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  • Apple's Tim Cook demands Chinese spy chip story to be retracted by Bloomberg

    10/19/2018 8:30:42 PM PDT · by cba123 · 66 replies
    MSN News ^ | 8 hrs ago | Christopher Carbone
    Apple CEO Tim Cook has upped the ante in its denial of an investigative report claiming a Chinese spy chip was embedded into the tech giant's servers, telling BuzzFeed News that Bloomberg must retract the story--"This did not happen. There's no truth to this." "I was involved in our response to this story from the beginning," Cook said according to Buzzfeed. "I personally talked to the Bloomberg reporters along with Bruce Sewell who was then our general counsel. We were very clear with them that this did not happen, and answered all their questions. ... Each time they brought this...
  • U.S. Treasury official charged with leaks linked to Russia probe

    10/17/2018 10:19:02 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/17/2018 | Brendan Pierson
    A U.S. Treasury Department official has been criminally charged with leaking confidential documents relating to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the Russian embassy and others, to a reporter from digital media company BuzzFeed, Manhattan federal prosecutors announced on Wednesday. Natalie May Edwards, a senior adviser in the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), was arrested on Tuesday and charged with unauthorized disclosure of suspicious activity reports, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. She was expected to make an initial appearance in Virginia federal court later in the day.
  • There’s No Evidence Taylor Swift Caused a Massive Spike in Voter Registration

    10/09/2018 10:36:54 AM PDT · by dbehsman · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10-9-18 | Alex Griswold
    Here's a sampling of headlines today from what are generally respected outlets: Buzzfeed: "Taylor Swift's Instagram Post Has Caused A Massive Spike In Voter Registration" Daily Beast: "Taylor Swift: Voter Registration Spike Follows Star’s Political Awakening" Washington Post: "Taylor Swift’s endorsement of Democrats causes spike in voter registrations" Variety: "Taylor Swift’s Political Comments Lead to Spike in Voter Registration" I'd give the Daily Beast a little credit for hedging some, but then there's the lede: "Taylor Swift’s first foray into politics appears to have produced impressive results." All the outlets made the same argument: that, a.) there was an increase in voter...
  • Scott Walker Keeps Warning Republicans About The Blue Wave. Now It Might Take Him Out.

    10/03/2018 3:55:54 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | October 3, 2018
    For Republicans in Wisconsin, it’s a time to be sentimental — and scared. BURLINGTON, Wisconsin — Picnics aren’t supposed to be maudlin. But last weekend, as they piled their plates with bratwurst and tipped back cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon at Speaker Paul Ryan’s annual Fall Fest, Wisconsin Republicans wrestled with their mortality as a powerhouse in state and national politics. Gov. Scott Walker, who is seeking a third term in November, delivered the biggest buzzkill. Believe the polls, he told the nearly 300 activists gathered here inside a tarpaulin tent in the middle of an apple orchard. Even the...
  • Former Senate intelligence committee staffer indicted for lying to FBI about leaks

    06/07/2018 7:58:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10:51 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Victor Morton
    A former staffer on the Senate intelligence committee has been indicted in a leak investigation that resulted in the seizure of a New York Times reporter’s phone and email records. According to a Justice Department statement, James A. Wolfe has been indicted on charges of lying to the FBI about his contact with reporters. Mr. Wolfe, the Senate panel’s former director of security, was indicted by a grand jury on three counts, NBC reported Thursday evening.
  • United Nations bans independent reporter for failing to meet ‘professional standards’

    08/18/2018 1:33:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/18/18 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    The United Nations told an independent reporter covering the body for years that he has been banned for unprofessional behavior. BuzzFeed News reported that the U.N. informed Matthew Lee on Friday that he had been permanently banned from U.N. headquarters, claiming that he “has consistently breached” the body's media guidelines and his behavior “does not meet the established professional standards required of all correspondents granted access to United Nations premises.” Lee disputed the U.N.’s characterization of his conduct, telling the news site that the move is “censorship pure and simply by [UN Secretary-General] Antonio Guterres who doesn’t like my questions...
  • BREAKING: Judge in Manafort trial says he's received threats, won't reveal jurors' names over...

    08/17/2018 11:39:29 AM PDT · by blueyon · 149 replies
    Twitter AP Politics ^ | 8/17/18 | APPolitics on Twitter
    BREAKING: Judge in Manafort trial says he's received threats, won't reveal jurors' names over fears for their safety
  • Judge Ellis Declines Motion by CNN, WaPo to Release Names of Manafort Jurors

    08/17/2018 12:05:04 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 17, 2018 | Christina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: Judge Ellis Declines Motion by CNN, WaPo to Release Names of Manafort Jurors – Reveals ‘I HAVE BEEN THREATENED’ CNN, Wapo and Buzzfeed are demanding the names and addresses of the Manafort jurors be released to the public. On Friday, Judge Ellis, a Reagan appointee, revealed he has received threats, however; he did not provide details.
  • CNN, NYT And Other News Outlets Ask Manafort Judge To Release Jurors’ Names, Addresses

    08/17/2018 1:19:22 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 92 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/17/18 | Chuck Ross
    A coalition of news outlets, including CNN, The New York Times, BuzzFeed and The Washington Post, want the federal judge presiding over the Paul Manafort trial to unseal the names and addresses of the jurors deliberating on the case. The judge, T.S. Ellis III, agreed to hear arguments about the disclosure during a hearing scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday. “A thirsty press is essential to a free county,” Ellis said in court when addressing the media companies’ motion. He also urged the news outlets, which are being represented by the firm Ballard Spahr, to appeal his decision should he rule...
  • CNN Just Sued The Government To Get The Names And Addresses Of Manafort Jurors

    08/17/2018 12:01:08 PM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 17, 201 | Bre Payton
    The anti-Trump cable news network has a long history of doxxing threats and harassment. In a motion filed in federal court on Thursday, CNN and several other media outlets requested that the court release the names and home addresses of all jurors in the Paul Manafort fraud case. Jurors haven not yet rendered a verdict on any of the 18 charges against Manafort, who briefly served as President Donald Trump’s campaign manager in 2016. The motion — filed on behalf of CNN, Washington Post, BuzzFeed, POLITICO, New York Times, NBC Universal, and the Associated Press — asks the court to...
  • The Media Are Hiding Their Knowledge and Duplicity – Buzzfeed, WaPo and New York Times Had Unre...

    08/13/2018 9:00:00 AM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 8/12/2018 | SUNDANCE
    We shared a discussion thread several months ago about how the media are enmeshed within the story of the DOJ and FBI corruption. However, only recently did we discover the media engagements were not just pervasive, they were/are participatory. As a consequence the same media cannot reasonably report on any aspect of the story without exposing their own duplicity; their only choice is to double down on lies they helped create and promote. (see images) In preparation for explosive developments soon to reach critical mass CTH strongly urges everyone to think carefully about these recently discovered empirical truths: #1) The...
  • YouTube Is Fighting Back Against Climate Misinformation (LOL!)

    08/09/2018 6:25:18 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 21 replies
    BuzzFeed.com ^ | 8/7/2018 | Zahra Hirji
    YouTube is now adding fact checks to videos that question climate change, BuzzFeed News has confirmed, as a part of its ongoing effort to combat the rampant misinformation and conspiratorial fodder on its platform. On July 9, the company added a blurb of text underneath some videos about climate change, which provided a scientifically accurate explainer. The text comes from the Wikipedia entry for global warming and states that "multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming." This new feature follows YouTube’s announcement in March that it would place descriptions from Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica next...
  • Judge Demands Intelligence Agencies Stop Stonewalling In BuzzFeed Case

    08/07/2018 5:38:37 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/6/2018 | Juliana Knot
    On Friday District Judge Amit P. Mehta upheld BuzzFeed’s motion to compel the U.S. government to answer questions about the infamous Christopher Steele dossier. BuzzFeed published the dossier in January 2017. At the time, it reportedly proved collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and contained allegations about a “pee-pee tape.” The dossier’s allegations were unverified and relied on political opposition research. Aleksej Gubarev sued the Internet news outlet for defamation because the dossier included a paragraph that falsely said his company Webzilla was plotting to breach the Democratic Party’s cybersecurity. BuzzFeed is claiming “fair report privilege,” which grants protection...
  • The 1.6 Billion Dollar Hoax (Leftards will believe anything negative about Trump)

    03/15/2017 2:55:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | March 15, 2017 | Ken Bensinger, Jason Leopold, Craig Silverman and Megha Rajagopalan in Beijing
    An elaborate hoax based on forged documents escalates the phenomenon of “fake news” and reveals an audience on the left that seems willing to believe virtually any claim that could damage Trump. In the third week of January, an Israeli named Yoni Ariel flew from Tel Aviv to Rome carrying $9,000 in cash on a secret mission to bring down Donald Trump. There, he met with an Italian businessman. Seated at a table toward the rear of a café, away from the street where they might attract unwanted attention, Ariel recalled, he handed over the cash. In exchange he was...
  • Judge Orders Fusion GPS To Reveal Dossier Details In BuzzFeed Lawsuit

    07/26/2018 2:04:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 11 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | 7/26/18 | Chuck Ross
    Judge orders Fusion GPS to disclose details of its dossier work. The opposition firm has avoided deposition in a dossier-related lawsuit against BuzzFeed. Lawyer for plaintiff says ruling “gave us everything that we had hoped for.” Representatives of Fusion GPS must answer a broad array of questions about the opposition research firm’s role in creating, investigating and disseminating the infamous Steele dossier, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro issued the decision Tuesday in a defamation lawsuit a Russian tech executive filed against BuzzFeed News, which published the dossier on Jan. 10, 2017. The trial is scheduled...
  • These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia

    01/10/2017 4:34:18 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 101 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | January 10, 2017 | Ken Bensinger, Miriam Elder, Mark Schoofs
    A dossier making explosive — but unverified — allegations that the Russian government has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” President-elect Donald Trump for years and gained compromising information about him has been circulating among elected officials, intelligence agents, and journalists for weeks. The dossier, which is a collection of memos written over a period of months, includes specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians. CNN reported Tuesday that a two-page synopsis of the report was given to President Barack Obama and Trump. Now...
  • THE MYSTERY OF MCCAIN'S 2ND COPY OF THE CLINTON-STEELE DOSSIER

    07/11/2018 10:51:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | July 11, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Anyone following the investigation of the Clinton campaign's attempt to frame Trump probably already knows that while the primary vector for the Clinton-Steele dossier, a document alleging Russian control over Trump created by the Clinton campaign and used as the basis for the FBI investigation, was Fusion GPS and its media and Dem allies, a secondary vector was McCain. Now it turns out that McCain had a different version of the Clinton-Steele dossier. Fusion GPS has discussed doing more work on the dossier afterward and it's likely that the version McCain had was a newer copy. It would explain why...
  • No Virgins in the Gray Lady's Whorehouse

    07/04/2018 8:45:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 4, 2018 | Michael Walsh
    Just when you thought contemporary journalism couldn't sink any lower, along comes Ali Watkins, now 26, a reporter for the New York Times whose rapid rise through reporting's corrupt and partisan ranks includes stints at the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and Politico. Back in February, Ms. Watkins suddenly became the object of official attention when the feds seized her email and phone records as part of an investigation into a prominent Senate staffer, James Wolfe -- the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee and a Democrat, of course. Then, in June, Wolfe was arrested and charged with lying...
  • Here Are The Documents Recovered From Michael Cohen’s Shredder

    07/02/2018 4:06:13 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 77 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 2 July 2018 | Jason Leopold, Anthony Cormier
    When the Department of Justice announced this month that investigators had pieced together records found in a shredder belonging to the president’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, critics, legal experts, and journalists feverishly speculated about what they might contain. Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels and Cohen's devoted nemesis, tweeted that the shredded documents could be a “huge problem.” MSNBC host Ari Melber devoted a large part of his program in May to the shredded documents and suggested that “something is going down.” Asha Rangappa, a former FBI agent and CNN analyst, tweeted: “This is not going...
  • New leak indictment spells disaster for McCabe

    06/10/2018 4:01:18 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 June 18 | Jonathan Turley
    The indictment of James Wolfe, 58, former security director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), has sent shockwaves around Washington. Wolfe faces three counts of violating 18 U.S.C. 1001, for making false statements to criminal investigators, and could easily face serious jail time if convicted. After a year of leaks cascading down Capitol Hill, Wolfe is a cautionary tale for many members, staffers and journalists. Yet, one person should be especially discomforted by the indictment: former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe The Wolfe indictment shows the Justice Department has been actively pursuing leaks out of Congress. Given...