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Gah... Chris Cornell and his kids:





The Cure - A Forest * first ever TV performance Dec 79

Hannity repeatedly pushed stories after Fox backed away from or retracted them

Source: Media Matters

Volatile Fox News anchor and right-wing conspiracy theorist Sean Hannity has repeatedly pushed stories even after his network retracted or backed away from them and has on multiple occasions broken ethical and employment guidelines. Hannity has pushed polls that the network had previously said “do not meet our editorial standards,” hyped debunked Muslim “no-go zones” in France after the network had to apologize for reporting about them, engaged in political activity without Fox’s knowledge or approval, and has used his Fox platform to benefit a sponsor of his radio show.

Hannity pushed online polls supporting Trump days after Fox memo said they “do not meet our editorial standards”

Leaked Fox memo said 2016 online election polls "do not meet our editorial standards." Business Insider reported that the Fox News vice president for public opinion research sent a September 27 internal memo “reminding television producers and the politics team that unscientific online polls ‘do not meet our editorial standards.’” (Business Insider, 9/28/16)

Hannity hyped online polls just two days after internal memo circulated saying they don’t meet Fox standards. On September 29, Sean Hannity cited post-debate online polls to show that people "vote so overwhelmingly for Trump," just two days after a Fox News internal memo said they "do not meet our editorial standards.” Scientific polls showed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton overwhelmingly won the debate, with an NBC/SurveyMonkey poll showing that then-candidate Donald Trump came in third place in the two-person debate, finishing both behind Clinton and "neither." (Media Matters, 9/26/16)

Read more: https://www.mediamatters.org/research/2017/05/28/hannity-repeatedly-pushed-stories-after-fox-backed-away-or-retracted-them/216686

Portland Stabbing: Donald Trump Finally Responds Amid Public Outcry

Source: Newsweek

President Donald Trump acknowledged the deadly stabbing in Portland on Monday after journalists and the American public urged him to speak out about the incident.

“The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/them,” Trump tweeted. However, he sent the message from the official presidential Twitter account, @POTUS, which has 18 million followers, rather than his personal Twitter account, @RealDonaldTrump, which has nearly 40 million followers.

http://www.newsweek.com/portland-stabbing-trump-responds-public-outcry-617076

Trump's latest tweet: British Prime Minister May was very angry...

that the info the U.K. gave to U.S. about Manchester was leaked. Gave me full details!

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/868840252227674113

What is the crackpot trying to insinuate now?

Meet the Real Jared Kushner

"He’s a lot tougher than he looks."

Source: Politico



He was supposed to be the calm one, cool and unflappable under his Ray-Bans and beltless blue bespoke suits. If Steve Bannon was the Rumpelstiltskin of the administration, donning multiple half-tucked dress shirts at a time and always carrying a clutch of briefing papers and barreling through the administrative state, Jared Kushner, through pedigree and temperament, could reach out one of his long, elegant fingers and tap everyone in the West Wing on the shoulder and urge them to just cool out a bit. In a White House sullied by ties to Russia and all sorts of unsavory characters from the fringe, Kushner was set to float above, surrounding himself with fellow figures from the elite worlds of Manhattan finance and real estate and deep-sixing the harder-edged ideas of the White House’s “nationalist” wing.

Except that this isn’t quite how it has gone in the White House over the last several months. It was Kushner who reportedly pushed for the firing of FBI Director James Comey over the objections of Bannon. And it was Kushner who was the lone voice urging for a counterattack after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the appointment of a special prosecutor, according to the New York Times. And it is now Kushner whose family’s business activities leave him open to the same level of charges of conflict of interest that have dogged his wife and father-in-law, and Kushner who appears to be as closely tied to the Russian government as anyone serving in the White House: NBC News and the Washington Post reported Thursday that the FBI is taking a close look at his contacts with the Russians.

What happened to America’s princeling? Is he hearing footsteps from Bannon and the other anti-globalists in the White House’s great and daily game of dominance? Is he trying to play to the instincts of his audience of one, President Donald Trump? The widespread assumption liberals make about Kushner seems to be this: Because he is soft-spoken, slim and handsome, with degrees from Harvard and NYU and a family that donates to Democrats, he couldn’t possibly be the same guy knifing his West Wing rivals and urging the president to go to war with the Justice Department and the FBI.

But that assumption is wrong. Kushner and his representatives did not respond to requests for comment about this story. But those who know him from his days as a young New York real estate magnate and newspaper publisher say that America is just getting to know the Jared Kushner they have always known, that beneath the unflappable golden exterior is someone unafraid to bungee jump or to counter-punch when he feels slighted.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/05/25/jared-kushner-russia-fbi-donald-trump-215191

Uncovered: The real footage of the Trump shoving incident (video tweet):

https://twitter.com/insoniascarvao/status/867795687404077056

Confused 5-Year-Old To Her Mother Where did Barack Obama go?

Norah Jones covered Soundgarden at Fox Theatre last night



Norah Jones played at the Fox Theatre in Detroit Tuesday night and paid tribute to Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell with a haunting version of "Black Hole Sun" on the piano solo.

Soundgarden played their last show with Cornell at the Fox Theatre last Wednesday. After the show, Cornell committed suicide in his hotel room at the MGM Grande Detroit.

The news shocked the music world and fans of Soundgarden. many bands and artists have paid tribute to Cornell with covers of Soundgarden and Audioslave songs, but we think this rendition of the classic Soundgarden song may be the best one yet. Not only is Jones playing on the last stage Cornell ever performed on, but her rendition is just simply gorgeous.

http://www.metrotimes.com/city-slang/archives/2017/05/24/norah-jones-covered-soundgarden-at-fox-theatre-last-night

:chills:

Brussels is protesting Trump (tweets):

https://twitter.com/inglesi/status/867403736003612672
https://twitter.com/mycielski/status/867394727473229824
https://twitter.com/mycielski/status/867405072161964033
https://twitter.com/stschelfhout/status/867396227578646529
And, of course, Manneken Pis:
https://twitter.com/WildShadowHunt/status/867396004705861632



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