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  • 'Call the police': Shocking moment customer in 'Impeach Trump' shirt is denied service at [tr]

    08/10/2018 5:24:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 10, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    The hidden camera series What Would You Do? is airing a special episode on Friday night that focuses on politically-themed clothing. In a clip obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, one man learns what it is like to walk into a diner wearing a shirt that calls for President Trump's impeachment. He sits down and is greeted by another actor portraying the restaurant manager, who informs him that he will not serve him in an 'Impeach 45' shirt, prompting one man nearby to urge the manager to call authorities.
  • Dan Rather: Trump criticism of media is 'straight out of Orwell'

    07/29/2018 5:55:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Veteran journalist Dan Rather said on Friday that President Trump’s false statements about and attacks on the media are "straight out of Orwell." The former longtime CBS News anchor told CNN’s Don Lemon that Trump is "authoritarian" and wants people to believe that "the one and only truth comes from him." [Snip] "As several people have said before me, he is not just attacking the truth, he wants to annihilate the truth," the former anchor added. "He wants to move us completely into the post-truth political era in which there’s no such thing as objective facts." Rather added that there...
  • National Geographic Admits 'Starving Polar Bear' Was a Bit of a Fraud

    07/28/2018 7:38:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | July 27, 2018 | S. Noble
    Remember that video of an emaciated Baffin Island polar bear that went viral last December? It became the poster bear for climate change. National Geographic made a stunning admission - it was a bit bogus. The Statement: National Geographic went too far in drawing a definitive connection between climate change and a particular starving polar bear in the opening caption of our video about the animal. We said, "This is what climate change looks like." While science has established that there is a strong connection between melting sea ice and polar bears dying off, there is no way to know...
  • The 2 ways Russia may have helped Trump steal the election aren't what you think

    07/15/2018 6:40:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Philly ^ | 7/15/18 | Will Bunch
    **SNIP** The Russia-interference-was-no-big-deal crowd also clings to the fact there’s no evidence of the greatest fear when it comes to election stealing — that hackers accessed electronic voting systems on election night and changed vote totals to hand the contest to Trump. And yet — buried beneath the headlines on Friday’s indictments — were two largely new revelations that dramatically elevated the possibility that Russian meddling wasn’t just morally and criminally wrong but actually went a long way toward snatching victory away from Clinton and handed it to Trump on Election Day. — Hacking of state voter rolls. — The...
  • Supreme Court rules narrowly for Colorado baker who wouldn't make same-sex wedding cake

    06/04/2018 7:26:16 AM PDT · by hercuroc · 271 replies
    Cnbc.com
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a narow victory to a Christian baker from Colorado who refused for religious reasons to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
  • How Stormy Daniels tried to sell story about her one-night-stand with Donald Trump for $200,000

    03/29/2018 2:52:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 03-29-2018 | By Martin Gould
    Stormy Daniels's manager offered her client's story to celebrity magazines, television shows and websites in the run-up to the 2016 election The titillating tell all was peddled to the media around October 17, three weeks before the election But the adult actress apparently had no takers as Hillary was expected to win at the time, and Stormy's story would have been worth a fraction of her asking price Daniels then accepted the $130k from Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen, who had made her the offer after Trump won the nomination 'It looks to me that she accepted Cohen's money because she...
  • Dan Rather: ‘Delusional’ Trump Is Like a ‘Fertilizer Spreader in a Windstorm’

    02/25/2018 4:20:12 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 25, 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” former CBS “Evening News” anchor Dan Rather likened President Donald Trump to a “fertilizer spreader in a windstorm.”
  • From the Front Lines of the Government Shutdown

    01/22/2018 10:53:42 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 26 replies
    Various sources | 1/22/2018 | By Laz A. Mataz (and others)
    I intercepted a note from a combatant in the government shutdown. I shall publish it here: Dear Wife, I take my pen in hand, during this Damnable Goverment Shutdown, to inform you that I am well at present and hope these few lines may find you all enjoying the same blessing. Tis hard to see the mighty prancing Democrat Congress, trampling the dying veterans and children beneath their merciless feet. No dear wife, near to speak a word of comfort. No living sister or Mother to administer relief in that hour the most sad in the history of humanity. O...
  • Tracking Russian propaganda.Trouble w/a new automated effort to expose Moscow's active measures...

    01/20/2018 8:49:01 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 9 replies
    Researchers at The Alliance for Securing Democracy, an initiative housed at The German Marshall Fund of the United States, say they’ve been observing and monitoring “Russian online influence” for three years, so it’s a good bet that they took notice of PropOrNot’s spectacular failure, while developing the “Hamilton 68 Dashboard,” released on August 2. According to The German Marshall Fund, the “dashboard” is designed to “shed light on Russian propaganda efforts on Twitter in near-real time.” The “Hamilton 68” website offers a dozen automatically-updated columns tracking “trending hashtags,” “trending topics,” “top domains,” “top URLs,” and so on. “Our analysis is...
  • Google Suspends Fact Check Project, Crediting TheDCNF Investigation With Decision

    01/20/2018 9:01:47 AM PST · by shove_it · 12 replies
    DailyCaller via /Drudge ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | Eric Lieberman
    Google says it is discontinuing its fact-check feature because it proved to be too faulty for public use, directly attributing the decision to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The company has no date set for when it will return, if ever. “We launched the reviewed claims feature at the end of last year as an experiment with the aim of helping people quickly learn more about news publications,” a spokeswoman for Google told TheDCNF, while also adding that TheDCNF was the catalyst for the recent move. “We said previously that we encountered challenges in our systems that...
  • Author Michael Wolff fired at Trump, but ultimately missed his target

    01/09/2018 11:26:23 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 29 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Jan 09, 2018 | Leonard Pitts
    America desperately wanted this book. America desperately needed it, too. That’s why “Fire and Fury,” by journalist Michael Wolff, which purported to be a fly-on-the-wall, inside view of life in the Trump White House, shot to Number One on Amazon.com last week after Donald Trump’s lawyers tried to suppress it. It’s why bookstores had to back order. Unfortunately, Wolff did not deliver the book he promised. Granted, “Fire and Fury” is juicy as a summer peach, filled with gossipy takedowns of pretty much every boldface name in Trump Land. Anthony Scaramucci emerges as “a shameless self promoter,” Kellyanne Conway, as...
  • Fire and Fury Falsely Claims John Boehner Resigned in 2011, Other Editing Errors

    01/07/2018 7:47:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury has been questioned for its truthfulness, but as critics read through the salacious material in a supposed exposé tell-all on President Donald J. Trump's administration, it is apparent that Wolff gets basic facts wrong and has other editing errors.One such example is his claim that Donald Trump did not know who Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) was in 2015. But, as pointed out by Buzzfeed’s Henry Gomez, the author also gets the year that Boehner resigned incorrect as well. So, not only does Trump not knowing Boehner ring false, Wolff also writes...
  • Trump book author says his revelations will bring down U.S. president

    01/06/2018 6:32:23 AM PST · by mandaladon · 194 replies
    Reuters ^ | William Schomberg
    LONDON (Reuters) - The author of a book that is highly critical of Donald Trump’s first year as U.S. president said his revelations were likely to bring an end to Trump’s time in the White House. Michael Wolff told BBC radio that his conclusion in “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”-- that Trump is not fit to do the job -- was becoming a widespread view. “I think one of the interesting effects of the book so far is a very clear emperor-has-no-clothes effect,” Wolff said in an interview broadcast on Saturday. “The story that I have told...
  • Trump book author Michael Wolff made a damaging admission on the ‘Today’ show

    01/05/2018 2:42:40 PM PST · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5 Jan 2018 | Callum Borchers
    Author Michael Wolff bolstered President Trump's effort to discredit the new book “Fire and Fury” on Friday when he acknowledged in a “Today” show interview that he had been willing to say whatever was “necessary” to gain access at the White House. Wolff's admission does not directly undermine the veracity of his reporting, but it creates the appearance that he might have approached some members of the president's team under false pretenses, leading sources to believe that when they opened up they were speaking to a sympathetic ear. That's a bad look — one which the White House can use...
  • Mainstream media errors in the Trump era: Your catalogue of the media's bias-fueled failure-fest

    01/01/2018 12:02:16 PM PST · by jiggyboy · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 31, 2017 | Becket Adams
    The press' credibility problem took a turn for the worse this year. Chalk it up to bias, sloppiness, or sheer panic in response to the election of Donald Trump, but the bottom line for 2017 is that there was a shocking decline in the quality and reliability of political journalism. Instead of adjusting adeptly to Trump's easy relationship with the truth and his tendency to abuse members of the news media, a significant number of political journalists and commentators tripped over themselves to repeat every bit of gossip, thinly sourced claim and half-cocked rumor. These stories fell short of the...
  • Facebook ditches fake news flag after admitting it was making the problem worse

    12/21/2017 7:38:15 PM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 12/21/2017 | Margi Murphy
    acebook is getting rid of its fake news red flags because they were making fabricated media reports appear more believable to its users. The social network began showing "disputed" warnings next to articles in December to alert people that third party fact-checking websites deemed them misleading. It will now show a selection of “related articles” next to offending stories instead. These will give more context and could help people learn the facts surrounding a situation through reputable media publications. The U-turn was prompted by research suggesting users would actually believe fake news even if it was flagged as incorrect or...
  • The Atlantic: Internet Porn Is Killing the Environment

    12/15/2017 12:54:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Breitbart Tech ^ | 14 Dec 2017 | Charlie Nash
    The Atlantic claims online pornography is killing the environment at a greater pace than physical pornography ever did, in an article this week. “So many people watch porn online that the industry’s carbon footprint might be worse now that it was in the days of DVDs and magazines,” declared Atlantic writer Matt Kessler. […] … “Using a formula that Netflix published on its blog in 2015, Nathan Ensmenger, a professor at Indiana University who is writing a book about the environmental history of the computer, calculates that if Pornhub streams video as efficiently as Netflix (0.0013 kWh per streaming hour),...
  • ABC News Is Reeling From Brian Ross’s Botched Report

    12/04/2017 5:24:51 PM PST · by catnipman · 79 replies
    “Everyone is just in shock and very upset,” said one ABC News staffer after Ross got a major piece of news wrong about the FBI investigation.
  • ABC News Raked For ‘Clarification’ Then ‘Correction’ Of Brian Ross Flynn Reporting

    12/02/2017 7:01:38 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    ABC News Raked For ‘Clarification’ Then ‘Correction’ Of Brian Ross Flynn Reporting [Privacy Badger has replaced this AddThis button.] By Chris Ariens on Dec. 2, 2017 - 9:24 AMComment On ABC Friday, following news that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had pleaded guilty in the Russia probe, correpsondent Brian Ross reported during an on air special report that Flynn, “is prepared to testify that Pres. Trump–as a candidate, Donald Trump–ordered him, directed him to make contact with the Russians, which contradicts all that Donald Trump has said at this point.” ABC was forced to first clarify, then correct Ross’s...
  • Dan Rather Laments The Fact That Nearly 50% of Americans Think the Media ‘Make Up Stories’

    11/08/2017 12:16:31 PM PST · by drewh · 27 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 7, 2017 5:37 pm | Alex Griswold
    Former CBS journalist Dan Rather appeared on NBC "Today" on Tuesday where he lamented on the American people's lack of trust in the media. "There’s a recent poll that said nearly half of people think the media make up stories," host Savannah Guthrie noted. "The media itself is under fire." "What do you think the media needs to do better to enhance its own credibility?" she asked. "We need to do a better job, we need to do our job. Our job is to bear witness, to be honest brokers of information, to be as accurate and fair as we...