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Bob Woodward Has A Long History of Making Stuff Up

The iconic political journalist and biographer Bob Woodward has just done it again. In his latest book ‘Fear: Trump in the White House’, he claims to have taped insider confessions from White House staffers about an administration in disarray, ruled by fear and intimidation. The problem with all this is that Woodward has a long history of completely fabricating quotes and sources. Recall his book on Reagan in which he fabricated an interview with CIA director Casey in which Reagan was made out to be a crook. Then there was his book on GW Bush which also deliberately misquoted members of the administration. Naturally, the leftmedia are gobbling up this new fabrication as the gospel truth about their favorite public enemy number one: Donald Trump. Unfortunately for them, it just ain’t true.

Here’s more from Daily Wire…

In his book “Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987,” Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward wrote about a deathbed conversation he had with CIA Director William J. Casey. President Reagan, a Republican, was at the time in the throes of the Iran-Contra affair, and Mr. Woodward just happened to get Casey to admit that he had known about the diversion of Iran arms sale money to the Contras.

Woodward said he went into Casey’s hospital room, in disguise, just before he died, but writer Conrad Black said that Casey was not “compos mentis at the time, and that his room was heavily secured from such intrusions.”

“Mr. Casey’s widow, Sophia, has denied that Mr. Woodward had interviewed her husband in the hospital,” The New York Times reported at the time.

Still, Woodward’s claim made headlines across the nation — especially at the liberal Post.

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Email Shows Google’s Bias Against Trump in 2016 Election

A newly obtained email from November 2016 reveals Eliana Murillo, former head of Multicultural Marketing at Google, strategically deploying company resources as part of an effort to help Hillary Clinton win. “[Google] supported partners like Voto Latino to pay for rides to the polls in key states,” the email reveals, describing the assistance as a “silent donation.” This is just one more piece of evidence in a long train of abuses by Uber-left tech giants in Silicon Valley conspiring as willing accomplices to put Hillary in the White House. Coupled with the FBI Strzok conspiracy, one could begin to wonder whether Trump’s victory might have been a landslide in an otherwise fair fight.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed in an exclusive segment Monday that a newly obtained email from inside Google allegedly shows the tech giant’s pro-Hillary bias during the 2016 election.

“An email obtained exclusively by this show reveals that a senior Google employee deployed the company’s resources to increase voter turnout in ways she believed would help the Clinton campaign win in the last election,” Carlson said.

The November 9, 2016 email obtained by Fox News reportedly came from Eliana Murillo, the former Head of Multicultural Marketing at Google.

“In her email, Murillo touts Google’s multifaceted efforts to boost Hispanic in the election,” Carlson said. “She knows that Latinos voted in record-breaking numbers, especially in states like Florida, Nevada, and Arizona.”

Carlson reported that Murillo said that Arizona was a “key state for us,” and bragged that the company “used its power to ensure that millions of people saw certain hashtags and social media impressions with the goal of influencing their behavior during the election.”

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Buzz Aldrin Rejects Hollywood’s Rewriting of History

Buzz Aldrin, 88, just threw down the gauntlet with his opinion on “First Man,” a biopic about the first man to set foot on the moon-Neil Armstrong-but with no American flag in sight. From the iconic flag planting on the moon to a patch on the spacesuit costumes, Old Glory was glaringly absent from what is a human achievement by the US of A writ large. Aldrin took to Twitter to share photos of the historic moment that didn’t fit the Hollywood script: One of the flag planting hashtagged ProudToBeAnAmerican and the next photo a picture of himself saluting it. Hollywood’s anti-American attitude knows no bounds. Can you say “boycott”?
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

One time a “moon landing denier” got in Buzz Aldrin’s face. So Aldrin, 72 years old at the time, punched the guy right in the jaw with a fierce right cross.

Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, is not a guy you want to mess around with, even at 88! And when he has an opinion, hoo boy you better believe he voices it.

Over the weekend, the astronaut weighed in on the new movie “First Man,” a biopic about the first man to step on the moon, Neil Armstrong. The movie stars actor Ryan Gosling — but not the American flag. The moment when the U.S. flag was planted on the moon was omitted from the movie because, as Gosling said, “I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement [and] that’s how we chose to view it.”

On Sunday, Aldrin tweeted a picture of the flag planted on the moon during the landing in 1969.

 

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Former Google Leader Admits Trump Made ‘Good Point’

Tim Hwang, former global public policy lead for machine learning at Google, admitted in an interview with Slate that President Trump made a “good point” about the search engine’s bias. “The president’s tweet is picking up on a good point…I don’t think the question is whether or not it’s biased. All these systems embed some kind of bias. The question is: Do we have transparency to how some of these decisions are being made?” And the answer to that last question is quite obviously ‘no’.

Here’ more from Breitbart…

Tim Hwang, former global public policy lead for machine learning at Google, claimed President Trump made a “good point” about the company’s bias this week.
During his interview with Slate, Hwang pointed out that Google lacks transparency, a constant point of contention for Breitbart News and other critics of the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe, including Trump 2020 Campaign Manager Brad Parscale, who has targeted Facebook on transparency.

“The president’s tweet is picking up on a good point, but I don’t take as conspiratorial a view as he does on the questions of whether it’s biased or not biased,” declared Hwang. “I don’t think the question is whether or not it’s biased. All these systems embed some kind of bias. The question is: Do we have transparency to how some of these decisions are being made?”

“After responding to a lot of complaints about the quality of information coming through these platforms, a lot of these platforms — Facebook and Google included — have said that they want improve the quality of information.

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NBC Covered Up ‘Credible’ Weinstein Allegation

Rich McHugh, a producer who worked closely with Ronan Farrow on the Harvey Weinstein story, is now a whistleblower telling the New York Times that he was ordered to “stand down” on an investigation of a ‘credible’ rape allegation against Weinstein. “Three days before Ronan [Farrow] and I were going to head to L.A. to interview a woman with a credible rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein, I was ordered to stop, not to interview this woman. And to stand down on the story altogether.” Farrow himself was forced to take his would-be Pultizer Prize winning investigation on this to the New Yorker because NBC refused to run the story. Naturally NBC denies this, just like they denied knowing anything about Matt Lauer’s exploits.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

NBC News covered up a credible rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein, according to sources who spoke to the New York Times and Daily Beast.
“Three days before Ronan [Farrow] and I were going to head to L.A. to interview a woman with a credible rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein, I was ordered to stop, not to interview this woman,” an NBC News whistleblower told the far-left New York Times. “And to stand down on the story altogether.”

“Farrow was prepared to fly to California to interview a woman who was going to claim in silhouette on camera that Weinstein had raped her,” reports the far-left Daily Beast. “Farrow wanted to publish this interview and what he had already gathered, but network higher-ups said he needed more and would not allow Farrow to use an NBC News crew for the interview[.]”

The NBC News whistleblower is Rich McHugh, a 43-year-old producer who worked closely with Farrow on the Weinstein story. He left his job at NBC’s investigative unit some two weeks ago for an opportunity to work for Al Gore on a climate change documentary.

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MSNBC Guest Dismisses Mollie Tibbetts As “Some Girl in Iowa”

“Some girl in Iowa” that “Fox News is talking about.” It doesn’t get more out of touch with reality than Fordham University Prof. Christina Greer’s dismissal of the murder of 20-year-old Iowan Mollie Tibbetts. To put a finer point on it, Tibbetts was murdered by one of Barack Obama’s “Dreamers.” According to Greer, Fox News failed to cover the Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen charges adequately (a claim debunked by NewsBusters). So the murder of a college student by an illegal alien given amnesty isn’t newsworthy, but, if we’re to believe the left, the unending Mueller witch hunt and the ongoing saga over the alleged Russia collusion is.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Fordham University Professor Christina Greer dismissed the memory of 20-year-old Iowa resident Mollie Tibbetts after news broke that she was allegedly murdered by an illegal alien, saying that she was some “girl in Iowa” that “Fox News is talking about.”

Greer was complaining that Fox News was not covering the two major stories on Tuesday about Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, even though NewsBusters noted that “both legal stories dominated Fox News Channel programming on Tuesday with multiple segments every hour.”

“I’ve been ringing the alarm on this show for months now, the separation of powers is not working because the Republican has not stood up to this president not once,” Greer complained. “So, even if there is a guilty verdict from Manafort. Even though Cohen has turned himself in.

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Antifa Attacks Patriot Prayer Leader During Rally

Violent Antifa radicals and “a coalition of labor unions, immigrant rights groups, and artists,” reported by CBS news, escalated a free speech rally in Portland, Oregon over the weekend. The protest began with assaults on journalists and participants, including Patriot Prayer warrior Joey Gibson, who is running as a Republican for the U.S. Senate. In typical fashion, the opposition tried to paint the rally as fascist with chants of “Hey hey, ho ho, Nazi boys have got to go.” Anti-riot police responded with rubber bullets and flash bangs in response to projectiles from the Antifa crowd. In other words, anarchy and violence are entirely justifiable if the object of the protest is conservative in nature. Ironically, though, these reprobates are doing their level best to unify Trump’s base.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Antifa radicals were behind several violent assaults that resulted in injuries in Portland, Oregon, during a right-wing free speech rally on Saturday. The assaults included a journalist who was hit in the head with a water bottle, a counter-protester who was clubbed in the head with a modified trench club, and Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, who was attacked while he walked through the antifa crowd. There were only four arrests.

The right-leaning Patriot Prayer group and the Proud Boys marched in a Portland park in support of Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson,who is running as a Republican for the U.S. Senate.

The counter-protest was organized by “a coalition of labor unions, immigrant rights groups and artists,” according to CBS News.

“Patriot Prayer is continuing to commit violence in our city, and their events are becoming more and more violent,” said Effie Baum of Pop Mob, a coalition of community groups that organized the counter-demonstration. “Leaving them a small group to attack in the streets is only going to allow them to perpetuate their violence.”

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House Leader Wants Twitter CEO to Testify

Twitter’s now-proven shadow banning of conservatives continues to have the social media giant in hot water. Now House GOP boss Kevin McCarthy wants to haul Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey before Congress to explain himself and why his company cannot seem to get their act together and be, shall we say, ‘fair and balanced’. While the FBI is busy hunting for Big Foot, the other real political collusion — aside from the FBI and DNC — is Facebook and Twitter’s inability to manage an apolitical platform that favors neither party. Our money is on fines and regulations from Congress should the GOP hold onto control.

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California wants Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify before Congress for allegations the company is shadow banning conservatives.

Shadow banning is the use of algorithms to make content or accounts — in this case, prominent conservative users — more difficult or, in extreme cases, impossible to search for without outright deleting it. Twitter has come under serious public scrutiny lately after several reports show Republicans and other conservative members of Congress did not show up in drop-down search results.

“Any solution to this problem must start with accountability from companies like Twitter, whose platforms have enormous potential to impact the national conversation — and unfortunately, enormous potential for abuse,” McCarthy said, Axios reported Thursday.

“In particular, I would like to request a hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey so that the American people can learn more about the filtering and censorship practices on his platform,” McCarthy added.

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Pence Blasts MSM for Not Covering Return of Korean War Remains

Vice President Mike Pence wasted no time in sharing his disgust with the anti-Trump, agenda-driven mainstream media outlets that chose not to cover the ceremony honoring the return of Americans’ remains from the Korean War, a historic diplomatic victory for our country and for these soldiers and their families. He also blasted the MSM for being out of touch with the American people. Of the three major cable news networks, only Fox News carried Pence’s address at the ceremony live. “I think there’s a lot of people in the so-called mainstream media that would do well to spend a little bit more time traveling across this country and listening to the American people,” Pence lectured. For the leftmedia, the only war-related news worth covering is that which involves a scandal for President Trump. Otherwise, the military and our veterans are persona non grata.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner… 

Vice President Mike Pence suggested reporters from major news organizations should speak more frequently with people outside of the Beltway after some cable TV networks failed to break into their regular programming on Wednesday night to cover the ceremony he attended in Hawaii honoring the remains of possible U.S. military personnel killed during the Korean War.

“I think there’s a lot of people in the so-called mainstream media that would do well to spend a little bit more time traveling across this country and listening to the American people,” Pence said during an interview with “Fox & Friends” that aired Thursday.

“‘Cause frankly, as I travel on behalf of this administration, meeting with groups large and small, I sense a great enthusiasm across the country,” he continued. “People see when it comes to President Donald Trump, it really has been a year and a half of promises made and promises kept.”

The potential remains of American troops who died in North Korea were returned to U.S. soil Wednesday as part of the four-point joint declaration signed by President Trump and Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore in June.

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Facebook ‘Fact-checking’ Conservatives Into Oblivion

Remember when Zuckerberg said times were going to change for the users on the social media leviathan’s platform? Well, now under the banner of fighting fake news, Facebook is outsourcing the fact-checking to liberal countries (Canada, for instance). That is when it’s not handing the job off to the agenda-driven hacks at PolitiFact and Snopes who have been proven to be stacked with leftwing ideologues. It may be time for Congress to police the police when comes to ensuring fair and balanced social media.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Facebook announced last year that they will be using third-party fact-checkers to root out “fake news” on their platform. At the time of the announcement, conservatives sounded the alarm about how some of the fact-checkers they’re using are left-wing hacks like PolitiFact and Snopes (who recently, with straight faces, fact-checked a piece of satire from The Babylon Bee).

A recent warning that accompanied an article I wrote for PJM highlights the fallibility of Facebook’s fact-checking program.:

Why a Canadian outfit is fact-checking U.S. news is anyone’s guess, but they clearly flagged my article in error. [It was brought to my attention after this article was published that AFP Canada is part of France’s state-run Agence France-Presse, so let me rephrase that question: Why has Facebook chosen a state-run French news outlet to fact-check U.S. news?]

Facebook deprioritized my article after AFP Canada reported this:

No, it is not illegal to take a shower and do laundry on the same day in California

While some media outlets did indeed report (more or less) falsely that California had made it illegal to shower and do laundry on the same day, I made no such claims. In fact, having seen other reporting making that claim (stretching the truth a bit, in my opinion) I conscientiously avoided making it.

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