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MSNBC’s Mitchell Invites Chicago Mayor to Blame Trump for City’s Soaring Gun Violence

The media continues to tread lightly around Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, carefully avoiding putting any blame on the Democrat for her city’s soaring gun violence. Tuesday afternoon Lightfoot appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports, where she was not only given a pass, but encouraged to pin the blame on President Trump instead. 

I want to also ask you about the violence this past weekend in Chicago, at least 60 shootings,” host Andrea Mitchell began. 

Demonstrating how professional she is, the MSNBC journalist rolled her eyes as she whined that President Trump had compared the murder-torn city to a war-zone:

“The president jumped all over this, comparing it to — saying the city is worse than Afghanistan,” she complained. The journalist notably didn’t put ANY blame or pressure on Lightfoot, as the leader of her city. Instead she asked sympathetically what her “reaction” was to Trump’s tweet, as she’s “trying to come to grips with all of this.”

Even without being prompted by the media, a Democrat politician’s knee-jerk reaction to any problem they face is to blame the President. So of course Lightfoot took the easy way out that Mitchell so helpfully offered. 

To nicely round out her blame-game, Lightfoot even got to make a pitch for Joe Biden:

LIGHTFOOT: Well, look, if you go back over many years, President Trump has said a lot of disparaging things about the city of Chicago. He likes to use us as a political punching bag. But if the president was really committed to helping us deal with our violence, he would do some easy things. One is, he would push for universal background checks. He would push for an assault weapons ban. He would push to make sure that people who were banned from getting on airplanes can’t get guns. This is the kind of thing that federal leadership can do. But as long as we are challenged with having states surrounding us, notably Indiana, that has very lax gun laws, where somebody can drive across the border and literally load up a vehicle with military grade weapons and bring them back to the city of Chicago, we’re going to continue to be challenged. We’re doing an all-hands-on-deck strategy. We’re focusing on the root causes of the violence. But fundamentally we have too many illegal guns on our street and that is a direct result of a failure of federal leadership, which is why we need change in November. We need the kind of leadership that Joe Biden is going to bring to our country. 

After this, no pushback from Mitchell. “Mayor Lightfoot, thank you very much, thank you, in the midst of everything that’s happening there, to be with us today. We really appreciate it,” she said to close the interview.

Lightfoot was allowed to deflect blame on CNN last week too. As was New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose city saw the worst gun violence in 25 years, the July 4 weekend.

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Burger King Posts RANK Climate Change Video: ‘Cow Farts & Burps Are No Laughing Matter’

It’s official: 2020 corporate America has gone bonkers. Burger King’s latest Twitter antics promoting climate change through a children’s video is just the latest example.

Popular fast-food chain Burger King posted a rank climate change propaganda music video of children singing about the dangers of cow farts and burps on Twitter July 14. Really. Burger King captioned the tweet: “Cow farts & burps are no laughing matter. they release methane, contributing to climate change.” The tweet continued: “[T]hat’s why we’re working to change our cows’ diet by adding lemongrass to reduce their emissions by approximately 33%.”

Watch the children’s video promoting their new endeavor below (WARNING: The cringe level is maxed out.)

 

The tweet was posted to promote an absurd study that stipulated that “Livestock is responsible for 14.5% of all human-induced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and beef production accounts for 41% of those emissions.”

It continued: “As the cows digest their feed, they produce a lot of methane. This greenhouse gas is released every time the cows burp and fart the methane gas out.”

According to the page’s summary:

At Burger King, we’ve been working on finding scalable solutions to tackle the climate impact of the food we produce and deliver to guests around the world everyday. To do it right, we started with understanding the facts.

From Jeff Bezos’s Amazon announcing it was changing the name of Seattle’s KeyArena to the “Climate Pledge Arena” to Burger King’s cow fart and burp climate change propaganda, corporate America sure seems to have lost its grip in 2020. 

Contact Burger King at 1-866-394-2493 and let them know what you think about the company exploiting children to push rank climate change propaganda in its advertising on social media.

 

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‘View’ Pushes Again to Punish ‘Racist’ Tucker Carlson: Must Be ‘Held Accountable’

For the second day in a row, The View has gone after Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson, aiding the left-wing effort to get him taken off the air. Only host Meghan McCain blasted the “cancel culture,” anti-free speech power trip the left is currently engaging in. But her co-hosts vehemently disagreed with her, proudly calling their intolerance for conservatives actually “accountability,” not “canceling.”

After Tucker Carlson addressed his head writer, Blake Neff, resigning after posting offensive comments under a pseudonym online, Carlson announced he would be taking a “long-planned” vacation the rest of the week. The liberal View hosts pounced on that announcement, saying his response about the show’s former writer wasn’t enough, before floating conspiracies that this “vacation” was Carlson escaping scrutiny:

JOY BEHAR: By the way, the writer has said — anything he’s reading off the teleprompter, the first draft was written by me and notes that he and Carlson see eye to eye on most issues. There you have it. No wonder he’s taking an extended vacation. He knows he’s as guilty as the writer.

SUNNY HOSTIN: Tucker Carlson has a long history of making racially insensitive comments, of making culturally insensitive comments. He’s one person that said white supremacy was a hoax. He also said that Black Lives Matter wasn’t about black lives at all….For Tucker Carlson to try to blame shift here I think is really really despicable. I wonder about this long-planned vacation. He seems to take a lot of long-planned vacations when it gets kind’ve hot in the kitchen for Tucker Carlson. 

Sounds like Hostin doesn’t realize what BLM really believes. But Meghan McCain blasted “cancel culture” saying she supports Carlson because she believes in “diversity of opinion” in the public square. 

But Whoopi repeatedly suggested, without evidence, that Carlson was a racist so he should be punished:

WHOOPI: Debating is great. What you want to stay away from is you want to get away from the racist aspect of it. The racist aspect of it is thrown out there to keep you from making your points…The writer is known for his racist writings. I don’t want to hear that when I want to go listen to Tucker Carlson talk about what’s wrong with the left. I don’t want to hear about it being challenging to me as a person of color because you don’t like my color. Tell me what you don’t like about my politics. Leave my color out of it. That’s what I want, and that’s what I want Tucker Carlson to do. When he doesn’t — there’s plenty to show that he is one that has spoken the words almost directly as this boy has written them, I have a little problem with that. 

McCain asked her co-hosts if he should be canceled. Sunny Hostin wagged her finger at McCain and scolded, “It’s not about cancellation. It’s about accountability!” 

Funny how it’s just conservatives who are held “accountable” while nothing happens to left-wing hosts like Joy Reid for similar situations. McCain actually brought that up, and Whoopi promptly cut her off to go to commercial break. When she returned, Whoopi snapped at McCain and admitted she was right about Reid, cutting off any further conversation about the MSNBC host.

Behar agreed with Whoopi that she had nothing against free speech, but this was about racism. She made the distinction between changing the Washington Redskins NFL team name (good) and the New York Times forcing out its editor for printing an op-ed from a Republican Senator (bad). 

Sunny Hostin reiterated “canceling” was really holding people “accountable,” before admitting she thought Carlson was being held “accountable.”

McCain railed against the media and culture forcing out opinions it doesn’t like (such as Bari Weiss), to close out the segment:

I want to read opinion columns in the New York Times from a diversity of people. I worry we’re going down a slippery slope where we won’t have the diversity of opinion that all of us celebrate. When I see Bari Weiss who doesn’t feel comfortable at the New York Times it’s another dangerous moment in mainstream media where it’s one more person with an interesting opinion that we will not have. I don’t think that’s good for America. I certainly don’t think it’s good for American media. 

The View was brought to you by Colgate and Mr. Clean.

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Who Will Be FIRED for Ignorant NY Times Opinion Calling for End to Israel?

The New York Times’ disgusting double standards on what constitutes acceptable opinion has been demonstrated once again. An opinion piece from Republican Sen. Tom Cotton (published by the Times online June 3) called for military troops to be deployed to quell the rioting that accompanied the protests over George Floyd’s killing. Cotton’s essay caused a “woke” staff revolt, with bizarre accusations that the piece posed a physical threat to black staffers, and ultimately resulted in the resignation of the paper’s editorial page editor, James Bennet.

Sen. Cotton’s piece now carries a mark of shame Editor’s Note saying the finished product failed to meet the paper’s apparently rigorous standards: “…the editing process was rushed and flawed, and senior editors were not sufficiently involved.”

But the examples the paper chose are woefully lame, the sort of generalizations that appear in left-wing opinion pieces all the time without any huffing and puffing about perfect accuracy. For instance:

…the published piece presents as facts assertions about the role of “cadres of left-wing radicals like antifa”; in fact, those allegations have not been substantiated and have been widely questioned.

This line was particularly laughable:

Beyond those factual questions, the tone of the essay in places is needlessly harsh and falls short of the thoughtful approach that advances useful debate.

Because you would never see any “harsh” left-wing rhetoric from the Times!

Yet Peter Beinart, former editor of The New Republic, was able to get away with historical ignorance while advancing a radical position in an opinion piece last week that made the paper’s print edition: “I No Longer Believe in a Jewish State.” Down with “Israel,” bring on “Israel-Palestine.” Beinart, who calls himself a “Liberal Zionist,” wrote in part:

It’s time to abandon the traditional two-state solution and embrace the goal of equal rights for Jews and Palestinians. It’s time to imagine a Jewish home that is not a Jewish state.”

After suggesting the move would end Palestinian terrorism, Beinart continued, “That’s what my grandfather and father loved — not a Jewish state but a Jewish society, a Jewish home. Israel-Palestine can be a Jewish home that is also, equally, a Palestinian home. And building that home can bring liberation not just for Palestinians but for us, too.”

But beyond the soothing platitudes about the liberation to be had in a one-state solution for Israel, Alan Dershowitz warned in Newsweek that Beinart’s piece is willfully ignorant and fatally flawed.

Dershowitz termed Beinart’s opinion “a study in historical ignorance, willful deception and arrogant rejection of democracy…. Beinart proposed that a single binational, bi-religious state in what is now Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip replace current Israel, whose Jewish population would then be given a “homeland” within the new nation.”

Dershowitz foresaw a Muslim majority, “many of whom believe there is no place for a Jewish entity anywhere in the region. It was precisely this fear that led to the creation of political Zionism in the 19th century….Placing the safety of Israel’s Jewish population in the hands of a potentially hostile Muslim majority would be an invitation to possible genocide…. Beinart’s article is maliciously deceptive insofar as it places the blame for the absence of a two-state solution largely on Israel, willfully omitting Israel’s willingness over many decades to accept a Palestinian state.”

Ira Stoll added:

…it’s a sad statement that, in the midst of a nationwide heightened sensitivity to bias against minority groups, The New York Times would choose to publish an article calling for the elimination of the one country in the world where a Jewish majority has self-determination. There are nearly 200 countries in the world: the one the Times wants to wipe off the map just happens to be the one the Jews run?

Yet the call for the elimination of Israel as a Jewish state brought no groundswell of internal protest from the paper’s “woke” staff. Beinart’s piece also fits into the paper’s historical anti-Israel line, as displayed both in its opinion and news pages, without any internal protests about the paper’s long defense of the anti-Semitic “B.D.S.” movement, or the Times’ whitewashing of the terrorist group Hamas.

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Who Will Be FIRED for Ignorant NY Times Opinion Calling for End to Israel?

The New York Times’ disgusting double standards on what constitutes acceptable opinion has been demonstrated once again. An opinion piece from Republican Sen. Tom Cotton (published by the Times online June 3) called for military troops to be deployed to quell the rioting that accompanied the protests over George Floyd’s killing. Cotton’s essay caused a “woke” staff revolt, with bizarre accusations that the piece posed a physical threat to black staffers, and ultimately resulted in the resignation of the paper’s editorial page editor, James Bennet.

Sen. Cotton’s piece now carries a mark of shame Editor’s Note saying the finished product failed to meet the paper’s apparently rigorous standards: “…the editing process was rushed and flawed, and senior editors were not sufficiently involved.”

But the examples the paper chose are woefully lame, the sort of generalizations that appear in left-wing opinion pieces all the time without any huffing and puffing about perfect accuracy. For instance:

…the published piece presents as facts assertions about the role of “cadres of left-wing radicals like antifa”; in fact, those allegations have not been substantiated and have been widely questioned.

This line was particularly laughable:

Beyond those factual questions, the tone of the essay in places is needlessly harsh and falls short of the thoughtful approach that advances useful debate.

Because you would never see any “harsh” left-wing rhetoric from the Times!

Yet Peter Beinart, former editor of The New Republic, was able to get away with historical ignorance while advancing a radical position in an opinion piece last week that made the paper’s print edition: “I No Longer Believe in a Jewish State.” Down with “Israel,” bring on “Israel-Palestine.” Beinart, who calls himself a “Liberal Zionist,” wrote in part:

It’s time to abandon the traditional two-state solution and embrace the goal of equal rights for Jews and Palestinians. It’s time to imagine a Jewish home that is not a Jewish state.”

After suggesting the move would end Palestinian terrorism, Beinart continued, “That’s what my grandfather and father loved — not a Jewish state but a Jewish society, a Jewish home. Israel-Palestine can be a Jewish home that is also, equally, a Palestinian home. And building that home can bring liberation not just for Palestinians but for us, too.”

But beyond the soothing platitudes about the liberation to be had in a one-state solution for Israel, Alan Dershowitz warned in Newsweek that Beinart’s piece is willfully ignorant and fatally flawed.

Dershowitz termed Beinart’s opinion “a study in historical ignorance, willful deception and arrogant rejection of democracy…. Beinart proposed that a single binational, bi-religious state in what is now Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip replace current Israel, whose Jewish population would then be given a “homeland” within the new nation.”

Dershowitz foresaw a Muslim majority, “many of whom believe there is no place for a Jewish entity anywhere in the region. It was precisely this fear that led to the creation of political Zionism in the 19th century….Placing the safety of Israel’s Jewish population in the hands of a potentially hostile Muslim majority would be an invitation to possible genocide…. Beinart’s article is maliciously deceptive insofar as it places the blame for the absence of a two-state solution largely on Israel, willfully omitting Israel’s willingness over many decades to accept a Palestinian state.”

Ira Stoll added:

…it’s a sad statement that, in the midst of a nationwide heightened sensitivity to bias against minority groups, The New York Times would choose to publish an article calling for the elimination of the one country in the world where a Jewish majority has self-determination. There are nearly 200 countries in the world: the one the Times wants to wipe off the map just happens to be the one the Jews run?

Yet the call for the elimination of Israel as a Jewish state brought no groundswell of internal protest from the paper’s “woke” staff. Beinart’s piece also fits into the paper’s historical anti-Israel line, as displayed both in its opinion and news pages, without any internal protests about the paper’s long defense of the anti-Semitic “B.D.S.” movement, or the Times’ whitewashing of the terrorist group Hamas.

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Jimmy Fallon Fawns Over Cuomo: ‘Such Amazing Leadership…You Were There For Us When We Needed You’

The media is engaging in some real revisionist history now that New York is no longer the country’s epicenter of COVID-19. Despite Governor Andrew Cuomo’s disastrous decision to shuffle infected patients into nursing homes, the Democrat has friends in the media who will spin his bungling decisions as “amazing leadership.” Cuomo received his usual adulation from Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon Monday night, while being given free rein to tout that his leadership beat the virus.

The late-night talk show host gushed over the Democrat governor’s “amazing leadership” to bring him on the show:

“Governor Andrew Cuomo has shown such amazing leadership in helping guide the great state of New York and all of us New Yorkers through such a tough time,” Fallon gushed. 

After that warm welcome, Fallon continued the friendly banter, asking how Cuomo’s family was doing. Apparently that was the cue for Cuomo to start spinning about his handling of the coronavirus. He touted how New York had “tamed the beast” by doing all the “right” things, before fearmongering that other states were going to bring the virus back to New York. A funny way to deflect blame from New York City residents actually being responsible for spreading the virus throughout the country:

Everything is good. We went from hell and back as you know in New York we went Jimmy from having the worst infection rate in the country and we now have the best infection rate. So we really turned the corner and New Yorkers stepped up and they really did the right thing, they did the social distancing and stayed at home, and  we tamed the beast in New York we have to cross our fingers and hope it stays there. The infection is all across the country and it’s going crazy. We’re just worried that the infection will come from the other states now back to New York, which would be a real tragedy 

If that wasn’t bad enough, Fallon gave Cuomo another opportunity to tout how New York did it right, and all the states that reopened earlier, despite much lower infection rates, were wrong.Then The Tonight Show host continued pretending he was Cuomo’s publicist. He praised the Democrat for enacting police reform, before hawking Cuomo’s political posters of New York:

FALLON: You’re getting a lot of praise that you’re the first governor to really enact police reform. What can you say about that?

You’re dealing with so much. You’ve been releasing these posters I want to say, if you don’t mind me showing. Here’s one you released, basically showing what we’re dealing with, it’s beautifully drawn and you released a new one today. I heard you had a little help designing this as well?

…Where can people get these posters, by the way? Are they for sale? 

Finally Fallon ended the interview with a nauseating question about the Democrat’s love life. The media have embarrassed themselves with these types of questions in multiple interviews:

I have to ask for a friend, they want to know — I won’t say her name — she wants to know what phase of dating are you currently in?” he asked as the pair giggled together. 

Fallon concluded the interview with some more sentimental flattery: “Thank you so much for your leadership. You were there for us when we needed you, you still are there. Thank you so much to Governor Andrew Cuomo,” he gushed.

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Jimmy Fallon Fawns Over Cuomo: ‘Such Amazing Leadership…You Were There For Us When We Needed You’

The media is engaging in some real revisionist history now that New York is no longer the country’s epicenter of COVID-19. Despite Governor Andrew Cuomo’s disastrous decision to shuffle infected patients into nursing homes, the Democrat has friends in the media who will spin his bungling decisions as “amazing leadership.” Cuomo received his usual adulation from Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon Monday night, while being given free rein to tout that his leadership beat the virus.

The late-night talk show host gushed over the Democrat governor’s “amazing leadership” to bring him on the show:

“Governor Andrew Cuomo has shown such amazing leadership in helping guide the great state of New York and all of us New Yorkers through such a tough time,” Fallon gushed. 

After that warm welcome, Fallon continued the friendly banter, asking how Cuomo’s family was doing. Apparently that was the cue for Cuomo to start spinning about his handling of the coronavirus. He touted how New York had “tamed the beast” by doing all the “right” things, before fearmongering that other states were going to bring the virus back to New York. A funny way to deflect blame from New York City residents actually being responsible for spreading the virus throughout the country:

Everything is good. We went from hell and back as you know in New York we went Jimmy from having the worst infection rate in the country and we now have the best infection rate. So we really turned the corner and New Yorkers stepped up and they really did the right thing, they did the social distancing and stayed at home, and  we tamed the beast in New York we have to cross our fingers and hope it stays there. The infection is all across the country and it’s going crazy. We’re just worried that the infection will come from the other states now back to New York, which would be a real tragedy 

If that wasn’t bad enough, Fallon gave Cuomo another opportunity to tout how New York did it right, and all the states that reopened earlier, despite much lower infection rates, were wrong.Then The Tonight Show host continued pretending he was Cuomo’s publicist. He praised the Democrat for enacting police reform, before hawking Cuomo’s political posters of New York:

FALLON: You’re getting a lot of praise that you’re the first governor to really enact police reform. What can you say about that?

You’re dealing with so much. You’ve been releasing these posters I want to say, if you don’t mind me showing. Here’s one you released, basically showing what we’re dealing with, it’s beautifully drawn and you released a new one today. I heard you had a little help designing this as well?

…Where can people get these posters, by the way? Are they for sale? 

Finally Fallon ended the interview with a nauseating question about the Democrat’s love life. The media have embarrassed themselves with these types of questions in multiple interviews:

I have to ask for a friend, they want to know — I won’t say her name — she wants to know what phase of dating are you currently in?” he asked as the pair giggled together. 

Fallon concluded the interview with some more sentimental flattery: “Thank you so much for your leadership. You were there for us when we needed you, you still are there. Thank you so much to Governor Andrew Cuomo,” he gushed.

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CNN to Dramatically Expand Race Coverage on Network

Now that rioting and looting in cities across the country have finally begun to subside, people at the CNN cable channel have decided to dramatically expand the network’s race coverage. 

Leading the extensive change will be network president Jeff Zucker, who has announced that a newly assembled team will cover such topics by creating several new positions for senior editors and reporters, as well as writers of breaking news.

According to an article posted on Monday by Ted Johnson of the Deadline.com website, recent CNN addition and multimedia expert Delano Massey will be in charge of the new group.

Zucker released the news in a memo that indicated: 

I could not be prouder of the impactful work that CNN has done on every platform in the last few years — and especially in the last several weeks — covering race and racial injustice in America.

Our reporting has been powerful, emotional and helped to shed a light on the growing movement against institutional racism.

In addition, the moves are part of an effort to make “an even more significant, sustained commitment to ensure race coverage is a permanent part of our journalism.” Also, he stated that the new team “will break news and cover the stories and conversations around race. The struggles, progress and triumphs. The systemic racism that the majority of Americans now acknowledge exists.”

Zucker, who is also chairman of WarnerMedia News and Sports, announced that Pervaiz Shallwani will oversee “a beat” on policing in America, with plans to add a digitally focused senior writer “who will go deep into the renewed scrutiny on police tactics, training and unions.” Also being added is a data and visuals editor who will be “a finder of data, trends, and statistics about race and policing.

The CNN president also stated that new coverage will include:

The latest polls and studies and data. How race is intertwined with inequality in business, politics, sports, media, housing, health care and education. Lack of representation in leadership roles in so many industries.

The still-present signals and symbols of racism. Voices who provide solutions, inspiration and leadership. Black, White, Latino, Asian American, Native American, multiracial and all races.

“That work will continue,” he stated. “It must.”

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BARF: NY Times Gushes Over Lefty Dixie Chicks: ‘Witches Who Could Not Be Burned’

The band formerly known as The Dixie Chicks made the front of the New York Times Sunday Styles with a full-page photo under the puffed-up headline “Still Fearless.” Inside was a two-page spread with posed photos, “A Sisterhood Skilled at Ignoring the Static.” The text box: “Three women flourished in an industry that never really loved or defended them.” Fortunately for the “Chicks” (who recently ditched the “racist” part of their name but kept the “sexist” one) the gushing by the liberal press made up for it.

The online version came with the ironic headline, “The Chicks Are Done Caring What People Think.” So why did they just change their name?

Critic at large Amanda Hess was embarrassingly gushy:

The women formerly known as the Dixie Chicks have survived the good old boys of country music, a legal battle with their record label, a feud with a president and arguably the first attempted cancellation of the internet era….

….

In 2003, if you’ve forgotten, American troops invaded Iraq, and [singer Natalie] Maines offhandedly told a London audience, “We’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.” The comment sparked a country radio boycott, album-burning rallies and a squabble with Keith, who staged concerts in front of an oversize doctored photo of Maines embracing Saddam Hussein. The Chicks appeared on the cover of Entertainment Weekly nude, with some of the names they’d been called printed on their bodies.

“The incident” also presaged the coming tide of celebrity activism, social-media cancellation and political harassment campaigns….

Many bands would love the kind of persecution the Dixie Chicks endured.

….In an industry that’s never really loved them or defended them, they became a testament to female self-reliance. They move with the energy of witches who could not be burned. If you were already a fan of the Chicks, the incident made you love them harder, seeding their pop-feminist anthems with real-life gravitas.

Yet Hess doesn’t talk much about the band’s actual songs, which makes one suspect the paper’s embrace is about ideological convenience. She also lets them off easy for sticking with their supposedly racist band name for decades.

The inertia of their success under that name always stopped the Chicks from taking action until recently, when they realized how hurtful the word was outside the context of their own experience….

….

Country is more than a genre — it is a culture steeped in conservatism, masculinity and whiteness. When C.M.A. viewers complained that Beyoncé was “not country,” it meant the same thing as when Billboard removed Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” from the country chart….

When the group announced its name change last month, casting Dixie from their lives for good, supportive fans jockeyed for attention with conservative commentators on Twitter, who lashed out with an almost programmatic outrage. The Chicks staged dramatic readings of the most absurd takes over Zoom.

The Times has never tired of praising the Chicks’ self-righteous, (literally) performative liberal politics, portraying the group as free-speech martyrs, victims of a “patriotic fatwa,” while managing to avoid mentioning the scads of free, flattering publicity. Their win at the 2007 Grammy awards marked a “vindication” that struck “a blow for freedom of expression.” Back when liberals used to support such things.

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Hateful MSNBC: Joy Reid Compares Republicans to Apartheid South Africa

On her Saturday morning show, MSNBC’s Joy Reid alleged that the Republican Party is turning into the National Party, the party of apartheid in South Africa. According to Reid and the assembled panel, this can be seen in President Trump running ads highlighting the consequences of defunding the police.

Reid’s comments came in response to former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci claiming that it is “clear” that defunding the police does not actually mean eliminating the police, despite that being the meaning of the word and some people really do mean eliminating police departments. He claimed that in order for Trump to win in November, “he has to go full-on racism, full-on racist, nativist tropes and you’ll see more ugly, disparaging ads like that.”

Responding to Scaramucci and the ad, which showed crowds of people demanding the defunding of police departments juxtaposed to people committing acts of violence while a 911 answering machine plays, MSNBC’s newest prime time hoast claimed, “that the Republican Party is sort of morphing into the National Party in South Africa in the 1980s, it’s ‘we’ll defend white America’s privileges, but you have to be really afraid that the black people are coming for you, so you have to stick with us and stay with the team.'” 

 

 

Apparently, not wanting a brick thrown through your window or having your city set on fire is proof that Republicans are the party of apartheid and scared of black people.

Reid then hypothesized that this supposed strategy of igniting a race-based culture war will not work in the end, because Trump’s niece wrote a book, showing him to be a sociopath and a clown, among other things.

This segment was sponsored by Lexus.

Here is a transcript for the July 11 show:

MSNBC

AM Joy

11:04 AM ET

ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI: Well, I hope he has, but let’s go back to that ad that you just showed about defunding the police. He’s trying to let people know that defunding the police means elimination of the police, which we all know clearly it doesn’t mean, and so the strategy, Joy, he got 62% of the white vote last time. He needs 7% or 8% increase in voter participation from his base to be competitive in those swing states and so he has to go full-on racism, full-on racist, nativist tropes and you’ll see more ugly, disparaging ads like that. There’s nothing unifying coming. It’s going to get darker and darker. What he’s hoping to do is it will compel people to be fearful and vote for him because he will be the, quote, unquote, protector in the cultural war that’s going on in this society and so we have to convince those people he’s just going to make things worse and they can live a great life under a Biden administration, he is a false prophet and false promise, but that’s the move. He’s going to go way uglier than he is right now. 

JOY REID:  Yeah, I mean you know David, it does strike me, I’ve said this before, that the Republican Party is sort of morphing into the National Party in South Africa in the 1980s, it’s  “we’ll defend white America’s privileges, but you have to be really afraid that the black people are coming for you, so you have to stick with us and stay with the team.” It’s a strategy, but that strategy is playing against a lot of truth coming out with Donald Trump. Running for president and the way he has been president has prompted his own family member to come out, Mary Trump, his niece, and NBC news has a piece called “Sociopath, clown, 8 unflattering anecdotes from Mary Trump’s new book.” “The only reason Donald escaped the same fate as Mary’s father Freddy is that his personality served his father Fred’s purpose. That’s what sociopaths do: they co-opt others and use them toward their own ends, ruthlessly and efficiently, with no tolerance for dissent or resistance.”