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  • Time Mag Head Defends Deceptive Cover, Rationalizes Dishonesty

    06/24/2018 4:19:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/24/18 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    After the liberal media went wild for a photoshopped Time magazine cover depicting President Trump looking down at a crying immigrant girl, it was exposed that the girl was not separated from her family after all. The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Edward Felsenthal appeared on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday to defend his outlet’s deceptive and misleading cover. Meanwhile, host Brian Stelter was worried about right-wing media pouncing on the story. “As soon as it was revealed through an interview with the child's father that the family had not been separated there was a really strong right-wing backlash to your cover, including...
  • Donald Trump explains Melania Trump's 'I really don't care, do u?' jacket

    06/24/2018 12:20:24 PM PDT · by upchuck · 13 replies
    Wash Times ^ | June 21, 2018
    President Trump said the jacket first lady Melania Trump wore while boarding a plane to Texas to visit illegal-immigrant detention camps was a gibe at the media. The jacket, which had graffiti-like lettering spelling out “I really don’t care, do u,” caused a furor among media types who called it insensitive in light of their insistence that the Trump administration was torturing children. Not so, the president said. “‘I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?’ written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!”...
  • Evangelical Fear Elected Trump (The Atlantic conjures up a fake "evangelical")

    06/24/2018 9:00:00 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 06/24/2018 6:00 AM ET | John Fea
    The history of evangelicalism in America is shot through with fear—but it also contains an alternative. White conservative evangelicals in America are anxious people. I know because I am one. Our sense of fear, perhaps more than any other factor, explains why evangelicals voted in such large numbers for Donald Trump in 2016 and continue to support his presidency. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and essayist Marilynne Robinson once wrote, “Fear is not a Christian habit of mind.” The great poet of the Jersey shore, Bruce Springsteen, sings, “Fear’s a dangerous thing. It can turn your heart black you can trust....
  • The Democrat Party Now Actively Supports Bigotry and Mob Rule

    06/24/2018 5:16:07 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 42 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Leftists hate you and want to deprive you of your rights, Part 10,983. – The big news on Saturday came with the revelation that the owner of the Red Hen, a small, trendy restaurant located in the Washington, DC suburb of Lexington, VA, kicked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, her small children and five other members of her family out as they attempted to have dinner there on Friday evening. The establishment’s owner, one Stephanie Wilkinson – who also apparently owns several other businesses in the small town – claims...
  • DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

    06/23/2018 2:38:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2018 4:32 PM EDT | Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the department has partially complied with subpoenas from the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees after officials turned over more than a thousand new documents this week. House Republicans had given the Justice Department and FBI a Friday deadline for all documents, most of which are related to the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation and the handling of...
  • Michael Cohen denies discussing Trump with Tom Arnold

    06/23/2018 12:45:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen says he didn’t discuss the president with comedian Tom Arnold, who is working on a new TV show to hunt down recordings of Trump. Cohen says in a tweet Friday he had a “chance, public encounter” with Arnold in the lobby of a Manhattan hotel and Arnold asked for a selfie. Arnold tweeted the photo with Cohen and the caption “I love New York” and Cohen had retweeted it without comment. The photo fueled speculation Cohen has secret tapes of Trump and is willing to share them. Friday night, Cohen tweeted he “did...
  • In Tense Meeting, Trump Officials Debate How to Process Migrant Families

    06/23/2018 10:38:20 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    NYT ^ | June 22, 2018 | Michael D. Shear, Ron Nixon and Katie Benner
    Tense arguments broke out at the White House over the past two days as top government officials clashed over how to carry out President Trump’s executive order on keeping together immigrant families at the Mexican border, according to four people familiar with the meetings. The disputes started Thursday night. They continued Friday as Kevin K. McAleenan, the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, returned to the White House to question how his agency was supposed to detain parents and children together when the law requires that children not be held indefinitely in jail. The bureaucratic battles threatened to undermine Mr....
  • Adobe is using AI to catch Photoshopped images

    06/23/2018 7:30:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    Engadget ^ | Kris Holt
    Think of sharks swimming in the streets of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy, or someone flying a "where's my damn dinner?" banner over a women's march. Those images were fake, but clever manipulation can trick news outlets and social media users into thinking they're real. Whenever someone alters an image, unless they are pixel perfect in their work, they always leave behind indicators that the photo is modified. Metadata and watermarks can help determine a source image, and forensics can probe factors like lighting, noise distribution and edges on the pixel level to find inconsistencies. If a color is slightly...
  • FS1’s Whitlock: ‘Twitter Is the Headquarters for Left-Wing Insanity’

    06/23/2018 6:41:11 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 22 Jun 2018 | Trent Baker
    In reaction to NBA Hall of Famer Kevin McHale receiving backlash on Twitter from media members and other users for attending a President Donald Trump rally in Minnesota Wednesday. Whitlock said Twitter is the “headquarters for left-wing insanity” and called it “headquarters for fake news.”
  • Thoughts on Crying Babies, Dying Babies, and Media Deception

    06/23/2018 6:32:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2018 | Michael Brown
    The technique is proven and effective. Put a moving, highly effective, propagandistic photo on the front page (or cover) of your story. Cause a moral outrage in the public. Then, several days (or even weeks) later, print a retraction somewhere in the middle of your publication where few will find it: “We regret publishing a picture with a misleading caption.” It works like a charm!Over 25 years ago, I documented instances of this technique when it came to reports on Israel. The media would feature the tragic picture of a Palestinian baby, almost torn apart, the alleged victim of an...
  • Mexico’s Next President Promises to Make Our Immigration Problems Exponentially Worse

    06/23/2018 5:35:21 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 37 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Tired of all this Winning yet? – JSW Steel announced a $500 million investment in the revitalization of the Acero Junction facility located in Mingo Junction, Ohio. Faced with the possibility of import tariffs being implemented by the Trump Administration, JSW chose to make this massive investment in America rather than construct an entirely new plant in India. “The Trump administration was the driver behind giving us in the U.S. the ability to compete for capital,” JSW Steel USA CEO John Hritz said during a First on FOX Business interview with Edward...
  • Mueller's office attacked The NYT and Wa Post for 'inaccurately' reporting on his investigation

    06/23/2018 1:27:00 AM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Business Insider via aol news ^ | 22 Jun 2018 | Alexandra MA
    Robert Mueller's office has called out allegedly inaccurate reporting on the Russia investigation in a new court filing. A footnote in a new court filing said stories published by The New York Times and Washington Post are inaccurate and irresponsible. Manafort has previously warned that a lot of the reporting about his investigation is wrong. Robert Mueller has attacked the media, including The New York Times and the Washington Post, for reporting "inaccurately" on the Russia investigation. The rebuke came in a court filing on Thursday, which asked a judge to issue a 19-page questionnaire to potential jurors in the...
  • Despite separations, very few young children handed to Department of HHS [FridayTruthDump]

    06/22/2018 9:07:22 PM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 22 Jun 2018 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)Though the potential separation of very young children from their parents as a result of the administration's "zero-tolerance" border policy has drawn concern across the country, new data released by the government show very few such children have been impacted. As of this week, the Department of Health and Human Services had more than 11,600 migrant children in its care -- roughly 80% of whom are children who came to the US by themselves. But of that total, a much smaller number were under the age of 13, or what is referred to as "tender age" children, and even...
  • NBC NEWS: “WE” HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO HURT TRUMP

    06/22/2018 8:08:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 94 replies
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 6/22/2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Not that this will come as a surprise, but it is entertaining to watch NBC’s John Heilemann gleefully explain how “we” have a great opportunity to bludgeon President Trump and the GOP with the faux crisis at the border. In a mere 47 seconds, he gives the game away on a couple of fronts:
  • Pollsters: Dems will take back House (video)

    06/22/2018 3:18:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/22/2018 | The Hill
    A panel of pollsters is predicting that Democrats will win back 23 seats in this year’s midterm elections, enough to win back the house majority. Hill.TV’s “What America’s Thinking” canvassed its panel of pollsters on how many seats Democrats will gain. The average answer for the first-ever Poll of Pollsters was 23 seats, the show announced Friday. That’s exactly the number that Democrats need to flip control of the chamber from Republicans. (What a coincidence) “I feel like if 2016 taught us nothing, it is we should not make predictions. So I’m doing this under duress I’ll have you know,”...
  • George Will: Vote against GOP in midterms

    06/22/2018 2:57:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 160 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/18 | Justin Wise
    Conservative columnist George Will is making the argument to vote against Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections. In a piece published Friday in the Washington Post, Will says that President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy at the border was "the most telegenic example of misrule" and it provided “fresh if redundant evidence for the principle by which” independents and moderate Republicans should vote. That principle he says is that the number of Republicans in office must be “substantially reduced.” "The principle: The congressional Republican caucuses must be substantially reduced. So substantially that their remnants, reduced to minorities, will be stripped of...
  • TIME Photo of Crying Child That Raised $18 Million Proven Fake, Father Says Never Taken From Mother

    06/22/2018 1:48:45 PM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 30 replies
    Trump Conservative ^ | 6/22/2018 | Rufus Shinra
    Throughout the entire mainstream media manufactured crisis of illegal immigrant children separated from their mothers at the border there has been a constant search for that one photo of a crying child who would be the face of the media’s feigned outrage. TIME Magazine thought they had found that photo, when they published their latest issue and included a photo of a crying Hispanic child looking at President Trump with the caption “Welcome to America”. It turns out, however, the crying 2-year-old was never separated from her mother, as the girl’s father revealed yesterday that “they’re together and safe”. In...
  • Fake news scores another one: Crying migrant child in photo never separated from her mother

    06/22/2018 7:44:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/22/2018 | Monica Showalter
    We already know it was going on with the manufactured crisis over child separations of people caught breaking U.S. law by entering the country illegally. The policies were Democrat policies, yet Democrats and Jeb Bush-style #NeverTrumps were decrying it as a product of President Trump's heartlessness, separating parents from children entering illegally as families, in order to keep the children out of their parents' jail. Yet they were President Obama's and President Bush's and President Clinton's policies, dating to 1997. The press pounded the drumbeat nonstop for days that President Trump was heartless and evil - the same way they...
  • Melania Trump trolls the media, media too dumb to figure it out. Film at 11.

    06/22/2018 5:45:21 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 36 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) It’s just like that trash compactor scene from Star Wars, only R2D2 won’t be saving him. – The walls of the justice system closed in a little more on FBI Super Duper Agent and Aspiring Latin Lover Peter Strzok, as Attorney General let slip during an interview that hey, his security clearance has been revoked. Note for the faint of heart: This film does not have a happy ending for the former Texting Titan of the FBI. Gosh, why would that be? So, so hard to understand. Oh, wait… – A new...
  • Father of crying child says family were never separated by border control agents & remain together

    06/21/2018 7:24:38 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 June 2018 | DANIEL BATES and KAREN RUIZ
    The father of the Honduran girl who became the face of the family separation crisis has revealed that he still has not been in touch with his wife or daughter but was happy to learn they are safe. Denis Javier Varela Hernandez, 32, said that he had not heard from his wife Sandra, 32, who was with his two-year-old daughter Yanela Denise, for nearly three weeks until he saw the image of them being apprehended in Texas. In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Hernandez, who lives in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, says that he was told yesterday that his wife and...