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Fake News: Newsweek didn’t write or read fake ‘Hillary won’ cover story

Fake News Alert!!!

Do you remember Newsweek‘s November 8, 2016 “Special Commemorative Edition” — the one declaring Hillary Clinton as the winner of an election that hadn’t yet taken place? (See “The fix is in: Newsweek already has an issue in print declaring Hillary Clinton the winner”)

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Believing in the media’s rigged election polls, Newsweek was so confident Hillary would be the winner that they had the “Madame President” issue already in print and sent to vendors before the election results. The National Enquirer reports:

Newsweek was left with a huge stash of magazines to burn — after their Special Edition ‘Madam President’ cover featuring Hillary was sent out to news vendors. An alternate cover celebrating ‘President Trump’ was also prepared, but the publishers had only printed copies of Hillary’s ‘winning’ issue.

According to Topix Media, 17 of the 125,000 “Madam President” issues had been sold before they were recalled by Newsweek.

The following is a quote pulled from the fawning “Madam President” cover story, in which Trump and his supporters are demonized as “deplorable,” fearful and hateful, who want to repeal the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which gave women the right to vote:

“…as the tone of the election grew darker and more bizarre by the day, President-Elect Hillary Clinton ‘went high’ when her opponent went even lower. No stranger to trudging through the mire of misogyny in her career as first lady, senator, and secretary of state, President-Elect Clinton continued to push for an issues-based campaign even as a handful of Trump’s most deplorable supporters, seeing the wide margins Clinton held among female voters, called to repeal the 19th amendment. On election day, Americans across the country roundly rejected the kind of fear and hate-based conservatism peddled by Donald Trump and elected the first woman in U.S. history to the presidency. The culminating election of a career in politics spanning 3 decades and arguably more experience than any other incoming president, 2016’s was not an easy race to watch, comment on or be a part of–but when the dust cleared it revealed a priceless moment in American history. The highest glass ceiling in the Western World had [been shattered]…”

I don’t recall Trump or his supporters calling for the 19th Amendment to be repealed, do you?

Even more ridiculous is the fact that Newsweek‘s political editor, Matthew Cooper, admitted that no one at Newsweek had either written or read the “Madam President” story.

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Appearing on FoxNews’ Tucker Carlson Show on Nov. 30, 2016, Cooper said, referring to the “Madame President” issue (1:07 mark):

“It’s embarrassing. Let me tell you how it happened, and what we’re doing to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Newsweek, like a lot of publications, puts out special commemorative issues . . . these are big parts of the magazine business. What we did for the election was the company that we subcontract to . . . produced two editions: One, ‘President Trump’, and ‘Madame President’. They both . . . the ‘Madame President’ one mistakenly went out, which was the first embarrassment, it should never have happened. But it can happen . . . not up to our editorial standards. . . . No one on our staff wrote it, we subcontracted it out . . . [no one] read it before it went out . . . . You see, we subcontract these commemorative issues out to a company. This is pretty common in the magazine business . . . . It’s sort of been done on a separate track, and we did not review it before it went out.

As you heard from the video, Newsweek is blaming its premature “Madame President” issue on its subcontractor, Topix Media:

From the Editors: 2 special edition covers for 2016 election outcomes were produced by a Newsweek licensee, Topix Media, and not by Newsweek pic.twitter.com/MwC4RytGbC

— Newsweek (@Newsweek) November 7, 2016

In other words, Newsweek‘s own editors and reporters don’t read the magazine. Kinda like Congress not reading a bill before they pass it, or as Nancy Pelosi put it in perfect Orwellian Newspeak: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.”

The question then is:

If Newsweek’s own staff don’t write or read the magazine, why are you?

Finally, the question must be asked:

So who actually wrote the McCarthyist “Madame President” cover-story?

Take our poll! 😀

H/t ZeroHedge

~Eowyn

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Nancy Pelosi had to change phone number after receiving scores of obscene and sick calls

Last Friday night, the Romanian hacker Guccifer 2.0 posted an excel spreadsheet on his blog – obtained from hacking the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee – which includes the personal cell phone number, physical and email address, as well as full personal information of some 200 congressional Democrats.

Muslim kisses pig

Muslim kisses pig

The next day, Saturday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she had to change her cell phone number after receiving “scores of mostly obscene and sick calls, voicemails and text messages.” Pelosi added that she was on a flight from Florida to California when the information was released, and received the unwanted messages upon landing.

I really shouldn’t laugh, but I just can’t help it.

Pelosi said the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has hired a cybersecurity technology firm to investigate the breach, which she termed “an electronic Watergate break-in” and that the Capitol Police were looking at any threats posed by the release.

Meanwhile, just 24 hours after Guccifer 2.0 posted the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spreadsheet on Guccifer 2.0’s WordPress account, the Democrats are bracing for even more hacked documents being released. Another site, DCLeaks.com, released internal records from George Soros’s Open Society Foundations.

U.S. officials insist the Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks hacks, as well as the hacked DNC and Hillary emails posted by WikiLeaks, are the work of Russian intelligence services, although the Obama administration has yet to show any evidence to substantiate the allegations.

Rep. Jim Himes (D., Conn.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said in an interview on Sunday: “I certainly believe that this is a coordinated Russian effort against the U.S. political process. It’s an act of hostility by a foreign power.”

U.S. officials are now debating whether to publicly accuse Putin’s government of the hacks, which could escalate a potential case of cyberwar between the U.S. and Moscow.

Source: ZeroHedge

~Eowyn

Pelosi’s husband invested in solar firm weeks before lucrative expansion

What a coincidence, I’m sure…

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Nancy and Paul Pelosi

From Fox News: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent stock prices soaring, public records show.

SunEdison told regulators last week that it is eyeing bankruptcy under the weight of $11.7 million in debt. But in late 2014, investors were bullish on the company, which manufactures and operates solar and wind power facilities.

Its 2014 purchase of wind energy company First Wind “further bolstered the reputation of the company,” wrote one market-watcher at the time. “Perhaps unsurprisingly, SunEdison’s stock soared an astounding 29% on news of this acquisition alone.”

Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, had invested just in time. He bought between $100,000 and $250,000 in SunEdison stock on Oct. 24, 2014, according to congressional financial disclosures. The company announced its First Wind acquisition on Nov. 17.

Pelosi’s office did not respond to questions about the timing of the purchase and whether she or her husband had any advance knowledge of the deal.

Pelosi has previously been accused of trading stock based on information gleaned through her official duties. She participated in Visa’s initial public offering as the company fought a House bill to subject credit card companies to increased regulation. The measure failed to pass.

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Obama picks ACA passage as best moment of his presidency

Think about your professional career and what was the best moment you ever achieved?

For me one moment sticks out: When my firm won a large contract for a project (worth $25 million). This was truly a team effort to land the project and it included working with individuals from several offices, including staff over in Europe. And we worked with the client for over a year to really understand their needs.

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It probably helped that we didn’t think our clients were stupid, as the architect of Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber, claimed about us peons.

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It also probably helped that our clients were allowed to read our proposal. They didn’t have to “pass” it before finding out what was in it.

Those two tactics aren’t very successful in the real world. Yet apparently for Obama, they (along with some other tactics) helped to define his “greatest moment.”

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For President Obama, the greatest moment of his last seven years in the Oval Office was the night the Affordable Care Act passed. “Standing on truman balcony with all staff whod made it happen, knowing we’d helped millions,” the president tweeted in response to a question he received on Twitter on January 14th.

During his final (thank goodness!) State of the Union address, Obama touted the Affordable Care Act as one of his administration’s biggest accomplishments of the past seven years but acknowledged that not everyone in Congress feels the same way. “I’m guessing we won’t agree on health care anytime soon,” he quipped. “Just a guess.”

Read the rest of the story here.

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You know who probably won’t agree with his “greatest moment” anytime soon?

Those who will lose work hours due to Obamacare’s host of incentives not to work or to work less. The Mizzou grad students who lost health insurance thanks to Obamacare. Those in Oklahoma whose ACA health insurance rates are expected to rise in 2016. Those attending Wheaton College as they ended student health insurance over Obamacare.

Those who are shocked to discover they have to pay back an Obamacare subsidy. Those whose non-group premiums increased (in nearly all states). Those in Los Angeles who now have to pay a 3% Obamacare surcharge in restaurants. Those at the University of Kansas who had employment hours cut because of Obamacare.

The parents of sick children at Seattle Children’s Hospital who were denied specialty care due to Obamacare. The Oregon mother who can’t afford Obamacare for herself and her 1-year-old son.

Shane Smith and his dog Baxter are happy!

Shane Smith and his dog Baxter are happy!

But Shane Smith from Colorado is happy. His dog Baxter was signed up for Obamacare! What a great moment.

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Pelosi Blames ‘Private Sector Decision’ For Shuttering Of Last S.F. Gun Shop

Delusional Dingbat

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Daily Caller: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told The Daily Caller Thursday at her weekly presser that she believes San Francisco’s new gun control regulations did not shut down the last gun shop in the city but that a “private sector decision” shuttered its doors.

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It is my understanding that they made a decision, a business decision that regulations didn’t shut them down. They didn’t want to live within the regulations. So they decided to go elsewhere,” Pelosi said. “That was a private sector decision on their part to do that. I’m not sure all the regulations they were concerned about have all but passed but they were suggested.”

After October 31 High Bridge Arms will no longer be in business. It is the last gun retailer within the city limits of San Francisco and the assistant manager of the shop, Russel Susbilla, told MarketWatch that a proposal by city supervisor Mark Farrell mandates that all firearms sales be videotaped and the records of transactions be submitted to the police of all ammunition sales was the final straw for the shop.

High Bridge attempted to accommodate the city’s demands on the business — even purchasing the specific type of camera the city wanted him to have, but officials demanded more surveillance cameras at the store.

“The idea of the proposal is to be forward-looking,” said Jess Montejano, a legislative aide to Farrell. “If Congress isn’t going to act [on tighter gun control], we will do everything possible to protect the public safety of our residents.”

Watch the video of Pelosi (if you can stomach it) here.

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Companies that fund Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby body parts

On July 14, 2015, the Center for Medical Progress, headed by a valiant Christian named David Daleiden, released a shocking undercover video showing Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood (PP) sells the body parts of aborted unborn children (like fetal livers) and has its physicians do unlawful partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. See “Planned Parenthood sells body parts of aborted human babies”.

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David Daleiden

Days later, a second sting video was released, showing another PP senior official, Dr. Mary Gatter, haggling over how much she would charge for the aborted baby body parts. See “Second Planned Parenthood sting video: use “less crunchy” abortion method to get intact body parts for sale” and also “Human baby body parts and tissue for sale“.

Here are 38 companies that have directly funded Planned Parenthood (source: The Daily Signal). Since abortion accounts for 94% of Planned Parenthood’s for-profit business, this means the following ghoulish companies are directly funding the murder of innocent and defenseless human beings, as well as the sale of their body parts and organs:

  1. Adobe
  2. American Cancer Society
  3. American Express
  4. AT&T
  5. Avon
  6. Bank of America
  7. Bath & Body Works
  8. Ben & Jerry’s
  9. Clorox
  10. Converse
  11. Deutsche Bank
  12. Dockers
  13. Energizer
  14. Expedia
  15. ExxonMobil
  16. Fannie Mae
  17. Groupon
  18. Intuit
  19. Johnson & Johnson
  20. La Senza
  21. Levi Strauss
  22. Liberty Mutual
  23. Macy’s
  24. March of Dimes
  25. Microsoft
  26. Morgan Stanley
  27. Nike
  28. Oracle
  29. PepsiCo
  30. Pfizer
  31. Progressive (auto insurance)
  32. Starbucks
  33. Susan G. Komen
  34. Tostitos
  35. Unilever
  36. United Way
  37. Verizon
  38. Wells Fargo

The Daily Signal (TDS) originally listed 41 companies — a list obtained from Planned Parenthood’s website. After TDS first published the list, three companies — Xerox, Ford Motor Co., Coca-Cola — contacted TDS to say their inclusion on PP’s list was erroneous. They asked PP to remove them from its list. PP’s response was to delete the entire list from their website.

Below are some reaction to the two undercover videos.

1. The Good Guys:

2. The Bad Guys:

The following politicians and organizations are defending PP:

  • The Obama administration not only says the selling of aborted babies’ body parts is “ethical,” spokesman Josh Ernest said that Obama, who says he’s a Christian, will not defund Planned Parenthood. That means the evil POS is forcing you, me, and every taxpayer to fund this ghoulish practice, against our conscience.
  • Wannabe-president Hillary Clinton, who calls herself a Christian, on July 23, 2016, defended the Planned Parenthood abortion business, saying PP offers “important services.” Hillary also defended late-term or partial-birth abortions, which is illegal. (H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV)
  • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who calls herself a Catholic Christian, instead of demanding an investigation of PP, wants the Obama administration to investigate the Center for Medical Progress who made the undercover videos.
  • Minnesota governor Mark Dayton refuses to investigate PP.
  • The New York Times also defends PP’s sale of aborted baby parts.
  •  A Rasmussen poll found that 25% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the sale of body organs from aborted babies for use in medical research. 54% oppose, and 22% are undecided. 43% favor the use of fetal tissue in medical research; 34% are opposed; 23% are not sure.

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~Éowyn