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  • Biden Loves to Tell Tall Tales. We Cut Them Down to Size.

    06/10/2024 6:43:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The New York Times | Yahoo ^ | June 9, 2024 | by Linda Qiu (D-NYT)
    WASHINGTON — In President Joe Biden’s telling, he was a teenage civil rights activist, a former trucker, the first in his family to go college and the nephew of a cannibalism victim. All of these claims stretch the truth or are downright false. But Biden persists in telling personal tales with rhetorical flourishes and factual liberty when he works a room or regales an audience. They are a way to connect with voters, emphasize his “middle-class Joe” persona and charm his audience. Despite Biden’s penchant for exaggerating details when recounting episodes from his life, these autobiographical embellishments differ in scale...
  • Gaza journalist held 3 hostages in his home with his family before he was killed, Israeli military says

    06/09/2024 10:23:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 9, 2024 | By Ronny Reyes
    A Gaza journalist was holding three hostages in his home with his family before he was killed by Israeli commandos during a rescue operation on Saturday, according to the Israeli military. Abdallah Aljamal, who also worked as a spokesman for the Hamas-run labor ministry, was killed when special forces soldiers stormed his home in central Gaza and rescued hostages, Almog Meir Jan, 21, Andri Kozlov, 27, and Shlomi Ziv, 41 …
  • ‘Failure of the negotiations’: Israel’s hostage rescue leads to one of the bloodiest days in the war

    06/09/2024 7:32:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    NBC News | Comcast ^ | June 9, 2024 | By Freddie Clayton (H-NBC)
    n Israel, the news of four hostages rescued from Gaza was met with cheering crowds and tearful scenes of reuniting families. Officials hailed the operation as miraculous and heroic, and offered a rare win for Israel's embattled Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. But it came at the expense of hundreds of Palestinians, who suffered one of the bloodiest days in Gaza. Video filmed by an NBC News crew on the ground showed streets scattered with charred bodies, survivors gathering body parts into sacks, rescuers carrying mangled and blood-soaked children into chaotic hospitals overwhelmed with the injured. By Sunday, joy in Israel...
  • Israel rescues 4 hostages kidnapped in Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack. At least 94 Palestinians are killed

    06/08/2024 7:36:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 8, 2024 | BY SAM MEDNICK, JACK JEFFREY AND WAFAA SHURAFA
    DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Saturday rescued four hostages who were kidnapped in the Hamas-led attack on Oct. 7, the largest such recovery operation since the war began. At least 94 Palestinians including children were killed as heavy fighting continued around the sites in central Gaza, the Health Ministry said. Saturday’s hostage recovery operation brings the total of rescued captives to seven. Two men were rescued in February and a woman was rescued in the aftermath of the October attack. Israeli troops have recovered at least 16 bodies of hostages, according to the government. The latest rescue...
  • Trump’s attacks on US justice system after guilty verdict could be useful to autocrats like Putin

    06/02/2024 10:56:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2024 | BY EMMA BURROWS (D-AP)
    After his historic guilty verdict in his hush money case, Donald Trump attacked the U.S. criminal justice system, making unfounded claims of a “rigged” trial that echoed remarks from the Kremlin. “If they can do this to me, they can do this to anyone,” Trump said Friday, speaking from his namesake tower in New York on Friday. Thousands of miles away, Russian President Vladimir Putin was probably “rubbing his hands with glee,” said Fiona Hill, a former senior White House national security adviser to three U.S. presidents, including Trump. Hill and other analysts say Trump’s attacks could be useful to...
  • [BARF ALERT!] Trump calls Hannibal Lecter ‘a wonderful man’ in rant against ‘insane’ migrants

    05/12/2024 1:16:55 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 64 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 12 May, 2024 | David Millward
    Former president tells 100,000 supporters people from mental institutions are being let into US Donald Trump praised “the late great Hannibal Lecter” as a “wonderful man” at a rare campaign rally while complaining that the Biden administration was admitting migrants from insane asylums into the US. During a 90-minute speech in front of an estimated 100,000 supporters in Wildwood, New Jersey – a record for a political rally in the state – the former president baffled his crowd by recalling the 1991 horror films. “He oftentimes would have a friend for dinner,” he said. “But Hannibal Lecter. Congratulations, the late...
  • The Price of Surrendering Speech

    04/18/2024 4:36:12 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 18 Apr, 2024 | Eliot Pattison
    Our mainstream press has abandoned its sentinel post, leaving America vulnerable as we move toward the most important election in generations. No one was particularly surprised when Vladmir Putin recently won reelection by a landslide. The near universal reaction could be characterized by a roll of the eyes and a sighed “what do you expect, it’s Russia.” We’ve seen this before, after all -- it is his fifth term -- but there is something new in its significance for us. What’s changed is the newly fragile condition of our own democracy, making the Moscow “election” emphatically relevant to America. Many...
  • Can climate change make rare northeast earthquakes more common? Experts weigh in

    04/05/2024 2:49:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    NBC News NY ^ | April 5, 2024 | By Linda Gaudino (D-NBC)
    Earthquakes on the East Coast are rare but sea level rise and frequent flooding may lead to a higher frequency of quakes. But here's why you shouldn't be alarmed. "An earthquake is based on tectonic plates, and New York is sitting on a 'lazy' plate, which is good, meaning we do not have so many earthquakes, but there are other things that happen -- too much rain or drought," Dr. Marsellos told NBC New York. Long periods of flooding can cause water levels to rise leading to possible landslides. Those slides can "lubricate" faults and may account for a higher...
  • 'I kept on saying goodbye': Gaza hospital reports rise in stillbirths and neonatal deaths

    04/04/2024 3:54:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    NBC News | Comcast ^ | April 4, 2024 | By Chantal Da Silva (D-NBC)
    TEL AVIV — When Mai Kamal Zaqout learned she was pregnant in December, she and her husband, Ahmad, felt something they hadn’t experienced in many weeks in Gaza: happiness — a glimmer of optimism amid the war’s devastation and despair. Zaqout, 22, said Ahmad placed his hand on her belly and told her: “This is it. She is our last hope.” But within months, that hope was shattered. Ahmad, 29, was killed in an airstrike. Then Zaqout fled south to Rafah, where more than a million people have sought refuge, in hopes of giving birth to her daughter in safety....
  • As Biden tours the country and visits swing states, Trump is fundraising and playing golf

    03/25/2024 3:06:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 25, 2024 | BY JILL COLVIN AND ZEKE MILLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden visited five cities in a multiday trip last week, former President Donald Trump was hardly seen in public, spending most of his time in South Florida. Trump has held just a single public campaign event since he locked up the Republican presidential nomination on March 12: a rally in Ohio funded not by his campaign but by backers of a Senate candidate whom he had endorsed. The events page on his campaign website has had nothing listed. Biden, meanwhile, has been barnstorming the country. After a trip to North Carolina on Tuesday, the...
  • Breaking Video — FBI perp walks journalist Steve Baker...........

    03/01/2024 8:35:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    Twitter - X - / CitizenFreePress / The Blaze ^ | 8:19 AM · Mar 1, 2024 | Staff
    Blaze Media Investigative Journalist @TPC4USA has now been taken into FBI custody for his J6 reporting. PERP WALKED IN FRONT OF CAMERAS LIKE IN A BANANA REPUBLIC................ VIDEO AT LINK.......................
  • Russian disinformation is about immigration. The real aim is to undercut Ukraine aid

    03/01/2024 11:42:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 1, 2024 | BY DAVID KLEPPER (D-AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — For Vladimir Putin, victory in Ukraine may run through Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. In recent weeks, Russian state media and online accounts tied to the Kremlin have spread and amplified misleading and incendiary content about U.S. immigration and border security. The campaign seems crafted to stoke outrage and polarization before the 2024 election for the White House, and experts who study Russian disinformation say Americans can expect more to come as Putin looks to weaken support for Ukraine and cut off a vital supply of aid. In social media posts, online videos and stories on websites, these...
  • BREAKING: DOJ to arrest The Blaze’s independent journalist Steve Baker for covering J6…

    02/24/2024 5:19:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Revolver ^ | February 23, 2024 | Staff
    Outrageous BREAKING: DOJ asks Steve Baker (@TPC4USA) to turn himself in next week to face misdemeanor charges for covering J6 as an independent journalist Baker responds: Game on. Baker should be able to make a good showing of a selective and vindictive prosecution. Steve has been covering the J6 riots and subsequent federal coverup in meticulous detail.
  • Examining the Controversy Surrounding Tucker Carlson’s Interview with Putin

    02/11/2024 9:22:41 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 11 Feb, 2024 | Roger Kimball
    A leitmotif in Putin’s remarks to Tucker in that marathon interview was, as he saw it, the serial betrayal of Russia by the West. I wonder if there is a central clearing office that issues regular updates about what nasty dictators one is allowed to engage with and which ones, for this week anyway, one must avoid. It was okay for Gavin Newsom to remove the feces and the homeless from the streets of San Francisco in order to fête Xi Jinping. Likewise, it was just fine for CNN and the BBC to interview the leader of Hamas. And of...
  • CNN axes morning show featuring Poppy Harlow, Phil Mattingly: report

    02/06/2024 7:20:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 5, 2024 | By Ariel Zilber andAlexandra Steigrad
    Ratings-challenged CNN canceled its scandal-scarred morning news show in a massive shakeup, the cable network announced Monday. “CNN This Morning” — launched in November 2022 with a trio of hosts that included Don Lemon before he was fired — will no longer air from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., CNN boss Mark Thompson said in a memo to staff. The show’s current co-anchors, Poppy Harlow and Phil Mattingly, will be reassigned, and the network will abandon producing the morning show in New York City — with the 50-person staff that worked on “CNN This Morning” from its glittering Hudson Yards...
  • ABC reporter who had major error in Trump report will no longer cover stories on president: Report

    12/05/2017 11:26:28 AM PST · by ColdOne · 44 replies ^ | 12/5/17 | Caitlin Yilek
    CNN reported Monday that Ross, who has been suspended without pay for four weeks, will no longer be allowed to cover stories related to the president. ABC News president James Goldston told staffers, in audio of a call obtained by CNN, that the network’s and Ross’ credibility have been damaged over the mistake. "I don't think ever in my career have I felt more rage and disappointment and frustration that I felt through this weekend and through the last half of Friday," Goldston said.
  • MSNBC journalist quits rather than accept demotion

    01/09/2024 7:01:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    SF Gate ^ | January 8, 2023 | By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Prominent Muslim journalist Mehdi Hasan has decided to quit MSNBC rather than accept a demotion that saw him lose a regular Sunday night program on the network. Hasan announced at the end of Sunday show that “I've decided to look for a new challenge. This is not just my final episode of ‘The Mehdi Hasan Show,’ it's my last day at MSNBC.” That decision, with no public explanation, launched a fruitless petition campaign in protest by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar called it “deeply troubling that MSNBC is canceling his show amid...
  • The 12 Days of Trump Court: A year of appearances, from unprecedented to almost routine

    12/25/2023 5:54:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    CBS “News” ^ | December 24, 2023 | BY GRAHAM KATES (D-CBS)
    'Tis the season to look back on a truly unprecedented year in America's courts, when the sight of a former president sitting before a judge went from unheard of to almost commonplace, and his ongoing campaign fused courtroom appearances into stump stops. These were the 12 days of Trump court appearances: April 4: On the first day of Trump court, the former president was whisked into a Manhattan criminal courthouse fortified by a massive security apparatus. June 13: On the second day of Trump court, a Miami courthouse was largely shuttered and a crowd of protesters loomed outside as law...
  • Farhi -- A Flicker of Light in the Post’s Darkness

    12/17/2023 4:32:29 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Dec, 2023 | Clarice Feldman
    The White House so far does not seem to be buying into the temper tantrums on the highways, the obnoxious behavior at so many colleges and universities, and the puerile nonsense of unsigned petitions and vigils by those ashamed to show their faces or reveal their names. We get the largely unreadable Washington Post because my husband must have a hard-copy paper with a sports section to read with his morning coffee. To say its reporting stinks is to overpraise it. Still, Saturday morning I saw the first glimmer of actual reporting, relegated as it was, nevertheless, to the ever-lefty...
  • Funeral held for Al Jazeera journalist killed in Israel strike

    12/16/2023 5:24:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    France24 ^ | December 16, 2023
    Bande de Gaza (Territoires palestiniens) (AFP) – Dozens of journalists took part in a funeral on Saturday for an Al Jazeera cameraman killed in an Israeli strike in the south of the war-torn Gaza Strip. Samer Abu Daqqa's body, bearing his bullet-proof vest and helmet, was carried through a crowd in the city of Khan Yunis before being buried in a grave dug by fellow journalists. His mother Umm Maher Abu Daqqa accused Israel of targeting journalists, "especially those working for Al Jazeera". Abu Daqqa, born in 1978, was reporting from a school in Khan Yunis when he was hit...