The Rundown-Tues 3/21/18: Cambridge Analytica: liars or miscreants?


Some interesting and important guests on Tuesday:

7:06 AM: Marc Morano, proprietor of http://climatedepot.com is absolutely hated by the climate-alarmist left. His new book, "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change" isn't going to make them like him any better. 

7:47 AM: Dr. Chris Fiedler is the superintendent of Colorado School District 27J which, next school year, will become the first Denver metro area school district to switch to a four-day school week. https://www.denverpost.com/2018/03/19/school-district-27j-four-day-week-2/

8:06 AM: Speaking of schools, did you know that a few years ago the teachers union convinced the Legislative Council to rule against a Board of Education rule that required parental notification if a teacher or other school employee was arrested for improper sexual contact with a student? Well, State Rep Paul Lundeen (another graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies) wants to fix this problem. He's sponsoring a bill, which has bipartisan cosponsorship, to put that notification requirement back in place.

Here's the bill: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb18-1269

And here's an opinion piece by Luke Ragland of Ready Colorado (the group that brought you the "townhall" events in which I spoke to the leading Republican gubernatorial candidates for an hour each on 630 KHOW): https://www.denverpost.com/2018/03/16/a-bipartisan-effort-to-restore-trust-in-our-schools/

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Britain's Channel 4 News, perhaps giving these people a taste of their own medicine, ran an undercover sting operation on the two guys running Cambridge Analytica, the firm now accused of improperly acquiring user data on 50 million Facebook users. Watch the video below if you have 20 minutes, and if you only have a few minutes, start at about 13:30. 

Here's the NY Times coverage: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/us/cambridge-analytica-alexander-nix.html

Then read the Cambridge Analytica explanation contained in the tweet below the video and let's see what you think.

In fairness to these guys, I'd like to share an interesting defense of the firm, although this is really about whether they might have used wrongly-acquired data -- not about the kind of stuff they talk about in the video: 

 
 
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