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  • Liberal Journalist Jokes That Professors Should Drown Conservative Students

    02/09/2018 9:27:58 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 53 replies
    Jesse Farrar, formerly of Deadspin and Vice, tweeted that professors should instead "hold the conservative students heads under water until they stop breathing." Kirk responded: “I'm sure he is joking, but imagine if conservatives made a joke like that against liberals?” “I am not joking,” Farrar wrote back, later deleting the tweet. When contacted about the tweet, Deadspin's editor wrote that Farrar was joking and said the organization "supports his stance of trolling white supremacist-minded" groups. Kirk, the founder of Turning Point USA, said on "Fox & Friends" he was "stunned" at the comment by Farrar. "They disagree with us...
  • ‘Unsafe and Just Plain Dirty’: Women Accuse Vice of ‘Toxic’ Sexual-Harassment Culture

    11/15/2017 8:10:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 15, 2017 | Brandy Zadronzy
    In the summer of 2015, Phoebe Barghouty was 23 years old and had a new master’s degree in journalism from Stanford—but little other experience—when she landed what most of her peers would consider a dream job: associate producer at Vice’s Los Angeles bureau. Though her job hadn’t technically started yet, her boss, then-Editor in Chief Jason Mojica, invited her to join the team at the L.A. Press Club Awards. After accepting an award for public service in journalism, the team from Vice—including Mojica and Kaj Larsen, the bureau chief who had hired Barghouty—celebrated with drinks. By the end of the...
  • New York strippers revolt: Dancers go on 'strike' over scantily-clad bottle girls [tr]

    11/04/2017 4:29:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 3, 2017 | Jennifer Smith
    Strippers in New York have claimed a new wave of scantily clad bartenders are stealing their tips from under them. The dancers are complaining that the bar staff, who call themselves 'startenders', dress as raunchily as they do and dance just as provocatively for cash-throwing customers.  They say the only differences are that they are behind the bar and not on stage, and unlike them, they do not have to pay the house to work there.
  • Vice: Let's Blow Up Mount Rushmore

    08/18/2017 7:30:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | August 17, 2017 | Corrine Weaver
    There seems to be no bar to the crazy this week in the aftermath of Charlottesville. While critics are screaming at Trump’s suggestion that, after the Confederate monuments the left may go after the Founding Fathers, the fine people over at Newsweek are actually considering it. Not insane enough? Vice wants to “Blow Up Mount Rushmore.” America-hating lefty Wilbert L. Cooper at Vice stated in his article, “Fact is, I'm not sure there is any American president worthy of being etched into the side of a 60-foot mountain with explosives and jackhammers. I mean, every single one has at least...
  • Is Celebrity Photographer Tyler Shields Inspired, Or Copying Other Artists

    05/30/2017 8:37:37 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 13 replies
    The Vice ^ | 1/14/16 | Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
    This level of success is surprising, given that a glance at his portfolio by anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the history of photography would reveal that a high number of his images look an awful lot like those of other photographers. And not obscure photographers, either. Many of his shots bear striking resemblances to the work of some of the most famous photographers of all time.
  • Speaking Truth To Power (Clinton Takes Another Scalp)

    11/11/2016 12:22:01 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | November 11, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    To the surprise of no one, the reporters, editors and publishers whose revolting fealty to Hillary Clinton, exposed in excruciating detail through Wikileaks, resulted in an historic loss for the Democratic Party have learned nothing from Tuesday’s Trumpslide. Instead of reflecting upon how media institutions rigging the primary process against Bernie Sanders, then conducting an embarrassing, 9 month-long editorial jihad against Donald Trump, might have led voters to reject the chosen one, they have spent the past 2 days regurgitating stories about fake SJW-created hate crimes...
  • Donald Trump Won Because of Facebook

    11/09/2016 1:41:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 9, 2016 | Max Read
    A close and — to pundits, journalists, and Democrats — unexpected victory like Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s is always overdetermined, and no one particular thing pushed Trump over the edge on Tuesday night. His chosen party’s lately increasing openness to explicit white nationalism, the still-recent global-scale failure of the liberal economic consensus, the apparently deep-seated misogyny and racism of the American electorate, Hillary Clinton’s multiple shortcomings as a candidate, or even the last-minute intervention of FBI director James Comey might each have been, on its own, sufficient to hand the election to a man who is, by any reckoning,...
  • Poll: Who Won the Debate Tonight?

    10/04/2016 7:58:50 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 79 replies
    Headline of the Day Poll Who won the VP Debate? Senator Tim Kaine (50%) Gov. Mike Pence (45%) It was a tie (5%)

    08/02/2016 3:34:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Marine Gen. John Allen, a 1976 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served this country admirably for more than 36 years. Now he has announced he wants to retire. The 59 year-old former top officer in Afghanistan cited his wife's "chronic" illness and said he wants to devote more time to helping his beloved Kathy cope with serious health problems, including an undisclosed "auto-immune disorder." We join the vast majority of Americans who pray the general's wife will get better, and thank him for his service to this country. But one would have to be pathetically naive not to realize...
  • Judge [Lester]: Pam Bondi does not have to answer Internet gambling casino questions

    08/06/2013 9:27:34 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 10 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 6, 2013 | Rene Stutzman
    A Sanford judge today ruled that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi does not have to answer defense attorneys' questions under oath in a mammoth Internet casino gambling case pending in Seminole County. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. made that ruling this morning.The case involves more than 50 defendants, accused of violating the state's gambling, racketeering and money laundering laws by operating Internet cafes that prosecutors say served as storefront gambling parlors. Each had ties to the non-profit Allied Veterans of the World, a group that provided charity to military veterans but, according to authorities, donated just two percent of its...
  • Trump/Fiorina

    03/16/2016 11:22:28 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 90 replies
  • VICE Reporter Ben Anderson on What It Was Like to Interview a Member of ISIS

    01/31/2016 9:46:24 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    The new VICE special "Fighting ISIS," which first airs at 10 PM EST this Sunday on HBO, is an hour-long deep dive into the current state of Iraq. The current state of Iraq is not good. Since the US invasion toppled Saddam Hussein and George W. Bush declared "Mission Accomplished," a series of mistakes made by both the US and local authorities turned the country into an incubator of extremism and violence and led to the rise of ISIS. In the documentary, VICE reporter Ben Anderson embeds with various groups fighting ISIS, interviews captured jihadist fighters, and investigates the troubles...
  • Ellen Page (actress) confronts Ted Cruz on LGBT issues

    08/21/2015 8:14:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/2015 | KATIE GLUECK
    DES MOINES — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and actress Ellen Page, of “Juno” fame, got into a testy and free-wheeling discussion Friday over gay rights here at the Iowa State Fair. “I’m happy to answer your question but not to have a back-and-forth debate,” Cruz told Page, as she pressed him about discrimination against LGBT citizens, approaching him as he flipped pork chops over an open grill. But the two then proceeded to have a spirited exchange over gay rights and whether private businesses — florist companies, for example —can refuse to cater gay weddings in the name of their...
  • We Asked an Expert What Would Happen if Donald Trump Actually Became President

    07/21/2015 11:09:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Vice ^ | July 22, 2015 | Mike Pearl, staff writer
    It's the morning of Friday, January 20, 2017, and it's Inauguration Day. Donald John Trump Sr. has his hand on a Bible, and America looks on, agape, as he swears to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." How we got to this point isn't important. The question now is, what the [expletive] is about to happen? To come up with even the vaguest answer, we have to look back at history. Because as British TV science guy James Burke once said, "Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future? Because...
  • Anti-Netanyahu election group admits to American funding

    02/01/2015 4:55:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 1, 2015 | Aaron Klein
    EILAT, Israel – The V15 group working to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government in the upcoming election has confirmed to WND it is primarily financed by an American billionaire and a Mexican entrepreneur who is a U.S. resident. V15, short for Victory 2015, attracted U.S. media attention after it hired 270 Strategies, a consulting firm whose senior leadership is comprised mostly of former top staffers for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. Uri Wollman, V15′s spokesman, told WND his organization’s ballooning infrastructure is funded primarily by three private philanthropists: •S. Daniel Abraham, the billionaire founder of the Slim Fast...

    09/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes. We can today reveal the complete list of journalists, some 150 key industry figures, on the list. Outlets with representation span the entire video games journalism universe and include Polygon, Ars Technica, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, TechRadar, and many other well-known brands in games publishing. But they also include freelancers and staffers for publications as solidly...
  • The Great Douchebag Mystery

    04/11/2014 8:51:07 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 19 replies has a piece up titled How Sad Young Douchebags Took Over Modern Britain (H/T Captain Capitalism). In the piece the author struggles to identify why the culture of young men has changed in recent years: But while it’s easy to scorn the banality—and the vanity—of the modern British douchebag, they’re only products of their environment. An environment that has very little to offer them anymore, other than gym memberships, intentionally ripped clothes, alcohol, and creatine. The institutions that gave British men a sense of well-being have been ripped apart. Nobody trusts the police any more; nobody wants to join...
  • Canadian Supreme Court strikes down prostitution laws

    12/22/2013 5:18:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 21, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    Something interesting happened in Canada this week, and for once it had nothing to do with Justin Bieber or Captain Kirk. Their Supreme Court effectively struck down the nation’s laws involving prostitution, though the definitions of the specific laws in question aren’t as straight forward as the title might suggest. The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the country’s major prostitution laws, saying that bans on street soliciting, brothels and people living off the avails of prostitution create severe dangers for vulnerable women and therefore violate Canadians’ basic values. Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, writing for a unanimous court, stressed...
  • ‘Godfather of Hipsterdom’ Gavin McInnes: Feminism makes women miserable

    10/23/2013 9:27:15 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-23-2013 | Caroline May
    Gavin McInnes, co-founder of Vice and often described as “The Godfather of Hipsterdom,” kicked a hornets nest this week by suggesting that modern feminism has been detrimental to women. “We’ve trivialized childbirth and being domestic so much that women are forced to pretend to be men. They’re feigning this toughness. They’re miserable,” McInnes said in part during a contentious and expletive-laced exchange on a HuffPost Live panel on Monday. McInnes received forceful push back from the panel, media and social media for his comments. The founder of Street Carnage, however, explained in an interview with The Daily Caller that he...
  • Judge: Strippers Must Be Paid At Least Minimum Wage

    09/11/2013 6:47:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    A federal judge ruled this week that exotic dancers at a Midtown strip club are protected by labor laws and entitled to be paid at least a minimum wage. The ruling came Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit brought by current and former dancers at Rick’s Cabaret, at 50 W. 33rd St. The lawsuit against Peregrine Enterprises – the subsidiary that operates the club – and the club’s Houston-based parent company, charged that the strippers were denied wages and required to pay a variety of fees to the club. The club had argued that the dancers were independent contractors....