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  • Trump's deportation plan could slice 2 percent off U.S. GDP: study

    05/05/2016 5:11:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2016 | By Luciana Lopez
    Donald Trump's vow to round up and deport all of America's undocumented immigrants if he is elected president could shrink the economy by around 2 percent, according to a study to be released on Thursday by conservative think tank the American Action Forum. The research adds to concerns about the Republican White House nominee's policy proposals, which range from tearing up international trade agreements to building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. About 6.8 million of the more than 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally are employed, according to government statistics. Removing them would cause...
  • Turkey bars foreign journalists, no explanation

    04/25/2016 12:33:48 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 11 replies
    rt.com ^ | 25 Apr, 2016
    Turkey is refusing entry to foreign journalists without providing any explanation for its actions. In the past few days a Greek photojournalist on assignment from the German tabloid Bild and an American journalist have been sent home from Istanbul. Giorgos Moutafis, 38, was denied entry to Turkey after landing in Istanbul on Saturday and was sent back to Athens. He was kicked out of the country less than an hour after German Chancellor Angela Merkel had left, having visited a refugee camp in Gaziantep, the newspaper pointed out. He intended to go to Libya from Turkey. "I was told at...
  • Academics, journalists to trash Jerusalem's 50th celebrations

    04/20/2016 4:52:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/4/16 | Hillel Fendel
    The Jewish People will begin celebrating the Jubilee of Jerusalem's liberation and reunification next month, marking the 50th year after the Six Day War Ė but pro-war Israelis and other Jews plan to take advantage of the yearlong festivities to call worldwide for a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem. Previous unilateral withdrawals in favor of the Palestinian Authority have led to many Israeli deaths at the hands of Palestinian terrorists. This includes the disengagement/expulsion from Gaza. The government decided last year to appoint a steering committee to set the tone of Jerusalem's Jubilee festivities. Its conclusions...
  • Maine Governor Who Compared IRS to Gestapo Endorses Trump

    02/26/2016 5:31:52 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 41 replies
    haaretz ^ | Feb 27, 2016
    Gov. Paul R. LePage of Maine, known for his belligerent style and racial comments has endorsed Donald Trump's bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Friday. "I was Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular," said LePage, hours after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also backed his former presidential campaign rival. "So I think I should support him because we're one of the same cloth," LePage said on the Howie Carr Show, according to Politico.
  • Paladino Recruits For Team Trump

    02/22/2016 12:58:27 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    .nystateofpolitics.com/ ^ | February 11, 2016
    Buffalo businessman and 2010 Republican nominee for governor Carl Paladino is all in for Donald Trump and hopes you will be, too. (SNIP) Paladino and his political operation have proven adept at mobilizing Republican primary voters in the past. Six years ago, during his campaign for governor, Paladino scored an upset victory in the primary against former Rep. Rick Lazio, the preferred candidate of the GOP in the state. Paladino was able to do so by turning out votes in his base, western New York. (SNIP) “It’s time for New York Republicans to unite behind our own native son, he...
  • In Obama-run Canada, you are not who you are, but only who the government says you are

    02/17/2016 7:45:17 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/17/16 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, there‚Äôs no doubt whatsover that Ezra Levant is as more a reporter, as NDP Alberta Premier Rachel Notely is a ‚Äúleader‚ÄĚ. In Obama-run Canada, you are not who you are, but only who the government says you are In high-handed imperious words backed by legal counsel, this is what the President Barack Obama-influenced Canadian government is now telling all members of the Citizen Journalism world: Bloggers and online journalists caught attending our well-rehearsed ‚Äúpress briefings‚ÄĚ will be tossed out on their ears. In a blacked-out lib-left government world, you are not who you are‚ÄĒbut only who the government says...
  • Anyone ever read Real Clear Politics "averages" (VANITY)

    02/11/2016 1:52:47 PM PST · by Riflema · 30 replies
    2/11/16 | Self
    Countless News Organizations refer breathlessly to the Real Clear Politics "RCP Poll Average" as the go-to source for the big picture view of the candidates' standings. But did anyone take a look at that source and figure out how they come up with their numbers? With some trepidation, in fear of what I would find, I did. Here's today's RCP Average and the individual polls it summarizes: Poll Date Sample Trump Cruz Rubio Carson Bush Kasich Christie Fiorina Spread RCP Average 1/22 - 2/4 -- 29.5 21 17.8 7.8 4.3 4 2.5 2.5 Trump +8.5 QuinnipiacQuinnipiac 2/2 - 2/4 507...
  • Anyone look at Real Clear Politics "Averages"? (VANITY)

    02/11/2016 1:49:12 PM PST · by Riflema · 16 replies
    Self | 2/11/16 | Self
    Countless News Organizations refer breathlessly to the Real Clear Politics "RCP Poll Average" as the go-to source for the big picture view of the candidates' standings. But did anyone take a look at that source and figure out how they come up with their numbers? With some trepidation, in fear of what I would find, I did. Here's today's RCP Average and the individual polls it summarizes: Poll Date Sample Trump Cruz Rubio Carson Bush Kasich Christie Fiorina Spread RCP Average 1/22 - 2/4 -- 29.5 21 17.8 7.8 4.3 4 2.5 2.5 Trump +8.5 QuinnipiacQuinnipiac 2/2 - 2/4 507...
  • Pro-immigrant filmmakers robbed and beaten filming immigrants

    01/19/2016 7:21:00 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/19/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    If a neo-conservative is a liberal who's been mugged, what do you call a European who goes to welcome Muslim immigrants and gets savagely robbed? Besides a fool? I guess I will have to leave that up to the Europeans, who will first have to agree on a language for the term. Esperanto? Whatever term they agree on, will Dutch journalist Maaike Engels and photographer Teun Voeten accept the mantle? Time will tell. Jacob Bojesson reports at the Daily Caller that they were: ... attacked at knife point while obtaining footage for their documentary "Calais: Welcome to "The Jungle." The...
  • Trump Says No Proof that Putin Killed Journalists

    12/21/2015 8:10:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/11/2015 | Rick Moran
    Donald Trump told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that if Russian President Vladimir Putin had killed journalists, that would be "terrible." But Trump added he hasn't seen any proof of that.NBC News: "In all fairness to Putin, you're saying he killed people. I haven't seen that. I don't know that he has. Have you been able to prove that? Do you know the names of the reporters that he's killed? Because I've been - you know, you've been hearing this, but I haven't seen the names," Trump said on ABC. The Russian president, who some of Trump's GOP rivals have called...
  • CWA Backs Bernie Sanders - Union Signals Members Will Campaign for Democrat

    12/21/2015 7:20:04 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 15 replies
    Multichannel ^ | 12/18/15 | John Eggerton
    The Communications Workers of America (CWA) union has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president. The union said the Vermont senator, running to be the Democratic candidate for president against former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, would be a candidate who would "break with politics-as-usual and fight for America’s working people..." CWA's 700,000 members include broadcast and cable journalists."When CWA endorses a candidate it is just the beginning. Our 700,000 members are fired up, and we are going to work overtime to elect Bernie Sanders as the next President of the United States," said CWA President...
  • How did the FBI manage to "lose" Sharyl Attkisson's file?

    11/28/2015 7:36:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 28, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Sharyl Attkisson, the former CBS reporter and independent journalist, has a long history of getting under the government’s skin. In her book Stonewalled, she detailed many of the battles she encountered when attempting to expose the truth in the tradition of the Fourth Estate and how unpopular stories tended to wind up being discounted or silenced. Later, her Nosy Nellie ways attracted the interest of the Department of Justice, though they have thus far failed to file any actual charges against her. This week, Attkisson tells the story of how she finally sought to obtain her own FBI file and...
  • Iran: Rouhani heading to Europe with highest figures of journalists behind bars

    11/13/2015 12:51:09 PM PST · by Keyvan Salami · 2 replies
    Two United Nations human rights experts joined voice in warning Iranian authorities on the arrest, prosecution and harassment of journalists and online activists. Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Iran, and David Kaye, the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression also demanded safe space for freedom of expression as Iran is heading for general elections next February. What makes it all the more interesting is that these calls are being made upon a regime led by Hassan Rouhani who claims of leading efforts for change in Iran and preparing to visit Europeans eager for Iran’s...
  • An inside look at the underside of Tuesday‚Äôs Republican Presidential debate

    11/11/2015 7:00:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hillsdale Collegian ^ | November 11, 2015 | Macaela Bennett
    When Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, made a snide comment about jour­nalists during Tuesday’s fourth Republican Pres­i­dential debate, hundreds of jour­nalists clustered in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, media filing center shared a moment. While responding to crit­icisms of Donald Trump’s firm stance against illegal immi­gration, Cruz said many people disregard immi­gration as an economic issue. He blamed this misun­der­standing partially on the main­stream media’s coverage of it. To emphasize his point, Cruz argued that the media would cover the issue differently if undoc­u­mented immi­grants entering the United States were applying for jour­nalism jobs. “I will say, the politics of it would be...
  • Bias? What Bias? Only 7% of journalists identify as Republicans

    11/09/2015 10:05:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/15 | Robert Laurie
    Shocker. ....No. Not really. By all accounts, CNBC’s Republican debate was an unmitigated disaster. Not for the candidates, mind you, but for the moderators, the network, its parent company, and the left in general. What was obviously a planned attack on the GOP field blew up in the faces of its would be perpetrators - and it did so in spectacular fashion. Instead of making the candidates squirm, the network made the angry. Instead of looking weak, they rallied and went on the offense. Instead of goading the field into a circular firing squad, the moderators placed a spotlight on...
  • How to fix these God-awful debates: No more journalists, no more moderators, no more questions

    11/02/2015 9:38:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dan Calabrese
    Clowns Here was my favorite headline of the week: ‚ÄėShell-shocked‚Äô CNBC staffers had long flight home Good. I hope they‚Äôre having a long and horrible week too. When you‚Äôre trusted with directing something as serious as a presidential debate, and instead you beclown yourself as these fools did, you don‚Äôt deserve any rest. But this goes to a more fundamental problem about presidential debates in general, especially but not exclusively primary debates. When and why did we buy into the notion that debates must be led and directed by journalists prompting the participants with questions? Indeed, why do journalists get...
  • Time for Sensible Background Checks

    10/07/2015 8:31:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    In the wake of the recent homicidal shooting rampage at an Oregon community college, I'm forced to come to the conclusion that it is high time for common sense national background checks for journalists. It's time we closed the political loophole and prevented biased, ignorant political operatives from getting their hands on a dangerously misleading national microphone. RedState has a perfect example this week. Former Bill Clinton White House aide, and current Clinton Foundation donor George Stephanopoulos, is the host for ABC's This Week. He uses his "bully pulpit" to bully conservatives and Republicans. During an interview with New Jersey...
  • Al-Jazeera journalists jailed for airing 'false news', Egyptian court ruling says

    09/07/2015 3:57:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/6/2015
    An Egyptian court released a detailed ruling on Sunday on why it sentenced three journalists working for al-Jazeera English to three years in prison for airing what it described as ďfalse newsĒ and biased coverage. The case has long been criticised by press freedom campaigners and others. The ruling, published by the state news agency Mena, said Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian national, Peter Greste, an Australian journalist, and BaherMohamed, an Egyptian producer, were by default members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, which Egyptian authorities consider a terrorist organisation. ďIt has been proven beyond reasonable doubt that the al-Jazeera media...
  • Turkey charges Vice News reporters with aiding terrorist group

    09/01/2015 5:12:16 PM PDT · by BlackVeil
    The Guardian ^ | 1 Sept 2015 | Constanze Letsch
    A Turkish court has charged three journalists working with Vice News with ďaiding a terrorist organisationĒ and ordered their arrest pending trial in a move that has caused indignation and outrage amongst journalists and international human rights groups. Correspondent Jake Hanrahan and cameraman Philip Pendlebury, who are British, and their Turkey-based fixer and a driver were taken into police custody on Thursday while working in the south-eastern city of Diyarbakir. They were covering recent clashes between Turkish security forces and the Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement, the youth wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workersí Party (PKK). ...
  • DoD manual allows journalists to be held as Ďbelligerentsí

    08/26/2015 1:19:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 26, 2015 3:16 AM EDT | Wendy Benjaminson
    New Defense Department guidelines allow commanders to punish journalists and treat them as ďunprivileged belligerentsĒ if they believe journalists are sympathizing or cooperating with the enemy. The Law of War manual, updated to apply for the first time to all branches of the military, contains a vaguely worded provision that military commanders could interpret broadly, experts in military law and journalism say. Commanders could ask journalists to leave military bases or detain journalists for any number of perceived offenses. [Ö] A person deemed ďunprivileged belligerentĒ is not entitled to the rights afforded by the Geneva Convention so a commander could...
  • 16 Journalists Accept Planned Parenthood Awards Ė Despite Horrifying Abortion Videos!

    08/21/2015 2:49:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | August 19, 2015 | Katie Yoder |
    While the media stay away from the recent videos exposing Planned Parenthoodís trafficking of aborted baby parts, they are drawn to Planned Parenthoodís annual media awards ceremony. During Planned Parenthoodís Maggie Awards for Media Excellence Tuesday night, the abortion giant recognized 16 journalists for pushing ďreproductive rights.Ē From Buzzfeed and Yahoo! to MSNBC, MRC Culture compiled a list of several prominent media attendees Ė and found a picture announcing the winners.
  • Ruthless Trials Show Iran Can't Be Trusted

    05/28/2015 10:14:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "We have police. They arrest girls or women for having bad hijab or not being covered enough. But it's not that we live with the police in our head. You know?" Those famous last words were pronounced by Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian journalist, in an interview alongside her husband, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian -- who is a dual Iranian-American citizen raised in California -- for CNN's "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" in 2014. Bourdain offered that the Iranians he met were super-friendly people with a strong sense of hospitality. Rezaian now has police in his head. Six weeks after the...
  • Democrat Big Brother Follows Reporters to Bathroom

    01/31/2015 9:04:25 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 31, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Um...do you mind? Please don't take this the wrong way but you're starting to creep me out. Yeah, I know you are just doing your job but what possible reason could you have to follow me here? Are you checking on how wide my stance is? Whether I will write something nasty on the wall? What? But since you are here, could you at least make yourself useful and find me some toilet paper. This stall is out. Bathrooms are the final realm of privacy. So far as is known, even Winston Smith did not have Big Brother on the...
  • Who Is a Journalist?

    05/19/2015 6:33:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    My first job in journalism was as a copyboy at the NBC News Bureau in Washington, D.C. In my early 20s, I asked Bill Corrigan, the newsroom manager, "What must I do to get on the air?" He replied, "Get a college degree and a minimum of five years writing experience with a newspaper or wire service." In those days every reporter at NBC News and the other two networks came from print because television was relatively new and as network news president Reuven Frank noted in his book "Out of Thin Air," we were making it up as...
  • Really? You're Just Figuring All This Out About George Stephanopoulos?

    05/15/2015 5:54:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You're gonna have to forgive me. I'm gonna tell you this up front. The Stephanopoulos story, my fire was lit on this years ago. This, to me, is "been there, done that." But, see, I've gotta fight that because I know to a lot of people this is earth-shattering. See, this is why it takes a concerted effort and a constant use of empathy to do this job well. See, I have the benefit of knowing everything George Stephanopoulos, Bill and Hillary Clinton, The Forehead, Begala, that whole team, Rahm Emanuel, since they burst on the national seen in...
  • PBS Anchor Judy Woodruff Also Admits Donating to Clinton Foundation

    05/15/2015 12:22:06 PM PDT · by drewh · 83 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 15, 2015 | 11:55 AM EDT | By Tim Graham
    The Wall Street Journal reported on the Stephanopoulos scandal on Friday, and found another national TV anchor in the database. ďJudy Woodruff, the co-anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour, gave $250 in 2010 to the foundationís aid efforts for victims of the Haiti earthquake.Ē She was a senior correspondent then, before Jim Lehrer retired. Woodruff initially recalled the donation as being for $1,000, but based the $250 amount as the one on her 2010 tax return. Woodruff tried to make it sound bipartisan: ďI made the gift in response to an urgent joint appeal from former President Clinton and...
  • Journalists Hold Tom Brady to Higher Standard Than Hillary Clinton

    05/08/2015 2:28:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | May 7, 2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    The transparency standards for an NFL quarterback rising higher than for the Secretary of State surely speaks to the bread-and-circuses quality of 2015 America. We expect more from our gridiron heroes than from our nationís leaders. Perhaps the tizzy over Tom serves as a tacit admission that we also expect more responsiveness to public opinion from 345 Park Ave. than from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. No law decrees that a quarterback must turn over his texts and emails to the NFL the way that the Federal Records Act demands that the Secretary of State turn over correspondence to the government. Yet...
  • Oops: CBS Evening News Flunks Basic Science

    04/08/2015 7:40:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/7/2015 | Mike Ciandella
    Even though they like to mock conservatives for being ďanti-science,Ē apparently basic chemistry is hard for the media. The CBS Evening News on April 6, mixed up its chemical formulas during a story about a tragic case of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Clinton to keynote jellyfish journalist gathering, but no questions allowed

    03/06/2015 2:33:15 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/06/15 | Judi McLeod
    Finding Excellence in Journalism among the jellyfish journalists of the day is a lost cause The mainstream mediaís ĎGrouse of the Dayí shouldnít be why Hillary Clinton reportedly will not be taking any questions at the Toner Prize Celebration, an event honoring ďexcellence in journalismĒ, but why Clinton, of all people, would be keynote speaker at such an event. ďOrganizers of the March 23 Toner Prize Celebration, which is named after the late New York Times reporter Robin Toner, told the Center for Public Integrity the event would be open to reporters. However, the keynote speaker, Clinton, does not plan...
  • U.S. stocks retreat from records after Netanyahu speech

    03/03/2015 10:30:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 3, 2015 | By Anora Mahmudova and Victor Reklaitis
    U.S. stocks pulled back Tuesday, retreating from all-time highs and the psychologically significant 5,000 level for the Nasdaq Composite reached during the previous session. In the absence of major economic reports, investors turned their attention to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuís speech to U.S. Congress. Netanyahu criticized the White Houseís attempts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, saying it was a ďbad deal.Ē The speech reminded investors of potential geopolitical risks abroad. But indexes have since come off their lows.
  • Autopsy Shows Journalist Michael Hastings Had Meth, Pot In System At Time Of Fiery Auto Crash

    08/21/2013 6:44:24 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 53 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | August 20, 2013 | The Smoking Gun
    The family of journalist Michael Hastings was trying to get him into drug rehab at the time he died in a fiery Los Angeles car wreck, according to a coronerís report released today.
  • Donít believe the U.S. military when it says it doesnít keep body counts

    01/22/2015 4:25:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters - Opinion ^ | January 22, 2015 | By David Axe
    Earlier this month, a reporter asked the question that usually comes up when the United States gets involved in a sustained military campaign. Just how many enemy troops ó in this case, Islamic State foot soldiers ó have U.S. forces killed in more than five months of aerial attacks? The militaryís answer was basically the same given to all similar questions going back more than a decade. Counting the dead is ďnot the goal,Ē said Pentagon chief spokesman John Kirby, a Navy admiral. Since the Vietnam War, with its gruesome and inflated U.S. tallies of enemy dead, the Pentagon has...
  • Syria: Isis crucifixion frenzy in revenge for wave of assassinations

    01/17/2015 12:07:09 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    IBT ^ | 1-16-2015 | Gianluca Mezzofiore
    The Islamic State (Isis) have crucified 17 young men in 48 hours in retaliation for a wave of assassinations targeting their fighters. The executions carried out by the jihadist group, which controls vast swathes of land straddling Syria and Iraq, took place in the eastern and northern Syrian cities of Deir Ezzor (or Deir al-Zor) and Raqqa "to send a message to all their opponents after recent assassinations of 12 Syrian, Iraqi and Algerian jihadists," said London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The men, who were shot dead and then crucified for three days, were accused of fighting against Islamic...
  • Defiant on Witness Stand, Times Reporter Says Little

    01/06/2015 1:57:32 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | By MATT APUZZO
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. ó After losing a seven-year legal battle, James Risen, a reporter for The New York Times, reluctantly took the witness stand in federal court here on Monday, but refused to answer any questions that could help the Justice Department identify his confidential sources. Mr. Risen said he would not say anything to help prosecutors bolster their case against Jeffrey A. Sterling, a former C.I.A. officer who is set to go on trial soon on charges of providing classified information to Mr. Risen for his 2006 book, ďState of War.Ē The Justice Department first subpoenaed Mr. Risen to testify...
  • Document: Associated Press (AP) Employee Spies For Saddam Intelligence Service. (Translation)

    09/09/2006 12:54:49 PM PDT · by jveritas · 95 replies · 6,743+ views
    Document ISGQ-2005-00026108.pdf dated July 25 2000 is a report from an Iraqi Intelligence officer to different Iraqi Intelligence Directorates talking about information provided to them from a trusted source that works in the Associated Press (AP). The information is about the formation a newly formed UN weapons inspectors team called UNMOVIC. Translation of page 4 and 5 of ISGQ-2005-00026108.pdf Republic of Iraq The Presidency of the Republic The Intelligence Service Date: 25/7/2000 Number: 6146 Secret To: 5th / 4th / 13th Directorates We were informed from one of our sources (the degree of trust in him is good) who works...
  • Detained Radio Liberty journalists questioned in Azerbaijan

    12/29/2014 3:07:51 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | December/28/2014 | Agence France-Presse
    Police in Azerbaijan have detained a dozen journalists working for US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty amid an ongoing crackdown on the outlet that Washington and rights groups decry. The Baku offices of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty were sealed on Friday after prosecutors and armed police confiscated equipment and computers during a raid. The US State Department said it was "deeply disturbed" by the action, and called on Azerbaijan to respect its "international commitment to protecting media freedom." Ramping up pressure on the organisation's Azerbaijan station, Radio Azadliq, police descended upon the homes of its journalists Saturday and took many in...
  • Uber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt On Journalists

    11/19/2014 5:31:57 PM PST · by Baynative · 22 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 11/17/14 | Ben Smith
    A senior executive at Uber suggested that the company should consider hiring a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on its critics in the media ó and specifically to spread details of the personal life of a female journalist who has criticized the company. ~snip~ Michael was particularly focused on one journalist, Sarah Lacy, the editor of the Silicon Valley website PandoDaily, a sometimes combative voice inside the industry. Lacy recently accused Uber of ďsexism and misogyny.Ē She wrote that she was deleting her Uber app after BuzzFeed News reported that Uber appeared to be working with a...
  • Uber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt On Journalists

    11/18/2014 4:09:49 AM PST · by Steven Tyler · 9 replies
    Buzz Feed, via Druge ^ | Nov 17, 2014 | Ben Smith
    Senior vice president Emil Michael floated making criticsí personal lives fair game. Michael apologized Monday for the remarks. Sounds like standard procedure from the Obama regime. Anyone see Obama's Ebola Czar? Could his work have tamped down the negative Ebola press?
  • Time for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to go

    11/11/2014 5:00:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | By Scot Lehigh
    IN POLITICS, thereís nothing harder than realizing that itís time to go. For Democrats Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, that moment has arrived. With the Democratsí midterm losses, the two 74-year-olds should announce that when this session of Congress ends, they will relinquish their roles as leaders of their respective Democratic caucuses. And if Reid and Pelosi donít soon come to the conclusion on their own that itís time to bow out? Well, then, their fellow Democrats, recognizing that you canít begin a new era with old leaders, should let both know that the time has come to go.
  • Economists See Limited Gains in G.O.P. Plan

    10/23/2014 8:10:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 22, 2014 | By JACKIE CALMES
    WASHINGTON ó Anticipating a takeover of Congress, Republicans have assembled an economic agenda that reflects their small-government, antiregulation philosophy, but also suggests internal divisions that could hinder a united front against President Obama ó much as happened in the 1990s, when a Republican-led Congress confronted President Bill Clinton. The proposals would mainly benefit energy industries, reduce taxes and regulations for businesses generally, and continue the attack on the Affordable Care Act. It is a mix that leaves many economists, including several conservatives, underwhelmed. ďBut,Ē added Mr. Slaughter, who served on President George W. Bushís Council of Economic Advisers, ďit just...
  • Horrifying: Citizen Journalist Exposing Mexican Cartels Captured, Tortured and Killed

    10/16/2014 4:15:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Mexico is the most dangerous place in the world for journalists to operate, beating out Iraq, Afghanistan and other dangerous parts of the world according to the International Press Institute.Earlier this week citizen journalist Maria Del Rosario was kidnapped, tortured and killed. She had been working anonymously in the border town of Reynosa, Mexico to expose cartel activity. Thursday morning her social media account was taken over by her killers who announced her death and sent tweets warning other citizen journalists to back off on cartel reporting. Ildefonso Ortiz has the story:† Social media postings on Thursday morning mourned the...
  • Journalists Appalled, Shocked Obama White House Would Lie to Them

    10/09/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last night the Washington Post broke a story about a connection between White House aides and the 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal. When the scandal broke two years ago, the White House denied involvement or knowing about the details of what happened. The Post story proves otherwise and provides evidence a White House volunteer officially checked a prostitute into his hotel room in Cartagena, Colombia. The report also details threats made against the Inspector General, who was asked to delay the release of embarrassing and damaging information about the connection between the White House and the scandal until after...
  • The Journalistsí Guide to Guns (How Not to Look Like an Idiot When Writing About Firearms)

    09/29/2014 10:28:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Steve Johnson
    Journalists. Bless their hearts. As a rule of thumb, any time we read a news story about a subject or incident we already know a lot about, it turns out that about 25% of whatís reported is simply wrong. This is why knowledgeable gun owners distrust many news stories involving guns: because too many ďjournalistsĒ display an ignorance of firearms that would be laughable if it werenít so appalling. If they canít get their facts straight about gun technology and shooting, then we donít trust them on much else. For over 24 years as a patent attorney, Iíve taken pride...
  • When Journalists Commit Domestic Violence

    09/23/2014 9:53:51 AM PDT · by buffyt · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 9/23/2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    Lo and behold, it seems that the media itself has a domestic violence problem. Ten cases discovered at first Google. Which is twice as many, to be specific, as the five cases that have had the media in such a frenzy over domestic violence in the National Football League. Where are these ten cases to be found? Two cases at ESPN, with the rest spread out over affiliates of ABC, CBS, NBC and, yes, the New York Times. And there are others for television stations not affiliated with the major networks. With all this massive focus on what the Wall...
  • New Isis Video Purports to Show Beheading of Another US Journalist

    09/02/2014 2:29:38 PM PDT · by yldstrk · 27 replies
    CBS DC ^ | September 2, 2014 | CBS
    Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, ďour knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.Ē The footage ó depicting what the U.S. said appeared to be a sickening act of brutality ó was posted two weeks after the release of video showing the killing of James Foley and days after Sotloffís mother pleaded for his life. Barak Barfi, a spokesman for the Sotloff family, said that the family had seen...
  • China tells journalists to learn 'Marxist news values'

    08/30/2014 7:59:55 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 18 replies
    yahoo news ^ | by Sui-Lee Wee
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China ordered its journalists on Saturday to learn "Marxist news values" and uphold the principles of news as prescribed by the ruling Communist Party, the latest step in President Xi Jinping's crackdown on the media. The guidelines by the All China Journalists' Association are aimed at both traditional and online media and are another sign of Xi's politically conservative agenda. "Let us hold high the banner of socialist core values," the report said, using the party's term for orthodox beliefs. Xi has espoused old school Maoism as he seeks to court powerful elements in the party. Like...
  • Prospect of Another DC Shutdown Looms Over Immigration Showdown

    08/28/2014 3:25:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 28, 2014 | By ARLETTE SAENZ
    The prospect of another economically and politically crippling government shutdown looms over President Obamaís talk of taking executive action on immigration next month and Republican threats to thwart him by blocking certain funding measures. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told the Des Moines Register ďall bets are offĒ for passing a continuing resolution if President Obama decides to take executive action on immigration. ďIf the president wields his pen and commits that unconstitutional act to legalize millions, I think that becomes something that is nearly political nuclear,Ē King said. ďI think the public would be mobilized and galvanized and that changes...
  • Ferguson the Latest Instance of Shackled American Journalism

    08/18/2014 4:43:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Rachel Burger
    Police in Ferguson, MO arrested two journalists for covering the protests over their fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager eight times, including in the back. Officers shoved Wesley Lowery, of the Washington Post, into a soda machine for taping them, before he was cuffed in plastic binds. An officer rammed Ryan Grimís head against glass. The reporter for the Huffington Post wasnít packing up his reporting gear quickly enough. Both journalistsí respective papers released statements condemning the Ferguson police, but the decline of free press reaches further than one town in Missouri. Unfortunately state suppression of the press is hardly...
  • Greenfield: How to Write About Israel

    08/17/2014 1:44:02 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, August 17, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, August 17, 2014 How to Write About Israel Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Writing about Israel is a booming field. No news agency, be it ever so humble, can avoid embedding a few correspondents and a dog's tail of stringers into Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, to sit in cafes clicking away on their laptops, meeting up with leftist NGO's and the oppressed Muslim of the week. At a time when international desks are being cut to the bone, this is the one bone that the newshounds won't give up. Wars can be covered from thousands...
  • Hamas Admits Harassing, Deporting Journalists Who Filmed Rockets

    08/15/2014 10:51:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 8/15/2014, 4:14 PM | Ari Soffer
    In a remarkably candid interview on Lebanese TV, the head of foreign relations at Hamasís Information Ministry in Gaza explained how harassment, interrogations and deportations were used to ensure that journalists reporting from Gaza during Operation Protective Edge stuck to Hamasís official line and did not report ďthe Israeli narrativeĒ. [Ö] Foreign journalists have regularly complained of being harassed by Hamas authorities in Gaza, directly leading to biased coverage in favor of Islamist terrorists and against Israel. Ö