Sunday, April 15, 2018
The left gets even sicker
The following article appeared in the American Thinker on April 14th
Every time you think the left could not possibly sink any lower, you get proof that it can. Here is a Canadian female "journalist" concerned that the contributions to families of the victims of the horrible bus crash of a junior hockey league team in Saskatchewan are substantial only because they are going to families of white males, those who are privileged. This is where identity politics takes you, and the left is completely wedded to it (via Matt Vespa, Townhall).
I'm trying to not get cynical about what is a totally devastating tragedy but the maleness, the youthfulness and the whiteness of the victims are, of course, playing a significant role.
I don't want less for the families and survivors of this tragedy. I want justice and more for so many other grieving parents and communities.
MSNBC is part of NBC, so when MSNBC host Chris Hayes lets loose with his full blown anti-Israel hatred, spouting off Hamas propaganda as fact, this is a major network buying into this garbage, not a fringe cable channel.
Tamar Sternthal in The Algemeiner:
In a completely biased report saying Israel is endeavoring to "pick off" unarmed Palestinian demonstrators, MSNBC's Chris Hayes discarded any semblance of journalistic professionalism and embraced Hamas propaganda.
The MSNBC host insisted that the figure he provided for the number of Palestinians wounded by Israeli live fire during the Gaza border "March of Return" on March 30 was sound – despite the fact that it was unconfirmed data supplied by a terror group that has a long history of manipulating casualty statistics to suit its propaganda purposes. ...
In addition, the accompanying text stated – as fact – that 750 Palestinians were shot.
How is Hayes so certain "that is the correct number" and "that's the fact" given that the information is supplied by Gaza's Health Ministry – meaning Hamas itself?
At no point does Hayes attribute the unconfirmed information to Hamas, and nowhere does he point out that the United States, the European Union, Canada, and Israel have all labeled Hamas a terror organization, making it an unreliable source at best.
Indeed, no source has independently verified Hamas' figure.
Joy Reid is another MSNBC embarrassment. Becket Adams in The Examiner:
MSNBC's Joy Reid, for example, spent part of her show this weekend speculating about what might happen should the president refuse to allow himself to be arrested by federal marshals. This is a real thing that was discussed on a real show by real political analysts.
"Let's say that Donald Trump decides he doesn't want to give an interview with [special counsel Robert Mueller], but Mueller says 'Oh, but you will.' And he's subpoenaed to [be] interview[ed] [by] Robert Mueller. And Donald Trump simply says, 'I don't recognize that subpoena.' This is a president whose behavior is different as president of the United States. He doesn't follow convention. Who would force him to comply with the subpoena ordering him to do an interview with Robert Mueller?" Reid pondered.
She asked later, seriously, "What if he refuses to open the White House door? What if he fires any Secret Service agent who would allow the federal marshals in? What if Donald Trump simply decides, 'I don't have to follow the law? I refuse to be held under the law. No marshal can get into this White House and any Secret Service agent who defies me is fired.'"