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  • 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...
  • Uniting through Voice and Song In a time of political change, we celebrate the values that unite us

    11/15/2016 7:44:08 PM PST · by DonBeto · 10 replies
    MIT SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES ARTS AND SCIENCES ^ | November 15, 2016 | MELISSA NOBLES MIT SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES ARTS AND SCIENCESMIT SHASS
    Uniting through Voice and Song In a time of political change, we celebrate the values that unite us at MIT Join us on Thursday, November 17, Lobby 10, 7pm Dear members of the MIT community, Last week's presidential election is sure to bring about changes, and in times of change it is important that our community remain connected and energized — dedicated to discovery, respect, and kindness, and open to excellence from everywhere in the world. As President Reif has emphasized, change in Washington will not change the values that unite us at MIT. I invite you to join me...
  • Wall Or No Wall: Trump Needs The Mexican Oil Industry

    11/15/2016 2:32:23 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 34 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 15-11-2016 | Trumpster
    Two of Donald Trump’s main pledges during the presidential race were building a wall along the border with Mexico, and making the U.S. energy-independent. Now that the election is over, these issues are coming to the fore. First, the president-elect said that the wall, which he mentioned on the campaign trail and in numerous debates, is still very much on the table, though what type of “wall” that may be is an unknow. Second, he said he planned to start deporting illegal aliens—those with criminal records—which could amount to as many as three million individuals. Despite “The Wall”, the deportation...
  • Trump faces backlash over appointing Bannon as a top aide, a choice critics say ...

    11/14/2016 11:26:20 AM PST · by Innovative · 105 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov. 14, 2016 | Elise Viebeck, Katie Zezima and Jerry Markon
    President-elect Donald Trump faces a growing backlash against his decision to name campaign chairman and former Breitbart News head Stephen K. Bannon as chief strategist at the White House, a choice critics say will empower white nationalists. A chorus of advocacy groups, commentators and congressional Democrats denounced Bannon as a proponent of racist, anti-Semitic and misogynistic views as Trump began his first full week as president-elect. Trump named Bannon his chief strategist and senior counselor on Sunday while also appointing Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to be his chief of staff.
  • Fearmongering Propaganda Is Immensely Profitable--And Distracting

    11/14/2016 7:02:24 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    charleshughsmith.blogspot.com ^ | 11-13-2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Sunday, November 13, 2016 Charles Hugh Smith If you want to stop being played as a chump, turn off the CNN/MSM and disengage from the self-referential social media distraction. Let's start by asking: if Trump had lost and his supporters had angrily taken to the streets, destroying private property and threatening police officers while proclaiming "not my president," would the mainstream media have characterized the rioters differently than it has the pro-Clinton rioters? Any fair-minded observer knows the answer is yes: the CNN/MSM would have lambasted the "rioting deplorables" as "what's wrong with America." Substitution is a useful tool to...
  • NPR: Change the staff or shut the operation down

    11/13/2016 6:27:13 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 43 replies
    NPR News this morning | 13 November 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Mr. Trump, please, do something about NPR (National Public Radio) upon taking office. That is one media outlet that can be changed or shut down. This morning I listened to their propaganda and they were talking about some girl who had allegedly been mistreated at school after the election. She and a boy had heated discussions prior to the election and he said something after the election that offended her. They used that incident as a platform to insinuate that Trump supporters all over the nation were persecuting Clinton supporters...when in reality, the exact opposite is true. Please do something...
  • A Vote for Trump Was A Hate Crime (Comedy gold)

    11/10/2016 4:18:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 10, 2016 | Cathy Renna
    We are all still reeling from the shock of the election results. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote yet we now must brace ourselves for a Trump Administration. The more I think about it and see the reactions from all sides, the more this feels like the aftermath of an attack ― a literal attack ― on our communities. The groups that those “deplorables” love to hate and feel threatened by are now under attack: LGBT people, people of color, women, Muslims, the disabled and many others. This election was a hate crime. Not physical but psychological, and one that...
  • Donald Trump Just Said He'll Consider Keeping Some Major Parts of Obamacare

    11/11/2016 2:14:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    Fortune ^ | NOVEMBER 11, 2016 | Sy Mukherjee
    He has repeatedly called the law a “disaster” and pledged full repeal. President-elect Donald Trump just announced his first big possible compromise. And it’s on, of all things, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare. Trump made President Obama’s health reform law one of his scariest political boogeymen during the 2016 campaign. He called it a “disaster” that’s crushing consumers with spiraling costs and fleeing insurers (the reality is considerably more complicated despite very legitimate problems with the ACA). And Congressional Republicans, who have voted to repeal Obamacare upwards of 60 times during the now-lame duck president’s tenure, have pledged...
  • Donald Trump, in Exclusive Interview, Tells WSJ He Is Willing to Keep Parts of Obama Health Law

    11/11/2016 12:40:58 PM PST · by Kevin C · 184 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/11/2016 | GERARD BAKER and MONICA LANGLEY
    NEW YORK—President-elect Donald Trump said that, after conferring with President Barack Obama, he would consider leaving in place certain parts of the Affordable Care Act, an indication of possible compromise after a campaign in which he pledged repeatedly to repeal the 2010 health law. In his first interview since his election earlier this week, Mr. Trump said one priority was moving “quickly” on the president’s signature health initiative, which he argued has become so unworkable and expensive that “you can’t use it.” Yet, Mr. Trump also showed a willingness to preserve at least two provisions of the health law after...
  • Britain may join USA, Canada and Mexico in new free trade area after Brexit

    11/11/2016 11:25:56 AM PST · by NRx · 55 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-11-2016 | Christopher Hope
    Britain could become an “associate” member of the North American Free Trade Area after it leaves the European Union, it has emerged. The plan was first proposed nearly 20 years ago by US senator Newt Gingrich, who is now tipped to be President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state. Conservative MPs are backing the idea as a way of ensuring that Britain makes the most of opportunities after it leaves the EU, which is currently likely to be March 2019. Nafta looks set to be reformed or scrapped after Mr Trump repeatedly attacked it during the US presidential campaign. This week...
  • Poll: Public overwhelmingly thinks media is in the tank for Clinton

    11/07/2016 10:28:52 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/2016 | Joe Concha
    The American public thinks the media wants Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to win by an almost 10-to-1 margin, according to a new poll. The Suffolk University/USA Today poll released Friday asks, "Who do you think the media, including major newspapers and TV stations, would like to see elected president: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?" Of the 1,000 adults surveyed, 75.9 percent answered Clinton, while just 7.9 percent picked Trump, the Republican nominee. Just more than 16 percent of respondents chose either "neither" or "undecided."
  • FBI Completes Review of Clinton Emails, No Change in Conclusion

    11/06/2016 2:35:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 216 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/6 | Julie Pace, Lisa Lerer and Jill Colvin
    FBI Director James Comey announced the development in a letter to Congress that was made public Sunday afternoon, just two days before Election DayFBI Director James Comey abruptly announced Sunday that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges related to newly discovered emails from her tenure at the State Department, lifting a cloud of uncertainty that has shadowed the final days of her presidential campaign. In a letter to congressional lawmakers two days before Election Day, Comey said the FBI has worked "around the clock to process and review a large number of emails" obtained from a device belonging to...
  • China is Rapidly Seizing Control of America's Largest Propaganda Machine-Hollywood...Huge Problem!

    11/05/2016 1:07:07 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 47 replies
    Daily Caller.com ^ | November 5, 2016 | Ryan Pickrell
    China is getting more and more involved in the American movie business, and there may be some negative consequences. The Dalian Wanda Group, a Chinese multinational conglomerate corporation, plans to invest billions of dollars in Hollywood’s “Big Six” studios, the China Daily reported. Wanda controls thousands of movie screens around the world and is owned by the richest man in China, billionaire Wang Jianlin.
  • Trump’s un-American campaign: Unleashing the worst

    11/03/2016 1:35:01 PM PDT · by detective · 51 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    Animosity against the news media flared at Trump’s rallies on Wednesday as he accused reporters of taking part in a “rigged” system. The tension was particularly acute in Miami, where the usual buffer zone between supporters and the traveling press was missing. Screaming supporters stood just inches away from reporters. At one point, the candidate appeared to single out NBC News reporter Katy Tur for criticism, as he has done before. “We have massive crowds. There’s something happening. They’re not reporting it. Katy, you’re not reporting it, Katy. There’s something happening, Katy. There’s something happening, Katy,” Trump said.
  • Pivot TV Shuts Down: Why Participant Media’s Millennial Cable Network Couldn’t Survive

    10/31/2016 8:53:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    IndieWire ^ | 10/31/2016 | Michael Schneider
    Pivot just couldn’t pivot fast enough. The small cable channel shuts down on Monday, ending its short life with the film “Good Night, and Good Luck,” the 2005 movie about Edward R. Murrow produced by Pivot owner Participant Media. The movie’s title is an appropriate farewell for Pivot, and perhaps also serves as a message for the cable industry in general — as more networks face an uncertain future in the wake of so-called “skinny bundles” (cable packages with fewer channels) and the growth of cord-cutting. […] The company is believed to have invested around $200 million into the enterprise,...
  • Why Would Anybody With Any Brains Vote For Hillary-Joseph Goebbels Showed Us How

    10/31/2016 8:41:51 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 17 replies
    The internet group of people who recognize why America is being destroyed from within | October 31, 2016 | Stayfree
    Joseph Goebbels did for Germany what Saul Alinsky, Bill Ayers, Barry Obama and Hillary Clinton did for America...destroy traditional values to achieve commie values.
  • Is Trump Right About Putin?

    10/30/2016 6:06:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    NYT ^ | October 25, 2016 | Kathryn Stoner & Matthew Rojansky
    October 25, 2016 Is Trump Right About Putin? One of the surprises of the 2016 election is to have a Republican candidate saying the United States needs to be more conciliatory toward the autocratic Russian president Vladimir V. Putin. Meanwhile, the Democrat is talking tough. Russia is enabling the slaughter in Syria, occupies part of Ukraine and threatens action in the Baltic region. But would it still make sense for the United States to try to deal more closely with Russia? /snip Diplomatic Isolation of Russia Is Counterproductive Matthew Rojansky 3:20 AM The current U.S. approach to Russia has failed....
  • CNN Female Propagandist "Clinton News Network" GETS KO'D on Air defending Crooked Hillary (Wow!)

    10/29/2016 7:55:56 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    Must see takedown of CNN Anchor! I would vote for her in a heartbeat.
  • "Kuznetsov" stuck with no fuel in the Mediterranean Sea.

    10/28/2016 7:23:29 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 104 replies
    BY24.org ^ | 10/27/2016 | Administrator in charge
    Comical march of so-called "Russian aircraft carrier group" headed by aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" to the shores of Syria at war, amused the entire Internet, it seems, risks to become the biggest shame in the history of the Russian Navy. The reason is simple: no country in the region has agreed to fill the aggressor ships. By all indications, they will be destined to stupid drift in the Mediterranean without fuel until they get own tanker with fuel oil from Russia itself. The last hope of the Kremlin admirals was refueling in Malta, but today, 27 October, Foreign Minister of...
  • ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Blames ‘Gun Nuts’ for Mass Shootings

    10/27/2016 4:13:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/27/2016 | Erik Soderstrom
    The latest episode of Hawaii Five-0, “Ke Ku ‘Ana,” is full of embarrassing falsehoods and other anti-gun propaganda. Kyle Kane is a deranged father who blames gun culture for the mass shooting perpetrated by his son, so he holds a room full of hostages at gunpoint to send a message. Left unstated: Kyle’s son obtained his firearm through a straw purchase, a process that is already illegal and carries a sentence of up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the purchase alone even if the illegally purchased firearm were never used in another crime. As irrational...
  • The man behind the Clinton Psyops Machine - Robert Cialdini

    10/26/2016 4:59:50 AM PDT · by TruthFactor · 21 replies
    Blog - Mathijs Koenraadt ^ | 10/16/2016 | Mathijs Koenraadt
    If you haven’t read the latest book on Pre-suasion by professor Robert Cialdini, a persuasion expert, let me detail below how the mainstream media is actively deploying pre-suasion tricks in order to secure a Clinton “win”. Or rather, how they intend to make the American people comply with a rigged election. Dilbert creator Scott Adams, himself a persuasion expert, also believes professor Cialdini has been helping the Clinton campaign. Besides, as Cialdini writes, something of this scale has been done before. In order to win the people’s support for continued wars in the Middle East, the establishment media decided to...
  • WaPo: Donald Trump's chances of winning are approaching zero (LOL alert)

    10/25/2016 12:19:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2016 | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    The election is in 15 days. And the electoral map just keeps looking grimmer and grimmer for Donald Trump. We are making three changes to The Fix map this week, all favoring Hillary Clinton. First, we are moving Nevada, where Trump had shown surprising strength for much of this year, from "toss up" to "lean Democratic" amid signs that the state is slipping away from him. ... Trump's collapse in the state is badly impacting Republicans's chances of winning Sen. Harry Reid's (D) open seat. ... We're also moving Utah - yes, Utah! - from "lean Republican" to "toss up"...
  • (Vanity) What To Expect These Next 14 Days."Hillary Is Leading By Huge Margins In All Swing States".

    10/23/2016 3:21:31 PM PDT · by Pence_Dispenser · 111 replies
    And it's already started.Even on Fox News.Every leftist commentator will at some point say,"Look,Hillary is already way ahead in every swing state".They are going to just keep pushing this lie on all cable news networks every chance they get. No matter what the credible polls are saying, they wont mention it, it's just going to be that Trump is still at 38% and Hillary is leading in all of the swing states, therefore Republicans may as well all stay home. Meanwhile, the "Trump Army" of about 70 Million aren't falling for any of this nonsense !!
  • Report: Trump victory will likely lead to major downfall of global financial markets

    10/22/2016 4:06:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 113 replies
    AOL News ^ | 22/10/16
    X On Friday, the non-partisan Brookings Institution released a paper which describes the expected impact of the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election on the global financial markets, reports the Huffington Post. Authored by the University of Michigan's Justin Wolfers and Dartmouth College's Eric Zitzewitz, the piece notes, "...we estimate that market participants believe that a Trump victory would reduce the value of the S&P 500, the UK, and Asian stock markets by 10-15%, would reduce the oil price by $4, would lead to a 25% decline in the Mexican Peso, and would significantly increase expected future stock market...
  • ampaign yet again distracts from Podesta revelations with misinformation about RT

    10/21/2016 11:46:08 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 40 replies
    RT.com ^ | 21 Oct, 2016 | Staff
    As WikiLeaks continues to release emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta, team Clinton has attempted to deflect attention from the content, by again accusing Russia of “weaponizing” false information. After 14 separate batches leaks from Podesta’s email account, RT journalists simply doing their job and searching the WikiLeaks public database to uncover potentially damaging correspondence is enough for the Clinton campaign to continue claiming it is evidence of an alleged Russian conspiracy to interfere in the US elections
  • The German Propaganda arm from WW2 is alive and well in the US.

    10/20/2016 7:13:48 AM PDT · by JayAr36 · 30 replies
    10/20/16 | jayar36
    The propagandists left over after the WW2 must have left an awful lot of literature on how to misuse major media to influence the electorate. It is amazing that there is so much information available on the Clinton Crime Cartel and the media seems to have their blinders affixed in such a way that they cannot see it. We have the most evil, corrupt, vile person in the form of Hillary and all the information proving that is totally buried by the propaganda arm of the Cartel, meaning the MSM. They have hidden everything negative about their candidate to the...
  • “This Is Who I Am” – Lindsay Lohan Speaks Up On Islam Backlash (Recent Convert)

    10/19/2016 5:23:07 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 19 replies
    Emirates Woman ^ | 10-18-2016 | jack Rogers
    The refugees are arriving on a continent that since World War II has become home to a third of the world’s immigrants. Europe’s major countries, which once sent their huddled masses to the United States, now have foreign-born populations comparable to that of the United States. But only some European minds and fewer European hearts have adjusted to that reality. Even in the U.S., which John F. Kennedy called “a nation of immigrants,” immigration is a divisive issue—and always has been. In the 1750s Benjamin Franklin worried that too many Germans were coming to Pennsylvania. He said they had a...
  • Do Not Trust Any Polls - October Surprise Thread #2

    10/18/2016 8:27:31 PM PDT · by 1-Eagle · 41 replies
    The Vanity Post | 18 October 2016 | 1Eagle
    In 1996, The Clintons used Polls as Propaganda to suppress the Dole/Kemp Campaign. Imagine trying to get donations, recruit volunteers, or attract people to your rallies if your team has been behind in the polls by as much as 27% all summer, and those polls have been pounded into your brain 24/7. Thats what happened to Dole/Kemp. Take a look at the poll averages for 1996 here:1996 Polling on wikipedia This example of polls being used as propaganda is instructive. Notice how Clinton is said to be leading by as much as 27% during one week! Yet on election day...
  • Clinton, Trump neck-and-neck in new Texas poll

    10/18/2016 3:57:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 106 replies
    CNN ^ | October 18, 2016 | Sophie Tatum,
    Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton is narrowing in on Donald Trump's lead in Texas, according to a new poll released on Tuesday. Trump leads Clinton 41% to 38%, according to the latest University of Houston survey. Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson stands in third place with 4% support, followed by Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 1%, with 11% undecided. GOP presidential candidates have won Texas by no less than 11 percentage points since 2000, according to a memo accompanying the poll results. Democrats last won Texas in a presidential race in 1976. The poll also showed that, despite Trump's narrow lead,...
  • The KKK, Hillary, Congressman Weiner, and Obama [aw!m vanity]

    10/13/2016 3:27:59 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 7 replies
    Arthur W. March
    Hillary's mentor, Robert KKK Byrd, would have been one giddy old cuss if he were alive today. When I was five years old a neighbor had tricked me into laughing at a few KKK rhymes which dehumanized black people. My mother put a stop to it pronto and then finessed the matter brilliantly. An art student [very popular with her junior college teacher at the time] she taught me in creative ways that 'black is beautiful'. Took me years to fully comprehend, but it was my first lesson in counter-propaganda. And just think of the century and a half that...
  • Trump’s truest believers start to worry: ‘You could easily lose this election’

    10/10/2016 11:23:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 79 replies
    Wash Post via MSN ^ | 10-11-2016 | Jenna Johnson
    The morning after the vice-presidential debate, Cathy Frasca woke at 5 a.m. and hand-wrote a four-page letter to Donald Trump that said: “It is obvious that you could easily lose this election.” The 89-year-old grandmother urged Trump to release his taxes, ignore the controversies that Hillary Clinton tries to start, stop tweeting at 3 a.m. and remember that “Bill Clinton is not running for election, so please avoid using precious time to discuss his sex life.” Instead, Frasca wrote, Trump should tell voters about how he will improve the country. “You know what to do but time is running out,”...
  • Matt Drudge Suggests Government May Be Lying About Hurricane Matthew

    10/07/2016 9:45:21 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 93 replies
    Matt Drudge, author of the conservative media site DrudgeReport.com, is being ridiculed over his tweets in advance of Hurricane Matthew's arrival in Florida. Thursday afternoon and early Friday morning, the conservative firebrand took to Twitter to imply that the storm might not be as powerful as government officials say it is. First he tweeted: "The deplorables are starting to wonder if govt has been lying to them about Hurricane Matthew intensity to make exaggerated point on climate."
  • Trinh Thi Ngo, Broadcaster Called ‘Hanoi Hannah’ in Vietnam War, Dies

    10/07/2016 9:37:06 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 44 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 4 October 2016 | MIKE IVES
    Trinh Thi Ngo, a soft-spoken radio announcer known as Hanoi Hannah who entertained American forces during the Vietnam War while trying to persuade them that the conflict was immoral, died on Friday in Ho Chi Minh City. She was believed to be 85.
  • Poll: Clinton up 10 on Trump nationally

    10/06/2016 5:51:29 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 163 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/6/16 | Mark Hensch
    Hillary Clinton is 10 points ahead of Donald Trump in a national poll just over a month from Election Day. The Democratic nominee leads her Republican rival 50 percent to 40 percent among likely voters in the Fairleigh Dickinson University survey released Wednesday. ADVERTISEMENT Pollsters found Clinton’s edge is roughly unchanged when respondents are asked about third-party candidates. Clinton leads Trump, 45 percent to 36 percent, in a four-way matchup, with Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson grabbing 11 percent and the Green Party's Jill Stein nabbing 3 percent.
  • Post-debate, Clinton takes the lead

    10/03/2016 5:56:50 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 95 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/3/2016 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    (CNN)Hillary Clinton emerges from the first presidential debate with a five-point lead over Donald Trump in the race for the presidency, having narrowed the enthusiasm gap between her supporters and Trump's, and holding broad advantages over the Republican nominee as the candidate with the right temperament and preparation for the job, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. The survey finds Clinton topping Trump 47% to 42% among likely voters with Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson at 7% and Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 2%. Clinton's boost in the race stems largely from gains on Trump among men (from a 22-point...
  • Vanity: How the Media Helped Clinton Escape His Arkansas Crimes

    10/02/2016 9:41:05 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 25 replies
    seld | Oct. 3, 2016 | self
    In 1991, reports surfaced on Bill Clinton's troubling reputation in Arkansas. There were many eyewitness reports from Arkansas State Troopers of Clinton's bad behavior with women. Some of these troopers were interviewed on radio. The mainstream media spiked these reports which were highly credible. There were two programs on shortwave radio, however, which carried these interviews: Radio Free America, and For the People (Tom Balentine) The shortwave radio station was WWCR. If this is not like living behind the iron curtain, I just do not know any other way to describe it. The American media prevents its people from having...
  • Do Not Trust the Polls - October Surprise Thread #1

    10/01/2016 8:26:40 PM PDT · by 1-Eagle · 55 replies
    The Vanity Post | October 1st, 2016 | 1Eagle
    As I warned you prior to the 1st Debate, there was good reason to be cautious about putting any trust in the polls. Herman Cain has been hammering this topic very efficiently, whereas Sean Hannity actually said he trusts the polls. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A 'SCIENTIFIC POLL'. The average student having done well in any college level Statistics Class can tell you that. The 'margins of error' were blown out of the water so badly in 1996, they they can no longer be said to have any value. Who determines the margin of error? By what means...
  • The weekend America's newspapers called Donald Trump a liar

    09/26/2016 10:49:53 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 26 Sep 2016 | Brian Stetler
    On the weekend leading up to 2016's first presidential debate, four news organizations came to a similar and sweeping conclusion: Donald Trump lies more often than Hillary Clinton. In a normal election year this would be extraordinary. On Sunday editors and reporters at the newsrooms used another word: necessary. The New York Times story — "A Week of Whoppers" — came out first on Saturday. Politico, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times all followed within hours. Several of the editors who were involved said the timing was a coincidence. But there was clearly a desire to publish stories...
  • Moving the Goal Posts for Hillary

    09/25/2016 10:32:41 PM PDT · by 1-Eagle · 11 replies
    The Vanity Post | September 26, 2016 | 1Eagle
    Hillary has no chance to win on issues or leadership. She has done nothing but wreck countries and leave Americans begging for help for 13 hours, and she can only promise more tax and spend at a time when America is saddled with debt and barely getting by on an anemic 1% GDP. So its high time for another one of those infamous Clinton Camp all-nighters with Diet Coke and Pizza to cook up some rhetoric to change the appearance of things, or as we like to call it: "Moving the Goal Posts for Hillary". In this episode, the casual...