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  • DeSantis promises to strip funding for diversity programs at state universities

    01/31/2023 4:28:12 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 26 replies
    WPLG-TV (ABC Miami) ^ | 01/31/2023 | Christina Vazquez
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took aim at college and university diversity programs during an event in Bradenton Tuesday. DeSantis, speaking at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, announced a proposal to strip funding for all diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, programs as well as critical race theory... DeSantis has crusaded against...CRT, defined by Oxford Languages as “a set of ideas holding that racial bias is inherent in many parts of Western society, especially in its legal and social institutions, on the basis of their having been primarily designed for and implemented by white people.” ....DeSantis and other conservatives have long...
  • DeSantis plans to ban ‘indoctrination’ at Florida colleges and universities

    01/31/2023 8:11:58 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 25 replies
    WFLA-TV ^ | 01/31/2023 | Sam Sachs
    Gov. Ron DeSantis and State University System of Florida Chancellor Ray Rodrigues spoke at the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota in Bradenton. The event was centered on “bringing accountability to the higher education system” in Florida. ....DeSantis said the “dominant approach” [to education] was common around the U.S., and that people see it “manifested” around the country as “DEI bureaucracies,” saying that they were “hostile to academic freedom and constitute a drain on resources” by committing to things like Critical Race Theory and mandatory diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.
  • Left-wing think tank responsible for thousands of fake Russia stories: new Twitter Files

    01/30/2023 4:19:40 PM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies ^ | January 28, 2023 | Jon Levine
    A left-wing think tank erroneously claiming to track Russian online activity was responsible for thousands of bogus stories asserting the nation’s influence in US politics, according to the latest batch of Twitter Files. The Hamilton 68 “dashboard” was the brainchild of former FBI special agent and MSNBC contributor Clint Watts and operated under the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a think tank founded in 2017 — shortly after former President Trump took office. The ASD Advisory Council included such figures as top Clinton ally John Podesta, Obama-era acting CIA Director Michael Morell, former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, and former...
  • Move Over, Jayson Blair: Meet Hamilton 68, the New King of Media Fraud

    01/30/2023 2:17:38 PM PST · by EnderWiggin1970 · 13 replies
    Racket ^ | 1/27/23 | Matt Taibbi
    Ambitious media frauds Stephen Glass and Jayson Blair crippled the reputations of the New Republic and New York Times, respectively, by slipping years of invented news stories into their pages. Thanks to the Twitter Files, we can welcome a new member to their infamous club: Hamilton 68. If one goes by volume alone, this oft-cited neoliberal think-tank that spawned hundreds of fraudulent headlines and TV news segments may go down as the single greatest case of media fabulism in American history. Virtually every major news organization in America is implicated, including NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, The New York...
  • When it Comes to Tyre Nichols and George Floyd, Many Are Willfully Ignoring the Donkey in the Room

    01/30/2023 6:06:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    Liberty Daily ^ | By J.D. Rucker • Jan. 29, 2023
    There are many idiotic narratives forming around the beating death of Tyre Nichols by five former Memphis police officers. The most obvious one is that this is somehow a sign of “white supremacy” and “systemic racism” even though all five ex-cops who beat Nichols severely are black. Why would the radical left demand pure cognitive dissonance in order for the people to embrace their narrative? It seems counterproductive, especially in light of the facts that justice is in the process of being served. All five officers were fired, arrested, and charged. The “Scorpion” division of which they were a part...
  • Move Over, Jayson Blair: Meet Hamilton 68, the New King of Media Fraud

    01/27/2023 4:07:06 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Matt Taibb ^ | 1/27/2023 | Matt Taibb
    The Twitter Files reveal that one of the most common news sources of the Trump era was a scam, making ordinary American political conversations look like Russian spywork ... Ambitious media frauds Stephen Glass and Jayson Blair crippled the reputations of the New Republic and New York Times, respectively, by slipping years of invented news stories into their pages. Thanks to the Twitter Files, we can welcome a new member to their infamous club: Hamilton 68. If one goes by volume alone, this oft-cited neoliberal think-tank that spawned hundreds of fraudulent headlines and TV news segments may go down as...
  • Fourth Annual National News Literacy Week Jan. 23-27, 2023

    01/27/2023 3:59:52 PM PST · by cuz1961 · 2 replies
    In 2022, almost a third of American adults said the news was untrustworthy or biased and just 26% said they trusted most news most of the time. So where does that leave us? Lost in our social feeds, drowning in disinformation and ultimately cynical about all information. When we can’t agree on the facts, we can’t have productive conversations about the important issues in our lives. And accepting a common body of facts is essential to the functioning of democracy. Of course, it’s up to the news media to be transparent and demonstrate why we should trust them. But as...
  • Nolte: CNN Primetime Viewers Crater to 444,000, Don Lemon Hits Record Low

    01/26/2023 9:45:14 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-26-2023 | John Nolte
    During the week of January 16, CNN’s average primetime viewership cratered to only 444,000 viewers. Between Ukraine, the roil over House committee seats, and all the classified documents His Fraudulency Joe Biden scattered throughout the world, there was no shortage of news that week. After all, Fox News attracted an average of 1.996 million primetime viewers during that same week, nearly five times as many as CNNLOL. Even MSNBC attracted nearly a million, with 943,000 average primetime viewers.
  • Manatee County teachers close class libraries, fearing prosecution under new Florida law

    01/26/2023 6:28:28 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 27 replies
    Sarasota Hurled Tribune ^ | 01/23/2023 | Steven Walker
    Some Manatee County teachers have covered their classroom libraries with construction paper or otherwise eliminated students' access to make sure they comply with new Florida law requiring all library books to be approved by a certified media specialist. The Manatee County School District directed teachers to remove all books that had not yet been approved by a specialist from their classroom libraries, Kevin Chapman, the district's chief of staff, said Monday.
  • OMG. Trump Has Started Texting. [BARF]

    01/25/2023 12:37:04 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The New York Times via Yahoo ^ | January 25, 2023 | By Jonathan Swan and Maggie Haberman
    One of former President Donald Trump’s most consistent personal traits — one that his advisers say has helped keep him out of even worse legal jeopardy — has been his refusal to communicate by text or email. Until now. Trump, 76, who is heading into his third presidential campaign and is still under scrutiny by investigators on multiple fronts, has at last become a texter, according to three people with knowledge of his new habit. The former president’s resistance to texting frustrated investigators for the House Jan. 6 committee as they tried to track his thoughts and actions when he...
  • House GOP Hits The Launch Button On Its Most Corrupt Scheme

    01/25/2023 9:20:27 AM PST · by EBH · 29 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 1/25/23 | David Kurtz
    Our First Look At Jim Jordan’s Bogus Subcommittee Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced the members of Rep. Jim Jordan’s already notorious subcommittee that is running interference for coup plotters, Trump, and his own members under federal investigation by targeting the Justice Department, FBI, and other “Deep State” players: A few notes: Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), whose phone was seized by the FBI as part of its Jan. 6 investigation and who has insisted he’s not too compromised to serve on the subcommittee, didn’t make the cut. Democrats haven’t named their members of the subcommittee yet. Politico reports that McCarthy plans to...
  • Classified records pose conundrum stretching back to Carter

    01/25/2023 6:30:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 25, 2023 | By ZEKE MILLER, FARNOUSH AMIRI, COLLEEN LONG and JILL COLVIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — At least three presidents. A vice president, a secretary of state, an attorney general. The mishandling of classified documents is not a problem unique to President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. It’s been a problem off and on for decades, from presidents to Cabinet members and staff across multiple administrations stretching as far back as Jimmy Carter. The issue has taken on greater significance since Trump willfully retained classified material at his Florida estate, prompting the unprecedented FBI seizure of records last year. It turns out former officials from all levels of government discover they...
  • The Game Is Over And They Have Lost: Nothing could more perfectly demonstrate the inability of the Covid fear porn publishers to let go of the narrative

    01/24/2023 7:58:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Brownstone Institute ^ | 01/24/2023 | Robert Blumen
    The Guardian on Jan 15, 2023 published the most perfect piece of new normal nostalgia that ever was or could be: Coronavirus: ‘People aren’t taking this seriously’: experts say US Covid surge is big risk by Melody Schreiber. This piece may be studied as a Platonic Form.Nothing could more perfectly demonstrate the inability of the covid fear porn publishers to let go of the narrative. If the author didn’t have her own website, I would have attributed the piece to an instance of ChatGPT trained on every Guardian and New York Times article from the past three years.The writer employs...
  • Ben Crump filing lawsuit against DeSantis for rejecting AP African American studies course

    01/25/2023 2:26:03 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 29 replies
    WFLA-TV ^ | 01/24/2023 | Dylan Abad
    Civil rights attorney Ben Crump is expected to announce his intent to file a lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis Wednesday for rejecting an Advanced Placement African American Studies pilot program. According to a media release, Crump and attorney Craig Whisenhunt will join students and elected officials at the Florida capitol building to make the announcement.
  • She Was Jailed for Basic Journalism. A Federal Court Isn't Sure if That's Unconstitutional.

    01/24/2023 2:52:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Reason ^ | 1.24.2023 | Billy Binion
    Priscilla Villarreal's case will be heard again tomorrow at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. She has attracted some unlikely supporters.Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is most known for its work taking up controversial religious freedom cases. They famously defended Jack Phillips, a baker who was the subject of a high-profile suit after he declined to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. More recently, the organization argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of Lorie Smith, a website designer who preemptively challenged a Colorado law so that she would not have to design wedding...
  • Depleted Under Trump, a 'Traumatized' EPA Struggles With Its Mission

    01/24/2023 12:50:50 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    The New York Times via Yahoo ^ | January 24, 2023 | By Lisa Friedman (D-NYT)
    WASHINGTON — The nation’s top environmental agency is still reeling from the exodus of more than 1,200 scientists and policy experts during the Trump administration. The chemicals chief said her staff can’t keep up with a mounting workload. The enforcement unit is prosecuting fewer polluters than at any time in the past two decades. And now this: The stressed-out, stretched-thin Environmental Protection Agency is scrambling to write about a half-dozen highly complex rules and regulations that are central to President Joe Biden’s climate goals. The new rules have to be enacted within the next 18 months — lightning speed in...
  • It's Over, Joe: New York Times Throws Joe Biden Under the Bus

    01/24/2023 11:21:59 AM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JANUARY 21, 2023 | ROBERT SPENCER
    The New York Times has long ago abandoned any pretense of being an actual news source and has settled into its role as the foremost propaganda arm of the hard Left, capitalizing upon the fact that there is still a considerable number of people in the U.S. and around the world who still think that the Times can be trusted to report events impartially and accurately. In reality, the only thing the Times is good for is revealing what the political and media elites are thinking.. the Leftist establishment is through with Old Joe Biden. Watch for him to be...
  • Gov. DeSantis defends rejection of African American studies course

    01/24/2023 2:14:09 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 27 replies
    Saying that an African American studies course "lacks educational value," Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration is defending its rejection of the curriculum.... Black lawmakers, religious leaders and local elected officials are organizing events to speak out after the state Department of Education's Office of Articulation.... "We believe in teaching kids facts and how to think, but we don't believe they should have an agenda imposed on them. When you try to use [black] history to shoehorn in queer theory, you are clearly trying to use that for political purposes," DeSantis said. ..."Intersectionality is foundational to CRT (critical race theory), and ranks...
  • EXCLUSIVE - REVEALED: Atlanta Antifa terror suspect worked as a production assistant for CNN and is daughter of UK Foreign Office consultant and New Jersey-based Chinese pharma tycoon

    01/23/2023 5:47:42 PM PST · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1.23.23 | By Emma James For Dailymail.Com
    Teresa Yue Shen, 31, was one of seven activists arrested in Atlanta last week She previously worked for both CNN and Reuters as an intern before her arrest can reveal her father is a Chinese media mogul in New Jersey ---------- An Antifa terror suspect who is part of the Atlanta cell is the daughter of a New Jersey-based Pharma China and a global diversity expert, can reveal. Teresa Yue Shen, 31, was one of seven activists arrested at the future $90million Atlanta Public Safety Training Centre in a 'clearing operation' on last week. Mental health consultant Shen...
  • WATCH: Bongino Report’s Matt Palumbo Dissects ‘Implied Contract’ Between George Soros and Media

    01/23/2023 12:15:34 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/23/2023 | Joseph Vazquez
    Bongino Report Content Manager Matt Palumbo peeled back “the layers” of leftist billionaire George Soros’ global political and media influence during a recent interview with The Epoch Times. Palumbo noted that his book —The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside The Secret Network of George Soros — includes a “list of publications that are linked to Soros.” Palumbo told The Epoch Times that Soros' well funded media empire gives him connections with some of the biggest names in journalism, which in turn allows him to be shielded him from serious journalistic scrutiny. In addition, Soros' influence encourages media figures to call...