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Columnist Pushes for Passage Gun Control Laws Regardless of Effectiveness

When shooting sprees occur, such as the events last week in Florida, it’s more important we just do something than it is that the response is timely or effective, according to columnist Jill Lawrence. “As both sides in the gun debate mobilize for a possible second act on Capitol Hill, could we please retire the […]

WaPo Fact Checker Gives Sanders 4 Pinocchios for Gun Show Loophole Claim

Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler gave Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) the maximum four Pinocchios for claiming that 40 percent of guns are sold without background checks on national TV on Sunday. “We have to end the absurdity of the gun show loophole. Forty percent of the guns in this country are sold without any background […]

The (Il)Legality of Embedding Tweets

In ruling against a summary judgment, a New York judge found that sites may be held liable for embedding infringing material. Here's what this ruling means and how it might change the internet. The post The (Il)Legality of Embedding Tweets appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

CNN Calls Out Ted Cruz for Being ‘Afraid’ to Talk Guns — But is There Something They Forgot?

CNN New Day host Chris Cuomo called out Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday, saying that they were afraid to answer questions about gun violence unless they were on Fox News. “What are they afraid of? The mistake we’ve been making is, we don’t say by name the […]

Trump and GOP Tax Law is Gaining in Popularity

Criticism of President Donald Trump and GOP tax reform legislation proposals appears to be falling flat among the American people. At first, a majority of Americans appeared to believe the media rhetoric about tax reform and disapproved of the tax reform legislation. Two months into 2018, with the new tax law going into effect, Americans […]

Media Cites ‘Presidential Greatness’ Survey, Neglects Anti-Trump Stances of Participants

The media jumped on a recent survey conducted by political science professors Brandon Rottinghaus of the University of Houston and Justin S. Vaughn of Boise State University, which asked for responses on presidential greatness from former and current presidents and from executive politics section members of the American Political Science Association. Show More Summary

Jimmy Kimmel Continues to Wade into Politics, Criticizes Politicians after Florida School Shooting

A recent school shooting in Florida resulted in 17 people dead, primarily teachers and students. The shooting suspect has since been arrested and taken into custody. Despite Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R.-Fla.) floor speech, where he said that criminals will ignore laws and will commit crimes, late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel and his writer criticized lawmakers […]

WaPo Art Critic: Reagan Didn’t Care About AIDS

President Ronald Reagan continues to get pilloried, several decades after his presidency. This time, it’s by Washington Post’s art critic Philip Kennicott. In a review of an art exhibit at the Washington D.C. Hirshhorn Museum, Kennicott wrote the following: “It ends with the economic crash of 1987 and the age of AIDS, a disease cruelly […]

Washington Post Debunks Liberal Gun Control Narratives

The Washington Post, far from a neutral, moderate or conservative news outlet, ran a piece that debunked gun control narratives from the Left. Primarily, the claim by a gun control advocacy group Everytown, which is funded by liberal former-mayor-turned-activist Michael Bloomberg. Everytown’s claim was that in 2018, there have been 18 shootings at American schools. […]

WSJ’s Epic Distortion of Colombian and Venezuelan Refugees

In reporting that Venezuelans are leaving "in Numbers That Echo Syrians to Europe," the Wall Street Journal picked the wrong country to compare to Syria.

NY Times Blames Trump’s Tough Talk on North Korea for Poor Olympic Ticket Sales

The New York Times laid some of the blame for poor attendance at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on President Trump’s “fire and fury” remarks in response to repeated missile launches by North Korea. Heightened political tension between North Korea and the United States in the buildup to the Games did not help sales. […]

Google Updates Image Search to Curb Misuse

Google Image Search is making some changes to appease Getty Images and other rightsholders. But is it enough and how are the users reacting to them? The post Google Updates Image Search to Curb Misuse appeared first on Plagiarism To...

3 Count: Embedded Tweets

Judge rules news agencies can be held liable when they embed infringing photos from Twitter, Australia begins review of site blocking provisions and flight sim maker caught slipping in malware to hurt pirates. The post 3 Count: Embedded Tweets appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Media Embrace New ‘Reform’ Group as Bulwark Against Guaranteed Healthcare

In recent years, there has been rapid growth in support for Medicare for All, a single-payer healthcare system that would guarantee the universal medical coverage that the Affordable Care Act failed to achieve with its passage in 2010. Sixty-four percent of Democrats support single-payer healthcare, while over half of Americans believe that the government should […]

CNN Thrilled for Romney’s Senate Campaign — But It’s Not What You Think

Mitt Romney announced he is running for the U.S. Senate in Utah, the mainstream media has been unusually enthusiastic about a Republican candidate – especially one with the name recognition and fundraising prowess to be virtually assured victory. But Romney is not like other Republicans. He’s built his political comeback on criticizing President Trump. And […]

No, There Haven’t Actually Been 18 School Shootings This Year

It has become a staple argument for those who seek to turn the Florida school shooting into momentum for gun control legislation: This is the 18th school shooting in America just this year, and that’s too many. But whatever the merits of the various proposals, they ought not to be predicated on this being the 18th school […]

The View Hosts Say ‘Mental Illness’ Comment About Mike Pence ‘Was a Joke’

The View co-host Joy Behar said Thursday that her comment Tuesday that Vice President Mike Pence might have a “mental illness” because of his Christian faith was just a joke after Pence publicly criticized the remarks. The hosts mocked Pence after playing a clip of fired White House aide  Omarosa Manigault-Newman describing his “scary” religion. Behar […]

US ‘Stumbled Into Torture,’ Says NYT Reporter

When New York Times national security reporter Scott Shane wrote an essay about the CIA's alleged attempt to recruit him, two clauses stand out for their confident attribution of benevolent motives to US foreign policy.

Media Pivots to Gun Control in Florida School Shooting Coverage

As night follows day, calls for gun control have followed another mass shooting. News accounts following the shooting at a high school in Florida on Wednesday pushed in dozens of mentions of gun control. The Washington Post mentioned gun control in the lead of its story. “President Trump on Thursday called the suspect in the […]

Media Tries to Rehabilitate Elizabeth Warren and Her Cherokee Claims

Efforts by the mainstream media to rehabilitate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.-Mass.) and her false claim to be of Cherokee Indian heritage intensified in recent days after Warren’s remarks to a Native American group in Washington, D.C. Slate took the latest crack at it with a piece headlined, “Elizabeth Warren Addresses (but Doesn’t Apologize for) Contested […]

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