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  • USA Today buries lede (here we go again) in big report on sexual-abuse 'window' laws

    10/05/2019 1:10:47 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 30 replies ^ | October 5, 2019 | Terry Mattingly
    When it comes to criticizing the press, William Donohue is what he is. The president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has never used a flyswatter when a baseball bat will do. This time, Donohue has released a statement about a USA Today story that had already caught my attention, one that ran with this headline: ďThe Catholic Church and Boy Scouts are lobbying against child abuse statutes. This is their playbook.Ē This feature is yet another cheap-shot attack that buries or blurs crucial information that readers need in order to understand this complex subject. How? Here...
  • Why was the article I posted deleted along with the comments?

    09/24/2019 11:58:11 AM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 50 replies
    I posted an article last night about Trump ending "catch and release" at the border and now it and all of the replies have been deleted. This is the link to the article: Why was it deleted?
  • Canceling Out Leftist Newspapers

    09/16/2019 10:59:59 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 45 replies
    Myself | 09-16-2019 | Captain Peter Blood
    Well today I finally got around to reassessing my newspaper needs. My state paper, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as of next month goes total digital. So I now have to get used to reading the paper on the IPad. With that coming I decided to reevaluate the other papers I take. I get The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Well for awhile I just have not been reading the other papers much. USA Today used to be a fun paper to read and I had read it from the very beginning, but it changed it's format, got skinnier and become...
  • Newspaper chain GateHouse is buying Gannett, USA Todayís owner

    08/05/2019 8:01:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    LA Times ^ | AUG. 5, 2019
    The combined company would have more than 260 daily papers in the United States, along with more than 300 weeklies. It would be the largest U.S. newspaper company ... the U.S. has lost almost 1,800 local newspapers since 2004. Newsroom employment fell by a quarter from 2008 to 2018, according to Pew Research, and layoffs have continued this year. Both GateHouse and Gannett are known as buyers of other papers. Bulking up lets companies cut costs ó including layoffs in newsrooms ó and centralize operations. ... GateHouseís owner, New Media, is taking on new debt to get the deal done...
  • Baltimore Named Nationís Most Dangerous City By USA Today

    07/27/2019 7:46:31 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb 19, 2018
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) ó USA Today has named Baltimore the most dangerous city in the country. The paper analyzed police crime data in the nationís 50 biggest cities, which revealed Baltimore had the highest per capita murder rate in the nation with nearly 56 murders per 100,000 people ó a record for the city. The rate outpaced New Orleans and Detroit, with a rate of 40 and 39 killings per 100,000 people, respectively. Baltimoreís 342 murders in 2017 was an increase from 318 in 2016. Baltimore ó the most populated city in Maryland with more than 615,000 residents ó had more...
  • Roger Stone: I will be vindicated

    04/11/2019 2:01:57 PM PDT · by hirn_man · 10 replies
    I was also shocked to watch USA Todayís Susan Page on MSNBC discussing her newly published biography and diaries of Barbara Bush. These contain a falsehood that is so wrong it requires correction. Barbara Bush said in her diary that when she learned I was Ďhiredí for her husbandís 1988 campaign, she then had me Ďfiredí. Unfortunately I was never hired for H.W. Bushís 1988 campaign and never wanted to be.
  • Pennsylvania lawmaker says (President) Trump 'stands beside Israel' during prayer (video)

    03/28/2019 4:31:46 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 27 replies
    USA Today on Youtube ^ | Published on Mar 27, 2019 | USA Today
    A Republican state lawmaker faces criticism for a Christian prayer she delivered in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Monday, the same day the body swore in its first female Muslim member.
  • Barbara Bush blamed TRUMP for her heart attack, kept a clock on her bedside table counting down[tr]

    03/27/2019 11:38:11 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 121 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3/27/2019 | David Martosko
    [full article title: 'Putin endorsed him, for heavenís sake!' Barbara Bush blamed TRUMP for her heart attack and kept a clock on her bedside table counting down the seconds until he would leave office] Barbara Bush hated Donald Trump so much that she kept a 'countdown clock' in her bedroom, ticking off the seconds until he would leave office. The former first lady died in April 2018 at the age of 92. Her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, passed away seven months later. She blamed the current president for a flare-up of her congenital cardiac condition, a moment she...
  • 99.9999 percent chance we're the cause of global warming, study says

    02/27/2019 9:24:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 148 replies
    USA Today | February 27, 2019 | by Doyle Rice
  • 'SNL': Trump slaps back after Alec Baldwin mocks his national emergency news conference

    02/17/2019 9:47:52 AM PST · by Rustybucket · 26 replies
    USA TODAY ^ | February 17, 2019 | Erin Jensen
  • Oh, The Layoff Hammer Is About To Smash The Liberal News Media(awww!)

    01/25/2019 10:04:21 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 1/24/2019 | Matt Vespa
    The liberal media is not having a good month. Two fake news stories back-to-back in a 48-hour period. You have BuzzFeed claiming that President Trump directed ex-personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress over a real estate deal in Moscow. The co-author of the piece, Jason Leopold, has a history of being a fake news generator, and that reputation is still alive a well; the Mueller investigation issued a statement gutting Buzzfeedís story like a fish. Second, the MAGA hat kids hounding a Native American man at the Lincoln Memorial during the March for Life. Again, it didnít happen....
  • Company known for deep cost-cutting offers to buy Gannett

    01/14/2019 4:25:11 PM PST · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    ap ^ | 1/14/2019 | MAE ANDERSON
    NEW YORK (AP) ó A hedge fund-backed bid to buy Gannett Co., the publisher of USA Today and several other major dailies, is renewing fears of consolidation and job losses ó as well as a decline in the quantity and quality of news coverage ó in the already battered newspaper industry.
  • Digital First Offers to Buy USA Today Owner Gannett for $1.36B

    01/14/2019 2:01:49 PM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies ^ | Monday, 14 January 2019 09:52 AM | Staff
    The publisher of USA Today has received a $1.36 billion takeover bid from a media group with a history of taking over struggling newspapers and slashing costs. MNG Enterprises, better known as Digital First Media, said in a letter to Gannett Co. Monday that its leadership team has failed to show that it can run the company effectively. The Wall Street Journal was first to report that the hedge-fund backed MNG has built up a 7.5 percent stake in Gannett, and that it has been rebuffed repeatedly by the company about a sale. Gannett said Monday it received the letter,...
  • USA Today Pushes Amputations for Transgenders With Zero Space for Dissent

    12/18/2018 4:33:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies ^ | December 18, 2018 | Tim Graham
    The dominant story on the front page of Tuesday‚Äôs USA Today was incredibly one-sided on ‚Äútransgender equality.‚ÄĚ Above and below a picture of trans man Grayson Russo were the headlines ‚ÄúSome Americans are denied ‚Äėlifesaving‚Äô health care / Because they identify as transgender.‚ÄĚ Right under the headline is a large pull quote to add to the theme: ‚ÄúThese are lifesaving procedures, and to deny somebody a lifesaving procedure is malpractice,‚ÄĚ announced Johanna Olson-Kennedy, director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children‚Äôs Hospital Los Angeles. Inside the story she added "It's incredibly problematic to put your own feelings...
  • USA Today Faces Backlash After Shaming Heisman Winner for Tweets Posted When He Was a Teen

    12/09/2018 6:56:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies ^ | 09 DEC 2018 | Madison Dibble
    Kyler Murray won one of college footballís highest honors on Saturday as he was awarded the Heisman Trophy for his excellence as quarterback for Oklahoma, but USA Today wasnít focused on his football accomplishments. In a report published late Saturday night, USA Today dug up several tweets and claimed that Murray had made homophobic statements on Twitter. According to the report, Murray called one of his friends a ďqueerĒ in 2012. He was 15 years old at the time of the tweet. In response to this hit from USA Today, Murray humbly apologized for the comments he had made when...
  • Donald Trump broke the presidency. It's time to get rid of the job altogether.

    08/12/2018 2:18:39 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 89 replies
    USA Today | August 10, 2018 | Tina Dupuy
  • Throwback Thursday

    07/26/2018 4:45:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-26-18 | MOTUS
    When drsarabi posted her townsís (Alton, Illinois) excellent response to a lip-synch challenge yesterday it reminded me of an old post I did on my hometownís lip dub. It was filmed on May 22nd, 2011 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and by all accounts its 5000 participants set a new lip-synch world record. ďThis video was created as an official response to the Newsweek article calling Grand Rapids a Ďdying city.í We disagreed strongly, and wanted to create a video that encompasses the passion and energy we all feel is growing exponentially, in this great city. We felt Don McLean's ĎAmerican...
  • USA Today Drops Columnist Cheri Jacobus After Tweet About Convicted Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein

    07/20/2018 12:34:05 PM PDT · by Kazan · 32 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 7/20/2018 | Jon Levine
    USA has dropped columnist Cheri Jacobus after the the political strategist and frequent TV pundit insulted Republican consultant and Trump ally Michael Caputoís daughters and suggested that they be used at ďpartiesĒ by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. ďOur editors in the opinion section became aware of the tweet by freelance columnist Cheri Jacobus just after noon today,Ē a spokesperson for the company told TheWrap Thursday evening. ďAn hour later after researching the issue, our editors let Jacobus know that she would no longer be writing for USA TODAY,Ē the spokesperson added. ďWe have asked her to remove the USA...
  • USA Today Publishes Downbeat Story on Singapore Summit

    06/10/2018 11:59:44 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 10, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    It must pain the news organization whose editorial board declared that Trump is "unfit to clean toilets" to report on the President at the historic Singapore Summit†with the leader of North Korea. So how does USA Today handle it? By being downbeat on both the Summit and, of course, Trump himself.†The USA Today†hostility begins with their dire headline†that declares†Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un arrive in Singapore for nuclear showdown. Um, no. President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev going eyeball to eyeball during the Cuban Missile Crises was a nuclear showdown but the Singapore Summit is a, well,...
  • USA Today: Guns Used In Texas Shooting Were ĎLess Lethalí Than Other Shootings

    05/19/2018 11:14:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies ^ | 5/19/2018 | Scott Morefield
    USA Today reported that ďless-lethal weaponsĒ were used during the school shooting Friday in Santa Fe, Texas, which claimed 10 lives and injured 10 others. ďTwo details set it apart from the list of other recent deadly attacks: explosives and weapons used,Ē the article said. ďThe guns may have slowed down the gunmanís deadly rampage because they have a slower firing rate than firearms used in other recent mass shootings, such as the AR-15 Ö High-powered rifles such as the AR-15 can be fired more than twice as fast as most handguns. The standard magazine for an AR-15 holds 30...