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I’m not defending Trump or his policies, but at least the Potus has open access by the press...he may answer, he may ignore them, he may tell the to F off, but at least he has the guts to be in front

Now we all have to quit quoting him so we never have to see a post from him.

The only Rock I see here is the heads of the people that think a single news source provides anything but biased reporting. most of the american news outlets are owned by a single company with a

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Here’s your half empty stadium! 
I’m sure they took pics as peoole were coming in and it hadn’t started yet! Then reported it was half empty! 
More fake news! Don’t believe what you hear!“

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2 hours ago, Jaydee said:

Here’s your half empty stadium! 

I don't understand this obsession with the head count... it's like some liberal fetish that can't be denied. There's 24 hr coverage of this on CNN.... it's as if there was no real news happening in the world. Good Lord, starvation, malaria and Black Mambas are poised to kill more people than Covid19.

Maybe the solution is to put an axe through the computer and stop watching the clown show, between Canada and the US, there's so much stupid now that the zebras are talking about going home.

Republicans are now starting to lose the bubble.... imagine if you will a sitting president saying something as idiotic as it's great to sit back and watch the catastrophe unfold (his point being because it's occurring in a liberal cesspool). Here's a glimpse of the why behind the madness currently unfolding. Even if it doesn't all come to pass, the stupid threshold has been forever altered in the wrong direction: 

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6166492378001#sp=show-clips

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Joint headline of the day award, from competing media outlets... it took three generations but those helmet and seatbelt laws have finally paid off:

Trump rally size raises question about risk in age of virus

Hundreds of thousands of protesters gather in DC for massive George Floyd demonstration

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12 hours ago, Jaydee said:

Here’s your half empty stadium! 
I’m sure they took pics as peoole were coming in and it hadn’t started yet! Then reported it was half empty! 
More fake news! Don’t believe what you hear!“

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So you will believe one grainy photoshopped photo over every news agency that covered the event and said there were only 6900 people in attendance?

That's why you need 'reliable' news sources.

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I jumped the gun again. Obviously it's mandatory to asses the entire day's stupidity (in total) before coming to any conclusion. Oklahoma will also have to change their name, as will Columbus Ohio and literally thousands of others. In other news, the moronic debate over rally numbers continues unabated on all fronts as if it mattered one wit to anyone in possession of wits:

Rhode Island considers name change due to slavery connotations

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AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019

I have no idea whats true or not true here and you sure won't find out from reading the news or listening to Nancy.

In fact my first thought is if Nancy said it, either it's a lie or it was the Democrats that created the problem in the first place (what ever that problem is). Any time Nancy is accusing someone of something I think of JT in blackface, dancing like an ape whilst accusing Shear of being a white supremacist.  

But the brave Mujahideen Freedom Fighters (that would be the Taliban) previously supported by the US in their battle against the Russians, would coerce  locals into planting IEDs (aimed at us) and paid them for it.... hence the term "$10 Taliban". Where did that $10 come from.... I don't have a clue. Maybe they saved the money the US government gave them in Operation Cyclone.

My question is this.... What exactly should the WH have done about it and/or, what should they do about it now? 

It's OK.... Nancy won't answer that one either!

 

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Here’s an exercise for you to try and you will see just how bad the censorship is at Google

Set  google as your Search engine and search for.        Anti Trudeau rally in Ottawa July 1st

then, change search engine to Duck Duck Go and do an identical search.
 

Compare the results.   Night and day difference 

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2 hours ago, Jaydee said:

Here’s an exercise for you to try and you will see just how bad the censorship is at Google

Set  google as your Search engine and search for.        Anti Trudeau rally in Ottawa July 1st

then, change search engine to Duck Duck Go and do an identical search.
 

Compare the results.   Night and day difference 

That's a fun game.  Make sure you do both searches from within a "private" window so that previous cookies don't affect the search.

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18 minutes ago, mo32a said:

Hmmm, both searches turned up the same for me.

This is what I got...and I cleared all cookies first. I use Safari.

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1 hour ago, Jaydee said:

This is what I got...and I cleared all cookies first. I use Safari.

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And when you look at the first one you show, it pretends to be about a real event but it never happened.  It would seem to be fake news.

 
 

More Than 1,000 Canadians March to US Embassy in Ottawa Chanting “We Love Trump” on Canada Day

By Joe Hoft
Published July 2, 2020 at 7:27am

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On Canada Day in Ottawa a group of Trump lovers marched on the US Embassy chanting “We love Trump”.

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CNN slights Mount Rushmore as 'monument of two slaveowners' after extolling its 'majesty' in 2016

"On land wrestled away from Native Americans"

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A CNN reporter on Friday described Mount Rushmore "a monument of two slaveowners" situated on stolen land ahead of President Trump's visit to the national monument.

 

Grabien founder and editor Tom Elliot tweeted a clip of the report by correspondent Leyla Santiago in which she discussed Trump's planned remarks.

"President Trump will be at Mount Rushmore, where he’ll be standing in front of a monument of two slave owners and on land wrestled away from Native Americans," she said. "I'm told that, uh, he'll be focusing on the effort to 'tear down our country's history.'"

TRUMP TO ACCUSE 'LEFT-WING MOB' OF 'TOTALITARIAN BEHAVIOR' IN MOUNT RUSHMORE REMARKS

 

In 2016, however, a CNN reporter described Mount Rushmore as a "monument to four great American presidents" while narrating a story about a visit to the monument by then-presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,

 

"This is our country at it's very best," Sanders said at the time. "What an incredible achievement."

The unidentified reporter's voice can be heard talking about the "majesty of the moment."

 

"Just the accomplishment and the beauty, it really does make one very proud to be an American," Sanders added.

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The 2016 clip was tweeted out Friday by The Intercept journalist Glenn Greenwald.

Depictions of four American presidents -- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln -- are carved into the side of the mountain in the Black Hills. Washington and Jefferson owned slaves during their lifetime.

Fox News reached out to CNN about the discrepancy but did not receive a reply to the request for comment.

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They don't even attempt to hide it anymore. I'm reminded of the Iraqi Minister of Information, I loved listening to that guy.

 The internet has made things so much worse, you can find opinion and even verifiable fact spun into any narrative you want to invoke, all it takes is an element of truth and a leap to absurdity, and anyone can do it now... even me:

Since Toronto accident statistics are generally lower than high density cities in other parts of the world, it's clear that tailgating isn't an issue there. Stringent traffic enforcement and driver education efforts over the years have resulted in it being one of the safest cities to drive a motorcycle in. 

There is nothing like actually being somewhere and experiencing things firsthand whilst reading an opinion piece steeped in total absurdity that is completely at odds with what you see directly in front of you. Even if you take a picture no one believes it..... there is some comfort in reading these things out loud though, it always makes the zebras laugh.

The volume of laughter has a tragic downside though, it means most zebras have a better grasp of reality than the average voter.

 

 

 

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Chalk another up for Fox News and they're creative agenda.  Time for the right to see the whole truth and not the re-writes.  Some mistake......

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/jeffrey-epstein-ghislaine-maxwell-trump-fox-news_n_5f024d4bc5b6acab28523768?ri18n=true

Fox News Edits Trump Out Of Jeffrey Epstein Photo — Leaves In Melania

Trump once called him a "terrific guy" who likes them on the "younger side."

Fox News on Sunday repeatedly featured a well-known photo of convicted sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein posing with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago — but each time Trump was edited out of the image. 

 

However, Trump’s future wife, Melania Knauss, was not cropped from the photo, which can be viewed in the video above.

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It's about time....

More people need to ask the question:

Ayaan Hirsi Ali blasts Ilhan Omar over call to remake US, says 'I don't think we need a revolution'

Human rights activist asks, 'Why flee from Mogadishu ... and do all your best' to turn US into Mogadishu?

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READ: Bari Weiss announces she's leaving New York Times in scathing resignation letter

Says Twitter now the paper's 'ultimate editor'

 

New York Times opinion columnist and editor Bari Weiss announced Tuesday she is leaving the Gray Lady, saying she was bullied by colleagues.

New York Times opinion columnist and editor Bari Weiss announced Tuesday she is leaving the Gray Lady, saying she was bullied by colleagues.

The following resignation letter was published by now-former New York Times columnist Bari Weiss on her personal website. It was addressed to Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger: 

 

Dear A.G.,

It is with sadness that I write to tell you that I am resigning from The New York Times.

I joined the paper with gratitude and optimism three years ago. I was hired with the goal of bringing in voices that would not otherwise appear in your pages: first-time writers, centrists, conservatives and others who would not naturally think of The Times as their home. The reason for this effort was clear: The paper’s failure to anticipate the outcome of the 2016 election meant that it didn’t have a firm grasp of the country it covers. Dean Baquet and others have admitted as much on various occasions. The priority in Opinion was to help redress that critical shortcoming.

I was honored to be part of that effort, led by James Bennet. I am proud of my work as a writer and as an editor. Among those I helped bring to our pages: the Venezuelan dissident Wuilly Arteaga; the Iranian chess champion Dorsa Derakhshani; and the Hong Kong Christian democrat Derek Lam. Also: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Masih Alinejad, Zaina Arafat, Elna Baker, Rachael Denhollander, Matti Friedman, Nick Gillespie, Heather Heying, Randall Kennedy, Julius Krein, Monica Lewinsky, Glenn Loury, Jesse Singal, Ali Soufan, Chloe Valdary, Thomas Chatterton Williams, Wesley Yang, and many others.

But the lessons that ought to have followed the election—lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society—have not been learned. Instead, a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.

Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times. But Twitter has become its ultimate editor. As the ethics and mores of that platform have become those of the paper, the paper itself has increasingly become a kind of performance space. Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions. I was always taught that journalists were charged with writing the first rough draft of history. Now, history itself is one more ephemeral thing molded to fit the needs of a predetermined narrative.

My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m “writing about the Jews again.” Several colleagues perceived to be friendly with me were badgered by coworkers. My work and my character are openly demeaned on company-wide Slack channels where masthead editors regularly weigh in. There, some coworkers insist I need to be rooted out if this company is to be a truly “inclusive” one, while others post ax emojis next to my name. Still other New York Times employees publicly smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with no fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action. They never are.

 

There are terms for all of this: unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge. I’m no legal expert. But I know that this is wrong.

I do not understand how you have allowed this kind of behavior to go on inside your company in full view of the paper’s entire staff and the public. And I certainly can’t square how you and other Times leaders have stood by while simultaneously praising me in private for my courage. Showing up for work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery.

Part of me wishes I could say that my experience was unique. But the truth is that intellectual curiosity—let alone risk-taking—is now a liability at The Times. Why edit something challenging to our readers, or write something bold only to go through the numbing process of making it ideologically kosher, when we can assure ourselves of job security (and clicks) by publishing our 4000th op-ed arguing that Donald Trump is a unique danger to the country and the world? And so self-censorship has become the norm.

What rules that remain at The Times are applied with extreme selectivity. If a person’s ideology is in keeping with the new orthodoxy, they and their work remain unscrutinized. Everyone else lives in fear of the digital thunderdome. Online venom is excused so long as it is directed at the proper targets.

Op-eds that would have easily been published just two years ago would now get an editor or a writer in serious trouble, if not fired. If a piece is perceived as likely to inspire backlash internally or on social media, the editor or writer avoids pitching it. If she feels strongly enough to suggest it, she is quickly steered to safer ground. And if, every now and then, she succeeds in getting a piece published that does not explicitly promote progressive causes, it happens only after every line is carefully massaged, negotiated and caveated.

It took the paper two days and two jobs to say that the Tom Cotton op-ed “fell short of our standards.” We attached an editor’s note on a travel story about Jaffa shortly after it was published because it “failed to touch on important aspects of Jaffa’s makeup and its history.” But there is still none appended to Cheryl Strayed’s fawning interview with the writer Alice Walker, a proud anti-Semite who believes in lizard Illuminati.

The paper of record is, more and more, the record of those living in a distant galaxy, one whose concerns are profoundly removed from the lives of most people. This is a galaxy in which, to choose just a few recent examples, the Soviet space program is lauded for its “diversity”; the doxxing of teenagers in the name of justice is condoned; and the worst caste systems in human history includes the United States alongside Nazi Germany.

 

Even now, I am confident that most people at The Times do not hold these views. Yet they are cowed by those who do. Why? Perhaps because they believe the ultimate goal is righteous. Perhaps because they believe that they will be granted protection if they nod along as the coin of our realm—language—is degraded in service to an ever-shifting laundry list of right causes. Perhaps because there are millions of unemployed people in this country and they feel lucky to have a job in a contracting industry.

Or perhaps it is because they know that, nowadays, standing up for principle at the paper does not win plaudits. It puts a target on your back. Too wise to post on Slack, they write to me privately about the “new McCarthyism” that has taken root at the paper of record.

All this bodes ill, especially for independent-minded young writers and editors paying close attention to what they’ll have to do to advance in their careers. Rule One: Speak your mind at your own peril. Rule Two: Never risk commissioning a story that goes against the narrative. Rule Three: Never believe an editor or publisher who urges you to go against the grain. Eventually, the publisher will cave to the mob, the editor will get fired or reassigned, and you’ll be hung out to dry.

For these young writers and editors, there is one consolation. As places like The Times and other once-great journalistic institutions betray their standards and lose sight of their principles, Americans still hunger for news that is accurate, opinions that are vital, and debate that is sincere. I hear from these people every day. “An independent press is not a liberal ideal or a progressive ideal or a democratic ideal. It’s an American ideal,” you said a few years ago. I couldn’t agree more. America is a great country that deserves a great newspaper.

None of this means that some of the most talented journalists in the world don’t still labor for this newspaper. They do, which is what makes the illiberal environment especially heartbreaking. I will be, as ever, a dedicated reader of their work. But I can no longer do the work that you brought me here to do—the work that Adolph Ochs described in that famous 1896 statement: “to make of the columns of The New York Times a forum for the consideration of all questions of public importance, and to that end to invite intelligent discussion from all shades of opinion.”

Ochs’s idea is one of the best I’ve encountered. And I’ve always comforted myself with the notion that the best ideas win out. But ideas cannot win on their own. They need a voice. They need a hearing. Above all, they must be backed by people willing to live by them.

Sincerely,

 

Bari

 

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A fantastic letter imo, this has been going on in our own country for quite some time as well.

At first it was only the federally funded CBC, then it seemed to become the "new norm" for Bell owned stations and Global to have the new not only try and explain what happened, it also told you what you should feel. The Toronto Star was always out in left field it seemed.

Second article I have read in this manner in recent weeks, gives me hope that all is not lost and that perhaps one day, people en mass, will begin to once again think for themselves.

That is not to much to hope for is it ???

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In a world of contrasts and polarization, one thing is for sure, some one is wrong. 

Is it FOX:

Trump is big winner and Sessions is big loser in Tuesday primaries, while Dems remain divided

The president’s current chances for reelection may be stronger than national polls indicate

Or is it CNN:

Trump offers denial and delusion as pandemic crisis overtakes his presidency

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The president’s current chances for reelection may be stronger than national polls indicate

All one has to do is search back at all the fear mongering that was going on in 2016. The Democrats and the compliant media are using the same tactics again. One would have thought they might have learned something from their last failure.  In reality all that’s been learned over the past 4 years is how DEEP the swamp really is. I don’t think Trump realized what he was going up against ......and other than simple legacy arguments, I wonder why he is even attempting to run again.
 

The exact same thing is happening in Canada with Trudeau. The difference is Canadian sheeple politely line up for the slaughter while Americans grab a gun and say up yours !

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