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  • Jimmy Kimmel Suggests Cutting Brett Kavanaugh’s Penis Off If He’s Confirmed

    09/25/2018 4:27:16 AM PDT · by familyop · 128 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 25, 2018 | Jerome Hudson
    ABC late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel took the stage on Tuesday and jokingly suggested that his “compromise” to the battle of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination is to chop off the judge’s “pesky penis,” should he be confirmed...“Hear me out on this,” Kimmel began “So Kavanaugh gets confirmed to the Supreme Court, OK? Well, in return we get to cut that pesky penis of his off in front of everyone.”
  • Kavanaugh, DeSantis and the Human Cost of Fake News

    09/21/2018 4:17:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | September 21, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The media’s lies have a price.Politico, the media outlet of choice for flacks and hacks, has declared that Ron DeSantis, the conservative Republican running for Governor of Florida, against the media’s favorite new socialist, suffered his “fifth race-related” controversy.  That fifth “controversy” is about something that somebody who isn’t DeSantis tweeted. The fourth controversy also involved a DeSantis donor. The third controversy falsely smeared the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Restoration Weekend attended by DeSantis (and Medal of Honor winner Clinton Romesha). The second involved a GOP official who also isn’t DeSantis. And the first was that DeSantis had been added...
  • [Sharyl Attkisson] A news consumer’s guide to ‘astroturf’ sources

    09/10/2018 3:12:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/10/18 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Never before have there been so many political and corporate interests with so many tools at their disposal to manipulate our opinions. Thanks to the internet and a changing news landscape, “astroturf” tactics surround us every day. Astroturf, in this case, means “fake grassroots.” In other words, entities deploy surreptitious methods to make us believe ordinary people in grassroots efforts are speaking to an issue when, in fact, organized, paid corporate and political interests are pulling the strings. It’s cloaked propaganda. Astroturf aims to shape public opinion through a wide variety of tactics involving social media, news, popular culture, magazines,...
  • Saudi-led Yemen airstrike kills 22 children fleeing earlier bombing, rebels say

    08/26/2018 6:28:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/25/2018 | By Hakim Almasmari, Hamdi Alkhshali, Nima Elbagir, Waffa Munayyer and Tamara Qiblawi
    Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed 30 people, including 22 children, in a rebel-held area in northwestern Yemen on Thursday, according to the Houthi-controlled Health Ministry. Four families were evacuating their homes in a vehicle when the airstrikes hit, according to Houthi-owned media. Earlier coalition airstrikes on Wednesday killed four people and injured two, according to two surviving family members who preferred to remain anonymous for security reasons. "Four people were killed in the strike before, that's why they fled. They wanted to save their lives, their children's lives. Is nowhere safe for us?" one survivor said. Both sources did not want...
  • Chinese Communist Party Funds Washington Think Tanks

    08/24/2018 11:47:38 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 24, 2018 4:55 pm | Bill Gertz
    China's Communist Party is intensifying covert influence operations in the United States that include funding Washington think tanks and coercing Chinese Americans, according to a congressional commission report. The influence operations are conducted by the United Front Work Department, a Central Committee organ that employs tens of thousands of operatives who seek to use both overt and covert operations to promote Communist Party policies. The Party's United Front strategy includes paying several Washington think tanks with the goal influencing their actions and adopting positions that support Beijing's policies. "The [Chinese Communist Party] has sought to influence academic discourse on China...
  • Demise of print newspapers may have far-reaching consequences for communities and the nation

    08/18/2018 7:52:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 18, 2018 | Richard Benedetto
    For those of us who still love getting our news from newspapers, those inky, crinkly, thin sheets of wood pulp you hold in your hands and read, these indeed are sad times. Print newspapers, thanks in large part to the meteoric rise of smartphones and online and social media, are in serious decline. [Snip] Many media analysts believe it won’t be long before print newspapers disappear. If it happens, they in large part will be devoured by a voracious horde of online and social media, many of which have little respect for the notion that the first function of news...
  • Media to Organize Day of Anti-Trump Editorials

    08/12/2018 12:18:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | August 12, 2018 | David Horowitz
    I'm confused. How is this different than every other day in the media? "The dirty war on the free press must end." That's the idea behind an unusual editorial-writing initiative that has enlisted scores of newspapers across America. Unusual? That's been the same theme that the media has been putting out for a few weeks. The Boston Globe has been contacting newspaper editorial boards and proposing a "coordinated response" to President Trump's escalating "enemy of the people" rhetoric. There's been a coordinated campaign against Republicans by the media for around 90 years. "We propose to publish an editorial on August...
  • Who are the white nationalists?(Charlottesville)

    08/11/2018 7:24:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 142 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/10/2018 | Dinesh D'Souza
    So the white nationalists are coming back to Charlottesville, and once again we’re going to hear the standard media narrative that these bigots are “on the right.” Leave aside that Jason Kessler, the organizer of the original Charlottesville rally, was an Obama activist and an Occupy Wall Street guy. Never mind that Richard Spencer, the poster boy of white supremacy, reveals in a detailed interview in my new movie that he’s a progressive who supports nationalized health care and expanded centralized state, and whose favorite presidents are all Democrats. We need to probe deeper to understand who these white nationalists...
  • Michael Moore Cashing in on Left’s Pandemic Trump Derangement Syndrome

    08/11/2018 5:02:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/18 | Judi McLeod
    Moore’s threats are fuelled by a big gasbag. And we don’t need to stick a fork in him to know that Michael Moore has long and ever ago been DONE Flamethrower filmmaker Michael Moore hopes to set the world on fire with the release of his latest shock-u-mentary Fahrenheit 11/9 just weeks ahead of November Midterm Elections. Moore’s counting on cashing in on a pandemic Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) and making box office millions by linking President Donald Trump’s America with neo-nazi riots and school shootings.
  • President Trump on Fake News => Can cause War; very dangerous & sick

    08/05/2018 5:24:20 AM PDT · by Ken H · 32 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 05, 2018 | President Donald J Trump
    @realDonaldTrump The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE. I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American People. They purposely cause great division & distrust. They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick! 7:38 AM · Aug 5, 2018
  • TRUMP TWEET: Too bad a large portion of the Media refuses to report the lies and corruption <tr>

    08/05/2018 6:19:02 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 34 replies
    Too bad a large portion of the Media refuses to report the lies and corruption having to do with the Rigged Witch Hunt - but that is why we call them FAKE NEWS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2018
  • Trump is taking US down the path to tyranny (CNN alert)

    07/24/2018 4:32:08 AM PDT · by Category Four · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/23/2018 | Jeffrey Sachs
    The United States was born in a revolt against the tyranny of King George III. The Constitution was designed to prevent tyranny through a system of checks and balances, but in President Trump's America, those safeguards are failing. Donald Trump holds the grandiose belief that only he should rule America. Unchecked by cowed or complicit Republicans in Congress, Trump invokes executive authority to alter policies and practices long established by law and treaty. Days after his summit meeting with Vladimir Putin, no one knows what the two autocrats agreed to, or even talked about -- not the President's top aides,...
  • Gory depiction of Trump throat-slitting removed from Portland gallery

    07/17/2018 3:07:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 17, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    An art gallery in Portland, Oregon, has removed a graphic window illustration of President Trump being threatened with a bloody knife at his throat after an angry outcry. The One Grand Gallery took down the image entitled “F*** Trump” Tuesday in response to complaints, threats and a request from the landlord, as reported by Fox12. “The same people offended over a ‘death threat’ are the same people upholding death threats & violence. Irony,” said the gallery in a Tuesday post on Facebook.
  • Thousands march in Washington in wilting heat to protest Trump’s immigration policy

    06/30/2018 7:48:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/30/2018 | By Marissa J. Lang, Julie Zauzmer and Hannah Natanson
    The rally began with drums and a reminder that the story of most Americans began somewhere else. A representative of the Piscataway Indian Nation addressed a crowd of thousands assembled in Lafayette Square on Saturday in Spanish, then English. Sebastian Medina-Tayac burned tobacco, a Native American prayer tradition, said a prayer and then sang an indigenous-language song from Bolivia that means, “take courage.” “We don’t believe in borders. We don’t believe in walls,” Medina-Tayac said. The rally ended with a march past the White House and the Trump International Hotel and on to the Department of Justice, where protesters affixed...
  • 'Occupy ICE' protests emerge across the country

    06/23/2018 11:38:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/23/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Protestors are occupying Immigrations and Custom Enforcement (ICE) facilities across the country, inspired by a Portland protest that resulted in the indefinite shutdown of an ICE detention center on Wednesday. "Occupy ICE" protestors are blocking the loading deck of ICE headquarters in New York, have set up tents in front of an ICE facility in Los Angeles, and are gathered outside of a detention center in Washington state. Though the protests are not led by any one group, the Democratic Socialists of America are involved in most states, alongside groups associated with prison abolition, immigration rights and anarchist collectives. The...
  • Children's Cries Brought Down Walls Of Indifference (NPR)

    06/23/2018 5:59:55 AM PDT · by Drango · 42 replies
    NPR ^ | June 23, 2018 | Scott Simon
    The cries of children pierce our hearts. Scientists say they're meant to. They move us to love and protect children. This response is healthy; it's human; and it keeps humanity going. As Dr. Marc Bornstein at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development told The Scientist, "the infant cry and the caregiver response, have developed together to ensure the survival of the species." Public figures, including the pope, bishops, senators of both parties, and every living spouse of a president spoke out against the Trump administration policy that separated more than 2,300 children crossing the...
  • TIME Magazine Cover Shows a Heartless Trump Staring Down Immigrant Child

    06/21/2018 8:25:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/21/2018 | Tyler O' Neil
    The family separation issue is tough, but don't expect liberals at TIME magazine to understand that. On Thursday, the magazine's cover attacked President Donald Trump as heartless."Welcome to America," the cover's title, is trending on Twitter.Orlando talk radio host Joe Kelly shared the cover, and explained it briefly. "Time Magazine's latest cover features a fabricated mashup of a child at the border crying with a seemingly uncaring President Trump staring down at her with the words 'Welcome to America,'" he explained. Time Magazine's latest cover features a fabricated mashup of a child at the border crying with a seemingly uncaring...
  • House Democrats look to hire Parkland students to work on gun violence issues

    06/18/2018 10:02:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 24, 2018 | Alex Moe
    Lawmakers would bring students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to Capitol Hill for the summer. Student survivors of gun violence descended on Washington en masse earlier this year during the massive March for Our Lives on March 24. Now some lawmakers would like to bring them back for an entire summer. House Democrats are inviting students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — who survived a mass school shooting in February — to come intern in their offices, working on gun violence prevention....
  • 50 Media Mistakes in the Trump Era: The Definitive List

    06/18/2018 8:43:19 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson.com ^ | 6/10/2018 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    We the media have “fact-checked” President Trump like we have fact-checked no other human being on the planet—and he’s certainly given us plenty to write about. That’s probably why it’s so easy to find lists enumerating and examining his mistakes, missteps and “lies.” But as self-appointed arbiters of truth, we’ve largely excused our own unprecedented string of fact-challenged reporting. The truth is, formerly well-respected, top news organizations are making repeat, unforced errors in numbers that were unheard of just a couple of years ago. Our repeat mistakes involve declaring that Trump’s claims are “lies” when they are matters of opinion,...
  • Time for Europe to fill US vacuum, says ex-Danish PM [Helle Thorning-Schmidt]

    06/11/2018 10:32:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 06/11/2018 16:43 | Eric Maurice
    “Keep calm and carry on.” In the wake of a disastrous G7 summit where US president Donald Trump all but broke off the Western alliance, the EU should stay cool and prepare to take over global leadership. That is the message on Monday (11 June) by a former member of the EU leaders club, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. “The US is leaving a vacuum. And who should step in? For me, it is completely obvious, it is Europe’s time to step in,” the former Danish prime minister said at an event in Brussels. “That’s where our new next opportunity is,” she said,...