CNN bias confirmation
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has started releasing its latest undercover videos, this time taken inside CNN (note to CNN: this is what an actual “whistleblower” looks like…and you can tell what he looks like because he’s already gone public instead of hiding his face like the Masked Singer.) O’Keefe had promised it would be his most explosive expose ever, and it sort of is, since it proves unquestionably that CNN is not a trustworthy source of news but a biased mouthpiece for its Trump-hating elitist leader, Jeff Zucker. On the other hand, at this point, that revelation is about as shocking as learning that "Spongebob Squarepants" is not a documentary.
You’ve heard of “confirmation bias”? This is just bias confirmation.
In a nutshell: CNN employee Cary Poarch was a self-described far-left liberal and Bernie Sanders supporter when he started at CNN. But he also thought he was going to work for a legitimate news organization that tried to present the facts accurately. He soon discovered that while there are many employees there who want to do straight, reputable journalism, they are chafing under the rule of Zucker, who would order them in phone meetings every day to singlemindedly focus on what he deemed to be the biggest story, which was invariably something to hammer Trump or Republicans, like the impeachment push, regardless of what else was happening.
In one secretly filmed conversation, a CNN employee talked about how Zucker hates Trump and has had a personal vendetta against him since they worked on “The Apprentice” on NBC 15 years ago. Another talked of being stunned to walk in on CNN employees crying like they were at a funeral the night Trump beat Hillary Clinton.
Poarch told Sean Hannity that seeing how the news was being manipulated into biased leftwing propaganda actually made him move back toward the center politically. Not surprisingly, he is no longer working at CNN, although whether it’s because he exposed their bias or because he moved to the center is unclear.
Prof. Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit probably had the best observation on this story. He wrote, “This is actually a huge story, but its impact will be dulled by people on the right saying, ‘We always knew that,’ and people on the left saying, ‘Good, now double-down on it.’”
"Beto" goes too far
By Mike Huckabee
It’s possible that tonight’s Democratic debate will be the last appearance by several struggling candidates, chief among them the Party’s out-of-control Id, “Beto” O’Rourke. I’ll miss having him there to blurt out all the things that Democrats really believe but most are too smart to admit, like how they want to raise your taxes, confiscate your guns and bully churches into replacing the Bible with their “progressive” social agenda. But his latest unfiltered comments may have finally gone too far.
Last week, even fellow Democrats rushed to distance themselves from “Beto’s” declaration that as President, he would revoke the tax exemption of any church that refused to conduct same-sex marriage ceremonies. I’m sure he meant that as a broadside at us backwards, Bible-believing Christians with our “problematic intolerance,” who probably wouldn’t vote for him anyway.
But then, Republicans pointed out that if he revoked the tax exemptions of every non-profit that doesn’t embrace same-sex marriage, that would also have to include Muslim mosques, traditional black churches and many historically black colleges and universities.
And surprisingly, “Beto” didn’t backtrack. When pressed, he admitted that he would go after those institutions, too.
He may have no understanding of the First Amendment, but I’ll give him points for consistency in being consistently wrong about it. And now that he’s opened this door, and admitted it would be hypocritical to attack only Christians for opposing same-sex marriage and not Muslims, I eagerly await news of the very first lawsuit/discrimination law persecution by LGBTQ activists and liberal government officials against a Muslim-owned bakery, florist shop or wedding video company.
Last week’s CNN LGBTQ DOA SNAFU
By Mike Huckabee
I already wrote about last week’s CNN LGBTQ DOA SNAFU for the Democratic Presidential hopefuls, but I left out one of the more entertainingly ridiculous moments that turned out to have an interesting story behind it.
At one point, a black male-to-female transgender audience member got up to ask Julian Castro a question. This person goes by the name of Shagasyia “Shea” Diamond. When the moderator and Castro pronounced her nickname as “Shay,” the way most people would (as in “Shea Stadium”), she angrily lectured them that it’s pronounced “Shee-yah,” adding, “It’s violent to misgender or to alter the name of a trans person.” Although to know to pronounce her name the way she wants, you’d have to be a member of the ESP community.
Watching Castro grovel in apology for that absurd overreaction was amusing enough, but there’s more. It turns out that the hypersensitive questioner who thinks that innocently mispronouncing her baffling nickname is an act of violence should have been better acquainted with what real acts of violence are. That’s because when she was a he (and I apologize profusely if those aren’t the preferred pronouns today), s/he reportedly spent 10 years in prison for armed robbery after trying to get the money for gender reassignment surgery by robbing a convenience store at gunpoint.
For the record, here are some suggestions for maintaining a peaceful and respectful society:
1. If you’re opposed to violence, don’t rob convenience stores at gunpoint.
2. If you have a name with an unusual pronunciation and someone gets it wrong, politely correct the other person, don't accuse them of assaulting you.
3. If Democrats really believed that innocently mispronouncing someone’s name is an act of violence, they all would’ve started this event by apologizing to Pete Buttigieg.
I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:
When Gavin Newsom ran for Governor of California, I don’t recall his campaign slogan being “Elect me and I’ll absolutely destroy this state!” But if it was anything other than that, he could liable for false advertising charges.
Newsom’s latest assault on the law and good sense is to sign a law so insanely bad that even his predecessor, Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown, recognized its awfulness and refused to go along with it. But congratulations, Californians: thanks to Gov. Newsom, illegal immigrants are not only eligible for all kinds of free stuff on your dime, they can also now serve on state boards, making rules and regulations that you citizens have to live under. Also, these are paid positions, so you get to pay taxes to cover the pay for illegal aliens who might owe their first loyalties to foreign nations to make decisions that affect you.
As the linked article points out, some of these boards are quite powerful, overseeing things like the court system, and have the potential to spark disputes with federal authorities.
On the bright side, if illegal immigrants in California have to show up for all of the state board meetings, at least the state government will have finally helped tip off ICE to where they are.
I was on various planes to the other side of the world over the weekend, so I missed Columbus Day, the celebration of the guy who first discovered how hard it was to travel around the world. At least, President Trump still calls it Columbus Day, while Democrats such as Elizabeth Warren (speaking for her tribe, the Faux Nation), called it “Indigenous Peoples Day.”
One thing about this ginned-up controversy over Columbus Day that I’ve never understood is how the leftists who claim to be doing it in the name of embracing diversity see no problem whatsoever with attacking one of the greatest heroes of Italian-Americans and spitting all over one of their most cherished holidays. If you want an Indigenous Peoples Day, fine, create one. But why was it necessary to trash Italian-American traditions to do it?
That’s the point of this very interesting essay by Gene Vallorani, defending Columbus Day and the great contributions that Italian immigrants have made to America.
Read it, then ask the left: why all the hate for Italians? Maybe it’s because, as Vallorani writes, “No group of immigrants to the United States has so quickly and wholeheartedly embraced and transitioned into becoming Americans.” From what I’ve seen of today’s leftists, the only immigrants they have no use for are the ones who actually want to be Americans.
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
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