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Shifra on July 10, 2020
Memo to AOC, Julian Castro (remember him?) and Lin-Manuel Miranda: We live in the United States of America, not a Banana Republic where people are silenced (or executed) for having opposing viewpoints. Via The Blaze. Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue refuses to kowtow to progressive pressure after issuing remarks of support for President Donald Trump. On Thursday, Unanue insisted that the United States is “blessed” to have Trump for president, spurning calls for boycotts of the beloved, affordable brand. He made the remarks at a White House event, saying, “We are all truly blessed … to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder.” “We have an incredible builder, and we pray — we pray for our leadership,...
Shifra on April 29, 2020
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California is developing a possible coronavirus treatment based on UV rays. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is testing UV light solution to sterilize passenger aircraft. And, Boeing has developed a self-cleaning lavatory on planes — using UV light. But President Trump mentioned the possibility of this treatment at a press conference, so now, according to YouTube, it needs to be censored. Via i24News. YouTube removed a video Friday touting an ultraviolet-based medical platform as a possible treatment for COVID-19 coronavirus. The video in question was posted by Aytu BioScience, a publicly-traded special pharmaceutical company focused on “commercializing novel products,” after the White House said there was evidence humidity and ultra-violet light could greatly affect the virus. It...
Shifra on February 12, 2019
So, according to @Jack: Farrakhan calling Jews “termites” – legit Feminist saying “men are not women” – not legit Ok, got it. Via Daily Wire. In a widely reported interview last week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey declared that his company could no longer “afford to take a neutral stance anymore” when it comes to hot button social and political issues. Pressed on why his site seems to laser focus on conservatives while largely ignoring voices on the Left — like radical racist and anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan — Dorsey cited the case of Canadian progressive feminist Megan Murphy, whom his company recently banned after a series of tweets arguing that transwomen are not women. On Monday, Murphy filed a lawsuit against...
Shifra on December 31, 2018
Chuck Todd dedicated Sunday’s ‘Meet the Press’ to ‘Climate Crisis,’ and banned ‘Climate Deniers’ from the show, and Twitchy calls ol’ Chuck a “Bias Denier.” Exactly 🙂 HT Twitchy. Chuck Todd Covers ‘Climate Crisis’ For Entire Meet the Press Episode: We’re Not Giving Time to ‘Climate Deniers’ https://t.co/a2GMONWp8p pic.twitter.com/8VVBTCxVA0 — Mediaite (@Mediaite) December 30, 2018 This attitude by Chuck Todd is literally anti-science. In real science, there is no such thing as “settled science.” Scientific knowledge is always open to expansion, clarification, qualification, revision, and even question. See, e.g. the scientific history of Newton’s theories. https://t.co/14Kx5izc7i — Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) December 30, 2018 "Settled science" means STFU which is exactly what [email protected] hosted Simply that. There can't be any debate...
Tammy on September 10, 2018
He dared to be blunt when correcting a leftist about who killed bin Laden. But yeah, Twitter doesn’t censor conservatives. Or patriots. Via Daily Caller. Outspoken Benghazi survivor Kris Paronto had a bit of a dust-up with Twitter on Friday after one of his tweets resulted in a temporary suspension from the platform. Paronto responded on Sunday after having his account restored by sharing a screenshot of the offending tweet, explaining: After being in the @Twitter penalty box for a few and having to delete the below tweet 😏 for offending the leftist hate group @itmustend_ 😢 for their epic fail of telling Rob O’Neill that BHusseinObama killed UBL and not him I’m back up..sooo Twitter doesn’t censor ehh @jack...
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...