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  • Alpha Jalloh - Three Felonies in Six Months - No Mugs, Mugs Shots Much Later That Aren't Him

    08/17/2017 11:23:24 AM PDT · by chopperman · 35 replies
    some of you guys are getting warmer.
  • Blackwater involved in Bhutto and Hariri hits: former Pakistani army chief

    09/16/2009 4:23:06 AM PDT · by milestogo · 9 replies · 436+ views
    Blackwater involved in Bhutto and Hariri hits: former Pakistani army chief Tehran Times Political Desk TEHRAN - Pakistan’s former chief of army staff, General Mirza Aslam Beg (ret.), has said the U.S. private security company Blackwater was directly involved in the assassinations of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto and former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. Blackwater later changed its name and is now known as Xe. General Beg recently told the Saudi Arabian daily Al Watan that former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf had given Blackwater the green light to carry out terrorist operations in the cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi,...
  • Even the intellectual left is drawn to conspiracy theories about the right. Resist them.

    07/14/2017 4:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Vox ^ | July 14, 2017 | Henry Farrell and Steven Teles
    It’s always hard in politics for people to take their opponents’ views seriously, but it has become ever harder in Trump’s America. People are more engaged with politics, but only because they want to beat the other side, not understand it. This means scholars have a greater responsibility than ever to help ordinary citizens understand how the people with whom they disagree think, and what their political opponents are actually doing. Most scholars get this. For example, political scientists and historians, who tend to range from the political center to the left wing, have written extensively about the origins and...
  • Fake News: Stephanopoulos Claims Senate Bill Cuts Medicaid by $800 Billion

    06/25/2017 11:33:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | June 25, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    After Senate Republicans unveiled their ObamaCare replacement on Thursday, ABC smeared the bill during World News Tonight with claims that people were going to pay more for less and that Medicaid was being cut. On Sunday, Clinton lackey George Stephanopoulos took to his show, This Week to continue their smear campaign. “The President right there said no cuts in Medicaid … Why is the President going back on his promise,” he rudely yelled at Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway. According to Stephanopoulos, “A lot of senators have questions about the Senate bill. Particularly those cuts in Medicaid. More than $800 billion.”...
  • Conspiracy Theories Take Academic Holiday, or do they?

    06/05/2017 8:11:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 5, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When not amassing tens of thousands of twitter followers with anti-Trump memes that stop short of conspiracies (because he uses the word "may"), Seth Abrahamson teaches at the University of New Hampshire. "Back in the classroom, the three students in Abramson's upper-level course, 'Digital Age Culture & Theory,' stare at the 10-foot-long whiteboard, which the professor has filled end-to-end with a dizzying tide of words and arrows," Steve Kolowich reports in The Chronicle of Higher Education. "Lines bloom out from 'modernism' ('enthusiasm,' 'wealthy white male self-realization,' 'belief in the transformative power of technology') and eventually reconverge on 'postmodernism' ('deconstruction,' 'dialectics,'...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Regime Change by Any Other Name?

    05/24/2017 3:29:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Election machines in three states were not hacked to give Donald Trump the election. There was never a serious post-election movement of electors to defy their constitutional duties and vote for Hillary Clinton. Nor, once Trump was elected, did transgendered people begin killing themselves in alarming numbers. Nor were there mass resignations at the State Department upon his inauguration. Nor did Donald Trump seek an order to “ban all Muslims” from entering the U.S. Instead, he temporarily sought a suspension in visas for everyone, regardless of religion, from seven Middle Eastern states that the Obama administration had earlier identified as...
  • Meet Hillary Clinton’s Enabler-in-Chief

    10/21/2015 5:30:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/21/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    It’s an ancient story: An innocent idealist sets out to change the world and in the process becomes what he hates most. “He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster,” Friedrich Nietzsche advised. That’s probably the best spin one can put on Sidney Blumenthal, the longtime Hillary Rodham Clinton aide and confidant. But it would be just that — spin — given that Blumenthal was never an idealist, never mind an innocent. He has remained the same man he was in 1976, when he co-edited Government by Gunplay: Assassination Conspiracy Theories from...
  • Intercept Co-Founder Goes Off the Rails, Compares Dick Cheney to ‘Butcher’ Assad

    04/09/2017 6:20:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 9, 2017 | Nicholas Fondaro
    A simple news segment about the media coverage of Syria spun wildly out of control during Sunday’s Reliable Sources on CNN. It started with Foreign Correspondent Lara Setrakian noting how little coverage the Syrian civil war received in the early years. But it ending with Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of The Intercept, going off the rails and declaring that “We need to understand the historical context of how a butcher like Assad actually has more in common with someone like Dick Cheney than he does with the average Syrian…” Scahill’s inane tirade derailed the whole segment from the moment he opened...
  • Wild Raddatz Disrespects, Harasses Ambassador Haley About Russia

    04/02/2017 1:23:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 2, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    ABC’s This Week went off the rails Sunday morning as fill-in host Martha Raddatz assaulted U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley with ridiculous questions about Russia, and at one point insinuated that she doesn’t speak for the U.S. “And you mentioned this. President Trump has said he respects Putin. But you say you don't trust him. You've said the U.S. needs to take hacking seriously. President Trump has been dismissive of it,” Raddatz prefaced before chided, “Which one of you should our allies and adversaries believe?” Raddatz’s dismissal of the Ambassador borderlines on contempt of her position, and was...
  • Adam Schiff says there's "more than circumstantial evidence" of Trump-Russia collusion

    03/23/2017 6:35:09 PM PDT · by Mariner · 103 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 23rd, 2017 | By Rebecca Shabad
    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that there is now “more than circumstantial evidence” that Trump’s associates colluded with the Russians to interfere in the U.S. election. In an interview on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press Daily,” host Chuck Todd asked if Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, currently has a circumstantial case. “Actually, no, Chuck. I can tell you that the case is more than that. And I can’t go into the particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now,” Schiff said. Asked if he’s seen direct evidence of collusion, Schiff said, “I don’t to want go...
  • ‘They Got Schlonged!’ Limbaugh Goes to Town Mocking ‘Overrated’ Maddow, ‘Lunatic’ Johnston

    03/15/2017 5:18:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 15, 2017 | Curtis Houk
    Yes, you read that headline correctly. Leading off his eponymous talk radio show on Wednesday, conservative stalwart Rush Limbaugh lambasted MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and “lunatic” far-left journalist David Cay Johnston over the pathetic release of President Trump’s 2005 tax returns, declaring “they got schlonged” and blinded by their hatred for Trump. Limbaugh emphasized at the onset that not only was Maddow not smart enough to diagnose what Johnston had, but that her “intelligence is vastly overrated and I think way too invested in by people on the left, but people on the left in general, folks, are teetering on...
  • Tom Friedman Invokes 9/11, Pearl Harbor over Sessions/Russia

    03/02/2017 8:11:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tom Friedman’s frothing hyperventilation on CNN this morning epitomizes the Dem/MSM hysteria over the Sessions/Russians flap. Friedman claimed: “A lot of evidence” that Jeff Sessions “perjured himself.” The failure of more Republicans to be up in arms about the matter “one of the most shameful things I have seen in almost 30 years being in Washington, DC.” In a nifty bit of saying something by claiming not to say it, in describing the seriousness of the matter, Friedman mentions 9/11 and Pearl Harbor while claiming not to compare them, at least in terms of “lives lost.” View the video here.
  • The New Yorker’s Big Cover Story Reveals Five Uncomfortable Truths About U.S. and Russia

    03/02/2017 7:42:50 AM PST · by Lorianne · 38 replies
    Intercept, the ^ | 28 February 2017
    The New Yorker is aggressively touting its 13,000-word cover story on Russia and Trump that was bylined by three writers, including the magazine’s editor-in-chief, David Remnick. Beginning with its cover image menacingly featuring Putin, Trump and the magazine’s title in Cyrillic letters, along with its lead cartoon dystopically depicting a UFO-like Red Square hovering over and phallically invading the White House, a large bulk of the article is devoted to what has now become standard – and very profitable – fare among East Coast news magazines: feeding Democrats the often-xenophobic, hysterical Russia-phobia for which they have a seemingly insatiable craving....
  • MTP: Tom Cotton Schools Chuck Todd About Relying Too Much on Anonymous Sources

    02/26/2017 12:47:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 26, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Things arguably got a little embarrassing for NBC moderator Chuck Todd during Sunday’s Meet the Press, after Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton had to explain to him that the claims of anonymous sources should be taken with a grain of salt. “Anonymous sources said Steve Bannon drove from the White House to the Department of Homeland Security to confront John Kelly, which we now know is not the truth,” Cotton reminded Todd, “That’s not like the tone of a conversation, that’s someone’s physical whereabouts.” Cotton’s schooling of Todd came as the NBC moderator pressed the Senator on when the media could...
  • Friedman: After Trump’s Policies ‘There Will Be No Jobs,’ Everything Automated!

    01/29/2017 12:36:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 29, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In what seemed like the ramblings of a 19th century Luddite, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner, Tom Friedman appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday where he issued a ridiculous warning about the US economy under President Donald Trump. “So what’s going to happen if prices go up? American companies will build those factories here,” he exclaimed, “And you know what they'll do? They'll completely robotize them. There will be no jobs!”Friedman’s tirade was triggered by the very active first week of the Trump administration where the president signed executive orders on everything from immigration to economics....
  • Andrew Breitbart tweet before death adds fuel to online speculation of D.C. sex-trafficking ring

    Explosive claims by Internet sleuths, which were prompted after reading stolen documents belonging to Mr. Podesta, have been derided as “viciously phony” by Fox News’ Howard Kurtz. A tweet by Mr. Breitbart shortly before his March 1, 2012, death is now being cited by online researchers as proof that they are onto something big. “How prog-guru John Podesta isn’t household name as world class underage sex slave op cover-upperer defending unspeakable dregs escapes me,” Mr. Breitbart wrote Feb. 4, 2011. The conservative icon’s death at age 43 was attributed to “heart failure.” “Hi John, The realtor found a handkerchief (I...
  • Washington Post Cries Out Loud: 'Donald Trump Weaponizes Conspiracy Theories!'

    11/29/2016 11:17:57 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-29-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Look at the media (in this case the leftist Washington Post) crying like little babies over supposed conspiracy theories: '@FiIibuster -- that's lowercase i-capital i-lowercase i -- is the luckiest 16-year-old in California. On Monday night, he took a break from tweeting about professional sports to piggyback on the president-elect's critiques of CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny. "CNN is terrible folks," he wrote. "Jeff has no evidence that Donald Trump didn't suffer from voter fraud!" Lo and behold, Trump retweeted him, adding at the end, "Bad reporter." To which @FiIibuster could only reply, "OMG." I tell this story not to walk...
  • Desperate Andrea Mitchell Badgers Ed Rendell for Possible Vote Recount

    11/23/2016 3:50:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 23, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    MSNBC’s resident Hillary Clinton super-fan, Andrea Mitchell, came across as particularly desperate Wednesday as she dedicated a segment of Andrea Mitchell Reports to dreaming of a possible recount in three key swing states. “Some Clinton supporters are trying to mount a campaign to ask for an audit in key states to see if a recount should be ordered,” she reported, “According to a group of election lawyers and computer scientists… there is quote, ‘Persuasive evidence that election results in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan may have been manipulated or hacked.’” The report Mitchell was staking her hopes and dreams on was...
  • How Obama out-manspreaded Trump: Body language expert reveals the truth behind that very awkward-loo

    11/11/2016 4:06:19 PM PST · by RummyChick · 156 replies
    daily mail ^ | 11 november 2016 | jenny stanton for dailymail.comstanton
    ...Wood, author of Snap: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charisma, added: 'Obama was extremely fatigued, resigned and not hopeful but very presidential. 'Trump was serious and showed indications he heard information that made him fearful.' Trump and the first lady in waiting, Melania arrived at the White House on Thursday morning through a back entrance that opens up to the White House's South Lawn. The private drive is inaccessible to media, and reporters were disallowed from covering the historic greeting between the incoming and outgoing first families....
  • Howard Dean Doubles Down on Trump 'Using Coke?';

    09/28/2016 7:28:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 28, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    During Monday night's presidential debate, former DNC chairman and 2004 presidential candidate Howard Dean tweeted: "Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?" Even the tabloid site TMZ described Dean's tweet as a "low blow." Unbowed, Dean doubled down at MSNBC on Tuesday, to the point where a clearly uncomfortable Kate Snow tried to maneuver him into backing away a bit. He wouldn't, which is fine with Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post, who told the network's Peter Alexander on Wednesday that "we should probably be talking more about" Dean’s speculation. At the Washington Free Beacon Tuesday afternoon, David Rutz reported that...