity into question. The release of the memo, considered imminent, shows no signs of stopping, even as the leader of Democrats in the House called on its Republican author, Devin Nunes, to be removed from his chairmanship of the...
  • Newsweek Fires Journalists Who Reported on Magazine’s Legal Troubles

    02/06/2018 7:10:36 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 5, 2018 | Alex Griswold
    Newsweek has fired several top editors and reporters in the midst of legal problems and widespread turmoil in the newsroom, according to staffers familiar with the decision. The magazine's news director, Cristina Silvia, announced in a staff meeting that editor in chief Bob Roe, executive editor Ken Li, reporters Celeste Katz and Josh Saul, and International Business Times editor Josh Keefe had all been fired, the Daily Beast reported Monday. The firings come after Newsweek was accused of buying fraudulent web traffic to trick the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau into buying ad space, and after the Manhattan District Attorney's office...
  • Newsweek fires editor-in-chief, deputy editor and 3 reporters...

    02/05/2018 10:56:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/5/18 | STEPHEN REX BROWN, GRAHAM RAYMAN
    Chaos roiled the Newsweek offices Monday with the firings of the editor-in-chief, his number two and three reporters — possibly in retaliation for their unfavorable coverage of the company. Johnathan Davis, the co-founder/CEO of Newsweek Media Group, ordered the firing of top editor Bob Roe, his deputy Ken Li and reporters Celeste Katz and Josh Saul, as well as Josh Keefe, a reporter for the International Business Times, a sister company, a source said.
  • Conan O’Brien Gets Haitians to Insult Trump

    01/23/2018 8:14:52 PM PST · by libh8er · 44 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1.22.2018 | Matt Wilstein
    “We have beautiful golf courses here, Mr. President,” one man says. “Please come cheat on them.” One woman sends a “message of love” to America’s leader: “Oprah, we love you!” O’Brien even found a Norwegian immigrant who lives in Haiti. “I would like to immigrate to the USA,” she says, “after 2020.”
  • How a Parasitic President Trump Feasted on the Ailing Media

    01/20/2018 8:16:36 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Jan 20, 2018 | DAVID GREENBERG
    In his relentless efforts to demonize the press, Trump capitalized on a media landscape degraded by partisanship and media outlets emphasizing spin at the expense of substance. Donald Trump’s first year in office is drawing to a close, but his war on the media is not. It’s tempting to think we’ve been here before. Every president has considered himself the victim of skewed reporting and baseless slanders, and more than a few distrusted, denounced, and despised the press corps. In fact, most other presidents—including Barack Obama for his liberal Espionage Act prosecutions, and George W. Bush for his White...
  • Justice Department ‘Looking Into’ Hillary Clinton’s Emails— Again

    01/04/2018 2:20:06 PM PST · by bitt · 32 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/4/2018 | Betsy Woodroof
    It’s the most scrutinized email server of all time. But the president is demanding it get scrutinized again. And DOJ is taking a fresh look. Justice Department officials are taking a fresh look at Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she served as secretary of State, The Daily Beast has learned. An ally of Attorney General Jeff Sessions who is familiar with the thinking at the Justice Department’s Washington headquarters described it as an effort to gather new details on how Clinton and her aides handled classified material. Officials’ questions include how much classified information was sent...
  • Justice Department reopens Hillary Clinton email investigation

    01/04/2018 9:06:02 AM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 116 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/014/18 | Kelly Cohen
    The Department of Justice has caved to pressure from the White House and is reportedly reopening the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. According to the Daily Beast, there is a new effort in the department to get new details on how Clinton and her aides — including former top aide Huma Abedin — handled classified material. The effort will look at how much classified information was on her private email server, and how that information got there. President Trump has continually questioned if and when the Justice Department would reopen its...
  • Why People Hate the Media: Journalists Lash Out at Sanders Asking What They’re Thankful For

    11/20/2017 7:26:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | November 20, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    On Monday afternoon, some journalists provided another small nail in the coffin of the media’s credibility when they lost their collective minds on Twitter over White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asking reporters to share what they’re most thankful for this Thanksgiving week.  Sanders still allowed reporters to ask questions and most responded with thoughtful answers, but a few ignored it (including the Associated Press’s Zeke Miller and Washington Post’s Jenna Johnson). For some journalists on Twitter, they lambasted Sanders for her “bizarre” exercise that one labeled “harmful to a democracy.”  NPR’s Domenico Montanaro was the most offended, showcasing...
  • Freedom of Speech Does Not Guarantee Understanding

    10/26/2017 9:09:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | October 26, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    Daily Beast columnist Jay Michaelson is unhappy with America's football fans. In a thoughtful column, he argues that "kneeling for the anthem is a sign of respect, not disrespect, for our country and the values it stands for." He adds that "To protest -- for whatever cause, left or right wing -- is to make real the best ideals of America: freedom of speech, democracy, the rule of law. Protesting brings those ideals into reality." But as players kneel in protest, America's football fans have not been pleased. Ratings and attendance are down while public perceptions of the NFL have...
  • Popcorn: Rachel Maddow Claims To Have Trump's Tax Returns

    03/14/2017 6:37:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 155 replies ^ | March 14, 2017 | Christine Rouselle
    UPDATE (8:33 p.m.): The Associated Press is reporting that Maddow has one of President Donald Trump's income tax return from 2005. BREAKING: MSNBC's Rachel Maddow says the network has obtained Donald Trump tax documents from 2005.— The Associated Press (@AP) March 15, 2017 UPDATE (8:35 p.m.): The White House has responded that Trump paid $38 million in taxes on his income of $150 million, which was what was legally required of him. 14-Mar-2017 08:29:23 PM - WHITE HOUSE SAYS IN RESPONSE TO MSNBC THAT TRUMP PAID $38 MILLION IN TAXES ON INCOME OF $150 MILLION— Jennifer Ablan (@jennablan) March 15,...
  • Reporting? Liberal Media Have Much More in Mind Than That

    02/21/2017 5:21:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 21, 2017 | Joe Schaeffer
    The mainstream media have stepped up their complaints about President Trump amid pious howls mostly about the First Amendment. The issue, however, has nothing to do with that. It's that these organizations are openly asserting a right to define, control and impose their world-view on us. That's the real problem. To start, they are defining what is and isn't offensive in America today, claiming they can make those designations even while admitting they don't have all the facts, and that you, the reader, deserve to lose your job if you fall outside of the rigid box they construct. There are...
  • The Daily Beast Falls For Twitter Hoax, Falsely Identifies Quebec City Mosque Shooters

    01/30/2017 6:38:21 AM PST · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 30 Jan 2017 | Alex Griswold
    The Daily Beast falsely reported Sunday night that a pair of white supremacists had been identified as the perpetrators of the mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque. The rumor that white supremacists David M.J. Aurine and Mathieu Fournier were identified as the shooters appears to have been begun by a hoax Reuters account. Again, that isn’t really Reuters, but the tweet racked up over a thousand retweets. While many fell for the hoax on social media, the only outlet that reported on it was the Daily Beast. The parody account appeared to acknowledge the Daily Beast story, tweeting two...
  • Daily Beast Falls For Fake News On Quebec Mosque Shooting

    01/30/2017 6:34:02 AM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 30, 2017 | Scott Greer
    The Daily Beast wrongfully accused two fictitious white supremacists as the prime suspects in the Quebec City mosque shooting Sunday night after falling for a bogus Reuters Twitter account.
  • The Clinton-Silsby Trafficking (Haiti) Scandal And How The Media Attempted To Ignore/Cover It Up

    01/25/2017 10:46:44 AM PST · by Perseverando · 46 replies ^ | January 25, 2017 | William Craddick
    Abstract: Contrary to reports in the media, the crowd sourced investigation labeled by some as "Pizzagate" did not begin with internet sleuths digging through the Wikileaks Podesta Files releases looking for pizza parlors and encoded language discussing human trafficking. It began with the shocking discovery that Hillary and Bill Clinton provided assistance to convicted child trafficker, Laura Silsby, resulting in a reduced sentence for child trafficking. Silsby was arrested at the Haitian border attempting to smuggle 33 children out of Haiti without documentation. Her sentence and charges were reduced after an intervention by Bill Clinton. In the aftermath of Silsby's...
  • Daily Beast Writer Conjures Up Racism in Trump-Pence Logo

    07/16/2016 4:57:32 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 16, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Streeeeetch! Yes you really have to stretch to find any hint of racism in the new Trump-Pence logo. Take a look at the logo below and see if you can find it? No? Are you scratching your heads over in bewilderment as to how anybody could detect any hint of racism in the logo? Well, you're not Daily Beast writer Olivia Nuzzi who somehow saw the link between that logo and the logo of a racist organization.
  • Trump Pal—Never Mind My Lynching Tweet

    07/06/2016 9:31:13 AM PDT · by McGruff · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 6, 2016 | Gideon Resnick
    A Tweet from Carl Paladino, a former candidate for New York governor and a current surrogate for Donald Trump’s campaign, appeared to suggest that the Attorney General of the United States should be lynched on Wednesday morning. “Lynch @LorettaLynch let a Grand Jury decide,” Paladino said in the Tweet, which has since been deleted.
  • Donald Trump’s Anti-Semitic Mob Came for Me (Ptomaine Alert!)

    06/21/2016 1:32:28 PM PDT · by orchestra · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 6/21/2016 | Michael Weiss
    An appearance on CNN—which included some pushback against Trump’s reaction to the Orlando massacre—was enough to inspire 72 hours of online abuse. There is a shrinking but still very real possibility that a pumpkin-faced blowhard who lives like a Borgia, talks like a child, and wears a dead Tribble on his head may soon be in possession of our nuclear launch codes. To call this a national embarrassment is to implicitly hold our nation in higher esteem than I’m any longer prepared to do.
  • Mastermind of Istanbul Airport Attack Had Been Georgian Informant, Official Says

    07/01/2016 9:12:51 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 33 replies ^ | 07.01.16 2:20 PM ET | Anna Nemtsova
    IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL07.01.16 2:20 PM ET Mastermind of Istanbul Airport Attack Had Been Georgian Informant, Official Says Akhmed Chatayev is blamed for planning the deadly attack in Turkey, and an official says he was on the government payroll before returning to jihad. ODESSA, Ukraine — Sometimes the world of terror and counterterror is amazingly small. The day after at least 43 people were killed and more than 235 injured in a terrorist attack on Istanbul’s international airport, Turkish officials announced the arrest of the alleged mastermind behind the attack: Akhmed Chatayev, an ethnic Chechen from Russia who,...