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CNN: No Comment Regarding Imran Awan News Blackout

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Search CNN.com for the phrase “Russian Meddling” and CNN will be happy to present you with dozens of recent news articles they have produced about Russia’s alleged “election hacking”.

Search CNN.com for the phrase “Imran Awan” and CNN will be happy to present you with… Nothing.

24 hours after House Democrats’ IT staffer Imran Awan was apprehended on bank fraud charges while trying to flee the country, CNN tells its readers and viewers, “Move along, nothing here to see…”

As of 8:30 am ET Wednesday, CNN had not yet produced a single report on the arrest. CNN representatives refused  to respond to widespread public allegations of an internal ban on reporting the story, which has far-reaching implications for the Democratic party. Awan was employed by former Democratic National Committee chairman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

 

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July 26, 2017 at 7:42 am

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The New Yorker’s John Cassidy: More Gun Deaths Would Be Better

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The New Yorker’s John Cassidy laments that the Boston bombers did not use guns instead of bombs.

If they had used guns, he reasons, they would have killed far more people…

Well, for one thing, the brothers would probably have killed a lot more than three people at the marathon. AR-15s can fire up to forty-five rounds a minute, and at close range they can tear apart a human body. If the Tsarnaevs had started firing near the finish line, they might easily have killed dozens of spectators and runners before fleeing or being shot by the police.

…and therefore increased the chances for stricter gun-control laws…

Maybe I am wrong about how things would have played out. But the country, or large parts of it, would finally have been forced to confront its cognitive dissonance about gun violence and terrorism, which, at the very least, would have been educational.

It’s good to know that Mr. Cassidy is so open and honest about his willingness—eagerness, even—to sacrifice “dozens of spectators and runners” in order to achieve his political objectives.

Have you no decency, Mr. Cassidy?

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April 27, 2013 at 8:50 am

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NC School Officials Remove God From Six-Year-Old’s Veterans Day Poem

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The superintendent of West Marion Elementary School wants to teach your children that it’s wrong to even mention God:

MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. — Some parents and students are outraged after McDowell County School Officials forced a 6-year-old girl to remove the word God from a poem honoring veterans in her family…

The West Marion Elementary School student was preparing for a Veterans Day program when she read her poem, but it was soon edited by the superintendent to remove the word God.

Full story here.

As one commenter stated, it appears that Freedom of Speech only exists for non-Christians.

 

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December 4, 2012 at 8:44 am

Kid Rock on Obama: “I’m sorry he didn’t do a better job.”

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Kid Rock appeared at a campaign event with Paul Ryan, and expressed his disappointment with the failed Obama presidency:

I am very proud to say that we had elected our first black president. I’m sorry, I’m sorry he didn’t do a better job. I really wish he would have — I do, but the facts are the facts and we just saw them come to light in the last debate with no outside BS, no bias media involved, no interruptions and negative politics ads every five seconds and, most importantly, no damn teleprompters.

Yeah, that kinda sums it up for many of us.

It’s been an historic presidency. Historically bad.

Let’s turn the page and move on.

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October 9, 2012 at 7:41 am

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Who’s Afraid of Voter ID?

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Opponents of Voter ID laws claim that requiring a photo ID in order to vote is intended to intimidate minorities.

So, you have to ask yourself:

Why would any US citizen be afraid to provide identification before casting their vote?

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September 25, 2012 at 7:49 am

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Bev Perdue: Now Twice As Offensive

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Time is running out for North Carolina’s lame duck governor Bev Perdue, so she’s going to the hurry-up offense.

With the clock running down on her one-term governorship, Perdue simultaneously insulted the people of two states this week. As the News & Observer reports:

“Passage of a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman makes North Carolina “look like Mississippi,” Gov. Beverly Perdue said Friday.

Perdue’s approval rating in her home state is so dismal that she chose not to embarrass her party and herself by seeking a second term as governor. And this week the good people of Mississippi got to witness the wit, charm, and political savvy that has helped make Perdue a political failure.
The chairman of the Mississippi GOP said Perdue was out of touch with voters, while that state’s governor called the comments disappointing and said he would write Perdue a letter telling her so.
Disappointing, indeed.

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May 13, 2012 at 7:29 am

National Christmas Tree Dies, Obama Blames Bush

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Here’s a metaphor for our times:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say the National Christmas Tree planted near the White House a year ago has died and is being removed…

The tree replaced one that had stood on the Ellipse since 1978 but was destroyed by high winds in February 2011.

I wonder if President Obama will claim that this was President Bush’s fault, too.

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May 6, 2012 at 7:36 am

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