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NBC Planned to Use Trump Audio to Influence Debate, Election

12th October 2016

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NBC execs had a plan to time the release of the Donald Trump audio to have maximum impact on both the 2nd presidential debate and the general election … sources connected with the network tell TMZ.

Multiple sources connected with NBC tell us … top network execs knew about the video long before they publicly said they did, but wanted to hold it because it was too early in the election. The sources say many NBC execs have open disdain for Trump and their plan was to roll out the tape 48 hours before the debate so it would dominate the news cycle leading up to the face-off.

As we reported, Billy Bush was bragging about the tape — in front of NBC execs at the Rio Olympics — in early August. NBC says it’s only known about the tape for a little more than a week.

We’re told the plan was to edit the tape to keep the focus on Trump and not Billy. “Access Hollywood” we’re told was not going to air the portion where Trump and Billy got off the bus and Billy goaded Trump and the soap star to hug. Our sources say the tape was going to be “sanitized” to protect Billy as much as possible.

My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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NFL Star Compares College Athletes to Slaves

12th October 2016

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Really? I never heard tell of a slave who could quit any time he wanted to. Or one who could eventually wind up making millions of dollars a year.

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Head of Black Caucus Rips Trump on ‘Shackles’ Remark

11th October 2016

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The head of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) hammered Donald Trump’s “shackles” comment on Tuesday, saying the comments were “reckless” and harken back to the age of slavery.

Which is, of course, horseshit. It’s a standard metaphor that has been used for hundreds of years and has nothing whatever to do with slavery except in the minds of those who have victimhood on the brain.

(Funny how much the head of the Congressional Black Caucus looks like a white guy. I guess it’s enough to ‘identify’ as black.)

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Three in Five Boys From Low-Income Families Will Be Fat by 2020, Experts Warn

11th October 2016

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First World Problem: The poor people are fat and the rich people are thin.

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All Six of America’s 2016 Nobel Prize Winners Are Immigrants [Aggregation Fallacy]

11th October 2016

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Typical ‘some immigrants are awesome so open up the borders!’ non-sequitur thumbsucker. Nobody objects to potential Nobel-prize winners coming into the United States. We’ll take all the advanced-degree-holding STEM workers we can get. (Can you say ‘H-1B Visa’? I’m sure you can. Certainly Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg can.)

Unmentioned: Not one of these guys hired a ‘coyote’ to sneak him across the border so that he could take lawn-care day-labor jobs and send money ‘back home’.

The Identity Politics movement has gotten people trained to think that if you can find a collective noun to describe a group of people, it thereby converts all of those people into exactly identical clones of each other … AND the typical exemplar of that group is whichever one feeds the Narrative about that group.

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Thought for the Day

10th October 2016

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The Associated Press Spins For Hillary

10th October 2016

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The Associated Press reports on Donald Trump’s talking about Hillary Clinton’s role in her husband’s rape and sexual harassment scandals. Perhaps recognizing that some people might consider being an accessory to rape and sexual assault more serious failings than talking crudely about women, the AP doesn’t take any chances. You almost have to read between the lines to extract the story from the spin.

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Leaked Documents Reveal Which Journalists Are Cozy With The Clinton Campaign

9th October 2016

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Internal documents leaked from Hillary Clinton’s campaign reveal which reporters had cocktails with the campaign and a then-Politico (now New York Times) reporter that Clinton’s staff described as a “friendly journalist.”

The list won’t surprise you if you’ve been paying attention.

Another document in the leak, titled “Earned Media/Next Steps,” describes the Clinton campaign’s strategy for placing stories. The January 2015 memo states, “We are all in agreement that the time is right place a story with a friendly journalist in the coming days that positions us a little more transparently while achieving the above goals.” The Intercept reports that according to the document’s metadata it was created by traveling Clinton campaign press secretary Nick Merrill.

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Robert de Niro Impersonates a Homeless Guy

9th October 2016

Read it. And admire the craftsmanship.

(Oh, wait, you mean he wasn’t acting?)

Tell the truth: Whom would you rather have as President, this rich hobo or Donald Trump?

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SJW Blames Hurricane Matthew Deaths on ‘Environmental Racism’

7th October 2016

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Aura Bogado, who writes about racial justice and immigration for The Nation, blamed deaths from the storm on racism, using the hashtag BlackLivesMatter (BLM).

I am not making this up. (Who knew a hurricane could be racist?)

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The Error of Comparing Group Averages

7th October 2016

The Other McCain lays bare the lies.

One of the basic tricks of Lying With Statistics is to use certain characteristics — age, race, sex, etc. — to define a group, and then report some data about the group as an average.

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Student Government at American University Demands ‘Trigger Warnings’ on Every Syllabus

6th October 2016

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I am not making this up.

Don’t go to American University.

What does ‘student government’ do, anyway? Does it actually ‘govern’ anything? I’ve always thought that ‘student government’ existed as an outlet for people who wanted to run other people’s lives so that they could get it out of their system without bothering the rest of the population. Apparently they’re getting delusions of power.

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California College Says Use of the Term ‘Greek Life’ Is Cultural Appropriation

5th October 2016

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I am not making this up.

Students involved in fraternities and sororities at the University of California Merced have been notified that use of the terms “Greek,” “Greek Life,” “Pledge” or “Rush” is now considered to be both “cultural appropriation” and “non-inclusive.”

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University Calls ‘Western Lives Matter’ Sign ‘Racist’

5th October 2016

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Don’t go to college in Canada.

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ABC Ignores Bill Clinton Knocking ObamaCare as ‘Crazy System’

5th October 2016

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A broken clock is right twice a day and former President Bill Clinton was certainly right Monday when he criticized ObamaCare for hurting working people. “…The people are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half,” he remarked at a campaign rally for his wife. The shocking admission by the liberal president went unreported by ABC Tuesday, while CBS and NBC aided in playing it down that evening.

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The Reporting of Trump’s PTSD Comments Shows Why His Supporters Hate the Media

4th October 2016

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Monday’s coverage of Donald Trump’s speech to veterans is a prime illustration of a trend noticed in September by Salena Zito over at The Atlantic: Some reporters and headline writers are taking Trump’s comments very literally rather than attempting to address the substance or trying to plumb what he’s really getting at. Trump’s supporters are the exact opposite—they’re interpreting what he actually means from his rather inarticulate way of saying what he has to say. The gulf between the two cultures has inflamed the anger of Trump supporters over how the media behaves.

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Bonfire of the Inanities

4th October 2016

Jonah Goldberg shakes his head.

The response to the New York Times story about Trump’s taxes may mark peak stupid in this election season — and that’s saying something.

As I wrote yesterday in USA Today and as Rich and Charlie and especially our friend Ryan Ellis* have even more ably chronicled, there’s nothing wrong with paying what you owe in taxes and nothing more. Virtually no liberal screaming bloody murder over the last two days disagrees with this — at least not when it comes to their own taxes. The Clinton campaign’s effort to make it sound like Trump dodged his taxes is understandably dishonest and cynical (neither campaign observes any meaningful standards of honesty or decency). But the media’s reckless parroting of this nonsense, particularly on Twitter, is just embarrassing.

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CNN Buries Criminal History of Charlotte Police Shooting Victim

1st October 2016

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After giving a substantial amount of attention to the case of Keith Lamont Scott being shot and killed by Charlotte police, with his wife disputing police accounts that he was holding a gun when he was shot, CNN this week has barely touched the important revelations that Scott not only was a convicted felon who had a history of gun violence, but that his wife even filed a protective order last year accusing him of threatening her and her son with a gun.

It’s all about the Narrative, Larry.

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Here Are the Mainstream Reporters Who Are Open About Their Anti-Trump Bias

1st October 2016

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They don’t even bother to pretend any more.

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Cher Denounces Donald Trump as ‘an asshole’ at World Youth Summit and Claims ‘he traumatises me’

30th September 2016

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Anybody who traumatizes Cher can’t be all bad.

(What’s Cher doing at a ‘World Youth Summit’? I know millennials are ignorant but surely they realize that she’s old enough to be one of their grandmothers.)

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Alicia Machado Is 2016’s Sandra Fluke, a Democratic Public Relations Scam

30th September 2016

Mollie Hemmingway digs the dirt.

One of the interesting things about the public relations blitz to make Sandra Fluke a household name in order to advance a key Democratic campaign theme was how everyone complying with the public relations blitz pretended it was organic. Very few journalists admitted they were running a story pre-packaged by the country’s most Democrat-aligned public relations firm, the firm that was also behind Planned Parenthood’s wildly successful destruction campaign against the Komen Foundation (as described here). Instead, they all pretended that a fresh-faced little law student just happened to find herself in the middle of a media maelstrom. The media’s talking points matched those of the Obama administration-staffed public relations firm down from start to finish.

An innocent, random young woman was victimized by mean old Republican men. Sound familiar? It should.

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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Student ‘Very Upset’ Over Dorm’s Harry Potter Mural

27th September 2016

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A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student had a serious complaint for his campus’ official “Hate Response Team”: he was “very upset” by a Harry Potter mural in a college dorm.

The depiction of this metamorphosis “represents our ideal society and everything I am trying to fight against,” wrote the offended student, whose name is redacted. “It represents white power. Man power. Cis power. Able power. Class power. ECT [sic] ect. I am angry that I know the people who put this mural up, and I am anger [sic] because I know the people who let this mural be put up. Like I said earlier, maybe I am being a little sensitive, but it is how I feel. This represents, to me, our society, and I do not want it up on this wall. Why do we need a BEFORE and AFTER?”

Welcome to a world where ‘maybe I am being a little sensitive, but it is how I feel’ trumps every rational thought.

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Ammo Grrrll: The Easiest Job

24th September 2016

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But it has gotten me thinking about The Easiest Job In the World — being the Liberal Black Point of View Columnist. (The brilliant conservative, Dr. Thomas Sowell and other black conservatives being refreshing exceptions, of course.) With leftists, every single thing that happens looks like a “nail” because your only weapon is the sledgehammer of crying “Racism.” At everything. No matter how the story plays out, the ending is always the same! No black Oscar nominees one year? What could it possibly be but raaacism?

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CNN Claims Trump Called for ‘Racial’ Profiling (He Didn’t)

21st September 2016

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Lying about Trump is the new media leisure activity.

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Mainstream Media Desperate to Dide Muslim Faith of Attackers

21st September 2016

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When you have a “48-hour reign of terror” journalists usually tell you about the suspect – except when he’s Muslim.

Reporters have been going out of their way since Monday to hide that New York bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami is Muslim.

Monday, all three broadcast networks buried that fact deep in their series of stories about the attacks. All three used the same backhanded way of mentioning the Islamic connection by discussing his family’s lawsuit over alleged discrimination.

My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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College Activists Demand Diversity Forums, Literally Zero Students Attend

20th September 2016

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My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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Feminist Mother Publicly Shames Her Teenage Boys—With the Help of the Media

20th September 2016

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On September 14, The Washington Post published what can only be described as a public display of child abuse. In an article entitled “My teen boys are blind to rape culture,” feminist writer Jody Allard chastises her sons for questioning the propaganda she feeds them.

“They’ve been listening to me talk about consent, misogyny and rape culture since they were tweens. They listened to me then, but they are 16 and 18 now, and they roll their eyes and argue when talk to them about sexism and misogyny.”

That Allard’s boys won’t take up their mother’s fight makes them “part of the problem,” writes Allard. They’ve “dipped their toes into toxic masculinity,” she adds. Toxic masculinity is a favorite feminist term. It means the more masculine a man is, the more vile he is. Nice, huh?

Fortunately for Allard’s sons, their mother’s efforts to indoctrinate them has failed. Unfortunately, her response was to publicly shame them.

The careful reader will notice no mention of a ‘father’ in this cesspit. There’s a reason for that.

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There Is No Island of Trash in the Pacific

20th September 2016

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But apparently it was a Noble Lie that advanced the Narrative, so it was a good thing.

They’re not even bothering to pretend any more.

All hail the Ministry of Truth!

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Liberals Denounce the Media for Not Derailing Trump’s Candidacy

20th September 2016

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The liberal media are freaking out over the possibility that Donald Trump might win the presidency.

They are denouncing their profession, decrying what they see as a press corps that coddles Trump and castigates Hillary Clinton, and demanding a change before it is too late.

I mean, Jeez, don’t they know whose side they’re supposed to be on?

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New York Times Editorial Board Frontlashes Against Deplorable Bombophobes

19th September 2016

Steve Sailer looks at the news.

The NYT Editorialists take time out from warning us of the constant threat of Mass Shootings by Dylann Roof types to urge everybody not to react to the bombs in its circulation zone.

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Stupid People Blues

18th September 2016

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Tucker Carlson the other day said that modern journalists, and by that he meant political reporters, are just stupid rich kids. The parents have done well so they send their smart kid off to law school, while the dull one is sent off to journalism school. The result is modern journalism is a culture dominated by Ron Burgundy, nitwits too dumb to realize they are stupid.

These are the people who would raise their hands at a college graduation if you asked for a show of hands of all those who wanted to Change The World and Make A Difference.

The reason news sites are killing off comment sections is two-fold. One, it is usually where you get the bits of the news story our betters edited out in order to maintain the narrative. The “Minnesota man” in the story is identified in the comments as Jorge Gonzalez, an illegal from Guadalajara. It’s where the “suspect wearing a red shirt” is identified as a black guy named T’Q’ull Ferguson with a Facebook page full of pics of him holding a handgun and a bong. The comment sections have become a leak in the system.

This is why newspaper reports of crimes and other socially dysfunctional behavior run pictures of the perps only when they can’t avoid it — it shows that women and minorities are not only hardest hit but also more often than not hardest hitters, and that is contrary to the Narrative and certainly ‘phobe’ic.

When you live in the snow globe of opinion journalism, the outside world is horrifying. That’s why you went into the snow globe in the first place, to get away from the cold, pitiless world of reality. The Spectator is a collegial place where peers josh with one another, engage in witty repartee, but always respect their “shared dignity.” Those angry Dirt People in the comments with their facts and reason just don’t get it. Many of them don’t even have a PhD. They are ruining it for everyone!

We bloggers love it when we can make special snowflakes cry. Think of it as evolution in action.

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Cosmo Attacks Ivanka Because Trump’s Paid Maternity Leave Doesn’t Include Gay Men

16th September 2016

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I am not making this up.

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Hillary’s LSAT Lie

11th September 2016

John Hinderaker at Powerline blog does the fisking.

So it wasn’t a slip of the tongue, or a spontaneous flight of fancy. It was part of Hillary’s repertoire of lies.

I am not a psychiatrist, and am not qualified to say what causes Hillary Clinton to lie constantly, with almost every breath she takes. My amateur guess is that she suffers from a deep-seated insecurity that comes from having been overrated through almost all of her life. She apparently feels a need to make up stories that put her in a heroic light–named after the world’s most famous mountain climber! almost shot down over Bosnia! turned down by the sexist Marines! left the White House dead broke and lifted ourselves up by our bootstraps! a pioneer feminist beset by baying male chauvinist hounds!

Far from these flights of fancy, the real Hillary is a small, unoriginal, not very talented woman who was fortunate enough (in some respects) to marry Bill Clinton. Pretty much everything else is a lie.

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Bill Clinton 20 Years Ago Sounds a Lot Like Trump Today

9th September 2016

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There is nothing new under the sun; all that changes is whose ox is being gored.

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Math Is Racist: How Data Is [sic] Driving Inequality

8th September 2016

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It’s no surprise that inequality in the U.S. is on the rise. But what you might not know is that math is partly to blame.
In a new book, “Weapons of Math Destruction,” Cathy O’Neil details all the ways that math is essentially being used for evil (my word, not hers).

From targeted advertising and insurance to education and policing, O’Neil looks at how algorithms and big data are targeting the poor, reinforcing racism and amplifying inequality.

I am not making this up. I wish I were. (I wonder what the weather is like on their planet?)

Apparently, for Voices of the Crust, when reality disagrees with ideology, reality gets two to the head.

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Clinton Camp Rigged Benghazi Hearing by Feeding Dem Chair Questions

6th September 2016

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign allegedly fed former Senate Committee on Foreign Relations chairman Bob Menendez questions for Hillary Clinton to debunk ahead of the committee’s January 2013 hearing on the Benghazi terror attack, reports Fox News’ Catherine Herridge.

My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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Newspaper Headline: Chloe Grace Moretz Doesn’t Think Kim Kardashian West Deserved Her Attention During Naked Selfie Twitter Feud

6th September 2016

No link because the article itself isn’t really worth reading, but I found the headline illustrative of our degenerate modern age.

Whenever you see the words ‘Naked Selfie Twitter Feud’ you know that the End Times are here.

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“Dangerous Don” and His Dangerous Detractors

5th September 2016

Jim Goad isn’t buying what the MSM are selling.

According to the professional pundits who are paid to dictate reality to us, Donald Trump is clearly an evil Satanic Nazi demon who will eat your babies and summon a nuclear holocaust.

Oh, and he’s also a fear-monger.

I’m starting to notice a pattern here—Trump’s legions of naysayers always manage to sound far more bombastic and insane than Trump ever does. For all their claims about his “fear mongering,” it’s readily apparent who’s hysterically and desperately flailing in their attempts to stir a giant boiling rancid vat of fear here. Listen to the fear. Observe the hyperbole. Everything Trump’s critics say is far more unhinged and fearful than anything he says.

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Communist Party USA Endorses Hillary; Media Yawns

4th September 2016

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So with all this attention to Trump on David Duke, surely you read the news about John Bachtell, right? He endorsed Hillary and the headlines were everywhere. Oh, wait, sorry. Mr. Bachtell’s Hillary endorsement was apparently not newsy enough to make the mainstream media headlines.  Curious, yes? If the endorsement of Trump by the ex-head of the Ku Klux Klan is big news, one would expect a Hillary endorsement by the head of the Communist Party USA would be a big deal as well.

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CBS, NBC Skip Kaepernick Wearing Anti-Police Socks Depicting Them as Pigs

2nd September 2016

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Of course not. That would be Noticing.

But if Rush Limbaugh or Roger Ailes did something like that, hoo boy….

It’s all about the Narrative, Larry.

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Obama Gets Annoyed When Environmentalists Heckle Him During a Global Warming Speech

1st September 2016

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Add this to the immensely long list of things that annoy Obama when he’s making a speech.

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Trump’s Huge Day Drives NYT Editorial Board Mad with Rage

1st September 2016

Steve Sailer points and laughs.

He doesn’t even need to make any comment. Just posting the drivel from the Times is enough.

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Name It and Shame It: The New, Improved Anthropocene

30th August 2016

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Barbra Streisand Says She Plans to Move to Australia If Trump Wins

29th August 2016

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Yeah, well, she said that about Reagan, too. She’s such a tease.

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Trump Did Not Flip-Flop on Immigration

29th August 2016

Gavin McInnes explains what the Drive By Media got wrong (as usual).

Remember last week when Trump tanked his campaign by flip-flopping on immigration? Few do. It was almost seven days ago and this campaign is about turning every glitch the GOP faces into a nuclear war, then quickly moving on to the next one. Nobody questions the press because by the time the truth comes out, they’re already onto something else. Well, just for fun, I’d like to single out this non-debacle as an example of the kind of fake controversies the media consistently tries to frame Donald Trump with.

 

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‘USA Today’: Native Americans Wrong If Not Offended by Redskins

26th August 2016

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Media outlets just love to tell people how to think.

How can over 90% of Native Americans be wrong? Well, according to USA Today, it’s when they say that the word Redskin is not a slur. Badly needing a comeback to the Washington Post poll in May, where American Indians resoundingly rejected the idea of the term ‘Redskin’ as a slur, USA Today decided to seek out an expert to tell American Indians just how silly and wrong they are.

So, naturally, they went and sought out someone connected to the federal government.

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Malpractice: The Journalistic Assassination of Ryan Lochte

25th August 2016

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USA Today’s sports editor, David Meeks, and reporter Taylor Barnes actually went to the gas station, looked for damage, talked to witnesses and reviewed surveillance videos. What they discovered by simply asking questions, something journalists used to do, was what Lochte and the others told officials actually happened.

They found no damage to the bathroom – the mirror and soap dispensers were still intact or had been replaced not by new equipment but filthy, old equipment complete with crusty old soap. The door was old and undamaged, not kicked in.

Through actual journalism, the USA Today team saw all the surveillance videos, and even though the bathroom door was in frame, there is no footage of the swimmers entering, exiting or kicking it. Unable to gain entry to the bathroom, they’d relieved themselves behind the building, then went back to their cab. That’s when it gets interesting.

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Good Morning America Gives Cute Seal 12x More Coverage Than Soros Leaks

25th August 2016

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Documents exposing billionaire George Soros’ agenda have been public for more than a week, but that ranked lower than a cute seal, according to ABC’s Good Morning America.

Can’t blame them — the seal is a lot cuter than George Soros. Come to think of it, a tree stump is a lot cuter than George Soros.

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BIAS ALERT: New York Times Finds Latest Clinton Foundation Bombshell Unfit to Print

25th August 2016

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The Associated Press scoop Tuesday found that at least 85 of 154 people who got an audience with Hillary Clinton while she led the State Department had donated to her family charity. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million and included private citizens with business before the government. It’s as close to a “pay to play” smoking gun as has emerged to date.

Yet, the investigative report appeared nowhere in Wednesday’s 46-page print edition. Coming weeks after a front-page story basically saying journalists feel free to be subjective in the current race because Trump is such a threat to the Republic, critics of the “paper of record” say it smells like fish wrap.

Despite the paper’s famed “Fit to Print” motto, “The truth is that only news that fits the party line gets printed,” said Michael Goodwin, a New York Post columnist and Fox News contributor who worked at the Times for 10 years.

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BIAS ALERT: Media Links Lochte, Trump – Even Though Swimmer Supported Obama

23rd August 2016

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Olympian Ryan Lochte behaved like an ugly American and then lied about it, so he must be a Trump supporter, right?

Media outlets led by the Huffington Post have decided so. Nothing other than the swimming star’s bad behavior was enough to send the website’s Cynthia Dill on a flight of fancy – and bizarre assumptions.

“How much do you want to bet that Ryan Lochte is a Donald Trump supporter?” Dill wrote, derisively referring to both Trump and Lochte as “bros.” “And is it me, or does shirtless Lochte in the pool resemble shirtless … Putin, Trump’s idol, on a horse?”

An Associated Press article titled, “For Trump and Lochte, the delicate politics of contrition,” by Nancy Benac, highlighted Trump and Lochte’s apologies and pointed out that neither “fully owned up to exactly what he’d done wrong.”

Uh, sounds more like Clinton than Trump, but of course Trump is the new Hitler.

“Lochte and Trump are a pair of arrogant, ignorant jerks who believe that neither conduct nor character actually matters, and who feel entitled to rescue themselves from any sticky situation through the strategic application of lies and money,” O’Hehir wrote.

Uh, sounds more like Clinton than Trump, but of course Trump is the new Hitler.

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