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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Far Right Fabricates Ford Link To ‘Abortion Pill’

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

Far-right websites The Gateway Pundit and Natural News attempted to discredit Christine Blasey Ford by claiming her report that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her was politically motivated because of Ford’s previous work for a pharmaceutical company that manufactures a so-called “abortion pill.” In reality, the pill that the company makes is not approved for that use and cannot be prescribed for people who are pregnant.

On September 20, Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft published a blog post attacking Ford, claiming that Ford was “affiliated with Corcept Therapeutics (2006 – 2011)” and citing “her new Wikipedia page” as evidence.…

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Conway Launches Attack Against Kavanaugh’s Alleged Victims

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

The day after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford went public with her harrowing allegations of assault and attempted rape by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway repeatedly said that Ford “should not be insulted.”

But now that more women are coming forward to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has totally abandoned her previous position.

In an interview with “CBS News This Morning” on Monday, Conway referred to Deborah Ramirez, the second woman to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, as a “so-called accuser.”

Conway also suggested that she thinks both Ramirez and Ford are part of a “vast left-wing conspiracy” against Kavanaugh.…

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White House Drafts Exec Order Against Liberal ‘Bias’ Online

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

Trump has repeatedly whined that he and his fellow conservative Republicans are at a disadvantage online — not because their bad decisions have made them unpopular online, but because they claim social media companies and search engines are somehow biased against the political right.

Now Trump’s complaining has entered an ominous new phase: a draft White House executive order that could target tech companies who don’t make Trump and conservatives look good.

Bloomberg and Business Insider report that the draft order, which is not yet finalized, is intended to “address online platform bias.”

The draft text directs U.S.…

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