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  • NYT, Rolling Stone, ABC, and CBS all DENIED motions to dismiss lawsuit brought by Nick Sandmann

    10/02/2020 12:42:09 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/1/2020 | Mia cathell
    "Today marks another important step towards achieving justice against a media that thinks it has a license to smear,"
  • On “White Fragility”

    06/28/2020 6:38:16 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 36 replies
    Taibbi Substack ^ | 28 June 2020 | Matt Taibbi
    A core principle of the academic movement that shot through elite schools in America since the early nineties was the view that individual rights, humanism, and the democratic process are all just stalking-horses for white supremacy. The concept, as articulated in books like former corporate consultant Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility (Amazon’s #1 seller!) reduces everything, even the smallest and most innocent human interactions, to racial power contests. It’s been mind-boggling to watch White Fragility celebrated in recent weeks. When it surged past a Hunger Games book on bestseller lists, USA Today cheered, “American readers are more interested in combatting racism...
  • Rolling Stone Editor on Why ‘White Fragility’ May Be the ‘Dumbest Book Ever Written’

    07/24/2020 9:43:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/23/2020 | Matt Vespa
    If there is one non-conservative writer who you should read right now, it's Matt Taibbi. The Rolling Stone editor has been a surgeon in dissecting the Left's uncontrollable descent into insanity. Even if you disagree with most of his work, which I'm sure you will, his analysis of the Left's "woke" awakening is spot on and devastating. Taibbi torched these clowns for their historically illiterate and unhinged tantrum over Independence Day. Now, he's going off on the institutional Left's latest craze: fawning over Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility," a cacophony of intersectionality nonsense that appears to have driven Taibbi crazy just...
  • Wolf Van Halen Reacts To Sammy Hagar’s ‘Get Sick And Even Die’ Comment Over Future Of Music Industry

    A few days ago, Sammy spoke in the recent conversation with Rolling Stones Magazine and revealed his thoughts about encounter of the coronavirus and the music industry. He stated that he would risk his own life to bring back the music industry. Here is what Sammy Hagar said earlier: “I’ll be comfortable playing a show before there’s a vaccine, if it’s declining and seems to be going away. I’m going to make a radical statement here. This is hard to say without stirring somebody up, but truthfully, I’d rather personally get sick and even die, if that’s what it takes....
  • The American Press Is Destroying Itself

    06/16/2020 11:25:23 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 40 replies
    Reporting by Matt Taibbi ^ | 12 June 2020 | Matt Taibbi
    Sometimes it seems life can’t get any worse in this country. Already in terror of a pandemic, Americans have lately been bombarded with images of grotesque state-sponsored violence, from the murder of George Floyd to countless scenes of police clubbing and brutalizing protesters. Our president, Donald Trump, is a clown who makes a great reality-show villain but is uniquely toolless as the leader of a superpower nation. Watching him try to think through two society-imperiling crises is like waiting for a gerbil to solve Fermat’s theorem. Calls to “dominate” marchers and ad-libbed speculations about Floyd’s “great day” looking down from...
  • Rolling Stone Editor Unloads On Media, Says ‘The American Left Has Lost Its Mind’

    06/15/2020 8:32:06 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 70 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JUN 15, 2020 | Matt Margolis
    “It feels liberating to say after years of tiptoeing around the fact, but the American left has lost its mind,” Taibbi wrote. “It’s become a cowardly mob of upper-class social media addicts, Twitter Robespierres who move from discipline to discipline torching reputations and jobs with breathtaking casualness.” “The leaders of this new movement are replacing traditional liberal beliefs about tolerance, free inquiry, and even racial harmony with ideas so toxic and unattractive that they eschew debate, moving straight to shaming, threats, and intimidation,” Taibbi continued. They’ve conned organization after organization into empowering panels to search out thoughtcrime, and it’s established...
  • Rolling Stone Liberal Editor's Key Observation About the George Floyd Unrest Will Probably Infuriate the Left

    06/13/2020 8:07:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/13/2020 | Matt Vespa
    I’d never thought that some liberals would actually take a stand and call out their colleagues for being totally unspooled for caving to the progressive mob. For some, the liberal agenda they grew up with is now considered right-wing in some circles. Why? Well, it doesn’t go far enough. It has to be far left and quasi-Marxist. The woke clowns we used to mock on The College Fix and Campus Reform have graduated. And now, their toxic agenda is spreading like a brush fire. No dissent is permitted. Just one slip-up or differing opinion from that of the far-left mob...
  • New Study Shows Riots Make America Conservative

    05/28/2020 10:23:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 30 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 21, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    The recent spate of protests against police brutality have changed the way the left thinks about rioting. The old liberal idea, which distinguished between peaceful protests (good) and rioting (bad), has given way to a more radical analysis. “Riots work,” insists George Ciccariello-Maher in Salon. “But despite the obviousness of the point, an entire chorus of media, police, and self-appointed community leaders continue to try to convince us otherwise, hammering into our heads a narrative of a nonviolence that has never worked on its own, based on a mythical understanding of the Civil Rights Movement.” Vox’s German Lopez, while acknowledging...
  • Taibbi: Sullivan, Russiagate, And COVID-19 Reveal Dems And Progressives As “Defenders Of The Spy State” And The Real Authoritarians

    05/16/2020 10:16:24 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 11 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 5-16-20 | Ed Morrissey
    Has the pursuit of moral triumphalism on the Left led them to abandon their moral compass altogether? Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi makes that argument on his own eponymous site in a lengthy condemnation of the abandonment of civil rights by Democrats and progressives. From Russiagate to COVID-19 all the way into Judge Emmet Sullivan’s courtroom, Taibbi accuses the Left of becoming the authoritarians — perhaps even the fascists, although Taibbi doesn’t use that term — the Left claims to abhor. Of course, one has to ask whether that was the point all along, but Taibbi starts with the presumption...
  • Reminder: Elizabeth Warren Is A Known Liar Who Will Lie Again And Again To Get What She Wants

    01/19/2020 9:12:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist, ^ | January 19, 2019 | Christophe Bedford
    Warren has lied about being an American Indian, about sending her kids to private school, and even being fired from a teacher position for being pregnant. And now she's lying about Bernie Sanders. Tuesday night’s CNN debate was a set-up. And that’s not some internet fever dream, it’s an observation shared by reporters from Rolling Stone and The Huffington Post to Fox News and The Daily Caller. Even late-night comedy picked up on the game.The trap was set the day before, when the hosts of the debate published a story claiming that in 2018, during a private meeting between Sens....
  • CNN’s Debate Performance Was Villainous and Shameful

    01/16/2020 1:06:09 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 21 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | JANUARY 15, 2020 | MATT TAIBBI
    CNN debate moderator Abby Phillip asked Bernie Sanders in the Tuesday debate in Des Moines: “CNN reported yesterday — and Senator Sanders, Senator Warren confirmed in a statement — that, in 2018, you told her you did not believe that a woman could win the election. Why did you say that?” Not “did you say that,” but “why did you say that?” Sanders denied it, then listed the many reasons the story makes no sense: He urged Warren herself to run in 2016, campaigned for a female candidate who won the popular vote by 3 million votes, and has been...
  • Sanders Supporters Shocked to Find Bias at CNN

    01/16/2020 7:18:53 AM PST · by Conserv · 28 replies
    When the CNN moderators gave Sanders the Trump treatment, the outraged ululations of the Left could be heard from sea to shining sea. Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi tweeted, “This is an unusually vile performance by CNN.” The Nation’s Elie Mystal raged, “Jesus Christ I hate these biased questions from the moderators. ‘How would you keep your plan from bankrupting the country?’ JUST ASK THE KOCH BROTHERS TO MODERATE NEXT TIME!” HuffPost’s Zach Carter griped about CNN’s post-debate panel discussion, “CNN’s crew is just straight bashing Sanders post-debate.” The New Republic’s Libby Watson whined, “CNN is truly a terrible influence on...
  • Has Nothing Been Learned Since 2003? Corporate Media Welcome Back Iraq War Hawks To Make Case for Iran

    01/12/2020 8:18:44 AM PST · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Eoin Higgins
    "No voices calling for peace. No voices critical of empire. Just establishment media and current and former Pentagon officials who feed off the trillion dollar war machine." As President Donald Trump spent the early days of 2020 instigating and then backing down from a potentially catastrophic confrontation with Iran, corporate media in the U.S. turned to the very same people who promoted the country's worst foreign policy disaster in a generation to advocate for repeating the mistakes of two decades ago. The decision of networks and cable news outlets like CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News to bring on a stream of past advocates for...
  • Trump Brags About Serving Up American Troops to Saudi Arabia for Nothing More Than Cash

    01/11/2020 11:33:45 PM PST · by steveben · 55 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 11/01/2020 | Peter Wade
    During President Donald Trump’s interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Friday, the president spoke about his positive relationship with Saudi Arabia, including how the country is paying to use American troops. Conservative Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.), who until recently was a Republican, responded to Trump’s remarks in a tweet, saying, “He sells troops.” “Saudi Arabia is paying us for [our troops]. We have a very good relationship with Saudi Arabia,” Trump said. “I said, listen, you’re a very rich country. You want more troops? I’m going to send them to you, but you’ve got to pay us. They’re paying...
  • Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang: Impeachment 'Is Going to Be a Loser'

    12/05/2019 8:37:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/05/2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang was extremely candid about how impeachment is going for Democrats so far and the effect he believes it will ultimately have on the election. "It seems like all we can do is throw ineffective rocks at Donald Trump, and then it ends up leading unfortunately toward his reelection," Yang said on Rolling Stone‘s podcast "Useful Idiots." While “traditional” Democrats scramble to find the right message, Andrew Yang is scoring with the blunt truth. The ‘Useful Idiots’ Interview with @mtaibbi and @kthalps https://t.co/L2YRKNd9rN pic.twitter.com/i3Xbr7CkTo— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) December 4, 2019 "I’m pro-impeachment, but this is...
  • That Uplifting Tweet You Just Shared? A Russian Troll Sent It

    11/25/2019 10:33:58 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 11/25/2019 | By Linvill/Warren
    Here’s what Russia’s 2020 disinformation operations look like, according to two experts on social media and propaganda. Internet trolls don’t troll. Not the professionals at least. Professional trolls don’t go on social media to antagonize liberals or belittle conservatives. They are not narrow minded, drunk or angry. They don’t lack basic English language skills. They certainly aren’t “somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds,” as the president once put it. Your stereotypical trolls do exist on social media, but the amateurs aren’t a threat to Western democracy. Professional trolls, on the other hand, are the tip of the...
  • FLASHBACK: Hunter Biden’s One Qualification for Amtrak Board Was Taking Trains

    10/17/2019 5:22:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/15/2019 | Brent Scher
    Hunter Biden's only qualification for obtaining a seat on the Amtrak board of directors in 2006 was that he often rode trains. That's according to his father Joe Biden's Delaware colleague in the Senate, Tom Carper, who offered the sole nomination speech for the younger Biden when his name was presented in the Senate Commerce Committee. In his prepared remarks, Carper said Biden would be an "excellent addition" to the board, but was unable to list any reason beyond his frequent use of trains. "More significantly, Hunter has spent a lot of time on Amtrak trains," Carper said after listing...
  • How the Bowl Cut Became a White Supremacist Symbol

    09/26/2019 6:42:02 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 69 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 26, 2019 | EJ DICKSON
    As recently as a few years ago, the bowl cut was primarily known as an unfashionable hairstyle popular among toddlers whose parents cut their hair, and 1990s child stars. Over the past few years, however, the bowl cut has gone from shorthand for male uncoolness to a chilling symbol of racism and extremist violence, according to a recent report from the Anti-Defamation League. On Thursday morning, the ADL released its additions to its hate symbols database, a library of more than 200 symbols used by hate groups. In addition to entries such as the Happy Merchant, a meme of an...
  • What is Nikki Haley's Angle?

    08/18/2019 11:18:02 AM PDT · by rintintin · 36 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Aug 2 2019 | Ryan Bort
    President Trump on Friday morning gloated that the Baltimore home of House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) had been burglarized. Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor who in December stepped down as Trump’s U.N. ambassador, did not approve. “This is so unnecessary,” she tweeted, along with a rolling-eyes emoiji.
  • Dan Gainor: Mueller testimony a disaster for anti-Trump media – 7 examples of media failures

    07/28/2019 11:33:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 28, 2019 | Dan Gainor
    In 1969, psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross wrote that there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Fifty years later, anti-Trump journalists have been experiencing the first four simultaneously since Wednesday, when former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before two House committees. The Trump-hating media can’t come to terms with the final stage – acceptance of their grief. And that will elude them even if President Trump is reelected and stays in the White House until 2025. Journalists wrote and broadcast countless stories saying Hillary Clinton would defeat Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Many have never been...