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  • A top Cornell food researcher has had 13 studies retracted. That’s a lot.

    09/20/2018 7:15:00 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 36 replies
    Vox ^ | 20 Sept 2018 | Brian Resnick and Julia Belluz
    Cornell says Brian Wansink “committed academic misconduct,” and is leaving the university. He’s a cautionary tale in bad incentives in science. Thirteen of Wansink’s studies have now been retracted, including the six pulled from JAMA Wednesday. ...To date, 13 of his papers have been retracted. And that’s stunning given that Wansink was so highly cited and his body of work was so influential. Wansink also collected government grants, helped shape the marketing practices at food companies, and worked with the White House to influence food policy in this country.
  • Vox Questions and Recalculates Hurricane Marias' Official Death Tolls - FLASHBACK

    09/13/2018 10:35:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    Vox ^ | Oct 11, 2017 | Eliza Barclay, Alexia Fernández Campbell
    Death tolls are the primary way we understand the impact of a disaster. And for nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, as a humanitarian crisis was intensifying, the death toll was frozen at 16. “Sixteen people certified,” Trump said on October 3 during his visit to the island, repeating a figure confirmed by the territory’s governor. "Everybody watching can really be very proud of what's taken place in Puerto Rico." It was a moment that crystallized two conflicting narratives about the Puerto Rico disaster. The first one, from the federal government and Puerto Rico’s governor, is of...
  • Vox Writer Avoids the I-Word in 'House Democrats’ Top Priority if They Win in November'

    09/12/2018 4:09:42 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 12, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Impeachment! Impeachment! Impeachment! Impeachment! Impeachment! Impeachment! Impeachment!" ---Congresswoman Maxine Waters. What do you think the top priority of Congress would be if the Democrats win control of the House in November? The answer is something upon which both the left and the right would agree: Impeachment. And yet the party position is to pretend that impeachment is not on their minds 24/7 because they know such an admission could hurt them with the voters, no matter what Waters might be saying.The only other type of person who would go through such a pretense would be a writer acting in the role of...
  • Vox faithfully parrots Dianne Feinstein's absurd and fake abortion stat

    09/05/2018 2:36:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/5/18 | Becket Adams
    “ Go deeper” indeed. Vox is the first newsroom this week to parrot Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s, D-Calif., absurd claim that more than a million women died from unsafe abortions in the two decades preceding the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The California senator’s bogus assertion came Wednesday during Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing. “In the 1950s and 60s, the two decades before Roe, deaths from illegal abortions in this country ran between 200,000 and 1.2 million,” she said, "citing" the Guttmacher Institute. Feinstein added, “So, a lot of women died in that period … I think...
  • Newt Gingrich: Democrats have no idea what demons they are unleashing

    08/18/2018 6:14:47 AM PDT · by grayboots · 91 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/18/2018 | Newt Gingrich
    A few weeks ago, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) wrote an article for Vox explaining the movement’s goals – to end capitalism and radically change America. In normal times, the declarations of a fringe party and ideology in America would not merit much attention. However, these are not normal times. A new Gallup poll shows that 57 percent of Democrats have a favorable view of socialism – while only 47 percent view capitalism positively. This pattern has been building for a while. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont took socialism mainstream in the party during the 2016...
  • Why is the Media Dividing Us?

    08/12/2018 8:20:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 38 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    If you’ve seen my prior work, you know that I often focus on the dirty deeds of mainstream media. Last week, I posed the question: “Is the Press an Enemy of the People”. Of course, when I say “press”, I am referring to the six mega-corporations that own 90% of the media. And there is little doubt that these corporations treat us like enemies, dividing us every chance they get. Just this week, Ezra Klein, founder and editor of Vox, wrote an article in which he excused the feminist movement for spreading the message of #KillAllMen across various social media...
  • Mitt Romney’s statement on the Charlottesville anniversary strikes a chord Trump cannot

    08/12/2018 12:37:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Vox ^ | August 11, 2018 | Emily Stewart
    Mitt Romney is calling on Americans to “categorically and consistently reject racism and discrimination” on the anniversary of racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 and on the eve of a repeat of the Unite the Right rally this year in Washington, DC. The former Massachusetts governor and current US Senate candidate in Utah issued a lengthy statement on Friday defending equality, steeped in his religious upbringing and belief that “we are all children of God.” Romney, who ran against President Barack Obama as the 2012 Republican nominee for president, touched on a number of issues in his post. He...
  • To Counter Trump, Vox Defends MS-13 As Nice Kids Who Ride Bikes, Work After-School Jobs

    08/09/2018 12:07:34 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 9, 2018 | Jacob Perry
    Vox and ProPublica take aim at President Trump’s heightened concern for gangs in the United States in a recently published video, claiming his harsh characterizations of MS-13 are unfair. The gang, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, numbers in the tens of thousands and is composed primarily of outlaws from El Salvador, Honduras, and other Central American countries. Trump’s hardline stance on crime and border security has made MS-13 a more widely recognized public menace. But instead of acknowledging the rising violent threat that MS-13 poses to the American people, progressive media outlets like Vox and ProPublica are casting the Trump...
  • Democratic socialist writer levels with voters: We want to ‘end capitalism’

    08/02/2018 10:41:39 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/02/18 | Adam Shaw
    Well, that escalated quickly. The rise of “democratic socialism” has been one of the key developments in the Democratic Party in recent years, first with the popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and more recently Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary win over party mainstay Rep. Joe Crowley in New York. One of the ways the movement is presented is with the claim that this is not your grandfather’s socialism -- or the socialism of the former Soviet Union, Venezuela or other failed states. It’s more “Scandinavian health care” than overthrowing the bourgeoisie. But now a democratic socialist writer is leveling with voters,...
  • Even Liberal Vox Mocks Democrats Refusing to Vote for Own 'Abolish ICE' Bill

    07/16/2018 7:09:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 16, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how laughably pathetic do the leftwing Democrats who loudly introduced a bill to abolish ICE appear after they now have to backtrack in embarrassment to oppose it since Republicans agreed to bring it to the floor of the House for a vote? So pathetic that even the leftist website Vox is mocking the Democrats for putting themselves in such a bind as to look completely foolish.  This mockery of the 'Abolish ICE' Democrats by Ella Nilson and Tara Golshan appears in the July 13 Vox as Democrats aren’t ready to actually vote for an “Abolish ICE” bill. The subtitle summarizes...
  • The disastrous, forgotten 1996 law that created today's immigration problem

    06/18/2018 12:13:46 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 24 replies
    https://www.vox.com ^ | Apr 28, 2016, 8:40am EDT | By Dara Lind
    Both sides of the aisle agree that the current US immigration system is broken. It's why immigration's stayed a hot-button political issue and policy debate, and part of what has made Donald Trump the likely 2016 Republican nominee for president. But the system hasn't always been broken. Or rather, it hasn't always been broken in this particular way. Everyone remembers that in 1986, President Ronald Reagan passed an "amnesty" law. But what most people don't know is that in 1996 — fresh off the heels of signing welfare reform, and two years after signing the "crime bill" — President Bill...
  • Vox's Ezra Klein Compares Trump to Novelist Philip Roth's Fictional Fascist President

    05/28/2018 6:44:59 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 28, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember how President Donald Trump cancelled the mid-term elections? Do you remember when he shut down the opposition press? Of course not, primarily because it never happened despite the widespread portrayal in much of the mainstream media that the Trump administration is some sort of fascist regime. The idea promoted among the left that Trump is a fascist is nothing new and the latest example of this comes from Vox co-founder Ezra Klein on May 28 in which he compares Trump to the fictional fascist presidency of Charles Lindbergh in the late novelist Philip Roth's novel The Plot Against America:
  • Vox: Record Low U.S. Birthrate Is ‘Sign of Progress’

    05/23/2018 8:53:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/23/2018 | Thomas D Williams PHD
    The U.S. birthrate hit a historic low in 2017, well below replacement levels, a phenomenon that Vox is touting as “a sign of progress.” According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, the general fertility rate for women between the ages of 15 and 44 in 2017 was 60.2 births per 1,000 women, the lowest recorded level since government records began over a century ago. The total fertility rate (TFR) in the United States last year, which indicates the average number of births per woman in her lifetime, dropped to...
  • Tea Party Goes 'All In' For President Trump in 2018 Midterms: Mainstream Republicans Nervous

    05/15/2018 1:23:12 PM PDT · by ethom · 47 replies
    Vox.com ^ | May 15, 2018, 9:30am EDT | Jane Coaston
    The Tea Party is back — for President Donald J. Trump. A decade after the anti-government, anti-tax, and anti-Obama insurgency emerged, and eight years after the movement fueled the midterm elections that gave the Republican Party control of the House of Representatives and sent conservatives like Rand Paul, Michele Bachmann, and Mark Meadows to Congress, Tea Party activists are getting active again in midterm races. This time they’re not trying to blow up the system or fight big government. They’re here to support President Trump, no matter that he’s the biggest big-government Republican of them all. And in 2018, they’re...
  • Media Spreading FAKE NEWS by Calling Palestinian Violence “Protest”

    05/14/2018 1:28:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Mainstream media is at it again, promulgating fake news. I woke up this morning to a slew of stories about “Palestinian Protestors Killed in Gaza Protests.” The imagery of a man holding up a cardboard sign while getting shot comes to mind, from such a headline, doesn’t it? I became concerned, read further. Turns out, it’s the same ‘ol anti-Israeli fake news. Mainstream media at it again. Headlines:CNN: “37 Palestinians killed in Gaza protests ahead of US embassy opening”ABC News: “Death toll in massive Palestinian protests climbs to at least 41, bloodiest day in Gaza since 2014 war”Washington Post: “Israelis kill dozens of...
  • New York Times metro editor steps down after internal investigation (sexual harassment)

    05/01/2018 7:40:32 AM PDT · by pabianice · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/1/18 | Manchester
    The metro editor of The New York Times, Wendell Jamieson, resigned on Monday following an internal investigation at the newspaper. "I regret and apologize for my mistakes and leaving under these circumstances," Jamieson said in a statement published by the Times... "We intend to fully investigate and while we do, Glenn will be suspended. We support his decision to enter a substance abuse program. In the meantime, we will not be commenting further."
  • Vox: Comey's 'Damning Admission' that Polls Influenced His Hillary Email Probe

    04/14/2018 5:50:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 13, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Not all liberal media outlets are giving favorable coverage to former FBI Director James Comey's new book, A Higher Loyalty. One such media source is Vox which reminds its readers about why most liberals were clamoring for Comey to be fired...right up to the moment when President Donald Trump actually did fire him. The reason for Vox writer Matthew Yglesias's ire towards Comey in his April 13 article is that Comey admitted in his book that he believed the polls that predicted Hillary Clinton was certain to win the 2016 election so he figured his re-opening of the probe into her...
  • Responding to Vox’s: “America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts”

    04/04/2018 12:18:57 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 10 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | April 3, 2018 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    An article at Vox has gained attention for illustrating America’s “unique gun violence problem” in 17 maps and charts. Below, we will respond to the individual graphs below on Vox’s terms. But there are a lot of assumptions behind Vox’s graphs. Often, just one or two public health studies are cited to make a particular point, without discussing any of the known weaknesses with these studies. It would also be valuable for Vox to acknowledge and critique research that reaches the opposite conclusions. Economists focus on the notion of substitution. If you take away guns, people might commit suicides or...
  • Response to Vox Magazine's “America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts”

    04/04/2018 1:24:26 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 7 replies
    An article at Vox has gained attention for illustrating America’s “unique gun violence problem” in 17 maps and charts. Below, we will respond to the individual graphs below on Vox’s terms. But there are a lot of assumptions behind Vox’s graphs. Often, just one or two public health studies are cited to make a particular point, without discussing any of the known weaknesses with these studies. It would also be valuable for Vox to acknowledge and critique research that reaches the opposite conclusions.
  • Mark Zuckerberg Names NY Times as ‘Good, Trustworthy’ News Source

    04/04/2018 11:06:14 AM PDT · by ethom · 26 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 4, 2018 8:57 AM EDT | y Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The New York Times is what Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg considers “good, trustworthy” journalism. During an interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein, Zuckerberg spoke about attempts by Facebook to crack down on what is deemed “fake news.” Zuckerberg laid out three kinds of fake news: spammers, state actors, and legitimate news sources that are “speaking their truth” although they may have “varying levels of accuracy or trustworthiness.” In his conversation, Zuckerberg referenced the January 2018 News Feed changes. In that announcement, Facebook claimed it would be changing the news people see in their feeds to prioritize news that is...