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Obama-Era Homeland Security Officials Lambast the Dems’ New Wave of Open-Border Candidates: ‘It’s Going to Hurt Them’

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Among 2020 Democratic candidates, open borders seems to be the hip new thing.

You want enforcement? Nerd!

The new class of left-wing congresspeople seem way past the old folks’ oppressive laws. And it pays to be cool.

But some veterans of the Department of Homeland Security are speaking out against the move toward a borderless world.

Speaking to The Daily Caller, former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thomas Homan had the following to say about left-wing Oval Office hopefuls after their first two debates:

“Everything they said about decriminalizing illegal entry, offering medical care for illegal aliens, they are talking about abolishing ICE, all of this rhetoric from the Democratic presidential candidates – it’s not going to help the crisis at the border. The last thing they should be doing is offering more incentives to come here.”

There’s a problem, and the country needs a solution:

“I didn’t hear one idea how they’re going to figure the border. I didn’t hear one idea how they’re going to fix the system. It’s all about ‘What more can we do for those here illegally. What more can we do for those who violate our laws and enter the country illegally.’ They are definitely on the wrong side of this issue and I think it’s going to hurt them.”

Some Democrats appear to believe that the problem is the suggestion that there’s a problem. Julian Castro wants to provide healthcare to illegal immigrants, decriminalize sneaking into the U.S., and end deportation. Yet, when George Stephanopoulos asked the former Obama cabinet member on ABC’s This Week whether his positions equate to open borders, he offered this:

“There’s no way that we can call that open borders.”

It should also be noted, though, that Julian recently claimed men have a right to federally-funded abortions (here). So he may be having some…problems.

Cory “Farticus” Booker (here) proclaimed that, as president, he’d “virtually” eliminate detention at the border and stop treating those tiptoeing across as criminals — with an executive order.

Thomas isn’t the only former DHS staffer speaking out against such positions. Jeh Johnson — the Democratic Secretary of Homeland Security under Obama — also thinks it’s hogwash.

He told The Washington Post:

“That is unworkable, unwise and does not have the support of a majority of American people or the Congress, and if we had such a policy, instead of 100,000 apprehensions a month, it will be multiples of that.”

A 30+ year Customs and Border Protection veteran spoke anonymously to the Daily Caller News Foundation, also downing the Dems’ new wave:

“I believe that decriminalizing illegal entry would mean that the U.S. moves to open borders. Then what comes into play is the idea that these minor offenses are not considered as reasons for deportation.”

As reported by TDC:

The official said he once considered himself a lifelong supporter of Democrats, but has since left the party over its support of more liberal immigration policies.

There’s a revolution within the Democratic Party. The young have staked their claim. They’re here to replace the old (on late-term abortion, too — see here).

And with new blood comes new ideas.

One of those seems somewhat at odds with the idea of an America: As Donald Trump once pointed out, “If you don’t have borders, you don’t have a country.”

-ALEX

 

 

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Detroit Music Festival Charges All People $10 – Except Whites, Who Owe $20 for the Sake of ‘Equity’

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A music festival in Detroit is taking a novel approach to ticket prices. And also to race.

The young folks’ AfroFuture Fest is offering tickets to “persons of color” — that would be, all human beings who aren’t white — at half the cost of tickets for pale partiers — that would be “non-persons of color.”

So the event’s decided that Martin Luther King was wrong after all — people should be judged according to the color of their skin. And segregation was right, as it turns out — everyone is either white or colored.

For early bird purchases, whites can get in if they fork over $20. Everyone else can slide with 10.

After July, white walkers will have to cough up 40 Big Ones, whereas the rest of the planet only has to pay half.

Check it out — and no, this isn’t from The Twilight Zone (which is an AMAZING show, by the way):

In response, popular ticketer Eventbrite announced that the festival will be taken off its site if the pricing policy isn’t changed:

“Our mission is to bring the world together through live experiences. We strive to provide a platform that enables people to gather for their chosen purpose, and that reflects diverse viewpoints, so long as they don’t violate our Terms.”

Eventbrite isn’t fond of race-based discrimination:

“We do not permit events that require attendees to pay different prices based on their protected characteristics such as race or ethnicity. In this case, we have notified the creator of the event about this violation and requested that they alter their event accordingly. We have offered them the opportunity to do this on their own accord; should they not wish to comply we will unpublish the event completely from our site.”

As told to the Daily Caller News Founder by a spokeswoman for Detroit’s own Jillian Graham, the rapper — known as Tiny Jag — pulled out due to the pay gap:

“Tiny Jag wants everyone to understand the effort to black empowerment is a mutual goal but not at the expense of morale.”

Jillian explained to the Detroit Metro Times that there’s whiteness in her own family:

“I was immediately enraged just because I am biracial. I have family members that would have, under those circumstances, been subjected to something that I would not ever want them to be in … especially not because of anything that I have going on.”

Here’s AfroFuture’s explanation for its pay plan from the official Eventbrite page:

Why do we have POC(people of color) and NONPOC(white people) tickets? I’m glad you asked!

Equality means treating everyone the same.

Equity is insuring everyone has what they need to be successful.

Our ticket structure was built to insure that the most marginalized communities (people of color) are provided with an equitable chance at enjoying events in their own community (black Detroit).

Affording joy and pleasure is unfortunately still a privilege in our society for people of color and we believe everyone should have access to receiving such.

Guess they haven’t known poor white people or seen statistics on Asian Americans.

We’ve seen too many times orgasmic events happening in Detroit and other POC populated cities and what consistently happens is people outside of the community benefiting most from affordable ticket prices because of their proximity to wealth.

This cycle disproportionately displaces black and brown people from enjoying entertainment in their own communities.

As an AfroFuturist youth lead initiative the voices of our youth inform our resistance. Here’s what they have to say:

“If you don’t see my blackness, you don’t see me. Periodt!”

As I said, they’ve decided MLK was wrong.

So cough it up, you CrazyRich crackers.

-ALEX

 

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Justin Amash; In The Name Of God—GO!

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In the Name of God…Go!

During a House of Commons debate on the debacle of the French-British expedition to liberate Norway from the Nazis, a member of Parliament hurled the following at then Prime Minister Chamberlain,

“You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!”

—Leo Avery, MP
May 7, 1940

As history recalls, 3 days afterwards, Germany thrust its armored dagger into the heart of France and the Low Countries. Shortly after that Winston Churchill became Prime Minister and led Great Britain through the rest of World War II.

Congressman (newly Independent) Justin Amash deserves much the same invective. Not satisfied with the pusillanimous act of deserting his party, he just had to show it was all about him by publishing a self righteous OpEd and of course the de rigeuer appearances on the Sunday shows.

On CNN’s State of the Union Show, Amash alleged that he had been contacted by other Republicans, some who were senior officials. These folks supposedly thanked Amash for what he was doing, claiming they supported his impeachment comments regarding the President.

At first blush, this would appear to be bad news for President Trump and the Republicans as a whole. Not so fast. In a recent poll, it would appear that the voters recognize a self aggrandizing turncoat when they see one. Amash has a primary opponent, State Rep Jim Lower, who appears to be giving him a run for his money.

In a June 5-9 Practical Political Consulting (PPC) and MIRS survey of just 360 likely GOP voters announced Tuesday (though not yet available online), Lower thumped Amash in a head-to-head matchup, 49 percent to 33 percent.

One poll, such a small one at that, means little or nothing in the long run. This poll also did not take into account the late entry into the primary, Alabama National Guardsman, Tom Norton. Amash is toast. He thinks he is going to be able to leave Congress and become a “tame Republican,” on the liberal talk show circuit. He likely believes the current flattery from the left over his decision to leave the Republican Party. He’s also floated the idea of running for President. Good Luck with that.

Justin Amash is about to learn the hard way that disloyalty doesn’t pay. He just might continue receiving flattery and a few lucrative speaking gigs. Like Benedict Arnold however,he will soon find out that no one trusts a turncoat—even the beneficiaries of his pusillanimity. His constituents should use the upcoming primary to forcefully tell him, “You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!”

Mike Ford, a retired Infantry Officer, writes on Military, Foreign Affairs and occasionally dabbles in Political and Economic matters.

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Newt Gingrich Obliterates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: She’s ‘Vicious, Cruel & Dishonest’ and Despises America

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Ever wonder what former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is up to? Well, he was recently tied up with ripping into freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The 29-year-old’s been on a roll lately, calling detention centers “concentration camps” (here and here) delivering a stunningly dramatic performance at the border, and railing against the U.S. on Independence Day (here).

Newt isn’t a fan.

Therefore, in a July 5th op-ed for Fox, he stated the following:

It took Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s visit to the border – and her dishonest comments afterward – to help me understand how profoundly vicious, cruel and dishonest she is.

Wow.

Furthermore:

When you look at the larger picture, it is clear that Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is eager and determined to undermine and destroy America as we have known it.

Newt went on to assert that such radical goals require lies. And that “when you despise American values and find the American people ‘deplorable’ and contemptible, lying is perfectly natural.”

The erstwhile Republican representative insisted that “the American immigration system is profoundly broken,” and that AOC and likeminded politicians are in part responsible for a man and his daughter drowning while trying to sneak into the country (here):

The tragedy of Ocasio-Cortez’s type of vicious, deliberately dishonest politics is it sets the stage for innocent people to die. The poignant, heart-wrenching picture of the father and his daughter who died trying to get into the United States illegally should serve as a moral condemnation of every Democrat trying to use the border as a political weapon against Trump.

Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow left-wing activists continue to send signals to desperate and ambitious people around the world that they can (and should) enter the United States illegally.

Alexandria’s fellow spotlighted Democrat, Beto “I’m a privileged millionaire who will destroy privileged wealth” O’Rourke, sees things quite differently; he believes those tragic drowning deaths are your fault (see here).

Back to Newt — he pointed out the difference between immigration then and now:

It is important to remember that during the late 19th century when we had enormous immigration, it was still tightly controlled. Immigrants were processed in an orderly way. If they had infectious diseases, criminal records, were anarchists – or even showed signs of low morals – they were denied entry and sent back to their home countries.

The modern left-wing idea of opening the borders as wide as possible would have been thoroughly rejected in any previous era.

Interesting point.

Mr. Gingrich closed with a scathing final review of AOC, Pelosi, and other members of the House Left:

Every day that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Ocasio-Cortez radicals block reforming the immigration system, the House Republicans should take special orders and show the pictures of those who died the day before in a system the Democrats helped ruin – and refuse to reform.

Furthermore, Ocasio-Cortez should be called out for the viciousness, destructiveness, and dishonesty of her words and actions. It is time for decent people to stand up to her and ask: “Have you no shame?

No uncertain terms there.

Will any of his words reach Alexandria? I’d say it’s doubtful. But even if she’s made aware of them, I expect she’ll continue down her current path. Hopefully, where it concerns the big business, government-monopoly catastrophe of socialism, America won’t follow.

-ALEX

 

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Political Discord? The Left As Russian Agents

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Perhaps the most befuddling aspect of Trump’s foreign policy is his cozy relations with international strongmen like Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un.  They are befuddling because while Trump plays “good cop” with words, in the more important action realm, he has played “bad cop.”

To recap, let’s look at some of Trump’s tangible actions:

  • he is the first President to put muscle behind a nuclear-free North Korea;
  • sanctions and credible threats against North Korea brought them to the table;
  • Trump has extended or kept in place crippling sanctions against Russia;
  • Trump has pushed back against Russian influence in the Middle East, especially Syria;
  • Trump has placed pressure on Iran, Russia’s key ally in the Middle East;
  • Trump has sent lethal weapons to the Ukraine, something Obama refused to do;
  • Trump ended the policy of surrendering Syrian airspace to Russia, and;
  • in a direct skirmish with Russian mercenaries in Syria, the US wiped them out.

In terms of Russian influence in our electoral process, including 2016, every head of Trump’s intelligence community has confirmed that fact and insist Russia will continue to do so as part of Putin’s international strategy.  They have also confirmed that other countries like China, North Korea and Iran are engaged in covert operations against our electoral system.  That should come as no surprise- it is what covert operations are all about and we do it also.  Despite the narrative of the Democratic Left and their willing patsies in the media, we are, through sanctions and covert operations, taking steps to counter these foreign influences.

The Left tries to disconnect these actions by these departments and agencies for political talking points.  Yet, they are nevertheless the actions of the Trump administration and Trump appointees.  We can question the motivation behind the “good cop/bad cop” game, but it is apparent that Trump is not allowing America to be a patsy to our adversaries.

Since the 2016 election, there is the general consensus that Putin and Russia was and continues to be a meddler in US affairs.  The reason is to breed dissension, discord, and eventually electoral chaos.  Some have come to the conclusion that Putin has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.  The politics of the present are being blamed for Chinese recalcitrance in trade talks and intellectual property theft.  It is blamed for North Korean slow-walking denuclearization.  It is blamed for Russian forays into Venezuela.  If Putin wanted to breed dissension, then he has succeeded, but who is to blame?

The prevailing narrative among Democrats, the Left and the sycophants in the media place the blame on one person- Donald Trump.  It is the radical Left and their known allies who is breeding the dissent, Trump’s alleged bromance with strongmen notwithstanding.  The election of 2016 sent shock waves through the ranks of traditional liberals like Hillary and the far Left folks like Bernie.  Along the way, it made the media look like fools.

So what did the Democrats do?  They reached back to 1860 and began a campaign against Trump much like they did in 1860 against the election of Lincoln.  Then, they started a war.  Now, they do Putin’s bidding.  While Obama used the usual platitudes and wished the country well under Trump, the Left was mobilizing through the media, labor, and academia to oppose Trump at every turn.  It was constant negativism motivated by a belief that nothing should be done to normalize the Trump presidency.

Put another way, the battle cry of the Left and their allies in the Democratic Party was to create political chaos at all costs.  It was designed to disrupt Trump from performing his presidential duties and putting into his place his policies which voters wanted.  At the high end of their hopes was a Trump resignation or impeachment, something many still hold out for.  At the lower end, it was designed to make his reelection a tougher effort than 2016.

Looking at these objectives of the Left, we find they dovetail nicely with the objectives of none other than Vladimir Putin.  Unlike Putin, they have succeeded in not only undermining Trump, but the presidency itself.  Unlike Putin, they have access to the federal court system where they shop for friendly Obama-appointed judges to thwart every policy Trump enacts.  Unlike Putin, who had to buy about $100,000 worth of Facebook ads, they have a willing media to go along with the narrative.  And unlike Putin, they have Congressional subpoenas at their disposal.

Since the 1960’s, the Left has had an authoritarian anti-American strand that is growing more influential as we speak.  You have dopes like Ilhan Omar in Congress who blame the failures of socialism in Venezuela on the United States.  You have morons like Rashida Tlaib in Congress who blames Israel for a barrage of 700 Hamas rockets aimed at Israel.  You have imbeciles like AOC comparing Obama-era detention facilities to Holocaust concentration camps.  The American news media like CNN, with their international reach, interprets every Trump action and word in the most negative of lights breeding resentment in foreign countries.  They carry Putin’s message to the world.

If political chaos and disruption were the goals of Putin and Russia as virtually everyone with an ounce of functional gray matter in their skull concedes, the Leftist Resistance movement deserves a huge thank you card from Putin for doing his bidding.  Putin has gotten one helluva bang for his buck.

If you are truly concerned about Russian interference in US elections, there is a surefire way to thwart their efforts.  Instead of working against Trump, try working with Trump.  But, too much hatred has been invested in efforts by the Left to go back now.  They are, for lack of a better phrase, a squadron of Russian agents.

 

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An American Soldier Protests Nike’s Betsy Ross Sneaker Recall in a Very Special Way

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As I covered previously, Nike recently recalled a shoe that’d already been sent to stores after former professional football player Colin Kaepernick suggested the Betsy-Ross-flag-adorning footwear could be considered unwokefully racist (here).

So history, ya gotta go.

But one military man is protesting the protest.

Appearing on Fox & Friends, retired marine Johnny “Joey” Jones told the hosts:

“You don’t get to control the narrative on everything that is a symbol to this country.”

“Colin Kaepernick presented this opportunity to me on a silver platter,” he explained.

That “opportunity” was the chance to immortalize the famed Bugs-Bunny-featured flag…on his bicep.

The two men do have one thing in common.

As reported by The Wallstreet Journal:

After images of the shoe were posted online, Mr. Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, reached out to company officials saying that he and others felt the Betsy Ross flag is an offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery.

As indicated above, Joey considers it a symbol, too:

“That flag is absolutely a symbol. It’s a symbol of what people can do in this country. Even in times when they feel oppressed, they can rise above, have a direct impact.”

BOOM!

It wasn’t Joey’s first time on Fox — enjoy the segment below, on why veterans loved candidate Trump. And don’t miss Bugs.

-ALEX

 

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‘Magic Mike’ Star: Our Son Came Out of the Closet to Us – as Straight

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Here’s something you don’t hear every day.

Magic Mike star Matt Bomer is married to a man. And the couple have three sons, the oldest of whom — Kit — is 14.

Amid an appearance on RuPaul’s talk show, the usually-private actor opened up.

And RuPaul — who’s a super nice guy, by the way — asked Matt: What if his kids were to come out to him…as straight?

As it turns out, Kit has indeed done that very thing.

Matt told Ru:

“Our oldest came out to us as straight. He’s 14. He said, ‘I love and respect that you guys are who you are. I’m straight, that’s how I identify.’ And it was a big, nice, sweet moment.”

Ru jokingly replied, “Give him time, Matt. Give him time.”



Matt added that, as for their 11-year-old twins, Henry and Walker, “We would be there with open arms” regardless of their sexual identity.

Matt came out as gay in 2008, though he already had a family at that point.

Times are certainly changing. In days past, straight was considered the default. Now it seems there’s a bit more of an attitude of “either way, just as likely.”

Apropos, MTV’s dating show, Are You the One? recently changed its format to a bisexual free-for-all — see much more here.

We’re not in 1990 anymore, Toto.

-ALEX

 

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Ridiculous Roundup: the Media Filled Its Pants Over America’s 4th of July Celebration. Before It Even Happened

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How ’bout a roundup of ridiculousness?

Some among the Left acted a fool over the 4th of July celebration in Washington. If the display had come courtesy of a Democratic leader, I’d say there’s more than a fair chance those among the partisan media would’ve considered it a patriotic salute in the capital and kept the president’s name out of every sentence of discussion.

But given their desire to perpetuate a narrative of the spit-fanged dictator losing his mind with mad power as he dashes toward murderous world domination, it wasn’t a parade; it was his parade. It wasn’t a commemoration; it was his commemoration. It wasn’t an atrocity; it was his atrocity. It didn’t honor America; it honored him.

To hear them talk, one might assume the planes and tanks and uniforms were covered in those same things with which the bottle rockets painted the sky — our fearless dictator’s name and likeness.

On MSNBC, Joy Reid offered this:

“What is the message Donald Trump is trying to send by rolling tanks down Constitution Avenue? Who is that message to? It’s certainly not to tyrants, because he likes tyrants. He loves tyrants. … Is it to our friends? Is it to Western democracies — who he doesn’t particularly like. Or is it to us? Is it to the Resistance in this country? ‘I got tanks. I have this military armada.’ The message is a threat.”

Yes — someone on the planet actually spoke those words. On TV, no less.

Sigh.

As she rolled forward, others on the panel nodded or hummed in agreement.

And again I ask: Why must political players make such absurd statements? Why not go with something in the realm of the real?

She went on:

“[I] hate to say that, but I think that Donald Trump styles himself a tyrant, not a defeater of tyrants.”

Oy.

And she wasn’t alone.

Attorney — and chief of staff at both the U.S. Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency under Obama — Jeremy Bash submitted a rather perplexing offering:

“[T]his is nauseating…because this isn’t just obnoxious tackiness; this is actually dangerous. Because it’s fundamentally unAmerican.”

The whole parade is somehow a show of, not love for America, but Donald Trump’s most personal military might as Mr. BigMan. And Jeremy believes The Donald thinks world leaders see him as weak:

“Clearly, Donald Trump wants to transmit a message of his strength because he perceives himself as being seen as weak around the world. Which he is.”

If he’s so weak, then how is he dangerous??

From CNN:

“This was what — something that the President saw — it was about bolstering himself up. Looking like a dictator from another nation.”

It’s incredible how often the talking heads on the boob tube tell us about Donald Trump’s inner thoughts — his intentions, his motivations. That alone is breathtakingly dumb.

But dumber still is that those components are so frequently jaw-droppingly sinister. Such dripping evil, from the eccentric billionaire who was loved by the media and sainted in rap songs — until he added an “R” to his name and became an Oval Office contender.

Yet many people won’t be aware of all that. They’ll just hear in passing that our leader is a bloodthirsty maniac who may never step down.

And their goofiness is marching on.

Oh — and did I mention that all of those things were claimed before the parade had even occurred?

I’ll write that again: They said all of those things before the celebration had even happened!

Enjoy the video above. And check out Gret Gutfeld’s monologue in response the ludicrous characterization of the then-upcoming parade.

Conversations between pundits are interesting insofar as they bring different perspectives to the goings-on of the world.

But could those across the aisle at least discuss stuff happening in the real world? That seems much more fruitful. As it stands, for some, their fruit is rotten.

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On the Media’s Collusion with Antifa

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If you had a suspicion that members of the corporate media are actively working to support the actions of Antifa’s more violent members, this story should confirm what you already suspect. Today, conservative activists held the Demand Free Speech Freedom Rally in Washington, D.C. and true to form, Antifa showed up to protest the rally.

The hard leftist organization — whose operatives are known for physically assaulting conservatives — descended on Freedom Plaza and some of its members attacked rallygoers in the streets. It is not yet known how much violence occurred at the event, but to those who follow the news, their conduct is not surprising.

But what might be surprising to some is the fact that Antifa has managed to obtain the support of the press. Julio Rosas, a reporter, working with The Washington Examiner, revealed that members of the organization barred journalists from taking pictures unless they agreed to the group’s rules. He tweeted a picture of Antifa’s guidelines that laid out the guidelines reporters were expected to follow. While some of the rules were mandates to which journalists already adhere. But the group also requested that journalists, “avoid publishing any potentially incriminating photos or video footage and be prepared to maintain your journalistic integrity if your raw footage, unpublished photos, or notes are sought through subpoena.”

To be clear, it is standard ethical practice for journalists to refrain from exposing their sources; some have done so even when threatened with prison. But it is not standard practice for a reporter to actively protect an individual by not publishing pictures that could show them committing a crime. Of course, it is the choice of the particular journalist to decide whether or not to publish pictures or statements made by an individual, but the fact that Antifa directed them not to put out images that could incriminate a  member of the group who engaged in politically-motivated violence is disturbing given the fact that the organization is known to have members who physically attack their political opposition.

The notion that a member of the press would agree to cover for individuals who deliberately cause harm to those who disagree with them politically should concern Americans on both the left and the right. But it is only the latest indicator that some news outlets are in bed with the group. When right-leaning journalist Andy Ngo was viciously assaulted by members of Antifa, the legacy media was largely silent.

But individual reporters working with outlets like The New York Times made their opinions known on social media, many claiming that Ngo deserved his beating. Some even accused him of orchestrating the attack despite the lack of evidence that he was pulling a Smollett. To their credit, CNN made the surprising decision to interview Ngo and host Brian Stelter condemned Antifa’s actions. Unfortunately, they appear to have been the only mainstream left-leaning news outlet to do so.

In a piece written for Quillette, an online magazine, author Eoin Lenihan discussed the result of a study in which he and his partner analyzed the relationship between mainstream reporters and Antifa. They found that many members of the press support the extremist group in various ways:

“Of all 15 verified national-level journalists in our subset, we couldn’t find a single article, by any of them, that was markedly critical of Antifa in any way. In all cases, their work in this area consisted primarily of downplaying Antifa violence while advancing Antifa talking points, and in some cases quoting Antifa extremists as if they were impartial experts.”

There are plenty of examples demonstrating how the corporate media runs cover for Antifa’s antics, and it is only granting validity to these actions. To be fair, there are people in the organization who do not support political violence, and it is likely that many of these individuals would rather not be associated with those who embrace violence.

But even if this is the case, these folks will never get the attention of either conservative or leftist media. Unfortunately, the objective of the current media establishment is to influence, not inform, the American public, so it is unlikely that we will see this situation get resolved anytime soon. Hopefully, nobody gets killed by the time this happens.

What do you think? Will political violence continue to worsen?

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Sign the Petition to include the Citizenship Question!

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There has been a petition established on the White House site just today, to include the citizenship question for the Census. Click on the link below, fill out the form. You’ll get a verification e-mail. click on that link and you’re done!

I’m not an attorney and it’s been quite a while since I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express, but it would seem that if the petition meets the threshold, then President Trump could then go back to the spineless Chief Justice and say the following: Mr Chief Justice, you’ve opined that the question is constitutional, but you just didn’t like the reasoning. Fine. Here’s (number of petition signers) reasons. Mic Drop.

Here’s the link

Hat tip to Dr Thomas Lifson over at American Thinker.

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