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  • Mizzou student body president admits to spreading false rumor KKK was on campus

    11/11/2015 10:22:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Twitter via BizPac Review ^ | 11/11/15 | Tom Tillison
    Much like the lie known as “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” rumors and unsubstantiated allegations continue to flow freely on the University of Missouri campus, with some of the worst of it coming from student body president Payton Head. Head, who had previously claimed he was called the “n-word” from a passing pickup truck — one of the actions that led to the school’s president, Tim Wolfe, resigning on Monday — was at it again on Tuesday. This time, he took to social media to warn students about the KKK being on campus, according to Twitchy.com: There’s only one small problem...
  • Despite No Publicly Available Proof, Press Treats Mizzou Feces-Swastika Incident As Fact

    11/11/2015 5:40:36 PM PST · by grundle · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 10, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    Name the missing word in the following sentence from tonight's Associated Press report on the current situation at the University of Missouri: "On Friday, the now-former chancellor issued an open letter decrying racism after a swastika smeared in feces was found in a campus dormitory." The obviously missing word is "allegedly," as in, "was allegedly found." That word is also missing in sentences found in three separate reports at the New York Times. On October, 24, the Washington Post unskeptically accepted the recounting of the incident in a report shortly after it — ahem, allegedly — occurred. There's a really...
  • New Clinton Spanish Posters: Hillary Or Evita?

    10/16/2015 5:24:38 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/16/2015
    New posters featuring Hillary Clinton seem to be trying to make her "high flying, adored" with voters. The new images appeared at a campaign stop in San Antonio, Texas, where Clinton wooed Latino voters on Thursday. But according to NPR's Tamara Keith, the campaign says they don't know where the likeness came from. Banners were plastered all over the venue along with smaller signs and t-shirts. The image of the black-clad Clinton profile may seem familiar to those who love either Argentinean history or musical theater specifically Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Evita." The 1978 musical told the story of Eva...
  • Rush gives credit! [Rathergate FR]

    10/15/2015 10:55:29 AM PDT · by SFmom · 90 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | October 15, 2015 | Self
    I'm sure I wasn't the only one, but I asked Rush to give Freeper Buckhead credit and he just did! (Called him Burkhead! Oh well!)
  • Rush credits Buckhead and FR!

    10/15/2015 10:53:49 AM PDT · by PhiloBedo · 25 replies
    EIB | 10-15-15 | self
    Rush just acknowledged and credited FReeper Buckhead with exposing Dan Rather's and Mary Mape's forgery!! Kudos!
  • Dan Rather claims that his Fraudulent Story on George Bush was "True" on the Today Show

    10/14/2015 8:47:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Matt Lauer pushes a rewrite of history with the movie "Truth". On the Today Show, at about 08:44 central time, Lauer gave discredited Dan Rather the opportunity to rewrite history. Lauer shamelessly promots the movie based on the book written by Mary Mapes, who uncritically accepted the fraud that advanced the narrative she was promoting. Rather made the outrageous claim that the story that he promoted to stop President George Bush's re-election bid was "true". It echoes his response at the time that the fraudulent documents that he used in his attempt to discredit President "Dubya" Bush were...
  • Italy (Local Prosecutor) Probes Possible CIA Role in Abduction (of Islamist)

    02/25/2005 10:12:26 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 1,016+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/25/2005 | John Crewdson
    Italy probes possible CIA role in abduction By John Crewdson (Chicago) Tribune senior correspondent An Italian prosecutor investigating the apparent kidnapping of a suspected Islamic militant in the streets of Milan served military authorities this week with a demand for records of flights into and out of a joint U.S.-Italian air base in northern Italy. Italian newspapers have reported that the prosecutor, Armando Spataro, is investigating the possible role of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in the disappearance of Osama Nasr Mostafa Hassan, better known as Abu Omar, a popular figure in Milan's Islamic community who vanished Feb. 17, 2003....
  • I was tortured in cell after kidnap by CIA, says Muslim cleric

    11/09/2006 11:22:53 PM PST · by MadIvan · 42 replies · 1,121+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 10, 2006 | Malcolm Moore
    A Muslim cleric has claimed to have been tortured with electric shocks, left in a cell where rats crawled on him and threatened with rape after he was allegedly kidnapped from a Milan street by CIA agents three years ago.The claims of Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, appeared in an affidavit provided to Milan prosecutors investigating his alleged abduction in February 2003, the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported yesterday. Prosecutors say that the cleric, who was formerly suspected of links to terrorism, was driven to the Aviano military air base and flown via Germany to...
  • Truth: Movie Reignites Heated Debate Over 60 Minutes II Scandal

    10/07/2015 9:55:23 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 56 replies
    Variety ^ | October 6, 2015 | By Cynthia Littleton
    Truth is revisiting a painful chapter for CBS News. The upcoming movie, starring Cate Blanchett as producer Mary Mapes and Robert Redford as Dan Rather, is an unwelcome reminder of past mistakes for several people who lived through the saga of the 2004 60 Minutes II report on President George W. Bushs time in the Texas Air National Guard. Some who are depicted in the controversial film, which is based on Mapes 2005 book Truth and Duty: The Press, the President and the Privilege of Power, are critical of the conclusions drawn by the veteran investigative journalist. They were hopeful...
  • All-Time Low: Only 7% Say They Have Great Deal of Trust in American Media

    09/29/2015 1:19:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 29, 2015 | 11:34 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A Gallup poll released yesterday shows that an all-time low of 7 percent of Americans say that they have a great deal of trust and confidence in the media. At the other end of the spectrum, a record high of 24 percent said their trust and confidence in the media is none. The combined 60 percent who say they have either no trust in the media (24 percent) or not very much trust (36 percent) also matched an all-time high. [] Democrats were far more likely than Republicans or Independents to have trust and confidence in the media, according to...
  • Mary Mapes Can't Handle the Truth in 'Truth' Trailer

    09/24/2015 12:02:09 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 24, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    "You Can't Handle the Truth!!!" ---A Few Good Men.Apparently former CBS producer Mary Mapes can't handle the truth at least according to her portrayal by actress Cate Blanchett in the newly released movie trailer for the upcoming fictional movie "Truth." I say fictional because Mapes in the film somehow maintains the truth of her story about George W. Bush getting favorable treatment in the Texas Air National Guard based on documents that were proven to be forgeries.
  • Dan Rather space shuttle prank call

    08/26/2015 9:14:05 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 5 replies
    CBS news ^ | Feb 1, 2003 | Dan Rather
    Prank call during dan rathers show when space shuttle columbia exploded. Guy calls his show saying piece of Columbia shuttle fell in his yard, and experts determined it was one of Babooey's teeth. Rather is a self-admitted idiot.
  • Dan Rather 'Suspicious' Trump and Fox Are Faking Feud

    08/26/2015 7:21:12 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to fake news stories, if anyone's an expert it's Dan Rather . . . The disgraced former CBS News anchor has a new twist on the vast right-wing conspiracy. Instead of plotting against poor innocents like Bill and Hillary, those conspiratorial conservatives are now creating phony feuds among themselves! On Rachel Maddow's show tonight, Rather declared himself "suspicious" about the battle between Donald Trump and Fox News, suggesting that Trump and Roger Ailes might have "gotten together and planned out" the feud for their mutual benefit. View the video here.
  • The truth behind Dan Rathers exit from CBS

    07/20/2015 8:25:25 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 20, 2015
    Dan Rather is coming to your local movie theater. At least the story behind why hes no longer at CBS is. In Truth, Robert Redford plays Rather. Cate Blanchett plays his CBS producer Mary Mapes. In 2004, Rather reported that President George W. Bushs powerful father arranged to keep his son in the National Guard to prevent serving in Vietnam. The report caused such hoo-hah that a treasured 24-year anchorman lost his job. Dan: Ive read the script. Its serious. People behind it do a good job. Its two great actors. You couldnt want for a better cast. Redford playing...
  • Authorities: Gay slur carved into Utah man's arm was staged

    06/30/2015 10:52:59 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 30, 2015 | LINDSAY WHITEHURST
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A man who reported someone beat him and carved a homophobic slur into his arm staged the attacks, authorities in rural Utah said Tuesday. Millard County Sheriff Robert Dekker said Rick Jones, 21, could face charges after officers investigating the series of reported attacks found inconsistencies in the evidence. The Delta man eventually acknowledged faking the harassment, Dekker said. Brett Tolman, an attorney for Jones, said the reports were a cry for help initially directed toward people close to him, and Jones didn't realize how much attention they would get. "I think it's such good...
  • Most honest assessment of Obama EVER (from Muslims) (Video)

    06/29/2015 5:13:27 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 26 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | May 20, 2015 | MEMRI TV
    Hilarious - and completely honest - assessment from Egyptian TV commentators about Obama's bizarre statement that climate change is our greatest national security threat. The subtitles are REAL.
  • CNN reports ISIS flag at Pride March(really a sex toy flag)

    06/27/2015 1:58:52 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 36 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/27/15 | Tony hodges
    Cnn reports an isis flag at pride march but it's really just, well just see for yourself.
  • Washington Post Sees "Sign From The Heavens" In Double Rainbow Above White House (Shorten)

    06/26/2015 3:19:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Breitbart News
    As the mainstream media takes a boisterous victory lap over the Supreme Courts declaration of nationwide same-sex marriage, the Washington Post took the extra step of invoking the divine. Wonkblogs Ana Swanson wrote: Senior White House official Betsey Stevenson, a member of the Council of Economic Advisers, captured what looked like a sign from the heavens on Friday at 11 a.m. Stevenson snapped a photo of a rainbow that had appeared over the White House.
  • Actor James Morrison gets duped by fake Ted Cruz-Girl Scout cookie article

    05/11/2015 7:16:49 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 25 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 5/10/15 | twitchy.com
    I've been seeing this fake Cruz "news story" making the rounds on Facebook and it's already bamboozled some of my less-sharp pals. There's a fake USATODAY website out there (usatoday.com.co), with the look of USATODAY, that claims Ted Cruz stated that U.S. Military veterans should "self-fund via sales of cookies, like the Girl Scouts."
  • White Women Have Always Stolen Black Beauty

    06/14/2015 6:04:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 13, 2015 | Keli Goff
    White people have been reaping the rewards of appropriating black culture for years. At least Rachel Dolezal was doing it to educate others.Theres been a lot of outrage directed at Rachel Dolezal, the civil rights activist recently outed for passing as a black woman. But some of us are scratching our heads trying to figure out why Dolezals particular case has evoked such anger when shes simply doing what has been standard in American culture for years: hijacking aspects of black culture, and black beauty in particular, reaping the rewards while black women with the same attributes rarely do. According...
  • Duke Finds Person Responsible For Hanging Noose On Campus

    04/03/2015 5:38:00 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 70 replies
    "The identity of the student is being withheld in compliance with federal student privacy regulations. Officials are continuing their investigation to find out if others were involved." http://www.cbsnews.com/news/duke-finds-person-responsible-for-hanging-noose-on-campus/
  • Cat Owner Instant Karma (video)

    03/23/2015 1:22:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 15, 2015 | LiveLeak
    Cat Owner Instant Karma
  • Predictable. NY Times Crops Out George W. Bush from Selma March Photo

    03/08/2015 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Megyn Kelly ^ | 3/8/2015 | MEGYN KELLY
    The 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march was held in Selma, Alabama on Saturday. The New York Times cropped out the George and Laura Bush. Discrimination still exists in America. MRC reported:
  • Hollywood to Release Film Defending Dan Rather in Wake of Brian Williams Stolen Valor Lies

    02/16/2015 11:29:31 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    Talk about bad timing. Echo Lake Entertainment is set to release its independent film, Truth, the story of former CBS anchor Dan Rathers self-destruction. Its based on the 2006 book Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power by Mary Mapes, the discredited CBS producer. Mapes documents and defends Rathers 2004 attempts to use the forged Killian documents to portray former President George W. Bush as someone who shirked duty in Vietnam.
  • Brian Williams to Take Hiatus From NBC Nightly News

    02/07/2015 4:22:12 PM PST · by lbryce · 86 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 7, 2015 | Emily Steel
    Brian Williams said on Saturday that he was stepping aside from the daily broadcast of NBCs Nightly News for the next several days, after admitting that he had misled the public about being on a helicopter that was forced down in Iraq. In a memo to the NBC News staff, Mr. Williams said that Lester Holt, the anchor for Dateline, would step in as the network dealt with the issue. In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due...
  • Brian Williams Still Has a Lot of Questions To Answer About His Iraq Helicopter Story

    02/05/2015 1:48:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Slate ^ | February 4, 2015 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    Update, 11 p.m.: Brian Williams apologized on-air tonight for claiming that he was in a helicopter hit by an RPG in Iraq, but the version of events he gives in his apology is vague in a way that avoids addressing the main accusation of the soldiers quoted in Stars and Stripes questioning his accounts of events. Those soldiers, in Stars and Stripes' telling, say that not only was Williams not in a helicopter that was hit by an RPG, but that he was nowhere near the helicopters that were actually fired upon. Said Williams tonight: "I made a mistake in...
  • Rampell: Dangerously in denial on climate change

    01/20/2015 11:16:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | January 20, 2015 | Catherine Rampell, The Washington Post
    Last year, government scientists tell us, was the hottest year on record. This news is terribly what's the word? inconvenient. No, not for polar bears or drought victims or coastal dwellers. It's inconvenient for politicians across the country who, despite whatever data or overwhelming scientific consensus might be proffered, insist on denying global warming. In recent weeks, West Virginia has snatched national headlines for its attempts to doctor school science standards to discredit climate change. The sixth-grade science curriculum, for example, was amended so that, rather than having students "clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the...
  • In LA, CBS Station Pretends There Was a Real Kwanzaa Parade Yesterday

    12/28/2014 7:04:22 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/27/2014 | Tom Blumer
    What follows is an object lesson in why year-end best, worst and other lists shouldn't be published until the year actually ends. A Kwanzaa "parade" was held in Los Angeles yesterday. In reporting on the event, CBS Los Angeles published a work of fiction which absolutely belongs on any 2014 list of most embarrassing moments in journalism (HT Twitchy; bolds are mine):
  • Carr: Moonbats defend fable not the facts (Memogate and Rather referenced)

    12/14/2014 9:34:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | December 14, 2014 | Howie Carr
    WHO NEEDS THE TRUTH?: Dan Rather had to explain CBS’ fake story about President Bush 10 years ago. The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia has since suspended operations after Rolling Stone ran an article alleging a gang rape at the house. Again, a fake story. “Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.” You used to hear that occasionally in newsrooms, but the difference between then and now is, in the old days, they were kidding. Now, not so much. As the UVA rape story in the rag known as Rolling...
  • Rolling Stone apologizes for U.Va. rape article, admits misplaced trust in evidence

    Rolling Stone magazine admitted Friday that their trust in the source for an article documenting a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia was misplaced, following widespread speculation about the storys credibility. Managing Editor Will Dana apologized in a letter to readers Friday for the discrepancies in the accusers story. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/5/rolling-stone-apologizes-for-uva-rape-article-admi/#ixzz3L3JIvkJP Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Walmart workers scarce at Black Friday anti-Walmart protest in D.C.

    11/30/2014 12:31:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 29, 2014 | Sean Higgins
    Organizers of a post-Thanksgiving protest on behalf of workers at a Walmart in downtown Washington, D.C. identified only one of the participants as actually working at that store. The admission underscores the fact that few Walmart workers have been involved in the protests. "Thirty striking workers from Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland took part in todays protest, and Melinda Gaino, one of the striking workers, works at the H Street Store," said Julie Anderson, a spokeswoman for the 1.3 million member United Food and Commercial Workers union, which organized the event. Walmart spokesman Kory Lundberg claimed the number was far...
  • Video Hoax Purports to Show NYPD Racial Profiling, Islamophobia (tweeted by CAIR)

    10/24/2014 11:14:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Oct 24, 2014 5:40 pm | (The Five)
    Two video bloggers got press for posting a video which they claimed shows the NYPDs Islamophobia. In the video, two men wearing western clothes argue and push each other, and an officer does nothing. When dressed in Muslim garb, but acting the same way, they got a different reaction. The video was tweeted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Huffington Post called it a small glimpse into the ugly world of racial profiling.
  • Liberal bias in academia is destroying the integrity of research

    10/13/2014 4:48:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    NYP ^ | October 12, 2014 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    How reliable is academic research? Not very it seems, after noting that the Journal of Vibration and Control, a reputable academic publication, had to retract 60 different papers over the summer. The editors concluded that Chen-Yuan Chen, a researcher in Taiwan, had created a peer-review and citation ring. OK, its not exactly a Sopranos plot. But its pretty shady for the world of higher education. Chen went to great lengths to make up fake e-mail addresses and even assume the names of other scientists to write approvingly of his own research. In a sense, though, he was just exploiting the...
  • 7th Heaven Dad Stephen Collins and the Christian Rights Real Morality Tale (

    10/09/2014 5:31:58 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 37 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/8/14 | Amanda Marcotte
    A mere month after releasing the security video footage showing Ray Rice committing a horrific act of domestic violence, TMZ has outed another celebrity who would rather keep his abusive behavior secret. The tabloid website released the purported audio of Stephen Collins, a long-time actor most famous for his role as the pastor-dad on the WB show 7th Heaven, confessing to his wife during therapy his repeated sexual abuse of underage girls. The NYPD is investigating and at least one woman, the daughter of his first wife, is coming forward with accusations. - snip - While its always alarming to...
  • Liberals: Tea Party Planned White House Break-In, Seek to Assassinate the President

    09/30/2014 10:13:42 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 46 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/30/14 | Aurelius
    With the recent break-in at the White House, in which a man scaled the mansion's fence and made it inside, people across the nation are discussing its implications. Do we need a second fence? How could security be so lax? Is the President and his family safe? On the Left, however, the questions are different. Namely, they are: How can we blame Republicans for this? Are tea partiers behind this? And, of course, is the racist right-wing pushing for the President's assassination? A number of liberals on twitter and liberal websites such as Daily Kos and Democratic Underground shout a...
  • What If Counterfactuals Never Existed?

    09/29/2014 1:04:58 PM PDT · by oblomov · 54 replies
    New Republic ^ | 20 Sep 2014 | Cass R. Sunstein
    Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History by Richard J. Evans (Brandeis University Press) As everyone knows, the supreme court 
ruled six–three for Al Gore in the great dispute over the Florida recount in 2000. As everyone also knows, Gore emerged as the ultimate victor in that recount, and with his poetic and moving inauguration address he managed to unify a badly divided nation. For a long period, the Gore years continued the peace and prosperity established under President Clinton, punctuated by the successful prevention of an apparent terrorist plot in 2001, by the enactment of health care reform in 2003 (mocked...
  • Letter: Trayvon Martin had the right to self-defense against racist attack

    09/24/2014 8:16:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Corvallis Gazette-Times ^ | September 24, 2014 | Max Mania
    I was stunned by the anger and sarcasm Harry J. Mallory directed toward a dead teenager, Trayvon Martin, in the Sept. 17 letters. It was over the top and then some (Cartoon comparing Putin to Zimmerman case went too far). His reasoning seems pretty easy to understand: Trayvon was black; blacks are thugs; so all George Zimmerman did was create a dead thug. Sadly, this sort of (racism) seems pretty common among the far right these days. Heres what I remember: Trayvon Martin was simply walking home. George Zimmerman targeted him because he was black. Zimmerman followed Trayvon, even after...
  • Why Is Wikipedia Deleting All References To Neil Tysons Fabrication?

    09/18/2014 8:28:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 32 replies
    TheFederalist.com ^ | Sept. 18 2014 | Sean Davis
    [UPDATE: Early this morning, in a discussion thread about whether references to Neil deGrasse Tyson's history of quote fabrication should be added to Tyson's Wikipedia page, an editor stated that "no version of this event will be allowed into the article."] Religious fanatics have an odd habit of overreacting when people have the audacity to question their fanaticism. In Iraq, radical Islamic jihadists are systemically murdering and beheading Christians, Jews, and even Muslims who do not pledge fealty to ISIS’s religious tenets. Hundreds of years ago, church authorities and Aristotelian acolytes imprisoned Galileo for having the audacity to reject geocentrism...
  • Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight

    09/04/2014 7:46:43 PM PDT · by SueRae · 59 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/4/14 | Pamela McClintock
    RatPac, Echo Lake and FilmNation have boarded the Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett project James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's...
  • Toronto: Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight (Exclusive)

    09/04/2014 3:42:50 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 97 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/04/2014 | Pamela McClintock
    James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's sure to whet appetites). Mythology Entertainment is the driving force behind Truth, which was...
  • Letter: Re-enactment could be educational (Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin deaths)

    09/01/2014 9:18:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 1, 2014 | John C. Stevens
    I am having trouble understanding the error the teacher in Selma, Ala., made that was serious enough to warrant suspension without pay (Sixth-graders re-enact Missouri shooting; teacher suspended, Reuters article, Aug. 23 Dispatch). It sounds like a good idea to give an assignment requiring students to act out a current event. If the students themselves chose the Ferguson, Mo., shooting and the Trayvon Martin incident, perhaps they gained a deeper understanding of racism, crime and other societal problems. It would be a great exercise in communication, teamwork and addressing emotionally charged issues. The principal at the school was quoted as...
  • I Can Destroy Your Reputation and Career in Two Minutes

    09/01/2014 5:21:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    There is a new form of cyberbullying out there and it is scary, because it could derail the professional career of any conservative - even those working in apolitical jobs. Slimy folks like Busta Troll are hijacking Facebook pages of conservatives, replacing the content with goats and anti-conservative messages. Some believe a goat is used because it is a Satanic symbol; many of the conservatives are targeted because of their Christian or Jewish views. The conservative Citizens Post page on Facebook was hijacked by the Goatz Alliance, which also goes by the name Busta Troll, by pretending to be from...
  • Original Obama Dance Photo Leaked

    08/14/2014 10:39:46 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 95 replies
    MeshugeMikey | August 14, 2014 | MeshugeMikey
  • Assignment Asking Students Whether The Holocaust Was Real Results In Disturbing Answers And Grades

    07/16/2014 8:13:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    IJReview ^ | Caroline Schaeffer
    Approximately 2,000 eighth graders in the Rialto, CA, school district received a shocking in-class essay assignment in May, which led to an outcry from the community and a public apology from district administrators. The assignment asked students to discuss whether the Holocaust was an actual event in history, or whether it was merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain, the San Bernadino Sun reports. After the justified outrage ensued, district administrators insisted that not one single student had argued against the reality of the Holocaust. But the San Bernadino Sun, after sifting through hundreds of student...
  • Judge rules against George Zimmerman in NBC lawsuit

    06/30/2014 7:15:48 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 6/30/14 | Daniel Dahm
    Judge rules against George Zimmerman in NBC lawsuit Zimmerman claimed defamation in edited 911 call SANFORD, Fla. - A judge on Monday ruled against George Zimmerman in a defamation lawsuit he filed against NBC Universal over edited 911 calls made after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in 2012. In the ruling, Judge Debra S. Nelson said, "There are no genuine issues of material fact upon which a reasonable jury could find that the Defendants acted with actual malice."
  • Texas Politics To Be Lone Star Of New HBO Series

    06/16/2014 5:36:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | June 16, 2014 | Gregory Barber
    Between Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and Wendy Davis, Texas politicians in recent years have lived up to their state's reputation for producing larger-than-life characters. That makes the Texas political scene a natural for the Hollywood treatment. HBO has given God Save Texas, a drama about the state's often raucous political culture, the green light for development. It's set to unfold at the Texas statehouse, a perennial flashpoint for national debates about issues ranging from abortion to gun rights to the size and role of government. According to an early description first reported by Deadline.com, the show will follow an "idealistic...
  • Senator Pushes Hate Speech Surveillance Law

    06/03/2014 9:34:44 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 June 2014 | John Semmens
    Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass) is pushing legislation (S-2219) that would empower the federal government to monitor all media to ferret out hate speech. There is a large reservoir of bigotry in our population, Markey said. If we are to stamp it out we need to know who is spreading these vile thoughts. While we cant listen in on everybody at this point we can access all communications passing over the Internet and airwaves. The Senator denied his Bill is an invasion of privacy. The Internet and the airwaves are in the public domain, Markey asserted. In effect, this means that...
  • WH Benghazi emails have different quotes than earlier reported

    05/07/2014 4:40:45 PM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 40 replies
    Cbs ^ | May 16, 2013 | Major garrett
    ... On Friday, Republicans leaked what they said was a quote from Rhodes: "We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don't want to undermine the FBI investigation." But it turns out that in the actual email, Rhodes did not mention the State Department. It read: "We need to resolve this in a way that respects all of the relevant equities, particularly the investigation." Republicans also provided what they said was a quote from an email written by State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland. The Republican version quotes Nuland...
  • The Wife of Jesus Tale (Evidence Points to Forgery of "Jesus' Wife" Fragment)

    04/28/2014 12:04:46 PM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/5/2014 | Charlotte Allen
    ....Two weeks ago, on April 10, in a manner reminiscent of King’s carefully controlled original unveiling of the fragment, the Harvard Divinity School issued a press release declaring that a “wide range of scientific testing indicates that a papyrus fragment containing the words ‘Jesus said to them my wife’ is an ancient document” and that “its contents may have been composed as early as the second to fourth centuries.” Harvard had given an advance viewing of the test results and an interview with King to reporters for just three newspapers—the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Harvard student...
  • Heres What CBS Said in Response to Sharyl Attkissons Claims About Its Reporting Bias

    04/21/2014 7:11:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Blaze ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Original Title:Heres What CBS Had to Say in Response to Sharyl Attkissons Claims About Networks Reporting Bias CBS News on Monday responded to its former employee Sharyl Attkissons claims that the network indirectly discouraged her from doing investigative reporting critical of the Obama administration. Attkisson reported extensively on Benghazi and the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. The ex-CBS reporter later revealed that she didnt run into the same roadblocks while reporting on issues that hurt former President George W. Bush. She blamed a lot of the bias problems on special and corporate interests. n response to Attkissons public comments, CBS...