opinion By Greg McNeilly Published 3:00 p.m. UTC Jun 21, 2018 Both Donald Trump and Barack Obama have spoken out against “fake news,” a term used to describe media coverage that lacks fairness, balance, or basic facts. The problem, though, isn’t simply fake news. The problem is that we are living in the political era of the “big lie,” and we are worse off for it. So what’s a “big lie?” While politicians and journalists may make up salacious stories or launch partisan attacks, sometimes out of whole cloth, these stories tend to focus on individual circumstances or personalities. Big lies are rooted in something much deeper and pervasive – they infect our media and politicos’ basic understanding of the world and how it works, and in doing so, affect the way they report, communicate, and govern. They become the cement that keep rigid ideologies inflexible. Here are just a few of the big lies infecting … [Read more...] about ‘Big lies’ worse than ‘fake news’
The men showed up at the first game of the inaugural season. They were hard to miss, wearing designer clothes, touting their connections to Qatar royalty and flaunting money and expensive tastes. They apparently were impressed by the action in the Big3’s opening weekend in Brooklyn, N.Y., because within weeks they became minority investors in the fledgling basketball league. But league owners allege the group, which includes the half-brother of Qatar’s emir, wanted much more. A lawsuit filed Thursday morning alleges the foreign investors withheld millions of dollars and in an attempt to push out the Big 3 founders, which includes entertainer Ice Cube, and take over the league. Cube and co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz, a veteran executive in the entertainment industry, are seeking $1.2 billion in damages, and allege they were swindled by the foreign investors, including the Qatar emir’s half-brother, Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani, who is the CEO of the Qatar … [Read more...] about Ice Cube’s Big 3 league, in $1.2-billion lawsuit, alleges Qatari investors balked on pledges
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Autism treatment firm lands $8-million state grant, spends big on governor's race Centria Healthcare, under investigation for Medicaid fraud by the Michigan Attorney General, is among top donors to Lt. Gov. Brian Calley's campaign. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 18 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs John Wisely and Elisha Anderson, Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 a.m. ET Feb. 25, 2018 | Updated 10:35 a.m. ET Feb. 25, 2018 CLOSE Lt. Gov. Brian Calley talks about Centria Healthcare, a company that provides autism therapy and is under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 18 COMMENT … [Read more...] about Autism treatment firm lands $8-million state grant, spends big on governor’s race
It's supposed to be the cardinal rule when it comes to CVs and job applications: don't lie! But in practice it's not so clear-cut. One study found that 63 percent of people admitted to lying or exaggerating on their CV. Just recently, the story broke that Germany's Defence Minister, Ursula von der Leyen, fiddled her CV. Von der Leyen lists stints at the prestigious US university Stanford from 1992 to 1996, which the university itself said it could not confirm. Coming on top of allegations of plagiarism in her dissertation, this doesn't exactly do wonders for the minister's reputation. Von der Leyen isn't even the first German defence minister to face accusations of plagiarism. In 2011, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg stepped down from the post after plagiarism was discovered in his doctoral dissertation. Nor is this kind of CV wrangling limited to German politicians. Current US vice president Joe Biden had his 1988 bid for the top spot scuppered when it came out that he hadn't been … [Read more...] about Does it really pay to lie on your CV?
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Millennials are now leading the pack of home buyers, and what’s one incentive driving them to take the mortgage plunge? Their dogs. A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of SunTrust Mortgage found that 33 percent of millennial home buyers’ decision to buy a home was driven chiefly by their dog. Furry friends outranked wedding bells (25 percent cited marriage as their top motivator for buying a home) and kids, too (only 19 percent said birth of a child was their prime incentive). And even those millennials who don’t yet own a home but are planning to are prioritizing pups, with 42 percent of those surveyed by SunTrust saying a dog — present or future — is a key factor in their home purchasing decisions. Oh, the Inhumanity of Apartment Dog-Dwelling Certainly, this was true for 25-year-old Gwen Werner and her husband. They … [Read more...] about One Big Reason Millennials Are Buying Homes? For Their Dogs