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  • Murdoch's Sky News Uses Self Confessed Anti-Semite as Talking Head on Anti-Semitism

    07/28/2014 8:03:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | Raheem Kassam
    Britain's Sky News channel, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox company, has used the self confessed 'prejudiced' Mira Bar-Hillel as a talking head and authority on the subject of anti-Semitism. Bar-Hillel, who is known for her irrational loathing of the State of Israel, was featured on Sky News as a panellist discussing the rise of anti-Semitism in the UK. The author and commentator has form on the subject, and once wrote (emphasis added): "The Jews of today scare me and I find it almost impossible to talk to most of them, including relatives. Any criticism of the...
  • Right-Wing Extremists!

    07/26/2014 5:43:18 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Best of new-media reporting/opinion from the right side of the spectrum this week,  links at Reaganite Republican...
  • What jihadists are doing in Syria and Iraq while Gaza grabs the headlines

    07/24/2014 12:15:39 PM PDT · by MNDude · 5 replies
    The world is transfixed by the conflict in Gaza, as the death tolls of both Palestinians and Israelis killed in the fighting continue to rise. It has animated global public opinion and sparked protests in myriad far-flung cities. But ...a deadlier war next door rolls on. The Syrian civil war has claimed 170,000 lives in three years; this past weekend's death toll in Syria was greater than what took place in Gaza. By some accounts, the past week may have been the deadliest in the conflict's grim history. Meanwhile, insurgents known as ISIS, have continued their ravages over a swath...
  • President Obama’s latest boast: I don’t learn anything from watching the news

    07/23/2014 12:30:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/23/2014 | Dave Boyer
    In scandal after scandal in the Obama administration, President Obama has said he didn’t know about the problems until he heard it on the news. But the president changed his tune about his supposed ignorance at a Democratic fundraiser near Seattle on Tuesday night. Mr. Obama told supporters that he doesn’t watch the news because, “Whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know.” That contrasts with the explanations that the president and his aides have given from scandals in the past few years ranging from long wait times and deaths at the VA, to the IRS targeting tea party groups, to...
  • Latest Obama claim: I don’t learn anything from the news

    07/22/2014 8:27:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/22/14 | Dave Boyer
    In scandal after scandal in the Obama administration, President Obama has said he didn’t know about the problems until he heard it on the news. But the president changed his tune about his supposed ignorance at a Democratic fundraiser near Seattle on Tuesday night. Mr. Obama told supporters that he doesn’t watch the news because, “Whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know.” That contrasts with the explanations that the president and his aides have given from scandals in the past few years ranging from long wait times and deaths at the VA, to the IRS targeting tea party groups, to...
  • Breaking down ‘illegal immigration’ terminology

    07/22/2014 7:51:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KXAN-TV ^ | July 21, 2014 | Jay Wiles
    The issue of illegal immigration continues to cover national headlines. After reading articles and talking with friends and coworkers, it’s easy to hear a lot of terms trying to personify an international issue. You have probably heard the words “immigrant,” “migrant,” “alien” or maybe even “refugee” to describe people who come into the U.S. illegally. We wanted to look at what these terms specifically mean. Merriam-Webster dictionary describes the word ‘immigrant‘ as “a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence.” The word ‘migrant‘ means “a person who goes from one place to another especially to find...
  • OMG, Devo Were Right!!!

    07/19/2014 6:21:44 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    'God made man... but the monkey applied the glue' -Baloo- Rare genetic mutation prevents Turkish family of 19 from being able to walk upright-- it's DE-evolution, just like Akron's finest tried to warn you about!!! Pics/more from the New Media's stand-up-guys at Reaganite Republican...
  • Angry Clingers UNITE!

    07/12/2014 4:19:24 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    A quick look around the righty-blogosphere at Reaganite Republican...
  • Important Slow News

    07/09/2014 4:21:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 8, 2014 | John Stossel
    Wars, plane crashes, mass murder -- it's easy to report news that happens suddenly. Reporters do a good job covering that. But we do a bad job telling you about what's really changing in the world, because we miss the stories that happen slowly. These are usually the more important stories. Recently, President Barack Obama was mocked for saying: "The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed than it's ever been. It is more educated than...
  • 10 states where guns are most (and least) likely to kill people

    07/07/2014 3:27:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies ^ | July 7, 2014 | Steven Rosenfield
    In what states are guns most likely, and least likely, to kill people? Every day in America, nearly 90 people are killed by guns, a total of roughly 32,000 annually, according to federal gun violence statistics.
  • California legislators look to change campus 'rape culture'

    07/01/2014 5:49:43 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 17 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 1st, 2014 | Alexei Koseff
    As colleges continue to grapple with the increasingly public issue of campus sexual violence, California lawmakers are weighing how to address a "rape culture" that some say has been overly tolerated by the state's public universities. During a joint oversight hearing Monday afternoon, members of the Assembly Higher Education and Joint Legislative Audit committees questioned whether schools in the University of California and California State University systems need harsher punishments for perpetrators and greater legislative oversight to ensure they are complying with federal requirements to investigate and report incidents of sexual violence on their campuses. "What I see is a...
  • Both parents of Georgia boy left to die in unattended car researched heat deaths, police say

    Both parents of a toddler who died in an unattended SUV in suburban Atlanta told investigators they did online research on how hot it needs to be for a child to die in an unattended vehicle, police said. Justin Ross Harris, 33, faces murder charges in the death of his son, 22-month-old Cooper on June 18. While he had previously allegedly admitted to researching the subject, investigators now say Leanna Harris also went on line to learn about kids dying in hot cars. She has not been charged, but the revelation came on a search warrant released Sunday, which said...
  • From Mr-Smith-Goes-to Washington... to Congresscritters to... EVIL ROBOTS!

    06/28/2014 5:28:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Just when you thought you couldn't possibly hate 'em any more... ----------------CongressBot Lucas----------------- In case you missed it, Timothy Ray Murray -who garnered just 5.2% of the vote in last week's Gee Oh Pee primary challenge to sitting Rep Todd Lucas (Oklahoma)- has said that not only will he challenge the results of the not-even-close count, but posted on his site he was going to push the issue because  'it is common knowledge' the incumbent Lucas 'died in Ukraine in 2011' and was replaced by a body double:  “It is widely known Rep. Frank D. Lucas is no longer alive and...
  • Wolf Richter just got Paypals new absolutely privacy ever-policy.

    Sunday, when people had other things to do and weren’t supposed to pay attention, PayPal sent its holders an innocuous-sounding email with the artfully bland title, “Notice of Policy Updates.” PayPal didn’t want people to read it – lest they come away thinking that the NSA, which runs the most expansive spying dragnet in history, is by comparison a group of choirboys. The email started with corporate blah-blah on privacy, that PayPal was “constantly” changing things “to give you more of what you want and improve your experience using us.” Got it. This is going to be for your own...
  • DA's Office: Rape charges against UNM football player, college student dismissed

    06/25/2014 11:48:04 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 14 replies
    KOB channel 4 ^ | June 24, 2014 | Kal Porter
    The District Attorney's Office on Tuesday confirmed charges against a UNM football player and another college student accused in a rape case have been dismissed.According to spokeswoman Kayla Anderson, the district attorney has temporarily dismissed charges against Lobo football player Crusoe Gongbay and Ryan Ruff. They also anticipate dropping charges against the other football player accused in the case, SaQwan Edwards.However, the charges may be refiled at any point, Anderson said.“I just want my dignity back," said Ruff.
  • Teen taking video with drone says woman assaulted him

    MADISON, Conn. - A Westbrook, Conn. woman faces assault charges after confronting a teenager who was using a drone to film above a beach. Andrea Mears, 24, was charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace after an investigation into the May 12 encounter. A video posted on the website Photography is Not a Crime shows the woman calling 17-year-old Austin Haughwout a pervert, striking him and ripping his shirt. "You're assaulting me," Haughwout says in the video, according to CBS Connecticut. Haughwout, of nearby Clinton, told reporters he had been using a remote-controlled drone to get footage of the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 20 June 2014

    06/19/2014 5:59:38 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 133 replies
    June 19, 2014 | 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. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • St. Louis paper dumps George Will for Michael Gerson

    06/19/2014 3:43:35 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-19-2014 | ERIK WEMPLE
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Page Editor Tony Messenger writes that readers — both liberal and conservative ones — have lobbied the paper to change its lineup of conservative columnists. But apparently a bit of a push was necessary. That came from a recent controversial piece by Washington Post columnist George Will — the one about the “supposed campus epidemic of rape” and the way in which “victimhood” serves as a “coveted status that confers privileges.”
  • Gallup: Public Confidence in TV News at All-Time Low

    06/19/2014 11:55:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 19, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Public confidence in television news is at an all-time low, according to a survey released today by Gallup. ... only 10 percent said they had “a great deal” of confidence in T.V. news, and 8 percent said they had “quite a lot” of confidence.
  • Bulgaria halts work on gas pipeline

    06/08/2014 6:02:22 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    Bulgaria's prime minister has ordered a halt to construction work on the Gazprom-led South Stream pipeline project. Plamen Oresharski said after meeting US Senators John McCain, Christopher Murphy and Ron Johnson that he has ordered all work on the disputed project to continue only after consultations with Brussels. Last week, the European Commission opened an infringement procedure against the Balkan country and asked construction work to be stopped, arguing that Bulgaria had not respected EU internal market rules covering the award of public contracts. The stand-off over Ukraine has forced the 28-nation EU into a sudden rethink of its energy...
  • Do "Lockdowns" Make Sense? - vanity question

    06/05/2014 7:37:52 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 28 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6/5/2014 | Loud Mime
    Again we have another shooting where the "authorities" locked down the campus. This makes absolutely NO sense to me. It seems that a group of unarmed students sitting inside a classroom makes a wonderful target for any nutcase. Am I right? I have no actual law enforcement or true combat experience. Please post your opinions.
  • The Heritage Foundation launches The Daily Signal news platform

    06/03/2014 6:13:22 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 31 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 06/03/2014
    We know you’re busy. And we’re quite certain you care deeply about the future of our country. We care, too. We care about your communities, your families, and how Washington’s decisions are going to impact you. More and more people are grabbing bites of news from mobile devices on the go – and they need a place where they can find digestible, trusted news on the most important policy debate of the day. That’s why the Heritage Foundation team created a digital-first, multimedia news platform called The Daily Signal. The Daily Signal provides policy and political news as well as...
  • May cable news ratings spare no one

    06/01/2014 7:38:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 76 replies
    Politico ^ | May 29, 2014 | Hadas Gold
    Make no mistake, Fox News is still the ratings king. But the recent May numbers show that while all the cable channels had a decline in ratings (which is normal for May), Fox News was far from spared, with some of its lowest ratings in 12 years. While Fox dominates with the top 14 shows in overall viewers, the total day average for Fox News in the key advertising demographic of the 25- to 54-year-old category was 177,000 viewers, only the second time Fox has gone below a 200,000 average since 2001. Another key factor coming from May ratings is...
  • bergdahl snuck off post to join Taliban at least six americans were killed trying to find him

    06/01/2014 2:51:14 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 65 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | June1, 2014 | gateway pundit
  • Saturday Links: 'Carney Hits the Bricks' Edition

    05/31/2014 4:18:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Best of the 'new media' right this week at Reaganite Republican...
  • Establishment Campaign Strategy: Shameless, Cowardly, and Perfidious

    05/28/2014 8:41:03 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 2 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/27/2014 | Daniel Horowitz
    I’m hearing some breaking news down in Virginia’s Seventh District. Eric Cantor is planning to resign his seat and take over the helm at the hawkish immigration group, Numbers USA. Take a look at this door hanger from the Cantor campaign, which was distributed to Republican voters in his district, and that is the only conclusion one can draw from its content. Looking at this mailer, the only observation the reader can make is that Cantor is joining the immigration hawks. After all, he would never lie to us, would he? First, when was the last time Cantor or anyone...
  • Mexico vigilantes register weapons, are to disband

    05/27/2014 8:27:41 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | 05/12/2014 | Tracy Wilkinson
    The scent of limes in the air, Papa Pitufo shouted orders to his men and consulted by cellphone with his far-flung forces. The gray-bearded farmer has emerged as the senior leader of the vigilante movement that has taken over a large swath of wealthy Michoacan state, one of the world's top producers of avocados and limes but dominated for nearly a decade by ruthless drug cartels. For the first time in modern Mexican history, an armed civilian band has ejected a drug cartel from its environs. For now, members of the so-called Knights Templar are lying low, challenged by rebelling...
  • Internet Declares Elliot Rodgers "Hot," Laments Death of "Attractive" Person

    05/25/2014 7:48:39 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 77 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/25/14 | Aurelius
    In a disturbing display of modern media, a number of people on Twitter, Facebook, and internet forums have lamented the fact that Elliot Rodger went on a killing spree. This is not because of the people he killed, but because he was "hot." Instead of focusing on the victims, these users talk about the attractiveness of a killer. Here is a brief compilation: "<3:" "Good looking guy:" "Quite handsome:" "Hello:"
  • Elliot Rodger, Isla Vista Gunman, Wrote he had “Fascist” Views, Considered Himself “A God”

    05/25/2014 8:54:58 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 17 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/25/14 | Aurelius
    In his lengthy and demented manifesto, Elliot Rodger, the alleged Isla Vista gunman, wrote that his political leanings were fascistic and that he wanted desperately to be considered "a god" to those he intended to kill. Though much of his ramblings stay away from officially declaring a political affiliation, in one passage Rodger specifically talks about political discussions with one of his "friends," Addison Altendorf. According to the manifesto, Rodger frequently talked to Addison, who shared many beliefs with him. In one passage, Rodger comments (emphasis mine): I talked to Addison about my old political views, debating with him about...
  • 21st Century Minutemen

    05/24/2014 6:39:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    News, views, and humor from the new-media right...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 23 May 2014

    05/22/2014 5:59:01 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 109 replies
    May 22, 2014 | 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. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Muslims Crucify Two Christian Teenagers For Refusing To Convert To Islam

    Muslims in Syria crucified two Christian teenagers for refusing to convert to Islam. The story was reported on a Croatian Catholic website. According to Sister Raghida, former head of the Christian school in Damascus, the Muslims came to the two youths and said: So you want to die as a teacher in whom you trust? Please choose: either to renounce ( faith ) or you will be crucified! One of them was crucified in front of his father, who was afterwards killed. The jihadists entered the city of Maaloula and started killing men, women, and children. They did not just...
  • Hud IG: City run by new HUD nominee misused HUD money while new HUD nominee was mayor

    05/20/2014 12:13:46 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 8 replies
    HotAir ^ | 05/20/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    In a changing world, it’s good to know that some things don’t change … like the ability of this White House to vet it Cabinet-level appointments. Barack Obama named Julian Castro as the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development last week, but no one checked with the Inspector General at HUD first. Late yesterday, Politico also named Castro as a subject of criticism in a 2012 IG report that alleged San Antonio misused HUD funds while Castro was mayor: San Antonio failed to properly spend funds approved by Congress to combat the housing crisis while President Barack Obama’s expected...
  • Matt Drudge wipes his Twitter account clean of all posts — except one warning

    05/20/2014 7:06:00 AM PDT · by MNDude · 28 replies
    I'm too lazy to post the source ^ | I'm too lazy to post the date | I'm too lazy to post the author
    If Matt Drudge was going for mystery, he hit it. The world-known Web news headliner has cleaned his Twitter account of all tweets and posts — except for a single, solitary message that strikes a somewhat ominous tone. “In this manic Digital Age … It’s vital … To clear your mind … Constantly,” he tweeted. But that’s the only message that remains on his account. And he subsequently changed his profile background picture of a parrot pecking at another parrot.
  • "Debate" American Common Core Style: Our Top Orators in Action?

    05/19/2014 3:24:28 PM PDT · by MNDude · 8 replies
    I'm too lazy to post the source ^ | I'm too lazy to post the date | I'm too lazy to post the author
    A friend sent me this link to video. This link is to a youtube video of FoxNews story on some scholars debating Common Core, and from his description, he said the individuals made some VERY VERY interesting comments regarding the issue. The sound on my computer is not working however, so I am not able to understand what they are saying. Can someone please watch a little to fill me in on the key points of the debate?
  • Conservative Lynx

    05/17/2014 5:54:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Best of week's news/views from the new-media-right at Reaganite Republican...
  • Creepy Killer Clown Attacks in New Internet Prank (Video)

    05/16/2014 11:23:30 AM PDT · by MNDude · 30 replies
    I'm too lazy to post the source ^ | I'm too lazy to post the date | I'm too lazy to post the author
    So, I think it is safe to say that if you are deathly afraid of clowns, like a few people I know, this is certainly not going to help things in any way, shape, or form. There is a new video making its way around the internet the shows a creepy killer clown making his way around the city brutally “murdering” people in front of seemingly innocent bystanders. In the video, the clown, complete with circus-like oversized mallet and everything, is hiding behind a wall in a parking garage. When two men come walking down the stairs, they see what...
  • Segregation is making a comeback in U.S. schools.

    In New York, California and Texas, more than half of Latino students are enrolled in schools that are 90 percent minority or more, the report found. In New York, Illinois, Maryland and Michigan, more than half of black students attend schools where 90 percent or more are minority. Project co-director Gary Orfield, author of the "Brown at 60" report, said the changes are troubling because they show some minority students receive poorer educations than white students and Asian students, who tend to be in middle-class schools. The report urged, among other things, deeper research into housing segregation, which is a...
  • Nurses 'taped baby boy's mouth shut because it was being too loud

    05/14/2014 3:16:16 PM PDT · by MNDude · 14 replies
    I'm too lazy to post the source ^ | I'm too lazy to post the date | I'm too lazy to post the author
    Parents are outraged after a nurse at a Phillipines hospital reportedly taped their baby's mouth shut because it cried 'too loudly.' Ryan Noval and Jasmine Badocdoc found their son Yohannes Noval's lips taped shut as he slept - and when they asked a nurse about it, were told it was because 'the baby was crying too loudly and was always asking for milk,' Sun.Star Cebu says. Badocdoc, the paper says, asked the nurse to take the tape off her son's mouth - and was allegedly told to do it herself. When the nurse removed the tape, Yohannes cried when 'a...
  • Study: People Ignored On Facebook Feel Isolation, Less ‘Meaningful Existence’

    05/13/2014 12:43:13 PM PDT · by MNDude · 56 replies
    I don't know how to post srouce attribution. Help Me!! ^ | I don't know what today is either!! | Or the Author
    ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) – Facebook and other social media websites help billions of people express themselves for the world to see, but these online platforms have now taken on a deeper meaning – people are using it to define themselves. New research published in the journal Social Influence analyzes how Facebook communication has affected people’s feelings of their own social value and self-esteem. The study finds that the more Facebook likes and comments that a person receives, the more likely they are to feel positive about themselves. On the other hand, the fewer likes and comments responding to a person’s...
  • Police: Pa. Woman Beat Child With Baseball Bat Over Clogged Toilet

    LEHIGHTON, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania woman is behind bars after police said she beat her child with a baseball bat because of a clogged toilet. Police say Christine Mertz from Mahoning Township hit the 15-year-old child twice on the right side with a baseball bat and had also twice bitten and punched the juvenile. The child’s age and gender have not been released. Police said the child’s sibling witnessed the April 27 assault and said it was because of a backed-up toilet.
  • Google Tells Conservative News Website to Take a Hike

    05/09/2014 8:32:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | May 9, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The Conservative oriented website dedicated to aggregating news from around the world-wide-interwebs, Weasel Zippers, has just lost its primary funding source because… Well… It’s kinda hard to say. According to the site, Google AdSense (an add generator produced by the infamously liberal corporation in Silicon Valley) has cancelled its agreement with the website because of apparent violations to their terms of use. According to Google, the conservative news site has failed to produce an adequate amount of “original content” to continue utilizing the internet advertising tool provided by Google. Of course, the claim seems mildly curious given the fact...
  • UKRAINE: broadcast news re: Crimea

    05/08/2014 10:27:09 AM PDT · by · 1 replies
    Mainly on tourism in Crimea appointed Ruslan Baysarov. This was announced by Ramzan Kadyrov himself on social network page. Chechen businessman plans to redeem the entire southern coast of the Crimea and build there own resort. But money from tourists resorts in future not for the pockets of Crimeans. Chechen businessmen revenue sharing with local not collected. Recall that Ramzan Kadyrov is one of the first expressed his willingness to February 26, 2014 of their military units "to go to the Crimea in any capacity: and peacekeepers and soldiers", described the situation in Ukraine "coup d'etat", informs . Recently...
  • IU survey: U.S. journalists less satisfied and have less autonomy

    05/08/2014 9:17:11 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 9 replies
    "Most see journalism going in "wrong direction." Six in 10 journalists (59.7 percent) say that journalism in the United States is going in the wrong direction."
  • CBS News Requested LexisNexis Delete Transcript of Debunked Benghazi Report

    05/05/2014 12:52:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/5/14 | Andrew Kirell
    CBS News and 60 Minutes became the center of controversy last year when it turned out that they had aired a segment on the 2012 Benghazi attacks with a witness who had later discredited himself in contradictory testimony to the FBI. The segment’s reporter Lara Logan took a leave of absence, and the network began an investigation of what went wrong with the flagship newsmagazine show’s editorial process. And now, ThinkProgress reports that CBS seems to have requested that journalistic document database LexisNexis remove all traces of the infamous segment’s transcript. When one attempts to search in the Lexis database...
  • Waseca teen accused in school shooting plot had been planning for months

    WASECA, MINN. – John David LaDue had it all figured out. He would kill his mother, father and sister and then create a diversion to keep first responders busy while he went to Waseca Junior/Senior High School to wreak havoc. There, the 17-year-old planned to set off pressure-cooker bombs full of nails and metal ball bearings in the cafeteria. Students who weren’t maimed or killed would be gunned down in the halls, he told police. After his arrest Tuesday, the high school junior said he intended to kill “as many students as he could,” before he was killed by the...
  • Sony develops tech for 185TB tapes: 3,700 times more storage than a Blu-ray disc

    Once upon a time, the best way for you to back up the entirety of your computer’s data was to use the medium that was once the best way to listen to music: magnetic tape. Writable optical media, cheap hard drives, and cloud storage eventually became the consumer norm, but tape drives still hung around as one of the best options for mass data backup. Sony has developed a new technology that pushes tape drives far beyond where they once were, leading to individual tapes with 185 terabytes of storage capacity. Back in 2010, the standing record for how much...
  • Nurse who taped patient’s mouth given Probation Act

    A judge today ruled that a male nurse who admitted placing surgical tape across a patient’s mouth be given the Probation Act. Judge Kevin Kilrane also recommended that 39-year-old Bimbo Paden be not struck off the register of nurses. Judge Kilrane, who found Paden was overworked in stressful conditions, said: “He does not pose any risk to patients in the future. To strike him from the register would be disproportionate.” The judge was severely critical of the conditions under which Paden worked at St John’s long-term care hospital in Sligo where Kevin Quinn, 49, from Ballymote, Co Sligo, was a...
  • 3 girls arrested after brutal beating caught on camera

    MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - As Minneapolis police announce arrests in a violent attack that was filmed and posted on social media, officers are also warning people that carrying expensive smart phones in public could put them at risk. Last week, Fox 9 News spoke with several witnesses who came upon an assault in progress near Roosevelt High School that left a teenaged girl bleeding from the nose and mouth. FOX 9 ARCHIVE: Brutal beating of teen caught on camera Although police were investigating the case as an aggravated robbery, few details were released before the arrest announcement on Tuesday. Now, police...
  • Council passes 'Ban the Box' legislation

    <p>Controversial legislation intended to help ex-convicts find jobs is headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her expected signature after the City Council gave the measure final approval Monday.</p> <p>The "Ban the Box" bill will force Baltimore employers to wait to ask about a job candidate's criminal history until a conditional offer has been extended. The bill passed despite an intense lobbying effort from business leaders, who said they should have the right to vet prospective employees early in the process.</p>