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Did Edward Snowden Lie About His Contacts With Chinese Intelligence?

Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 12:57:54 pm
A Daily Beast article by Gordon Chang has some explosive allegations about Edward Snowden's possible connections to Chinese intelligence: Snowden Lied About China Contacts. "I have had no contact with the Chinese government," Snowden wrote in a Q&A on the Guardian website while taking refuge in Hong Kong in June. ...

Bobo vs. the Internets

Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 10:52:14 am
David Brook's latest column about marijuana has released the snark from all corners of the Internets: wow did everyone see david brooks op ed in the new york times today pic.twitter.com/mJW5T3tlr7 — L ? O ? (@leyawn) January 3, 2014 Vanity Fair also takes a swing: For a little while in my ...

About that Glenn Greenwald "Dead Man's Switch" claim

Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 9:12:15 pm
I was just skimming Bart Gellman's Snowden interview again and something caught my eye: Some news accounts have quoted U.S. government officials as saying Snowden has arranged for the automated release of sensitive documents if he is arrested or harmed. There are strong reasons to doubt that, beginning with Snowden's ...

Media Research Center: Mendacious Misquotes 2013

Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 10:12:06 am
Media Research Center is 'America's Media Watchdog,' a right wing propaganda outlet that calls itself 'The Leader in Documenting, Exposing and Neutralizing Liberal Media Bias.' Of course they don't tell you that by 'neutralizing' they mean putting out alternate and in most ways much worse propaganda than what they perceive ...

Daily Caller commenters spew misogyny and racism in response to story about Michelle Obama

Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 12:14:58 pm
The story, by Caroline May, is about a Gallup survey which revealed that Americans ate less healthy this year than they did last year: Despite first lady Michelle Obama's healthy living push, American eating habits deteriorated in the first 10 months of 2013, compared with 2012, according to a recent ...

No, Angola Has Not 'Banned Islam'. It's a Little More Complicated Than That.

Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 5:06:43 pm
Political map of Africa (2012) courtesy of UT Perry-Castañeda LibraryYes, Angola again. I know you might be tired of hearing about it by now, but I despise yellow journalism, so I tend to be like a dog with a bone when ridiculous fake stories make the rounds on the internet. ...

Google Starts Caring About Child Porn

Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 6:11:58 pm
I'll forego the temptation to say "what took you so long:" Google's Eric Schmidt Announces New Blocks on Child Porn. Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt has outlined how his company is introducing new measures to block child pornography from appearing in its searches. Schmidt explained the changes to Google's search ...

We Are the Transparent Machines

Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 5:13:54 pm
Vimeo This is a great little video, making an important point about our irrationality on privacy, in a world where Google, Facebook, Linkedin and many other large corporations know far more about each one of us than the NSA could ever dream of. We are the Transparent Machines™ | ...

Republicans Just Changed the Rules AFTER a Virginia Election to Change the Outcome

Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 11:03:32 am
Already shaping up to be one of the closest races in state history, a last-minute rule change is stirring up the recount to decide who will become Virginia's next attorney general. The Daily Press of Newport News, Va. reported Friday that Republican candidate Mark Obenshain had an unofficial lead of ...

German Intelligence Officials: Russian Intelligence Is Running the Snowden Show

Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 10:31:55 am
Former NSA super-villain John Schindler notes a new report in German daily Die Welt in which a senior German intelligence official concludes that the Snowden circus is being stage-managed by Russian intelligence. The recent Moscow visit of the leftist Green Party parliamentarian Hans-Christian Ströbele with Snowden caused a global sensation. ...

WSJ publishes op-ed from health care expert Suzanne Somers

Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 10:14:53 am
For your perusal: a thin film of anecdote married to a standard derp armature of fake quotes, and argument from questionable authority: Suzanne Somers: The Affordable Care Act Is a Socialist Ponzi Scheme. My sister-in-law had to wait two months to get a General Practitioner. During this period she spent ...

North Carolina GOP State Rep. Larry Pittman: Obama's Not a Traitor... to Kenya

Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 5:26:50 pm
YouTube Birther alert! North Carolina state Rep. Larry Pittman (R), speaking to a friendly crowd in Concord on Monday, joked that President Obama hasn't done anything to harm his native country -- Kenya. "Someone had posted something [on Facebook] with a picture of Barack Obama and across it said 'traitor,' " ...

NC GOP Precinct Chairman Who Resigned Over Racist Comments: The Party Is 'Gutless'

Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 11:41:40 am
Video Appearing on Asheville radio station WWNC Thursday, Yelton accused the show of taking his comment out of context with a cut-and-paste editing job. "They created an illusion that I was just personally had an agenda against the blacks, tried to make it talking about racism rather than the real issue ...

NC GOP Precinct Chairman Resigns After Mega-Racist Interview on the Daily Show

Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 3:40:17 pm
Video North Carolina Republican Party precinct chairman Don Yelton was asked to resign today, following his appearance on the Daily Show last night, and you'll see why. Comedy Central

Fired White House Aide Admits He Was Twitter Troll

Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 10:06:37 am
A top White House national security aide who was secretly going on Twitter to insult other Obama administration officials and politicians from both major parties, and to question the policies he had been helping develop, is apologizing. Jofi Joseph is also out of a job. The Daily Beast broke the news ...

Gun Owners Are Using Instagram to Privately Sell Firearms, Evade Background Checks

Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 9:04:48 pm
Instagram, which does not have a specific policy that bans users from selling firearms, has become another vehicle for online gun sales according to a Daily Beast report. While 91 percent of Americans support a law requiring anyone who purchases a gun to pass a background check, weak state ...

Republicans, It's Time to Face Facts: The Right-Wing Media Is Lying to You

Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 5:37:23 pm
Texas blogger Allen Clifton lays it out in plain language: Bashing the media is an easy thing to do. Both political parties do it, though Republicans are far more aggressive with their accusation that the "liberal media" or "mainstream media" is out to get them. All while ignoring ...

Daily Caller: Confederate Flags Are Just Like Gay Pride Flags

Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 6:25:25 pm
The Republican Party sent their best people out to the media today to downplay that Confederate flag at the White House yesterday, but the websites that keep the voting base whipped into an irrational frenzy had a different agenda. For example, the Daily Caller: Students Suspended for Confederate Flags to ...

Carney: Obama Will Never Negotiate on Debt Limit Again

Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 11:28:27 am
White House press secretary Jay Carney said today President Obama is finished negotiating with GOP extortionists over the fate of the American economy. "Whether it's today, or a number of weeks from now, or a number of months from now, or a number of years from now, it will always ...

Wall Street Is Underestimating How Dangerous Republicans Are For The World's Economy

Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 1:45:02 pm
This post originally appeared at NationalMemo.com. When Standard & Poor's downgraded America's credit rating from AAA to AA+ after 2011's debt limit crisis, President Obama was apoplectic. "Our problems are eminently solvable, and we know what we have to do to solve them. With respect to debt, our problem is not confidence ...

Nightmare Debt-Default Scenario Looks More Likely Every Day

Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 9:49:51 am
This post originally appeared at NationalMemo.com. Senator Ted Cruz's (R-TX) fake filibuster is over. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) opposes the letting the junior senator actually filibuster the bill before the Senate, as does Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX). That means the junior senator got a lot of attention, ...

Breitbart Resurrects Another Old Right Wing Canard

Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 6:11:56 pm
Keepin' it classy, the site that Andrew Breitbart built reports the news the right wing wants to hear: CLINTON MISTRESS: BILL TOLD ME HILLARY IS BISEXUAL. Bill Clinton's former mistress alleged that Hillary Clinton is a bisexual in a recent interview. Gennifer Flowers, who reportedly had an affair with Bill Clinton ...

Reforming FISA and the NSA: Close the NSA's Reagan-Era Collection Loophole

Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 12:27:48 pm
Marc Ambinder has a good post looking at some concrete ways in which the NSA and FISA courts can be reformed for more transparency and better privacy protection: Close the NSA's Reagan-Era Collection Loophole. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Mark Udall, D-Colo., object to NSA's newly acquired permission to ...

Instead of Gun Violence, Republicans Want to Talk About 'Mental Health'

Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 4:11:50 pm
Photo: Brittany Randolph via Flickr.com This post originally appeared at NationalMemo.com. In the wake of a mass shooting, the National Rifle Association goes silent as its members and fans spew insults they learned from the movie Mean Girls at anyone who would dare talk about gun safety. This is typically followed in the ...

NSA Cryptography Analyst: We, Too, Are Americans

Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 5:54:31 pm
NSA mathematician (they do code-breaking, remember?) Roger Barkan has a very interesting piece at ZDNet on his experience of what it's really like to work for the NSA, a counter-weight to the cartoonish paranoia of the Greensnow Axis. As someone deep in the trenches of NSA, where I work on ...

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