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  • Mark Zuckerberg Names NY Times as ‘Good, Trustworthy’ News Source

    04/04/2018 11:06:14 AM PDT · by ethom · 26 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 4, 2018 8:57 AM EDT | y Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The New York Times is what Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg considers “good, trustworthy” journalism. During an interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein, Zuckerberg spoke about attempts by Facebook to crack down on what is deemed “fake news.” Zuckerberg laid out three kinds of fake news: spammers, state actors, and legitimate news sources that are “speaking their truth” although they may have “varying levels of accuracy or trustworthiness.” In his conversation, Zuckerberg referenced the January 2018 News Feed changes. In that announcement, Facebook claimed it would be changing the news people see in their feeds to prioritize news that is...
  • Responding to Vox’s: “America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts”

    04/04/2018 12:18:57 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 10 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | April 3, 2018 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    An article at Vox has gained attention for illustrating America’s “unique gun violence problem” in 17 maps and charts. Below, we will respond to the individual graphs below on Vox’s terms. But there are a lot of assumptions behind Vox’s graphs. Often, just one or two public health studies are cited to make a particular point, without discussing any of the known weaknesses with these studies. It would also be valuable for Vox to acknowledge and critique research that reaches the opposite conclusions. Economists focus on the notion of substitution. If you take away guns, people might commit suicides or...
  • House Intel Committee Democrats Started The False ‘Russia On Facebook’ Story

    01/18/2018 1:11:50 PM PST · by mojito · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/18/2018 | Willis Krumholz
    ...But Democrats weren’t about to let facts get in the way of advancing their collusion narrative. The House Intelligence Committee released their cherry-picked examples of “Russian Facebook ads” in November. [....] The media didn’t let facts get in the way of fueling the collusion narrative, either. After receiving their marching orders from CNN, the media swung into action: This includes Vanity Fair, Natasha Bertrand at Business Insider, The Daily Mail, Fortune, The Hill, Reuters, and CNBC. Far-left sites like the Daily Kos, Vox, Salon, and Talking Points Memo joined the fray to falsely characterize all the ads as targeting swing...
  • Democrats are losing the propaganda war

    10/05/2017 9:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Outline ^ | September 12, 2017 | Emmett Rensin
    Liberals are getting crushed by the right’s agitprop, and Verrit will not save them. Democrats, and the center-left more broadly, are obsessed with numbers games. They are animated more than anything by facts, by a consensus reached among themselves that they possess an exclusive monopoly on empirical reason. They blurt out facts and stats among one another, devoid of any context but the conviction that if God is not on their side, then reason is, and so long as that’s the case they’re bound to win. It is no surprise, then, that when the world’s most thankless Clinton hype man,...
  • Liberal activists look to ballot box rather than impeachment

    08/12/2017 11:15:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 12, 2017 2:56 AM EDT | Bill Barrow
    Liberal activists resisting the presidency of Donald Trump say they’d rather defeat him and other Republicans at the ballot box than see Trump brought down in other ways. Those gathering for the annual Netroots Nation confab this weekend in Georgia say obsessing over subpoenas and clamoring for impeachment distracts from larger policy debates. They believe it also takes away from congressional midterm elections whose outcomes will last beyond Trump. …
  • How Jon Ossoff Became the Face of the Anti-Trump Fight

    04/19/2017 4:57:25 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 65 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | Apr 19, 2017
    In the days after Donald Trump was inaugurated in January, liberals in America were depressed, despondent, and asking themselves what to do next. David Nir, the political director of the liberal blog Daily Kos, had an answer and that answer was Jon Ossoff. Nir and the Daily Kos team had been crunching the numbers from Trump’s election since the day after it happened. Which districts did Trump underperform in? Where were the opportunities for Democrats? They quickly noticed that in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, which Mitt Romney won by 23 points in 2012, Trump had won by just a point...
  • When Do the Polls Close in Each State?

    11/08/2016 8:47:09 AM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    heavy.com ^ | 11/8/16 | Daniel S. Levine
    6:00 p.m. EST Indiana (Counties that use Central Time will close polls at 7 p.m. EST) Kentucky (Counties that use Central Time will close polls at 7 p.m. EST) 7:00 p.m. EST Florida (Counties that use Central Time will close polls at 8 p.m. EST) Georgia New Hampshire (The 13 cities in New Hampshire can keep their polls open until 8 p.m. EST.) South Carolina Vermont Virginia 7:30 p.m. EST Ohio North Carolina West Virginia 8:00 p.m. EST Alabama Delaware Illinois Kansas (Polls in the counties in the Mountain Time Zone will close at 9 p.m. EST.) Maine Maryland Massachusetts...
  • Why Bernie Sanders would be an exccellent president [ZOT! Feel the bern]

    08/28/2016 10:57:48 AM PDT · by montypythonsflyingcircus · 117 replies
    Jeff P
    Bernie Sanders offers a real solution that the current condidates wont have. Bernie Sanders would first of all return tax levels to the way they were in the 1950s, tax the rich 90% and use the massive massive massive surplus from that tax to create jobs for the unemployed. One trillion should be paid for rebuilding infrastructure and bridges and creating jobs. Another trillion will be used to create new healthcare opertunety for workers to earn doctors degrees and to heal the sick and poor. Bernie sanders will also create government funded industries and factories that will create paying jobs...
  • August Hate mail and comments from liberals

    08/24/2016 5:40:55 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 36 replies
    AND NOW: LIBERAL HATE MAIL! Here are some of the Email and comments on youtube and my blog I got for this month. Eric131313 : CAPITALIST PIG! F***K YOU AND DONALD TRUMP! AND UR GREEDY SYSTEM!! Kay B writes: I guess your butt hurt still losing the debate about Sarah Palin and communism with sammy Jeans. Racist nut. Vampiressondaprowlq sez: Oh go away! Stay off my channel you fascist libertarian nut! Who's funding your blog! TELL ME! I'll FIND OUT!! TELL ME WHO YOUR RIGHT WING BACKER ARE AND WHO IS PAYING YOU TO LIE FASCIST RIGHT WING HYPOCRITE!! Wez...
  • 3 reasons the American Revolution was a Mistake

    07/03/2016 10:50:12 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 107 replies
    Vox ^ | July 1, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    This July 4, let's not mince words: American independence in 1776 was a monumental mistake. We should be mourning the fact that we left the United Kingdom, not cheering it. Of course, evaluating the wisdom of the American Revolution means dealing with counterfactuals. As any historian would tell you, this is a messy business. We obviously can't be entirely sure how America would have fared if it had stayed in the British Empire longer, perhaps gaining independence a century or so later, along with Canada. But I'm reasonably confident a world in which the revolution never happened would be better...
  • European 'superstate' suggested as Brexit solution

    06/28/2016 5:00:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    The nearly 50-year-old union reached no level of stabilization over the weekend and on Monday, the Express reported “the foreign ministers of France and Germany” were revealing “a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states.” The report said, “Under the radical proposals E.U. countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels.” The report said the plot “has sparked fury and panic in Poland … after being leaked to Polish news channel TVP Info.” The report said Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski...
  • Brexit should be a wake-up call to US liberals: don’t assume Trump will lose

    06/24/2016 5:38:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Vox ^ | June 24, 2016 | Andrew Prokop
    In the wake of the UK’s vote Thursday to leave the EU, comparisons of Brexit's  success to the rise of Donald Trump have been flying far and wide. This is only natural, since anti-immigrant, anti-elite, and nationalist sentiments played major roles in both shocking phenomena. Of course, many of these analogies are too facile. The US faces no comparable controversy over regulations from a transnational economic bureaucracy. The US electorate is much more diverse than Britain’s. Trump himself has massive weaknesses in personality, popularity, and campaign mechanics that an issue-oriented campaign doesn’t. And where "Leave" and "Remain" were essentially...
  • Vox Publishes Brutal Assessment of Julian Castro

    06/16/2016 8:13:33 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 16, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    You are not worthy!!! That pretty much sums up the brutal assessment of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro by Dylan Matthews of Vox. He was listing the pros and cons of various possible running mates for Hillary Clinton. Most of them seemed weighted on the pro side but when it came to Castro, the cons screamed off the page in a most cruel way that overwhelmed whatever pros he has according to Matthews:
  • Hillary Clinton’s VP shortlist has leaked. Here are the pros and cons of each.

    06/16/2016 9:44:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Vox ^ | June 16, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler and Colleen McCain Nelson broke the news that Hillary Clinton is vetting Elizabeth Warren for the vice presidency — but not vetting Bernie Sanders. In the process, they provided a shortlist of candidates that Clinton is considering: Beyond the Massachusetts senator, other prospective candidates include Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro; Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Cory Booker of New Jersey; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Reps. Xavier Becerra of California and Tim Ryan of Ohio, several Democrats said. Now, this...
  • Here are the proposed names for the 4 newest elements on the periodic table

    06/09/2016 2:40:41 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 65 replies
    Vox ^ | 8JUN2016 | Brian Resnick
    Nihonium, named after Japan (Nippon is a Japanese word for Japan), with an atomic number of 113. Its symbol is Nh. Moscovium (Mc), element 115, named after the Russian capital city. Tennessine (Ts), 117, named after — you guessed it — the state of Tennessee. ("Tennessine is in recognition of the contribution of the Tennessee region, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, to superheavy element research," the IUPAC states.) And finally, 118 is oganesson (Og), which bears the name of Russian physicist Yuri Oganessian, who led several elemental discoveries. Nature reports this...
  • Donald Trump rallies are only going to get more dangerous for everyone

    06/08/2016 7:03:32 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 94 replies
    Vox ^ | 03 June 2016 | Dara Lind
    Protesters assaulted Trump supporters outside a rally in San Jose. Here's why this keeps happening. ___ [More blaming Trump .. posting this as a record of their lies]
  • Incredibly bad journalism on Trump from Politico, The Independent, The Hill, ThinkProgress (Vanity)

    06/01/2016 2:52:12 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    Politico, Independent (UK), The Hill, ThinkProgress, Vox, ITV, Telegraph (UK) | 6/1/2016 | self (vanity)
    Many publications are falsely claiming Trump is totally ignorant and blank on whether Britain should leave the EU or not ("Brexit"). The logic is that Trump saying "huh"? to a single word verbal question (that might not have been enunciated well or heard clearly with Trump's 69 year old hearing) is proof of ignorance on the subject, showing a lack of foreign policy concern and awareness. Yet a 10 second google search reveals that Trump has commented on "Brexit" several times in the recent past. It seems a 10 second net search is too high of a journalism standard when...
  • Idiot San Jose Mayor Who Blamed Riots on Trump Gets DESTROYED on Social Media

    06/05/2016 7:37:32 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 60 replies
    Truthfeed ^ | 03 June 2016
    After an entire day of getting abused on Social Media by angry Trump supporters and having nearly nobody come to his defense, the Idiot mayor attempted to backtrack a bit. However he could not help but throw in one more jab at Trump which infuriated the majority even more. Here are the top comments on Sam Liccardo’s Facebook page as of right now: snip, read at source
  • San Jose mayor unlawfully ordered police to allow Trump rally attendee to be attacked.

    06/03/2016 2:07:01 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 53 replies
    San Jose mayor @sliccardo unlawfully ordered police to allow Trump rally attendee to be attacked. This is a federal civil rights violation.— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 3, 2016 Fantasy? This actually happened. The dishonest media continues to lie, blames us for what RIOTERS did. pic.twitter.com/GSl2RtLBX4— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 3, 2016
  • Lefty Mob attacked gay Latino Trump supporter & Log Cabin Republicans member Juan Hernandez

    06/03/2016 2:10:57 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 22 replies
    LogCabinRepublicans ^ | 12:14 PM - 3 Jun 2016 | LogCabinRepublicans
    Last night in CA an angry mob attacked gay Latino Trump supporter & Log Cabin Republicans member Juan Hernandez pic.twitter.com/r1zCsuVZwR— LogCabinRepublicans (@LogCabinGOP) June 3, 2016