Among the many, many reasons why Americans hate and distrust the mainstream media, we've got the amazing spectacle of a major story directly impacting a likely presidential candidate -- Hillary Clinton -- completely blacked out in favor of obsessive coverage for llamas on the loose.
A scientist at Georgia Tech is the latest target of the current crusade trying to intimidate dissenting scientists and writers out of the public square by accusing them of being intellectually dishonest henchpersons working for Big Oil.
USA Today reports on the efforts of Assyrian Christians to put their own army together and fend off the Islamic State, which has been raiding Assyrian communities in the Nineveh Plains, taking hundreds of women and children for use as hostages and slaves.
FBI agents intercepted 18-year-old Abdullahi Mohamud Yusuf of Minnesota at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport last May while en route to Syria to join ISIS. He had obtained a passport under false pretenses, claiming that he wanted to visit Istanbul on vacation. He was later formally arrested and charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, and entered a guilty plea on Thursday. He could spend up to 15 years in prison.
In the blizzard of Obama administration scandals, don't forget the IRS-Lois Lerner saga. That scandal is back in the news because some Lerner emails that were reported "lost" have been recovered, and the Treasury Inspector General seems to think they're important.
The latest ISIS terror video is apparently running behind schedule—it was supposed to be released on Wednesday—but all indications are that it will include a threat to murder their Christian hostages, including women and children, if the bombing campaign against the Islamic State is not halted.
Scotland Yard is trying to have a fifty-page "how-to" manual published by ISIS for foreign recruits taken offline.
"Jihadi John," as he's been known, turns out to be Mohammed Emwazi, a 26-year-old British citizen who was born in Kuwait and grew up in a comfortable West London family.
More details have emerged about Wednesday's news of three Uzbekistani men arrested in New York City for allegedly plotting to join ISIS and possibly carry out terror attacks in New York: one of the men, 19-year-old Akhror Saidakhmetov, turned out to have dual citizenship in Kazakhstan, not Uzbekistan, and the senior member of the group, 30-year-old Abror Habibov, was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida, not at his residence in Brooklyn.
Bill de Blasio comes out strongly in favor of Net Neutrality regulations he hasn't read because, apparently, they're all about the children. What could go wrong?
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