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  • Donna Shalala Honored in Celebration at UM

    05/01/2015 3:51:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    A special celebration was held Thursday honoring University of Miami president Donna Shalala. This past fall, Shalala announced that she is stepping down as president at the end of the 2014 - 2015 university year. ....Shalala says she plans to return to the faculty as a professor of political science and health policy.
  • Awkward moment a schoolboy cuts off President Barack Obama for talking too much

    05/01/2015 3:22:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    At an event in Washington, President Barack Obama talks about the importance of reading and writing when a student moderator cuts him off... ... a student moderator interrupted Obama, saying, "I think you sort of covered everything about that question."
  • Cruz: I Am a 'Proponent of Immigration Reform' (Stands By Proposed Increase HB-1 Visas by 5x)

    04/30/2015 5:58:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 181 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 29, 2015 | Michael Warren
    Republican senator Ted Cruz said Wednesday afternoon he is “long-term optimistic and short-term pessimistic” on the question of passing any immigration reform legislation. Speaking with Javier Palomarez, the president of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Texan presidential candidate said he considers himself a “proponent of immigration reform.” But, Cruz added, political leaders should focus on those aspects that have “bipartisan support.”
  • Vox Writer Skips Obvious Laugh Line in Hillary's Speech

    04/29/2015 3:28:12 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 29, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Jonathan Allen of General Electric Vox wrote a loving paean about Hillary Clinton's speech today at Columbia University which touched on the Baltimore riots. However, what was really notable about his article is what it left out. An inadvertently jarring laugh line which Allen very conveniently skips.  It might have been overlooked by Allen but Hillary's unintended humor has caused a lot of laughter on the Web. We shall get to that but first let us watch Jonathan Allen grow misty eyed over Hillary's speech:
  • Oberlin Activists Posted Creepy Messages Accusing Specific Students of Perpetuating Rape Culture

    04/23/2015 12:16:15 PM PDT · by walford · 26 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Apr. 23, 2015 | Robby Soave
    Left-leaning student activists at Oberlin College hung posters at the Christina Hoff Sommers event earlier this week that identified the students involved in bringing the individualist-feminist and AEI scholar to campus.Each poster gave the name of a specific student-member of the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians and accused that person of perpetuating rape culture.Images of the posters were sent to Reason via a source who asked not to be named for fear of retaliation. The last names of the students identified by the posters were blurred before Reason received them.According to the source, a group of approximately 10 student-activists...
  • National poll: Rubio jumps to front of GOP field, runs best against Clinton

    04/22/2015 7:47:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 04/22/2015 | Alex Leary, Washington Bureau Chief
    Marco Rubio leads the GOP field in a new national poll and runs best against Hillary Clinton, a big shot for his campaign that's just over a week into effect. Rubio takes 15 percent of the GOP primary vote, according to the Quinnipiac poll, with Jeb Bush earning 13 percent and Scott Walker 11 percent. No other candidate tops 9 percent and 14 percent remain undecided. Clinton naturally blows away any Democratic competition and other Republicans, except 43-year-old Rubio. In a general election matchup, Clinton gets 45 percent of American voters to 43 percent for Rubio. That's better than other...
  • Higher US gas prices sparked modest inflation in March [AP now says inflation "healthy"]

    04/20/2015 6:44:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Charlotte Observer/AP ^ | 4/17/15 | Josh "Cover for Obama" Boak
    Higher-priced gasoline slightly boosted consumer prices in March, a sign that some of the effects of cheaper oil are fading and that inflation may be edging up to healthier levels
  • Homegrown extremist threat remains 20 years after Oklahoma City bombing

    04/19/2015 7:48:00 AM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | April 19, 2015 | Deborah M. Lauter and Mark Pitcavage
    (CNN)—Twenty years ago, on April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh detonated a massive truck bomb in front of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The attack killed 168 men, women and children, injured hundreds more, and remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. The attack's aftermath saw a storm of media coverage with themes such as "attack on the heartland" and America's "lost innocence." In fact, the bombing took the country by surprise. It wasn't simply the scale of the tragedy that drew attention, but the fact that the bombing exposed something new: American citizens targeting their...
  • ‘What kind of dumba** statement is that?’ CNN Int’l ‘should be ashamed’ for this

    04/14/2015 7:08:08 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | april 14, 2015
    CNN International        ✔ @cnni See Cuba before American investors ruin it: http://cnn.it/1I9ln6n  pic.twitter.com/BUBv61FJ3Y Matt Jackson @EmJeyJackson @cnni yeah, I'm sure having massive cash flow, will ruin their love of starvation. 9:02 AM - 14 Apr 2015
  • [ Article from Time Magazine July 31, 1995 ] Bob Dole: Facing the Age Issue (Flashback)

    THE REPUBLICAN FRONT RUNNER TURNS 72. IS HE TOO OLD TO BE PRESIDENT? AND IS HE TOO OLD-FASHIONED A POLITICIAN TO LEAD HIS RADICALIZED PARTY? Bob Dole celebrated his 72nd birthday last Saturday, an occasion of more than passing significance. For it reminded the leaders of his party, the pundits searching for big issues and perhaps even a few real live voters of the thing Dole would most like them to ignore: if he were to win the presidency in 1996, he would be the oldest man ever inaugurated. Even if age doesn't matter, ideas do. At the very moment...
  • MEDIA FABRICATED EVIDENCE TO SMEAR GOP THREE TIMES IN ONE DAY

    04/12/2015 5:42:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | april 11, 2015 | john nolte
    As right-of-center New Media grows stronger (and it is much stronger today than it was even in 2012), because the mainstream media is in reality a propaganda outlet to empower central government and boost those who share that goal, everyday this same mainstream media becomes more desperate and ugly. That’s why the media told serial-lies around Trayvon Martin, Ferguson, and religious freedom laws. And that’s why on Friday, the media was caught on three occasions fabricating evidence to smear the GOP.
  • Make the Leftist Media the 2016 Issue

    04/12/2015 12:14:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/15 | Bruce Walker
    Making Big Media the issue could, in fact, be precisely the means to truly energize conservative and by making Democrats the obvious toadies of Big Media, to deflate the left in 2016. The enemy of conservatism in America is the leftist establishment, the leftist-controlled institutions of news, education and entertainment. Take away these big, fat incestuously connected institutions and the left in America is a circus sideshow and nothing else. Democrat “leaders” like Obama, Hillary, Pelosi and Reid are slow witted, mean-spirited, and narrow-minded sock puppets filled by the chubby hands of the leftist establishment. Indeed, the leftist establishment prefers...
  • Blogger critical of Gov. Scott says he's being threatened by FDLE

    04/02/2015 4:57:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 4/1/15
    A blogger known for being critical of Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he is being "harassed at home" by members of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement....
  • If Your Mother Tells You She Loves You, Check it Out

    03/26/2015 4:10:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The headline to this story is an adage taught by journalism schools throughout the country. News is supposed to be based on facts and reported without bias. But alas, reporters are human and have biases, acknowledged or not. If they are blatant and obvious, then we can dismiss them out of hand, (example: Chris Matthews saying, "I felt this thrill going up my leg," when listening to a speech given by then-presidential candidate Barack Obama). But watch out when supposed news items align with a cultural bias. Reporters should apply skepticism to everything they report on. Otherwise, emotionally charged stories...
  • Obama Calls Afghan President Wrong Name During Joint Press Conference [VIDEO]

    03/24/2015 3:11:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/24/15
    During a joint press conference at the White House with the President of Afghanistan that was intended to demonstrate the close cooperation between the two nations, President Barack Obama accidentally called his counterpart by the wrong name. Obama met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani earlier in the day to discuss U.S. troop withdrawals in the war-torn country. But at the press conference, Obama referred to him as “Karzai...
  • Threat Against Obama's Hoops-Playing Niece Found Unsubstantiated [Media Hype]

    03/24/2015 4:10:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    NBC ^ | 3/24/15
    A phoned-in threat against President Barack Obama's niece that led authorities to boost security at Monday night's between the University of Maryland and Princeton University turned out to be unsubstantiated, police said. Leslie Robinson, the daughter of Michelle Obama's brother, is a freshman forward for Princeton. The game went on without incident, said University of Maryland police
  • RE: "Scientists Are Beginning to Figure Out Why Conservatives Are…Conservative"

    03/23/2015 5:18:29 PM PDT · by walford · 16 replies
    Facebook ^ | 03/23/2015 | walford
    “...the conservative ideology, and especially one of its major facets — centered on a strong military, tough law enforcement, resistance to immigration, widespread availability of guns — would seem well tailored for an underlying, threat-oriented biology.” Of course reasonable, intelligent, well-informed, sane people cannot possibly disagree with the Left. “Strong military” defined as what and as opposed to what? A weak military? Conservatives recognize that we live in a dangerous world in which there are people and entire countries in word and deed make it clear that they are hoping and planning to wipe us out and replace our way...
  • BBC Shows Wait Time for Products in Venezuela; Avoids the Why

    03/23/2015 3:02:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 23, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    WHY? WHY? WHY?That is what your humble correspondent wants to shout at the computer screen while watching this BBC Mundo report presented by Daniel Pardo in Venezuela. Pardo actually has a good idea, namely to see how long it takes to buy eight basic home products (yes, including toilet paper) while waiting on the notoriously long lines in that country. Unfortunately he does not inform us "why" the situation is so dire even though the S-word providing the answer is proclaimed on wall posters all over that oil-rich but impovershed nation. Therefore Pardo is this week's winner of the John Chancellor Avoidance of...
  • Guess Why This Is Not News: Four 'Teens' Murder 94 Year-Old Woman in Mississippi

    03/15/2015 6:44:24 AM PDT · by Wildcat Stevens · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 11, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    A Google News search at 3 p.m. Eastern Time today for stories published in March about "Eva Carmichael" (in quotes; sorted by date) returned only 11 items. Who is Eva Carmichael? She is a 94 year-old woman who was murdered in Meridian, Mississippi on March 1. Based on the complete lack of press coverage outside of the immediate area, it's reasonable to believe that the nation's journalists don't think, in the popular parlance, that "her life mattered" all that much. And why is that? A March 6 Meridian Star story (HT to NewsBusters commenter "noncom") reported that "Four teenagers have...
  • I am sooooo sick of the media labeling hatemongers as "peaceful protestors"

    03/12/2015 6:19:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Every mainstream media source I have accessed | 3/12/15 | sff
    Two police officers shot in cold blood....All the media *REPEATEDLY* refers to those Alinskyite mobs harboring the wannabe murderers as "peaceful protestors". Ever hear the TEA PARTY gatherings referred to this way???
  • Two Teens Have Sex. Neither Could Legally Consent, But Only the Boy Gets a Felony Charge

    03/11/2015 9:16:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 36 replies
    Reason ^ | March 10, 2015 | Robby Soave
    If two people are equally unable to give consent, but have sex anyway, should either be charged with a crime? It's a question that many college administrators wrestle with when drugs and alcohol are factors in sexual assault disputes. The verdict often seems to be that male students are uniquely responsible for ascertaining that their sexual partners are in a state of mind to consent, even when the female is the initiator and both are intoxicated.
  • Former network news reporter: My network didn’t want to hold government accountable

    03/11/2015 2:21:15 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 12 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 3-11-15 | Ed Morissey
    Sharyl Attkisson has bravely spoken out about her experiences with editorial bias at CBS News over the past couple of years, but … it wasn’t Attkisson who spoke to the Des Moines Register’s Courtney Crowder. This time the whistleblower is NBC News’ Lisa Myers, who is currently on the lecture circuit discussing her experiences as a journalist. Myers left NBC a year ago after clashing with Brian Williams over his refusal to air reports that he considered “divisive,” but that Myers considered part of the job of news organizations to keep government accountable. One of Myers’ spiked stories was that...
  • Under new ownership, WJLA-TV takes a slight turn to the right [D.C. Television Station]

    03/10/2015 8:08:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/16/14 | Paul Fahri
    There’s a new owner and a new approach to the news at WJLA-TV, Washington’s ABC affiliate. Under the direction of its ambitious corporate parent, the station’s news operations have taken a subtle but noticeable turn to the right. Last week, for example, WJLA viewers woke up to a new face on the morning news: Mark Hyman, a veteran conservative pundit, who offered some criticism of President Obama. .... a regular feature on WJLA, just as they are on dozens of stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the new owner of ABC 7. The Hunt Valley, Md.-based company in July...
  • The Main Rules of the Mainstream-Media Herd

    03/09/2015 11:05:53 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 3 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | January 10, 2015 | E. L. Core
    Those rules are not rules in the same way that the laws of nature are rules, that cannot be broken. They are rules in the sense that they describe observed behaviors, much as one might get some sense, at the least, of the rules of a sport or game by observing those who play the game and those who enforce the rules. The rules were formulated by way of observation over many years. Attempts to order them according to importance have languished. Here follows one approach to analysis that may be helpful.
  • NY Times Crops George and Laura Bush Out of Front-Page Photo of Selma Anniversary

    03/08/2015 10:41:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 47 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 8, 2015 | Tim Graham
    MRC's Dan Gainor alerted us that Ben Smith of the Daily Signal tweeted out a shocking visual: the New York Times front page on Sunday cropped George W. and Laura Bush out of its photo of a Selma anniversary march. They cropped it just to include President Obama. (Notice the Bushes didn't try to crowd right next to the president to get into the frame.) And a fuller shot: The online story by Peter Baker and Richard Fausset doesn't have column-inch limitations, but its photo, too, excludes the Bushes. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/us/obama-in-selma-for-edmund-pettus-bridge-attack-anniversary.html?_r=0
  • President Bill Clinton Visits Liberty City for Community Service Project [Photo Op, Media Drools]

    03/09/2015 3:39:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 3/8/15
    ...Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea Clinton stopped in South Florida for a community service project in Liberty City on Sunday. The Clinton Global Initiative partnered with the Miami Children's initiative to help repair parts of Liberty City's "impact zone."
  • U.S. stocks retreat from records after Netanyahu speech

    03/03/2015 10:30:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 3, 2015 | By Anora Mahmudova and Victor Reklaitis
    U.S. stocks pulled back Tuesday, retreating from all-time highs and the psychologically significant 5,000 level for the Nasdaq Composite reached during the previous session. In the absence of major economic reports, investors turned their attention to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to U.S. Congress. Netanyahu criticized the White House’s attempts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, saying it was a “bad deal.” The speech reminded investors of potential geopolitical risks abroad. But indexes have since come off their lows.
  • Byron Allen Goes To War With Sharpton, Obama, Comcast For Future Of Black Media

    02/26/2015 3:28:14 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/15 | Patrick Howley
    Legendary TV talk show host Byron Allen is taking on Al Sharpton, President Obama, and the most powerful media corporations in the world in a battle to spotlight the crisis at the heart of American race relations. It’s a daunting mission. But for some reason he doesn’t sound scared... Allenjoined with the National Association of African-American Owned Media to file a $20 billion racial discrimination lawsuit this week against Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Sharpton’s National Action Network, the NAACP, the Urban League, and former FCC commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker. Allen and his fellow plaintiff also filed a $10 billion suit...
  • Obama to visit Miami for MSNBC/Telemundo immigration town hall

    02/25/2015 3:25:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 2/24/15 | George Bennett
    ...Obama...will visit Miami on Wednesday to discuss immigration in a town hall-style forum at Florida International University. The event will be moderated by Jose Diaz-Balart of MSNBC and Telemundo...
  • Former Atlanta fire chief files federal lawsuit against Reed

    02/19/2015 12:39:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 2/18/15 | Katie Leslie
    Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Mayor Kasim Reed and the city, saying he was fired last month because of his religion. Attorneys with faith-based nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom are representing Cochran in the federal case, which was filed Wednesday.
  • Media attack on Scott Walker earns failing grade

    02/14/2015 3:08:47 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/14/15 | Jeff Crouere
    Obama could be the true Manchurian candidate, but the liberal media does not have time to investigate, for they are too busy hounding Scott Walker Clearly, the hottest Republican in the country today is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. After a well received speech to Congressman Steve King’s Freedom Summit, Walker has earned media attention and skyrocketed in the polls. Currently, he is in second place in New Hampshire and is leading in Iowa, while he is gaining ground on Florida Governor Jeb Bush nationally. With the rise of Walker come the very predictable attacks from the liberal media. This week,...
  • Mourners in downtown Miami honor three Muslim students killed in Chapel Hill

    02/13/2015 5:43:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/12/15 | PARADISE AFSHAR
    ....Some cried and others stood silent as they honored the lives of three Muslim students who were killed earlier this week.... ...gathered in front of the Torch of Friendship monument near Bayside Marketplace Thursday night to honor the three slain students.... Police said the shooting stemmed from a long-standing parking dispute...The incident has sent shock waves around the world, with some calling it a hate crime.
  • Local Media Pumping Pope Visit in September...Silent About Bibi's Visit in March

    02/06/2015 5:04:16 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    2/6/15 | sff
    The Pope is visiting the states in SEPTEMBER. He is NOT scheduled to visit Florida. Bibi is coming to America in just a few weeks. The Pope is SUPPOSEDLY good buddies with Obama. Bibi is opposed to Obama's scheme to destroy western civilization. Guess which event is being celebrated by the local Florida media.
  • MSNBC Panel Conducts Suspicious, Hostile Grilling Of Small Business Owner Over Minimum Wage

    02/05/2015 11:08:39 AM PST · by absentee · 25 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2/5/2015 | Caleb Howe
    News broke this week about a popular independent bookstore in San Francisco that is going out of business thanks to a citywide minimum wage hike that priced the owner out of business. Effectively, the minimum wage for this store's employees was "raised" to zero, as they are losing their jobs. On Thursday morning, the store's owner Alan Beatts appeared on Morning Joe on MSNBC to discuss his decision to close and how the wage hike negatively impacted his business. The panel was, to say the least, skeptical. The interview began with a hostile inquiry from Mika Brzezinski and only got...
  • Lance Bass Attends Mass Gay Wedding [Sponsored by city's convention center]

    02/05/2015 5:53:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 2/5/15
    Former 'N Sync member Lance Bass will serve as an ambassador at a mass wedding ceremony for 100 LGBT and straight couples in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday. The event was originally slated to take place on the beach, but incelement weather Thursday forced the happy couples to an indoor venue. The sunrise ceremony is hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and is dubbed "Love is Love."
  • ‘Get to the back of the plane!’ [Woman with screaming kids claims Muslim discrimination]

    02/05/2015 5:20:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 2/5/15
    DARLENE Hider had a flight experience on Monday that she’ll never forget — for all the wrong reasons.... The next thing she knew, a woman sitting in front asked her to “control her kids”. ...“I felt as if she was attacking me because she said it in such a mean way,” Hider said. “I felt as if I wanted to defend myself but I couldn’t because of the Islamophobia going on. It’s enough that I wear a scarf. We have to prove ourselves every day to people and it gets tiring. I’m not a terrorist. I’m American. I was born...
  • Pretend that Rush Limbaugh or Sarah Palin had lied about being shot at in a helicopter

    02/05/2015 2:16:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    2/5/15 | sff
    Say that Rush and/or Sarah had been telling a lie for YEARS about how they had been fired at by a Rocket Propelled Grenade while they were visiting troops in Iraq. Go ahead. Now imagine soldiers coming forward after this LIE had been told for YEARS AND YEARS. Go ahead. Now imagine how the media would let them get away with it. Oh, wait.
  • This Rand Paul interview with CNBC didn't go well

    02/03/2015 10:49:02 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 2, 2015 | Aaron Blake
    Rand Paul does a lot of interviews -- a lot. This, from time to time, has gotten him in trouble. Rarely, though, has it gone as poorly as this. Speaking Monday afternoon with CNBC, Paul: 1) Reiterated his contention that vaccines should be voluntary. 2) Said this: "I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines." (Michele Bachmann said something similar during the 2012 presidential campaign. It didn't go over well.) 3) Actually shushed the anchor when he thought she wasn't allowing him to answer her questions.
  • Head of UN's Gaza Probe Resigns

    02/02/2015 4:58:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/2/15 | Elad Benari
    Canadian law professor William Schabas, who was appointed to head the UN committee tasked with probing Israel’s alleged “war crimes” during last summer’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, announced on Monday evening he was stepping down. According to the Reuters news agency, Schabas cited Israeli allegations of bias due to consultancy work he did for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) as the reason for his resignation. In a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which appointed him to head the inquiry, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, Schabas said he would step down immediately to...
  • Obama Drinks Beer [Pinkie Finger Out], Answers Softball Questions in Super Bowl Pre-Interview

    02/02/2015 5:21:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    mediaite ^ | 2/1/15 | Evan McMurrt
    .... Obama hosted NBC’s Savannah Guhtrie in the White House kitchen to taste his home brews and answer some softball questions about his tone toward Republicans in the recent State of the Union address. Obama assured Guthrie that he did not do “an endzone dance” after the Democrats’ severe losses in the primaries, but rather celebrated a recovering economy, though he stressed that his last two years would be focused on a more even distribution of the economic benefits.
  • As Netanyahu rampages, Israel's interests are but collateral damage (Haaretz assaults Bibi)

    02/01/2015 5:40:38 AM PST · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb. 1, 2015 | 5:03 AM | Haaretz Editorial
    Three consecutive events, initiated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, make it clear that hidden within the campaign propaganda are genuine threats to Israel’s security and standing. The assumption that the killing on the Golan Heights of the senior Hezbollah figures and the Iranian general, which has been attributed to Israel, was necessary is not convincing. Israel has already suffered lethal retaliation, in which two soldiers were killed. It would have been possible to accept the claim, by senior officers and by cabinet ministers, according to which no political considerations were behind the operation, had it had coincided with the growing...
  • Make no mistake: Michelle Obama just made a bold political statement in Saudi Arabia

    01/28/2015 6:01:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/28/15 | Nia-Malika Henderson [Obamacult Priestess]
    ....In a country that demands women adhere to a strict dress code in public (face and hair covered, and long, flowing robes), Obama went with a flowing blue top, black pants and no head covering..... .....Obama does not make fashion choices lightly, particularly on the world stage. Her fashion choice comes as the late Saudi King Abdullah's legacy on women is considered in light of the ascension of Crown Prince Salman to the throne. It's also a more social-media-friendly version of political messages delivered overtly by other first ladies.
  • ...Obama: 'Iran Has Not Advanced Its Nuclear Program'

    01/28/2015 3:52:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | 12/29/14 | Edward Arnold
    ...."when I came into office, the world was divided and Iran was in the driver's seat. Now the world's united because of the actions we've taken, and Iran's the one that's isolated,” he said. Before his Presidency, Iran was well on its way to achieving the tools necessary to make a nuclear weapon. Now, he says to CNN's Candy Crowley, “you look at an example like Iran, over the last year and a half, since we began negotiations with them, that's probably the first year and a half in which Iran has not advanced its nuclear program in the last...
  • Man dies after police-involved shooting in Lauderhill

    01/24/2015 4:47:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 1/23/15
    Lauderhill police was conducting an investigation involving a stolen vehicle. When they confronted Demaris Turner in the stolen Hyundai Genesis he rammed into a marked K-9 cruiser, which had an officer and a K-9 inside.... ...Local 10 News has learned Turner was shot at least 11 times, including twice in the head, sources said. Lauderhill police personnel began lifesaving procedures on Turner until Lauderhill Fire Rescue arrived. Deputies said Turner was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale....
  • Berkeley students outraged course reading includes Plato, Aristotle but nothing from transgenders

    01/22/2015 12:58:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 63 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 22, 2015 | Maggie Lit
    Two students at the University of California, Berkeley are calling for students to “Occupy the syllabus,” or consider dropping a course if it only includes the works of white men as class material. Students Rodrigo Kazuo and Margaret “Meg” Perret wrote an op-ed in The Daily Californian, the independent student newspaper, titled “Occupy the syllabus” where they called for a student-wide occupation of all social science and humanities classes after they found their upper-division course on classical social theory lacked the works of women, trans people, and people of color. “The course syllabus employed a standardized canon of theory that...
  • CNN Reports on No-Go Zones. Forgets All About It While Interview Gov. Bobby Jindal.

    01/20/2015 10:14:27 PM PST · by Mozilla · 33 replies
    Red State ^ | Tuesday, January 20, 2015 7:57 | staff
    CNN’s Max Foster interviewed Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal over the weekend. He grilled Jindal on so-called “no-go zones.” Pay attention to what Jindal actually said, as documented by CNN. Jindal was also unable to offer examples during an earlier interview with CNN’s Max Foster, saying that he’s “heard from folks here that there are neighborhoods where women don’t feel comfortable going in without veils … We all know that there are neighborhoods where police are less likely to go into.” “I think that the radical Left absolutely wants to pretend like this problem is not here. Pretending it’s not here...
  • Is your local news using WH.gov propaganda video?? Seeing it in Miami....cult worship....

    01/20/2015 5:30:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    1/20/15 | sff
    Just saw a local Miami tv station using video from the government web site with an "interview" of Obama, where he spews some crap about how his goal is to outline for the nation how he is going to make sure things are fair, now that we have "made it through the crisis". I nearly spit my coffee out. We are not out of a crisis. My point is that these kind of videos are NOT a proper use for news....and I expect that if a REPUBLICAN president put out this type of "interview", the media would ignore it....on the...
  • US to send 400 troops to train Syrian rebels [American Media Compliant, Unquestioning]

    01/16/2015 6:21:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/16/15
    The US Department of Defense is to send 400 troops and hundreds of support staff to train moderate rebels against Islamic State (IS) in Syria. It is not yet clear where the troops will be drawn from or where they will be based, though Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have offered to host them. The US aims to train more than 5,000 rebels annually for three years.
  • Boston area highway blocked by protesters

    01/15/2015 6:28:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/15/15
    Activists protesting what they call "police and state violence against black people" chained themselves to barriers and blocked a busy Boston area highway at the height of the morning commute. State police say in response to the Thursday morning protest, they shut down Interstate 93 north at East Milton Square south of the city, and I-93 south at Mystic Avenue north of the city.
  • NY Times Removes Mention of Islam, Quran from Paris Survivor’s Account

    01/09/2015 10:06:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 01/09/2015 | by Matt Wilstein
    The New York Times, which has already faced criticism for its decision not to publish images of the controversial Charlie Hebdo cartoons that may have provoked the attack on that magazine’s Paris offices Wednesday, is now under fire for apparently removing a quote from an article about reactions from survivors of the attack. Earlier today, the website Ace of Spades posted this excerpt from a story by reporter Liz Alderman about the shooting as experienced by those who survived it: Sigolène Vinson, a freelancer who had decided to come in that morning to take part in the meeting, thought she...