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  • US media claim Ivanka Trump was booed in Germany. But German newspaper says it never happened.

    04/28/2017 12:37:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 28, 2017 | Jon Street
    Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter, made her first oversees trip as a White House adviser earlier this week. As for how the trip went, it depends on who you ask. U.S. media outlets widely reported that the crowd Ivanka Trump spoke to at the Women’s 20 Summit in Berlin, Germany, “booed” and “hissed” at her when she defended her father for his stance on issues such as paid leave. “That is something I’m very proud of … long before he came into the presidency, he championed this in the primaries. He’s been a tremendous champion of supporting families...
  • There was no booing of Ivanka [Fake News?]

    04/28/2017 8:22:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    www.bild.de ^ | 26.04.2017 - 15:01 Uhr | Staff
    Many people were surprised by Ivanka Trump’s performance in Berlin. Contrary to the stereotype, the daughter of the US President made a sophisticated and level-headed impression at the panel discussion with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, and head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde. The glamorous White House ambassador also cleverly handled a controversial issue. US media, however, are focusing on something else: they claim that Ivanka was booed and sneered at. BILD clarifies: At the “Women20 Summit”, there was in fact a moment during the panel discussion when the audience began murmuring. Panel moderator Miriam Meckel asked...
  • Denmark maintains press freedoms in 'post-truth' era

    04/27/2017 5:37:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 27 April 2017 13:45 CEST+02:00
    Denmark continued its position as one of the few success stories in an era in which global media freedom is coming increasingly under threat, says a new report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). For the second year running, Denmark took fourth place on the RSF index, despite it being a year in which the global situation relating to press freedoms has worsened in nearly two thirds of the 180 countries in the Index. The authors of the index cited an article in Denmark’s 1849 constitution which guarantees freedom of speech and says that “censorship and other preventive measures can never...
  • NBC Finally Finds Trump Voter With Buyer’s Remorse...He’s a Democrat

    04/27/2017 3:44:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 27, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    After spending months trying to get Trump voters to express regret for their support of the President, on Thursday, NBC News political analyst Nicolle Wallace took to the Today show to eagerly announce that she finally found a regretful supporter. He turned out to a liberal millennial who backed Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary before voting for Donald Trump in the general election.          Wallace led off the segment by reminding viewers of her crusade to understand Trump voters: “So we began this journey five months ago with the goal of meeting and listening to the people...
  • NYT on Berkeley: Conservatives are “eagerly throwing themselves into volatile situations”

    04/27/2017 1:27:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2017 | AllahPundit
    The phrasing here skirts awfully close to suggesting right-wingers are complicit in the “anti-fascist” violence directed at them. If a provocateur like Coulter “throws herself into a volatile situation,” don’t be surprised if the locals are provoked in a “volatile” way, I guess.Charles Cooke anticipated this idea of “volatility” yesterday in summarizing the campus view of speech this way: “Your opinions are fighting words because I’ll riot if you express them.” [A]cross the country, conservatives like her are eagerly throwing themselves into volatile situations like the one in Berkeley, emboldened by a backlash over what many Americans see as...
  • Bill Clinton health crisis - family gathering in Little Rock

    04/26/2017 4:03:21 PM PDT · by plain talk · 271 replies
    Event Chronicle ^ | April 26, 2017
    Sources say Bill Clinton is in rough shape. . Sources close to the Clinton family say that Slick Willy, 40th President of the United States and perpetual cheater, will be lucky to make it through the end of the week. The Clinton family, including extended relatives and members of the Rodham clan, have been filing into Little Rock all week where Bill is reportedly bedridden at the residence attached to his presidential library. The fact that they’re booking rooms and sticking around most likely means they’re expecting to have to stay for a funeral. The Clintons have said that they...
  • Ivanka Trump: Resettling Syrian Refugees In US Should Be ‘Part Of The Discussion’

    04/26/2017 12:07:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 154 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/26/17 | KAITLAN COLLINS
    Ivanka Trump said resettling Syrian refugees in the United States should be “part of the discussion.” “I think there is a global humanitarian crisis that’s happening,” Ivanka — who serves as a special assistant to her father — said during an interview with the “Today” show. “And we have to come together and we have to solve it.” When asked if that means letting Syrian refugees into the United States, Ivanka said, “That has to be part of the discussion, but that’s not going to be enough in and of itself.” Donald Trump signed an executive order in March that...
  • Now Ivanka Trump says the US must admit Syrian refugees – after her father warned for a year

    04/26/2017 10:06:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 167 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/26/17 | David Martosko
    Full title.......................Now Ivanka Trump says the US must admit Syrian refugees – after her father warned for a year that they are the 'all-time great Trojan horse'....................... Ivanka now says the U.S. should accept refugees from Syria 'but that’s not going to be enough' to solve the humanitarian crisis there Her father, President Donald Trump, has made it clear he sees the migrant wave as a potential 'Trojan Horse' that could bring embedded terrorists to America Two White House sources say the president hasn't changed his mind despite Ivanka's decision to press the issue
  • LOL: Is THIS who the media hopes will help ‘fight back against the accusations of fake news’?

    04/26/2017 10:16:25 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 04/26/2017 | Doug P.
    "You can't make this stuff up. https://t.co/eWgXjlCCiU" — Mark Teister (@MTeister) April 26, 2017 The election of Donald Trump as president created an “all hands on deck” situation in the mainstream media, and fortunately many journos who focus on the White House are well rested after a hiatus of several years. There’s one reporter in particular who has renewed vigor, and Politico has heralded his return: "With millions of Facebook fans and the freedom to speak his mind, Dan Rather is back in the arena https://t.co/Y4fCwcFpLd via @POLITICOMag pic.twitter.com/6fw5ywjrVr" — POLITICO (@politico) April 26, 2017 "Dan Rather's second coming https://t.co/H9K9TH4bUi...
  • NYT Reporter Spreads Misleading Quote Implying Trump Never Read Executive Order

    04/26/2017 9:59:09 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 04/26/2017 | Alex Griswold
    The New York Times White House correspondent tweeted an out-of-context quote from President Donald Trump on Tuesday that made it appear the president had not read an executive order he was signing. Peter Baker tweeted that Trump said during the signing of an executive order to create an agriculture task force, "There's a lot of words. I won't bother reading everything." {..snip..}
  • Texas campus outraged over flyer addressing "white Americans"

    04/26/2017 7:39:46 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | 04/25/2017
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A controversial flier appeared on the University of Texas at Arlington campus that asks “white Americans” to report “any and all” illegal immigrants, CBS Dallas / Fort Worth reports. The school is taking down the fliers after students said they appeared on a message board inside the university commons. The group behind the message appears to be protesting the possibility of UTA becoming a “sanctuary campus.” The term “sanctuary city” refers to cities that follow certain procedures to shelter illegal immigrants.
  • US Ambassador: North Korea Behind US Blackouts With EMP Attack

    04/26/2017 7:41:16 AM PDT · by Strategy · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2017 | By Jay Greenberg
    United States Ambassador Henry Cooper has warned that North Korea has been working on ways of causing mass blackouts across the US using Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) technology for years and the government has no defense against such an attack. The former advisor to President Ronald Reagan also stated that Kim Jong-un has the capability to shut down the entire North American power grid with devastating consequences. North Korea has been developing ways of triggering an EMP device for "some time", according to Copper, by means of launching one through a missile or triggering it from a satellite.
  • The Red-Pill Right Swaps Chivalry for Misogyny

    04/26/2017 6:21:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 26, 2017 | Matt Lewis
    An investigation by The Daily Beast about the New Hampshire state representative who was secretly behind The Red Pill (“the web’s most popular online destination for pickup artistry and men’s rights activists”) got me thinking about how desperate and pathetic these men are. The Red Pill (the term comes from The Matrix) teaches “sexual strategy,” according to the article, including tips on “how to practice ‘negging,’ a game tactic involving a backhanded compliment calculated to undermine confidence and make a woman more vulnerable to advances.”
  • Google overhauls search algorithm in bid to fight fake news

    04/25/2017 4:54:34 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 34 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 25 April 2017 | James Titcomb
    The internet giant said it would demote “low-quality” websites and let users report offensive results... Google has been under mounting pressure in recent months for appearing to promote fake news and conspiracy theories in search results. The company’s search engine, which is driven by computer algorithms, has often struggled to differentiate between reputable sources and unsavoury websites, leading it to include extreme viewpoints or lies in its results. On Tuesday Google said it had hired a team of “evaluators” to assess the quality of its search results and said it had adjusted its algorithm to promote authoritative pages such as...
  • Former Clinton Staffer and Democratic Megadonor ..New Politico CEO

    04/25/2017 4:18:58 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 4 replies
    Washinton Free Bacon ^ | 04/25/2017 | Alex Griswold
    The newly-named CEO of Politico has a long history of donating large sums to Democratic candidates and causes and served under former President Bill Clinton. Politico announced Tuesday that investment banker Patrick Steel would be replacing previous CEO and co-founder Jim VandeHei, who departed in 2016. Politico‘s owner, Robert Allbritton, and editor in chief, John Harris, informed the staff in a memo before making a public statement. "Patrick understands that the heart and soul—the power— of Politico rests on great, indispensable journalism, and the global impact of our reporting," they wrote. "Patrick's arrival allows us to engage with the big...
  • Macron campaign was 'targeted by Russian hackers' [Fausses nouvelles]

    04/25/2017 3:30:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 25 April 2017 16:39 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cybersecurity research group on Tuesday. The Pawn Storm group, which has been linked to several high-profile attacks in the West, used “phishing” techniques to try to steal personal data from Macron and members of his En Marche! campaign, Japan-based Trend Micro said. Pawn Storm, also known as APT28, is also believed to be behind the attacks last summer on the US Democratic National Committee, thought to be aimed at undermining Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. It is widely...
  • Google targets 'fake news,' offensive search suggestions

    04/25/2017 8:36:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2017 10:04 AM EDT | Michael Liedtke
    Google has sprinkled some new ingredients into its search engine in an effort to prevent bogus information and offensive suggestions from souring its results. The changes have been in the works for four months, but Google hadn’t publicly discussed most of them until now. The announcement in a blog post Tuesday reflects Google’s confidence in a new screening system designed to reduce the chances that its influential search engine will highlight untrue stories about people and events, a phenomenon commonly referred to as “fake news.” “It’s not a problem that is going to go all the way to zero, but...
  • New York Times scraps 'female genital mutilation' for being 'culturally loaded' term

    04/24/2017 6:45:24 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 73 replies
    A top New York Times editor decided the paper shouldn’t use the term “female genital mutilation” because the phrase is too “culturally loaded” and widens a divide between the Western world and “people who follow the rite.” Health and Science editor Celia Dugger said she came to the conclusion to refer to the act of removing the female genitalia of young girls as “genital cutting” during a trip to Africa in the 1990s. She spoke about her decision in a Times mailbag article in response to a reader’s question. “I never minced words in describing exactly what form of cutting...
  • US businesses getting hammered by Venezuela crisis

    04/24/2017 11:47:39 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    MSN News ^ | April 24, 2017 | BILL PUGLIANO
    The political and economic crisis in Venezuela is costing US companies dearly, as General Motors can attest following the unexpected nationalization of its plant there. The big auto-maker shut down its operations in Venezuela and laid off its 2,700 workers after the government on Wednesday seized the plant, which had been idle because of the chaotic market environment. The group had been operating in the South American country for 69 years. GM isn't the only US business to be walloped by Venezuela's crisis.
  • Poll: Democrats More Out of Touch Than GOP, Trump

    04/24/2017 10:22:28 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-23-2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    More Americans say the Democratic Party is "out of touch with the concerns of most Americans" than either the Republican Party or President Trump, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. According to the survey, 67 percent of those polled said the Democratic Party was "out of touch" with common American concerns, and only 28 percent said the party is "in touch." Six percent said they had no opinion. These numbers are similar to but worse than those for the Republican Party: 62 percent of those polled said they thought Republicans were out of touch, while 32 percent said...