Thursday, July 27, 2017

CNN

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Ted Cruz
It's always a fun time when The Cruz Missile delivers a devastating legal smackdown!

Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) has stated that CNN could be held guilty of extortion for threatening the man who made a parody video of President Trump slamming the news network to the ground and beating it up.

CNN allegedly threatened the creator of the video, who happens to be a redditor, to expose his identity.

However, Senator Cruz believes that this action could lead CNN to be charged with extortion and blackmail. Senator Cruz previously taught Supreme Court litigation at the University of Texas School of Law where he was an adjunct professor.

“Troubling. I assume CNN’s lawyers are examining GA § 16-8-16 Theft by extortion,” Cruz wrote. “If CNN constructively obtained the gif-maker’s IP it’s a GA crime if they threatened to ‘Disseminate any information tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule.'”

CNN is facing intense criticism after it managed to track down the creator of the video that showed Trump putting a wrestler to ground and beating him up; the wrestler’s head was superimposed with CNN.

In an online article, the cable news network seemed to make a subtle suggestion that it would publicise the person’s identity if he was caught engaging in “ugly behavior” online again.

“He is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again,” the story, titled “How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF,” reads on CNN.com

“CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change,” it adds.

The story came back to hit CNN right in the face. Monday saw #CNNBlackmail trend on twitter almost all day.

In a statement given to BuzzFeed, CNN said it had decided against revealing the Redditor’s name out of concern for his well-being and safety.

“Any assertion that the network blackmailed or coerced him is false,” it said.

“The user, who is an adult male, not a 15-year-old boy, apologized and deleted his account before ever speaking with our reporter. CNN never made any deal, of any kind, with the user,” it added.

“In fact, CNN included its decision to withhold the user’s identity in an effort to be completely transparent that there was no deal,” CNN’s statement read.

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CNN Cyber Bullying
"I thought the online bullies were just gonna laugh at my glasses, or my haircut"

CNN denies to have threatened the Redditor behind the origin of the “HanA**holeSolo” to come out and apologize to the media outlet.

CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski, in an article “How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF,” wrote about how he was able to discover the person behind the much controversial meme.

It make matters worse, Kaczynsk highlighted that the Redditor was in fact a Trump supporter, as per the information found on his social media.

“The apology came after CNN’s KFile identified the man behind ‘HanA**holeSolo.’ Using identifying information that “HanA**holeSolo” posted on Reddit, KFile was able to determine key biographical details, “to find the man’s name using a Facebook search and ultimately corroborate details he had made available on Reddit,” Kaczynski stated.

The Reddit user wrote:

“First of all,I would like to apologize to the members of the Reddit community for getting this site and this sub embroiled in a controversy that should never have happened, I would also like to apologize for the posts made that were racist, bigoted, and anti-semitic. I am in no way this kind of person, I love and accept people of all walks of life and have done so for my entire life. I am not the person that the media portrays me to be in real life, I was trolling and posting things to get a reaction from the subs on reddit and never meant any of the hateful things I said in those posts.

I would never support any kind of violence or actions against others simply for what they believe in, their religion, or the lifestyle they choose to have. Nor would I carry out any violence against anyone based upon that or support anyone who did.

The meme was created purely as satire, it was not meant to be a call to violence against CNN or any other news affiliation. I had no idea anyone would take it and put sound to it and then have it put up on the President’s Twitter feed. It was a prank, nothing more. What the President’s feed showed was not the original post that was posted here, but loaded up somewhere else and sound added to it then sent out on Twitter. I thought it was the original post that was made and that is why I took credit for it.”

The public lashed out against CNN denying and threatening a private citizen for a meme faster than they fired Kathy Griffin for mock-beheading the president.”

On the other hand, Kaczynski in his article denied all claims that stated that CNN had threatened the user, thus causing him to make a formal apology. He mentioned that the user had in fact called Kaczynski and said: “I am in total agreement with your statement. I was not threatened in anyway.”

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Journalist James O’Keefe and his group, Project Veritas, eviscerated CNN with a hidden camera video yesterday—exposing how CNN is intentionally spreading fake news in order to goose their ratings.

Today, O’Keefe delivered a second video, which is somehow even more eyebrow-raising than the first.

Project Veritas’s latest video, embedded above, catches CNN pundit Van Jones on camera, also admitting that the Russia investigation is completely fabricated, despite the news network’s almost constant coverage.

The two videos cap a horrendous week for CNN. On Monday, CNN fired three journalists over a completely fabricated story that smeared former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci. CNN was forced to retract the story and apologize to Scaramucci, who is now suing CNN for $100 million.

O’Keefe’s videos, however, prove that CNN’s “fake news” scandal isn’t limited to one story: it infects the entire news organization, starting at the top with Zucker.

Watch the video above, and add your comment below:

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In October of 2016, James O’Keefe and his group, Project Veritas, changed the narrative of the election during a critical week when he exposed that Democratic operatives were behind the violence at Trump rallies.

Follow that success, O’Keefe vowed to target and expose the corporate media.

At 2 am this morning, O’Keefe delivered.

In Project Veritas’ latest video release, embedded above, an undercover reporter for PV is on camera with a senior producer for CNN discussing “Russia” and CNN President Jeff Zucker’s marching orders to keep the fake news story alive despite no evidence to support any truth in the story.

CNN and Zucker are acting “for the ratings” according to the producer who was caught on hidden camera.

CNN may have been tipped off to O’Keefe’s latest investigation as they preempted the story over the weekend by firing two producers over Russian fake news released by the cable news network.

O’Keefe is vowing to release more damaging files from within the walls of CNN, an organization that was formerly “the most trusted name in news.”

Watch the video above and comment below.

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Heightened Tensions
Let's everyone just remember, It's the right of PEACEFUL assembly.

CBS News anchor Scott Pelley, who is being replaced as anchor chair by the news channel, took, what is being called “parting shot” at Republicans. He said that Republicans played their part in bringing the baseball practice attack that injured five, including Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), upon themselves.

“It’s time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress yesterday was foreseeable, predictable, and to some degree, self-inflicted,” Pelley began. “Too many leaders and political commentators who set an example for us to follow have led us into an abyss of violent rhetoric, which, it should be no surprise, has led to violence. Yesterday was not the first time.

“In December last year, a man with an assault rifle stormed into a Washington area pizzeria to free child sex slaves that Hillary Clinton was holding there — or at least that’s what political blog sites had said,” he continued, referring to the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory. “He fired into a locked door to discover no children in chains.”

“Bernie Sanders has called the president the most dangerous in history,” Pelley said, “and the shooter yesterday was a Sanders volunteer.

“You might think that no sane person would act on political hate speech and you’d be right,” the anchor added. “Trouble is, there are a lot of Americans who struggle with mental illness.

“In February, the president tweeted that the news media were ‘the enemy of the American people,” Pelley continued. “Later, at a lunch for reporters, President Trump was asked whether he worried that language would incite violence. His pause indicated it had never crossed his mind. And then he said, ‘No, it doesn’t worry me.’

“As children, we’re taught ‘words will never hurt me,’ but when you think about it, violence almost always begins with words,” he said.

“In the Twitter world we’ve come to believe that our first thought is our best thought,” he concluded. “It’s past time for all of us — presidents, politicians, reporters, citizens, all of us — to pause to think again.”

For his remarks on Scalise and the horrific incident, Pelley was severely criticized all over social media.

Those on the right have noticed the clear bias in the coverage of the attack on congressional republicans last week with prior attacks. The Gabrielle Giffords’ attack in 2011 was immediately used by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to highlight the Republican rhetoric; however he did nothing to take responsibility of his own rhetoric that may have motivated the shooter in the recent shooting. What’s even more interesting is that the attacker, James T. Hodgkinson, had served as a volunteer on Sanders’ presidential campaign. A deeper look into his social media accounts showed a series of posts clearly exhibiting his hatred for Republicans and Trump.

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Spelling Bee
"You want me to spell that?!"

The host of CNN’s New Day, Alisyn Camerota, was seen making a very insensitive and racist remark to twelve year old girl while interviewing her; after she had won the national spelling bee.

Camerota and co-host jokingly asked Ananya Vinay, to spell the word “covfefe;” while interviewing the young girl of Indian origin after her big win at the Scripps National Spelling Be competition, one of the most recognized spelling competitions within the USA.

“Covfefe” was an accidental typo made by President Donald Trump, on one of his many tweets on Twitter. Ever since the tweet was published, it has gone viral with memes and jokes of all sort being based upon it.

Vinay attempted to spell the impossible, she left out the “v.”  To this, Camerota chimed in and called it a “nonsense word.” However, the worst happened when she went to remark Vinay about not being sure as whether the root of the word comes Sanskrit, “which is probably what you’re used to using.”

It is has been noted that while Vinay’s family origin is from India, she is actually from Fresno, California.

Moreover, Vinay’s family is of Kerala-origin and the primary language spoken in Kerala is Malayalam, and definitely not Sanskrit. In fact, Sanskrit is only spoken by less than one percent of Indians today and that too usually by Hindu priests during religious ceremonies.

A spokeswoman for CNN spoke with the Washington Post and said otherwise. She stated that Camoreta’s comment had nothing to do with Ananya’s heritage.

“Alisyn made the same joking reference to the root of ‘covfefe’ in an earlier panel discussion that aired Wednesday,” she told the Washington Post.

“If she’s guilty of anything it’s recycling a joke. To assign a bias to what was a fun and innocent segment celebrating Ananya Vinay’s incredible accomplishment is frankly extremely cynical.”

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Even the leftist media has had enough.

While being a vocal and frequent critic of President Donald Trump, even Fareed Zakaria, a renowned CNN host, had to admit that liberal intolerance to conservative opinions and voices is a hypocritical epidemic that shows no signs of subduing. In his monologue on Sunday’s show, he described his feelings towards liberals’ intolerance towards the more conservative members of the society.

“We’re at the height of commencement season and people are imparting their words of wisdom on newly minted graduates,” Zakaria began. “I was honored to give the commencement at Bucknell this year. But at Notre Dame, where Vice President Mike Pence was giving the commencement address, the ceremonies were interrupted by a hundred students who turned their backs on Pence and walked out in protest.”

“A few weeks earlier U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos was booed while giving the commencement address at Bethune-Cookman University,” he said. “I talked about this issue at Bucknell and I wanted to share those thoughts here.”

“American universities these days seem to be committed to every kind of diversity – except intellectual diversity,” he continued. “Conservative voices and views, already a besieged minority, are being silenced entirely.”

“The campus thought police have gone after serious conservative thinkers like Sarah MacDonald and Charles Murray,” he explained, “as well as firebrands like Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter. Some were uninvited, others booed, interrupted and intimidated.”

“It’s strange that this is happening on college campuses that promised to give their undergraduates a liberal education,” Zakaria continued. “The word liberal in this context has nothing to do with today’s partisan language, but refers instead to the Latin root, pertaining to liberty. And at the heart of liberty in the Western world has been freedom of speech. From the beginning, people understood that this meant protecting and listening to speech with which you disagreed.”

“Freedom of speech and thought is not just for warm, fuzzy ideas that we find comfortable. It’s for ideas that we find offensive,” Zakaria said.

“There is, as we all know, a kind of anti-intellectualism on the right these days. Denial of facts, of reason, of science. But there is also an anti-intellectualism on the left. An attitude of self-righteousness that says we are so pure, we are so morally superior, we cannot bear to hear an idea with which we disagree.”

“Liberals think they are tolerant, but often they aren’t,” Zakaria concluded.

Protests on campuses have witnessed a surge in rancor and number, especially since the Trump administration took charge, as so many leftists believed they were going to win the election. However, recently, some on the progressives’ side have also begun questioning if the protests, whether violent or non-violent, are proportional to the political opponent they are criticizing.

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Comedian Bill Maher reprimanded Democrats for losing the election and made fun of Hillary Clinton’s lack of popularity. He made the remarks during an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN on Tuesday.

According to Maher, the Democratic Party leadership failed to “go where the energy is in the party. Hillary is a lovely lady, but she couldn’t fill the function room at the Olive Garden, and there was a 74-year-old man who was getting crowds of 20,000 young people to come see him.”

“Rallies matter,” he said. “Trump proved that. It shows something about what people want.”

“Uh, she was not a great candidate.” he added. “I think she acknowledges that herself. Having said that, what I’m going to talk about at the end of my show on Friday night is the fact that those people who said, ‘well, she was the lesser of two evils’ and, ‘a pox on both their houses,’ now we have a hundred days of empirical evidence what a Trump presidency looks like.”

“They should be ashamed of themselves, and for the future, we should note this,” he concluded. “That you were wrong about Hillary just being the lesser of two evils. That’s the first step to winning another election for the Democrats.”

In a recent interview regarding the failures of her campaign, Clinton took “absolute personal responsibility.” However, she said that Wikileaks, FBI Director Comey, the media, and misogyny were also to blame. This provoked mockery, including that of tapper at the start of his CNN show.

Tapper also asked Maher if he agreed with Clinton’s excuses regarding her electoral loss. “I don’t think she’s wrong. I don’t know why she needs to be coming back,” he explained. “She had her turn, and it didn’t work out.”

“Having said that, she’s right, about the letter,” he said, referring to the letter from FBI Director Comey about investigating Clinton. “I don’t understand why Director Comey didn’t release both. You know he seemed to be in a tough place, I get it. He had to say something, he thought, eleven days before the election. Why not say that, and also mention the stuff about Russia with Donald Trump. That seemed to be, to me, the fair way to handle it.”

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CNN Tapes

James O’Keefe did exactly what he said he was going to do. Project Veritas has released over a 100 hours of audio from inside the CNN newsroom.

According to the Project Veritas website, this is just part 1 of the “CNN Leaks” and they describe how they acquired the audio.

“Project Veritas was given over 200 hours of audio from an anonymous source earlier this month. This secretly recorded audio was obtained at CNN’s Atlanta headquarters in 2009.”

Much like WikiLeaks, Project Veritas is dumping the raw audio online and letting journalists and home researchers go through it all.

Listen to the CNN audio at www.CNNLEAKS.com.

One of the leaks from CNN feature former employee Joe Sterling admitting his love for Obama.

The release is part of a much bigger campaign to target the corporate media. James took to Twitter earlier on Thursday to offer cash to anybody that comes forward with information for future releases.

James went on to tweet that he would go to jail to protect a source.

On Wednesday, the day before the release James accidentally sent an Instagram picture that previewed the drop on CNN. You can see the domain in the background on the TV.

Tomorrow. #CNNLeaks

A post shared by James O'Keefe (@jamesokeefeiii) on

So many people visited the site when the tapes were released earlier Thursday that part of it crashed. There seems to be a lot of people that don’t like CNN.

Thoughts? Comment below.

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UPDATE (2/23/2017)Project Veritas and James O’Keefe have released the CNN tapes. Click here.

James O’Keefe and his teams at Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action have a history of exposing corruption. With a camera and a pimp costume James took down A.C.O.R.N., and his undercover videos helped expose the inner workings of the DNC and played a roll in Hillary losing the election.

Now, James and his team are going after the media.

On Sean Hannity’s radio show on Tuesday, James O’Keefe announced that he is releasing hours of footage from inside a major media company.

“In the next 48 hours, Project Veritas, like WikiLeaks, will be releasing hundreds of hours of tape from within the establishment media. Our next target is in fact, the media. We’ve had people on the inside come to us. Just like Julian Assange has people come to him, w’ve had people, sources come to us and give us information and we are going to be releasing it WikiLeaks style this week.”

Hear the clip of the show below.

O’Keefe didn’t mention CNN by name, but suggested that it was a major media outlet that “Trump has really been talking about.” Hannity immediately said, “so, it’s CNN.”

CNN has not been very fair in their coverage of James O’Keefe in the past, so it makes sense that they would be the targets of a Project Veritas investigation.

Here is a video where the CNN reporters try to discredit James before they report on his videos during the election.

CNN isn’t the only network that has tried to discredit James and his work. On the latest episode of Homeland, the writers take and unusual swipe at O’Keefe by adding his name to an Alex Jones type character.

Right now, it doesn’t matter what CNN or any other station says about James O’Keefe, it only matters what is on the tapes. That is why James O’Keefe is so successful at what he does. It doesn’t matter what lies people say about him or his or his organization, the tapes don’t lie and it is really hard to argue with video evidence.

Just ask Bob Creamer.

Thoughts? Comment below.

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