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  • Blog takes on Boston Newspapers

    02/24/2018 10:49:08 AM PST · by edwinland · 9 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | Feb 22, 2018 | Evan Lips
    The provocative Worcester-based blog Turtleboy Sports, the first to break the story about how a Massachusetts state trooper apparently faced discipline for including incriminating details in his arrest report concerning a judge’s daughter, days ago broke a story regarding a K-9 trooper’s lurid history of drug dealing and money laundering. Both of Boston’s major newspapers — the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe — recently followed up on the Turtleboy report with stories of their own. Neither publication cited, however, Turtleboy’s original reporting, triggering a firestorm of criticism in both newspaper’s online comment sections.
  • CNN and the business of state-sponsored TV news

    02/24/2018 11:34:36 AM PST · by ckilmer · 5 replies
    theguardian ^ | Glenn Greenwald
    Today I reported on the refusal of CNN International (CNNi) to broadcast an award-winning documentary, "iRevolution", that was produced in early 2011 as the Arab Spring engulfed the region and which was highly critical of the regime in Bahrain. The documentary, featuring CNN's on-air correspondent Amber Lyon, viscerally documented the brutality and violence the regime was using against its own citizens who were peacefully protesting for democracy. Commenting on why the documentary did not air on CNNi, CNN's spokesman cited "purely editorial reasons".
  • Father Of Florida Shooting Survivor:

    02/24/2018 11:26:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | February 24, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    CNN is not out of the woods with the allegations that it scripted questions for their town hall event, which quickly went off the rails, devolving into a two-hour bashing of law-abiding gun owners and the National Rifle Association. Colton Haab, a survivor of the February 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, alleged that CNN re-wrote his question, and that they told him to “stick to the script.” Well, it seems that wasn’t the case; a doctored email allegedly from CNN was circulated to Fox News and the Huffington Post, which prompted the network to release the email exchange...
  • Trump supporter, 76, blames ‘fake news’ CNN for threats following reporter ambush

    02/24/2018 9:27:07 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/23/2018 | Brian Flood
    Florine Gruen Goldfarb, 76, never thought her Trump-inspired activism during the 2016 election would earn her infamy and ridicule – but that’s what happened thanks to CNN. CNN correspondent Drew Griffin ambushed the Trump supporter outside her home earlier this week because she may have unwittingly promoted a Russian-coordinated event during the 2016 election. Now she's receiving threats on social media, and she lays the blame at the news network's feet. Goldfarb had her full name plastered on the video that was tweeted out to CNN’s nearly 40 million followers. Her house number was also visible for much off the...
  • MSNBC’s Ali Velshi: Trump ‘Cowardly Not to Take Questions From Legitimate News Sources’

    02/24/2018 3:15:30 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 49 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 23, 2018 | Paul Crookston
    MSNBC host Ali Velshi took grave offense at President Donald Trump taking questions from reporters from the Washington Examiner and One America News Network on Friday. Velshi considered it vital that Trump face questions about the report that former campaign aide Rick Gates would plead guilty in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election. The news on Gates broke minutes before Trump’s joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and Trump ended up taking questions about Syria and Jared Kushner’s security clearance. Velshi expressed outrage that the people who asked those questions were Gabby Morrongiello...
  • Mentally Ill CNN Aims Anger at Trump, NRA

    02/23/2018 2:21:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush ^ | February 23, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So now we have learned even more about what went on at the school in Parkland, Florida. Queue up audio sound bite No. 19. This was yesterday in Ft. Lauderdale. The Broward County sheriff, Scott Israel, held a press conference and said this about one of his officers, Deputy Scot Peterson — who, as it turns out, was armed and was on duty at the school, at the time of the shooting. ISRAEL: What I saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of building 12, take up a position, and he never went in. REPORTER: What should...
  • Mass Murder Copycat Effect | The Media has Blood on its Hands in Florida

    02/23/2018 10:49:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Another mass killing has taken place in the defenseless victim zone of a Florida high school in the Miami metropolitan area of Broward County. The major media in this country has blood on its hands. They know that mass murderers are incentivized by media coverage that gives a form of immortality to the deranged killers. The pattern is clear.  Many of the killers are open about their desire for infamy. The Port Arther murderer asked his lawyer, again and again: “Did I break the record?”.The media does not care how many innocents die because of their push for ratings...
  • Father Of Parkland Survivor Accuses CNN Of Pushing Gun Control Narrative

    02/23/2018 12:39:58 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 21 replies ^ | 2/22/18 | Amber Athey
    The father of a Stoneman Douglas High School student is accusing CNN of specifically seeking out survivors of the shooting who wanted to talk about gun control, bolstering another survivor’s claims that the network tried to plant scripted questions at their Wednesday night town hall. Amber Athey
  • The Media Should’ve Imploded by Now

    02/22/2018 6:48:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | February 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So there’s another meeting at the White House. Trump is talking to state and local officials today about school safety, and during the break, I heard him. He was talking to Pam Bondi, who is the Florida attorney general, and Trump was discussing additional stimuli for kids that could not be healthy. He mentioned the possibility of video games and other things — movies on the internet and so forth — as things that could be in the mix in determining why the shooters do what they do. CNN puts a graphic up to describe this, and you just...
  • The Media Is Lying To The Parkland Survivors

    02/22/2018 2:39:10 PM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/22/2018 | Peter Hasson
    I don’t usually write opinion columns and I wasn’t planning on writing one after Wednesday night’s CNN town hall, but the more I thought and reflected on it, the more I became convinced of one ugly truth: the media is failing the Parkland students
  • CNN’s So-Called Town Hall Facilitated Hate

    02/22/2018 2:10:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Rush ^ | February 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, well, well. I certainly hope everybody watching, if you are watching, this disgrace CNN put on last night, trying to call that a town hall. I hope if you watched that, you see what I’m talking about. I hope you saw, I hope you noted how the last thing that was about last night was the safety of children. It had nothing to do with what was going on last night. Anyway, greetings, folks. As always, great to have you with us, and thank you for joining us. Telephone number, if you want to be on the program,...
  • Another press shill attacks Trump as unfit, forgetting how bad Obama was

    02/22/2018 1:08:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American ^ | February 22, 2018 | Jack Hellner
    On Wednesday there was an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal by William Galston titled: "The Clear and Present Danger of Trump.” A bold insert said: His weekend Twitter outburst calls into question his ability to discharge his powers. The article starts off: In business, it is said, the customer is always right. Politics is more complicated, because citizens are called upon to be more than consumers. “The people commonly intend the public good,” Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 71, “but their good sense would despise the adulator who should pretend that they always reason right about the means...
  • CNN Denies Pressuring Florida School Shooting Survivor to Ask Scripted Question

    02/22/2018 12:09:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | February 22, 2018 | Chris Reeves
    On Wednesday, Jake Tapper hosted a CNN town hall special episode with survivors and relatives of the victims of the Florida school shooting titled “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action.” As one might suspect, this was not exactly a fair and balanced forum for debating gun control. Pro-gun control student activists, teachers, and parents of murdered students dominated the discussion and posed most of the questions to the town hall’s five guest speakers.Florida Senator Marco Rubio and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch were among those five who went up on stage to answer questions, but they did not...
  • Heroic Parkland Shooting Survivor Calls Out CNN for ‘Scripted’ Questions

    02/22/2018 10:35:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | February 22, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    The Wednesday CNN town hall promoting gun bans and moderated by Jake Tapper was arguably a train wreck from the beginning. Between a student saying Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) reminded him of the shooter and shouts of ‘murderer’ at NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, it was out of control. But in the wee hours of Thursday morning, things got worse for the anti-gun network when the local Florida ABC affiliate WPLG-TV reported that CNN had been planting questions. The whistleblower was Colton Haab, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who heroically shielded his fellow students from the bullets with...
  • CNN’s long history of allowing Democratic town-hall plants

    02/22/2018 8:01:27 AM PST · by Magnatron · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | 22 February 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    On Thursday, CNN will host a town hall with President Obama as part of his “final-year push to make gun control part of his legacy.” In addition to sitting down with liberal anchor Anderson Cooper, the network says Obama will “take questions from the audience.” Uh-oh. Get out your best pruning shears and trowels. In an age of micromanaged partisan stagecraft and left-wing media enablers, there is no such thing as a spontaneous question. CNN has a long history of allowing political plants to flourish in its public forums.
  • Shooting Survivor Quit CNN Town Hall After Refusing to Ask ‘Scripted’ Question

    02/22/2018 6:15:45 AM PST · by WisconsinRep · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Feb 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Colton Haab, a student who survived last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, refused to participate in a CNN Town Hall on Wednesday night after he was told to ask a “scripted” question. Haab, a junior at the high school, told Fort Lauderdale ABC affiliate WPLG that CNN invited him to speak at the televised town hall in nearby Sunrise, Florida, and that he and his parents had dressed up for the occasion. But CNN then told Haab he would have to read a question that CNN had prepared for him:
  • The Real Donald Trump You Won't Hear About from the Liberal Media

    02/22/2018 5:39:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | February 22, 2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I want to tell you about my night at Mar-a-Lago this past weekend with President Trump. We all hear all kinds of stories about President Trump...and all kinds of opinions about him...but few have ever actually met him, let alone spent quality time with him. I have. Two takeaways up front. First, as Don King would say, "ONLY IN AMERICA."Second, this is the story of the real President Trump- up close and personal. He's nothing like the one portrayed by the hateful, liberal  "fake news" media. I was born a S.O.B. (son of a butcher). My dad David Root was a blue-collar...
  • Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave Me "Scripted Question" After Denying Question About Armed Guards

    02/22/2018 4:03:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/21/18 | I Schwartz
    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Colton Haab said he was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday night's town hall but decided not to after the network gave him a "scripted question," quashing one he wrote himself. Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC shielded students while the school was under attack from the shooter, said he was going to ask about using veterans as armed security guards. "CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted," Haab told WPLG-TV
  • Jaw Dropping – The Washington Post Attacks Reverend Billy Graham Hours After He Dies…

    02/21/2018 8:52:41 PM PST · by bitt · 64 replies
    In 2012 the DNC denounced Jesus Christ three times during their convention. Until today that stood as one of the most alarming public representations of how the Democrats hate Christianity. The Washington Post just took that hatred one step further…. (image of WAPO's shameful "analysis) I cannot even begin to fathom the level of institutional evil and hatred it would take for this story to work its way through the editorial process of a national American publication and not encounter anyone who would stop them in their tracks. Seriously, no words. Just unreal.
  • Tur Claims Gov. Scott ‘Refusing to Speak’ With Students; Was at a Funeral

    02/21/2018 7:34:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | February 21, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    MSNBC’s Katy Tur has a glaring habit of letting her anti-Republican hatred run wild while confronting and slamming GOPers on issues she knows little about. The same was true when she hosted the 2:00 p.m. hour of MSNBC Live on Wednesday when the network’s cameras were in Florida Governor Rick Scott’s office documenting anti-gun protestors screaming at the receptionists while he wasn’t there. Tur declared Scott was “refusing to speak” with them, but was later educated by his office and forced to report he was attending a funeral for one of the students slain in the Parkland shooting. “This is...