Archive for September 14th, 2014

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A Tweet Or Two

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When African-Americans point out to white society that cops are not there to “protect and serve” them and white society is all “huh?,” this is a perfect example

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For those who don’t know, this is in reference to Adrian Peterson

Racism lives in dreams too

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Yes. Richard Dawkins is a jerk

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14
Sep
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Shame on ABC and CNN for exploiting Foley tragedy

This past week saw American corporate media at one of its criminally shameful worst. And there is gross competition for how low they can go. Brian Ross of ABC news led the pack in exploiting the grief of James Foley’s family to push utterly offensive nonsense that the White House was derelict in pursuing efforts to rescue James Foley from the grip of the Islamic State in Syria and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL/IS). At the heart of this spurious attack is the media’s sensational headline that Foley’s mother claims that the Obama administration threatened them with prosecution if they paid ransom money to the militants to secure their son’s release.

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Bam! That framing was all that was needed to shift focus away from the heinous actions of the militants, to the virulent and cynically profitable blame-Obama-for-any-and-all-horror-that-happens-in-the-world syndrome in our political zeitgeist. And like clockwork, the rest of the media, politicians, and many commentators were baited and hooked by this media scam, including, I’m sorry to say, the Foley family itself.

Brian Ross

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Sep
14

Rise and Shine – and Chat On

Randomness

MooooOOOOoooorning again – chat on!

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Sep
14

Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden talk in the West Garden Room of the White House, prior to an event with the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams on the South Lawn, Sept. 14, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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MoooOOOooorning – Happy Sunday!




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