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NYT: Nice White Lady teachers are practically George Zimmerman-level homicidal racists

17th April 2017

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In the past, affirmative action for black schoolteachers, especially black male teachers, was usually justified with a Role Model rationale: It’s good for poor black children, especially black boys, to see that some blacks grow up to have respectable jobs where they show up to work on time. (Another reason offered more quietly was the hope that tough black guys could discipline black boys better.)

But lately, the conventional wisdom has been shifting away from that somewhat condescending Role Model rationale toward the remarkably hostile argument that blacks must be given even more special breaks when applying to be teachers because lots and lots of those Obama-voting, MLK-worshipping Nice White Lady schoolteachers are actually secret implicit racists, practically homicidal George Zimmermans.

I’m a racist, you’re a racist, he’s a racist, she’s a racist, wouldn’t you like to be a racist too?

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A Return to the Academy

12th April 2017

Daniel Pipes discovers that You Can’t Go Home Again.

I grew up around a university (my father Richard is a professor emeritus) and went on to earn a Ph.D. in medieval history, so I initially expected the campus ever to be central in my life. Then, because it radicalized and I did not, my connection to the academy withered. Now, on occasional returns visits to it, I invariably feel alienated by the left-wingery, the jargon, and the arrogant irrelevance. While glad I escaped its clutches, I worry about the future of American (that word again) higher education. So, yes, Campus Watch has it right.

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More Meltdowns at the NYRB

11th April 2017

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I’ve mentioned before that the New York Review of Books has been suffering a complete freakout meltdown since Trump’s election, and I gleefully look forward to every issue to microwave another bag of popcorn.

The latest issue offers a long review entitled “Lessons from Hitler’s Rise,” by Christopher Browning. Although it is a review of a translation of a book about Hitler by a German scholar published before Trump’s election, how long do you think it takes Browning to roll out the Trumpenfuehrer analogy? Yup—first paragraph….

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All Sitting Supreme Court Justices Have Been Involved With Federalist Society, Labeled a ‘Front’ Group by Democrats

5th April 2017

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“I don’t know what Donald Trump’s judicial philosophy [is] as president, but we sure do know the judicial philosophy of the Federalist Society, which was given the responsibility of coming up with a list of nominees to fill the [Antonin] Scalia vacancy on the Supreme Court,” Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Monday before Gorsuch’s Senate Judiciary Committee vote.

The Federalist Society, established in 1982, was “founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be,” according to the society’s website.

Yeah, I can see where Democrats would have a problem with that.

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Donald Trump Could Be the Reason You’re Over-Eating, Warn Nutritionists

4th April 2017

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I am not making this up.

They actually pay people to write this stuff. And they wouldn’t write it if there weren’t dim bulbs out there willing to read it.

Our civilization is dying.

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Rosie O’Donnell Offers Melania Trump Marriage Advice: ‘Divorce Donald and flee’

3rd April 2017

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Seriously — who would take marriage advice (or any advice, really) from Rosie O’Donnel? This is like Michael Moore coming out with a celebrity diet.

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John McCain: I’m More Worried About This Country Than I’ve Been in My Entire Lifetime

3rd April 2017

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Correspondingly, the country is more worried about John McCain than it has been in his entire lifetime.

Ponder what would cause a Brit Voice of the Crust to give a shit about what John McCain worries about, probably for the first time ever. (Anything that worries John McCain is probably a good thing, so we’ve got that going for us.)

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A Classic Upside-down NYT Article

3rd April 2017

Steve Sailer shows you the ropes.

As I’ve often pointed out, the NYT tends to employ first rate reporters, but it strikes a devil’s deal with them: rather than put the interesting news at the beginning of the article, the good stuff gets hidden away at the end. NYT reporters are significantly smarter than NYT subscribers, but they are only allowed to disturb the worldviews of the small fraction who read all the way to the end.

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Schumer Says It’s Unlikely That Gorsuch Will Be Confirmed

2nd April 2017

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And if you clap loud enough Tinkerbelle will be saved.

Democrats: Smoking and not sharing since sometime in the ’60s….

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Welcome to Emerson, the Tiny Canadian Border Town Where Hundreds of Refugees Have Fled From Trump’s America

2nd April 2017

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Win one election and all of a sudden it’s ‘Trump’s America’.

Sorry, Brit Crust, but it’s still Obama’s America and will be until every last trace of Political Correctness is back in its cage.

Good luck in Canada. Write when you find work.

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AP Reporter Calls Out WaPo for Publishing False Claim About Rex Tillerson

31st March 2017

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News so fake, even fellow Voices of the Crust can’t stomach it.

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Alt-Left Insanity: Heal From Your ‘Toxic Whiteness’!

31st March 2017

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Imagine your day without knowing where to vandalize, what the latest gender-bending or LGBT craze is or even where to get F*ck Trump lipstick. (According to left loons at Bustle, that’s Lipslut.)

There has been a boomlet in unhinged, irrational and ridiculous left-wing websites — all aimed at getting clicks from young people. So rather than focus on the run-of-the-mill alt-left, I’m digging deeper. As the weeks go on, I’ll be telling you more stories about these outlets and more. So watch this space. Meanwhile, watch the spaced-out:

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Seriously? Clueless CNN Fact Checks Spicer’s Russian Dressing Joke

30th March 2017

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I am not making this up.

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Muslim Immigrant to Run for California Lieutenant Governor and Vows to Fight ‘Donald Trump’s Hate’

30th March 2017

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As if a Muslim — Pakistani, no less — has any room to lecture others on hate. Kinda like being called a racist by a member of the KKK.

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Michael Moore Says Donald Trump Just Began the ‘Extinction of Human Life on Earth’

30th March 2017

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Why anybody still pays attention to this clown simply amazes me.

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Whoopi Wrongly Insists Fox Pushed Birtherism; the Network Actually Debunked It

29th March 2017

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The major defect of the Chattering Class of the Left that inhabits the DemLegHump Media is the rock-ribbed assumption that anyone who is unsound on one aspect of the proglodyte religion is therefore ipso facto unsound on every other aspect of the proglodyte religion.

This assumption operates so automatically that there isn’t even a shred of a pretense of checking what the actual facts of the matter might be — witness the ritual denunciations of Trump as racist and sexist and homophobic in the face of pretty clear evidence that he’s actually pretty indifferent on those issues.

And, when (as in this case) the evidence is clear, it is just ignored — ‘who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?’

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Venturing Into Right-Wing Wilderness, New York Times Reporters Bravely Watch Fox News All Day

26th March 2017

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The mainstream media’s obsession with Fox News continues, as the New York Times sends intrepid reporters John Koblin and Nick Corasaniti into the fierce jungle-land of right-wing television to watch an entire day of it. They have escaped back with this dispatch from the front lines: “One Nation, Under Fox: 18 Hours With a Network That Shapes America — Fox News is a singular force, crafting a searing narrative about what’s happening in the world for millions of viewers, including President Trump.”

It wasn’t that awful a report, although one can’t picture the Times undertaking such an expedition during the Obama years, going on a brave quest into the left-wing fever swamps of MSNBC (and CNN, and ABC…).

The horror! The horror!

On the other hand, I wouldn’t mind a job that required me to watch TV news all day and then write an article about it for the New York Times (at New York Prices).

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NYT Reporters Create a List of Racial Terms They Find Offensive

26th March 2017

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These people are really obsessed with race. Yet it’s other people who are racist. Go figure.

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ABC Targets Trump Supporters After Weekend Rallies Turn Violent

26th March 2017

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‘Rallies Turn Violent’ is NewSpeak for ‘Trump Supporters Get Attacked’.

Wright also mentioned that a pro-Trump march planned in Philadelphia was called off after fears over safety arisen. “The two sides squared off and sounded off at each other. Police caught in the middle,” he bemoaned. But he failed to mention those anti-Trump protesters were the ones causing the chaos. “A mostly-masked protest group marched around the Mall, at times igniting flares and smoke, burning things on the road,” as reported by the local ABC affiliate.

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Thought for the Day: I’ll Bet You DIdn’t Know…

24th March 2017

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Rachel Dolezal Claims She’s “A Woke Soul Sista” in New Autobiography

24th March 2017

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I am not making this up.

You probably remember Dolezal as the former white female NAACP chapter president who identifies as black.  Well, she’s back and boy, does she have some things to say.

Such an arduous task of reading horrendous garbage like In Full Color is likely illegal in most enlightened European countries. After finishing Dolezal’s 280-page “journey to self-identification,” I’ve decided to become a Marxist revolutionary so I can help spare any future generations from such unjust working conditions.

In Full Color ends with an epilogue describing how Dolezal still walks around faking it as a black woman. Her goal “is to provide comfort to those who are not struggling with their identities and assure them that they’re not alone, that they’re not freaks, and that they don’t deserve to be ridiculed or shunned by their friends, families, and communities.” On the contrary, Dolezal stretches the definition of identity beyond absurdity and merely serves as a distraction from real issues facing the black community.  The theme of her book is clearly validation, but the only thing she really needs is professional help.

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Sologomy: Woman Who Helps Others Self-Marry Reveal What Takes Place in the Ceremonies

23rd March 2017

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I am not making this up.

It all started in California, of course, where deep relationships with oneself are de rigeur, and everybody is looking for a way to monetize. (If California asks to secede, I’m good with it.)

Next time you see a chick with a nose ring, you’ll know what it means.

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Shia LaBeouf Moves Anti-Trump Art Project to Liverpool Because ‘America Isn’t Safe Enough’

23rd March 2017

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He certainly seems able to divide us from Shia LaBeouf and his political posturing.

I call that a win.

 

They may have won all the battles;
But we had all the good songs!

– Tom Lerer

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WashPost Coverage of High School Illegal Immigrant Rape Typifies Media Treatment

22nd March 2017

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Early Tuesday evening, Curtis Houck at NewsBusters noted that the rape of a 14 year-old girl at a Maryland high school by two older teens (17 and 18) who recently arrived the U.S. was the subject of a question at Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s press conference earlier that day. The Washington Post’s first story on the rape Friday illustrates Houck’s observation that the crime is “an inconvenient story for their liberal narrative” that one must downplay or simply not report negative news about the actions of illegal immigrants.

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Rep. Maxine Waters Veiled Threat to Trump: ‘Get Ready for Impeachment’

22nd March 2017

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If that’s a ‘veiled’ threat, I’d like to know what an ‘unveiled’ threat it.

She talks big for somebody who hasn’t got the votes. Perhaps someone ought to explain to her that the Democrats lost the election; she seems to think that they won.

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Student Allegedly Attacked Female Basketball Player Because Her Hairstyle Was ‘Cultural Appropriation’

20th March 2017

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Authorities charged a Hampshire College student with assaulting a member of Central Maine Community College’s basketball team over a dispute about cultural appropriation. Really.

The Hampshire student, 20-year-old Carmen Figueroa, allegedly started a fight because the basketball player had braided her hair in a manner that upset Figueroa. She walked up to the visiting player—during a basketball game—and demanded that the player remove the braids from her hair, according to masslive.com.

Figueroa is a female student of color. The basketball player was a member of the women’s team. Her ethnicity is not stated in news articles, though it seems likely she’s either white, or belongs to some other race whose members aren’t allowed to braid their hair Latina-style, according to Figueroa’s world view.

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Rerun? NPR’s Nina Totenberg Promotes Feminist Accuser of Gorsuch, Skips Her Democrat Resume

20th March 2017

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

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California Student Writes Op-Ed About How Milk Is Racist Symbol

17th March 2017

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Special snowflakes: They never outgrow their need for racism.

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‘Toni The Tampon’ Cartoon Teaches Dids That ‘Men’ Can Menstruate

17th March 2017

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I am not making this up.

Fake Science is on the march.

Required reading: In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks

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Immigrants Are Going Hungry so Trump Won’t Deport Them

16th March 2017

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Note that this is Fake News:

The evidence is still anecdotal — and The Washington Post was unable to speak directly with immigrants who chose to cancel their SNAP benefits.

So there’s no proof. This is just hand-wringing and tendentious hearsay from obviously partisan activists.

Yet this is reported as news.

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Fake Science

15th March 2017

ZMan blows the whistle.

Unless you have been in a cave the last year, you are well aware of the fact that most of what we call news is just made up. Any story with “sources say” in it is fictional. The writer simply conjured the sources and most likely the things they would have said, if they existed. Maybe someone did say something like what was reported, but the so-called reporter was not there to hear it. At best, they got it from the gossip chain or from some C-level talking head, cooling his heels in a cable television green room.

The worst for this is sports reporting, as they no longer even pretend to do be doing real reporting. They just make stuff up and slap the words “according to sources” on it and it is posted as news. Trade rumors are where you see this all the time. Since the people doing the deals for the sports clubs are not talking about their business on camera, the fake news reporters are free to just make up what they want, so they do. It’s all pitched as “rumors” so when it never happens, the fake sports reporters can “report” on that.

Even fake news needs content, which is where fake science comes in. There’s nothing better for a fake news story than a quote from a fake scientist, especially when the topic is human health. Turn on the local fake newscast and there’s always at least one fake story on health or diet. Many of these shows now have a recurring health segment where one of the bubble heads puts on their serious face and talks into the camera about some new threat to your health, usually your diet. It’s all fake.

The root cause of the replication crisis in the soft sciences is mostly due to the fact that it is it not science. It’s market research. They try to quantify some behavior in order to pitch an idea already popular in the mass media or with the managerial class. By slapping the word “science” on it, they are pitching their role as an authority. Bill Nye, the toaster repairman, has made a killing claiming to speak for science on behalf of the cult of Gaia worship. The Cornell Food Lab does the same thing, but for nutrition and food marketing.

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RINO ALERT: Republicans Threatening to Expose Donald Trump as the Emperor With No Clothes

15th March 2017

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I’d be more interested in finding out which bathroom Lindsey Graham uses than anything to do with Trump’s tax returns.

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Iron Fist Star Finn Jones Says Donald Trump Is to Blame for Scathing Reviews

15th March 2017

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Hey, I had a crappy hamburger from McDonald’s the other day. I’ll just bet it’s Donald Trump’s fault.

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NYT Eats Crow After Trump Tax Return Proves Major Story Wrong

15th March 2017

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Once again, the DemLegHump Media gives us Fake News, but Trump remains the New Hitler.

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Physics Teachers to Provide “Pronoun Stickers”

15th March 2017

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I am not making this up.

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This Forestry CEO Is Suing Greenpeace Because It’s ‘Just Lying to Raise Money’

13th March 2017

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Yeah, well, that’s what they do.

Unless the Sky Is Falling (Film at 11, Women and Minorities Hardest Hit) there’s no reason for them to be.

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CBS Ignores Ax Attack in Germany, Reports on the Popularity of Bottled Water

9th March 2017

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CBS demonstrated its list of priorities during Thursday’s CBS Evening News when the network completely ignored a violent and bloody ax attack in one of Germany’s largest train stations. Instead of reporting on the attack in Dusseldorf, “where five people were wounded [and] one seriously,” anchor Scott Pelley wasted roughly 18 seconds reporting on “a rising tide of popularity has made water the bestselling drink in America.”

That’s right. Instead of reporting on a possible terrorist attack, one of the Big Three networks was reporting on how well water sells. “An industry research group told us today that the average American drank more than 39 gallons of bottled water last year, compared to 38 and a half gallons of soda,” Pelley continued in his brief.

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Khizr Khan’s Story About Restricted ‘Travel Privileges’ May Be False

8th March 2017

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Gold Star father Khizr Khan said recently that his travel to Canada had been put under government review, resulting in his cancellation of a talk he was due to give. One problem: There’s no evidence to support his claim.

Even The Washington Post investigated Khan’s assertion and found it lacking.

An official from the Customs and Border Patrol explained the agency doesn’t warn U.S. citizens about potential issues with their upcoming trips. They reiterated that any American citizen with a passport is free to travel.

Several outlets have reached out to Khan for clarification on what caused his travel restrictions. Khan responded with “thank you- no comment” to requests for comment from The Washington Post and NPR.

You mean a Democrat would lie to us? Say it ain’t so!

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Bernie Sanders Is Upset, So It Must Be Tuesday

8th March 2017

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What should a United States senator, or any citizen, do if the president is a liar? Does ignoring this reality benefit the American people? Do we make a bad situation worse by disrespecting the president of the United States? Or do we have an obligation to say that he is a liar to protect America’s standing in the world and people’s trust in our institutions?’

I dunno, Bernie. What did you do when it happened between 2009-2016?

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NYT Columnist Encourages IRS Agents to Commit Felony by Leaking Trump’s Taxes

6th March 2017

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A New York Times columnist is encouraging IRS employees to commit a felony by leaking Donald Trump’s tax returns to his newspaper.

“If you’re in IRS and have a certain president’s tax return that you’d like to leak, my address is: NYT, 620 Eighth Ave, NY NY 10018,” Nicholas Kristof wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

‘Journalists’, especially those in the DemLegHump Media, have never considered that the laws that apply to everybody else apply to them as well.

I doubt that this is a wise move with Jeff Sessions as AG. Kristoff just might wind up behind bars.

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Presidential Payback for Media Hubris

2nd March 2017

Victor Davis Hanson counts it up so that you don’t have to.

No, Trump did not have any plans to invade Mexico, as Buzzfeed and the Associated Press alleged.

No, Trump’s father did not run for Mayor of New York by peddling racist television ads, as reported by Sidney Blumenthal.

No, there were not mass resignations at the State Department in protest of its new leaders, as was reported by the Washington Post.

No, Trump’s attorney did not cut a deal with the Russians in Prague. Nor did Trump indulge in sexual escapades in Moscow. Buzzfeed again peddled those fake news stories.

No, a supposedly racist Trump did not remove the bust of Martin Luther King Jr. from the White House, as a Time Magazine reporter claimed.

No, election results in three states were not altered by hackers or computer criminals to give Trump the election, as implied by New York Magazine.

No, Michael Flynn did not tweet that he was a scapegoat. That was a media fantasy endorsed by Nancy Pelosi.

In fact, Daniel Payne of the Federalist has compiled a lengthy list of sensational stories about Trump’s supposed buffooneries, mistakes, and crudities that all proved either outright lies or were gross exaggerations and distortions.

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Campus Flier Tells Students of Color to Charge White Peers for ‘Emotional Labor’

2nd March 2017

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Perhaps ‘white peers’ could charge ‘students of color’ for the institutions at which they feel so entitled.

I don’t see any black Ivy League in Africa.

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‘Racism Simulator’ Chrome Extension Highlights Bigotry in Left-Wing Media

27th February 2017

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A Chrome browser extension titled “Racism Simulator” shows just how racist the left-wing media really is by changing negative references about white people to black people.

“Ever see articles bashing certain groups and thought to yourself how totally not okay it would be if the groups were replaced with another group?” the extension’s download page asks. “This extension swaps the groups being written about on HuffingtonPost, Salon, Buzzfeed, Jezebel, and Gawker to show how much racism, sexism, and outright nastiness they get away with because they chose to target an ‘oppressor’ group.”

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Witches Take on Trump

24th February 2017

I am not making this up.

And many of these people are allowed to vote.

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Reminder: The NYT’s Top Two Political Reporters Are Basically Democratic Operatives

23rd February 2017

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“We have has a very good relationship with Maggie Haberman of Politico over the last year,” a memo titled “Earned Media/Next Steps” written by the Clinton communications team said. “We have had her tee up stories for us before and have never been disappointed. While we should have a larger conversation in the near future about a broader strategy for reengaging the beat press that covers HRC, for this we think we can achieve our objective and do the most shaping by going to Maggie.”

Haberman is now a star politics reporter at The New York Times, along with Glenn Thrush, another former Politico reporter who the Wikileaks dump revealed was sending stories to the Clinton campaign for approval. Thrush jokingly described himself as a “hack” for the campaign in an email to John Podesta in which he agreed to send part of his story for approval before publishing.

“No worries Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u,” Thrush wrote to the Clinton campaign chairman in an April 2015 email. “Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this Tell me if I fucked up anything.”

The emails showing Thrush and Haberman’s tight relationship with the Clinton campaign were just a few of the many emails that revealed a pervasive culture among political media elites in which journalists operate more like political operatives than enterprising reporters.

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Robert Reich Is on a Hot Streak

23rd February 2017

Steve Sailer scratches his head.

For Clinton cabinet secretary and current UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich, having recently suggested (twice) that the Berkeley violence was likely an alt-right false flag, now attributes the latest Swedish immigrant riots to Donald Trump provoking them with his lies about immigrant violence in Sweden.

You can’t make this stuff up.

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‘Sanctuary Restaurants’

21st February 2017

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I am not making this up.

So far, 285 restaurants across the U.S. have signed on, pledging to create safe and equitable work environments, where no one is discriminated against and everyone is paid a fair wage, offered benefits and given opportunities for professional growth.

Matt Philbin comments:

Gosh, that sure sounds like dishwashing utopia. And it may as well be utopia in the actual sense of the word. There are 616,000 restaurants in America. CNN finds it newsworthy that 285 of them – .046% — have pledged to run an extreme hippie fantasy camp for unskilled labor. (You can bet an inordinate number of these joints are vegan.) A CNN tweet plublicizing the story actually said “285 restaurants across the US” had joined. Heck, there are probably 285 restaurants in any three-block radius in Manhattan, not counting hot dog carts.

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Trump supporters see a successful president — and are frustrated with critics who don’t

21st February 2017

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That’s because obvious stupidity is very frustrating. An example:

“If he hadn’t gotten into office, 70,000 miners would have been put out of work,” Patricia Nana, a 42-year-old naturalized citizen from Cameroon. “I saw the ceremony where he signed that bill, giving them their jobs back, and he had miners with their hard hats and everything — you could see how happy they were.”

The regulation actually would have cost relatively few mining jobs and would have created nearly as many new jobs on the regulatory side, according to a government report — an example of the frequent distance between Trump’s rhetoric, which many of his supporters wholeheartedly believe, and verifiable facts.

Note the assumption that ‘new jobs on the regulatory side’ would have equaled ‘mining jobs’ so what’s Trump complaining about?

Well, for one thing, ‘mining jobs’ produce coal, a useful product; ‘new jobs on the regulatory side’ produce regulations and interference with people trying to produce a useful product — not the same thing.

Plus, who thinks that ‘new jobs on the regulatory side’ would be the sort that former coal miners would qualify for? Show of hands? Yeah, I thought so.

Coal miners out of work, new jobs for Children of the Crust — it’s all good, according to the Washington Post.

That’s why people voted for Trump, and why they cheer each time he kicks a ‘journalist’ in the ‘nads.

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Leaked Memos Suggest All Illegal Immigrants Are at Risk of Deportation in Donald Trump’s Crackdown

20th February 2017

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Well, duh. What part of ‘illegal’ don’t they understand?

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Thought for the Day

19th February 2017

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