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CBS's 'Madam Secretary' Offers 'Teachable Moment' on Queerness

NewsBusters - 5 hours 7 min ago
<p>CBS’s <em>Madam Secretary </em>would like to interrupt its usual liberal pandering for ... even more liberal pandering. While this season has hammered down on refugees, government employees, and even removing the president from office, now the show is super serious on the subject of a new character’s sexuality.</p>

Wait. Did Stewie Just Come Out as Gay on ‘Family Guy?’

NewsBusters - 6 hours 31 min ago
<p>The buzz was that Fox’s <em>Family Guy</em> would air an episode where toddler character Stewie Griffin would come out as gay. In the March 18 episode titled “send in Stewie, Please,” Stewie visits his school’s psychologist and tells his troubles in the form of monologues and the audience learns some surprising things about the little tyke.</p>

CNN's Amanpour Claims a 'Current Extreme Orthodoxy We All Live In' on Sex

NewsBusters - 6 hours 55 min ago
<p>CNN host Christiane Amanpour appeared on Saturday night's <em>All Things Considered</em> on NPR to plug her news series <em>Sex and Love Around the World</em>. Amanpour suggested everywhere in world, "sex is taboo," and we all sufffer in "the current extreme orthodoxy that we all live in, especially around the topic of sex." What world is she describing??</p>

MSNBC Shuns 'Pro-Life' Tag for Lipinski; 'We're Looking for Next Conor Lamb'

NewsBusters - 7 hours 10 min ago
<p>On Sunday afternoon's <em>MSNBC Live with David Gura</em>, MSNBC senior politics editor Beth Fouhy appeared as a guest to preview upcoming congressional elections and she employed the typical journalistic double standard of using the "pro-choice" euphemism that supporters of legal abortion prefer while staying away from the "pro-life" label that abortion opponents prefer to be labeled by. And host Gura seemed to betray his interest in seeing moderate Democrats being nominated to compete more effectively against Republicans as he commented that "We're looking for that next Conor Lamb. I know a lot of Democrats are as well."</p> <p> </p>

Colbert's Anti-Trump Cartoon Mocks: 'Pence Is So Poor, He Believes in God'

NewsBusters - 7 hours 49 min ago
<p>Stephen Colbert's Showtime program, <em>Our Cartoon President</em>, began with a <em>60 Minutes</em> interview of President Trump conducted by Anderson Cooper in the episode titled “Wealth Gap.” Airing on March 18, 2018, this falls in place with the much-hyped real interview with the stripper/porn star to be aired by the CBS show in one week.</p>

'The Final Year' Documentary Yields Liberal Meltdown at Hillary Loss

NewsBusters - 8 hours 36 min ago
<p>Remember all those hilarious 2016 election night videos? Well, the good news is that a couple of the best scenes of liberal desolation that night have remained unseen...until now. They come to us by way of "The Final Year" documentary which was intended to celebrate the Obama adminstration foreign policy team in its last year of office. The featured players are former Secretary of State John Kerry, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, former United Nations ambassador Samantha Power, and former creative writing graduate and deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes.</p> <p> </p>

Does Your Life Make Sense in the Light of Eternity?

The Stream - 9 hours 36 min ago

This past week, I turned 63 years old, the same age at which my father died suddenly in 1977. And although my health is great and I hope to have many years ahead to serve God, I have asked myself this question for decades: Does my life make sense in the light of eternity?

Put another way, if the Bible is really true and Jesus really died for my sins, is my life consistent with those realities? Or am I consumed with the things of this world -- with sports or entertainment or earthly pleasures?

Or am I holding back from full obedience to God because I'm more concerned with what people think? Because human opinion is more real to me than divine opinion? Because I'd rather live in earthly safety then step out and live by faith?

That is the opposite of what it means to live in the light of eternity.

The Light of Eternity

C. T. Studd was born to a wealthy British family in 1860 and became a follower of Jesus in 1877. He then became an outstanding cricket player while a student at Cambridge University and seemed to have a bright future ahead of him in England.

He was well-positioned in life, he was highly respected by his peers, and he was a Christian. But something was missing. He was not living in the light of eternity.

It was at this time that he read a tract written by an atheist, and that tract rocked his life. The atheist wrote:

Did I firmly believe, as millions say they do, that the knowledge and practice of religion in this life influences destiny in another, religion would mean to me everything. I would cast away earthly enjoyments as dross, earthly cares as follies, and earthly thoughts and feelings as vanity. Religion would be my first waking thought, and my last image before sleep sank me into unconsciousness. I should labour in its cause alone. I would take thought for the morrow of Eternity alone. I would esteem one soul gained for heaven worth a life of suffering. Earthly consequences should never stay my hand, nor seal my lips. Earth, its joys and its griefs, would occupy no moment of my thoughts. I would strive to look upon Eternity alone, and on the Immortal Souls around me, soon to be everlastingly happy or everlastingly miserable. I would go forth to the world and preach to it in season and out of season, and my text would be, WHAT SHALL IT PROFIT A MAN IF HE GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD AND LOSE HIS OWN SOUL?

Studd was convinced that this atheist did, in fact, describe "the truly consistent life." But when he looked at his own life, he saw "how inconsistent it had been." And so he determined that, "from that time forth my life should be consistent, and I set myself to know what was God's will for me."

He ended up leaving the comforts of England to serve as a missionary in China, then India. Then, for many years, he served in Africa, dying there in 1931.

He summed up the philosophy of his life in his poem Only One Life, 'Twill Soon Be Past. The first and last stanzas read:

Two little lines I heard one day,

Traveling along life's busy way;

Bringing conviction to my heart,

And from my mind would not depart;

Only one life, ’twill soon be past,

Only what's done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one,

Now let me say, "Thy will be done";

And when at last I'll hear the call,

I know I'll say “’twas worth it all";

Only one life, ’twill soon be past,

Only what's done for Christ will last.

The language may be a bit flowery for many today, but the message is clear as a bell.

A Wasted Life

We only have one life to live, and then we're gone. Only one life to repay our debt of gratitude to the Lord. Only one life to make a difference in this rebellious world. Only one life to give it our best shot. Only one life to explore the talents and gifts and opportunities we have been given.

Yet so many of us live with half-hearted devotion, as if this world were our eternal home and as if we would one day stand before the judgment seat of man, not God. What a waste of a life.

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The Methodist preacher W. E. Sangster (1900-1960) once asked, “How shall I feel at the judgment, if multitudes of missed opportunities pass before me in full review, and all my excuses prove to be disguises of my cowardice and pride?"

And how shall we feel if we squandered years of missed opportunities because we were so busy with trivial, worthless things?

May God help each of us to live our lives so that, at the the end our days, we will be able to say, "My life made sense in the light of eternity."

We can do this if we live each day -- each "today" -- so we'll have no regrets tomorrow.

Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers Part of Trump Opioid Plan

The Stream - 9 hours 46 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where it’s appropriate under current law.

Administration officials say Trump also wants Congress to pass legislation reducing the amount of drugs necessary to trigger mandatory minimum sentences on traffickers who knowingly distribute certain illicit opioids.

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The president is scheduled to unveil his plan Monday in New Hampshire, a state hard-hit by the crisis. He’ll be accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, who has shown an interest in the issue, particularly as it pertains to children.

Trump has mused openly in recent weeks about subjecting drug dealers to the “ultimate penalty.”

His three-part plan includes multiple steps to raise awareness, cut the illicit drug flow and expand proven treatment options.


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Andrea Mitchell: Get McCabe a Brief Federal Job to Save His Pension

NewsBusters - 9 hours 47 min ago
<p>Establishment press reporters continue to insist that they play it straight in their reporting. MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell is so objective that she has suggested an underhanded way the FBI's just-fired Andrew McCabe might save his pension.</p>

NYT’s Weisman Sees Anti-Semitism Solely on Right

NewsBusters - 10 hours 7 min ago
<p>The plea from<em> New York Times </em>reporter Jonathan Weisman appeared in the Sunday Review: “Missing in the Fight Against Anti-Semitism.” The online headline: “Anti-Semitism Is Rising. Why Aren’t American Jews Speaking Up?” But Weisman focused solely and dubiously on controversial rightists and missed several recent examples of Democrats lining up with Louis Farrakhan. Weisman himself has a tangled history with accusations of anti-semitism that make his plea unconvincing.</p>

Ellison Claims He Hasn’t Met Farrakhan Since 2013, Denies 2015 Hotel Visit

The Stream - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 22:38

Under fire over his ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Democratic Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison claimed Sunday that he hasn't attended any meetings with Farrakhan since 2013 and "never had" a relationship with him.

Farrakhan is a notorious anti-Semite and racist whose organization teaches that white people are inherently inferior to black people. Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), is a former Nation of Islam member who claimed when he first ran for Congress in 2006 that he had left Farrakhan in his past.

New reporting has shown, however, that Ellison attended multiple meetings with Farrakhan while in Congress. That includes a private visit to Farrakhan's hotel room in 2015 with Democratic Indiana Rep. Andre Carson. Farrakhan referenced the meeting in a December 2016 Facebook video, and Carson has confirmed that he was present. When CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked Ellison about that meeting, the congressman did not deny that the meeting took place but instead lashed out at his critics.

Ellison lashed out at his critics again in a blog post on Sunday, claiming that he never had a relationship with Farrakhan and hasn't met him since 2013, apparently contradicting Farrakhan and Carson's accounts. Ellison did confirm his presence at two Farrakhan meetings that took place in 2013. Ellison claimed questions about his Farrakhan ties are "a smear by factions on the right who want to pit the Jewish community and the Black community against each other."

"I do not have and have never had a relationship with Mr. Farrakhan, but I have been in the same room as him," Ellison wrote. "About a decade ago, he and I had a brief, chance encounter in Washington, D.C. In 2013, I attended a meeting in New York City with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and nearly 50 others where I advocated for the release of an American political prisoner. I didn't know Mr. Farrakhan would be there and did not speak to him at the event. Contrary to recent reports, I have not been in any meeting with him since then, and he and I have no communication of any kind."

"But as the attacks on me and my fellow Black representatives in Congress intensify, I want to be clear: this is a smear by factions on the right who want to pit the Jewish community and the Black community against each other, and distract from the hatred and bigotry on display by the president and the white supremacists who stormed Charlottesville this summer with their anti-Semitic chants and Confederate flags. I declined to dignify questions raised about Mr. Farrakhan because I know they are inherently political, and are designed to separate me from people who I work with every day on issues of importance for Americans of all backgrounds," Ellison continued.

"The critics will not be satisfied. They won't be satisfied any more than President Obama's production of his birth documents satisfied his critics, or Hillary Clinton's eleven-hour testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi sated her detractors," he added.

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Ellison's blog post comes as he is increasingly under fire over his ties to Farrakhan.

The Washington Post awarded Ellison "Four Pinocchios," their worst possible rating, for claiming that his relationship with Farrakhan ended in 2006. The post cited The Daily Caller's reporting in the fact-check.

Democratic Illinois Rep. Danny Davis, who has repeatedly praised Farrakhan, compared Ellison's relationship to Farrakhan to a fallen-away Christian's relationship to Jesus in an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation earlier this month.

"I don't know that Keith knows Farrakhan as well as I do -- in fact, I know he doesn't," Davis said. "I don't think that Keith is no person who is super engaged with Farrakhan, he just happens to be a movement. Just like many of the folks who are Christians, they're not super engaged with Jesus, but they say they Christians," Davis said.

Women's March organization, a prominent left-wing activist group, has come under fire as well after their leaders expressed support for Farrakhan. 

The group's co-president, Tamika Mallory, attended Farrakhan's annual Saviour's Day speech last month where he railed against Jews and white people. Mallory defended Farrakhan after suffering backlash by implying that religious leaders are supposed to consider Jews their enemies.

"If your leader does not have the same enemies as Jesus, they may not be THE leader!" Mallory wrote on Twitter. She has repeatedly declined to condemn Farrakhan.

If your leader does not have the same enemies as Jesus, they may not be THE leader! Study the Bible and u will find the similarities. Ostracizing, ridicule and rejection is a painful part of the process…but faith is the substance of things!

— Tamika D. Mallory (@TamikaDMallory) March 1, 2018

Women's March has lost supporters over the Farrakhan scandal, and several regional chapters have slammed the national organization for refusing to denounce him. The group's social media director, Alyssa Klein, resigned over the group's support for Farrakhan, the New York Post reports.


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On Fox, Former Obama Admin Flack Marie Harf Denies That the Left Is Hostile to Christianity

NewsBusters - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:36
<p>On Friday's <em>Outnumbered</em>, former Obama State Department spokesman Marie Harfwas "sort of ... offended" when asked why there is "such an open animosity to Christianity from those on the left." Harf rejected the idea "that there is something inherent among the left that means we don’t like Christianity." Gosh, what would make anyone believe that?</p>

What? ABC Panelist Suggests Tillerson Was Fired to Ensure a War With Iran

NewsBusters - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 20:48
<p>In what really could only be described as a completely bonkers conspiracy theory, <em>The Nation</em> magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel suggested Sunday that Rex Tillerson was fired from the secretary of state position because his replacement was funded by the Koch brothers and because the administration wanted a war with Iran. If you’re confused, don’t worry, the rest of the liberal panel on ABC’s <em>This Week</em> didn’t seem to be able to follow her convoluted mess either.</p>

The Atlantic Crowns 'Vilified' Pelosi ‘Most Effective Congressional Leader’ vs. Sexist GOP

NewsBusters - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 20:44
<p>Peter Beinart, contributing editor at <em>The Atlantic</em>, devoted 1,700 words in the April issue to ludicrously crowning House minority leader and arch-liberal Nancy Pelosi an amazingly effective congressional leader -- and dishonestly calling Republicans sexist for daring to oppose her: “The Nancy Pelosi Problem -- The first female speaker of the House has become the most effective congressional leader of modern times -- and, not coincidentally, the most vilified." He followed up: "...despite attributes that should make her endearing to cultural conservatives -- she is a Catholic Italian American grandmother of nine who entered politics only after staying home to raise her kids -- many Americans greeted her rise with, in the words of the Yale researchers, “contempt, anger, and/or disgust.” It was the same for Hillary Clinton...."</p>

The Epidemic of Male Loneliness

The Stream - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 20:00

I recently began reading Doris Kearns Goodwin's monumental biography of Abraham Lincoln, Team of Rivals, and within the first couple chapters, noticed a theme which kept popping up.

Goodwin begins by giving a thorough background to each of Lincoln's rivals for the presidential seat, and nearly every description at some point mentioned a close male friend of theirs. Writes Goodwin:

Such intimate male attachments, as Seward's with Berdan, or, as we shall see, Lincoln's with Joshua Speed and Chase's with Edwin Stanton, were a common feature of the social landscape in nineteenth-century America. ... In the absence of parents and siblings, they turned to one another for support, sharing thoughts and emotions so completely that their intimate friendships developed the qualities of passionate romances.

To highlight the extremity of these relationships, Goodwin recounts the story of William Henry Seward, who met a young man named David Berdan while they were both in school together. They shared everything together, including theater, books, songs, and vocational aspirations. Tragically, Berdan contracted tuberculosis while traveling overseas and died on the ship back to America. "Seward was devastated," writes Goodwin, "later telling his wife that he had loved Berdan as 'never again' could he 'love in this world.'"

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Let's just take in one obvious fact: that's not something you say to your wife.

That aside, I've been wondering why these deep male-to-male friendships seem so odd to me as a 21st-century reader. I think the idea is related to a previous post of mine regarding men and their lack of physical touch, but it's also a different issue. Guys don't necessarily have to touch in order to be close and brotherly.

Aren’t Close Male Friendships … Weird? 

I have been blessed to have known (and continue to know) a slew of really, really great men. The first is my father. The older I get, the more rare I realize this is. Growing up, my best friend for as long as I can remember was Dave, and he is still my best friend to this day. In college, my travels abroad and my intermittent seasons of homelessness and vagabonding, I have always come across men with whom I can share everything.

I can't help but wonder if many heterosexual men veer away from such relationships. If they think such relationships may be perceived as homosexual or weird in some way. What this leads to is an abundance of loneliness. Men then satiate their loneliness with more insidious salves.

How many men feel this loneliness but feel weird about seeking out male friends? So they settle for the false intimacy of porn or the artificial ecstasy of substances?

How many fathers have been caught in a pornography or alcohol addiction, despite having a relatively enviable, stable life? This is conjecture, though I can't help but wonder if addictions like these arise because men think that their wives and kids should be enough human connection to satisfy them. Perhaps they never think their souls may be craving more male friend connections. How many men feel this loneliness but feel weird about seeking out male friends? So they settle for the false intimacy of porn or the artificial ecstasy of substances?

David and Jonathan

I know men who -- like Paul Rudd's character in I Love You, Man -- prefer the company of female friends, because they may be intimidated by other men. Others find themselves a girlfriend and cut off communication with all other friends indefinitely. I also know those who simply opt for very few or no friends at all. They believe any sort of vulnerability or emotional nearness to other men to be un-masculine.

I would argue that the opposite is true.

Take a look at King David from the Bible. This is a dude who killed lions and bears with his bare hands while growing up as a shepherd. He lusted after and married several women (not a GOOD thing, but it proves that he was very straight). This is a masculine dude that any man would be wise to look up to.

And this is also a dude who had a close friend named Jonathan. And we get this verse after Jonathan's death where David says, "I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women."

Our Culture Misunderstands Love

As a very heterosexual man, this makes me feel a little weird. I mean, here is this emotion toward another man which seems like it has no place in the Bible! Aren't men only supposed to love women or else things get weird?


Our perverted culture has twisted the word “love” to a very base and carnal definition which can only be interpreted sexually. In other words, we cannot hear that "David loved Jonathan" without immediately thinking, "David was gay??"

Our perverted culture has twisted the word “love” to a very base and carnal definition which can only be interpreted sexually.

I do not think that's what this passage is saying at all. There is so much more to love than mere sex. I think he was deeply grieving for a very close friend of his. I would certainly express a similar sentiment if Dave or any of my other close friends were to pass away, because I really love my guys a lot.

And I tell them that often.

And I am very straight.

A False Perception of Masculinity

I think this problem has arisen out of fear and a misled perception of masculinity. Our culture subliminally preaches the idea that real men are lone wolves who do not need help or close friends. They need a wife and they need to be a good father and good worker ... but friends? There's not really a category for it anymore.

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In my experience, the breakdown of close male relationships has led not only to a breakdown of male friendships, but of other man-to-man relationships. Ones that lead to mentoring and accountability. I can count on one hand the number of guys I know who have intentionally sought older men for the sake of growth and wisdom. For millennia, there was a system in place for younger men to be raised up and encouraged by older men. But that seems to have disintegrated with a culture telling us that we can do it all on our own.

So what do we do about this? How do we begin to address a culture which informs us that male friends are weak or weird? I think the first step is to name it. Identify that our culture (especially Christian culture in America) gets weird about men being too close.

Seek Out Friends

If you're a man and you're thinking to yourself, Gee, I don't have that many close dude friends! it may be time to change that! It is not healthy to have a life devoid of testosterone. If your only friend is your girlfriend/fiancee/wife, or you have a host of female friends without any guys, you are missing out on brotherly fellowship. I would argue this is necessary for a healthy and holistic life.

How do we begin to address a culture which informs us that male friends are weak or weird? I think the first step is to name it.

If you're a woman reading this and a particular guy keeps popping into your mind, perhaps it's worth gently bringing up the topic. Encourage him to find men to do life with. I do think it's toxic when a man only has female friends and confides in them things which should be reserved for other men or a spouse.

Obviously I'm not pushing for an extreme here, where we should only have male friends and no female friends. What I'm pushing for is balance. We (men) are averse to intimacy with other guys, and I would love to see that change. We do not need to continue living under the stigma that men don't need male friends. Let's strive to repair this.

Let's reignite the bromance.


Reprinted with permission from the blog of Ethan Renoe.


6 Reasons Gun Control Will Not Solve Mass Killings

The Stream - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 19:00

In the wake of the tragic murder of 17 innocent students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students, educators, politicians, and activists are searching for solutions to prevent future school shootings.

As emotions morph from grief to anger to resolve, it is vitally important to supply facts so that policymakers and professionals can fashion solutions based on objective data rather than well-intended but misguided emotional fixes.

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Are there ways to reduce gun violence and school shootings? Yes, but only after objectively assessing the facts and working collaboratively to fashion common-sense solutions.

Definitions "Mass shooting" typically refers to mass killings perpetrated by a firearm or firearms. In 2013, Congress defined "mass killing" as "3 or more killings in a single incident." A prominent 2017 study defined "mass public shootings" as incidents that occur in the absence of other criminal activity (such as robberies, drug deals, and gang-related turf wars) in which a gun is used to kill four or more victims at a public location. 1. Mass killings are rare, and mass public shootings are even rarer. Mass killings are very rare, accounting for only 0.2 percent of homicides every year and approximately 1 percent of homicide victims. Only 12 percent of mass killings are mass public shootings. Most mass killings are familicides (murders of family members or intimate partners) and felony-related killings (such as robberies gone awry or gang-related "turf battles"). Although there has been a slight increase in the frequency of mass public shootings over the past few years, the rates are still similar to what the United States experienced in the 1980s and early 1990s. 2. Many gun control measures are not likely to be helpful. Over 90 percent of public mass shootings take place in "gun-free zones" where civilians are not permitted to carry firearms. A complete ban on "assault weapons" will save very few lives: Six out of every 10 mass public shootings are carried out by handguns alone, while only one in 10 is committed with a rifle alone. The average age of mass public shooters is 34, which means that increasing the minimum age for purchasing firearms would not target the main perpetrators of mass public shootings. Few mass public shooters have used "high-capacity magazines," and there is no evidence that the lethality of their attacks would have been affected by delays of two to four seconds to switch magazines. In fact, some of the largest mass shootings in U.S. history were carried out with "low-capacity" weapons: The Virginia Tech shooter killed 32 and injured 17 with two handguns, one of which had a 10-round magazine and the other a 15-round magazine. He simply brought 19 extra magazines. Twenty-three people were killed and another 20 injured in a Killeen, Texas, cafeteria by a man with two 9mm handguns, capable of maximums of 15-round and 17-round magazines, respectively. A mentally disturbed man armed with two handguns and a shotgun shot and killed 21 people in a San Ysidro McDonald's and injured another 19. The handguns utilized 13-round and 20-round magazines, and the shotgun had a five-round capacity. 3. Public mass shooters typically have histories of mental health issues. According to one study, 60 percent of mass public shooters had been diagnosed with a mental disorder or had demonstrated signs of serious mental illness prior to the attack. A large body of research shows a statistical link between mass public killings and serious untreated psychiatric illness. The most commonly diagnosed illnesses among mass public shooters are paranoid schizophrenia and severe depression. It is important to remember that the vast majority of people with mental disorders do not engage in violent behaviors, and there is no empirical means of effectively identifying potential mass murderers. 4. The United States does not have an extraordinary problem with mass public shootings compared to other developed countries. After adjusting for population differences, many other developed countries have worse problems with mass public shootings than the United States has. There were 27 percent more casualties per capita from mass public shootings in the European Union than in the U.S. from 2009 to 2015. 5. Mass killers often find ways to kill even without firearms. Some of the worst mass killings in the United States have occurred without firearms: Before the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, the deadliest attack on the LGBT community in America occurred in 1973 when an arsonist killed 32 and injured 15 at the Upstairs Lounge in New Orleans. In 1987, a disgruntled former airline employee killed 43 people after he hijacked and intentionally crashed a passenger plane. In 1990, an angry ex-lover burned down the Happy Land social club where his former girlfriend worked, killing 87 others in the process. In 1995, 168 people were killed and more than 600 were injured by a truck bomb parked outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In 2017, a man in New York City killed eight and injured 11 by renting a truck and plowing down pedestrians on a Manhattan bike path. In other countries, bombings, mass stabbings, and car attacks frequently kill more people than even the deadliest mass shootings in the United States. Consider the following: Spain (2004) -- Bombing: 192 deaths, 2,050 injuries; Great Britain (2005) -- Bombing: 52 deaths, 784 injuries; Japan (2008) -- Car ramming and stabbing: seven deaths, 10 injuries; China (2010) -- Shovel-loader: 11 deaths, 30 injuries; China (2014) -- Car ramming: six deaths, 13 injuries; China (2014) -- Mass stabbing: 31 deaths, 143 injuries; Germany (2015) -- Plane crash: 150 deaths; Belgium (2016) -- Bombing: 21 deaths, 180 injuries; France (2016) -- Car ramming: 86 deaths, 434 injuries; Germany (2016) -- Car ramming: 11 deaths, 56 injuries; Japan (2016) -- Mass stabbing: 19 deaths, 45 injuries; and Great Britain (2017) -- Bombing: 22 deaths, 250 injuries. 6. Australia did not "eliminate mass public shootings" by banning assault weapons. Australia did not "eliminate mass public shootings" by banning assault weapons. Mass shootings in the country were rare before the 1996 National Firearms Act, and multiple-casualty shootings still occur. Before 1996, firearms crimes in Australia rarely involved firearms prohibited under the National Firearms Act, suggesting that any change in firearm-related crimes or deaths was not due to the law. Further, Australia did not see a reduction in "mass murders." In the years immediately following enactment of the National Firearms Act, the country experienced six mass murders in which five or more people were killed -- they just were not killed with guns.


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Para reportaje sobre los grupos de odio, Univisión cita a SPLC como fuente ´independiente´

NewsBusters - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 18:59
<p>A modo de un golpe autoinfligido, Univisión nuevamente acudió al desacreditado Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) para exagerar el alegado aumento de ´grupos de odio´ en los Estados Unidos durante el primer año del gobierno de Trump.</p>

Sharpton Likens Himself to James Bond vs Koch Brother 'Villains'

NewsBusters - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 18:12
<p>On Sunday morning's <em>PoliticsNation</em> on MSNBC, during the "Gotcha" segment, host Al Sharpton lamely compared himself to James Bond as he likened conservative donors Charles and David Koch to Bond-type "villains" because of their support for conservative causes.</p> <p> </p>

Wrecked: Ben Shapiro Destroys Stelter for Denying Media’s Liberal Bias

NewsBusters - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 18:10
<p>In a bit of must-see TV, conservative icon and Daily Wire founder Ben Shapiro appeared on CNN’s <em>Reliable Sources</em> this Sunday to debate host Brian Stelter on the topic of the media’s liberal bias. As would be expected, Shapiro wiped the floor with Stelter as he called out CNN for blatantly pushing a gun control agenda and not being objective.</p>

Cruel, and Usual Punishment: Bill Maher 'Cruelly Mocks' Donald Trump Jr.'s Divorce

NewsBusters - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 17:30
<p>The liberal Daily Beast website broke out in protest over a lack of decency on if their decency was their reputation. The headline was "Bill Maher Cruelly Mocks Donald Trump Jr. Over His Divorce: The <em>Real Time</em> host was the only late-night comedian to tackle the unfortunate news." They even added the word "SAD" over the top for extra scolding. </p>


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