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Shifra on July 9, 2018
The so-called SJWs – “Social Justice Warriors” – have zero interest in “justice.” They seek to shut down any opinion or point of view that does not match theirs. We need to start calling them by the more accurate “LFs” – Leftist Fascists. Tammy’s book, The New Thought Police, written in 2001, is more relevant than ever, seventeen years later. Via WSJ. Betty Bonifassi has spent 18 years researching, reworking and performing slave songs. In “SLĀV,” the hit new play on the same topic, she is the lead singer—or was. The Montreal International Jazz Festival canceled “SLĀV” on Wednesday: “We would like to apologize to those who were hurt.” Why the pain? Because Ms. Bonifassi and director Robert Lepage are...
Tammy on October 15, 2017
Politically correct madness is like a virus, and it spreads unless we make an effort to stop it. Via AP & AL.com. “To Kill a Mockingbird” is being removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district. The Sun Herald reports that Biloxi administrators pulled the novel from the 8th-grade curriculum this week. School board vice president Kenny Holloway says the district received complaints that some of the book’s language “makes people uncomfortable.” Published in 1960, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee deals with racial inequality in a small Alabama town. A message on the school’s website says “To Kill A Mockingbird” teaches students that compassion and empathy don’t depend upon race or education. Holloway says other...
Shifra on July 13, 2017
Looks like “NeverTrumper” Lindsey Graham could not be counted on to push the Lib “Russian” story quite their way. And they couldn’t even manage a fake apology for the audio feed cut-off. HT NTK.
CNN Host Christiane Amanpour Calls For Marginalizing Global Warming Skeptics… While Accepting Press Freedom Awardby Shifra on November 30, 2016
Apparently, Amanpour has never heard of the word “irony.” Via Daily Caller. CNN’s chief international correspondent said skeptics of man-made global warming should not be given equal time on the news while accepting an award for championing press freedom. Christiane Amanpour, who hosts the nightly show “Amanpour,” then went on to say how covering ethnic cleansing in Bosnia during the 1990s taught her to “never to equate victim with aggressor, never to create a false moral or factual equivalence.” “It appeared much of the media got itself into knots trying to differentiate between balance, objectivity, neutrality, and crucially, truth,” Amanpour said while accepting an award for press freedom in November. The award was presented by the Committee to Protect Journalists....
Shifra on November 13, 2016
It’s probably just a coincidence that CNN seems to lose feed when anyone expresses an opinion they do not appreciate. HT American Mirror. Pro-Trump Rep.’s CNN Feed Cut When He Mentions Hillary Wikileaks Scandal CNN Reporter Critiques Hillary, Feed Suddenly ‘Lost’
Shifra on October 13, 2016
Unfortunately, this is not from The Onion. Via Daily Caller. The most interesting thing in WikiLeaks’ massive dump of John Podesta emails is his risotto recipe. At least, that’s the conclusion of Vox.com, which has written an article about it while otherwise almost completely ignoring the leak. Vox says there is “nothing outright scandalous” in the trove of over 5,000 emails, despite evidence of a Vice President Joe Biden backstab, media collusion with the campaign, and severe ridicule directed at devout Catholics. So, instead of writing about any of those things, Vox published a piece on an email which reveals Podesta’s personal recipe for risotto…. But this is no puff piece. Crockett notes that Podesta’s technique is of dubious value....
Shifra on October 6, 2016
The EU commission feels it is inflammatory to mention that the perpetrators of a terrorist attack may be Muslims. No word yet, if it is also inflammatory to scream Allahu Akbar while slaughtering innocent people because they do not share your religious views. Via Express. A report from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) found there was an increase in hate speech and racist violence in the UK from 2009 to March 2016. Blaming the press, ECRI Chair Christian Ahlund, said: “It is no coincidence that racist violence is on the rise in the UK at the same time as we see worrying examples of intolerance and hate speech in the newspapers, online and even among politicians.” The...
Shifra on October 2, 2016
Muzzling a potentially suicidal student from sharing thoughts with a peer, who would in all likelihood encourage the student to seek help? This is inexplicably stupid. And dangerous. Via Campus Reform. Northern Michigan University does not allow students to discuss “suicidal or self-destructive thoughts or actions” with their peers, threatening disciplinary action if they do. According to New York Magazine, NMU has been sending out roughly 25-30 letters per semester to students contemplating suicide or self-harm, informing that that “you will face disciplinary action” for broaching the subject of personal difficulties with classmates. “It is important that you refrain from discussing [self-destructive thoughts] with other students and use the appropriate resources listed below,” Mary Brundage, the associate dean of students,...
Shifra on September 21, 2016
Because…“violation of Community Standards.” Or, as we call it, censorship. Via IBT. Facebook has begun cracking down on users who use “deplorable” in their profile names, forcing them to change them because it violates the social media company’s Terms of Service. Hundreds of supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump embraced the label after Democratic rival Hillary Clinton said: “You can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.” According to the social media network’s community standards, users are required to use their real names and information…. Facebook has come under fire for its highly controversial real name policy in the past as well. In December 2015, the company was forced to refine its policy...
Shifra on September 7, 2016
Oh good: More material for the sequel to Tammy’s 2001 book ‘The New Thought Police: Inside the Left’s Assault on Free Speech and Free Minds’ Via Breitbart. In the midst of national debates concerning free speech on college campuses, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has opted to clamp down on students who challenge the reigning orthodoxy regarding manmade global warming. Last week, three professors co-teaching a course titled “Medical Humanities in the Digital Age” emailed a statement to all students informing them that anthropogenic climate change is not up for debate in their course…. The professors, backed by University Communications Director Tom Hutton, said that the ban on debate even extends to discussion among students in the online...
Shifra on August 12, 2016
Well, this explains why I never got a response to my #AskPOTUS questions, “What’s wrong with you?” and “What meds are you on?” Via Washington Examiner. A former Twitter CEO took measures to ensure messages critical of President Obama wouldn’t circulate too widely on the platform during a 2015 question-and-answer session, according to a new report. The incident allegedly occurred during a May 2015 “#AskPOTUS” event on the platform, when former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo purportedly ordered the creation of an algorithm to suppress the messages and used employees to manually scrub any critical content missed by the software. Costolo kept the decision secret from company executives for fear that someone might object, several sources told Buzzfeed…. Related: NY Observer:...
Shifra on July 31, 2016
The cartoon won an Academy Award for best animated short cartoon in 1943. Via Times of Israel. A court in Russia has cleared the Walt Disney character Donald Duck from accusations of extremism 73 years after a Disney short featured him in a Nazi uniform. The eight-minute animated short, “Der Fuehrer’s Face” was made as a propaganda clip to boost morale in America…. The publishing of Nazi symbols is banned by law in Russia and so the clip’s negative view of the Nazi regime was missed by Russian authorities. In 2012, a local resident in Kamchatka, in the east of Siberia, uploaded the cartoon and was arrested and then given a suspended sentence for “inciting racial hatred” by a municipal...
Shifra on July 14, 2016
Why? Via Fox News. The FBI has confirmed to a senior Republican senator that agents were sworn to secrecy — and subject to lie detector tests — in the Hillary Clinton email probe, an extensive measure one former agent said could have a “chilling effect.” A July 1 letter sent by a senior deputy to FBI Director James Comey to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, detailed the restrictions on agents. The letter, reviewed by Fox News, confirmed agents signed a “Case Briefing Acknowledgement” which says the disclosure of information is “strictly prohibited” without prior approval, and those who sign are subject to lie detector tests. The measures show the extent to which the bureau has gone to keep...
Shifra on July 12, 2016
But viciously anti-Israel accounts that promote terrorist attacks against Jews “follow Facebook Community Standards” and are allowed on FB? Got it. And apparently, it is also within FB’s “standards” to have a picture of a police officer’s throat being slit. Via Breitbart. Admins of the lighthearted political page “Liberty Memes” have been suspended from Facebook and had images mocking Hillary Clinton deleted from their page. The Facebook page, boasting over 100K likes, has had multiple images removed as they apparently don’t “follow the Facebook Community Standards”. One of the most recent images removed was one that poked fun at Hillary Clinton and the recent recommendation by the FBI not to press charges following Clinton’s email scandal. The image received approximately...
DOJ, FBI Fail at Censoring Orlando Terror Motive; Reverse Strange & Idiotic Decision to Censor 911 Transcriptby Tammy on June 20, 2016
Another day, another illustration of a federal government that’s clueless and winging it. Just hours after releasing a redacted transcript of the Orlando terrorist’s 911 call, the Fed decided to reverse itself and released the full, uncensored version. In 2012 they largely succeeded in lying to the American people about the real events in Benghazi. It eventually came out but the Obama/Hillary regime went into overdrive lying about that terrorist attack to save Obama’s re-election. So why wouldn’t they attempt the same thing again? At first they argued that censoring it was a matter of not allow his “propaganda” to be promoted, then they said it was to be sensitive to the victims and their families. Both of those excuses...