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  • Why Is Trump’s Brutal Style So Effective?

    09/30/2015 2:56:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 30, 2015 | Marla Goodman and Richard Sousa
    Twitter feuds, hero bashing, insulting not one but two ethnic groups, ad hominem personal attacks on opponents, nose-to-nose confrontations, just one scandal after another—these aren’t from episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians—they’re from the “Trump Saga.” At the outset of the campaign, Trump insulted anyone and everyone: from calling undocumented immigrants “killers” and “rapists” to insulting venerated war hero John McCain. He then moved on to TV host Megyn Kelly, radio host Erick Erickson, Univision reporter Jorge Ramos, the pope, Carly Fiorina and the Fox News Channel. Democrats and Republicans alike didn’t take Trump too seriously when he entered...
  • George Zimmerman goes on depraved Twitter rant after retweeting picture of Trayvon Martin's corpse

    09/28/2015 1:36:09 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/28/2015 | BY Jason Silverstein
    George Zimmerman's Twitter trolling has reached a new low. Days after retweeting an image of Trayvon Martin's corpse, Zimmerman went on a depraved Twitter tirade Monday afternoon, spewing racist rants and boasting about "mocking all you trolls." The man who shot and killed Martin three years ago also gave out an apparent stranger's phone number, referring "all media inquiries" to the unsuspecting man.
  • Iran's president uses UN speech to call for investigation into hajj stampede

    09/26/2015 10:12:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 26 September 2015
    Iran's president uses UN speech to call for investigation into hajj stampede Hassan Rouhani demands review of what caused the crush that killed more than 700 after Saudi Arabia’s top cleric reportedly absolves officials of blame Staff and agencies at the United Nations Saturday 26 September 2015 17.40 BST Iranian president Hassan Rouhani used a major United Nations speech on Saturday to demand an investigation into a crush that killed more than 700 people at the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. His remarks came after Saudi Arabia’s most senior cleric, the grand mufti, appeared to absolve the authorities of blame...
  • On Twitter, Bernie Sanders’s supporters are becoming one of his biggest problems

    09/25/2015 6:37:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 9/25/15 | Terrell Jermaine Starr
    <p>Sanders’s predominately white backers are targeting black activists and journalists who dare question the candidate’s civil rights record.</p> <p>Earlier this month, I announced on Twitter that I planned to report on the disconnect between Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and black voters. Immediately, some of Sanders’s self-described supporters raided my mentions with patronizing tweets.</p>
  • Trump: Twitter Is ‘Like Owning The New York Times Without The Losses’ [VIDEO]

    09/25/2015 4:23:40 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/2015 | Steve Guest
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday’s “Morning Joe” Twitter is “amazing,” and that “it’s like owning The New York Times without the losses.” Trump claimed that he likes using Twitter so much because he is able to “fight back” when “a dope like a Rich Lowry goes on, or people like Megyn Kelly says things that are wrong, I’m able to tweet.”
  • REVENGE: Obama blocks conservative black middle schooler from following him on Twitter!

    09/23/2015 5:39:23 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 53 replies ^ | September 23, 2015 | Kyle Olson
    Now who’s being the child? Conservative YouTube sensation CJ Pearson, a 13-year-old black middle schooler from Georgia, revealed today that he’s been blocked from following President Obama on Twitter. He’s also unable to view the president’s tweets. “It’s an honor,” Pearson tells The American Mirror, insisting he did nothing to warrant being blocked, except his most recent video released last week. In the video, he accuses the president of playing politics with the Texas student who was suspended for bringing a clock to school that appeared to be a bomb. “He’s used this child as a political prop,” Pearson said....
  • A former Scott Walker aide fired off a scorching tweetstorm about why Walker dropped out

    09/21/2015 4:25:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 125 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 21, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    A former top aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) fired off a series of tweets Monday afternoon explaining why the governor dropped out of the race. Less than an hour after news broke that Walker would suspend his campaign, Liz Mair — a former Walker adviser who was forced to resign earlier this year after criticizing various aspects of Iowa politics — tweeted out more two dozen tweets explaining the governor's demise. Mair blamed the governor's sagging poll numbers less on the anti-establishment political climate and more on a number of strategic miscalculations.
  • Why Anthony Weiner lost another job

    09/17/2015 3:36:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 17, 2015 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    "....First, Weiner tried consulting. Then came another sexting scandal, a failed bid to become New York’s mayor, and a more successful bid to become a full-time Twitter personality and a part-time political commentator. There was also, of course, that appearance in “Sharknado 3.” And now, Weiner has exited a high-profile job at a public relations firm less than two months after it began. “He understands that his presence here has created noise and distraction that just isn’t helpful,” MWW chief executive Michael Kempner wrote in an internal memo, as the New York Post reported.....
  • Donald Trump Tells Twitter Users to Ask Him Anything and the Responses Are Brutal

    09/21/2015 10:58:51 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 41 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
    Donald Trump literally asked for it — and social media responded. Monday morning, the GOP frontrunner tweeted the hashtag #AskTrump for a Q&A he would be holding later in the day at Twitter's New York office. And now the people responded. While there were some legitimate questions about Trump and his campaign to be the next president, a lion's share of the tweets with #AskTrump were insulting, and, in some cases, downright brutal. A few hours after it was tweeted by Trump, the hashtag was the No. 1 trend worldwide.
  • Post Debate Twitter Follower Growth - Presidential Candidates (from 9/17 to 9/20)

    09/20/2015 4:39:41 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 18 replies
    In the three days since the debates on Thursday night, we saw major jumps in Twitter followers among some of the candidates that did well. The big surprise here is Carly Fiorina, who added 63,404 followers to leapfrog ahead of Ben Carson, who has been running number 2 in Twitter growth all summer long. Even more surprising, the growth in Donald Trump's followers is starting to slow, even though he remains at number one and it well out in front in terms of MTD (month to date) follower growth since September 1. For comparison, Trump added over 600,000 followers in...
  • Ukraine's Poroshenko Bans Journalists for 'Threatening National interests'

    09/19/2015 9:13:41 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 8 replies
    Newsweek Via Yahoo News ^ | September 17, 2015 | Jack Moore
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko banned a number of Western and Russian journalists from the country, accusing them of being a "threat to national interests" or promoting "terrorist activities," according to a list published on the presidential website on Wednesday. Two British journalists working for the BBC—Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg and producer Emma Wells— and BBC cameraman Anton Chicherov had been banned from entering Ukraine but Judith Gough, the British ambassador to Ukraine, confirmed on Twitter that the BBC journalists would be released. Two Spanish journalists, Antonio Pampliega and Angel Sastre, were also included on the blacklist although Sastre went missing...
  • Ann Coulter Calls Fury Over Jewish-Debate Tweet "Fake Outrage": "I'm Pro-Israel"

    09/18/2015 12:17:08 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 94 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 17 September 2015 | Paul Bond
    "It's totally fake outrage from frauds who want to continue the dump of third-worlders on the country, including Muslim Jihadists, and voted for the guy who just gave a nuke to Iran," says the conservative pundit. Conservative pundit Ann Coulter, under the gun for tweeting about Jews and Israel during Wednesday night's GOP debate, says her tweets were "ripped out of context, chopped up and sent out in tweets with inflammatory headings." In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she also says that the ones who are using her tweets to bash her are "mostly Israel-hating liberals and pro-mass-immigration Republicans....
  • Hillary Clinton Staffer in Hiding as Authorities Investigate Her Work on the Campaign

    09/16/2015 4:10:37 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 16, 2015 | By Patrick Howley
    Where is Christina Gupana? The Nevada immigration attorney and Hillary Clinton campaign fellow has gone into hiding since she was captured in a James O’Keefe video apparently conspiring to violate election laws. Gupana told who she thought were Hillary Clinton campaign staffers and volunteers to “Do whatever you can. Whatever you can get away with, just do it, until you get kicked out, like, totally.” Gupana seemed to know that none of these volunteers were licensed to register voters by a county clerk, as required by law in Nevada. Breitbart News reported Friday that Nevada election officials are now investigating...
  • Obama invites suspended Muslim student to the White House - ROP

    09/16/2015 2:07:20 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/16/2015 | The Hill
    Why is it that so much of the news and actions of Obola & Co seem like it's an April Fool's or from The Onion? Operation Islam Religion of Peace continues.. September 16, 2015 - 01:29 PM EDT Obama invites suspended Muslim teen to the White House By Jordan Fabian and Mark Hensch 9865 Shares A Texas teenager who was suspended from school for bringing a homemade clock to class received a 21st century invitation from President Obama on Wednesday to visit the White House. Instead of making a traditional phone call, Obama took to his personal Twitter account...
  • Pre Debate President Candidates Twitter followers.

    09/15/2015 6:33:57 PM PDT · by datricker · 16 replies
    twitters api | September 15, 2015 | datrickar
    Name 8/15/2015 9/15/2015 Followers Gained clinton 4,047,251 4,229,113 181,862 trump 3,732,643 4,147,239 414,596 rubio 817,191 840,669 23,478 paul 669,967 680,590 10,623 christi 548,566 591,592 43,026 carson 491,393 555,678 64,285 fiorna 453,336 490,931 37,595 huckabee 391,875 447,093 55,218 sanders 337,884 402,238 64,354 perry 312,736 316,945 4,209 bush 266,334 294,652 28,318 santorum 239,823 242,467 2,644 jindal 209,092 214,613 5,521 walker 190,746 205,036 14,290 kasich 97,696 102,838 5,142 omalley 80,934 83,384 2,450 pataki 45,824 51,318 5,494 chafee 18,371 19,174 803 webb 12,647 13,721 1,074 graham 126 129 3
  • Brazen Mrs. Clinton Declares: All Victims of Sexual Assault Should Be Believed

    09/15/2015 3:17:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush ^ | September 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is just too rich. Did you see what Hillary Clinton has tweeted? This went out yesterday: "To every survivor of sexual assault, you have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed. We're with you." Are you kidding me? Hillary Clinton tweeting "to every survivor of sexual assault, you have the right to be believed"? They "have the right to be heard"? You remember what she and James Carville and the rest of the "Bimbo Eruption" team in the Clinton White House did? Even the Clinton campaign. You remember what they did to women...
  • LI woman claims cops couldn’t believe she owned BMW — so they threw her in psych ward

    09/15/2015 11:30:56 AM PDT · by Theoria · 52 replies
    PIX11 ^ | 10 Sept 2015 | Nicole Johnson
    A Long Island woman’s insistence that she owns a BMW landed her in a psych ward at Harlem Hospital. The doctors believed she was delusional and suffering from bipolar disorder — but she was actually telling the truth, a lawsuit claims. Kam Brock’s frightening eight-day “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” ordeal at the mental facility included forced injections of powerful sedatives and demands she down doses of lithium, according to medical records obtained by PIX11 from her attorney. Brock said it all started at a traffic light in Harlem after she was pulled over by an officer for allegedly...
  • Almost 1.5m people take part in Catalan [independence] march

    09/12/2015 6:59:00 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    RTE News ^ | 11 September 2015
    Some 1.4 million people have joined a march demanding independence for the Catalonia region from Spain, Barcelona city police said. Officials published the figure on Twitter after the demonstration, which marked the start of campaigning for a 27 September regional election billed by Catalan leaders as an indirect vote on independence. The city police force, which is controlled by city hall, estimated turnout at 1.4 million. Spanish government officials say half a million people are taking part in the march. Waving red and yellow Catalan flags, they marched down a major road into the city, yelling "Independence!" while some formed...
  • ‘Mayor Safe Space For Rioters doesn’t want to run Baltimore anymore,’ not seeking re-election

    09/12/2015 7:11:40 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    BIZ ^ | 9/11/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    After dividing her city and leaving destruction in her wake, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she would not seek re-election. “It was a very difficult decision, but I knew I needed to spend time focused on the city’s future, not my own,” she said at a Friday news conference. Perhaps she should have been focused on her city’s future when she decided to give rioters “space to destroy” Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody in April. “I’m focused right now on governing rather than campaigning for mayor at this critical time in our history,” Blake...
  • Scores killed after crane crashes in Mecca mosque

    09/11/2015 10:14:58 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies ^ | 11 Sep 2015 | aljazeera
    At least 62 people were killed when a crane crashed in Mecca's Grand Mosque on Friday, Saudi Arabia's civil defence authority said on its Twitter account. It said nearly 30 people were injured as well. The Muslim annual Haj pilgrimage is due later this month. Al Jazeera's Hasan Patel, reporting from Mecca, said witnesses told him that a crane fell on the third floor of the Grand Mosque around 5.45pm.
  • At least 52 dead in crane accident in Mecca's Grand Mosque - Saudi civil defence

    09/11/2015 10:03:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    It said nearly 30 people were injured as well. The Muslim annual Haj pilgrimage is due later this month.
  • Crane Collapse in Mecca Leaves More Than 80 Dead

    09/11/2015 12:13:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 114 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 11, 2015, | MEGHAN KENEALLY KIRIT RADIA
    At least 87 people have been killed after a crane collapsed at the Grand Mosque in Mecca in Saudi Arabia, according to local authorities.
  • Saudi Arabia: 65 Dead in Crane Collapse at Mecca Mosque

    09/11/2015 11:52:04 AM PDT · by anymouse · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 11, 2015
    At least 65 people were killed and scores were wounded Friday when a crane collapsed in the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia's civil defense authority said. The accident happened as pilgrims from around the world converged on the city, Islam's holiest site, for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which takes place this month. (snip) Another video, on a Twitter posting, captured the apparent moment of the crane's collapse during a heavy rainstorm, with a loud boom, screams and confusion.
  • Trump's 'haters and losers' Sept. 11 tweet vanishes

    09/11/2015 6:22:00 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/11/15 | Nick Gass
    A two-year-old tweet from Donald Trump's Twitter account vanished Friday morning, one in which the current Republican presidential candidate commemorated the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by offering "best wishes to all, even the haters and losers." "I would like to extend my best wishes to all, even the haters and losers, on this special date, September 11th," Trump tweeted on Sept. 11, 2013. The account's manual retweet of the message (also sent on Sept. 11, 2013) remained live Friday morning. "The tweet is from several years ago," Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said, when reached by POLITICO for explanation.
  • Jesse Jackson Calls On Tech's 'Unicorns' To Join Apple, Google And Release Diversity Reports

    09/09/2015 9:15:45 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 41 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 | Salvador Rodriguez
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The herd of $1 billion-plus startups -- the so-called "unicorns" -- is growing. But the workforces at these oversized startups are raising a question now familiar to Silicon Valley: do these mythical creatures only come white and male? A year ago, Rev. Jesse Jackson drew attention to Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity and spurred Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and many others to start issuing “diversity reports” to hold themselves accountable. But now he has a new target: the unicorns, which are delaying their IPOs and, in a sense, public scrutiny, as they look to establish markets around...
  • Why I Will Not Vote for Donald Trump in primary, General Election, or in race for dogcatcher

    09/08/2015 1:33:09 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 117 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/6/15 | Bill S
    It is no secret that I am not a Donald Trump fan. That is an understatement. From the first days that he began his “campaign”, he has demonstrated that he is not deserving to serve as President or anything else. His demeanor is repulsive, his positions are nonexistent, except for his distaste for Mexico, and his policy positions (oh wait, I should use the singular – his ONE policy position – immigration) are fantasies. I am not interested in voting for or heaven forbid, electing, a Kardashian with a combover as POTUS. And be not mistaken, this is precisely what...
  • Monica Foy, the Victim of a Terrifying Right-Wing Internet-Shaming, Speaks Out (pity party alert)

    09/05/2015 3:58:05 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 115 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | September 4, 2015 | Jesse Singal
    Tuesday morning felt normal to Monica Foy, a junior and English major at Sam Houston State University. The first thing the 26-year-old, who lives outside Houston with her husband, did when she woke up was check her Twitter and Facebook feeds. Both were full of people mourning the loss of Darren Goforth, a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy who was murdered Friday night by a man named Shannon J. Miles, who came up behind him at a gas station, shot him in the back of the head, and then emptied every bullet in his gun into the officer. [Snip] Foy tweeted...
  • After encouraging ‘Black Lives Matter,’ Obama’s DOJ is SHOCKED that police attacks are SKYROCKETING

    09/04/2015 7:45:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 9/4/15 | Soopermexican
    I’m not sure if I believe the words from Obama’s Department of Justice Attorney General that condemn the upsurge in police attacks, especially after they’ve been actively encouraging “Black Lives Matter” to protest against cops and blame whitey for everything. Watch below:(video at link)The media won’t report it and that’s why conservative media is so important. And that’s why we appreciate every tweet and every facebook share you give us, because that’s the only way we can get the word out and defeat the liberal media narrative.
  • After Actor Mark Ruffalo Calls for End to Gaza Blockade, Israelis Offer Him This Invitation

    09/03/2015 4:59:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/3/15 | Sharona Schwartz
    Residents of the Israeli border city of Sderot would like actor Mark Ruffalo to visit and learn how they feel living under the constant threat of rocket attacks, after he posted a tweet calling on Israel to lift its blockade on Gaza. Ruffalo also tweeted a link to an online petition that accused Israel of violating international law and keeping Gazans from receiving construction materials to rebuild homes destroyed in last summer’s military conflict between Israel and Hamas. The petition did not mention the terrorist group that controls Gaza. “I invite Mark Ruffalo to come to me for [Sabbath], to...
  • Md. Man Charged After Tweeting ‘Kill All the White People’

    09/03/2015 5:06:03 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 59 replies ^ | September 3, 2015
    LA PLATA, Md. — Police in La Plata say a 20-year-old man has been charged after he tweeted about killing “all the white people” in the town. Charles Hollins was charged on Wednesday with making a threat of mass violence. He’s being held on $250,000 bond. Online court records do not list an attorney for him. According to police, the tweet read, “TONIGHT WE PURGE! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LA PLATA.” Police say it was posted on Wednesday afternoon. The account that posted the message appears to have been deleted. Hollins, who is black, was...
  • Black Lives Matter Supporter Arrested for ‘Kill All the White People’ Tweet

    09/03/2015 3:17:19 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 53 replies ^ | 3 Sep 2015 | Jerome Hudson
    Maryland resident Carlos Anthony Hollins has been arrested and charged for allegedly issuing deadly threats against La Plata residents via his personal Twitter account. “IM NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO. MORE. TONIGHT WE PURGE ! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LAPLATA. #BLACKLIVESMATTER,” Hollins’ now-suspended Twitter account read.
  • PBS’s Gwen Ifill Stands By ‘Take that Bibi’ Tweet (liberal media is gloating over Israel's "defeat")

    09/02/2015 1:58:52 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2015 3:48 pm | Adam Kredo
    Gwen Ifill, the host of PBS’s Newhour program, defended herself from criticism after taking heat for sending a tweet that many users interpreted as a shot against Israeli Prime Minister Benjain Netanyahu. Ifill retweeted a message from the State Department’s official pro-Iran deal Twitter account claiming that the recently inked accord would significantly reduce Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear weapon. “Take that, Bibi,” Ifill wrote in a message sent with the State Department’s tweet. Multiple users on Twitter quickly pushed back against Ifill’s message, claiming she was unfairly targeting the Israeli prime minister and revealing a pro-Iran bias. When...
  • PBS Ombudsman Calls Gwen Ifil "Self Inflicted Wound"

    09/03/2015 8:46:21 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    PBS ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | By Michael Getler
    I’m the ombudsman at PBS and I don’t want to be glib or dash off something on Twitter that I would quickly regret, or that could easily be misunderstood, or could be used to either discredit me and my work or PBS. I had the same policy about pre-social media venues when I was the ombudsman at The Washington Post. So that brings me to the real self-inflicted wound, which was a tweet by PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill on Wednesday—after it became known that President Obama had secured the necessary number of Democratic backers in the Senate to ensure...
  • Twitter Reacts After NY Times Writer Calls Out Buster Posey for Not Signing His Son's Autograph

    09/03/2015 12:23:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Buster Posey fans weren't too happy when New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau criticized the Giants catcher for not signing his son's autographWhen New York Times Eric Lichtblau wrote an essay in this Sunday's Times about baseball, heroes and bonding with his sons, San Francisco Giants Buster Posey received a mention — but not in a good way. Lichtblau, who embarked on a five-day, eight baseball-game trip with his sons, wrote about his disappointment in Posey when the catcher waved his son off — twice — when asked for an autograph. The incident provided a "life lesson," Lichtblau wrote,...
  • Man arrested for making online threat to La Plata residents

    09/02/2015 7:40:53 PM PDT · by A child of Yah · 62 replies
    Southern Maryland Newspapers ^ | Wednesday, September 2, 2015 |
    A man who allegedly tweeted a threatening remark against La Plata residents Wednesday afternoon was taken into custody at about 8:47 p.m. without incident by the Charles County Sheriff's Office. Carlos Anthony, 20, of Waldorf was identified as the suspect who reportedly posted the threat of violence on Twitter by the La Plata Police Department. Twitter post stated: “IM NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO. MORE. TONIGHT WE PURGE! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LA PLATA!”
  • PBS News Anchor Gwen Ifill Mocks Israeli PM Netanyahu After Democrats Support Obama Iran Nuke Deal

    09/02/2015 10:23:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/2/15 | Jim Hoft
    Gwen Ifill, a star news anchor on the taxpayer funded Public Broadcasting System’s Washington Week and PBS Newshour, took to Twitter on Wednesday to mock Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. PBS News Anchor Gwen Ifill Mocks Israeli PM Netanyahu After Democrats Support Obama Iran Nuke Deal Kristinn Taylor Sep 2nd, 2015 12:10 pm 2 Comments Gwen Ifill, a star news anchor on the taxpayer funded Public Broadcasting System’s Washington Week and PBS Newshour, took to Twitter on Wednesday to mock Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Ifill retweeted an Obama administration propaganda tweet from the administration’s @TheIranDeal Twitter account that itself...
  • Scarborough: 'I Blame Cable News' for Cops Being Less Safe

    08/31/2015 6:05:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You wish he had named names . . . On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough flatly stated "I do blame it on cable news" for "people wearing uniforms being a lot less safe today than they were before Ferguson." So just which cable networks did Joe have in mind? Until last week [when he was relegated to the Sunday morning desert], Scarborough's own MSNBC was the Al Sharpton network. So surely Scarborough was pointing the finger at least partially at MSNBC. But as he continued, Scarborough also identified other unnamed cable networks that he accused of "glorifying" Vester Flanagan and...
  • Hillary Clinton Has More Than a Million Fake Twitter Followers. What Does It Mean?

    08/29/2015 7:44:29 AM PDT · by celmak · 33 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | 08/27/2015 | Wayne rash
    Fake Twitter followers abound among the U.S. presidential candidates as they gear up for the election in 2016. And Hillary Clinton isn’t the only candidate with more than a million of them. GOP frontrunner Donald Trump also has well over a million fake followers. Other candidates have them, too, but not as many (in large part because they don’t have as many followers, period).
  • Twitter account @barackobama had followed (gay prostitute website)

    08/26/2015 9:56:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 26, 2015 | John Marzulli
    The Twitter account @barackobama, which is run by staff of the pro-Obama group Organizing for Action, had been following the account for an alleged online brothel busted Tuesday by the feds for promoting male prostitution.
  • Reports of explosion at US military base in Kanagawa, Japan

    08/23/2015 10:05:49 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 133 replies
    various/Twitter ^ | 8-23-2015 | TCRLAF
    Breaking News... RT is the first English language source with this, but is not allowed on FR. NHK saying there were several explosions at the Sagami Depot in Kanagawa.
  • Professor who compared Scott Walker to Hitler is teaching a course on ‘scholar activism’

    08/25/2015 11:51:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The College Fix ^ | August 25, 2015 | Greg Piper
    Sara Goldrick-Rab, a sociology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, caused a firestorm last month when she publicly compared her governor, Republican Scott Walker, to Adolf Hitler in a tweet. She poured fuel on the flames by tweeting at incoming freshmen who were Walker supporters, encouraging them not to attend the school because of Walker’s education funding policies. Then, she apologized. Now she’s promoting a class she’s teaching this fall on “scholar activism.” The graduate seminar will “explore the biographies and narratives of a diverse array of scholar activists, examine the sociopolitical and economic forces shaping their work, and consider...
  • Curt Schilling compares Muslim extremism to Nazis

    08/25/2015 10:31:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 25, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Curt Schilling took on the Internet – and the entire Muslim world – on Tuesday and lost. Badly. The two-time National League strikeout king took to Twitter to voice his concern over Islamic extremism. He posted a photo of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with the words, “It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?” The 48-year-old also tweeted, “The math is staggering when you get to true (numbers).” Schilling, who won three World Series championships during his 20-year MLB career, deleted the post after 10 minutes. Currently working with...
  • #DumpSchumer and anti-Semitism (unites far left, neo-nazis)

    08/25/2015 8:59:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8-17-15 | BENJAMIN KERSTEIN
    If a senior US senator can so quickly become the target of a widespread campaign of anti-Semitism from both the Right and the Left, we should all increase our vigilance. The social media site Twitter offers an extraordinary form of communication. But perhaps because of its scope and anonymity, it is also a hotbed of racism, bigotry and anti-Semitism. This has never been clearer than in the wake of Senator Chuck Schumer’s announcement that he will oppose President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. In doing so, Schumer became guilty of heresy in the eyes of many on the progressive...
  • Passenger live tweets awkward midair breakup

    08/24/2015 5:18:20 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 33 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | August 23, 2015 | KATE SCHNEIDER
    Take just a second to think about it. Firstly, you’re surrounded by snoopy strangers. OK, that doesn’t deter you? Think about the fact that your probably distraught ex will be stuck next to you in a confined and already unpleasant space. For hours. And they will want answers. This is exactly what happened to one poor ex-couple who had their horribly awkward breakup — which started at Raleigh Airport in the US and continued into the sky — live tweeted in excruciating detail by a captivated onlooker. “This is the greatest plane delay I’ve ever had,” the onlooker — New...
  • You know the stock market is in trouble when Apple's Tim Cook is emailing Jim Cramer

    08/24/2015 6:21:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Verge ^ | 08/24/2015 | By Ben Popper
    Stock markets around the world have been posting big losses for the last few days. The route was especially rough this morning, with the DOW Jones at one point falling 1,000 points in less than an hour. At the heart of the current slide is an issue which could impact many tech companies: economic weakness in China. Two weeks ago China's government made an aggressive move to devalue its currency. This followed several weeks of tumult in the Chinese stock market, during which the government had also interceded with force. Taken together, investors saw a Chinese market where growth was flagging. That...
  • Pro-Abortion Web Site Runs Hit Piece Attacking Holly O’Donnell, Posting Private Personal Information

    08/22/2015 8:24:54 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 13 replies ^ | August 21, 2015 | by Matthew BalanAmerican Faith Today
    Radical feminist website RH Reality Check published a hit piece on Thursday against Holly O’Donnell, a whistleblower featured in several of the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of unborn babies’ organs and tissue. Sharona Coutts – a former reporter at ProPublica and the site’s vice president for “investigations and research” – revealed O’Donnell’s alleged sexual preferences, after finding her profile on the OKCupid dating website, as well as posts on other sites. Coutts’s hatchet job actually sparked a backlash among many liberals on Twitter and other online outlets, who accused the author of “slut shaming” the former StemExpress employee....
  • Mom Outraged to Find This Sticker on Her Son’s Textbook Addressing Abortion and Sex

    08/22/2015 5:34:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Suzanne Young, a mother and New York Times best-selling author of “young adult novels,” took to Twitter to protest the Gilbert Public School District’s decision to express its support of adoption over abortion and abstinence as the “most effective” way to prevent unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease. Take a look at the sticker: This. THIS is a sticker my son's public high school just forced all students to put in their science books: — Suzanne Young (@suzanne_young) August 19, 2015 The wording of the text falls in line with Arizona law on the matter: “In view of the...
  • Hillary Clinton Scolds Jeb Bush for Saying ‘Anchor Babies’

    08/19/2015 6:10:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/19/2015 | John Sexton
    Wednesday afternoon, Hillary Clinton’s Twitter feed highlighted a Politico story in which Republican candidate Jeb Bush used the phrase “anchor babies.” “They’re called babies,” Hillary tweeted in response.
  • White House criticized for ‘Straight Outta Uranium’ tweet pushing Iran deal

    08/15/2015 3:23:52 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, August 14, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    The White House faced backlash on Twitter Tuesday after it altered a “Straight Outta Compton” film poster to push the controversial Iran deal. The @TheIranDeal Twitter account — the official White House account for the deal — jumped into the meme-making craze for the N.W.A. film “Straight Outta Compton” after Buzzfeed called it “the most memetacular film of 2015.” The White Housereplied by saying, “@BuzzFeed And thanks to the #IranDeal, Iran will be …,” linking to a meme that read, “Straight Outta Uranium.” Buzzfeed responded to the tweet in an article titled “The White House just completely ruined the ‘Straight...
  • Overwhelming majority of Trump's online following is ineligible to vote

    08/14/2015 11:46:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 14, 2015 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may be dominating social media, but a new study has revealed that a vast percentage of his online following is legally incapable of voting. According to data collected by the social analytics company, Macromeasures, just 39.4 percent of the real estate mogul's Twitter followers are members of the voting-eligible population, as first reported by Forbes. The company analyzed a handful of GOP hopefuls, including Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and Carly Fiorina. Among those Republican candidates, Trump carried the largest percentage of disenfranchised followers. In comparison, 95.7 percent of Fiorina's...