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  • There are lots of ways social media outlets can bias political debate

    09/20/2018 9:27:28 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 20, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    There are lots of ways that social media outlets can bias political debates. We have heard of everything from accounts being closed down to deciding what stories are listed as trending. With Facebook using liberal fact-checking organizations such as ABC News, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, and Politifact, it guarantees political bias. On Friday, Facebook announced that it was going to start applying this fact checking to photos and videos.
  • What we know about (transgender) Snochia Moseley, alleged shooter at Rite Aid warehouse

    09/20/2018 11:38:40 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 20, 2018 | Lillian Reed and Ian Duncan
    Authorities in Harford County were still trying to determine late Thursday why Snochia Moseley opened fire at the Rite Aid warehouse where she had taken a temporary job, killing three employees and fatally wounding herself. Authorities have not identified the victims. [Snip] Authorities and court records identified Moseley as female, as did a Facebook profile in her name. But in Facebook messages Coley shared with The Baltimore Sun, Moseley described herself as transgender, although it was not clear whether Moseley preferred to be addressed using masculine or feminine pronouns. In messages that the friend said were sent in December 2016,...
  • The Death Threats Mrs. Kavanaugh Is Getting Will Churn Your Stomach

    09/20/2018 10:27:56 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 09/20/2018
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s wife Ashley Estes Kavanaugh has received a battery of death threats in recent days, after allegations appeared in the press that the judge sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford in 1982. The vivid missives are just one iteration of the inflamed rhetoric surrounding Kavanaugh’s nomination to the high court, following Ford’s accusations. The Ford family has similarly been threatened. “May you, your husband and your kids burn in hell,” one message to Mrs. Kavanaugh read. Another told Mrs. Kavanaugh to put a bullet in her husband’s skull. The Wall Street Journal obtained the emails on Thursday,...
  • A top Cornell food researcher has had 13 studies retracted. That’s a lot.

    09/20/2018 7:15:00 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 34 replies
    Vox ^ | 20 Sept 2018 | Brian Resnick and Julia Belluz
    Cornell says Brian Wansink “committed academic misconduct,” and is leaving the university. He’s a cautionary tale in bad incentives in science. Thirteen of Wansink’s studies have now been retracted, including the six pulled from JAMA Wednesday. ...To date, 13 of his papers have been retracted. And that’s stunning given that Wansink was so highly cited and his body of work was so influential. Wansink also collected government grants, helped shape the marketing practices at food companies, and worked with the White House to influence food policy in this country.
  • Vanity: DiGenova said Ford Approached WaPo with her Story a Month Before the DiFi Letter

    09/20/2018 7:59:06 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    Vanity / Fox / Joe DiGenova
    On Laura Ingraham’s show tonight. Joe DiGenova said: “Here’s what’s interesting. Remember how the Democrats claimed she was outed by Republicans? Thirty days before anything was written about her, Doctor (Ford) approached the Washington Post on her own and asked to be interviewed as long as they maintained her confidentiality. She outed herself to the Washington Post thirty days before the first story.”
  • Did Anyone Notice Mazie Hirono?

    09/20/2018 6:13:39 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 31 replies
    Vanity | 9/20/18 | Originalbuckeye
    Did anyone notice Hirono ‘prompt’ Gillibrand this evening, when Gillibrand was braying about Kavanaugh?
  • Yale Law dean: Reports that professor groomed female clerks for Kavanaugh 'of enormous concern'

    09/20/2018 5:38:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 137 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 20, 2018 | Adam Edelman and Kasie Hunt
    The dean of Yale Law School on Thursday responded to reports that a prominent professor at the school had advised students seeking judicial clerkships with Brett Kavanaugh on their physical looks, saying the reported allegations of faculty misconduct are "of enormous concern" and calling on anyone affected to come forward. According to reports in The Guardian, the Huffington Post and Above the Law, Amy Chua, a professor at the law school, would advise students on their physical appearance if they wanted to seek a clerkship for Kavanaugh. Specifically, Chua would help potential applicants to have a "model-like" appearance.
  • Nikki Haley: New York Times ‘knew the facts’ about curtains and still released story

    09/20/2018 8:37:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/18 | Megan Keller
    Nikki Haley, President Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, said Thursday that The New York Times knew she had not been involved in the purchase of expensive curtains for her New York residence when it printed a story implying she did. "They knew the facts and they released the story anyway," Haley told Fox News' "The Story." "I hadn't even taken the job when these curtains were picked out," she said. "We told the reporters that these were the facts." The Times issued an editor's note at the top of its piece, which was originally titled "Nikki Haley's View of...
  • Want to help prevent rape? Withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination.

    09/20/2018 8:07:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 104 replies
    Want to help prevent rape? Withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination . If we care about all the sexual assaults that haven’t yet occurred, we must treat attempted rape as disqualifying for a Supreme Court justice. By Sandra Newman Sandra Newman has written widely about sexual assault and is the author of several books, including the forthcoming novel The Heavens. September 20 at 3:19 AM When Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations that Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a party when he was 17, it was no surprise that Republicans were quick to deny it ever happened. What was surprising,...
  • 8 countries warn Israel against demolishing Bedouin outpost

    09/20/2018 5:03:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 09/21/18 01:07 | Elad Benari
    Eight European countries at the United Nations, including five Security Council members, on Thursday called on Israel to reverse its decision to demolish the illegal Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, AFP reported. Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Poland and the Netherlands warned that the demolition of the village “would severely threaten the viability of the two-state solution”. “We therefore call upon the Israeli authorities to reconsider their decision to demolish Khan al-Ahmar,” the countries said in a joint statement released ahead of a council meeting on the Middle East. Khan al-Ahmar was built in the 1990s on land belonging...
  • What to Look For in Friday’s First Debate Between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke

    09/20/2018 12:20:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | September 20, 2018 | R.G. Ratcliffe
    Two politicians not known for brevity will face off at 6 p.m on statewide television. When Republican incumbent U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic opponent, Beto O’Rourke, face off in their first debate Friday, watch as two long-winded politicians struggle for brevity. This past weekend, a reporter asked Cruz a simple question about Hurricane Harvey. His answer lasted 3 minutes, 57 seconds—which is forever on television. O’Rourke recently used 3 minutes, 38 seconds to give his defense of National Football League players taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police violence against blacks. The abridged version of...
  • Sources: Nellie Ohr Is Refusing To Appear For Congressional Deposition

    09/20/2018 12:26:48 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 37 replies
    dailyholler ^ | 09/20/2018 | Chuck Ross
    Nellie Ohr, the wife of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, is refusing to appear before Congress for a closed-door hearing that was scheduled to take place this Friday, sources tell The Daily Caller News Foundation.
  • The Case for Impeaching Kavanaugh (NYT alert)

    09/20/2018 12:22:11 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2018 | Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr.
    Charles Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, seem determined to call a vote next week on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, even in the face of this week’s sexual assault allegations against him. Senate Republicans assume, correctly, that if they can hold the party line, his installation on the Supreme Court is a sure thing. This is certainly true — even if the Democratic caucus in the Senate holds firm against Mr. Kavanaugh, they simply lack the votes to block him....
  • GEN Michael Hayden: 'Getting close' to intelligence community revolt

    09/19/2018 10:42:27 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 150 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 19 SEP 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    "Former CIA Director Michael Hayden said "it's getting close" to the time President Trump's intelligence agency leaders stand up to their boss about his declassification order and quit if he doesn't back down." ""Sooner or later, we will come to a point for what the president demands is so egregious ... that the right thing for them to do, to signal the alarm, to send up the flare is to say if you want this done, Mr. President, it will have to be done by somebody else," Hayden said Wednesday morning on CNN."
  • Summit may be the grand theater Kim needs to show his people

    09/18/2018 9:11:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 18, 2018 | Foster Klug, The Associated Press
    If North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was searching for the perfect propaganda set piece, something designed to show his people that he's a strong leader pushing inexorably for the long-delayed, long-promised prosperity they deserve, then visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in might be providing him with a unique opportunity. Moon believes that his deep engagement with North Korea is crucial after last year's fears of war, when Washington reacted with fury to a torrent of ever-more-powerful North Korean weapons tests. He argues better ties with North Korea will help South Koreans, and the region, by settling the standoff over...
  • Kavanaugh’s Wife Takes Cupcakes To Press Camped Outside Her Home

    09/19/2018 12:11:58 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 112 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 09/18/2018
    When press and camera crews from a number of outlets gathered outside her door — as a sexual assault allegation left the Supreme Court nomination of her husband, Brett Kavanaugh, hanging in the balance — Ashley Estes Kavanaugh delivered cupcakes. According to at least one reporter, CBS’ Kathryn Watson, Kavanaugh offered up cupcakes from Sprinkles, a cupcake bakery in Georgetown. Watson’s tweet spurred several reactions. First, people asked, “why are you at his house?” and criticized the media for camping out at his house.
  • California will launch 'its own damn satellite' as a swipe at Trump, 'Governor Moonbeam' says

    09/15/2018 4:36:14 PM PDT · by familyop · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15SEP18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    "We're going to launch our own satellite — our own damn satellite to figure out where the pollution is and how we’re going to end it," Brown told the audience at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco..."In California, with science under attack, in fact we’re under attack by a lot of people, including Donald Trump, but the climate threat still keeps growing," Brown added. "So, we want to know, what the hell is going on all over the world, all the time?"..."If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite," Brown said back in...
  • Derek Hunter and Brent Bozell on C-Span2 Tonight

    09/16/2018 4:53:13 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ
    C-Span | 16 September, 2018 | Intolerant in NJ
    Derek Hunter, author of the new book Outrage Inc.: How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood, appears with Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, to discuss the book on C-Span2's "After Words" tonight at 9:00 PM EDT, a repeat from earlier this evening and yesterday. Hunter discusses the tactics and maneuvers used by the left to advance their causes, for example rarely talking about the facts of an issue, which are usually too boring and complicated for most people to follow, but rather presenting their arguments in emotional terms and suggesting that following what their opponents...
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump will 'wholesale fire people' after midterm election

    09/18/2018 10:29:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 19, 2018 | Dennis Romero
    Clinton says Trump supporters don't "fully appreciate what is potential under this presidency." Hillary Clinton predicted Tuesday that President Donald Trump will "wholesale fire people" in the White House and become increasingly unaccountable, if Democrats don't check his power by winning a majority of seats in the House or Senate in the November midterm elections. Clinton made the remarks during the former secretary of state's appearance on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show." "What I worry about, Rachel, is that after this election this president is going to wholesale fire people," Clinton said. " ... And if we [Democrats] don’t have...
  • Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on U.S. imports

    09/18/2018 10:02:30 PM PDT · by cba123 · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 18, 2018 | Joe Mcdonald
    BEIJING – China on Tuesday announced a tariff increase on $60 billion of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump’s latest duty increase in a dispute over Beijing’s technology policy. The announcement followed a warning by an American business group that a “downward spiral” in their conflict appeared certain following Trump’s penalties on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The Finance Ministry said it was going ahead with plans announced in August for the increases of 10 percent and 5 percent on 5,207 types of U.S. goods. A list released last month included coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. Please see...