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Excellent Salena Zito article as always
She's perhaps a bit too optimistic here though:
Americans don’t just want members of Congress to be decent people, they also want them to actually do things that benefit them, their communities, and the country – what they don’t want is someone who solely uses their elected offices as a springboard to more power

I'm thinking that really, we don't care if they are decent people - they aren't our friends and will be living in the secluded enclave of DC. I care more if they do things that benefit me, my community, and the country.
Lot of truth here:

Politics is always about the best calculation for your team, voting is sometimes about what type of bargain you make when you pull the lever. Democrats calculated they'd gain more than they'd lose with Franken gone. A Democrat would replace him, at least initially, with Minnesota's Democratic governor putting a new Democrat in Franken's seat, and the stain of the accusations ceding with him gone.

It leaves Democrats free to say they are the party of moral authority, but also leaves them with the image of a defiant, unapologetic man poking them in the eye as he walked out the door. It will be interesting to see what the long-term impact of that might be as well.
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Fake news profiteers often obtain website addresses that are close to a familiar news source's name, or addresses that contain common misspellings or typos. They count on people not looking too closely at the web address, and on the associated name lending their sites legitimacy.

Take a moment to double check the website address when you're about to share - it's very easy to get fooled by a clever fake news site that looks like one you know.
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The U.S. Media Yesterday Suffered its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages: Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened
FRIDAY WAS ONE of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation’s largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.

explosive
completely false
no explanation

Even if you followed the story yesterday, you owe it to yourself to read this summary and explanation. He takes you through the whole thing, pointing out the most important parts.

He then shows how damaging this lie has been.

Surely anyone who has any minimal concerns about journalistic accuracy – which would presumably include all the people who have spent the last year lamenting Fake News, propaganda, Twitter bots and the like – would demand an accounting as to how a major U.S. media outlet ended up filling so many people’s brains with totally false news. That alone should prompt demands from CNN for an explanation about what happened here.

which “multiple sources” acted jointly to disseminate incredibly inflammatory, false information to the nation’s largest news outlets?

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I'm Done With the Sex Scandals
Andrew Klavan speaks for me.
If someone broke the law and you can prove it, prosecute him. If someone violated the rules of his organization, eject him. Other than that, if women have forgotten the fine art of slapping a man in the face, there's not a whole hell of a lot society can do for them.
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Helping People Identify #FakeNews

Sometimes fake news creators do more than just copy articles. Sometimes they add links to You Tube videos to supplement the text of their articles.

Sometimes those You Tube videos will concern news reports from more traditional sources, in an attempt to lend those sources' legitimacy to the scam.

Sometimes, though, they may be commentary videos, a simple narration over images or video, telling you what is purported to be taking place.

The narrator or commentator may try to use video to make the case that an event took place, or that a certain interpretation of events is right. But compelling as they might be, these commentaries do not constitute proof. Hold out for corroborated accounts and more solid evidence than a video from a random You Tube account.
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Twitter silences the little guy to protect a Hollywood leftist
Twitter privileges the famous people, presumably because the famous people are a source of revenue for them. So when Kim dared to talk back to the heinous Chelsea Handler, twitter put Kim on 7 day suspension.

That's how that works.
It sucks.
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18 Questions CNN Needs To Answer After Getting Busted For Fake News
These are very good questions, and CNN does need to provide answers.
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Can We Be Honest About Men?
Here’s a simple reality — large numbers of men enter high-status professions (such as entertainment and politics) in part or even primarily to gain access to beautiful women. Large numbers of men achieve wealth in part or even primarily to gain access to beautiful women. Large numbers of men who enter high-status professions or gain wealth for good and virtuous reasons soon become corrupted by access to beautiful women. As we’ve learned, some men even become so-called “male feminists” primarily to gain the trust of beautiful women.

Indeed, for men, having a beautiful woman on your arm is often seen as the ultimate marker of status. Become successful enough — no matter your looks or social awkwardness or painful dating history — and a beautiful woman is your reward. A beautiful woman is better than a Ferrari. In fact, men buy the Ferrari often to get the beautiful woman.

Given the reality of male human nature, I can think of few cultural messages more destructive — more enabling for sexual predators — than the sexual-revolution ethics that urge indulgence, that often describe sexual relationships as the object of human interaction.

I know the sexual revolutionary objects to my critique. He rightly says that he doesn’t believe that “anything goes.” He erects moral walls against exploitation — the most prominent is consent. But if men fail (and they too often do) when the moral codes are more strict and the call to live a higher purpose is more pronounced, why do sexual revolutionaries believe men will fail less when the moral codes diminish and sexual freedom is considered part of their life’s purpose? Do they not see the linkage between handing out condoms by the armload — and celebrating “sex weeks” in college — and the number of women who feel used, abused, and exploited?

Much of the modern moral struggle is the war between entitlement and obligation. Raise a boy to live for himself, with a sense of entitlement, and he will often unleash that enormous inborn energy in the most destructive of ways. Raise a boy to live for others, with a sense of obligation, and that same energy can build a nation and sustain a culture. We can’t make a perfect world, but we do have a choice. Better or worse? It’s time to recognize and respond to human nature, or — despite the best of intentions — we will continue to choose to be worse.
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Google and Facebook Too Can Be Disrupted
I have long considered today's internet advertising model a scam: it's a system in which giant, monopolistic companies -- Google and Facebook -- are selling inflated user numbers and overhyped targeting opportunities to advertisers while collecting way too much information about users and cheating content creators out of their fair share of revenue. It may not be too late to fix it, though.

Brendan Eich has come up with a possible solution, and it's brilliant in many ways.

Blocking ads and trackers is great, but that takes away the opportunity for creators to make money. What we need is a non-ad based way for users to reimburse creators.

Brave Browser has that solution. It's genius!
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Byron York: Dossier author was in contact with Obama Justice Department
This story keeps getting worse. Short article, just read it.
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