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  • 150 TERABYTES! NORWAY BUSTS LARGEST DARK WEB, CHILD PORN NETWORKS IN HISTORY-US, UK MEDIA IGNORE STO

    12/11/2016 12:23:36 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    THE NEW NATIONALIST ^ | DECEMBER 10, 2016 | TORCHY BLANE
    Link sets the context: It is to the actual story that's been, for some reason, deleted from Washington Post, New York Times, and ABC. They ran the story originally, then have since deleted it. On the day of the arrests (Nov. 20), Norway also announced it would no longer fund the Clinton Foundation. Related? ***Archive of the Deleted Stories Below*** Washington Post archive link isn't working so here's a pic https://i.sli.mg/fc5o2m.png ABCNews http://web.archive.org/web/20161120230530/http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/norwegian-police-arrest-20-men-pedophile-network-probe-43670565 NYTimes http://archive.is/uq4oF
  • Washington Post on the ‘Fake News’ Hot Seat

    12/10/2016 8:04:56 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 9, 2016 | By Lloyd Grove
    The Washington Post—whose coverage of Watergate four decades ago angered the powers that be, toppled a president, and defined courageous journalism—has unleashed a hornet’s nest of a different sort, one unlikely to earn a Pulitzer Prize. Indeed, Washington’s newspaper of record—which was purchased in 2013 by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos from the storied Graham family—is uncomfortably weathering a barrage of criticism from fellow journalists and others for a front-page story published over the Thanksgiving holiday. The story, by Post technology reporter Craig Timberg and published Nov. 24, purported to reveal how “sophisticated” Russian propagandists had spread fake news through hundreds...
  • Source: Fox ‘Sick’ of Megyn Kelly; ‘Fox News Needs to Cut Her Loose’

    12/09/2016 10:10:28 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 56 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | December 9
    A source at the Fox News Channel tells Breitbart News that staff at the network hope Megyn Kelly will leave soon. “Everybody in the building is sick of it. We absolutely can’t stand it anymore,” the source said. “This ‘all me, all the time’ tour, ‘I’m the victim,’ ‘I’m going to be poisoned,’ is getting really old.” (The “poisoned” remark refers to rumors that Kelly had been poisoned before the first presidential debate in 2015
  • Report: Megyn Kelly in talks with ABC

    12/09/2016 10:25:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 8, 2016 | Joe Concha
    Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly is engaged in talks with ABC, according to a Thursday report. A person familiar with the discussions told Vanity Fair that "ABC has renewed, and perhaps sweetened, its effort to woo Kelly" within the last month.
  • GOP introduces plan to massively cut Social Security [The Lies Begin Again! #FakeNews]

    12/09/2016 5:06:25 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Yahoo Fake News ^ | 12/9/16 | Ethan Wolff-Mann
    am Johnson, a Republican from Texas and chair of the Ways and Means Committee, introduced legislation to significantly cut Social Security. The bill introduced by Johnson, who is also the chair of the Social Security subcommittee, slashes benefits, adds means testing, and would raise the retirement age from 67 to 69. ...Michael Linden, associate director...at Center for American Progress, pointed out on Twitter, a letter from Social Security’s Office of the Actuary calculated workers making around $50,000 would see checks shrink by between 11% and 35%.
  • Newsweek Describes Trump as 'Dear Leader' of White Supremacists

    12/09/2016 3:05:54 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 9, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Six years ago, Newsweek sold for a grand total of one dollar. Many would say that amount was way overpriced and one big reason is the completely unprofessional sick smear job they are pulling on Donald Trump. An example is an article written by culture writer Ryan Bort, who makes no attempt to hide his Trump hate. Bort used a timeline of rough years throughout human history to exhibit his Trump Derangement Syndrome. Somehow, Bort felt it pertinent to go as far as to even link Trump and the Bubonic Plague from the year 1347.
  • MICROSOFT’S LGBT CHRISTMAS AD

    12/09/2016 3:49:04 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 55 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 12/09/2016 | Bill Donohue
    Ask any schoolboy what the meaning of Christmas is, and he will say it celebrates the birth of Jesus. Ask the ideologues at Microsoft, and they will say it means whatever their politics dictate. This year it represents an opportunity to exploit Christmas by pushing the LGBT agenda. Microsoft has released a TV ad, “Art of Harmony,” that is laden with Christmas overtones, yet absent of Christian content. “This holiday season we brought together a group of people who are making a difference in the world,” the ad says. It does not say what holiday is being observed, though we...
  • Trump Owes The Media Nothing — Here's Why

    12/09/2016 4:12:51 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    IBD ^ | December 9,2016
    Media Bias: The media dropped the ball during the last campaign with its overwhelmingly negative coverage of the major candidates, especially Donald Trump. That's not the conclusion of some disgruntled conservative media watchdog, but of a new report from Harvard University's impeccably liberal Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. You know when left-of-center media watchdogs see media bias against a conservative candidate it must be really egregious. And the respected Shorenstein Center's report found that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took their share of hard hits by the media. But Trump came in for especially vicious treatment....
  • Mainstream Media Continues Absolving Itself From Clinton, Trump Election Failures

    12/09/2016 1:02:08 PM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
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  • Trump transition team for Energy Department seeks names of employees involved in climate meetings

    12/09/2016 12:27:04 PM PST · by detective · 65 replies
    MSN News ^ | December 9, 2016 | Steven Mufson, Juliet Eilperin
    The Trump transition team has issued a list of 74 questions for the Energy Department, asking officials there to identify which department employees and contractors have worked on forging an international climate pact as well as domestic efforts to cut the nation’s carbon output. The questionnaire requests a list of those individuals who have taken part in international climate talks over the past five years and “which programs within DOE are essential to meeting the goals of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.”
  • Post-Election, Trump's Earned Media Soars

    12/09/2016 10:50:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Media Post ^ | December 9, 2016 | Wayne Friedman
    Now that he is President-elect -- and, in part, because of its surprised victory -- Donald Trump’s earned media value, already at high levels, has soared to even better results. For the month of November, Trump's overall earned media value was $752.6 million -- up over 32% from his total of $568.5 million in October, according to earned media research mediaQuant. Trump’s numbers in September were $460 million; and for August, $483 million. Earned media is defined as press interviews and appearances on all media, including TV, radio, online and print publications. By way of comparison, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary...
  • WTVJ Photographer Attacked During Story

    12/09/2016 10:18:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    TV Spy ^ | 12/8/16 | Kevin Eck
    A woman accused of faking her own abduction attacked a photographer from Miami NBC-owned station WTVJ. Samantha Martinez first pushed reporter Michael Spears when he asked about the abduction after Martinez was released from jail Wednesday. Then when she saw a WTVJ photographer shooting video, she went on the attack. “I will knock your ass out,” said Martinez as she headed towards the photographer. “Get your **** outta my *** face.”
  • Architect of CIA Enhanced Interrogation: ‘We Interrogate Terrorists Like That to Stop Attacks’

    12/09/2016 10:12:12 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 9, 2016 | Tom Rogan
    Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, psychologist and U.S. Air Force veteran Dr. James Mitchell was called back to national service. Along with a partner, Bruce Jessen, he was tasked with developing the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques, or EITs. Designed to elicit time-sensitive intelligence from hardened al Qaeda leaders, the EITs later became immersed in controversy. In 2014, Senate Democrats released a report accusing Mitchell of torturing suspects with EITs and producing no results. In his new book, Enhanced Interrogation, Mitchell offers his own testimony on the EITs. He argues that the techniques were critical in saving the lives...
  • Conservative politicians wimp out after chants of “lock her up” at Alberta rally

    12/09/2016 8:56:27 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    It was shameful to see so many CPC politicians dump on their base, call them dictators and idiots because that is what the media wants them to do The media attacked protestors in a rally last week after some in the crowd yelled “lock her up” when the name of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley was mentioned. And when the media eventually pounced on this, some members of the Conservative Party of Canada fell into line, criticizing the people who form the base of their party. A rally was held last weekend to protest the NDP government of Alberta, specifically its...
  • Study: 77% of Trump Press Coverage Negative

    12/09/2016 5:35:04 AM PST · by detective · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 07 Dec 2016 | Greg Richter
    Negative media coverage of Donald Trump was 77 percent during the general election, according to a study released Wednesday by the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. Trump complained during the campaign that the media was biased against him in favor of Democrat Hillary Clinton. The study found that while Clinton also received more negative coverage than positive, it was only 64 percent negative in the general election.
  • Clinton blasts 'epidemic' of fake news

    12/08/2016 10:13:44 PM PST · by keat · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 08, 2016 - 04:48 PM EST | Harper Neidig
    Hillary Clinton on Thursday decried the spread of fake news online, calling it an “epidemic” that Congress should take action against. “The epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year — it’s now clear the so-called fake news can have real-world consequences,” Clinton said during a speech on Capitol Hill. Some Democrats have argued the spread of anti-Clinton fake news online contributed to her electoral loss to Donald Trump. The issue has received renewed attention this week after a gunman entered a pizzeria in Washington that was at the center of a...
  • Media says we´re in a jobs boom -- we´re not

    12/08/2016 7:03:48 PM PST · by 198ml · 45 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/8/16 | Staff
    We keep reading in the media that the job market is on fire, that we´re near full employment. But it´s a sad truth that the monthly jobs report doesn´t really reflect what´s going on in our hobbled economy. As everyone knows by now, the jobs data for November show a decline from 4.9% to a 4.6% unemployment rate, as businesses created 178,000 new payroll jobs. What could be better? While we applaud these improvements, they mask deeper problems with the U.S. job market.
  • Washington Post Appends "Russian Propaganda Fake News" Story, Admits It May Be Fake

    12/08/2016 4:27:22 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-8-2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the latest example why the "mainstream media" is facing a historic crisis of confidence among its readership, facing unprecedented blowback following Craig Timberg November 24 Washington Post story "Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say".... ......on Wednesday a lengthy editor's note appeared on top of the original article in effect admitting the entire story may have been, drumroll......... "fake news"
  • Where “Fake News” Meets Real News

    12/08/2016 8:18:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/06/16 | Roger Aronoff
    Now that Democrats have sort of moved on from blaming the Electoral College and James Comey and the Russians, they’re absolutely convinced that ‘fake news’ turned the election against Hillary Clinton With the media in disarray, even in meltdown, over their failure to prevent Donald Trump from winning the presidency last month, the issue of “fake news” has become an urgent concern. What is really of greater concern? Fake websites that are established to make money and discredit their political opponents? Or is it the establishment media that are pushing a political agenda, while claiming to adhere to high standards...
  • Runner-Up Of The Year: Congrats To Hillary For Coming In Second For The Second Time

    12/07/2016 11:42:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 7, 2016 | Christian Datoc
    Congratulations to Hillary Clinton, runner-up for Time Magazine's 2016 Person of the Year cover issue. Clinton narrowly lost to President-elect Donald Trump, who was announced as Time’s selection Wednesday morning. "Winners get to write history," Charlotte Alter wrote of Clinton's second near-victory in the last two months. "Losers, if they are lucky, get a ballad."
  • The Collapse Of 'Real' Media Credibility (In 3 Simple Images)

    12/07/2016 9:45:08 PM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | December 7, 2016
    Two words - "nailed it" What a difference 4 months makes ... From Meltdown to Total Meltdown to Man Of The Year ... As FoxNews notes however, while President-elect Donald Trump was named Time magazine's Person of the Year on Wednesday, the honor basically ended there. While describing Trump as the real change-maker of 2016, the magazine also ragged on the Republican president-elect as a "huckster" and "demagogue" while reserving its most glowing praise for runner-up Hillary Clinton -- whom the edition breathlessly described as "an American Moses." In describing Trump, Time's article almost exclusively used backhanded compliments. For instance,...
  • Why Donald Trump’s Constant Twitter Battle With The Media Is A Brilliant Strategy

    12/07/2016 8:52:41 PM PST · by bobk3 · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/7/16 | David Danford
    One might understand this best in terms of John Boyd’s famous OODA Loop. Used by military tacticians, the Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act loop describes the cycle in which opponents operate during a fight. Whoever can cycle more quickly gains the initiative and controls the fight. Whoever cycles more slowly remains off-balance, constantly having to re-observe and re-orient to circumstances dictated by the enemy. The media cycles more slowly. Trump retains initiative by constantly feeding their hysteria and confusion with a steady diet of controversial tweets. Each new tweet grabs their attention and they restart the process. Like clockwork, every...
  • NBC News paid for Ghost Ship operator's hotel room

    12/07/2016 6:44:47 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 11 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec. 7 2016 | Vivian Ho
    NBC News paid for a hotel room for the man who ran the Ghost Ship, the Oakland warehouse-turned-artists-collective that burned down Friday night, killing 36 people at an underground electronic music show. Mainstream media outlets frown on paying money to sources. A network spokesman said NBC “absolutely” did not give money to Derick Almena in exchange for a series of exclusive interviews, but bought him a hotel room at the Oakland Marriott City Center for “a couple of nights.” The spokesman described that as “standard TV booking procedure.” Almena, 46, stayed at the hotel with his wife, Micah Allison, and...
  • Trump is mapping out his plan to put ‘America first’

    12/07/2016 6:09:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 4, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    With his Thursday journey to Indianapolis, Donald Trump made history as a president-elect by forging a deal to save over 1,000 jobs headed to Mexico. And he was just getting started. That night in Cincinnati, Trump began a “thank you” tour in front of a jubilant crowd of 15,000 people. Imagine that — any politician, let alone a president-elect, using his first appearance to thank voters instead of privately thanking donors. That’s populism for you. Surprises are routine with Trump, and his speech didn’t disappoint. For nearly 50 manic minutes, he was at turns joyous, boastful and policy specific in...
  • Trump's EPA Pick Spooks Liberals and the Environmental Lobby

    12/07/2016 4:49:14 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 36 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7 Dec 16 | Fred Barnes
    Liberals and the environmental left have gone into a tizzy over the selection of Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt as Donald Trump's pick to head of the Environmental Protection Agency. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi says the Pruitt nomination must be blocked "for the sake of the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the planet we will leave our children." New York AG Eric Schneiderman says Pruitt is a "dangerous and an unqualified choice." Independent socialist senator Bernie Sanders declares the Pruitt pick is not only dangerous but also "sad." The League of Conservation Voters calls Pruitt not...
  • Aide says Trump sold stocks in June, provides no evidence

    12/07/2016 2:11:59 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    yahoo/ap whiners ^ | 12/7/16 | Julie Pace, Chad Day fake journalists
    President-elect Donald Trump sold all of his stocks in June as he plunged into the costly general election campaign, his transition team abruptly announced Tuesday. His advisers provided no proof of the transactions and would not explain the apparent sell-off.
  • Black employees file class-action lawsuit against CNN

    12/07/2016 11:59:57 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 34 replies
    AJC.com ^ | December 7, 2016 | Rodney Ho
    This was posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Rodney Ho on his Radio & TV Talk blog. Former and current black CNN employees on Tuesday filed a class action lawsuit against Atlanta-based CNN, Turner Broadcasting and New York based parent company Time Warner for racial discrimination. “As a result of the current discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of DeWayne Walker vs. CNN, Time Warner & Turner, we have uncovered stories involving abuse of power, nepotism, revenge, retaliation and discrimination” said Daniel Meachum said in a press release. The press release provided a photo of DeWayne Walker, a CNN producer...
  • Donald Trump was right. He got incredibly negative press coverage.

    12/07/2016 9:40:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | December 7, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    One of Donald Trump's hobbyhorses during the presidential campaign and even now that he has emerged as the president-elect is how deeply negative the media coverage of him was during the 2016 race. Turns out he was right, according to a new study out of Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. “His coverage was negative from the start [of the general election] and never came close to entering positive territory,” writes Thomas E. Patterson, the Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at Harvard. “During his best weeks, the coverage ran 2-to-1 negative over positive. In his...
  • LIES OF MASTERS OF FAKE NEWS

    12/07/2016 9:12:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    The truth is, they are the ones spewing Fake News. They are the liars. They are the propagandists. They have the agenda. They are the running dogs of those perverted Rulers who would be your Total Masters I just did my morning news-prep. I read a bunch of headlines and stories from all over the Net. The headlines alone in Breitbart are enough to stun an elephant. If an elephant could read Breitbart. If the rampant, berserker Dems and Libs could read Breitbart, they would be stunned too. At the truth.
  • How repealing Obamacare would punish the working class [Look: #fakenews]

    12/07/2016 8:10:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | 12/7/16 | Max Ehrenfreund #fakejournalist
    ....The ACA, also known as Obamacare, provides subsidies to help subscribers afford the cost of individual policies. The law also required all Americans, with a few exceptions, to have insurance. Without the subsidies or the requirement that all Americans have coverage, experts say the healthiest customers would cease buying insurance if they do not have policies through their employers or through the government. As a result, insurers would be forced to increase premiums to cover the cost of treating those sicker patients who remain. Many would find they could no longer afford coverage.
  • Social Media Companies Join Forces to Take Down Terror Content

    12/07/2016 8:00:30 AM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | 06 December 2016
    Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft are banding together to mount a terrorism takedown on their platforms. The tech giants announced Monday they are working together to build a new database that will identify extremist content through a digital hash, which is sort of like a digital watermark. The idea is that by sharing these hashes in a global database with their partners, it will be easier to identify and swiftly remove any terror content if it's also published to other platforms. "We hope this collaboration will lead to greater efficiency as we continue to enforce our policies to help curb...
  • Denzel Washington blasts media for selling 'BS'

    12/07/2016 6:00:10 AM PST · by DFG · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/2016 | Judy Kurtz
    He was at the center of a fake news story, but Denzel Washington says it's the mainstream media that's selling "BS." "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you do read it, you're misinformed," Washington, the star and director behind the new film "Fences," told ITK at the Wednesday premiere inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture. "Fences," based on an award-winning play of the same name, also features Viola Davis and centers on the life of a black family in 1950s Pittsburgh. It is set to be released on Christmas.
  • Why The Mainstream Media Can’t Hold Trump Accountable

    12/06/2016 6:54:35 PM PST · by bobk3 · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 121/5/16 | John Daniel Davidson
    Since Donald Trump’s election, the mainstream media have been by turns hysterical and condescending. Whether it’s Trump’s rebuke of the cast of “Hamilton or his phone call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, the press seems to think we’re already on the verge of a constitutional crisis at the hands of a dangerous yet idiotic president-elect. ... underscores a troubling lack of curiosity in the press that Trump’s election has done nothing to mitigate. Right now, the media should be asking themselves: Why did Trump win white college graduates? Why did he outperform Mitt Romney among blacks and Hispanics? Why did...
  • James O'Keefe: The Mainstream Media Is Dead. We Won.

    12/06/2016 9:03:20 PM PST · by firebrand · 86 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | Front Page Magazine
    James O'Keefe: I want to say a few words and show just a very few clips from Project Veritas. I wanted to say that we did it, and the media in this country, as Bill Little said last night, is now discredited. It's dead and we have killed it and it's been a long time coming because they put us through so much over the last 10 years: Planned Parenthood, civil lawsuits, jail, defamation, lies, slander and now we've won.
  • Juan Williams: Members of Media ‘Disappointed’ Trump Won, ‘Most of Them Are Liberals’

    12/06/2016 7:40:59 PM PST · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5 Dec 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    On Monday’s broadcast of “The Five,” Fox News analyst Juan Williams stated that members of the media, most of whom are liberals are “disappointed” about Donald Trump’s presidency, but that it is the job of people in the press to hold the powerful accountable and not be their friends. When asked if he thought journalists are angry about a Trump presidency, Williams said, [relevant remarks begin around 4:20] “I think they’re disappointed. If you want to know, I think most of them are liberals, if that’s your point.” He continued, “But, what you’ve got here, going back to Friday when...
  • Zumwalt: Obama Used 'Fake News' to Sell the Iran Nuclear Deal

    12/06/2016 2:30:57 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Monday, December 5, 2016 | James Zumwalt
    During a press conference last month with German leader Angela Merkel in Berlin, President Barack Obama provided us with a "Jesse Jackson moment." For those who have forgotten, in 1998, as the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal reared its ugly head, Reverend Jesse Jackson offered President Bill Clinton his services as a spiritual advisor. It would turn out the offer represented the height of hypocrisy by the right good -- and married -- reverend. It was later learned, Jackson provided his services while quietly living under the cloud of having fathered an illegitimate child months earlier. Apparently the lure of moving...
  • Donald Trump Is Inheriting the Best Economy in a Generation Thanks to Obama

    12/06/2016 9:48:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Fortune ^ | 12/06/2016 | Chris Matthews
    Thanks, Obama! Donald Trump had a rocky campaign. And the transition has been bumpy as well. But he looks to be rolling onto the presidency on the smoothest economic path of any president in a long time. Data ranging from wage and job growth to manufacturing-sector indicators show that Donald Trump is getting an economy in better shape than any new president in a generation. Take a look at the following four indicators to see just how fortunate the President-elect is: GDP Growth The only indicator that shows Trump inheriting a generally weaker economy than is typical is GDP growth....
  • Universities and the media: arrogant, ignorant, and ripe for reform

    12/06/2016 5:14:25 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    NRO ^ | VDH
    Again, how bizarre that colleges audit high-school diplomas by giving college-entrance tests (their theory being that straight A’s from Selma High school in California’s Central Valley are not comparable to straight A’s at the Menlo School in the Silicon Valley), but the schools themselves are not audited. Surely higher education would not object to a national college-exit exam as a requirement for receiving a bachelor’s degree. Call it a smaller version of the bar exam, or perhaps a reverse SAT or ACT test. Passing an exit exam would help ensure education consumers that tens of thousands of dollars in borrowed...
  • The Twin Pillars of Progressivism

    12/06/2016 6:38:25 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 12-6-16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Universities and the media: arrogant, ignorant, and ripe for reform. (Read the rest at the link. Site does not want me to copy for some reason. It could just be my computer, but don't allow that glitch to cause you to miss this fine article by VDH. He's ripping and roaring this am.)
  • Political Spin in Full Spin on the Obama Economy

    12/06/2016 2:20:22 AM PST · by expat_panama · 7 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | December 6, 2016 | Ray Keating
    As their time in office winds down, U.S. presidents and their supporters tend to focus on legacy: What will history say about them? Unfortunately, on the economy, the Obama crowd has a lot of work to do in the hopes that political spin will cloud or even overrule economic reality. The effort is well under way. It's not like this hasn't happened before. Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Dealers successfully spun the idea that Herbert Hoover was a laissez-faire president, unwilling to use the tools of government to fight off the Great Depression, and it took FDR and his government programs...
  • The Propaganda About Russian Propaganda

    12/05/2016 4:02:04 PM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 01 December 2016
    Synopsis: reporter looks into a site that supposedly backed up the fake news site list in the Washington Post.
  • Donald Trump will lose after failing to follow Mitt Romney - Expert [Election Eve Fake News CNBC]

    12/05/2016 3:55:00 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | Monday, November 7, 2016 | David Reid
    Any chance of the Republican Party regaining the White House has been hampered by Donald Trump's campaign tactics, according to one U.S. policy expert... James Boys, senior US policy expert and associate professor of international political studies at Richmond University, told CNBC Monday that Trump is not waging a campaign that can win the election. "If you put in someone who could reach out to Hispanics, to women, to the African American community and build on what Mitt Romney had done four years ago, maybe.
  • When Everything Is 'Fake News'

    12/05/2016 3:53:30 PM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Reason ^ | 05 December 2016 | Jesse Walker
    Yesterday an idiot fired a rifle in a D.C. restaurant because he was trying to investigate "PizzaGate," the latest, dumbest variation on the decades-old series of rumors that the country is governed by secret pedophile rings. (Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.) Since the gunman was inspired by a false story, his crime was promptly blamed on "fake news." Then some pundits tried to link his assault to Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's pick to be national security adviser, on the grounds that Flynn had promoted the PizzaGate story. But it turned out the general had actually been alluding...
  • Hillary Clinton so far ahead in polls that she 'doesn't even think about' Donald Trump anymore

    12/05/2016 2:59:46 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | Monday, October 24, 2016 | Ruth Sherlock
    ....Clinton is so far ahead of Donald Trump in the race for the presidency that she no longer even feels the need to pay attention to the Republican nominee. Buoyed by a double digit lead in some national polls, Mrs Clinton has said she is now looking past Mr Trump entirely, and will no longer counter allegations made by her rival. "I don’t even think about responding to him anymore,” Mrs Clinton said when asked about Mr Trump’s charge that American media outlets are in cahoots with her presidential campaign.
  • Donald Trump’s chances of winning are approaching zero [Fake News Headline 6 Weeks Ago Today]

    12/05/2016 2:44:31 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | Monday, October 24, 2016 | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    The election is in 15 days. And the electoral map just keeps looking grimmer and grimmer for Donald Trump.... ...We’re also moving Utah — yes, Utah! — from “lean Republican” to “toss-up” as independent... ...we are adding Texas to our list of competitive states, rating it as “lean Republican.” ....how badly Trump is performing even in longtime Republican strongholds that the debate going forward won’t be whether Texas should stay on the list of competitive races but whether it should move to “toss-up.” ....Clinton now has 323 electoral votes either solidly for her or leaning her way. Trump has just...
  • Why Trump's Team Is Likely to Approve the AT&T-Time Warner Deal

    12/05/2016 6:56:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Fortune ^ | 12/1/16 | Jeff John Roberts
    During his campaign for President, Donald Trump declared that he would not approve a proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner on the grounds the deal represented “too much concentration of power in the hands of too few.” But as with so much else when it comes to Trump, it appears that vow is negotiable. On Thursday, the Financial Times reported that Trump’s transition team assured AT&T they would review the deal with an open mind, and that company executives came away confident that the deal would pass regulatory scrutiny.
  • Why is the media on the left? Why the contempt for workers?

    12/05/2016 2:46:07 AM PST · by expat_panama · 40 replies
    Asia Times ^ | December 4, 2016 11:14 PM (UTC+8) | Reuven Brenner
    I spent the first fourteen years of my life under communism. When my parents got out in 1962, I realized to my utter astonishment that much of academia was on the left, praising communism, rationalizing increased centralization of powers under a variety of jargons. Even the US was not immune to these ideas, and that the left and academia despised workers who wanted routine lives, rather than revolutions. All this came to my mind during the last few weeks, both with Fidel Castro’s deat... ...cry their hearts out again about the increased inequality – which, with minimal introspection, would have...
  • Trump's Chumps: The Fourth Estate, but last in the hearts of their countrymen.

    12/05/2016 12:28:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The December 12, 2016 Issue | Andrew Ferguson
    Among the many offenses that modern architecture has committed against Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington—America's main street, we like to call it—is a glass 'n' stone 'n' steel box that houses a museum about news gathering called, unfortunately, the Newseum. Funded by the New York Times, Hearst, ABC News, Comcast, CBS News, Time Warner, and every worthy journalism nonprofit in the land, the Newseum is the establishment press's monument to itself—a mirror into which every mainstream reporter and editor can peer with an admiring gaze. From the front of the building hangs a five-story-high sheet of marble inscribed with the...
  • Dick Cheney To CNN Reporter: Trump Took Us To Point Where We Don’t Need You Guys Anymore

    12/04/2016 6:14:29 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | DECEMBER 4, 2016 | Aleister
    CHENEY: I think he needs to be careful but he’ll learn as he goes along. I think he is putting some brains and good people with him. I am a big fan of Mike Pence. I know Mike well from his 12 years in the House and I think he’s a great choice as Vice President. He’s going to play a major role. I think Mr. Trump is taking very, very seriously the job that he has gotten now. Staffing up the administration. I think one of the reasons people get so concerned about the tweets is it is sort...
  • CNN's Stelter: The Media 'Need' to Start Calling Trump an 'Authoritarian' 'Strongman'

    12/04/2016 3:15:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 88 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4 Dec 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    CNN’s Brian Stelter took his anti-Donald Trump bias to new heights Sunday during his show “Reliable Souses,” where he argued that the media had to start referring to the president-elect as an authoritarian. “I talk to international correspondents who say to you, ‘This is exactly what authoritarians do. This is what strongmen do. This is what happens in authoritarian regimes,’” he claimed, “I think we need to start using those words on TV, at least, to discuss the possibilities before us.” “What you do in an authoritarian regime is you delegitimize the press,” he continued, as he asked former Fortune...