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George Soros’s plans for world domination take a beating

George Soros is a nasty piece of work. While the left-wing likes to demonise Milton Friedman, an economist, over his ideas that birthed neo-liberalism, he is nothing at all like the evil perpetrated by George Soros and organisations associated with him.

As a major funder of the Democrats and also Hillary Clinton he has also been linked to funding of protest organisations, and worldwide he has meddled in the affairs of sovereign nations like Hungary, where he was born.

The push back against his meddling is growing.

Politico reports that Breitbart is one of the leading investigators into his nefarious activities, even if they wrongly accuse them of being alt-right.

The American alt-right website Breitbart, formerly run by Stephen Bannon, now White House chief strategist, has long fixated on Soros, accusing him of trying to bring down Europe’s borders, furthering the migrant crisis and funding Trump’s opponents.

The perceived sympathy within the Trump administration for anti-Soros sentiments appears to have emboldened politicians throughout Central and Eastern Europe to intensify their assault on Soros-backed groups.

“We prepared material detailing Soros activities in Macedonia, which is already being distributed to representatives of the Senate and the Congress, and to officials from the new U.S. administration close to the U.S. president,” said Nenad Mircevski, a founder of the Macedonian “Stop Operation Soros” movement.

These efforts have already borne fruit: two letters, one signed by Republican Senator Mike Lee and the other by six House Republicans, were sent to the U.S. Mission in Macedonia in mid-January inquiring about U.S. funding for Open Society Foundation projects in Macedonia.

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Whaleoil included in the 14 best Conservative sites on the web

The Connor Post in America has written an article about the 14 best Conservative sites on the Web and they included Whaleoil at number 13. We were in very good company too with Breitbart at number two, Stefen Molyneux’s Freedomain Radio at number four, Infowars at number 8, The Pickering Post by Australian cartoonist and blogger Larry Pickering at number 11  the Gatestone Institute at number 12 and Pat Condell at number 14.

There are a lot of conservative sites and conservative news aggregators out there, but not all are remotely equal. Open borders and crony capitalism aren’t conservative, nor is Trump bashing or going after any other Western leaders that want to put their countries and the West first.

The truth is, there are fewer great sites out there than you think. Here’s the best conservative sites in fairly loose order:

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Breitbart has a lesson to learn from Whaleoil

We have made no secret at Whaleoil of our desire to become New Zealand’s version of Breitbart or perhaps a cross between them and Canada’s Rebel Media who are equally fearless at taking on the MSM. Breitbart though could take a leaf out of Whaleoil’s book to avoid becoming financially vulnerable. After reading an article about the 100 advertisers who have boycotted them I now understand one reason why they may have decided to let Milo Yiannopoulos, their number one star and draw card fall on his sword. You cannot stand up to criticism and stay true to your beliefs if you are 100% reliant on income from those who disagree with you. You need most of your income to come from your supporters, not your detractors.

Breitbart needs to switch over to a subscription model and fast. Trying to become a toned down version of what they are to try to appease the Social Justice Bullies will never work. Trying to become more professional is not a bad thing but it will not prevent boycotts. Whaleoil became more professional years ago when we cleaned up our comment section but while it made us even more popular with readers it did nothing to appease those who want us shut down.

The SJB’s smell blood in the water and now that they have successfully taken out Milo they will not stop. Breitbart needs to double down, not double back. They need to get most of their revenue from those who love what they do not those who oppose it.

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Generation snowflake includes lecturers

It used to be that universities were the bastions of free speech, not anymore…unless it is protecting their own academic freedoms whilst attempting to silence those who they don’t like politically.

It also now seems Generation Snowflake includes university lecturers.

A document titled “The Official Anti-MILO Toolkit” was provided to Breitbart News earlier this week. It was compiled by a number of left-wing university professors seeking to silence MILO on college campuses.

Professors that have attributed their names to the document are Amanda Armstrong of the University of Michigan and Sarah K. Cowan of New York University. Other contributors listed are Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda, Elizabeth de Martelly and Julia Havard, all professors at UC Berkeley, as well as two graduate students, Juliet Kunkel and Miyuki Baker.

The document contains an alternate explanation of the meaning of free speech, coursework and syllabus for professors to provide their students, sample letters to provide college admin relating to MILO and anti MILO sticker and banner templates.

The toolkit begins by mischaracterizing MILO as a member of the alt-right, “Milo Yiannopoulos is a Breitbart journalist and member of the so-called alt-right, a loosely affiliated group mobilized largely through internet platforms with far-right ideologies tied to white nationalism, Islamophobia, anti-feminism, homophobia, transphobia, and anti-Semitism.” the toolkit reads.   Read more »

How to Destroy the Business Model of Breitbart and … Whaleoil

One day in late November, an earth and environmental science professor named Nathan Phillips visited Breitbart News for the first time. Mr. Phillips had heard about the hateful headlines on the site — like “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy” — and wondered what kind of companies would support such messages with their ad dollars. When he clicked on the site, he was shocked to discover ads for universities, including one for the graduate school where he’d received his own degree — Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. “That was a punch in the stomach,” he said.

Why would an environmental science program want to be promoted on a site that denies the existence of climate change? Mr. Phillips figured — correctly — that Duke officials did not know where their ads were appearing, so he sent a tweet to Duke about its association with the “sexist racist” site. Eventually, after a flurry of communication with the environment department, he received a satisfying resolution — an assurance that its ads would no longer show up on Breitbart.

Mr. Phillips had just engaged in a new form of consumer activism, one that is rewriting the rules of online advertising. In the past month and a half, thousands of activists have started to push companies to take a stand on what you might call “hate news” — a toxic mix of lies, white-supremacist content and bullying that can inspire attacks on Muslims, gay people, women, African-Americans and others.

In mid-November, a Twitter group called Sleeping Giants became the hub of the new movement. The Giants and their followers have communicated with more than 1,000 companies and nonprofit groups whose ads appeared on Breitbart, and about 400 of those organizations have promised to remove the site from future ad buys.

“We’re focused on Breitbart News right now because they’re the biggest fish,” a founder of Sleeping Giants told me. (He requested anonymity because some members of the group work in the digital-media industry.) Eventually, Sleeping Giants would like to broaden its campaign to take on a menagerie of bad actors, but that would require a much bigger army of Giants, and “it has only been a month since we started doing this,” he told me when I talked to him in December. Then he added, “This has been the longest month of my life.”

One person’s consumer activism is another person’s blackmail.  Whaleoil has suffered the same attacks where our advertisers were threatened with commercial ostracism unless they stopped advertising on Whaleoil.   Read more »

How Whaleoil can become New Zealand’s Breitbart

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The very first year that Whaleoil started as the personal blog of Cameron Slater he already was following blogs with large amounts of followers overseas. He analysed what they were doing and started emulating their techniques while at the same time creating his own unique personal style. He realised that New Zealand was five years behind America blogging wise and he spent ten years building Whaleoil’s audience with the help of many wonderful volunteers and eventually its first paid staff member, the amazing Pete.

Whaleoil can become New Zealand’s Breitbart if the subscription numbers continue to grow. We will use the extra income to hire more staff and we will train interns. Given the appropriate resources, we will expand services which may possibly include news aggregation from sources you can trust.

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If we judged what was important by NZ Media news stories

Some people seem to think that if the New Zealand mainstream media are not particularly interested in a news story then it can’t be very important. I propose the opposite point of view. If the NZ media are covering it then it probably isn’t very important because much of our media has more in common with a women’s weekly magazine than they do with a serious newspaper.

These days it is often the new media outlets like Breitbart and The Rebel Media who do in-depth analysis and coverage of worldwide events. To prove my point let’s compare some of yesterday’s headlines.

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That made me choke on my breakfast cereal

It turns out that breakfast cereal giant Kelloggs is not just a business that dislikes conservative politics and didn’t want its advertising dollars to be spent on a popular conservative New Media News site. I wondered at the time why they politicised their actions instead of just quietly removing their advertising. Why would they want to damage Breitbart I wondered. Well, it turns out that Kelloggs has a lot more to hide than just the use of palm oil that was produced using child labour.

The institutional left’s funding behemoth W.K. Kellogg Foundation has partnered with and given major donations to George Soros’s Open Society Institute and the Tides Center as part of its massive push to promote a far-left agenda.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is the nonprofit arm of cereal and sweets giant Kellogg’s…

…is the seventh largest philanthropic foundation in the United States.

…In recent years, however, the focus of the Foundation has drifted away from just helping children toward promoting left-wing political issues.

The W. K Kellogg Foundation even gave one million dollars to support  the controversial work of the racist, hate group, Black Lives Matter.

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New Media are taking on the big boys and are growing

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I love Breitbart.com which is mainly written news and I am also a big fan of the Canadian,The Rebel Media which is mainly video news. The Rebel Media has crowdsourced most of its equipment in the past and as it expands it is continuing to do so.

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The fact that its readers are supporting them by donating to each project shows that the video news service they are providing is what their audience wants and that they are covering the topics of interest that their audience wants to be covered. Like Breitbart.com, The  Rebel Media’s point  of difference is that they cover the stories that the Mainstream media refuse to. Imagine if a New Zealand mainstream media company tried to get its readership to pay for a studio camera. They wouldn’t be able to raise a cent because they are not producing content that their readership values. New Media cannot grow if it doesn’t give its audience what it wants which is why Mainstream media is failing and Rebel Media like Breitbart has its audience numbers exploding.

Below is an abridged version of an e-mail I received from Ezra Levant explaining the Rebel Media’s plans.

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New Media comfortable with an unencumbered marketplace of ideas

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New media platform #Gab welcomes all viewpoints while dying Twitter giant is censoring conservative voices and removing them from its site. New media giant Breitbart News has been smeared by the MSM as being alt-right but has no problem publishing other points of view. A  left-wing journalist who writes for Breitbart explains…

The 2016 election was a turning point for me as a writer…

…as the election results poured in on November 8, I was forced to reflect on a very (very) difficult realization: Much of my work last year was, electorally speaking, worthless. I, evidently, needed to start writing for publications that were trusted by Trump supporters.

 So, two weeks ago, I emailed my contacts at Breitbart News to tell them I would be happy to start contributing.

…In this new media world, I believe we’re going to have to practice journalism through persuasion rather than censorship.

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