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  • Record number of journalists jailed in 2020, says watchdog

    12/15/2020 4:53:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | December 15, 2020
    New York (AFP) - A record number of journalists were behind bars this year, a US-based watchdog said Tuesday, accusing governments worldwide of suppressing the media and fueling misinformation amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists found that 274 journalists were imprisoned in 2020 -- the highest number since the non-profit organisation began its survey in the 1990s. The report also found that 26 journalists and media workers had been murdered this year, with Mexico listed as the world's most dangerous country for the press. The worst offender was China for the second consecutive...
  • REPORT: FOX News Hires Crisis Management Team to Handle PR Over Ratings Crisis

    11/11/2020 3:43:21 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 161 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/2020 | Jim Hoft
    The Fox News Channel crashed in ratings on Saturday, coming in a distant third place to leader CNN and second place MSNBC. In the week before TuesdayÂ’s election Fox News averaged more than double the viewership of CNN and MSNBC. The FOX News Channel hit rock bottom when they defended and ignored the massive fraud in this yearÂ’s 2020 election. Two days ago Bret Baier deleted the tweet that exposed the exploding on-going backlash against Fox. Many of their hosts were openly hostile to their conservative audience. And several FOX News hosts absolutely HATE President Trump and his supporters. The...
  • Response from the mayor of Portland OR. UNBELIEVABLE

    09/25/2020 6:00:56 PM PDT · by Smellin Salt · 73 replies
    I sent an email to Mayor Wheeler of Portland Oregon. This is the response I received, Good Afternoon, I'm pleased the Governor and the Multnomah County Sheriff responded favorably to my request for mutual aid to implement the great planning work Portland Police have done to be ready for this weekend's potential protests. The additional resources provided by the state police will go a long way to ensuring we are able to do everything possible to be ready when alt-right and white nationalist groups come to our city. We all agree our state and our nation are facing unprecedented threats....
  • Associated Press issues erroneous 'fact check' saying there is 'no evidence' of Antifa, BLM violence

    08/28/2020 7:26:25 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    The Post Millenial ^ | Roberto Wankerell-Cruz
    The Associated Press "fact-checked" speakers of the Republican National Convention, including Trump supporter and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, where they erroneously and falsely claim that there is "no evidence" that Black Lives Matter or antifa "is infiltrating racial justice protests with violence." At last night's event, Giuliani said: "Black Lives Matter and antifa sprang into action and, in a flash, they hijacked the peaceful protest into vicious, brutal riots." AP would go on to call that "a hollow claim": There's no evidence that Black Lives Matter or antifa, or any political group for that matter, is infiltrating...
  • Gov. Walz (MN) appeals FEMA decision to deny aid after civil unrest

    08/08/2020 7:03:34 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 54 replies
    KSTP ^ | Aug 7, 2020
    Gov. Tim Walz on Friday announced he is appealing the federal government's decision to deny a major disaster declaration to help Minnesota rebuild from the rioting that broke out after George Floyd's death in police custody. The Governor requested funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on July 2. That request was denied on July 10. Walz requested funding specifically to help rebuild public infrastructure that had been damaged in the civil unrest starting on May 27. In a news release, Walz cited the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, which states that fires to public infrastructures regardless of...
  • U.S. Army Soldier Charged with Terrorism Offenses for Planning Deadly Ambush on Service Members in His Unit

    06/22/2020 4:44:23 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies
    justice.gov ^ | June 22, 2020 | DOJ
    U.S. Army Private Ethan Melzer Sent Sensitive U.S. Military Information to Members of a Neo-Nazi Group in an Attempt to Facilitate a “Mass Casualty” Attack on Melzer’s Army Unit The Department of Justice announced today the unsealing of an indictment charging Ethan Melzer, 22, of Louisville, Kentucky, for allegedly planning an attack on his U.S. Army unit by sending sensitive details about the unit – including information about its location, movements, and security – to members of an extremist organization named Order of the Nine Angles (O9A), an occult-based neo-Nazi and white supremacist group.   Melzer is charged with conspiring and...
  • Dr. Fauci Warns BLM/Antifa Protesters They Could Be Spreading Coronavirus, But Says Protesting Against “Injustices” Is “A DUTY”

    06/09/2020 1:59:47 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 57 replies
    100% Fed Up ^ | 6/9/20 | Staff
    Yesterday, in a videotaped message, Dr. Anthony Fauci, spoke as a “public health official,” to the Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters, warning protesters they could be furthering the spread COVID-19. Fauci sat in a sterile room at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as he appeared to be apologizing for having to ask protesters in massive groups to maintain a safe social distance, “It’s very difficult, if not impossible to maintain the kind of physical separation that is recommended,” Dr. Fauci said. In his message to protesters/rioters, Dr. Fauci explained, “So, in a perfect world, you wouldn’t...
  • (Boston,Ma.) MBTA board orders that buses won’t transport police to protests, protesters to police

    06/05/2020 7:42:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 48 replies
    whdh.com ^ | 06/05/2020 | Jordan Frias
    An advisory board overseeing the T has agreed on an order not to allow buses to transport police to protests or protesters to police, officials said Thursday. “Our concern is that there is a political fight going on in our country to eliminate racist practices, and we are not going to have the T used in any way, shape or form to inhibit people from expressing themselves,” board member Brian Lang told 7NEWS.
  • Mark Zuckerberg says he might add labels to posts that incite violence following pressure from staff and civil rights leaders - less than a week after he criticized Twitter for doing the same thing

    06/02/2020 11:20:18 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 02 2020 | ANDREW COURT
    Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly considering adding warning labels to Facebook posts penned by government leaders if they incite violence - less than a week after he criticized Twitter for doing the exact same thing. Vox obtained access to a video conference call between Zuckerberg and several of his Facebook employees Tuesday, during which he revealed he was toying with the idea. According to the publication, Zuckerberg also predicted that the United States could be entering a 'prolonged period of civil unrest', meaning that the company may 'alter its policies on what kind of announcements government leaders can make about state...
  • Boston Police Caught With Truck Full of Bricks; Are They 'Planting' Them to Incite Violence?

    06/02/2020 9:45:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 128 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 06/02/2020 | By Manthan Chheda
    The anger over George Floyd's death has led to protests across the country and the situation is worsening by the day. While some are protesting peacefully, others have resorted to violence, looting and vandalism to rebel against the law enforcement after Floyd was killed in custody when a Minneapolis police officer pinned him down with his knee over his neck last week. A state of emergency has been declared in several states and the National Guard has stepped in to deal with the intensifying unrest. However, a new video clip has started circulating on social media suggesting that law enforcement...
  • From hashtags to donations, Google, Netflix and other tech companies voice support for protesters

    05/31/2020 3:27:53 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 28 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | May 31, 2020 | Mike Murphy
    As protests stemming from the death of George Floyd wrack the nation, a number of leading tech companies have offered their support for demonstrators and funding for social-justice organizations. Twitter Inc. changed its profile bio to read simply “#BlackLivesMatter,” while Alphabet Inc.’s Google said on its main search page: “We stand in support of racial equality, and all those who search for it.” Google’s YouTube said it would donate $1 million “in support of efforts to address social injustice.” Major streaming services — such as Netflix Inc.,, Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Video, Walt Disney Co.-controlled Hulu and AT&T’s T, HBO Max,...
  • Twitter Allows Looters to Coordinate Criminal Behavior While It Declares ‘#BlackLivesMatter’

    05/31/2020 4:27:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 31 2020 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Twitter is allowing its users to coordinate criminal behavior on the platform, with dozens of tweets identifying looting targets still on the platform despite the fact that the site was notified by concerned citizens. The company has however changed the description of its official account to “#BlackLivesMatter.” A Twitter search for “Santana Row,” which is the name of a shopping district in San Jose, California, reveals dozens of Twitter users encouraging their followers to target and loot the district. Many of the tweets have been on the platform for days. “let’s riot and raid Santana Row lol,” said one tweet,...
  • Did Bill de Blasio Just Become the Most Hated Man in America?

    05/31/2020 9:30:19 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 31 May 2020 | Tyler o'Neil
    As the riots and destruction across America continued for the fifth day after protests originally over the death of George Floyd devolved into looting and destruction in Minneapolis, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio despicably attempted to score political points by blaming President Donald Trump for the “atmosphere” of “tension and hatred and division” behind the protests. Yet he managed to alienate the anti-Trump left a few hours later by refusing to condemn police who drove a cruiser into a crowd of protesters. “I’ve not seen the specific words coming out of the White House or actions but I can...
  • Target is Helping Fund the Looting of its Own Stores

    05/31/2020 9:22:24 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 21 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | May 31, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    ...Good news for looters, you can find some overpriced junk with Teigen's name on it at Target....Maybe if Target stopped doing business with radical lefty celebs who help looters and rioters, its stores would be less likely to be looted. But Vladimir knew what he was talking about. Corporate America can't and won't stop following the lead of the radical lefties...Keep doubling down on social justice and eventually you'll run out of stores. When you make America a target, you also make yourself a target.
  • We learned that in Minnesota the National Guard, State Police, and the local Police turned and ran and left the citizens to defend for themselves. So I have a couple of questions for our “Protect and Serve” authorities. (Vanity)

    05/30/2020 9:44:48 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 103 replies
    https://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 5-30-2020 | Enterprise
    1. What determines the point at which you will turn and run and abandon the citizens you have sworn to protect and serve? 2. Can you draft a policy which gives the citizens a clear understanding of when you will turn and run? This is vital to the community because they need as much notice as possible to arm, organize, and deploy to have a chance to overcome the threat. 3. Hypothetically, suppose a crowd of thousands of thugs approaches a community and you turn and run and abandon your citizens. The next day, thousands of bodies of thugs are...
  • There should be protests.' Mayor Kapszukiewicz and community leaders address George Floyd

    05/31/2020 7:35:29 AM PDT · by madison10 · 13 replies
    Channel 24 Toledo ^ | May 30, 2020 | Jay Hannah
    Just four days after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis Police Officer, Derek Chauvin, and the video sparked protests across the country, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz welcomed in a few dozen African American community leaders to talk at One Government Center. Mayor Kapszukiewicz acknowledged that Toledo is 652 miles away from Minneapolis, where the incident happened that resulted in Floyd's death. But he said the video made him sick to his stomach and he made a long-term commitment to opening up communication, and having difficult conversations like he had. In front of the Safety Building after the meeting, the mayor...
  • Minneapolis Restaurant Owners Encouraged Violence... Including Against Their Own Business

    05/31/2020 7:47:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/30/2020 | Beth Baumann
    The Bangladeshi-Indian restaurant, Gandhi Mahal, in Minneapolis' 3rd Precinct was burned to the ground during riots that ravaged the city Thursday night into Friday morning. The restaurant sat in the epicenter of where America's riots began following the death of George Floyd. In fact, 18-year-old Hafsa Islam, the restaurant owner's daughter, saw Floyd being arrested while she was making a Door Dash delivery. She learned later in the day that Floyd had died. Hafsa was originally upset with the fact that her family's business – and main source of income – was lost until she heard her father say, "Let...
  • Minnesota Governor’s Daughter Hope Walz Was Tweeting Out Intel to Violent Looters and Rioters Just Like Ilhan Omar’s Daughter Isra Hirsi

    05/31/2020 7:47:58 AM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 31, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    We knew from recent rallies and riots that it’s highly likely the groups behind today’s riots are Domestic terrorists, revolutionary communists, US based radical Islamist organizations and others related to the Democrat Party. Today we have more proof this is the case. We reported a few days ago that Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar’s daughter tweeted out support for the protestors: Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar’s daughter Isra Hirsi, retweeted a list of supplies for “comrades” who are rioting in Minneapolis. Isra Hirsi is the co-founder of US Youth Climate Strike and her Twitter bio says she ‘hates capitalism.’ Isra Hirsi...
  • Chrissy Teigen hits back at Twitter trolls and is now donating $200K towards freeing citizens arrested while protesting death of George Floyd

    05/31/2020 12:04:35 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 31 2020 | KEVIN KAYHART
    It is day five of protests following the killing of unarmed black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the hands of a white police officer as three of his colleagues looked on. And now, as the number of demonstrators arrested continues to mount up around the country, Chrissy Teigen has pledged to help those in need of bail money. The model and television personality offered to donate $100,000 to the cause, but she has since doubled the amount to $200,000, in a clap back at people who criticized her gesture and essentially labeled protesters as criminals.
  • Video: Kamala Harris Attends George Floyd Protest Outside White House

    05/30/2020 10:55:17 PM PDT · by bitt · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/30/2020 | Joshua Caplan
    (barf) Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Saturday attended a protest outside the White House as violent unrest rages across the United States over the death of George Floyd, the man who died after a Minneapolis police officer placed his knee on Floyd’s neck while he was handcuffed. A masked Harris shared a video of herself attending a protest alongside hundreds of other demonstrators chanting “Hands up. Don’t shoot.”