Harvard/MIT Study: ‘Breitbart Is NOT Alt-Right’


An extensive study that professors and data scientists at Harvard and M.I.T. conducted has concluded that Breitbart News does not represent the “alt-right,” undercutting the legitimacy of left-wing activists, Democrats, reporters in the legacy media, Never Trumpers, and establishment Republican bobbing heads and mouthpieces who rushed after Charlottesville to reflexively smear, malign, and defame Breitbart News as an “alt-right” outlet associated with white supremacists and Nazis. In a New York Times magazine cover story explaining how there is “no real precursor for Breitbart” of an outlet that has so quickly emerged to “dominate the political conversation in a pivotal election,” renowned essayist Wil S. Hylton spoke to Harvard law professor Yochai Benkler, who has studied the “rise and influence” of Breitbart News in addition to the news media ecosystem with colleagues at Harvard and M.I.T. with a “colossal database.” Their Media Cloud database has at least ten years worth of articles and websites that enables them to study how information and news travel. According to Hylton, “the last thing Yochai Benkler noted before” Hylton “left his office at Harvard was that his team had performed a textual analysis of all the stories in their database, and they found a surprising result”:
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Mooch Gives POTUS Advice on How to Lose WH: Adopt Morning Joe’s ‘Moderate’ Playbook!


Disgraced former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci again attempted to endanger and sabotage President Donald Trump’s reelection chances by insisting that Trump adopt Morning Joe Scarborough’s “No Labels” playbook even though statistical evidence suggests that such a strategy would guarantee Trump loses in 2020.
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Minor League! Megyn Insists ‘Ratings Were Fine,’ Throws First Pitch


NBC host Megyn Kelly threw out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game in North Carolina and insisted her “ratings were fine” even though NBC reportedly pulled her Sunday newsmagazine show at least two episodes earlier than planned because of the program’s horrific ratings. “I thought the ratings were fine,” Kelly said in Chicago earlier in the week before throwing out the first pitch at a Durham Bulls minor league game on Thursday evening. Kelly is on a promotional tour for her new morning show that will debut in September as NBC is spending heavily to minimize the chances of her damaging the network’s Today show brand even more than she already may have. Kelly’s show lost to reruns of 60 Minutes and America’s Funniest Home Videos every week and continued to set new viewership lows every week since until her final episode after she returned from her one-week hiatus during the Fourth of July Weekend. The years-old Dateline rerun that aired when she took that week off actually got more viewers than any of her shows after her return. In addition, another Dateline rerun that aired the week after Kelly’s show was unceremoniously pulled again got better ratings, as viewers
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2020: Julian Castro Creates ‘Opportunity First’ PAC

Julian Castro
Julian Castro—the ex-San Antonio mayor who was former President Barack Obama’s Housing and Urban Development secretary, created a political action committee this week, signaling that he may be positioning himself for a 2020 White House run. The “Opportunity First” group, as the San Antonio Express-News reported on Thursday evening, can oppose or support federal candidates but has yet to list any fundraising activity. Castro, who is reportedly working on a memoir that will tell “his family’s story and put that in the context of the American dream of the Latino community in the Southwest,” keynoted the 2012 Democratic National Convention and eviscerated Mitt Romney, showing he has the ability cut good “promos,” which are becoming more important for presidential candidates. The Stanford graduate who went to Harvard for law school may appeal to urbane coastal liberals in addition to left-wing “salad bowl” activists much like Barack Obama did. Like Obama at the 2006 Steak Fry in Iowa, Castro was very well received by Iowa Democrats when he attended then-Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) annual event in 2013 with then-Vice President Joe Biden. If Castro can win one of the first three primary states or finish in the top three in each state
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