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The Rant….. 20k Children

By Patrick Van Roy On March 23rd, 2021 at 4:33 pm

The Print is just that print

By Patrick Van Roy On March 23rd, 2021 at 12:02 pm

Not the News…. A Reporters job is to report the News, the facts as they are not as the individual wants to interpret them. When Reporters become “Journalists” they are spinning. They take facts and run them through their personal views and opinions then write it up and sell it as “News”.

No two Papers are worse at doing this than the NYTs & the Washington Post. 2 Leftwing Political Rags that stopped writing News August 8, 1974.  Since that day reporting died, it became “The Crusade” ask any Journalism Student why they want to be a “Journalist” and they will answer “To change the World” not report the news.

No greater example of this has been these two Papers over the past 5 years where they Lied for 5 years that the President of the United States stole an election with the help of Russians. No facts were ever found that connected the results of the 2016 election results to any manipulation by the Russians, but for 5 years that was the Lie sold as News by both these Pravda Rags.

Selling Opinion as News is not just limited to Presidential Politics it covers ALL Politics both these rags are nothing but Mouthpieces for the Socialist Democrats who will lie, make things up and credit the info to imaginary unnamed sources. It has finally gotten so bad that they can’t even defend their Lies in a NYC Court.

 

A New York judge slammed The New York Times for blurring the lines between news and opinion. The paper had attempted to get a defamation lawsuit against it dismissed on the grounds that, among other things, its reporters were just expressing their personal opinions when they disparaged the investigative journalists at Project Veritas.

The judge ruled the lawsuit can go forward, finding that Project Veritas showed sufficient evidence that The New York Times may have been motivated by “actual malice” and acted with “reckless disregard” when it ran several articles against the investigative journalism outfit. 

“[I]f a writer interjects an opinion in a news article (and will seek to claim legal protections as opinion) it stands to reason that the writer should have an obligation to alert the reader, including a court that may need to determine whether it is factor opinion, that it is opinion,” Judge Charles Wood of the New York State Supreme Court said in his March 18, 2021 ruling.

The lawsuit stems from The New York Times’ coverage of an explosive video released in September purporting to show illegal voting practices within the Somali-American community in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s congressional district in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Reporters Maggie Astor and Tiffany Hsu described the video as “deceptive,” “false,” and “with no verifiable evidence.” The first paragraph of Astor’s story, which ran in the news section of the newspaper, began, “A deceptive video released on Sunday by the conservative activist James O’Keefe, which claimed through unidentified sources and with no verifiable evidence …”

The Times asked a judge to dismiss the defamation case, arguing, among other things, that these statements were “mere opinion incapable of being judged true or false,” as Judge Wood put it. Despite the smears appearing in the news section of the newspaper, the Times argued they were subjective assessments from the reporters.  The New York Times loss comes the same week a federal judge warned that the country is in danger becausewe are very close to one-party controlof the media. Judge Laurence Silberman of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals described The New York Times and other leftist publications as “virtually Democratic broadsheets.”

Biden’s Border

By Patrick Van Roy On March 22nd, 2021 at 10:17 pm

David Vance in conversation with Jon Holbrook!

By Patrick Van Roy On March 22nd, 2021 at 10:00 pm

COMPLEXITY

By Pete Moore On March 22nd, 2021 at 8:53 pm

“If you take the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, 280 materials go into making the Pfizer vaccine. There are 86 suppliers supply those materials from 19 countries around the world. You start putting up barriers, other countries may follow suit in terms of those vital raw materials that are required to make the vaccine.”

“These are not EU vaccines. These are vaccines paid for by other countries that are manufactured in Europe.”

– Taoiseach Micheál Martin might just be the last sane man at the EU table. Apply the von der Leyen principle (“what’s assembled in the EU stays in the EU”) to everything and global trade will cease.

Heroes

By Patrick Van Roy On March 22nd, 2021 at 7:35 pm

On March 21st, 1971, Hunter S. Thompson and Oscar Zeta Acosta arrived in Las Vegas to cover the Mint 400 desert rally for Sports Illustrated. Asked to write a 500-word summary of the race to accompany a photograph, Thompson annoyed his editors when he turned in thousands of words about his escapades in the city of sin, with barely a mention of the race itself. This bizarre piece of writing ultimately became Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, one of the most important but misunderstood novels of the 20th century.

In 1971, Hunter S. Thompson was at the peak of his literary powers but not yet a household name. His first book, Hell’s Angels, had been published to widespread acclaim just five years earlier, and in 1970, he had stumbled upon a great literary breakthrough with an essay entitledThe Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,” a piece of writing so unique that it created a new literary genre that came to be known as “Gonzo journalism.” As the star writer for Rolling Stone, Thompson then embarked upon a more serious piece of journalism: a 20,000-word essay on the murder of Ruben Salazar, a Chicano rights activist murdered by the LAPD.

In Los Angeles, Thompson and Acosta, a prominent Chicano lawyer, worked together to report on the case, but they found it was impossible to communicate openly. Acosta’s militant friends were unhappy with the white journalist in their midst and both men feared they were under surveillance by the authorities. So when Thompson was offered what seemed to be a straightforward sports-writing gig in Las Vegas, the two men seized the opportunity to escape. They hired a large convertible and sped off through the desert, which is where Thompson’s story begins:

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The Impossible Dream

By Mike Cunningham On March 21st, 2021 at 8:51 pm

I read, care of the Washington Times, that President Trump will be launching his own news platform.

 

Some may laugh in scorn, some may be concerned; but I, for one, await the voice and words of

 

THE MAN

NURSES HAVE HAD A BUSY YEAR

By Pete Moore On March 21st, 2021 at 8:20 pm

Oh my days.

Nurses and NHS medical staff are among the most prolific users of tax avoidance schemes, an official report has found.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been alerted to soaring numbers of middle-earning professionals who are signing up to schemes designed to reduce their tax bills. It found that one in five of these tax-dodgers worked in hospitals, with promoters having specifically “targeted nurses and other NHS workers”.

What a fabulous story. The angels-in-human-form, for whom no pay rise could ever be enough, turn out to have been busy this year – reducing their tax bills. Good on them, I say. Every penny denied to the taxman is a penny kept for productive economic use.

COVID BATTLES, BIG AND SMALL

By Pete Moore On March 21st, 2021 at 6:44 pm

I had the jab 30 minutes ago, as I type. It was most efficient. They even booked my second jab while I was there. You can tell the NHS had nothing to do with it. It was the Oxford-AstraZeneca juice of course. A Brexiteer wouldn’t have any other.

Now come the side effects. I have a Rolls Royce of an immune system thanks to my daily intake of onions, mushrooms, garlic, vitamin D3 and zinc. The upside is that I’m rarely ill. The downside will arrive overnight. Right now my little army is stood there like the Carthaginians at Cannae, beckoning the enemy on before the slaughter begins. By Tuesday my arm might drop off. So I’m pretty much there already I reckon with optimum anti-China protection.

I’m not at ease with the idea of vaccine passports but that’s where we’re going. For the foreseeable future we’ll need them for many things. So you get jabbed or stay at home when you could be in the pub or going on holiday.

844,285 Britons were jabbed yesterday. That’s over half the population now so we are marching on nicely. Too nicely for the EU. Die Welt reports:

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Sunday that the bloc will  not share coronavirus vaccines with other countries until it has “a better production situation in the EU.”

That’s all countries. It’s aimed at the UK, “The Island Which Must Fail”, but includes poor and developing countries because the EU will renege on promises to supply COVAX too. And let’s be clear: the EU doesn’t export a thing. Companies export, and the EU is preventing companies from fulfilling their contractual obligations here. The result will be illnesses and death in many countries on top of the many deaths which EU hubris and incompetence allowed to happen.

This isn’t policy. This is a statement on the EU’s core ethics and morality.

Great video

By Patrick Van Roy On March 21st, 2021 at 4:33 pm