Beautifully done. Tucker says Fox News is behind him I hope they truly are.
This man is my hero.
Beautifully done. Tucker says Fox News is behind him I hope they truly are.
This man is my hero.
Sheryl did a nice job hitting the high points on the current mania to suppress the opposition by curating it out of the mainstream. Short and to the point.
We all know how the Media describes things about the Left and Right, namely positively and negatively respectively. Howie is not breaking any new ground here but he adds the right wing “smirk” as the newest crime of the deplorables and apparently it justifies violence.
As with everyone else I’ve been amused by the level of dishonesty on exhibit by the various Progressive participants in this farce. At the primary level we have Smollett and his Nigerian-American assistants who faked an attack and made a false police report. They sparked a spate of politician and celebrity condemnations of President Trump, republicans, and in general, anyone who doubted the story.
At the secondary level we have all of these defenders of Smollett who even after the Chicago police confirmed Smollett’s part in the event refused to condemn him. This is despite the testimony of the brothers who assisted him in the hoax. They still doubt his culpability, preferring to doubt the police testimony rather than face reality about their ally.
And finally, at the tertiary level we have the media which has gone to great lengths to provide support for Smollett and his defenders in an ever-changing narrative for why all of this is President Trump’s fault. Initially, the story was that President Trump’s supporters were the attackers. Then we were told that background levels of racism were what inspired Smollett to exaggerate this particular incident. And now the story says that the real victims are those poor future victims of racism who won’t be believed because of this present event.
But just as interesting is looking at the way the various voices on the Right have looked at it. One of the more interesting discussions came from the Z-Man. http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=16618
His main point was that the Left isn’t going to acknowledge their error and they aren’t going to learn a lesson. That is why a long string of hoaxes will never lead to an apology from the Left. And that is why right-wing pundits hoping to reason with the Left are wasting their time.
Perhaps the only useful thing that can happen during one of these events is to help sort out the real allegiance of those in the middle. When some allegedly neutral party starts telling us not to judge or excuses the hoax based on historical oppression you’ve learned something. On the other hand, if you ever find an assumed leftist who finally sees the light you’ve probably found a normie who has finally had enough hypocrisy.
Interestingly, even someone who in the last few years has been vilified by the Alt-Right as the epitome of Never-Trump foolishness can be acknowledged for a sensible insight into the phoniness of these leftist hoaxes. Here Vox Day acknowledges that even Jonah Goldberg can provide a sensible argument to show the absurdity of these hoaxes. https://voxday.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-obvious-implication-of-hoax-crimes.html
The only way I can see good coming from all these events is if someone made a movie out of all these hoax exposures and let it be distributed as widely as possible. Of course, Hollywood and the media companies would never allow their distribution network to show it and the colleges would probably unleash antifa on any student groups that attempted to show it on campus but even internet access would be something useful. It really is remarkable how outrageous some of these phony hate crimes are.
I wonder what the next one will be.
The biggest story this week was the story and then the story about the story of the Covington students. I waited a few days to let most of the big names have their say. Now that they have, I figured I’d say my piece about it and make any overarching observations about what the event says about where we are.
Based on the information available, it looks like the Leftists coordinated to attack soft targets on their turf in D.C. They taunted the kids but didn’t get any violence that way so they sent the Indian to manufacture outrage based on the optics they created by having him stand in front of the kids and yell in that poor kid’s face. So they put this together and alerted their ally in the Media and of course all the other outlets piled on and then the squishy right virtue-signaled their horror at the make believe MAGA hat madness.
So far, this follows the same pattern as the past show pieces. They get in front of the truth surfacing and then walk away once the truth does break through and move onto the next outrage. But something went wrong. The real video clip surfaced too quickly and everyone could see that it was a con-job. Even the Left had to grudgingly admit it was a fake. And the squishy right were exposed for the cowards they really are.
Worse still, the kids have a lawyer who is threatening to sue some of these people for libel and other things like incitement and threats. Now, it’s possible this doesn’t move forward and every one backs away from this. But maybe it does. And it may even start dawning on the networks that there are repercussions when you take character assassination as standard operating procedure. Peter Thiel showed that you can fight back against these people if you have money and some smart lawyers. Maybe it wouldn’t take too much effort to get some hungry lawyers excited about monetizing the abusive behavior of the Main Stream Media. After all, CNN and MSNBC have plenty of cash (or at least their parent corporations have) that could be turned into legal awards and the concomitant legal fees that these lawyers prize so highly. What would stop these smart young lawyers from representing individuals slandered by these media outlets and either forcing them to settle cases out of court or bringing them to court to defend their behavior? Seems like a winning strategy to me. And I’m sure the Justice Department, if headed up by non-leftists could lend their prestige to a class action suit if it looked like some kind of collusion occurred between the Media and the characters inciting them. After all Fake news has become a rallying cry and RICO legislation is loose enough to cover conspiracy in most industries to commit crime.
Will it happen? Who knows. Should it? I think definitely. The time seems right to start pushing back and changing the way the Media abuses private individuals. Hopefully this is the beginning of something positive.
Ok, here’s one I recently wrote on the FoxNews site about the Second Amendment and gun registration/licensing.
We don’t have to register to exercise our free speech (unless we’re conservatives on a liberal college campus). We don’t have to register or be licensed to enjoy freedom of religion, nor freedom of peaceful assembly.
I postulate that speech has killed more people than private citizen’s guns. How many people did Hitler kill, himself, I mean? How many times did he pull the trigger and take a life? No record on if he ever did it in WWI, and as far as we know, he only ever pulled the trigger on one person – himself. Yet he used words, speech, to create hatred for millions of people and gave orders, which are words, to exterminate over 6 million people who had no guns to defend themselves from his words. Sticks and stones may indeed break bones but words can cause a Holocaust.
If the pen indeed be mightier than the sword, then maybe we should start registering pens and speech, forcing practitioners of free speech whether verbally or in writing to comply with odious licensing procedures and taking away the pen and speech whenever someone waves a “red flag”. I bet you’d see CNN and MSNBC howl then.
How can you top “Industrial Rumpswabbery” as a post title? It cannot be done. And the contents are just as enjoyable. The Z-Man analyzes how we got from the horribly biased reporting of thirty years ago to our present state where the journalists are just lunatics who’ve escaped from some Ivy League holding pen.
It really simplifies the chore of deciding which main stream news sources to ignore, all of them.
Last week was the mockery of the Weekly Standard closing. This week he tweaks the Press when their White House “Holiday” Party gets deep sixed. Ho – Ho – Ho.
The only places you will find this on the Internet are a couple of Cold War casualty websites. The news is remarkably blank on the subject as they were caught doing bad reporting (no reporting at all, really). The news media at the time basically ran a story based on what they heard, not an investigation of the facts (sound familiar?).
I was stationed in (then) West Germany when this happened. There was some difference of opinion whether or not it was over a card game or a love triangle, but the rest of the facts were clear. A GI put a sabot round into his M60 tank’s gun and fired it into another M60 directly behind him at the rail head.
By the time the story got back to the USA and the American media coverage was repeated on Armed Forces Radio and Television, this story would not have been recognized by its own mother. It was variously portrayed as a terror attack, as communist infiltration within our ranks, in fact, almost everything but what it was.
I admit I trusted the US media when I was young. Walter Cronkite and the rest. That trust was shaken during Vietnam and finally destroyed in West Germany. The reporting in Vietnam was slanted, we all realized that, but the reporting from West Germany on this incident was so far off the mark I realized they were just making it up. And it as all of them back then. All three networks. I’ve never trusted the Fourth Estate since. I always insist on backup, then backup for the backup. Having the mainstream media decide what you should hear and how it should be spun is a bad idea. That’s why I like the Internet. It can, and has, held the media’s feet to the fire and caught them being wrong, lazy, and out & out lying and/or making stuff up. That is also why I am worried about the big Internet companies censoring people for political views which hold the liberal media up to scrutiny. We need freedom to challenge opinion, even (or especially) the media’s. I find it strange that the big Internet companies allow flat-earthers and anti-vaxxers free forums, yet censor conservative political views.
Here’s the real scoop from the Association of the 3rd Armored Division. I looked all morning for news reports on this but there are none I can find. Only other Cold War casualty websites:
SP4 Gregory “Frank” Montoya & SP4 Patrick Romero, A Company 3rd Battalion 32 Armor. were killed on 4 November 1980 at the Hohenfels rail head when (name deleted) climbed into a tank during rail loading, loaded the M60A3 main gun with an armor piercing round (Sabot) & fired the main gun into the tank behind his. All tanks are rail loaded with the main gun in a travel lock position over the back deck. There was apparently a lot of confusion about the whole incident with reports of a lighting strike causing rounds to explode. The incident was finally solved when the tank main gun rounds were counted & inventoried. SGT Jeffrey Young & PVT David Park were also badly burned during this incident. *****The SOB convicted of this murder was sentenced to 20 yrs in Leavenworth but only served 8 years!!
Additional information provided by CPT Mark S. Atwood: The 1980 incident in 3/32, when the sabot round was fired into the turret of another tank during movement by rail, it is my understanding there was bad blood between the shooter and some/all members of the other crew over a card game. During rail movements the troops played cards, D and D, etc to pass the time. The shooter had been the big loser and I believe, thought he had been cheated. Here is additional information on this incident from Ken Armstrong: I served with 3/32 in 1979-1981 and was stationed in Freidburg at Ray Barracks. I also served with Greg Montoya and Pat Romero and was present when they were killed in November of 1980. Pat was a good friend and we drank many a beer together. Additional information on this event from Richard Zipse: I didn’t know Pat Romero but Frank was not only a great guy but getting very short. It was sad indeed that the filthy **** that killed him got out of Germany, much less Leavenworth, alive. As I remember it, he had been chasing a section 8 for months. I’m pretty sure Sgt. Young and I were on 14 together for a bit before he made rank and moved over to the third platoon; and, also that Park was very new to the unit and had just arrived as they needed crewmen. I’m thinking SSGT Able got him out of the smoked vehicle but not certain…also I’m thinking he was flown to Walter Reed Hospital due to the extent of his burns and later passed on….though this obviously may be incorrect.
During the 2016 election you could hear and see and read at any time of the day or night how hopelessly impossible a Trump victory truly was. The pollsters had every option documented and confirmed. The only question was whether Hillary’s victory would be a landslide or a tsunami. And then the pundits on tv or in print took those polls and lovingly applied them like salt to a wound. Go back to the YouTube videos and feel the pure spiteful joy in their voices, the triumphalism. The polls were rock solid and unanimous. The Republicans were divided and panic-stricken. Every sign pointed to Trump’s defeat, Democrat triumph. But for those who could hear, something sounded flat. The stridency and hectoring seemed so manic almost desperate. And no matter how large the crowds were for Trump the poll numbers never improved. In fact, they always declined. And all my friends said it was over and a foregone conclusion. And I told them they were wrong and I even put my money where my mouth was. Then Trump won and we all knew what those polls were. They were fud (fear, uncertainty and doubt). Although the “d” could stand for disinformation in this case.
Fast forward to today. Every month we get a fresh poll assuring us that the “Blue Wave” has returned! Whenever the polls start to show the Republicans gaining strength some new bogeyman appears to renew the death knell. Every Republican district is fading. Every Democrat district is twenty points ahead. Doom, doom, doom.
Okay, so could the polls be right? Sure, they could. The Republicans are stiffs. Most of their constituencies probably hate their guts. And they should. They’re all useless losers. They don’t know what they believe and the only thing they care about is keeping their paying gigs, nothing else. But being afraid of this stuff is a waste of time for us. If the Republicans win, that should finally convince the NeverTrumpers that they really are complete losers. If the Democrats win then we know that we’ll be going through the whole impeachment charade. But it doesn’t matter. We’ve found out the truth. It’s all just power politics and all their moralizing is only noise and nonsense. We’re completely justified to pursue our own agenda any way we see fit. We can make whatever enemies and allies we want to and pursue whatever strategies and tactics are deemed expedient. They say the truth shall set you free and in a real sense it has. It truly is liberating to stop worrying about an imaginary relationship that always turned into betrayal. The RINOs can’t shock us and the Progressives are devouring their own. And knowledge is strength. When you know how things really work you can more accurately predict outcomes. And when you no longer think you are dealing with friends and countrymen the desire to be open and transparent goes away. Secrecy and guile become tactics. Once you read Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals you recognize what’s been used against your side for fifty years and you realize just how easily it can now be used against them.
But I’m just belaboring the point. Be of good cheer. The outcome is just as likely to be good as bad. We’ve got the happiest warrior of all tweeting from the Oval Office. Enjoy the ride for as long as it lasts and be ready for what follows, good, bad or indifferent.