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Of course Matt Drudge should stop linking to the Washington Post

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Of course Matt Drudge should stop linking to the Washington Post

Matt Drudge, the controversial conservative news aggregating pundit who has been breaking political news stories for a quarter century, was the target of a hit piece in the Washington Post. The liberal mainstream media site claims Drudge Report linked to Russian propaganda during the 2016 election season.

One of the busiest websites in the U.S. in 2016 regularly linked to Russia propaganda

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/11/10/one-of-the-busiest-websites-in-the-u-s-in-2016-regularly-linked-to-russia-propaganda/?utm_term=.0b4b9f03e955By July 2016, according to the analysis site SimilarWeb, Matt Drudge’s link-aggregation site Drudge Report was the second-most-visited on the Internet in the United States. Over the course of the month — the month of the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions and the month of the leak of emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee — SimilarWeb estimates that Drudge had 1,472,220,000 page views. That’s 1.4 billion, the equivalent of 47 views of the Drudge Report every second of every minute that month.

The irony of the story is that Drudge Report often links to Washington Post itself. In a Tweet, the provocateur claims to have linked to over 10,000 stories and is the source of 37% of their traffic.

The Washington Post is one of the most prolific publications in the world of political news and opinions. Owned by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, the newspaper and website have been accused of pushing their narratives further and further to the left. They’ve endorsed a Democrat in every major race they’ve weighed in on for nearly a decade and are the source for a large portion of mainstream media’s hit pieces against conservatives.

Dump ’em, Drudge

Our own little news aggregator, The New Americana, avoids WaPo, NY Times, CNN, and most major mainstream media publications whenever possible. It’s time for Drudge to use the tremendous reach his website possesses to drive eyeballs towards conservative publications exclusively. For every important piece of news reported by mainstream media, there’s almost always a variation of the story on Washington Examiner, DailyWire, Townhall, or here at NOQ Report. All of us (other than DailyWire) are on Google News. All of us tell stories the right way.

With dozens of news sites available that do not put a liberal spin on every story, it would behoove Drudge to send people to those sites rather than the progressive rags that populate mainstream media.

Even if he continues to link to other publications, WaPo should be blacklisted. Why send traffic to a site that stabs you in the back? Killing 37% of a site’s traffic goes a long way towards teaching them not to bite the hand that feeds them. It’s time to drop WaPo, Mr. Drudge.

+Jesseb Shiloh is not-so-new to blogging. He enjoys things that most don't and doesn't mind and occasional nap. And he's never ambiguous nor contradictory most of the time. Find him on Twitter.

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College newspaper attacks professional news media for reporting the news

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College newspaper attacks professional news media for reporting the news

One of the student newspapers at the New York public college where police are reportedly allowed “as a courtesy” to use an out-of-the-way, dilapidated bathroom, is trying to school some of the reporting outlets (including NOQ Report) as “fake news” for revealing the embarrassing anti-police sentiments of its student body.

The defense from the student news media?

The student bathrooms are in horrible condition all around campus, including:

A toilet missing its seat can be found in Boylan Hall. A bucket catching dripping water from a sink can be seen in the “New Ingersoll Extension” that was built onto the main Ingersoll building. No soap or paper towels is a problem even inside Brooklyn College’s most iconic building, the library, famous for its clock tower that is featured in the official logo for the college. The Kingsman has extensively reported on infrastructure disrepair and budgetary woes over the past two years, including articles that feature broken and dis-repaired bathrooms of both genders, only two plumbers available to fix over 100 bathrooms on campus, and, as of May 2017, a security camera system that isn’t fully functional.

So, in other words, what the hell are the cops complainin’ about?

The Excelsior newspaper, however, reports without an apparent trace of irony the unscientific poll of students (by the other newspaper) showing over one-fifth of students polled support banning police from the campus.

NOQ Report has been researching this story and will have more on the possible causes of the anti-police sentiments on this particular campus, where students’ college educations are generously supported by you, the taxpayer.

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CBS fires Charlie Rose

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Charlie Rose fired by CBS

Charlie Rose, following a report from the Washington Post that he allegedly sexually harassed eight women, has been fired by CBS. He is also currently suspended by PBS and Bloomberg.

CBS News President David Rhodes said in a statement, “Despite Charlie’s important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace.”

This is the latest in a long string of powerful men being taken down by the alleged past actions regarding sexual misconduct.

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Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them — with nudity, groping and lewd calls

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/eight-women-say-charlie-rose-sexually-harassed-them--with-nudity-groping-and-lewd-calls/2017/11/20/9b168de8-caec-11e7-8321-481fd63f174d_story.html?utm_term=.5ca9ed5d45b5Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.

The women were employees or aspired to work for Rose at the “Charlie Rose” show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. They ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters. Rose, 75, whose show airs on PBS and Bloomberg TV, also co-hosts “CBS This Morning” and is a contributing correspondent for “60 Minutes.”

Charlie Rose out at CBS News amid sexual harassment allegations

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/charlie-rose-cbs-news-sexual-harassment-allegations-article-1.3648615Veteran TV news anchor Charlie Rose has been fired from CBS News a day after reports emerged that he sexually harassed numerous women since the 1990s.

CBS News President David Rhodes emailed staff Tuesday that Rose was let go over the “extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior” reported at his interview show.

BREAKING: Charlie Rose Fired by CBS Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

https://www.redstate.com/brandon_morse/2017/11/21/charlie-rose-fired-cbs/According to the Associated Press, Rose has been terminated from the network after eight different women came forward and accused Rose of sexual harassment and assault, including walking around naked in front of them, lewd phone calls, and inappropriate touching.

CBS initially suspended Rose when the news broke.

Rose soon released a statement in which he said he takes responsibility for his actions, though he felt these feelings were shared between him and the women he was pursuing.

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Images of Franken ‘groping’ Huffington aren’t the same as his other acts of sexual misconduct

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Al Franken Arianna Huffington

The media has a tendency to pile on when a story has legs. One such story is Senator Al Franken’s sexual misconduct. The first two stories about him were appropriate. The most recent one about leaked photos from a shoot featuring him and Arianna Huffington don’t belong in the conversation.

The images, seen above, depict the former comedian groping the liberal media mogul. These are clearly inappropriate behaviors in most circumstances which is why they’re coming to light, but even Huffington acknowledges they were part of the shoot”

Newly surfaced pics show Al Franken grabbing Arianna Huffington’s breasts and butt

https://pagesix.com/2017/11/20/new-pics-show-al-franken-grabbing-arianna-huffingtons-breasts-and-butt/“The notion that there was anything inappropriate in this photo shoot is truly absurd,” she said in a statement to The Post.

“Al and I did a comedic sketch for Bill Maher’s ‘Politically Incorrect’ called ‘Strange Bedfellows,’ in which the whole point, as the name makes clear, was that we were doing political commentary from bed. This shoot was looking back at the sketch, and we were obviously hamming it up for comedic effect.

“I’ve been great friends with Al and his wife Franni for over 20 years and there has never been anything remotely inappropriate in our interactions.”

There is real sexual misconduct coming to light in rapid-fire lately. It’s natural for journalists to want to break news and get the clicks from interested readers, but we have to be more discerning in the media. This is a non-story. When it’s put out there as something that it’s not, it takes away from the real stories and reduces the perceived severity of true infractions.

Franken needs to address the real issues here. He needs to step down. Getting quotes from a feminist like Huffington that downplay his actions reflects negatively on actions he committed against other women.

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