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Louisville Paper And USA Today: Vandalized ‘Kill NRA’ Billboard Is Only a ‘Callout’

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:02:00 +0000

Tuesday at the Louisville Courier Journal, part of Gannett’s USA Today network, two reporters claimed that whoever vandalized a prominent billboard in that city to read “Kill the NRA” had “called out” the gun-rights group. David Harten and Darcy Costello never described the billboard as what it was while it was briefly visible: a violent [...]



Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (022118)

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:00:18 +0000

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.



Positivity: It’s a miracle — Lourdes healing officially declared supernatural

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:55:20 +0000

From Lourdes, France: Feb 12, 2018 / 02:00 pm A miracle was officially recognized at the Marian shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France this week, the 70th Lourdes miracle recognized by the Catholic Church. The miracle was officially declared by Bishop Jacques Benoit-Gonin of Beauvais, France on Feb. 11, the World Day of [...]



Newsweek’s Unhinged Nina Burleigh: ‘Alt-Right Bot Network’ Caused Al Franken’s Downfall

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:07:31 +0000

Monday at what remains of Newsweek, Nina Burleigh hysterically claimed that “An Alt-Right Bot Network Took Down Al Franken.” Her erroneous timeline didn’t match actual history, rendering her headlined contention false. The substance of Newsweek’s clickbait headline predictably failed to survive the content’s opening (link is to original version, before a major correction discussed later): White nationalist [...]



Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (022018)

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:00:17 +0000

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.



Positivity: ‘The President Saved My Life’ — Trump Meets Cancer Survivor Who He Gave $10K

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:55:09 +0000

From Washington (HT Gateway Pundit): Published at 6:14 PM EST on Feb 9, 2018 | Updated at 8:23 AM EST on Feb 10, 2018 “I thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Don Bouvet told President Donald Trump Don Bouvet wore a suit for the second time in his life Friday, when he visited [...]



Fake News: CBS’s Report on Things Harder to Get Than a Gun

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:49:44 +0000

On Monday, CBS News tried to claim that buying a gun is easier in Florida than purchasing several household items, obtaining a marriage license, or getting medical marijuana. Glaring errors in its comparisons rendered its effort a fake-news failure. CBS’s tweet concentrated on cold medicine (HT Twitchy): The title of the network’s video is “Three things harder to [...]



CNN’s Richard Quest Won’t Believe Mass Shootings, Murders Exceed U.S. in Most European Countries

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:58:13 +0000

On Thursday, CNN’s Richard Quest had a heated discussion with Gun Owners of America head Eric Pratt. Pratt punctured the establishment press-held myth that gun-controlling countries in Europe are meccas of safety. Quest didn’t handle it well. Quest opened by pretending to avoid debating gun control, given that the two men’s positions are irreconcilable. He [...]



Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (021918)

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:00:19 +0000

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.



Positivity: Brain-dead woman kept alive on life support delivers healthy baby

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:55:47 +0000

From Boise, Idaho, via LifeSite News: February 14, 2018 An Idaho woman declared brain dead after suffering a stroke gave her son a chance at life. Malinda Figueroa gave birth to Christopher Ruben Figueroa on February 4 at 23 weeks. The baby, who remains in the NICU, weighed 1 lb., 1 oz. and arrived shortly [...]



CNN Edits Interview to Make Goldman Sachs Head Appear Worried About ‘Overheaing’

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:11:22 +0000

A current CNN mission is throwing cold water on the economy — even if doing so involves misleadingly editing interviews. When Goldman Sachs Chairman Lloyd Blankfein told Christine Romans Wednesday that “I haven’t felt this good since 2006″ about the economy, Romans said, “That’s not what I want to hear.” Meanwhile, CNN’s editors ensured that the interview [...]



Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (021818)

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:00:19 +0000

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.



Positivity: A JROTC Freshman Sacrificed Himself To Help Classmates Escape During Florida Shooting

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:55:25 +0000

From Parkland, Florida: February 16, 2018 When an expelled former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, Peter Wang used the last minutes of his life to help save his fellow students. According to witnesses, the 15-year-old freshman member of the school’s JROTC program “was holding a [...]



Laura Ingraham: ‘Shame on You, California,’ As Sanctuary State Defiance Endangers Lives

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:23:41 +0000

In the final Friday segment of The Ingraham Angle, Fox News’s Laura Ingraham focused much-needed attention on the public safety impact of California’s refusal to cooperate with ICE’s attempts to deport predominantly criminal illegal aliens in that state. Leveraging a Department of Homeland Security press release identifying the dangers the sanctuary state’s policies have created [...]



Minneapolis TV Station’s Reporters Puzzled by More Guns, Less Crime in the Gopher State

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:28:54 +0000

Thursday, Minneapolis station WCCO reported on guns and crime in Minnesota. Anchor Frank Vascellaro’s introduction: “More people are carrying guns than ever before, but the crime rate remains low.” Imagine that. On-the-ground reporter Pat Kessler also treated more guns and less crime as paradoxical. Reporting on crime and guns has been infested with the “Fox [...]