By now you have no doubt seen or heard the rant against President-elect Donald Trump issued by liberal actress Meryl Streep while receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes award show on Sunday. Liberal elites in Hollywood and the media have fallen all over themselves heralding Streep’s remarks as “courageous” and “brave” as she “spoke truth to power” by perpetuating already-debunked “fake news” and other such nonsense. But we apparently have a different definition for what constitutes courage in the face of adversity, and it generally doesn’t include ill-informed wealthy actors spouting off about that which they don’t
Comments: Article is heartbreaking but worth viewing and reading to the very last word.
While Im glad to see more and more conservative resources on the net to help communicate with those on the internet, I now cringe at headlines like the one used for this article and used on a DAILY basis by this source. There isnt a day that goes by that I dont see this site linked and liked on FB using the EXACT same headliner and the article itself ends up being just click bait.
While I feel heartbreak for what the subject of this article has had to go through, the site itself has actually done a tremendous disservice to him in the Click Bait Title. The author failed to demonstrate how exactly the suffering the soldier went through had in any way "destroyed" Meryl Streep. I dont know who these new journalists are or if titles like this one are part of this new class of click bait marketing dreamed up by people wanting to draw traffic to their site, but its as if these people have never heard of the ethics of journalism where the reader is led astray by a purported piece of "news." Come on people...havent we had enough of the LEFT doing this with the news?!
PLEASE FOR GOD´S SAKE SOMEONE STOP THE CLICK BAIT JOURNALISM. ITS HORRIBLE.
While the article title may be a little sensational, the article itself is accurate and worth reading.
The author implied that the soldier ´destroyed´ Meryl Streep because he had posted a silhouette of himself and his missing half arm and mutilated hand on his Twitter page on Jan. 9 with the words, "I too hope to one day be as courageous and selfless as Meryl Streep."
Wounded Warrior J.R. Salzman received his injuries 10 years ago and his treatment is ongoing. All of the Tweets that appeared in the article, describing his wounds and the Tweet mocking Meryl Streep´s definition of courage and sacrifice, appear on Solder Salzman´s Twitter page. The author of the article was just presenting the information that appeared on Soldier Salzman´s Twitter page, a public site for all to see. No one did Soldier Salzman a disservice - rather they gave his public Tweets more broad exposure and recognition.
At the time of the article, Soldier Salzman´s Tweet re Meryl Streep had received 7,538 likes and 4,662 people had re-Tweeted the soldier´s post. Imho, Soldier Salzman is not at all offended by the article nor by those numbers.
#5 in short BAD journalistic title ie tedious hyperbole. This is the click bait journalism that has taken over much of the conservative conversation on line. It is bad journalism, even if it is used to bring awareness of something important like this man´s story. It actually caused a disservice to him because the word "destroyed" is used in practically every article title now. And in my mind, destruction of a Leftwing tart like Streep would involve more than a picture on the internet. Destruction of Streep would involve taking away all her medals and sending her off to a deserted island someplace where she could live out the utopian fantasy she wants flyover people like you and me to live. So...Good Conservative site...BAD JOURNALISM to utilize click bait titles. Im sick of it. Its hurts to see that young man used that way.
Throughout the Obama administration, US officials illegally leaked top secret information about Israeli operations to the media The United States is sailing in uncharted waters today as the intelligence-security community wages an all-but-declared rebellion against President Donald Trump. Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein’s decision on Wednesday to appoint former FBI director Robert Mueller to serve as a special counsel charged with investigating allegations of “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump,” is the latest and so far most significant development in this grave saga.
All day Fox News hosts have spent a few minutes on air, remembering Roger Ailes, who died earlier today. One of the first anchors Ailes hired for the Fox News Channel, was Shepard Smith. Smith spent the first 13 minutes of his show sharing his memories of the man he’s known for more than 20 years: how Ailes supported him when he was being blackmailed, how Ailes embraced him and his partner by inviting them to their home, and the last time they spoke, just before Ailes resigned last summer: “Being in the public eye is rewarding but comes with
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I´ll say this for the suddenly departed FBI honcho James Comey: He´s caused enough cases of whiplash to collapse Obamacare before the end of the week. The left in particular likes its cardboard heroes and cartoon villains drawn in bright Sharpie colors, and Comey insists on jumping back and forth between one role and the other like a movie stuntman leaping the roofs from northbound to southbound train. Comey´s not going to charge Hillary? What a stand-up guy! The very model of a dedicated public servant! Comey´s re-opened the Hillary investigation? What a partisan hack! He´s just thrown the election to Trump!
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