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  • Facebook reeling after damning NYT report

    11/15/2018 10:06:57 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/18 | Harper Neidig and Ali Breland
    Facebook is being hit with fresh criticism from Capitol Hill as lawmakers reacted harshly Thursday to a New York Times investigation that detailed the company’s efforts to wield influence in Washington after becoming aware of Russia-linked activity on its platform during the 2016 presidential campaign. The explosive article laid out how Facebook’s leadership was reluctant to confront the Russian efforts on its platform and was unprepared for the subsequent firestorm and fallout, which involved the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Specifically, the Times reported that the tech giant used a Republican opposition research firm called Definers Public Affairs to accuse liberal financier...
  • Oct 2: The American Civil War, Part II

    11/13/2018 1:42:13 PM PST · by Jack Black · 60 replies
    The New York TImes ^ | Oct 2, 2018 | Thomas Friedman
    The nation is deeply divided, with each side seeing the other as “the enemy.” I began my journalism career covering a civil war in Lebanon. I never thought I’d end my career covering a civil war in America. We may not be there yet, but if we don’t turn around now, we will surely get where we’re going — which was best described by Senator Jeff Flake on Monday: “Tribalism is ruining us. It is tearing our country apart. It is no way for sane adults to act.” Sure, we’ve experienced bouts of intense social strife since the American Civil...
  • If Donald Trump Targets Journalists, Thank Obama (oldie, January 2016)

    11/07/2018 6:00:55 PM PST · by God luvs America · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/30/2016 | James Risen
    If Donald J. Trump decides as president to throw a whistle-blower in jail for trying to talk to a reporter, or gets the F.B.I. to spy on a journalist, he will have one man to thank for bequeathing him such expansive power: Barack Obama. Mr. Trump made his animus toward the news media clear during the presidential campaign, often expressing his disgust with coverage through Twitter or in diatribes at rallies. So if his campaign is any guide, Mr. Trump seems likely to enthusiastically embrace the aggressive crackdown on journalists and whistle-blowers that is an important yet little understood component...
  • The Tragedy of Saudi Arabia's War

    11/02/2018 8:26:36 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/26/18 | Declan Walsh, Tyler Hicks
    One hope for Yemenis is that the international fallout from the death of the Saudi dissident, Jamal Khashoggi, which has damaged Prince Mohammed’s international standing, might force him to relent in his unyielding prosecution of the war. Peter Salisbury, a Yemen specialist at Chatham House, said that was unlikely. “I think the Saudis have learned what they can get away with in Yemen — that western tolerance for pretty bad behavior is quite high,” he said. “If the Khashoggi murder tells us anything, it’s just how reluctant people are to rein the Saudis in.”
  • Former Facebook Security Chief: Google CEO Sundar Pichai Is Lying About China

    11/12/2018 7:51:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Nov 2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Many have been critical of Google’s plan to launch a censored search engine in China, now a former Facebook executive has called out Google’s CEO for lying about the company’s motives. Facebook’s former security chief Alex Stamos took to Twitter recently to attack Google CEO Sundar Pichai for his comments defending the company’s decision to move into the China market with its censored search engine known as “Project Dragonfly,” Silicon Beat reports. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Pichai stated that Google was “committed to serving users in China” and compared Chinese censorship laws to the “right...
  • Dana Rohrabacher Loses, Eroding Republican Foothold in California

    11/11/2018 9:31:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 10, 2018 | Adam Nagourney
    Representative Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican fixture in California who represented Orange County for 15 terms, has lost his bid for re-election. His defeat underlines the party’s setbacks in a part of the state that was long a symbol of its political dominance. The Associated Press called the race on Saturday, with Harley Rouda receiving 52 percent of the vote to Mr. Rohrabacher’s 48 percent. Mr. Rouda, 56, is a former Republican turned Democrat who became a symbol of the Democratic efforts to win back Congress this year. Mr. Rohrabacher, 71, was viewed as particularly vulnerable because he defended Russia in...
  • [Remember When] Obama uses power of appointment, sidestepping Senate

    11/09/2018 12:15:07 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 18 replies
    President Obama is sidestepping the Senate to directly fill the No. 2 position at the Justice Department and appoint four U.S. ambassadors whose nominations had been stalled or blocked by lawmakers for months. The White House on Wednesday said Mr. Obama is using a recess appointment to install James Cole as the deputy attorney general and ... Senators had blocked or refused to consider the confirmations of the nominees for various reasons, including questions about their qualifications. ... Recess appointments are made when the Senate is not in session and last only until the end of the next session...
  • Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Writes Scathing Op-Ed Saying Trump’s Interim AG Pick Is ‘Illegal’

    11/08/2018 1:35:44 PM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 144 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | Ronn Blitzer
    President Donald Trump‘s pick for interim Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker, has been met with harsh opposition in the form of a New York Times op-ed co-authored by none other than George Conway. That’s right, the same Conway who is married to counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and regularly trolls the president on Twitter. “President Trump’s installation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general of the United States after forcing the resignation of Jeff Sessions is unconstitutional,” they wrote. “It’s illegal. And it means that anything Mr. Whitaker does, or tries to do, in that position is invalid.”
  • Sarah Sanders accused of circulating 'doctored' video of Jim Acosta’s interaction with intern

    11/08/2018 12:12:17 PM PST · by tkocur · 130 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 November 2018 | Brian Flood
    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has been accused of sharing a "doctored" video of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s interaction with a White House intern that resulted in the reporter’s press pass being revoked. Acosta's press pass to access the White House was suspended "until further notice" Wednesday, hours after he engaged in a contentious back-and-forth with President Trump. A White House intern attempted to retrieve the microphone from Acosta, but the CNN reporter resisted and asked an additional question – and that’s where things get cloudy. Sanders said the suspension of his press credentials stemmed from his "placing his...
  • AWESOME | Trump Annihilates NY Times Snowflake Reporter...

    I'm not going to give away the punch line, but it's pretty freaking awesome. Greatest. President. Ever. (video is at the link)
  • We Gave Four Good Pollsters the Same Raw Data. They Had Four Different Results.

    11/05/2018 9:57:14 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 20, 2016 | NATE COHN
    You’ve heard of the “margin of error” in polling. Just about every article on a new poll dutifully notes that the margin of error due to sampling is plus or minus three or four percentage points. But in truth, the “margin of sampling error” – basically, the chance that polling different people would have produced a different result – doesn't even come close to capturing the potential for error in surveys. Polling results rely as much on the judgments of pollsters as on the science of survey methodology. Two good pollsters, both looking at the same underlying data, could come...
  • Tracing a Meme From the Internet’s Fringe to a Republican Slogan (Jobs vs. Mobs)

    11/04/2018 10:48:11 PM PST · by poconopundit · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 4, ,2018 | KEITH COLLINS and KEVIN ROOSE
    Fascinating graphic portrayal of how the meme, "Jobs not Mobs" spread through the Web. Very cool!
  • If You’re Sure You Know What’s Going to Happen on Tuesday, You’re Wrong

    11/04/2018 3:59:54 PM PST · by MaxistheBest · 92 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/04/2018 | Christopher Buskirk
    With Election Day at hand, we know one thing for sure: Voter turnout is huge. In fact, it looks like we will have the highest midterm turnout since 1966. The rationale for a gigantic blue wave that would represent a repudiation of the 2016 election has been that millions of Americans are so turned off by President Trump and his agenda that they will come out en masse and hand Congress to Democrats with large majorities, proving what has been an article of faith among Trump-haters, that his election was an anomaly and that American politics would quickly revert to...
  • Wow! New York Times NeverTrump columnist Bret Stephens comes around on Trump’s brilliance

    11/04/2018 3:53:57 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Thomas Lifson
    I was shocked reading this column (non-paywalled version here) appearing today in the New York Times, written by a true NeverTrump conservative, Bret Stephens. ... After briefly excoriating Trump for running on “fear” instead of basking in his accomplishments (which contradicts the political wisdom that voters rarely vote out of gratitude), Stephens gets to the nub of his semi-confession: Trump is really smart. Of course, he has to present that revelation in disparaging terms, but it is a couple of steps better than “Trump is an idiot.” The mystery of Donald Trump is what impels him to overturn the usual...
  • New York Times Already Defending Black Leftist Behind Anti-Semitic Hate Crime

    11/04/2018 7:19:55 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 04 NOV 2018 | DANIEL GREENFIELD
    This is exactly the phenomenon that I had described after the Pittsburgh shootings in, "If the Synagogue Shooter Were Muslim, the Media Would Be Defending Him." In 2006, Naveed Afzal Haq used a teenage girl as a hostage to force his way into the Seattle Jewish Federation where he shot 6 women. The Muslim attacker shouted, “You Jews” at the non-Jewish marketing director and shot her in the stomach. The bookkeeper went into cardiac arrest, died at the scene, was revived and died again on the operating table and still lived to testify at Haq's trial. "I want these Jews...
  • New York Democrats drafting bill to screen social media accounts, Internet search history of gun...

    11/04/2018 7:26:08 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | November 3, 2018 | Joe Newby
    FULL TITLE: New York Democrats drafting bill to screen social media accounts, Internet search history of gun buyers If two New York Democrats have their way, prospective gun buyers in the state will have three years of their social media interactions screened as part of the background check process. On Friday, WCBS 880 reported that Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and state Sen. Kevin Palmer are drafting a proposal that would let authorities review three years of social media history and one year of internet search history of anyone seeking to purchase a firearm in the state. “A three-year review...
  • Synagogue vandalism suspect in NYC worked for Obama campaign in 2008, reports say

    11/04/2018 7:35:14 AM PST · by ETL · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 4, 2018 | Dom Calicchio | Fox News
    A 26-year-old man charged with vandalizing a historic New York City synagogue on Friday, just days after the Pittsburgh massacre, has been identified as a former campaign worker for Barack Obama who was profiled by the New York Times in 2017. The Times described James Polite as a young man who “spent much of his childhood in foster care,” and performed canvassing work for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. After a chance meeting, he got a job that year as an intern for Christine Quinn, a former speaker of New York City’s city council who was also a former mayoral candidate....
  • President Trump Responds to Alec Baldwin Arrest with Four Simple Words

    11/04/2018 9:50:30 AM PST · by ZeroToHero · 22 replies
    NN ^ | 11/3/18 | Jay Greenberg
    When President Trump was asked for comment regarding the arrest of Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin for assault charges on Friday, he responded with just four simple words. Baldwin, who dresses up and mocks Trump on Saturday Night Live, was arrested and charged for attacking a man over a parking space in the West Village area of Manhattan. Liberal 60-year-old Baldwin has a history of arrests related to his anger management issues.
  • NYC SYNAGOGUE VANDALISM SUSPECT IS FORMER CITY HALL ANTI-HATE CRIME INTERN

    11/03/2018 11:07:13 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 88 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11.03.18 | Luke Rosiak
    The suspect in a synagogue vandalism act that forced the cancellation of a Democratic event is reportedly a former City Hall employee who worked on anti-hate crime issues and is a Democratic activist, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The New York Times and a Jewish couple helped the impoverished gay black man attend college where he studied African American studies, according to The Times. He resented New York liberals as patronizing, and railed against Israel and cultural appropriation, according to his Facebook profile. Before knowing his identity, politicians said the vandalism demonstrated why voting Democratic was needed and...
  • Have you noticed that "white supremacist" has evolved into "white nationalist"? 

    11/02/2018 11:58:03 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-31-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The left adjusts the pitch of its dog whistles week by week and they have become more and more strident and vile. Thing is, lately they've gone largely berserk. CNN's John Avlon approaches the outer markers of Godwin's Law. CNN’s John Avlon Compares Trump to Mass Murderers Lenin, Stalin Today it was the language dog whistle: CNN’s Camerota: Trump ‘Using Some of the Same Language’ as Pittsburgh Synagogue ShooterCBS’s O’Donnell Slimes: Trump Used Same Language as Synagogue ShooterJulia Ioffe GQ WRITER JULIA IOFFE: TRUMP HAS RADICALIZED MANY MORE PEOPLE THAN ISISIf the day ends in "Y" there will be another Joe...