Media networks are powerful opinion setters. Still, for a reason, most people have deep distrust in newsmakers. Since their outset, press and radio were brought into play for political propaganda.
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Tagged Anthony Scaramucci, Associated Press, Boris Muñoz, CNN, Des Moines Register, Don Alltoada, Donna Brazile, Eric Lichtblau, Fernando del Rincón, First Amendment, Frank LaRue, Gabby Giffords, Harold Lasswell, Hillary Clinton, Lex Haris, Liberty Sentinel, Marshall McLuhan, New York Times, Propaganda Technique in the World War, Roland Martin, Sarah Palin, Thomas Frank, Washington Post
Censorship today looks like my three-day stint in the Facebook pokey over Thanksgiving weekend during which my mad keyboarding fingers were (almost) crushed in tiny Facebook thumbscrews engraved with a photo of Lord Zuckerberg. The reason for my imprisonment by Facebook Overlords in one of their many Cells of Iniquity beggars belief.
It all started when I posted about the image Facebook created to advertise their new avatars. As you can see, this image doesn't include any white male avatars.
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Tagged Ads Delivery team, Animal Farm, Chinese Communist Party, Facebook, George Orwell, Jack Dorsey, Jeff Bezos, Jeffery Javed, Kellyanne Conway, Mark Zuckerberg, Ministry of Truth, Sundar Pichai, The New York Times, Twitter, Washington Post, Yoel Roth
By now many Americans have learned what slimy, deceitful hypocrites California governor Gavin Newsom and his wealthy, well-connected friends are. In a stunning act of arrogant “do what I say, not what I do, PEONS,” he and his privileged co-scofflaws dined at an exclusive restaurant in Napa Valley—indoors without masks—in violation of his own rules.
His co-scofflaws included Dustin Corcoran, the CEO of the California Medical Association, and Janus Norman, the group’s lobbyist and senior vice president. Apparently, some medical professionals don’t really think dining indoors mask-less with friends puts their lives at risk. Now I’m waiting …
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture, Media Watch
Tagged CNN, COVID–19, Donald J. Trump, Dustin Corcoran, Gavin Newsom, Henning Bundgaard, Janus Norman, lock-downs, Lori Lightfoot, MSNBC, New York Times, Nicholas Kristof, Operation Warp Speed, The New York Times, vaccine, Washington Post, Wuhan virus
I don’t doubt for a moment that we still have race issues to address in America. And I don’t believe that, to date, we have fully overcome the legacy of hundreds of years of slavery and segregation in our history. At the same time, I do not accept former President Obama’s claim that the 2016 election of Donald Trump was, in part, a reaction to having a Black man in the White House.
One of the most effective ways that Marxists advance their agenda is to change how we talk about things. When clever rewordings replace the truth, it’s easier to fool people. For example, the Washington Post this past week said a transgender plaintiff “was designated female at birth, but identifies as male.”
In the blink of an eye, a biological fact – that someone was born a girl – is brushed aside and replaced with a term that implies that male or female sex is assigned, not a natural phenomenon.
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture, Media Watch, Sexuality
Tagged Arthur Ashe, Barack Obama, Bathroom Wars, Black Lives Matter, Civil Right Act of 1964, Cultural Marxism, Donald Trump, Frederick Douglass, Gavin Grimm, gender identity, Karl Marx, Neil Gorsuch, sexual orientation, transgenderism, Washington Post
The liberal media are urging Joe Biden to form a shadow government to upstage President Donald Trump's crisis response effort, which illustrates its consuming partisanship — and its insufficient attention to the health and welfare of the American people.
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Tagged Anthony Fauci, Coronavirus, coronavirus task force, Deborah Birx, Donald Trump, Jim Messina, Joe Biden, MSNBC, Paul Waldman, Shadow government, Stephanie Ruhle, Washington Post
Arthur Brooks, devoted Catholic, writer for the Washington Post, and professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast last week. He is a compelling speaker who spoke clearly of his devotion to Jesus. His remarks were based on his book, Love your Enemies, in which he describes his antidote to the culture of polarization and contempt in American discourse. As the title suggests, Brooks told the room of public figures, religious leaders, and politicians, including President Trump, that loving our enemies is the answer.
Brooks gave no clear definition of love in his …
The story of an innocent birthday cake that wasn’t and the expulsion of 15-year-old Kayla Kenney from Whitefield Academy, a private Christian school in Louisville, Kentucky, has been covered in multiple news outlets. Kenney’s mother, Kimberly Alford, took a photo of her daughter sitting in front of a specially designed rainbow-colored birthday cake, wearing a sweater adorned with rainbow stripes, and then posted it on Facebook. Shortly after the Facebook posting, the theologically orthodox Christian school notified the family that Kayla was expelled.
Here’s an excerpt from the Washington Post story:
Alford instructed a bakery to decorate a
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Tagged Billy Kobin, Heidi Stevens, John Pavlovitz, Kayla Kenney, Kimberly Alford, Louisville Courier Journal, Mark Kenney, Rod Dreher, The American Conservative, Washington Post, Whitefield Academy
Washington Post book critic Ron Charles made a confession the other day. "I banned a book," he wrote. "Or at least I helped get it banned, which makes Banned Books Week a little awkward for me this year. Like celebrating Arbor Day by cutting down a tree."
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Tagged American Civil Liberties Union, American Library Association, Banned Books Week, Barnes & Noble, David Icke, David Levithan, Favorite Books Week, John F. Kennedy, Ron Charles, Top 10 Most Challenged Books, Two Boys Kissing, Washington Post
The father of El Paso, Texas shooter Patrick Crusius, who slaughtered 22, wounded more than 20, and traumatized countless others at a Walmart on Saturday, wrote a memoir in 2014 detailing his 40 years of alcohol and drug abuse that resulted in two divorces, including from his second wife—Patrick’s mother—when Patrick was 12 years-old.
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New York Times columnist Ross Douthat says the culture war in America may not be so much about secularism or atheism replacing Christianity but the rise of an old Christian foe – paganism.
This ancient religion differs from atheism in that it allows for a spiritual dimension to life and creation, but not an omnipotent, benevolent God. The power is in the creation itself, which is why so many New Age adherents find divinity when they look at a sunset, a flower, or in some cases, their own mirror image.
Mr. Douthat explains the clash of worldviews presented in a …
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Tagged Ben Bradlee, Danny Kaye, Monica Hesse, New York Times, Oprah Winfrey, Pagans and Christians in the City, Ross Douthat, Sally Quinn, Steven D. Smith, Stormy Daniels, Vera Ellen, Washington Post
The idea of two distinct sexes has been acknowledged as fundamental reality for thousands of years by billions of people, biology and every major religion.
The Trump administration agrees, which is why the Health and Human Services Department is circulating a proposal defining gender this way for purposes of interpreting Title IX of the Civil Rights Act:
”The sex listed on a person’s birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence.” Further, the determination should rest “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.”
I have had two children; I was old enough, when I became pregnant, that it made sense to do the testing for Down syndrome. Back then, it was amniocentesis, performed after 15 weeks; now, chorionic villus sampling can provide a conclusive determination as early as nine weeks. I can say without hesitation that, tragic as it would have felt and ghastly as a second-trimester abortion would have been, I would have terminated those pregnancies had the testing come back positive. I would have grieved the loss and moved on.
That’s an excerpt from an op-ed penned by Ruth Marcus, …
It’s dangerous to paint with a broad brush. I think we do that too often when we, as conservatives, go after the press for media bias. Many times when I see conservative leaders decry media bias, I ask “was that a biased story, or were you just unprepared for the interview?”
Now that’s not to say media bias isn’t real – everyone knows that the majority of the press comes from a liberal perspective. Even CNN’s Jake Tapper has admitted that media bias is real, and Mark Leibovich of the New York Times agrees that most of the media …