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  • 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Dan Rather Laments That Americans Think the Media ‘Make Up Stories’

    11/07/2017 3:10:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 91 replies
    Dan Rather Laments That Americans Think the Media ‘Make Up Stories’ Y: Alex Griswold November 7, 2017 5:37 pm 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...
  • Man admits fake hate-crime report, faces probation

    09/27/2017 7:19:18 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 27 replies
    Times Union ^ | 5 Sept 2017 | By Robert Gavin
    Andrew King has admitted he spray-painted swastikas on his own home and lied about it to police. King, who will turn 55 on Friday, pleaded guilty last week to falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor. He will receive three years of probation ...
  • Fake News: Labels Democratic Senator Menendez as a Republican

    09/06/2017 3:32:42 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 09/06/2017 | Curtis Houck
    On Wednesday, published an Associated Press dispatch on the bribery trial of Democratic Senator Bob Menendez (N.J.), but there was one huge problem in that Menendez was labeled a Republican. Translation? NBC News saw no reason to engage in basic proofreading or got caught red-handed in the act of liberal bias. The unauthored post sat for well over two hours before being changed. offered a correction at the bottom of the story: “CORRECTION (Sept. 6, 2017, 5:35 p.m.): An earlier version of this article misstated the party affiliation of Menendez. He is a Democrat, not a Republican.” Seeing...
  • Dan Rather: "Hurricane Vladimir" Is "Approaching Category Four" For Trump Presidency

    08/31/2017 6:44:57 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 96 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/31/2017 | Tim Hains
    On Wednesday's edition of 'All In With Chris Hayes,' former CBS News anchor Dan Rather discusses the president's "fear" over the investigation into his alleged ties to Russia. DAN RATHER: This is unique like so much with President Trump's presidency. First of all, we have never had a first-term president get off to such a chaotic, unsteady start as this. The general pattern is the president is most popular when he first comes into office and then in the nature of things, his popularity declines. But what you're seeing with President Trump -- and I think it's very clear, Chris...
  • "Unite The Right" organizer, Jason Kessler, was an "CNN assignment editor"?

    08/14/2017 4:27:17 PM PDT · by ETL · 132 replies
    Poll: Most New Yorkers side with protesters By CNN Assignment Editor Jason Kessler October 17th, 2011 Street protests grow after unions’ endorsement By Jason Kessler and Michael Martinez, CNN October 5, 2011 endorse, will join Occupy Wall Street protests By Jason Kessler and Michael Martinez October 4, 2011
  • Hillary Clinton Is President in an Alternate Universe, Where America Is Great Again

    07/12/2017 9:24:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 12, 2017 | Chris Riotta
    Hillary Clinton sits behind the resolute desk in the Oval Office, pulling out a large blue binder and a jar of hot peppers—her typical snack as the leader of the free world. It’s 9:30 p.m., and madam president spent the day successfully rallying House Republicans and Democrats behind a health care bill that will improve upon her predecessor’s landmark initiative, the Affordable Care Act. The bill passed an hour ago, but she isn’t anywhere near done fulfilling her duties to the American people. “I won’t be taking any more calls,” Clinton tells senior adviser Huma Abedin, who is walking toward...