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  • Babylon Bee Vows to Fight Back after Snopes Doubles Down on Critique: Satire vs. The Fact Checkers

    08/20/2019 6:40:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/20/2019 | Tyler O' Neil
    Last month, the satire site The Babylon Bee lawyered up after liberal fact-checker Snopes tried to deplatform it by calling it "fake news" and suggesting the Babylon Bee did not rise to the level of satire. The Babylon Bee's lawyer sent a demand letter, and Snopes altered the offending article. But last week, Snopes unloaded two more attacks on the Bee, and the Bee vowed to keep fighting back."Snopes is at it again. We had hoped that a demand letter from our attorneys would prompt changes. And it seemed to. Snopes did go back and edit their defamatory fact-check, revising...
  • Mass shootings questions

    08/07/2019 1:55:57 PM PDT · by zerosix · 30 replies
    8/7/19 | Self
    Mass shootings/shooters/truth. Where do I go to actually find out truth in these various shootings?I'm certain some things can be linked through various connections, i.e. young people (males specifically) who've been on mind altering drugs, spending time on internet playing violent video games, seeing themselves without friends, close knit families, bonds with good teachers/mentors, etc.Not all of these shootings have the shooters showing these traits, others, like the Las Vegas shooter, we've been locked out completely and when there are numerous witnesses who claim that there are more than one shooter but get shut down completely, no discussion about external...
  • The Religion of Feeling: A Warning to Conservatives

    05/08/2019 7:25:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/08/2019 | Judith Acosta
    For a vast percentage of those on the left, all the rhetoric comes down to one basic and very emotional platform: they are the good guys, facts be damned. And despite the tendency of the rational to dismiss it, this is not a platform to be trifled with. When asked what their political beliefs are, liberals all repeat the same chant: the right is evil, corporate, racist, intolerant, and homophobic, and the left is “humane,” “tolerant,” and “nice.” They don’t even use the word “good” because that lexicon is fraught with the implication of a moral code that does not...
  • US Secretary of State Pompeo visits Iraq amid Iran tensions

    05/07/2019 5:47:52 PM PDT · by bingoplayer · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/7/2019 | BBC
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made an unscheduled, fleeting visit to Iraq, amid growing tensions with Iran. Mr Pompeo cancelled a trip to Berlin to meet with Iraqi leaders during a four-hour stop in the capital Baghdad. The visit came days after a US aircraft carrier was deployed to the region, which officials said was in response to threats to US forces and its allies from Iran. On Tuesday it was revealed the US was sending B-52 bombers to the region.
  • Seven Times Democrats Ignored Facts or Science for Political Gain

    04/24/2019 7:31:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/24/2019 | Matt Margolis
    In my many debates with left-leaning people, I’ve noticed a common trend. They seem to confuse emotional arguments with factual arguments. There’s a constant harping on the need to “do something” about some issue without any empirical evidence that supports that “something.” We’re treated to lectures about acting for future generations, “the children” and “doing what’s right,” even if those things turn out to be harmful. If you ask them, they’ll tell you, and they might even believe that they’re making factual arguments, but they’re not. This is why the right is so often accused of bigotry just for having...
  • The Origin of "Taps" (Fantasy vs Facts)

    01/25/2019 3:32:55 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 6 replies
    email and research internet ^ | 3/28/2014 | not listed
    We in the United States have all heard the haunting song, 'Taps...' It's the song that gives us the lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes. But, do you know the story behind the song? If not, I think you will be interested to find out about its humble beginnings. Reportedly, it all began in 1862 during the Civil War, when Union Army Captain Robert Elli was with his men near Harrison's Landing in Virginia. The Confederate Army was on the other side of the narrow strip of land. During the night, Captain Elli heard the moans...
  • More AOC: Facts Don’t Matter When You’re “Morally Right”

    01/07/2019 11:04:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 7, 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Scoff at this all you want, but on this point Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sounds more mainstream — and bipartisan — than most would admit. During his 60 Minutes interview with the new House member, Anderson Cooper confronted Ocasio-Cortez with a whopper about Pentagon spending that earned her four Pinocchios at the Washington Post. Ocasio-Cortez replied that being “morally right” means never having to account for facts:
  • Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t believe it’s important to be FACTUALLY correct on issues

    01/07/2019 12:28:43 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 48 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/7/19 | Jon Dougherty
    For a congresswoman, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is turning out to be a pretty good dancer. And a pretty good Democratic Socialist. While she and many in her party have lashed out at POTUS Donald Trump for alleged untruths and fudging of facts, Ocasio-Cortez admitted during a “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday with Anderson Cooper that it’s much more important to be “morally right” than factually correct. “One of the criticisms of you is that your math is fuzzy,” Cooper said in regards to factual errors she has made in previous claims, something she dismissed as “missing the forest for the...
  • K 12: Dumbing Down Is Not A Good Strategy

    11/01/2018 6:43:40 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 12 replies
    Republic Standard ^ | July 19, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Is there a law somewhere which requires that public schools must aim for mediocrity?Nobody denies that our toys, including games and robots, are smarter than ever. Meanwhile, everyone seems to agree that we humans are moving in the other direction: dumber and dumbest.The unanimity of opinion is rather shocking. You see on the Internet a lot of headlines like this: “Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing — and some experts argue it's because humans have reached their intellectual peak.” As for why, there is a colorful variety of opinion. Some people blame pollution, diet, and/or environmental degradation....
  • Public Schools: the Three Big Problems that We Must Fix

    10/15/2018 7:34:39 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 22 replies
    Republic Standard ^ | May 1, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Summary: One thing our public schools do well is undermine real education.... K-12 education is a big swirl of unnecessary problems and impasses. Millions of children are damaged by what seem to be ideological decisions. Our self-appointed experts, which I call the Education Establishment, appear unable to improve the schools. Worse, they don't seem to want to. Let’s identify the three main problems as the first step toward fixing them: First, our schools seem to become dumber by the year and probably by the month. Government statistics say that the majority of our students, in both fourth grade and eighth...
  • French Class As the Perfect Way to Teach Everything

    09/27/2018 6:36:00 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sept 10, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    There is one constant throughout the past 100 years. Professors of education came up with ever more exotic schemes and nomenclatures for how education should be organized, even as these schemes confused students and destroyed achievement. Each scheme had a catchy name (Open Classroom, Life Adjustment, Multiculturalism, Constructivism, Common Core) and a phalanx of resistance-is-futile jargon. Somehow the proposals didn’t translate into gains. One might cynically conclude that the jargon was a goal in itself (to get a grant, to build a career, to impress ordinary citizens). You may even suspect that the larger purpose of all these schemes is...
  • Media Matters Hires Fake Fact-Checker Who Falsely Maligned a War Hero

    07/24/2018 11:59:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    www.independentsentinel.com ^ | July 24, 2018 | By S.Noble
    Remember last month when celebrities like actor Ron Perlman smeared as a Nazi a veteran of the Marine Corps and double amputee who now works for ICE as a computer forensics analyst? They misread his tattoo which is a symbol of his platoon. A New Yorker fact-checker spread the lie far and wide without checking with the veteran. Talia Lavin, the now-former fact checker for The New Yorker, was hired by the radical-left Media Matters to fact-check right-wing outlets. This comes within a month of her slandering the disabled veteran and ICE employee as a Nazi. She is now free...
  • Reviving journalism

    07/05/2018 11:02:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/18 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Recording history, whether a community event or a gargantuan cataclysm, is a calling. It is ministering to society by relating facts not fantasy Going from spin to facts, vagueness to specifics and inferences to full quotes. This is part of what it would take to revive journalism. Simple, right? In reality, hardly possible in a world where journalism schools have mostly been redesignated schools of communications, which is a completely different and oppositional field of study. Consider what news writing was intended to be—journaling the occurrences of the day. Keeping a public diary, in a manner of speaking, without personal...
  • It Depends on What the Meaning of Facts Is

    03/30/2018 5:51:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    Former President Barack Obama (I love the adjective preceding his title) made some comments at the recent Global Opinion Leaders Summit in Japan that I can't let slide, so please forgive me. "It used to be that the two political parties in the United States would disagree but there was a common base line of facts and a set of norms in terms of political behavior that were followed. ... You could have a disagreement, but basic things got done. ... And some of the reason for that is ... it used to be that in the United States, there...
  • Las Vegas Massacre – “Supernatural” – Paddock Said His Brain Was Hacked – More Strangeness And...

    02/11/2018 7:55:21 AM PST · by davikkm · 39 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    There is more strangeness coming out of Las Vegas with each new day. Stephen Paddock told a prostitute he feared he was an “experiment.” He, also, told her he was born with “bad blood.” She went on to say he performed bizarre sexual acts on her, and now she is missing. She told girls after work that she was scared something would happen to her. Paddock paid her $6,000 a night, and she said she had been with him the night of October 1, 2017. We know that the room service ticket showed he had two people in his room...
  • The Memo and the Truth

    02/06/2018 5:54:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    Partisans tend to read, watch and listen only, or mostly, to information and opinions that reinforce their beliefs. If information surfaces that counters those beliefs, it is usually disparaged, excused or ignored. That's human nature. Such is the case with the "memo" released last Friday by the Republican majority on the House Intelligence Committee. The four-page document alleges, in the words of a Wall Street Journal editorial: "the FBI and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court appear to have been used to influence the 2016 election and its aftermath." If true, that is real collusion. Conservative partisans are rejoicing and having...
  • Former Gadsden mall manager says Roy Moore wasn't banned

    11/16/2017 3:39:34 AM PST · by Candor7 · 175 replies
    WBRC Fox 6 News ^ | 15 Nov. 2017 | Janet Hall
    Former Gadsden mall manager says Roy Moore wasn't banned (Video News Feed)
  • "BE INFORMED, NOT JUST OPINIONATED" - Fact checking the fact checkers

    09/14/2017 9:46:41 AM PDT · by Baynative · 2 replies
    Just Facts Daily ^ | 2017 | website
    I've spent a lot of time looking for a straight publication of statistics and factual statements. Here's one I think many people will benefit from. http://www.justfactsdaily.com/false-arguments-against-evidence-of-vote-fraud/
  • Rutherford Institute founder responds to rally violence

    08/16/2017 6:59:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    CBS 19 News ^ | Aug 15, 2017 | Courteney Stuart
    Rutherford Institute founder responds to rally violence By Courteney Stuart Posted: Tue 7:01 PM, Aug 15, 2017 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- In the days since the violence of the Aug. 12 Unite the Right rally, anger has mounted, some of it directed at the civil rights organizations that represented rally organizer Jason Kessler in his legal fight to keep the rally in Emancipation Park. The Rutherford Institute founder John Whitehead said he doesn't regret taking the case and notes that it's about defending the First Amendment, not supporting the mission of the rally. "If you're going to believe in the...
  • The WaPo Story About Trump “Misleading” is Misleading and Ignores Some Major Facts!

    08/02/2017 8:20:14 AM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The Washington Post’s shiny new story about the possibility of Donald Trump having mislead the American people by stage-managing the whole response to the “Russian Lawyer” meeting of Don Jr. is as inventive a piece of fiction as they can legally get away with. The use of “Anonymous sources” YET AGAIN, is becoming ludicrous. It lacks evidence, and in fact is easier to poke holes in then a pair of fishnet stockings. The “Scandal” comes from the assertion that when news broke of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a “Russian Lawyer, the President himself stepped in and stage-managed the whole...