PBS’s Tavis Smiley: Obamacare Repeal is Like a ‘Drive-By’ Shooting

PBS’s Tavis Smiley likened the repeal of Obamacare to a notorious form of street violence on his Thursday program. The TV host was in the middle of a segment with liberal activist Sister Simone Campbell, where the two criticized House Speaker Paul Ryan. “They may not be the targets, but there are often innocent victims who … get hit in a drive-by,” said Smiley.  He continued that they “weren’t the target, but you got killed as an innocent bystander.” “So if [Speaker Ryan] doesn’t see them as the targets, does he see them as potentially innocent persons who are going to get killed in this drive-by?” the PBS host added. Moments earlier, Smiley disclosed, “I hate to use this analogy, but it’s the best one I can come up with on the spur of the moment.” Smiley and Campbell also revisited a liberal talking point Continue reading "PBS’s Tavis Smiley: Obamacare Repeal is Like a ‘Drive-By’ Shooting"

Canadian Mosque Faces Investigation After Imam Calls For Murder of Jews

A Jewish group in Canada filed a police complaint against a mosque in Montreal after video surfaced of a Jordanian imam delivering a sermon there where he called for the slaying of Jews. A Thursday report from CBC disclosed that “the sermon took place at the Dar Al-Arqam Mosque in the city’s Saint-Michel neighbourhood on Dec. 23, 2016….The imam in the video is Jordanian cleric Sheikh Muhammad bin Musa Al Nasr.” B’nai Brith Canada filed the police complaint on March 20, 2017, according to its YouTube posting of an excerpt from the sermon (see above). CBC quoted the group’s regional director in Quebec, who decried the imam’s quoting of an Islamic hadith: “This is inciting violence, and this is inciting radicalization.” CNN’s Jake Tapper zeroed in on the channel’s reporting on the issue in a Friday re-Tweet (see screengrab below): Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 10.22.08 AM The Canadian broadcast outlet also noted that Continue reading "Canadian Mosque Faces Investigation After Imam Calls For Murder of Jews"

Social Conservatives’ ‘Free Speech Bus’ Vandalized in NYC

shutterstock_583825195 A “free speech bus” modeled on a project from Spain was vandalized near the United Nations on Thursday due to the social conservative message printed on its side. USA Today spotlighted the incident in a Thursday evening article. The report noted that “‘the ‘Free Speech Bus,’ as it is called by organizers, was parked … when two people approached, scratched it with a key, cracked windows with a hammer, and spray painted slogans such as ‘Trans Liberation.'” The National Organization for Marriage, one of the groups that organized the bus’s tour, called on leaders of LGBT groups to condemn the vandalism in a Thursday post on Twitter:

NBC’s Peter Alexander Grills Spicer: Nunes Using Anonymous Sources When ‘Politically Advantageous’ is ‘Okay’?

NBC’s Peter Alexander confronted White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday over an apparent double standard that President Donald Trump and his administration has regarding anonymous sources. Alexander highlighted that “at CPAC, President Trump said people — quote, ‘shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use someone’s name.’  You said it does — quote, ‘a tremendous disservice.'” The NBC correspondent continued that Rep. Devin Nunesnoted sources that he couldn’t create and provide publicly. So why when it’s politically advantageous is that use of sourcing okay; but when it’s politically damaging, it’s not okay?” Spicer retorted by pointing out that Rep. Nunes “came out and briefed people on what he knew at the time, and said he was literally going to give further briefs and and would have further updates.” The press secretary also emphasized that House Intelligence chairman Continue reading "NBC’s Peter Alexander Grills Spicer: Nunes Using Anonymous Sources When ‘Politically Advantageous’ is ‘Okay’?"

Columbia University Socialists Demand Right To Shame Charles Murray

2017-03-02-YouTube-Murray-650x366 Three weeks after leftist protesters violently shut down Charles Murray‘s lecture at Middlebury College, students at Columbia University are demanding that the event be changed into “a debate in which Murray could have his ideas challenged and dissected.” On Thursday, Campus Reform spotlighted how the Ivy League school’s student newspaper, Columbia Spectator, published an opinion piece from the student group Barnard Columbia Socialists on Wednesday. The radical leftist students denounced the Murray event, contending that “it is a grave disservice to the Columbia University community and beyond that these student groups (Columbia University College Republicans and the Columbia Political Union) have opted to invite Murray to spew his racist and discredited ideas in an uncontested and staged format.” While they gave the right to free speech some lip service (“We do not believe the University should be asked to arbitrate what hate speech is and isn’t”), Continue reading "Columbia University Socialists Demand Right To Shame Charles Murray"

House Dem: Rep. Nunes ‘Did Apologize In A Generic Way’ To Intel Committee

2017-03-23-CNN-NR-Speier Rep. Jackie Speier revealed to CNN on Thursday that the chairman of the House Intelligence Commitee, Rep. Devin Nunes, apologized to his colleagues over his revelation that Donald Trump transition team members’ communications may have been “incidentally” collected by intelligence agency. Anchor John Berman asked the House Democrat what Rep. Nunes had said. Rep. Speier noted that the committee’s ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff, broached the controversy with the chairman. The California politician continued that Rep. Nunes “did apologize in a generic way” (see video below): [image via screengrab]

ISIS Claims Responsibility For London Car, Knife Attack

2017-03-23-CNN-NR-Breaking ISIS claimed responsibility for the deadly car and knife attack outside Parliament in London, according to a breaking news report by CNN on Thursday. “A tweet from ISIS-affiliated news agency Amaq said the attacker was ‘a soldier’ of ISIS inspired by its message,” according to CNN. However, the Islamist terrorist group “provided no evidence for any direct links to the assailant, whom it did not name.” The news follows the announcement that at least seven people have been arrested by British law enforcement authorities in the wake of the terrorist attack in London on Wednesday. On Wednesday, CNN’s Jake Tapper spotlighted that there have been “at least 12 ISIS-related vehicle attacks since 2015,” including a similar car and knife attack at Ohio State University in November 2016, and the Nice, France truck attack in July 2016.