Thursday March 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Scandal’ Category

Donna Brazile Finally Admits She Shared CNN Debate Questions with Clinton Campaign

After initially lying about sharing debate questions with Hillary Clinton, in a TIME.com column posted today, former DNC chair Donna Brazile finally admitted she shared CNN Town Hall topics with the Clinton campaign during the 2016 primary.  More…

ABC News to Face South Dakota Jury Over ‘Pink Slime’ Story

A judge in South Dakota has cleared the way to trial of a lawsuit claiming ABC News “pink slime” coverage caused $1.9 billion of damage to the business of Beef Products Inc., which makes the meat product tagged with the term. “This was fake news,” Beef Products lawyer J. Erik Connolly told Judge Gering during arguments in January. “It’s perfectly safe. It’s perfectly nutritious. It was properly approved by the USDA.  More…

Accountants fired from Oscars after Best Picture screwup

The two accountants who screwed up the Oscars have been tossed to the wolves, according to a report. “Film academy president says the two accountants responsible for the best picture mistake will not work the Oscars again,” AP is reporting. Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz of PricewaterhouseCoopers are the two pencil pushers who are taking the blame.  More…

No vetting at Oscars: ‘Gary from Chicago’ is an ex-con who served 22 years for attempted rape

Accidental Oscars star “Gary from Chicago” has a dark past — an ex-con who served more than 22 years in prison for attempted rape. Gary Alan Coe was detoured to the Dolby Theater in the midst of Tinseltown’s biggest night. But Coe was only able to be there because he had been released from the slammer three days earlier, ABC7 reported. With Coe’s fiancée in tow, Denzel Washington declared them “man and wife.”  More…

Huffington Post writer admits cheating in half marathon

A Huffington Post lifestyle writer and food blogger saw her blazing-fast marathon time go up in smoke after an investigation revealed she cut part of the 13.1-mile course. Jane Seo — a 24-year-old Harvard-educated writer later admitted that she went back and biked the entire course to cover her tracks by GPS, the Miami New Times reports.  More…

World leaders duped by manipulated global warming data

A high-level whistleblower has revealed astonishing new evidence that the world’s leading source of climate data exaggerated global warming and was timed to influence the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. The NOAA has now decided that the sea dataset will have to be replaced and substantially revised just 18 months after it was issued, because it used unreliable methods which overstated the speed of warming.  More…

Merkel Takes on Starbucks in Bashing Over Unfair Tax Practices

Chancellor Angela Merkel decried unfair tax advantages for multinational corporations, singling out U.S. coffee chain Starbucks Corp. as a tax rogue that exploits global arrangements at the expense of German chains. “Coffee-house operators from Germany have to pay their taxes, while it’s not at all clear with Starbucks whether they pay taxes anywhere,” Merkel said.  More…

Chelsea Manning slams Obama for being a weak leader

Former President Barack Obama may have spared intelligence leaker Chelsea Manning more than a quarter-century of jail time, but the disgraced Army private sounds less than grateful. In her first published column since Obama commuted her 35-year sentence, Manning slammed him as a weak leader with ‘few permanent accomplishments.’  More…

GOP rages over Obama’s surprise Manning commutation

President Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning Tuesday in an 11th-hour surprise, allowing the convicted leaker of US Army secrets to leave prison nearly three decades early. Despite the damage he/she did to the US, Manning’s gender transition surgery was paid for by American taxpayers.  More…

Jennifer Holliday Got Death Threats Over Possible Inauguration Performance

Singer Jennifer Holliday was reportedly in talks to perform at the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump, but then backed out and apologized to her fans for even considering it. Holliday announced Saturday that it was a "lapse of judgement" for her to consider performing at Friday’s swearing-in of the nation’s 45th President.  More…

Trump labels CNN as ‘fake news’ in fiery press conference tirade

Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of abuse on two media outlets Wednesday, calling CNN “fake news” and BuzzFeed a “failing piece of garbage” in a fiery diatribe during his first news conference since Election Day. The attacks came a day after CNN reported the president-elect was given a two-page intelligence briefing Friday on dirt the Russian government supposedly had on him.  More…

Yahoo laughs off hack disaster with lavish office bash

A billion e-mail accounts got hacked, you say? Break out the bubbly! Yahoo employees filled a bathtub with ice and champagne at a cup-runneth-over office Christmas party Thursday night — despite the fact that the tech giant had just disclosed it was the victim of the biggest cyber-attack in history.  More…

What did Stein gain from recount flop?

Jill Stein’s rowdy recount push ended with a whimper overnight, giving Donald Trump even more votes than he started with after final certification – but it wasn’t a total wash for the Green Party candidate, who brought in millions and put herself in a position to redistribute the leftover cash. Stein raised about $7.3 million in three weeks to fund recount efforts, more than double what she raised for her failed presidential campaign.  More…

Snopes Writers Deciding What’s Fake On Facebook Are Leftists

Snopes, which will now have the power to declare what news is or is not legitimate on the world’s largest online platform, almost exclusively employs leftists. Facebook announced Thursday that mythbusting website Snopes will be one of a few fact-checking organizations allowed to label stories as “fake news.”  More…

New York Times Will Vacate 8 Floors In Its HQ To Generate “Significant Rental Revenue”

Remember when The New York Times reported that its ad hoc campaign to boost revenue by selling subscriptions in response to the vicious back and forth with Donald Trump, was said to be a smashing success? Perhaps it was subscriptions for the crossword puzzle because it appears the monetary success was not smashing enough.  More…