Meet The Censored: Ivermectin Critic David Fuller - by Matt Taibbi - TK News by Matt Taibbi. They fixed the problem, twice.
That’s the good news. The first time filmmaker, former BBC and Channel 4 journalist, and Rebel Wisdom co-founder David Fuller put together a video criticizing ivermectin advocates was on August 4th. Called “Ivermectin For and Against,” it was taken down by YouTube, on the grounds that it constituted medical misinformation. Fuller appealed the decision for a variety of reasons – more on those later – and won. He continued investigating the subject, and taking on the claims of ivermectin advocates, hoping to conclude with a video called “Vaccines and DarkHorse: A Final Word.”
Of course, Fuller was including the DarkHorse clip – not one of the banned ones, incidentally – to criticize it, not endorse it. It’s an unfortunate fact, but the human beings at the Google/YouTube press team have repeatedly proven to be the last, best option for fixing errors in some of the more bizarre content moderation cases. Problem solved, right? Not exactly. The media’s amnesia over smearing the Pentagon Papers leaker as a Russian spy exposes their refusal to admit they’ve been duped — RT Op-ed. By Kit Klarenberg, an investigative journalist exploring the role of intelligence services in shaping politics and perceptions.
Follow him on Twitter @KitKlarenberg June 13 marked 50 years since The New York Times published the Pentagon Papers, an extensive internal history of Washington’s covert and overt political, military, and intelligence activities in Vietnam 1945–1967. The documents, leaked by Department of Defense whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, revealed that successive US governments had ever-increasingly ramped up aggressive attacks on North Vietnam in the years leading up to Congress officially authorizing the use of conventional military force against the country in August 1964, systematically lying to the media, the public, and lawmakers every step of the way.
Rep. Jordan Finds No Love On Fox News. 'You're Saying We're All Liars': Rand Paul Has A Fit On ABC After He's Asked About Election 'Lies' Sen.
Rand Paul (R-KY) became annoyed with an ABC host on Sunday over the suggestion that former President Donald Trump's defenders are all "liars" about the results of the 2020 election. "This election was not stolen," ABC host Georgia Stephanopoulos began his interview with Paul by noting. "Do you accept that fact? " Paul, however, refused to respond with a straight answer. Joe Scarborough Unleashes Fury at Capitol Cops: ‘You Opened the Fucking Doors for Them’ Donald Trump's Joe McCarthy Moment. Chris Lamb, IUPUI When CBS, NBC and ABC cut away from President Donald Trump’s news conference at the White House on the evening of Nov. 5, they took pains to explain why they were shutting off the nation’s commander-in-chief.
It was a moment that for me, as a journalism historian, carried echoes of the 1954 takedown of another flamboyant populist demagogue, Sen. Joe McCarthy. Making false accusations The key reason, the networks explained, was that Trump had made false claims about the integrity of Tuesday’s presidential election. Fight to Vote: what election experts warned about versus what really happened. Good morning Fight to Vote readers, By now many of you have already stared endlessly at election maps like me, hitting refresh every few minutes to find out if Nevada counted more ballots, or if the gap in Pennsylvania is narrowing more, as you also glance at your TV screen.
All the ways pollsters and the media were wrong, wrong, wrong. They blew it again.
After muffing it spectacularly in 2016, when Hillary Clinton was supposed to cruise to easy victory over Donald Trump, pollsters and the media should be ashamed by how wrong they got this year’s election. Even after their cross-their-hearts-hope-to-die promises to fix flaws in their methodology — which always errs in their preferred, liberal direction. Like Clinton, Joe Biden was supposed to be a sure winner — possibly in a landslide victory over President Trump. Polling “guru” Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight gave Biden a whopping 89 percent chance of winning. RealClearPolitics’ compilation of polls showed Biden with an average 7.2 percentage-point national lead; some polls had the spread in the double digits at various times.
Analysts talked of a “blue wave” — with Democrats winning the Senate as well as the White House, and gaining dozens of seats for their House majority. Savannah Guthrie Knocks a Perspiring Trump Back on His Heels at NBC Town Hall. Jonathan Karl Explains Why He Called Trump A Liar To His Face: 'There's No Other Way To Put It' ABC White House correspondent Jonathan Karl on Sunday revealed why he finally relented and used the word "lie" to describe how President Donald Trump withheld information about COVID-19 from the American people.
At a press conference on Friday, Karl had confronted Trump about an audio tape in which the president admits that he publicly downplayed the virus even though he knew it was much more serious. "Why did you lie to the American people and why should we trust what you say now? " Karl asked the president, who responded by calling the reporter a "disgrace. " Trump attorney spirals out in unhinged CNN rant claiming Trump is winning except in ‘junk science’ polls. HBO’s Maher drops the hammer on Republicans for standing by for 3 years and doing nothing to stop Trump. As part of his “New Rules” segment on HBO’s Real Time, host N Bill Maher slammed Republican lawmakers who have done nothing to rein in Donald Trump for over three years as he has run roughshod over national policies, political norms and common decency.
Equating the president to someone who doles out rough sex, Maher said the GOP has needed to use their “safe word” to get him to stop since the moment he began running for office and called Mexicans “rapists.” “It was soon evident that no line was going to be drawn in matters of behavior,” the HBO host explained. “Mocking the handicapped, bragging about your dick at the debates, grabbing p*ssies — all good.”
“Then, once in office, it became apparent the line would also not be drawn at what we call norms, you know, practices universally agreed upon to be the right thing to do that we never thought we needed to codify into law. Trump becomes visibly uncomfortable when a Fox News host corrects him about his dangerous language. ‘New Yorker’ Cartoon Editor Defends Publishing Comic By Tom Cotton. NEW YORK—Responding to reader outcry by explaining that the magazine was committed to publishing work by people from all political perspectives, New Yorker cartoon editor Emma Allen defended publishing a comic Tuesday by Tom Cotton.
“While we might not agree with every word of our cartoonists’ captions and every stroke of their pens, we are committed to placing their views in the corners of our magazine pages,” said Allen, adding that Cotton’s latest commissioned piece may be more political than his normal cartoons featuring his classic character, the Ozark Cave Fish, but it did touch on an important national issue in a different manner than the The New Yorker’s other cartoons.
“We hear our readers’ criticisms, but we stand by Senator Cotton’s cartoon. We’re committed to publishing quips and jests from all sides of the political spectrum. Over the years, we’ve published controversial cartoons from dozens of senators, as well as five secretaries of defense, and Presidents Dwight D. Ann Coulter Tees Off On Trump: 'Another Roy Moore Fiasco' NYT praised for ‘jaw-dropping’ front page honoring coronavirus fatalities: ‘A visceral gut punch’ Conservative columnist congratulates Republicans for finally realizing Trump will drag them down with him. As the 2020 election approaches, Republicans are beginning to realize just how important it is to have a leader at the top of the ticket who knows how to manage a crisis.
Writing for the Washington Post on Monday, conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin patted Republicans on the head for finally waking up. “It sure took them long enough,” wrote Rubin, noting that it’s been clear to the rest of the world for the past several months that President Donald Trump’s leadership is woefully inadequate. “For months, it has been clear that the Senate majority is slipping from Republicans’ control, but they appeared to be in denial that an unpopular president who failed to address a pandemic and presided over an economy akin to the Great Depression might ruin their reelection chance.
Who knew?” Rubin wrote, sarcastically. As GOP members are beginning to look toward their own reelection, the president’s coattails don’t seem to have the strength they did in 2016. Trump’s Coronavirus Briefings Should Be Seen in Full. Let ‘em have it. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images We’re committed to keeping our readers informed. We’ve removed our paywall from essential coronavirus news stories. Become a subscriber to support our journalists. Trump brutally fact-checked by CNN host for lying and blame-shifting about shortages of US pandemic supplies. The morning after Donald Trump held yet another coronavirus press conference where he said that the country is about to enter into a week with a sharp increase in COVID-19 deaths, CNN’s Victor Blackwell brutally dissected the president’s lies that the government is helpless because of a shortage of medical supplies because former President Barack Obama left the shelves bare.
Using clips of the president’s ever-evolving excuses and contradictions, the CNN host took apart Trump’s blame-spreading. “This morning, a fact check,” the CNN host began. “Hospitals across the country are desperate to find the gowns and the gloves and the face shields. And some states have received millions of pieces of that personal protective equipment and the N95 masks from the federal government, but now President Trump says that the strategic national stockpile is nearly depleted of those supplies.”
“Now at the start of the Trump administration the repository shelves were not empty,” he elaborated. MSNBC’s Morning Joe rips his own network for airing ‘rambling illiterate’ Trump’s time-wasting press conference. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski unloaded on President Donald Trump for dragging his medical experts onstage to watch him push an unproven coronavirus treatment. The “Morning Joe” co-hosts ripped the president for calling an unscheduled press briefing Sunday to promote hydroxychloroquine — which White House officials and medical experts disagree over its effectiveness as a treatment for the deadly virus.
“This is when the idiots have been exposed for who they are in the time of America’s greatest needs,” Scarborough said. “Last night, the president attacked a governor, he pushed an unproven drug, and then he continued, saying that the buck doesn’t stop here. I must ask, Mika, what did America get out of cable news networks running a two-hour rambling press conference, where he says the same exact things every time?” Scarborough said the president neglected to give an update on the medical supply shortage and the continued testing shortfall. Dr. Fauci Blasts Claim Virus Is 'Under Control': 'That Would Be A False Statement' Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government's top infectious disease expert, warned on Sunday that states without stay at home orders are putting themselves at risk for COVID-19 outbreaks.
"This is going to be a bad week," Fauci explained to CBS News host Margarett Brennan. "We're going to continue to see an escalation. We should also hope that within a week, maybe a little bit more, we should start to see a flattening out of the curve. " The doctor predicted that the death toll would be "shocking to some.
" Dr. Rishi Desai Won't Be Invited Back To Fox News Anytime Soon. This infectious disease doc appeared on Fox News last night after Trump's daily performance, and Martha MacCallum asked Desai about his call for mass testing to stop the virus. She said tests aren't yet widely available, “but they’re working on it.” “Yeah, they’re working on it. They should have been working on it for months,” Desai said. He said the WHO knew about the virus in December. 'Why Should People Trust You?' Martha Raddatz Slams Larry Kudlow For Claiming Virus Is 'Contained' Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, on Sunday defended calling the novel coronavirus outbreak "contained" just days before large swaths of the country were forced to shelter inside their homes.
Fox News host cuts off Kellyanne Conway and calls her out for political attacks during pandemic. Asked About His 'Easter Timeline,' Trump Whines About 'Fake News' Warnings Ignored: A Timeline of Trump’s COVID-19 Response. For ten weeks President Trump downplayed the threat of and ignored warnings about the potential severity of COVID-19 with a series of lies, exaggerations, and outright fabrications that have been well documented. And yet despite the video record of the president’s words, the White House is trying to establish an alternate reality where in which Trump was a competent, focused leader who saved American people from the coronavirus. WATCH: Trump blows up on ‘terrible’ NBC reporter Peter Alexander for grilling him over coronavirus medication. Writing in The Atlantic this Friday, Adam Serwer declared that President Trump "is a menace to public health. " Serwer clarifies that he's not referring to Trump's policies or history of corruption; he's referring to the fact that soon after the coronavirus outbreak emerged in China, "the rest of the world began to regard it as a threat to public health, while Trump has seen it as a public-relations problem.
" "Trump’s primary method of dealing with public-relations problems is to exert the full force of the authoritarian cult of personality that surrounds him to deny that a problem even exists," Serwer writes. CNN reporter calls out Trump to his face: ‘Yesterday you said this was under tremendous control’ President Donald Trump said Monday that by “August, maybe July” the coronavirus or COVID-19 will “wash through.”
But no one really has a grasp on the future of a country that is slowly shutting down public spaces. ‘It’s a Nasty Question’: Trump Lashes out at Reporter Who Asks about Disbanded Pandemic Group. — from Alternet. Jim Acosta Wallops Trump Over Record Of Truth-telling. Any exchange between Jim Acosta and Trump is bound to be newsworthy at this stage of the game, but this was a real winner. Rather, Acosta was the real winner. ACOSTA: Can you pledge to the American people that you will not accept any foreign assistance in the upcoming election? Watch: Trump trade advisor cornered as CNN’s Poppy Harlow catches him in several lies about the economy. ‘That’s a lie!’ Trump defender flails as journalist grills him over impeachment.
Ladies Of 'The View' Can't Help Laughing At Alan Dershowitz. Elie Mystal Summarizes Tuesday's Impeachment Proceedings In 13 Tweets. I really hope The Nation gives Elie Mystal some kind of bonus for working under extreme duress or something. The Justice Correspondent for the magazine took one for the team by listening to and watching all three days of the White House "legal" team's defense of Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. Mystal graced the rest of us with a twitter breakdown of their arguments in non-lawyerly (and hilarious) terms. Sen. Whitehouse Stuns Bill Hemmer With Assessment Of Dershowitz's Arguments. NBC's Heidi Przybyla Rattles Rep. Lee Zeldin By Being Professional. MSNBC’s Morning Joe uncorks hilarious rant against ‘confederacy of dunces’ defending Trump from impeachment. George Lakoff: Trump 'Is In A Money Laundering Noose' Trust principles. A prominent Fox Business host has become one of Trump’s biggest critics — here’s why.
‘Let’s have Stormy Daniels week’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe urges Dems to call GOP bluff and expose all of Trump’s crimes. Rick Wilson mocks GOP as impeachment witnesses ‘obliterate’ their talking points: ‘Dumber than a sack of hair’ Conservative columnist gives passionate defense of Lt. Col. Vindman — recalling fears of his own Soviet-born family. Poppy Harlow's Calm Request For Truthful Answer Prompts GOP Hack Meltdown.
Trump apologist goes down in flames on Fox News after insisting president has been transparent about Ukraine. Fox News legal analyst: Trump admitted to a crime and it ‘absolutely’ is an impeachable offense. Clean Up On Aisle Stephen Miller! Bill Hemmer Buries Colleague Chris Wallace’s Challenges. Reporter hounds Rand Paul the way all Republicans should be hounded. GOP operative burns down ‘Team Trump’ for standing by their ‘treasonous’ boss after his ‘disgusting’ ABC interview – Raw Story. WATCH: Jared Kushner Tries To Sidestep Birtherism Question. Bill Barr Is The Administration's 'Trained Seal'
The New York Times Proves Again They're In The Pocket Of Trump. ‘New York Times’ Rehires Judith Miller To Cover Escalating Iran Tensions. Mick Mulvaney Was Asked: Why Would Trump Be Embarrassed By His Tax Returns? Why refusing to call Trump a liar will haunt the New York Times. ‘He has a problem’: Fox legal analyst Andrew Napolitano nails Bill Barr for misleading Congress. ‘They just lie’: Morning Joe and Mika call for TV ban of Sarah Sanders, Rudy Giuliani and Kellyanne Conway. CNN hosts brutally mock Trump advisers for furiously backpedaling after audio surfaces of them bashing the president. William Barr, Trump toady. ‘Abhorrent’: Watch ex-federal prosecutor’s epic takedown of White House breaking the law to retaliate against whistleblower.
The View’s Meghan McCain flies into a rage as audience boos her unhinged attack on Obama. Tiffany Cross Takes The Media To The Woodshed Over Trump Coverage. Both Sides Don’t. Scarborough Is Furious Over Journalists' Mea Culpas Over Russia Story. Presidential Historian: Barr's Four-Page Letter Is A 'Press Release' 'Show us your bone spurs!': Ex-Nebraska Senator demands Trump's x-rays. Mitch McConnell Can’t Control the Republican Party or Trump. Giuliani ‘is going to get his day’ being interrogated by federal agents: Former FBI counterintelligence chief.
Trump defender Matt Schlapp fumbles about as he is fiercely grilled by Bill Maher over president's scandals and lies. ‘That is absurd’: CNN host explodes at reporter Maggie Haberman for normalizing Trump's hush money payoffs. Jim Jordan hilariously mocked after his failed attacks on Michael Cohen go down in flames. ‘This is an actual case!’ Reporter challenges Trump to his face as he desperately deflects from North Carolina’s ballot fraud. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez vs. the "fact-checkers": Challenging the boundaries of conventional wisdom.
'He didn't shut it down': Republican leader claims Trump never shut down government and gets crushed Chuck Todd. Buzzfeed. Covington Catholic. Can We Ever Go 24 Hours Without Having an Instant Freakout Over Something? China slams Pentagon's PLA report, said it disregards facts, uses Cold War mentality. Kellyanne Conway's husband: 'Laughingstock' Trump can't govern if even Burger King is mocking him. From CNN’s Sound-and-Fury Graphics to Kavanaugh’s Keggers: Everything I Learned in the University of Toronto’s Course on Donald Trump. Toronto Star Reporter: Airing Trump 'Unfiltered' Is A 'Disservice To The Truth’ Toronto Star Reporter: Airing Trump 'Unfiltered' Is A 'Disservice To The Truth’ How to Inoculate the Public Against Fake News. 'This is how our courts work': Fox News guests destroy conservative claims that Flynn was mistreated. Fox legal analyst calls Trump ‘the loser’ after host trashes the president for defending Flynn.
Alan Dershowitz ruthlessly mocked after his pro-Flynn talking points get destroyed at sentencing hearing. ‘Let’s watch Jeanine Pirro’: Nicolle Wallace ridicules Fox News with $500 bet they won't repeat Flynn judge commentary. Neil Cavuto Shreds Devin Nunes' Desperate Spin Of Flynn's Guilty Plea. CNN trolls Sarah Sanders with ‘Facts First’ real-time lie-buster during White House briefing.
Time to walk away: Real journalists should boycott the farcical White House press briefings. The Best Onion Articles. Sacha Baron Cohen Uses 'Pedophile Detector' On Roy Moore. Sacha Baron Cohen Pranked ‘Bachelor’ Star Corinne Olympios: I Thought I Was ‘Going to Die’ The billionaire who bought the LA Times: 'Hipsters will want paper soon' Untitled. Theonion. Journalist Sarah Kendzior goes on Morning Joe and calls out Joe and Mika for helping to fuel Trump’s rise.
Knowhere. Sean Hannity was criticized on his own show for not disclosing his ties to Trump's embattled personal lawyer. Salon. The View gangs up on Geraldo Rivera for claiming Jared Kushner is 'qualified' to solve the Middle East crisis. The Media Has A Probability Problem.