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Jan 25 11:34

Banned by Facebook for Telling the Truth

Once, the newspapers competed, leaders had differing views, the pundits argued, the parties called for various actions. They vied for our pennies and votes and tried to convince us. Not any more. Now they know better what’s good for us. They do not care about circulation, they do not have to sell newspapers, for the advertisements are paid for by the rich, anyway. Once, minorities had been excluded from discussion; now, it is majority that is banned.

There is not a single newspaper in the US that supports the views of the US President. Nobody defended him when he was accused, brazenly, in-your-face, of being a Russian agent. Nobody supported him when he called to bring the troops home from Syria. Nobody came to his aid when he mulled parting with NATO. There are tens of millions of men and women who voted for him, but he has only his Twitter account at his disposal.

Jan 25 11:26

SNOPES, FACT-CHECKER FOR FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE, BOTCHES NATHAN PHILLIPS FACT CHECK

Snopes’s fact-check incorrectly labeled it “unproven” that Phillips had falsely claimed to be a Vietnam veteran. Snopes declined to change its misleading ruling despite definitive video evidence of Phillips doing exactly that.

Both Facebook and Google give Snopes preferential treatment on their platforms, though Snopes has struggled with accuracy in the past

Google placed Snopes’s misleading fact-check at the top of their search results about Phillips’s Vietnam claims.

Jan 25 11:24

TUCKER SLAMS NBC FOR ‘SOFTEST INTERVIEW’ OF NATHAN PHILLIPS

Tucker Carlson called out Savannah Guthrie on his show Thursday night for giving what he described as the “softest interview” to Nathan Phillips, the Native American man who was involved in a confrontation with students from Covington Catholic High School last week.

While many immediately assigned blame to the students, it later became clear when more video surfaced that they did not initiate the confrontation.

Jan 25 10:01

Facebook Slides After Report Claims 50% Of Its Users Are Fake

As bad as things have been for Facebook since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke one year ago, one team of researchers, led by a former peer of Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard who created one of the original Facebook prototypes, thinks the reality of the company's circumstances is even more dire than investors realize.

In a report published Thursday by PlainSite, an independent research shop led by Aaron Greenspan, analysts calculated that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been regularly lying to investors and the public about the company's user metrics, and that the company could be overestimating the number of users by as much as 50%.

The team detailed their findings in a 70-page report published on their website.

Jan 25 09:52

BRITTANY FERRIES ACCUSE BBC OF ‘NONSENSE’ SCAREMONGERING

Brittany Ferries have moved to slap down Remainer scaremongering about international travel beyond March, and reassure passenmgers. The iconic ferry company accused the BBC of peddling “nonsense” and reassured potential passengers that they can book beyond March.

“The company would like to make clear that passengers can book crossings to France and Spain, and sail-and-stay holidays as normal. There is absolutely no truth in speculation that passengers are being advised not to book because all space has been allocated to freight.

The reality is that Brittany Ferries has added 19 crossings on three of its nine routes leaving the UK. The additional sailings create more space for freight, as requested by the DfT. As a consequence, there is now more choice for passengers rather than less.”

Jan 25 09:51

More Verified Hate

A day off from school in January should be a happy occasion. Students pray for snow days. But Covington Catholic in Kentucky was closed on Tuesday, January 22, for a different reason: threats of violence.

Young white men from Covington Catholic High School were in Washington, D.C., a few days earlier for the March for Life—an anti-abortion rally that attracted hundreds of thousands of people, mostly whites. The mainstream media generally reports very lightly on the event.

However, when an American Indian activist named Nathan Phillips confronted the students from Covington, many reporters saw their big chance. They were incensed that several students were wearing red MAGA hats.

Thus, a petty encounter took on major cultural importance; journalist Jessica Valenti believed a photograph of the incident would be “historic.” For the corporate media, this was a chance to smear pro-lifers, Christians, and Trump supporters as racists.

Jan 25 09:32

Trust ‘scientists’? Really?

Does anyone remember when we trusted “scientists”? We might not have understood them, but we understood their goals and purpose and saw both as noble at least in intent.

And now? As a group, they include too many politicized, lying fools. Part of the great “control the people” scheme — the one that is trying to re-establish a ruling class that died along with serfdom and great landed estates.

This morning, CNN (yes, I know, “boo,” “hiss”) had this glaring headline: “The world is two minutes from doom.”

Jan 25 09:31

FAKE NEWS: CNN Hack Says “Gut Instinct” Told Him to Drive to Roger Stone’s House and Film His Pre-Dawn Arrest

There was no Russian collusion.

But there is collusion between the Deep State Mueller investigators and Democrat politicians and anti-Trump news outlets.
The entire predawn raid of Roger Stone’s home was captured by the anti-Trump channel CNN.
CNN reporter David Shortell told CNN hosts he had an intuition to get to Roger Stone’s house and set up his camera crew before the pre-dawn raid.

What a lie.
Shortell just happened to have his camera’s set up before the FBI arrived to arrest Stone?
Please!

Jan 25 09:30

Investigative Journalist Cardillo: ONLY CNN was Tipped Off on Stone Pre-Dawn Raid — Local Channels Had NO IDEA of Friday Raid

The entire predawn raid of Roger Stone’s home was captured by the anti-Trump channel CNN.

CNN reporter David Shortell told CNN hosts he had an intuition to get to Roger Stone’s house and set up his camera crew before the pre-dawn raid.

Jan 24 18:54

Terence McKenna Explains Why Television is the Most Dangerous Addictive Drug in Society

Here, McKenna expounds on the idea that television is a drug that is having negative consequences on individuals and on society at large.

Jan 24 17:00

BEX ALERT - Hitler-owned book hints at Nazi plans for North America

A book once owned by Adolf Hitler provides a chilling look at what may have been his interest in extending the "Final Solution" to North America.

The book was written by a Nazi researcher who spent time in the US before the outbreak of World War Two.

It has been acquired by the Library and Archives of Canada, and was once owned by a Holocaust survivor.

The Final Solution was a code name for the Nazi's goal of committing genocide against the Jewish people.

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Yep, Israel is about to uncork on Lebanon and Palestine!

Jan 24 16:49

US Has Its Gunsights On Venezuela – OpEd

On January 10—Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for his second term as president of Venezuela. “I tell the people,” Maduro said, “this presidential sash is yours. The power of this sash is yours. It does not belong to the oligarchy or to imperialism. It belongs to the sovereign people of Venezuela.”

These two terms—oligarchy and imperialism—define the problems faced by Maduro’s new government.

Pressure on Venezuela has been intense. U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for the overthrow of the Bolivarian government, led by Maduro. Sanctions have been ratcheted up. Economic warfare has become normal. Threats of a military invasion are in the air.

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There are a number of US military bases in South America from which the
US may stage an attack against Venezuela at any moment.

Here are the number of US bases in the country of Columbia, garnered from a document formerly on the net but has been pulled: "The Plan for Seven New Bases: The new agreement was finalized on October 30, 2009 and will allow the US military the use of 7 existing bases in Colombia. These Bases include 2 naval bases: Cartagena and Tolemaida, 3 air force bases: Malambo, Palanquero, and Apiay and 2 army bases: Larandia and Tolemaida. Although I was not able to identify where these bases are on a map, my best bet is that at least one of these cities is very close to Venezuela.

Number of US bases in Columbia These Bases include 2 naval bases: Cartagena and Tolemaida, 3 air force ... Colombia receives the most foreign aid from the US of any country in the ... Additionally, Paraguay rejected a plan to bring 500 US troops into their borders. ... The well publicized speeches of Hugo Chavez of Venezuela are only part of the story.

Jan 24 14:23

America’s major media outlets are now making up EVERYTHING they report… four huge media hoaxes blow up in their faces

Even as they whine and moan about being called fake news, fake news outlets like CNN, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, NBC News, and The New York Times have all been repeatedly caught completely making up stories that never actually happened, and peddling them to readers and viewers as fact.

Jan 24 13:20

Why Your Enemy Is The Media—MEDIA—ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE.

CONSERVATIVES ALREADY KNOW liberal media is an enemy of the people. We recognize leftist, mass communication interconnections as a runaway propaganda monster. It has no boundaries, no limits, no love, and no honor.

HOWARD BEAL, in the movie NETWORK, 1976:

You’re beginning to believe the illusions we’re spinning here, you’re beginning to believe that the tube is reality and your own lives are unreal. You do. Why, whatever the tube tells you: you dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube, you even think like the tube. This is mass madness, you maniacs.

In God’s name, you people are the real thing,

WE are the illusion.

The socialist, mass-communications juggernaut hates America—it hates capitalism, Trump, and conservatives.

Jan 24 12:39

No need to install: Microsoft has controversial fake news filter NewsGuard built into mobile browser

Corporate and neocon-backed startup NewsGuard is one step closer to its vision of bringing its “unreliable” news rater to every screen after Microsoft makes it an integral part of its Edge mobile browser.

Rather than having to download an app as before, Edge users on Android and Apple devices can now just click one button to enable its “green-red rating signal if a website is trying to get it right or instead has a hidden agenda or knowingly publishes falsehoods or propaganda.”

Among the green-rated websites: Voice of America, CNN, Buzzfeed, the Guardian, New York Times and the Washington Post, as well as left-leaning upstarts such as Vice News and Refinery 29. Ones that are given the red warning label of “failing to maintain basic standards of accuracy and accountability”: RT and Sputnik (obviously enough) and the right-wing Daily Mail, Breitbart and the Drudge Report, in addition to hundreds of other non-mainstream news websites such as Wikileaks.

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Good reason to go Linux.

Jan 24 12:15

How did they let this one go? .... "A literal PhD in Romantic Comedies "

Laid off media twat touts her credentials in hunt for next job

Jan 24 11:57

Scott Adams Talks about the Sotu, Venezuela, North Korea, and Coffee.

Dems have destroyed the positive symbol of MAGA hats
Dems have successfully vilified the hat as a racist symbol
Wearing the hat invites physical or verbal harassment
President Trump waiting till shutdown is over for SOTU
Taking the high ground
Is he clearing his schedule, something big coming?
Venezuela meltdown and the possibility of American military
Venezuelan government is Pro-Iran, Pro-Cuban
Putin has assets in Venezuela

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1088451838733512706

Jan 24 11:45

MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS LITERALLY MAKING PEOPLE SICK

I do not for one second doubt that Americans are feeling more stressed and suffering more health-degrading symptoms as a result than they were prior to Trump’s election. But Pacific Standard and its “growing body of research” ignore the most obvious and significant culprit behind this phenomenon which is tearing people’s health to shreds: the mass media which has been deliberately fanning the flames of Trump panic.

The always excellent Moon of Alabama blog has just published a sarcasm-laden piece documenting the many, many aggressive maneuvers that this administration has made against the interests of Russia, from pushing for more NATO funding to undermining Russia’s natural gas interests to bombing Syria to sanctioning Russian oligarchs to dangerous military posturing.

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What is infinitely more grating, from where I sit, is not the "Trump Panic Syndrome", but the "Trump Reality Syndrome", which includes things he had promised on the campaign trail which he has not done... and things President Trump has done, in these first two years of his Presidency.

1. The massive disparity between the monied and the desperate keeps growing exponentially. There are little victories, of smaller companies moving back to the US (probably with some rich state/town perks and benefits for having done so.) But the consistent off-shoring, out-sourcing of American jobs continues apace. There is an epidemic of homelessness in this country which is unprecedented.

Remember the stunning scenario which inspired Victor Hugo to create his "Les Miserables"?!? In 1845, on the streets of Paris, he observed the same incident that triggers the novel's action. On a sunny but cold day, he saw an impoverished man being arrested for stealing a loaf of bread. As the man stood on the street, an ornate carriage pulled up beside him. Inside there was a dazzlingly beautiful woman dressed in velvet, playing with a child hidden under ribbons, embroidery and furs. The impoverished man stared at the woman in the carriage, but she was totally unaware of him. Hugo wrote that he saw this man as, "The spectre of misery, the ghostly forewarning in full light of day, in the sunshine, of the revolution still plunged in the shadows of darkness, but emerging from them. The moment he became aware of her existence, while she remained unaware of his, a catastrophe was inevitable."

Folks, we're there, right now; history may not necessarily repeat, but occasionally it rhymes. And let me say, for the record; as a Christian pacifist activist, I abhor violence,and would never advocate its use.

And those great pronouncements about the employment in this country, are running so low; this is a marvelous subterfuge, and a neat "hat trick", courtesy of the Department of Labor Statistics.

You see, people who are unemployed for more than 4 weeks, are deliberately purged from the figures as not interested in working, almost as though they had never existed at all.

If the US unemployment rate included everyone who says they want a job, it would be nearly double

2. President Trump withdrew the US from the P5+1 deal, even though the IAEA continues to state that the Iranians are currently keeping their end of the deal. I cannot begin to articulate just how completely insane, and counter productive this was. There are many things about which I rightly criticized the Obama Administration, but this was not of them. And the consequences?!?

Remember: demonization, plus Sanctions, create the American Preludes to War.

We are on the doorstep of such a war against Iran, because Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu, keeps advocating it, calling Iran "the existential enemy" of Israel. We are plunged into our "2 minutes of hate against Iran", ad nauseum, by the corporate presstitutes. So, let's see, what could possibly go wrong here?!?

Emboldened by one of his BFFs in the Middle East, President Trump, Israel has been making bombing runs into Syria to destroy alleged Iranian placements of personnel, and equipment in that country. Netanyahu: we will not stop fighting Iran as long as I lead Needless to say, Iran is not amused with these actions, and Russia, who has been assisting the Syrian government in getting rid of US backed, equipped, and funded jihadis in Syria, has told Israel in no uncertain terms, to back off. As of yesterday, Russia blasted Netanyahu with the following demand: Israel's airstrikes against Syria must stop. We also see the following headline: World War III: Iran, Syria, Russia and Israel

I do hope our President understands the following: Tel Aviv thoroughly expects the costs of such a war to be borne in American blood and money; not Israeli. Should such a war begin, expect Russia (and perhaps China) to come into the fray on Iran's side.

3. And speaking of war, let's remember the Saudi war against Yemen, where the American government and military are complicit in Saudi war crimes. Why Are U.S. Bombs Killing Civilians in Yemen?

The reason is simple: The Saudis love to buy American bombs to continue to create a genocide in Yemen.Saudi Arabia is the top buyer of US weapons" President Trump has, by default, and his sign-off on all these deals, has given him yet another title: The American Merchant of Death in Chief.

Please think about that for a minute. Did you ever think, when you were a kid, about how you would feel, understanding you would be a citizen of a US government which would be complicit in war crimes?!?

3. The illegal immigration solutions President Trump promised the American people, have gone down in flames.

4. Us sanctions around the globe in places like Russia, China, and Venezuela, are pushing other countries further away from the US, both in relationships, and finding creative ways to ditch the dollar, and come to other understandings about how finance can be conducted.

5. I notice the corporate presstitutes are continually spewing out their vile codswallop against countries which have done nothing to the US, to further the governments'agendas which, at this time, seem to be all-out war-centric. The two countries which come to mind, are Iran, and Russia.

The US government accuses Russia of having "annexed Crimea", which never, in reality, did happen; After the 2014 Putsch in Ukraine, Crimea did two things; in a fair and peaceful referendum, the Crimean government asked the people of Crimea, if they wanted to stay in Ukraine, or petition the Russian Federation for membership. The Crimean people voted overwhelmingly to petition the Russian Federation for a membership, and the Russian Federation accepted this. And please remember: in an interview with CNN, President Obama confessed to have brokered a deal for "regime change" in Ukraine. In a CNN interview, President Obama Confesses that the US brokered a deal for" Regime change" in Ukraine, January, 2015

6. The US has left a ton of military footprints around the world. the list is breathlessly long, and may contain country names you haven't thought about since High School Geography, or may have been recently created

These are the true issues of "The Trump Reality Syndrome".

Please understand that I am just as angry about these issues as many of you are, but realize that I need to channel my anger into logic, research, and coming up with alternate ways in which this country could get what it wants, geopolitically, without resorting to war.

Because right now, war - and the monied who become enriched through war and military conflicts around the world - are winning, and I am singularly depressed about this.

Jan 24 10:56

Lawyer Threatens to Sue New York Times On Behalf of Covington Catholic Kids

Attorney Robert Barnes, who is representing students involved in the Covington Catholic media smear, has offered up his services for free to sue the New York Times for “obvious libel.”

Barnes’s fiery response to Times reporter Maggie Haberman should serve as a serious concern to the many journalists and media entities who rushed to judgment on the Covington kids.

The lawyer initially responded to Haberman on social media after she suggested that several of the boys in the video purportedly acting in a ‘racist’ manner should be expelled.

Jan 24 10:48

The Times of Israel’s Flawed Attack on the NY Times’ MLK and Palestinian Rights

Michelle Alexander, a now-famous scholar for her work on race relations and her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, wrote a New York Times op-ed titled “Time to Break the Silence on Palestine,” calling for public discourse on how Israel oppresses Palestinians. A significant part of her column analyzed how Martin Luther King would not have stayed silent on the current state of affairs.

Jan 24 10:24

US Releases American Journalist After 10 Days Detention Without Charges

Ten days ago, US citizen Marzieh Hashemi was arrested at the St. Louis Lambert Airport, and transferred into FBI custody. On Wednesday, she was finally released, having never been charged with a crime.

Hashemi is a journalist and an anchor for Iran’s PressTV, and her arrest was the subject of mounting international scrutiny, though the US government had refused virtually all comment. Officially she was kept in prison as a “material witness.”

Hashemi and her family issued a statement following her release, saying she retains “serious grievances” about her treatment in the US prison system, during which her hijab was forcibly removed, and she was denied food in keeping with her religious requirements. She has promised to continue protests to prevent the US from imprisoning people without charges like this ever again.

Jan 24 10:20

New Video Surfaces of Liar Nathan Phillips ONCE AGAIN Claiming to Be a ‘Vietnam Vet’ — NOT a ‘Vietnam Times’ Vet

After it was proven that Native American far-left activist Nathan Phillips lied about being a Vietnam veteran, the media came to his aid stealth editing articles and claiming that he has only claimed to be a “Vietnam-time veteran” — but a new video has surfaced of him once again making the false claim.

Jan 24 09:28

‘Putin – tsar of disinfo’: French TV teaches children about ‘Russian fake news’

A France 4 game show for teenagers has tried to take on the elusive – yet fearsome – Russian “fake news,” teaching children that all the media in Russia is either suppressed or controlled directly by Vladimir Putin.

The show, dubbed Escape News, was launched last year as an escape room-type game for teenagers. The program has quite a sounding motto – ‘Avoid the traps of the info’ – yet the way it does so, unfortunately, appears to be quite questionable.

The recent issue of the show was dubbed ‘Vladimir Putin – the tsar of disinfo?’ and focused on the president personally, as well as on Russia in general – including RT. Despite the proclaimed goal of the show, the whole issue was borderline fake news itself.

Jan 24 09:07

Here Are 50 Major Russia Hoax Stories That Had to Be Retracted Since 2016

Are we now over 50 major news stories that have had to be reracted or seriously corrected, all in the same direction, wrt Russia since 2016?

Jan 24 09:06

UK Media Silence On Yellow Vests? Deceased German Journalist’s Work Has Answers

Two days ago, we could not confirm a widely shared claim the British press had gotten a D-Notice ordering a clamp on any coverage of the Yellow Vest movement in France. But what there is no doubt of, is the prevalence of such D-Notice orders – media gag orders which prohibit or greatly direct the coverage of certain matters of public interest, normally covered by ‘free’ media, but in fact we find something rather ominous and indeed subversive to the work of independent media.

Jan 24 08:55

BuzzFeed To Oust Hundreds In Search For A Working Business Model

The viral news site BuzzFeed is expected to cut around 15 percent of its workforce next week as it tries to cut costs and reorganize the company, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The website will cut around 250 jobs while restructuring its business model to focus on more profitable areas such as content licensing and e-commerce. The company also hopes to build a model that is sustainable without having to rely on fundraising, people familiar with the situation told WSJ.

Jan 24 08:51

"I Forgive Him": Nathan Phillips Says Covington Students Need "Sensitivity Training" After "Coached, Insincere" Interview

Even if the full-length video showing Native American activist Nathan Phillips and a hate group known as the Black Hebrew Israelites blatantly confronting and harassing the Nick Sandmann and his fellow students from Covington High School during last week's March for Life played on a 24-hour loop on every cable news channel in the country, NBC News would probably still insist that Sandmann was somehow at fault, and that Phillips, who has since been exposed for lying about his service in Vietnam, was the victim of racially motivated harassment.

And so it is that during a segment on Thursday's Today Show, the network once again lent a microphone to Philips, who used his time to scold Sandmann and his fellow Covington Catholic students while insisting that they undergo "some kind of sensitivity training." Phillips added that, though their behavior "upset" him, he would like to "forgive" Sandmann and his peers.

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Chief Running Mouth is still pushing the agenda!

Jan 24 07:14

The Shocking Anatomy of an Internet Witch Hunt

The shocking internet witch hunt of the boys from Covington Catholic shows us how dark and horrible humanity can be...and how intent people are on being right even when they've been proven wrong.

Jan 23 17:59

Gov Bevin: Media Rushed to Judge MAGA Teens Because Of Their 'Color, Gender, Faith, Where They Lived...'

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin delivered an impassioned defense of the students of Covington Catholic High School Wednesday on Tucker Carlson Tonight and slammed the media and left for their "incredible amount of bigotry."

Jan 23 16:00

Daily Mail demands browser warning U-turn

The Daily Mail is calling for a web browser alert that criticises its journalism to be changed.

The NewsGuard plug-in currently brings up a warning that says the newspaper's website "generally fails to maintain basic standards of accuracy and accountability".

It has given this advice since August.

But the matter came to prominence last week, after Microsoft updated its Edge browser app for Android and iOS devices and built in NewsGuard.

This prompted several other media outlets to report the story.

"We have only very recently become aware of the NewsGuard start-up and are in discussions with them to have this egregiously erroneous classification resolved as soon as possible," said a spokesman for Mail Online.

Jan 23 14:41

NYT Columnist Calls Tulsi Gabbard ‘Assad Toady,’ Can’t Define or Spell Term

During an interview with Joe Rogan earlier this week, New York Times columnist Bari Weiss called Hawaii representative and prospective Democratic Party presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard an “Assad toady.” But when challenged on it, Weiss couldn’t define the term or even spell it, much less substantiate the accusation itself.

Weiss, an opinion columnist for the New York Times, went on the radio show The Joe Rogan Experience on Monday to discuss current events, but things got embarrassing when she went in on Gabbard, a progressive Democrat whose foreign policy positions have turned more than a few heads.

Jan 23 14:34

Mass shooting deaths in 2018 killed 68 Americans and the mass media freaked out; ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS murdered 2,000 people – MSM silent

It’s astonishing how at least 200 million Americans have no clue what’s really going on in this country regarding deaths caused by illegal immigrants, prescription medications, vaccines, hospital superbugs (think MRSA), chemotherapy, and hospital surgery errors. That’s because the mainstream media, a.k.a. MSM, purposely fails to report any of it.

Jan 23 13:37

MSM Begs For Trust (Ha Ha)

The mainstream media absolutely is the enemy of the people; just because Trump says it doesn’t mean it’s not true. The only reason people don’t rise up and use the power of their numbers to force the much-needed changes that need to happen in our world is because they are being propagandized to accept the status quo day in and day out by the mass media’s endless cultural engineering project. They are the reason why wars go unopposed, why third parties never gain traction, why people consent to money hemorrhaging upward to the wealthiest of the wealthy while everyone else struggles to survive. The sooner people wake up from the perverse narrative matrix of the plutocratic media, the better.

Jan 23 13:18

Democrats Vote To Not Pay Federal Workers And Media Hides It

If you needed more proof that Democrats are responsible for the government shutdown this is it. Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw reported

Jan 23 11:18

Trey Gowdy weighs in on MAGA teen video debate

Jan 23 11:17

Tucker: Media rush to make judgments about teenagers

Jan 23 11:14

BuzzFeed CEO Spoofed Prominent Gun Rights Activist To Spread Disinformation

Long before BuzzFeed was publishing unverified dossiers and anti-Trump claims refuted by Robert Mueller, founder and CEO Jonah Peretti created a fake website and email address in the name of prominent gun rights advocate John Lott in order to spread disinformation.

Peretti, then-director at Brooklyn-based technology nonprofit Eyebeam, used Lott's name in 2003 to trick people into thinking that Lott had changed his mind on a key piece of gun-rights legislation that protected gun makers from abusive lawsuits designed to put them out of business.

I was already relatively well-known in 2003 to those who care about the gun control debate because of my book “More Guns, Less Crime.” Peretti sent emails under my name to convince people that I had changed my mind and come out against the Act. The emails then urged people to ask their congressmen and Senators to oppose the bill. -John Lott via Fox News

Jan 23 11:12

NBC raises eyebrows over $400 million relationship with BuzzFeed

NBCUniversal invested $400 million in BuzzFeed and the two companies have a “strategic partnership,” raising eyebrows about why the Peacock Network isn’t more transparent when covering the controversial website.

NBC News and MSNBC fawned over BuzzFeed’s now-debunked report claiming President Trump directed his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress before the office of the special counsel released its rare statement.

CNN, MSNBC MENTIONED TRUMP IMPEACHMENT NEARLY 200 TIMES FRIDAY BEFORE BUZZFEED REPORT WAS DISCREDITED

A search of transcripts from both MSNBC and NBC News didn’t turn up any mention of the investment when the news organization covered BuzzFeed’s discredited bombshell. While transcripts aren’t always 100 percent accurate, it’s clear the relationship was not disclosed with any consistency.

Jan 23 11:11

SARAH SANDERS SENDS HARSH MESSAGE TO THE MEDIA AFTER BUZZFEED, COVINGTON CATHOLIC DEBACLE

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders criticized the media in a Tuesday night interview on “Hannity” following the pushback on BuzzFeed’s bombshell report and the debacle surrounding students from Covington Catholic.

Covington Catholic High School made headlines over the weekend when a video of MAGA hat-wearing students being confronted by a Native American man went viral. While many assigned blame to the students, it became clear when more video surfaced, that they did not initiate the confrontation.

Jan 23 10:38

Twitter Seems to Have No Problem with People Who Want the Covington Kids to Die

When a video featuring a group of Catholic high school kids in MAGA hats supposedly staring down a Native-American activist went viral over the weekend, liberals formed an online social-media mob to go after these kids. When longer videos eventually emerged that largely exonerated the students, showing that they were the ones being harassed, many on the left still continued to attack them. At the center of the controversy was Nick Sandmann, a junior at Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, who was featured in a viral video, smiling at Native-American activist Nathan Phillips.

As the media continued to promote the leftist narrative that these young kids were the aggressors, liberals went ballistic on Twitter, insulting and even threatening to doxx the teens. As the truth came out, many of these tweets have been deleted.

Jan 23 10:21

Scott Adams Talks about the Giant Rip in the Fabric of Reality, Kampala Harris, Dale, and More

President Trump is changing how we view reality
Our opinions are assigned to us by the media we follow
Facts don’t matter, reality is subjective
We all think we can read others minds…we can’t
People with diff opinions aren’t necessarily evil or stupid
Ability to predict the future accurately and two movies one screen
Your “movie” if valid, can predict the future
Is your movie more predictive than the opposing movie?
Rhymes have powerful memory and persuasion powers
Build the wall and crime will fall!
The “Well of Self-Research” (Whiteboard 1)
Doing your own research isn’t possible for non-experts
Eventually you can’t go any deeper and go with your bias
The 97% question regarding climate science (Whiteboard 2)
The framing of poll questions can pre-determine poll results
Are retired climate scientists without financial incentives…

Jan 23 09:10

PREPPING FOR BANKRUPTCY, PG&E SECURES $5.5 BILLION IN “DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION” FINANCING. WHAT IS “DIP” FINANCING?

So what is DIP financing? How can a company that is about to default on all its debts and obligations even qualify for an additional $5.5 billion in debt? And why would banks be nuts enough to do it?

These are very timely questions, as a coming wave of bankruptcy filings by over-indebted Corporate America is shaping up on the horizon. Bankruptcy is a profit opportunity for an industry specialized in it. This includes the biggest banks, bankruptcy lawyers, restructuring advisory firms, and others. They’re already licking their chops.

So here we go, step by step, using PG&E’s disclosure as guideposts.

COLLATERAL FOR DIP LOANS: EVERYTHING AHEAD OF EVERYONE ELSE.
In its SEC disclosure, PG&E said that borrowings under DIP financing “would be senior secured obligations of the Utility, secured by substantially all of the Utility’s assets and entitled to superpriority administrative expense claim status in the Utility’s bankruptcy case.”

Jan 23 09:02

Retired SEAL: Nathan Phillips Not a Vietnam Vet – He Was a Mechanic Who Went AWOL THREE TIMES

Nathan Phillips served in the United States Marines from 1972-1976.

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He claimed he was a Recon Ranger — there is no such thing as a Marine Recon Ranger, Rangers are in the Army.

Retired US Navy SEAL Don Shipley, who is known for publicly outing people for ‘stolen valor,’ obtained Nathan Phillips’ DD-214 form and exposed the truth.

Nathan Phillips was enlisted under the name Nathaniel Richard Stanard.

“Nathaniel Phillips enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves on May 20th, 1972 and served until May 5th, 1976,” Don Shipley said as he read the DD-214 form.

“He served under just four years and was discharged at the exalted rank of ‘Private'” Shipley said sarcastically.

Jan 23 08:35

BOOZE GOOD, WEED BAD: CBS REFUSES TO AIR MEDICAL MARIJUANA SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL

As more and more people shake themselves free from the taboo against the medical and recreational use of cannabis, one would think that the mainstream media would similarly shift with the cultural winds and begin to show more flexibility toward the plant.

In the case of CBS, this doesn’t seem to be an option.

The network’s stance was made clear when they rejected a commercial promoting the numerous medicinal and health benefits of cannabis during this year’s Super Bowl, when an estimated 100 million viewers will attentively watch not only the Big Game and Halftime Show, but also eagerly gape at the commercials that run during the game.

As is tradition, many of the ads will be for alcoholic beverages that viewers often binge-drinkthroughout the day. But ads for medical marijuana to treat glaucoma or improve the quality of life for suffering U.S. military veterans? Now that’s going too far – or so CBS executives say.

Jan 22 15:21

FLASHBACK - Mika Brzezinski: “Our Job” to “Control Exactly What People Think”

Jan 22 13:13

HE LIED: Native American Activist Nathan Phillips Never Served in Vietnam — But Raised Money By Saying He Did

The Washington Post has had to issue yet another retraction after falsely claiming that far-left Native American activist Nathan Phillips served in the Vietnam War. He didn’t — but this lie was previously used to help raise money for a documentary about his life.

Jan 22 12:27

Scott Adams Apologizes for Saying Toddlers Are Not as Wise as Adults, and Other Nonsense, with Coffee.

Kamala’s campaign, the packaging process begins
MLK Day and huge portions of the population were being racist
Toddlers should be able to vote and participate in national decisions
My apology for originally thinking otherwise
Brazilian related troll key to spread of the Covington video
RPOS (AOC) isn’t dumb…believe she is at your political peril
How did she win her election?
Why are we all talking about her all the time?
You can’t ignore a master persuader…like RPOS
CNN hasn’t noticed President Trump talked us out of nuclear war
Per CNN, NK played us and we are in a worse position
What’s best for the poor, is best for the country and world

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1087727960482766848

Jan 22 11:29

Whatsapp down: Messenger not working across the world on Iphone and Android

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just now breaking.

Jan 22 11:06

SNL Writer Offers Blowj*bs in Exchange for Someone Punching a Covington Catholic Student in the Face

A contributing writer for Saturday Night Live has offered her followers a blowjob if they physically assault one of the kids from Covington Catholic High School.

Despite the media narrative being widely debunked — and the proof that the kids were well-behaved while adults hurled racial slurs and insults at them — “comedian” Sarah Beattie has opted to solicit violence in exchange for sex acts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder how Sarah's parents felt when they saw that!

Jan 22 11:05

Twitter Allows ‘Verified’ Calls for Violence Against Conservative High School Kids

Twitter has spent years assuring the public that it will crack down on trolling, harassment, and violent threats. It’s also pledged to tackle “misinformation” and “unhealthy conversation,” using these loaded terms as excuses to ban a wide range of anti-progressive dissidents from the platform.

But when innocent conservative high school kids are flooded with violent threats, targeted harassment and doxing on the basis of media-promoted misinformation, Jack Dorsey and his staff seem to do nothing — it even briefly promoted the smears.

Over the past 48 hours, an angry mob of Twitter users — many of them with blue checkmarks next to their name, signaling endorsement of their messages by the company — have flooded the platform with disgusting abuse, violent threats, and calls to harass innocent students of the Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky.

Jan 22 10:01

The Media Wildly Mischaracterized That Video of Covington Catholic Students Confronting a Native American Veteran

Partial video footage of students from a Catholic high school allegedly harassing a Native American veteran after the anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., over the weekend quickly went viral, provoking widespread condemnation of the kids on social media. Various media figures and Twitter users called for them to be doxed, shamed, or otherwise punished, and school administrators said they would consider expulsion.

But the rest of the video—nearly two hours of additional footage showing what happened before and after the encounter—adds important context that strongly contradicts the media's narrative.

Far from engaging in racially motivated harassment, the group of mostly white, MAGA-hat-wearing male teenagers remained relatively calm and restrained despite being subjected to incessant racist, homophobic, and bigoted verbal abuse by members of the bizarre religious sect Black Hebrew Israelites, who were lurking nearby.

Jan 22 09:36

Trump accuses the FBI of relying on 'illegal' means to spy on campaign adviser after report reveals 'unusual' steps the bureau took to obtain a warrant

President Trump accused the FBI on Tuesday of relying on 'illegal' methods to obtain evidence to spy on campaign adviser Carter Page.

A Fox News report revealed the that 'unusual steps' were taken in the process to the secure the FISA warrant that the FBI used to spy on Page in the Russian collusion and election meddling investigation.

The report was based on closed-door testimony that former top FBI attorney James Baker provided to Congress, in which he said he was personally involved in the application process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sometimes I think this government couldn't possibly be more crooked, they surprise me yet again!!

This is so appallingly awful, that I do not know where to begin.

This is "gotcha!/win, no matter what it takes!" politics, writ large.

Anyone involved with the cobbling together of this warrant, must have had their consciences surgically removed before joining the US government.

Jan 22 08:14

Anti-Trump frenzy threatens to end superpower diplomacy (By Stephen Cohen)

The New Year has brought a torrent of ever-more-frenzied allegations that President Donald Trump has long had a conspiratorial relationship - why mince words and call it “collusion”? - with Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin.

Why the frenzy now? Perhaps because Russiagate promoters in high places are concerned that special counsel Robert Mueller will not produce the hoped-for “bombshell” to end Trump’s presidency. Certainly, New York Times columnist David Leonhardt seems worried, demanding, “The president must go,” his drop line exhorting, “What are we waiting for?” (In some countries, articles like his, and there are very many, would be read as calling for a coup.) Perhaps to incite Democrats who have now taken control of House investigative committees. Perhaps simply because Russiagate has become a political-media cult that no facts, or any lack of evidence, can dissuade or diminish.

Jan 22 06:18

Limbaugh: NRO Pushed Covington Hoax to Win ‘Approval of the Mainstream Media’

When we see a picture of a teenager who’s white wearing a Trump hat, a “Make America Great Again” hat, and he’s standing there smiling while some aging Indian leftist activist is beating a war drum, what do we do?

We immediately condemn the kid, without even thinking! Without even learning anything, without even taking a few minutes to understand what happened! Instead of using our instincts! “Okay, we got a left-wing Indian activist there. We’ve got the media jumping all over it.” The red flags should have gone up immediately, and everybody on our side should have called ’em out for what this was! But instead, we had people on the right condemning the kids.

Jan 22 06:01

President Trump Begins Tweeting about the Covington Catholic Hoax

"Nick Sandmann and the students of Covington have become symbols of Fake News and how evil it can be. They have captivated the attention of the world, and I know they will use it for the good - maybe even to bring people together. It started off unpleasant, but can end in a dream!" ~ President Donald Trump

Jan 22 04:30

Anti-Trump Frenzy Threatens To End Superpower Diplomacy

Perhaps we should have guessed that the democracy-promotion genes of J. Edgar Hoover were still alive and breeding in the FBI, though for the Times, in its exploitation of the hapless and legally endangered Page, it seems not to matter.

Which brings us, or rather Russiagate zealots, to the heightened “threat” represented by “Putin’s Russia.” If true, we would expect the US president to negotiate with the Kremlin leader, including at summit meetings, as every president since Dwight Eisenhower has done. But, we are told, we cannot trust Trump to do so, because, according to The Washington Post, he has repeatedly met with Putin alone, with only translators present, and concealed the records of their private talks, sure signs of “treasonous” behavior, as the Russiagate media first insisted following the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki in July 2018.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This growing "frenzy" against Russia, coupled with new NATO deployments right at its borders; the placing of weapons ringing Russia, plus the growing concern that the US government feels it needs to teach Russia "a lesson" about its having assisted Syria in kicking out most of the jihadis, the stage is set for something to go horrifically wrong here, and we may find both countries at each other's necks, in a shooting war.

Jan 21 16:04

Space Billboards are Coming to a Night Sky Near You

The final frontier for capitalism is outer space.

Jan 21 13:22

Scott Adams: The Covington Kids, Kamala Harris and Fake News in General

The 48 Hour Rule
If someone makes a mistake, and atones for it in the form of a
sincere apology, you should accept the apology even if you
can’t forgive the person…and move on.
Reasons given for not accepting my apology
Attack vector on the Covington kids is now shifting
Bad behavior at the event (by the children) didn’t exist
Left claims: MAGA hats are a known racist symbol
Left now looking for bad behavior by the children in the past
Jake Tapper interview with Kristen Gillibrand
Clearly, CNN has decided Kristen won’t be the candidate
A clear pattern is developing, CNN is anointing Kamala
How candidates are selected in America (Whiteboard)
A few billionaires decide who the candidates will be
The media cements those candidates for the public
The public then has the ILLUSION of choosing candidates
“You should have researched it”…The dumbest statement

Jan 21 13:10

Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing US Media Failures On The Trump/Russia Story

Buzzfeed was once notorious for traffic-generating “listicles”, but has since become an impressive outlet for deep investigative journalism under editor-in-chief Ben Smith. That outlet was prominently in the news this week thanks to its “bombshell” story about President Trump and Michael Cohen: a story that, like so many others of its kind, blew up in its face, this time when the typically mute Robert Mueller’s office took the extremely rare step to label its key claims “inaccurate.”

Jan 21 12:18

BuzzFeed reporter, after rebuke by Mueller, unable to explain discrepancies

BuzzFeed News investigative reporter Anthony Cormier on Sunday declined to explain why his colleague Jason Leopold claimed to have seen documents proving that President Trump had ordered his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress -- contradicting Cormier's insistence that he had not personally seen the documents.

"We can't get into, like, the details there," Cormier, sitting next to BuzzFeed News Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith, told CNN's "Reliable Sources" host Brian Stelter. "We really can't go any further at all, in order not to jeopardize our sources."

Leopold did not appear for the interview, which occassionally became tense as Stelter openly criticized BuzzFeed's journalistic practices. Smith claimed Leopold, who has been out of the public view since Friday, was busy "reporting."

Jan 21 12:16

MSM Begs For Trust After Buzzfeed Debacle

Following what the Washington Post has described as “the highest-profile misstep yet for a news organization during a period of heightened and intense scrutiny of the press,” mass media representatives are now flailing desperately for an argument as to why people should continue to place their trust in mainstream news outlets.

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