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  • The Cruel Reality Of Life As One Of The Media’s Never-Trump Waterboys

    02/17/2020 7:11:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 17, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    All of their predictions are based on the conventional wisdom and assumptions of an insulted and excluded D.C. intelligentsia, and all are wrong. Media bias is an old constant. It has never and will never go away. A reporter or host can use all the proper, sanitized words he wants, but behind the scenes lie the decisions that went into which stories to pursue and which to drop; where to pull back and where to push forward; who to interview, who to skip; what is most important versus what can be buried or even cut.And then, of course, there’s the...
  • Advice to Democrats: Forget Iowa and New Hampshire

    02/16/2020 4:59:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams hit the nail on the head, telling voters not to let two small, virtually all-white states tell them whom to pick as the Democratic presidential nominee: ‘We need a more representative sample’ — Exclusive: @staceyabrams believes that our Iowa and New Hampshire first primary system is silencing voters of color She makes the logical case that only 65 delegates have been selected (distributed rather evenly among several candidates) — out of a grand total of 1,991 who would need to be pledged to win the nomination on the first ballot....
  • Klobuchar Slams Bloomberg: Stop Hiding Behind Airwaves and Ad Buys

    02/16/2020 1:13:51 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) was asked, point-blank, what she thought of a report in The Washington Post that accuses former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg of "making crass remarks, objectifying women and creating a sexist culture in the workplace." Although Bloomberg has denied the allegations, Klobuchar said he needs to stop hiding behind massive ad buys and sit down on a TV show and answer questions.
  • Drudge puppet? Rumored Bloomberg-Clinton ticket is just a distraction from the booklet WaPo published

    02/16/2020 8:20:14 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 16 Feb 2020 | JD Rucker
    All day, I’ve been waiting for someone to debunk the claim on Drudge Report that Mike Bloomberg is considering Hillary Clinton as his running mate. All day, I’ve been disappointed. I’ve watched my favorite conspiracy theory sites. I’ve watched the usual suspects among Bernie Bro journalists, MAGA-hat-wearing bloggers, and DNC shills on Twitter. Nothing. Nobody’s talking about the sham of this news report. It seems that everyone took the bait for one reason and one reason only: It was broken by Matt Drudge. For over two decades, he’s dropped several scoops on his homepage regarding scandals that usually turned out...
  • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buys 'most expensive home' in Los Angeles

    02/13/2020 8:45:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    SKY News ^ | February 13, 2020
    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has bought a Beverly Hills mansion from media mogul David Geffen in a record-breaking transaction for Los Angeles, according to the Wall Street Journal. The world's richest man is said to have paid $165m (£126m) for the property - known as the Warner Estate - which would make it the most expensive home in the Los Angeles area. It beats the previous record set last year when Fox Corporation chief executive Lachlan Murdoch bought the Chartwell estate in the city's Bel Air neighbourhood for $150m (£115m). The 9.4-acre Warner Estate was built in 1937 by its...
  • Washington Post wants you to believe Trump's peace deal will deport Arabs from Israel

    02/13/2020 6:50:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2020 | By Michael Berenhaus
    The Washington Post in their article, "How peace plan could dispossess Arab Israelis" (2/9/20) has dispossessed and manipulated the truth. The Post uses a device called a "straw man argument" to indoctrinate its readers. In the article, which describes the recently proposed Trump administration peace deal, the Post states that "many [Israeli Arabs] say [the deal] would amount to a forced deportation from Israel, where their families have lived for generations." Who are these "many" individuals? Nonexistent straw men. No Israeli Arabs would be "deported" in the peace plan. The peace plan expressly states that no one would be deported,...
  • New Hampshire's political geography

    02/12/2020 12:00:36 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 7, 2020 | David Weigel
    ... Since January 2017, when the president was sworn in, democratic registration has shrunk by 3,071 voters, Republican registration has shrunk by 15,554 voters, and 9,529 new voters have climbed on to the rolls with no party registration...
  • Joe diGenova: White House Official Who Penned Anonymous NYT Op-Ed About Resisting Trump Has Been Identified

    02/10/2020 9:33:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/10/2020 | Julio Rosas
    Joe diGenova, a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, claimed to 105.9 WMAL on Monday the anonymous White House official who wrote the New York Times op-ed describing how they were resisting President Trump from within had been identified and will be leaving their job soon. "I am told that soon there will someone else leaving the White House, who wrote that article. Apparently they have identified 'anonymous' and we were told that – Victoria and I were at dinner with a senior government official last week — and we were told that by this person they have,...
  • Amazon wants to depose Trump over loss of military contract

    02/10/2020 8:14:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 10, 2020
    WASHINGTON -- Amazon wants to depose President Donald Trump over the tech company’s losing bid for a $10 billion military contract. The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing project to Microsoft in October. Amazon later sued, arguing that Trump’s interference and bias against the company harmed Amazon’s chances of winning the contract. The company said in a federal court filing in Washington on Monday that Trump has a “well-documented personal animus towards” Amazon, its CEO Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post, which Bezos owns. Amazon says that Trump is the only who can testify about the “totality of his conversations and...
  • WaPo, Trying To Tank Bernie Sanders: Let’s Face It. None Of These Democrats Are “Centrists”

    02/09/2020 8:20:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/09/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    The Washington Post editorial board is fed up with all of you people talking about the Democratic primary as some sort of internecine civil war between the far left and centrists. This week they point out that it’s simply not accurate to describe either Pete Buttigieg or Joe Biden as “centrists.” In fact, the entire field is chock full of socialists.Okay… they didn’t actually say “socialists” but that’s the general feeling they’re trying to get across. Everyone’s policies are way to the left, though some are a bit more left than others. IT HAS become an unchecked assumption about...
  • Trump trashes Nigeria and bans its immigrants. Nigerians love him for it.

    02/09/2020 5:10:53 PM PST · by Sertorius · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
    "President Trump doesn’t want Africans flooding into his country. But let’s be honest. Who really does? Certainly not any other world leader of this era. Trump just happens to be the one bold or uncaring enough to say the quiet part out loud. He’s the rare white politician sparing us the trouble of deciphering what he might think. And Nigerians love him for it."
  • Why Would a Billionaire Charge the Secret Service $650 a Night?

    02/08/2020 6:00:14 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 116 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Feb 7, 2020 | David A. Graham
    Last year, Eric Trump was asked about Secret Service protection at Trump Organization properties. “If my father travels, they stay at our properties for free,” he said. “So everywhere that he goes, if he stays at one of his places, the government actually spends, meaning it saves a fortune because if they were to go to a hotel across the street, they’d be charging them $500 a night, whereas, you know we charge them, like $50.” You will be stunned to learn this is not remotely true. Instead, as the indefatigable David Fahrenthold and three colleagues at The Washington Post...
  • Media Accuse Trump of ‘Voter Suppression’ for Calling Iowa Rigged

    02/04/2020 3:52:43 PM PST · by kevcol · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 4, 2020 | Corinne Weaver
    President Trump tweeted, “The Democrat Caucus is an unmitigated disaster. Nothing works, just like they ran the Country.” The Washington Post apparently asked Twitter to take down some of these tweets, to which “Twitter also declined.” Tech companies are at fault, according to The Post, because they don’t “take action against outright falsehoods with only limited exceptions, including a category of content it calls voter suppression.” Radio host and CNN columnist Dean Obeidallah claimed that “Trump is how democracies die” because he called the Iowa Caucus “an unmitigated disaster.”
  • Hi, I’m on the [bleep] Media Men list, but maybe you already knew that (cancel culture & #metoo)

    01/30/2020 4:45:47 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 12 replies
    medium ^ | JAN 29 2020 | mike tunison
    <p>In October 2017, I was one of roughly 70 men included in the Shitty Media Men list, a crowdsourced spreadsheet of anonymous, unvetted allegations of sexual misconduct and assault. No words can describe my astonishment and horror at finding myself accused of “harassment,” “stalking” and “physical intimidation.” In the decade leading up to the list, my work was regularly published by more than a dozen outlets and I was frequently offered work. After the leak, that work screeched to a stop.</p>
  • ‘Being Wrongly #MeToo’d Has Ruined my Life’

    02/03/2020 11:14:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 1, 2020 | Mike Tunison
    Last spring, during my first week as a janitor at a Dave & Buster’s, I struck up a conversation with a co-worker who served 17 years in prison. Swapping life stories, I sheepishly divulged that I used to work for The Washington Post, that I had a book published by HarperCollins, and that I had been the editor of a popular website. SNIP For the life of me, I couldn’t begin to explain how I went from having a life and career I felt proud of, to being publicly shamed by my peers and punished for things I didn’t do....
  • Trump: I Don’t Think I Can Work With Democrats After Impeachment

    02/03/2020 9:35:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    More to the point, Donald Trump doesn’t think Democrats can work with him either. In his Super Bowl interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump complained bitterly about the “damage” done to his family and the country in the impeachment and trial. “I’d like to” work with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, Trump told Hannity, but they’re so dishonest and obsessed with winning that he doesn’t think it’s possible.That sounds like exactly what Pelosi and Schumer would say, too: HANNITY: Two hundred and seventy days from now, I guess the ultimate jury –the American people — go to...
  • Turkish military convoy crosses into rebel-held NW Syria

    02/02/2020 10:05:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Washingtn Post ^ | Feb. 2, 2020
    A large Turkish military convoy rumbled into rebel-held areas of northwest Syria on Sunday, witnesses on the ground and activists said. Separately, airstrikes on a rebel-held village in Syria’s northwest killed at least seven people, opposition activists said. Elsewhere, rebel shelling killed a woman and wounded at least three journalists, Syrian state TV reported. The violence and troop movements came amid a Syrian government offensive into the country’s last rebel stronghold, located in Idlib province and parts of the nearby Aleppo region. Turkish troops are deployed in some of those rebel-held areas to monitor a cease-fire that has since collapsed....
  • GOP lawmaker offers bills to formally recognize CNN, Washington Post as 'fake news'

    02/02/2020 7:32:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 30, 2020 | Andrew Blake
    Tennessee would officially consider both CNN and The Washington Post to be “fake news” outlets under a resolution proposed by a Republican state lawmaker. Introduced Wednesday by Tennessee state Rep. Micah Van Huss, the bill would “recognize CNN and The Washington Post as fake news and condemn them for denigrating our citizens,” according to its language. “I’ve filed HJR 779 on behalf of a constituency that’s tired of fake news and Republicans who don’t fight,” Mr. Van Huss said on social media. “Over 60% of Tennessee voters voted for President Trump, and CNN and The Washington Post denigrated them for...
  • We must rally around Joy Reid

    05/01/2018 4:28:50 PM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2018 | Erik Wimple
    Joy Reid deserves everyone’s support. The most destructive and insidious hacker in journalistic history is on the loose, ready to snatch another career. Reid, who hosts “AM Joy” on MSNBC, is somehow hanging onto hers. On Saturday morning she addressed the controversy relating to a stack of homophobic posts that piled up on her long-shuttered blog, the Reid Report. “I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things because they are completely alien to me. But I can definitely understand based on things I have tweeted and have written in the past why some people don’t believe me,” said...
  • Comey: America will survive Trump acquittal

    02/01/2020 11:12:53 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02-01-20 | Caitlin Yilek
    Former FBI Director James Comey said America has weathered dark times in the past, which proves it can survive President Trump being acquitted by the Senate. “When I was a little kid, the United States seemed to be coming apart,” Comey, 59, wrote in an opinion piece for the Washington Post. Comey cited the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy, as well as the protests against the Vietnam War and desegregation. “War and death and disorder dominated the news,” he wrote. “There is a natural human tendency to think we live...