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    04/15/2021 1:05:56 PM PDT · by ScubaDiver · 5 replies
    Breaking911 on Twitter ^ | 04/15/2021 | Breaking911 on Twitter
    BREAKING: Twitter has suspended @JamesOKefelll This suspension comes after O'Keefe tweeted videos exposing a CNN director Project Veritas account also suspended
  • Conservative Sensational Headlines No Excuse for FAKE NEWS

    04/10/2021 6:05:25 PM PDT · by Lenora Thompson · 2 replies
    AMERICA: The Blog by Lenora Thompson ^ | 4/10/2021 | Lenora Thompson, Patriotic Writer
    There's journalism...and then there are tabloids. Unfortunately, a lot of tabloid-style Conservative "News" sites have sprung up lately, telling the patriots what they want to hear ("Hillary Arrested!") with no clear sources nor accountability when they're upright, forthright, downright wrong. Meanwhile they spam you unmercifully with advertisements for supplements and survival stuff and online stores and I-know-not-what making reading the article painful at best, impossible at worst. I know why they do it. Just like this website, since January 20th they've too have seen their website traffic, and thus their income, decrease by 75%...or more. Nevertheless, Patriots, this must not...
  • Media Cartel Bill Is Bait and Switch to Strangle Conservative Outlets

    03/24/2021 12:11:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | March 24, 2021 | Ken Blackwell
    The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JPCA) is a bait-and-switch attempt that claims to help conservative news sources but would instead purge them from the marketplace of ideas, and Congress should reject it for the freedom-killer it is. JCPA would give media companies—broadcast and print—an exemption from federal antitrust laws, so they can operate in a coordinated fashion to negotiate prices that social media companies like Facebook would have to pay them to carry their content. It would ensure that these tech billionaires would have to direct some of their riches into content providers. But that’s a Big Boys’ game...
  • Federal Judge: ‘One-Party Control Of The Press And Media Is A Threat To A Viable Democracy’

    03/22/2021 6:34:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 22, 2021 | Mollie Hemmingway
    In a blistering dissent, Judge Laurence Silberman said The New York Times and Washington Post are 'Democratic Party broadsheets.The control of major media by one political party is a dangerous threat to the country, a federal judge warned in a blistering dissent that called for courts to revisit libel laws that generally protect the press from being held liable for their reporting. “It should be borne in mind that the first step taken by any potential authoritarian or dictatorial regime is to gain control of communications, particularly the delivery of news,” wrote Judge Laurence Silberman of the D.C. Circuit for...
  • Here Comes the Sun

    03/18/2021 4:57:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | March 18, 2021 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Washington -- I was right. I have been right for over 50 years. Through those at times lonely years, I have been patronized by affluent magazines and newspapers for setting up The American Spectator as an organ of opinion that eschewed making a profit. I would cover our expenses in other ways. I did not ignore making a profit, but I had studied the plight of intellectual reviews and recognized that an intellectual review -- like a symphony orchestra, like a museum, like a think tank -- rarely makes a profit. There simply is not a large enough audience to...
  • Numerous Liberal Outlets Claimed to Independently Verify Debunked WaPo Story

    03/17/2021 11:08:25 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 22 replies ^ | March 16, 2021 | Matt Palumbo
    ...Writing in the Washington Examiner, Becket Adams makes the great point that this is more than just an indictment of the Washington Post, it is indeed an indictment of the media. That’s not because they ran with a bogus story they failed to verify – but rather because they ran with a bogus story that they claimed to have verified. NBC News reported it “confirmed The Post’s characterization of the Dec. 23 call through a source familiar with the conversation.” USA Today claimed a “Georgia official speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters confirmed the details of...
  • NARRATIVE COLLAPSE: Washington Post Admits Inventing Trump ‘Find The Fraud’ Quotes, Quietly Issues ‘Correction’.

    03/15/2021 6:32:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Pulse ^ | 03/15/2021 | Natalie Winters
    The Washington Post issued a correction revealing it “misquoted” Donald Trump’s comment on a call with a Georgia election official.The outlet quietly admitted that the former president never asked the state’s top election investigator to “find the fraud,” but rather encouraged the official to “scrutinize” ballots.The Post’s full, seven-sentence correction attributes the misquote to faulty “information provided by a source”:Correction: Two months after publication of this story, the Georgia secretary of state released an audio recording of President Donald Trump’s December phone call with the state’s top elections investigator. The recording revealed that The Post misquoted Trump’s comments on the...
  • Jill Biden sees teachable moment in the depths of a pandemic

    03/08/2021 3:50:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 8, 2021 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WATERFORD, Pa. - Jill Biden sees a teachable moment in the depths of the coronavirus pandemic. The first lady sat in a socially distanced circle in the library at Fort LeBoeuf Middle School in Pennsylvania, listening and taking notes as parents expressed relief that the school had reopened and their kids were back in the classroom. A teacher herself, Biden praised the small circle of parents, teachers and administrators for working together to help reopen Fort LeBoeuf. And she repeated a message she had delivered earlier that day while visiting Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Meriden, Connecticut. The first lady...
  • From vote to virus, misinformation campaign targets Latinos

    03/07/2021 5:47:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 7, 2021 | By WILL WEISSERT (D-AP)
    WASHINGTON - Tom Perez was a guest on a Spanish-language talk radio show in Las Vegas last year when a caller launched into baseless complaints about both parties, urging Latino listeners to not cast votes at all. The effort showed how social media and other technology can be leveraged to spread misinformation so quickly that those trying to stop it cannot keep up. There were signs that it worked as Donald Trump swung large numbers of Latino votes in the 2020 presidential race in some areas that had been Democratic strongholds. Videos and pictures were doctored. Quotes were taken out...
  • George Floyd's friends reflect on his striving, at times stumbling life

    03/07/2021 4:48:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 7, 2021 | By Brad Brooks
    HOUSTON - Travis Cains looks over to the spot where he and George Floyd watched the world go by when they were young. All that’s left of the clubhouse across the street from the projects where they debated sports and hip hop are two battered concrete steps now leading to nowhere. The clubhouse is long gone. It was on those steps that Cains — who considers himself Floyd’s older brother and stuck with him through the highs of sports stardom at school to the lows of addiction and incarceration — became convinced that Floyd was destined to make his mark...
  • Kamala Harris caught between a restless base and a traditionalist Biden

    03/07/2021 4:18:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Washington Post via SF Gate ^ | March 6, 2021 | by Sean Sullivan and Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post
    WASHINGTON - As the Rev. William J. Barber II pressed his case for a $15 minimum wage recently, the civil rights leader proclaimed that one elected official faced a defining moment straight out of scripture: Vice President Kamala Harris. ... Harris broke dramatic ground when she became the first woman to win a nationally elected office and the first African American and Asian American to serve as vice president. She is widely seen as a future presidential candidate and a potential heir to Biden, particularly if the 78-year-old decides not to seek reelection in 2024. But in the short term,...
  • 'My heart is broken': Mom loses daughter in Calif. crash amid tragic cross-border journey

    03/06/2021 4:41:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | March 5, 2021 | By Luis Antonio Hernández, Noticias Telemundo
    As Verlyn Cardona recovered at a hospital, she was trying to speak between sobs. "My heart is broken," she said. Cardona and her daughter, Yesenia, 23, were riding in the Ford Expedition truck that crashed in Southern California, leaving 13 people dead and a dozen others injured. Yesenia was one of 13 people who died Tuesday when the van they were packed in collided with a semi-trailer truck carrying gravel in Imperial County. The region is known to be a human smuggling route. The mother and daughter made the trip from Chiquimulilla, Guatemala, to Mexicali, Baja California, on the northern...
  • US Capitol Police beef up security for March 4 amid concerns over QAnon conspiracy theory

    03/03/2021 4:22:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    ABC News / Disney ^ | March 3, 2021 | By Luke Barr and Morgan Winsor
    The United States Capitol Police said it has beefed up security on Capitol Hill this week due to "concerning information and intelligence" related to March 4, the date that far-right conspiracy theorists believe former President Donald Trump will return to power. The threats appear to stem from QAnon, the umbrella term for a set of disproven and discredited internet conspiracy theories that allege the world is run by a secret cabal of Satan-worshipping cannibalistic pedophiles. Followers of the fringe movement believe that the 2020 U.S. presidential election was stolen from Trump, who has pushed baseless claims of voter fraud along...
  • She Persisted: Kayleigh McEnany's Future Plans Are Revealed, and the Left's Meltdowns Are Hilarious

    03/02/2021 2:04:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Red ^ | March 2, 2021 | Sister Toldjah
    Well before the media projected Joe Biden to be the winner of the presidential election last November, rabid left-wing commentators and anti-Trump “news” outlets like CNN and MSNBC warmed up to the idea of effectively ostracizing and canceling Trump officials from polite society with no job prospects in place because they had the audacity to serve in the Trump administration. Enemies lists were proposed in certain elite leftist/Never Trump (but I repeat myself) circles. Even so-called journalists like CNN’s Jake Tapper jumped onboard with the idea of life being made harder for former Trump officials who were trying to provide...
  • Hyatt calls hate symbols 'abhorrent' after CPAC stage compared to sign used by Nazis

    03/01/2021 5:16:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 167 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 1, 2021 | by Julia Harte
    WASHINGTON - Hyatt Hotels Corp called symbols of hate “abhorrent” on Sunday after the design of a stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference at one of its hotels drew comparisons to a Norse rune used by Nazis during World War Two. A photo of the CPAC stage went viral on social media on Saturday, with thousands of Twitter users sharing posts comparing its distinctive design to an othala rune, one of many ancient European symbols that Nazis adopted to “reconstruct a mythic ‘Aryan’ past,” according to the Anti-Defamation League. The ceiling of the conference room featured a lighting display...
  • Biden tells the world 'America is back.' The world isn't so sure.

    02/28/2021 3:38:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Washington Post via SF Gate ^ | February 27, 2021 | by Anne Gearan and Ashley Parker
    WASHINGTON - For President Joe Biden and his circle, a low point in America's global standing under President Donald Trump came when he blew up a meeting of U.S. allies in 2018, accusing close partners of "robbing" the United States and hurling insults at his Canadian host. So it was no accident that Biden's push to reclaim American leadership in recent days has pointedly included a starring role for Canada, as the new administration seeks to woo an array of allies with a message that "America is back." But it's increasingly clear that Biden cannot simply sweep up the broken...
  • Biden to exercise empathy skills in Texas visit after storms

    02/26/2021 3:14:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 26, 2021 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden will exercise his empathy skills Friday during a Texas visit with a dual mission: surveying damage caused by severe winter weather and encouraging people to get their coronavirus shots. Biden and his wife, Jill, were traveling to Houston for the president’s first trip to a major disaster site since he took office a little over a month ago. Biden, whose life has been marked by personal tragedy, is known for his ability to empathize with others and their suffering. His first wife and infant daughter were killed in a car collision in 1972. His son,...
  • Native American nominee’s grilling raises questions on bias

    02/26/2021 3:01:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 26, 2021 | By FELICIA FONSECA and MATTHEW BROWN
    When Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso snapped at Deb Haaland during her confirmation hearing, many in Indian Country were incensed. The exchange, coupled with descriptions of the Interior secretary nominee as “radical” — by other white, male Republicans — left some feeling Haaland is being treated differently because she is a Native American woman. “If it was any other person, they would not be subjected to being held accountable for their ethnicity,” said Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, chairwoman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah in Massachusetts. Barrasso, former chairman of Senate Indian Affairs Committee, said his uncharacteristic reaction was a...
  • Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies, lies

    02/26/2021 2:45:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 26, 2021 | By GARANCE BURKE, MARTHA MENDOZA, JULIET LINDERMAN and LARRY FENN
    A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege, online messaging that is spreading quickly through GOP ranks fueled by algorithms that boost extreme content. The Associated Press reviewed public and private social media accounts of nearly 1,000 federal, state, and local elected and appointed Republican officials nationwide, many of whom have voiced support for the Jan. 6 insurrection or demanded that the 2020 presidential election be overturned, sometimes in deleted posts or now-removed online forums. “Sham-peachment,” they say, and warn that...
  • Conservative gathering to feature Trump’s false fraud claims

    02/25/2021 11:59:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 25, 2021 | By JILL COLVIN and STEVE PEOPLES
    <p>WASHINGTON - A gathering of conservatives this weekend in Florida will serve as an unabashed endorsement of former President Donald Trump’s desire to remain the leader of the Republican Party — and as a forum to fan his false claim that he lost the November election only because of widespread voter fraud.</p>