Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Rupert 'Fake News' Murdoch reporter quits in disgust after being 'ordered to write' BS story on Kamala Harris

Mod: Here is a question. If every reporter ordered to lie by a Rupert Murdoch owned news entity were to up and quit, would he have any reporters left? Or employees?

Rupert Murdoch reporter quits in disgust after being 'ordered to write' BS story on Kamala Harris (Raw Story link): Rupert Murdoch's tabloid, the New York Post, published a ridiculously false smear of Kamala Harris.

The New York Post temporarily deleted, and then edited and republished, a debunked article that falsely claimed that copies of Vice President Kamala Harris' book were being included in "welcome kits" given to migrant children at a shelter in Long Beach, California," CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale reported Tuesday. 

"The Post's major revisions to the article came after the inaccuracies had already spread widely in conservative circles -- and prompted baseless accusations that Harris, whom President Joe Biden has assigned to lead the effort to stem the flow of migrants to the southern border, was personally profiting from the immigration situation."

"The Post's Tuesday changes to the article, which was originally published on Friday, followed a Washington Post fact check in which a Long Beach spokesman explained that a community member had donated a single copy of the Harris children's book, 'Superheroes Are Everywhere', as part of a book drive -- and that the book would not be handed out in any welcome kits," CNN explained.

Yashar Ali of New York Magazine noted that the author of the story, Laura Italiano, has resigned.

"An announcement: Today I handed in my resignation to my editors at the New York Post. The Kamala Harris story -- an incorrect story I was ordered to write and which I failed to push back hard enough against -- was my breaking point," she explained.

As Ali noted, Italiano did not "say who ordered her to write the story nor does she apologize."

Mod: Another pathetic lie making the rounds this week, via Murdoch's Fox News believe it or not, has Biden denying you the God-given American right to eat hamburgers. 

Fact check: No, Biden is not trying to force Americans to eat less red meat (CNN Politics link): Republican members of Congress, Fox News personalities and other prominent right-wing figures are falsely claiming that President Joe Biden is trying to force Americans to eat far less red meat.

"Joe Biden's climate plan includes cutting 90% of red meat from our diets by 2030. They want to limit us to about four pounds a year. Why doesn't Joe stay out of my kitchen?" Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert wrote on Twitter on Saturday.

No fewer than five Fox News or Fox Business personalities told versions of the scare story on the air starting Friday morning. For example, Fox News host Jesse Watters said Saturday that "Americans are going to have to cut their red meat consumption by 90% in order to reduce emissions to hit Biden's target. That means you're only allowed to eat four pounds of red meat a year. That adds up to a burger a month. That's it."

In a particularly odd moment on Twitter on Sunday, two Republican governors, Greg Abbott of Texas and Brad Little of Idaho, tweeted their opposition to the Biden red meat policy that doesn't exist -- and cited a Fox News graphic that listed the supposed elements of the nonexistent policy.

Here's the truth.

Facts First: Biden has not proposed any limit on Americans' red meat consumption. In fact, he has not proposed any limit on Americans' consumption of any food. The false claim about Biden trying to restrict people to four pounds of red meat per year appears to have originated with a deceptive Thursday article by the British tabloid The Daily Mail. The article baselessly connected Biden's climate proposals to an academic paper from 2020 that is not about Biden and says nothing about the government imposing dietary limits.


  1. US Navy fires warning shots in new tense encounter with Iran.
    The Navy said the USS Firebolt fired the warning shots after three fast-attack Guard vessels came within 68 yards (62 meters) of it and the U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat USCGC Baranoff. Others say two thousand yards is still too close, any vessel should be stopped.

  2. Scientist: Extent of DDT dumping in Pacific is 'staggering'
    Marine scientists say they have found what they believe to be more than 25,000 barrels that possibly contain DDT dumped off the Southern California coast near Catalina Island, where a massive underwater toxic waste site dating back to World War II has long been suspected. Disposing of industrial, military, nuclear and other hazardous waste was a pervasive global practice in the 20th century, according to researchers.“Unfortunately, the basin offshore Los Angeles had been a dumping ground for industrial waste for several decades, beginning in the 1930s. We found an extensive debris field in the wide area survey."

  3. AZ republicans, QAnons still working on crazy in 2021.
    Judge has doubts on voter privacy in Arizona recount.
    The Arizona Democratic Party and the lone Democrat on the GOP-controlled Maricopa County Board of Supervisors sued the state Senate and the contractor overseeing the election audit, Cyber Ninjas, Thursday. They want the recount of the 2020 presidential election won by President Joe Biden halted unless they get guarantees that voter privacy and ballot secrecy is ensured.

  4. A national registry is needed for BAD cops, so they do not continue in another state of town to do bad things to civilians. Federal prosecutors have charged 2 New Jersey cops with assaulting a man, then lying about it on a police report.

  5. Biden's 100-day stock market performance is the hottest going back to the 1950s

    President Joe Biden has witnessed an unprecedented growth on Wall Street in his first 100 days in office, better than any of his predecessors going to at least Dwight Eisenhower.

    Massive stimulus and a booming economy, both of which were underway well before he took office, have helped propel the market. If anything, the market's main worry may be that it's moving too fast and a policy mistake could slow it down.

    GP: Joe Biden Hosts Event With Johnson & Johnson And Merck CEOs 210310 - 106852307
    U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event with the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building March 10, 2021 in Washington, DC.
    Alex Wong | Getty Images

    So far in his young presidency, President Joe Biden has been one of the best friends the stock market has ever had.

    Better, in fact, than any president before him going back to at least the 1950s and the Dwight Eisenhower administration, as the 46th chief executive has witnessed an unprecedented growth on Wall Street in his first 100 days in office.


  6. Late night hosts mostly cheer the CDC's new mask rules, jeer Tucker Carlson's anti-mask 'hissy fit'.
    Kimmel also found some irony in former President Donald Trump's angry screed about Sunday's Acadamy Awards. "It's funny because the thing is, Donald Trump basically is the Oscars," he said: "Old, bloated, completely self-involved, and obsessed with gold."


  7. Republican lawmaker grabbed a sword and hid on toilet during the Capitol attack, Jan 06, 2021.
    Rep. Bruce Westerman grabbed a Civil War sword and hid from the Capitol riot sitting on a toilet.
    Westerman was with GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy when the riot began.
    The toilet Westerman crouched on during the fatal attack was in McCarthy's private bathroom.


  8. Louisiana state lawmaker suggests that schools should teach the 'good' of slavery.
    GOP state Rep. Ray Garofalo of Louisiana on Tuesday said that public schools and colleges should teach the "good" of slavery during discussions about race, as part of a bill that he proposed that would bar "divisive concepts" from classrooms.

  9. Hurry up and die you old Aussy bastard.

    1. The Australian virus requires a social vaccine.

  10. 100 days with Joe Smoue, is your life better yet?

    1. The best thing is I got vaccinated rather than bleached.

    2. YES!!! Kindness, honesty, undoing all the hateful crazy trumpie trash.....if you read you'll see the Stockmarket best since Eisenhower adm.

      Betcha you cashed stimulus check didn't ya........

  11. The SGVtribune is clearly a propaganda machine for the republican party, Fact check: Copy of Kamala Harris book was one of thousands of books received for Long Beach migrant shelter 13 hours ago. Clearly another attempt to spread lies, and promote a orange faced clown.
    "VP Harris’ book not included in welcome kits for migrant children".

  12. Local Government High Risk - California Cities in 2021.

  13. Life under the Republican, QAnon dictators has ended. Now the sunshine has comeback!
    Down with Republican, QAnon oppressors! Long live freedom in 2021.

  14. McConnell accuses Biden of breaking promise to unify

    "Winners make policy. Losers go home." - Mitch McConnell, 2018

  15. Poll: Americans Strongly Approve of Biden’s First 100 Days in Office

    In case you're wondering why McConnell is whining.

  16. There’s nothing that racists won’t do to attempt to bring down a person of color, that’s why one should take anything coming from Fox News (the New York post, and other white supremacy so-called news media) as pure bs.

  17. Breaking: Feds Raid Ghoul's Lair.

    I hope they wore gloves and sprinkled holy water.

  18. The walls of Jericho are falling, 2021.
    Good News trumps lawyer Rudy G. office house raided April 2021,
    The former New York City mayor has been under investigation for several years over his business dealings in Ukraine. Details of the search were not immediately available, but it comes as the Justice Department continues its investigation into the former New York City mayor and staunch Trump ally.
    The official could not discuss the investigation publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. News of the search was first reported by The New York Times.

  19. If the guy would have been White this would not have happened.
    Copy Cat killing in California by police, April, 2021. One officer also appears to put a knee on his back and leaves it there for about four minutes as Gonzalez gasps for air, saying “I didn’t do nothing, OK?”
    Gonzalez’s protests appear to weaken and after about five minutes he seems to lose consciousness.


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