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  • 1478 Assassination Solved. The Humanist Did It.

    03/07/2004 3:08:22 PM PST · by farmfriend · 32 replies · 392+ views
    NYT ^ | March 6, 2004 | FELICIA R. LEE
    1478 Assassination Solved. The Humanist Did It. By FELICIA R. LEE On April 26, 1478, Lorenzo de' Medici (who escaped) and his brother Giuliano (who died) were repeatedly attacked with knives by a gang of men who invaded the Duomo cathedral in Florence during a high Mass. It was part of a plot against the powerful Medici family, de facto rulers in the Florentine republic for hundreds of years. Now a Wesleyan University scholar says he has cracked the 500-year-old case with the help of a recently discovered coded letter. For hundreds of years historians have known the plot was...
  • Christian Cooper Says He Is ‘Uncomfortable’ With Harsh Backlash Against Central Park Dog Walker

    05/28/2020 9:06:45 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 27, 2020 | Jordan Davidson
    Amy Cooper, a white woman who was publicly shamed and fired by her employer after calling the police on African American birdwatcher Christian Cooper who asked her to leash her dog in Central Park, said her “entire life is being destroyed right now.” After the immense backlash against Amy, Christian is now saying he is uncomfortable with the response, according to the New York Times. “It’s a little bit of a frenzy, and I am uncomfortable with that,” he said.
  • China Approves Plan to Rein In Hong Kong, Defying Worldwide Outcry

    05/28/2020 12:49:37 AM PDT · by wanganghi · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 5/28/2020 | Keith Bradsher
    China officially has the broad power to quash unrest in Hong Kong, as the country’s legislature on Thursday nearly unanimously approved a plan to suppress subversion, secession, terrorism and seemingly any acts that might threaten national security in the semiautonomous city. As Beijing hashes out the specifics of the national security legislation in the coming weeks, the final rules will help determine the fate of Hong Kong, including how much of the city’s autonomy will be preserved or how much Beijing will tighten its grip. Early signals from Chinese authorities point to a crackdown once the law takes effect, which...
  • I’ve Been Social Distancing From Racism

    05/26/2020 2:10:00 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 71 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 26, 2020 | Ernst Owens
    During a recent session conducted over Zoom, my therapist told me I was “glowing.” In the middle of a pandemic. I struggled to explain why until she prodded, “No crazy experiences with white people this month?” “Not that I can immediately recall,” I replied. That’s when it became clear: I’m doing better these days because staying home alone and practicing social distancing has meant I’m avoiding many of the racist encounters that used to plague my daily life.
  • Hertz, Car Rental Pioneer, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    05/22/2020 8:15:29 PM PDT · by John W · 75 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 22, 2020 | Niraj Chokshi
    Hertz, which started with a fleet of a dozen Ford Model T’s a century ago and became one of the world’s largest car rental companies, filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday after falling victim to its mountain of debt. The coronavirus pandemic has devastated Hertz by grounding business travelers and tourists, making it impossible for the company to continue paying its lenders. A sharp drop in used car prices has also decreased the value of its fleet. “They were doing quite well, but when you turn off the revenues and you own all these cars and all of a sudden...
  • African-Americans Are Highly Visible in the Military, but Almost Invisible at the Top

    05/25/2020 10:19:16 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 25, 2020 | Helene Cooper
    WASHINGTON — A photograph of President Trump and his top four-star generals and admirals, tweeted in October by Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, was meant as a thank-you to the commander in chief. But it angered a lot of others, and not just those who erupted on Twitter. “You would have thought it was 1950,” said Lt. Col. Walter J. Smiley Jr., who is African-American and fought in Iraq and Afghanistan before retiring last year after 25 years in the Army. Dana Pittard, a retired major general, also African-American, was equally frustrated. “It’s America’s military,” he said. “Why doesn’t this...
  • The Coronavirus Is Deadliest Where Democrats Live

    05/25/2020 7:35:28 AM PDT · by Theoria · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 May 2020 | Jennifer Medina and Robert Gebeloff
    Beyond perception and ideology, there are starkly different realities for red and blue America right now. The staggering American death toll from the coronavirus, now approaching 100,000, has touched every part of the country, but the losses have been especially acute along its coasts, in its major cities, across the industrial Midwest, and in New York City. The devastation, in other words, has been disproportionately felt in blue America, which helps explain why people on opposing sides of a partisan divide that has intensified in the past two decades are thinking about the virus differently. It is not just that...
  • Paul Krugman Babbles that Trump Wants Americans to ‘Die for the Dow’

    05/21/2020 11:26:08 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/21/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    New York Times economist Paul Krugman continues to unleash liberal bile just to take disgusting shots at President Donald Trump, Republicans and ordinary Americans for wanting to reopen the economy. Krugman penned an absurd May 14 op-ed headlined, “Covid-19 Reality Has a Liberal Bias.” In that article, Krugman encouraged readers to speculate about the potential “blowback — especially, by the way, among senior citizens — if an attempt to restart the economy leads to a new wave of infections.” He used that speculation about senior citizens to question: “[W]hy are Trump and company going down this route?” He then answered...
  • Trump slams NY Times editor, publisher: ‘I laugh at them all’

    05/23/2020 1:02:51 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    President Trump fired his most recent shots at The New York Times on Friday, targeting both the newspaper’s executive editor and its publisher. “I laugh at them all,” the president wrote in one of two Twitter posts critical of the paper. “The @nytimes is a total mess!” Exactly what prompted the president’s messages wasn’t immediately clear but Trump again referred to the newspaper as “the Failing New York Times,” a description he has used often when talking about the paper’s coverage of his presidency.
  • Liberals Don’t Believe They’re Capable Of Doing Anything Wrong

    05/24/2020 3:57:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | May 24, 2010 | Derek Hunter
    One thing you notice when having a conversation with a committed liberal is you’d have a more productive and honest discussion with a shoe. An old, worn-out shoe. Normally, this phenomenon could be chalked up to ignorance – stupid people are, well, stupid. But many of these people are not stupid, at least not in the traditional sense. It’s arrogance, a kind of arrogance that can only come from indifference to anything contrary to what they want. You see this manifest itself in reaction to the reaction to the documents exposing how the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign....
  • 'Incalculable loss': New York Times covers front page with 1,000 Covid-19 death notices

    05/23/2020 8:28:48 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 61 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 23, 2020 | Guardian Staff
    As the US approaches the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, the New York Times has filled the entire front page of Sunday’s paper with the death notices of victims from across the country. In a decision the paper said was intended to convey the vastness and variety of the tragedy, the front page is a simple list of names and personal details taken from obituaries around the US. The headline is “US deaths near 100,000, an incalculable loss”, with a sub-heading that reads: “They were not simply names on a list. They were us.”
  • New York Times op-ed mocked for declaring 'the end of meat is here' due to virus outbreak

    05/21/2020 10:36:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/21/2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    The New York Times was butchered on social media after an op-ed published on Thursday found a potential silver lining from the coronavirus outbreak: a meatless society. In a piece titled “The End of Meat Is Here,” writer Jonathan Safran Foer argues, “If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals,” hoping that the disruption of the meat supply chain will encourage people to give up meat altogether. […] While vegetarians celebrated Foer’s meatless plea, passionate carnivores slaughtered the Times op-ed on social media. “C’mon; I already recycle,” Washington...
  • Clarence Thomas Isn’t A ‘Symbol Of The Trump Era.’ He’s An American Icon

    05/20/2020 10:16:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Ever since he matured from Marxist revolutionary to conservative heavyweight champ, the American left has felt free to smear Clarence Thomas. Ever since he matured from Marxist revolutionary to conservative heavyweight champ, the American left has felt free to smear Clarence Thomas in ways they’d scream “racism!” at if he were still one of them. It’s a half-century reminder of which political team consistently weaponizes a twisted conception of racism to obtain power at any cost, instead of recognizing racism as a moral evil with objective standards of transgression that apply equally to all.In this reprehensible tradition, The New York...
  • ‘Believe All Women’ Is a Right-Wing Trap

    05/19/2020 11:35:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05/19/20 | Susan Faludi
    Joe Biden has been accused of sexual assault, and conservatives are having a field day, exultant that they’ve caught feminists in a new hypocrisy trap. A woman, with no corroboration beyond contemporaneous accounts, charges a powerful man with a decades-old crime? Hmm, doesn’t that sound mighty close to Christine Blasey Ford’s complaint against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh? Yet this time, many liberals who’ve championed the #MeToo movement seem skeptical? Gotcha! Tim Graham, executive editor of NewsBusters: “Where is the #MeToo movement on this story? What happened to their rigid ‘Believe All Women’ boilerplate?” Fox News host Tucker Carlson: “the infuriating,...
  • NYT Panics After Instagram Influencers With Millions Of Followers Start Going Down The Rabbit Hole

    05/18/2020 9:30:05 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 18 replies
    InformationLiberation ^ | May 13, 2020 | Chris Menahan
    The New York Times is in panic mode after seeing popular influencers are sharing the viral "Plandemic" conspiracy flick and talking about ObamaGate with their millions of followers instead of just posting selfies and pushing product.
  • 'Law & Order: SVU' star Christopher Meloni compares Trump-supporting kids to 'Nazi Youth'

    05/18/2020 10:29:01 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18 2020 | Tyler McCarthy
    “Law & Order: SVU” star Christopher Meloni jokingly compared two children showing support for Donald Trump to “Nazi Youth.” The actor, who has previously used his Twitter to speak out against the Trump administration, commented on a video shared by New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow that shows a woman talking to her two nephews who are wearing shirts that read “United States of Awesome.” The clearly scripted video shows the two children lamenting being stuck inside for so long due to the coronavirus pandemic and asking for some good news. The woman responds by telling them that the...
  • Media Must Report Truth Of Anti-Trump Spy Operation Before It’s Too Late For Them

    05/17/2020 3:53:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 17, 2020 | Mollie Hemmingway
    As facts about the Obama administration's spying and leaking are spilling out, media have a brief window of opportunity to salvage some credibility. As new details emerge about the Obama administration’s broad spying-and-leaking campaign against the incoming Trump administration, reporters have a choice to make about whether to cover this story honestly, at long last. There is a brief window of time afforded the media to get the story right. They should take advantage of it.Journalist Lee Smith already noted the seriousness of the problem facing legacy media after the implosion of the Russia collusion conspiracy theory they peddled. “Americans...
  • Sweden stayed open. A deadly month shows the risks.

    05/17/2020 2:55:50 PM PDT · by thecodont · 110 replies
    New York Times via San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | 1:13 pm PDT, Saturday, May 16, 2020 | Lauren Leatherby and Allison McCann, New York Times
    By late March, nearly every country in Europe had closed schools and businesses, restricted travel and ordered citizens to stay home. But one country stood out for its decision to stay open: Sweden. The country’s moderated response to the coronavirus outbreak has drawn praise from some U.S. politicians, who see Sweden as a possible model for the United States as it begins to reopen. “We need to observe with an open mind what went on in Sweden, where the kids kept going to school,” Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a Republican, said at a hearing Tuesday. But while Sweden has...
  • Ahmaud Arbery’s Final Minutes: What Videos and 911 Calls Show

    05/17/2020 3:07:13 PM PDT · by FewsOrange · 368 replies ^ | May 16, 2020 | By Malachy Browne, Drew Jordan, Dmitriy Khavin and Ainara Tiefenthäler
    Using security footage, cellphone video, 911 calls and police reports, The Times has reconstructed the 12 minutes before Ahmaud Arbery was shot dead in Georgia on Feb. 23.
  • President Trump says 'FAKE NEWS IS NOT ESSENTIAL' in response to rally confrontation

    05/16/2020 6:49:42 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 21 replies
    News 12 Long Island ^ | May 16, 2020 | Kevin Vesey
    President Donald Trump retweeted a post by News 12 reporter Kevin Vesey on his experience at a rally by a Setauket conservative group. Kevin Vessey: The level of anger directed at the media from these protestors was alarming. As always, I will tell a fair and unbiased story today. Video Link