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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
WND Columnist Touts Fake Bonhoeffer Quote
Topic: WorldNetDaily

In his March 2 WorldNetDaily column, Larry Tomczak touted how "a significant leadership gathering takes place at what was once Heritage Village USA to discern what God is saying so that we as the people of God can stay strong and on the right track." He then served up what he considered to be key "nuggets" from the confab, which included a lot of the usual right-wing Christian posturing. Tomczak's final point was this:

10. About 98% of the time I was an avid listener but added some comments better encapsulated by the words of another leader who fearlessly addressed the threat of Hitler's democratic socialism. It cost him his life. May none of us shrink back in the time of testing but may we all look to the Lord with renewed devotion, meditate on His Word, share the gospel and engage culturally in a winsome and courageous way.

Here's the deal: "Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Just one problem with that quote: there's no evidence Bonhoeffer ever said or wrote it. As Warren Throckmorton has documented, the quote appears in none of Bonhoeffer's works, despite Bonhoeffer biographer Eric Metaxas uncritically promoting the quote.

Will there be a correction? Probably not -- the fake quote serves both Tomczak and WND.


Posted by Terry K. at 5:52 PM EDT
AIM Misleads In Attack Biden Over Texas Energy Issues
Topic: Accuracy in Media

Stephanie H. Freedman got one thing right in a Feb. 24 Accuracy in Media post examining the Texas cold snap and resulting failure of energy sources there: she wasn't trying to blame wind and solar and ignoring that failure to winterize power sources of all kinds was a major contributing factor. But she tried to put the blame on the Biden administration for its initial response:

While there is no denying there is a hybrid policy conversation to address this crisis, there is a very important fact that is missing from the major media analyses. 

On Feb. 12, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott “declared a state of disaster threat of widespread damage due to prolonged freezing temperatures.”

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which is responsible for 90% of Texas’s energy, reported they needed an “increase in energy supplies” to help counter the negative effects of the storm. ERCOT also reported that “numerous energy generation units will be unable to operate at full capacity without violating federal air quality or other permit limitations.”

These issues were listed in a request submitted to the Department of Energy on Feb. 14 regarding discretion for “using their energy generators and relief from exceeding state emissions requirements during emergency conditions”. 

The Department of Energy responded that while it would allow a certain increase in energy output, it would not “provide relief from obligations to purchase energy allowances for emissions that occur during the emergency condition.” They also specified their priority to “minimize adverse environmental impacts, by limiting operation of dispatched energy units.”

The order from the Department of Energy also hiked the price of power credits being sold to the state at a price “no lower than $1,500/MWh,” a significant increase over the $18.20 that Texans typically pay for the same amount of energy.

But neither of those things are true. Both the Department of Energy and ERCOT confirmed to the Associated Press that the claim that DOE enforced emissions limits on power sources was false, and the DOE order actually approved what ERCOT requested. And ERCOT, not DOE, set the minimum $1,500/MWh price to ensure that its request to DOE would be used as a last resort, according to an ERCOT spokesperson. The DOE ultimately defers to the applicants and the market on how prices are determined.

Sp much for accuracy in media at AIM.


Posted by Terry K. at 2:09 PM EDT
CNS Gives Space To Conspiracy Theorist Doc To Attack Masks
Topic: CNSNews.com

CNSNews.com gave Dr. Jim Meehan space for a column on March 10 (bolding in original):

A response to people who use the classic fallacious argument, “Well, if masks don’t work, then why do surgeons wear them?”

I’m a surgeon who has performed more than 10,000 surgical procedures wearing a surgical mask. However, that fact alone doesn’t really qualify me as an expert on the matter. More importantly, I am a former editor of a medical journal.

I know how to read the medical literature, distinguish good science from bad, and fact from fiction. Believe me, the medical literature is filled with bad fiction masquerading as medical science. It is very easy to be deceived by bad science.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, I’ve read hundreds of studies on the science of medical masks. Based on extensive review and analysis, there is no question in my mind that healthy people should not be wearing surgical or cloth masks. Nor should we be recommending universal masking of all members of the population. That recommendation is not supported by the highest level of scientific evidence.

CNS describes Meehan as "a physician, entrepreneur, and accomplished leader who provides novel science and solutions that conform to honest, open, transparent, and patient-centered principles." It also noted that Meehan's column "originally appeared on Principia Scientific International."

CNS is not going to tell you that Principia Scientific International is filled with conspiracy theories and pseudoscience. And it's definitely not going to tell you that this description also fits Meehan himself, as a report on a hearing he testified at in his native Oklahoma details:

Meehan is a licensed medical doctor who operates in Tulsa. His Oklahoma Medical Board profile lists his specialties as general preventive medicine, nutrition and addiction medicine. He  often preaches against vaccines on and wearing face masks on Twitter.

In his Twitter bio, Meehan lists hashtags for “Medical Freedom,” a popular tag for the anti-vaccine movement, and for QAnon, a far-right fringe conspiracy that believes a group of Satan-worshipping pedophiles runs a child sex-trafficking ring across the world that also schemes against President Donald Trump. Some members of QAnon believe Trump is secretly sending them coded messages on various websites to update them. 

In 2019, the FBI described QAnon as a domestic terror threat.

At one point in the hearing, Meehan said that an overabundance of skin pigment prevents the sun from killing the coronavirus inside the bodies of people of color and they should take more  vitamins to keep from getting sick. There is no scientific evidence for that claim.

Further, a judge ruled that Meehan was not qualifed to speak as an "expert witness" in a Connecticut lawsuit fighting agaist a mask mandage because he lacks specific expertise and holds anti-science views, adding that "while Meehan is an expert ophthalmologist, he was not credible to testify on the subject at hand since he has not done any work related to COVID-19."

So CNS published an eye doctor who has no expertise  in treating coronavirus to opine on wearing masks. The creeping WND-ization of CNS continues.


Posted by Terry K. at 12:06 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:19 AM EDT
Monday, April 5, 2021
Has The MRC Stopped Defending Steven Crowder?
Topic: Media Research Center

Has right-wing video person Steven Crowder finally become too offensive for the Media Research Center to defend?

In 2019, you'll recall, the MRC rushed to Crowder's defense, complaining that YouTube de-monetized him for making alleged jokes about gay journalist Carlos Maza that were, in reality, barely disguised homophobia. When Crowder was fully reinstated at YouTube a few months later, the MRC again portrayed Crowder as a comedian who was unfairly targeted and hid the full extent of his homophobia.

On Feb. 25, Heather Moon complained that "comedian Steven Crowder" was listed by an Anti-Defamation League study as among right-wingers who serve as "gateways" to exremist content. The MRC rushed to again help Crowder play victim in a March 10 item by Alexander Hall:

Conservative commentator Steven Crowder said he has been silenced on Twitter for unknown reasons, and proclaimed to TheBlaze: “Behold, the modern 'public square!’"

"Twitter has suspended the account of popular BlazeTV host Steven Crowder for at least one week without explanation,” TheBlaze reported March 9. Louder with Crowder host Steven Crowder reportedly explained: "No idea why Twitter locked me out, as in the allotted category (wherein they would include said information) was left blank."

Crowder “confirmed” to the MRC what TheBlaze reported, and explained, “As far as I understand it, I’ve been suspended THREE times as the countdown has kept getting longer. And they have yet to send ANY reason for the suspension. At all.”

Had Hall bothered to do even a modicum of research instead of accepting Crowder's claimed victimhood at face value -- letting him prattle on at length about how "video content of his from previous years was rapidly gaining notoriety among liberal Twitter users" and how his "core concern was that Big Tech platforms will purge users on what they posted in the past, rather than in the present" -- he might have learned that a more proximate issue might have been responsible for Crowder's Twitter outage: On the same day he claimed his Twitter account was suspended, his YouTube show (which he presumably promotes on his Twitter feed) featured him using a racial slur to describe Meghan Markle.

That's the last instance of Crowder-defending we've seen at the MRC. That's good -- if unusual, given how thge MRC loves to double down in defense of extremists -- because Crowder became even more offensive after that:

His March 16 show used offensive racial stereotypes to portray black farmers to mock relief they were receiving from President Biden's coronavirus relief plan after decades of discrimination.It was offensive enough that YouTube pulled the video. His co-hosts cranked up the racism the next day.

After a six-day absence from his show, Crowder returned on March 22 to use another racial slur, followed by homophobic slurs two days later. This prompted YouTube to suspend and demonitize one of Crowder's accounts; his attempt to evade the suspension by using another channel of his faiiled. Crowder was reduced to being offensive on BlazeTV, which apparently had no problem with it.

Apparently homophobia was cool with the MRC, but blatant racism is its line in the sand. Congratulations, MRC, for finally demonstrating you have at least some standards. However, we expect it to flip-flop and defend Crowder again once returns to homophobia, a la Marjorie Taylor Greene.


Posted by Terry K. at 8:27 PM EDT
NEW ARTICLE -- Fake News At WND: Coronavirus Edition
Topic: WorldNetDaily
WorldNetDaily has gotten busted promoting bogus claims regarding the coronavirus pandemic -- only some of which it has properly corrected. Read more >>

Posted by Terry K. at 4:16 PM EDT
CNS' Attacks on Garland's AG Nomination Were Lame
Topic: CNSNews.com

The Media Research Center had a hard time finding ways to attack Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland the way it has done to other Biden Cabinet nominees. It didn't go after him at all when he was first nominated, and its articles cherry-picking responses to questions during his confirmation hearing were lame at best.

A Feb. 22 article by Susan Jones appeared to compalin that Garland said he would prioritize the prosecution of "white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6 -- a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power to a newly elected government." Jones complained the next day that Garland said, in response to questions from mostly Republican senators, that he didn't have an opinion on the Second Amendment -- despite the fact that, because it is his job to enforce the law and not make law, he's not supposed to have an opinion on it. Another article by Jones merely summarized his views on "racism, disparate justice, and implicit bias."

It wasn't until March 4 that CNS came up with a plausible line of attack. Terry Jeffrey's column bashed Garland for, while serving as a judge, allowed a 17-year-old "illegal alien" arrested at the Mexican border to receive an abortion. "So, what was Garland thinking, if anything, when a pregnant alien teenager — caught trying to illegally enter the United States — came before his court, seeking his blessing to terminate her child?" Jeffrey huffed -- even though he repeatedly denied the humanity of the teen by repeatedly referring to her as an "alien."

And it wasn't until two days after Garland was confirmed by the full Senate on March 10 that CNS published an article by Emma Riley recounting how conservatives opposed Garland in a letter. "The letter cited Garland’s ambiguity over the law on whether attacking a federal court house at night or during the day constitutes 'domestic terrorism'; his unwillingness to condemn remarks that 'black people are genetically superior to white people'; and his unwillingness to denounce the comment that 'any pro-life advocate is unfit for office,'" Riley wrote -- again, ignoring the fact that the attorney general is not supposed to have an opinion on such things.

The fact that even the highly biased "journalists" at CNS couldn't findmuch to attack Garland tells us that he likely won't be as bad as they think.


Posted by Terry K. at 1:44 PM EDT
WND Is Still Pushing Book It Published From White Nationalist Author
Topic: WorldNetDaily

We've documented WorldNetDaily's penchant for embracing white nationalism -- one example of which was Scott Greer, who wrote a WND-published book, "No Campus for White Men," which complained about "diversity, victimization and identity politics on today's college campuses." At the same time Greer was writing that book, he was also penning anti-Semitic and white nationalist articles under a pseudonym for the Radix Journal, published by white supremacist leader Richard Spencer. WND has never told its readers about that.

Either WND needs the money or has a bunch of Greer books gathering dust, because it has spent the past several months pushing the book at a deep discount.

In September, WND started sending out messages to its mailing list promoting "No Campus for White Men" for just $4.95. The first came out on Sept. 20, and it's done so about once a month since then. It's a recycled pitch; the ad copy still describes him as "an editor and columnist at the Daily Caller" though he resigned that job when his white nationalist proclivities became public in 2018. Needless to say, there's no mention of any of that in the ad copy.

That's not the only place where Greer's book is getting a renewed push. The March issue of WND's sparsely read Whistlelower magazine carries the theme "Brainwashing America's Next Generation," and if you subscribe to the magazine, WND will send you "a very special free gift": a copy of "No Campus for White Men."WND has also sent out several emails promoting the Whistleblower issue and offer, whcih is a carbon copy of the offer on the website.

It repeats much of the previous ad copy, including the ridiculous claim that "College campuses in America today have descended so far into Marxist indoctrination and bizarre political correctness that they are commonly referred to as 'small ivy-covered North Koreas.'" Who says that? Nobody we've ever read.

The article promoting the offer adds, "This special free offer will end without notice and is good in the U.S. only." How long will that offer last after more people are made aware of who Greer is and that WND published him?


Posted by Terry K. at 12:03 AM EDT
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Is CNS The MRC's Whore?
Topic: Media Research Center

The Media Research Center loves to attack the "liberal media" they so despise with childish name-calling. One of the nastiest names they've been tossing around is "whore," whenever news operations promote happenings elsewhere under their corporate umbrella or other reasons:

  • Under the headline "‘Christmas Comes Early’ as ABC Whores Out News for Disney+ Push," Scott Whitlock complained in Nobember 2019 that ABC's "GHood Morning America" "devoted almost 17 minutes to shilling for the new Disney+ streaming service. Disney, of course, owns ABC and the journalists on the network sounded more like PR talking points come to life. 
  • Under the headline "Disney WHORES: ABC Hawks Lion King Prequel, Ignores 28,000 Layoffs," Nicholas Fondacaro ranted in September 2020 about how "NewsBusters has long documented how ABC “News” has whored itself out to parent company Disney to promote its corporate products, everything from their streaming service Disney+ to films like Mulan."
  • A Jan. 5 post by Whitlock was headlined "Corporate Whores at Commie China-Loving ABC Actually Cover Disappearance of Jack Ma," attacking the network as "journalists who have spun for their communist China-loving bosses at Disney."
  • Under the headline "CBS Goes Full WHORE in Pushing 'Awesome' Streaming Service of Corporate Bosses," Whitlock complained on Feb. 25 that "CBS This Morning journalists promoted the 'awesome' new Paramount+, hyping just how 'excited' everyone was for the newly-named media platform."
  • On March 12, the MRC's NewsBusters Twitter account smeared NPR reporter Scott Horsley as "Whore-sley" for not being negative enough about President Biden's coronavirus relief plan.
  • On March 18, Fondacaro groused that ABC's "World News Tonight" was "busy suggesting everything was hunky-dory in California by being corporate whores and touting the reopening of Disneyland next month."

This, of course, applies to the MRC as well. If TV networks are "whores" for touting whatever things happening elsewhere, than the MRC's "news" division, CNSNews, is the MRC's whore for promoting MRC initiatives and whatever the Brent Bozell has to say in the form of "news" stories. A few examples since the November presidential election alone:

Also of course, being the MRC, there's a double standard -- nobody is allowed to use such vulgar phrasing to describe right-wingers. In November, Fondacaro ranted that the "insufferably pompous" Tom Friedman claimed that "the Republicans were just a bunch of 'manure' eating racists and whores trying to stir up a Lebanese-style civil war while trying to suppress votes, while President Trump was trying to 'put a bullet into the country.'" Friedman didn't actually use the word as Fondacaro suggested, though he did describe the GOP as "a giant political brothel that basically rents itself out to the night to whoever will energize its base." Fondacaro didn't dispute the accuracy of Friedman's claim, instead content to dismiss him as riding a "crazy train."

Perhaps Fondacaro didn't want to admit that Friedman was correct -- about both the GOP and the MRC.


Posted by Terry K. at 7:20 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:29 PM EDT
In January, CNS Set The Stage For Attacking Biden on Immigration
Topic: CNSNews.com

CNSNews.com, like other right-wing media outlets, has been getting a lot of Biden-bashing mileage out of issues with immigrants at the Mexican border. But CNS primed readers to blame Biden for increased numbers of immigrants trying to cross the border even before he became president.

Back on Jan. 12, Melanie Arter touted how "President Donald [Trump] warned Tuesday that caravans of illegal immigrants are forming on the southern border, in anticipation of Joe Biden’s presidency and what’s in it for them, but the Trump administration is able to stop it."More examples from January:

  • On Jan. 18, Arter wrote that "Former acting ICE Director Tom Homan told Fox Business’s 'Mornings with Maria Bartiromo' on Monday that the prediction he made six months ago is coming true that if Joe Biden won the presidency, there will be a surge in illegal immigration like you’ve never seen."
  • A Jan. 19 article by Susan Jones featured a file photo of "A caravan of would-be illegal immigrants" from ovember 2018.
  • A separate article by Jones the same day declared: "Illegal immigration is accelerating once again, as thousands of Central Americans are heading to the U.S., taking President-elect Joe Biden at his word that he will halt deportations in his first 100 days, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told the Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday."
  • On Jan. 20, Jones noted that Antony Blinken, at his confirmation hearing for secretary of state,  saying that undocumented immigrants shouldn't come, which would seem to undermine CNS' later claim that Biden encouraged them to come.
  • On Jan. 22, Jones gave space to a Fox News appearance by the head of the union for Border Patrol employees, claiming that "There is absolutely reason to be concerned" about security at the Southwest border.
  • The same day, an anonymous CNS writer complained that "When President Joe Biden arrived at the White House after being inaugurated on Wednesday, he signed an executive orderhalting the construction of an 'impassable physical barrier' at the U.S.-Mexico border."
  • Another Jan. 22 article, this one by the mysterious "A. Kim," groused that Biden's executive orders on immigration represent "a sweeping change that reflects a return to Obama-era policy," further complaining that "illegal aliens" are "now officially termed 'non-citizens.'" "Kim" also claimed that Republicans opposed Biden's "plans for amnesty," even though no policy change was identified as such.
  • On Jan. 25, Jones let Chad Wolf, onetime acting Homeland Security secretary under Trump, fearmonger about Biden's policy changes, claiming that the are "going to cause an immigration and border security crisis on our Southwest Border."

In short: CNS was always going to attack Biden on immigration no matter what is happening now. It telegraphed that nearly three months ago.


Posted by Terry K. at 4:43 PM EDT
Saturday, April 3, 2021
MRC Attacks Fact-Checkers Who Correct Right-Wing Attacks on Transgender People
Topic: Media Research Center

The Media Research Center hates both transgender people and fact-checkers, so when right-wing claims about trangenders get fact-checked, Tim Graham is sure to complain. In a March 4 post, Graham lost it when PolitiFact pointed out there's a difference between gender and gender identity:

You can tell a "fact checker" is marching to the drumbeat of the libertine left when they labor to deny the biological fact that the overwhelming majority of humans are born as either boys or girls.

On Thursday, PolitiFact took sides in the hallway Twitter battle between freshmen congresswomen Marie Newman and Marjorie Taylor Greene over the so-called "Equality Act" being debated. "We checked, and the science is clear: Gender identity goes beyond male and female."

How can you trust any "fact check" from people who are this slippery with obvious facts? On Thursday, PolitiFact wasn't subtle by illustrating their "check" with a picture of left-wing activists holding up a sign reading "TRANS EQUALITY NOW." 

(Greene is once again being defended by the MRC despite her far-right views because she hates transgender people as much as Graham apparently does.)

Graham then attacked the experts PolitiFact used -- as he's wont to do when they don't conform to his right-wing ideology -- complaining that one "teaches a "Biology of Sex" courseto correct "society" and "a general lack of scientific interest and understanding when it comes to sex and gender," and another "donated repeatedly to Obama for President and other Democrats and wrote a book called Galileo's Middle Finger. Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science."

The next day, Graham whined in defense of transgender-hating Republican Sen. Rand Paul:

PolitiFact isn’t the only “fact checker” that abandons the facts to embrace the Church of Gender Fluidity. On Thursday, CNN’s went after Sen. Rand Paul for referring to the removal of a penis as “genital mutilation.” There’s also breast amputation, but CNN “fact checker” Aaron Millman put the scary snip-snip aside for politically correct descriptions – six usages of “gender confirmation” surgeries or “gender affirmation” treatments.

That's not counting the headline: "Fact-checking Rand Paul's comparisons of genital mutilation and gender confirmation surgery." 

Using terms like "affirmation" and "confirmation" clearly identify CNN with LGBTQ orthodoxy, but they're not "facts" words. They're "feelings" words. CNN is "Feelings First" on this "fact" check.

Graham was particularly put out that the CNN fact-checker pointed out that "Paul draws on data from the American College of Pediatricians, a group that many health experts believe is on the wrong side of a number of controversial medical topics, especially the issue of gender conversion therapy," and that the American Association of Pediatricians offered a more credible take. Grahamhuffed in response: "Millman is trying to suggest that the AAP -- which has accepted all tenets of the LGBTQ ideology, and eschewed the hard facts of biological sex -- is somehow non-political, non-ideological, "mainstream" -- while the ACP represents 'non-credible sources.'  In other words, the AAP is supposed to be revered like CNN, and the ACP should be tainted like Fox News."

Well, yes. The ACP is a right-wing group with only 500 members that exists to hate LGBTQ people and puts its fringe politics ahead of sound medicine. The AAP is a mainstream froup of 67,000 pediatricians that has been around since 1930 and conducts credible research on numerous issues involving children's health.

Apparently because he realized his attack on the fact-check itself didn't hold water, Graham then  issued a personal attack on the fact-checker himself for being an intern. "They’re letting interns do the 'fact checking,'" Graham exclained, adding: "Under his Twitter bio with the words “justice unit intern,” his pronouns (he/him) and a rainbow-flag emoji (confirming he's an LGBTQ ally), his "header" photo is liberal Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) with Desus & Mero."

We would no doubt hear from Graham if we went after the MRC's interns -- which are allowed to do "media research" stuff like the full-timers -- the way he smeared the CNN intern. But it's apparently OK for Graham because he's a Republican.


Posted by Terry K. at 10:07 AM EDT
Mychal Massie Meltdown Watch
Topic: WorldNetDaily

For white Luciferian leftists, Black History Month isn't about accomplishment and the embracing of modernity. It's about a month-long jeremiad of accusations, defeatism, Kunta Kinte, white man bad, conservative white man really bad and America responsible for slavery.

These progeny of Satan are godless life forms that make a great show of being singularly aware when it comes to all things skin-color. Their pompous sagacity hides raw bigotry and unbridled contempt for Americans who refuse to view themselves as a crayon color. These leftists hate any black person not subscribing to Munchausen syndrome of slavery and white oppression.

A month-long public display by blacks suffering from the fantasy of being disadvantaged because of slavery, etc. allows for these self-righteous behavioral modifiers to treat free thinking and self-determination as contra-indicative.

[...]

This is why they applaud someone like the Obama woman. She's a common and uncouth harridan who would blame white people for blue skies if it served her divisive heterodoxy. Are we supposed to forget the bigoted things liberal superiors such as Biden and former Sen. Harry Reid said about Obama's speech pattern?

White liberals applauded the Obama woman for wallowing around on the floor doing push-ups, etc. for the excitable pleasure of lesbian Ellen DeGeneres. Can you imagine former Democratic first ladys such as Jackie Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosalyn Carter or even Hillary Clinton behaving as boorishly?

Kamala Harris is heralded as being a black vice president. The truth is she isn't black, but she epitomizes the definition of harlot. Of course, white liberals see nothing wrong with a black woman in high office as long as she fits a schematic of commonality.

-- Mychal Massie, Feb. 15 WorldNetDaily column

Practically everywhere you turn there is a fatuous, enlightened, white, liberal, elitist bigot telling other people they should be ashamed for being white. This evolving pandemic of stupidity may be in the neoteric stages of social-behavioral demagoguery, but that's not to say it hasn't been spectacularly well received by those who use the space between their ears as repositories for that which falls from chickens to the floor. Hence the prefix for the single syllable descriptive of their brains.

That said, after ruminating upon the demands by these invidious Mohocks of ophidian origin, I've realized that they present an argument that has merit. Thus, I hereby now proclaim that I am in agreement with the progeny of Satan who are advancing the white-shame narrative.

I submit that it's the white, liberal trust-fund babies sponsored by George Soros et al. who should be ashamed for being white devils. They should be ashamed for undermining hardworking Americans who have the singular desire of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. They're a disgrace to all Americans who reject skin-color of any hue as a qualifier for success or failure.

White, liberal wannabe-commies should be ashamed of being the godless whites applauding the successful theft of a presidential election, thus making election outcomes in many Third World countries trustworthier than in the United States.

White, liberal anarchists – who actually would have us believe a teetering old sot with dementia and a hair-sniffing fetish and an amoral hoydenish who has a legendary track record for sleeping with equally repulsive married men are capable administrators – should be ashamed of being white. The liberal whites supporting a woman ashamed of her nationality to the point that she pretends to be another nationality should be ashamed. The cherry on the top of this chamber pot filled to overflowing is the son of the hair-sniffing-liar-in-chief, who is a crack cocaine addict wholly given over to the most base practices of sexual depravity.

White liberals should be ashamed of their billionaire underwriters like Mark Cuban, the owner of some basketball team who forbade the American National Anthem from being played in the arena the team calls home. I'm guessing he preferred the CCP national anthem.

White, liberal, elitist bigots should be ashamed for their corruption of public schools. White liberals should be ashamed for advancing a hebephrenic psychological mental illness of aberrant sexual practices under the charade of normalcy.

-- Mychal Massie, March 8 WND column

The latest example of how to further emasculate blacks is Rocket Mortgage's "Fair Way Award" for diversity and inclusion by "leaning on minority-owned vendors at the Detroit Golf Club and having a volunteer base that reflected the community."

[...]

If Rocket Mortgage cared about poe-poe underprivileged African-Americans (sarcasm intended) in Michigan, they would be making hammers, nails, saws, roofing shingles and plumbing equipment available at what it cost wholesale with a no payments due for 36 months.

They would help sponsor the vocational training of all those interested in learning a skill within the building trade and advocate for on-the-job training after six months of vocational training.

That would actually be a service that provided benefit. This golf-tourney crap is a canard akin to a magician's act minus the rabbit. If golf were easy, more people would be playing it. If blacks were interested in playing pro-golf, there would be more of them on the tour. It's acknowledged that having Tiger Woods win every event under the sun umpteen times hasn't raised the interest level of blacks to play golf. It did raise the interest level for them to boast about Tiger Woods being black … except by those who argue he isn't.

If Rocket Mortgage were truly interested in lending itself to personal improvement, it wouldn't advocate involvement in a sport that's only marginally easier to be consistent at than one would be trying to shoot mosquitoes out of the air at night with a black powder pistol.

[...]

Tangential to that, Rocket Mortgage could sponsor evening and Saturday family-planning seminars that teach black girls the value of not having babies before they can afford pizza. They could sponsor seminars that teach about the white globalist construct that has industrialized the systematic extermination of blacks. They could teach young boys that there are life-changing ramifications to not keeping their diminutive egos zippered until they're in a position to marry and have a family.

The real tragedy is many blacks find it more important to be useful idiots blinded by the incandescent pretense of manifest destiny that's in reality managed by devils masquerading as white neo-Leninist liberals – people who hate blacks only marginally less than they hate Jesus Christ.

-- Mychal Massie, March 22 WND column


Posted by Terry K. at 12:20 AM EDT
Friday, April 2, 2021
MRC Cheers Russia Suppressing Political Dissent To Own Big Tech, Or Something
Topic: Media Research Center

The Media Research Center's Alexander Hall is bizarrely excited in a March 10 post:

Russia has decided to fight back against Silicon Valley, suing five companies to force removal of posts supporting anti-Putin protests. This is part of a tidal wave of opposition to Big Tech around the world.

Big Tech has allowed civil discord to run rampant if it targets entities liberals want destroyed.  “Russian authorities are suing five social media platforms for allegedly failing to delete posts urging children to take part in illegal protests, the Interfax news agency cited a Moscow court as saying on Tuesday,” Reuters reported March 9. “Twitter, Google, Facebook each have three cases against them, with each violation punishable by a fine of up to 4 million roubles (around $54,000), and cases have also been filed against Tiktok and Telegram, the report said.”

The cases were reportedly launched “after protests nationwide over last month's jailing of Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin.” Navalny and his sympathizers claim that his 30-month sentence, “for alleged parole violations related to an embezzlement case, was trumped up for political reasons, something the authorities deny,” Reuters summarized.

President Vladimir Putin’s Russia is one of many countries growing wary of Big Tech’s unchecked power to control the flow of information based on the biases of its CEOs.

That's right -- Hall is cheering Russia taking on "Big Tech" in order to squelch dissent. Hall's problem here is not with Putin tring to censor political opposition, it's with "Big Tech" for not letting him censor it.

Hall cheered further:

In the weeks following Trump’s censorship on Twitter, Hungary joined Poland as one of the premier European powers taking on Big Tech. Hungarian Minister of Justice Varga Judit announced in a January 26 Facebook post: “After consulting with the heads of the involved state institutions, the Ministry of Justice will propose a law to the Parliament this spring about the regulation of the great tech companies’ Hungarian [operation].” 

Judit warned would-be censors that Hungarians will not tolerate technological tyranny from Big Tech: “The deliberate, ideological or business-motivated digital damaging can no longer happen without consequences in Hungary!”

Hungary is ruled by Viktor Orban, a right-wing authoritarian currently bent on exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to make a power grab that would let him rule by decree (as we've noted). Like Putin, Orban is trying to suppress political dissent, and his attacks on social media can be seen as part of that. Poland is also led by right-wingers who, like Hungary, are spouting the MRC's bogus narrative that social media is exclusively "censoring" conservative points of view.

Cheering authoritarian censorship to own the libs -- er, "Big Tech"? That's quite the stance, Mr. Hall.


Posted by Terry K. at 4:38 PM EDT
WND Misleads On Biden And Dr. Seuss
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Joe Kovacs huffed in a March 3 WorldNetDaily "news" article:

While Dr. Seuss is being summarily canceled by the Joe Biden White House for allegedly having "racial undertones," previous Democrats in the Oval Office adored and celebrated the popular children's author, with Barack and Michelle Obama hosting reading events with kids dressing up as characters from the books.

The Biden administration recently stripped Dr. Seuss' name from Read Across America Day, but back in 2015, then-President Obama told White House interns that "pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss."

In fact, Biden did not "cancel" or "strip" Dr. Seuss from Read Across America Day. As we've pointed out, the contract giving Dr. Seuss exclusivity to Read Across America Day ended a few years ago, and the day has since focused on adding more diverse children's books.

And we thought WND actually cared these days about getting facts straight.


Posted by Terry K. at 2:02 PM EDT
CNS Complains Rand Paul's Nasty Questioning Of Transgender Nominee Got Called Out
Topic: CNSNews.com

CNSNews.com attacked Rachel Levine upon her nomination as assistant HHS secretary because she is the first transgender person to nominated to a top Cabinet post. So when Republican Sen. Rand Paul harshly questioned her during her nomination hearing, CNS' Susan Jones cheered it:

Unafraid to address the transgender issue staring lawmakers in the face, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday asked Dr. Rachel Levine (nee Richard) if she believes "minors are capable of making such a life-changing decision as changing one's sex."

Levine, President Biden's nominee for assistant secretary of health, now lives as a woman.

Twice, Levine gave Sen. Paul the same rehearsed, non-answer to his question:

Actually, Paul was merely unafraid to lecture and push anti-trans talking points, and Jones transcribed every word of his harangue of Levine.Jones apparently decided that Paul's attack was too good to fact-check; had she bothered to do so, she would have learned that, contrary to Paul's assertions, current medical guidelines in the U.S. do not recommend transition-related surgeries for minors.

But when Paul got called out for his harangue, Jones pouted in an article the next day:

It is now offensive and inappropriate in the U.S. Congress for a lawmaker to question a transgender physician about her views on minor children making the decision to change their sex through hormone use and surgery.

At her confirmation hearing on Thursday, Dr. Rachel Levine, born Richard, twice refused to say whether she thinks minors are capable of making such a "life-changing decision," as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) put it. (See below)

Later in the hearing, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, criticized Paul for his line of questioning:

"It is really critical to me that our nominees be treated with respect and that our questions focus on their qualifications and the work ahead of us rather than ideological and harmful misrepresentations, like those we heard from Senator Paul earlier," Murray said.

"And I will focus on that as chair of this committee. So thank you again for your response," she told Dr. Levine. "And with that, I will turn it over to Senator Murphy."

CNS rehashed Paul's hostile questioning of Levine in a March 16 article by the mysterious "A. Kim" featuring conservatives attacking the Equality Act (and deliberately misgenders Levine):

On Feb. 25, a Senate confirmation hearing was held for Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender “woman” (biological male) nominated by President Biden to be assistant secretary of Health and Human Services. During the hearing, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a medical doctor, questioned Levine about his left-wing views on sex-change surgery for minors, an issue that would be protected from discrimination under the Equality Act.

“Dr. Levine, you have supported both allowing minors to be given hormone blockers to prevent them from going through puberty, as well as surgical destruction of a minor's genitalia,” said Paul.  “Like surgical mutilation, hormonal interruption of puberty can permanently alter and prevent secondary sexual characteristics. The American College of Pediatricians reports that 80% to 95% of pre-pubertal children with gender dysphoria will experience resolution by late adolescence if not exposed to medical intervention and social affirmation.”

“Dr. Levine, do you believe that minors are capable of making such a life-changing decision as changing one’s sex?” said Paul. Levine did not answer the question but said “transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field.”

Bill Donohue took a swipe at Levine in his March 29 column, justifying Paul's hostile questioning and also misgendering Levine: "Given his status, both physical and professional, it is important to know what his position on sex transitioning is."

When Levine was confirmed by the full Senate for her new job on March 24, however, CNS couldn't be bothered to do a story on it. Apparently, good news about a transgender person isn't news at all at CNS.


Posted by Terry K. at 12:10 AM EDT
Thursday, April 1, 2021
MRC Complains GOP Congressman Was Called Out For Attending White Nationalist's Gathering
Topic: Media Research Center

In a March 9 Media Research Center post, Donovan Newkirk complained that "MSNBC host Joy Reid and frequent cable news hack Dean Obeidallah grossly speculated about a hypothetical retirement of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as a chance to move Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron (R) into the Senate and accused every single person who works in and votes for the Republican Party as nothing more than a 'dangerous cocktail' of 'white supremacy,' 'fascism,” and 'lies.'" He further groused the Obeidallah "proceeded to tie all Republicans to Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and a far-right group," quoting him as saying, "Now you've got Paul Gosar going to white supremacist events. And there's no backlash."

Curiously, Newkirk said nothing further, refusing to explain that reference. Since he won't, we have to.

In late February, Gosar was the keynote speaker at something called the America First Political Action Conference. Sounds innocuous -- until you learn that AFPAC was organized by Nick Fuentes, a white nationalist who has express anti-Semitic views. He was one of several far-right activists who shipped up crowds outside the Capitol on Jan. 6,  and who said a few days earlier, "What can you and I do to a state legislator — besides kill him?"

The MRC hasn't otherwise mentioned Gosar's appearance at this far-right confab, let alone criticize him for it.Perhaps that's because it's a fan of Gosar. In December, Alexander Hall gushed that Gosar was a co-sponsor of a bill that "would remove key protections from companies who engage in biased censorship." Last year, the MRC defended Gosar's use of derogatory terms like "Wuhan virus" to describe coronavirus. And in 2018, the MRC complained that CNN did a segment on Gosar's family members hating him so much they endorsed his Democratic opponent.

That's the kind of thing the MRC would like you to please ignore.


Posted by Terry K. at 10:07 PM EDT

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