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  • Free Republic still blocked in Massachusetts Public Schools

    05/25/2012 6:23:55 AM PDT · by pabianice · 31 replies
    Massachusetts Public Schools | 5/25/12
    A friend who is a long-suffering teacher at a Massachusetts public school called to let me know that the state's schools remain proudly moronic and bigoted. She notes that when one tries to open Free Republic on any school computer, they get a message warning them that the site is blocked for being unsuitable for viewing. However, Daily Kos, Democratic Underground, Huffington Post, Obama for Re-election, and other "balanced" sites can be opened at the click of a few keys. My friend mentors a club at her school. She says the kids are bright and inquisitive but filled with total...
  • Pakistan blocks Twitter over contentious tweets

    05/20/2012 7:51:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2012 | 10:32 PM EDT | ZARAR KHAN
    Pakistan blocked the social networking website Twitter for much of Sunday because it refused to remove tweets considered offensive to Islam, said one of the country's top telecommunications officials. The tweets were promoting a competition on Facebook to post images of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, said Mohammad Yaseen, chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication's Authority. Many Muslims regard depictions of the prophet, even favorable ones, as blasphemous. The government restored access to Twitter before midnight Sunday, about eight hours after it initially blocked access. Twitter spokesman Gabriel Stricker said the company had not taken down any tweets or made any other changes...
  • Censorship Of The Left

    05/17/2012 8:21:50 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    http://www.academia.org/censorship-of-the-left/ ^ | May 16, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A friend of Accuracy in Academia has been fired from her correspondent’s post at the Chronicle of Higher Education for daring to criticize the field of “Black Studies.” “Seriously, folks, there are legitimate debates about the problems that plague the black community from high incarceration rates to low graduation rates to high out-of-wedlock birth rates,” Naomi Schaefer Riley wrote on the Chronicle blog. “But it’s clear that they’re not happening in black-studies departments.” Specifically, she took issue with a quintet of these profiled in the Chronicle. “ If these young scholars are the future of the discipline, I think they...
  • Justice Dept. Plans to Sue Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio

    05/09/2012 3:24:18 PM PDT · by Internet Walnut · 35 replies
    ABC news ^ | May 10, 2012 (AP) | AP - PHOENIX
    Federal authorities say they intend to file a lawsuit against Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department over allegations of civil rights violations.
  • The Academic Mob Rules

    : Instead of encouraging wide discussion, the Chronicle of Higher Education fires a blogger. Recently, the Chronicle of Higher Education published a cover story called "Black Studies: 'Swaggering Into the Future,'" in which the reporter described how "young black-studies scholars . . . are less consumed than their predecessors with the need to validate the field or explain why they are pursuing doctorates in their discipline." The "5 Up-and-Coming Ph.D. Candidates" described in the piece's sidebar "are rewriting the history of race." While the article suggested some are skeptical of black studies as a discipline, the reporter neglected to quote...
  • Jimmy Kimmel makes 'Gunwalker' joke; much of the crowd doesn't get it

    05/02/2012 6:34:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 30 April, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    It was only for 14 seconds, and one might question the appropriateness of joking about a government plot that has resulted in hundreds of deaths in Mexico, and two dead federal agents, but comedian Jimmy Kimmel is now one of the few people to have publicly referenced the "Project Gunwalker" scandal in President Obama's presence. This was Saturday night, at the White House Correspondents' Dinner (see sidebar video): Even some of your fellow Democrats think you’re a pushover, Mr. President. They would like to see you stick to your guns, and if you don’t have any guns, they would like...
  • Democrats Propose Constitutional Amendment

    04/21/2012 1:39:31 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 April 2012 | John Semmens
    Convinced that unfettered freedom of speech is destroying our democracy, congressional Democrats are proposing that the First Amendment of the US Constitution be, itself, amended. “As it stands right now, the Constitution says that Congress shall make no law abridging freedom of speech,” complained Representative Jim McGovern (D-Mass), co-sponsor of the proposed amendment. “Well, we want to make a law, we need to make a law that puts clamps on unwarranted criticism of the government.” The proposed amendment is seen as necessary to protect the pending DISCLOSE Act from possibly being overturned by the Supreme Court. This Act would require...
  • Yahoo is censoring TheObamaFile.com

    04/19/2012 12:49:47 PM PDT · by Beckwith · 9 replies
    The Obama File ^ | 4/19/2012 | Beckwith
    Yup! Big, rich Yahoo is indeed censoring The Obama File, and it appears, because of the quickness of the delete, that it is being done under software control (automatically). Now, the question is: Did Yahoo choose to censor The Obama File on its own, or are they responding to orders from Team Obama?
  • DOL forcing media to use government computers

    04/13/2012 9:34:53 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 11 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | April 13, 2012 | byMark Tapscott Executive Editor
    Unrest is simmering in some quarters of the Washington news universe regarding changes in the way the Department of Labor (DOL) manages its pre-release media “lockups” on sensitive data like weekly jobless benefits and unemployment. For years, journalists participating in the lockups have shown up at DOL at the appointed time, then entered a limited-access area to receive the new data and prepare news stories for release as soon as official embargoes end. The system insures that major news organizations get the data as soon as possible and allows journalists covering the release get a jump on providing analyses and...
  • China deletes 210,000 online posts 'to halt rumours'(& shut down 42 sites)

    04/12/2012 8:23:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    AFP ^ | 04/12/12
    China deletes 210,000 online posts 'to halt rumours' China has closed 42 websites and deleted more than 210,000 posts since mid-March in a crackdown on online "rumours", state media said Thursday, as a major political scandal rocked the country. The three-line announcement on the official Xinhua news agency came as Chinese authorities ramped up efforts to control online speculation about the purge of a top leader whose wife is suspected in the murder of a British businessman. It did not refer to this week's dramatic developments surrounding the high-profile and populist former leader Bo Xilai, who was sacked as Chongqing...
  • For second time in three weeks, a CNN reporter says ‘n*gger’ on live TV [VIDEO]

    04/09/2012 12:26:36 PM PDT · by bigbob · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-9-11 | Jeff Poor
    During Sunday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” correspondent Susan Candiotti — the reporter covering the recent shootings of five black men in Tulsa, Okla. — used a racial slur on live television. Candiotti used the “n” word while reading aloud what one of the suspects in the shooting, 19-year-old Jacob England, wrote recently on his Facebook page. “Now, this, according to relatives, has troubled him ever since and CNN has also discovered what police have,” Candiotti said. “There was a Facebook posting made just the other day, written by the suspect in this case, that police are examining.” = NSFW Video...
  • Public School Paints Over Student Mural of 'Offensive' Traditional Family

    04/07/2012 8:15:29 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 61 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | 4-7-2012 | News 10 via Youtube
    Public School Paints Over Student Mural of 'Offensive' Traditional Family - YouTube
  • High school paints over portion of student's mural

    04/06/2012 12:10:34 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 36 replies
    WJAR. NBC10 ^ | April 06, 2012 | WJAR Staff
    WARWICK, R.I. -- It seems another mural at a Rhode Island high school is causing a controversy. Elizabeth Bierenday, a junior at Pilgrim High School in Warwick, was asked to create a mural for the school. She sketched a mural that showed the growth of a boy into adulthood. The last image showed a man with a woman and child and wedding rings over their heads.
  • Massachusetts School Removes “God” From Lee Greenwood Song “God Bless the USA”

    04/06/2012 1:23:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/5/2012
    An elementary school in Massachusetts has told kids not to say the word “God” in the Lee Greenwood song “God Bless the USA” during a recent assembly. Instead, they wanted students to say, “We love the USA.” Many parents were not happy with this move, but some agreed that the principal did the right thing. The school decided that they would pull the song from the assembly all together instead of continuing a debate about it. Michael Graham, a conservative radio talk show host with WTKK in Massachusetts, joined Martha MacCallum on America’s Newsroom to discuss the matter. Graham disputes...
  • Barack Obama Was A Foreign Student – American Media Threatened Into Silence

    04/03/2012 7:21:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 107 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | April 2, 2012 | Dianna C Cotter
    On March 7th, 2012, Pravda called out the U.S. press for its deliberate neglect of the largest scandal in modern American history. Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio released credible forensic evidence that Barack Obama, presumed President of the United States, presented to the world a forged Birth Certificate on April 27th, 2011.Since then, the scandal has only expanded. Former United States Postal Service worker Allen Hulton has recently come forward with compelling testimony given under Oath, which leads to only one conclusion: Barack Obama attended College in the United States as a Foreign Student.In the summer of 2008...
  • Democrats Press for Efforts to Combat Campaign Slander

    04/01/2012 11:46:02 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 March 2012 | John Semmens
    A group of 30 Democrats called for President Obama to use an upcoming Congressional recess as an opportunity to appoint five new Federal Election Commissioners. The appointments are deemed essential to blunt the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case. “As it stands now, anyone can say anything he wants about any candidate without fear of repercussion,” said Minority Chief Deputy Whip Peter Welch (D-Vt). “The FEC as it is now constituted is unable to properly regulate what may be said during the very important campaign ahead. By making recess appointments the President can staff the...
  • The Plot to Get Rush.

    03/27/2012 11:00:15 AM PDT · by true believer forever · 43 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    It was a set up. From start to finish. A quite specific, quite detailed plot to get Rush Limbaugh, ruin his career, and drive him off the air. Next targets? Sean Hannity and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Lots to cover here. Let's start with Mr. Angelo Carusone. Who is Angelo Carusone? Today he is now the "Director of Online Strategy for Media Matters for America." But a few years back? He was just your basic left-wing law student with a standard left-wing passion. That passion? Totalitarian-style censorship.
  • South Carolina Teacher Suspended For Reading 'Ender's Game' To Middle School Students

    03/20/2012 12:36:10 PM PDT · by fremont_steve · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes ^ | 3/19/2012 | Erik Kane
    In South Carolina a teacher has been placed on administrative leave for reading excerpts of Orson Scott Card’s science fiction classic Ender’s Game to his middle school students.
  • White House Admits Asking Media to Scrub Reports of Malia Obama's Mexican Vacation

    03/20/2012 7:37:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 182 replies · 2+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 20, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    After it was reported Monday that Malia Obama was going to Mexico for spring break with 25 Secret Service agents, people began to notice that such reports were being scrubbed from the Internet. Politico's Dylan Byers reported Tuesday this was done at the request of the White House: The AFP page for the story now links to a story titled "Senegal music star Youssou Ndour hits campaign trail," as does the Yahoo page. The Huffington Post page now links directly back to the Huffington Post homepage. The Daily Mail, Telegraph, and Australian stories now lead to 404 error pages,...
  • Melia [sic] Obama Spring Break Stories Scrubbed by US Media

    03/19/2012 5:28:21 PM PDT · by caper gal 1 · 49 replies
    Drudge has two links to stories about Melia spring breaking in Mexico, but as of 8 pm EST one links to "Page Not Found", the other to a totally unrelated story. A Google search of news for "Melia Mexico" returns a variety of news story links, all of which return simliar 404 page not found or totally unrelated story results. The only actual link I found still working was for the Edmonton News. Need further proof our news is being scrubbed?