News Flash: Trump’s Immigration Policies Look More Like Bush’s than Obama’s

OK, exactly how does this qualify as shocking, they way it is being portrayed in the media? Federal agents conduct immigration enforcement raids in at least six states

Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, a pro-immigrant advocacy group, said that the wave of detentions harks back to the George W. Bush administration, when workplace raids to sweep up all undocumented workers were common.

So in other words, after the hiatus in law enforcement that was characterized by the Obama administration, it is more-or-less business as usual.

And if you are in this country in violation of immigration laws, you are not “law abiding;” you are breaking at least one law, and probably a slew of immigration laws.

Terror Attack in Jerusalem isn’t Interesting Enough to Be Covered by MSM

The NYSlimes, the WaPo, et al seem to be ignoring this attack. Terrorist stabs two Border Policemen with screwdriver in Jerusalem – Arab-Israeli Conflict – Jerusalem Post

I guess Palestinian Terrorists attacking Jewish Police doesn’t reach the level of interesting for them.

Two Border Police officers are in light condition after being stabbed in the head and upper body with a screwdriver by an Arab terrorist near Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday afternoon.

The terrorist has been ‘neutralized,’ (with extreme prejudice).

Is it just me, or do you think this “warehouse” fire is getting more attention than if it happened in Alabama?

I mean it is right around the corner from UC Berkley and a bunch of “young people” died. But I can’t help feeling that if it wasn’t so much in the middle of the Left Coast, that it would be ignored. (I mean it is right around the corner – practically – from WKQED.)

So I don’t have time to do a complete search, but I did find a couple of fires that were completely ignored.

There was a fire in a hospital in Odisha, India. 25 people died. (Granted it was in India, not Indiana.) The fire started in the intensive care unit, and spread. Several hospital administrators were charged. I have no idea if they have come to trial yet.

13 “youths” died in a fire that was started by birthday-cake candles in a bar in Rouen, France. This one really convinces me that the issue with the California fire is that it is in California, and not the horror at dead “young people.”

But I’m a cynic.

The Washington Post Defends Chip and Joanna Gaines (Amazing I Know)

Buzzfeed doesn’t like Evangelical Christians because they MIGHT not like same sex marriage. (They don’t know how the Gaines feel, but that didn’t stop the attack.) BuzzFeed’s hit piece on Chip and Joanna Gaines is dangerous – The Washington Post

So it seems that the Washington Post, at least has learned some of the lessons of the Trump campaign. You can’t just attack people for being conservative or religious out of hand.

A gay man is writing for the WaPo, on the subject of respecting other people’s religious convictions. And well.

A few years ago, gay activists decided the best way to win arguments in favor of same-sex marriage was to shut up their opponents. All they had to do was lob a charge of homophobia and the argument was won. Or they tweeted at the companies that employed the “homophobes” until they were fired. Conservatives were bullied on social media and mocked for being ass-backward (and indeed, some of them were and are). But they were never taken seriously.

Bullying is not the same as winning an argument. It is only bullying. And eventually it will stop working. Maybe it already has.

Trump stood up to the bullying. I hope HGTV and the Gaines can stand up to it as well.

Because it isn’t over. They are going to have to make a statement. And if it doesn’t meet the exact requirements of the liberal bullies, HGTV will be pressured to drop the show.

BuzzFeed is probably at the forefront of discussions surrounding diversity in entertainment. Do their reporters think diversity refers only to skin color? Does ideological diversity count for nothing, especially when it is representative of, again, a sizable chunk of the American public?

That chunk is at least 40% of the American public.

But the LEFT has never been into diversity of ideas, and it has gotten worse lately. Look at the way conservatives are shouted down on college campuses. Only Right Think will be allowed.

Get These Fake News Sites Off Your Feed Now

New York Times. Boston Globe. Associated Press. Los Angeles Times. Slate. These and more have been found to produce fake news in the past.

Fake news sources cannot be trusted in your news feed. Since you don’t have the ability to tell the wheat from the chaff – at least according to the wizards at Face Book and Google – they must simply be stripped from your reality.

Jayson Blair of the New York Times. Plagiarism and fabrication of stories lead to his dismissal.

The resulting inquiry led to the discovery of fabrication and plagiarism in a number of articles Blair had written. Some fabrications include Blair’s claims to have traveled from New York to the city mentioned in the dateline, when he did not.

There are at least 7 instances – see the wiki – of where he fabricated news. Which was printed in the NYTimes.

Washington Post reporter Janet Cooke, was forced to return a Pulitzer Prize, when it turned out the article was fake.

She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1981 for an article written for The Washington Post, but the story was later discovered to have been fabricated. Cooke subsequently returned the Pulitzer, the only person to date to do so, after admitting she had fabricated stories.

Barbara Stewart – of the Boston Globe – fabricated a story about the yearly seal hunt in Canada.

The story in question was about a Canadian seal hunt that was supposed to take place, but actually did not occur that day because of bad weather. Stewart wrote about it anyway as though it had actually happened. Her article, dated April 13, began, “Over the vigorous protests of international animal-welfare organizations, the largest seal hunt in a half-century resumed yesterday off Newfoundland and Labrador. Hunters on about 300 boats converged on ice floes, shooting harp seal cubs by the hundreds, as the ice and water turned red. Most of the seals were less than 6 weeks old.”

The Boston Globe also asked for the resignation of Patricia Smith.

The Boston Globe asked her to resign after editors discovered her metro column contained fictional characters and fabricated events in violation of journalism practice

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It Wasn’t “Polling Error.” You didn’t read the fine print

Polling error is almost never reported in headlines. The plus or minus percentage without which the polling data is useless. But that is all about statistics, and as we know, math is hard. Why FiveThirtyEight Gave Trump A Better Chance Than Almost Anyone Else | FiveThirtyEight

The referenced article is a review of polling statistics by one of the polling organizations. They gave Trump a 30 percent chance of winning on Tuesday, so they aren’t claiming to be clairvoyant, but they do explain why the polls (and the papers) got it so wrong.

First off, the polls didn’t get it that wrong.

In fact, the error in national polls wasn’t any worse than usual. Clinton was ahead by 3 to 4 percentage points in the final national polls. She already leads in the popular vote, and that lead will expand as mail ballots are counted from California and Washington, probably until she leads in the popular vote by 1 to 2 percentage points overall. That will mean only about a 2-point miss for the national polls. They may easily wind up being more accurate than in 2012, when they missed by 2.7 percentage points.

But, as the article points out, the election is not determined nationally, but at the state level. And there are a lot of problems at the state level when it comes to polling.

But the real issue is one of perception and bias.

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