Thursday, July 31, 2014

SE Cupp: Our atheists are better than yours

Chuck Todd: Democrats and Republicans should be embarrassed by this impeachment nonsense

Latest from Human Events 07.31.14

Ted Cruz: the Export-Import Bank is a ‘corrupt crony-capitalist fiasco’
There’s plenty of political energy to be tapped in the resentment of the little guy for a system in which the small are taxed and regulated to subsidize and protect the huge.
The loophole is Obama
Any Republicans pushing for an immigration bill to seal an imaginary loophole aren’t fighting Obama; they’re helping him.
Should conservatives support internet sales tax?
Let’s allow competition to determine winners and losers, and let’s keep the federal government out of the judge’s box.
Leading Dem calls those who lost healthcare coverage ‘whiners’
Republicans offer Keep Your Healthcare legislation.
CBO is playing with Obamacare’s numbers again
What’s a difference of about six trillion dollars between friends?
Lois Lerner’s ‘deep animus towards conservatives’ revealed in new emails
Imagine the alternate universe where a Republican official was caught describing the left-wing groups she regulated as “crazies,” “whackos,” and “assholes.”
U.S. food board: Bad to the bone
Diet should not be about political correctness or government-directed food fads.
Healthy profits?
Markets do not automatically taint
Indiana’s illegal alien surprise
Governor Pence learns about Unaccompanied Alien Children relocated to his state by watching the news.
Islamic Jizya: ‘Protection’ from whom?
Another big lie from Mideast Studies professors.
Want a real anti-poverty plan? Stop amnesty!
The real crisis is not at the border. It’s being fomented inside our nation’s capital.
The ‘Free Lunch’ President
Only public outrage can put a stop to it.
FCC commissioner wants to end Obamaphone fraud
“Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New York Times Earnings Declined 54% in Second Quarter

The New York Times Co. on Tuesday reported earnings that declined by 54 percent in its second quarter, and missed analysts' expectations.

The New York-based company said net income declined to $9.2 million, or 6 cents per share, from $20.1 million, or 13 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 7 cents per share. The average per-share estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for profit of 8 cents.

The newspaper publisher said revenue decreased less than 1 percent to $388.7 million from $391 million in the same quarter a year earlier, and topped Wall Street forecasts. Analysts expected $388.6 million, according to Zacks.

New York Times Co. shares have fallen $1.85, or 12 percent, to $14.02 since the beginning of the year. However, the stock has increased $2.19, or 19 percent, in the last 12 months.

SOURCE: Huffington Post

Monday, July 28, 2014

Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies

Margot Adler
Margot Adler, one of the signature voices on NPR's airwaves for more than three decades, died Monday at her home in New York City. She was 68 and had been battling cancer.

Margot joined the NPR staff as a general assignment reporter in 1979. She went on to cover everything from the beginnings of the AIDS epidemic to confrontations involving the Ku Klux Klan in Greensboro, N.C., to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

"Her reporting was singular and her voice distinct," Margaret Low Smith, NPR's vice president for news, said in an announcement to staff. "There was almost no story that Margot couldn't tell."
The granddaughter of renowned Viennese psychiatrist Alfred Adler, Margot was born in Little Rock, Ark., but spent most of her life in Manhattan.

More recently, Margot reported on cultural affairs and the arts. She landed the first U.S. radio interview with author J.K. Rowling, and she recently released Out for Blood, a meditation on society's fascination with vampires.

More at NPR

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hamas Newspaper of Choice? The New York Times, of course

"A browse through the Times’ coverage of the Israeli-Hamas war unfolding in Gaza would lead you to believe – again – that the Israelis are nothing but reckless, bloodthirsty killers hell-bent on wiping out every Palestinian man, woman and child in as expeditious a manner as possible.
What you won’t read about – unless you dig really deep into the Times’ coverage – or see pictures of are the terrorist attacks on Israel; photos of Hamas fighters, tunnels and weaponry; the group’s flagrant, inhuman use of the Palestinian civilian population as human shields." --

"It appears the Times is silently but happily complying with a Hamas demand that the only pictures from Gaza are of civilians and never of fighters. The most influential news organization in the world is thus manufacturing an utterly false portrait of the battle—precisely the portrait that Hamas finds most helpful: embattled, victimized Gaza civilians under attack by a cruel Israeli military. 
A review of the Times's photography in Gaza reveals a stark contrast in how the two sides are portrayed. Nearly every picture from Israel depicts tanks, soldiers, or attack helicopters. And every picture of Gaza depicts either bloodied civilians, destroyed buildings, overflowing hospitals, or other images of civilian anguish. It is as one-sided and misleading a depiction of the Gaza battle as one can imagine". --Noah Pollak (Weekly Standard) 07.20.14

Buzzfeed fires Benny Johnson for plagiarism

In an apology published late Friday night, editor Ben Smith acknowledged that one of the site’s most prolific writers, Benny Johnson, had plagiarized the work of others 40 times in some 500 articles and posts. Johnson has been fired, Smith said.

Johnson’s plagiarism began coming to light on Wednesday after Twitter users and a blog called “Our Bad Media” began reporting instances in which he took other’s work without crediting his sources.
Smith initially stood by Johnson, calling him a “deeply original writer” in response to several scattered instances in which he failed to attribute material to its original source.

But the media blog later found that Johnson had used the same wording that had appeared in several Wikipedia entries, and that he had copied verbatim from, among others, a Heritage Foundation report and articles in the National Review, U.S. News & World Report and the New York Times in Buzzfeed pieces last year.

More at SOURCE: Washington Post

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Judge Jeanine Pirro - Are Christians Worldwide In Danger From Radical Muslims? - Father Anthony Hanna

Latest from Penny Red 07.26.14

‘Unspeakable Things’- The Predictable Sexist Troll Backlash
Well, it’s been quite a weekend. In the past 24 hours, I have been subjected to a stream of vile sexist and anti-semitic abuse on Twitter and elsewhere.
Updates, projects, news, shenanigans, BOOK!
The coffee at the American Embassy in London is bloody awful. It somehow contrives to be burned, lukewarm too hot to comfortably hold all at the same time, while you’re sitting in a room with two hundred nervous people waiting for your number to come up.Updates, projects, news, shenanigans, BOOK!
Stand up for Sex Workers: Eden Alexander, WePay and Whorephobia
This is a story about cultural violence. Eden Alexander is a camgirl and porn performer working in the Bay Area. In the early spring of 2014, Alexander went to the doctor after a bad reaction to some routine prescribed medication. Because she is a sex worker, the doctors allegedly dismissed her initial symptoms as evidence of drug use.