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  • NBA Ratings Continue To Be Inexplicably Low

    08/12/2020 12:52:46 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 160 replies
    Game7 ^ | August 12, 2020 | Charles Kruger
    NBA ratings continue to be inexplicably low this month, with all of the Twitter chatter surrounding the league’s return not translating into an actual increase in viewers. When the NBA resumed its season at the end of July, many observers assumed it would be a ratings boon for all involved. Networks were starved for sports programming as a result of COVID-19, and basketball’s glut of big name stars should have converted into a ton of viewership. Only it didn’t. In the first week of action, the NBA’s ratings immediately sputtered. Rather than spiking due to an increase in hype and...
  • AOC given just 60 seconds to deliver pre-recorded message at DNC

    08/12/2020 10:11:25 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 12, 2020 | 11:01pm | Vincent Barone
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be given just 60 seconds to deliver a pre-recorded message at the Democratic National Convention next week. The party’s progressive firebrand has been afforded the limited role while Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, will get to deliver live, virtual speeches at the coronavirus-revamped event, Business Insider reported Wednesday.
  • Biden snaps at reporter questioning his cognitive abilities: ‘Are you a junkie?’

    08/05/2020 9:51:44 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 5, 2020 | 12:26pm | Ebony Bowden
    An irritated Joe Biden snapped at a reporter when pressed Wednesday on whether he had taken a cognitive test — defensively asking the interviewer if he was a junkie and tested for cocaine use.
  • BREAKING: Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept Democratic nomination

    08/05/2020 9:18:21 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 87 replies
    Just the News ^ | By Daniel Payne
    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee later this month to accept his nomination by the Democratic National Convention, according to reports from Wednesday morning. Biden's original intentions of traveling to the midwestern city "have been scrapped because of coronavirus concerns," Bloomberg reporter Tyler Pager tweeted on Wednesday. In a statement to media on Wednesday, DNC organizers said that the "worsening coronavirus pandemic" had led convention officials to cancel the event's various speaking engagements "in order to prevent risking the health of our host community as well as the convention’s production teams, security officials, community partners, media...
  • Scientist says she made up Twitter account for Arizona State prof who ‘died’ of COVID-19

    08/04/2020 9:42:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 4, 2020 | 7:35pm | Tamar Lapin
    An Arizona State University professor who posted on Twitter for years about social justice issues and recently detailed her fight with COVID-19 was said to have died last week — but she actually never existed. BethAnn McLaughlin — who announced the made-up professor’s death on July 31 — admitted to The New York Times on Tuesday that she was behind the hoax. “I take full responsibility for my involvement in creating the @sciencing_bi Twitter account,” she said in a statement through her lawyer. “My actions are inexcusable. I apologize without reservation to all the people I hurt.” Since 2016, the...
  • Rashida Tlaib Joins Progressive Pushback, Refuses To Endorse Joe Biden

    08/03/2020 1:12:39 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 28, 2020
    “Squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Monday said she will not endorse Democratic nominee Joe Biden — just hours after a co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign likened voting for Biden to eating “a bowl of s–t.”
  • George W. Bush Center hacked; ransom paid in exchange for apparent destruction of data

    08/01/2020 9:17:39 PM PDT · by RandFan · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 1 | By Andrew Blake
    The George W. Bush Presidential Center was the victim recently of a hack attack that resulted in an undisclosed sum being paid to the perpetrator, the organization announced Friday. Unencrypted data involving the Bush Center’s donors, including names, contact information and contribution history, was compromised during a May security breach, the organization said on its website. The donor data was stolen during an attack suffered by Blackbaud, a third-party data management service used by the Bush Center, but has supposedly since been destroyed. “Blackbaud informed us that it paid a ransom to the attackers in order to obtain confirmation that...
  • Joe Biden delays VP announcement another week

    08/01/2020 5:35:29 PM PDT · by Repeal 16-17 · 97 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 1, 2020 | Jon Levine
    He’s Biden his time. Joe Biden is not expected to pick a running mate until at least Aug. 10. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee had previously said he expected to name someone to the job by the first of the month.
  • The voters who are still backing Trump [Dynamite]

    07/31/2020 10:15:44 AM PDT · by chiller · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/31/20 | NICK ARAMA
    ..."Not only are they overwhelmingly with Trump at this point, upon reflection, these voters who voted Obama and Trump would now vote for Trump over Obama in a hypothetical match-up, according to Thau." ..."Beyond the numbers, though, it’s critical to understand why so many of them continue to support Trump. They think a businessman is best suited to turn the country around economically. They feel Covid-19 was not Trump’s fault, and he’s doing the best he can to contain it. They conflate the Black Lives Matter protesters with the rioters attacking federal buildings and retail shops. They don’t want historic...
  • Biden viewed as 'a puppet' and 'not making any sense' to Michigan swing voters in Axios focus group

    07/28/2020 5:51:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 28, 2020 | Monica Showalter
    It's gotta be tough to be center-left media outlet Axios. They pay a ton of money to do focus group work on swing state voters ... and the voters don't tell them the story they had probably hoped to hear. Witness this: Some swing voters in Warren, Mich., question Joe Biden's ability to lead the country — calling him a "puppet" who's not "mentally capable of being president" — while admitting they haven't paid much attention to his events, platforms or speeches. They've got it down as 'some' from their focus group of voters who had voted for President Obama...
  • Radio host mocks Trump by claiming Seattle is peaceful, then rioters torched his apartment building

    07/26/2020 12:50:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 91 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | July 26, 2020 | Mia Cathell
    Seattle radio host and Twitter-based criminal defense advocate Paul Gallant "dunked" on President Donald Trump last month by denying that the riots are violent, then the radio host was scored on by rioters who set fire to his apartment. Now he's taking up arms. ... "Walked through it last night out of curiosity and saw no burning, pillaging, or deaths," Gallant responded in June to Trump's tweet calling out the violent leftists who continue to terrorize Seattle. "Chill dawg," Gallant added sarcastically. ... Last night, Gallant had a sudden change of heart towards the "peaceful protestors" when he came home...
  • Louisville protests descend into chaos when armed protester accidentally shoots members of his group, injuring 3

    07/25/2020 3:19:50 PM PDT · by familyop · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 25, 2020 | Vandana Rambaran
    Gunshots erupted during a planned protest in Louisville, Ky., Saturday and three members of the heavily armed militia group, the "Not F---ing Around Coalition" (NFAC), were injured by shots fired from one of their own member's guns, police told Fox News...many of whom are not from Kentucky--claiming they are defending the Constitution and decrying the death of Breonna Taylor.
  • Holes Emerge in Cathy Areu’s Lawsuit Against Fox News Hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity

    07/24/2020 12:08:31 PM PDT · by rintintin · 61 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Jul 23rd, 2020 | Rudy Takala
    Inconsistencies are emerging in claims made by Cathy Areu, a once-periodic Fox News guest, that she was harassed by some of the network’s biggest names — including prime time anchor Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity. New emails obtained by Mediaite shed further light on the case. In a lawsuit filed on Monday in the Southern District of New York, Areu claims she was harassed by Carlson, Hannity and other employees of the network, and that she was largely barred from appearing after she declined their advances. In an initial response the company said the claims were “completely false.” Over the...
  • Supreme Court denies Democrats' bid to fast-track ongoing fight for Trump financial records

    07/20/2020 11:22:25 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 20 2020 | John Kruzel
    The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request by House Democrats to accelerate the timeline of remaining court battles over congressional subpoenas for President Trump’s tax returns. The bid by lawmakers came in response to the court’s landmark 7-2 ruling earlier this month to shield a trove of Trump’s financial records from several Democratic-led House committees and return the dispute to lower courts for further litigation. Under regular Supreme Court procedure, the ruling would reach the lower courts no earlier than Aug. 3, a delay Democrats sought to avoid by asking the justices to expedite the process. But the conservative-majority...
  • New York City’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural Defaced for 3rd Time in Under a Week

    07/19/2020 1:24:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/19/2020 | Zachary Steiber
    Two black women were arrested Saturday for defacing New York City’s “Black Lives Matter” mural, which sits just outside Trump Tower in the borough of Manhattan. It’s the third time the painted words were defaced in under a week. Video footage showed the women dumping black paint on the yellow words before one got down on her hands and knees and spread the paint around with her hands. “They do it for black people, right? Black lives matter. Black lives matter, but you want to defund the police for black people - you’re lying. No, we’re not standing for Black...
  • ACTIVISTS FURIOUS AFTER UNAPPROVED ‘BLM REPLACEMENT’ STATUE DUMPED BY LOCALITY [UK]

    07/18/2020 9:21:06 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    mediarightnews ^ | JULY 16, 2020 | IAN MACDONALD
    British ‘Black Lives Matter’ rioters recently tore down a historic statue of Edward Colston, reportedly a 17th-century slave trader. The statue was in Bristol, England. A statue of a protester was secretly installed overnight to replace the slave trader, Colston. Apparently, the locality had not approved this statue though, and it only lasted a little longer than a day before being tossed into what appears to be a mobile dumpster by the local authorities. CNN tweeted about the illicit statue when it was initially raised, with a link to the story. Nothing in the tweet mentioned that it wasn’t approved...
  • Bubba Wallace booed while driving in all-star qualifier Fans express disapproval of competitor caught up in 'noose' claim

    07/18/2020 7:13:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/17/2020 | Wnd Staff
    NASCAR fans booed driver Bubba Wallace when he was introduced at the qualifying event Thursday for the All-Star race and cheered by many after he crashed. The black driver was caught up in the recent incident in which a rope "noose" was discovered in the racetrack garage to which he was assigned. He was outraged and generated support from other drivers, which was amplified by the protests of the death of George Floyd. But the FBI, after sending more than a dozen agents to investigate, concluded the "noose" actually was a rope pull. They found there was no hate crime,...
  • White House portraits of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush moved from prominent space to rarely used room

    07/17/2020 5:00:01 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 151 replies
    CNN ^ | July 17, 2020 | Jeff Zeleny and Kevin Liptak,
    WASHINGTON (CNN) The official portraits of former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were removed from the Grand Foyer of the White House within the last week, aides told CNN, and replaced by those of two Republican presidents who served more than a century ago. White House tradition calls for portraits of the most recent American presidents to be given the most prominent placement, in the entrance of the executive mansion, visible to guests during official events. That was the case through at least July 8, when President Donald Trump welcomed Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The two...
  • Three ships on fire at Iranian port

    07/15/2020 8:08:33 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    Al Jazeera Middle East ^ | July 15, 2020
    It is the latest in a series of explosions and fires to hit Iran in recent weeks. (Video at link)
  • ViacomCBS Drops Nick Cannon After Anti-Semitic Tirade

    07/15/2020 8:34:55 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    freebeacon ^ | JULY 15, 2020 | Adam Kredo
    ViacomCBS dropped Nick Cannon from its MTV network following an anti-Semitic tirade in which the host, among other things, accused Jewish people of controlling the global banking system. "ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism," the media conglomerate, which owns MTV, VH-1, and Cannon’s ‘Wild ‘N Out’ television show, said in a statement Wednesday. "We have spoken with Nick Cannon about an episode of his podcast ‘Cannon’s Class’ on YouTube, which promoted hateful speech and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories." Cannon sparked a firestorm of criticism earlier in the week after he praised anti-Semitic...