All news is political (update)

March 2019 updates:

In the same week the media discovered Jussie Smollett faked a hate crime, they ignored: – A man charged with pulling a gun on a couple wearing MAGA hats – A 14 year old assaulted for wearing a MAGA hat – A woman being arrested for assault & battery against a man wearing a MAGA hat
  • Dutch newspaper NRC featured Donald Trump three times in its crossword puzzle (!). The suggestion was “Trump?” and the correct answers were: “conman”, “liar” and “racist
  • Dutch converted Muslim Arnoud van Doorn, who was a member of Geert Wilders’ Party For Freedom (PVV) in the past, threatened on Twitter that “if government doesn’t take firm action against islamophobia, a million Muslims in The Netherlands will take action themselves”. Newspaper De Telegraaf used the headline: “Former PVV-member Van Doorn alludes to violence”. It seems more relevant in this context that he is a Muslim, not a former PVV-member, but this way readers will see “PVV” and “violence” in the same sentence.
  • HuffPost UK ‘journalist’ Graeme Demianyk responds quite differently when a right-wing politician is hit with an egg thrown by a protester, than when the same thing happens to a left-wing politician:
  • “Journalists” from Vox, The Atlantic, NBC and others accused President Trump of lying, calling him “dumb and awful” for mentioning facts that sparked no such outrage when they were shared by left-wing outlets like NPR, Huffington Post and The Guardian. As demonstrated by Caleb Hull in a series of tweets.
  • Rolling Stone appears to have definitively forgotten that it is a music magazine, trying to turn far-left politicians into rock stars by putting Nacny Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Jahana Hayes on the cover.
  • A terror attack at the hands of a known radicalized Muslim in Amsterdam on March 16 was presented in the media as an ‘escalated dispute’. The jihadist connections of the Utrecht tram shooter were downplayed and his drug abuse amplified to suggest he was a ‘coked out psychopath’ rather than a jihadi terrorist. The suggestion is that all cocaine junkies end up yelling “Allahu Akbar” while shooting up innocent people in a tram, and that has nothing to do with Islam.
  • After the Ohio State terror attack in November 2016, Slate came to the defense of Somali refugees, insisting they shouldn’t be blamed for the actions of one. After the Christchurch terror attack, Slate insists that we should blame all white people: The Christchurch Shootings Should Implicate All White Australians (H/t Far Left Watch)
  • A writer for the Guardian and Rolling Stone sent out a tweet in which she said white people are not human (and suggested whiteness is a choice). Dehumanizing content is not allowed on Twitter, except when it’s aimed against whites, because so far the tweet is still up. She has tweeted in support of white genocide several times in the past, and since that did not get her in trouble with her regular employers, it is not likely that this will.
  • The young man who assaulted Australian senator Fraser Anning received glowing reviews in the media. His measured and appropriate response has been vilified as violent and irresponsible by the media and even all the way up to the country’s Prime Minister who suggested using the ‘full extent of the law’ against a man clearly shown to be acting in self defense. We are reminded of how the media treated the Covington High School kids:
  • A local Dutch newspaper describes the electoral success of Geert Wilders’ PVV (Party For Freedom) as an example of “right-wing extremism” being on the rise, without explaining why the party supposedly should be considered extremist.
  • The new right-wing, anti-establishment party in The Netherlands, Forum for Democracy (FvD), won big in provincial elections this month, becoming the largest party out of almost nowhere. Among the many responses was a special in MSM newspaper De Volkskrant in which five immigrants were interviewed to share their thoughts and feelings about this development. One of them, one Achraf el Johari, was presented as a student. He predictably compained about “white supremacy” and “racism”. What the newspaper failed to mention was that El Johari worked for and was a candidate for islamic political party DENK. Not the most objective of sources. The writer of the article could have easily known, first of all by simply researching the man’s name – but especially because she had already written a feature about him and his political activities last year.
  • David Brooks was given a platform in the New York Times to denounce scandal politics under the tell-tale headline We’ve All Just Made Fools of Ourselves — Again. He is honest enough to admit that those pushing the Russia collusion scandal owe President Trump an apology, explicitly calling out Beto O’Rourke, Adam Schiff, John Brennan and Rob Reiner. Apologies are not forthcoming, and I doubt any lessons have been learned, but we will see if history will not repeat itself. (It will.)
  • Brunei has announced it will introduce the death penalty for homosexuality and adultery, adhering to sharia law. CNN describes Brunei on Twitter as a “small southeast Asian kingdom”. Their new law was not inspired by it’s being small, southeast, Asian or a kingdom, but by it’s being an Islamic state. Still, CNN chose to omit that part of Brunei’s identity.
  • The GOP offers a small comparison of media attention for President Trump’s successes and the anti-Trump ‘Russian collusion’ conspiracy theory:

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