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Cher Denounces Donald Trump as ‘an asshole’ at World Youth Summit and Claims ‘he traumatises me’

30th September 2016

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Anybody who traumatizes Cher can’t be all bad.

(What’s Cher doing at a ‘World Youth Summit’? I know millennials are ignorant but surely they realize that she’s old enough to be one of their grandmothers.)

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Alicia Machado Is 2016’s Sandra Fluke, a Democratic Public Relations Scam

30th September 2016

Mollie Hemmingway digs the dirt.

One of the interesting things about the public relations blitz to make Sandra Fluke a household name in order to advance a key Democratic campaign theme was how everyone complying with the public relations blitz pretended it was organic. Very few journalists admitted they were running a story pre-packaged by the country’s most Democrat-aligned public relations firm, the firm that was also behind Planned Parenthood’s wildly successful destruction campaign against the Komen Foundation (as described here). Instead, they all pretended that a fresh-faced little law student just happened to find herself in the middle of a media maelstrom. The media’s talking points matched those of the Obama administration-staffed public relations firm down from start to finish.

An innocent, random young woman was victimized by mean old Republican men. Sound familiar? It should.

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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Student ‘Very Upset’ Over Dorm’s Harry Potter Mural

27th September 2016

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A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student had a serious complaint for his campus’ official “Hate Response Team”: he was “very upset” by a Harry Potter mural in a college dorm.

The depiction of this metamorphosis “represents our ideal society and everything I am trying to fight against,” wrote the offended student, whose name is redacted. “It represents white power. Man power. Cis power. Able power. Class power. ECT [sic] ect. I am angry that I know the people who put this mural up, and I am anger [sic] because I know the people who let this mural be put up. Like I said earlier, maybe I am being a little sensitive, but it is how I feel. This represents, to me, our society, and I do not want it up on this wall. Why do we need a BEFORE and AFTER?”

Welcome to a world where ‘maybe I am being a little sensitive, but it is how I feel’ trumps every rational thought.

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Ammo Grrrll: The Easiest Job

24th September 2016

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But it has gotten me thinking about The Easiest Job In the World — being the Liberal Black Point of View Columnist. (The brilliant conservative, Dr. Thomas Sowell and other black conservatives being refreshing exceptions, of course.) With leftists, every single thing that happens looks like a “nail” because your only weapon is the sledgehammer of crying “Racism.” At everything. No matter how the story plays out, the ending is always the same! No black Oscar nominees one year? What could it possibly be but raaacism?

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CNN Claims Trump Called for ‘Racial’ Profiling (He Didn’t)

21st September 2016

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Lying about Trump is the new media leisure activity.

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Mainstream Media Desperate to Dide Muslim Faith of Attackers

21st September 2016

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When you have a “48-hour reign of terror” journalists usually tell you about the suspect – except when he’s Muslim.

Reporters have been going out of their way since Monday to hide that New York bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami is Muslim.

Monday, all three broadcast networks buried that fact deep in their series of stories about the attacks. All three used the same backhanded way of mentioning the Islamic connection by discussing his family’s lawsuit over alleged discrimination.

My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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College Activists Demand Diversity Forums, Literally Zero Students Attend

20th September 2016

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My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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Feminist Mother Publicly Shames Her Teenage Boys—With the Help of the Media

20th September 2016

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On September 14, The Washington Post published what can only be described as a public display of child abuse. In an article entitled “My teen boys are blind to rape culture,” feminist writer Jody Allard chastises her sons for questioning the propaganda she feeds them.

“They’ve been listening to me talk about consent, misogyny and rape culture since they were tweens. They listened to me then, but they are 16 and 18 now, and they roll their eyes and argue when talk to them about sexism and misogyny.”

That Allard’s boys won’t take up their mother’s fight makes them “part of the problem,” writes Allard. They’ve “dipped their toes into toxic masculinity,” she adds. Toxic masculinity is a favorite feminist term. It means the more masculine a man is, the more vile he is. Nice, huh?

Fortunately for Allard’s sons, their mother’s efforts to indoctrinate them has failed. Unfortunately, her response was to publicly shame them.

The careful reader will notice no mention of a ‘father’ in this cesspit. There’s a reason for that.

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There Is No Island of Trash in the Pacific

20th September 2016

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But apparently it was a Noble Lie that advanced the Narrative, so it was a good thing.

They’re not even bothering to pretend any more.

All hail the Ministry of Truth!

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Liberals Denounce the Media for Not Derailing Trump’s Candidacy

20th September 2016

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The liberal media are freaking out over the possibility that Donald Trump might win the presidency.

They are denouncing their profession, decrying what they see as a press corps that coddles Trump and castigates Hillary Clinton, and demanding a change before it is too late.

I mean, Jeez, don’t they know whose side they’re supposed to be on?

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New York Times Editorial Board Frontlashes Against Deplorable Bombophobes

19th September 2016

Steve Sailer looks at the news.

The NYT Editorialists take time out from warning us of the constant threat of Mass Shootings by Dylann Roof types to urge everybody not to react to the bombs in its circulation zone.

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Stupid People Blues

18th September 2016

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Tucker Carlson the other day said that modern journalists, and by that he meant political reporters, are just stupid rich kids. The parents have done well so they send their smart kid off to law school, while the dull one is sent off to journalism school. The result is modern journalism is a culture dominated by Ron Burgundy, nitwits too dumb to realize they are stupid.

These are the people who would raise their hands at a college graduation if you asked for a show of hands of all those who wanted to Change The World and Make A Difference.

The reason news sites are killing off comment sections is two-fold. One, it is usually where you get the bits of the news story our betters edited out in order to maintain the narrative. The “Minnesota man” in the story is identified in the comments as Jorge Gonzalez, an illegal from Guadalajara. It’s where the “suspect wearing a red shirt” is identified as a black guy named T’Q’ull Ferguson with a Facebook page full of pics of him holding a handgun and a bong. The comment sections have become a leak in the system.

This is why newspaper reports of crimes and other socially dysfunctional behavior run pictures of the perps only when they can’t avoid it — it shows that women and minorities are not only hardest hit but also more often than not hardest hitters, and that is contrary to the Narrative and certainly ‘phobe’ic.

When you live in the snow globe of opinion journalism, the outside world is horrifying. That’s why you went into the snow globe in the first place, to get away from the cold, pitiless world of reality. The Spectator is a collegial place where peers josh with one another, engage in witty repartee, but always respect their “shared dignity.” Those angry Dirt People in the comments with their facts and reason just don’t get it. Many of them don’t even have a PhD. They are ruining it for everyone!

We bloggers love it when we can make special snowflakes cry. Think of it as evolution in action.

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Cosmo Attacks Ivanka Because Trump’s Paid Maternity Leave Doesn’t Include Gay Men

16th September 2016

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I am not making this up.

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Hillary’s LSAT Lie

11th September 2016

John Hinderaker at Powerline blog does the fisking.

So it wasn’t a slip of the tongue, or a spontaneous flight of fancy. It was part of Hillary’s repertoire of lies.

I am not a psychiatrist, and am not qualified to say what causes Hillary Clinton to lie constantly, with almost every breath she takes. My amateur guess is that she suffers from a deep-seated insecurity that comes from having been overrated through almost all of her life. She apparently feels a need to make up stories that put her in a heroic light–named after the world’s most famous mountain climber! almost shot down over Bosnia! turned down by the sexist Marines! left the White House dead broke and lifted ourselves up by our bootstraps! a pioneer feminist beset by baying male chauvinist hounds!

Far from these flights of fancy, the real Hillary is a small, unoriginal, not very talented woman who was fortunate enough (in some respects) to marry Bill Clinton. Pretty much everything else is a lie.

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Bill Clinton 20 Years Ago Sounds a Lot Like Trump Today

9th September 2016

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There is nothing new under the sun; all that changes is whose ox is being gored.

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Math Is Racist: How Data Is [sic] Driving Inequality

8th September 2016

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It’s no surprise that inequality in the U.S. is on the rise. But what you might not know is that math is partly to blame.
In a new book, “Weapons of Math Destruction,” Cathy O’Neil details all the ways that math is essentially being used for evil (my word, not hers).

From targeted advertising and insurance to education and policing, O’Neil looks at how algorithms and big data are targeting the poor, reinforcing racism and amplifying inequality.

I am not making this up. I wish I were. (I wonder what the weather is like on their planet?)

Apparently, for Voices of the Crust, when reality disagrees with ideology, reality gets two to the head.

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Clinton Camp Rigged Benghazi Hearing by Feeding Dem Chair Questions

6th September 2016

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign allegedly fed former Senate Committee on Foreign Relations chairman Bob Menendez questions for Hillary Clinton to debunk ahead of the committee’s January 2013 hearing on the Benghazi terror attack, reports Fox News’ Catherine Herridge.

My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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Newspaper Headline: Chloe Grace Moretz Doesn’t Think Kim Kardashian West Deserved Her Attention During Naked Selfie Twitter Feud

6th September 2016

No link because the article itself isn’t really worth reading, but I found the headline illustrative of our degenerate modern age.

Whenever you see the words ‘Naked Selfie Twitter Feud’ you know that the End Times are here.

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“Dangerous Don” and His Dangerous Detractors

5th September 2016

Jim Goad isn’t buying what the MSM are selling.

According to the professional pundits who are paid to dictate reality to us, Donald Trump is clearly an evil Satanic Nazi demon who will eat your babies and summon a nuclear holocaust.

Oh, and he’s also a fear-monger.

I’m starting to notice a pattern here—Trump’s legions of naysayers always manage to sound far more bombastic and insane than Trump ever does. For all their claims about his “fear mongering,” it’s readily apparent who’s hysterically and desperately flailing in their attempts to stir a giant boiling rancid vat of fear here. Listen to the fear. Observe the hyperbole. Everything Trump’s critics say is far more unhinged and fearful than anything he says.

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Communist Party USA Endorses Hillary; Media Yawns

4th September 2016

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So with all this attention to Trump on David Duke, surely you read the news about John Bachtell, right? He endorsed Hillary and the headlines were everywhere. Oh, wait, sorry. Mr. Bachtell’s Hillary endorsement was apparently not newsy enough to make the mainstream media headlines.  Curious, yes? If the endorsement of Trump by the ex-head of the Ku Klux Klan is big news, one would expect a Hillary endorsement by the head of the Communist Party USA would be a big deal as well.

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CBS, NBC Skip Kaepernick Wearing Anti-Police Socks Depicting Them as Pigs

2nd September 2016

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Of course not. That would be Noticing.

But if Rush Limbaugh or Roger Ailes did something like that, hoo boy….

It’s all about the Narrative, Larry.

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Obama Gets Annoyed When Environmentalists Heckle Him During a Global Warming Speech

1st September 2016

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Add this to the immensely long list of things that annoy Obama when he’s making a speech.

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Trump’s Huge Day Drives NYT Editorial Board Mad with Rage

1st September 2016

Steve Sailer points and laughs.

He doesn’t even need to make any comment. Just posting the drivel from the Times is enough.

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Name It and Shame It: The New, Improved Anthropocene

30th August 2016

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Barbra Streisand Says She Plans to Move to Australia If Trump Wins

29th August 2016

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Yeah, well, she said that about Reagan, too. She’s such a tease.

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Trump Did Not Flip-Flop on Immigration

29th August 2016

Gavin McInnes explains what the Drive By Media got wrong (as usual).

Remember last week when Trump tanked his campaign by flip-flopping on immigration? Few do. It was almost seven days ago and this campaign is about turning every glitch the GOP faces into a nuclear war, then quickly moving on to the next one. Nobody questions the press because by the time the truth comes out, they’re already onto something else. Well, just for fun, I’d like to single out this non-debacle as an example of the kind of fake controversies the media consistently tries to frame Donald Trump with.

 

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‘USA Today’: Native Americans Wrong If Not Offended by Redskins

26th August 2016

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Media outlets just love to tell people how to think.

How can over 90% of Native Americans be wrong? Well, according to USA Today, it’s when they say that the word Redskin is not a slur. Badly needing a comeback to the Washington Post poll in May, where American Indians resoundingly rejected the idea of the term ‘Redskin’ as a slur, USA Today decided to seek out an expert to tell American Indians just how silly and wrong they are.

So, naturally, they went and sought out someone connected to the federal government.

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Malpractice: The Journalistic Assassination of Ryan Lochte

25th August 2016

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USA Today’s sports editor, David Meeks, and reporter Taylor Barnes actually went to the gas station, looked for damage, talked to witnesses and reviewed surveillance videos. What they discovered by simply asking questions, something journalists used to do, was what Lochte and the others told officials actually happened.

They found no damage to the bathroom – the mirror and soap dispensers were still intact or had been replaced not by new equipment but filthy, old equipment complete with crusty old soap. The door was old and undamaged, not kicked in.

Through actual journalism, the USA Today team saw all the surveillance videos, and even though the bathroom door was in frame, there is no footage of the swimmers entering, exiting or kicking it. Unable to gain entry to the bathroom, they’d relieved themselves behind the building, then went back to their cab. That’s when it gets interesting.

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Good Morning America Gives Cute Seal 12x More Coverage Than Soros Leaks

25th August 2016

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Documents exposing billionaire George Soros’ agenda have been public for more than a week, but that ranked lower than a cute seal, according to ABC’s Good Morning America.

Can’t blame them — the seal is a lot cuter than George Soros. Come to think of it, a tree stump is a lot cuter than George Soros.

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BIAS ALERT: New York Times Finds Latest Clinton Foundation Bombshell Unfit to Print

25th August 2016

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The Associated Press scoop Tuesday found that at least 85 of 154 people who got an audience with Hillary Clinton while she led the State Department had donated to her family charity. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million and included private citizens with business before the government. It’s as close to a “pay to play” smoking gun as has emerged to date.

Yet, the investigative report appeared nowhere in Wednesday’s 46-page print edition. Coming weeks after a front-page story basically saying journalists feel free to be subjective in the current race because Trump is such a threat to the Republic, critics of the “paper of record” say it smells like fish wrap.

Despite the paper’s famed “Fit to Print” motto, “The truth is that only news that fits the party line gets printed,” said Michael Goodwin, a New York Post columnist and Fox News contributor who worked at the Times for 10 years.

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BIAS ALERT: Media Links Lochte, Trump – Even Though Swimmer Supported Obama

23rd August 2016

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Olympian Ryan Lochte behaved like an ugly American and then lied about it, so he must be a Trump supporter, right?

Media outlets led by the Huffington Post have decided so. Nothing other than the swimming star’s bad behavior was enough to send the website’s Cynthia Dill on a flight of fancy – and bizarre assumptions.

“How much do you want to bet that Ryan Lochte is a Donald Trump supporter?” Dill wrote, derisively referring to both Trump and Lochte as “bros.” “And is it me, or does shirtless Lochte in the pool resemble shirtless … Putin, Trump’s idol, on a horse?”

An Associated Press article titled, “For Trump and Lochte, the delicate politics of contrition,” by Nancy Benac, highlighted Trump and Lochte’s apologies and pointed out that neither “fully owned up to exactly what he’d done wrong.”

Uh, sounds more like Clinton than Trump, but of course Trump is the new Hitler.

“Lochte and Trump are a pair of arrogant, ignorant jerks who believe that neither conduct nor character actually matters, and who feel entitled to rescue themselves from any sticky situation through the strategic application of lies and money,” O’Hehir wrote.

Uh, sounds more like Clinton than Trump, but of course Trump is the new Hitler.

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Bill McKibben Goes Full Jackboot on Climate Change

22nd August 2016

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Bill McKibben wants the world to wage war against Climate Change, by giving governments full wartime powers to seize private property and coerce businesses into supporting the effort, and with strict government control of the economy.

Sky falling. Film at 11. Women and minorities hardest hit.

If I had written a post anywhere near as outrageous as McKibben’s jingoistic demand for a war on climate, his demand for wholesale surrender of liberty and property rights to government, I would be called a fascist. But because McKibben is a green, he gets a free pass from mainstream media to demand the unthinkable.

Yeah, a lot of that going around.

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Facebook Falsely Claims Colin Powell Cleared Hillary In Email Case

20th August 2016

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Facebook’s “Trending Topics” section is at it again. Saturday morning the site ran a headline in the section declaring, “Colin Powell: Former Secretary of State Confirms He Recommended Using Personal Email to Hillary Clinton.” The only problem is Powell made no such declaration and he denied Clinton’s claim.

My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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Nets Give Lying Swimmers 6 Times the Coverage of Iran Cash Handoff

19th August 2016

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Hey. Priorities.

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Lesbian Website Issues 2,620-Word Apology for Liking Salma Hayek’s Performance as Animated Gay Taco

19th August 2016

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I am not making this up.

Update: David French at National Review reacts about as you would expect.

The apology actually contains a sentence that says this, “We heard from readers who questioned the consent of the sexual encounter between the taco and the hot dog bun.” That’s a real sentence someone wrote in response to real complaints. I think. At least I’m still pretty sure it’s not parody.

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The New Yorker Assumes ‘Libtard’ Is Rush’s ‘Favorite Epithet’; Ann Althouse Proves He’s Never Said It on Air

18th August 2016

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Well, everybody at the New Yorker knows he loves it, whether he actually said it or not.

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CNN Tries to Nuance Sylville Smith’s Sister’s Call for Violence In ‘Suburbs’

18th August 2016

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On CNN New Day Wednesday morning, Chris Cuomo brought up the video of Sylville Smith’s sister, calling for violence in the suburbs getting widespread attention, though the initial part of her message calling for nonviolence in their community, was. “That part of the bite was not widely used,” Cuomo said, conveniently leaving out that CNN was the one who left out the rest of the soundbite, initially.

Well, we’ll just gloss over that part.

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Whites Need Not Apply: Journalist Fellowship Offered Only to ‘Journalists of Color’

18th August 2016

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Martin Reynolds, the fellowship director, spoke to this me over the phone Wednesday afternoon. When asked whether white journalists should bother applying to the program, Reynolds pointed to the fact the grant is for journalists of color. Asked what “colors” specifically, Reynolds said racial and ethnic minorities.

I pointed out that I am Argentine and asked whether this would allow me to qualify for this opportunity. Reynolds then asked if I was a “white male” and I responded in the affirmative, but pointed out that I’m still an ethnic minority. Reynolds then said that people “understand” if they operate within a “community of color.” The fellowship director said that he doesn’t require a photo of the applicant to check their color because he trusts their “integrity.”

When asked if the program is discriminatory, Reynolds said “no.” He viewed the program as necessary to cover a disparity in journalism. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in employment.

Just in case you were wondering why ‘journalism’ is so defective.

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About Those Loser ‘Trumpkins’

16th August 2016

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In the land of NeverTrump, it turns out one American is more reviled than Donald Trump. This would be the Donald Trump voter.

Lincoln famously described government as of, by, and for the people. Even so, the people are now getting a hard lesson about what happens when they reject the advice of their betters and go with a nominee of their own choosing. What happens is an outpouring of condescension and contempt.

This contempt is most naked on the left. No surprise here, for two reasons. First, since at least Woodrow Wilson progressives have always preferred rule by a technocratic elite over democracy. Second, today’s Democratic Party routinely portrays its Republican Party rivals as an assortment of nasty ists (racists, sexists, nativists, etc.) making war on minorities, women, foreigners and innocent goatherds who somehow end up in Guantanamo.

Thus Mr. Trump confirms to many on the left what they have always told themselves about the GOP. A New York Times writer put it this way: “Donald Trump’s supporters know exactly what he stands for: hatred of immigrants, racial superiority, a sneering disregard of the basic civility that binds a society.”

Still, the contempt for the great Republican unwashed does not emanate exclusively from liberals or Democrats. Thanks to Mr. Trump’s run for office, it is now ascendant in conservative and Republican quarters as well.

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The Brave New World of Robots and Lost Jobs

12th August 2016

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Sky is falling. Film at 11. Women and minorities hardest hit. Voice of the Crust … you can fill in the rest.

The deeper problem facing the United States is how to provide meaningful work and good wages for the tens of millions of truck drivers, accountants, factory workers and office clerks whose jobs will disappear in coming years because of robots, driverless vehicles and “machine learning” systems.

Note the immediate ‘progressive’ cannonball into the Aggretation Fallacy: Somehow this is a problem ‘facing the United States’. Uh, no it isn’t — except in the minds of those who see every problem as a problem ‘for all of us’ (i.e. for government to solve).

Note the immediate ‘progressive’ assumption that ‘meaningful work and good wages’ are something that need to be ‘provided’ (i.e by government, because who else could do it?).

And, of course: government by ‘progressives’ — because (a) they’re smart enough to see the problem, as you are not, and (b) they’re smart enough to figure out a solution, as you are not (or at least their intentions are good, and that’s all that really counts).

The political debate needs to engage the taboo topic of guaranteeing economic security to families — through a universal basic income, or a greatly expanded earned-income tax credit, or a 1930s-style plan for public-works employment. Ranting about bad trade deals won’t begin to address the problem.

Another thing that the ‘political debate’ needs to ‘engage’ is who is going to pay for all this. ‘Progressives’ seem to assume that the money is just out there somewhere and will show up when it’s required.

They actually pay people to write this crap.

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Gov’t Study Finds Michelle Obama’s School Lunches Are Making Kids Fat

11th August 2016

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Having watched Michelle walk up stairs, this doesn’t surprise me. She’s the last person I’d go to for nutrition advice.

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Report: Twitter Secretly Censored Criticism of Obama

11th August 2016

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My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

According to Buzzfeed News, citing a company insider, then-CEO Dick Costolo secretly ordered Twitter employees to filter out abusive replies to the president during his May 2015 #AskPOTUS digital town hall. The company did so both by creating an algorithm to automatically filter out abuse and by manually removing certain tweets that slipped through.

Buzzfeed’s report is based on multiple inside sources, one of whom said that many senior employees were kept in the dark about the censorship in fear they would strongly object.

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No, Barack Obama Isn’t A Feminist. He’s A Self-Aggrandizing Tool.

10th August 2016

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How should Americans change themselves? Obama explained: “We need to keep changing the attitude that permits the routine harassment of women, whether they’re walking down the street or daring to go online. We need to keep changing the attitude that teaches men to feel threatened by the presence and success of women.”

This sort of unearned moral righteousness induces nausea. Notice that Obama doesn’t offer any solutions to these supposedly widespread problems — he just throws out the notion that he understands women’s problems. To borrow some feminist language, that’s an extraordinarily patriarchal attitude — to condescend to tell women that you understand their problems and therefore need not present solutions. As the subtext goes, all women really want is someone who can feel along with them.

That’s a big part of the ‘progressive’ toolbox: It doesn’t matter if what you do has a good or a bad effect; so long as your intentions are good, it is credited to you as righteousness.

But it’s worse than that. According to Obama, “We need to keep changing the attitude that punishes women for their sexuality and rewards men for theirs.” But why should anyone be rewarded for their sexuality? Do we reward people for other bodily functions and choices? Do we reward people for their eating habits? How about their bowel movements? The only sort of sexuality that society should celebrate is the kind that takes place responsibly within the bounds of marriage, given that if sexuality produces children, we want children to be born into solid, two-parent families, with their parents present. Society should be — at best — neutral about other sorts of sexuality. It seems bizarre that feminism should ask for promiscuity to be treated as virtue for women just because bad people have done so for men.

Make sense? Why? It never has before.

This stuff isn’t feminism. It’s just politically correct virtue-signaling.

Got it in one.

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Jill Stein’s Dangerous Anti-Science Campaign

10th August 2016

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Stein’s plan to court left-wing voters disillusioned with the Democrats worked better than political watchers had anticipated. Her media stock rose as she engaged in pointed anti-Clinton rhetoric. In Stein’s world, Hillary Clinton is irredeemably corrupt with an appetite for war and loathing for the environment. Never mind that Clinton’s actual voting record doesn’t support the caricature. Stein’s barbs aren’t meant to reveal truth, rather provoke. Her style is remarkably similar to Donald Trump in its vapidity. One of her nastiest tweets attacked Clinton as a mother.

Green Party pandering for media attention has begun to take a more dangerous turn as Stein winks at dangerous conspiracy theories. Her comments in seeming support of the anti-vaccination fringe raise alarm, especially because she’s repeated variations of them in multiple settings.

The problem is that ‘environmentalism’ is a religion, and religions never feel easy with actual science, no matter what sort of window-dressing they put on their dogma.

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Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson: Today’s Journalists ‘Cowards, Trite and Stupid’

10th August 2016

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Tucker Carlson, the 47-year-old editor in chief of The Daily Caller, is not gun-shy about expressing his opinion of today’s journalists: “They’re cowards, utterly conventional, trite and stupid,” he seethed to the Observer by phone earlier this month, adding “They go to Twitter to figure out what they’re supposed to believe.”

The pundit, who made his name as the conservative co-host of CNN’s Crossfire, also backs up his belief in his company’s recruiting practices. “I’ve never hired anyone who went to journalism school, and I never would. They’re boring rich kids with an overabundance of parental money,” said Carlson, whose father Richard, a veteran of print and television news, also served as ambassador to the Seychelles under President George H.W. Bush.

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Trump Slammed for All-Male Economic Team, Obama Got a Pass

9th August 2016

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Immediately after Republican nominee Donald Trump announced his economic policy team, the headlines and Tweets focusing on gender came fast and furious:

Washington Post’s Jim Tankersley and Jose DelReal: “Six Men Named Steve But No Women.”

Politico’s Nick Gass: Trump Unveils All-Male Economic Advisory Team

Newsweek’s Emily Cadei:  DONALD TRUMP’S ECONOMIC ADVISERS: 11 Businessmen, One Economist, Zero Women

Bloomberg’s Jennifer Epstein: There Are 13 People On Donald Trump’s New Economic Advisory Council. All 13 Are Men

Think Progress’ Judd Legum: Trump’s New 13 Person Economic Advisory Council Includes No Women.

That’s just a sample.

And you’ll never guess which one of these reporters or editors wrote about the photo below that depicts President Obama’s cabinet that appears to be quite exclusive to men back in 2012.

My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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‘Mankind has eaten into its year’s supply of natural resources – in just seven months’

9th August 2016

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Sky is falling. Film at 11. Women and minorities hardest hit.

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Toronto Reporter and Baby’s Mother: Press Made Up ‘Trump Kicked Baby Out of Rally’ Story

9th August 2016

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Of course they did. After all, Trump is such an unusually bad person that they are justified in any trick they can think of, including flat lies.

When the Washington Post’s notoriously inconsistent fact checker Glenn Kessler feels he has to defend Donald Trump against a false claim, you know it must be a whopper. That was the case with the meme which arose last week that Trump, in words found at the New York Daily News, “booted a fussy baby from a rally Tuesday because the tot was wailing over the businessman’s speech.”

However, instead of giving several media outlets and the Hillary Clinton campaign the formal Four-Pinocchio “whopper” evaluation, Kessler merely gave Trump a “Geppetto checkmark” for telling the truth, and gave those who reported it and Team Hillary an unwarranted pass: “We can see why some reporters ran with this tale, based only on the videotape.”

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Media Justify Anti-Trump Bias, Claim He’s Too ‘Dangerous’ for Normal Rules

9th August 2016

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And the masks come off.

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Balance, Fairness and a Proudly Provocative Presidential Candidate

8th August 2016

Jim Rutenberg, proud Voice of the Crust, takes the mask off.

If you’re a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation’s worst racist and nationalistic tendencies, that he cozies up to anti-American dictators and that he would be dangerous with control of the United States nuclear codes, how the heck are you supposed to cover him?

Because if you believe all of those things, you have to throw out the textbook American journalism has been using for the better part of the past half-century, if not longer, and approach it in a way you’ve never approached anything in your career. If you view a Trump presidency as something that’s potentially dangerous, then your reporting is going to reflect that. You would move closer than you’ve ever been to being oppositional. That’s uncomfortable and uncharted territory for every mainstream, nonopinion journalist I’ve ever known, and by normal standards, untenable.

In other words, so-called journalistic objectivity is just a Clever Plastic Disguise that applies only when the ‘news’ doesn’t get too far beyond the Narrative.

It’s much dodgier for conventional news reporters to treat this year’s political debate as one between “normal” and “abnormal,” as the Vox editor in chief Ezra Klein put it recently.

In a sense, that’s just what reporters are doing. And it’s unavoidable. Because Mr. Trump is conducting his campaign in ways we’ve not normally seen.

In other words, it’s All Trump’s Fault for being such an outlier that it forces, forces ‘journalists’ to dump impartiality and support the Narrative. Yup. All Trump’s Fault.

For a proper fisking, go here.

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