Jen Psaki Tells a Lie So Egregious That It Should Have Border Patrol Agents Walking off the Job – RedState

Until yesterday, the mainstream media weren’t interested in the tens of the thousands of mostly Haitian illegal immigrants rushing the border at Del Rio, TX. It didn’t matter that the people involved were living in their own feces under a bridge in a refugee camp. Donald Trump isn’t president, so who cares, right?

That lack of attention suddenly changed yesterday after a picture went viral purporting to show a CBP agent whipping a black illegal immigrant. Of course, even a quick glance revealed that the agent was grabbing the man with his hand and that the “whip” was actually the long reins on the horse. It didn’t matter, though. The media had their racism angle, and they were going to push it.

What wasn’t expected was for the White House to lie about their own executive agents at the Border Patrol. Yet, Jen Psaki did just that during her briefing yesterday, calling the supposed scene “horrific” without even bothering to do an ounce of research.

Yet, even still, you could maybe chalk up Psaki’s original commentary to ignorance given she was speaking shortly after the picture went public. What you can’t do is excuse her getting up the next morning, appearing on a major news show, and saying the same thing nearly a full day after the entire controversy was debunked.

Imagine being a Border Patrol agent right now in Del Rio, TX. You are overworked, underpaid, away from your family, and faced with an impossible situation as tens of thousands of illegal immigrants flow across the river. Your superiors have tied your hands as far as enforcement, yet you go out there and still try to do your job as best you can. But instead of being praised and supported, the White House, knowing the actual facts, goes on national TV to lie about “whipping” Haitians in order to push a false racist narrative.

It’s astonishing, and truly, I’ve never seen anything like this. You would expect the administration to have some semblance of integrity when it comes to speaking about the agencies they directly control. Instead, Psaki is just spewing untruths as if the CBP are some rogue entity just doing their own thing. That kind of lying betrayal in light of readily available facts is absolutely shameless. It’s enough that I think CBP agents should start walking off the job in response.

Clearly, the White House believes they can make political hay by making “racist” CBP agents the story instead of the massive humanitarian failure at the border that they caused. None of this would be happening had Joe Biden not walked in and reversed key Trump-era policies that were keeping the tide at bay. What we are seeing right now was completely preventable. And for Psaki, and Biden by extension, to lie about CBP agents instead of taking responsibility for their decisions is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen in covering politics.





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Walking the Delicate Line Between Reporter and Activist – Reason.com

I spent the second half of the 1990s hanging out with people who operate unlicensed radio stations. That was partly because I was covering them as a reporter, and it was partly because I was active in a movement to legalize their illicit transmissions. I didn’t see anything wrong with that dual role—I wasn’t pretending to be objective, and anyone who read my articles could see where I stood—but sometimes the lines got a little blurry.

Like the night in 1998 when I found myself standing on a nondescript West Philly block with a crew of crunchy anarchists. An outlet called Radio Mutiny was hosting an East Coast gathering of pirate broadcasters, and we had just been through a day of workshops, speeches, and press interviews; now some of us were about to get a tour of the station’s makeshift studio. One of the local pirates looked around to reassure himself that there weren’t any interlopers. “OK, all the reporters are gone,” he said. “We can go up now.”

One of my scruples kicked in, and I raised my hand. “Uh…you guys do know what I do for a living, right?”

They laughed. “Oh, you’re OK, Jesse,” one said, unlocking the door and ushering us inside. I hadn’t set out to do immersion journalism, but evidently I was immersed.

* * *

It wasn’t the first unlicensed station I visited, and it wasn’t the last. In 1999, as I was crossing the country to start a new job, some pirates in Texas even put me up for the night in their transmitter room, which meant sleeping on a stack of dirty mattresses next to a machine that emitted the most high-pitched sound I’d ever heard. Eventually I published a book about all these broadcasters and the history that had shaped them. Rebels on the Air came out in September 2001—not, in retrospect, the best month to sell a book about radio—and now it is turning 20.

I had two big goals when I set out to write Rebels. One was to relate a century’s worth of stories about the people who had done creative things on the radio dial. The other was to expose the forces that kept quashing that creativity: the corporate consultants who imposed dull and standardized radio formats, and the government regulators whose entry barriers made it harder to offer alternatives to those formats. So much harder, in fact, that some of those creative programmers felt the need to vault the barriers and broadcast illegally.

In the early chapters, I mostly synthesized other people’s work. One group of scholars, who tended to be libertarians, had written extensively about the ways established economic interests used the Federal Communications Commission to fend off competition. Another group of scholars, who tended to be leftists, had written about the nonprofit broadcasters who got cleared off the air in the process. There had not been much cross-pollination between these two tribes, so I weaved their accounts together.

Then I added to their accounts by writing about the rebels who kept broadcasting even after the nonconformists had been moved to the margins. I interviewed retired DJs, read old program guides, visited archives, and looked around for people who were still doing creative things on the air, some legally and some not. If I picked up an interesting radio transmission as I drove through an unfamiliar part of the country, I might look up the station’s address and drop in. Someone was always happy to show me around.

There’s no shortage of things I wish I’d done differently. Did I really need to spend 18 pages unpacking the civil war then unfolding within the leftist Pacifica network? And when I was writing about the nonprofit stations the government herded off the air in the 1920s and ’30s, I should have said more about another crackdown that happened around the same time: The same regulators who cleared away stations that didn’t depend on ads also made life hell for small, independent outlets they deemed excessively commercial. (In 2005, happily, Clifford Doerksen’s American Babel told that part of the story.)

But Rebels was fun to write, and its closing words feel even more resonant in 2021 than in 2001: “If there’s also been an explosion of drivel, smut, and paranoia, so be it: at least it’s our drivel, smut, and paranoia. These voices come unvarnished.”

* * *

Even after Rebels came out, I kept walking that delicate line between journalism and activism. In 2003, five years after my visit to Radio Mutiny, I went back to Philadelphia to cover the annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).

The NAB had been urging the feds to crack down on the pirates, and the enmity was mutual. At the association’s 2002 convention, members of the Prometheus Radio Project—an organization formed by some of the same folks who had launched Radio Mutiny—had slipped onto the trade-show floor and set up a stall as “Cheap Channel,” a parody of the huge radio chain Clear Channel. There they invited browsers to subscribe to their automated “Digital ShlockJock system.” (“Delight in the witty repartee, tailored to YOUR HOMETOWN, and delivered by warm ‘human-sounding’ voices.”)

Now reporters from several low-power radio operations were requesting press credentials for the Philadelphia convention—and they were doing it via the Prometheus Radio Project. What’s more, the person putting in the request was the ringleader behind the Cheap Channel prank. Unsure if this was another trick, the NAB decided the thing to do was to contact me. I don’t remember the caller’s exact words, but it boiled down to: “You criticize us all the time, but we know you’re an actual reporter. Do you happen to know if these people are real reporters too? Are they planning to punk us?”

Well, I ain’t no snitch but I’m willing to be a diplomat. I said I hadn’t heard anything, which was true, and then I rang up the Cheap Channel prankster and told her about the call I’d just fielded. If Prometheus wanted to reassure the NAB, I said, I’d be happy to relay the message. If it preferred to stay mum, I’d keep out of it. Just don’t ask me to lie.

She told me these really were legitimate reporters, I passed along the news, they got their credentials, and they covered the event. The only person on the request list who was barred was the prankster herself. As I collected my own press badge at the entrance to the convention hall, the lady handing them out lowered her voice and thanked me for my help.

After the convention ended, the prankster told me something in a low voice too. “I had a plan to slip in and do another stunt,” she confessed, “but I didn’t want to make you look bad.” There go those blurred lines again.



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Photo shows person who looks like Brian Laundrie walking Florida street

NORTH PORT, Fla. – Authorities are probing whether a cellphone photo taken Friday of a man cops say looks a “heck” of a lot like the boyfriend of missing Long Island woman Gabby Petito is indeed Brian Laundrie, who vanished this week after being named a person of interest in the case, The Post has learned.

The photo was snapped just before 5 p.m. Friday on Targee Ave in North Port — about two blocks from Laundrie’s parents’ home, metadata from the image reveals.

The image shows an apparently bald-headed, clean-shaven man with what officials suggest is a similar build to Laundrie casually walking in flip-flops and wearing headphones. The Post has not been able to identify the man in the photo.

The image, taken by passerby Zachary Randazzo, was snapped about an hour and a half before investigators from the North Port Police Department showed up at Laundrie’s parents’ home after their attorney called the FBI to report him missing, metadata from the image shows.

Authorities are probing whether the man in this cellphone photo is Brian Laundrie, who is now missing along with his girlfriend Gabby Petito.
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Cops are aware of the photo — and are investigating, said Josh Taylor, the spokesman for the North Port Police Department.

The man in the photo appears to have tattoos on his left arm, which Laundrie does not, noted Taylor.

Brian Laundrie has been silent about Gabby Petito's disappearance since returning to their Florida home alone after the two went on a road trip.
Brian Laundrie has been silent about Gabby Petito’s disappearance since returning to their Florida home alone after the two went on a road trip.
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“Not looking like him. Tattoo on left arm … but we are going to make sure,” he said.

Taylor added “Other than that, sure as heck looks like him.”

Randazzo, 18, of Tampa, said he did a double-take when he saw the man, who he claimed “looks just like [Laundrie’s] clone.”

“We’re not 100 percent sure, but it looks so close I don’t know how it couldn’t be him,” he added.

Police are now on a manhunt for Laundrie in T. Mabry Carlton Reserve, a nearby Sarasota County wildlife refuge.

Laundrie has been silent about Petito’s disappearance since returning to their Florida home alone on Sept. 1 after the two went on a summertime road trip across the country.

The North Port Police Department, FBI, and agency partners are currently conducting a search of the vast Carlton Reserve for Brian Laundrie.
The North Port Police Department, FBI and agency partners are currently conducting a search of the vast Carlton Reserve for Brian Laundrie, who looks like the man seen in this cellphone photo taken Friday.North Point PD

His family told police they haven’t seen him since Tuesday, when he told them he was headed to the nature reserve.

Petito’s family last heard from the 22-year-old woman via text message on Aug. 30, but her mother previously said she doesn’t believe she was the one who sent the message.



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Athletics – WA restructures cross country, combined and race walking events

FILE PHOTO: Athletics – Diamond League – Zurich – Sechselaeutenplatz square, Zurich, Switzerland – September 8, 2021 World athletics president Sebastian Coe REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

September 14, 2021

(Reuters) – World Athletics (WA) has moved the cross country, combined events and race walking meetings to a three-tier World Tour format to allow the governing body to create a simpler calendar of international events.

Competitions in the WA Cross Country Tour, Combined Events Tour and Race Walking Tour will have gold, silver and bronze status, with the calendars for each to be announced in due course.

WA said there would be $400,000 in prize money on offer for the best performers, which includes a new pool of $75,000 for the best male and female cross country runners.

“One of our primary goals… is to improve the competitive and earning opportunities for elite athletes around the world and these new tour formats are designed to do just that,” WA President Sebastian Coe said in a statement https://www.worldathletics.org/competitions/world-athletics-challenge-combined-events/news/world-tour-cross-country-combined-events-race-walking on Tuesday.

“They will also create new avenues for fans to watch our leading athletes, either in person or via broadcast or livestream.”

All gold level Cross Country Tour meetings will be shown on WA’s YouTube channel and the organisation is working on similar coverage plans for next year’s Combined Events and Race Walking Tours.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)





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After Walking Like a Robot in Pennsylvania Field, Biden Gets On One Knee Like an Idiot

Joe Biden is hated for stealing an election and then the deaths of 13 soldiers in Afghanistan.  There’s no explanation for his bizarre actions at the same time.

Today Joe Biden went to the field in Pennsylvania outside of  Shanksville, PA where on September 11, 2001, flight 93 crashed.  Today he looked lost again and hardly able to walk as he approached the site of the crash of flight 93.  Then for some weird reason, Biden gets down on a knee.

Joe Biden is so hated it doesn’t matter what he does.  He looks bizarre, lost and his actions are anti-American and destructive.

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Woman Attacked by Alligator While Walking Dog, Seriously Injured After Creature Drags Her Into Water by Leg

When there’s a story about a woman walking a dog near a body of water in alligator country, you can probably figure out what happens next.

But a few details of this particular incident on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina make the tale a little more unusual.

It was 8:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, and a woman was walking her small dog near a lagoon where an 8-foot alligator was lurking.

Perhaps the gator meant to go for the dog and ended up with more than it bargained for when it clamped down on the woman’s leg.

Usually, it’s the owner who jumps in to save the dog from becoming dinner, but in this case, the alligator dragged the woman into the water.

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According to a news release from the local government, a nearby resident spotted her struggling.

“She investigated and found the victim in the water with an alligator latched on to her lower leg(s),” the release says. “The witness entered the water and tried to pull the victim back to safety.”

The witness’ husband joined the rescue effort and managed to free the woman by repeatedly hitting the alligator with a shovel, according to WTOC-TV.

While the woman sustained serious injuries and was taken to a hospital, her dog was fine.

The same cannot be said of the alligator, which was trapped and euthanized following the incident.

Fire and rescue personnel, Hilton Head staff, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputies and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources officers were on the scene, according to the release.

“When fed, alligators overcome their natural wariness and can begin to associate people with food,” the release stated, adding that the contents of the reptile’s stomach will be examined to see if unauthorized feeding could have contributed to the attack.

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Many people commented on social media that as long as pet owners walk their dogs near lagoons, alligator attacks will continue; gators see dogs as dinner on legs.

Hilton Head Island Fire Deputy Chief Joheida Fister took the opportunity to warn other dog walkers of the dangers they face when passing near water.

“This is an unfortunate incident,” Fister said. “We advise residents to be aware of their surroundings, especially if they are taking walks with small pets near lagoons that are habitats for alligators.”

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Who Is This Woman Spotted Walking Through An Airport In A Bikini?

A woman walking through an airport wearing little more than a bikini and face mask has sparked headlines, with people wondering just who the person is and what was she doing there.

It all started after an Instagram account, credited to the Humans of Spirit Airlines, that posted a video capturing the woman in what appears to be an airport. In the clip, we see the woman with blonde hair wearing an olive green two-piece swimsuit along with a white face mask just strutting through the airport with no other clothes on. (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down)

The account captioned the post, “When you have a pool party at noon and a Spirit Airlines flight to catch at 4pm” and “At least she’s wearing a mask.” (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)

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At the time of this publication, the video has been viewed more than 20,000 times and counting.

The New York Post noted that the social media account that shared the video pokes fun at passengers who fly on the “ultra-low-cost carrier.” (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)

After reaching out to Spirit Airlines for a comment about the video, the New York Post reported that a company spokesperson called the clip “unverified.”

“This account often falsely attributes photos and videos to Spirit Airlines,” the rep shared, according to the outlet. “The video could have been taken at any time or any place and it has no identifying characteristic of any airline. I checked, and we have no record of this on file.”

The video leaves questions like who the mystery woman is and whether she boarded the airline—or any airplanes for that matter.





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Netflix Lifts The Walking Dead in Its Final Season

The Walking Dead is showing signs of life in its 11th and final season. Josh Stringer/AMC

AMC’s The Walking Dead has shown some surprising signs of life recently. It’s been the most in-demand TV show in the world across all platforms ever since its 11th and final season debuted on August 22nd, according to Parrot Analytics. The zombie show had seen both its total viewership and ratings in the all important 18-49 demographic sink for the previous five seasons. That’s the opposite of what television executives want to see, particularly for a franchise that will soon add two spinoff shows and a series of films.

The series The Walking Dead Season 11 Ratings Netflix

Most In Demand TV Series Worldwide

Over the last nine days, global audience demand for The Walking Dead was 75.1x higher than the average show worldwide. This was 6.6% higher than second place Game of Thrones (70.5x), and 24.1% higher than third place Attack on Titan (60.5x).

Yes, linear ratings have been dwindling for a half-decade now. That hurts when it comes to advertising fees. But The Walking Dead remains one of cable’s most-watched shows. Its worldwide demand is higher at this point into its current final season run than at any comparable point since Season 7 in 2016. Concluding this mammoth 11-year run has stirred audience excitement and additional viewing ports, such as AMC+, have enabled fans to catch the show in a multitude of new ways. This is also reflected in fans playing catch-up via Netflix.

The 150+ episodes of The Walking Dead is driving eyeballs to Netflix, proving yet again that a franchise that reached significant highs in the linear world can be reanimated in the streaming world. The series garnered 720 million minutes, or 12 million hours, of viewership on Netflix during the week of Aug. 2-Aug. 8, according to Nielsen data provided to Observer. It was the third most-watch SVOD program in that span. (The week prior, it garnered 554 million minutes, or 9.2 million hours, of viewership).

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In this case, more than half of the audience is under 35, per Nielsen, which would suggest it’s a new audience from the one that watched on linear when it launched in 2010. Adding new demographics of viewers over time helps to secure a show’s longevity. The Walking Dead‘s continued popularity underscores the value that acquired content, particularly those with deep libraries of episodes, are an important component to streaming success.While Netflix typically generates the most efficiency from shows that toggle between 30 and 50 episodes, per the What I’m Hearing… newsletter, The Walking Dead has long been viewed as a series that could spark the next major bidding war among rival streamers.

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Woman jailed for walking across Yellowstone geyser

A Connecticut woman was sentenced to a week behind bars — and must pay more than $2,000 in fines — after she walked across a thermal area in Yellowstone National Park, federal prosecutors said this week. 

Madeline S. Casey, 26, of New Hartford, was charged with walking off the boardwalk and stepping onto thermal ground as she made her way up to a thermal pool and geyser at Norris Geyser Basin, according to a press release from the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming. 

She was with two other people during the excursion, one of whom also stepped onto the thermal ground, prosecutors said. 

Multiple concerned bystanders took photos of the trespassers in the area — which is well-marked with signs warning people to stay on the boardwalk. 

Multiple concerned bystanders took photos of the trespassers in the area — which is well-marked with signs warning people to stay on the boardwalk.
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Casey was ordered spend seven days in jail, as well as pay a $1,000 fine, $40 in fees and a $1,000 community service payment to the Yellowstone Forever Geological Resource Fund during an Aug. 18 appearance in front of Magistrate Judge Mark L. Carmon in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming, according to the release.

“For those who lack a natural ability to appreciate the dangerousness of crusty and unstable ground, boiling water, and scalding mud, the National Park Service does a darn good job of warning them to stay on the boardwalk and trial in thermal areas,” Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray, of the District of Wyoming, said in a statement.

“Yet there will always be those like Ms. Casey who don’t get it,” he said. “Although a criminal prosecution and jail time may seem harsh, it’s better than spending time in a hospital’s burn unit.”

Since 1870, more than 20 people have died of burns after entering or falling into Yellowstone’s hot springs, The Billings Gazette reported

General views of Crackling Lake in the Norris Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park on May 27, 2021 in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
In one 2016 incident, an Oregon man ventured off-trail and attempted to soak in a pool with a later-recorded temperature of 212 degrees, according to the report. His body was dissolved by the scorching temperature.
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In one 2016 incident, an Oregon man ventured off-trail and attempted to soak in a pool with a later-recorded temperature of 212 degrees, according to the report. 

The man’s body had already dissolved into the scorching, acidic water by the time a recovery team returned the next day, the outlet reported. 

“Boardwalks in geyser basins protect visitors and delicate thermal formations,” Yellowstone National Park Public Affairs Officer Morgan Warthin said in a statement. “The ground is fragile and thin and scalding water just below the surface can cause severe or fatal burns.”



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Video shows Tristyn Bailey walking with alleged killer Aiden Fucci

Florida cheerleader Tristyn Bailey was last seen alive walking beside her alleged killer right before she was brutally stabbed 114 times, chilling new surveillance video shows.

Prosecutors released a trove of new evidence on Tuesday in relation to 14-year-old Aiden Fucci’s murder case.

Among the evidence is footage of the 13-year-old cheerleader walking beside Fucci toward a wooded area just after midnight on May 9 in their St. Johns neighborhood.

Police say it is the last time Bailey was spotted alive.

Over an hour later, the surveillance video allegedly shows Fucci sprinting away from a wooded area alone.

Police found Bailey’s body in the woods that same day after she was reported missing by her family.

According to her autopsy report, Bailey had 49 defensive stab wounds on her arms and right hand.

13-year-old Tristyn Bailey was walking with Aiden Fucci before Fucci savagely stabbed her to death.
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She also had 35 stab wounds to her head and neck, including some as deep as 1 3/4-inches and ones so savage the knife broke off in her scalp.

Among the other new evidence released by prosecutors was surveillance footage of Fucci’s mother, Crystal Smith, allegedly washing her son’s bloodstained jeans after the murder.

Aiden Fucci, 14, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey.
Surveillance video showed alleged stabber Aiden Fucci running off from a wooded area where Tristyn Bailey’s body was found.
St John’s County Sheriff’s Office

The video was taken inside Fucci’s family home, according to investigators.

Smith was charged in June with tampering with evidence in relation to Bailey’s murder after turning herself in. She was released on a $25,000 bond.

Three Snapchat videos were also released by prosecutors that show Fucci in the back of a police car that were allegedly taken while authorities were searching for Bailey.

‘We’re having fun, in a f—ing cop car,” Fucci says in one of the Snapchat videos.

In another video, Fucci says: “Guess who’s in a f—ing cop car… tripping, dude.”

The release of the evidence comes after police documents revealed Fucci had previously told a close female friend about his desire to murder someone and that he heard voices in his head telling him to kill.

Less than a month before Bailey was found dead, Fucci allegedly told his friend that “he was going to murder someone … within the month.”

The friend later told investigators that Fucci told her “he would find a random person walking at night, drag them into the woods, and stab them.”

Tristyn Bailey, 13-years-old, was fatally stabbed by 14-year-old Aiden Fucci.
Tristyn Bailey’s autopsy report showed she was ruthlessly stabbed in the head and neck 35 times.
St John’s County Sheriff’s Office

“He would act innocent after the murder and continue killing people,” the friend recalled to cops, adding that he told her he would ultimately “run away, make people believe he was dead, and continue killing people.”

Fucci is charged with first-degree murder and will be tried as an adult.



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