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China's Empty Theme Parks Lack a Ke...

China's Empty Theme Parks Lack a Key Attraction: A-List Film Characters

Dalian Wanda Group?s retreat from the business reveals the challenges China faces in becoming a show-business superpower. So far, it hasn?t matched the global success of Hollywood?s film and TV studios, which continue to fuel U.S. theme-park empires.

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'OH, HE JUST DIED' Teens mock, film...

'OH, HE JUST DIED' Teens mock, film disabled man as he slowly drowns

BAD CALL? Ole Miss coach resigns am...

BAD CALL? Ole Miss coach resigns amid escort controversy

CIA BOSS TALKS TOUGH Pompeo slams N...

CIA BOSS TALKS TOUGH Pompeo slams NYT for outing agent

'TOO MUCH FIGHTING' Spokesman for T...

'TOO MUCH FIGHTING' Spokesman for Trump legal team reportedly resigns

Det. Mark Fuhrman: 'Fix was in' for...

Det. Mark Fuhrman: 'Fix was in' for parole of 'classic sociopath' OJ - OJ Simpson gets parole, eligible for release October 1 - OPINION: Why should a man many call a killer walk free? - Rivera: 'Sadly, we have not heard the last of O.J.'

Teacher who bought nude photos of b...

Teacher who bought nude photos of boys gets prison time

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History Doesn?t Happen in the Past

History Doesn?t Happen in the Past

The parasite has out grown its host and it can?t live on its own. We are witnessing the convergence of multiple mistake streams combining into one river of destruction. We have a ruling clique concerned only with maintaining its power supported by a dependent class that wants what it wants now not later. And they are employing public sector unions that want to negotiate feather-bed contracts with the same people they help elect. All empowered by a mass of low information voters who either don?t pay any attention to what is going on or accept anything they see, hear or absorb from the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media, late night talk shows or the Daily Show as real news.
Phony scandals

Phony scandals

BOHEMIA, NY, Aug 2 - Barak Obama's "ill advised" summer campaign tour is in full swing as he tries to convince Americans that he has successfully turned the economy around. "But a record 46.2 million citizens living in poverty - including an overwhelming number of seniors - will find the president's overly optimistic assessment of living conditions in these United States hard to swallow," according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.
Repeal Obamacare

Repeal Obamacare

Okay. Let me get this straight. The people who drafted the legislation --“ the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- ObamaCare --“ don't want it. Staff are bailing out of Congress.
There is Plenty of White Guilt to G...

There is Plenty of White Guilt to Go Around But has It really Helped the Blacks.

Shelby Steele is the author of White Guilt. I found the book fascinating especially after the uprising brought about by the self destruction of little Trayvon. All of a sudden America was faced with the illogical cries that everything is unfair in this country because of color. And I had my own observations on this matter but it was interesting to read the remarks brought by a so called black conservative who claimed to live through the bad times in America. So let's see if we can understand what this is all about.
White House Has ?Peculiar? Justific...

White House Has ?Peculiar? Justification for Illegal Immigration

Someone in the White House is channeling John C. Calhoun.
Entrepreneurs? property rights at s...

Entrepreneurs? property rights at stake in France

By Dr. Sylvain Charat It happened on a cold of day during the last French presidential campaign in a small industrial town called Florange, in Eastern France. On February 12th, 2012, the campaigning and would-be president Francois Hollande climbed a small truck ladder to get on the roof.

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MRC?s DisHonors Awards for the Deca...

MRC?s DisHonors Awards for the Decade?s Most Outrageous Liberal Bias

Full program video. On Thursday night, December 9, 1999, at the Monarch Hotel in Washington, D.C., the Media Research Center presented the “DisHonors Awards for the Decade’s Most Outrageous Liberal Bias” culled from the MRC’s archive of news video and print publications from the 1990s.

Mirroring Far Right, Far Left Polit...

Mirroring Far Right, Far Left Politician Rejects French Responsibility for Wartime Round-Up of Jews

Jewish community leaders in France say a far left-wing politician’s rejection of President Emmanuel Macron’s comments about French responsibility for the deportation of Jews during World War II mirrors that of the country’s far right.

The Mist "The Waiting Room"-Gay Kis...

The Mist "The Waiting Room"-Gay Kiss

MSNBC?s Melber Claims Trump Can?t F...

MSNBC?s Melber Claims Trump Can?t Fire Mueller; NBC Says He Can

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DOJ Takes Down 'Largest Dark Net Ma...

DOJ Takes Down 'Largest Dark Net Marketplace in History'

The Justice Department announced Thursday that it has seized Alphabay, the largest criminal marketplace on the Internet, and plans to seize the assets of its late owner, Alexandre Cazes, a Canadian citizen.

MSNBC?s Chris Matthews Compares Tru...

MSNBC?s Chris Matthews Compares Trump to Kim Jong-Un; ?He Loves the Parades!?

See more in the cross-post on the NewsBusters blog.

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N.Korea 2016 Economic Growth at 17-...

N.Korea 2016 Economic Growth at 17-yr High Despite Sanctions

North Korea's economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years in 2016, South Korea's central bank said on Friday, despite the isolated country facing international sanctions aimed at curbing its defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons. Gross domestic product (GDP) in North Korea...
No Korean Military Talks After Nort...

No Korean Military Talks After North Snubs South's Call

South Korea's proposed military talks aimed at easing tension between the two Koreas planned for Friday failed to happen after the North snubbed the call, a setback for new President Moon Jae-in's hopes for dialogue. The North has remained silent on the South Korean...
Krauthammer: 'Only a Matter of Time...

Krauthammer: 'Only a Matter of Time' Before Sessions Quits

Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer said Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions' resignation was "only a matter of time" after President Donald Trump attacked him in an interview with The New York Times.
CIA Director: Moscow Loves to 'Stic...

CIA Director: Moscow Loves to 'Stick it to America'

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Russia is interested in staying in Syria, partly because they "love to stick it to America."Asked if Russia is America's friend or adversary, Pompeo replied: "It's complicated."He said Thursday that he's happy to work with Moscow on...
Queen Elizabeth Protocol Broken as ...

Queen Elizabeth Protocol Broken as Canadian Official Takes Her Elbow

It's protocol not to touch Queen Elizabeth, but a Canadian governor general broke it Wednesday when het took the monarch's elbow to help guide her down the stairs.
WSJ: Mueller Investigating Manafort...

WSJ: Mueller Investigating Manafort for Money Laundering

Special counsel Robert Mueller's wide-ranging Russia probe is looking into possible money laundering on the part of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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Will Liberal Shia LaBeouf?s Trump H...

Will Liberal Shia LaBeouf?s Trump Hate Save His Career?

Will Shia LaBeouf’s Trump hate save his career? The Transformers star is in big trouble. Again. Could his ardent hate for President Trump help him bounce back?

Mel Gibson couldn’t get arrested in Hollywood following his oh, so famous public meltdown in 2006.

The Lethal Weapon star ranted against the Jews while being cuffed on DUI charges. It took years for Gibson to get in the industry’s good graces again. He apologized repeatedly, kept a low profile and performed in some indie films before winning raves for his 2016 war film Hacksaw Ridge.

Will Shia LaBeouf follow in Gibson’s tainted footsteps? Or will the actor’s anti-Trump performance art buffer him against a similar career catastrophe?

The American Honey star is most famous these days for his “He Will Not Divide Us” shtick. The actor, like 98 percent of his Hollywood brethren, can’t stand the new Commander in Chief. So he created a 24/7 art installation centered around the aforementioned phrase aimed at President Donald Trump.

Violence quickly ensued. LaBeouf had to move the installation out of New York. Every ounce of the story generated reams of press. It involved President Trump, a modest celebrity known for combustible behavior, the long arm of the law and the all-import curiosity factor.

That’s clickbait heaven in our digital age.

So why are so many of the outlets reporting on LaBeouf’s recent racially-tinged tired against police memory holing his art installation?

The following outlets shared the sordid details of LaBeouf’s July 8 arrest without mention his anti-Trump performance art:

The L.A. Times

NBC News

CNN

Rolling Stone

Variety

It’s almost like they don’t want to connect him to his far-left venom against President Trump. Reporters are expert at hiding news that paints liberal stars in an unflattering light.

The media may be hiding the actor’s recent anti-Trump tirades, but you’d be hard-pressed to live in the Hollywood eco-system and not be aware of it.

LaBeouf isn’t the first celebrity to generate humiliating headlines. The tirade’s racial component, though, elevates his behavior.

Seinfeld alum Michael Richards saw his career collapse after he called a black audience member the “n-word” during a stand-up performance. In a related story, Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington got fired after using a gay slur against a colleague. He also watched as the job offers started to dry up following the imbroglio.

Will LaBeouf suffer a similar fate? Should he?

It’s certainly complicated on the surface. We’ve almost come to expect such outrageous antics from LaBeouf. This isn’t his first run-in with the law.

He never achieved the level of fame Gibson had at his personal peak. Of late, LaBeouf has found work in independent films mostly (Man Down, Charlie Countryman).

And while some stars serve up lame, PR-soaked apologies LaBeouf did just the opposite. His recent mea culpa response sounded sincere and self-aware.

He needs help. And he knows it.

He might get professional help from an industry willing to overlook plenty of personal miscues … for the right reasons. LaBeouf’s anti-Trump fervor could do the trick.

[Cross-posted from Hollywood in Toto.]

Pansexual Outs Homophobic Jock with...

Pansexual Outs Homophobic Jock with Gay Kiss on Stephen King's 'The Mist'

As a show that’s supposed to be highlighting the downfall of social structure as monsters reign around the city, Spike’s The Mist is…surprisingly dull. Maybe it’s because the series depends on me caring about paper-thin liberal stereotypes as they dryly whisper through their been-there, done-that TV problems and are momentarily distracted by fog and the occasional gratuitous death scene. When that doesn’t work? Throw in another cliché!

I know what you’re thinking, after the onslaught in the pilot, can there really be more liberal nonsense? Unfortunately, that answer, in both television and real life, is usually yes. The July 20th episode “The Waiting Room” proves that with the old “homophobic character turns out to be a self-loathing homosexual” plot. Unsurprising plot twist: he is also a jock.

After managing to reach a hospital with Kevin (Morgan Spector), Mia (Danica Curcic), and Bryan (Okexie Morro), pansexual Adrian (Russell Posner) comes across a jock who previously called him a "faggot" in the premiere. Seeing past the façade, Adrian later encounters him in the bathroom to prove his feelings by kissing him. Of course, Adrian is proven right when the jock kisses him back - after first cursing at Adrian and beating him up.

Adrian: What are you doing here? 

Ty: What? 

Adrian: At the hospital. Why are you here? 

Ty: What does it matter to you, faggot? 

Adrian: Just being friendly. 

Ty: My mom had a panic attack when this thing came. Phones were dead, so I ran here for help. Guess I'm stuck here. [ Flushing ] [ Water running ] What? What the hell did you do that for, faggot? Huh? You little faggot bitch! -- You! -- You!-- You. 

After all, we all know those angry, closeted jock-types in our lives. And by our lives, I mean the liberal TV tropes that were declared dead way back in the '90s. At this point, it would have been a bigger twist if the jock was just a jerk, and the show realized not everything has to revolve around a person being gay. But then we couldn’t get Adrian joking with Mia on how he just had sex, which Stephen King’s original story was most certainly not missing.

Unfortunately, if you aren’t a fan of all that, your only other scene option is to watch Kevin performing a gory makeshift surgery on his brother. And then watch his brother get devoured by monstrous leeches before Kevin shoots him out of his misery. Yes, it was a full hour featuring gay posturing and overwhelming gore.

So we now have "girl raped by popular boy but no one believes her" plot, the "woman ostracized for trying to teach sex-ed" plot, and the "homophobic jock protests too much" plot to finish off the first half of the season. All that’s missing now is the pedophilic priest. Trust me, it’s coming.

MSNBC?s Melber Claims Trump Can?t F...

MSNBC?s Melber Claims Trump Can?t Fire Mueller; NBC Says He Can

In the wake of President Trump’s interview with The New York Times, where he hammered his Attorney General and pressed on the Russia investigation, MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber demonstrated that NBC can’t get its story straight. “And with regard to [Special Counsel] Mueller … just to be clear, neither the new FBI director nor the president has any ability to remove the special counsel,” Melber told colleague Katy Tur during Thursday’s MTP Daily. But just over a month earlier, their colleagues were freaking out about just that.

“And while all of that was playing out today, the future of Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel in the Russian investigation has called into question,” announced Anchor Lester Holt during June 13’s NBC Nightly News. “Will they stay or not? This comes after a friend of the President says he thinks Mr. Trump is considering removing Mueller.”

“President Trump under fire amid explosive allegations he's considering firing Robert Mueller, the special counsel heading the Russia probe,” added White House Correspondent Kristen Welker during her report.

Melber’s new comments came after reporters from The Times questioned Trump about what he would do if Special Counsel Mueller looked into the Trump family finances. Trump refused to answer with any specifics but that didn’t stop the media from jumping to the worst possible scenario.

So what sort of control, really, does the President have over those departments and what can he do? Can he end up firing all of those people that he's naming in that New York Times interview,” asked Tur. “No, he doesn't have lawful authority to remove all of those individuals, though he does over some,” Melber responded.

And if Melber’s assertion wasn’t clear enough, he reiterated himself, saying: “No, Mr. President, we have rules here that codify what it takes, and the president doesn't directly do it and he can only be dismissed for cause, unlike the FBI director who can be dismissed for any reason.

Of course, the President has the power to fire Mueller. Is it advisable? Probably not.

But how do we know Melber is wrong? Because after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the primetime cable channels (including MSNBC) compared Trump to Nixon 107 times on the first night. They made the connection because Nixon committed what was called “the Saturday night massacre” when he fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox during the Watergate scandal.

Even the National Review’s Rich Lowry said that Trump had that authority. “All sorts of people will tell Trump not to fire Mueller. But we can be pretty certain that Trump didn’t sign up for a free-floating investigation into his businesses and that he believes — and must feel confirmed in the belief — that fortune favors the recklessly bold,” he wrote. “If Trump doesn’t fire Mueller, it will only be because every other day he’s talked out of following his instincts.”

Transcript below:

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MTP Daily
July 20, 2017
5:08:27 PM Eastern

KATY TUR: So what sort of control, really, does the President have over those departments and what can he do? Can he end up firing all of those people that he's naming in that New York Times interview?

ARI MELBER: No, he doesn't have lawful authority to remove all of those individuals, though he does over some. I will say one thing in fairness to President Trump and one thing that's so wrong with his comments.

In fairness when you play, as you fairly did, the entire context of some of those comments, what you hear are reporters pressing him on what are commonly called hypotheticals and then saying: “Well, what are you going to do about it?” And he showed some fairly un-Trumpian restraint in saying: “Well, I don't think it's going to happen. I'm not going to answer that.” He did not actually go as far as to say what he would do about this so-called red line. And so –

TUR: Most people wouldn't put themselves in that position though.

MELBER: No, they wouldn't. And he is who he is, but I just want to be fair to the White House that this is not some situation where he did tweet or go give a speech raising a red line about family finances. He's being asked repeatedly from porters, which is our job. I'm not even saying this to criticize the reporters. I'm just noting “what are you going to do about it” and he said, “Well, I don't think it's going to happen.”

(…)

TUR: So is he effectively, could you say, warning Chris Wray: “You've it got to be loyal to me?” Ultimately they do serve at the pleasure of the President, but they also serve the Constitution.

MELBER: That's correct. They have a duty to uphold the Constitution and the law. And while he does higher and fire the FBI director, so in that broad sense he overseas him, the FBI director, as a matter of the chain of command, formally reports to the deputy attorney general. And with regard to Mueller, who is going to be protected from all of this to a certain degree because of the role of the special council-- just to be clear, neither the new FBI director nor the president has any ability to remove the special counsel.

TUR: Can he undercut him?

MELBER: Well, I mean, the question is how cooperative or uncooperative or obstructive is he being?

TUR: Yeah.

MELBER: But you do run the hypothetical I was talking about earlier, which in fairness the president has not reached yet and you say that he is seeking the dismissal of the special counsel, the short answer is: No, Mr. President, we have rules here that codify what it takes, and the president doesn't directly do it and he can only be dismissed for cause, unlike the FBI director who can be dismissed for any reason.

TUR: Ari Melber, thank very much.

SB Nation: Vick Advocates for Kaepe...

SB Nation: Vick Advocates for Kaepernick to Succumb to White Oppression

Retired NFL quarterback Michael Vick continues to draw backlash for his comments Monday that it would be in Colin Kaepernick’s best interests to clip his hair and become more “presentable.” SB Nation writer Tyler Tynes posted one of the strongest disagreements yet by claiming that Vick is advocating for “respectability politics” and white oppression.

Tynes cited a collection of essays written by James Baldin in 1963 and urging “that black people shouldn’t be, and don’t need to be, accepted by white people. That respectability politics is a vicious disease others posit with the assumption that the marginalized will receive better treatment from those in power, if they act in accordance to the principles the majority have laid out."

Vick said the free agent Kaepernick’s afro may be contributing to the quarterback’s inability to land an NFL contract. But to Tynes, that was “lecturing” by Vick. Even though Vick tweeted the next day that he was not expressing malice toward Kaepernick, Tynes complains “the nature of his comments is what becomes bothersome.”

Tynes bitterly objects to Vick’s suggestion that Blacks need to please Whites:

Outside of the respectability in Vick’s words, you have to understand who is setting the precedent that Vick defends himself with. White consumers, owners, coaches, and more are the gatekeepers of this ideology. Black hair has often made the majority uncomfortable, whether publicly or professionally. It’s been seen since the ’60s and ’70s as a political statement, especially an afro. But, it’s naive to think Kaepernick would be closer to game day if he had a fade instead of a fro.

Tynes also rejects the thought that if African-Americans talk “right” or act “right” then White people will treat them “better.” It’s not “far-flung that Vick could not only believe this but offer it as a resource to other Black athletes. Vick is a convicted felon who was sentenced to 23 months behind bars for fighting and killing dogs. He still receives backlash over his crime. But he found a way not only to play football after that, but to succeed in the sport. It’s not hard so see how he’d conclude that with a haircut, Kaepernick could do the same.”

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Nonethless, Vick’s thinking is misguided, writes Tynes. And it fits with a 2004 speech to the NAACP by Bill Cosby, who “lambasted poor black folk for failing to live up to the dreams of the Civil Rights Movement.”

Respectability politics are absurd to Tynes, who wrote: “Kaepernick doesn’t need to and isn’t better served to abide by fictitious rules about himself or his hair.”

The SB Nation left-stream writer closes by citing another criticism Baldwin offered in his 1963 essays:

One of the many questions Baldwin asked in his book was “Do I really want to be integrated into a burning house?” As the NFL currently turns its nose up at the idea of keeping Kaepernick in the game, one has to ask why a man demonized for protest would want to be a part of the NFL’s noticeable blaze.

If anyone started a “fire,” though, it was Kaepernick, who disrespected the brave people keeping us safe and characterizing police officers as pigs. Spitting on the red, white and blue is not an entitlement for employment or a seven-figure salary.

MSNBC?s Chris Matthews Compares Tru...

MSNBC?s Chris Matthews Compares Trump to Idi Amin, Kim Jong-Un; ?He Loves the Parades!?

President Donald Trump was compared to another murderous world dictator on Thursday night as MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews suggested Trump is just like former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un since Trump and Kim “love the parades” where they can serve as the star alongside military demonstrations. 

The comparison arose while Matthews and his Hardball Roundtable discussed Trump’s latest blockbuster New York Times interview where the President raved about the crowds he claimed were there to see him at the Eiffel Tower and the immaculate Bastille Day parade he witnessed.

“Well, he seems to derive a lot of strength from these trips abroad. The trip to Saudi Arabia where they certainly treated him like king and they really played to the things that he likes. He really likes the pomp. He likes the military aspects of these. He loved the parade in France,” The Times’s Michael Schmidt argued (who was one of the journalists that interviewed Trump).

Matthews blurted out that Trump “loves parades” and Schimidt agreed, noting out that the President “wants to do one here.”

“He wants Bastille-type parade in D.C., I guess on Pennsylvania Avenue. This is his dream. He’s like an 8-year-old. What do we make of that? ‘I want big parade.’You know, this is really like Kim Jong-un too,” the loony Hardball host added.

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Right on cue, Schmidt’s colleague Yamiche Alcindor lashed out at Trump as if she were a pundit instead of a journalist:

I mean, that’s why he’s having all these rallies, right? that’s why he’s going and having all these rallies. That's why he feeds off this idea that people want to love him. He feeds off this idea that I got this big thing that the media told me and all these people told me I wasn’t going to be able to get here. Now that I’m here, I want everyone to praise me.

At the end of the segment, Matthews blurted out that the other comparison: “Look out, Idi Amin!”

Between 2015 and 2017, The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah compared Trump to various African dictators and ISIS, including Amin, Robert Mugabe and Muammar Gadhafi. 

MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski expressed similar sentiments on June 23 days before Trump’s infamous tweet about her appearance. She fretted to her assembled guests that America is country ruled by “a developing dictatorship.”

For Matthews, he has repeatedly linked the Trump family to the Romanovs, in addition to the suggestion that Trump could end up like Italy’s Benito Mussolini in having his son-in-law Jared Kushner murdered like Mussolini did.

Whether it’s Mugabe, Mussolini, or Hugo Chavez, the media won’t stop with the comparisons, all the while lecturing conservatives and Trump supporters about their supposed incivility. 

It doesn’t matter to the left that Trump hasn’t rounded up journalists, held public executions, or starved millions: It’s all about creating a narrative that their comrades in The Resistance can cultivate to the point that they view it as fact.

Here’s the relevant transcript from MSNBC’s Hardball on July 20:

MSNBC’s Hardball
July 20, 2017
7:42 p.m. Eastern

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Trump added that, upon leaving the Eiffel Tower after having dinner with the French president, it “looked like they could have never had a bigger celebration ever in the history of the Eiffel Tower...there were thousands and thousands of people cause they heard we were having dinner.” Well, this morning, a French newspaper pointed out the President seemed to be confusing regular Eiffel Tower tourism with interest in his visit. Well, that's a smack.

(....)

7:47 p.m. Eastern

MATTHEWS: Anyway, in an interview, he talked about how successful Trump's trip to Poland was and he told The Times: “I have had the best reviews on foreign land. So I go to Poland and make a speech. Enemies of mine in the media, enemies of mine are saying it was the greatest speech ever made on foreign soil by a president. I'll saying, man...you saw the reviews I got on that speech.” Michael, I think the Sorbonne speech by Teddy Roosevelt gets a little credit here in his competition. What do we make of this?

MICHAEL SCHMIDT: Well, he seems to derive a lot of strength from these trips abroad. The trip to Saudi Arabia where they certainly treated him like king and they really played to the things that he likes. He really likes the pomp. He likes the military aspects of these. He loved the parade in France.

MATTHEWS: He loves the parades. 

SCHMIDT: He loves the parades. He wants to do one here.

MATTHEWS: He wants Bastille-type parade in D.C., I guess on Pennsylvania Avenue. This is his dream. He’s like an 8-year-old. What do we make of that?

SCHMIDT: Correct.

MATTHEWS: I want big parade. You know, this is really like Kim Jong-un too.

YAMICHE ALCINDOR: I mean, that’s why he’s having all these rallies, right? that’s why he’s going and having all these rallies. That's why he feeds off this idea that people want to love him. He feeds off this idea that I got this big thing that the media told me and all these people told me I wasn’t going to be able to get here. Now that I’m here, I want everyone to praise me.

(.....)

7:49 p.m. Eastern

MATTHEWS: Look out, Idi Amin!

This Is Rich: Katie Couric Frets Fa...

This Is Rich: Katie Couric Frets Fake News Is ?Tearing? America ?Apart at the Seems?

In Thursday’s edition of liberal hypocrisy, long-time liberal news anchor and deceptive video editor Katie Couric bemoaned to the New York Daily News that fake news is currently “tearing” the U.S. “apart at the seams” with “quite educated” friends falling for fake stories while assigning no blame to the liberal media establishment she’s been a part of for decades.

Couric’s fears came just over a year after being embarrassingly exposed for spreading fake news by deceptively editing an interview with Second Amendment activists as part of her gun control documentary Under the Gun. Later, accusations were also made about an obesity documentary Couric participated in.

Daily News journalist Spencer Dukoff made no mention of this, acting as her personal publicist ahead of Couric co-hosting “OZY Fest, a one-day music and politics event happening in Central Park Saturday” featuring Jeb Bush, Malcolm Gladwell, plus liberals Samantha Bee, Jill Biden, Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.).

On fake news, Dukoff teed up Couric:

Still, little has prepared the world-famous journalist for the phenomenon she says is currently “tearing [America] apart at the seams”: fake news.

“I remember I got sent a lot of stories from friends who were quite educated and were like, ‘Did you see this?’” Couric tells the Daily News. “And I would say, ‘Come on, you're kidding, right? This is BS.’”

(....)

But as long as fake news continues to proliferate freely, Couric says, it's difficult to dive deeper on important issues.

“We're not doing enough of a good job of breaking down complicated issues and helping people really understand them,” Couric admits.

According to Dukoff, Couric went onto lament that fake news will continue to grow until the American people agree on certainly basic facts. 

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Leaving aside the fact that Couric’s career with NBC’s Today and the CBS Evening News of spinning liberal talking points as facts, Dukoff continued

“[Americans] are so divided that it's hard for us to come up with solutions and find commonalities,” Couric says. “And there's vitriol spewed by both sides at people who disagree with them.”

While Couric avoids assigning much blame to mainstream media — she'd rather focus on the technology that makes it easier to produce and distribute convincing misinformation — she does acknowledge that the “lines have been blurred considerably” between straight reporting and opinion.

At the same time, she believes we've moved past the point where Americans actually want “just the facts.”

Quoting a friend, Couric comments that people are “looking for affirmation and not information.”

Dukoff concluded with more of Couric’s self-described “cheesy” prescriptions for combating fake news:

“We need to be less judgmental and we need to listen,” Couric says. “It doesn't mean you shouldn't adhere to principles or fight for what you believe in. But you also need to acknowledge that people have different experiences and are coming from a different place.”

Over the years, the MRC has produced multiple studies on Couric’s liberal tilt. Along with a 2006 Profile in Bias report, the MRC’s Brent Baker and Rich Noyes compiled some her worst moments from her first year at CBS in September 2007. 

Noyes also published a Media Reality Check about Couric on May 18, 2011, which was one day prior to her CBS Evening News departure, which is well worth a peek.

My colleague Geoffrey Dickens also combed the MRC archives for a May 26, 2016 report about Clinton’s pro-gun control activism ahead of Under the Gun (which was published prior to the revelation about her fake news escapade).

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Report: President Trump to Appoint ...

Report: President Trump to Appoint Anthony Scaramucci as Communications Director


President Donald Trump is set to appoint financier Anthony Scaramucci as his new director of communications, according to a report from Axios.
CNN: Kushner Companies Still Using ...

CNN: Kushner Companies Still Using White House Connection to Stir Chinese Interest


The Kushner Companies are continuing to tout former CEO and White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner's connections with the president in order to intice Chinese investors, according to a Thursday CNN report.
?A Better Deal?: Democrats Plan to ...

?A Better Deal?: Democrats Plan to Roll Out New Slogan After Realizing ?Resistance? Strategy Is Not Working


The Democrats have a new slogan and economic agenda: "A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages."
Maxine Waters: Will Run for Preside...

Maxine Waters: Will Run for President ?If Millennials Want Me To?


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