Stranger Than Fiction Reality TV Shows On Cable Trying to Steal Network Viewers

By Janice Barlow Cable television is heating up for the fall season, in competition with the networks. Each year, the cable channels steal away some of the viewers from traditional shows on network television. Personally, I can’t recall watching any network TV show on a regular basis recently except for “24“. The fixation with reality shows continues. On the standard viewing circuit, the typical competition shows, complete with drama prevail. “American Idol“, “Dancing With the Stars“, “America’s Got Talent“, “Survivor“, and so on, have replaced sitcoms. But cable has taken…

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Did Russian President Vladimir Putin Order The Murder Of The Founder of Russia Today?

photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in casual dress, leather jacket

On November 5, 2015, Mikhail Yuriyevich Lesin, close confidante of Russian President Vladimir Putin and founder of the website Russia Today, which the Columbia Journalism Review called, “The Kremlin’s propaganda outlet,” was found dead in his Washington D.C. Dupont Circle hotel room. Despite multiple bruises on Mr. Lesin’s head, neck and upper-body, including signs of blunt force trauma that would indicate he died a violent death, initial reports indicated the 57-year-old Russian died of a simple heart attack. “Mikhail Lesin, a prominent Russian political figure and mass media expert credited with…

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Trump’s Use Of National Enquirer As A Threat Is Laughable To Intelligent People

Cover image of National Enquirer Tabloid claiming that former President Obama has a secret plot to Impeach Donald Trump

By Janice Barlow The National Enquirer – Donald Trump’s Impotent Sword Of Damocles    Just when we thought tabloids had sunk below the level of FAKE NEWS, the National Enquirer has resurfaced once again. President Trump’s most recent Twitter rants about MSNBC co-hosts of its Morning Joe show apparently went deeper than just the mild stick in the eye that we’ve become accustomed to. Both Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski claim that a White House aide had contacted them with essentially what amounted to blackmail. If they apologized for their…

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Trump’s Misogynistic Tweets – Donald Trump Is A Sad Excuse For A Man And A President

picture collage of Mika Brzezinski, Donald Trump and GOP Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins' Tweet

by Tony Wyman  Trump and his misogynistic tweets are just sad … There used to be a time in this country, back when it was greater than it is today, when men defended the honor and reputations of women against other men.  Maybe those were chauvinistic days, when men assumed that women were fragile, weak and defenseless. Perhaps women have never really needed the protection of men to the extent that some of us, myself included, are willing to offer them.  Perhaps all along women have been more than capable…

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Alex Jones Followers and the Hoaxed Mindset: Sandy Hook in the News Again

By Janice Barlow We’ve all heard them.  Or read about them. Sometimes we are tempted to believe them. But in most cases, we peek behind the curtain and sanity reappears. Contrary to Alex Jones and his haywire hoaxer junkies: 9/11 was not an inside job perpetrated by the Bush administration. There was no Pizzagate with a bunch of Democrat officials involved in a satanic child porn ring. And Sandy Hook was not a set up by Barack Obama in order to promulgate gun control. Today, a group called, Sandy Hook…

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Bill Maher Can’t Even Get the Left to Like Him

By Janice Barlow After last week’s foot-in-mouth disease where talk show host Bill Maher used the “N” word live on the air, it is a wonder he has any following left at all. Maher was responding last Friday to his guest, conservative Senator Ben Sasse, who asked Bill if he would “like to come and work in the field with us“. Maher responded in jest, saying that he was a “house “n“. The moment the word left his lips, he no doubt realized the widespread negative impact it would have….

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Top Secret NSA Report on Russian Hacking US Voting Systems Maker Leaked, Source of Leak Arrested

By Dani Graham Russian Military Intelligence, Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) succeeded in carrying out a “cyber espionage operations against a named U.S company in August 2016” according to a classified NSA report that was leaked to The Intercept. The person believed to have leaked the classified information has been arrested and charged. The NSA’s top secret document was obtained by The Intercept anonymously. They then shared the report with the NSA for authenticity and for comment which led the intelligence agency to the federal worker, Reality Leigh…

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What Are Americans Thinking About Trump And His Job Performance And Honesty?

by Richard Cameron Quinnipiac University just released the results of a poll on President Trump and his job performance and credibility. It should, and most likely has alarm bells ringing in the West Wing.  We know that recent surveys of Trump’s approval ratings are showing strong indications that he is viewed negatively by a majority of Americans, with only 36% approving of his handling of duties in the Oval Office.  And Quinnipiac’s poll of 2 weeks earlier (May 10), more than half, 52 percent, said that they disapprove of the way…

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Enemy at the Gates – A Second Look At A Movie That Has Current Resonance

by Oletta Branstiter You may have missed this 2001 war movie, as I had until last night. I admit I chose this movie based on the cast of characters. Could Jude Law, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Ed Harris, Bob Hoskins and Ron Perlman be associated with a failure? Enemy at the Gates, written and directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, was not a big hit at the box office. For a British movie produced at a cost of about $68 million, it grossed under $100 million worldwide. But timing is everything. Audiences…

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Been In The Facebook Jail Lately? – Here’s How To Stay Out Of The Slammer

by Richard Cameron Have you been tossed in the clink? Spent time in stir? Locked up in the hoosegow? No, I don’t mean a stretch in prison or the county jail – I mean ‘Facebook Jail’. I myself, have not – but enough of my friends and a few colleagues have, so I decided to try to find out just what was at the bottom of this. Unfortunately in all the digging on the subject, which was considerable – I couldn’t find any Facebook employees that would go rogue, tell…

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