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PBS calls racist Democrat a Republican

On Thursday evening, PBS NewsHour displayed the latest example of journalists and other liberals suggesting that segregationist former Alabama Governor George Wallace was a Republican when he, in fact, was a lifelong Democrat.

In a pre-recorded piece by correspondent Yamiche Alcindor about criticism President Donald Trump is receiving over racial issues, at one point, Alcindor went to liberal MSNBC contributor Eddie Glaude and cued up his claims that "many Republican leaders" have exploited racism in the past.

Here's Alcindor: "Glaude says the bigger picture is that Trump is using race to stoke fear like many Republican leaders before him."
Then came a clip of Glaude claiming that there has long been a "Republican strategy" of "appealing to white resentment," and singled out Ronald Reagan and Wallace, as if Wallace were a Republican:

EDDIE GLAUDE, MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR: I think the idea of appealing to white resentment and white fea…

New York losing population as it mishandles COVID and terrorist operations by BLM and Antifa

Daily Mail:
Nightmare in New York: How Covid-19, BLM protests and a liberal mayor are turning the city into a no-go zone as murders skyrocket, shops are looted and 500,000 middle-class residents flee

The number of shooting victims has gone up 51 per cent to 616 this year in NYCIn June, there were 250 shootings compared to 97 in the same month in 2019 Many blame New York’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, who has slashed police fundingNew York state has suffered the highest coronavirus death toll in America De Blasio looks like the worst mayor in the history of this great city.  Slashing police funding in the middle of terroristic attacks by BLM and Antifa along with other rioting is one of the least intelligent moves ever.  He is putting left-wing politics ahead of the safety of the citizens.

Biden, relying on unreliable sources, says Trump is guilty

Andrew McCarthy:
Hard to fathom which notion is more hilarious. Is it that Joe Biden would get tough with the Taliban, or that Joe Biden would get tough with Russia?

The former veep wants you to know that he’s furious that President Trump sat on his hands for the past four months despite knowing that the Kremlin was paying bounties to the jihadists for targeting American troops in Afghanistan. Biden is sure this must have happened. No, he conceded at a rare press availability this week, he does not have access to classified information, nor has he been given an intelligence briefing on the subject. But Biden knows it must have happened because the New York Times and the Washington Post say so, relying on their crack anonymous intelligence sources.

Hmmm . . . The Times and the Post, relying on uncheckable sources of unknowable veracity, are peddling a story that Donald Trump has betrayed his country for the benefit of Vladimir Putin. Who wouldn’t take that to the bank after three years…

Flynn prosecution looking worse and worse

The Hill:
Two recent events, tangentially related, likely were lost in the news cycle of the spike in COVID-19 cases and continued civil unrest in American cities. The first development was the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ordering Judge Emmet Sullivan to dispose of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s case, followed by the disclosure of additional FBI notes related to the matter.

Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell, petitioned the court to order Sullivan to dismiss the appeals court case. Since both the prosecution and defense agree that the case should be dismissed, it had been in judicial limbo while the judge was deciding if he wanted to dismiss it or move forward with sentencing. This is the second federal court in less than a year to rebuke the FBI, with Judge Neomi Rao’s opinion noting the agency’s handling of cases related to the failed Russia collusion narrative. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court also did so in December.

The second,…

What kind of person does this?

Washington Post:
Davon McNeal with his mother, Crystal McNeal, who works for the D.C. government as a violence interrupter. (Family photo) 11-year-old fatally shot in Southeast D.C. at anti-violence July 4 cookoutDavon McNeal was shot and killed near the end of a trust-building event organized by his mother Crystal McNeal.  Why doesn't his life matter to BLM?  Why does the group favor the lives of criminals over the innocent who are being killed in their own community?  It is an all too common sad story.

Here is more from Fox News:
Chicago pastor on weekend violence, death of 7-year-old: 'People are afraid to leave the house' Atlanta mayor calls for citizens to stop 'shooting each other' after murder of 8-year-old near BLM protest site

Supreme Court blocks Democrat efforts to get Electoral College voters to disregard the state's votes

Washington Post:
Supreme Court says states may require presidential electors to support popular-vote winner In 2016 Democrats tried to get electors to ignore the will of the voters and support Hillary Clinton.  It was a treacherous movement that the court correctly blocked.  It was another example of the bad faith of Democrats in response to losing an election.  They followed up with the Russian collusion hoax and bogus impeachment efforts.  Democrats have become the party of treachery.

If this case were adopted in the US the mainstream media would be in serious trouble

NY Times:
Russian Court Convicts Journalist for ‘Justifying Terrorism’ The case against the freelance reporter revolved around a 2018 text critical of the security services. Even the Kremlin’s human rights council had denounced the charges. The media in this country has been justifying and excusing the terrorism of Antifa and Black Lives Matter for weeks.  It is clear to me that they are both domestic terrorist organizations and that the media seems to support both.  They make excuses for them and call the President "dark and divisive" for criticizing their terrorism.  I do not want to throw reporters in jail, but I would like to see their management hold them accountable for their support for terrorist organizations.  We know they would if they were right-wing terrorist organizations.

The political pandemic

NY Times:
Are Protests Unsafe? What Experts Say May Depend on Who’s Protesting WhatPublic health experts decried the anti-lockdown protests last spring as dangerous gatherings in a pandemic. Health experts seem less comfortable doing so now that the marches are against racism. There is no evidence that the protest against the lockdown spread the disease.  However, the recent spike in cases followed the two week incubation period following the Floyd protests.  The media has been reluctant to accept both conclusions because it is inconvenient to their narrative.  Fortunately, the current spikes involve most young people without the preexisting conditions that make the virus fatal.

Media lied about a speech by President Trump made with millions watching

Legal Insurrection:
Media’s Swift and Dishonest ‘Reporting’ On Trump’s Mount Rushmore Speech It is utterly amazing to see so many outright lies about what the President said.  The media has become more dishonest with each passing day.
Reuters:  “Trump repeats vow to defeat ‘radical left’ in July Fourth speech”CNN: “Trump doubles down on divisive messaging in speech to honor Independence Day”CNBC: “Trump stokes national divisions in Fourth of July speech”Obviously, at least to anyone who heard or read the speech without their Trump Derangement cranked up to fifty-eleven, the president did just the opposite. ... I watched the speech from beginning to end.  It is the left in this country which is trying to divide and the media is going along with their anti-American hysteria.

Antifa masses its forces for insurrection in Portland, Oregon

Nick Arama:
Thousands of Antifa poured into the area to riot in and around the Justice Center and the Federal Courthouse in Portland, Oregon on Saturday night.
According to Fox, this has been the 38th consecutive day of unrest in the city and the Mayor and the police clearly still don’t have a handle on it.
But tear gas helps and Antifa hates it.
... Portland could use the national guard to put down this insurrection by the fascists of Antifa.  This is a good example of what I mean by describing Antifa as the Brown Shirts of liberal fascism.  They have also become the militant wing of the Democrat left.  I think Portland may be their main base.  You can find more about the insurrection here.

Biden's horrible July 4th 'speech'

Red States:
On July 3rd and 4th, President Donald Trump got the mainstream press in a tizzy, starting with his grand presentation at Mount Rushmore, SD — which RedState covered thoroughly, before, during, and after the speech — and rounding things out with an Independence Day salute at the White House, in which the President predicted the defeat of the radical Left, as our friends at Townhall shared.

But what did ol’ Uncle Joe have to offer the American people on this most festive of occasions? An online video that clocked in at just over a minute-and-a-half, which former Speaker of the House, 2012 GOP presidential candidate, and historian Newt Gingrich is calling what “may be the most anti-American speech ever given by an American presidential candidate.”

In a thread he shared with Twitter followers early Sunday morning, Gingrich laid it all out in a relentless fashion, as only a history professor — with numerous books about American history under his belt — could do.

He began:

Obama and Biden were up to their eyeballs in the attempt to entrap Flynn

The Lid:
Michael Flynn’s Legal Team Still Making Waves For Deep State

Flynn’s Team Is Pulling On A Thread That Hopefully Will Unravel The Entire Deep State Sweater.

What is also clear from the notes is that Joe Biden and Barack Obama participated in the “planning” of the Flynn interview, and it was Joe Biden who brought up the Logan Act. But there is a lot more being hidden. According to Flynn Attorney Sidney Powell, ” that there was a whole lot of Brady evidence  (exculpatory evidence) at the government had produced clues to, but not the actual evidence of.” Judge Sullivan of course, didn’t care.... ... There is much more.

This is looking like an illegal conspiracy against Flynn and ultimately against the Trump administration.

Only certain black lives matter to BLM

John Phillip Sousa IV:
If all black lives mattered to Black Lives Matter, why weren’t they in Chicago last month when Mekhi James, a three-year-old black toddler, was shot and killed? Young Mekhi was just one of 100 people shot in Chicago over a single weekend. Another was a 13-year-old girl who was killed inside her own home while showing her mom the latest dance move. In addition to campaigning for the abolition of the police, a policy that would surely increase the number of such killings, BLM was busy in Tulsa protesting a president who has done more in his first three years as president to boost the prosperity of black people than Joe Biden did in eight years as vice president. The leadership of BLM has made clear that only one thing will cause them to stop the looting and rioting — Trump's defeat. But why? Have Trump’s policies created more jobs for black people, Hispanics, and women than ever before? They did, at least until the global pandemic hit. Trump rarely passed up a…

The riotous mobs are the Democrats latest Confederacy

Ken Masugi:
Before the Mount Rushmore giants, President Trump became the voice of reason, justice, and unity, of Martin Luther King, and of patriotic Americans against today’s Confederates—the rioters of 2020—and of today’s Tories, the mainstream media and their elite academic masters. Trump reaffirmed the revolution of 1776 against the oldest as well as the contemporary enemies of America.

His was not the “dark” or “divisive” speech of MSM propaganda—at least no more than the Declaration of Independence, which we joyously celebrate with festivities and fireworks. Trump is now the Declaration’s principal guardian against those who promote their own tyranny as the new order and bless mob violence. He would preserve the American way of life.

The enemies of the great Americans extolled by Trump are as alien to the best in America as the Confederates of 1861. While their hypocritical pleas against racism make them appear to be anti-Confederacy, their anti-American argument in fact aligns…

Media malpractice in reporting on the rioting mobs

Clarice Feldman:
It’s hard to pick the dumbest example of the media racist hornswoggle, but I hand it this week to ABC. That network reported “America’s national parks face existential crisis over race.” The charge was based on a survey, which showed 77% of park visitors are white. With one of his usual, brief but effective backhands, Don Surber responds, “76.3% of the nation is white.” Why such a stupid claim? Because the President announced he was going to celebrate the Fourth of July at Mt. Rushmore, one of America’s most treasured national parks.  Over at Instapundit, Ed Driscoll reviews how the media treated Democratic Presidents and contenders at this park, a traditional pre-election visit: ● Shot: Betty Nguyen, CNN Anchor: Barack Obama is in South Dakota today. He arrived there last night. Take a look at this. He got a good glimpse of the majestic Mount Rushmore. Well, South Dakota and Montana have closed out the primary season on Tuesday. Rob Marciano, CNN Anchor: Well, while t…

The 'Dark and Divisive' media

Ed Achorn:
Has it become “dark” and “divisive” to celebrate America and such icons of freedom as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln?

According to elements of the American news media it has — at least if a politician they detest is doing the celebrating.

“Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Rushmore,” the Associated Press headlined its coverage of an ostensibly patriotic speech the president delivered at Mount Rushmore Friday night.

How did he push racial division? According to AP, he did so by celebrating the presidents honored at Mount Rushmore. He also deplored the destruction of monuments around the country in riots that have destroyed billions of dollars’ worth of property.

In the AP’s stacked and disappointingly racist language, that constituted “a direct appeal to disaffected white voters.” Why would it not constitute an appeal to disaffected black voters, as well? Polls show most Americans of all races oppose rioting and looting, and support law…

Biden strongly considering accomplished liar for VP

The Hill:
Susan Rice sees stock rise in Biden VP race Rice comes across as the designated liar for the Obama-Biden administration when they had to deal with major screw-ups of policy.

The WaPo loses its mind with reference to 'white power'

Washington Post:
Trump’s push to amplify racism unnerves RepublicansPresident Trump has left little doubt through his utterances the past few weeks that he sees himself not only as the Republican standard-bearer but as a leader of a modern grievance movement animated by civic strife and marked by calls for “white power.” This is journalism at its worst.  The Post ignores what Trump actually said about race and equality for all and focuses on some remark made by a person in a video that the President said he did not hear.   They do this to mislead people about his policies and his record which has been better for blacks than the Obama-Biden administration.  It is what we have come to expect from this once great media outlet.  It has lost credibility because of its Trump-hatred.

It is the same crap we hear from Democrats every time they lose an election to a Republican.  They keep making false and contemptible allegations of racism against Republicans.  It is the ultimate politics of fra…

China brings its 'cancel culture' to Hong Kong

NY Times:
Hong Kong, Changed Overnight, Navigates Its New RealityIn a city where China has made some ideas suddenly dangerous, people are trying to figure out where the boundaries lie, and how their lives have changed. It is like living in a city dominated by left-wing radicals now.  You may be canceled for thought crimes or expressions sort of like the left is doing in the US.

Texas is not sending people with COVID-19 to nursing homes to infect and kill the elderly

NY Times:
As Coronavirus Slams Houston Hospitals, It’s Like New York ‘All Over Again’The death toll is lower, but there are echoes of March as cases spike, doctors fall ill and supplies run short. Now, Texas is trying to adapt hard-won lessons while addressing a new set of challenges. The hospitals in Houston that are jammed with patients are the ones who treat the area where many of the protesters congregated fro Floyd's funeral.  For some reason, the media is trying to avoid that cause and effect.  The good news is that most of these cases do not involve people with the underlying conditions that make the disease fatal.  You can be sure that if there was a spike in Tulsa after Trump's rally that would be the main story.

Defeating the left's culture war is a positive message for America

NY Times:
At Mt. Rushmore and the White House, Trump Updates ‘American Carnage’ Message for 2020His ominous remarks were a reflection of his political standing: trailing in the polls, lacking a booming economy or a positive message to campaign on, and leaning on culture wars to buoy his loyalists. Trump's campaigns have always been about saving America from the evils of liberalism.  That is why the liberal media and the left have been willing to push lies to try to cancel his election.  The media lost a lot of credibility with their Russian collusion hoax and their bogus impeachment efforts.  Their attacks on Trump are the ultimate "cancel culture" in operation and he is campaigning to stop this evil against all Americans. 

The economy is rebounding despite the efforts of Democrats to keep the country lockdown until after the election.  It is looking like the most rapid recovery in history and certainly outperforming that of the Obama Biden administration jobs effort.

It …

Biden confirms his dementia by calling for Americans to 'rip out' non existent 'systemic racism'

“We have a chance now to give the marginalized, the demonized, the isolated, [and] the oppressed a full share of the American dream,” Biden said. “We have the chance to rip the roots of systemic racism out of this country.”
... This is a popular myth with Democrats and some millionaire sports figures.  The real systemic problems many blacks face in this country were created by Democrats who destroyed the black family.  Where blacks live in a two-parent household their poverty rate is lower than that of whites as a whole.  Democrats have made the government the father figure for many blacks and it really sucks at the job.

Headline of the day

PJ Media:
Trump Defends America's Heritage on the Fourth of July, New York Times Loses Its Mind I think the same could be said for the Washington Post and CNN.   It is too bad there is not a 25th Amendment for the media.

An attempted revolution by entitled, privileged snobs

Unless you’ve missed it, we’re seeing the formation of what could become an active insurrection. A lot of it is straight out of the unconventional warfare classroom. The radical Marxist group Black Lives Matter provides the direction. There are establishment figures, like Nancy Pelosi, like Chuck Schumer, like Rachel Maddow, like Jake Tapper, who think by mouthing correct slogans they will buy influence and loyalty, but, if this project succeeds those folks and their face-diaper wearing colleagues will be among the first to the scaffold (assuming anyone in BLM has the mechanical skills to erect one). The rent-a-mobs are composed of three easily identifiable segments: the provocateurs and street soldiers composed largely of antifa and black bloc stooges; the ‘mostly peaceful’ protesters who think they are participating in a legitimate act of protest; and the opportunists who show up to carry off big screen televisions, throw bricks at cops, and commit vandalism for the sak…

Taliban deny receiving any bounties from Russia for killing Americans

Jerusalem Post:
The Afghan Taliban denies receiving any bounties from Russia for killings American servicemen in Afghanistan, despite the recent reports to that effect.

Suhail Shaheen, the Doha-based Afghan Taliban political spokesperson, told The Media Line in an exclusive interview: “We are not someone’s mercenaries, nor could we imagine or even think of such type of acts. We are fighting to establish an Islamic government in Afghanistan.

“Such fake news is circulated to malign our credibility and to create chaos at a time when the US troops are leaving Afghanistan and a peace process is on its way,” he added.

“They [the media] want to spoil the peace and stability process in Afghanistan,” Shaheen said.

The Taliban’s chief spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid told The Media Line, “Our 19-year war against the US-led forces is not indebted to any foreign support. We have fought this war ourselves to protect our independence and sovereignty.

“Our fight was not a proxy war. Nor were we fighti…

The Trump counter-attack against the mob and their cohorts

Roger Kimball:
Donald Trump issued a kindred invitation to unity in the midst of conflict. The signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in July 1776 was a world-historical event. It represented, the president rightly said, “the culmination of thousands of years of Western Civilization—and the triumph not only of spirit, but of wisdom, philosophy, and reason.” At the center of the triumph was the animating possession of liberty, made possible by the unanimous affirmation of the principles Thomas Jefferson articulated in the Declaration: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights . . .”

The president’s speech was a passionate celebration of American freedom and American greatness—a greatness, he noted, that was embodied by the sublime majesty of the heads of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt sculpted into the granite pinnacle of Mt. Rushmore.