The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the moderators of three Trump-Biden debates and one Pence-Harris debate. They’re pretty much what you’d expect: mostly left-leaning, anti-Trump reporters, but the one for the first debate on September 29th was a surprise: Fox News’ Chris Wallace.
Wallace is not a Trump fan, so it’s not as if Trump will have even one debate where the moderator leans toward him. But he has already subjected himself to a tough interview by Wallace, while Biden has been hiding out from him for weeks. At least one debate might actually feature some tough questions for Biden, thanks to Wallace. Biden can run, but he can’t hide forever. Well, that’s not exactly true. I don’t think he can run anymore.
FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THE CENSORS AT TWITTER
Twitter is constantly locking conservatives’ accounts for “violations of service” or “spreading disinformation” or “fomenting violence,” all of which are euphemisms for “saying things leftists disagree with.” The social media company has been playing with fire for a while, considering that it is only protected from lawsuits because it’s supposed to be a neutral platform, not a “publisher” that exercises control over what gets posted. The constant pushing of the envelope of what constitutes a “neutral violation of terms of service” is making that protection look less defensible every day.
Now, Twitter might have finally picked on the wrong guy. L. Lin Wood is the attorney who brought major TV networks and newspapers to heel for defaming Richard Jewell, and who forced CNN and the Washington Post to their knees after they defamed Nick Sandmann. He’s now representing Kyle Rittenhouse. Twitter decided to lock his account for “glorifying violence” by sending a message that Rittenhouse is innocent and acted in self-defense. And in doing that, Twitter may have poked a bear they’ll wish they’d left alone.
As is often the case when they’re caught red-handed, Twitter reinstated Wood’s account within hours, chalking it up to the account being “incorrectly actioned.” That didn’t satisfy Wood. The furious attorney told Fox News, “I’m going to take (Twitter CEO) Jack Dorsey’s **s down. He has been abusing the First Amendment of this country for his own agenda.” Wood says he’s collecting a “mountain of evidence” to sue Twitter for discriminating against users based on political speech. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving company, although there are plenty of others in Silicon Valley if he’d like to expand that lawsuit.
"LET THEM EAT SHAMPOO" SCANDAL
Good round-up of commentary on Nancy Pelosi’s “let them eat shampoo” scandal, including examples of how the media are trying to brush it off as nothing, rather than as the giant kick in the teeth to working people that it is.
I especially love the juxtapositioning of the two photos of Nancy. One shows her in the House, as part of her own tweet lecturing, “No one is above the law, Mr. President,” right next to a photo of her flouting the law to get her hair done without wearing a mask. Correction: Nobody who isn’t a powerful Democrat is above the law.
BEST IDEA OF THE WEEK
Remember that idiotic new book about how looting is good? (It’s redistributing wealth! It enables people to get things they need for free! And insurance companies pay for it, so it doesn’t cost anyone anything – except that many policies don’t cover looting, and those that do will have to raise everyone’s rates to cover what the looters stole.) The publisher expects readers to fork over nearly $26 for that drivel.
Well, Spectator columnist Cockburn is certain that neither the author nor the publisher would want to perpetuate the white supremacist concept of capitalism and intellectual property rights, so he’s written to the publishers to ask permission to post an illegal PDF scan of the book online for free download, as a form of “virtual looting.” He hasn’t heard back yet, but I’m sure there would be no objections. After all, how else would people be able to get the book other than stealing it?
I should warn you, though: even if you read it for free, you’ll still demand your wasted time back.
MORE ON "BLOW-DRY GATE"
Here are the latest developments in “Blow-Dry Gate,” in which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was caught on security video in a San Francisco salon, getting her hair done while not wearing a mask, two things that Democrats like her constantly tell the rest of us that we can’t do. Having been caught dead to rights exhibiting a massive amount of white liberal privilege, the head House hypocrite claimed that she was “set-up” and insisted that the salon owed her an apology.
I don’t see that happening. In fact, it was such a giant bag of hooey that even CNN’s Don Lemon couldn’t swallow it.
But if it makes Pelosi feel better, the salon owner has already announced that she’ll probably have to close the business she’s struggled to build for 12 years because of the draconian shutdown rules of Gov. Gavin Newsom (remember when the shutdown was just “two weeks to flatten the curve,” about four months ago?) Also because leftist policies have already destroyed her once-thriving neighborhood and turned it into an open-air toilet for homeless people. Also, she’s getting vicious attacks on Yelp and death threats from kind, tolerant liberals who want to murder anyone who interferes in any way with their insane mania for power.
Bryan Preston has a good recap of this story, along with some of the many other recent examples of Democrat politicians availing themselves of services that they deny to everyone else. It’s funny how they try to convince us that people who are hauling around prop guillotines are “peaceful protesters,” considering that “let them eat cake” attitude of theirs is precisely what set off the original French Revolution.
Preston thinks this story could be a tipping point, the “blow-dry heard ‘round the world.” I hope so, but I’m not rooting for anyone to get their hair bobbed with a guillotine. Just going to the polls and voting to throw every one of these Democrat would-be French aristocrats out of office would be solution enough.
WHEN LIBERALS ARE CAUGHT RED-HANDED THEY SING A DIFFERENT TUNE
Here’s some reassuring proof that while the forces of far-left anti-Americanism seem to be moving ever forward, they can be sent scurrying back to their holes if enough people are paying attention and stand up to say, “NO!”
I reported yesterday that a committee of boneheads appointed by Washington, DC, Mayor Murial Bowswer had issued a report suggesting that a number of beloved historic monuments, including the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial, be removed, relocated or “differently contextualized” (i.e., put up signs telling visitors how evil those Founders really were) because they don’t reflect the values of current DC residents (those people of high moral standards who think burning a historic church is “peaceful protest.”)
Well, it didn’t take long for most Americans to suggest that these whining leftist ingrates could go sit on the Washington Monument. President Trump also said their removal would never happen on his watch and Bowser ought to be ashamed for even suggesting it.
And within 24 hours, just like magic, the webpage was rewritten to remove the wording around “removing” or “relocating” the monuments, and the media went to work trying to convince us that they never said that at all. Alas for them, the Internet is forever.
THE MEDIA IS RE-WRITING HISTORY
I assume that if you didn’t just arrive on Earth from the planet Wango, you know what’s been happening over the past few months: lawless, far-left, anti-American mobs from groups like Antifa and BLM have been rioting, burning, looting and assaulting police and civilians in cities and states that have been run solely by Democrats for decades. President Trump has repeatedly offered to send help to restore law and order, but the Democrat politicians would rather spurn Trump than keep their own cities from being burned down. The Democrats spent months denying these were anything but “peaceful protests,” then ignored them completely throughout their convention. It was only when they saw their poll standings starting to crater that they pulled Joe Biden from his basement and loaded up his Teleprompter with some vacuous words about rioting and violence being bad.
Well, that didn’t seem to fool anybody, so now they’re trying the full Orwell: using their PR mouthpieces in the media to try to convince us that nothing we’ve seen or heard with our own ears and eyes is true. No, those rioters weren’t leftists: they were undercover right-wing Trump supporters, trying to stir up unrest so that Trump can run as a law-and-order candidate.
I know you think I’m just being a partisan and trying to write a cartoonishly silly misrepresentation of our fine professional journalist class, but no: they’re actually taking a tinkle on our boots and trying to convince us it’s a rainstorm.
At this MUST-READ link, the Bookworm Room blog takes a deep dive into a stunningly dishonest article by former CNN producer and WaPo writer Frida Ghitis that attempts to rewrite all the recent history we’ve just lived through and convince us not to believe our lyin’ eyes.
Sadly, it’s entirely possible that this kind of transparent gaslighting will actually work on some people (I expect to see Ghitis quoted in social media comments any time now.) So it might be a good idea to bookmark this article and share it with all your friends. Think of it as a form of inoculation against the leftist virus of the mind.