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  • VIOLENT FAR-RIGHT, PRO-TRUMP GROUP HITS NEW YORK STREETS, AND FOX NEWS SEES THEM AS VICTIMS

    10/13/2018 5:06:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 13 OCT 2018 | RAMSEY TOUCHBERRY
    A violent incident, in which members of a Trump-supporting far-right group kicked and punched people and wielded a sword on the streets of Manhattan, was captured on camera Friday, and New York Police Department confirmed that three arrests had been made in connection with the incident. The altercation occurred shortly after the group, which calls itself Proud Boys and is listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, held a meeting at the New York Metropolitan Republican Club. Before the meeting, the club had been vandalized. Fox News, in its story on the incident, seized on the...
  • Omarosa: Hillary Clinton Was 'Robbed' in 2016 and 'I Was a Co-conspirator'

    09/15/2018 6:37:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 11, 2018 | Harriet Sinclair
    Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has said that Hillary Clinton was “robbed” in the 2016 presidential election, describing herself as a “co-conspirator” in what happened. In an interview with The View on Monday, the ex-Apprentice contestant spoke about her time in the White House and the recordings she made of President Donald Trump while she worked with him. “You know, Hillary Clinton was robbed,” Manigault Newman told The View’s panel, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Abby Huntsman. “And I was…a co-conspirator in that robbery.” Speaking about Clinton, Manigault played a recording she said was...
  • DONALD TRUMP STILL WON'T UNBLOCK ROSIE O'DONNELL ON TWITTER

    09/15/2018 3:41:28 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/29/2018 | ALEXANDRA HUTZLER
    Months after being ordered by a federal judge to unblock of Twitter users, Donald Trump finally allowed dozens of previously blocked accounts to access his social media feed. Rosie O'Donnell was not among the lucky ones. "Still unblocked," the comedian wrote in a Twitter post late Tuesday, adding that the president is a "coward" for continuing to block her on the social media site. Trump's unblocking spree happened months after a federal judge ordered him to do so back in May. The judge stated that blocking people from accessing his account was a violation of the first amendment. Naomi Reice...
  • Alex Jones Threatens To Shoot Robert Mueller

    07/24/2018 10:22:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    MSN News ^ | July 24, 2018 | Benjamin Fearnow, Newsweek
    Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ramped up threats against special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday, calling him a "monster" and described shooting the former FBI Director. Jones' nearly 3-hour July 23 InfoWars broadcast ranged from rants about Hollywood pedophilia to social media "shadow bans" to outlandish allegations Mueller was personally involved in a child sex ring composed of left-leaning political figures. The InfoWars host went on to illustrate a "real world" threat against the former Marine Corps officer and Vietnam War veteran currently in charge of the Russian interference investigation of the 2016 presidential election. Jones took on a particularly...
  • WILL WAR IN SYRIA END?

    07/24/2018 10:47:11 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 7 replies
    NEWSWEEK LLC ^ | 7/17/18 | TOM O'CONNOR
    The Syrian Democratic Council—the political wing of a largely Kurdish, U.S.-backed military alliance of Arabs and other sects known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)—launched a three-day conference Monday in Tabqa. The gathering revolved around the country's (Syria) political future and reportedly included both Kurdish officials and members of Syria's political opposition not participating in the seven-year civil war. "This platform will represent all areas in the autonomous administration and all areas held by the SDF," he added. The rest of the country (Syria) has been reclaimed by al-Assad's forces backed by Russia and Iran. The U.S. shifted its priorities...
  • NORTH KOREA ISN'T DISMANTLING MISSILE FACILITIES, SATELLITE IMAGERY REVEALS

    06/17/2018 11:22:15 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    Newsweak ^ | June 15, 2018 | Jason Lemon
    There is no visible indication that North Korea has begun dismantling missile launch sites as reportedly promised, according to satellite imagery shared by 38 North. The program, hosted by the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, analyzed and posted imagery of the known locations of North Korea’s missile launch facilities on Thursday and Friday. According to the analysis, 38 North reported that it could not identify “any activity associated with the dismantlement” at any testing sites. There are six known launch and engine testing facilities as well as two eject test stands scattered throughout North Korea. "Of these...
  • MUELLER INVESTIGATION: EVEN DEMOCRATS, INDEPENDENTS HAVE TURNED AGAINST PROBE

    06/13/2018 1:14:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 49 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 13, 2018 | Greg Price
    President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election may be taking hold not only among Republicans but Democrats and independents as well, according to a poll released Wednesday. The Politico/Morning Consult poll found Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s favorability among Democrats and independents took a slight dive over the last 11 months. Twenty-four percent of Democrats registered an unfavorable score for Mueller, while 33 percent of independents also viewed Mueller in a negative light. (snip) Overall, a record 53 percent of the poll’s respondents shared an unfavorable reaction to Mueller, a 26-point jump...
  • RUSSIA HAS WON IN SYRIA, WILL IT CHALLENGE U.S. IN LEBANON NEXT?

    05/06/2018 1:42:16 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 66 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/6/2018 | Tom O'Connor
    Lebanon held on Sunday its first parliamentary elections in nine years, as citizens expressed cautious optimism that the country's rigid, oft-deadlocked sectarian political system could be swayed. Behind the scenes, however, one of the world's leading powers has quietly eyed the small state as a potential ground to project its power in the Middle East and into the Mediterranean. But it won't be easy. With Syrian rebels and jihadis at bay, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government set to further extend its comeback, Russia has pursued a cautious overture across the border into Lebanon—a $1 billion dollar arms deal, including...
  • Tree Gifted By France Goes Missing From White House

    04/29/2018 4:31:10 PM PDT · by cba123 · 51 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5 hours ago | Benjamin Fearnow
    A tree taken from a World War I battlefield in France and planted during French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit last week has disappeared from the White House lawn. President Donald Trump, Macron, his wife Brigitte and Melania Trump all posed for photo ops on the south portion of the White House lawn last Monday as they used shovels to unearth a setting for the sapling. The gifted sessile oak tree originated from the site of the Battle of Belleau Wood in Belleau, France, in which American, French and other allied troops fought the Germans during World War One. But...
  • Hate messages flood wrong Pa. golf course after 'racial' incident makes national headlines

    04/24/2018 5:52:36 PM PDT · by lightman · 45 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 24 April A.D. 2018 | Christine Vendel
    The story of five black women who were asked to leave a York County golf course for reportedly playing too slowly is making headlines and causing outrage across the country. The group of regular golfers said they were confronted at the second hole by Steve Chronister, one of the owners of the Grandview Golf Course and a former county commissioner, who accused them of lagging and offered to refund their money if they would leave. They were the only African Americans or all-female groups on the course in Dover Township, according to Sandra Thompson, who posted a detailed account of...
  • Newsweek: Trump Spent one-third of his Presidency at his own Properties, Golfed More than Obama

    03/14/2018 10:55:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Josh Saul
    President Donald Trump has now spent almost one-third of his time in office at his own properties and has played more golf than President Obama over the same period. The president has visited one of his properties on 112 days of his presidency, according to a count NBC News updated Wednesday in the midst of Trump's 10-day Christmas vacation at Mar-a-Lago—his private club in Palm Beach. U.S. taxpayers paid $6.6 million in airfare alone this year for Trump’s frequent trips to Mar-a-Lago, according to U.S. Air Force records. Trump also spent part or all of about 40 days at his...
  • Newsweek Exec in Secret Tape: We Gotta Turn the Business Around or We’re Dead

    03/09/2018 7:25:51 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 68 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 9, 2018 | Maxwell Tani
    Two weeks ago, Newsweek Media Group Chief Content Officer Dayan Candappa said the company had just five weeks to turn around its business, or it might have to shutter for good. “I wish I could varnish this, it would be an easier conversation to have,” Candappa said in audio of the meeting obtained by The Daily Beast. “I think we can pull out of this, but we have to execute with the precision of a brain surgeon. Really, we have to do everything right.” In the private conversation with top editors on Feb. 21, lasting nearly 90 minutes, the CCO...
  • Newsweek is unable to pay its bills, faces eviction

    02/27/2018 4:34:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 27, 2018 | John Sexton
    When we checked in with Newsweek last week, the magazine had just published a news article critical of the magazine’s owners. That article only saw the light of day after a number of reporters and editors threatened to quit if it were spiked. It came after two top editors were fired and a raid based on an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney. Today, the Daily Beast reports the struggling magazine is unable to pay its rent and may face eviction. Guardian Life Insurance, the sub-landlord for the company’s downtown Manhattan office, informed International Business Times Inc. in late November...
  • Reactions to My Appearance on Fox News Sunday

    02/19/2018 12:09:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I was overwhelmed with email reaction to Fox News Sunday yesterday, more than ever. I’m hard-pressed to figure out why. I think it’s probably ’cause I don’t do these things very often and we’re in the midst of massive audience growth and so forth, but I just want to thank everybody. And even though those of you who were snarky about the glasses, I love you. I absolutely love you. “You look like Harry Potter.” You know, every time I go on TV, I prove what it is about TV. The only thing that matters is how you look,...
  • HOW ‘THE STORM’ BECAME THE BIGGEST FAKE NEWS STORY OF 2018

    02/15/2018 11:17:43 AM PST · by MNDude · 70 replies
    Wild conspiracy theories have a way of seeping into public discourse these days, thanks in part to the divided nature of U.S. politics, the growth of websites that actively promote them, such as InfoWars, and the capacity for fake news to spread virally on social media without any fact-checking or oversight. Enter “Q.” In late October, just days before a different InfoWars-inflated conspiracy—about anti-fascist protesters plotting a civil war—was about to fizzle, a user identified as Q on the imageboard website 4chan started posting vague, portentous messages related to an approaching “storm.” The user claimed to be a high-level government...
  • FBI Director Must Be Prepared to Resign Over Nunes Memo, Ex-Agents Warn

    02/01/2018 11:07:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 124 replies
    www.thedailybeast.com ^ | 02/01/2018 | Spencer Ackerman
    As Trump prepares to release a GOP document accusing the FBI of abuses, bureau alums hope Director Chris Wray holds the line—but has to be ready to walk. Former FBI agents are warning that FBI Director Christopher Wray has to be prepared to quit, should President Donald Trump assent over bureau objections to the release of a memo calling the FBI’s integrity into question. The release of the memo, considered imminent, shows no signs of stopping, even as the leader of Democrats in the House called on its Republican author, Devin Nunes, to be removed from his chairmanship of the...
  • Newsweek Editors Blast Exec to His Face: ‘What You're Doing Is Bulls**t.

    02/09/2018 5:51:34 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9 Feb 18 | Maxwell Tani
    During an increasingly ugly meeting, the company’s CCO refused to answer whether money laundering allegations were true and blamed staff for undermining the business. During a private meeting with editors this week, a top Newsweek executive blamed his own journalists for the magazine’s recent turmoil and refused to answer whether the company committed financial crimes. Newsweek Media Group interim Chief Content Officer Johnathan Davis took questions from editors for nearly 90 minutes on Wednesday, according to recording obtained by The Daily Beast, about firings and investigations that have engulfed the company. Last month, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office raided Newsweek...
  • Newsweek Fires Journalists Who Reported on Magazine’s Legal Troubles

    02/06/2018 7:10:36 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 5, 2018 | Alex Griswold
    Newsweek has fired several top editors and reporters in the midst of legal problems and widespread turmoil in the newsroom, according to staffers familiar with the decision. The magazine's news director, Cristina Silvia, announced in a staff meeting that editor in chief Bob Roe, executive editor Ken Li, reporters Celeste Katz and Josh Saul, and International Business Times editor Josh Keefe had all been fired, the Daily Beast reported Monday. The firings come after Newsweek was accused of buying fraudulent web traffic to trick the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau into buying ad space, and after the Manhattan District Attorney's office...
  • Chaos at Newsweek: Top editors suddenly out

    02/05/2018 11:12:17 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 62 replies
    CNN Money ^ | Feburary 5,2018 | Hadas Gold
    Employees at Newsweek have been told that editor-in-chief Bob Roe and executive editor Ken Li have been fired, sources with knowledge of the situation told CNN. A reporter, Celeste Katz, who had written articles about financial issues at the magazine as well as an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney's office into its parent company, Newsweek Media Group, was also let go, the sources said. Staff in Newsweek's New York offices were told to stop working and go home for the day on Monday afternoon, a source close to the newsroom told CNN. Katz was seen cleaning out her desk,...
  • Newsweek fires editor-in-chief, deputy editor and 3 reporters...

    02/05/2018 10:56:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/5/18 | STEPHEN REX BROWN, GRAHAM RAYMAN
    Chaos roiled the Newsweek offices Monday with the firings of the editor-in-chief, his number two and three reporters — possibly in retaliation for their unfavorable coverage of the company. Johnathan Davis, the co-founder/CEO of Newsweek Media Group, ordered the firing of top editor Bob Roe, his deputy Ken Li and reporters Celeste Katz and Josh Saul, as well as Josh Keefe, a reporter for the International Business Times, a sister company, a source said.