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Yahoo News Misleads Its Readers
Filed under: — Robert Farrow @ 12:13 am

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With respect to the news, we are living in a time of upheaval. I haven’t seen current numbers, but I think far more people get their news from Yahoo than from the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, etc. Unfortunately, Yahoo News is at least as biased as the more traditional liberal news sources. Today there was a classic example of Yahoo’s misleading news coverage. This is a screen shot of what I saw on Yahoo News this afternoon:

A striking headline, to say the least: “Debate crowd cheers letting uninsured die.” Really? Really? Someone, somewhere, is dumb enough to believe that, but I’m not. So I looked up what really happened. It starts just before the five minute mark in this Ron Paul highlight video–I know, but it was the only place I could readily find that had the exchange in its entirety–when Wolf Blitzer asks Dr. Paul what should happen if a young man chooses not to buy health insurance and then contracts an expensive ailment. Paul began by saying that this is the essence of freedom–the ability to take risks. This answer got a lot of applause, as it should. Blitzer followed up by asking whether “society” should then let the young man die. Yahoo told its uncritical readers that the “debate crowd cheer[ed] the idea of “letting [the] uninsured die.” But that isn’t what the crowd cheered at all:

Paul answered Blitzer’s question “No.” By my count, three people yelled “Yeah” in response to Blitzer’s question, should “society” let the young man die. Paul’s answer was actually good: he said that when he was practicing medicine, the churches took care of indigent patients, and “we never turned anyone away.” That got another round of applause. “Society,” in other words, includes much more than the government.

So what really happened is that the “Tea Party” crowd cheered two things: 1) the proposition that people are entitled to take risks and the government should not be counted on to solve all problems, and 2) churches and other private groups should pay medical bills when an improvident individual can’t. This was transmuted by Yahoo into “Debate crowd cheers letting uninsured die.” This is the sort of ignorant prejudice against which conservatives struggle every day.

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ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse (The Associated Press)
ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack. Smith's commentary occurred during a discussion on ESPN2's ''First Take'' last Friday about the NFL's two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice following charges he assaulted his now-wife. The remarks attracted widespread attention, including a stinging rebuke online from a fellow ESPN personality. A day later, ESPN took action.

ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith over Ray Rice domestic abuse commentary (Shutdown Corner)
ESPN has suspended Stephen A. Smith from its TV and radio airwaves for a week following his controversial comments about Baltimore running back Ray Rice's wife, according to Sports Illustrated. From ESPN PR: “ESPN announced today that Stephen A. Smith will not appear on First Take or ESPN Radio for the next week." — Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) July 29, 2014 The NFL's two-game suspension of Rice was already a hotly debated topic and Smith threw gasoline on the fire, suggesting on "First Take" that Rice's then- fiancée  Janay Palmer could have done something to prevent last year's alleged domestic violence incident in an Atlantic City elevator. "What I’ve tried to employ the female members of my family — some of who you all met and talked to and what have you — is that ... let’s make sure we don’t do anything to provoke wrong actions, because if I come — or somebody else come, whether it’s law enforcement officials, your brother or the fellas that you know — if we come after somebody has put their hands on you, it doesn’t negate the fact that they already put their hands on you." Most notably, Smith's ESPN colleague Michelle Beadle drew attention to Smith's insensitive commentary.  So I was just forced to watch this morning's First Take. A) I'll never feel clean again B) I'm now aware that I can provoke my own beating. — Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) July 25, 2014 I'm thinking about wearing a miniskirt this weekend...I'd hate to think what I'd be asking for by doing so @stephenasmith . #dontprovoke — Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) July 25, 2014 Violence isn't the victim's issue. It's the abuser's. To insinuate otherwise is irresponsible and disgusting. Walk. Away. — Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) July 25, 2014 Soon afterward, Smith unleashed another ill-conceived rant on Twitter during his first attempt at an apology , reiterating in response to Beadle on Friday, "But what about addressing women on how they can help prevent the obvious wrong being done upon them? In no way was I accusing women of being wrong. I was simply saying what that preventive measures always need to be addressed because there's only but so much that can be done after the fact ... once the damage is already done." Given the weekend for a Third Take, Smith reformed his apology on the air Monday . “On Friday, speaking right here on ‘First Take’ on the subject of domestic violence, I made what can only amount to the most egregious error of my career,” Smith said. “My words came across that it is somehow a woman’s fault. This was not my intent. It is not what I was trying to say.” That apology wasn't enough to avoid suspension from his employer. ESPN president John Skipper issued a memorandum to the company's employees obtained by SI's Richard Deitsch . "As many of you know, there has been substantial news coverage in the past few days related to comments Stephen A. made last Friday in the wake of the NFL's decision to suspend Baltimore  Ravens  running back Ray Rice for two games following charges of assaulting his then fiancée, now wife, a few months ago. "We've said publicly and in this space that those remarks did not reflect our company's point of view, or our values. They certainly don't reflect my personal beliefs." Skipper further explained the decision to suspend Smith until Aug. 6 came as the result of discussions with ESPN's women's employee resource group. ESPN currently broadcasts Monday Night Football, and for those counting at home Smith's suspension is just one week shy of Rice's.

Man facing charges for urinating on Modell's grave (The Associated Press)
Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. The man, who so far has been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years in jail and a $500 fine. ''Everyone who has buried a loved one has the right to believe that their final resting place will be treated with respect,'' Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger said in a written statement. Art Modell died in 2012 at the age of 87.

Man to face charges for urinating on Modell's grave (The SportsXchange)
A man in Baltimore County will be formally charged with disorderly conduct for urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. Modell and wife Patricia are buried at Druid Ridge Cemetery in Baltimore. In a news release, State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger said charges should be a deterrent to any future offenders. The man has not yet been identified beyond his sports fan allegiance to the Cleveland Browns.

Browns fan who supposedly urinated on Art Modell's grave will be charged (Shutdown Corner)
A simple rule in life: If you urinate on someone's grave and post a video of it to YouTube to impress others, there will be consequences. Like catching a misdemeanor charge for it. An unidentified fan is seen on a YouTube video, posted under the username " BrownsFan4Life, " at  Druid Ridge Cemetery in Baltimore. He is supposedly paying his respects to Art Modell who owned the Ravens until his death in 2012. The fan then tears off his Ed Reed Ravens jersey to reveal a Browns jersey. Modell moved the Browns from Cleveland to Baltimore after the 1995 season, and most Clevelanders have never forgiven him. This genius then appears to urinate on Modell's grave using a catheter. He says in the video that's what he is doing. He then uses the same phrase Modell used when explaining why he moved the Browns: "I had no choice." Here's one of the copies of the video from YouTube, but be warned that it has bad language: This is going to surprise you, but the authorities didn't take too kindly to the fan's actions. The Baltimore Sun said the man will be charged by the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office with indecent or disorderly conduct in a cemetery, a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of two years in jail and a $500 fine. He won't be identified publicly until the charge is upheld by a court commissioner, the Sun said. "Everyone who has buried a loved one has the right to believe that their final resting place will be treated with respect," Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger  said in a statement, according to the Sun. "Bringing charges against this individual should act as a deterrent to others and assure the rest of us that no matter who you are, indecencies will not be committed against your final resting place." - - - - - - - Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab

Ray Rice earns big cheers from Baltimore Ravens fans at training camp (Shutdown Corner)
We've done our best to call out Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for his inexcusable actions (for which he never actually apologized to his victim, who just happens to be his wife now), and we've taken the NFL to task for its two-game suspension, which — when you stack it up to some of Roger Goodell's other discipline — appears quite light. But the most forgiving group of people appears to be Ravens fans, who just love their players. Fans loudly cheered Rice on Monday, as his image repeatedly appeared on the big screen at M&T Bank Stadium, the site of the Ravens' first open practice at training camp.  [Photos: Behind-the-scenes access to NFL training camps ] Rice even beat his chest as a nod to fans. Per ESPN.com's Jamison Henley , many in the crowd Monday night were wearing Rice's No. 27 jersey, including several women and children.  The facts are these: Rice was beloved prior to his altercation with then-fiancée Janay Palmer in February, and — if the cheers are any indication — he remains one of the team's most popular players. The team was cautious at first when news of the incident broke, but make no mistake: It firmly has stood in Rice's corner, explaining the event as being out of character for Rice. Rice, who often speaks to the media, issued a statement through the Ravens' PR department last week after deciding not to appeal the NFL's two-game suspension. “It is disappointing that I will not be with my teammates for the first two games of the season, but that’s my fault," Rice said. "As I said earlier, I failed in many ways. But, Janay and I have learned from this. We have become better as a couple and as parents. I am better because of everything we have experienced since that night. The counseling has helped tremendously. “My goal is to earn back the trust of the people, especially the children, I let down because of this incident. I am a role model and I take that responsibility seriously. My actions going forward will show that.”  His job earning back the trust of Ravens fans appears a fairly easy task. The rest of the country might come a little more slowly if the public outcry over the event and its aftermath (even if that scorn is aimed roundly at the NFL) is any indication. - - - - - - - Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm
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