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Cancel culture or lagging sales? Pat Gray weighs in on why major retailers dropped ‘My Pillow’

Cancel culture strikes again? While major retailer attribute their decision to stop carrying the “My Pillow” to lagging sales, Pat Gray believes “My Pillow” creator Mike Lindell’s political views might be to blame.

On Friday’s show, Pat covered a USA Today article that detailed a decision made by major retailers like Bed Bath and Beyond, HEB, Wayfair, and Kohl’s that they would no longer carry the item in their stores.

“Just got off the phone – not five minutes ago. Kohl’s, all these different places. … These guys don’t understand,” Lindell said in the interview. “They were good partners. In fact, I told them, ‘You guys come back anytime you want.'”

Pat jokingly expressed how he would have handled it if his product was dropped the way the My Pillow was. He also expressed his view, that Lindell’s open support for Donald Trump over the past few years could be to blame.

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My Pillow Under Attack Again!

My Pillow is under attack again! Cancel culture continues to come for anyone who supported Donald Trump.

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New York Times cancels editor’s contract after outrage over one tweet about Joe Biden

The New York Times fired an editor after one tweet she posted that appeared to express joy and excitement over the inauguration of President Joe Biden.

HuffPost contributor Yashar Ali reported that two sources confirmed on Friday that the Times had cancelled Lauren Wolfe’s contract after an outpouring of ridicule over her tweet.

On Tuesday, Wolfe tweeted that she had chills from seeing the landing of Biden’s plane in Maryland ahead of his inauguration.


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In a second tweet, she falsely accused the former Trump administration of refusing to send a military plane to bring Biden to the capital.

“The pettiness of the Trump admin for not sending a military plane to bring him to DC as is tradition is mortifying. Childish,” she tweeted.

She later deleted that tweet after being informed that Biden had indeed been offered a military plane but refused it in favor of a private flight.

Wolfe then defended her “chills” tweet from her critics by claiming that she had meant to express her awe at the history of the moment.

“I’m shocked that you all don’t feel the importance. Such historical events are deeply moving and thrilling. This attempt to s**t on me is nothing more than shortsighted presumption,” she responded to one critic.

“So a bunch of people think me being excited for the transfer of power tomorrow is somehow disgusting/idiotic/against journalism. It’s a shame. We should all be interested on historical moments,” she added in another tweet.

In another tweet, she asked, “I have to wonder: Is there some gross organizing to come after journalists they think are not objective?”

After an outpouring of mockery and outrage, Wolfe deleted more of her tweets, and then completely deactivated her account on the social media platform.

Many saw the tweet as the latest example of the double standard from the mainstream media in relation to Republicans and Democrats.

Here’s more about Inauguration Day:


After pledging unity Biden is set to undo Trump policies through Executive Order

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Writers, Of All People, Are Now Censors

This article was originally published by Jon Rappoport at Activist Post. 

It had to happen.

People who call themselves WRITERS are signing a letter pressuring publishers to ban Trump, and anyone who has worked for him:

Do not publish a Trump memoir. Stay away from him.

The letter was penned by Barry Lyga. Who?

LA Times, January 15 [1]: “More than 250 authors, editors, agents, professors and others in the American literary community signed an open letter this week opposing any publisher that signs book deals with President Donald Trump or members of his administration.”

“Former DC Comics president Paul Levitz, journalist Sarah Weinman and ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ author Celeste Ng are among signatories to the letter, written by novelist Barry Lyga and titled ‘No Book Deals for Traitors’.”

“’We all love book publishing, but we have to be honest — our country is where it is in part because publishing has chased the money and notoriety of some pretty sketchy people, and has granted those same people both the imprimatur of respectability and a lot of money through sweetheart book deals,’ the letter read. ‘We affirm that participation in the administration of Donald Trump must be considered a uniquely mitigating criterion for publishing houses when considering book deals’.”

“’ Consequently, we believe: No participant in an administration that caged children, performed involuntary surgeries on captive women, and scoffed at science as millions were infected with a deadly virus should be enriched by the almost rote largesse of a big book deal. And no one who incited, suborned, instigated, or otherwise supported the January 6, 2021 coup attempt should have their philosophies remunerated and disseminated through our beloved publishing houses’.”

Beloved publishing houses? I’m sure no writer, in the last ten thousand years, has ever used that phrase.

Are the author, and the signers of this letter, down on their knees, looking for their own book deals?

Since the invention of language, writers have fought to win the freedom to WRITE without interference. In the process, they’ve been arrested, charged, prosecuted, convicted, imprisoned, tortured, and murdered. That’s the history of the war.

And now this little venal band of scum—writers—wants censorship.

Here’s a chapter from that history; Giordano Bruno, 16th-century Dominican friar, poet, and philosopher. For teaching a theory of reincarnation, for stating the universe was infinite, for discussing the possibility of life on other planets, on February 17, 1600, in the Campo de’ Fiori Square, “field of flowers,” the Roman Church burned him at the stake.

Yes, this happened. It wasn’t a Netflix movie. It was one stop along the way in the war for freedom.

But all right. These contemporary buffoons want to cancel Trump. Fine. Who’s next?

What about beloved Obama? I have evidence to support retroactive censorship against him. All his books, wherever they can be found, should be assembled in a great pile, in Freedom Plaza, and burned.

His publishers should demand the return of all advances and royalties, and if Obama can’t come up with the cash, a court should empower the publishers to take over his homes and sell them off.

The evidence?

The Guardian, January 9, 2017, “America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama’s reign,” by Medea Benjamin [2]:

“…in 2016 alone, the Obama administration dropped at least 26,171 bombs. This means that every day last year, the US military blasted combatants or civilians overseas with 72 bombs; that’s three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day.”

“While most of these air attacks were in Syria and Iraq, US bombs also rained down on people in Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan. That’s seven majority-Muslim countries.”

“One bombing technique that President Obama championed is drone strikes. As drone-warrior-in-chief, he spread the use of drones outside the declared battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, mainly to Pakistan and Yemen. Obama authorized over 10 times more drone strikes than George W Bush, and automatically painted all males of military age in these regions as combatants, making them fair game for remote-controlled killing.”

“President Obama has claimed that his overseas military adventures are legal under the 2001 and 2003 authorizations for the use of military force passed by Congress to go after al-Qaida. But today’s wars have little or nothing to do with those who attacked the United States on September 11, 2001.”

“Given that drones account for only a small portion of the munitions dropped in the past eight years, the numbers of civilians killed by Obama’s bombs could be in the thousands. But we can’t know for sure as the administration, and the mainstream media has been virtually silent about the civilian toll of the administration’s failed interventions.”

“In May 2013, I interrupted President Obama during his foreign policy address at the National Defense University. I had just returned from visiting the families of innocent people killed by US drone attacks in Yemen and Pakistan, including the Rehman children who saw their grandmother blown to bits while in the field picking okra.”

“Speaking out on behalf of grieving families whose losses have never been acknowledged by the US government, I asked President Obama to apologize to them. As I was being dragged out, President Obama said: ‘The voice of that woman is worth paying attention to’.”

“Too bad he never did.”

If you petty little band of censors—who call yourselves writers—want to shut down Trump, then you have to go after Obama.

And then GW Bush, and Clinton, and so on. Don’t stop there.

There are lots of American politicians you can assail, going back to the 17th century.

You’re every censor who ever existed. You think you’ve got a special case in Trump. You don’t have a clue.

You don’t know anything about the history of writers.

I wouldn’t trade three dried-out yak turds for one of your books.

But those books won’t be censored. That’s how generous and consoling freedom is. I could say you should try freedom yourselves, but I know better than that.

I see who you are.

Miniature gargoyles, peddling your virtue-signaling inquisition.

SOURCES:

[1] https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2021-01-15/book-world-signs-letter-to-block-trump-book-deals

[2] https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/09/america-dropped-26171-bombs-2016-obama-legacy

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Pro-Trump actress Kristy Swanson: If ‘MY PRESIDENT’ is deleted from ‘Home Alone 2,’ then cut me out of ‘Pretty in Pink,’ ‘Ferris Bueller’

On the heels of the recent left-wing outcry to scrub President Donald Trump from his scene with Macaulay Culkin in “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” — apparently since doing so would soothe triggered psyches across the fruited plain — conservative actress Kristy Swanson is calling the left’s bluff:

“If Cancel Culture is really going to have Donald J. Trump removed from the John Hughes movie ‘Home Alone,’ then in support of MY PRESIDENT, I’d like to have myself officially removed from the John Hughes’ films, ‘Pretty In Pink’ and ‘Ferris Buhler’s [sic] Day Off,'”
Swanson tweeted Friday.

Hughes — the iconic creative force behind numerous teen-oriented flicks of the 1980s — directed “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and wrote “Pretty in Pink.” He produced “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”

In the latter movie, Trump makes a cameo and offers directions to Culkin’s famous young character Kevin McCallister in the Plaza Hotel, which Trump owned in the early 1990s. Culkin has
applauded calls for Trump getting deleted from the scene.

Left-wing Hollywood hits back

For sticking her neck out amid the current firestorm of left-wing rage at Trump supporters since the Jan. 6 rioting at the U.S. Capitol, emboldened Hollywood elites snapped back at Swanson on Twitter:

Anything else?

Swanson hasn’t been afraid to show her support for Trump supporter or her conservative politics. In 2019 she took issue with a teacher at her son’s school who allegedly wouldn’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

The same year she starred with fellow conservative Dean Cain in a stage show featuring readings of anti-Trump text messages between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page. It will come as no surprise that there were death threats:

It would be a shame if Swanson’s brief but hilarious scene from “Ferris Bueller” — during which she dialogues with another political conservative, Ben Stein — was cut. Here it is:


My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend…

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Far-left actress Debra Messing threatens news networks if they ever hire, interview Kayleigh McEnany: ‘#Deplatform Hate’

Far-left actress Debra Messing — who doubles as a card-carrying enemy of President Donald Trump — is setting her sights on one of Trump’s closest confidants: White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

Well, at least news networks that hire McEnany or put her on screen as a panelist:

“If I ever see @kayleighmcenany on a panel on a news show or hired by a network, I am immediately ceasing to support every single advertiser on that network,” Messing tweeted Monday, asking her 684,000 followers to retweet if they agree. She added a ‘Deplatform Hate’ hashtag to boot.

Indeed, cancel culture has been in overdrive following U.S. Capitol rioting earlier this month, with left-wing politicians, journalists, and CEOs of social media sites and Internet empires circling the wagons around conservatives and threatening to obliterate them into oblivion unless they speak the right way.

How did folks react to Messing’s latest Twitter barrage?

Of course, Messing has fans who couldn’t agree more with her threat against news networks, but others called out the former “Will & Grace” star for her own hatred:

  • “Debra now acting like the Nazi Party…incredible,” one commenter noted.
  • “So much for wanting unity and tolerance, right Deb?” another user quipped.
  • “Like really, because you’re ‘Hollywood’ you think you’re special or superior. You’re a second rate actress and sad you don’t yet realize America is done with Hollywood and ‘stars’ thinking they are so much smarter than them,” another user wrote. “You’re going to jail with the rest.”
  • “So, you would be fine with all Trump voters ceasing to support you and every single advertiser involving your career?” another commenter asked. “Wow. If anyone is spewing hate, it’s your reflection in the mirror.”

Anything else?

As noted previously, Messing is a veteran soldier in the I Hate Trump Army.

Last month, she told Trump in a now-deleted Twitter post that she wanted him to be imprisoned and raped: “[Y]ou are a weak, scared, stupid, inept, negligent, vindictive, narcissistic, criminal. I hope you live a long life in prison where you become the most popular boyfriend to the all inmates.”

Then after apologizing for appearing to belittle the LGBTQ community with her tweet, Messing simply doubled down: “Let me be clear: I said nothing about LGBTQI/queer LOVE. Rape is an act of violence. Trump has perpetrated violence on hundreds of millions of people. My hope is (and this is the first time in my life) that the tables are turned and he is the victim of perpetrators.”

Last summer, Messing was raked over the coals for tweeting a doctored image of President Trump and Adolf Hitler holding Bibles and calling it a “dog whistle to white nationalists and Nazis.”

Going back on her word?

In 2019, Messing and her “Will & Grace” co-star Eric McCormack were hit with backlash after wanting to see a list of Trump supporters who were to attend the president’s fundraiser in Beverly Hills. Messing said “the public has a right to know”:

Well, believe it or not, even left-wing celeb Whoopi Goldberg didn’t like that idea: “Do not encourage people to print out lists because the next list that comes out, your name will be on and then people will be coming after you.”

Goldberg — speaking on “The View” — added that “in this country, people can vote for who they want to. That is one of the great rights of this country,” as audience members applauded.

Sure seems like a different America at the dawn of 2021.

Anyway, Messing responded to the outrage and tweeted amid her self-defense that “I NEVER NOR WOULD I EVER call for a blacklist of anyone for any reason.”

Really, Deb?

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Loews Hotels cancels Josh Hawley fundraiser after outcries by liberals, who labeled the senator a ‘traitor’

Loews Hotels canceled a “fun-filled-family-friendly” fundraiser for Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) in Florida after outraged liberals labeled the Republican lawmaker a “traitor” and “domestic terrorist.” The hotel chain, which is made up of 24 properties across the United States and Canada, buckled to Democrats demanding the event be canceled because of Hawley objecting to some of the electoral votes of President-elect Joe Biden.

“Please join Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) for a Fun-Filled-Family-Friendly Orlando Weekend Event,” the flier read. The event was scheduled for Feb. 12 to 15, and had a price of $5,000 in contributions for a family, $3,000 for a couple, and $1,000 for an individual, according to the flier.

The fundraiser was organized by the political action committee Fighting for Missouri, which is affiliated with Hawley, who was set to be the featured guest.

Once liberals caught wind of the fundraiser for Hawley, they complained to Loews Hotels and petitioned to have the event canceled.

Daniel Uhlfelder, a liberal activist and lawyer best known for dressing up as the grim reaper to scare people on Florida beaches with coronavirus, posted the flyer for Hawley’s fundraiser and demanded Loews Hotels cancel the event. Uhlfelder wrote on Twitter, “@Loews_Hotels. Why are you hosting weekend event for traitor @HawleyMO next month in Orlando, Florida.”

The Lincoln Project, a super PAC created by former Republicans with the mission of taking down President Donald Trump, encouraged their Twitter following of nearly 3 million to “Let @Loews_Hotels know we don’t like businesses that work with traitors.”

Lincoln Project cofounder and MSNBC contributor Steve Schmidt ranted, “@HawleyMO poisoned American democracy with his lies. He incited an attack on the US Capitol that included neo Nazis celebrating the murder of 6 million Jews. 6 people were killed and Hawley voted to throw out millions of Black votes. Now he wants to raise money off of it and @Loews_Hotels – providing @HawleyMO with a comfortable spot to spread his #NewJimCrow rhetoric probably isn’t good for business. Loews Corp, what side are you on? Mr. Tisch? Day trip to Universal Studios. If @Loews_Hotels would welcome a gathering of the Klan, white supremacists, neo Nazis, extremist militias and insurrectionists then by all means they should host @HawleyMO. @ProjectLincoln looks forward to telling the story to America.”

State Rep. Anna Eskamani, a Democrat out of Orlando, tweeted, “Is @Loews_Hotels / @UniversalORL going to cancel this fundraiser being hosted by seditionist @HawleyMO in Orlando or are they going to just be chill with a treasonous politician who would rather see Democracy burn for his own political gain?”

Crime novelist and Democrat advocate Don Winslow wrote, “TWITTER… Please retweet @Loews_Hotels and let them know how you feel about this. ‘A fun filled family friendly weekend’ event with a domestic terrorist who incited a riot on the U.S. Capitol that killed 5, incl a police officer. Seriously. I will never stay at a Loews Hotel.”

Rex Chapman, the former professional basketball player who now reposts viral videos on Twitter, tweeted, “Hey @Loews_Hotels. Why are you hosting weekend event for traitor @HawleyMO next month in Orlando, Florida? Pass it on if you feel it.”

Loews Hotels fell to the pressure of the online outcries for cancellation, and scrapped Hawley’s fundraiser.

“We are horrified and opposed to the events at the Capitol and all who supported and incited the actions,” the hotel brand stated. “In light of those events and for the safety of our guests and team members, we have informed the host of the Feb. fundraiser that it will no longer be held at Loews Hotels.”

This is the second time this month that cancel culture efforts have been directed towards the pro-Trump Hawley. Simon & Schuster canceled Hawley’s upcoming book “The Tyranny of Big Tech” because of “his role” in the storming of the U.S. Capitol building, which the publisher called a “dangerous threat to our democracy and freedom.”

Hawley reacted to the cancellation by saying, “This could not be more Orwellian.”

Last week, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) said the Senate should consider removing Hawley and fellow Republican lawmaker Sen.Ted Cruz (Texas).

“There’s no way they cannot be complicit in this,” Manchin said of the GOP senators who challenged the election results. “That they think they can walk away and say, ‘I just exercised my right as a senator?’ Especially after we came back here and after they saw what happened.”

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Left-wing radio host wants Trump fan Curt Schilling wiped from Phillies’ Wall of Fame over ‘racist’ tweets. Schilling calls host a ‘special piece of s**t.’

In our latest episode of the Cancel Culture Chronicles, we find a left-wing sports radio host apparently looking for a little attention — and greasing the skids by zeroing in on legendary pitcher Curt Schilling, who’s been making headlines of late.

What is the background?

Earlier this week, Schilling — an outspoken conservative and major supporter of President Donald Trump — claimed that AIG canceled his insurance over his “social media profile.”

The alleged insurance cancellation occurred in the wake of the U.S. Capitol riot last week, after which leftists — and the powers that be heeding their words — began vilifying and canceling conservatives at a dizzying pace. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pulled the plug on Trump, while Apple and Amazon took down Twitter competitor Parler.

Schilling posted a tweet hours after the riot — and it had some legs with the media: “You cowards sat on your hands, did nothing while liberal trash looted rioted and burned for Air Jordan’s and big screens, sit back, stfu, and watch folks start a confrontation for s**t that matters like rights, democracy and the end of gov’t corruption.” His tweet was still active Friday afternoon.

Wanna be startin’ somethin’?

Enter veteran sports talk radio host Mike Missanelli, a well-known figure in Philadelphia sports circles who was on the airwaves when Schilling and the Phillies were vying for a World Series title in 1993.

So Missanelli — who’s as outspoken about his left-wing politics as Schilling is about his conservative views — let the former Phillies star have it:

“In light of his tweets (racist among other things) following the seditious attack on the Capitol — re: today’s Inquirer — I call upon the Phillies and John Middleton to immediately remove Curt Schilling from their Wall of Fame,” Missanelli tweeted Thursday.

How did Schilling respond?

As you might guess, Schilling was not pleased with Missanelli’s declaration and threw down with the radio host: “You know my family, you’ve known me for almost 30 years. It takes a special piece of s**t to do and say things you know are lies. Esp given you know my wife and her battle with cancer right now. Do me a huge favor, next time we’re ftf call me a racist.”

Missanelli replied as most folks on social media do — absent any clear and present physical danger, of course: “Your family is great. I sent your WIFE best wishes (it should have read). You turned into a traitorous asshole. There. That more clear for ya?”

He added in another tweet to Schilling, “You should be ashamed of yourself for your ignorant tweet DURING an act of sedition and for supporting it in any way.”

It’s worth noting that unless Schilling posted and deleted another tweet, the one in question was posted at 11:52 p.m. Jan. 6 — after the afternoon riot was over.

How did folks react?

Commentary on the dust-up has been a mixed bag. Some back Missanelli’s wish to cancel Schilling. But others? Not so much:

  • “Let me know when that goes down, Curt. I got your back,” one user noted. “Would love to have a front row seat watching you beat the crap out of this bitter lowlife.”
  • “Mike is a scumbag Curt you know this already,” another commenter offered. “Typical looney liberal.”
  • “‘Remove all traces of people that disagree with me’ is straight from the commie playbook for a reason,” another user said.

Schilling’s wife, who is battling cancer, even got in on the war of words:

Missanelli sent the following reply: “Shonda, you know you have always had my best wishes. And I pray for your good health. Your husband tweeting what he tweeted, supporting an act of sedition, DURING the act, is disgraceful. He can’t now play the victim.”

Anything else?

Schilling’s outspokenness, particularly with regard to his conservative politics, has led to numerous controversies over the years:

  • His June 2016 blog post in the wake of the terror attack at an Orlando gay nightclub lit into gun control advocates and Muslims.
  • ESPN fired him in April 2016 for a meme he posted that mocked transgender bathroom laws.
  • And the sports network pulled him off the air in September 2015 for the rest of the baseball season over a tweet against radical Islam.

Also it’s long been opined that his politics have kept him out baseball’s Hall of Fame, but a Philadelphia sportswriter wrote that “Schilling belongs in Hall of Fame even though his views are worthy of nothing but shame.”

Just before Trump’s 2017 inauguration, Schilling said his support of the president also was keeping him out of the Hall.

“I promise you if I had said, ‘Lynch Trump,’ I would be getting in with about 90 percent of the vote this year,” Schilling told TMZ Sports, a reference to baseball writers’ politics as well as their all-powerful votes that grant entrance into Cooperstown.

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Baseball legend Curt Schilling — an outspoken Trump supporter — claims AIG canceled his insurance over his ‘social media profile’

Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling — an outspoken conservative and supporter of President Donald Trump — on Tuesday claimed that AIG canceled his insurance due to his “social media profile.”

What are the details?

Schilling also said on Twitter that his assertion is “real” and that it won’t be “even close to what we will witness in the coming months, years.” In his aforementioned tweet, he also included a screenshot of what appears to be communication from an AIG representative.

The text of the apparent AIG communication states: “Unfortunately, the underwriter was unable to accept my request. I also went up the chain of … command and asked our AIG Marketing Representative for an exception, but unfortunately he was unable to grant one. He realized that you were a longtime AIG client since 2004 and also a profitable account (no claims), but it was a management decision that was made collectively between underwriting and marketing teams that could not be overturned.”

When a commenter wondered if Schilling’s claim about AIG is true, he shot back, “If it’s true? First off why would I lie about some bulls**t like this, and second … You don’t think they’d be lining up lawyers to sue for defamation/slander/libel RIGHT NOW if I was lying? Hell, I tagged them in the tweet.”

AIG on Wednesday didn’t immediately reply to TheBlaze’s request for comment on Schilling’s accusation. Schilling also on Wednesday didn’t immediately reply to TheBlaze’s request for additional information.

What else did Schilling say?

Schilling also said his insurance cancelation mirrors “the coming storm” in America under Democrats who want “power and control, then FU.”

Another commenter asked if his insurance being dropped is legal. Schilling replied, “Woooooooooo there. Hold up champ. ‘Legal,’ at least as I see it, is no longer a restraint on the left. The burning, looting, rioting, F the police, assault, all of that and the massive fraud. Hell the next time a Clinton does something legal will be the first. None in jail…”

In addition, Schilling posted a tweet the night of Jan. 6 that appeared to support the U.S. Capitol riot, saying, “You cowards sat on your hands, did nothing while liberal trash looted rioted and burned for Air Jordan’s and big screens, sit back, stfu, and watch folks start a confrontation for s**t that matters like rights, democracy and the end of gov’t corruption.”

The aforementioned tweet was still on Schilling’s Twitter page Wednesday afternoon; it’s not clear if the tweet had anything to do with Schilling’s claim about AIG dropping his insurance.

Outspoken

Schilling’s outspokenness, particularly with regard to his conservative politics, has led to numerous controversies over the years:

  • His June 2016 blog post in the wake of the terror attack at an Orlando gay nightclub lit into gun control advocates and Muslims.
  • ESPN fired him in April 2016 for a meme he posted that mocked transgender bathroom laws.
  • And the sports network pulled him off the air in September 2015 for the rest of the baseball season over a tweet against radical Islam.

Also it’s long been opined that his politics have kept him out baseball’s Hall of Fame, but a Philadelphia sportswriter — Schilling played for the Phillies before taking the mound for the World Series-winning Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox — wrote that “Schilling belongs in Hall of Fame even though his views are worthy of nothing but shame.”

Just before Trump’s 2017 inauguration, Schilling said his support of the president also was keeping out of the Hall.

“I promise you if I had said, ‘Lynch Trump,’ I would be getting in with about 90 percent of the vote this year,” Schilling told TMZ Sports, a reference to baseball writers’ politics as well as their all-powerful votes that grant entrance into Cooperstown.

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‘Mr. Bean’ star Rowan Atkinson blasts cancel culture: ‘Medieval mob roaming the streets looking for someone to burn’

“Mr. Bean” star Rowan Atkinson blasted cancel culture in an an interview with the Radio Times, likening the left-wing movement to a “medieval mob roaming the streets looking for someone to burn,”
Deadline reported.

What are the details?

The U.K. comic actor said social media has been responsible for increased sociopolitical polarization, which Atkinson said makes him nervous about the future of freedom of speech, the outlet noted.

“The problem we have online is that an algorithm decides what we want to see, which ends up creating a simplistic, binary view of society,” he observed, according to Deadline. “It becomes a case of either you’re with us or against us. And if you’re against us, you deserve to be ‘cancelled.'”

Atkinson added: “It’s important that we’re exposed to a wide spectrum of opinion, but what we have now is the digital equivalent of the medieval mob roaming the streets looking for someone to burn. So it is scary for anyone who’s a victim of that mob, and it fills me with fear about the future,” the outlet reported.

Not the first time

This was far from the first time Atkinson has spoken up about free expression. In 2009 he decried U.K. hate speech legislation, which is much harsher than in the United States — at least so far.

“The last thing that any academic, or cleric, or practitioner in creative writing wants to hear is of police officers walking round with a tool box bulging with sanctions against speech and expression that ‘could be useful one day.’ I do not believe that legislation of such a censorious nature as that of Hate Speech, carrying as it does the risk of a seven-year jail sentence for saying the wrong thing in the wrong way, can ever by justified merely by the desire to ‘send the right message,'” he said.

In 2012, Atkinson urged a repeal of part of the U.K.’s Public Order Act that outlaws “insulting words and behavior” in order to stop the “creeping culture of censoriousness” which saw the arrest of a Christian preacher, a critic of Scientology, and even a student making a joke, the Daily Mail reported.

Saying the law was having a “chilling effect on free expression and free protest,” he noted to the outlet that “the clear problem of the outlawing of insult is that too many things can be interpreted as such. Criticism, ridicule, sarcasm, merely stating an alternative point of view to the orthodoxy, can be interpreted as insult.”

And earlier this year Atkinson joined more than 20 prominent cultural figures in signing a letter against the Scottish government’s proposed Hate Crime Bill over fears it could limit freedom of expression.

Check out his recent words on these issues:


In full: Rowan Atkinson on free speech

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‘The View’ tried to cancel comedian Nicole Arbour — but it quickly backfired

The Left erupted when comedian Nicole Arbour posted her viral video, “Dear Fat People.” At one point, “The View” even tried their best to destroy her, but she decided to have some fun instead.

Nicole joined the Glenn Beck Podcast to discuss the future of comedy, why “Saturday Night Live” sucks, how to bypass the threats of cancel culture, and the ridiculousness of the women at “The View.”

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Crack down on conservative celebrities’ speech — and even left-wing luminaries who aren’t woke enough

NBA legend-turned-cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said social media companies aren’t doing enough to silence “irrational and harmful” posts from conservative celebrities — and even from fellow left-wing luminaries who don’t check every woke box.

What are the details?

In his column for the Hollywood Reporter this week, Abdul-Jabbar said that “no matter their previous achievements, celebrities deserve legacy-killing backlash when they spread ignorance.”

He first pointed his finger at Rudy Giuliani — the personal lawyer of President Donald Trump — saying that his legacy of “calm authority” in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City has been overshadowed by his Trump alliance and last month’s “cringeworthy news conference about unproven conspiracies while black streaks streamed from his hair.” Abdul-Jabbar also ripped Giuliani for being on a “hidden camera in the latest Borat movie with his hand down his pants while lying on a bed in the presence of a teenage girl.” (Giuliani insists he was tucking in his shirt.)

Problem for Abdul-Jabbar is that the female in question is a woman, and Giuliani said “at no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar.”

Abdul-Jabbar then turned his attention to conservative actors, saying “Roseanne Barr had achieved the near impossible, sabotaging her career not once but twice. After she left her top-rated sitcom, she faded into irrelevance with out-of-left-field political musings. Seeking to connect to the Trump demographic, ABC gave Roseanne new life, but her character was killed off after she went on a racist rant. James Woods, winner of a Golden Globe and Emmy, was once considered a dynamic actor. Now, after his caustic social commentary tweets, he’s viewed as the cranky geezer who won’t let you get your ball from his yard. Jon Voight, once a shining star among actors, recently posted a rambling video calling the political left “Satan” and promoting conspiracies about the election, reducing him from brilliant Oscar winner to cultural dumpster diver.”

Abdul-Jabbar also found fault with Christian actress Letitia Wright, who starred in “Black Panther,” because she “posted a link to a YouTube video questioning the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccines in general. After a tsunami of social media backlash, she wrote: ‘My intention was not to hurt anyone. My ONLY intention of posting the video was it raised my concerns with what the vaccine contains and what we are putting in our bodies. Nothing else.'” But Abdul-Jabbar said “at best, that’s naive, and at worst, disingenuous. If someone wants to raise concerns — that’s legitimate — they need to do basic research: Find facts, statistics and qualified authorities. Because the reality is that when she posts, readers believe she endorses the false conclusions — and that can’t be undone.”

Left-wingers aren’t immune, either

The former NBA great pointed out that famed author J.K. Rowling, a left-winger by just about every measure, took a “stumble from grace” due to her “anti-trans tweets” which “could end up tainting her entire literary legacy.” But Rowling doesn’t appear to be backing down an inch, most recently declaring that the “climate of fear” around the trans debate needs to end.

“Many are afraid to speak up because they fear for their jobs and even for their personal safety,” Rowling said in an interview with Good Housekeeping magazine. “This climate of fear serves nobody well, least of all trans people.”

He also ripped John Cleese’s “tone-deaf defense of Rowling,” saying it “left many fans bitterly disappointed, tarnishing his reputation.” But like Rowling, the former Monty Python legend doesn’t seem to care about what others think — and unabashedly thinks for himself.

In fact, Cleese accused the rage mob of “wokery, humorless posturing, and moral self-promotion.”

“If you can’t control your own emotions, you’re forced to control other people’s behavior,” Cleese said of Twitter users who’ve attacked Rowling and demanded that she shut up. “That’s why the touchiest, most oversensitive and easily upset must not set the standard for the rest of us.”

Big brother, where art thou?

Concluding his piece, Abdul-Jabbar said social media giants “have begun slapping warnings on some messages that are false, incite violence, or cause harm to society. But this needs to be done with more consistency and vigilance. Studies indicate that when readers see these warnings, they are less likely to read or believe things. However, as another study showed, there can be a backfire effect in which content that isn’t flagged, even when inaccurate, is perceived as true.”

He added: “The irresponsibility of tweeting irrational and harmful opinions to millions, regardless of the damaging consequences to their country or people’s lives, proves that those stars deserve the harsh backlash.”

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Who’s next on the cancel culture chopping block? It could be the Vancouver Canucks — because of their killer whale logo

Hey, y’all — there’s a new “cultural appropriation” culprit in town whose neck might get a turn upon cancel culture’s chopping block — and it’s none other than the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League.

Why?

Turns out the team’s killer whale logo is a problem — at least according to a history/indigenous studies professor from the University of Manitoba.

So, how can orca imagery be so politically incorrect? Sean Carleton explained it all in a lengthy Twitter thread Monday that began with the following post:

Carleton said the orca bursting from the top of the “c” on the Canucks’ logo resembles the art of the Coast Salish, a people group indigenous to British Columbia.

“The orca logo’s Coast Salish-inspired imagery was designed without Indigenous consultation and has served as the team’s ‘brand’ since 1997,” Carleton added. “As a Canucks fan and an historian of Indigenous-settler relations in BC, the orca logo is, without a doubt, cultural appropriation.”

Here’s more:

“People will say, but Sean the imagery is a ‘a sign of respect.’ How respectful is continuing to make piles of money from a business you operate on stolen land all the while branding that business with stolen imagery,” he continued. “That’s the logic of colonial capitalism for you.”

Carleton noted the following near the end of his thread:

What has the team owner said?

Last year, Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini said while the team “might tweak” the logo, the Canucks will keep it.

“I like the logo. It’s indigenous to the region. We’re going to keep it,” he said.

Aquilini added that the logo “represents the current generation. … We’ve got a whole new group of fans, and they identify with this logo, and they like this logo.”

How did folks react to Carleton’s thread?

As you might guess, not everyone saw things the professor’s way:

  • “Just out of curiosity, do you own a home on that same stolen land?” one user asked Carleton. “How much of the increase in home equity do you give back to the rightful owners?”
  • “Oh okay KAREN,” another commenter exclaimed. “They’re not profiting off the art, they’re profiting off the on ice product. People aren’t going to the games because, oh hey that’s a nice logo! No! Truthfully it seems like you’re trying to just attract attention to yourself in the name of the indigenous. So awful.”
  • Another user got right to the point: “Dude, shut the f*** up. You’re an actual f***ing idiot.”

And another thing

Something else to add to the conversation is that the term “canuck” itself can be considered a slur, particularly if it’s used by non-Canadians to describe Canadians. You can read more about that conundrum here.

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Abraham Lincoln HS in San Francisco may get renamed — iconic president who abolished slavery wasn’t woke enough, renaming committee head says

As TheBlaze previously reported, Abraham Lincoln’s name — along with the names of dozens of other historical figures with connections to slavery, genocide, or oppression — may soon may be coming off buildings in the San Francisco school district.

Friday is the deadline to have all the names submitted for consideration — and the San Francisco Chronicle shared insights from the man in charge of the renaming committee as to why Lincoln and other figures are on the chopping block — and why others aren’t.

What are the details?

“Uprooting the problematic names and symbols that currently clutter buildings, streets, throughout the city is a worthy endeavor,” Jeremiah Jeffries, chairman of the renaming committee and a first-grade teacher in San Francisco, told the paper. “Only good can come from the public being reflective and intentional about the power of our words, names, and rhetoric within our public institutions.”

More from the Chronicle:

To many, Lincoln was one of the country’s greatest presidents, the Great Emancipator, a beloved historic figure as well as political mentor to his successors, including Barack Obama, who used the Lincoln Bible for his inauguration.

Yet the renaming of Lincoln High School was a slam dunk for the committee, which didn’t even discuss it, according to video of the meetings. The members of the committee, appointed by the school board, deemed whether a person’s actions or beliefs met the criteria for renaming, and moved on. The committee’s spreadsheet with notes on their research listed the federal treatment of Native Americans during his administration as the reason.

“The discussion for Lincoln centered around his treatment of First Nation peoples, because that was offered first,” Jeffries told the paper. “Once he met criteria in that way, we did not belabor the point.”

He added to the Chronicle that Lincoln’s overall historical legacy is overblown — and even that the Civil War was not fought over slavery or the liberation of black people.

“The history of Lincoln and Native Americans is complicated, not nearly as well known as that of the Civil War and slavery,” Jeffries told the paper. “Lincoln, like the presidents before him and most after, did not show through policy or rhetoric that Black lives ever mattered to them outside of human capital and as casualties of wealth building.”

Pushback

“He saved the country from dividing and ruin,” Harold Holzer, a Lincoln scholar and director of the Hunter College’s Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, told the Chronicle. “He should be honored for it.”

Holzer added to the paper that Lincoln “was more progressive than most people. There was pretty rampant hostility [toward Native Americans], and I think Lincoln rose above it. Nobody is going to pass 21st century mores if you’re looking at the 18th and 19th centuries.”

More from the Chronicle:

Lincoln’s administration supported the Homestead Act of 1862 and transcontinental railroad, which led to the loss of Indigenous peoples’ land. Lincoln himself largely delegated the sometimes bloody response to Native American conflicts while focusing on the Civil War, according to historians.

But Lincoln, whose grandfather was killed by a Native American, oversaw the hanging of 38 indigenous warriors after a Santee Sioux uprising in Minnesota, but only after he personally reviewed the legal cases against the 303 men sentenced to death. He saved the lives of 265 Indigenous men.

Lincoln, historians say, was focused on the Civil War and therefore did little to change policies related to Native Americans, but had planned to.

“If we get through the war and I live, this Indian system will be reformed,” he said. He never got the chance.

But for the renaming committee, Lincoln’s treatment of Native Americans was more bad than good — and that’s why he made the renaming list, the paper said.

“We asked ourselves, ‘Did the name under consideration meet one or more of our criteria?’ If that name met criteria, they were put on the list,” Jeffries told the Chronicle.

The paper said that’s exactly the same reason Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s name landed on the renaming list.

After all, Jeffries told the Chronicle, she “chose to fly a flag that is the iconography of domestic terrorism, racism, white avarice, and inhumanity towards black and indigenous people at the City Hall. She is one of the few living examples on our list, so she still has time to dedicate the rest of her life to the upliftment of Black, First Nations and other people of color. She hasn’t thus far, so her apology simply wasn’t convincing.”

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At the same time, labor leader Cesar Chavez didn’t make the list, despite his feelings toward undocumented immigrants, who he called “wetbacks” and other derogatory names. He encouraged his supporters to report them to the authorities for deportation.

United Farm Worker members would form “wet lines” at the border and beat those crossing, believing they would be strike breakers, according to his biographer Miriam Pawel.

Jeffries said no one on the committee offered evidence that Chavez met the criteria. He did not say whether anyone on the committee looked for any.

“We did not discuss the life of Cesar Chavez except to say that he did not meet criteria,” he added to the Chronicle.

The school board is expected to vote on the name-change recommendations early next year, the paper said.

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Thomas Jefferson name dropped from school due to pain his legacy can cause black students, board says

A Virginia elementary school named after Thomas Jefferson is dropping the name of the third president of the United States, author of the Declaration of Independence, and iconic Founding Father after the Falls Church School Board voted 7-0 for the change, WTOP-FM reported.

The station said the board also voted Tuesday night to change the name of a high school named after George Mason, another Founding Father.

What are the details?

“After deep and careful consideration of everything I’ve heard and read, I conclude that renaming both schools is in the best interest of our students and a necessary part of our equity work,” board Chairman Greg Anderson said Tuesday, WTOP said.

The move to drop the schools’ names began in the summer at the height of social unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the station said.

Some school board members said their thinking evolved over the months in favor of changing the school names, and they began to understand the hurt the Jefferson and Mason names can cause black students, WTOP reported.

“The voice of some African Americans in our community who spoke up pushed me off the fence on to the side of seeing that it is essential we change the names,” board member Shannon Litton told the station. “What I heard from them is that this matters.”

Board Vice Chairwoman Shawna Russell said students should not feel marginalized or uncomfortable, WTOP said: “We must serve all the children. … We need to find names welcoming to all.”

Most parents against name changes

The board’s unanimous vote to drop the names came despite a community survey that found 61% of the parents of Thomas Jefferson students and 57% of George Mason High parents were opposed to the idea, the station said.

A major reason survey participants said they were against changing the school names is because Jefferson and Mason were Founding Fathers who greatly contributed to Virginia and the nation, the station added.

“I considered the survey results and the community discussion that followed, and I revisited our public hearings … I conclude that the public is split, and if you go beyond the simple number, I’ve heard reasoned perspectives from those in favor of retaining the names and from those in favor of changing the names,” Anderson said, according to WTOP.

One of the speakers at the board meeting, Dr. Jennifer Santiago, said she represented those in the minority who favored dropping the names, the station noted.

“While there are many times majority rules works in issues of equity, it is the opposite that is needed,” Santiago said, WTOP reported. “If the majority rule worked for traditionally marginalized groups, we would not have systemic racism.”

Former student William Henneberg — who attended the elementary and high schools — said the name change is a bad idea, the station reported.

“Do not encourage our students to be victims or to use offense as a means to shut others down,” Henneberg said, according to WTOP. “Encourage our children to be critical thinkers.”

But Santiago disagreed, saying the majority’s decision-making has ruled for a long time and that those in the minority are most impacted in this case, the station said.

“We need to listen very strongly to the minority response to this survey,” Santiago said, according to WTOP. “Because the voices making up that number are the ones most negatively affected by the lives and legacies of these two men.”

The renaming process will begin with the board’s meeting next Tuesday, the station said.

‘Petty tyrants’

On her Wednesday night show, Fox News’ Laura Ingraham called the Falls Church board members “petty tyrants” for their vote, which she said sides with the “purgers of history.”

Here’s her segment, which explores the woke educational trend nationwide:


Ingraham: School board bows to ‘radical activists’

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(H/T: The College Fix)

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Ricky Gervais vows he’ll never be canceled: ‘If I have to, I’ll go to Hyde Park and stand up on a bench and shout s**t’

British comedian Ricky Gervais recently sounded off on cancel culture again, but vowed never to fall victim to the online shaming practice.

The former Golden Globes host — who famously roasted Hollywood liberals during his opening monologue at the 2020 awards show and then refused to cave when the woke mob came for him — opened up about the dangers of cancel culture during an interview for the podcast, “SmartLess.”

At the start of the conversation, he expressed frustration with how comedians can have their livelihoods destroyed just because they say something unpopular.

“The scary thing is being canceled if you say the wrong thing and suddenly Netflix can take you off their platform,” Gervais told podcast hosts Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett. “You could be the most woke, politically correct stand-up in the world at the moment, but you don’t know what it’s going to be like in ten years’ time. You can get canceled for things you said ten years ago.”

He went to say, “The misunderstanding about cancel culture is some people think you should be able to say anything you want without consequences and that’s not true because we’re members of society and people are allowed to criticize you. They’re allowed to not buy your things, they’re allowed to burn your DVDs and they’re allowed to turn the telly off. What they’re not allowed to do is to bully other people into not going to see you.”

But the danger of “cancelation” extends beyond just comedians, Gervais argued, bringing up the hypothetical scenario of a doctor being canceled because of something he posts on Twitter despite it not being “relevant to what they do.”

Nevertheless, the comedian, who often experiences criticism for jokes he makes online, laughed at the idea that he could be canceled.

“What is being canceled?” he asked. “It’s having no platform. And what can they do to me? Who’s gonna cancel me? Twitter? YouTube? If I have to, I’ll go to Hyde Park and stand up on a bench and shout s**t.”

Gervais went on to describe cancel culture like a form of “road rage.”

“It’s way too fast,” he said. “Twenty years ago, if you were offended by someone on television you got a pen and paper and you went, ‘Dear BBC …’, Now you fire off a tweet and that tweet goes on the f***ing news.”

“It’s things happening too fast that you can’t take back,” he added.

But “just because you’re offended, it doesn’t mean you’re right,” he concluded in a stinging rebuke.

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Leftists blast Katy Perry for shouting out pro-USA, anti-political T-shirts from her dad — a Christian evangelist who voted for Trump

Leftists are nothing if not unfailingly consistent when it comes to doling out their cancel culture magic when even the biggest celebrities ruffle their self-righteous feathers — even when said celebs are on their side.

Singer Katy Perry found that out recently when she dared to urge her fans to contact their family members who don’t share their political views —
and express love to them.

With that
Perry’s hardcore leftist followers on Twitter excoriated her for such a suggestion, saying things like “super good to know white supremacy isn’t a dealbreaker for you.”

Now what?

Apparently Perry didn’t learn her lesson — because she posted what’s become a problematic shout-out on social media about a T-shirt line from her father and brother:

Perry’s post notes that she hasn’t always seen eye to eye with her dad and brother but is “proud” of them for their T-shirts that promote country over political parties. In the video accompanying the post, Perry’s dad says, “No matter what you believe, at the end of the day we are all Americans.”

Such a sentiment probably would’ve been quite enough to send leftists into derangement mode, but the other rub could very well be that her dad is a
Christian evangelist who voted for — wait for it — President Donald Trump.

How did leftists respond?

Did it matter to leftists that Perry is squarely on their side of the political aisle? Not even close. In fact, her social media shout-out proved yet another unforgivable sin, according to the left-wing scriptures:

  • “Damn you really woke up and said, ‘F*** the few gay fans I have left,’ huh?” one commenter wrote.
  • “When people don’t think you should exist because you’re LGBTQ+, Black, Muslim… it isn’t a difference of opinion, Katy,” another user noted. “When they vote for the white supremacists, they be white supremacists. It’s really not that hard, Katy.”
  • Another commenter told Perry “you need to realize it is YOUR PRIVILEGE being able to speak to your family even if they are republicans or conservatives. Most of us feel threatened by those people, so that’s why you need to stop [spreading] the ‘love your conservative parents’ propaganda.”
  • “Republicans kidnapped children, abandoned our allies, helped kill 10s of thousands by politicizing a pandemic & attending Trump rallies, are currently lying about the results of an election and spent 4 yrs wallowing in racism, misogyny & corruption,” another user declared. “Put that on a T-shirt please.”
  • “Did l miss something or didn’t Republicans just try to steal legally cast votes from [people of color]?” another commenter asked. “I could keep going but that’s the latest BS that Republicans were OK with. Sorry but folks need to stop pretending that they aren’t voting for racism and other terrible things.”

And jewelry designer Markus Molinary told Perry on Instagram — where she also shouted-out her dad and brother’s T-shirts — that she was out of line.

“I’m sorry, I LOVE YOU but this is a HUGE NO for me! It’s not a political issue. It’s ‘straight’ up a human rights issue,” Molinary wrote, according to Glamour. “The Trump Administration’s decision to reverse the Obama-era rule that encompasses gender identity in the sex definition of the Affordable Care Act is an act of discrimination and purposeful inequality. This is about human respect, and right now we need to take a good look at ourselves and ask who we are becoming if we are justifying or advocating against the barest rights imaginable…It’s NOT right to just cover it up with a T-Shirt.”

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‘Jeopardy!’ names Ken Jennings as guest host. Just 1 day later, cancel culture comes for him over a 6-year-old tweet.

Former “Jeopardy!” champion — and newly announced guest host — Ken Jennings is facing cancel culture after a questionable 2014 tweet of his resurfaced, sparking outrage on the internet.

Jennings currently holds the record for the longest winning streak at 74 of any contestant on the show.

On Monday, the show announced Jennings as one of production’s guest hosts.

What are the details?

As highlighted by Decider, Jennings in 2014 tweeted, “Nothing sadder than a hot person in a wheelchair.”

In 2018, he issued an apology for the remarks, saying, “I never did a public flogging for this but I did apologize personally to angry/hurt people who reached out to me personally. It was a joke so inept that it meant something very different in my head & I regret the ableist plain reading of it.”

He later added, “I’m strongly against deleting old tweets, even the gross ones. [S]eems like whitewashing.”

The offending tweet resurfaced once more after Jennings was named a guest host following the death of longtime host, Alex Trebek, who passed away on Nov. 8 at the age of 80 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown responded to the announcement of Jennings’ new position by simply tweeting, “Nope,” pointing to the 2014 controversy.

“His tweet was bad enough,” she later added, according to Decider. “But the arrogance or callousness to leave it up [on his feed] says more about him than the horrible tweet does.”

Screen Rant reported that Brown wasn’t the only one opposed to Jennings temporarily standing in as host, and some “Jeopardy!” fans have even reportedly said they refuse to watch the show with Jennings at the helm.

The Wrap also reported that Jennings has also been taking fire from the disabled community. The outlet cited Rebecca Cokley, who is director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress.

Cokley wrote, “[Y]eah..[N]ot sure I’ll be able to watch Jeopardy after learning what an ableist-trash heap Ken Jennings is. That just sucks.”

Anything else to know?

At the time of this reporting, Jennings’ initial offending tweet appears to have since been deleted.

“Jeopardy!” is still in its 37th season, and set to begin filming on Monday with Jennings as its host. The new shows hosted by Jennings will air in January 2021, the show said.

A long-term host to replace the beloved Trebek has not yet been announced.

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White woman’s ‘broth bar’ blasted for ‘cultural appropriation.’ Apologies, sales stoppage, and promises of ‘cultural sensitivity training’ follow.

Howls of “cultural appropriation” rang out recently over a pop-up “broth bar” in Toronto that sells bone broth, hot sauce, and multicultural foods — primarily because the company hosting it is owned by a white woman,
blogTO reported.

What are the details?

The outlet noted that the broth bar by
Ripe Nutrition popped up inside an athletic apparel store named PERMISSION earlier this month — but that partnership is kaput since the woke mob began lodging complaints.

Toronto Star editor Evy Kwong was prominent in the outrage campaign and posted
a Twitter thread last week to that end about the “white owned trendy spot”:

Kwong also noted she was “sick” over the pop-up “sexualizing” some items — for example, sauces called “jerk me” and “hot pho u” and calling the broth bar a “brothel,” blogTO said.

She
added that “the cultures they are taking from literally fight daily for legitimacy. the *wellness* cleansing of the food, the lack historical understanding, and the number of followers is alarming. i’m not tryna knock small businesses but damn, this one hurts.”

Kwong also said PERMISSION is located across from
Golden Turtle, a restaurant that has been serving authentic pho and Vietnamese cuisine since 1987 and has been struggling to survive amid the pandemic, blogTO reported.

What happened next?

After many complaints and criticism, an apologetic Laura Santino — cofounder of PERMISSION — told blogTO that the collaboration with Ripe Nutrition was done: “We acknowledge the hurt this has caused and apologize sincerely. Our pop-up was not in line with community values or our company ethos, and we have decided to part ways, effective immediately.”

Ripe Nutrition also apologized on Instagram:

“It is not the responsibility of people of colour to educate me, a white woman, on why cultural appropriation isn’t acceptable,” the statement from Ripe Nutrition founder Alexandra Baird read.

She added that she removed all culturally insensitive products from her company’s website and is looking to “cultural sensitivity training” for the whole staff.

Anything else?

Cultural appropriation outrage has touched many sectors of society of late:

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John Cleese, under fire from woke mob, hopes they all ‘fry in their own sanctimoniousness and narcissistic posturing’

British comic legend and Monty Python star John Cleese over the weekend refused to submit to a woke social media mob accusing him of “transphobia” for an old tweet supporting author J.K. Rowling.

Cleese, 81, relentlessly and hilariously mocked his accusers, at one point jokingly asking if he was “allowed” to identify as “a Cambodian police woman” if he so desired. The comedian, who has come under fire from woke Twitter before and has vigorously defended free speech each time, was accused of standing in solidarity with “transphobia” after a Twitter user reposted one of Cleese’s tweets from September in which he told his followers he signed a letter of solidarity with Rowling.

Transgender activists on the left have frequently directed their outrage at Rowling because of her criticism of transgender political demands for any man who identifies as a woman to be allowed in bathrooms or changing rooms reserved for natal women and girls.

Cleese, by supporting Rowling, was by extension accused of “standing in solidarity with transphobia and discrimination.”

And he would have none of it, accusing the rage mob of “wokery, humorless posturing, and moral self-promotion.”

“If you can’t control your own emotions, you’re forced to control other people’s behavior,” Cleese said of the hordes of Twitter users who’ve attacked Rowling and demanded that she shut up. “That’s why the touchiest, most oversensitive and easily upset must not set the standard for the rest of us.”

“Why the f*** can’t you just let people be who they want to be? Do you actually think there is some deep conspiracy to turn people ‘against their genders’?” one user demanded of Cleese before the comedian brushed him aside with a joke.

“Deep down, I want to be a Cambodian police woman,” Cleese wrote. “Is that allowed, or am I being unrealistic?”

Another demanded that Cleese be “upfront” with his actual thoughts on Rowling and her “position on trans folks.”

“I’m afraid I’m not that interested in trans folks,” Cleese replied. “I just hope they’re happy and that people treat them kindly.”

Becoming serious for a moment, Cleese said, “Right now I’m more focused on threats to democracy in America, the rampant corruption in the UK, the appalling British Press, the revelations about police brutality, Covid19, the incompetence of the British government, China’s complete disregard for the necessity to abandon fossil fuels, the developments in France between Macron and Islamicists, diabetes, and the recent deaths of several of my close friends.”

But he refused to sympathize with the woke mob.

“I hope they fry in their own sanctimoniousness and narcissistic posturing. Until they get a sense of perspective, that is.”

(H/T: The Post Millennial)

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Cancel mob comes for Disney star after she dares question the election results on social media

Much of social media called for Disney to fire “Star Wars: The Mandalorian” star Gina Carano on Saturday after she had the audacity to question the election results over the weekend.

What are the details?

Carano, a former MMA fighter turned Disney star, shared a meme on Twitter featuring two blindfolded men. The caption said, “BREAKING NEWS: Democratic government leaders now recommends we all wear blindfolds along with masks so we can’t see what’s really going on.”

Following her tweet, hashtag #FireGinaCarano began trending on the social media platform. Many users using the hashtag also copied Disney’s streaming service on the demand.

At the time of this reporting, Carano’s tweet has been liked more than 32,000 times.

In response to the meme, one user wrote, “It’s really disgusting how [Star Wars actors] John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran were viciously attacked by racist and sexist people, resulting in reduced roles and zero support from Disney, and Gina Carano gets a major role while associating herself with those very same people. #FireGinaCarano.”

Another added, “Gina has has gone all in crazy. That’s okay though, i just don’t want to see it. @Disney #FireGinaCarano.”

“Woah, Gina this is extremely irresponsible. If you are referring to the election, there is no proof of any fraud. If you at referring to mask wearing, we should be doing that and if we all did it we would be able to go outside sooner,” yet another user railed.

What else?

Prior to the offending tweet, Carano appeared to call into question the results of the 2020 presidential election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

In a Nov. 5 tweet, Carano wrote, “We need to clean up the election process so we are not left feeling the way we do today. Put laws in place that protect us against voter fraud. Investigate every state. Film the counting. Flush out the fake votes. Require ID. Make Voter Fraud end in 2020. Fix the system.”

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Melissa McCarthy caves to outrage mob, retracts donation to anti-sex trafficking org — but it backfires

Actress Melissa McCarthy, known for her roles in comedic films, caved to the outrage mob last week after she was attacked online for donating money to an organization dedicated to ending human sex trafficking.

What’s the background?

As part of a promotion for the new movie “Superintelligence,” McCarthy teamed up with HBO Max for “20 Days of Kindness,” a campaign donating $20,000 to 20 different charities over the course of 20 days.

Included on the list of organizations was Exodus Cry, a non-profit dedicated to eradicating sex trafficking.

“Exodus Cry exists not only to help those who are sold for sex but also to break the cycle of commercial sexual exploitation. We believe in writing a better story: a new narrative in which every person is offered real choices, empowerment, and true freedom,” the organization says on its website.

What happened?

But last week, the Daily Beast published a story complaining that Exodus Cry was a donation recipient of the kindness campaign.

According to the Daily Beast, Exodus Cry’s alleged sin is its mission to empower women out of the objectification and dehumanization of being forced to use their bodies as “sex workers.” Progressivism often attempts to romanticize “sex work” as something that should be celebrated.

From the Daily Beast:

The Daily Beast’s Tarpley Hitt exclusively reported on Thursday that Exodus Cry frames itself as an anti-sex-trafficking group but in reality works to abolish sex work entirely. Its founder, Benjamin Nolot, has called abortion a “holocaust” and homosexuality “an unspeakable offense to God,” Hitt noted. The group has spent years lobbying to criminalize the purchase of sex and recently launched a campaign to shutter Pornhub.

Then, in an Instagram video, McCarthy said the donation to Exodus Cry had been retracted, and apologized that an organization dedicated to lifting women out of sex trafficking and human exploitation ever made it into their kindness campaign.

“It has come to our attention that our 20 Days of Kindness, which is a kindness hub that we started to shine a light on 20 great charities, had one in there that…there’s no other way to say it, we blew it,” McCarthy said. “We made a mistake and we backed a charity that upon proper vetting stands for everything that we do not.”

The actress explained that complaints from social media about Exodus Cry triggered the decision to retract the donation. McCarthy said that fans asked whether the campaign actually wanted to support an organization like Exodus Cry.

“Because the answer is, no we do not,” she said. “We have pulled it. We are so incredibly grateful for you ringing the bell and helping us be better. We’re sorry for our mistake. Oh boy, are we are sorry for it. Can’t believe that we missed it.”

Meanwhile, HBO Max said in a statement, according to Entertainment Tonight, “We were made aware of the issues surrounding Exodus Cry and have removed them from the list of partners associated with the 20 Days of kindness campaign.”

What was the reaction?

Appeasing the social media outrage mob, as it often does, resulted in unintended consequences. In this case, fans told McCarthy that they would begin supporting Exodus Cry, bashing the actress for retracting a donation to an organization dedicated to ending sex trafficking.

“I haven’t heard of that charity before this post. I’m all about stopping sex trafficking!! I’ll be sure to donate & support them!” one fan responded.

“Sooo let me get this straight. Apparently protecting the exploitation of young children, women, and men is against everything you stand for? They literally fight against human trafficking. So disappointed that you withdrew your donation. Thanks for bringing this organization to my attention so that I can donate to them,” another fan said.

“Yeah, GOD FORBID you support a charity that fights to end sex trafficking and exploitation of girls and women through corrupt platforms likes Pornhub. To pull your support is disgusting and shameful,” another fan responded.

“An apology because you almost donated money to help victims of sex trafficking. What in the f***?” another fan said.

The irony

One of the charities that McCarthy’s kindness campaign donated to was Planned Parenthood, which was responsible for 345, 672 abortions between 2018-2019.

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Left-wing celeb Sarah Silverman warns against cancel culture: Progressives need to offer ‘path to redemption’ and stop engaging in ‘righteousness porn’

The progressive cancel culture has been on a tear in recent years.

Left-wingers have repeatedly attempted to end the careers of any celebrity (or would-be celebrity) or politician or faith leader who not only says things the radical left opposes but refuses to toe the liberal line on policies, politics, and culture. For example, look at the attempt to take down Christian megastar actor Chris Pratt when he declined being part of a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

But there’s at least one member of the liberal progressive crowd who is coming out in opposition to cancel culture: comedian and actress Sarah Silverman.

What did she say?

In a recent episode of her new podcast, Silverman lamented progressives’ penchant for attacking someone over a tweet or statement from years before and demanding the “person should be no more, banish them forever.”

The comedian noted that people who are rejected are going to find someplace where they can find love or acceptance.

She went on to tell fellow liberals that they need to offer a “path to redemption” or risk losing people forever as they seek a tribe that will embrace them.

“In this cancel culture, and we all know what I’m talking about,” Silverman said, “whether you think there is one or there isn’t one or where you stand on it — and there’s a lot of gray matter [sic] there — but without a path to redemption, when you take someone, you found a tweet they wrote seven years ago or a thing that they said, and you expose it and you say, ‘This person should be no more, banish them forever.’ They’re going to find someplace where they are accepted.

“And it’s not going to be with progressives,” she warned. “Which ironically means to be changed, progress.”

For the left, this should be concerning, she said, because that means people will be going to the “motherf***ing dark side.”

She blasted fellow progressives for wanting to “point to ourselves as right and them as wrong,” labeling such actions and attitudes as a form of “righteousness porn.”

“If we don’t give these people a path to redemption, then they’re going to go where they are accepted, which is the motherf***ing dark side,” the comedian continued. “I think there should be some kind of path.”

“Do we want people to be changed?” she asked. “Or do we want them to stay the same to freeze in a moment we found on internet from 12 years ago, and so we can point to ourselves as right and them as wrong?”

Content warning: rough language

(H/T: Fox News)

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Matthew McConaughey bashes cancel culture, talks about being Christian in Hollywood and defunding the police

Matthew McConaughey gave an interview to Joe Rogan where they discussed a myriad of topics, including the actor slamming cancel culture, talking about being a Christian in Hollywood, and providing an eye-opening response to the defund the police movement.

McConaughey blasted the practice of cancel culture during his appearance on “The Joe Rogan Experience.”

“We’re making people persona non grata because of something they do that is right now deemed wrong or it’s the hot point in a hot topic right now,” the Hollywood actor stated. “You can’t erase someone’s entire existence. Where the heck does some forgiveness go?”

Rogan asked the “Interstellar” actor if he has experienced any discrimination in Hollywood for being Christian, and he said he “hasn’t had any difficulties.”

However, McConaughey did point out the phoniness of some of his fellow actors.

“I have had moments where I was on stage receiving an award in front of my peers in Hollywood,” McConaughey explained. “And there were people in the crowd that I have prayed with before dinners…many times.”

“And when I thank God, I saw some of those people go to clap, but then notice that, ‘This could be a bad thing on my resume,’ and then sit back on their hands. I’ve seen people read the room and go, ‘That wouldn’t bode well for me in the future for getting a job or getting votes or what have you.’ I have seen that, I have witnessed that. I don’t judge them for it,” he said.

According to a 2014 Daily Caller report, God had only been thanked 14 times in over 750 Academy Awards acceptance speeches over the last 30 years.

One of the 14 times happened in 2014 when McConaughey thanked God while accepting his Best Actor award for “Dallas Buyers Club.”

“First off I want to thank God, because that’s who I look up to. He’s graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other human hand,” McConaughey said after receiving his award. “He has shown me that it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late (British actor) Charlie Laughton, who said, ‘When you got God you got a friend and that friend is you.'”

McConaughey pointed out that some Hollywood liberals go so far left that they become “illiberal.”

“Some people in our industry, not all this, there’s some that go to the left so far that go to the illiberal left side so far, that is so condescending and patronizing to 50 percent of the world that need the empathy that the liberals have gives and should give to throw somebody, to illegitimize them because they say they are a believer,” McConaughey said. “It’s just so arrogant, and in some ways hypocritical to me.”


Matthew McConaughey Discusses His Religious Beliefs

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McConaughey was asked about the defund the police movement; the Texas native delivered a well-thought-out response in attempting to improve relations between police and communities.

“It’s almost like it should have been renamed because ‘defund’ does not sound anything like there’s been money reallocated to different areas of handling some police exercise,” McConaughey said. “It sounds like you got a million and, ‘We’re taking three hundred thousand. Good luck.’ And it’s not exactly what it is, to be fair.”

“The community and the police need to get back together, and the community needs to say, ‘Here’s what’s unfair. Here’s how I feel it’s unfair as a black man or a person of color or whatever the situation. Here’s my problem with my relationship with you as cops,'” the actor explained.

“Well, the police got to get clear to go, ‘OK. Our whole force isn’t screwed up, we have to have law and order. We all agree on that. Yes, we can all agree on that. We’ve got a few bad apples that either need to be trained better so we don’t have those kind of bad apples,'” he continued. “So few of these bad apples need to be removed. But they also we need to make sure we’re training them better.”

“Now, also, the cops need to go to the community and go, ‘Can you all remember and understand our point of view that we’re like the tow truck driver. We’re not called when there’s good news; we’re called when it’s bad news. So we’re coming in looking for trouble. So we’re already under stress when we get a call. Can y’all help us in the way we communicate? Can we get trust again?'” he said.

Last week, online provocateurs users attempted to cancel Chris Pratt because they labeled him as a Trump supporter despite him being largely apolitical. Pratt’s Hollywood co-stars, including Robert Downey Jr., Zoe Saldana, and Mark Ruffalo, came to his defense, calling him “as solid a man there is.”

You can watch the entire Matthew McConaughey interview below.


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Glenn Beck reveals Biden family’s slave-owning history — but will the left CANCEL him?

Do you believe that all human beings are created equal and none of us should be held accountable for what our ancestors did?

That’s what Glenn Beck believes, but — as he pointed out on the radio program Monday — the critical-theory-loving left is out to cancel our “entire country” and its founding because of our history with slavery. Unless, that is, the slave-owning lineage happens to belong to one of their own.

A new report from a famous, well-known genealogy organization shows hard evidence that Joe Biden’s ancestral line owned slaves, just like Thomas Jefferson, who, according to the left, must be destroyed. So, why has nobody looked into that?

“Everyone is too comfortable, in the Democratic Party, with this cancel culture. The entire country is canceled now because of our history,” Glenn stated. “This bleeds into your personal history. Redemption no longer means anything. A pivot point, life changing, a switch in thinking or behavior — it counts for nothing with the left.”

Glenn pointed out how people like Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and ABC’s late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel can either use or make fun of blackface without being cancelled. And then there’s Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who worked with segregationists, but is somehow exempt from cancellation. Biden’s crime bill was the exact opposite of what the left is now proposing. How many black Americans were sent to prison because of that law? And yet, Joe “you-ain’t-black” Biden is continues to be immune to the left’s cancer culture rage.

“You know, the left went after [President] Trump’s family history and viciously knocked his roots. The New York Times went after the family’s business dealings, going back to his father. The media has gone after his children, despite no criminal activity … and the attacks even include the president’s youngest child, Barron,” Glenn said. “But what about Biden’s father’s ancestral line? Why has nobody looked into that?”

Glenn shared the details of the report’s findings, which you can also find HERE.

“It’s weird that nobody has ever really dug this far into Biden’s father’s side, or family. Or did they and just did not want this to get out?” Glenn asked. “After knowing this, and if you worship at the altar of cancel culture and social justice, can you call for the destruction of statues and monuments and still vote for Joe Robinette Biden? After all, his family was there, and they owned slaves — just like Thomas Jefferson who must now be destroyed.

“Can you still vote for Joe Biden? Can you do it? I’m just curious. I don’t know. I don’t make the rules. If you call the America of today an evil country, based off its past, then what does that make Joe Biden?” he added. “I personally don’t think the sins of his family tree mean anything at all to the man of today. But that’s not how today’s modern left operates now, is it? I mean, I’m just going by their rules. And if I go by their rules, Joe Biden should be canceled.”

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