Glenn Beck/The Blaze has suspended Tomi Lahren for a week or possibly indefinitely.Apparently over her mentioning that she's pro-choice and sees the issue as one of government overreach.
New York Times hired extreme climate denier Bret Stephens. Their defense of the move: "millions of people agree with him".Truth is hard. NYT fails.https://thinkprogress.org/new-york-times-defends-hiring-extreme-climate-denier-millions-agree-with-him-1655c23a524c
My friend/old classmate from high school wrote a thing!: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2017/03/31/our-biggest-mistake-in-the-fight-against-fake-news/
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you sound like someone from new jersey.
I got into an argument with somebody on facebook earlier this week over boycotts. He was arguing that if you're going to boycott one company because of something they do/don't do that you're opposed to, then you're duty bound to scrutinize every company you do business with to be sure no company that you disagree with gets your money.
Quote from: ravenscape on May 01, 2017, 06:11:02 PMI got into an argument with somebody on facebook earlier this week over boycotts. He was arguing that if you're going to boycott one company because of something they do/don't do that you're opposed to, then you're duty bound to scrutinize every company you do business with to be sure no company that you disagree with gets your money.What a stupid argument, for exactly the reasons you mention. Politics aside, who the fuck is 100% consistent about the businesses they patronize? People "boycott" plenty of businesses for minor reasons, especially when they have options. I never had to officially boycott Papa John's, for instance, because their garbage food made me naturally boycott them. And I stopped going out of my way to occasionally hit up Trader Joe's back in NY because this one cashier was a total fucking asshole to me once, but I still go to my very poorly managed neighborhood supermarket here where the cashiers often don't even say hello because it's one of a grand total of 2 options within walking distance and it's the most convenient one. Oh noes, I'm being a hypocrite, aren't I? lol incidentally this reminds me of my dad's lifelong vendetta against American Express. When he first came to this country and tried to establish credit, they rejected him repeatedly. Then once he had a longer credit history and excellent credit score, they started sending him offers all the time. Every time they did, he wrote them a letter saying that since they rejected him when he needed them, he was now going to reject them for life.
https://www.statnews.com/2017/05/10/tom-price-reporter-arrest/Meanwhile, the NYT is starting a regular Say Something Nice About Trump column.
Guys, a guy I went to high school with and debated in Model Congress/UN was on Samantha Bee's show!He founded a local paper in New Brunswick after graduating from Rutgers and has become a known muckracker and gadfly. He's been arrested at least twice now on bullshit charges that got dismissed. The cops in particular fucking hate him, and a lot of the local politicians are super rude to him when he shows up to public meetings to ask questions. A few months ago, someone sent him a water meter that suggested people at the water authority were rigging shit, and the cops were all over him trying to get the story quiet.Anyway, here you go! http://www.avclub.com/article/samantha-bee-tries-save-local-journalism-one-newsp-252584
Can somebody explain to me how canceling a NYT subscription is OMG RADICAL PROTEST and an overreaction ?Like, I canceled my New Yorker subscription because, meh, I didn't really feel like paying for it anymore, and canceling because some business decision like hiring that moron for the op-ed board pissed you off seems like a better reason than my . But I'm not some crazy, foaming at the mouth radical for canceling my New Yorker subscription, am I? Jesus fucking christ WHO CARES. People stop subscribing to things or patronizing specific businesses every day for the dumbest of reasons, but now you need a goddamn airtight legal argument to justify canceling a fucking newspaper subscription, gtfo.
Do I want to know what "Dimms" are? I'm assuming it's their new term for Democrats. I've heard "Dimocrats" in the past, so I guess that's a short version, but why did they add a second m?ETA: Oh, I think it's because Dobbs writes the full version as "Dimmocrats," presumably because people might pronounce it with a long i if there was only one m, and then he carries the second m to the short version too. God what a weird try-hard attempt at a clever name. He might as well have just called them "Poopyfaces." It would have had the same effect with much less effort and confusion.
this is real, for really reals:https://twitter.com/existentialfish/status/870453571665506305https://twitter.com/LouDobbs/status/870419736508727298eta it's important for the left not to be all super smug and act like they know everything because that upsets conservatives and makes them reject any leftist ideas. we have to be nice, guys. super nice. it's all our fault if they believe dumb fucking bullshit. anyway, don't be smug. they don't like smug.
Trump supporters would let him shit in their mouths if it meant the liberal next to them had to smell it.
The Fox News host is facing allegations laid out in a Huffington Post report from last night that he sent "an unsolicited photo of male genitalia" to female colleagues. The reporting cites "14 sources in and out of Fox News and Fox Business" and contains the following details:The women did not solicit the messages, which they told colleagues were deeply upsetting and offensive. One of the recipients said that when she replied to Bolling via text, telling him never to send her such photos again, he did not respond. Four people, outside of the recipients, confirmed to HuffPost they'd seen the photo, and eight others said the recipients had spoken to them about it.Fox News said in a statement yesterday they plan to investigate the matter, and the investigation is being conducted by the law firm Paul, Weiss.Bolling's Saturday morning program Cashin' In was taped in advance, but did not air this morning and was replaced by a half-hour of America's News HQ instead.
Bolling is outhttp://variety.com/2017/tv/news/fox-news-eric-bolling-investigation-1202552350/