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  • Why Trump is Wrong on Free Speech

    04/14/2016 7:18:01 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 13, 2016 | Gary Shapiro
    ... Trump’s recent proposal to relax America’s libel laws is an affront on our civil liberties. He wants to make it easier to sue news organizations so that he can use the court system as a personal attack dog on those who dare to speak up against him. Lawsuits like these are often called SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation). According to the Public Participation Project, these suits are intended to “chill free speech and healthy debate by targeting those who communicate with their government or speak out on issues of public interest.” Much to Trump’s delight, SLAPP lawsuits can...
  • 8 Things You Need To Know About Ted Cruz's Sex Scandal

    03/25/2016 8:46:01 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 162 replies
    ConservativeOutfitters.com ^ | Mar 25,2016 | unknown
    The National Enquirer just dropped a bombshell on the Cruz campaign and the internet exploded overnight. Reports claim investigators found Ted Cruz allegedly had an affair with five different women. UPDATE #1: Ted Cruz Denies Affair. UPDATE #2: Trump Responds. According to the Enquirer: “Private detectives are digging into at least five affairs Ted Cruz supposedly had,” claimed a Washington insider. “The leaked details are an attempt to destroy what’s left of his White House campaign!” The ENQUIRER reports that Cruz’s claimed mistresses include a foxy political consultant and a high-placed D.C. attorney! The publication did not name names and...
  • Trump: Lyin' Ted having a mental health crisis

    03/25/2016 2:14:19 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 410 replies
    Donald J. Trump Verified account ‏@realDonaldTrump "@11phenomenon: #LyingTed blames @realDonaldTrump for so many things I am starting to think he is having a mental health crisis."
  • The Gloves Are Off: Trump Accuses Hillary Of Being "Involved In Corruption ...

    03/18/2016 12:35:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 294 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 17, 2016
    Complete Headline: The Gloves Are Off: Trump Accuses Hillary Of Being "Involved In Corruption For Most Of Her Professional Life" It's popcorn time. Barely 24 hours after Trump launched his first Hillary attack ad in which he showed a laughing Putin respond to a barking Hillary, and shortly after Hillary's SuperPAC responded in kind with an ad of its own in which it used a Trump quote to mock him, the gloves are officially off, and now that both presidential candidates - both convinced they will face off against each other - are beyond the foreplay stage, the gloves have...
  • Michelle Fields Police Report (teeth used as weapons)

    03/14/2016 10:59:44 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 187 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/11 | NYT
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/03/11/business/media/document-fields-police-report.html
  • Justice Scalia: reflections on New York Times v. Sullivan

    02/29/2016 7:27:33 AM PST · by patlin · 59 replies
    First Amendment Center ^ | October 11, 2011 | Ken Paulson
    Forty-seven years ago, the free press became much more free. In New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that journalists may not be sued successfully by public officials for libel unless their news coverage was false, damaged a reputation and was published with "actual malice." That meant establishing that the defamation was published "with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not." The Court concluded that such protection was necessary to preserve open debate and discussion about government policy and conduct. Without that protection, the First Amendment guarantee...
  • Trump Wants to 'Open Up' Libel Laws to Easily Sue Media

    02/28/2016 7:16:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    PJ MEdia ^ | 02/27/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    A freshman senator whose endorsements included Sarah Palin is going after Donald Trump for talking about changing libel laws so he can more easily sue news organizations.At a rally today in Fort Worth, Texas, Trump railed against major newspapers and said if he wins the presidency he'll "open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money.""We're going to open up those libel laws. So when The New York Times writes a hit piece which is a total disgrace or when The Washington Post,...
  • Trump vs. the First Amendment: The candidate dreams of expanding libel lawsuits.

    02/28/2016 4:34:08 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 64 replies
    National Review ^ | February 28, 2016 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Donald Trump wants to “open up” American libel laws to make it easier for politicians such as himself to sue newspapers that write things of which he disapproves. The problem faced by Trump — and by his pal Harry Reid, who wants to use federal law to censor political speech — is that the First Amendment severely limits what men who dream of shutting down newspapers (and little magazines) can actually do. What does “opening up” mean in this context? I spent most of my career as a newspaper editor, and blustering imbeciles like Donald Trump threatened to sue me...
  • Trump wants to weaken libel laws amid feuds with reporters

    02/27/2016 2:46:21 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 27, 2016 | Jeff Horwitz
    <p>Feeling maligned by the media, Donald Trump is threatening to weaken First Amendment protections for reporters if he were president and make it easier for him to sue them.</p> <p>"I love free press. I think it's great," he said Saturday on Fox News Channel, before quickly adding, "We ought to open up the libel laws, and I'm going to do that."</p>
  • Donald Trump just declared his intent to destroy American democracy

    02/27/2016 1:57:52 PM PST · by dschapin · 289 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/26/2016 | Erik Wemple
    In his remarks today at a rally in Fort Worth, Tex., Donald Trump knew he’d make news. “I’ve never said this before,” he declared. We’ll await the word of the Washington Post Fact Checker on the integrity of the statement, but Trump did appear to be veering into a new talking point. A media-law talking point, that is: One of the things I’m going to do, and this is going to make it tougher for me…but one of the things I’m going to do if I win…is I’m going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely...
  • Donald Trump: We're going to 'open up' libel laws

    02/27/2016 10:02:24 AM PST · by dschapin · 233 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/26/2016 | Hadas Gold
    Donald Trump said on Friday he plans to change libel laws in the United States so that he can have an easier time suing news organizations. During a rally in Fort Worth, Texas, Trump began his usual tirade against newspapers such as The New York Times and The Washington Post, saying they're "losing money" and are "dishonest." The Republican presidential candidate then took a different turn, suggesting that when he's president they'll "have problems." "One of the things I'm going to do if I win, and I hope we do and we're certainly leading. I'm going to open up our...
  • Vanity: With Trump libel laws, Free Republic would be sued out of existence on day one. (Discussion)

    02/27/2016 3:42:54 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 111 replies
    2/26/16 | Self
    If these new libel laws were to take effect, Free Republic would be sued out of existence on day one. If these laws took effect the only media we would have would be rich corporate liberal media. New York Times, Washington Post etc... This could be called the mainstream media only law.
  • Trump Attacks Jeff Bezos: Promises new libel laws

    02/26/2016 8:32:16 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 119 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 26, 2016 | Jim Swift
    At a rally in Fort Worth, Texas today, Donald Trump unloaded on Amazon.com founder and owner of the Washington Post Jeff Bezos. "I have respect for Jeff Bezos, but he bought the Washington Post to have political influence. And I gotta tell you, we have a different country than we used to have. We have a different... He owns Amazon. He wants political influence so that Amazon will benefit from it. That's not right. And believe me, if I become president, oh do they have problems. They're gonna have such problems," said Trump. Trump went on to promise that, if...
  • Trump Campaign Receives Boost from Sharpton [semi-satire]

    02/26/2016 7:10:09 PM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Feb 2016 | John Semmens
    Donald Trump's bid to become president received a boost from an unexpected source when racist loon Al Sharpton promised to leave the country should Trump be elected. According to Sharpton, his pledge to leave the country "is a desperate plea to the people who love me to spare my having to move out" and "would save the government the expense of having to deport me along with all the other so-called undesirables Trump has threatened to oust." Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski predicted that Sharpton's vow "will help Donald's efforts to win votes. Getting endorsements from friends is nice, but...
  • Trump wants to 'open up' libel laws to sue media outlets

    02/26/2016 12:41:29 PM PST · by ConservativeTeen · 270 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 26, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Friday vowed to "open up" libel laws in order to sue media outlets that write "purposely negative" and "horrible" articles about him. "I’m gonna open up our libel laws, so when they write purposely negative and horrible, false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money," Trump said at a rally in Fort Worth, Texas. "We’re going to open up those libels laws," he added. "So that when The New York Times writes a hit piece, which is a total disgrace, or when The Washington Post, which is there for other reasons,...
  • In Gen. Livsey arrest Fayetteville cops, eyewitness accounts differ

    08/29/2015 3:28:21 PM PDT · by familyop · 43 replies
    The Citizen (Fayette County, Georgia) ^ | 08/19/2015 | Cal Beverly
    Eyewitness says police still have not asked what he and other witnesses saw; victim tried to withdraw complaint, but police refused Cops say retired 4-star general choked delivery driver, resisted arrest; eyewitness says cops over-reacted, dispute didn’t happen the way warrants allege William “Bill” Livsey, 84, of Fayetteville, a retired four-star general and Silver Star recipient for heroism, ordered home delivery for himself and three other companions from a Chinese restaurant just before 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Within a couple of hours that Saturday night, the highly decorated retired officer was handcuffed with bloody arms inside a Fayetteville police unit...
  • Lab Tests Confirm KFC ‘Fried Rat’ Is Actually Chicken

    06/24/2015 12:09:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 22, 2015 | M.DELATORRE
    The alleged fried rat that was found by a KFC customer is nothing more than another piece of chicken in the bucket. Last week, a California man named Devorise Dixon claimed that a piece of meat that came in his KFC meal was a fried rat. “It was very nasty,” he said. “I spit it out. I looked down at my hand and I realized that it was in the shape of a rat with a tail and everything in it.” Independent lab results showed that the breaded lump was, in fact, a piece of chicken. KFC spokesman Rodrigo Coronel...
  • Taking Back Thomas Jefferson

    03/13/2015 12:21:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Abbeville Review ^ | March 10, 2015 | James Rutledge Roesch
    Jefferson, a member of the gentry of Old Virginia, was always regarded as one of the best and brightest of his generation, a gentleman of the finest intellect, taste, and manners. Although Jefferson loved and was loyal to the Union, he was a Virginian first and an American second; Virginia, Jefferson avowed, was his “country.” This order of allegiance – State over Union, or “Society” over “the State” – was firmly rooted in the Old South. Accordingly, in the emerging conflict between the North and the South, Jefferson sided with his own country. “It is true that we are completely...
  • WaPo Cranks Tie Texas Biker Thugs to …Sarah Palin?

    05/20/2015 3:53:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    The Washington Post actually tweeted this out today on the Texas biker gang shootings. The race-obsessed paper wants desperately to make the story about race… And threw in a photo of Sarah Palin for kicks.
  • UVA associate dean Nicole Eramo sues Rolling Stone: an early analysis

    05/13/2015 10:00:55 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 12 at 7:42 PM | Eugene Volokh
    UVA associate dean Nicole Eramo is suing Rolling Stone and writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely for statements in Rolling Stone’s now-retracted “A Rape on Campus” story. How will courts likely deal with this lawsuit? Here are a few early and tentative thoughts, though of course much depends on facts that are not yet known. 1. Federal vs. state court: Eramo sued in Virginia state court, but it seems likely that Rolling Stone and Erdely will want the case removed to federal court: The conventional wisdom is that libel defendants are procedurally better off in federal court, where it’s easier to get...
  • How a Darth Vader selfie showed the worst side of social media (Australia)

    05/11/2015 11:05:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Mashable ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jenni Ryall
    A dad has been incorrectly accused of being a pedophile on Facebook by a woman he doesn't know. The woman is now mortified and begging for forgiveness. Both say they are "devastated" by the events surrounding the misunderstanding. The moral of the story: Don't post stupid things on social media.
  • Phi Kappa Psi to 'pursue all available legal action' against Rolling Stone

    04/06/2015 10:10:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 6 Apr 15 | Brian Stelter
    The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia said Monday that it is moving forward with a possible lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine in the wake of the now-retracted "Rape on Campus" article. "After 130 days of living under a cloud of suspicion as a result of reckless reporting by Rolling Stone magazine, today the Virginia Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi announced plans to pursue all available legal action against the magazine," the fraternity said in a statement. A spokesman for the fraternity said there has not yet been a formal decision about when a lawsuit will...
  • General briefed Murtha AFTER murder comment, Corps says

    08/03/2006 5:11:45 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 111 replies · 2,702+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | August 3, 2006 | Kristin Roberts
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Marine Corps briefed Rep. John Murtha on the Haditha case after the vocal war critic publicly said Marines had killed innocent civilians in that Iraqi city, the Corps said on Thursday. A group of Marines, while suspected in the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians, has not been charged, and official results from the military's investigation remain outstanding. A U.S. defense official said on Wednesday, however that evidence indicates Marines deliberately shot to death unarmed civilians. Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat, is being sued by one of the accused Marines for libel....
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'I Wanted A Wife So Did She'. Ex-Husband Of Megyn Kelly

    02/03/2015 5:28:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Daily Mail(UK) ^ | February 03, 2015
    EXCLUSIVE: 'I Wanted A Wife... So Did She'. Ex-Husband Of Megyn Kelly speaks out about his marriage to the FOX News star and reveals he didn't CHEAT on her - and it 'bugged' him that she hinted he did on air Dr. Dan Kendall and FOX anchor Megyn Kelly were together for eight years, married for almost five He speaks for the first time about his marriage to star of Fox News network. Kelly has twice publicly alluded to the man who cheated on her - saying it's not her current husband Doug Brunt. Dr. Kendall says they had a...
  • "Republican Barry," The Accused of Lena Dunham's Rape Allegation is Fighting Back

    12/08/2014 11:25:56 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-8-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This isn't another case of shaming-the-victim-into-silence. Dunham's story about being raped has been demonstrated to be provably false, and the accused has a viable libel case against her (see here and here).From Chicks on the Right (bold emphasis is mine): Liberals really know how to sell books.  There's apparently a market for writing about molesting your little sister and how some "Republican named Barry" raped you at Oberlin College.  At the tune of an almost $4 million advance....Anywho, Lena wrote about some guy named "Barry, a Republican" from Oberlin College, who she claimed raped her.  And since the book came out a...
  • INVESTIGATION: LENA DUNHAM ‘RAPED BY A REPUBLICAN’ STORY IN BESTSELLER COLLAPSES UNDER SCRUTINY

    12/04/2014 6:00:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | December 4, 2014 | John Nolte
    In her just-released memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham describes her alma mater, Oberlin College, as "a liberal arts haven in the cornfields of Ohio." After a month-long investigation that included more than a dozen interviews, a trip to the Oberlin campus, and hours spent poring through the Oberlin College archives, her description of the campus remains the only detail Breitbart News was able to verify in Dunham's story of being raped by a campus Republican named Barry.
  • Chevron to take Ecuador back to court over fraudulent case

    12/02/2014 7:56:25 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/21/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier this year we witnessed the victory of Chevron over the New York shakedown artists who spent several years and tens of millions of dollars trying to pick their pockets over a fraudulent case in Ecuador. (Full coverage) For many of us, that would have been enough, particularly given how often big companies pay out large checks to nuisance suits just to avoid the media blitz and the associated hassles. But apparently Chevron has decided that enough is enough and will seek to strike at the source of the corruption. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Chevron is going after...
  • Why Darren Wilson is driving you mad (And by "you" he means the Left)

    11/30/2014 8:13:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | November 30, 2014 | Matthew Pratt Guterl
    Do not accept the Ferguson police officer’s retirement. Just keep talking about his phantasmagorical fear of the black body – or else.It would be easy enough to call Darren Wilson a liar, as so many pundits have done, after reading the now-former Ferguson police officer’s testimony in the case of the killing of the 18-year-old Michael Brown. We could imagine this paragon of whiteness, soft-spoken and soft around the middle, as a rational actor, spending months after the shooting to carefully prepare for his grand-jury testimony, to repeat his performance in front of George Stephanopoulos for a television interview. Calling...
  • Time retracts a blood libel

    08/25/2014 9:00:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 8/25/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In an earlier post, I reported that Time Magazine had recycled a 2009 blood libel from the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, which accused Israel of harvesting and selling 'Palestinians' organs. Having been called on their slander, Time has now corrected the video in question. On Sunday, the magazine deleted the allegations from a two-minute video on its website about the Israel Defense Forces and added a correction, writing at the end, “Correction: The original version of this video cited a contested allegation in a 2009 Swedish newspaper report as fact. The allegation has been removed from the video.” The video,...
  • Robert Redford to Play Dan Rather in 'Truth'

    07/09/2014 6:40:09 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 100 replies
    Robert Redford has signed on to play Dan Rather in Truth, a film based on the 2005 memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. The book, written by Rather's producer Mary Mapes, centers on the firestorm that erupted in September of 2004 after Rather reported that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, a report that was based on documents that turned out to be forgeries. - See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-redford-play-dan-rather-717476#sthash.Y0QB620e.dpuf
  • Judge rules against George Zimmerman in NBC lawsuit

    06/30/2014 7:15:48 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 6/30/14 | Daniel Dahm
    Judge rules against George Zimmerman in NBC lawsuit Zimmerman claimed defamation in edited 911 call SANFORD, Fla. - A judge on Monday ruled against George Zimmerman in a defamation lawsuit he filed against NBC Universal over edited 911 calls made after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in 2012. In the ruling, Judge Debra S. Nelson said, "There are no genuine issues of material fact upon which a reasonable jury could find that the Defendants acted with actual malice."
  • Walker Campaign calls on TV stations to pull Mary Burke ad over the John Doe

    06/29/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watchdog ^ | 6-27-14 | Kyle Maichle
    MADISON – Scott Walker’s campaign committee has sent a letter to television stations late Thursday demanding that a new campaign ad that mentions the release of John Doe records should be pulled off the air. More: Mary Burke Releases Second TV Ad What caused the Walker Campaign to demand such action was that the Attorney Randall Crocker, who represents Special Prosecutor Francis Schmitz, said that Governor Walker was not a target of any criminal probe and that the records that were referenced in news reports were only stated in theory. Croker concluded that the records did not establish the existence...
  • Judge throws out part of Zimmerman libel case against NBC

    06/19/2014 10:49:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6-19-14 | Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner
    SANFORD – A judge this morning threw out part of George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal and held out the prospect that she may throw out the whole thing. Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson tossed the allegations related to one of five broadcasts and said she needs to do more homework before deciding about the others. Zimmerman is suing the media company, alleging that it falsely portrayed him as a racist.
  • Posting Negative Yelp Reviews Can Get You Sued

    02/05/2014 1:04:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Last week, in a Fairfax, Virginia courtroom, a jury announced it had determined a homeowner's Yelp "review" of a local general contractor was in fact old-fashioned slander. It started in 2011, when Jane Perez posted a review that alleged contractor Dietz Development LLC had not only performed shoddy and destructive work on her home without a license, but also that a member of Christopher Dietz's crew had stolen her jewelry. So Dietz sued for defamation, to the tune of $750,000 in damages, which he may have been awarded had he not responded on the social network with what the jury...
  • Conservative website shuttered after libel ruling [Free Dominion]

    01/29/2014 7:14:41 AM PST · by conniew · 350 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | January 28, 2014 | Andrew Duffy
    Conservative website shuttered after libel ruling Ottawa lawyer Richard Warman wins long-running legal battle By Andrew Duffy, OTTAWA CITIZEN January 28, 2014 OTTAWA — The online political forum, Free Dominion, has shut down after a wholesale defeat in a libel case brought by Ottawa human rights lawyer Richard Warman. A jury concluded that Warman was maliciously defamed by four commentators on Free Dominion, a website that bills itself as “the voice of principled conservatism.” Warman has been awarded more than $127,000 in general damages, aggravated damages, punitive damages and court costs because of 41 defamatory statements published on the conservative...
  • MSNBC segment claims a ‘majority of tea party members’ support raising the minimum wage

    01/01/2014 1:09:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | january 1, 2014 | Mike Opelka
    Do a “majority of Tea Party members” and “Tea Party activists” support raising the minimum wage? According to a segment on MSNBC, the answer is “yes.” However, if you actually ask leaders of some of the largest Tea Party organizations that question, the answer is a resounding, “No!” -snip About 1:38 minutes into the segment, former congressman and frequent MSNBC contributor Harold Ford stated, “Chuck Todd said the majority of Tea Party members support an increase in the minimum wage.”
  • USA Today 'humorist' calls Phil Robertson a 'cracker', attacks Sarah Palin

    12/24/2013 11:09:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Examiner ^ | December 23, 2013 | Joe Newby
    <p>It seems that for liberals in the media, Phil Robertson has become a modern-day Emmanuel Goldstein, the number one enemy of the people in George Orwell's classic "1984." On Saturday, "humor columnist" Bill Mann used a racial slur against Robertson in an article at USA Today, calling him a "cracker" in an article about things one would not want under the Christmas tree. Mann followed that up with a tweet attacking Sarah Palin and the Duck Dynasty cast on Sunday.</p>
  • Seven Phony Hate Crimes Trumpeted By The Media

    11/30/2013 4:38:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2013 | John Hawkins
    One of the oldest rules in psychology and economics is that if you reward a behavior, you can expect to see it more often. In America, we reward victimhood. That makes us feel good about ourselves and in some cases, it helps improve the lives of the people who've been victimized, but there's a dark side to it as well. It creates perverse incentives for people, it helps legitimize a victimhood mentality, and it also encourages people to fake hate crimes. Under normal circumstances, that would seldom happen. However, in a society where we celebrate victimhood and savagely attack people...
  • The Bothersome, Annoying Truth-when the very existence of facts is rejected by one’s adversaries?

    10/17/2013 7:11:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 17, 2013 | Caroline Glick
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The Bothersome, Annoying TruthPosted By Caroline Glick On October 17, 2013 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Ilan Pappe A controversy is raging in the Washington, DC, Jewish community involving the local JCC (DCJCC) and its in-house Theater J. While a local tale, it is a distressing encapsulation of Israel’s predicament.Israel’s rights and justness are grounded in truth. But today truth isn’t worth as much as it used to be. Those who fight for it find themselves routinely maligned as close-minded extremists. Those who trounce it are congratulated for being open-minded and...
  • Did Police Chief Steve Bracknell Libel George Zimmerman?

    09/16/2013 6:37:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>Whenever I write anything to be published on the Internet or email, I assume that it could be made public at any time.   I caution readers to do the same.  While Internet anonymity is possible, it takes careful preparation and significant effort.</p>
  • Nancy Grace Says "[Profanity/Racism redacted]" Uncensored While Railing Against Zimmerman’s ‘Hatred’

    07/15/2013 9:38:31 AM PDT · by safetysign · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/15/2013 | Andrew Kirell
    <p>While speaking Saturday night with Trayvon Martin‘s family attorney, shortly before the verdict was read for George Zimmerman‘s acquittal, HLN host Nancy Grace said “fucking coons” live on-the-air while railing against what she considers to have been the defendant’s undeniable “hatred” for the teenager he shot.</p>
  • How Will "Not Guilty" Verdict Affect George Zimmerman's Libel Suit Against NBC?

    07/14/2013 5:51:14 AM PDT · by Gorilla44 · 86 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | July 14, 2013 | Ted Johnson
    George Zimmerman's not guilty verdict adds a new wrinkle to a separate legal case in the Florida courts: His defamation suit against NBC. In December, Zimmerman sued NBC, reporter Ron Allen and two other news personnel on claims that the network's edits of his 911 call to police were manipulated to make it sound like he was a racist. The Florida judge in Zimmerman's case, Debra Nelson, put the defamation case on hold pending the result of the criminal trial. Jody Armour, professor at USC's Gould School of Law, said that although it is "possible" that Zimmerman's claim against the...
  • NRA up in arms about The Simpsons video game that has 'hidden anti-gun messages' and 'mocks NRA'

    06/20/2013 11:08:12 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 19 June 2013 | Alex Greig
    -snip- The problem for gun-toting game critics comes when they reach level 30 and get a free content update for the game. According to SimpsonsWiki.net, level 30 is at present the highest level players can reach. At level 30, a storyline involving Herman's Military Antiques store evolves that contains some fairly clear commentary on gun laws in the U.S. and takes some cheap shots at the organization. SimpsonsWiki.net pulled some quotes from the level that has the NRA gunning for the game. 'You’re the perfect gun owner! Step inside!' says Herman to Grandpa Simpson who has just told him how...
  • MSNBC: NRA "in the Business of Helping Bombers Get Away With Their Crimes"

    04/17/2013 7:46:51 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 89 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Apr 17, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell made the case this evening that the National Rifle Association is to blame for the slow investigation into the Boston bombings: Video here"There are new developments tonight in the bombing investigation here in Boston," said O'Donnell. "But that investigation could be moving faster were it not for the successful lobbying efforts of the National Rifle Association. The NRA's efforts to guarantee that American mass murderers are the best-equipped mass murders in the world is not limited to murderers who use assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The NRA is also in the business of helping bombers get...
  • Areopagitica

    03/22/2013 2:16:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    NY Sun ^ | March 20, 2013 | Masthead Editorial
    Lords and Commons of England, consider what Nation it is whereof ye are, and whereof ye are the governours: a Nation not slow and dull, but of a quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, suttle and sinewy to discours, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity can soar to.* * *Those words were penned by John Milton in 1644, when he wrote, in “Areopagitica,” his plea for unlicensed printing. Where is the Mighty Milton now that England’s monarch, Elizabeth II, is getting set to establish by royal charter a new body, cooked up...
  • Jimmy Carter’s Libel Israel Week

    03/18/2013 6:42:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Some politically correct colleges in America and Western Europe observe something they call “Israel Apartheid Week.” It’s another opportunity to libel Israel for building a defensive perimeter to keep out Arab suicide bombers. These misguided young people who libel the only democracy in the Mideast look to former President Jimmy Carter for their inspiration. Carter was the most prominent person in the world to apply the hated term apartheid to Israel’s purely defensive barrier. Carter’s book, Palestine: Peace not Apartheid, has served as a text for the libelers of Israel. The French have an apt expression for what Israel is...
  • Daryl Hannah: I've Lost Roles Due to My Liberal Activism

    03/08/2013 5:11:25 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 93 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | March 28 2013 | breitbart.com
    Actress Daryl Hannah says she suffers for her hard-left activism. The Splash star, talking up her appearance in the new assault on climate change skeptics dubbed Greedy Lying Bastards, says being outspoken in Hollywood comes with a price. CM: Do you think that your acting career has suffered in any way — or that you’ve lost any roles — because of your outspoken activism? DH: I know that’s been the case in some instances, for sure. But that’s OK. The truth is, I’m a human being above all. I love life. And I’d love to see life go on on...
  • NBC’s Zimmerman response: Other media outlets highlighted race (Trayvon Martin case)

    03/08/2013 1:42:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 7, 2013 | Erik Wemple
    NBC doesn’t want to deal with George Zimmerman’s libel suit. In a Feb. 20 filing in the case, NBC Universal Media LLC asks a Florida circuit court to stay the case until the conclusion of Zimmerman’s June trial for second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin. --snip-- To recap Zimmerman’s case against NBC News: On the night that he shot Martin, Zimmerman called 911 and narrated his pursuit of the teenager in his gated community in Sanford, Fla. A March 27 edition of the “Today” show abridged the 911 tape, as follows: Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good....
  • Catholic-bashers have embellished the truth about abuse in Catholic institutions. --Brendan O'Neill

    03/03/2013 5:07:33 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 63 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 2, 2013 | Brendan O'Neill
    The publication last week of the Irish government's McAleese Report on the Magdalene laundries has proved kind of awkward for Catholic-bashers. For the thorough, 1,000-page study found not a single incident of sexual abuse by a nun. Not one. Also, the vast majority of its interviewees said they were never physically punished in the laundries. As one woman said, "It has shocked me to read in papers that we were beat and our heads shaved and that we were badly treated by the nuns… I was not touched by any nun and I never saw anyone touched." The authors seem...
  • N.J. jury convicts animal rights activists

    03/02/2006 1:48:47 PM PST · by LouAvul · 11 replies · 630+ views
    ap via modbee ^ | 3-2-06 | jeff gold
    An animal rights group and six members were convicted Thursday of inciting violence against a company that tests drugs and household products on animals. The group, Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty, maintained its actions were protected under the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech. The government charged that SHAC waged a five-year campaign of threats, harassment and vandalism against Huntingdon Life Sciences and posted information on the SHAC Web site about the lab's employees and those who do business with Huntingdon. Many of those targeted saw their homes vandalized, and they and their families received threatening e-mails, faxes and phone...