Lead Stories Chinese Client Revelation Explains Much — This is so beautiful you will swell with awe. Lead Stories, the Facebook fact checker, that took issue with our Dec. 1 story about the Chinese connection with Dominion Voting Machines works for, wait for it, THE CHINESE !
That’s right, ByteDance, the tech firm which is a PRC tool, is its client.
Trump Right About Kids And Vax; Establishment Media Lies Again –President Trump on June 16 appeared on Sean Hannity and said people should consider not giving children the Covid vaccine.
“But to have every school child, where it’s 99.99 percent, they just don’t — you know, they are just not affected or affected badly,” he said. “Having to receive a vaccine, I think it is something that you should start thinking about, because I think it is unnecessary.”
The writer, Myah Ward, used this objective, informative — that’s sarcasm son — regarding Trump’s statement:
Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday railed against Covid-19 vaccines for school-aged children, falsely making his point by saying that young people — though he didn’t specify which ages — were “not affected or affected badly” by the coronavirus.
There is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to make recommendations for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults. However, children should continue to have the recommended childhood vaccines.
Don’t trust the establishment media. If it says one thing, make suspecting the opposite your default.
Trump Right About Kids And Vax; Establishment Media Lies Again
Fox Covered Up HCQ Says Ivory Hecker — Ivory Hecker, who until yesterday (June 15) was a reporter with Fox 26 Houston, is telling all that her former employer was actively keeping relevant information from viewers at the behest of their corporate masters.
This includes information related to the Covid pandemic and the use of hydroxychloroquine as a successful treatment.
She dramatically announced, June 14, she was going public with the information via Project Veritas live on camera while reporting about a heat wave. Howard Beale would be proud.
In other news about how corrupt our establishment has become, Revolver.com — and Tucker Carlson — is reporting that federal law enforcement might have been involved in orchestrating the entrance into the Capitol during the Jan. 6 protests.
Don’t forget that the protest was used as an excuse to impeach President Trump for a second time and discredit very legitimate concerns about the Nov. 3 election.
By the way, many Americans are being held in harsh conditions without bail for what was basically trespassing.
YouTube Bans Eric Metaxas — Commentator Eric Metaxas’ popular program has been banned from YouTube because the Google-owned woke capitalist dogs claimed he “violated our policies onCOVID-19 medical misinformation and presidential election integrity.”
If you watch it to the 20:50 mark you will see Dawn Hawkins reveal that in survey of 15-17 year olds, 100 percent saw pornography on social media; between 95 and 100 percent — depending on state — said they were sent nude images by a stranger; and 95 to 100 percent said they were asked to produce nude images of themselves for a stranger. Most terrifying, though, is that just about all the teens said they were asked to meet a stranger or send naked photos of themselves in exchange for money, said Ms. Hawkins.
Andy Ngo Describes Beating By Antifa — Journalist Andy Ngo describes on Telegram and to Laura Ingraham, June 2, the circumstances of the severe beating he received by Antifa members, May 28, in Portland and the indifference to it shown by the journalistic community, local law enforcement and business owners.
That there is no outrage is an outrage. Ngo is a hero, and one of the few true journalists left. Most who claim the title are cowards and sycophants.
Fellow Americans, turn off the establishment voice you trust without thinking and look for alternatives.
What’s happening to Ngo is what happens when National Socialists take over a city.
Rachel Maddow Meltdown Over Fraud Investigation — Patrick Byrne is boasting about the attack MSNBC’s highly paid propagandist Rachel Maddow recently made against him for his appearance at a We The People USA Alliance rally in Arizona, May 22 regarding the revealing election audit regarding Maricopa County.
Ms. Maddow’s fact-free desperate rant sounded more like Baghdad Bob than a newsreader.
She referred to Jovan Hutton Pulitzer as a “failed inventor”.
During the Bush (“W”) regime, my husband and I attended an event at the UCLA campus with featured speaker Paul Krugman, a New York Times columnist. That we committed the time to attend the speaking engagement was an indicator of the value we thought Krugman brought to the discussion on the state of the world post the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. The coordinated terrorism perpetrated against the U.S. by 19 terrorists from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Egypt, who commandeered four passenger jets and turned them into weapons of mass destruction, killing 3,000 people, resulted, under W, in a U.S. attack on Iraq, a country not involved in the attack on our country.
At the UCLA event conclusion, Krugman signed his new book, and we got our 30 seconds with the author to commiserate on what a bad direction the Bush administration had taken, as Neocon Central dominated, with the talking head Bill Kristol, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Paul Wolfowitz, Chairman of the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee and Prince of Darkness Richard Perle, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, buttressed by Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, bringing their own special gravitas to false narratives.
At the same time, the credibility of The New York Times was shredding. The publication’s reporter Judith Miller had been a reliable water carrier (yellowcake, yellowcake!) for the Bush administration and/or the CIA, helping build the case, based on lies, for an invasion of Iraq.
The newspaper that has used the line, “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” since 1897, perhaps should have revisited that in recent years, maybe adding, “And a Bit of Propaganda Too.” Miller is just one of the failed products of The New York Times. Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of The New York Times, was called out in 2019 for plagiarism in her book, ironically called “The Merchants of Truth.” And how can we forget the infamous Jayson Blair story? His multiple infractions and fabrications/outright lies committed as a reporter at The New York Times were legendary.
Then last year, in a tremendous display showing how cojones-less The New York Times has become, senior management caved to the “woke” they’ve allowed into the publication and accepted the resignation of their editorial page editor, James Bennet, who had the audacity to run a reasonable and sound viewpoint by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). But to the zombified woke, they saw “The Horror.” One of the woke among the Times staff wrote: “Running this puts Black @NYTimes staff in danger.”
Good grief. The exaggeration, the hyperbole and the mindlessness stagger the rational mind.
The Times then added a lengthy editor’s note at the front of Cotton’s commentary. Given the extent of the newspaper’s descent into the abyss and the world of State-Run Media, it’s surprising they didn’t pull the piece.
This brings us back to Paul Krugman. In addition to his Times duties as a scribe, Krugman now fronts a “MasterClass” in which students can learn: “Really good economics has a kind of beauty to it, and it comes down to just two principles. $100 bills don’t lie in the street very long. The other is every sale is also a purchase — things add up.”
Towards the end of the promo teaser for the class, Krugman says, “Don’t let the crazies grind you down.”
Krugman is wholly unaware that he has become one of the crazies — not because of his MasterClass silliness, but for a variety of other missteps, to be explained, that put him squarely on the list of New York Times failures.
But before getting to his most egregious recent Proof of Madness, let’s revisit a few of his misses in his chosen field: economics.
Krugman was one of, granted, many cheerleaders for globalism. I’d wager, however, that the average American who works for a living understood that outsourcing jobs and importing labor offer no silver lining for American workers. Yet, a Yale graduate and Nobel Prize winner in Economics couldn’t figure that out. Journalist and author William Greider outlined many of Krugman’s failings in a piece for The Nation, “Why Was Paul Krugman So Wrong?”
Read too David Harsanyi’s Nov. 19, 2019, piece, “Paul Krugman: Always Wrong, Never in Doubt,” and you might start to think that the economist is an economist in name only, and that his prime directive has been to serve as a propagandist for Democrats, with the 2016–2020 goal of criticizing anything coming from the Trump administration. Wrote Harsanyi, “One of the nation’s leading doomsayers has been The New York Times’ perpetually mistaken Paul Krugman, who warned shortly after the 2016 election that Trump’s victory would trigger a global recession ‘with no end in sight.’”
Until the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the country and the world in 2020, “Trump’s economy” was booming.
Last year, Laurence B. Siegel, in a piece for Advisor Perspectives, “The Wisdom and Folly of Paul Krugman,” wrote in his review of Krugman’s book, “Arguing with Zombies,” that he couldn’t “in good conscience recommend this book, despite its occasional flashes of brilliance.” Siegel wrote:
“Winston Churchill has been quoted as saying, ‘A fanatic is someone who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.’ Along with Mark Twain and Albert Einstein, Churchill is claimed to have said just about everything worth saying. I don’t know if he said it, but it applies to Krugman, whose Johnny One-Note approach to political discourse is deeply annoying. Because of his obvious talent for a certain kind of economic analysis (he revolutionized economic geography in the 1980s), I just know he has the ability to discern good arguments from bad. Yet, in Arguing with Zombies, he mixes them with wild abandon.”
In a bit of a non sequitur, moving from the world of economics, last year Krugman said that child pornography being downloaded from his IP address “could be an attempt to Qanon me.”
With that as some backstory on Krugman, let’s move to Twitter, April 2021; wherein, we see the complete devolution of Krugman (@paulkrugman) into the truly crazy zone.
Here are three Krugman tweets of April 22:
“In the past few days I’ve been noticing a lot of what I think of as delusional whataboutism. It runs like this: ‘OK, maybe police are killing an innocent Black person every day or so, but what about all the killing and looting by BLM mobs?’ 1/
“This would be terrible even if the premise were true — the police, empowered by the law, are supposed to behave better than rioters. But the reality is that BLM protests were overwhelmingly peaceful 2/
“Yes, there were bad actors. There are always bad actors in any situation. But not many. The idea that our big cities were under threat is pure malevolent fantasy; BLM may have been the best-behaved protest movement in history 3/”
“Peaceful protests.” Uh, right. How many times has that lie been uttered? Add the famous Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman to the count! And when a reporter is standing in front of a burning building set ablaze by rioters, uh, “peaceful protestors,” that’s just one more example of a peaceful protest.
In 2020, there were 1,021 fatal police shootings. Of those, 457 were white, and 241 were black. In “The Truth About Police Shootings in America,” Dan O’Donnell and Daunte Wright write: “Nearly every single person police officers have shot and killed since The Washington Post started its comprehensive database has been armed, yet the popular misconception persists that law enforcement is killing unarmed black men at a staggering rate.”
One might think an economist would have a better grasp of data! And to think the Left and Rasputin over at Twitter HQ were concerned about Trump’s tweeting. What about this guy Krugman?
In response to another April 22 Krugman tweet, “In reality, given that GOP supporters believe that rampaging mobs burned and looted major cities — somehow without the people actually living in those cities noticing — getting them to see facts about something as abstract as the deficit is a hopeless cause,” National Review Online contributing editor Deroy Murdoch said, “Either this guy is lying, or he’s got some sort of clinical level state of denial, in which case I really recommend he go see a psychiatrist as soon as possible.”
But, it gets worse. On April 23:
“This is what right-wing politics is down to. It’s all false claims about evil liberals, which the base is expected to believe because it’s primed to believe in liberal villainy. They’re not even trying to engage on actual issues 3/
“With ‘replacement theory’ gaining ground, I thought I’d do some quick and dirty number crunching to confirm what I thought I knew. Using PRRI data on % saying undocumented immigrants should be deported, the most anti-immigrant states are those with few immigrants 1/
“This may be bc actually interacting with immigrants you tend to see them as human beings. It may also be bc tales of murdering rapists fly less where ppl can see they aren’t true 2/
“Similar to another thing I’m pretty sure is true: belief that BLM mobs sacked our cities prevails mainly in rural areas, where the reality isn’t in front of ppl’s noses 3/”
Amazing denial of reality by Mr. Krugman! Or, perhaps there’s more at play. As author Upton Sinclair wrote, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
More amazing to believe is that 4.6 million folks follow this guy on Twitter. But, if we’re to believe that 80 million people put a man of obviously diminished mental capacity and a woman who dropped out of the presidential race early, polling at only 3 percent, in the White House, I guess we can believe anything is possible — no matter how horrifying. Again, “The Horror.”
If we weren’t living in some alternative universe now, Paul Krugman would be fired for lying. That’s because in the real world The New York Times would practice ethical journalism and be a standard-bearer for high-integrity journalistic endeavors. Being fired is the right outcome for an employee who has put forth lies, not once, but repeatedly.
Yes, in a United States that hadn’t become a dystopian morass, Krugman would have been fired by now. But, alas, we are a dystopian mess.
The Nobel Prize folks should consider retracting his prize too.
But, alas, to repeat, we are a dystopian mess. And, the Nobel folks now are as woke as The New York Times, or maybe more woke … woker?
Advance to 2020, and the Nobel brain trust nominated the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement for the Nobel Peace Prize. There are so many examples that we are living George Orwell’s “1984.” But this nomination is a primo example. “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” Black Lives Matter, a Marxist movement that’s caused massive social erosion, hatred, destruction and violence is labeled a peace movement.
Among BLM’s early disruptions were shutting down the 101 and 405 freeways in Southern California and intersections in Beverly Hills. The results: PO’d drivers. Wow. That was really productive. And 2020 was BLM’s crown jewel year, as the movement produced chaos, anarchy and social unrest across the country. BLM also advanced the brilliant idea to “defund the police,” and got woke “leadership” in the Democrat party to “bend the knee.” Among the first was one of many feckless Democrat mayors, Eric Garcetti, the legacy mayor of Los Angeles, who indeed did whack the police budget on a force that already was too small for the size of the city.
And Krugman chooses to ignore the reality of BLM. Who is this guy’s master?
The BLM name itself, however, is pretty brilliant. It has a built-in element that one can’t say “no” to. If anyone rejects the organization — “No, I don’t support Black Lives Matter” — the default position is, “You are a racist!” Of course, that has become the default position on many topics, so the “r” word is becoming fairly meaningless, but the woke among us seem unaware of the word’s diminishing power.
The Nobel may become a case study one day in “brand destruction.” If the Nobel continues on its trajectory, at the current rate of destruction, will most people put any stock in this prize? Alfred Nobel started the prize, it’s been written, because he was criticized for his profiteering in arms. This ignited his altruistic side, and he left his fortune for the Nobel Prize. Wonder what Alfred would think of today’s awarding process, including an award to an economist who now appears detached from reality?
So it’s unlikely with the level of wokeness at the Nobel HQ that they will “cancel” Krugman. But aren’t there still some normal folks at The New York Times? Are there no ramifications anymore for lying? Surely yes? If so, it’s time for The New York Times to acknowledge that Krugman’s red button has popped out. He’s done.
Maria Fotopoulos writes about the connection between overpopulation and biodiversity loss, and occasionally about other issues (such as media failure) so outrageous they drive her to write in the tradition of her training — journalism. Contact her on FB @BetheChangeforAnimals.
Lying Media Existential Threat — Many, if not most, of the readers of this site are aware that it has been conclusively established Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick did not die at the hands of those protesting the stolen election, Jan. 6.
It had been initially reported that he had been beaten to death by a fire extinguisher. When that claim collapsed, it was said he died of an allergic reaction to a bear spray.
Well, the District of Columbia medical examiner has ruled he died of natural causes the day after the incident.
Leaving aside the strange delay in the ruling — this should have been easily established within hours of Sicknick’s death — the media outlets claiming a beating death also should have known, or been extremely skeptical, about that cause.
They weren’t, of course. They willfully lied. Why does anyone trust them?
Glenn Greenwald writes about how the media is no longer a conduit of necessary information but a propaganda tool for those who want to use the reins of government to acquire wealth and power.
His Substack content requires a subscription so you may not see the article. At $5 per month or $50 per year, we recommend subscribing.
In a related matter that is being freely broadcast to the world and just as directly establishes the corruption in journalism, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has revealed admitted willful lying by gatekeepers at CNN, especially with regard to Covid-19.
Please understand this: These people are literally trying to destroy this county with lies. You have an obligation to reject what they are saying. Disbelief should be the default.
Jim Garrison Prediction From 1967 — This is the next to last quote from Jim Garrison’s 1967 interview with Playboy Magazine regarding his investigation into the John Kennedy assassination while district attorney of New Orleans. Read it and weep.
Over the years, I guess I’ve developed a somewhat conservative attitude — in the traditional libertarian sense of conservatism, as opposed to the thumbscrew-and-rack conservatism of the paramilitary right — particularly in regard to the importance of the individual as opposed to the state and the individual’s own responsibilities to humanity. I don’t think I’ve ever tried to formulate this into a coherent political philosophy, but at the root of my concern is the conviction that a human being is not a digit; he’s not a digit in regard to the state and he’s not a digit in the sense that he can ignore his fellow men and his obligations to society.
I was with the artillery supporting the division that took Dachau; I arrived there the day after it was taken, when bulldozers were making pyramids of human bodies outside the camp. What I saw there has haunted me ever since. Because the law is my profession, I’ve always wondered about the judges throughout Germany who sentenced men to jail for picking pockets at a time when their own government was jerking gold from the teeth of men murdered in gas chambers.
I’m concerned about all of this because it isn’t a German phenomenon; it’s a human phenomenon. It can happen here, because there has been no change and there has been no progress and there has been no increase of understanding on the part of men for their fellow man. What worries me deeply, and I have seen it exemplified in this case, is that we in America are in great danger of slowly evolving into a proto-fascist state. It will be a different kind of fascist state from the one of the Germans evolved; theirs grew out of depression and promised bread and work, while ours, curiously enough, seems to be emerging from prosperity. But in the final analysis, it’s based on power and on the inability to put human goals and human conscience above the dictates of the state.
Its origins can be traced in the tremendous war machine we’ve built since 1945, the “military-industrial complex” that Eisenhower vainly warned us about, which now dominates every aspect of our life. The power of the states and Congress has gradually been abandoned to the Executive Department, because of war conditions; and we’ve seen the creation of an arrogant, swollen bureaucratic complex totally unfettered by the checks and balances of the Constitution.
In a very real and terrifying sense, our Government is the CIA and the Pentagon, with Congress reduced to a debating society. Of course, you can’t spot this trend to fascism by casually looking around. You can’t look for such familiar signs as the swastika, because they won’t be there. We won’t build Dachaus and Auschwitzes; the clever manipulation of the mass media is creating a concentration camp of the mind that promises to be far more effective in keeping the populace in line. We’re not going to wake up one morning and suddenly find ourselves in gray uniforms goose-stepping off to work. But this isn’t the test. The test is: What happens to the individual who dissents? In Nazi Germany, he was physically destroyed; here, the process is more subtle, but the end results can be the same.
I’ve learned enough about the machinations of the CIA in the past year to know that this is no longer the dreamworld America I once believed in. The imperatives of the population explosion, which almost inevitably will lessen our belief in the sanctity of the individual human life, combined with the awesome power of the CIA and the defense establishment, seem destined to seal the fate of the America I knew as a child and bring us into a new Orwellian world where the citizen exists for the state and where raw power justifies any and every immoral act.
I’ve always had a kind of knee-jerk trust in my Government’s basic integrity, whatever political blunders it may make. But I’ve come to realize that in Washington, deceiving and manipulating the public are viewed by some as the natural prerogatives of office. Huey Long once said, “Fascism will come to America in the name of anti-fascism.” I’m afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.
St Joe Cowards Persecute Greg Manco — Bob Small of Swarthmore sent us this link to a Philadelphia Weekly article about the plight of St. Joseph University math teacher Greg Manco.
Manco, who had taught at the school for 17 years, published this tweet on Feb. 17 questioning the wisdom of racial reparations.
Manco was placed on paid leave and is under investigation for expressing this opinion.
The tweet had been circulated among the school’s activist community with instructions to contact the school administrators to demand Manco’s firing.
The problem isn’t the activist community. Spoiled activists will spoil. It’s their nature. They can’t help it. The problem is the school administration for not dismissing the complaints out of hand. Cowards will coward you might say but we should never tolerate cowards in school administration or any type of leadership role.
The St. Joseph administrators are clearly cowards. They must be replaced.
With regard to racial reparations, it is a disgusting racist concept that must not be merely questioned but dismissed out of hand.
Congrats to PW for good journalism and to Bob for letting us know about it.