Loggerheads, no Kumbaya

The Plot Against the President: My rejected Amazon review. Scott Johnson – “It is a tremendous disappointment that we have had no accounting for the greatest scandal by far in American political history. What we have are a few excellent books about it and, now, a documentary based on one of the books.” … “Having already racked up a 4.4 star (out of 5) rating based on nearly 600 reviews, it is accessible here.” Also Laurence Jarvik – “Amanda Milius’s important new feature documentary now streaming on Amazon Prime Video is about a story you won’t see on Frontline or 60 Minutes”

AP: Leftist Rioters Are Not Just Antifa Wackos, They’re Normal Suburban Kids. Joy Pullmann – “If the AP characterization is accurate, tolerance for violence in the service of political ends is not just concentrated in fringe outliers like Antifa cells.” … “It is clear from the article’s framing the AP intends it to be another entry into the “move along, nothing to see here” genre employed against facts that make the left look bad and are impossible to ignore.” … “in attempting to debunk something President Trump and conservatives are saying, the article reinforces it.”

No Sanity, No Kumbaya, No Quarter. Peter Smith – “There is no possible rapprochement between the loonies that now occupy the political Left and sensible people. As a sensible person myself, or so I like to think, let me make my position crystal clear by way of illustrations.”

“My point is that it is no longer possible to come together. The modern Left have gone far beyond reach and reason.

They support men in frocks competing against women; they cancel Christians, like Israel Folau, for citing scripture; they have no problem with killing unborn babies, for any reason, right up until the moment of birth; they’re happy for the West to be overrun with refugees; they appease the intolerances and dysfunctionalities of Islam; they have a highly selective take on free speech; they silence opposing views (witness, e.g., CNN, the ABC and the editorial policy of The Conversation); they malign and distort our history and invent malicious fictions, like ‘the stolen generations’; they teach children to take no pride in, but rather to despise, the monumental progress that our Judeo-Christian civilisation has brought to mankind. Quite simply, they represent an evolutionary political development which is entirely wretched.

Christiane Amanpour Gives The Game Away On Media Blackout Of Biden Scandal. I & I Editorial Board – “Anyone who is still clinging to the notion that the mainstream press isn’t a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party needs to watch the exchange between premier journalist Christiane Amanpour and Republican National Committee spokeswoman Liz Harrington.” … “According to Amanpour, for the mainstream media to spend time investigating a Democrat for wrongdoing amounts to a violation of journalistic standards. It is “doing Republicans’ work for them.” She just admitted that she believes a journalist’s job is to do the Democrats’ bidding.”

Confronting political censorship. The Washington Times – “Americans are shocked by blatant censorship of news relevant to the impending 2020 presidential election, but they shouldn’t be. Unsavory political bias has been a growing phenomenon in the electronic public square. With millions of votes already cast, efforts to release the subversive grip on free speech are too little, too late.”

This is 60 Minutes. Scott Johnson – “the problem with CBS News isn’t its occasional fraudulence. It is the incessant partisan propaganda, witness the interview broadcast last night.” loggerheads is not a proper position for an interviewer. “Trump is right. Stahl is wrong.” all of a sudden Stahl needs absolute proof of verification – remember Dan Rather and TANG?

Big Tech Panicking – Trump’s Grassroots MAGA Army Working Around Platform Controls. Sundance – “A diverse and patriotic MAGA movement is overwhelming the mechanisms of narrative control; and they are doing it by flooding the zones with a combination of “old school” and “modern tech” workarounds. It’s quite honestly the most remarkable political dynamic since the organic Tea Party erupted in 2009.” … “The MAGA rallies, parades and grassroots events are breaking out independent of each-other and literally happening all over the place on any given day.” … “The Trump supporters easily outnumber the Biden supporters by 20:1 or more. The magnitude of the MAGAnitude is incredible. This is totally organic, but word has spread and now it is happening everywhere. ”

My Lying Eyes. John Hinderaker – Byron York describes “The big Trump rallies you don’t see.” … “We see, for the most part, what the people who run news organizations want us to see.” … “We haven’t made any official predictions yet; if we can get a VIP Live event set up for next week, we likely will make them then. But for now, I will say that I am leaning toward going with my lying eyes.”

What The WHO Really Said About Lockdowns — And Why — Will Surprise You. Michael Fumento – “If you’re looking for lockdown “bad guys,” then look at most governments in the world that implemented them temporarily as a way of keeping health care systems from being overrun and then kept them for various reasons – sheer love of authoritarianism, incredible hubris in thinking a highly contagious airborne disease could somehow be squeezed into extinction (a la rabies in island countries or Hawaii), or simply because of the law of inertia. Once they had moved the goalposts they had no idea to where they should be moved.”

Disgusting Professorial Teachings. Walter Williams – “Two websites, College Reform and College Fix, report on the despicable teachings on college campuses across the nation. Let us look at some of it.” … “Welcome to the world of gross academic deceptions.”

The ‘Black Problem’ in Television. Parker Beauregard – “Black voices, despite being just 13% of the general American population, feel omnipresent.”

Biden’s Campaign Blew Up in a Bad Way. Conrad Black – “The entire Biden campaign, conducted by the media, not by the spavined candidate, has been Trump-hate and false allegations of COVID incompetence.”

Major Denmark Study May Show Masks Are Largely Ineffective, ‘Science’ Promptly Censors It. Bonchie – “With the United States reaching its highest daily case total of the pandemic yesterday, the case for masks continues to become more perilous. At no point has the country had more widespread mask mandates and usage than now, yet once again, we see almost no correlation between face coverings (most of which were never previously thought to be effective) and infection numbers.”

(Some) Logical Fallacies and Politics. Jack Kerwick – “Logic, the science of constructing and analyzing arguments, is a forgotten discipline.” … “Aristotle, who is widely regarded as the Father of Western logic, identified numerous fallacies. Below is a select list of them” – with examples.

A Momentous Election. Roger Kimball – “Donald Trump may be an odd ambassador of freedom. But Joe Biden is but a gibbering front for a vanguard that would destroy America as traditionally conceived.”

The Enduring Relevance of Whittaker Chambers’ Witness. David Gayvert – “First published nearly 70 years ago, Whittaker Chambers’ Witness provides relevant, instructive, and inspiring encouragement for those currently engaged in the fight against today’s ascendant Left.”

Administering ‘Truth’ in our Schools. Janet Levy – “a few current examples will leave no doubt that the Orwellian manufacture of ‘truth’ is very much a salient feature of the American educational system.”

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