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  • Iran Nuclear Deal Gets Support of House Israel Backer, Sander Levin

    07/29/2015 8:31:30 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28 2015
    WASHINGTON — Representative Sander M. Levin, Democrat of Michigan and the longest-serving Jewish member now in the House, said Tuesday that he would support the Iran nuclear accord, lending a hefty voice of approval in a chamber deeply skeptical of the deal. “Israel’s security has and always will be of critical importance to me and our country,” Mr. Levin said in a lengthy statement explaining his decision. “I believe that Israel, the region and the world are far more secure if Iran does not move toward possession of a nuclear weapon. I believe the agreement is the best way to...
  • American Hunter Killed Cecil, Beloved Lion That Was Lured Out of Its Sanctuary

    07/29/2015 1:09:51 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 156 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | By KATIE ROGERS
    Cecil, a 13-year-old lion, wandered out of his sanctuary in a national park in Zimbabwe this month, following the scent of a potential snack. At the other end of Cecil’s search was a lure, placed there by hunters who, conservationists say, wanted their prey to cross into unprotected territory so they could kill him. Cecil, well known to those who visited the Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe for his jet black mane, was beheaded, according to conservation officials. His corpse was left to rot in the sun. Zimbabwean officials said that Dr. Walter J. Palmer, an American hunter known...
  • Hillary Clinton Tells New York Times To Change Story. And They Do It.

    07/28/2015 8:55:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 07/28/2015 | Steven Crowder
    So, there is ANOTHER career-ending Hillary Clinton scandal in the news. Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal inquiry into Clinton’s emails. Read the full story in the New York Times.Wait, did I say “career-ending?” What I meant to say was, “should be career-ending but will probably never be covered because the media wants to attend Clinton’s cocktail parties.”What’s interesting is that this story is apparently so bad, Hillary’s people called the New York Times and told them to change it.Which they, of course, did:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Politico reports: The paper initially...
  • Kerry's 'threats, intimidation' won't silence Israel, official tells NYT

    07/26/2015 11:27:52 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/26/2015 | jpost.com staff
    US secretary of state said over the weekend that Israel would be more isolated globally if Congress killed Iran nuclear deal. An Israeli official hit back at US Secretary of State John Kerry over the weekend following remarks that were perceived by the government in Jerusalem as "thinly veiled efforts to muzzle criticism" of the Iran nuclear agreement. Responding to Kerry's contention that Israel would face even more international isolation if Congress strikes down the Iran nuclear deal, the official told The New York Times on Saturday that the government would continue its public lobbying. “We reject the threats directed...
  • NYTimes Moves Cruz Behind Jimmy Carter on Bestseller List Despite Selling 58% More Books

    07/23/2015 5:54:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 23, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    The latest New York Times bestseller list has Ted Cruz's A Time for Truth at number 8. Just above him is former President Jimmy Carter's A Full Life, coming in at 7. The strange thing, however, is that Cruz sold almost 60 percent more copies of his book last week than Carter. According to Bookscan, which tracks the number of books sold, Cruz sold 8,814 last week. Carter sold only 5,147. The New York Times list does not indicate either author's books were purchased in bulk orders. Cruz was left off the list the first week his book came out...
  • Principal commits suicide amid Common Core test scandal [ New York ]

    07/26/2015 8:45:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2015 | Susan Edelman,
    The principal of an innovative West Harlem public school killed herself the day after her students took the state Common Core exams — which were later tossed out because she cheated ... Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, 49, of Teachers College Community School, jumped in front of a B train in the 135th Street station ... She was pulled out from under the train and taken to Harlem Hospital, where she died eight days later. The city Medical Examiner’s Office ruled it a suicide. The leap came at 9:20 a.m., less than 24 hours after her 47 third-graders wrapped up three days sweating...
  • Who Will Pay the Political Price for Affordable Housing?

    07/25/2015 1:46:24 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | Thomas B. Edsall
    For generations, working- and middle-class opponents of anti-discrimination laws have argued that more affluent whites support such laws without having to bear any of the costs. Now, the Democratic loyalty of better-off white liberals will be tested by two recent developments: the June 25 Supreme Court decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s issuance of a new rule on July 8, “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.” Such a development has potential political ramifications. It may drive some middle-income and other whites into the arms of...
  • Tech Company Develops Robots to Replace $15 /Hr Workers – Can Produce 1 Burger Every 10 Seconds

    07/23/2015 5:34:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/23/15 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Governor Cuomo’s New York Wage Board set a new minimum wage for New York City’s 200,000 fast food workers. City establishments will now be required to offer employees at least $15 per hour by the end of 2018. The move also makes it cost effective for companies to fire humans and hire robots. Momentum Machines has developed a robot that can put out one burger every 10 seconds.
  • NY Times changes story about criminal inquiry into Hillary Clinton emails

    07/24/2015 6:00:05 AM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 24, 2015 | Rick Moran
    How much pull does Hillary Clinton have with the press? Politico's Dylan Beyers noticed a subtile, but monumental change to an article in the New York Times this morning that altered the entire thrust of the piece. The State Department's inspector general is requesting a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's outside email accounts because he suspects that hundreds of classified documents were stored on the server. Without explanation or notice, the Times changed the focus of the article. The New York Times made small but significant changes to an exclusive reportabout a potential criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's State Department...
  • New York Times alters Clinton email story

    07/24/2015 5:14:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/24/15 | Dylan Byers
    The New York Times made small but significant changes to an exclusive report about a potential criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's State Department email account late Thursday night, but provided no notification of or explanation for of the changes. The paper initially reported that two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation "into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information on a private email account she used as secretary of state." That clause, which cast Clinton as the target of the potential criminal probe, was later changed: the inspectors general now were asking for...
  • Time for Rush Limbaugh to Smother Trump

    07/21/2015 11:53:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 22, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    The king of talk radio could take out Trump if he wanted to, so why won’t he sack up and do it?The New York Times recently ran a piece titled, Rush Limbaugh Rallies Listeners to Donald Trump’s Defense. In reading Rush’s full transcript, I found that headline a bit unfair. On Monday, he did cite ex-CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s defense of Trump—which I (and others) found to be unpersuasive. But his comments were far more nuanced than the Times’ headline suggested. Apparently Limbaugh felt that way, too. “Because I don’t join in the condemnation of Trump,” he explained on Tuesday,...
  • Today in Politics: Hillary Clinton Weighs Using Donald Trump Against His Party

    07/21/2015 10:09:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | July 21, 2015 | Staff
    Good Tuesday morning from Washington. Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio is expected to join the ever-growing field for the Republican nomination, a field that, despite its numbers, has been increasingly overshadowed by Donald J. Trump. Such a development, however, suits at least one other candidate just fine. As Mr. Trump surges in the polls and Republican leaders call for him to drop out of the race after his comments about Senator John McCain’s war record, there is one candidate who hopes Mr. Trump continues to thrive: Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mrs. Clinton has denounced Mr. Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants,...
  • NY Times blistering critique of Hillary Clinton is journalism at its finest

    07/20/2015 8:56:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7-20-15 | Jazz Shaw
    There was a brief time this year when it almost seemed like the nation’s biggest newspapers, including the Gray Lady, were going to be giving Hillary Clinton the same level of required scrutiny which should apply to every candidate for elected office. It came when they actually covered the email server story and went into a fair amount of depth on it. Of course, it would have been embarrassing in the extreme to not do so, since everyone else on the planet was talking about it. But all good things must come to an end, as they say, and New...
  • A retail CEO worth $840 million lives in a Las Vegas trailer park

    07/18/2015 2:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / Business Insider ^ | July 18, 2015 | Ashley Lutz
    Tony Hsieh could buy a private island if he wanted to. The Zappos CEO has a reported net worth of $840 million. But Hsieh chooses to live in a Las Vegas trailer park he owns, according to a recent profile in The New York Times. The trailer park is "crammed with shiny silver Airstreams that are rented out to visiting computer coders," according to David Gelles at The Times. Hsieh lives in a trailer in the community he calls "Llamapolis" with his pet alpaca. The trailer park is part of Hsieh's $350 million investment into making Las Vegas a metropolitan...
  • David Brooks: Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While White

    07/17/2015 11:58:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 17, 2015 | David Brooks
    ... the disturbing challenge of your book is your rejection of the American dream. My ancestors chose to come here. For them, America was the antidote to the crushing restrictiveness of European life, to the pogroms. For them, the American dream was an uplifting spiritual creed that offered dignity, the chance to rise ... Your definition of “white” is complicated. But you write “ ‘White America’ is a syndicate arrayed to protect its exclusive power to dominate and control our bodies. Sometimes this power is direct (lynching), and sometimes it is insidious (redlining).” In what is bound to be the...
  • New York Times Columnist David Brooks Blasted for White Privilege Letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates

    07/17/2015 12:07:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jordan Chariton
    New York Times columnist David Brooks was slammed on Twitter Friday after he wrote a column — in the form of a letter to The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates — about Coates’ new book about the African-American experience and white privilege. Brooks’ “Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While White” compliments Coates’ “searing contribution to the public education,” but then switches gears to criticize the book, “Between the World and Me.” ... Salon, which has made a sport of Brooks bashing, wrote a review of Brook’s column, and opined that “the Times columnist displays more white privilege in one column than some white...
  • New York Times Finally Adds Ted Cruz Book to Bestsellers List

    07/16/2015 8:41:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 10 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 16 Jul 2015 | Alex Griswold
    After a lengthy battle with the Ted Cruz campaign over whether or not his book sales were boosted by bulk purchases, The New York Times will include his newest book on their bestsellers list. Times’ editor Kate Phillips took to Twitter to announce the inclusion and to snark, “So much for our left-wing conspiracy.” The Times had been lambasted in recent weeks for excluding Cruz’s book “A Time for Truth,” even as outlets like Amazon and Barnes & Noble said they could find no evidence of bulk sales, and as other bestsellers lists that exclude bulk sales, like The Wall...
  • Grand Jury Testimony In Cold War-Era Rosenberg Case Released (Brother's Testimony)

    07/15/2015 6:15:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/15
    Here's what we know: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed in 1953 for selling U.S. nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union after one of the most sensational Cold War-era espionage trials. They were convicted in 1951 owing, largely, to the testimony of David Greenglass, Ethel Rosenberg's brother. Here's what we don't know: How credible Greenglass' testimony was in court. Greenglass himself spent nearly a decade in prison for his role in the conspiracy. The Army sergeant stole nuclear intelligence from Los Alamos, N.M., and said he passed it on to the Rosenbergs. At the trial, he said Ethel Rosenberg typed...
  • My Debate With Paul Krugman [No Wonder He Didn't Want It Televised]

    07/16/2015 4:58:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    IBD via RCM ^ | 07/15/2015 | Stephen Moore
    Krugman is for a single-payer health care system and argues that socialist health care systems provide better health outcomes at cheaper cost around the world. My response was that third-party payer systems in education and health care are what's driving up costs and that health care premiums paid by families are rising way faster than Obama predicted. Where are the $2,500 in family savings? Medicare is apparently the glittering success story of government, yet it's running unfunded liabilities in the tens of trillions of dollars. Krugman was lamest in explaining the migration of a thousand people a day from blue...
  • Cruz Campaign calls on NYT to Examine its Bestseller List Methodology

    07/16/2015 6:28:50 AM PDT · by Isara · 2 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/16/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Cruz national spokesman Rick Tyler released the following statement regarding U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s book A Time for Truth ranking #7 on the most recent New York Times bestseller list:“What’s transpired at the New York Times in the last two weeks raises troubling questions that should concern any author. The Times’ position has been disputed by a major publishing house, and by the two largest booksellers in the nation (Amazon and Barnes & Noble.) The New York Times has a responsibility to authors and readers to have the Public Editor Margaret Sullivan examine its methodology — and...
  • Correction: Best-Sellers-Books-PW Story

    07/13/2015 3:54:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 13, 2015
    The Associated Press, based on incorrect information from Publishers Weekly, reported erroneously the chart positions of some best-sellers books. A corrected version of the story is below: HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up" by Marie Kondo (Ten Speed) 2. "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster) 3. "A Time for Truth" by Ted Cruz (HarperCollins/Broadside)
  • This could be the real reason multi-millionaire rapper 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy

    07/13/2015 2:41:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/13/2015 | Jonathan Marino
    Rapper 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy on Monday. The news came as bit of a surprise since The New York Times just described him as a man of "exceptional business instincts" less than a week ago. In May, Forbes pegged his net worth at $155 million. 50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson III, reportedly earned between $60 million and $100 million from a stake in Vitamin Water when it sold to Coca-Cola in 2007, according to The Washington Post. Yet in the abbreviated Chapter 11 filing Monday, Jackson's lawyers said that his assets range from $10 million to $50 million, including...
  • NY TIMES TAKING A BEATING IN ITS BATTLE WITH TED CRUZ

    We wrote here about Ted Cruz’s feud with the New York Times. Cruz’s new book, A Time for Truth, is a hot seller, apparently #3 among hard cover nonfiction books. But the Times refused to list it on its best seller list, claiming that its “sales were limited to strategic bulk purchases.” Both Cruz and his publisher, HarperCollins, have denied the charge, and Cruz has challenged the Times either to provide evidence to back up its claim, or else apologize.Now Amazon has entered the fray, stating publicly that there is “is no evidence of unusual bulk purchase activity in our...
  • NY Times Author: Whites Prevent Minorities from Going to National Parks

    07/13/2015 1:52:55 PM PDT · by rightistight · 80 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/13/15 | Aurelius
    Glenn Nelson of the New York Times asked last week, "Why Are Our Parks So White?" Mr. Nelson believes that race plays a role in visiting national parks and not enough minorities are going to parks. According to Nelson, "The national parks attracted a record 292.8 million visitors in 2014, but a vast majority were white and aging. The most recent survey commissioned by the park service on visitation, released in 2011, found that 22 percent of visitors were minorities, though they make up some 37 percent of the population. "This suggests an alarming disconnect," he writes. Nelson believes that...
  • Amazon Says ‘No Evidence’ Ted Cruz Books Sold In Bulk Purchases {NY Times caught lying again]

    07/13/2015 1:37:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/13/2015 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    Amazon backed Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in his fight against The New York Times Monday, saying there is “no evidence” his book sales are driven by “strategic bulk purchases.” The Cruz campaign accused The NYT Friday of lying when it said his new book, “A Time For Truth,” did not make the bestseller list because a bulk of its sales came from “strategic bulk purchases.” Cruz and his publisher, HarperCollins, said Friday the books were not sold in bulk. “A Time For Truth ranked high on the other publishing industry bestseller lists including Nielsen Bookscan (#4), a subscription service that...
  • NYT's Hypocritical Egan Rants on Trump, Cruz, GOP Pursuing 'Immigrant-Hatred Vote'

    07/13/2015 12:43:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 11, 2015 | Clay Waters
    Timothy Egan, liberal New York Times reporter turned left-wing Times columnist, filed "Not Like Us" for Saturday's paper, portraying the Republican field as avidly chasing the "red-faced" "immigrant-hatred vote," calling out not only Donald Trump but Ted Cruz, a Cuban-American. But first, Egan unveiled a supposedly clever historical sleight of hand designed to shame conservatives: They were criminals -- thugs and thieves -- a single ethnic group that filled the jails of big cities. “Scum unloaded on American wharves,” one speaker in Philadelphia said of them. Dirty, filthy, foreign. As for their children, they were “utterly ignorant of a place...
  • National Review’s Real Problem isn’t with Trump, it’s with the People

    07/13/2015 12:39:16 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 57 replies
    Rebel Pundit ^ | 7-13-2015 | Rebel Pundit
    Since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, the media have bent over backwards to destroy him. It’s not just the New York Times and CNN, but outlets like William F. Buckley’s National Review, the Wall Street Journal, and other “mainstream” outlets of the right. To these media outlets’ consternation, despite their crazed efforts to demean, discredit, and deny the appetite among Americans for Trump’s message, more and more people are coming out to hear and support the one candidate who appears to have listened to them–and is leading the charge as opposed to opining from behind the RNC’s skirts....
  • Amazon backs Ted Cruz: We’ve seen no bulk purchases that should keep him off the NYT bestseller list

    07/13/2015 12:52:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Hard to believe the Times would be so petty in its disdain for Cruz that they’d kick him off the list and then lie about it, especially when, as their spokesman notes, right-wing authors like Glenn Beck and Ann Coulter routinely make the cut. But maybe Cruz is a special case. Unlike Beck and Coulter, he’s an electoral threat. And unlike most righty populists, the left considers him a traitor to his class. As a Harvard-trained lawyer and champion debater, he’s supposed to be a liberal. Why would they help promote the work of someone so disloyal? The reason given...
  • On Ted Cruz Book, NY Times Needs to Put Up or Shut Up

    07/13/2015 12:29:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 13, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Last Thursday, The New York Times made a very serious allegation against a sitting Senator and presidential candidate. When asked by Politico’s Dylan Byers why Ted Cruz’s bestselling book “A Time for Truth” was kept of its bestsellers list, they alleged that “the overwhelming preponderance of evidence” was that someone (read: someone hired by Cruz) made “strategic bulk purchases” of the book. Essentially, Cruz was accused of using dirty tricks to try to get his book to the top of the bestsellers list. The next day, Cruz’s publisher HarperCollins has spoken out, saying they reviewed sales data and found “no...
  • Study Proves Koch-Addicted Media Are Big Fat Liars About Outside Money In Politics

    07/13/2015 9:26:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    b ^ | 07/13/2015 | John Nolte
    As we all remember, the media completely freaked out after the Supreme Court decided Citizens United in favor of free speech. Taking aim primarily at the right-leaning Koch Brothers, the media posed as defenders of democracy against the corrupting influence of outside money in politics. As usual, the facts prove that the media are big fat liars. Although legions of left-wing corporations like NBC News, Politico, MSNBC, CNN, CBS News, ABC News, The Washington Post, LA Times, NPR, PBS, Univision, Comedy Central, MTV, HBO, and ESPN spend billions of dollars pushing a political agenda 24/7, the left-wing media want a...
  • Ted Cruz targets sanctuary cities after California murder, NYT after book blowup

    07/13/2015 10:21:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 13, 2015 11:38 am | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–Sen. Ted Cruz will try to use a Senate education bill to penalize cities who don’t report all undocumented immigrants to federal authorities.Related Ted Cruz battles New York Times over bestseller snub Cruz, along with conservative Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., filed an amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act that would redirect federal funding from more than 200 sanctuary cities to state governments, according to The Hill. The bill is bipartisan rewrite of the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act with support from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and the immigration amendment could ruin Democratic...
  • Sen. Cross (Cruz) and Sen. Blond (Rubio): A tale of two Lateeeeeeen-oh presidential candidates

    Ha! Just what you'd expect.The American news media is feeling a bit confused by two conservative Republican Lateeeeeen-ohs running for president.Here's their dilemma: How are they to cover such an aberration?If they emphasize their ethnicity, they might actually win them some votes among those hot-blooded irrational Lateeeeeen-ohs. Better not to mention it.Ah, but if they fail to emphasize their ethnicity, some of their more sensitive politically-correct listeners and reders might start to think that there is some politically-incorrect bias involved. Better to make a big deal about it.So, take a look at these two reports from yesterday.First, examine this...
  • The End of News and Evolution of Respectable Journalism

    07/13/2015 4:36:18 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 8 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/12/15 | steve Berman
    As a lifelong reader of newspapers, and a devoted follower of the journalism profession, although not a part of it, I am sad to write this.  It's like a eulogy for a body long dead but failed to be given a proper burial.  Or like the M. Night Shyamalan movie "The Sixth Sense," where Bruce Willis' character walks the earth as a dead man until a boy who can see dead people leads him to realize his own fate and depart. Large, centralized news gathering operations are dead.  The New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, USA Today--all the old-line...
  • One-Act Play Reveals Why The New York Times Kept Cruz’s Book Off The Bestseller List

    07/10/2015 4:59:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 10, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will not see his book “A Time For Truth” on The New York Times bestseller list. Even though the book sold 11,854 copies in its first week, ranking higher than 18 of the 20 books on the latest list, the Times told Cruz’s publisher HarperCollins that his book “didn’t meet that standard” to get recognized. The Times, which previously blocked Dinesh D’Souza’s bestseller “America” from getting on the list, later told Politico that they found evidence that “sales [for Cruz’s book] were limited to strategic bulk purchases.” While the Times has yet to show anyone...
  • World War II History, Captured in a Private’s Letters to His Wife

    <p>For years the letter lay in a box in the attic. It was postmarked in April 1945, just before the Nazis’ surrender in World War II. It was just one letter among many letters, and the box was just one box among many boxes.</p>
  • The End of Federally Financed Ghettos

    07/12/2015 7:08:33 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 11, 2015 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    The Supreme Court issued an important ruling last month when it reminded state and local governments that the Fair Housing Act of 1968 bars them from spending federal housing money in a manner that perpetuates racial segregation. Last week, the Obama administration took an even more important step — one that has already changed the decades-long discussion about how to combat residential segregation. It rewrote the rules under the provision of the act that requires state and local governments to “affirmatively further” housing goals by making real efforts to cope with the cumulative results of the discrimination that confined black...
  • A Time for Truth and a Time for Lies: New York Times Doubles Down on Ted Cruz Blacklisting

    07/12/2015 6:54:03 AM PDT · by Isara · 35 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/12/15
    NYT Spox Refuses to Produce Evidence or Issue Apology, Stands By Cruz Bestseller SnubCruz Spox: “If it lied deliberately—if the Times tried to slander the character of Senator Cruz and his publisher, knowing the charge to be false—then that goes directly to the journalistic integrity of the institution. How many other lies has the Times told?”HOUSTON, Texas — Last week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s new book A Time for Truth sold more copies than all but two of the 20 books on the New York Times best-seller list. And yet, the Times refused to list Cruz’s book.In an effort to...
  • New York Times Is Lying: Cruz Campaign Calls on the Times to Release Their Evidence or Issue ...

    07/10/2015 5:56:50 PM PDT · by Isara · 18 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 07/10/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Yesterday, news broke that the New York Times had omitted Cruz’s best-selling book A Time for Truth from their best-seller list.Bookscan, a subscription service that tracks the vast majority of book sales in America, is usually a reliable indicator of the New York Times bestseller list. For example, this week’s #1 and #2 books on Bookscan are also #1 and #2 on the NYT list. But the #3 book, Cruz’s A Time for Truth, has been omitted altogether from the top twenty spots on the New York Times list.This is despite the fact that Cruz’s book sold...
  • Cruz campaign: New York Times is lying about bulk book sales

    07/10/2015 12:06:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/10/2015 | DYLAN BYERS
    Ted Cruz's presidential campaign says The New York Times' claim that his book's sales were driven by "strategic bulk purchases" is a lie, and has called on the paper to release its evidence or formally apologize for keeping him off its bestsellers' list. "Yesterday, news broke that the New York Times had omitted Cruz’s best-selling book 'A Time for Truth' from their best-seller list," Cruz's campaign said Friday, referring to an On Media blog report about the Times' decision to exclude Cruz's new biography from its bestsellers list, despite the fact that the book sold more copies in its first...
  • The New York Times’ War on Ted Cruz

    07/10/2015 2:32:47 AM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    RedState ^ | 7/10/2015 | Brian Sikma
    Not all political manifestos are worth reading; most frankly aren’t worth picking up. Candidates vying for high office peddle books penned by ghost writers to capture some cash and, more importantly, media attention. But whatever the motive behind the publishing or quality of the writing, one would hope that bestseller lists would accurately reflect when a book written by a politician is garnering some noteworthy sales.Thursday evening, Dylan Byers of POLITICO broke the news that The New York Times is refusing to place Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%‘s new book, “A Time for Truth,” on its bestseller list. The list...
  • Politico: NYTimes Is Keeping Cruz Book 'A Time for Truth' Off Bestseller List, Gives Shifty Answer…

    07/09/2015 6:38:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/9/15 | Ken Shepherd
    Politico media correspondent Dylan Byers is reporting that HarperCollins, the publisher of Ted Cruz's popular new book, A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America, wrote the New York Times to inquire why, exactly, the title was not included on the bestseller list. The Times, for its part, denies any bias or shady dealing, insisting that the book simply hasn't met all the relevant criteria for appearing on the list. Asked for a rundown of that criteria, however, the Gray Lady refused to elaborate (emphasis mine): This week, HarperCollins, the book's publisher, sent a letter to The New York...
  • New York Times to Ted Cruz: Drop Dead

    07/09/2015 3:21:55 PM PDT · by VinL · 60 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 7/9/2015 | M.Walsh
    The New York Times informed Harper Collins this week that it will not include Ted Cruz’s new biography on its forthcoming bestsellers list, despite the fact that the book has sold more copies in its first week than all but two of the Times’ bestselling titles, the On Media blog has learned. Cruz’s “A Time For Truth,” published on June 30, sold 11,854 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Bookscan’s hardcover sale numbers. That’s more than 18 of the 20 titles that will appear on the bestseller list for the week ending July 4. Aziz Ansari’s “Modern Romance,”...
  • Islamic Battalions, Stocked With Chechens, Aid Ukraine In War With Rebels

    07/08/2015 5:04:58 AM PDT · by edpc · 34 replies
    NYT ^ | 7 July 2015 | Andrew Kramer
    <p>Even for Ukrainians hardened by more than a year of war here against Russian-backed separatists, the appearance of Islamic combatants, mostly Chechens, in towns near the front lines comes as something of a surprise — and for many of the Ukrainians, a welcome one.</p>
  • What Did Lincoln Really Think of Jefferson?

    07/05/2015 3:24:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 503 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/05/2015 | By ALLEN C. GUELZO
    GETTYSBURG, Pa. — “Lincoln hated Thomas Jefferson.” That is not exactly what we expect to hear about the president who spoke of “malice toward none,” referring to the president who wrote that “all men are created equal.” Presidents have never been immune from criticism by other presidents. But Jefferson and Lincoln? These two stare down at us from Mount Rushmore as heroic, stainless and serene, and any suggestion of disharmony seems somehow a criticism of America itself. Still, Lincoln seems not to have gotten that message. “Mr. Lincoln hated Thomas Jefferson as a man,” wrote William Henry Herndon, Lincoln’s law...
  • NY Times: ISIS “is offering reliable security; providing jobs

    06/22/2015 2:18:07 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 06/20/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Ben Hubbard of the New York Times writes of the Islamic State, or ISIS, that “…the group is offering reliable, if harsh, security; providing jobs in decimated economics; and providing a rare sense of order in a region overwhelmed by conflict.” This summary of ISIS and their good deeds sounds eerily similar (and just as disgusting) to the accolades bestowed upon Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party before — and even after — the Second World War and the Holocaust. Hubbard uses the example of a nameless labourer from Raqqa who had “earned good money painting their offices,” who opined...
  • Poll: 70 percent of Americans believe news media is intentionally biased

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

    07/03/2015 7:40:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    New York Times columnist David Brooks argued Donald Trump’s immigration comments were “culture war politics of the worst sort” on Friday’s “PBS NewsHour.”
  • Scott Walker, Set for a Bigger Stage, Faces G.O.P Revolt in Wisconsin

    06/30/2015 3:54:44 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 81 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/24/2015 | Trip Gabriel
    As Gov. Scott Walker prepares to announce his campaign for president next month, promising to bring what he calls "big bold leadership" to Washington, as he did in Wisconsin, he faces a cloud over that story line: Republicans back home are in revolt. Leaders or Mr. walker's party, which controls the Legislature, are balking at his demands for the state's budget. Critics say the governor's spending blueprint is aimed more at appealing to conservatives in early-voting states like Iowa than doing what is best for Wisconsin. Lawmakers are stymied over how to pay for road and bridge repairs without raising...
  • EXCLUSIVE: NYT Debunked: Scott Walker’s ‘I’m Not Going Nativist’ Conversation Never Happened

    07/04/2015 12:34:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    A conversation about immigration between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the Heritage Foundation’s Stephen Moore, reported on by the New York Times this week, never happened. “We have spoken with Stephen Moore and the conversation that was reported did not happen and he will tell you that. I would recommend you reach out to him,” Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong told Breitbart News on Thursday in response to an article by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman. On Thursday, the reporters wrote: “Stephen Moore, a conservative scholar at the Heritage Foundation who backs an immigration overhaul, called Mr. Walker’s embrace of a...
  • New York Times Debunked: Scott Walker’s ‘I’m Not Going Nativist’ Conversation Never Happened

    07/03/2015 7:29:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 7-3-15 | Matthew Boyle
    A conversation about immigration between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the Heritage Foundation’s Stephen Moore, reported on by the New York Times this week, never happened. “We have spoken with Stephen Moore and the conversation that was reported did not happen and he will tell you that. I would recommend you reach out to him,” Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong told Breitbart News on Thursday in response to an article by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman. On Thursday, the reporters wrote: “Stephen Moore, a conservative scholar at the Heritage Foundation who backs an immigration overhaul, called Mr. Walker’s embrace of a...