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Elizabeth Warren’s “Dukakis Tank” moment

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 10:00am 1/1/2019 at 10:00am
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You all remember the “Mike Dukakis Tank” image?

Dukakis, trying to overcome the public perception that he was a wimp and soft on the military, boarded a tank on September 13, 1988. The image tanked his presidential campaign because the theater he created exposed him as a phony. Trying to portray the...

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Report: Democrats Spent As Much On Fake Russian Bots As The Russians Did On Real Ones

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:30pm 12/22/2018 at 7:30pm
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The Democrats have been wailing about the Russian influence on the 2016 election, but it turns out, as Mary blogged earlier this week, that they are implicated in creating their own army of fake Russian bots to influence the 2017 Alabama Special Election.

According to reports, Democrats spent the same amount of...

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REPORT: Facebook Allowed Companies to Read, Write, and Delete User Private Messages

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 1:00pm 12/19/2018 at 1:00pm

Out of the frying pan and into the fire for social media giant Facebook.

A report published by The New York Times details Facebook’s relationships with large corporations and the extent to which they provided access to user data.
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Duke U. Official Leaves Facebook After Students Complain About ‘Offensive’ Posts

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 9:30am 12/15/2018 at 9:30am

Students aren’t the only ones who can get into trouble because of social media. Here’s proof.

The College Fix reports:

Duke U. official leaves Facebook after students complain his posts are ‘...

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Instapundit: “Twitter… is primarily a tool for getting people angry and letting them focus their anger on a particular target”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 2:00pm 12/7/2018 at 2:00pm
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During the funeral for George H.W. Bush, Trump was spotted not reciting the Apostle’s Creed and leftists on Twitter used it as an opportunity to bash him.

Professor Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit appeared on the Martha MacCallum show Thursday night to talk about this and used it as an example of why...

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Laura Loomer Handcuffs Herself to Twitter HQ to Protest Her Twitter Ban

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 30, 2018 at 3:00pm 11/30/2018 at 3:00pm
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Last week, Professor Jacobson blogged about Laura Loomer who was kicked off of Twitter for criticizing incoming Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

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Study Finds College Students Less Depressed When They Limit Time on Social Media

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 8:00am 11/28/2018 at 8:00am

This seems so obvious. How do students even get any studying done today when there are so many distractions?

The College Fix reports:

College students significantly less depressed, lonely when they limit social media: study

Limiting the amount of time spent daily on social media can significantly decrease feelings of depression and loneliness, according...

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Twitter Faces Backlash After Banning Conservative Pundit Jesse Kelly

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 26, 2018 at 12:48pm 11/26/2018 at 12:48pm
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A lot us, like me, took the majority of Thanksgiving weekend off of social media and away from the news. It shocked me to wake up Monday morning to discover that Twitter banned Jesse Kelly and no one seems to know why.

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Rutgers Clears Prof Who Wrote About Hating White People on Facebook

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 9:30am 11/25/2018 at 9:30am

We covered this story at the time. Another classic case of someone getting into trouble over social media.

The College Fix reports:

University clears professor who wrote on Facebook about hating white people

A professor at Rutgers University has been cleared of wrongdoing by the school after he wrote an anti-white Facebook post earlier...

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Student Govt Official Faces Impeachment for Writing “Illegal Aliens” in Social Media Post

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 4:00pm 11/17/2018 at 4:00pm
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Michaela Todd is the Vice President of the student government at Emporia State University in Kansas. During the run-up to the 2018 midterms, she wrote a post on Facebook to show her support of Republican Kris Kobach for governor. The post included the term ‘illegal aliens’ and it set off...

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Facebook Exec Throws Celebration Party for Kavanaugh Despite Prior Backlash Over His Support

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:00pm 10/9/2018 at 6:00pm
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Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s vice president of public policy, sent the social media giant into a tizzy after he supported his friend Brett Kavanaugh at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.

He apologized for the stir, but did not apologize for supporting his friend. In fact, Kaplan threw a party to celebrate the confirmation...

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Google Exec Blasts GOP Over Kavanaugh, Claims Party is ‘Finished’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 2:00pm 10/9/2018 at 2:00pm

Top Google executive David Hogue lost his damn mind on Twitter over the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. In the now deleted tweet, Hogue wrote:

“You are finished, @GOP. You polished the final nail for your own coffins. F*CK. YOU. ALL. TO. HELL.”

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Rep. Eric Swalwell, Jennifer Rubin Mock Sen. Susan Collins Over Threats

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 3:00pm 9/20/2018 at 3:00pm
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Humanity 101: Do not threaten people, including those who accuse someone of sexual assault or may not vote the way you want them to.

The Hill published an article yesterday about how Sen. Susan Collins and her office have received threats over Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“Conservative” blogger Jennifer Rubin and Rep....

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Twitter Permanently Bans Alex Jones – Who’s Next?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 7, 2018 at 1:00pm 9/7/2018 at 1:00pm
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The deplatforming of Alex Jones by social media sites should disturb you whether you are a fan or not. I’ve never been a fan of Jones or his Infowars site. I’ve never gotten past the time Jones led an angry mob against Michelle Malkin in 2008. Still, if this can be...

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Eulogies At Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Spark Controversy

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 8:00pm 9/1/2018 at 8:00pm
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When the left is confronted with the fact—and it is a fact—that their radical anti-God, anti-family SJW agenda is indeed radically out of step with mainstream America, the result is always hilarious.  And a little sad.

Case in point, Aretha Franklin was eulogized by Reverend Jasper Williams Jr., and the left melted...

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Facebook Employees Come Together to Take On Its ‘Intolerant’ Political Culture

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 11:00am 8/29/2018 at 11:00am
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Over 100 Facebook employees have spoken out against the social media giant’s “intolerant” political culture after one of them posted about the problem on the company’s internal message board.

Senior Facebook engineer Brian Amerige posted a two-page memo titled “We Have a Problem With Political Diversity,” which claims that employees “are quick...

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ESPN Ditches Jemele Hill

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 7:38pm 8/26/2018 at 7:38pm

ESPN has been struggling recently, and one of the problems it is facing is its political partisanship.  ESPN’s president, Jimmy Pitaro, has been at the helm of ESPN for five months, and one of his goals is to refocus ESPN on *gasp* sports.  To that end, outspoken leftist Jemele Hill has...

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