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  • CBS, NBC Hype ‘Controversy’ and ‘Cloud of Suspicion’ Over Museum of the Bible

    11/17/2017 2:15:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 17, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    Fearing that America was one step closer to becoming a theocracy with the opening of the privately-funded Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C., on Thursday and Friday, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today hyped the supposed “controversy” swirling around the institution, even claiming that a “cloud of suspicion” hung over the building as it opened its doors. “Coming up on CBS This Morning, I’ll tell you why this museum is generating some controversy. It’s just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol,” warned correspondent Chip Reid on Thursday. Introducing the segment minutes later, co-host Charlie Rose emphasized that the...
  • ESPN's New Social Media Policy: "Don't Embroil The Company in Unwanted Contrroversy"

    11/03/2017 9:51:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Deadspin ^ | November 3, 2017 | Laura Wagner
    ESPN distributed new social media guidelines to its employees Thursday, which reinforced some existing rules about not breaking news exclusively on social media, respecting colleagues, and—oh wait, here’s a new thing: “Do nothing that would undercut your colleagues’ work or embroil the company in unwanted controversy.” The “unwanted” there is doing a lot of work. Unwanted for whom? The employee who feels so strongly about an issue, perhaps the direction his or her employer is going, that they use Twitter to provide their insight? Of course not. The controversies are “unwanted” for ESPN executives, who want to keep advertisers happy,...
  • CNN presenter Reza Aslan sparks backlash after he eats HUMAN BRAIN

    03/09/2017 3:43:53 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9 March 2017 | Chris Summers
    CNN presenter Reza Aslan has been heavily criticized after he ate part of a human brain while filming with a Hindu cannibal sect in India. The episode, part of a series called Believer with Reza Aslan, was shown on Sunday and provoked horror and dismay from many viewers and an angry backlash by Hindus in America.
  • The Stone That They Trip Over...Psalm 1 and 2 pt 8

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.(Psalm 2:1-6)The Kings of the Earth and their rulers have come into open opposition against the LORD...
  • This 9-Year-Old Journalist Just Schooled Her Critics

    04/06/2016 10:38:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Hilde Kate Lysiak, a 9-year-old from Selinsgrove, PA, is the writer, editor, and publisher of the Orange Street News, a paper covering events in her hometown of just over 5,000. Recently, Lysiak got a tip from a credible source that there had been a murder in town, and like any journalist, she went to the scene, interviewed neighbors, and wrote a piece. She wound up breaking the story hours before other area newspapers reported the crime.News Alert!- SUSPECTED MURDER!!! Needless to say, some people were a little upset that a third grader was covering violent crime, and suggested that she...
  • Why Hillary Won't Be Indicted

    11/16/2015 7:44:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Alan Korwin
    On stage at the Democratic presidential debate, all three candidates scoffed at the idea that Hillary might be indicted for destroying evidence of wrongdoing while she was secretary of state. They bolstered each other, expressed dismay that they even had to address the topic of "the emails," pivoted, changed the subject, and it was obvious from audience reaction that their side of the country was done with all 30,000 smoking guns. Unfortunately for them, the FBI investigation is not done. Even a cursory glance at statutes Hillary might have violated by deliberately wiping out so many records shows a far...
  • Gloria Steinem eviscerates Carly Fiorina with scathing post on Facebook

    The surging candidate’s remarks on Planned Parenthood drew Steinem’s ire. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem blasted Carly Fiorina in a post on her Facebook page, saying the presidential hopeful’s commentary on Planned Parenthood at the Republican debate last week “was a 100 percent lie.” “I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes,” Fiorina railed during the debate. “Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.” Fiorina was referring to a series of “sting” videos produced by the Center for Medical...
  • The ‘Court Jew’ Controversy Re-Erupts New reality for an old phenomenon: How Obama and Israel

    06/21/2015 10:08:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Tablet Mag ^ | 6/16/15 | Lee Smith
    Last week an issue that has simmered for some time in private conversations burst out into the open—in a very unpleasant way. At the Jerusalem Post conference in New York on June 7, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew offered a stirring defense of the White House’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran—and was nearly booed off the stage mid-speech. It wasn’t civil or nice of the audience to do this, as many pundits have already noted. Then again, many would say it’s not very nice of the Obama Administration to keep trying to sell the currently configured Iran deal to the pro-Israel...
  • Controversy over Nationalists' 'Eternal Jew' Video

    02/15/2015 9:01:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 2/15/15 | Gil Ronen
    The grassroots Samaria Regional Council has produced a highly controversial animated video (embedded above) that shows leftist groups that “tattle” on Israel and the IDF in a way similar to how Nazis depicted Jews in their anti-Semitic propaganda. The video's message is that while leftists may think that Europe has changed since the Holocaust, the Europeans see them in the same way that they saw Jews in those dark days – as they pay them money to betray their countrymen. It is called “The Eternal Jew?” – just like the title of the infamous 1940 Nazi propaganda film, but with...
  • Madonna Compares Herself to Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Sparks Outrage on Instagram

    01/02/2015 5:35:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 1/02/15 | Sierra Marquina
    Bold move. Madonna’s been busy on Instagram promoting her upcoming 13th studio album Rebel Hearts by Photoshopping her cover art look onto famous heads like Marilyn Monroe and Homer Simpson. The iconic singer, however, upset fans when she took it a step further and began altering the famous faces of world leaders like civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela. “This #rebelheart had a dream!” the “Like a Virgin” songstress captioned a Photoshopped image of MLK Jr. on Friday, Jan. 2, replicating her album cover, which features her face tied with black...
  • White Vegan couple Cooks Up Controversy With 'Thug Kitchen' Cookbook

    10/27/2014 2:19:58 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 7 replies
    Tribune News Service ^ | 10/24/2014 | Blanca Torres
    <p>Seattle this week to discuss their vegan recipes and America’s relationship with food.</p> <p>The cover of the controversial vegan cookbook, “Thug Kitchen.”</p> <p>They packed their suitcases only to learn Monday they were uninvited.</p> <p>Book Larder, a culinary-themed bookstore in Fremont, decided to cancel a book signing scheduled for Wednesday night over concerns that critics would take over the event.</p>
  • Players Are Not Cool With Australian Open Heat Policy (only one stoppage in four brutal days)

    01/17/2014 9:30:20 AM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | JAN. 17, 2014 | Greg Bishop
    MELBOURNE, Australia — The Australian Sauna Championships continued Friday, disguised as a Grand Slam tennis tournament. Advancement here depended on survival, on remaining upright, on shade and hydration and on the coolest accessory in sports, something called an ice vest. Much of the first week of the Australian Open had unfolded like an extreme sport. For four days, starting Tuesday, the temperature climbed over 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). It was the longest heat wave in the Melbourne area in more than 100 years, according to the Herald Sun. The newspaper said 243 people had gone to the hospital for...
  • Rice: No time to think about Benghazi 'false controversy'

    12/23/2013 7:44:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/13 | Peter Sullivan
    National Security Advisor Susan Rice expressed no regrets over her interviews following the assault on the American consolate in Benghazi, Libya, saying she does not have time to think about an issue blown out of proportion. [WATCH VIDEO] “I don’t have time to think about a false controversy,” Rice said in an interview that aired Sunday night on CBS’s “60 Minutes.” “In the midst of all of the swirl about things like talking points, the administration’s been working very, very hard across the globe to review our security of our embassies and our facilities. That’s what we ought to be...
  • Playoff selection snit shouldn't overshadow the last season of BCS

    10/08/2013 11:37:17 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 8, 2013, 11:10 a.m. | Chris Dufresne
    It seems almost sacrilege that controversy over a new college football playoff system should be allowed to overshadow the last season of the controversial BCS. The BCS deserves center stage as it takes its last walk down the halls of horror. All this talk about whether Condoleezza Rice should be on a selection panel she has not yet been named to yet is a slap in the face to a BCS system that for 15 years has misfired more often than a Yugo. The first BCS Standings will be released Oct. 20 -- that's only a week from Sunday. Shouldn't...
  • Quebec Kippah Ban Stokes Controversy in Ethnic 'Tapestry' Canada

    09/22/2013 1:53:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Quebec’s separatist government is betting on broad popular support with a proposal that prohibits public workers from wearing headscarves, skullcaps and other religious symbols, yet it is dividing the movement that advocates independence from Canada. The proposal, unveiled by the ruling Parti Quebecois last week, plays with the explosive issue of minority rights in a part of Canada, a country that prides itself as being a tapestry of immigrants rather than a U.S.-style melting pot. The government’s proposed Charter of Quebec Values would ban teachers, doctors and other public workers from wearing highly visible religious symbols, including yarmulkes, headscarves and...
  • Dunkin’ Donuts ‘Charcoal Donut’ ad dubbed racist; causing international controversy

    08/31/2013 7:58:11 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 25 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | 8 -31- 2013 | Janeen Capizola
    One of the world’s leading human rights groups is upset over a new “bizarre and racist” donut ad airing in Thailand claiming Americans would “howl” with outrage if we saw it. Which we won’t because Dunkin’ Donuts Thailand and America are separate organizations. Dunkin’ Donuts in Thailand has launched a new ad for its “Charcoal Donut” that features “a female model with dark skin and bright pink lips,” the Daily Mail reported. Dunkin Donuts ad Photo Credit: The Daily Mail. “It’s both bizarre and racist that Dunkin’ Donuts thinks that it must color a woman’s skin black and accentuate her...
  • Forgery of The Century? Israel in Decade-Long War Over Biblical Artifacts

    08/22/2013 4:32:55 AM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Fox News ve=1 ^ | August 19, 2013 | Sasha Bogursky
    A 10-year legal battle is drawing to a close in the Holy Land over several astounding biblical relics, including a limestone box said to have held the bones of the purported brother of Jesus and the first-ever relic of biblical King Solomon's First Temple. But are they real or the greatest hoax in a hundred years? Last year, the Israel Antiquities Authority failed to prove in court that the items were forged by antiquities collector Oded Golan. Now the IAA seems to have changed its tune, and the two parties found themselves in court again in early August. Now Israel...
  • Rodeo Clowns- Then and Now

    08/20/2013 9:00:22 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
  • Lech Walesa shocks Poland with anti-gay words

    03/03/2013 11:08:43 PM PST · by MaryLou1 · 72 replies
    AP ^ | 3/3/2013 | VANESSA GERA
    "Walesa said in a television interview on Friday that he believes gays have no right to sit on the front benches in Parliament and, if represented at all, should sit in the back, "and even behind a wall." "They have to know that they are a minority and must adjust to smaller things. And not rise to the greatest heights, the greatest hours, the greatest provocations, spoiling things for the others and taking (what they want) from the majority," he told the private broadcaster TVN during a discussion of gay rights. "I don't agree to this and I will never...
  • Intimidation, Threats Take Place of Civil Discourse

    05/25/2012 8:57:04 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/22/2012 | Tom Gantert
    Last week, Heartland Institute CEO Joe Bast said in a letter on the organization's website that donors to Heartland in the past two years have been the subject of hate mail, letter-writing and telephone campaigns, and online petitions demanding that they stop funding the think tank. The letter highlighted an emerging strategy of some individuals and groups who think that winning the debate isn’t the goal — instead the endgame is putting the other side out of business. The United States Supreme Court ruled that people's privacy is protected when they join private groups. While discussing the 1958 Supreme Court...