Archive | February, 2015

Fact Check: Washington Post’s Alyssa Rosenberg’s Errors

A fellow journalist forwarded me a Washington Post article by a woman named Alyssa Rosenberg, and pointed out that it serves as a textbook example of the phenomena discussed in “Stonewalled.” Indeed, it does. And it deserves a serious Fact Check. Rosenberg’s error-riddled article attempted a number of propaganda tactics I describe in the book. In doing so, […]

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The Citizen Journalist Who Found the Gruber Obamacare Videos

Coming soon: I’ll have the first on camera interview with Rich Weinstein who found the videos of MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber discussing the Affordable Care Act and the “stupidity” of the American voter. Click Here for Preview Share      

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Student Removed After Criticizing In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants

Here’s an interesting story courtesy of George Mason University in Virginia. A student government representative was removed from his position after tweeting his objection over illegal immigrants receiving in-state college tuition. Storm Paglia was the undersecretary for university dining services when he recently tweeted his disapproval of the Virginia State law. Rooting basically means to […]

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FCC Chairman Just Says No (to Testifying to Congress)

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is refusing to testify before Congress ahead of a vote tomorrow regarding new regulation of the Internet. “We are deeply disappointed in Chairman Wheeler’s decision,” said committee Republicans Fred Upton (R-MI) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) in a statement. “As Chairman Wheeler pushes forward with plans to regulate the Internet, he still refuses […]

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Fact Check: Anne Schuchat’s Claim That Vaccines Can’t Cause Brain Damage

[Above image: Dr. Anne Schuchat, Director of the National Center for Immunization, Centers for Disease Control] Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass): “Is there any scientific evidence that vaccines cause profound mental disorders?” Dr. Anne Schuchat, CDC: “No.”                   –Testimony before Senate Committee, Feb. 10, 2015 The top vaccine official at the […]

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The Non-Measles Outbreak That’s Not Making News

[Above image: a non-polio enterovirus as seen under a microscope] The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) terms the current measles outbreak in the U.S. as “large multi-state outbreak.” Discussion has permeated everywhere from traditional news media to commentary and pop culture websites. At 141 cases and growing, the incidence of measles is widely considered serious […]

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The 2015 U.S. Measles Outbreak: Facts at Your Fingertips

[Above image: an infant who is too young to be vaccinated and infected with measles rash] A total of 141 people in the U.S.– almost all of them in California — have caught a highly contagious case of measles since January 1, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Measles is nothing to sneeze at. It often comes […]

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Whistleblower Farmer Files Retaliation Complaint Against Perdue Chicken Company

A program affiliated with the watchdog group the Government Accountability Project (GAP) has filed a whistleblower retaliation complaint against Perdue. The complaint alleges Perdue initiated intimidation tactics against a farmer who exposed serious chicken welfare concerns. According to published reports, Perdue has denied that the North Carolina farm depicted in the video (below) reflect its animal welfare standards. Share      

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Lance Armstrong’s Unraveling

[Above Image: Lance Armstrong at press conference for 2009 Tour Down Under in Adelaide, South Australia.] USA Today reports on the massive perjury penalty just handed down against cyclist and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong for lying under oath about using performance-enhancing drugs. The $10 million sanction is believed to be the largest of its kind in […]

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Unanswered Benghazi Questions: 9th in a Series

[Above image: Aftermath of Benghazi attacks, obtained by Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. State Dept.] Either the U.S. was well-prepared for a September 11, 2012 terrorist attack, as stated by the White House on September 10, and didn’t respond properly–or the U.S. was ill-prepared for a September 11 […]

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