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  • CBS Corporation to donate $20 million to Time's Up and 17 other groups after Les Moonves ouster

    12/14/2018 11:26:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | December 14, 2018 | by Kate Smith
    Time's Up Legal Defense Fund and Time's Up Entertainment are among the 18 recipients of a $20 million donation from CBS Corporation, an amount determined when Leslie Moonves was pushed out as CEO over sexual misconduct allegations, according to a press release issued Friday. The money was earmarked for groups focused on "eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace." The funds will be distributed within 60 days of execution of the agreement, according to a person familiar with the arrangement. The amount each group will receive was based on their proposal and "capacity to absorb funds relative to their annual budgets."...
  • Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation for misuse of funds, pay to play: report

    12/14/2018 11:00:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 13, 2018 | By Dartunorro Clark
    The investigation began in part after federal agents seized materials from the president's former personal attorney Michael Cohen. President Donald Trump's inaugural committee is under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan for pay to play and misspending some of the $107 million it raised from donations, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The probe was launched by the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan, the paper said, citing people familiar with the investigation. The investigation, which is reportedly in its early stages, is looking into whether some of the committee's top donors gave money to gain access to the...
  • Trump confides to friends he's concerned about impeachment [fake news]

    12/13/2018 10:44:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 13, 2018 | By Carol E. Lee (D), Kristen Welker (D) and Nicolle Wallace (D)
    WASHINGTON - Despite President Donald Trump's public declaration that he isn't concerned about impeachment, he has told people close to him in recent days that he is alarmed by the prospect, according to multiple sources. Trump's fear about the possibility has escalated as the consequences of federal investigations involving his associates and Democratic control of the House sink in, the sources said, and his allies believe maintaining the support of establishment Republicans he bucked to win election is now critical to saving his presidency. The president has been on a days-long tirade, sources tell NBC News, lashing out at his...
  • 5 things the Trump admin has done that go against its climate change warning

    12/10/2018 11:29:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | December 10, 2018 | By Gregory Wallace
    Washington - Since the Trump administration released its blockbuster report on the day after Thanksgiving outlining the dire environmental and economic impacts of climate change, it has made a series of policy and diplomatic decisions or statements that appear run counter to all of the warnings in the report. Here's what the administration has said and done since Thanksgiving: Coal rule rollback: The Environmental Protection Agency last week proposed relaxing regulations for newly-built coal-fueled power plants. Combined with another proposal to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, the two rules would overhaul the way coal-fired plants are built and regulated....
  • Was Sun columnist paid off for pro-Trudeau opinion piece?

    12/09/2018 9:54:06 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/18 | Arthur Weinreb
    Objective journalism in Canada’s mainstream media is effectively dead It’s no secret Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has come under heavy criticism lately. His popularity began to tank when he went on his disastrous trip to India and, with his constant wardrobe changes, showed the entire world what a fool he is. Will he and the Liberals win the next election scheduled to be held in October of next year? Lorne Gunter, writing an opinion piece in the Sun newspaper, thinks he will.
  • Mic Lays Off Majority of Staff (hipper, more lib version of Vox)

    11/29/2018 11:14:49 AM PST · by gaijin · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov 29th, 2018 | Jill Disis
    New York (CNN Business)The digital news company Mic has laid off most of its staff, a spokesperson for the company confirmed. The layoffs were first reported Thursday by Recode. It is not yet clear exactly how many employees were affected. Mic declined to comment beyond confirming the Recode report. The company was founded in 2011, and for the past several years has branded itself as a news website geared toward millennials. Mic Publisher Cory Haik also resigned Thursday. In a note to staff that was obtained by CNN Business, Haik called journalism a "tough business."(continued at link)
  • Opinion: The illegal immigration ‘crisis’ is Trump-made

    11/28/2018 12:15:31 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2018 | By Jennifer Rubin
    <p>Those in the reality-based discussion about immigration have pointed out for years that the “crisis” of illegal immigration isn’t a crisis at all and, in fact, that the outflow of people along the southern border has topped the inflow. Pew Research has released a new study confirming exactly this - and demonstrating that the progress in thwarting illegal entries was made under the George W. Bush and Obama administrations (which did not resort to child separations).</p>
  • Race, Trump factors in final U.S. Senate race of 2018, in Mississippi

    11/27/2018 11:41:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 27, 2018 | by John Whitesides (D-Reuters)
    Voters in Mississippi on Tuesday will decide a U.S. Senate special election runoff marked by racial controversy and capped by a last-minute visit by President Donald Trump to shore up the beleaguered Republican incumbent. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, a white former state lawmaker who was appointed to the seat in April, is still favored over black Democrat Mike Espy in the reliably Republican state, which has not sent a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1982. But she has been engulfed in a political storm since a video surfaced showing her praising a supporter at a Nov. 2 public event by...
  • Trump is right, jobs for black Americans abound. Here's why it may not last

    11/26/2018 11:55:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 26, 2018 | by Howard Schneider (D-Reuters)
    MEMPHIS - Ask Memphis residents and they might say that President Donald Trump got this one right: this is the best job market as far as many in this majority black city can remember. For single mother Latasha Harwell, it has meant finally landing a full time job as a medical assistant, one with the regular 9 to 5 hours she needs so she can care for her kids. Chiquita Clayton says she has an open offer to move from part-time to full-time work at a FedEx warehouse; forklift driver Kendrick Jefferson got $3 dollar an hour more for switching...
  • The greatest threat to American journalism: the loss of neutral reporting

    11/23/2018 8:40:17 AM PST · by b4its2late · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/18 10:30 AM EST | BY John Solomon, Opinion Contributor
    Over the past several months, I’ve watched, read and heard much about the potential Armageddon facing the profession of journalism. I’ve watched colleagues proclaim that “fake news” attacks by President Trump, crowd chants of “enemies” and the expulsion of CNN’s Jim Acosta from the White House press room pose the greatest threats to news reporting in history. I respectfully disagree. ADVERTISEMENT To be fair, there are many dangers I recognize and many fears I see as justified. Forty-five members of the news media have died in the line of duty this year, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The...
  • In every tally of hate crimes, blacks are the most frequent victims

    11/21/2018 12:10:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 21, 2018 | By Janell Ross
    In a recent interview, Michelle Obama helped illuminate an element of black American life rarely discussed in the absence of massive tragedy and more often dismissed or downplayed: the constant threat of violence based on hatred. Speaking with Oprah Winfrey, Obama said she cannot and will not ever forgive President Donald Trump for stoking a racist conspiracy theory about her husband’s birthplace, because it could easily have inspired the wrong person to take violent action. She and her family have had to live with the risk and manage the toll. What Obama described is at once a distinct experience -...
  • Acosta Is a Symptom of Dead Left-wing Journalism

    11/09/2018 8:57:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 9, 2018 | John Dempsey
    Let’s be clear. Journalism has been ruined for some time now, decades in fact. The American legacy media has left-wingers who have failed to put their political feelings aside when reporting facts. They use word gymnastics to create a false narrative and sway public opinion. Our Founding Fathers wanted a free press to keep the government in check, but the liberal media destroyed their intention.This week Jim Acosta had his White House press credentials pulled. President Trump was answering questions during a press briefing when he called on Acosta. These two have a contentious relationship already. Acosta mentioned the Central...
  • Acosta vs Trump is a fight that has no winners

    11/08/2018 12:44:11 PM PST · by John David Powell · 54 replies
    Gone to Texas ^ | Nov. 8, 2018 | John David Powell
    Acosta needs to put on his big-boy pants and be something other than an attention grabber working to strengthen his position for the next round of contract negotiations. Trump needs to realize he is the president of everyone and is above the pettiness of petulant journalists. And both of them need to realize rolling in the mud with the pigs may be fun, but in the end, you all become sausage.
  • Trump agenda at stake as voters decide control of U.S. Congress

    11/06/2018 2:25:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 6, 2018 | by John Whitesides
    Americans cast votes on Tuesday to decide whether Donald Trump’s Republicans maintain their grip on the U.S. Congress, or if Democrats gain the power to slow the president’s agenda after a divisive campaign marked by clashes over race, immigration and trade. The first national elections since Trump captured the White House in a stunning 2016 upset are a referendum on the polarizing president and a test of whether Democrats can turn the energy of the liberal anti-Trump resistance into victories at the ballot box. The Democrats have a good chance of winning at least the U.S. House of Representatives, but...
  • 2018 midterm election is a "referendum on us," political experts say

    11/06/2018 12:08:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | November 6, 2018
    Many consider today's midterm election a referendum on President Trump, but one Pulitzer Prize-winning historian says otherwise. "I think it's a collective mirror on us, who we vote as our leaders, where we are going as a country, what are our values," Doris Kearns Goodwin said Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." CBS News contributor and former "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer agreed. "President Trump has made this, he wants it to be, a referendum on him. I mean, he thinks most things are a referendum on him. But that is beside the point," Schieffer said. "I think it's a...
  • Trump, citing no evidence, doubles down on 'illegal voting' claim before Election Day

    11/05/2018 1:02:32 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 5, 2018 | By Dartunorro Clark
    Hours before Election Day, President Donald Trump on Monday continued to warn, without evidence, about the prospect of "illegal voting." "All you've got to do is go around, take a look what's happened over the years and you'll see," Trump told reporters before departing from Joint Base Andrews for the first of three campaign rallies Monday. "There are a lot of people ... that try and get in illegally and actually vote illegally, so we just want to let them know that there will be prosecution at the highest level." Trump has repeatedly, as a candidate and as president, said...
  • NBC pulls Trump immigration ad after backlash

    11/05/2018 9:11:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 5, 2018 | By Claire Atkinson
    NBC said on Monday morning that it will no longer air an immigration ad from President Donald Trump, widely derided as racially divisive, that aired during the network's NFL coverage on Sunday night. "After further review, we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible," said Joe Benarroch, a spokesperson for NBC's advertising sales department. NBC came under fire for airing the commercial during its Sunday NFL coverage of a game between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers. The ad aired 18 times across...
  • Trump: 'The fake news is creating violence'

    11/02/2018 1:13:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 2, 2018 | By Lauren Egan
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - President Donald Trump attacked the media on Friday afternoon, accusing reporters of inciting violence just one week after a series of explosive devices were mailed to critics of the president, as well as one media outlet. “You know what, you’re creating violence by your question. You are creating. You," Trump said at the White House as he left for a campaign rally, pointing to a reporter who said some had suggested the president's rhetoric could be encouraging violence. "...The fake news is creating violence." “I'll tell you what, if the media would write correctly and write accurately...
  • Analysis: Democrats refuse to take Trump's home stretch bait

    11/02/2018 10:26:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 2, 2018 | By Jonathan Allen
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Democrats are refusing to take President Donald Trump's bait. In the run-up to next Tuesday's crucial midterm elections, Trump's push to turn out his base has included a raft of divisive policy proposals, controversial political statements and even a racially charged ad from his re-election campaign. He's announced that he's contemplating a plan to roll back protections for transgender students, sending a war-sized force of U.S. troops to the southern border with instructions to shoot migrants if they throw rocks, and writing an executive order ending the 14th Amendment's guarantee of citizenship for those born inside...
  • Paul Zimmerman, acclaimed NFL writer known as 'Dr. Z,' dead at 86

    11/02/2018 7:10:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 2, 2018 | Kevin Kenney
    For decades, Paul Zimmerman was Sports Illustrated’s “Dr. Z,” the analytical and opinionated football guru who penned erudite and insightful columns, picked games, wrote mock drafts, knew everybody and was known by everybody. But before Zimmerman worked his word magic for SI, he did so for The Post from 1966-1979 — covering the Jets, writing general sports columns with an emphasis on the NFL and becoming an early pioneer of in-depth analysis using the then-new technology of videotape. He even wrote a wine column.