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  • Trump Entering White House Unbent and Unpopular (NY Slimes Unending Untrue Alert)

    01/17/2017 6:42:46 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 2017-01-17 | Peter Baker
    WASHINGTON — In one way at least, President-elect Donald J. Trump has already surpassed all of his recent predecessors. It took Barack Obama 18 months in the White House for his approval rating to slip to 44 percent in Gallup polling, and it took George W. Bush 4½ years to fall that far. Mr. Trump got there before even being sworn in.Indeed, Mr. Trump will take office on Friday with less popular support than any new president in modern times, according to an array of surveys, a sign that he has failed to rally Americans behind him, beyond the base...
  • Paul Krugman: Calling Trump An Illegitimate President Is An Act Of Patriotism

    01/17/2017 7:09:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    You know with all the rising temperatures caused by Rep. John Lewis’ (D-GA) remarks about President-elect Donald Trump not being a legitimate president, we forgot about liberal economist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman who first said that Trump’s win was illegitimate. Now, Krugman says that calling Trump an illegitimate president is a form of patriotism (via NYT [emphasis mine]: Now Mr. Lewis says that he won’t attend the inauguration of Donald Trump, whom he regards as an illegitimate president. As you might expect, this statement provoked a hysterical, slanderous reaction from the president-elect – who, of course, got his start in...
  • DFU Trump Dossier #1 - His Experience at Oxford

    01/10/2017 9:49:40 PM PST · by doug from upland · 56 replies
    secret contact ^ | 1-10-16 | DFU
    NOTE: #1 in a series of reports I have obtained from secret sources during several face to face meetings in a Washington, DC parking garage. Rather than giving it to Julian Assange, I have chosen to report it exclusively on FreeRepublic. All my source information will be passed on to Rick Wilson so it can be included in a Trump CIA dossier. The Russians certainly have this report and other very damaging information which they intend to use to blackmail President Trump. Much to the joy of Rosie O'Donnell, Meryl Streep, the Hamilton Elector video participants, the wenches from the...
  • The 1987 TV Miniseries That Predicted a Russian Takeover of America (Barf Alert)

    01/10/2017 10:43:31 AM PST · by Zombie Nixon · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | January 07, 2017 | BILL SCHER
    The 1987 TV Miniseries That Predicted a Russian Takeover of America Long since forgotten, ‘Amerika’ was a commercial and artistic flop. Watching it today makes for uncomfortable viewing.
  • Where was Meryl Streep when Obama was prosecuting whistleblowers & bombing weddings?

    01/10/2017 7:55:00 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 18 replies
    RT News ^ | 1-8-2017 | Staff
    Streep’s anti-Trump speech on Sunday night at the Golden Globes was a sublime performance. It was delivered with emotion and grace. A real tear-jerker..... And yet... it also stank. It reeked, in fact. Of pure, unadulterated hypocrisy. Because Streep, sadly, is that common breed of liberal Hollywood hypocrite. You know, the ones whose bleeding heart credentials are suddenly nowhere to be found when the occupant of the White House is a cool Democrat.... But one wonders is Streep even aware, for instance, that the Obama administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all of his predecessors combined? .... where was Streep...
  • Obama’s Legacy Of Deceit

    01/09/2017 7:35:26 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | 5 Jan, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In its remaining days in power, the Obama administration suddenly punished Vladimir Putin’s Russia for allegedly interfering in the U.S. presidential election. It claimed that Russian or Russian-hired hackers tapped into the records of the Democratic National Committee as well as the correspondence of John Podesta, a Clinton advisor. But what the Obama administration did not say was that such cyber-crimes are by now old hat. Both the Russian and Chinese governments have been hacking into far more important U.S. records and government archives for years without earning retaliation The administration also did not mention that the election hacking occurred...
  • MSM biased in favor of Clinton, now blindly supports ‘Russian hack’ reports – WikiLeaks envoy

    01/07/2017 2:13:45 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 17 replies
    R T News ^ | 1-7-2017 | Staff
    The US intelligence report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election is uncritically supported by the same media which was biased in favor of Hillary Clinton during the campaign, WikiLeaks associate Craig Murray told RT. The former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, and a self-proclaimed recipient of Podesta emails, which he said were received from a Democratic Party insider, called the report released on Friday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence ‘hilarious’ and ‘devoid of evidence.’
  • The Daily 202: Donald Trump isolates himself by living in a state of denial on Russia (WaPo Alert)

    01/06/2017 8:47:23 AM PST · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 6, 2017 | James Hohmann
    THE BIG IDEA: As the nation’s top spies brief Donald Trump today on how they concluded that Russia interfered in the election, the president-elect continues to isolate himself. From the truth. From intellectually-honest members of his own party on Capitol Hill. Even from the western alliance. There are few indications that the meeting will prompt Trump to reverse himself after two months of steadfast denials in the face of mounting evidence. [Snip] [Unnamed] Sources who have studied the intelligence say there is essentially incontrovertible evidence that Russia was behind the hacks, that they were authorized at the highest levels of...
  • U.S businesses have added 15.6 million jobs since President Obama became president.

    12/27/2016 10:30:46 AM PST · by james59 · 60 replies
    US NEWS TODAY ^ | 27/12/2016 | lawson james
    When President Obama took office, the economy was losing 800,000 jobs per month. Today, we are in the midst of the longest streak of job growth on record. U.S. businesses have added 15.6 million jobs since early 2010. The unemployment rate has been cut by more than half from its peak. Rising home prices have brought millions of homeowners back above water. We’re less reliant on foreign oil than we have been in nearly three decades. We’ve cut our budget deficit by two-thirds as a share of the economy. Last year, the poverty rate fell by more than any year...
  • The War Against Alternative Information(USA Ministry of Truth)

    01/03/2017 7:06:38 PM PST · by greeneyes · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/3/2017 | greeneyes
    The U.S. establishment is not content simply to have domination over the media narratives on critical foreign policy issues, such as Syria, Ukraine and Russia. It wants total domination. Thus we now have the “Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act” that President Obama signed into law on Dec. 23 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2017, setting aside $160 million to combat any “propaganda” that challenges Official Washington’s version of reality.
  • Obama could use 5 minute window to FORCE SCOTUS PICK Garland!

    01/02/2017 1:41:47 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 121 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan. 2, 2017 | Ryan Saavedra
    Obama has one last chance to force his pick for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, on to the highest court in the land. Obama will have a 5 minute window known as “intersession recess” when he can force the move.
  • Netanyahu Makes Trump His Chump

    01/01/2017 5:29:12 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 98 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 01/01/17 | Thomas L. Friedman
    For those of you confused over the latest fight between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel, let me make it simple: Barack Obama and John Kerry admire and want to preserve Israel as a Jewish and democratic state in the Land of Israel. I have covered this issue my entire adult life and have never met two U.S. leaders more committed to Israel as a Jewish democracy.
  • KKK Leaders Allege Producers Paid Them to Fake Scenes in Canceled A&E Documentary

    01/01/2017 8:58:51 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/30/2016
    The subjects of a TV documentary series about the Ku Klux Klan abruptly canceled last week by A&E allege to Variety that significant portions of what was filmed were fabricated by the producers. Some KKK leaders divulged that they were paid hundreds of dollars in cash each day of filming to compel them on camera to distort the facts of their lives to fit the documentary’s predetermined narrative: tension between Klan members and relatives of theirs who wanted to get out of the Klan. The findings are based on an exclusive Variety investigation based on interviews with over two dozen...
  • With Trump, Russia Goes From Thursday’s Foe of U.S. to Friday’s Friend

    12/31/2016 6:48:18 PM PST · by Innovative · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec. 31, 2016 | NEIL MacFARQUHAR
    The diatribe against the Obama administration on prime-time television by a Russian Foreign Ministry official was hardly unusual in the long history of rocky relations between the United States and Russia. The administration “demonstrated the belief that the strongest has the right to create evil,” Maria Zakharova, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said on the Christmas Day broadcast. From Washington’s perspective, it is the Kremlin that generally personifies evil, a point President Obama made on Thursday in punishing Russia for cyberattacks by directing new sanctions against Moscow and expelling 35 Russian diplomats. “The United States and friends and allies around the...
  • U.S. Punishes Russia for Election Hacking, Ejecting Operatives in DHS

    12/29/2016 1:37:14 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 19 replies
    FreeRepublic.com | December 30, 2016 | Beau T. Fulgracious
    The Obama administration struck back at Russia to cover for the embarrassment of Hillary Clinton's abysmal loss in the Presidential Election November 8, 2016. In addition, the Democrats have lost 1,046 key positions in the upcoming administration and have chosen Russia as their scapegoat. In retaliation, his administration is ejecting 35 Russian intelligence operatives and 3 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operatives. The latter stand accused of attempts at hacking the Secretary of State Election websites of the states of Georgia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Those are the three states that have publicly recognized potential election security breaches from the...
  • Obama Quietly Signs The "Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act" Into Law

    12/26/2016 6:20:40 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 64 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-26-2016 | Tyler Durden
    And so, with the likes of WaPo having already primed the general public to equate "Russian Propaganda" with "fake news" (despite admitting after the fact their own report was essentially "fake"), while the US media has indoctrinated the public to assume that any information which is not in compliance with the official government narrative, or dares to criticize the establishment, is also "fake news" and thus falls under the "Russian propaganda" umbrella, the scene is now set for the US government to legally crack down on every media outlet that the government deems to be "foreign propaganda." Just like that,...
  • Why our journalists are so awful

    12/26/2016 3:50:42 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 23 replies
    Renew America ^ | December 7, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Many people, especially liberals, were surprised that Trump won the election. The surprising thing for me was that so many people were so surprised. What, do liberals actually believe their own lying media? That is shocking. The media have an approval rating below 20%. Surely anyone confronting this stat must conclude that the media are hopelessly incompetent and/or crooked. The New York Times went way off the deep end, announcing a few months ago that defeating Trump was more important than telling the truth. So they had to send a post-election apology to their readers: we're sorry, we'll try to...
  • Abuse of Language Abuse of Power, Josef Pieper

    12/26/2016 2:57:34 PM PST · by rey · 17 replies
    26 Dec 2016
    Has any body read Abus of Language Abuse of Power by Josef Pieper or any other books by Pieper? Would you comment on them please? Good? Recommended? Thanks.
  • Obama's exit interview: I could've won again (Fairy-Tale Alert)

    12/26/2016 1:20:30 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 48 replies
    CNN.Com (Serving Daily Propaganda) ^ | Updated 3:07 PM ET, Mon December 26, 2016 | By Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer
    (CNN)Arguing that Americans still subscribe to his vision of progressive change, President Barack Obama asserted in an interview recently he could have succeeded in this year's election if he was eligible to run. "I am confident in this vision because I'm confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it," Obama told his former senior adviser David Axelrod in an interview for the "The Axe Files" podcast, produced by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN.
  • Obama Quietly Signs The “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” Into Law

    12/26/2016 4:57:27 AM PST · by Cheerio · 26 replies
    ETF News ^ | December 25, 2016 | ETF News
    (ZHE) Late on Friday, with the US population embracing the upcoming holidays and oblivious of most news emerging from the administration, Obama quietly signed into law the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which authorizes $611 billion for the military in 2017. In a statement, Obama said that: Today, I have signed into law S. 2943, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017.” This Act authorizes fiscal year 2017 appropriations principally for the Department of Defense and for Department of Energy national security programs, provides vital benefits for military personnel and their families, and includes authorities to facilitate...
  • More States Consider Working Around the Electoral College

    12/23/2016 12:33:48 PM PST · by mdittmar · 154 replies
    abcnews ^ | Dec 23, 2016, | susan haigh, associated press
    Frustrated after seeing another candidate secure the presidency without winning the national popular vote, mostly Democratic lawmakers in several capitols want their states to join a 10-year-old movement to work around the Electoral College. In states including Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Mexico, legislators have said they plan to introduce legislation that would require their state's Electoral College voters cast ballots for the presidential candidate who earns the most votes nationwide, regardless of the statewide results. "Every vote in this country should have equal weight. The Electoral College is a relic of a bygone era, and we need to change...
  • Hollywood’s Gun-Control Dud

    12/23/2016 6:11:25 AM PST · by richardb72 · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | December 23, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Miss Sloane, a highly anticipated movie demonizing the NRA and calling for gun control, has bombed. The movie succeeded only in emphasizing the top-down nature of the gun-control campaign and how little intensity there is for more regulations. The movie seemed to have everything going for it. Liberal movie critics loved it, and it was backed by a hefty ad budget along with heaps of favorable news coverage. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has already nominated the movie’s star, Jessica Chastain, for a prestigious Golden Globe, considered a strong predictor of the Oscars. But two weeks after its national release,...
  • Record Label Expresses Outrage Over Kid Rock’s Trump-Themed Apparel (call a waaambulance!)

    12/22/2016 12:13:41 PM PST · by drewh · 26 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | December 21, 2016 ast | by Gerry Urbanek
    Citing “overwhelming demand,” rock and roll musician Kid Rock recently started selling Donald Trump-themed apparel. One of three T-shirts tied to the president-elect depicts a post-election map with Republican states labeled “United States of America” and Democratic states labeled “Dumbf—istan.” Another features the words “God, Guns & Trump.” The third includes an image of Trump along with a crude message directed at his opponents. The hat, which is a spinoff of Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” cap, reads “Make America Badass Again.” The items are available through Kid Rock’s online store. (Warning: Some items feature vulgar language.) Related VideoBoone...
  • How white supremacy lifts liberal whites

    12/22/2016 11:55:50 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 21, 2016 | Gail Cornwall
    On a warm Friday morning in Lafayette, one of San Francisco’s wealthiest suburbs, a man named Olivier strolled down Mount Diablo Boulevard with his mother, nephew and 3-month-old daughter. A car approached the native New Yorker, the son of a Nigerian father and French Canadian mother. The sedan slowed. A window rolled down. “White power!” the driver yelled and then sped off.
  • Norman Lear Sitcoms ‘All in the Family,’ ‘The Jeffersons’ Being Eyed by Sony for Reboots

    12/19/2016 2:30:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    variety.com ^ | December 16, 2016 | 07:00PM PT | Senior TV Reporter Daniel Holloway
    Sony Pictures Television is in very early stages of rebooting several classic sitcoms from TV legend Norman Lear as miniseries — including “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons,” and “Good Times” — Variety has learned exclusively. The idea currently being discussed by Lear and Sony executives would be to have new actors recreate classic episodes of the shows, working from the original scripts, and package them as short, six-episode anthologies. The scripts would be treated similar to plays being mounted in new productions. “There is some talk about doing some of the original shows, redoing them with today’s stars,” Lear...
  • Ken Burns: Student of History—or Left-Wing Gasbag?

    12/17/2016 11:22:41 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 68 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | December 16, 2016 | Arne Steinberg
    Ken Burns claims, “For nearly forty years now, I have diligently practiced a conscious neutrality in my work.” This “neutrality” includes the following: In 2008, the Democratic National Committee chose Burns to produce the introductory video for Senator Edward Kennedy’s Democratic National Convention speech, which, according to Politico, presented Kennedy as “the modern Ulysses bringing his party home to port.” When Burns endorsed Barack Obama for the U.S. presidency in December 2007, he compared Obama to Abraham Lincoln. In 2012, Burns wrote, “Like FDR, Obama has walked us back from the brink. He averted a depression, ended one war and...
  • Fake News was birthed over two years ago in China. Zuckerberg was its stepfather ...

    12/17/2016 6:35:34 AM PST · by true believer forever · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 28, 2014 | China Real Time Report
    China intends to root out a “disease” it says is plaguing the nation’s news industry: extortion and so-called fake news. According to the People’s Daily, the official mouthpiece of the Communist Party, such a phenomenon “seriously damages the image of news workers, corrodes the credibility and authoritative nature of the news media, is strongly opposed by all sectors of society, and bitterly detested by the people.” China’s purges of so-called “fake news” have also at times been motivated along apparently political lines.
  • Facebook is censor-in-chief

    12/15/2016 2:46:47 PM PST · by Pkilmartin · 18 replies
    National Montitor ^ | 12/15/2015 | Paul Kilmartin
    Read my latest on why Facebook is a tool of big brother.
  • National Geographic and Katie Couric Chronicle the GENDER REVOLUTION with Moving 2-Hour Documentary

    12/15/2016 1:49:50 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 73 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/15/2016 | Business Wire
    It used to appear so simple for many of us: you were a boy or you were a girl. Girls wore pink, and boys wore blue; girls played with dolls, and boys played with trucks. Yet around the globe, these traditional notions of gender are changing rapidly, and labels are no longer so clear cut. National Geographic sets out to explore this evolving concept of gender through the lens of science, society and culture in the groundbreaking new two-hour documentary GENDER REVOLUTION: A JOURNEY WITH KATIE COURIC, premiering Monday, Feb. 6, at 9/8c. Produced by Katie Couric Media with National...
  • Actress Ali Wentworth: When Trump Won My 14-Year-Old Daughter Complained There’d be “No Abortions!”

    12/14/2016 6:46:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Life News ^ | December 14, 2016 | Kristine Marsh
    Nothing could make a liberal power couple’s hearts swell up with pride more than the sweet sounds of their young daughter throwing a pro-abortion hissy fit. That’s exactly what happened Tuesday on The View, when actress/comedian Ali Wentworth, married to ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos, boasted about how “upset” her young daughter was with Trump’s win. Wentworth bragged that the 14-year-old ranted and raved around their home afterwards, sulking about abortion and “women’s rights.” You know, the typical story told around the watercooler except on national television. As The View hosts tried to shift the conversation to Wentworth’s new TV show,...
  • Star Trek: Discovery Finds Its Lead With a Current Walking Dead Actress

    12/14/2016 7:31:05 PM PST · by SMGFan · 126 replies
    TVGuide ^ | December 14, 2016
    Star Trek: Discovery finally has its star. The Walking Dead's Sonequa Martin-Green will headline the first Star Trek series in over a decade for CBS All Access, TVGuide.com has learned. Martin-Green will play a lieutenant commander in the new series hitting CBS' streaming network in May 2017. This is the first time that a Star Trek series won't be anchored by a character playing a captain, but according to Entertainment Weekly, who first reported the news, Martin-Green's character's position as lieutenant will have "caveats." Casting an African-American female to lead the series was a big priority for the show's original...
  • Newt Gingrich: Say ‘Propaganda Media’ Not ‘News Media’ (speech to Heritage Foundation)

    12/13/2016 4:54:10 PM PST · by drewh · 20 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | December 13, 2016 2:35 pm | Brian Tashman
    Today at the Heritage Foundation, Newt Gingrich delivered a speech on “Trumpism” in which he lavished praise on President-elect Donald Trump and promoted his new ebook on Trump’s campaign while skewering the pontificating elites of the establishment. “Donald Trump is the grizzly bear in ‘The Revenant,’” Gingrich said. “If you get his attention, he will get awake. When he gets awake, he will walk over and bite your face off.” He said that while Trump’s “low energy” hit on his former GOP rival Jeb Bush was “totally untrue,” it was so effective that it proved Trump’s ability to read an...
  • Senate Quietly Passes The "Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act"

    12/11/2016 11:24:17 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    While we wait to see if and when the Senate will pass (and president will sign) Bill "H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017", which was passed by the House at the end of November with an overwhelming majority and which seeks to crack down on websites suspected of conducting Russian propaganda and calling for the US government to "counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence … carried out in coordination with, or at the behest of, political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation and the role of the Russian Federation has been...
  • Senate Leaders Offer Trump A Solution With New Deportation Deferral Plan For Dreamers [AMNESTY?]

    12/10/2016 9:45:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 9, 2016 | Lisa Mascaro.
    <p>Lisa Mascaro.</p> <p>President-elect Donald Trump promised this week to "work something out" for the Dreamers, and on Friday, two senators served up a possible solution.</p> <p>Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will introduce legislation Friday to give young immigrants three years of protection from deportation under a new program allowing them to work, go to school or the military, and remain in the U.S. if they are otherwise lawful.</p>
  • HR 4310 passes in NDAA authorizing propaganda on American Citizens(2013)

    12/10/2016 8:08:24 AM PST · by EBH · 7 replies
    Opsec News ^ | 1/2/2013 | Abrams Hap
    On January 2, 2013 President Barack Obama signed and enacted into “law” HR 4310, also known as Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012, which was part of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). A large majority of concerned Americans were focused on the indefinite detention of US Citizens without trial clause contained in the NDAA, and missed HR 4310 which received little to no attention. The US Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, more commonly known as the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948, was first introduced as the Bloom Bill in December 1945 in the 79th Congress and subsequently passed...
  • Climate change film 'An Inconvenient Truth' gets a sequel

    12/09/2016 7:07:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2016 9:37 PM EST
    Al Gore’s climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” is getting a sequel. Paramount Pictures said Friday the follow-up to the Oscar-winning original will premiere at next January’s Sundance Film Festival. In the new documentary, former Vice President Gore examines global warming’s escalation and the solutions at hand, Paramount said. …
  • Washington Post Appends "Russian Propaganda Fake News" Story, Admits It May Be Fake

    12/07/2016 6:48:46 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 34 replies
    In the latest example why the "mainstream media" is facing a historic crisis of confidence among its readership, facing unprecedented blowback following Craig Timberg November 24 Washington Post story "Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say", on Wednesday a lengthy editor's note appeared on top of the original article in which the editor not only distances the WaPo from the "experts" quoted in the original article whose "work" served as the basis for the entire article (and which became the most read WaPo story the day it was published) but also admits the Post could not...
  • Senate Passes Major Portman-Murphy Counter-Propaganda Bill as Part of NDAA

    12/09/2016 4:06:02 AM PST · by EBH · 96 replies
    Portman/Senate ^ | 12/8/2016 | Rob Portman
    Portman/Murphy Bill Promotes Coordinated Strategy to Defend America, Allies Against Propaganda and Disinformation from Russia, China & Others WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) today announced that their Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act – legislation designed to help American allies counter foreign government propaganda from Russia, China, and other nations – has passed the Senate as part of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report. The bipartisan bill, which was introduced by Senators Portman and Murphy in March, will improve the ability of the United States to counter foreign propaganda and...
  • Washington Post Appends "Russian Propaganda Fake News" Story, Admits It May Be Fake

    12/08/2016 4:27:22 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-8-2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the latest example why the "mainstream media" is facing a historic crisis of confidence among its readership, facing unprecedented blowback following Craig Timberg November 24 Washington Post story "Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say".... ......on Wednesday a lengthy editor's note appeared on top of the original article in effect admitting the entire story may have been, drumroll......... "fake news"
  • The EU is Demanding That American Tech Giants Crack Down On Hate Speech

    12/05/2016 6:03:49 AM PST · by dubyagee · 49 replies
    businessinsider.fr ^ | 12-5-16 | Rob Price and Reuters
    Facebook, Twitter, Google's YouTube and Microsoft must act faster to tackle online hate speech or they will face laws forcing them to do so, the European Commission said on Sunday. .... This included removing or disabling access to the content if necessary, better cooperation with civil society organizations and the promotion of "counter-narratives" to hate speech.
  • Less Than 1 In 3 Trust Mainstream Media, Martin Armstrong Warns "Their End Is Near"

    12/01/2016 10:28:35 AM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-1-2016 | Martin Armstrong/Tyler Durdent
    Tyler DurdenDecember 1, 2016 Submitted by Martin Armstrong via ArmstrongEconomics.com Gallup first began asking if Americans trusted the mainstream media in 1972. America’s trust and confidence in mainstream media stood at its highest level back in 1976 at 72%. Of course, that was due to the investigative journalism regarding Vietnam, and naturally Woodward and Berstein, with the Watergate scandal. Following that period, the media began to attack the right with Reagan. By the late 1990s, the Americans’ trust in the media fell steadily into the low to mid 50% level. Following 2005, the trust in mainstream media dropped into the...
  • Electoral College Voters Form Group To Block Trump Presidency [fake news-jimrob]

    12/01/2016 9:30:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/01/16 | BROOKE SEIPEL
    Electoral College voters based in Colorado have formed a political non-profit to block Donald Trump from the presidency. According to The Denver Post, Michael Baca, a Democratic elector, filed paperwork Tuesday with the Colorado Secretary of State's Office to create the "Hamilton Electors," a group able to fundraise unlimited donations from individuals, corporations and labor unions for political reasons. The goal of the group is to convince Republican and Democratic Electoral College voters to unify behind a Republican alternative for President or force an Electoral College deadlock. “I was opposed, actually, to raising money because I would prefer to just...
  • CNN host suggests Americans wear hijabs to show solidarity with fearful Muslims

    11/30/2016 2:29:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 67 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/29/16 | Douglas Ernst
    A CNN host used a segment on Islamophobia on Monday to suggest American non-Muslims may want to start wearing hijabs. “New Day” with Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota featured a piece titled “The Trump transition: Fearful Muslim women take steps to be safe” just hours before Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 20, attempted to use a vehicle and a butcher knife to kill Ohio State University students. The ill-timed story ended with Ms. Camerota discussing ways to ease the fears of Muslim Americans. “Maybe there will be a movement where people wear the head scarf in solidarity. You know, even if...
  • Norland Middle students star in LGBT film ‘Moonlight’

    11/27/2016 5:15:17 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Two students from Norland Middle School in Miami Gardens had staring roles in the LGBT film, “Moonlight.” “Moonlight” tells the story of Chiron, a young man working to navigate life in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood, all while being gay.
  • The problem with Donald Trump's stance on global warming (CBS News "live science")

    11/26/2016 5:37:05 PM PST · by Innovative · 66 replies
    CBS News ^ | Nov. 26, 2016 | Mark Lennihan, AP
    Is there reason to doubt climate change because some of the nation’s hottest days happened in 1898, as President-elect Donald Trump told the New York Times in an interview Tuesday? In an exchange with Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and staff about climate change on Tuesday (Nov. 22), Trump said, “I have an open mind to it,” but later added, “You know the hottest day ever was in 1890-something, 98. You know, you can make lots of cases for different views.” However, it’s misleading to single out a weather event — such as a particularly hot day in 1898 — as evidence...
  • Enemies of Language

    11/24/2016 4:10:30 AM PST · by randita · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/24/16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>What would happen if conservatives started to change the words we use for political ends?</p> <p>Throughout history, revolutionaries of all stripes have warped the meaning of words to subvert reality.</p> <p>And now here we go again, with another effort — spearheaded by the media and universities — to use any linguistic means necessary to achieve political ends.</p>
  • Greenfield: You Are Being Lied To

    11/19/2016 3:36:11 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 54 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, November 18, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, November 18, 2016 You Are Being Lied To Posted by Daniel Greenfield Media schizophrenia. Every quantum leap in mass communications also made possible a vast improvement in propaganda techniques. Nazi and Soviet propaganda looks as crude to us as a Babbage calculating machine. Virtual reality isn't something that's coming. It's here. It's been here for a while. The potent combination of media budgets and crowdsourced social media distribution has allowed for a previously unparalleled level of propaganda that creates and inhabits its own virtual reality. There's a name for that sort of thing. Schizophrenia. What happens when the schizophrenic...
  • Liberals are doubling down on 'comedy news'

    11/24/2016 11:27:47 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 21 Nov 2016 | Kyle Smith
    There’s been a lot of discussion in the media whether the president-elect of the United States should be “normalized.” I’d say that point became moot when Donald Trump reached 270 electoral votes around 2 a.m. on Nov. 9. Here’s a more relevant question: When will the media stop normalizing the political musings of Jon Stewart, Larry Wilmore, Trevor Noah and all the other late-night comics? When will the leading news organizations stop mistaking court jesters for seasoned experts? Implicitly, the members of this crew boast of their lack of interest in understanding political issues every time they try to deflect...
  • Clinton's Lead Passes The 2 Million Mark

    11/23/2016 11:55:58 AM PST · by zeestephen · 128 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 23 November 2016 | David M. Jackson
    Hillary Clinton's margin in the popular vote against President-elect Donald Trump has surpassed 2 million...
  • We're Being Played (understanding the propaganda of the hidden government)

    11/19/2016 11:19:05 AM PST · by GilGil · 12 replies
    PeakProsperity ^ | 11/19/2016 | Chris Marteson
    (…) His students' reaction is NOT about losing an election. It's because these people watch media, and the (Clinton-controlled) media spent the last four months working overtime to program everyone in the country that Trump is a soulless monster come to eat them and their families, roasting their babies on a spit while laughing, and so on. This emotional programming has been extremely effective. That's why people are rioting now. Not because they aren't good losers, but because they've been successfully emotionally programmed by the Clinton Campaign's media arm (CNN, CNBC, and millions of scary social media posts), who are...