January 5, 2020

Posted by orrinj at 12:45 PM

RESTORING SANCTIONS ALREADY SHOWED WE ARE THE BAD ACTOR HERE:


Posted by orrinj at 12:33 PM

THE TRUMPBOT BRAND:

Resignation calls for Republican Party leader in Delaware over Facebook posts about Jews (JTA, 1/05/20) 

A Republican Party leader in Delaware is under fire for Facebook comments about Jews.

Sussex County Republican Party Vice Chair Nelly Jordan in her post singled out Jews as mainly responsible for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Her Facebook page appears to have been deleted.

"What amazes me the most in these theatrical Congress hearings, is to see how many Jews 'In Name Only' lend themselves to be in the hoaks (sic) of the pure made up story of Impeachment that the Democrats have woven as spiders catching flies and bugs," the post said, according to a report Friday in the Delaware State News.

Scratch a supporter of Donald, find an anti-Semite.
Posted by orrinj at 4:01 AM

WE ARE WHO WE THINK THE IRANIANS ARE:

Iraqi parliament votes to expel US troops -- awaits government approval (Deutsche-Welle, 1/05/20)

The Iraqi parliament voted on Sunday to remove US troops from Iraq.

In an extraordinary session, lawmakers voted for a resolution to ask the government to end an agreement with Washington to station 5,200 troops in Iraq. 

Iraq's Sadr calls for "humiliating" U.S. troop exit -letter (Reuters, 1/05/19)

"I consider this a weak response insufficient against American violation of Iraqi sovereignty and regional escalation," Sadr, who leads the largest bloc in parliament, said in a letter to the assembly read out by a supporter.

Sadr said a security agreement with the United States should be cancelled immediately, the U.S. embassy should be closed down, U.S. troops must be expelled in a humiliating manner, and communication with the U.S. government should be criminalised.

You really can't misunderstand the Shi'a more than the Iran hawks do.

Posted by orrinj at 4:00 AM

IT'S REALITY THAT'S ANTI-rIGHT, NOT JOURNALISM:

Not fake news: Major study finds no "liberal bias" in media -- but there are other problems (PAUL ROSENBERG, JANUARY 5, 2020, Salon)

A new study, forthcoming in Science Advances, provides the strongest evidence ever that they're half-right -- but only the least important half: Yes, reporters overall are significantly more liberal than the general population. In fact, almost one in six are more liberal than Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, based on who they follow on Twitter. But no, that doesn't matter -- even for the most liberal cohort of them. The title of the study says it all: "There is No Liberal Media Bias in the News Political Journalists Choose to Cover."  

Even though "journalists are dominantly liberal and often fall far to the left of Americans," the paper itself was emphatically clear in its conclusion:

In short, despite being dominantly liberals/Democrats, journalists do not seem to be exhibiting liberal media bias (or conservative media bias) in what they choose to cover. This null is vitally important -- showing that overall, journalists do not display political gatekeeping bias in the stories they choose to cover.

In a way, that's not that surprising: Journalists place a high value on objectivity and balance. Avoiding ideological bias "rates very high" among journalists, lead author Hans Hassell told Salon -- 8.5 on scale of 10 in the survey these researchers conducted.