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Facebook pulls ad from gun-toting Georgia candidate taking on Antifa: ‘Big Tech censorship of conservatives must end’

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A GOP congressional candidate is accusing Facebook  of “censorship” after the social media giant took down a campaign video that shows her holding an assault rifle and warning Antifa to “stay the hell out of northwest Georgia.”

Marjorie Greene, a businesswoman running in Georgia’s 14th District, posted the ad on Facebook Tuesday. By Thursday, Facebook told her campaign the video was coming down because it violated company policies against promoting the use of firearms.

The video is still running on Twitter, and Greene has bought air time to run the ad on broadcast and cable TV in advance of the Tuesday primary.

Greene said the decision by Facebook reeks of a double-standard.

“Facebook lets Antifa organize terrorist attacks on America and allows videos of innocent Americans being brutally attacked, but pulls my post down,” she told Fox News. “America is a country of law and order — not anarchy. Telling Antifa thugs to stay out of northwest Georgia is not a violation of Facebook.”

GOP CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE BLOWS UP ‘SOCIALISM’ IN NEW TV AD

Greene’s Facebook ad reached more than 2 million people before being deleted.

“Big Tech censorship of conservatives must end,” Greene said.

Facebook stands by its decision.

“We removed this ad, which advocates the use of deadly weapons against a clearly defined group of people, for violating our policies against inciting violence,” Facebook said in a statement to Fox News.

Facebook told Greene’s campaign that she can’t have ads “promoting the brandishing of firearms,” according to an email reviewed by Fox News.

During the ad, Greene takes on Antifa, the anti-fascist protest movement that the Trump administration contends is a domestic terrorist group responsible for the violent uprisings against police in recent days.

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS PUSH DIVERSE SLATE OF GOP HOUSE CANDIDATES IN EFFORT TO TAKE BACK LOST GROUND

Tens of thousands of peaceful protesters have demonstrated against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on the unarmed man’s neck for more than eight minutes. But an organized fringe element has sought to hijack the protests, destroy property and unleash violence, government officials say.

In her ad, Greene is armed with an AR-15 on the front porch of a local Georgia business when she issued her warning to Antifa activists.

“You won’t burn our churches, loot our businesses or destroy our homes,” she declares.

REPUBLICAN REVENGE: RECORD GOP FIELD FORMS, ON 2020 MISSION TO TAKE DOWN ‘SOCIALISTS’

This isn’t the first time Greene has campaigned with firearms. In her first ad, she literally blows up “socialism.” Facebook didn’t pull that ad.

Greene faces a crowded primary race against John Cowan, a neurosurgeon; Clayton Fuller, a former prosecutor; John Barge, former state schools superintendent; and Ben Bullock, an Air Force veteran. Also running in the GOP primary are Kevin Cooke, a state representative; Bill Hembree, a former member of the Georgia legislature; Andy Gunther and Matt Laughridge.

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Twitter search for ‘racist’ shows Trump’s profile as top account

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Twitter’s search algorithm produces President Donald Trump’s page as a top result for “racist” or “racism.”

The result was noted by several twitter users and reported by Cnet, which had several reporters verify that it was not a joke but indeed an authentic result on Twitter. Fox News checked and noted Trump’s Twitter account is listed as the top result under the “people” tab.

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A screen shot showing Twitter search results for “racist.”

Even when the search is conducted in incognito mode or while not signed into a Twitter account, Trump is still the top result.

A Twitter spokeswoman told Cnet that when users mention an account along with certain terms, the account and the keywords can become algorithmically linked as a recommendation. Users have recently been talking about Trump and racism in a number of posts, likely in response to his actions regarding the national protests over police brutality.

TWITTER’S JACK DORSEY FIRES BACK AT ZUCKERBERG, DEFENDS FACT-CHECKING TRUMP TWEET

Trump has had an increasingly hostile relationship with Twitter, which came to a head when the social media site applied a “fact check” tag to one of the president’s tweets and censored another for “glorifying violence.”

Trump responded by escalating the situation with an executive order that curbed legal protections for social media platforms. The move drew criticism for potentially making a platform liable for what its users say, true or false.

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In addition, the president suggested that he might set up a commission to explore possible bias in social media platforms. Twitter responded by stating it will now focus on “context, not fact-checking,” a tweet to determine future violations.

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Washington Post roasted for column: ‘Immediately halt production on cop shows and movies’

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The Washington Post raised eyebrows on Thursday with a piece calling on Hollywood to no longer produce TV shows and movies about police amid the George Floyd protests.

Police across the country have under intense scrutiny following the death of George Floyd. And while many A-listers have expressed solidary with the Black Lives Matter movement, Post opinion writer Alyssa Rosenberg insisted that executives who run the industry can go even further.

“Like many other industries, entertainment companies have issued statements of support for the protests against racism and police brutality now filling America’s streets. But there’s something Hollywood can do to put its money where its social media posts are: immediately halt production on cop shows and movies and rethink the stories it tells about policing in America,” Rosenberg began her column.

MAINSTREAM MEDIA FALSELY FRAMES TRUMP’S ‘GREAT DAY’ GEORGE FLOYD REMARKS ON JOBS REPORT INSTEAD OF EQUALITY UNDER LAW

Despite acknowledging the entertainment value of police-centered plots, Rosenberg argued that the result is “an addiction to stories that portray police departments as more effective than they actually are; crime as more prevalent than it actually is; and police use of force as consistently justified,” suggesting that “fantasy” is more like “complicity” in police brutality.

“There’s no question that it would be costly for networks and studios to walk away from the police genre entirely. Canceling Dick Wolf’s ‘Chicago’ franchise of shows would wipe out an entire night of NBC’s prime-time programming; dropping ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ and a planned spinoff would cut even further into the lineup,” Rosenberg admitted. “But the gap between what some companies and executives have promised this week and what they have done in the past cannot be ignored… simply canceling cop shows and movies would be easier than uprooting the assumptions at the heart of the problem.”

Rosenberg went on to praise the NBC sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” calling it “the closest thing to a reformist police show right now” since it “alternates explorations of the policies and identity politics of the New York Police Department with fantastic gags and one-liners.” And it noted how it took until the end of the FX series “The Shield” to depict the apparently realness of the police force.

“It takes seven seasons to even achieve that much on ‘The Shield.’ It’s been almost six years since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., and no one can be blamed for feeling like national reform has moved at a similarly petty pace. If the entertainment industry truly believes change can no longer wait, it should start with its own storytelling,” Rosenberg concluded.

CBS NEWS REPORTER SLAMS TRUMP FOR TRIP TO MAINE AMID GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS: ‘ONE OF THE WHITEST STATES IN AMERICA’

Critics blasted the idea of ridding such entertainment, one even declaring “we live in Wokistan now.”

“If police shows and movies cause police brutality, do video games and rap music cause anti-police violence?” Ben Shapiro asked.

“This has gone from ‘here is a serious issue we need to address’ to we need to demonize whole groups of people based in their occupation and immediately shut down any type of speech that we don’t like,” conservative commentator AG Hamilton reacted.

“My kid will be pissed. He used to love Paw Patrol,” radio host Lou Merloni tweeted.

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CBS News reporter slams Trump for trip to Maine amid George Floyd protests: ‘One of the whitest states in America’

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CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid criticized for President Trump over his trip to Maine amid racial tensions over the death of George Floyd.

Following his Rose Garden address touting the positive jobs report, Trump headed to Guilford, Maine, to tour the Puritan Medical Products factory where swabs are manufactured for coronavirus tests.

Reid critiqued the “optics” of going to Maine during the nationwide uproar that has revived the Black Lives Matter movement.

MAINSTREAM MEDIA FALSELY FRAMES TRUMP’S ‘GREAT DAY’ GEORGE FLOYD REMARKS ON JOBS REPORT INSTEAD OF EQUALITY UNDER LAW

“President leaves ‘press conference’ without taking q’s & heads to Maine – one of the whitest states in America. It’s his only trip outside the District this week & not helping optics that he is avoiding larger conversation about racial disparity in the US,” Reid tweeted.

Reid later added that Maine is the “most beautiful place on Earth this time of year” after noting Maine Gov. Janet Mills’s icy welcome for the president.

Critics slammed Reid for making visiting Maine a racial issue.

“How did someone who calls themselves a journalist tweet this? Is Maine racist or something?” RealClearInvestigations senior writer Mark Hemingway asked.

TRUMP HITS PBS’ YAMICHE ALCINDOR FOR ASKING HOW ‘.1 PERCENT’ BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT GROWTH IS A ‘VICTORY

“Great job of touting these UNITED states, CBS. I hope the CBS stations in Maine retweet this hot take,” NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham tweeted.

“That’s some great reporting right there…” Ryan Van Sickle quipped.

“It’s exhausting reading this nonsense. What sane person would say, ‘I can’t believe the president is going to Maine!'” National Review senior writer David Harsanyi said.

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Reid isn’t the only White House correspondent who gave the president a tough time. PBS NewsHour correspondent Yamiche Alcindor pressed Trump how a “.1 percent” increase in black unemployment is a “victory” despite the generally positive jobs numbers.

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Mainstream media falsely frames Trump’s ‘great day’ George Floyd remarks on jobs report instead of equality under law

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The vast majority of the mainstream media falsely framed President Trump‘s remarks about George Floyd being “happy” about the ongoing pursuit for equality under the law to being about the positive jobs report.

During his Rose Garden presser on Friday, which mostly touted the shocking jobs report that revealed 2.5 million people are back to work, Trump took a moment to address the injustice Floyd faced from the Minneapolis Police and how he strongly believes change will happen following his death.

“Equal justice under the law must mean that every American receives equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement regardless of race, color, gender, or creed,” Trump said. “They have to receive fair treatment from law enforcement. They have to receive it. We all saw what happened last week. We can’t let that happen.”

He continued, “Hopefully, George is looking down right now and saying, ‘This is a great day that’s happening for our country.’ It’s a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody. This is a great day for everybody. This is a great day in terms of equality. It’s really what our Constitution requires and it’s what our country is all about.”

TRUMP HITS PBS’ YAMICHE ALCINDOR FOR ASKING HOW ‘.1 PERCENT’ BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT GROWTH IS A ‘VICTORY

However, dozens of media outlets took Trump’s “great day” comments and framed them as though George Floyd should be happy about the jobs report.

At the press conference, NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander attempted to ask the president, “How would a better economy have protected George Floyd?”

CNN White House correspondent Kaitlin Collins tweeted the quote in reference to the jobs numbers, which was amplified by a retweet from CNN anchor Jake Tapper to his 2.5 million Twitter followers.

NY TIMES EDITOR BARI WEISS SAYS THERE’S A ‘CIVIL WAR’ WITHIN PAPER AMID TOM COTTON UPROAR

Politico health care reporter Adam Cancryn shared a brief clip of Trump’s remarks, but captioned it, “Trump imagining George Floyd’s reaction to the jobs numbers.”

CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers similarly shared the clip, claiming that Trump’s remarks about Floyd being pleased with the jobs numbers were, ironically, “unbelievable.”

That clip now has over 3 million views.

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New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker similarly echoed the inaccurate information, tweeting that Trump “suggested” that Floyd “would be happy” with the jobs numbers.

Baker later deleted the tweet after being called out by critics, claiming “there’s some question” regarding what Trump was referring to.

ABC News, The Associated Press, The New York Times, Business Insider, Newsweek, Bloomberg all shared similar headlines and tweets.

CNN attempted to muddy the waters with its headline “Trump invokes George Floyd’s name while taking economic victory lap.”

Many of the same outlets then doubled down on the false framing when reporting on former Vice President Joe Biden attacks on Trump using the same false framing in remarks he gave Friday afternoon.

Esquire Magazine boldly declared in its headline, “This Is the Most Singularly Batsh*t Crazy Thing Any President Has Said Out Loud in Public.”

Yahoo News similarly ran the headline: “Trump says he hopes George Floyd ‘is looking down’ and celebrating jobs report: ‘This is a great day for him.'”

NPR falsely reported that Trump “seemed to proclaim that George Floyd, whose killing by police in Minneapolis has sparked over a week of protests, would be happy with the economic news.”

NY TIMES ISSUES ‘MEA CULPA,’ SAYS TOM COTTON OP-ED ON GEORGE FLOYD RIOTS ‘RUSHED,’ FAILED TO MEET STANDARDS

The Daily Beast, after running Trump’s quote in an ambiguous headline, falsely led its report, “After touting new jobs numbers and mentioning the ongoing protests, Trump on Friday suggested George Floyd is “looking down” and celebrating “a great day for everybody.”

Washington Post reporter Philip Bump ran a list of everything Trump “talked about,” but misleadingly separated Trump’s call for “equal justice under the law” with his “great day” comment about Floyd as if they were two completely different thoughts. Bump highlighted what was apparently in Trump’s prepared remarks.

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Washington Post opinion writer Paul Waldman, after taking Trump’s quote out of context falsely claimed, “Yes, you read that right: The president asserted that George Floyd is gazing down from heaven, overjoyed that the economy added some jobs last month. I guess there’s no more need for protests.

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Trump hits PBS’ Yamiche Alcindor for asking how ‘.1 percent’ increase in black unemployment is a ‘victory’

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President Trump sparred with PBS NewsHour correspondent Yamiche Alcindor while she attempted to ask questions about systemic racism and the slight increase in black unemployment during his Rose Garden presser touting the new jobs numbers.

There was universal shock across the political landscape on Friday after it was announced that a whopping 2.5 million jobs were added in May as it was believed that unemployment would continue to rise due to the ongoing shutdowns from the coronavirus pandemic. However, the latest data suggests that the economic free-fall that had taken place may have actually bottomed out back in April and that this could indicate the beginning of the recovery.

During the presser, Alcindor attempted to ask the president questions as he was signing a bill that lifted Paycheck Protection Program restrictions.

“Mr. President, why don’t you have a plan to address systemic racism?” Alcindor asked.

Trump put a finger over his lips in an attempt to shush her, later saying, “I’d like to sign this bill.”

NY TIMES EDITOR BARI WEISS SAYS THERE’S A ‘CIVIL WAR’ WITHIN PAPER AMID TOM COTTON UPROAR

“By the way, what’s happened to our country — and what you now see is the greatest thing that could happen for race relations, for the African-American community, for the Asian-American, for Hispanic-American community, for women, for everything,” Trump said.

“What is your plan,” Alcindor interrupted.

“And our country is so strong, that’s what my plan is,” the president continued, alluding to her question. “We have the strongest economy in the world… we had the strongest economy anywhere in the world and now we’re gonna have an economy that’s even stronger.”

Trump then dismissed a reporter who asked “how can a better economy help George Floyd,” ordering them to hold off on asking questions while he signed the bill.

However, that didn’t stop Alcindor.

“Black unemployment went up .1 percent. Asian American unemployment went up by .5 percent. How is that a victory?” the PBS correspondent asked.

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“You are something,” Trump shot back.

“How is that a victory?” Alcindor reiterated to no avail.

Later on, Alcindor took to Twitter, stressing what she asked was a “crucial question.”

Critics panned Alcindor for framing such negative questions about the shockingly positive jobs numbers.

“I can’t speak for everyone, but I think most people are happy because the prediction was 20% unemployment and we actually got a small reduction, to 13.3% from 14.7%, along with 2.5m new jobs, and because this is much, much better than the alternative,” National Review editor Charles C.W. Cooke reacted.

“No. It wasn’t,” The Post Millenial staff writer Chad Felix Greene told Alcindor. “It was intentionally obtuse designed to validate your pet narrative, and apparent sole purpose as a ‘journalist’ You know very well that this kind of micro-breakdown is meaningless and only serves to perpetuate hatred. You *want* to find something. Always.”

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Alcindor recently faced backlash for asserting there was “no evidence” to the president’s claim that “anarchists” were involved in the violent riots that took place amid the George Floyd protests.

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More than half of social media posts about George Floyd, police brutality, are from fake accounts: study

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As both peaceful protests and violent rioting continue to unfold across much of the country following the May 25 death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, an extensive social media assessment has found that the unrest has been significantly amplified by the monthslong coronavirus lockdown and that more than half the online narrative is being driven by fraudulent accounts and bots.

“The extent of these activities being greater in magnitude than previous events of this nature due to unresolved grievances centered around perceived social injustices, wealth work, and income inequality that were accelerated by the negative impacts of the Coronavirus crisis (such as unemployment, isolation, and social distancing),” the report, formulated by ENODO Global, a Virginia-based security and risk analytics firm, stated. “Underlying social tensions buttressed by anxiety and fear dominate online discussions and illustrate how George Floyd’s death became a catalyst for unresolved grievances to manifest into violence.”

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Key findings in the assessment, in which ENODO analysts conducted topic modeling and measured public sentiment from 902,678 Instagram posts, 878,137 Twitter posts, 537,164 Facebook posts, 402,567 news websites, 324,897 YouTube videos and comments, 134,102 RSS feeds, and 87,465 blogs, found that “only 7 percent of discussions mention racism and police violence.”

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Protesters march a large sculpture of a globe in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the Queens borough of New York, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Demonstrators took to the streets of New York City to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The report also claimed that less than two percent of discussions are directly linked to George Floyd, key influencers are shaping public opinion – amplifying existing social tensions and fomenting unrest to support their agendas – and a staggering “52 percent of all discussions were posted by fake accounts, trolls, and bots.”

The analysis observed a 621 percent spike in such falsities over the course of 48 hours this week, and stressed that “fake accounts are being used to influence social media discussions.” Sixty-seven percent of messages were documented to support Black Lives Matter (BLM), while 33 percent were against the movement.

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ENODO mapped the distribution of online discussions associated with the George Floyd protests in Washington, D.C. specifically, concluding that 47 percent of all discussions appeared on Instagram, 78 percent were posted by people who lived outside D.C., and 31 percent of the protest-related content appeared on Twitter.

Moreover, 52 percent contained messages about rising inequality and unemployment, 8 percent of discussions appeared on Facebook, and a whopping 72 percent “were comments from external influencers (e.g., white nationalists, Russian trolls, Antifa).”

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Candles burn at a memorial at the spot where George Floyd was killed, on June 1, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Data analysts also identified the top five “influencers” shaping online public opinions in the aftermath of Floyd’s death, which were classified based on their social media — that is, the number of online users engaged. The report concluded that CNN’s narrative on police reform had the most influence, followed by BLM’s focus on white supremacy.

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The third most influential social media marker is documented to have come from Antifa and its push for police reform, followed by ABC News and civil rights activist DeRay McKesson’s critical focal point in discussing racism.

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Liberal site Slate faces backlash for saying ‘violence’ is an ‘important tool for protests’

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The liberal news site Slate is facing intense backlash for claiming that “violence” is an “important tool for protests.”

While some reports have either downplayed or even defended the violence that taken place in recent days, no defense was bolder than Slate’s, whose account tweeted on Wednesday, “Non-violence is an important tool for protests, but so is violence.”

Included in the tweet is a link to a 24-minute audio analysis explaining the “history of violent protest.”

“Big structural change in America doesn’t happen without violence,” read the subheadline of the linked article.

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Critics piled on the liberal news site for defending violence amid protests.

“Not even hiding it any more,” political commentator Andrew Sullivan reacted.

“It’s easy for liberal arts professors to call for violence as they won’t live with the consequences of chaos and destruction,” Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark, wrote.

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Others pondered if Slate had violated Twitter’s “glorifying violence” policy that was recently enforced on President Trump.

“@twitter – Does this glorify violence? (Asking for a friend)” Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., aimed at the platform.

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“Not quite sure how this doesn’t fit Twitter’s paradigm for inciting violence. It’s a direct endorsement of it in a time when the likelihood for violence is high,” Daily Caller editor in chief Geoffrey Ingersoll tweeted.

“Pretty sure if I tweeted this Twitter would suspend me,” conservative radio host Cam Edwards similarly pointed out.

Other members of the media raised eyebrows with their commentary about violent protests. New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones claimed “Violence is when an agent of the state kneels on a man’s neck until all of the life is leached out of his body. Destroying property, which can be replaced, is not violence. And to put those things- to use the same language to describe those two things I think really- it’s not moral to do that.”

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CNN anchor Chris Cuomo similarly suggested that protests don’t have to be “peaceful.”

“Now too many see the protests as the problem. No, the problem is what forced your fellow citizens to take to the streets: persistent, poisonous inequities and injustice,” Cuomo told his viewers. “And please, show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful. Because I can show you that outraged citizens are what made the country what she is and led to any major milestone. To be honest, this is not a tranquil time.”

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NY Times editor Bari Weiss says there’s a ‘civil war’ within paper amid Tom Cotton uproar

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New York Times writer and opinion editor Bari Weiss offered insight about the internal battle among her colleagues following the publishing of an op-ed written by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark that sparked a major backlash from its own staff.

Hours before the Times offered a mea culpa for running Cotton’s piece that called for the troops to be sent in to quell the George Floyd riots, Weiss claimed that a “civil war” was brewing within the paper

“The civil war inside The New York Times between the (mostly young) wokes the (mostly 40+) liberals is the same one raging inside other publications and companies across the country. The dynamic is always the same,” Weiss began a thread on Twitter. “The Old Guard lives by a set of principles we can broadly call civil libertarianism. They assumed they shared that worldview with the young people they hired who called themselves liberals and progressives. But it was an incorrect assumption.”

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She continued, “The New Guard has a different worldview, one articulated best by @JonHaidt and @glukianoff. They call it ‘safetyism,’ in which the right of people to feel emotionally and psychologically safe trumps what were previously considered core liberal values, like free speech.”

Weiss pointed to the controversial 2018 decision made by The New Yorker to disinvite Steve Bannon from its Ideas Festival as an “example” of the ideological battle among the left, stressing “there are dozens and dozens of examples.”

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“I’ve been mocked by many people over the past few years for writing about the campus culture wars. They told me it was a sideshow. But this was always why it mattered: The people who graduated from those campuses would rise to power inside key institutions and transform them,” Weiss continued. “I’m in no way surprised by what has now exploded into public view. In a way, it’s oddly comforting: I feel less alone and less crazy trying to explain the dynamic to people. What I am shocked by is the speed. I thought it would take a few years, not a few weeks.”

The Times editor then pointed to the paper’s motto “all the news that’s fit to print,” claiming that one group within outlet “emphasizes the word ‘all,’ while the other emphasizes “the word ‘fit.'”

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“I agree with our critics that it’s a dodge to say ‘we want a totally open marketplace of ideas!’ There are limits. Obviously. The question is: does his view fall outside those limits? Maybe the answer is yes,” Weiss said. later alluding to a recent poll. “If the answer is yes, it means that the view of more than half of Americans are unacceptable. And perhaps they are.”

After Times editorial page editor James Bennet and Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger defended the op-ed, a spokeswoman released a stunning statement Thursday evening claiming Cotton’s piece never should have been published.

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“We’ve examined the piece and the process leading up to its publication. This review made clear that a rushed editorial process led to the publication of an Op-Ed that did not meet our standards,” the statement read. “As a result, we’re planning to examine both short term and long term changes, to include expanding our fact-checking operation and reduction the number of op-eds we publish.”

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Critics blasted the mea culpa, many of them citing the op-eds written by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Erdogan, and even the leader of the Taliban that apparently met their standards in years past.

Cotton’s communications director, Caroline Tabler, told Fox News, “We weren’t contacted by the New York Times in advance of this statement and our editorial process was similar to our past experiences at the New York Times and other publications. We’re curious to know what part of that process and this piece didn’t meet their standards.”

Fox News’ Sam Dorman contributed to this report.

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Ben Shapiro on new charges against Minneapolis police in George Floyd case: ‘Very risky to overcharge’

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Ben Shapiro on Wednesday cautioned Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison that “it is very risky to overcharge” in the case involving four officers facing charges after the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd in police custody May 25.

Ellison’s office announced Wednesday that Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes, now faces an upgraded charge of second-degree murder and arrest warrants have been issued for the three other officers who were at the scene last week.

Chauvin previously had been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The other three officers involved — Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng and Tou Thao — were later each charged with two counts of aiding and abetting and second-degree murder.

However, Shapiro expressed concerns about the escalation in the criminal charges against the police officers.

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“Charges are legal descriptions of criminal activity, not a signifier of how seriously you take a crime,” Shapiro tweeted. “It is very risky to overcharge; overcharging often ends in acquittal. Ellison better be charging crimes he knows he can prove.”

He continued: “Looking at the legal descriptions of third-degree and second-degree, elevation of the Floyd killing to second-degree is quite risky. It requires proving intent to kill, rather than depraved indifference to human life. That’s a heavy legal burden.”

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If convicted on both counts, the officers each face a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000. Ellison said that with the upgraded charges, all four officers faced the same potential maximum sentence.

Chauvin was arrested Friday. The three other officers were in custody by Wednesday night. A day after Floyd died in police custody, all four officers had been fired from the Minneapolis Police Department.

Fox News’ Danielle Wallace and Bradford Betz contributed to this report. 

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