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  • Super-Booze Me

    07/24/2018 9:56:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2018 | Phelim McAleer
    Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock first shot to national attention with his 2004 film Super Size Me. He ate nothing but McDonald’s food and chronicled his ill health during that time. Spurlock and his film became a cultural phenomenon. He received the Best Director award at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy award. But what if McDonald’s wasn’t the real problem with his health? Each day during his month-long experiment, he ate all his meals only at McDonald’s, and he ate large servings by any restaurant’s standards. No one forced him. By the experiment’s end, he reported experiencing shakes (as...
  • Mic reporter deletes tweet claiming Russian spy was photographed in the Oval Office with Trump

    07/17/2018 12:27:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Joe Concha
    Mic reporter Emily Singer has deleted a tweet and apologized after stating that an alleged Russian spy who was recently arrested was photographed in the Oval Office in 2017. "I thought this was a photoshop, but its not. This is Maria Butina --- arrested for being a spy --- in the Oval Office with Trump," Singer originally wrote on Twitter Tuesday morning. The woman in the photo was quickly confirmed by other outlets to actually be National Security Council staffer Cari Lutkins. The photo was retweeted nearly 4,000 times and liked more than 5,800 times before Singer deleted it. "OK...
  • Get the facts: Thousands of women weren’t dying from abortion before Roe v. Wade

    07/12/2018 7:29:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    live Action News ^ | July 12, 2018 | Carole Novielli |
    In the days leading up to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in America, pro-choice advocates claimed hundreds of thousands of women had died from illegal abortions. Because of this, several lawmakers voted to decriminalize abortion prior to Roe, and even today, some lawmakers are hesitant to outlaw it because of this lie. These statistics were invented by the same people who would profit from the procedure’s legalization. False Claim #1: 5,000-10,000 women died annual from illegal abortion before Roe. FACT: These statistics were made up. The real number was a mere fraction of this. Abortionist Bernard...
  • Brian Ross is leaving ABC after botched Michael Flynn report

    07/02/2018 2:12:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | July 2, 2018 | By Mara Siegler
    <p>ABC News’ Brian Ross — who was suspended last year as chief investigative correspondent for a faulty report on Michael Flynn — is leaving the network, Page Six has exclusively learned.</p> <p>ABC suspended Ross last December for a month without pay for a botched report on ousted White House national security adviser Flynn that reported President Trump directed Flynn to make contact with Russian officials. The mistake even sent stocks tumbling, and ABC issued an apology saying: “We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error.”</p>
  • Reporter Resigns After Claiming Annapolis Shooter Had MAGA Hat

    06/30/2018 11:02:13 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 20 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 06/30/18 | Dean Weingarten
    In the early reporting of the Capital Gazette mass murder, Conor Berry, a reporter for a Massachusetts newspaper, The Republican, tweeted that the shooter had dropped his MAGA hat on the newsroom floor before opening fire. It was a stupid remark, not to mention one for which Berry had no supporting facts, which he has since acknowledged. What makes such tweets particularly toxic is that they color early perceptions of these events, and tend to become urban legends and the stuff of conspiracy theories. BerryÂ’s tweet was similar to earlier instances such as cable talking heads speculating that other shooters...
  • Adobe is using AI to catch Photoshopped images

    06/23/2018 7:30:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    Engadget ^ | Kris Holt
    Think of sharks swimming in the streets of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy, or someone flying a "where's my damn dinner?" banner over a women's march. Those images were fake, but clever manipulation can trick news outlets and social media users into thinking they're real. Whenever someone alters an image, unless they are pixel perfect in their work, they always leave behind indicators that the photo is modified. Metadata and watermarks can help determine a source image, and forensics can probe factors like lighting, noise distribution and edges on the pixel level to find inconsistencies. If a color is slightly...
  • Fact-checked: Viral photo of boy in enclosure taken at protest, not in detention facility

    06/19/2018 10:59:34 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/18/2018 | Naomi Lim
    A viral photo that appeared to depict a child detained at the border over his immigration status was actually taken at a protest, according to fact-checkers. The image was shared by social media users like journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas, who said in the caption: "This is what happens when a government believes people are 'illegal.' Kids in cages." However, fact-checking websites Snopes and PolitiFact found other pictures of the boy wearing the same clothes at a demonstration on June 10 organized by the Brown Berets de Cemanahuac's Texas chapter in Dallas. Leroy Pena, who took the image, told...
  • 50 Media Mistakes in the Trump Era: The Definitive List

    06/18/2018 8:43:19 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson.com ^ | 6/10/2018 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    We the media have “fact-checked” President Trump like we have fact-checked no other human being on the planet—and he’s certainly given us plenty to write about. That’s probably why it’s so easy to find lists enumerating and examining his mistakes, missteps and “lies.” But as self-appointed arbiters of truth, we’ve largely excused our own unprecedented string of fact-challenged reporting. The truth is, formerly well-respected, top news organizations are making repeat, unforced errors in numbers that were unheard of just a couple of years ago. Our repeat mistakes involve declaring that Trump’s claims are “lies” when they are matters of opinion,...
  • BREAKING: Embattled FBI Lawyer Lisa Page Has Resigned

    05/04/2018 6:19:01 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 118 replies
    he FBI attorney who exchanged anti-Trump text messages with another bureau official resigned on Friday, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The FBI confirmed that the lawyer, Lisa Page, tendered her resignation.
  • ‘Let them call you racists. Wear it as a badge of honor’:Bannon in France

    03/11/2018 12:08:32 AM PST · by wardaddy · 120 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-10-18 | Wire
    President Donald Trump's former adviser, Steve Bannon, told French far-right nationalists accused of racism to 'wear it as a badge of honor.' The former head of Breitbart News gave a speech before members of the French National Front Party on Saturday in Lille, France. 'Let them call you racists,' Bannon told party members. 'Let them call you xenophobes. Let them call you nativists. Wear it as a badge of honor.' Bannon told National Front members that 'history is on our side
  • Scarborough Concedes: Texas Blue Wave “Overhyped”

    03/07/2018 5:20:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Democrats across the country were getting a collective thrill up their leg about the coming “blue wave” that was about to break over Texas. Some early-voting numbers had Dems all excited. And then the election happened. And it’s true that a political party set a Texas record yesterday for the number of voters going to the polls in a primary. Just one teensy little problem for Texas Dems: it was the Republican party. Democrats turned out in solid-but-not-record-breaking numbers. Overall, Republicans swamped Dem turnout by about half-a-million votes. Republican votes cast beat Dem votes by a ratio of 60/40. On...
  • Newsweek is unable to pay its bills, faces eviction

    02/27/2018 4:34:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 27, 2018 | John Sexton
    When we checked in with Newsweek last week, the magazine had just published a news article critical of the magazine’s owners. That article only saw the light of day after a number of reporters and editors threatened to quit if it were spiked. It came after two top editors were fired and a raid based on an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney. Today, the Daily Beast reports the struggling magazine is unable to pay its rent and may face eviction. Guardian Life Insurance, the sub-landlord for the company’s downtown Manhattan office, informed International Business Times Inc. in late November...
  • Flashback: CNN and MSNBC’s Enthusiastic Coverage of Russian-Sponsored Anti-Trump Rally

    02/19/2018 12:30:08 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 24 replies
    News Busters ^ | 02/19/2018 | Rich Noyes
    One of the revelations in Friday’s indictment handed down by Special Counsel Robert Mueller was that alleged Russian attempts to sow disunity in 2016 included the organization of both pro- and anti-Trump rallies in New York City on the Saturday after Election Day. A check of their November 12 coverage showed both CNN and MSNBC gave enthusiastic coverage to the Russian-organized anti-Trump rally that day, with live reports every hour. Correspondents celebrated the idea that it was “a love rally,” and repeated the marchers’ anti-Trump mantras, such as: “We reject the President-elect.”
  • AP Admits It Got Duped By White Nationalist

    02/17/2018 12:39:42 AM PST · by Enterprise · 74 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 02/16/2018 | AMBER ATHEY |
    "The Associated Press is admitting that they were lied to by a white nationalist who claimed his group was connected to the school shooter in Parkland, Florida." "Jordan Jereb, a member of white nationalist group “Republic of Florida,” claimed on Wednesday that Nikolas Cruz, the shooter that killed 17 people at a Parkland high school, was a member of his group and participated in paramilitary drills with them. The Associated Press ran with Jereb’s claims, leading a number of outlets to publish blurbs of their report." "However, Jereb later backtracked on his claims and said he was “confused” because there...
  • The Latest: ‘No known ties’ between Cruz and supremacists

    02/15/2018 2:23:19 PM PST · by Gamecock · 92 replies
    AP ^ | 2/15/2018
    PARKLAND, Fla. 4:30 p.m. A law enforcement official says he knows of “no known ties” between the suspect who confessed to a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school and a white supremacist group. Lt. Grady Jordan is a spokesman for the Leon County Sheriff’s Office in Tallahassee, where the white nationalist militia known as the Republic of Florida is based. Jordan said Thursday that his office has arrested militia leader Jordan Jereb at least four times since January 2014 and has been monitoring the group’s membership. He says his office has “very solid” information on the group and...
  • The Girl Who Lied About Hijab Attack Deserves An Apology (barf alert)

    01/18/2018 7:27:35 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Huffington Compost ^ | January 16, 2018 | Danielle S. McLaughlin
    There is a girl in Toronto who needs a lot of patience and understanding. This 11-year-old child made a mistake that grew and grew until it became an international story. She told her family, her school and the police that a stranger had followed her and attacked her with scissors, slashing her hijab. Twice. The child's brother reported that he had been witness to it all. The girl described her attacker and the event in some detail. The man was Asian, he was smiling, he was dressed in black, the scissors had a blue handle. After the police went to...
  • Report: Highest-ever political bias in media, most can't name 'objective news source'

    01/17/2018 11:01:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2018 | by Paul Bedard
    Americans see more political bias in news than ever, and nearly seven-in-10 blame media owners for influencing the ways stories are reported, according to the latest failing report card on the nation’s news business. According to “American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy,” a new report from Gallup and the Knight Foundation, the percentage of Americans who see a great deal of political bias in stories has nearly doubled since 1989. Currently, 45 percent see “a great deal” of political bias, said the report, according to an analysis by the Nieman Lab. Maybe worse, said Nieman: “Less than half of Americans...
  • [Breaking News] 5:00pm Tonight - FAKE NEWS Awards! (Event postponed to 17 Jan 2018)

    01/08/2018 12:00:17 AM PST · by 850.933.8511oz · 13 replies
    The Fake News Awards, those going to the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media, will be presented to the losers on Wednesday, January 17th, rather than this coming Monday. The interest in, and importance of, these awards is far greater than anyone could have anticipated!
  • Fire and Fury Falsely Claims John Boehner Resigned in 2011, Other Editing Errors

    01/07/2018 7:47:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury has been questioned for its truthfulness, but as critics read through the salacious material in a supposed exposé tell-all on President Donald J. Trump's administration, it is apparent that Wolff gets basic facts wrong and has other editing errors.One such example is his claim that Donald Trump did not know who Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) was in 2015. But, as pointed out by Buzzfeed’s Henry Gomez, the author also gets the year that Boehner resigned incorrect as well. So, not only does Trump not knowing Boehner ring false, Wolff also writes...
  • Trump book author Michael Wolff made a damaging admission on the ‘Today’ show

    01/05/2018 2:42:40 PM PST · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5 Jan 2018 | Callum Borchers
    Author Michael Wolff bolstered President Trump's effort to discredit the new book “Fire and Fury” on Friday when he acknowledged in a “Today” show interview that he had been willing to say whatever was “necessary” to gain access at the White House. Wolff's admission does not directly undermine the veracity of his reporting, but it creates the appearance that he might have approached some members of the president's team under false pretenses, leading sources to believe that when they opened up they were speaking to a sympathetic ear. That's a bad look — one which the White House can use...