Young Turks‘ Cenk Uygur shares his reactions to the Iowa debate.
Saagar Enjeti describes why CNN’s moderation of debate night 7 was so bad.
This time, though, it was CNN moderators who brought out the bat and swung it hard at Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Vermont independent had topped a major Iowa poll last week, compounding fears that have only recently emerged among the party establishment that he may be on course for the nomination.
In contrast to Sanders’s treatment, former Vice President Joe Biden, the national frontrunner, was barely touched — either by moderators or his rivals.
Who will stand up for the “insurance town” in the 2020 election? Why should the government do things? Will Bernie Sanders bankrupt America? Who onstage will let Iran have a nuclear weapon ― you know, just because?
If these sound like terrible questions to you, you’re right. They were awful. And they were the focus of CNN’s tedious, interminable, frivolous debate on Tuesday night ― a fiasco of irrelevance held three weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
The joint smear job against Sanders had many arms, including wildly biased questions like Wolf Blitzer deliberately associating Bernie with “Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei” by pointing out that they both want US troops out of the Middle East and demanding to know how he was going to avoid “bankrupting the country” with a healthcare plan used in nations all over the world.
But by far the most glaringly egregious assault on the Vermont Senator’s image was when CNN moderator Abby Phillip took a completely evidence-free sexism smear which defies all logic and presented it to the debate audience as an established and undeniable fact.
Full story here, including Sanders‘ aggressive on-the-record pushback:
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders narrowly leads his rivals with 20% of likely Democratic caucusgoers naming him as their first choice. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is close behind with 17%.
The Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) seventh Democratic debate of this cycle — and the first of the election year — will take place on Jan. 14 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. CNN will co-host the debate with The Des Moines Register and broadcast the event live from 9 to 11 p.m. EST.
„Let me tell you one thing: Our leadership has officially announced that we have never been seeking war and we will not be seeking war,“ Dehghan said.
„It was America that has started the war. Therefore, they should accept appropriate reactions to their actions. The only thing that can end this period of war is for the Americans to receive a blow that is equal to the blow they have inflicted. Afterward they should not seek a new cycle.“
For seven decades, one fundamental principle has bound the 29 members of the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO) together: trust. NATO’s Article 5 stipulates that an attack on one is an attack on all — or to paraphrase the 19th century novel „The Three Musketeers,“ „all for one and one for all.“
TAPPER: So when Donald Trump smears people, Democrats all stand up and say, you’re smearing someone. Stop it. Why don’t Democrats do that, to say that about Tulsi Gabbard? It seems like an obvious smear. I don’t see any evidence she’s a Russian asset. It seems like a wild accusation.
BUTTIGIEG: Yes, I think statements like that ought to be backed by evidence.
„The climate crisis is — rightly — frightening a lot of people, and there is a tendency to think of Mars as a sort of escape hatch for humanity, a planet B, which is very dangerous and problematic,“ said Watson.
In an exclusive comment to CitizenSource, the University of New Hampshire Survey Center — one of the only DNC-approved pollsters in New Hampshire (due to the fact that they are “partners” with CNN) — explained why they wouldn’t be conducting a poll this month in the battleground state before the crucial September debate. Director Andrew E. Smith responded:
“The UNH Survey Center is funded by grants and contracts. We have contracted with CNN during this primary cycle as we have since 2000. Our polling schedule is determined by CNN and their polling budget.”
Mr. Smith, just a few days before, told a Tulsi Gabbard supporter that they would be happy to conduct a poll “if someone was willing to pay the $50,000 cost,” a cost that CNN usually covers. (Of course, even if a third party provided the funding, the poll wouldn’t count — even if it had the same methodology — simply because it wasn’t funded by CNN or another DNC-approved media organization).
CNN’s Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo think about how President Trump prepared before referring to himself as the „chosen one“ while speaking on his role in the ongoing trade war between the US and China.
Having worked as a diplomat at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for six out of the seven years that Julian Assange lived there as a political refugee, unlike others, I am privy to what actually happened there. I am alarmed by CNN’s June 15th 2019 story, alleging Assange turned the Ecuadorian embassy in London into a command post for election meddling.
The story contains several substantive shortcomings and too many factual errors. I warned CNN about them when I was approached during their „investigation,“ but none of my points were included in the article.
Boris Johnson, the UK’s new prime minister, wants you to know that he loves his country.
Specifically, he wants you to know that he loves the Union between the four nations that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Unfortunately for Johnson, this love is not always reciprocated.
CNN’s Victor Blackwell became emotional while responding to President Donald Trump’s tweets calling Rep. Elijah Cummings‘ (D-MD) district a „very dangerous & filthy place“ and calls out the President’s repeated use of the word „infested“ while attacking minority lawmakers.
Quelle für diese Informationen sind jedoch einzig und allein die US-Dienste und deren Begründung ist alles andere als überzeugend. Angeblich habe der Hacker “Guccifer 2.0”, bei einem Versuch über die Sozialen Netzwerke zu kommunizieren, “vergessen”, seinen VPN-Filter, der den geographischen Standort des Nutzers verschleiern soll, zu aktivieren. Und siehe da: Die unverschleierte IP-Adresse konnte wie durch ein Wunder einer ganz bestimmten Adresse zugeordnet werden – der Grizodubovoy-Straße in Moskau, dem Sitz des Militärgeheimdienstes GRU. An einen derart grotesken Zufall kann man glauben oder auch nicht.
The Democratic National Committee announced Wednesday that the candidates who have made the debate stage are: Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, former Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, author Marianne Williamson and businessman Andrew Yang.
The debate will be held over two nights in Detroit on July 30 and 31 at 8 p.m. ET.
Sanders conceded that his decades of consistency on economic issues does not extend to his approach on foreign policy.
„I was rightfully criticized the last time around because I didn’t pay as much attention as I might,“ Sanders said.
“What I believe is not radical,” Sanders said. “I just believe that the United States should deal with the Middle East on a level playing field basis. In other words, the goal must be to try to bring people together and not just support one country, which is now run by a right-wing — dare I say — racist government.”
(1.3.2019) „So funny to watch people who have failed for years, they got NOTHING, telling me how to negotiate with North Korea. But thanks anyway,“ Trump tweeted.
CNN’s Kevin Liptak reported that top aides had told Trump a deal was tough to reach in Hanoi, but the President had harbored hopes that he could turn the tables. He was dismayed to find that the North Korean leader was so inflexible.
The moral superiority of the left is often mocked as political correctness, but it is rarely questioned. But the resignation of Luciana Berger and six of her colleagues has brutally and publicly done exactly that.
When Berger said that she had come to the „sickening conclusion“ that the Labour Party was „institutionally anti-Semitic,“ she ripped open a conflict that is tearing the UK’s main opposition party apart.
During her run for state legislature in 2002, Gabbard told the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, „Working with my father, Mike Gabbard, and others to pass a constitutional amendment to protect traditional marriage, I learned that real leaders are willing to make personal sacrifices for the common good. I will bring that attitude of public service to the legislature.“ The quote, which CNN’s KFile found during a review of Gabbard’s early career, shows how closely she aligned herself with her father’s mission at the time.
According to a Daily Caller review of TV clipping service Grabien, personalities on CNN and MSNBC used the words “Impeach,” “Impeachment,” or “Impeachable,” 179 times.
The review included only original Friday programming and ran up until each network learned that BuzzFeed’s report was in dispute — shortly before 8 pm.
Der Fall Relotius hat in der Medienlandschaft für helle Aufregung gesorgt. Doch während der Spiegel der Causa sogar das aktuelle Cover widmet, bleiben die wahren Gründe verborgen. Der liberale Journalismus kann sich nicht mehr erklären, wieso Menschen unzufrieden sind. Marcel Andreu schreibt über Geschichten, die falsch sind – und manchmal auch erfunden.
Nach seiner aus Steuergeldern finanzierten Reise schrieb Relotius eine mehr als 600-seitige Publikation mit Kapiteln wie „Die Revolution verkauft ihre Kinder “ und „Zur Arbeit: Recherchieren in der Diktatur“. In der Publikation kommt auch der angeblich „erste Steuerberater“ der Insel vor, der einmal mit dem Namen „Ajerez“, meist jedoch mit dem Nachnamen „Ajero“ vorgestellt wird. Die Stiftung verwies am Sonntag auf amerika21-Anfrage an die Pressestelle der Staatskanzler NRW. Ein Sprecher der NRW-Landesregierung erklärte, man habe umgehend mit dem ehemaligen Stipendiaten Relotius Kontakt gesucht und um Klärung gebeten.
Relotius tut nichts anderes als das, was von ihm erwartet wurde: Geschichten zu liefern, die das erwünschte Narrativ bedienen, regelmäßig Klickzahlen zu liefern und unerwünschte Beiträge zu vermeiden.
There’s really nothing like this feeling — knowing that people in another country have read about the place I call home and are shaking their heads over their coffee in disgust, sharing the article on Facebook and Twitter, and making comments on the online article like “creepy,” and “these are the people who don’t believe electricity exists.”
Award-winning journalist Claas Relotius had „made up stories and invented protagonists“ in approximately 14 out of 60 articles which appeared both in print and online editions. He had worked for Der Spiegel for seven years, winning numerous awards for his investigative journalism – including CNN’s Journalist of the Year award in 2014, according to the Guardian.
Es wird im SPIEGEL noch Ende November, Anfang Dezember für möglich gehalten, dass Moreno in diesem Spiel der eigentliche Halunke ist und Relotius das Opfer einer üblen Verleumdung. Geschickt pariert Relotius alle Angriffe, alle gut recherchierten Beweise Morenos. Immer wieder findet er Mittel, Zweifel zu säen, Vorwürfe plausibel zu entkräften, die Wahrheit mit allen Mitteln zu seinen Gunsten zu verdrehen.
While world leaders gather in Katowice, Poland, for the COP24 climate summit, protesters in the streets of Paris have successfully forced French President Emmanuel Macron’s hand, undercutting his efforts to impose a carbon tax on French energy sales. Macron has made climate change and lowering greenhouse gases a central component of both his domestic and foreign policies, only to face dramatic failure at the hands of his „yellow vest“ countrymen.
It is unclear whether Acosta will be turned away again on Thursday. It also remains to be seen whether White House reporters will walk out, or show solidarity with Acosta and CNN in other ways.
Acosta is CNN’s chief White House correspondent. He was trying to reenter the White House grounds for a live shot on „Anderson Cooper 360“ when he was stopped by Secret Service officers.
President Donald Trump defended his characterization of the migrant caravan as an „invasion“ before attacking CNN’s Jim Acosta, calling him a „rude, terrible person.“
Die ehemalige Präsidentschaftskandidatin Hillary Clinton hat US-Präsident Trump scharf kritisiert und gibt ihm indirekt eine Mitschuld an den Briefbomben.
Der US-Präsident praktiziere eine rücksichtlose Rhetorik, sagte Clinton. Die Atmosphäre sei unberechenbar und hasserfüllt.
Auch Ex-Präsident Obama äußert sich und wirft Trump und anderen Republikanern Lügen vor.
The package addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan — which Business Insider has seen pictures of — misspelled his name as „Brenan“ and misidentified the TV network he contributes to.
It listed Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida as the sender but spelled her name as „Shultz“ and her home state as „Florids.“
Die zehn Pakete waren fast identisch, und als Absender war auf allen die Kongressabgeordnete Debbie Wasserman Schultz aus Florida angegeben, die ehemalige Vorsitzende des Nationalkomitees der Demokraten. Nicht bestätigten Medienberichten vom Donnerstag zufolge könnten die Pakete von Südflorida aus verschickt worden sein, wo Schultz die bekannteste politische Figur der Demokraten ist.
Jedes Paket enthielt eine Rohrbombe der gleichen plumpen Bauart, zum Teil nebst einer Hülle aus weißem Pulver, das offenbar harmlos war. Das FBI hat keine Details über den Auslösemechanismus veröffentlicht. Es bestätigte lediglich, dass kein Draht vorhanden war, um die Bombe zu zünden – was ohnehin offensichtlich war, da mehrere Pakete geöffnet worden waren, ohne dass es eine Explosion gegeben hätte.
At a fund-raiser in Coral Gables this afternoon, Mrs. Clinton addressed the news of the bombs.
“It’s a time of deep divisions, and we have to do everything we can to bring our country together,” she told a crowd of 200 donors.
But it’s worth noting how she talked about this election just 15 days ago.
“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” she told CNN.
New York City Police are investigating a suspicious package at the Time Warner Center, where CNN’s bureau is located. The alarm went off while CNN was on the air.
In den USA sind offenbar Sprengsätze an den früheren US-Präsidenten Barack Obama, Ex-Außenministerin Hillary Clinton und den Fernsehsender CNN geschickt worden. Bereits am Montag war ein Sprengsatz im Haus des Milliardärs George Soros gefunden worden.
Die Sendung an CNN bestand nach Polizeiangaben aus einer Metallröhre mit Drähten. Zum genauen Inhalt der Sendungen an Obama und Clinton gaben die Behörden hingegen zunächst nichts Genaueres bekannt, die „New York Times“ berichtete von Sprengsätzen.
The suspicious packages sent to the Clintons, former President Barack Obama, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and CNN offices in New York City come days after a pipe bomb was found at the Westchester home of billionaire George Soros.
Reza Aslan says he was asked about his views of Netanyahu by Israeli interrogator; Shin Bet denies the Iranian-born author was threatened
Published on Dec 10, 2012
CNN went after Jimmy Dore. Cenk Uygur, Brett Erlich, and Sue-Ann Robinson, the hosts of The Young Turks, explain.
The last terrorists of Douma have engaged in a ghastly repeat of the heinous atrocities in Khan Sheikhoun, just days after the first anniversary of their slaughter, there. Though the dominant alQaeda faction there is alNusra, the supportive characters of the US and British intelligence funded White Helmets and the US-based, CNN and State Department approved NGO, SAMS remain the same. As with the Khan Sheikhoun slaughter, the purpose of the Douma ‘snuff porn’ slaughter is to incite the swamp-drunk Trump to again bomb Syrian soldiers and ‘collateral damage civilians,’ based on the lies of alQaeda.
The week before the mass murder in Khan Sheikhoun, 250 civilians were kidnapped from nearby villages Majal and Khattab. On 4 April 2017, it was CNN — terrorists most trusted name in news — which broke the report. CNN’s chief source was the British illegal, Shajul Islam, embedded with alNusra-still-on-US-and-UN-terror-lists. He is the guy who was indicted on terrorism charges in his native UK, the guy whose medical license was permanently revoked in his native UK.
(7.4.2018) He does not mention it in his sensationalist report „live“ from Damascus.
Nor does he mention the estimated 3500 plus #prisoners being held by Jaish Al-Islam terrorists in their „repentance“ prisons, many women and children among them who are very probably now being murdered to produce the last ditch attempt #chemical weapon attack – #UK is already posturing that they will attack Syria if this CW attack is proven…and we know what proof means to these criminals.“