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One 'Anti-Semitic' Commenter Shows the Damage Trolls Can Do to Progressive News Outlets

One 'Anti-Semitic' Commenter Shows the Damage Trolls Can Do to Progressive News Outlets
Like many other news websites, Common Dreams has been plagued by inflammatory anti-Semitic comments following its stories. But on Common Dreams these posts have been so frequent and intense they have driven away donors from a nonprofit dependent on reader generosity.
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Nothing to Feel Here: Oklahoma Media Stays Silent on Link Between Fracking and Surge in Earthquakes

Nothing to Feel Here: Oklahoma Media Stays Silent on Link Between Fracking and Surge in Earthquakes
The media coverage of the 4.3-magnitude earthquake that shook central Oklahoma Tuesday was complacent and routine. That's probably just what the oil and gas industry wants. A glance at online reports about the quakes from The Oklahoman, News 9, KOCO/Channel 5 and NewsChannel 4 shows they didn't even mention how scientists claim the dramatic surge in earthquakes here are caused by the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking.
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Twitter Suspends Users Posting 'Graphic Imagery' of Journalist's Beheading by ISIS

Twitter Suspends Users Posting 'Graphic Imagery' of Journalist's Beheading by ISIS
Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentum. In a Tweet, CEO Dick Costolo said his company "is actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to this graphic imagery," and he gave a link to a New York Times story about Foley's killing.
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Right-Wing 'News' Site Can't Get Their Obama Conspiracy Theories Straight

Right-Wing 'News' Site Can't Get Their Obama Conspiracy Theories Straight
It has been quite amusing to watch right-wing activists label President Obama a pawn of both Iran and Saudi Arabia, even though the governments of the two countries are longtime regional rivals, while also being a sympathizer (or follower) of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Pro-Life Advocate Suggests Abortion to Blame for Robin Williams' Depression

Pro-Life Advocate Suggests Abortion to Blame for Robin Williams' Depression
Sometimes when I think we’ve hit the limit on what anti-choicers will try to link to their single-minded obsession with policing women’s sexual choices, someone will surprise me with a new low.
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Conservative Got-Ya Journalist Crosses Border in Osama bin Laden Mask and Looks More Ridiculous Than He Did in a Pimp Costume

Conservative Got-Ya Journalist Crosses Border in Osama bin Laden Mask and Looks More Ridiculous Than He Did in a Pimp Costume
Are you ready for a good laugh? James O’Keefe crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in an Osama Ben Laden mask for his latest "bombshell" report video and he thinks it proves…something? Right? It's Obama's fault!
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Fox News Hasn't Mentioned the GOP Report That Says There is No Benghazi Scandal

Fox News Hasn't Mentioned the GOP Report That Says There is No Benghazi Scandal
Fox News used to be your premier destination for 24/7 Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi coverage, but has yet to mention the bombshell report by the Republican-led House that found absolutely no wrongdoing by the Obama administration and thus, no scandal in the Benghazi attacks. The report came out Friday. It is now Tuesday. Fox News must've missed the report.
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Ted Nugent: I Am Being Persecuted For 'Doing God's Work'

Ted Nugent: I Am Being Persecuted For 'Doing God's Work'
Rocker and NRA board member Ted Nugent is still reeling from a string of cancellations of his performances at tribal casinos, writing today in WorldNetDaily that he is just like a soldier taking flak from “lyking freaks” for “doing God’s work spotlighting the current infestation of cockroaches amongst us.”
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Senate Candidate's Campaign Makes Fun of Women's Magazine After 'Cosmo' Runs Personhood Article

Senate Candidate's Campaign Makes Fun of Women's Magazine After 'Cosmo' Runs Personhood Article
Colorado Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner has made his career on the idea of personhood, even as he infamously flip-flopped in light of how terrible of an idea it is if he wants to get elected. When "Cosmopolitan" ran a story on the controversial legislation, highlighted by his role, Gardner's campaign reacted in the most unsurprising manner possible: Making fun of women's magazines.
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High Time Someone Said Something: NYT Calls on Federal Government to Repeal Pot Ban

High Time Someone Said Something: NYT Calls on Federal Government to Repeal Pot Ban
In an editorial over the weekend, the New York Times editorial board called on the federal government to repeal the ban on pot, citing that in the “more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana,” the ban has inflicted “great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol.”
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