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  • Three CNN Employees Resign Over Retracted Story About Russia Investigation

    06/26/2017 4:22:41 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 103 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 26 Jun 2017 | Ken Meyer
    CNN has accepted the resignations of multiple employees who were involved with the network’s retracted story that supposedly tied the Trump Administration to the Senate’s investigation into Russia. CNN is facing blowback over an erroneous report which claimed that former Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci was connected to a $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). The network pulled the story over the weekend, and they have issued new editorial rules for future content about the ongoing probes into Russia’s election interference. The Washington Post‘s Erik Wemple was first to report that three people have tended their resignations in the aftermath...
  • Leaked CNN Memo: Top Execs to Review All Russia Stories After Very Fake News Retraction

    06/25/2017 4:28:46 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jun 2017 | LUCAS NOLAN
    CNNMoney Executive Editor Rich Barbieri has sent an internal memo to all staff instructing them that all Russia-related stories must be cleared by him or another high-ranking executive, following a Breitbart News investigation which forced the retraction of a fake news story claiming the U.S. Senate was investigating an associate of President Donald Trump for alleged ties to Russia. BuzzFeed’s Deputy News Director Jon Passantino tweeted a screenshot of a leaked internal memo from Barbieri to CNN staff instructing them that all future Russia-related stories must be cleared by him or the VP of Premium Content Video, Jason Farkas. The...
  • Losing: The Failing New York Times Set to Lay Off More Staff, Including Reporters

    06/24/2017 4:07:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2017 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Peddling fake news does not, in fact, equate to a long-term successful business strategy, reporters for The New York Times are learning the hard way. The Gray Lady, which many in the media class consider the pinnacle of the information business, is struggling so much financially that reporters are expected to be laid off from the publication, along with many editors, the New York Post reports. “Reporters at the New York Times could soon be ‘vulnerable’ to the ax,” the Post’s Keith Kelly wrote. “If the ongoing round of voluntary buyouts being offered to editing staff does not get enough...
  • Poll: Positive views of U.S. economy on the rise

    06/20/2017 4:27:45 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    CBS ^ | 20 Jun 2017 | Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto
    Americans' views of the economy are the on the rise and as high as they've been in 15 years. But whether President Trump gets approval for his handling of it depends heavily on partisanship. The same is true of whether people feel he is bringing business acumen to government. And overall, Republicans are also more likely to see the President as having accomplished more than his predecessors – while others say he's done less, or the same. Positive views of the economy have been inching up since last fall, and 64 percent of Americans now say the economy is in...
  • Election Eve Poll in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District: Republican Handel Leads by 2

    06/19/2017 3:46:57 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jun 2017 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Republican Karen Handel leads Democrat Jon Ossoff by two points in the final poll of Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District special election released by the Trafalgar Group late Monday afternoon. Polling places open less than 24 hours from now for the June 20 runoff to replace Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), now the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The survey of 1,100 respondents has a margin of error of 2.9 percent, and was conducted over two days between June 17th (Saturday) and June 18th (Sunday). “This 6th District survey breaks down the voter’s preference in the 2017 special election runoff. The...
  • Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria, targets ISIS

    06/18/2017 4:25:43 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 18 Jun 2017 | Artemis Moshtaghian
    (CNN)Iran's military announced on Sunday that it launched several missiles into Syria, targeting Islamic State fighters in retaliation for the attacks in Tehran on June 7. The missile strikes are the first reported ground-to-ground attack from Iran into Syria since the Arab country descended into a civil war in 2011. "In this operation, several ground-to-ground midrange missiles were fired from IRGC bases in Kermanshah Province and targeted Takfiri forces in the Deir Ezzor region in Eastern Syria," the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said on its official news website, Sepah News. The IRGC uses the term Takfiri to describe ISIS.
  • U.S. warplane downs Syrian army jet in southern Raqqa province

    06/18/2017 4:08:42 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18 Jun 2017
    A U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian army jet on Sunday in the southern Raqqa countryside with Washington saying the jet had dropped bombs near U.S. backed forces and Damascus saying the plane was downed while flying a mission against Islamic State militants. A Syrian army statement released on Syrian state television said the plane crashed and the pilot was missing. It said the incident took place on Sunday afternoon near a village called Rasafah. The "flagrant attack was an attempt to undermine the efforts of the army as the only effective force capable with its allies ... in fighting...
  • U.S. Mining Industry Sees First Profitable Quarter in 2 Years

    06/12/2017 8:07:15 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 7 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | 12 Jun 2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. mining industry had its first profitable quarter in two years in the first quarter of this year, according to data published last week by the U.S. Census Bureau. In the first three months of 2017, U.S. mining corporations with assets of $50 million or more had combined after-tax profits of $1.957 billion, according to the Census Bureau, which has posted quarterly U.S. mining industry after-tax profits and losses going back to the fourth quarter of 2000. The after-tax profit that the U.S. mining industry earned in the first quarter of this year was a dramatic reversal...
  • Gingrich: Mueller Investigation 'Poisoned Fruit' After Comey Testimony

    06/10/2017 3:43:22 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 Jun 2017 | Wanda Carruthers
    In his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey's statement about leaking information of private conversations he had with President Donald Trump revealed the special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller was "poisoned fruit," stated former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Comey admitted he leaked the information as part of the FBI's probe into Russia's involvement in U.S. elections and the connections of the president's former national security adviser Michael Flynn with Russian officials. "I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter – didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons –...
  • NSA Leaker Hates Trump, Backed Bernie Sanders

    06/06/2017 7:35:41 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 95 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6 Jun 2017 | Greg Richter
    Reality Winner, the 25-year-old federal contractor charged with leaking top secret information to the media, has a long social media trail of liberal political posts and is a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Winner also hates President Donald Trump, once posting that the president is a "piece of s***" over his moves to stop protests against the Dakota Access pipeline. Her social media posts have included #notmypresident as well as calls to #resist over Trump's environmental policies as well as DAPL. Winner also is a former Air Force linguist who speaks Middle East languages Pashto, Farsi and Dari, her mother,...
  • How The Intercept Outed Reality Winner

    06/06/2017 7:13:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Errata Security ^ | 6 Jun 2017
    Today, The Intercept released documents on election tampering from an NSA leaker. Later, the arrest warrant request for an NSA contractor named "Reality Winner" was published, showing how they tracked her down because she had printed out the documents and sent them to The Intercept. The document posted by the Intercept isn't the original PDF file, but a PDF containing the pictures of the printed version that was then later scanned in. The problem is that most new printers print nearly invisibly yellow dots that track down exactly when and where documents, any document, is printed. Because the NSA logs...
  • London’s Mayor sticks with “safest global city in the world” line

    06/04/2017 7:26:33 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4 Jun 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Last night’s attack on London Bridge and at Borough Market was actually over in under ten minutes, though the confusion and chaos in the aftermath stretched through the night as officials sorted out the details. As of this morning the damage toll stands at 7 dead and nearly 50 injured. Full credit goes to London’s first responders who reportedly shot and killed all three attackers in very short order and locked down the area efficiently so the investigation could begin. How much of a “network” existed in support of those three killers will likely not be known for days, if...
  • CNN gets instant dose of ‘typo’ karma while mocking Trump’s ‘covfefe’ tweet

    06/01/2017 4:07:07 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    BPR ^ | 1 Jun 2017 | Frieda Powers
    People who live in glass houses… While mocking President Trump’s “covfefe” tweet, CNN got an instant dose of karma as a typo of their own aired during the segment. Gloria Borger is CNN’s Chief Political Analyst but was credited as the network’s “Cheif” Political Analyst in an appearance on Wednesday. The on-screen error was shared on social media to the delight of Twitter users. While mocking Trump's "Covfefe" tweet, CNN commits embarrassing on-screen typo. Gloria Borger, CHEIF Political Analyst? #GlassHousespic.twitter.com/FHluywvPAsAnd while the typo was not breaking news, its occurrence during the segment mocking Trump for his now viral tweet of...
  • Kathy Griffin Beheads Donald Trump in Bloody Shock Photo

    05/30/2017 3:48:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 May 2017 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Kathy Griffin posed with the severed head of President Donald Trump in a bloody photo shoot for artist and photographer Tyler Shields this week. In one image, obtained by TMZ, the 56-year-old My Life on the D-List comedian looks directly into the camera while hoisting up Trump’s severed head, which is covered in dark red blood. According to the gossip outlet, Griffin joked during the photo shoot that she and Shields, who is known for his shocking artwork, would need to flee the country after the pictures came out, for fear of imprisonment. Griffin has been an outspoken critic of...
  • Melania Trump’s ‘revenge’ on designers who won’t dress her

    05/30/2017 8:28:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    Pagesix ^ | 30 May 2017 | Richard Johnson
    Melania Trump is proving to the fashion designers who said they wouldn’t help her that dressing well is the best revenge. The first lady’s trip to Saudi Arabia, the Vatican, Belgium and Sicily — wearing mostly Dolce & Gabbana — was a fashion tour de force that has forced many naysayers in the rag trade to rethink. The list of designers who said they wouldn’t dress Melania is long, led by Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Christian Siriano and Sophie Theallet. But Melania has managed to look smashing in dozens of different ensembles, from her white Ralph Lauren jumpsuit...
  • Watch Maxine Waters go off on constituent: Impeach me? ‘You can’t impeach a member of Congress!’

    05/30/2017 8:05:18 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 47 replies
    BPR ^ | Samantha Chang
    California Congresswoman Maxine Waters got a taste of her own medicine when a constituent threatened to have her impeached. Melani Bell confronted Waters on Sunday, slamming her for her disrespectful treatment of President Trump and her repeated hollow threats to impeach him. They’re empty threats because of the bipartisan agreement that Trump has committed no impeachable offense. “I’m going to work every day to make sure that he isn’t impeached and that you’re impeached!” Bell vowed. A furious Waters shot back: “You can’t impeach a member of Congress! No, you cannot impeach a member of Congress!” Bell posted a YouTube...
  • ‘How Much Crow Are You Going To Eat?’ John Sununu Owns CNN’s Camerota … On CNN

    05/30/2017 7:39:51 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 44 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 30 May 2017 | Matthew Balan
    John Sununu blasted the media on CNN’s New Day on Tuesday over their coverage of the investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. Anchor Alisyn Camerota asked Sununu, “Is there anything about the Russian — investigation connected to the Trump campaign that troubles you?” The former governor replied by going on the offensive against the media: “Yeah, but the reporting that’s taking place and the exaggeration of the veniality…look, it’s now seven months since the election; and to this day, no one has cited a single piece of evidence.” The two then sparred over the recent report...
  • Sen. Graham: Comey's Actions on Fake Russian Email 'Incompetent'

    05/28/2017 7:47:18 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 28 May 2017 | Cathy Burke
    Sen. Lindsey Graham lashed out at fired FBI Director James Comey Sunday, calling his intervention in the 2016 election an "incredibly incompetent thing to do" if it was based on "fake information generated by the Russians." In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," the South Carolina Republican said "I don't know who to believe anymore." "He never briefed the Congress, the Judiciary Committee," he said. "What he told the Intelligence Committee about this e-mail – he never suggested it was fake. So, if he intervened in the election based on fake information generated by the Russians, that was...
  • Glamorous Melania gets the ‘side-eye’ as she outshines fellow NATO first ladies – she can’t help it!

    05/26/2017 4:06:30 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 180 replies
    GETTY AP AFP REUTERS BIZ PAC REVIEW ^ | 26 May 2017 | Samantha Chang
    Step aside, first ladies. There’s a new fashion queen in town and her name is Melania Trump. Melania effortlessly showed up all the other first ladies at the NATO gathering in Belgium Thursday. Trump was joined by French first lady Brigitte Macron and Turkish first lady Emine Erdogan on a visit to Magritte Museum in Brussels. Also in attendance were Amelie Derbaudrenghien, the partner of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, and Ingrid Schulerud, the wife of NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, and several other ladies. Melania, 47, looked elegant in a belted tan skirt suit alongside Brigitte, 64, who wore an...
  • Rep. Chaffetz responds to FBI’s refusal to turn over Comey memos

    05/26/2017 7:34:56 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 26 May 2017 | John Sexton
    The FBI sent a letter to House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz Thursday saying it would not be turning over memos written by former FBI Director James Comey. From Politico: In a letter to Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the FBI’s assistant director for congressional affairs, Gregory Brower, said the bureau can’t provide the memo until it consults with Robert Mueller, the new special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s election meddling. In light of Mueller’s appointment “and other considerations,” Brower wrote, “we are undertaking appropriate consultation to ensure all relevant interests implicated by your request are properly evaluated.” Brower...