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Friday, August 17, 2018

 

Piers Morgan, Tucker Carlson and Omarosa

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

 

When the press acts like the enemy of the people

Well, it is the enemy of the people.  This is the equivalent of the Germans who defended the "good Germans" who loved Hitler as long as he was winning.

For starters, we journalists should stop attacking the people we are supposed to be informing.

“If you put everyone's mouths together in this video, you'd get a full set of teeth,” one Politico reporter wrote of a Trump rally in Florida. The reporter apologized for the comment, but it already served to confirm the suspicion among working-class Republicans that the prestige press hates them.

There was Katy Tur of MSNBC, who went around a Trump event asking “gotcha” questions of ordinary Americans excited to get $1,000 bonus and a lower tax rate. The clear message was that these people were too dumb to realize the tax cut and any concomitant bonuses were peanuts.

We also note CNN’s crusades to punish, threaten, and deny platforms to those whose speech goes beyond the CNN-drawn boundaries of permissible dissent. In recent days, some CNN reporters have decided their job is to lobby social media platforms to kick off conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. They’ve succeeded with the largest platforms, and bragged about it.

Such lobbying was odd behavior for a media outlet, and it reminded of us the time CNN sicced its investigative resources on the creator an idiotic GIF of Trump "body slamming CNN." When CNN reporters found the anonymous troll who posted the image, they threatened in print that they would “publish his identity should” he repeat such “ugly behavior.”

Alex Jones and anonymous Twitter trolls are hardly sympathetic figures, but that doesn’t turn CNN’s campaigns to "dox" or de-platform them into journalism. We worry about the slippery slope here. Much of the media believe there’s no valid reason to oppose gay marriage. Buzzfeed recently ran an attack on the Christian views of TV hosts, having explained that on gay marriage “there are no two sides.”

We all remember the reporters who scoured Indiana until they found a pizzamaker who was uninterested in catering a gay wedding, and was then made a national whipping boy of the pizza shop.

So the average religious conservative who has seen this media behavior is justified if she's wondering when a CNN, BuzzFeed, or MSNBC reporter might show up to ruin her life for holding the “wrong” opinions, whether on guns, immigration, marriage, or even tax cuts.

Then there are the times the mainstream media outright lies about conservative or working-class people. Katie Couric produced a documentary that dishonestly edited out the arguments of gun-rights supporters to make it look like she had stumped them and left them speechless. Vox.com ran a poll about voters’ immigration views and hid the fact that “taking away jobs” was voters’ No. 1 concern. Why? Probably because Vox wanted to push the idea that racism rather than “economic anxiety” drove immigration worries.

Finally, when you see the New York Times hire a writer who regularly and publicly professes her hatred of white men, it seems the Times thinks such hatred is fine.

So the media — from the perspective of a working-class white person, a Trump supporter, or a conservative — really can look like an adversary, and a dangerous one, with the power to destroy your life, silence you, or cost you your job. This isn’t the media holding the powerful to account. It’s the media lazily abusing those with unpopular views.

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King David vs. Jonah Goldberg

It’s an interesting question.

 Should we judge a man on the totality of his works, or focus on his flaws?

 It’s worth looking at the historical King David, a person most Jews and Christians hold in high regard.

 There was much more to him than the juicy details we all know so well. He was a Peeping Tom with several wives and concubines, not uncommon for his time. What was not common was that he seduced a married woman.

He had the husband killed in a battle along with other Israelites as a cover-up for his crime of seduction.

 He raised an incredibly dysfunctional family. One son raped his half-sister. Another son murders his half-brother.

 Family troubles result in civil war during which the son rapes David’s concubines to motives his followers.

 He was politically divisive, creating friction between Judah and the other tribes of Israel which led to another rebellion in which one of David’s enforcers murders another one of David’s followers when didn’t follow orders quickly enough.

This is the guy that Jews hold in high regard?

 From a moral perspective, David was a monster making Trump angelic in comparison.

 A “Real Jew” with high moral standards would have opposed him and used every opportunity to denigrate him. He would have called on God to smite him, and given serious though to allying with Israel’s enemies to bring him down so that Israel could be reborn pure as the sands of the desert.

Despite his personal failures, we honor David because of what he accomplished. They are not an excuse for sin, but an explanation of why God can work through a very flawed individual to bring blessings to the people.

OTOH, Adolph Hitler was a vegetarian and led an exemplary personal life.

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The Mechanics of Deception: The people that created the "Steele Dossier"


The Dossier Network
The network graph analysis indicates that the fellowship of the dossier is a close-knit group; everyone knew each other long before embarking on the quest to find the alleged Russian collusion. All of the project key players are related through marriage, family relations, or work affiliations. As can be seen in images 9-10, this team collaborated in various member configurations on many other ‘dossier projects’ and utilized the same collection methods, materials, resources, political network, and publication channels. Some of these affiliations go back more than 30 years.

The Trump Dossier Network

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

 

Molly Hemingway: "Media Conspiracy Theories About Devin Nunes Are Getting Out Of Control"

The only way the country knows that the Russia conspiracy theory was a Clinton campaign operation that was weaponized and subsidized by the country’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies is thanks to congressional oversight. Two committees in particular have done actual work to uncover facts in the face of media misinformation: The Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, chaired by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). Nunes has taken most of the heat for doing congressional oversight rather than congressional complacency.
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It is worth noting that Nunes’ and others’ work doing real congressional oversight has deeply embarassed the media. Without congressional oversight, the country would not know:

  • That Clinton and the DNC secretly funded Fusion GPS’s dossier.
  • That Trump affiliates were wiretapped during the campaign.
  • That a $50 million public relations operation is ongoing to feed Russia stories to the media and government even now.
  • That the FBI is working with this group running the PR operation.
  • That Bruce Ohr’s wife worked for Fusion GPS.
  • That top officials were leaking to CNN.
  • That the unverified dossier was used to justify FISA warrant applications.
  • That no official intelligence was used in Peter Strzok’s electronic communication launching the investigation.

And much, much more. Yes, Nunes makes the media’s role in this story look just terrible. Still, their derangement toward him is getting ridiculous.

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Laura Ingraham: "Who's really dividng America?"

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

 

Zero Hedge: "Sweden Is Burning: Migrant Gangs Unleash Coordinated Fire-Bomb Rampage Across Multiple Cities"

Many Swedes were horrified in early 2017 when U.S. President Donald Trump linked immigration to rising crime in Sweden, but an increasing number now agree with him....

And tonight is one of the worst night for violence in recent history as police report multiple gangs of masked youths rampaging across three major Swedish cities, setting cars on fire in what seems like a coordinated action.




When you invite arsonists into your home, what do you expect?

So:

It is no surprise then, as we noted previously, judging by the latest polls, the rise of extreme populist groups [sane people]in Sweden is accelerating fast.

As Reuters reports, dozens of people have been killed in the past two years in attacks in the capital Stockholm and other big cities by gangs that are mostly from run-down suburbs dominated by immigrants....

With public calls growing for tougher policies on crime and immigration, support has risen for the ironically named, Sweden Democrats, a party with neo-Nazi  [neo-Nazi is the catch-all term for anyone the socialist establsihment dislikesroots that wants to freeze immigration and to hold a referendum on Sweden’s membership of the European Union.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

 

Kurt Schlichter: "They Are Not Never Trump – They Are Never You"

The recent utterly unsurprising utter capitulation by the Fredocons to the SJW/tech/media campaign to deplatform and silence any right-wing voice who is not trying to sell you a cruise cabin is a symptom of a bigger problem. It’s not a symptom of Trump Derangement Syndrome, though Trump has utterly deranged these pointy-headed geeks. It is a symptom of Conservative, Inc.’s contempt for you.

The dethroned conservagimps are angry with you. Donald Trump is not really the issue. He’s just a convenient target for those these establishment sissies. They truly despise you.

You.

They hate you because you refuse to honor and respect them, to validate their cheesy status within the Beltway hierarchy, and to acknowledge them as your betters. Your pig-headed uppityness has disrupted their scam. The old paradigm, the model of go-along/get-along and feed the crackers out there in America articles about lib outrages to keep them writing checks, no longer cuts it. You’ve stripped them of their status by holding them accountable for their failure to fight for conservatism, and for us.
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... we are in the midst of a cultural upheaval where our shoddy elite is desperately trying to cling to power and prestige it did not earn, has not wielded competently, and does not deserve. The recent shameful collaboration with the SJW left by those who once fancied themselves our leaders in conservatism just proves, again, how right we were to discard these losers.

Trump, and his success at invigorating the economy, the military and the lives of ordinary Americans despite the best efforts of the scum on the Left and the Right, has revealed the foolishness of the old Ruling Class. 

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Walter Kern on the media









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The Technomediaplex




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Recipe for media profit

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The Press can't help itself

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A reminder

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The press loves violent Leftists




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The Press covering up for the violent Left




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This is CNN

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Sarah Hoyt: "We Are The Counterculture"


You know you're the counterculture when you shock people by telling them you support President Trump.
Every culture has some sort of counterculture within it, the opposition to what most people see/believe/like. How strong that counterculture is and how opposed to the actual culture depends not so much on how functional the culture is, as on how many different voices can be heard. Paradoxically, the more uniform the culture, the more conformity is enforced, the stronger and more serious the counterculture will be, although it often doesn’t diverge that much from the main culture.
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But you know what shocks the middle classes in many places? Particularly those “well to do” places fairly well in the grip of the current Marxist establishment? A belief in the free market, individual rights, those liberties guaranteed in the Constitution. I have a gay friend in NYC who can render people speechless by displaying his voter registration. Yes, he’s a registered Republican. It is so shocking he doesn’t normally do it because some people become hysterical. I’ve managed to make most of my field try to — for real — marginalize me by coming out as a small-l libertarian (or a Constitutionalist, if you prefer.)

We are the counterculture. What we create is vibrant and interesting because we are breaking the taboos of the oppressive over culture.

Those sad people writing about ever smaller and more oppressed minorities? Boring. The pathetic artists sculpting penises and smearing strange substances on themselves? They are the equivalent of the academic style in art, in its dying days. They have nothing new to say or yo show.

But we? We can still blow all the taboos and barriers without even trying.
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We are the counterculture. We are the very much needed ferment in the stale culture of the west.

Arise and create! Live lives that amaze and scare the left! You can do it by adhering to your principles and being a decent human being.

Our very existence threatens everything they are and believe in.

In the end, we win they lose. Until then, let’s rock their worlds and blow their minds.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

 

Babylon Bee: "Planned Parenthood Celebrates Women’s History With Buy-One-Get-One-Free Sale"

NEW YORK CITY, NY—March is Women’s History Month and today is International Women’s Day, so Planned Parenthood is celebrating by offering a sale on all abortion services. “History clearly shows that women can’t accomplish much without access to safe, legal abortion. So we thought there would be no better way to celebrate this great month and this great day than to help our clients have more abortions, more affordably,” Planned Parenthood Czar Claire Simmons announced at a press conference Tuesday.

Each abortion purchased throughout the month of March at any Planned Parenthood facility across the nation will come with a coupon (non-transferable) for an additional free abortion of equal or lesser value.

Planned Parenthood’s National Director of Marketing, Faye Townsend, explained, “We know from our own research that approximately half of all women getting an abortion have had a previous abortion, so we’re confident we can expand the number of repeat customers even more with this limited time offer.”

“These are difficult days for the abortion service industry,” Townsend added. “Everyone’s posting sonograms on social media and giving names to the products of conception before birth, and abortion ends up being the last choice. We want to make abortion sexy again.”

Planned Parenthood officials confirmed that clients will be able to combine the abortion coupon with the free condoms offered at every facility since the organization’s own research shows that 27% of women getting an abortion were using condoms.

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Babylon Bee: "Millennial Drops Support For Socialism After Learning How Hard It Is To Get Avocado Toast In Venezuela"

RIVERDALE, NY—31-year-old Darlene Austin has always been an avid supporter of socialism, but she recently had an eye-opening experience.

“At a vegan cafe, I met a guy from Venezuela,” Austin explained. “I asked him about how great it must be to live in a country working to end economic inequality, but then he went into a long diatribe about oppression, poverty, and murder.”

Austin admitted she didn’t listen to much of it since she always knew that socialism would have “a few bumps along the way.” But then the man said something that really concerned her: he asked what the crispy bread slathered with a green substance on her plate was.

“He didn’t even know what avocado toast was!” Austin exclaimed. She asked him about whether they had lots of avocados in Venezuela, but he explained it wasn’t just an issue of the availability of avocados but also not being able to get bread and sometimes not having electricity for a toaster.

“He said they never have avocado toast in Venezuela,” Austin stated, looking visibly shaken. “This made me completely rethink things. Socialism seemed like a great idea—a way to make sure everyone was taken care of even if they ran out of their parents’ money—but now I think it might not be ready for prime time.”

Austin said she was still glad Venezuela was trying it out, but wanted to wait until “they get all the kinks out of an equal distribution of avocados” before trying socialism in the United States.

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Gerard Vanderf Leun: "Drive-By: New York Times Stands By Recent Editorial Board Hire Joseph Stalin Despite Criticism Of Mass Murder"

From the Bablyon Bee


“His nationality as a Russian and his identity as a Communist have made him the target of much online harassment,” The Times wrote. “For a period of time, he responded to criticism by lashing out, fighting fire with fire by executing dissenters and implementing policies that sent countless people to their deaths. He now sees this only fueled the rage against him and was not entirely appropriate.”

Upon the announcement of Stalin’s hire, thousands of readers pointed out that Stalin was responsible for the deaths of up to 25 million people. But on Thursday, The Times released a statement saying that editors were aware of Stalin’s sordid past before hiring him, and that it would not be bowing to “right-wing outrage” over “just a few million deaths.”

“His nationality as a Russian and his identity as a Communist have made him the target of much online harassment,” The Times wrote. “For a period of time, he responded to criticism by lashing out, fighting fire with fire by executing dissenters and implementing policies that sent countless people to their deaths. He now sees this only fueled the rage against him and was not entirely appropriate.”

The Times also wrote that Stalin has promised not to continue to kill people while he is employed by the paper. “He is an important part of the voice of our organization,” they wrote.


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Saturday, August 11, 2018

 

Bruce Bawer of PJ Media: "Death by Entitlement"



The setup:
On August 7, the New York Times ran a story by Rukmini Callimachi about Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, a young American couple, both graduates of Georgetown University, who decided to quit their humdrum office jobs and go on an epic bike ride and camping trip that would take them all over the world.

And the pitch...
So in July of last year, they flew from Washington, D.C., to Cape Town, and from there bicycled through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, and Malawi to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. From there, they flew to Cairo, and after seeing the pyramids flew on to Casablanca, from which they cycled through Morocco, Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Greece, to Turkey. From there, another flight took them to Kazakhstan. They biked through Kyrgyzstan and entered Tajikistan. It was in that country that their journey came to an abrupt end this past July 29, when five ISIS members deliberately plowed their car into the two adventurers, killing them along with two temporary cycling companions, one from Switzerland and the other from the Netherlands. “Two days later,” wrote Callimachi, “the Islamic State released a video showing five men it identified as the attackers, sitting before the ISIS flag. They face the camera and make a vow: to kill 'disbelievers.'”
The NYTimes called them heroes. They were not; they were deluded about the world and now they're dead.

The conclusion:
Times readers called the couple heroes. No, the heroes are not these poor fools who stumbled into an ISIS-controlled area; the heroes are the soldiers from the U.S. and elsewhere – most of them a decade or so younger, and centuries savvier, than Austin and Geoghegan – who, while the two 29-year-olds were on a year-long cycling holiday, were risking their lives to beat back ISIS. What, then, is the moral of this couple's story? In the last analysis, it's a story about two young people who, like many other privileged members of their generation of Americans, went to a supposedly top-notch university only to come away poorly educated but heavily propagandized – imbued with a fashionable postmodern contempt for Western civilization and a readiness to idealize and sentimentalize “the other” (especially when the latter is decidedly uncivilized). This, ultimately, was their tragedy: taking for granted American freedom, prosperity, and security, they dismissed these extraordinary blessings as boring, banal, and (in Austin's word) “beige,” and set off, with the starry-eyed and suicidal naivete of children who never entirely grew up, on a child's fairy-tale adventure into the most perilous parts of the planet. Far from being inspirational, theirs is a profoundly cautionary – and distinctly timely – tale that every American, parents especially, should take to heart.

But they are more than fools, they are victims of a culture and educational system that lies to them about reality. It tells them fables that made them believe that the world is just a larger Disney Land. That an enemy is just a friend you have not persuaded yet.

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