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  • BET Awards: Clinton Rally, Then a Sermon Against Abusive 'Invention Called Whiteness'

    06/27/2016 9:12:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/27/2016 | Karen Townsend
    Just as you would expect, the 2016 BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards were full of Black Lives Matter references and reminders to register to vote and then get out the vote for Hillary Clinton. After the opening of the award ceremony featured Beyoncé and her back-up dancers marching into the auditorium to a Martin Luther King, Jr. speech, actor and producer Terence J went on to say, “Your vote is your voice,” and reminded everyone to register and “vote smart” as he introduced the show hosts, ABC’s Blackish stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. Isn’t it interesting that these...
  • Reporter's Attempt to Show Ease of Buying an Assault Rifle Backfires

    06/26/2016 11:14:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 22, 2016 | 6:50 PM EDT | Randy Hall
    Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times decided last week to purchase an AR-15 following the Pulse night club shooting in Orlando, Florida. His purpose, he said, was to demonstrate how simple it was and to explore Illinois’ gun laws concerning assault weapons. When he bought the gun, Steinberg planned to sell it back to the store. However, his purchase was stopped by the gun store, which canceled the transaction during Illinois’ required 24-hour waiting period after discovering he had lied on his background check about his history of alcohol abuse and domestic violence. In his article, Steinberg admitted that while...
  • CNN's Liberal Meltdown: Brexit Means ‘Xenophobia,’ ‘White Identity’ Win

    06/24/2016 12:14:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies
    newsbuters.org ^ | 6/24/2016 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour suffered an epic meltdown on Thursday night as it became clear that Britain was asserting its national sovereignty and voting to leave the European Union. The sneering Amanpour repeatedly derided it as an example of “xenophobia” and “white identity” politics. Early in the evening, with the result still in doubt, Amanpour told Anderson Cooper: “A lot of the Leave movements are led by the hard-right, very, very xenophobic, anti-immigrant, very populist, nationalist, white identity politics.” Later, as reality set in, the journalist referenced the current issue of The Economist and raged, “This marks a victory...
  • The one question reporters failed to ask any of the Democrats about their sit-in protest

    06/24/2016 11:45:01 AM PDT · by BAW · 19 replies
    Hot Air (Salem) ^ | 6-2402916 | Larry O'Connor
    The media orgy over the Democrats’ temper tantrum in the House of Representatives has been well documented over the past 24 hours. But with all the fawning tributes and comparisons to civil rights era protests on the 1960s, one fundamental, logical question seems to have escaped the minds of the hive-mentality media gaggle covering the Pelosi-run publicity stunt. Let’s first point out the so-called “common sense gun safety legislation” these Democrats claim was the impetus behind their fund-raising escapade disguised as a protest. The crux of their agenda had to do with legislation designed to prevent individuals on the terrorist...
  • NBC Producer Praises Would-Be Donald Trump Assassin: "A Good Guy With A Gun"

    06/23/2016 5:49:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 82 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Katie Mchugh
    An associate producer for NBCUniversal, Inc. declared that the illegal alien “hoping to assassinate Donald Trump is a good guy with a gun” on Twitter Tuesday.
  • CNN’s Clinton Cash ‘Fact-Check’ Ends in Embarrassment for Cristina Alesci and Laurie Frankel

    06/23/2016 11:19:15 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 23,2016
    Those questions apparently did not occur to Cristina Alesci and Laurie Frankel. Also, in addition to the $145 million being funneled to the Clinton Foundation before the CFIUS approval, why was a Kremlin-backed bank bankrolling a $500,000 speech in Moscow for Bill Clinton while his wife led the Russian reset? As even the progressive New Yorker magazine put it, “But there is a bigger question: Why was Bill Clinton taking any money from a bank linked to the Kremlin while his wife was Secretary of State?” Shockingly, CNN Money fact-checkers Alesci and Frankel make no mention of the Kremlin-backed $500,000...
  • Gaffe of the Century! NYT Says St. Paul Ordered Christians to ‘Execute’ Homosexuals

    06/20/2016 4:12:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 19, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    With remarkable insouciance, NYT writers Jeremy W. Peters and Lizette Alvarez blithely make reference to “a Bible verse from Romans that calls for the execution of gays,” meaning Saint Paul’s letter to the Romans 1:18-32.As anyone who has ever read the New Testament knows, Saint Paul never permits that Christians should commit any violence whatsoever against homosexuals, but the Times editors apparently thought that fact-checking with the original text was superfluous or that readers were too ignorant to check for themselves.The Times report, titled “After Orlando, a Political Divide on Gay Rights Still Stands,” follows on the fatal shooting of...
  • Orlando Shooting: FBI Interviewed Worshipper at Omar Mateen’s Mosque

    06/18/2016 7:35:07 PM PDT · by drewh · 32 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 4:20 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2016 |
    The Associated Press reports that the FBI has interviewed a man who worshipped at the same Fort Pierce mosque as Omar Mateen, the gunman responsible for last week’s Orlando nightclub shooting. Citing the man’s attorney, the interview reportedly lasted about 30 minutes Friday at the mosque. Orlando shooting: FBI interviewed worshipper at Omar Mateen’s mosque photo The attorney, Omar Saleh, added that he expects more people will be interviewed at the mosque. A lawyer for the Council of American-Islamic Relations says that the FBI interviewed a man who worshipped at the same mosque as Omar Mateen. Omar Saleh said he...
  • Paper Retracted After Incorrectly Labeling Conservatives

    06/18/2016 4:53:33 PM PDT · by CriticalJ · 14 replies
    Wonder how many times the original was sited on MSNBC. Conservative political beliefs not linked to psychotic traits, as study claimed Researchers have fixed a number of papers after mistakenly reporting that people who hold conservative political beliefs are more likely to exhibit traits associated with psychoticism, such as authoritarianism and tough-mindedness. As one of the notices specifies, now it appears that liberal political beliefs are linked with psychoticism. That paper also swapped ideologies when reporting on people higher in neuroticism and social desirability (falsely claiming that you have socially desirable qualities); the original paper said those traits are linked...
  • Islamic Terrorist Omar Mateen did not use an AR 15 in Orlando nightclub

    06/16/2016 8:59:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/16/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    Contrary to what our DC politicians and national media members want the American public to believe, Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen did not use an AR 15 to kill 50 nightclub goers in Orlando. Instead, he used a Sig Sauer MCX which he had purchased earlier in the week. Red State explains: Now this Sig is every bit as dangerous as an AR-15. It is sold in a semi-auto version to sportsmen and in full automatic by assorted special operations forces worldwide. The point is that it is not an AR-15 and no one, other than the media, ever claimed it...
  • Donald Trump BANS Washington Post From Campaign Events!

    06/13/2016 1:50:55 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 109 replies
    Donald Trump Facebook ^ | June 13, 2016 | Donald J Trump
    Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post.
  • Donald Trump just announced he is banning the Washington Post from his campaign events

    06/13/2016 1:46:28 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 82 replies
    Scoopnest ^ | June 13, 2016 | Ben Jacobs
  • Google’s digital wall will make Hillary Clinton inevitable as next president

    06/12/2016 8:11:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/12/16 | Judi McLeod
    It's no lie that if Donald Trump wants to be elected, he must find a way to get past the Google wall No matter how hard they try to force it into reality, Google will never make ‘Crooked Hillary’ straight. As people who have tried to get items removed from the world’s largest search engine already know, high-handed Google “is forever”. Unfortunately so too are the lies that social media is helping Hillary Rodham Clinton cover. Like the president who got there before it was “my turn”, there’s nothing real about Hillary Clinton, save for her ongoing outrageous lies. Just...
  • Media Gives Clinton Total Pass on $12,000 Armani Jacket, But Pounded Palin in ’08

    06/11/2016 5:43:42 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 61 replies
    Mediate ^ | June 8th, 2016 | Joe Concha
    The time was eight years ago. The scene: An Alaska consignment shop. Reporters far and wide ran to the Land of the Midnight Sun to do what reporters do: Go straight to the source, get the facts. This was a huge story, one of national importance, after all… CBS News Headline: Just one week before the 2008 election: Palin’s Consignment Shop’s Owner Speaks The CBS News reporter sent was Julie Chen. Her pointed questions included: “So how long has Governor Palin shopped at your store?” “What does she usually buy at your store?” “And does she also shop for her...
  • Clinton aide: Reporters don't ask questions voters care about

    06/06/2016 12:32:12 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/06/16 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton may not have held a formal news conference in six months, but the press always wants more regardless of what they get, the Democratic front-runner's top strategist said Monday. "As a former reporter, Chris, I can tell you that I’ve never been in a press corps or heard a press corps that didn't complain they weren't getting more of the candidate," chief strategist and pollster Joel Benenson told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day."
  • Caitlyn Jenner to mark Olympic anniversary on SI cover

    06/01/2016 4:33:15 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 40 replies
    WJLA.COM ^ | 01 JUNE 2016 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner will mark the 40th anniversary of her gold-medal Olympic win in the decathlon with a cover story in Sports Illustrated. The magazine, on newsstands on June 8, also will release a film on June 6 on SI.com with Jenner visiting various stops along her Olympic journey, including the University of Oregon campus track, where she qualified for her first Olympics in 1972, and San Jose City College, where she trained for the 1976 games, Sports Illustrated said in a statement Wednesday.
  • Donald Trump, bully in chief “YES, IT is going to be like this”

    05/31/2016 10:50:54 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 84 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | May 31 at 7:51 PM | Editorial Board
    “YES, IT is going to be like this,” Donald Trump said during a news conference Tuesday, after a reporter asked if he would be as hostile to legitimate scrutiny once elected as he is now. His honesty offered a bracing counterpoint to the pusillanimous Republican leaders who continue to insist that the reality-television star would be different once in office.
  • Sunday Roundtable Guests Seven Times More Likely to be Anti-Trump

    05/31/2016 4:33:09 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 31, 2016 | Mike Ciandella
    Trump supporters accounted for only 12 percent of all participants (9 out of 73 total) in roundtable discussions on Sunday shows from May 8 to May 29. While Fox and CNN had equal numbers of Republican and Democratic guests, ABC, CBS and NBC had nearly three times the number of liberal guests (36) compared to either pro or anti-Trump Republicans (13). ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, CBS’s Face the Nation each only had one Trump supporter during that entire time period, meaning that they each had three out of four roundtable discussions with no representative of the presumptive GOP...
  • EPIX CHANNEL IS PULLING KATIE COURIC’S GUN CONTROL MOVIE WITH ITS FRAUDULENT EDITING

    05/31/2016 10:33:26 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 72 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 31, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Katie Couric's gun control movie has gotten a lot of criticism for fraudulently editing a discussion with the Virginia Defense League. Just earlier today apologized today for the misleading edits. EPIX has just announced that it is no longer showing the movie here. The two might not be unrelated. Will Apple now pull the movie from iTunes?
  • Katie Couric says sorry for 'misleading' edit in gun rights documentary

    05/31/2016 7:38:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 31, 2016 | Lois Beckett
    Katie Couric apologized on Monday after days of criticism about a “misleading” edit in her new documentary that made gun rights advocates “appear to be speechless” when asked a simple question about gun control. “I take responsibility,” the news anchor wrote in a statement on the website for Under the Gun, a documentary about gun violence in America that she narrated and produced.
  • The Fall of Salon.com

    05/29/2016 1:54:16 AM PDT · by JSteff · 14 replies
    © 2016 POLITICO LLC ^ | 05/27/16 12:34 AM EDT | By Kelsey Sutton and Peter Sterne
    "How a digital trailblazer and progressive powerhouse lost its way. Read more: http://www.politico.com/media/story/2016/05/the-fall-of-saloncom-004551#ixzz4A25lhJhi Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook A Facebook page dedicated to celebrating the 20th anniversary of digital media pioneer Salon is functioning as a crowdsourced eulogy. Dozens of Salon alumni have, over the past several months, posted their favorite stories from and memories of the once-beloved liberal news site described as a “left-coast, interactive version of The New Yorker,” a progressive powerhouse that over the years has covered politics with a refreshing aggressiveness, in a context that left plenty of room for provocative personal...
  • Washington Post Editorial Board Writes Socialism-Free Critique of Venezuela

    05/25/2016 12:11:01 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 25, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Washington Post sure knows how to very carefully nibble around the edges when it comes to criticizing the economic system that brought disaster to a country. In this case, the Post's editorial board managed to severely criticize Venezuela for being a complete economic failure despite have the largest known oil reserves of any nation in the world. It had to be an incredibly disastrous economic system to bring such a nation so low that now it is running out of food, toilet paper, and beer. So do you think the Washington Post editorial named that system? Nope. Instead they...
  • New York Times Co. to Offer Buyouts to Employees

    05/25/2016 7:20:51 AM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    The NY Times ^ | MAY 25, 2016 | KATIE ROGERS
    The New York Times will offer voluntary buyout packages to members of the newsroom and several business departments at the end of the month, the company announced on Wednesday. In a memo, members of the executive committee, including Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the newspaper’s publisher, and Dean Baquet, its executive editor, said that the buyouts were a part of the company’s larger mandate to build a more digitally focused newsroom, and to reach its stated goal of doubling digital revenue by the year 2020. “These plans will no doubt lead to new initiatives and investments,” the memo said. “At the same...
  • Michelle Fields Signs On to #NeverTrump ‘News’ Blog Huffington Post

    05/23/2016 1:44:41 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 23, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Former Breitbart News, Daily Caller, Fox News, PJ Media, and Reason TV associate Michelle Fields announced Sunday night that she is joining the left-wing Huffington Post website to cover the Donald Trump campaign. Fields’ move completes the 180-degree transition that Fields and her new fiancé, Jamie Weinstein, have made in recent weeks from the top rungs of the Republican establishment to compromised positions in the expatriate pro-Hillary Clinton Right.
  • Former White House Reporter: Media 'Happy to Be Managed' by Obama

    05/22/2016 2:39:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 21, 2016 | 4:53 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    Retired USA Today White House reporter Richard Benedetto penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal on Friday titled “How Obama Gets Away With It.” He suggested “Usually when an incumbent president is leaving office and a slew of candidates are battling for his job, that departing chief executive’s record is a major campaign issue.” But Obama’s record in office is not an issue. Obviously, one reason is the Republican establishment didn’t want Obama to be an issue, which is why they moved to take any budget fight with Obama off the table for the rest of his presidency. …
  • Facebook pulls culprit out of hat before investigation gets underway

    05/17/2016 8:44:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/17/16 | Judi McLeod
    Not all conservatives come at the run when thumb-sucking Zuckerberg decided to toot his whistle Facebook’s sham ‘self investigation‘ into the social media giant’s alleged suppression of conservative news scheduled for tomorrow at Silicon Valley, had already come to a conclusion about who the culprits were ahead of the big get together. “Several people close to the company, who also declined to speak on record, argued that if bias was being inserted into the trending section, it came from Facebook’s part-time news curators acting on their own.” (The Guardian, May 16, 2016)
  • Morley Safer retires from "60 Minutes"

    05/11/2016 5:31:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 11, 2016: 5:26 PM ET | Brian Stelter
    Morley Safer, the longest-serving correspondent in the history of “60 Minutes,” says it is time to retire. Safer, 84, said in a statement, “It’s been a wonderful run, but the time has come to say goodbye to all of my friends at CBS and the dozens of people who kept me on the air.” CBS announced on Wednesday that the network will broadcast a special hour-long look at Safer’s broadcasting career on Sunday night. …
  • ESPN fires outspoken Christians Ray Lewis and Cris Carter

    05/10/2016 11:30:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/10/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Of course. “Dan, you have no evidence whatsoever that ESPN fired them because of their Christianity.” You’re right. I don’t. It’s possible they didn’t and I certainly can’t prove they did. But here’s what I do know: ESPN has already proved it will fire people who are outspoken in the expression of views that don’t comport to the left-wing worldview that ESPN either a) holds; or b) intends to appease at every opportunity.
  • Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

    05/09/2016 6:40:48 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 55 replies
    Gizmodo.com ^ | 9 May 2016 | Michael Nunez
    Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project. This individual says that workers prevented stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and other conservative topics from appearing in the highly-influential section, even though they were organically trending among the site’s users. Several former Facebook “news curators,” as they were known internally, also told Gizmodo that they were instructed to artificially “inject” selected stories into the trending news module, even if they weren’t popular enough to warrant...
  • Barry Diller: Donald Trump Is "Evil"

    05/09/2016 4:04:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 9,2016 | Breitbart News
    Barry Diller, the former FOX TV exec and now chairman of Expedia, says Donald Trump is “evil” because of his successful takedowns of his opponents.
  • Sanders calls for Democratic version of Fox News

    05/08/2016 6:39:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/6/2016 | Evelyn Rupert
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called for a more liberal version of Fox News to help fix the problems he sees in corporate media. “I think we have got to think about way that the Democratic party for a start starts funding the equivalent of Fox television,” he said in an interview that aired Friday on MSNBC's “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Sanders blasted the media for shallow reporting, including coverage of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. “I think the American people are going to have to say to NBC and ABC and CBS and CNN, you know what, forget the...
  • What in the hell is going on?

    05/08/2016 8:37:05 AM PDT · by ProudFossil · 126 replies
    vanity | 5/8/2016 | self
    What in the hell is going on in this country with the politics? I just channel flipped across Fox, MSNBC, and CNN (9:30 am Mountain time). Fox had a panel blasting Trump for tweeting himself eating a taco bowl when he wants to deport all the illegals. Gee if I remember we still ate sauerkraut during WWII. And then one of the panel said there is no such thing as a taco bowl. I guess here in New Mexico I have to stop eating taco bowls because they do not exist. Then the panel on MSNBC wanted to know what...
  • ABC Show Trashes Angry 'White Men' and 'Filthy Country People'

    05/06/2016 7:43:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/6/16 | Alexa Moutevelis Coombs
    If you ever want to know what liberal Hollywood really thinks, just watch a Shonda Rhimes show. In about every other episode she has characters going off on thinly veiled, self-righteous liberal monologues. Tonight, ABC’s Scandal had two separate characters rant about "white men" and "country people." For those who aren’t unfamiliar with Scandal, GOP presidential primary candidate Hollis Doyle (Gregg Henry) is a character intended to spoof Donald Trump. The similarities in this particular show are endless: The opposing campaigns despair that “no matter what he does America loves him,” an ex-wife claims he raped her, he’s asked to...
  • Oh, good: ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner to pose nude for Sports Illustrated

    05/05/2016 12:00:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/05/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Toilets of America welcome men's faces en masse. Because the sports fans of America - who each week watch their mailboxes for updates on the NFL, Major League Baseball and NASCAR - know the one thing they’re missing is the opportunity to look at a 66-year-old dude who’s trying to look like a woman. Au naturel. Sports Illustrated started losing me more than 25 years ago when it decided in its self-importance that it needed to dive into environmental activism. It sealed the deal with this monstrosity, which was easily the worst piece of sports journalism in the history of...
  • Was Doctor Strange Changed to Please China? (Marvel ordered to "Portray China in a Positive Light")

    05/05/2016 5:57:40 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-29-2016 | China Uncensored
    Marvel's new movie Doctor Strange may have changed the Ancient One from a Tibetan man to a Celtic white woman to appease China. That's at least was Doctor Strange writer C. Robert Cargill suggested on the Double Toasted podcast. Or was this another example of Hollywood whitewashing—giving Asian roles to white actors?
  • Caitlyn Jenner to pose nude for Sports Illustrated, according to US Weekly?

    05/05/2016 8:12:19 AM PDT · by captaincaveman · 62 replies
    US Weekly reports that Caitlyn Jenner be on the cover of Sports Illustrated wearing nothing but an American flag and her 1976 Olympic gold medal. No confirmation yet. - Sports is no longer about sports. It's about promoting an agenda.
  • Abby Wambach hired by ESPN [Two check mark hire]

    05/05/2016 7:23:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 4, 2016 | Ahiza Garcia
    The retired U.S. Women's Soccer star has been hired to serve as an analyst and contributor for the sports network. Wambach will cover soccer during the Rio Olympics and the UEFA European Championships this summer and will also work for other parts of the network such as ESPN Films and shows like "Outside the Lines."
  • Caitlyn Jenner to Pose Naked With Gold Medal for 'Sports Illustrated'

    05/04/2016 1:08:08 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 121 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 5/4/2016 | Dana Rose Falcone
    Now that’s a patriotic streak!Caitlyn Jenner will appear on a summer cover of Sports Illustrated wearing “nothing but an American flag and her Olympic medal,” a source reveals in the latest issue of Us Weekly.The 66-year-old I Am Cait star (formerly known as Bruce) set a world decathlon record at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of her win, she’ll pose with her gold medal for the first time post-transition, adds the source: “She’s excited about that.” (Her ex-wife Kris appeared topless with a medal during a 2007 photo shoot on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.)Until...
  • Overseas, Obama begins the long goodbye

    04/23/2016 11:02:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2016 1:28 PM EDT | Kathleen Hennessey
    Back home, President Barack Obama has eight months, a dogfight over the Supreme Court and scores of campaign speeches for a successor ahead of him. But overseas, the president already has begun a long, slow goodbye. […] “I think that I have been true to myself during this process,” Obama said, reflecting on his presidency and his accomplishments. Obama said he was proud of his health-care overhaul, the Iran-nuclear deal, his handling of what he described as hysteria around the Ebola crisis and “saving the world economy from a Great Depression.” “That was pretty good,” he said. …
  • ESPN Fires Curt Schilling for Anti-Transgender Comments

    04/20/2016 5:15:51 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 101 replies
    Variety ^ | April 20, 2016 | Alyssa Sage
    “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves,” read Schilling’s comment, which he apparently posted in response to a photo about a recent North Carolina law that restricts transgender people’s access to bathrooms and locker rooms. “I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.” ESPN issued a statement on Tuesday, saying “ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated...”
  • 'Confirmation' -- HBO's High-Tech Lynching

    04/19/2016 3:51:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    The left is masterful at rewriting history. Witness HBO's TV movie "Confirmation," which aired Saturday, about Anita Hill's accusations of sexual harassment 25 years ago, which almost derailed Clarence Thomas from becoming a Supreme Court justice. The drama's makers claim that they didn't take sides in depicting Thomas' Senate confirmation hearings, even as a trailer punctuates close-ups of actress Kerry Washington, who played Hill, with stentorian capital letters: "It only takes one voice ... to change history." Another trailer proclaims, "One woman made a choice ... to take a stand." Apparently, because HBO didn't expressly label Thomas as guilty, producers...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Joins Elle as Editor-at-Large

    04/18/2016 5:57:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    TV Newser ^ | April 18, 2016 | Mark Joyella
    Melissa Harris-Perry has joined Elle.com, where she will serve as editor-at-large. Elle.com editorial director Leah Chernikoff says Harris-Perry “will focus on the intersection of race, gender, politics, and yes, even fashion, telling the often-overlooked stories of women and girls of color.” Harris-Perry left MSNBC after an internal memo became public in February. In the memo, Harris-Perry accused NBC News chairman Andy Lack and MSNBC president Phil Griffin of taking away her weekend morning discussion program. “I will not be used as a tool for their purposes,” she wrote. “I am not a token, mammy, or little brown bobble head.” “Joining...
  • Obama's income fell to $436,000, lowest of his presidency

    04/15/2016 10:38:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2016 5:59 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama’s income fell to just over $436,000 in 2015, the lowest of his presidency, and he and first lady Michelle Obama paid nearly $81,500 in taxes, according to tax returns the White House released on Friday. The president’s more modest adjusted gross income reflected book sales that have continued to fall off in the years since he last published in 2006. The first family paid an effective tax rate of 18.7 percent. The Obamas also reported donating $64,000 to charity, or about 15 percent of their income. Their largest charitable donation, $9,000, went to the Fisher House Foundation,...
  • MSNBC Misleads Viewers with Wisconsin Voter ID; Fails to Mention State Issues FREE Identification

    04/04/2016 5:40:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 4, 2016 | Ken Shepherd
    On the eve of Wisconsin's primary, MSNBC misled viewers with a story about how the Badger State's new voter ID law goes into effect tomorrow on primary election day. Correspondent Tony Dokoupil used the plight of two new residents to the state to complain about the cost – $34 each – of an in-state driver's license. What Dokoupil failed to mention, however, was that the couple in question could easily have obtained FREE identification from the state. "Last month, Matt and Jessica Hegdahl (sp?) moved to Wisconsin in search of a job, and found themselves at the center of a...
  • Why they fear Trump: A Black conservative’s perspective

    04/01/2016 8:24:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/1/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Kevin Jackson, a Black conservative talk show host and writer, has a strong opinion about why Donald Trump is succeeding. He believes Trump is engendering such fear and hatred among those who recognize the threat he presents to their monopoly on power that they are unable to clearly see why he is where he is at this late stage of the primary cycle. Clearly even those who hate Trump the most see that he resonates with many Americans; but what they don’t get is why. They KNOW he is a racist so how can he be appealing to as much...
  • No, The Terrorist Attacks In Belgium Don't Mean Donald Trump Will Be President (NPR Alert)

    03/22/2016 4:01:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | March 22, 2016 | Domenico Montanaro
    In the immediate aftermath of the Brussels bombings, Donald Trump mentioned something he likes to talk about -- polls. "Well first of all, this is a subject that is very near and dear to my heart, because I've been talking about it, certainly much more than anybody else, and it's why I'm probably No. 1 in the polls, because of the fact that I say we have to have strong borders," Trump said Tuesday morning on NBC's Today show. That was hours after it had become clear that at least a dozen people were killed in the attack on the...
  • Math and momentum point to Trump, Clinton nominations

    03/16/2016 2:24:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 16, 2016 4:52 AM EDT | Steve Peoples and Julie Pace
    The day after high-stakes contests in five states, the math and momentum point to a Donald Trump Republican presidential nomination as GOP officials grapple with whether to embrace the billionaire businessman or rally behind a longshot alternative. It wasn’t a question for Democrat Hillary Clinton, who took aim at Trump on Tuesday night after strengthening her position against rival Bernie Sanders with another batch of primary victories of her own. …
  • Watch Donald Trump Completely Crush Ted Cruz in Mere Seconds

    03/11/2016 7:31:32 AM PST · by mandaladon · 110 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11 Mar 2016 | Tommy Christopher
    There are only a few days left for Republican bed-wetters to stop Donald Trump from steamrolling his way to the presidential nomination via Florida and Ohio, and if Thursday night’s CNN Republican Presidential Debate is any indication, it’s not gonna happen. There was one moment that went largely unnoticed, though, and it perfectly demonstrates why he’s winning. It came about an hour into the debate, as Ted Cruz was launching into one of his patented Eighth-Grader-Reciting-His-Book-Report-As-Though-It’s-A-Shakespeare-Sonnet routines about how ideologically immune he is to special interests, a linchpin of his appeal, when Trump casually destroyed him. The key here is...
  • Racism – The New “McCarthyism”

    03/10/2016 8:55:24 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 36 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/10/16 | Peggy Ryan
    McCarthyism is the political practice of publicly accusing someone of disloyalty or subversion with no real proof or evidence. In the 1950’s, Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-communist crusade took root and rose to legendary ferocity. During the McCarthy period, suspicion and accusations were enough to convict the accused even with inconclusive or questionable evidence. As a result of the public charges, many had their careers and reputations destroyed; some even went to prison over the mere suggestion they were a Communist. Today we have a new McCarthyism. It’s called racism. Though in a different wrapper, accusations of racism also involve trial...
  • The Washington Post's Ridiculously Nasty Nancy Reagan Obit is a New Low

    03/07/2016 5:54:49 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 48 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | March 6, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    There's a point at which any decent person puts aside partisan rhetoric. That point would be death. Especially the death of a First Lady. Even if you didn't like Reagan, taking shots at Nancy Reagan in 2016, after her death, is really despicable. Post writer Lois Romano decided to write a ridiculously nasty smear of Ronald Reagan and his wife as the obit. About half the content seems to be about how much money Nancy Reagan spent on things. By paragraph 3, Lois Romano starts attacking Nancy Reagan. "As first lady from 1981 to 1989, Mrs. Reagan had a knack...