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  • FLASHBACK: Trump’s Shaky Warning About Counterfeit Mail-In Ballots

    11/04/2020 8:05:12 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    President Donald Trump has ramped up his rhetoric about voting fraud to include foreign interference — specifically making the unfounded claim that “MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES,” resulting in a “RIGGED” election. Voting experts say there are numerous logistical hurdles, such as reproducing ballots in multiple jurisdictions, and security safeguards, such as bar codes and signature checks, that would prevent a foreign government from slipping large numbers of fraudulent ballots past election officials. Those safeguards make such a plan highly unlikely to result in fraudulent votes being cast, experts say, and certainly not enough to...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas Wants To Revisit Social Media Site Immunity

    10/14/2020 4:43:07 PM PDT · by RandFan · 29 replies
    OAN ^ | October 14, 2020 | OAN
    A Supreme Court justice has urged his colleagues to tackle the issue of immunity for social media platforms. On Tuesday, Justice Clarence Thomas asked the court to consider scaling back Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The section in question has served as a shield for social media companies, protecting them from content users upload to their platforms. When it comes to content posted on their sites, these companies have argued they are more like distributors of information than publishers. In most cases, the legislation grants immunity from legal prosecution, should a user post content that is deemed illegal...
  • Essence magazine is hit with accusations of sexual harassment and 'corporate bullying' in anonymous blog post calling for resignation of leadership and claiming CEO has a 'surface level commitment to black women driven by greed and his sexual appetite'

    07/01/2020 5:23:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2020 | Karen Ruiz
    Essence Magazine has been hit with accusations of sexual harassment, bullying and pay inequity, in a scathing essay penned by an anonymous group of staff members who claim the company has been 'hijacked by corporate greed and an unhinged abuse of power.' Essence denied all allegations in a statement released one day after a Medium blog post published under the byline, 'Black Female Anonymous' on Sunday accused leadership of creating an 'extremely unhealthy work culture.' The coalition of employees called for the resignation of CEO Richelieu Dennis, Essence Ventures board member Michelle Ebanks, COO Joy Collins Profet, and Chief Content...
  • Tucker Carlson torches Twitter fact-check of Trump as 'a lie' and 'a form of political censorship'

    05/27/2020 11:05:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27 2020 | Charles Creitz
    Tucker Carlson accused Twitter on Wednesday of "purg[ing]" political viewpoints one day after the social media platform "fact-checked" a tweet by President Trump opposing mail-in voting during elections. The "Tucker Carlson Tonight" host opened his show by "stating the obvious," telling his viewers that Trump tweets "an awful lot, and many wish he wouldn't." "Whether or not it’s politically wise ... Donald Trump has an absolute right as an American to express what he actually thinks, even if every other person on Earth disagreed with him," Carlson said. "When they used to tell you this was a free country ......
  • Will the coronavirus kill off the ‘dinosaur’ world of academic publishing?

    03/24/2020 5:32:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 03/24/2020 | Linda Lew
    Medical researchers in Asia, Europe and the United States are working around the clock on ways to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, hunting for clues and crunching data from decades of studies on pathogens similar to the new coronavirus. The importance of that research was stressed on Friday when science authorities from 12 countries, including the US, Italy, and South Korea, released a statement urging corporate publishers of academic papers to make all relevant information openly and quickly available. “[We] urge publishers to voluntarily agree to make their Covid-19 and coronavirus-related publications, and the available data supporting them, immediately accessible,” it...
  • The next book on Trump may be the steamiest (Stormy Daniels)

    09/12/2018 7:31:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Long Island Newsday ^ | September 12, 2018 | William Goldschlag
    Chapters and worse With all his merchandising ventures — steaks, vodka, clothes, deodorant — why didn't Donald Trump ever start a book-of-the-month club? Though he's not much of a reader himself, the Trump name is showing Oprah Winfrey-like power in the publishing world. Even with a million copies printed, Simon & Schuster is struggling to keep up with demand for Bob Woodward's "Fear: Trump in the White House." Amazon ran out of hardcover copies after Tuesday's first day of sale. Now Stormy Daniels has announced she will have a book out on Oct. 2 that will include details of her...
  • Stormy Daniels to get Vogue photo shoot — before Melania Trump gets her cover

    08/01/2018 10:15:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | August 1, 2018 | Martha Ross
    James Woods probably won’t be happy about this. The outspoken conservative actor this spring led outcry over the fact that Vogue magazine and other leading women’s magazines have failed to put Melania Trump on their covers since her husband became president. Now comes news that Vogue, the nation’s premier fashion magazine, will serve up a high-gloss spread (though not cover shot) of Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who claims she had a sexual encounter with future President Donald Trump in July 2006, a few months after Melania Trump gave birth to their son Barron. The Huffington Post reported that...
  • DNAinfo, Gothamist Shut Down by Owner Days After Employees Vote to Unionize

    11/02/2017 7:57:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Ginger Adams Otis
    The billionaire owner of hyperlocal news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist shut them down Thursday — just a week after staffers voted to join a union. Joe Ricketts, a supporter of President Trump who made billions as the founder of TD Ameritrade, yanked the sites at 5 p.m. and sent an email to employees to let them know they lost their jobs. “I’ve made the difficult decision to begin the orderly wind down of the DNAinfo/Gothamist business,” Ricketts wrote. “Reaching this decision wasn’t easy, and it wasn’t one I made lightly,” he said in the email, most of which was also...
  • Writer Claims Chelsea Clinton Stole Book Idea

    07/12/2017 10:42:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 11, 2017 | Kaja Whitehouse and Natalie O'Neill
    Chelsea Clinton ripped off an upstate author when she published her best-selling feminist kids book, “She Persisted,” a federal lawsuit claims. Christopher Janes Kimberley, 56, of Albany, is suing the former first daughter and Penguin Random House for copyright infringement, seeking up to $150,000, according to the lawsuit, filed Thursday in Southern District of New York court. “I did months of painstaking research on my book. Her version looks like a ninth-grade homework assignment,” he vented to The Post. “I am in disbelief.”
  • J.K. Rowling’s Twitter feud with Trump supporters is so bad she’s now fighting some of her fans

    02/04/2017 4:15:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Post's Morning Mix ^ | February 3, 2017 | Travis M. Andrews
    If there’s any doubt left that we live in divisive political times, know this: Some fans of Harry Potter are burning their copies of the books to protest author J.K. Rowling’s views of the U.S. president. And she’s fighting back on Twitter, insulting those very fans. That’s right, one of the most beloved series of books in modern history has now become a political prop. Is nothing safe? (TWEETS-AT-LINK) Rowling has been vocal about her feelings concerning President Trump for some time. She has mostly used Trump’s favorite platform, Twitter, to share her criticisms....
  • US printers backing Donald Trump (62%T, 28%C)

    10/05/2016 7:02:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    ProPrint ^ | October 6, 2016 | April Glover
    As the finale of the 2016 USA presidential election looms closer Donald Trump is easily beating Hillary Clinton amongst printing executives. A total of 62 per cent of printing executives in the USA are throwing their support behind Trump, while Clinton only managed to win just 28 per cent of respondents. According to a survey directed at industry executives, out of the four major industries polled, Trump managed to score the most votes from printers. In a white male-dominated industry, it is not surprising the majority of American printers have joined the Trump camp. Male voters are a crucial pillar...
  • 'Rotten fruit' endemic in this entire industry [Christian Publishing]

    05/20/2016 2:53:17 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/20/2016 | Jim Fletcher
    Although few talk about it publicly, I continue to be astonished by the rotten fruit in the Christian book publishing industry. I feel almost forced to say this at the outset: There are still good publishers. There are still good authors. There is still some good material being produced. It’s just not mostly in the popular categories/circles (makers). Checking out Christian retailing online the other day was a real downer. Among the top-selling books/authors making their rounds through evangelical circles: "Jesus Calling," "The Power of I Am" (Joel Osteen), Thom Rainer, Rick Warren, Jen Hatmaker, Steven Furtick and "Half Truths"...
  • Soldier of Fortune magazine to stop publishing after 40 years

    03/01/2016 6:39:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    Guns.com ^ | March 1, 2016 | Chris Eger
    Soldier of Fortune magazine to stop publishing after 40 years Long the beacon in the newsstand for those who yearned to meet interesting people in far off lands- and maybe get into a firefight with them, will fade away to digital only starting in April. Founded by renowned international man of mystery, Vietnam-era Green Beret Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown, "The Journal of Professional Adventurers" based in Boulder, Colorado will no longer appear in print form moving forward
  • Behind the Scam: What Does It Take to Be a ‘Best-Selling Author’? $3 and 5 Minutes.

    02/25/2016 2:16:49 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Observer.com ^ | 2-23-16 | Brent Underwood
    I would like to tell you about the biggest lie in book publishing. It appears in the biographies and social media profiles of almost every working "author" today. It’s the word "best seller." This isn’t about how The New York Times list is biased (though it is). This isn’t about how authors buy their way onto various national best-seller lists by buying their own books in bulk (though they do). No, this is about the far more insidious title of "Amazon Bestseller"-and how it’s complete and utter nonsense. Here's what happened in the book industry over the last few years:...
  • Donald Trump gave his new book a 'nasty title' (Crippled America)

    10/07/2015 5:30:49 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 48 replies
    Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump has a new book coming out: "Crippled America." The Republican presidential candidate discussed how he named the book at a Wednesday campaign rally in Iowa. "I was going to say the 'Make America Great Again Book.' Eh, it's too nice, because our country's in trouble," Trump recalled thinking. "Then I was going to say 'Greatness in America.' Then I said, 'It's too nice.'" But then the business mogul said an angry photo of himself inspired a harsher title. "Then I had a photographer come up. Then I said, 'Do you think I should be smiling?'" Trump...
  • Classified CIA Docs Found In Gitmo Prison Cells

    01/25/2012 2:09:22 PM PST · by OPS4 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Judicalwatch ^ | 1/24/12 | Judicialwatch
    Classified U.S. government information was found in the cells of high-value detainees at the Guantanamo Bay military prison that houses the world’s most dangerous terrorists, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).
  • Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic [media up in arms]

    09/10/2015 11:38:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Salon ^ | September 10, 2015 | Jack Mirkinson
    Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic. Here’s the problem everybody should be talking about. The media was up in arms yesterday at news of Murdoch's high-profile acquisition. Here's what you should know. The news that National Geographic has now been placed in the hands of Rupert Murdoch prompted a predictable outcry, roughly akin to what happens in the movies when the clearly evil tycoon takes the orphans away. A bastion of popular science is now controlled by a very prominent climate change denier who, despite his company’s assurances of editorial integrity, has spent decades interfering with the independence of his...
  • NYTimes Moves Cruz Behind Jimmy Carter on Bestseller List Despite Selling 58% More Books

    07/23/2015 5:54:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 23, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    The latest New York Times bestseller list has Ted Cruz's A Time for Truth at number 8. Just above him is former President Jimmy Carter's A Full Life, coming in at 7. The strange thing, however, is that Cruz sold almost 60 percent more copies of his book last week than Carter. According to Bookscan, which tracks the number of books sold, Cruz sold 8,814 last week. Carter sold only 5,147. The New York Times list does not indicate either author's books were purchased in bulk orders. Cruz was left off the list the first week his book came out...
  • Homosexual Sues Bible Publisher Because Bible Is Homophobic

    07/10/2015 6:17:34 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 47 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 10, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Homophobic Everyone knew that the Supremes’ obscene gay marriage decree would lead to churches being sued for not betraying their faith with sacrilegious parodies of wedding ceremonies. But this enterprising homofascist decided to cut to the chase and go right after the Bible: A homosexual man has filed a $70 million lawsuit against Bible publishers Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, alleging that their version of the Bible that refers to homosexuality as a sin violates his constitutional rights and has caused him emotional distress. According to the Christian Post, ex-con turned author Bradley LaShawn Fowler filed the federal suit in the...
  • Sci-Fi’s Pod People - Sci-Fi taken over by PC heavies— face serious resistance.

    04/10/2015 11:37:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 10, 2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    "....The controversy over the Hugo Awards contains elements of a good dystopian science fiction story. Unfortunately, the media brat-fit over the successful effort to rescue escapist fantasy literature from its political pursuers comes not from the pages of Brave New World but from Slate,Salon, and Entertainment Weekly.Like sports, video games, and cake baking, science fiction strangely finds itself in the crosshairs of ideological killjoys. Perhaps it was only a matter of time and space before the genre obsessed with time and space became a culture-war battlefield.“To many of the people involved in this industry, politics and message trump entertainment or...