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  • Malkin's handy history of Fake Noose(BHM?)

    02/20/2019 5:09:23 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/20/2019 | Michelle Malkin
    Is it any wonder that American news consumers are at the end of their ropes of patience with the “mainstream media”? Three weeks ago, when I first documented troubling questions, contradictions and doubts about Trump-hating, attention-craving actor Jussie Smollett’s absurd hate crime claims, few in the “professional” journalism herd paid heed. Now, with a grand jury investigation on the horizon, everyone’s a Johnny-come-lately debunker. And everyone’s making excuses: How could we have known? Why would anyone lie about racism? What could have possibly prepared us for such a scandalous swindle? I’m especially looking at you, Robin Roberts. You and ABC’s...
  • Here are 50 campus hate-crime hoaxes The College Fix has covered since 2012

    02/20/2019 7:30:09 AM PST · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | February 18, 2019 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Two weeks before the Jussie Smollett case was revealed to be a hoax, The College Fix pretty much called it out as such. How did we know? Because we’ve seen it before. A lot. For the past seven years, we’ve chronicled dozens of similar examples nationwide on college campuses or perpetrated by students. In sum, more than 50 and counting. For starters, The College Fix tracked 9 campus hate-crime hoaxes between 2012 and 2014, as well as one that took place in 2011. Examples included two black students at Montclair State University who reported finding hateful and threatening graffiti aimed...
  • Reporter Andy Ngo: The List Of Fake Hate Crimes Is Pretty Long

    02/18/2019 1:55:48 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 12 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 2-18-19 | Jazz Shaw
    The Jussie Smollett investigation seems to have turned a corner over the past few days, but police haven’t issued a definitive statement yet. Regardless of what happens next, now seems like a good moment to remember that high-profile hate hoaxes have become a fairly common occurrence in the Trump era. Reporter Andy Ngo made a list on Twitter this morning: Andy Ngo ✔ @MrAndyNgo Right after Donald Trump’s election, the SPLC really stoked panic. A pro-gay Episcopal church in Indiana was vandalized w/“Heil Trump,” a swastika, & an anti-gay slur. Turns out it was the gay organ player who did...
  • Dan Rather-gate Remembered on Twitter

    02/15/2019 12:04:59 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 20 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | February 15, 2019 | Steve McIntyre
    one of the great things about the internet is that we can hear from an actual expert in destructive testing of gas cylinders in a controversy where condition of gas cylinder is of critical importance. Not just from NGOs and neocon think tanks. Dan Rather's downfall came because (as I recall) a typewriter specialist was able to recognize that fonts in forged document were not available in 1970s. An expert in relevant narrow topic observed detail that eluded the news reporters and think tanks. outing of Dan Rather was cool and one of first examples of outside eyes on establishment...
  • Former Lehigh Student Allegedly Poisoned Black Roommate, Wrote Racist Message In Dorm Room

    12/20/2018 3:55:21 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 18 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12/20/18 at 5:17 PM | Benjamin Fearnow
    A former Lehigh University student from China who was already facing ethnic intimidation charges against a black dormitory roommate is now accused of attempted homicide by trying to slowly poison him.
  • CNN Says Espy Backers Hope to Turn Anger Over Nooses 'Into Turnout'

    11/27/2018 5:40:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's "cui bono?" in Latin. Francophones ask, "à qui profite le crime?" Whatever your linguistic leanings, the point is the same. If you're trying to figure out who committed a crime, figure out who benefits from it. Let's apply the principle to the racially-charged Senate run-off race in Mississippi, in which the African-American Dem, Mike Espy, faces Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith. One day before today's election, two nooses are found at the state capitol. So . . . who benefits? CNN's Joe Johns supplied the answer on this morning's New Day: "The President defending Hyde-Smith, and directly attacking her challenger, the...
  • FBI: Hate crimes in U.S., CA surge in first year of Trump’s presidency

    11/19/2018 3:42:07 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 14, 2018 | Sarah Ravani
    U.S. hate crimes increased by 17 percent last year, federal officials said Tuesday, a surge driven by racial and anti-Semitic attacks and linked by some experts to the wider public emergence of white supremacists and other hate groups.
  • This Election Is Anything But Normal

    11/04/2018 5:38:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    Under normal circumstances, Republicans would be poised to lose Tuesday’s midterm elections by a landslide. History says dozens of seats in the House of Representatives flip in the first midterm of a new presidential administration. But history is a guide, not a rule. And current the circumstances of the country are anything but normal. I’m not talking about President Donald Trump and his Twitter account, though that certainly is outside the usual. I’m talking about what it is the opposition party is offering and the idea that some people, perhaps enough to flip the House, might take it considering...
  • From Trolling To Fleecing: Co-Creator Of ‘Q’ Hoax Explains Its Scary Evolution

    10/29/2018 8:37:17 AM PDT · by detective · 179 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 29, 2018 | Georgi Boorman
    A little less than a year after the first QAnon post, which has since led hundreds of thousands of news junkies down a conspiracy rabbit hole, news correspondent Jack Posobiec from One America News Network spoke with one of the co-originators of the “Q” persona who runs a group of individuals posing as a high-level government intelligence officer. On an anonymous “free speech” platform called 8Chan, they leave thousands of riddles, “clues,” odd questions, and cryptic lines as bread crumbs for their followers to help them in their search for truth. Many major media outlets have overviewed the nest of...
  • Is it time to punish false accusers? (Yes)

    10/17/2018 3:45:59 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | WENDY MCELROY
    Should deliberately false reports of sexual assault be subject to the same legal penalties as false reports of other felonies? Right now, accusers who lie about sexual abuse are criminally liable for filing a false report and perjury, as well as civil sanctions for defamation, but legal consequences rarely occur. The question was spotlighted by the accusations surrounding Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh. It was clear during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing: An accusation of sexual assault can devastate a man’s life, family and future. Those who reject the account of his main accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, don’t suggest bringing legal proceedings...
  • Bill Gates launches effort to help the world adapt to climate change

    10/16/2018 11:05:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    National Geographic ^ | October 16, 2018 | BY LAURA PARKER
    ... Until recently, the consequences of climate change were thought to be so far into the future that many average people, including those who live in coastal zones, declared they needn’t bother; they’d be long dead by the time catastrophe struck. No more. Climate change is here, costing billions of dollars every year to recover from destructive events. Without adapting to that new reality, the world will confront rising costs of disasters that put economic growth, health, and in some places, even survival at risk. To spur action, a coalition led by billionaire Bill Gates, former United Nations Secretary General...
  • The 1.6 Billion Dollar Hoax (Leftards will believe anything negative about Trump)

    03/15/2017 2:55:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | March 15, 2017 | Ken Bensinger, Jason Leopold, Craig Silverman and Megha Rajagopalan in Beijing
    An elaborate hoax based on forged documents escalates the phenomenon of “fake news” and reveals an audience on the left that seems willing to believe virtually any claim that could damage Trump. In the third week of January, an Israeli named Yoni Ariel flew from Tel Aviv to Rome carrying $9,000 in cash on a secret mission to bring down Donald Trump. There, he met with an Italian businessman. Seated at a table toward the rear of a café, away from the street where they might attract unwanted attention, Ariel recalled, he handed over the cash. In exchange he was...
  • [Catholic Caucus] For second time, Pope sends special envoy to Medjugorje

    05/31/2018 2:50:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Crux ^ | May 31, 2018 | Inés San Martín
    ROME - For the second time, Pope Francis is sending a special envoy to the famed site of Medjugorje, in this case to care for a local parish that sees millions of pilgrims arriving each year because of what some believe are apparitions of Mary Our Lady Queen of Peace at the Bosnian-Herzegovinian location.The Vatican announced Thursday that Archbishop Henryk Hoser, now retired as the Archbishop of Warsaw in Poland, has been appointed Apostolic Visitor “for an undetermined time” to the Saint James parish of Medjugorje, which is run by the Franciscan friars.His missions, according to a statement released by...
  • Facebook’s biggest Black Lives Matter page reportedly a ‘scam’ tied to middle-aged white Australian

    04/09/2018 11:10:52 PM PDT · by Trillian · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2018 | Victor Morton
    The biggest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook … was fake news. Citing “a review of the page and associated accounts and websites,” CNN reported Monday that the page titled Black Lives Matter “was a scam with ties to a middle-aged white man in Australia.” The official Black Lives Matter page (https://www.facebook.com/BlackLivesMatter) has less than 330,000 “Likes” and “Follows.” According to CNN, the Australian page had more than twice that many. Facebook had suspended the Australian page by the time of CNN’s Monday report, but only because, CNN claimed, “it had suspended a user account that administrated the page.” The...
  • East Palo Alto Man Arrested for Falsely Reporting Hate Crime

    01/12/2016 3:49:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 1/12 | Michelle Roberts
    A man who told police he was stabbed with a screwdriver in a Palo Alto parking garage by is now accused of making up the story. Over the summer, 19-year-old Jesus Cabrera told police he was verbally harassed by three white men, authorities said. He said the men made disparaging remarks about his ethnicity, and police in turn investigated the incident as a hate crime. He was arrested Friday after police say he admitted to making up the story. Police say Cabrera now claims he was stabbed by a rival graffiti crew in East Palo Alto while he was tagging...
  • Hate crime that sparked EMU protests deemed hoax

    10/28/2017 1:24:30 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 21 replies
    Leadership Insititue ^ | Oct 25, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    An alleged hate crime that sent Eastern Michigan University’s campus into racial unrest in has now been confirmed as a hoax by local authorities. As Campus Reform reported in September, students took to the streets to protest, and even blocked traffic at one point, in response to racist images found on campus, including “KKK” in red, white, and blue spray paint and “leave N*****s.” ... Now, M Live reports that officers have arrested 29-year-old Eddie Carlin, a black man who attended the institution for two years ...
  • Black Man Arrested In ‘KKK’ Graffiti Case At Eastern Michigan

    10/24/2017 10:44:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11:04 PM 10/23/2017 | Amber Athey
    A black man has been arrested in connection with a string of racist graffiti incidents at Eastern Michigan University that were protested by students on campus last fall. Eddie Curlin, 29, was arraigned Monday, Oct. 23, in Washtenaw County District Court on three counts of malicious destruction of property, four counts of identity theft and one count of using computers to commit a crime, reports MLive. The charges are related to three incidents of vandalism that appeared to be targeting the black community at EMU. In September 2016, EMU discovered “KKK” and “Leave N***ers” spray painted in red, white, and...
  • Sheriff shares new details about Las Vegas shooting investigation

    10/11/2017 12:42:00 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 57 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 10 Oct 2017 | Rachel Crosby
    Despite Mandalay Bay shooter Stephen Paddock’s history of high-stakes gambling, he had no known gambling debts, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Tuesday. And, contrary to published reports, Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, told investigators in Los Angeles she had no concerns about his mental health. In an extensive interview Tuesday with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Lombardo clarified those details and provided new information about the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 concertgoers and left nearly 500 injured. The sheriff said investigators have made contact with Paddock’s entire “family tree,” including the shooter’s two ex-wives. Their conversations have shed new light...
  • The ‘Noose’ Discovered In A Michigan State Dormitory Was Someone’s Lost SHOELACE

    10/06/2017 6:44:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/6/17 | Eric Owens
    Officials at Michigan State University investigated and released strongly worded statements earlier this week because a female student claimed to find a noose on the handle of a stairwell door in a residence hall.Turns out, the alleged “noose” was just a stray shoelace.The first report of the packaged leather shoelace someone decided was a noose occurred on Wednesday morning, reports the Lansing State Journal.Police — and, of course, the office of institutional equity — investigated the shoelace after a female student reported it as a noose. The president of Michigan State University, Lou Anna Simon, rapidly released a statement denouncing nooses...
  • David Horowitz: Charlottesville Is Biggest 'Fake News' of Summer

    08/16/2017 1:00:05 PM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 16, 2017 | David Horowitz
    The tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, could have been an occasion to stop and consider how the tolerance for politically correct violence and politically correct hatred is leading the nation toward civil war. Instead, the media and the political left have turned this incident into the biggest fake news story of the summer, transforming its real lessons into a morality play that justifies war against the political right, and against white people generally.