February 27, 2017

Glenn Thrush at New York Times Distorts Trump’s Immigration Statement in CPAC Speech

It hasn’t taken much time for the seedy, left agenda-driven unprofessionalism of Politico alum Glenn Thrush, who while there sent “an entire section of an article pertaining to (Hillary Clinton campaign manager) Podesta for approval before publication,” to make its presence felt at the New York Times, his new place of employment. In a Friday diatribe disguised as a dispatch which appeared on the front page of the paper’s Saturday print edition above the fold, Thrush quoted six words from Trump’s speech earlier that day at CPAC, and deliberately misinterpreted them.

Thrush claimed that Trump’s speech “included a promise to throw undocumented immigrants ‘the hell out of the country.’” No it didn’t. The speech transcript and the actual video confirm that Trump said “the hell out of our country” twice. In neither instance did Trump come anywhere close to referring to “undocumented” or illegal “immigrants” in general.

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Slate Writer Brands Colmes a ‘Buffoon’ and ‘Liberal Weakling’ Mere Hours After His Death

This post goes straight into the “Just When You Didn’t Think They Could Sink Any Lower (But They Always Manage)” file. At Slate.com on Thursday, staff writer Isaac Chotiner took the occasion of Alan Colmes’s death only hours earlier to criticize him as a “buffoon and patsy,” and as “Fox News’ Original Liberal Weakling.”

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Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (022717)

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: Waterloo woman saved after neighbor, first responders pull her from burning home

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Waterloo, New York:

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

A Waterloo woman is alive thanks to a neighbor and first responders who rushed into her burning home Wednesday evening on Inslee Street.

Nearly 100 firefighters and an off duty police officer who lives on the street worked to pull her out of the home, extinguish the fire and fly her to Upstate Medical Center. Her husband, Andrew Fegley, credits those who ran into the burning home with saving her life.

“I’d like to say thank you,” Fegley told 13WHAM News. “They went inside a burning structure and found my wife, who was passed out, and got her out of the house and saved her life.”

He said the outcome could have been far worse.

“She could be in the morgue right now and not at Upstate Medical Center,” Fegley said, taking a long pause.

The first responders went into the home, despite thick smoke pouring out from all of the windows.

“One of our neighbors is a police officer and took it upon himself to help our local police department and went inside the burning structure,” Fegley added. “It is a wonderful feeling to know that anybody is willing to do that for others and I wish there were more people in the world like them.” …

Go here for the rest of the story.