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  • Poll: 70 percent of Americans believe news media is intentionally biased

    07/05/2015 5:47:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 3, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Nearly three quarters of Americans believe the news media reports with an intentional bias, according to a new survey. The 2015 State of the First Amendment Survey, conducted by the First Amendment Center and USA Today, was released Friday. It shows that only 24 percent of American adults agree with the statement that "overall, the news media tries to report the news without bias," while 70 percent disagree. When the question was asked last year, 41 percent agreed, a 17-point difference. [Snip] Other findings in the survey: • 38 percent agree that business owners should be required to provide services...
  • Comparing Death Rates from Mass Public Shootings and Mass Public Violence in the US and Europe

    07/04/2015 4:33:56 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 9 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | JUNE 23, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    In his address to the nation after the Charleston attack, Obama claimed: “we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.” Senator Harry Reid made a similar statement on June 23rd: “The United States is the only advanced country where this type of mass violence occurs. Let’s do something. We can expand, for example, background checks. … We should support not giving guns to people who are mentally ill and felons.” This claim is...
  • The top three mass public shootings, 9 of the worst 13, are outside the United States

    07/04/2015 4:31:05 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | June 28, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    After the Charleston massacre, President Obama made this comment: “the unique mayhem that gun violence afflicts upon this nation.” The three worst public mass shootings and nine of the worst 13 public mass shootings occurred outside the US. Of these cases, nine occurred in developed or “advanced” countries. The worst public mass shooting are as follows: 1) Utoya, Norway, July 22, 2011: Anders Behring Breivik used a gun to kill 67 people and wound 110 others. Still others were killed by bombs that Breivik detonated. 2) Sousse, Tunisia, June 26, 2015: Seifeddine Rezgui, a college student, used a gun to...
  • BREAKING: Obama Admin Knew Al-Qaeda Was Planning Attack in Benghazi 10 DAYS IN ADVANCE

    07/03/2015 12:25:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 226 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/03/15 | Jim Hoft
    They said it was a “protest” not a terrorist attack. Now there’s more proof that they lied. The Obama administration knew al-Qaeda was planning an attack in Benghazi to “kill as many Americans as possible” ten days in advance. Judicial Watch reported: Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified “Secret” documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by the al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-linked “Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman” (BCOAR),...
  • The New York Times Is Confused About Protestant Denominations

    07/02/2015 11:13:15 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Mollie Hemingway
    The New York Times published a piece this week headlined “United Church of Christ Approves Divestment to Aid Palestinians.” It begins: The United Church of Christ, one of the largest Protestant denominations in the United States, overwhelmingly approved a resolution Tuesday calling for divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation or control of Palestinian territories, and a boycott of products from Israeli settlements. Leaving aside the divestment issue, this is an incorrect statement. The United Church of Christ is not one of the largest Protestant denominations in the United States. Its membership peaked in 1960 at 2.2 million adherents....
  • Today’s fraudulent journalists should be ashamed of destroying a noble profession

    07/01/2015 9:09:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/01/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “What I’ve got is F*****G Golden,” said jailed Democrat Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. He was referring to his opportunity to appoint an IL senator to Congress after then Senator Barack Obama became President in 2009. Well, pardon my hubris, but what I have is Golden also, in today’s Hades of Politically Correct Journalism. I have a FIFTIES JOURNALISM DEGREE from that same state, Illinois. Therefore, permit me to advise you budding cub reporters and “J Skul” students of some imperatives I was taught way back when Dinosaurs roamed Wright Street into Greg Hall. “Just the Facts, ma’am; Just the Facts,”...
  • Important update from PennLive: Sorry that we made ourselves victims, or something

    06/27/2015 2:53:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Yesterday, the editorial board of PennLive/Patriot-News declared that the Supreme Court had closed off discussion of same-sex marriage permanently on their pages. Announcing that “these unions are now the law of the land” after the Obergefell decision, any written opposition to SSM would be morally equivalent to “publish[ing] those that are racist, sexist or anti-Semitic.” After insulting a large portion of his readership by calling them bigots, editor John Micek attempts to hit reverse this morning with an apology. Only first, Micek wants to say how truly wonderful he felt about Obergefell by describing its impact on one of his...
  • THOUGHTCRIME! Traditional marriage opinions BANNED by PA newspaper after Supreme Court ruling

    06/26/2015 7:04:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 6/26/15 | Soopermexican
    The “Pennsylvania Patriot” newspaper may think they’re patriotic, but shutting down dissenting opinion doesn’t seem to be true to the roots of the country. After the Supreme Court ruling today that feelings are more important than the Constitution and words have no meaning, the editorial board at Pennlive posted this notice: As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it pring, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage. Then after a few actual patriots on twitter started mocking the Fascist idiots, they changed it just a tad so that they...
  • Rev. Cruz: Obama Administration Runs on ‘Deception' – ‘They Have to Lie’

    06/26/2015 5:54:45 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 11 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | June 25, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    The Obama administration practices “deception” in “every area,” deceiving people into becoming dependent on big government, which turns people into “serfs” and “destroys the American dream,” said Rev. Rafael Cruz, who added that these leftist policies “do not work” and so liberals “have to lie” to advance their agenda. “I think that deception is the way that this administration operates in every area,” said Rev. Cruz, the director of Purifying Fire Ministries, during a June 22 radio interview on the Joyce Kaufman Show. “It has destroyed the American dream, destroyed these people’s lives, they no longer strive to better themselves...
  • Muslim Reformist M. Zuhdi Jasser Blasts New York Times: ‘Indistinguishable From Islamist Media’

    06/25/2015 5:00:07 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-25-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    As our own Rick Moran reported yesterday, liberal media have used a new study by the New America Foundation to pretend that white Americans pose a bigger threat to national security than Muslim radicals. Rick explains that this conclusion can’t be drawn from the report at all: it’s only possible to say so when one ignores the failed terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists. If those are included, Islamists are far more dangerous than “white Americans.” However, that didn’t stop Mediaite from publishing an article blasting white Americans (as I wrote two days ago, white self-hate is now officially politically correct)....
  • Homegrown Radicals More Deadly Than Jihadis in U.S.

    06/24/2015 7:46:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    NYTimes ^ | June 24, 2015 | SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON — In the 14 years since Al Qaeda carried out attacks on New York and the Pentagon, extremists have regularly executed smaller lethal assaults in the United States, explaining their motives in online manifestoes or social media rants. But the breakdown of extremist ideologies behind those attacks may come as a surprise. Since Sept. 11, 2001, nearly twice as many people have been killed by white supremacists, antigovernment fanatics and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims: 48 have been killed by extremists who are not Muslim, compared with 26 by self-proclaimed jihadists, according to a count by New...
  • Spike It! When the Media Kill a Story for Political Reasons

    06/24/2015 6:37:49 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 13 replies
    Real clear Politics ^ | 6-23-15 | Charles Lipson
    (Snip) The Wall Street Journal just revealed the news about the Oversight Committee getting these emails in a major story. The key points are that Gruber was deeply involved in crafting the health care law, he worked very closely with the White House, and, when he became a political liability, the president and his senior aides simply lied about it. Is that a big story? Not if you are a national TV network or major U.S. newspaper. Except for the Wall Street Journal, they maintained radio silence. Not a peep. A search of the New York Times shows zero hits...
  • The myth of American gun violence

    06/24/2015 3:55:34 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 24, 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    In the wake of the murders in Charleston, President Obama has made more exaggerations and false claims about gun violence in America. He made two public addresses this past week — one to the nation on Thursday and one to the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Friday. On both occasions, he gave distorted impressions of how rates of violence in America compare with those in the rest of the world. In his address to the nation, Obama claimed that, “We as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in...
  • Coulter, Megyn Kelly Rip Liberal Hypocrisy: Cruz Gun Photo OK, Palin Crosshairs Evil?

    06/23/2015 2:09:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/22/15 | Josh Feldman
    Ann Coulter and Megyn Kelly found there to be lots of liberal hypocrisy in how the Associated Press didn’t see much wrong with photos showing a gun on a poster pointing right at Ted Cruz‘s face.Coulter said the AP is “insulting our intelligence” by saying it wasn’t intentional when they clearly wouldn’t have done the same to a Democrat. She went off a little on liberals being obsessed about racism.Kelly brought up the infamous liberal media outrage about Sarah Palin‘s “crosshairs” graphic for members of Congress to take out. One of them was Gabrielle Giffords, and after she was shot...
  • NY Times: ISIS “is offering reliable security; providing jobs

    06/22/2015 2:18:07 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 06/20/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Ben Hubbard of the New York Times writes of the Islamic State, or ISIS, that “…the group is offering reliable, if harsh, security; providing jobs in decimated economics; and providing a rare sense of order in a region overwhelmed by conflict.” This summary of ISIS and their good deeds sounds eerily similar (and just as disgusting) to the accolades bestowed upon Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party before — and even after — the Second World War and the Holocaust. Hubbard uses the example of a nameless labourer from Raqqa who had “earned good money painting their offices,” who opined...
  • First black female GOP representative Mia Love returning Holt donations

    06/22/2015 1:39:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2015 | Tom LoBianco and Sara Murray
    Washington (CNN)—The first black Republican woman elected to Congress is returning $1,000 in donations from Earl Holt, the alleged white supremacist whose writings have reportedly inspired Charleston shooter Dylann Roof. A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Mia Love said Monday that she would be returning the three donations Holt made to her campaign immediately, after being contacted by CNN. Love made history last November when Utah residents selected her as the first black Republican woman to serve in Congress. Holt, who is president Council of Conservative Citizens, donated thousands of dollars to Republican candidates Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Rick Santorum...
  • OBAMA ATTACKS FOX NEWS VIEWERS… AGAIN

    06/22/2015 10:35:22 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 88 replies
    breitbart ^ | june 22, 2015 | charlie spiering
    President Obama continued his criticism of Fox News, arguing that the network’s viewers are getting a different set of facts than the rest of the country. During a WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, Obama lamented that the media is “splintered” now, with all kinds of different news outlets. “We’re not in a common conversation,” he said. “If you watch Fox News you inhabit a completely different world with different facts than if you read (the) New York Times,” he said. Obama said media institutions such as Fox News and political organizations were trying to profit from polarization, and that’s leaving the political...
  • Media spins horrific murder into a fight over a flag

    06/21/2015 3:21:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2015 | T. Becket Adams
    It took less than two days for the press to take a story about a white South Carolina man who shot and killed nine black churchgoers, and turn it into a story about the Confederate battle flag flying outside South Carolina's state house. For media, the flag as a supposedly influential symbol of racial oppression and hate represented an issue that required immediate attention and hours of coverage. By Friday, the press' focus on the flag was intense.
  • Bill Maher Says Matt Drudge, Fox News And Conservative Media Inspired Dylann Roof [VIDEO]

    06/20/2015 1:01:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Comedian Bill Maher said conservative media — including the Drudge Report, Fox News and The Daily Caller — may have a hand in inspiring Dylann Roof to shoot up a black church in Charleston, S.C. this week. Maher was discussing the massacre with a panel on his HBO show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” that included Daily Caller senior contributor Matt Lewis. “We can never know why someone snaps, but I bet you I know where he got his news,” Maher said, referring to Roof, who killed nine people in the attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church.
  • In First Batch of Released Cheney Papers, a Peek at a Polarizing Figure

    06/20/2015 12:24:06 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    NYTimes ^ | June 19, 2015 | PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — In February 2008, an aide sent a news article to Vice President Dick Cheney reporting that former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell might vote for a Democrat for president. Sections were highlighted in yellow, and someone had circled a quotation from Mr. Powell in which he said America had lost “a lot” of prestige around the world. Mr. Cheney recorded no reaction, but one can imagine some consternation at what the vice president presumably deemed disloyalty to the administration that both of them had served. Mr. Powell had been the vice president’s chief internal adversary during President...
  • Gallup Poll: Confidence in Police Rates Twice That of Mainstream Media

    06/20/2015 11:18:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 17, 2015 | 8:04 PM EDT | Randy Hall
    A new Gallup survey has revealed that Americans have approximately twice as much confidence in law enforcement personnel—52 percent—as they do in newspapers—24 percent—and television news—21 percent. The telephone poll was conducted June 2-7 and included Gallup’s newest survey on confidence in U.S. institutions, which it has updated every year since 1993. According to an article by Jeffrey M. Jones, “Americans’ confidence in most major U.S. institutions remains below the historical average for each one. Only the military (72 percent) and small business (67 percent)—the highest-rated institutions in this year’s poll—are currently rated higher than their historical norms.” …
  • Dylann Storm Roof Photos Found on Website

    06/20/2015 10:34:51 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    nytimes ^ | June 20, 2015 | FRANCES ROBLES
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — A website with a white supremacist manifesto features dozens of photos of Dylann Storm Roof, the man accused of killing nine people at a church in Charleston, S.C., posing with weapons, burning an American flag and visiting Southern historic sites and Confederate soldiers’ graves. It is not clear who wrote the words and who took the pictures, but it traces the evolution of the author’s racist worldview and concludes with a section labeled “An Explanation.”
  • Obama Planning Weekend Golf Extravaganza

    06/19/2015 8:55:24 AM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    whitehousedossier.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | Keith Koffler
    Man, the fun never stops. President Obama continues to cast a pall of unseriousness over his presidency, which was already of questionable seriousness, planning a weekend of golf out in California following two days of fundraising on the Left Coast. This just a week after throwing a White House bash for 500 of his closest friends. Meanwhile, his wife is on a taxpayer-funded excursion to Europe where she is promoting health and education overseas while taking in some sights with her daughters and her mother. According to the Washington Examiner, Obama will golf in Palm Springs even amidst drought, a...
  • New York Times Ignores Children of Gay Parents Who Want a Mom and Dad

    06/18/2015 6:58:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Dailysignal.com ^ | 6-16-2015 | Ryan T. Anderson
    The New York Times ran an article this weekend profiling and quoting many children of gay and lesbian parents under the headline “What Could Gay Marriage Mean for the Kids?”Noticeably absent were any children who, while loving their two moms or two dads, yearned for both a mom and dad.In my new book, “The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” I devote a chapter to highlighting the stories of children of gays and lesbians who have spoken out about how redefining marriage has social costs. Their basic story is the same: Same-sex marriage denies children like them a relationship with...
  • Connecticut's strict gun licensing law linked to steep drop in homicides? Not really

    06/16/2015 1:33:36 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    A new study in the American Journal of Public Health claims that the state of Connecticut’s 1995 gun licensing law has reduced firearm homicide rates by 40 percent. But this just released study gives academics a bad name. Not surprisingly, anti-gun activist and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and the left-wing Joyce Foundation funded the research. The study cherry picks which states with gun licensing laws are examined, which years are looked at, and the type of crime to study. Any normal researcher would look at all the states in the country that have passed a similar law...
  • Pfleger and Jackson vs. the NRA

    06/15/2015 10:14:13 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One would think that Catholic priests like Chicago’s Rev. Michael Pfleger, an early supporter of Barack Obama and his push for gun control, would not be bearing false witness against one of his neighbors. Yet there he was standing in front of Chuck’s Gun Shop in suburban Riverdale, Illinois, to blame it, and other legal businesses like it, along with the National Rifle Association, for the murder spree in the gun-controlled progressive worker’s paradise of Chicago. Standing with the camera-shy Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence president Dan Gross in front of the gun shop,...
  • The surprising ways Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal are now linked (liberal whining alert)

    06/15/2015 5:38:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 15, 2015 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    Why is Caitlyn Jenner treated as a groundbreaking cultural hero and Rachel Dolezal condemned as a charlatan? If it’s okay to be transgender, what’s wrong with being “transracial”? With those taunts, as the weekend opened, the right baited the left and the mainstream media, which to conservatives are generally one and the same. Many in the mainstream took the bait, and the cases of Jenner and Dolezal were forever intertwined.
  • Media bias or media stupidity?

    06/15/2015 5:15:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/15/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Only in a media biased in favour of progressive causes would make such idiotic statements In recent years a lot of attention has been placed on media bias. Those on the right of the political spectrum are always pointing out the left wing bias of the mainstream media such as the New York Times, CNN and no one’s favourite, MSNBC. Those on the left deny such bias because they are incapable of seeing it. To them, left wing views are not biased but merely the truth. Divergent views are wrong and those who accuse the media of a progressive bias...
  • Bloomberg’s Sch of Public Health Cherry false gun homicides in CT fell 40% because of gun licensing

    06/13/2015 12:53:55 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | June 11, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    The Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University put out this press release on a paper by Rudolph, Stuart, Vernick, and Webster: "A 1995 Connecticut law requiring a permit or license – contingent on passing a background check – in order to purchase a handgun was associated with a 40 percent reduction in the state’s firearm-related homicide rate, new research suggests. "Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, part of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, compared Connecticut’s homicide rates during the 10 years following the law’s implementation to the rates that...
  • Katie Couric re-ups with Yahoo! for $10M per year

    06/13/2015 8:32:00 AM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    nypost.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Claire Atkinson
    You can call Katie Couric the $10 million anchor. That’s how much Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is forking over to retain the Web portal’s global news anchor, several sources told The Post on Friday. The new contract, agreed to in the last several days but not yet finalized, gives Couric a stratospheric annual pay package in line with that of NBC’s suspended Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.Only Couric is actually anchoring a newscast. The 58-year-old journalist, who had been negotiating a second contract for the past few months, won a significant rise. While the new deal contains a few...
  • FLASHBACK: ABC's ’08 Prediction: NYC Under Water from Climate Change By June 2015

    06/12/2015 3:20:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    newsbusters ^ | june 12, 2015 | scott whitlock
    New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Welcome to June 12,  2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate version of 2015 predicted by ABC News exactly seven years ago. Appearing on Good Morning America in 2008, Bob Woodruff hyped Earth 2100, a special that pushed apocalyptic predictions of the then-futuristic 2015. The segment included supposedly prophetic videos, such as a teenager declaring, "It's June 8th, 2015. One carton of milk is $12.99." (On the actual June 8, 2015, a gallon of milk cost, on average, $3.39.) Another clip featured this prediction...
  • So, the liberal media really doesn’t have anything on the GOP field, right?

    06/11/2015 6:31:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The first salvo was the parking tickets: Politics is not the only area where Mr. Rubio, a Republican from Florida, has an affinity for the fast track. He and his wife, Jeanette, have also shown a tendency to be in a rush on the road. According to a search of the Miami-Dade and Duval County court dockets, the Rubios have been cited for numerous infractions over the years for incidents that included speeding, driving through red lights and careless driving. A review of records dating back to 1997 shows that the couple had a combined 17 citations: Mr. Rubio with...
  • Assault at ‘First Fridays’ under investigation, victim calls attack a ‘hate crime’

    06/11/2015 2:42:42 PM PDT · by walford · 41 replies
    WHNT TV Huntsville, AL ^ | June 8, 2015 | Catherine Awasthi
    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police are investigating an assault that was reported during First Fridays in Florence.Investigators said 20 to 30 juveniles assaulted a Lauderdale County man and his 14-year-old son at Wilson Park on Friday, June 5.  According to the victim’s wife, who witnessed the attack, the group “was using slurs of race” while tasing her husband and beating him.“Randomly, they just him me in the back of the head,” said 14-year-old Brandon Dawes. “I didn’t think nothing of it at first because, well, I thought maybe somebody tripped or something.”Juli Dawes said her husband Kevin was trying to...
  • A Speedboat Is Not A Fishing Boat. Here's Why That Matters To Marco Rubio

    06/10/2015 2:26:17 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 10, 2015 | Ryan Grim
    There is nothing redeeming about a speedboat. It's loud, it serves no purpose other than to anger people not in it, it creates a huge wake that's obnoxious on the water and even on the beach and it violently slashes through manatees that bob near the surface of Miami's coastal waters. There is even less that is redeeming about the kind of person who covets one -- or, worse, actually owns one. Speedboats are made exclusively for assholes.
  • Media Bias Jumps the Shark With Marco Rubio 'Luxury Speedboat' Story

    06/10/2015 11:50:06 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/10/2015 | John Merline
    Just how desperate is the mainstream press to cast Sen. Marco Rubio as someone who can't handle his money?
  • Obama’s Gun-Control Misfire

    06/10/2015 9:05:17 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 9, 2015 | JASON L. RILEY
    Last September the Obama administration produced an FBI report that said mass shooting attacks and deaths were up sharply—by an average annual rate of about 16% between 2000 and 2013. Moreover, the problem was worsening. “The findings establish an increasing frequency of incidents,” said the authors. “During the first 7 years included in the study, an average of 6.4 incidents occurred annually. In the last 7 years of the study, that average increased to 16.4 incidents annually.” The White House could not possibly have been more pleased with the media reaction to these findings, which were prominently featured by the...
  • Gay Pride Participants Mock Jesus and the Bible in a Disturbing Way

    06/10/2015 6:14:44 AM PDT · by blueyon · 36 replies
    ConservativePost ^ | June 8/15? | AM
    Sao Paulo (Brazil) – Tens of thousands participated at the annual Gay Pride march. Participants marched through the heart of Brazil’s business metropolis, this year slogan was:”I was born this way, I grew up so I will always be like this: respect me.” Organizers said they expected upwards of two million people to attend the event, the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. Some marchers carried rainbow flags while one held aloft a giant banner proclaiming “proud to be a transvestite.” Brazilian broadcaster Globo indicated the city authorities had spent in the region of $500,000 on helping to...
  • There is no nationwide crime wave (and police killings are not up)

    06/09/2015 8:40:15 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 9, 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    Since 1991, murder and violent crime have plummeted in the U. S. But in a widely discussed op-ed in the Wall Street Journal titled "The New Nationwide Crime Wave,” Heather Mac Donald recently made a startling claim: “Gun violence in particular is spiraling upward in cities across America.” She demonstrated this by citing murder rate increases in six cities. Murders of police were also surging out of control, she said; they had “jumped 89% in 2014." Last week, Mac Donald, the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at New York’s Manhattan Institute appeared on numerous TV channels, including Fox News and CNN....
  • ‘New York Times’ Won’t Reveal When Clintons Donated

    06/09/2015 3:46:46 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 12 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8 Jun 15 | Alana Goodman
    The New York Times is clamming up about the specific date Bill and Hillary Clinton contributed $100,000 to the paper’s charity group in 2008, but denies the donation played a role in its coverage and endorsement of Clinton in the Democratic primaries that year. The Washington Free Beacon reported on Sunday that the Clinton Family Foundation, a little-known philanthropic organization controlled by the Clintons, donated $100,000 to the New York Times Neediest Cases Fund in 2008. The charity is administered by the paper and run by top brass at the Times Company. On Jan. 25, 2008, the Times endorsed Hillary...
  • How to escape the age of mass delusion

    06/08/2015 9:38:51 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 74 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6-8-15 | Stella morabito
    [Snip] One of the best books that cracks the code on what we are living through was written by Dutch psychiatrist Joost A. M. Meerloo about 60 years ago. Mull over the first line of his book’s forward, and you will think he is writing about today: “This book attempts to depict the strange transformation of the free human mind into an automatically responding machine – a transformation which can be brought about by some of the cultural undercurrents in our present-day society as well as by deliberate experiments in the service of a political ideology.” That’s from “The Rape...
  • ‘New York Times’ Won’t Reveal When Clintons Donated

    06/08/2015 3:24:10 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/8/2015 | Alana Goodman
    The New York Times is clamming up about the specific date Bill and Hillary Clinton contributed $100,000 to the paper’s charity group in 2008, but denies the donation played a role in its coverage and endorsement of Clinton in the Democratic primaries that year. The Washington Free Beacon reported on Sunday that the Clinton Family Foundation, a little-known philanthropic organization controlled by the Clintons, donated $100,000 to the New York Times Neediest Cases Fund in 2008. The charity is administered by the paper and run by top brass at the Times Company. On Jan. 25, 2008, the Times endorsed Hillary...
  • Ted Cruz: First Thing I’ll Do As President Is Send Flowers And Condolences To Reporters..

    06/08/2015 1:01:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | June 8, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz poked fun at reporters at a town hall event last week, saying he’d send a condolence note to reporters and editors that would have to check themselves into therapy if he were elected president. “Let me start by saying if I’m elected, January 2017, I suppose the first thing I should do is send flowers and a note of condolences to all of the reporters and editors who’ve check themselves into therapy,” said Cruz to radio host Jeff Kuhner at a WRKO town hall event.
  • Democrat scandals and corruption just keep on rollin’ along

    06/08/2015 10:22:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/8/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The defunct mainstream media conveniently dropped news offerings on the huge scandals engulfing Democrat Senator Jeanne Shaheen, some of which surfaced just before the November, 2014 election fight with Senator Scott Brown (R-MA who moved to NH). Brown was up by a point and one half one week before the election! This week’s hearings on the IRS targeting of Conservative, non-profit 501 (c) (4) may be commendable; however, the damage has already been done. And once again, the corrupt tactics of the Democrats and their win at any cost methods paid off for Shaheen. “Mary Howard, IRS’s Director of Privacy,...
  • Obama To Circumvent Congress With ‘Gag Order’ On Firearm Coverage

    06/08/2015 5:59:19 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7 Jun 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Obama To Circumvent Congress With ‘Gag Order’ On Firearm Coverage by AWR Hawkins 7 Jun 2015 On June 1 Breitbart News reported on Obama’s Spring 2015 “Unified Agenda.” The gun control measures contained therein which were to be passed by executive fiat. Since that time Representatives like Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY-4th) have placed riders on a DOJ appropriations bill to stop portions of the executive gun control push in its tracks. Now the NRA-ILA is revealing that the Obama administration is working behind the scenes to stifle reporting on firearms. From the NRA-ILA: Even as news reports have been highlighting...
  • Clinton Donated $100K to New York Times Group the Same Year Paper Endorsed Her

    06/08/2015 3:20:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/8/15 | Alana Goodman
    A little-known private foundation controlled by Bill and Hillary Clinton donated $100,000 to the New York Times’ charitable fund in 2008, the same year the newspaper’s editorial page endorsed Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary, according to tax documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.The Clinton Family Foundation, a separate entity from the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, has been the family’s vehicle for personal charitable giving since 2001.It is funded directly by the Clintons and distributes more than $1 million a year to civic and educational causes.The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund is a charity affiliated with...
  • Smoking-gun document said to prove Obama-Muslim Brotherhood ties McCarthy: 'No...

    06/07/2015 4:59:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 6/07/15 | Garth Kant
    Smoking-gun document said to prove Obama-Muslim Brotherhood ties McCarthy: 'No such thing as a moderate Islamist' WASHINGTON – The White House isn’t commenting on the exposure of a secret presidential directive, but critics tell WND it confirms what they feared: The Obama administration has an official policy of backing so-called “moderate Islamists,” including the jihadist group the Muslim Brotherhood. A source familiar with the document told the Washington Times the “policy of backing the Muslim Brotherhood is outlined in a secret directive called Presidential Study Directive-11, or PSD-11.” The governments of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates officially...
  • Obama Pays Parking Tickets 17 Years Late (Oldie but a goodie because of the Rubio flap)

    06/05/2015 4:20:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 8, 2007 | AP???
    BOSTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama got more than an education when he attended Harvard Law School in the late 1980s. He also got a healthy stack of parking tickets, most of which he never paid. The Illinois Senator shelled out $375 in January _ two weeks before he officially launched his presidential campaign _ to finally pay for 15 outstanding parking tickets and their associated late fees. The story was first reported Wednesday by The Somerville News. Obama received 17 parking tickets in Cambridge between 1988 and 1991, mostly for parking in a bus stop, parking without a...
  • Sarah Palin Calls Lena Dunham A 'Pedophile,' Blasts Media Over Treatment Of Duggars

    06/05/2015 8:21:55 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 46 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/4/15 | Ed Mazza
    Sarah Palin is lashing out at the media for how it has covered the sexual abuse revelations about "19 Kids And Counting" star Josh Duggar while giving "Girls" star Lena Dunham a free pass. Writing on her Facebook page, Palin compared the media storm over Duggar, whose parents confirmed on Fox News this week that he had “improperly touched" some of his sisters when he was a teenager, to that of Dunham, who wrote in her book "Not That Kind of Girl" that, as a 7-year-old child, she gave candy to her 1-year-old sister in exchange for kisses and a...
  • Hate Network CNN To Pamela Geller: "Do You Relish" Being Hunted By Jihadists?

    06/04/2015 10:47:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 4, 2015 | John Nolte
    CNN, the left-wing hate network that uses every opportunity available, including the threat of a beheading, to launch hate campaigns against its political enemies on the right, asked Pamela Geller Wednesday night if she “relishes the idea” of jihadists hunting her down to behead her.
  • Media Bias? With Obama It’s More Like Battered Spouse Syndrome

    06/04/2015 3:20:17 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/03/2015 | Staff
    Accountability: Imagine a Republican president who investigated, harassed and stonewalled the press at every turn. Reporters would be in a vein-popping rage. But with President Obama, they keep blowing kisses.