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  • Jezebel Reporter Reluctantly Apologizes for Scott Walker Accusation

    03/02/2015 11:47:30 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 13 replies
    FrongPage Magazine ^ | 3/2/2015 | Mark Tapson
    The left realizes that the fearless Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is becoming a serious threat as the right’s potential presidential candidate. So, true to their politics of personal destruction, the leftist media has united in a full-on pre-emptive assault to take Walker down. That included a blatant lie about the governor’s effort to conceal the reporting of campus rapes. Last Friday Jezebel, a politics-and-pop-culture website replete with vicious and foulmouthed radical feminists, posted an attack on Walker written by “senior reporter” Natasha Vargas-Cooper. Vargas-Cooper is no novice to pop culture journalism, though she apparently doesn’t feel bound by any Old...
  • Since when has Congress NOT had a foreign dignitary speak

    03/02/2015 6:44:36 AM PST · by Vendome · 7 replies
    Oh, sort of a vanity | 3/02/2015 | Vendome
    The Marquis de Lafayette, the French general and Revolutionary War hero, was the first foreign dignitary to address the House of Representatives. Lafayette delivered a speech before a meeting in the House Chamber on December 10, 1824. The first non-head of state to address a Joint Meeting of Congress was Polish Solidarity Leader Lech Walesa in 1989. Nelson Mandela, then Deputy President of the African National Congress addressed a Joint Session in 1990. Including Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, who addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress on 18 September 2014, there have been 114 Joint Meeting addresses delivered by foreign...
  • Exclusive: TSA Issues Secret Warning on ‘Catastrophic’ Threat to Aviation

    02/26/2015 1:02:09 PM PST · by illiac · 54 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 2/26/15 | Jana Winter
    The Transportation Security Administration said it is unlikely to detect and unable to extinguish what an FBI report called “the greatest potential incendiary threat to aviation,” according to a classified document obtained by The Intercept. Yet despite that warning, sources said TSA is not adequately preparing to respond to the threat. Thermite — a mixture of rust and aluminum powder — could be used against a commercial aircraft, TSA warned in a Dec. 2014 document, marked secret [PDF here]. “The ignition of a thermite-based incendiary device on an aircraft at altitude could result in catastrophic damage and the death of...
  • Obama Dares GOP: Go Ahead, ‘Have a Vote on Whether What I’m Doing Is Legal…I Will Veto’

    02/26/2015 12:58:02 PM PST · by illiac · 76 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 2/26/15 | Craig Bannister
    Pres. Obama is daring Republicans to vote on whether or not his executive actions are legal. Discussing opposition to his executive amnesty orders at an immigration town hall Wednesday, Obama said he would veto the vote because his actions are “the right thing to do”: “So in the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, want to have a vote on whether what I’m doing is legal or not, they can have that vote. I will veto that vote, because I’m absolutely confident that what we’re doing is the...
  • The Worldview in 5 Minutes – 2/25/2015

    02/25/2015 7:32:41 PM PST · by Theophilus · 7 replies
    Generations With Vision ^ | 2/25/15 | Adam McManus
    The World View in Five Minutes February 25th, 2015 This is THE WORLD VIEW in 5 Minutes. I’m Adam McManus. As it turns out, God still controls the weather patterns, and Congress does not! They’re calling it a snow-pocalypse on the East Coast. And they are not calling it global warming. Washington DC broke a 120 year low temp record last weekend. And Boston has cleared 100 inches (or 8 feet) of snow, and is expected to top its all time season record. Syria reports more kidnappings by Isis. An additional 90 women, children, and elderly have been reported missing...
  • Activists: IS militants kidnap dozens of Christians in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, activists and relatives said Tuesday. The Sunni extremists, who follow a radical interpretation of Islam, have repeatedly targeted religious and ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq since seizing control of large swaths of both countries. The group's fighters have ransacked churches, demolished Shiite and Sunni Muslim shrines, and enslaved women of the Yazidi community, a tiny sect IS considers heretical. The latest assault began before dawn on Monday, when the militants swept through the villages...
  • Newsflash: Students don’t care if they fail the PARCC (Common Core) test

    <p>PARCC, the Common Core-aligned test being taken by millions of students this semester, is supposed to take more than two hours per day to complete. But why should students devote more than 15 minutes to a test that won’t affect their grades, their ability to graduate, or their college admissions prospects?</p>
  • [2 years ago: January 31, 2013] Investigator’s tape exposes Bill O’Reilly’s JFK fib

    02/21/2015 1:42:12 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 39 replies
    JFK Facts ^ | Jan. 31, 2013 | Jefferson Morley
    In his best-selling book Killing Kennedy, Bill O’Reilly tells a brief tale of an intrepid reporter — himself — chasing the historical truth of JFK’s assassination in south Florida. But the story itself is a fiction, as O’Reilly reveals here in his own voice. In the annals of the JFK assassination story, rife with CIA and FBI malfeasance, O’Reilly’s fanciful anecdote might seem trivial. It is not the saddest feature of a book that manages to ignore all of the high-quality JFK assassination scholarship of the last two decades. But as O’Reilly’s yarn is presented as fact in USA Today and the Fort-Worth Telegram; as his...
  • Bill O'Reilly responds to 'Mother Jones' charges with CBS memos, more invective

    02/21/2015 7:57:55 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 2/20/2015 | David Zurawik
    Fox News host Bill O'Reilly responded again Friday to allegations made by "Mother Jones" that he lied about his coverage of the Falklands conflict in 1982. Thursday night, shortly after the allegations were published, O'Reilly came out blasting, calling David Corn, one of the authors of the piece, a "pig" in an interview with The Sun. Friday in his "Talking Points" memo, which was to be broadcast at 8 p.m. during his show, O'Reilly quoted from internal CBS memos that he says he found last night, which back his version of the coverage he provided for the network 33 years...
  • NOAA reports Earth had second warmest January on record in 2015

    02/20/2015 10:19:45 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Not Specified
    In the release its latest monthly analysis of global temperatures on Thursday the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. reported that, with a combined land and sea average global surface temperature deviation of 1.39 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average, 2015 had the second warmest January on record. The year 2007 still holds the record for warmest January since records started in 1880. Earlier in the month the Japan Meteorological Agency released similar results, with 2015 tying 2002 and 2007 for the warmest January on record according to JMA data. The JMA...
  • Edward Snowden reveals that NSA and GCHQ hacked SIM card manufacturer Gemalto: reports

    02/19/2015 4:47:13 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 10 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Alejandro Alba
    British and American spies stole the encryption keys from the largest SIM card manufacturer in the world, according to a government document handed to The Intercept by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. The NSA and its British counterpart Government Communications Headquarters targeted Gemalto, a multinational firm in the Netherlands that makes mobile phone SIM cards, to monitor mobile communications without permission from telephone companies. Gemalto currently creates SIM cards for AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and 450 other wireless network providers around the world. Gemalto produces around 2 billion SIM cards every year. The breach, detailed in a 2010 GCHQ...
  • Wedding ends in brawl after bride marries guest instead of groom

    A bride in India decided to marry a guest on her big day after the groom had a seizure during the ceremony. The decision sparked a brawl after the husband-to-be regained consciousness and realized his would-be wife was with someone else, The Times of India reported Thursday. The incidents unfolded when Jugal Kishore, 25, of Moradabad, was preparing to garland his 23-year-old bride, Indira, from Rampur. As Kishore extended his arms, he had an epileptic fit and fell to the ground in front of the gathering. The bride, apparently angry that her family was kept in the dark about Kishore's...
  • National Parks Pass: Families Free Admission For A Year (truncated)

    Family annual passes for national park admission usually cost $80, but under Obama's plan, roughly 4 million 9- and 10-year-olds and their families won't have to pay for access to federal lands and waters. The White House will help parents plan trips to nearby parks and provide educational tools like field trip guides and science labs, according to a news release. Low-income schools can apply for transportation grants through Every Kid in a Park, as well. Obama will debut the initiative Thursday when he announces three new national monuments: the Pullman Historic District in Chicago, Browns Canyon in Colorado, and...
  • Sun News Network shuts down (Canadian Conservative)

    02/17/2015 8:36:06 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    CBCNews.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | CBC News
    Sun News Network went off the air at 5 a.m. ET Friday after failing to find a new owner. Programming on the channel was replaced with a Sun TV logo. Sun Media Corp. issued a statement saying it spent months unsuccessfully trying to find a buyer, but financial losses meant it could not continue to operate. "This is an unfortunate outcome; shutting down Sun News was certainly not our goal," said Julie Tremblay, President and CEO of Media Group and Sun Media Corporation. "Over the past four years, we tried everything we could to achieve sufficient market penetration to generate...
  • The List: 32 Lies and Disputed Stories NBC News Let Brian Williams Tell For a Decade

    02/16/2015 6:05:32 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Feb 2015 | John Nolte
    How in the world did NBC News let its biggest star and face of its division run around America for more than ten years telling stolen valor lies, lie-lies, whoppers, white lies, exaggerations, and — if you want to be charitable — embellishments. Brian Williams didn’t just spew bald-faced lies from David Letterman’s couch. He lied repeatedly on the air at NBC News and its affiliates. He lied to NBC News legend Tim Russert. Stories Williams’ shared with NBC’s own Tom Brokaw both on the air and at Columbia Journalism school are now disputed. Things told to other reporters don’t...
  • NBC's Nightly News ratings dip by double-digits in first broadcast since Brian Williams' name was...

    02/16/2015 2:14:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/15/14 | Anneta Konstantinides
    NBC's Nightly News ratings dip by double-digits in first broadcast since Brian Williams' name was removed from title Brian Williams may be off the air, but it seems NBC's problems are far from over. Ratings for the network's Nightly News broadcast dipped by double-digits on Wednesday during its first broadcast that had suspended anchor Brian Williams' name stripped from the title. Nielsen's 'fast affiliate numbers' revealed that the nightly telecast's 9.8million viewers from Monday night had slipped to 8.6million by Thursday in what turned out to be its lowest numbers of the week. Williams received a six-month unpaid suspension this...
  • Rand Paul’s claim — twice in one day — that he has a biology degree

    02/14/2015 3:35:59 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 62 replies
    Wasington Post ^ | February 13, 2015 | Glenn Kessler
    Paul studied biology (and English) at Baylor, but he didn’t earn a degree. There’s no excuse for resume-inflation, even when it’s jocular. We can’t quite say this is worthy of Four Pinocchios, but the senator should be more careful in the future.
  • Questions Emerge Over Statement Brian Williams Made In Southland.

    02/13/2015 6:17:20 AM PST · by x1stcav · 40 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | 2/13/2015
    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/02/12/questions-emerge-over-statement-brian-williams-made-in-socal/
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 13 February 2015

    02/12/2015 5:58:15 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 83 replies
    February 12, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation.We've been know to spin a yarn or two.You never know who you might...
  • End of fake news / End of real news

    02/10/2015 11:31:13 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 12 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | February 10, 2015 | Drudge
    Vanity: LMAO! Picture of Jon Stewart with caption "End of fake news". Picture of Brian Williams with caption "End of real news".
  • Brian Williams Suspended From 'Nightly News' For Six Months (without pay)

    02/10/2015 5:18:05 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/10/2015 | Marisa Guthrie
    Brian Williams, the face of the NBC News division and among its most visible personalities for the past decade, has been suspended from his post at??Nightly News for six months without pay.?? Lester Holt, who has been filling in for Williams since Feb. 9, will continue as interim anchor of Nightly News. "We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months. The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately," NBC News president Deborah Turness said in a memo, adding that "this was a very hard decision. Certainly...
  • Drudge Headline: Savannah Guthrie has emerged as top replacement option at NBC 'NIGHTLY' NEWS

    02/10/2015 9:28:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | February 10, 2015 | Drudge
    **Exclusive** Savannah Guthrie has emerged as top replacement option at NBC 'NIGHTLY' NEWS, DRUDGE has learned... MORE...
  • In Grammy video, Obama says of rape, ‘It’s not okay – and it has to stop’

    02/09/2015 4:57:27 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-9-2015 | Julie Elperin
    In a video aired during Sunday night's Grammy Awards, President Obama urged Americans to take responsibility for stopping sexual violence, saying, "It’s not okay – and it has to stop." On Sunday, he spoke about "It's On Us," a campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses. (The White House) The public service announcement represents the latest installment in the White House's ongoing "It's On Us," campaign, which aims to end sexual assaults on college campuses. The administration began the effort in September, with the support of major college sports leagues and prominent celebrities. Obama asked the artists featured at...
  • Why NBC must fire Brian Williams

    02/06/2015 5:55:38 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 68 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | February 6, 2015 | John Diaz |
    NBC should fire Brian Williams. It’s not just because the face of its news division has become the trending punch line on social media after his harrowing account of a near-death experience in Iraq was exposed as false. It’s not just because his explanation for the discrepancies in fact were simply absurd, or because his apology was more parsed than abject. It’s because he fabricated a story. This is one line in journalism that must never be crossed, should never be rationalized and can never be mitigated by any sum of years of honorable service in the profession. * Williams...
  • University of Virginia investigating ANOTHER sexual assault claim

    02/06/2015 1:55:48 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 4 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | MIA DE GRAAF
    University of Virginia police are investigating a fresh report that a student was sexually assaulted at an on-campus residence hall last week. A letter to students from Police Chief Michael Gibson says the alleged victim reported the case to the Dean on January 30. No further details were immediately available. A spokeswoman for campus police couldn't immediately be reached. It comes after Rolling Stone magazine published a story describing a culture of sexual violence at the school, focusing on the gang-rape of a student named 'Jackie'.
  • Police say no sexual assault occurred at ECU fraternity

    02/05/2015 3:26:29 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 14 replies
    The News Observer ^ | Feb. 4, 2015 | Jane Stancill
    GREENVILLE — An alleged sexual assault at a fraternity house at East Carolina University last month prompted the suspension of all fraternities there, but Greenville police concluded an investigation Wednesday, saying no assault occurred. Police had been investigating a report of a sexual assault in the early morning hours Jan. 25 at Sigma Phi Epsilon at 505 E. Fifth St. in Greenville. The university quickly sent out an emergency alert, saying the victim had been taken to the hospital and describing a brown-haired male suspect in a plaid button-down shirt. But late Wednesday, Greenville police issued a statement, saying the...
  • Columbia Student Paper: Our Coverage Of Rape Was One-Sided, Ignored Due Process

    02/05/2015 7:51:09 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Feb. 4, 2015 TBA T | Alex Griswold
    Well, here’s something you don’t see every day; in an op-ed for the Columbia University student paper, the paper’s former editor openly admits their coverage of a prominent campus rape accusation was skewed, because he feared being accused of opposing rape victims if he questioned the victim’s story. (RELATED: UVA President Admits Rolling Stone Gang Rape Article Is ‘Discredited’) Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz garnered national attention for carrying her mattress around campus in protest of the university’s refusal to punish and expel her rapist. Sulkowicz made the rounds on national media, attended the State of the Union with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand,...
  • MSNBC suffers lowest ratings in a decade

    02/04/2015 6:55:07 PM PST · by george76 · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/4/15 | DYLAN BYERS
    MSNBC registered its lowest full-day rating in nearly a decade on Tuesday, a devastatingly low benchmark that shows just how severe the network's decline has become. The liberal cable news network drew an average of 55,000 viewers in the all-important 25-to-54 year-old demo on Tuesday, its lowest full-day rating since July 2005, according to Nielsen ratings provided by an industry source. CNN had nearly three times as many viewers in the demo; Fox News nearly five times as many. That low reflects a more general decline in recent years.
  • Grand jury declines to indict 5 students accused of rape on William Paterson campus

    01/30/2015 9:11:49 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 17 replies
    NJ.com ^ | January 29, 2015, | Noah Cohen and Paul Milo
    A Passaic County grand jury has decided not to indict five William Paterson University students accused of raping and kidnapping another student on campus, officials said Thursday. The five students — Darius Singleton, Termaine Scott, Garrett Collick, Jahmel Latimer and Noah Williams, all 18 — no longer face charges after the grand jury’s decision, which was first reported by NorthJersey.com Thursday afternoon. "The case was investigated and then presented to the grand jury, but the grand jurors declined to indict and entered a no bill,” Chief Assistant Passaic County Prosecutor Lisa Squitieri confirmed in an email to NJ Advance Media....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 30 January 2015

    01/29/2015 5:58:42 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 105 replies
    January 29, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, milk shakes, brews, conversation, and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe....
  • Insight Into Low Info Voters Psyche (or why we are in deep trouble)

    01/29/2015 12:07:16 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 8 replies
    vanity | January 29, 2015 | Self
    Yesterday on the network radio news they were reporting how many dollars cash on hand Apple Corporation had earned. They reported Apple could give every American $550 in cash were the cash to be distributed. In contrast, if the cash of Microsoft corporation was distributed, there would be only $150 per American (not sure of this number).
  • CANADA CASTS GLOBAL SURVEILLANCE DRAGNET OVER FILE DOWNLOADS

    01/28/2015 7:49:40 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 19 replies
    The Intercept ^ | Jan. 28, 2015 | BY RYAN GALLAGHER AND GLENN GREENWALD
    Canada’s leading surveillance agency is monitoring millions of Internet users’ file downloads in a dragnet search to identify extremists, according to top-secret documents. The covert operation, revealed Wednesday by CBC News in collaboration withThe Intercept, taps into Internet cables and analyzes records of up to 15 million downloads daily from popular websites commonly used to share videos, photographs, music, and other files. The revelations about the spying initiative, codenamed LEVITATION, are the first from the trove of files provided by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden to show that the Canadian government has launched its own globe-spanning Internet mass surveillance system. According...
  • BILL MAHER BLASTS ‘AMERICAN SNIPER,’ CALLS CHRIS KYLE A ‘PSYCHOPATH PATRIOT’

    01/24/2015 9:10:34 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 49 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1-25-2015 | MARLOW STERN
    Yes, Clint Eastwood’s biopic of the late Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history with 160 confirmed kills over four tours of Iraq, has captured the fascination of the American public, earning a whopping $135 million-plus in less than two weeks of wide release, as well as 6 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Bradley Cooper’s committed portrayal of Kyle. It’s also proved divisive, with Hollywood stars like Seth Rogen and Michael Moore making colorful comments about the film (both have since apologized, claiming their statements were taken out of context), and critics being split on whether the...
  • Amherst College settles suit filed after diploma withheld over rape allegation

    01/24/2015 8:34:24 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 23 replies
    Masslive.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | Stephanie Barry
    SPRINGFIELD — A lawsuit filed by an Amherst College student who argued the school unfairly held up his academic career over an old, unproven allegation of an on-campus rape has quietly settled. According to records in U.S. District Court, the college recently reached a settlement with the "John Doe" but neither his lawyers nor school officials will discuss the terms of the agreement. Doe filed the lawsuit last year after the college decided to revive a 2009 allegation a week before he was set to earn his diploma in 2014 - and after the college had disciplined him for excessive...
  • Iraqi Sniper: The legendary insurgent who claimed to have killed scores of American troops

    01/22/2015 12:51:44 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    In "American Sniper," the wildly successful yet controversial film thattells the story of Chris Kyle, said to be the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, the titular marksman has a clear foe: A mysterious insurgent dubbed "Mustafa," believed to be a former Syrian Olympian. While the film portrays Mustafa as a mighty rival to Kyle, in the autobiographical book upon which the film is based, Mustafa earns just one paragraph.“From the reports we heard, Mustafa was an Olympics marksman who was using his skills against Americans and Iraqi police and soldiers," Kyle wrote. "Several videos had been made and posted, boasting of his...
  • Duke suspends fraternity after sex assault allegation

    01/22/2015 12:09:55 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 21, 2015 | Michael Muskal
    A fraternity at Duke University has been suspended while police investigate charges that a woman was sexually assaulted at an off-campus party, the school announced Wednesday. Alpha Delta Phi has been suspended while Durham, N.C., police investigate what happened at an off-campus house leased by fraternity members. “Duke University is cooperating with the Durham Police Department in the investigation of an alleged sexual assault of a Duke student at an off-campus private residence that is leased to members of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity,” the school said in a statement emailed to reporters. “Pursuant to Duke’s policy, the fraternity has...
  • Man found not responsible for rape blasts Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for 'harassment campaign'

    01/22/2015 11:44:11 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 21, 2015 | Ashe Schow
    Paul Nungesser was found “not responsible” for sexually assaulting another student at Columbia University. The student who accused him, Emma Sulkowicz, has since began carrying a mattress around the university as part of an art project to protest a finding she claims was unfair. Sulkowicz’s activism earned her an invitation to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. When Nungesser heard of the invitation, he blasted the senator for rewarding Sulkowicz’s attacks against him. “I am shocked to learn that Sen. Gillibrand is actively supporting Ms. Sulkowicz’s defamation campaign against me by providing...
  • Facebook clamps down on fake news stories

    01/20/2015 2:52:26 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/20/2015 | Alexei Oreskovic
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has taken steps to clamp down on "hoaxes" and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire on its 1.35-billion member online social network. The company said it had introduced an option to allow Facebook users to flag a story as "purposefully fake or deceitful news" to reduce the distribution of news stories reported as hoaxes. Facebook said it will not remove fake news stories from its website. Instead, the company's algorithm, which determines how widely user posts are distributed, will take into account hoax reports. "A post with a...
  • White House Drops ‘News’ from Fox News Placeguards at State of the Union Lunch

    01/20/2015 2:24:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 1/20/15 | Brendan Bordelon
    It was a subtler snub than the Obama administration’s 2009 claim that Fox News was “a wing of the Republican party.” But that didn’t stop Fox anchor Shepard Smith from calling out the White House for slighting the news network at Tuesday’s State of the Union lunch. Smith spent much of his on-air news hour waxing poetic about the lunch, which President Obama held in order to lay out his policy proposals before a small group of influential news anchors. But at the end of his broadcast, the Fox anchor pointed out a minor — but almost certainly intentional —...
  • Glenn Beck Knows Why Selma Was Snubbed

    Glenn Beck watched Selma and believes he knows why the critically-acclaimed civil rights film was snubbed by the Academy in multiple Oscar categories next week: progressivism. And if you haven’t seen the film, here’s the spoiler-free explanation of how LBJ is portrayed: like a politician.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 16 January 2015

    01/15/2015 5:58:51 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 80 replies
    January 15, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. Got a hankering for pizza? We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. How about a tall brew? No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your...
  • Man convicted of raping unconscious woman 'killed himself' with his own testimony, lawyer says

    A Huntsville man doomed by his own testimony, according to his lawyer, was convicted today of raping a woman passed out in the bathroom during a Fourth of July party last year. Jason Scott McNeal, 36, was convicted of first-degree rape - having sex with a person unable to consent because they were physically helpless or mentally incapacitated - after the jury deliberated for more than two hours. McNeal's father testified on his son's behalf, telling jurors the younger McNeal was not a violent person. But his claim was likely undermined for the jury after McNeal's father admitted on cross-examination...
  • ISIS Asks Followers to Suggest Ways to Kill 'Jordanian Pilot Pig'

    The Islamic State (ISIS) militants have started a discussion on Twitter asking its followers to suggest an appropriate way to kill the 'Jordanian pilot pig' captured by the group recently. Following this the Islamic State affiliated accounts have been holding discussions among its followers asking for ways to 'execute the captured pilot'. An Arabic Twitter trend started by ISIS -- "suggest a way to kill the Jordanian Pilot Pig" has been widely shared among ISIS following. A Vocativ report stated that the hashtag "suggest a way to kill the Jordanian Pilot Pig" has been shared over 1,000 times among ISIS...
  • COLLAPSE BEGINS: AL JAZEERA AMERICA CANCELS ALL MORNING SHOWS

    01/13/2015 6:01:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2015 | John Nolte
    Al Jazeera America’s inevitable collapse has begun with the elimination of all of its morning programming. Instead of producing its own programming, the basement-rated cable news network will simply re-broadcast Al Jazeera programs from its parent studio in Qatar. Also canceled is the late morning program, “Consider This With Antonio Mora.” Mediabistro reports that behind-the-scenes staffers will be reassigned and “the fate of on-air talent is unclear.” Variety, however, reports that primetime anchors Ali Velshi and Joie Chen will have less airtime and mid-to-late afternoon programming is also on the chopping block.
  • Nine arrested in massive brawl involving up to 50 people after high school basketball game

    Nine people have been arrested after up to 50 teenagers and adults started a huge brawl after a high school basketball game. The violent scenes unfolded at Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tennessee, with people punching and kicking each other before police officers swarmed the auditorium on Friday night. Two juveniles - aged 15 and 17 - were arrested along with seven other adult men following the game which saw the home team lose to local rivals Hamilton 76-54.
  • Glenn Beck: Every American — black and white, left and right — should see ‘Selma’

    Conservative talk radio host and commentator Glenn Beck on Saturday saw a screening of “Selma,” a film shot in the Yellowhammer State about the Alabama city’s role in the Civil Rights struggle, and immediately after it concluded took to Facebook to urge every American to go see it. "We saw Selma tonight. I really wanted to see it but at the same time I worried about the spin of the story. It is an Oprah movie. She attended J. Wright’s church. If she could sit through those sermons, God only knows what she really believes. The last thing I want...
  • UMSL says reported rape on campus did not happen

    01/08/2015 9:06:16 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 12 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 1/8/2015 | Koran Addo
    The University of Missouri-St. Louis has determined that a rape reported on campus in December did not happen. A student who reported she was raped last month has now changed her story, university spokesman Bob Samples said. The university sent a message to students on Thursday informing them of the new development. “Following a thorough investigation, which included the reporting party meeting with and informing the police investigator that the incident did not occur, the UMSL Police Department has determined that the incident (in a Dec. 18 warning to students) was unfounded,” the message says.
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer won't run for re-election

    01/08/2015 8:37:00 AM PST · by illiac · 134 replies
    MarketPulse ^ | 1/8/15 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Sen. Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, announced Thursday she will not run for re-election in 2016.
  • The Best of the Best: Our Top 10 Stories of 2014

    01/08/2015 7:58:48 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/7/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    It was a banner year for Capitol Confidential in 2014 as daily readership grew more than 40 percent, the product of top-notch journalism covering stories and angles often ignored by the rest of the media. Here are the top 10 stories most popular with readers in the past year. 1. Man Who Speaks out About Police Seizing His Assets is Arrested Hours Later Wally Kowalski worked with a local prosecutor to ensure that the medical marijuana he was growing complied with Michigan’s voter-approved law. The state police disagreed and raided his home, using asset forfeiture laws to seize property without...
  • Teen Burned Alive 1 Month Ago; No Arrests Made

    PANOLA COUNTY, Miss. - It's a mystery that seems to have no known answers. Tuesday, January 6th marks one month since the burning death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers. It's a feeling of both heartbreak and outrage for the countless people anxiously waiting to know what happened to Jessica. As time has gone by, Authorities in Panola County tell us they still have not made any arrests.