Fox Corporation becomes stand-alone company as Disney deal set to close

Fox Corporation becomes stand-alone company as Disney deal set to close  by Brian Flood (FoxNews)

Former DNC chair Donna Brazile to join Fox News by Caitlin Oprysko (Politico)

h/t  Scott of the Pacific

As a follow up to yesterdays post regarding Jeanine Pirro’s “Justice with  Judge Jeanine”, we see today that the deal to wholly acquire Fox and along with it,  its Fox News and Fox Business News channels – Disney is now in complete control.

Fox as well announced yesterday that they would be hiring Donna Brazile. Brazile is the former Chairwoman of the Democrat National Committee and a committed “Progressive”.

Fox has begun their lurch to the Left (which they would likely call “toward the middle”).

From Caitlin Oprysko of Politico:

Brazile in a statement said she was “delighted” to join the network and said she was eager to represent Democrats for Fox News viewers, who she argued don’t “hear enough from Democrats.”

Brazile continued:

if we’ve learned anything from the 2016 election, it is that we can’t have a country where we don’t talk to those who disagree with our political views.”

Oprysko added:

“Brazile had been a longtime commentator on networks like ABC and CNN. The latter severed ties with Brazile just weeks before the election after WikiLeaks published emails in which she tipped off members of Hillary Clinton’s campaign about questions at a debate and town hall during the Democratic primary.

Rubbish! Clearly we can see from Ms. Brazile’s past, she is an unrepentant Hillary Clinton supporter.  The motivation for this move at Fox seems beyond suspect. It would seem this hire is all about Disney promoting their PC agenda.  Along with David Evans’ post of yesterday, Conservatives face a tough fight as Big Tech’s censorship expands, we see a subtle, but steady move by huge corporate global entities to insure their elite power and status.

As I said in the previous post, this does not bode well for real vs. “fake news”.  Time will tell.

Calling Out Around the World

Calling Out Around the World, by Mark Steyn.

All jihad is local, but all “Islamophobia” is global. So, if a Muslim of Afghan origin shoots up a gay nightclub in Florida and kills 49 people, that’s just one crazed loner and no broader lessons can be discerned from his act.

On the other hand, if a white guy shoots up two mosques in New Zealand and kills 50 people, that indicts us all, and we need to impose worldwide restraints on free speech to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

I’m ecumenical enough to mourn the dead in both gay clubs and mosques, but I wonder why we are so conditioned to accept Islamic terror as (in the famous words of London mayor Sadiq Khan) “part and parcel of living in a big city” that it is only the exceptions to the rule that prompt industrial-scale moral preening from politicians and media. …

London mayor Sadiq Khan

After the Islamic terror attack in Melbourne four months ago, Muslim community leaders refused to meet with Aussie Prime Minister Scott Morrison because of all the systemic Islamophobia. After the Christchurch attack, the same Muslim community leaders are demanding a meeting with Morrison because of all the, er, systemic Islamophobia. …

Things are changing faster than you think. The urge to change New Zealand’s gun laws might be politely excused as a reflexive response to the means by which an appalling attack was carried out. But the demand throughout the west to restrict both private gun ownership and free speech are indicative of a more calculated clampdown, and of broader assumptions about control of the citizenry on all fronts. In the transition to the new assumptions, we are approaching a tipping point, in which the authorities of the state (as in the average British constabulary’s Twitter feed) are ever more openly concerned to clamp down on you noticing what’s happening rather than on what is actually happening.

It’s the Birthrates

It’s the Birthrates, by Jim Goad.

When Omar Mateen murdered 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub in 2016, the mainstream press resolutely ignored the fact that during the shooting, he dialed 911 and claimed he was doing it in Allah’s name; nope, they twisted the narrative and blamed it on Donald Trump and the white-male homophobia whose flames he allegedly stokes. For better or worse — from where I stand, it’s far, far worse — we are occupied by an academic/media complex which refuses to blame Muslims for anything.

Now, with Brenton Tarrant’s alleged death toll at one body higher than Mateen’s, and with Tarrant explicitly proclaiming that he did it to curb Muslim population growth and to frighten them all the way back to their ancestral homelands, you can bet your every last worthless Federal Reserve Note that for the next year at least, we will continue to be forcibly spoon-fed the notion that white-male terrorism is the big threat and that any time white males even notice that the reigning cultural climate is hostile toward white males, blood will inevitably be spilled, because white males are violent monsters and there’s absolutely nothing racist about that statement.

For the family and friends of those murdered in the attack, their pain is understandable. For Westerners who like to feel good about themselves by making public displays of empathy for Muslims … this is a golden opportunity to bask in masochistic righteousness.

Conservatives face a tough fight as Big Tech’s censorship expands

Conservatives face a tough fight as Big Tech’s censorship expands, by Donald Trump Jr.

As Big Tech’s censorship of conservatives becomes ever more flagrant and overt … Our right to freely engage in public discourse through speech is under sustained attack, necessitating a vigorous defense against the major social media and internet platforms.

From “shadowbans” on Facebook and Twitter, to demonetization of YouTube videos, to pulled ads for Republican candidates at the critical junctures of election campaigns, the list of violations against the online practices and speech of conservatives is long.

I certainly had my suspicions confirmed when Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, “accidentally” censored a post I made regarding the Jussie Smollett hoax, which consequently led to me hearing from hundreds of my followers about how they’ve been having problems seeing, liking or being able to interact with my posts. Many of them even claimed that they’ve had to repeatedly refollow me, as Instagram keeps unfollowing me on their accounts.

While nothing about Big Tech’s censorship of conservatives truly surprises me anymore, it’s still chilling to see the proof for yourself. If it can happen to me, the son of the president, with millions of followers on social media, just think about how bad it must be for conservatives with smaller followings and those who don’t have the soapbox or media reach to push back when they’re being targeted? …

How?

Facebook appears to have deliberately tailored its algorithm to recognize the syntax and style popular among conservatives in order to “deboost” that content. “Mainstream media,” “SJW” (Social Justice Warrior) and “red pill” — all terms that conservatives often use to express themselves — were listed as red flags, according to the former Facebook insider. …

This future is looming:

Left unchecked, Big Tech and liberal activists could construct a private “social credit” system — not unlike what the communists have nightmarishly implemented in China — that excludes outspoken conservatives from wide swaths of American life simply because their political views differ from those of tech executives.

Americans Are Divided by Their Views on Race, Not Race Itself

Americans Are Divided by Their Views on Race, Not Race Itself, by Eric Kaufmann in the New York Times.

The country is not divided by racial conflict, but by conflict over racial ideology. This is a crucial difference — and it is also grounds for optimism. …

“White” is a description of a person’s race, whereas feelings about whether whites are privileged or whether diversity makes the country stronger are part of a person’s racial ideology.

Liberal whites — not minorities — are setting the tone on these issues.

Says a lot:

Christchurch Massacre: Yes, It’s Terrorism, Yes, It’s Tragic—and Yes, Elites Could Halt It, By Halting Immigration. But They Won’t.

Christchurch Massacre: Yes, It’s Terrorism, Yes, It’s Tragic—and Yes, Elites Could Halt It, By Halting Immigration. But They Won’t. By Peter Brimelow.

Although apparently the act of an individual, it was terrorism, in the sense that the alleged perpetrator, Brenton Tarrant, consciously used the what Leftists used to extoll as “propaganda of the deed” to achieve a specific political goal.

And it is a tragedy, in the sense that it was predictable and preventable, but no-one listened.

The good news: massacres like this, and the Muslim atrocities that apparently provoked Tarrant, are still preventable — by ending mass Third World immigration. The bad news: Western elites just won’t do it. They prefer repressing the white host nations. But it won’t work.

In a peculiarly religious act of anathematization, Tarrant’s manifesto seems to have been largely scrubbed from the internet. This in itself shows how completely Cultural Marxist totalitarianism has displaced classical liberalism in Western elite ideology — none of this Brandeis-type nonsense about sunlight being the best disinfectant. …

But it is not “coverage” but objective reality that will “set someone off” tomorrow.

According to the 2013 census, the number of New Zealanders who identify as Muslim was 46,149. …

The Muslim population increased six-fold between 1991 and 2006…

This immigration-fueled growth is extraordinary. It raise the question: what does the New Zealand government think it’s doing? …

It’s an unfortunate fact (for the Left) that “genocide” as defined by the United Nations doesn’t just mean extermination, but also displacement. …

For the record, I do second the PC bleatings of Rod Dreher — and also his substantive point:

One of the biggest lies we hear whenever there is a mass terror attack, such as the one against New Zealand’s Muslims, is that the killing was “senseless.” It’s not without reason when ISIS does it, and it’s not without reason when people like Brenton Tarrant, the alleged NZ shooter, do it.

The acts are evil, but not senseless; there is a rationale for what they do….

Everything Tarrant identifies as qualities of a disintegrating Western civilization is true. You may think that declining numbers of ethnic Europeans is a good thing, or something that has no particular moral meaning. But it really is happening…

It is simply bizarre to think that all Europeans are going to acquiesce gently in the overwhelming of their nations by immigrants in this century.

Muslim immigrants mostly vote left. No debate allowed. Coincidence? You decide…

Open season on dissenters such as Fraser Anning

Open season on dissenters such as Fraser Anning, via Michael Smith.

Those who attack Fraser Anning are rewarded — Egg Boi’s GoFundMe site is up to $59,932:

‘EggBoi’ Will Connolly won’t press charges against Senator Fraser Anning, by Tess Akerman.

The teen known as “EggBoi” has no plans to press charges against Senator Fraser Anning and his supporters over their violent reaction to his smashing an egg on the senator’s head on Saturday, his lawyer said.

NZ Threatens 10 Years In Prison For ‘Possessing’ Mosque Shooting Video

NZ Threatens 10 Years In Prison For ‘Possessing’ Mosque Shooting Video, by Tyler Durden.

New Zealand authorities have reminded citizens that they face up to 10 years in prison for “knowingly” possessing a copy of the New Zealand mosque shooting video – and up to 14 years in prison for sharing it. …

Popular New Zealand Facebook group Wellington Livenotes that “NZ police would like to remind the public that it is an offence to share an objectional publication which includes the horrific video from yesterday’s attack. If you see this video, report it immediately. Do not download it. Do not share it. If you are found to have a copy of the video or to have shared it, you face fines & potential imprisonment.” …

Meanwhile in the UK:

On Saturday afternoon, a 24-year-old man from Oldham was arrested on suspicion of sending malicious communications in support of the mosque attacks. It is unclear what he is alleged to have written.

The Greater Manchester Police said in a statement that they “became aware of a post on social media making reference and support for the terrible events in New Zealand,” adding “Police have made urgent enquiries and a man aged 24 from the Oldham area is now under arrest on suspicion of sending malicious communications.”

And back in NZ the police have also been busy protecting citizens from certain information:

An 18-year-old man was denied bail at a court in New Zealand on Monday after he was charged with distributing a live stream of the mass shooting at a mosque last week, the New Zealand Herald reported. …

The teen was initially charged with publishing material insulting other races and ethnicities but that charge was withdrawn and replaced by the two new charges on Monday.

We live in a free, open, and tolerant societies where public policy is made by listening to what everyone has to say and then rationally choosing an evidence-based solution, everyone is given equal opportunity, and the law is applied equally to all. Are still we allowed to say that in Australia, comrade?

The propaganda effort and the response of the political class over the Christchurch terrorist massacre have been massive. And so very different from responses to the tens of Islamic terrorist massacres in the West. Yet somehow, both cases get turned into concern for protecting Muslims, and open-hating-season for those on the right. Don’t you get suspicious when they say every problem has the same solution, a solution that just happens to benefit them?

Dutch police arrest suspect over tram shooting that left three dead, five injured in Utrecht, by the ABC.

Dutch police have arrested a man of Turkish origin suspected of being involved in a shooting in Utrecht that killed three people and wounded five, city authorities say. …

But hours after the shooting, the gunman’s motive remained unclear.

Scarcely even rates as “news” now, does it?

A reader notes:

In other news, a female colleague (very non-PC) said she went to a meeting last week with public servants up here from Canberra. Three men and her. The public servants apologised to her at the beginning of the meeting that there weren’t more women present. She’s far too smart to day anything but thought they were total fools.

Bizarro-World Media

Bizarro-World Media, by Anonymous at Steve Sailer’s.

Watching the MSM reaction to the Christchurch Massacre is like watching the Bizarro-World reaction to Islamic Massacres.

1) As soon as it happened everyone started calling the perpetrator a terrorist, which was 100% accurate given his elaborate streaming setup. But a Muslim can hack people to death while shouting Allahu Ackbar and we really need to wait until all the facts are in, preferably until people forget about it.

2) Muslim terrorists are lone wolves who have noting to do with Islam but any time a white (or even partly-white guy) engages in terrorist behaviour, it’s part of a worldwide movement that somehow combines Islamophobes, White Nationalists, incels and 4chan, no matter how tenuous the links are.

In fact, many Islamic terrorists in the west are the exact equivalent of Breivik and apparently this guy …[and] …people who got all their ideas from a specific messed-up corner of the internet but never attended a training camp of any kind or are part of a large network of co-conspirators.

3) MSM gatekeepers are doing their best not to give viewers any information that might cast Islam in a negative light. During a Canadian round-table on the CBC, the talking heads pointed out the unmistakable reference to Alexandre Bissionette on the terrorist’s gun case, while leaving viewers to wonder what “For Rotherham” meant.

CH:

It’s obvious that the media abides an institutional racial double standard in how mass shootings and terrorist acts are reported. This double standard has the appearance of a coordinated operation, but it needn’t be to achieve the same effect. All you’d require is a media vastly overstaffed with [PC liberals] who think alike. …

I find that the reporting on these mass shootings follows a trend.
If shooter was nonwhite, it’s a news blurb then quickly forgotten.
If the shooter was white, it’s a few days of “diversity & inclusion” sanctimony and goodwhite virtue signaling, plus candlelight vigils, but no in-depth, exploratory reporting of motives. …

The media DOES NOT WANT anyone to know that the Whites who died at the hands of moslem terrorists is what motivated the NZ shooter. That muddies the anti-White narrative more than a bit, because it calls attention to a fundamental question: If there wasn’t so much moslem terrorism, there wouldn’t be an occasional White backlash. …

Polling over many years clearly shows that a significant minority to an outright majority of Moslems all over the world say in surveys that they support the actions of Islamic terrorists who target infidels.

In stark contrast, there is barely a tiny fraction of a percent of Whites who support the actions of lone wolf White terrorists. …

Islamic terrorism feeds off a vast network of social support and leaders who will excuse their violent foot soldiers. …

White reactionary terrorism enjoys none of that. They are almost entirely lone wolf attacks with no support from kin or clan, and no supportive social structure or tacit state encouragement to energize them.

Jeanine Pirro’s Show Won’t Air on Fox Saturday After Remarks About Ilhan Omar

Jeanine Pirro’s Show Won’t Air on Fox Saturday After Remarks About Ilhan Omar by Joshua Caplan (Breitbart)

Hypocrisy: The theme of the day will be the rank hypocrisy of politicians and their all too willing sycophantic news media.

Fox is no exception!

For most of the previous week, the MSM has over and over again run cover for Congresswoman Omar and her unrepentant anti-Semitism. The Democrat Party and the MSM are so terrified that their coalition of the fringes will fall apart, they’ve jeopardized their most reliable donor class in America — Liberal Jews.

Why? The Left is so sure that they’ll prevent a defection of their donor sources, that to keep the illusion that they’re the party of inclusion, they’re willing to risk this awful dance with the devil. The word hubris comes to mind. Eventually, as we pointed out in a previous post (Trump Echoes Jexodus: ‘Jewish People are Leaving the Democratic Party’), American Jews will wake up to being fleeced by former friends while being escorted to the gallows. History, we hope, will not repeat itself.

Time and again, Omar, Tlaib and Ocasio-Cortez have been called out for what could be seen as nothing less than blatant demonization and persecution of Israel and Jews in general across the US.

Does this matter? No, not if you’re a Democrat. (Or any Western Democracy’s version of the Left.)

So who’s the victim?  Jeanine Pirro, the outspoken critic of what she correctly sees as the hypocrisy of the Left, calls them out with facts. Who is punished? Why she is of course!  Yet again, the Left uses Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and George Orwell’s “1984” as their playbook.  Alinsky and his direct disciples (click on links!), Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton would be pleased, Orwell would not.

Disney acquired the lion’s share of Fox in December of 2017. The young Murdoch sons have a clearly different view on being part of the “in crowd” than their Fox-News-founding father, Rupert Murdoch.  What remains of “news” in the journalistic world will slowly but surely leave what was actually once the middle of the road. The left has pulled their constituents that far off the center. Fox will inevitably now — as a news corporation under the aegis of Disney — move further and further to the left.

Disney’s Leftist Credentials: Top 5 Companies Owned by Disney (DIS) The once “family friendly” entertainment giant has made the leap. Have you seen the ABC news in the USA? Virulently anti Trump. Have you seen the recent Star Wars franchise films? Counter cultural and implied political statements galore. Have you watched ESPN? They of the famous, “take a knee” promoting that America is racist? Need I say more? Well yes, it needs to be said and shown. This attack and its capitulation may be more orchestrated than the paranoia it engenders calls for, but you be the judge (I suppose the pun is intended).

The Big Three and the lesser known pundits of Fox:  Many readers are aware of the opinion shows on Fox News starring Tucker Carlson (Tucker Carlson Tonight),  Sean Hannity (The Sean Hannity Show), and Laura Ingraham’s (The Ingraham Angle),  but their Saturday shows featuring Jesse Waters (Waters World), Greg Gutfeld (The Greg Gutfeld Show), Ex-pat Brit, Steve Hilton (The Next Revolution) and Jeanine Pirro’s (Justice with Jeanine) are lesser known. Perhaps the most brilliant amongst them is Mark Levins’ (Life Liberty and Levin). If Levin did an hour of punditry on Fox rather than his interview style show, the Left would come after him with everything they’ve got. Over the years they’ve tried as he has one of the most popular syndicated talk radio shows, but he’s too smart for them and literally “Out Foxed” the Lefts attempt at bringing him down.

The Left has repeatedly tried and failed to take down Carlson, Hannity and Ingraham, so now their attention will be directed at the somewhat lesser known, but potentially easier targets.  They succeeded in tempering Judge Andrew Napolitano (a Fox News contributor) and now they’ve bigger fish to fry. For our readers interest, Napolitano has been completely vindicated in follow up investigations. Trump was surveilled. Whether you want to call it “wire tapped” or not, the deep state indeed via FISA warrant abuse, illegally surveilled Trump and his associates.

On to Judge Jeanine Pirro:  Pirro is a a former US Federal prosecutor and was a no nonsense Judge.  She “calls them as she see them”, a line she uses frequently on her show.

So What Did She Say?

“Think about it. Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”

The first sentence is a statement of irrefutable fact. The second, an opinion based on the fact. Something for debate and discussion? Not if you’ve made your bed with the “intersectional” devil. For those of you not familiar with the term “intersectionality”, here is an excerpt from the wiki page on it:

The term intersectionality was coined by Black feminist scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989. ”Intersectionality“ represents an analytic framework that attempts to identify how interlocking systems of power impact those who are most marginalized in society.[1]Intersectionality considers that various forms of social stratification, such as class, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, disabilityand gender, do not exist separately from each other but are woven together. While the theory began as an exploration of the oppression of women of color within society, today the analysis is potentially applied to all social categories, including social identities usually seen as dominant when considered independently.

In her own defense against her own network:

Fox News denounced Pirro’s comments last Sunday, saying in a statement: “We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar. They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.

The network released a separate statement from Pirro, who said her intent was not to suggests Muslims could not be loyal to the U.S. “I’ve seen a lot of comments about my opening statement from Saturday night’s show and I did not call Rep. Omar un-American. My intention was to ask a question and start a debate, but of course because one is Muslim does not mean you don’t support the Constitution,” said the conservative host. “I invite Rep. Omar to come on my show any time to discuss all of the important issues facing America today.”

In a nutshell: Call out the Left and their acolytes and YOU’RE the bigot. Call the Left out for their blatant bigotry and YOU’RE the bigot. In other words, “Orange Man Bad” is their political philosophy and anyone seen on the side of Donald Trump is to be destroyed.  You’re not just wrong, you’re a bad person. How dare you!

This isn’t even a zero sum game:  It’s worse.  It’s the classic, “damned if you do and damned if you don’t”.

With Fox News’ current line up, we’ll see at least a counter weight to the Left. How long can it be that either by attrition, retirement or some unforeseen incident (As happened to Bill O’Reilly being “Me Too’ed” out of a job, before the news is all “Doublespeak” and “Newspeak”?  I suspect we of the realist camp are in for a very bumpy ride.

Judge Jeanine will likely be back soon, but she’s received a warning from the new bosses in town. It doesn’t bode well for Western media and its future.

Milo Yiannopoulos banned from entering Australia following Christchurch shooting comments

Milo Yiannopoulos banned from entering Australia following Christchurch shooting comments, by the ABC.

“Yiannopoulos’s comments on social media regarding the Christchurch terror attack are appalling and foment hatred and division,” [Immigration Minister David Coleman] said. …

Yiannopoulos had been planning to “come roaring back in 2019” after what he said were a miserable past few years in which he had been de-platformed, censored and announced he was broke.

“I am one of the most censored and most lied-about people in the world,” he said.

“Even my fans sometimes believe things about me that aren’t true, because journalists lie more about me than perhaps anyone else in America.”

So what did Milo say that got him banned? The ABC doesn’t even say. Presumably they don’t want you to know.

They are happy enough to tell us that Milo thinks Islam is barbaric but not that he rejects violence. Why withhold one and not the other?

In a Facebook post overnight, Mr Yiannopoulos said [Candace] Owens had “nothing to do with what happened” in New Zealand and appeared to blame the left for the deadly assault.

“People aren’t radicalised by their own side. They get pushed to the far-right by the left, not by others on the right,” Mr Yiannopoulos wrote in a post that has since been shared widely.

“Attacks like this happen because the establishment panders to and mollycoddles extremist leftism and barbaric, alien religious cultures. Not when someone dares to point it out.”

Mr Yiannopoulos noted in the post that he rejected political violence.

The left calls non-left people worse than that every day. If you disagree with their favourite scientific theory you may be likened to a paedophile, asbestos company, or Nazi killer.

I would remind readers that Milo is gay. Some cultures judge that as barbaric.

Could a senator like Fraser Anning be expelled from Parliament for offensive statements?

Could a senator like Fraser Anning be expelled from Parliament for offensive statements? By the Anne Twomey on the Conversation and repeated on the ABC.

In the wake of comments about the Christchurch massacre, members of the public have raised the question of whether a senator can be expelled from the Senate for making offensive statements.

Ohhh they want to. Again, they didn’t report what he said. Not for our ears. Free speech is only for the politically correct.

Found out what Anning said:

Is not truth a sufficient defense? Or free speech?

Have leftists declared open season on Fraser Anning?