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We are, as Scott Adams notes, in the middle of a mass public hysteria. To people outside the current mass hysteria, it’s obvious that Donald Trump is not a Russian puppet, that Mike Pence has no desire to electrocute gay teenagers, and … most of all… that racism is not running amok in the country. […]

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The Faustian Bargain of the left is the promise of unlimited sexual license without judgment or consequences in exchange for your complete submission to their social, ideological, political, and economic agenda. And the NY Times pretty much admits that I am totally 100% right about that. More

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America like the new sanctions approved against North Korea, and they really like to see China, Russia, and other countries cooperating in this effort to rein in the isolated nation. They rip the New York Times for suggesting Vice President Mike Pence is planning to run for president in 2020 if President Trump does not, all because Pence is doing a lot of fundraising events — and they enjoy a little Kasich-bashing as the same Times article conjectures about Ohio Gov. John Kasich launching a primary challenge to Trump. And they react to Dunkin’ Donuts blaming a confusing store layout for an employee’s refusal to serve two NYPD officers in Brooklyn.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for July 5, 2017 it’s the “Podcast of Record” edition of the podcast with your hosts Mike Stopa and Todd Feinburg. On this celebratory weekend of America’s birthday we bring you two stories from the Grey Lady herself, the New York Times, (who says it’s all fake news???) describing (1) how liberals are segregating America and (2) how they are attempting to invoke sympathy for Central Americans who are forced to cancel their well laid plans for trekking with human smugglers across the desert, children in tow, to enter America illegally.

First, the august NYT describes the current state of the “Fair Housing Act” (from 1968) and how these days what it is doing is offering tax exempt funding for low income housing that builders can only find already impoverished communities to build in (Program to Spur Low-Income Housing is Keeping Cities Segregated).The result: more segregation. Who could have imagined such a well-intentioned government program having consequences that, well, nobody thought of???

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Following the Times malicious and demonstrably false attack on Sarah Palin after the shooting of Republican Reps and staffers in Virginia, Sarah Palin has filed a libel suit against the Times. The interesting part, her legal team includes Kenneth Turkel and Shane Vogl who were part of Hulk Hogan’s team in his successful suit against Gawker. […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The Sad State of Journalism

 

“Among the many firsts, last year’s election gave us the gobsmacking revelation that most of the mainstream media puts both thumbs on the scale—that most of what you read, watch, and listen to is distorted by intentional bias and hostility. I have never seen anything like it. Not even close.”

So said Michael Goodwin, the chief political columnist for the New York Post during a presentation at Hillsdale College. The speech was adapted for the Imprimis publication, June 2017. I think his comment reflects the attitude of many conservatives. I believe that many of his observations describe this newest wave of fake news, distortions and biases demonstrated by the national press.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Bret Stephens “Forswears” Twitter for All the Wrong Reasons

 

Bret Stephens doesn’t like Twitter, so he decided that you shouldn’t either.

His reasoning is lax, but the New York Times columnist blames the social media platform for “pornifying” politics. “Twitter is the political pornography of our time,” Stephens claims, “revealing but distorting, exciting but dulling, debasing to its users, and, well, ejaculatory. It’s bad for the soul and, as Donald Trump proves daily, bad for the country.”

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Rich McFadden of Radio America applaud Congress for their decision to not allow yesterday’s shooting to cancel the Congressional Baseball Game, a tradition held since 1909. They also express their overwhelming disgust at the New York Times editorial board for publishing an egregious article which falsely claims that political motives caused the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords. And they voice their disbelief at law enforcement officials who ignored the numerous warning signs that pointed towards the Alexandria shooter’s potential for future violence.

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The always astute Daniel Greenfield (FrontPageMag.com) points to the New York Times article “When Communism Inspired Americans”:

But the New York Times will run “When Communism Inspired Americans”. It will run it because while Communism didn’t inspire Americans, it did inspire the left to try and turn America into a totalitarian state. It still does. This is the dirty little secret that leaks out of the left.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Oh, Sorry, We Should Have Mentioned He Was a Killer. Oops.

 

I have always believed that the New York Times will print anything that is anti-Israel, no matter who wrote it. If Hitler was still alive and rotting in a prison somewhere, I think he’d be a contributor to the NY Times Editorial page.

How can NYT, or anyone, agree with them doing something like this? I didn’t think it was possible to hate the NY Times more than I do, but I found out today that my Well of Hate for them goes pretty deep.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. NYT Gets It Wrong on Student Success

 

The New York Times didn’t need President Donald Trump to speak in favor of parental choice in education in his address to Congress this week to doubt its value—though that helped. Trump has said plenty in spurts of 140-characters-or-less to provoke the Times’s editors to scrutinize (putting it mildly) the President’s agenda.

On school choice, the Gray Lady’s editorial page decided “free-market mechanisms that work well in business can be damaging when applied to the lives of schoolchildren.” Here’s where parents and state policymakers should have a closer look at the evidence.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. New York Times Continues to Mislead About School Choice in Michigan

 

Another day, another distortion from the Grey Lady on school choice.

In its quest to build a false narrative about Betsy DeVos, nominee for Secretary of the US Department of Education, the New York Times has continuously misled readers about the effects of charter schools in Detroit. The latest example comes from today’s editorial:

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. A Progressive’s Guide to Decoding a Trump Voter

 

decoder_ring-lgWatching progressives analyze the 2016 election, I couldn’t help but recall the story of the young boy who undertook to experiment on a housefly. After offering the fly part of a cookie crumb, the young man then commanded, “Fly!” Well sir, the fly flew, circling the room and then landing back on the table in front of the boy, who then offered another cookie fragment as a reward. “Fly,” the boy again commanded, and again, the fly took to the air and circled the room before landing in the same location on the table. With a pair of tweezers, the child then pulled the fly’s wings off before again ordering it to “Fly!” But this time, the fly just stood there, prompting the lad to write in his little notepad: “When the fly’s wings are torn off, it goes deaf.”

So it is with a great many progressives who, having seen Republicans respond to their 2008 defeat with a relentless and critical examination of the American right, now respond to their own defeat in the same way — with a relentless and critical examination of the American right. Because win, lose, or draw, most progressives assiduously avoid looking too deeply into the mirror, chiefly for the same reasons the wicked witch avoided water, or the Clintons avoid testifying under oath — the results could be calamitous to the cause.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. More Errors from the New York Times on Michigan’s Charter Schools

 

90Over the summer, the New York Times published an error-ridden piece on Michigan’s charter schools that it has yet to retract. Now, the NYT is doubling down with another piece adding new errors to old ones. The errors begin in the opening sentence:

Few disagreed that schools in Detroit were a mess: a chaotic mix of charters and traditional public schools, the worst-performing in the nation.

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Paul Krugman is a standout among NY Times columnists. Even in such generally deplorable company – Ross Douthat excepted — I find Krugman exceptionally wrongheaded and despicable. The Times had barely acknowledged Trump’s victory before posting Krugman’s prediction of financial catastrophe. The highlights: More

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. David Brooks and the “Conservative Intellectual Crisis”

 

David Brooks is the New York Times’ least hated non-dead conservative. He is the Left’s go-to respectable conservative, the kind you’re supposed to be able to bring home to meet your mom. He won’t belch at the dinner table and he knows which fork to use with the curly endive and manchego salad with raspberry coulis.

Of course Brooks is a “conservative” only in the sense that, if tomorrow the Senate voted Obama the offices of Consul, Tribune of the Plebs, Field Marshal, Maximum Lider, Imperator, and Dictator for Life, Brooks would quibble that they didn’t make him Pontifex Maximus first. This is the guy who grew all gooey and moist contemplating Obama’s pant crease, a sentiment Brooks has no doubt been choking on for at least the past four years.

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Richard Epstein weighs the dangers of a Donald Trump presidency against those that would attend a Hillary Clinton Administration.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Grope-aquiddick: Several Women Accuse Trump of Inappropriate Contact (Update: Trump responds)

 

trumpDuring the second presidential debate, the attentive viewer noticed a trap being set by moderator Anderson Cooper: “For the record, are you saying, what you said on the bus 11 years ago, that you did not kiss women without consent or grope women without consent?” Trump was unequivocal in his response: “No, I have not.”

Today, the New York Times sprung the trap:

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During the primaries, major media didn’t dig too deep into Donald Trump’s questionable business and financial practices because he brought the clicks and gave headaches to establishment GOP figures. But that all changed once he became the Republican standard bearer, and the hits keep getting worse. Late Saturday night, the New York Times published the details about Trump’s 1995 tax returns, information they were mysteriously sent by an anonymous party:

Donald J. Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a tax deduction so substantial it could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years, records obtained by The New York Times show.

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