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  • Student Journalist ‘Canceled’ Over Jacob Blake Tweet on Sexual Assault

    09/18/2020 6:10:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 18, 2020 | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    An Arizona State University journalism student said she is latest victim of “cancel culture” — having been removed from her role at the school’s radio station for tweeting about Jacob Blake’s past accusations of sexual assault. Rae’Lee Klein, the 21-year-old former station manager of the student-run station, was first targeted last month when she tweeted a New York Post article revealing the details behind Blake’s arrest warrant, she said. “Always more to the story, folks,” Klein tweeted on her personal account with a link to The Post’s story. “Please read this article to get the background of Jacob Blake’s warrant....
  • Oregon Passed a Law Prohibiting Undercover Watchdog Journalism and Project Veritas Is Striking Back

    08/26/2020 6:03:54 AM PDT · by ptsal · 13 replies
    RedState ^ | Aug 25, 2020 | Brandon Morse
    Democrats and their leftist activist organizations are being proactive in their quest to keep the swamp as full and filthy as possible and to do that they have to make sure that undercover investigative groups such as Project Veritas can’t operate within the state. Oregon Democrats passed a “two-party consent law” making it illegal to record anyone in the state without their knowledge, but Project Veritas isn’t giving up. Project Veritas CEO, James O’Keefe, has struck up a lawsuit that seeks to change this law so that investigations can resume. O’Keefe was joined by attorney Ben Barr who announced the...
  • NBC News Essay: COVID-19 and school openings are a dangerous mix. Don't force us students to risk it.

    08/02/2020 5:33:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | August 2, 2020 | By Sadie Bograd, rising high school senior
    I’m sad that I missed the prom last spring. I’m sad that I missed my final day of 11th grade and saying goodbye to my graduating senior friends. I’m even sad that I missed studying for finals and taking AP tests in a crowded gymnasium and experiencing the exhausted feeling of relief that follows. But that doesn’t mean I think we should have kept schools open. Unhappy as I may feel, I know the momentary joy of a school dance, even one as momentous as prom, was not worth the accompanying danger to public health. I know that school closures...
  • Jack Posobiec Defeats the SPLC’s Digital Mob

    08/01/2020 9:42:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2020 | Gavin Wax
    One America News Network reporter Jack Posobiec has received an onslaught of leftist attacks in recent weeks from the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that demonstrates that the fake news does not care how disgraced or disreputable a group is as long as they promote leftist dogma. The hit pieces have gained some traction by being amplified in the left-wing echo chamber. On Google News, typing Posobiec's name into the search engine brings up an immediate slew of SPLC hit pieces. It is worth noting that there is nothing on there about a recent ANTIFA attack in Washington D.C....
  • 2 grim reports are expected on virus’ damage to US economy

    07/30/2020 5:14:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | July 30, 2020
    WASHINGTON -- The government is poised Thursday to deliver a double-dose of sobering news - on the devastation the coronavirus caused the U.S. economy last quarter and the damage it continues to inflict on the job market. The pandemic is believed to have caused the economy to shrink during the April-June period at an annual rate exceeding 30%. That would easily shatter the existing record for a quarterly contraction, a 10% drop in 1958. The virus forced millions of employers to slash jobs as consumers stopped shopping and traveling, and hotels, restaurants and small businesses closed their doors. Most analysts...
  • Video: Crowd Acts Shocked When Independent Journalist Pulls A Gun When Antifa Begins To Mob Him

    07/29/2020 6:35:52 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 21 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 07.29.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    For the second time in a two-month span, peaceful weekend protests in Eugene were marred by a smaller subset of individuals causing property damage and throwing rocks at police, leading to eight arrests on Saturday night, including a 14-year-old female. At least four individuals pointed handguns at others over the weekend, with one firing a round into the air amid a crowd of several hundred protestors outside the federal courthouse on Saturday, leading to his arrest. One video surfaced from the protests in Eugene this morning on YouTube where an independent journalist pulls a gun when the crowd begins to...
  • Trump on his own yet again as he skips farewell to Lewis

    07/29/2020 6:32:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | July 29, 2020 | By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE
    One by one, they passed through the grand Capitol Rotunda to pay respects to the civil rights icon. It was a solemn display of unity as congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle offered praise for longtime Georgia Rep. John Lewis. There was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who called Lewis the “conscience of the Congress”; and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who praised him as a model of courage. Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, came as well. But missing was a man whose absence spoke volumes: President Donald Trump. “No,...
  • Michigan newspaper chain will stop publishing mug shots

    07/24/2020 5:54:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    ABC "News" / Disney ^ | July 23, 2020 | By ED WHITE
    DETROIT -- A chain of eight Michigan newspapers will stop publishing mug shots of people charged with crimes as it seeks to break negative judgments, especially in cases involving minorities, a senior editor said Thursday. The photos imply guilt long before trial and are indefinitely attached to news stories on the internet, no matter the outcome of a case, said John Hiner, vice president of content at MLive Media Group. “Practices that we have followed for decades are due for a fresh look,” Hiner told readers. “Upon such review, we have determined that the reflexive use of mug shots does...
  • Cognitive Test. Trump. Biden. Campaign. Flashpoint.

    07/24/2020 3:30:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | July 24, 2020 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE, SETH BORENSTEIN and WILL WEISSERT
    It doesn’t quite have the ring of “Morning in America” and “I Like Ike.” But the phrase “Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.” is getting an unlikely moment in the spotlight as President Donald Trump has taken a detour into the politics of dementia three months before the election. Trump, 74, attempted to demonstrate his mental fitness by reciting five words - in order, importantly - over and over in a television interview broadcast Wednesday night. The Republican president said that collection of nouns, or ones like them, was part of a cognitive test he had aced while declaring that his...
  • Joe Biden has a long to-do list if he wins the White House

    07/24/2020 3:17:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | July 24, 2020 | By ALEXANDRA JAFFE (D-AP)
    WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden wants to address health care disparities, toughen gun control, overhaul policing, provide free community college, erase student loan debt, invest in green energy and improve the nation’s infrastructure. But that’s just the start. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has also proposed measures to help Americans buy their first homes, raise the federal minimum wage and boost taxes on the wealthy and corporations. That’s to say nothing of his massive plans tied to the coronavirus. The reams of proposals reflect Biden’s belief that the nation faces immense challenges that require a far-reaching government response not seen since...
  • NBC News Analysis: Trump spoils for violence with vow to deploy more federal police

    07/22/2020 5:41:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | July 21, 2020 | By Jonathan Allen (D-NBC)
    President Donald Trump is vowing to send more battle-ready federal law enforcement agents to what he calls "Democrat" cities as he escalates confrontations over protests and conflates them with rising crime in some parts of the country. Less than four months before he faces voters in the November election, and with his poll numbers in decline, Trump continues to portray Democrats as soft on crime while threatening to deploy federal forces across the country to perform basic policing services without the assent of local authorities. The power of one federal law enforcement agency to seek assistance from others may give...
  • ‘Very frightening’: Opposition grows to US agents in cities

    07/22/2020 2:52:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | July 22, 2020 | By Gillian Flaccus (D-AP)
    PORTLAND -- The Trump administration is facing growing pushback - in the courts and on the streets - to sending federal agents to Portland, Oregon, where protests have spiraled into violence, and vowing to do the same in other Democratic-led cities. Far from tamping down the unrest that followed George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the presence of federal agents on the streets of progressive Portland - and particularly allegations they have whisked people away in unmarked cars without probable cause - has energized two months of nightly protests that had begun to devolve into smaller, chaotic...
  • Tension, infighting roil Trump White House as coronavirus strategy sputters

    07/22/2020 2:41:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 22, 2020 | by Jeff Mason (D-Reuters)
    WASHINGTON - Differences over how to fight the coronavirus pandemic have sparked infighting and tension within the White House, hampering its response as the death toll mounts and President Donald Trump’s approval ratings fall. Physicians on the White House Coronavirus Task Force, particularly its coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, are frustrated that warnings about rising cases are being ignored, and dismayed that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the renowned U.S. infectious disease expert, has been demeaned and disparaged, officials said. Trump, who is trailing Democrat Joe Biden in opinion polls ahead of the Nov. 3 election in large part because of voter dissatisfaction...
  • Trump’s bluster doesn’t beat a virus, calm a restive nation

    07/06/2020 3:48:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | July 6, 2020 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON -- Not long after noon on Feb. 6, President Donald Trump strode into the elegant East Room of the White House. The night before, his impeachment trial had ended with acquittal in the Republican-controlled Senate. It was time to gloat and settle scores. “It was evil,” Trump said of the attempt to end his presidency. “It was corrupt. It was dirty cops. It was leakers and liars.” These are times of pain, mass death, fear and deprivation and the Trump show may be losing its allure, exposing the empty space once filled by the empathy and seriousness of presidents...
  • Trump repeats vow to defeat 'radical left' in July Fourth speech

    07/05/2020 3:27:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 5, 2020 | by Jeff Mason, Katanga Johnson, Julia Harte
    WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to defeat the “radical left,” in an Independence Day speech at the White House that condemned recent protests against monuments to historical figures as attempts to destroy the United States. Trump claimed without evidence that 99% of coronavirus cases in the United States were “totally harmless.” In fact, many states marked a record number of new COVID-19 cases. In Texas alone, 7,890 patients were hospitalized after 238 new admissions over the past 24 hours. “There have always been those who seek to lie about the past in order to gain power...
  • For nation’s birthday, Trump stokes the divisions within US

    07/05/2020 3:16:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | July 5, 2020 | By LYNN BERRY and AAMER MADHANI
    WASHINGTON - On a day meant for unity and celebration, President Donald Trump vowed to “safeguard our values” from enemies within - leftists, looters, agitators, he said - in a Fourth of July speech packed with all the grievances and combativeness of his political rallies. “We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and the people who, in many instances, have absolutely no clue what they are doing,” he said. “We will never allow an angry mob to tear down our statues, erase our history, indoctrinate our children. Even as officials...
  • At Mount Rushmore, Trump digs deeper into nation’s divisions

    07/04/2020 4:56:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    AP ^ | July 4, 2020 | Stephen Groves, and Darlen Superville
    At the foot of Mount Rushmore on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump made a direct appeal to disaffected white voters four months before Election Day, accusing protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history.” The president dug further into American divisions Friday, offering a discordant tone to an electorate battered by a pandemic and wounded by racial injustice following the high-profile killings of Black people. He zeroed in on the desecration by some protesters of monuments and statues across the country that honor those who have benefited...
  • Trump's growing re-election threat: Republican skeptics

    06/29/2020 5:11:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | June 29, 2020 | By Shannon Pettypiece
    WASHINGTON - In 2016, Matt Borges publicly condemned and feuded with Donald Trump when he was head of the Ohio Republican Party - but in the end, he voted for him anyway. That won't be happening in 2020. Borges - who says he is confident there are a growing number of Republicans like him, unwilling to "hold their nose" and vote for Trump a second time - is part of a growing movement of conservatives openly working to elect the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden. "Nothing was going to get me to vote for Hillary Clinton. I grew up in...
  • 2020 Watch: Trump’s new focus on baseless voter fraud claims

    06/29/2020 3:43:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2020 | By STEVE PEOPLES (D-AP)
    THE NARRATIVE President Donald Trump is aggressively working to undercut public confidence in the November general election by stoking baseless concerns about voter fraud as he continues to struggle through one of the lowest points of his presidency. The familiar yet startling attacks on a pillar of democracy come amid a resurgence of the coronavirus under Trump’s watch that forced Vice President Mike Pence to cancel upcoming campaign stops in Florida and Arizona and pushed several Trump-allied Republican governors to scale back reopening efforts. THE BIG QUESTIONS Is the president’s focus on (nonexistent) voter fraud already de-legitimizing the election? Trump...
  • Opinion: The data is in: Fox News may have kept millions from taking coronavirus threat seriously

    06/29/2020 3:28:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 97 replies
    The Washington Post via SF Gate ^ | June 28, 2020 | by Margaret Sullivan, The Amazon Post
    It's another one of those Trump Era realities best described as unsurprising but nevertheless shocking. Three serious research efforts have put numerical weight - yes, data-driven evidence - behind what many suspected all along: Americans who relied on Fox News, or similar right-wing sources, were duped as the coronavirus began its deadly spread. Dangerously duped. The studies "paint a picture of a media ecosystem that amplifies misinformation, entertains conspiracy theories and discourages audiences from taking concrete steps to protect themselves and others," wrote my Washington Post colleague Christopher Ingraham in an analysis last week. Here's the reality, now backed by...