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Conservatives Concerned Franken Ouster Will Lead to ‘Lynch Mob’ Mentality

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:17:41 +0000

Sen. Al Franken’s (D.-Minn.) resignation announcement on Thursday sparked a number of conservatives to complain that he had been “railroaded” and was the victim of a “lynch mob” while warning that this could open up the floodgates to other politicians being forced from office without having received due process. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich blasted Franken’s […](image)



NBC: Jobs Report So Good We Should Scrap Tax Cuts

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:17:15 +0000

The November jobs report released Friday had few negatives, so the mainstream media took another tack in suggesting the strong growth meant the tax cuts working their way through Congress were unnecessary. The country added 228,000 jobs, salaries inched up, as did hours worked per week in what was called an unexpectedly robust report. This […](image)



Washington Post: Franken’s Ouster a Long-Term Political Play

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:00:25 +0000

Democrats’ decision to force out Sen. Al Franken (D.-Minn.) over sexual misconduct allegations was as much about preparing another front in the war on President Trump as it was about claiming the moral high ground — but they may be regretting it already. “Shut out of power completely, [Democrats] are looking for a way out […](image)



New York Times Op-Ed Writer Blamed Matt Lauer and Others for Costing Hillary Clinton the White House

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:30:09 +0000

New York Times op-ed writer Jill Filipovic blamed Hillary Clinton’s electoral loss to Donald Trump on the sexual misconduct and misogyny of fired liberal and male journalists such as Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer and Mark Halperin. All three male journalists named above have been fired due to allegations of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment. Filipovic, […](image)



CNN Asked ‘Undercover Conservatives’ in Silicon Valley about Political Diversity

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:00:05 +0000

CNN reported that conservatives in Silicon Valley, where tech start-ups and companies like Google and Facebook operate, are feeling persecuted and isolated from their colleagues and fellow investors. The network quoted their anonymous sources, who feared public reprisal and professional ruin if their names were revealed. The bias against conservatives is real, the sources claimed, […](image)



Special Counsel’s ‘Pit Bull’ Once Congratulated Fired Interim FBI Chief Sally Yates for Criticizing Trump

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:00:01 +0000

Questions arise whether former FBI director Robert Mueller is running a non-partisan and fair investigation of the alleged collusion between the presidential campaign of Donald Trump and the Russian government. The most recent news is that Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog organization, published an e-mail that showed one of Mueller’s trusted colleagues, Andrew Weissmann (called […](image)



WaPo Calls for Republicans to Turn on Clarence Thomas

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:13:03 +0000

It’s time for conservatives to pony up one of their own in the war on sexual harassment, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas should be the guy, according to a piece Wednesday in the Washington Post. The “sickening tales” of misdeeds about Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K., Roy Moore, Kevin Spacey and others have “emboldened survivors […](image)



WaPo Rounds Up Anonymous Sources to Criticize Trump Over Embassy Move

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:04:06 +0000

The Washington Post followed a significant moment in the Trump administration with a story of unnamed advisers criticizing the move by their boss and touting the left-wing line. On Wednesday, after President Trump announced the U.S. was recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and beginning the process of moving the U.S. embassy there, the Post published […](image)



Liberals Complain About New Facebook Fact-Checking Partner The Weekly Standard

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:15:47 +0000

Confirming a rumor that had circulated for months, Facebook announced it has made conservative magazine the Weekly Standard its newest partner in its effort to fact-check news on the social media giants platform. The magazine will be the first conservative organization to partner with Facebook.  Other partners include reporters from the Associated Press and ABC […](image)



ABC News Misreports Manafort was Working on Op-Ed with Russian ‘Official’

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:30:29 +0000

ABC News first had the Brian Ross misreporting scandal, where Ross did not get the facts straight about President-Elect Trump directing retired General Michael Flynn to talk to the Russian government (Ross reported that then-candidate Trump made the decision, which would violate American law), and now had a minor reporting issue on social media. On […](image)