In a bizarre first briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday unloaded a blistering attack on the media and accused it of false reporting about the otherwise irrelevant question of why Trump's inauguration crowd was visibly smaller than that of Obama's.
"That was no presidential speech; that was a veritable declaration of war. Threatening in tone. Cold and calculating in logic. Change minus the hope.... In domestic policy, the Trump agenda sounds like a blueprint for civil war; in foreign policy, it sounds like the dawn of a new ice age."
Whenever The New York Times or some other mainstream news outlet holds itself out as a paragon of professional journalism – by wagging a finger at some pro-Trump “fake news” or some Internet “conspiracy theory” – I cringe at the self-delusion and hypocrisy. Rather than acting as a watchdog against these deceptions, the Times and its mainstream fellow-travelers have transformed themselves into little more than the Establishment’s apologists and propagandists.
"...I worry about a whole world that sets up for low volatility when you've got a new administration that is almost unquantifiable...and it reminds me a lot of the portfolio insurance stuff around 1987..."
When it comes to the future of bitcoin, the "holy grail" has emerged as becoming the first to have a bitcoin ETF approved by the SEC. Unfortunately for the bitcoin faithful, one may not be coming any time soon.
A centralized "speech police" would create a monopolization of the media industry. No government should be deciding what is worthy and what is unworthy of being published. The best way to counter fake news is to let people speak freely, check the facts, then present a counter-argument. The marketplace of ideas will decide its fate.
Hundreds of thousands crowds of women, many wearing bright pink knit hats and carrying Starbucks lattes, swamped into downtown Washington, arriving by bus, train and car on Saturday for a march in opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump one day after the Republican took office.
Today's Women's March in D.C. turned awkward on Saturday afternoon, after Madonna took the stage and first dropped three f-bombs during her address to the public, sending cable stations including C-Span, CNN and MSNBC scrambling to cut audio, before the singer casually admitted she had thought about blowing up the white house.
The real travesty, and what I think deserves top priority (but I don’t see it), is that we have, in addition to 7.5 million officially unemployed (a number that is closer to 15 million when all the hidden unemployment is accounted for), 23.5 million Americans aged 25-to-54 who reside outside the confines of the labor force. And at a time when job openings are at record highs.
"...we need popular movements, we don’t need stupidity. If you don’t like Trump’s vision, you better have competing vision and be willing and able to articulate it... This doesn’t include covering your ears, smashing windows and complaining about the Russians."
Following German media's outcry that "the demons have been unchained", Asian media decried President Trump's isolationist policies, fearing they will chill the global economy and sow widespread international discord, as "the reality show has become reality," warning the world was now in "unpredictable territory... spreading unease, division, and conflict throughout the world."
Oxfam, the leftwing NGO devoted to poverty relief has released a new report blaming poverty in wealth inequality. The "solution" to the alleged problem, which should surprise no one, is a so-called "anonymous wealth tax." These taxes, we are told, will put an end to the poverty-causing inequality that now is a global crisis. But there's a problem for Oxfam in this data.
In a move that has sparked controversy among some economists, within an hour of being sworn in, Trump undid one of Barack Obama’s last-minute actions, a mortgage-fee cut under a government program catering to first-time home buyers and low-income borrowers.
According to the mainstream media, Trump's a divisive fascist; Trump supporters are violent, misogynist bigots; but anti-Trump 'protestors' are saving America from its racist self, and "love trumps hate." Watch the following 100 seconds and decide for yourself...
The latest from CNN is that "love for Obamacare" is at an all-time high. It reeks of Fake News. Do you like Obamacare? Know anyone who does? Everyone we know loathes it – for both practical as well as moral reasons. Yet CNN – and other – “mainstream” organs – are singing in harmony that the same public which favored Hillary by huge margins is also in love with the Not Affordable Care Act.