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  • How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into chaos

    11/19/2017 9:37:09 PM PST · by poinq · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/19/2017 | John Naughton
    ne of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has happened. Exhibit A is the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, whose political education I recently chronicled. But he’s not alone. In fact I’d say he is quite representative of many of the biggest movers and shakers in the tech world. We have a burgeoning genre of “OMG, what have we done?” angst coming from former Facebook and Google employees who have begun to realise that the cool...
  • 1,516 mass shootings in 1,735 days: America's gun crisis – in one chart(Hurl alert)

    11/06/2017 7:59:28 AM PST · by Ennis85
    The Guardian ^ | 2nd October 2017 | Guardian US interactive team and Sam Morris
    The municipality council in Älmhult Eva Ballovarre (S) wants to raise the tax so that the municipality can afford to take care of all “unaccompanied refugee children”. In that case, several millions may be invested in the so-called children
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Holy Guardian Angels (Gueranger)

    10/01/2017 10:47:42 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    White Greater Double Although the solemnity of the 27th of September celebrates the praises of all the nine glorious choirs, yet the piety of the faithful, in the latter ages, desired to have a special day consecrated to the Guardian Angels. Several churches having taken the initiative, and kept the Feast under various rites and on different days, Paul V (1608) authorized its celebration ad libitum. Clement X (1670) established it by precept as a Feast of double rite on the 2nd of October, the first free day after Michaelmas, on which it thus remains in some way dependent....
  • Soldiers Allege Laura Poitras, Had Foreknowledge of 2004 Iraqi Attack on U.S. Troops

    06/12/2013 6:28:09 AM PDT · by don-o · 36 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 12, 2013 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    When Edward Snowden decided he wanted to release details about the NSA's intelligence operations to the public, he reached out to Laura Poitras, a 49-year-old film maker and political activist opposed to the war on terror. As the Washington Post noted on Monday, Poitras had "the odd distinction of sharing a byline in The Washington Post and in London’s Guardian newspaper last week on two blockbuster stories." snip But perhaps it isn't such a mystery why the U.S. government might want to question Poitras if you simply crack open John R. Bruning's 2006 book, The Devil's Sandbox: With the 2nd...
  • Greg Gianforte: Fox News team witnesses GOP House candidate 'body slam' reporter

    05/25/2017 9:58:23 AM PDT · by yoe · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2017 | Alicia Acuna
    [snip] Faith, Keith and I arrived early to set up for the interview in a room adjacent to another room where a volunteer BBQ was to take place. As the time for the interview neared, Gianforte came into the room. We exchanged pleasantries and made small talk about restaurants and Bozeman. During that conversation, another man — who we now know is Ben Jacobs of The Guardian — walked into the room with a voice recorder, put it up to Gianforte's face and began asking if he had a response to the newly released Congressional Budget Office report on the...
  • Guardian to bring several hundred jobs to Bell Works (New Jersey)

    04/12/2017 6:08:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Asbury Park Press | April 12, 2017 | Michael L. Diamond
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.app.com/story/money/business/main-street/2017/04/12/guardian-bring-several-hundred-jobs-bell-works/100368164/
  • Swedish fake fact-checker page pulled from Facebook

    01/22/2017 10:22:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 22 January 2017 14:55 CET+01:00
    A Swedish fake fact-checking page reported on by Britain’s Guardian newspaper has been pulled from Facebook after a string of critical articles. The Mediekollen page, which purported to be a fact-checking website but instead itself pushed propaganda and fake news, was removed from Facebook on Friday afternoon after Viralgranskaren, a fact-checking site run by Sweden’s Metro newspaper, contacted Facebook to complain and wrote an article on the site. “We noticed that after we wrote the article, they wrote an article saying our article was fake,” Viralgranskaren’s Hugo Ewald told The Local. “I then posted some comments under that article, and...
  • The Scheme to Take Down Trump

    01/16/2017 12:14:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Consortium News ^ | January 14, 2017 | Daniel Lazare
    Exclusive: The U.S. intelligence community’s unprecedented assault on an incoming U.S. president – now including spreading salacious rumors – raises questions about how long Donald Trump can hold the White House, says Daniel Lazare. Is a military coup in the works? Or are U.S. intelligence agencies laying the political groundwork for forcing Donald Trump from the presidency because they can’t abide his rejection of a new cold war with Russia? Not long ago, even asking such questions would have marked one as the sort of paranoid nut who believes that lizard people run the government. But no longer. Thanks to...
  • Fake News: Guardian Caught Deceptively Editing Quotes from Julian Assange Interview

    12/29/2016 9:35:31 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/29/16 | LUCAS NOLAN
    The Guardian published fake news earlier this week, selectively editing quotes from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange about the Russian press and Donald Trump. {.. snip ..}
  • British journalist calls for assassination of President Trump

    11/14/2016 1:25:11 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/11/16 | David Rosenberg
    A British journalist is in hot water after she advocated for the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump. Monisha Rajesh, a freelance writer who contributes to the Guardian and has in the past published articles in the Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph set off a firestorm with a tweet last week, writing “IT’S ABOUT TIME FOR A PRESIDENTIAL ASSASSINATION!” Rajesh’s comment sparked a wave of angry responses on Twitter, and she ultimately shut down her account. Since then, petitions have circulated calling on the Guardian to cut all ties with Rajesh. Some have even suggested she should face criminal prosecution for...
  • What I learned after 100,000 miles on the road talking to Trump supporters

    11/03/2016 12:41:31 PM PDT · by RedStateRocker · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/3 | Chris Arnade
    "The first voter I heard mention Donald Trump’s name was a mechanic in a small town near my upstate New York home. It was days after Trump announced his run, and I was at the start of a drive across the United States. The man, like many Trump supporters then, didn’t want his name used or his picture taken. An outraged press was loudly mocking Trump and he was embarrassed. But he was clear why he would vote for Trump. “There’s no American dream for anyone who isn’t a lawyer or banker,” he said. “Everyone else, we are getting a...
  • New Survey of Gun Ownership Shows Bias Before Publication

    09/27/2016 7:00:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    ammoland ^ | 20 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The choice of those publications is highly instructive of the motives of the researchers.  The publications are The Trace, funded by Michael Bloomberg to promote citizen disarmament in the United States, and The Guardian, the British publication that is highly antagonistic to widespread gun ownership and the Second Amendment. From theguardian.com: The unpublished Harvard/Northeastern survey result summary, obtained exclusively by the Guardian and the Trace, estimates that America’s gun stock has increased by 70m guns since 1994. At the same time, the percentage of Americans who own guns decreased slightly from 25% to 22%. The lead author of the...
  • Hillary Clinton's slur unearthed to hurt Obama (New McCain ad)

    08/07/2008 4:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 146+ views
    The Guardian ^ | August 8, 2008 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The Democrats' acrimonious primary battle came back to haunt Hillary Clinton yesterday, a day before she sets off on her first solo campaign swing for Barack Obama, with John McCain using footage of her attacking the Democratic candidate in a new campaign ad. The ad, which was released on the internet, features a number of Democratic leaders - including Obama - offering praise for McCain. But only Clinton, who is the closing speaker, goes so far as to take a jab at Obama, in footage culled from one of her primary rallies. The ad surfaced a day before Clinton is...
  • Guardian admits reporter fabricated stories

    05/27/2016 8:30:51 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    The Australian ^ | 27th May 2016 | Darren Davidson
    The Guardian has been hit by a journalism ethics scandal after the newspaper admitted a reporter fabricated interviews and made up quotes in articles. Lee Glendinning, editor of Guardian US and a former Fairfax Media journalist, said reporter Joseph Mayton also falsely claimed to have been present at events he wrote about. The former deputy editor of Guardian Australia apologised to readers and to the “people whose words were misrepresented or falsified”. The newspaper, which was instrumental in campaigning for a British inquiry into press standards, has now removed 13 of contributor Mr Mayton’s articles from its website. Other articles...
  • Ghostbusters trailer is most disliked in YouTube history

    05/06/2016 8:10:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 2, 2016 | Catherine Shoard
    For a film to break records before its release is usually a good sign. But such records tend to be for advance ticket sales or most trailer views – they do not tend to register unusually high levels of online dissatisfaction. When the first look at footage from Paul Feig’s female-fronted Ghostbusters reboot debuted in March, the reaction encompassed outrage not only that the beloved comedy was being remade, but that the lead characters’ genders would be altered.
  • MPs call for immediate halt of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia

    02/04/2016 11:45:27 AM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 03 February 2016 | Patrick Wintour
    Kingdom’s military campaign in Yemen also prompts all-party group to urge government to back international inquiry ___ An all-party group of MPs has called for an immediate suspension of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia and an international independent inquiry into the kingdom’s military campaign in Yemen. The call from the international development select committee follows evidence from aid agencies to MPs warning that Saudi Arabia was involved in indiscriminate bombing of its neighbour
  • The Guardian equates Suicide to Self Defense in SHOT Show Coverage

    01/27/2016 8:02:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The left loves to use false comparisons of unrelated numbers to make bad arguments.  In a recent article about the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT)  Show in the Guardian, a far-left British newspaper, the reporters start with an off the cuff remark from an economics professor.  From the guardian.com: “People are buying guns as part of the American dream of freedom and liberty,” said Brauer, who is based at the Hull College of Business at Augusta University. “And also, the hope and the dream of being able to use guns in self-defence.” The Guardian then adds this: People...
  • And the Award Goes To…

    11/09/2015 6:23:29 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-9-2015 | MOTUS
    The Guardian finds it weird that Ben Carson’s house (that he paid for through his honest efforts) contains a room in the basement, next to the pool table, where all of the awards and citations he’s received (by virtue of his God-given skill combined with honest effort) are displayed. My! That’s a lot of awards!I wonder if they find it equally weird and egotistical that people like Michael Jordan have a trophy room in his home, Or that Beyoncé and Jay Z might have a room in one of their many homes where they display all their Grammys.Or that Oprah...
  • No, Carly Fiorina, a degree in medieval history doesn't qualify you to fight Isis

    10/06/2015 11:39:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Guadian ^ | 10/6/15 | David M Perry
    Carly Fiorina received a BA from Stanford in medieval history and philosophy almost 40 years ago, but she’s always ready to revisit her undergraduate glory days. Last Sunday, the Republican presidential candidate tried to burnish her national security credentials by claiming that her bachelor’s degree prepared her to fight Isis. She said: “Finally my degree in medieval history and philosophy has come in handy, because what Isis wants to do is drive us back to the Middle Ages, literally”. I’d like to state unequivocally that my years of training to become a professor of medieval history in no way make...
  • Guardian Columnist Julie Bindel Says Put All Males ‘In Some Kind of Camp’

    09/06/2015 12:25:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 140 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 09/06/2015 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Guardian Columnist Julie Bindel Says Put All Males ‘In Some Kind of Camp’ Posted on | September 6, 2015 | 0 Comments  England’s most influential radical feminist was asked whether she believes “heterosexuality will survive women’s liberation”:It won’t, not unless men get their act together, have their power taken from them and behave themselves. I mean, I would actually put them all in some kind of camp where they can all drive around in quad bikes, or bicycles, or white vans. I would give them a choice of vehicles to drive around with, give them no porn, they wouldn’t be able...