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Attention Deficit Peace Processing Disorder

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 08/16/2013

Attention Deficit Peace Processing Disorder

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8/16/2013 at 3:40pm
Last week Thomas Friedman wrote a paean to John Kerry’s peacemaking, Daring to fail. In the middle of the article he presented the same sort of “concern” for Israel that Secretary of State Kerry did. Let’s start with a small item in Britain’s Independent newspaper on July 24, which began: “He once sang,…
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NSA documents show privacy laws broken “thousands of times per year”

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2013

NSA documents show privacy laws broken “thousands of times per year”

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8/16/2013 at 1:40pm
The Washington Post released a detailed report last night, stating that the NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year.  The report is based on documents shared earlier with the outlet by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, and it presents a clearer picture of precisely how US citizens can become inadvertently…
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Big Oops – Business Insider says Reince Preibus did not say self-deportation “racist” (Audio added)

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2013

Quote previously confirmed as “accurate” by RNC press office

Big Oops – Business Insider says Reince Preibus did not say self-deportation “racist” (Audio added)

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8/16/2013 at 12:42pm
In my post this morning RNC “self-deporting” enthusiasm out of the Republican base I noted that Reince Preibus was quoted by Business Insider as follows: “Using the word ‘self-deportation’ — it’s a horrific comment to make,” Priebus said, in a forceful rebuke. “I don’t think it has anything to do with our party….
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RNC “self-deporting” enthusiasm out of the Republican base (Update)

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2013

Reince Preibus declares “self-deportation” racist, but that policy was in the Republican Party platform just last year and the term used by Mitt Romney

RNC “self-deporting” enthusiasm out of the Republican base (Update)

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8/16/2013 at 11:29am
Update:  Big Oops – Business Insider says Reince Preibus did not say self-deportation “racist”.  See new post as to how RNC Press Office had confirmed the quote was accurate, but now says word was “hurts us” not “racist.” ————— Two connected events which make me want to scream. First, Ken Cuccinelli is bemoaning the…
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Journalism Graduates Don’t Read Newspapers

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2013

“I get all the news I need from the weather report…”

Journalism Graduates Don’t Read Newspapers

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8/16/2013 at 10:00am
I’m writing about this just because I wanted to embed this video of one of my favorite Simon and Garfunkel songs. Paul Bedard reports in the Washington Examiner, Study: Journalism grads don’t read newspapers, mags, books (via memeorandum): The University of Georgia’s “Annual Survey of Journalism & Mass Communication Graduates,” which surveys J-School…
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Egypt: “Friday of Anger” LIVE coverage

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2013

Egypt: “Friday of Anger” LIVE coverage

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8/16/2013 at 9:08am
NOTE – This post will be updated throughout the day, with “breaking” news at the top, other updates below, and the live streams at the bottom: After several hundred people were killed yesterday, the Muslim Brotherhood has called for “Friday of Anger” protests across the country. https://twitter.com/hellyelsaadani/status/368358203446525952 Video livestreams (More here): Watch live streaming video…
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Dump Godwin

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2013

Dump Godwin

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8/16/2013 at 7:00am
Dick Durbin earned the nickname Turban Durbin when he compared U.S. soldiers to Nazis in 2005, a verbal example of Godwin’s law: As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one Norbie remembered it: Snapped this pic at a red light on my way home from our struggling…
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Ex-WaPo Ombudsman alleges Media Matters organized email campaign against Jennifer Rubin

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2013

“organized email campaigns against her by leftie groups like Media Matters”

Ex-WaPo Ombudsman alleges Media Matters organized email campaign against Jennifer Rubin

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8/15/2013 at 8:57pm
Former WaPo Ombudsman Patrick Pexton wrote an “Open Letter” to Jeff Bezos upon buying WaPo. The letter is getting attention because Politico picked up on one piece of advice from Pexton to Bezos, Fire Jennifer Rubin: “She doesn’t travel within a hundred miles of Post standards [LOL – my add],” Pexton argues. “She…
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Forgetting the Danger of the Muslim Brotherhood

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 08/15/2013 – The situation in Egypt is bad; could it have been worse?

Forgetting the Danger of the Muslim Brotherhood

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8/15/2013 at 6:30pm
What should the American response to the latest outbreak of violence in Egypt be? U.S. Pulls Out of Egypt’s Bright Star War Game “Cairo’s brutality highlights U.S. fecklessness despite billions… http://t.co/COLolJDG5o — Michael Yon (@Michael_Yon) August 15, 2013   Not entirely surprisingly, the editors in the New York Times call for a complete cutoff of…
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Missouri Rodeo Clown

Branco Cartoon – Clowning Around

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Clowning Around

Missouri Rodeo Clown
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8/15/2013 at 4:30pm
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Syrian Electronic Army hack on Outbrain disrupts WaPo, other news outlets

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2013

Syrian Electronic Army hack on Outbrain disrupts WaPo, other news outlets

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8/15/2013 at 3:30pm
The Syrian Electronic Army is claiming credit today for hacking content recommendation service Outbrain, which appears to have affected several media outlets that include TIME, CNN and the Washington Post. Outbrain has confirmed the attack (without mention of SEA). https://twitter.com/Outbrain/status/368044125536272386 The Washington Post also confirmed its disruption this morning. In a statement posted to…
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NJ Cop Faces 1st Degree Murder — should have followed Law of Self Defense

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2013

NJ Cop Faces 1st Degree Murder — should have followed Law of Self Defense

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8/15/2013 at 2:00pm
You’d think a police officer would know better, but I’ve come across a MD incident in which a New Jersey detective (working for a State prosecutor’s office) managed to violate multiple principles of the law of self defense and get himself charged with 1st degree murder.  (Usual disclaimer:  the “facts” in…
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Car bomb hits Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2013

Car bomb hits Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut

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8/15/2013 at 12:27pm
We predicted this would happen when Hezbollah intervened on behalf of Assad in Syria, including the conquest of Qusayr, and the ongoing battles in Homs and Aleppo. Hezbollah’s chief, Hassan Nasrallah, openly bragged that Hezbollah was in Syria to the bitter end. The death toll is rising at this writing, so keep track…
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For Dems in 2016, it’s Hillary or bust

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2013

For Dems in 2016, it’s Hillary or bust

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8/15/2013 at 11:15am
Larry Sabato came out with his rankings of presidential contenders today. I was going to write about the downgrade of Marco Rubio, but that’s old news. More interesting is the rankings of Democrats. There is no “First Tier” other than Hillary. The drop from Hillary to Joe Biden is dramatic, and…
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America 2013: Rodeo Clown more politically mature than politicians and media

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2013

History started with Obama: Crowd taunts and mocks President, what have we become America?

America 2013: Rodeo Clown more politically mature than politicians and media

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8/15/2013 at 9:45am
There is full blown Democratic furor over Tuffy the Rodeo Clown. The incident is being portrayed as racially motivated, and the repurcussions have been severe. Tuffy (Facebook support page here) has been fired and banned for life from the Missouri State Fair, the announcer has resigned, the rodeo association is requiring sensitivity…
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Egypt: Death toll rises after armed confrontations, Christian churches burned

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2013

Egypt: Death toll rises after armed confrontations, Christian churches burned

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8/15/2013 at 8:18am
NOTE – This post will be updated throughout the day, with “breaking” news at the top, other updates below, and the live streams at the bottom: BREAKING – OBAMA STATEMENT – Condemns violence, cancels joint military exercise, but no aid cutoff: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy ————— The…
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Rogue Rodeo Clown’s car spotted in Texas

Posted by  ▪  August 15, 2013

Rogue Rodeo Clown’s car spotted in Texas

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8/15/2013 at 7:00am
Saw a lot of these in 2012. But now that he’s reelected, displaying one of these may be deemed a capital offense. So ride ’em cowboy, while you still can. From Nanette: I LOVE Texas!! My favorite so far this year!!!