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  • Pastor sues Local 10 for $12.5M

    05/25/2017 7:54:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Miami Times ^ | 5/24/17 | Andrea Robinson
    A Miami-Dade pastor at the center of media attention for television news stories that report he allegedly defrauded customers, is filing a multimillion-dollar defamation of character lawsuit against the media outlet. An attorney for Pastor Eric Readon of New Beginnings Baptist Church in Opa-locka, on Tuesday said he is suing WPLG-Channel 10....
  • The Crisis in American Journalism Benefits No One

    05/23/2017 4:42:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | May 23, 2017 | Salena Zito
    If you are a person of a certain age, it's odd to drive down a major artery of a large metropolitan American city and strain to find a newspaper box at any of the crossroads. That's especially true in a city such as Detroit that has a storied history of competitive journalism that dug deep into holding power in check, whether it was city hall, the unions or large corporations. It's not that those papers are gone. The lack of boxes is partly because of contractual delivery systems and partly because of vandalism. But it's mostly because we consume...
  • There’s Something Fundamentally Wrong With Liberals

    05/21/2017 4:51:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | May 2017 | Derek Hunter
    That liberals are hypocrites is not news. Just take a look at the net worth of any Democratic Party leader who routinely rails against the “1 percent.” But in the age of Trump, where the hatred that normally drives what we’re told is the “tolerant” left has been turned up to 11. All standards have gone out the window; no hypocrisy is too great, no conspiracy theory too insane for someone on the left to advance it and its drone army to believe. It must be easy to be a liberal in 2017. You don’t have to think for yourself....
  • Worldwide effort set to keep Trump happy on 1st trip abroad [fake news]

    05/19/2017 9:42:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 19, 2017 | by Julie Pace, Ap White House Correspondent
    When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner in Saudi Arabia, caterers have ensured that his favorite meal - steak with a side of ketchup - will be offered alongside the traditional local cuisine. At NATO and the Group of 7 summits, foreign delegations have gotten word that the new U.S. president prefers short presentations and lots of visual aids. And at all of Trump's five stops on his first overseas trip, his team has spent weeks trying to build daily downtime into his otherwise jam-packed schedule. It's all part of a worldwide effort to accommodate America's homebody president on...
  • Opinion: Jeff Sessions is in deep trouble, and here's why

    05/12/2017 9:03:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 12, 2017 | by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. He said in his written recusal released on March 2. "Having concluded those meetings today, I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States." Any existing or future investigations. Related in any way. Sessions consulted with the president and coordinated the firing of James Comey. Recall that Comey had testified on March 20 that he was heading the Russia investigation: "I've been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that...
  • The Gray Lady’s Long History of Journalistic Malpractice

    05/12/2017 3:41:26 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 11, 2017 | Jonathan B. Coe
    On February 17, 2017, President Donald Trump created a firestorm of controversy when he tweeted that the news media (The New York Times, CNN, NBC, and many more) is not his enemy, but is the enemy of the American people. In scrutinizing the Times, in relation to the culture war and major issues within the public square, the indictment, though I have many differences with the president, rings true for me, because, the vast majority of the time, I find myself on one side of an issue and theyÂ’re on the other.And, more than that, there is an overall historical...
  • Aetna Pulls Out of ObamaCare: ABC, NBC Ignore, Mocked Trump for Saying System was Imploding

    05/11/2017 12:51:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 11, 2017 | By Mike Ciandella
    The major health insurance provider Aetna announced that it would be pulling out of the last two states where it still participated in ObamaCare. Yet, the morning news shows of ABC and NBC completely ignored this important news story, while CBS This Morning gave it a mere 25 seconds. This continues a longstanding network news tradition of defending the Affordable Care Act and ignoring its failures. In a study released on October 28, 2016, the MRC’s Bias by the Minute project detailed how the evening news shows on these three networks routinely ignored or barely covered ObamaCare’s failures during that...
  • Trump says 'his decision' to fire FBI chief, calls him 'showboat': NBC interview

    05/11/2017 10:29:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 11, 2017 | by Timothy Ahmann
    President Donald Trump on Thursday called James Comey, the FBI chief he fired, a "showboat" and "grandstander" and said in a NBC-TV interview he would have dismissed him even if officials at the Justice Department had not recommended it. "He's a showboat. He's a grandstander. The FBI has been in turmoil," Trump told NBC. "I was going to fire Comey. My decision," Trump said. "I was going to fire regardless of recommendation."
  • The White House explanations for Comey’s firing are crumbling before our eyes [fake news]

    05/11/2017 7:38:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2017 | By Aaron Blake
    It has been 36 hours since the White House announced that President Trump had fired James B. Comey as FBI director. And its rationale and explanations for that move continue to fall apart. Below, we recap three claims that have been called into serious doubt and even directly contradicted by the White House itself. 1. That Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein initiated Comey's firing. 2. That it was because of the Clinton email investigation, not Russia. 3. That Trump lost confidence in Comey on Election Day. Either Trump lost confidence in Comey months ago, or he still had it...
  • Study finds Democrats far more interested in watchdog media

    05/11/2017 7:25:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Savannah Morning News ^ | May 10, 2017 | By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer
    In the opening days of the Trump administration, Democrats are far more interested than Republicans in seeing the news media assume the traditional role of watchdogs to people in power, a survey released on Wednesday found. The Pew Research Center poll found that 89 percent of Democrats judged media criticism worth it because it keeps political leaders from doing things they shouldn’t, while only 42 percent of Republicans felt that way. With Democrats out of power, “they see the media as the last line of defense,” said Tim Graham, director of media analysis at the conservative Media Research Center. At...
  • Trump picked a really bad day to sneak around with the Russian ambassador [Fake News]

    05/10/2017 12:32:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2017 | By Callum Borchers
    President Trump's meeting Wednesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was always going to be a bit awkward, image-wise. With tensions high after the United States launched a missile strike in Syria, a Russian ally, last month, Trump knew he would have to appear friendly — but not too friendly, since the FBI is investigating whether Trump's campaign might have colluded with Russia to meddle in last year's election. When Trump abruptly fired FBI director James B. Comey on Tuesday, he made the optics of his meeting with Lavrov even more delicate. But he didn't stop there. Ever a glutton...
  • FBI chief sought more funds for Russia probe days before he was fired: NYT [fake news]

    05/10/2017 10:39:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 10, 2017 | by Susan Heavey
    Former FBI Director James Comey had requested additional funding and personnel for the agency's probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election just days before he was fired, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. ... The New York Times said, citing three unnamed officials
  • I was raped. Thanks to Republicans, I could be denied insurance for surviving

    05/05/2017 1:08:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    San Francisco Chornicle ^ | May 5, 2017 | by Carly Mee, The Washington Post
    When I learned that the most recent version of the American Health Care Act allows insurers to classify rape as a preexisting condition (and thus puts survivors at risk for increased costs and denial of coverage), my initial inclination was to pull out a calculator. I started typing in numbers. After an older student chose to rape me during my second week in college, the bills had quickly started piling up. I paid for doctors' visits, weekly therapy appointments and medication to treat my PTSD, anxiety and depression. I had medical insurance at the time, but that only covered part...
  • Republicans Get Their Health Bill. But It May Cost Them.

    05/04/2017 3:06:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 4, 2017 | By JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    In voting to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, House Republicans finally delivered on a key Trump administration goal and on a campaign promise that they have made for the better part of a decade — but at a potentially steep price. But by leaning on members to vote for a bill that many fear will take too much health care from too many people, Mr. Ryan has exposed moderate Republicans to withering political attacks. This is especially true in the roughly two dozen districts where Hillary Clinton prevailed, but it is also the case in places where...
  • Obama Era Propaganda Program to Expand According to Comey Testimony

    05/03/2017 4:23:02 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/03/17 | Jeff Powers
    Will President Trump reinstate the Smith-Mundt Act? If so, this would seem to fly right in the face of claims that Trump is the biggest threat to journalism and democracy itself. At the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey said a number of curious things, but one comment in particular stood out. When asked about Russian influence in the U.S. election and the ability to combat a foreign actor’s misinformation campaign, the Director said, “We need to arm ourselves with good troll armies pushing back.” Say what? Under President Obama, the law was changed It struck...
  • CNN President Claims Journalism Is Threatened Under Trump Administration

    04/30/2017 8:11:00 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 43 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 04/29/2017 | John Falkenberg
    The president of the Clinton News Network is worried about the future of journalism. Gosh almighty, what will we do? Apparently, CNN’s president, Jeff Zucker, is worried about the future of (his) press. New York Times reporter Liam Stack posted a tweet this week that claimed that Zucker said that “Journalism is threatened by senior officials in our own government” at the Overseas Press Club of America awards gala Thursday night. "CNN president Jeff Zucker at @opcofamerica awards gala: "journalism is threatened by senior officials in our own government"" — Liam Stack (@liamstack) April 28, 2017 The jab, seemingly...
  • WHCD Host Hasan Minhaj Blasts ‘Liar-in-Chief’ Trump: ‘The Orange Man Behind the Muslim Ban’

    04/30/2017 9:18:28 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 29, 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Comedian Hasan Minhaj slammed President Donald Trump and members of his administration Saturday night during the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner (WHCA) in Washington, D.C. The Daily Show correspondent called Trump the “liar-in-chief,” ripped the president’s immigration policy, and fired off several personal insults at Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “Welcome to the series finale of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” Minhaj’s politically-charged monologue began. “The leader of our country is not here. And that’s because he lives in Moscow,” Minhaj said to applause from the crowd of celebrities, politicians, and journalists, many of them from...
  • Fox News anchor, others hit network with race bias claims

    04/26/2017 8:24:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2017 | By Daniel Wiessner and Lawrence Hurley
    Fox News is facing renewed legal claims that it mistreated non-white employees, including a television anchor who said he was depicted as "the racist caricature of a black entertainer." Eleven current and former Fox employees, including anchor Kelly Wright, filed an amended lawsuit in New York state court on Tuesday claiming they were demeaned, humiliated, paid less than white coworkers, and passed over for promotions. The lawsuit was originally filed last month by two Fox News payroll employees. Tuesday's complaint added class action racial discrimination claims to the case.
  • Where climate change is threatening the health of Americans

    04/13/2017 6:11:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CNN "News" ^ | April 13, 2017 | By Jacqueline Howard
    As President Donald Trump looks to curb the government's enforcement of climate regulations, experts are concerned about how the action might impact public health. "The current federal political climate in the United States bodes ill for the future of the world's climate and by extension for the health of people around the world, Americans included," said Dr. Mona Soofaty, director of the program on climate and health at George Mason University's Center for Climate Change Communication. Soofaty helped prepare a report, released last month by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, that mapped how climate change threatens the...
  • 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

    04/10/2017 12:52:44 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 11 replies ^ | 4/10/'17 |
    Click on the link to read this year's list of winners (exactly what you'd expect).