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Thursday, 26 May 2016 16:47

Glenn Beck: Fooled by Facebook?

After Glenn Beck met with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, he was “convinced that Facebook is behaving appropriately and trying to do the right thing.” Unfortunately, this is nonsense.

Based on what critics have called “one of the biggest con jobs in U.S. literary history," the miniseries Roots has been remade for a new generation. Never let a good lie go to waste?

It’s enough to make a greenie spontaneously combust: A new study has shown that electric cars, much touted as environment-friendly, actually emit more harmful pollutants than internal-combustion vehicles do.

In Hillary Clinton’s presidential run, husband Bill was once thought to be her ace in the hole. Now he’s starting to seem more like a shovel used to dig her into a deeper hole. And this reality was on stark display when Donald Trump raised the matter of the rape accusations that have long dogged Bill Clinton — and that have been used to paint Hillary as a sexual predator’s enabler.

There are more and more indications that our government considers "right-wingers" more of a threat than Muslim jihadists. And the recent experiences of an anti-jihadism crusader punctuate this point.

A number of former Facebook employees have admitted they regularly censored conservative news, denying it placement in the site’s “Trending Topics” section regardless of its popularity. 

Move over Barack Obama. There’s a new kid on the block in the realm of “firsts”: Sadiq Khan, Labour Party politician, has just become the first Muslim mayor of a Western capital, having won London’s May 5 election. 

Is Nazism the equivalent of libertarianism? Is conservatism morally equal to communism? Next question: Is saying all faiths are morally equal really any different from saying all ideologies are so?

It was an image of a stick figure being hanged, accompanied by the slur “Nig***!” and the hashtag #WhitePower. And the police were poised to file hate-crime charges — until...

 

 

 

Barack Obama promised to “fundamentally” transform America, and this often starts with transforming the language. And the transformation continues apace.

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