Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Media Stepped in the Russia Poop Again

They never learn, do they? After three years of pushing the bogus “Trump/Russia collusion” narrative, only to be utterly humiliated when the whole thing was a complete fabrication, the media are far too invested in the idea of DJT as Vladimir Putin’s stooge to resist coming back for more now. That’s why, for the past several days, they’ve been literally wetting their pants about a supposed report that Russia paid a bounty to Afghan assassins to kill Americans – and that Trump knew!

This is like wanting desperately to believe in Bigfoot, only to have everyone you know sit you down and explain as calmly and rationally as they can that there ain’t no Bigfoot. Then, suddenly, you think you spot some strange brown fur out of the corner of your eye, and you think: I knew it! Yet the reason the media’s narrative is quickly falling apart here is that not even they have a consensus about this nonsense. Contrary to what the New York Times, the Washington Post and the AP are trying to tell you, the intelligence community did not consider the notion credible enough to tell the president about it.

Both NBC and CBS have sources that contradict whoever is talking to the Times, the Post and the AP. That means, wonder of wonders, whatever anonymous sources are feeding this stuff to the Times, the Post and the AP are just lying. Does that shock you? It certainly shouldn’t.

There’s a reason it should be a very rare thing for the media to quote anonymous sources. People who aren’t authorized to talk about a given matter are, by definition, betraying someone. This sounds like a classic case of some Deep State apparatchik seeing an opportunity to generate bad press for the president, and knowing full well that the Times, the Post and the AP would be willing and uncritical recipients of the bad information.

And once again, they look like fools. At least this time it took three days instead of three years to find out the whole thing was bogus.

[Dan Calabrese]

~ Thank You WHATFINGER NEWS for the Linkage! ~

Monday, June 29, 2020

Another Scourge of Systemic Racism - Misspelled Names

The legendary American showman P T Barnum once famously said: "I don't give a damn what you say about me as long as you spell my name right." Which brings us to Tahlea Aualiitia: an alleged journalist and, it seems, attention-seeker who as a victim of our times laments "The last person I had to correct for the misspelling of my name was someone from my own employer."  
"I was invited to join a panel on representation in pop culture by the ABC News Channel earlier this month, and because the name super (the strap with my name at the bottom of the screen) was added during production, I wasn’t aware my name was spelled incorrectly until after the interview had finished and I was informed by my family and friends. 
Typos happen and I understand how a slip of the finger on the keyboard turned my surname from Aualiitia into Auakiitia."
Ah, like a beer fart through silk, her forgiveness. How refreshing. An apology was forthcoming, too, so I’m sure we’re all ready to move on....
"But while it was the first time I had done a TV interview, it wasn’t the first time I had seen my name spelled wrong in the media."
Scratch that. Incoming.
"Just a month ago, my name was spelled incorrectly by a producer in my own department, the Asia Pacific Newsroom."
Yes, another misspelling of a phonetically unobvious Samoan name. That’s two whole times. A scarring experience, it would seem, one that “can have big impacts among communities that often don’t see themselves reflected in the media.”
"I knew I had to call them out.  It’s no coincidence I’m speaking up about this during the latest wave of the Black Lives Matter movement...." 
Ahh...the sweet chirpings of the young and enraged. Just enough understanding to accurately point out the failings of the establishment left but experience anemic and lacking sophistication.
"It’s hard to explain what racism feels like to someone who has never experienced it.  For me, it feels like walking around with a big target hanging around my neck. You don’t know where the next attack — verbal, physical or systemic — might come from, and lived experience means you know it has to do with the colour of your skin."
Systemic name misspelling. It’s a thing now. A racist attack. And when you're on a public platform like national TV or social media, it feels like that target triples in size.  A sense of proportion is not, I fear, Ms Aualiitia’s strong suit.  We’re then informed, pointedly, that some people can be obnoxious on Twitter. Oh My!

As grounds for a drama of racial victimhood, it all seems a little unsteady, not entirely load-bearing. But apparently, we’re to believe that two occasions of an incorrectly spelled name constitute racial oppression - systemic racial oppression - and a basis for public weeping and some kind of corrective activity.

Perhaps she takes inspiration from artist Kira Puru who wrote a clause in her contract stating that her appearance fee doubles if they misspell her name, after two Australian music festivals spelled her name wrong in promotion material in 2018. 

Such is the fearlessness of our heroine in her ongoing fight against racial bigotry.
"There are countless times where the POC talent I’ve met have audibly exhaled in relief when they saw that me, a brown woman, was the one interviewing them."
And White People are fragile?  

I’ll just leave that there, I think.

[David Thompson]

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Media Now Downplaying BLM Orgy of Destruction

Was there some poll? Did the ratings come in? Did the media realize they beclowned themselves recklessly jumping on numerous hoaxes?  Scanning the front page of NYT and The Washington Post, all the top stories are about Covid19, the big story that the protests had overcome and submerged. But Covid is back with a vengeance.

On the NYT home page, the entire "above the fold" space is devoted to Covid19.  After that, there is one protest-related story,  "How the Philadelphia Police Tear-Gassed Trapped Protesters". On the WaPo home page, the "above the fold" area is full of Covid19 headlines. Then there are a few things about the 2020 elections. Finally, near the bottom, in tiny print, I see "Perspective/Toppling more statues isn’t working when there’s other work to be done."

I really think a big decision was made to stop talking about it! I'm just going to guess: Word got around that the ongoing protests were hurting Democratic Party candidates.

They were waiting anxiously for those right-wing counter-protesters to come in and provide a excuse to shift the blame for the chaos or for the police to get tough and drag the attention back onto them where it was in the early days before the protests had descended into the sewer of radical black activist and their ant-white/anti-america led hate-filled mobs media helped promote.

The mainstream-media ultimately realized that celebrating orgies of destruction and showing protest crowds full of fat white girls yellin' "F**k the Police" wasn't the sort of thing that was going to help their ratings, or their ideological progressive masters they work so hard to shield.
~ Thank You MJA@IOTWReport for the Linkage! ~

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The “Woke” Dominatrices “of Color”

"We are now entering the third generation of those who have been indoctrinated rather than educated, which means that the political ideologies of a minority in the Sixties, today are more widespread and embedded in the halls of government, as well as in popular culture and entertainment. We sowed that wind in the Sixties, and now we are witnessing the whirlwind. The longer we appease public violence and disorder, the bolder the protesters become....." 
"We have the spectacle of mayors, governors, and Congressmen abasing themselves before the “woke” dominitrices “of color,” and shedding crocodile tears for offences they never perpetrated and their punishers never suffered. Worse yet, such empty moral preening changes nothing for the people they’re supposed to help. " 
"... It's not just the big cities. Increasingly, small towns have faced similar harassment. The woke mob has targeted local elected officials for the sin of not being sufficiently woke. Its goal appears to be to intimidate conservatives from getting involved at any level of government. It also appears that the mob efforts are expanding faster than anyone realizes..." - Bruce Thornton@FrontPage

This thing is now on the verge of getting out of control. I don't mean necessarily violence; I mean everything and everyone that you encounter on a daily basis and rely on for your sustenance, basic needs, commodities and services will have embraced the anti-American political movement or will go along to get along, as it were.  One way or another, you will be made to care.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Bougie Suburban Empathy Karens Just Can't Stop Believing.

I'm just about at the end of my rope with the over-sensational rush to judgement these days.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Statues in Solidarity - Now They're Fighting Back

In the midst of BLM's orgy of destruction, it seems statues worldwide have had enough, and are now fighting back. Scroll down and look for yourself.

Statues are not to be messed with.   #IStandWithStatues

~ Thank You Larwyn's Linx@ Doug Ross Journal  &
MJA@IOTWReport for the Linkage! ~

Piety Through Neurosis

A concerned parent, a white Slate reader, seeks counsel from the woke hive mind:
"My sons have graduated, and their closest friends are still a mix of black, Hispanic, and white kids. I have never been concerned about the kids having any issues around race..."
That’s nice. However, inevitably, the sky soon begins to cloud:
"But one of our sons mentioned recently how irritated he is by the form he has to fill out regarding a college roommate. He has to specify his race, and all of the profiles of potential roommates he views also include race. He says all he cares about is if they are male or female and what their interests are — he doesn’t care about race..."
At which point, sharp-eyed readers may sense where this is heading.
"I’m doing more reading on racism, and if I’m understanding correctly, not caring about race is almost as bad as focusing only on race. Should he care what race his friends are? Is there something we should be doing or talking to our kids about before they go to college, or is it too late? Are they just as racist as someone who only has white friends, or am I worrying about nothing?"
Slate’s purveyor of progressive wisdom, Michelle Herman, knows a rube when she sees one:
"Not caring about or noticing race is a privilege reserved for people who are white."
A bold, indeed sweeping, claim, evidence for which is not forthcoming, presumably on grounds that time is better spent inculcating neurosis - and habitual, exploitable insecurity - all in the name of piety:
"As the sociologist Megan R. Underhill, who studies race and family, has said, “White people aren’t ‘outside’ of race—they’re at the top of the racial hierarchy.” Dismissing or downplaying this reality only perpetuates inequity and violence..."
Again, the precise mechanism by which these things occur, if indeed they do, is not shared with the unenlightened. We must, it seems, take such things on trust. A kind of woke gospel. However, the expectation of fretting and psychological prostration is harder to miss.

You see, by not fixating tediously on every person’s melanin levels and minor variations of physiognomy, by not endlessly categorizing people by their brownness and therefore presumed suffering, and therefore innate nobility and entitlement to favors, you are it turns out, perpetuating violence.

Please update your files and lifestyles accordingly.

[Slate Mag]
[David Thompson]