Where does transparency meet irresponsibility? Right at the line that BuzzFeed’s editor Ben Smith approached Tuesday and decided to step over in the name of serving citizens’ best interests.With caveats and explanations aplenty, Smith published a 35-page “dossier” — actually just a bunch of scurrilous allegations dressed up as an intelligence report meant to damage Donald Trump.Smith said he did so because his, and BuzzFeed’s, preference and philosophy is, essentially, “When in doubt, publish.” But at many other news organizations, the rule is caution: “When in doubt, leave it out.” In this case, the doubt should have prevailed. News organizations and
When will the msm hold an awards party for the BuzzFeed reporter who reported this "fake but accurate" garbage like they did for Dan Rather? Despite these tepid repudiations from the msm they are secretly over joyed that this got out. I´m sure they regret not releasing it right before the election now but they were so confident hillary would win in a landslide that they didn´t - no need for the October surprise this time. How I loathe the msm.
The constant and continual drumbeat of the agenda pushers never waivers as long as they can find true believers to keep pushing the lies.
They took a stab at trying to trump TRUMP by getting unvetted material and making a drive by charge like TRUMP did with Ted Cruz, and it backfired.
They were hoping to slide it through like they do most of their crap, but it failed, and like Hitlery and the DNC rigging the primary against Bernie, Senator McPain failed to weaken TRUMP in a RINO battle for control of the country.
Notice how all the supposedly legitimate media have jumped onboard the Buzzfeed lead. How convenient. They pretend, now that Buzzfeed has put their libelous article out there, to write these follow-on articles in an analytical manner, but in fact they´re using it to further broadcast the content with impunity.
Nice try. Nobody is buying it. Fake news. Enemedia.
A former State Department IT technician who set up Hillary Clinton´s private email server in her home may face criminal charges for avoiding multiple subpoenas to testify on Clinton´s email server. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter on Thursday to Attorney General Jeff Session asking that Bryan Pagliano be charged for ignoring multiple subpoenas requesting that he testify before the Oversight Committee. Pagliano was responsible for managing Clinton´s private server and also served as a senior adviser to the former secretary of state.
Nearly 2,000 people are believed to have died from opioid overdoses last year in Massachusetts, a record tally of death and suffering that came despite widespread public and private campaigns to stanch the state’s addiction crisis.A state Department of Public Health report released Friday showed that opioids were confirmed as the cause of 1,465 deaths and suspected in 514 additional deaths. Opioids killed or were suspected of killing five times more people than died in car crashes.The main culprit appeared to be the drug fentanyl, which was present in an increasing number of cases, even as heroin-related deaths declined. Illegal
On Friday, President Donald Trump and his entourage will jet for the third straight weekend to a working getaway at his oceanfront Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.On Saturday, Trump’s sons Eric and Don Jr., with their Secret Service details in tow, will be nearly 8,000 miles away in the United Arab Emirates, attending the grand opening of a Trump-brand golf resort in the ‘‘Beverly Hills of Dubai.’’ Meanwhile, New York police will keep watch outside the Trump Tower in Manhattan, the chosen home of first lady Melania Trump and son Barron. And the tiny township of Bedminster, New Jersey, is Source corrected
The State Department under Rex Tillerson, who has been among President Trump’s least visible Cabinet officials and is still lacking much of his senior staff, is undergoing further shrinkage in its upper echelons, according to current and former U.S. officials. Kristie Kenney, a three-time ambassador and career Foreign Service officer who has served as State Department counselor for the past year, has been told that her services are no longer needed in that job and that her staff is to be reassigned. The offices of counselor, who provides strategic guidance to the secretary, and the empty slot of deputy secretary for
President Trump’s national security adviser wants to fight not just Islamic terrorists but the “radical ideology of Islam,” and he plans to do it from the grass roots up, starting with our children at schools while also using social media.Dealing with the global Islamist threat on a tactical level through drone strikes and arrests hasn’t worked, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn argues, according to his largely overlooked 2016 book, “The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies.” He wants to combat it more broadly, using informational warfare, among other things, on
Washington — Now, stacked on the Trump tower of petrifying things we have to worry about — war with Iran, war with China, war with Mexico, war with Islam, war with koala bears — there is yet another looming disaster.The East Wing is perilously behind in planning for the Easter Egg Roll. Is the White House dropping the ball — or rather, the ovoid? As our omnipresent new president hijacked our reality, the first lady vanished, sparking headlines for nary a glimpse in D.C. since the inaugural.Just as there is a gush of leaks from the resistance in the federal
Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos said Wednesday that the riot that canceled his planned speech at the University of California-Berkeley was "heavily ironic and very, I think, self-defeating for the social justice left."Yiannopoulos´ planned talk was scrapped after violent protesters hurled smoke bombs, broke windows and started a bonfire outside the student union where he was to appear."No one’s safety is at risk from different opinions," Yiannopoulos told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" in a phone interivew. "No one’s physical safety is endangered by political ideas from a speaker on campus, but universities have sort of allowed this stuff to happen, and even
WASHINGTON — President Trump takes medication for three ailments, including a prostate-related drug to promote hair growth, Mr. Trump’s longtime physician, Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, said in a series of recent interviews. The other drugs are antibiotics to control rosacea, a common skin problem, and a statin for elevated blood cholesterol and lipids.Dr. Bornstein, who spoke by telephone in four interviews over the past month, also said that Mr. Trump takes a daily baby aspirin to reduce the risk of a heart attack. Over all, he pronounced Mr. Trump healthy and his medical care “as exactly up to date.” Dr. Bornstein granted
Activists protested on Saturday the detention of two Iraqi citizens at New York City´s JFK airport, one day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US.New York taxi drivers have their own response to President Donald Trump´s immigration ban: A strike.As protests continue to break out across major U.S. airports Saturday night following President Trump´s immigration ban, taxi drivers at New York´s John F. Kennedy International Airport have gone on strike.
Linda Sarsour, one of the organizers behind Saturday’s Women’s March, being held in Washington, D.C., was recently spotted at a large Muslim convention in Chicago posing for pictures with an accused financier for Hamas, the terrorist group.Sarsour, the head of the Arab American Association of New York and an Obama White House “Champion of Change,” was speaking at last month’s 15th annual convention of the Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America. While there, she posed for a picture with Salah Sarsour, a member of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee and former Hamas operative who was jailed in
Protesters made themselves heard in the nation’s capital Friday, leaving a trail of damage along some city blocks, disrupting security checkpoints at President Donald Trump’s inauguration, and clashing with police as Trump supporters tried to celebrate. As people poured into the city to watch Trump sworn in as the 45th president, they encountered protesters across the area throughout the day. Many of the demonstrations were nonviolent, with people holding signs that spoke to their causes and concerns. One protest even took on a carnival atmosphere, with puppets, stilt walkers and a giant inflatable elephant wearing a sign that read “racism.”
WASHINGTON -The FBI and five other law enforcement and intelligence agencies have collaborated for months in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the November election, including whether money from the Kremlin covertly aided President-elect Donald Trump, two people familiar with the matter said.The agencies involved in the inquiry are the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Justice Department, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of the director of national intelligence, the sources said.Investigators are examining how money may have moved from the Kremlin to covertly help Trump win, the two sources said. One of
Across the country Wednesday — organizers hope — women will skip out on work to send a message to the world. The idea is to show solidarity among women everywhere by demonstrating how poorly the world would work without female workers in the labor force or the home front. Some of the same people who organized the Women’s March on Washington the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration are promoting the general strike.
Dear Red-State Trump Voter, Let’s face it, guys: We’re done. For more than 80 years now, we—the residents of what some people like to call Blue America, but which I prefer to think of as the United States of We Pay Our Own Damn Way—have shelled out far more in federal tax monies than we took in. We have funded massive infrastructure projects in your rural counties, subsidized your schools and your power plants and your nursing homes, sent you entire industries, and simultaneously absorbed the most destitute, unskilled, and oppressed portions of your populations, white and black alike. All
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to stop the Defense Department from killing about 8,500 goats and pigs a year in medical training exercises designed to prepare troops for combat. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., and Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., introduced a bill on Tuesday that would require the military to use only "human-based methods" to train service members to treat injuries sustained on the battlefield and end the use of "live tissue training," in which troops stab or shoot pigs and goats to simulate the treatment of combat trauma, by Oct. 1, 2020. Johnson told the
In the New York Post on Wednesday, a political cartoon appeared mocking Obama’s lawyerly denial of his administration’s investigation of Trump-Russia ties. The cartoon has Obama saying: “Nobody in the White House ever ordered a wiretap of the individual named Donald Trump by my specific direction during daylight hours via a normal surveillance request that I actually signed by hand with an official presidential pen.” The cartoon captures the public’s skepticism of Obama and its capacity for understanding the upshot of Trump’s tweets. It is no wonder that Obama this week planted stories in the press to the effect that he
Stung by recent election defeats, Democrats are leading the charge to lower the voting age to 17, with a little help from liberal billionaire George Soros. In California, Democratic legislators introduced this week a landmark bill, ACA 10, that would give the Golden State the nation’s youngest statewide voting age by lowering the threshold from 18 to 17 in the name of reversing the slide in voter turnout. “Young people are our future,” said Democratic Assembly member Evan Low, the measure’s sponsor. “Lowering the voting age will help give them a voice in the democratic process and instill a lifelong
Richard Gere arrives in Israel rude, tactless and boorish When you come as a visitor to another country the first rule is to behave respectfully and politely. After all, you are a guest in someone else’s home. Richard Gere, on a trip to Israel this week to promote his latest film, chose rudeness. All that money, all that fame, and no class. He lectured the Israelis. Why not? When it comes to Israel, everybody has a say, everybody has a plan, everybody is an expert, and nobody worries about insulting the Jewish people. We expect it from France, the UN and most of the
A new poll from Quinnipiac University has a splashy finding: A majority of people think Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath and should resign — 52 percent and 51 percent, according to the poll. I was a little surprised by this. And upon further inspection, there are a few reasons for skepticism. First of all, the question Quinnipiac asked doesn´t include Sessions´s actual response — nor does it include the actual question Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) asked him. Sessions has argued that the context of the exchange is relevant here; he said that his meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey
If you were to come across someone who cried in the streets, who saw the world in terms of black and white and made death threats against strangers, who cowered in a special room and made public displays of naked self-harm and blood letting, you might conclude that they were suffering from a personality disorder. All these symptoms can be found in the High Conflict Personality Disorder category known as Axis II in DSMV, including Anti-Social PD, Histrionic PD, Paranoid PD, Narcissistic PD, and Borderline PD. Alternatively, you might reason that these are the everyday behaviors of the modern Social Justice Warrior
MELANIA TRUMP left husband Donald at home yesterday to host a ladies luncheon in honour of International Women’s Day yesterday, and opted to wear a black, sleeveless Ralph Lauren for the occasion. The event took place in the State Dining Room at the White House, where it was also announced there would be an Easter Egg Roll this year, to take place on Monday, April 17. The first lady’s Ralph Lauren number was slimline, reaching down to the knee. and featured leather cuffs around the shoulders. She chose a smoky black eye to go with the dress a nude lip,
President Trump frequently takes shots at NBC whenever he goes on the attack against the media, though NBC News Chairman Andy Lack says that his network will not shy away from covering the new administration. Lack appeared at a Tuesday conference at New York’s IESE Business School, where he talked about the climate of journalism and how Trump frequently blasts critical media outlets as “fake news.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lack said the media is used to having rough relationships with presidents, and Trump is hardly the first to refer to journalists as enemies. “We’re not the opposition party
A key environmental justice leader at the Environmental Protection Agency has resigned, saying that a recent budget proposal to defund such work would harm the people who most rely on the EPA. Mustafa Ali, a senior advisor and assistant associate administrator for environmental justice, has served more than two decades at the agency, working to ease the burden of air and water pollution in hundreds of poor, minority communities nationwide. He helped found the EPA’s environmental justice office during the early 1990s and became a key adviser to agency administrators under Republican and Democratic presidents.
Hillary Clinton encouraged women to keep fighting the good fight in a Snapchat video Wednesday. Sporting a red top and a brand new bob, Clinton told women to, ´Stand up. Resist. Run for office. Be a champion.´ The International Women´s Day message declared ´every issue a woman´s issue,´ although Clinton directed her followers to Planned Parenthood, education health care and jobs. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO (Video/Photos) Clinton hasn´t put her name on any specific project since her unexpected exit from politics in November. A former board member of her family´s foundation, the losing presidential candidate hasn´t decided whether she´ll go