August 9, 2018 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads — Thursday, August 9, 2018 Morning Reads — Thursday, August 9, 2018 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 49 Comments On this date in 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The bombing came three days after the bombing of Hiroshima. About 74,000 people were killed. Japan surrendered August 14. Peaches Who will vote on the Brunch Bill this November? Is it realistic to force Georgia to use paper ballots? Georgia and the list of top locations for film production Reality Winner will be sentenced soon Jimmy Carter Kamala Harris for President – 2020? Federal agencies could spend 40% of the annual budgets in the next 2 months Twitter to crack down on ‘hate speech,’ defends decision to keep Alex Jones/InfoWars YouTube to begin adding fact check to anti-climate change vids Man breaks leg jumping border wall Senate summons Julian Assange Sweet Tea Psych experts are hurting the children Facebook accused of hindering murder investigation after refusing to hand over password Online daters generally aim out of their league Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi Subscribe Login Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Please login to comment 49 Comments Oldest Newest Inline Feedbacks View all comments Noway2016 1 year ago More Lib censorship! What’s next? Supermarket tabloids? National Enquirer, Weekly World News? “Batboy” better realize there be a target on his back! https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/youtube-climate-change-denial Stefan 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 Adding context would be pretty useful on the internet. Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 You’re right. It ain’t there. Irrelevant, though. Whatcha scared of, Sniv?? Why censor anyway? Hmmmm…? Lemme ask you this… Thus far, y’all are pretty successful in shutting down Jones. It won’t last, however, and all this free publicity if making him more well known. “Don’t throw me in that briar patch!” Them damn unintended consequences. Ain’t they a bitch?? LOL! So, who you gonna stifle next? Got your sights set on Drudge? Breitbart? Ohhhhh, guess who was the number one searched term on Google yesterday??? “Info Wars!” Awwwwwwww Nawwwww! Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 Are you defending Alex Jones?? Really? Re: search terms: I guess this is important because in your sad world popularity is more important than truth. Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus I’m defending free speech, so, yep! He says controversial crap. Hell yes he does. If he defamed the Sandy Hook families with his comments back then, then he’ll be ruled against in his upcoming lawsuit by them. Big money for the families. Psssst….B…you don’t have to listen. Pretend you’re back in your old Biscayne and turn the knob. my friend. He’s crazy as a loon, but he does not deserve to be censored. Same querstion to you, B. Whatcha scared of? Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus B? Is this quote familiar to you and your side of Book Burners? “I may not agree with what you say, but I shall defend to my death your right to say it…” Enjoy the Silence 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus NoWay, are you saying, effectively, that “Yeah, YouTube is a private business and can keep such content as Infowars out, but if people don’t want to hear it because they don’t like it or don’t understand it, they can just ignore it. YouTube should just let him speak.” I just want to be clear. Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus I’ll be clear: YouTube can certainly censor content on their site. It’s private. My point is why would anyone, including YouTube, feel the need to censor opinions/viewpoints? The ‘turn the radio knob’ phrase was metaphorical. Although, the “private entity” thing sure worked out for the Masters and the Boy Scouts, didn’t it. The Mob at The Gate sure shut them down. Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus Do you honestly believe that any person will not go to YouTube, a site with millions of videos from every imaginable subject, because Jones has 20 some odd videos on there, too? You’re an idiot! Enjoy the Silence 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus NoWay, you asked why YouTube would “feel the need to censor opinions/viewpoints”. You then point out the mob at the gate shutting down the Masters and the Boy Scouts. From my reading of these comments over time I have noted that you are somewhat fond of “whataboutism” so I thought I would utilize that in this situation. What are your thoughts on Colin Kaepernick and the NFL? More specifically, why do you think the NFL would feel the need to censor his opinions/viewpoint? How do you feel about the “mob at the gate” threatening to shut down the NFL if… Read more » Ellynn 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus “I may not agree with what you say, but I shall defend to my death your right to say it…” You’re using a fake Voltaire quote from a Evelyn Beatrice Hall book from 1903 on Voltaire to justify the use of fake facts and fake stories…. Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus I suppose it’s possible there are some liability issues too. They don’t want any involvement spreading crazy conspiracies that incite people to violence. And even if they can avoid legal liability, I’ll bet they don’t want the perception liability. Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus I’m defending free speech, so, yep! You are not defending free speech. This has nothing to do with free speech. He still has his website. (and his ISP might put that in jeopardy if he keeps this crap up.) . He says controversial crap. It’s not controversial, it’s false, incitement to violence . Whatcha scared of? I think the Sandy Hook parents are scared because of this lunatics behavior. Are you calling them cowards? ScottNAtlanta 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus The thing about FB and the rest is that they are PRIVATE companies. It isnt a free speech issue. Alex Jones is free to say whatever he wants. He just isnt allowed to use their platform any more than I can force Fox News to put me on air to publish my speech. Now, if you think FB and the other platforms control too much of what one could call the “public square” and need to be regulated as media companies…thats a different conversation. Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 “Sorry user” experience? Many of Jones’ videos have multiple millions of user views. Some folks will disagree with your characterization. downthemiddle 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 Does that also apply to Al Gore videos too? ScottNAtlanta 1 year ago Reply to downthemiddle Whataboutism…what you use when you have nothing on your side. I was taught at a very young age that if I got caught doing something wrong that saying “what about my sister…she does it too” often would elicit a spanking Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to ScottNAtlanta The Whataboutism you speak of is used to cite an unabashed double standard that is applicable to whatever brought it up. Totally valid response to the given situation. It highlights hypocrisy. Dave Bearse 1 year ago Manafort appears to be guilty of bank and tax fraud. Cohen may be charged with tax fraud. Ross at the Commerce Department has cause to pucker up. Yesterday the witch hunt charged early Trump supporter NY Congressman Chris Collins with insider trading. . Who knew there were so many witches? Trump had better not have any loose ends, or we may see his tax returns after all Caroline 1 year ago Reply to Dave Bearse And there’s about 5 more GOP house members involved with Collins. O_O 1 year ago That’s not censorship, it’s more like editorializing. Censorship is closer to what the White House does when it revokes press access to journalists they don’t like. Dave Bearse 1 year ago “A combination of factors will see federal agencies trying to spend as much as 40 percent of their budgets in the final two months of the fiscal year.” . Spending as we all know is only bad when Democrats do it. Kind of sounds like the GOP Trump administration is going to throw money at it, whatever it is. It’s not like there’s a grifter in charge, and besides, it’s the fiscally conservative thing to do! Dave Bearse 1 year ago Gee, it only took a few months after the PSC approved continued spending on Vogtle for construction manager Southern Nuclear to increase the estimated cost to complete by $1.1 billion, 15%. Convenient timing, since knowing it would cost another billion more would’ve helped make clear Vogtle is a money pit. The projected increase included $400 million for contingencies, a flag that cost to complete may continue to increase. . The good news is there was no increase is the estimated construction time to complete. That’s only doubled since the project was announced (but costs are catching up). No worries though,… Read more » Indypendant 1 year ago Noway, “I’ll be clear: YouTube can certainly censor content on their site. It’s private. My point is why would anyone, including YouTube, feel the need to censor opinions/viewpoints? The ‘turn the radio knob’ phrase was metaphorical.” I’ll be clear, bakers can certainly refuse to bake cakes. It’s their bakery. My point is why would anyone, including a homophobic baker, feel the need to not bake a cake for a couple of guys? Dave Bearse 1 year ago Reply to Indypendant Hotels, restaurants, hospitals, pharmacies, and retail stores are someone’s too. It’s their right to refuse service, am I right? xdog 1 year ago On this date in 1974, Richard Nixon resigned as president, helicoptered to Andrews where he boarded an official US plane (no longer Air Force 1) with Pat and Tricia, and departed to San Clemente. I watched the whole scene in real time and enjoyed every moment. I always note the anniversary. Ellynn 1 year ago Elementary school… I was already out of High school for over 10 years. SMH. Noway2016 1 year ago New space on the thread. The other was getting really stretched in the IPhone. I first became aware of Jones maybe five tears ago. He did a video on Bohemian Grove, a place I have actually visited with “high ranking government officials.” (For the record, I saw no one doing crazy-assed things there…). There were other Jones videos to be watched. This guy is/was high octane, probably manic and often off the wall. And to anyone who can discern bombast and bullshit, completely harmless. I haven’t seen enough Shapiro to know why he’s “bad!” armanidog 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 I’m coming around to agreeing with you. By agreeing with a Republican I probably made my dad roll over in his grave. Alex Jones is crazy and stirs up other crazy people but I’m more scared of the technical companies starting to censor non-criminal speech. Facebook, YouTube, and Apple have way too much power these days. I’m getting nervous about the USA in general, it seems like we are in a modern version of the 1917-1929 era. Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to armanidog Almost everybody censors speech. The rules are pretty relaxed around here these days, but do you think the owners would allow threats to people, or posting other members personal info? If you lived in a condo you would probably have an HOA with rules. And if you put big signs out in the common area saying “MY NEIGHBORS KIDS WEREN’T REALLY KILLED. THEY DIDN’T EVEN HAVE KIDS”, yeah, I think they might try to kick you out. Some around here are like that. All they do is let their dogs shit in the grass and don’t pick it up and… Read more » armanidog 1 year ago Reply to armanidog “It. Isn’t. Censorship. ” You are right , I should have used “purge”, “withhold” , etc. From April Glaser on Slate, “One of the great ironies in this mess is that YouTube, Facebook, and Apple are all deciding to enforce community moderation policies against hate speech that they’ve long had on their books. Any one of them could have taken this action years ago. But they didn’t, perhaps fearing that they’d be labeled as censorious liberals executing a political agenda, as if there’s anything particularly partisan about preventing a popular and bigoted fabulist from using your services to spread lies… Read more » Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to armanidog I’m not worried about apple being labeled something by rightwingers. We see around here everyday that anyone is subject to demonization for any reason, perceived or real, that threatens their fantasy worldview. Yesterday’s hero can be today’s enemy with one little slip of the tongue or thumb. Even Nunes is dangerously close to be cast under the bus today. When you are operating without principles, the rules can be pretty whimsical. ScottNAtlanta 1 year ago Reply to armanidog You’re confusing 2 separate conversations. FB and other platforms dont censor speech. They have rules for using their platform. Break the rules and you dont get to use it. Now, if you think FB controls the vast amount of public speech, then there is a separate conversation as to how to regulate FB as a media company. Right now…they are not and dont have to abide by the same rules Ellynn 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 In related news… https://www.axios.com/facebook-3d-printed-gun-ban-ad888eec-0ea9-400f-8aad-df6b5552f0c3.html armanidog 1 year ago Democrats raising Kaine “Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine holds a commanding 23-point lead — 49 percent to 26 percent — over Republican challenger Corey Stewart among likely voters in Virginia’s Senate race, according to a new statewide poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. Twenty percent of likely voters and 57 percent of independents remain undecided. Stewart is attracting only 66 percent of Republican or Republican-leaning respondents so far and trailing Kaine by more than a 2-to-1 margin among those independents who have already decided for whom they will vote. By… Read more » ScottNAtlanta 1 year ago Reply to armanidog When I went to University of Richmond…I always thought the kids that went to VCU were much cooler. UR was a bunch of up tight white kids. (Thus most of my friends went to VCU) Caroline 1 year ago Reply to armanidog One of the GOP operatives on Twitter said the race might as well have been called the minute Stewart won the primary. Ellynn 1 year ago In “local Low Country girl makes national news” (she lives in Bluffton SC, works in Savannah)… Reason she should not go to jail after flying through a 4way stop at over 60 miles an hour and blowing a .18 blood alcohol; Always got good grades. Cheerleader. National Honor Society member Belonged to a sorority, Graduated from “high accredited college’ “…pretty girl” And finally, “very clean, thoroughbred white girl” Seriously. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/a-woman-told-police-shes-a-thoroughbred-white-girl-as-she-tried-to-avoid-jail-for-dui/ar-BBLGr10?li=BBnbfcL&OCID=CALHeader ScottNAtlanta 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn So comparing girls to horses…classy Ellynn 1 year ago Reply to ScottNAtlanta Her words. She called herself that. armanidog 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn I can’t throw stones, when I was drunk/stoned back in the day I told quite a few people I was good looking and intelligent. She is 32 so she needs to get sober and close the gate before all the horses disappear. armanidog 1 year ago https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/08/dog-cloning-animal-sooam-hwang “Inside the Very Big, Very Controversial Business of Dog Cloning” “Ethicists from the White House to the Vatican have long debated the morality of cloning. Do we have the right to bioengineer a copy of a living creature, especially given the pain and suffering that the process requires? It can take a dozen or more embryos to produce a single healthy dog. Along the way, the surrogate mothers may be treated with hormones that, over time, can be dangerous, and many of the babies are miscarried, born dead, or deformed. When a dog was first cloned, in 2005—a scientific… Read more » Noway2016 1 year ago Adam (Imafool) Schiff completely punked! Collusion!!!! Collusion!!! “Are you gonna believe this audio or yor lying ears!!!!!” LMAO! When will The DS indict Schiff for collusion? xdog 1 year ago Kim Jong Un looked really happy touring a fish-pickling factory. He’s positively beaming. Trump should look so happy touring, I don’t know, a poultry processing plant in Gainesville. https://www.thisisinsider.com/kim-jong-un-visits-fish-pickling-factory-photos-2018-8 Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to xdog Mr. T looks happy when he gets to pretend to drive big trucks. Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to xdog You want happy? Watch TGM at any of his rallies! Positively beaming! Noway2016 1 year ago Because I do not know, I understand that in KS, Kobach’s lead is dwindling over the current R gov. Is KS in danger of losing to the Dem nominee in Nov? Realistically? Benevolus 1 year ago Amazing the gyrations the NC legislature is going through to try to prevent a Dem being elected to a judgeship: ” North Carolina Republicans are convinced that Democrats’ majority is an accident: When Morgan ran in 2016, the party affiliation of state Supreme Court candidates did not appear on the ballot. But Morgan’s name was listed first, due to a random drawing by the state Board of Elections. After he won, toppling the incumbent GOP candidate, Republicans became convinced that he only triumphed because his name was listed first, and included no partisan affiliation. They speculated that many voters assumed… Read more » Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus Agreed! This sounds like partisan crap.