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  • Trump targeted Michigan's top 3 officials because they're all women, state AG says

    05/24/2020 5:10:59 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23 2020 | Brie Stimson
    Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel continued her criticism of President Trump on Friday, claiming he had “risked the health, safety and welfare” of all Michiganders by removing his mask during a tour of a Ford Motor Co. factory in the state Tuesday. “I will not remain silent and just twiddle my thumbs as I see him do that," Nessel told NPR's "All Things Considered." Nessel said she believes Trump has been at odds with the state’s top three leaders recently, in part because they’re all women.
  • Liberal Jewish Opposition to Israel’s Sovereignty is Cowardly

    05/19/2020 9:04:01 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mon May 20, 2020 | Daniel
    Liberal Jewish Opposition to Israel’s Sovereignty is Cowardly The Saudis stopped hating Israel. Wouldn’t it be nice if liberal Jews did too? Wed May 20, 2020 Daniel Greenfield 2 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. The House of Saud, the oldest enemies of an independent free Jewish state, have at least temporarily abandoned their project to destroy it by replacing it with the Islamic terrorist colony of ‘Palestine’. That’s more than you can say for liberal Jews. It’s a sad day when...
  • Why Congress needs to support your local news sources in this crisis

    05/17/2020 7:25:52 PM PDT · by rintintin · 47 replies via ^ | April 26, 2020 |
    During this coronavirus pandemic, access to accurate and trustworthy information in your community is as critical to life under quarantine and as sought after as hand sanitizer and face masks. Your local newspaper provides news and information unique to your community. Where are the testing sites and who’s eligible, which businesses are open, what is the online unemployment benefit application process, and much more. But your access to local news and information is gravely threatened by the economic carnage COVID-19 has wrought. While local newspapers continue to field reporters and bring news and advice from public health authorities in print...
  • The Nasty Truth (PBS)

    04/16/2020 12:21:34 PM PDT · by Drango · 53 replies
    PBS ^ | 4/16/20 | Ricardo Sandoval-Palos
    PBS NewsHour stands up to presidential diatribes and viewer complaints A global pandemic demands tough questions from journalists. Amid the coronavirus crisis, journalist Yamiche Alcindor has delivered robust and sober reporting that some PBS NewsHour critics mistake as political bias. On March 29th, in this Year of the Pandemic, the nation had ground to a halt. We were heeding orders and pleas to stay home and collectively disrupt deadly waves of COVID-19 infection. With the crisis deepening, President Donald Trump was on television, live, launching verbal salvos at the media. Once again, he’d been set off by a hint of...
  • NPR: Bloomberg News Killed Investigation into Communist Party Elites in China, Fired Reporter

    04/14/2020 9:36:53 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4/14/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Bloomberg News shutdown an investigation into Chinese Communist Party elites, fired the reporter on the beat and then targeted that reporter’s wife to keep her mouth shut, according to a new NPR report. The Bloomberg reporters involved investigating the wealth of Chinese Communist Party elites had their efforts killed by their company six years ago, which was “fearful of repercussions by the Chinese government,” NPR reported Apr. 14. The outlet continued: “The company [Bloomberg News] successfully silenced the reporters involved. And it sought to keep the spouse of one of the reporters quiet, too.”
  • President Trump says 'FAKE NEWS IS NOT ESSENTIAL' in response to rally confrontation

    05/16/2020 6:49:42 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 21 replies
    News 12 Long Island ^ | May 16, 2020 | Kevin Vesey
    President Donald Trump retweeted a post by News 12 reporter Kevin Vesey on his experience at a rally by a Setauket conservative group. Kevin Vessey: The level of anger directed at the media from these protestors was alarming. As always, I will tell a fair and unbiased story today. Video Link
  • No shame from PBS over 'Prideland' propaganda

    05/15/2020 3:49:02 PM PDT · by fwdude · 20 replies
    One News Now ^ | May 15, 2020 | Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl
    PBS is celebrating homosexuality, winking at polyamory, and shaming religious beliefs in a new documentary filmed in the South --- and using your tax dollars to do it. For once a left-wing film crew didn’t venture through the Deep South to document poverty and look for the Klan, but the production crew behind “Prideland” did interview a homosexual minister in Mississippi and a lesbian rodeo performer in Texas, among other encounters.
  • Taxpayer-funded PBS stations produced a pro-Beijing documentary — and didn’t disclose China ties

    05/15/2020 6:36:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | MAY 15, 2020 | Phil Shiver
    Two PBS affiliate stations — which receive millions in taxpayer funding every year — are airing a pro-Beijing documentary, which was produced in conjunction with China Global Television Network, a Chinese media outlet controlled by the country's communist government. Ditch the fake news ==> Click here to get news you can trust sent right to your inbox. It's free! What are the details? Investigative reporter Chuck Ross broke the news Thursday about the film, "Voices from the Frontline: China's War on Poverty," which touts Chinese President Xi Jinping's plan to end poverty in the country by 2020.PBS affiliate KOCE, known...
  • Facebook to Pay $52 Million Settlement to Content Moderators with PTSD

    05/13/2020 10:47:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | 05/13/2020 | Lucas Nolan
    Tech giant Facebook will reportedly be paying a settlement of $52 million to thousands of current and former content moderators who developed PTSD after viewing and removing graphic and disturbing posts on the social media platform. NPR reports that according to a settlement agreement announced on Tuesday between tech giant Facebook and lawyers for former Facebook content moderators. Mark Zuckerberg’s company will be paying $52 million to thousands of workers affected by the content they were forced to view and remove from Facebook.
  • Ocasio-Cortez: Biden allegation 'not clear cut'

    05/07/2020 6:42:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 07 2020 | John Bowden
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) addressed the sexual assault allegation faced by former Vice President Joe Biden (D) during an interview with NPR on Thursday, explaining that it was not a "clear cut" situation for Democrats. Questioned on what she wanted to see happen in response to Tara Reade's allegation of a 1993 assault, which Biden has publicly denied, the New York lawmaker noted that Reade herself had not called on Democrats to abandon their support of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. "It's very difficult because this is a hyper-politicized zone, right? Instead of focusing on her account, instead of focusing...
  • NBC News Digital, NY Times and WashPost’s Union Votes to Request 'Public Financing for Journalism’

    05/04/2020 3:30:32 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 63 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/4/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    One of the premier national unions for liberal outlets such as NBC News Digital, The Washington Post and The New York Times actually voted to request the government finance the news industry with taxpayer dollars. Surprisingly, it was The Times that released the story Sunday May 3. The article noted how the president of the “most prominent journalists’ union in the country, the NewsGuild, crossed a line that once seemed unimaginable: He asked the government for money.” Then came the kicker: “The guild’s leaders voted to request “‘public financing for journalism.’” NewsGuild President Jon Schleuss said that “One thing we...
  • C-SPAN posting inaccurate transcripts of Trump briefings

    04/30/2020 8:25:24 AM PDT · by Moseley · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2020 | Jonathon Moseley
    C-SPAN is publishing inaccurate transcripts of President Donald Trump’s remarks during the vitally important national coronavirus task force daily briefings. Yes, really. So Trump is being falsely attacked for what Trump never said (again). The worst of it, lately, is Trump asking questions to scientists. Those questions have been transformed into statements that Trump never made. But as I endeavored to clear up the fog, I was shocked to discover that C-SPAN’s textual transcript are the source of the confusion. The quotes that Trump haters are throwing around happen to be accurate reports of the inaccurate C-SPAN transcript. Not everyone...
  • New Information Emerges Around Biden Sexual Assault Allegation

    04/29/2020 8:39:33 PM PDT · by Kenny Bania · 37 replies
    NPR ^ | April 29, 2020 | Asma Khalid
    New information has emerged in recent days about a sexual assault allegation against the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, made by Tara Reade, a former staff assistant in Biden's Senate office. For the first time, someone has gone on the record to say that Reade detailed the allegation to her decades ago in the same way Reade is describing it now. A former neighbor of Reade's named Lynda LaCasse told NPR on Wednesday about a conversation the two had approximately 25 years ago regarding the alleged assault. The revelation, first reported by Business Insider, comes with increasing pressure on...
  • Public Radio 'News' Man: Republicans, 'Inject Disinfectant Into Your Lungs...With a Bullet'

    04/26/2020 7:25:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 4/25/2020 | Tim Graham
    Some liberals keep ruining the idea that public radio is an oasis of civility and nonpartisanship. Take Bob Collins, a longtime political editor at Minnesota Public Radio. Anthony Gockowski of the Minnesota Sun site pointed out some Twitter savagery from Collins (account name @MyLittleBloggie). Many of his recent tweets are just the usual Democrat hack stuff -- Trump should resign, his supporters are rats. But on Friday, Collins erupted in hate, suggesting Republicans should commit suicide by shooting themselves in the chest.
  • NPR braces for steep cuts amid economic lockdown

    04/17/2020 2:13:45 PM PDT · by Drango · 75 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | April 16, 2020 | Benjamin Mullin
    National Public Radio is planning significant cost cuts as the coronavirus pandemic hits sponsorship and donation revenue, the public broadcaster's chief executive, John Lansing, said in a memo to staff. NPR is facing a budget deficit of between $30 million and $45 million through its 2021 fiscal year, Mr. Lansing said in the Wednesday memo. Sponsorship money is drying up amid "a very tough marketplace," he wrote, and donations could also take a hit as foundations and individuals "will be thinking hard about gifts as they watch the swings in the values of their own portfolios." NPR will need to...
  • The Left Is an Existential Threat

    04/13/2020 8:37:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American ^ | April 13, 2020 | Jeffrey Folks
    The March 2020 issue of Fortune magazine focused on the "existential threat" to the Earth posed by global warming, despite the fact that no significant global warming seems to be taking place. With its appealing cover art — an image of the Earth tied up in a plastic trash bag — this issue is just what I'd expect from a liberal outfit. It's typical of climate alarmists to begin by assuming their premise: warming is an existential threat because, well, it is. And anyone who questions that premise is a criminal. Just what is meant by "existential threat" is a...
  • MRC’s Bozell Issues Open Letter to President Trump: $75M in Corona Bill Wasted on PBS and NPR

    04/02/2020 8:46:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 4/2/2020 | NBstaff
    On Thursday morning, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell released an open letter to President Donald Trump about the $75 million grant Public Broadcasting (CPB) received in the overall coronavirus bill. Bozell explained just how wasteful that money is and what $75 million could do if put to actually FIGHTING the spread of the virus. He declared, “Now more than ever, Americans must pull together in a spirit of unity. Not in the spirit of division that CPB has advocated through its decades of biased programming.”
  • Fearing Shortages, People Are Planting More Vegetable Gardens

    03/29/2020 6:01:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | March 27, 2020 | Alan Yu
    People still struggle to find food at grocery stores during this pandemic, but Jameson Altott is not as worried. He grows more than half the food for his family from his large garden at home, outside Pittsburgh. "We are lucky to have preserved a lot of food and we still have canned fruits and vegetables and jams and berries in the freezer and meat in the freezer," Altott says. There has been a surge of people interested in growing their own food. Oregon State University's Master Gardener program noticed this, and made their online vegetable gardening course free through the...
  • Trump clashes with reporter during coronavirus briefing: 'Be nice' (PBS)

    03/29/2020 7:47:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Bowden
    President Trump clashed with a reporter on Sunday during a press briefing on the coronavirus outbreak in the Rose Garden. "PBS NewsHour" reporter Yamiche Alcindor questioned Trump during the briefing over recent comments he made during an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity about whether some requests from governors related to the outbreak were overblown or unnecessary. Trump responded by first denying that he had made the comments, which were reported by multiple news outlets at the time, before accusing Alcindor of acting "threatening" during the briefing. "Why don't you act in a little more positive? ... It's always get...
  • NPR corrects its own fact-check on flu death statistic

    03/26/2020 8:52:01 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26 2020 | Brian Flood
    NPR had to fact-check its own fact-check, showing President Trump wasn’t wrong after all when he said over 50,000 Americans could die from the flu this year. On Monday, NPR published a story headlined, “FACT CHECK: Trump Says 50,000 Could Die From Flu. So Far, It’s Half That.” The story quoted Trump recently saying, “We have a lot of people dying from the flu on top of everything else… it looks like it could be over 50,000."