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  • New Study Shows Riots Make America Conservative

    05/28/2020 10:23:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 21, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    The recent spate of protests against police brutality have changed the way the left thinks about rioting. The old liberal idea, which distinguished between peaceful protests (good) and rioting (bad), has given way to a more radical analysis. “Riots work,” insists George Ciccariello-Maher in Salon. “But despite the obviousness of the point, an entire chorus of media, police, and self-appointed community leaders continue to try to convince us otherwise, hammering into our heads a narrative of a nonviolence that has never worked on its own, based on a mythical understanding of the Civil Rights Movement.” Vox’s German Lopez, while acknowledging...
  • Silicon Valley: Oracle employees protest chairman’s fundraiser for Trump

    02/26/2020 1:21:29 PM PST · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 2/25/2020 | Karen Townsend
    Last week Oracle co-founder and Chairman Larry Ellison held a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election campaign at his Rancho Mirage estate near Palm Springs, Calif. At the time the fundraiser was announced, there was silence from The Resistance, which is unusual given the reality of today’s political environment – public figures who support Trump must be shamed and shunned. It turns out about 300 employees of the American multinational computer technology corporation protested Ellison’s fundraiser but they did so the day after the event which seems like an odd way of going about it. Oracle employs about 136,000 people, so...
  • Silicon Valley: Oracle Employees Protest Chairman Larry Ellison’s Fundraiser For Trump

    02/26/2020 7:51:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/26/2020 | Karen Townsend
    Last week Oracle co-founder and Chairman Larry Ellison held a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election campaign at his Rancho Mirage estate near Palm Springs, Calif. At the time the fundraiser was announced, there was silence from The Resistance, which is unusual given the reality of today’s political environment – public figures who support Trump must be shamed and shunned. It turns out about 300 employees of the American multinational computer technology corporation protested Ellison’s fundraiser but they did so the day after the event which seems like an odd way of going about it. Oracle employs about 136,000 people,...
  • Oracle Employees Demand Larry Ellison Cancel Trump Fundraiser

    02/17/2020 10:08:45 AM PST · by rktman · 62 replies ^ | 2/17/2020 | Lucas Nolan
    Employees at software giant Oracle are demanding that the company’s Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison cancel a fundraiser for President Donald Trump set to take place this week. Recode reports that following Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison’s decision to host a fundraiser for President Trump this week, employees at the company have demanded that Ellison cancel the event. Breitbart News reported that President Donald Trump is expected to attend a campaign fundraising event at Ellison’s Rancho Mirage estate on Wednesday, just two weeks before California’s Super Tuesday primary. Ellison will be hosting supporters on a golf outing at his home on...
  • Left Loses It Over Big Tech Chairman’s Pro-Trump Fundraiser

    02/14/2020 1:45:47 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/14/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    The left went bonkers on Twitter when news broke that Big Tech billionaire Larry Ellison was hosting a pro-Trump fundraiser. Lefty outlet Vox Recode characterized the billionaire founder of Oracle Corporation's decision to support President Donald Trump as "unthinkable for a tech titan" and “a major coup for the Trump team." Recode continued: "Ellison is, after all, the country’s fifth-richest person, with a net worth of almost $70 billion.” Vox Recode also issued a harbinger in its Feb. 12 report: “[T]he fundraiser [to be held in Ellison’s estate] is sure to expose the flamboyant 75-year-old billionaire [Ellison] to a new...
  • Journalists Attack Trump Campaign For Satire ‘Truth Over Facts’ Website, Forgetting That It’s A Biden Gaffe

    05/19/2020 9:40:29 AM PDT · by Maceman · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 18, 2020 | Shelby Talcott
    Journalists missed a reference to a Biden gaffe Monday after the Trump campaign launched a new website titled “Truth Over Facts.” President Donald Trump’s campaign launched what appears to be a joke website they described as “an investigative website aimed at uncovering the truth behind [former Vice President] Joe Biden’s never-ending, seemingly incomprehensible statements during his third, plodding campaign for president.” The “Truth Over Facts” title is, in fact, a reference to one of Biden’s public gaffes, where he made the comment during a 2019 campaign speech in Iowa. This seemed to go over many journalists’ heads as they attacked...
  • NBC Opinion: Michigan coronavirus protesters shout 'liberty!' -- as right-wing rhetoric weaponizes freedom

    05/14/2020 3:05:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | May 14, 2020 | By Marcie Bianco
    What is the difference between liberty and freedom in the eyes of many Americans? Absolutely nothing. And therein lies not only the problem driving the culture war around coronavirus shelter-in-place orders but also arguably the crux of all fronts of America's culture wars, from guns to religion to speech to - now, it seems - haircuts. It is a slippage skillfully leveraged by conservatives. This week in Michigan, armed protesters are heeding the call. But the petulant rallying cries echo across the United States. "Give me liberty or give me death!" - so goes the universal whine, lifted from Patrick...
  • The Corporate Media’s Coronavirus Propaganda For China Is Finally Catching Up With Them

    04/02/2020 7:12:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/02/2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Beijing has lied about the coronavirus from the start, while here in the West our corporate media has actively and enthusiastically spread its lies to households across the free world. But now that news of China’s lies is beginning to seep out, will it make a difference? Will there even be corrections? Don’t count on it.Even before reports on incinerators “working around the clock,” massive orders for urns, government bribes to keep mourners quiet, and total government censorship, China’s lies were obvious. Even before China concealed the outbreak, blamed the U.S. military, and expelled foreign reporters, their lies were obvious.Their...
  • No, CNN, ‘Humanity’ Is Not Responsible For Wuhan Virus. China Is

    03/22/2020 2:09:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 22, 2020 | David Marcus,
    China, Chinese Virus, CNN, Corona virus, In an article and TV segment yesterday, CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh and Vasco Cotovio argued that the Chinese virus pandemic was not the fault of China’s communist government or bats, but “human activity.” The big winner in this bizarre way of telling the story is China, which is launching a furious disinformation campaign to distance itself from blame for the pandemic.According the CNN theory, the real problem is a global one. Through climate change and other means, natural habitats are being destroyed. This displaces animals such as bats. When the bats are displaced (and...
  • Fact Check: Left-Wing Media Claim Aborted Baby Parts Needed to Cure Coronavirus

    03/21/2020 1:33:07 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/20/2020 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The Washington Post and Vox are two left-wing media outlets that published stories this week claiming that a Montana-based NIH scientist is appealing to the Trump administration to end its ban on federal funds for research that uses fetal tissue from the body parts of aborted babies so he can develop a treatment for the infection caused by the coronavirus.
  • Liberal Hacks Compete For 2020’s Top (Or Worst?) Pundit Award

    01/26/2020 10:47:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist, ^ | January 26, 2020 | Jeremy Senderowicz
    The other matchup that jumps out at me is the possibility of Jennifer Rubin matching up with her Washington Post teammate Max Boot with the Final Four on the line.This is a parody. This is not meant to reflect any beliefs or statements of ESPN or the personalities named in this parody, nor any of the actual mannerisms of such people. Scott Van Pelt: So one of the most eagerly awaited moments of the 2020 election year has finally arrived. The selection committee revealed its brackets for the Comfortably Smug #LiberalHack tournament, sponsored as always by the private equity firm...
  • Fact Check: AP Says Biden Getting Ukrainian Prosecutor Fired to Protect Hunter Is ‘False Narrative’

    01/25/2020 7:57:07 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jan 2020 | Robert Kraychik
    The Associated Press (AP) described the matter of Joe Biden’s leveraging of U.S. foreign aid to pressure Ukraine to fire a prosecutor investigating corruption at Burisma — a Ukrainian energy company upon whose board of directors Hunter Biden sat — in order to protect his second son as a “false narrative.” The AP echoed similar news media outlets’ mischaracterization of the above-mentioned event, including the New York Times, Snopes, NPR, USA Today, Vox, and the Washington Post. In a column identifying differing perceptions of political goings on being related to varying news media consumption patterns, the AP dismisses Joe Biden’s...
  • Vox journalist mocked for pushing theory that Trump itches face with 'middle finger' to dig opponents

    01/09/2020 10:56:50 PM PST · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 9 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    A journalist for Vox was mocked on Thursday for suggesting that President Trump purposely itches his face with his middle finger in order to subtly insult Democrats and other opponents. Vox associate editor Aaron Rupar shared a video clip of the president touching his face with "the bird" on two separate occasions. One instance was while Trump was on speakerphone with what Rupar described was an "uppity woman"; the other was of him at a press conference responding to a question about whether he thought Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Hunter Biden should testify as part of the impeachment inquiry.
  • Boomers: You can still be heroes in the story of climate change

    01/08/2020 9:18:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    VOX ^ | January 8, 2020 | by Laura McGann
    Boomers: It’s not too late. You can be heroes in the story of climate change. You might not like to hear it, as many of you have long told pollsters you consider yourselves environmentalists, but collectively you have exacerbated the climate crisis more than any other generation. Fossil fuels were cheap as you came of age and you burned too much of them. Your lifetime carbon footprint is so high you’re forcing kids born today to emit eight times less than you just to hit a modest goal. And you’ve never taken climate change as seriously as the generations behind...
  • Why Mainstream Critics Are Panning Clint Eastwood's Latest Film, Richard Jewell

    12/23/2019 2:58:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2019 | T.R. Clancy
    Not every mainstream movie critic hates Clint Eastwood's highly affecting Richard Jewell.  But the critics who hate it hate it an awful lot.  The story of how an out-of-control FBI and a "completely irresponsible press" ruined the life of the heroic security guard whose quick action saved many lives during the 1996 Centennial Park bombing is legitimately viewed as Eastwood's take on what's happening in America right now.  The irony that the movie was released the same week as the I.G. report exposing the FBI's lawlessness in Crossfire Hurricane must be particularly galling for mainstream journos who staked their reputations on...
  • Vox: Trump’s Judges More Qualified than Obama’s

    12/23/2019 1:17:52 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Dec 2019 | JOEL B. POLLAK noted last week: There’s no completely objective way to measure legal ability, but a common metric used by legal employers to identify the most gifted lawyers is whether those lawyers secured a federal clerkship, including the most prestigious clerkships at the Supreme Court. Approximately 40 percent of Trump’s appellate nominees clerked for a Supreme Court justice, and about 80 percent clerked on a federal court of appeals. That compares to less than a quarter of Obama’s nominees who clerked on the Supreme Court, and less than half with a federal appellate clerkship. In other words, based solely on objective...
  • American democracy’s Senate problem, explained A huge — and growing — source of bias in the political system.

    12/22/2019 9:34:44 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 12/17/2019 | Matt Yglesias
    Democrats have a Senate problem, and not just in the sense that Republicans currently hold the majority or that the prospect of that changing in 2020 is relatively slim. The problem is that the odds of ever changing it are slimmer than is generally realized. Data for Progress, a progressive think tank and advocacy organization, is trying to raise alarm bells about the issue. In a new memo, co-founder Colin McAuliffe writes that “the Senate is an irredeemable institution” that’s biased 3 percentage points in the GOP’s favor and systematically underweights the interests of nonwhite Americans. Of course, the fact...
  • 'It feels cold and heartless': Hundreds of California freelancers have been fired before the holidays over a state law meant to help Uber and Lyft drivers

    12/19/2019 10:17:32 AM PST · by karpov · 62 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 18, 2019 | Allana Akhtar
    Rather than spending the holidays relaxing, Will Griffith needs to decide whether he should immediately leave the freelance gig he's had for the past five years or stick around until his contract is terminated in March. Griffith was one of 200 Vox Media freelancers in California who lost their job on Monday. The company nixed freelancers because of a new state law that defines some positions previously filled by freelancers or gig workers as full-time roles with benefits. The law takes effect January 1. California lawmakers meant for the new law, Assembly Bill 5, to help Uber and Lyft drivers...
  • POINTS TO PONDER The Senate represents states, not people. That’s the problem

    12/17/2019 3:57:27 PM PST · by Liz · 54 replies ^ | Oct 13, 2018 | Hans Noel w/ research assistant Julia Vitter
    States as states do need representation in the federal government. Under the Constitution, they have far too much. The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court spurred a lively discussion about institutional design. After the vote, some noted that the 50 senators who voted to confirm represent about 45 percent of the population. A number of astute constitutional historians quickly spoke up to point out that of course that happens, because the Senate represents states and not people. If you want to see the people represented, look to the House. But of course, the fact that the Constitution does...
  • Why the Media Dumped Beto for Mayor Pete: Journalists love a candidate who loves them back.

    04/18/2019 10:34:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | April 17, 2019 | Jack Shafer
    Burning with the velocity of a prairie fire on a gusty Indiana day, Pete Buttigieg scorched the airwaves, seared the podcasts, and charred the press this week as he ignited his presidential campaign, temporarily torching his Democratic competition in the process. The secret to Buttigieg’s publicity run was no secret, wrote Matthew Yglesias in Vox. Like Molly Bloom in his favorite novel, Ulysses, he can’t stop saying “yes”—to media invitations. In recent weeks, he’s appeared on a CNN town hall, Ellen, A-list podcasts and Morning Joe, and been featured in New York, POLITICO Magazine, the Atlantic and much more. But...