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  • The Media Was Just Shut Out of the Roger Stone Case

    02/15/2019 4:31:13 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Feb 15, 2019 6:10 PM | Beth Baumann
    Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the federal court for the District of Columbia on Friday placed a gag order in the case of Roger Stone.According to Fox News, Judge Berman signed an order telling Stone he must "refrain from making statements to the media or in public settings that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case." The judge also told witnesses and council to keep from making statements to the media or general public near the courthouse. The reason? The statements could “influence any juror, potential juror, judge, witness or court officer or interfere with the administration of...
  • New York Times Editorial Board mocks De Blasio, blasts Democratic leaders over Amazon debacle

    02/15/2019 8:24:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 15, 2019 | Brian Flood
    The typically liberal New York Times Editorial Board blasted Democratic leaders in a scathing piece on Thursday about Amazon backing out of plans to bring 25,000 jobs to the Big Apple – which the paper calls an “embarrassment to the city.” Mayor Bill de Blasio responded to the news that Amazon backed out by declaring,” “You have to be tough to make it in New York City,” which is a statement the Times didn’t appreciate. “What a strange thing for the mayor to take pride in. It’s certainly true that you have to be tough these days. But that’s because...
  • International "fake news" committee to demand testimony from tech giants

    02/15/2019 9:23:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 15, 2019 | BY GRAHAM KATES
    An unprecedented group of international lawmakers investigating "fake news" is set to demand a public meeting with an extraordinary collection of leaders from the world's largest tech companies. The "International Grand Committee" - a collection of members of parliaments from countries around the world investigating disinformation, fake news and election meddling - is set to hold its second hearing on May 28, in Ottawa, Canada. The lawmakers, who attended the November, hearing hail from the U.K., Canada, Brazil, Latvia, Argentina, Ireland, Singapore, France and Belgium. Zimmer said this time around they will also invite U.S. lawmakers to attend. Zuckerberg is...
  • Stone Files Motion: Alleges Special Counsel’s Office Released Unsealed Indictment To CNN

    02/13/2019 11:21:12 AM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 2/13/2019 | Sara A. Carter
    CNN obtained Roger Stone’s indictment from someone allegedly in the Special Counsel’s office hours before it had been unsealed by the court, thus allowing the news outlet to stage a camera crew outside his home and lie in wait until armed FBI agents arrested him, according to a motion filed by Stone’s lawyers Wednesday morning. The evidence appears to rest on when the indictment was unsealed by the court. According to the motion, the clerk’s office “informed counsel for Mr. Stone that the Indictment’s entry into the docket was made on January 25 at 8:55 a.m., more than two- and-a-half-hours...
  • Lawton Meteorologist Fired Over ‘Offensive’ Brain Teaser

    02/13/2019 9:35:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    adweek.com ^ | 2/13/19 | Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel
    KSWO meteorologist Mandy Bailey has been fired over her Monday morning brain teaser that some, including her station, found to be racist and offensive. Bailey wrote out the word “THERE” on a white board with a noose hanging from the “T.” The correct answer to the puzzle was, “Hang In There.” But that teaser was too much for some viewers, who complained it was racist....
  • Donald Trump Supporter Launches 'Incredibly Violent Attack' On BBC Cameraman At El Paso Rally

    02/12/2019 10:55:56 AM PST · by the_daug · 52 replies
    HuffPost ^ | 2/12/2019 | Lee Moran
    The BBC’s Washington news editor, Eleanor Montague, said Trump had whipped the crowd “into a frenzy against the media” prior to the attack........
  • Trump's 'Socialism' Attack On Democrats Has Its Roots In Cold War Fear

    02/12/2019 10:21:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    NPR ^ | February 12, 2019 | by Mara Liasson
    There's a huge 2020 Democratic field forming for the chance to take on President Trump. Two more candidates officially announced over the weekend – Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. And while those two potentially embody the core split within the Democratic primary – pragmatism vs. pugilism – Trump will be waiting in the general election with another distinction he hopes to make: "socialism" vs. "greatness." "The Democrat Party has never been more outside of the mainstream," Trump said in El Paso, Texas, on Monday night in what was his first campaign rally of 2019. "They're...
  • CNN: Fact checking Trump's snowstorm tweet

    02/12/2019 8:26:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | February 11, 2019 | by Holmes Lybrand (D-CNN)
    During Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar's 2020 announcement speech in the midst of a snowstorm in Minneapolis Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted out a jab toward the senator's statements on global warming. "Well, it happened again," Trump tweeted, "Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!" The President has used this sort of rhetoric many, many times during his time in office, suggesting that cold weather somehow disproves the...
  • We’re dumping “Non Sequitur” comic strip over sneaky, profane crack at Trump

    02/12/2019 5:20:46 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 48 replies
    The Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | 02/12/19 | Syracuse.com
    The Post-Standard is dropping the comic strip Non Sequitur after the artist’s Sunday strip took a hidden profane shot at President Trump. Sunday’s strip, a takeoff on Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings, contained a hard-to-read message suggesting the president “Go f--- yourself.” The artist, Wiley Miller, teased his readers about the message in a tweet Sunday: “Some of my sharp-eyed readers have spotted a little Easter egg from Leonardo Bear-Vinci. Can you find it?” Said Trish LaMonte, vice president of content for The Post-Standard and Syracuse.com: “Mr. Miller made a juvenile and vulgar decision that does not meet our standards for...
  • Virginia: When Identity Groups Collide [Feldman]

    02/10/2019 8:42:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2019 | Clarice Feldman
    For decades, lacking a coherent and acceptable broad-based platform, the Democrats have cobbled together their victories by playing the identity politics game. Reaching out to different groups, playing on their sense of victimization and oppression, dissolving the very bonds of civic cohesion, and pretending to a savior role for each group. Of course, if people thought about it, no one is less oppressed than a modern-day American, and the special interests and pleadings of these disparate groups often collide and conflict, but that seemingly passes beyond their ken or notice. This week, in contrast to the unifying State of the...
  • Big Data's Subsidization of Big Media

    02/10/2019 8:32:16 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 10 replies
    Sultan Kinish ^ | Feb. 09, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    The media is dying. Read about it in the media. Facebook is pumping $300 million into the media. And that’s after the Google News Initiative shoved $300 million into fighting “fake news” and helping struggling media outlets like the New York Times. These aren’t investments. They’re charitable donations by Big Data to Big Brother. Take Jeff Bezos taking $250 million, a little more than the $215 million he makes a day, and using it to buy the Washington Post, not because it’s a good business opportunity, but a good political one. The media isn’t worth investing in. TV and cable...
  • Fake news tried to tell us Conservative Black Commentator, Candace Owens supports Hitler

    02/10/2019 6:34:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/10/2019 | Taylor Day
    Candace Owens is under fire from mainstream media and their liberal readership this week after comments she made during a London conference back in December, which are now circulating via viral video.  Leftists heard Hitler's name and salivated at the opportunity to accuse her of defending, in Owens's own words, the "homicidal, psychotic maniac." The actual transcript of her discussion after a member of the audience asked her opinion on nationalism: I actually don't have any problems at all with the word "nationalism."  I think that the definition gets poisoned by elitists that actually want globalism.  Globalism is what I don't...
  • Jill Abramson acknowledges citation errors in new book after plagiarism allegations

    02/07/2019 1:00:14 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/07/19 | Brett Samuels
    Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson acknowledged Thursday that some parts of her new book were not properly cited after multiple individuals raised claims that she lifted material. In a statement to The Washington Post, Abramson said certain footnotes in her book, "Merchants of Truth," don't match up correctly with the material in the book, and that certain passages should have been cited as direct quotations. "I was up all night going through my book because I take these claims of plagiarism so seriously," Abramson said in the statement to The Post. "In writing 'Merchants of Truth,' I...
  • Emails: Jake Tapper Tore Into ‘Irresponsible’ BuzzFeed Editor For Publishing The Steele Dossier

    02/08/2019 8:57:06 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/08/2018 | Chuck Ross
    “I think your move makes the story less serious and credible[.] I think you damaged its impact,” Tapper wrote to Smith on Jan. 10, 2017, just after BuzzFeed published the dossier in full on its website. ..... “Collegiality wise it was you stepping on my d!ck,” Tapper responded.
  • CNN’s Chris Cuomo Claims Republicans WANT Illegal Aliens to Kill American Citizens

    02/08/2019 1:52:05 PM PST · by detective · 44 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 8, 2019 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Shortened title. Full title: WATCH: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Claims Republicans WANT Illegal Aliens to Kill American Citizens So They Can Talk About Immigration In an absolutely outrageous exchange between CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Rep. Matt Gaetz, the unhinged host demanded that Republicans want illegal immigrants to kill American citizens so they can use it as a tool to talk about immigration. Rep. Gaetz was appearing to talk about a Parkland victim’s father who had been extremely disruptive during a hearing. CNN claimed he was attempting to have the father removed from the hearing, but he maintains he just wanted him...
  • The Biggest Threat To Press Freedom Is The Media Itself

    02/08/2019 12:12:40 PM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 8, 2019 | Mark Hemingway
    Major media organizations are about to be sued for irresponsibly turning innocent Covington Catholic school boys into objects of national hatred. A lack of standards threatens to open the media to all kinds of legal liabilities. While the outrage over the Covington high school kids in MAGA hats may have blown over online, the story is far from over. On February 1, an attorney retained by the family of Nicholas Sandmann, the 16-year-old who allegedly “smirked” at the Native American activist banging a drum in his face, released a video that succinctly explained the broader context of what happened. Suffice...
  • A postmortem on the media’s ‘fact-checking’ of POTUS Trump’s state of the union: Diagnosis FAIL

    02/08/2019 11:09:21 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 6 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/8/19 | J. D. Heyes
    When the so-called “mainstream media” (MSM) created the concept of ‘fact-checking’ it at least seemed admirable on the surface and, for that matter, a job that was naturally suited to a free press charged with comforting the afflicted and holding those in power to account. But after some years it’s become obvious that the MSM was never really interested in checking facts — that is, not all facts espoused by all people in power. Democrats don’t get fact-checked, at least not with the same ‘vengeance’the MSM reserves for Republicans and conservatives…and POTUS Donald Trump. While our president does, at times,...
  • What 5 Media Fact-Checkers Get Wrong on Trump and Abortion

    02/08/2019 9:20:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/08/2019 | Katie Yoder
    The media are accusing President Trump of omitting or distorting abortion information. But they should point to themselves first. On Feb. 5, Trump delivered his second State of the Union address to Congress. During his speech, he called out New York and Virginia officials for their extreme legislation and comments on abortion. In response, media outlets, from NBC News to the New York Times, raced to fact-check him. Not only did they omit information in some cases, but they also disagreed with one another, ruling Trump as “false,” and, at other times, “misleading.” Here are Trump’s remarks the media took...
  • Media Displays Poisonous Hatred for Donald Trump

    02/06/2019 6:34:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here is Ben in Myersville, Maryland. Welcome, sir. You’re next. It’s your turn. Your big showbiz break. How are you? CALLER: (garbled) Good. Thank you, Rush. I just want to let you know I took one for the team last night and turned it to CNN immediately following the speech before the polls came out. What was priceless is watching CNN have to report that 76% of the country approved of his speech. But before that, the very first thing they started talking about, they got Van Jones saying that this was an incoherent rambling of cookies and dog...
  • Drive-Bys Shell-Shocked by Their Own Snap Polls

    02/06/2019 3:24:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let me get this out of the way. Media reaction to this. There’s been all kinds of it. Let’s go to the stats first. CBS: 76% approve of the speech — all kinds of people — 59% CNN very positive view of the speech. This is the exact opposite what the media was setting the table for, the exact opposite what the left thought they were gonna get. They thought they got a guy last night that was gonna be putting his foot in his mouth and tripping over himself all night. They walked in there arrogant, condescending, so...