Differing Views Of Debate

Does it ever seem like news outlets put their own spin on an issue?

Today, CNN wrote an article titled “No one eclipses Donald Trump at GOP debate.”

That article can be found here:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/07/politics/donald-trump-republican-debate/

Today, Fox News wrote an article titled “Trump loses Republican debate but Rubio, Cruz and others triumph.”

That article can be found below:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/08/07/trump-loses-republican-debate-but-rubio-cruz-others-triumph.html

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer And His Family’s Interesting History


CNN

Wolf Blitzer is an anchor on CNN.

According to Wikipedia and IMDb, Wolf Isaac Blitzer was born in Augsburg, Germany, and was the son of Cesia Blitzer (maiden name: Zylberfuden), and David Blitzer. His parents were Jewish refugees from Oświęcim, Poland, and Holocaust survivors.

Blitzer was raised in Buffalo, New York and graduated from Kenmore West Senior High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University at Buffalo in 1970. While there, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.

In 1972, he received a Master of Arts in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. While at Johns Hopkins, Blitzer studied abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he learned Hebrew.

After college, Blitzer worked in Tel Aviv for Reuters news agency, and in Washington D.C. for the Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post.  He has worked at CNN since 1990.

Blitzer’s grandfather was from the town of Auschwitz (Oświęcim), which was a Polish area annexed by Germany in World War II.  His Jewish grandparents died at the Auschwitz concentration camp.

In the video, Blitzer travels to different places to learn about his family’s history.

(Updated report)

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0088566/bio

Would Trump Wholeheartedly Support Freedom Of The Press?


CNN

According to the San Jose Mercury News, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has denied press credentials to the reporters of The Des Moines Register.  The Register newspaper had earlier published an editorial calling on the billionaire businessman to end his campaign.

The Register says its reporters were denied credentials to a Trump campaign event in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Saturday. The newspaper says Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told its reporters they were being excluded because of the editorial.

In 2005, the Republican Congress almost gutted support for public broadcasting (NPR, PBS).   Would Trump try to do the same if he were President?  Would he try to “shut down” liberal media sources or other media outlets that offended him or were critical of his policies?

http://fair.org/extra-online-articles/time-to-unplug-the-cpb/

In the editorial, published Tuesday, the newspaper called Trump a “feckless blowhard” who is “unfit to hold office.”

(Updated article)

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/24/politics/donald-trump-iowa-des-moines-register/index.html

http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_28537574/trump-called-feckless-blowhard-bans-newspaper-from-campaign

Did A CNN Host Tweet Something Bad About A Fellow CNN Host?

There’s nothing media reporters like more than drama and gossip, which made this instantly-deleted tweet from CNN’s Brian Stelter very curious indeed, writes Gawker:

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Stelter tweeted that out hours ago and quickly deleted it, but that didn’t stop everyone from wondering what the heck that was about.

Gawker took note of the tweet earlier, starting speculation about what Stelter could have meant about his CNN colleague Wolf Blitzer.

Stelter apologized later for the apparent error several times on Twitter, and several times stated it was an accident

@brianstelter Don’t you work for the same network?

@zkempner yes. i had copy & pasted someone else’s words and then accidentally tweeted it. i’m a twitter dunce, but, a fan of wolf.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/cnns-stelter-explains-curious-quickly-deleted-tweet-about-how-wolf-is-the-worst/

http://tktk.gawker.com/brian-stelter-thinks-wolf-is-the-worst-1714281749?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_twitter&utm_source=gawker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

John Oliver Discusses ‘ISIS Flag’ At London Gay Pride Parade


John Oliver

The black “ISIS flag” spotted at a gay pride parade in London was not what CNN thought it was…

Oliver also looks at the recent Supreme Court decisions.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3142221/CNN-confuses-black-white-flag-covered-sex-toy-symbols-ISIS-London-gay-pride-parade.html

Bernie Sanders Discusses Free College Education


Sam Seder

High School is free. Could college also be free? Is college free in some European countries? How would you pay for it?

Recently, Vermont Senator and presidential contender Bernie Sanders talked to CNN about free, universal college education and how he would fund it.

What is the Wall Street Sales Tax?

According to againstausterity.org:

“…Wall Street speculators pay no tax on their share of a yearly turnover of over $5 quadrillion (5,000 trillion dollars) in stocks, bonds and derivatives.  A 1% tax on this turnover, equally divided between the federal and state governments, largely solves the budget deficit at all levels of government.  It also discourages the most dangerous forms of speculation, especially derivatives speculation, and helps to level the playing field between financial services – which are now in effect subsidized because they are not taxed – and the tangible, physical production of manufactured goods on which our economic survival depends.”

In the video, they say the word “troglodytic.”  What does troglodytic mean?

Troglodytic means of, about, or relating to a troglodyte.   A troglodyte was a prehistoric cave-dweller, or “a person of degraded, primitive, or brutal character,” according to dictionary.com.

(Updated article)

http://againstausterity.org/wsst

Police Video Shows Questionable Arrest Of Pregnant African American Woman Over Schoolyard Driving Dispute


CNN

Police body-cam video shows what the ACLU states was a wrongful arrest of a pregnant woman in a school parking lot. The arrest involved the wrestling to the ground of the eight months pregnant African American woman after she got into an argument with a white woman outside a school in Barstow, California. The women were upset with each over a driving dispute.  Some are calling the arrest “unlawful.”

Were the police too aggressive?

Jade Helm 15 On Main-Stream Media


CNN

Earlier this month, CNN reported on the Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theory that the U.S. military is engaged in a “secret plot” to take over the country to exercise martial law. How secret can this takeover really be if it is being covered by main-stream media outlets such as MSNBC and CNN?

(Updated article)