Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.

Connect with us

Opinion

“Fact Checkers” Meddle in Election to Smear Breitbart, Protect Abrams

If this isn’t some sort of hoax or accidental, drunken email, the folks over at Snopes have a whole lot of explaining to do.

Published

on

snopes

There is a funny thing happening all over the internet these days, as “fact checking” has turned from a benevolent necessity into a competitive industry.

All across the world wide web there are crooks and scammers.  This isn’t any different from the regular world at large, which also tends to be chock-full of ne’er do wells, but the ways in which these conmen and conwomen operate is on a whole other level of malfeasance.  From Russian Twitter bot armies to your everyday “cat fishing” scheme, the internet itself can be a scary and dangerous place.

That’s why it was alarming for many proponents of free speech when Snopes.com was imbued with some sort of “authority” as to what the truth is.  Given the controversial appointment, a number of smaller companies jumped on the bandwagon, including a number of entities who have been undeniably discriminatory toward American conservatives in their “work”.

take our poll - story continues below

Will you vote for President Trump in 2020 if he can’t get the wall built?

  • Will you vote for President Trump in 2020 if he can’t get the wall built?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Flag And Cross updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: REPORT: Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Retire This Month, Has Contracted Pneumonia

The danger lies in giving anyone the authority to rule over the concept of truth, let alone an organization that rose to prominence debunking internet urban legends.

Today’s news does not bode well for the already controversial Snopes.

The so-called “fact checkers” at Snopes have reached out to Breitbart News in an openly partisan attempt to wash away the story of armed members of the New Black Panther Party campaigning for the Democrat gubernatorial candidate in Georgia, Stacey Abrams.

Over the weekend, Breitbart News–among other media outlets–published explosive photographs of armed Black Panthers campaigning for Abrams, holding up her campaign sign while also holding up various guns. In the story, Breitbart News included a quote from the campaign of her GOP opponent, Brian Kemp, calling on her to denounce the radicals campaigning for her.

On Monday, a self-identified “reporter” for Snopes, Bethania Palma, reached out to Breitbart News with a series of questions about the Black Panther report. None of the questions implies anything was inaccurate about the report.

Now, for a peek behind the curtain:

Here is her email to Breitbart News:

I’m a reporter from the fact checking organization Snopes.com. I had a couple of questions about this story:
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/11/04/armed-black-panthers-lobby-for-democrat-gubernatorial-candidate-stacey-abrams/
The story says Breitbart “obtained” images of the Black Panthers. Where did Breitbart obtain the images from?
– Why does Breitbart quote the Kemp campaign with no obvious effort to get comment from the Abrams campaign?
– Why did Breitbart use the term “lobby” in the headline?
– Breitbart normally takes a pro-gun stance. Does Breitbart maintain that stance when the gun owners are black?
– Did anyone at Breitbart make an effort to contact the New Black Panther Party for comment?

Who exactly is this reporter? Who is Bethania Palma?

Just a quick glance at Palma’s Twitter account or at her history of writing for radical leftist outlet Alternet shows a hard leftist mentality, one quick to accuse Trump of being “racist” (the latest is a series of tweets attacking the president’s campaign ad on the migrant caravan as such) or linking Trump to the Ku Klux Klan any way she can–a history dating back years, as Breitbart News has reported about Palma before.

Why on earth is a Snopes-employed liberal assuming that Breitbart would have a problem with black gun owners?  Is this sort of overt race baiting the new norm in leftist circles?

Assuming Palma’s email to Breitbart isn’t a hoax or derived from a dose of liquid courage, there is significant reason to be morally outraged at such blatant discrimination.

 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

News

Mueller Drops A Nuke After BuzzFeed Says Trump Told Cohen to Lie to Congress

Thank you…Robert Mueller?!?

John Salvatore

Published

on

Liberal outlet BuzzFeed put out an original report claiming Donald Trump directed former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.

Social media exploded because if the story is true the president would be in big trouble.

There’s no denying that.

take our poll - story continues below

Will you vote for President Trump in 2020 if he can’t get the wall built?

  • Will you vote for President Trump in 2020 if he can’t get the wall built?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Flag And Cross updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Here’s a little taste of the report, per BuzzFeed:

President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.

Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. “Make it happen,” the sources said Trump told Cohen.

Trump’s response:

The thing is, though, even Special Counsel Robert Mueller is saying BuzzFeed‘s story is bogus!

Here’s the deal…

In case you forgot, Mueller and his team are doing everything possible to find a connection between Trump and Russia.

They aren’t exactly fond of 45.

Therefore, Mueller smacking down the report from BuzzFeed should speak volumes to lefties.

More:

BuzzFeed is standing by their report:

WATCH:

Businessman Donald Trump was thinking about the idea of a Trump Tower in Russia in 2015, 2016-ish.

Naturally, some paired this deal (that was never made) to Trump working with the Russians to defeat Hillary Clinton.

Conservative rock star Mark Levin, lawyer and radio host, explains the legal consequences President Trump could be facing.

Hint: sorry liberals.

Listen:

People keep saying, ‘What are the legal implications for Trump?’ There are none. Zero. There’s no legal implication; there’s no legal jeopardy, period. Moreover, in all this so-called reporting and analysis by these phony experts, where did President Trump collude, coordinate, or conspire with the Russians during the election, to fix the result of the election? Where is this evidence? And since there’s not a scintilla of evidence, this should underscore the point that this entire investigation is bogus.

Shouldn’t [the media] be cheering over the fact that so far, all the leaks show that Trump did nothing? Shouldn’t they be celebrating that, that in our republic, the president that we chose is guilty of nothing? That he didn’t collaborate, he didn’t coordinate, he didn’t conspire with the Russians? But they’re not. They keep bringing in these phony experts, who are utterly predictable. ‘You know, uh, if I were Don Jr., I’d be worried about now’ — the country should be worried about now, about what’s taking place. The country should be worried.”

[…]

How many more damn times do I have to explain that it is the position of the United States Department of Justice that you cannot indict a sitting president? He’s not in any kind of legal jeopardy.

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson explains how the FBI opened an investigation in 2017 to learn if President Trump was “secretly a Russian agent.”

You couldn’t make this up.

WATCH:

Continue Reading

News

REPORT: Twitter Colluding with Ocasio-Cortez to Ensure Message Is More Effective

I’m sure @Jack will be QUICK to assist Republicans, too!

John Salvatore

Published

on

After years of searching, there is still absolutely zero evidence the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

That’s not exactly a surprise to Trump supporters.

Collusion, however, seems to take place on the other side of the political aisle on a relatively frequent basis.

take our poll - story continues below

Will you vote for President Trump in 2020 if he can’t get the wall built?

  • Will you vote for President Trump in 2020 if he can’t get the wall built?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Flag And Cross updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

The latest example?

Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Twitter.

Twitter is colluding with Democrats in Congress to ensure they’re using the social media platform as effectively as possible.

From USA Today:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dances outside her office, solicits Instant Pot recipes and gets into fights on Twitter. Soon you may see other Democrats taking a page from her social media playbook.

The House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee is hosting a session Thursday morning with Ocasio-Cortez of New York (@AOC – 2.42 million followers) and Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut (@jahimes – 76,500 followers) “on the most effective ways to engage constituents on Twitter and the importance of digital storytelling.” …

The decision to invite Ocasio-Cortez, a House freshman, to share her expertise signals the Democratic party’s attempt to bring in fresh voices – even when those voices don’t always agree with leadership.

Well, isn’t that swell?

People certainly need to learn more about socialist policies from a 29-year-old genius, huh??

Here’s a couple tweets from Dems who are “learning” AOC’s way…

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise (LA) was nearly murdered by deranged left-wing activist James Hodgkinson in June 2017.

If a Democrat representative had been shot in the Trump era, we’d be talking about it to this day.

Scalise sent a tweet calling out Ocasio-Cortez for wanting to raise taxes to 70%.

See it:

Alexandria responded.

Scalise sent another tweet that combined some responses from AOC’s “radical” supporters:

Her supporters showed their true colors…

https://twitter.com/randygdub/status/1081764089376849920?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1081764089376849920&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fheres-how-scummy-ocasio-cortez-supporters-are%2F

There’s a lot Ocasio-Cortez still has to learn, especially about America.

Check out this message she sent, implying that she, herself, is an “American Revolutionary.”

The world the British colonists inherited was ruled by kings, hereditary aristocrats, and wealthy gentlemen. But in the year 1776, Americans decided to change that world. They would do without a king or aristocrats. They would create a new government based solely on “the people.”

But who would really count as “the people,” and how would it all work? Should wealthy and educated gentlemen still dominate the government? Should a new, representative form of government truly represent the interests and views of common men and women? How should those people participate to make their voices heard?

Reactions:

When people look back 50 years from now are they going to say George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Barack Obama, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were all crucial to America’s development over the centuries?

No.

Just two of those people will be credited, the other two forgotten.

Very few events in history should be compared to the Holocaust, right?

From Daily Caller:

New York Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday compared members of the migrant caravan attempting to enter the United States to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.

Heck, these law-breaking migrants were caught on camera throwing rocks at cops.

https://twitter.com/WendyFry_/status/1066791682899959808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1066791682899959808&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fdailycaller.com%2F2018%2F11%2F25%2Falexandria-ocasio-cortez-migrant-holocaust%2F

Ocasio-Cortez claims “Republican commentators” are “stalking” her and “doctoring” her live streams.

Yes, Alexandria is delusional.

The only reason she’s being talked about so much is because she doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

Check out this hilarious montage of Ocasio-Cortez proving she doesn’t know much:

Ocasio-Cortez has a question about election day and Columbus Day she can’t seem to figure out on her own.

Not only is it ridiculous, but conservatives took notice.

See her tweet:

Reactions:

https://twitter.com/fusag44/status/1064157732008325120?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1064157732008325120&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fsamj-3930%2F2018%2F11%2F18%2Fschooled-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-embarrassed-herself-yet-again-with-loaded-question-about-columbus-day%2F

Continue Reading

Latest Articles

Best of the Week

Send this to a friend