Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs; Reclusive Multimillionaire Denies Involvement With Bitcoin; Networks Snub Skeptical Scientists; DNC Issues Ukraine Talking Points; Obama Cannot Even Spell ‘Respect’ — Friday Morning News Roundup 3-7-2014


Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • The U.S. economy added a solid 175,000 jobs in February, despite harsh winter weather that many analysts expected would curtail hiring, according to government data released Friday morning. Source: The Washington Post
  • A Japanese-American man thought to be the reclusive multimillionaire father of Bitcoin emerged from a modest Southern California home and denied involvement with the digital currency before leading reporters on a freeway car chase to the local headquarters of The Associated Press. Source: Reuters
  • Like a simple parlor trick, the networks are able to make skeptical scientists vanish, at least from the eyes of their viewers. In some cases, the broadcast networks have failed to include such scientists for years, while including alarmist scientists within the past six months. Source: CNSNews
  • The Democratic National Committee urged party officials to go on offense against Republican “hypocrisy” over the crisis in Ukraine on Thursday evening, sending out a confidential list of talking points that assailed President Barack Obama’s critics for “political posturing” in the midst of an international crisis. Source: POLITICO
  • Barack Obama flubbed Aretha Franklin’s hit, “Respect.” The President was paying tribute to the singer at the Women of Soul concert on Thursday night when he messed up the spelling of her iconic tune. Source: Today

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