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  • After backlash, New York Times admits it should not have run Tom Cotton op-ed

    06/04/2020 4:36:02 PM PDT · by norcal joe · 37 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Thursday, June 4, 2020 | Mike Murphy
    The New York Times NYT, -1.29% admitted Thursday it erred in publishing an op-ed column by Sen. Tom Cotton calling for the military to quell protests. The hawkish, one-sided column published Wednesday outraged many, including staff members, many of whom tweeted in solidarity : "Running this puts black @nytimes staff in danger." In a statement late Thursday, the Times said Cotton's piece did not meet its standards, though it did not explain exactly why it was published. "We've examined the piece and the process leading up to its publication. This review made clear that a rushed editorial process led to...
  • Ever Think Why Big Lies Are More Believable Than Little Ones?

    05/25/2020 12:21:05 PM PDT · by street_lawyer · 5 replies
    Bad News Journal ^ | Bad News Journal
    BNJ Editorial June 12, 2017 Ever think why big lies are more believable than little ones? Big lies have an inherent power to upset us, and trigger our control mechanism, one such control mechanism is fear. What are some of the big lies that have shaped American society? To accommodate a lifestyle that handles so many undesirable outcomes we need lies if we are going to avoid accepting what we know instinctively to be true. We live in denial, so lies do an excellent job of excusing our failings, confirming our basest purposes, and avoiding anxiety about what may happen...
  • Post Coronavirus - If You Survive (vanity)

    01/26/2020 7:46:08 AM PST · by GulfMan · 69 replies
    With almost hourly reports of new cases of Coronavirus popping up in American cities it feels as though the enemy is stealthily parachuting in nearly unseen during the night. We hear reports but they seem so innocuous and far away that we seemingly aren't all that alarmed. However, if one steps back and thinks through what a worst case or near worst case scenario might look like - we might be doing so in the final few weeks of what we will remember as our past lives, before the virus, wishing we would have soaked more of what we once...
  • Add Iran's Leadership to Ash Heap of History

    01/07/2020 6:36:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | January 7, 2020 | Cal Thomas
    Addressing the British Parliament in 1982, President Ronald Reagan outlined a plan for placing the Soviet Union and Marxism-Leninism on the "ash heap of history." It is an objective President Trump might pursue against the mullahs in Iran, who are subsidizing terrorism in the Middle East and threatening to export it elsewhere. The latest military and verbal volleys between the United States and Iran started when a branch of the Hezbollah terrorist group (called "militants" by some reporters), attacked the American Embassy in Baghdad. Unlike the 2012 terrorist assaults in Benghazi, Libya, during which U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Information Officer...
  • Whoa: Massachusetts Newspaper Drags Warren Through The Wringer For Attacking Law Enforcement

    08/18/2019 5:53:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | August 18, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    The Boston Herald on Friday penned an editorial blasting Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) for her repeated attacks on law enforcement. The editorial board recounted numerous instances Sen. Warren went after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and police officers for enforcing our rule of law. Specifically, the Herald cited an incident that took place in Boston: Last year it was ICE she targeted for expulsion, saying that it should be replaced with “something that reflects our morality.” She bellowed to a boisterous Boston City Hall Plaza crowd that, “This is about children held in cages. This is about babies scattered all across this country.”That...
  • If China crushes Hong Kong, is Taiwan next?

    08/12/2019 5:35:16 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/12/19 | Dov S. Zakheim
    At the most recent meeting of the Aspen Strategy Group — which includes current and former senators, former senior officials, retired military, leading academics and analysts — a number of the participants expressed considerable doubt about whether the United States could defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese attack, or even whether it would attempt to do so. Behind the concerns voiced at Aspen, Colo., was the shadow of a potentially brutal Chinese paramilitary operation to crush the dissenters in Hong Kong. The fear was that once Beijing’s “one country, two systems” policy toward Hong Kong was terminated, Taiwan...
  • Fox Veers Left

    07/31/2019 6:59:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    American ^ | July 31, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    See also: In defense of Fox NewsThe continued listing to port of Fox News, which rose to prominence precisely because it cut through the politically correct swamp fog that passed as media news just as Donald Trump sliced through the swamp itself on his way to the White House, was on full display on Fox News Sunday when host Chris Wallace joined Democrats whose latest charge of Trump racism occurred when Trump reminded Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings that conditions in his rat-infested congressional district were worse than conditions in ICE detention centers on our porous southern border with Mexico. Chris...
  • They Missed The Mark: Baltimore Sun Pens Catty Editorial About Trump's Take On The City

    07/28/2019 5:55:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/28/2019 | Beth Baumann
    The Baltimore Sun penned a scathing editorial following President Donald Trump's claims that Baltimore "is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess." According to Trump, if Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) spent more time in his district, it would no longer be a "dangerous and filthy place."According to the Sun, Trump's comments were geared towards Cummings because he's "been a thorn in the president's side."From the editorial: It’s not hard to see what’s going on here. The congressman has been a thorn in this president’s side, and Mr. Trump sees attacking African American members of Congress as good politics, as it both warms the...
  • The DeSantis record: Bold promises clash with cold reality [Whiny Media!]

    07/14/2019 4:59:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Shun Sin Ten All of Fort Lauderdale ^ | 7/14/19 | fake news.editors
    Ron DeSantis kept his word: He’s the boldest Florida governor since Jeb Bush two decades ago. That’s why we’re so worried. After six months in office, he has lived up to the rhetoric of his Jan. 8 inaugural address: “I will lead with purpose and conviction.” But lead how? If the 2018 election proved anything, it’s that Florida is more closely divided than ever, and that should translate into a nonpartisan style of governing to lessen the extreme polarization in this deep purple state. It means honoring the public will, respecting all sides and protecting Florida’s fragile environment all the...
  • A Grand Compromise on Immigration

    03/24/2019 4:58:32 PM PDT · by Theoria · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 March 2019 | Peter King and Tom Suozzi
    A bipartisan deal to bring millions of immigrants out of the shadows, and pay for a secure border. Americans are frustrated by the inaction of their federal government on comprehensive immigration reform and border security. So are we. We both represent districts on Long Island, and we have both worked on immigration-related issues for over 25 years — one of us, Representative Suozzi, from the perspective of immigrant’s rights as a mayor, as a county executive and now as a member of Congress; the other, Representative King, from the perspective of border security as a former county comptroller, and now...
  • How Republicans Erased Trumpism

    02/02/2019 2:11:57 AM PST · by Theoria · 53 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 Feb 2019 | Matthew Glassman
    G.O.P. congressional leaders used tactics to minimize the president’s influence and maximize their own control over public policy. Donald Trump has a Congress problem. He can’t get Republicans to promote his policies. And when he forces the issue — as with his border wall — he can’t win their support.But most Americans don’t know that. After all, Republican legislators voted with the president well over 90 percent of the time during the 115th Congress. Record numbers of appellate judges were confirmed, and the president signed major tax legislation. Many observers have concluded that Mr. Trump dominates the Republican Party, and...
  • The United States of Empire

    10/25/2018 10:35:21 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Less Traveled Road ^ | 8/1/18 | Jon Chaley
    We’re getting close to the end now. Can you feel it? I do. It’s in the news, on the streets, and in your face every day. You can’t tune it out anymore, even if you wanted to. Where once there was civil debate in the court of public opinion, we now have censorship, monopoly, screaming, insults, demonization, and, finally, the use of force to silence the opposition. There is no turning back now. The political extremes are going to war, and you will be dragged into it even if you consider yourself apolitical. There are great pivot points in history,...
  • Kavanaugh: What Have We Learned?

    10/07/2018 10:31:05 AM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies ^ | 10/6/2018 | Jim Treacher
    So, Brett Kavanaugh is our next Supreme Court justice. It's all over now. What have we learned from the events of the past month? Speaking only for myself, this debacle has done nothing to change my mind about our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the media and the Democratic Party. (And yes, I realize those two things are the same thing.) Here are just a few of my biases that have been confirmed by this whole mess. If you don't know, now ya know: 1. Most of the media is actively working for the Democrats If I had any...
  • Finding Anonymous Op-Ed piece Author Like Trying to Nail Jelly to the Wall

    09/09/2018 7:07:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/18 | Judi McLeod
    The ‘Masked Man’ was—just as it usually is—the disingenuous New York Times The unidentified “prominent Republican donor” reportedly offering a $50,000 reward for the identity of the person who claims to be a high-ranking member of President Donald Trump’s administration who penned an anonymous Op-Ed piece for the New York Times and claimed they were working to actively protect the country from some of the president’s actions, should save his/her/their money for a more worthy cause. While there are untold numbers of Barack Obama holdovers surrounding the Trump administration eagerly waiting to plunge a knife into the president’s back, the...
  • Anonymous NYT Editorial: "Senior Officials" Sounds Like Reporter Jargon

    09/06/2018 1:31:37 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    Self | September 6, 2018 | PJ-Comix
    One thing that sticks out to me reading the anonymous editorial in the New York Times is that it doesn't sound like a government official wrote it. The big "tell" is the use of the term "senior officials" in one form or similar at three points in the body of the editorial. Do regular people write like that? Not really but you know who does? Reporters. Think about it. How often do you see reporters using the term "senior officials" when writing on background? It is fairly frequent. In contrast how often do high level officials in the government refer...
  • Judging Kavanaugh

    09/05/2018 6:02:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | September 5, 2018 | John Stossel
    Some people are very angry about President Trump's new Supreme Court pick. "Hell no, Kavanaugh! He is a dangerous man!" protesters shouted on the steps of the Supreme Court. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand yelled, "What is at stake is freedom for LGBTQ Americans, for equal rights, civil rights..." "They are freaking out because they don't understand," Ilya Shapiro, editor of the Cato Institute's Supreme Court Review, tells me. "Those top areas, abortion or gay rights or Citizens United, there's really not going to be a change." Every time one party appoints a judge, the other party acts as if the appointment...
  • Trump's 'dirty war' on media draws editorials in 300 US outlets

    08/16/2018 2:30:07 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 44 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16th August 2018 | BBC News
    More than 300 news outlets have launched a campaign to counter US President Donald Trump's attacks and promote a free press. The Boston Globe made the call last week for a nationwide denouncement of the president's "dirty war" against the media, using the hashtag #EnemyOfNone. Mr Trump has derided media reports as "fake news" and attacked journalists as "enemies of the people". And he tweeted on Thursday: "The fake news media is the opposition party." "It is very bad for our great country... But we are winning!" UN experts have warned that Mr Trump's comments about the media raise...
  • Hundreds Of Newspapers Denounce Trump's Attacks On Media In Coordinated Editorials

    08/16/2018 3:46:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 89 replies
    WBUR ^ | 8/16/18 | James Doubek
    More than 300 news publications across the country are joining together to defend the role of a free press and denounce President Trump's ongoing attacks on the news media in coordinated editorials publishing Thursday, according a tally by The Boston Globe. The project was spearheaded by editorial staff at the Globe, who write, "This relentless assault on the free press has dangerous consequences. We asked editorial boards from around the country – liberal and conservative, large and small – to join us today to address this fundamental threat in their own words." Editorials are typically written by opinion writers and...
  • Trump in Europe — American and unbowed

    07/16/2018 6:04:26 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | July 15, 2018 | Jack Engelhard
    Later they kissed and made up. But before that, at that NATO summit in Brussels, President Trump let them know who’s boss. No more rolling over…and while he was respectful to the Queen, and contrary to the habits of his predecessor, he did not bow. He focused on Angela Merkel, since she represents them all. He schooled her for double-dealing – that pipeline to Russia that puts Germany at the mercy of Putin who can turn off the energy spigot any time he wants, and then who ya gonna call? The United States, of course, which will have to come...
  • Wealthy CEOs Lecture Americans To Show ‘Courage’ by Submitting to Diversity and Amnesty

    12/14/2017 8:18:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | December 14, 2017 | Neil Munro
    Americans should have the courage to ignore their written laws, to amnesty DACA illegals and accept an open-borders world, says an op-ed by two wealthy CEOs who stand to gain more wealth in a labor market flooded by low-wage migrants. The op-ed by Tim Cook (CEO of Apple, wealth $800 million and growing) and Charles Koch (Koch Industries, $49 billion and growing) was posted in the Washington Post newspaper owned by Jeff Bezos (owner of Amazon, $98 billion and growing). Under the headline “Congress must act on the ‘dreamers,’” it declared: We must do better. The United States is at...