Sunday, August 05, 2018

French conservative Marion Maréchal Le Pen explains why feminists are hypocrites in brilliant 3 min speech

This goes back a while but it is very eloquent

NYT defends newly hired opinion writer with history of anti-white tweets

Apparently it’s tougher than it looks to find editorial writers without a history of racially charged tweets, judging from the recent experience of The New York Times.

Six months after giving the heave-ho to an opinion writer over her insensitive social media comments, the New York Times is standing by Sarah Jeong, its newly hired lead technology scribe on the editorial side, despite the racist skeletons in her Twitter feed.

In a statement, the newspaper chalked up her anti-white blasts, such as “white men are bulls–,” as a reaction to “frequent online harassment.”

“Her journalism and the fact that she is a young Asian woman have made her a subject of frequent online harassment,” The Times said. “For a period of time she responded to that harassment by imitating the rhetoric of her harassers.”

Her hiring was met Wednesday with a spate of criticism over more than a dozen hostile tweets, most from 2014, in which she referred to “[d]umbass f–ing white people” and declared, “oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.”

Times officials acknowledged that they were aware of her social media history before they offered her the editorial-board post, saying it came out during the vetting process.

“She sees now that this approach only served to feed the vitriol that we too often see on social media. She regrets it, and The Times does not condone it,” the statement said.

The newspaper also posted a statement from Ms. Jeong, a former senior writer at the Verge, in which she described her behavior as “counter-trolling.”

“As a woman of color on the internet, I have faced torrents of online hate, often along this vein,” she said, and gave examples in which someone called her a racial slur and another threatened to “sock you right in your lesbian face.”

As a result, she said, “I engaged in what I thought of at the time of counter-trolling. While it was intended as satire, I deeply regret that I mimicked the language of my harassers.”

After “candid conversations,” the Times said Ms. Jeong “understands that this type of rhetoric is not acceptable at The Times and we are confident that she will be an important voice for the editorial board moving forward.”

Ms. Jeong added: “These comments were not aimed at a general audience, because general audiences do not engage in harassment campaigns. I can understand how hurtful these posts are out of context, and would not do it again.”

The statement came after Twitchy ran a slew of her disparaging tweets along with comments from prominent conservatives.

“Creepy race obsessive,” said Townhall’s Guy Benson, while Glenn Beck asked, “What will the New York Times do here? Are these jokes? Out of context? Does it matter?”

The newspaper faced a similar situation in February after announcing the hiring of Wired’s Quinn Norton as its lead opinion writer on technology, which prompted a social media backlash over her description of white-nationalist internet troll Andrew Auernheimer as “a terrible person & an old friend.”

Ms. Norton had also “used slurs against gay people” and “retweeted a racial slur,” according to the newspaper.

Hours later, she announced that she would no longer join the newspaper, and editorial page editor James Bennet said they had decided “to go our separate ways.”


Outraged Veteran Openly Slams State Official Who Knelt During Pledge Of Allegiance

Outraged Vietnam War veteran Calvin Bunnell appeared on “Fox & Friends” Thursday, after scolding a Connecticut town official for kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance.

“It says on my shirt, ‘If you don’t like the flag, I will help you pack your bag and get the heck out of here,’” Bunnell told Haddam Democratic Selectwoman Melissa Schlag. “When you kneeled and turned your back on that flag, you turned it on half of this town.”

Schlag knelt during the Pledge of Allegiance at a town meeting on July 16 and then did it again on Monday. Bunnell was present at the Monday meeting to call her out for the second attempt.

“To me, the flag is supposed to represent the United States. And when somebody kneels down and does not respect it, it goes along with the national anthem. You’re supposed to stand up and present yourself to that situation as well as the flag,” Bunnell said on “Fox & Friends.”

Bunnell said there should be a sacred respect for the flag because it represents all the men and women who have sacrificed their lives, so other Americans could live free.

“It just doesn’t stand for the freedom but it also stands for all the gentlemen, ladies in the service that have been killed in the line of duty,” he continued. “And when somebody kneels down in front of it for me, it’s a very disrespectful thing because you should stand up and praise these people as well as that flag of the United States.”

Schlag was caught on tape disparaging her town of Haddam, calling it racist and fascist, according to Fox News, but Bunnell said it’s her right to say those things because soldiers fought and died to protect her freedom of speech.

“She said it. She had her freedom of speech,” Bunnell concluded. “She has her freedom of religion because of that flag and what that flag stood for with the veterans fighting for her natural rights and the Constitution.”


Aggressive blacks in Spain

Shocking moment black African street traders WHIP an American tourist with a belt ‘when he tries to stop them hurling insults at a woman pushing a pram’ in Barcelona

Shocking footage shows an American tourist being whipped by street traders in Barcelona during a violent brawl.

The man was reportedly set upon by the thugs in the Plaça de Catalunya after he intervened to stop them throwing insults at a woman pushing a pram.

Video filmed by a startled onlooker shows the group of men punching the unnamed victim, who is reportedly aged 45.

One of the attackers, wearing a white t-shirt and light brown shorts, then runs at the tourist and repeatedly whips him with his belt. He was said to be left with bleeding wounds after the attack and treated in hospital.

The clip ends with the victim running out of shot and horrified passersby rushing to break up the fight.

The woman with the pram had reportedly complained that the street traders had not left her enough space to cross the road.

There have been no arrests. Police are reportedly trying to speak to the American tourist about the attack.


Controversial speaker Lauren Southern forced to CANCEL event after venue backed out of hosting her

Lauren Southern has been slapped with a last-minute venue cancellation ahead of her New Zealand tour.  

The 23-year-old outspoken conservative arrived in the country on Thursday with her co-speaker Stefan Molyneux, following a controversial nationwide Australian 'free speech' tour.

The Powerstation venue in Auckland pulled out of hosting the pair just hours ahead of the Friday event, citing a disagreement with the speakers' message.

Venue locations are kept secret and only advised via SMS or email to ticket holders just 24 hours prior to each event.    

Powerstation venue owner Gabrielle Mullins said she had been contacted at short notice about hosting Southern and Molyneux and knew nothing about them until she received complaints.

'As soon as we found out, we weren't comfortable at all because it goes against quite a lot of things that we say,' Mullins told the NZ Herald. 'They can say whatever they want but personally I don't want it in my venue,' she said.

Southern took to Twitter, saying: 'One does not simply walk into a venue in New Zealand.'

Molyneux also expressed his disappointment, tweeting: 'It turns out that you cannot give a speech about free speech in New Zealand.'

Southern's agent, Caolan Robertson, told Newshub that they were unable to find another venue and Axiomatic Events confirmed via their website that 'due to circumstances beyond our control tonight's event in Auckland has been cancelled.'

On Thursday, Molyneux and Southern were pictured arriving at Auckland Airport, posing under a Māori carving at the Arrivals hall.   

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff banned the pair from using council venues, saying he did not want such spaces used to stir up ethnic tensions.

Protests were planned by anti-racism groups outside the Auckland venue. 

Police were seen on Friday conducting a security sweep at the Powerstation venue and said their main concern was for people's safety.

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway previously said he personally felt their views were repugnant but that there was no grounds to reject their visas.


Australia: 'Slowly but surely, everything's becoming more off-limits': Why this pork ad featuring an elderly couple could be BANNED as advertising watchdog cracks down on gender stereotypes

A pork advertisement featuring an elderly woman unwittingly shouting a sexual innuendo in the waiting room of a doctor's surgery could one day be banned.

The Australian Association of National Advertisers has released new guidelines banning gender stereotypes.

Under section 2.1 of its code of ethics, advertisers will be banned from portraying a woman cleaning up or a man struggling with being a father.

The advertising industry's director of policy and regulatory affairs Simone Brandon said this was so ads didn't 'unwittingly reinforce negative stereotypes'.

While the code won't prevent advertisers from showing men doing home renovations, an advertising agency behind a provocative pork industry commercial was worried it would make ads bland in future.

Monty Noble, a co-director of Noble Brands Worldwide, said he had had to justify almost every ad they've made for Australian Pork over the past decade.

'Slowly but surely, everything's becoming more off-limits,' he told Sydney radio 2GB broadcaster Ray Hadley today.

'I don't think we're fighting back as an industry enough in order to keep doing what we do best, which is promoting Australian brands and services.'

In one of his agency's funny commercials, an elderly woman unwittingly utters a sexual innuendo as her husband greets her in the waiting room of a doctor's surgery.

'Everything right?,' her husband asked.

She replied: 'Yep, but the doctor says we should pork more often.'

A secretary behind the desk of the doctor's surgery spits out her coffee.



Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the  incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.

American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of  other countries.  The only real difference, however, is how much power they have.  In America, their power is limited by democracy.  To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already  very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges.  They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did:  None.  So look to the colleges to see  what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way.  It would be a dictatorship.

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