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  • I Now Better Understand the 'Good German'

    01/05/2021 5:46:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies ^ | January 5, 2021 | Dennis Prager
    As my listeners and readers can hopefully attest, I have been on a lifelong quest to understand human nature and human behavior. I am sad to report that I have learned more in the last few years, particularly in 2020, than in any equivalent period of time. One of the biggest revelations concerns a question that has always plagued me: How does one explain the "good German," the term used to describe the average, presumably decent German, who did nothing to hurt Jews but also did nothing to help them and did nothing to undermine the Nazi regime? The same...
  • Portland News Crew Gets Stalked, Assaulted And Robbed By ANTIFA In New Autonomous Zone

    12/10/2020 8:57:39 PM PST · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    vidmax ^ | 12-9-20 | Vidmax
    <p>A gang of militant leftists were caught on video descending upon a Portland TV news reporter and videographer who dared to enter their "autonomous zone" — and they proceeded to bully, physically attack, and force out the news team.</p><p>Reporter Genevieve Reaume and videographer Ric Peavyhouse — both with KATU-TV News — on Tuesday walked past barricades set up around the foreclosed house on North Mississippi Avenue in an attempt to interview occupiers.</p>
  • Judge orders Twitter to reveal identity behind account that started Seth Rich conspiracy

    10/08/2020 11:56:00 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 08 2020 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Twitter to reveal who was behind the account that allegedly spread the conspiracy about the death of slain Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich. U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu in Oakland, Calif., ordered that Twitter must turn over information about the account @whyspertech. That account allegedly forged FBI documents falsely linking Rich’s killing to the Wikileaks hack of Democratic emails and provided them to Fox News. NPR first reported on the order. Twitter has sought to keep the identity of the user secret, arguing that disclosing that information would violate the First Amendment....
  • Today in Media History: In 1947, the press reported on the Hutchins Commission report

    04/25/2020 3:30:19 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 10 replies ^ | 3/27/15 | David Shedden
    On March 27, 1947, the press reported on the Hutchins Commission report about the media. Robert M. Hutchins, the president of the University of Chicago, served as the chair of the 1940s Commission on the Freedom of the Press. Time magazine’s Henry Luce suggested the creation of the commission and provided $200,000 in grants. They evaluated the print and broadcast media as well as motion pictures. Their final report, “A Free and Responsible Press,” concluded that freedom of the press was in danger. The commission cautioned against ownership concentration, rising costs, and the media’s preoccupation with sensational news. They felt...
  • Breaking News: Day Two Tommy Robinson Trial

    07/05/2019 7:17:37 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/5/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The second and expected to be final day of Tommy Robinson's trial for live streaming video outside of a child sex abuse trial in May of 2018 in Leeds, England that involved Muslim defendants. Ezra Levant of "Rebel Media" in Canada in London at the Old Bailey courtroom tweeting live.... The trial resumed this morning with Tommy Robinson in the witness box under questioning from prosecuting lawyer Andrew Caldecott....
  • Islamic apologist Aymann Ismail on Antifa attack on ..Ngo: “This is bad, but he’s guilty of worse”

    06/30/2019 3:20:30 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | UN 30, 2019 12:36 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Slate’s Islamic apologist Aymann Ismail on Antifa attack on Andy Ngo: “This is bad, but he’s guilty of worse” JUN 30, 2019 12:36 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER Both the Left and Islamic apologists today minimize, dismiss, or outright deny the violence of jihad terrorists and Leftist neo-Brownshirts, while claiming that the words of those whom they hate are tantamount to violence. On that basis, they are moving to silence all criticism of jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression, and all opposition to the Leftist agenda, as “hate speech.” Note also that Aymann Ismail is referring to Ngo’s work exposing fake...
  • Canadian CBC admits.. Barack Obama was a greater enemy of the free press than Trump.

    05/06/2019 11:07:32 AM PDT · by jerod · 8 replies
    CBC news ^ | Mar 03, 2019 | Michael Enright
    The president of the United States celebrated a milestone last week, though I'm not entirely sure milestone is the mot juste. The Washington Post announced that the president had perpetrated the 10,000th lie of his administration at a rally in Wisconsin. The lying began on the afternoon of his inauguration, when he declared that the ceremony attracted the largest crowd in American history. The lies grew and grew and spread like hordes of zebra mussels covering everything in their path. If he keeps up this pace, odds makers say, he will have told 22,500 lies by election day next year....

    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...
  • Wait–This Is Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Shut Down The Press At A Town Hall Event?

    08/19/2018 11:08:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | August 19, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a rising star in the Democratic Party, but also its far left flank. Some have called her the future. You can take that as a bad thing, given that her agenda will cost us tens of trillions of dollars over the next decade; the three-decade projection soar into hundreds of trillions ($218 trillion to be exact), or view that as a sign of GOP wins for the next decade due to voters suffering from the sticker shock. Her inability to grasp basic economics also doesn’t work in her favor. Still, she gained prominence to clipping incumbent Democratic...
  • FREE TOMMY ROBINSON Campaign Update!

    05/30/2018 2:00:40 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 6 replies
    Opinionated European (YouTube channel) ^ | May 30, 2018 | Zuzanna Mroz (@OpinionatedEuro)
    Part 1 is here: Part 2 is currently live and in progress (currently answering questions from YouTube listeners): The main link for this thread goes to her YouTube channel (in case there is a Part 3).
  • Tommy Robinson Update: Trump Jr Blasts UK Governments' Decision, Press Ban Rescinded

    05/30/2018 8:26:18 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 23 replies
    Styxhexenhammer666 (YouTube channel) ^ | May 30, 2018 | Styxhexenhammer666 (Tarl Warwick)
    The UK is probably pretty embarassed by the general response of the world to their abuse
  • Malaysia looks to punish fake news with 10 years in jail

    03/26/2018 7:51:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 26, 2018 8:48 AM EDT | Eileen Ng
    Malaysia’s government proposed new legislation Monday to outlaw fake news and punish offenders with a 10-year jail sentence, a move slammed by critics as a bid to crack down on dissent ahead of a general election. Prime Minister Najib Razak has been dogged by a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal involving an indebted state fund, and rights activists fear the new law could be used to criminalize news reports and critical opinions on government misconduct. A general election must be held by August but is widely expected in the next few weeks. The anti-fake news bill, which must be approved by parliament,...
  • Sharing “fake news” in Ireland could soon be illegal, with $10k fine attached

    12/18/2017 5:29:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Irish Central ^ | December 17, 2017 07:09 AM | Frances Mulraney
    An Irish politician has brought forward a new bill to the Dáil (Irish parliament) which will attempt to legislate to prevent the spread of fake news stories and articles in Ireland. The groundbreaking proposals were brought forward by opposition party Fianna Fáil in the wake of the influence of bots and fake new articles in politics overseas, especially in the 2016 US Presidential election and the Brexit referendum in the UK. There are concerns that although fake news has not been used so far to influence political debate in Ireland, even in the particularly intense 2016 general election, that this...
  • Schiff: 'Our democracy is under threat' from Trump, Russia

    11/07/2017 10:40:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 7, 2017 | Brett Samuels
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Tuesday told The Associated Press that Russia and some of President Trump’s policies are a threat to American democracy. While Russia poses an external threat, “in many respects, the challenge from within is more serious because we have a president who takes issue with the First Amendment and a president who describes the press as the enemy of the people,” Schiff said. He also cited Trump’s criticism of judges who rule against him and his efforts to limit immigration from Muslim-majority countries as threats to democracy, adding that Trump is attempting to undermine the ongoing...
  • Fake News, Exposed

    02/27/2017 8:21:37 PM PST · by RightGeek · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/27/2017 | Lee Smith
    Obama's "echo chamber" lives on and the media are still buying... In an article on the Atlantic website, a former Obama White House staffer explains why she resigned from the Trump White House after only eight days. . . . Hers was the second story in less than a week in which a government official explained that they’d resigned because of Trump’s policies. Ned Price, a CIA analyst who worked at the Obama White House, authored a cri de coeur for the Washington Post to explain why his disagreements with Trump’s policies prompted him to leave government service. “To be...

    01/25/2016 8:34:17 PM PST · by windhover · 34 replies
    January, 25, 2016 | Windhover
    Late today a Texas grand jury found no case against PP for selling baby parts; they did indite the producers of the video for unlawfully viewing a government form. Megyn Kelly of Fox news was the source for me. Background is that pro life Gov.of Texas appointed the prosecutor, in the case, to find if an indictment of PP could be found AGAINST them for selling baby parts. Instead the Producers were indicted! This cannot happen by accident. Even if a grand jury would not find an intictment against PP, a separate action would have to be prosecuted by the...

    11/17/2015 6:58:02 PM PST · by TBP · 47 replies
    Frontpage ^ | November 17, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's time to play America's fastest growing game show sensation, "Moron or Traitor." It's a tough challenge because this administration has plenty of both. So does a radicalized Democratic Party leaping into insanity. A Democratic candidate was recently forced to drop out for tweeting that ISIS isn't evil. But don't look for Kerry to quit over his suggestion that the ISIS massacre of Charlie Hebdo artists and writers (not to mention, as his boss put it, some random (Jewish) folks in a deli) There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There...
  • FEC chair warns of chilling regulations, book ban on conservative publishers

    07/24/2014 1:16:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The chairman of the Federal Election Commission today blasted Democratic colleagues opposed to his effort to protect conservative media after they imposed rules on the publisher of Rep. Paul Ryan's new book, opening the door to future book regulations -- or even a ban. “By failing to affirm this publisher’s constitutional right, statutory right, to disseminate a political book free from FEC conditions and regulations, we have effectively asserted regulatory jurisdiction over a book publisher,” warned Chairman Lee E. Goodman, one of three Republicans on the six-person FEC. “That failure reveals a festering legal uncertainty and chill for the free...
  • Journalists Accuse White House of Politically-Driven Suppression of News

    07/09/2014 6:10:42 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 34 replies
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | July 8, 2014 | By John Eggerton
    Over three dozen journalist organizations including the Radio Television Digital News Association, National Press Foundation, and the Society of Professional Journalists, have asked the President to drop the "excessive controls" on public information by federal agencies, branding it "politically driven suppression of news and information about federal agencies." There has been an ongoing tension between broadcast, print and online journalists and the Obama administration, with complaints that the Administration has limited access to events, while providing its own "coverage" through official channels. n a letter to President Obama, the groups complained about policies that require journalists to go through public...
  • Biden: ‘Journalists Can Tell People the Truth’ or ‘Tell People What is Not the Truth’

    05/03/2014 11:33:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 2, 2014 - 3:15 PM | Penny Starr
    Vice President Joe Biden told people at a conference on Friday that freedom of the press includes allowing journalists to “tell people the truth, and even tell people what is not the truth.” Biden was the featured speaker on Friday at the Motion Picture Association of America, a lobbying group headed by former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), which held its second annual Creativity Conference at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. […] “Of course, each society is different and some are fundamentally different,” said Biden. “But there’s certain common ingredients that make up success: Basic liberties so citizens can think and...