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  • Phelps’ hate seen by some as aiding gay rights

    03/21/2014 10:42:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2014 10:17 AM EDT | John Hanna and David Crary
    Fred Phelps Sr. led his small Topeka church for more than two decades in a bellicose crusade against gays and lesbians, saying they were worthy of death and openly declaring—often at military funerals—that the U.S. was doomed because of its tolerance of homosexuality. But in targeting grieving families of troops killed overseas, taunting people entering other churches and carrying signs with anti-gay slurs and vulgar language or symbols, Phelps and his Westboro Baptist congregation created public circuses that may have helped the gay-rights movement. Following Phelps’ death Wednesday at age 84, some gay-rights advocates suggested that he and his church...
  • Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

    05/25/2020 6:03:12 PM PDT · by beejaa · 14 replies
    PBS SoCal ^ | May 25, 2020 | Michael Pack, Director
    The movie is free at the link until June 2.
  • Dear GOP: Stop Cowering Before The Democrat's Bad-Faith Race Card Attacks

    05/20/2020 7:01:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/20/2020 | Mollie Hemingway
    “Dear Mitch McConnell,” wrote Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr., last week. “Why don’t you just go ahead and call Barack Obama the n-word? You know you want to.”What led to this over-the-top racial attack from Pitts? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had the audacity to disagree with an approach taken by former President Barack Obama, who leaked audio of himself critiquing the Trump administration after new revelations about his involvement spying on the incoming Trump administration. McConnell thought it an unwise deviation from norms.The political media used to agree about the importance of this norm. In 2007, former...
  • ANOTHER DISHONEST SMEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST

    04/14/2020 9:36:42 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 14, 2020 | John Hinderaker
    Yesterday’s Washington Post carried an attack on South Dakota and its governor, Kristi Noem, under the headline South Dakota’s Governor resisted ordering people to stay home. Now it has one of the nation’s largest coronavirus hot spots...The entire point of the article is that the Smithfield experience proves Governor Noem was wrong not to order a mass closure of businesses. But wait! It is obvious even to a casual reader that the Post’s attack makes no sense. The article acknowledges that the Smithfield plant had already “been deemed essential by the federal government,” so no order Noem might have issued...
  • Auburn (CA) mayor to ‘hand the gavel’ over after sharing meme comparing Trump supporters to KKK

    04/14/2020 6:03:55 PM PDT · by rintintin · 67 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | APRIL 13, 2020 | BY MICHAEL MCGOUGH AND SAM STANTON
    The mayor of Auburn is facing backlash and calls for his removal from office following posts and comments he made last week on Facebook, which appeared to compare supporters of President Donald Trump to the Ku Klux Klan amid criticism of the president’s response to the coronavirus. Dr. Bill Kirby, the mayor of Placer County’s seat and a urologist, announced Monday evening that he intends to hand over the mayoral duties to a fellow council member, Auburn Journal reported. Kirby allegedly shared a reposted meme last Thursday from his personal Facebook account. The image depicted a hooded KKK member and...
  • Why the Left Calls Good People Racist

    02/25/2020 3:22:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2020 | Dennis Prager
    A few weeks ago, I devoted my column to an article about me published in Newsweek under the headline "Conservative Radio Host Ridicules Anne Frank." As the full context of my comments in the video made clear, it was a lie. To its credit, after its editor was notified of this fact, Newsweek changed the headline and made revisions to the article and issued a correction. Since then, two more smears have been spread about me, one by an official at Purdue University and the other by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the major source of news in Canada. The Jan....
  • Writer who accused Trump of rape seeks DNA sample

    01/30/2020 3:54:15 PM PST · by kevcol · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 30, 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    Lawyers for columnist E. Jean Carroll, who accused President Trump of raping her in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s, are seeking to collect DNA evidence from the president. . . . “After Trump sexually assaulted me, I took the black dress I had been wearing and hung it in my closet,” Carroll said in a statement to The Hill on Thursday. “I only wore it once since then and that was at the photoshoot for the New York Magazine article about my book.
  • This Is How Fake News Spreads

    01/14/2020 7:55:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 14, 2020 | Dennis Prager
    In my last column, “Newsweek Hits a New Low,” I wrote about Newsweek’s dishonest description of what I had said on one of my weekly PragerU “Fireside Chats.” A viewer had asked me to respond to a statement Anne Frank made in her epic Holocaust diary. Frank said, “Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.” The Newsweek headline, “Conservative Radio Host Ridicules Anne Frank,” was simply a lie. In order for readers to appreciate the level of mendacity, I had my entire response transcribed and placed it in the column. A few days later I received...
  • Political offensive targets Bush

    03/18/2006 7:10:43 AM PST · by High Cotton · 96 replies · 2,214+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/18/2006 | Rowan Scarborough
    Senate Democrats have mapped a political battle plan for the March congressional recess that calls on lawmakers to stage press events with active duty military personnel, veterans and emergency responders to bash President Bush on virtually every one of his national security policies. The game plan, devised by the office of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, is contained in a six-page memo distributed to Democratic senators on Thursday at a closed-door meeting at the Capitol and provided to The Washington Times by a congressional staffer. Titled "Real Security," the political document calls for staged town hall events at...
  • Clarence Thomas compares ‘modern-day liberal’ to a Klansman in new film

    11/28/2019 10:38:49 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies
    NyPost.com ^ | 11/28/19 | Joe Tacopino
    Clarence Thomas compares ‘modern-day liberal’ to a Klansman in new film Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has blasted Democrats, including former Senate Judiciary Committee and now-presidential candidate Joe Biden, over the sexual-misconduct allegations against the jurist during his 1991 confirmation hearings. Thomas opens up about the process in a new documentary and claims the “biggest impediment” to his life and legal career was not the KKK but the “modern-day liberal.”
  • Guess Who Was Called a ‘Fascist,’ Back in the Day

    11/11/2019 7:07:18 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    NY Sun ^ | 11 Nov 2019 | Ira Stoll
    Bigotry. Fascism. A threat to women’s rights. Alliances with foreign dictators. A president as entertainer, trampling labor and the environment. It sounds like the contemporary complaints against President Trump. Actually, it’s a 1984 newspaper advertisement from “Scholars Against the Escalating Danger of the Far Right.” “With Ronald Reagan as its performing star in the White House, the Far Right is attempting to take over the Republican Party,” says the ad, published in the November 2, 1984, New York Times and signed by, among others, Carl Sagan, Linus Pauling, Corliss Lamont, Stephen Jay Gould, John Hope Franklin, Gloria Steinem, and Frances...
  • A Shameless Lying MSNBC Hack is the Face of the Media

    09/07/2019 9:47:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | September 4, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    At the end of July, MSNBC’s biggest and dullest conspiracy theorist got some very bad news. After over a year of booming ratings, The Rachel Maddow Show’s viewership had crashed. It had been a long road for Maddow, the former blonde Catholic high school girl who had decided she wanted to be a media personality and ended up with an MSNBC show through the efforts of Keith Olbermann. And after Keith was gone, MSNBC had to settle for a slightly less effeminate version of Olbermann. Maddow had retained the key elements of Olbermann’s personality, the unhinged conspiracy theories, histrionic delivery,...
  • Prominent US Senators and Mayors Outed as Members of the KKK by Anonymous

    11/02/2015 10:50:24 AM PST · by Alfred O. Bama · 102 replies
    US Uncut ^ | 11-2-15 | Prominent US Senators and Mayors Outed as Members of the KKK by Anonymous
    Several prominent US Senators and mayors have been outed as members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and other racist groups by the hacktivist collective Anonymous, and the group hints that more politicians and public figures will be named in the near future. In a new post on document-dumping site pastebin, Anonymous names US Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), John Cornyn (R-Tx.), Dan Coats (R-In.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) as members of the KKK....
  • NY Times: ‘Conservatism Has a Violence Problem

    08/05/2019 6:19:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 58 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 5, 2019 | Clay Waters
    Two New York Times writers tried to use the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton to condemn not just Donald Trump and his rhetoric, but the policies of the Republican Party in general. The online headline deck to Charles Blow’s Monday column said it all: “Terror and Policy: 2 Sides of White Nationalism: The white supremacist terrorists and the white supremacist policymakers share the same mission.”
  • The Three Biggest Lies Of The Trump Era

    07/18/2019 3:00:54 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Issues & Insights ^ | J. Frank Bullitt
    Lying has always been a part of politics. But what we’re seeing today is extreme. Politicians’ falsehoods, eagerly parroted by celebrities, are aided by a media that, rather than acting as an impartial referee, has become an agency for Democrats and the political left. Here are the top three whoppers since President Trump took office that those sick with Trump Derangement Syndrome just won’t let go of. Trump’s Supporters Are Racist “Trump is, without question, a racist,” a senior writer at The Root named Michael Harriot, who identifies himself on his Twitter account as a “master race-baiter,” wrote recently in...
  • Attorney General Barr: “the evidence is now that the President was falsely accused”

    05/03/2019 12:38:24 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 11 replies
    http://www.conservativehq.com ^ | 5-2-19 | CHQ Staff
    "How did we get to the point here that the evidence is now that the president was falsely accused of being a Russian agent. The allegations have been proven false. To listen to the rhetoric you would think the Mueller report found the opposite," Attorney General William Barr said.
  • Nunes files $150M lawsuit against McClatchy, alleging conspiracy to derail Clinton, Russia probes

    04/08/2019 6:21:52 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/8/2019 | Gregg Re
    House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes filed a $150 million lawsuit in Virginia state court against The McClatchy Company and others on Monday, alleging that one of the news agency's reporters conspired with a political operative to derail Nunes' oversight work into the Hillary Clinton campaign and Russian election interference. The filing, obtained by Fox News, came a day after Nunes, R-Calif., revealed he would send eight criminal referrals to the Justice Department this week concerning purported surveillance abuses by federal authorities, false statements to Congress and other matters. In March, Nunes filed a similar $250 million lawsuit alleging...
  • JOURNALIST GROUPS ALARMED BY JUSTICE THOMAS’S CALL TO RECONSIDER FREE PRESS RULING

    02/22/2019 12:29:33 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/21/2019 | Kevin Daley
    Professional journalism groups reacted with alarm after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas released an opinion Tuesday urging the high court to reconsider a landmark freedom of the press decision called New York Times v. Sullivan. The Sullivan ruling generally shields reporters and news platforms from libel or defamation lawsuits provided they were acting in good faith. Though journalists believe that protection is essential, Justice Thomas said the high court was wrong to usurp the role of states in regulating libel. “[Sullivan] and the Court’s decisions extending it were policy-driven decisions masquerading as constitutional law,” Thomas’s opinion reads. “We should not...
  • Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice Defects To America, Suggests President Maduro Is A Dictator

    01/08/2019 8:44:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2019 | John Sexton
    If you’ve been following this story for the past year or so this won’t come as much of a shock. A Venezuela Supreme Court Justice named Christian Tyrone Zerpa has fled the country with his wife and children. Zerpa gave an interview to a news outlet in Florida and said he had remained silent about the legitimacy of the last presidential election out of concern for his family but says he can no longer continue to help President Maduro rule the country. From NPR: Zerpa met a reporter in Orlando and told the outlet, “I think the president, Nicolás...
  • Internet billionaire Reid Hoffman apologizes for funding a group tied to disinformation...

    12/26/2018 6:41:35 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    WP ^ | 12/26/18 | Tony Romm , Craig Timberg, Aaron C. Davis
    Internet billionaire Reid Hoffman apologized on Wednesday for funding a group linked to a “highly disturbing” effort that spread disinformation during last year’s Alabama special election for U.S. Senate, but said he was not aware that his money was being used for this purpose. Hoffman’s statement is his first acknowledgement of his ties to a campaign that adopted tactics similar to those deployed by Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential election. In Alabama, the Hoffman-funded group allegedly used Facebook and Twitter to undermine support for Republican Roy Moore and boost Democrat Doug Jones, who narrowly won the race. Hoffman, the...