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  • Tim Kaine: Donald Trump ‘Chumming Around with the Head of the Klu-Klux-Klan’

    09/14/2016 5:56:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 13, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Tim Kaine accused Donald Trump of “chumming around” with the the Klu-Klux-Klan, asserting that Hillary Clinton was merely talking about white supremacists when she referred to half of his supporters as a “basket of deplorables.”
  • BREAKING: Katie Couric Sued for $12 Million For Defamation In Anti-Gun Documentary

    09/13/2016 10:20:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 9/13/2016 | Bob Owens
    Second Amendment rights advocacy organization the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), along with two of its members, today filed a $12 million defamation lawsuit against Katie Couric, director Stephanie Soechtig, Atlas Films, and Studio 3 Partners LLC d/b/a Epix for false and defamatory footage featured in the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun. The film portrays a fictional exchange in which members of the VCDL appear silent, stumped, and avoiding eye contact for nearly nine seconds after Katie Couric asks a question about background checks. An unedited audio recording of the interview reveals that—contrary to the portrayal in the film—the...
  • Ann Coulter: Media Invented Lie About Trump Mocking Disabled Reporter

    09/01/2016 11:48:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Big Journalism (Breitbart) ^ | August 31, 2016 | Ann Coulter
    Just when you think the media could not possibly become more loathsome, the Fourth Estate bullies prove you wrong again. The Washington Post’s latest ugliness was to exploit the disability of a newspaper reporter in order to smear the Republican nominee for president. Then — and this is the least surprising part of the story — the Post lied about it. Other than the subject of that paragraph — which I slyly switched from Trump to the media — that is an exact paraphrase of the Post’s opening lines from an editorial hawking the media’s most successful lie about Donald...
  • Donald Trump’s latest act of media intimidation sets an alarming precedent

    08/23/2016 6:41:07 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 64 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | August 22, 2016 | Callum Borchers
    Donald Trump has hired the lawyer who helped Hulk Hogan win an invasion-of-privacy case against Gawker and given him a new mission: threaten legal action against several media outlets that picked up a Slovenian magazine's report claiming that Melania Trump worked as an escort in the 1990s. The website Liberal America on Monday posted a letter it received from Hollywood attorney Charles Harder demanding a retraction and an apology. Politico reported that at least three other news organizations, including London's Daily Mail, received the same notice, which warns that Melania Trump will "institute immediate legal proceedings against you" if her...
  • Jewish Actress Natasha Leggero: Great Thing About Judaism is “Abortions are Cool”

    06/02/2016 7:05:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 100 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Katie Yoder
    Even jokes have their limits. During his show May 26, Conan O’Brien invited actress and recent Judiaism convert Natasha Leggero onto his show. Leggero praised her new religion for treating abortion as “cool” enough to have on “every Jewish holiday.” After all, she reasoned, it’s good to have a back-up to fall on, just like AAA for cars. Besides performing as a stand-up comedian, the 42-year-old created and stars in Comedy Central’s Another Period and has acted in films including Let’s Be Cops, Neighbors and He’s Just Not That Into You. After discussing her recent marriage, Leggero informed Conan that...
  • Two officers in Freddie Gray case sue state’s attorney for defamation

    05/25/2016 7:41:26 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    MSM News ^ | 25 May 2016 | Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector
    Two officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are suing Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for defamation and invasion of privacy. Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter, who are facing charges of involuntary manslaughter in the 25-year-old’s death last April, filed the lawsuit against Mosby, Baltimore sheriff’s office Maj. Sam Cogen and the state of Maryland on May 2, according to Baltimore Circuit Court records made public Wednesday. The officers claim that Mosby and Cogen knew the statement of charges filed against the officers and other statements made by Mosby at a May 1, 2015, news conference announcing...
  • D.C. Madam’s Lawyer Confirms He Has Phone Records That Could Impact Election

    03/30/2016 2:32:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 83 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12:45 pm, March 30th, 2016 | by Lindsey Ellefson
    A woman named Deborah Palfrey was accused of operating an illegal escorting empire in the nation’s capitol, and though she insisted everything she did was legal and by the books, she couldn’t prove it because she never kept names or records of her clients. All she had was phone records and those that were released made for good news fodder but couldn’t save her from a possible prison sentence of over 50 years. She killed herself in 2008. But there are some records that weren’t released. A court order has barred Palfrey’s former lawyer and the current custodian of the...
  • Alleged Cruz Mistress: ‘I Had A Purely Professional Relationship’ With Cruz (Amanda Carpenter)

    03/30/2016 6:38:24 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 168 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | 03/29/2016 | Steve Guest
    Amanda Carpenter, former communications director for Sen. Ted Cruz  (CR97%) and one of his alleged mistresses claims, “I had a purely professional relationship with Senator Cruz.” In an in interview with with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “The Lead” on Tuesday, Carpenter said, “I’m stuck in this box where I am forced to try to defend every smear that comes after me, my husband, my children, online or suffer in silence.” Tapper asked Carpenter, “Have you had ever any sort of intimate relationship with Senator Cruz, Anything at all? Anything that could be considered inappropriate?” Carpenter, who is now a...
  • Roger Stone Cuban Mistress Crisis AM970 Interview

    03/27/2016 7:49:24 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 141 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/27/16 | Roger Stone
    AM970 radio interview of Roger Stone on March 27, 2016 4:30 - One of the "mistresses" goes to the Carly Fiorina campaign and soon thereafter, Carly gets a half a million dollar campaign contribution. Now Ted Despises Carly, and Carly despises Ted; can you say 'Hush money'?" 9:30 - "If lying Ted is telling the truth, WHERE is the lawsuit against the Enquirer?" 10:00 - "the allegations (against Cruz) are largely true" 11:30 - "Ted Cruz is a 'George Bush Republican'...supported NAFTA... supported TPP. You liked spending under George W. Bush?... Ted Cruz WROTE that plan. You like our current...
  • Experts: Ted Cruz Appears Deceptive in His Response to Sex Scandal

    03/27/2016 12:05:07 PM PDT · by Mensius · 161 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 03/27/16 | Phil Houston and Don Tennant |
    Phil Houston is CEO of QVerity, a training and consulting company specializing in detecting deception by employing a model he developed while at the Central Intelligence Agency. He has conducted thousands of interviews and interrogations for the CIA and other federal agencies. His colleague Don Tennant contributed to this report.The eyebrow-raising story that appeared earlier this week in the National Enquirer, citing claims that Sen. Ted Cruz had engaged in five extramarital affairs, drew a sharp response by the Republican presidential contender. Sharp as it was, however, it was strikingly weak in terms of denial, and strong in terms of...
  • Did Cruz Pay Hush Money to Fiorina?

    03/26/2016 8:08:23 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 113 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/25/2016
    In what is rapidly turning into the biggest sex scandal since Bill & Hillary Clinton, the Federal Election Commission is now said to be looking into what may be a potential hush money payoff from Cruz to – get this Carly Fiorina.
  • NATIONAL ENQUIRER PARENT COMPANY REFUTES CRUZ

    03/26/2016 3:43:13 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 493 replies
    WND ^ | 3/26/2016
    'We stand by the integrity of our coverage and remain committed to our aggressive reporting' Donald Trump insisted Friday he had nothing to do with the recent National Enquirer story in which Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is accused of cheating on his wife multiple times. Still, Trump took the moment to point out the tabloid publication has been right in the past with similar stories. “I have no idea whether or not the cover story about Ted Cruz in this week’s issue of the National Enquirer is true or not, but I had absolutely nothing to do with it, did...
  • BREAKING: 3 new women involved in Cruz Sex Scandal, total women now 8!

    03/25/2016 7:46:24 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 723 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/25/2016
    Still Report # 736 - Enquirer: 3 More Cruz Babes According to an update by the National Enquirer, three new Ted Cruz lovers have spoken out, bringing the total to 8. This confirms earlier rumors that much more was to come.
  • Trump's Dirty War Losing Steam: CRUZ Leads Fresh WI Poll -and Now Within 3 Points Nationally

    03/24/2016 3:21:28 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 156 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 March 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    And Trump's surely helping the cause, with unhinged cheap-shot attacks on Heidi Cruz- when this woman is 10,000x times more impressive than unintelligible prop Melania Trump will ever be... Alas, the pattern is well-established: Trump comes up with some dubious excuse to orchestrate a character assassination (that's already been elaborately planned), goes into a two day twitter frenzy disingenuously playing the victim in a crudely staged scene that's a mirror-image of the one the master projectionist is actually about to spring upon his latest mark. Then when Trump shifts into attack-mode, Drudge, Breitbart, paid bloggers and twitter trolls spread the false narrative/finish...
  • Michelle Fields Police Report (teeth used as weapons)

    03/14/2016 10:59:44 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 187 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/11 | NYT
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/03/11/business/media/document-fields-police-report.html
  • WATCH: Debunking anti-Cruz myths (video)

    03/11/2016 3:17:42 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 76 replies
    Trevor Louden's New Zeal ^ | Feb 11, 2016 | Kristine Ruff
    There are quite a few rumors floating around in social media about Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz. Americans are used to the mainstream media lying about Ted Cruz (see here, here & here for just some examples.) But it is particularly painful when the lies come from supposed truth-tellers. The largest culprits starting and perpetuating anti-Cruz falsehoods are sundance of the Conservative Treehouse and Dianne Marshall of the Marshall Report. They blatantly lie, or tell cherry-picked half truths, which are promptly disseminated in social media by an army of bullies who are seemingly not interested in civil debate. Why create false...
  • Over-the-Top Trump Pumping Garbage

    02/18/2016 3:29:32 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 34 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 February 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    Unbelievable how lame some of this stuff is...  seems infatuated people will believe anything. And the instant mob lynching of whomever  Trump tells them to is a bit scary, even Orwellian: Nice Photoshop uglifying... and psychopath now too? Goebbels -surely an inspiration- would have loved this one- just add greedy Jew nose Funny because Trump has such great hair, never any infantile tantrums More at Reaganite Republican
  • Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship

    11/06/2015 8:33:42 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 559 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/06/2015 | Kyle Cheney
    Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The academy has occupied a central place in Carson’s tale for years. According to a story told in Carson’s book, “Gifted Hands,” the then-17 year old was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam, and the two dined together. That meeting, according to Carson’s telling, was followed by a “full scholarship” to...
  • Comcast reveals subscriber in online comments case

    08/21/2015 2:09:19 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/21/2015 | DAVID MERCER
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Comcast Cable Communications has given a northern Illinois politician the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests children.
  • WITH APOLOGIES TO DONALD TRUMP FOR THE CRAZY ‘NATIVIST’ RANT OF CARDINAL DOLAN

    08/03/2015 6:39:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 30, 2015 | FR. MARCEL GUARNIZO
    As a Catholic priest, I can only say it is embarrassing to have a Cardinal so blatantly and unfairly trying to associate Mr. Trump with the worst kinds of racism imaginable. I offer an apology on behalf of so many Catholics who are outraged by the dirty politics of Cardinal Dolan.
  • Lab Tests Confirm KFC ‘Fried Rat’ Is Actually Chicken

    06/24/2015 12:09:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 22, 2015 | M.DELATORRE
    The alleged fried rat that was found by a KFC customer is nothing more than another piece of chicken in the bucket. Last week, a California man named Devorise Dixon claimed that a piece of meat that came in his KFC meal was a fried rat. “It was very nasty,” he said. “I spit it out. I looked down at my hand and I realized that it was in the shape of a rat with a tail and everything in it.” Independent lab results showed that the breaded lump was, in fact, a piece of chicken. KFC spokesman Rodrigo Coronel...
  • Obama Admin Defends Meeting with Group That 'Slanders' Israel "Another blow to Israeli

    06/08/2015 3:32:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/8/15 | Bradford Thomas
    The Obama administration defended a recent meeting between White House and State Department officials and "Breaking the Silence," an activist group Israel's justice minister has condemned for "slander[ing] the State of Israel." Breaking the Silence, which according to NGO-Monitor gets its funding from European sources, issued a report last month containing what it says are testimonies of Israel's use of indiscriminate force against Palestinian civilians from anonymous IDF soldiers who served during last summer's Israel-Hamas conflict. Though the IDF said it would investigate the report, it has raised significant questions about its credibility, some Israeli soldiers labeling it "a total...
  • Emma Sulkowicz's Newest Art Project is a Disturbing Sex Tape 

    06/05/2015 11:05:01 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 34 replies
    Jezebel ^ | 6/05/15 1:28am | Natasha Vargas-Cooper
    Artnet has confirmed that Emma Sulkowicz, the former Columbia University student known for “Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight),” is behind the website “Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol .” The site hosts an artist’s statement from Sulkowicz, who graduated from Columbia in May of this year, and a video she filmed with director Ted Lawson several months ago over the university’s winter break. The eight-minute video features Sulkowicz and a man, his face blurred, engaging in what appears to be consensual sex that turns violent. The unidentified man open-palm slaps Sulkowicz, chokes her, removes the condom, then continues to have very...
  • How a Darth Vader selfie showed the worst side of social media (Australia)

    05/11/2015 11:05:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Mashable ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jenni Ryall
    A dad has been incorrectly accused of being a pedophile on Facebook by a woman he doesn't know. The woman is now mortified and begging for forgiveness. Both say they are "devastated" by the events surrounding the misunderstanding. The moral of the story: Don't post stupid things on social media.
  • Phi Kappa Psi to 'pursue all available legal action' against Rolling Stone

    04/06/2015 10:10:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 6 Apr 15 | Brian Stelter
    The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia said Monday that it is moving forward with a possible lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine in the wake of the now-retracted "Rape on Campus" article. "After 130 days of living under a cloud of suspicion as a result of reckless reporting by Rolling Stone magazine, today the Virginia Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi announced plans to pursue all available legal action against the magazine," the fraternity said in a statement. A spokesman for the fraternity said there has not yet been a formal decision about when a lawsuit will...
  • Jared Polis refers to Tom Cotton, Army veteran, as ‘Tehran Tom’

    03/11/2015 5:11:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Democratic Colorado Rep. Jared Polis took shots at Republican Sen. Tom Cotton on Twitter Tuesday, labeling the Iraq War veteran as “Tehran Tom” for his role in a letter sent to Iran. “Tehran Tom took his case directly to the Iranian government,” Mr. Polistweeted to his nearly 32,000 followers. He was referring to a letter — signed by Mr. Cotton and 46 of his Republican colleagues — to Iran’s government regarding nuclear negotiations between the two nations, the Washington Examiner reported. “Tehran Tom asks Iranian Revolutionary Guards for help in battle against US diplomats,” Mr. Polisadded, receiving 53 retweets.
  • Homeland Security Warns Right Wing Extremists Are An Equal Or Greater Threat Than ISIS

    02/20/2015 6:00:32 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 93 replies
    A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security this month and reviewed by CNN, focuses on the domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists and comes as the Obama administration holds a White House conference to focus efforts to fight violent extremism. Some federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to — and in some cases greater than — the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS, that garner more public attention.”
  • [Satire] Islamic State Files Slander Suit against Obama, Kerry

    02/13/2015 11:18:37 PM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    Incensed that the President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have damaged their reputation by falsely claiming that Islam is a religion of peace, attorneys for the Islamic State have filed a defamation of character suit in the District of Columbia Federal Court. "The unrelenting attempt to portray our righteous slaughter of unbelievers and apostates as contrary to the will of Allah and the tenets of Islam is a slander of the worst kind," insisted attorney Muhammad Baddman. "Islam is the religion of the sword. The Quran commands the faithful to make war on all who resist the...
  • Actually, The Future SHOULD Belong To Those Who ‘Slander’ Muhammad!

    01/12/2015 7:00:34 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 29 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 1/12/15 | Steven Crowder
    When our president says, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” he does so under the false notion of appeasement. He believes that in his calls for “civility,” he’ll be fostering a more tolerant environment for everyone. We are the world and what have you. There are a few problems here. Firstly, let’s address the word slander. By definition, slander is to make false and damaging statements about (someone). Muhammad was a hateful, warmongering, wife-beating pedophile whose dying words were that of calling for the deaths of Christians and Jews. How can any damaging...
  • Gun Rights Advocate Says People Should Use Guns To Prevent Obama From Becoming A Tyrant

    11/17/2014 8:36:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | November 17, 2014 | Justin Baragona
    In an appearance on Newsmax TV’s America’s Forum Monday, gun rights activist and white supremacist sympathizer Larry Pratt said that the reason President Obama is for gun control is “he clearly doesn’t like the fact that the American people can own guns because we might just want to use them to keep people like him from becoming tyrants.” The executive director of the right-wing gun advocacy group Gun Owners for America was discussing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. The ATT has long been delayed in the Senate, mostly because Pratt and other conspiracy theorists have convinced a number of...
  • Charlie Rangel Says Some Republicans 'Believe That Slavery Isn't Over'

    10/31/2014 4:32:59 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 81 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | COLIN CAMPBELL
    Veteran Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) had some harsh words for the Republican Party during a Thursday campaign rally for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). As he has done repeatedly before, Rangel compared some members of the GOP to confederates from the Civil War era. But at the Thursday evening event, he added that they "believe that slavery isn't over." "We have to win. We have to be able to send a national message with Andrew Cuomo. And the thing is: Everything we believe in — everything we believe in — they hate. They don't disagree — they hate! They...
  • Robert Redford to Play Dan Rather in 'Truth'

    07/09/2014 6:40:09 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 100 replies
    Robert Redford has signed on to play Dan Rather in Truth, a film based on the 2005 memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. The book, written by Rather's producer Mary Mapes, centers on the firestorm that erupted in September of 2004 after Rather reported that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, a report that was based on documents that turned out to be forgeries. - See more at: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-redford-play-dan-rather-717476#sthash.Y0QB620e.dpuf
  • Judge rules against George Zimmerman in NBC lawsuit

    06/30/2014 7:15:48 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 6/30/14 | Daniel Dahm
    Judge rules against George Zimmerman in NBC lawsuit Zimmerman claimed defamation in edited 911 call SANFORD, Fla. - A judge on Monday ruled against George Zimmerman in a defamation lawsuit he filed against NBC Universal over edited 911 calls made after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in 2012. In the ruling, Judge Debra S. Nelson said, "There are no genuine issues of material fact upon which a reasonable jury could find that the Defendants acted with actual malice."
  • [Lies of the] AP: We were wrong on Irish babies-in-septic-tank story

    06/24/2014 3:29:25 PM PDT · by topher · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue Jun 24, 2014 - 12:58 pm EST | Dustin Siggins
    DUBLIN, Ireland -- The Associated Press has published a major correction notice undercutting its reporting on the recent claim that Irish nuns dumped nearly 800 bodies of babies in a septic tank beside their orphanage. The story was featured in media across the globe and created an international furor against the Catholic Church in Ireland. The orphanage took care of babies given up by unwed mothers from 1925 to 1961, but in articles on June 3 and June 8, the AP said evidence pointed to a number of potential atrocities.
  • Cruz Bristles At Being Accused Of Supporting Child Porn

    06/03/2014 3:46:34 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3 Jun 2014 | Chuck Ross
    Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz hit back at what he saw as an unfair accusation from Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer that Cruz would allow child pornography on the grounds that it qualifies as free speech, in a Senate Judiciary hearing. “I understand that in my absence, Sen. Schumer very kindly gave a lecture on civility and encouraged me to not go over the top,” said Cruz. “He then in the same breath accused me of supporting child pornography,” he continued, adding, “so I appreciate that demonstration in senatorial restraint from the senior senator from New York.” Earlier in...
  • Revealed: Islamist plot dubbed 'Trojan Horse' to replace teachers with radicals

    03/07/2014 11:21:23 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7 March 2014 | Clark and Osborne
    Muslim fundamentalists are plotting to take over state schools, according to leaked documents. Activists have launched a campaign to oust headteachers using dirty tricks such as spreading false allegations and packing governing bodies with their supporters. The plot, which ringleaders have named Operation Trojan Horse, has emerged in documents drawn up by the group and leaked to a local newspaper. The dossier names several schools in the Birmingham area as targets of alleged plots. The authors of the documents discuss extending the ‘jihad’ operation to Bradford and Manchester – cities with rapidly growing Muslim populations.
  • Rogers High student's tweet, Web boasts may draw felony charge (update)

    02/19/2014 8:02:13 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 99 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | February 18, 2014 | Paul Walsh and Paul Levy
    Boasts about sexual conquests on a now-deleted Web page could trigger felony charges against a popular Rogers High School student athlete and others, the latest twist in a swirl of accusations, comments and protest involving social media.The furor in the Elk River Area School District on Tuesday transcended the dispute over a controversial tweet by the student and exposed the sexually explicit and often vicious exchanges that fill popular online pages created by students at many Minnesota schools. The anonymous posts include bragging messages, accusations and insults directed at students, teachers and others.Rogers Police Chief Jeff Beahen said the “Rogers...
  • Posting Negative Yelp Reviews Can Get You Sued

    02/05/2014 1:04:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Last week, in a Fairfax, Virginia courtroom, a jury announced it had determined a homeowner's Yelp "review" of a local general contractor was in fact old-fashioned slander. It started in 2011, when Jane Perez posted a review that alleged contractor Dietz Development LLC had not only performed shoddy and destructive work on her home without a license, but also that a member of Christopher Dietz's crew had stolen her jewelry. So Dietz sued for defamation, to the tune of $750,000 in damages, which he may have been awarded had he not responded on the social network with what the jury...
  • Slander? Depends Who Says It

    01/21/2014 5:03:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Everyone knows by now that the governor (and possible presidential contender) can be a hothead. Some have called him a bully. Even if you think that's too strong, it's undeniable that a trace of bellicosity has been important to what the professionals like to call his "brand." Still, he shouldn't have said what he did in that radio interview. However strongly he may feel about those who disagree, and certainly he has his reasons for feeling aggrieved, he shouldn't have said that his opponents "have no place" in his state. It's understandable, considering the intemperance and intolerance he demonstrated, why...
  • MSNBC segment claims a ‘majority of tea party members’ support raising the minimum wage

    01/01/2014 1:09:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | january 1, 2014 | Mike Opelka
    Do a “majority of Tea Party members” and “Tea Party activists” support raising the minimum wage? According to a segment on MSNBC, the answer is “yes.” However, if you actually ask leaders of some of the largest Tea Party organizations that question, the answer is a resounding, “No!” -snip About 1:38 minutes into the segment, former congressman and frequent MSNBC contributor Harold Ford stated, “Chuck Todd said the majority of Tea Party members support an increase in the minimum wage.”
  • Seven Phony Hate Crimes Trumpeted By The Media

    11/30/2013 4:38:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2013 | John Hawkins
    One of the oldest rules in psychology and economics is that if you reward a behavior, you can expect to see it more often. In America, we reward victimhood. That makes us feel good about ourselves and in some cases, it helps improve the lives of the people who've been victimized, but there's a dark side to it as well. It creates perverse incentives for people, it helps legitimize a victimhood mentality, and it also encourages people to fake hate crimes. Under normal circumstances, that would seldom happen. However, in a society where we celebrate victimhood and savagely attack people...
  • Durbin pulls Facebook post

    10/29/2013 7:06:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2913 | Mario Trujillo
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) removed a Facebook post Monday that alleged a House GOP leader told President Obama “I cannot even stand to look at you” at a private meeting. Durbin said he did not immediately take down the post after it was proven false last week because he wanted to leave it in the proper context. "If I'd have raced to take it off, [the media] would have done that story too: `Durbin races to take this off.' I wanted to put into context how I got into this situation," he told the Associated Press. After Durbin...
  • White House says it was behind Durbin ‘miscommunication’

    10/24/2013 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 24, 2013 | Russell Berman and Amie Parnes
    The White House on Thursday said it was behind a miscommunication that caused Senate Democrats to think a Republican lawmaker told President Obama at a private budget meeting, “I can’t even stand to look at you.” For a second day in a row, the White House said the incident did not happen, but Thursday it also apologized for the confusion and accepted blame. “While the quote attributed to a Republican lawmaker in the House GOP meeting with the president is not accurate, there was a miscommunication when the White House read out that meeting to Senate Democrats, and we regret...
  • Why is He Called, "the Devil"?

    10/05/2013 3:00:37 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 14 replies
    IFB ^ | 10/5/13
    The title "The Devil" was given by Almighty God to Lucifer (the father of lies) because of his offensive slanderous tactics which he manufactured to deal with ETERNAL TRUTH and REALITY which He in FULL LIGHT and REVELATION rebelled against and rejected (John 8:44). The Greek word (devil) literally means to slander, to falsely accuse or to blaspheme one's character in the means of destroying one credibility or good status. As these days are coming to a grand climax called the Tribulation Period, a time of EXPONENTIAL lawlessness and the Day of Almighty God’s wrath, expect the slanderous activity of...
  • The Character Assassination and Hateful Slander of the American Left

    10/02/2013 1:36:14 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies
    IFB ^ | 10/2/13
    In this last year (in light of Obama's many scandals, Obama Care and anti constitutional policies), the lawless Left has absolutely manifested and demonstrated to the countless gullible moderates and middle of the roaders (IF THEY WOULD ONLY PAY ATTENTION) who and what they fully are. The Left's actions have been continually on display for all to see, yet there are still countless Americans who willingly remain ignorant in their subjective, delusional, clueless, narcissistic and apathetic worlds. The Left can NOT abide in REALITY and TRUTH so they MUST continually slander to survive in their self induced lawless delusions (Rom....
  • Hurricane Michele Bachmann? Groups Hope to Name Storms After Climate-Change Deniers

    08/29/2013 6:59:20 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    Hurricane Michele Bachmann? Groups Hope to Name Storms After Climate-Change Deniers National Journal Alex Brown 5 hours ago If a pair of environmental groups get their way, Hurricane Michele Bachmann or Tropical Storm John Boehner could be the next storms threatening to wreak havoc on the U.S. A new petition, proposed by Project Name Change and 350+ Action Fund, seeks to name storms after politicians who the groups say deny climate change. The groups' website provides a list of the targeted politicians. Of course, it is unlikely that the World Meteorological Organization will change its naming practices, but the petition...
  • George Zimmerman moves to restart libel lawsuit against NBC over edited 911 tape

    07/25/2013 7:04:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 51 replies
    iMediaEthics ^ | July 25, 2013 05:00 AM EST | Hanqing Chen
    Days after George Zimmerman’s July 13 acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman’s lawyer in civil court, James Beasley, has confirmed that he will move to resume his client's libel suit against NBC. “We are going to get the libel case restarted,” Beasley wrote in a July 15 email to iMediaEthics. Beasley is currently requesting a lift on the stay on the defamation case, requested by NBC in February while awaiting the outcome of Zimmerman’s criminal case. In December 2012, Zimmerman filed a defamation lawsuit against NBC for misrepresenting the record of his call with a 911 responder when...
  • Judge Orders Google to Unmask Blogger

    07/24/2013 12:08:28 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/24/13 | Jacob Gershman
    Google may not shield the identity of an anonymous blogger who claimed a Manhattan lawyer was a “crooked” and “shady” attorney, a judge ruled.
  • Prosecutor to HLN: Zimmerman is a 'murderer'

    07/15/2013 8:16:19 AM PDT · by kristinn · 93 replies
    CNN Headline News ^ | Monday, July 15, 2013 | Graham Winch
    Monday night at 10 p.m ET on a special edition of HLN After Dark, Vinnie Politan is one-on-one with the Zimmerman prosecution team to try to find out what happened. HLN has been all over this case, and nothing is off-limits in this primetime interview. How would Florida State Attorney Angela Corey describe George Zimmerman in one word? "Murderer." That's what an emotional Corey told HLN's Vinnie Politan when he sat down with her and prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda in Jacksonville Monday to discuss the obstacles they faced prosecuting the former neighborhood watch captain. “We were left with inconsistent...
  • Obama and the Rules of Sexual Engagement

    05/27/2013 4:16:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2012 | Mike Adams
    In recent columns, I've mentioned a disturbing trend involving the lack of due process in the adjudication of campus rape cases. The fact of the matter is that rape cases are rarely handled properly on university campuses. They are usually either a) taken too seriously or, b) not taken seriously enough. That is unsurprising, given that rape is both the most over reported and under reported crime in America. To say that rape is the most over reported crime in American is to say that there are more false allegations of rape than of other serious crimes like robbery, burglary,...