Palmieri

Hillary Clinton’s campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri struggled to explain to Bloomberg TV’s Mark Halperin how 30,000 of the former Secretary of State’s emails were deleted.

Palmieri was a guest on With All Due Respect which Halperin co-hosts.

Halperin: We got down to, she said alright I’m going to turn over this 30,000… Then what happened physically what happened?

Palmieri: That I don’t know. I mean the server, I think, I don’t know. I don’t really understand.

Halperin: You don’t know who did the deletion or how they did it?

Palmieri: No, but I know that they went through like the 64,000 emails and divided up those that were personal…

And she’s Clinton’s 2016 campaign communications director?

The email scandal continues to be a problem for Clinton as she has refused to come clean on what really happened and is treating it as a distraction concocted by the vast right-wing conspiracy in an effort to derail her presidential campaign.

But the truth is that it’s her dishonesty and obfuscation that have kept the story alive and has made voters distrustful of her.

Click the link to view the entire segment.

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attkisson

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced on Monday that their new investigative journalism program Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson will makes its debut on Sunday October 4.

More about the program from Sinclair’s press release;

The 30-minute program, which will be based in Washington, D.C., will focus on investigative journalism and target accountability in the public and private sectors. “We will pierce secrecy and seek accountability from government, corporations and special interests,” said Ms. Attkisson, host of the broadcast. “We will report on untouchable topics in a fearless way with a team of award winning journalists. We will follow the trail no matter where it leads.”

The announcement was made by Scott Livingston, Vice President of News for Sinclair Television Group.

“This is serious journalism dedicated to serious topics that impact us all,” said Mr. Livingston. “Sinclair Broadcast Group is excited to launch this show. Our team on “Full Measure” is a sign of our dedication to the reporting. We’ve recruited experienced, dedicated and passionate news professionals with proven records in investigative reporting and network broadcasting.”

Ms. Attkisson is a recipient of five Emmy Awards, seven Emmy nominations and an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative journalism. She recently authored the New York Times bestseller, Stonewalled, which addresses the unseen influences of corporations and special interests on the information and images that the public receives every day.

Batt Humphreys will be the broadcast’s Executive Producer. He served in several executive roles with CBS News in New York, including EP of The Early Show and Director of Standards and Practices.

“In today’s world of media and journalism where reporting is often superficial we pledge to dig deeper, to bring the context and perspective to the stories that matter, to bring to our audience the ‘Full Measure’,” says Mr. Humphreys.

Kim Skeen will be lead producer. She has been recognized with multiple national awards including two Emmy Awards and many others as a producer for investigative work for CBS News, ABC News and CNN. Bryan Barr will be lead photographer. His work has won multiple local Emmys, AP and Edward R. Murrow awards in coverage of news events across the nation.

Since leaving CBS Attkisson has been highly sought after by conservative groups and the right-wing media.  She signed on as a contributor to The Daily Signal- an online news site run by the Heritage Foundation and appeared many times on Fox News’ MediaBuzz program so the launch of her own program is part of the natural progression of her new career as a journalist unfettered by the usual liberal media dictums.

Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets, including Washington, D.C, and will be closely watched by the liberal media elite.

The Philadelphia Socialists have turned to crowdfunding site Indiegogo to raise money for their operations.

Here is their pitch;

Who We Are

Philly Socialists is a locally-based political organization which was founded in 2011. In that time we have become one of the leading activist organizations in Philadelphia and one of the most dynamic socialist groups in the nation, with a number of accomplishments to our name.

What We Can Do With Your Support

With your help, in 2015 we plan on:

  • Expanding our reach by organizing a new branch in the city (taking us up to three active branches in Philly).
  • Continue offering our free GED classes for working class Philadelphia residents and free English classes for non-native speakers and new residents.
  • Take on and win a number of fights defending tenants against the predations of greedy slumlords.
  • Launch an independent tenants union based on the successes we’ve had with tenant organizing among working class residents.
  • Host a number of political education events to promote socialist, proletarian and working class ideas to Philadelphia residents.
  • Maintain a presence and offer additional support to the mass protest movements which periodically spring up in the city, with a special emphasis on feminist and anti-racist solidarity.
  • Hold a block party celebration at the site of our community garden.
  • And much more!

Why We Need Your Help

To retain a resolutely independent political perspective and an orientation toward class struggle, Philly Socialists has always strived for financial independence. From the beginning, we’ve avoided taking donations from foundations, unions, political parties, nonprofit institutions, as well as businesses (big or small). This has allowed us to navigate our own course free from meddling by bigger political players.

But this also means we rely heavily on the financial support of our members and sympathizers. Our activist members make regular monthly contributions (dues) to provide us with a budget for flyers, clipboards, posters, banners, supplies, and all the other infrastructure necessary to operate a political movement.

But we also sometimes need to ask for one-time donations from our members and supporters. We keep our solicitation to a minimum, but now is one of those times we need your support. Our goal of $10,000 through this one-time fundraiser will allow us to provide small stipends to as many as three (3) part-time organizers.

Other Ways You Can Help

We’re an activist organization composed of and fighting for poor and working class people. Not everyone in our group can make a financial contribution, but everyone can do something. If you live in Philadelphia, consider getting involved in our organizing efforts; we always have something popping. If you can’t help us meet our fundraising goals and you aren’t able to get involved in our activist work, please help us spread the word and share this Indiegogo campaign with sympathetic friends.

At least they’re out in the open.

The best part of the campaign though isn’t the Philly Socialist t-shirt or the radical art that you can get in return for a contribution but for the true believers willing to contribute $5,000, the chance to have a tractor or other heavy equipment factory will be named after you.once the Revolution has occurred.

I guess the Socialists don’t see the irony in using a Capitalist tool like crowdfunding to raise money for their very anti-Capitalist goals.

Looks like the writer of this article has been watching too much television.

From the New York Times.

Correction: January 7, 2015

An earlier version of this article misstated the name of the country whose army chased Tommy Caldwell’s kidnappers. As other references correctly noted, Caldwell was in Kyrgyzstan, not Kyrzbekistan, which does not exist.

Sensing that there is still an insatiable appetite for news aggregation from the right, former Drudge Report editor Joesph Curl unveiled his new Right Read site Monday according to The Huffington Post

The New York Times‘ David Carr lists some of the media companies (and executives) that he believes are on the hot seat this year.  The list includes MSNBC president Phil Griffin and NBC News president Deborah Turness whose respective networks are struggling to  say the least.

The Maryland Republican Party is in a celebratory mood and with good reason after having won back the governor’s mansion after an 8-year run by Democrats and gains in the state house that gave them  the highest number of state delegates in their history.  They’re still in the minority by a large margin but their election showing has buoyed their hopes for the future.

That improved mood was evident at the state party convention this past weekend at the Turf Valley hotel and conference center in Howard County which was attended by approximately 300 delegates and guests as they basked in the November victories and elected party officers for a two-year term.

While there were a few contested races, there was a glitch in the voting during one of the contests when the complex formula used to calculate votes failed.

I say complex because three years ago delegates narrowly voted to approve a formula based on how the counties voted for the gubernatorial candidate.  The net effect was to reward the more Republican areas of the state with more weighted votes at the expense of heavily Democratic counties.  In essence they the out the one-man, one-vote principle and made it impossible for anyone trying to simply count votes to see how their candidate was doing.

There are 303 central committee members that are eligible to vote in a state party election.  Thanks to the convoluted formula, there are 540 point something total possible votes.

When the formula failed state party chairman Diana Waterman was left in a lurch as the person who devised the formula had left the convention and another person who could have helped couldn’t be found.  They eventually fixed the problem and voting continued, but if one-man, one vote (what a concept!) had been in place as it should have been , this problem never would have occurred.

Many of those running for office this past weekend professed their support of the return to this simpler and more logical method, but delegates have heard this before with no action being taken.

The Republican Party is on the upswing in Maryland, but this issue divides many central committees and creates rifts that will prevent the party from moving forward in a big way.  It’s not easy being a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, but the ill will among various central committees  threatens to stall further progress and the state party hierarchy needs to  get their heads out of the sand an fix this if they want to move forward as a unified party.

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