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  • Marc Thiessen: Trump must threaten China with 'brain drain' and 'capital flight' amid Hong Kong crackdown

    05/28/2020 7:27:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/28/20 | Victor Garcia
    Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen previewed President Trump's Friday announcement dealing with China on "The Story" Thursday, predicting that the president would "impose sanctions" on the Beijing government in response to its moves to restrict Hong Kong's autonomy. "He's going to tell ... the Chinese regime, 'What you're doing is unacceptable,'" Thiessen said. "When this [national security] law takes effect in September, the Chinese regime is going to be able to ban pro-democracy groups, arrest people for political crimes. They're going to allow the state security service, which is the Chinese secret police that terrorizes people...
  • WaPo Is Not Even Pretending to Be Unbiased Anymore

    05/28/2020 3:44:49 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 28 May 2020 | Jim Treacher
    Are media outlets supposed to be openly collaborating with presidential candidates to promote their campaigns? Is that a thing now? It’s not like the news even pretends to be unbiased anymore, but what you’re about to watch seems like something new. ... I’m not a journalist or a lawyer, so I can’t speak to any ethical or legal concerns about the second-biggest newspaper in America openly collaborating with one of the candidates during a presidential campaign. I assume it’s all above board, or WaPo wouldn’t have approved it. If they want to look like they’re directly working for Biden’s campaign,...
  • Steven Pinker And WaPo Are Wrong. Belief In Heaven Isn’t A COVID Death Wish

    05/28/2020 7:44:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 28, 2020 | Glenn T. Stanton
    We are all too familiar with the hackneyed charge that thoughts of heaven are delusional. But according to Steven Pinker, they're malignantly so. That’s a new twist. There should be an algebraic equation to calculate something we experience far too often in the public square today. It would determine the ratio between a person’s absolute brilliance in one arena – their uncontested expertise – and their regularly articulated ignorance in others. This would then be multiplied by the confidence with which they say such things. It would be applied to things like Stephen Hawking’s pontifications on subjects such as religion...
  • The Curious Flynn-Kislyak Call Gets Curiouser

    05/26/2020 2:12:28 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 31 replies
    amgreatness.com ^ | 5/26/20 | Julie Kelly
    The infamous phone call between then-incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, like so many tales of Russian collusion, is not as it first appeared. In light of new evidence, it’s likely there’s no truth to the running narrative about the December 29, 2016 phone call that has been the basis of Flynn’s legal nightmare for more than three years. The case against the three-star general, concocted by Barack Obama’s corrupt FBI, centers on the accusation that Flynn discussed U.S. sanctions with Kislyak and later lied about it to the FBI. And now that we know...
  • Trump’s poor handling of the crisis may lose him the GOP’s most reliable voters (fake news makes predictions)

    05/25/2020 7:11:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 93 replies
    One of the most durable political assets that Republicans have enjoyed throughout the 21st century is their edge among Americans 65 and older, who tend to turn out at the polls more reliably any other group. But with President Trump’s inept and erratic handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic, he is rapidly losing support among the age group most vulnerable to its ravages - which is a big warning sign to Republicans as they look to the fall. Trump has also been showing slippage in support among the next-oldest cohort, those 55 and older. The shift has been showing up...
  • Liberals Don’t Believe They’re Capable Of Doing Anything Wrong

    05/24/2020 3:57:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2010 | Derek Hunter
    One thing you notice when having a conversation with a committed liberal is you’d have a more productive and honest discussion with a shoe. An old, worn-out shoe. Normally, this phenomenon could be chalked up to ignorance – stupid people are, well, stupid. But many of these people are not stupid, at least not in the traditional sense. It’s arrogance, a kind of arrogance that can only come from indifference to anything contrary to what they want. You see this manifest itself in reaction to the reaction to the documents exposing how the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign....
  • China signals plan to take full control of Hong Kong

    05/21/2020 7:24:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5-21-20 | Anna Fifield and Shibani Mahtani
    China’s Communist Party will impose a sweeping national security law in Hong Kong by fiat during the annual meeting of its top political body, officials said Thursday, criminalizing “foreign interference” along with secessionist activities and subversion of state power. The move is the boldest yet from Beijing to undercut Hong Kong’s autonomy and bring the global financial hub under its full control, as it works to rewrite the rules that have allowed the territory to enjoy a level of autonomy for the past 23 years. After steadily eroding Hong Kong’s political freedoms and independent legal system, Beijing signaled that the...
  • Stacey Abrams is the Democrats’ Sarah Palin

    05/20/2020 4:51:57 PM PDT · by fwdude · 157 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 19, 2020 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Stacey Abrams is running a less-than-subtle campaign to be Joe Biden’s vice-presidential running mate. Republicans should hope she succeeds. If selected, she would displace Sarah Palin as the least-qualified person ever to serve on a major-party ticket. Biden should understand this, because he saw firsthand how much damage Palin’s selection did to then-Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the Republican presidential nominee in 2008. Preelection polls showed that 6 out of 10 Americans said Palin was not qualified for the job, and a Stanford University study found that she cost McCain more than 2 million votes.
  • Biden's no friend of Canada in opposing Keystone

    05/20/2020 2:34:18 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 8 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 19, 2020 | Lorrie Goldstein
    There’s nothing surprising about presumptive U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden saying if he defeats Republican President Donald Trump in November, he’ll kill the Keystone XL pipeline. This latest fight over the $8-billion, 1,930-km pipeline intended to move bitumen from Alberta’s oilsands to U.S. refineries on the Gulf Coast, is all about American presidential politics in which Canada is a bystander. Trump revived the Keystone XL pipeline project in 2017. Intended to carry 830,000 barrels of crude oil daily, it was killed by Democratic president Barack Obama in 2015, after he dithered about it for seven years. At that time,...
  • The Firehose of Falsehood Hits Flynn, Gorka, and King

    05/19/2020 9:13:34 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 18 May, 2020 | Joseph Duggan
    The firehose of falsehood campaigns against Flynn, Gorka, and King have a number of things in common. First they came for General Mike Flynn, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a truth-telling military officer who contradicted the worldview of Max Boot and Jennifer Rubin and David Ignatius and others on the Washington Post payroll. Then they came for Sebastian Gorka, and I did not speak out— Because I was not the son of an anti-Nazi Hungarian freedom fighter tortured by the Communists, nor was I someone who had the slightest semblance of the wits to challenge...
  • Journalists Attack Trump Campaign For Satire ‘Truth Over Facts’ Website, Forgetting That It’s A Biden Gaffe

    05/19/2020 9:40:29 AM PDT · by Maceman · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 18, 2020 | Shelby Talcott
    Journalists missed a reference to a Biden gaffe Monday after the Trump campaign launched a new website titled “Truth Over Facts.” President Donald Trump’s campaign launched what appears to be a joke website they described as “an investigative website aimed at uncovering the truth behind [former Vice President] Joe Biden’s never-ending, seemingly incomprehensible statements during his third, plodding campaign for president.” The “Truth Over Facts” title is, in fact, a reference to one of Biden’s public gaffes, where he made the comment during a 2019 campaign speech in Iowa. This seemed to go over many journalists’ heads as they attacked...
  • NY probe of NBC News began with Matt Lauer’s firing in 2017, source says

    05/18/2020 9:18:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2020 | Sara Nathan, Priscilla DeGregory, Rebecca Rosenberg and Bruce Golding
    State officials are investigating allegations of sexual misconduct and related cover-ups at NBC News -- and have interviewed potential witnesses including Megyn Kelly, The Post has learned... Former NBC staffer Brooke Nevils, who claims that Lauer raped her in 2014, is also among those who’ve been interviewed, as is Addie Zinone, who’s said she had an affair with Lauer when she was a "Today" show production assistant in 2000, sources said. Kelly -- who left NBC News with her $30 million contract intact following a "blackface" row in 2017 -- sat down with investigators in January, according to a source...
  • Israel linked to cyberattack on Iranian port

    05/18/2020 7:44:25 PM PDT · by texas booster · 6 replies
    The Straits Times (Singapore) ^ | May 18 2020 | Staff
    Israel appears to be behind a cyberattack earlier this month on computers at Iran's Shahid Rajaee port that caused massive backups on waterways and roads leading to the facility, the Washington Post reported on Monday (May 18). Citing unnamed US and foreign government officials, the Post said the May 9 disruption of Iranian computers was presumably in retaliation for an earlier attempted cyberattack on rural water distribution systems in Israel. The Israeli Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters on the Post report. The managing director of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organisation, Mohammad...
  • I Forced A Bot to Read 1,000 Jennifer Rubin Columns And Write A Jennifer Rubin Column of Its Own (satire)

    05/18/2020 5:27:19 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/18/2020 | Andrew Stiles
    The Washington Free Beacon analytics bureau used a proprietary algorithm to program a bot to read 1,000 Jennifer Rubin columns and write its very own Jennifer Rubin column based on its analysis. This was the result: Biden is right. Trump's disaster gambit lacks competence. By Jennifer Rubin President Trump tweeted rage on Wednesday, the worst in history. To compare with decent man Joe Biden, the difference is leadership courage. Trump possesses the bad qualities without precedent, said the expert. The expert is also a victim of Trump because he is an elite nonwhite immigrant. That's why Trump invented birtherism, a...
  • Washington Post Writer: We Can’t Beat The Virus Because Americans Stubbornly Love Their Freedom Too Much

    05/17/2020 9:03:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/17/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    Over at the Washington Post, Keith Humphreys ended the week on a pessimistic note, opining that no matter how much testing and contact tracing is required to get us fully past this pandemic, America will never do as well as several other countries that seem to be taming the virus more quickly. The reason? Because Americans love their “freedom” too much. (Please note for the record that it was Humphreys who put the word freedom in scare quotes, not me.) He begins by quoting medical professionals who insist that the only path toward the new normal relies on our...
  • Media Must Report Truth Of Anti-Trump Spy Operation Before It’s Too Late For Them

    05/17/2020 3:53:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 17, 2020 | Mollie Hemmingway
    As facts about the Obama administration's spying and leaking are spilling out, media have a brief window of opportunity to salvage some credibility. As new details emerge about the Obama administration’s broad spying-and-leaking campaign against the incoming Trump administration, reporters have a choice to make about whether to cover this story honestly, at long last. There is a brief window of time afforded the media to get the story right. They should take advantage of it.Journalist Lee Smith already noted the seriousness of the problem facing legacy media after the implosion of the Russia collusion conspiracy theory they peddled. “Americans...
  • 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
  • Hydroxychloroquine: Drug promoted by Trump as coronavirus ‘game changer’ increasingly linked to deaths

    05/17/2020 9:10:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 129 replies
    Washington Post via Anchorage Daily News ^ | 05/16/2020 | Toluse Olorunnipa, Ariana Eunjung Cha, and Laurie McGinley, The Washington Post
    <p>For two months, President Donald Trump repeatedly pitched hydroxychloroquine as a safe and effective treatment for coronavirus, asking would-be patients “What the hell do you have to lose?”</p> <p>Growing evidence shows that, for many, the answer is their lives.</p> <p>Clinical trials, academic research and scientific analysis indicate that the danger of the Trump-backed drug is a significantly increased risk of death for certain patients. Evidence showing the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in treating covid-19 has been scant. Those two developments pushed the Food and Drug Administration to warn against the use of hydroxychloroquine outside of a hospital setting last month, just weeks after it approved an emergency use authorization for the drug.</p>
  • Inside the Media's Desperate Cover-Up of 'Obamagate'

    05/16/2020 9:35:37 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 54 replies
    newsbusters ^ | May 16, 2020 | Jeffrey Lord
    How does Watergate differ from Obamagate? Journalists led the charge to uncover the first. But now? Now journalists are leading the coverup of the second. J. Peder Zane has illustrated the media coverup exactly: “This week’s news that at least 39 Obama officials had unmasked Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s private conversations during the last month of their administration seemed a little shocking. Today, major media outlets are telling readers and viewers that the practice is “routine.” A CNN headline told readers, “Trump pushes 'Obamagate' conspiracy based on routine intel activity.” Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, now a CNN...
  • Bear Biologist Makes Hyperbolic Claim about Bear Mauling and Lightning Strikes

    05/15/2020 5:57:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 13 May, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    In a March 15, 2020 article about a bear encounter by Caroline Wellbery, a bear biologist makes a hyperbolic claim. It is not unusual for people to make hyperbolic claims about bears, which are not founded in facts or data. It is irresponsible for experts in the field to do so. From the washingtonpost.com: There is a bigger chance of getting hit twice by lightning, Craighead says, than being mauled by a bear. As with any statistical assessment, it depends on a number of assumptions. If you are talking about the United States as a whole, Craighead's claim is...