No, Protesters Aren’t Being Paid to Protest at Inauguration

The Demand Protest scam - No, Protesters Aren't Being Paid to Protest at Inauguration

Right wing media and blogs have been aflutter this week claiming a group named “Demand Protest” is organizing and paying people to protest at Donald Trump’s inauguration. While an even cursory investigation of the ‘organization’ behind the scheme should raise several red flags, one media personality exposed the operation as a sham – and it’s the last person you’d expect: Fox […]

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CNN Grows a Back Bone; Challenges Trump on Lies & Attacks

Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper, Jim Sciutto, and Jim Acosta of CNN take on the Trump Russia lie about their coverage

In a fifteen minute segment of his show AC360 last night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper spoke with three other CNN personalities in dismantling President Elect Donald Trump’s ongoing attack against the CNN organization. Calling Trump’s attack a “denial of real news,” the panel systematically explained in excruciating detail how CNN’s coverage was separate and different from the Buzzfeed Russia dossier document drop […]

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Outrage Overload: Activism in the Age of Trump

Donald Trump deplorables outrage

I’ve never been a fan of outrage. People who respond to every news item with righteous indignation at high decibels tend to have their arguments dismissed–they are viewed (correctly in my opinion) as predictable and (eventually) tiresome. (Remember the old story about the boy who cried wolf?) Instead, I have always believed that “pick your battles” is sound advice, as […]

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Tomi Lahren Just Doesn’t Get It – And Probably Never Will

Tomi Lahren

Aiming to be the next Ann Coulter, conservative commentator and professional aggrieved white person Tomi Lahren just doesn’t appear to understand a large portion of what she’s talking about. Or, if she does, she’s clearly hoping her audience doesn’t see her for the conservative emperor with no clothing she really is. The most recent example of this failure to launch […]

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Trump Attacks Free Press During Press Conference

In attacking and blacklisting CNN, Donald Trump launched an assault on free press

In what was already a highly unorthodox press conference this morning President Elect Donald Trump launched an attack on constitutional free press by not only assailing the credibility of a news organization that published a critical piece about him, but repeatedly refusing to take a question from that organization for the duration of his press conference. During his press conference Trump addressed […]

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Trump Compares U.S. to Nazi Germany After Intelligence Leak

Trump Compares US to Nazi Germany After Intelligence Leak

After CNN published a breaking news story yesterday detailing a two page synopsis of a set of intelligence memos being taken more seriously by the intelligence community, Buzzfeed took the unusual step of publishing those memos for the public to review. The memos had been circulating around the mainstream political and media community since well before the election but because of the difficulty […]

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Project Veritas Caught Bribing People to Riot at Inauguration

James O’Keefe’s Prject Veritas caught bribing people to riot at inauguration

While his undercover activism has received criticism for its deceptive editing and unethical means throughout the years, James O’Keefe was just caught attempting to bribe people to riot at the upcoming Trump inauguration. The plan to bribe rioters, record them, and blame progressives for inciting violence at the inauguration was stopped by two counter-sting undercover groups who surreptitiously recorded O’Keefe’s […]

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Meryl Streep’s Speech Deeply Upsets Donald Trump

Meryl Streep's Speech Deeply Upsets Donald Trump

During her acceptance speech last night receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award, Meryl Streep offered a stern lecture to the incoming president so well stated she never had to state his name. During that speech she called out the moment he mocked a disabled reporter and normalized the spread of bullying and hatred across the nation. Predictably, President Elect Donald Trump flew off the handle […]

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No WaPo, LGBTQ Americans Don’t See an Ally in Trump

No Washington Post, Donald Trump is not an LGBTQ ally (for marriage or otherwise)

In a piece published by the Washington Post on New Year’s Eve, political writer Dave Weigel argued the LGBTQ community does not see an adversary in President Elect Donald Trump so much as a man “who ceded the issue [gay marriage] and literally waved a rainbow flag.” Because WaPo is such a respected source of real journalism and because Weigel is one […]

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Breitbart Boycott: 400 Companies Lost & Counting

Stephen Bannon is CEO if Breitbart News LLC

The ongoing boycott of Breitbart has climbed to 400 companies according to tracking provided by Sleeping Giants – the Twitter account organizing opposition to the incoming President’s media mouthpiece. Little Green Footballs initially reported on the news: Many people have now joined the effort to inform major companies about the racist and misogynist nature of Breitbart “News” and urge them […]

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