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2018_09 12 Pope St Leo the Great

2019_03 06 Trump Media Wars

MEDIA WARS: DNC Chair Tom Perez announced that Fox News will not be allowed to host any 2020 Democratic primary debates saying, “The network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates.”

He cited a recent article from the New Yorker claiming that the conservative news organization has crossed the line into propaganda. The article was penned by a woman who Mollie Hemingway says is “known at least as much for her sloppy journalism as for her far-left activism.”

Good grief. The MRC has been documenting media bias for ages and the numbers tell the truth. Fox is the only network that comes close to being fair. Just a few examples of the grotesque left-wing bias on these major not-Fox networks:

2019_03 06 Schiff CNN

FAKE NEWS: At least twice, CNN has reported on the contents of closed door testimony while it was still going on.

MEDIA BIAS: Eight economic records, three broadcast networks, one news report – Since the November 2017 jobs report, the unemployment rate for African-Americans or Hispanics has dropped to all-time record lows seven times and the Asian-American unemployment rate also dropped to a record low once. That’s eight separate records.

ABC and NBC evening news reports ignored all of them.

CBS reported on ONE of them.

2019_03 06 HR 1 Scalise

H.R. 1 MAKES STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: The ACLU agrees with President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who strongly oppose the first big legislation proposed by House Democrats.

Known as the “For The People Act,” H.R. 1 contains changes to campaign finance, lobbying, ethics and voting regulations. It is expected to go to vote Friday.

ACLU National Political Director Ronald Newman said the bill “would chill the speech of issue advocacy groups and non-profits such as the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, or the NRA that is essential to our public discourse and protected by the First Amendment.”

MICHAEL COHEN LIED: As in AGAIN – You know how Democrats invited convicted liar Michael Cohen to testify under oath last week (like, quick before he had to go to the Big House)? They said it was okay, because he said he was sorry about that lying under oath thing. And he sounded real sincere.

Well, during that testimony, he told the Oversight Committee, “I have never asked for, nor would I accept, a pardon from Mr. Trump.”

Turns out that, last spring, he directed his attorney to inquire with Trump’s lawyers about the possibility of a presidential pardon. Oops.


ANOTHER FAKE HATE CRIME: The black mayor of Lamar, South Carolina, went to authorities to report that cars belonging to herself, and her husband, had been sprayed down with a yellow substance.

She said “It ignited some fear in my spirit,” because she was sure it was a hate crime. After all, fifty years ago, people in Lamar burned crosses and stuff.

It turns out the yellow substance was white pine pollen, which coats the area annually.

Funny how the mayor, who has a firm memory of past crimes from two generations ago, has never noticed this.

Damn racist trees.

EDUCATION FREEDOM SCHOLARSHIPS: This proposed federal bill would set up a tax credit-based scholarship program that parents could use to pay tuition at private schools.

The director of public policy at the National Catholic Education Association said in support of the bill that tax credits are a justice issue. Parents who are well off can move to a better school district, but parents who can’t have a particular claim on society’s need to care for them.

If the legislation passes Congress, these scholarships will be funded through taxpayers’ voluntary contributions to state-identified Scholarship Granting Organizations. Donors will receive a federal tax credit equal to their contribution.

NO FREE SPEECH FOR YOU: Portland State University College Republicans invited conservative blogger Michael Strickland to speak. The event turned into a total waste of time when a single protester commandeered the podium. Police just stood by and watched; they will only intervene if there is violence or property destruction. One tweeter had an interesting idea:

“College Republicans need to start doing this at leftwing meetings. Let’s see how fast police and administrators remain committed to not doing their jobs.”

WALKING THE WALK: Last spring, Rider University sent students a survey, then announced in November that the school was going to ignore the students’ request for a Chick-fil-A on campus.

The reason given: Chick-fil-A’s “corporate values had not sufficiently progressed enough to align with Rider’s values.”

The Dean of Rider’s business school said, “I felt like I had been punched in the stomach when I read that statement. I’m a very committed Christian and Chick-fil-A’s values – their corporate purpose statement is to glorify God and to be faithful stewards of all that’s entrusted to them and to have a positive influence on everyone who comes into contact with them – and I would say that that mirrors my personal beliefs perfectly. And so, I really felt it very personally.”

When the university refused to reconsider its decision or even to address her concerns, she decided she could not in good conscience stay there. In February, she resigned.

DARWIN AWARD: “Turns out freedom of speech is not allowed in the Islamic State.” Plus, he’s pissed that the country he repudiated isn’t interested in going out of its way to get him out. Dayum. The noive of those Kiwis!


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3 responses to “Bits & Bytes

  1. chrissythehyphenated

    Hmm … I posted each of these items separately to my personal FB timeline, but when I just tried to cross-post it from here to PN’s FB page, I got a no can do message, because “it contains content that some member has reported as abusive.”


  2. Bits, Bytes, and Beyond


    “Virtue is nothing without the trial of temptation…”

    The timeless Creators created time, and space, and beings out of dirt who have to struggle to develop a soul of survival value, who must endure death, who have to take the word on faith. The spiritually perfect Creators created our potential for spiritual imperfections. All so the glory of God may be shown in all circumstances.

    Pope Leo summarized by C&H’s Calvin’s dad: “It builds character!”


    DNC blox Fox for editorializing. That’s so rich. The difference with Fox is only a matter of degree. I’d not allow any of those networks to manage a GOP or Presidential debate. Don’t care what the Democrats do.


    When I see pollen blowing off the cedars in the Spring in clouds so dense you’d think the tree was on fire, I, too, find it “ignites some fear in my spirit.” I could die of a sneezing fit. Nature is a hate criminal and I always take it personally.


    What I don’t understand about the Portland State thing: Why did those who were there for the event not rise up en masse and just crowd the disruptor right out of the room? Not violently (unless the disruptor forces it), just by sheer mass of numbers. (See what the cops think of that action.) But, no, just bleating.

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    “Doga” is amazing and hilarious. Thanks for that one (surely going to grab it for OPV blog).

    Also ha: Cheese doggie. I like the polite caption contrasting with the pup’s insistent look. “I ALSO like cheeeeese!!!!”

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