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  • Can a Whole Country Go Mad?

    07/17/2020 4:52:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 17, 2020 | Judith Acosta
    “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." (Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland)The other day I was watching TV. (We’re quarantined. Sometimes there is little else to do.) In any case, in the mindless surfing that approaches an altered state, I saw an ad that left me nearly apoplectic. It consisted of a series of faces covered by masks of all types and sizes. The voice-over repeated like the peeling of bells over St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Easter: “This is not a mask. This is not a mask. This is not a mask. This is solidarity.”...
  • Questions Reporters Might Ask Liberals If They Didn’t Suck

    04/29/2020 10:39:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    Wait, this title is misleading in that it could be read that either “reporters” or “liberals” suck, and the fact is that both suck. But reporters don’t have to suck. Liberals always do, because their trash ideology is terrible and yet they adhere to it. Reporters could be no-holds-barred truthtellers who could not care less, whose agenda they skewer or narrative they shatter in pursuit of the truth. That’s at least theoretically possible, even though most of them merely aspire to be skeevy prog transcriptionists typing out ham-handed propaganda to please their pinko masters. But if our reporters were not...
  • ABC News' Jonathan Karl, 1 Star Book Reviews. 'Front Row at the Trump Show'

    04/15/2020 7:01:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    Amazon ^ | 04 2020 | Amazon Book Reviews - 1 Star Reviews
    Jonathan Karl (Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News) wrote a book, 'Front Row at the Trump Show - Jonathan Karl, Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News Notice how Mr. Karl is standing over President Trump and looking down. Jonathan Karl - Wikipedia Here are the 1 star reviews: "Absolutely one of the most pitiful narcissistic books I ever read. Never saw an author so in love with himself and making himself into something so important. I am neither left or right but wow I'm surprised this guy hasn't taken a spot for himself on Mt. Pulitzer. Seriously a...
  • New Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll shows Americans turning against Trump

    04/08/2020 4:48:43 PM PDT · by granada · 83 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | April, 09, 2020 | Andrew Romano
    With more than 400,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and 14,000 deaths in the United States, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that Americans are souring on President Trump’s leadership during the pandemic. After a brief period during which some polls found more Americans approving of Trump's coronavirus response than not, half of them (50 percent) now disapprove, according to the Yahoo News/YouGov survey, compared to only 42 percent who approve. Among registered voters, that gap is even wider: 54 percent disapprove vs. 43 percent approve. The public also gives New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo high marks for his performance: 69 percent...
  • Poll: Trump's coronavirus bounce fizzles

    04/01/2020 6:46:56 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | April 1, 2020 | Steven Shepard
    More voters say the Trump administration isn’t doing enough to combat the coronavirus outbreak, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. The survey, conducted immediately before President Donald Trump announced a 30-day extension of his physical and social distancing guidelines “to slow the spread” of Covid-19, shows 47 percent of voters feel the administration isn’t doing enough in response to the outbreak, greater than the 40 percent who feel the administration is doing the right amount. Two weeks ago, 43 percent said the administration wasn’t doing enough in the days following the initial measures deployed to reduce the impacts of...
  • Journalism Needs a Stimulus. Here’s What it Should Look Like (Barf Alert)

    03/25/2020 3:46:48 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 34 replies
    Colombia Journalism Review ^ | 24 Mar 20 | Craig Aaron
    The coronavirus COVID-19 has upended everything, including business as usual in Washington. In a matter of days, facing the reality of a nationwide shutdown and a worsening economic crisis, Congress got serious about spending money—a lot of it. A recovery package in the trillions of dollars is expected soon, and more stimulus bills are likely to follow. While the most powerful lobbies in Washington—the airlines, the oil companies, the chambers of commerce—are ready with their wish lists, the media and policymakers aren’t talking enough about how recovery and stimulus bills could help journalism. Free Press, the independent, nonprofit advocacy organization...
  • It’s Dangerous to be Ruled by Fear (Barf lire)

    03/22/2020 7:06:25 AM PDT · by FlipWilson · 25 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | March 20, 2020 | Bret Stephens
    Donald Trump’s first instinct when it came to the coronavirus was to dismiss the threat as overblown, over there, and “totally under control.” His second was to use the pandemic as an opportunity to show off his world-historical leadership skills by treating the virus as a threat on par with World War II. Both reactions were driven by politics, not evidence. The first was unquestionably wrong. The second needs to be questioned aggressively before we impose solutions possibly more destructive than the virus itself
  • Twitter: Eric Boehlert asks a terrifying question.

    03/21/2020 12:16:07 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 49 replies
    twitter.com ^ | Eric Boehlert, Mike Barnicle
    The MSM's treason by any other name or shoddy disguise is still treason - the left is now trying to claim that TRUMP caused the Coronavirus on purpose. Eric Boehlert @EricBoehlert I write Press Run, home of fearless media commentary Author. Former staffer at Media Matters. Salon, Rolling Stone and Billboard. Utica Club aficionado. https://twitter.com/EricBoehlert/status/1241351817113501696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1241351817113501696&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democraticunderground.com%2F100213143871https://twitter.com/EricBoehlert/status/1241351817113501696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1241351817113501696&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democraticunderground.com%2F100213143871 
  • Rachel Maddow and others call on networks not to broadcast Trump coronavirus press conferences

    03/21/2020 5:18:59 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 78 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 21 March 2020 | William A. Jacobson
    The Trump press conferences are a problem for the anti-Trump media, because they give Trump direct access to viewers with minimal filtering by the networks. Donald Trump’s daily press conferences, attended by numerous senior health and other officials, are a must-watch. Enormous information is provided by officials, and Trump signals where he thinks the crisis is going. Trump spends an hour or more taking reporter questions, some of which are hostile. The press conferences almost certainly have large audiences, and have contributed to polling that shows strong support among the public for Trump’s handling of the crisis. This is a...
  • Iran’s al-Quds Force Chief Killed; U.S. Foreign Policy Establishment Hardest Hit

    01/03/2020 4:27:46 PM PST · by LucienCA13 · 16 replies
    PJmedia ^ | 01/02/2020 | Robert Spencer
    Demonstrating that it learned nothing from the backlash after it called ISIS top dog Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi an “austere religious scholar,” the Washington Post called Qasem Soleimani, who was killed today in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad, Iran’s “most revered military leader.” If Soleimani, who as head of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' Quds Force was responsible for aiding numerous jihad terror activities worldwide, was revered at all, it was more by the Obama foreign policy team that saw him and his government as a valid partner for negotiations than by anyone in Iran. And tonight, the Obama team...
  • The New York Times Proves Again to be a Vile and Despicable Rag

    12/29/2019 6:11:04 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 28 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    What in the hell is a “bias crime”? – Believe it or not, the New York Times just got a little worse than it already was in terms of the debasement of the English language. In its fake reporting on the latest in a recent string of despicable anti-Semitic attacks on New York City’s Jewish population, the Times manages to publish 500 words without ever even mentioning that the assailant, who stabbed 5 people in the home of a Hasidic rabbi with a machete, was reportedly not a white man. But that’s not the bad part – it’s just standard...
  • Newseum hailed free press, but got beaten by free museums

    12/27/2019 4:46:42 AM PST · by John W · 37 replies
    AP via Currently ^ | December 27, 2019 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2008, the Newseum — a private museum dedicated to exploring modern history as told through the eyes of journalists — opened on prime Washington real estate. Sitting almost equidistant between the White House and the Capitol on Pennsylvania Avenue, the glass-walled building became instantly recognizable for its multi-story exterior rendition of the First Amendment. Eleven years later that experiment is coming to an end. After years of financial difficulties, the Newseum will close its doors Tuesday. “We’re proud of how we did our storytelling,” said Sonya Gavankar, the outgoing director of public relations. “We changed the...
  • Poll: 43% Of Evangelicals Approve Of Trump’s Removal From Office

    12/22/2019 9:36:53 AM PST · by bob_esb · 170 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/21/2019 | Justin Caruso
    "Looking at evangelical voters, 34% would strongly approve of the president’s removal, 9% somewhat approve, 4% somewhat disapprove, and 49% strongly disapprove." Do we believe this? I am so confused
  • Rat-Catchers: The True Function of a Free Press

    12/21/2019 9:10:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 21, 2019 | A. Welderson
    That there are scoundrels in government will come as no surprise to anyone. All governments. Always have been and always will be, despite our best efforts to remove them. They are like cockroaches, the ultimate survivors. Scoundrels, like a virus, hijack the nominal purpose of government and use it to their own ends, entrenching their positions, lining their pockets, and growing their power. All societies have sought to eradicate scoundrels in government through various measures, a hopeless but necessary effort. These measures work to some extent, but the end result is just to select for sneakier and craftier scoundrels in...
  • Impeachment Shows the Limit of Media Power

    12/01/2019 11:58:45 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 28 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Fri Nov 29, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Impeachment Shows the Limit of Media Power Live by the lie, die by the lie. Fri Nov 29, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 108 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. After the media went all out to televise the impeachment committee hearings, a majority of independent voters switched from supporting impeachment to opposing impeachment. In October, 48% of independents supported impeachment while 39% opposed it. Now 49% of independents oppose impeachment while only 39% still support it. The neat, almost perfect reversal, can be...
  • This is what it's really like being in the crowd at a 17,000-person Trump rally

    08/03/2019 4:01:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The London Mirror ^ | August 2, 2019 | Christopher Bucktin
    Mirror’s man in US enters fray at Trump rally to see why supporters love him Standing among the crowd wearing Make America Great Again caps and T-shirts while some of them screamed “Shove gun control up your a**” and “Trump Rambo”, I was nervous. Typically I’d cover Donald Trump’s rallies from either behind the penned barricades or from the safety of a live feed off a TV news channel. But this time it was different. For, after braving five hours waiting to board the Trump Train at the President’s latest 2020 re-election rally, I joined thousands of his supporters in...
  • Zeitgeist of Darkness & Despair Has Been w/Us Since Day 1 Of Trump & Today It Blew Up In El Paso

    08/03/2019 6:38:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    PolitiZoom ^ | August 4, 2019 | Ursula Faw
    This is a full reprint of a piece I published on January 20, 2017, the day that Donald Trump took office. The original title was “Trump Is Attuned To The Zeitgeist of Darkness and Despair; That Is The America He Spoke To, Not Us.” You may remember hearing Trump’s American Carnage speech that day, which was addressed to his America, the people living in fear, resentment and rage, whose zeitgeist he captured when he ran for office — but not to all Americans. It’s a custom for newly inaugurated presidents to speak inclusively, to one and all, to bring the...
  • LIVING IN AN AGE OF HATE

    06/30/2019 8:11:33 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 75 replies
    Powerline ^ | 30 June 2019 | John Hinderaker
    Byron York takes a dispassionate look at today’s political/cultural landscape, which is beginning to resemble the one that preceded the Civil War: The toxicity of the resistance to President Trump has risen in recent days, with the nation’s most respected newspapers publishing rationalizations for denying Trump supporters public accommodation and for doxxing career federal employees, while a journalist found himself under physical attack from the so-called anti-fascist group Antifa, which has stepped up its violent activities since Trump’s election. Advocacy of incivility and violence isn’t coming only from the zany far left. It finds a home in formerly respectable news...
  • Nolte: Media Face 12,000 Job Cuts, Most Since 2009 Economic Crash

    07/05/2019 7:31:05 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/5/2019 | John Nolte
    The American media will be hit with nearly 12,000 job cuts in 2019, the highest number since the economic crisis of 2009. “The consultancy Challenger Gray & Christmas reported this week media companies, which include movies, television, publishing, music, and broadcast and print news, announced plans to cut 15,474 jobs so far this year, of which 11,878 of which were from news organizations” reports AFP. This is a huge increase over 2017’s 4,062 media job cuts and, according to the article at least, this is primarily happening due to paywalls and ad revenue. A number of media outlets are installing...
  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg calls for more regulation of the internet

    03/30/2019 2:48:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    cnn ^ | 03/30/2019
    "I believe we need a more active role for governments and regulators," he wrote. His call comes as US federal prosecutors are reportedly probing Facebook's data sharing deals with a number of large technology companies. The US Federal Trade Commission is said to be in talks with Facebook over a possible record fine. And European officials continue to scrutinize the company. Zuckerberg called for regulators to hold internet companies "accountable for enforcing standards on harmful content," an idea that has served as a point of contention in the United States and other countries where social media platforms have long been...