Rand Paul’s Twitter Opus During #DemDebate Was Aggressive and Pretty Damn Funny

Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 9.23.46 AMIt’s no secret that Rand Paul has had to get creative when it comes to social media to make up for his poll numbers; last week, after Fox Business left the Kentucky Senator off of the mainstage debate, Paul resolved instead of hold a digital town hall of his own. And again on Sunday, he took to Twitter for a self-described “tweetstorm” to air his thoughts on the Democratic Debate. The lashing of Libertarian linguists is nearly 45-Tweets in length and spans several hours, and the GOP candidate for President used the opportunity to share original video and weigh in on responses from Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley. The opening Tweet went out 9 minutes before the start of the debate, and featured a fancy graphic of the Senator rocking a mock turtle neck, noting “It’s almost go time!”:

Terrible Wisconsin Company Has Decided to Do Away With Muslim Employee Prayer Breaks

By golly it sure seems like a tough time to be from the state of Wisconsin, aside from the single digit weather. First it was a Netflix doc that exposed some awful Wisconsin law enforcement as tubs-of-marbles, then it was a heart-breaking overtime loss this weekend to Larry Fitzgerald for all Green Bay Packers faithful. As if sad Wisconsin people don’t have enough to hang their heads over right now, let’s just toss in this story about a company called Ariens in the city on Brillion, WI. The manufacturing plant has decided to do away with prayer breaks for its Muslim employees. Under the old policy, workers who wished to pray were allowed two five-minute prayer breaks built into the day, and the new changes are threatening the job status of dozens of Muslims employed by Ariens. Muslims typically pray five times a day, and those employed with Ariens were told
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Why was Jason Rezaian released? The answer tells us everything

    By Joel Simon While Jason Rezaian was languishing in an Iranian jail, an absurd legal process was unfolding outside his cell. Trial dates were being postponed, medical treatment was offered, then withheld, lawyers were being denied access, evidence was getting blocked, verdicts were issued in secret, and sentences were never handed down. At last, the Washington Post journalist was released. But the...

Gabe Sherman’s Fox Fiction Now Bordering on Unhinged as Invisible Friends Continue to Fail

GbeThe moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.” – George Bernard Shaw The sustained credibility afforded to New York Magazine‘s Gabriel Sherman is one of the industry’s great mysteries. Not since Eddie Mush in A Bronx Tale has one person been so consistently wrong so often. But because some believe what they want to believe, especially when it comes to Fox News, Sherman’s exclusive reporting, courtesy of a cadre of invisible friends inside the walls of News Corporation, somehow continues to carry weight in media circles. The question is… how? The latest example of Sherman morphing into the Jackie Collins of journalism comes courtesy of Fortune Magazine, a highly-respected publication founded way back in 1929. In a world of fast-food content and unsourced fiction posing as hard-hitting journalism, Fortune distinguishes itself Continue reading "Gabe Sherman’s Fox Fiction Now Bordering on Unhinged as Invisible Friends Continue to Fail"

Gabe Sherman’s Fox Fiction Now Bordering on Unhinged as Invisible Friends Continue to Fail

GbeThe moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.” – George Bernard Shaw The sustained credibility afforded to New York Magazine‘s Gabriel Sherman is one of the industry’s great mysteries. Not since Eddie Mush in A Bronx Tale has one person been so consistently wrong so often. But because some believe what they want to believe, especially when it comes to Fox News, Sherman’s exclusive reporting, courtesy of a cadre of invisible friends inside the walls of News Corporation, somehow continues to carry weight in media circles. The question is… how? The latest example of Sherman morphing into the Jackie Collins of journalism comes courtesy of Fortune Magazine, a highly-respected publication founded way back in 1929. In a world of fast-food content and unsourced fiction posing as hard-hitting journalism, Fortune distinguishes itself Continue reading "Gabe Sherman’s Fox Fiction Now Bordering on Unhinged as Invisible Friends Continue to Fail"

Cruz Surrogate Decodes New York Values: About ‘Pushy’ People and ‘Big Sandwiches’

Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 9.19.10 PMAs the blowback from Donald Trump‘s fierce shaming of Ted Cruz at Thursday night’s debate continues, many in the media have been dancing around the coded meaning behind Ted Cruz‘s “New York values” attack. CNN’s Chris Cuomo hinted at it strongly Friday morning, and others have quizzed Cruz and his surrogates on the subtext, who have stuck to the “liberal social views” line. That hidden meaning has evolved to include a panoply of non-Anglo-hetero-male types, but is rooted in one type of person who stereotypically embodies those “values,” and on Friday evening’s MTP Daily, a prominent Cruz surrogate decoded the phrase a little bit more. See if you can tell what former Virginia Attorney General Ken “Cooch” Cuccinelli is driving at here with Chuck Todd:
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Sorry Ted Cruz, Trump is Naturally Born by Any Definition; You’re a Different Story

GOPDebateCruzTrumpThis is an article from the editorial staff of Law Newz.com, a new Abrams Media website covering law and crime launching next week. In a wild game of he-said-he-said, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump sparred last night from the top two spots of Fox Business’ Republican Primary Debate stage in South Carolina. Mr. Trump ramped up his birther allegations against Ted Cruz and the Senator’s Canadian birth. Cruz responded in kind with an allegation of his own: Trump may not be not qualified to be president by virtue of his Scottish mother. A valiant political effort by Senator Cruz but based on absolutely no valid legal questions. By this logic, neither Trump, Rubio or the now and always obsolete Bobby Jindal would be eligible for the presidency. “I’m not going to use your mother’s birth against you…” Cruz said, to which Trump hastily interjected, “–because it wouldn’t work.” Ted Continue reading "Sorry Ted Cruz, Trump is Naturally Born by Any Definition; You’re a Different Story"