May 16, 2016

Tapper and FactCheck.org Skewer Hillary’s ‘Absolutely Permitted’ Server Claim

Consider this one small step in what should be a long series of such exposures of dishonest political posturing with media acquiescence by leftist politicians.

A week ago Sunday, John Dickerson, CBS News’s brazenly biased Face the Nation host, who has among other things contended that Hillary Clinton’s email scandal is “a stupid issue,” allowed the Democratic presidential frontrunner to go to her shopworn claim that she “was absolutely permitted” to conduct her private affairs and the nation’s business simultaneously using one or more personal email accounts on her own private server. FactCheck.org and CNN’s Jake Tapper took that claim apart — something the notoriously partisan Dickerson should have done in real time.

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Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (051616)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Man credits Medina police chief with saving his life

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Medina, Ohio:

Filed on May 11, 2016

Keith Trojack insists if it wasn’t for Medina police Chief Patrick Berarducci, he wouldn’t be alive today.
The Medina resident went into cardiac arrest March 23 at his Guilford Boulevard home.

“My heart stopped,” he said. “I wasn’t breathing. I had no pulse.”

His son, Darren, started giving him cardiopulmonary resuscitation. That’s when the man affectionately known as “Bear” burst through his front door.

Berarducci was returning from the Montville Township Police Department and was on Wadsworth Road when he heard the call.

He was the initial first responder on the scene.

“When I first got there (at about 9:30 a.m.), Mr. Trojack was on the floor unresponsive,” the chief said. “His head was bent like he had broken his neck when he fell. His son, Darren, was trying to give him CPR. I went in and took over.

“I started pounding as hard as I could.”

The 54-year-old Trojack said everything that happened that morning is a blur.

“I’m repeating what I’ve been told,” he said. “I really don’t remember.”

He said he does know one thing: Berarducci saved his life.

“Absolutely,” Trojack said. “There’s no doubt in my mind. If the chief hadn’t been there and taken over for my son efficiently and the right way, I wouldn’t be here talking to you right now.”

The chief said two firefighters and a Life Support Team arrived about three or four minutes later.
“Within 10 minutes, the whole crew was working on him,” Berarducci said. “My role was to get out of the way and hold the IV bag.”

He said the entire police department is trained in CPR, automated external defibrillators and combat life safety, which is used during traumatic bleeding events. …

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