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North Korean defector who escaped sex slavery has powerful indictment for woke culture, liberals embracing socialism

A North Korean defector spoke out Monday about the encroaching dangers of progressivism on American college campuses, explaining woke culture is eroding what makes America a beacon for the world, especially for those people who are not free.

What is the background?

Yeonmi Park fled North Korea with her mother when she was just 13 years old. Park fled sex slavery and traveled across the vast and dangerous Gobi desert in search of freedom.

Park eventually settled in South Korea, as many defectors from the North do, but came to the United States in 2016 when she transferred to Columbia University in New York City.

What did she say?

Speaking with Fox News, Park said her experience studying at an elite American university had many similarities to her life in North Korea.

In fact, she said the problems began during orientation, when she was scolded for admitting that she enjoys reading classic English literature, such as works by Jane Austen.

“I said ‘I love those books.’ I thought it was a good thing. Then she said, ‘Did you know those writers had a colonial mindset? They were racists and bigots and are subconsciously brainwashing you,'” Park recalled.

Park explained that her education was designed to make students “resent” Western democracy and included blaming white men for civilization’s problems. She also chided students for “playing with fire” — citing their love for socialism and communism — and mocked safe spaces and wanting to be identified by pronouns distinct from one’s biological sex.

“It felt like the regression of civilization,” Park said of her time at Columbia. “Even North Korea is not this nuts. … North Korea was pretty crazy, but not this crazy.”

“People choose to be brainwashed, and they deny it,” she added of Americans. “Education almost makes you not able to think critically, even though in the name of critical thinking.”

Park went on to lambaste Americans who think they are oppressed, especially those who pay half a million dollars to attend an Ivy League institution like Columbia University. “They are so bitter. They have zero, zero appreciation for what this country did, what the Constitution says to protect individual liberty. They have zero, zero appreciation. They are dying to give all their liberty away.”

Park predicted that, if progressives get their way, America will head down the same path as North Korea.

“There’s no rule of law, no morality, nothing is good or bad anymore, it’s complete chaos,” she said. “I guess that’s what they want, to destroy every single thing and rebuild into a communist paradise.”

Anything else?

Park later spoke with Fox News host Sean Hannity, where she explained why her experience is “heartbreaking” — and what it means for freedom.

“It’s just heartbreaking. I literally sold as a sexual slave and I literally crossed the Gobi Desert to be free,” Park said. “And now I thought I landed in a country where I can say what I believe and have my, you know, freedom to think. However, now I live in a country I have to constantly censor my speech because now in the name of safe place — Columbia told us what we cannot talk about.”

“I am so concerned like, if America is not free, I think there’s no place else is left that is free,” she added. “And I think that’s why it’s really alarming to me.”

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Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell reveals the moment he decided to leave the Democratic Party — over a comment from ‘imperial wizard’ Biden

Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell said this week that he decided to leave the Democratic Party in 2020 when then-presidential candidate Joe Biden said that black people simply had to vote for him against former President Donald Trump.

During a 2020
interview with Charlamagne Tha God, Biden made headlines after he said, “You got more questions, but I’ll tell you, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

What are the details?

Terrell spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday night and said that Biden — whom he referred to as an “imperial wizard” — insulted him and the rest of the black community with the remark.

‘Why did I leave the Democratic Party?” Terrell said. “Because Joe Biden, imperial wizard, said if you don’t vote for me, you ain’t black. The most insulting thing he said to every black American.”

Terrell added that he was comfortable making the switch from Democrat to Republican because the Republican Party “allows free thinking” and that voting for Trump was a no-brainer because he is “not a racist.”

The racists, according to Terrell, “are the people on the left.”

What else?

In the 2020 interview, Biden was reluctant to name anyone he was considering for vice president at the time.

“I’m not acknowledging anybody who is being considered, but I guarantee you: There are multiple black women being considered,” Biden said. “Multiple.”

Following that remark, a Biden aide reportedly attempted to prematurely shut down the interview.

The unidentified aide said, “Thank you so much. That’s really our time. I apologize.”

Charlamagne snapped, “You can’t do that to black media!”

Biden, clearly irritated, responded, “I do that to white media and black media because my wife has to go on at 6 o’clock.”

The famed radio host said that he had more to discuss with the then-Democratic front-runner before he would be sold on voting for him in the 2020 presidential election.

“Listen, you’ve got to come see us when you come to New York, VP Biden,” Charlamagne said. “It’s a long way until November. We’ve got more questions.”

Biden, in an apparent attempt to clarify for whom he thought the black community should vote, responded, “You got more questions, but I’ll tell you, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

The radio host fired back, “It don’t have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact I want something for my community.”

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Over 90% Of The News You See On Television Is Owned And Controlled By Just 5 Giant Corporations

The way that people view the world is greatly shaped by the “news” that they see on television and read on the Internet.  Unfortunately, much of that “news” is produced by just five enormous corporations.  In fact, although the numbers vary from month to month, more than 90 percent of the “news” that Americans watch on television is controlled by those five corporations.  Smaller outlets such as Newsmax are trying to make a dent, but it is an uphill battle.  Internet news is more diversified, but in conjunction with the 15 billionaires that own and control America’s newspaper industry, the same five corporations have come to dominate online as well.  The tech giants have certainly helped their cause by designating them as “trusted sources” and by adjusting algorithms to ensure that we get a steady diet of the “news” that the media giants are constantly putting out.  The entire system is designed to direct us to certain voices, and those voices are constantly working very hard to alter what we think about things.

According to one survey, the average American spends 238 minutes a day watching television.  If you allow anyone to pump that much propaganda into your mind day after day, it is inevitable that the way that you view the world is going to change.

Sadly, a lot of people out there still believe that the big corporate-owned news networks are the “guardians of democracy” and are just looking out for their best interests.

Needless to say, that is not even close to reality.  In our day and time, everyone has agendas to push, and the big corporate-owned news networks are not any exception.  The “journalists” at those networks are going to shape the news to push the messages that their corporate masters want them to push, and anybody that believes otherwise is simply being naive.

So exactly who are these five giant corporations that own and control almost all of the news that we see on television?

Well, the first is AT&T’s WarnerMedia which owns CNN

The Cable News Network (CNN) is a multinational news-based pay television channel headquartered in Atlanta.[3][4][5] It is owned by CNN Worldwide, a unit of the WarnerMedia News & Sports division of AT&T‘s WarnerMedia.[6] It was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner and Reese Schonfeld as a 24-hour cable news channel.[7][8][9] Upon its launch in 1980, CNN was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage,[10] and was the first all-news television channel in the United States.[11]

The second is Comcast which owns NBC News

NBCUniversal Media, LLC is an American mass media and entertainment conglomerate owned by Comcast and headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Midtown ManhattanNew York City.[5]

NBCUniversal is primarily involved in the media and entertainment industry. The company is named for its two most significant divisions, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) – one of the United States’ Big Three television networks – and the major Hollywood film studio Universal Pictures. It also has a significant presence in broadcasting through a portfolio of domestic and international properties, including USA NetworkSyfyBravoTelemundoUniversal Kids, and the streaming service Peacock. Via its Universal Parks & Resorts division, NBCUniversal is also the third-largest operator of amusement parks in the world.[6]

Of course Comcast also owns cable news outlet MSNBC

MSNBC is an American news-based pay television cable channel based in New York City. It is owned by the NBCUniversal News Group division of NBCUniversal (a subsidiary of Comcast). It provides NBC News coverage as well as its own reporting and political commentary on current events.

Disney has now become the largest media company in the entire world, and they are the proud owners of ABC News

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American multinational commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Walt Disney Television, a division of Disney General Entertainment Content of The Walt Disney Company. The network is headquartered in Burbank, California, on Riverside Drive, directly across the street from Walt Disney Studios and adjacent to the Roy E. Disney Animation Building. The network’s secondary offices, and headquarters of its news division, are in New York City, at its broadcast center at 77 West 66th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

ViacomCBS may not be as big as the other corporations on this list, but their control of CBS News gives them a tremendous amount of influence…

CBS (originally an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name that was used from 1928 to 1974) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network. It serves as the flagship property of the CBS Entertainment Group division of ViacomCBS. The network is headquartered at the CBS Building in New York City, with major production facilities and operations at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City, and CBS Television City and the CBS Studio Center in Los Angeles.

Last, but certainly not least, Fox Corporation (which is controlled by the Murdoch family) owns and controls Fox News…

Fox Corporation is an American mass media company headquartered in New York City. The company was formed in 2019 as a result of the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company; the assets that were not acquired by Disney were spun off from 21st Century Fox as the new Fox Corp., and its stock began trading on January 1, 2019.[6][7][8] The company is incorporated in Delaware.

It is owned by the Murdoch family via a family trust with 39.6% interest;[9] Rupert Murdoch is chairman, while his son Lachlan Murdoch is executive chairman and CEO. Fox Corp. deals primarily in the television broadcast, news, and sports broadcasting industries. They include the Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Television Stations, Fox News, Fox Business, the national operations of Fox Sports, and others. Its sister company under Murdoch’s control, the present-day News Corp, holds his print interests and other media assets.

Many consider Fox News to be the “conservative alternative” to the other major news networks, but the truth is that the “news” that Fox News produces is not really that much different from the “news” that the other networks produce.

Every day, millions upon millions of Americans have conversations that center around the “news” that they just saw on television.  So those that decide what the “news” is going to be have an extraordinary amount of power.

Just look at what happened when the Fauci emails were revealed.  They showed that Dr. Fauci had been lying to us over and over again, and they also showed that he was involved in a massive conspiracy to cover up the true origin of the pandemic.

But CNN, MSNBC, NBC News, ABC News and CBS News all decided that it wasn’t going to be a scandal, and so most Americans don’t believe that it is one.

On Monday, a British news source published a bombshell story about text messages in which Hunter Biden used some of the most racist language imaginable, and that should be front page news all over the country.

But the big news networks are being silent about Hunter Biden’s text messages.  In fact, I couldn’t even find a single reference to the story on the homepage of Fox News.

So Hunter Biden’s racist language is not going to be a scandal because they don’t want it to be a scandal.

Meanwhile, Chris Harrison is being permanently canceled for simply suggesting that a contestant on his former show should be given “a little grace” for a mistake that she made in her past…

“We all need to have a little grace… Because I’ve seen some stuff online, again this judge-jury-executioner thing, where people are just tearing this girl’s life apart,” Harrison said during the interview. “I’m not defending Rachael. I just know that, I don’t know, 50 million people did that in 2018. That was a type of party that a lot of people went to.”

He continued: “The woke police is out there. And this poor girl Rachael, who has just been thrown to the lions. I don’t know how you are equipped when you have never done this before, to be woke enough, to be eloquent enough, to be ready to handle this.”

When are we finally going to get fed up with all the hypocrisy?

If Chris Harrison is going to get canceled simply for wanting to show a little bit of grace to someone, how much more does Hunter Biden deserve to get canceled for the horrific language that he used?

But Hunter Biden is not going to get canceled because he is off limits.

He can literally do anything that he wants because his father is in the White House, and the mainstream media is going to protect Joe Biden at all costs.

It is at this point in the article that I should encourage everyone to turn off the mainstream news networks and never look back.

But we all know that the vast majority of Americans are going to continue to watch their favorite news networks no matter how corrupt they become, and that is extremely unfortunate.

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WHO advisory board member admits China engaging in ‘massive cover-up’ on COVID-19 origins

Jamie Metzl, an advisory board member for the World Health Organization, admitted Monday that communist-controlled China continues to engage in a “massive cover-up” to hide the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Metzl’s admission came as the Wuhan lab-leak theory — initially dismissed by American media as a conspiracy theory despite a lack of evidence disproving the possibility — has gained significant traction in respected circles. Some scientists now even say that COVID-19 was engineered by scientists in a laboratory.

What is the background?

Following a rushed investigation earlier this year, the WHO concluded the possibility that COVID-19 escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology was “extremely unlikely.”

An investigative team assembled by the WHO reached the conclusion despite being hamstrung by Beijing, which tightly controlled the brief investigation. In fact, Dr. Peter Daszak, a controversial figure who served on that investigative team, later admitted that WHO investigators essentially believed the information that Beijing gave them about COVID-19.

What did Metzl say?

Speaking on Fox News, Metzl revealed the extent of Beijing’s campaign to smolder the truth about COVID-19.

“The Chinese have engaged in a massive cover-up that is going on until this day, involving destroying samples, hiding records, placing a universal gag order on Chinese scientists and imprisoning Chinese citizen journalists asking the most basic question,” Metzl explained.

“The more that China stonewalls, the more suspicious that it looks,” he added, speaking of the Wuhan lab-leak theory.

“China may not want to investigate the origins of this pandemic … but we can’t give China a veto over whether or not we investigate the world’s worst pandemic in a century and then do everything we can to make everybody safe,” Metzl said.

In a recent interview with CBS, Metzl confirmed the WHO’s Wuhan investigation was all bark and no bite.

In fact, he explained China did not allow the outside investigative team to conduct its own investigation. Instead, Chinese officials conducted the “primary investigation,” with WHO embarking on what Metzl called a “study tour.”

“Everybody around the world is imagining this is some kind of full investigation. It’s not. This group of experts only saw what the Chinese government wanted them to see,” Metzl said.

“We would have to ask the question, ‘Well, why in Wuhan?’ To quote Humphrey Bogart, ‘Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, why Wuhan?’ What Wuhan does have is China’s level four virology institute, with probably the world’s largest collection of bat viruses, including bat coronaviruses,” he noted.

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Former Princeton prof exposes ‘dangerous double standard’ over NY shrink who fantasized about murdering white people

Dr. Carol Swain argued Sunday that the New York City psychiatrist who recently told a Yale School of Medicine audience that she fantasized about “unloading a revolver into the head of any white person” is guilty of what could essentially be categorized as reverse racism.

What is the background?

That psychiatrist, Dr. Aruna Khilanani, incited controversy last week when her remarks, delivered April 6 at Yale’s Child Study Center, gained attention online.

The lecture, titled “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind,” claimed “white people are psychologically dependent on black rage” and that white people are unable to display empathy toward black people.

While explaining that she removed most white people from her social circle and friend groups, Khilanani celebrated having murderous fantasies.

“I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor,” she told the Yale audience.

Khilanani also claimed that all white people are racist (“there are no good apples out there”) and that white people will never be able to see their racism; therefore, they are unable to not be racist. Khilanani later defended her remarks in an interview published by Bari Weiss.

What did Swain say?

Swain, a former Princeton professor, argued on “Fox & Friends” that Khilanani’s remarks expose a “double standard” about racial hate speech in American discourse.

“There is a dangerous double standard that allows racial and ethnic minorities to engage in hate speech without any consequence, and this has been going on for years,” Swain said. “What I’ve always noticed is that the universities seem to reward the ones who make the most outrageous, the most hate-filled statements.”

Swain added that Khilanani should be reprimanded by professional boards of which she is a member because “she should not be practicing medicine.”

“What she says matters. There are lunatics that may be listening to her speech right now that will go out and act on her fantasy. She has planted that in someone’s mind,” Swain said. “That statement should have ended the career of that doctor because she is unfit to practice medicine.”

What did Yale say?

Yale Medical School officials said they “reviewed a recording of the talk and found the tone and content antithetical to the values of the school.”

“In deciding whether to post the video, we weighed our grave concern about the extreme hostility, imagery of violence, and profanity expressed by the speaker against our commitment to freedom of expression,” the statement continued. “We ultimately decided to post the video with access limited to those who could have attended the talk — the members of the Yale community.”

The video was, indeed, published internally with the following disclaimer, “This video contains profanity and imagery of violence. Yale School of Medicine expects the members of our community to speak respectfully to one another and to avoid the use of profanity as a matter of professionalism and acknowledgment of our common humanity. Yale School of Medicine does not condone imagery of violence or racism against any group.”

The New York State Office of the Professionals, which issues licenses to practice medicine in the Empire State, has not commented on Khilanani’s talk.

Khilanani has held a medical license in New York since 2008, according to the New York Times.

Dr. Carol Swain reacts to NYC psychiatrist’s fantasy about shooting White people in head

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Top Netanyahu adviser hits back at criticism from Democratic politicians: ‘No one should make excuses for’ Hamas

Mark Regev, a senior adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, responded to American critics on Sunday, defending Israel’s right to defend itself from attacks from Islamic terrorists in the Palestinian territories.

What is the background?

Members of the so-called “Squad” — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) — amplified anti-Israel rhetoric last week as Israel continued its military campaign against Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

Ocasio-Cortez called Israel an “apartheid state,” Omar accused Israel of committing acts of terrorism, while Tlaib called Netanyahu the “Apartheid-in-chief” and accused him of “committing war crimes.”

Tlaib and Omar even said after Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire that a ceasefire was not enough. Omar, instead, demanded “accountability for every war crime committed.” Meanwhile, Tlaib said the U.S. should stop sending aid to Israel if the Jewish nation doesn’t “uphold human rights,” claiming the ceasefire “will not alone achieve freedom, justice, and equality for all who live under Israel’s apartheid government.”

What did Regev say?

Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” the top Israeli diplomat dismissed criticism from Democrats, saying they don’t represent the views of a majority of Americans.

Regev also reiterated that Hamas is not just an enemy of Israel’s — but of the free world.

“I can tell you this morning before coming to this interview, I looked at the polling. And I saw that the overwhelming majority of the American people stand with Israel, support Israel, are favorable toward Israel,” Regev said. “A majority of people who identify as Democrats also support Israel or favor Israel.”

“People need to understand — Hamas is not just Israel’s enemy. Hamas is the enemy of everyone who wants to seek peace and reconciliation in our part of the world. There were brutal jihadist terrorist group,” Regev added. “No one should make excuses for them.”

When pressed on the issue further — including on criticism from Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who rebuked Israel for targeting a building that housed an Associated Press bureau and Hamas intelligence offices — Regev further explained why criticism of Israel is unwarranted.

In that building that the senator was concerned about, Hamas had its elite scientific research unit that was working on ways to try to counteract the guiding systems on our rockets. If they would have succeeded, not only couldn’t we have shut down incoming rockets coming into Israel to kill our people, but we wouldn’t have been able to be surgical in our strikes against Hamas’ military machine, so that definitely was a legitimate military target.

That Hamas was using journalists as a human shield shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone but we notify the journalists in advance and I’m happy to tell you that there was not a single civilian casualty from that operation. In fact, from my point of view, it was an Israeli tactical success because we took out a legitimate Hamas target, a dangerous Hamas target and at the same time, not a single innocent civilian was killed. That’s a good thing.

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PolitiFact takes down ‘fact check’ that claimed Tucker Carlson promoted a ‘conspiracy theory’ about COVID-19

PolitiFact, the purported “fact-checking” website known for making blatantly partisan and false claims against Republicans and conservatives, has removed a fact-check that accused Fox News host Tucker Carlson of promoting a “ridiculous” conspiracy theory about the origins of COVID-19.

A September 15, 2020, article written for PolitiFact by Daniel Funke asserted that Carlson, who hosts the most-watched program on cable network television, “aired a conspiracy theory that has been debunked since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.” The so-called conspiracy theory was that the SARS-CoV-2 virus does not occur in nature and was created in a virology lab, a hypothesis that is now gaining mainstream credibility with scientists and researchers who want to investigate the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday, PolitiFact archived the fact-check and added the following editor’s note:

When this fact-check was first published in September 2020, PolitiFact’s sources included researchers who asserted the SARS-CoV-2 virus could not have been manipulated. That assertion is now more widely disputed. For that reason, we are removing this fact-check from our database pending a more thorough review. Currently, we consider the claim to be unsupported by evidence and in dispute. The original fact-check in its entirety is preserved below for transparency and archival purposes. Read our May 2021 report for more on the origins of the virus that causes COVID-19.

PolitiFact’s original fact-check addressed claims made on Carlson’s program by Dr. Li-Meng Yan, a whistleblower from Hong Kong who said the virus that causes COVID-19 was manufactured in a lab and the Chinese government released the virus intentionally.

“The consensus of the scientific community and international public health organizations is that the coronavirus emerged from bats and later jumped to humans,” PolitiFact stated, disputing Yan’s claims.

“Scientists worldwide have publicly shared the genetic makeup of the coronavirus thousands of times. If the virus had been altered, there would be evidence in its genome data,” the fact-checker asserted. “But there isn’t. In March, several microbiology, infectious disease and evolutionary biology experts wrote in Nature — a respected scientific journal — that the genetic makeup of the coronavirus does not indicate it was altered.”

The fact-check goes on to cite opinions from the World Health Organization, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that said evidence suggested the virus was not man-made.

“The genetic structure of the novel coronavirus, which has been shared by thousands of scientists worldwide, rules out the possibility that it was manipulated in a lab. Public health authorities have repeatedly said the virus was not created in a lab. Scientists believe the coronavirus originated in bats before jumping to humans. Experts have publicly rebuked Yan’s paper, and it’s unclear whether it was peer reviewed,” PolitiFact concluded.

“The claim is inaccurate and ridiculous. We rate it Pants on Fire!”

Several high-profile scientists do not believe the claim is “ridiculous.” In a letter published on May 14 in Science, a journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a group of prominent epidemiologists and biologists called for more investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Theories of accidental release from a lab and zoonotic spillover both remain viable,” the scientists wrote. “Knowing how COVID-19 emerged is critical for informing global strategies to mitigate the risk of future outbreaks.”

The letter criticized a joint study conducted by China and the World Health Organization that investigated the origins of COVID-19.

“Although there were no findings in clear support of either a natural spillover or a lab accident, the team assessed a zoonotic spillover from an intermediate host as “likely to very likely,” and a laboratory incident as “extremely unlikely,” the scientists pointed out. “Furthermore, the two theories were not given balanced consideration. Only 4 of the 313 pages of the report and its annexes addressed the possibility of a laboratory accident.”

TheBlaze reached out to FOX News Media seeking comment from a spokesperson for “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on PolitiFact’s retraction.

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Fired Space Force commander reveals extent of critical race theory, Marxist ideology in military

Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, a Space Force commander who was relieved of his duty after criticizing “Marxist” ideology within the U.S. military, revealed Monday the extent of far-left ideology within American military ranks.

What is the background?

Last week, first reported that Lohmeier had been relieved of his post as commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado.

He was fired after appearing on a podcast where he promoted his book, “Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military.”

A Space Force spokesman said:

This decision was based on public comments made by Lt. Col. Lohmeier in a recent podcast. Lt. Gen. Whiting has initiated a Command Directed Investigation on whether these comments constituted prohibited partisan political activity.

What did Lohmeier reveal?

Speaking with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Lohmeier explained that, over the past several years, he has witnessed “Marxist ideology parading around by other names.”

In fact, Lohmeier told Hannity he witnessed aspects of critical race theory being taught to soldiers while in command over several months.

“There were videos being sent out to every base service member that we were asked to watch in preparation for our extremism down-days and discussions on race in which we were taught that the country was evil, that it was founded in 1619, and not 1776, and that whites are inherently evil,” Lohmeier said.

In writing his book and speaking out, Lohmeier said he was just following guidance from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who called on military personnel to root out extremist ideologies within military ranks.

Austin issued a memo in February directing military commanders to conduct an “extremism down-day.” According to NPR, the memo came as military commanders sought to address the growing threat of right-wing extremism.

“In the guidance memorandum, he basically gave an injunction to every service member to combat extremist ideologies within the force where they saw them, and to take it upon ourselves to protect one another and to speak up and educate one another about extremist ideologies, when we discovered them causing divisions within the force,” Lohmeier said. “And that’s me paraphrasing the guidance memorandum.”

Space Force Commander speaks out after being ‘relieved of duty’

Anything else?

In a separate interview with Fox News Digital, Lohmeier denied being political or partisan, instead saying he was simply trying to follow Austin’s directive.

“I don’t believe I was being partisan. It is not politically partisan to expose or attack critical race theory or Marxism,” Lohmeier said. “The reason I say that is because critical race theory and Marxism are antithetical to American values. Critical race theory fuels narratives that attack America’s founding documents.”

“I’m being misportrayed online — I don’t criticize any leader, or any person in the DoD or any elected officials — but I try to tee up ideas that I think are toxic,” he added.

Though he has been reassigned, Lohmeier said he has retained his rank.

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Former surgeon general blasts CDC over mask communication: ‘They fumbled the ball at the 1-yard-line’

Former Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams blasted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after he said they “fumbled the ball at the 1-yard-line” in handling mask guidance for Americans.

Adams served under the Trump administration from 2017 until former President Donald Trump left office in January.

What are the details?

Adams said that he agreed with the plan of eliminating the need for masks in fully vaccinated Americans, but the execution was subpar to say the least.

During a Monday appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” Adams said, “I think this was an appropriate call based on the science. I think the play call was right, but they fumbled the ball at the one-yard line in terms of communicating this to the public.”

Adams also said that CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky’s announcement left those people working in public health “blindsided.”

“I think you miss the nuance about protecting yourself versus protecting an organization,” Adams explained. “It was a little bit of whiplash for the American public in terms of them saying just a week before, ‘Keep your mask on’ and then all of sudden they’re saying, ‘Now you can take them off.'”

What else?

In Thursday remarks made in a White House press briefing, Walensky
said, “Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities — large or small — without wearing a mask or physically distancing. If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.”

Walensky’s announcement came just one day after she addressed Congress and told them that masks were still necessary for Americans — vaccinated or not.

Walensky told Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Sunday that the organization is “getting data, evolving data, on the science.”

“It certainly would have been easier if this science had evolved a week earlier and I didn’t have to go to Congress making this statement,” Walensky admitted. “But I’m delivering the science … and you know, it evolved over this last week.

“And so taking all of these data together, we’ve been working really actively just this whole last week to try and move the science, move the data, to the American people and tell people — deliver the science to them,” she added.

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Liz Cheney says Trump supporters are ‘misled,’ calls Trump a ‘real danger’ to American democracy

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the recently ousted chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, claimed Sunday that Republicans who continue to support former President Donald Trump are “misled.”

What are the details?

During an interview on “Fox and Friends,” host Chris Wallace asked Cheney why she continues to vocally criticize Trump, seemingly alienating the tens of millions of Republicans who support him.

In response, Cheney called Trump a “real danger” to American democracy.

“Former President Trump continues to be a real danger. What he is doing and what he is saying, his claims, his refusal to accept decisions by the courts, his claims…that somehow this election was stolen. What he is doing is he is causing people to believe that they can’t count on our electoral process to actually convey the will of the people,” Cheney began.

“We have to be a nation of laws. If you reject the rulings of the courts, if you work against the rulings of the courts, then you really are at war with the Constitution,” she continued. “He is a continuing danger to our system.”

“Those millions of people that you mention who supported the president have been misled. They’ve been betrayed,” Cheney said. “And certainly, as we see his continued action to attack our democracy, his continued refusal to accept the results of the last election, you see that ongoing danger.”

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Despite being ousted from her role in House Republican leadership, Cheney has made it clear she will not stop criticizing Trump.

Just minutes after being ousted, Cheney told reporters, “I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office.”

Anything else?

Cheney later said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), who replaced Cheney as the No. 3 House Republican, are being “complicit” in Trump’s claims about the election.

Stefanik pushed back at Cheney’s criticism Sunday by saying Cheney is stuck “looking backwards.”

“She is looking backwards. … Republicans are looking forward. We are unified. And we are talking about conservative principles,” Cheney said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

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Teachers union president blames Trump and implies vaccine-hesitant Fox News viewers are why schools aren’t fully reopened

The president of the second-largest teachers union in the United States said Monday that she supports schools fully reopening for the fall semester but would not commit to doing so.

In a contentious interview, Fox News host Martha MacCallum and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten argued about school reopenings and whether teachers unions had successfully lobbied to keep schools closed even though scientific evidence suggested children are at low risk for spreading COVID-19, as the New York Post reported last week.

Weingarten told MacCallum that she hopes schools will be open in the fall and that her union would not require children to be vaccinated before schools reopen. She did not definitively state that schools would be fully opened this fall. She defended the teachers unions’ record on school openings, casting blame for the slow return to in-person instruction on the Trump administration, and on vaccine hesitancy among Fox News viewers.

“Right now 97% of schools are open,” Weingarten claimed, but MacCallum interjected to clarify that only 67% of schools were reopen for full-time in-person instruction.

“We believe that the conditions have changed now so that everybody can be back in full time, but the bottom line is this: I begged the Trump administration, I can show you — I have many, many letters right now. I went to my office to find them,” Weingarten said. “I begged the Trump administration to do exactly what the Biden administration did, which is real safety guidance that Trump, that the former president didn’t mock every other day.”

Weingarten went on to praise the Biden administration for issuing the safety guidance AFT had lobbied for, but MacCallum interrupted her to point out that the Trump administration had aggressively pushed for schools to reopen because studies were showing viral “transmission among children is very low.”

She added that the U.S. has lagged behind countries like China and Russia in sending children back to school for in-person instruction.

Weingarten blamed the teachers union opposition to reopening schools on former President Donald Trump.

“If we had actually listened to Dr. [Robert] Redfield and the CDC last May and that the president — the former president — hadn’t kept on changing his mind and changing these things, we would have gotten more schools back in session,” she claimed.

“Really?” An incredulous MacCallum responded. “Because, what you told me was that there wasn’t money, that some of these schools had problems like mold, I mean, all these things started getting into the mix that were not part of the equation at all when parents were just wanting to get their kids to go back.

“Obviously, you didn’t have the pull with the prior administration, but in this administration there’s been $20 million that has gone from — to Democrats — from teachers unions and teacher organizations,” MacCallum continued, referencing the Post’s report that AFT donated $20 million to the Democratic Party during the 2020 election. “So that money seems to be working.”

Weingarten dismissed the accusation, pointing out that school reopenings were complicated by COVID-19 spikes in November and December and adding that the availability of vaccines, thanks to the Trump and Biden administrations, is now “a real game changer” for schools reopening.

MacCallum countered that virus transmission rates among students in the classroom “was very low” even during the COVID-19 spikes.

“The bottom line, Martha, is it’s time for our kids to be back in school,” Weingarten responded. “I am grateful that the Biden administration is listening to parents and to teachers and to administrators and to even Fox to try to figure out how we get people vaccinated, how we get our kids back to school and how we get our country back to being back.”

Asked what needs to happen for schools to fully reopen in the fall, Weingarten said Fox News needs to tell its viewers that the vaccine is safe, implying that the network is responsible for spreading misinformation on vaccines.

“I would hope that Fox would do what everybody else in public health is doing, which is, ‘We have to get our kids vaccinated once the vaccination is ok,” Weingarten said, though earlier she said students would not be required to get a vaccine for schools to reopen. “I would hope Fox says to all of these people that don’t want the vaccines that think there’s a problem, ‘Why don’t you and I do things together to get our kids back to school.'”

“This is what we need to do,” she added. “We have to stop the misinformation, we have to stop the disinformation, we have to stop the chaos.”

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Senator Josh Hawley says it’s time to BREAK UP the Big Tech monopoly

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley (R) joined the “Steve Deace Show” and addressed the problem with “Big Tech monopoly.”

Sen. Hawley expressed a need to break up the Big Tech monopoly before they gain more power over the American people. “Just look what they have tried to do in the past 6-months,” Hawley said.

When the issue of censorship first emerged, Deace explained how he did not want the government involved with the solution. But, now that the dominant platforms like Google, Apple, and Amazon are suppressing any competition from entering the marketplace, government intervention is required.

Hawley later offered suggestions for how to break up Big Tech monopolies.

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Texas rancher interrupted during live interview as authorities search for migrants: ‘We’re under siege’

Fox News viewers witnessed first-hand how the migrant crisis is unfolding at the southern United States border on Thursday when a live interview was interrupted by authorities searching for migrants.

While explaining to Fox News host Dana Perino that “we’re under siege here,” south Texas rancher John Sewell was interrupted by immigration authorities searching for migrants on his property.

And that was after he already caught three migrants earlier in the day.

At the time of the interruption — in which K9s could be heard in the background — Sewell explained that Customs and Border Protection officials have not offered ranchers much assistance as migrants flood the U.S.-Mexico border.

“The basic thing we got from this yesterday, unfortunately, we’re not going to get a lot of support from the CBP. They basically said their hands are tied and the best thing for us is to work with our state reps, our Congress, so on and so forth, our local officials are all doing as much as they can,” Sewell said. “So, you know, it’s very unfortunate that we don’t have support from our CBP.”

That’s when the interview was interrupted and Sewell directed his attention to the ongoing search.

“Dana, I’m sorry, I had a group of guys coming through looking for some immigrants, you’re going to have to put it back at me again,” he said.

“I’m just going to tell you again that we’re not getting the support as the U.S. This is not panning out good for us. We’re under siege here. And when I say that, I’ve already caught three this morning before breakfast,” he added.

Sewell went on to vent frustration about the government’s response to the migrant crisis.

I obviously call the Border Patrol. That’s our first line of defense. And that’s another thing. You know, we’re nervous as to what we can get away with and what we can’t get away with. You know, these people— it seems like they have more rights than we do. It’s very unfortunate that we’re having to battle this and the CBP is telling us that all they do is enforce policy. Well, if the policy from the administration is catch and release, let’s say, because that’s all we’re doing, we’re taking them back to the border, testing some, maybe all — I don’t know the true answer to that — and turning them loose in the U.S. We’re not turning them back and I said it before and I’ll say it again, these people are coming to you guys. They’re not staying here with us.

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Ex-football player and cop points out LeBron James’ hypocrisy: ‘Living on a high horse’ in a ‘multimillion dollar house’ around ‘nothing but white people’

Former football player and police officer Brandon Tatum blasted NBA star LeBron James over what he says is his hypocrisy of living in an isolated bubble but pointing the finger at a police officer doing his job.

James went viral on Wednesday night after tweeting a photo of the officer involved in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who was reportedly trying to stab another female during a Tuesday altercation.

James tweeted — and later deleted — the photo with the caption, “YOU’RE NEXT. #ACCOUNTABILITY.”

What are the details?

Speaking with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Thursday night, Tatum — who runs a conservative YouTube channel — said that James would not hesitate to work with white police officers for the right reason.

“LeBron James is living on a high horse. He’s in a multimillion-dollar house living around nothing but white people,” Tatum railed. “He is not affected by none of this violence. He could care less. And at the drop of a dime, he will have white officers at his house doing investigations on false claims if there is some.”

He also blasted the Black Lives Matter movement for similar hypocrisy.

“LeBron James and these wealthy people like the BLM co-founder living in million-dollar houses, they don’t care,” Tatum added. “They just want to push a virtue signal because they have nothing better to do. They are not educated enough to look at things from both sides and they continue to want to push a narrative that’s just not true. I really wish they would be held accountable and at least ashamed of what they’re doing to our country.”

Following Ma’Khia Bryant’s shooting death, Tatum — who, on Twitter, goes by handle @TheOfficerTatum — tweeted video of the child’s mother saying that her daughter “promoted peace.”

He captioned the video, “As [Bryant] was attempting to stab another girl. People need to stop getting on TV lying about their kids. I saw the body camera.”

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Top Biden official admits he ‘can’t make any guarantees’ Afghan troop withdrawal won’t empower terrorists

National security adviser Jake Sullivan admitted Sunday the Biden administration cannot guarantee that withdrawing United States troops from Afghanistan will not create another power vacuum that emboldens terrorist groups like the Islamic State.

Biden announced last week that he would formally withdraw all U.S. personnel from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, the 20th anniversary of the infamous terror attacks on U.S. soil.

Currently, there are about 2,500 U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan, along with 1,000 special forces personnel.

What is the background?

After U.S. forces successfully defeated al Qaeda in Iraq, then-President Barack Obama ordered the full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011.

The move is now seen as a strategic failure, likely creating a power vacuum that allowed ISIS to exponentially grow in the destabilized region.

Army officer Ryan N. Mannina explains:

[T]he [Obama] administration mishandled the withdrawal of US forces in 2011, leaving the Sunnis vulnerable and the Iraqi security forces (ISF) unprepared to take responsibility for the country’s security. Almost simultaneously, a civil war broke out in Syria. The remnants of AQI—under a new name, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or the Islamic State)—exploited the conflict to renew their jihad and rebuild their combat power. Iraq’s Sunni minority—alienated and abandoned—began fighting back against oppression by the Maliki government. In 2014, the Sunnis welcomed ISIS back into Anbar province and helped them seize nearly a third of Iraq’s territory, establishing the physical caliphate ISIS had always dreamed of building.

What did Sullivan say?

Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Sullivan admitted that he “can’t make any guarantees” that Biden’s troop withdrawal will not result in another power vacuum that will be exploited by terrorists.

“I can’t make any guarantees about what will happen inside the country. No one can,” Sullivan said.

“All the United States could do is provide the Afghan security forces, the Afghan government, and the Afghan people resources and capabilities, training and equipping their forces, providing assistance to their government,” he continued. “We have done that, and now, it is time for American troops to come home and the Afghan people to step up to defend their own country.”

Though Sullivan did not provide details, he explained the U.S. has the capabilities to “suppress the terror threat” in Afghanistan without having U.S. personnel stationed there, but reiterated that Biden has “no intention” of sending troops back to Afghanistan.

Biden’s foreign policy position? ‘Strength,’ says National Security Adviser

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Sen. Cotton slams Dem court-packing plan: ‘Illegitimate attack on the foundational principles of this country’

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) condemned as “illegitimate” a Democratic bill to pack the U.S. Supreme Court by expanding the number of justices who sit on the court from nine to 13.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.J.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) earlier this week introduced legislation to increase the number of justices who sit on the nation’s high court. At a press conference announcing the bill, Nadler said Democrats were “unpacking” the Supreme Court — invoking an accusation from progressive activists that President Donald Trump somehow packed the court by exercising his constitutional power to appoint Justice Amy Coney Barrett to fill the seat vacated by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Democrats claimed Republicans had “no right” to fill the Supreme Court vacancy before the 2020 U.S. elections and accused Republicans of stealing the Supreme Court majority. Presumably, permitting Biden to fill four new Supreme Court vacancies would tilt the current 6-3 Republican appointee majority (on a body that’s supposed to be nonpartisan) back toward the Democrats.

During an interview on Fox News Friday, Cotton told host Harris Faulkner that Democrats are making a “power grab.”

“The whole point is a Democratic power grab. The Democrats are angry they don’t have a liberal majority on the Supreme Court and they want to add four justices — shockingly, the exact number they would need to get Democratic-appointed justices into a majority on the court,” Cotton said.

“Now, they may not be able to pass this in the Congress right now in part because the Senate is evenly divided,” he acknowledged. “But part of this is the Democrats trying to push the boundaries of what is possible so if they win larger majorities at some point in the future, they’ll put more pressure on their colleagues to vote for this and ultimately to pack the court.”

Cotton cited Obama-era promises that illegal immigrants would not receive health care under the Affordable Care Act as an example of how the Overton window has shifted, pointing out how years later when Biden campaigned for president, most Democratic candidates supported government health care for illegal aliens.

“That’s why it’s so essential that we denounce it today as an illegitimate attack on the foundational principles of this country, the rule of law, and constitutional government,” Cotton said of the effort to pack the court.

For now, the White House has declined to give its support to the congressional bill to expand the Supreme Court. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that President Biden will wait for the report from the commission he established to study judiciary reform before coming to a decision about the size of the court or other reforms.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said earlier this week that she does not intend to bring Nadler’s bill to a vote in the House.

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NAACP asks NFL to ‘rethink its relationship’ with Fox, says Fox News spreads ‘hatred, bigotry, lies and racism’

NAACP President Derrick Johnson penned a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell urging the league to “rethink its relationship” with Fox Corporation, saying their media agreements “should not be complicit in helping to increase the profits of Fox News” — which Johnson says spreads “hatred, bigotry, lies and racism.”

What are the details?

“We are aware the NFL is currently negotiating carriage agreement renewals with broadcast partners,” Johnson wrote, saying that while the NACCP looks “forward to wide distribution of American’s favorite sports pastime, we have grave concerns about the ancillary implications of the League’s affiliation with Fox.”

He added in bold, highlighted text, “The NFL’s programming should not be sued as a bargaining tool for [Fox Corporation owner] Rupert Murdoch to help fund Fox News’ hatred, bigotry, lies and racism.”

The NAACP president argued, “The NFL, a league where nearly 70 percent of the players are Black, should not be complicit in helping to increase the profits of Fox News, a leading voice in condemning those same players for peaceful demonstrations against systemic racism.”

Johnson also asked for a meeting with NFL leadership to discuss the issue.

Johnson’s letter is dated March 9, and was disclosed by multiple news outlets on Thursday — within hours of the NFL announcing its new long-term distribution agreements with its media partners.

USA Today reported that “The NFL did not immediately return a request for comment,” adding:

The NFL did respond in another way, however. It announced a mega-deal on Thursday afternoon with television partners CBS, Fox, NBC, and ESPN/ABC, also, the league shifted its Thursday night package to Amazon Prime.

It’s another indication of the power of the NFL. It also demonstrated that while the NAACP made a strong statement to the NFL in its letter, in the end, the NFL showed, money is the main driving force in football.

According to The Associated Press, the NFL’s new deals will “nearly double its media revenue to more than $10 billion a season.”

The NFL said in its press release that Fox renewed its agreement to produce its NFC package of Sunday afternoon games, and that it expanded its digital rights.

However, Fox lost its Thursday night NFL coverage to Amazon.

The AP reported:

Amazon has partnered with the league to stream Thursday night games since 2017, but it will take over the entire package from Fox, which has had it since 2018 after CBS and NBC shared the package for two seasons.

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Kevin McCarthy reveals House Democrats are trying to ‘steal’ seat from sitting GOP congresswoman

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy warned Friday that House Democrats are trying to “steal” a House seat from Republicans.

What is the background?

The Democrat-controlled House Administration Committee announced Wednesday they would not dismiss Democrat Rita Hart’s claims that she is the rightful winner of Iowa’s second congressional district in the 2020 election. Hart lost to Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks by just six votes.

Miller-Meeks sought to dismiss Hart’s challenge, but the Administration Committee voted down party lines to reject Miller-Meeks’ motion.

Hart challenged the election outcome in December under the Federal Contested Election Act. Hart claims 22 legally cast ballots went uncounted in the election, but if they were counted, the net result would make her the winner of the election.

Hart’s challenge is particularly controversial because Miller-Meek’s victory was confirmed by a recount and a “bipartisan canvassing of the ballots cast in the race,” the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported. Hart also refused to exhaust her legal remedies in Iowa courts before appealing directly to the House.

What did McCarthy say?

Speaking with Fox News host Sean Hannity, McCarthy said House Democrats are seriously considering Hart’s claims because they want to “steal” the seat from Miller-Meeks and expand their slim five-seat majority over Republicans.

“Congresswoman Miller-Meeks not only won on Election Day, she is the duly elected congresswoman. She also won the recount. She is certified; she is serving,” McCarthy said. “She’s on the [House Veterans’ Affairs] Committee as well, she has offered an amendment against that COVID bill to help the vets. The Democrats voted against it.”

“But what is really happening here, Sean, you know it,” McCarthy continued. “The Democrats have the smallest majority in their history in the last 100 years — only five seats.”

“So, every seat they can steal helps them be able to pass the most socialist things they can,” the California Republican explained.

McCarthy also accused Democrats of “hypocrisy” for challenging the election of a duly-elected congresswoman but denouncing all attempts by former President Donald Trump’s to challenge President Joe Biden’s victory.


What did Miller-Meeks say?

Speaking Friday on Fox News, Miller-Meeks accused Hart of leveraging Democrats’ House majority in an attempt to override the will of Iowa voters.

“What my opponent wants to do is to violate Iowa law, go against Iowa law, and go against the representation of the voters of Iowa, and disenfranchise 400,000 voters because she didn’t get the results she wanted,” Miller-Meeks said.

“She said that in a video. She said she skipped over the Iowa courts and had to go to the House Committee on Administration to get the results we need, not the results of the voters, not the results of the election law in Iowa, but to have Congress decide who gets to represent Iowa’s 2nd congressional district,” Miller-Meeks continued.

“States should rule their election, voters in that state should decide who represents them,” Miller-Meeks declared. This is a process where they want to go against the laws of our state, the election laws of our state, against the voters of our state, and to determine who they want to seat in Congress.”

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Geraldo Rivera scraps potential Senate run for now, saying Fox News ‘freaked out’

Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera this week floated the idea of running to be Ohio’s next U.S. Senator, but quickly abandoned the idea for the time being saying that his employer “freaked out” over the prospect.

What are the details?

Rivera, 77, announced Wednesday that he was mulling over a bid to replace outgoing Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) in 2022, tweeting, “Pondering running for retiring @senrobportman seat in United States Senate. #GoBuckeyes,” in a message sent from Siesta Key, Florida.

He encouraged folks to “spread the word” and “come on board early,” sending out hashtags showing support of his “dear friend” former President Donald Trump, along with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and his own potential Senate bid with #Geraldo4Ohio.

Rivera also pitched a slogan, declaring, “From the Great River to the Great Lake, I’ll fight for you.”

The next day, Rivera tweeted, “After a 36-hour pondering whirlwind I’ve decided not to seek public office. Erica and I deeply appreciate the good wishes of those cheering the idea.”

During an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Friday, co-host Steve Doocy asked Rivera, “What is the deal? You made news earlier this week suggesting you might run for office, but then I read yesterday you apparently sobered up.”

“Well, you know what happens,” Rivera replied. “You wake up, you have a dream, and the thing is you probably should keep your dream to yourself but instead I started talking to Erica about it. We both got very enthusiastic, we really do think that — you know, I’m a moderate Republican — we could do something in a state like Ohio.”

The pundit said “the reaction, the initial vibe was great but it was also much more overwhelming than I ever expected.”

“Fox freaked out, [and] said ‘pick a lane: are you a journalist or a politician?'” he continued, admitting, “I wasn’t ready to jump off my current turnstile, so instead I had to kind of embarrass myself and say ‘never mind.'”

Rivera went on to list some of his general political perspectives that he believes “would have played” in “a state like Ohio” before conceding, “I’m not prepared yet to leave my current profession. Maybe if I’d kept my mouth shut another six months it would have been a different story.”

Doocy then cut in, telling the audience of Rivera, “He’s a dreamer, in so many ways.”

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Sen. Tim Scott: ‘Woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy’

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) on Tuesday responded to a disparaging comment from MSNBC host Joy Reid that accused the senator of appearing at a GOP press conference about the minimum wage to make the Republicans appear more diverse.

“Woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy,” Scott told Fox News host Trey Gowdy. “We need to take that seriously.”

He added that people who lack “common sense” should read the Bible verse Matthew 5:44. That verse states, “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Last week Reid, commenting on a press conference held by Republican senators expressing their opposition to increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour, said that Scott was there to provide a “patina of diversity” for the GOP. At the time, Scott’s press secretary Caroline Anderegg responded on social media, saying the senator “is not a prop.”

“Unsurprising someone like Joy would stoop that low — I guess that’s what you do in the absence of a substantive policy critique,” Anderegg said. “The senator has been leading the fight against the misguided Dem wage hike for weeks.”

Before Scott appeared on the program, “Fox News Primetime” host Trey Gowdy took a moment to condemn Joy Reid’s remarks.

“Tim Scott is a United States senator who worked his tail off to be part of nearly every significant policy conversation this country has,” Gowdy said. “He can stand wherever the hell he wants to stand, in any group he wants to stand with, because he’s earned the right to be there.”

“The fact that you see a black man as a prop, Joy Reid, says a lot more about you than it does about Tim Scott,” he continued. “I see a United States senator. And if you were really interested in unity or fair treatment or respect in civil discourse, that’s what you would see too.”

At last week’s press conference, Scott explained that the minimum wage will increase costs on businesses, leading many to cut jobs they cannot afford to pay for and increasing unemployment during the pandemic.

“This is the furthest distance between common sense and the Democrat policies,” Scott said. “In the middle of a pandemic where nearly 11 million Americans have already lost their jobs, the last thing you do is increase the cost of businesses, which will, according to the CBO, will at least shutter 1.4 million jobs.”

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Leo Terrell says cancel culture will backfire ‘because it denies history,’ explodes on liberal professor over Dr. Seuss books: ‘You do not represent the black community’

Leo Terrell slammed cancel culture in a Tuesday interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum.

The civil rights attorney’s remarks were in reference to Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ announcement that it would stop publishing at least six books that some people said included “racist and insensitive imagery.”

Later on Tuesday, he spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, where he blasted a fellow guest over the controversy.

What are the details?

Defending the books, Terrell, a former teacher, said that the images “reflect the time in which the books were written.”

“I am not offended by those pictures because it talks about the evolution of this country and how we are now,” he said. “You cannot ignore history, you cannot eliminate history. There’s worse pictures than that. But taking in context, those that want to cancel these books, those that think those books are racist, show me the harm to victims today. They can’t!

“They use this argument of racist as a gimmick, a talking point to basically cancel people out,” he added. “I think it’s wrong as a teacher. … We cannot eliminate our history. Some of our history is bad but the majority is great. Both sides need to be taught.”

MacCallum admitted that some of the images in the book are not how “we depict people today,” and noted that a majority of the images with which people took issue were based on the conditions of an entirely different era.

“Cancel culture is going to backfire, because it denies history,” he agreed. “No person in American history is perfect, from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln. We don’t cancel people. We need to embellish the good parts, criticize the bad parts, but grow and learn from it. I think that’s something that we need to do and speak out about it.”

What else?

On Tuesday night, Terrell spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, where he
exploded at fellow guest liberal professor Dr. Omekongo Dibinga — who advocated for the books’ cancellations.

“I support the decisions of a company making a decision on its own that it didn’t want to offend a group of people, so I’m all about supporting this,” Dibinga told Hannity and said that myriad examples of racism in Seuss’ books gave him reason to believe that the company was “making the right decision to respect how these people are viewed.”

Terrell snapped back, “Those books are historical books. Those books talk about the weaknesses, the flaws in this country, and how this country has grown. … You name me one person, first and last name, who’s been harmed by any of these books! You cannot do it!”

“I can name the black community that has harmed by those books,” Dibinga said.

“No you don’t!” Terrell shouted. “Don’t say that! You do not represent the black community!… You don’t represent me! For you to sit here and say that is a lie!”

As the segment ended, Terrell added, “Show me the systemic discrimination! You’ve got nothing to say!”

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Former WH press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is now at Fox News

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has signed a deal to be a contributor on Fox News, the outlet announced Tuesday.

What are the details?

During an interview on “The Faulkner Focus” with Harris Faulkner, the host announced, “It is my distinct pleasure today to welcome Kayleigh McEnany to the Fox family. We will be seeing much more of her in the future.”

The news sparked McEnany’s name trending on Twitter, but it was already anticipated.

The Associated Press noted:

It was reported in January that McEnany had disclosed to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics while still in office that she would work for Fox after leaving the White House. Fox said at the time that it had been in discussions with McEnany but had paused them.

Before working for Trump, McEnany was a commentator at CNN.

According to a report from The Daily Beast, not everyone at Fox is happy with their new co-worker being brought on board. An unnamed insider likened McEnany to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, fuming to the outlet:

“It’s truly disgusting they fired hard-working journalists who did care about facts and news reporting only to turn around and hire a mini-Goebbels whose incessant lies from the White House helped incite an insurrection on our democracy that got five people killed, including a police officer. Post-Trump Fox is quickly becoming a very scary place and quite dangerous for our democracy. It’s not even conservative news anymore. They’ve plunged into an alternate reality where extremist propaganda is the only course on the menu.”

In her sit-down interview with Faulkner, McEnany recalled the “shock” and sadness felt by her and other White House staff on Jan. 6, after a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.

McEnany notices difference in treatment by WH press corps

She also shared that she has noticed a difference in the way she was treated by the White House press corps compared to how the they treat her successor, President Joe Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki.

“I’ll never forget watching one of the early press briefings where [Psaki] was asked about Antifa riots and I believe she said that she hadn’t spoken to the president about that,” McEnany recalled to Faulkner. “They let her move on, whereas if I would have been asked that about violence on the other side of the aisle… that wouldn’t have been an answer that flew, nor should it have.”

McEnany added, “I think the standards are different but the American people are smart, so wise, they see the difference.”

However, McEnany said she has no ill feelings toward Psaki, personally.

“I wish her all the best,” McEnany said. “I left her a note saying that much, we’ve met previously, one time, and she was very kind. So were some of her colleagues in the press shop.”

Apparently, the feeling is mutual. Psaki extended kind regards to McEnany when asked about it during a media briefing on Tuesday. Psaki recalled chatting with McEnany when both were contributors on CNN, before adding, “I certainly wish her the best in her future endeavors.”

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Democrats’ ‘chilling’ letter demands cable providers account for ‘misinformation’ and ‘lies’ from ‘right-wing media outlets’ they carry

Two Democratic members of Congress penned letters Monday to a dozen cable providers demanding they account for “misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories, and lies” from “right-wing media outlets” they carry — and the networks specifically named were Fox News, Newsmax, and One America News Network.

What are the details?

The letters from U.S. Reps. Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney, both of California, were addressed to AT&T, Verizon, Roku, Amazon, Apple, Comcast, Charter, Dish, Cox, Altice, Alphabet, and Hulu. The letters leveled numerous accusations against the aforementioned news networks, including that their coverage helped the “radicalization of seditious individuals who committed acts of insurrection on January 6” at the U.S. Capitol.

“Some purported news outlets have long been misinformation rumor mills and conspiracy theory hotbeds that produce content that leads to real harm,” the letters said. “Misinformation on TV has led to our current polluted information environment that radicalizes individuals to commit seditious acts and rejects public health best practices, among other issues in our public discourse.”

Citing “experts” who claim “the right-wing media ecosystem is ‘much more susceptible…to disinformation, lies, and half-truths,'” the letters said “right-wing media outlets” like Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN “all aired misinformation about the November 2020 elections.” The letters also accused the networks of “spreading misinformation related to the pandemic.”

What do the Democrats want?

Eshoo and McNerney demanded in their letters that cable providers explain “what moral or ethical principles (including those related to journalistic integrity, violence, medical information, and public health) do you apply in deciding which channels to carry or when to take adverse actions against a channel?”

The letters also asked the cable providers to detail what steps they’ve taken to “monitor, respond to, and reduce the spread of disinformation” from news networks they carry, as well as any punitive measures they’ve taken against such channels — and if they plan to carry networks like Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN once contracts expire.

The letters were penned ahead of a hearing set Wednesday — “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media” — to be hosted by a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on which Eshoo and McNerney sit, CNBC reported.

What was the reaction?

Fox News told CNBC in a statement that “as the most watched cable news channel throughout 2020, FOX News Media provided millions of Americans with in-depth reporting, breaking news coverage and clear opinion. For individual members of Congress to highlight political speech they do not like and demand cable distributors engage in viewpoint discrimination sets a terrible precedent.”

CNBC said Comcast declined to comment, and representatives for the other cable providers to which letters were addressed didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Republican Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr called the letters a “chilling transgression of the free speech rights that every media outlet in this country enjoys,” CBNC said, adding that Carr’s fellow Republican Commissioner Nathan Simington reacted similarly.

“The Majority is flirting with violating the First Amendment,” a GOP aide for the House Energy and Commerce Committee told CNBC in a statement. “Should the government be pressuring private industries to censor legally protected content and suppress the freedom of the press? No. If a free and independent press is still valued and mainstream in America, this censorship campaign should alarm every single journalist and member of the media.”

Haven’t we seen this movie before?

The Democrats’ letters mirror CNN’s assertion last month that cable providers should “face questions for lending their platforms to dishonest companies that profit off of disinformation and conspiracy theories” — and again the three named were Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN.

CNN’s Brian Stelter has been on the aforementioned warpath of late, specifically saying a few weeks back that “liar” Fox News’ influence must be reduced through a “harm reduction model” — which he said isn’t censorship. Later Stelter interviewed a Democratic congresswoman who called for a “truth commission” to root out “extremist ideology” so Americans can mouth a “common narrative.”

In his chat with freshman U.S. Rep. Sara Jacobs of California, Stelter decried the “impact of cellphones and this constant connectivity, social networks and far-right television networks” — all of which he said are “fueling a fire” of extremism.

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Trump supporters embrace Newsmax and OANN while confidence in Fox News as the ‘most trusted source of news’ plummets: poll

Fox News received more bad news on Sunday after a poll found that a large percentage of Trump supporters no longer embrace the cable news behemoth as their most trusted source of news.

A new USA Today/Suffolk Poll discovered that only 34% of Trump voters named Fox News as their “most trusted source of news.” This is a massive 24% drop from the poll in October 2016, when 58% of former President Donald Trump supporters declared Fox News as their most trusted news source.

Trump voters are jumping the Fox News ship and embracing relative newcomers Newsmax and One American News Network. The poll of 1,000 Trump voters taken by phone between Feb. 15-19 found that 17% of Trump voters see Newsmax as their most trusted source of news, and 9% trust OANN.

“At the time of our October 2016 poll, OANN and Newsmax were barely 2 years old, so they were not offered as options,” David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said. “However, we do not believe that in 2016 they would have been trusted the most by a statistically significant portion of respondents.”

Newsmax and OANN are snatching Trump’s most loyal backers. The survey found that 92% of Newsmax viewers believe Joe Biden was “illegitimately elected” tune into Newsmax, and 90% of OANN watchers question the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.

If they had to pick between the Republican Party and Donald Trump, those who trust Fox News skew 51%-37% in favor of the former president. But with those committed to Newsmax, 72% chose Trump over the GOP, and the percentage jumps up to 80% in Trump’s corner for viewers who watch OANN.

In a Hill-HarrisX poll from earlier this month, 64% of Republicans said they would quit the GOP to follow Trump if he started a third party.

Paleologos said the switch from longtime cable news powerhouse Fox News to these burgeoning alternatives is a “seismic shift in the landscape of trusted news sources for conservatives.” He added that despite the falling numbers, Fox News is still the “most trusted news network/media source among previously identified Trump voters.”

This continues a worrying trend for Fox News, which has seen its TV ratings drop ever since the 2020 presidential election. Fox News lost the primetime ratings war to CNN in the week after election night.

In the two weeks after the 2020 election, Fox News saw a drop of 32% in viewership in viewership among the coveted 25-54 age demographic during primetime.

During the week of the riots at the U.S. Capitol building in early January, perennial ratings champion Fox News fell to third place behind CNN and MSNBC.