Sinclair is a huge news group that appears to be getting bigger. From Vox: This month, the 193 local TV affiliates owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group began running a series of promotional segments, warning of a scourge of “fake news” promoted by “members of the media [who] use their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control ‘exactly what people think.’” The segments, which echo the Trump administration’s anti-media rhetoric, are eerily uniform across all Sinclair affiliates, so much so that Deadspin’s Timothy Burke was able to edit them together into a supercut showing dozens of Sinclair anchors saying the exact same words. More at Vox.com
A physician got caught up in the anti-doping campaign that is going on behind the scene in the US. In order to combat the opioid crisis Medical Boards are looking for problems in how controlled substances are prescribed. This physician’s story is heartbreaking. I have done no fact checking on this story. This doctor was going thru a divorce. She got depressed and wrote for some Xanax for herself. According to her story, the time that she was on the Xanax was “brief”. In the end she lost her medical license, her board certification…she lost everything. As I see it, she made one huge mistake. She wrote herself a prescription for a controlled substance. This led to allegation of alcoholism and substance abuse. Very sad.
If you are interested to know why those hacked emails PROVE that Russia wanted Trump in the White House and not Hillary, then you need to read this story. There wasn’t one hack instead there was a series of several hacks. This is a must read.
Danish spied on Russia – The Dutch intelligence service passed on “crucial evidence” to the FBI about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant reported Friday, citing the results of an investigation. Hackers from the Dutch intelligence service known as the AIVD gained access to the network of Russian hacking group “Cozy Bear” in the summer of 2014. While monitoring the group’s activities, the AIVD learned of attacks launched on the Democratic Party, according to six unidentified American and Dutch sources cited by the investigation.
Another shooting – This shooting is at the YouTube headquarters in California. 3 people are reported dead at this time.
The 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King is coming up. King interrupted his Poor People’s Campaign to help the sanitation workers in Memphis. Here is a very nice op-ed by Jessie Jackson (a complex figure in the civil rights movement). The night before King’s assassination he gave his famous MountainTop speech. King had several famous speeches. Please read or listen to his MountainTop speech.