Pew Survey: The Feds and the Media Have Most Negative Impact on America

Of all the things that have a negative impact on the United States, from terrorists to criminals to drugs to whatever, the top two things Americans claim have the most negative impact on America are the federal government (if you include Congress) and the media: An extensive new Pew Research Center survey finds that 65 percent believe that the news media “has a negative effect on the way things are going in the country.” Some 56 percent said the entertainment industry has a negative effect. Read more […]

Gmail Filters Warn that Bernie Sanders Campaign Email is a Phishing Scam

If you were waiting for the day when computers finally proved they were more discerning than humans, it’s your lucky day. Gmail has automated filters to mark various spam and scam emails as either suspicious or junk, and it turns out that some of the language in Bernie Sanders’ most recent campaign newsletter automatically triggered Gmail’s “phishing scam” warning: The Google Mail algorithm has determined emails from the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign are fraudulent because anything Read more […]

Colombian Man with HIV Killed by His Tapeworm’s Cancer

That headline slays me. Can you imagine how one person’s life could get any worse than that? First, you contract HIV. Bummer. Then you get a tapeworm. Super bummer. Then your tapeworm gets cancer. Yay! Wait. Not so fast. The tapeworm somehow transfers its cancer to you. Then you die. Wow. With all of that going on in this guy’s life, living in a third-world country was the least of his concerns. Perhaps you’re wondering how a person could “get” cancer from another organism. It’s not Read more […]

Is Facebook Manipulating its Trending Feature to Protect Planned Parenthood?

Facebook has a feature called “Trending Topics” which indicates what topics are most popular on Facebook at any given time. This Facebook feature purports to be controlled entirely by user data, but a recent article in Lifesite News indicates that Facebook is manipulating the feature in order to protect Planned Parenthood in the wake of the Center for Medical Progress’s seventh damning undercover video: If anything is trending, the new Planned Parenthood video surely is. But then I looked Read more […]

Poll: 61% of Voters Don’t Trust Political News

Rasmussen just released a poll that shows America’s distrust of media is yet again at an all time high. Sixty-one percent of those surveyed said that they do not trust the political news that’s constantly thrown at them. According to CNS News: Sixty-one percent of Likely Voters in the United States say they do not trust the political news they are getting, according to a recent national Rasmussen survey. In addition, 59 percent said coverage of the 2016 presidential race will be slanted, and Read more […]

The Emperor’s New News and Why Millennials Love Jon Stewart

Millennials love Jon Stewart, and sometimes it’s hard for the Fox-News-loyal parents and grandparents of Millennials to understand the appeal. First, Jon Stewart would not exist if CNN and Fox News didn’t exist. It is only because of their particularly hard-lined, agenda-framed, news-menu approach that Jon Stewart has any material—and any audience. The thing is, Fox News and CNN are both jokes. The problem is they don’t realize it. And neither does their audience. But aside from this Read more […]

Rolling Stone to be Sued By Fraternity Over Debunked Gang Rape Article

Just like we live in a racist culture, we also live in a rape culture. Or so everyone loves telling me. The media loves race and rape stories. There’s no getting around that. But Rolling Stone may have allowed a good story to get in the way of the truth. And they might be paying the price for it: A fraternity at the University of Virginia announced Monday that it will “pursue all available legal action” against Rolling Stone, saying a Columbia Journalism School review shows the magazine acted Read more […]

Ford Introduces New “Law-Abiding” Car in Europe

Ford just introduced the new S-MAX in Europe. Its newest feature is that it will detect speed limits and automatically follow them, no matter how fast the driver wants to go: Ford’s Intelligent Speed Limiter tech will first appear on the new Ford S-Max that’s launching in Europe that could just change the way that we drive. A camera mounted on the windshield scans the road signs on the sides of the highway and, when the vehicle enters a 20mph zone, the system reduces the top speed to match. Read more […]

Catholic Church in San Francisco Was Pouring Cold Water on the Homeless

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in San Francisco had an odd way of making sure homeless people didn’t sleep in front of its doors—it had a timed sprinkler system that dumped cold water in its doorways: . . . The principal church of the San Francisco Roman Catholic Archdiocese used the watering system to keep the homeless from sleeping in the cathedral doorways. The archdiocese acknowledged Wednesday it had been using the system for the past two years. But the system also drenches some homeless Read more […]

Obamas Fly to LA on Different Planes on the Same Day

There are times when my wife and I can’t get on quite the same schedule, and we have to travel in two cars to the same destination at different times in a single day. But I don’t think we would ever fly on two different planes to the same location on the same day. That’s just a little excessive. But that’s just what the Obamas did recently: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were both in California at the same time yesterday, but the pair took separate flights for two different Read more […]

Gallup Poll: What’s America’s No. 1 Problem? … The Answer Might Surprise You

If you were to base your understanding of what’s wrong with America on the media, what do you think you would cite as America’s No. 1 problem? Racism? Global Warming? Terrorism? The economy? Immigration? Health Care? Nope. According to a recent Gallup poll, the No. 1 problem with America is … government: Government has been named the most important problem facing the country for four straight months and has widened its lead over the second-ranking issue of the economy compared to last month, Read more […]

Dems Silent on “NAACP Bomber” who Didn’t Target the NAACP After All

A disgruntled Colorado man tried causing some damage with a makeshift pipe bomb using commercially available explosives and a gas canister. Apparently, the canister failed to ignite, and not a whole lot even happened. In fact, the only reason this was newsworthy was that the non-explosion happened near an NAACP office. Of course, it also happened near a barbershop and where a tax office used to operate, but no one cares about them. As it turns out, the disgruntled man Thaddeus Murphy, 44, was Read more […]