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Nov 22 10:01

TOP GERMAN JUDGES SLAM EU PLANS TO CREATE GLOBAL COURT TO ENFORCE CORPORATE SOVEREIGNTY

A few weeks ago, we wrote how many -- even the US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer -- seem to think it's time for corporate sovereignty, also called "investor-state dispute settlement" (ISDS), to go. For some reason the European Commission disagrees. As Techdirt readers may recall, after receiving a bloody nose in a public consultation about corporate sovereignty, the Commission announced to great fanfare that it was "replacing" ISDS with something called the Investment Court System (ICS). In fact, this amounted to little more than putting lipstick on the ISDS pig, since ICS suffered from the same fundamental flaw: it gave companies unique rights to sue countries in a supra-national court. The EU is still plugging away at the ICS idea, and it now wants to go further by creating a truly global corporate sovereignty system enforced by a new Multilateral Investment Court (pdf), an initiative formally launched a couple of months ago:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Corporations need less power, not more, in the scheme of things; and particularly in the realm of computer/telecom product issues, when the products don't work, they do not need governmental protection, as this industry is no longer in its infancy.

Nov 22 09:40

JFK assassination +54 years = overwhelming, irrefutable comprehensive proof killers were .01% US illegal rogue state empire demanding arrests in 2017 of ongoing murder accomplices after the fact

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Kerry Cassidy’s outstanding 2-hour interview of JFK assassination experts Professor James Fetzer, Ole Dammegard, and Paladin:

My 2016 interview with President John F. Kennedy: who assassinated me and why, American public’s opportunity today to cause peace:

Nov 22 09:19

Teen Vogue Writer: I'm 'Not At All Concerned' About 'Innocent Men' Losing Jobs Over False Rape Claims

Teen Vogue columnist Emily Lindin, the founder of the "UnSlut Project," said Tuesday that she's "not at all concerned" about explicitly "innocent men" losing their jobs over false sexual assault so long as it helps in "undoing the patriarchy."

Nov 22 08:22

John Lasseter Taking Six-Month Leave from Pixar Amid Harassment Allegations

Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios and DisneyToon Studios acknowledges ‘missteps’ and that he possibly made coworkers feel ‘disrespected or uncomfortable.’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, John, John, John...

Nov 22 07:50

Google: 'No Concrete Plans' to De-Rank Content of Russian Media

Schmidt did not comment on whether engineering a software to hide information could be seen as amounting to censorship. Giving insight on the capabilities of the new algorithm, the official did merely indicate that it would be able to detect "repetitive, exploitative, false, and weaponized" information.

In the meantime, a representative of Google has told Sputnik that tech giant had no concrete plans to de-rank Russian media, including the RT and Sputnik news outlets.

Nov 22 07:36

Harvard Business School: "Integrity" missing element of economics today

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Harvard's Michael Jensen and innovative thinker Werner Erhard team for this paper: Putting integrity into finance: a purely positive approach

Abstract:

Nov 21 13:05

Flashback. Sexual Predators Hall of Fame Moment : Kevin Spacey on Charlie Rose Show Talking About Bill Clinton !

Flashback. What could be better than a Charlie Rose show with Kevin Spacey as a guest : talking about his close relationship with Bill Clinton! Historians may never know who was a bigger sexual harasser Charlie Rose, Bill Clinton, or Kevin Spacey??

Nov 21 12:39

Google’s Eric Schmidt, arbiter of news, has long history with Obama & Clinton

Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, announced that his company will 'de-rank' RT's articles online, calling them propaganda. Is he concerned for the integrity of news, or are his motives more partisan?

The 62-year-old, with an estimated wealth of $11.1 billion, has never hidden his political leanings, jumping straight into Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign long before she officially announced her candidacy. In one of John Podesta's leaked emails, the long-time Clinton confidant and chairman of her presidential campaign told her soon-to-be campaign manager Robby Mook that he had met with Schmidt in April 2014, more than a year before Clinton told the American public that she was hoping to become their next president.

Nov 21 12:08

CNN Trolled into Oblivion by LaVar Ball

Nov 21 10:58

US Airstrike In Somalia Kills More Than 100 al-Shabab Militants

More than 100 al-Shabaab militants were killed Tuesday in the latest US airstrike in Somalia the Pentagon announced, the latest in a series of strikes against the al Qaeda affiliated group and ISIS fighters in the war-torn country meant to support the local government. The strike occurred 125 miles northwest of the capital of Mogadishu, and was the 29th such strike since the start of 2017, and 7th since November 9.

The Pentagon released the following statement commemorating the latest airstrike:

U.S. Conducts Airstrike in Support of the Federal Government of Somalia

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Somalia against an al-Shabaab camp on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at approximately 10:30 a.m. local Somalia time, killing more than 100 militants. The operation occurred 125 miles northwest of the capital, Mogadishu.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government is in Somalia for the same reason it has garrisoned so much of the rest of the planet; to regime-change its government to a more Western/US centric government; expropriate its resources, to which the US govenment and those corporations which own it have utterly no moral right; and to insure that these goods are only sold to countries of which we approve, and only for US dollars.

Nov 21 10:44

#Lame: Newsweek Compares Donald Trump to Charles Manson

Newsweek compares Charles Manson with Donald Trump in an article all the while insisting it does no such thing.

Nov 21 09:03

MSNBC's Kasie Hunt Apologizes For Saying Rand Paul Assault Is 'One Of My Favorite Stories'

MSNBC host Kasie Hunt apologized Monday for saying the violent assault on Rand Paul which left him with six broken ribs and a pleural effusion was "one of my favorite stories."

Nov 21 08:33

'Scoop' based on Moscow rumors, another low in British media coverage of Russia

But, of course, none of these “insiders” have names. Which means we have to take The Independent’s word for it. Confidence is reduced midway through the lengthy piece when the report contradicts itself. Citing “one high-level source,” the writer tells us “Mr. Putin likes the unexpected; and when he makes changes, he will confer with no one.”

This is brain busting stuff. Because if Putin confers with nobody before making changes, then the only way Oliver Carroll’s story could be true is if he spoke to the Russian president himself. And he’d make an extremely unlikely confidant of Putin.

So who are the actual named sources here?

Nov 21 08:31

Google Executive Says New Algorithm Will Hide RT, Sputnik Articles

Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet, announced Saturday that the company will "engineer" algorithms that will make it harder for articles from Sputnik News and RT to appear on the Google News service.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stop using Google News service.

Nov 21 08:21

CBS’ 60 Minutes Program Ignores US Complicity in Yemen Crisis

The venerated US television program “60 Minutes” reported on the crisis in Yemen on Sunday, pointing out if “you keep going like you’re going, there’s not going to be anybody left, all the children are going to be dead.”

The CBS program, however, left out the fact that the US is providing crucial material support for Saudi Arabia’s atrocities in Yemen.

Nov 21 07:57

Flashback: Sex Abuser Charlie Rose Shames Steve Bannon and Ridicules President Trump for Billy Bush Tape

President Trump and Steve Bannon responded to the Bush tape by having a press conference in St. Louis a few days later on a Sunday shortly before the 2nd debate with Hillary Clinton.

President Trump did what no politician has ever done – he hit back – HARD – and Bannon had much to do with it.

On that Sunday President Trump invited the media to a pre-debate presser. The media was non- stop about the video claiming Trump was finished. The reporters thought they were going to a pre-debate photo op with Donald Trump. They walked in on Trump sitting with Clinton rape victims. Trump held a presser with Paula Jones, Kathy Shelton, Juanita Broaddrick & Kathleen Willey—

TRUMP PUNKED THE PRESS!

Nov 21 07:30

HuffPo Memory-Holes Piece Blasting Al Franken’s Alleged Victims as Partisan Liars

Since HuffPo disappeared its piece, Lindsay Menz, a Texas woman, has come forward with the claim that Franken groped her in 2010 while he was a sitting senator.

Nov 20 17:57

The Independent 'live streamed' space vid recorded in 2015

For reasons unknown, on Sunday The Independent "live streamed" footage from space that was more than two years old.

Nov 20 16:33

Harvard Experiment Finds Large Effects From Small News Outlets

Even small publishers have a large effect on the national discourse, according to a new paper published in Science on the effects of news. “Exposure to the news media,” the study states, “causes Americans to take public stands on specific issues, join national policy conversations, and express themselves publicly.”

The research aims to quantify the effect of news media. Put in terms that are increasingly common when talking about journalism: What is the impact of news organizations?

The act of publishing news is influential in still-surprising and robust ways.

Nov 20 11:27

NYT's Glenn Thrush Suspended, Accused Of Sexually Harassing Young Journalists

Vox interviewed multiple women who alleged sexual misconduct against Thrush, including unwanted groping and kissing.

Nov 20 10:15

MSNBC Panelist: White Men 'Pose the Biggest Threat to Americans'

According to MSNBC panelist Jamira Burley, it's "documented and verified" that white men "pose the biggest threat to Americans every single day."

Nov 20 09:29

Broaddrick: ‘Great Epiphany’ About Bill Clinton Should Have Happened 20 Years Ago

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” Bill Clinton accusers Paula Jones and Juanita Broaddrick stated they were skeptical about the sincerity of those on the left who have recently come out against Bill Clinton.

Jones said, “Well, it’s a little bit too late for that now, isn’t it? So, it makes you wonder if they really, truly mean what they say. Because us women did not get any kind of help whatsoever from any of those liberal women. They ridiculed us. We were called all kind of names. We were not believed. And I just — I hope that it’s true that they think that now, but I don’t know that it’s — that I believe it.”

Broaddrick stated, “It’s absolutely disgusting, Laura. This great epiphany, that should have occurred 20 years ago, coming about now is — I should feel ecstatic about it, but I don’t. I feel very disappointed that they waited two decades to do this.”

Nov 20 08:36

Brennan and Clapper: Elder Statesmen of the Intelligence Community or “Serial Fabricators”?

In other words, after an arduous 12 month-long investigation involving both Houses of Congress, a Special Counsel, and a small army of high-paid Washington attorneys, the only straw Brennan has found to hold on to, is a few innocuous advertisements posted on Facebook and Twitter that had no noticeable impact on the election at all. That’s a very weak foundation upon which to build a case for foreign espionage or presidential collusion. It’s hard not to conclude that the public has been seriously misled by the leaders of this campaign.

Nov 20 07:57

US Media Focuses Exclusivly On Sex Allegations

The growing allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican US Senate candidate Roy Moore highlights the double standards in Washington and is distracting attention from the Trump administration’s military interventions around the world, a former US Senate candidate says.

Nov 20 07:41

Guardian, NYT Paint Power-Grabbing Saudi Dictator As Roguish, Visionary ‘Reformer’

Two weeks ago, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman carried out a brutal crackdown on his political opponents, arresting dozens of high-ranking relatives, kidnapping the prime minister of Lebanon, and seeing eight of his political rivals die in a convenient helicopter crash. The “consolidation of power” by the de facto Saudi ruler comes as his government ramps up its siege of Yemen and gets even closer to its US sponsor, thanks to a Trump’s dopey love affair with—and direct assistance of—the regime.

Nov 19 09:12

US Media Focuses Exclusivly On Sex Allegations

The growing allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican US Senate candidate Roy Moore highlights the double standards in Washington and is distracting attention from the Trump administration’s military interventions around the world, a former US Senate candidate says.

Nov 19 08:30

Trusted fact-checker? Politifact duped by Bergdahl satire piece, tediously explains why it’s fake

One of the top fact-checking websites, tasked with combatting the spread of fake news by the paragons of Silicon Valley virtue, Google and Facebook, has knowingly fact-checked a satirical website.

In either a gross misuse of time and resources, a lame attempt at some kind of meta-satire or some truly cynical and condescending journalism, the article, entitled: "No, Bowe Bergdahl didn't wander off during court," was published Thursday November 16 by Politifact as a debunk of a piece on the Duffel Blog from October.

Nov 18 12:47

US Media Focuses Exclusivly On Sex Allegations

The growing allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican US Senate candidate Roy Moore highlights the double standards in Washington and is distracting attention from the Trump administration’s military interventions around the world, a former US Senate candidate says.

Nov 18 09:33

NBC News executive ousted over 'inappropriate conduct' with female employees

Matt Zimmerman, the executive in charge of booking for NBC News, has been fired for what the company called “inappropriate conduct” with female employees at the network.

“We have recently learned that Matt Zimmerman engaged in inappropriate conduct with more than one woman at [parent company NBCUniversal], which violated company policy. As a result he has been dismissed,” an NBC News representative said in a statement.

Women at NBC News brought Zimmerman’s alleged behavior to the attention of the company amid the heightened attention on sexual harassment that has resulted from the allegations brought against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, comedian Louis C.K., director Brett Ratner, NPR executive Michael Oreskes and a host of media and entertainment industry names.

Nov 18 08:57

THE DEMISE OF DISSENT: WHY THE WEB IS BECOMING HOMOGENIZED

The systemic erosion of advert revenues for everyone other than FB and Google is evident everywhere: for example, BuzzFeed Set to Miss Revenue Target, Signaling Turbulence in Media Prospects for a 2018 initial public offering by the high-profile publisher now appear remote.

Digital publisher BuzzFeed is on track to miss its revenue target this year by a significant amount, the latest sign that troubles in the online-ad business are making it tough for new-media upstarts to live up to lofty expectations.

Nov 17 16:47

'Not Actually Groping': NBC's Kasie Hunt Runs Cover For Al Franken

NBC News corespondent and prominent #MeToo supporter Kasie Hunt ran cover for admitted sexual predator Al Franken on MSNBC Thursday, insisting his groping of journalist Leeann Tweeden is "not actually groping."

Nov 17 16:47

'He Was Just A Comedian': CNN's Gloria Borger Dismisses Al Franken Groping Scandal

Al Franken's groping needs to be taken in "context," because "he was just a comedian," so says CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger.

Nov 17 16:36

Guardian, NYT Paint Power-Grabbing Saudi Dictator As Roguish, Visionary ‘Reformer’

Two weeks ago, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman carried out a brutal crackdown on his political opponents, arresting dozens of high-ranking relatives, kidnapping the prime minister of Lebanon, and seeing eight of his political rivals die in a convenient helicopter crash. The “consolidation of power” by the de facto Saudi ruler comes as his government ramps up its siege of Yemen and gets even closer to its US sponsor, thanks to a Trump’s dopey love affair with—and direct assistance of—the regime.

Nov 17 15:32

‘There’s All Kinds Of People Who Have Their Snouts In The Trough Here’

Establishment media cover poverty sometimes, sometimes in a compassionate and compelling way. And they cover wealth and the rich, sometimes, sometimes in a thoughtful and critical way. When the discussion called for is about the relationship between the two, the limits of media’s spotlight approach are salient. Such a case may be presented by the Paradise Papers, a trove of some 13 million documents leaked to German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and then shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, that describes various tax-hiding and avoidance schemes used by politicians and celebrities, along with corporations.

Nov 17 12:08

Russia Names The 9 US News Outlets It Will Retaliate Against

The Kremlin denies meddling in the election and has said the restrictions on Russian broadcasters in the US amount to an attack on free speech. After the US forced RT to register, Kremlin spokespeople hinted that the government had a “surprise” retaliation at the ready.

Nov 17 11:32

Buzzfeed’s revenue to fall $70M short of target

BuzzFeed’s expected IPO is now expected to be MIA.

The 11-year-old digital publisher once famous for lightweight “listicles” will likely push back plans to go public next year, as it has fallen heavily behind projected revenue growth, according to a report on Thursday.

Revenue in 2017 is expected to come in $70 million short of the $350 million target.

The BuzzFeed board, upset at revenue plans coming off the rails, convened a recent board meeting that “took management to task,” according to The Wall Street Journal (paywall), which first reported on the forecasted revenue shortfall.

Nov 17 10:04

CNN, NBC Pundits Defend Al Franken Over Groping Scandal

Mainstream media pundits on both CNN and NBC defended Senator Al Franken after a photo emerged of him groping a woman, with CNN’s Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger pardoning the behavior because Franken “was just a comedian”.

Nov 17 09:23

OSCE condemns labeling media as 'foreign agents' – but only after Russia did it

The OSCE has finally paid attention to the issue of media outlets being labeled “foreign agents” and condemned this practice. The organization only took notice after Moscow's retaliatory move to RT being targeted in the US.

“Branding media entities as ‘foreign agents’ is a dangerous practice, as it can narrow the space for freedom of the media,” said Harlem Desir, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media, in a statement on Thursday. The official then expressed his “concern” about measures taken by the US and Russia “requiring the media entities from other countries to register themselves as ‘foreign agents.’”

Nov 17 08:54

The FCC just repealed a 42-year-old rule blocking broadcast media mergers

Federal regulators rolled back decades-old rules on Thursday, making it far easier for media outlets to be bought and sold — potentially leading to more newspapers, radio stations and television broadcasters being owned by a handful of companies.

Nov 16 16:31

The Adventures of Creepy Joe Biden: Serial Young Girl-Toucher

As I wrote on Wednesday, the biggest media hoax going right now is this sudden contrition over the shielding of Bill Clinton for 25 years against numerous allegations that ranged from sexual harassment to flat-out rape.

There are two reasons we know this is just another fake news wave of media BS. The first is that this very same media is right now shielding Democrat Senator Bob Menendez from the allegations he had sex with underage prostitutes. The second is creepy Joe Biden, the serial young girl-toucher.

For just one moment set aside your personal political beliefs and imagine the media reaction if President Trump, or any Republican, was photographed doing this:

Nov 16 16:19

Media Goes Insane After POTUS Drinks From Water Bottle

The latest example of Trump derangement syndrome, the world’s media en mass published mocking stories after the President paused during a speech to drink from a water bottle.

Nov 16 16:12

With Massive Handouts To Sinclair, FCC Clears Path For A New Wave Of Media Consolidation

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to erase several longstanding media-ownership limits that prevented one broadcast company from controlling too much media in a single market.

Nov 16 15:22

MSNBC Rips Fellow Democrat Gloria Allred for Possibly Tainting Moore Accusations

We love it when the Left eats its own. On Wednesday, it was bon apetit family style, as MSNBC’s MTP Daily tore into notorious ambulance chaser Gloria Allred.

The feast on feminist Allred was due to her representing Beverly Young Nelson, accuser of Alabama Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore. Young has charged that Moore assaulted her in a parked car when he was District Attorney of Etowah County and she was a waitress at a local restaurant. The alleged incident occurred 40 years ago, when she was 16 and he was in this thirties. Moore has vehemently denied any wrongdoing, saying, “I never did what she said I did…I don’t even know the woman. I don’t know anything about her.” Moore’s attorney, along with Alabama Republicans, held a press conference Wednesday in support of Moore and in an attempt to discredit Young's claims.

Nov 16 14:32

NYT’s Campus Free Speech Coverage Focuses 7-To-1 On The Right

Over the past 18 months, the New York Times has dedicated 21 columns and articles to the subject of conservatives’ free speech on campus, while only three covered the silencing of college liberals or leftists. A review of Times articles, columns, op-eds and reports shows a clear emphasis on documenting and condemning perceived suppression of conservative voices at American universities, while rarely mentioning harassment campaigns against professors and/or the criminalization of causes such as the pro-Palestinian BDS (Boycott Divestment Sanctions) movement.

Nov 16 14:20

‘This Is What Joseph Stalin Would Do’

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough addressed reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was considering appointing a special counsel to investigate the Clinton Foundation’s role in the sale of Uranium One to Russia.

Nov 16 13:34

Fox News Viewers Demand Shep Smith be Fired After Error-Filled Uranium One Report: ‘Send Him to CNN’

In the wake of Fox News anchor Shepard Smith’s six-minute fallacy-filled Uranium One “fact check” rant on Tuesday, social media is brimming with enraged Fox viewers calling for the network to dump the longtime host and “send him to CNN.”

Several left-wing and establishment media outlets reported some of the more searing social media screeds from fans of Fox, many of whom wished the cabler would part ways with its liberal broadcaster.

Breitbart News has debunked the myths peddled in Smith’s monologue.

Nov 16 13:32

Fact Check: Jonah Goldberg Proves He’s Clueless on Clintons and the Russian Uranium Deal

Jonah Goldberg of National Review has joined the defense of Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the Uranium One scandal, urging reporters to “know what they’re talking about” before “blithely and irresponsibly” calling for further investigation. Ironically, it is Goldberg’s case that falls flat because of his serious omissions and failure to account for critical facts.

Nov 16 12:00

EXCLUSIVE – Mother of Roy Moore Accuser Contradicts Key Detail of Daughter’s Sexual Misconduct Story

Speaking by phone to Breitbart News on Saturday, Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, 71, says that her daughter did not have a phone in her bedroom during the period that Moore is reported to have allegedly called Corfman – purportedly on Corfman’s bedroom phone – to arrange at least one encounter.

Moore strongly denies Corfman’s claims.

The Washington Post, which first published its newsmaking, on-the-record interview with Corfman last week, cited Corfman as remembering that she provided Moore with her number when she was 14. She said that she spoke to Moore from what she described as the phone in her bedroom.

Nov 16 11:55

Former Gadsden mall manager says Roy Moore wasn't banned

Nov 16 11:53

Russia notifies Radio Free Europe & Voice of America about possible foreign agent recognition

The Russian Justice Ministry has sent letters to nine media outlets on their possible registration as foreign agents. Voice of America and Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty are among those that could be recognized as foreign agents, the ministry said.

Nov 16 11:40

NY Times Reporter Nicole Perlroth Deletes Tweet Defending Joe Biden’s ‘Sweet and Affectionate’ Behavior with Children

New York Times reporter Nicole Perlroth deleted a tweet posted Tuesday defending former Vice President Joe Biden from accusations of child sexual assault that called Biden’s sexually abusive behavior toward children seen in C-SPAN videos as “sweet and affectionate” and derided accusations his behavior is predatory as an insult to “real sexual assault victims.”

Nov 16 11:32

Attacks On The Russian Media

“WE WILL NOT WALK IN FEAR, ONE OF ANOTHER. WE WILL NOT BE DRIVEN BY FEAR INTO AN AGE OF UNREASON IF WE DIG DEEP IN OUR HISTORY AND OUR DOCTRINE, AND REMEMBER THAT WE ARE NOT FEARFUL MEN, NOT DESCENDED FROM MEN WHO FEARED TO WRITE, TO SPEAK, TO ASSOCIATE AND TO DEFEND CAUSES WHICH WERE FOR THE MOMENT UNPOPULAR.”

Nov 16 11:05

FACT-CHECK: Shep Smith’s Fake ‘Debunking’ of Uranium One Story Ends in Humiliation, Embarrassment

Fox News’ Shepard Smith drew applause from liberal media outlets Tuesday in a “fact check” marred with mispronunciations and misrepresentations.
Smith, one of Fox’s top liberals and who frequently opposes the network’s narratives, spoke at length on his show Shepard Smith Reports after Attorney General Jeff Sessions floated the idea of a special counsel to investigate recent revelations surrounding the 2010 partial sale of Canadian firm Uranium One to Russian energy giant Rosatom. The sale was approved by the Obama administration as it included the sale of 20 percent of U.S. uranium to the Russian giant.

Nov 16 08:17

How China is defining the way governments manipulate their people via the internet

CHINA’S army of keyboard propagandists have set the standard for manipulating public opinion online — and a growing number of countries are trying the emulate the model.
The iconic image of a man holding his shopping while obstructing the path of a tank in China’s Tiananmen Square in 1989 became the defining image of China’s censorial government. But in the age of the internet, social media has become the front line in the Communist Party’s battle to control and suppress dissent.
The goverment’s so called keyboard army overwhelms social media sites with positive stories about the Communist Party — described by researchers as “cheerleading content” — to control the message and drown out criticism and negative stories about the regime.
The unofficial wing of the Chinese government responsible for the program is known as The 50 Cent Party. It allows just enough critical content to maintain the illusion of dissent while diverting attention towards positive propaganda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the US government doesn't do this?!?

Pot...Kettle...black!!

Nov 16 07:45

NYT reporter calls for Twitter to censor images of Biden inappropriately touching women, children

In the wake of new reports about former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. having inappropriate contact with women and children, as well as a resurgence of videos and images of his conduct, Nicole Perlroth of The New York Times is calling on Twitter to “handle,” or censor, the content.

Perlroth, a cyber security reporter, tweeted the plea to her nearly 24,000 followers on Tuesday — to a less-than-warm reception. The tweet was retweeted only 16 times, while it received nearly 700 comments — most of which condemned her desire for censorship.

Nov 16 07:22

Daily Mail Publishes Major Scoop… The Location Of RT’s Evil London Lair

The Daily Mail, the very symbol of journalistic integrity in Britain, has scored a major coup – it has revealed the location of RT’s UK office. We haven’t been able to confirm the number of investigative journalists involved in finding the address – presumably by googling it.

The biggest surprise to dedicated Daily Mail readers will be that RT is not operating from a hollowed-out volcano on a super villain’s tropical island, but actually from a gray, aging (cold) skyscraper.

Nov 16 07:10

Judge Moore Sends Defiant Open Letters to Hannity After Fox News Host Gives Him Ultimatum

Moore attempts to pick apart Nelson’s story in the letter, claiming she came before him in 1999 seeking a divorce, a case she lost, and made no mention of it in her nationally televised press conference with superstar attorney Gloria Allred:

We are in the process of investigating these false allegations to determine their origin and motivation. For instance, we have documented that the most recent accuser, Beverly Nelson, was a party in a divorce action before me in Etowah County Circuit Court in 1999. No motion was made for me to recuse. In her accusations, Nelson did not mention that I was the judge assigned to her divorce case in 1999, a matter that apparently caused her no distress at a time that was 18 years closer to the alleged assault. Yet 18 years later, while talking before the cameras about the supposed assault, she seemingly could not contain her emotions.

Nov 16 00:20

Dr Marcus Papadopoulos Rocks

Dr Marcus Papadopoulos discussing whether RT is a foreign agent.
According to the US Department of Justice, RT – this channel – is an agent of a foreign, even hostile, power. All the while, the DOJ refuses to explain why this is the case or even cite what laws we may have broken. But something else is in play: critics warn RT is a test case for a wider campaign of media suppression.

CrossTalking with Lee Stranahan, Rocky Anderson and Marcus Papadopoulos.

Nov 15 23:44

Rigged Politics

Rigged politics – that’s what many are saying after the DNC’s acting chair Donna Brazile claimed Bernie Sanders was cheated in the primary.

But the rigging goes further. The GOP establishment didn’t embrace Trump then nor now. Are both parties at war with themselves?

Nov 15 21:57

Media Gives 52X More Coverage to Republican Scandal Than to Democrat Scandal

A new study by the Media Research Center discovered something that might not surprise conservatives who are following the various scandals plaguing Congress.

The report conducted by the MRC found that the major networks covered Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore 52 times more than Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey.

...

From Sept. 6 through Nov. 14, the NBC, ABC and CBS morning and evening programs dedicated a grand total of two minutes to the federal corruption case involving Menendez.

On the other hand, the same exact media outlets devoted around 104 minutes to news coverage about Moore.

Nov 15 18:59

Daily Mail Publishes Major Scoop… The Location Of RT’s Evil London Lair

The Daily Mail, the very symbol of journalistic integrity in Britain, has scored a major coup – it has revealed the location of RT’s UK office. We haven’t been able to confirm the number of investigative journalists involved in finding the address – presumably by googling it.

The biggest surprise to dedicated Daily Mail readers will be that RT is not operating from a hollowed-out volcano on a super villain’s tropical island, but actually from a gray, aging (cold) skyscraper.

Nov 15 16:52

Bill Clinton is a rapist and the corporate media have been forced to admit it

The flood of recent sex-related accusations against Harvey Weinstein, Roy Moore and other prominent men has forced members of the establishment media to acknowledge former President Bill Clinton’s alleged sex crimes.

Nov 15 14:15

Establishment Lapdog BuzzFeed Promotes Anti-Russia Conspiracy Theory

BuzzFeed’s latest “explosive” scoop on “secret” Russian financing of a 2016 election turned out to be an instant hit by burying a key detail: it was a Russian election.

On Tuesday, the US media outlet ran a story headlined “Secret Finding: 60 Russian Payments ‘To Finance Election Campaign of 2016’”.

Nov 15 11:51

Drudge Report Creator Fires Back At Washington Post Over ‘Russian Propaganda’ Claims

Drudge Report creator Matt Drudge has lashed out at the Washington Post in a rare public statement, after the paper accused him of being “linked to Russian propaganda.” Drudge noted that his site gives the paper over a third of its referral traffic.

Nov 15 10:11

MSM outlets fall for Zimbabwe parody account in coup coverage

The BBC, CBS News, VOA News and other MSM outlets cited an unverified parody account of Zimbabwe’s Zanu PF party as though it was an official channel during their coverage of the country’s apparent military coup.

The BBC repeatedly cited @zanu_pf in its coverage of the coup, quoting their tweets on Radio 4’s ‘Today’ show and the BBC World News Twitter account. The organization also pushed multiple incorrect breaking news ‘updates’ to their readers on the basis of the tweets.

Nov 15 09:50

BuzzFeed: By Funding Own 2016 Elections, Russia Swayed US Presidential Contest

BuzzFeed News published a story Tuesday about wire transfers to Russian embassies in August 2016 that were accompanied by memos saying the funds were "to finance election campaign of 2016." The transfers, the outlet noted breathlessly, are being investigated by the FBI as possible attempts to influence the US presidential election.

The only problem with this latest Russiagate screed? The Russian Duma election was scheduled for the following month, which the money was obviously intended to support.

Nov 15 09:27

NY Times Op-Ed Writer Wants Facebook To Censor Pro-Life Content As ‘Fake News’

In a Friday New York Times op-ed, Rossalyn Warren, described as “a journalist who regularly covers women’s rights and internet culture,” wants Facebook to expand its definition of “fake news” to include “the vast amount of misinformation and unevidenced stories about reproductive rights, science and health.”

Nov 15 09:12

Media collusion & Fusion GPS: Were US journalists paid to peddle ‘Russiagate’?

From lurid reports of Trumpian ‘golden showers’ in Moscow to unverified claims of Russia ‘hacking’ Hillary Clinton’s email, a high-ranking US lawmaker is on a mission to determine if journalists were paid to push an anti-Russian document.

Even before Donald Trump ascended to the White House, the US media had been relentlessly driving the narrative that Trump, WikiLeaks and the Russians colluded to hack the Democratic National Committee (DNC) computers before dumping the damaged goodies into the public realm. This elaborate bit of sabotage, as the story goes, deprived the Democrats of the White House.

Despite the effectiveness of the story to deflect attention away from the real crimes of the Democratic Party, while at the same time splashing the increasingly irate Russians with mud, the narrative is beginning to show considerable wear and tear.

Nov 15 09:11

Breaking news! Russia funded Russian elections – BuzzFeed ‘secret finding’

BuzzFeed's latest "explosive" scoop on "secret" Russian financing of a 2016 election turned out to be an instant hit by burying a key detail: it was a Russian election.

On Tuesday, the US media outlet ran a story headlined “Secret Finding: 60 Russian Payments ‘To Finance Election Campaign of 2016’”.

The 959-word article opens with the revelation that during August 2016, at the height of US election euphoria, the Russian Foreign Ministry wired $30,000 to its embassy in Washington.

The money came with a memo suggesting it was “to finance the election campaign of 2016” – a red flag for many looking for evidence of Russia’s ominous influence in the US.

Nov 15 08:59

Austrian activist told he can't bring class action case against Facebook

Austrian activist Max Schrems cannot bring a class action against Facebook for privacy breaches, although he is allowed to sue the US social media giant on a personal basis, the adviser to the EU's top court said on Tuesday.

Schrems had lodged cases in an Austrian court on behalf of seven other users in Austria, Germany and India against Facebook's Irish division for various alleged rights violations involving personal data.

Facebook had argued that people can only sue as individual consumers, not as groups -- and moreover that Schrems's professional activities on his account meant he was no longer a private consumer in any case.

Nov 15 08:51

Russian MPs pass foreign agent bill for media in ‘mirror response’ to US

Russian State Duma on Wednesday passed in the third and final reading the bill require mass-media outlets operating in the country but funded from abroad to register as foreign agents.

Nov 15 08:44

Friendly Reminder That Jeff Bezos Is Still Trying To Take Over The Universe

Jeff Bezos, currently the wealthiest human being on planet Earth, did not purchase the Washington Post in 2013 because he was expecting newspapers to make a lucrative resurgence.

This self-evident fact doesn’t receive enough attention.

I will say it again for emphasis: Jeff Bezos, who has used his business prowess to become the wealthiest person in the world, did not purchase the Washington Post in 2013 because he was expecting newspapers to make a profitable comeback. That did not happen.

Nov 15 05:17

Another Company Boycotts Hannity

Another company has pulled its advertising from Sean Hannity’s show, in reaction to his coverage of the Roy Moore underage girl scandal. First it was Keurig — now it’s Volvo.

Nov 14 16:45

Mainstream Media In Predictable Meltdown Over Alex Salmond’s RT Show

Hysterical headlines have become a part of daily British life. So, it was little surprise the mainstream media went into meltdown over the launch of Alex Salmond’s new show on RT. It has all the right ingredients for the type of scaremongering that gets clicks for UK news websites – Russia, alternative media and the man who led the charge for Scottish independence.

Nov 14 16:35

Media Who Went To Bat For Shut-Out Critics Should Also Stand Up For Targeted Copwatchers

In September, the LA Times ran a two-part series on the tax and other benefits the Disney corporation managed to extract in Anaheim, California (9/24/17), and its efforts to influence city council elections (9/26/17). In a particularly hamfisted retaliatory move, Disney (though it didn’t call for any actual corrections) barred LA Timesreporters from advance press screenings for its movies.

Nov 14 16:26

US Used ‘Backdoor Censorship,’ Attacked RT ‘Like A Weasel’ – Journalism Prof

To force RT America to register as a foreign agent is “unprecedented,” Georgetown University journalism professor Chris Chambers says. The law used against the network was first used to combat Nazi propaganda, but has never been applied to a news network.

Nov 14 15:57

NY Times Op-Ed Writer Wants Facebook To Censor Pro-Life Content As ‘Fake News’

In a Friday New York Times op-ed, Rossalyn Warren, described as “a journalist who regularly covers women’s rights and internet culture,” wants Facebook to expand its definition of “fake news” to include “the vast amount of misinformation and unevidenced stories about reproductive rights, science and health.” 

Nov 14 14:59

Is Fox getting ready to buy CNN?

Nov 14 14:03

Drudge Report Creator Fires Back At Washington Post Over ‘Russian Propaganda’ Claims

Drudge Report creator Matt Drudge has lashed out at the Washington Post in a rare public statement, after the paper accused him of being “linked to Russian propaganda.” Drudge noted that his site gives the paper over a third of its referral traffic.

“I’ve linked to Washington Post over 10,000X in 25 years of doing Drudge Report. I currently give them 37 percent of their referral traffic, according to http://similarweb.com. It’s a brutal business. Not even a thank you. Instead: You’re a Russian operative!” Drudge said in a rare tweet on Monday.  

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