Category: Media Bias

Jim Acosta wins Biggest Douche Bag Award

Pretend tough guy Chris Cuomo gets taken to the woodshed

Via The Lid

Whatever White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is getting paid, it’s not enough. After Chris Cuomo mocked President Trump for taking hydroxychloroquine, McEnany eviscerated him by pointing out the Cuomo took a less safe version of hydroxychloroquine.

Amazing that the media has gone this deep into a noncontroversial issue. It is a medication with possible side effects. Some people will not be helped, some will NOT. And this medication is prescribed by doctors. Odd, in their blind quest to bash President Trump, the media, has once again exposed how biased they are.

Yes, Chuck Todd does deserve to be fired, yesterday

The Right Scoop did a nice job covering Todd’s, or NBC’s, or maybe both gross misquoting of AG Bill Barr. Maybe, wink, wink, it was an accident, maybe it was deliberate, whichever the case he Todd should be kicking rocks already. Either he is incompetent, or just a hack, either way……

The official Department of Justice Twitter account for Attorney General Bill Barr spokesman Kerri Kupec not only called out NBC’s Chuck Todd for a deceptively edited clip of the AG, but retweeted others doing the same. He made an airtight, devastating case.

Without hair-on-fire griping, he calmly dismantled Todd’s ‘Meet the Press’ fake news, simply saying he was “very disappointed” and allowing the facts (and retweets) of Todd’s own words shred him. The video is below (after the spox’s tweets) in a share from Daily Caller’s Greg Price that was retweeted by Kupec.

How bad was it? Observe

This is clearly not journalism, and it is almost unfathomable to believe it was not just a hatchet job by NBC and Todd. And that type of hatchet job should get Todd he axe

For anyone blaming President Trump for Corona Virus

Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas sets the record VERY straight

Great job by Rep. Crenshaw cutting through the BS, we need more like him. In a sane world, the media would be reporting facts instead of chasing ratings and bashing the president, but, the media cannot be accused of sanity any longer.

CNN Redifining fake news

Tough talker Chris Cuomo should be ashamed of cheap stunts like selectively editing video

Pathetic. If you have to lie, deliberately lie, to “prove your point”……………..

Why the media is failing, miserably, at covering the Corona Virus pandemic

The media gets a hard time from critics, and, usually rightfully so. They slant their coverage and spin everything into a left vs right debate, and yes, they take sides. And the side they take is almost always the side the left takes. Yes, Fox does it from the other side, and that bugs me too, so someone over there might shut Brian Kilmeade up. News, as it was, is dead. It is no longer about imparting information, it is a few headlines, followed by spinning talking heads, and for the most part they suck too. Seriously, can any of them make any original arguments rather than parroting the same worn out lines?

This virus though, the Chinese Virus, that originated in China, gave the media a great opportunity to amend for their failures. It was really a simple thing, just report the facts, and leave commentary out of it. But, no, they were not about to do that. Sure they report facts, but it is not their first, second, third, or even fourth priority. Facts might not even make the top ten. Take a peek at things the media has pushed far more than facts.

DOOM! PANIC! The media has done their best to cause panic for weeks now, Bold headlines dominate your TV screen, hacks, with agendas telling us this is worse than Ebola, the Spanish Flu, Cancer, and so on. Many of these are doctors, so they should be more measured in their time on TV. Some are anchors, no doubt hoping to further their careers, and some are just your garden variety nuts who just want to bash Trump.

RAAAAACISM! Anyone calling the Chinese Virus, that originated in China, the Chinese Virus is a RAAAAACIST! And they are causing Asian people allover America to be attacked. Do not expect one shred of evidence that such attacks are happening because facts are not part of the agenda. Feelings, not Facts!

The Chinese Bat Soup Flu has certainly clarified some of the blurred lines between what is important and what is frivolous garbage. Yet, in a time when millions of Americans are at risk of dying as a direct result of ChiCom conspiracies and the bizarre need of its serfs to eat any weird thing that crawls or slithers within reach of their chopsticks, our useless elite is fixated on making sure we don’t hurt the feelz of the very people who stuck us in this predicament.

TRUMP BAD! TRUMP IDIOT! TRUMP HATE SCIENCE! And, of course TRUMP RAAAACIST! Again, do not expect any actual proof of such spin. The media will bring on some leftist hack to ensure us Trump is a the worst person ever!

Swallowing then spreading Communist propaganda from China, where the Chinese Virus, that originated in China started. Anything to bash Trump!

The list goes on, and on, Mike McDaniel notes the bias

Whatever credibility they had left after more than three years of fake news in the service of the ongoing coup attempt is circling the drain, and they’ve only themselves to blame.  The more they attack President Trump during the current crisis, the more popular he becomes.

Exactly right. They are like addicts who will never accept they have a problem.

They are actually arguing that all media should refuse to carry President Trump’s regular pandemic briefings: These are the people who, for years, have complained that Trump is not holding regular press briefings.  Now that he is, they’re complaining because when they behave like self-important idiots, when they call him racist for presenting facts, when they try to stir up panic, he calmly puts them in their place

Addicts seeking that next fix. Rather than proving that Trump was wrong to call them fake news, they have proven him right. And serious stories? Ignored!

New York City is now the U.S. epicenter of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, with more than 8,000 cases and 60 deaths from the disease. The most shocking fact is how deeply the city’s school system is implicated in this outbreak. People need to go to prison for this:

One after another, sick Brooklyn Technical High School teachers called union chapter leader Nate Bonheimer last week, to tell him they’d tested positive for COVID-19.
By Friday, five of them had shared the devastating news. But after being notified about each one, the city Department of Education still ordered the 6,000-student school’s 350 staffers to show up for work last week, saying the building had been cleaned.
“The DOE did not close the school for any of the cases,” said Bonheimer, who worries that inaction exposed others to the dreaded infection.
The city failed to follow a March 9 directive by the state Education Department that “requires an initial 24-hour closure, in order to begin an investigation to determine the contacts that the individual may have had within the school environment.”
DOE did not attempt to identify close contacts, Bonheimer said. “They did not alert the people who needed to know the most to protect themselves, their families and everyone else they came into contact with.”
One infected teacher was so torn by the secrecy he took it upon himself to personally let all his students know his condition.
Around the city, teachers and administrators are outraged that Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza resisted a drum beat to close the public schools in the name of safety. . . .
Some DOE employees believe de Blasio and Carranza deliberately kept the lid on the COVID-19 cases popping up, putting kids and families at risk.
“The blood is on their hands,” one said.
DOE staffers think the two city leaders tried to cover up the cases because they wanted to keep the 1.1-million-student system running despite increasing pressure to shut it down. Finally, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo about to do it, the mayor relented and closed the schools for students on March 16. . . .

The media had one job……………….

 

 

Maybe the media should stick to actual news?

Rather than panicking everyone and bashing Trump for RAAAAACISM? Robert Stacy McCain has some knowledge for them

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Two words you should add to your vocabulary — zoonosis and zoonotic:

zoonosis (plural zoonoses, or zoonotic diseases) is an infectious disease caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites that spread from non-human animals (usually vertebrates) to humans.
Major modern diseases such as Ebola virus disease and salmonellosis are zoonoses.

The Wuhan coronavirus is a zoonotic disease. In January — before the liberal media decided Trump was to blame for this pandemic — it was widely reported that the outbreak originated in China’s Wuhan province, specifically in so-called “wet markets,” where live animals are kept and slaughtered on the spot for sale. The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market was linked to 41 of the first cases of COVID-19 identified in China by early January. In addition to seafood, this market in Wuhan was known for selling meat of “exotic animals”:

The South China Morning Post reported on 29 January 2020 that the market had a section selling around “120 wildlife animals across 75 species.”

From a Jan. 20 report by CNN:

A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December. Scientist Leo Poon, who first decoded the virus, thinks it likely started in an animal and spread to humans.
“What we know is it causes pneumonia and then doesn’t respond to antibiotic treatment, which is not surprising, but then in terms of mortality, SARS kills 10% of the individuals,” Poon, a virologist at the School of Public Health at The University of Hong Kong, said.
It’s not clear how deadly the Wuhan coronavirus will be, but fatality rates are currently lower than both MERS and SARS. . . .
Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals. In rare cases, they are what scientists call zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Please go read the whole thing, and pass it around, and just imagine how our media has pretty much abandoned actual journalism, forsaking it for attacks on the president and spreading panic. When we first heard of this virus, the media was doing their job, proving they can actually impart knowledge and facts. But, we also see what they have turned this into.  They ought to be ashamed, but…………………TRUMP BAD!

PANIC!!!!!!! CORONA PANIC!!!!!!

Went to the store yesterday to buy some food for my niece who is staying over since her school was cancelled for two weeks. Apparently the only way to survive the CORONA PANFREAKINGDEMIC is to buy every last bag of sugar, ground beef, and bananas, and of course toilet paper. Come on people! Animal takes a look at the panic, and who is pushing it

Meanwhile, the pants-shitting over COVID-19 continues, all out of proportion; The New Criterion‘s Heather Mac Donald tells us why.  Excerpt:

The number of cases in most afflicted countries is paltry. As of today, 127 countries had reported some cases, but forty-eight of those countries had fewer than ten cases, according to Worldometer. At this point, more people have recovered from the virus than are still sick. But the damage to people’s livelihoods through the resulting economic contraction is real and widespread. Its health consequences will be more severe than those of the coronavirus, as Steve Malanga shows in City Journal. The people who can least afford to lose jobs will be the hardest hit by the assault on tourism. Small entrepreneurs, whether in manufacturing or the service sector, will struggle to stay afloat. Such unjustified, unpredicted economic havoc undermines government legitimacy.

President Trump has been criticized for not being apocalyptic enough in his press conferences. In fact, he should be even more skeptical of the panic than he has been. He should relentlessly put the coronavirus risk into context with opioid deaths, homicide deaths—about sixteen thousand a year in the United States—flu deaths, and traffic deaths. One might have thought New York governor Andrew Cuomo a voice of reason when, a few days ago, he tried to tamp down the hysteria in a press conference, saying: “This is not Ebola, this is not sars, this is not some science fiction movie come to life. The hysteria here is way out of line with the actuality and the facts.” And yet since then he called a state of emergency in New York, and he and Mayor Bill de Blasio have all but shut down the New York City economy. They, like most all U.S. politicians nowadays, have shown an overwhelming impulse to be irrationally risk-averse.

Go read, the rest of our media, YES you too Fox, should be doing actual reporting like Heather MacDonald is doing.

Why yes, the Corona Virus IS being over-hyped

The Other McCain offers some wise words

Students at John Hopkins University have created a COVID-19 (Wuhan coronavirus) outbreak map, from which we may learn that, as of this morning, the disease has caused nearly 5,000 deaths worldwide, of which more than 4,000 were either in China or Italy. Likewise, of the 134,700 COVID-19 cases identified worldwide, four nations (China, Italy, Iran and South Korea) account for approximately 114,000 cases, about 85%. What percentage of COVID-19 cases are in the United States? A tiny fraction. We’ve had about 1,700 cases identified, with 41 deaths.

EVERYTHING IS CLOSED! No more NBA games, major league baseball has proposed postponing Opening Day, and my college-age kids have had their campuses closed down for the rest of the term. In New York, the governor has banned any gathering of more than 500 people, and the debate scheduled for Sunday between Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will take place without a live audience. Nine members of Congress have declared themselves in “self-quarantine” because they may have been exposed to the virus, and Democrats are trying to wedge all their pet projects into an emergency legislative package to deal with the outbreak. All this because of a contagion that has, so far, killed fewer Americans than gunfire in Chicago.

Did I mention that about three-quarters of U.S. coronavirus deaths have occurred in Washington State? Or that nearly all U.S. cases can humerbe traced to those who have traveled abroad? President Trump banned travel to China six weeks ago, and this week banned travel from continental Europe. Suseo between those travel bans and the shutting down of everything — no school! no sports! — we might reasonably expect the spread of the virus to soon begin dwindling. Yet as the actual risk to Americans is decreasing, it seems panic is conversely increasing.

Typical media over hyping, and sadly, typical political ass hats, hi Senator Schumer, using such things as tools to demonize a Republican president because it might win elections. Rather than imparting useful information and urging steps to avoid further spread of the virus, the media is in panic mode, again, because ratings. 

I am not sure about the sporting events, maybe postponing seasons, or post-season tournaments would be better than just scrapping them altogether? Again, follow the advice of doctors/scientists, and not panic mongers. And do not get me started on the stock selling knuckleheads……………….

Noted pinhead Lawrence O’Donnell still stuck on RUSSIA RUSSIA…………..

Is a bigger tool on TV than this carnival barking buffoon?

LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: The president is a Russian operative. That sounds like the description of a bad Hollywood screenplay, but it is real. It is Vladimir Putin’s greatest achievement. Decades after America’s victory in the Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union, the president of the United States is now helping the president of Russia help the president of the United States to get re-elected. [?]

So that the president of Russia will have four more years of the president of the United States who he wants in the Oval Office. This is one of those shocking news days if you retain the capacity to be shocked in the Trump era by the Trump regime, which might be better labeled the Trump-Putin regime.

Sources? Sure! Credibility? Not so much

he MSNBC host touted new heavy-breathing stories from the liberal Washington Post and New York Times, loaded with the usual anonymous suspects. The Times began:

Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump re-elected, five people familiar with the matter said, a disclosure to Congress that angered Mr. Trump, who comThere are at least five sources leaking classified information in this story…crickets.plained that Democrats would use it against him….

The Russians have been preparing — and experimenting — for the 2020 election, undeterred by American efforts to thwart them but aware that they needed a new playbook of as-yet-undetectable methods, United States officials said.

Tool level 47!

NY Times columnist tries to understand Virginia gun right rally…. Utter failure ensues

Racial Obsession Syndrome strikes again

RICHMOND, Va. — Around 22,000 people came here on Monday to protest potential new restrictions on guns under consideration by the new Democratic majority in the General Assembly. Most of the protesters were outside the grounds of the State Capitol, and most appeared to be carrying weapons: handguns, shotguns, carbines and semiautomatic rifles. There were armed men in camouflage and military-style equipment threatening insurrection if the state’s elected representatives acted contrary to their wishes.

They were threatening insurrection? Oh the drama! And, they dared request that their representatives not trample their rights and instead obey the Virginia constitution as well as the US constitution? That IS the job of representatives is it not?

Walking through the crowds, I saw Gadsden flags emblazoned with “Don’t Tread on Me” and “Come and Take It” banners alongside “Blue Lives Matter” patches sewn into vests and T-shirts with oft-used quotations like Thomas Jefferson’s famous claim that “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

The rhetoric may have been violent, but the overall event was calm — a “peaceful protest,” Brian Moran, the Virginia secretary of public safety, told The Washington Post. A model of democratic assembly.

Yes, imagine the shock of 22,000 gun rights advocates protesting, many while armed, LEGALLY armed, and not acting in any manner that could even be called violent? An open-minded person might ponder if the media narratives about the “dangerous” gun owners might be wrong.  But, open-minded is the opposite of woke! So, even when Americans defend their natural rights to be armed in a definitively non-violent fashion, they are still violent!

But that “peace” can’t be separated from intimidation ; progressive groups urged members not to go to the Capitol to avoid violent confrontation with extremists. There were no counterprotests or rival demonstrations. The Second Amendment had effectively limited the First.

See! There was no actual violence because the left was “afraid”. Afraid of non-violent Americans peacefully protesting? Oh yes, of course, those protesters were actually crushing the first amendment according to the woke folks like Bouie who, sees only RACISM!!

In Virginia and many of the 30 other states that allow open carry, Americans have a right to mass, armed protest. But that right, and the right to bear arms in general, is informed by the settler history of the American nation and structured by hierarchies of race and gender, despite our collective pretense to universalism. Or put another way, every American has a right to gun ownership, but the paradigmatic gun owner is still a white man.

Please go read the rest, and behold the leftist spin which, of course focuses o RACISM! America is RACIST! Gun ownership is RACIST! and so on. 

Still waiting for the media to apologize to lawful gun owners

And the Cult of Gun Control wept

Brilliant, and, sadly, true take on how the left is reacting to a mass shooter being stopped dead by armed citizens in Texas

U.S.—The nation’s media outlets announced they were grieving today as an armed citizen stopped a mass shooting.

“We grieve that this tragedy we could have exploited for weeks on end was stopped by a good guy with a gun,” said one teary-eyed MSNBC reporter on the scene. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the shooter.”

“We are absolutely heartbroken and in shock over here,” said one New York Times journalist. “What could have given us weeks and weeks of frothing-at-the-mouth stories about gun control will now have to be suppressed since it does not align with our agenda.”

Noted propagandist Shannon Watts was stricken with outrageous outrage over this brazen act of self=defense

Bearing Arms notes how pissed the Cult is

I’ve already detailed some of the tweets from Shannon Watts and members of Congress bemoaning the fact that armed citizens stopped the attack within seconds, but since that original post there’ve been plenty of others who’ve let it be known that they believe it’s a bad thing that good guys with guns took down that attacker.

Writing at The Guardian, Joan E. Greve seemed a little disappointed that Second Amendment advocates may be on to something.

Every time the US suffers another mass shooting, gun rights activists make an argument that goes something like this: if a good guy with a gun had been there, this terrible tragedy could have been prevented.

That argument has been dismissed by gun control groups as an unrealistic suggestion that diverts attention away from the need to strengthen laws restricting firearm access, but a shooting that occurred over the weekend has now supercharged the “good guy with a gun” defense.

Oh yes, gun control groups, with a deeply held agenda, have dismissed it, so, it cannot be true right? Stop! And, they have found another narrative, that Cam Edwards looks at

Gun control activists are now resorting to a backup argument, which goes something like this: Okay, fine, a guard with a gun stopped a shooter, but the only reason he could do it is because his years in law enforcement gave him superpowers or something close to it. On Twitter, Jon Stokes from Open Source Defense found a gaggle of gun control supporters claiming that no way could the average gun owner have responded in a similar fashion.

Go read that thread it is comical how far these foolish people will delude themselves

Animal weighs in with a very important reminder that self-defense is a natural right 

A would-be mass shooter in Texas attacked a church and killed two parishioners but was stopped by a Good Guy With a Gun, who planted the shooter with a .357 Sig round right through the brain-pan.  That’s a good shot.  Excerpt:

On Sunday we reported that a man entered a church in White Settlement, Texas, and fired on worshippers, before he was shot dead by a member(s) of the church security team.

Two victims, who have not yet been identified, died as the result of gunshot wounds. The assailant was only able to get off two shots before he was taken out by the alert guard, reportedly an ex-FBI agent. (There are some reports that a second member of the church security team fired on the suspect, but it’s not clear at this time if that’s the case.)

Would-be gun-grabbers will ask “how is it better to have more guns in a mass shooting?”  Well, this is why it is better.  Is it better to be helpless in the face of an armed aggressor – or, worse, aggressors?  No.  I’d much rather have at least the chance to defend myself.

But I do take issue with this statement from the church’s minister:  West Freeway Church of Christ Senior Minister Britt Farmer: “I’m thankful our government has allowed us the opportunity to protect ourselves”

Like hell.  The government hasn’t allowed you anything.  Most of the statist fucksticks in the Imperial government would love to strip you of your right to self-defense.  You have that right because you were born.  It’s a natural right – I’m sure Minister Farmer would call it God-given, I call it a natural right, but no matter what you call it, you have it, not because government granted it but because government is prohibited from interfering with it – not that that doesn’t stop elected assholes from trying to do so.

A massive amen to that.   

Check back for more updates later

Is this the most ignorant anti gun rant ever?

Tom Knighton lays out the case for a contributor on MSNBS spewing the most inane and uniformed rant against guns ever

However, it seems that automatic weapons are an absolute scourge. At least, that’s the word from an MSNBC personality.

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I don’t know nothin’ ’bout no facts

MSNBC contributor and former congresswoman Donna Edwards said on Wednesday that shooters are killing thousands of people with “automatic” weapons with “high-capacity ammunition.”

“It’s ridiculous putting the death penalty on the table,” the former Democratic lawmaker said in reference to the Trump administration’s proposal to execute mass shooters faster. “I mean, people who are committing mass shootings aren’t saying, ‘Well, I might get the death penalty so I won’t do it.’ No, they’re getting these automatic rifles, they’re using high capacity ammunition, and they’re killing, they’re mowing down hundreds, thousands of people every single year.”

Edwards made several inaccurate statements in her response.

Well, she either is simply ignorant, on a level we have rarely seen, or she is just lying and piling on the rhetoric as best she can. Either way no responsible news network would allow such idiocies and lies to be spewed on their network. Of course, MSNBS is not a legitimate news source. It is leftist propaganda 24/7.

The fact is that automatic weapons, AKA Machine guns are highly highly restricted, and very, very few people have ever been “gunned down”by them, or, in fact any rifle, even the AR-15, which the left is trying to get banned

According to the FBI, there were only 403 murders carried out with a rifle of any kind in 2017. That includes the 59 people killed in Las Vegas, where we know the weapon was a semi-automatic firearm. So even if every other murder was carried out with a full-auto weapon, we’re still looking at just a few hundred deaths attributable to these kinds of weapons.

For the record, in 2017 there were almost 1,600 people killed with knives, 467 people killed with blunt objects, and 696 people killed with “personal weapons” such as hands or feet.

But, again, this is MSNBS, and facts are simply outdated there in tin foil hat land

1619? More race baiting leftist propaganda for “woke” folks

The left wants us all to think America sucks. They even want us all to think America sucked before there was an America! The NY Times, the ONLY paper you should line your birdcage with, is helping to  spread the Hate America Narrative. Mike McDaniel, who is a national treasure, ain’t having it!

Kurt Schlichter has a quick take on the issue:

Now our grotesque liberal elite, backed up by the Fredocon goobers whose awakening intwokeness happened to perfectly coincide with their utter rejection by us actual conservatives, have decided that our entire history is based upon slavery. The New York Timesis spearheading this latest trash-the-rubes initiative, fresh off its ‘RUSSIA! TREASON! COLLUSION! EMOLUMENTS!’ humiliation. Trying to shame us – many of us literally veterans of the Cold War – with allegations of partying with Putin didn’t work out so great, so why not pivot to morally undermining us for having slaves we didn’t have?

Our elite is such garbage.

Indeed they are.  Take the link and read Kurt’s entire article if you have any doubt about that. The Weekalso weighs inon the “1619 Project”:

Yet that isn’t the point of the 1619 project. The point, once again, is to ‘reframe American history’ so that this appalling history stands at the very center of who we are as a country. Achieving that goal has required the Times to treat history in a highly sensationalistic, reductionistic, and tendentious way, with the cumulative result resembling agitprop more than responsible journalism or scholarship. Putting aside any pretense toward nuance or complexity, the paper has surrendered to the sensibility of left-wing political activists. The result is unpersuasive — and a sad comment on the state of our country’s public life.

Throughout the issue of the NYTM, headlines make, with just slight variations, the same rhetorical move over and over again: “Here is something unpleasant, unjust, or even downright evil about life in the present-day United States. Bet you didn’t realize that slavery is ultimately to blame.” Lack of universal access to health care? High rates of sugar consumption? Callous treatment of incarcerated prisoners? White recording artists “stealing” black music? Harsh labor practices? That’s right — all of it, and far more, follows from slavery.

Go read it all folks. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, George Costanza

Ah, I mean Brian Stelter

Seems Stelter has the sads because Dancing with the Stars invited Sean Spicer to be a contestant. So, Stelter, being a whiny little man, set to whining!

 

 

 

Awwwwww poor Georgie! He might not be over, well you know

 

 

Poor, poor little Georgie Stelter

 

What the media will not tell you about Omar and Tlaib’s trip to Israel

David French lays out the very ugly truth about who was partnering with the bitter Congresswomen

The most important element of the story is the fact that two American congresswomen shunned a bipartisan congressional delegation to Israel to go on an independent trip to Israel sponsored by vicious anti-Semites. Another important element of the story is that, as of today, the mainstream media have whitewashed Omar and Tlaib’s vile associations.

Writing yesterday, the Washington Post said that “Omar and Tlaib’s trip to Jerusalem and the West Bank was planned by Miftah, a nonprofit organization headed by Palestinian lawmaker and longtime peace negotiator Hanan Ashrawi.” The New York Times described it as an organization “headed by a longtime Palestinian lawmaker.” In its editorial, the New York Times editorial board identified it as a group “that promotes ‘global awareness and knowledge of Palestinian realities.’”

Sounds OK right? Who could oppose this? But what the media tells us is not the whole story

This is a whitewash. Thanks to a Twitter thread from the Washington Examiner’s Seth Mandel — who pointed to multiple additional sources — I started looking at the articles and views published on the Miftah website, and it was like peeling an onion of evil. There was layer upon layer of vile anti-Semitism.

First, the group actually published blood libel, posting an article that accused “the Jews [of using] the blood of Christians in the Jewish Passover.” When pro-Israel bloggers condemned the article, Miftah first claimed that the attacks against the piece were part of a “smear campaign” and minimized the reference to blood libel as merely “briefly addressed.”

The organization later issued a more complete apology, but we’ve barely gotten started with this vile group. It’s also published an American neo-Nazi treatise called “Who Rules America: The Alien Grip on Our News and Entertainment Media Must Be Broken” (archived here).

As Vox’s Jane Coaston explained, “the original source was National Vanguard, a neo-Nazi group founded in 2005 in Charlottesville by members of the National Alliance.” The National Alliance “was for a time the best financed and best organized white nationalist group in America.” And to give you a sense of its ideology, here are two paragraphs from the treatise:

The Jew-controlled entertainment media have taken the lead in persuading a whole generation that homosexuality is a normal and acceptable way of life; that there is nothing at all wrong with White women dating or marrying Black men, or with White men marrying Asian women; that all races are inherently equal in ability and character — except that the character of the White race is suspect because of a history of oppressing other races; and that any effort by Whites at racial self-preservation is reprehensible.

We must oppose the further spreading of this poison among our people, and we must break the power of those who are spreading it. It would be intolerable for such power to be in the hands of any alien minority, with values and interests different from our own. But to permit the Jews, with their 3,000-year history of nation-wrecking, from ancient Egypt to Russia, to hold such power over us is tantamount to race suicide. Indeed, the fact that so many White Americans today are so filled with a sense of racial guilt and self-hatred that they actively seek the death of their own race is a deliberate consequence of Jewish media control.

I look forward to hearing apologists argue that these statements are merely critiques of “Israeli policies.”

Please, go read it all. David French eviscerates the propaganda and lays out the brutal truth about these two anti-Semitic women