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NYT Writes 1300 Words About Dem Senator’s Corruption Trial Without Mentioning He’s A Democrat

5th September 2017

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A Republican, of course, would be tagged as such in the first sentence.

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4th September 2017

Report: John Legend music video needs ‘out of shape’ Americans to play Trump supporters

Hollywood Loses It After Report That Trump Plans To End DACA

American Horror Story Season 7 Features Anti-Trump Meltdown [VIDEO]

Trump guilty of ‘child abuse’ if he ends ‘Dreamers’ programme, says campaign group

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NH Dem Chair: Rural, Disaffected Voters Are ‘White Supremacists’

4th September 2017

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It’s getting to the point where the working definition of ‘white supremacist’ is ‘not a Democrat’.

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Feminists Claim ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Perpetuates Misogyny

3rd September 2017

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I am not making this up.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

3rd September 2017

George Clooney says Trump campaign inspired ‘angry American dream’ flick

Teacher Makes Students Remove Trump Apparel, Says It’s ‘Neo-Nazi’ Slogan

ABC’s Dowd Slams Trump for ‘Continued Belligerence’ With North Korea In other words, he’s not Obama.

Mainstream Media: Trump’s Reaction to Hurricane Harvey Lacked ‘Empathy’

Mitchell: ‘Shocking,’ ‘Big Mistake’ for Trump to Warn Against NK ‘Appeasement’  In other words, he’s not Obama.

MTP Panelist Claims DACA Opposition by Trump Base Driven by Race  Of course! EVERYTHING is driven by race! It’s obvious!

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NYT: Lets Help Hurricane Harvey Survivors by Taxing Them

3rd September 2017

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As Hurricane Harvey survivors struggle with the aftermath, the cleanup, with power outages and portable generators, reporters far away in comfortable offices in New York think they have a solution to their problems; a new carbon tax.

I once had to power my home for a week from a portable generator, thanks to outages caused by a major tropical storm. A portable generator is an expensive way to produce power, but its better than letting the food spoil.

The last thing people in that situation need is higher fuel bills.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

2nd September 2017

Donald Trump’s ‘crooked’ and ‘fake’ media slurs crumble as reporters excel chronicling Hurricane Harvey  An alternate reality inhabited by the new clerisy.

World’s largest general science organisation slams Trump’s lack of ‘scientific thinking’  Uh, actually, that’s not his job — he hires people to do that for him. His job is political thinking, and that’s what they’re really objecting to.

Harvey: Former White House photographer highlights contrast between Trump and Obama’s disaster responses  And you know, without even reading it, that Obama was right and Trump was wrong.

CNN’s Brinkley: Trump Pushing ‘BS’ of ‘Slashing, Slashing’ FEMA, EPA

 

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AP, NY Times Fail to Report Team Obama’s Hidden 2016 Antifa ‘Domestic Terrorist’ Designation

2nd September 2017

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Early Friday, the Politico’s Josh Meyer reported that the Department of Homeland Security had formally classified the activities of the left-wing and anarchist-driven movement known as “antifa” as “domestic terrorist violence” — in April 2016. Yes, during the Obama administration, which chose to keep this assessment hidden.

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

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Monopolized by the Left, Academic Research on Crime Gets Almost Everything Wrong

2nd September 2017

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The history of academic criminology is one of grand pronouncements that don’t often prove out in the real world. In the 1960s and 1970s, for example, criminologists demanded that public policy attack the “root causes” of crime, such as poverty and racism. Without solving these problems, they argued, we could not expect to fight crime effectively. On this thinking, billions of taxpayer dollars poured into ambitious social programs—yet crime went up, not down. In the 1970s and 1980s and into the 1990s, as crime rates continued to spike, criminologists proceeded to tell us that the police could do little to cut crime, and that locking up the felons, drug dealers, and gang leaders who committed much of the nation’s criminal violence wouldn’t work, either.

These views were shown to be false, too, but they were held so pervasively across the profession that, when political scientist James Q. Wilson called for selective incapacitation of violent repeat offenders, he found himself ostracized by his peers, who resorted to ad hominem attacks on his character and motivations. Wilson’s work was ignored by awards committees, and criminological reviews of his books, especially Thinking About Crime and Crime and Human Nature, were almost universally negative. In the real-world policy arena, however, Wilson attained significant influence: the Broken Windows theory of policing and public order, which Wilson developed with criminologist George Kelling, became a key part of the proactive policing strategies that would be largely responsible for the great crime decline starting in the mid-1990s.

In short, while academic criminology has had much to say about crime, most of it has been wrong. How can an academic discipline be so wrongheaded? And should we listen to criminologists today when, say, they call for prisons to be emptied, cops to act as glorified playground attendants, and criminal sentences to be dramatically reduced, if not eliminated? Answers to the first question are readily available—and suggest the answer to the second.

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CNN, MSNBC, New York Times Totally Ignore Kansas ‘Kill All White People’ Murder Suspect

2nd September 2017

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Of course not. It’s all about the Narrative.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

1st September 2017

Will Trump Suffer Nixon’s Fate?  Uh, no.

NYT’s Kristof Finds Trump ‘Scary’ on Taxes, Must Talk ‘Climate Change’

NBC Blackout: Ignores Trump’s $1 Million Pledge to Harvey Relief  Of course they did.

Joy Reid: Trump Ending DACA Hypocritical Because ‘He’s Married to an Immigrant’

Major Garrett Sneers: Trump ‘Kept His Distance From Suffering’ in Texas

Matt Damon Attacks Trump’s ‘Abhorrent’ Reaction To Charlottesville  I rather doubt that Matt Damon bothered to read Trump’s reaction ot Charlottesville.

Reporters Lobby WH’s Sanders on Behalf of DREAMers, Question Whether He Has a ‘Big Heart’

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Maine Dem: State’s Whiteness Is ‘Bad News’

31st August 2017

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I am not making this up.

Import some black people from Detroit. I hear they’ve got extra, and would appreciate the work.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

31st August 2017

Donald Trump suppressed report into coal mining’s risk to public health, accuses world-leading Nature scientific journal  The odd that he even knows this ‘report’ exists are slim to none.

Alt-Left Insanity: Trump ‘Is Actually a Blind Carnivorous Cave Zombie’

Not Good Enough: CBS Moves the Goalpost for Trump’s Texas Visit

MSNBC Brings on Obama Hack to Blame Trump for Chemical Plant Explosion

‘The Misogynists’ Labels Trump Voters ‘Misanthropic Sociopaths’

Jim Acosta: Could Trump’s Texas Visit Be ‘Harmful’?

Asians ‘being victimised’ because of Trump’s policies, says family of murdered Sikh man  ‘Trump’s policies’, of course, have nothing to do with it.

Donald Trump’s attacks on ‘fake news’ media an incitement to violence, says UN human rights chief  That’s why all those journalists are being murdered in the streets. (Oh, wait….)

Donald Trump and Joseph Stalin have a lot in common when it comes to science  I guess their Hitler muscle is getting tired.

Trump is ‘seized with fear’ over Russia investigation, says veteran news reporter Dan Rather  Uh, no.

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There Are Way Too Many White Librarians These Days, New Report Finds

31st August 2017

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A new report on diversity among library employees at America’s four-year colleges and universities has concluded that there are entirely too many white librarians.

Ithaka S+R, an academic research firm, released the “Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity” report on Wednesday.

As a group, librarians “are over three quarters white and nearly 90 percent white in leadership roles,” the Ithaka S+R report reveals.

The lack of “library employees of color” is a “shortcoming” in the academic library industry, the report also says.

Perhaps it’s because ‘people of color’ (don’t say ‘colored people’, that’s racist) don’t want to be librarians.

I’m still waiting to hear a persuasive argument that ‘diversity’ is somehow advantageous in a library, or how growing up in an inner-city slum brings something ‘vital’ to shelving books.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

30th August 2017

Pranksters Plant Klan Hoods And Other Hilarious Items In Trump Tower Gift Shop

Why People Hate the Media: Politico Throws Conniption Over Melania’s Stilettos

The more we talk about Trump being impeached, the less likely people are to act

Joy Reid: Trump Doesn’t Understand ‘Human Scale Of Misery’

Public Service? Celebs Worth $11.5B Bash Trump, Right with PSAs

Fake News Montage: Media Says Trump Lacks ‘Empathy’  Looks as if they all got the memo.

Star Wars’ Mark Hamill: ‘Let’s Buy Twitter’ to ‘Ban Trump!’

Trumka: White House Staff Made Up Of Racists And People Only Looking Out For Wall Street  Pretty rich, coming from a Mafia shill.

Morning Joe: ‘Something Wrong With’ Trump, Not Able to be ‘Human and Empathetic’

Former Biden Chief Of Staff Says Empathy Unnatural For Trump

Trevor Noah on Donald Trump: ‘For a guy who’s not racist, he has a lot of racist friends’  So do you, Trevor, so do you.

Trump criticised for not meeting Harvey victims and marvelling at crowd size during trip  Unlike Obama and Clinton, it’s not all about him. He got out of the way and let the people doing the work do the work.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

29th August 2017

Donald Trump’s pardoning of Sheriff Joe Arpaio is an impeachable offence, say law professors  Well, no, it’s not. The constitution is quite clear.

Liberals Protest Trump’s Texas Visit Following Devastating Storm

Celebrities Slam Trump And First Lady As They Step Up To Help In Texas

CNN’s Jeff Zeleny Claims Trump Showed Little Empathy for Hurricane Harvey Victims

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Journos Dig Their Heels Into Melania’s Storm Stilettos

29th August 2017

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Journalists are giving Donald Trump‘s White House another reason to find them unAmerican. Some wasted no time giving first lady Melania Trump a hard time about wearing 5-inch black stilettos to tour Tropical Storm Harvey.

Odd that they have nothing more important to write about. The resemblance between the DemLegHump Media and the Heathers is getting frightening.

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Professor: Some Calls For Reparations Don’t Go Far Enough

29th August 2017

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Of course not. Greed on the part of Official Victims is bottomless.

A British professor argued in a Monday op-ed that many of the calls for reparations don’t go far enough when addressing the history of slavery.

Birmingham City University Associate Professor Kehinde Andrews wrote in a Guardian op-ed that proposals for free college education for black people and canceling debt in third world countries aren’t good enough calls for reparations.

“In many ways the calls for reparatory justice do not take go far enough. Caricom includes a demand to cancel third world debt, and the Movement for Black Lives for free tuition for African Americans,” Andrews wrote. “Both of these are examples of removing the knife from our backs, rather than healing the wound. Third world debt was an unjust mechanism for maintaining colonial economic control and allowing free access to a deeply problematic school system will not eradicate the impacts of centuries of oppression.”

Dude, there is no knife in your back; if there were, you’d be picking cotton rather than lounging in comfort in your professor’s office. What there is, is your hand in other people’s pockets.

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Salon: The U.S. Has a ‘Neo-Confederate’ National Anthem

28th August 2017

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You can’t make this stuff up.

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Thought for the Day

28th August 2017

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In WashPost Column, Retired NPR Star ‘Looking for Generals to Save Us From Democracy’

25th August 2017

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Sounds pretty fascist to me. And yet Trump is the New Hitler.

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NYT: “Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented at Top Colleges Than 35 Years Ago”

25th August 2017

Steve Sailer does a little fisking.

– It’s almost as if 45 to 50 years of affirmative action haven’t succeeded in making blacks and Hispanics smarter …

Assumed without any attempted justification in the NYT article: That ‘blacks and Hispanics’ ought to be ‘represented’ somehow in ‘top colleges’. (This is a proglodyte religious dogma based on the contrary-to-fact beliefs that All People Are The Same and Race Is Not A Thing.)

Reality is something that exists even when you don’t believe it.

 

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In a World Where Reporting Is Dripping With Bias, Reporting Facts Becomes a Scandal

24th August 2017

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Some journalists are frustrated at the leaked Wall Street Journal emails revealed to The New York Times Wednesday, showing Editor in Chief Gerard Baker lamenting them for injecting too much “opinion” into the outlet’s reporting, imploring them to stick to the facts.

To Hell with that facts, we’ve got a Narrative to push here.

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City Councils Across U.S. Fall Short on Equal Gender Representation

24th August 2017

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Oh noes! Democracy is broken! People are voting for whom they want, not equal gender representation!

Call the UN! Call the ACLU! Call the SPLC! Women and minorities hardest hit! CALL THE NEW YORK TIMES!

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Reuters Labels Anti-Trump Protesters ‘Peace Activists’

23rd August 2017

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Because nothing promotes peace like violently suppressing other people’s free speech.

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Have You Done What You’re Told Yet, White People?

22nd August 2017

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Recently, a Black Lives Matter activist named Chanelle Helm published a list of 10 requests for white people. It included such reasonable entreaties as “When you die, will your property to a black or brown family” and “Build free housing for black and brown people” and “Get a racist fired.” Have you done what you’re told yet, white people?

Looks like White Privilege has nothing to compare to Fashionable Minority Victim Privilege.

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Fake News Alert: Secret Service Not Running Out of Money Because of Trump and Family

22nd August 2017

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Major news outlets around the country would have you think that the United States Secret Service is running out of money due to President Trump’s frequent travel and large family.

Problem is, that’s not true. According to a press release from Director Alles:

This issue is not one that can be attributed to the current Administration’s protection requirements alone, but rather has been an ongoing issue for nearly a decade due to an overall increase in operational tempo.

It’s all about the Narrative, Larry.

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Dem Rep: Trump Is ‘Racist’ And An ‘Abject Liar’

22nd August 2017

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More Democrat projection. Being called a racist and a liar by a Democrat Congressman is like being called ugly by a frog.

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The Politicization of Everything: Evergreen State Offers Course ‘Weaving Feminism And Math’

20th August 2017

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The class “interrogates mathematics as a field of inquiry, asking what is recognized as math and what isn’t, who had and has access to math, and what privileges it gives access to,” according to the course description. “Through a grounding in feminist critiques (from critical theory, science studies, and women-of-color feminisms), we will examine how mathematical knowledge becomes legitimized and the ways in which power structures influence what counts as knowledge.”

And for this they get credit has having studied mathematics, rather than politics.

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PBS, NPR Bury Their Own Poll Results on BLM, Antifa, and Confederate Statues

20th August 2017

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Taxpayer-funded PBS and NPR are now in the polling business with Marist College, and like the other networks, their polls are often used to support putting heat on Republicans. On Wednesday, they announced they had found a majority of Americans were disappointed with the president’s responsive to the violence in Charlottesville. PBS then ignored their own finding that 62 percent favored leaving Confederate statues in place, while only 27 percent want them removed. NPR reported it once, and then insisted that had nothing to do with Charlottesville.

Buried in the weeds: They also asked if Americans approve or disapprove of Black Lives Matter: 50 percent disapproved, and only 33 percent approved. They even asked about approval of Antifa, but few had heard of them yet: Five percent approved, 24 percent disapproved, 18 percent said they had no opinion either way, and 53 percent were unsure. But if the results don’t fit….you must omit?

It’s all about the Narrative, Larry.

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FINALLY! Rainforest Action Network Weighs In On Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally

17th August 2017

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Virtue-signalling at its finest. We can all rest easy now.

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Silicon Valley Billionaire Stewart Butterfield Voices Support for Universal Basic Income

17th August 2017

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I’m still waiting for one of these people to start giving his own money to poor people. (Bill Gates is famed as a philanthropist but he doesn’t give money to poor people, he gives it to other ‘good causes’. And he still winds up the richest guy in the world more often than not.)

But they never do. They’re all about giving away other people’s money, by force (which is how the government gets its money) if necessary.

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Rosie O’Donnell Calls All Those Who Stand By ‘Adolf Trump’ Nazis

16th August 2017

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Being called a Nazi by Rosie O’Donnell is like being called ugly by a frog.

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New York Times Again Soft-Pedals Violence From Antifa Goon Squads

16th August 2017

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Not really news, but a useful reminder.

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Millennials Finally End the Civil War

15th August 2017

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As every living American with European ancestors knows, the Confederacy is our fault. We did that. We’re responsible for that. It’s our solemn duty to apologize at every turn for looking like people who died 150 years ago. If you don’t think it’s your fault just because you weren’t even born yet, you’re a racist.

Down the Memory Hole.

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India Brands All 40,000 Rohingya Muslims Illegal Immigrants and Plans to Deport Them, Minister Says

14th August 2017

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The headline suggests that this is just a ploy on the part of the government, but if you actually read the article you findthe reluctant admission that they are, in fact, illegal immigrants.

This in the British newspaper ironically titled The Independent.

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Implicit Bias Is the New Original Sin

13th August 2017

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The fact that you don’t think you’re biased is proof that you are, in fact, biased. Unless you’re a proglodyte.

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NYT: Google Is Evil … Because Peter Thiel

13th August 2017

Steve Sailer is having fun connecting the dots.

Today Google is under growing scrutiny, and the cognitive dissonance between the outward-facing “Don’t be evil” stance and the internal misogynistic “brogrammer” rhetoric was too extreme.

As a general rule, you can be sure that anybody who uses the word “brogrammer” non-ironically is yanking your chain.

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Pro-Hillary TV Personality Suggests Military Coup to Depose Trump

11th August 2017

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Chelsea Handler suggested on Friday that U.S. generals should carry out a military coup to replace President Trump, who she called “our idiot-in-chief.”

“To all the generals surrounding our idiot-in-chief…the longer U wait to remove him, the longer UR name will appear negatively in history,” the TV personality wrote on Twitter.

Funny how these people who think that Trump is the New Hitler are sounding an awful lot like, well, Hitler.

Funny how these ‘Democrats’ don’t seem all that fond of, well, democracy.

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NY Mag: Blonde Hair a ‘Dog Whistle of Whiteness’

11th August 2017

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If you hear the ‘dog whistle’, that means you’re the dog.

Here’s Amy Larocca:

I think there’s a little Blonde Envy going on here.

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Disney’s ABC News Had to Fork Over a Full Year’s Profit Over ‘Pink Slime’ Story

10th August 2017

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One of the dependable tools of totalitarians is the smear-phrase, an invented nickname created as a stick to use to beat their opponents. ‘Black market’ is a famous one, along with ‘price gouging’, ‘profiteering’, ‘frankenfood’, ‘microagression’, ‘intersectionality’, and that most venerable of all smear-phrases, ‘capitalism’. Since people’s thoughts are constrained by the language they use, these brain-reprogrammings are successful to the extent that even people on the other side of the issue feel compelled to use them.

In this case, however, the mob was unsuccessful.

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The Media Lied About the Leaked Google Memo

10th August 2017

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Of course they did. But you knew that.

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Political Peroxide: Blonde Privilege

10th August 2017

The Politics of Blondness.

Fox News and Donald Trump have given blonde hair a new chapter: Now, blonde is the color of the right, for whom whiteness has become a hallmark. Over the past decade or so, as inclusiveness became the hallmark of Obama-era liberals, the left found feminist icons in Rachel Maddow, Samantha Power, and Michelle Obama, who make no apologies for their failure to fit traditional ideals. But #MAGA, Fox News America is a place where all the classic signifiers of privilege and wealth work on overdrive: country-club-issue blue blazers with brass buttons and khaki pants, and above all else, for women, that yellow-blonde, carefully tended hair — a dog whistle of whiteness, an unspoken declaration of values, a wink-wink to the power of racial privilege and to the 1980s vibe that pervades a movement led by a man who still believes in the guilt of the Central Park Five. During that Republican Preppy Handbook era, when Dynasty and Dallas were on TV, the type of conspicuous ostentation that would lead a real-estate developer to sheath his entire apartment in gold leaf was actually in vogue. Look at the movies: Jake’s girlfriend in Sixteen Candles with the lush swoop of thick, blonde locks that ended up stuck in a door (losing the boyfriend to a redhead of all things meant, literally, losing that luscious hair). Johnny, the villain of the Karate Kid films, had a decisive swoosh of blond hair that obscured his headband. We knew, the moment we saw that hair, that small, ethnic Daniel was up against more than another teenager, he was up against privilege itself.

I am not making this up.

The chief defect of Identity Politics is that it makes people into units of a group rather than individuals, and hence interchangeable. This is a relic of tribal politics rearing its ugly head. Taken to its logical extreme, in such places as Pakistan and Nigeria, it means that if somebody from group X has offended you, it is enough to punish some other unit from that group; no need to find the actual perpetrator. ‘They all look alike to me.’

Of course, if somebody did this trick with a Fashionable Minority, I’m sure this chick would be the first to go ballistic. It’s all about The Evils of Being White.

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Stop Equating “Science” With Truth

10th August 2017

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (I am not making this up) delivers a hiding to your lying eyes.

It’s 2017, and people are still debating whether or not women are intellectually inferior to men, and whether we are entitled to a workplace that isn’t toxic to people simply based on their gender and sex.

Well, no, actually. People are debating how much to tar and feather the straw man of ‘women intellectually inferior to men’, which nobody actually believes any more, but it’s such a useful straw man than it’s perennially resurrected for the Two-Minute Hate.

Note the forced distinction between ‘gender and sex’, and the focus on whether women have a workplace that isn’t toxic and to hell with whether men have the same. Men and women are absolutely identical and besides women are superior in SO many ways.

To make a tedious story short, she has a problem with science because it doesn’t square with her Diversitarian religious beliefs. Poor baby. I am especially struck by her treatment of ‘the invention of whiteness and the invention of race’, as if these were constructed surreptitiously in a lab in the basement of the Koch brothers mansion and then foisted on an unsuspecting proletariat, women and minorities hardest hit etc. etc.

This woman is a ‘philosopher of science’ (how can you be a ‘philosopher’ of a field that you despise?) and alleged ‘particle physicist’ (not sure I believe that) at a state university. Your tax dollars at work (or, in this case, at random).

Apparently science is just another instance of White Privilege. Who knew?

UPDATE: Liberals Are For Science—Until They’re Not

Steven Hayward weighs in on the subject.

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Inflatable Donald Trump Chicken Rules the Roost in Washington

10th August 2017

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This is the sort of I-won’t-grow-up antic that journalists find irresistible (when it’s for their side) or reprehensible (when it’s not).

I suspect that ‘arrested adolescence’ is the chief characteristic of our time.

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FAKE NEWS: 4 Things The Google Manifesto DOESN’T Say That The Media Claim It Says

9th August 2017

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On Monday evening, news broke of a memo regarding Google’s Leftist bias and their perverse attempts to impose diversity quotas at the company. The memo, by an unnamed employee, drew quick fire from the management structure; on Tuesday evening, the employee, unmasked as James Damore, was fired.

There was just one problem: there was nothing wrong with the memo.

As I wrote yesterday, the memo essentially made three contentions: first, that Google had a Leftist bias which prevented them from hearing other viewpoints; second, that part of the discrepancy in employment between men and women at Google could be attributable to group differences between men and women; and third, that Google could try to make employment easier for women in general through a series of non-illegal means.

But that’s not what you’re hearing from Google and the media. Instead, you’re hearing them deliberately misrepresent the nature of the memo, cast aspersions at the author, and pretend that he said things he clearly and openly dismissed in the memo itself.

It’s all about the Narrative, Larry.

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Al Jazeera Writer Compares Crappy, Unemployed Quarterback to Greatest Boxer of All Time

8th August 2017

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An American law professor — and self-described Islamophobia researcher — has taken to the pages of Al Jazeera English to compare subpar NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

The professor is Khaled Beydoun of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law — a school so obscure that U.S. News & World Report doesn’t even bother to rank it.

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Maxine Waters Won’t Rule Out All-Black Party

7th August 2017

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California Democratic representative Maxine Waters wouldn’t rule out the concept of an all-black political party when asked about it on Monday.

Waters joined  “The Breakfast Club” radio show on Monday morning and was asked if it was time for black people to form their own political party.

“No, not at this point,” Waters said. “You have to show that you’re willing and you’re able to put the numbers together and exercise your influence.”

“We still are not voting our influence yet,” she continued. “What we should do is organize our power, exercise our power, particularly in the Democratic Party because that’s where most of us are.”

Waters then suggested that when black people are “strong enough” they may branch out into their own party.

Of course, she would be among the first to whine about an all-white party being ‘racist’.

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Stupid People ? Fake News

7th August 2017

Read it.

The plague of fake news is largely assumed to be due to the ruling class trying to convince people to stop noticing things. There is a lot of that, for sure. When the New York Times instructs its writers to use “guest worker” to describe illegal aliens employed in the cash economy, it is a deliberate attempt to deceive. The mythical Backlash™ that is always lurking after a Muslim goes boom is deliberate agit-prop. At the same time, most of the people in the media are true believers so their bias goes unnoticed.

Another aspect of the Fake News phenomenon is the general stupidity of the people in the media. Theirs is the worst sort of stupidity in that it is tightly wrapped with an overweening sense of righteousness and superiority. The typical newsroom is a collection of credentialed mediocrities that are convinced they are the smartest people in the room. It is a reckless stupidity that makes them easy to fool, thus all the hoaxes, but also prevents them from asking sensible questions. This article is a good example.

Clearly, this “study” was shopped to the media via press release. They provide copy that can be cut and pasted into a news item and they provide a graphic, which is like catnip to the modern media. Mx. Chang was given the task of writing up a story about it and someone got the job and slapping on a click bait title. If Mx. Chang bothered to read the underlying study, she clearly did not understand what she was reading. Of course, the people at the Missouri School of Journalism have no idea how to do a study.

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Jimmy Carter: Worst President Ever

6th August 2017

Hey, Jimmuh: Armed robbery is not a Christian Value. Nor are you the expert on Christian Values.

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