Videos Show Hamas Launching Rockets From Near Hotels and UN Buildings

by Greg Pollowitz

Let’s see how Hamas spins these two videos showing Hamas firing rockets at Israel from next to hotels and UN facilities.

Up first, here’s New Delhi Television (NDTV) with video of the terrorists first setting up and hiding the launchers, and then firing the rockets the next day:

And here’s the report from France 24 that alleges the Hamas rockets were fired “100 meters” from a UN facility:



Greenwald Publishing Secrets from a New Source

by Greg Pollowitz

CNN reports:

The federal government has concluded there’s a new leaker exposing national security documents in the aftermath of surveillance disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, U.S. officials tell CNN.

Proof of the newest leak comes from national security documents that formed the basis of a news story published Tuesday by the Intercept, the news site launched by Glenn Greenwald, who also published Snowden’s leaks.

The Intercept article focuses on the growth in U.S. government databases of known or suspected terrorist names during the Obama administration.

The article cites documents prepared by the National 

Counterterrorism Center dated August 2013, which is after Snowden left the United States to avoid criminal charges.

Greenwald has suggested there was another leaker. In July, he said on Twitter “it seems clear at this point” that there was another.

Government officials have been investigating to find out that identity.

The rest here.

And here’s the article from The Intercept.

CNN Reporter Apologized for Getting Drunk and Biting EMTs

by Greg Pollowitz

Via the New York Post:

The State Department launched an investigation after a foreign ​correspondent ​for CNN ​allegedly bit two medical workers​ ​during a drunken fit at the US Embassy​ in Baghdad​.

Senior international correspondent A​rwa Damon was said to be intoxicated and abusive to medics stationed on the grounds of the embassy, and bit both EMTs on their forearms as they tried to treat her on July 19, ​according to a $2 million lawsuit​ they filed against Damon and CNN in Manhattan on Monday​.

The papers say Damon, 36, bit EMT​​s Tracy Lamar and Charles Simons as they tried to help her, before threatening them and saying she was a “major reporter for CNN.” The suit claims CNN hired Damon knowing she “has a history of becoming intoxicated and then abusive,” and a “penchant for violence even when sober.”

A source tells Page Six, “The State Department prepared a report on the incident, which was sent to CNN.” But Damon continued working for the network, where we’re told she is well-regarded.

Page Six can also reveal a sobered-up Damon later wrote a groveling apology to US Embassy staff about her “disastrous behavior,” which she claims she doesn’t fully remember.

She said in an e-mail: “It’s been an extremely stressful time, I was exhausted, I had not had proper food all day and clearly miscalculated how my body would handle the alcohol consumed … Needless to say, I am utterly mortified and take full responsibility for my actions, which are inexcusable.”

Call me crazy, but I like her more now.


The Salon Most-Ridiculous-Story-of-the-Day: Robot Sex

The Salon Most-Ridiculous-Story-of-the-Day: What’s a Cheating Wife To Do?

by Greg Pollowitz

This is a real puzzle, a Scooby-Doo mystery even. What should she do?

Times of Israel Pulls Piece Titled ‘When Genocide Is Permissble’

Real Salon Article or a Parody?

by Greg Pollowitz

The Federalist had a delightful post up the other day challenging readers if they could tell the real Salon headlines from the headlines parodying the online magazine. 

Try the quiz yourself — it’s not easy to tell the difference. I only scored four correct out of the seven headlines.

Here are a few more of Salon’s very real headlines from the past two weeks that could just as easily been fakes:

What I learned from dating someone in an open marriage

I’m a lesbian marrying a man​

Teach teens to tie each other up! Kids interested in BDSM could learn about “kinky” sex from “50 Shades of Grey” — or from a professional educator

​And finally, there’s this one. . .

10 more strange facts about penises

​”More strange facts?” How many more facts do Salon readers want?



MSNBC’s Ed Shultz Doesn’t Want Amnesty via Executive Action

by Greg Pollowitz

Via SooperMexican:

I really don’t think much of Ed Schultz, but I have to admit that he does seem to sincerely care about the American worker, even if his solutions are usually socialist schemes that hurt America more than it helps. But in a remarkable segment on his show Tuesday evening, he admits that giving out worker permits to millions of illegals will hurt the American worker.

This is remarkable and off the Team Obama talking points that if Congress won’t act, the president should. We’ll see if the president is willing to actually act on his threats. Video of Schultz here.