Media trusts this administration over Sharyl Attkisson’s hacking claims?

http://twitter.com/#!/thestreeter/status/528262547938762753

Townhall’s Katie Pavlich made a name for herself by writing “Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up,” exposing the details of a failed government sting operation that was never intended to be made public. In other words, it was an act of journalism, asking questions and performing research rather than running with the official government story.

So it’s no surprise to see Pavlich defending investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who suspected that something fishy was going on with her personal and work computers since early 2011. A forensic audit by CBS in 2013 showed that “an intruder had executed commands that appeared to involve search and exfiltration of data.”

For a generation of journalists who still credit Woodward and Berstein as the reason they took up the profession, a story like this should be pure gold. So who wants to break open the story?

Politico has posted cellphone video released by Attkisson of an alleged hacking of her computer. The real hackery, though, appears to be going on inside the “new media.” Says Politico:

There is no way to confirm from the video alone that a hack is actually taking place, and there’s reason to doubt that Attkisson was hacked at all. In a recent post for Vox, Timothy B. Lee demonstrated how Attkisson’s so-called “evidence” isn’t necessarily anything more than the “routine technical glitches that everyone suffers.”

Again, consider this is the administration whose attorney general just this week said his biggest regret was not being more careful in the language he used in the subpoena of Fox News’ James Rosen, who says that the Justice Department went so far as to seize his parents’ phone records.

The cellphone video is just a warm-up; Attkisson promises further details next week with the release of her book, “Stonewalled.”

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/31/katie-pavlich-media-trusts-this-administration-over-sharyl-attkissons-hacking-claims/

This Is The Adorableness That Happens When You’re Surrounded By 18 Australian Shepherd Puppies

Everyone would be 100% happier if they were just surrounded by puppies. (It’s a scientific fact. Probably.)

That’s why you should check out the pictures and videos posted by Green Valley Australian Shepherds from Salt Lake City, Utah. They currently have 18 puppies just hanging around…and things get real adorable real quick.

If you need your day to be better, just check out the pups waking up from an afternoon nap.

Or playing in a puppy pile.

Or even running in slow-motion.

Nothing can stop the cuteness of this litter of puppies! (If you want to see even more puppy adorableness, you can check out the kennel’s YouTube channel, too.)

And, yeah, they were adorable from the very beginning.

So, sit back, relax, and ride out the last weeks of winter by staring at these cuties!

After all, the lingering cold weather isn’t so bad when you have 18 puppies around.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/aussie-puppy-wakeup/

‘Nearly 100 firefighters’ battle building fire in Hollywood [pics, video]

http://twitter.com/#!/joannepgarcia/status/488358098659078144

Firefighters are currently battling a large blaze at a building in Hollywood, California:

http://twitter.com/#!/ValleyFireScan/status/488360352136957953
http://twitter.com/#!/AnaGNews/status/488358148235735041
http://twitter.com/#!/Downtownboomer/status/488358095274270720
http://twitter.com/#!/Solyybee_/status/488357027324776448
http://twitter.com/#!/libertechan/status/488356577280143360
http://twitter.com/#!/JoshuaJMusic/status/488356347784622081
http://twitter.com/#!/clarrita/status/488354656494436353

Video shot from the scene:

http://twitter.com/#!/SprodeBoy/status/488361612395290627

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/13/reports-nearly-100-firefighters-battle-building-fire-in-hollywood-pics-video/

Fired Mizzou Prof. Melissa Click’s reported excuse for seeking safe space ‘muscle’ isn’t selling

As we reported yesterday, a University of Missouri board has voted to fire assistant communications professor Melissa Click for her actions during a campus protest in November.

It’s now being reported that Click told university personnel investigating the incident that she sought “muscle” to remove a student reporter from a media-free safe space out of concern for her safety:

Click was later reported as saying she never believed the student reporter definitely had a gun, but that “he could have.”

If Click thought the person might have had a gun, her reaction was bizarre:

Odd, isn’t it?

Former safe space enforcer Click has also been charged with 3rd degree assault because of her actions during the protest.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/02/26/fired-mizzou-prof-melissa-clicks-reported-excuse-for-seeking-safe-space-muscle-isnt-selling/