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  • Trial of 10 Minnesota Jihadis Returns Guilty Verdicts Ignored by Media

    06/29/2016 7:59:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jun 2016 | Warner Todd Huston
    On June 3, one of the biggest trials of Muslim immigrants turned would-be jihadists in U.S. history ended with guilty verdicts for four and guilty pleas by six others, but the trial went practically unnoticed by the old media establishment, overshadowed by the terror attack in Orlando and other news. This isn’t the first time that Muslims who were settled in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, area have gone back to Africa or the Middle East — or have tried to go there — to fight for one terrorist outfit or another. If there is one thing the trial highlighted is that...
  • NY Times: House Benghazi Report Finds No New Evidence of Wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton

    06/28/2016 8:24:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 28, 2016 | David M. Herszenhorn
    Ending one of the longest, costliest and most bitterly partisan congressional investigations in history, the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued its final report on Tuesday, finding no new evidence of culpability or wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton in the 2012 attacks in Libya that left four Americans dead. The 800-page report, however, included some new details about the night of the attacks, and the context in which it occurred, and it delivered a broad rebuke of government agencies like the Defense Department, the Central Intelligence Agency and the State Department - and the officials who led them - for failing...
  • 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...
  • Trump Stuns Critics By Raising $11 MILLION DOLLARS In Just 48 Hours.

    06/23/2016 9:55:34 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 106 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | June 25, 2016 | DC Whispers
    The Mainstream Media and spineless Republican critics were out in force earlier this week bemoaning Donald Trump’s lack of a political fundraising operation. Team Trump shrugged off the criticism and then proceeded to initiate a fundraising effort that saw a groundswell of support from backers both great and small who quickly amassed a remarkable $11 million dollars into the coffers of Team Trump and the RNC. Much to the chagrin of the Clinton Machine and Trump’s critics, it doesn’t appear the New York billionaire will have any trouble raising campaign cash. The astonishing 48-hour $11 million mark was reported on...
  • Shifting the Blame for Terrorism

    06/22/2016 1:07:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Robert Knight
    In the year 64 AD, much of Rome was destroyed by a massive fire. An outraged populace blamed the Emperor Nero, who had wanted to rebuild the city his way. The historian Tacitus tells us what happened next: “Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called ‘Christians’ by the populace. “Accordingly … an immense multitude was convicted, not so much of the crime of firing the city, as of hatred against mankind. Mockery of every sort was added to their deaths.” The Christians were especially hated for not bowing to...
  • Liberal Reporter Attempts to Buy "Assault Rifle" to Prove How Easy It Is, Gets Rejected

    06/21/2016 4:30:12 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 53 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 21, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    In the wake of the Orlando massacre, Chicago Sun Times reporter Neil Steinberg set out to buy an “assault rifle,” presumably to prove how easy it is. But the process didn't exactly go as planned. In his column titled "Would-be Terrorists Can Buy Guns, But a Reporter? No," he points out how a journalist in Philadelphia was able to buy an "assault rifle” in less than 10 minutes. He also noted the percentage of gun transactions in America that don’t go through a background check, and so on. But not at the gun shop he visited. After filling out the...
  • TV News Feasts on Trump Controversies While Ignoring Hillary’s Scandals

    06/20/2016 8:34:36 PM PDT · by Enchante · 63 replies
    Newsbusters/Media Research Center ^ | June 20, 2016 | Rich Noyes
    Voters who have relied on the network evening newscasts for information about the 2016 presidential candidates saw four times more airtime devoted to controversies involving presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump than to the scandals surrounding his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Indeed, the only Clinton scandal to receive more than a minimal amount of attention from the networks during the primaries was the ongoing investigation of Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server and her mishandling of classified information while serving as Secretary of State. The networks paid little or no attention to a host of other Clinton controversies that likely...
  • Media Mislead About Mateen’s Motives

    06/20/2016 2:07:31 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    AIM ^ | June 20, 2016 | Roger Aronoff
    The mainstream media are desperate to distract from the facts of the Orlando shootings, choosing instead to blame Republicans and conservatives for the deaths of 49 individuals at a gay bar called Pulse. In reality, the attacks were perpetrated by an American-born Islamic jihadist who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during the attack, and had in the past “boasted of ties to the terrorist groups Hezbollah and Al Qaeda.” Instead of discussing the ramifications of terror worldwide and in our midst, the liberal media have reignited their quest for new gun control legislation and have sought to blame this...
  • Down the Memory Hole: In 2008 Obama campaign booted 3 newspapers off his campaign plane

    06/19/2016 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 June 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    The mainstream media have been hysterical this week in their response to Donald Trump’s revocation of the Washington Post’s campaign press credentials in response to coverage and headlines so unfair that the paper went back and changed them. Yet those same media outlets remained silent in 2008 when the Obama presidential campaign booted 3 major newspapers that had been writing unfavorably about the campaign off its press plane. Joe Concha of Mediaite remembers what happened 8 years ago, and contrasts the media response in the two instances: The year was 2008. The candidate had a big lead in the polls...
  • Media Screwing Up Reports On The AR-15 During Mass Shootings Isn’t New,

    06/19/2016 12:39:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The Orlando attack was horrifying. A sick individual who pledged allegiance to ISIS over the phone and on social media senselessly gunned down 49 people inside Pulse nightclub in what has become the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. He used a Sig Sauer MCX semiautomatic rifle, which is an AR-15-style rifle that has similar features, but uses a different operating system. It was not an AR-15 rifle as originally reported. Nevertheless, it didn’t stop members of the media from bashing the AR-15 because that’s the firearm liberal want to ban. More importantly, it’s the firearm that President Obama wants to ban, despite...
  • Gun Store Owner: CBS Lied, Broke Federal Law With Undercover Sting

    06/18/2016 4:12:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 17, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    CBS News, in an anti-Second Amendment story warning about how easy it is to get dangerous weapons, on Thursday broke federal law with an undercover sting. That’s the claim from a gun store in Alexandria, Virginia. The Washington Free Beacon on Friday reported that SpecDive Tactical “has filed a report with the Virginia State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives over concerns the purchase was unlawful.”  In the CBS report, journalist Kris Van Cleave narrated the hidden camera efforts of This Morning: “We sent a CBS News producer into a gun store in Alexandria just outside of...
  • Hacker Docs Show DNC Allied With Hillary Clinton Against Bernie Sanders

    06/18/2016 6:51:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2016 | Dustin stockton
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign was undermined by supposedly neutral party officials, according to a document snatched from Democratic National Committee by the hacker who calls himself “Guccifer 2.0.” The document shows that Clinton and the DNC have been working in together against Sanders from at least the spring of 2015. The document, dated May 26, 2015, shows that the DNC had already chosen Clinton as the party’s expected nominee and was going to work with reporters from mainstream outlets to downplay Clinton’s negatives and to highlight her positives throughout the course of the primary. The document was created...
  • GMA Allows Just 18 Seconds for ‘Unprecedented’ Revolt Against Obama Policy

    06/17/2016 1:00:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 17, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    Although NBC and CBS on Friday covered the “unprecedented,” “deep frustration” that diplomats at the State Department have for Barack Obama’s Syria policy, ABC’s Good Morning America allowed a scant 18 seconds to the move against Obama. This is despite allowing 14 minutes to a Demi Lovato rock concert, clearly not as important a topic.  Here is the total of GMA’s coverage on Friday from news anchor Amy Robach: “President Obama's policies in the Middle East coming under fire. This time from diplomats at the State Department. More than 50 diplomats have signed a memo urging the President to launch...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Media Distorting Facts to Serve World Elites at Levels Never Seen Before

    06/17/2016 12:56:06 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jun 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Sharyl Attkisson talked to Matt Boyle Friday about current events and an extremely disturbing trend. Elites have become adept at controlling media narratives, going so far as to ostracize reporters who “veer” from a particular narrative: “It’s certainly happening here in the United States,” said Attkisson. Asked if American media appear to be aggressively pushing a particular narrative, specifically gun control in light of the recent terrorism in Orlando, Attkisson said: I think they’ve been pushing narratives a lot for the last couple of years in a way I haven’t seen five years ago … ten years ago, for sure....
  • Is It Worth Reading a Newspaper Anymore?

    06/17/2016 4:47:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 17, 2016 | Thomas Lipscomb
    Almost exactly a century ago at the great naval battle at Jutland, David Beatty said "There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today" after two of his battleships exploded under German gunnery and incompetent seamanship by his sailors. Well, there seems to be something wrong with our bloody newspapers today as well. The New York Times runs an editorial on "The NRA's Complicity in Terrorism," but the Orlando mass murderer Omar Mateen isn't a member of the NRA. He is a member of the Democratic Party, who voted for Obama twice, and worked as a subcontract security...
  • Don Lemon Snaps at Trump Supporter: ‘The Media Is Not Trying to Make this About Guns!’

    06/16/2016 10:34:41 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 67 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 16, 2016 | Sam Reisman
    CNN’s Don Lemon snapped at Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany for accusing media of shifting focus away from radical Islamic terrorism and toward guns. After reading McEnany a ruling from PolitiFact, which said Trump had falsely represented Hillary Clinton‘s record on guns, McEnany deflected by blaming the media for “being desperate” to make the discussion following the Orlando terrorist attack about guns and not about Islam. Lemon, reporting from Orlando, snapped: “No the media’s not trying to make this about guns. It’s not, it’s not,” he said. “Yes, they are!” she responded. “Kayleigh, it is not trying to make this about...
  • The Gun the Orlando Shooter Used Was a Sig Sauer MCX, Not an AR-15. That Doesn’t Change Much.

    06/15/2016 2:15:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 14 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    In the hours after Sunday’s mass shooting at an Orlando night club, Chief John Mina of the Orlando Police Department said the gunman’s weapons included a pistol and an “AR-15-type assault rifle.” On Monday night, officials clarified that the rifle Omar Mateen used in the shooting was not an AR-15, but a Sig Sauer MCX rifle. While aesthetically similar to and just as lethal as an AR-15, the MCX is internally a different beast, thus all but removing it from the AR-15 family of rifles. Yet while the weapon is different, the MCX and the AR-15 share the same design...
  • A seriously sissified shooting story

    06/15/2016 6:17:50 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2016 | Russ Vaughn
    I'm an old guy who grew up playing rough-and-tumble from an early age, fighting when necessary to maintain my place in the upper-middle of the testosterone-fueled hierarchy in my small southern town, a kid who couldn't wait to get his first gun and go hunting and was later equally eager to learn the professional use of many lethal military weapons in combat against a deadly enemy. So it's really difficult for me to believe that any man could publicly and apparently proudly proclaim himself to be such a totally emasculated milquetoast, and an ill-informed one at that, as New York...
  • Beat the press: Trump's contempt for media is calculated (more MSM kabuki theater alert)

    06/15/2016 5:08:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    AP ^ | June 15, 2015 | Nancy Benac and Jonathan Lemire
    Donald Trump's favorite nickname for the news media is the "dishonest press." He swaps in "disgusting press" from time to time. And sometimes, he puts it all together: "disgusting, dishonest human beings." The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has a whole menu of takedowns for individual reporters and news organizations. In recent weeks, he's used his microphone and his tweets to label them "third-rate," ''not nice," "disgraceful," "phony," "low-life," "very unprofessional" and "bad people." Or, for extra emphasis in a tweet, "BAD." [Snip] Trump seems to be perpetually mad at the press, but there's a method to his madness. He sees...
  • NY Daily News Reporter Complains Shooting an AR-15 Bruised His Delicate Shoulder (LOL Alert)

    06/14/2016 2:30:38 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 156 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 14, 2016 | Kemberlee Kaye
    "It feels like a bazooka - and sounds like a cannon." How do we know AR-15s are the single most lethal weapon on the planet? Because they're SO LOUD. LOUD, YOU HEAR ME?! LOUD!!!! This is one of those things that must be read to be believed, and no, this was not found in The Onion, amazingly. New York Daily News reporter Gersh Kuntzman set out to test shoot an AR-15. “It feels like a bazooka — and sounds like a cannon,” he writes. A cannon. And Bazooka? The same bazooka also known as a "recoilless rifle"? I would like...
  • The Media Is Spinning A False Narrative

    06/13/2016 7:01:25 AM PDT · by Eric · 26 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 6/13/2016 | Steve Berman
    The false narrative emerging from the media seeks to make a few points, all of which are red herrings and straw men designed to take attention from the truth. The shooter, Omar Mateen, was homophobic because he hated gays. Mateen was unstable because he was mean and beat his wife Mateen had too much unfettered access to guns Mateen was not religiously motivated Story after story references these points, and they quote each other liberally (take the pun as you wish).
  • ABC Blames Orlando Terror on Election Rhetoric and Guns in America

    06/12/2016 4:36:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 12, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    On Sunday, even after the FBI hinted the presence of a link to radical Islam, the panel on ABC’s This Week blamed the terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on heated election rhetoric and guns in America. “I think we all ought to pause with what happened in Orlando today,” stated ABC’s Matt Dowd when asked if third party candidates could gain supporters, “And if we understand that all of the hateful thoughts become hateful words become hateful actions.” Dowd continued, “And now, maybe in the course of this, after what happened, the temperatures will go down...
  • Telemundo reporter in Philadelphia punched in the face on the air during live broadcast

    06/11/2016 8:02:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 98 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | David Boroff
    A Telemundo reporter in Philadelphia was punched in the face on the air during a live broadcast, video shows. Iris Delgado was concluding a report outside City Hall on Thursday night when she was approached by Waheedah Wilson.
  • Liberal Journalist Visits Border And Is Surprised By What Residents Want

    06/08/2016 6:46:19 PM PDT · by proust · 37 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 6/8/2016 | WJ
    Liberal Journalist Visits Border And Is Surprised By What Residents Want
  • The Brainwashing And Brainwashed Media And Its End Results

    06/08/2016 7:21:33 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 14 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | June 8, 2016 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    Is the American population at large capable of independent thought anymore? With politics going the way they are today, it’s a question worth asking. As the 2016 election season progresses, it becomes more and more apparent on a daily basis that a vast majority of Americans on both the left and the right require their news to be ruminated, masticated, hashed and rehashed prior to consumption. Instead of using their brains to consume and synthesize facts concerning their country’s politics and politicians, Americans – more often than not – have consigned themselves to a state of cerebral laziness. For such...
  • Law professor backs Donald Trump’s conflict-of-interest charge against federal judge

    06/09/2016 3:36:52 AM PDT · by Enchante · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    A Washington D.C. law professor has given credence to Donald Trump’s charge that U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel has a conflict of interest in a court case involving the likely Republican presidential nominee, saying the judge’s affiliation with a group that advocated for illegal immigrants creates “an appearance of impropriety.” Mr. Curiel’s membership and active role in the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, whether or not it creates an actual bias, is enough to disqualify him from presiding over the case, said Victor Williams, a professor at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. “The standard isn’t that one...
  • Journalistic Malpractice – How Hillary Clinton “Clinched” the Nomination on a Day Nobody Voted

    06/08/2016 7:37:59 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 07 June 2016 | Michael Krieger
    Last night, Associated Press – on a day when nobody voted – surprised everyone by abruptly declaring the Democratic Party primary over and Hillary Clinton the victor. The decree, issued the night before the California primary in which polls show Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a very close race, was based on the media organization’s survey of “superdelegates”: the Democratic Party’s 720 insiders, corporate donors and officials whose votes for the presidential nominee count the same as the actually elected delegates. AP claims that superdelegates who had not previously announced their intentions privately told AP reporters that they intend to...
  • Why Was Muslim UCLA Shooter Misidentified as a "White Male"?

    06/07/2016 10:53:41 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 49 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 3, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    There is currently no indication that Muslim UCLA shooter Mainak Sarkar had any terrorist motives. Though his note has as yet of to be released. But of somewhat more interest is the question of why Sarkar was misidentified as a "white male". One of the more obvious things about Maniak Sarkar is that he is not a white male. He can't be mistaken for a white male. But media coverage has prompted people to expect white male shooters. It's a type of prejudice that we don't much talk about because it's a politically correct prejudice. It's a prejudice encouraged by...
  • Bias Alert: Media Crown Hillary Victor, Then Ask How It Feels

    06/07/2016 5:15:15 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/7/2016 | Staff
    Bias: Hillary Clinton must have some good friends in high media places. Or so it would seem, given the two big helping hands the press just gave her.
  • BOOM! Hillary Clinton CAUGHT COLLUDING WIth AP to Announce Delegate Win Before California!

    06/07/2016 1:30:00 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 7, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Monday night - the day before California’s primary election - the Associated Press announced Hillary Clinton had finally secured enough delegates to win the Democratic Party nomination. [Snip] But now there is evidence that this announcement the night before the nation’s largest primary was planned days in advance.
  • Yahoo executives convene emergency meeting to discuss their hack, dishonest ‘global anchor’

    06/07/2016 10:37:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/07/16 | Dan Calabrese
    But can't think of anything to do about her, like, oh, say, fire her for being a dishonest hack. It’s impossible to feel any sympathy for Yahoo here. When they made Katie Couric their “global anchor” on the apparent belief that she was some sort of serious journalist, they either knew what they were getting into or were so ignorant of the real truth that they were investing in their own demise. And Yahoo has enough problems apart from the fact that the face of its news operation is a lying left-wing propagandist masquerading - and not very convincingly -...
  • Couric’s Director Unapologetic Over Selectively Editing Interview With Gun Owners

    06/05/2016 9:38:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/4/2016 | Matt Vespa
    What was your intention with inserting that pause? You have Katie asking the group this question, “Do you think people on the terror watch list should be allowed to own guns?” Katie’s asking the question of the group, but as the filmmaker, I want to ask the question of the audience. So what I was thinking, my editor was thinking was we need to stop for a second, because the film moves along at a really fast clip. So you’ll see that throughout we’ll stop down after something happens or when we present something. The terror watch list is a...
  • America’s Biggest Losers: The Right’s Commentariat

    06/05/2016 8:35:58 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 5, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    It’s looking to be a long hot summer, full of violence against Trump supporters, exposure of Clinton wrongdoing, and continued loathsome behavior by the president, academics, and the media. To its shame, at this crucial juncture many of the once-respected members of the right’s commentariat are failing their readers and proving to be America’s biggest losers. Space constraints prevent me from detailing all the wrongdoing of Hillary Clinton and her aides and allies, but here are just some turned up this week. Breitbart reports that it is now clear that Hillary shared the names of covert U.S. intelligence figures on...
  • Nixonian palace guard now protects Hillary: Jonathan Turley (USA Today, link only)

    06/04/2016 8:19:42 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 15 replies
    USA Today | 6/3/16 | Jonathan Turley
    Link only from the USA Today due to copyright restrictions: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/06/03/hillary-clinton-email-scandal-richard-nixon-aides-fawning-column/85297456/
  • Lets change Facebook profiles to stand for the victims of Democrat violence (vanity)

    06/03/2016 10:05:11 PM PDT · by AndyTheBear · 18 replies
    vanity | June 3, 2016 | AndyTheBear
    I am not normally one to use Facebook politically, but I am so pissed about the un-American thuggish mobs that I decided to change my Facebook profile picture to one of the girls who had been beaten with the caption: "I stand for the victims of the Democrat party's violent intolerance of dissent." Please join me and do the same. Find a compelling picture of a victim and post it as your profile picture in protest of the violence in the Democrat party and support for their victims. If asked how long my friends and family must see these profile...
  • CORRECTING ANOTHER NEW YORK TIMES’ OPED: “GUN CONTROL THAT ACTUALLY WORKS”

    06/02/2016 3:19:58 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 12 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | June 1, 2016 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Alan Berlow quotes one person who isn’t worried about gun registration leading to confiscation (“Gun Control That Actually Works,” May 31). But this isn’t very assuring. In 2013, New York City used registration lists to confiscate guns. Americans have seen this happen in California, Chicago, and Connecticut. Evidence suggests registration has not been important to solving crimes. The D.C. police department stated in a 2013 deposition that it could not “recall any specific instance where registration records were used to determine who committed a crime.” Despite registration since 1960, Hawaii has had a similar experience. In 2012, the Royal Canadian...
  • CNN: “CLINTON VIOLATED THE LAW, BUT COMMITTED NO CRIME” WHAT?

    06/02/2016 11:22:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 117 replies
    Downtrend ^ | May 26, 2016 | Robert Gehl
    How in bed with Hillary Clinton is the mainstream media? Well, you can simply look to the CNN article about Hillary’s e-mail sever scandal to get a hint. The relatively long article details the results of the Inspector General’s report and tries to remain objective by showing both sides: -snip Anyway, at the end of the article, there’s this line: "Clinton violated the law, but committed no crime." Let that sink in for a minute … Clinton violated the law, but committed no crime.
  • Emails: Clinton staff reviewed remarks, questions for events

    06/02/2016 9:04:46 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/2/2016 | Jack Gillum, Chad Day, and Stephen Braun
    California lawmakers seem intent on making Sacramento the place where reasonable reforms, much like runaway trains, jump the tracks. In that no-speed-limit spirit Tuesday, the California Assembly voted 41-37 to allow convicted felons to vote in jail. (Yes, you read that correctly.) If Assembly Bill 2466 becomes law, the American Civil Liberties Union estimates that 50,000 adults will be able to vote behind bars. The state doesn’t trust these people on the streets, but they are welcome in the voting booth. When individuals commit crimes that endanger public safety, they forfeit their civil rights upon conviction. The National Conference of...
  • Dan Rather on Trump: 'I felt a shudder down my spine'

    06/02/2016 1:56:15 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 95 replies
    Politico ^ | June 1, 2016 | Hanna Trudo
    “I felt a shudder down my spine yesterday watching Donald Trump's fusilade against the press. This is not a moment to be trifled with. It wasn't his first tirade and it won't be his last,” the former CBS Evening News anchor said in a seven-paragraph post, which has already been shared more than 12,000 times. Rather went on to decry the “dirty, nasty election” and warn of "violence" if Trump is left unchecked...
  • Drumbeat builds for Clinton press conference

    06/01/2016 7:35:15 PM PDT · by russbart · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | Ben Kamisar
    Pressure is building on Hillary Clinton to hold a press conference as she seeks to wrap up the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Why Am I the Only One Who Said This About Trump's Press Conference?

    06/01/2016 1:15:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: On this program yesterday we opened with a short review of the Trump press conference. It turned out to be very adversarial, Trump and the media. And, apparently... Folks, I'm telling you, I didn't watch any cable news yesterday or last night when I got home. Not one second. I watched the latest episode of Person of Interest, one of my favorite shows. That's been canceled. It was at 10 o'clock last night. I flipped around and finished a couple things that I've been looking at on Netflix, but I did not have cable news on once....
  • Incredibly bad journalism on Trump from Politico, The Independent, The Hill, ThinkProgress (Vanity)

    06/01/2016 2:52:12 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    Politico, Independent (UK), The Hill, ThinkProgress, Vox, ITV, Telegraph (UK) | 6/1/2016 | self (vanity)
    Many publications are falsely claiming Trump is totally ignorant and blank on whether Britain should leave the EU or not ("Brexit"). The logic is that Trump saying "huh"? to a single word verbal question (that might not have been enunciated well or heard clearly with Trump's 69 year old hearing) is proof of ignorance on the subject, showing a lack of foreign policy concern and awareness. Yet a 10 second google search reveals that Trump has commented on "Brexit" several times in the recent past. It seems a 10 second net search is too high of a journalism standard when...
  • Levin: Yes, Trump's Presser Was Entertaining, But 'Our Country is Going to Hell'

    05/31/2016 6:36:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 80 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | May 31, 2016 | Phil Shiver
    In case you missed it, Donald Trump held a firebrand press conference Tuesday where he attacked and obliterated the political media. The media figures present were grilling Trump over the details of his fundraising for veterans and whether or not the GOP nominee was honest about the money raised. But every time they punched, Trump punched back, and harder. It was quality entertainment. Mark Levin played a few clips from the presser and acknowledged, "yes its entertaining" before saying, "but I want more than entertainment." Yes, its entertaining he later reassured, but "our country is going to hell!"
  • National Press Club President: What Does Donald Trump Have Against the Constitution?

    06/01/2016 1:28:49 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 76 replies
    National Press Club ^ | May 31, 2016 | John M. Donnelly
    The National Press Club president expressed alarm on Tuesday about Donald Trump’s dangerous attitude toward the First Amendment. At a press conference earlier in the day, Trump had said “the press should be ashamed of themselves” for investigating his fundraising for veterans. Trump at one point called an ABC News reporter a “sleaze.” “You know my opinion of the media,” Trump said, “it’s very low.” Two days before, Trump had told a crowd on the National Mall that reporters are “liars” and “lowlifes.” Trump had previously called for making it easier for public figures to sue news organizations for libel,...
  • NY Times: Trump, 800-Pound Media Gorilla, Pounds His Chest at Reporters

    05/31/2016 8:15:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 31, 2016 | James Poniewozik
    At a news conference in Trump Tower on Tuesday morning, the presumptive Republican nominee Donald J. Trump shared his thoughts about the political press and Harambe, the gorilla that Cincinnati Zoo officials shot and killed after a small child wandered into his enclosure. Mr. Trump had nicer things to say about the gorilla.
  • 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?
  • VIDEO: "You're a Sleaze": Donald Trump Calls Out ABC News Reporter (w/Al Baldasaro)

    05/31/2016 8:45:35 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 165 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 31, 2016 | Right Side Broadcasting
    At a press conference at Trump Tower in NYC, where Trump was providing the press with a breakdown of how the funds he raised for Veterans was distributed, Donald Trump called out an ABC News Reporter. VIDEO
  • Television Networks Struggle to Provide Equal Airtime (Hillary Beaten By Empty Trump Podium)

    05/31/2016 7:38:00 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 17 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | MAY 30, 2016
    Networks are seeking novel ways to maintain balance, like staging voter town halls that provide candidates with equal airtime; seeking a wider spectrum of on-air contributors and campaign surrogates; and bringing more fact-checking into segments, as Jake Tapper has done recently on CNN to some acclaim. Still, the presence of Mr. Trump can be irresistible, especially in an election in which viewership and advertising rates have soared, generating tens of millions of dollars in additional revenue for an industry threatened by digital competition. Last week, none of the three major cable news networks — CNN, Fox News, or MSNBC —...
  • Katie Couric And The Anti-Gun Documentary: Not Just Vanishing Journalism Ethics, But Vanishing

    05/30/2016 8:58:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ethics Alarms ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Ethicsalarms
    Just in time for the Presidential campaign, old friend Katie Couric has been kind enough to remind us just how little we can trust journalists, how arrogant they are regarding their unethical methods, and how the profession that is supposed to protect democracy is now a threat to it.Having failed in her effort to be a network news anchor and a talk-show host, the former “Today Show” star  is now biding her time at Yahoo News waiting for a comeback opportunity. She served as executive producer and narrator of “Under the Gun,” an anti-gun documentary written, produced, and directed by...
  • Hillary Clinton Urged To Drop Out Of The Presidential Race

    05/29/2016 1:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Mohit Priyadarshi
    In light of the scathing internal audit that found Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton guilty of violating federal procedures during her time as the Secretary of State, several leading media organizations have chastised Clinton for her irresponsible acts, with some going so far as to suggest that she should drop out of the presidential race for the benefit of the Democratic Party. The Washington Post editorial board, taking note of the revelations that Hillary Clinton had never sought permission to conduct official business on her private server, roundly criticized her for what it called an “inexcusable and willful disregard for the...