Thursday, 17 November 2016

Why is this guy upset about journalists repeating lies? 
Repeating lies is the backbone of Breitbart and FOX Cable News shows
If they can do it, why can't the BBC?
Of course, the motivations are different: 
Breitbart and FOX do it to make money, while the BBC does it to be able to say "I told you so."

Ex-Police Chief Accused Of Repeating 'Smears' In Hillsborough bookWell of course he is criticised: he is going against the "received wisdom" 
It has been decided that no Hillsborough fan ever did anything wrong, they were all blameless angels who were deliberately slaughtered by the police. Anyone who does not agree with that today will be lambasted by left, right and center.

Federal Judge Declares Constitutional Right to ‘Stable Environment’
Not a bad piece, but went seriously wrong at the end: the US constitution most definitely DOES provide for positive rights, "among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." (Not to mention the the right to private property, the contract clause, the takings clause, the right to a jury, the debt clauses, and the 7th amendment.)
The judge said that all she needed to do was “determine what emissions level would be sufficient to” end global warming, and then order everyone is this country to change their fossil fuel consumption accordingly.
    Oh, well; if that's ALL, go ahead then.

Austrian Socialists Block Burqa Ban Bid
This symbol of sexism and elitism should not be worn in any civilised society. No one is so high and mighty that none dare look upon their face.
   In western secular societies, anyone who wears a burka or niqab is either deliberately disrespecting local cultural values and deliberately offending her native neighbours, is being oppressed by someone who is forcing her to wear it or is simply pig ignorant.
  Still, not sure that means the government should ban it. In a free society, people have a right to be deliberately offensive and if we forbade stupidity and ignorance, none of us would survive.
  It would not be unreasonable to make it an offense to order or insist that someone else wear one.

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