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HHS official listed work for anti-Islam show, conspiracy website on resume
CNN ^ | June 22, 2018 | Andrew Kaczynski

Posted on 06/23/2018 12:08:09 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

A far-right political pundit who was appointed to a post at the Department of Health and Human Services listed on her resume her past work on a conspiracy website and YouTube show where she made anti-Muslim comments, according to documents obtained by CNN's KFile. Ximena Barreto was placed on leave at the department in April following reports from CNN and Media Matters that she spread conspiracies and made anti-Muslim comments. She returned to work after issuing a public apology but was moved from her job as a deputy director of communications.

"Comments I made as I private citizen before I was hired at HHS were brought to light by concerned members of the press," Barreto said in her apology at the time. "In the heated and hyper-passionate political campaign environment, I made generalized comments regarding race relations and radical Islam. I fully understand that these emotionally-charged comments were hurtful, and I deeply apologize to members of both communities." A copy of Barreto's resume, obtained by CNN on Thursday through a Freedom of Information Act request, shows she listed her previous conspiratorial work on her resume as a qualification for the communication position.

The resume noted her work from June 2017 through the present on "The Right View" and on the Halsey News Network -- YouTube shows she co-hosted where she said Islam was "a cult" and said the Republican Party shouldn't allow a Muslim to run for Congress.

An HHS spokeswoman did not return a request for comment. Barreto did not return a request for comment. On Thursday, Mediaite reported additional inflammatory tweets from Barreto, and that, despite her public apology, she tweeted in June that CNN's story was "a smear."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnn; hhs; leftisttroll
I never heard of this group.

The link seems to go nowhere.

Borderland Alternative Media

Media Bias Fact Check

1 posted on 06/23/2018 12:08:10 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

CNN (Counterfeit News Network) – 1st Place in Trump's 2017 First Annual Fake News Winners AKA Biggest Liars of the Lying Leftist Media with FOUR entries in the top ten

Don’t believe these Lying Leftist Media outlets that proved themselves during the 2016 campaign to be operatives of the DNC and intentional liars. They are presumed to be lying and we should presume what they publish is a lie. The presumption can only be rebutted with the outlet providing clear and convincing evidence they are not lying.

If this story is true and has some redeeming value, at least get the story from a reasonably reliable source, not from a known Lying Leftist operative posing as a “news” organization. You’ve done the Patriotic Right a service. Much better than the mindless repetition of lying sources and their lying headlines.

2 posted on 06/23/2018 12:10:49 PM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: yesthatjallen

Why didn’t it work this way for Robert Byrd? No apology is ever good enough if it’s one of us, we need to stop apologizing.

3 posted on 06/23/2018 12:10:57 PM PDT by mrsmel (I wonÂ’t be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: yesthatjallen

I really don’t care. Do you?

4 posted on 06/23/2018 12:36:59 PM PDT by Pollard (If you don't understand what I typed, you haven't read the classics.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Promote her.


5 posted on 06/23/2018 12:39:11 PM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: yesthatjallen

What was offensive?

6 posted on 06/23/2018 12:48:52 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Pollard
What I care about with stories like these is how the left will use them to impugn all Conservative and Republicans for the alleged actions of one person.

And they can do it because they have the media to help them.

7 posted on 06/23/2018 1:16:21 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Islam is a cult, a system of violent aggression and conquest disguised as a religion.

It has been so for 14 centuries. Just because they’ve been too weak recently to engage in large scale conquests doesn’t mean Islam has changed, or even can change.

Being offended is at present one of the methods by which Islam silences people where it isn’t strong enough to impose Sharia. In fact I based my definition for a “Type 2 Snowflake” partly on the aggrieved Muslim who is easily offended. Consider this commentary about Snowflakes that I made months ago over at Hannity ...

A Word About Snowflakes

Snowflakes are a bit like the Danes, see Dane-Geld by Kipling, of old in this way: if you pay the wages they demand, no matter how trifling the cost may seem, they NEVER GO AWAY.

They only demand more, only tear down more, only grow bolder.

This works the same no matter if you are dealing with what I term a “Type 1 Snowflake” — someone like those seen getting weepy on college campuses, retiring to safe spaces and needing time off from class because something bad happened — or a “Type 2 Snowflake” — the sort that, like Islamist, actively seeks out being offended as a pretext to advancing their own agenda. Make deal with either, even tolerate them, and they seek to expand their territory ... either to expand their safe spaces so that they will never again be offended (either personally or by proxy of how they imagine others might be offended makes no difference) or to take away your place so that ultimately there will be no place left for you.

These may seem the same, and practically speaking they are functionally the same and both operate in supremacist fashion, but they are not for reasons relating to what else separates what I call a Type 1 from a Type 2.


A true Type 1 Snowflake will NOT hang around a forum where different opinions are expressed. They prefer echo chambers, safe spaces and need hugs.

A Type 2 Snowflake may go onto such forums and they seek to silence you wherever you are ... you aren’t allowed to have places for even debate among differing views. It isn’t just that they dislike your views, or even that they consider your views to be fundamentally disordered, but that the context within which you express your views are not in accordance to their rules.

A Type 1 Snowflake is not just easily offended but they are also easily offended by proxy, as explained above. That said, their offense may be emotional, even irrational, but it is often honestly felt. That doesn’t make it a good offense, or one that should be tolerated, but it does mean that they aren’t usually faking.

A Type 2 Snowflake ... may be telling the truth about being offended, they may not be telling the truth. They’ve got some other fish to fry and the offense is a pretext for heating up the coals.

A Type 1 Snowflake is fragile. That doesn’t mean that they are the Fluttershys of any crowd, for given sufficient echo chamber effect and anger they can act quite bold. Rather it means that their efforts to eliminate whatever offends them, even to the point of acting as bad as the worst “fascists” they often say they hate, is about their security.

A Type 2 Snowflake is tough. They have a war-face and are coming to take whatever folks say isn’t theirs.

A Type 1 Snowflake’s aversion to bad things may, and presently is, causing them to seek to remove evidence of the past that offends them, essentially to forget that past itself.

A Type 2 Snowflake does the same to remove YOUR past, good and bad, so that you will be weakened and unable to resist further encroachments.

Similarly, a Type 1 Snowflake will believe that bad people cause all these offenses.

While a Type 2 Snowflake is looking for a time when whatever other folks may want, they will be under the boot and dealt with if they get uppity. Here I might bring up discussions by Bill Ayers’ bunch about killing millions of Americans who couldn’t be reeducated to be servile commies after the revolution.

In essence Type 1s are those who are easily swayed by every breeze of popular opinion, group thinkers and group feelers, they are pathetic ... or would be if they were not so easily mobilized and used by Type 2s.

It’s not entirely unlike how I, on another forum, recently described the two kinds of cultural Marxist to a fellow who passes the Duck Test for same. The many who are indoctrinated, not educated, whose function is to be led about by the few who have philosophy and not just ideology. I pointed out that the “many” have been easily appropriated by Islamist through the emotionally charged idea of Islamophobia and that one way for a cultural Marxist to distinguish which kind he was is:

“If you eagerly defend against Islamophobia without deep reflection and respond to the dance calls from the likes of the Muslim Brotherhood (even though any clearheaded analysis of the Sharia Law that the MB and OIC seeks to advance should be MORE opposed by the left than even Christianity, not less, given that Islam actually will put your head on a block or toss you off a roof) you are an expendable, a useful idiot. If you find you can resist the rhetoric of Islamophobia you may be closer to a real Marxist, which also means you can still reject indoctrination aimed at manipulating the useful idiots if you find reasons to.”

In short: who is the manipulated and who is the manipulator. Someone with an actual education, rather than indoctrination, can resist manipulations others who have been indoctrinated simply cannot.

Finally ...

* If you’re upset by something but you can tolerate it (negative tolerance, not some idiotic notion of positive tolerance) you aren’t a Snowflake.

* If you don’t much care for what Snowflakes are destroying you may not be a Snowflake (indifference isn’t the same thing as offense).

* If you don’t care one jot that the Snowflakes are offended you certainly aren’t a Snowflake (indeed, we can save the civilization by not caring one jot about what offends Snowflakes, and moreover going out of our way to offend them is probably a positive good).

Incidentally, these three appear to cover the majority of folks here at Hannity.

Again ...

NEVER pay the Dane-Geld!

With respect to this thread now, of FR ...

Whenever you accommodate Islam it does not make aggrieved Muslims less so, it only makes them more so.

That’s because Islam’s grievance is ultimately that you or I exist.

Islam can be fairly seen to also give license to individual Muslims to do something about folks that they imagine are displeasing to Allah and that the jihad it enjoins calls for deceptions, manipulations, and even murders.

Mohammad himself said he had victory through terror.

The only reason Islam is not as bad as bad can be is that people make bad disciples, so Muslims have tended to not emulate Mohammad. They want ordinary lives, friends, and careers and such.

Muslims not imitating Mohammad is an okay thing. For them as well as everyone else.

Problem is the core of their cult commands and commends them to emulate Mohammad ... which is a very bad thing.

8 posted on 06/23/2018 1:58:47 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Rurudyne
Problem is the core of their cult commands and commends them to emulate Mohammad ... which is a very bad thing.

It is bad for us non Muslims
But not following Muhammads examples and doing what Allah wants done is worse for Muslims. Tom

9 posted on 06/23/2018 5:00:00 PM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: yesthatjallen

Not guilty!

10 posted on 06/23/2018 5:31:43 PM PDT by simpson96
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To: Capt. Tom

Yep. The history of Islam has occasional times where successful Muslim barbarians become rich off of their conquests and start liking something approaching a civil society. They become before the Koran decadent and backslidden, even “tolerant” (the Baathist were bad but but they were marginally secular nationalists and so were better than Obama’s friends in the MB), in the eyes of some rural true believers who then raise an army and strike.

Aside: it would have been nice if instead of panicking about an emerging Christian Russia if England and France had instead taken the opportunity to join with them to destroy the Ottomans and not stopped till Mecca was a burnt out ruin and there were no independent Muslim lands left. It was shameful that they allied with the Turks. By then the French were somewhat a lost cause but that is still spot on about the Brits.

11 posted on 06/23/2018 6:55:08 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Jim 0216

More fake news?

12 posted on 06/23/2018 8:53:50 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie ("The MSM is the enemy of the American people"...Democrat Pat Caddell)
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To: The_Media_never_lie; yesthatjallen

CNN is the quintessential “fake news” and no FReeper should be using CNN as the source of a posted article here. It’s just posting and spreading presumptive lies made to look true. Harmful and Counterproductive.

13 posted on 06/23/2018 9:16:37 PM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: Rurudyne
Yep. The history of Islam has occasional times where successful Muslim barbarians become rich off of their conquests and start liking something approaching a civil society.

If it wasn't for the great amount of Muslim heretics, us infidels would be in a lot more trouble with Islam since the naivetes of Infidels doesn't allow us to face up to the fact the purpose of Islam is to have us Kafirs subjugated converted or killed.
That's what Allah wants and that was the example set by Muhammed.-Tom

14 posted on 06/24/2018 11:50:48 AM PDT by Capt. Tom
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