Big League Politics Exposed: Hypocritical Attacks Of AOC And Others
Big League Politics is a far-right media website that is known to cover and promote conspiracy theories, while also writing favorably about political candidates who have had white nationalistic views. Big League Politics recently attacked our website (HillReporter) as well as Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. These attacks, which amount to more conspiracy theories, also show the hypocrisy of their reporting when you look at the finances of Big League Politics and their owner Timothy Reilly O’Neal. We delve deeper into this hypocrisy in Episode 8 of KrassenCast, now available on iTunes and Youtube, as well as in the video below (starting at the 27:40 mark).
The most ridiculous attack came just last week when D’Abrosca messaged me on Twitter, asking about the finances of HillReporter. This was after I let him know that our website has yet to take a profit, instead opting to reinvest the money we earn and donate the rest to various charities. ] hilarious," Peter D’Abrosca wrote, before asking, "Where do you donate the money? The information about where our donations have gone has been tweeted by our co-founder James Kosur many times in the past. I personally didn’t have the information on hand so I let D’Abrosca know that I was going to double check with Kosur and get back to him.
D’Abrosca, being the conspiracy theorist blogger that he is, replied, "The alternative headline is something like ‘Krassenstein’s Website Funnels Money to Shadow Organization,'" insinuating that he was going to create a conspiracy theory over innocent donations. The very next day, an article was published on Big League Politics, entitled: "EXCLUSIVE: Krassenstein Brothers’ Site Donates Revenue to ‘Charities,’ Won’t Disclose Beneficiaries." Not only was this headline just flat out ridiculous, but it was also completely not true. 6,000 in various attorney fees to help people. The Krassenstein’s "news organization" Hill Reporter just outed itself as a Planned Parenthood donor! What a joke. The Krassenstein bros website donates revenue to Planned Parenthood, among others.
Yes, we do donate to Planned Parenthood, but Planned Parenthood is not a political organization, so journalistic integrity shouldn’t be an issue. It’s an organization that helps prevent disease, gives individuals healthcare when they can’t afford it, and helps prevent abortions through reliable birth control. And YES, we are proud to say we donate to Planned Parenthood! The mere attack on us for donating our hard-earned-profits to an organization that we care about, is not just ridiculous, but it is a hypocrisy when you look at how Big League Politics and their owner, Timothy Reilly O’Neal operates. More on this below. 1 million in campaign contributions.
Anyone can file an FEC complaint, and in this case it appears to have been filed for political reasons. The article focuses on a complaint that alleges that AOC’s top aide funneled money he had received in a political action committee (PAC) to two companies that he also owned, which, by the way, does not appear to be illegal. In fact, this is how many PAC’s work. They raise money and then transfer it to advertising agencies, consultancy firms and contractors which they hire to get political messages out. There is nothing illegal about running any of these companies while also running a PAC simultaneously.
Timothy Reilly O’Neal, and his company Mustard Seed Media LLC., acquired Big League Politics in 2018. Prior to that, he and his company handled advertising on the website as part of an apparent contractual agreement. O’Neal is a very shady character himself. He has a long history of running multiple PACs, as well as multiple consultancy firms. These PACs and consultancy firms consistently have been transferring money back and forth between each other, at a rate much greater than what his website has accused AOC’s campaign aide of doing, while he also refuses to address journalists’ inquiries. O’Neal, in 2017 ran two specific PACs called ‘Pro-Life North Carolina PAC,’ and ‘North Carolina Gun Rights PAC,’ both of which had shady dealings with O’Neal’s media firm, Mustard Seed Media.
Mustard Seed Media, in 2017, was also handling advertising on Big League Politics. Remember D’Abrosca and Big League Politics accused Hill Reporter of having a lack of "journalistic integrity," and of being "a joke" because we donated to a non-political organization that we care about. We reached out to Timothy Reilly O’Neal through a number we had on record as belonging to him. Upon calling this number, a man answered with a southern accent. When we began questioning him in regards to his PACs and website (Big League Politics), he suddenly changed his accent, and denied being O’Neal. We asked him why he changed his voice and he said, "because you have the wrong number," which didn’t make any sense. We later called him back and asked who he was, and he claimed to be John Thompson, before hanging up on us. "What are you trying to accomplish for America? Be honest. What is your genuine motive? O’Neal has a long history of shadiness, as does Big League Politics, in their reporting of conspiracy theories. This likely comes as no surprise to those who have been attacked by Big League Politics and Peter D’Abrosca in the past. O’Neal was a consultant for Roy Moore’s campaign as well as numerous other Republican candidates.
Today, the Newtonian telescope is quite popular among amateur astronomers. 5. Sir Isaac Newton was one of the proponents of particle theory, which suggests that light is made up of particles and not waves. 6. He published all three books of his Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (known popularly as Principia) between 1686 and 1687. These books dealt specifically with the theory of gravitation and three laws of motion. They also featured many other important studies including studies on Earth’s spheroidal figures, the precession of equinoxes, a theory on cometary orbits, the Moon’s irregular motions and much more. Interestingly, Newton’s three books were published only because of Edmund Halley’s financial aid. There are many interesting facts about Sir Isaac Newton, including facts about his religious inclination, his love for the bible, his philosophical works and his personal life. 1. Sir Isaac Newton wrote more about religion and the Bible than about astronomy, mathematics or physics.He studied the Bible mainly to extract scientific information. In 1704, Newton wrote a manuscript, which contained different scientific notes based on the Holy Bible. One of his most fascinating observations in the manuscript was a prediction that Earth will end in 2060!
Writing a personal essay as part of the college admissions process is a matter of creating a narrative around your unique character. However, your own character can be the hardest subject about which to write. Too often a personal essay does not have enough detail or sounds stiff. A college essay on your character requires the same elements that make any paper successful and compelling: a plan to get you started, a strong opening paragraph, a storyline full of specifics, and the avoidance of cliques and errors. What makes you special? While colleges do want to know if you excel at academics or sports, volunteer in the community, and have received awards, what other aspects of your life are different from everyone else? What life experiences or people have shaped you?
Have you had to overcome adversity or hardship to get to where you are today? Brainstorm the possibilities and make a list. Share the list with others and talk about the ideas. See which one seems the most compelling during your conversations. Before beginning your first draft, plan each paragraph. Decide what information needs to be included and what things you should leave out. You can’t tell everything about yourself, so determine what actions and events best illustrate aspects of your character. Also, stay away from anything that could be controversial, such as religion and politics. Approach the beginning of a personal narrative in the same way you would any essay: create an opening paragraph that captures the attention of the reader. You can even create a thesis statement that distills into one sentence the ideas presented in the rest of the paper.
Having answered questions to discover what makes you different, use that knowledge to create a thesis showing how those differences define your character. Admissions directors read too many personal narratives that are simply lists of accomplishments with nothing to make them memorable. An interesting character essay reads like a story. It offers specific events told in a lively way. Think of yourself as a character in a story that has a beginning, middle, and an ending. Write the first draft of your paper in third person. This makes it easier to take a step back and fell less self-conscious when writing about yourself. Make sure you are offering detailed events that explain the "character" of your character.
Adher to the rule that showing is better than telling. In the first draft, add as many details as you can regarding events that illustrate your charater. In future drafts, you can edit for flow and clarity, as well as changing to a first person narrative. A college admission’s essay might ask that you address specifically why you are a good fit for that institution. If so, it is important that you demonstrate your knowledge of the university. Do not have a generic essay you send to every college. Research each university and tailor your answer to that place. Know what makes a college special and why it is a good fit for you. Hopefully, you already know this without having to do very much research. Some admissions offices have specific questions they ask you to address during the course of your personal essay.
Be sure to answer all of these. Often, certain questions will be the same for more than one university. Avoid the temptation to write one generic answer and fit it into your essay. Tailor your answers to each college. This will help your writing stand out from the crowd. It is important that you explain anything that will seem questionable in the eyes of the admission’s committee. For example, if you have a period where your grades were low, include an explanation in your paper. If you are applying to a graduate program and have been out of school for a period of time, discuss why that choice was made. Answer any questions the committee might have that would negatively influence your candidacy for admission.
Make sure your essay is free of any type of error. Run spell check. Proofread the entire essay. Have other sets of eyes look at your paper because it is hard to find errors in your own work. Look for anything that sounds cliqued. Remember that admissions committees look at thousands of essays. Edit anything that sounds trite and unoriginal. Finally, have another person read the essay for clarity. Because you know the events in the essay intimately, you may forget to include important information or details. An outsider will have a better grasp for whether this college essay on your character has the proper flow and clarity. Hacker, Diana. A Writer's Reference.
Decades before AccuWeather took shape as the international weather and digital media organization it’s recognized as today, it hit a major milestone with the hiring of one particular qualified meteorologist and graduate of The Pennsylvania State University. The arrival of a new forecaster at a weather company might at first seem almost as predictable as the weather itself, especially as AccuWeather had taken on a number of employees from founder and president Joel Myers’ alma mater. The company’s latest hire in the early 1980s, however, caused a bit of a stir unlike anything it had experienced before. The fresh face was "something to talk about" for a while. Despite this, the meteorologist soon became accepted as one of the guys.
Except that she wasn’t, exactly. Kathleen Borawski Francis Heller became the first female meteorologist to be offered a job with AccuWeather. Her hiring was certainly noteworthy at the time, given that meteorology was a male-dominated field, her husband and former coworker Richard Heller told AccuWeather. "When Kathy came on board, the ‘old boys club’-type mentality that we'd had before obviously changed dramatically," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski. "She taught a lot of us how to change our attitude as far as the way we were joking in the office and called our attention to some of the things that we’d probably say, ‘Wow, we did that?