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« Reply #1500 on: February 06, 2015, 06:19:44 PM »

4th post of the day

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/02/06/oh-my-did-nbc-news-manipulate-original-williams-report-to-give-under-fire-impression/
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« Reply #1501 on: February 06, 2015, 08:29:47 PM »

http://pjmedia.com/michaelwalsh/2015/02/06/a-police-shooting-in-denver-how-the-media-frames-the-narrative/
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« Reply #1502 on: February 06, 2015, 10:18:19 PM »

Yes.  The "narrative".   Anyone else fed up with this "s..t"?

The LA Times of course. 
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« Reply #1503 on: February 07, 2015, 01:57:46 AM »

POTB= Pravda on the Beach
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« Reply #1504 on: February 10, 2015, 08:17:16 PM »

Snopes part of misinformation & propaganda machine for Leftists. http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/patientzero.asp CDC admitted disease imported as states data reveals illegal immigrant links http://www.examiner.com/article/cdc-admitted-disease-imported-as-states-data-reveals-illegal-immigrant-links
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« Reply #1505 on: February 11, 2015, 09:54:57 AM »

Good find PC.  Yet true to form Obama blames Americans for it.  Some refused vaccines so it is THEIR fault.

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« Reply #1506 on: February 11, 2015, 06:17:31 PM »



http://hotair.com/archives/2015/02/09/report-nbc-execs-were-warned-a-year-ago-that-williams-was-constantly-inflating-his-biography/
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« Reply #1507 on: February 12, 2015, 10:37:07 AM »

Regarding PCs post another issue is the misinformation from out health care leaders at the CDC, DHHS etc who purposely ignore the fact that these diseases are brought to the US from people from other countries, by focusing on the small minority here who have not gotten their vaccinations.

Political/and personal financial agendas are rampant in health care.
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« Reply #1508 on: February 23, 2015, 12:47:01 PM »

http://www.americasfreedomfighters.com/2015/02/22/goodbye-al-sharpton-getting-the-ax-from-msnbc/
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« Reply #1509 on: February 23, 2015, 09:10:13 PM »

This is getting weirder by the day.  Now he is being sued for discrimination by some Black organization for "looking the other way" when Time Warner and Comcast
allegedly discriminate against Black owned media.   It couldn't be their product doesn't sell.  It is of course because they are black owned.   Of course.  So let me try to get this straight.   We have a street thug shaking down companies to pay him off so he doesn't call them racists.  Yet he himself is a total goes around accusing anything that breathes and is white racist.   Then we have another Black group calling him a discriminator because he doesn't call the companies they claim are discriminating them as racist.

And I would assume because this group now suing him cannot be called racist (his usual offensive move) because they are black.  Are they hiring Black or Jewish lawyers.   cheesy

******Rev. Al Sharpton Being Sued $20 Billion in Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

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Feb 23, 2015
 
Allegedly, Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and president of National Action Network, is being sued $20 billion dollars by the National Association of African-American Owned Media, a California limited liability company; and Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc., a California corporation.

Mediate reports, “Comcast and Time Warner Cable were served with a lawsuit from a group of African-American media owners seeking $20 billion — yes, “billion,” with a “b” — for discriminatory practices, and alleges that Al Sharpton and his organizations received big money to look the other way.”

The Hollywood Reporter writes, “Even though the FCC hasn’t yet ruled on the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, one group has already filed a lawsuit claiming at least $20 billion in damages from the way the two giants allegedly discriminate against black-owned media.”

The Hollywood Reporter also reports that “Sharpton objects that the budget for National Action Network is not even $4 million, and as for his MSNBC show, he believes he has the most successful show in the 6 p.m. hour at MSNBC, that ‘the numbers speak for themselves.’ The lawsuit seems to count Sharpton’s reported $750,000 annual salary at MSNBC as part of the $3.8 million and leverages past criticism of the noted civil rights leader that’s rooted in him allegedly turning an eye and forgoing boycotts and protests on corporations upon receiving monetary contributions to the National Action Network.”

Sources tell The Buzz that perhaps Rev. Al plans to share with the press these looming accusations specifically. His show “Politics Nation” airs every evening at 6pm.

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« Reply #1510 on: February 25, 2015, 06:32:33 PM »

Cause Célèbre, Scorned by Troops

By DAVE PHILIPPSFEB. 24, 2015
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In a photograph provided by Todd Fitzgerald, a specialist, the platoon is seen on patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan, near the site where the shooting took place.

Nearly two dozen soldiers from an Army platoon were on patrol in a dangerous valley in southern Afghanistan when a motorcycle sped toward them, ignoring commands to stop.

As he tells it, First Lt. Clint Lorance, the platoon leader, ordered his men to fire just seconds before the motorcycle bore down on them that July day in 2012. But the Afghans were unarmed, and two died. The next year, Lieutenant Lorance was found guilty at a court-martial of second-degree murder, one of the few times an American soldier has been convicted of a crime for actions in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan. He is serving a 19-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

But the case is far from over. Mr. Lorance, who was dismissed from the Army, has become a cause célèbre for conservative commentators, including Sean Hannity of Fox News, who say the Obama administration punished a soldier for trying to defend his troops. Three Republican House members — Duncan Hunter of California, Matt Salmon of Arizona and Ryan Zinke of Montana — have asked the secretary of the Army to review the case. And more than 124,000 people have signed a petition to the White House demanding a pardon.
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Clint Lorance, an Army platoon leader who was found guilty of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of two Afghan civilians in 2012, in a photograph provided by his mother, Anna Lorance.

“The warfighter doesn’t always have the benefit of time, given lives are always at risk in a war zone,” the lawmakers wrote in their letter, sent in January, saying the case “deserves a high level of attention and scrutiny.”

That chorus of supporters, however, is notable for what it lacks: members of the platoon itself.

Though many members of the platoon have never publicly expressed their views of the case, nine came forward to testify against Mr. Lorance at his trial, and in interviews several have contradicted Mr. Lorance’s account of a split-second decision to protect his troops. The picture those soldiers paint is of a young lieutenant who, during just three days in command, ordered soldiers to fire repeatedly on unarmed Afghans, tried to falsify reports in order to cover up his actions and so alienated and outraged his troops that they refused to follow orders and turned him in.

“War is hard, there is collateral damage. I get that — I’ve got my own stories,” Staff Sgt. Daniel Williams said in an interview. But Sergeant Williams, who was on his third tour in Afghanistan and was a squad leader in the platoon, added, “That’s not what this was; this was straight murder.”

Mr. Lorance’s lawyers have cast doubt on the platoon members’ accounts, noting that the nine soldiers who testified against him were granted immunity. The lawyers also point to newly uncovered evidence suggesting that the men on the motorcycle may have had ties to enemy bomb makers — a detail that was not revealed to the defense before the trial.

“If the entire evidence had been turned over, this case would be decided differently,” said John Maher, Mr. Lorance’s lawyer. He is appealing the conviction and asking the Army to grant clemency.

Mr. Lorance is barred by the Army from speaking to reporters. But he denied any wrongdoing in an August 2014 letter to the general presiding over his court-martial, saying, “My sole purpose during my tenure as a platoon leader was to bring my men home safely.”
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The events of that day continue to haunt many members of the platoon. Some, stalked by anger and regret, say they have trouble sleeping. One cried while talking about how the episode tore apart the platoon. One recently checked into a clinic for post-traumatic stress disorder, saying the calls to free Mr. Lorance had revived disturbing memories.

In 2012, the platoon — part of the Fourth Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment — was based in an outpost overlooking a mud-brick village amid fields of grapes in Kandahar Province.

The region is a Taliban stronghold, and four months into the deployment, four men in the unit were severely wounded, including the original lieutenant. Lieutenant Lorance, a 28-year-old with no combat experience, was sent as a replacement.

Mr. Lorance enlisted in the Army in 2002, became a military police officer and did tours in South Korea as a traffic officer and in Iraq guarding detainees before being commissioned as a lieutenant in 2010.

Anna Lorance, his mother, said he was a thoughtful and generous child growing up in rural Texas. After joining the Army at 18, he sent $250 a month to his grandmother.

“He has always put everything he has into helping and protecting people,” she said.

Soldiers who served with him before Afghanistan described him as a top performer.

He “always expected the right thing to be done and the mission to be complete,” Joshua Campbell, who served with Mr. Lorance in Iraq, said in an email.

But soldiers in Afghanistan said Lieutenant Lorance had arrived at their outpost seemingly set on harsh tactics to subdue local insurgents.

“He looks like the all-American sweetheart when you meet him,” Sergeant Williams said in an interview. “But he was just so aggressive. One of the first things he said to us was, we are going to go in Gestapo-style with night raids, pull people out of houses, make them afraid of us.”

The afternoon he arrived, Lieutenant Lorance ordered one of the team’s sharpshooters to fire into the village from the outpost, with the shots hitting inches from civilians, according to trial records. In one case, he ordered the sharpshooter to toy with a man by firing near his head and both shoulders to box him in.

Lieutenant Lorance then ordered the sharpshooter to aim near children and women in a grape field next to the outpost. The sharpshooter, Specialist Matthew Rush, refused.

“I said, ‘You know, they’re kids,’ ” Specialist Rush testified at the court-martial.

Lieutenant Lorance told the soldiers the next morning that the Army’s rules of engagement, governing when they could use deadly force, had changed and that they were now allowed to fire on any motorcycle they saw. Soldiers testified that they were shocked but did not argue.

At the trial, Army prosecutors showed that the rules had not changed — a fact they suggested Lieutenant Lorance would have known.

(Mr. Fitzgerald at his home in Tennessee. He was an Army specialist standing near Lieutenant Lorance when orders were given to fire on a motorcycle. The former lieutenant is serving a 19-year prison term in the deaths of two Afghan civilians. Credit Joe Buglewicz for The New York Times)

A few minutes into that morning patrol, while walking through a field of grapes, a private named James Skelton spotted a motorcycle in the distance carrying three men and called it out to Lieutenant Lorance.  News media reports based on interviews with Mr. Lorance’s family and lawyers have described the motorcycle “speeding toward the platoon,” giving the lieutenant only seconds to act. But soldiers testified that the bike was about 200 yards away and could not have reached the platoon’s position in the grape fields.

Without asking for more information, Lieutenant Lorance, standing in a low spot where he could not see the motorcycle, told the soldiers to “engage,” soldiers testified.

“Nobody fired initially,” Todd Fitzgerald, a specialist in the platoon who was standing near the lieutenant, said in an interview. “There was no reason to. Then Lorance said, ‘Why isn’t anyone firing yet?’ ”

Private Skelton fired two shots that missed.

The men on the motorcycle stopped, got off and looked around, soldiers testified, trying to figure out what had happened. Lieutenant Lorance radioed a nearby truck that had a machine gun with an order to fire. Sergeant Williams, who watched through a high-powered camera at the outpost, saw two bursts from the gun truck take down the motorcycle driver, then, after a pause, a man with a wispy white beard. A third man fled into the village.

“I got on the radio and was, like, what the hell just happened?” Sergeant Williams said in an interview. “There was no threat from those guys whatsoever.”

Lieutenant Lorance then told the machine-gunner to fire at the motorcycle, but a boy had come to retrieve it, so the gunner refused.

“I wasn’t going to shoot a 12-year-old boy,” the gunner, Private David Shilo, testified.

Soldiers searching the dead men found only a pair of scissors, an identification card, some pens and three cucumbers.

Women and children came out of the village, screaming and crying, soldiers said. Mr. Fitzgerald said in an interview that the lieutenant turned to him and said, “If anyone tries to touch the bodies, shoot them.” Then, as the villagers confronted the platoon members, Mr. Fitzgerald said, Lieutenant Lorance swore at them and said, “Shut up or I’ll kill you, too.”

In the letter seeking clemency, Mr. Lorance acknowledged making “some statements that framed me as someone I am not,” but said those statements were just “an attempt to establish common ground with the battle-hardened troopers of the new platoon.”

Mr. Lorance’s lawyer said his decision was reasonable because there were enemy fighters in the area.

In the village, the lieutenant radioed a false report to commanders that the villagers had carried away the bodies before they could be identified, soldiers said. That day, members of the platoon reported the falsification to the company commander.  In the court-marital, members of the platoon who testified gave a consistent account of Lieutenant Lorance’s actions before and after the killings.

Mr. Lorance did not testify, saying only during the sentencing phase, “I take full responsibility for my actions and the actions of my men.”

Don Snyder, an author in Maine who has interviewed Mr. Lorance in prison and started the petition drive to pardon him, said Mr. Lorance was trying to appear tough for his men and got caught up in his own act.

“It’s a tragedy like something out of Shakespeare,” he said. “He became the bully and the monster he was trying to protect everyone from.”

A spokesman for Mr. Hunter, who was a Marine officer who served three tours in Iraq, said the congressman did not dispute the platoon members’ accounts but believed that, given the confusing nature of combat, Mr. Lorance should be given leniency.

“It might be true Lorance wasn’t the Army’s best soldier,” the spokesman, Joe Kasper, said. But the sentence, he said, “under the circumstances is excessive.”

Members of Mr. Lorance’s former platoon say his actions ripped apart their tight-knit group.

“It tainted our entire service,” Mr. Fitzgerald said. He choked up when he thought of the effect on men from the platoon.

“We gave a lot, sacrificed a lot. To see it destroyed, that was bad enough,” he said. “Every time a new story calling him a hero happens, I don’t sleep. I lay down in my bed and close my eyes and lay there all night until the sun comes up.”
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« Reply #1511 on: February 26, 2015, 08:47:54 PM »


UPDATE: CNN Lied About “Right-Wing” Extremism Threat Greater Than ISIS

    Police State

By: Derrick Broze Feb 26, 2015
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Despite a widely circulated article from CNN, the latest DHS report on extremism does not state that Right-Wing Extremism is more dangerous than ISIS.

Last week we reported on the newly released  intelligence report produced by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigations which called attention to an apparent domestic terror threat from ” right-wing sovereign citizen extremists.”

The report claimed that there have been 24 sovereign citizen attacks in the United States since 2010. According to the report these “extremists” believe they are not bound by the law and will assert their rights on a regular basis when confronted by police. This could be a traffic stop or refusing to obey court orders.

Now Reason.com has obtained the actual report - CNN failed to show a copy of  the report – and it offers stark contrasts from what was originally reported. Despite CNN claiming that the threat from sovereign citizens was greater than ISIS or included “right-wing” extremists, the report does not state that at all. In fact, the entire report does not even use the term “right-wing” or even mention the Islamic State. Statements on the alleged danger of right-wing extremists came from a separate report and quotes from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Not the actual report itself.

Some key points CNN failed to mention include the fact that the majority of individuals who identify as sovereign citizens are nonviolent. Instead the report focuses on  “sovereign citizen extremists,” or SCEs. The report finds that violence from these individuals is at best sporadic and expected to stay “at the same sporadic level” in the coming year. The violence in these cases is rarely planned in advance, the report concluded. This can include plotting a murder or sending threatening letters, however they tend to be traffic stops gone wrong. Twenty-four cases of violence connected to this apparent movement have been documented since 2010. Only 2 of those 24 cases involved SCEs successfully killing anyone. Hardly the growing threat CNN wants you to believe.

As I wrote last week, when governments criminalize innocent actions of free people there will be resistance. When governments propagandize the people to mistrust those who assert their rights, there will be division. Ultimately it is up to each of us to communicate with our neighbors and family members so they understand the difference between those pursuing violence and those attempting to live free. A full list of the incidents from the DHS report appears below.

One last thing to remember as you look at these 24 incidents: At least one of them (Schaeffer Cox) was arrested after being encouraged and essentially entrapped by federal authorities. Knowing the FBI’s history with creating or encouraging terror attacks using confidential informants, it is important to take the information provided by the DHS with a grain of salt.

Click here for an interactive map of the incidents.

• March 2010: Brody James Whitaker shoots at the Florida State Highway Patrol after a traffic stop.

• April 2010: Walter Fitzpatrick plans a “citizens’ arrest” of a Knoxville jury foreman who refused to indict President Barack Obama.

• May 2010: Jerry and Joseph Kane get into a shootout with the police after a traffic stop. They kill two officers and are themselves killed.

• June 2010: A sovereign citizen begins a multi-year series of written and verbal threats against law enforcement officials in Sweetgrass, Montana.

• September 2010: Victor Dwayne White of West Odessa, Texas, shoots and wounds two sheriff’s deputies and a utility worker who came onto his property to access an oil well. A 22-hour standoff ensues.

• January 2011: David Russell Myrland is arrested after threatening to use “deadly force” if necessary to “arrest” the mayor of Kirkland, Washington, and other officials.

• March 2011: Francis Shaeffer Cox conspires with confederates to kill a judge and an IRS officer in Anchorage, Alaska.

• June 2011: A domestic disturbance call brings police to the home of William Foust in Page, Arizona; Foust is shot and killed in the ensuing altercation.

• July 2011: James Tesi of Colleyville, Texas, fires on police after an attempted traffic stop.

• November 2011: A property dispute brings the authorites to Rodney Brossart’s home in Lakota, South Dakota. He threatens to shoot the officers, and a stand-off follows.

• February 2012: Vahe Ohanian visits a California Highway Patrol station and a sheriff’s station in Santa Clarita, California, threatening to “snipe” officers. (*)

• February 2012: Matthew O’Neill pleads guilty to sending an envelope containing white powder to the Colorado Department of Revenue.

• August 2012: In LaPlace, Louisiana, a traffic stop leads to two shootouts with members of a small sovereign-citizen group headed by Terry Lyn Smith, one at the vehicle and the second at a trailer park. Two police officers are killed and three wounded.

• September 2012: Phillip Monroe Ballard attempts to solicit the murder of the judge presiding over his tax trial. • March 2013: Jeffrey Allen Wright of Navarre, Florida, threatens officers with a gun when they try to serve a warrant. He is shot and killed.

• June 2013: In Snellville, Georgia, a man sends police a letter threatening death if they interfere with members of a sovereign-citizen group called the “Embassy of Granville.”

• June 2013: Lewis Pollard points a gun at officers at his Fruita, Colorado, residence. He is shot and killed.

• July 2013: Eric Stanberry Jr. pulls a gun on a security guard outside a Nashville strip club, identifying himself as a “sovereign peace officer.” Police tase him.

• July 2013: An incarcerated sovereign citizen plans to kill a federal agent and a witness.

• July 2013: David John McCormick refuses to let the Coast Guard board his boat. After lunging at one of the crew, he is arrested for assaulting a federal officer.

• August 2013: David Allen Brutsche and Devon Campbell Newman are arrested for allegedly planning to “arrest,” “try,” and “execute” police officers.

• March 2014: Israel Rondon of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, fires at deputies serving a warrant. He is killed.

• June 2014: When deputies try to serve an eviction notice on Earl Carlson Harris of Ashland, Oregon, he threatens them with a rifle and is killed.

• June 2014: On federal land in Nevada County, California, Brent Douglas Cole allegedly fires at employees of the Bureau of Land Management and the California Highway Patrol as they attempt to tow vehicles from Cole’s unsanctioned campground.
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« Reply #1512 on: March 01, 2015, 11:18:28 AM »

The country has 18 trillion debt and the MSM as always turns it around and blames Republicans in Congress for trying to reign in some costs as a "dark cloud".  I don't understand why the Cans are not out in public every second they get debunking this.

http://news.yahoo.com/homeland-security-funding-drama-darkens-u-fiscal-outlook-060358268--business.html
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« Reply #1513 on: March 03, 2015, 09:10:14 AM »

Short video at the link.  Sharyl Attkisson's interviews the guy who found the Gruber Obamacare videos.

A financial adviser who lost his health insurance plan looked into the ACA.  Why couldn't the mainstream media do this research or figure this out before it all hit?

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/03/meet-rich-weinstein.php
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« Reply #1514 on: March 06, 2015, 10:13:39 AM »

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/fox-news-forced-to-backtrack-again-over-bill-oreillys-reporting-claims/
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« Reply #1515 on: March 08, 2015, 06:24:37 AM »

Short video at the link.  Sharyl Attkisson's interviews the guy who found the Gruber Obamacare videos.

A financial adviser who lost his health insurance plan looked into the ACA.  Why couldn't the mainstream media do this research or figure this out before it all hit?

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/03/meet-rich-weinstein.php

Because, like Gruber, they are about manipulating the public for political ends.
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« Reply #1516 on: March 08, 2015, 10:31:02 PM »


http://therightscoop.com/the-new-york-times-crops-out-george-w-bush-from-their-selma-front-page-picture/

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/03/nbc-news-reporter-maria-shriver-lies-about-lack-of-gop-leadership-at-selma/
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« Reply #1517 on: March 09, 2015, 02:42:01 PM »

http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/videos/a-female-muslim-anchor-was-told-to-shut-up-her-reaction-is-priceless-video/   cheesy cheesy cheesy
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« Reply #1518 on: March 13, 2015, 10:19:51 AM »

Along with John Hinderaker of Powerline who has done local radio here, I find Hugh Hewitt to be a conservative on radio who is thoughtful and persuasive without the flame throwing that I think turns centrists and undecideds away from conservative talk and comment.  Lately he has been getting all the best guests, often first, stumping Jeb Bush on naval capabilities and posing very tough questions about Obama to David Axelrod, for examples.

Real Clear Politics entitles their link to the piece today, the "GOP Establishment's Go-To Pundit".

"He is tough but fair, as they say,"
"he's an intellectual's ideologue"
He puts out full transcripts because "you don't want the media to filter for you what [the guest] said."
...named Hewitt as the first conservative figure who will get to ask questions of the candidates.  His selection was widely praised, inside the party and out. ...predicted that Hewitt "is probably the most likely to ask a debate question that knocks a candidate out of the race."

[Reince] Priebus wasn't stingy with his praise. "He's a star on talk radio and a star in the conservative media circles and someone who I think is reasonable but tough," he told me. "And I think he's very well respected no matter where you fit in in our party."

http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/hugh-hewitt-show-republican-pundit-20150313
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« Reply #1519 on: March 14, 2015, 05:48:30 AM »

I like Hewitt, though I can't hear his show where I live now.
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« Reply #1520 on: March 24, 2015, 09:01:13 AM »

Anyone notice a problem with Breitbart's website?  Every time I try to log on I get sudden stops with warnings about spyware.   Seems like the site is sabatagued.
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« Reply #1521 on: April 09, 2015, 10:21:46 AM »

Geraldo just contradicted himself.

On Fox I heard him call himself a "Republican".   I suspected he is saying that to humor the audience but that he is not telling the truth.

On his radio show this AM he stated how he hopes that Hillary "wins".   He ain't no Republican.     You cannot be for Hillary and be Republican.

The two cancel each other out.

I thought he was a straight shooter but I guess not.

 
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« Reply #1522 on: April 09, 2015, 11:32:19 AM »

Geraldo is an egotistical ass.  That is all.
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« Reply #1523 on: April 22, 2015, 01:14:27 PM »

http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/comic/deadwood/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DayByDayCartoon+%28Day+by+Day+Cartoon+by+Chris+Muir%29
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« Reply #1524 on: May 01, 2015, 10:37:20 AM »

http://reverbpress.com/news/fox-news-fake-baltimore-riot-photo/
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« Reply #1525 on: May 03, 2015, 02:16:17 PM »


Note, local Fox affiliates have nothing to do with the Fox News channel. Not that matters to lefty bloggers flecked with spittle as they take part in the two minute hate for any media outlet that doesn't push their narrative.
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« Reply #1526 on: May 03, 2015, 07:49:55 PM »

Nonetheless a shameful moment for that affiliate.
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« Reply #1527 on: May 03, 2015, 08:40:16 PM »

Nonetheless a shameful moment for that affiliate.

Aside from being corrupt, the U.S. Media is also very incompetent. I can tell you this from recent firsthand experience.
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« Reply #1528 on: May 03, 2015, 10:35:20 PM »

No argument there!
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« Reply #1529 on: May 05, 2015, 09:10:18 AM »

http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/comic/deadwood/
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« Reply #1530 on: May 06, 2015, 01:58:18 PM »

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/06/business/media/al-jazeera-network-in-turmoil-is-now-the-news.html?emc=edit_th_20150506&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=49641193
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« Reply #1531 on: May 14, 2015, 10:03:15 AM »

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/356718.php

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« Reply #1532 on: May 14, 2015, 04:30:19 PM »

http://rare.us/story/is-fox-news-playing-hide-rand-paul-with-their-polls-again/
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« Reply #1533 on: May 26, 2015, 10:50:27 AM »

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/rip-over-100-newspapers-dumped-in-year-ads-down-50-circulation-hits-bottom/
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« Reply #1534 on: May 26, 2015, 12:02:48 PM »


Another chapter in the ongoing story of disruptive innovation.  It wasn't that long ago that someone first suggested Craigslist to us for our rental ads.  Besides the cost, we were getting terrible service with advertising at the local monopoly newspaper, having to commit on Wednesday for what we will need on Sunday for example.  Now major city newspapers barely have a classified section.  There is now an awful lot of news, weather, sports, opinion and classifieds that people can get online for free.  Almost everything.  Meanwhile the quality has mostly gone up.  (Just reading this forum would put you ahead of almost any traditional news magazine.)

One has to be careful with sources.  There was a online story over the weekend that water levels dropped 8 feet on Lake Meade with the earthquake.  It turned out the damage was to a sensor.  But the traditional media has always been loaded with errors, deception and bias too, (often pointed out here) so that is nothing new.
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« Reply #1535 on: May 26, 2015, 12:36:19 PM »

The Home of Intellectual Populism Could Use Your Help
By Victor Davis Hanson

I have written for National Review since the third bleak day after September 11, 2001, and have not missed a column since. I live and work on the West Coast, but the editors and writers at NR in New York over the years have seemed like a family, with long traditions back to, and reverence for, William F. Buckley's original vision of a conservative voice in the wilderness of growing liberal chaos.

In the 21st century there are now all sorts of conservative media in a way undreamed of when Buckley created National Review. But few have such deep roots as NR and welcome such diverse views. In over 13 years, I have never had a column spiked, though often on issues such as war, peace, immigration, or the particular Republican nominees vying for the presidency my views were not necessarily those of either the editorial staff or fellow conservative writers. In other words, a wide conservative spectrum - paleo-conservatives, neo-conservatives, tea-party enthusiasts, the deeply religious and the agnostic, both libertarians and social conservatives, free-marketeers and the more protectionist - characterizes National Review. The common requisite is that they present their views as a critique of prevailing liberal orthodoxy but do so analytically and with decency and respect.

I support National Review because it is a professional and humane organization that tirelessly makes the case that what is called liberalism is not liberal and that what we are told is progressivism progresses nowhere but to serfdom. And that collective and state-run empathy for the poor and dispossessed is not a Great Society, which depresses individual initiative and makes us all collectively poorer, but rather is best expressed as allowing the citizen of a free society to prosper on his own initiative, and thereby enrich the entire commonwealth.

In the 21st century, National Review has opened new pathways of reaching younger professionals and students, with an Institute, symposia, and lecture series. Its cruises are unique - natural meeting places for some of the greatest Americans one can find, from all walks of life, who share a common worry that wherever liberal engineers think they are driving America, all sorts of people simply do not wish to go - and won't! Intellectual populism is a National Review cruise and get-together.

Let us all support National Review, each according to his or her station, as the country reawakens from its six-year slumber. And as it rediscovers what has been lost, National Review will be there each day to help us rebuild.

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« Reply #1536 on: May 28, 2015, 09:47:53 PM »

Erdogan vs. the New York Times, and Democracy
by Abigail R. Esman
Special to IPT News
May 28, 2015
http://www.investigativeproject.org/4861/erdogan-vs-the-new-york-times-and-democracy
 
 For 13 years, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has worked to impose his Islamist vision on Turkey's proud secular democracy, reshaping the country into a neo-Ottoman republic. His success can be credited in no small measure to his manipulation and intimidation of the press, and the occasional censorship of social media and the Internet overall. Now, in a gesture that betrays either Islamist imperialism, sheer ignorance of Western democracy, or both, Turkey's president and former prime minister is expanding his reach, raising his fist – and, he hopes, his influence – at the West, using the New York Times as his target.

Infuriated by a "shameless" May 23 Times editorial that called him "increasingly hostile to truth-telling" and accused him of "brute manipulation of the political process" in the upcoming June 7 elections, Erdogan accused the paper of "overstepping the limits of freedom" and "meddling in Turkish politics." Speaking in Istanbul on Monday, the Turkish leader called on the Times to "know its place," and alleged that if the paper were to criticize U.S. leaders, those leaders "would immediately do what is necessary" – an ominous suggestion that spotlights his own way of dealing with journalists who say things he doesn't like: he puts them in prison, often on charges of "terrorism." In 2013, the Committee to Protect Journalists cited Turkey as the leading imprisoner of journalists for the second year in a row. The release of eight of those journalists in 2014 put the country in second place, but signs are strong that 2015 will see the country take the lead again.

Indeed, only days after his rant against the Times, Erdogan took revenge on former Times reporter Stephen Kinzer, revoking his promise to grant him "honorary citizenship" and instead calling him "an enemy of our government and of our country." That change of heart appears to have come when someone on the president's staff uncovered a Jan. 4 article Kinzer penned for the Boston Globe, in which he observed, "Once seen as a skilled modernizer, [Erdoğan] now sits in a 1,000-room palace denouncing the European Union, decreeing the arrest of journalists, and ranting against short skirts and birth control."

This is hardly the first time Erdogan has wrestled with the "Gray Lady." In 2014, the then-prime minister refuted the Times' report that Turkey had allowed weapons to flow into Syria to aid ISIS. Turkey, he insisted, "is against terrorism of all kinds, indiscriminately." It was an ironic statement at best, coming from a man with Muslim Brotherhood sympathies who is also the leader of a country that allegedly serves as a Hamas headquarters. It is also worth noting that while Erdogan called Kinzer an "enemy of the government," he openly welcomed members of the Brotherhood expelled from Egypt after the fall of Mohamed Morsi.

But it wasn't just the article Erdogan found problematic, he also criticized the Times' use of a photograph of him exiting a mosque, claiming it suggested that he and the mosque were responsible for recruiting jihadists for ISIS. The paper subsequently apologized for the image, saying it was "published in error." That led Erdogan to crow locally that he had triumphed over the Times – and so, he meant to suggest, over America. Similarly, in the aftermath of the latest Times conflict, he warned that the Times no longer rules Turkey: "They are used to ruling the other side of the world from 10,000-15,000 kilometers' distance," he declared. "But there is no such Turkey. There is no more old Turkey. There is a new Turkey."

It was a typical Erdogan gesture: he often seeks that kind of triumph – not only over America, but over the entire world. He has famously stated that Muslims, not Columbus, discovered America, a position he defended with the assertions that "as the president of my country, I cannot accept that our civilization is inferior to other civilizations," and that "Western sources shouldn't be believed as if they are sacred texts."

At speeches in Europe, he has exhorted Turkish-Europeans to resist assimilation. "Assimilation is a crime against humanity," he told an international audience of 20,000 who attended his 2008 speech in Cologne, Germany. And in 2013, in a highly controversial move, he demanded that the Dutch government place Turkish-Dutch foster children only in Muslim homes – despite the fact that there are few Muslim families offering to house foster children.

More recently, the Islamist party he founded in 2001, the Justice Development Party (AKP), went so far as to proclaim that "God is on our side" in the upcoming parliamentary elections – a statement that in itself defies the deepest principles of a secular, democratic republic. It is a position also in keeping with Erdogan's neo-Ottoman agenda, which to date has included the institution of mandatory religion classes and lessons in Arabic-Ottoman script in all Turkish schools. (Kemal Ataturk banned Ottoman script with the founding of the Turkish Republic, replacing it with a Latin alphabet aimed at Westernizing Turkey, turning it away from its Islamic and Arab history.)

Much about Erdogan's vision, in fact, can be read into this reinstatement of Ottoman Turkish; as the Washington Post observed, his opponents have taken the move "as a sign of the creeping Islamization of Turkey's resolutely secular society that has taken place under Erdogan's watch. Bans on headscarves and veils have been lifted by Erdogan. The number of students studying in state-run religious seminaries has grown from 63,000 in 2002, when Erdogan first came to power, to nearly 1 million today – a statistic the Turkish president celebrates." Not for nothing did Erdogan promise early in his administration to build "a new religious youth."

From all of this emerges a confused, somewhat bizarre understanding of the role of the written word, be it in journalism or religious text, and a confusion between the two. It is forbidden to criticize Mohammed, for instance, but it is equally forbidden, evidently, to criticize Turkey's president (as it is the leaders of most, if not all, Muslim countries).

Indeed, a 16-year-old schoolboy was arrested last December on charges of insulting the president over comments defending secularism and alleging government corruption. In an Islamist society – that of political Islam – there is no distinction between Islam and the state: to criticize one is tantamount to criticizing the other.

In the same way, Erdogan's aim of creating a "new Turkey" that restores the Ottoman Empire and is more powerful than America or Europe, is akin to the ideal of a world Caliphate – a world under Islam. Already it is plain that, as he gradually erodes the legacy of a secular Turkey, increasingly he paves the way for the sharia state he has reportedly advocated in the past. What he may not realize is that the harder he tries to silence these truths, the clearer he makes them.

Abigail R. Esman, the author, most recently, of Radical State: How Jihad Is Winning Over Democracy in the West (Praeger, 2010), is a freelance writer based in New York and the Netherlands.
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« Reply #1537 on: May 30, 2015, 03:44:30 PM »

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/05/29/religious-hypocrisy-media-watchdog-slams-new-york-times-for-publishing-this-offensive-image/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Firewire&utm_campaign=Firewire%20-%20HORIZON%205-30-15%20FINAL
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« Reply #1538 on: June 04, 2015, 07:28:33 PM »

http://thefederalist.com/2015/06/04/media-matters-exec-editor-for-the-nation-have-no-clue-who-marcus-luttrell-is/

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« Reply #1539 on: June 07, 2015, 12:17:08 PM »

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/06/new_york_times_ignored_15_unpaid_tickets_of_obama_in_2007.html

Strange, it is as if there is some sort of agenda at play...
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« Reply #1540 on: June 07, 2015, 02:09:39 PM »


Yes, strange all the way around.  Was there any possibility they could do this investigation and then NOT print it when it turns out they uncovered NOTHING?  There used to be an unwritten rule about not going after the spouses and family - at least until they become politically involved.  This non-story is about Mrs. Rubio.  4 tickets in 20 years for the candidate is nothing.  It means he is driving himself around and trying to get himself to a lot of things.  Legal authorities would look more at how many tickets in the last 6 or 12 months, not 2 decades.

One analyst called the NYT story a parody.  Hard to distinguish the Times from the Onion.

This story actually helps Rubio.  Getting all these things out there now so that they don't come out later as a surprise is a good thing for the campaign.  Same with the story about his friend having troubles.

The analogy to the Obama non-coverage is made worse by the fact that Obama had no intention of ever paying his tickets, even to become a US Senator, until he decided to run for President.  Who could have seen that level of arrogance and privilege coming?  And they still don't cover it.

Does the Times have an agenda, or a double standard?  'ya thin?  Do they hold themselves to any sort of journalistic standard for consistency?  Not in the least.  Now we wait and see if Martha and Candy step in with outrage, defending the integrity of their profession, lol.

You would think the so-called professional journalists would try to put out a high quality work product - a notch above what they call the bloggers in pajamas.   But they don't.
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« Reply #1541 on: June 11, 2015, 11:46:57 PM »

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2015/06/did-npr-host-diane-rehm-just-make.html
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