Democrisy: The left want us to do as they say, not do as they do

From The New York Times: How the Other Fifth Lives Thomas B. Edsall | April 27, 2016 For years now, people have been talking about the insulated world of the top 1 percent of Americans, but the top 20 percent of the income distribution is also steadily separating itself — by geography and by education …

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The glass cliff?

I have noted the crappy journalism of Gannett, specifically USAToday, previously, and here’s another example: Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer gets $55M to leave Matt Krantz, USA TODAY 3:24 p.m. EDT May 1, 2016 Yahoo (YHOO) just disclosed the size of its executive pay packages and Marissa Mayer stands to make millions coming or going. The CEO of …

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Dead newspaper walking: The Los Angeles Times and the potential buyout by Gannett

From The Wall Street Journal: Gannett Offers to Buy Tribune Publishing Deal, valued at $815 million with debt, would combine owners of USA Today, L.A. Times By Lukas I. Alpert and Joshua Jamerson | Updated April 25, 2016 2:00 p.m. ET Gannett Co. on Monday went public with its proposal to acquire Tribune Publishing Co. …

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Thank God for the First Amendment! But don't think that we don't have to keep fighting for it

From The Wall Street Journal: Turkey Wants Formal Investigation of German Anti-Erdogan Satire Outrage has put German Chancellor Angela Merkel in difficult position By Andrea Thomas | Updated April 11, 2016 4:33 p.m. ET BERLIN—Turkey formally requested that Germany investigate a television sketch that ridiculed the Turkish president, setting up a legal and diplomatic battle …

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The #SpecialSnowflakes™ will melt in the heat of the real world

First there was the report of Emory University students being traumatized, traumatized! because someone used chalk to write graffiti in support of Donald Trump on their fair campus. Now the Trumpinistas, or perhaps just some people with senses of humor, have been doing the same on campuses across the nation: University of Michigan Students Call …

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I confess: I have little no sympathy for Jared Fogle on this

Inside Jared Fogle’s Life in Prison: Former Subway Pitchman a ‘Constant Target,’ Source Says Chris Harris, @chrisharrisment | March 17, 2016 A former inmate who is considered an expert on the culture of correctional facilities tells PEOPLE the Jan. 29 alleged beating of former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle wasn’t the first attack the convicted pedophile …

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#FreeStacy: the Perils of the Internet

It has been an absolutely brutal week at work, which is why my attention to this poor site has been so sparse. I’ve been doing more physical work than I have since I was in my thirties. At any rate, from Robert Stacey Stacy McCain: University Students Are Helpless Infants Posted on | February 24, …

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The Washington Post goes full-bore birther

Of course, it’s an “outsider’s” OpEd piece: Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president By Mary Brigid McManamon | January 12 at 11:24 AM1 Donald Trump is actually right about something: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is not a natural-born citizen and therefore is not eligible to be president or vice president of the United …

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Amanda Marcotte clams up Feminism has been completely subsumed by leftism, and feminists know when they have to shut up

Salon writer Amanda Marcotte has always, always! been insistent on women’s rights, a frequent writer — and jumper-to-conclusion — concerning sexual assault, and a proponent of the so-called “slut walks,” in which women demonstrate concerning their right to wear whatever they wish or act as they please and not be looked down upon or seen …

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IN New York City, the Freedom of Speech has become the Requirement to Lie

From RedState: Bill de Blasio apes Vladimir Putin with New York City law You will be made to care. By: Neil Stevens (Diary)  |  December 22nd, 2015 at 10:00 AM In 2013 the Russians passed a law, signed by Vladimir Putin, banning speech deemed to be ‘propaganda’ about homosexuality. This law has, of course, drawn …

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