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  • 7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion

    12/13/2018 6:34:47 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    WP ^ | 12/13/18 | Nick Miroff and Robert Moore
    A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock after she was taken into Border Patrol custody last week for crossing from Mexico into the United States illegally with her father and a large group of migrants along a remote span of New Mexico desert, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday. The child’s death is likely to intensify scrutiny of detention conditions at Border Patrol stations and CBP facilities that are increasingly overwhelmed by large numbers of families seeking asylum in the United States. According to CBP records, the girl and her father were taken into custody about...
  • ‘Murphy Brown’ Features Trump Supporters Beating Reporters

    12/01/2018 8:52:03 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/30/18 | Warner Todd Huston
    The CBS reboot of Murphy Brown featured a storyline where one of the show’s reporters is beaten and put in the hospital after attending a Donald Trump rally. In the episode, character Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto) is sent to a Trump rally to report live on the event. During the event the faux Trump singles out “fibbing Frank Fontana” and the crowd boos him, Entertainment Weekly reports. After the live shot, Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) and her crew find out that Frank was attacked and seriously injured at the rally by Trump fans.
  • CNN's Sciutto on climate change: 'We don’t want to be slowly burned to death'

    11/28/2018 6:04:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/18 | Joe Concha
    CNN anchor Jim Sciutto issued a stark warning on Wednesday morning against the effects of climate change, stating during a newscast that "we don't want to be slowly burned to death." “I just want to ask the question for folks at home, folks like us. We got kids. We don’t want to be slowly burned to death on our own planet here," said Sciutto, who served in the Obama State Department prior to coming to CNN. "Is the human race running - in the simplest terms running out of time to take the measures necessary to rein in this rise...
  • The White House Continues Its Tradition of Turning Christmas Into a Horror Film

    11/26/2018 9:58:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | November 26, 2018 | Beth Elderkin
    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something filled with the coagulating blood of one’s enemies. The Trump household apparently wasn’t content turning the White House into a dark alternate dimension where all hope dies for just one year—this house of horrors has now become an annual holiday tradition. The White House has shared an official look at First Lady Melania Trump’s latest holiday decor at the White House. Last year, Mrs. “Be Best” turned the hallways of the presidential residence into a living nightmare straight out of Get Out or Voldemort’s bathroom. Shadowy branches crept over the walls, reaching forth...
  • The Depravity of Climate-Change Denial

    11/26/2018 7:50:07 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 26, 2018 | Paul Krugman
    The Trump administration is, it goes without saying, deeply anti-science. In fact, it’s anti-objective reality. But its control of the government remains limited; it didn’t extend far enough to prevent the release of the latest National Climate Assessment, which details current and expected future impacts of global warming on the United States. True, the report was released on Black Friday, clearly in the hope that it would get lost in the shuffle. The good news is that the ploy didn’t work. The assessment basically confirms, with a great deal of additional detail, what anyone following climate science already knew: Climate...
  • Barbara McCarthy: 'I love America - but its attitude to guns is terrifying' (hurl alert)

    11/12/2018 2:50:53 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 71 replies
    Irish Independent ^ | November 12th 2018 | Barbara McCarthy
    When I was in a liquor store not far from Thousand Oaks, California, a few months back, a guy came up to the counter with his shirt half over his head and what I perceived as a gun protruding underneath it. I'm slightly (insanely) paranoid, so I ran out with my daughter in her pram, leaving my purchases on the counter, and legged it across the street. My daughter was wondering why we didn't get her apple juice, and I was vexed I didn't have my Mexican beers after my ordeal. You can't but be jumpy. There are up to...
  • NYT Columnist: Let's Face It, All Republicans Are Just Bad People

    11/05/2018 3:20:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 118 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    So, after all this talk about dialing down the rhetoric, letÂ’s be clear about something: thatÂ’s never, ever going to happen. As long as there is a Democratic Party, it wonÂ’t happen. You cannot reason with these people. We said the same thing after the assassination attempt of former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ). It didnÂ’t take. Why? ItÂ’s because Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, red states and blue states are different. We have different cultural attitudes, different views on patriotism (Democrats hate outward displays of national pride), and DEEP differences on how government should run the country. We...
  • 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...
  • Why Do The Polls Keep Getting It Wrong? Many Republicans Have Stopped Taking Surveys.

    11/01/2018 6:42:52 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 97 replies
    HuffPost ^ | Updated Apr 28, 2017 | Dr. Benjamin Knoll, Ph.D. , Contributor
    ... I run an exit polling survey project in Boyle County, Kentucky as part of a regular community-based learning component of our political science courses at Centre College. Our students have surveyed over 1,000 randomly-selected voters on their way out of the voting booths in every fall election since 2011. To examine these competing theories, I compared the results of the exit polls with the actual results in Boyle County in each of these recent elections. Central Kentucky is an especially appropriate place to test for such an effect given that the economic and demographic characteristics are favorable to a...
  • Anger toward media spreads into local communities

    10/29/2018 10:52:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 29, 2018 8:33 PM EDT | David Bauder
    The hostility she’s felt from the public recently wasn’t necessarily the last straw in television news photographer Lori Bentley-Law’s decision to quit the business after 24 years, but it was one of them. Bentley-Law’s recent blog post explaining why she was leaving Los Angeles’ KNBC-TV hit home for many colleagues. While President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media are usually centered on national outlets like CNN and The New York Times, the attitudes unleashed have filtered down to journalists on the street covering news in local communities across the country. When a president describes the press as enemies of the...
  • NBC Hid Crucial Information That Would've Cleared Kavanaugh of Rape Allegations

    10/27/2018 5:41:13 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 16 replies
    NN ^ | 10/27/18 | Daniel Newton
    NBC News purposefully hid vital information that would have supported clearing Brett Kavanaugh's rape allegations that Julie Swetnick and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, leveled against him.
  • CNN Reaches Peak Alinsky – Media Outlet Apoplectic Attempts to Blame Trump for Suspicious Packages…

    10/26/2018 1:24:47 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 54 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 10/25/18 | sundance
    No-one yet really knows what the motives are behind mailing packages containing fake pipe-bombs to high-profile members of the Trump ‘resistance‘. Hopefully the FBI will identify the perpetrators quickly. However, given the history of left-wing political activity and their use of fake hate crime as a tool to advance victim politics, the strongest origination likelihood is a person or group connected to left-wing activism. Toward that suspicion there is growing Alinsky-motive visible amid media. CNN is desperate to pin the blame on President Trump. Check out the Alinsky model narrative engineering on display today. It starts out by labeling the...
  • NBC News has totally and purposely changed the point and meaning of my story about General...

    10/14/2018 1:03:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 69 replies
    Twitter ^ | 14 OCT 2018 | Real Donald Trump
    NBC News has totally and purposely changed the point and meaning of my story about General Robert E Lee and General Ulysses Grant. Was actually a shoutout to warrior Grant and the great state in which he was born. As usual, dishonest reporting. Even mainstream media embarrassed!
  • New Yorker Reporter Suggests She Ran With Ramirez Accusation to Show ‘If True … There Was a Pattern’

    10/09/2018 7:19:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    The Free Beacon ^ | 10/9/2018 | : David Rutz
    New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer suggested in a new interview that she and Ronan Farrow reported on Deborah Ramirez's uncorroborated accusation of misconduct by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh out of eagerness to show a "pattern" of such behavior. The veteran journalist told Elle her recollections of the Clarence Thomas hearings, the treatment of Anita Hill by the Senate, and the public informed her judgment regarding Kavanaugh. "So having watched this before, I knew that key issues would be whether the judge had a pattern of similar behavior, since that helps establish who is telling the truth when there is...
  • Nikki Haley: New York Times ‘knew the facts’ about curtains and still released story

    09/20/2018 8:37:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/18 | Megan Keller
    Nikki Haley, President Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, said Thursday that The New York Times knew she had not been involved in the purchase of expensive curtains for her New York residence when it printed a story implying she did. "They knew the facts and they released the story anyway," Haley told Fox News' "The Story." "I hadn't even taken the job when these curtains were picked out," she said. "We told the reporters that these were the facts." The Times issued an editor's note at the top of its piece, which was originally titled "Nikki Haley's View of...
  • Want to help prevent rape? Withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination.

    09/20/2018 8:07:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 106 replies
    Want to help prevent rape? Withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination . If we care about all the sexual assaults that haven’t yet occurred, we must treat attempted rape as disqualifying for a Supreme Court justice. By Sandra Newman Sandra Newman has written widely about sexual assault and is the author of several books, including the forthcoming novel The Heavens. September 20 at 3:19 AM When Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations that Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a party when he was 17, it was no surprise that Republicans were quick to deny it ever happened. What was surprising,...
  • Chuck Todd Can’t See It’s The Media’s Fault Americans Don’t Trust Them

    09/14/2018 8:13:09 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 | Saritha Prabhu
    Chuck Todd’s recent article in The Atlantic was an insult to the intelligence of those of us who are ordinary voters and avid media consumers. He blames conservative media and their stars for the unprecedented distrust and credibility problems mainstream media outlets face. That’s right: he thinks millions of Americans loathe and distrust the national press solely because Fox News, Tucker Carlson, and Sean Hannity regularly—and falsely, in his opinion—tell their viewers about the bias in national media. He is being either clueless or dishonest, and it might be a bit of both. Let me explain some of the many...
  • Washington Post Lies About Trump's Comments on Protesting

    09/05/2018 10:35:25 AM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Front Page ^ | September 5, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Washington Post keeps insisting that President Trump lies all the time. When it's the Bezos/Baron social justice tabloid that can't stop lying. Tump suggests protesting should be illegal — Washington Post - Felicia Somnez President Trump has long derided the mainstream media as the “enemy of the people” and lashed out at NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem. On Tuesday, he took his attacks on free speech one step further, Nope. If I were in the fact checking business, this would be deemed highly misleading to extremely deceptive. The Washington Post is mischaracterizing an exchange from Trump's...
  • Trump volunteer blocks news photographer's camera, is taken off the road

    08/31/2018 12:58:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KRCR-TV ^ | August 31, 2018 | The Associated Press
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The White House Correspondents' Association says a volunteer member of President Donald Trump's advance team who blocked a photojournalist's camera as he tried to take a photo of a protester during a campaign rally in Indiana has been taken off the road. Olivier Knox, the association's president, says Trump's campaign told him the actions were those of an "inexperienced volunteer, who understands that he acted in error." Knox says the campaign "promises that this will not happen again."(continued)
  • Lanny Davis Says He Was A Source For CNN’s Trump Tower Story

    08/27/2018 7:03:03 PM PDT · by McGruff · 44 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 27, 2018 | Steven Perlberg
    Attorney Lanny Davis says he was an anonymous source in a July CNN story that reported his client, Michael Cohen, had privately claimed that President Trump had advance knowledge of the infamous Trump Tower meeting between his son and Russians — contradicting Davis's own words on CNN's air last week. In the story, Cohen was reported to claim he had personally witnessed Donald Trump Jr. informing then-candidate Trump about the June 2016 meeting. Such a claim from Cohen would directly contradict Trump’s statements about his knowledge of the meeting, where Russians were set to offer dirt on Hillary Clinton. CNN’s...