media

They wouldn’t exactly make fun of Hilary would they?

We all know the mainstream media are unashamedly left wing and liberal. Gabriel Hays from MRC Newsbusters reports on just how bad the progressive bias actually is. quote.

Quote:Entertainment TV is far worse than news when it comes to progressive bias and hatred for conservative people and views. A cross section of nightly programming on major networks, cable TV or popular streaming services is loaded with anti-conservative, anti-Trump propaganda. January features at least 33 separate entertainment programs that attack conservative values and/or President Donald Trump while promoting a hardcore progressive agenda.End of quote.

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They don’t give a STUFF about facts and balance

He is not really Hitler of course ( we apologise for the left-wing style label) but you get the joke, don’t you Stuff?

STUFF – Stifles Truth Using False Fables

Following on from the excellent article about Stuff not being a free speech site any longer (if it ever was) it is appropriate to have a look at their stance.

The Stuff article says: Quote.

This project accepts a statement that shouldn’t be controversial but somehow still is: climate change is real and caused by human activity. End quote.

Stuff editor, Patrick Crewdson said. Quote.

Our position on the points you’ve raised is simple:

1. We accept the overwhelming scientific consensus – as represented by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – that climate change is real and caused by human activity. In that light, providing ‘balance’ from denialists is not a poor service to our audience – it is actively dangerous. This is not a true debate with two equivalent sides, where the views of the scientific consensus and denialists are of equal weight. end quote.

A quick look at the IPCC Charter document in Annex 7, “PRINCIPLES GOVERNING IPCC WORK” shows that the IPCC is specifically tasked with looking at human-induced climate change. Quote.

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Oh noes! Mean Mr Trump make naughty man do bad thing!

President Donald Trump

According to the media in the US, Donald Trump can now be blamed for making people send pipe bombs. Breitbart explains: Quote.

Quote:In the wake of a series of bomb scares targeting prominent Democrat leaders, Steve Schmidt, a former campaign strategist for the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), called President Donald Trump the “greatest demagogue” in U.S. history — who has stoked a “cold civil war.”

“Trump has stoked a cold civil war in this Country. His rallies brim with menace and he has labeled journalists as enemies of the people,” Schmidt began in a series of tweets Wednesday. “That someone would seek to kill their political enemies is not aberrational but rather the inevitable consequence of Trumps [sic] incitement.”End of quote.

Given that the media have been running anti-Trump stories virtually continuously since he was democratically elected by the American people, I’d say journalists are the enemies of the people. Quote.

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The right to censor free speech: Part one

Brittany Hunter writes for the Foundation for Economic Education. quote.

Between Trump’s tirades against alleged “fake news” outlets and the recent banning of Alex Jones from Facebook, Apple, and YouTube, our society appears to be obsessed with trying to silence the opposition by controlling the flow of information. And while the recent Jones prohibition has sparked a national debate over who the First Amendment applies to, there is more to this story than just the issue of state-protected free speech.

To be sure, the [US] Bill of Rights is vital to individual liberty and was written explicitly to restrain the government from infringing upon the rights of the people. And while Facebook may sometimes be more accommodating to the government than many of us would like, the fact remains that it is a private company and it has the right to ban whomever it chooses. The same goes for YouTube and Apple.

And while we are each free to disagree with the decision to censor certain users, debating the constitutionality of Facebook and Apple’s decision ignores the real heart of the matter: Facebook, CNN, Apple, YouTube, and Fox News are not responsible for the spread of misinformation, no matter how much believing so may reinforce our own narratives. When all is said and done, the only person responsible for distinguishing fact from fiction is the individual. […]

The freedom to choose and think for ourselves is one of the most sacred attributes of the individual. But over the last several years, many Americans have adopted an attitude that puts political opinions ahead of individual responsibility.
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The Don right again: He would have stepped in

According to a New York Daily News report dated November 20, 1991, when he spotted a “big guy with a big bat” beating on another guy, Donald Trump told his limousine driver to pull over. Witnesses told the paper, that “with [then-girlfriend] Marla Maples tugging at his arm to try to stop him, [Trump] leaped from his black stretch limousine Monday evening during the Manhattan assault.”
The Manhattan billionaire, who was 45 at the time, told the story from there. “The guy with the bat looked at me, and I said, “Look, you’ve gotta stop this. Put down the bat. I guess he recognized me because he said, ‘Mr. Trump, I didn’t do anything wrong.’ I said, ‘How could you not do anything wrong when you’re whacking a guy with a bat?’ Then he ran away.”

Trump added that he saw the mugger deliver “five or six good whacks” before he put a stop to it

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Guns, statistics and lies

Every time a Muslim terrorist shoots, stabs, bombs or runs over Americans, the default response is, “Let’s not jump to any conclusions”. That’s swiftly followed by media spin pieces claiming that the majority of terrorist attacks are really committed by white male Republicans and the Amish based on math so bad that even the world’s crookedest bookie wouldn’t go near it. And anyone who argues that the pattern of Islamic terror attacks is a call for common sense migration reform is regarded as a racist and a coward who wants to destroy the Constitution by blowing a handful of attacks out of proportion.

(And do you know how many people are hit by lightning or stung by killer bees every year.)

Yet every time there’s a big storm it’s proof that man-made global warming is real.

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Muslim Derangement Syndrome

Muslim “Jenna” is a Barbie lookalike

When Khawlah Noman claimed a man in his 20s twice tried to cut her hijab that quickly became a national story in Canada. Toronto mayor John Tory and Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne weighed in on the case, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proclaimed that in an “open and welcoming country” like Canada “incidents like this cannot be tolerated.”

Trouble is, according to police the incident “did not happen” but after revelations of the hoax the outraged politicians were little in evidence. Those who find this troubling might contrast other attacks that did not have an existential problem.

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Trump and Jerusalem: MSM brings out the big guns

President Trump visited Jerusalem earlier this year and will effectively recognise it as the Israeli capital by moving US diplomats there
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“Supermodel Bella Hadid has condemned President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In a scathing Instagram post, the Victoria’s Secret Angel branded the announcement as “absurd, unfair and one-sided”.”

Wow. I never knew that being a supermodel makes you an expert in Middle Eastern politics.

“Hadid’s family has strong ties with the regions. Her father – real estate mogul Mohamed Hadid – is a Palestinian, who was born in Nazareth, and has lived in both Syria and Lebanon.”

And I have strong ties to Britain but that doesn’t make me an expert on British politics.

“Bella said hearing the news made her “cry”.”

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Photo of the Day

Arbuckle reading La Vie Parisienne, c. 1920. Roscoe Conkling “Fatty” Arbuckle (March 24, 1887 – June 29, 1933).

The Destruction of Fatty Arbuckle

In the early heyday of Hollywood, Roscoe Conkling “Fatty” Arbuckle was one of Tinseltown’s favourite comedians. A large man, his stature helped to rocket him to success as he used it in his physical comedy. By 1921, Arbuckle signed a one million dollar contract with Paramount, the largest of its kind at the time.

Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle wasn’t Hollywood-hot. He didn’t have any high-profile romances, and the gossip magazines never complimented him on his dashing evening wear. But he was one of the best physical comedians of all time, and from 1914 to 1920, he effectively ruled the movie business. He was, and remains, a marvel to behold. Here was a man who, despite his mass, seemed to float across the screen, and whose comedy had deftness and grace.

But “Fatty” was just Arbuckle’s picture personality, the name given to his various characters in their endlessly hilarious approaches to “hayseed visits big city; hjinks ensue.” Off-screen, he refused to answer to the name, making explicit the distinction between textual and extra-textual persona that studio publicity worked so hard to obviate. Yet it was this off-screen persona that would eventually lead to his demise, when an alcohol-soaked weekend led to the most dramatic fall from grace in Hollywood history. This guy was ruined. On the surface, Arbuckle’s actions were the scandal. But as the details surrounding the event and its handling have come to light, it’s become clear that the true scandal was the willingness with which the studio heads and the media threw the prominent star under the figurative bus.

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CNN is done, stick a fork in them

The Clinton News Network continues to run stupid anti-Trump story after stupid anti-Trump story.

The latest is that he is afraid of stairs…I’m not kidding.

If the final nail hasn’t already been put in CNN’s coffin, this should do it.

In a it-has-to-be-seen-to-be-believed segment, morning hosts Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota — with looks on their faces that say, “I can’t believe they pay us to do this” — introduced a story only CNN could find worthy to air.   Read more »