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  • Days of Our Lives' Melissa Reeves Under Fire for Anti-Black Lives Matter Stance (She liked Candace Owens' Instagram posts)

    06/24/2020 11:54:22 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 24, 2020 | Michael Ausiello
    Days of Our Lives actress Melissa Reeves is catching heat from her co-stars and the long-running soap’s fans for coming out against the Black Lives Matter movement. Earlier this week it was revealed that Reeves — who has played Jennifer Horton on the NBC sudser on and off for the past three decades — “liked” several anti-BLM posts from right-wing activist Candace Owens on Instagram. Reeves’ Days cousin, Linsey Godfrey, wasted little time responding. After one Twitter user defended Reeves’ right to express her opinion, Godfrey countered, “Nah there is no difference of opinion on racism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia.”...
  • Defund the Thought Police

    06/24/2020 6:17:49 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 3 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 24 Jun, 2020 | Charles Lipson
    Due process is not the strong suit of mobs. Neither is nuance, open discussion, or disagreement. These inherent defects should be painfully obvious as mobs pull down statues, seize sections of cities, and demand the public approach them on bended knee, literally. Anyone who dares push back, perhaps with a mild tweet saying “All lives matter,” faces immediate censure. If the mob is successful, any offenders will lose their jobs. Feckless employers are all too eager to appease the mob and hope it turns on another target. In this perilous environment, the most frenzied voices do more than dominate the...
  • The thought police are seizing control of America’s liberal newsrooms

    06/09/2020 7:31:53 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    NYPOST ^ | June 8, 2020 | Post Editorial Board
    James Bennet, the Editorial Page editor at The New York Times resigned over the weekend after backlash over an op-ed by US Sen. Tom Cotton. Debate is no longer allowed in America’s liberal newsrooms, and the left has the scalps to prove it. James Bennet is out as NY Times editorial-page editor; Stan Wischnowski, as top editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Neither was allowed to stay even after humiliating themselves by admitting their thought crimes and hailing the virtues of the lynch mobs. Bennet’s sin: His paper published an opinion column by a US senator arguing for deploying the military...
  • Drew Brees' Instagram Message To President Trump

    06/05/2020 7:44:53 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 149 replies
    Instagram ^ | June 5, 2020 | Drew Brees
    To @realdonaldtrump Through my ongoing conversations with friends, teammates, and leaders in the black community, I realize this is not an issue about the American flag. It has never been. We can no longer use the flag to turn people away or distract them from the real issues that face our black communities. We did this back in 2017, and regretfully I brought it back with my comments this week. We must stop talking about the flag and shift our attention to the real issues of systemic racial injustice, economic oppression, police brutality, and judicial & prison reform. We are...
  • Hate speech row: Fine or jail anyone who calls people boffins, geeks or eggheads, psychology nerd demands

    12/18/2019 7:49:20 AM PST · by dayglored · 37 replies
    The Register ^ | Dec 18, 2019 | Kieren McCarthy
    'Divisive and humiliating' terms are bad as the N-word, uni lecturer argues Labeling super-smart people with terms like nerd, geek, or boffin is hate speech, and should be punishable as such, argues lecturer and Harley-Street psychotherapist Dr Sonja Falck.Likewise wonk, smarty-pants, and know-it-all: these terms are "divisive and humiliating," and the “last taboo,” the University of East London egghead said this week while promoting her new book about brainiacs. Such “anti-IQ” words set society's Einsteins apart, she claimed, with the result that geeks end up “feeling like they’re a misfit and don’t belong.”Calling someone a swot, whizkid, brainbox, smart-arse, or...
  • UC Davis professor under fire for opposing required ‘diversity statements’

    12/05/2019 11:11:52 AM PST · by tbw2 · 32 replies
    The College Fix ^ | December 4, 2019 | Addison Smith
    A mathematics professor at the University of California, Davis, has faced significant pushback for criticizing university-mandated “diversity statements,” testimonies that purportedly help determine the degree to which job applicants will be able to advance and promote diversity on campus.
  • Wikipedia Editors Attack China Critic ‘Epoch Times’ After NBC Hit Piece

    08/27/2019 2:40:39 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Aug 2019 | T.D. Adler
    After NBC News published a hit piece on news outlet the Epoch Times and its association with the Falun Gong, a spiritual movement persecuted by China’s government, the Wikipedia page for the outlet was vandalized and filled with attacks sourced to the piece. One editor involved has a history of attacking Falun Gong and defending Chinese communist figures such as Mao Zedong. The editor also contacted an Antifa-supporting socialist editor with a similar history, which included downplaying the oppression of Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province. Other Wikipedia articles associated with Falun Gong have also been subject to smears from...
  • Sickening video showing white high school students dressing up in blackface [tr]

    06/27/2019 8:36:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 27, 2019 | Luke Kenton
    Authorities in Los Angeles launched an investigation on Wednesday after a video emerged online showing several high school students covering their faces with dark paint and using racial slurs. The video, originally posted to Snapchat and later shared on Twitter, documents a group of predominantly female students laughing as one male teenager’s face is coated with a dark paint.
  • Exclusive: Facebook’s Process to Label You a ‘Hate Agent’ Revealed

    06/13/2019 7:23:53 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 June 2019 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Facebook monitors the offline behavior of its users to determine if they should be categorized as a “Hate Agent,” according to a document provided exclusively to Breitbart News by a source within the social media giant. The document, titled “Hate Agent Policy Review” outlines a series of “signals” that Facebook uses to determine if someone ought to be categorized as a “hate agent” and banned from the platform. Those signals include a wide range of on- and off-platform behavior. If you praise the wrong individual, interview them, or appear at events alongside them, Facebook may categorize you as a “hate...
  • Brit "How To" Army Poster - INDICATORS for Spotting/Reporting Patriot "Extremists" / How do You Rank

    05/24/2019 10:47:06 AM PDT · by gaijin · 40 replies
    (Note: "XRW" = Extreme Right Wing) Can you get the high score..? Who HERE will be the lucky first to scream BINGO..? ELITES ONLY - Did you score a BLACKOUT..?
  • Campus police want students to report acts of 'bias'

    01/12/2019 3:32:10 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 32 replies
    Social media posts from the University of Illinois campus police are encouraging students to report “acts of intolerance” to the school’s Bias Assessment and Response Team. At least one officer for the University of Illinois is a member of the school's bias response team. This certainly conflates physical safety with being uncomfortable around non-politically correct individuals. So what is bias, according to the Bias. Assessment and Response Team? They define it as “actions or expressions that are motivated, at least in part, by prejudice against or hostility toward a person (or group) because of that person’s (or group’s) actual or...
  • Matt Christiansen's Call to Patreon (#PatreonPurge 6) ~ Humor

    12/22/2018 4:03:00 PM PST · by GraceG · 3 replies
    Sargon of Akkad ^ | Carl Benjamin and Vee
    You will not believe what Jacqueline Hart of Patreon's Trust and Safety council thinks of this whole affair. Dramatic Re-enactment, very funny, but troubling as it shows what Patreon is doing to destroy free speech rights of creators.
  • US Coast Guard member 'removed' after making 'offensive' OK sign on live TV

    09/15/2018 9:05:28 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 181 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/15/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The U.S. Coast Guard says it “removed” a member from its Hurricane Florence response team Friday after he made an “OK” hand gesture on live TV that the service branch deemed “offensive.” The unidentified team member was caught looking into the camera and then swiftly making the hand gesture, prompting a backlash on social media. The hand signal was seen in the background of MSNBC’s live interview with Sector Charleston Commanding Officer Capt. John Reed, who was providing an update on actions taken by the Coast Guard in response to Hurricane Florence. Many social media users called for the firing...
  • Mark Duplass Apologizes for ‘Disaster’ Tweet Praising Ben Shapiro

    07/19/2018 6:48:41 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    Variety ^ | July 19, 2018 | Ellis Clopton
    Actor and filmmaker Mark Duplass has apologized for initially praising the right-wing pundit and Daily Wire founder Ben Shapiro on Twitter and encouraging his followers to consider following Shapiro, stating that the tweet was a “disaster on many levels.” “I’m really sorry,” Duplass tweeted Thursday morning. “I now understand that I need to be more diligent and careful. I’m working on that. I want to be clear that I in no way endorse hatred, racism, homophobia, xenophobia or any such form of intolerance.” Duplass said the tweet was meant to encourage unity, but admitted “sometimes I move too quickly when...
  • Now Brits Can Lose Their Gun Rights For Talking and Thinking About Guns

    06/12/2018 10:17:36 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 42 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 06/12/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    As PJ Media is reporting, “YouTuber Calum Long-Collins announced he would be effectively shutting down the channel EnglishShooting, a YouTube channel that racked up more than 15,000 subscribers and more than 12 million views in the past four years. Long-Collins said the police had marked his YouTube channel as a ‘forum of extremism,’ and that he had to ‘show the police that I am a fit character to own firearms within the U.K.'” Here’s the video that Long-Collins made confessing his sins in a last ditch attempt to placate the British authoritarians authorities and convince them to let him keep...
  • It’s Now 1984 at the University of Michigan

    05/14/2018 2:01:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 14, 2018 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Students at the University of Michigan, beware. If you say anything politically incorrect or out-of-line with the political and social orthodoxy on your campus, you may get a knock on your dorm room door from the university’s equivalent of the Thought Police, and be forced into a re-education camp. Or you may be suspended or thrown out of school, potentially damaging your educational prospects and your entire future professional career. If this sounds like an exaggeration, consider a new lawsuit filed in federal court in Michigan by Speech First, Inc., against the president of the University of Michigan, other...
  • U.S. Episcopal Church bows to gay pressure, deletes ‘husband and wife’ from marriage liturgy

    05/02/2018 6:44:52 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 65 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 2, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    The Church of England is torn over plans by the The Episcopal Church (TEC) in the United States to efface the terms “husband” and “wife” – as well as references to “procreation” – from its marriage liturgy. The change is meant to make the church’s marriage ceremonies more “gay-friendly.” Gay and lesbian Episcopalians have complained that the language of the current liturgy is offensive and exclusionary. The move prompted a critical response from Church of England Secretary General William Nye last October, strongly urging the TEC to reconsider. The letter threatened to cut ties with the U.S. church if it...
  • 'Simpsons' Criticized for Response to Apu Controversy

    04/09/2018 1:40:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 9, 2018 | Ryan Parker
    Fox's The Simpsons is under fire for the way in which the show responded to controversy around one of its most recognizable and oldest characters, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. The outcry over the stereotypical portrayal of Springfield’s Kwik-E-Mart owner, voiced by Hank Azaria, was addressed Sunday night in the episode “No Good Read Goes Unpunished" when Marge Simpson reads a book to daughter Lisa that has been changed from its original version to something not so controversial. “Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. What can you do?,” says Lisa. The show then panned to...
  • 2018 03 25 John Haller's Prophecy Update - "A Lot is Going On"

    03/25/2018 2:44:57 PM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Mar 25, 2018 | John Haller
    For his return after a 3 week whirlwind tour in California where a lot of things were going on, John's message this week concentrates mostly on Israel, Syria and the Middle East where "A Lot is Going On." From Israel finally admitting that they took out the Syrian nuclear reactor over 10 years ago, to the rapid progression of Turkey into an enemy of Israel and NATO, John looks at the latest issues that are coming to the forefront of this week's prophetic outlook. Oh, yeah..and he briefly mentions the new "Youth Movement" headed up by the foul-mouthed David Hogg,...
  • Student threatened with rape for supporting traditional marriage [at a "Catholic" College] [ed]

    03/20/2018 11:56:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    College Fix ^ | March 20, 2018 | Nikita Vladimirov
    A student Resident Advisor (RA) at Providence College has reportedly been threatened with rape after posting a flyer that expressed a traditional view on marriage. According to LifeSiteNews, RA Michael Smalanskas has faced severe student backlash since displaying the poster on a bulletin board in early March, with upset classmates gathering outside of his dorm room and endangering his safety.