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  • Historic fail? Greatest Americans missing from proposed curriculum

    08/07/2014 2:18:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 7,2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    New history curriculum standards proposed for top high school students leave out such American icons as Benjamin Franklin and Martin Luther King, Jr., paint colonists as bigots and gloss over the Greatest Generation's fight to save the world from Nazi Germany, according to conservative education activists who want the framework delayed — and perhaps scrapped altogether. “And you’re not going to find Thomas Jefferson and the House of Burgesses and the cradle of democracy either,” said Larry Krieger, who retired in 2005 after more than three decades in the classroom. “And finally, you’re not going to find Benjamin Franklin and...
  • Media Ignorance Is Becoming A Serious Problem

    07/09/2014 10:38:01 AM PDT · by jocon307 · 33 replies
    Last week, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt interviewed Zach Carter...The Huffington Post‘s senior political economy reporter. The interview’s purpose was to discuss Carter’s negative response to Hewitt’s previous interview of former Vice President Dick Cheney. The interview was lively and interesting but it did not go well for Carter, who was forced to admit his ignorance of the historical context of the situation in Iraq....Carter said he hadn’t read...Bernard Lewis’ Crisis of Islam, Robin Wright’s Dreams and Shadows, or Thomas P. M. Barnett’s The Pentagon’s New Map. He said he hadn’t read Dexter Filkins’ The Forever War but that he’d...
  • Vanity: Typical Google: Just link to commemorate D-Day

    06/06/2014 6:38:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Google ^ | June 6, 2014 | Me
    One needs to squint to see the small link. At least Bing has a photo of a memorial on one of the beaches. For a country that has given untold wealth to the founders of google they sure hate this country and its achievements.
  • Obama admin official scrubs Twitter

    06/05/2014 10:15:13 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5 Jun 2014
    Scrub-a-dub-dub. When Brandon Friedman took to Twitter to plant the seeds for another attack on Bowe Bergdahl’s whistle-blowing platoon mates, his bio proudly announced his role as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “What if [Bergdahl's] platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership?” he tweeted, before calling for everyone to “withhold judgment” about allegations that Bergdahl deserted. “I’m not a fan of such speculation,” he added. Uh huh. And then Friedman scrubbed his Twitter bio. Here’s the Google cache from Jun 3, 2014:
  • California State Senate deletes website, online archives of 3 disgraced Democrats

    04/07/2014 9:26:09 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 41 replies
    calnewsroom ^ | April 6, 2014 | John Hrabe
    April 6, 2014 Like a criminal wiping down a crime scene, the California State Senate has scrubbed its website and deleted the online archives of three Democratic state Senators that face criminal charges ranging from weapons trafficking to public corruption.
  • Ukraine no longer news!

    03/03/2014 12:54:36 PM PST · by pierrem15 · 33 replies
    03/03/2012 | self
    I just refreshed my Yahoo! homepage, and there is not one story visible on page one about Ukraine.Obviously the journo-list-ers have decided that the story was hurting King Barack I, so poof! no more Ukraine news!Isn't nice we live in a country under the firm hand of our Glorious Leader, the Hindmost, where we don't have to be disturbed by such upsetting stories?
  • Wendy Davis Omits Mention of Abortion from Campaign Website

    01/23/2014 11:03:59 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-23-2014 | Andrew Johnson
    January 23, 2014 Wendy Davis Omits Mention of Abortion from Campaign Website Andrew Johnson She may owe her national stardom to her eleven-hour filibuster of a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks, but now that she’s running for governor, Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is shying away from any mention of abortion on her campaign website. Her website does make mention of a filibuster — one that took place back in 2011, when she protested a budged that cut school funding. Davis also fails to list abortion or women’s rights on her “issues” page. Her platforms are education, strong...
  • Criminal Charges Not Expected in IRS Probe (Tea Party)

    01/13/2014 3:22:57 PM PST · by kristinn · 64 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Monday, January 13, 2014 | Devlin Barrett
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't plan to file criminal charges over the Internal Revenue Service's heightened scrutiny of conservative groups, according to law-enforcement officials, a move that likely will only intensify debate over the politically charged scandal. The officials said investigators didn't find the kind of political bias or "enemy hunting" that would amount to a violation of criminal law. Instead, what emerged during the probe was evidence of a mismanaged bureaucracy...
  • Syria misses deadline to remove chemical weapons

    12/31/2013 9:56:11 AM PST · by mojito · 16 replies
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 12/31/2013 | Unattributed
    Damascus (AFP) - A December 31 deadline to remove part of the Syrian regime's chemical weapons arsenal from the country for destruction has been missed, with ships due to receive the materials returning to Cyprus.... A Norwegian frigate and a Danish warship had been near the Syrian coast waiting to dock at the port in Latakia to escort chemical materials to Italy, ahead of their destruction at sea on a US ship. But the vessels returned to port in Cyprus on Monday night as it became clear that the removal mission would not go ahead as scheduled.
  • Bye bye, bile? Websites try to nix nasty comments

    12/26/2013 8:38:09 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 140 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 26, 2013 10:34 AM (ET) | BARBARA ORTUTAY
    NEW YORK (AP) - Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online comments, scourge of the Internet. Blame anonymity, blame politicians, blame human nature. But a growing number of websites are reining in the Wild West of online commentary. Companies including Google and the Huffington Post are trying everything from deploying moderators to forcing people to use their real names in order to restore civil discourse. Some sites, such as Popular Science, are banning comments altogether.
  • Reddit’s science forum banned climate deniers. Why don’t all newspapers do the same?

    12/23/2013 3:05:35 PM PST · by Third Person · 37 replies
    The Grist ^ | December 16th, 2013 | Nathan Allen
    In addition to my career as a PhD chemist, I am one of a select few who enjoy the privilege of moderating content on reddit.com’s science forum. The science forum is a small part of reddit, but it nonetheless enjoys over 4 million subscribers. By comparison, that’s roughly twice the circulation of The New York Times. The forum, known as /r/science, provides a digital space for discussions about recent, peer-reviewed scientific publications. This puts us (along with /r/AskScience) on the front line of the science-public interface. On our little page, scientists and nonscientists can connect through discussions on everything from...
  • NBC Quietly Deletes Mugabe from Obama-Castro Handshake Story

    12/11/2013 12:14:02 PM PST · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2013 | Joel B Pollack
    Earlier Tuesday, NBC News reported that President Barack Obama had shaken hands with Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe. However, the UK Telegraph's Josie Ensor reported that Obama "was asked to take his seat just before reaching Mugabe." Complicating matters, another article in the UK Telegraph also claimed that Obama had shaken hands with Mugabe--in very similar terms to those used in the NBC article. Breitbart News caught the discrepancy--and suddenly the NBC News article was corrected, with no notice. Before: On his way to the rostrum, Obama also shook the hand of Robert Mugabe, the strongman ruler of Zimbabwe, and hugged...
  • Obama Harvard Tapes Exposed on Hannity

    11/07/2013 8:22:42 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    Fox News Nation ^ | Hannity/Breitbart
    Professor Admits Hiding Obama College Video By Todd Starnes Harvard University Law School professor Charles Ogletree admitted that he hid controversial video footage featuring a college-age President Obama speaking at a campus rally in support of a radical professor. "I hid this during the 2008 campaign," Ogletree said in the video. "I don't care if they find it now." The entire video was aired exclusively on Hannity by Breitbart.com editor-in-chief Joel Pollak and contributor Ben Shapiro. The unedited video shows Obama speaking at a 1991 rally for Professor Derrick Bell. Bell has been described as the Jeremiah Wright of academia....
  • Dan Rather excluded from CBS' anniversary coverage of Kennedy assassination

    11/05/2013 1:11:54 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 60 replies
    Newsday ^ | 11-5-2013
    Dan Rather excluded from CBS' anniversary coverage of Kennedy assassination Published: November 5, 2013 1:57 PM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The 50th-anniversary coverage of the Kennedy assassination on CBS News won't include the recollections of its longtime anchor Dan Rather, further proof of the lingering bitterness following Rather's messy exit and subsequent lawsuit against the network. Rather helped organize CBS' plans for President John F. Kennedy's visit to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, and as a young reporter was a key component of assassination coverage. Now 82, with his own show on AXS-TV, he's one of the few reporters on...
  • Twitter Account of KU Prof Now on Leave Over Wishing Death on NRA Members' Children Has Been Deleted

    09/21/2013 8:38:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 9-21-2013 | Tom Blumer
    On Thursday, Ken Shepherd at NewsBusters noted that Kansas University journalism professor David Guth, in the wake of Monday's Navy Yard murders, tweeted, "The blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God damn you." In an update which now also includes a defense of Guth by a former student, Ken noted that he has placed on administrative leave. Yesterday, I noted that the headline at the Associated Press's national site after Guth's suspension ("KU Professor Takes Heat Over Twitter Comment") avoided mentioning KU's discliplinary action against...
  • Busted!… State Department Scrubs Damning Memo From Website Following Deadly 9-11 Consulate Attacks

    09/15/2012 6:53:03 PM PDT · by Fred · 132 replies
    GateWay Pundit ^ | 091512 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday September 12, 2012 blogger Speak With Authority discovered that five days before 9-11, the US State Department sent out a memo announcing no credible security threats against the United States on the anniversary of 9-11. The Overseas Security Advisory Council, who posted the memo, is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security under the U.S. Department of State. The OSAC memo said: Terrorism and Important Dates Global 9/6/2012 OSAC currently has no credible information to suggest that al-Qa’ida or any other terrorist group is plotting any kind of attack overseas to coincide with the upcoming anniversary of September...
  • Snopes Scrubs Article On Obama's Mama's Picture-Porn: Excluded From Wayback Machine (Marcy Moore/s)

    06/16/2012 6:37:09 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 105 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | June 16, 2012 | Unattributed
    It appears Snopes.com scrubbed their "report" on Obama's mom posing nude. When Snopes originally published their article they tagged the claim "undetermined" and then sometime later tagged it as "false" claiming the nude woman in the photos was Marcy Moore. Now Snopes pulled the article altogether and had the URL excluded from the Wayback Machine. Wonder why?
  • Scrubbed again! Obama's hospital doctor changed

    05/08/2011 8:39:30 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 15 replies
    WND ^ | May 08, 2011 | WND
    The online hoaxbusting website Snopes.com has changed its reference to the purported attending physician at Barack Obama's birth. WND reported just days ago that the site, along with a Buffalo newspaper, referenced a Dr. Rodney T. West as the physician at the birth. However, since that report was published, the passage has been edited to remove a section saying the woman interviewed, talking about the "obstetrician who delivered him," was "referring to Dr. Rodney T. West, who died in February at the age of 98."
  • The Terrorists was a registered democrat?(OOPSIE DAISY!)

    05/04/2010 10:47:01 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 26 replies · 1,651+ views
    Paging Captain Obama!....Paging Captain Obama! How are your buddies in the media gonna spin this one Shirlock?
  • A Trip Down Memory Lane (Video w/clips from 2004 of Leftists w/Bush=Hitler signs, violent rhetoric)

    03/31/2010 8:43:54 AM PDT · by Stoat · 9 replies · 599+ views
    Brain Terminal ^ | Evan Coyne Maloney
    A Trip Down Memory Lane 31 March 2010 Not too long ago, taking to the streets to protest your government was considered a patriotic act.It’s true!But it seems that publicly airing your grievances stopped being patriotic right around noon on January 20th, 2009.Once President Obama was sworn in, protesting became incitement to violence.If you’ve opened up a newspaper or watched a cable news program in the past week or so, you’ve probably seen members of the media painting Tea Party activists as dangerous bigots. That’s because disagreeing with President Obama on issues like government spending and high taxes makes...
  • Backdoor taxes to hit middle class (The "pulled" Reuters article?)

    02/02/2010 10:25:44 AM PST · by GVnana · 3 replies · 1,149+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo Canada ^ | 2/1/10 | Terri Cullen
    NEW YORK (Reuters.com) --The Obama administration's plan to cut more than $1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade relies heavily on so-called backdoor tax increases that will result in a bigger tax bill for middle-class families. In the 2010 budget tabled by President Barack Obama on Monday, the White House wants to let billions of dollars in tax breaks expire by the end of the year -- effectively a tax hike by stealth. While the administration is focusing its proposal on eliminating tax breaks for individuals who earn $250,000 a year or more, middle-class families will face a...
  • Lame Gray Lady: NYT Scrubs Major Portion of Original Obama-Olympics Article [FR mentioned]

    10/04/2009 11:40:54 AM PDT · by 50mm · 129 replies · 8,514+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 4, 2009 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Those who read the New York Times's coverage of the unsuccessful results of Barack and Michelle Obama's attempt to seal the 2016 Summer Olympics bid for Chicago on Friday afternoon ('For Obama, an Unsuccessful Campaign") might want to read it again.</p>
  • MoveOn.org Restores Ad That Misidentifies 'US' Troops

    12/01/2005 5:43:39 AM PST · by NapkinUser · 11 replies · 686+ views
    CNS News ^ | 12/01/2005 | Randy Hall
    (CNSNews.com) - After Cybercast News Service reported Wednesday that MoveOn.org had removed from its website a television advertisement stating that "150,000 American men and women are stuck in Iraq," the liberal group restored the spot to its site -- but without an accompanying picture that had been altered to cover the fact that one of the soldiers in the ad was wearing shorts, which are not part of the American combat uniform. As Cybercast News Service previously reported, the 30-second spot begins by stating: "Some folks won't be home this holiday season." The ad then pans across a group of...
  • Don't we have a ZOT Program in Iraq?

    12/19/2004 3:50:39 AM PST · by Finlandia · 106 replies · 1,482+ views
    Finlandia
    <p>I have never posted anything here, as I prefer to soak up tons of information and concepts...but something has been bothering me about the coverage on Iraq even on FreeRepublic: where are the reports of this Sunni leader and that Sunni tribal chief murdered in the middle of the night? We just heard about "election workers" murdered on Haifa Street (the Palestinian street) in Baghdad and the killers then walking around in broad daylight bragging about what they did. Where were our snipers? No work for an American sniper on Haifa Street? Why won't the CIA know the identities of today's Haifa Street killers by sundown...and then make sure that everybody on Haifa Street knows that they didn't live until sunrise? And what about the Iraqis deporting Palestinians? I bought into this war because I expected the Shiite Iraqis to immediately start exerting a heavy hand at least on the Saddam supporting Pals. Why am I getting the idea, even while reading Freerepublic, that the US military and CIA are acting much more like wusses than they ever thought of being during the Vietnam War? Where is the Phoenix Program?</p>