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  • Chris Christie Makes Cameo Video For Montana Democrat (By Mistake)

    10/29/2020 8:57:24 PM PDT · by Impy · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-29-2020 | Jonah Engel Bromwich and Ezra Marcus
    Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor, on Thursday became the latest Republican politician to be fooled into making a campaign video on behalf of a Democrat. Mr. Christie is one of many of Mr. Trump’s current and former associates available for hire on Cameo, an app that allows users to commission personalized videos from minor — and increasingly major — celebrities. The video, which cost $200, was framed as a jovial message to a person named Greg, who Mr. Christie was prompted to encourage to return to New Jersey, Greg’s former home. What Mr. Christie did not know was...
  • False ‘Coup’ Claims by Trump Echo as Unifying Theme Against Impeachment (BARF)

    10/02/2019 8:11:49 PM PDT · by bitt · 33 replies
    nytimes ^ | 10/2/2019 | DAVEY ALBA
    President Trump and his supporters now have at least one unifying, if inaccurate, message against the impeachment inquiry. It is, they say, an unconstitutional coup. Mr. Trump posted that conspiratorial message on Twitter on Tuesday night, saying, “As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP, intended to take away the Power of the People.” Early Wednesday, the president tweeted out a ready-for-TV video made by his re-election campaign, repeating the “coup” claim against a backdrop of grainy shots of House Democrats...
  • A Disturbing Glimpse Into The Manufacturing of Fake News

    05/31/2019 4:57:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2019 | Ken Blackwell
    President Trump’s enemies are providing yet another disturbing glimpse of the veritable fake news factory into which the mainstream media has morphed.Late last week, Ian Bremmer, one of the most well-known foreign policy experts in America, tweeted a made-up quote from President Trump without offering any indication that the statement was fictitious. “President Trump in Tokyo: ‘Kim Jong Un is smarter and would make a better President than Sleepy Joe Biden,'” Bremmer wrote, providing no further context.Predictably, the fake news twitterverse took the quote at face-value. Journalists and lawmakers alike went on to share Bremmer’s tweet, blasting President Trump for...
  • State of the Union Fact Check: What Trump Got Right and Wrong (my addition: You'll LOL!)

    02/06/2019 9:00:44 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 23 replies
    New York Slimes via MSN ^ | 6 Feb 2019 | 19 Separate people!
    President Trump leaned hard on the strength of the American economy during his second State of the Union address on Tuesday, but with a blend of precise statistics and gauzy superlatives that are much more difficult to measure. He also returned to a theme that dominated the second year of his presidency — a quest for a border wall with Mexico to cope with what he said is a crisis of crime and drugs in the United States caused by illegal immigration. The two issues dominated his address, which in tone was more measured than his biting Twitter feed, but...
  • China’s Leaders Confront an Unlikely Foe: Ardent Young Communists

    09/30/2018 10:57:58 AM PDT · by ETL · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept 28, 2018 | Javier C. Hernández
    HUIZHOU, China — They were exactly what China’s best universities were supposed to produce: young men and women steeped in the ideology of the Chinese Communist Party. They read Marx, Lenin and Mao and formed student groups to discuss the progress of socialism. They investigated the treatment of the campus proletariat, including janitors, cooks and construction workers. They volunteered to help struggling rural families and dutifully recited the slogans of President Xi Jinping. Then, after graduation, they attempted to put the party’s stated ideals into action, converging from across China last month on Huizhou, a city in the south, to...
  • Trump Picks Economic Winners, Guided by Nostalgia

    06/18/2018 10:47:01 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 18, 2018 | By Brad Plumer and Jim Tankersley
    President Trump...is increasingly putting his finger on the scale to help once-iconic industries that are declining as a share of the American economy, at the expense of some of the country’s fastest-growing sectors. The president’s attempts to boost domestic steel manufacturing and coal mining have come largely through policies that limit foreign competition, like tariffs, and proposals to prevent coal-fired power plants from closing. Those efforts have produced only modest job gains so far in two blue-collar sectors that Mr. Trump championed in his run to the White House. But they have injected uncertainty into a host of other growing...
  • BuzzFeed editors knew about reporter's romantic relationship with indicted ex-Senate staffer

    06/08/2018 5:48:47 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 16 replies
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 08, 2018 | Christian Datoc
    Editors at BuzzFeed were reportedly aware that one of their reporters engaged in a years-long romantic relationship with one of her top sources, the former director of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee who was indicted and arrested Thursday night for lying to FBI agents. According to the Daily Caller, Ali Watkins, employed as a national security reporter by BuzzFeed from November 2015 to May 2017, informed her superiors of her relationship with James Wolfe, yet none of her stories ever made note of the serious conflict of interest inherent in her covering the Senate Intelligence Committee.
  • New York Times Reporter Apologizes for Calling Melania Trump a ‘Hooker’

    02/14/2017 2:05:24 PM PST · by Signalman · 44 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 2/14/2017 | Beatrice Verhoeven
    The New York Times reporter who called Melania Trump a “hooker” at a private event on Sunday has apologized, saying he wants to “take ownership of a mistake” he made. Jacob Bernstein, the son of Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein and the late writer-director Nora Ephron, came forward on Tuesday to identify himself as the journalist who repeated what he called “unfounded rumors” about the first lady in a conversation with model-actress Emily Ratajkowski. “Speaking at a party in what I thought was a personal conversation, I nevertheless made a stupid remark about the first lady,” he wrote in a series...
  • THE NEW YORK SLIMES: DONALD TRUMP’S DANGEROUS ATTACKS ON THE PRESS (NEW YORK SLIMES FAKE NEWS ALERT!

    01/14/2017 1:19:54 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    THE NEW YORK SLIMES ^ | 2017 JANUARY 13 | LEONARD DOWNIE, JR., THE NEW YORK SLIMES:
    If there was any doubt, the uproar this week over BuzzFeed’s publication of unverified allegations about President-elect Donald J. Trump made clear that the gatekeeper role once played by major news media organizations has vanished in the digital age.This poses a deep danger for legitimate, aggressive journalism, especially from the president-elect, who has been consistent in his heavy-handed demonization of any and all media whenever he dislikes critical but accurate stories about him.BuzzFeed’s irresponsible decision to publish a seamy and wholly unsubstantiated research dossier about Mr. Trump by a former British spy gave him the opportunity to attack not only...
  • U.S. Punishes Russia for Election Hacking, Ejecting Operatives in DHS

    12/29/2016 1:37:14 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 19 replies
    FreeRepublic.com | December 30, 2016 | Beau T. Fulgracious
    The Obama administration struck back at Russia to cover for the embarrassment of Hillary Clinton's abysmal loss in the Presidential Election November 8, 2016. In addition, the Democrats have lost 1,046 key positions in the upcoming administration and have chosen Russia as their scapegoat. In retaliation, his administration is ejecting 35 Russian intelligence operatives and 3 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operatives. The latter stand accused of attempts at hacking the Secretary of State Election websites of the states of Georgia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Those are the three states that have publicly recognized potential election security breaches from the...
  • Trump drops false 'birther' theory, but floats a new one: Clinton started it (NY Slimes alert!)

    09/16/2016 6:28:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 09/16/2016 | Maggie Haberman and Alan Rappeport
    Donald J. Trump publicly retreated from his “birther” campaign on Friday, tersely acknowledging that President Obama was born in the United States — and effectively conceding that the conspiracy theory he had promoted for years was baseless.
  • Is Donald Trump a Racist? [NY Slimes]

    08/22/2016 7:29:40 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 90 replies
    New York Times ^ | 23 July 2016 | Nicholas Kristof
    HAS the party of Lincoln just nominated a racist to be president? We shouldn’t toss around such accusations lightly, so I’ve looked back over more than 40 years of Donald Trump’s career to see what the record says. One early red flag arose in 1973, when President Richard Nixon’s Justice Department — not exactly the radicals of the day — sued Trump and his father, Fred Trump, for systematically discriminating against blacks in housing rentals. I’ve waded through 1,021 pages of documents from that legal battle, and they are devastating. Donald Trump was then president of the family real estate...
  • Inside the Failing Mission to Tame Trump’s Tongue

    08/14/2016 6:28:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 85 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 13, 2016 | ALEXANDER BURNS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    ... Nearly two months later, the effort to save Mr. Trump from himself has plainly failed. He has repeatedly signaled to his advisers and allies his willingness to change and adapt, but has grown only more volatile and prone to provocation since then, clashing with a Gold Star family, making comments that have been seen as inciting violence and linking his political opponents to terrorism. Advisers who once hoped a Pygmalion-like transformation would refashion a crudely effective political showman into a plausible American president now increasingly concede that Mr. Trump may be beyond coaching. He has ignored their pleas and...
  • Inside the Six Weeks Donald Trump Was a Nonstop ‘Birther’

    07/02/2016 9:17:50 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 90 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 2, 2016 | ASHLEY PARKER and STEVE EDER
    In the birther movement, Mr. Trump recognized an opportunity to connect with the electorate over an issue many considered taboo: the discomfort, in some quarters of American society, with the election of the nation’s first black president. He harnessed it for political gain, beginning his connection with the largely white Republican base that, in his 2016 campaign, helped clinch his party’s nomination. The more Mr. Trump questioned the legitimacy of Mr. Obama’s presidency, the better he performed in the early polls of the 2012 Republican field, springing from fifth place to a virtual tie for first. That frenzied period culminated...
  • Dr. Seuss skewers NY SLIMES on Twitter

    05/16/2016 4:24:48 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies
    dfu via twitter ^ | 5-16-16 | DFU
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  • The New York Times abandoned its ethics to take down Trump

    03/02/2016 9:11:04 AM PST · by McGruff · 122 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 2, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    For decades, the editorial page of The New York Times has served as the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. But in a sign of the left’s panic over Donald Trump, the Times has moved beyond pushing an agenda to becoming a political hack, dirty tricks and all. That’s the only reasonable conclusion to draw from the fishy aftermath of a Trump meeting with the edit board. The meeting happened in early January, but only on the eve of Super Tuesday did word spread about something the leading Republican candidate supposedly said in an off-the-record segment. Buzzfeed suggested that an...
  • Afghan Suicide Bomber Puts a Tragic End to a Life Spent Seeking Dignity [coopting tragedy]

    12/23/2015 5:58:00 PM PST · by o_1_2_3__ · 49 replies
    The New York Times ^ | DEC. 23, 2015 | By ALAN SCHWARZ and ASHLEY SOUTHALL
    Five years ago, Adrianna Vorderbruggen was forced to keep her relationship with another woman secret. Only after the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in 2011 could Maj. Vorderbruggen, an Air Force officer, even acknowledge her identity as a lesbian, let alone marry her partner and raise a child with her. For advocates of gay rights in the military, she provided "a perfect narrative" of what it took to quietly endure and ultimately overcome discrimination in the ranks. She showed, said Kate Kendell, the executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, "what was required to...
  • NY Times: How Donald Trump Could Win, and Why He Probably Won’t

    12/15/2015 8:04:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/15/2015 | Nate Cohn
    Despite controversy after controversy, Donald Trump still dominates the polls. With his seemingly impervious lead, it is tempting to declare that he is a clear front-runner for the nomination. From Our Advertisers He has, after all, defied all expectations of his impending demise, including an early one from this author. If he has survived everything so far, why should he lose now? Mr. Trump has emerged as a true factional candidate -- much more like Howard Dean or Pat Buchanan than Herman Cain, or other candidates who have surged to the top of the polls only to collapse. But it's...
  • The Secret History of SEAL Team 6: Quiet Killings and Blurred Lines

    06/06/2015 1:21:43 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 6, 2015 | By Mark Mazzetti, Nicholas Kulish, Christopher Drew, Serge F. Kovaleski, Sean D. Naylor and John Ism
    They have plotted deadly missions from secret bases in the badlands of Somalia. In Afghanistan, they have engaged in combat so intimate that they have emerged soaked in blood that was not their own. On clandestine raids in the dead of the night, their weapons of choice have ranged from customized carbines to primeval tomahawks. Around the world, they have run spying stations disguised as commercial boats, posed as civilian employees of front companies and operated undercover at embassies as male-female pairs, tracking those the United States wants to kill or capture. Those operations are part of the hidden history...
  • NYT Dumps Paid Model for Mobile App,( Another One Bites The Dust)

    05/12/2015 5:05:54 AM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Business Standard ^ | May 12, 2015 | Staff
    The New York Times has announced that it is scrapping the paid subscription model for its mobile app NYT Now, after it failed to convert a substantial number of mobile users to subscribers. The app, which was previously priced at 7.99 dollars per month, was introduced last year as part of a larger effort at the Times to grow its subscription base by introducing new mobile products, reported TechCrunch. The NYT Now app was particularly aimed at attracting a younger, more digital crowd, by offering news summaries that allowed users to quickly catch up on the top NYT stories while...