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  • Gay rights supporters push beyond marriage to broader legal protections

    06/28/2015 4:36:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2015 | Paul Kane, The Washington Post |
    Fresh off their biggest legal victory, gay rights supporters began to expand their efforts beyond same-sex marriage to a broad push to rewrite civil rights law and extend protections to other personal and financial actions. A liberal coalition spanning gay rights groups and traditional African-American leaders turned its attention to a new legislative bid to outlaw discrimination against homosexuals in employment, housing, financial dealings and other regular actions not protected under the Supreme Court's ruling declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right. "You can be married on Saturday, post your pictures on Instagram on Sunday and fired from your job on...
  • THE SILENCING: Paper Will Limit Anti-Gay Marriage Op-Eds

    06/26/2015 2:27:59 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 101 replies
    daily caller ^ | 06/26/15 | Betsy Rothstein
    The editorial board of PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. is taking a hardcore stance against those who disagree with the Supreme Court ruling to legalize gay marriage. “As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it print, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage,” they declared. After receiving strong pushback, the newspaper’s editorial board, which is overseen by Editorial Page Editor John Micek, quickly revised its policy. Freedom of speech will be allowed — but only for a “limited” period of time. Micek explained on Twitter: “Clarification: We will not...
  • Actor James Morrison gets duped by fake Ted Cruz-Girl Scout cookie article

    05/11/2015 7:16:49 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 25 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 5/10/15 | twitchy.com
    I've been seeing this fake Cruz "news story" making the rounds on Facebook and it's already bamboozled some of my less-sharp pals. There's a fake USATODAY website out there (usatoday.com.co), with the look of USATODAY, that claims Ted Cruz stated that U.S. Military veterans should "self-fund via sales of cookies, like the Girl Scouts."
  • Accused Gay-Bash Attacker at Dallas BBQ Surrenders to NYPD, But Lawyer Says He's Gay Too: Dources

    06/17/2015 5:36:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 16, 2015 | Thomas TRACY
    The man accused of bashing a gay couple with a chair in a Chelsea barbecue restaurant surrendered to cops Tuesday — but hasn’t been arrested on hate-crime charges because he’s gay, too, police sources said. Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin, 41, surrendered to NYPD Hate Crime detectives at the Seventh Precinct with his attorney and was charged with assault and attempted assault. His arraignment was pending Tuesday night. A police source said El-Amin wasn’t charged with a hate crime because the Bronx man was gay and the attack wasn’t motivated by hatred of homosexuals. El-Amin allegedly slammed a chair over the heads of...
  • Al Jazeera America Sued for Bias Against Israel, Non-Arabs

    06/16/2015 6:47:45 AM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies
    The former head of Al Jazeera America's documentary unit announced a lawsuit against her former employer on Thursday, charging the American branch of the Qatar-based news network with a vitriolic bias against Israel, as well as discrimination against non-Arabs and women. Shannon High-Bassalik, who formerly worked with CNN, NBC and MSNBC, sued the company for discrimination after being fired in February only half way through her three-year contract, reports The Guardian. She charged the company with showing a blatant pro-Arab bias both in terms of employment and news coverage, with the most intense bias coming out against Israel. High-Bassalik said...
  • A Speedboat Is Not A Fishing Boat. Here's Why That Matters To Marco Rubio

    06/10/2015 2:26:17 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 10, 2015 | Ryan Grim
    There is nothing redeeming about a speedboat. It's loud, it serves no purpose other than to anger people not in it, it creates a huge wake that's obnoxious on the water and even on the beach and it violently slashes through manatees that bob near the surface of Miami's coastal waters. There is even less that is redeeming about the kind of person who covets one -- or, worse, actually owns one. Speedboats are made exclusively for assholes.
  • Next for Steyer: put GOP candidates on climate change hot seat

    04/06/2015 2:52:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle's SF Gate Blog ^ | April 6, 2015 | Carla Marinucci
    San Francisco activist Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate Super PAC Monday announced the billionaire Democrat will wage a campaign to put Republicans on the “hot seat” about climate change and spend “what it takes” for an aggressive new high-tech “war room” to track — and attack — GOP candidates in 2016. The program, based at the NextGen headquarters in the Financial District — with satellite offices in Washington, D.C., and other cities — aims to make climate change a “top tier” issue next year. It will focus its firepower on turning environmental concerns into a “wedge issue,” especially with young voters,...
  • Indiana Si!—Embargo No!

    04/04/2015 6:50:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    For a few days there it appeared that if a resident of Indiana had chosen to refrain from commerce with another person and was sued for discrimination, this resident could have found legal recourse to defend himself against the suit. This legal recourse was made possible by the passage on March 26th of IndianaÂ’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act. Such was the media hysteria and attendant calls for economic sanctions against Indiana, however, that a few days later the RFRA was drastically amended. During the four days of hysteria, however, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill...
  • So, A Richmond VA "Reporter" Reported the Memories Pizza Fund For Fraud, "Just in Case" (Wink, Wink)

    04/03/2015 12:39:51 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 59 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | April 3, 2015
    Her -- I think her -- twitter page says that her interests include "helping the world." Helping the world includes reporting as fraudulent a crowdfunding effort for a Christian family put out of business by leftwing hate.
  • ATF Director Steps Down Following Days of Rumors

    03/20/2015 11:06:48 AM PDT · by jonatron · 23 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 20, 2015 | staff
    UPDATED: B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, confirmed this morning that he is leaving that post, nine days after a leading national gun rights organization called on him to step down or be fired primarily because of the controversy over the agency’s recent proposal to ban a popular type of ammunition for modern sport-utility rifles. Jones, who is departing March 31, was appointed director of the scandal-plagued agency in 2013. Last week, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms called for his resignation or dismissal in the wake of...
  • Ted Cruz responds to criticism of his space policy

    03/14/2015 1:10:14 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 14, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    Recently the Houston Chronicle took Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, the chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, to task for an alleged inattention to the needs of NASA’s Johnson Spaceflight Center. More recently, Cruz found himself in a sparring match with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden over the question of whether Earth science is being funded at the space agency at the expense of its core mission of space exploration. Friday, Cruz took to the pages of the Houston Chronicle to explain himself further. Along with the standard references to President John F. Kennedy, Cruz offered general support...
  • Scott Walker could become the world’s most powerful man. So who the hell is he?

    03/14/2015 4:31:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    News Australia ^ | March 14, 2015
    EVERY talking head in the United States has spent the last week prattling on about Hillary Clinton’s emails.Fair enough. The former Secretary of State violated government rules in an apparent effort to keep her correspondence safe from scrutiny. That’s no small matter. But in the meantime, another politician has come from nowhere to dethrone Jeb Bush as the frontrunner for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. His name’s Scott Walker.A few months ago, Walker was an obscure underdog with little more than an outside chance of becoming the nominee. Now he’s being seriously considered for the most important job on the...
  • NY Times Crops George and Laura Bush Out of Front-Page Photo of Selma Anniversary

    03/08/2015 10:41:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 47 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 8, 2015 | Tim Graham
    MRC's Dan Gainor alerted us that Ben Smith of the Daily Signal tweeted out a shocking visual: the New York Times front page on Sunday cropped George W. and Laura Bush out of its photo of a Selma anniversary march. They cropped it just to include President Obama. (Notice the Bushes didn't try to crowd right next to the president to get into the frame.) And a fuller shot: The online story by Peter Baker and Richard Fausset doesn't have column-inch limitations, but its photo, too, excludes the Bushes. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/us/obama-in-selma-for-edmund-pettus-bridge-attack-anniversary.html?_r=0
  • George W Bush cropped out of New York Times front cover image of Selma march

    03/09/2015 7:20:54 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 84 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/9/15 | Andrew Marszal
    The New York Times has been accused of bias by conservative US media after cropping George W Bush and his wife Laura out of its front-page image of the Selma anniversary march. The former Republican president took part in Saturday's march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to mark 50 years since one of the bloodiest episodes in America's civil rights movement. But the photograph on the front page of Sunday's New York Times, which showed Barack and Michelle Obama leading the anniversary march, appeared to cut the Bushes from the right-hand side of the image.
  • Predictable. NY Times Crops Out George W. Bush from Selma March Photo

    03/08/2015 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Megyn Kelly ^ | 3/8/2015 | MEGYN KELLY
    The 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march was held in Selma, Alabama on Saturday. The New York Times cropped out the George and Laura Bush. Discrimination still exists in America. MRC reported:
  • Media Too Busy Manufacturing Scott Walker Attack Pieces to Fact Check Them

    03/01/2015 1:59:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 28, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    How desperate is the media for Scott Walker attack pieces? So desperate it’ll pick up material from a third-rate Gawker blog that even most of the left thinks is a joke and run with it. The Daily Beast has retracted an article from one of its college columnists that claimed that the Wisconsin governor’s budget would cut sexual assault reporting from the state’s universities. The post, published Friday, cited a report from Jezebel that wrongly interpreted a section of the state budget to mean that all assault reporting requirements were to get cut altogether. In fact, the University of Wisconsin...
  • Daily Beast retracts story on Scott Walker

    02/28/2015 1:39:14 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    politico.com ^ | 2/28/15 | Nick Gass
    Another major media outlet has apologized after getting a story about Scott Walker wrong. Last week, it was the New York Times; now, it’s The Daily Beast. The Daily Beast has retracted an article from one of its college columnists that claimed that the Wisconsin governor’s budget would cut sexual assault reporting from the state’s universities. The post, published Friday, cited a report from Jezebel that wrongly interpreted a section of the state budget to mean that all assault reporting requirements were to get cut altogether. In fact, the University of Wisconsin system requested the deletion of the requirements to...
  • Walker Would End Campus Rape Reports (Another Liberal's head explodes!)

    02/27/2015 2:37:47 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 27, 2015
    Neatly hidden in his new budget that slashes hundreds of millions of dollars from the public university system, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has proposed that universities no longer be required to report the number of sexual assaults on campus to the Department of Justice. It also includes language to, “Delete the requirement that any person employed at an institution who witnesses a sexual assault on campus or receives a report from a student enrolled in the institution that the student has been sexually assaulted report the assault to the dean of students.” No explanation for the deletions is given.
  • Arizona Senator, Dr. Kelli Ward, acts to Remove Obsolete Weapons Bans

    02/27/2015 3:49:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona state Senator, Dr. Kelli Ward, added an amendment to a bill on restoration of civil rights.  The amendment would remove several obsolete and arcane weapons bans.  The bill, SB 1460, would add second amendment rights to civil rights that are restored when a person who had been convicted of a felony petitions a court for restoration of their rights.  From havasunews.com: Her amendment to SB 1460 legalizes devices "made or adapted to muzzle the report of a firearm.'' Also gone would be prohibitions against any rifle or shotgun with an overall length of less than 26 inches, with...
  • 10 truly bizarre Tea Party bills: From nipples to militias to religious zealotry

    02/18/2015 10:24:46 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 76 replies
    Salon ^ | February 17, 2015 | by ERIC STERN
    Here are the 10 most bizarre Tea Party bills currently being debated in the Montana Legislature, which is now controlled by the right wing of the Republican Party. Some of these bills, believe it or not, have a chance of making it to the governor’s desk. 1) Prepare for National Ammunition shortage (SB 122). When Obama comes to get our guns and bullets, Montana will be ready... 2) Establish Armed Militias in Every Town (SB 130). Even if we have enough bullets, Montana could still be in grave danger from the federal government... 3) Require that nipples and areolae be...
  • Hollywood to Release Film Defending Dan Rather in Wake of Brian Williams Stolen Valor Lies

    02/16/2015 11:29:31 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    Talk about bad timing. Echo Lake Entertainment is set to release its independent film, Truth, the story of former CBS anchor Dan Rather’s self-destruction. It’s based on the 2006 book Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power by Mary Mapes, the discredited CBS producer. Mapes documents and defends Rather’s 2004 attempts to use the forged “Killian documents” to portray former President George W. Bush as someone who shirked duty in Vietnam.
  • Jindal to leave Louisiana's next governor with budget mess [AP Hit Piece on Bobby]

    02/11/2015 9:55:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    AP/yahoo ^ | 2/11/15 | Melinda DeSlatte
    Year after year, Louisiana didn't have enough money to cover its expenses, yet Gov. Bobby Jindal refused to roll back income tax cuts or ever-increasing corporate tax breaks. Instead, he raided reserve funds and sold off state property. ...The governor has successfully trimmed some spending by cutting more than 30,000 full-time state employees. He's reduced the state's vehicle fleet, privatized much of the Medicaid program, turned over the state's charity hospitals to outside managers and looked for ways to make state government more efficient. That hasn't closed all the gaps, however, and Jindal's short-term solutions leave a string of debts...
  • Brian Williams Suspended From 'Nightly News' For Six Months (without pay)

    02/10/2015 5:18:05 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/10/2015 | Marisa Guthrie
    Brian Williams, the face of the NBC News division and among its most visible personalities for the past decade, has been suspended from his post at??Nightly News for six months without pay.?? Lester Holt, who has been filling in for Williams since Feb. 9, will continue as interim anchor of Nightly News. "We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months. The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately," NBC News president Deborah Turness said in a memo, adding that "this was a very hard decision. Certainly...
  • Alabama, Where Same-Sex Marriage Remains Deeply Unpopular

    02/09/2015 4:36:47 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 9, 2015 | Nate Cohn
    Public opinion surveys show that a majority of adults — and a growing one — now supports same-sex marriage. But the rapid change in public opinion may obscure another fact: Large areas of the country remain overwhelmingly opposed to same-sex marriage, with little sign of change. Alabama is one of those places, and the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court this weekend encouraged probate judges there to defy a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The emerging national majority in favor of same-sex marriage is built on high levels of support in well-educated metropolitan areas,...
  • The Dark Side of Winston Churchill’s Legacy No One Should Forget [Liberal Revisionism]

    02/03/2015 9:15:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 03, 2015 | Ishaan Tharoor
    The Dark Side of Winston Churchill’s Legacy No One Should Forget By Ishaan Tharoor February 3 There's no Western statesmen — at least in the English-speaking world — more routinely lionized than Winston Churchill. Last Friday marked a half century since his funeral, an occasion that itself led to numerous commemorations and paeans to the British Bulldog, whose moral courage and patriotism helped steer his nation through World War II. Churchill, after all, has been posthumously voted by his countrymen as the greatest Briton. The presence (and absence) of his bust in the White House was enough to create political...
  • Vaccine Storyline Is New War on Women

    02/03/2015 2:39:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It's unbelievable. It is happening again! It's happening all over again. You remember during the Republican -- it was a primary debate in January, two years ago, Mitt Romney, out of the blue, was asked by George Stephanopoulos, "So what do you think about contraception?" And Romney's going, "What? Contraception? George, what are you talking about?" Stephanopoulos kept pushing and kept pushing, and it wasn't an issue anywhere. So Romney finally answered it, and that gave birth to the War on Women. There was no War on Women, and now this vaccination thing has popped up. It's...
  • Ted Cruz calls vaccine issue "largely silliness stirred up by the media"

    02/03/2015 12:14:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | 02/03/2015 | ByELLEN UCHIMIYA
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told reporters Tuesday that the vaccination issue "is largely silliness stirred up by the media. Nobody reasonably thinks Chris Christie is opposed to vaccinating kids other than a bunch of reporters who want to write headlines." CBS News' John Nolen reports that Cruz went on to say, "This question has historically been decided at the state level. And most states choose to do what the state of Texas does which is to mandate vaccines for children to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases." A statement he released noted that most states make exceptions for good-faith religious...
  • Openly Gay Alabama Lawmaker Threatens To 'Out' Colleagues' Extramarital Affairs

    01/27/2015 11:28:37 AM PST · by servo1969 · 86 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 1-27-2015 | Trey Sanchez
    Alabama's first openly gay state lawmaker threatened to "out" fellow elected officials engaged in extramarital affairs, especially those that champion family values and traditional marriage. State Rep. Patricia Todd's (D-Birmingham) ire came to a boil after several state officials reacted negatively to a recent federal ruling that declared Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard called the ruling "outrageous" and said that the will of 80% of Alabama citizens who voted in 2006 to define marriage as between a man and a woman has been overturned by the act of "a single unelected and unaccountable federal...
  • ‘NAACP Bombing’ . . . or Barbershop Bang?

    01/22/2015 4:38:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado Springs, Colo. — From the liberal media’s coverage of my beautiful adopted hometown, you’d think we live in a KKK-infested hotbed where every person of color fears for his or her life. Take a look at these ominous headlines: “Bombing of NAACP headquarters harkens to bad old days” — MSNBC “Colorado Springs explosion recalls violence against NAACP” — the Washington Post “NAACP Bombing Evokes Memories of Civil Rights Strife” — Time magazine “Explosion outside NAACP office could be a hate crime, officials say” — the Los Angeles Times Let me and my brown skin assure you, America: Bull Connor...
  • A Bad Day for Climate Change Deniers … And the Planet

    01/16/2015 4:26:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 93 replies
    TIME ^ | January 16, 2015 | by Jeffrey Kluger, Editor at Large
    Three new studies offer new proof of how bad the earth's fever has gotten. It’s not often that the climate change deniers get clobbered three times in just two days. But that’s what happened with the release of a trio of new studies that ought to serve as solid body blows to the fading but persistent fiction that human-mediated warming is somehow a hoax. Good news for the forces of reason, however, is bad news for the planet—especially the oceans. “Today’s news is a clear and undeniable warning for all of us that we need to cut climate pollution and...
  • Ben Carson likens Islamic State to American patriots (MSM BS Alert)

    01/15/2015 4:23:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 82 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 15, 2015 | STEVE PEOPLES
    CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Republican presidential prospect Ben Carson on Thursday compared the Islamic State group to American patriots willing to die for freedom.In a speech to the Republican National Committee's winter meeting outside San Diego, the former neurosurgeon and conservative favorite praised American patriots for their willingness to give their lives for their beliefs. Then he mentioned the Islamic State group.
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott surrendered his rescue dog after gubernatorial campaign

    01/04/2015 9:22:33 PM PST · by Don W · 75 replies
    examiner.com ^ | May 2014 | Cheryl Hanna
    A rescued yellow Labrador retriever mix was popularly named Reagan by Rick Scott Facebook fans as the now Florida governor campaigned in the 2010 close election against Democrat Alex Sink. Unfortunately, Reagan's photos disappeared shortly after Scott was sworn in on January 2011, reports the Tampa Bay Times. So what happened to Reagan the rescue pooch? Introduced as the newest addition to the Scott family back then, all sorts of dog friendly and Rick Scott photos were plastered everywhere. Of course, animal advocates love that kind of compassion; statistics reveal that 39% of Americans have at least one dog in...
  • NFL ref uses wrong mic, calls official ‘Jungle Boy’

    01/04/2015 1:02:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 3, 2015 | AP
    Referee Ed Hochuli referred to replay official Tom Sifferman by his nickname “Jungle Boy,” which was heard on the in-stadium microphone during the Cardinals-Panthers NFC wild-card game Saturday in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Is the Anti-Police Violence Movement a New Chapter in the Black Freedom Struggle? (Meh)

    12/30/2014 6:17:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    La nueva Televisión del Sur C.A. of Venezuela ^ | December 30, 2014 | Arun Gupta
    ​The notion Blacks are a threat is embedded so deep in the American psyche that a jury found it was not criminal for George Zimmerman to stalk and kill Trayvon Martin, a child, in his own neighborhood. It was inevitable there would a push back against the dynamic movement against police violence. It is unfortunate opponents are using the murder of two cops in Brooklyn on December 20 to try to suppress peaceful protests. Nonetheless, the reaction is also a necessary obstacle this new social movement has to navigate. After Officer Darren Wilson killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in...
  • Giuliani’s claim the White House invited Al Sharpton up to 85 times

    12/30/2014 8:12:53 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Devember 30,2014 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    I think you missed one very important point. He has had Al Sharpton to the White House 80, 85 times. … You make Al Sharpton a close adviser, you are going to turn the police in America against you.” In his interview on “Face the Nation,” Giuliani addressed The Fact Checker’s Four Pinocchio rating about his comment that President Obama launched a propaganda campaign that “everybody should hate the police.” That rhetoric, Giuliani had said, led to the assassination-style killings of two New York Police Department officers in Decembe
  • Cosby Team’s Strategy: Hush Accusers, Insult Them, Blame the Media

    12/29/2014 1:08:19 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/29/14 | Lorne Manley & Grahman Bowley
    Five years earlier, after an actress on Mr. Cosby’s TV series “Cosby” told the police that he had tried to put her hand down his sweatpants at his New York townhouse, Mr. Cosby’s lawyers threatened The National Enquirer with a $250 million defamation suit for publishing detailed comments about the incident by the woman’s relatives.
  • In LA, CBS Station Pretends There Was a Real Kwanzaa Parade Yesterday

    12/28/2014 7:04:22 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/27/2014 | Tom Blumer
    What follows is an object lesson in why year-end best, worst and other lists shouldn't be published until the year actually ends. A Kwanzaa "parade" was held in Los Angeles yesterday. In reporting on the event, CBS Los Angeles published a work of fiction which absolutely belongs on any 2014 list of most embarrassing moments in journalism (HT Twitchy; bolds are mine):
  • New York Times Insider: Multi-Million Dollar Shortfall Causing Drastic Cuts

    12/23/2014 6:22:16 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 12/23/2014 | Ken Kurson
    Yesterday, New York Times readers were treated to a beautifully nuanced and balanced and richly detailed feature about a topic very much in the mix. Its author, Ariel Kaminer, came by her story and its scoop—the first interview with the accused (possibly falsely) rapist of the woman at Columbia who is carrying a mattress around campus to make a statement about campus sexual violence—by developing deep roots in a narrow beat, higher education. And now, Ms. Kaminer will join a hundred or so of her colleagues on the unemployment line as the Times once again cuts costs by cutting journalists....
  • NY Mag writer out at Bloomberg after high school hoax

    12/21/2014 9:44:55 AM PST · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 19, 2014 | Post Wires
    Jessica Pressler is no longer going to work at Bloomberg’s investigation unit after the disgraced New York magazine writer penned last week’s story about the Stuyvesant High School senior who allegedly made $72 million trading stocks, only to have it proved a hoax.
  • What was Ted Cruz like at Harvard Law?

    12/17/2014 7:05:11 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 104 replies
    Quora ^ | 12/9/2014 | Various
    By most accounts, he was an incredibly arrogant ####, among other unflattering adjectives. When his former classmates at Princeton and Harvard were interviewed, certain words kept repeating. One was a nice thing -- that he's very smart. The others, not so much...
  • Est. 15K join ‘pinstriped Nazis’ march in Dresden (Patriotic Euros Against Islamisation of West)

    12/15/2014 11:32:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | December 15, 2014 | Kate Connolly in Berlin
    Far-right group Pegida holds ‘Islamisation’ protest, using slogan from 1989 campaign against East German government. Its members have been dubbed the “pinstriped Nazis” and they refer to their demonstrations as “evening strolls” through German cities. But on Monday night, an estimated 15,000 people joined Pegida, or Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation of the West, in a march through Dresden carrying banners bearing slogans such as “Zero tolerance towards criminal asylum seekers”, “Protect our homeland” and “Stop the Islamisation”. Lutz Bachmann, the head of Pegida, a nascent anti-foreigner campaign group, led the crowds, either waving or draped in German flags, in barking...
  • Ted Cruz doesn’t care what you think

    12/15/2014 8:48:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | December 15, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    If the Senate were high school and there was a superlative for "least popular member," Ted Cruz would win in a walk. The Texas Republican reaffirmed his status as the Senate's most reviled member -- among his peers -- over the weekend when he refused to allow the chamber to go out of session on Friday and return Monday to vote on the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending package. Instead, Cruz used procedural moves to force 10 straight hours of votes on Saturday as a way to protest President Obama's executive action on immigration. Cruz ultimately forced a "point of order"...
  • Mainstream Media Asks: 'How Do We Protect Barack Obama Today?'

    12/15/2014 6:13:22 AM PST · by sr4402 · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 12, 2014 | 10:14 AM EST | Time Graham
    When I asked her for an example, she replied, “Every morning, we hold a meeting about how to build that evening’s broadcast. We’ve been doing this for decades. Everybody talks about which stories we’re going to air, what the line-up looks like, and which reporters we’ll have live in the field and which ones will be filing taped pieces. In the past, the left-wing bias was always left unspoken. People just ‘got it,’ because they all thought the same. “Once Obama pulled ahead of Hillary and certainly once he became president,” she said, “the bias came out of the closet....
  • Now they’re trying to steal 2016: GOP schemes to rewire Electoral College & elect a Tea Party prez

    12/08/2014 9:59:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | December 6, 2014 | Paul Rosenberg
    Republicans know they can't win the popular vote. You won't believe sick schemes they've launched to get around it. Republicans have only won the popular vote for president once in the last 25 years, a steep decline in their fortunes from the period from 1972 to 1988, when they won the popular vote every time but one–1976, the aftermath of Watergate. Add to that massive policy failures and demographic trends against them, and the motivations to cheat are overwhelming. Voter suppression seemed promising at first—and it’s helpful in many downticket races—but it’s not going to be enough to secure the...
  • Before Rolling Stone Was Conned By "Jackie" They Fell for "Billy"

    12/07/2014 10:58:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Big Trial ^ | 12/06/2014 | Ralph Cipriano
    Before a writer for Rolling Stone ever made the mistake of believing an alleged gang-rape story told by a student named "Jackie," she bought an alleged multiple-rape story told by a former altar boy named "Billy." On Nov. 19th, Rolling Stone published an article claiming that "Jackie," a student at the University of Virginia, had been allegedly gang-raped by seven men at a fraternity party. ["A Rape on Campus; A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice At U-VA."] The fraternity was tried in the media and found guilty. Bricks were thrown through the windows of the frat house, the cops...
  • UVA Newspaper Editor: 'To Let Fact Checking Define Narrative Huge Mistake'

    12/06/2014 7:45:58 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Liberals aren't going to let mere facts get in the way of a good story. A Politico magazine article on the UVA rape accusation debacle, in which the accuser's allegations have unraveled, quotes a student newspaper editor thusly: "to let fact checking define the narrative would be a huge mistake."
  • INVESTIGATION: LENA DUNHAM ‘RAPED BY A REPUBLICAN’ STORY IN BESTSELLER COLLAPSES UNDER SCRUTINY

    12/04/2014 6:00:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | December 4, 2014 | John Nolte
    In her just-released memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham describes her alma mater, Oberlin College, as "a liberal arts haven in the cornfields of Ohio." After a month-long investigation that included more than a dozen interviews, a trip to the Oberlin campus, and hours spent poring through the Oberlin College archives, her description of the campus remains the only detail Breitbart News was able to verify in Dunham's story of being raped by a campus Republican named Barry.
  • New York Times Recklessly Publishes Darren Wilson's Address

    12/01/2014 10:37:41 AM PST · by raptor22 · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Media Malfeasance: Short of handing local rioters a locator map, the newspaper of record provides enough information to find the home of the police officer some still accuse of murdering Michael Brown for no good reason. We're not sure what the New York Times was thinking when it published an item last Monday by Julie Bosman on the recent marriage of Officer Darren Wilson along with the town they lived in and street they lived on. The street in the small St. Louis suburb they live in is only two blocks long, and the piece had almost all the information...
  • Why Darren Wilson is driving you mad (And by "you" he means the Left)

    11/30/2014 8:13:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | November 30, 2014 | Matthew Pratt Guterl
    Do not accept the Ferguson police officer’s retirement. Just keep talking about his phantasmagorical fear of the black body – or else.It would be easy enough to call Darren Wilson a liar, as so many pundits have done, after reading the now-former Ferguson police officer’s testimony in the case of the killing of the 18-year-old Michael Brown. We could imagine this paragon of whiteness, soft-spoken and soft around the middle, as a rational actor, spending months after the shooting to carefully prepare for his grand-jury testimony, to repeat his performance in front of George Stephanopoulos for a television interview. Calling...
  • Deep South justice in Ferguson

    11/29/2014 3:20:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2014 | Colbert I. King
    My 102-year-old mother-in-law, Henryne Walker Stewart Goode, whom we buried a week ago at the Walker family cemetery in Okolona, Miss., often told an unforgettable story at our kitchen table. She attended Okolona College, where she was taught English and public speaking by James Raspberry, the father of my late Post colleague, William Raspberry. At one time, in my mother-in-law’s telling, animals on the school’s farm were falling victim to some invading marauder. A school employee discovered the culprit — a dog — and shot it. But the white farmer who owned the dog retaliated, turning up at the school...