German media failed to report refugee crisis honestly, study finds

This is a shocker.

In Germany, like in the USA, there is an official narrative handed down from the wonks running the government, which is then repeated as truth by those in the media who have partnered with the government and want to get invited to the right cocktail parties.

Of course many people realize that it’s all BS, many more than in the past, but the media and the state are still very powerful and as such can pummel those who offer up an alternative analysis.

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Are you too stupid to understand that some seek to manipulate you online for political reasons? The planners think you are

The attached article raises interesting issues but they are not new issues. Of course one must be aware of things like algorithms that tailor ads for our own specific consumption. But the “planners,” the “controllers” are increasingly concerned that people lack the ability to understand how the Internet actually works. They are concerned because of you know, Brexit, Trump, and the disintegration of the EU/globalist dream before their eyes. These people would much rather the government (which we must ALWAYS remember has its own agenda,

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Excerpts of Hillary Clinton’s Paid Speeches to Goldman Sachs Finally Leaked, Trump hit with self inflicted right cross

One particularly remarkable thing about these speeches is that it took Wikileaks to get them out to the public. Clinton gave dozens of speeches after her failed 2008 run and yet no recording or partial recording of these speeches emerged to our knowledge. No one had their phone on? No one?

Regardless the details are out now and they reveal about what many people expected, someone who is very cozy with the banking industry and who seemed to take some pride in the fact that her (mostly) newly amassed wealth (largely from speeches for $200,00+) separated her from the petty middle class.

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CIA director: There’s no need to release the 28 classified pages of the 9/11 report

Director Brennan says that it would be “unhelpful” to release the 28 pages of the September 11th report which some say implicate or at least connect official Saudidom.

My question is,”To whom would such declassification be unhelpful?” I’d say it might be quite helpful to historians and the American people who would like to get a complete picture of what happened on that day. On the other hand it might be unhelpful to people who would prefer to keep history muddled.

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Ignorance reigns on Twitter yesterday, #Resistcapitalism trends, Cluelessness abounds

If you are “resisting capitalism” you are “resisting human progress.” You are resisting the voluntary exchange of goods and services. You are resisting opportunity for people to make a better life for themselves through hard work. You are trading that opportunity for a system which rewards the uncreative and unambitious. (And perhaps you understand this.) You are fundamentally resisting FREEDOM and LIBERTY, because “economic liberty,” the right to do what you want with that which you own, is not separate from social FREEDOM and LIBERTY.

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Washington Post says; “Trust in the media is at an all-time low. That’s a terrible thing for all of us.” (No it’s not. It’s a good thing.)

Interesting that Dems still trusted the media more than Republicans and independents all through the Bush years.

Of course The Post thinks the fact that the public no longer trusts it is a bad thing. That a small group of media outlets can no longer completely dominate the news “narrative” is terrible in the eyes of one of the #oldmedia outlets. We wouldn’t expect them to like it. But that people no longer trust the “media” particularly the “legacy,”

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The inside story of the implosion at NBC News and it’s anchor Brian Williams

Yikes. Life at NBC News sounds like a nightmare. According to this article from Vanity Fair, Brian Williams, the now disgraced newsman, sounds like a nightmare. There are few things worse than a powerful insecure person, and it appears Williams was certainly that.

Is this life at a news institution approaching the edge of irrelevance? Is this what the decline of a once great empire looks like?

Perhaps. We don’t have the answers yet.

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“Virtually all the numbers reported in news coverage of the federal budget will be misleading at best”

I’ll say that “misleading” is too kind. The word “lie” is probably more apt. But it is an official lie so many people, even in 2015, after all we’ve gone through as a country, still buy the lie.

Fewer do than in the past but still too many.

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More of The Big Lie: Obama Adviser Jonathan Gruber In 2009 – Obamacare Will NOT Be Affordable

I know this is a shock, but Gruber and the president both knew that premiums would rise dramatically once Obamcare was instituted. Yet, as Gruber explained in his now famous comment, he, the president, and Congress all counted on the “stupidity of the American public.”

Actually I remember massive resistance to Obamacare. The voters of Massachusetts – Massachusetts – elected Senator Brown in an effort to keep the program from happening. Seems to me that a large part of the American people wasn’t “stupid”

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Liberal Politico asks: Will Jonathan Gruber Topple Obamacare?

“If you’re a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits.” -Jonathan Gruber, Obamacare’s “architect  

“We just tax the insurance companies, they pass it on in higher prices that offset the tax break we get.… It’s a very clever, you know, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter.”

We shall see. Gruber has had plenty of help. The President, Nancy Pelosi,

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A real look inside the Crony Media: Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson shows us in her new book

Even many of my liberal friends now acknowledge a strong statist bias in the #oldmedia. It’s not just how stories are reported but perhaps more importantly WHAT STORIES are reported.

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“7 million” number yet more propaganda: RAND Corporation study suggest barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans have enrolled and paid premiums

That’s fewer than 1 in 300 Americans.

But the president is touting 7 million signups. What gives?

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