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  • Senator Sessions, Straight Up

    04/15/2015 5:40:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 15, 2015 | By The Editorial Board
    There was something bracingly honest about an op-ed article in The Washington Post last week by Senator Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican. Under the headline “America Needs to Curb Immigration Flows,” Mr. Sessions, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary’s immigration subcommittee, argued the case for letting in fewer foreigners. Mr. Sessions, ditching the usual Republican talking points on immigration, choosing instead to echo an uglier time in our history, when nativists wielded the spurious argument that the more immigrants taken in by America, the worse off America is. He’s advocating for “slowing the pace” of legal immigration, supposedly to increase...
  • Congratulations Savannah, You Have Experienced Equal Work!

    04/14/2015 1:27:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2015 | Autry J. Pruitt
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s freshly minted presidential campaign is still looking for traction following the mainstream media's manufactured headlines concerning his ill treatment of female reporters. While there are certainly many Republican primary voters who will appreciate and applaud his aggressive interview style, the media’s reshaping of events as new evidence of the GOP’s phony war on women are likely to resonate with a slice of the more moderate electorate he needs to win in November, 2016 should he become the party’s nominee. But Paul can turn this to his advantage by recognizing the core truth of this media exercise;...
  • Clinton's second act: Her long road to 2016 decision

    04/13/2015 1:29:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | April 13, 2015 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent
    Around Christmas, Hillary Rodham Clinton set off on her annual holiday vacation at Oscar de la Renta's beachfront estate in the Dominican Republic. De la Renta, whose relationship with the former first lady had blossomed from dress designer to close friend, had recently died and Clinton wanted to be there to support his widow. She was also wrestling with a final decision on whether to run for president. By the time Clinton arrived in the Dominican Republic, she had largely settled on running a second campaign, but wanted to make the final determination with her husband, Bill. Friends fret over...
  • Marco Rubio Is a Polished Performer, but He’s Out of Position

    04/13/2015 12:59:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 13, 2015 | by Nate Cohn
    Marco Rubio, who announced his bid for the presidency on Monday in a call to donors, has been called the “best communicator” in the Republican Party. Over and over and over again. But he has little to show for it. He enters the fray with surprisingly low support. Despite four years of national prominence, he has averaged 6 percent of the vote in primary polls over the last few months. That’s the same or worse than five candidates who are thought to have a much smaller chance of winning the nomination: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee and...
  • Russian Paper Removes Article About Soldier Wounded In Ukraine

    04/08/2015 4:34:03 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    (Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | April 08, 2015 | (Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
    ULAN-UDE, Russia -- Journalists at a Siberian newspaper say they spent three days using scissors to cut an article about a Russian soldier who was wounded fighting alongside pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine out of 50,000 copies of the publication. Tank crewman Dorzhi Batonmukuyev's accounts of fighting in eastern Ukraine have added to what Kyiv and NATO say are incontrovertible evidence of direct Russian military support for the rebels in a conflict with government forces that has killed more than 6,000 people since April 2014. Russia denies it has sent troops or weapons into Ukraine.
  • The Homosexual Agenda: CNN Reporter Ambushes Christian Florist

    04/08/2015 7:17:11 AM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    The New American ^ | April 7, 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    You know, the Ten Commandments, it says you can’t commit adultery; it says you need to honor your father and mother. If someone didn’t honor their parents or commit adultery, would you serve them?” This question was posed by CNN reporter Gary Tuchman to Georgia florist Melissa Jeffcoat, who had previously said she’d refuse to service a homosexual commitment ceremony. When she answered affirmatively and was pressed on why (supposedly) she’d serve adulterers and those dishonoring their parents but not homosexuals, she replied, “It’s just a different kind of sin to me. I just don’t believe in it.” Tuchman surely...
  • Laurence Tribe Fights Climate Case Against Star Pupil From Harvard, President Obama

    04/07/2015 6:08:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2015 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Laurence H. Tribe, the highly regarded liberal scholar of constitutional law, still speaks of President Obama as a proud teacher would of a star student. “He was one of the most amazing research assistants I’ve ever had,” Mr. Tribe said in a recent interview. Mr. Obama worked for him at Harvard Law School, where Mr. Tribe has taught for four decades. Many in the Obama administration and at Harvard are bewildered and angry that Mr. Tribe, who argued on behalf of Al Gore in the 2000 Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case, has emerged as the leading legal opponent of...
  • Planet Politics: What The Iran Deal Means For Obama's Foreign Policy Legacy

    04/02/2015 4:57:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 2, 2015 | by Howard Fineman
    WASHINGTON -- His hair almost fully gray now, his tone somber but earnestly hopeful, President Barack Obama stood in the White House Rose Garden Thursday and made a case for the centerpiece of his second term, for his vision of how to handle dangerous enemies, and for his own role in history. This was Obama at his own personal summit, carrying out what he views as his destiny: a coolly practical peacemaker. Invoking three Cold War presidents -- John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan -- the 53-year-old Obama, still young by global statesman standards, claimed to have reached,...
  • Gay Athletes Planning Protests Over Indiana Law Around Final Four

    03/31/2015 5:00:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 31, 2015 | By Rick Klein
    Several prominent, openly gay athletes will be among those protesting the new Indiana religious freedom law this week, despite Gov. Mike Pence’s promise to "fix" the law before the Final Four begins on Saturday, according to local activists. Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis and former NBA player Jason Collins are among those coming to the state this week for press conferences or other public events. The effort to keep attention on the law around the college basketball showcase in Indianapolis. Rick Sutton, a veteran LGBT organizer and activist based in Indiana, said those who are upset by the new law...
  • Arkansas House passes its own "religious freedom" bill

    03/31/2015 3:16:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 31, 2015 | By MADISON GRAY
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas House of Representatives passed a "religious freedom" bill similar to the controversial measure in Indiana. The bill now heads to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's desk for signing into law. Hutchinson said that he would approve the measure if it made it to his office, CBS News affiliate KTVH in Little Rock reported. The Arkansas version of the bill -- HB 1228 -- would prevent state and local governments from infringement on someone's religious beliefs unless there were a "compelling" reason. Like the Indiana law, opponents say it would foster discrimination against the gay and lesbian...
  • STATE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACTS

    03/30/2015 5:03:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The National Conference of State Legislatures ^ | March 30, 2015 | by Jonathan Griffin
    In 1997, in the City of Boerne v. Flores decision, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) did not apply to the states. Since 1993, 20 states have enacted state RFRAs. These laws are intended to echo the federal RFRA, but are not necessarily identical to the federal law. Indiana is the most recent state to enact a RFRA, doing so this year. Sixteen states have introduced legislation this year regarding the creation of, or alteration to, a state religious freedom law. Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas currently have a RFRA, but have introduced...
  • Opinion: Could the anti-immigrant loudmouths pass a U.S. citizenship test?

    03/30/2015 3:07:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | By TED RALL
    To listen to talk radio and cable television, which are dominated by conservatives, the national and state debates over immigration give the impression that most legal residents of the state of California oppose immigrant workers here illegally and might even be favorably disposed to Mitt Romney's suggestion that they "self-deport." As it turns out, however, the voices of anti-immigration forces are disproportionately louder than their actual numbers. A new poll of likely California voters shows that a whopping 73% support granting citizenship to immigrants here illegally if they agreed to pay back taxes, pass a background check and learn the...
  • 4 Journalists Arrested During Ferguson Protests Sue Police

    03/30/2015 2:42:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 30, 2015 | By JIM SUHR
    Four journalists arrested during last summer's Ferguson protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Louis County police and 20 of its officers, accusing them of violating the reporters' civil rights and unjustifiably detaining them. The lawsuit, filed Monday in St. Louis, alleges the arrests for the journalists' failure to disperse as demanded by police on Aug. 18 and Aug. 19 were "undertaken with the intention of obstructing, chilling, deterring, and retaliating against (the) plaintiffs for engaging in constitutionally protected speech, newsgathering and recording of police activities." The plaintiffs include Ryan Devereaux of...
  • If Your Mother Tells You She Loves You, Check it Out

    03/26/2015 4:10:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The headline to this story is an adage taught by journalism schools throughout the country. News is supposed to be based on facts and reported without bias. But alas, reporters are human and have biases, acknowledged or not. If they are blatant and obvious, then we can dismiss them out of hand, (example: Chris Matthews saying, "I felt this thrill going up my leg," when listening to a speech given by then-presidential candidate Barack Obama). But watch out when supposed news items align with a cultural bias. Reporters should apply skepticism to everything they report on. Otherwise, emotionally charged stories...
  • Imagine President Ted Cruz

    03/23/2015 4:06:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 23, 2015 | Editorial
    “Think just how different the world would be,” said Senator Ted Cruz on Monday, in a speech so packed with vision-spinning and the word “imagine” that it seemed as if John Lennon had returned, as a Hispanic Texan running a hard-right, anti-establishment, Christian-themed campaign for the White House. Weird. But weird is the essence of Mr. Cruz, who is now the first major Republican in the 2016 race. The “imagines” that Mr. Cruz doled out were well chosen for his audience, students at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Robust cheers greeted one of the first: “Imagine young people coming out...
  • How bad can the Pope Francis vs. Pope Benedict XVI frame game get? Check this out!

    03/16/2015 5:01:22 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    GetReligion ^ | March 16, 2015 | Terry Mattingly
    Several months ago, your GetReligionistas created our "What is this?" logo to salute a question that we have found ourselves asking over and over during the past decade. Here's the deal. So you are reading something in a newspaper or online source that is supposed to be producing old-school hard news. Then you hit a passage or two that, simply stated, are wildly opinionated or built on what appears to be secret information, without a source that is shared with readers. In other words, you hit a patch of blatant opinion in the middle of a "news" article, like a...
  • [The St. Petersburg Times in Russia appears to have stopped publishing new articles]

    03/16/2015 7:07:51 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | 16 March 2015 | The St. Petersburg Times
    [The St. Petersburg Times in Russia appears to have stopped publishing new articles since January 2015] Russian Businessman Buys 'Leviathan' Skeleton for Moscow Lawn The St. Petersburg Times Published: January 31, 2015 (Issue # 1844) Translation Is New Weapon in Propaganda War By Michele A. Berdy The St. Petersburg Times Published: January 31, 2015 (Issue # 1844) Russians Say They Fear Hunger, Unemployment and Nuclear War By Anna Dolgov The St. Petersburg Times Published: January 31, 2015 (Issue # 1844)
  • Professional journalism crashing… Columbia University to shrink J-school

    03/12/2015 12:05:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/12/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Traditional media has been on a downward slide for some time now, with cutbacks taking place in newsrooms at papers, magazines and cable television outlets. This makes for a tighter job market for those following the traditional J-school path and that new reality seems to be setting in at Columbia. One of the oldest journalism schools in the nation is downsizing. Columbia UniversityÂ’s Graduate School of Journalism will reduce its class size and cut about six positions from its staff as the news industry retrenches.The school will gradually reduce enrollment over several years and has already stopped filling some...
  • Columbia Will Shrink Journalism School as Media Woes Mount

    03/12/2015 5:55:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Ad Age ^ | March 11, 2015 | Staff
    Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism will reduce its class size and cut about six positions from its staff as the news industry retrenches. The school will gradually reduce enrollment over several years and has already stopped filling some vacant faculty positions, Steve Coll, dean of the school since 2013, said in an e-mail to students, faculty and staff today.
  • Under new ownership, WJLA-TV takes a slight turn to the right [D.C. Television Station]

    03/10/2015 8:08:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/16/14 | Paul Fahri
    There’s a new owner and a new approach to the news at WJLA-TV, Washington’s ABC affiliate. Under the direction of its ambitious corporate parent, the station’s news operations have taken a subtle but noticeable turn to the right. Last week, for example, WJLA viewers woke up to a new face on the morning news: Mark Hyman, a veteran conservative pundit, who offered some criticism of President Obama. .... a regular feature on WJLA, just as they are on dozens of stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the new owner of ABC 7. The Hunt Valley, Md.-based company in July...
  • U.S. stocks retreat from records after Netanyahu speech

    03/03/2015 10:30:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 3, 2015 | By Anora Mahmudova and Victor Reklaitis
    U.S. stocks pulled back Tuesday, retreating from all-time highs and the psychologically significant 5,000 level for the Nasdaq Composite reached during the previous session. In the absence of major economic reports, investors turned their attention to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to U.S. Congress. Netanyahu criticized the White House’s attempts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, saying it was a “bad deal.” The speech reminded investors of potential geopolitical risks abroad. But indexes have since come off their lows.
  • Free Speech is the Best Weapon to Combat Extremism

    02/22/2015 12:01:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2015 | Zachary Huffman
    In Wednesday’s Los Angeles Times, President Obama previewed his address on violent extremism by saying that, “Our campaign to prevent people around the world from being radicalized to violence is ultimately a battle for hearts and minds.”President Obama could not be more correct in this statement.However, he also nearly half the world’s countries, intellectuals, journalists, and bloggers face a constant threat of punishment if their works are deemed blasphemous or insulting to religions or moral standards. In some nations where blasphemy and apostasy laws are taken most seriously such as Pakistan and Iran, these crimes carry extreme penalties like lifetime...
  • Truth-Telling and the News Media [Former TV Journalist Gives a Christian Perspective]

    02/14/2015 3:47:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 2/13/15 | Lee Webb
    Truth-Telling and the News Media from Lee Webb Feb 13, 2015 Category: Articles NBC announced Tuesday that it suspended its lead news anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay. Network brass concluded that Williams embellished his experiences covering stories over the years; most notably that he was in a U.S. Army helicopter that was hit by enemy fire during the Iraq War in 2003.I’ve taken more than a passing interest in the story since I share a couple of things in common with Mr. Williams. First, before coming to Ligonier Ministries, I spent nineteen years in a position similar to his,...
  • Brian Williams: Selective Outrage and Double Standards

    02/12/2015 8:10:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Larry Elder
    If Brian Williams, the anchor and face of NBC News, goes, others should march right out the door behind him. Williams, in 2003, filed a report about his experiences in Iraq. He accurately reported that a helicopter an hour in front of his took fire from an RPG. But over the years the story morphed into Williams claiming that his helicopter took an incoming RPG and other small arms fire. Other stories Williams told and filed are under review, including apparently exaggerated or false claims filed or stated during Hurricane Katrina. Williams claimed he saw a dead body floating in...
  • FOX News Channel Ranks #1 in Total Day and Early Primetime Viewers in All of Cable

    02/10/2015 4:23:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | February 10, 2015 | By Amanda Kondolojy
    FOX News Channel ranked number one in all of cable in both Total Day as well as in early primetime (7-11PM) viewers last week. This represents the first time FOX News Channel has topped both metrics since 2013. Meanwhile, both CNN and MSNBC didn't crack the top 20 in either metric. See below for more: CABLE NEWS RANKINGS Total Day FNC - #1 CNN - #21 MSNBC - #31 7-11PM Primetime FNC - #1 MSNBC - #27 CNN - #30 8-11PM Primetime FNC - #2 MSNBC - #28 CNN - #31
  • The Brian Williams Blunder - Another Chapter In American Journalism's Fall From Grace

    02/10/2015 10:08:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Summer Ratcliff
    Brian Williams’ inability to recall and truthfully report the events concerning his helicopter coming under fire in Iraq single-handedly calls into question the lack of journalistic integrity among today’s American journalists and taints the entire field of journalism. While numerous instances of reporting fallacies, including the unraveling of the Rolling Stones UVA rape story, have recently flooded social media timelines and dominated newscasts, none delivers a stronger punch to the gut than when the poster boy of American journalism is found to be no more than a highly paid liar. In 2014, a Gallup poll showed Americans’ trust in mass...
  • The Basic Problem of Democracy, by Walter Lippmann

    02/07/2015 2:22:28 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    Archive.org ^ | November 1919 | Walter Lippmann
    THE BASIC PROBLEM OF DEMOCRACYWHAT MODERN LIBERTY MEANS BY WALTER LIPPMANN FROM our recent experience it is clear that the traditional liberties of speech and opinion rest on no solid foundation. At a time when the world needs above all other things the activity of generous imaginations and the creative leadership of planning and inventive minds, our thinking is shriveled with panic. Time and energy that should go to building and restoring are instead consumed in warding off the pin-pricks of prejudice and fighting a guerilla war against misunderstanding and intolerance. For suppression is felt, not simply by the scattered...
  • Lecture: Brian Williams [touts his strong BS meter]

    02/05/2015 12:01:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Bulletin, NYU Journalism ^ | April 4, 2007 | Kristen O'Gorman
    Brian Williams began his recent lecture in NYU’s ournalism department on a harsh note. “It doesn’t matter what you look like, it doesn’t matter who you know. If you can’t write that lead, then get out,” Williams said. But Williams, who visited NYU on April 4, 2007, quickly softened the blow of this severe pronouncement — he admitted to students that his own broadcasting career had gotten off to a difficult start in Pittsburg, Kansas. “I was making $174 a week, and I bombed out after 13 months because I sucked,” Williams said. He left Kansas for Washington, D.C., where...
  • Government by Journalism - The Road to America

    02/03/2015 6:46:36 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 24 replies
    We in America have a problem with media bias. Who or where does it come from? What did those people say, write, or do? Did it evolve by multiple steps, or by one step? When did the use of narrative get introduced? In an attempt to answer some of these questions and others, the result is a paper that I have recently written, here. I put it up online for all to read and examine, and I hope there will be those who will take the time to follow the footnotes back and read the original source material. These are...
  • Two undocumented citizens arrested at Freedom Summit

    01/25/2015 7:09:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The DesMoines Register | January 24, 2015 | by Ben Rodgers
    LINK ONLY:  Two undocumented citizens arrested at Freedom Summit
  • End Obamacare, and people could die. That’s okay.

    01/23/2015 5:09:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Michael R. Strain
    Say conservatives have their way with Obamacare, and the Supreme Court deals it a death blow or a Republican president repeals it in 2017. Some people who got health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act may lose it. In which case, liberals like to say, some of Obamacare’s beneficiaries may die. Columnist Jonathan Chait wrote recently that those who may die are victims of ideology — “collateral damage” incurred in conservatives’ pursuit “of a larger goal.” If these are the stakes, many liberals argue, then ending Obamacare is immoral. Except, it’s not. In a world of scarce...
  • Don’t believe the U.S. military when it says it doesn’t keep body counts

    01/22/2015 4:25:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters - Opinion ^ | January 22, 2015 | By David Axe
    Earlier this month, a reporter asked the question that usually comes up when the United States gets involved in a sustained military campaign. Just how many enemy troops — in this case, Islamic State foot soldiers — have U.S. forces killed in more than five months of aerial attacks? The military’s answer was basically the same given to all similar questions going back more than a decade. Counting the dead is “not the goal,” said Pentagon chief spokesman John Kirby, a Navy admiral. Since the Vietnam War, with its gruesome and inflated U.S. tallies of enemy dead, the Pentagon has...
  • Journalism school dean: The First Amendment ends at insulting Mohammed

    01/22/2015 8:40:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2015 | AllahPundit
    Unusual, not because it’s rare to see an American journalist bowing to Islamic sensibilities on depictions of Mohammed but because typically they don’t go so far as to demand legal limits on their own profession. When the New York Times refuses to run a cartoon goofing on Islam, they don’t want the reason to be government censorship. They prefer to be censored by more sympathetic agents, like violent Muslim radicals.To be precise here, though, DeWayne Wickham, the dean of Morgan State’s J-school, isn’t demanding a “Mohammed exception” to the First Amendment. He’s demanding an exception for all speech that...
  • An Inclusive French Republic, Paris Attacks Lay Bare Longtime Muslim Exclusion

    01/19/2015 2:41:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 19, 2015 | By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    The recent terrorist attacks in Paris prompted millions to take to the streets to show national solidarity and to pay tribute to the 17 people murdered. The attacks have also inspired a lot of soul-searching, as the French struggle to understand how three men, born and raised in France, could have trained the murderous intent of Al Qaeda and the Islamic State on their own countrymen. Prison was the crucible of their radicalization. There are five million to six million Muslims in France, less than 10 percent of the total population, but 60 percent of France’s prison inmates are of...
  • Va. bill could restrict student journalists’ ability to survey classmates

    01/19/2015 11:20:29 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Student Press Law Center ^ | 01/15/15 2:48pm | Mariana Viera
    VIRGINIA — A bill introduced in the Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday could limit high school student journalists’ ability to survey their classmates. The bill, which Del. Tony Wilt introduced, would require parents to approve any surveys asking students to provide “sexual information,” mental health information, medical information, student health risk information, information about drug use and other topics the school board deems “sensitive.” “If anyone is giving the students a survey of that nature, an attempt has to be made to notify the parents,” said Wilt, a Republican. Kelly Furnas, the executive director of the Journalism Education Association, said...
  • U-Va. Phi Psi members speak about impact of discredited gang rape allegations

    01/15/2015 1:25:29 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 14 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Phi Psi members, speaking publicly for the first time since the allegations surfaced, told The Washington Post that they went into hiding for weeks after their home was vandalized with spray-painted messages calling them rapists and with bricks thrown through windows. They booked hotel rooms to avoid the swarm of protesters on their front lawn. They watched as their brotherhood was vilified, coming to symbolize the worst episode of collegiate sexual violence against women since the 2006 Duke University lacrosse team scandal — which also turned out to be false. Although the Rolling Stone article was discredited and the student’s...
  • Calling all Christian writers!

    01/14/2015 2:06:56 PM PST · by binowski · 40 replies
    The Deseret News National Edition fills a void in the American media landscape through rigorous journalism for family- and faith-oriented audiences. Representing more than half of all U.S. news readers, this segment is consistently underserved by newsrooms that either overlook or do not report on readers' core values.
  • In Islam, a Long Tradition Against Depicting the Prophet

    01/14/2015 2:02:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 14, 2015 | By HAMZA HENDAWI
    It's not mentioned in Islam's holy book, the Quran, but the religion's ban on depicting the Prophet Muhammad — even favorably — has run firm through the centuries. "The Prophet Muhammad enjoys sublime and supreme status among Muslims and it is impossible to let a normal person depict or act the role of the prophet," said Iraqi Shiite cleric Fadhil al-Saadi. "There is no confirmed information about the shape or the features of the Prophet ... So nobody should come up with a painting or an image of him. That would represent an insult to the status of the prophet."...
  • The climate is ruined. So can civilization even survive?

    01/14/2015 8:09:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | January 14, 2015 | by David Ray Griffin
    Although most of us worry about other things, climate scientists have become increasingly worried about the survival of civilization. For example, Lonnie Thompson, who received the U.S. National Medal of Science in 2010, said that virtually all climatologists "are now convinced that global warming poses a clear and present danger to civilization." Informed journalists share this concern. The climate crisis "threatens the survival of our civilization," said Pulitzer Prize-winner Ross Gelbspan. Mark Hertsgaard agrees, saying that the continuation of global warming "would create planetary conditions all but certain to end civilization as we know it." These scientists and journalists, moreover,...
  • Islamic leaders condemn French terrorist attack

    01/10/2015 6:49:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Trinidad Guardian ^ | January 10, 2015 | by Reshma Ragoonath
    Even as local Islamic scholar Imtiaz Mohammed condemned Wednesday’s attack at Charlie Hebdo he says freedom of expression cannot be exercised without religious sensitivity. Mohammed, president of the Islamic Missionaries Guild, said the rampage, which left 12 people dead, was not “Islamic behaviour.” In the same vein Mohammed said the media must exercise its use of freedom of expression with cultural sensitivity. “It is fine to criticise Islam. We do not have a problem with that, everybody is free to criticise everyone’s religion. But not with the words and images and so on to degrade and disrespect the individual or...
  • Attkisson DOJ Suit Will Get Agents Names Who Planted Cable at Home

    01/08/2015 10:55:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/8/15 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Fox News Radio’s “John Gibson Show,” investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson explained she is suing the Department of Justice to get discovery, which she said hopefully will start with the names of the agents or third-party contractors sometimes hired for “certain dark projects,” who hacked her computer and planted a fiber optics cable at her house.
  • The Future is Arriving Faster Than Ever

    01/01/2015 11:27:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/1/15 | Alan Caruba
    It is ever more essential that the news that journalists provide is even more important to our lives in terms of how accurately they report the changes affecting it. On the last day of 2014 I received a lapel pin from the Society of Professional Journalists in honor of my having been a member since 1979, thirty-five years ago. I confess I was a little stunned to think I had been an editor and reporter that long ago. Indeed, I had been one for several years even before I joined the Society. I doubt that today’s generation of young journalists...
  • Off duty, black cops in New York feel threat from fellow police

    12/23/2014 11:19:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 23, 2014 | BY MICHELLE CONLIN
    From the dingy donut shops of Manhattan to the cloistered police watering holes in Brooklyn, a number of black NYPD officers say they have experienced the same racial profiling that cost Eric Garner his life. Reuters interviewed 25 African American male officers on the NYPD, 15 of whom are retired and 10 of whom are still serving. All but one said that, when off duty and out of uniform, they had been victims of racial profiling, which refers to using race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed a crime. The officers said this included being pulled...
  • Hanna Rosin interviews Sabrina Rubin Erdely about her Rolling Stone article

    12/10/2014 3:58:19 AM PST · by CreviceTool · 4 replies
    SlateRadio ^ | December 1, 2014 | Hanna Rosin
    This podcast is breathtaking in that it lays bare how this agenda-driven journalist trolled colleges looking to create a hit piece.
  • Jeb's too moderate the latest far-right fringe's war against the GOP

    12/08/2014 2:09:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | December 8, 2014 | By Douglas C. Lyons
    I shouldn’t be saying this since I’m obviously not a card-carrying conservative, much less a wild-eyed tea-party type. But, I’m confounded, if not amused, by this latest line of bull about Jeb Bush from the far-right fringe. How could the Jebster ever be dubbed a “moderate?” Isn’t this the same John Ellis Bush who as Florida’s governor often treated teachers’ unions, trial lawyers, statehouse reporters, civil servants and, at times, the courts, as pariahs? Heck, during his second inauguration speech, he looked up at the state government buildings and said he wished he could cut more staff and programs to...
  • Key elements of Rolling Stone’s U-Va. gang rape allegations in doubt

    12/05/2014 11:45:39 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/5/14 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Several key aspects of the account of a gang rape offered by a University of Virginia student in Rolling Stone magazine have been cast into doubt, including the date of the alleged attack and details about the alleged attacker, according to interviews and a statement from the magazine backing away from the article. The U-Va. fraternity chapter where the alleged attack took place in September 2012 released a statement Friday afternoon denying that such an assault took place in its house. Phi Kappa Psi said that it has been working with police to determine whether the account of a brutal...
  • Hardliners Push Opposing Obama Immigration Actions

    12/03/2014 4:45:41 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 3, 2014 | By ERICA WERNER
    In a defiant challenge to GOP leaders, immigration hardliners in Congress announced Wednesday they will oppose upcoming legislation to keep the government open. They demanded specific provisions to stop President Barack Obama's executive actions that granted a reprieve from deportation for millions. "We aren't with our vote going to give him one dime to execute his illegal action, and we believe the American people are going to stand with us," said Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., at a press conference outside the Capitol where she was joined by other House conservatives and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Cruz warned against "having a...
  • Law Profs: Legal To Include More Immigrant Parents In Exec Action

    12/03/2014 3:19:28 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 3, 2014 | BY SUZANNE GAMBOA
    Four legal scholars told the president in a letter that he can legally use his executive authority to extend deportation deferrals to the parents of young immigrants, even if their children are not citizens or legal residents. In the Nov. 3 letter obtained by NBC News, the scholars said that "there is no legal requirement that the executive branch limit deferred action or any other exercise of prosecutorial discretion to individuals whose dependents are lawfully present in the United States." In fact, the scholars wrote, the law does not require they have any dependents at all. The lawyers said they...
  • Mary Landrieu is the clear choice for Senate: Editorial

    11/26/2014 3:38:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 100 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | November 26, 2014 | By The Editorial Board
    Mary Landrieu is dedicated to the well being of Louisiana residents. Even her vote for the Affordable Care Act, which is being used to attack her, reflects concern for the hundreds of thousands of her constituents who lack health insurance. Seniority matters in the Senate. Although Democrats lost control of the chamber in the midterm elections, Sen. Landrieu would be one of the highest-ranking members of the minority party in the next Congress. Her track record demonstrates her ability to work successfully with Republicans on a variety of matters. Louisiana needs Sen. Landrieu's knowledge, energy and influence in Washington as...
  • Exclusive: George Stephanopoulos Interviews Police Officer Darren Wilson

    11/25/2014 1:44:17 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 25, 2014 | By MEGHAN KENEALLY
    In an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, police officer Darren Wilson breaks his silence about the shooting of Michael Brown. Wilson told ABC News that he did not execute Brown on August 9 but was in fear for his life and was just doing his job. Wilson told ABC News that Brown reached into his car and grabbed his gun. He described how Brown charged toward him and he felt that he had to shoot Michael Brown. Tune into World News Tonight at 6:30 p.m. EST to see Wilson's first public remarks about the fatal shooting.