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  • IS IT “FA” OR IS IT ANTIFA?

    08/14/2018 12:14:54 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 14,2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    Petula Drorak is a left-liberal writer for the Washington Post. On Sunday, she attended the “Unite the Right” rallies in Washington, D.C., at which, she says, the water and popsicle vendors seemed to outnumber the Unite the Right marchers. Dvorak describes a telling scene: “There they are! Nazis!” someone shouted, as a knot of about two dozen helmeted, masked, jackbooted marchers clomped through the back of the crowd down H Street NW. A sneak attack! “Go home, Nazis!” some counterprotesters shouted, as the crowd began to turn and surge toward the militant-looking group. “Wait! No!” someone yelled, one hand up....
  • Fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s media blitz

    08/14/2018 12:13:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2018 | Glenn Kessler
    “ICE is the only criminal investigative agency, the only enforcement agency in the United States, that has a bed quota. So ICE is required to fill 34,000 beds with detainees every single night and that number has only been increasing since 2009.” — in an interview with the Intercepted podcast, May 30 As our friends at PolitiFact documented, this is an urban legend. There is language in the 2016 appropriations bill that requires ICE to have 34,000 beds available — ICE “shall maintain a level of not less than 34,000 detention beds through September 30, 2016” — but it is...
  • Media Should Fear Muslims and Leftists, Not Trump - Greenfield

    08/13/2018 8:45:20 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    FrontPage ^ | August 10, 2018 | Greenfield
    Media Should Fear Muslims and Leftists, Not Trump The media ought to be thanking Trump for protecting it from its allies. August 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Trump's criticism of the media “is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence,” claims Artie Sulzberger, the latest scion of the New York Times dynasty. Artie, who got the chairman job because of his last name, earns $5 million a year. The only threat...
  • Trump cannot even commemorate Charlottesville correctly (race-baiting thrash)

    08/13/2018 2:16:29 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 12th 2018 | Jenifer Rubin
    On the one-year anniversary of the violence in Charlottesville and the killing of Heather Heyer, an anti-Nazi protester allegedly mowed down by a white nationalist, President Trump reminded us he is incapable of treating white nationalism as a singular evil — or of offending his white-grievance-obsessed base. Trump unleashed a furious backlash a year ago when he engaged in jaw-dropping moral equivalence, saying there were “very fine people, on both sides” (meaning both Nazi sympathizers and anti-Nazi protesters) and later claiming there was “blame on both sides.” Saturday, he gave the same wink to white grievance mongers, insisting on Twitter,...
  • Dem lawmaker seeks to lower voting age to 16

    08/13/2018 12:34:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Aris Folley
    Rep. Grace Meng is sponsoring a resolution that would extend the right to vote to U.S. citizens 16 years of age or older. The New York Democrat’s resolution, introduced earlier this month, would repeal the 26th Amendment of the Constitution, which currently states the right to vote for citizens who are 18 years of age or older "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State." If the resolution is passed, the amendment would instead say the right to vote for citizens who are 16 years of age or older "shall not be denied or...
  • The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy

    05/10/2018 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 5/10/18 | Greenfield
    The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy Not just treasonous, stupid. May 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Quick, what’s the Dem position on Syria? What about China? Don’t bother. There was once a time when Democrats could discuss Syria, North Korea, the South China Sea, economic tensions in the European Union and the future of Africa. But that was before Trump. Democrats don’t have a foreign policy anymore. They have a Trump...
  • JFK Jr. didn’t die! He runs QAnon! And he’s No. 1 Trump fan, OMG!!!

    08/07/2018 3:24:13 PM PDT · by TomServo · 114 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/5/2018 | Avi Selk
    Now that everyone knows about QAnon — now that, ahem, a certain national newspaper has published at least a dozen articles about QAnon in the span of four days — we need to ask why not everyone is convinced the conspiracy theory is true. Maybe it’s because QAnon is too true. Like, there’s just too much truth crammed into a single conspiracy theory alleging that President Trump is secretly waging war on an evil cabal of liberals who rig the elections, and run the CIA, and abduct children, and hid all the UFOs, and killed Princess Diana, and did Hurricane...
  • 43% of Republicans say Trump should be allowed to shut down media

    08/07/2018 12:54:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    NYPost ^ | August 7, 2018
    President Trump’s repeated cries of “fake news” and attacks on journalists as “enemies of the American people” have resonated with his base, with 43 percent of Republicans saying he “should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior.” The results — suggesting that a plurality of Republicans would have no problem trashing the First Amendment — came from a stunning new poll conducted by Ipsos and reported Tuesday by the Daily Beast. The survey also showed that just 36 percent of GOP voters disagreed with that statement. When asked if Trump should close down specific news organizations,...
  • John Oliver on Trump's tweet defending Don Jr.: 'There is so much wrong there'

    08/06/2018 12:38:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Yahoo! Lifestyle ^ | August 6, 2018 | Yahoo! Entertainment
    Last Week Tonight With John Oliver discussed the president's son, Donald Trump Jr.'s involvement with Russia and how it pertains to the 2016 elections. There have been allegations that Trump Jr. colluded with the Russian government in the tampering of the 2016 presidential election. Oliver responded to The Washington Post report stating President Trump is worried "Trump Jr. inadvertently may have wandered into legal ­jeopardy." Oliver said, "That seems plausible, to be honest. On the long list of 'things Don Jr. Is likely to wander into,' 'legal jeopardy' is right up there with 'the women's dressing room' and 'a screen...
  • Newseum apologizes for selling ‘fake news’ T-shirts

    08/04/2018 11:43:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/04/18 | John Bowden
    The directors of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., have apologized and taken down shirts bearing the slogan "You Are Very Fake News" after facing widespread public backlash for the merchandise on Friday. A Saturday statement on the Newseum's website noted that the shirt would be removed from the museum's gift shop and online store, and apologized for selling the shirt, which bears President Trump's popular derision aimed at members of the news media. "The Newseum has removed the 'You Are Very Fake News' T-shirts from the gift shop and online. We made a mistake and we apologize," the statement reads....
  • Journalists spend Friday evening yelling at the Newseum gift shop...

    08/04/2018 8:22:39 AM PDT · by caww · 13 replies
    .washingtonexaminer ^ | 8/3/2018 | Becket Adams
    Journalist Twitter is angry again. The target this time is the 'Newseum'. Its museum’s gift shop now sells President Trump-related paraphernalia, including “Make America Great Again” hats. It also sells T-shirts reading, “You Are Fake News." ..Reporters and pundits are very upset about the merchandise, because Trump is the bad man, and the bad man is not allowed in the clubhouse. Many in the press responded Friday evening in the normal fashion. They tweeted self-righteous declarations, self-indulgent proclamations, and even threats. The New York Times’ Michael Barbaro tweeted, “This is a very bad idea [Newseum] – you exist to honor,...
  • Conservative columnist: Sanders should be shunned after White House job

    08/05/2018 2:55:32 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin tore into White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Sunday, saying she should be shunned from her next job for her false and misleading claims. “Sarah Huckabee Sanders is so concerned that people aren’t nice to her,” Rubin told MSNBC’s Joy Reid on "AM Joy." “And people like me think that — not that she should be harassed — but that she should be shunned. The reason is that she lies.” “She attacks our free press and no respectable employer should hire her after this term,” Rubin continued. “Also, no university and no...
  • Trump promised to fix veterans' problems; now they call his hotline desperate for help

    08/05/2018 6:10:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Laredo Morning Times ^ | August 5, 2018 | Jessica Contrera, The Washington Post
    SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The phones rang early in the morning and late in the evening. They rang, always, in the middle of the night. They were ringing now, as Mary Hendricks sank into a swivel chair and settled in beside her co-workers for another day of answering them. The calls came from veterans who were about to be evicted. Veterans who couldn't get hold of their doctors. Veterans who needed to talk about what they saw in Afghanistan or Iraq or Vietnam. Mary pressed a button. Her headset clicked on. "This is the White House VA hotline," she said, introducing...
  • Journalists are playing into Trump’s hand

    08/05/2018 5:44:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 3, 2018 | Dana Milbank
    A question to my colleagues in the media: Why do we play President Trump’s foil? The scene in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Thursday night was familiar: journalists on an elevated platform in the middle of the arena, penned in, filming the proceedings and typing on their laptops while the president of the United States points at them and provokes thousands of people to boo them, jeer them, taunt them and chant (“CNN sucks!”). By my count, the president attacked the press — what he calls “the enemy of the American people” — no fewer than 21 times during his 75-minute speech, accusing...
  • Trump dismisses reports he's concerned about Trump Jr.'s legal fate

    08/05/2018 9:09:38 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/18 08:55 AM EDT | BRETT SAMUELS
    President Trump on Sunday pushed back against reporting that he's concerned that his son Donald Trump Jr. may be implicated in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. "Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower," the president tweeted. "This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!" he added, defending the meeting that has become a flashpoint in Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign....
  • Question --what do you think are the five biggest problems our country faces right now???

    08/05/2018 12:22:05 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 74 replies
    Thank you in advance for your responses. have at it.
  • Willfully thick stand by Trump

    08/05/2018 12:19:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | August 5, 2018 | Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post
    It’s a given that political candidates will target each other with as much oppositional propaganda as they can get away with. But with the Kremlin now playing a third-party shadow role in U.S. elections, the usual game seems to be shifting from blood sport to cold war. Given Russia’s well-established preference for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016, it’s possible, if not likely, that the next round of election meddling will be geared toward keeping the Republican majorities in the House and Senate. For Democrats, this added pressure from Russia could begin to feel like a threat. Imagine believing...
  • Will the ‘Trump economy’ save the GOP? Here’s the Democratic strategy to prevent that.

    08/05/2018 11:45:32 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 31 replies
    WaPo Opinion ^ | 8-3-2018 | Greg Sargent.
    It has become an article of faith among Republicans and some pundits: If only President Trump would stop with the racism and cruelty (as with family separations), the authoritarian assaults on the press and on the Mueller probe, and the panting embraces of Vladimir Putin, Republicans could bask in the glorious “Trump economy” and stave off big losses this fall. In this telling, if the election were about only the economy, Republicans would still face stiff headwinds but might at least weather them to the degree needed to hold the House. Friday morning, the monthly jobs report showed the unemployment...
  • Trump at a precarious moment in his presidency: Privately brooding and publicly roaring (WAPO)

    08/05/2018 10:14:56 AM PDT · by bitt · 55 replies
    WAPO ^ | 8/4/2018 | Philip Rucker, Robert Costa and Ashley Parker,
    In private, President Trump spent much of the past week brooding, as he often does. He has been anxious about the Russia ­investigation’s widening fallout, with his former campaign chairman standing trial. And he has fretted that he is failing to accrue enough political credit for what he claims as triumphs. At rare moments of introspection for the famously self-centered president, Trump has also expressed to confidants lingering unease about how some in his orbit — including his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. — are ensnared in the Russia probe, in his assessment simply because of their ­connection to him.
  • President Trump Is Correct -- Study Shows 90% Of Administration Media Coverage Is Negative

    07/29/2018 5:37:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    President Donald J. Trump unloaded today on the mainstream media for contributing to the dilapidated state of trust in America's institutions and his administration, saying that 90% of the coverage was negative, which has put the lives of many at risk.  When the media - driven insane by their Trump Derangement Syndrome - reveals internal deliberations of our government, it truly puts the lives of many, not just journalists, at risk! Very unpatriotic! Freedom of the press also comes with a responsibility to report the news...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2018 ...accurately. 90% of media coverage of...