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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Chomsky, Media

You’ll Never Think About Media The Same Way Again After Watching This Documentary

In the age of fake news and alt facts, Democracy Now! co-founder Amy Goodman and animator Pierangelo Pirak have teamed up to give new life to Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman book “Manufacturing Consent.”

March 6, 2017
Trump, Conservative, Press

Why Conservatives Love Trump’s Attacks On Journalists

The Trump administration’s press strategy is clear: delegitimize mainstream news organizations, especially those that produce critical reporting that jeopardizes its efforts, while lifting up unabashed propaganda outlets. And his fans love it.

February 27, 2017
Steve Bannon, GOP, Republicans

5 Ways Republicans Reaffirmed Their Awfulness This Week

The GOP has been an absolute nightmare since about 1964, and this administration is just the least polished turd of the modern era. Trump couldn’t fulfill his vision without the party onboard. Good thing they don’t have any actual decency or ethics to stop them from going with the program.

February 26, 2017
Yiannopoulos

How A 16-Year-Old Canadian Girl Brought Down Milo Yiannopoulos

At this time last week, Milo Yiannopoulos’ highlights were glowing especially bright. Then came the fall, thanks in no small part to a “socially liberal, fiscally conservative” 16-year-old from Canada identified only as “Julia.”

February 26, 2017
Bannon, Breitbart, CPAC

How CPAC Is Trying To Wash The ‘Alt-Right’ Stench Off Breitbart

A “fringe element” is now in the White House. But direct association with racists and misogynists isn’t great for the conservative movement’s brand — or Breitbart’s bottom line. So the organizers of this week’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) are working hard to redefine the term “alt-right” in order to retroactively separate that movement from the White House and the website.

February 24, 2017
CPAC, Breitbart

The Breitbartification Of CPAC

Breitbart.com spent years shilling for Trump’s candidacy. Now Trump will swagger through the conference that Andrew Breitbart once owned, while the news site he created is a dominant force at CPAC. An ascendent Breitbart.com and President Trump are truly Andrew Breitbart’s greatest legacy.

February 23, 2017
Steve Bannon, GOP, Republicans

At CPAC, Steve Bannon Calls Media The Opposition Party That Is ‘Always Wrong’

During a rare public appearance at CPAC on Thursday, Steve Bannon wasted no time in criticizing the media. Referring to the media, Bannon remarked,”You know but we’ve known it since August 15th, I think if you look at the opposition party and how they portrayed the campaign, how they portrayed the transition and now they’re portraying the administration, it’s always wrong.”

February 23, 2017
Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos Silenced: Provocateur Resigns From Breitbart

Given that Breitbart is a sewer with no standards, Yiannopoulos leaving would suggest that the website, amid a major advertiser boycott, has finally found a limit to the bad press it is willing to tolerate from one of its biggest stars.

February 21, 2017
Milo Yiannopoulos

Conservatives Shunning Breitbart Provocateur Milo Over Pedophilia Tape

The American Conservative Union, which sponsors this week’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), rescinded an invitation to Yiannopoulos despite his denial that he condones pedophilia.

February 21, 2017
Yiannopoulos

CPAC Rescinds Yiannopoulos’ Invite Following Pedophilia Comments

“We continue to believe that CPAC is a constructive forum for controversies and disagreements among conservatives, however there is no disagreement among our attendees on the evils of sexual abuse of children,” Matt Schlapp, president of the American Conservative Union, the event’s organizer, said in a statement, as reported by CNN.

February 20, 2017
Yiannopoulos

Alt-Right Troll Milo Yiannopoulos Slammed For Defending Pedophilia

Milo Yiannopoulos was seen normalizing pedophilia in a video that includes an interview with comedian Joe Rogan in 2015 where he had discussed his sexual relationship with “Father Michael,” which he allegedly had when he was 14. In the interview Milo is seen asking Rogan “So you’re saying you’ve never seen a 15-year-old girl, at any point in your life, that you thought was hot?”

February 20, 2017

Republican Carson Officially Ends White House Bid

“There are a lot of people who love me, they just won’t vote for me.”

March 4, 2016
Trump gunning for the press

CPAC Says Trump Drops Out At ‘Last Minute’

Right-wing conference responds, “his choice sends a clear message to conservatives.”

March 4, 2016
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Walker Blames Media, But It’s His Base That’s Questioned Obama’s Faith, Patriotism

There’s a good reason for the media to ask GOP candidates about President Obama’s faith.

March 6, 2015

Endorse This: Knights Of The Round CPAC

Watch a comedian see just how serious the #CPAC2015 attendees were about a holy war with ISIS.

March 5, 2015

The GOP’s Loud ‘Yes’ To ‘No’

Congressional Republicans are killing their party’s chances of winning the White House.

March 2, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul Wins Conservative CPAC Straw Poll

Rand Paul leads Republican pack in CPAC straw poll.

March 1, 2015

Trump Isn’t Sure About Bush, But ‘I’m Actually A Nice Person’

Donald Trump still wants you to think that he’s running for president.

February 27, 2015

Rubio On Immigration: I’ve Learned My Lesson

Marco Rubio won’t make the mistake of trying to pass an immigration bill again.

February 27, 2015
Jeb Bush talks

Jeb Bush Tells Conservative Activists He Hopes To Be Their ‘Second Choice’

Jeb Bush made his case to the right at CPAC.

February 27, 2015

5 Lowlights From CPAC 2015 (So Far)

From birther jokes to STD rants, it’s been another banner year at CPAC.

February 27, 2015

‘Name An Accomplishment’: A Question Republicans Shouldn’t Ask

Carly Fiorina almost wrecked Hewlett Packard — but at least she gave us the “Demon Sheep” ad.

February 27, 2015
Scott Walker

Walker’s Comments On His Foreign Policy Credentials Draw Democratic Criticism

Did Scott Walker cross the line with his CPAC comments about unions?

February 27, 2015

Can Jeb Bush Make It Right With The Right?

Can the Tea Party learn to love Jeb Bush?

February 25, 2015

Jeb Bush Chooses To Be Cross-Examined At CPAC

Jeb Bush is getting ready to face the right wing.

February 20, 2015