May 29, 2018

Press Meekly Accepts UK Judge’s Gag on Reporting Activist’s Arrest, Imprisonment

Tuesday morning, UK and many international media outlets finally began reporting on the Friday arrest and imprisonment in England of independent journalist and activist Tommy Robinson.

The delay of over three days in covering the story was due to out-of-control statism combined with journalistic cowardice.

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Busted With Fake-News North Korea June 12 Summit ‘Impossible’ Claim, Childish Press Attacks Trump

NOTE: A heavily revised version of this post went up at NewsBusters on June 2, reflecting President Trump’s June 1 announcement that the June 12 Singapore summit is on.
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Friday, the New York Times, published a claim now established as false about the Trump administration’s planning for a U.S.-North Korea summit. Mollie Hemingway at TheFederalist.com identified the real problem Monday: “The New York Times couldn’t be trusted to accurately summarize what … (a) White House official said.” The press wants us to believe that Trump’s error in contending that the falsely reported conversation didn’t happen is more serious than the Old Gray Lady’s fake news.

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Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (052918)

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.

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6:30 a.m.: Morning zing, tied back to leftists’ use of photos from 2014 to criticize Trump administration immigration policies, as covered Monday night —

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Positivity: He donated blood every week for 60 years and saved the lives of 2.4 million babies

Filed under: Health Care,Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Australia, via LifeNews.com (original May 12 story is at CNN):

MAY 18, 2018 6:24 PM

When James Harrison was 14 years old, he underwent a major surgery that required blood donations to sustain his life.

Afterward, at that young age, Harrison decided that he would begin donating his blood to help others in need, CNN reports.

More than 60 years later, the Australian man has been declared a national hero for donating blood nearly every week of his life and saving millions of babies’ lives. He is known as the “Man with the Golden Arm.”

Last week, Harrison made his last donation before the country’s age cutoff of 81, according to the report.

His unique blood type made the donations even more vitally important. According to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, only about 50 other people in Australia are known to have the same type.

“Every bag of blood is precious, but James’ blood is particularly extraordinary. His blood is actually used to make a life-saving medication, given to moms whose blood is at risk of attacking their unborn babies. Every batch of Anti-D that has ever been made in Australia has come from James’ blood,” said Jemma Falkenmire of the Red Cross. “And more than 17 percent of women in Australia are at risk, so James has helped save a lot of lives.”

The organization estimated Harrison’s donations have helped save more than 2.4 million babies’ lives.

His donations even helped save one of his grandsons. …

Go here for the rest of the LifeNews.com story.