Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 30)
 

Covering Up Political Bias: NY Times Social Media Guidelines for its Reporters

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Posted by    Friday, October 13, 2017 at 9:20pm 10/13/2017 at 9:20pm
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I’m in favor of mainstream media reporters and news people speaking their political minds on social media.

Let it all hang out, tell us how much you hate Republicans/Conservatives/Non-Liberals/Americans/Donald Trump/Deplorables etc.

Lay your political biases on the table for all the world to see. If your news reporting is straight up and supported,...

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Las Vegas police now say critical 6-minute shooting gap doesn’t exist

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Posted by    Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:45pm 10/13/2017 at 7:45pm
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I realize that in the heat of a shooting, particularly a mass shooting, it may take some time for a precise timeline to develop.

But it didn’t take very long for the Las Vegas police to release a precise timeline. The initial timeline was that Stephen Paddock’s shooting stopped when, approximately 6...

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Gen. John Kelly: Press is full of s*** (paraphrase)

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Posted by    Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 8:30pm 10/12/2017 at 8:30pm
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Almost every day some mainstream media reporter breaks a story about how the White House is in meltdown and the only thing standing between the nation and the abyss is Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly.

Depending which “scoop” you are reading, Trump also is about to fire Kelly or Kelly’s about...

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U.S. to withdraw from Jewish-history-denying Islamic-supremacist-promoting UNESCO

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Posted by    Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 2:30pm 10/12/2017 at 2:30pm

UNESCO has become a poster child for how UN agencies have had their missions perverted by the anti-Israel agenda.

Other than the absurd UN Human Rights Council, which is run by some of the worst human rights offenders in the world, UNESCO stands out for its anti-Jewish agenda, which seeks to deny...

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Legal Insurrection is 9 years old, and filled with dread

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Posted by    Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11:30am 10/12/2017 at 11:30am

Nine years ago today Legal Insurrection published its first post, Obama is Door No. 2.

For background on how we got started and have grown over the years, see our 7th Anniversary post, or scroll through our  tag.

Last year I noted that while it was a difficult year personally, I was optimistic. That’s...

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Hollywood’s political credibility now is so utterly destroyed it glows in the dark

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:00pm 10/11/2017 at 7:00pm
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The Harvey Weinstein scandal has the potential to deal a body blow to the role Hollywood actors, and by extension the entire entertainment industry, plays in our political life.

For decades we have had to listen to moralizing by Hollywood actors denigrating Republicans and particularly conservatives. It is in overdrive in the...

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SCOTUS dismisses 4th Circuit Travel Order case as moot, vacates Maryland District Court judgment

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:00am 10/11/2017 at 7:00am

We previously wrote how the U.S. Supreme Court was likely to dismiss the two Travel Order cases before it, one from the 4th Circuit (via Maryland District Court) and one from the 9th Circuit (via Hawaii District Court) on grounds of mootness. Both of those...

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Reem’s Oakland Bakery Drops Lawsuit to Silence Protests Against Mural of Terrorist Rasmea Odeh

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:19pm 10/10/2017 at 10:19pm

Reem’s bakery in Oakland, CA, prominently displays a full-wall mural of Rasmea Odeh, who recently was deported for immigration fraud.

Rasmea is the former military member of the terrorist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who was convicted in Israel in 1970 of the 1969 supermarket bombing that killed two Hebrew...

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Las Vegas police change story on shooting timeline

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:00am 10/10/2017 at 10:00am
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This is not good.

The internet is rife with conspiracy theories about Stephen Paddock and the mass murder by rifle fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Accurate and timely information from investigators is needed, and I hoped it would be forthcoming.

I had several questions about the shooting, one...

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Did YOU know about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment allegations? (Reader Poll)

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Posted by    Monday, October 9, 2017 at 7:00pm 10/9/2017 at 7:00pm
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Hollywood, the liberal media, and Democrats kept a dark, dirty secret for decades.

It is now acknowledged to have been common knowledge in those domains that numerous women over a long period of time complained about sexual harassment by movie industry mogul Harvey Weinstein. And there was substantial evidence to back up...

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Left-wing Israeli writer paints bleak future for anti-Trump Resistance

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Posted by    Monday, October 9, 2017 at 1:00pm 10/9/2017 at 1:00pm
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It’s hard to find an apt comparison in U.S. media for the role that Haaretz plays in Israeli media.

Haaretz is “far-left” in its opinion content, but also has some excellent straight news reporting, particularly on security issues. And when I say “far-left,” I emphasize “far” in that equation. Reading some of...

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Knowingly exposing someone or blood supply to HIV no longer a felony in California

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Posted by    Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 4:40pm 10/8/2017 at 4:40pm
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This is one of those stories that just has me shaking my head.

While it’s true that AIDS no longer is an automatic death sentence, it’s still deadly. In 2014, the last year for which I could find data, 6,721 died directly from AIDS, and there are tens of thousands of...

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Stephen Paddock looking more and more like Jared Loughner

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Posted by    Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 11:00am 10/8/2017 at 11:00am

Not surprisingly, the political left is claiming there is an inherent racism in not calling Stephen Paddock, who murdered 58 people with rifle fire from the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, a terrorist.

This tweet by Glenn Greenwald pretty much sums up the claim that the darker your skin, the more...

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Some Clean Up

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Posted by    Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 3:08pm 10/7/2017 at 3:08pm

Just thought you’d want to know about some technical changes you’ll never see or know took place, that help keep this place running.

We recently converted from “http” to “https”. This should eliminate the warnings in search engines that our address is not secure. What prompted the move was not just those...

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Fuzzy Slippers 5th Anniversary at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by    Friday, October 6, 2017 at 5:30pm 10/6/2017 at 5:30pm

Five years ago today “Fuzzy Slippers” became an author at Legal Insurrection. 2012 was a very good year, as we also recently celebrated 5 year anniversaries for A.F. Branco, Mike LaChance, and Leslie Eastman.

But that is not the start of the Fuzzy story. Starting in early 2010, Fuzzy had her own blog...

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Pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio upheld by court

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Posted by    Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10:00am 10/6/2017 at 10:00am
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In late August, we covered the attempts of certain leftist interest groups to challenge the pardon granted former Sheriff Joseph Arpaio by President Trump.

Media and activist Trump-Derangement-Syndrome types like Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post gave credence to the arguments against a pardon, but there never was any there there, as...

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The rotting corpse of Wisconsin’s John Doe investigation still stinks

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Posted by    Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:00pm 10/5/2017 at 6:00pm
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You may recall the two John Doe investigations of Scott Walker, his supporters and almost the entire Wisconsin conservative movement. It was a nasty, vicious investigation which saw military-style raids in the middle of the night.

There was John Doe No. 1, investigating Scott Walker’s time as Milwaukee County Executive. They never...

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