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- A Trump Court Win
- Federal Judge blocks DC Law
- And more…
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New Podcast Episode
Today on “The People’s Podcast,” Governor Huckabee is joined by Ric Praco, 24-year veteran of the CIA, to discuss the situation in Ukraine and his new book “Black Ops-The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior.”
Today’s Must-Read "Invasion of the Fact-Checkers" by Jacob Siegel of Tablet magazine
Siegel takes us through the history of fact-checking, and how it's devolved from an attempt to ensure news sources were trustworthy to what it’s become today:
“An institutional fixture with hundreds of millions of dollars in funding behind it, along with battalions of NGOs and formerly broke journalistic authorities who are more than happy to cash fat checks and proclaim that America’s ruling bureaucrats at the FDA, the CDC, the FBI, the CIA, the Fed—and the entire alphabet soup of government agencies—along with the ruling Democratic Party, are never wrong about anything, at least nothing important.”
He offers multiple examples (most of which will be familiar to readers of this newsletter) of times when the self-proclaimed “fact-checkers,” with their “tin badges and unearned air of authority,” declared stories that challenged Democrat narratives to be false, only to have them later revealed to be true – although the “fact-checkers” seldom outright admit that. Hunter’s laptop is only the tip of the crack pipe that these people must be smoking.
He also goes into the specific ways in which these “fact-checkers” operate to protect their masters, including a tactic I wrote about recently: the logical fallacy of the “appeal to authority,” or quoting cherry-picked alleged “experts” as if their opinions were objective fact.
This “partisan plot against reality,” as Siegel puts it, is necessary to protect “progressive” narratives because if they didn’t have an excuse to censor “misinformation” (usually, facts that disprove their hooey), everyone with any sense would see how ludicrous leftists ideas are, from defunding the police to giving free crack pipes to addicts to teaching kindergartners racism and graphic sex lessons to claiming men can actually become women just by saying they are. It’s such obvious insanity that when people see it clearly, they revolt. Even parents in ultra-liberal San Francisco voted out their “woke” school board members in a landslide.
Recently, I’ve seen commenters on my sites complain about why we even bother writing about this stuff. They despair that it won’t make any difference. But it already is. If enough people keep pointing out that the emperor has no clothes, or that the guy in a woman’s swimsuit is clearly a dude, it gives others courage to also speak up. And when truth reaches critical mass, it can no longer be denied, censored or bullied into silence by a tiny minority of radical fantasists.
Believe me, we deal with it every day. You’d be astounded how often our stories get labeled as “misinformation” by Big Tech and limited in their reach by Google, Facebook, etc. This despite the fact that my writers are diligent researchers who are scrupulous about getting details right, double-checking and citing sources for accuracy and making sure that quotes are verified and in context.
And if you think you can’t fight this, consider the following wonderful news: Mark “Bought the White House for Joe Biden” Zuckerberg thought that Facebook was so powerful that it could start censoring its own customers under the guise of “fact-checking misinformation.” After all, where else could they go? Turns out they could go to other social media sites, or spend their time more productively by working to elect Republicans.
The stock price of Facebook parent Meta Platforms recently took a tumble after it was reported that Facebook saw a drop of 500,000 daily active users, its first-ever quarterly decline. Keep arrogantly treating your users as if they’re a captive audience that you can freely abuse, and that trend will continue, as they flee to sites like Gab and MeWe that respect freedom of speech.
I’ve got one compound word for Facebook, Twitter and anyone who thinks it’s futile to keep exposing Big Tech's arrogance and censorship because they’re just too big to fail:
Anyone remember that? At one time, it was so big, it was the Blockbuster Video of the Internet. Now, it’s what Seth Meyers once called “the abandoned amusement park of the Internet.” If Facebook, Twitter, et al, think their biased “fact-checkers” will protect them from customer revolt, then that abandoned amusement park might soon become even larger. It can’t happen soon enough.
A Trump Court Win
Here’s a story major media outlets are trying desperately to ignore: the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals not only threw out porn actress Stormy Daniels’ long-festering lawsuit against Donald Trump, it ordered her to pay him $300,000 in attorneys’ fees and court costs. Trump had called the lawsuit baseless and frivolous, and now, it’s official.
Naturally, liberal media outlets don’t want to admit that Trump won yet another case that they claimed was going to finally “take him down.” They also probably don't want to remind viewers that they not only trumpeted this case but made a celebrity/pundit/potential Presidential candidate out of Daniels’ original attorney, Michael Avenatti. He’s since been convicted of several felonies, including cheating Daniels out of $300,000.
As for Daniels, she defiantly tweeted, “I will go to jail before I ever pay a penny.” I don’t know if that’s a statement of principle or just an accurate prediction of the future. I suspect Trump doesn’t care either way.
Our out of touch elites
Our current set of government and cultural elites are so far out of touch with regular Americans, they make Marie Antoinette look like Tugboat Annie. They just can’t seem to comprehend why the peasants are all a-twitter over this “inflation” pish-posh.
First, we had “Transportation Secretary” Pete Buttigieg suggesting that record-high gas prices were a great incentive for everyone to buy an expensive electric vehicle. Then there was the Bloomberg Opinion writer who offered such tips as “Eat lentils instead of meat” and “you might want to rethink those costly pet medical needs.”
So we’re supposed to cope with rampaging inflation by letting our pets die instead of taking them to the vet? What’s next on your list of tips? Eating our pets? Don’t act offended: that’s exactly what the socialists brought to Venezuela.
Here’s a little reality check for them: a video went viral from a Tesla owner waiting in a long line of electric cars to get to a charging station for the loooong process of recharging his battery. Someone responded by posting a video of a man stopping to help the driver of a dead Tesla by pouring a can of gasoline into a portable electric generator to get him to the nearest charging station. If he’d had a gas-powered car, they could’ve eliminated the middle man.
It’s a funny clip, but it brings up a serious point: where do these Dukes and Duchesses of Fantasyland think that all the electricity to power tens of millions of EVs is going to come from? Sunshine and stiff breezes? No, it will come from power plants fueled by the equivalent of a humongous can of gasoline.
Disney pushes ahead with woke leftism
Speaking of corporations that try to force woke leftism onto their customers, Disney is forging ahead with its push to indoctrinate small children with LGBTQ propaganda. At an employee town hall Monday, Disney CEO Bob Chapek groveled that he should have spoken out earlier and more forcefully against the new Florida law banning inappropriate sexual and gender lessons in schools for children age 7 and under.
He announced that Disney is creating a special “task force” to “develop action plans to make more LGBT-aware content for children and family.” So if you’ve been thinking of canceling your Disney-Plus subscription, now seems like a good time.
If you want even more reasons: some Disney employees staged a walk-out Monday to protest Florida not letting small children be indoctrinated with inappropriate sexual messages. They claimed they “have been forced into an impossible and unsustainable position” by the “magnitude of the threat to LGBTQIA+ safety represented by this legislation.”
To me, the correct response to that walkout for a company that makes children’s entertainment would have been to slam the office doors and change the locks, not grovel to get them to come back.
Particularly since I suspect those employees (and the CEO, of course) are the ones responsible for conservative and religious Disney employees (you know, like you might expect to work for DISNEY) issuing an anonymous public statement accusing the company of allowing “progressives” to create a hostile work environment in which anyone who disagrees with their radical views is bullied, branded as a bigot, punished or fired.
As Stephen Kruiser of PJ Media reports, a lot of people who grew up loving what Disney used to be are sadly starting to rethink supporting a company leadership so goofy that it openly despises its customers’ values.
Hopeful signs that customers have had enough
Here’s another hopeful sign that people have had enough of “woke” corporations trying to impose leftist political views on customers:
An organization called “Color Us United” has been formed to promote the Rev. Martin Luther King’s dream of a “colorblind America” and to fight back against the forces that are trying to advance their political power by promoting Critical Race Theory and injecting racial divisiveness into every aspect of life. They’re launching a pushback campaign against what they call one of the worst corporate offenders, American Express.
CRT critic Christopher Rufo had reported that the credit card giant "is teaching its employees that the country was fundamentally racist, that capitalism was fundamentally oppressive and that their White employees were guilty of White privilege and internalized White supremacy. All of these horrific crimes based solely on their skin color." So Color Us United founder Kenny Xu contacted Rufo. He says they discovered that Rufo was correct, that AmEx was “telling their members that capitalism is racist, and they were arranging their members on a privilege hierarchy based on race” and awarding bonuses based not on merit but on practicing “equity,” meaning who hires more blacks and fires more whites, providing “a financial incentive to be racist.”
Xu says AmEx is just the tip of the corporate iceberg, but his group will focus its initial campaign, dubbed “UnAmerican Express,” on them. They plan to urge shareholders to pressure the company to drop its leftist, racist bullying and encourage consumers to use the term "UnAmerican Express" (since they're acting in a way unworthy of calling themselves “American”) and not employ their services until they change their policies.
You’ve got to give Color Us United credit for daring to stand up and speak out against this pernicious trend. There’s more at the link.
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