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NFL ticket prices plunge amid
backlash over players kneeling
during national anthem: Report

Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson

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Posted By:Ribicon, 10/6/2017 10:33:40 PM

NFL ticket prices have plummeted in the wake of the uproar over the national anthem protests, dropping for the first time this year below the 2016 season’s prices. An analysis released Friday by CNBC found that ticket prices during the first three games of the 2017 season enjoyed a 20-40 percent increase over last year, but then skidded in Week 4 and actually dropped by 2 percent in Week 5. The timing coincides with the uproar following President Trump’s criticism of the protests on Sept. 22, which prompted nearly 200 players to sit or take a knee during the national

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Reply 1 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 10/6/2017 10:49:04 PM     (No. 11408479)

I hope they have to drop prices, drop salaries and end up with an entirely new fan base who agree with them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lucky5, 10/6/2017 10:55:57 PM     (No. 11408483)

This makes me happy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Virtudawg, 10/6/2017 11:08:36 PM     (No. 11408492)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: miceal, 10/6/2017 11:10:15 PM     (No. 11408494)

Don´t care. Done with them and theirs....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux, 10/6/2017 11:27:22 PM     (No. 11408498)

ZERO interest in clueless pituitary freaks making more $$ in a year than I will in my entire life call me an oppressor.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/6/2017 11:36:58 PM     (No. 11408502)

20-40% ticket price increase for 2017, then a 2% decline? I am not watching the NFL any longer. They have ignored the fans, sided with their players, and even after all this fiasco, have not acknowledged the fans. The ownership and management of the NFL have the sensitivity of a hard rock.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Babsathome, 10/6/2017 11:58:12 PM     (No. 11408506)

Stayed true to my word. No football until genuine apologies have been uttered. Absolutely done and find so much more time to get real exercise with real people , that I enjoy being with. All good things for me.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Omen, 10/7/2017 12:10:33 AM     (No. 11408514)

As this continues there will be a point where the CPAs will tell the owners this will bleed into their other business to keep it afloat.
That is when the team cuts will start.
Keep up the pressure.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MOAB, 10/7/2017 12:29:08 AM     (No. 11408525)

They could give me season tickets and I would not go to another game or watch it on TV. I watch College Football it´s far more entertaining.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: flowerladytoo, 10/7/2017 2:51:54 AM     (No. 11408556)

I have been somewhat surprised that many moderate liberals that I am friends with have abandoned the NFL for the same reason many conservatives have. This is by all means NOT just a conservative cause. Even some liberal family members have had enough and are no longer watching the NFL. This is not going away any time soon.There are very good college games out there, every week, without any of the trumped up drama that has overtaken the NFL. I look forward to watching the powers that be squrim, as the NFL slowly sinks into the abyss!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 10/7/2017 3:14:12 AM     (No. 11408562)

The owners are convinced that they can ride this out - that in the end the rubes need this bread & circus spectacle and will learn to live with their annoyance over the national anthem. I´m doing my part by tuning ´em out, but I have a nagging feeling the owners will be proven right. Hope not, though.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JediJerry, 10/7/2017 4:18:35 AM     (No. 11408570)

The NFL should make players salaries tied to ticket and beer sales.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jj1319, 10/7/2017 4:49:34 AM     (No. 11408573)

Tech plays Kansas today.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: miceal, 10/7/2017 5:57:19 AM     (No. 11408581)

The TIDE is about to "flush" A and M....

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Reply 15 - Posted by: greatGreyhounds, 10/7/2017 6:09:47 AM     (No. 11408586)

NFL? What´s that?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Truthfetish, 10/7/2017 6:26:17 AM     (No. 11408592)

Number 10, what you say is encouraging.

All that fashionable sitting and kneeling smacks of smug elitism.

True lower-case L "liberals" wear their patriotism well. ( after the September 11 attacks, flags flu on newly everybody´s car and home in New York City - for quite a long time.)

Meanwhile the upper-case L "Left" loathes America.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: hoosierblue, 10/7/2017 6:49:42 AM     (No. 11408606)

We need a new football league. The NFL can disappear.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: rolfnader, 10/7/2017 6:56:32 AM     (No. 11408609)

The kneeling thugs in the NFL should be forced to watch and read the article before this one. Wouldn´t hurt them to read #1´s post ,either.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: rolfnader, 10/7/2017 6:59:54 AM     (No. 11408612)

Sorry for the second. U of M at MSU tonight! Can´t WAIT!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Udanja99, 10/7/2017 7:10:02 AM     (No. 11408619)

I would like the NFL thugs to be forced to watch the video of the guy who was shot in the leg in Vegas and was lying in a hospital bed when President Trump walked into his room. He dragged himself out of bed and STOOD UP in respect for the president, the office he holds and this country.

I’m not going to get excited about ticket sales until the NFL no longer exists. Then I will celebrate, but not before.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Petronius, 10/7/2017 7:20:54 AM     (No. 11408626)

When I purchase a ticket to a sporting event I want to be entertained, not insulted or lectured at.

NFL can go to Hell.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/7/2017 7:23:28 AM     (No. 11408627)

At least the Law of Supply and Demand hasn´t been repealed!!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: daisymay, 10/7/2017 7:29:27 AM     (No. 11408630)

Wait! #18 you"re assuming they can Read! Thank goodness the Cubbies played last night and NHL is once on TV. Don´t have NFL on at our house ever again!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Robinhood, 10/7/2017 7:42:58 AM     (No. 11408644)

you guys make me laugh. I´m only watching college football now......where do you think these dimwits are trained and their hatred for America is developed?
..... face it your addicted. Seek help...
meet some new people. Try a new hobby... go for a walk.... you´ll feel much better.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: dman, 10/7/2017 7:44:25 AM     (No. 11408647)

Gimme a new football league where the players don´t hate whitey.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Bubby, 10/7/2017 7:45:35 AM     (No. 11408649)

#10 Perhaps that is because they are beginning to realize that they to are hated by blacks? This article was posted here the other day:

Black Lives Matter Students Shut Down the
ACLU´s Campus Free Speech Event
Because ´Liberalism Is White Supremacy


BLM supported by the NFL is morphing into a hate all whiteys organization not just conservative whites. Nothing good has or will come of the BLM movement as the NFL is now experiencing.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/7/2017 8:09:50 AM     (No. 11408670)

I´m good. Focused on the Cubbies for now. As for last night, Cubs Win!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Ajaxliquor, 10/7/2017 8:31:17 AM     (No. 11408681)

Agree with #24. If it´s on network TV, it´s not getting watched. All the alphabets are ignored in my house, and have been for a very long time. I laugh when someone asks me if I saw 60 Minutes last night. It has been 20 years since I watched an "episode".

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Reply 29 - Posted by: congar, 10/7/2017 8:32:37 AM     (No. 11408682)

My empathy meter registers a perfect zero for these pampered, clueless clowns. I am about one quarter of an inch from cancelling my Directv NFL ticket. I used to thoroughly enjoy Sunday football before these ignorant ingrates decided to shove their left wing politics into my face. They should be knelling in self shame.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Poca Dot, 10/7/2017 8:44:14 AM     (No. 11408692)

Great baseball game last night. Tribe was down 8-3, then my favorite player hit a grandslam. A few innings later 8-8. Won it in 13. The players jubilated. No of-the-field drama.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Madinmaryland, 10/7/2017 8:45:09 AM     (No. 11408693)

I am looking forward to attending the Navy-Air Force game today. Can´t wait to see players that love this country and honor it and will all stand for the National Anthem.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 10/7/2017 8:46:23 AM     (No. 11408695)

NASSCAR playoffs are in Charlotte this weekend. Haven´t watched a minute of the NFL this year. Have noticed more ads for the NFL recently. Good luck with that.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Watlines, 10/7/2017 8:51:32 AM     (No. 11408697)

Death sentence: NFL players union contributes money to Soros campaigns.

The NFL players killed their golden goose thanks to one second-string moron.

Who knew?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: bulldog65, 10/7/2017 8:54:53 AM     (No. 11408700)

So a $200 ticket now is a bargain after plunging down to $196! Wow!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 10/7/2017 8:56:09 AM     (No. 11408701)

One post mentioned "until they apologize".
Apologies won´t work for me. The problem is it´s a ´kneeling disease´ that infected the entire league with support from coaches and owners.
It´s bleeding down into college and soon will be in the high schools. Blacks have ruined football with their made up fear of oppression. I´m finish with all sports where blacks participate even at high school level. The kneeling disease is incurable until blacks decide to fix it but they won´t.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/7/2017 8:59:10 AM     (No. 11408704)

Not a deal at 1/100th the price!

They take a knee I give them the 1 finger salute!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 10/7/2017 9:00:27 AM     (No. 11408706)

2% price reduction is not actually a "plunge". Sales figures would be more interesting but I don´t see any here. Just call me Exfan.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: patchy groundfog, 10/7/2017 9:07:27 AM     (No. 11408714)

Anther morsel of irony: many if not all NFL teams saw the secondhand ticket market booming and decided to get in on the scalping party by establishing buyback schemes in order to resell tickets and create another revenue stream.

Since the resale market is much more sensitive to supply and demand (as opposed to full or partial season tickets) week to week, it is a better indicator of (ex) fan disgust with militant players.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: strike3, 10/7/2017 9:14:38 AM     (No. 11408722)

They can do all of the apologizing and price reducing they like, this is a permanent problem for the NFL. Even liberals have figured out that blacks hate them too even though they have been appeasing and coddling them for decades. All that the blacks see is white skin. They have exposed themselves as the true racists. Maybe those 1600 players who are soon to be idle can contribute their huge salaries to the welfare and food stamp programs. That would be my definition of "fair."

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Reply 40 - Posted by: BillW., 10/7/2017 9:20:24 AM     (No. 11408728)

It´s no surprise that in the past two days articles posted here maintain...

NFL players’ union is teamed up with George Soros to fund leftist advocacy groups


FBI Warns Of More Violence From ‘Black Identity Extremist’ Groups

Large numbers of those people are as dangerously anti-American as Obama, PIAPS and Soros.

So if Arabs should be expected to expose the terrorists among them, the same can be said of these leftist blacks.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: dman, 10/7/2017 9:33:15 AM     (No. 11408733)

The price of eclipse sunglasses also plunged on August 22nd. /s

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 10/7/2017 9:44:42 AM     (No. 11408746)

I get my football fix on Saturdays.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 10/7/2017 10:18:45 AM     (No. 11408795)

It´s funny how fast ESPN stopped talking about ´the protests´, like they understood the backlash, weeks before the teams.

´Protests´ are ongoing, but they´re trying to keep that on the down low. I´ve stopped watching, and will keep it that way.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 10/7/2017 10:46:33 AM     (No. 11408820)

The two most exciting football games I´ve see this year were USC vs Texas and USC vs Washington State.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 10/7/2017 11:17:07 AM     (No. 11408853)

When these morons take a knee in support of vicitms of domestic vilence, aggrevated assault, alcholol and drug abuse, rape and murder, then I might consider watching. But that will never happen since half the league has been convicted of the cimes mentioned above. Itwould be an admission of guilt basically.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Judy, 10/7/2017 11:39:14 AM     (No. 11408874)

Mean time , the media, Hollywood,the award shows, the late night so called comedy shows, abccbsnbccnnfox continue to try to make you think Trump has no supporters & conservatives are the minority. Conservatives speak from their wallets , flipping channels off & the ballot box?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: franq, 10/7/2017 12:00:40 PM     (No. 11408891)

An older gent I work with said to me, "You know where all this NFL kneeling business started?" Whereupon he showed me the picture of candidate Hussein, hands folded at crotch level, during the Anthem. Who could forget?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: fairplay, 10/7/2017 1:08:35 PM     (No. 11408952)

The Black players are only hurting themselves! almost 90% players are black. more and more quarterbacks are black. Most college players are black. But liberals hate football and have been trying to diminish it for decades! The draconian equal expenditure for girls sports as well as boys sports law has cut back on boys sports , soccer instead of football. Concussion fears as well as the NFL protest has caused high schools to drop football!

Soon football will be diminished to level of Lacrosse and the black guys will be the big losers!

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Reply 49 - Posted by: watashiyo, 10/7/2017 1:29:20 PM     (No. 11408976)

Yea, Washington State!

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Reply 50 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 10/7/2017 2:08:17 PM     (No. 11409025)

I wonder if advertising on NFL broadcasts has plunged. I hope it has. I´d like to see a meida story on this. I am certainly boycotting advertisers, particularly those of products and services I use.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 10/7/2017 3:33:31 PM     (No. 11409085)

Replace them all..

I´m sick of their "white envy"...

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Reply 52 - Posted by: lil dotty, 10/7/2017 6:06:01 PM     (No. 11409181)

Happy, but still not satisfied.
The problem continues to persist.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 10/7/2017 6:44:46 PM     (No. 11409201)

Time to crank up the USFL again!

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Reply 54 - Posted by: jIMbOB, 10/7/2017 7:05:40 PM     (No. 11409221)

Insult your audience and watch them leave.... and not come back.

No NFL kneelers.... this week....... this game..... maybe?

Well, the NFL can scoop the feces from the punchbowl.....

.... but I Still Ain´t Drinkin´ From It!

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An MSNBC spokesman confirmed Saturday the company made a separation-related payment to one of Chris Matthews employees after the woman complained about sexual harassment. Two sources familiar with the situation told The Daily Caller that Matthews paid $40,000 to settle with an assistant producer on his show, “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” in 1999 after she accused him of harassment. An MSNBC spokesperson contested that claim to the Caller, saying the company instead paid significantly less as part of a severance package. The woman complained to CNBC executives about Matthews making inappropriate comments and jokes about her while in the company

Hundreds of EPA Employees
Have Quit Under Trump

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Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: Tishimself- 12/17/2017 9:05:47 AM     Post Reply
Over 700 employees at the Environmental Protection Agency have quit or taken early retirement during the Trump administration so far, bringing the agency close to employment levels not seen since Reagan. ThinkProgress, whose senior editor is scared of his plumber who he fears may have voted for Trump, is warning that the exodus will lead to "dirtier air" and "dirtier water." "Since Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt took over the top job at the agency in March, more than 700 employees have either retired, taken voluntary buyouts, or quit, signaling the second-highest exodus of employees from the agency in nearly a

Did the FBI and the Justice Department, plot
to clear Hillary Clinton, bring down Trump?

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Fox News, by Gregg Jarrett    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 12/15/2017 9:54:16 PM     Post Reply
There is strong circumstantial evidence that an insidious plot unprecedented in American history was hatched within the FBI and the Obama Justice Department to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. (Snip) Such a plot would show that partisans within the FBI and the Justice Department, driven by personal animus and a sense of political righteousness, surreptitiously conspired to subvert electoral democracy itself in our country. As of now, we have no proof beyond a reasonable doubt of such a plot. But we have very strong circumstantial evidence.

Trump is most the unpopular
first-year president in history.
But that’s not even the bad news.

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AOL News, by Eric Lutz    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 12/16/2017 6:10:19 PM     Post Reply
There’s bad news and there’s worse news for President Donald Trump in new polls released this week. First comes the latest round of polling showing that Trump is the most unpopular president on record. Just 32% of respondents to a new Associated Press-NORC poll said they approved of the job Trump is doing as president, while an overwhelming 67% they disapproved. Among those who don’t think the president is doing a good job, more than half say they “strongly disapprove” of his work. The poll — conducted earlier this month — also suggests that nearly 70% of Americans believe the United States is “heading

LOL: Some Want Chelsea
Clinton To Run For Senate

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Townhall.com, by Matt Vespa    Original Article
Posted By: Flipper3- 12/16/2017 4:31:36 PM     Post Reply
I don’t know whether this is comedy or a sign that in rural America, Democrats really don’t have anyone to run in statewide races. There were rumors that Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) could become the next director of the CIA, current CIA Director Mike Pompeo would become secretary of state, and current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would be asked to take a hike. Talk about some unwelcome Thanksgiving news if you’re Tillerson. The Trump White House has rejected the notion that this plan is in the works. Tillerson himself said he’s never considered leaving his current post.

Ryan: Americans need to have more babies
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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Scott Wong    Original Article
Posted By: Tishimself- 12/16/2017 7:49:28 AM     Post Reply
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) suggested Thursday that Americans need to have more babies or risk a collapse of popular entitlements like Medicare and Social Security. “This is going to be the new economic challenge for America: people. Baby boomers are retiring — I did my part, but we need to have higher birth rates in this country,” Ryan, a father of three, told reporters as he riffed on how Republicans will tackle entitlement and welfare reform in 2018. “Baby boomers are retiring and we have fewer people following them in the workforce.

CNN´s Amanpour: Trump´s Use Of "Fake
News" Label Undermines Credibility
Of Democracy, Our World Order

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Real Clear Politics, by Tim Hains    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/15/2017 9:15:05 PM     Post Reply
CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Christian Amanpour discuss reports that leaders of Syria, Myanmar Russia, and other authoritarian states have all used the term "fake news" to dismiss credible reports they disagree with. Ryan Crocker, who has served as ambassador to several middle eastern countries joins the conversation. Amanpour said that Trump´s use of the term has given dictators around the world license to paralyze the press and if it goes on, it will put democracy and the entire world order at risk. "This is really serious, and it just has to stop. Because it is undermining not just our safety, but

Kirsten Gillibrand, Long a Champion of
Women, Finds the Nation Joining Her

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New York Times, by Shane Goldmacher and Matt Flegenheimer    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/16/2017 3:21:52 PM     Post Reply
For much of the year, Kirsten Gillibrand’s critics — sensing a presidential aspirant in their midst — had assumed that the New York senator could not hear enough about herself. For one day at least, it appeared she had. It had been about 10 hours since President Trump accused her of “begging” for campaign contributions that she “would do anything” to secure, and the Ms. Gillibrand, driving with her 14-year-old son on Tuesday evening, flipped on the radio looking for an update on the Senate race in Alabama. The top story, instead, was her. The radio went off again. What, exactly,

All I Want for Christmas...Is to Be as
Savage as Sarah Huckabee Sanders

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Townhall, by Brian L.    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/16/2017 5:24:57 AM     Post Reply
Democrats hate her (#Tolerance)... Feminists despise her (#GlassCeiling)... Progressives want her silenced (#Diversity)... And the liberal media dreads her. Who is she? She’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders. In case you’ve been hiding under a freshly broken shard of glass from one of the ceilings being broken all over Washington D.C. lately - keep reading, it gets better. She’s the 3rd female to ever hold the office of the White House Press Secretary. - Dee Dee Myers was the first under Clinton (1993-1994) - Dana Perino was the 2nd who served under Bush in 2007 And it’s no surprise that Trump put her there because she’s perfect for the job.

CA Dems Proposing Spending $1 Billion
Giving Health Care To Illegal Immigrants

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Daily Wire, by Hank Berrien    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/16/2017 1:22:17 PM     Post Reply
Democrats, who have a monopoly of power in California politics, are proposing to spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to illegal immigrants living in the state. Medi-Cal, which is the state’s Medicaid program, would eliminate legal residency requirements.The proposal was offered as part of a $4.3 billion proposal from San Francisco Democrat Assemblyman Phil Ting, the head of the Assembly budget committee. According to NBC Bay Area, 7% of people residing in California lack health coverage, many of them illegal immigrants. California has already eliminated legal residency requirements for Medicaid coverage for

´Seriously, I´m Honored´: Clinton Praises
SNL Star Who Got Tattoo Of Her
as ´Gift´

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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/16/2017 9:39:09 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton responded to a "Saturday Night Live" actor who showed off a new tattoo in the former Democratic presidential nominee´s likeness.Pete Davidson posted an image of his new Hillary ink on his Instagram page, saying it was a "gift" for the 2016 runner-up."Wanted to get @HillaryClinton a Christmas gift so I got a tattoo of my hero," Davidson, 24, wrote on Instagram. "Thanks for being such a bad-[expletive] and one of the strongest people in the universe," he wrote. (Tweet) Clinton later commented on Davidson´s post, thanking him for his support."Thanks," the former first lady wrote. "This makes it

Anita Hill Chairs Hollywood Anti-Sexual
Harassment Commission Formed by Top Execs

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Variety, by Dave McNary    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/16/2017 5:10:55 AM     Post Reply
Spurred by the multitude of sexual abuse scandals, top Hollywood executives have tapped Anita Hill to chair the newly formed Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace. The commission made the announcement Friday following a meeting convened by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, Nike Foundation founder and co-chair Maria Eitel, Nina Shaw, and venture captialist Freada Kapor Klein. “The Commission will not seek just one solution, but a comprehensive strategy to address the complex and inter-related causes of the problems of parity and power,” said Kennedy.

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