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Manafort jury leaves for weekend after failed media attempt to unseal names and addresses

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 17, 2018 at 5:09pm 8/17/2018 at 5:09pm
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The jury in the Paul Manafort trial has ended deliberations for the day without a verdict. This comes after jury questions yesterday, including asking the judge to clarify the meaning of “reasonable doubt.”

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, Paul Manafort is being prosecuted because of who he knows. I hope he walks, the...

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How PragerU Is Winning The Culture War Five Minutes At A Time

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 9:00am 3/6/2018 at 9:00am
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Here at LI, we love PragerU and often share their excellent videos with our readers.  So it was with great interest that I read an article at BuzzFeed about “How PragerU Is Winning The Right-Wing Culture War Without Donald Trump.”  They don’t quite get it because they can’t quite wrap their...

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Trump Lawyer Files Defamation Suit Against Buzzfeed, Fusion GPS Over Dossier

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 9:00am 1/10/2018 at 9:00am

Michael Cohen, the personal attorney for President Donald Trump, has filed two defamation lawsuits over the dossier against then-candidate Trump.

He filed the suit against Fusion GPS, which produced the dossier, in federal court and filed the suit against Buzzfeed, which published the dossier in January 2017, in state court.

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‘Why I Left Buzzfeed’ videos by former staffers all the rage on YouTube

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 5:00pm 4/27/2017 at 5:00pm
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At its peak, Buzzfeed was known for their viral content, though I doubt this is the virality they were looking for.

Droves of former Buzzfeed staffers are recording ‘Why I Left Buzzfeed’ videos and publishing them on YouTube.

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College Students Get Lecture on Fake News from BuzzFeed Editor

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 9:00am 4/4/2017 at 9:00am

One has to wonder if he stressed the importance of using cat gifs to make your point.

The Daily Caller reports:

BuzzFeed Editor Lectures College Students On Fake News

A BuzzFeed editor visited Pennsylvania State University Thursday to give a presentation on fake news and Facebook’s role in spreading it.

Craig Silverman, whom Fortune has...

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The Spicy Dossier, Fake News, and the Role of the Media

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 5:30pm 1/11/2017 at 5:30pm

It’s one fabulously nasty mess both CNN and Buzzfeed created for themselves.

Buzzfeed decided to publish an unsubstantiated dossier full of all kinds of licentious information about president-elect Trump, particularly that he has “deep ties to Russia”. CNN then ran with the Buzzfeed story.

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Mika: CNN/Buzzfeed “let their bias get in the way” in running Trump-Russia story

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:15am 1/11/2017 at 9:15am

Of all the Morning Joe crew, you might be surprised to learn that it was liberal Dem Mika Brzezinski who this morning took the toughest shots at CNN and Buzzfeed for publishing unverified stories containing salacious allegations regarding Donald Trump’s business dealings with, and personal behavior in, Russia.

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The Michelle Fields controversy is only barely about Michelle Fields

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 8:20pm 3/13/2016 at 8:20pm
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By now you undoubtedly have heard of the controversy over whether Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski grabbed Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields with sufficient force to cause her bruising on her arm. And whether Breitbart News sacrificed her so as to maintain pro-Trump coverage and good relations with Trump’s campaign.

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Does NY Times have damaging recording of Trump on immigration?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:00pm 2/29/2016 at 7:00pm

Donald Trump launched his campaign popularity with a hard line on immigration, not limited to The Wall.

It struck a chord with the electorate, as I noted in a guest column at National Review on July 13, 2015, Trump’s Lesson: Voters Are Furious about Illegal Immigration:

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Progressive Buzzfeed and Upworthy discourage staff unionization

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 17, 2015 at 3:25pm 8/17/2015 at 3:25pm

A few months ago Gawker staffers successfully formed an employee union. Why? Because they wanted a union. Yes really, that’s the only reason.

Whether the move spooked other prominent trash click sites or because their own employees were mumbling uniony things is unclear, but both Upworthy and Buzzfeed have discouraged their employees...

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Big Internet Gets Bigger: NBC buys stakes in Vox and Buzzfeed

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 7:00pm 8/15/2015 at 7:00pm

Comcast subsidiary NBC Universal recently purchased large shares of Buzzfeed and Vox Media. NBC Universal, “owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses.”

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President Selfie Stick and Managed Expectations

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:45pm 2/13/2015 at 8:45pm

Earlier this week, President Obama sat down to promote Obamacare interview with Buzzfeed and Vox.

That the President chose listacles, cat memes,...

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Whatever happened to Justine Sacco?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 13, 2015 at 10:00am 2/13/2015 at 10:00am

Back in December of 2013, a woman named Justine Sacco boarded a plane in New York that was bound for South Africa. She was planning to visit family for the holidays.

She tweeted what was perceived as a politically incorrect message to her tiny Twitter following and by the time she...

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What Should Legal Insurrection Ask President Obama?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 4:00pm 2/8/2015 at 4:00pm
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BuzzFeed News has announced that it’s been granted an interview with President Obama on Tuesday.

In their heart of hearts, Buzzfeed readers want to know what type of cat Obama was in a prior or will be in a future life. Or at least, which 80’s sitcom character Obama most easily identifies...

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“Shocked” – David Brock’s American Bridge posts misleading video of David Perdue

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:28pm 10/24/2014 at 8:28pm

David Brock is the founder of Media Matters for America, who’s goal was to destroy Fox News and Rush Limbaugh by any means necessary.

Brock also is the person behind American Bridge, the entity formed to hire trackers to follow Republicans.

One tracker caught David Perdue, the Republican candid...

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Hamas murderers of 3 Israeli teens killed during arrest attempt

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 8:30am 9/23/2014 at 8:30am

Remember when Katie Zavadski of NY Magazine, Sheera Frenkel of Buzzfeed and Jon Donnison of the BBC reported that Hamas was not behind the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens, Gil-ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrach?

That gave rise to the widespread false meme that Israeli...

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BREAKING – Bibi Netanyahu wants to free the electronic gadget slaves

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:52am 5/1/2014 at 10:52am
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From The Times of Israel:

During a photo shoot prior to an interview session with the foreign press last week, the prime minister waxed nostalgic, lamenting in a Louis C.K.-esque manner over the failure to live in the moment among today’s selfie-crazed society.

“What do you do get out of all these pictures?”...

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