Mom Gives Birth Alone in Jail Cell As Guards Ignore Her, Claim She Induced Her Own Labor

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Waxahachie, TX – A mother who has spent the last two months in jail after she was arrested for possessing less than one gram of a controlled substance, is now claiming jail guards ignored her cries for help and denied her medical treatment. During this time, she says she was forced to give birth to her son alone in her jail cell.

Shaye Bear, 25, was only five months pregnant when she gave birth to her son, Cashh, in her jail cell last week. She told WFAA News that she was forced to give birth alone with no medical aid, even though she repeatedly cried for help and told guards she was in labor.

I delivered a one-pound, two-ounce baby in that single cell screaming for hours, begging them to come and help me,” Bear said. “The guards would walk by and tell me they wouldn’t do nothing for me until I had that baby in that cell.”

The defense attorney representing Bear, Melinda Peel, said she spoke to a friend of another inmate who said that the guards refused to give Bear medical attention for two days, all while she screamed and cried in pain. The friend said the other inmates could not sleep for two nights because of the noise, and they considered filing a complaint against the jail but were scared of the repercussions.

“There’s not a person who couldn’t tell me they didn’t hear me screaming, begging, praying,” Bear said.

The mother said she experienced hours of painful contractions before her premature baby was born in her hands, and several terrifying minutes passed before guards responded—in which she was scared her baby would die in her hands. When the guards finally took notice, they transported Bear and Baby Cashh to a local hospital, and Cashh was later taken to Cook’s Hospital by an emergency helicopter for extensive medical care.

While Bear was taken back to the jail where she has been since she was arrested on March 10, she has received little sympathy from the Ellis County Jail officials who refused to give her the proper medical treatment. Sheriff Charles Edge insisted that records show Bear “was treated the entire time she was in here due to her pregnancy.

Bear claimed that guards at the jail accused her of faking her contractions at the time. After they finally acknowledged that she had just given birth and needed to be taken to the hospital, one guard actually asked her if she reached inside of herself and pulled the baby out.

The same sentiment was shared by an unnamed law enforcement official, who told WFAA that “investigators believe that she induced herself to give birth,” and that Bear “made no secret to other inmates in the jail that she didn’t want that baby.”

While the accusation that Bear intentionally induced her own labor raises a number of questions, she insisted that the opposite was true. “Hell no. I was trying to force them to take me to the hospital, so they could stop my labor,” she said.

Bear has been in and out of jail on drug charges over the last four years, and Cashh is not her first child, or the first baby she has given birth to in jail. She also has an 8-year-old son and a 2-year-old son who she gave birth to in the Dallas County Jail.

Baby Cashh is now fighting for his life. Bear told WFAA she worries that if he survives, he will face medical problems for the rest of his life. “I need to be there with my baby. He needs me. I’m thankful to God he’s alive,” she said. “Pray for him.”

While Bear’s admitted meth addiction has created problems for her children, it is clear that the prison industrial complex and the War on Drugs are only making those problems worse. After she was caught with less than one gram of an illegal drug, she has spent the last two months in jail because her bail was set at $5,000 and she could not afford to pay it.

A similar case happened in Detroit when Jessica Preston was arrested for driving with a suspended license in March 2016. Despite the fact that it was her first time committing the offense and she was eight months pregnant, the judge used previous drug charges against her, and Preston was ordered to pay a $10,000 cash bond to get out of jail, which she could not afford.

The jail guards and medical staff also accused Preston of faking her contractions, and they even threatened to add additional charges to her record if she continued to complain. After multiple check-ups by medical staff, including one in which she was bleeding and her medical history indicated that she should have been taken to the hospital immediately, Preston was forced to give birth on the floor of her jail cell, and her baby was delivered by inexperienced jail staff.

In the case of Shaye Bear, a concerned resident reached out to The Free Thought Project after he said he paid the bond to get her out of jail, and Ellis County Jail was refusing to cooperate. Joshua Howard said he was told Monday night that the jail would not release Bear and he then received a call on Tuesday morning from a jail employee who said Bear was “being held because of a hold out of Dallas County.”

As of 12 p.m. central time on Tuesday, Shaye Bear’s name is no longer listed in the Ellis County Sherriff’s Office’s inmate database. If you would like to contact the department to voice your opinion on Bear’s case, call (972) 825-4901 or visit the department’s Facebook page.

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ABC, NBC Ignore U.S. and Iraqi Forces Capturing 5 Top ISIS Leaders

There was a lot of winning for the United States this week between the release of three American hostages from North Korea, unemployment at 3.9 percent, and on Thursday news broke that the U.S. had captured five of ISIS’s top leaders. But depending on which of the major network news outlets you watch, you may not have heard about the captured leaders. CBS Evening News was the only member of the big three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) to even mention it that evening.

Five senior ISIS leaders have been captured in a joint operation involving Iraqi and U.S.-backed Syrian forces,” announced anchor Jeff Glor ahead of the full report. “It is the latest defeat for the extremist group, which has lost nearly all of the territory it once held in Iraq and Syria.

As Homeland Security correspondent Jeff Pegues began his report, he played clips of Iraqi television showing off their recent victory. “The ISIS commanders’ confessions were broadcast on Iraqi television this morning. One by one, the men in the yellow jumpsuits and handcuffs admitted to being top Islamic State leaders,” he reported.

As explained by Pegues, coalition forces had captured one top leader and it triggered “an elaborate intelligence operation” which used his phone to lure four others into a trap in Iraq. “The Iraqi government said information gathered during interrogations led to an air force strike it claims killed another 40 ISIS terrorists,” he noted as a video of a large building being turned to rumble and dust played.

 

 

And their capture could lead to greater victories in the future. “These guys have an understanding of what’s happened to ISIS post-caliphate, where the senior leaders are in general, what their plans might be for going forward,” former acting CIA Director Michael Morrell told Pegues.

The information U.S. forces get from the captives could lead coalition forces directly to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “His removal would be a symbol of the defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. And he is a galvanizing force holding the rest of the group together. So if he went away, it would splinter apart,” Morrell added.

After the recorded report ended, Glor questioned Pegues on why it was still important for al-Baghdadi to be taken out. “Well, U.S. officials also believe al-Baghdadi is a threat because he’s inspired attacks here in the U.S. For example, in the 2015 San Bernardino attack, which killed 14, the shooters pledged their allegiance to the ISIS leader,” Pegues explained.

It’s disappointing that ABC and NBC chose not to report this good news especially when they spent time on less important things. ABC had an exclusive where they were traveling along with a Mexican drug cartel as they made heroine and mocked the idea of a border wall. And NBC ran three different reports on the City of Pittsburgh including one about the view of the city from an incline. Top priorities.

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CBS Evening News
May 10, 2018
6:38:39 PM Eastern

JEFF GLOR: Five senior ISIS leaders have been captured in a joint operation involving Iraqi and U.S.-backed Syrian forces. It is the latest defeat for the extremist group, which has lost nearly all of the territory it once held in Iraq and Syria. Here’s Jeff Pegues with more on this.

[Cuts to video]

JEFF PEGUES: The ISIS commanders’ confessions were broadcast on Iraqi television this morning. One by one, the men in the yellow jumpsuits and handcuffs admitted to being top Islamic State leaders. Their capture was the result of an elaborate intelligence operation run by Iraq and the United States. First came the capture of Ismail Elwan al-Eithawi, described as a close aide to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. U.S. and Iraqi forced then use an app on Eithawi’s mobile phone to lure the other men across the Syrian border and into Iraq where they were arrested.

The Iraqi government said information gathered during interrogations led to an air force strike it claims killed another 40 ISIS terrorists. Michael Morrell is the former acting director of the CIA and a CBS News national security analyst.

MICHAEL MORRELL: These guys have an understanding of what’s happened to ISIS post-caliphate, where the senior leaders are in general, what their plans might be for going forward.

PEGUES: U.S. Officials say ISIS leadership has been decimated through airstrikes and ground operations. But al-Baghdadi is believed to still be operating on the border between Syria and Iraq. U.S. officials and Iraqis are after al-Baghdadi.

MORRELL: His removal would be a symbol of the defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. And he is a galvanizing force holding the rest of the group together. So if he went away, it would splinter apart.

[Cuts back to live]

GLOR: So Jeff, one of the questions is the administration keeps saying that ISIS has been all but defeated. Why is it still important to remove Baghdadi?

PEGUES: Well, U.S. officials also believe al-Baghdadi is a threat because he’s inspired attacks here in the U.S. For example, in the 2015 San Bernardino attack, which killed 14, the shooters pledged their allegiance to the ISIS leader. Jeff.

GLOR: Jeff Pegues, thank you.

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Nets Ignore John Kerry Possibly Violating the Logan Act, Negotiating for Iran Deal

On Monday, President Trump called out former Secretary of State John Kerry in a tweet for admitting to going around normal protocol and contacting America’s allies to try to keep the United States in the Iran deal. “The United States does not need John Kerry’s possibly illegal Shadow Diplomacy on the very badly negotiated Iran Deal,” the President said.

Some have specualted that Kerry’s actions were in violation of the Logan Act, a law that forbids private citizens from negotiating on America’s behalf. Alhough nobody has ever been convicted for violating it, the statute appeared in headlines last year when it came out that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had spoken with Russian officials during the transition. But this time around, the major network news outlets (ABC, CBS, and NBC) couldn’t be bothered to give the possible violation a single second of airtime.

Back in early 2017, when the news about Flynn first broke, the Logan Act was a major topic of discussion for the liberal media. Both CBS’s Face the Nation and NBC’s Meet the Press mentioned the law, and on February 16 of that year, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos was on Good Morning America wondering if Flynn could face charges for it.

“Not likely,” Legal correspondent Pierre Thomas told him. “The law that’s in question is called the Logan Act, which prohibits private citizens from negotiating with foreign nations when there’s a dispute with the US. There’s never been a successful prosecution ever.”

 

 

Again, Kerry’s actions may not have been a violation of the Logan Act. Yet the same media who did not hesitate to make a scandal out of Flynn’s (legal) meeting with foreign officials now seem not to care about Kerry’s self-directed diplomacy. The closest any of the networks came to mentioning the statute was when CBS Evening News reported that Kerry had “strategized with foreign officials about keeping the U.S. in the [Iran] agreement” and mentioned Trump’s tweet. There was no explanation for why Trump had even called Kerry’s actions illegal.

Instead of mentioning Kerry’s actions, both ABC and NBC were more worried about Trump pulling the U.S. out of the deal. “Remember David, this is a deal he promised to tear up. European allies have been on a mission to try to convince him to stay in this deal,” said ABC White House correspondent Cecilia Vega on World News Tonight. “One European diplomat tells us tonight, David, it seems pretty obvious President Trump will exit this deal.”

“Tonight, is the deal dead,” worried NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker on NBC Nightly News. “President Trump tweeting late today ‘I will be announcing my decision on the Iran deal tomorrow.’ And it may be the biggest foreign policy test yet for a president who campaigned on a vow to rip up the deal increasingly signaling he’s now eyeing the exits.”

Those in the liberal media who get complaints from people criticizing how much they hyperventilate about what President Trump tweets, often respond by arguing that he’s the president and what he says matters. But it’s times like these when they ignore certain points he makes, that proves them to be political opportunists.

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CBS Evening News
May 7, 2018
6:35:14 PM Eastern

(…)

WEIJIA JIANG: President Trump has railed against it since the campaign, but American allies are hoping he will accept a side deal to address his concerns, like Iran’s growing ballistic missile program. So is former Secretary of State John Kerry, who negotiated the deal. His office confirmed Kerry has strategized with foreign officials about keeping the U.S. in the agreement. Today Mr. Trump tweeted, “The United States does not need John Kerry’s possibly illegal shadow diplomacy. He was the one that created this mess in the first place.”

(…)

 

ABC
World News Tonight
May 7, 2018
6:37:24 PM Eastern

(…)

DAVID MUIR: Let’s get to Cecilia Vega, she’s live at the White House tonight. And Cecilia President Trump tweeting about Robert Mueller today, but also about the Iran nuclear deal. The President promising a big announcement tomorrow?

CECILIA VEGA: 2:00 P.M. tomorrow here at the White House. Remember David, this is a deal he promised to tear up. European allies have been on a mission to try to convince him to stay in this deal. You’ll remember, French President Emmanuel Macron was here at the White House trying to convince President Trump in person. The Brits made a last ditch effort, even sending someone onto Fox News, hoping President Trump might hear their case. Well, one European diplomat tells us tonight, David, it seems pretty obvious President Trump will exit this deal.

MUIR: All right, we’ll be watching with you tomorrow at 2:00 P.M., Cecilia.

 

NBC Nightly News
May 7, 2018
7:06:25 PM Eastern

KRISTEN WELKER: Tonight, is the deal dead? President Trump tweeting late today “I will be announcing my decision on the Iran deal tomorrow.” And it may be the biggest foreign policy test yet for a president who campaigned on a vow to rip up the deal increasingly signaling he’s now eyeing the exits.

DONALD TRUMP: It was a terrible deal. Should have never ever been made.

WELKER: The six-nation agreement, which includes the E.U., required Iran to reduce the nuclear stockpiles and facilities in exchange for lifting most economic sanctions. The President argues the pact isn’t tough enough at preventing Iran from advancing its nuclear and missile programs. But proponents say it’s the only way to keep Iran in check. Key global allies have been shuttling through the White House to apply pressure including the leaders of France and Germany and, today, the British foreign secretary also in D.C.

(…)

WELKER: Foreign policy experts warn, pulling out could be a violation of the agreement.

NICK BURNS: Iran will then be under no obligation to continue to live under its restrictions and we’ll have created a crisis with our closest friends.

(…)

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Media Ignore Violent Criminal Past of Local Anti-NRA Dallas Protest Organizer

Once again, protests against the NRA at its annual convention, this time in Dallas, have been pathetic.

Turnout has been “shockingly small.” One event had “maybe 100 (people), half of whom were journalists.” An actress involved in the protest movement attended — accompanied by allegedly armed security guards, who illegally “chase(d) Texans out of a public park simply because they asked if she uses armed defense.”

Topping it all: The press has ignored the long criminal record — including violence against a small child — of local anti-NRA organizer Dominique Alexander.

To say that Alexander is prone to hyperbole is akin to saying that water is wet. On April 30, he predicted that “thousands” would protest at the NRA convention. The Los Angeles Times eagerly reported that promise:

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Alexander appears to have seriously exaggerated actual results after the protest occurred — and NPR relayed it without challenge:

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The Dallas Morning News reported that “A few hundred people attended multiple peaceful protests at Dallas City Hall and at Belo Gardens during the day,” and that the “few hundred” represented “both sides of the gun debate.”

No one has seemed interested in Dominique Alexander’s background except CRTV’s Steven Crowder.

Crowder, posing as “Jean-Guy Tremblay,” a vociferous Canadian gun-control activist in a wheelchair, went to one of the protests to ask Alexander about items in his criminal record in a series of “This can’t be true, can it?” questions.

Here’s that video’s opening (questions are spliced together from later footage; h/t Moonbattery):

Transcript:

STEVEN CROWDER: You have a record: Stealing a car, leading police on (a) chase, and beating a two-year old girl, causing body injury. Man, what’s that, man?

“That” is all true:

“(In 2011) he was arrested for stealing a car.”

“(In 2012) he was involved in a domestic disturbance that led to a police chase through the streets of Carrollton.”

“(In 2011) he pled guilty … to injuring his ex-girlfriend’s 2-year-old child.” (He had been arrested on that charge in July 2009.)

There’s much more:

  • He was “convicted of a felony forgery charge in January 2013.”
  • In 2016, “Alexander was charged with theft of property between $2,500 and $30,000 …”
  • He was sentenced in 2016 “to two years for violating his probation on multiple occasions. The most recent violation occurred when he left the state not once but twice without telling his probation officer.”

Crowder’s full video reveals (at the 3:15 mark) that at the 2016 Black Lives Matter rally led by alleged gun-control advocate Alexander where five Dallas cops were slaughtered by Micah Johnson, initial police “confusion about the number of shooters was partly because about 20 protesters wearing protective vests and carrying rifles scattered when the shooting started.”

A Google News search on {“Dominique Alexander” Dallas NRA] (typed exactly as indicated between brackets, sorted by date, past week) done at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday returned eight results. Besides the NPR item above, Alexander was described as “executive director of Next Generation Action Network” (twice), “Next Generation president (and/or) founder” (three times), a “Minister,” and as “leading a protest Saturday.”

Alexander’s criminal background was nowhere to be found.

Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.

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Nets Ignore National ‘Stand for the Second’ Pro-Gun Student Walkout

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Nets Spend 13 Mins on Stormy, Ignore House Dem Accused of ‘Child Sex Abuse’

On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that Democratic Congressman Tony Cardenas (CA) had named himself as the mystery defendant in a Los Angeles County court filing late last week. The Congressman was accused of fondling a then 16-year-old girl while she was being transported to a hospital for medical treatment. It’s a disturbing allegation that got absolutely ZERO time on the evening broadcasts of ABC, CBS, NBC and the Spanish-language networks of Telemundo and Univision.

In contrast, the big three networks dedicated a combined 13 minutes and 35 seconds to the latest Stormy Daniels-related news. The networks were so enthralled with the Daniels story that they all led their evening broadcasts with it. Individually, ABC’s World News Tonight gave it the most attention with six minutes, 23 seconds while the CBS Evening News had four minutes, 17 seconds of coverage and NBC Nightly News had the least with two minutes, 55 seconds.

The time totals included coverage of the revelation President Trump knew about the “hush money” payment and a related story that investigators were monitoring the phones of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

The accusations against Cardenas dated back to 2007 and are disturbing, He also vehemently denied the allegations made against him. “My client is sickened and distraught by these horrific allegations, which are 100%, categorically untrue,” his lawyer, Patricia Glaser said. She did say they “respect victims” who come forward to “call out misconduct when it has actually occurred.”

 

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The court filing, which was first reported by the Los Angeles Times, alleges that “John Doe” first met the plaintiff in 2005 at a golf tournament when she was 14 and subsequently became a close friend of her family’s,The Post reported. “Two years later, the document claims, he fondled her breasts and genitals while driving her to the emergency room after the two played golf at Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles.

The paper reports the girl was being rushed to the hospital after ingesting a cup of water that “tasted distinctly different from both tap and filtered water” and eventually collapsing. “The suit claims the actions constituted childhood sexual abuse under California law because she was under 18 at the time. The plaintiff asked for unspecified damages and a jury trial,The Post added. “He was a member of the council at the time of the alleged abuse.

And according to The Post, Cardenas had been reaching out to his Democratic colleagues and pressing his innocence:

Cárdenas has been calling colleagues in recent days about the lawsuit and telling them he is innocent, according to a House Democratic aide. The three-term congressman is the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’s political action committee. Two other House Democratic aides confirmed that Cárdenas has been contacting colleagues about the lawsuit.

It’s disappointing that the networks would put chasing the shiny object ahead of a serious allegation against a sitting member of Congress. Although, all three did cover the 27 new women who had come forward with allegations against former CBS and PBS host Charlie Rose.

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U.S. Media Mostly Ignore May Day Celebrations of Communism and Fascism

Protests by workers and activists and, in some cases, violence by anarchists marked the far-left holiday May Day this year.

But most American news consumers would not have known that some London demonstrators carried communist flags and banners of brutal Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. They weren’t told that communists marched in Athens, Greece, or that anti-capitalist anarchists destroyed windows and threw Molotov cocktails in Paris.

Overall, the broadcast networks and biggest national newspapers said very little about May Day. What little they did say failed to expose the far-left leanings of the holiday. The network news shows said nothing on May 1, although ABC’s website had an informational video that minimized the left-wing ideologies celebrated on May Day. CNBC’s Squawk on the Street aired a brief mention noting that thousands of Greeks marched during the “labor day protest.” The brief didn’t include anything about the socialist or communist leanings of protesters.

The video on the ABC News website described May Day as an “International labor day commemorated by political action by labor unions and pro-labor organizations.” The video also said, “celebrations typically entail protests, strikes and social events.” There was no mention of communism, socialism or Marxism — or about any violence with the exception of saying a bomb was thrown into a crowd in 1886.

The Los Angeles Times provided readers with a local story about “what to expect during Tuesday’s May Day marches.” The Times said activists for a range of liberal issues (immigration rights, labor unions as well as LGBTQ) would protest on May 1. The article noted that the day was traditionally a “day of protest for the labor movement,” but “more recently has become a day of protest for immigrant rights.”

There was no hint of past violence or the common socialist and Marxist attitudes of May Day protesters. The paper also ran a positive story midday on May 1, that was positive toward the protests and interviewed several protesters.

But the use of May 1, as a labor holiday since the 1880s has socialist connections.

Time.com reported in a 2017 explainer on the history of May Day that the International Socialist Conference declared May 1, an “international holiday for labor” in 1889, three years after the Haymarket Affair of May 1886 in Chicago. In that event, Haymarket Square labor protests turned to riots after someone threw a bomb at police, according to History. At least seven police and one civilian was killed. May Day also later became known as International Workers Day.

Like the Los Angeles Times, NBC News’s website included an AP story for May Day about anti-Trump immigration protests across the U.S. CBS and USA Today also ran other AP stories on their respective websites, which also said precious little about the political ideals of marchers around the world.

According to a Nexis search, Late on May 1, after 9 p.m., The New York Times included two sentences “in the news” referring to May Day. The first noted that there had been demonstrations throughout Asia, including anti-sourcing protests in Indonesia and minimum wage protests in South Korea.

The second, posted after 11 p.m. read “The Paris police arrested nearly 200 masked demonstrators who smashed shop windows and burned cars during annual May Day protests.”

Neither fully conveyed the ideology or extremism of the protesters.

The Washington Post published an article, “May Day used to be a big deal in Washington. Could it ever be again?” Post local columnist John Kelly wasn’t just referring to May 1, as a day of labor protests. He referenced the earlier pagan “fertility rituals,” the 1886 labor protests calling for an eight-hour workday on May 1, as well as other customs adopted around May Day.

He closed the piece cheekily saying, “However you choose to mark May Day — by wrapping a ribbon around a pole or calling for the overthrow of capitalism — please celebrate responsibility.” Still, that tiny admission of the anti-capitalism leanings of May Day protests was more than other media were including.

CNN actually reported the violence in France as they looked at rallies around the world, although it took a decidedly left-wing tone as it described a rally in Cuba. CNN reported that in Cuba, People carried posters of “revolutionary hero Che Guevara.” Many dispute the notion that he was a hero, and criticize the Marxist Guevara as a homophobic murderer.

Wire services and international media did a better job. Reuters reported that French police arrested more than 200 people after masked protesters smashed windows and hurled Molotov cocktails at the planned labor union May Day rally.

But Reuters described the anarchists as “hijacking” the event, even though it acknowledged they were also carrying Soviet flags and committing anti-capitalist vandalism, arson and looting.

“The protesters chanted anti-fascist slogans, waved old Soviet flags and anti-government banners and threw firecrackers,” Reuters reported.

Although no violence was reported there, the Greek Communist Labour Union organized a 7,000-person march in Athens, according to Associated Press. They carried red and yellow banners — the same colors as the old Soviet flag. However, that was the only mention of communism in the entire story reporting on protests from nine major countries. Socialism and Marxism were not mentioned at all.

The BBC was much more direct. It admitted the event was “originally chosen by socialist, labour and communist” groups and published photographs of rallies which included the Iraqi Communist party marching with hammers and sickles and red flags with yellow hammers and sickles at a Moscow rally. The Daily Mail found London demonstrators waving Stalin banners in addition to Communist flags.

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‘Fact-Checkers’ Continue to Ignore Keith Ellison’s Recent Pile of False Claims

On April 13, Minnesota Congressman and DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison told a “progressive” audience that “Women are dying because we are losing elections,” specifically alleging that this is the case in Texas and Missouri.

It was yet another false claim — even if numerically true, the results would have to be tied to specific actions by Republican lawmakers in those states, and they aren’t — in what has been a series of false claims made by Ellison during the past several weeks. Democratic Party operatives posing as “fact-checkers” have been predictably AWOL.

Tammy Bruce addressed Ellison’s latest tall tale on the Monday, April 16 edition of Fox & Friends, and made an important larger point about how a favored leftist program is genuinely hurting women:

Transcript (beginning at 0:11 after host’s introduction):

(pre-recorded clip)

KEITH ELLISON: Did you know in Missouri and in Texas and maybe other places, maternal mortality has risen. Women are dying because we are losing elections.

UNKNOWN MALE: Yes!

ELLISON: We don’t have the right to lose a damn election.

(Back in studio)

AINSLEY EARHARDT: Is this a bridge too far? Here to debate this is National Justice Director for Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign, Tezlyn Figaro, and Fox News contributor and radio talk show host Tammy Bruce.

Tammy, I’ll start with you.

TAMMY BRUCE: Sure, good morning.

EARHARDT: Is that true? Did you think women are dying because Hillary Clinton didn’t win?

BRUCE: No. As a matter of fact, even a part of what the Congressman mentioned, which was a survey out of Texas, has already been debunked as being incorrect, because somebody checked something wrong in a pull-down menu when it came to maternal fatality rates.

But it also struck me though, as really incredibly pandering, that woman are so fragile, so out of control of their own lives that if Democrats don’t get elected that we’ll die.

The fact of the matter is that women are at risk especially when they don’t have a job, when they don’t have enough money to pay the rent, when they can’t live where they want to live, when they don’t have enough money for their premium for health care or for the certainly for the deductible and the co-pays, that is where women decide to not to go to the doctor or take their children to the doctor, because of what as an example ObamaCare did to co-pay rates.

Concerning Ellison’s maternal death claims about Missouri and Texas, as Lauretta Brown noted at Townhall.com Monday afternoon:

The statistic Ellison was referring to in Missouri has been attributed to the larger number of women in the state who drink or are obese. The statistics in Texas have been attributed to flawed data.

Last week, Ellison criticized Consumer Financial Protection Bureau head Mike Mulvaney for spending government money on frosted glass for certain offices, describing it as an example of (not kidding) lack of “transparency.” The glass was ordered before Mulvaney took over the CFPB, and the director pointed out that Ellison’s own office is, in Reason.com’s words, “physically opaque.”

In an item carried at a far-left website on March 21 — for trivia buffs, the same website which falsely reported not only that Karl Rove would be indicted over Plamegate in 2006, but that he actually had been indicted — Ellison attacked the allegedly overpaid CEO at McDonald’s (but not the horde of athletes and entertainers who earn more, often far more), claiming that he is paid $9,000 an hour. Ellison also claimed that McDonald’s is “clear-cutting forests so they can graze more cattle.” Both claims are brazenly false.

The left’s determination to cover for Ellison, perhaps even more than for other Democrats, is seen in the failure of that website to accurately reflect what Ellison said in the posted audio interview about the CEO’s compensation. Despite the error having been pointed out several weeks ago, the text at the website’s transcript of that interview still says that the CEO’s hourly pay is “$3000,” as does a highlight box.

Politifact hasn’t fact-checked an Ellison claim in over a year, and has only fact-checked him four times in the past four years.

A search at APNews.com on “Fact Check Keith Ellison” (not in quotes Monday evening at 9:20 p.m. ET returned no results. The AP has posted at least 15 fact checks on Donald Trump in the past month, and several of those contain multiple items.

In a rare departure from fact-checkers’ serial protection of Ellison and Democrats in general, the Washington Post in late March gave the DNC Deputy Chair’s claim that he has “no relationship” with Louis Farrakhan its worst rating of Four Pinocchios (“a whopper“). Clearly, the complete list of Ellison’s “whoppers” is much larger.

Cross-posted, with possible revisions, at BizzyBlog.com.

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ABC, CBS Ignore High-Level U.S. Talks With North Korea Ahead of Possible Meeting

In remarks late Tuesday afternoon, President Trump revealed the United States was in high-level talks directly with the North Korean government and had given the okay for South Korea to negotiate an official end to the decades-long state of war. These were major developments on the world stage but the evening broadcasts of ABC, CBS and Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo flat out ignored them. Only NBC Nightly News thought it was importing enough to inform their viewers about.

There is breaking news from President Trump tonight at a critical meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Florida. The President revealing that high-level talks have begun between the U.S. and North Korea,” announced anchor Lester Holt at the start of the segment.

As NBC Chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson explained, the talks between the U.S. and North Korea were a “milestone” because it was the first time the two countries have spoken that way in “nearly two decades.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un face to face, maybe in May or June, the President says. As he confirms high-level direct talks happening now with the North Korean regime,” she reported. “No North Korean leader has ever met with a sitting U.S. president. So, if Donald Trump does, it would be a major milestone.” Even though it was a historic moment, Jackson had a lot to complain about.

 

 

She huffed that President Trump was “granting dictator Kim Jong-un the legitimacy he craves.” It was a point some say went out the window when three presidents let the rogue state obtain nuclear weapons and reportedly the ability to hit Washington, DC with them.

Jackson did, however, note that “to pave the way, the North Koreans are in talks with South Korea, apparently given the green light by the U.S.” “South Korea is meeting and has plans to meet with North Korea to see if they can end the war, and they have my blessing on that,” Trump said in a clip. The president also said that they have not picked a final location for the talks to occur but did have it narrowed down to five possible locations.

NBC also brought on George W. Bush-era National Security Council member Victor Cha to bemoan Trump’s negotiating tactics:

This is usually something that comes at the end of a negotiation process. It’s not something at the very beginning, which will only incentivize the North Koreans to believe they have been accepted as a nuclear weapons state and will keep their weapons.

That complaint came even though the U.S. had made it clear they wanted denuclearization.

Not long after the network evening broadcasts were off the air, The Washing Post reported that CIA Director Mike Pompeo actually made a secret trip to the communist regime to meet with Kim personally. “CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend as an envoy for President Trump to meet with that country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, according to two people with direct knowledge of the trip,” the paper reported.

Instead of reporting on the historic talks, ABC’s World News Tonight reported on a baby gorilla at the National Zoo and CBS Evening News highlighted the North Pole Marathon. 

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NBC Nightly News
April 17, 2018
7:07:05 PM Eastern [1 minute 55 seconds]

LESTER HOLT: There is breaking news from President Trump tonight at a critical meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Florida. The President revealing that high level talks have begun between the U.S. and North Korea. A lot of major issues to hammer out before a potential summit between the President and Kim Jong-un. Our White House correspondent Hallie Jackson is traveling with the President in Florida.

[Cuts to video]

HALLIE JACKSON: Dominating discussions tonight, not talks with Japan’s prime minister, but a different meeting that could come within weeks.

DONALD TRUMP: I look forward to meeting with Kim Jong-un and hopefully that will be a success.

JACKSON: Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un face to face, maybe in May or June the President says. As he confirms high level direct talks happening now with the North Korean regime. For the first time in nearly two decades.

TRUMP: We’ve also started talking to North Korea directly. We have had direct talks at very high levels. extremely high levels.

JACKSON: No North Korean leader has ever met with a sitting U.S. president. So, if Donald Trump does, it would be a major milestone. Granting dictator Kim Jong-un the legitimacy he craves.

TRUMP: We have not picked the site yet. But we picked five sites where it’s potentially going to be.

JACKSON: To pave the way, the North Koreans are in talks with South Korea, apparently given the green light by the U.S.

TRUMP: South Korea is meeting and has plans to meet with North Korea to see if they can end the war, and they have my blessing on that.

VICTOR CHA: This is usually something that comes at the end of a negotiation process. It’s not something at the very beginning, which will only incentivize the North Koreans to believe they have been accepted as a nuclear weapons state and will keep their weapons.

[Cuts back to live]

JACKSON: In those talks here in south Florida, with the Japanese prime minister trade could be a tension point with President Trump pushing for a one on one agreement. Lester?

HOLT: All right Hallie Jackson, thank you.

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Britain’s mainstream is desperate for Russian guilt, and will ignore anything to get it

When Jeremy Corbyn called for more evidence to be provided about Russia’s alleged role in the poisoning of the Skripals, the howls from Parliament and much of the media were deafening. When the laboratory in charge of investigating where the nerve agent used in Salisbury came from said it couldn’t actually back up claims it was from Russia, it was the silence that was deafening.

For some reason that’s unlikely to be reflected on, the mainstream in Britain is desperate for Russia to be found guilty. There may have been a time when avoiding confrontation with another major nation would have been the desired outcome, but that time isn’t now.

The BBC’s flagship news show Newsnight has absolutely led the way in the coverage of the Salisbury poisoning, giving any professional Russophobe that was available a comfy seat and access to camera to unload their theories. If they were lucky, they were given the chance to do it against the backdrop of a hat-wearing Jeremy Corbyn photoshopped next to the Kremlin.

So news from Porton Down that scientists could not actually confirm that the Novichok agent was from Russia would surely be the lead story. Erm… no. In fact, the story didn’t even make it anywhere into Tuesday night’s program. Newsnight did find room for a report on the rise of Ukraine’s far-right groups, four years after Moscow warned of the same, so perhaps just check back in 2022 for news from Salisbury.

Never forget, the BBC sees itself like a falling tree in the woods. If the BBC doesn’t report it, does it really happen? The story did sneak into the sidebar of the BBC’s website at least, but you’d have to squint to see it. The question should be asked, if Porton Down had announced that the Novichok definitely came from Russia, would the story have been more prominent? (Let your writer just answer that question, yes, yes it would.)

One of the reasons this admission from Porton Down is so controversial is because it undermined much of the argument made by the British government to rush to judgement. Anyone who argues that Theresa May was not insinuating that British scientists had provided the proof needed to accuse Russia is being disingenuous at best.

There is, however, no need to explore insinuations when Boris Johnson is the foreign secretary because he’ll serve it up on a plate for you with a lovely garnish. He told Germany’s Deutsche Welle, categorically, that a scientist at Porton Down had told him the nerve agent had definitely, unequivocally come from Russia.

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott has had a security briefing on the evidence, and on Wednesday said: “Boris Johnson going on international media and saying he was 101 percent certain it was Putin. I don’t understand where he got that information from.” I think we all understand by now where Johnson gets his information from, he picks it out of his….

Sky News was the organization which got the exclusive interview with Porton Down’s chief executive, Gary Aitkenhead. A keen-eyed tweeter spotted that the Sky report at 8pm included the apparently misleading interview from Johnson, but that it had been removed by 10pm.

The journalist responsible for the report said it had been removed because of the developing nature of the story. Apparently the story had developed beyond the point where a foreign secretary possibly misleading his country into a dangerous diplomatic stand-off with Russia by misrepresenting the available evidence was important. In defense of Sky, it has now taken up the story and is running with it.

No need to worry though, because this is not the kind of story Britain’s famously independent and rabid-for-the-truth newspapers will allow to go unreported. Boris has been absolutely torn to pieces by exactly none of the mainstream press. Normally the foreign secretary only has to get out of bed to make the front pages, this time not even potentially misleading the nation is enough.

The hardest job in the Foreign Office is Boris’s translator, who is sent into battle after his mouth has run away from him. The translator’s first sentence normally begins with, “What Boris meant to say….

Now though it’s clear that the UK Foreign Office tweeted similar claims to those made by Johnson, before deleting the post. The British ambassador in Moscow also accused Russia directly, against the evidence. Still, nothing to see here, move along, move along.

READ MORE: Porton Down revelations: How they affect Skripal case, Russia and Theresa May’s govt

The usual suspects of the Twitterati have a new argument to confirm their bias over what they think actually happened in Salisbury. It goes along the lines of, “it’s not the scientists’ job to decide where the nerve agent came from.”

That’s a fair point to make, but the British government has made an extremely serious accusation against another state, so someone has taken on the job of deciding where it came from. Until Tuesday, most of us assumed, with some gentle nudging in that direction, that it was the scientists that had provided the information to make the claim against Moscow.

The best example I’ve found of the current climate comes from this tweet below – sorry to pick on Dan Hodges, who is used simply as an illustration.

He’s so desperate to stick to the ‘accepted’ version of events, his own eyes and ears seem to be lying to him. He’s not alone.

By Simon Rite, RT

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