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Washington Post panic
New York Post, by L. Brent Bozell III

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/10/2013 5:15:42 AM

The Washington Post is a legend in the minds of the Washington elite, so its financial decline has caused quiet panic. As NPR media reporter David Folkenflik put it, “You think of stories like the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, these are all stories where The Washington Post led the nation’s understanding, the world’s understanding of some major issues.” Outside the liberal media, you wonder how long Post fans can wallow in their Nixon-crumbling polyester “glory days” in the early 1970s. But nostalgia ruled as the Graham family sold the Post to Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon.com.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Deedo, 8/10/2013 6:17:19 AM     (No. 9466959)

I think that all of the established newspapers are going to have to run through a gauntlet of fire, as has the Post. The Washington Post was lucky to sucker in a really rich guy, but will others be so lucky? Carlos Slim put in $250 million into the NY Times, but now that his backside has been whipped, would he or anyone else do the same? Bezos will lose most or all of his investment, but I don´t think that he cares; he has other plans.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fleetusa, 8/10/2013 7:04:21 AM     (No. 9466980)

The Post stock jumped because they sold the Post which was the money losing asset in the Post company. The rest including Kaplan education will continue and the name of the company will change from "WaPo". The bright guys that run the company haven´t come up with an appropriate name though even though they have known about the pending sale for months as I guess it takes a village.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jinx, 8/10/2013 7:46:51 AM     (No. 9467017)

The Post made its name by going after Nixon. If they would actually do the same with the scandals going on now, they might have a chance. They are so busy covering up for Obama, that they have no news worth reading. Shame on them for being so biased as to let their once great newspaper go broke.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 8/10/2013 8:32:18 AM     (No. 9467092)

The national papers simply can´t compete with 24/7 cable news for breaking stories or with bloggers for analysis. I once read several newspapers a day. Now all I read on newsprint is the county-wide weekly because it still has a monopoly on local politics and crime stories.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Starlady, 8/10/2013 9:04:13 AM     (No. 9467128)

As Rush pointed out Bezos has not made a profit on Amazon and no one seems to care, so who cares if the Post continues to lose money. They only care if it stops spouting liberal propaganda.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 8/10/2013 9:11:11 AM     (No. 9467137)

The nostalgic pleasure of perusing the morning paper is completely outweighed by the knowledge that a subscription to any syndicated paper (especially one like the WaPo) is a de facto cash contribution to the progressive agenda.

Our "fourth estate" is openly seeking to execute our constitutional republic.

Why should we pay the hangman?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 8/10/2013 9:20:16 AM     (No. 9467145)

How can a single paper compete in a webverse of information? Each writer has to compete against the best writers and thinkers the world has to offer. While in their local pond many of the writers seem like big fish, in the world pond there is simply no way they can all be at the top.

And of course, anyone with a biased agenda is going to look stupid and their lies will be exposed. When I see a story on the web I can go to several sources to get a fuller picture of what is going on. After several trips to a paper like the Post shows me the reporters cannot be trusted for unbiased reporting, I go elsewhere.

Finally, why wait for dead tree reporting when I can get the news NOW!

The change to a broader format should have been made LONG ago but newspapers are such self reinforcing cliques that they are terrified of operating as independent thinkers. Without their peers and their editorial structures to protect ands guide them, they might actually end up writing something truly unbiased; unlikely but possible. And that possibility scares them. They might become outcasts from their tribe.

But the market, as much as they hate it, grinds on. Lousy product is recognized and the public no longer buys it. Even Bezos cannot manage $100M yearly losses indefinitely. In 250 years he would be broke! Besides, he will NOT tolerate the plodding inefficiencies of the dead tree news culture. It´s not in his nature. So they will have to transform and my guess is the nature the transformation will NOT allow them to preserve the liberal tribal culture that they desperately cling to.

That is Good News!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 8/10/2013 9:42:47 AM     (No. 9467169)

The Grahams were so committed to the ideals of journalism that they bailed out of their financial Hindenburg before it struck the earth.

Meanwhile, some Metro desk hack still thinks he´s got a plum job at a prestigious paper.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Grambo, 8/10/2013 9:51:53 AM     (No. 9467183)

There just isn´t a broad market for untruths. That market is mostly limited to Liberal ideologues, who, as we know, occupy a narrow habitat along the coastal cities.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Arby, 8/10/2013 10:00:36 AM     (No. 9467202)

The bitter reality is that ´journalists´ are not trained in subject matter. One day they write about gardening; the next day they write about politics. So-called ´experts´ must always be taken with a huge grain of salt, but at least they´re more than rank amateurs. Most of the ´hotshot´ journalists are nouveau smart. Let the Post be damned. Good riddance.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/10/2013 10:02:45 AM     (No. 9467207)

And yet, there are a half-dozen ´watergates´ going on right now at the White House. But the Post chooses not to investigate any of them.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/10/2013 10:07:46 AM     (No. 9467212)

#9 The market is abound with the purveyors of ´untruths´ (liars). The competition is stiff so to be king of the hill there has to be an audience which has shrunk to nothing because people don´t read or purchase print. It´s a dying field and the liberals don´t or won´t understand it.
If the left wing owners of newspapers won´t print their king´s scandals and national news then they are reduced to tabloid news, comics and want ads. I hope they all crash in the end.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: WhatMediaBias, 8/10/2013 10:11:54 AM     (No. 9467218)

I think we should have a contest for the best new name.
I suggest Post-Washington.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/10/2013 10:17:45 AM     (No. 9467225)

I expect a visit from some sort of Unofficial Official after I mailed their News Room a new enema bag.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/10/2013 10:25:51 AM     (No. 9467235)

The Baby Boomers, America´s most dominant population cohort, are entering well into their DAMAGED EYESIGHT years.

You match up newspapers against a 24" or larger video display unit where you can make all the letters bigger, and then talk back to the writers ~ well, it´s just no contest.

After 4 eye surgeries in recent years, I can´t be bothered ............ it´s all net all the time 24/7

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Reply 16 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/10/2013 10:30:05 AM     (No. 9467242)

I won´t be surprised if the Post is included with my Amazon Prime membership.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/10/2013 10:32:11 AM     (No. 9467245)

By 2020 - the Washington Post and the New York Times will consist entirely of two middle aged women posting on FaceBook!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: artman1746, 8/10/2013 10:51:42 AM     (No. 9467277)

The WP has never been a "news" paper that has as its goal the distribution of fair and balanced news to the citizens. It has had the goal of filtering news, carefully diminishing anything that may be negative toward the liberal agenda and forcefully magnifying news that would damage any opposing view. That´s why the legacy in their own mind is bringing down, not any corrupt president, but any Republican president. They will never allow the destruction of a liberal president; even when their bias brings down their own paper.

Such is the mindset of liberals.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/10/2013 11:14:27 AM     (No. 9467305)

Newspapers like the Post and NYT´s will continue on the same path that they have been on for years simply because they love to hear or see the words "according to the WP or the NYT´s" etc. That just runs chills up the spines. Or is it down their legs? That is the only thing they have left to justify their continuing existence. Any smart businessman would close them in a heart beat due to the staggering annual losses.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: FleetUSA, 8/10/2013 11:22:15 AM     (No. 9467318)

And the next act might be the Koch brothers buying the Los Angeles paper.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Distorted, 8/10/2013 11:27:20 AM     (No. 9467328)

To paraphrase Rush with regard to both the WaPo & the NYT: I hope they fail.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: peterfleming, 8/10/2013 11:49:19 AM     (No. 9467367)

Leading crime of the century: so called conservatives like Bozell, using the word, "liberal" and “progressive”, to cover up for promotion of socialism and communism. Committing the same exact semantic crimes as Bozell, we point to the Washington Post, Beacon of Big Government, calling itself “liberal”, operating under the disguise of insider socialism, communism and fascism. Washington Post, the Protectorate of all forms of Collectivism (the kind ignorantly believed is Left). Worse, comments from a few otherwise brilliant Ldotters, encourage this statist charade by using such phrases as: Starlady#5 “spouting liberal propaganda”; lonestarm3#6 “contribution to the progressive agenda”; jeffkinnh#7 “liberal tribal culture they desperately cling to”; Grambo#9 “limited to liberal ideologues”; bigfatslob#12 “it’s a dying field and the liberals don’t or won’t understand it” .Our own Ldotters, unwittingly propagandizing for the Post ! Spouting Marxist dogma, calling it “liberalism”, is a cover up, a semantic theft, that guarantees we continue to lose effectiveness in the word battle for truth. Imagine re-reading Bozell’s article and these comments, and exchanging to the word “socialism”. DISCOVER HOW MUCH MORE POWERFUL IT IS ! Let go of the fear of calling these destroyers what they ARE ! Official or unofficial, so-called liberals are ALL Marxists.



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Reply 23 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/10/2013 12:07:41 PM     (No. 9467401)

I submit that even more panic-inducing than the loss of their career cocoon is the unsettling prospect of losing their self-ascribed "eliteness". You know, that smug head-tilt on "Washington Week in Review" that just reeks of "I´m so dang much smarter than thou."

It must be disconcerting to them indeed. Unfortunately, aside from the fact they demonstrated their own stupidity by relentlessly alienating 50% of their market, the fact is that on any given day, on this forum alone that are at least a dozen or so citizen-journalists (yes, Sen. Feinstein, there is such a thing) who are smarter, funnier, more insightful,and whose writing craft is superior to anyone still employed by the Washington Post (or the NYT).

Oh,well...the still have their dwindling band of co-conspirators to share memories of their imagined once-greatness. For now.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 8/10/2013 12:41:33 PM     (No. 9467464)

Sorry, #22, but language changes over time (e.g. either/neither are now pronounced eye-ther/nye-ther instead of eee-ther/nee-ther). There´s nothing we can do about it.

"Liberal" and "progressive" have long meant soft-core Marxism. Those who use such terms, whether on the left or on the right, know that full well.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: lencu255, 8/10/2013 1:43:38 PM     (No. 9467555)

#24 - I don´t see anything marxist/communist in "liberals/progressive". Imo, it is much more fascist than the fascism of the 20th century.
Look at our legal system and economy!

About wapo - Pravda was not read by regular people. We had to subscribe to it to get subscription to the sports newspaper or literary magazine. So, there is no reason to worry for the fascist newspaper to run out of money - we are still paying enough in taxes to support it!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: larryp, 8/10/2013 1:55:56 PM     (No. 9467565)

(picture all caps)But who is there customer base-The WaPo? The schools are union job providers_, no education there. No news reading there. You can look at the scores or the graduation rates. They had charter schools and the parents in the neighborhood were lined up to send the kids there, but at the behest of persons unknown, Obama cancelled out the funding.
So no one teaches at the charters. Then there is the criminal element and EBT-rERs and malingerers. so they are shooting up and not readingthe Wash Post.
The suburbs-local papers, everything on internet-few customers there.
Congress? phfft-they are presented with news summaries by staff from a service. forget the POst there.
So for all these years,it was a mess and the masterminds just cranked out lefty twaddle. ( who was paying?)

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Reply 27 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 8/10/2013 2:22:23 PM     (No. 9467600)

The big city news papers are owned by the democrats, same old propaganda over and over.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/10/2013 3:05:56 PM     (No. 9467643)

To believe the WaPo can change it´s stripes under Bezos is like believing water can change from being wet. Not gonna happen. Stock jumped $25.00!!! all from the libtard big stock holders who know what deep pockets the man has. 100 million a year loss to him is nothing but a welcome tax write-off. WaPo lib agenda is safe for at least until they are down to a circulation of three paid subscribers, and the rest handed out free with every purchase of a book at Amazon. It´ll become like the "Babysitter Trader" and "Used Used Car BlowOut Bonanza!" at the free stand at 7-11.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: zzzghy, 8/10/2013 4:43:05 PM     (No. 9467732)

Interesting thread. Excellent posts.

#6 resonated. Here´s the thing; I really like reading a newspaper. My first computer was a Commodore and I´ve been online pretty much since algore jr. invented it, but I still like that paper, man.

I subscribe to the (once fabulous) Los Angeles Sunday Times, and I´m usually awake when I hear it slap the driveway. I love it. I´m 57 years old and I know how to read through the LA Times, and I´m not willing to give it up.

That, plus the fact that I figure they´re losing money on me; the dead tree Times is practically free now and I live in Palm Springs so the ads are more or less meaningless -- except at Big Five -- so why not enjoy a good rustling inky Sunday paper?

I made fair to ok money in printing and publishing after I left the music business, so please allow me a sentimental professional mulligan. I love the Sunday morning newspaper and I´m keeping it.

I´m in obamatire mode now, but that´s ok too, I guess.

Money is easier to save than waste if you know what you´re doing.

Or, money is harder to waste than save if you know what you´re doing.

A city boy can survive...





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Reply 30 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 8/10/2013 4:46:52 PM     (No. 9467737)

The one area where newspapers still compete well against Internet news is coverage of local affairs and politics. Ironically, it´s that very area where the Post has cut back drastically over the last 20 years. The Metro section of the Post used to be very substantial, but it´s flimsy as heck now. Want to know what´s going on in greater Washington DC? Don´t bother reading the Washington Post.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 8/10/2013 5:30:49 PM     (No. 9467784)

I hope Bezos continues buying up losing propositions, especially newspapers. I mean, $100 million per year in just the WAPO and who knows how much per year on Amazon, and couple of other liberal rescues, and soon Mr. Bezos may find himself bankrupt.

Keep it up Bozo and keep pumping those dollars into media madness.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 8/10/2013 6:20:54 PM     (No. 9467816)

Patriotic, Lovers of Liberty, in general, should be pooling their resources and creating the new media. No need to buy up the old media. It´s not about paper and ink anymore. It´s about honest,clear thinking, dedicated citizen-journalists like this fine gaggle of Libertarians Dotters.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: pickle1, 8/10/2013 6:24:08 PM     (No. 9467821)

Won´t deal with Amazon because they double bill me and send me double of everything I ordered. They can´t seem to fix it so I am sure they will continue in this same tradition owning the Washington Post.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: virbots, 8/10/2013 7:11:37 PM     (No. 9467866)

Here´s what I´d like to know. Did Bezos buy the post because he thinks he can turn it around or because they buy ink by the barrel?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: nevernaught, 8/10/2013 8:12:38 PM     (No. 9467919)

Where oh where have all the tree huggers gone. Think of the millions of trees that are executed just to print propaganda.

I guess killing trees is AOK a long as the bias continues.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Bazi, 8/10/2013 8:21:03 PM     (No. 9467926)

After all is said and done, we´ll be getting our Amazon orders wrapped with unsold copies of the WaPo.
#15-Good point! It´s wonderful to be able to adjust the font size and contrast as needed.


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Reply 37 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 8/11/2013 8:23:06 AM     (No. 9468402)

I don´t buy books made of wood, I have my Kindle...that I love. I have my own library larger than most cities.
I have not read a wood newspaper in years...I have my computer.
And it is nice to make some great money on ´neon´ on the NYSE for inventing special screens for these products.
So Washington Post I don´t give a.........

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/11/2013 9:16:34 AM     (No. 9468477)

Dittos, #36. Now we have finally adjusted the content.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: harper, 8/11/2013 1:38:08 PM     (No. 9468825)

Liberal Newspapers of former note appear to be going through the same process that H´weird starlets on the way down travel. Handed off from user to loser until all their charms are gone yet their bad habits and chronic dependencies remain. Then it´s dumpster time.

Can´t be soon enough for the Whapo.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Rafter, 8/11/2013 5:36:53 PM     (No. 9469056)

Bozell -- "Bezos Buyz-off Bozos"

Ah, what a delight!

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Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 4:45:45 AM     Post Reply
The Supreme Court has made pretty clear that putting your money where your mouth is deserves broad protection as a form of free political speech. The justices are about to consider whether outright lying in a campaign deserves a similar First Amendment shield. The court’s recent decisions easing the flow of generous campaign contributions already shifted the electoral landscape. If the court finds that even the most patently outrageous statements about candidates may not be barred by law, those two decisions combined could expand the rhetorical battlefield of the midterm elections and raise the attack ad volume as never before. With Congress



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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